On Saturday, October 12th Haskell Indian Nations University held an event called, Day at the U, which highlighted the outstanding educational opportunities available at Haskell. Haskell provided 10 free classes with nine different Haskell professors.
Haskell invited the Lawrence community to take part in these courses for a day, more than 200+ community members showed up to take part in the event. Many of the attendees of the event have requested that the Day at the U event become an annual event at Haskell University, including Lawrence community member Karen Wiley. “ I so enjoyed the Day at the U event and hope it is the first of many community connection events at Haskell.”
Haskell student, Daryline Dayzie, who assisted with the Medicinal Plants at the Wetlands course with Haskell professor Dr. Chuck Haines stated that she had a very pleasant experience during the Day at the U event, “More people showed up then we had anticipated with more questions on how Haskell and tribal student work with the wetlands on a cultural level.”
Majesta Roach, a Junior in the American Indian Studies program, attended the ‘Bridging Cultures in Native American Art’ class taught by David Titterington. Roach said she enjoyed the course and learned some new things but wished that there were some more Haskell students and Native community members in attendance.
The Haskell Foundation said they were pleased to help sponsor the Day at the U and would like to thank all the professors, students and community members that volunteered to help ensure it was a success.