Corps Day – The Citadel Today https://today.citadel.edu Mon, 30 Mar 2020 13:46:55 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.5.5 https://today.citadel.edu/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Citadel-Favion-new-150x150.png Corps Day – The Citadel Today https://today.citadel.edu 32 32 144096890 Top principled leaders honored with Palmetto Awards, despite closure due to COVID-19 https://today.citadel.edu/top-principled-leaders-honored-with-palmetto-awards-despite-closure-due-to-covid-19/ https://today.citadel.edu/top-principled-leaders-honored-with-palmetto-awards-despite-closure-due-to-covid-19/#comments Fri, 27 Mar 2020 22:52:29 +0000 https://today.citadel.edu/?p=15162 The Palmetto Medal Award, one of the highest awards presented by The Citadel, would normally be presented during the 2020 Corps Day Weekend.]]>

Photo: Awards parade during Corps Day Weekend 2019

The Palmetto Medal Award, one of the highest awards presented by The Citadel, would normally be presented at the military review parade during the 2020 Corps Day Weekend. Due to COVID-19, all Corps Day activities on campus were canceled. However, The Citadel believes it is still important to recognize this year’s awardees who embody the college’s definition of principled leaders.

Below are the three leaders who would have been recognized during the parade that was scheduled for March 26.

Theodore A. Hargrove

Theodore A. Hargrove III is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, an attorney and a devoted Citadel alumnus. A 1971 graduate of The Citadel, Hargrove served for four years in the U.S. Air Force as a judge advocate general. He is currently in private practice in San Angelo, Texas, where he specializes in criminal defense and family law.

Hargrove has served on the State Bar of Texas Family Law Council and the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association as well as the State Bar Grievance Committee. In 2014, he was elected district director of The Citadel Alumni Association Board for Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas, and in 2016 he was named Outstanding District Director.

Hargrove currently serves on The Citadel Alumni Association Board of Directors and as the chair of the Ring Committee. He is a member of The Citadel Foundation’s Mark Clark Society and Citadel Legacy Society for his loyalty and generous financial support of the college. Additionally, he has personally paid one cadet’s tuition and helped raise funds to support another cadet during her senior year. At the 316th training squadron at Goodfellow Air Force Base, where. Hargrove is an honorary commander, he welcomes young Citadel graduates who have been stationed there to life in Concho County, Texas.

For his loyalty and devotion to his alma mater and his generosity of spirit, The Citadel Board of Visitors is proud to award Theodore Hargrove the 2020 Palmetto Medal.

Olivia D. Jones

Olivia Jones

Cadet Captain Olivia Donetta Jones is an all-star cadet. A member of the Honors Program and a Gold Star recipient for academic excellence, she is the Papa Company commander. As a junior she was named regimental academic NCO, an inaugural position she earned for her leadership skills. In that position she excelled, carving out a carefully defined role for future cadets who succeed her.

Jones is a political science major with a 3.94 GPA. A curious intellectual, she traveled to the Arctic to conduct research with the Biology Department on the impact of chemicals on the natural environment. She has been active in several programs, including The Citadel in D.C. and the Fund for American Studies.

Jones excels in all of her endeavors, but it is in her work with others where she stands apart. As a No Kid Hungry intern with the Lowcountry Food Bank, she set up food service sites for children in low-income, rural areas. During an alternative winter break with Americana World Community Center, she served immigrant and refugee populations in Kentucky.

For her compassionate leadership and selfless service, The Citadel Board of Visitors is proud to award Cadet Olivia Jones the 2020 Palmetto Medal.

Richard B. Snyder

Richard Snyder

Cadet Colonel Richard Benjamin Snyder, the 2020 regimental commander, is a selfless leader and a scholar who has excelled in all dimensions of cadet life.

Snyder is a business major and a U.S. Army-contract cadet who will commission as a second lieutenant when he graduates in May.

From squad sergeant to regimental commander,  Snyder has excelled in positions of increasing rank and responsibility. As the regimental commander, he is the highest-ranking cadet and the leader of the 2400-cadet Corps. In that capacity, he is focused on cadet morale and welfare, and he has worked with the commandant to improve the culture and climate of respect in the Corps of Cadets.

Snyder is a role model and an inspiration to the Corps. Under his leadership, the door to the regimental commander’s room is always open, offering an invitation to those he serves to drop in and hang out or to seek his counsel. He has also worked to implement initiatives such as the freshman and sophomore leadership reaction courses.

For his principled leadership and commitment to excellence, The Citadel Board of Visitors is proud to award Cadet Ben Snyder the 2020 Palmetto Medal.

