Event Calendar Archives 2011-2012

Tuesday, December 4

Politics & a Pint "Iran's Nuclear Program"

Where: Brother Willie's Pub   When: 4:30 pm

Iran has enriched nuclear materials over the years, claiming it has done so for peaceful purposes. However, the U.S., Israel, European countries, and others accuse Iran of seeking nuclear weapons capabilities. Come to this Politics & a Pint to discuss the future of this issue and potential solutions.

Friday, November 30

The Seventh Annual "Polidazzle"

Where: The Saint Paul Hotel   When: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Polidazzle is the McCarthy Center's networking event for CSB/SJU students, alums, staff, and faculty interested in public policy and civic life. The gathering offers an excellent opportunity for current students to meet alumnae/i who are active in civic and political life. This is an open-house reception with complimentary drinks and abundant hors d'oeuvres.

Thursday, November 29

"Pennies For Your Thoughts" Debate

Where: CSB Gorecki Theater   When: 7:30 pm

The debate will be centered on this claim: The full-face veil harms women. Professors Noreen Herzfeld (Computer Science/Theology) and Christi Siver (Political Science) will defend the claim, while Madhu Mitra (English) and Vincent Smiles (Theology) will speak against it. The debate will be moderated by Anthony Cunningham (Philosophy). This event will encourage audience participation.

Tuesday, November 27

"Vote NO: How Minnesotans United for All Families Delivered Its Message"

Where: Brother Willie's Pub (SJU)   When: 4:30 pm

Richard Carlbom '04 managed the campaign against the proposed marriage amendment in Minnesota in the most recent election. Come to this event to learn more from Richard about how Minnesotans United for All Families was able to get out the vote and secure an unprecedented result in the United States.

Saturday, November 17

Red Mass

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

The celebration of the Red Mass 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 their offices. This is a tradition dating back to the medieval ages. Registration is required for the reception that follows the Mass.

Wednesday, November 14

Politics & a Pint "Scholarships and Internships"

Where: Brother Willie's Pub   When: 4:30 pm

This event provided a platform for prospective participants of the CSB Marie and Robert Jackson Fellows Program, the CSB/SJU Washington, D.C. Summer Study Program, and the John Brandl Scholarship Program to discover more about past participants' experiences.

Wednesday, November 7-10

Student Conference on United States Affairs (SCUSA)

Where: West Point, New York

The McCarthy Center selects and sponsors all expenses for one CSB and one SJU student to attend this undergraduate conference. SCUSA is designed to provide a premier educational and networking experience for student delegates, offering the opportunity to interact both individually and in group settings with foreign policy experts.

Thursday, November 8

Politics & a Pint "Post-election Analysis"

Where: Brother Willie's Pub   When: 4:30 pm

Students, professors, and members of political campaign staffs will discuss the outcomes of the year's races. Specifically, how will these results affect the future of our country, state, and localities? What are the policy implications of this election year?

Tuesday, November 6

"Election Viewing Party"

Where: Brother Willie's Pub   When: 7:30 pm

As the 2012 election results unfold, join the McCarthy Center to listen to victory/defeat speeches. Refreshments and snacks will be provided.

Thursday, October 25

"Religion and Politics in Today's America: An Interfaith Conversation"

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

Minnesota Public Radio's Kerri Miller will moderate a discussion about the relationship between faith, public policy, and politics. Panelists include Pastor Leith Anderson, President, National Association of Evangelicals, Imam Makram Nu'Man El-Amin, Resident Imam of Masjid An-Nur in Minneapolis, Father Bill Voss, Director of Catholic Relief Services for central Minnesota, and Rabbi Marcia Zimmerman, Senior Rabbi of Temple Israel in Minneapolis. Co-Sponsored with the Jay Phillips Center for Interfaith Learning at Saint John's University and University of Saint Thomas.

Wednesday, October 24

"Elevator Speeches"

Featuring Terri Barreiro, Director, Donald McNeely Center for Entrepreneurship

ILCP Diamond Certificate Class

Where: Quad 252   When: 4:50 pm

This course covers the skills related to effective public presentations and public speaking in the context of civic leadership. Emphasis is on short "elevator speeches" as well as more formal large group presentations. This course will also critique examples of public speaking and offer opportunities for students to practice.

