Upcoming News from The Citadel – The Citadel Today https://today.citadel.edu Thu, 05 May 2022 19:20:59 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8.4 https://today.citadel.edu/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Citadel-Favion-new-150x150.png Upcoming News from The Citadel – The Citadel Today https://today.citadel.edu 32 32 144096890 Upcoming News from The Citadel – May and summer 2022 https://today.citadel.edu/upcoming-news-from-the-citadel-may-and-summer-2022/ Fri, 29 Apr 2022 17:46:51 +0000 https://today.citadel.edu/?p=31859 The Long Gray Line parade for the Class of 2021The Long Gray Line parade for the Class of 2021A look at some of the events happening on campus, including commencement celebrations, registration for The Citadel Success Institute and more.]]> The Long Gray Line parade for the Class of 2021The Long Gray Line parade for the Class of 2021

Applications for The Citadel Success Institute

Incoming Citadel freshmen can register now for a program designed to help them succeed in their academics and fitness once they enter The Citadel’s 24/7 military lifestyle at the beginning of their fall semester.

The Citadel Success Institute (CSI) is an optional, 23-day program that gives future cadets an opportunity to earn college credit through core curriculum courses, learn and apply crucial academic skills, improve their fitness levels and receive guidance and mentoring from current Citadel cadets, faculty and staff. The goal is to help acclimate future cadets to the requirements and rigors of the college’s military setting.

There will be two sessions of CSI for future cadets to choose from: the first session runs from June 6 – July 1 and the second session will be July 5 – July 30.

Each session costs $3,500. There are a limited number of partial scholarships available for both sessions of CSI. All students will be considered based upon their FAFSA and a need basis.

Statistics show that freshmen participating in CSI are better prepared to succeed at The Citadel.

To register for either session, click here.

For more information, email csi@citadel.edu or call 843-953-5155.

Star of the West finals

Wednesday, May 4
9 a.m.
Summerall Field
Free, open to the public

Members of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets will compete to be recognized as this year’s best-drilled cadet at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, May 4.

The Star of the West competition, which began at The Citadel in 1886, is an annual event that recognizes and celebrates the precision required in military maneuvers and leadership positions in general.

The winner’s name will be engraved on the Star of the West monument on Summerall Field. The monument was raised in 1961, 100 years after Citadel cadets fired upon the Star of the West ship in the Civil War. The names of all Star of the West competition winners are inscribed on the monument.

Additionally, the winner will be awarded the Star of the West medal, which contains wood from the old ship, during the South Carolina Corps of Cadets awards convocation in on Thursday, May 5.

Awards Convocation ceremony

Thursday, May 5
10 a.m.
McAlister Field House
Free, open to the public

The Citadel will honor cadets, veterans and active duty military students for their leadership, service and academic excellence at 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 5. The annual awards convocation will be held in McAlister Field House.

More than 50 awards will be presented to cadets in recognition of their outstanding accomplishments in areas such as academic performance, leadership, outstanding performance in intramural competitions and more.

Baccalaureate Service and Carillon Concert

Thursday, May 5
2 p.m.
Summerall Chapel
Free, open to the public

The Citadel’s annual baccalaureate service will be held on May 2 at 2 p.m. in Summerall Chapel. The baccalaureate service is a multi-faith celebration honoring the graduating class.

Maj. Gen. Charles C. Baldwin, USAF (Ret.), former Chief of Chaplains for the United States Air Force, will be the guest speaker.

Prior to retiring in 2008, Baldwin was a member of the special staff of the Chief of Staff who advised on all matters pertaining to the religious and moral welfare of the Air Force. Additionally, he was responsible for establishing an effective total chaplain program to meet the religious needs of all members of the Air Force.

A 1969 graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, Chaplain Baldwin flew the EC-121, then later, the HH-53 as a rescue helicopter pilot. In January 1977, he earned a Master of Divinity degree from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, and was assigned to Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, as a Protestant chaplain. He later served in Sardinia, Italy, the academy’s cadet chapel, Saudi Arabia, and the Office of the Chief of Chaplains.

Pinning ceremony for nursing graduates

Thursday, May 5
3:30 p.m.
Summerall Chapel
Free, open to nursing graduates and their guests

The Citadel’s newest graduating class of from the Swain Department of Nursing will be symbolically welcomed into their new profession during a ceremony on Thursday, May 5.

The nursing graduates will be recognized at the pinning ceremony which will be held at 3:30 p.m. in Summerall Chapel.

Lt. Gen. Dorothy A. Hogg, USAF (Ret.), will address the graduates during the ceremony. Prior to retiring from military service, Hogg was the Surgeon General, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Pentagon and also served as the first Surgeon General of the U.S. Space Force. In those roles she served as advisor to the Secretary of the Air Force, the Air Force Chief of Staff, the Space Force Chief of Space Operations and the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs on matters pertaining to the medical aspects of the air expeditionary force and the health of Airmen and Guardians.

Commencement awards ceremony hosted by The Citadel Graduate College

Thursday, May 5
5:30 p.m. and 6:15 p.m.
Holliday Alumni Center
Free, open to CGC graduates and their guests

On Thursday, May 5, all graduate college, undergraduate transfer and veteran students are invited to celebrate their graduation and their fellow students’ academic accomplishments.

The awards ceremony will begin at 5:30 p.m. Award recipients will receive their awards and have their photographs taken with Gen. Glenn Walters, USMC (Ret.), ‘79.

It will be followed by a reception for all CGC graduates, which starts at 6:15 p.m., following the ceremony.

Joint Military Commissioning ceremony

Friday, May 6
9 a.m.
McAlister Field House
Free, open to the public (livestream available)

Nearly 200 of the U.S. military’s newest officers will be commissioned in a joint ceremony on Friday, May 6.

The ceremony will recognize Army, Air Force, Space Force, Navy and Marine Corps ROTC cadets.

Citadel cadets who will join the armed services after graduation will take their commissioning oaths during the ceremony. Approximately 30% of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets Class of 2022 will accept commissions into the military.

The commissioning cadets will be officially sworn in as officers during the South Carolina Corps of Cadets commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 4.

Brig. Gen. David Odom, USMC, ’91, will address the soon-to-be officers and their guests. Odom, a Hartsville, South Carolina native, is the Director, Expeditionary Warfare Division.

He has served as an infantry officer at all levels, including command of India Company, 3d Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment; 3d Battalion 8th Marine Regiment during Operation ENDURING FREEDOM; and 4th Marine Regiment in Okinawa, Japan. Additionally, Odom has served on staff at The Basic School; the Infantry Officer Course; the MAGTF Staff Training Program; and at III Marine Expeditionary Force.

Long Gray Line parade

Friday, May 6
3:45 p.m.
Summerall Field
Free, open to the public

More than 600 cadets will take part in the Long Gray Line parade on Friday, May 6. The Long Gray Line refers to the men and women who have graduated from the South Carolina Corps of Cadets and the unique ties that bind those that graduate to others who have come before, and all who will come after.

During the parade, the Class of 2022 Regimental Commander Kathryn Christmas will pass the sword and control of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets to Class of 2023 Regimental Commander Brandon Johnson.

Corps of Cadets Commencement ceremonies

Saturday, May 7
9 a.m.
McAlister Field House
Free, open to graduates and ticket-holding guests (livestream available)

More than 600 members of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets will receive their diplomas during the Class of 2022 commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 7.

The doors to McAlister Field House will open for guests at 7:30 a.m. For those on campus who do not have a ticket to attend the SCCC ceremony inside McAlister Field House, The Citadel will be broadcasting a livestream of the entire commencement event in Bond Hall, Room 165. Bond Hall can be located on the college’s virtual map, at position number 50.

For the security of all in attendance, only clear bags will be allowed inside the auditorium. Metal detection and scanning devices will be in place at the entrances.

Admiral James George Stavridis, USN (Ret.), 16th Supreme Allied Commander at NATO, 12th Dean of The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, and currently Vice Chairman, Global Affairs of the Carlyle Group, will serve as the speaker for the Corps of Cadets commencement.

For more information on attending or viewing the commencement livestream, click here.

The Citadel Graduate College Commencement ceremonies

Saturday, May 7
3:30 p.m.
McAlister Field House
Free, open to the public (livestream available)

The Citadel Graduate College will celebrate more than 450 undergraduate and graduate students during the Class of 2022 commencement ceremony at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 7.

It will be held in McAlister Field House; doors will open to guests beginning at 2:30 p.m.

For the security of all in attendance, only clear bags will be allowed inside the auditorium. Metal detection and scanning devices will be in place at the entrances.

Claudius “Bud” Watts IV, ’83, Managing Partner of Meeting Street Capital and Chairman of the Board of CommScope, Inc., will address The Citadel Graduate College.

For more information on attending or viewing the commencement livestream, click here.

Citadel professor awarded honorary doctoral degree by Francisco Marroquin University in Guatemala City, Guatemala

Saturday, May 7
Francisco Marroquin University in Guatemala City, Guatemala

A professor of economics at The Citadel, Richard Ebeling, Ph.D., will be presented an honorary Doctoral Degree in Social Sciences by Francisco Marroquin University (UFM) in Guatemala City, Guatemala.

UFM is one of the most respected private institutions of higher learning in Latin America, drawing students from many Central and South American countries, as well as having a campus in Madrid, Spain. 

Ebeling has lectured multiple times at UFM over the years. Previous recipients of this award at UFM include Nobel laureate economists such as Friedrich A. Hayek, Milton Friedman and James M. Buchanan, as well as European leaders, including former president of the Czech Republic, Vaclav Klaus.

Ebeling will also delivery a public lecture for the university’s faculty and students on Friday, May 6.

First Annual South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium Research Symposium

Wednesday, May 11 and Thursday, May 12
8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. and 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., respectively
The Citadel campus
Fees vary; open to the public (registration required)

The Citadel will host the first annual South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium Research Symposium on May 11 and 12.

The symposium will bring together scientists, students and stakeholders from the Southeast region, with the goal of sharing research impacts, building networks to address emerging issues in costal science and management, and defining action steps to enhance equity and community-driven solutions.

“The Near Center for Climate Studies is excited to host this first-of-its-kind research conference,” said Scott Curtis, Ph.D., director of the Lt. Col. James B Near Jr., USAF, ’77 Center for Climate Studies. “We look forward to welcoming coastal scholars from across the Southeast region.”

The keynote speaker will be Claudia Benitez-Nelson, Ph.D., from the University of South Carolina.

The Citadel STEAM Camp

Monday, June 6 – Friday, June 10
9 a.m. – 3 p.m. daily
The Citadel campus
$250, open to rising 5th – 8th grade students

Registration is now open for The Citadel STEAM Camp, where rising 5th – 8th grade students can spend a week learning about the future of forensics.

The STEAM Camp will run from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. starting Monday, June 6 and ending Friday, June 10.

Students will have an opportunity to to go hands-on and high-tech to solve crime scene mysteries with art and science. Activities include capturing digital images with drones and 3D scanners, collect biological and physical evidence, and conducting experiments to crack the case, all while gaining real-world knowledge from Citadel faculty and field experts.

The camp costs $250 per student. To register, click here.

For more information, please email Melanie Blanton at melanie.blanton@citadel.edu or call 843-953-7121.

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South Carolina’s Supply Chain management professionals visit The Citadel

Friday, April 1
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Swain Boating Center
Free, open to public and media

The Citadel’s Tommy and Victoria Baker School of Business will host the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) South Carolina Roundtable at the Swain Boating Center on Friday, April 1.

A panel of speakers from Fastenal — a Fortune 500 company focused on supply chains — will address industry professionals, academics, cadets and students starting at 11 a.m.

The guest speaker session will be followed by a luncheon and informal networking session, after which a formal networking session will be held for cadets and students to interact with supply chain management professionals and academics.

Guest speakers include:

  • Mike Rausch, director of recruiting, will share insights on attracting talent and recruiting for today’s supply chain needs.
  • Michael Baskin, senior project manager, will discuss project management through lean methodologies.
  • Chad Roberts, district manager, will give a local perspective on the Columbia/Charleston market and Key Account Partnerships.

The CSCMP, founded in 1963, provides networking, career development and educational opportunities to the logistics and supply chain management community.

Southeastern Immigration Studies Association Annual Meeting

Friday, April 1 – Saturday, April 2
Various times
The Citadel and College of Charleston campuses
Free, open to the public

The Citadel and College of Charleston are co-hosting the Southeastern Immigration Studies Association’s annual conference, which will take place on April 1 – 2. 

The conference seeks to bring together the research, experiences and perspectives of community-based advocates, scholars, students and practitioners to discuss pressing contemporary and historical issues related to immigration.

This year’s theme centers around migrant youth and the unique contexts in which they find themselves, along with their specific challenges and opportunities. “Borders” can take many forms — from physical boundaries that distinguish one nation-state from another to socio-cultural boundaries that immigrant youth must navigate each day at school and in the neighborhoods where they live. 

To register for the event, click here.

For more information, click here or contact Dr. Nancy Aguirre naguirre@citadel.edu or Marina Lopez mlopez2@citadel.edu 

Pre-knob overnight campus visit

Thursday, April 7 – Friday, April 8
Various times
The Citadel campus
Free, open to high school juniors and seniors interested in joining the Corps of Cadets

High school seniors and juniors interested in attending The Citadel have one remaining opportunity this semester for an overnight, in-person visit.

Beginning with registration at 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 7, students will get to spend a night in the barracks and eat in the mess hall. On Friday, April 8, parents and students will attend information sessions; they will be able to have their questions about The Citadel answered by a panel of cadets and members of the faculty and staff.

These visits are designed to offer a comprehensive overview of life at The Citadel. Students and parents will be able to learn about academic programs, ROTC opportunities, cadet life, financial aid, student support services and more.

