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.

Past 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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Patricia H. Snyder Concert and Lecture Series - State of our Union: Insights from Political Science - An American Politics Panel Discussion

Tuesday, March 20, 2018, 2:00 p.m.
Room 252, Ridgway University Center, Eykamp Hall, University of Evansville Campus, 1800 Lincoln Ave, Evansville, IN

The panel includes:

Dr. Robert Dion, Chair, Department of Law, Politics and Society, University of Evansville
Dr. Marvin Overby, Professor, American Politics, University of Missouri
Dr. Patrick Sellers, Professor, Political Science, Davidson College

Dr. Kazee will moderate the panel discussion and contribute his own personal insights as a political scientist. Professors Overby and Sellers are well-regarded scholars of American politics as well as former students of Kazee.

Patricia H. Snyder Concert and Lecture Series - State of our Union: Making Sense of Current Affairs

Tuesday, March 20, 2018, 7:00 p.m.
Ridgway University Center, Eykamp Hall, University of Evansville Campus, 1800 Lincoln Ave, Evansville, IN

Richard Lugar Dr. Kazee

A keynote conversation between former Indiana Senator Richard Lugar and University of Evansville President Thomas A. Kazee.

This keynote conversation is presented in partnership with the University of Evansville Department of Law, Politics, and Society as part of an all-day series of current events and political science events and discussions, in honor of the retirement of Dr. Thomas Kazee and his academic career as a political scientist.

A fifth generation Hoosier, Senator Lugar left the United States Senate as the longest serving member of Congress in Indiana history. Before his election to the Senate, Senator Lugar helped manage the family's food machinery manufacturing business in Indianapolis, served on the Indianapolis Board of School Commissioners, and served two terms as mayor of Indianapolis. During his six terms in the Senate, he exercised leadership on critical issues such as food security, nuclear non-proliferation, energy independence, and free trade. In 1991, he forged a bipartisan partnership with then-Senate Armed Services Chairman Sam Nunn (D-Ga.) to destroy weapons of mass destruction in the former Soviet Union. To date, the Nunn-Lugar program has deactivated more than 7,600 nuclear warheads that were once aimed at the United States.

Senator Lugar and his wife, Charlene, were married Sept. 8, 1956, and have four sons and 13 grandchildren.

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If you have questions regarding this event, please e-mail snyder@evansville.edu.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Patricia H. Snyder Concert and Lecture Series - Policing in America: The Changing Landscape of Our Cities & Law Enforcement’s Role in Protecting Our Communities

Thursday, October 12, 2017, 7:00 p.m.
Ridgway University Center, Eykamp Hall, University of Evansville Campus, 1800 Lincoln Ave, Evansville, IN

Ed DavisEd Davis is the Former Police Commissioner of the Boston Police Department and current President and CEO of the business strategy and security agency, Edward Davis LLC. Commissioner Davis was at the forefront of the emergency response to the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing and the arrests that followed. His experience during the Boston Marathon bombings will be depicted in the upcoming feature film, Patriots Day, starring John Goodman as Commissioner Davis, scheduled to release January 2017.

Commissioner Davis has built a stellar reputation on his diverse experience in interagency collaboration and law enforcement on local, state, national, and international levels. His keen insight in cyber security and anti-terrorism, as well as his expert knowledge in crisis management and strategic planning translates across industries. Commissioner Davis’ unique approaches to terrorism, cyber security, and policing have been adopted both nationally and internationally in Singapore, London, Northern Ireland, Jordan, and Israel.

Patricia H. Snyder Concert and Lecture Series - Doc Severinsen and the UE Jazz Ensemble Perform at the Victory Theatre

Tuesday, April 4, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
Victory Theatre, 600 Main St, Evansville, IN

The Patricia H. Snyder Concert and Lecture Series proudly presents Doc Severinsen and the UE Jazz Ensemble.

For 30 years, Doc Severinsen shared our living rooms as the band leader on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. Within a week of the final telecast, Doc Severinsen and His Big Band were on the road, and to this day, audiences across America love and respect Doc’s musicianship and repertoire of iconic American music.

