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Friday
December 15, 2017
Astronaut Randy Bresnik, Citadel graduate, returns to Earth after 4.5-month stay in space
Col. Randy Bresnik, a 1989 Citadel graduate, landed back on earth Thursday morning after spending 139 days in space aboard the International Space Station. "I was in my office last week and received a phone call. The caller ID said outer space," said retired Col. Tom Clark, who served in the Marines with Bresnik. "Knowing Randy Bresnik, it doesn't surprise me at all that he's risen to the pinnacle of our profession."Bresnik and two other astronauts landed safely in a space capsule in Kazakhstan around 3:30 a.m. EST. NASA tweeted a short video of Bresnik raising his arms triumphantly as he sat atop the capsule. "He is a model of what The Citadel strives to be," Clark said. "We focus on our three core values of honor, duty, and respect...he brings all of those together."
Broadcast on: WCIV-TV 4 (Charleston) - Online
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Friday
December 15, 2017
Astronaut, Citadel grad Randy Bresnik returns from ISS
After a five-month whirl around the Earth and three space walks, Citadel graduate and International Space Station commander Col. Randy Bresnik landed safely in Kazakhstan early Thursday. NASA announced the return saying Bresnik and two other astronauts who came back with him opened a new chapter in the scientific capability of humanity’s premier microgravity laboratory. A photo showed Bresnik with his arms hoisted as he was helped from the Soyuz MS-05 spacecraft.
Published in: The Post and Courier - Online
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Friday
December 15, 2017
Citadel Graduate Returns to Earth from International Space Station
What a ride it has been for a Citadel graduate! Commander Randy Bresnik tweeted out a goodbye to the International Space Station. While you were sleeping, he made the roughly 225 mile trip back down to earth after 139 days in space. It was a textbook touchdown for that group of astronauts after landing safely back on earth early Thursday morning. Bresnik is the first graduate of The Citadel to fly in space. He has been the commander of the International Space Station since July.
Broadcast on: FOX News - Online
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Friday
December 15, 2017
Citadel honors
Citadel graduate Mark Nash of Georgetown, right, recently presented the Nash Family Scholarship award to cadet Alex Bialakis, a member of the Bulldogs' baseball team. Each year a Citadel student-athlete receives the scholarship as part of the Memorial Fund Banquet.
Published in: southstrandnews.com - Online
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Friday
December 15, 2017
Citadel rally falls short in 87-77 loss at Campbell
The Citadel cut a 27-point deficit to seven with 5:21 to play, but that's as close as the Bulldogs could get in an 87-77 loss at Campbell on Thursday night. Junior guard Chris Clemons, the preseason Big South Conference basketball player of the year, scored 32 points for the Camels (5-5). Junior guard Matt Frierson led the Bulldogs (4-6) with 22 points. The teams were tied at 24-24 in the first half before the Camels closed the half on an 18-2 run to take control of the game. Campbell's lead reached 27 in the second half before The Citadel mounted its comeback.“Once you get down that big, there's no penalty for playing hard and with abandon, and good things can happen sometimes,” Citadel coach Duggar Baucom said on his postgame radio show. “But we can't get down by 27 to a good team like we did, that's just asinine.” It was 24-24 with just 6:31 left in the first half when the Camels scored 16 straight points for a 40-24 lead.
Published in: The Post and Courier - Online
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Thursday
December 14, 2017
1. NASA Astronaut Bresnik and Crewmates Return to Earth From Space Station

Three crew members who have been living and working aboard the International Space Station returned to Earth on Thursday, landing in Kazakhstan after opening a new chapter in the scientific capability of humanity’s premier microgravity laboratory. Expedition 53 Commander Randy Bresnik of NASA and Flight Engineers Paolo Nespoli of ESA (European Space Agency) and Sergey Ryazanskiy of Roscosmos landed at 3:37 a.m. EST (2:37 p.m. Kazakhstan time) southeast of the remote town of Dzhezkazgan in Kazakhstan. Together, the Expedition 53 crew members contributed to hundreds of experiments in biology, biotechnology, as well as Earth and other physical sciences aboard the orbiting laboratory. Their time aboard marked the first long-term increase in crew size on the U.S. segment of the International Space Station from three to four, allowing NASA to maximize time dedicated to research on the station. Highlights from the research conducted while they were aboard include investigations of microgravity’s effect on the antibiotic resistance of E. coli, a bacterial pathogen responsible for urinary tract infection in humans and animals; growing larger versions of an important protein implicated in Parkinson’s disease; and delivering a new instrument to address fundamental science questions on the origins and history of cosmic rays.

