McGovern Center Events

Speaker Series
One of the major working goals of the McGovern Center has been to plan and organize a new speaker’s series funded by a grant from NetVue. The purpose of this is to develop, within our general education program, students' understanding of civic responsibility and the common good in order to nurture qualities that result in the flourishing of the communities in which they live. Some of the provisional themes under this banner are ethical leadership, social justice, racial healing and citizen engagement. See upcoming McGovern Center events


McGovern Day

On September 22, 2022, the McGovern Center and Dakota Wesleyan University will host a day-long event to commemorate the 100 years since McGovern’s birth and the 50th year since the 1972 election. 

McGovern speaking to an audience

McGovern biographer Thomas Knock, author of "The Rise of a Prairie Statesman: The Life and Times of George McGovern" and the forthcoming Volume 2. 

McGovern Day will also include: 

  • Panel discussions
  • Reminiscing by those who knew and worked with the late senator 
  • Special guests from across the political spectrum 
  • Campaign insights 

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