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The Citadel in the News: Archive

August 2007

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Friday
August 31, 2007
Area Red Cross chapter readies for holiday

Labor Day weekend can be a peak time for vehicle crashes - and a time when the American Red Cross needs a boost to its blood supply. The nonprofit organization gears up for the holiday weekend every year by increasing the number of community blood drives. The Coastal S.C. Chapter of the American Red Cross - which serves Horry, Georgetown and Williamsburg counties - set up mobile blood banks at businesses, churches and schools, including Coastal Carolina University and the Citadel on Wednesday. ...

Published in: The Sun News, Murtle Beach - website

Friday
August 31, 2007
Calvin Bernard Adkins ('96 - funeral notice)

ADKINS Calvin Bernard Adkins passed away August 26, 2007. The funeral service will be held 11AM, SATURDAY, at the First Chronicles Baptist Church, 2559 W. 30th St., Rev. L. K. Ross, pastor. The visitation will be held Friday, 5-8 PM at the mortuary. Please sign Mr. Adkins guestbook at www.funeralsbytswarden.com . Arrangements entrusted to: FUNERALS BY T. S. WARDEN, 810 W. 44TH ST. 765-1234. www.funeralsbytswarden.com Please Sign the Guestbook @ Jacksonville.com.

Published in: The Florida Times-Union - website
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Friday
August 31, 2007
Citadel's ring of history (click on the photo gallery link)

You won't find cannons, tanks and missiles in the center of most college campuses.  But at The Citadel, the state's only military college, historic hardware representing different branches of the service and periods in history rings the school's parade ground. Maj. Steve Smith, a tactical officer working on a graduate degree in history, said Gen. Mark Clark, the college's president from 1954 to 1965, first placed military monuments on the parade ground. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B1
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Friday
August 31, 2007
Events to honor fallen soldiers are set for Sept. 30 ('05 fallen alum in "Operation Iraqi Freedom")

STURBRIDGE— A formal dedication of a bridge for a fallen Marine, as well as the rededication of the Gold Star Mothers Monument, are slated for the end of next month.  The name of 1st Lt. Joshua L. Booth, 23, of Sturbridge, who was killed Oct. 17 by a sniper shot in Haditha, Iraq, will grace a small bridge on Holland Road that spans the Quinebaug River in the Fiskdale section of town.  ...

Published in: Worcester Telegram & Gazette News, Worcester, MA - website

Friday
August 31, 2007
High Profile: Kevin Higgins (ad - upcoming in Saturday's P&C)

The caption in the ad reads, "In the High Profile of Saturday's People section we take a look beyond the gridiron at the life of Citadel head football coach Kevin Higgins as he gets ready for his third season at the helm of the Bulldogs."

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B2 (not web accessible)

Friday
August 31, 2007
Naval Museum adds Hornet to aviation collection

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (AP) -- A supersonic F/A-18 Hornet fighter, a workhorse of Navy aviation for a quarter-century, will be added to the collection at Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum. The plane is being donated by the Navy. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page A1,11
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Friday
August 31, 2007
New McCain push on war, his candidacy

... "This is not just about winning votes in Iowa, South Carolina and New Hampshire, it's about winning an issue. And it's an issue that he very much believes in," said Rick Davis, his campaign manager.  To that end, McCain will embark on a mid-September campaign swing dubbed the "No Surrender" tour. Events are planned for various Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion halls in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina. The tour culminates with a rally at the Citadel in Charleston, S.C. ...

Published in: The State - website; The Sun News;
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Friday
August 31, 2007
Postgame drinking limited

The Charleston Police Department has issued a "last call for alcohol" for The Citadel's tailgating football fans. Beginning Saturday, when the Bulldogs open their season against Charleston Southern, drinking alcohol in the parking areas outside Johnson Hagood Stadium will be banned two hours after the game ends. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page A1,11

Friday
August 31, 2007
Presbyterian starts season as underdog

... In other openers Saturday involving South Carolina's smaller colleges, Charleston Southern is at The Citadel; Coastal Carolina travels to Delaware State; South Carolina State is at Air Force; and Wofford hosts Georgetown (Ky.). ...

Published in: The State - website

Friday
August 31, 2007
Recommendations From the Report: Steps Colleges Can Take to Avoid a Tragedy, or Deal With One

The report of the state panel that investigated the Virginia Tech shootings lists more than 90 recommendations for state officials, the police, university administrators, and higher-education associations. Following are some of the steps the report says universities should consider taking to avoid a tragedy, or to deal with one after it occurs.  ...

Published in: The Chronicle of Higher Education - website
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Thursday
August 30, 2007
McCain to launch four-day tour in Upstate

Republican John McCain will use Seneca as a jumping off point for a four-day veterans-oriented tour of South Carolina next month. ...The next three days will take McCain to the Pee Dee, Midlands, Grand Strand and Lowcountry, wrapping up Sept. 17 with a 6:30 p.m. rally at The Citadel's Alumni Hall. ...

Published in: Greenville News - website

Thursday
August 30, 2007
School Plus section (two articles - not web accessible)

1.  The Lowcountry Writing Project - The Lowcountry Writing Project at The Citadel will offer two writing courses for teachers in Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester counties. ...