Published in: nasa.gov - Online
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Thursday
December 14, 2017
How does Alabama loss affect Bannon's S. Carolina gov role?
As conservative Republicans reel from Tuesday's loss in Alabama by Roy Moore, the candidate picked by former White House strategist Steve Bannon to fill Jeff Sessions' Senate seat, Republicans and Democrats alike are questioning Bannon's influence in horserace politics. That includes a race in South Carolina where one of the front-runners, Catherine Templeton, has aligned herself with Bannon and praises the Brietbart News chief as the "voice of the rest of us." President Donald Trump — who initially backed another GOP candidate before ultimately siding with Moore over Democrat Doug Jones in Alabama — has already waded into South Carolina's contest, backing Gov. Henry McMaster's bid for a first full term. That sets up a primary showdown between McMaster and Templeton, the former state labor chief, which could mirror the GOP contest in Alabama that led to Moore's nomination and ultimate defeat.Templeton has maintained a friendship with Bannon since late 2016, when they met while she was being vetted for a Trump administration slot. Last month, she introduced him at an event at The Citadel.
Published in: newsobserver.com - Online
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Thursday
December 14, 2017
Man shot in armed robbery at Hampton Park, Charleston PD looking for suspects
A man showed up on the Citadel's campus in need of help Friday night after being shot in what he claims was an armed robbery at the Hampton Park Gazebo, Charleston Police say. Police say they responded to the Citadel's Grimsley Hall around 9:30 p.m. Friday, where Citadel Public safety had found a man with an injury to his left shoulder. The man told authorities he'd come there after being robbed and assaulted in Hampton Park off Cleveland Street. The victim was taken to MUSC for treatment. Police ask anyone with information about this incident to call 843-743-7200, and ask for the on-duty CPD detective, or Crime Stoppers at 843-554 1111.
Broadcast on: WCIV-TV 4 (Charleston) - Online
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Thursday
December 14, 2017
Shrine Bowl helps Berea's Adam Henderson 'get a feel' for college football
He said Coastal Carolina and The Citadel are both "looking to offer" him. "I'm just looking forward to getting on the campuses and seeing what it's like," he said. For the first time, the NCAA has an early signing period for football, from Dec. 20-22. But Henderson said he won't be signing until the regular ...
Published in: Greenvilleonline.com - Online
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Wednesday
December 13, 2017
1. Citadel graduate to return from International Space Station Thursday

Col.Randy Bresnik, a graduate of The Citadel, is set to return to earth Thursday after spending 139 days on the International Space Station. Bresnik was the commander of Expedition 53 and arrived at the ISS on July 28, 2017 after taking off from Kazakhstan and orbiting the earth four times after launch. Bresnik said prior to the launch that he will always be grateful to his alma mater for equipping him with the tools to conquer any role. "I had never been east of the Mississippi before and I hadn't felt humidity like that before" he said. "So that first freshman year, my knob year, was certainly an interesting year." While at The Citadel, Bresnik studied mathematics and obtained multiple scholarships. He made the Dean's List and was considered a Gold Star student. He graduated in 1989 and went into the Marines. He later earned a Masters degree from Tennessee in 2002. Bresnik was selected as part of NASA's astronaut class 9 in 2004 as one of 11 from over 4,000 applicants. He's the first graduate of The Citadel to have the chance to fly in space. A Russian and European astronaut will join Bresnik on his journey back to earth. The trio is scheduled to undock from the ISS at 12:14 a.m. ET Thursday and land back on earth in Kazakhstan at 3:38 a.m. ET.