To register for the April 7-8 visit, click here.

ROTC Awards Ceremony

Thursday, April 7
4 p.m.
McAlister Field House
Free, open to the public

The Citadel ROTC departments provide cadets with officer training during college to allow them to begin their military careers as officers after graduation. Through the departments, which include Army ROTC, Air Force/Space Force ROTC, Marine Corps ROTC and Navy ROTC, The Citadel is one of the nation’s proven producers of top military leaders.

Annually, the departments nominate their finest cadets and active duty students for awards. This year’s more than 100 award recipients will be honored in a ceremony on Thursday, April 7 in McAlister Field House.

The awards being presented recognize qualities that range from displaying the traits and characteristics of service through demonstrating the ability to solve problems outside the box.

Army MEDEVAC helicopters on campus

Thursday, April 7
12 – 5:30 p.m.
Summerall Field, The Citadel campus
Free, open to the public

On Thursday, April 7, The Citadel community and guests will have an opportunity to learn more about how the Army treats wounded soldiers during battle.

Two Black Hawk MEDEVAC helicopters, piloted by alumni, will land on Summerall Field. Cadets, students and visitors will get a chance to see the helicopters up close. In addition, there will also be a MRAP Ambulance — something like a mobile emergency room — on campus.

The event, in conjunction with Army Medical Command-Charleston Station, will be part of a recruiting event hosted by The Citadel’s Army ROTC Palmetto Battalion.

Student Excellence Day

Friday, April 8
8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Deas Hall gymnasium
Free, open to The Citadel community

Each spring at The Citadel, top cadets and students share their scholarship at the annual Student Excellence Day.

This year’s event will be held in-person in the Deas Hall gymnasium on Friday, April 8, from 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Cadets and students will be presenting posters that represent the research they’ve conducted over the past year.

The Citadel Graduate College open house

Tuesday, April 12
5:30 – 7 p.m.
Holiday Alumni Center
Free, open to the public

The Citadel Graduate College and College Transfer Program is hosting an open house for potential and enrolled students on Tuesday, April 12, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Holliday Alumni Center.

The open house gives prospective students a chance to learn about the more than 70 non-cadet programs offered by The Citadel. They will also have the chance to meet with program directors and staff from locations such as: AdmissionsFinancial Aid, the Student Success CenterDaniel Library and the Career Center.

To register for the open house, click here.

Corps-wide field meet, the Octathon

(rescheduled to) Wednesday, April 13
3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Summerall Field, The Citadel campus
Free, open to the public

On Friday, April 8, The Citadel’s iconic military review parade will be replaced with a Corps-wide competition that will include a chariot race.

Cadet companies will compete against each other in eight different stations.

Events will include:

  • 4 x 400 relay race
  • Sprint drag carry relay
  • Tire flip relay
  • Javelin throw
  • Ammo can relay
  • Log lift competition
  • Tug of War
  • 100-meter chariot race

Each of the company’s chariots were built by cadets in that company, and they will be pulled by cadets during the competition.

The goal of the field meet is to foster esprit de corps, teaming building and inspire competition.

The 12th Annual Henry Dale Smith Public Speaking Competition

Tuesday, April 19
3 p.m.
Bastin 104
Free, seating limited

Every cadet and student at The Citadel has a story to tell — and one of the annual traditions on campus is a competition where they tell it.

The final round of the 12th Annual Henry Dale Smith Corps-Wide Public Speaking Contest will held on Wednesday, April 12 at 3 p.m.

Finalists, and their speech topics, include:

  • John Acker – “Why We Call It The Citadel”
  • William Harris – “Mission First, People Always”
  • Ashlyn Howard – “Seize Your Identity Crisis”
  • Ben Ligons – “Everyday Time Machine”
  • Shiloh Smiles – “From Me To You”
  • Jackson Turner – “The Rebuilding Spirit”

The speaking competition is hosted by The Patricia McArver Public Speaking Lab, where students, faculty and staff can polish their public speaking skills. From timid talkers to confident communicators, The Public Speaking Lab works one-on-one with a variety of individuals to create great presenters.

Accepted Student Day

Saturday, April 23
8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
The Citadel campus
Free, open to students accepted to The Citadel

For the first time ever, The Citadel will host Accepted Student Day on Saturday, April 23. It will give students, accepted to The Citadel for fall 2023, a chance to further explore the opportunities they will have as a cadet.

The goal of Accepted Student Day is to help prospective cadets understand what cadet life is like.

Visitors will have a chance to connect with future classmates, learn more about their major, watch a physical training demonstration, learn about different ways to pay for college, eat lunch in the mess hall and more.

To register for Accepted Student Day, click here.

Bulldog Challenge

Saturday, April 23
8 a.m.
The Citadel campus and downtown Charleston
Registration required, open to the public

It’s not your average 10k. After the pandemic prevented it from happening for a few years, The Citadel Bulldog Challenge is back.

The Bulldog Challenge is a unique, nationally-known endurance race that borrows from all facets of the U.S. Marine Corps ROTC training exercises. The race stretches from The Citadel campus all the way down to the MUSC parking garage and the sand volleyball courts. Teams of competitors cross obstacles like tire flips, a simulated casualty evacuation, a mud pit and much more.

The race, organized by the Semper Fi Society at The Citadel, gives active duty service members, ROTC units from across the country, first responders, cadets, students and anyone else the chance to come together for a friendly but grueling competition. Funds raised by the Bulldog Challenge support annual scholarships for cadets or active duty Marines within the college’s Naval ROTC Unit, as well as funding time-honored traditions like Mess Night and the Marine Corps Birthday Ball.

This is the second year runners have the option to run the race with a two-person team, as well as the traditional four-person team.

To register for the race, click here.

Ethics Colloquium

Saturday, April 23
8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Bastin Hall, Room 104
Free, open to the public

On Saturday, April 23, the Krause Center for Leadership and Ethics will host an Ethics Colloquium focused on Democracy versus Marxism.

The event will open with a small lecture by Robert Craig, Ph.D., on the topic “Reinhold Niebuhr’s critique of Marxism.” After, attendees will be split into one-hour sessions for presentations and discussions. A small breakfast and full lunch will be provided.

Cadets and students were invited to submit an abstract (a title and small paragraph) for a five to ten minute presentation. They can argue in favor of either the democratic or Marxist position.

Those interested in attending are asked to RSVP to Ginger O’Neill at voneill@citadel.edu by Tuesday, April 19.

Every year the Krause Center for Leadership and Ethics sponsors an Ethics Colloquium, which consists of a one-day seminar on a pre-selected topic related to ethics. Past Colloquium topics included “Liberty and Slavery,” “The Ethics of Identity,” “Artificial Intelligence” and “Ethics and Cyber Warfare.”

Experts from The Citadel discuss Russia’s war in Ukraine

Monday, April 25
5:30 p.m.
Johnson Hagood Stadium, 4th Floor
Free, open to the public; registration required

Members of the local community will have an opportunity to learn more about the Russian war in Ukraine at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, April 25,

The Citadel’s School of Humanities and Social Sciences will host an expert panel discussing the historical context of the Russian invasion.

The event, titled “Russia’s War in Ukraine: The Historical Context,” will be moderated by Citadel professor David Preston, Ph.D., the General Mark W. Clark Distinguished Chair of History and Director of the online Master’s in Military History program.

Panelists include:

  • Jacob Hagstrom, Ph.D., Department of History
  • Dan Giblin, Ph.D., Department of History
  • Jack Porter, Ph.D., Department of Political Science

The panel is free and open to the public, but registration is required. To register, click here.

From The Citadel Athletics

To purchase tickets, please call 843-953-3647 or visit citadelsports.com/tickets. Media should contact John Brush, Assistant AD for Athletic Communications

The Citadel Baseball vs. Charleston Southern University

Wednesday, April 6
6 p.m.
Joseph P. Riley Jr. Ballpark
Tickets starting at $12 

The Citadel Tennis vs. ETSU

Thursday, April 7
Time: TBA
Earle Tennis Center
Free admmission

The Citadel Baseball vs. College of Charleston

Tuesday, April 12
1 p.m.
Joseph P. Riley Jr. Ballpark
Tickets starting at $12

The Citadel Baseball vs. Western Carolina 

Friday, April 22 at 6 p.m.
Saturday, April 23 at 2 p.m.
Sunday, April 24 at 1 p.m.
Joseph P. Riley Jr. Ballpark
Tickets starting at $12

The Citadel Baseball vs. UNCG

Friday, April 29 at 6 p.m.
Saturday, April 30 at 2 p.m.
Joseph P. Riley Jr. Ballpark
Tickets starting at $12


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The Citadel Public Safety Oath Ceremony

Tuesday, March 1
3 p.m.
Swain Boating Center
Free, open to the media

For the first time, three cadets — who have served as Public Safety police interns throughout the school years — will be promoted to community service officers (CSOs). The swearing in ceremony will be held at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, March 1 in the Swain Boating Center.

The ceremony will also include Public Safety’s recently hired sergeant and training officer; a current faculty member will also be sworn in as a community service officer.

The three cadet CSOs will be promoted to a limited duty, Class III State Constable position. Some of their responsibilities will involve desk and dispatch duties, traffic control and security for special events, limited patrol functions and parking enforcement.

The Department of Public Safety considers the CSO position to be an ideal role to prepare cadets and students for a career in law enforcement. Several South Carolina police agencies are in the process of developing potential employment pipelines to their departments through The Citadel Public Safety internship program. There are currently 13 cadets actively participating in the program, which is open to any academic major and it also has opportunities for individuals to serve as EMTs.

Police officer agility obstacle course

Wednesday, March 2
1 – 4 p.m.
Summerall Field
Free, open to the campus community and media

On Wednesday, March 2, cadets and members of the campus community will get a chance to learn more about what it’s like to be a police officer.

The Greenville Police Department (GPD) will bring a police officer agility obstacle course to campus. Cadets will be able to run the obstacle course from 1 – 4 p.m on Summerall Field.

Interested cadets can also ask questions about potential law enforcement careers. Officers with the GPD will also be able to meet cadets who may be interested in future employment opportunities.

The Department of Criminal Justice’s honor society, the Criminal Justice Society, and The Citadel Public Safety worked together to facilitate the GPD visit.

Book talk and signing

Wednesday, March 2
6:30 p.m.
Jenkins Hall Auditorium
Free, open to the public

Events honoring Black History Month continue with a book talk and signing on Wednesday, March 2.

The Citadel will host Lahnice McFall Hollister at 6:30 p.m. in Jenkins Hall Auditorium.

Hollister, a genealogist and family historian, has published research in national genealogical journals and has received numerous awards for her publications.

Her book talk will focus on her most recent publication: “Resisting Jim Crow: The Autobiography of Dr. John McFall.” McFall was among Charleston’s early Black pharmacists and was the brother of Hollister’s grandfather. Hollister has received critical acclaim from scholars for uncovering this previously unknown manuscript by one of Charleston’s African American healthcare pioneers.

This event is open to all members of the campus community, but space is limited. To register, click here.

The Citadel Symposium on Southern Politics

Thursday, March 3 – Friday, March 4
Various times
Altman Center, in Johnson Hagood Stadium
Free, 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 symposium will span two days; it will start on Thursday, March 3 from 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. and last until Friday, March 4 from 8:45 a.m. – 3:45 p.m. The panel discussions will be held in the Altman Center

Topics include:

  • Civil rights and rhetoric
  • State and local elections
  • Voting groups driving southern political change
  • Partisan politics and party competition
  • Public opinion and emotions
  • Partisanship, polarization and ideological sorting
  • Identity politics and electoral outcomes
  • Roundtable on the 2022 elections

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

For more information on the symposium click here.

Pre-knob overnight campus visit

Thursday, March 3 – Friday, March 4
Various times
The Citadel campus
Free, open to high school juniors and seniors interested in joining the Corps of Cadets

High school seniors and juniors interested in attending The Citadel have two remaining opportunities this semester for an overnight, in-person visit.

Beginning with registration at 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 3, students will get to spend a night in the barracks and eat in the mess hall. On Friday, March 4, parents and students will attend information sessions; they will be able to have their questions about The Citadel answered by a panel of cadets and members of the faculty and staff.

These visits are designed to offer a comprehensive overview of life at The Citadel. Students and parents will be able to learn about academic programs, ROTC opportunities, cadet life, financial aid, student support services and more.

To register for the March 3-4 visit, click here.

To register for the April 7-8 visit, click here.

Blockchain and cryptocurrency lecture

Thursday, March 3
6 – 7:30 p.m.
Bastin Hall, Room 105; streamed via Zoom
Free, open to the public

The first Accounting and Finance speaker series on Financial Technology will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 3. The event will be held in Bastin 105 and streamed over Zoom, with the goal of raising awareness of application of blockchain technology.

Dr. Henry Balani, the global head of industry and regulatory affairs for Encompass Corporation, and Dr. Michael Chitavi, Finance professor at The Citadel, will speak during the event.

In the session, attendees will be introduced to blockchain and the cryptocurrency markets; no required knowledge of subject is required. The session will also discuss the new risks like Money laundering.

The Citadel African American Society Bazaar

Saturday, March 5
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Buyer Auditorium, The Citadel campus
Free, open to the public

On Saturday, March 5, The Citadel African American Society Bazaar will feature music, exhibits and food for visitors from all across the Lowcountry.

Music will be performed by Urban Roots bands. The Tut-Tut Kemetic Group will display the Black Egyptians: Innovators of Science and Art Exhibit. Local vendors will be on hand to sell a variety of goods, and students from the Department of Nursing will be available to provide free blood pressure screenings. Local food trucks will be on campus to sell a variety of foods.  

The event will run from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. in Buyer Auditorium. It is free and open to the public.

For reservations or more information contact 843-953-5096.

