Upcoming news from The Citadel – May and summer 2018

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Including commencement ceremonies and summer camps

Retired Marines Colonel, Citadel alumnus to speak at baccalaureate service

Col. Neil Schuehle2 p.m.
Thursday, May 3
Summerall Chapel
Free and open to the public

The Citadel’s annual baccalaureate service will be held on May 3 in Summerall Chapel. The baccalaureate service is a multi-faith celebration honoring the graduating class.

Col. Neil Schuehle, USMC (Ret.), will be the guest speaker. Schuehle graduated from The Citadel in 1992 and served in the military for 33 years. He is now the senior vice president at Helios Energy, a renewable energy company that reduces commercial energy consumption across the United States.

Long Gray Line parade

Citadel Grad Weekend Long Gray Line3:45 p.m.
Friday, May 4
Summerall Field
Free and open to the public

Approximately 500 cadets will take part in the Long Gray Line parade on May 4. 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 2018 Regimental Commander Dillon Graham will pass the sword and control of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets to Class of 2019 Regimental Commander Sarah Zorn. This transfer of command will make Citadel history, as Zorn will be the first woman to lead the Corps in the history of the 175-year-old military college.

South Carolina Corps of Cadets commencement

South Crolina Corps of Cadets Graduation9 a.m.
Saturday, May 5
McAlister Field House
Free and open to the public

The South Carolina Corps of Cadets commencement ceremony will celebrate approximately 500 graduating members of the Class of 2018.

Doors open for ticketed guests at 7:30 a.m. A livestream broadcast location will be available in Grimsley Hall Auditorium for guest overflow and attendees who do not have tickets.

This year’s speaker at the cadet graduation ceremony is retiring Citadel president, Lt. Gen. John Rosa, USAF (Ret.). Rosa retires on June 1 after 12 years as The Citadel’s president.

For the full commencement week schedule, parking instructions, ticket information and security restrictions, please visit the Corps of Cadets 2018 commencement page.

The Citadel Graduate College commencement

Citadel Commencement3:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 5
McAlister Field House
Free and open to the public

The Citadel Graduate College commencement ceremony will celebrate graduate, evening undergraduate and veteran students of the Class of 2018.

This year’s speaker at the graduate college ceremony is Stacy L. Pearsall, an award-winning photographer and decorated combat veteran.

Tickets are not required to attend the ceremony in McAlister Field House.

For the full commencement schedule, parking instructions and security restrictions, please visit The Citadel Graduate College 2018 commencement page.

The Citadel hosts South Carolina’s first KidWind Challenge

KidWind Logo8:30 a.m.
Saturday, May 12
Buyer Auditorium
Invitation only; open to media

More than 50 students are expected to compete in the state’s first KidWind Challengeon May 12 in Buyer Auditorium.

The KidWind Challenge is an alternative energy event where students in grades 4-12 compete in teams to design, build and test wind turbines and solar houses. Each team presents their design to a panel of judges, who tests the energy it produces. They also assess each team’s knowledge on wind and renewable energy.

The challenge is hosted by The Citadel STEM Center of Excellence.

Joseph J. Collins to discuss threats to United States

Joseph Collins5 – 7 p.m.
Wednesday, May 16
Holliday Alumni Center
Ticket required; open to the public

Col. Joseph J. Collins, U.S. Army (Ret.), will discuss the top threats to the United States during a presentation on May 16 at Holliday Alumni Center.

The presentation, “Seven Deadly Threats to the United States and What to Do About Them,” is sponsored by the World Affairs Council of Charleston.

Collins recently retired from the National Defense University (NDU) where he was the director of the Center for Complex Operations. Prior to his role at NDU, Collins served as the deputy assistant secretary of defense for stability operations and was the Pentagon’s senior civilian official for peacekeeping, humanitarian assistance and stabilization and reconstruction operations.

Tickets for Collins’ presentation are $20 and can be purchased at the World Affairs Council of Charleston website.

Award-winning author to visit schools

Carmen Deedy9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Tuesday, May 22, Mitchell Math and Science Elementary School;
Wednesday, May 23, Sanders-Clyde Creative Arts School;
Thursday, May 24, Goodwin Elementary School
Free and open to the public (visitors must sign in at school’s front desk to obtain visitor’s pass)

Carmen Agra Deedy, award-winning children’s author, will visit Mitchell Math and Science Elementary School Tuesday, May 22; Sanders-Clyde Creative Arts School Wednesday, May 23; and Goodwin Elementary School Thursday, May 24. Deedy has written for children for more than two decades. Her books include The Library DragonThe Yellow StarMartina the Beautiful Cockroach and 14 Cows for America.

Deedy’s school visits are part of the Zucker Family School of Education’s Authors in Schools literacy initiative. The initiative was created to enrich the lives of students by placing the authors and illustrators of children’s books into area schools.

