Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Global Awareness Lecture: “Foreign Policy Issues in the 2016 Elections:
Where: Brother Willie’s Pub (SJU) When: 4:15-5:30 p.m.
Retired US Foreign Service Officers, Dick Virden and Tom Hanson will discuss foreign policy and the and the election. Professor Gary Prevost will moderate. Co-Sponsored by the McCarthy Center.
Thursday, September 8, 2016
Politics & a Pint: Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon
Where: Brother Willie’s Pub (SJU) When: 4:30p.m.
Join the McCarthy Center for a discussion with Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon. As chief election official, Secretary Simon is an excellent source on voting information.
Tuesday, September, 3, 2016
Where: HCC Field House (CSB) When: 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Find the McCarthy Center at the annual Involvement Fair hosted by JEC! Our student coordinators will be there to answer questions, and to talk about volunteer opportunities and events.
Saturday, September 17, 2016
Homecoming: McCarthy Center’s Tent on the Tundra
Where: The Tundra (SJU) When: 3:30 p.m.
If you are attending the 2016 SJU Homecoming football game (Saint John’s vs. St. Olaf), 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.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Econ in English: “Why the Heck is Healthcare so Expensive?”
Where: TRC Board Room (CSB) When: 5:00 p.m.
Join the McCarthy Center for the latest installment of our Econ in English series! Professor Louis Johnston explains complex economic topics in plain English and separates the sense from the nonsense in economic policy. In this session, Professor Johnston will focus on the reasons why healthcare appears to be very expensive, and what this means for the economy.
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Politics & a Pint: Campaign Rhetoric in the 2016 Election
Where: Brother Willie’s Pub (SJU) When: 4:30-5:30 p.m.
What does it mean to “Make America Great Again” or when someone says “I’m with Her”? Join us for a discussion on the 2016 election, political rhetoric, and campaign communication strategy.
Thursday, October 6, 2016
First Mentor Program Meeting
Where: Quad 360 (SJU) When: 4:00-4:45 p.m.
The Mentor Program intends to connect CSB and SJU students with individual political and community leaders and offers a roadmap for mentorship and networking. Through informational interviews, job shadowing, resume critiques, and career discussions, students will gain a greater awareness of multiple civic options as well as the avenues for success in political and civic life.
Sunday, October 9, 2016
McCarthy Center’s 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 !
Monday, October 10, 2016
Minnesota House and Senate District 13A & 13B Forum
Where: Sal’s Bar and Grill When: 7:00 p.m.
Join the McCarthy Center and League of Women Voters for an forum with candidates running for office in the 13A and 13B House and Senate districts. This event is free and open to the public, all ages and majors are encouraged to attend.
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
32nd Annual Minnesota Policy Conference
Where: Continuing Education and Conference Center, University of Minnesota - St. Paul, MN
When: All Day Event
The conference provides an opportunity for individuals involved in policy work to explore major questions facing Minnesotans through a number of lenses: research and analysis, policy design and implementation, and evaluation and refinement. Participants will be able to take lessons learned in areas such as analysis, design, and evaluation to their own policy work.
The conference brings together people involved in informing, designing, and developing policy impacting Minnesotans, including individuals in government, education, business or nonprofit organizations; students of all ages; or others interested in Minnesota’s future.
Thursday, October 13, 2016
Politics & a Pint with Theology on Tap: The Catholic Vote!
Where: Brother Willie’s Pub (SJU) When: 4:30 p.m.
Are you curious about Catholic voting trends in elections? Are you wondering how the presidential race affects down-ticket candidates and issues? Do you think about how your faith and values intersects with your civic duty to vote? What does it mean to vote your conscience or vote as a faithful citizen? Join us for a joint Politics and a Pint/Theology on Tap about Catholic ideology and how to “vote one’s conscience” in the 2016 election.
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Eugene J. McCarthy Lecture
Featuring: Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum interviewed by Dr. Mary Dana Hinton
Where: Stephen B. Humphrey Theater (SJU) When: 8:00 p.m. Doors open at 7:30 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 26, 2016
The Citizen’s League Annual Civic Celebration
Our Foundation and Our Future: Honoring the Legacies of Wheelock Whitney & Dr. Glen Nelson
Where: Minneapolis Convention Center When: 5:30 General Reception | 6:30 Program
Tuesday, November 1, 2016
TED Talk Tuesday
Topic: A Future Without Secrets: Privacy in the Age of Big Data
Where: The McCarthy Center (Simons Hall 136, SJU) When: 11a.m.-Noon
Join us in the McCarthy Center for a TED Talk Tuesday. Students view a TED Talk and have a lively and informed discussion on some of the most important and compelling issues of our time. In this session we will discuss the blurring line between public and private. In the era of Big Data, when information about everyone is constantly being recorded and stored, what does privacy mean to us, what information is truly private, and what does this all mean for us as a society.
Thursday, November 3, 2016
11th Annual POLIDAZZLE SOCIAL
Where: The Riverside Room at the Minneapolis Event Center When: 6pm-8pm
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, which was the inspiration for the naming of the event. 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.
Tuesday, November 8, 2016
Election Results Viewing Party
Where: Brother Willie’s Pub (SJU) When: 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Brought to you by the College Democrats and College Republicans.
Wednesday, November 9, 2016
What the Heck Does the Election Mean for the Economy?
Where: Brother Willie’s Pub (SJU) When: 5:00 p.m.
Join the McCarthy Center for the latest installment of our Econ in English series! Professor Louis Johnston explains complex economic topics in plain English and separates the sense from the nonsense in economic policy. In this session, Professor Johnston will discuss the results of the election and the role the economy may have played in the outcome. He will also discuss the new president’s economic policies and how they could affect the economy.
November 9-12, 2016
The 68th Annual Student Conference on US Affairs (SCUSA)
Where: West Point, NY When: November 9-12, 2016
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 students who will attend this year are CSB Senior Madison Morris and SJU Senior Collin Joyce.
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
TED Talk Tuesday
Topic: The Future of Money: How Electronic Currencies will Change the Economy
Where: The McCarthy Center (Simons Hall 136, SJU) When: 1:00 p.m.
Join us in the McCarthy Center for a TED Talk Tuesday. Students view a TED Talk and have a lively and informed discussion on some of the most important and compelling issues of our time. In this session we will discuss how technology will shape the future of our economy. New technologies may make cash obsolete and Bitcoin with other cryptocurrencies are making money safer and easier to handle.
Thursday, December 8, 2016
A Year-End Look at the Economy
Where: Founders Room, the Quad 170 (SJU) When: 12-1 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 2016.
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
McCarthy Center Study Day Open House
Where: The McCarthy Center When: 12:00 p.m.