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Friday
May 22, 2015
1. Keeping America safe: a look at one of the nation's top producers of criminal justice professionals
There is one, very definable thing that people who get accepted into The Citadel's Department of Criminal Justice share. That's according to the retired secret service special agent in charge teaching many of the future detectives, police officers and special service agents attending The Military College of South Carolina. "They all come in here focused and intent on helping keep their country and communities safe - they simply possess a strong sense of purpose," says Edwin Lugo, visiting instructor at The Citadel. "It's the common thread of what drew me to be an agent and brings these young men and women to our program- the desire to help make things right," said Lugo. "I have always had a sense of wanting to help someone who can't help him or herself." Cadet Raymond St. John, a Citadel Class of 2015 criminal justice graduate agrees with his former instructor. "I chose criminal justice because I have always wanted to be law enforcement. I wanted a career where I could make an impact in the world right around me."
Published in: The Digitel
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Friday
May 22, 2015
2. Keeping America safe: a look at one of the nation's top producers of criminal justice professionals
There is one, very definable thing that people who get accepted into The Citadel's Department of Criminal Justice share. That's according to the retired secret service special agent in charge teaching many of the future detectives, police officers and special service agents attending The Military College of South Carolina. "They all come in here focused and intent on helping keep their country and communities safe - they simply possess a strong sense of purpose," says Edwin Lugo, visiting instructor at The Citadel. "It's the common thread of what drew me to be an agent and brings these young men and women to our program- the desire to help make things right," said Lugo. "I have always had a sense of wanting to help someone who can't help him or herself." Cadet Raymond St. John, a Citadel Class of 2015 criminal justice graduate agrees with his former instructor. "I chose criminal justice because I have always wanted to be law enforcement. I wanted a career where I could make an impact in the world right around me."
Published in: The Citadel Newsroom
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Friday
May 22, 2015
3. Student Kudos - The Citadel
The Citadel's Commandant of Cadets designated commanders, regimental staff, sergeants major and first sergeants for the Class of 2016 and 2017. They will assume their stations when the fall semester begins. Vice Chair for Investigations - Alex Hairfield of Mount Pleasant, SC Second Battalion G Company Commander - Franklin Fox of Mt. Pleasant, SC Cadets who will assume the nine top-ranking positions were recognized during a private ceremony with The Citadel's president, Lt. Gen. John W. Rosa, The Citadel's Associate Provost, Col. Mark Bebensee, and The Commandant of Cadets, Capt. Geno Paluso. The new officers were provided with the chevrons that will be added to their uniforms to reflect their ranks. The cadets named for leadership positions will assume their stations when the fall semester begins.
Published in: Moultrie News
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Friday
May 22, 2015
4. In Announcement, Perry Set to Tout Military Service
Former Gov. Rick Perry, who has been working to distinguish himself as possibly the only military veteran in the 2016 presidential field, is set to bring the pitch full circle next month when he formally announces a second bid for the White House. On Thursday, Perry's political action committee released more details about the June 4 announcement, including its location: Addison Airport outside Dallas. The venue will almost certainly give Perry the opportunity to highlight his five years in the Air Force, a regular part of his stump speech. In the photo within the article, former Gov. Rick Perry poses with cadets after delivering a foreign policy speech at The Citadel, South Carolina's military college, earlier this year.
Published in: The Texas Tribune
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Friday
May 22, 2015
5. Future pilots spread their wings at Civil Air Patrol aerospace camp
You couldn't blame the kids wandering around the hangar building at Skypark Airport last Saturday if they seemed to have their heads in the clouds. After all, they were there to take part in the aerospace camp sponsored by the Medina County Skyhawks Civil Air Patrol and Cadet Program. The campers, ages 11 to 15, came from all over Medina County and beyond to try their hand at building and launching water bottle rockets, flying a drone, piloting a flight simulator, landing a miniature plane via a zipline, designing gliders and Mars landers, and getting an up-close tour of a Cessna airplane. "We've had cadets become pilots. One is with the Air Force and one is at The Citadel. One is going to New Zealand to represent the USA at a world gathering of Civil Air Patrol cadets," Stein said.
