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Josh Lodoly may have a B.A. in Business Administration, but it’s his minor in German that landed him a job at Cerner Corporation in Kansas City, Missouri.

“Although I never thought I'd be able to use German in the workplace in the Midwest,” he said, “it has paid off more than I could imagine, as Cerner hired me because of my ability to speak German.”

Josh’s work in the HR Service Center at Cerner puts him in regular contact with Cerner associates all over the world, including the ones in Germany.  

“German, specifically, is a very beneficial language for business,” Josh said. “Germany has industry leading companies in banking, insurance, energy, and automobiles, among others. Germany continues to have one of the strongest economies in the world.”


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Our Statement on Diversity in support of Rock Chalk Invisible Hawk and the University of Kansas Black Student Union’s efforts to combat racism.
The School of Languages & Cultures serves as a gateway to understanding the diversity of the world, through learning languages, literatures, and cultures, past and present. Through its research and teaching, the SLLC offers students opportunities for deep engagement with a wide range of languages, literatures, and cultures that provide the knowledge and skills to interact with and understand the world. The faculty and students who teach, research, and learn in the SLLC consider issues of diversity fundamental to all of our work. The study of others' languages, literatures, and cultures enables us to develop deep empathy and perspective informs the way that we approach issues before us, whether on a personal, local, regional, national, or global scale. Therefore take it as axiomatic that the SLLC stands for a campus that is committed to the meaningful sharing, contemplation, and discussion of ideas that emerge from multiple cultural perspectives and experiences. We continually rededicate ourselves to the principle of diversity. We strive to create an atmosphere where all students and faculty feel comfortable and welcome to express their views as well as work together to solve conflict. Further, we view our mission as a center of diversity on a flagship campus as requiring us to lead by example.

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