Upcoming news from The Citadel – September 2019

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Awards Parade

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

Watch from the stands as cadets march in formation onto Summerall Field for the first dress parade of the fall semester.

Awards Parade, Fall 2018
Awards Parade, Fall 2018

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 2019 and spring 2020 semester parade schedules, please visit the Parade Schedule webpage.

“Two16” Baptist Collegiate Ministry’s beach day

Sunday, Sept. 8
4 – 7 p.m.
1017 West Ashley Ave, Folly Beach, SC
Free, open to all college students; media welcome

College students from The Citadel, the College of Charleston, American College of the Building, and Trident Technical College are invited to Two16 Baptist Collegiate Ministry‘s beach day.

The event will include free food, music, games and tailgating. It’s hosted by Two16 BCM, which is directed by Joshua Austin, one of The Citadel’s pastors.

Two16 Baptist Collegiate Ministry is a religious organization working with college students from various colleges and universities in the Lowcountry. 

Best-selling history author Rick Atkinson’s public lecture and book signing

Tuesday, Sept. 10
6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Holliday Alumni Center
Free and open to the public

The Citadel School of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Department of History will co-host Bestselling Pulitzer Prize Winning author and historian Rick Atkinson on September 10 at the Holliday Alumni Center (54 on The Citadel’s interactive campus map).

Atkinson will lecture for 30 minutes beginning at 7 p.m. That will be followed by a book signing featuring his newest book, “The British Are Coming: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777 (Volume One of the Revolution Trilogy)“.

Atkinson’s visit is part of the kick-off for the Department of History’s new Masters in Military History online program, which officially began offering classes this semester.

Research by Citadel’s Health and Human Performance department continues into Army fitness elements

Saturday, Sept. 14
West Center, Winthrop University
Prices vary, open to the public

Two Citadel Health and Human Performance students, one cadet and one graduate student, will present at the Southeastern Regional Meeting of the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

One presentation will focus on the the characteristics and performance of jumping in the 2020 Army combat fitness test, while the other will be focused on perceptions of regimental physical training among cadets at a military college.

The presentations are part of on-going research being conducted by professors at The Citadel, including Chris Sole, Ph.D., Ryan Sacko, Ph.D., Kimbo Yee, Ph.D. and Dan Bornstein, Ph.D.

The Citadel’s strong showing at the conference aligns with the work the college is doing to enhance its new Center for Performance, Readiness, Resiliency, and Recovery, which brings together the fields of exercise science, health science and military readiness to improve the safety and security of our nation by improving the fitness and health of its people.

Citadel Graduate College open house

Tuesday, Sept. 17
5:30 p.m.
Johnson Hagood Stadium, 4th Floor Club Level
Registration required; free and open to the public

Citadel Graduate College Open House
Citadel Graduate College Open House

The Citadel Graduate College (CGC) will hold an open house for those who are interested in graduate programs, undergraduate degree completion programs, or online classes. The open house will be Tuesday, Sept. 17, from 5:30 – 7 p.m. in the 4th floor of Johnson Hagood Stadium.

The open house gives prospective students a chance to learn about the more than 70 programs offered by CGC. They will also have the chance to meet with program faculty 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.

Examining “Disabilities and the American Civil War”

Tuesday, Sept. 17
6:30 – 8 p.m.
Bond Hall 165, The Citadel campus
Free, open to the public

A history professor from the University of Bufffalo will be in Charleston on Tuesday, September 17, to discuss her new book, “Bodies in Blue.”

Sarah Handley-Cousins, Ph.D., will lecture on disabilities in the Civil War-era North. Her book looks at wartime disability by examining a variety of bodies and ailments, ranging from the temporary to the chronic, from disease to injury, and encompassing both physical and mental conditions.

Handley-Cousins is a clinical assistant professor of history and associate director of the Center for Disability Studies at the University at Buffalo. She is the author of numerous print and digital publications, including articles in the Journal of the Civil War Era and the New York Times DisUnion series. She is an editor of the popular history blog Nursing Clio, as well as producer of Dig: A History Podcast.

Hispanic Heritage Month Networking Summit

Wednesday, Sept. 18
5:30 – 8 p.m.
Buyer Auditorium, Mark Clark Hall, The Citadel campus
Free, open to the public

Cadets and students at The Citadel, as well as students from colleges and universities in the area, have the opportunity meet representatives from 20 Lowcountry organizations, while also learning the value and basics of networking. The event also offers students an interactive and engaging means of practicing the knowledge they learn.

Those who attend will also participate in a networking workshop, lead by Diana Saillant, CEO of Saillant Language Consulting, LLC, and chairwoman of the Hispanic Business Association.

Refreshments will be served.

The event is co-sponsored by The Citadel Career Center and the Hispanic Business Association.

To register for the event, click here.

