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Cold War Spy Stories From Eastern Europe is edited by Texas State Professor Valentina Glajar, Alison Lewis and Corina L. Petrescu, and includes chapters written by Dr. Glajar and Dr. Lisa Haegele. The volume was recently reviewed by the Central Intelligence Agency.

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Courage and Fear by Ola Hnatiuk is translated by Dr. Ewa Siwak.

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April 27, 2021

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The German Program at Texas State congratulates our alumni Houston Hataway (Class of 2020) and Emma Jane Park (Class of 2019) for being selected as alternates in the 2021-2022 Fulbright U.S. Student Award competition! They are one step closer to teaching English and American culture in Germany!

March 26, 2021

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The German Program at Texas State enthusiastically announces that our former student, Gaby O'Connor, dual major German/French, Spanish and Honors minor (class of 2018), now a graduate student in Linguistics at the University of Texas at Austin, has been awarded the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.

Gaby works on the development of human language tools and technologies in multilingual speech. Her project aims to develop a computational model for detecting and processing multi-word expressions in bilingual corpora.

Congratulations, Gaby!!

March 22, 2021

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Congratulations are in order for graduating German major Issac Caswell, who has been accepted into the MA Program in German at the University of Arkansas! He has also received a coveted Teaching Assistantship and will be teaching elementary- to intermediate-level German to undergraduates. Herzlichen Glückwunsch, Issac!!

February 5, 2021

Congratulations to our students who have been selected as semi-finalists for the 2021-2022 competition cycle of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program!

Allison Tinglov (bottom left) - Study/Research at the University of Tübingen, Germany
Political Science/International Relations and German

Emma Jane Park (top, Class of 2019) - English Teaching Assistant Program, Germany
German and Secondary Education

Houston Hataway (bottom right, Class of 2020) - English Teaching Assistant Program, Germany
German and Biology

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August 21, 2020

Congratulations to Dr. Valentina Glajar, Professor of German, who received the Presidential Distinction Award in Service at the Liberal Arts Fall Faculty Meeting.

May 13, 2020

April 20, 2020

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The Texas State German Program congratulates Issac Caswell, who received the Elizabeth Topper-Nash Endowed Scholarship and the Corinda Crews Moeller Endowed Scholarship.

April 20, 2020

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The Texas State German Program congratulates Luz Elena Anaya Chong, who received the Corinda Crews Endowed Moeller Scholarship.

April 20, 2020

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The Texas State German Program congratulates Andrew Morgan, who received the Señor Cicero A. Rust III Endowed Scholarship.

April 15, 2020

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The Texas State German Program congratulates German and International Studies graduate Luiza Daude Laurents, who has been awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to Germany for the 2020-2021 academic year.  (more)

March 31, 2020

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The Texas State German Program congratulates German minor Wesley Moore, who was selected as the Outstanding Undergraduate Student in the College of Liberal Arts for 2019-20.

May 8, 2019

The Texas State German Program's German On Stage course was profiled in the University Star in an article by Laura Figi. The article includes interviews with Dr. Glajar and two different student actors, as well as photos from the performance.

April 24, 2019

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Dr. Conner, Elijah Danielsen, Miracle Tinsley, Dr. Haegele

The Texas State German Program congratulates German minors Elijah Danielsen and Miracle Tinsley, who were recognized as recipients of the Corinda Crews Moeller Scholarship at the 2019 Liberal Arts Awards Ceremony.

April 3, 2019

Congratulations to Dr. Valentina Glajar, Professor of German, on her selection as first American Council of Learned Societies Fellow at Texas State! Read more at the Texas State Newsroom.

November 2, 2018

Two German faculty members, Dr. Lisa Haegele and Dr. Ewa Siwak, gave presentations on their current research at the Fall 2018 Research Colloquium. Dr. Haegele presented "West German Genre Cinema in the 'Long 1968'" and Dr. Siwak presented "An Ethnic Petting Zoo."


October 9, 2018

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Dr. Michael Conner read poems by Antonio Machado (in German translation) and Rainer Maria Rilke at the 2018 Festival de Poesía.

April 23, 2018

The Texas State German Program congratulates Gabriela O'Connor, who received the College of Liberal Arts Outstanding Undergraduate Student Award and the Outstanding Undergraduate Student in Modern Languages Award, and Chelsey Graham, who received the Corinda Crews Moeller Scholarship.

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April 20, 2018

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Congratulations to Kayla Hill whom the Alpha Chi National Honor Society recognized as Favorite Professor for 2018.

March 28, 2018

The first annual “Do Deutsch! Day” was a great success, with more than 70 students attending, including current and prospective German majors and minors. Juniors and seniors shared their takes on upper-division courses, special programs, and our student organizations. The event was sponsored by the German Club, Delta Phi Alpha German Honor Society, and the German faculty. A huge thank you to Modern Languages for the delicious pizza!

October 16, 2017

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German faculty Dr. Valentina Glajar and Dr. Lisa Haegele presented their research on the Cold War on a panel titled “Cold War Spy Stories from the Eastern Bloc.” Also featured were Dr. Alison Lewis (University of Melbourne, Australia), Dr. Corina L. Petrescu (Humboldt Fellow; University of Mississippi), and Dr. Susan Morrison (Professor of English, Texas State University) who presented papers on their archival work on the East German and Romanian secret services. Drs. Lewis, Petrescu, and Glajar are co-editing a book on this topic that will appear through the University of Nebraska Press. This event, organized by Dr. Glajar, enjoyed the generous support and co-sponsorship of Modern Languages, all departments in Liberal Arts, International Studies, the Center for Diversity and Gender Studies, the College of Liberal Arts, and the Honors College.

Fulbright and German at Texas State: a winning combination!

Since 2009, German double-majors have represented more than half of the Fulbright English Teaching Assistant grants awarded to Texas State students.

Moreover, Honors and German student Elliott Brandsma was awarded a research/study grant to Iceland in 2013.

German section coordinator Dr. Valentina Glajar is the Fulbright Program Adviser at Texas State.

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In Memoriam

June 16, 2020

It is with great sadness that we report that Dr. Lewis Marquardt, former professor of Humanities at Texas State and Arizona State University and husband of Dr. Dona Reeves-Marquardt, professor emeritus of German at Texas State, passed away on May 31 in Austin. Grandson of ethnic German immigrants from the Black Sea region, Dr. Marquardt served as the President of the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, as well as Executive Director of the German-Texan Historical Society in Austin. His obituary may be read here.

July 27, 2018

It is with great sadness that we report that German alumnus and US Marine Joshua Snowden (July 22, 1985 - July 10, 2017; Class of 2010) passed away while in the service of his country in July 2017. Joshua appeared in the very first German on Stage production in 2010.

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April 21, 2017

It is with great sadness that the Department of Modern Languages announces the passing of Dr. Louis Brister, who was a Professor of German in the department from 1966-2005 and served as its chair in the early 1970s.  He was the author, editor, and translator of journal articles and books, most notably John Charles Beale’s Rio Grande Colony (2008) and Mexican Prisons: The Journal of Eduard Harkort, 1832-1834 (1986).