The Waterloo Centre for German Studies is happy to announce that the search for a new assistant is over!
Misty Matthews-Roper will be taking over for Lori Straus as our new administrative assistant.
Misty's interest in German Studies started back in her high school years and led to her 2009 graduation from the Trent University German Studies program. In 2010 she completed a certificate in teaching English as a Second Language at George Brown College. She then taught English in China before moving to teach English in Dortmund for two years.
Every semester, the Waterloo Centre for German Studies's reading group meets on a weeknight evening to discuss a book that is somehow related to German-speaking culture. These have been our past titles:
On Tuesday, November 28th, WCGS Director James Skidmore gave a talk on the history of Christmas traditions in German-speaking Europe. The event was connected with Kitchener's Christkindl Market, which opens next week, on Thursday, December 7th.
Lori Straus, who has been the Administrative Assistant at the Centre since 2013, will be leaving the Centre at the end of the year to devote more time to her freelance writing, and to begin part-time graduate studies. Lori has been a wonderful addition to the Centre, and her energy and enthusiasm will be missed.
Alice Kuzniar, University Research Chair and Professor of German and English, will be awarded the Hans-Walz Research Prize at a champagne reception on 1 December at the Robert Bosch Haus in Stuttgart for her work on the history of homeopathy.