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Event Calendar Archives 2015-2016

Friday, September, 11 2015

Politics & a Pint: Sam & Sylvia Kaplan

Where: Brother Willie’s Pub (SJU)                           When: 7:30 p.m.

Join the McCarthy Center for a Politics & a Pint. *Special Family Weekend Edition*

Sam and Sylvia Kaplan returned to Minnesota in May of 2013 after three and a half years in Morocco, Sam as Ambassador, appointed by President Barack Obama in 2009, and Sylvia, as his partner in all things. Engage in a lively discussion with the Kaplans about life in Morocco and the many civic causes they support abroad and in the U.S. 

 

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

TED Talk Tuesday: “What if our Healthcare System Kept us Healthy?”

Where: The McCarthy Center                    When: 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Join us for a luncheon and discussion of our healthcare system! Rebecca Onie asks question such as: What if waiting rooms were a place to improve daily health care? What if doctors could prescribe food, housing and heat in the winter?  Discussion moderated by Professor John Friend of the Political Science Department

 

Friday, September 18, 2015

McCarthy Center Afternoon “Happy Hour” with Al Eisele

Where: The McCarthy Center                    When: 5:00-6:00pm

Join the McCarthy Center for an afternoon roundtable reception with Al Eisele. Eisele is the editor-at-large of The Hill, a nonpartisan newspaper covering the US Congress which he helped start in 1994.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Politics and a Pint: "Law and Order? A Discussion About Race and the U.S. Justice System"

 

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Politics & a Pint: Memoirs of a Summer Intern

Where: Brother Willie’s Pub (SJU)           When: 5:00 p.m.

Ever wondered what it takes to get that perfect summer internship? Join the McCarthy Center for  a unique, internship-focused event as part of our Politics & a Pint discussion series. Students from various majors and interests will share their summer experiences.

 

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

TED Talk Tuesday: Jon Ronson: “How One Tweet Can Ruin Your Life”

Where: The McCarthy Center                    When: 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Join us for a luncheon and discussion on social media. Twitter gives a voice to the voiceless, a way to speak up and hit back at injustice. But sometimes, says Jon Ronson, things go too far. In a jaw-dropping story of how one un-funny tweet ruined a woman's life and career, Ronson shows how it's time to rethink how we interact online. Discussion moderated by CSB/SJU social media specialist Tiffany Clements.

 

Thursday, October 1, 2015

McCarthy Center Mentor Program Luncheon: Featuring Stephanie Pinkalla ‘14

Where: The McCarthy Center    When: 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Stephanie Pinkalla brings a plethora of experience to the McCarthy Center Mentor Program with work experience as a DFL organizer , overseeing an urban children’s garden for low-income students, and work with a government relations firm in the MN Legislature.

Sunday, October 4,  2015

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 2 mile stretch of road on CSAH 50 – from Jennifer Drive to CSAH 51. Meet us in the McCarthy Center !

 

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Politics & a Pint: Featuring Hedrick Smith

Where: Brother Willie’s Pub (SJU)           When: 5:00 p.m.

Join the McCarthy Center to discuss the American dream. Hedrick Smith, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and former New York Times reporter and editor, will discuss the causes and consequences of increasing income inequality, focusing on how people can get involved to do something about it. Liz Fedor of Twin Cities Business will moderate.

 

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Econ in English: What the heck is going on with China’s Economy?

Where: Brother Willie’s Pub (SJU)           When: 5:00 p.m.

Join us for an installment of the Econ in English series! Economics Professor Louis Johnston will talk about China’s economy and how that affects the United States and the global economy.

 

Wednesday, October 14,  2015

31st Annual Conference on Policy Analysis

University of Minnesota                                               When: All Day Event

This conference brings together professionals involved in policy analysis, public affairs, planning, program evaluation, research, and applied social sciences to discuss the role of policy in shaping the future of Minnesota. The McCarthy Center will arrange transportation for students who wish to attend.

 

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Politics & a Pint:  Featuring U.S. Representative Tom Emmer

Where: Brother Willie’s Pub (SJU)           When: 5:00 p.m.

Join the McCarthy Center for a discussion with U.S. Rep. Tom Emmer. After 5 years of serving in the Minnesota Legislature and a run for governor in 2010, Emmer was elected to represent Minnesota’s 6th Congressional District in 2014. He will be interviewed by students and take questions from the audience.

