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Friday
May 27, 2016
1. The Citadel rejected her hijab, but another military school embraces Muslim student’s request
Norwich University, a nearly 200-year-old private military college in Vermont, has granted an accepted student’s request to wear hijab in keeping with her Muslim faith, a decision that was welcomed by some but also provoked outrage for some alumni and cadets. The same student requested a similar exception to the required uniform from The Citadel, touching off a highly charged debate at the public military college in South Carolina where loyalty to the corps is a fundamental value and individual preferences are set aside to encourage unity. The idea that the first exception might be for a Muslim student was particularly polarizing, given the national discussion and starkly divergent views about the role of Islam in U.S. culture. The Citadel denied her request. It was the first formal request for a religious accommodation to the uniform at Norwich, spokeswoman Daphne Larkin said, so they reached out to peer institutions “and came to the conclusion that it makes sense for Norwich to continue to be dynamic in how we serve our students.” “Regardless of their spiritual or religious affiliation, all students and employees should feel welcome and comfortable at Norwich University,” Norwich President Richard Schneider wrote in announcing the exception to the required Corps of Cadets uniform. “Norwich University is a learning community that is American in character yet global in perspective.” Jewish cadets will also now be allowed to wear a yarmulke. Ibrahim Hooper, a spokesman for the Council on American-Islamic Relations who has worked with the student and her parents, said, “She wants to go to The Citadel. But without the religious accommodation which now has been denied, she needed a backup plan to attend a university in the fall. Now that she has obtained that accommodation at another school, that opens up the possibility of her going there if The Citadel decision is not changed.” Hooper has said in the past that a lawsuit challenging that decision is possible.
Published in: Washington Post - Online
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Friday
May 27, 2016
2. Clyburn right about Citadel’s Confederate flag
Jim Clyburn is right. A Confederate flag should be retired to a museum from the Summerall Chapel at The Citadel, where it has been hanging since 1939. Clyburn, the representative from South Carolina’s 6th District and the highest ranking African American in Congress, pulled me into his fight this week. He did not discuss it with me. But he makes his case with my words from a column last week about a potential incoming cadet who wanted to wear Muslim headdress in the corps. “Mr. Lauderdale opines that The Citadel’s purpose as a military college is to build a corps, where ‘it is not about faith ... It is not about freedom of expression or constitutional rights ... people give up themselves for something larger,’ ” Clyburn wrote this week in a letter to The State newspaper and website in Columbia. “While reasonable people can disagree on the proper application of these sentiments to the hijab issue, I believe Mr. Lauderdale’s argument makes a compelling case that the Confederate battle flag has no place at a military college.” He’s right.
Published in: Island Packet - Online
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Friday
May 27, 2016
3. Citadel Graduates are Good To Go! (video)
Hear where some of our 2016 grads are headed and why they say others should consider The Citadel.
Published in: The Citadel Newsroom - Online
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Friday
May 27, 2016
Citadel baseball season ends with 4-2 loss to ETSU
After he struck out swinging with the bases loaded in the ninth inning, Clay Martin knelt for a moment at home plate. The Citadel’s long, trying baseball season was over. The end came with a 4-2 loss to East Tennessee State on Thursday in the Southern Conference baseball tournament. The Citadel finished with a record of 17-42, the most losses in the program’s proud history and the worst season in coach Fred Jordan’s 25 years. The No. 8 seed Bulldogs went 1-2 in the tournament, rallying for a 3-2 win over VMI on Tuesday before a 13-1 loss to No. 1 seed Merce on Wednesday and Thursday’s loss to No. 5 ETSU and coach Tony Skole, a Citadel graduate who played on the Bulldogs’ 1990 College World Series team. The Citadel had a chance in the ninth, loading the bases with one out on two hits and a walk. But Jacob Watcher fouled out to first base before Martin struck out swinging.
Published in: The Post and Courier - Online
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Friday
May 27, 2016
Citadel javelin thrower Capers Williamson takes aim at history
Citadel javelin thrower Capers Williamson takes aim at history Friday, attempting to become the first Bulldog to qualify for the NCAA Track and Field Championships. Williamson, a former Citadel football player, will compete in the NCAA East Region preliminaries at the University of North Florida, with the javelin competition set to begin at noon. Williamson is ranked No. 12 in the NCAA East Region, and must place in the top 12 to advance to the NCAA championships on June 8 in Eugene, Oregon. Williamson’s throw of 239 feet, four inches at the Southern Conference championship broke his own school and conference records, and earned him a second straight SoCon title. He’s just one of 33 throwers in the nation to reach the 230-foot mark this season, and has done it three times.
