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About Lawrence

Lawrence has a charming downtown filled with eclectic shops, beautiful green spaces, and tons of music venues and art galleries. No matter what you’re hungry for, you’ll find it on Massachusetts Street, where there is a diverse selection of locally owned restaurants. Additionally, Kansas City, which boasts a wide variety of cultural venues, is only 30 miles away. Learn more about our community, traditions, and life on campus from KU Admissions.

Haskell Cultural CenterLawrence is also home to Haskell Indian Nations University, the oldest intertribal university in the U.S. whose admission is open to members of federally recognized tribal nations.Haskell opened in 1884 as an elementary school with just 22 students. Today, Haskell has evolved into a university that offers 12 associate's degrees as well as bachelor's degrees in elementary education, business administration, environmental science and American Indian studies. With more than 1,000 students, Haskell’s community represents a diverse body of tribes.

Haskell's campus is home to 12 buildings listed in the National Register of Historic Landmarks, numerous sculptures and murals, and several annual cultural and academic events. Sites of interest on the campus include the American Indian Athletic Hall of Fame located in Coffin Sports Complex, Haskell Memorial Stadium/Arch, the Garden of Healing, Medicine Wheel Earth Work, and the Haskell Cultural Center. Visit Haskell’s website for more information.

Learn more about Lawrence at visitlawrence.com or lawrence.com.


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Native Faculty & Staff Council (NFSC) Snack Chat
Tuesday, October 23 | 5 p.m.-6 p.m.
Sabatini Multicultural Resource Center, Academic Resource Room
University of Kansas
Featuring speaker Laurie Ramirez, Associate Professor of Practice in the School of Social Welfare

Watch Party: Episode 1 of Native America, "From Caves to Cosmos"
PBS documentary series
Tuesday, October 23 | 8 p.m.-9 p.m.
Traditions Area, main lobby of the Kansas Union
University of Kansas
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Watch Party: Episode 2 of Native America, "Nature to Nations"
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Traditions Area, main lobby of the Kansas Union
University of Kansas
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Watch Party: Episodes 3 and 4 of Native America, "Cities of the Sky" and "New World Rising"
PBS documentary series
Tuesday, November 13 | 8 p.m.-10 p.m.
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University of Kansas
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Honoring Our Warriors Powwow
Saturday, November 17 | Grand entries at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m.
Coffin Sports Complex, Haskell Indian Nations University
155 Indian Ave., Lawrence, KS
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Native Faculty & Staff Council (NFSC) Snack Chat
Wednesday, November 28 | 5 p.m.-6 p.m.
Sabatini Multicultural Resource Center, Academic Resource Room
University of Kansas
Featuring speaker Matt Gillispie, Clinical Associate Professor of Speech-Language-Hearing

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