Baker School of Business hosting public retirement workshop

September 26 and October 3
October 1 and October 8
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Bond 295, The Citadel campus
$49, registration required

James Runey III retirement workshop
James Runey III retirement workshop

The Citadel’s Tommy and Victoria Baker School of Business is hosting a two-day workshop, meant to help attendees enjoy a stress-free retirement. There are two different dates available, though the classes will be identical. Registration is required, tickets are $49 dollars.

James Runey III, the founder and CEO of Runey & Associates Wealth Management, will teach attendees how to protect investments against market volatility, manage finances, ensure estate plans are in order, prepare for rising healthcare costs and more.

For more information about the workshop, or to register, click here.

Second Annual Latin Art and Culture Expo

Saturday, September 28
2 – 5 p.m.
Buyer Auditorium, Mark Clark Hall, The Citadel campus
Free, open to the public

Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month at the second annual Latin Art and Culture Expo on Saturday, Sept. 28 in Buyer Auditorium. The event is free for families and people of all ages.

The event will include music by the master of ceremony, DJ Luigi Bravo, indigenous tribal face painting by Melissa Norwood, an art presentation by Palmetto Luna Art, food trucks, dancing with Charleston Latin Dance, and much more.

There will also be a presentation, “Hispanics Changing the World: A Biographical Tale of LatinX Power” presented by students from The Citadel, College of Charleston, Charleston Southern University, Trident Technical College, and the Medical University of South Carolina.

Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated every year from Sept. 15 – Oct. 15.

Shape Note singing

Wednesdays (Sept. 4, 11, 18, and 25) throughout the month
6 – 7 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 31
2 – 4 p.m.
Summerall Chapel
Free, open to public

Join cadets, students, faculty, staff, and guests of The Citadel in singing Shape Note tunes from the 1847 edition of the Southern Harmony and Musical Companion at Summerall Chapel on every Wednesday of the month.

Charlestown shape note music
Charlestown shape note music

Shape note singing is a long-running American tradition of learning to sing a capella which uses shaped note-heads to assist a singer to discern tonal intervals quickly by sight. This “FA SO LA MI” system came to the continent from the English, but became uniquely American during the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries.

clefFaSoLa shape note singing
clefFaSoLa shape note singing

The Citadel group sings together Wednesday evenings throughout the spring when the Corps is on campus and classes are in session. Copies of the Southern Harmony and Musical Companion are available for visitors. For more information please email Stephen Jones at sjones3@citadel.edu or call (843) 953-5876.

Looking ahead

Internationally-known Charleston artist, Mary Whyte, launches new book, “We the People: Portraits of Veterans in America”

October 15
6:30 p.m.
Holliday Alumni Center
Free and open to the public; registration required

The official launch for a new book, filled with moving portraits of veterans from each of the 50 states, will be on Oct. 15, here on The Citadel campus.

We the People, Mary Whyte
We the People, Mary Whyte

Mary Whyte, author of “We the People: Portraits of Veterans in America,” will hold a free lecture at 6:30 p.m. in the Holliday Alumni Center, with a book signing after. There will also be an exhibition of her work at the City Gallery during The Citadel’s Homecoming Weekend, which is Oct. 25 – 27.

If you would like to join Whyte for a private wine and cheese reception and book signing before the lecture at 5:30 p.m., tickets are $50 and can be purchased by clicking here. These tickets include reserved seating for the 6:30 p.m. lecture.

Books are available for purchase, both on the ticket web site and at the event. Free parking is available in the lot adjacent to the Holliday Alumni Center at The Citadel.

The event is sponsored by Fine Arts at The Citadel, the educational partner of the Patriot Art Foundation, a nonprofit created by Whyte to support veterans through art and inspire a call to service. Whyte is donating all proceeds from the sale of her book to support the educational mission of the Patriot Art Foundation.

For more information on the book, lecture, exhibit, and portraits, please click here or contact Tiffany Silverman, Director of Fine Arts, at silvermant@citadel.edu.

September feature from The Citadel Experts Guide

The 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.

Jan Goldman, Ph.D.
Jan Goldman, Ph.D.

Jan Goldman, Ph.D., is a professor of Intelligence and Security Studies at The Citadel. His research areas focus on ethics and intelligence operations, secrecy, intelligence analysis, psychological operations, intelligence in civil society, and intelligence education.

Goldman has over 25 years experience working in the U.S. intelligence community, in addition to many years teaching at  the National Intelligence University (formally known as the National Defense Intelligence College) and the FBI Academy at Quantico, Virginia.

He is currently the editor-in-chief of the highly respected International Journal of Intelligence and CounterIntelligence; the founding editor for professional textbooks – Security Professionals Intelligence Education Series (S.P.I.E.S. at Rowman and Littlefield Publishers); a member of several academic, research and publishing advisory boards; co-founder of the non-profit International Intelligence Ethics Association; and the founding editor of the International Journal of Intelligence Ethics. 

Goldman is an internationally recognized expert on ethics and intelligence, and the only intelligence analyst to be awarded “current and warning intelligence expert” at the Defense Intelligence Agency.