Gwendolyn Moiles ’15 receives Congress-Bundestag scholarship

And some more good news to share: Gwendolyn Moiles ’15 was awarded a Congress-Bundestag scholarship for Young professionals for the academic year 2017/2018! The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX) will allow Gwendolyn to study and intern for one year in Germany. The fellowship is funded by the German Bundestag and U.S. Department of State and annually provides 75 American and 75 German young professionals, between the ages of 18-24, the opportunity to spend one year in each other’s countries. 

Gwendolyn Moiles graduated from Goucher in 2015 with a  BA in Environmental Studies and a minor in German. While being at Goucher, she continuously studied German – Gwen started with GER 110 at Goucher – went on the Berlin ICA in 2012, and she also lived and studied for a semester in Tübingen, Germany.

Since graduation, Gwen ran a farm stand at an apple orchard, taught creative writing to aspiring young authors, was the assistant art director for a feature horror movie about sea monsters, illustrated a series of 100 innovative women in 3-D design for a woodworking studio for women and gender-nonconforming furniture makers in Baltimore, and cooked and gardened at a marine summer camp on a remote island in the Penobscot Bay in Maine. She currently works as a Communications AmeriCorps VISTA at Urban Green Lab, an environmental education nonprofit in Nashville, Tennessee.

Fulbright scholarship recipient: Conor Snow ’15

We are happy to announce that Conor Snow ’15 received a Fulbright scholarship for teaching English in Germany in 2017/18! Graduating from Goucher College in 2015 with a degree in History and minor in German, Conor Snow will be serving as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant in the northern-most Bundesland of Schleswig-Holstein. The grant period will last from September 2017 until the end of June 2018, and his primary focus as a teacher will be assisting his host school with instructing pre-university level students, particularly of refugee/immigrant/minority background, in English and American studies.

Whilst a student at Goucher, Conor took numerous courses in the German department, studied abroad in Lüneburg in the fall of 2013, and was a recipient of the German Embassy Prize of the Federal Republic of Germany upon graduating in 2015. Conor also graduated summa cum laude and was inducted into Goucher’s chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.

He is currently employed by the Baltimore City Department of General Services as the agency’s Special Properties Associate in Historic Preservation Administration.

Reception at Goucher College for 2017 Fulbright recipients: (from left to right): Dr. Antje Krüger, Conor Snow, Dr. Uta Larkey

Student Presentations at the Holocaust Student Symposium in Baltimore

(student presenters from left to right): Madeleine Moss, Jenson Simmons, Elyse Pyle, Melissa Michon (not pictured), and Dr. Uta Larkey

On April 9 2017, four Goucher students who are currently taking Dr. Uta Larkey’s class “Literature and Film of the Holocaust” presented at the Holocaust Student Symposium. The event was sponsored and hosted by the Jewish Museum of Maryland. The symposium gives students the opportunity to publicly share their work while also inviting audience discourse and feedback.  The Goucher students explored topics such as the “Aktion T-4” – a program during which more than 70.000 people were killed in psychiatric institutions -, children in hiding during the Nazi regime, and individual stories of Holocaust survivors and non-Jewish victims. Dr. Larkey and Dr. Martin Shuster – who is currently teaching “Ethics after Auschwitz” took both of their classes to the event – a total of 30 Goucher students. All of the students attended the symposium and explored the current exhibitions in the Jewish Museum of Maryland after the presentations.