University of Evansville

Veterans Affairs

The University, in cooperation with the US Department of Veterans Affairs, participates in a variety of educational benefit programs for veterans, active service members, and their families.

Veterans Day Celebration

The University of Evansville Celebrates Veterans Day 2015

Veterans Day Service
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Wheeler Concert Hall, Krannert Hall of Fine Arts
University of Evansville

The campus community, alumni, and friends are invited to celebrate Veterans Day on campus for our annual Veterans Day service. A light luncheon reception will be served immediately following in the lobby of Kannert Hall of fine arts.

Special Guest Speaker: Dr. James MacLeod, Professor of History, University of Evansville.

In November, Dr. MacLeod’s new book, Evansville in World War II will be released. He will share what he learned while researching for his book about the thirty-three Evansville College students who served in the second World War and lost their lives.

Evansville in World War II

A book launch and reading with the author, University of Evansville Department of History Professor, Dr. James MacLeod.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015
7:00-8:00 p.m.
University of Evansville Schroeder Family School of Business
Administration Building, Room 170

The public is welcome. Refreshments will be served.

In celebration of Veterans Day, Professor James MacLeod will read from his newly released book, Evansville in World War II, on Wednesday, November 11 at 7:00 p.m. in Room 170 in the Schroeder School of Business Building on the University of Evansville campus.

A chapter of the book is dedicated to the students of Evansville College who lost their lives in World War II and who are memorialized on a monument located on campus.

MacLeod’s book discusses the importance of Evansville to the war effort during World War II. The city manufactured hundreds of ships, thousands of fighter planes, and billions of other materials that made a huge contribution to the Allies’ eventual victory. It was an exhilarating time of great change and opportunity for everyone who lived and worked in the city, but also a period of great challenges and profound loss. MacLeod explains how this industry came to be in Evansville, reveals the enormous impact that it had on its social, economic and cultural life, and analyzes how the city dealt with a time of astonishing transformation.

The book will be for sale at the event for $21.99 and the author will autograph copies.

About the Author

MacLeod was educated at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. He taught history and British studies at Harlaxton College from 1994-1999. Since 1999 he has been a member of the history department at the University of Evansville. He teaches courses in European history and the two World Wars, and lectures frequently on these topics. He has written a book on 19th-century British religion, The Second Disruption, as well as many other scholarly publications. MacLeod is also currently working on a book on Karl Kae Knecht, longtime editorial cartoonist of the Evansville Courier. That book will be published by the History Press in 2016.