Monday, October 22

"Red State, Blue State"

Featuring Matt Lindstrom, professor of political science and director, The Eugene J. McCarthy Center

ILCP Diamond Certificate Class

Where: Quad 252   When: 4:50 pm

Ever feel lost when a group is talking politics? Would it be helpful to know what terms like liberal, Republican, left-wing, or party platform mean? In this class, participants will learn the basic political language and take a values test to help them develop their own political attitudes and civic values, important parts of being an effective community or public leader.

Thursday, October 18

Politics & a Pint "Pre-election Voting Breakdown"

Where: Brother Willie's Pub   When: 4:30 pm

The McCarthy Center invites all those interested to join us in an informal discussion about the most interesting and important issues of the upcoming elections.

Tuesday, October 16

"Managing Groups"

Featuring Sean Kershaw, Executive Director, Citizens League

ILCP Diamond Certificate Class

Where: Sexton Commons 200   When 6:00 pm

Leadership skills are truly put to the test when challenged to lead a club or any group. In this class, participants will be taught how to plan meetings, contend with group politics, overcome biases, delegate tasks, and encourage all members of a group to engage.

Tuesday, October 16

"Beyond Shaking Hands and Taking Names"

Featuring Sean Kershaw, Executive Director, Citizens League

ILCP Diamond Certificate Class

Where: Sexton Commons 200   When 4:30 pm

Although networking may seem intimidating and overwhelming, this course will train you to interact with others and learn to effectively network without worry. In order to be seen as a community leader, one must know how to meet, interact, and maintain connections.

Wednesday, October 10

27th Annual Conference on Policy Analysis

Where: University of Minnesota    When: All Day

This annual conference provides an opportunity for students, analysts, and policy makers to explore timely topics that reflect the importance of creating partnerships and formulating public policy in government.

Wednesday, October 3-7

Long Weekend Study Tour to Washington, D.C.

Political Science Professor Kay Wolsborn leads a student group on a visit to the nation's capital city. Seminars and briefings from policy experts and journalists - in addition to museum visits - will be great learning and networking opportunities.

Wednesday, September 26

"Mo' Money, More Potential"

Featuring Terri Barreiro, Director, Donald McNeely Center for Entrepreneurship

ILCP Diamond Certificate Class

Where: Quad 252    When: 4:50 pm

Find out what philanthropy means and learn more about private and public funding of civic life. Almost all organizations are connected to grands from foundations and governments.

September 20-21

Minneapolis Study Tour: Art, Craft Brewing, and Monetary Policy

A variety of public policy and economic issues will be explored. Activities include art exhibits, improvisational comedy, visits with SJU graduates and founders of Fulton Beer Company, and a tour, seminar, and lunch with a CSB grad at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis.

Tuesday, September 18

"Same-sex Marriage as a Political and Constitutional Issue"

Where: Pellegrene Auditorium (SJU)    When: 4:30 pm

Panelists will discuss different aspects of the institution of marriage, ranging from legal issues to socio-religious ones. Professors Jim Read and Seth Greenfest will facilitate this discussion of same-sex marriage as a political and consitutional issue. Events will be held in Pellegrene Auditorium at Saint John's and Upper Gorecki at Saint Ben's. Other dates includ September 24, October 1, and October 8.

Tuesday, September 11

McCarthy Lecture with Tom Brokaw "Conscience and Courage in Public Life"

Where: Saint John's Abbey & University Church    When: 7:30 pm

Established in January of 2006, this annual public lectureship carries McCarthy's deep commitment to the ideals and principles of democratic self-government. It seeks to inspire a new generation of young people to pursue fresh ideas, to challenge the status quo, to effect positive change in their communities and like McCarthy himself, to lead with honesty, integrity and courage. A post event reception will follow in the Great Hall, where Brokaw will sign his latest book: The Time of Our Lives: A conversation about America; Who we are, where we've been, and where we need to go now, to recapture the American dream.

Tuesday, September 11

Involvement Fair

Where: HCC Fieldhouse (CSB)    When: 4:30 pm

Come and check out the McCarthy Center's booth at Involvement 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.

