Delta Phi Alpha has financially supported activities or projects of local chapters promoting German language, culture, and civilization.
Recent Delta Phi Alpha Chapter Grant Recipients
Sam Houston State University
University of North Texas
St. Thomas University
North Central College
University of Texas Arlington
The University of Texas at Arlington: A German Symposium entitled “What can you do with German?” was held by the Theta Pi chapter on March 5, with an attendance upwards of 100 people, followed by a luncheon. Speakers addressed such topics as the importance of a skill and a language in the international workforce; the Congress-Bundestag exchange program; the importance of the cultural role of German musicians and authors in the world; the sister-city relationship between Arlington and Bad Königshofen; and the need for second-language skills for those planning on graduate school. Prof. Lana Rings is the chapter adviser.
Baylor University: The Omicron Delta chapter’s plan to raise visibility on campus includes a bulletin board honoring the organization and membership of Delta Phi Alpha at Baylor University, a glossy 2-fold brochure that will discuss the history and significance of Delta Phi Alpha for German and the Iota Omicron Chapter, a banner for the Iota Omicron Chapter of Delta Phi Alpha for use during meetings and induction ceremonies, and decorations/ costumes for our spring 2005 induction program. The chapter will, with cooperation with Klub Deutsch (Baylor’s German club), produce two short plays in German; they will perform at the Delta Phi Alpha induction on April 18, 2005 and also will perform for the children (pre-K through 5th grade) of Viking Hills Elementary School in Waco TX. This play is a first step to establishing cooperation with the Waco Independent School District for future projects bringing German into the elementary schools each year. Prof. Jennifer Good is the chapter adviser.
Creighton University: The Kappa Chi chapter’s project is an interdisciplinary panel discussion entitled “Germany Today: Domestic and Foreign Affairs.” Creighton University panelists will include two faculty from Political Science and one from the German Program, and a graduate student in International Relations. Panelists will present 10-minute talks on the following topics: German foreign policy as it relates to Iraq and the changing nature of the European Union, the German domestic scene (economic stagnation and partisan politics), fundamental reform of the German military, and related cultural issues. The presentations will be followed by a discussion, to be moderated by an undergraduate student majoring in German and Political Science, and a reception. The event will be publicized in the Creighton and Omaha communities. The chapter adviser is Prof. Lorie Vanchena.
Drew University: The Iota Phi chapter will present a series entitled “Berlin in Film” during the fall of 2005. The following films will be included: Good-bye Lenin, Rosenstraße, Himmel über Berlin, Die Legende von Paul und Paula, and Eine allseitig reduzierte Persönlichkeit: REDUPERS. Chapter co-advisers are Prof. Elfriede Smith and Prof. Edye Lawler.
Typically, chapter incentive grants are funded up to the $300 level. Each chapter incentive grant requires a written report to the National Secretary Treasurer and chapters may not receive grants in consecutive years (I.e. must wait 2 semesters until eligible to receive a new grant)