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Event Calendar Archives 2010-2011

The 5th Annual "Polidazzle"

Where: The Saint Paul Hotel, M St. Cafe When: 5:30 pm-7:30pm
Polidazzle is a McCarthy Center networking event for CSB/SJU students, alums, staff and faculty interested in public policy and civic life. This reception originally coincided with the Minneapolis "Holidazzle" parade but we are moving it to Saint Paul this year. The gathering offers an excellent opportunity for current students to meet alumnae/i who are active in civic and political life as professionals or volunteers. Feel free to invite other alums you know. This is a open house reception with complimentary drinks and abundant hors d'oeuvres.

Washington DC and Jackson Fellows Summer Internships Reception.

 Where: Br. Willie's Pub, SJU  When: 4:30p.m.
This reception will provide a platform for prospective program participants and all interested students and faculty in general to discover the inspiring experiences of past participants and interact at a more personal level. Past participants will be providing informal presentations on the work that they have accomplished, and will have the opportunity to explain the specifics of their summer experience.  

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Lecture:  Mark Kennedy,  "Purple, People, Power."

Mark Kennedy Frontiers of Freedom Lecture Series.

 Where: Quad 264, SJU  When: 4:30p.m.
Unique Perspective from Leadership in Business and Congress.  Mark Kennedy brings extensive political, business and community leadership experience to his perspectives on winning. Kennedy has the unique combined perspectives of a first generation college graduate who has served as a senior executive in a Fortune 100 company (Macy's), led 20,000 teammates at a multi-billion dollar retailer (subsidiary of SUPERVALU), helped Pillsbury acquire Häagen Dazs and spread it around the globe, served three terms in the U.S. Congress (2nd District 2001-3, 6th District 2003-7), and then returned to the private sector in a global role with a leading consulting firm.   

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Ninth Annual Red Mass (student participation sponsored by McCarthy Center)

Where: Sacred Heart Chapel, CSB with reception to follow    When: 11/6/2010 - 5:00pm
The judicial year in many jurisdictions around the world is traditionally opened with a Red Mass. The celebration of the Mass is designed to provide judges, lawyers, civic leaders and academics of all faiths the opportunity to reflect on the powers and responsibilities that are part of their offices.  Together, Red Mass participants ask God to grant the virtues and gifts necessary for the proper and just administration of their duties. The Red Mass name comes from the red vestments and garments that early legal participants wore on this occasion. 

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Politics & a Pint: Election 2010 De-briefing with campaign staff from MN and national elections

Where: Br. Willie's Pub, SJU  When: 4:30p.m.

McCarthy Center Luncheon with Dr. Christopher Howard 

Where: The Eugene J. McCarthy Center, 136 Simons Hall, SJU 

When: 11:30am - 1:00pm 

Dr. Christopher B. Howard, the 24th President of Hampden-Sydney College, is one of the youngest college presidents in the United States. Hampden-Sydney, a liberal arts college for men, has been in continuous operation since classes began in 1775 on its historic campus 60 miles southwest of Richmond, VA. Dr. Howard is a distinguished graduate of the US Air Force Academy where he earned a BS in political science.   A Rhodes Scholar, he earned his Doctorate in politics at Oxford University and a MBA with distinction from the Harvard Business School.  Prior to his appointment as President of Hampden-Sydney College in 2009, Dr. Howard served as Vice President for Leadership & Strategic Initiatives at the University of Oklahoma where he also served as the Director of the Honors College Leadership Center and a President's Associates Presidential Professor. 

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Election Viewing Party: Who is going to win?  Who is going to lose? Watch the election results live, discuss their impact on your future. 

Enjoy pizza and refreshments in a fun and exciting atmosphere!

Where:  Brother Willie's Pub,   Time:  7pm

Student Conference on United States Affairs - "SCUSA at 62: Challenges to U.S. Power."

Where: West Point, NY   When: 11/10/2009 8:00 AM

Student Conference on United States Affairs;   November 10-13, 2010, United States Military Academy, West Point
"SCUSA at 62: Challenges to U.S. Power."  The McCarthy Center selects and sponsors all expenses for one CSB student and one SJU student at attend this conference.  SCUSA is designed to provide a premiere educational experience for student delegates offering the opportunity to interact both individually and in group settings with foreign policy experts and to learn from each other. The goal is that when delegates depart West Point, they do so with a greater understanding of the complexities surrounding foreign policy development. In addition, the conference provides an outstanding forum for the development of networking relations that will prove to be valuable resources for participants for many years to come. http://www.dean.usma.edu/departments/sosh/Conferences/scusa/about.php

 Saturday, October 30, 2010

Minnesota China Business Opportunity Conference (co-sponsored by McCarthy Center)

Featuring Luncheon Seminar with former U.S. Congressman Mark Kennedy

Where:  SJU Campus   When: 10:30a.m.- 4:15p.m. (luncheon seminar: 12:30p.m. - 2:00p.m.)This is a one-day conference with 5 sessions focusing on MN-China business opportunities, education, networking as well as business policies. Speakers are Students, Alumnus and Professors.  Networking room is available all day for both attendees and speakers.  Mr. Mark Kennedy, former U.S. Congressman and SJU Alum, has a deep relationship with both politicians and businessmen in China. His speech will cover his 6 visits with China. 