The Citadel football “Get in the Game” bone marrow drive

Monday, March 7
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Buyer Auditorium, Mark Clark Hall
Free, open to the public

On Monday, March 7, The Citadel football program will hold a bone marrow drive in Buyer Auditorium, located in Mak Clark Hall. The drive, on behalf of the Andy Talley Bone Marrow Foundation and Be the Match, will run from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

The Citadel is one of 162 colleges and universities nationwide who have participated in this event since 2008. The goal is to raise awareness about the need for stem cell and bone marrow donors, as well as to register more donors to the national registry. 

Get in the Game is one of the most successful donor recruitment programs in the world. Since its inception, more than 120,000 people have joined the Be the Match registry and have been responsible for more than 800 transplants. The Citadel has registered 150 over the last two years. 

For more information, click here

American Society for Engineering Education, Southeastern Section annual conference

Sunday, March 13 – Tuesday, March 15
Various times
Various locations on campus and throughout Charleston
Tickets required, open to media with advance notice

The Citadel School of Engineering will host the American Society for Engineering Education, Southeastern Section (ASEE-SE) annual conference, March 13-15.

The ASEE-SE conference showcases teaching innovation, academic advancement and engineering curriculum enhancement. The conference provides a unique opportunity for colleges and universities across the southeastern U.S. to compare and discuss successful approaches to effectively educate tomorrow’s engineering students, who will answer the high calling of becoming the next generation of engineering leaders and entrepreneurs.

The conference will offer workshops on Sunday and officially opens during a Sunday night reception. Monday begins with a plenary speaker followed by paper sessions and a student poster competition. Monday evening features an awards dinner with an invited speaker. Tuesday includes paper sessions in the morning and ends after lunch.

For more information, click here.

The Adrian Project hosted by The Citadel Beta Alpha Psi

Wednesday, March 23
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Bastin Hall
Free, open to media

On Wednesday, March 23, cadets and students will get a chance to participate in the Adrian Project, a day-long simulation of a mock criminal investigation.

The Adrian Project provides students a glimpse into the career life of an IRS special agent and what a criminal investigation entails. The goal is to provide a firsthand look at what it’s like for IRS special agents to carry out an investigation, tracking illicit money from the crime to the criminal.

Cadets and students will be “sworn in” as special agents in the morning and wear IRS protective vests, use handcuffs, toy guns and radios to communicate with their counterpart agents on the case. They will be able to sharpen their forensic accounting skills and will be introduced to interviewing suspects, conducting surveillance and document analysis. The event ends when the students solve the crime and arrest the mock offender.

IRS Criminal Investigation field offices have brought the Adrian Project to college and university campus nationwide.

The Citadel Directors Institute

Thursday, March 24 – Friday, March 25
Various times
The Francis Marion Hotel, downtown Charleston
Registration required, open to media

The president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of RichmondTom Barkin, is set to be the keynote speaker when The Citadel Directors’ Institute (CDI) returns in March after taking a two year break due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

CDI is an intense, one-day program designed for directors of corporate boards, and their senior executives, to engage in an active dialogue focused on strategic planning, risk and board governance. The goal is to provide attendees with the knowledge and information necessary to be a board or corporate leader and to help their respective companies succeed.

Sam Glasscock III, vice chancellor of the Delaware Court of Chancery, is the opening speaker for CDI 2022.

CDI 2022 begins on Thursday, March 24 with an opening reception. The full program will begin at 8 a.m. on Friday, March 25 and conclude at 4:15 p.m. with a closing reception. It is being held at the Francis Marion Hotel, on Calhoun Street in downtown Charleston.

Directors of public or private companies, as well as board members of regional and community banks, are encouraged to attend. The early registration for CDI 2022 is $495. Beginning on Feb. 25, the cost increases to $595. You can learn more about the program and speakers here. You can register here.

Prospective or registered attendees with questions can contact Vanya Perez at vperez@citadel.edu or at (843) 953-5056.

The Citadel Academy of Science and Mathematics annual awards banquet

Thursday, March 24
5:30 – 9 p.m.
The Conference Center at Thornley Campus, Trident Technical College
Ticket required, open to the media

The Swain Family School of Science and Mathematics is hosting its Annual Citadel Academy of Science and Mathematics Awards Banquet on March 24 at Trident Technical College. The banquet honors the academic accomplishments of exceptional cadets and students, outstanding faculty and distinguished alumni.

A highlight of each year’s event is the pre-dinner reception, when up to 40 cadets and students present their research posters. Guests are encouraged to mingle and engage with the students and their faculty advisors to discuss what the students are learning in the classroom and the laboratory.

Cadets, students, alumni and faculty to be honored at this year’s banquet will include:

Outstanding cadets and students

  • Cadet Shiloh Smiles, Computer Science and Cyber Operations double majors
  • Bonnie Ertel, Biology graduate student
  • Nicholas Horton, Exercise Science veteran student

CASM Distinguished Alumni 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 can be purchased by clicking here.

Corps Day and Recognition Day

Corps Day and Recognition Day

Friday, March 25 – Sunday, March 27
Various times
The Citadel campus and Marion Square
Select events are open to the public

Recognition Day, which will be held during the last weekend of March, is when freshmen cadet candidates are officially recognized as members of the Corps of Cadets after months of rigorous 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. It is one of the most important events in the life of a cadet.

Recognition Day is a momentous occasion in the life of a knob. It means the end of rigid formations, walking in single file at breakneck speed and the highly regimented way of life that is The Citadel’s fourth-class system.

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

Gold Star Journal Academic Conference

Tuesday, March 29
6 – 8 p.m.
Buyer Auditorium, Mark Clark Hall
Free to Citadel cadets, students, faculty and staff; register here

The Citadel’s premier scholarly publication, The Gold Star Journal, will celebrate its 26th anniversary during an Academic Conference on Tuesday, March 29. The event will include dinner, followed by presentations from this year’s authors.

The featured speakers will be the published authors from the 2022 edition of The Gold Star Journal. Authors and papers published in this year’s edition include:

  • Alexander Clark, 2022, Accounting and Intelligence and Securities Studies double major, “National Intelligence Estimate: Chinese Shadow War”
  • Charles Geiger, 2024, Mechanical Engineering major, “Carbon Nanotube Types and Application”
  • Will Jensen, 2022, Computer Science, Mathematics, and Cyber Operations triple major, “Whistle Blowers: Heroes or Traitors”
  • Matthew Unden, 2024, Mechanical Engineering major, “An Examination and Analysis of Sensor Technology as it Relates to Autonomous Vehicle Design”
  • Richardo Henriquez, 2022, Mathematics major, “Properties of a Sequence from Another Sequence”
  • Cooper Morse, 2025, Intelligence and Security Studies major, “Dangerous Technology: Modern Threats Posed by China and Russia”
  • Harry Charles, 2023, Biology major, “The Opioid Crisis and its Connection to Dentistry”
  • Shiloh Smiles, 2022, Computer Science and Cyber Operations double majors, “Understanding the Impact of Quantum Technology on Modern Cryptography”

The conference will conclude with the presentation of certificates and awards. Free copies of the journal will be available.

To reserve a seat, please click here to register.

The Gold Star Journal is The Citadel’s premier scholarly publication. This year’s edition features eight cross-disciplinary papers written by The Citadel’s best and brightest undergraduate students and many photographs taken by Citadel cadets and students.

Hispanic Honor Society documentary screening

Wednesday, March 30
6 – 8:30 p.m.
Buyer Auditorium, Mark Clark Hall
Free, open to the public

The Citadel’s Hispanic honor society, Sigma Delta Pi, will host a film screening of Un mes y algunos días (A Month and Some Days) at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 30.

The documentary, created by two local college students, presents stories of first and second-generation Latino immigrant youth and sheds light on the Latinx community of the Lowcountry. It will be presented by local playwright and artist Maribel Acosta.

The event is cosponsored by the League of Women Voters, Charleston Hispanic Association and Artport. The League of Women Voters will have a voter registration table at the screening.

Sigma Delta Pi recognizes and rewards outstanding students of Spanish within an exclusive society devoted to both maintaining academic excellence in Hispanic studies and supporting the Hispanic community and its flourishing culture.

Click here to reserve a seat in advance.

The Citadel Athletics

To purchase tickets, please call 843-953-3647 or visit citadelsports.com/tickets. Media should contact John Brush, Assistant AD for Athletic Communications

The Citadel Women’s Golf vs. RiverTowne International 

Tuesday, March 1
Day-long
Mount Pleasant, S.C. 
Free admission  

The Citadel Baseball vs. Charleston Southern 

Tuesday, March 1
4 p.m.
Joseph P. Riley Jr. Ballpark 
Tickets starting at $12

The Citadel Tennis – The Citadel Spring Classic 

Friday, March 4 and Saturday, March 5
Time: TBA
Earle Tennis Center
Free admission 

The Citadel Baseball vs. Northern Kentucky 

Friday, March 4 at 5 p.m.
Saturday, March 5 at 2 p.m.
Sunday, March 6 at 1 p.m.
Joseph P. Riley Jr. Ballpark 
Tickets starting at $12

The Citadel Tennis vs. Samford  

Monday, March 7
Time: TBA
Earle Tennis Center  
Free admission 

The Citadel Women’s Golf vs. The Citadel Match Play 

Monday, March 7 and Tuesday, March 8
Day-long
Charleston, S.C.
Free admission 

The Citadel Tennis vs. New Jersey City / Campbell University 

Tuesday, March 8
Time: TBA
Earle Tennis Center  
Free admission 

The Citadel Baseball vs. USC Upstate 

Wednesday, March 9
5 p.m.
Joseph P. Riley Jr. Ballpark
Tickets starting at $12

The Citadel Tennis vs. UNCG  

Thursday, March 10
1 p.m.
Earle Tennis Center
Free admission  

The Citadel Baseball vs. Sienna (DH) 

Saturday, March 12 at 1 p.m.
Saturday, March 12 at 4 p.m. 
Sunday, March 13 at 1 p.m.
Joseph P. Riley Jr. Ballpark 
Tickets starting at $12 

The Citadel Tennis vs. North Carolina A&T 

Monday, March 14
Time: TBA 
Free admission

The Citadel Baseball vs. Texas  

Wednesday, March 16
7 p.m.
Joseph P. Riley Jr. Ballpark  
Tickets starting at $12

The Citadel Baseball vs Saint Peter’s  

Friday, March 18 at 2 p.m.  
Saturday, March 19 at 2 p.m. 
Sunday, March 20 at 1 p.m.
Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Ballpark 
Tickets starting at $12

The Citadel Baseball vs South Carolina  

Tuesday, March 22
7 p.m.
Joseph P. Riley Jr. Ballpark 
Tickets starting at $12 

The Citadel Baseball vs George Mason  

Friday, March 25 at 6 p.m.
Saturday, March 26 2 p.m.  
Sunday, March 27 at 1 p.m.
Joseph P. Riley Jr. Ballpark 
Tickets starting at $12

The Citadel Baseball vs North Florida  

Tuesday, March 29
6 p.m.
Joseph P. Riley Jr. Ballpark 
Tickets starting at $12

The Citadel Tennis vs University of Delaware  

Thursday, March 31
Time: TBA
Earle Tennis Center
Free admission

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Upcoming News from The Citadel – February 2022 https://today.citadel.edu/upcoming-news-from-the-citadel-february-2022/ Tue, 01 Feb 2022 15:51:46 +0000 https://today.citadel.edu/?p=30173 A look at some of the events happening on The Citadel’s campus, including Storm The Citadel, the Baker Business Bowl, Black History month events and more.]]>

February “Campus Reads” dedicated to Black History Month

During the month of February, the college’s 2022 Black History Month Committee invites members of The Citadel Family to read “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” for this month’s “Campus Reads” book suggestion.

Related events will include a screening of the book’s cinematic adaptation at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 16 in Jenkins Hall and a group discussion of the book at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 22 in Daniel Library. More details on both these events are below.

“The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” is a biographical exposé by Rebecca Skloot, tracing the story of Henrietta Lacks, a Black woman whose cells survived her death of cervical cancer in 1951 after being harvested and propagated by researchers at Johns Hopkins Hospital with neither her nor her family’s knowledge nor consent.

To register for the film screening, click here. To register for the book discussion, click here.

Parade and reception in honoring The Citadel’s first seven African American women graduates

Friday, Feb. 4
3:45 p.m. and 6 p.m.
Summerall Field and the President’s House
Free, open to the public

During the first Friday of Black History Month, the South Carolina Corps of Cadets’ dress parade will honor the first seven African American women cadets to graduate from The Citadel.

The parade is timed to honor the 20th anniversary of their graduation.

Parade begins at 3:45 p.m. on Summerall Field. After, The Citadel President, Gen. Glenn Walters, USMC (Ret.), ’79, will host cadets, students, faculty, staff and alumni for a reception at his home on campus.

Presentation on President Lincoln’s path to Emancipation

Tuesday, Feb. 8
5 p.m.
Swain Boating Center
Free, open to the public

On Tuesday, Feb. 8, John David Smith, Ph.D., will give a presentation at The Citadel focused on Abraham Lincoln, Emancipation and regiments of African American troops who fought in the Civil War.

Smith, who is the Charles H. Stone Distinguished Professor of American History at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, will argue that Lincoln’s path to emancipation for America’s enslaved population, and his mobilization of Black soldiers in the U.S. Army, was more linear than previous historians have maintained. His lecture also will address the military service of the solders referred to, during the Civil War, as the U.S. Colored Troops and their broad meaning in African American history and culture.

A Brooklyn, New York, native, Smith studied southern and Civil War history at the University of Kentucky and has taught at several universities, including North Carolina State University and Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, München. He has published 31 books, and received multiple awards for his scholarship and teaching.

Storm The Citadel

Saturday, Feb. 12
8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
The Citadel campus
Free, open to the public

After a pandemic-induced hiatus, one of the biggest STEM events in the Lowcountry will take The Citadel by storm.