Thursday, September 6

Politics & a Pint "Political Journalism"

Where: Brother Willie's Pub    When: 4:30 pm

The election season and this years' McCarthy Lecturer, Tom Brokaw, inspire this conversation about journalism and the media. All forms of journalistic expression will be discussed, including TV, social media, newspapers, radio and magazines. How has the game of journalism changed over the years.

Thursday, April 19th

Politics & a Pint: "Campaign Finance Laws"

Where: Brother Willie's Pub     When 4:30 p.m.

Because it is a presidential election year, 2012 is an exciting and important time in United States politics. Representatives from both College Democrats and College Republicans will come together to discuss the campaign season. Topics of conversation will include super PAC's and campaign finance laws, significant policy issues, promotional strategies, among many other themes.

Thursday, March 22nd

Day at the Capitol & the Legislative Leaders Reception

Where: State Capitol Building, St. Paul   When: Reception at  2:00pm in ROOM 318

Students from CSB and SJU will join private college students from across the state at the Minnesota Capitol to show their suport for the Minnesota State Grant Program. State lawmakers will convene to begin budget and policy deliberations and funding for student financial aid will be a critical part of those discussions. Nearly 1,000 CSB and SJU students received a Minnesota State Grant this year. This is an opportunity to show lawmakers how important these decisions are to college students. 

Tuesday, March 20th

5th Annual McCarthy Residency Keynote: "The Experiences of a Humanitarian Crusader in a Chaotic World"

Where: Quad 264     When: 7:30 p.m.

The McCarthy Center is proud to once again present our annual McCarthy Scholar in Residency running from Monday, March 19th - Thursday March 22nd, 2012. This year we are fortunate enough to have SJU Alum John Chromy as our distinguished resident. Mr. Chromy is currently serving as the Vice President of the Cooperating Housing Foundation International. He will be giving a talk to students and faculty on his work with CHF and the global issues he has encountered in his time there.

Monday, March 19th

Annual McCarthy Residency Student Debate "Resolution: Global financial markets are nothing more than the world's largest casino"

Where: Alumni Lounge, SJU     When: 7:30 p.m.

Given the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis it becomes clear that the international financial market and its operations have a profound impact on the domestic economy. In this debate students will use research to debate whether or not global financial markets are beneficial or a gamble.

Thursday, March 15th

Politics & a Pint; "Eurozone Crisis"

Where: Brother Willie's Pub     When: 4:30 p.m.

Similar to the rest of the world, European Union is facing challenging economic conditions. Our conversation will explore what is unique about the EU's state of affairs and why Americans should care about the conflicts in Greece, Itlay, and the rest of the Eurozone. Students who studied abroad in Europe in the fall of 2011 will contribute to the discussion by relating their first-hand accounts what they experienced.

Monday, March 13

Film Showing, "Hot Coffee"

Where: Gorecki 204    When: 6:30 p.m.

Attorneys Mike Hall and Mike Bryant are cosponsoring a St. Cloud area showing of the documentary "Hot Coffee". The film examines the impact of tort reform on the United States judicial system. The film premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival.

Thursday, February 23rd

Politics & a Pint: Mitch Pearlstein "From Family Collapse to America's Decline"

Where: Brother Willie's Pub    When: 4:30 p.m.

In this P&P we are joined by Mitch Pearlstein, the Founder and President of The Center for the American Experiment, a public poilcy think tank in Minneapolis. Mr. Pearlstein will be discussing his new book "From Family Collapse to America's Decline" which ties higher rates of family fragmentation to the public poicy issues of education and crime.

February 15th - 16th

The Mark Kennedy Frontiers of Freedom Lecture Series with Steve Yurek

An SJU Alum, Steve Yurek will be on campus as part of Mark Kennedy's "Frontiers in Freedom" Lecture Series. Mr. Yurek has been Chief Executive Officer and President at The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Regrigeration Institute (AHRI) 2007. Mr. Yurek also has been Director-at-large at American National Standards Institute since January 1, 2009. As part of his "mini-residentcy" Mr. Yurek has generously offered his time to guest-teach in various classes and will be giving his keynote address on Thursday, February 16 at 7:00pm in Gorecki 204.

