Department of Languages

Newly promoted faculty celebrated at reception

Johannes Schmidt and Eric Touya were among seven newly promoted professors to be recognized by President James P. Clements and Provost Robert H. Jones at a reception on September 4 at the Brooks Center for the Performing Arts. Richard E. Goodstein, dean of the College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities, also hosted a dinner in […]

German alumna spends Fulbright year in Berlin

2014 graduate Amanda Pridmore, a political science major and student of German, received a Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant in 2017. She has spent her Fulbright year in Germany researching the funding and financing of Holocaust memorials. Amanda gave two conference talks and one short presentation at the Fulbright Berlin Seminar. She is also planning a major publication with […]

Alumna spotlight: Sarah Waldvogel

Congratulations to Sarah Waldvogel, one of six recipients of the $15,000 Marcus L. Urann Fellowship awarded by the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. Sarah is a 2018 graduate in Genetics and Biochemistry with a minor in German. While at Clemson, she served as president of the German Club and traveled to Germany to study the […]

BMW continues support of German language at Clemson

German Summit

BMW has continued its longstanding support of Clemson’s German language programs with a new $50,000 gift. The manufacturer has supported the German program at Clemson annually since 2003. BMW’s investment has supported such initiatives as the BMW Lecturer of German, held by Lee Ferrell; the annual German Summit, held each spring; the Clemson Language Intensive Program; […]

Department hosts 45th Annual Declamation Contest

Declamation participants

On October 21, 2017, the Department of Languages hosted the 45th Annual Declamation Contest. This poetry recitation contest brings together middle- and high-school students from the region, who come to the Clemson campus for the day to show off their language skills. This year, 490 students from 31 middle and high schools in South Carolina, Georgia, […]

Second annual International Forum for German and Spanish in the Professions

Keynote speaker Hector Ibarra. (Photo courtesy of Lee Ferrell.)

The German and Spanish Professional Societies and the Department of Languages held the second annual International Forum for German and Spanish in the Professions on September 27, 2017. This event, the seventh to focus on German investment in our region, was held in the Hendrix Student Center. In attendance were students from Clemson University and the […]

Faculty news, Spring and Summer 2017

Yanming An

Yanming An, professor of Chinese and philosophy, received the College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities (CAAH) John B. and Thelma A. Gentry Award for Teaching Excellence in the Humanities. Established by Frank and Sarah Gentry to honor Mr. Gentry’s parents, John and Thelma Gentry, this peer-reviewed award recognizes an outstanding humanities faculty member and provides an annual […]

Faculty and students spend summer in Regensburg, Germany

Clemson student Dani Durham at Infineon.

Johannes Schmidt, associate professor of German, visited the OTH Regensburg, a new partner university in Bavaria, Germany, in June 2017. The week was filled with meeting faculty, administrators, and students at the OTH as well as seeing the sights of the medieval historic center of the city. In Regensburg he saw three Clemson students, the […]

Department to receive two incoming National Scholars

According to a recent media release, Clemson University selected eight students for the 2017 National Scholars Program, the university’s most selective academic merit program. The eight are an extraordinarily gifted group. Beyond the remarkable academic records they present — an average SAT of more than 1530 and high school class rank in the top 1 percent — these Scholars […]