2.  Citadel Senior Scholars Program - Variety is the spice of life, and it will be the spice that highlights the fall 2007 Senior Scholars Program at The Citadel. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page ZB5

Thursday
August 30, 2007
The Citadel inching closer to goal of winning SoCon game

The class system that rules the campus at The Citadel does not apply on Washington Light Infantry Field, where the Bulldogs women's soccer team plays. "That's one area where we do not have a class system," said second-year coach Bob Winch. "If they are good enough, they are going to play, I don't care what year they are." Winch brought in eight new players this year in his first recruiting class to join 10 veterans from last year's 1-17-2 team, which in 2006 twice came close to notching the seventh-year program's first Southern Conference victory. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page C4

Thursday
August 30, 2007
The Citadel releases 2007-08 basketball schedule

The Citadel Basketball and second-year head coach Ed Conroy released their 2007-2008 schedule with the season opening on Nov. 9 at home against Daniel Webster. The Bulldogs also visit USC on Nov. 12 and host Southern California on Nov. 15. ...

Published in: The State - website

Thursday
August 30, 2007
The First Bulldogs

In 1905, when The Citadel was fielding its first football team, President Teddy Roosevelt was leading a crusade to ban the sport from college campuses. While many schools such as the University of South Carolina and Clemson University had followed the national trend to play the rugby-like game in the late 1890s, the Military College of South Carolina was late coming to football and barely got it approved by the board of visitors. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page A1,9
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Wednesday
August 29, 2007
Hazing Charges Against University Officials Dropped

Making the unprecedented announcement this month that two Rider University administrators were among five individuals indicted on hazing charges in connection with the March drinking death of a freshman fraternity pledge, the county prosecutor in New Jersey didn’t shy away from addressing the chilling implications for college officials across the country. On the contrary, Mercer County’s Joseph L. Bocchini was explicit on that issue in his comments to reporters: “To the colleges in this state, and colleges nationally, it sends a clear message that there is culpability involved in the ingestion of alcoholic beverages on college campuses,” Bocchini had said. “Rider University is involved in this today, but it could have been any college or university across the United States.” ...

Published in: Inside Higher Ed - website
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Wednesday
August 29, 2007
More students pass AP exams statewide

More South Carolina students are earning college credit while still in high school, according to results on the College Board's Advanced Placement exams released Tuesday. The exams measure students in courses such as biology, English literature, calculus and U.S. history. Students who score a 3 or higher on a 5-point scale often receive college credit. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B6
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Wednesday
August 29, 2007
MUSC names health professions dean

Mark Sothmann has been named dean of the Medical University of South Carolina's College of Health Professions.  ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B3
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Wednesday
August 29, 2007
Revised SAT stumps students for second year

The second year of a revised and longer SAT again led to lower scores nationally and among South Carolina students, according to results released Tuesday. The college entrance exam saw lower scores last year after a new writing section was introduced, and the same held true this year. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B1,6
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Wednesday
August 29, 2007
Thomas Pollard Darracott, Jr. ("49 - funeral notice)

Thomas Pollard Darracott, Jr., age 80, a resident of 2437 Trent Street, Charleston, SC, died Tuesday, August 21, 2007 A graveside funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM Wednesday, August 29, 2007, at Oakdale Cemetery in Washington.  ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B4

Tuesday
August 28, 2007
Clemson moves closer to its Top 20 goal

The Citadel was No. 5 in the master's degree category for universities in the South. Erskine College, meanwhile, was No. 2 in the baccalaureate category for colleges in the South. The rankings are on newstands today and can be viewed online at www.usnews.com/colleges. ...

Published in: Greenville News - website - Upstate South Carolina News, Sports and Information

Tuesday
August 28, 2007
James Otto Warren Jr. ('46 - obit)

James Otto Warren Jr. of Orangeburg and Colleton counties died Monday, August 27, 2007, at his home in Orangeburg after an extended illness. Mr. Warren was president of Home Builders Supply Co. in Orangeburg and of Warren & Griffin Lumber Co. in the Colleton County town of Williams, S.C. Born Nov. 13, 1927, in Williams, Mr. Warren was the son of Sara Kinsey and James Otto Warren Sr. of Williams. He received his B.S. degree in civil engineering from The Citadel in 1946 at the age of eighteen...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B5; The State, website

Tuesday
August 28, 2007
Minus QB Drafts, CSU could turn to the ground game

Collin Drafts will be at Johnson Hagood Stadium on Saturday. But much to the relief of Citadel football coaches, Drafts will be on the sidelines or in the coaches' box, and not under center. Drafts, Charleston Southern's all-time leading passer, is now an undergraduate assistant coach on the Buccaneers' staff. And if CSU coach Jay Mills is wondering what the Bucs will look like without Drafts at quarterback and without top receiver Maurice Price, imagine how Bulldogs coach Kevin Higgins feels. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page C1,5

Tuesday
August 28, 2007
Out-of-control vehicle overturns; driver dies ('96 alum - no obit or funeral arrangements available - 3rd bullet)

A Jacksonville man was killed early Sunday when he lost control of his vehicle on U.S. 1, according to the Sheriff's Office.  Calvin B. Adkins, 33, of Shearwater Drive was traveling south on the inside lane of New Kings Road shortly after midnight when he began to fishtail, according to a police report. Adkins then hit the rear of a vehicle before sliding and overturning on the edge of the road. He was trapped under the vehicle. ...