Published in: Cleveland.com
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Friday
May 22, 2015
6. Southern Litfest highlight: John Warley
Southern Litfest is coming to Newnan June 5-6 to celebrate Southern literature and hospitality. Authors and performers are scheduled for the two-day event, which will take place at various locations throughout downtown Newnan. Highlights of the festival will include: "A Southern Girl," a compelling novel of adopting a Korean baby into an aristocratic Charleston family by John Warley, Virginia lawyer turned author - book signing follows in the old courthouse courtroom in downtown Newnan, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Warley, a native South Carolinian, is a 1967 graduate of the Citadel.
Published in: Times-Herald.com
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Friday
May 22, 2015
7. Mapes Powers Bulldogs Past UNCG in SoCon Tourney
Austin Mapes broke a 3-3 tie with a double in the sixth and put the finishing touches on an 8-4 win with a two-run homer in the eighth as The Citadel stayed alive in the Southern Conference Tournament with a victory over UNCG on Thursday night at Riley Park. The Bulldogs (27-29) advance to face the loser of tonight's game between Mercer and VMI in an elimination contest on Friday at 8:30 p.m. The Citadel played Mercer on Thursday morning and lost by a score of 3-2. UNCG finishes its season with a record of 23-27. The Citadel had runners at first and third with two outs in the sixth when Mapes drove a two-base hit to left, driving home Ryan Kilgallen with the go-ahead run. Johnathan Stokes followed with a single to plate two more runs and put the Bulldogs in front 6-3.
Broadcast on: WCSC-TV Charleston, SC
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Friday
May 22, 2015
8. Mercer Edges The Citadel at SoCon Tournament
The Citadel put the tying run in scoring position with one out in the ninth before Mercer's Dmitri Kourtis came out of the bullpen to strike out a pair and secure a 3-2 victory, dropping the Bulldogs into an elimination game in the Southern Conference Tournament later this afternoon. The Citadel (26-29) will face the loser of the upcoming game between VMI and UNCG. It is tentatively scheduled for a 5:30 first pitch but will likely start later than that. Check citadelsports.com, Facebook or Twitter for schedule updates. Regular season SoCon champion Mercer (32-21) will take on the VMI-UNCG winner at 12:30 on Friday. Steven Hansen led off the ninth with an infield single to third off Morgan Pittman and was sacrificed to second by Ryan Kilgallen. Kourtis stranded Hansen in scoring position when he fanned pinch hitters Mike Deese and Bailey Rush for his third save of the year and second against The Citadel.
Broadcast on: WCSC-TV Charleston, SC
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Thursday
May 21, 2015
1. Two history-steeped Piccolo Spoleto 2015 events not to miss: Jonathan Green on magnificence despite oppression
Two events steeped in the history of the Lowcountry are being held on one of the nation's most iconic college campuses, The Citadel, as part of the 2015 Piccolo Spoleto Festival. The first will envelope the audience with emotion as they hear the difficult and the beautiful real stories behind the paintings of one of America’s great artists, Jonathan Green, from the artist himself. "Every time I approach the canvas to express my respect for my heritage and culture I strive to capture the magnificent legacy my ancestors left me and my family, despite their enslavement, oppression, and horrific challenges they faced on a daily basis even after the Civil War and the Emancipation Proclamation," Green said. "I marvel how under such conditions they were able to share such incredible love with one another, maintain a sense of community, create an atmosphere of belonging, and instill in their children a sense of purpose and meaning in life."
Published in: The Digitel
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Thursday
May 21, 2015
2. Painter Jonathan Green has built a career showing the Lowcountry to the world
While Jonathan Green was attending the Art Institute of Chicago in the 1970s, far from his rural home in Beaufort County, he read Thomas Wolfe's novel You Can't Go Home Again and bristled at its premise. "After reading the book, I can understand perhaps why some people feel that way, but I never wanted that book to taint my feelings about home," Green says. During Piccolo Spoleto, Green will present a lecture with a slideshow of his work, which has always portrayed the landscapes and people of the Lowcountry.