Published in: The Post and Courier - Online
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Friday
May 27, 2016
Cunningham Earns Academic All-District Honors
The Citadel track and field sophomore Jamie Cunningham was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District team, it was announced Thursday. Cunningham boasted an impressive 3.98 grade-point average during the spring semester as he pursues a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering. The sophomore from Alpharetta, Georgia, competes for both the cross country and track and field teams at The Citadel. Cunningham wrapped up his second campaign as a Bulldog on May 13 at the Southern Conference Outdoor Championships. He finished 15th overall in the men's 10,000-meter run with a time of 34:00.09. Cunningham paired that performance with a 17th-place finish in the 5,000-meter event at the Southern Conference Indoor Championships, as he clocked a personal-best 15:34.35. His top outing of the spring came at the Lowcountry Invitational where he placed second overall and earned 10 team points with a time of 9:24.34. Cunningham later added a fourth-place finish in the 1,500-meter run by clocking a 4:07.20. Cunningham is the fifth Bulldog to receive CoSIDA Academic All-District honors in 2015-16, joining Jennifer Burch of the rifle team, Derrick Henry of the basketball team and Joe Crochet and Kyle Weaver of the football team.
Published in: CitadelSports.com - Online
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Friday
May 27, 2016
Led by Alex MacDonald, Citadel rugby team takes aim at national title
At 6-4 and 225 pounds, Alex MacDonald looks like a perfect combination of tight end and linebacker — which is exactly what he played during his football career at Hilton Head High School. “I only played for one season, though,” MacDonald said. “My dad wouldn’t let me play because he was against contact sports.” No small irony, then, that MacDonald has found his greatest athletic success playing another contact sport — club team rugby at The Citadel. MacDonald, who just graduated from The Citadel with a degree in business administration, is president and team captain of Citadel rugby, which won the Southern Rugby Conference championship this year. The Bulldogs will compete for a national title this weekend at the USA Rugby College 7s Division II national championship in Cary, N.C. The progress of Citadel rugby has mirrored MacDonald’s own. A four-time all-conference pick, he has been selected to play for the ATAVUS All-Stars, a national development program that puts him on track to compete for a spot on the U.S. national team, the USA Eagles. Not bad for a guy who had never offloaded a pass or kicked a mulligrubber until he arrived at The Citadel.
Published in: The Post and Courier - Online
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Thursday
May 26, 2016
1. The Citadel thanks community following beach house fire
The Citadel released an open letter to the Lowcountry community Wednesday after a fire that damaged the Col. Robert R. McCormick Beach Club of the Citadel on the Isle of Palms. The May 8 fire heavily damaged the building. Two people were inside when the fire broke out, but escaped unharmed, according to Isle Of Palms Fire Chief Ann Graham. The letter, signed by The Citadel's President Lt. Gen. John W. Rosa, explains the importance of the building and expresses gratitude to emergency responders and those who helped during and after the fire. The letter reads:
Broadcast on: WCSC-TV 5 - Online
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Thursday
May 26, 2016
1.1 An open letter of thanks to the Lowcountry community
On May 8, the quiet early morning hours of Mothers’ Day on the Isle of Palms were interrupted by a fierce and fast-moving fire at the Col. Robert R. McCormick Beach Club of The Citadel. A neighbor saw the flames and called, and before we even knew it was burning, the Isle of Palms community was there working to save it with the help of other Lowcountry emergency responders. The rapid and heartfelt response from our community was inspiring and greatly appreciated. The list of those who have come to the aid of the beach club staff and our displaced clients is long; all should be thanked. But first, for those unfamiliar, here is why it is important. And our Isle of Palms neighbors know the couple who lived in the house: Susan, an MUSC nurse and her husband Michael, the property manager. They were awakened around 3:45 with the fire already well underway; glass from the windows exploding as they escaped the flames that shot 40 feet into the air. They lost almost everything they owned, but thankfully were not hurt. Clients, especially brides and grooms get to know Michael when planning their event. Many sent heartfelt notes of concern, even after learning that their important events must be moved:
Published in: The Digitel - Online
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Thursday
May 26, 2016
2. Washington Prize
