Upcoming news from The Citadel – November and December 2022

Witting Tree

Tuesday, Nov. 1 – Friday, Nov. 11
Various times
Outside Summerall Chapel
Free, open to the public

Throughout the first 11 days of November, cadets will hang 22 blank dog tags each day on the tree next to Summerall Chapel.

Cadets with the Lutheran Campus Ministry — led by Rev. Phillip Clark, their chaplain and volunteer coordinator — will hang the dog tags on the tree until there are a total of 242.

This is the fourth year members of the Corps of Cadets have participated in the national veteran suicide awareness program.

The purpose of this is to raise awareness that an average of 22 veterans commit suicide daily in the U.S. This event is also meant to show veterans that there are resources available to help them, such as the veterans crisis line which can be reached by dialing 988 and pressing 1.

Baker Business Bowl IX: Elevator Pitch round

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

Eleven teams — made up of Citadel cadets and students — will compete for a place in the finals of the Baker Business Bowl IX. To get into the finals, those teams must make it through the Elevator Pitch round, which will be held on Thursday, Nov. 3, starting at 3:30 p.m.

This semi-final round consists of a five-minute summary presentation, where teams explain their potential business ideas to a panel of business experts. After the brief presentation, the judges will hold a ten-minute question and answer session with each team.

The teams competing in the semi-final round are:

  • breaKINGchains / Worthy Living Co.
  • EM Bait Caster
  • FarmHand
  • Jet Boat Nozzle
  • Patriot Goalie
  • Sideways Performance
  • Sigma Drone Corp.
  • The Infinity Ring by AROS Technologies
  • What I Got
  • Landsformer
  • Whirlwind Bait Caster

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 winning team is awarded $10,000 to help make their proposed business a reality. The competition is open to cadets, evening undergraduate students and graduate students.

Click here to watch the Baker Business Bowl.

National Engineering Education award ceremony

Thursday, Nov. 3
1:30 – 2 p.m.
Regimental Commander’s Riverview Room
Free, open to the public

South Carolina Board of Registration for Engineers and Surveyors will present students and faculty with a national award for their highly successful project: 2022 Designing Advanced Air Mobility Infrastructure, a multidisciplinary capstone offered last year.

The award if from the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying, a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing professional licensure for engineers and surveyors.

The Citadel is one of eight colleges and universities in the country to be recognized by the NCEES.

To learn more about the School of Engineering’s capstone project, click here.

Robert Jordan and “The Wheel of Time” Special Collection Lecture and Tour

Thursday, Nov. 3
12 p.m.
Addlestone Library – College of Charleston campus
Free, open to the public, registration required

Among the many treasures held in the Special Collections of the College of Charleston’s Addlestone Library are the collected papers of Robert Jordan, author of the best-selling “Wheel of Time” fantasy series — today a hit show on Amazon Prime. Join us for the story of the making of this world-wide literary phenomenon, told through these unique materials by Dr. Michael Livingston, professor at The Citadel and author of the forthcoming book “Origins of the Wheel of Time: The Legends and Mythologies that Inspired Robert Jordan.”

Click here for more information on the Charleston Conference 2022.

Homecoming 2022

Thursday, Nov. 3 – Sunday, Nov. 6
Various times
The Citadel campus
Many events are free and open to the public

Homecoming 2022, honoring the classes that end in ‘2 and ‘7, will be held Thursday, Nov. 3 – Sunday, Nov. 6.

The weekend welcoming graduates of The Citadel back to their alma mater is one of the biggest events of the year on campus.

Notable events include: the Twilight Parade and Homecoming Review parade on Summerall Field, open barracks for parents and guests, a performance by the Summerall Guard and the 2022 Citadel Hall of Fame recognition during the Bulldogs football game versus Chattanooga.

For a full schedule of events, click here.

Wheel of Time: Origins and Artifacts

Monday, Nov. 7
6:30 – 8 p.m.
Daniel Library
Free, open to the public

To celebrate the release of his new book about Citadel alumnus Robert Jordan, professor Michael Livingston, Ph.D., will provide a walk-through of several important artifacts on loan from the Jordan archives.

Livingston, a professor with the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, used some of these artifacts when conducting research for his own companion book, “Origins of the Wheel of Time.” That book will be released on Tuesday, Nov. 8.

For more information on Livingston or his “Wheel of Time” companion book, click here.

“Origins of the Wheel of Time” book signing

Tuesday, Nov. 8
6 p.m.
Barnes & Noble, 1812 Sam Rittenberg Blvd., Charleston, SC 29407
Free, open to the public

On the day his book is released, Citadel professor Michael Livingston, Ph.D., will provide deeper insight into his companion book to “The Wheel of Time” series, including further mention of Robert Jordan’s connections to The Citadel.

Starting at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 8, Livingston will hold a book signing at the Barnes & Noble on “Sam Rittenberg Blvd. He will be joined by Jordan’s editor and widow, Harriett McDougal, as well as Jordan’s research assistant Maria Simons.