Published in: Charleston City Paper
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Thursday
May 21, 2015
3. SoCon Tournament Schedule Changed Due To Rain
Wednesday's Wofford-Furman contest at the Southern Conference Baseball Championship presented by Mountain Shore Properties has been suspended due to rain in the bottom of the third inning with the Terriers leading 8-6. The contest will resume Thursday at 3 p.m. Thursday's schedule will see No. 8 seed The Citadel take on No. 1 seed Mercer at 9 a.m. No. 4 VMI vs. No. 5 UNCG will follow at 12 p.m., with the completion of the Wofford-Furman game after that at 3. Two losers' bracket games will follow to wrap up the day, with the loser of Thursday's first two games squaring off at 5:30 p.m. and the loser of the Wofford-Furman game taking on No. 7 seed Western Carolina at 8:30 p.m.
Broadcast on: WCSC-TV
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Thursday
May 21, 2015
4. The Citadel-Mercer Game Set for Thursday at 9 am
The Citadel's game against Mercer in the Southern Conference Tournament will be played on Thursday at 9 a.m. after rain forced the postponement of the final two contests on Wednesday. Wofford and Furman are playing on Wednesday night beginning at 8:30. The schedule resumes Thursday with The Citadel-Mercer game followed by VMI and UNCG at 12:30. An elimination game between Western Carolina and the loser of the Wofford-Furman game will take place at 5 and the final game on Thursday will feature the losers of The Citadel/Mercer and VMI/UNCG contests.
Broadcast on: WCBD-TV
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Thursday
May 21, 2015
5. Prep basketball: First Baptist Academy's Qwandell Newton signs with The Citadel
The five senior starters won 67 games the past three seasons, including three district championships and three trips to the regional finals. Now the Lions have another metric to help measure their success. On Monday, Qwandell Newton became the fourth First Baptist senior to commit to playing basketball next year when he signed a letter of intent with The Citadel. The Citadel plays in the Southern Conference, whose champion receives an automatic bid into the NCAA tournament. A military academy in Charleston, South Carolina, The Citadel went 11-19 last season and hired a new coach, former Virginia Military Institute head coach Duggar Baucom. The new coaching staff has brought in a play style thats to my liking, Newton said. Its a run-and-gun, 3-point kind of game with full-court pressure on defense.
Published in: Naples Daily News
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Thursday
May 21, 2015
6. Petty to play football at The Citadel
Two Yellow Jacket football players committed to pursue grid iron competition in college. On Wednesday morning, Union County's Christian Petty and Blake Berry each committed to college football teams. Petty will play football at The Citadel as he enters The Military College of South Carolina's engineering program. "I'm ready to go!" Petty said on Wednesday. "I'm ready to put some pads on!" Petty plans to pursue electrical engineering, and he said The Citadel's program is within the top five in the nation. Petty said he discovered during visits to The Citadel that students become like family, and he said he enjoyed the structured environment there.
Published in: Union Daily Times
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Wednesday
May 20, 2015
1. Bulldogs Down ETSU to Advance in SoCon Tourney
The Citadel broke open a pitcher's duel with five runs in the seventh in an 8-2 victory over East Tennessee State in opening game of the Southern Conference Tournament presented by Mountain Shore Properties on Tuesday at Riley Park. The Bulldogs (26-28) advance to play SoCon regular season champion Mercer (31-21) on Wednesday at 5 p.m., while the Buccaneers finished 21-35. The Citadel has won eight of its last 11, with four of those wins coming against ETSU, and the Bulldogs are 11-0 against the Bucs in tournament play. The Citadel also earned its 20th win of the year at Riley Park, marking the 16th time the Bulldogs have reached that mark in 18 full seasons at the facility.
Broadcast on: WCSC-TV
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Wednesday
May 20, 2015
2. Growth easy to see for Mercer baseball team
Even after a 1-4 start and then sitting at .500 through 16 games, Mercer baseball head coach Craig Gibson wasn't overly concerned. After all, he expected some early struggles with such a young every-day roster. That week starts at 5 p.m. on Wednesday against The Citadel, which beat East Tennessee State on Tuesday. During the regular season, Mercer took two of three from The Citadel.
Published in: The Macon Telegraph
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Wednesday
May 20, 2015
3 Lake Gibson Standouts Sign To Wrestle in College
Fresh off stellar careers at Lake Gibson, three Brave wrestlers signed college commitments Monday. Sa'Derian Perry signed with Eastern Michigan in Ypsilanti, Mich., out of the Mid-American Conference and Caleb Smith signed with The Citadel in Charleston, S.C., competing in the Southern Conference. Both are NCAA Division-I programs. "(The Citadel) was one of the bigger colleges that I got an offer from and as I looked into it, it was a better college. I made my choice from there. They needed a 125-pound wrestler and I was planning to wrestle at 125," Smith said.