Politics & a Pint: Ellenbecker/Hosch Debate.

Where: Br. Willie's Pub, SJU  When: 4:30p.m.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Inspiring Leaders Certificate Program (ILCP) CIVIC TRAINING classes with Heidi Everett, Executive Director of Advancement Communications at the College of Saint Benedict

 Where: Quad 360, SJU      When: 6:20-7:20pm
Managing Media (Required Diamond ILCP Credit)

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Inspiring Leaders Certificate Program (ILCP) CIVIC TRAINING classes with Professor Kay Wolsborn, CSB/SJU Political Science Department (Chair).Monday, October 18, 2010

 Where: Gorecki 120, CSB      When: 4:35-5:35pm
Red State, Blue State, What do You State? (Optional Diamond ILCP Credit)

 Inspiring Leaders Certificate Program (ILCP) CIVIC TRAINING classes with Catherine Stoch, Director of Corporate & Foundation Relations

 Where: Quad 360, SJU      When: 6:20-7:20pm
Grant Writing: Tap the Potential (Optional Diamond ILCP Credit)

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

The 26th Annual Conference on Policy Analysis

Where: Continuing Education and Conference Center, Saint Paul campus, U of M      When:  8:00am - 5:00pm
The Eugene J. McCarthy Center will be coordinating transportation and registration for CSB/SJU faculty, staff and students who are interested in attending this conference. If interested, please contact Stacy Penk at the McCarthy Center: 320-363-3266 or [email protected].

The conference provides an opportunity for analysts and policy makers to explore timely topics that reflect the importance of analysis in creating partnerships and formulating public policy decisions in government. Conference sessions provide an opportunity to: Gain insight into current trends and changes in the policy-making environment, explore current policy issues and processes in concurrent workshop sessions and share ideas with others from around Minnesota.  Keynote presenter will be Jonathan Foley, Director, Institute on the Environment, University of Minnesota. Keynote address: Coping with Change: How Can We Address an Environmental Future in Minnesota?

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

 Inspiring Leaders Certificate Program (ILCP) CIVIC TRAINING classes with Sean Kershaw

 Where: Gorecki 120, CSB      When: 4:50pm-5:50pm and also 6:20-7:20pm
Managing and Facilitating Groups(Optional Diamond ILCP Credit) 4:50 - 5:50 PM Gorecki 120, CSB

Beyond Shaking Hands and Taking Names(Required Diamond ILCP Credit) 6:20 - 7:20 PM Gorecki 120, CSB

HOMECOMING! McCarthy Center's Tent on the Tundra

 Where: The Tundra, SJU      When: Join us after the football game... St. John's vs. St. Thomas
If you are attending the SJU 2010 Homecoming football game, visit the McCarthy Center Hospitality Tent after the game. Where you can visit with other CSB/SJU grads, students, staff, and professors, enjoy free food and drink, learn more about the McCarthy Center and enter to win door prizes!

Global Awareness Lecture Series with Dr. Emile Nakhleh

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Where: QUAD 264 (Quad, SJU)     When: 9/28/10 - 7:30p.m.
The Eugene J. McCarthy Center for Public Policy & Civic Engagement and the Global Awareness Lecture Series welcomes Dr. Emile Nakhleh '63 back to Saint John's University.  Dr. Emile Nakhleh is a Catholic Arab from Nazareth, Israel.  He is a retired professor from Mount St Mary's College in Maryland.  He also has retired after several years with the CIA first as a Scholar-in-Residence and then as a full-time staffer. He directed the Political Islam Strategic Analysis Program at CIA.   He recently wrote a book titled A Necessary Engagement:  Reinventing America's Relations with the Muslim World (Princeton University Press, 2009).  

