Conference Announcement and Call for Papers

The Great Plains Culture Association
The American Culture Association

Second Annual Meeting
October 3-5, 1996

Montana State University-Billings

The Great Plains PCA/ACA is the regional association of the Popular Culture and American Culture Associations and covers Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota, Kansas, Nebraska, North and South Dakota, Colorado, Wyoming, and Montana. Scholars working in academic settings, applied fields, and graduate students from any discipline are welcome to participate in the conference.

Topics for papers, presentations, or roundtables include but are not limited to the use of cultural analysis in teaching, applications of cultural analysis in varied settings, analysis of regional culture, depictions of the Great Plains in folklore, mass media, literature, film advertising, and art. We welcome proposals on any of the wide range of topics appropriate to the study of popular and American culture.

Send proposals, abstracts, or requests for information to:

Gary Acton
Department of English and Philosophy
Montana State University-Billings
Billings, MT 59101

Telephone: (406) 657-2946
FAX: (406) 657-2187


National Examination: German for International Trade

The 1996 International Business German Examination will be given at MSU-Billings, Saturday, April 20, at 9:00 a.m.

Registration deadline is March 22, 1996

[Editors' Note: When the request to make this announcement came to us we were aware that the registration deadline is very close to our projected publication date for this issue. However, we understand extensions may be possible. Contact Dr. Berger-Prößdorf (see below).]

The examination will be administered nation-wide for the sixth time in the United States. Last year, 134 candidates took the test at 24 centers from coast to coast. Of these, 121 successfully passed this stringent, day-long exam. The level at which this exam can be attempted is the equivalent of at least four years of college German with a specialization in economic and business terms and concepts. Anyone from any college, university, or the community or business sector with a good command of the language may register and take the exam. Registration fee is $110, or $55 for full-time students. Dr. Berger-Prößdorf is the accredited chief examiner at the Billings site. The examination will be administered by a committee of three examiners.

Candidates who achieve a passing grade will receive the Certificate Wirtschaftsdeutsch International, which is underwritten by the Deutsche Industrie-und Handelstage (Bonn), the German-American Chamber of Commerce (New York), the Carl Duisberg Society, the Goethe Institute, and the American Association of German.

There will be four internships available in Germany in the summer of 1996 for those successfully passing the examination.

For further information contact:

Tamara Berger-Prößdorf
Associate Professor of German
Montana State University-Billings
Billings, MT 59101
Telephone: (406) 657-2965

Author! Author!

The Montana Professor urges all members of the Montana University System who have or are about to publish a book to urge their publisher to announce this important event in the pages of The Montana Professor. In return we will request a reasonable contribution toward our publishing expenses.


George Madden
1011 north 30th Street
Billings, MT 59101
(406) 657-2124 or (406) 259-2861
FAX: (406) 657-2051

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