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In case you missed it: Team Eubanks edges Team Rainey in ‘most fun’ Citadel spring game https://today.citadel.edu/in-case-you-missed-it-team-eubanks-edges-team-rainey-in-most-fun-citadel-spring-game/ https://today.citadel.edu/in-case-you-missed-it-team-eubanks-edges-team-rainey-in-most-fun-citadel-spring-game/#comments Thu, 26 Mar 2020 23:04:09 +0000 https://today.citadel.edu/?p=15231 Early in March, before the campus was closed due to COVID-19, The Citadel held its annual Blue-White spring football game on Summerall Field.]]>

As seen in The Post and Courier, by Jeff Hartsell

On a failed fourth-down attempt, Brandon Rainey smashed a clipboard across his knee.

“Coaching is stressful,” The Citadel’s starting quarterback said as he clutched the broken clipboard after the Bulldogs’ spring football game on Saturday.

Rainey and linebacker Willie Eubanks learned a little about those stresses as they served as the head coaches of the Navy and White teams for the game, held on the parade deck in the center of the military school’s campus.

Eubanks’ White team edged Rainey’s Navy team by 13-12 in a game played under XFL rules. Citadel fans sat up chairs around Summerall Field to watch the game, and head coach Brent Thompson played sideline reporter, interviewing Eubanks at halftime. The XFL even sent a representative to observe the unique format.

“Most fun I’ve ever had during a spring game,” Thompson told the team afterward.

Rainey and Eubanks, the Southern Conference defensive player of the year, were among eight starters who did not play in the game, along with their fellow player-coaches, receiver Raleigh Webb and tackle Prince Howard-Whitaker. But that left plenty of snaps for the other players on each of the two 36-man teams.

“It was good to see our younger guys play extremely hard and have fun out there,” Thompson said. “Being able to get our younger guys this many reps, we needed every single body out there on both sides of the ball. So those guys were getting valuable reps that will be important in the fall.”

Among those younger players was redshirt freshman quarterback Cooper Wallace, who led Team Eubanks to the come-from-behind win.

The 5-10, 195-pound Wallace broke several tackles during a 24-yard touchdown run to tie the game at 6-6, then led a 66-yard drive for the winning TD. Wallace scrambled for 20 yards on third and 15, then scored from three yards out for a 12-6 lead with 3:20 left in the game.

Team Rainey mounted a comeback behind quarterback Jaylan Adams, a redshirt sophomore who was moved over from defensive back this spring. Adams hit slotback Dante Smith for a long pass, then broke free for a 32-yard TD run with 45 seconds left to pull his team to within 13-12.

Using XFL rules for extra points, Team Rainey opted for a 2-point try from the 5-yard line. Adams dropped to pass, but linebacker Anthony Britton blitzed up the middle on for a game-clinching sack.

Team Rainey’s first TD came after a fumble by Team Eubanks deep in its own territory. Adams executed a neat fake and kept the ball for an 8-yard score and a 6-0 lead.

Fullback Clay Harris was effective up the middle for Team Eubanks, and slotback Darique Hampton, from Goose Creek High School, took an option pitch 29 yards to set up Wallace’s first TD. Junior defensive lineman Bradley Peery (6-5, 300) also caught Thompson’s eye.

“Our defense was able to make some big plays, and Brad Peery was in the backfield a lot of the day,” Thompson said. “But Clay ran very hard, and so did Cooper Wallace. I thought Coop was the difference for the white team, but Jaylan made it interesting at the end.”

The last word belonged to the winning coach, whose team earned the right to skip a morning workout this summer, according to Thompson.

“Coaching is very challenging,” Eubanks said. “It’s different from being a player. As a player, your emotions are really in it, trying to get a win. It’s the same for a coach, but different emotions. I wish I could have played.”

Among other starters held out were defensive tackle Dalton Owens and linebacker Marquise Blount. Receiver Ryan McCarthy and defensive back Lane Botkin missed spring practice this year while playing with the baseball team.

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Upcoming News from The Citadel – March 2020 https://today.citadel.edu/upcoming-news-from-the-citadel-march-2020/ Fri, 21 Feb 2020 22:21:21 +0000 https://today.citadel.edu/?p=14030 A look at some of the events happening in and around The Citadel’s campus, including the Symposium on Southern Politics, Corps Day, Recognition Day and more.]]>

Massing of the Colors

Sunday, March 1
3 p.m.
Summerall Chapel
Free, open to the public

On the first Sunday of the month at 3 p.m., the local chapter of the Military Order of the World Wars (MOWW) will hold the Massing of the Colors in Summerall Chapel, on The Citadel’s campus.

