Consul General Herbert Quelle visited Nebraska March 1-2
Consul General Quelle spoke to an audience on Tuesday evening at the German-American Society and made comments about German immigration. On Wednesday, he spoke at Creighton University to a group consisting of high school and university students, German teachers and friends of German in Omaha. He talked on a variety of topics and answered questions. He was in Nebraska to get a feel for the political climate. Topics ranged from environment to immigration to the Mideast to the Ukraine. He also spoke on the benefits of learning another language and the advantages of German in the job market. Thanks to Olaf Böhlke from Creighton University for getting the event organized.
Outstanding German Teacher of the Year
Congratulations to Kellye Deane from Gretna High School, who was named Nebraska's Outstanding German Educator of the Year
at NILA .
The Outstanding German Teacher of the Year Award honors the exceptional contributions of a Nebraska German Educator. The recipient is recognized at the fall NILA Conference (and should be present if at all possible). Nomination form for 2017 can be downloaded from the Awards page.
NATG GERMAN PRESENCE AT NILA
The 2016 NILA Conference was held at Schoo Middle School in Lincoln October 7-8. There was a free workshop Friday afternoon, followed by an NATG business meeting before dinner at James Arthur Vineyard. Several German teachers presented at the conference on Saturday: Pat Branson (UNO), Marissa Wanamaker (Lincoln High), Yulia Evans (Lincoln East), and Ginger Starks-Yoble (Westside Middle School). Congratulations and thanks to Pat Branson, now past-president of NILA for her service.
Spring Workshop held at UNO
Our spring workshop will be April 1 at 10:00 at UNO--Arts and Sciences Building, room 311. Here is a map if you're unfamiliar with the campus--it's building 2 on the Dodge Campus and there is plenty of free parking right there: https://www.unomaha.edu/business-and-finance/support-services/_documents/visitor-map.pdf
We will be videoconferencing with a former student of Kristen Hetrick's who currently works for the organization Global Bridges, e.V. (http://globalbridges-forum.org/) to learn about the cool stuff he is doing with his German studies that we can use as motivation/persuasion for our current students to continue. Since he is in Berlin, he will also share with us his observations about how Germany is responding to the politics of the U.S. and how things are looking for the German fall election.
President: Kristen Hetrick (1/15/2017-1/15/2018)
President-Elect: Wendy Brennan
Secretary/Treasurer: Jason Pitt
Past President: Yvonne Engesser
Testing Chairperson: Diane Wulf (email@example.com)
Awards Chairperson: TBD
Scholarship Chairperson: TBD
NASG Chairpersons: Pam Hoover
Webmaster: Pat Branson
Why join AATG? When you are a member of AATG, you are AUTOMATICALLY a member of our Nebraska chapter. Nebraska German teachers stick together and are available to help when needed. Our Nebraska chapter meets at least twice a year. Nebraska AATG hosts the State German Students' Convention, hosts an awards tea for students who score well on the AATG National Exam. Omaha-area German teachers meet regularly for Stammtisch. A group of retired German teachers now also meets regularly.
Chapter Info & Projects
Our next workshop is planned for April 1. A Doane student currently living in Berlin will share perspectives on living and working in Berlin.