University of Evansville


The University of Evansville offers speaker's series and other events throughout the academic year.

Andiron Lectures in Liberal Arts and Sciences

Established in 1982, the Andiron Lecture Series offers stimulating research, commentary, and reflection from many fields of study. Presenters are primarily drawn from the University of Evansville William L. Ridgway College of Arts and Sciences, but include faculty members and administrators from across the UE campus and occasional contributions from the larger regional community, as well. Sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences and supported by a generous gift from Donald B. and Jean Korb.

Upcoming Events

  • Wednesday, September 2, 2015
    "Sustaining Wildlife: Enhancing Native Plant Diversity at Vectren Conservation Park, in the Native Plant Garden in Koch Courtyard, and in Your Backyard"
    Cris Hochwender, UE professor of biology

  • Wednesday, October 7, 2015
    "The Antithesis of Justice"
    Matthew Hummel

  • Wednesday, November 4, 2015
    "Salami Tactics and the Future of US-Russian Relations"
    Richard Maass, UE assistant professor of political science

  • Wednesday, December 2, 2015
    "Evansville on the Ohio"
    Thomas Lonnberg, curator of history, Evansville Museum of Arts, History, and Science

  • Wednesday, February 3, 2016
    "Emotional Responsibility and Teaching Ethics: Student Empowerment"
    Lisa Kretz, UE assistant professor of philosophy

  • Wednesday, March 2, 2016
    "The Hunt for Dark Matter"
    Angela Reisetter, UE assistant professor of physics

  • Wednesday, April 13, 2016
    "The Prophets of Penzance: The Wesleys Take Cornwall and Devonshire (and They're Probably Way Cooler then You Thought)"
    Rev. Mitch Gieselman, '78

Recent Events

  • Wednesday, April 1, 2015
    “Finnegans Wake: How to Read”
    Robert Baines, UE assistant professor of English

  • Wednesday, March 4, 2015
    “The Antithesis of Justice”
    Matthew Hummel, UE alumnus and paralegal for the Vanderburgh County Public Defender Agency

  • Wednesday, February 4, 2015
    “Can Plants and Bacteria Think?”
    Derek Jones, UE assistant professor of philosophy

  • Wednesday, December 3, 2014
    “Mixed: Misunderstanding the Hybrid Phenomena”
    LaNeeca Williams, UE diversity and equity officer

  • Wednesday, November 5, 2014
    “Why Smart Money Is Investing in Early Childhood Education”
    Jennifer Drake, UE alumna and president and CEO of 4C of Southern Indiana