1994-95 has been an especially busy and exciting year. September found us moving into beautiful new quarters on the fourth floor of Founders Hall. We hosted a workshop on Interdisciplinary German Studies for faculty from over a dozen New England colleges and universities. We welcomed German feminist linguist, Dr. Luise Pusch who gave a lecture entitled "Bach's Daughters," and in one German class shared her databank of famous women. (See "Books to Read"). ** Our faculty and students have been very active in performances this year. At Halloween we participated in the annual "Readings in Horror" to a packed audience. German Club members participated in the New England German Drama Day. In February a group performed "Gestures, Visions, Dreams: stations of Expressionist Drama," in conjunction with an exhibit at the Davis Museum that featured gestural drawings by E. L. Kirchner and E. Schiele. April saw a production of "Poetry in the Park," a multi-lingual festival, in which many of our students read or recited poems in German. ** The high point of the year came on December 15, 1994, when we inaugurated our department library, naming it for Ruth Deutsch. Prof. Deutsch, who retired in 1977, generously gave us many books from her personal library. Other books have been added from the estate of Magdalene Schindelin, Assoc. Professor emerita, who passed away in New Haven last spring. The Ruth Deutsch Library (FND 405) gives us and our students a convenient and pleasant place to gather and to study. ** We will be
June, three majors in Language and Literature, three in German Studies, and our first minor. A number of them are featured in "Wegweiser Nachrichten" and "Wellesley-in-Konstanz." Last June I enjoyed visits with three alumnae, Teresa Adams ('81) in Frankfurt, Christine Pearson ('90) in Stuttgart, and Margie Berle Nubbemeyer ('74) in Berlin (see Alumnae Aktuell). We continue to ask you to contact us by mail or email with your news. Our current students are very interested in finding out "welche Wege Sie gegangen sind." We look forward to hearing from you and to greeting you personally at your next reunion in Founders 405/407.
Front row, left to right: Margaret Carroll, daughter of Ruth Deutsch (Assoc. Professor of Art at Wellesley), Ruth Deutsch, and Tanja Zöllner-1994-95 Konstanz Exchange student. Back row: Maria Lesser, '95, Davina Vora, '95