Storm The Citadel returns on Saturday, Feb. 12. Teams of  K-12 students will travel to campus and compete in a variety of science, math and engineering challenges — including launching their hand-made trebuchets (medieval-style catapults), firing water bottle rockets, testing miniature bridges and competing with Lego robots.

Through Storm The Citadel, the college’s STEM Center of Excellence, along with the School of Engineering, the Zucker Family School of Education and the Swain Family School of Science and Mathematics, promote STEM education and allows students to use the skills they learn in the classroom in tangible, exciting ways.

The event, which draw hundreds of students, teachers, coaches, parents and spectators each year, was developed in 2011 with help from Jennifer Albert, Ph.D., director for the STEM Center of Excellence. Albert specializes in STEM educational evaluation and research, with an emphasis on K-16 computer science education, science education, educational assessment and STEM classroom implementation. Albert also recently received a Fulbright grant award to do research in Australia in 2023.

Black History Month Panel on Health Disparities

Tuesday, Feb. 15
6:30 – 8 p.m.
Swain Boating Center
Free, open to the public

The Black History Month Committee will host a panel discussion and poster presentation on “Health Disparities” at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 28.

This event is in keeping with the theme of this year’s Black History Month: “Black Health and Wellness.”

Panelists will include local African American healthcare professionals in various fields, and poster presentations will highlight Citadel student and faculty research.

Patrice Capers, Ph.D., a biology professor at The Citadel, will serve as moderator.

To register for the event, click here.

Screening of “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks”

Wednesday, Feb. 16
6:30 p.m.
Jenkins Hall auditorium, The Citadel campus
Free, open to the campus community

As part of this month’s “Campus Reads,” focused on “The Immortal Lie of Henrietta Lacks,” The Citadel’s African-American Society will host a screening of the book’s cinematic adaptation.

The screening will begin at 6:30 in Jenkins Hall auditorium. It is free and open to all members of the campus community, though space is limited.

To register for the film screening, click here.

This event is in keeping with the theme of this year’s Black History Month: “Black Health and Wellness.”

“The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” is a biographical exposé by Rebecca Skloot, tracing the story of Henrietta Lacks, a Black woman whose cells survived her death of cervical cancer in 1951 after being harvested and propagated by researchers at Johns Hopkins Hospital with neither her nor her family’s knowledge or consent. The text raises provocative and timely questions about medical ethics, the institutional exploitation of minoritized individuals, and the pervasive cynicism about healthcare within the Black community to this day. 

Final round of Baker Business Bowl XIII

Wednesday, Feb. 16
3 – 6:15 p.m.
Bastin Hall
Free, open to the public

The final round of the Baker Business Bowl XIII will be held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 16.

Five groups of Citadel cadets and students are spending the beginning of the spring semester working on a business idea that could turn into a $10,000 check and also a future career.

During the final round, teams will present a full business plan for their idea — including marketing, pricing and production strategies, detailed financial projections, and other relevant business details — to a judging committee, who will decide the first and second place winner.

To watch the presentations via Zoom, click here.

To watch the awards ceremony via Zoom, click here.

The first place prize is $10,000, meant to help them start their business; the second-place team will receive $5,000. The prize money is made possible by The Citadel Class of 1989.

The five teams that made it to the finals are:

  • ACE Aeronautical Engineering Consulting — A business proposal to plan, design, and develop vertiports (a type of airport for aircrafts that land and take off vertically) to accommodate multiple eVTOL designs.
  • Glow Dot Ink — The team’s goal is to lower the rate of colon cancer/ lesion misidentification in surgery by using a glowing ink encapsulated in acrylic microspheres which will be injectable into areas of interest in the colon during a colonoscopy.
  • The Auditory Assistant — This company would produce a robotic face that will be paired with robotic arms and hands and will be able to sign American Sign Language. The face is necessary in order to convey emotion.
  • Trident Jet Nozzle — This project aims to improve the safety of waterjet-powered boats (jet boats and jet skis) by increasing their maneuverability. This will be done by developing an attachment for the jet nozzle that increases the mobility of the vessel.
  • WoundScan — This group wants to develop a device that can detect bacteria in a wound to help doctors determine the best way to prevent early on infection. This will save money for hospitals by helping prevent readmits due to infection caused by harmful bacteria.

The Baker Business Bowl is a program aimed at helping budding entrepreneurs who have an idea for a new product or service, and the desire to turn that idea into a business. The competition is open to cadets, evening undergraduate students and graduate students.

Book discussion of “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks”

Tuesday, Feb. 22
6:30 p.m.
Daniel Library
Free, open to the campus community

As part of this month’s “Campus Reads,” focused on “The Immortal Lie of Henrietta Lacks,” Licia Hendriks, Ph.D., and English professor at The Citadel, will host a discussion of the book.

The discussion will begin at 6:30 in Daniel Library. It is free and open to all members of the campus community, though space is limited.

To register for the book discussion, click here.

This event is in keeping with the theme of this year’s Black History Month: “Black Health and Wellness.”

“The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” is a biographical exposé by Rebecca Skloot, tracing the story of Henrietta Lacks, a Black woman whose cells survived her death of cervical cancer in 1951 after being harvested and propagated by researchers at Johns Hopkins Hospital with neither her nor her family’s knowledge or consent. The text raises provocative and timely questions about medical ethics, the institutional exploitation of minoritized individuals, and the pervasive cynicism about healthcare within the Black community to this day. 

U.S. Army Silent Drill Team Performance

Wednesday, Feb. 23
3 – 6 p.m.
Summerall Field
Free, open to the public

On Wednesday, Feb. 23, The Citadel’s Army ROTC Palmetto Battalion will host a recruiting event on Summerall Field.

The event will feature a performance by the U.S. Army’s silent drill team from the 3rd Infantry Regiment, known as the “Old Guards.” The drill team is a precision drill platoon with the primary mission of showcasing the U.S. Army both nationally and internationally through breathtaking routines with bayonet-tipped 1903 Springfield rifles.

Additionally, Army ROTC will be on site with a Hummer, and Army recruiters will be on campus with a fitness trailer.

To learn more about The Citadel’s Army ROTC program, click here.

Jack Voltaic 3.0

Thursday, Feb. 24 – Friday, Feb. 25
Various times
The Citadel Campus
Free, registration required, media welcome

Prepare. Prevent. Respond. Report. 

Those are the key areas to be addressed during the Jack Voltaic Conference Series segment being hosted by The Citadel Feb. 24 – 25, 2022. The theme: Cyber Resiliency for Critical Infrastructure.

Additionally, Lt. Gen. Stephen G. Fogarty, commanding general, U.S. Army Cyber Command (ARCYBER), will make a keynote address at The Citadel during the conference.

The Citadel conference attendees will include representatives from state and federal public entities that protect America’s critical infrastructures; cybersecurity professionals; leaders of infrastructure supporting entities; educators and researchers from academic institutions; and cybersecurity, intelligence and security studies cadets and students.

Others with related interests are still encouraged to apply. For more information, email msaunde4@citadel.edu.

To register, click here.

The final segment of the four-part series will be held at the University of Illinois in May. Other partner institutions, which include Norwich University Applied Research Institute and the Georgia Cyber Center, held events in 2021. The JVCS is led by the Army Cyber Institute at West Point.

SoCon Entrepreneurship Challenge

Friday, Feb. 25 – Saturday, Feb. 26
Various times
Bastin Hall
Free, open to the public, media welcome

On Friday, Feb. 25 – Saturday, Feb. 26, The Citadel will host the first-ever SoCon Entrepreneurship Challenge, which will result in two teams walking away with a hefty sum of prize money.

Students will participate in two categories: for-profit and not-for-profit. The winning team in each category will win $10,000.

The budding entrepreneurs from across the southeast will travel to Charleston for the inaugural business pitch competition, which will be held in the Bastin Hall Atrium.

Colleges in the SoCon include:

  • University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
  • The Citadel
  • East Tennessee State University
  • Furman University
  • Mercer University
  • Samford University
  • University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • Virginia Military Institute
  • Western Carolina University
  • Wofford College

You can access a full schedule of events here.

Book talk and signing

Wednesday, March 2
6:30 p.m.
Daniel Library
Free, open to the public

Events honoring Black History Month continue with a book talk and signing on Wednesday, March 2.

The Citadel will host Lahnice McFall Hollister at 6:30 p.m. in Daniel Library.

Hollister, a genealogist and family historian, has published research in national genealogical journals and has received numerous awards for her publications.

Her book talk will focus on her most recent publication: “Resisting Jim Crow: The Autobiography of Dr. John McFall.” McFall was among Charleston’s early Black pharmacists and was the brother of Hollister’s grandfather. Hollister has received critical acclaim from scholars for uncovering this previously unknown manuscript by one of Charleston’s African American healthcare pioneers.

This event is open to all members of the campus community, but space is limited. To register, click here.

The Citadel African American Society Bazaar

Saturday, March 5
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Buyer Auditorium, The Citadel campus
Free, open to the public

On Saturday, March 5, The Citadel African American Society Bazaar will feature live music, food, vendors and exhibitions celebrating Black history and culture.

The event will run from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. in Buyer Auditorium. It is free and open to the public.

More information about this year’s Bazaar will be included in the March edition of Upcoming News.

The Citadel Athletics

To purchase tickets, please call 843-953-3647 or visit citadelsports.com/tickets. Media should contact John Brush, Assistant AD for Athletic Communications

The Citadel Basketball vs. Samford – National Girls and Women in Sports Day

Saturday, Feb. 5
1 p.m. (doors open at 12 p.m.)
McAlister Field House
Tickets starting at $12

The Citadel Wrestling vs. Gardner-Webb

Friday, Feb. 11
7 p.m.
McAlister Field House
Free admission

The Citadel Baseball – Meet the Bulldogs

Saturday, Feb. 12
TBA
Joseph P. Riley Ballpark
Free, open to the public

The Citadel Wrestling vs. Bellarmine

Sunday, Feb. 13
12 p.m.
McAlister Field House
Free admission

The Citadel Basketballvs. Wofford – CARE Game

Wednesday, Feb. 16
7 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.)
McAlister Field House
Tickets starting at $12

This year the Bulldogs and Roper St. Francis have teamed up to begin the CARE initiative, which will raise money for the Roper St. Francis Foundation Cancer Care. This CARE competition is between The Citadel Soccer, Volleyball and Basketball teams. The team to sell the most t-shirts wins. Money raised from T-shirt sales will go to the Roper St. Francis Oncology department. This initiative goes through the end of basketball season. To purchase a shirt or make a donation, click here.

The Citadel Baseball vs. Fairleigh Dickinson – Opening Weekend

Friday, Feb. 18, Saturday, Feb. 19 and Sunday, Feb. 20
3 p.m., 3 p.m. 1 p.m., respectively
Joseph P. Riley Ballpark
Tickets starting at $12 per game

The Citadel Rifle vs. Wofford

Saturday, Feb. 19
8 a.m.
Inouye Marksmanship Center
Free admission

The Citadel Basketballvs. ETSU – Legacy Night

Saturday, Feb. 19
1 p.m. (doors open at 12 p.m.)
McAlister Field House
Tickets starting at $12

Join The Citadel Athletics as they celebrate basketball Hall of Famers at halftime.

The Citadel Wrestling vs. VMI – Legacy Night & Senior Day

Sunday, Feb. 20
3 p.m.
McAlister Field House
Free admission

Join The Citadel Athletics in celebrating the Wrestling Hall of Famers and the 2022 seniors as the Bulldogs take on rivals, VMI.

The Citadel Tennis vs. Washington & Lee

Tuesday, Feb. 22
TBA
Earle Tennis Center
Free admission

The Citadel Tennis vs. University of New Orleans

Wednesday, Feb. 23
TBA
Earle Tennis Center
Free admission

The Citadel Baseball vs. Villanova

Friday, Feb. 25, Saturday, Feb. 26 and Sunday, Feb. 27
3 p.m., 3 p.m. and 1 p.m., respectively
Joseph P. Riley Ballpark
Tickets starting at $12 per game

The Citadel Basketballvs. Furman – Senior Day

Saturday, Feb. 26
1 p.m. (doors open at 12 p.m.)
McAlister Field House
Tickets starting at $12

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Upcoming News from The Citadel – January 2022 https://today.citadel.edu/upcoming-news-from-the-citadel-january-2022/ Tue, 28 Dec 2021 23:31:35 +0000 https://today.citadel.edu/?p=29484 A look at some of the events happening on The Citadel’s campus, including the Martin Luther King Day of Service, a Greater Issues Address and more.]]>

South Carolina Corps of Cadets returns to campus

Sunday, Jan. 9
Various times
The Citadel campus

The Citadel’s first major event in 2022 will be the return of the Corps of Cadets to campus.

Having left for the winter furlough, cadets will return to campus on Sunday, Jan. 9. Throughout the reconstitution process, the Corps will return to the college’s 24/7 military lifestyle in preparation for the spring semester.

The college anticipates normal operations for the spring semester. However all cadets, students, faculty and staff are asked to consider getting tested for COVID prior to returning in January. For those who cannot get tested, free testing on campus will again be made available. The information about dates, times and locations will be forthcoming. The testing information will be sent via email. It will also be posted on the college’s COVID 19 website.

First day of spring 2022 classes

Wednesday, Jan. 12
Various times
The Citadel campus

On Wednesday, Jan. 12, classes will begin for both the Corps of Cadets and The Citadel Graduate College.

The college anticipates normal operations for the spring semester. However all cadets, students, faculty and staff are asked to consider getting tested for COVID prior to returning in January. For those who cannot get tested, free testing on campus will again be made available. The information about dates, times and locations will be forthcoming. The testing information will be sent via email. It will also be posted on the college’s COVID 19 website.