Published in: The Florida Times-Union - website

Tuesday
August 28, 2007
Thomas Pollard Darracott, Jr. ('49 - obit)

Thomas Pollard Darracott, Jr., age 80, a resident of 2437 Trent Street, North Charleston, SC, died Tuesday, August 21, 2007 A graveside funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM Wednesday, August 29, 2007, at Oakdale Cemetery in Washington.  ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B4

Monday
August 27, 2007
CCU's strategic plan due for shift

Coastal Carolina University is revamping its strategic plan this semester in hopes of creating a more detailed road map for the school's development, and it wants to include the community in the process. The current plan includes eight goals such as offering programs founded in traditional arts and sciences and building a predominantly undergraduate university. The new president, David DeCenzo, wants to revise the mission and goals for the university, and he's already hired a consultant and appointed a coordinator at the university to start the process. ...

Published in: The Sun News - website
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Monday
August 27, 2007
Citadel mess hall mess
The Citadel's mess hall failed inspection last week and got the lowest grade possible from the state health department.  After a few days to fix the problems, which included roaches in the dry-food storage area and holding food at improper temperatures, the mess got its A rating back.
Broadcast on: WCBD Ch. 2, Charleston - website
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Monday
August 27, 2007
Citadel's dining hall gets back in grade-A shape

... Among the violations that dropped the dining hall to a C grade were roaches and other bugs in the dry-food storage area, a dishwasher in which the water wasn't hot enough and holding food at improper temperatures.  It's the first time it's happened in my 10 years here and it's the last," said Col. Curt Holland, The Citadel's vice president for finance and business affairs. ...

Published in: The Times and Democrat - website

Monday
August 27, 2007
Harvard Physician-Scientist Named Dean of Duke University School of Medicine

DURHAM, N.C. – Nancy C. Andrews, M.D., Ph.D., an internationally renowned researcher and dean for Basic Sciences and Graduate Studies at Harvard Medical School, has been named dean of the Duke University School of Medicine. Andrews, 48, is the first woman to be appointed dean of Duke's School of Medicine and becomes the only woman to lead one of the nation's top 10 medical schools.  ...

Published in: DukeNews - website (abbreviated piece in today's P&C)
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Monday
August 27, 2007
Higgins' family reunited after son's Florida title

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Tim Higgins keeps his Florida national championship ring at home. The Gator T-shirts and caps? Also packed away for another time. Higgins, a walk-on for Florida for four years, knew joining his father, coach Kevin Higgins, at The Citadel wouldn't be easy. He would have to overcome the tag "coach's son" and the idea that an outsider who hadn't marched in the military school's Corps of Cadets could become a starter. ...

Published in: Examiner.com and 7 other sources - sports website from Columbia, SC

Monday
August 27, 2007
Johnson to be honored by Pee Dee Area Council Boy Scouts of America (former BoV member honored '75)

A 40-year veteran of the Pee Dee Area Council Boy Scouts of America will be honored Tuesday night during the council’s 2007 Distinguished Citizen Award Dinner at Florence Civic Center.  Henry Johnson is president of W. Lee Flowers & Co., a grocery distribution company that supplies IGA food stores throughout the Carolinas and Georgia. ...

Broadcast on: South Carolina Now via WBTW Ch. 13, Florence. - website

Monday
August 27, 2007
Mr. Smooth: Quiet Citadel quarterback finds his voice as a senior

Chuck Jordan watched the scrawny little sixth-grader scamper across the field at Conway High School, and he could tell. There was something about that kid.  "He was just a skinny little nothing," said Jordan, the football coach at Conway High. "But he was very focused. Quiet, but very focused." Ten years after Jordan first spied Duran Lawson at a summer quarterback camp for kids, that description still fits. The Citadel's senior QB, who is etching his name into the Bulldogs' record books and is the linchpin to the team's rising expectations this season, remains quiet. And focused. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page C1,7

Sunday
August 26, 2007
Like father, like son: Johnson headed to The Citadel

Jim Johnson's senior year at Wando High School has just begun, but the recruiting process for the talented center fielder has already ended. Johnson has committed to play baseball for The Citadel. The choice was an easy one for Johnson. His father, Hank, attended the Citadel, and the younger Johnson wanted to follow in his footsteps. He also was attracted to the school because of its engineering program. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - website

Sunday
August 26, 2007
Military school's dining hall gets back in grade-A shape

 

 

 

Published in: The State - website; The Herald, Rock Hill

Sunday
August 26, 2007
Textile pioneer Robert Small dies

Renowned textile businessman Robert Small died Friday in Greenville. He was 92. Small, a former chairman and chief executive officer of Dan River Mills, was lauded for his decades-long contributions to many regional, national and international textile organizations. Inducted into the South Carolina Business Hall of Fame three months ago, Small also donated to S.C. universities, including Clemson, Furman, The Citadel and the College of Charleston, and helped raise money for S.C. ETV. ...

Published in: The State - website

Saturday
August 25, 2007
Citadel puts its kitchen back in grade-A shape

The Citadel's mess hall apparently was a mess earlier this week when it got the lowest grade possible on a surprise health inspection. But school officials snapped to attention, fixed the problems and by Friday afternoon had boosted the rating back to the highest one possible. According to an inspection report from the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control, The Citadel's mess hall on Tuesday received only 71 points out of a possible 100. Food establishments can earn a grade of A, B or C. The Citadel received a C. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page A1,9
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Saturday
August 25, 2007
Laying a foundation

For all the construction going on at The Citadel — the fast-rising pressbox at Johnson Hagood Stadium, the shiny green practice turf at Willson Field, the new learning center at Seignious Hall — the most important work took place at 5:45 a.m. on humid summer mornings. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page C6

Saturday
August 25, 2007
The Citadel goes to work from reveille on

Filled with the ambition of beating their upcoming opponents, the Citadel Bulldogs were beating the sun out of bed this off-season. Before the opening of preseason camp, the Citadel's scholarship players were hitting the fields and the training rooms at the crack of dawn for voluntary workouts. ...