A noted biographer whose work has focused on the women behind the great men of history has won the 2016 George Washington Prize. Flora Fraser was awarded the $50,000 prize for her book The Washingtons: George and Martha, “Join’d by Friendship, Crown’d by Love.” The award, which is one of the nation’s largest literary prizes, honors the best new works on the nation’s founding era, especially those that engage a broad public audience. Conferred by Washington College, the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, and George Washington’s Mount Vernon, it was presented to Fraser on May 25 at a black-tie gala at the Mount Vernon estate. The Mount Vernon event also honored six finalists for the 2016 George Washington Prize: Mary Sarah Bilder for Madison’s Hand: Revising the Constitutional Convention (Harvard), Kathleen DuVal for Independence Lost: Lives on the Edge of the American Revolution (Random House), Robert Middlekauff for Washington’s Revolution: The Making of America’s FirstLeader (Knopf), Janet Polasky for Revolutions Without Borders: The Call to Liberty in the Atlantic World (Yale), David Preston for Braddock’s Defeat: The Battle of the Monongahela and the Road to Revolution (Oxford), and John Sedgwick for War of Two: Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr, and the Duel That Stunned the Nation (Penguin).
Published in: Washington College - website
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Thursday
May 26, 2016
2.1 Three graduate from The Citadel
A Whitmire resident and two Union residents were among the nearly 600 cadets, active duty and veteran students to graduate from The Citadel earlier this month. In a statement released this past week, The Citadel announced that the members of its Class of 2016 were recognized for excellence in leadership, service and academics. The press release states that the South Carolina Corps of Cadets celebrated the graduation of over 550 cadets, 11 active duty students and 27 veteran students from 32 states on May 7, 2016. Of those cadets, 151 were commissioned as officers. Top areas of study for the class included business administration, engineering, political science and criminal justice. The Class of 2016 included the following residents of Whitmire and Union: • Daniel Boulware of Whitmire graduated with a BS in Education Social Studies. • Jacob Patterson of Jonesville graduated with a BS in Business Administration. • Jacob Robbins of Union graduated with a BA in Criminal Justice.
Published in: Union Daily Times - Online
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Thursday
May 26, 2016
2.1 Travelers Institute Hosts Sixth Annual Hurricane Preparedness Symposium in Charleston
The Travelers Institute, the public policy division of The Travelers Companies, Inc. TRV 0.01% , today hosts its annual "Kicking Off Hurricane Preparedness Season" symposium at The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina. In collaboration with the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety and the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of South Carolina, the event focuses on how local governments, businesses and families can prepare for and recover from severe weather as the Atlantic Hurricane Season officially begins June 1. "Preparedness is critical to staying safe during catastrophic events that can devastate communities and displace families and businesses," said Joan Woodward, President of the Travelers Institute and Executive Vice President of Public Policy at Travelers. "We are pleased to organize resources and provide a forum to share best practices on what communities can do to help protect lives and property during storm season."
Published in: benzinga.com - Online
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Thursday
May 26, 2016
High chance of tropical or subtropical formation off the Southeast U.S. coastline.
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Published in: National Hurricane Center - Online
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Thursday
May 26, 2016
Mercer blows past The Citadel at SoCon Tournament, 13-1
Mercer outfielder Trey Truitt set a Southern Conference Baseball Championship single-game record with three home runs as the top-seeded Bears clubbed No. 8 seed The Citadel 13-1 in seven innings Wednesday at Fluor Field. Mercer (36-21) hit six home runs overall, one shy of the tournament’s single-game record, en route to the mercy-rule victory. The defending champion Bears will face No. 4 seed Furman, a 3-0 winner over No. 5 seed ETSU in Wednesday’s first game, Thursday at 4 p.m. The Citadel (17-41) will face ETSU in an elimination game at 9 a.m. Thursday. The Bears’ six homers averaged just shy of 398 feet each, with three of them going over 400. Two-time SoCon Player of the Year Kyle Lewis’ fourth-inning blast went an estimated 461 feet. Jackson Ware and Truitt hit solo homers to stake Mercer starter Ryan Askew to a 2-0 lead in the third inning before the Bears blew things open with a nine-run fourth. Mercer sent 14 batters to the plate in the frame, getting homers from Ryan Hagan, Truitt and Lewis as The Citadel used three pitchers in the inning.
