Upcoming news from The Citadel – March 2018

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Marines to share memories of Vietnam War’s Battle for Huế City

Citadel Battle for Hue City Vietnam7 p.m.
Thursday, March 1
USS Yorktown
Free and open to the public

Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 26-day Vietnam War Battle for Huế City by hosting a discussion amongst several highly-decorated Marines who fought in it.

The symposium, “Taking the Fight to the Streets: Battle for Huế City”, will feature Navy Cross recipients retired Lt. Gen. Ron Christmas, retired Col. Myron Harrington and retired Col. Robert Thompson, along with Silver Star recipient Lt. Col. Rob Black. Harrington is a Citadel graduate and member of The Citadel Board of Visitors.

Also featured on the panel will be John Olson, a military photographer who spent three days in Huế City taking photographs for Stars and Stripes. Olson’s photographs were featured in Life Magazine and Olsen was awarded the Robert Capa Gold Medal for his iconic work. Photographs taken by John Olson at Huế City will be on display at the symposium.

The panel will discuss the situation in Vietnam before the Battle for Huế City, the battle itself, the impact the change from jungle to urban warfare had on the U.S. military and the change in media coverage and the resulting shift in support for the war on the homefront.

The Citadel Symposium on Southern Politics

Michael Barone Citadel SpeakerThursday, March 1 – Friday, March 2
The Citadel campus
Registration required

The Citadel Department of Political Science will host the biennial Symposium on Southern Politics on The Citadel campus beginning March 1. The 2018 Symposium is the 40th anniversary of the first meeting.

Since the first conference, political scholars from around the world have presented research relevant to political trends in the southern United States.

“The Symposium on Southern Politics provides an essential outlet for both established and emerging scholars to exchange ideas and present cutting edge research on Southern politics,” said Joel Turner, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of the Social Science Research Center at Western Kentucky University. “In addition, the networking opportunities the symposium provides help facilitate collaboration on future research projects. In my opinion, this is the go-to conference for anyone interested in the politics of this unique region.”

The speaker for this year’s symposium is Michael Barone, a nationally-known political and election analyst. Barone is the author of numerous books and is the editor of The Almanac of American Politics. He is also a nationally syndicated newspaper columnist and a frequent analyst on television outlets.

Registration is $100 for faculty and $50 for undergraduate or graduate students. Registration includes lunch on Thursday and Friday. To view the full symposium schedule, please visit here. To view The Citadel’s news release on the symposium, please visit The Citadel Campus Newsroom.

Pat Conroy at The Citadel Symposium

Citadel Pat Conroy Symposium9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 3
Holliday Alumni Center
Free and open to the public

The Citadel School of Humanities and Social Sciences will host a symposium to discuss the life and legacy of celebrated American author and Citadel graduate Pat Conroy on March 3. The daylong gathering will feature presentations and panels with guests ranging from literary experts to Conroy’s friends and loved ones.

Conroy graduated from The Citadel with an English degree in 1967. He earned more than a dozen literary awards as the author of 12 books. All of his books, including The Great SantiniThe Lords of Discipline, and The Prince of Tides were set in the South Carolina Lowcountry.

To view the full symposium schedule, please visit here. To view The Citadel’s news release on the symposium, please visit The Citadel Campus Newsroom.

The Citadel Rugby Club to hold 7th Annual Sporting Clays Shoot

9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Saturday, March 3
Broxton Bridge Plantation, Ehrhardt, S.C.
Registration required

The Citadel Rugby Club will hold its 7th Annual Sporting Clays Shoot on March 3 at the Broxton Bridge Plantation. This event is a fundraiser for the club sport and will take place on the same day as the plantation’s Civil War reenactment.

Registration is $75 per shooter and includes 100 clay targets and lunch. A id=”mce_marker”50 sponsorship is also available and includes one business promotion station and one free shooter. All shooters receive five raffle tickets for prize drawings after the shoot. To register for the event, please call 800-437-4868 or visit here.

The Citadel hosts SoCon Wrestling Championships

10 a.m.
Saturday, March 3
McAlister Field House
Ticket required

The Southern Conference Wrestling Championship will return to The Citadel’s McAlister Field House for a second straight year. Ten individual champions will be crowned in addition to the team champion.

The wrestling competition will begin at 10 a.m., and championship finals will begin at 7 p.m. Awards will follow the finals.

All rounds of the championship will be streamed live for free on the SoCon Digital Network. Live results and updates can be found here.

The Annual Massing of the Colors

Citadel Massing of Colors3 p.m.
Sunday, March 4
Summerall Chapel
Free and open to the public

Color guard groups from across the Lowcountry will gather at Summerall Chapel for the 2018 Massing of the Colors. The display of patriotism and honor to the nation will be held at 3 p.m. on March 4.