Published in: Greenville News - website

Friday
August 24, 2007
A scramble for housing

ORANGEBURG — South Carolina State University officials say a shortage of on-campus housing that has left some students wondering where they'll live this year is one of the school's growing pains. But on Thursday, students who hadn't yet landed a bed in a residence hall said it was a real headache. Kevin Rolle, vice president for student affairs, said there was a waiting list of between 100 and 125 students Wednesday night. On Thursday, the school placed some of them in residence hall rooms that were available because students who had reserved them didn't show up. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B1,6

Friday
August 24, 2007
Budget crunch looms for S.C.

State lawmakers could face tough decisions about whether to expand a preschool program statewide, fund a backlog of road and bridge maintenance or create new programs after state economists said Thursday that South Carolina probably will face a recession beginning early next year. The billion-dollar budget surpluses the state has enjoyed the past few years will not be seen again until the business cycle recovers, economists said. That message was emphasized last week, when revenues came up $16.7 million short of projections once all the money was collected. ...

Published in: The State - website
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Friday
August 24, 2007
Citadel Football Preview (P&C sports ad - not web accessible)

Our series of college football previews continues Saturday with a look at The Citadel and the Southern Conference.

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B2

Friday
August 24, 2007
Law school plans to expand to King Street

The Charleston School of Law plans to hold some of its classes in a former furniture shop on upper King Street starting next year.  The law school has signed a five-year lease on the vacant Chase Furniture building at 414 King St., according to the property's new owners. Plans call for classrooms on the first floor and faculty offices on the second floor, said Blair Hahn, an attorney who bought the site this week with two unidentified partners. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B9,12
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Friday
August 24, 2007
Officials see recession coming soon to state (scroll down)

COLUMBIA — South Carolina could go into a recession before spring, economic officials said Thursday.  A revenue review announced Thursday at a meeting of the Board of Economic Advisors showed tax collections slowed in the final months of the fiscal year that ended June 30. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B9
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Friday
August 24, 2007
State to host 4th debate

South Carolina will host an unprecedented fourth presidential debate within a year's span as Republican candidates gather in Myrtle Beach on Jan. 10, party officials announced Thursday.  ... Democrats debated at The Citadel on July 23 and at South Carolina State University in April.

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B1

Thursday
August 23, 2007
Captain Bradley Edward Walters ('98 - obit)

Captain Bradley Edward Walters, 33, passed away August 16, 2007 when his Marine helicopter went down in the California mountains during a routine training exercise. Brad was born March 4, 1974 in Richardson, Texas and was raised in Arlington, Texas. He graduated from Arlington High School in 1992 and received his Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from The Citadel in 1998. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B5
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Thursday
August 23, 2007
Clemson students back in class

CLEMSON -- From classrooms to housing, all systems were go at Clemson University when classes started Wednesday, university officials and students said. "So far everything seems to be good," said Clemson junior Brittany Kay, of Simpsonville, who was happy to find less traffic-snarling construction than a year ago, and more shrubbery planted on the well-landscaped campus. "It's great seeing everyone that you know and getting back in class." ...

Published in: Greenville News - website
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Thursday
August 23, 2007
Colleges stress moral leadership

Higher education's mission has always stretched beyond academics. But how do colleges make concrete the stuff of vision statements? Motivated in part by concerns about student cheating and broader ethical lapses in society, colleges and universities are increasingly exploring ways to prepare students to be moral exemplars and socially responsible leaders. As the world becomes more interconnected, they're also stepping up efforts to turn out graduates who are engaged global citizens. For example...

Published in: Christian Science Monitor - website
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Thursday
August 23, 2007
Improved safety at Virginia Tech urged

Three internal university panels that examined the April 16 shooting rampage at Virginia Tech released reports Wednesday recommending stronger campus security, improved communications and better identification of at-risk students. ...

Published in: Los Angeles Times - website
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Thursday
August 23, 2007
New law leads to arrests

Seventy-one people were charged with drinking violations Saturday, most involving underage possession and consumption of alcohol, officials said.  A new law makes it illegal for a minor to not only possess or purchase alcohol, but also to consume or attempt to purchase alcohol, according to the Alcohol Enforcement Team.  The violations occurred at two locations, College Suites Apartments and a private residence on Lexington Avenue in Cayce. ...

Published in: The Daily Gamecock - website
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Thursday
August 23, 2007
No room at the dorm for some at S.C. State

.. Officials for the state's only public historically black college say they are dealing with a housing shortage prompted by what could be the school's largest freshman class and an increased attraction to on-campus housing.  Kevin Rolle, vice president for student affairs, said he didn't know how many students are without housing but that the college is trying to find ways to accommodate them. The school was negotiating with area hotels late Wednesday, and Rolle said they hoped to find spaces for the students. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page A1,10
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Thursday
August 23, 2007
Thomas Day Bedenbaugh Sr. ('51 - obit)

... Mr. Bedenbaugh was a 1951 graduate of The Citadel and an Air Force veteran. He worked as a plant manager in the lumber industry in Orangeburg and Kershaw counties. Mr. Bedenbaugh was a member of Belin Memorial United Methodist Church and the Inlet Square Mall Walkers. ...