Broadcast on: WCSC-TV 5 (Charleston) - Online
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Wednesday
December 13, 2017
1.1 Message 28: Homecoming Preparations For Trip Back To Earth December 14
Two International Space Station crews are preparing to swap places at the orbital lab next week. In the midst of the crew swap activities, Commander Randy Bresnik also sent down dramatic photographs of the wildfires in California. The Expedition 52-53 trio is getting its Soyuz MS-05 spacecraft ready for a three-and-a-half hour ride back to Earth on Dec. 14 after 139 days in space. Sergey Ryazanskiy, the Soyuz Commander, will lead his crewmates Randy Bresnik of NASA and Paolo Nespoli of the European Space Agency to a parachuted landing on the steppe Kazakhstan. Next, the Expedition 54-55 trio will blast off Dec. 17 aboard the Soyuz MS-07 spacecraft and take a two-day trip to its new home in space. Anton Shkaplerov, a veteran cosmonaut from Roscosmos, will lead the flight to the station flanked by first-time astronauts Scott Tingle of NASA and Norishige Kanai of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency. Back on orbit, Bresnik shared pictures he took on social media of the wildfires threatening the greater Los Angeles area in southern California. He wrote on his Twitter account, “Thank you to all the first responders, firefighters, and citizens willing to help fight these California wildfires.” More wildfire photos can be viewed on the NASA portal.
Published in: The Citadel Space Blog - Online
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Wednesday
December 13, 2017
2. Citadel Veteran Students partnering with Junior League to help families with babies
The Citadel Student Veterans Association (CSVA), in conjunction with the Junior League of Charleston, is hosting a diaper drive to benefit families in the Lowcountry. They started Dec. 1 and will continue until the end of the day Dec. 15. “The Citadel Student Veterans Association strives to partner with various non-profits in the Charleston area to give back to the community in which we live,” said Juan Campana, CSVA president. “We were approached with the idea of hosting a Junior League of Charleston diaper drive. After learning of the constant need for disposable diapers for families in the Lowcountry we decided this would be a good fit for our group this holiday season.” Many lower income families in the area do not have washers and dryers, and cannot wash cloth diapers in laundromats because it is not permitted due to contamination of the machines. Disposable diapers are their only option. The Junior league of Charleston started a new diaper bank in 2017 that collects, packages and works with partner organizations to distribute diapers those in need throughout the Lowcountry.
Published in: Citadel News Room - Online
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Wednesday
December 13, 2017
3. The Citadel Foundation Earns Prestigious CASE Educational Fundraising Award
The Citadel Foundation has been named a recipient of a 2017 CASE (Council for the Advancement and Support of Education) Educational Fundraising Award in overall performance, an honor given to superior fundraising programs at educational institutions across the country. Of 544 eligible colleges, only 43 (8 percent) were recognized with an overall performance award. Winners were selected based on an analysis of three years of fundraising data submitted to the Council for Aid to Education's annual Voluntary Support of Education survey. The Citadel Foundation is a first-time winner. “Across the state and the country, many colleges and universities have experienced severe financial pressure as a result of the financial crisis a few years ago,” said Claudius E. “Bud” Watts IV, Chairman of The Citadel Foundation. “The hard work of our staff and generosity of our donors have enabled the college to flourish despite a drop in state funding from 20% of the college operating budget in 2006 to 9% today. Donor support of every aspect of The Citadel community makes our mission possible.”
Published in: Charleston CEO - Online
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Wednesday
December 13, 2017
4. Female Elon leaders shine as powerful figures in their fields

“I asked my dad, ‘Do they let girls do that job,’ and my dad said a very good thing. ‘Well you can be anything you want to be,’” said Connie Book, the next president of Elon University. The topic of powerful women is one that is strongly represented in the world today. The Women’s Index Study revealed that 86 percent identify femininity as a strength and 76 percent of women believe that the 21st century has become the best time to be female. Though in recent weeks, sexual assault reports have bombarded the news cycle as more women speak out about inappropriate, and often illegal, practices in the workplace. The allegations bring about questions of women feeling safe in workplaces that are dominated by men abusing their power. In the face of the outpouring of these allegations, women have proven they are important figures in their fields and will not be treated as anything less. Women are feeling more empowered than ever before and taking matters into their own hands to alter the trend of male dominated workplaces, boardrooms and mastheads. Many women leaders from the Elon community are doing the same.