Martin Luther King Day of Service

Monday, Jan. 17
9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Swain Boating Center
Free, open to media

On Monday, Jan. 17, the Krause Center for Leadership and Ethics — with sponsorship from The Citadel African American Alumni Association (C4A) — will honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The event will begin at 9:30 a.m. in the Swain Boating Center, where breakfast will be served to the attending cadets, students, faculty, staff and members of the C4A.

Beginning at 10 a.m., attendees will hear from two guest speakers: Tonya Matthews, Ph.D., CEO of the International African American Museum, and Henry Darby, principal of North Charleston High School and member of Charleston County Council.

The on-campus event will be followed by service projects at Sweetgrass Gardens, Charles Towne Landing and Hope to Home.

The MLK Day of Service is a national effort to use the holiday honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. into a day of community service. It was created by Congress in 1994 through the King Holiday and Service Act.

Greater Issues Address

Tuesday, Jan. 25
12:20 – 1:20 p.m.
McAlister Field House
Free, open to the public

The first Greater Issues address of 2022 will be given by Elbridge Colby, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Strategy and Force Development.

Colby will address the Corps of Cadets at 12:20 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 25 in McAlister Field House. The event is open to the public, with limited seating available on a first-come, first-served basis.

As the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Strategy and Force Development, Colby was responsible for defense strategy, force development and strategic analysis for Office of the Secretary of Defense Policy. During 2017 and early 2018, Colby served as the Department of Defense co-lead for the development of the Department’s premier strategic planning guidance, the National Defense Strategy, which was released in January 2018 and focuses the Department on major power competition and sustaining the Joint Force’s military edge in a more competitive era. Colby is also responsible for developing the Defense Planning Guidance and the Defense Planning Scenarios, and serves as a lead Policy representative to the Program and Budget Review and Support for Strategic Analysis processes. 

The Greater Issues Series was founded in 1954 to engage Citadel cadets’ interest and knowledge in important topics of the day. Since it was established by the Mills B. Lane Memorial Foundation, the series has brought presidents, heads of state, scholars, diplomats, journalists and distinguished business and military leaders to The Citadel, its cadets, students, faculty and staff and the Charleston community.

Ethics Colloquium

Saturday, Jan. 29
8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Bastin Hall, Room 104
Free, open to the public

On Saturday, Jan. 29, the Krause Center for Leadership and Ethics will host an Ethics Colloquium focused on Democracy versus Marxism.

The event will open with a small lecture by Robert Craig, Ph.D., on the topic “Reinhold Niebuhr’s critique of Marxism.” After, attendees will be split into one-hour sessions for presentations and discussions. A small breakfast and full lunch will be provided.

Cadets and students can submit an abstract (a title and small paragraph) for a five to ten minute presentation. They can argue in favor of either the democratic or Marxist position. Those abstracts should be submitted to rcraig2@citadel.edu by Wednesday, Jan. 12.

Those interested in attending are asked to RSVP to Ginger O’Neill at voneill@citadel.edu.

Every year the Krause Center for Leadership and Ethics sponsors an Ethics Colloquium, which consists of a one-day seminar on a pre-selected topic related to ethics. Past Colloquium topics included “Liberty and Slavery,” “The Ethics of Identity,” “Artificial Intelligence” and “Ethics and Cyber Warfare.”

Reading announced for Black History Month events

The 2022 Black History Month Committee has announced the book selection for the February Campus Reads events. This year’s book selection is “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.”

The Citadel Family and local community are invited to read the text and participate in the associated February activities. On Wednesday, Feb. 16, the African American Society will host a film screening of the book’s cinematic adaptation; then, on Tuesday, Feb. 22, the Black History Month Committee will host a book discussion.

The book, a biographical exposé by Rebecca Skloot, traces the story of Henrietta Lacks, a Black woman whose cells survived her death of cervical cancer in 1951 after being harvested and propagated by researchers at Johns Hopkins Hospital with neither her nor her family’s knowledge or consent. The text raises provocative and timely questions about medical ethics, the institutional exploitation of minoritized individuals, and the pervasive cynicism about healthcare within the Black community to this day.

More details on both events — as well as other events in honor of Black History Month — will be provided in the February 2022 Upcoming News article, which will be published on The Citadel Today.

Events from The Citadel Athletics

To purchase tickets, please call 843-953-3647 or visit citadelsports.com/tickets. Media should contact John Brush, Assistant AD for Athletic Communications

The Citadel Basketball (Pack the Mac) vs. UNCG 

Thursday, Jan. 13
7 p.m. (doors open at 6:00 p.m.)
McAlister Field House
Tickets starting at $12

E2M & The Citadel Basketball

Saturday, Jan. 15
9:30 a.m.
McAlister Field House
Tickets starting at $12

Jeff Witherspoon of E2M (Eager to Motivate) will lead those in attendance in an hour-long workout in McAlister Field House. Must purchase a ticket to the basketball game, which tips off at 1 p.m.

The Citadel Basketball Gold Star Kidet Game vs. VMI

Saturday, Jan. 15
1 p.m. (doors open at 12 p.m.)
McAlister Field House
Tickets starting at $12

The Gold Star Kidets Program is a community outreach program to motivate the youth in the area to work hard in the classroom. This program is to model the academic success and the symbolism of the “Gold Star” for the Corps of Cadets recognized for their high performance in the classroom. Elementary aged students (1st – 6th grade) achieving all As and Bs on their report card will be awarded a buy one get one ticket for Gold Star Kidet games, a sticker, a certificate and have their name on the videoboard, providing they purchase a ticket more than 48 hours before game day. For more information and to sign up click here.

The Citadel Rifle vs. Georgia Southern

Saturday, Jan. 22
8 a.m.
Inouye Marksmanship Center
Free, open to the public

The Citadel Basketball Military Appreciation Game 1 vs. Western Carolina

Wednesday, Jan. 26
7 p.m. (doors open at 6:00 p.m.)
McAlister Field House
Tickets starting at $12, veterans receive a discount

Holy City Hero tickets available for military members and first responders while supplies last. Contact the ticket office at 843-953-3647 for availability.

Salt Water Spa & Yoga & The Citadel Basketball

Saturday, Jan. 29
9:30 a.m.
McAlister Field House
Tickets starting at $12

Salt Water Spa & Yoga will lead those in attendance in an hour-long yoga session in McAlister Field House. Must purchase a ticket to the basketball game, which tips off at 1 p.m.

The Citadel Basketball Military Appreciation Game 2 vs. Chattanooga

Saturday, Jan. 29
1 p.m. (doors open at 12 p.m.)
McAlister Field House
Tickets starting at $12, veterans receive a discount

Holy City Hero tickets available for military members and first responders while supplies last. Contact the ticket office at 843-953-3647 for availability.

The Citadel Rifle vs. VMI, Jacksonville State & Georgia Southern

Saturday, Jan. 29
8 a.m.
Inouye Marksmanship Center
Free, open to the public

The Citadel Wrestling vs. LIU & Davidson

Sunday, Jan. 30
12 p.m. and 2 p.m.
McAlister Field House
Free, open to the public

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Upcoming News from The Citadel – October 2021 https://today.citadel.edu/upcoming-news-from-the-citadel-october-2021/ Fri, 24 Sep 2021 19:02:05 +0000 https://today.citadel.edu/?p=26896 A look at some of the events happening in and around The Citadel’s campus, including Parents' Weekend, Leadership Day and more.]]>

Note: Due to the pandemic, all events below are conditions-based. Changes will be noted here.

The Citadel Parents’ Weekend

Friday, Oct. 1 – Sunday, Oct. 3
Various times
The Citadel campus
Free, open to the public

Relatives and friends will be welcomed to the college campus during The Citadel’s annual Parents’ Weekend Friday, Oct. 1 – Sunday, Oct. 3. Highlights of the weekend include a Ring Presentation Ceremony for The Citadel Class of 2022, the promotion of fourth-class cadets from recruits to privates and a Saturday dress parade. There will also be a diverse range of religious services on Sunday, Oct. 14.

Parents’ Day 2019

For a full schedule of Parents’ Weekend with specific times, events and locations, please click here.

The first Parents’ Day at The Citadel was held in 1934. Today it is one of the college’s four major weekends.

Due to construction related to the Capers Hall replacement project, parking on campus is extremely limited. Carpooling or travelling to campus via taxi, Uber, Lyft or other service is highly recommended.

Team entry packets due for Round 1 of the Baker Business Bowl VIII

Monday, Oct. 4
Due at 5 p.m.
Free, open to all Citadel cadets and students

It’s the first key date for the Baker Business Bowl VIII.

Budding entrepreneurs who have an idea for a product or service can compete for $10,000 to turn that dream into a reality. To compete, teams must submit their entry packets before 5 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 4; packets should be submitted both electronically to sswartwo@citadel.edu and physically to Bastin Hall, room 316.

The teams chosen to compete in the semi-finals will be announced on the Baker Business Bowl website on Monday, Oct. 25. The semi-final competition will be held Thursday, Nov. 11.

The Baker Business Bowl is a program aimed at helping budding entrepreneurs who have an idea for a new product or service, and the desire to turn that idea into a business. It’s open to cadets, evening undergraduate students, and graduate students.

Contestants participate in teams and compete in three rounds over the academic year. The final five teams are given the opportunity to attend a series of educational workshops on how to develop their full business plan.

Presentation on anti-money laundering and terrorist financing

Tuesday, Oct. 5
5:30 p.m.
Bastin Hall, room 303
Free, open to the public

The Citadel’s chapter of Beta Alpha Psi, an honors organization for those studying financial information, will host a speaker on Oct. 5 at 5:30 p.m.

Peter Wild, from management consulting firm McKinsey & Company, will give a presentation titled “How financial institutions have become an extension of law enforcement.”

He will discuss some of the origins of money laundering and financing of terrorism, with some examples. Some techniques for moving value without moving cash will be covered. It goes on to describe the global guidance for anti-money laundering and the regulatory environment for financial institutions mainly in the USA.

Founded in 1919, Beta Alpha Psi is an honor organization for financial information students and professionals. Only AACSB and/or EQUIS accredited colleges and universities are eligible.

The Citadel Beta Alpha Psi acquired a petitioning chapter in 2018 and expected to be a regular chapter in 2021. It is currently recruiting new members. Those interested in applying need to have a 3.0 GPA or high and must be an accounting or finance major. 

International Conference on Romanticism 2021

Thursday, Oct. 14 – Saturday, Oct. 16
Various times
Marriott Hotel (170 Lockwood Blvd, Charleston, SC)
Portions are free and open to the public

Multiple members of The Citadel community will participate in the International Conference on Romanticism.

The beginning panel, Charleston Bound, will be held at 5:30 on Thursday, Oct. 14, and will also be streamed on Facebook Live. The superstar lineup of panelists includes The Citadel Department of History professor Felice Knight, Ph.D. The panel will introduce participants to the history of Charleston relating to slavery.

Other members of The Citadel community will present throughout the conference. Registration is required to attend most events.

The conference theme is intended to accommodate a wide range of papers across such disciplines as art history, cultural history, literary studies, musicology, anthropology, and philosophy. The International Conference on Romanticism was founded in 1991 and aims to further the study of Romanticism across linguistic, national and political disciplines.

CGC in-person open house

Tuesday, Oct. 19
6 – 7:30 p.m.
Johnson Hagood Stadium, 4th Floor Club Level
Free, open to the public

The Citadel Graduate College will hold an in-person open house on Tuesday, Oct. 19 from 6 – 7:30 at Johnson Hagood Stadium, 4th Floor Club Level.

There is no cost for this event and it is open to anyone who may be interested in finding out about graduate programs or college transfer programs at The Citadel. Program directors and other faculty will be on site so that interested students can find out more about specific programs, the admissions process and other student services that are available to them.

To register for the event, click here. Additional information on the open house — and The Citadel Graduate College as a whole — can be found on their Facebook page.

Annual China Town Hall and discussion

Tuesday, Oct. 19
6 – 8 p.m.
Bond 165, The Citadel campus
Free, open to the public

The Citadel will participate in a nationwide event on U.S.-China relations, from 7 – 8 p.m. on Oct. 19. This event will be webcast live.

From 6 – 7 p.m., prior to the live webcast, Shao-cheng (Michael) Sun, Ph.D., assistant professor of political science at The Citadel, will present and lead a discussion on “Increasing U.S.-China Confrontation: China’s Rising Power.”

CNN host and best-selling author Fareed Zakaria will be the featured speaker for CHINA Town Hall 2021, a national conversation on how the U.S.-China relationship affects our cities, towns and communities.

The Citadel will join more than 80 venues across the country for the program, which will feature Zakaria in conversation with National Committee on U.S.-China Relations President Stephen Orlins, preceded by on-site discussions about U.S.-China relations and the issues that are having an impact on each local community, its institutions and the people themselves.

Established in 1966, the National Committee on United States-China Relations is the leading American non-profit, non-partisan public affairs organization devoted to building constructive relations between the United States and Greater China.

The Class of 1979 Leadership Day

Wednesday, Oct. 20
Various time
The Citadel campus and locations throughout the community
Open to the media

On Wednesday, Oct. 20, regularly scheduled classes are replaced with a Leadership Day training, seminar or service project for all cadets. The cadets will engage in service activities at more than 20 locations in the Lowcountry, such as leading classroom activities and cleaning up parks. They will also attend seminars on leadership and civic learning.

Citadel cadets volunteering during Leadership Day 2020

This year, Medal of Honor Recipient Sgt. Kyle White will be participating in Leadership Day activities, including presenting to the freshmen on Tuesday, Oct. 19.

