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Blocker Fellows Offer Cultural Showcase

“Modern Political Culture of the Federal Republic of Germany: A Comparative Perspective” and “What’s it for You? Differing Perspectives on Religion and Identity in Germany,” are among the titles to be presented at the 2012 Julius G. Blocker ’53 Cultural Showcase: Encounters with German Culture on Tuesday, Oct. 23, from 5 – 6:30 p.m. in the Vandevort Room of the Scandling Campus Center. The event, co-hosted by the German Area Studies Program and Center for Global Education, will feature the cultural projects of eight HWS students who studied in Germany last year with the support of the Julius G. Blocker ’53 Endowed Fund.

Established by Julius G. Blocker ’53, the Blocker Fellowship Program provides recipients with financial assistance for study abroad expenses, as well as a stipend to support their academic studies. Blocker, who spent a life-changing year in Germany as a Fulbright scholar, created the fellowship to allow HWS students to have their own life-changing experiences in Germany.

During the event, a new photography display will be unveiled in the Global Visions Gallery outside the Vandevort Room. The gallery includes the work of HWS students who have studied in Germany, as well as German exchange students from partner institutions, and faculty and staff.

Offering programs in six German cities, the 2012-2013 Blocker Fellowship supported Devan Mizzoni ’13 in Berlin; Paige Belanger ’13, Emily Potter ’13 and Timothy Zacher ’13 in Bramen; Karolina Jewett ’13 in Landau; Emily Nugent ’13 in Leipzig; and Silene Binkerd-Dale ’12 and Emma Lowenberg ’13 in Tübingen.

The event is open to all.

In the photo above, Emma Lowenberg is featured in Tübingen.