Academic Year 08-09
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A test of the campus emergency warning sirens will take place at noon today. The sirens are part of the BulldogAlert emergency notification system.
Funeral services for Marine Capt. Warren A. Frank, Class of 2004, will be at 11 a.m., Jan. 9, 2009. He will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors. A reception is planned afterward at Fort Myer.
Calling all members of past Citadel Gospel Choirs! Plans are under way to reunite during Black History Month in February 2009.
The Citadel School of Engineering has received a $1.5 million gift via the Gordon Foundation to support scholarship, equipment and classroom enhancements that will advance the college's highly ranked engineering program.
Jerry Baker, former director of athletics at the College of Charleston, has been named the new executive director of The Citadel Brigadier Foundation. Baker replaces Stan Hurteau, who retired last summer.
A 1990 graduate of The Citadel has taken over as commander of the U.S. Navy’s elite flying team, the Blue Angels. Commander Greg McWherter took command of the Blue Angels in November.
Retired Air Force Col. Edward B. Carter of Dorchester, S.C., has been elected the new president of The Citadel Alumni Association. He replaces Gary Durante whose term ended in November.
The South Carolina Corps of Cadets will the final installment of its Christmas Candlelight Service for the Lowcountry at 7:30 p.m. today Summerall Chapel on The Citadel campus. The hour-long program is free and open to the public.
The Charleston Symphony Orchestra and the CSO Chamber Choir will perform The Messiah at 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11 in Summerall Chapel. Admission is $15 for adults and $5 for children. TIckets are available at the Gaillard Auditorium box office, all Ticketmaster outlets, by calling Ticketmaster at 843-554-6060 and online.
Citadel Biology Professor Alix Darden has been named South Carolina Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. She was selected from nearly 300 top professors in the United States.
The Citadel Student Chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) donated $10,000 to the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department to purchase equipment that will help instructors improve how they teach.
The Daniel Library Friends book and lecture series concludes tonight with “Iraq, A Military View” featuring Todd Garrett, Citadel Class of ’98. Garrett participated in the 2003 invasion of Iraq and will provide an insider’s view of war in Iraq.
During Homecoming 2008, The Citadel received $3.53 million in charitable contributions from alumni celebrating class reunions, marking the first time that seven-figure reunion gifts have been given to The Citadel by a returning class.
The Citadel will conduct its monthly test of its emergency communications sirens at approximately noon on Monday, Dec. 1, 2008.
U.S. Marines at The Citadel hope to make Thanksgiving Day a feast to behold for several North Charleston families by delivering food baskets with the assistance of the North Charleston Fire Department.
The Citadel Department of English in December will host author and Medical University of South Carolina physician Qanta A. Ahmed, who will discuss her memoir entitled "In the Land of Invisible Women," which is about her experience working for two years in the top hospital in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
The Citadel and the South Carolina Historical Society will host Newsweek magazine Editor John Meacham at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Holliday Alumni Center. Meacham will discuss his new book “American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House.”
For his service and sacrifice to his country and the U.S. Army, 1st Lt. Brian Brennan, Citadel Class of 2006, will be inducted into the Arland D. Williams Society during Homecoming weekend. Read a Fort Myers, Fla., News Press story about Brennan. Click here.
Citadel President Lt. Gen. John W. Rosa has been named alumnus of the year by the college’s School of Business Administration.
The Citadel Alumni Association has honored five graduates of the Military College of South Carolina and a former member of the staff for their contributions to the college.
Underscoring The Citadel’s ongoing commitment to preparing principled leaders, The Citadel Board of Visitors has approved changing the name of the Krause Initiative to the Krause Center for Leadership and Ethics.
Sue Mitchell, vice president for business affairs at Charleston Southern University, has been selected as The Citadel’s new vice president for finance and business affairs. She will start work Dec. 1.
Alumni from near and far will return to The Citadel in November to celebrate Homecoming. This year's theme is "Come Home to Johnson Hagood Stadium" in honor of the revitalized football stadium.
Homecoming begins at 6 p.m. Thursday and this year will feature a bonfire and entertainment by one of Charleston’s favorite party bands, Plane Jane. Students, faculty, staff, campus residents, alumni and others are invited to take part.
The Citadel’s silent drill platoon, the Summerall Guards, will march in the downtown Columbia, S.C., Veterans Day parade at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11.
Citadel Marines are taking their drive to feed the needy during Thanksgiving to the Charleston community this year. Donation bins will be located on campus and at three Mount Pleasant locations.
This year marks The Citadel’s 21st Scholarship Donor Day, an annual celebration of donors who have permanently endowed scholarships through The Citadel Trust and The Citadel Foundation.
The South Carolina Corps of Cadets will present its Christmas Candlelight Service for the Lowcountry at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6, 7 and 8 in Summerall Chapel on The Citadel campus. It is free and open to the public.