It’s a patriotic ceremony, held to help attendees rededicate themselves to their faith in the colors of the United States and other participating organizations, as well as to pay tribute to the service personnel those colors represent.

MOWW chapters conduct Massing of the Colors throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. These ceremonies usually involve color guard units from a variety of military, public and private institutions.

The Society of the Massing of the Colors first held a patriotic ceremony on Armistice Day in 1922. MOWW inherited the responsibility for conducting this event across the country in 1927 when the original sponsoring Society faded away.

The Citadel Symposium on Southern Politics

Thursday, March 5 and Friday, March 6
8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Mark Clark Hall, The Citadel campus
$50-$100 registration, open to the public

Just in time for election season, the Department of Political Science will host The Citadel Symposium on Southern Politics. It’s the largest and most comprehensive conference for the presentation and discussion of scholarly research on the contemporary politics of a specific region in the country.

The election roundtable discussion from The Citadel Symposium on Southern Politics 2018

The symposium will span two days; it will start on Thursday, March 5 from 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. and last until Friday, March 6 from 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. The panel discussions will be held in the Greater Issues Room and Room 228 in Mark Clark Hall, on The Citadel’s campus.

Topics include:

  • Race, Gender, and Society in the South
  • Realignment in Southern States
  • The South in Congress
  • State Elections
  • Contemporary Issues in Southern Politics
  • Environmental, Economic, and Religion in the South
  • Partisanship and Migration in the South
  • Public Policy
  • Regionalism and Voting Behavior
  • Southern Elections in the 2010s
  • Roundtable on the 2020 Elections

The Symposium has been held biennially, in even-numbered years, on the campus of The Citadel since 1978. Since the first conference, political scholars from around the world have presented research relevant to political trends in the southern United States.

Registration is $100 for faculty and $50 for undergraduate or graduate students. Registration includes lunch on Thursday and Friday. For more information on the symposium click here.

Public lecture: “Murderous Daughters as ‘Exemplary Women’: Filial Piety, Revenge, and Heroism in Early Modern and Modern Japan”

Thursday, March 5
6:45 – 8 p.m.
101 Duckett Hall, The Citadel campus
Free, open to the public

On Thursday, March 5, at 6:45 p.m., Professor Marcia Yonemoto of the University of Colorado, Boulder, will present a public lecture entitled “Murderous Daughters as ‘Exemplary Women’: Filial Piety, Revenge, and Heroism in Early Modern and Modern Japan.”

Professor Yonemoto is one of America’s leading authorities on Tokugawa early modern Japan. She is the author of Mapping Early Modern Japan: Space, Place, and Culture in the Tokugawa Period (1603-1868), The Problem of Women in Early Modern Japan, and the co-editor of What is a Family: Answers from Early Modern Japan.

The Citadel Cadet Chorale spring tour

Friday, March 6 – Sunday, March 8
Various times and locations
Free, open to the public

The Citadel Cadet Chorale is an auditioned choral ensemble, and is comprised of 18 cadets who come from a variety of backgrounds and areas of study.

The Citadel Cadet Chorale after a Feb. 2020 performance

Their spring 2020 tour will include something for everyone to enjoy, including: Mozart’s “Ave Verum Corpus” and audience favorites “Down In The River To Pray” and “The Prayer.”

The Citadel Cadet Chorale’s tour will include:

For more information on The Citadel Cadet Chorale, click here.

Biloxi Blues performance directed by noted film coach and Citadel alumnus, Bob Luke

Friday, March 20 and Saturday, March 21
7:30 p.m.
Mark Clark Hall, The Citadel campus
Ticket prices vary, open to the public

Directed by acclaimed on-set Hollywood film coach Bob Luke, Citadel Class of 1976, Biloxi Blues is a full-scale production of South of Broadway Theatre Company (SOBTC) in partnership with The Citadel Fine Arts Program

In this adaptation of Neil Simon’s classic coming-of-age play, Biloxi Blues tells the story of young Army recruit Eugene Morris Jerome as he travels from Brooklyn to Biloxi, Mississippi for boot camp during World War II.  On his quest to find love, achieve fame and attain his manhood, Eugene is joined by a diverse band of questionably-talented recruits, an old-school drill instructor, an enterprising prostitute and a local sweetheart. 

General admission tickets are $30; student tickets are $20.

In addition, to launch the partnership with SOBTC, Citadel president Gen. and Mrs. Walters will host an opening night VIP reception at 5 p.m. on Friday, March 20 at Quarters One, their campus home. Director Bob Luke and alumni cast members from the 1988 Citadel production of Biloxi Blues will be among the honored guests. The $50 ticket includes the reception and reserved seating at the show that night.