 

Saturday, October 17,  2015

Homecoming: McCarthy Center’s Tent on the Tundra

Where: Tundra (SJU)                                      When: 3:30 p.m.

If you are attending the 2015 SJU Homecoming football game (Saint John’s vs. Gustavus), make sure to visit the McCarthy Center’s hospitality tent after the Johnnies win.  Visit with other CSB/SJU graduates, current students, staff and professors, and enjoy free food and refreshments.

 

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

TED Talk Tuesday: Jamie Oliver: “Teach every child about food”

Where: The McCarthy Center                                   When: 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Sharing powerful stories from his anti-obesity project in Huntington, West Virginia , and a shocking image of the sugar we eat — TED Prize winner Jamie Oliver makes the case for an all-out assault on our ignorance of food.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Eugene J. McCarthy Lecture with former Senator Chris Dodd and Gary Eichten

Where: Stephen B. Humphrey Theater (SJU)       When: 8:00 p.m.

Established in January of 2006, this annual public lectureship carries Eugene J. McCarthy’s deep commitment to the ideals and principles of democratic self-government.  This lecture series seeks to inspire a new generation of young people to pursue fresh ideas, to challenge the status quo, to affect positive change in their communities and like McCarthy himself, to lead with honesty, integrity and courage.

 

Wednesday, October 28, 2015
McCarthy Luncheon: Featuring Cap O’Rourke and Tom Freeman
Where: TBA        When: 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.

Cap O’ Rourke has worked as a legislative strategist, policy advocate and grassroots campaigner, and Tom Freeman, as deputy political director for Minnesota's House Republican Campaign Committee (HRCC) in 2012. Join is for a lively discussion and lunch.

 

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Politics & a Pint:  Understanding the 1% Featuring: Jay Coggins

Where: Brother Willie’s Pub (SJU)           When: 5:00 p.m.

A discussion on the top 1% in the United States and how they got there. As an Associate Professor at the University of Minnesota in the Department of Applied Economics, Coggins focuses on dynamic policy analysis and market-based pollution control. Join us for a discussion on economic inequality and growth.

 

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

TED Talk Tuesday with Bunker Roy: “Learning from a Barefoot Movement”.

Where: The McCarthy Center                    When: 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Join us for a luncheon and discussion on education in India. In Rajasthan, India, an extraordinary school teaches rural women and men — many of them illiterate — to become solar engineers, artisans, dentists and doctors in their own villages. It's called the Barefoot College, and its founder, Bunker Roy, explains how it works.

November 4-7, 2015

SCUSA 67 - Student Conference on United States Affairs  “SCUSA” 

Where: West Point, NY                                                 When: November 4-7, 2015

SCUSA allows student delegates to interact both individually and in group settings with foreign policy experts and is an outstanding networking opportunity. The McCarthy Center selects and sponsors all expenses for one CSB and one SJU student to attend this conference. The application deadline is September 30th.

 

 

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Econ in EnglishHow the heck could the economy affect the 2016 Election (and vice versa)?

Where: Upper Gorecki (CSB)      When: 5:00 p.m.

Join us for an installment of the Econ in English series! Economics Professor Louis Johnston will focus on 2-3 issues that are important in the 2016 presidential campaign at this time.

 

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

"Ask the Governor" with Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton

Where: Upper Gorecki 204 A & B (CSB)   When: 7:00 PM

Current Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton will take part in a question and answer session led by Minnesota Public Radio News Editor-at-Large Gary Eichten '69. This event will provide the opportunity to learn more about Governor Dayton's views and agenda for the current Minnesota legislative session.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

10th Annual “Polidazzle” Social

Where: St. Paul Hotel    When: 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Polidazzle is a McCarthy Center networking reception 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 have since moved it to Saint Paul.  This gathering offers an excellent opportunity for current students to meet alums and others who are active in civic and political life as professionals or volunteers.  Save the date and feel free to invite others you know. 

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Red Mass

Where: Sacred Heart Chapel (CSB)           When: 5:00 pm

The McCarthy Center is a proud co-sponsor of the 14th annual Red Mass, which is designed to provide judges, lawyers, civic leaders, and academics of all faiths the opportunity to reflect on the powers and responsibilities that are a part of the offices they hold. The 2015 honoree will be the Honorable Elizabeth Hayden. If you are a CSB/SJU student who is interested in participating in the reception that follows the Mass, please contact Stacy Penk at [email protected] or at 320-363-3266.

