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Event Calendar Archives 2014-2015

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015
 
Pennies for Your Thoughts Debate: Does the Government Have a Right to Your Genes?
Where: Stephen B. Humphrey Theater (SJU)     When: 7:30-9:00 PM
 
Put in your two cents tonight at the Pennies for Your Thoughts Debate. Professors Chuck Rodell, Michael Livingston, Jeff Kamakahi, and Vincent Smiles will discuss the right to your genes that the government holds. This event will be moderated by PBS host Alex Hefner, of the Open Mind. Special thanks to the chemistry club for co-sponsoring!
 
Wednesday, April 8th, 2015
 
Politics & A Pint: The Future of the European Union
Where: Brother Willie's Pub     When: 5:00 PM
 
This Politics & A Pint will feature SJU President Michael Hemeseth. Join us in discussing the future of the European Union and its global implications. Free pizza and refreshments! All ages and majors welcome!
 
Thursday, March 26th, 2015
 
Econ in English: How in the heck did the financial crisis happen?
Where: Grorecki 120 (CSB)     When: 5:00 PM
 
Join Dr. Louis Johnston for the Econ in English series. This event will focus on the financial crisis of 2008. Free pizza and refreshments! All ages and majors welcome!
 
Wednesday, March 25th, 2015
 
On Campus With Gary Eichten: Science, Religion, and Public Policy
Where: Art 102 (SJU)      When: 12:00-1:00 PM
 
Gary interviews CSB/SJU professor Noreen Herzfeld and Dr. Ken Miller, a professor from Brown University. As a scientist and a Roman Catholic, Miller believes God and Darwin's Theory of Evolution can co-exist. In hin bestseller, Finding Darwin's God, Miller offers a definitive, ironclad, and in its own way, beautiful, argument for the theory of evolution within the Catholic Church. This event is sponsored by Noreen Herzfeld (Nicholas and Bernice Reuter Professor of Science and Religion), Jennifer Beste (Koch Chair), Nick Hayes (St. John's University chair of critical thinking), Matt Lindstrom (Eugene J. McCarthy Center), and Dan Finn (Moral Theology Lecture Series Chair).
 
Monday, March 23rd, 2015
 
Politics & A Pint: Not for Sale
Where: Brother Willie's Pub     When: 4:30 PM
 
Join the McCarthy Center on a discussion of sex trafficking policy in honor of Sex Trafficking Awareness Week. Free pizza and refreshments! All ages and majors welcome!
 
Thursday, March 19th, 2015
 
CSB/SJU Day at the Capitol
Where: Minnesota State Office Building    
 
A number of legislative leaders, alums, and students got together for our annual CSB/SJU Day at the Capitol reception. Shout outs to Vic Moore, the CSB and SJU Alumni Associations, the CSB Senate, and the Saint John's Sentate for making it a resounding success.
 
Thursday, March 12th, 2015
 
Politics & A Pint: The Affordable Care Act Turns Five
Where: Brother Willie's Pub     When: 5:00-6:00 PM
 
Join us in celebrating/mourning the Affordable Care Act's 5th birthday with the CSB/SJU College Republicans and the CSB SJU College Democrats. Free pizza and refreshments! All ages and majors welcome!
 
Thursday, February 26th, 2015
 
Politics & A Pint: The Politics of the Papacy
Where: Brother Willie's Pub     When: 7:00-8:00 PM
 
Lino Rulli, the Emmy Award-winning host of "The Catholic Guy" on SiriusXM Radio is comign to campus. Free pizza and refreshments! All ages and majors welcome!
 
Wednesday, February 25th, 2015
 
National Security and the Rise of China
Where Gorecki 204A (CSB)     When: 7:00 PM
 
Join Dr. Paul Heer, a National Intelligence Officer for East Asia who has served on the staff of President's Daily Brief, for a discussion about "National Security and the Rise of China." The Scholar-in-Residence will be intereviewed by Political Science Professor Dr. Christi Siver. This event will provide and opportunity to learn about Dr. Heer's work as an East Asia specialist at the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).
 
Thursday, February 5th, 2015
 
Econ in English: What the Heck is the Federal Reserve
Where: President's Conference Room, Upper Gorecki (CSB)     When: 5:00 PM
 
What the heck is the Federal Reserve and why does it matter? Find out at the first installment of Econ in English with Louis Johnston.
 
