Co-Curricular Opportunities

Stammtisch

Stammtisch is an informal gathering of students who want to have fun speaking German outside of the classroom. This year the meetings take place at Wheatfields in downtown Lawrence.

German Club

The University of Kansas German Club is for all students interested in the language and culture of German-speaking Europe. Members organize film screenings each week, attend departmental events, and organize the weekly Stammtisch meetings. For more information, contact the German Club Advisor, Prof. Ari Linden, ari.linden@ku.edu.

Departmental Lectures

The Department of Germanic Languages & Literatures sponsors lectures throughout the year, usually in collaboration with other campus units such as the European Studies Program, the Hall Center for the Humanities, and the KU Max Kade Center. The lectures are free and open to the public and many will count toward GAP (Global Awareness Program) credit. Watch the departmental calendar for event information!

Lied Center of Kansas

The Lied Center of Kansas hosts Lied Center Presents performances, which range from chamber music to Broadway musicals to innovative arts. In recent years, students of German have enjoyed performances of Spring Awakening, the rock musical based on Frank Wedekind's late 19th century German-language play; the entertaining Mnozil Brass, a Viennese brass septet; and Mummenschanz, the experimental Swiss mime  troupe. The Lied Center has also arranged meet-and-greets with performers: students in German and Theater had the opportunity to meet with members of the cast and crew of Spring Awakening.

School of Music

The School of Music offers numerous free performances each year that include works by composers from German-speaking Europe. Student, faculty, and professional performances take place in Swarthout Recital Hall, Bales Organ Recital Hall, the Robert Baustian Theater, and the Lied Center of Kansas.


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