Thursday, January 26th

Politics & a Pint: "Drinking Laws"

Where: Brother Willie's Pub, SJU    When: 4:30 p.m.

This P&P discussion looks into a topic that is especially hot on college campuses - drinking age. Why is the drinking age 21? What legal framework is behind drinking laws? How do drinking laws affect the prevalence of binge drinking? How does the US compare to other countries? Come and leave as you please. Pizza, pop, and pints (for those of you who are 21) are all available. We hope to see you there!

Tuesday, January 24th

"State of the Union Viewing Party"

Where: Brother Willie's Pub, SJU    When: 7:45 p.m.

Join the McCarthy Center as we tune in for the President's Annual "State of the Union" address! We had a great turnout last year and we hope to do so again. Stick around or just stop in, either way it promises to be a blast!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Politics & a Pint: "Debt and Deficit Spending: What do we do?"

Where: Brother Willie's Pub (SJU)     When: 12/8/11 - 4:30 PM

The national and Minnesota debt and deficits havee been some of the most hotly debated issues in politics, and will likely be contested for years to come. This event featured economics professor Dr. Louis Johnston and Minnesota Representative Larry Hosch (DFL) that critically examined national and state debt and deficit spending.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

6th Annual "Polidazzle"

 Where: M Street Cafe at the St. Paul Hotel       When: 12/1/11   5:30 - 7:30 PM

Polidazzle is a McCarthy Center networking event for CSB/SJU students, alumni/ae, 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. The gathering offers an excellent opportunity for current students to meet alumnae/i who are active in civic and political life as professionals or volunteers. Feel free to invite other alums you know. This is an open house reception with complimentary drinks and abudant hors d'oeuvres.

 Thursday, November 17, 2011

Politics & a Pint: "Scholarships and Internships"

 Where: Brother Willie's Pub (SJU)    When: 11/17/11 - 4:30 PM

This event will provide a platform for prospective program participants of the Jackson Fellows and Washington, D.C. Summer Study Program - as well as all interested students and faculty - to discover the inspiring experiences of past participants. Interaction will be at a more personal level. Past participants will be providing informal presentations on the work that they have accomplished, and will have the opportunity to explain the specifics of their summer experience.

 November 2 - 5, 2011

Student Conference on United States Affairs - "SCUSA at 63"

 Where: West Point, NY     When: 11/2 - 11/5 

The McCarthy Center selects and sponsors all expenses for one CSB student and one SJU student to attend this conference. SCUSA is designed to provide a premier educational experience for student delegates offering the opportunity to interact both individually and in group settings with foreign policy experts and to learn from each other. The goal is that when delegates depart West Point, they do so with a greater understanding of the complexities surrounding foreign policy development. In addition, the conference provides an outstanding forum for the development of networking relations that will prove to be invaluable for many years to come.

 Thursday, October 27, 2011

 Edward L. Henry Celebration

This celebration will honor the gift from Dan and Katharine Whalen creating the Edward L. Henry Professorship. Also being recognized is the work of Dr. Matthew Lindstrom, the Edward L. Henry Professor of Political Science, and Christian Knox, a rising senior who archived Henry's papers and other memorabilia.

 Saturday, October 22, 2011

 Minnesota - China Business Opportunity Conference

MCBOC is an annual business conference that provides a platform for learning and building cross-cultural relationships between students, professors, and professional in Minnesota and China. The on-day conference features six sessions focusing on business practices, networking, and opportunities. The day concludes with a career panel for students. The McCarthy Center is co-sponsoring this event.

 Thursday, October 20, 2011

 Politics & a Pint: "Minnesota and Congressional Redistricting"

Where: Brother Willie's Pub (SJU)      When: 10/20/11 - 4:30 PM

Every ten years with the new data from the census, changes must be made to the districts across Minnesota and the country to reflect the population migrations. Come learn more about the process of re-drawing district lines and how political parties can win/lose from the redistricting process.

 Wednesday, October 12, 2011

 27th Annual Conference on Policy Analysis

Where: University of Minnesota     When: 10/12/11

The conference provides an opportunity for analysts and plicy makers to explore timely topics that reflect the importance of analysis in creating partnerships and formulating public policy decisions in government. The topic of this year's conference is "Defining the Public Good: What is the Role of Government in Minnesota?" The event will take place at the Continuing Education and Conference Center, on the Saint Paul campus of the University of Minnesota. The McCarthy Center will pay students' admission.