Published in: The Ledger
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Wednesday
May 20, 2015
4. South Carolina Columnist Suggests South Carolina State Leave MEAC
Radical realignment is becoming a trend in college sports, as schools and conferences have chosen to chase cash that revenue-generating sports create rather than stick within the boundaries of tradition and geography. The Post and Courier columnist Gene Sapakoff suggested in the wake of growing economic chasm that's been created between the Power Five Conferences and everyone else that South Carolina State should be one of many schools in the regions to join a melting pot conference to save a few bucks. Other schools included are: The Citadel, Charleston Southern, College of Charleston, Coastal Carolina and Wofford among many others.
Published in: HBCUsports.com
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Wednesday
May 20, 2015
5. South Carolina has the SEC's best non-conference schedule
The SEC has football scheduling down to a science. Four non-conference games. One against a major-conference opponent, not necessarily a heavyweight, and three games against lower competition, in most cases a I-AA opponent. Of the 14 SEC schools, nine adhere to the model. Some of the holdouts miss on the side of tougher schedule, some on the side of easier schedule. Let's rank the SEC schedules: 1. South Carolina: North Carolina in Charlotte, Central Florida, The Citadel, Clemson. Great schedule. Maybe there's a tougher non-conference slate in America, but I don't know what it is. A decent ACC program that's also a rivalry game (both schools like to be called Carolina), a great ACC program that's a bitter rival (Clemson) and a really good mid-major (Central Florida).
Published in: NewsOk.com
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Tuesday
May 19, 2015
1. USS Kauffman, Coast Guard team recover $23 million of cocaine
The Norfolk-based guided-missile frigate USS Kauffman and its embarked Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment recovered approximately 630 kg of cocaine in international waters in the drug transit zone of the Eastern Pacific on May 6th. The estimated wholesale value of the drugs is approximately $23 million. "Today's seizure would not have been possible without a successful international and interagency effort to provide support to tactical assets, like ourselves and other coalition and interagency assets, positioned to intercept drug traffickers moving their illicit contraband in the Eastern Pacific" said Cmdr. Michael Concannon, commanding officer of USS Kauffman and Citadel alumni.
Broadcast on: WKTR-TV Hampton Roads, Virginia
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Tuesday
May 19, 2015
2. Summerville's Stephanie McNeill first woman in Citadel athletic Hall of Fame
Summerville native Stephanie McNeill will become the first woman to be inducted into The Citadel's athletics Hall of Fame, the school announced Monday. McNeill, a 2007 Citadel graduate who went to Stratford High School, will be inducted along with four others at a ceremony on Sept. 25. "I have not thought about it terms of being the first woman," McNeill said Monday from New Orleans, where she is an intern in neurology at Tulane University Medical Center. "But it's a very special moment for me and a lot of people, and I'm happy to represent that."
Published in: The Post and Courier
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Tuesday
May 19, 2015
3. The Citadel's James Reeves Named SoCon Pitcher of the Year
The Citadel redshirt junior James Reeves has been named the Southern Conference Pitcher of the Year by the head coaches and SoCon Sports Media Association, it was announced Monday morning by the league office. The left-hander was joined on the first team by senior right fielder Connor Walsh. First baseman/DH Drew Ellis and pitcher JP Sears were chosen to the all-freshman squad. Reeves is the ninth Bulldog to win top pitcher accolades in 24 seasons under head coach Fred Jordan and fourth in the past seven years. Wes Wrenn and Asher Wojciechowski were back-to-back recipients in 2009-10, and Austin Pritcher was honored in 2013.
Broadcast on: WCSC-TV Charleston, SC
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Tuesday
May 19, 2015
4. Citadel baseball hopes for May magic in SoCon Tournament
April was the cruelest month for The Citadel's baseball team, which stumbled through those 16 games with a 4-12 record, a .238 team batting average and six one-run losses. "April blunders," Bulldogs coach Fred Jordan called them. The good news for The Citadel is that the Southern Conference Tournament is held in May, which has been much kinder to the Bulldogs. Jordan hopes that May magic continues as his eighth-seeded Bulldogs open the tournament against No. 9 East Tennessee State in a play-in game at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Riley Park.
