2015 Spring Conference


Topic: Wir sind Helden

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Room: Toy Lounge

Saturday, February 7, 2015, 9:15-4:00




Dear colleagues,

You are cordially invited to attend our spring meeting. Join us on Saturday, February 7th from 9:15 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at UNC Chapel Hill, where Tin Wegel and Sara Budarz will host, and where a number of your colleagues will present on topics related to our German Day theme "Wir sind Helden!"

In addition to many teaching presentations, we will be voting on German Day t-shirt designs (more details coming soon) and discussing other German Day planning issues.

More specifics of the meeting, will be posted soon.

Please send in your registration by Monday, February 2 to me at the address on the registration form.

Thanks, and thanks especially to Tin and Sara for hosting!



To register for the meeting, please download the registration form. Return this form with your check (made out to NC-AATG) to: Alyssa Howards, Box 7353, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC 27109

Registration Deadline: February 2, 2015 Please respect the hosts’ time by registering in a timely fashion! Late registrations create problems for the organizers, especially in regards to meals.

Conference fees are $15 for members or $20 for non-members. Full-time students and teachers in their first or second year of service may attend at half price ($10)!



Frühstück von Guglhupf und Begrüßung

Tin Wegel, Sara Budarz, Alyssa Howards


„Antiheld der Wiedervereinigung: Herr Lehmann und die Westalgie.”

Corinna Kahnke, Duke University


„Teaching 'Die Wende' in the Intermediate Language Classroom with Peter Welz's film Burning Life (1994).”

Sandra Niethardt and Bethany Bowen-Wefuan, UNC/Duke University





„Nennen wir sie Helden!” – die Bundeswehr und ihre Soldaten im deutschen Bewusstsein

Tin Wegel, UNC





„Heroes in Socialist Propaganda: Helden der Arbeit.“

Andreas Tänzer, UNC


 „Aktuelle Helden 2014/15“ - Handout (PDF) | Handout (DOCX)

Beth Gulewich and David Lovin, Broughton HS and Fuquay-Varina HS


Kaffee und Kuchen



Business Meeting:
1) German Day t-shirt voting;
2) membership status;
3) national German exam;
4) updates on advocacy, German Immersion Weekend;
5) treasurer’s report






Questions? Contact Sara Budarz

   Map and Directions

The meeting will take place in the Toy Lounge on the fourth floor of Dey Hall at UNC, Chapel Hill. Take a look at the map below for the building location and parking options.

   Participant List

Bethany Bowen-Wefuan
Ute Bartley
Sara Budarz
Wendy Burgbacher
Hilary Conkey
Jo Garrison
John Gill
Susanne Gomoluch
Beth Gulewich
Deron Hablutzel
Matthew Hambro
Linda Horvath
Alyssa Howards
Corinna Kahnke
Steffen Kaupp
Tayler Kent
Norgard Klages
Brooke Kreitinger
Patrick Lang
Petra Martignoni
Paul Maseman
Jackie Materok
Marilyn Metzler
Sandra Niethardt
James Propst
Sabine Rankin
Susanne Rinner
Elizabeth Schreiber-Byers
Claire Scott
Christian Straubhaar
Oliver Taenzer
Liz Tilmann
Melanie Unger
Gabriele Verhoeven
Tin Wegel
Kai Werbeck
Emma Woelk
Lisa Worthington-Groce
Brigitte Wolozyn