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Jimmy D. Morrison

B.A. and M.A., German, University of Kansas
Lecturer and Director, Center for German for the Professions
Interim Director, Max Kade Center
Primary office:
2089 Wescoe

Teaching interests: German for business and professional use

Mr. Morrison has over thirty years experience in international business in the United States, Europe, and South America. He has worked in international transportation, telecommunications, data transmission, power generation and distribution as well as the automotive industry. He has more than a decade of experience as a lecturer and program director in the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures as well as the KU School of Business. He is a certified Prüfungspartner (testing specialist) of the Goethe Institut.

Mr. Morrison currently lectures at KU on international business issues as well as German business culture. He also coordinates the Department's Summer Internship Program in Eutin, Germany.

Mr. Morrison holds a B.A. and M.A. from the University of Kansas and attended the Universität Erlangen/Nürnberg. He is certified by the German Chamber of Industry and Commerce as an Industriekaufmann after having completed an accredited program with Siemens in Germany covering all aspects of commercial administration.

Mr. Morrison has served as member of the board of directors of the American Public Transit Association (APTA) as well as the Railway Progress Institute (RPI) governing board. He currently sits on the advisory board of the Max-Kade Center for German-American Studies at KU.

Calendar of the Department of Germanic Languages & Literatures
New $6000 Scholarship for Study Abroad in Berlin! Fall Scholarship Deadline: Monday, February 9, 2015 The KU Office of Study Abroad and CIEE will award 3 grants at $6,000 each for the Fall 2015 Berlin Open Campus Program. Complete 18 credit hours in Business; Communications, Journalism and New Media; Political Science and International Relations; German Language and Literature, or the Health Sciences. Opt to complete an internship, engage in directed research, or participate in a service-learning program. For more information, see http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/germany/berlin/berlin-open-campus/ For more information on the CIEE Open Campus Program in Berlin and the KU-CIEE Scholarship, contact Justine Hamilton at justine@ku.edu or call 785.864.3742 to schedule an appointment.
CIEE Berlin Open Campus Scholarship
CIEE Berlin Open Campus Scholarship In an effort to support the Institute of International Education’s (IIE) Generation Study Abroad initiative, CIEE will award 3 grants at $6,000 each for the Fall 2015 CIEE Open Campus Program at the Global Institute in Berlin. This scholarship is open to KU de…

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KU welcomes President Obama Jan. 22, 2015, was a historic day on the Hill: President Barack Obama visited the University of Kansas campus (http://bit.ly/POTUSatKU), the first sitting president to do so in a century. More than 7,000 people — including many students and faculty who had spent hours in line to get tickets for the event — packed inside KU’s Anschutz Sports Pavilion to hear the president speak. Welcomed by Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little with “Barack Chalk, Jayhawk!” Obama told the gathering “I’m a Kansas guy,” because his mother was from Wichita and grandparents were from Augusta and El Dorado. In his 35-minute talk, the president discussed themes (see official White House transcript http://1.usa.gov/1yMWJqy) from his 2015 State of the Union address, including his goal to lower the cost of attending college.

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