Tuesday, January 27th, 2015 
 
Ted Talk Tuesday: The Power of Vulnerablility
Where: McCarthy Center- Simons Hall 136     When: 11:30-12:30
 
Join us in the McCathy Center for a Ted Talk Tuesday. Brene Brown studies human connection. After the talk there will be a discussion.
 
Thursday January 22nd, 2015
 
Politics & A Pint: The Politics of Oil
Where: Brother Willie's Pub     When: 5:00
 
Join the McCarthy Center on a discussion centered around the poltics of oil. This event is cosponsored with OIKOS. Free pizza and refreshments! All ages and majors welcome!
 
Wednesday, January 21st, 2015
 
On Campus with Gary Eichten
Where: St. John's University Art 102     When:11:30-1:00 PM
 
Join us in welcoming beloved Minnesota Public Radio host and '69 grad, Gary EIchten, as he interviews our very own Nick Hayes about Russian politics. The event will be preceded by a reception at 11:30.
 
Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014
 
Year End Look at the Economy
Where: St. John's University Art Building     When 12:30
 
MPR's Gary Eichten hosts a discussion about the economy at year's end with American Public Media economics correspondent Chris Farrell and St. John's University and College of St. Benedict economics professor Louis Johnston.
 
Tuesday, November 18th, 2014
 
9th Annual Polidazzle Social
Where: M Street Cafe at the St. Paul Hotel     When: 6:00-8:00 PM
 
Join us for a evening full of wonderful conversation and networking at our 9th annual "Polidazzle Social" on November 18th at the M Street Cafe at the St. Paul Hotel! RSVP today
 
Monday, November 17th, 2014
 
McCarthy Center Dinner with Luke Hellier
Where: McCarthy Center- Simons Hall 136 (SJU)   
 
Join the McCarthy Center for great conversation and stories with Johnnie alum and Senior Account Executive of Public Affairs Luke Hellier. Thanks for making the trip back to campus!
 
Tuesday, November 11th, 2014
 
McCarthy Center Luncheon with Savo Heleta '06
Where: McCarthy Center- Simons Hall 136 (SJU)     When: 12:30 PM
 
Savo Heleta is a 2006 graduate of St. John's University. Welcome him back to campus by joining us for lunch this Tuesday. Heleta's story is an inspiration. Space is limited, and you may come and go as your schedule allows. If you are interested in attending, please contact Stacy Penk via email at [email protected] or at 320-363-3266
 
Thursday, November 6th, 2014
 
Politics & A Pint: Midterm Election Recap
Where: Brother Willie's Pub     When: 5:00PM
 
Join Professor Claire Haeg in a recap of the midterm elections. Special thanks to CSBSJU College Republicans and CSBSJU College Democrats for participation in the discussion. It was good to see so many recent graduates of the College of St. Benedict and St. John's University making a difference in the community. Free pizza and refreshments! All ages and majors welcome!
 
Monday, November 3rd, 2014
 
McCarthy Center Dinner with Phil Stalboerger
Where: McCarthy Center- Simons Hall 136 (SJU) 
 
 
Friday, October 24th, 2014
 
Politics & A Pint: Un moving Four Ward with Professor Bob Bell 
Where: Brother Willie's Pub     When: 7:30 PM
 
Join CSBSJU Professor Bob Bell this family weekend as he shares his story "Un Moving Four Ward." Professor Bell will be sharing his tales and tips. Free pizza and refreshments! All ages and majors welcome!
 
Tuesday, October 21st, 2014
 
McCarthy Center Luncheon with Ambassador John Dinger
Where: McCarthy Center- Simons Hall 136 (SJU)     When: 12:30-1:00 PM
 
Join the McCarthy Center for lunch with John Dinger. Special thanks to St. Benedict/St. John's Political Science Department Professor Whitney COurt for organizing this event. Space is limited, and you may come and go as your schedule allows. If you are interested in attending, please contact Stacy Penk via email at [email protected] or at 320-363-3266
 
Sunday, October 19th, 2014
 
McCarthy Center Roadside Cleanup
Where: County Road 9 near Avon     When: 10:45 AM
 
Through the Adopt-a-Highway program, the McCarthy Center has adopted a 3 mile stretch of road on CSAH-9 South of Avon. Meet us in the McCarthy Center. Afterwards we will head to Kay's Kitchen for brunch. This is a great way to give back to the community by restoring the natural serenity of Nother Minnesota.
 
 Thursday, October 16th, 2014
 
Politics & a Pint: A Conversation with Mark Ritchie
 
Join the McCarthy Center for a conversation with Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie.
 