Published in: The Post and Courier
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Tuesday
May 19, 2015
5. The Citadel opens the SoCon tournament against ETSU
The Citadel opens the SoCon tournament against ETSU. First pitch is at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Joe Riley Park.
Broadcast on: WCSC-TV Charleston, SC
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Tuesday
May 19, 2015
6. Mercer's Lewis, Gibson earn conference honors
After winning the Southern Conference regular-season title in its first season, the Mercer baseball team dominated the conference awards Monday. Sophomore center fielder Kyle Lewis was named the player of the year, and Bears head coach Craig Gibson was named the coach of the year. Both were honored by the conference's media members and coaches Nyquist has a 7-2 record and a 3.79 ERA and was 5-1 in conference play. He will start the team's conference tournament opener Wednesday in Charleston, South Carolina. The Bears, who earned the top seed, will play either The Citadel or East Tennessee State.
Published in: The Telegraph
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Tuesday
May 19, 2015
7. Michael Dallas Chalfant obituary
Michael Dallas Chalfant, husband of Jackie Eadon Chalfant, died Wednesday, May 13, 2015. Born in Atlantic City, N.J., he was a son of the late Harry "Duke" Chalfant and Jean Viden Chalfant. Mike graduated in 1962 from The Citadel and received his master's degree in criminal justice from the University of South Carolina. He flew helicopters for the S.C. National Guard and was in sales throughout his life. He enjoyed reading, riding horses with his wife, playing poker with his poker club and was an avid Citadel Bulldog and Gamecock fan.
Published in: Manning Live
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Monday
May 18, 2015
1. Developers of stadium food-delivery app win Bulldog Business Bowl
Citadel competition winners walked in with an idea and walked out with a business The day started early with four teams who had worked the entire academic year to get to this point: the finals of a business innovation contest that could provide the seed money and assistance needed to help propel their ideas from concept stage into functioning businesses. The slightly nervous but determined competitors represented the entire spectrum of those who study at The Citadel: cadets, veteran students, graduate students and evening undergraduate students. All had invested hours of their already busy lives researching, planning, and polishing viable business concepts to "sell" to a panel of executives during Shark Tank-like battles. This was the third and final round of the very first Bulldog Business Bowl, sponsored by The Citadel School of Business.
Published in: CRBJBizWire.com
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Monday
May 18, 2015
2. College presidents form coalition to address Lowcountry workforce demand
As the Lowcountry prepares for tens of thousands of new science and technology jobs in the years ahead, presidents of seven colleges in South Carolina have agreed to form a consortium focused on aligning their degree programs with the needs of the region's future workforce. Formed under the direction of businesswoman Anita Zucker and her organization the Tri-County Cradle to Career Collaborative, the coalition includes the presidents of Charleston Southern University, The Citadel, Clemson University, College of Charleston, Medical University of South Carolina, Trident Technical College and the University of South Carolina.
Published in: The Post and Courier
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Monday
May 18, 2015
3. Lindsey Graham: June 1 presidential announcement
South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham said Monday he'll announce his presidential plans June 1 - but seemed to have already made up his mind. "You're all invited to come - spend money when you do - and I will tell you what I'm going to do about running for president," Graham said, teasing an announcement in "beautiful" central South Carolina at the beginning of next month on CBS "This Morning." Photo 12: Graham and McCain call on participants during a health care town hall meeting on September 14, 2009 at The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina. According to his website, Graham is a native South Carolinian and grew up in a blue collar family in the small town of Central, where his parents ran a restaurant and pool hall.
Broadcast on: CNN
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Monday
May 18, 2015
4. Why government deficits and debt do matter
The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) reported in early May that for the month of April 2015 the Federal government ran a budget surplus, taking in more in taxes than it laid out in expenditures. Don't be fooled by one month, especially when it was a month when people filed and pay their taxes. Government deficits and growing debt are on the horizon for as far as the human eye can predict. Yes, for right now the trillion-dollar-a-year budget deficits that marked the first years of the Obama Administration have abated. For 2015 through 2017, the CBO projects that Washington's budget deficits will be "only" in the range of $468 billion and $489 billion per year.
Published in: EpicTimes.com
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