Published in: Elonnewsnetwork.com - Online
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Wednesday
December 13, 2017
Former Citadel football coach Mike Houston signs 10-year extension with James Madison

Mike Houston's name comes up often in college coaching searches. And why not? The former Citadel coach turned around the Bulldogs' program in just two seasons, and is 27-1 with an FCS national championship in two years at James Madison. But it looks like Houston will be at JMU for a while. He has signed a 10-year contract extension with the Colonial Athletic Association school, announced Tuesday. The extension keeps Houston under contract through the 2027 season. "James Madison is a special place. Amanda, our boys and I want to be here and consider this home," said Houston, whose 13-0 team plays host to South Dakota State in the FCS semifinals this week. "JMU approached me in in the second half of the regular season to discuss an extended contract. During negotiations, there was significant interest from multiple FBS programs. Throughout the process, JMU was proactive in wanting to make a long-term commitment while ensuring that our staff could remain intact. I've turned down opportunities at the FBS level, and I did it because I believe in James Madison University." James Madison athletic director Jeff Bourne calls Houston "a perfect fit" for the school.

Published in: The Post and Courier - Online
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Wednesday
December 13, 2017
North Augusta wrestling team has family approach
Day’lyn McKinnis and her brother, Deandre, are on the team, along with the Ryberg sisters, Jessica and Lena. But it’s more than that, according to Layton Nirk, who won region honors in the 120-pound weight class last year, the program’s first. “The wrestling team is a family,” said Nirk, a junior who now competes in the 126-pound class. Matches often involve three teams, and while North Augusta lost to Evans, the Jackets beat Barnwell in only their second outing of this season. Last year, the NAHS team finished with a winning record and sent more players to the Upstate tournament than any other Aiken County team, Franklin said. One of his girls finished the season with a 12-11 record. Wrestling in Aiken County schools just started last year, at the urging of Superintendent Sean Alford, who coached “everything from football to girls volleyball to wrestling” over 20 years. His oldest son was a heavyweight wrestler at The Citadel and another is wrestling in the 174-pound class at the Naval Academy.
Published in: The Augusta Chronicle - Online
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Tuesday
December 12, 2017
1.1 Citadel grad returns Thursday from commanding International Space Station

Pizza night was a hoot. The International Space Station crew was spinning pepperoni pies through the air in zero gravity, leaving them to hover between bites. That's one way NASA astronaut Col. Randy Bresnik, 50, relaxed during a five-month deployment on the station orbiting 250 miles above the Earth. Bresnik, a 1989 graduate of The Citadel, returns home in the early hours Thursday when the Soyuz MS-05 spacecraft lands in Kazakhstan in the afternoon local time. Bresnik took command of the station's 15-module array of canisters and spheres in September, when the previous commander returned. During the course of the mission, Bresnik participated in hundreds of ongoing biology, biotechnology, physical science and science experiments, filmed the August eclipse and the current California wildfires.

Published in: The Post and Courier - Online
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Tuesday
December 12, 2017
2. The Citadel earns prestigious CASE educational fundraising award

The Citadel has been named a recipient of a 2017 CASE (Council for the Advancement and Support of Education) Educational Fundraising Award in overall performance, an honor given to superior fundraising programs at educational institutions across the country. Of 544 eligible colleges, only 43 (8 percent) were recognized with an overall performance award. Winners were selected based on an analysis of three years of fundraising data submitted to the Council for Aid to Education’s annual Voluntary Support of Education survey. The Citadel is a first-time winner. “Across the state and the country, many colleges and universities have experienced severe financial pressure as a result of the financial crisis a few years ago,” said Claudius E. “Bud” Watts IV, Chairman of The Citadel Foundation. “The hard work of our staff and generosity of our donors have enabled the college to flourish despite a drop in state funding from 20% of the college operating budget in 2006 to 9% today. Donor support of every aspect of The Citadel community makes our mission possible.”