Summer study abroad adventures

Citadel Study Abroad SwingIn May, Citadel cadets, students, faculty and staff will depart for locations around the world for summer study abroad adventures. The experiences, which span 23 countries, include:

  • A trip to New York, London and Paris to study international asset management.
  • A trip to Belize to study tropical rainforest and reef ecology.
  • A trip to Lithuania to shadow at hospitals, volunteer at a children’s camp and assist in local

Middle school STEAM camps

Citadel Cadet with Students9 a.m. – 3 p.m. each day
Monday, June 4 – Friday, June 8;
Monday, June 11 – Friday, June 15;
Monday, June 18 – Friday, June 22
The Citadel campus
Registration required

The Citadel will host three weeks of science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) camps in June. The camps, which are for children in grades 4-8, will focus on a different STEAM-related topic each week. Citadel faculty, staff, cadets and volunteers staff the all-day camps.

The 2018 camp themes are:

  • June 4-8: Escape Room
  • June 11-15: Movie Magic
  • June 18-22: Farm to Table

Registration is required to attend the STEAM camps. To register, or for more information, please visit the STEM Center of Excellence summer camps page.

Cybersecurity Camp

GenCyber Logo9 a.m. – 3 p.m. each day
Monday, June 25 – Friday, June 29
The Citadel campus
Registration required

Students can learn the basic concepts of cybersecurity at The Citadel’s new weeklong summer camp. The cybersecurity camp for students in grades 8-12 will focus on the principles of security, network security, cryptography, secure coding, cybercrime and cyber ethics. Citadel faculty from the School of Science and Mathematics and the School of Humanities and Social Sciences will staff the all-day camps.

The cybersecurity camp is offered through a grant provided by GenCyber, which is funded by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the National Science Foundation. GenCyber is a program that provides cybersecurity experiences for students and teachers at the K-12 level.  In 2016, the NSA designated The Citadel as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education.

Registration for the cybersecurity camp is limited. To register, or for more information, please visit the STEM Center of Excellence summer camps page.

The Citadel Graduate College to host virtual open house

The Citadel Graduate College6 p.m.
Tuesday, June 26
Registration required

The Citadel Graduate College (CGC) and Evening Undergraduate Studies will host a virtual open house for prospective students to learn about the college’s advanced degree offerings. The open house will include a presentation on the programs offered both online and on campus, information on the application and admissions process and an interactive Q&A session.

The CGC offers 26 graduate degree programs with 42 concentration options, 25 graduate certificate programs and 10 evening undergraduate programs.

To register for the open house, please visit the CGC Virtual Open House registration page.

The Citadel Success Institute

The Citadel Success InstituteThursday, July 5 – Sunday, July 28
The Citadel campus

Incoming Citadel freshman can prepare to succeed academically and physically during The Citadel Success Institute in July. During the 23-day program, the future cadets take core curriculum courses, learn and apply crucial academic skills, improve their fitness level and receive guidance and mentoring from Citadel cadets.

For more information on the program, please visit The Citadel Success Institute page.

Registration underway for Intelligence and Cyber Security Conference

Registration is now open for the 2018 Intelligence and Cyber Security Conference. The conference, which will take place September 25-26, will feature presentations by academic faculty, students and practicing professionals from a variety of governmental agencies and private security companies. It will be the third conference on the subject of intelligence and cyber security hosted by The Citadel.

Registration to attend the conference is $250. Discounted registration is available for students, law enforcement personnel, active duty or retired military personnel, or current federal, state or local government personnel. Citadel faculty, staff, cadets, graduate students and evening undergraduate students may attend at no cost.

For more information, or to register, please visit the Intelligence and Cyber Security Conference page.

Registration open for The Citadel Brigadier Foundation 5K race

Registration is underway for The Citadel Brigadier Foundation’s inaugural 5K run/walk, which will take place on September 29 at The Citadel Beach Club. Post-race activities will include an awards ceremony and will feature local vendors.

Lucey Mortgage Corporation and Moore Taylor Law Firm are co-sponsors of the event.

Registration for the race is $30. Discounted registration is available for kids and Citadel cadets. All proceeds from the event will go toward athletic scholarships at The Citadel. To register, or for more information, please call The Citadel Brigadier Foundation at 843-953-5277 or visit The Citadel Brigadier Foundation 5K race page.

Important dates ahead

Summer Furlough – August 19
Matriculation Day – August 11
Parents’ Weekend – October 12-14

May feature from The Citadel Experts Guide

Zane SegleThe 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 is  introduced in each edition of Upcoming News from The Citadel.

Zane Segle, Ph.D., is the director of the Office of Study Abroad, International and Domestic Programs. Segle is an expert in Spanish language, literature, culture and history of medieval and early modern periods. He has taught more than 15 Spanish courses and published articles in journals including The South Carolina Modern Language Review and Letras Hispanas.

Segle received his bachelor’s and master’s degree in Spanish literature from the University of Utah. He received his doctoral degree in pre-modern Spanish literature from the University of Colorado at Boulder.