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We're excited to have you visit us! Please use this form to help us create the most personalized visit just for you. Be on the lookout for your itinerary via email. In the meantime, please contact Brandy Ernzen at bernzen@ku.edu with questions.

** This will ONLY be used to relay last-minute itinerary changes. We do not cold-call prospective students!
KU ISP offers rolling admissions, meaning you can apply for fall or spring. Don't forget to include the year!
Please provide us with your top three dates to visit. We'll do everything we can to ensure our folks are available to meet with you on your preferred date, but having alternatives helps! If possible, please give us two weeks to set up a campus visit. Also, we encourage prospective students to visit while classes are in session. You'll get a much better feel for the campus environment and have more access to faculty and current students. Classes are in session January 22, 2019, through May 17, 2019.
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What time would you like to start your visit? To get the most out of your visit, we suggest dedicating a full day. However, we will work around your schedule.
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When would you like to end your official meetings with KU ISP?
What would you like to do "when you grow up"?
Please let us know if there are faculty or staff you'd like to meet with during your visit.
Please let us know if you'd like to meet with units such as financial aid, the Applied English Center, First Nations Student Association advisors, accommodations, etc., while you're here.
Many graduate-level courses meet once per week for three hours. Sometimes these courses are taught in the evenings as well.
We're no strangers to parents, spouses or families visiting! We're also happy to help recommend fun activities for your guests if you'd prefer to meet with faculty and staff on your own.
We can work with our on-campus partners to provide services for visual, hearing, mobility and other accessibility needs. Please let us know what accommodations you need to get the most out of your time with us.

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Local Events

Backyard Bash
Sunday, September 22 | 1 p.m.-4 p.m.
Marvin Grove, backyard of the Spencer Museum of Art
1301 Mississippi St., Lawrence, KS 66045
This is artful celebration of the autumnal equinox, the end of summer and start of fall. Enjoy activities, games and performances that explore nature, culture and the character of our communities. Headlining music act is Bad Alaskan, aka ISP's Alex Kimball Williams, performing a blend of Indigenous, trip-hop, ambient and dance music.
Free and open to the public.

"Think Indigenous: Richard Oakes, Alcatraz and the Red Power Movement"
Lecture by Langston Hughes Professor of ISP candidate, Dr. Kent Blansett
Tuesday, September 24 | 1:30 p.m.
Spencer Museum of Art Auditorium 309
Faculty, staff and students encouraged to attend

We-Ta-Se 25th Annual Veteran's Powwow
Saturday, September 28 | Grand entries at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m., Traditional supper at 4:30 p.m.
Prairie Peoples' Park, 154th and M Road
Mayetta, KS
All veterans welcome. Free and open to the public.

"Sovereignty of the Soul: Centering the Voices of Native Women" Lecture by Sarah Deer
Tuesday, October 1 | 7:30 p.m.
The Commons, Spooner Hall
University of Kansas campus
Part of the Humanities Lecture Series

KU Indigenous Peoples' Day Celebrations
Keynote Speaker, Congresswoman Sharice Davids
Tuesday, October 8 | 6:00 p.m.
Woodruff Auditorium, Kansas Union
University of Kansas campus

Indigenous Women of Art Exhibit
October 8-27
Spencer Museum of Art
University of Kansas campus

Native American Leadership Symposium
Hosted by KU Admissions
Thursday, October 10 | 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Kansas Union
University of Kansas

Indigenous Animated Short Films Screening
Thursday, October 10 | 7 p.m.
Lied Center Pavilion

All events are free and open to the public.

K-State Indigenous Peoples Day Conference: "Asserting Sovereignty: Innovations and Battlegrounds"
Monday, October 14 | 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
K-State Student Union, Manhattan, KS
Keynote speakers: KU's Sarah Deer, Muscogee (Creek) is a highly respected legal scholar who is committed to ending violence against women, and was recently inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame. Susan Faircloth (Coharie) recently named as the Director of Colorado State’s College of Education, is one of the most respected Indigenous education scholars in her field and has engaged in extensive research and service to Indian education. Meredith McCoy (Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa descent) is rising star in Indian education, and has studied the history of Indian education policy extensively on topics such as finance, law and curriculum.  

Free and open to the public, but registration is required (meals included)

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