Monday, August 30, 2010

McCarthy Lecture featuring U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar

"Conscience & Courage in Public Life"          

Where: Stephen B. Humphrey Theater, SJU     When: 8/30/10  - 7:30 p.m.
In 2006, Amy Klobuchar became the first woman elected to represent the State of Minnesota in the U.S. Senate.  As a respected leader - both as chief prosecutor in Minnesota's largest county, and now as a United States Senator, Amy has always embraced the values she learned growing up in Minnesota.

Conscience & Courage in Public Life... Established in January of 2006, this annual public lectureship carries McCarthy's deep commitment to the ideals and principles of democratic self-government.  It seeks to inspire a new generation of young people to pursue fresh ideas, to challenge the status quo, to effect positive change in their communities and like McCarthy himself, to lead with honesty, integrity and courage.

Involvement Welcome Fest '10

Where: The Field House in Haehn Campus Center      When:  5:00pm - 7:00pm 
Visit the McCarthy Center table at Involvement and meet the student employees of the McCarthy Center.  We will have information on the McCarthy Center Mentorship Program, Summer Washington D.C. program, Jackson Fellowship and much more! 

"Internship Skills Workshop" 9:00am- 12:00pm.  Simons G10.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Politics & a Pint: "Earth Day, Business and Sustainability" 

Where: Br. Willie's Pub, SJU     When: 4:30 p.m.
Featuring management professor Steve Schwarz and economics professor Ernie Diedrich.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

"The Future of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict"

Wednesday, April 14, 2010 

Mark Kennedy Frontiers in Freedom Lecture Series presents: Deborah Wince Smith, President & CEO of the Council on Competitiveness  

Where: Gorecki Center (204A, CSB)   When: 4/14/2010

Deborah L. Wince-Smith is the president and CEO of the Council on Competitiveness, the only place where CEOs, labor leaders and university presidents are working together to ensure that Americans prosper in the global economy. Founded in 1986, this unique business-labor-academia coalition recommends actionable public policy solutions to make America more competitive in the global marketplace. As president of the Council, Wince-Smith spearheaded the groundbreaking National Innovation Initiative (NII), which played a pivotal role in creating a reinvigorated U.S. competitiveness movement. The NII shaped the bipartisan America COMPETES Act, created state and regional innovation initiatives, and brought a global focus to innovation.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

"Governor Al Quie Luncheon"

Where: TBA   When: 11:30am-12:30pm 
The Eugene J. McCarthy Center welcomes Minnesota's 35th Governor, Al Quie to Saint John's University. Al Quie is currently working hard on the Constitutional Amendment effort he leads to change the way elections are held for judges in MN to assure that they are non-partisan. His campus visit will include a luncheon forum as well as classroom visits. 

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Politics & a Pint: "Policy and a Pint with Sean Kershaw"

Where: Brother Willie's Pub, SJU         When: 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Day At The Capitol

Where: State Capitol, Saint Paul, MN   When: 2:00 p.m.

Join other students from Minnesota's private colleges for a day of interaction with your state representatives at the Capitol in St. Paul. This day goes beyond the fifth grade field trip and allows you to meet face-to-face with the lawmakers who represent you in the Minnesota Senate and House of Representatives. The day will include presentations by Senate and House leadership as well as CSB-SJU alums who work as lobbyists, legislative aids, lawmakers and in other areas of state government. Contact Jon McGee.

Tuesday March 23, 2010

Student Debate with Sean Kershaw

 "Do New Communication Technologies Enhance Civic Engagement?"     

Where: Alumni Lounge (Quad, SJU)   When: 3/23/2010
McCarthy Center's Scholar in Residence Sean Kershaw, who is the Executive Director of the Citizens League and Communications Professor Kelly Berg will conduct a student debate discussing how new communication technologies affect civic engagement.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Lunch and Learn with Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie

"Be Generous and Do Good: Faith in Public Life and Community Service" 

Where: TBA  When: 11:30am-12:30pm

Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie will discuss the importance of faith in motivating his career and leading to his serving as an elected official, as well as the importance of spirituality being used as a tool for the common good.  Co-Sponsored by CORAD and the Eugene J. McCarthy Center.

March 22-25, 2010

The Third Annual Eugene J. McCarthy Residency         

Where: Events TBA     When: 3/22/2010- 3/25/2010

The third annual McCarthy Residency is set to take place during the week of March 22 - March 26, 2010. The McCarthy Center is pleased to announce this year's scholar-in-residence: Sean Kershaw, Executive Director of the Citizens League.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Politics & a Pint: "Social Insecurity for Everyone? An Economics Perspective"

Where: Br. Willie's Pub, SJU     When: 4:30 p.m.

Featuring Chair of the Economics Department; Mary Jepperson, chair of the Accounting and Finance Department; and Economics professor Louis Johnston, often quoted analyst at Minnesota Public Radio's (MPR) Midday Program.