To purchase tickets, click here.

Gold Star Journal Academic Conference

Tuesday, March 24
6 – 8:30 p.m.
Buyer Auditorium in Mark Clark Hall, The Citadel campus
Free, open to the media

The Citadel’s premier scholarly publication, the Gold Star Journal, will celebrate its fifth anniversary conference on Tuesday, March 24.

Editors of the 2019-2020 Gold Star Journal, with advisor Suzanne Mabrouk, Ph.D.

The conference will include dinner, presentations, awards, a journal signing and cake cutting. Free copies of the journal will be available for signing.

The featured speakers will be the published authors from the 2020 Gold Star Journal. Papers published in this year’s edition include:

  • “Wisdom of the Crowd at The Citadel,” by Matthew Blair, Mathematics and Computer Science major
  • “Defining the Gap between Reality and the Fantastic in E.T.A. Hoffman’s Romantic Literature,” by Kennedy Fravel, Biology major
  • “Antarctica:  Continued Cooperation?” by Grant Speer, Political Science major
  • “Ethics of Artificial Intelligence,” by Elizabeth Spoehel, Mathematics and Computer Science major
  • “American Nuclear Energy in the 21st Century,” by Luke Timmerman, Mechanical Engineering major
  • “Human Trafficking: A Major Issue for the US,” by Mark Vowels, Intelligence and Security Studies major
  • “Identifying the Impacts due to the Correlation between Charleston’s Crime Rate and Gentrification,” by Harrison Wedgeworth, English and French major

Renowned nonfiction author Jason Ryan will also be a featured speaker. He will discuss the thrills of investigatory research, the importance of narrative storytelling and the crucial roles several Citadel alumni played in South Carolina’s famous drug smuggling case, Operation Jackpot.

Ryan is the author of:

The Friends of the Daniel Library and The Gold Star Journal are co-sponsoring this event. This year’s edition features eight cross-disciplinary papers written by some of The Citadel’s best and brightest undergraduate and graduate students, with many photographs taken by students.

Members of The Citadel community can register here.

13th Annual Principled Leadership Symposium: Leadership in a Divided World

March 25 – 27
The Citadel campus
Registration required; open to the media

The Principled Leadership Symposium brings together the South Carolina Corps of Cadets, Citadel graduate students and around 70 college student delegates from regional institutions, senior military colleges and the federal service academies. Faculty, alumni and special guests will also attend.

Principled Leadership Symposium 2019

The symposium, planned by the college’s Krause Center for Leadership and Ethics features leadership learning opportunities through distinguished leader panels presented by The Citadel’s five schools, presentations by notable speakers, and high-impact presentations by cadets and students on their research, civic engagement, and international education experiences.

For more information on the speakers, or to registration for the event, click here.

The Citadel Academy of Science and Mathematics Awards Banquet

Thursday, March 26
5:30 – 9 p.m.
Trident Technical College, 7000 Rivers Ave., North Charleston
$100 per ticket, open to media

The Swain Family School of Science and Mathematics is hosting the 13th Annual Citadel Academy of Science and Mathematics Awards Banquet on March 26 at Trident Technical College. The banquet honors the academic accomplishments of exceptional cadets and students, outstanding faculty and distinguished alumni.

Alumni and faculty to be honored at this year’s banquet will include:

CASM Distinguished Alumni Award:

Distinguished Faculty Award:

Early Career Faculty Award:

The goal of The Citadel Academy of Science and Mathematics is to foster an enhanced awareness of the science and mathematics mission of The Citadel and pride in the work undertaken by cadets, students and faculty.

Tickets to the banquet, which includes dinner and an open bar, are $100 and can be purchased by clicking here.

Corps Day and Recognition Day

Friday, March 27 and Saturday, March 28
The Citadel campus and Marion Square
Select events are open to the public

Celebrations for the 177th birthday of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets and Recognition Day will be held on the same weekend again this year. 

Recognition Day is when freshmen cadet candidates are officially recognized as members of the Corps of Cadets after months of rigorous training exercises.

Cadets participating in the Gauntlet during Recognition Day 2019

That process begins with what is known as The Gauntlet on Friday, March 27, and culminates with a march to Marion Square and the iconic Freshmen Oath Renewal Ceremony on Saturday, March 28. It is one of the most important events in the life of a cadet.

Corps Day is the birthday of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets, and is one of the most highly attended weekends at The Citadel. Attractions include dress parades, awards presentations, special cadet performances and athletic events.

