"Gemütlichkeit" is kind of pronounced as "ge-moot-lish-kite". Bless you? No, it has nothing to do with sneezing or saying "Gesundheit!" It is the German club on campus. "Gemütlichkeit" is one of those wonderful German words that cannot easily be translated in one word. It basically means coziness or leisureliness, and calls up a certain comfy atmosphere in which friends take time to talk and enjoy each other's company.
Former SSU student Kristin Dreier, herself very interested in learning German and participating in fun activities related to the cultures of the German-speaking countries, founded this club. "Gemütlichkeit"-members describe the club as a club "with a German influence" and stress that it also includes those students who do not speak German but are interested in the cultures of Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and Liechtenstein. The club members hold regular club meetings, communicate online on Facebook, and they also meet regularly in the Charlie Brown Café next to the library for "Kaffeestunde" (Thursdays noon-1:00 PM). That's when they speak German over a cup of coffee. Why not join them there? Feel free to drop by if you want to refresh your German or simply meet some German students on campus & get involved in club activities. Check out our club pics here.
If you are interested in German cinema, watch for flyers and Facebook announcements to learn what films are shown, and when and where. Regarding other activities offered by "Gemütlichkeit," check out the German Club webpage or the Club's bulletin board in the hallway outside the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures (3016 Stevenson Hall).
If you would like to join our German Club, please go to www.orgsync.com and create your account. We would love to have you! Check out activities from past years on our German Club website. All current events will be posted on OrgSync as well as on our Facebook group. Tschüs und bis bald!"