DWU plans 100th birthday celebration of Sen. George McGovern
MITCHELL, S.D. – Dakota Wesleyan University is planning a day-long celebration to honor the 100th anniversary of Senator George McGovern’s birth. 2022 is also the 50th year since the senator ran his historic presidential campaign in 1972 and the 10th anniversary of his death in 2012.
The event will be held Thursday, Sept. 22 beginning at 10 a.m. and concluding with a banquet at 6:30 pm. The public is invited to participate in a variety of scheduled events.
Chair of the event and director of the McGovern Center Dr. Joel Allen spoke about the celebration.
“We hope to welcome roughly 100 people from off campus to celebrate the life and legacy of Sen. George McGovern as we celebrate his 100th, birthday, the 50 years since the ’72 campaign and the ten years since George’s passing. 100/50/10 are important milestones to be recognized all at once.”