LAS in a Nutshell

Some literary impressions from the heart of the LAS writing factory!

Speech at the Graduation Ceremony 2017 

Dear students, dear members of the staff, dear families and friends; dear graduates!

Wow! You are here! You did it. Today, you officially graduate from the Liberal Arts and Sciences Programme in Freiburg. For that, we would like to congratulate you in the name of all LAS students!

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Welcome Speech to our 6th Cohort

Dear members of the staff, dear second, third and fourth years; dear cohort 6, we are here to welcome you in the name of all LAS students!

A year ago, we were sitting where you are sitting now, excited to be part of this program and yet, nervous and unsure what would be lying in our future.

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Speech at the Graduation Ceremony 2016

Dear friends and members of the University of Freiburg, dear current and former staff of the University College Freiburg, dear families and most importantly, dear graduates,

On behalf of the studentscouncil, I would like to congratulate you on your bachelor degrees. You did it. You did, what we still have to accomplish.

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Welcome Speech to our 5th Cohort

So, last night, we were sitting down together, we had a couple of bailey’s (maybe a few more), and we thought.. right.. let’s write that speech now. Our aim was to inspire each and everyone in this room and to motivate you for the journey that is yet ahead of you. But procrastination is every student’s biggest foe.

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Welcome Speech to our 4th Cohort

You woke up one morning in your cupboard under the stairs, haunted by nightmares of lecture halls filled with Dudleys – big ideas in your head and magic in your heart. It was probably not your 11th but your 20th birthday when an owl suddenly dropped that one letter on your doormat, inviting you to join the greatest School of Liberal Witchcraft and Wizardry Germany had ever seen.

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A poem by Paul J. Grünsch

One year of Liberal Arts rewind’
A program innovatively designed
Combining studies of several kind
Intended to create a habit of mind

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Farewell Speech to our former Director of Education, Nicholas Eschenbruch

Today we have come together to say goodbye to our captain. It’s been four years since he was endowed with the honorable task of leading a difficult mission. The plans of a pioneering spaceship had to be designed, the construction supervised.

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Welcome Speech to our 3rd Cohort

One year ago, we stood where you stand now. Eager, Excited, and more or less ready to board LAS – this ship sailing into the open sea.

In the beginning, we were overwhelmed by the vast ocean of possibilities that lay ahead of us. We traded the firm ground for the swaying of the deck beneath our feet.

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Welcome Speech to our 2nd Cohort

Dear Professor Dr. Gherke, Professor Dr. Zimmermann, Professor Dr. Freitag,
Dear Dr. Eschenbruch, dear teaching staff, dear second cohort of LAS students, we proudly
welcome you to our prestigious castle of knowledge.

 

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