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Earlier this week, ASL’s BA Plus team hosted this year’s BA Plus Dinner. The dinner—which has become a tradition since the BA Plus program started at ASL 5 years ago—provides a space where BA Plus fellows can meet alumni of the program to get some last minute advice on living, studying, and interning in the US. While we bid our outgoing fellows Stephanie Döhling, Kirsten Eikermann, Sameera Grötsch and Friedrich Opitz farewell, we also welcomed back Cynthia Schmitt, Theresa Rieger, Philipp Jago, Jenny Hoang, and Billie Jean Burkert.
American Studies Leipzig is hereby calling for applications for the “BA American Studies with Transatlantic Capstone Program and Project Year” (BA Plus) sponsored by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the German Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF).
Dear 2nd year BA students,
just a brief reminder for those of you who are interested in learning more about ASL's BA Plus program: We will have a townhall meeting tomorow (Oct. 27), starting at 5pm in room 4.415 (GWZ, 4th floor).
Prof. Garrett will be there to talk about the program and we will have several alumni in the room who will talk about their experiences with BA Plus, studying and interning in the US.
American Studies Leipzig, in close cooperation with the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), is pleased to announce that it plans to award four BA Plus fellowships to second-year BA students this year. Within the framework of the BA Plus program, ASL sends American Studies students to the Global Leadership Center at Ohio University for an additional year of studies.
It’s been a short stint in Germany for BA Plus Alumnus René Grzona. After finishing his BA Plus journey in September 2014, René successfully underwent knee surgery in December, finished his remaining classes by February, completed his BA thesis on “Academic Alienation–The Commercialization of Intercollegiate Athletics” in July, and is back at Ohio University since early August to attend graduate school there.
Prof. Garrett has to cancel his office hours today (June 16). Sorry for the inconvenience!
Dear all, the ASL Event Committee is delighted to announce this year’s annual Independence Day celebration. Join our BBQ party and spend some time hanging out with fellow students, enjoying free food, and music. For more information, check out our flyer. Hope to see you on the 3rd!
During the second week of the Transatlantic Seminar 2015, the ASL and Ohio student teams were busy refining their policy memos and prepared for their presentations on Friday. After consultations with Prof. Garrett on Tuesday, each team came in for an extended feedback session with the seminar’s teaching staff on Wednesday. The students presented what they had prepared until that point and got some more advice and tips on how to proceed from there.
Getting the Ball Rolling – Transatlantic Seminar Participants Get Input and Feedback for Their Project Ideas
On the second day of the Transatlantic Seminar 2015, Sabine Witt from Engagement Global, a German government office which supports development initiatives in Germany, spoke to the seminar participants. Ms. Witt talked about the work of Engagement Global, particularly the organization’s cooperative projects with the German military, the Bundeswehr.
We are welcoming this year’s delegation of Ohio University’s Global Leadership Center (GLC) to Leipzig University! For the next two weeks, GLC and ASL students will be working out proposals for Afghanistan, Nigeria, and the Ukraine featuring the “Vernetzte Sicherheit” (Networked Security) approach. They will be presenting their proposals to German and American diplomats connected to the US Consulate Leipzig, on May 22, along with representatives from the German Bundeswehr and Engagement Global, a German government office focusing on development policies.