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Spanish at Shepherd University


On Wednesday, April 12th, Dr. Denis Berenschot and Dr. Eva-María Suárez Büdenbender inducted four Spanish majors into Shepherd University’s chapter of Sigma Delta Pi (ΣΔΠ), the national collegiate Hispanic honor society. The spring 2017 inductees include Holly Fridley, Keira Cale, Shirley Haimes, and Neal Crosson. The ceremony is celebrated annually, and eligible students are selected for membership by the faculty.


Does the winter weather have you dreaming about beaches and sunshine? Join Dr. Denis Berenschot for an information session about the Spanish program’s next study abroad trip to Havana, Cuba (May 14th – 29th, 2017). The information session will be on Monday, January 30th, at 3:10 p.m. It will be held in Knutti Hall room 205. Anyone interested in the study abroad trip to Cuba, whether or not you can attend the information session, should take a look at this brochure and then contact Dr. Berenschot ( or 240 367-2424).

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German at Shepherd University

Guten Tag!

German students at The Schmankerl Stube in Hagerstown, Maryland.

Several times each semester, the Department of English and Modern Languages hosts Stammtisch (a German conversation group). During the fall 2017 semester, Stammtisch will be meeting on Thursday, August 24th, at 4:30 p.m.; Monday, September 18th, at 4:30 p.m.; Tuesday, October 17th, at 4:30 p.m.; Wednesday, November 8th, at 4:30 p.m.; and Wednesday, December 13th, at 4:30 p.m. German speakers of all levels—beginners to native—are welcome to attend. For further information, contact Dr. Eva-María Suárez Büdenbender (