Hashinger Residence Hall

(HASH) Center for the Performing Arts
1632 Engel Road Lawrence, KS 66045

This 1962 Daisy Hill residence hall for men and women, named for Margaret Battenfeld Hashinger, underwent major renovations in 2005-06. It has a performing-arts focus and offers studio, rehearsal, and performance space for residents.

Hashinger, who died in 1975, was a major KU benefactor. In 1940 she and her first husband, J.R. Battenfeld of Kansas City, donated the funds for constructing and maintaining Battenfeld Scholarship Hall in memory of their son John Curry Battenfeld, killed in a car accident in 1939. They also funded an auditorium at KU Medical Center in memory of son Jesse R. Jr., a physician and 1937 alumnus killed in World War II. In 1952 she married Dr. Edward Hashinger, a longtime member of the KU medical school faculty.