For a full schedule of events, click here.

2020 Math Jeopardy

Tuesday, March 31
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Grimsley 117, The Citadel campus
Free, open to the public

It’s just like the TV show “Jeopardy!” except all the clues are math problems.

The Citadel Math Jeopardy contest will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 31 in 117 Grimsley Hall, on the college’s campus. Topics for the contest include things like “Astounding Areas,” “Dazzling Derivatives,” “Approachable Limits” and more.

The competition will be broken down into two separate rounds, with an awards ceremony after the competition.

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Three major events in one weekend highlight the spirit of The Citadel https://today.citadel.edu/major-events-citadel-march-2019/ Mon, 28 Jan 2019 20:10:45 +0000 https://today.citadel.edu/?p=5772 Citadel Recognition Day 2018 Oath CeremonyCitadel Recognition Day 2018 Oath CeremonyThe leadership symposium, Corps Day and Recognition Day come together in one momentous March weekend Every spring, three of the most important events at The Citadel all happen in the]]> Citadel Recognition Day 2018 Oath CeremonyCitadel Recognition Day 2018 Oath Ceremony

The leadership symposium, Corps Day and Recognition Day come together in one momentous March weekend

Every spring, three of the most important events at The Citadel all happen in the same weekend. The 12th Annual Principled Leadership Symposium, Corps Day and Recognition day for The Citadel Class of 2022 will all take place March 27 – 30.

12th Annual Principled Leadership Symposium: Empowering Others and Building Bridges
March 27 – 29

Click to view slideshow.

The Principled Leadership Symposium brings together the South Carolina Corps of Cadets, Citadel graduate students, around 70 college student delegates from regional institutions of higher learning, senior military colleges and the federal service academies, faculty, staff, alumni and other special guests. The symposium will run from Wed., March 27 – Fri. March 29. The 2019 theme is Empowering Others and Building Bridges.

The symposium, planned by the college’s Krause Center for Leadership and Ethics features leadership learning opportunities through distinguished leader panels presented by The Citadel’s five schools, presentations by notable speakers, and high-impact presentations by cadets and students on their research, civic engagement, and international education experiences.

Speakers this year include:

  • John Tecklenburg, mayor of The City of Charleston
  • Michael B. Moore, president and CEO of the International African American Museum
  • Master Chief Special Warfare Operator (SEAL) Britt Slabinski, U.S. Navy (Retired), Medal of Honor recipient
  • Rear Admiral Margaret Kibben , U.S. Navy (Retired), 26th chief of chaplains
  • Brian Hicks, columnist and author of In Darkest Carolina, the story of Judge Waits Waring and the effort to desegregate public schools in America

Registration for the symposium can be found by clicking here.

Corps Day and Recognition Day:
March 29 – 30

Celebrations for the 176th birthday of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets will coincide with the same weekend as Recognition Day, when freshmen cadet candidates are officially recognized as members of the Corps of Cadets after meticulous training exercises. That process begins with what is known as The Gauntlet and culminates with a march to Marion Square and the iconic Freshmen Oath Renewal Ceremony.

Corps Day is one of the most highly attended events at the college and Recognition Day is one of the most important events in the life of a cadet. This year, Recognition Day will actually be separated into two days.

Events include:

Friday

5:15 p.m. The Gauntlet begins Summerall Field Open to Citadel community and media
6:30 p.m. Victory lap, recognition, battalion cookouts Campus, barracks Closed to public, open to media by request in advance

Saturday

8:30 – 10:30 a.m. Open barracks, pipe band performs in each barracks All five barracks Open to public and media
8:30 – 9 a.m. The Citadel Rifle Legion performance Summerall Field Open to public and media
9:30 – 10:15 a.m. Summerall guards perform, exchange of rifles, presentation of Anthony Griffin Sword and Club Award Summerall Field Open to public and media
11 a.m. Citadel Dress Parade, Palmetto Medals Presentation Summerall Field Open to public and media
12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Recognition Lunch with special guests Coward Hall Closed to public and media
2:30 p.m. March to Marion Square Downtown Charleston Open to public and media
2:45 p.m. The Citadel Story performed by the Regimental Band Marion Square Open to public and media
3:00 p.m. Class of 2022 Oath Renewal, includes Washington Light Infantry Key Exchange Marion Square / “Citadel Green” Open to public and media

Sunday Religious Services
March 31

Summerall Guard Exchange Rifles
Summerall Guard Exchange Rifles

The Recognition Day activities conclude Sunday, with a variety of optional religious services for cadets and their visitors, both on and off campus. For a complete list of options and contact information, click here.

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