Published in: Lowcountry Biz SC - Online
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Tuesday
December 12, 2017
3. SPAWAR Leaders Talk Defense, Industry Collaboration

Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center (SSC) Atlantic leadership and initiatives were highlighted during the 11th annual Charleston Defense Contractors Association (CDCA) Defense Summit, held Dec. 5 through 8. Keynote speeches, panels, technical track discussions and exhibits featured SSC Atlantic employees and center programs involving command, control, communications, computers and intelligence (C4I), cyber forensics, cybersecurity and system development, software defined networks, and transitioning science and technology investments to the battlefield for Marines. The CDCA Defense Summit’s theme, “Powered by Technology, Energized with Community,” highlighted the collaborative spirit of the defense and contractor community. The summit agenda included flag officers and senior civilian leaders from the National Security Agency, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Secret Service, Program Executive Office-Enterprise Information Systems (PEO-EIS), HP Enterprises, Microsoft Services, The Citadel and the Medical University of S.C.

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Tuesday
December 12, 2017
Former Clemson, Citadel QB Willie Simmons named head coach at Florida A&M
Former Clemson and The Citadel quarterback Willie Simmons will be the new head football coach at Florida A&M, the school announced Monday. Simmons will be introduced at an 11 a.m. news conference Tuesday. A native of Quincy, Fla., Simmons played quarterback at Clemson from 2000 to 2002 before finishing his career with one season at The Citadel in 2003. He worked as a graduate assistant at Clemson in 2006 before taking jobs as an assistant coach at Middle Tennessee State and Alcorn State. He had a record of 21-11 in three years as head coach at Prairie View A&M. At The Citadel in 2003, Simmons played for Ellis Johnson and led the Bulldogs to a 6-6 record, one of just five non-losing seasons in the last 15 for The Citadel. That season included wins over Furman, Appalachian State and Georgia Southern. Simmons, 37, replaces Alex Wood, who resigned on Nov. 20 after going 8-25 in three seasons. The Rattlers were 3-8 this past season and 2-6 in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference.
Published in: The Post and Courier - Online
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Tuesday
December 12, 2017
William Nall
William “Bill” Nathan Nall Sr., 79, passed away Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017. He was the son of the late Cecil Otto Nall and Johnnie Pearl Fridell Nall, and was also preceded in death by his son, William N. Nall Jr. Mr. Nall was a member of Chattanooga High School graduating class of 1957, and a 1961 graduate of The Citadel. He was a member of both the Lions Club international and The Citadel Alumni Association. LTC Nall retired from the U.S. Army Signal Corps after 24 years of Service. He then retired as a Government Contractor at Fort Lee. He is survived by his loving wife, Barbara Anne Miller Nall; his sons, Michael Alan Nall (Lek) of Tennessee and Timothy Brian Nall (Carol) of Prince George; grandchildren, Andrew, Nathan, and Mason; a sister, Donna Moore (Ray) of Georgia, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. A memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 15, 2017, at Gregory Memorial Presbyterian Church, 6300 Courthouse Road Prince George, Va. 23875, with the Rev. Jason Cashing officiating. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the church. Burial will take place at Ebenezer Methodist Church Cemetery, Galax, Va. Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, Gregory Memorial Presbyterian Church, or the Lions Club International. Condolences may be registered at www.ealvinsmall.com.
Published in: Chattanooga Times Free Press - Online
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Monday
December 11, 2017
1. The Citadel builds its engineering reputation with new degree in construction
The Citadel plans to offer a bachelor of science degree in construction engineering, accepting applications in the spring and beginning classes next fall. The new program won approval from the S.C. Commission on Higher Education on Thursday, a decision that marks a larger shift in the public military college's focus. The Citadel School of Engineering has more than doubled its offerings in the past five years while increasing its enrollment by 50 percent. Col. Ronald Welch, dean of School of Engineering, said the new program's emphasis on real-world construction will meet an obvious need. "The growth is everywhere. Cranes are everywhere. The industry has been asking me for five years, 'When are you going to give us construction engineers?' " Welch said. Long known for its military training and its academic programs in business and management, The Citadel has ramped up its engineering offerings during the last five years. The college currently offers undergraduate degrees in civil and environmental engineering, electrical and computer engineering, and mechanical engineering. The College of Engineering also added three new graduate degrees and 10 new graduate certificates in 2016.
