Events and Programming
Fall 2013 Calendar of Events
Thursday, December 12, 2013
Politics & A Pint: Farm Bill
Where: Br. Willie's Pub When: 5:00 PM
What is the "Farm Bill?" Come hear student, club, and professor perspectives on this timely topic. All aspects of the Farm Bill will be explored, including agriculture policy and SNAP (also known as Food Stamps).
Free pizza and refreshments. All ages and majors welcome.
Thursday, December 19, 2013
A Year End Look at the Economy
Where: Art 102 (SJU) When: 12:00 Noon
What happened in 2013? Did the economy get better? Did it get worse? Come pose your burning economic questions to economics professor Dr. Louis Johnston and MPR Economics Commentator and Correspondent Chris Farrell. The event will be hosted by MPR Editor at Large Gary Eichten and rebroadcast on MPR News Presents.
Spring 2014 Calendar of Events
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
"Rivers, Roads, and Tracks: Transforming Minnesota's Economy"
Celebrating the Joe Parry Professorship with Dr. Louis Johnston
Where: Quad 264 When: 7:30 PM
The newly named Joe Farry Professor, Dr. Louis Johnston, will give a brief talk about the economic history of central Minnesota and particularly the shifts in transportation modes and consequential impacts on economic stakeholders. He will then be joined by the legendary Gary Eichten and Dr. Joe Farry for a special interview segment honoring Dr. Farry and the endowed professorship.
Event will include special guests: President Michael Hemesath, Dr. Joe Farry, Gary Eichten, and Dan Whalen.
Friday, March 28, 2013
The Theater of Public Policy
"Making civics fun for policy wonks, political junkies, and the rest of us"
This event is co-sponsored by Fine Arts Programming. Click here for tickets and other information.
Where: Stephen B. Humphrey Theater, SJU When: 7:30 PM
The Theater of Public Policy is a unique improv theater company out of Minneapolis that makes debate and conversation around big issues fun and engaging. The cast uses conversations with leading thinkers to bring current debates to life through improvisational comedy. The College of Saint Benedict president, MaryAnn Baenninger, PhD, and Saint John's University president Dr. Michael Hemesath, star in this entertaining exploration of the issues affecting higher education today.