Archive for April, 2014

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. 
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