Haskell News

Indian tacos raise money, fill bellies at church’s monthly sale
April 3, 2014
Monthly Indian taco sales have been a tradition for more than 30 years at the Lawrence Indian United Methodist Church. Not only do they help the church raise needed funds, they give locals a chance to indulge in an Indian specialty rarely found on restaurant menus. By Sara Shepherd
Haskell student of year found ‘healing,’ inclusion on campus
March 15, 2014
On other campuses, Bobby Crow Feather always felt like he “stuck out.” The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe member is 30, gay, spent much of his youth in a small village in northern Saskatchewan and served in the Canadian army. When he arrived at Haskell Indian Nations University two years ago he’d just had a hip replacement. By Sara Shepherd
First-generation scholar hopes Haskell education leads to career helping others
March 15, 2014
Growing up in an unstable home on her Indian reservation, Kassie James didn’t have much direction and didn’t feel like she had anyone she could relate to. Now James is close to graduating from Haskell Indian Nations University. Next stop, Washburn University, where she plans to pursue a master’s degree in social work with hopes of helping others in the shoes she once wore. By Sara Shepherd
Venida Chenault named Haskell president
03:21 p.m., January 10, 2014 Updated 06:19 p.m.
Venida S. Chenault has been named president of Haskell Indian Nations University, the Bureau of Indian Education announced today.
The year ahead in higher education
January 5, 2014
Here’s preview of the new faces, buildings and programs at area universities in 2014. By Ben Unglesbee
Haskell event encourages reconciliation, healing from mass hanging
University showing ‘Dakota 38’ film tonight
December 2, 2013
The song he performed was written in memory of the Dakota 38. But Elton Two Hawks said its message could apply to American Indians from any tribe: “You’ve got to learn to forgive.” By Sara Shepherd
After week of on-campus interviews, Haskell waits for next permanent university president
October 21, 2013
Seven candidates arrived at the Haskell Indian Nations University campus to interview for the job of university president. Students and faculty attended the interviews in strong numbers to listen, though they couldn’t ask questions. The ultimate decision will rest with the Bureau of Indian Education. With budget concerns and other issues facing the university, students hope for a leader who will stick around in the long-term. By Ben Unglesbee
Candidates for Haskell president on campus for interviews
October 16, 2013
Seven candidates are on the Haskell Indian Nations University campus to interview for the position of university president. The university has been without a president since former Haskell President Chris Redman resigned in May. The interviews are open to Haskell students and faculty.
25th annual Haskell Art Market this weekend
September 11, 2013
The Haskell Art Market will be celebrating its 25th anniversary with the annual event scheduled for this weekend. By Giles Bruce
Acting Haskell president says new permanent leader will have tough job
July 10, 2013
After the sudden departure of president Chris Redman in May, Haskell Indian Nations University is without a permanent leader for a stretch that will likely total about six months. And whoever is picked won’t have an easy job, said Michael Lewis, the university’s acting president and its chief of finance for the last nine years. By Matt Erickson
Lawrence firefighter heading back out with hotshot crew for second summer, even after Arizona deaths
July 6, 2013
Much of America may have learned about “hotshot” firefighter crews for the first time this past weekend, when 19 members of one such crew died in a wildfire in Arizona. But Nick Cesare of Lawrence first heard of the hotshot crews last summer. That’s when he joined one. By Matt Erickson
Haskell graduates ‘live it up’ at commencement ceremony
May 10, 2013
Tyler Levier told his classmates to “walk slow” during their Haskell Indian Nations University commencement ceremony Friday, saying they’d earned a chance to enjoy some recognition.
Powerlifter to take place among elite American Indian athletes in national hall of fame
March 14, 2013
Hundreds of trophies and medals filled six tables Thursday night in the Coffin Sports Complex on the Haskell Indian Nations University campus. The display was part of a ceremony honoring the achievements of Lawrence powerlifter Brady Tanner. On Saturday, Tanner will become the first Special Olympian inducted into the American Indian Athletic Hall of Fame in Kansas City, Mo., joining the likes of Jim Thorpe and Billy Mills. But for all his achievements — including three gold medals from the 2011 World Special Olympic Games in Greece and numerous national titles — Tanner’s attitude was the attribute most mentioned by event speakers. By Adam Strunk