Published in: WCSC-TV 5 - Online
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Wednesday
May 25, 2016
1. Clyburn: To strengthen The Citadel, remove the Confederate flag
David Lauderdale’s column last week supporting The Citadel’s denial of a student’s request to wear a hijab brought to mind my opposition to flying the Confederate battle flag there. That objectionable banner, which was never the official flag of the Confederacy, is a symbol of white supremacy and resistance to the rule of law. Any doubt as to the flag’s meaning to a great swath of South Carolinians was erased by the perpetrator of the horrific shootings at Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston on June 17 of last year. Mr. Lauderdale opines that The Citadel’s purpose as a military college is to build a corps, where “it is not about faith …. It is not about freedom of expression or constitutional rights … people give up themselves for something larger.” While reasonable people can disagree on the proper application of these sentiments to the hijab issue, I believe Mr. Lauderdale’s argument makes a compelling case that the Confederate battle flag has no place at a military college. That argument has been endorsed by the U.S. Supreme Court. “To accomplish its mission,” the court observed in 1986, “the military must foster instinctive obedience, unity, commitment and esprit de corps.”
Published in: The State - Online
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Wednesday
May 25, 2016
2. Letter: The Citadel unfairly besieged
The Citadel used to offer an educational experience like none other. Young men enrolled for its strict discipline and military environment. Now, much like all our armed services, it is becoming a watered down social experiment. Every year it seems there is another assault on its history and traditional values. What’s next? The knob experience? Gray uniforms? Brass buttons? The school has become a target. Following its present course, it is soon to become just another public university that offers ROTC. What a shame. Kurtis Kendle 42nd Avenue Isle of Palms
Published in: The Post and Courier - Online
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Wednesday
May 25, 2016
2.1 Local Citadel students honored
Members of The Citadel Class of 2016 were recognized for excellence in leadership, service and academics. The South Carolina Corps of Cadets celebrated the graduation of over 550 cadets, 11 active duty students and 27 veteran students from 32 states on May 7, 2016. Of those cadets, 151 were commissioned as officers. Top areas of study for the class included business administration, engineering, political science and criminal justice. Hunter Blackwell of Loris graduated with a BS in Business Administration. Mason Floyd of Aynor graduated with a BS in Business Administration.
Published in: myhorrynews.com - Online
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Wednesday
May 25, 2016
3.0 Veteran students and degree completion: how are they faring?
Over the past five years, the veteran student population has become one of the most important constituencies in higher education. Many institutions have created programs, policies, and recruiting strategies to attract this group, and several colleges and universities have been quite successful in enhancing their veteran student enrollment. There is little doubt that the number of veterans returning from deployments wishing to further their education has grown. According to a 2015 report from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, between 2000 and 2012 nearly one million veterans and military service members received education benefits through the VA. Veteran students are typically older than other students, and nearly half are married and have famlies, making them an especially reliable poplutatuion for college and universities to recruit. In addition to being older than traditional students, nearly two-thirds of veteran students are the first in their family to attend college. This is significantly higher than the percentage of non-military students (43 percent) who are considered "first generation" students. Veteran students are also more likely to have enrolled in college at some other point in time. According to a 2013 study, the average veteran student enters their most current institution with about 28 credit hours, making them an academic sophomore upon acceptance. Such an enhanced starting point greatly improves degree completion, particularly for those who have family obligations and must manage taking classes along with work constraints, and family commitments.
Published in: The Citadel Newsroom - Online
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Wednesday
May 25, 2016
3.1 Business Kudos
Carolina One New Homes, a division of Carolina One Real Estate, is announced that Eddie Pate has been named as the New Homes Division’s Sales Performance Coach. As Sales Performance Coach, Pate’s primary responsibility will be to establish and maintain a continuous sales and marketing training program for both experienced and inexperienced New Homes’ sales people. Jason Harper, the previous Performance Coach, will be moving solely into sales management with the rapidly expanding and highly successful New Homes Builder Team. Harper, with the assistance of the New Homes Management Team, will be assisting with Pate’s transition into his new role. Pate, a native of Farmville, NC is a graduate of East Carolina University and received his MBA from the Citadel. Prior to joining Carolina One Real Estate, Pate was employed as Sales Manager for nationally known builders Beazer Homes (10 years), Ryland Homes and Centex Homes. Pate’s career in the home building industry as a sales, marketing and operations executive has spanned nearly 30 years. Pate was honored on three separate occasions with a Prism Award for Sales Manager of the Year by the Charleston Trident Home Builders Association. Additionally, Pate served as an Adjunct Professor of Business at Trident Technical College in the field of business and business management. Pate is married to Cynthia Pate a top producing Loan Originator with Carolina One Mortgage.