Thursday, March 11, 2010 

"A Reading and Conversation with Nick Hayes" 

Where: Alumni Lounge (Quad, SJU)   When: 7:00p.m. 

Saint John's University Chair in Critical Thinking, Nick Hayes will read from his new memoir. Event will begin at 7 in the Alumni Lounge. This event is co-sponsored by: Benedictine Institute, McCarthy Center, Literary Arts Institute.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Mark Kennedy Frontiers in Freedom Lecture Series presents:  Movie Night

Where:  Little Theater (Quad, SJU)   When: 6:00pm
A casual night of pizza, popcorn and a movie. Followed up by Mark Kennedy's reflections and an informal discussion.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Washington DC  and Jackson Fellows Summer Internships Reception

Where: Br. Willie's Pub, SJU  When: 4:30p.m.
This reception will provide a platform for prospective program participants and all interested students and faculty in general to discover the inspiring experiences of past participants and interact at a more personal level. Past participants will be providing informal presentations on the work that they have accomplished, and will have the opportunity to explain the specifics of their summer experience. 

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Politics & a Pint: "Health Care Reform ABC"  

Where: Br. Willie's Pub, SJU     When: 4:30 p.m. 

Featuring political science professor Claire Haeg and Molly Maas from the Physicians for a National Health Program.  Cosponsored by the Pre-Med Club.

Saturday February 6, 2010 

"Saturday Blitz" - Earn a Diamond Certificate, Focusing on Civic Leadership!

Where: Gorecki Center, CSB    When: 2/6/10 -ONE DAY ONLY!

Inspiring Leaders Certificate Program(ILCP) and the Eugene J McCarthy Center are teaming up to provide a one day "Saturday Blitz" which will offer students the chance to earn all of the required credits for the DIAMOND Certificate.  This certificate will focus on civic leadership and will provide participants with an enhanced civic knowledge and leadership skills necessary for individual and organizational success in community and civic leadership. This certificate serves as a catalyst for civic leadership by building upon civic knowledge and enhancing participatory civic skills such as memo writing, media management, meeting facilitation, public speaking, grant writing, and networking. Through engagement in public action and reflection of the varying levels of civic leadership, participants will acquire skills for authentic community-based leadership.  

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Politics & a Pint: "Rethink Afghanistan"

Where: Br. Willie's Pub, SJU     When: 1/28/10 4:30 p.m.

A documentary & discussion with political science professor and global affairs analyst Gary Prevost, PhD. Cosponsored by the International Affairs Club and Model United Nations Team.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Panel Discussion with Frank Cordaro: "1968, Stars and Stripes Forever? Or Never?"

Where: Alumni Lounge (Quad, SJU)     When: 1/30/10 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Co-sponsored by CSB/SJU Fine Arts Programming, The Eugene J. McCarthy Center for Public Policy & Civic Engagement, and CSB Campus Ministry.  Panel will include Ken Jones, Frank Cordaro, and Jamie Fischer. Event is free and open to the public.  This event will be held prior to the Saturday night performance of "The Trial of the Catonsville Nine".

Friday, January 29, 2010 & Saturday January 30, 2010

The Trial of the Catonsville Nine

Where: Stephen B. Humphrey Theater, SJU     When: 1/29/2010 - 1/30/2010 8:00 PM

History comes alive as The Actors' Gang examines the 1968 trial of two catholic priests and seven fellow catholic activists who committed an act of civil disobedience in protest of the War in Vietnam. This act of civil dissent galvanized the national protest movement. While condemned as criminals in a court of law, they were hailed as patriots in the streets during one of America's most turbulent eras.

Friday, January 29, 2010

"Marv Davidov and Carol Masters, Reflections of a Non-Violent Revolutionary"

Where: Pottery Studio, SJU     When: 1/29/10 4:15-5:30 p.m.

Marv's career began in the Civil Rights movement and as a Freedom Rider in the 1960s and moved on to opposition to the Vietnam War and the draft.  Within the peace movement, he is a national legend for his role in the Honeywell Project which over two decades challenged and eventually convinced Honeywell to stop its manufacture of lethal military weapons.  In the 1990s, Marv remained active in organizing labor and teaching the strategies of non-violence in the classroom and on the streets.  He has taught courses in the strategies and politics of non-violence at Carlton College and the University of St. Thomas.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Politics & a Pint: "The 1960's: Confrontation and Change in the Nation (and at CSB/SJU)"

Where: Br. Willie's Pub, SJU When: 1/28/10 4:30 p.m.
Presented by Ken Jones, Ph.D.