Published in: The Sun News, Myrtle Beach - website

Thursday
August 23, 2007
Thomas Day Bedenbaugh Sr. ('51 - obit)

Thomas Day Bedenbaugh Sr., 77, died Wednesday, August 22, 2007, at his residence.  Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, August 24, at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Beach Chapel, with the Rev. Dr. B. Mike Alexander officiating.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to services. ...

Published in: Times and Democrat, Orangeburg - website

Thursday
August 23, 2007
Today in History - Aug. 23 (scroll down)

One year ago: ... The Citadel released the results of a survey in which almost 20 percent of female cadets reported being sexually assaulted since enrolling at the South Carolina military college. ...

Published in: Washington Post - website

Wednesday
August 22, 2007
Brenau Holds Top-10 Ranking as Best College Value

With aggressive campaigns to improve programs and facilities and increase enrollments, Brenau University jumped from 41st to 38th place in U.S. News & World Report college and university rankings and for the third year the news magazine ranked the 129-year-old institution as the 10th best education value in the Southeast.  ... Some of the institutions in other states in the top 10 are The Citadel in South Carolina, Stetson University in Florida, Queens College in North Carolina and Loyola University of New Orleans. ...

Published in: Forsyth County, GA - website

Wednesday
August 22, 2007
Colleges Outsource E-mail to Big Players

Maintaining internal E-mail systems has long been the bane of the university information-technology director. Servers are unwieldy and unreliable, and in the past several years, the number of student complaints ("It's all junk," says one) has grown exponentially as forward-moving providers like YahooMail, Hotmail, and Gmail have increased expectations of what E-mail should offer. ...

Published in: U.S. News and World Reprot - website
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Wednesday
August 22, 2007
Cougs picked to repeat as SoCon volleyball champs

Also from the state, Wofford is picked 10th and The Citadel is tabbed to finish 11th.  ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page C7; Greenville News

Wednesday
August 22, 2007
Kosovo's cadets forge ahead (couldn't change the size of the font)

With the UN proposal for Kosovo's final status envisaging a new security force, the BBC's Patrick Jackson visits Pristina's fledgling military academy to meet the cadets. ...  Blerand Hasanaj, 21, is one of those putting in four years of intensive study and training in uniform under the sharp eyes of Capt Shala ('05) and Maj Ahmeti ('05), who are both Albanian graduates of the United States' Citadel military college in South Carolina. ...

Published in: BBC News - website
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Tuesday
August 21, 2007
Alcohol-saturated 'fun' on campus can be lethal
As students head to the nation's college campuses, relishing their new independence, criminal prosecutions in the deaths of two young men are a sober reminder of how quickly alcohol-fueled "fun" can spin out of control.  Charges were filed this month against students and administrators linked to the recent fire death of a 19-year-old sophomore at Bradley University in Peoria, Ill., and the alcohol poisoning of a 18-year-old freshman at Rider University in Trenton, N.J. ...
Published in: USA TODAY - website
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Tuesday
August 21, 2007
Avery Scholars look toward future with past in mind

College of Charleston students begin classes today with more than 20 Avery Scholars among their ranks. The college Monday launched the Avery scholarship program, which gives $3,000 annual awards to qualified students who are minorities, low-income or among the first generation in their families to attend college, said Donald Burkard, the college's associate vice president for enrollment and planning. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B1,6
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Tuesday
August 21, 2007
Birmingham-Southern restarts football after 68 years in Division III and without scholarships
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Birmingham-Southern football coach Joey Jones isn't sure what to expect from his players in the team's first season, but he knows this much: They're playing for fun.  The private, liberal arts school is returning to the gridiron this fall for the first time since 1939, when players still wore leather helmets. These Panthers, however, won't have scholarships.  School leaders added football after deciding last year to ditch NCAA Division I athletics in favor of non-scholarship Division III sports. ...  Count Tony Myers in that group. A former high school quarterback from suburban Birmingham, he gave up a football scholarship at The Citadel to move closer to home and will be a wide receiver on Jones' first team. ...
Published in: USATODAY and 1 othe source - website
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Tuesday
August 21, 2007
Four state teams included in preseason FCS poll

Four teams from South Carolina were named the Sports Network’s Football Championship Subdivision — formerly Division I-AA — preseason poll. Leading the way was Furman at No. 11 followed by No. 14 Wofford, No. 23 Coastal Carolina and No. 25 South Carolina State. The Citadel was included in the also receiving votes. ...

Published in: The State - website

Tuesday
August 21, 2007
Grady Philip Hedrick ('50 - obit)

Services for Grady Philip Hedrick, Jr., 78, will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. at Christ Chapel of Washington Street United Methodist Church, followed by a private burial in Lancaster Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Washington Street United Methodist Church Organ Fund, 1401 Washington Street, Columbia, SC 29201. ...

Published in: The State - website

Tuesday
August 21, 2007
It's My Party (Citadel mentioned - not web accessible)

(The article highlight's "sweet 16 parties and most recently featured a local girl's, Runala Jaglal, a rising junior at Ashley Hall, party on the MTV hit show "My Super Sweet 16". 