The Massing of the Colors is a patriotic ceremony dedicated to those who serve and have served the United States. The first Massing of the Colors ceremony was conducted in 1922 on Armistice Day at the Church of the Heavenly Rest in New York City.

The ceremony is held to pledge faith in the colors of the United States and to ask for blessings on the colors as well as on the men and women who serve. The ceremony will begin with the procession of colors by local color guard groups. Retired Army Col. Joseph W. Trez, a Citadel graduate, will be the principal speaker.

The Citadel hosts NCAA Rifle Championships

9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Friday, March 9 – Saturday, March 10
McAlister Field House
Ticket required

The Citadel will host the 2018 NCAA Rifle Championships, which will begin March 9 in the McAlister Field House. Eight five-person teams and eight individuals will compete for the collegiate championship in air rifle and smallbore rifle.

The rifle championships mark the third national championship competition hosted at The Citadel, and it is the first since Johnson Hagood Stadium was the site of the 1983 and 1984 Division I-AA NCAA Football Championship games.

Citadel Academy of Science and Mathematics honors top performers

5:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 22
Charleston Marriott, 170 Lockwood Boulevard
Ticket required

The Citadel School of Science and Mathematics is hosting the 11th Annual Citadel Academy of Science and Mathematics Awards Banquet on March 22 at the Charleston Marriott. The banquet honors the academic accomplishments of exceptional cadets and students, outstanding faculty and distinguished alumni.

Cadets and students honored at the banquet will include Cadet James L. Andrus, Jr.; Cadet G. Dillon Graham; and J. Judson Riser. Citadel alumni to be honored will include brothers David Swain and Christopher Swain, M.D.; Michael Johns, Ph.D.; and Maj. Gen. James Duckett. Citadel faculty to be honored include Isaac Metts, Ph.D., and Katherine Zanin, Ph.D.

Student research for 48 projects conducted through The Citadel Undergraduate Research Experience will be on display during a reception before the induction celebration.

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 are i$100 and can be purchased by emailing ssm@citadel.edu or by calling 843-953-5300. To view The Citadel’s news release on the banquet, please visit The Citadel Campus Newsroom.

11th Annual Principled Leadership Symposium

Citadel Randy Bresnik Principled Leadership SymposiumThursday, March 22 – Friday, March 23
The Citadel campus
Presentations are free and open to the public

The Citadel Principled Leadership Symposium is a nationally-lauded, annual event held in conjunction with Corps Day. The South Carolina Corps of Cadets, The Citadel Graduate College students, visiting student delegates, the campus community and the Charleston community will gather for speakers, panels and cadet presentations.

This year’s theme, “Celebrating 175 Years of Principled Leadership,” is in support of The Citadel’s 175th Anniversary, which is Tuesday, March 20 but will be celebrated all week.

The first Principled Leadership Symposium was held in 2008. It has become a signature event for the college and the Krause Center for Leadership and Ethics, which hosts the event each year.

Highlights of the symposium will include:

  • A presentation by Sean Naylor, journalist and author of Relentless Strike: The Secret History of Joint Special Operations Command.
  • A Greater Issues Series presentation by Citadel alumnus and NASA astronaut, retired Marine Corps Col. Randy Bresnik.
  • The presentation of the Krause Center Award for Distinguished Service, Leadership and Ethics to Citadel graduate and retired Army Lt. Gen. W. Michael Steele.
  • Panels with leading influencers in the areas of business, education, science and mathematics, engineering and humanities and social sciences.

To view the full symposium schedule, please visit here.

Citadel Class of 1971 remembers second African-American graduate, Joseph Shine

Joseph Shine8 – 9:15 a.m. and 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Friday, March 23
Summerall Chapel
Free; open to Citadel cadets, students and alumni

A presentation in remembrance of Joseph Shine will take place on March 23 in Summerall Chapel. In 1967, Shine became the second African-American cadet to matriculate to The Citadel (after Charles Foster in 1966) and the only African-American member of the Class of 1971 South Carolina Corps of Cadets.

More than 50 years after his matriculation, The Citadel community will gather to reminisce about Shine and describe the perseverance and class unity it took for him to complete knob year to join the Long Gray Line with them.

Speakers at the event will include two of Shine’s Kilo Company classmates, Jim Lockridge and Tip Hargrove, as well as Larry Furguson, Ph.D., Class of 1973.

Lecture by authors and editors of The Gold Star Journal

11 – 11:50 a.m.
Friday, March 23
Bond Hall
Free and open to the public

Authors and editors of The Gold Star Journal will discuss the publication on March 23 in Bond HallThe Gold Star Journal is The Citadel’s premier scholarly publication, which features cross-disciplinary nonfiction papers written by the best and brightest undergraduate and graduate students.