Published in: The Post and Courier - Online
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Monday
December 11, 2017
2. Citadel Announces Construction Engineering Program
The Citadel School of Engineering continues to grow to meet the demand for highly trained engineers in South Carolina and around the country. The South Carolina Commission on Higher Education (CHE) approved a new Construction Engineering Bachelor of Science degree program at The Citadel during its meeting Dec. 7 in Columbia. Applications for the program will be accepted beginning in January with classes beginning in the fall of 2018. “Construction engineers are in especially high demand at this transformative time. The Citadel has taken to heart the needs for engineering leadership to support the population and business growth in South Carolina,” said Col. Ronald Welch, Ph.D., U.S. Army (Retired), dean of The Citadel School of Engineering. “Overall enrollment in The Citadel School of Engineering has grown by 50 percent in five years, and our engineers have a nearly 100 percent employment rate within two months of graduating.” According to the Charleston Regional Development Alliance, the Charleston area is growing three times faster than the U.S. average, with 34 new people moving to the region each day. Additionally, forecasts by the Charleston Regional Competitiveness Center project a 16.4 percent in the engineering field in this area by 2018.
Published in: Charleston Business Magazine - Online
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Monday
December 11, 2017
2. New construction engineering program to begin at The Citadel in fall 2018
The Citadel School of Engineering continues to grow to meet the demand for highly trained engineers in South Carolina and around the country. The South Carolina Commission on Higher Education (CHE) approved a new Construction Engineering Bachelor of Science degree program at The Citadel during its meeting Dec. 7 in Columbia. Applications for the program will be accepted beginning in January with classes beginning in the fall of 2018. “Construction engineers are in especially high demand at this transformative time. The Citadel has taken to heart the needs for engineering leadership to support the population and business growth in South Carolina,” said Col. Ronald Welch, Ph.D., U.S. Army (Retired), dean of The Citadel School of Engineering. “Overall enrollment in The Citadel School of Engineering has grown by 50 percent in five years, and our engineers have a nearly 100 percent employment rate within two months of graduating.” According to the Charleston Regional Development Alliance, the Charleston area is growing three times faster than the U.S. average, with 34 new people moving to the region each day. Additionally, forecasts by the Charleston Regional Competitiveness Center project a 16.4 percent in the engineering field in this area by 2018.
Published in: Citadel News Room - Online
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Monday
December 11, 2017
3. Insider threat detection presentations at Internet security World Congress by Citadel graduate student and professor
Malicious threats to an organization coming from people within that very organization are referred to as “insider threats.” Determining how to take technical control to detect and intercept insider threats is the focus of research underway by Citadel Graduate College student Lt. Andrew Tye. “What we are attempting to do is reduce the amount of time it takes to identify a threat within a LtAndrewTyeTheCitadelGraduateCollegelarge corporation or organization. I have been working with Professor Shankar Banik for over a year on insider threat detection. During this time we had to change our train of thought several times resulting in the research we are presenting at the world conference,” said Tye. Tye is a U.S. Navy officer pursuing a Master of Science in Computer and Information Science with Cybersecurity concentration. Banik is the head of The Citadel’s Cybersecurity Studies, which is a National Security Administration (NSA) designated National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense. He is also The Citadel Graduate College director of computer science and a network security researcher.
Published in: Citadel News Room - Online
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Monday
December 11, 2017
4. Thousands of longtime S.C. teachers could quit next year
More than 6,000 longtime state employees, most of them working in education, will lose a major financial incentive to stick around in 2018. Since 2001, the Teacher and Employee Retention Incentive has allowed public employees, including teachers and professors, to retire and then immediately return to work. They received the same salary as they did before retirement but also deposited their state retirement checks into a special account for up to five additional years. State lawmakers voted in 2012 to end TERI on June 30, 2018. With that deadline approaching, school districts and colleges across South Carolina are bracing for a mass exodus of seasoned educators.
