Awards Ceremony

At the end of each spring semester, the Department of Germanic Languages & Literatures celebrates outstanding undergraduate students who have excelled in their coursework, earned departmental honors, received scholarships or fellowships, and made special service contributions to the program. The spring 2014 Awards Ceremony and Reception, held May 1, 2014, included the initiation of new members into Gamma Pi, the reactivated University of Kansas chapter of Delta Phi Alpha, the National German Honor Society.

The Awards Ceremony and Reception for academic year 2014-2015 will be held, for the first time, the same weekend as graduation:

Saturday, May 16, 2015
1:00 - 2:00 pm
Centennial Room, Kansas Union
Details will be announced closer to the event.


Awards Ceremony and Reception, May 1, 2014

German Studies majors and minors Morgan Kilgore, Laura Bondank, Zachary Hader, Keyu Wu, Joshua McMullen, Laura's friend Aubrey Hood (a Journalism major), and Scott Friesen enjoy the Awards Ceremony and Reception.

German Studies minor Joyce Bohling and German Studies majors Zachary Hader, Eliza Bowman, and Joshua McMullen enjoy the reception.

Hannah Wise and graduate student Stephanie Wille at our awards ceremony reception. Hannah, German Studies minor and Journalism major, received the School of Journalism Award, given to an outstanding May graduate who exemplifies the high quality of students in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications. She also received the This Kansas Life award for her work on a special projects reporting team examining issues that affect all Kansans. After carrying the graduation banner for the School of Journalism on May 18, Hannah headed to New York City, where she served as a digital intern at The New York Times.


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