German Studies

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Focused on Success

CSB/SJU German is flexible, actively engaged with big ideas,
and focused on student success in and after college.

Courses

Faculty

Kurt Hollender, Ph.D.

Brooke Kreitinger, Ph.D.

Study and Intern Abroad

University of Salzburg

University of Eichstätt

Fall Semester Study Abroad

Fall and/or Spring Semester 
Study Abroad

Careers and Post-Graduate Scholarships

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Student and Faculty Successes

Amanda Bjerke '20

  • Fulbright English Teaching Assistant, Germany (2020-2022)
  • The National 2020 Future K-12 German Teacher Award from The National German Honor Society Delta Phi Alpha (2020)
  • Future Language Educator Award, Minnesota Council on the Teaching of Languages and Cultures (MCTLC) (2020)
  • The Sister Margretta Nathe Scholarship for German (2018-2020)
  • American Association of Teachers of German (AATG) Mit Deutsch in die Zukunft Leipzig Summer Seminar Grant (Summer 2019)
  • Delta Phi Alpha National German Honor Society Membership (2019)

Max Ditzler ’21

  • Fulbright Austria and Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science, and Research (BMBWF) US Teaching Assistantship at Austrian Secondary Schools (2021-2022)
  • The Otmar Drekonja German Cultural Studies Scholarship (2019-2021)
  • Phi Beta Kappa (2021)
  • Delta Phi Alpha National German Honor Society Membership (2019)
  • Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (2016-2017)

Julia Petron ’20

  • Fulbright Austria and Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science, and Research (BMBWF) US Teaching Assistantship at Austrian Secondary Schools (2020-2022)
  • Declined - Fulbright English Teaching Assistant, Germany (2020-2021)
  • The Sister Margretta Nathe Scholarship for German (2018-2020)
  • Phi Beta Kappa (2020)
  • DAAD Summer Language Grant, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) (Summer 2019)
  • Delta Phi Alpha National German Honor Society Membership (2019)
  • German Summer Internship Program, Klinikum Augsburg Hospital, Augsburg (Summer 2018)

Kathryn Weinmann ’20

  • Fulbright Austria and Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science, and Research (BMBWF) US Teaching Assistantship at Austrian Secondary Schools (2020-2022)

Channa Kalsow ’22

  • The Otmar Drekonja German Cultural Studies Scholarship (2020-2022)
  • The Sister Margretta Nathe Scholarship for German (2021-2022)
  • Phi Beta Kappa (2021)
  • CSB/SJU Undergraduate Research Summer Collaborative Grant Student Recipient, “Using Advances in the Visual Display of Information to Enhance Grammar and Vocabulary Instruction” (Summer 2020)
  • Delta Phi Alpha National German Honor Society Membership (2019)
  • Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (2017-2018)

CSB/SJU German Section

  • Delta Phi Alpha National German Honor Society Chapter Grant (2020-2021)
  • American Association of Teachers of German (AATG) FL-A-CH Mini Grant (2020)
  • Goethe-Institut Poster Exhibition Märchenwelt (2020)
  • American Association of Teachers of German (AATG) Deutsch macht Spaß Grant (2019)

Florian Bundschuh, M.A.

  • Fulbright Austria Teaching Assistant at CSB/SJU (2020-2021)

Valerie Doze ’21

  • Truman Scholarship (2020-2021)
  • The Sister Margretta Nathe Scholarship for German (2020-2021)
  • Delta Phi Alpha National German Honor Society Membership (2021)
  • Phi Beta Kappa (2020)
  • Jackson Fellowship (Summer 2019)

Joshua Bashore, ’23

  • Delta Phi Alpha National German Honor Society Membership (2021)

John Engh ’22

  • Delta Phi Alpha National German Honor Society Membership (2021)

Megan Handelin ’21

  • Goethe-Institut Chicago Ehrenurkunde Most Improved German Award (2021)
  • Delta Phi Alpha National German Honor Society Membership (2020)

Dr. Kurt Hollender

  • CSB/SJU Benedictine Institute Benedictine Raven Mini-Grant (2021)
  • CSB/SJU Undergraduate Research Summer Collaborative Grant Faculty Recipient, “Using Advances in the Visual Display of Information to Enhance Grammar and Vocabulary Instruction” (Summer 2020)
  • Sonderprogramm zur Förderung von Deutsch in USA Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Washington D.C. Grant to attend the AATG Curriculum Seminar for College Faculty (October 2019)
  • Mellon Foundation, Becoming Community Travel Grant (2019)
  • Mellon Foundation, Becoming Community Practitioner Certificate (2019)
  • Delta Phi Alpha National German Honor Society Membership (2018)
  • DAAD Study Grant, Freie Universität Berlin (2017)
  • Fulbright English Teaching Assistant, Hamburg (2006-2007)

Sara Hoppe ’24

  • 2nd Place - Delta Phi Alpha National German Honor Society 2021 National Essay Contest
  • 2nd Place - Swiss Consulate Chicago Friedrich Dürrenmatt 2021 Essay Contest, Midwest Division
  • Delta Phi Alpha National German Honor Society Membership (2021)

Seth Jackson ’21

  • Delta Phi Alpha National German Honor Society Membership (2021)
  • Declined, Alternate - Fulbright Austria and Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science, and Research (BMBWF) US Teaching Assistantship at Austrian Secondary Schools (2021-2022)