Join us for an electric evening as Doc Severinsen and the UE Jazz Ensemble, comprised of UE students, perform Ellington and Basie standards, pop, jazz, ballads, and big band classics.

This event is free and open to the public.

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 University, to bring speakers or performers of renown to Evansville at no cost to the public.

Patricia H. Snyder Concert and Lecture Series - Brain Storm: Dr. Bennet Omalu and the Concussion Crisis

Thursday, October 13, 2016, 7:00 p.m.
Old National Events Plaza, 715 Locust St, Evansville, IN

Brainstorm: Dr. Bennet Omalu and the Concussion Crisis

Made possible by the Patricia Snyder Lecture Series.
7:00 p.m.
Old National Events Plaza Ballroom
This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.

Patricia H. Snyder Concert and Lecture Series - An Evening with Daymond John

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

Junior Achievement of Southwestern Indiana and the University of Evansville have partnered to bring celebrity entrepreneur, Daymond John to Evansville. The free public event will be held at 7:00 p.m. on October 20, 2015, at the Victory Theatre in downtown Evansville. The event, An Evening with Daymond John, will serve as both the culmination of JA’s 50th anniversary celebrations as well as this year’s special event for UE’s annual Patricia H. Snyder Concert and Lecture Series which brings renowned speakers to Evansville at no cost to the public.

Questions? Send us an e-mail to: eveningwithdaymondjohn@gmail.com

Patricia H. Snyder Concert and Lecture Series - A Conversation with Barbara Pierce Bush and Jenna Hager

Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 7:00 p.m.
Ridgway University Center, Eykamp Hall, University of Evansville Campus, 1800 Lincoln Ave, Evansville, IN

Join us for a conversation with Barbara Pierce Bush and Jenna Hager on the campus of the University of Evansville. Event is complimentary; seating is first come, first served. 

Patricia H. Snyder Concert and Lecture Series - Amy-Jill Levine

Sunday, October 20, 2013, 2:00 p.m.
Ridgway University Center, Eykamp Hall, University of Evansville Campus, 1800 Lincoln Ave, Evansville, IN

"Jesus and Judaism," presented by Amy-Jill Levine, University Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies, E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Professor of New Testament Studies, and Professor of Jewish Studies at Vanderbilt University Divinity School and College of Arts and Sciences

Sponsored by the Snyder Concert and Lecture Series, the Department of Religious Life, and the
Temple Adath B'nai Israel

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Patricia H. Snyder Concert and Lecture Series - Amy-Jill Levine

Saturday, October 19, 2013, 2:00 p.m.
Ridgway University Center, Eykamp Hall, University of Evansville Campus, 1800 Lincoln Ave, Evansville, IN

"Jesus and Judaism," presented by Amy-Jill Levine, University Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies, E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Professor of New Testament Studies, and Professor of Jewish Studies at Vanderbilt University Divinity School and College of Arts and Sciences

Sponsored by the Snyder Concert and Lecture Series, the Department of Religious Life, and the
Temple Adath B'nai Israel

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Patricia H. Snyder Concert and Lecture Series - Amy-Jill Levine

Friday, October 18, 2013, 4:00 p.m.
Ridgway University Center, Eykamp Hall, University of Evansville Campus, 1800 Lincoln Ave, Evansville, IN

"Jesus and Judaism," presented by Amy-Jill Levine, University Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies, E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Professor of New Testament Studies, and Professor of Jewish Studies at Vanderbilt University Divinity School and College of Arts and Sciences

Sponsored by the Snyder Concert and Lecture Series, the Department of Religious Life, and the
Temple Adath B'nai Israel

View the event flyer.

Patricia H. Snyder Concert and Lecture Series - David Ilan

Sunday, November 11, 2012, 2:00 p.m.

Featuring David Ilan, director of the Nelson Glueck School of Biblical Archaeology at Hebrew Union College in Jerusalem.

Ilan’s lecture will explore “Recent Archaeological Discoveries in Israel and Why They Matter.”

This event will be held at Temple Adath B'nai Israel, 8440 Newburgh Road, Evansville.

Patricia H. Snyder Concert and Lecture Series - Sheryl WuDunn

Thursday, September 27, 2012, 6:00 p.m.

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.

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