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    Kristi McAuliffe, Assistant Professor of Foreign Language, was selected by the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C. to participate in the 2007 Hess Faculty Seminar: “Literature and the Holocaust.” She was also invited by USHMM to participate in the 2007 Dallas-Fort Worth Forum on Holocaust Education, as well as the 2007 Southwest Regional Holocaust Education Summit.

    HSU German Club travels to the Dallas Opera

    Recently approved as an official University club, the HSU German Club traveled to the Dallas Opera on February 19th to see Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's "The Magic Flute."

    The German Club is an academic organization that promotes interest in Germany and German language and culture. The club, a part of the department of literature and languages, formed when students in German classes wanted a way to take part in fun and educational activities with students who had similar interests. HSU offers two years of language instruction, a special topics course on Holocaust literature, and theological German for graduate students. The club may have the added benefit of attracting more students to the German program here at HSU.

    The club voted to attend "The Magic Flute" in honor of the "Year of Mozart." This year marks the 250th anniversary of his birth. Although Austrian by birth, Mozart's career spanned the German-speaking worlds of Vienna and Munich.

    "I hope they walk away from the trip with a better sense of the culture of German-speaking countries," says advisor Kristi McAuliffe, assistant professor of German, "It would be an added plus if some of them would sign up for our Salzburg program and actually see the historical settings. This is a golden opportunity for the club to engage not only in a social event, but also an educational and cultural one. Many of the students have never been to an opera, so it will be quite the experience for them."

    Students need not be currently enrolled in German studies to join the club. For more information on the German club, please contact Professor McAuliffe at (325) 670-1303.

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