Published in: Moultrie News - Online
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Wednesday
May 25, 2016
3.2 Virginia Couple To Attempt Life's Ambition: A Transatlantic Row
Perhaps more than most other human endeavors, ocean rowing tests the limits of marine engineering, human endurance and mental control. For a Virginia couple preparing to depart on a transatlantic row from Chatham, it will also be a test of their relationship. Cindy Way, 41, and James Caple, 47, are waiting for a window of favorable weather before departing Chatham – possibly as soon as this weekend. Their tandem ocean rowboat, Nautilus, is 24 feet long, and will soon be stocked to the gunwales with provisions for a three-month trip, including 180 prepackaged meals, 310 energy bars, 50 boxes of cereal, and nearly 80 gallons of fresh water, serving as ballast and an auxiliary drinking water supply. Caple, a distance runner and triathlete, is a graduate of the Citadel and of Boston University, and he rows competitively near his home in Northern Virginia. He has three children, ages 12 to 18. A U.S. Navy veteran, Way is a passionate equestrian, rower and triathlete, and had her first taste of rowing at Tabor Academy in Marion, Mass., which hosted a reception for them this week. Caple said he was inspired to take on an ocean row after reading about Roz Savage, the English athlete who holds four world records for ocean rowing, including being the first woman to row solo across three oceans, the Atlantic, the Pacific and the Indian.
Published in: Cape Cod Chronicle - Online
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Wednesday
May 25, 2016
4. Graduations for Lowcountry high schools start this week
Public school students across the Lowcountry will soon turn tassels and toss caps as they celebrate reaching the end of their high school careers. Berkeley County will kick off the festivities Wednesday with two graduations. Dorchester and Charleston county students will matriculate Saturday through June 4. The graduation schedule is as follows: June 2 West Ashley High - 9 a.m., North Charleston Coliseum Gregg Mathis Charter High - 10 a.m., Felix C. Davis Community Center Wando High - 3 p.m., North Charleston Coliseum James Island Charter High - 6 p.m., The Citadel McAlister Field House
Published in: The Post and Courier - Online
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Wednesday
May 25, 2016
9. Citadel rallies for 3-2 win over VMI in SoCon Tournament
The Citadel baseball team survived by scoring the tying run on a squeeze play in the ninth inning, and then advanced on Bret Hines’ game-winning smash in the 10th. Hines’ triple to the wall in center field scored Mike Deese with the winning run, and the eighth-seeded Bulldogs pulled out a 3-2 win over No. 9 VMI in the Southern Conference Tournament at Fluor Field on Tuesday. The dramatic ending to a pitchers’ duel between The Citadel’s J.P. Sears and VMI’s Josh Winder sent the 17-40 Bulldogs into the tournament’s double-elimination main bracket to face No. 1 Mercer at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday. “Survive and advance,” Citadel coach Fred Jordan said. “Winder was very, very good for a freshman, but J.P. Sears and (reliever) Kyle Smith matched him, and we finally got the big hit there at the end of the game to secure it.” Deese singled with two outs in the 10th before Hines, a junior from Hanahan High School, jolted a ball to the fence in center field. VMI’s Will Malbon crashed into the wall in pursuit, but could not come up with the catch. Deese scored the winning run from first.
