Students pose behind a wall set up to commemorate the fall of the Berlin Wall.
March 10th marks the day Marquis de La Fayette boarded his ship,L’Hermione, which set sail for the United States in 1780. And in 2015, we get to see L’Hermione back in the USA! For updates on L’Hermione’s journey to the U.S., follow the link below.
The Lafayette German Club will be screening the award-winning film, “Barbara” which is the second installment of a month-long film series focusing on the Berlin Wall. “Set in 1980, director Christian Petzolds latest work centres on a doctor (Nina Hoss) exiled to a small town from East Berlin as punishment for applying for an exit visa from the GDR (East Germany). Planning to flee for Denmark with her boyfriend, Barbara remains icy and withdrawn around her colleagues, particularly with the lead physician (Ronald Zehrfeld), who is hiding a secret of his own. With her patients, however, the guarded doctor is kind, warm, and protective, even risking her own safety for one of her charges. But as the day of her planned escape quickly approaches, Barbara starts to lose control, over herself, her plans and over love.”
*** The film will be shown in German with English subtitles on Thursday in Oechsle 224 at 7 P.M.
Watching the Fighters: Exploring the Roman Fascination with Gladiatorial Combat
7:30 p.m , Thursday, October 23 at Kirby Hall of Civil Rights – Room 104
KAFFEESTUNDE (Coffee Hour) is the place to play fun games and practice speaking German while enjoying scrumptious cakes and tea. KAFFEESTUNDE takes place every Monday and Wednesday from 3- 5:30 PM on the fourth floor of Pardee, outside room 429 All current German students or even anyone interested in learning German are welcome to come to KAFFEESTUNDE hosted by Professor Keister!
Students taking classes in Chinese sang and danced to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival; a harvest festival celebrated in China and Vietnam. Students and professors gave presentations on the Japanese customs performed during this festival and on children’s toys in Vietnam. Best of all, moon cakes and prizes were given out!
Deadline for Submission of Entrance Forms: Friday, April 27
Lafayette College is proud to announce the 2 nd LaFolio Challenge, a celebration of student e-Portfolio achievement. Students at all stages of e-portfolio development are welcome to submit. Digital badges and prizes will be awarded in recognition of achievement at various levels.
Go for the Gold!!