University of Evansville


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

Patricia H. Snyder Concert and Lecture Series

Made possible through an endowment from the late Patricia H. Snyder, trustee and longtime friend of the University of Evansville, the Patricia H. Snyder Concert and Lecture Series was created in 1997 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.

Upcoming Events

An Evening with Daymond John

Tuesday, October 20, 2015
7:00 p.m.
The Victory Theatre
600 Main Street, Evansville, Indiana

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Recent Events

A Conversation with Barbara Pierce Bush and Jenna Hager

Barbara Pierce Bush and Jenna Hager presented to the Evansville community on October 21, 2014, in Ridgway University Center.

Amy-Jill Levine

Amy-Jill (A.-J.) Levine, PhD, presented a series of lectures October 18-20, 2013, on “Jesus, Judaism, and Christianity.” Her visit to Evansville was sponsored by the Snyder Concert and Lecture Series, the Department of Religious Life, Temple Adath B'nai Israel, and the Shavitz Trust.

David Ilan

David Ilan, professor and director of the Nelson Glueck School of Biblical Archaeology at Hebrew Union College in Jerusalem, spoke at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, November 11, 2012, at Temple Adath B’nai Israel. Ilan’s lecture explored “Recent Archaeological Discoveries in Israel and Why They Matter.”

Sheryl WuDunn

Sheryl WuDunn, co-author of Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, was the first speaker in the 2012-13 Patricia H. Snyder Concert and Lecture Series.

The event on Thursday, September 27, 2012, began at 6:00 p.m. in Eykamp Hall (Ridgway University Center) with an advance screening of PBS documentary Half the Sky, courtesy of WNIN and Independent Lens. WuDunn's speech at 7:00 p.m. was followed by a reception and book signing at 8:00 p.m. The event was free and open to the public.