“Wheel of Time” fans will have an opportunity to meet the companion book’s author and get their own copy of “Origins of the Wheel of Time” signed.

For more information on Livingston or his “Wheel of Time” companion book, click here.

International Games Day

Wednesday, Nov. 9
10 – 7:50 p.m.  
Daniel Library, The Citadel campus
Free, open to the media

The Daniel Library will celebrate International Games Day on Wednesday, Nov. 9.

Library staff will provide a variety of games for cadets, students, faculty and staff, though players are also welcome to bring their own.

Gaming experts will be available to introduce attendees to new games and also teach them how to play.

The Citadel Veteran Student Success Center’s Veterans Day Celebration

Friday, Nov. 11
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.  
Veteran Success Center, The Citadel campus
Free, open to the media

Veterans are an integral part of The Citadel Family. Not only that, but The Citadel has been ranked the best College for Veterans in the South for five consecutive years.

That is why The Citadel’s Veteran Student Success Center will host a Veterans Day celebration, featuring lunch, music, giveaways, a visit from the college’s mascot and other special guests, yard games and more.

There are more than 200 veterans currently studying at The Citadel, either as undergraduate or graduate students. They have the option of taking their classes as day students alongside the Corps of Cadets, as evening students with other non-cadet undergraduates or online. In addition, they are provided with multiple resources through the Veteran Student Success Center on campus.

West Chair Public Lecture – The United States, the Gulf and the World Energy Market

Monday, Nov. 14
6 p.m.  
Bastin Hall – Room 303, The Citadel campus
Free, open to the public

Public lecture by retired US Ambassador to Kuwait (2016-2019) Lawrence R. Silverman. Silverman is a distinguished diplomat, regional expert, and effective commercial advocate. He works with clients to develop entry and growth strategies in Kuwait and throughout the region. 

CHINA Town Hall

Wednesday, Nov. 16
6 – 8 p.m.  
Duckett Hall – Room 1010 (Auditorium), The Citadel campus
Free, open to the public and livestreamed

Former governor and ambassador to both China and Russia, Jon M. Huntsman Jr., will be the featured speaker for CHINA Town Hall 2022, 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 Ambassador Huntsman in conversation with National Committee on U.S.-China Relations President Stephen Orlins, followed 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.

Starting at 6 p.m., prior to the livestream China Town Hall, Shao-cheng Sun, Ph.D., from The Citadel Department of Political Science, will give a presentation and lead an on-site discussion, titled “Perilous Strait?” which analyzes the 2022 Taiwan Strait Crisis.

Watch the livestream here.

Black Carolina Lecture Series

Thursday, Nov. 17
3 p.m.
University of South Carolina Upstate
Free, open to the public

Citadel History professor Felice Knight, Ph.D., will speak at an upcoming installment of the Black Carolina Lecture Series, hosted at the University of South Carolina Upstate.

Knight will present on her research at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Nov.17. Her speech is titled “The City’s Slaves: Enslaved Workers at The Charleston Orphan House, 1790-1860.”

The goal of the lecture series is to expose the USC Upstate campus, and surrounding community to active scholarly research being conducted on the African American experience in South Carolina, and the southeastern United States. Knight was invited to speak by Nick Gaffney, Ph.D., the director of the Center for African American Studies at the University of South Carolina Upstate in Spartanburg.

Community Litter Sweeps – Results and Solutions

Thursday, Dec. 1
7 – 8:30 p.m.  
Byrd Hall, The Citadel campus
Free, open to the public

This presentation and panel discussion for faculty, staff and students of The Citadel will bring together
personnel from the SC Aquarium and Charleston RiverDogs to discuss findings and solutions related to
ongoing monthly litter sweeps in the local community.

2022 Candlelight Service

Friday, Dec. 2 – Sunday, Dec. 4
7:30 p.m.  
Summerall Chapel
Free, open to the public

The Summerall Chapel’s 2022 Christmas Candlelight Services will be held on Friday, Dec. 2 – Sunday, Dec. 4. at 7:30 p.m. 

Poinsettias are available for purchase for $15 each in memory or in honor of a loved one. The poinsettias will be used each night of the Christmas Candlelight Service and they may be picked up on Monday, Dec. 5. Anyone who would like to purchase poinsettias should contact the Chapel Operational Manager, Geri Jones, at (843) 953-5049.

Cookies, Cocoa and Coding

Saturday, Dec. 3
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Thompson Hall, The Citadel campus
Free, open to the public

Students and their families are invited to come to The Citadel on Saturday, Dec. 3 for coding tutorials and yummy treats including cookies, cocoa and coffee.

This event is free and open to students in grades K-12 and aims to provide students with hands-on computing opportunities. Students will use Code.org’s tutorials in order to practice computer science concepts and skills. 

