KU receives federal grant to remain a foreign language training center for U.S. military
This is excellent news. Foreign language skills are in great demand in the national security arena, especially the military, so much so that service members can have special skill identifiers added to their military occupational skill codes and get extra pay for maintaining those skills. The article mentions that there are 4 US universities involved in these programs, but the home page for the DOD Language Training Centers website lists 8 universities involved in such programs: Cal State - Long Beach, Concordia College, George Washington U, Indiana U, San Diego State, KU, University of Montana and University of Utah. These are all in addition to the DOD’s long standing Defense Language Institute in Monterey, CA, which on its own could never meet the ever growing national security demand for skilled linguists.