Events and Programming

Fall 2024 events coming soon!

Spring 2024 Events and Programming:

A Unique Assignment: Saturday, March 16 – REGISTER HERE

Opening Night with Pre-Performance Reception with Author and Playwrite. Free coach bus transportation from SJU and CSB is available (be at Sexton at 3:45 or Gorecki at 4:10).

  • FREE TICKETS!  
  • FREE FOOD!           
  • FREE TRANSPORTATION!

Two men – Henry Gallagher, white, and James Meredith, Black – are thrust into each other’s lives when, in the aftermath of the Ole Miss Riot, Gallagher is placed in charge of Meredith’s on-campus security detail. As they navigate the political and social rollercoaster of desegregation, a tenuous relationship is forged – one that, for Gallagher, leads to eventual revelation. Explore this milestone moment in Civil Rights history through Gallagher and Meredith’s own words and perspectives on their shared experience.

Discover this significant turning point in the history of the Civil Rights movement.

*This event will qualify as a race/ethnicity co-curricular event.

Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Israel, Gaza, and Campus Dialogue, Lunch & Discussion

The discussion will be facilitated by Dr. Jon Armajani in Simons 136 on February 14th from 12pm-1pm. Limited to 15 people. Sponsored by the McCarthy Center and the Jay Philips Center for Interfaith Learning.

Thursday, February 15, 2024

Naturalization Ceremony with Student Discussion following

New US Citizens will be sworn in at a Naturalization Ceremony that will take place at CSB Gorecki Center on February 15, 2024 at 10:30 AM. Following this event,

A Federal Judge and someone from Homeland Security will meet with students after the ceremony to discuss their areas of expertise.

History Theatre Series

This year, the McCarthy Center will be partnering with the History Theatre in St. Paul to bring students to view locally and historically engaging shows throughout the 2023-24 season!

Handprints: Friday, February 2

A powerful and vibrant autobiographical story written and performed by one of the Twin Cities’ most renowned theater artists, Greta Oglesby. Based on her book, Mama ‘n ‘Nem, Handprints on My Life, this production is a love letter to the ordinary, yet extraordinary people who shaped her life. Experience the gift of Greta’s story with unique storytelling including the gorgeous music that has inspired the person she is today.

Experience the gift of Greta Oglesby’s story.