Published in: The Post and Courier - Online
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Wednesday
May 25, 2016
9.1 The Citadel survives SoCon play-in game with VMI
Bret Hines hit a walk-off RBI triple in the bottom of the 10th inning to lead No. 8 seed The Citadel past No. 9 seed VMI, 3-2, in the opening game of the Southern Conference Baseball Championship at Fluor Field on Tuesday. The Bulldogs (17-40) advance to face No. 1 seed Mercer (35-21) on Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. VMI saw its season end at 21-35. With two out and Mike Deese on first, Hines ripped a drive to straightaway center that chased VMI center fielder Will Malbon all the way to the wall. The ball glanced off of Malbon’s glove as the junior crashed full speed into the wall, allowing Deese to race home from first with the winning run and capping The Citadel’s exciting late-game rally. The Bulldogs were trailing by one and down to their last two outs in the ninth inning but tied things at 2 on a squeeze play to force extras. After drawing a leadoff walk, Steven Hansen moved to second on a wild pitch on a strikeout of Barrett Charpia, chasing VMI starter Josh Winder. Reliever Jack Gomersall promptly issued another wild pitch and a walk to put runners on the corners, and pinch-hitter Jacob Watcher greeted reliever Taylor Edens by laying down a sacrifice bunt that allowed Hansen to scamper home with the tying run.
Broadcast on: WCSC-TV 5 - Online
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Wednesday
May 25, 2016
9.2 Parks eager to join The Citadel's up-tempo offense
At the same time Preston Parks was setting Wade Hampton's single-season scoring record, The Citadel, under first-year coach Duggar Baucom, was establishing a school record for points in a season. After signing with The Citadel, Parks figures he'll be right where he belongs. "Everybody knows I love to shoot, I love to get up and down, so that fit my style of play," Parks said. Parks, The Greenville News All-Upstate and Greenville County Player of the Year, chose The Citadel of the Southern Conference after having originally committed to Gardner-Webb. He said he still considered Gardner-Webb, as well as Presbyterian College, Liberty, USC-Aiken, Limestone and several prep schools and junior colleges. "The Citadel, I just felt like it was a great fit for me," Parks said. "Playing in the SoCon, that's a very good conference. New class, new coaches, so I felt like it was going to be a fresh start, and it fit my of play." As a senior, the 6-foot-1 Parks averaged 23.1 points and 3.2 assists and shot 76 percent from the free-throw line and 40 percent from 3-point range. He set school records for points in a career (1,596), season (566) and game (43). Under Baucom, The Citadel averaged 86 points per game — second in the nation and 22 more than the previous season. The Bulldogs also set school records for field goals made and 3-pointers made in a season.
Published in: Greenville News - Online
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Wednesday
May 25, 2016
9.3 Charleston Baseball Hall of Fame Releases 2016 Candidates
The Charleston Baseball Hall of Fame’s advisory committee has released its candidates for the Class of 2016, and enshrinement will be conducted by voting from local fans. The Committee also announced that fans will select the two that collect the most votes while the committee will vote in two members. Official ballots will be at Riley Park beginning today and on-line voting will also be available via a link posted at RiverDogs.com or at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ZJYX2MJ. Voting will conclude on Friday, July 21. On Friday, Aug. 5, the top two individuals with the most votes will be inducted in August prior to a RiverDogs’ home game. The Charleston Baseball Hall of Fame is coordinated and operated by the Charleston RiverDogs. An advisory committee consisting of knowledgeable local volunteers was created to come up with the names as potential nominees. The Hall of Fame is located inside Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park. The finalists, in alphabetical order, for the Class of 2016:
Broadcast on: WCSC-TV 5 - Online
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Wednesday
May 25, 2016
9.33 Pawlowski, Campbell, Swindle among Charleston Baseball Hall of Fame candidates
The seven-member 2016 Charleston Baseball Hall of Fame candidate class has lots of Cougar maroon but is a typically eclectic group. Former College of Charleston head coach John Pawlowski and former Cougars Chris Campbell and Nick Chigges join broadcaster Ted Byrne, youth coach Tim Linker, umpire John Couch and former Charleston Southern pitcher R.J. Swindell on a finalist list released Tuesday. Fans will select two of the candidates in an on-line vote that begins today on RiverDogs.com. The Hall of Fame committee will elect two members not on the candidate list to make up a four-member Class of 2016 to be added to the Hall of Fame located inside Riley Park. Voting will conclude July 21 with an induction ceremony set for Aug. 5 prior to a RiverDogs home game. The 2016 finalists, in alphabetical order:
Published in: The Post and Courier - Online
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Tuesday
May 24, 2016
