Student blog

August 27th, 2014

By WLC student Philip W.:


Greetings German students and German pioneers! I was able to spend this past summer, the summer of 2014, in Dresden, Germany. I had a multitude of wonderful experiences and I would like to share them with you.


Check out my blog at http://philwarnecke.blogspot.de/ for a taste of Germany and an experience you can have as well!

Encampment on campus

April 14th, 2014

On the weekend of April 5-6, the Wisconsin Lutheran College East Lawn was taken over by a Revolutionary War Encampment coordinated by Rose G., a History major and German minor at WLC.


The camp officially opened at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday and included demonstrations such as wool processing and spinning, French bayonet practice, and a French musket drill.


Participants were dressed in Revolutionary War attire and welcomed questions to any curious passersby. Rose even used her German to explain some of the demonstrations and practices to visiting German speakers.



Old Sturbridge Village

April 14th, 2014

Wisconsin Lutheran College History major and German minor Rose G. spent the summer before her senior year working at the living museum of Old Sturbridge Village (OSV)?in Massachusetts.


OSV re-creates rural New England life between 1790s-1830s for visitors from all over the world to see. In fact, Rose was able to use her knowledge of German to translate the unique trades?featured at OSV,?such as?textiles and?dye,?to German-speaking travelers.


Attending a German Church Service

April 10th, 2014

On Sunday, April 6, German students from Wisconsin Lutheran College attended a German church service at St. Michaelis, which holds its services in the college’s chapel. Not only were the students immersed in the German culture of a church service, but they also sang “Lobe den Herren, den m?chtigen K?nig” (the hymn from which the “Praise the Lord, the Almighty” is based) for the congregation.


After the service was over, the students conversed with members of St. Michaelis during a light reception in the Galleria. The congregation was delighted to get to speak in German with the students and share with them their experiences with German. 

Sampling German food

October 28th, 2013

On Thursday October 24, the Wisconsin Lutheran College German Club went to Meyer’s Restaurant to get a taste of German cuisine. Students sampled a variety of German dishes from Sauerbraten to Kartoffelsuppe (potato soup). Overall the students enjoyed a taste of traditional German food while getting to learn some German as well.

Campus Tour

April 11th, 2013

On April 10, students from the Elementary German 2 class conducted a tour of the Wisconsin Lutheran College campus entirely in German as part of their coursework.


They stopped at various destinations around campus including die Mensa (the cafeteria), das Wissenschaftsgeb?ude (the science building), and der Kraftraum (the weight room).

Tastes of German Literature & Desserts

April 9th, 2013

On April 8 in the Campus Center, students from the German Literature II course presented their research on a literary figure from the top German literary epochs from the 18th and 19th centuries. The students also chose a work of said author and explained to inquirers the meaning of the work and what the work meant to them.


To go along with the different literary tastes, there were also German desserts available for everyone?to enjoy.

Kirche und Essen

April 7th, 2013

On April 6, German students attended St. Michaelis for Sunday worship, a church that conducts its services entirely in German. Its service is held in the Wisconsin Lutheran College Chapel. The students sang the song “Von Guter Menschen” for the congregation.


After the service, the students attended a uniquely German luncheon with the members of St. Michaelis and were able to converse with them in German.

Field Trip to Chicago

December 5th, 2012

On December 3, German students from varying levels went on the annual trip to Christkindlmarkt and the Goethe Institut in Chicago. The group drove down to Waukegan, Illinois, where they boarded the train to the heart of downtown Chicago.


The first stop was Christkindlmarkt in Daley Plaza. Students explored the various shops with unique German trinkets and sampled the delicious German treats.


Next the students attended a class at the Goethe Institut. The instructors at the Goethe Institut taught them various intriguing facts about the country of Germany.


The last stop on the trip was Millennium Park on Michigan Avenue. Here students saw the world-famous Bean sculpture. Overall, the trip gave students an insight into some of the German culture and traditions.

German food

November 12th, 2012

As another activity for the German Club, German students went out to eat at Kegel’s Inn, one of Milwaukee’s German restaurants.


At Kegel’s Inn, students were able to enjoy an authentic German cuisine, from “Kartoffelsuppe” and “Salat” for appetizers to “Wienerschnitzel” and “Goulash” for entrees.


Over dinner, the students conversed in German and learned lots of new words such as the German word for duck, which is “die Ente.” The meal was very delicious and the experience was uniquely German.