Archive for the ‘On Campus’ Category

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.



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.

New German Club

October 3rd, 2012

This year is the inaugural year of the German Club. Though German students have always participated in activities together in the past, this is the first year there has been an official club. For the first event of the year, students participated in eine Schnitzeljagd, the German version of a scavenger hunt. Students had clues in German about famous places and landmarks on the WLC campus and did not get their next clue until they found the place on their original clue. The top three winners received prizes of delicious German snacks.


April 28th, 2011

German 202 students Karlene and Caroline caught a break from their classes and recently worked together to make a tasty German dish. They selected a few dishes in class from one of Professor Krause’s cookbooks.


Frau Krause picked up the ingredients and brought along the supplies, then they had class in one of the residence hall kitchens.

The students made Geschnetzeltes (left), spaetzle, and green beans, and for dessert they made mousse-au-chocolate. It was nice to take a break from normal classes and enjoy some new dishes together!

Caroline blends the ingredients.

Caroline and Karlene sit down and enjoy the delicious meal they have made.

Campus tour in German

April 7th, 2011

Last week, GER 102 students gave a tour – in German – of the Wisconsin Lutheran College campus to their classmates. Each student picked an area of the school that they wanted to talk about, they researched it for further information, and then as the students came to a different building or area, the expert shared their knowledge of that particular section of campus. The areas that were reported on included the Chapel, the Schwan Library, the Science Hall (below), the Center for Arts and Performance, and the REX (our Recreation Complex).

The students were allowed note cards, but their expertise really showed as they answered questions that the others had about each area. The students expanded their vocabulary through their need to explain what they found in their research and were able to connect an aspect of their life that they were familiar with to expressing what they knew in a foreign language ? and they had a great time doing it!

Student-Guided WLC Campus Tour

March 17th, 2010