Snyder Lecture Series Presents A Conversation with Barbara Pierce Bush and Jenna Hager

Posted: Thursday, October 9, 2014

The University of Evansville’s Patricia H. Snyder Concert and Lecture Series is pleased to welcome Barbara Pierce Bush and Jenna Hager as the featured guest speakers on Tuesday, October 21, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. This event, A Conversation with Barbara Pierce Bush and Jenna Hager, is free and open to the community with limited seating, no tickets are needed. It will be held at the Ridgway University Center, Eykamp Hall, with doors to open at 6:00 p.m. Cass Herrington, host and producer at WNIN Tri-State Public Media, Inc., the area’s PBS and NPR affiliate, will moderate the conversation. Parking is available in lots off Frederick Street and at the corner of Rotherwood and Walnut Avenues.

United in their humanitarian missions and spirit of service – as well as through their close family bond – Barbara Pierce Bush and Jenna Hager have found a shared purpose in giving voice to the disadvantaged while bringing to light stories of hope. Coming from a unique vantage point as the only twins to grow up in the White House as both grandchildren and children, Bar­bara and Jenna were inspired to live lives of meaning at an early age. Stemming from their travels to impoverished areas in Africa and Latin America, they have made it their life’s calling to address the most pressing health, education and economic inequality issues of our time. Whether through Barbara’s creation of Global Health Corps or Jenna’s position as a Today correspondent and UNICEF chair, both women help spread the message that ideas put to action are the best kind. This dynamic pair will ignite an audience’s passion to serve and inspire future young leaders to give back in their schools, local communities or abroad.

Says President Thomas A. Kazee, “We are so pleased to welcome Barbara Pierce Bush and Jenna Hager to the UE campus. Their message about the importance of service and humanitarian efforts parallels UE’s focus on accountability and making a meaningful impact. The transformational education we offer includes an opportunity for students to earn a Social Responsibility certificate through our Discover IMPACT program. I anticipate an evening that reflects the UE mission and serves as an inspiration to everyone in attendance.”

The Patricia H. Snyder Concert and Lecture Series was made possible in 1997 through an endowment from the late Patricia H. Snyder, trustee and longtime friend of the University of Evansville, to bring speakers or performers of national or international renown to Evansville at no cost to the public. The concerts and lectures in this series span a wide variety of topics, and are aimed at both the Evansville and campus communities. Events are free and open to the public. 

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