We can, however, take this opportunity to congratulate emeritus professor of Dutch -- and former newsletter editor-- William Shetter on reaching his 95th birthday this year. (He said it was all right to tell you.) Happy birthday, Bill!
We were also delighted by the visit this fall of alumna Eva Maria Janke, MA ’82, and her husband Jörg Nagler, friends from long ago. Their very fond memories of Bloomington and Indiana University brought them back for a lovely, long October weekend. Jörg studied history at IU and has been professor of north American history at the University of Jena since 1998. They send greetings to all who might remember them.
And after more years than I care to count, I finally taught my last class this spring. But jumped at the chance to serve once again as German diction coach for the Jacobs School of Music Opera Theatre, this time for their wonderful production of Humperdinck’s Hänsel und Gretel. That stack of books I’ve been meaning to read in my spare time will have to wait a bit longer.
If you are among this year’s newsletter contributors, thank you for writing. If you have not sent in an item, please consider doing so next year. Let me encourage you to write whenever you have something to share. We especially want to hear from more alums. See my contact information below. Everyone can also check in with us any time via the Department of Germanic Studies website Department of Germanic Studies: Indiana University Bloomington (especially under News and Events) and on the Facebook page IU Bloomington Germanic Studies Department.
Read on everyone and keep us in your thoughts.
M.A. 1968, PhD. 1980