The University of Evansville is always striving to extend its educational experience beyond the classroom. As such, the University is proud to present a variety of speaker series for the benefit of its student body and the entire Evansville community. These speaker series include on-campus lectures, such as the Crick Lectures in the Cognitive and Neural Sciences, the Thomas C. Fiddick Memorial Lecture Series, and the Andiron Lectures in Liberal Arts and Sciences among others. In addition, the University's Institute Speaker Series has brought in highly regarded individuals like Thomas Friedman, David Sanger, Khaled Hosseini, and others. The goal of all of the University's speaker series is to enhance the academic experience of its students while benefiting the entire Evansville community.

Upcoming Lectures

Patricia H. Snyder Concert and Lecture Series - Col. Eileen Collins, First Woman to Pilot and Command an American Spacecraft

Wednesday, October 17, 2018, 7:00 p.m.
Ridgway University Center, Eykamp Hall, University of Evansville Campus, 1800 Lincoln Ave, Evansville, IN

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Eileen CollinsNASA astronaut Eileen Collins reveals encouraging perspective and insight on the leadership skills needed to break barriers and become a successful pioneer in your field.

One of America’s most admired women, Col. Collins became the first female to pilot a U.S. spacecraft with the Discovery shuttle flight in 1995, and the first female commander on the 1999 Columbia shuttle flight. In 2005, NASA tapped Col. Collins to command the space shuttle Discovery’s historic “Return to Flight” mission, NASA’s first manned flight following the loss of space shuttle Columbia in 2003.

While logging 872 hours in space, Col. Collins earned a reputation for coolness under pressure. With that same calm demeanor, she shares how her career as an astronaut took shape, from her early years in the U.S. Air Force to her ground-breaking experience with NASA.

Drawing from her career experiences, Eileen reveals valuable insights learned from both her successes and her failures. From the importance of working with others to achieve lofty goals, to successful leadership in dynamic environments, her perspective inspires you to embark on your own original journey. For audiences interested in space exploration, she can also provide insight into the future of space travel as the world turns to exciting new space frontiers.

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Fiddick Lecture Series - The Second Great War, 1917-1923

Friday, October 26, 2018, 7:00 p.m.
Ridgway University Center, Eykamp Hall, University of Evansville Campus, 1800 Lincoln Ave, Evansville, IN

Yale University professor Jay Winter to discuss “The Second Great War, 1917-1923.” This event is free and open to public.

Andiron Lecture Series - Co-creation of Value Using Logistics and Supply Chain Relationships

Wednesday, November 28, 2018, 4:00 p.m.
Room 252, Ridgway University Center, Eykamp Hall, University of Evansville Campus, 1800 Lincoln Ave, Evansville, IN

Yolanda Obaze is an assistant professor of supply chain management at the University of Evansville. Obaze earned her BA from Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Kaduna Nigeria, and her MBA (strategic management and marketing) and PhD degrees from the University of North Texas, Denton Texas. Her research interests include service systems, complexities and marketing theories, operations and supply chain management, logistics systems, and humanitarian logistics and supply chain management. She has published in Transportation Journal. She is a discipline peer reviewer for the Journal of Business Research and European Journal of Marketing, and is an active member of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS), Production and Operations Management (POMS), South West Decision Sciences Institute (SWDSI), Decision Sciences Institute (DSI), and Association of Collegiate Marketing Educators (ACME).

A maturing stream of logistics and supply chain literature has focused on supply chain relationships to understand how these relationships can impede or create a sustainable competitive advantage. Concurrently, researchers seek to understand how traditional supply chain management practices can be adopted into complex networks of various organizations that have a plethora of motives, missions and values. Obaze’s current research looks into complex supply chain relationship management and practices – in particular, how supply chain relationships that enable economic and social networks can be complex and yet achieve sustainable goals.

Andiron Lecture Series - Composing Queer Music: Samuel Barber’s Despite and Still

Wednesday, February 6, 2019, 4:00 p.m.
Room 252, Ridgway University Center, Eykamp Hall, University of Evansville Campus, 1800 Lincoln Ave, Evansville, IN

James Sullivan is an Assistant Professor of Music Theory and Double Bass at the University of Evansville. He holds a PhD in music theory and a DMA and MM in double bass performance from the Eastman School of Music, as well as a BM in double bass performance and a BS in mathematics from Indiana University. Sullivan presents regularly at conferences, including those of the Society for Music Theory, the Society for Music Perception and Cognition, Music Theory Midwest, and the International Society of Bassists. His research focuses on rhythm and meter perception in post-tonal music. Sullivan’s Andiron Lecture brings together his interest in rhythm and meter with secondary interests in the music of Samuel Barber, queer music theory, and performance and analysis.

Andiron Lecture Series - Cautiously Confronting Colonialism: The United States and Decolonizing Africa, 1962-1990

Wednesday, March 6, 2019, 4:00 p.m.
Room 252, Ridgway University Center, Eykamp Hall, University of Evansville Campus, 1800 Lincoln Ave, Evansville, IN

Daniel Byrne is an Associate Professor of History at the University of Evansville. Dr. Byrne focuses his teaching on United States history since the American Civil War with a focus on the United States in the world. Additionally, he teaches a seminar on African decolonization which combines his research in United States foreign policy with the nationalist perspectives on the end of European empires in Africa. His original research focused on the United States response to the Algerian war of independence and has expanded to cover the decolonization of French West Africa.

Andiron Lecture Series - War Victim to Gay Hero: Commemorating Lorca in the Absence of his Body

Wednesday, April 3, 2019, 4:00 p.m.
Room 252, Ridgway University Center, Eykamp Hall, University of Evansville Campus, 1800 Lincoln Ave, Evansville, IN

Edward Curran is an Assistant Professor of Spanish in the Department of Foreign Languages and Cultures at the University of Evansville. He holds a PhD in Hispanic Literature from Cornell University, an MA in Spanish (Language, Literature, and Culture) from UNC Charlotte, as well as a BA in Modern Languages from Winthrop University. His teaching and research interests include: twentieth-century Spanish literature, photography, film, monuments, material culture, in addition to photography theory and visual studies. Curran’s Andiron lecture is derived from the first chapter of his dissertation, Mourning the Image: The Afterlife of Bodies in Contemporary Spain, which examines categories of human remains germane to the Peninsula’s mass grave exhumation phenomenon and their representation in photography, monuments, and the plastic arts.

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812-488-2241

Office Email:
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Office Location:
Room 100, Sampson Hall