For the first time, this year’s Leadership Day will include a closing ceremony, with short remarks from Col. Tom Clark, USMC (Ret.), ’85, executive director of the Krause Center, Col. Thomas Gordon, USMC (Ret.), ’91, the Commandant of Cadets, and Sgt. White. Those remarks will be followed by a Lowcountry Boil for the cadets.

On average, more than 8,000 hours of service to the Lowcountry are provided by the cadets each Leadership Day, and more than 20,000 annually. The Krause Center for Leadership and Ethics sponsors the event.

A nearly $1 million donation from the alumni class permanently endowed the Class of 1979 Leadership Day.

Leverett Lecture hosted by the Department of Psychology

Thursday, Oct. 21
6:15 – 7:30 p.m.
Bastin Hall, room 105
Free, open to the public

The Citadel’s Department of Psychology will host a Leverett Lecture on Oct. 21 titled “Well-being is a skill,” which will be delivered by guest lecturer Richard J. Davidson, Ph.D.

Davidson is the founder of Healthy Minds and is recognized as one of the most influential psychologists today and is a “friend and confidante” of the Dalai Lama.

Richard J. Davidson, Ph.D.

This event will be hosted on campus in Bastin 105; Davidson will join via Zoom.

The talk will consider scientific evidence that suggests that we can change our brains by transforming our minds and cultivate habits of mind that will improve well-being. These include happiness, resilience, compassion and emotional balance. Mental training to cultivate well-being has profound implications for the workplace including its impact on leadership, creativity, employee health, productivity and collaboration.

Each year The Department of Psychology invites a guest speaker to give the Leverett Lecture and opens the event to all faculty, staff, students and the community.

J. Patrick Leverett, Ph.D., served as a faculty member in The Citadel’s Department of Psychology for ten years. In July 2005, Leverett died tragically in a plane crash in Alaska. Upon his death, this annual event was created in his honor and to commemorate his many contributions to The Citadel.

Presentation on “The Citadel’s Climate Center: Working with the Lowcountry to Identify and Manage Climate threats”

Monday, Oct. 25
1 – 2 p.m.
Streamed via Zoom
Open to members of the College of Charleston Center for Creative Retirement

Scott Curtis, Ph.D., director of The Citadel’s Lt. Col. James B. Near Jr., USAF, ’77 Center for Climate Studies, will discuss the Center’s work to help the Lowcountry deal with climate change.

Scott Curtis, Ph.D.

Curtis will be speaking to the College of Charleston Center for Creative Retirement, focusing on the Center’s plans to involve The Citadel faculty across disciplines in climate research. Some of the areas the center plans to research are potential flooding fixes, environmental health issues, water quality, identifying dangerous microbes and microplastics in flood water and changing climate affects on national security.

Freshmen Pumpkin Carving Contest

Wednesday, Oct. 27
4 – 7 p.m.
Riverview Room, The Citadel campus
Free, open to media

The Swain Family School of Science and Mathematics will host a pumpkin carving contest on Wednesday, Oct. 27, to help freshmen cadets get into the Halloween spirit.

The competition will be held in the Riverview Room from 4 – 7 p.m. Food and drinks will be provided.

Cadets will form into teams of four or five, and many use what they’ve learned in their classes to help design or construct their pumpkins.

There will be various other competitions throughout the event. Judges will analyze the pumpkins based on visual impact, craftmanship and quality, originality and best in show; prizes will be awarded to the teams who best showcase their pumpkin-carving skills.

Four cadets from The Citadel attend National Honors Conference

Wednesday Oct. 27 – Sunday Oct. 31
Walt Disney World – Orlando, FL

The Citadel Honors Program is sending four cadets along with the director, Deirdre Ragan, Ph.D., to the National Collegiate Honors Council Annual Conference at Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL.

While at the conference, the delegates from The Citadel will attend presentations, keynote speeches and round table discussions on a wide variety of student led research topics, from a pool of thousands of fellow honors students studying around the nation. Additionally, all four cadets submitted research presentation applications to the panel for an opportunity to present their own work to the conference, with all applications from The Citadel making the cut.

Their four presentations range in topic from the Arts and Humanities to Intelligence and STEM fields as well. Leading these cadets, Ragan’s work in STEM field accessibility was also selected for presentation at the conference.

Public lecture from The Citadel’s Visiting Fulbright Scholar

Thursday, Oct. 28
5 p.m.
Greater Issues Room, Mark Clark Hall
Free, open to the public

The Citadel School of Humanities and Social Science’s first Visiting Fulbright Scholar, Marc Doucet, Ph.D., will give a public lecture on Thursday, Oct. 28.

The address will focus on the humanitarian governance of international intervention.

Marc Doucet, Ph.D.

Doucet joins The Citadel from Saint Mary’s University, where is is a full professor of Political Science. He earned his Ph.D. and M.A. in Political Science from the University of Ottawa and his Baccalaureate in Social Sciences with a specialization in Political Science from the Université de Moncton.

While at The Citadel this semester, Doucet will be collaborating with members of the Department of Political Science and teaching an advanced special topics course on Critical International Relations for cadets and day students.

Special events during October home football games

The Citadel Football team plays the Virginia Military Institute at Alumni Memorial Field in Lexington, Virginia on Saturday, April 17, 2021.

The Citadel Football vs. VMI
Parents’ Weekend

Saturday, Oct. 2
2 p.m.
Johnson Hagood Stadium

Tickets starting at $17, to purchase call 843-953-3647 or visit citadelsports.com/tickets.

The Citadel Football’s game against VMI on Parents’ Weekend will feature a foam finger giveaway, a pregame flyover, a halftime drill performance by the Summerall Guards and a postgame presentation of the Silver Shako Trophy to the winning team. 

The Citadel Football vs. Western Carolina
Leaders in Philanthropy, Faculty & Staff Appreciation, and Medical Professional Day

Oct. 23
2 p.m.
Johnson Hagood Stadium

A special buy one, get one ticket deal is available for faculty and staff of The Citadel and a group ticket price of $10 each is available for medical professionals. All other tickets start at $17. To purchase call 843-953-3647 or visit citadelsports.com/tickets.

The Citadel Athletics invite all leaders in philanthropy, faulty and staff and medical professionals out to The Citadel Football game against Western Carolina. The game will include recognition throughout the game.

Athletics will also be collecting images of faculty and staff and medical professionals to show on the videoboard at the game. Send pictures of you, your friends or family working at The Citadel or in a medical profession to sportmarketing@citadel.edu to be shown on the videoboard during pregame. All pictures must be submitted by 5 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 21st.

The Citadel Football vs. Mercer
Hall of Fame, Gold Star Kidet Game, Educators’ Day, FCA Day and JROTC Day

Oct. 30
2 p.m.
Johnson Hagood Stadium

A special buy one, get one ticket deal is available for Gold Star Kidets and a group ticket price of $10 each is available for educators, FCA members and JROTC members. All other tickets start at $17. To purchase call 843-953-3647 or visit citadelsports.com/tickets.

The Citadel Athletics invite all educators, Gold Star Kidets, FCA members and JROTC members out to The Citadel Football game against Mercer. Educators and groups in attendance will be recognized throughout the game.
Athletics will also be collecting images of educatorsto show on the videoboardat the game. Send pictures of you, yourfriends or family working as an educator to sportmarketing@citadel.edu to be shown on the videoboard during pregame.All pictures must be submitted by 5 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 28.

The Gold Star Kidets Program is a community outreach program to motivate the youth in the area to work hard in the classroom. This program is to model the academic success and the symbolism of the “Gold Star” for the Corps of Cadets recognized for their high performance in the classroom. Elementary aged students (1st – 6th grade) achieving all As and Bs on their report card will be awarded a buy one get one ticket for Gold Star Kidet games, a sticker, a certificate and have their name on the videoboard providing they purchase a ticket more than 48 hours before game day. For more information and to sign up click here.

Cyber Awareness Month events for the campus community

The Citadel’s Department of Cyber and Computer Sciences will hold multiple events throughout October, which is Cyber Security Awareness Month, for members of The Citadel community.

The department’s dates and events for the month include:

Oct. 6: Citadel Department of Defense Cyber Institute (CDCI) will be partnering with the Career Center to welcome and speak with students regarding cybersecurity careers at the Career Fair taking place in Buyer Auditorium.

Oct. 13: CDCI will host a student-led Lunch and Learn in the Riverview Room; this event will be open to faculty and staff.

Oct. 20: CDCI will participate in Leadership Day, which will include speaker(s) from the industry and giveaways.

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Upcoming News from The Citadel – September 2021 https://today.citadel.edu/upcoming-news-from-the-citadel-september-2021/ Mon, 30 Aug 2021 20:12:37 +0000 https://today.citadel.edu/?p=26108 A look at some of the events happening in and around The Citadel’s campus, including dress parades, Homecoming 2020, 9/11 memorials, and more.]]>

Note: All events below are conditions-based as pandemic continues. Changes will be noted here.

Public safety officer promotion ceremony

Wednesday, Sept. 1
3 p.m.
Swain Boating Center
Closed to the public; open to media

The Citadel Department of Public Safety will be conducting a promotion ceremony for two of its staff members.

Officer Clarence Brisbane will be promoted to the position of Patrol Sergeant, and Dispatcher Thomas Shaffer will be promoted to the position of Patrol Officer.

Brisbane has been with the department for three years, and is a four-year veteran of the Marine Corps. Shaffer has been with the department for nearly two years; prior to his time in Public Safety, he served as an armorer with the Commandant’s Office starting in 2016 and is a 20-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force.

First military dress parade of the year

Friday, Sept. 3
3:45 p.m.
Summerall Field, The Citadel campus
Free, open to the public

Review parade held on March 6, 2020, prior to the hiatus due to the pandemic

After a year-long hiatus due to the pandemic, The Citadel will hold its first military dress parade on Friday, Sept. 3 at 3:45 p.m.

During the parade, the winners of the President’s and Summerall Cup will be announced.

  • The President’s Cup is awarded annually to the cadet company earning the highest overall score in the areas of academics, military bearing, physical effectiveness, freshman retention, Regimental Commander’s Bowl, and service learning. It is the highest honor that can be won by a cadet company.
  • The Charles P. Summerall Cup is presented annually by the Provost of the College to the cadet company with the highest grade point average as calculated from all classes of cadets assigned for the fall and spring semesters of the previous school year. This is the top unit academic award and is one of the criteria for the President’s Cup.

The tradition of parading troops can be traced back to the time of Alexander the Great, and the South Carolina Corps of Cadets’ Friday afternoon dress parades reflect those drill procedures and movements of the past.

Modern day dress parades are conducted to inspect troops, render honors, preserve tradition and foster espirit de corps. At various times throughout the year, parades are also used to present awards and recognize students, faculty, staff and other notable figures.

For more information, or to view the fall 2021 parade schedule, please visit the Parade Schedule webpage.

President’s List and Gold Star awards parade

Friday, Sept. 10
3:45 p.m.
Summerall Field, The Citadel campus
Free, open to the public

The second military dress parade of the year will honor those cadets and students who were named to the President’s List or who earned gold stars for superior academic performance.

The President’s List is one of the most distinguished cadet awards presented by The Citadel. It indicates excellence in academics and military duties.

Gold stars are awarded to cadets and students who have earned a grade point ratio of 3.7 or higher.

9/11 Memorial Carillon Concert

Saturday, Sept. 11
Various times
Behind Summerall Chapel, The Citadel campus
Free, open to the public

The Carillon and War Memorial, front, on The Citadel campus

Michael Varnadore, The Citadel Carillonist, will perform In Memoriam by John Courter on the Thomas Dry Howie Carillion at The Citadel on Saturday Sept. 11. The Carillon is located near Summerall Chapel and close to The Citadel War Memorial.

This musical piece will be replayed several times on 9-11 to coordinate with scheduled memorial activities on campus that day.

The Thomas Dry Howie Carillon at The Citadel is one of the largest in the country.

A columbarium is located on the first floor of the tower. The playing cabin is on the third floor. This houses the Clavier, which is used to manually play the bells. Above the third floor is the Belfry, which is accessible via a set of stairs and holds the 59 tuned bells.

Homecoming makeup: celebrating the Class of 1970’s 50th reunion, special 9/11 display

Friday-Sunday, Sept. 10-12
Various times
The Citadel campus
Free, parade and football game open to the public

The postponed Homecoming 2020 — honoring the classes that end in ‘0 and ‘5 — will be held on the weekend of Sept. 10-12.

In addition to traditional Homecoming activates, the School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS) — with support from the Fine Arts program — will exhibit a fragment of steel from the World Trade Center.

It will be displayed as a memorial, with a cadet honor guard, on the side porch of Mark Clark Hall from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. on Sept. 11.

The SHSS received the fragment in 2013; it was displayed in the lobby of Capers Hall until it was relocated for the building’s demolition.

For a full list of Homecoming activities, click here.

Homecoming 2021 is scheduled for Nov. 12-14.

Walk to Fight Hunger

Sunday, Sept. 19
Riverfront Park, North Charleston
Donations requested, open to the public

Students and a faculty member from the Clinical Counseling program at The Citadel are raising funds for the Lowcountry Food Bank.

On the team’s donation page they say: “One of our educational values is to fight for equitable resources and opportunities for all. We have decided to take part in the walk for hunger as one way of doing this.”

The work started as part of a social justice project for a multicultural counseling course held over the summer. Now, some students from that class — and their professor, Crystal Hank, Psy.D. — are getting ready to participate in a walk against hunger on Sunday, Sept. 19.

The group has already raised $750 for the Food Bank, and they are still collecting donations.

For more information, or to make a donation, click here.

Events to recognize Constitution Day

Tuesday, Sept. 21 and Thursday, Sept. 23
7 p.m.
Bond Hall, Room 165 and the Altman Center
Free, open to the public

With national Constitution Day approaching on Sept. 17, the college continues to reinforce the importance of constitutional learning. The Citadel School of Humanities and Social Sciences is sponsoring two events. Both are free and open to everyone, facemasks required.

