Dear Friends of Germanics and Alums:
Greetings from a festive UW Husky Campus. Please join me in congratulating the members of the graduating class of 2019 and the recipients of the special honors and awards you may read about in this Newsletter. We celebrate their achievements and we are very proud of them.
Warm congratulations also go to the following colleagues on their promotions, effective this fall: Richard Block (Full Professor), Kye Terrasi (Senior Lecturer), and Ellwood Wiggins (Associate Professor with Tenure).
I extend my sincere thanks to the students, colleagues, and alums who shared their unique perspectives, projects and stories in this and earlier editions of our Newsletter. And I am grateful to the talented kids at the Seattle Area German American School, who drew the lovely pictures of their favorite UW Germanics interns, Madison, Isaiah and Miah. Our new partnership with SAGA is off to a good start.
It’s off into the summer now and for me it’s also the end of my five-year term as chair. Sabine Wilke will be back at the helm as chair of UW Germanics, starting July 1. I trust that under her leadership we are in for a great time ahead.
Professor and Chair
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