Here the quote from today's P&C, "Although Runala and her family wore traditional Indian clothing sent by relatives overseas to fit the special occasion, Runala didn't have a grand entrance or attention-stealing moment of any sort. 'Im so shy,' she says, laughing. 'A friend of the famil was like,'Yeah, I can get some Citadel cadets to carry you in,' and I was like, 'Oh, no, I don't want that!' ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Ink - page D3

Tuesday
August 21, 2007
NAU engineering again ranks high

Northern Arizona University's engineering program again received recognition from U.S. News & World Report when the national magazine recently ranked it 38th in the nation in its category.  NAU was up against nearly 110 other colleges that offered bachelor's and master's degrees in engineering.  It tied for 38th place with nine other universities and colleges, including Boise State University, The Citadel in South Carolina and Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. ...

Published in: Arzonia Daily Sun - website

Tuesday
August 21, 2007
Paramedic supervisor fights for his career (story involves death of a cadet in 2004 in a car wreck)

Stuart Platt was an accomplished paramedic with an unblemished record, until a Friday night in the spring of 2004 when everything fell apart. Now, the litany of mistakes that three government agencies said Platt made overseeing a fatal collision on April 16, 2004, in Gilbert threaten to end his 22-year career. State regulators have taken the rare step of trying to revoke Platt’s certification, finding he contributed to the death of The Citadel cadet Michael Cockrell, 19. ...

Published in: The State - website
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Tuesday
August 21, 2007
Princeton Review Starts Ranking Career Services, Drops Top-20 List for Academic Excellence

It is rankings season once again, and on Monday the Princeton Review added its annual "best" and "worst" lists to the fray. Gone this year is its "best overall academics" category, leaving room for a new one: "best career/job-placement services."  The University of Texas at Austin offers its students the best career counseling, according to the test-preparation company's rankings. But it is no longer home to the best parties, having dropped from last year's No. 1 spot on that notorious list (The Chronicle, August 22, 2006) to third place, behind West Virginia University and the University of Mississippi. ...

Published in: The Chronicle of Higher Education - website
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Tuesday
August 21, 2007
Ravenel in outpatient treatment while awaiting trial

COLUMBIA — Former state Treasurer Thomas Ravenel will continue outpatient treatment as he returns to his business and awaits a November trial, his attorneys said Monday. Ravenel, who was indicted on a federal cocaine charge in June, has been back in the Charleston area for "some time," said Gedney Howe, one of Ravenel's attorneys. Howe said he did not know exactly when Ravenel arrived after checking out of a treatment center in New Mexico. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B3
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Monday
August 20, 2007
Best-selling author Lott returns to C of C after 3 years in Louisiana

Landing the editorship of The Southern Review was the opportunity of a lifetime, or so Bret Lott thought when he took the job three years ago. When the offer came, the author of 11 books had been teaching creative writing at the College of Charleston for 18 years. One of his books, "Jewel," was chosen in 1999 for Oprah Winfrey's book club, a move that launched Lott into immediate and lucrative literary fame. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B3
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Monday
August 20, 2007
Birth control costs rise on campus

Many college students will be paying more for birth control this year after a new federal law wiped out incentives for drug companies to offer deep discounts to campus health centers. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B1,8
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Monday
August 20, 2007
Is your student properly insured? (BoV member quoted)

According to the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America, more than 80 percent of students may not have enough insurance to protect their personal property.  As college students across the state return to campus life loaded with TVs, computers and clothing, here's a quick primer on insurance for renters from the South Carolina Insurance News Service. Most homeowner policies extend to dependent students who live on campus, but coverage may be limited on items such as jewelry, computers or stereo equipment, said Allison Love, the trade group's executive director. Consider increasing limits or adding a "personal articles floater" — extra coverage for specific items listed in the policy. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Business Review, page E7

Monday
August 20, 2007
Mary Elizabeth Garner (obit - friend of The Citadel)

Mary Elizabeth Garner, 81, of 301 Azalea Drive, Mullins, died Saturday, August 18, 2007...Mrs. Garner showed great love for her husband’s alma mater, The Citadel. While her son, James S. Garner IV, was a cadet, Mrs. Garner often entertained his friends in the corps, who lovingly referred to her as “Mama G”. “Mama G” seldom missed a Citadel football game, and was well known for her enthusiastic support of the Citadel Bulldogs. ...

Published in: The State - website
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Monday
August 20, 2007
MySpace, Facebook let freshmen check out roomies

College freshmen have a new way to learn more about the roommate they've been assigned for the upcoming school year: check out Facebook and MySpace. But some students, and many parents, are so troubled by what they find on the social networking Web sites that they're asking university housing officers for new roommates, says Tavia Sessoms, director of housing administrative services at the College of Charleston. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B1,6
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Monday
August 20, 2007
Online bookstores offer big savings for students

All summer long you bragged about how your child got accepted into college. You've pinched pennies and saved for tuition, but now that you see how much those textbooks cost, you are at a loss for words.  Since 1994, the price of textbooks has increased at nearly four times the overall rate of inflation, according to the U.S. Government Accountability Office. Students spend about $900 on average on textbooks a year. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Business Preview, parge E12
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Monday
August 20, 2007
Palmetto Bank names John Wrenn to community bank board ('97 non-cadet)

The Palmetto Bank has announced John Wrenn’s appointment to the Easley Community Bank Board. Mr. Wrenn owns Chick-fil-A in Easley. An Easley resident and graduate of The Citadel, he is active in the community and serves on the board of directors for the Pickens County YMCA. ...