 

Tuesday November  17, 2015

TED Talk Tuesday with Mary Robinson: “Why Climate Change is a Threat to Human Rights”

Where: The McCarthy Center                                   When: 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Join us for a luncheon and discussion on climate change. While rich countries can fight against rising oceans and dying farm fields, poor people around the world are already having their lives upended — and their human rights threatened — by killer storms, starvation and the loss of their own lands. Mary Robinson asks us to join the movement for worldwide climate justice.

 

Thursday, November 19,  2015

Politics & a Pint: Topic Gun Rights & Mass Shootings

Where: Brother Willie’s Pub (SJU)                           When: 5:00 p.m.

Join the McCarthy Center for a discussion concerning the issues of gun rights & public shootings. A panel of speakers will debate current issues related to the topic.

 

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

TED Talk Tuesday with Prof. Christi Siver: "A Complicated Hero in the War on Dictatorship"

Where: The McCarthy Center                                   When: 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Thursday. December 10, 2015

Politics & a Pint: A Year-End Look at the Economy

Where: Brother Willie’s Pub (SJU)                           When: 5:00 p.m.

Join Joseph P. Farry Professor Louis Johnston, MPR Economics Correspondent Chris Farrell, and MPR Editor-at-Large Gary Eichten for an engaging conversation about the economy in 2015.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

State of the Union Viewing Party

Where: Br. Willie’s Pub   When: 8pm

Join the McCarthy Center, CSB/SJU College Democrats, and College Republicans for a SOTU Viewing Party in Brother Willie’s Pub. We will watch President Obama’s final SOTU and Gov. Nikki Haley’s GOP response.

 

Thursday, January 14, 2016

McCarthy Center Mentor Program Meeting

Where: Simons Hall 310                When: 4:30-5:30pm

 

Monday, January 18, 2016

McCarthy Center Luncheon with Judge Elizabeth Hayden & Robert Vischer UST School of Law Dean

Where: McCarthy Center        When: 11:30am-12:30pm

 

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Politics & a Pint: Extending the Link

Where: Brother Willie’s Pub      When: 5:00pm

Join the McCarthy Center and CSBSJU student organization, Extending the Link, for a sneak preview of their new documentary about women in agriculture in both Central Minnesota and Rwanda. Facilitated small group discussion will follow.

 

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

TED Talk Tuesday with Vernā Myers: “How to overcome our biases? Walk boldly toward them”

Where: McCarthy Center             When: 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Our biases can be dangerous, even deadly — as we've seen in the cases of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and Eric Garner, in Staten Island, New York. Diversity advocate Vernā Myers looks closely at some of the subconscious attitudes we hold toward out-groups. She makes a plea to all people: Acknowledge your biases. Then move toward, not away from, the groups that make you uncomfortable.

 

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Econ in English with Dr. Louis Johnston : Student Debt & the Cost of College

Where: Gorecki 204A (CSB)         When: 5:00pm

In an increasingly complex world economy, economic literacy has never been more important. Dr. Louis Johnston’s “Econ in English” series will feature accessible and easy to understand explanations for some of the most important topics in economics.

 

Monday, February 8, 2016

Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar:  Rigoberto Hernandez

Where: Gorecki 204A (CSB)         When: TBA

Join the McCarthy Center and Phi Beta Kappa in welcoming visiting scholar, Rigoberto

Hernandez.

 

Monday, February 8, 2016

On Campus with Gary Eichten featuring Paul Douglas: “Faith and Climate Change: a Meteorologist’s View”

Where: Pellegrene Auditorium, Peter Engle Hall               When: 7:30pm

Gary Eichten, renowned host from MPR’s Midday, will interview StarTribune meteorologist Paul Douglas on the intersection of faith and climate change. Paul Douglas will talk about Christian call to stewardship and Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si.

 

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Minnesota International Center: Global Conversation—the Koreas

Where: Hennepin County Library, Minneapolis When: 6:00—7:30 PM

Join us in traveling to Minneapolis for this wonderful conversation to explore the Koreas and the possibility of and even desire for reunification. Transportation will be provided.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Politics & a Pint: Refugees in the CSB/SJU Community

Where: Brother Willie’s Pub                      When: 6:30pm

Hear from fellow Bennies and Johnnies about their stories and status as refugees.

 

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

TED Talk Tuesday with Noy Thrupkaew: “Human Trafficking is all around you. This is how it works.”