Saturday, October 11th-Tuesday, October 14th, 2014
 
Duluth/Superior Study Tour
 

Over long-weekend, the McCarthy Center will lead an urban planning study tour to Duluth, Minnesota, and Superior, Wisconsin. The agenda will include meeting with representatives from Cirrus Aircraft, the City of Duluth, and the Chambers of Commerce from Duluth and Superior. We will also meet with other alums to talk about the bustling Twin Ports. 

 
Wednesday, October 8th, 2014
 
CSB Marie & Robert Jackson Fellows Poster Session
 
Sponsors: Experiental Learning
Please join the 2014 CSB Marie & Robert Jackson Fellows as they share their civic engagement summer experiences, as well as what the program is about. Light refreshments will be available.
 
Saturday, October 4th, 2014
 
McCarthy Center Tent on the Tundra
 

If you are attending the 2014 SJU Homecoming football game (Saint John's vs. Hamline) make sure to visit the McCarthy Center's hospitality tent after the Johnnies win.  You can visit with other CSB/SJU grads, students, staff, and professors and enjoy free food and refreshments.

 
Thursday, September 25th, 2014
 
Hyphenated Americans: The Successes and Challenges of Undergraduate Immigrants at CSB/SJU
 
Cosponsors: Koch Chair, IISS, CAB, ELAC
Come and hear 4 inspiring stories of 2 Bennies and 2 Johnnies as they discuss their successes and challenges of their journeys in achieving the American Dreams.
 
Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

TED Talk Tuesday
 
Topic: Sir Ken Robinson: Changing Education Paradigms
Sir Ken Robinson lays out the link between 3 troubling trends: rising drop-out rates, schools' dwindling stake in the arts, and ADHD. An important, timely talk for future parents and teachers. 
 
 Thursday, September 18th, 2014
 
Politics & a Pint: Is the U.S. Justice System Just?
 
The shooting of Michael Brown and subsequent unrest in Ferguson has left many wondering whether or not the U.S. Justice system actually is just. Join the McCarthy Center for a conversatin about race, law enforcement, sentencing, and incarceration.
 
Wednesday, September 17th, 2014
 
McCarthy Center Luncheon with Erica Chenoweth
 
Where: The McCarthy Center When: 11:30-12:30
 
Dr. Chenoweth is a young scholar whose groundbreaking work promoting the empirical study of civil resistance has already won her numerous awards leading Foreign Policy magazine to name her one of its "Top 100 Global Thinkers for 2013". As an expert on terrorism, she set out with her colleague Maria Stephan (an expert on nonviolence) to study the relative effectiveness of both violent and nonviolent movements.
 
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
 
Peace Studies Conference
 
Where Gorecki 204 When: All Day Event
 
*Brought to you by the CSB/SJU Peace Studies Department and the Office of the CSB President
 
Monday, September 15, 2014
 
Mark Kennedy Frontiers of Freedom Lecture Series Featuring Matt Rhoades
 
Where: Quad 170 When: 7:30 pm
 
Matt Rhoades served as a political consultant and strategist for the Republican National Committee during the 2000, 2004, and 2008 Presidential elections and worked as Mitt Romney's campagin manager during the 2012 Presidential election. Rhoades is also the founder of the SuperPAC America Rising.
 
Sunday, September 14, 2014
 
McCarthy Center Roadside Clean-up
 
Where: MEET in the McCarthy Center, Simons Hall 136 (SJU) When 10:30am-1:00pm
 
Through the Adopt -a-Highway program, the McCarthy Center has adopted a 3 mile stretch of road on CSAH 9 -- south of Avon, from County Road #156 to I-94. Meet us in the McCarthy Center; we'll provide snacks, transportation, and lively conversation.
 
Thursday, September 11, 2014
 
Politics & a Pint: Indigenous Populations
 
Where: Brother Willie's Pub (SJU) When: 5:00
 
Join the McCarthy Center and Extending the Link for a Politics & a Pint on the treatment of indigenous populations.
 
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
 
Involvement Fair
 
Where: HCC Fieldhouse (CSB) When: 5:00-7:00
 
Come and check out the McCarthy Center's booth at Inolvement and learn about some of the fantastic events and opportunities the Center has to offer! While you're there, be sure to check out all of the other campus clubs, organizations and resources in the CSB/SJU community. Over 1,000 students participate in this annual event. Presented by Student Activities.