1. Rants & Raves: Muslim headdress at The Citadel (readers' opinion)
On The Citadel not allowing a Muslim student to wear her hijab: She knew the dress code and agreed by applying. This tells me she’s just looking for attention and causing trouble by agreeing to follow the rules and then wanting the rules to change when she gets there to suit her. There are fine colleges all over the country, go to one of those that suit your needs. Heather Toole Hawkins People are all about freedom of religion as long as it aligns with their ideology or their bigoted views. If it was someone telling a Christian to remove a cross pendant or something similar, heads would roll. Timothy Pate The Citadel started admitting women in 1995 and it didn’t weaken any traditions at the school. I think that was far more significant of a change than allowing a cadet to wear a hijab for religious reasons. Mike Sampogna The uniform is the uniform. One of the first thing taught is conformity and don’t stick out. Ric Snow The women who have been attending the Citadel since 1995 have been wearing the required uniform. I’m sorry, but a hijab is not part of the uniform, nor should it ever be. She knew the rules before making her decision to attend. If she didn’t like them, then she should go elsewhere — not try to change the rules to accommodate her own personal “uniform.” Terry Wright We’re all allowed to apply at any place we want to but if something doesn’t fit into your beliefs then don’t apply. Barbara Zsigovits The Citadel did not ban hijabs. She can wear a hijab during other activities in which she is not required to wear the uniform of the day. For example, during ROTC or PT and is allowed to wear it when going to religious services as well.
Published in: Island Packet - website
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Tuesday
May 24, 2016
10 Schools That Award the Most Financial Aid to Out-of-State Students
The U.S. News Short List, separate from our overall rankings, is a regular series that magnifies individual data points in hopes of providing students and parents a way to find which undergraduate or graduate programs excel or have room to grow in specific areas. Be sure to explore The Short List: College, The Short List: Grad School and The Short List: Online Programs to find data that matter to you in your college or graduate school search. The cost of attending college is even pricier when a student decides to attend a public school as an out-of-state student, but a significant financial aid award package can help pay for the bump in price. On average, tuition and fees for an out-of-state student for the 2014-2015 school year were double what in-state students paid, according to U.S. News data. But some public institutions offer larger financial awards to offset the higher costs and attract nonresident students. The Citadel, known as "The Military College of South Carolina," offers the largest average amount in financial aid to nonresident recipients – the highest out of the 283 public colleges and universities that submitted the data to U.S. News.
Published in: U.S. News and World Report - Online
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Tuesday
May 24, 2016
Citadel baseball gets a new start in SoCon Tournament
If ever a baseball team needed a fresh start to a season, it’s the 2016 Citadel Bulldogs. Coach Fred Jordan’s 25th Citadel squad trudged its way to a 16-40 record, the program’s most losses in a single season. The Citadel’s team batting average of .237 was the Bulldogs’ worst since 1972, and they’ve never had a higher team earned run average than this year’s figure of 6.58. By any measure, it was one of the worst seasons in the proud history of Citadel baseball, which includes 13 Southern Conference regular season titles, eight league tournament championships and a 1990 trip to the College World Series. The beleaguered Bulldogs get a chance to start over in the SoCon Tournament at Fluor Field in Greenville, where the No. 8 seed Citadel will take on No. 9 VMI at 10 a.m. Tuesday. The winner of the “play-in” game will join the tourney’s main bracket, taking on top seed and regular season champ Mercer on Wednesday.
Published in: The Post and Courier - Online
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Tuesday
May 24, 2016
The Citadel's Peden Voted to All-Freshman Team
Ben Peden was selected to the Southern Conference All-Freshman Team, it was announced Monday. The Greenville, South Carolina, native finished the regular season with a .241 batting average and 21 RBI while starting 41 games at first base. Peden belted a team-high eight home runs during the 2016 season, seven of which came against Southern Conference opponents. He is also the most recent Bulldog to hit two home runs in a single game, launching two against Samford on May 14. The freshman finished the SoCon slate with a .566 slugging percentage and scored 17 times. Since the Southern Conference began all-freshman recognition in 2009, Peden is the 11th Bulldog to receive the honor. The Bulldogs open SoCon Tournament play Tuesday against VMI. First pitch from Flour Field is set for 10 a.m. Live stats, video and audio will be available on CitadelSports.com.
Broadcast on: WCSC-TV 5 (Charleston) - Online
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