The first is at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 21. It will be a public reading of the Constitution involving volunteers from across campus and the community; those wishing to volunteer should contact Professor Scott Segrest at ssegrest@citadel.edu. It will be followed by a discussion led by a professor of Political Science.

The event will take place in Bond Hall, 165. There is free parking on campus. A virtual campus map is here.

The second event, from 7 – 9 p.m. on Sept. 23, will feature a constitutional expert, Prof. Richard Garnett, JD. He is the Paul J. Schierl/Fort Howard Corporation Professor of Law and Concurrent Professor of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame, where he is also the founding director of the Program on Church, State & Society. 

The event on Sept. 23 will be held in the Altman Center, which is the building at the end of the football stadium facing Fishburne St. The address is 68C Hagood Ave., and there is complimentary parking just outside of the building.

Both events are sponsored by the School of Humanities with generous support from the Henry and Jenny Johnson Endowment for Historical Studies.

Ecos: Resonances of SC Latino Stories

Tuesday-Saturday, July 30 – Sept. 10
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. 
Public Works Art Center (135 West Richardson Ave, Summerville)
Free, open to the public

The Universe Conspires, by Lauren Andreu; part of the Ecos exhibition

Ecos (Echoes) is a collaborative, multimedia art exhibition featuring the stories of Latino immigrants in the Lowcountry, interpreted by 20 select Latino South Carolina visual artists.

The exhibit will be on display Tuesday-Saturday, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m, until it closes on Sept. 10.This is sponsored by The Citadel Oral History program.

Ecos combines the power of art and storytelling to assert a more accurate and humane understanding of immigration.

Visitors to the exhibition have the opportunity to listen to each audio story and read its transcription as they view the artwork inspired by it.

This Citadel Oral History program initiative has been made possible through the support of the Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation and was coordinated in partnership with Palmetto Luna Arts. 

For more information about the exhibit, click here.

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The Citadel Distinguished Scholars program hosts two information sessions

Thursday, April 1 and Thursday, April 15
7 p.m.
Virtual, via Zoom
Free, open to The Citadel community

Earning prestigious scholarships — like the Rhodes or Knight-Hennessy Scholarships — can be life-changing events that open doors to future careers.

That’s one reason why The Citadel Distinguished Scholars Program (CPD) is hosting two information sessions — one for a Rhodes Scholarship and another for the Knight-Hennessy.

Former Rhodes Scholar Steve Harrison will tell his scholastic story, via Zoom, on Thursday, April 1 at 7 p.m. The Rhodes Scholarship is considered one of the most aspirational awards for scholars. Harrison, a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, is a member of the CDP Advisory Board.

On April 15, Luke Anthony Peña, the Knight-Hennessy Director of Admission, will join the CDP to discuss Stanford University’s program to cultivate a diverse, multidisciplinary community of emerging leaders from around the world.

To attended the April 1 session for Rhodes Scholarships, click here.

To attended the April 15 for Knight-Hennessy Scholarships, click here.

For more information, please contact the CPD director, Earl Walker, Ph.D., at walkerw@citadel.edu or the administrator, Vanya Perez, at vperez@citadel.edu.

Presentations on “Current counterintelligence issues and challenges”

Monday, April 5
4 p.m.
Virtual, via Zoom
Free, open to the public

The Citadel’s Department of Intelligence and Security Studies is partnering with The Bush School of Government and Public Service, at Texas A&M University, to address new issues in intelligence.

The April 5 event will feature the following three presentations:

“The evolution of espionage in the 21st century: Teaching the next generation of counterintelligence professionals”

Presented by Gary Ross, director of Intelligence Studies at The Bush School’s Washington, DC Teaching Site.

During his twenty-seven-year career as a special agent and supervisory special agent, Ross conducted and supervised criminal, counterintelligence and counterterrorism investigations and operations for the Department of Defense, Office of the Director of National Intelligence and Department of Homeland Security.

The misuse of the ISA during the COVID-19 crisis in Israel

Presented by Avner Barnea, Ph.D., a research fellow with the National Security Studies Center at the University of Haifa.

Barnea is formerly a senior employee of the Israel Security Agency. He is also a senior lecturer at the Business School, the academic College of Netanya. Barnea is the author of We Did Not Anticipate That: Comparative Analysis of Intelligence FAilures in the National Field and in Business, set to publish in English in 2021.

The persistence of insider intelligence threats

Presented by Jonathan Nelson, a retired U.S. Air Force (USAF) Special Agent.

Nelson served in the USAF from 1998 to 2019 with 15 years of service focused on federal law enforcement and counterintelligence. Some of his previous assignments include the regional program manager for USAF counterintelligence operations in Europe and Africa and as a supervisory special agent overseeing investigative support in the Pacific.

To join the Zoom meeting, click here.

Final round of the 2021 Corps-Wide Speaking Competition

Wednesday, April 7
2:15 p.m.
Buyer Auditorium
Free, open to the public (pre-registration required by emailing sfourney@citadel.edu)

Every member of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets has a personal story to tell — and one of the annual traditions on campus gives them a chance to win money for speaking up.

Though the pandemic has limited the number of people who can listen to those stories, the final round of the 11th Annual Henry Dale Smith Corps-Wide Public Speaking Contest will held on Wednesday, April 7 at 2:15 p.m.

The seven finalists and their speech topics are:

  • Adam Walker – “Triumphant failure”
  • Shiloh Smiles – “The mask I wear”
  • Desmond Sigler – “The three I’s to life and success”
  • Ashley Coplo – “Because of my mother”
  • John Morris – “Social media: A pandemic of sheep”
  • Daniel Wilkes – “An old to Charlie Brown”
  • Nicholas Fricchione – “Thank you, grandparents”

Judges of the final round include the former director and namesake of The Citadel speaking lab, Patricia McArver, as well as WCSC-Live 5 reporter Carter Coyle.

To reserve a seat, contact Sean Fourney, Ph.D., at sfourney@citadel.edu.

The first-place winner will earn the title “Best Speaker in the Corps,” an award included in the college’s annual Commencement Week Awards Convocation, as well as a $500 prize. The second-place cadet will receive $300.

The speaking competition is hosted by The Patricia McArver Public Speaking Lab, where students, faculty and staff can polish their public speaking skills. From timid talkers to confident communicators, The Public Speaking Lab works one-on-one with a variety of individuals to create great presenters.

Citadel professor speaks in “Telling truer stories: Restorative responses beyond CofC”

Wednesday, April 7
5 – 6:30 p.m.
Virtual, via Zoom (registration required by clicking here)
Free, open to the public

A professor of History at The Citadel will participate in a panel discussion, hosted by The College of Charleston Center for the Study of Slavery in Charleston, focused on universities’ efforts to address racism, inclusion and equality.

Felice Knight, Ph.D., will be part of a panel discussion titled “Truth-Telling at Other Universities” on Wednesday, April 7 at 5 p.m.

Topics Knight expects to cover include her work as the chair of the Universities Studying Slavery Committee and as chair of a subcommittee on the 2021 President’s Task Force in Race, Diversity and Inclusion.

Other speakers on the panel include:

  • Ashley Schmidt, Universities Studying Slavery Consortium, University of Virginia
  • Rhondda Thomas, Clemson University

The other panel in the session is “Restorative Responses by the Charleston Community” and will feature:

  • Amber Johnson, EIRC (Equity, Inclusion and Racial Conciliation) City of Charleston
  • Tina Singleton, YWCA of Greater Charleston Racial Equity Institute
  • Arthur McFarland, CAJM (Charleston Area Justice Ministry)

To register for the event, click here.

SEISA Annual Conference

April 7 – April 10
Various times
Virtual, via Zoom (registration required by clicking here)
Free, open to the public

The Citadel and College of Charleston are co-hosting the Southeastern Immigration Studies Association’s annual conference, which will take place on April 7 – 10. 

This year’s conference is titled “Immigration in Overlapping Pandemics: Racism, COVID and a Call for Systematic Change.”

This conference promises to bring together interdisciplinary perspectives from scholars, practitioners and community-based advocates to discuss pressing contemporary issues related to immigration in the Southeast.

The keynote address will be given by Laura Emiko Soltis, Ph.D., Director of Freedom University in Georgia.

To register for the event, click here.

For more information, click here or contact Dr. Nancy Aguirre at naguirre@citadel.edu.

ROTC Awards Ceremony

Thursday, April 8
4 p.m.
McAllister Field House
Closed to the public

The Citadel ROTC departments provide cadets with officer training during college to allow them to begin their military careers as officers after graduation. Through the departments, which include Air Force/Space Force ROTC, Army ROTC, Marines ROTC and Navy ROTC, The Citadel is one of the nation’s proven producers of top military leaders.

Cadets during Joint ROTC Awards Ceremony
Cadets during Joint ROTC Awards Ceremony in 2019

Annually, the departments nominate their finest cadets and active duty students for awards. This year’s more than 100 award recipients will be honored in a private ceremony on Thursday, April 8 in McAlister Field House.

Though the event will be closed due to COVID protocols, it will be live-streamed. A link will be posted here when it is available.

Cadets participate in national cyber exercise by the National Security Agency

Thursday, April 8 – Saturday, April 10
Virtual
Closed to the public

Citadel cadets will, virtually, go head-to-head with other cadets and students from the Service Academies and Senior Military Colleges during a competition series hosted by the National Security Agency (NSA).

The NSA cyber exercise — called NCX — is a year-round, education, training and exercise program. NCX culminates in an annual three-day cyber competition that challenges students at the U.S. Service Academies and Senior Military Colleges in near full-spectrum Cyber operations.

NCX helps prepare the nation’s next generation of cyber leaders and warriors in defending the Nation from an ever-increasing number of cyber threats. The winning school receives the coveted NCX trophy.

Additionally, all the participants will receive a certificate signed by Gen. Paul Nakasone, the director of the NSA and commander of United States Cyber Command.

Learn more about The Citadel’s Cyber Operations degree here.

Student Excellence Day

Friday, April 9
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Deas Hall gymnasium
Free, open to The Citadel community

Each spring at The Citadel, top cadets and students share their scholarship at the annual Student Excellence Day.

This year’s event will be held in-person in the Deas Hall gymnasium on April 9, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

73 cadets and students will be presenting posters that represent the research they’ve conducted over the past year.

In addition to the research being presented, there will be food trucks and raffles.

Academy of Engineers

Thursday, April 15
5 – 8 p.m.
Holliday Alumni Center (invitation only) and virtual, via Zoom
Free, open to the public

Every year, The Citadel School of Engineering honors engineers who have lived a life consistent with the school’s mission, which is to educate and develop principled engineering leaders to serve a global community.

Annually, the School celebrates these inductees in a formal ceremony. However, due to the pandemic, last year’s ceremony had to be cancelled.

This year’s event will honor the four inductees from 2020 — including The Citadel President Gen. Glenn Walters, USMC (Ret.), ’79 — along with two members who will be inducted in to the Academy’s Class of 2021.

New inductees include Vice Admiral Jan E Tighe, USN (Ret.) and Rebecca Ufkes, ’94.

To watch the ceremony live, click here.

Star of the West competition

Friday, April 16
3:20 p.m.
Summerall Field, The Citadel campus
Free, open to the public

An annual, spring tradition at The Citadel is the competition to be named best-drilled cadet.

This year’s Star of the West competition will be held on Friday, April 16 on Summerall Field.

Cadets competing in the 2019 Star of the West finals

The winner will have his or her name engraved on the Star of the West monument on Summerall Field. The monument was raised in 1961, 100 years after Citadel cadets fired upon the Star of the West ship in the Civil War. Inscribed on the monument are all Star of the West competition winners. The winner will also be presented with the Star of the West medal, which contains wood from the old ship.

The competition, which began at The Citadel in 1886, is an annual event that recognizes and celebrates the precision required in military maneuvers and leadership positions in general.

Earth Day panel on “Resilience in the 21st century: Exploring the social, economic and environmental aspects of climate change for Charleston”

Thursday, April 22
3 – 5 p.m.
Virtual, via Zoom
Free, open to the public

Three members of The Citadel community will participate in a Charleston-area academic panel to celebrate Earth Day.

Mostafa Batouli, Ph.D., Scott Curtis, Ph.D., and Jay Goosby Smith, Ph.D., will virtually join speakers from the College of Charleston and the Medical University of South Carolina on Thursday, April 22.

The panel and discussions will focus on the need for, and understanding of, resilience across social, economic and environmental systems.

Questions addressed will include:

  • Given predicted sea level rise, more extreme hurricanes, more extreme rain events and shifting ocean currents, how will Charlestonians have to create resilient, climate-just systems in the coming decades?
  • What infrastructure will have to be created, and how will it be paid for, to help Charleston adapt to a warmer planet?
  • How will the political will be developed to tackle this “wicked problem” that faces us all?

The event is intended for faculty, staff and students of the three institutions, but is open to the public as well.

To watch the panel discussion, click here.

Storm The Citadel (cancelled)

Cancelled due to weather

The pandemic may have changed some elements but, one year after celebrating its 10th anniversary, Storm The Citadel is back.

The competition will challenge young competitors with science, math and engineering challenges as they design, build and test their trebuchets, or medieval-style catapults, as well as miniature bridges and water bottle rockets.

This year’s competition will be scaled down from earlier years, to allow for social distancing. Normally several thousand competitors, teachers, coaches and parents would attend; this year, however, fewer schools were allowed to register and there are limits on how many parents and teachers can attend.

Co-hosted by Google and The Citadel’s STEM Center of Excellence along with the School of Engineering, Zucker Family School of Education and the Swain Family School of Science and Mathematics, Storm The Citadel promotes STEM education and allows students to use the skills they learn in the classroom in tangible, exciting ways.