Dr. Brooke Kreitinger '01

  • CSB/SJU Undergraduate Research Summer Collaborative Grant Faculty Recipient, “Advancing the Lower-Level German Curriculum with a Literacies-Based Approach” (Summer 2021)
  • Delta Phi Alpha National German Honor Society Membership (2021)
  • German Embassy “Wunderbar Together” Campus Weeks Grant (2019)
  • Excellence in Advising Award for New Advisors, awarded by the College of Arts and Sciences, University of North Carolina at Greensboro (2018)
  • Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars (2017)
  • German Embassy Teacher of Excellence Award (2016) 
  • German Embassy “Germany Meets the U.S.” Campus Weeks Grant (2016)
  • German Embassy “25 Years Fall of the Berlin Wall” Campus Weeks Grant Recipient (2014)
  • Fulbright Summer Seminar for American Faculty of German Studies, University of Tübingen, Germany (2013) 
  • DAAD Research Grant, University of Trier, Germany (2010-2011)
  • Graduate School Scholarship, Georgetown University, (2005 - 2012)
  • Fulbright Austria and Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science, and Research (BMBWF) US Teaching Assistantship at Austrian Secondary Schools (2001-2003) 

William Lee ’22

  • Phi Beta Kappa (2021)
  • Delta Phi Alpha National German Honor Society Membership (2021)

Michael Murray ’23

  • Goethe-Institut Chicago Ehrenurkunde Most Improved German Award (2021)

Oliver Peterson ’22

  • CSB/SJU Undergraduate Research Summer Collaborative Grant Student Recipient, “Advancing the Lower-Level German Curriculum with a Literacies-Based Approach” (Summer 2021)
  • Delta Phi Alpha National German Honor Society Membership (2021)

Megan Radermacher ’23

  • Delta Phi Alpha National German Honor Society Membership (2021)

Perrin Thompson ’23

  • Delta Phi Alpha National German Honor Society Membership (2021)

Sydney Richter ’23

  • Delta Phi Alpha National German Honor Society Membership (2021)

Jena Schroepfer ’21

  • Phi Beta Kappa (2021)
  • Delta Phi Alpha National German Honor Society Membership (2021)

Alyssa Wilson ’21

  • Delta Phi Alpha National German Honor Society Membership (2021)

Ilyse Putz ’20

  • CEPLAS Cluster of Excellence on Plant Sciences PhD. Scholarship - Universität Düsseldorf, Universität Köln, Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research Cologne, and Forschungszentrum Jülich (2020-present)
  • Declined - Fulbright English Teaching Assistant, Germany (2020-2021)
  • The Sister Margretta Nathe Scholarship for German (2018-2020)
  • Delta Phi Alpha National German Honor Society Membership (2018)
  • Internship WETSCAPES-Projekt, Universität Greifswald (Summer 2018)

Brittany Elsen ’09

  • Minnesota American Association of Teachers of German (MNAATG) Minnesota German Educator of the Year Award, New Prague High School (2019-2020)

Allison McGraw ’19

  • Fulbright English Teaching Assistant, Germany (2019-2020)

Nathan Libra, ’18

  • Declined - Fulbright Austria and Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science, and Research (BMBWF) US Teaching Assistantship at Austrian Secondary Schools (2019-2020)

Matthias Milchrahm

  • Fulbright Austria Teaching Assistant at CSB/SJU (2019-2020)

Danica Simonet, '19

  • Fulbright English Teaching Assistant, Germany (2019-2020)
  • Declined - Fulbright Austria and Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science, and Research (BMBWF) US Teaching Assistantship at Austrian Secondary Schools (2019-2020)
  • Upper Midwest Emmy Student Production Award by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) Upper Midwest Chapter for "Bayt Jadeed: Seeking Home" (2019, co-producer and co-director)
  • Phi Beta Kappa (2019)
  • Delta Phi Alpha National German Honor Society Membership (2019)
  • Finalist – Truman Scholarship, Minnesota (2019)
  • The Otmar Drekonja German Cultural Studies Scholarship (2018-2019)
  • Brandl Scholarship, Jubilee USA Network, D.C. (Summer 2018)
  • Jackson Scholarship, New American Services, St. Paul (Summer 2017)

Jessica Thwaites '19

  • Fulbright Research Scholarship, Austria (2019-2020)

Benjamin Gjerde ’21

  • Delta Phi Alpha National German Honor Society Membership (2020)

Emmerich Sack, M.A.

  • Honorary Delta Phi Alpha National German Honor Society Membership (2020)
  • Minnesota American Association of Teachers of German (MNAATG) Minnesota German Educator of the Year Award, Saint John’s Preparatory School (2014-2015)

Katharina Huetthaler

  • Fulbright Austria Teaching Assistant at CSB/SJU (2018-2019)

Michael Schocker, ’19

  • The Otmar Drekonja German Cultural Studies Scholarship (2018-2019)
  • Delta Phi Alpha National German Honor Society Membership (2019)

Sebastian Braunsberger

  • Fulbright Austria Teaching Assistant at CSB/SJU (2017-2018)

Matt Beck ’09

  • Minnesota American Association of Teachers of German (MNAATG) Minnesota German Educator of the Year Award, Saint John’s Preparatory School (2016-2017)
  • Fulbright English Teaching Assistant, Germany (2009-2010)

Dr. Wendy Sterba

  • DAAD Study Grant, Universität Passau (1985-86)
  • DAAD Study Grant, Ludwig Maximilian Universität, Munich (1975-76)

For an archive of more student and faculty achievements, visit Fr. Mark Thamert's German blog