During the lecture, the authors of the journal’s 2018 edition will discuss their featured papers and the journal’s editors will reflect on their experiences with the publication.

Awards will be presented for the Best Overall Paper, Best Undergraduate Paper, Best Graduate Paper, Best Presentation and Best Photograph.

The authors will be available to sign copies of the journal at the conclusion of the lecture.

This event is co-sponsored by the Friends of The Daniel LibraryThe Gold Star Journal and The Krause Center for Leadership and Ethics. It is part of the Friends of the Daniel Library spring 2018 lecture series.

8th Annual Henry Dale Smith Corps-Wide Speaking Contest

5 p.m.
Tuesday, March 27
Mark Clark Hall
Free; open to Citadel cadets, students and alumni

The final round of the 8th Annual Henry Dale Smith Corps-Wide Public Speaking Contest will be held at 5 p.m. on March 27 in Mark Clark Hall.

Cadets who enter the contest must speak for five to seven minutes on any topic that is informational, persuasive or inspirational. The winner of the competition receives the Henry Dale Smith Public Speaking Award, which is presented at the college’s annual Commencement Week Awards Convocation, along with a cash prize. The runner-up also receives a cash prize.

The speaking competition is hosted by The Citadel 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.

The Citadel hosts Managing Non-Profit Finances seminar

6 – 8 p.m.
Wednesday, March 28
Bond Hall
Registration required

Led by the Tommy and Victoria Baker School of Business and The Citadel Institute for Professional Studies, the Managing Non-Profit Finances seminar on March 28 will be an overview of critical financial management issues common to most non-profit organizations.

Michael Barth, Ph.D., associate professor of finance at The Citadel, will address the fundamentals of financial reporting, budgeting, forecasting, cash flow management and regulatory compliance.

The goal of the seminar is for all stakeholders – whether board members, staff or volunteers – to better understand key financial drivers that help or hinder the nonprofit organization’s ability to survive and thrive in today’s complex world.

Registration is $25 and available on a first-come, first-served basis. To register for this event, please visit here.

Carolina Math Seminar

2 – 5 p.m.
Friday, March 30
Thompson Hall
Free and open to the public

Mathematics scholars from all over the state of South Carolina will gather at The Citadel to attend the Carolina Mathematics Seminar (CMS). The Citadel Department of Mathematics and Computer Science is sponsoring the March 30 event in Thompson Hall.

CMS is hosted twice a year at different colleges and universities around the state, giving professors and students an opportunity to discuss student research as well as adaptations of mathematics.

To view the full seminar schedule, please visit here.

Registration underway for iconic Bulldog Challenge

Citadel Bulldog ChallengeRegistration is now open for the 2018 Bulldog Challenge. The Bulldog Challenge provides the community with a unique and challenging physical endurance course. Four-person teams run a course that measures just over six miles and contains a multitude of obstacles including a fireman’s carry, a Marine Corps obstacle course and a rope climb.

The event, which is hosted by The Citadel Semper Fi Society, links the Charleston community and surrounding area with The Citadel Navy ROTC Unit, while also providing a means by which active duty service members and ROTC units across the country can come together for a friendly competition.

Registration begins at $160 per team. For more information, or to register, please visit here.

March feature from The Citadel Experts Guide

Citadel Iordanis KaragiannidisThe Citadel Experts Guide is a resource for journalists, researchers, K-12 teachers and community organizations looking for professors and staff who are leading influencers in their fields of interest. An expert will be introduced in each edition of Upcoming News from The Citadel.

Iordanis Karagiannidis, Ph.D., is the associate dean for curriculum, finance and outreach for the Tommy and Victoria Baker School of Business as well as an associate professor of finance. He is also the director of the Rick and Mary Lee Bastin Financial Leadership Lab and the director of The Citadel Financial Services Pathway.

Karagiannidis is an expert on finance and investing as well as economics in Greece. His research interests include mutual fund performance and organization, financial networks, investments and portfolio management. His work has been published in journals such as the Journal of Empirical Finance, the Review of Financial Economicsand the Journal of International Financial Market, Institutions and Money.

As associate professor, Karagiannidis teaches financial modeling, investments, valuation and corporate finance at the undergraduate and MBA level. He has received the Excellence in Teaching Award once at The Citadel and twice at Michigan State University. In December of 2015, he also received the Faculty Spotlight Award for Excellence in Teaching, Research and Service from The Citadel.

To arrange an interview, please contact The Citadel director of media relations at kkeelor@citadel.edu or 843-953-2155. Industry experts may be contacted directly, but please note that to ensure student privacy all media representatives are required to be escorted while on campus.