Achievements & Whereabouts

Schosers have conquered the world. But where exactly are they? Where have they come from? Where are they going? Schosers have also been at the forefront of many revolutionary discoveries and achievements. Whether in sports, science, business, arts or nonsense, Schosers have the potential to excel. See this unique collection of evidence of Schosers' whereabouts and achievements!

Friday 15 November 2013

Shoeboxes for Christmas

Weihnachten im Schuhkarton

Noch bis zum 15. November werden
Pakete für Kinder in Not gesammelt
Posted am Freitag, 15. November 2013 in Berliner Abendblatt in Berlin-Nachrichten, Leben
Author: Ursula Schoser-Wolff

Angefangen hat es 1990: In Wrexham, Großbritannien, sah Dave Cooke die Bilder aus rumänischen Waisenhäusern, wo Kinder ein menschenunwürdiges Dasein fristeten, und war schockiert. Schnell fasste er den Entschluss zu helfen. Er ermunterte seine Mitbürger, Schuhkartons mit Geschenken für diese armen Kinder zu füllen. Die Resonanz war groß und so konnten Dave Cooke und sein Team 1990 erstmals in Rumänien die Geschenkkartons verteilen. Die Freude der Kinder war übergroß und die Aktion wuchs in den kommenden Jahren. 1993 übergab Dave Cooke sein Projekt an die christliche Hilfsorganisation Samaritan‘s Purse. Es kamen weitere Länder hinzu. Die Zahl der beschenkten Kinder stieg jährlich.

Saturday 27 July 2013

Franz Schoser 80 years

Published in: Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung on 27 July 2013

Monday 15 July 2013

Evanston swimmers to cross Lake Michigan for cancer research

An Evanston-based team of seven swimmers will swim across Lake Michigan this weekend to raise money for cancer research. The group, named “Open Water On Lee,” will participate Saturday in Swim Across America’s first relay race across the lake. Open Water on Lee is one of three teams swimming to benefit cancer research at Chicago’s Rush Medical Center. The team will swim from Ohio Street Beach in Chicago to New Buffalo, Mich. — about 41 miles on a map, said team member and founder Michelle Milne.

John (2nd fr. left) with four of his teammates of team
'Open Water on Lee' to swim 41 miles in about 17 hours
The swimmers have practiced in the dark and plan to wear glow sticks to see each other during the relay. “We’re trying to alter our sleep cycle a little bit since we start at midnight so that we’re able to make it through the night,” Milne said. “The distance isn’t that far, it’s the not sleeping and then getting cold and warming up … it’s that whole cycle that I think is going to be the biggest challenge.” Team captain Chip Gilbertson (Kellogg ’87) said the swimmers hope to arrive at the finish line Saturday evening after as long as 17 hours in the lake. Milne said he has been participating in Swim Across America’s Chicago events for years and started the team with Gilbertson’s help by recruiting swimmers in the Evanston area. The team has raised more than $40,000 in donations and hopes to exceed its $50,000 goal.

“It is imperative that we give back,” Milne said. Gilbertson said the swimmers are driven by both their personal ties to cancer and love of the sport. “Each one of us has been touched tragically in that way, so we’re pretty inspired to help that cause,” he said. “Everybody on the team has a passion for swim, and combining the two of them, it’s a no-brainer for all of us.” Gilbertson also called the event “important community builder” and said support from the Evanston swimming community has been inspiring.

Teammate John Schoser said raising money for the cause has allowed him to hear the stories of others affected by cancer. “This is a great way to give a voice to the people who are gone,” Schoser said. “It’s just affected so many people in so many ways. What’s been profound to me is hearing all those personal stories.” On Saturday, the swimmers will brave a “fairly volatile” Lake Michigan in the name of those affected by cancer, Gilbertson said. “It pales in comparison to fighting the good fight,” Schoser said.

Written by Jeanne Kuang, Assistant Summer Editor  •
Published in The Daily Northwestern on July 15, 2013

Sunday 7 April 2013


The Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (JROTC) is a Federal program sponsored by the US Armed Forces in high schools across the United States. The purpose of Junior ROTC is
"to instill in students in US secondary educational institutions the values of citizenship, service to the United States, and personal responsibility and a sense of accomplishment."
Albert Schoser of Aztec, New Mexico is in the Army JROTC. He is a Cadet Corporal, the Raider Team Captain, and an assistant class leader of Alpha Company first platoon. After college, Albert would like to join the Navy, following in his father's footsteps. 

Meanwhile, Albert is pursuing more peaceful activities through the JROTC when working in the Aztec Ruin National Park where his jobs tend to involve manual labor setting traps for animals stuck in places or doing masonry on the walls. We hope Albert keeps us briefed on his career advances!

Thursday 7 February 2013


Appoline Schöser lives in the French town of Angoulême and is an artist. She is active in diverse areas ranging from plastic arts to video arts. Appoline's creative talent can be witnessed in a video clip on Youtube featuring her contribution in the competition "concours sortir piano" in 2008. In the clip, she gives her own unconventional interpretation of Peggy Lee's song Fever of 1958.

Sunday 20 January 2013

La passion de l'électronique ancienne

Patrice Schöser of Sarreguemines at the French-German border has a passion for old consumer electronics. Recently retired, he uses his free time to collect and repair old transistor radios, tape recorders, record players etc.

*8 March 1952 in
The collection of pictures on his website gives a good overview of the post-war history of consumer electronics. Should you still have an old radio somewhere in the attic, Patrice would be all too happy to come and get it.

Friday 11 January 2013

Gießener Land

To obtain her degree in business administration, Dorothee Schoser carried out in 2009 a project work on the strengths and weaknesses of the Hessian region Gießener Land. The project team interviewed about 150 citizens about their perception of the region and noted that the environment, schools and kindergartens are considered its most important assets.

The regional development agency welcomed the students' findings and planned to use them to shape their future policy. Apart from obtaining their degree, the project team received as thank you gift from the agency a canoe ride on the Lahn river to discover the region from a very special angle.