McGovern Library and Center for Public Service and Leadership

October 2006 marked the dedication of the George and Eleanor McGovern Library and Center for Public Service and Leadership, housed at Dakota Wesleyan University, in Mitchell, South Dakota. The center bears the name of 1972 Democratic presidential hopeful and United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization Ambassador Senator George McGovern and his wife and fellow humanitarian activist, Eleanor.

The center's unique utility for the study of political communication is twofold: (1) the center's curricular focus on careers in public service and leadership and (2) the creation of the McGovern Legacy museum.

McGovern Center Director, Dakota Wesleyan University Professor Don Simmons, states that “what makes the Center unique is the emphasis on the study of the practical side of public service, not just the theoretical elements. Students are better ...

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