Each spring semester, the department hosts up to 500 students from local area high schools for a day of competition and fun. Students show off their knowledge of German grammar, they recite poetry, perform skits, display their artwork, and enter their cakes and deserts for a baking competition. A "Culture Bowl" at the end of each German Day determines the best high school team! The 2013 German Day is Monday, March 25. Exams will use topics and vocabulary concerning German music and musicians.
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At the end of each spring term, the department recognizes its best graduate and undergraduate students with fellowships as well as generous cash awards. Each year, we also honor the achievements of our distinguished alumni. The Awards Ceremony will be held May 24 at 6 p.m. in the Max Kade German Cultural Center (736 Old Chemistry). For more information contact the Department Head.