Where: McCarthy Center             When: 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Behind the everyday bargains we all love the $10 manicure, the unlimited shrimp buffet — is a hidden world of forced labor to keep those prices at rock bottom. Noy Thrupkaew investigates human trafficking, which flourishes in the US and Europe, as well as developing countries, and shows us the human faces behind the exploited labor that feeds global consumers.

 

Thursday-Friday, February 18-19, 2016

Spring Study Tour: Public Health

Where: Minneapolis, MN            When: 11:30am, Thurs.-7:00pm, Fri.

Join the McCarthy Center and sociology professor Ellen Block for a great two day tour of public health agencies in the Minneapolis and St. Paul area. The tour group will visit WellShare International, MNSure, and meet with alums in medical and social service fields.

 

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Politics & a Pint Featuring Rep. Drew Christensen (R-56A): The Minnesota Legislative Process

Where: Brother Willie’s Pub                      When: 5:00pm

Join the McCarthy Center for a PNP. At 23, Representative Christensen is one of the youngest state legislators in the country.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

TED Talk Tuesday with Pam Warhurst: “How we can eat our landscapes”

Where: McCarthy Center             When: 12:30-1:30 p.m.

What should a community do with its unused land? Plant food, of course. With energy and humor, Pam Warhurst tells the story of how a growing team of volunteers came together to change the narrative of food in their community. This event will be co-hosted with Extending the Link.

 

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Econ in English with Dr. Louis Johnston: What the Heck is Our Tax Policy?

Where: Gorecki 204A (CSB)         When: 5:00pm

Learn the basics about our own taxation system in this installment of “Econ in English” with Dr. Louis Johnston. In an increasingly complex world economy, economic literacy has never been more important. Dr. Louis Johnston’s “Econ in English” series will feature accessible and easy to understand explanations for some of the most important topics in economics.

 

Thursday, March 3, 2016

"Ask the Governor" with Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton

Where: Upper Gorecki 204 A & B (CSB)   When: 7:00 PM

Current Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton will take part in a question and answer session led by Minnesota Public Radio News Editor-at-Large Gary Eichten '69. This event will provide the opportunity to learn more about Governor Dayton's views and agenda for the current Minnesota legislative session.

 

March 7, 2016

Mark Kennedy Frontiers of Freedom Lecture Series with Paul Grangaard, CEO of Allen Edmonds

Where: Founders Room, Quad 170 SJU                 When: 7:00pm

Paul Grangaard will give a talk about servant leadership in business and personal life. The goal for the Frontiers of Freedom lecture series is to add real intellectual diversity to the McCarthy Center, to ensure that you hear both sides, so you can critically evaluate the challenges we face.

March 14-16, 2016

McCarthy Center Residency with Liz Fedor: “Leadership, Gender & Public Policy”

Where: McCarthy Center          When: 7:30pm

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

TED Talk Tuesday

TBA with Guest Moderator Liz Fedor

Where: McCarthy Center             When: 12:30-1:30 p.m.

 

Tuesday,  March 15, 2016

Politics & a Pint: 2016 Election & the Economy

Where: Brother Willie’s Pub      When: 5:00pm

This event topic is yet to be announced. If you have any ideas or suggestions, feel free to contact the McCarthy Center at [email protected].

 

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Politics & a Pint: Beverage Law, Sustainable Brewing Practices

Where: Bad Habit Brewery            When: 5:15pm

 

Wednesday, April 6th, 2016

Day at the Capitol

Where: MN State Capitol                             When: All day, off-campus

The Minnesota Private College Council sponsors Day at the Capitol. Students from CSB/SJU will join private college students from across the state at the Minnesota Capitol to show their support for the Minnesota State Grant Program. The McCarthy Center hosts an annual CSB/SJU Alum/Student Reception and Legislative Leaders Reception beginning at 2:00pm.

 

 April 2016

A Mid-Year Look at the Economy

Where: TBD        When: 3:15 pm

Join Joseph P. Farry Professor Louis Johnston and MPR’s Gary Eichten for a mid-year examination  of the economy.

 

Late April, 2016

Brandl Scholar Reception

Where: McCarthy Center             When: TBA

This event is a reception for the recipients of the John Brandl Scholarship.

 

Tuesday, May 10th to Sunday, May, 15th

Where: NYC (Locations TBD)       When: TBA

NYC Study Tour