Published in: Anderson Independent - website

Sunday
August 19, 2007
Bulldogs enjoy lots of support in scrimmage

More than 2,000 spectators crowded the fence and track of the newly turfed Willson Field on Saturday as the Bulldogs participated in their inter-squad scrimmage. The Citadel's Corps of Cadets, as well as over 500 fans lined the field to get their first glimpse of the Bulldogs' football team. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page C9

Sunday
August 19, 2007
State news - two articles

1.  Downloading songs at USC is now free

2.  Clemson board fires executive secretary

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B3
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Sunday
August 19, 2007
Time to pay up if you want quality seats at Clemson

CLEMSON — When it was founded 76 years ago, IPTAY stood for “I Pay Ten A Year.” Now, Clemson’s main donor organization could just as easily stand for “I Pay Thousands A Year” — at least if you want good seats at football games. That’s the reality of college athletics and its multimillion-dollar arms race fueled by facility improvements and coaching salaries. Today, that race starts affecting Clemson fans. ...

Published in: Anderson Independent - website
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Saturday
August 18, 2007
Citadel Scrimmages, Csu Qb's, Syvelle Sings And Sertoma Rocks

AH, FIRST SCRIMMAGE OF THE SPRING FOR THE CITADEL...KNOBS ARE IN THE HOUSE...PACKING THE HOUSE...MAKING THE NOISE...AND THEY SURELY LIKE THIS.... DURAN LAWSON, THE SENIOR QUARTERBACK, SCRAMBLES...RUNS AROUND...FINALLY HOOKS UP WITH ANDRE ROBERTS...AND THERE ARE SOME HAPPY AND HOT BULLDOG CADETS OUT THERE...A COUPLA DRIVES LATER...2ND TEAM THIS TIME...

Published in: WCIV Ch. 4, Charleston - website

Saturday
August 18, 2007
Dogs win in 10 on Hall of Fame night

The Charleston RiverDogs are known for the their promotions, and Friday night in front of a crowd of 5,022 at Riley Park, they gave Anthony Jenkins a "two-for-one" special.  Prior to the RiverDogs' 4-3 10-inning victory over the Augusta GreenJackets, Jenkins was inducted into the Charleston Baseball Hall of Fame for his individual achievements and also as part of the Bulldogs' 1990 College World Series team. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page C1,4

Saturday
August 18, 2007
Marines Corps Air Station Yuma, AZ ('98 killed in training mission - scroll down to RELEASE # 035-07)

Three Marines and a sailor sustained fatal injuries and one Marine was injured when a HH-1N Search and Rescue helicopter from Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron Marine Corps Air Station Yuma crashed approximately 20 miles north of Yuma near the Colorado River Thursday. ... Captain Bradley E. Walters ('98), 33, who was a pilot for Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron, Marine Corps Air Station Yuma. ...

Published in: Marines Corps Air Station Yuma (public affairs website) - website

Saturday
August 18, 2007
Rev. Lee Allen Selzer ('90 - obit)

Rev. Lee Allen Selzer, 39, of John's Island, the director of pastoral ministry to the Hispanic community of Charleston, entered into eternal rest on Monday, August 13, 2007. Father Selzer was born at Patrick Air Force Base in Florida, a son of Robert Allen Selzer and Catherine Elizabeth Buehler Selzer on Monday, August 5, 1968. He was a graduate of The Citadel Class of 1990 and Mundelein Seminary in Mundelein, ILL. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B4

Saturday
August 18, 2007
USC Upstate, Converse rise in rankings

... Among state schools, Clemson, The Citadel and the College of Charleston also registered higher rankings, while Winthrop slipped slightly. ...

Published in: Spartanburg Herald - website

Friday
August 17, 2007
4 Killed in Helicopter Crash Over Ariz.

PHOENIX —  A U.S. Marine Corps search-and-rescue helicopter crashed during a training flight over southwest Arizona, killing four people on board, officials said Friday. One person survived. ...

Published in: FOXNews.com - website

Friday
August 17, 2007
Graduate center adds 2 programs, 45 new students

The Lowcountry Graduate Center is adding programs in social work and educational administration to its offerings this fall, making it possible for more local working adults to earn advanced degrees. The center, a collaboration between The Citadel, the College of Charleston, the Medical University of South Carolina, Clemson University and the University of South Carolina, now has 14 degree and certificate programs, director Skip Godow said. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B3

Friday
August 17, 2007
Lee A. Selzer ('90 - obit)

The Relatives and friends of Reverend Lee A. Selzer are invited to attend his Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM Saturday, August 18, 2007 at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. The Rite of Committal will be in Hoy Cross Cemetery. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B5

Friday
August 17, 2007
Lee Thomas Hix ('57 - obit - go to page 2)

Lee Thomas Hix, 72, a supervisory patent examiner with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, died July 31 of complications from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at Community Hospice in Jacksonville, Fla. He was a former resident of Annandale.  In the early 1970s, he came home from work and told his children about a patent for a camera that would develop a picture automatically inside the camera. His family did not believe him, but in 1973, Polaroid introduced instant photography with the folding SX-70 Land camera. ...