 Wednesday, September 28, 2011

 Eugene J. McCarthy Lecture with Mark Shields

"Conscience & Courage in Public Life"

Where: Stephen B. Humphrey Theater (SJU)     When: 9/28/11 - 7:30 PM

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

 Saturday, September 24, 2011

 Homecoming: Tent on the Tundra

Where: Tundra (SJU)    When: 9/24/11 - 3:30 PM

If you are attending the SJU 2011 Homecoming football game, visit the McCarthy Center Hospitality Tent after the Johnnies win. You can visit with other CSB/SJU grads, staff, and professors and enjoy free food and refreshments. Learn more about the McCarthy Center and enter to win door prizes! Professor Emeritus Joe Farry will be in attendance.

 Thursday, September 22, 2011

 Politics & a Pint "Life and Legacy of Eugene McCarthy"

Where: Brother Willie's Pub, SJU     When: 9/22/11 - 4:30 PM

Learn more about Eugene McCarthy's life and his involvement in United States politics. We will be showing clips of a documentary about McCarthy and will hear from panelists about his mark on the U.S. as well as Saint John's. Panelists include History Professor Ken Jones, Professor Emeritus Joe Farry, and SJU Archivist Peggy Roske.

 Where: Br. Willie's Pub, SJU When: 4/14/11 - 4:30 PM
Exploration of the current state of public education in the US and how it is affecting our children.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Day at the Capitol

Where: State Capitol, Saint Paul, MN            When: 3/31/2011

Join other students from Minnesota's private colleges for a day of interaction with your state representatives at the Capitol in St. Paul. This day goes beyond the fifth grade field trip and allows you to meet face-to-face with the lawmakers who represent you in the Minnesota State and House of Representatives. The day will include presentations by Senate and House leadership as well as CSB-SJU alums who work as lobbyists, legislative aids, lawmakers and in other areas of state government. Contact Jon McGee. 

 Lunch and Learn with Kathleen Hall Jamieson

Where: Quad 264, SJU       When: 3/30/2011-11:30

 Tuesday, March 29, 2011

 McCarthy Residency public lecture with Kathleen Hall Jamieson

"How the New Media Are Affecting Us and Our Politics"

Where: Gorecki Center 204A, CSB     When: 3/29/11 - 7:30 PM

 Monday, March 28, 2011

McCarthy Residency, Student Debate with Moderator, Kathleen Hall Jamieson

 Where: Quad 264, SJU     When: 3/28/11 - 7:30 PM

Two teams will be formed. Dr. Christi Siver, Assistant Professor of Political Science and Coordinator of the newly formed CSB/SJU Debate team will coach one side and Dr. Terry Check of the Communication Department will coach the other.  The proposition to be debated will be related to the effect, good or bad, of new forms of technology (internet, cable news, social networking) on democracy and civic engagement.

 Monday, March 28, 2011 - Wednesday, March 30, 2011

 4thAnnual Eugene J. McCarthy Residency with Kathleen Hall Jamieson

"The Effect of New Forms of Media on Civic Engagement and Democracy" 

Where: McCarthy Center (Simons 136, SJU)     When: 3/28/11 - 3/30/11

Kathleen Hall Jamieson is a nationally-recognized specialist on political communication, political advertising, and political campaigns. She is the Elizabeth Ware Packard Professor of Communication at the Annenberg School for Communication and Walter and Leonore Annenberg Director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania. She is also the Director of FactCheck.org, which examines the factual truth or falsity of claims made in political campaigns.  She is a 1964 graduate of St. Benedict's High School (located in what is now the HAB Building on the CSB campus). She worked on Eugene McCarthy's 1968 presidential campaign, and interviewed him for her book Packaging the Presidency. She gave the College of St. Benedict Commencement Address in 2003.  Dr. Jamieson has authored or co-authored 16 books, and her most recent work is The Obama Victory: How Media, Money, and Messages Shaped the 2008 Election.  Dr. Jamieson has received numerous teaching and writing awards throughout her career.