Parents will need to complete a permission form for their child upon arrival.

To register, click here.

Thermochromic Synthesis – The Chemistry of the Mood Ring 

Saturday, Dec. 3
12 – 4 p.m.
Byrd Hall, The Citadel Campus
$30 registration cost, open to high school sophomores, juniors and seniors

The Chemistry Department is offering high school students a chance to make their own thermochromic material (the material that makes mood rings change color). You will have fun making your own thermochromic material, work with the Chemistry Department faculty and cadets on campus and learn more about The Citadel experience from chemistry majors.

Click here to register.

Homelessness/Poverty Kits

Fundraiser will go on until Dec. 2
Physical item drop off: Bond Hall Room 164, The Citadel Campus

As part of the Clinical Counseling Programs Diversity initiative, headlined by Bernetha Davis and Nicole Thompson, are collecting monetary and physical items to create homeless/poverty kits. These items will be collected throughout the months of November and December, and then meet on campus in January to put the kits together. We will then distribute them to local homeless shelters after the kits have been put together.  PayPal or cash donations are also accepted.

Items needed for each kit:

  • Toiletries (Toothbrush/paste, soap, dry shampoo, etc.)
  • Rain poncho 
  • Lightly used blankets 
  • 2 pairs of socks 
  • Face masks 
  • Nonperishables  
  • Beanie 
  • Scarf 
  • Lightly used clothes (Shirt, Pants, Dresses, Jackets, etc.)

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 Volleyball vs. Wofford

Wednesday, Nov. 2
6 p.m.
McAlister Field House
Free admission

The Citadel Rifle vs. University of Alaska Fairbanks

Wednesday, Nov. 2
All day
Inouye Marksmanship Center
Free admission

The Citadel Rifle vs. University of Alaska Fairbanks

Thursday, Nov. 3
All day
Inouye Marksmanship Center
Free admission

44th Annual Citadel Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet

Thursday, Nov. 3
6:00 p.m. cocktail reception, 7:00 p.m. program begins
Charleston Marriott Crystal Room, 170 Lockwood Dr.

Hall of Fame class: https://citadelsports.com/news/2022/6/30/general-the-citadel-hall-of-fame-class-announced.aspx

The Citadel Rifle vs. University of North Georgia

Saturday, Nov. 5
All day
Inouye Marksmanship Center
Free admission

The Citadel Football vs. Chattanooga – Homecoming/Hall of Fame

Saturday, Nov. 5
2 p.m. (gates open at 12:30 p.m.)
Johnson Hagood Stadium
Tickets starting at $17  

The Citadel Athletics is celebrating Homecoming and Hall of Fame. The 2022 Citadel Hall of Fame class will be recognized at the game. The Homecoming Classes of 1972, 1977, 1982, 1987, 1992, 1997, 2002, 2007, 2012 and 2017 celebrate their homecomings!

The Citadel Basketball vs. Presbyterian

Thursday, Nov. 10
7 p.m.
McAlister Field House
Tickets starting at $12

Home Opener for Ed Conroy and Company! Come out and Cheer the Dogs on as they take on Big South Foe Presbyterian.

The Citadel Rifle vs. North Carolina State University

Friday, Nov. 11
All day
Inouye Marksmanship Center
Free admission

The Citadel Volleyball vs. ETSU

Friday, Nov. 11
6 p.m.
McAlister Field House
Free admission

The Citadel Football vs. Virginia University of Lynchburg

Saturday, Nov. 12
2 p.m. (gates open at 12:30 p.m.)
Johnson Hagood Stadium
Tickets starting at $17  

The Citadel Athletics is celebrating Senior Day and will have a halftime performance by the Halftime Dogs.

The Citadel Volleyball vs. Chattanooga

Saturday, Nov. 12
7 p.m.
McAlister Field House
Free admission

The Citadel Rifle vs. United States Naval Academy

Sunday, Nov. 13
All day
Inouye Marksmanship Center
Free admission

The Citadel Basketball vs. Morris College

Thursday, Nov. 15
7 p.m.
McAlister Field House
Tickets starting at $12

The Citadel Basketball vs. College of Charleston

Saturday, Dec. 3
7 p.m.
McAlister Field House
Tickets starting at $12

The Bulldogs take on cross town rival College of Charleston for the first time in six years!

The Citadel Basketball vs. Longwood University

Saturday, Dec. 17
1 p.m.
McAlister Field House
Tickets starting at $12

The Bulldogs take on 2022 NCAA Tournament Team Longwood.

The Citadel Basketball vs. UT-Chattanooga

Thursday, Dec. 29
7 p.m.
McAlister Field House
Tickets starting at $12

The Bulldogs take on SoCon foe Chattanooga.

The Citadel Basketball vs. Samford University

Saturday, Dec. 31
1 p.m.
McAlister Field House
Tickets starting at $12

The Bulldogs take on SoCon foe Samford in this New Year’s Eve battle.