Six people were inducted into The Citadel Athletic Hall of Fame this past weekend. They are baseball's Phil Hartig and Britt Reames, basketball standouts Rick Swing and Tom Slawson, former Director of Athletics Walt Nadzak and longtime football videographer Carl Kilpatrick.
Monthly tests of the campus emergency warning sirens are part of the college’s BulldogAlert emergency notification system. A test of the siren system will be conducted on the first workday of each month.
Former CNN Washington correspondent Charles Bierbauer will discuss the media’s role and impact on the November elections when he visits campus on Thursday, Oct. 30. Bierbauer, the John C. West Lecture Series speaker, is now dean of the College of Mass Communications and Information Studies at the University of South Carolina.
Today's military dress parade is cancelled due to inclement weather. The next parade will be at 3:45 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 31.
War journalist Joseph L. Galloway, co-author of the New York Times best seller “We Were Soldiers Once – and Young,” will visit The Citadel on Wednesday, Oct. 22 to talk about his new book “We Are Soldiers Still: A Journey Back to the Battlefields of Vietnam.”
Four finalists have been named for the position of vice president for finance and business affairs at The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina.
Clay Middleton, '03, will share his experiences working for a presidential candidate and a U.S. congressman when he visits campus Thursday as a guest of the Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice.
The Citadel Fall Career Fair will provide current Citadel cadets and graduate students with the opportunity to meet employers and graduate school admissions representatives and discuss full-time jobs, internships, and graduate and professional school programs.
Leaders in the South Carolina Corps of Cadets were honored during Parents' Weekend events on Saturday as hundreds of family and friends of cadets flocked to campus.
The Citadel welcomes families this weekend for Parents’ Day 2008. Highlights of the weekend include the ring ceremony, a state of the college address to parents by Citadel President Lt. Gen. John W. Rosa, a military dress parade and a football game against Elon University.
The museum has unveiled a special exhibit honoring Maj. Gen. James A. Grimsley, Jr., 16th president of The Citadel and president emeritus. The exhibit is open to the public.
Sixty years ago, cadet Melvyn Sandler picked up his 1949 Citadel Class ring while the Korean War loomed on the horizon. Classmate James DeVane got his ring at the same time, but as a much older veteran student. This week, members of The Citadel Class of 2009 will get their rings — complete with melted bits of the coveted 10-karat gold bands each man earned long ago. Read more of the Charleston Post and Courier story by clicking here.
The Princeton Review has named The Citadel School of Business Administration among its best 296 business schools. The New York-based education services company profiles the school in the 2009 edition of its “Best Business Schools.”
Pat Caddell, one of America’s most knowledgeable and experienced interpreters of the public’s opinions, attitudes and changing values, will be the guest speaker for Thursday’s John C. West Lecture.
The Citadel on Tuesday will host the South Carolina Psychological Association’s 2008 Academic Day for undergraduate and graduate psychology majors and their faculty.
Artist John Duckworth of Johns Island, S.C., will visit The Citadel Oct. 7 to discuss the South Carolina Lowcountry through his art work, photography and filmmaking. "Scenes from the South" will be an examination of recent trends in southern art.
The U.S. Army’s 183rd Reconnaissance Aviation Company will hold its annual reunion and memorial service at The Citadel on Friday, Oct. 3. The visit will include a motorcade of 40 Rolling Thunder motorcyclists from across South Carolina.
Parents' Weekend - the biggest Citadel weekend of the year - is just around the corner. Festivities begins Oct. 10 and run through Oct. 12. Highlights of the weekened activities include the presentation of senior rings and the promotion of the freshmen from cadet recruits to cadet privates and their induction in the South Carolina Corps of Cadets.
Alumni from near and far will return to The Citadel in November to celebrate Homecoming. This year's theme is "Come Home to the new Johnson Hagood" in honor of the revitalized football stadium.
The Citadel will conduct its monthly test of its emergency communications sirens at approximately noon on Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2008.
Psychology Professor Julie Lipovsky on Tuesday will discuss her recent trip to Ghana where she was exposed to abject poverty, unsanitary conditions and inadequate housing, yet was impressed by the optimism and commitment its people have toward improving their lives.
Retired U.S. Army Col. David M. Glantz, a distinguished military historian of the Soviet Union and the modern Slavic world, will give a Greater Issues address at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 30, in McAlister Field House.
The Citadel has added two new battalion tactical officers with significant leadership experience to its ranks. They are Marine Corps Col. William P. Leek and retired Navy Capt. Lee Cardwell.
Two individuals and two corporations that have supported education in the Lowcountry and beyond will become the first inductees into The Citadel School of Education’s Wall of Fame on Friday, Sept. 19. The inaugural Wall of Fame is the precursor to Education Day on Saturday, Sept. 20.
The Citadel Graduate College, founded in 1968, celebrates its 40th year of providing evening undergraduate and graduate educational opportunities in the Lowcountry. More than 500 people are expected at this weekend's birthday celebration.