Registration for STEAM Camp

Registration is now open for The Citadel STEAM Camp, which will be held June 21-25. The event will run from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. each day.

All rising 5th – 8th grade students are invited to join the treasure hunt-themed event. 

Led by faculty and cadets from The Citadel, campers will use cutting-edge 3D technology, scientific analysis and military protocols to track down, rescue and protect important international cultural artifacts throughout history from WWII to modern-day in this hands-on interdisciplinary experience.

The camp will be taught on The Citadel campus. COVID protocols include mandatory masks for all students, counselors and faculty, reduced-size class capacity and frequent sanitization of the room.

The cost is $250 per week. Snacks will be provided, but students will need to bring lunch from home each day. A limited number of fee reduction waivers are available for Title I Schools.

The camp is led by co-directors Tiffany Silverman from The Citadel Fine Arts program and Jennifer Albert, Ph.D., from The Citadel STEM Center of Excellence.

To register, click here.

For more information or questions about registration, please contact Ashley Andrews at 843-953-7121 or ashley.andrews@citadel.edu

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Upcoming News from The Citadel – March 2021 https://today.citadel.edu/upcoming-news-from-the-citadel-march-2021/ Mon, 08 Mar 2021 14:25:54 +0000 https://today.citadel.edu/?p=22388 A look at some of the events happening in and around The Citadel’s campus, including those honoring Women's History Month.]]>

Global Women in Leadership Day

Monday, March 8
9-11 a.m.
Virtual, via WebEx
Free, open to The Citadel community and the public

One of the first major events for Women’s History Month on campus involves a high-flying graduate from The Citadel Graduate College.

Alecia Lopez Floyd — who earned a Master’s in Business Administration in 2009 and a Master’s in Project Management in 2016 — currently works in leadership development for Boeing. Now, she’s working with her alma mater to host an event celebrating International Women’s Day.

Floyd, along with The Citadel’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council and the Diversity Advisory Board, are hosting the event virtually on Monday, March 8 from 9 to 11 a.m.

The event will focus on self-preservation, especially during times of isolation, and will feature speakers cross the world, including:

  • Alicia Lopez Floyd – United States
  • Anu Hatti – India
  • Ilaria Sbrilli – Italy
  • Samhita Seal – India
  • Catherine Ahdjila Geffroy – France
  • Saranya Udayakumar – India
  • Agnieszka  Buczak – Poland

The women specifically address areas such as self-awareness, self-efficacy, self-promotion and self-care. The event will also include a 15-minute breakout session.

To join the session, click here.

Meeting number (access code): 144 762 0621
Meeting password: aDVDmk445DZ

First round on the 2021 Corps-Wide Speaking Competition

Monday, March 22
2-4 p.m.
Patricia McArver Public Speaking Lab
Open to cadets

Every member of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets has a personal story to tell — and one of the annual traditions on campus gives them a chance to win money for speaking up.

Though the pandemic has forced some small changes to the structure, the 11th Annual Henry Dale Smith Corps-Wide Public Speaking Contest will kick off on March 22.

From 2 – 4 p.m., cadets are invited to record a five to seven minute speech in the Patricia McArver Public Speaking Lab, in Bond 367.

Competing cadets can present original speeches on topics such as:

  • A personal story that shaped their life
  • History revisited
  • The benefits of science
  • How culture has shaped them or society
  • A hobby or passion

The following round will be held the week after, where cadets will present their speeches, live, to judges. Speeches given in that round will be open for the public.

The first-place winner will earn the title “Best Speaker in the Corps,” an award included in the college’s annual Commencement Week Awards Convocation, as well as a $500 prize. The second-place cadet will receive $300.

The speaking competition is hosted by The Patricia McArver Public Speaking Lab, where students, faculty and staff can polish their public speaking skills. From timid talkers to confident communicators, The Public Speaking Lab works one-on-one with a variety of individuals to create great presenters.

Presentations on “Climate change and its impact on international and national security”

Tuesday, March 15
6 p.m.
Virtual, via Zoom
Free, open to the public

The threat of climate change brings with it wide-ranging risks. One of those risks is to national security, not just for the United States but for the world as a whole.

That’s why The Citadel’s Department of Intelligence and Security Studies is focusing on climate change for its upcoming session of Emerging National Security Topics.

The presentation on March 15 will feature:

The lecture series will be streamed online at 6 p.m.

Click here to join the Zoom meeting.

The Emerging Topics Lecture Series is open to the public, and is especially designed for Citadel cadets and students, and others interested in hearing national security issues by Citadel faculty members, alongside other international experts.

The Gold Star Journal Academic Conference

Tuesday, March 30
6-7:30 p.m.
Buyer Auditorium
Free, open to Citadel cadets, students, faculty and staff

The Citadel’s premier scholarly publication, The Gold Star Journal, will celebrate its 25th anniversary during an Academic Conference on Tuesday, March 30.

The featured speakers will be the published authors from the 2021 edition of The Gold Star Journal. Authors and papers published in this year’s edition include:

  • Hannah Dion, 2022, Biology Major, “Cleopatra:  The Propagated Villain of Rome”
  • Joseph M. Field, 2021, Political Science Major, “The Importance of Military Discipline in the 17th Century Manchu Army as Seen in Dzengseo’s ‘Diary of my Service in the Army’”
  • Nick Fricchione, 2021, History Major, “German War Graves: A Tragic and Somber Reminder of Cost of War”
  • Frank Hoffman, Graduate Student, International Politics and Military Affairs Major, “Engaged Containment: A Viable Solution to the North Korea Problem”
  • Thomas Kyte, 2022, Political Science Major, One Belt and One Road Right Through Ethiopia?
  • Ashley Ruiz, 2022, Political Science and Intelligence Major, “Geopolitical Impacts of Wahhabism in the Middle East”
  • Jalen Singleton, 2022, Computer Science Major, “Cybersecurity and Cryptography: The Interrelation”
  • Shiloh Smiles, 2021, Computer Science and Cyber Operations Major, “Implications of Quantum Computing on Computational Complexity Theory”
  • Dylan R. Wood, 2023, Mechanical Engineering, “Electric Car Battery Development and Analysis”

The conference will include presentations and awards.  Free copies of the journal will be available.

This year’s edition features nine cross-disciplinary papers written by The Citadel’s best and brightest undergraduate and graduate students and many photographs taken by Citadel students.

Social distancing will be enforced, and hand sanitizer will be provided upon entry.

Registration for The Citadel Applied Physics Experience

Faculty and cadets in the department are working with high school students three times a year through The Citadel Applied Physics Experience. It’s a virtual, but still hands-on, “class” that teaches high school students about physics and expands their knowledge of the study’s practical applications.

The department is currently accepting registrations for both the spring and summer sessions, after having kicked off the program in the fall semester. Faculty and cadets in the Department of Physics will continue to hold events like this three times a year — in both semesters and during the summer.

The experience is not limited to certain high schools. Physics faculty members will send a kit, for the hands-on portion, to registered students — so anyone who can receive mail can participate. Any student can participate regardless of STEM background.

For more information on The Citadel Applied Physics Experience, click here.

To register for the spring session, click here. The deadline for this session is March 12.

To register for the summer session, click here. The deadline for this session is June 15.

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Upcoming News from The Citadel – Black History Month and February 2021 https://today.citadel.edu/upcoming-news-from-the-citadel-black-history-month-and-february-2021/ Thu, 28 Jan 2021 22:12:59 +0000 https://today.citadel.edu/?p=21700 A look at some of the big February events happening in and around The Citadel’s campus, including events celebrating Black History Month.]]>

Black History Month at The Citadel

The Why and the How: The Making of the International African American Museum

Tuesday, Feb. 2
3 – 4 p.m.
International African American Museum, 10 Wharfside St., Charleston
Free; closed to the public, open to media

The former leader of the City of Charleston, Joseph Riley Jr., ’64, will lead off The Citadel’s recognition of Black History Month.

Riley, who served as mayor for more than four decades, is now a professor of American Government and Public Policy for his alma mater, the Military College of South Carolina.

On the second day of Black History Month, Riley and Citadel history professor Kerry Taylor, Ph.D., will take their interdisciplinary class — filled with cadets studying History and Political Science — to visit the future site of the International African American Museum (IAAM).

Taylor, who specializes in African American history, is the director of the Charleston Oral History program.

Elijah Heyward, the chief operating officer for the IAAM, will lead the classes on a tour of the Museum, which is still under construction.

“I believe for the students this will be a most meaningful college experience, for they will study a project that is under constriction and learn much about our nation’s long-hidden history,” said Riley. “Upon graduation, in years to come, I have no doubt the Museum will be part of their return visits to Charleston.”

This collaborative course, while offering Citadel cadets the unique opportunity to learn African American history through the establishment of the IAAM, is as much a study of history as it is a study of the making of history, drawing additionally on the disciplines of marketing, finance, architecture and design, civil engineering, public policy, and project management.

Riley and Taylor are also planning a second visit to the Museum later in the semester.

A Black History Month Virtual Presentation of the Freedom House Medics

Tuesday, Feb. 16
6:30 p.m.
Virtual via Zoom (Meeting ID: 935 7497 9093 | Passcode: 825805)  
Free; open to the public

On Saturday, Feb. 16, The Citadel Health Careers Society will host guest speakers author Kevin Hazzard, ’99, and Freedom House medic John Moon for a virtual discussion about the struggles and the triumphs of Pittsburgh’s Freedom House medics, an all-Black group of paramedics who made history as they fought for recognition during the heart of the Civil Rights movement.

Hazzard, a former paramedic and the author of A Thousand Naked Strangers, is currently writing a book about the Freedom House medics.  You can read more about the Freedom House medics in a Hazzard’s feature story “The First Responders,” which appeared in the Atavist Magazine.

The event, which will be steamed via Zoom, is free and open to the public.

Click here to join the Zoom meeting.

Discussion of “Denmark Vesey’s Garden: Slavery and Memory in the Cradle of the Confederacy”

Thursday, Feb. 18 and Wednesday, Feb 24
3 p.m.
Virtual, via Zoom
Free; open to the public

Before a monument honoring him was erected in Hampton Park, near The eastern border of The Citadel campus, Denmark Vesey was a formerly enslaved person accused of planning a major slave revolt in Charleston.

In honor of Black History Month — 199 years after his execution — The Citadel is working with the authors of Denmark Vesey’s Garden: Slavery and Memory in the Cradle of the Confederacy, to understand more about Vesey’s life and legacy.

The Daniel Library and the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council will host two virtual discussions of the book. Participants are requested — but not required — to read it before hand; the Daniel Library has several copies and an eBook in its collection.

Earlier in the year, Jaye Goosby Smith, Ph.D., and John Ray Roberts interviewed the authors, Ethan Kytle, Ph.D., and Blain Roberts, Ph.D, both history professors at California State University, Fresno; the recorded interview can be viewed here.

A link to the Zoom meeting will be provided a few days before each session. 

SC Historical Association Annual Meeting and Conference

Friday, Feb. 26 and Saturday, Feb. 27
Virtual via Zoom
$30; open to the public

Multiple speakers at this year’s South Carolina Historical Association (SCHA) will speak on various topics within Black History and Women’s History. One of those speakers will be Citadel professor Felice Knight, Ph.D.

She specializes in African American History with an emphasis on slavery during the early national and antebellum periods.

Knight will chair the first panel, on Saturday at 9 a.m., titled “Telling and Retelling South Carolina Stories.” She will also participate in another panel, starting at 10:30 a.m.; the panel’s theme is “Memory, Conflict, and Present-Day Debates,” and Knight will present on “The Charleston Orphan House and the Institutionalization of Benevolence and Bondage.”

Knight is not the only Citadel connection to the conference — History professor Melanie Maddox, Ph.D., serves as the vice president of SCHA and worked to organize the conference.

SCHA was founded in 1931 to help enhance the teaching and study of all areas of history. The association has a diverse membership that includes university professors, graduate students, archivists, public historians and even park rangers.

Other events in February

Fifth German American Business Summit

Feb. 4
10 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Virtual via Zoom
Free; open to the public

The 5th annual German-American Business Summit will virtually bring together German companies in the Southeast who are looking to establish stronger ties with the undergraduate education in the area.

The event will include a recruiting session, keynote presentation and panel discussions from business leaders, as well as a virtual networking reception.

No knowledge of German is necessary to attend the summit.

The summit is made possible by the College of Charleston’s German Program, School of Languages, Cultures, and World Affairs, Career Center, and School of Business, in partnership with The Citadel and Trident Technical College.

Tickets this year are free, though participants are able to provide an additional contribution while registering.

To register or find more information, click here. A link to the Zoom meeting will be provided upon registration.

The Citadel Minority Contractor Information Session

Tuesday, Feb. 16
5:30 – 7 p.m.
The Altman Center on The Citadel campus; Zoom
Free; open to all minority contractors

The Citadel Minority Contractor Information Session will be held from 5:30 – 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 16, in the college’s Altman Center, which is the building at the end of the football stadium facing Fishburne St. The address is 68C Hagood Ave., and there is complimentary parking just outside of the building.

The session is open to all minority contractors in South Carolina.

The college’s Department of Finance and Department of Facilities and Engineering are working together to grow the number of minority contractors the college has as resources to bid on services and projects, including the Capers Hall Replacement Project.

The Citadel will begin demolishing Capers Hall in the summer of 2021. The Capers Hall Replacement Project will cost $68 million. Of that amount, $50 million will go toward construction.

Registration for in-person attendance is requested, but not required, by calling Nate Spells, Jr. at (803) 754-3395, extension 316, or by emailing cdi@cdi-sc.com.

The session can be attended virtually by registering at this link.

The information session is being held with several community partners including the Hispanic Business Association Charleston, the National Action Network Southeast chapter and the Charleston Trident Urban League.

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