Published in: The Post and Courier - Online
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Monday
December 11, 2017
4.1 The Citadel Foundation earns prestigious CASE educational fundraising award
The Citadel Foundation has been named a recipient of a 2017 CASE (Council for the Advancement and Support of Education) Educational Fundraising Award in overall performance, an honor given to superior fundraising programs at educational institutions across the country. Of 544 eligible colleges, only 43 (8 percent) were recognized with an overall performance award. CitadelFoundationCampaignWinners were selected based on an analysis of three years of fundraising data submitted to the Council for Aid to Education's annual Voluntary Support of Education survey. The Citadel Foundation is a first-time winner. “Across the state and the country, many colleges and universities have experienced severe financial pressure as a result of the financial crisis a few years ago,” said Claudius E. “Bud” Watts IV, Chairman of The Citadel Foundation. “The hard work of our staff and generosity of our donors have enabled the college to flourish despite a drop in state funding from 20% of the college operating budget in 2006 to 9% today. Donor support of every aspect of The Citadel community makes our mission possible.”
Published in: Citadel News Room - Online
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Monday
December 11, 2017
5. Cadet Command names its top 10 seniors
Ten college seniors from universities across the country have been selected by Cadet Command as the top Army Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets for its annual national order-of-merit list. These cadets are scheduled to be commissioned in fiscal 2018. Cadet Command annually rank-orders its ROTC seniors, with the top 20 percent earning the designation of Distinguished Military Graduate. This year there were 1,102 DMGs out of the 5,536 seniors on the order-of-merit list. The order-of-merit list is compiled based on several criteria, including grade point average, strong performance on the Army Physical Fitness Test, college athletic participation, and performance during college ROTC training and Advanced Camp at Fort Knox, Kentucky. The top-ranking Army ROTC cadets for fiscal 2018 are: 1. Michael Orgeron, Louisiana State University 2. Andrew Gomez, University of North Georgia 3. Shane Neal, Michigan State University 4. Joseph Schroer, University of Kansas 5. Bryton Wenzel, University of North Georgia 6. Joseph McConnell, University of Kansas 7. Robert Wiegand, The Citadel 8. Benjamin Nelson, University of North Dakota 9. Ellis Johnson, Dickinson College 10. Cormac O'Halloran, Washington University
Published in: army.mil - Online
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December 11, 2017
6. Police investigating after man robbed, shot in Hampton Park
Charleston police are investigating after a man says he was robbed and shot in downtown Charleston Friday night. At approximately 9:30 p.m., police responded to Grimsley Hall, on the campus of The Citadel, in reference to Citadel Public Safety locating a man with an injury to his left shoulder inside of the building. The victim, who is not a Citadel cadet, told police that he had been assaulted and robbed in Hampton Park in the gazebo near Cleveland Street. The victim was transported to MUSC for treatment. Anyone with information about this incident should call (843) 743-7200 and ask for the on duty CPD Central detective or Crime Stoppers at (843) 554-1111.
Broadcast on: WCSC-TV 5 (Charleston) - Online
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December 11, 2017
7. Elon celebrates accomplishments of newest Doctor of Physical Therapy Program graduates
Elon University's Doctor of Physical Therapy Program welcomed the Class of 2017 into the ranks of its alumni on Sunday as 47 students received degrees at the program's annual commencement ceremony. These newest Elon alumni completed the academic and clinical challenges they have faced during the past three years and are prepared to begin their professional careers in this health care field, said Nancy Garland, executive director of the N.C. Physical Therapy Association, in her commencement address. They're also tasked with being advocates for their profession by taking time to help the public understand the vital role they play in health care and in supporting fellow practitioners and patients. Nancy Garland, executive director of the N.C. Physical Therapy Association, delivers the commencement address. "There is no obstacle that you cannot overcome with determination and faith in yourself," Garland told the graduates. "When you seize the initiative and put your spirit to work with perseverance, you will overcome challenges and the children you treat will play again, the athletes you treat will return to the playing field, and the senior citizens you treat will walk again."
Published in: elon.com - website
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