 Tuesday, March 22, 2011

 Celebrating Benedict, "Faith and Public Service"

Where:  Stephen B. Humphrey Theater (SJU)   When: 3/22/11 - 8:00 PM 

Panelists Elizabeth Hayden, '68, retired Minnesota judge; Jeffrey Korsmo, '80, Mayo Clinic; Denis McDonough, '92, National Security Council (invited); and Eric LeCompte, '99, Jubilee USA, talk about the Benedictine effect on their careers in public service.  The panel will be moderated by E. J. Dionne, inaugural McCarthy Center speaker, 2007. This event is sponsored by the Benedictine Institute in cooperation with the McCarthy Center for Public Policy and Civic Engagement.

 Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Politics & a Pint: "The Tea Party Movement: A New Form of Civic Engagement?"

The recently-founded Tea Party Movement energized conservative voters in the 2010 elections and vows that it is "here to stay." Tea Party activists see their movement as the resurrection of grassroots democracy against an out-of-control federal government. The movements' critics see it not as positive civic engagement but as cultivating a negative climate of suspicion and distrust. This panel will examine how the Tea Party organizes and mobilizes supporters and compare it with other forms of civic engagement. Panelists: Dan Proft, WLS-AM 890 (Chicago) talk show host and political commentator, and Claire Haeg, CSB/SJU Political Science Department and specialist on neo-populist political movements. This event is co-sponsored by Students Fostering Conservative Thought.

 Friday, March 4, 2011

 Healthcare Politics in Congress- HR-3: "No Taxpayer Funding For Abortion Act"

A  bill recently introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives, HR-3, would prohibit all federal funds, tax credits, or tax deductions to all public or private insurance policies that include abortion coverage, except in the case of "forcible rape" or to save the life of the mother.

This panel will examine the political and ethical dimensions of the legislation, and invite commentary from all points of view.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Politics & a Pint: "Burma, Democracy, and Military Rule"

 Where: Brother Willie's Pub, SJU    When: 2/24/11 - 4:30 PM

 Burma (also called Myanmar) is a south Asia nation with a long history and a troubled present, ruled by a closed and secretive military regime that battles against the nation's democracy movement. Hundreds of thousands of Burmese citizens have become refugees in recent years. In this panel some Burmese refugees connected with the CSB/SJU community will tell their story. The event will be moderated by Dr. Christi Siver, Assistant Professor of Political Science.

 Friday, February 25, 2011 

Third Annual Celebration of John Brandl and His Quest for Common Ground

Where: Humphrey Center, Minneapolis        When: 2/21/2011-5:00 PM

Celebrate the life and service of John Brandl who served as an associate professor, director of the School of Public Affairs, and was later dean of the Humphrey School at the University of Minnesota. John Brandl served 12 years as a member of the Minnesota Legislature, on the Minnesota House of Representatives and later represented south Minneapolis in the Minnesota Senate. This year marks the centennial of Hubert H. Humphrey's birth and the centennial of Ronald Regan's birth.

Frank Sullivan, Indiana Supreme Court Justice: "Running to be Fair and Impartial: Are Judges Free to Make Campaign Promises?"

 Most state court judges secure their positions by campaigning for office.  Some state codes of judicial ethics have restricted judicial candidates from making campaign promises. But recent court decisions have struck down some of these codes as violations of judicial candidates' First Amendment free-speech rights. This has led to further litigation and a call for stricter rules on when judges must abstain from participating in cases.  Justice Frank Sullivan, Jr. of the Indiana Supreme Court will examine these developments from both legal and political perspectives.  Frank Sullivan, Jr. has served on the Indiana Supreme Court since 1993. He is the recipient of several awards for advancing opportunities for minority lawyers in the legal profession, and is a frequent participant in legal education activities.

Politics & a Pint: "Your Taxes & Sports Stadiums: The Minnesota Vikings"  

 The Minnesota Twins recently built a new, publicly-financed stadium. Should the Minnesota Vikings get one also? Who benefits and who pays? Joe Friedrich, Professor Emeritus of Economics at CSB/SJU, will discuss the economics of the proposed new Vikings Stadium.