2018 Campus Campaign: Shaping Germany

The University of St. Thomas German program is excited to continue its successful fall events bringing together the St. Thomas and greater German communities. 

Germany, the heart of Europe and an economic powerhouse, is in a unique position that can affect the transatlantic partnership and international relations worldwide. Throughout the 2018 campus campaign called Shaping Germany at the University of St. Thomas, we will explore a variety of factors impacting the future of Germany.

An in-depth description of the 2018 campus campaign and its events can be found below.

The Shaping Germany campus campaign at the University of St. Thomas investigates and discusses a plethora of factors and topics that shape the future of Germany. Being the heart of Europe and an economic powerhouse, the shaping of Germany may affect the transatlantic partnership and international relations worldwide. The University of St. Thomas’ campus campaign will focus on two major topics of discussion: (i) “Integrating Immigrants” by investigating and promoting Germany’s cultural diversity; and (ii) memory culture and remembering the past. An additional topic will be the transatlantic partnership and German-American Business, taking advantage of the university’s location in the heart of the Twin Cities, the home of about 25 German-American companies.

The current political environment places more emphasis on historic events by investigating cultural, socio-political and historical phenomena. As teachers, we need to ensure that our curricula and extra-curricular activities like the German Campus Weeks fulfill the Modern Language Association’s mandate to develop historical proficiency in addition to cross-cultural and linguistic proficiencies.

We are grateful for the support of the sponsors for the 2018 campus campaign.

Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany – Washington, DC

University of St. Thomas College of Arts and Sciences

University of St. Thomas German Program

German-American Chamber of Commerce – Midwest Minnesota Chapter

Events