News and Events


  • Schwertfeger will receive 2022 Ernest Spaights Plaza Award (7/8/2022) - We are happy to announce that FLL/German Professor Emerita Ruth Schwertfeger will receive the 2022 Ernest Spaights Plaza Award. This special recognition will be honored at the 2022 Annual Fall Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, October 19th at 3:00pm in the UWM Union Ballroom.
  • Wipplinger receives 2022 UWM Faculty Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award (7/8/2022) - The Department of Foreign Languages and Literature joins the German Program in celebrating our colleague, Jonathan Wipplinger, who has been selected for the 2022 UWM Faculty Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award.
  • Virtual Awards Ceremony (5/24/2021) - Each May since 2015, UWM German has held an annual Spring Awards Ceremony. In 2020, like so much else, our event was cancelled.
  • Book of the Year / Buch des Jahres! (4/25/2018) - Join us in reading and discussing Wolfgang Herrndorf’s best-selling road-novel Tschick! Start reading now, and look out for exciting book-related events and activities next Fall and Spring semesters! German and English language readers welcome!
  • Alum Misty Voss Studies Abroad in Hessen (11/7/2017) - Read about UWM German alum Misty Voss and the amazing award that is allowing her to spend a year in Germany. Herzlichen Glückwunsch Misty!
  • Congratulations to Melanie Smith! (10/17/2017) - Congratulations to Melanie Smith (German & Linguistics) for winning a SURF Award from the Office of Undergraduate Research to support her work with Professor Garry Davis.
  • Kaffeepause (9/8/2017) - You are welcome to attend Kaffeepause, 1-2 pm in Curtin Hall 187. We are scheduled to meet on the following Tuesdays: September 19th; October 3rd, 17th and 31st; November 14th; December 5th.
  • Welcome Dr. Karolina May-Chu! (9/7/2017) - Please join us in welcoming Dr. Karolina May-Chu as Assistant Professor to the UWM German Program! Learn more about her in the August 2017 issue of the College of Letters & Science's In Focus online magazine. InFocus article »
  • Filmabende (6/9/2017) - Join us once a month during the semester for our Film Series. We screen both contemporary films and classics.
  • Music, Race, and American Culture in Weimar Germany (5/1/2017) - Associate Professor Jonathan Wipplinger’s monograph "The Jazz Republic: Music, Race, and American Culture in Weimar Germany" was just published by the University of Michigan Press. The Jazz Republic examines jazz music and the jazz artists who shaped Germany’s exposure to this African American art form from 1919 through 1933.


  • Spielstunde - Wednesdays, September 27, October 11, October 25, November 8, November 29 @4:00PM-5:00PM in Curtin Hall 866
    Please join us for "Spielstunde" - one hour of conversation and board games. All levels of German are welcome! Coffee, tea and snacks provided. In Fall 2023, Spielstunde will take place from 4:00 PM-5:00 PM in Curtin Hall 866
  • UWM German Program informal lunch hour - Wednesdays, October 4, October 18, November 1, November 15, December 6 @ 1:00pm-2:00pm in UWM Union
    Please join the UWM German Program for an informal lunch hour. Spend your lunch-break with friends from class, chat with your instructors, and meet other German-speakers on campus! All are welcome! bring your own lunch and join us on these Wednesdays in the UWM Union: 10/4 * 10/18 * 11/1 * 11/15 * 12/6 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM *find us in the seating area outside the Panther Bookstore* look for a table with German Program signs
  • Fun and Games with the German Program - September 13 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Curtin Hall 187 (Language Oasis)

    Join the UWM German Program for two hours of fun and board games! Everyone is welcome! If you don’t know any German, you might learn a word or two; if you have already studied the language, you can talk to others like you. Either way, you will meet old and new friends and find out more about the German Program—all while enjoying some snacks and refreshments. Wir freuen uns auf Sie!
  • German Program Info Session: Study Abroad and Internships - September 20 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
    Curtin Hall 187 (Language Oasis)

    Do you want to study abroad in a German-speaking country? Would you like to find out more about internships in Germany or at a German company in Wisconsin? Join us for this information session and find out more about the German program and the opportunities we offer. Snacks and refreshments provided.