German-American Day 1998 is sponsored by
The American Association of Teachers of German (AATG), Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Department of Foreign Languages, Western Maryland College.

Many thanks to all teachers, chaperones, guest presenters, WMC professors & students,
Ingrid Rieger & Dr. Mary Upman, Department of Foreign Languages,
Maria Melendez, Secretary, Department of Foreign Languages, and
Diane Morris, Scheduling Czarina, Registrar’s Office
for helping to make this day successful.


9:00 a.m. Introduction (Alumni Hall)
Dr. Mohamed Esa, Assistant Professor of German, Western Maryland College
Ms. Amy Dreibelbis ’96, German Teacher, North Carroll High School

Greetings (Alumni Hall)
Dr. Joan D. Coley, Provost and Dean of Faculty, Western Maryland College
Dr. Thomas Deveny, Chair, Foreign Lang. Dep., Western Maryland College 
Mr. Steven Johnson, Supervisor of Modern and Classical Languages, Carroll County
Mr. John K. Aymold, Jr., President, The German Society of Maryland

9:30-10:20 a.m. Workshops- Session #1 (Hill Hall)
10:30-11:20 a.m. Workshops- Session #2 (Hill Hall)
11:30 a.m. Lunch (Englar Dining Hall, Decker Center)
12:30-1:45 p.m. Folks Dance and Concert (Alumni Hall)

Morry Gelman & Participants of his workshop perform German folks dances
Uwe Kind in Concert: Deutschvergnügen

1:45 p.m. Closing Remarks (Alumni Hall)

Mrs. Susan Miller ‘80, German Teacher, South Carroll High School

2:00 p.m. End of German-American Day at WMC
Participating schools and teachers:

Aberdeen High School, Aberdeen, Michelle Burkins
Catonsville High School, Catonsville, Marcia Hacket
Chesapeake High School, Pasadena, Shirley Santora 
Fallston Middle School, Fallston, Jimmie Brown 
Fallston High School, Fallston, Rick Jones 
Glenelg High School, Glenelg, Dorothy Louks 
John Carroll High School, Bel Air, Judy Potter 
Loyola High School, Baltimore, Linda Butt 
McDonogh High School, Buck Lyon-Vaiden
C. Milton Wright High School, Bel Air, Carol Wyman 
North Carroll High School, Hampstead, Amy Dreibelbis 
South Carroll High School, Sykesville, Susan Miller 
Walt Whitman High School, Bethesda, Renate Langjahr
Washington Waldorf School, Bethesda, Bennett Olson
Westminster High School, Westminster, John Fläter
Wilde Lake High School, Columbia, Myrna Pigo 

Danke fürs Kommen! Auf Wiedersehen! 
Und bis zum nächsten Jahr!

Workshops, Presenters and Locations


List #1: Workshops 1-13

  • Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, Dr. Margaret Boudreaux, Music Department Hill Hall 004
  • Hildegard von Bingen, Dr. Gregory Alles, Dept. of Phil. & Rel. Studies Hill Hall 005 
  • "Mad" King Ludwig II, Siegrid Rodgers, South Carroll High School Hill Hall 006
  • Soundscapes and Graffiti, Ingrid Rieger & Silke Hultsch, Dept. of For. Lang. Hill Hall 013
  • Make Your Own Marzipan, Andrea Shalal-Esa/ Nicole Lehmann/ Caroline Rodgers Hill 108
  • The Art of Cheese Making, Dr. Mary Upman, Dept. of Foreign Languages Hill Hall 015
  • The Holocaust, Jill Krebs & Jayne Karolow, Students of German at WMC Hill Hall 014
  • Gothic Cathedrals in Germany, Susan Williamson, Dept. of Art History Hill Hall 016
  • Sports in Germany, Jeremy Keil/ Kevin Olsavsky, German Students at WMC Hill Hall 017 
  • Careers that use a Knowledge of German, Phil Upman, Westminster Hill Hall 201
  • Study Abroad in Europe, Dr. Martine Motard-Noar, Dept. of Foreign Lang. Hill Hall 105
  • "Max und Moritz", Richard Jones, Fallston High School Hill Hall 203

List #2: Workshops 1-5

  • German and the World Wide Web, Robert Withers, Hoover Library, WMC Hoover Library 
  • "Rock and Hip Hop on the Air" -German Radio Show at WMCR, Robert Middlemiss, Matt McVay & Jason Boone, Students of German at WMC
  • German Volksdancing, Morry Gelman, GTV Immergrün of Baltimore McDaniel Lounge 
  • The White Rose - Resistance to Hitler, Maria Mazzone, German Student WMC BMC 102
  • "Deutschvergnügen" with Uwe Kind, Kind International, New York City Alumni Hall

Viel Spass!

This web page has been created and is maintained by:

Mohamed Esa
Department of Foreign Languages
Western Maryland College .