The Citadel's Air Force ROTC will celebrate the Air Force's 61st birthday on Thursday, Sept. 18 in the Greater Issues Room in Mark Clark Hall.
Democratic National Committee member Donald L. Fowler will bring his extensive knowledge of South Carolina and Democratic politics to The Citadel as the 2008-2009 John C. West Professor of International Politics and American Government.
Author and professor Jack Bass has been named a Citadel Fellow in the Department of History where he will collect oral histories from Citadel graduates who served in the military during World War II.
The Fulghum Lecture Series kicks off the fall semester with University of Georgia historian Jim Cobb and "The Southern Roots of Rock and Roll." The lecture, which is free and open to the public, begins at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16, in Bond Hall Room 165.
Alpha Company, Palmetto Battery and Oscar Company have been recognized for outstanding leadership, academic and military performance and community responsibility during the 2007-2008 academic year. The awards were presented during the Sept. 12, 2008 military dress parade.
This year’s goal is to raise $45,500 from students, faculty and staff. The Corps of Cadets has pledged to raise $12,000 of the goal amount.
Cadet Holly Maslowski, '09, was one of only a handful of college undergraduates among 1,100 scientists at this summer's meeting of the International Society for Behavorial Ecology.
The Citadel’s School of Humanities and Social Sciences has acquired four Lowcountry landscape photographs to launch its new collection of work by contemporary South Carolina artists.
The Daniel Library Friends book and lecture series kicks off the fall season Tuesday with author Stephan Budiansky and a look at Reconstruction in South Carolina. All lectures, which begin at 6:30 p.m. in Bond Hall Room 165, are free and open to the public.
The Citadel’s bachelor’s degree program in Computer Science has been accredited without qualifications by the recognized accreditor of college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering and technology.
The Citadel will conduct its monthly test of its emergency communications sirens at approximately noon on Monday, Sept. 1, 2008.
The grounds of Johnson Hagood Stadium are now guarded by a tenacious new presence on campus: The Citadel Bulldog Monument! Made of bronze and in the likeness of live mascot Boo V, the monument will greet football fans for the first time this weekend.
Parents from near and far will travel to Charleston and The Citadel Oct. 10-12 for Parents' Weekend 2008. The annual weekend in honor of all Citadel parents will feature a military dress parade, Saturday afternoon football, the presentation of senior rings and the Class of 2012 promotion to cadet privates.
Leaders in academics and military life, 33 new members have joined the ranks of The Citadel’s faculty. The group includes adjuncts and ROTC instructors.
The Citadel continues to be among the top 10 colleges and universities in the South that offers value and a quality educational program to its students based on the 2009 U.S.News & World Report rankings.
The Citadel's Tau Iota Chapter of Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society, has been named Honor Chapter for the 16th time.
In separate addresses to the fourth class this week Commandant of Cadets Col. Greg Stone and President Lt. Gen. John W. Rosa shared their different educational and military backgrounds but echoed each other with encouraging words midway through the rigors of military training.
With 711 reporting, the Class of 2012 is the largest freshman class to report to The Citadel in 32 years. For a complete look at this year's freshmen profile, click here.
The Class of 2012, which is expected to number more than 700 cadet recruits, reported to campus on Aug. 16 for academic orientation and military training. The class is expected to be the largest in 30 years.
The journey toward principled leadership will begin on Saturday, Aug. 16 for the more than 700 freshmen who are expected to report for military training and academic orientation. The Class of 2012 is poised to be the largest freshmen class in 30 years.
Diane Knich, higher education reporter with the Charleston Post and Courier, was embedded in The Citadel's weeklong Leadership Seminar. She stood alongside cadets at morning physical training and took part in the discussions about principled leadership development. Click on the headline to see her daily blogs from the campus and the culminating story.
Speakers at The Citadel's Daniel Library Friends’ fall book and lecture series will address such wide-ranging topics as the gardens of France, Reconstruction in South Carolina, and U.S. foreign policy in Vietnam, Iran, Iraq and Korea.
The Citadel will begin monthly testing of its emergency communications sirens, beginning at approximately noon on Friday, Aug. 1, 2008. Tests will be conducted on the first workday of each month.
The Citadel has a new campus chief of police, and three other Public Safety officers have been promoted. William A. “Bill” Fletcher Jr., deputy director of Citadel Public Safety since 2000, replaces Mike Bingham, who retired in February after 14 years in the department.
Retired Air Force Lt. Col. Robert Sberna has been named director of cadet activities. Sberna replaces Col. Richard Irby, who retires on Aug. 30.
Citadel cadets working through the new Office of Fellowships were granted Fulbright and Department of State Critical Language scholarships. Tara Lee Woodside of Salem, N.J., was offered a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship in Germany. John Daniel Lathers of Newport, N.C., was awarded a U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship to learn Turkish this summer in Ankara.
The White House has announced the appointment of 14 White House Fellows, selected by the President's Commission on White House Fellowships, to participate in America's most prestigious fellowship program for leadership development and public service.