Published in: Washington Post - website

Friday
August 17, 2007
S.C. colleges fare well in ratings (Citadel ratings listed)

South Carolina schools fared well again in U.S. News & World Report's annual college rankings released today: --The Citadel was ranked the best value among Southern colleges that award master's degrees. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B1,6

Friday
August 17, 2007
War stress pushing Army suicides higher

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Repeated and ever-longer war-zone tours are putting increasing pressure on military families, the Army said Thursday, helping push soldier suicides to a record rate. There were 99 Army suicides last year - nearly half of them soldiers who hadn't reached their 25th birthdays, about a third of them serving in Iraq or Afghanistan. ...

Published in: AP website - abbreviated version in today's P&C
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Thursday
August 16, 2007
At least two new members will be elected to city council

The candidates are:  District 1:  Ernest B. Long ('74 and former BoV member) and Gary White Jr. are competing for the council seat currently held by Henry Fishburne, who is not seeking re-election. The district includes Daniel Island, the lower tip of the Charleston peninsula and part of James Island.

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B7

Thursday
August 16, 2007
Citadel gets in 3-hour afternoon workout

The Citadel football team continued its fall preseason camp Wednesday afternoon, practicing for three hours at Willson Field."We have a lot of guys nicked and bruised up on the sideline right now," said Bulldogs head coach Kevin Higgins. "However, that is giving our second- and third-string guys a lot of opportunities to prove themselves. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page C4

Thursday
August 16, 2007
Clemson trustees call Friday meeting

CLEMSON -- Clemson University trustees will hold a teleconference meeting in public session Friday morning, following three closed sessions in three weeks. The board will take action in the 8 a.m. open session on a contractual and personnel matter, according to a university notification of the meeting. ...

Published in: Greenville News - web site
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Thursday
August 16, 2007
Colleges Struggle to Quit Rankings Habit

-- U.S. News & World Report releases its annual college rankings Friday in the face of the loudest and best-organized criticism from educators the magazine has ever encountered. But for all the complaints that the rankings warp college admissions and distract colleges from educating students, U.S. News still has the upper hand. Colleges are having a hard time quitting the magazine's annual beauty contest. ...

Published in: Washington Post - web site
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Thursday
August 16, 2007
Football season, Billy Joel and Josh Morton (Citadel mentioned twice)

Sporting notes compiled while counting down the days until football season:

--The first real taste of high school football in Charleston County begins tonight with the Sertoma Classic at The Citadel's Johnson Hagood Stadium.

--The best opening-day college game in South Carolina will be Charleston Southern at The Citadel.

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page C1

Thursday
August 16, 2007
Furious fans file suit over parking

... The suit, filed Tuesday by Columbia lawyer J. Lewis Cromer, seeks $500,000 in actual damages from the university, and a total of $1 million (including tripled punitive damages) from the Gamecock Club. ...

Published in: The State - web site
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Thursday
August 16, 2007
Hispanic ministry priest Lee Selzer dies at age 39 ('90)

Father Lee A. Selzer, director of Pastoral Ministry to the Hispanic Community of Charleston, died Tuesday after slipping into a diabetic coma, the Catholic Diocese of Charleston reported. He was 39. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B4

Thursday
August 16, 2007
Sertoma Classic a special event from inception

As a young boy, he sat in the stands of The Citadel's Johnson Hagood Stadium, soaking up the pomp and circumstance of football in the Lowcountry. The highlight of his visits was the firing of the cannon, which occurred anytime the home team scored a point. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page C1,6

Thursday
August 16, 2007
USC gets road less traveled

Gamecocks will avoid back-to-back road games in SEC play in the upcoming season... The Gamecocks will also host three in-state teams, opening with South Carolina State and The Citadel, and then College of Charleston on Dec. 22. The game at Clemson on Dec. 1 will be USC’s only road game before SEC play. ...

Published in: The State - web site
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Thursday
August 16, 2007
Virginia Tech to pay victims, families (not web accessible)

Here's what published in today's paper: "Virginia Tech will offer the families of the 32 students and faculty members slain by Seung-Hui Cho a one-time payment of up $180,000 from a fund used to solicit donations in the weeks after the April 16 massacre. Those injured in Norris Hall will get between $40,000 to $90,000 apiece."

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page A4

Thursday
August 16, 2007
War (Daniel Library Friends series - not web acessible - Good Morning Lowcountry)

Here's an excerpt from today's paper: "Two series this fall will explore the histories of American military commanders and World War II, respectivel. The first will be live. The second will be televised. The Citadel's Daniel Library Friends' fall book and lecture series will focus on American military commanders."

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B2

Wednesday
August 15, 2007
Seniors top last year's ACT stats

More South Carolina seniors took the ACT college admission exam this year and scored better than last year, but those improvements still left the state short of the national average, according to results released today. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - website
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Tuesday
August 14, 2007
'Mr. Sumter Guard' (letter to the editor re: former BoV member Robert Scarborough - scroll down)

The funeral notice of Robert B. Scarborough mentioned he was a member of The Sumter Guards of Charleston. He was commander emeritus of an organization formed in 1819 to provide the local community a military militia. This local militia evolved into what is now the local S.C. Army National Guard Alpha 1/118th Infantry Unit.  ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page A9

Tuesday
August 14, 2007
A perfect fit: Dogs' Lyles happy at linebacker

After four years in the NFL, The Citadel coach Kevin Higgins has re-learned a lot about college football since returning to the game two years ago.  One lesson in particular is hitting home this season, and that's how difficult it is to find linebackers at smaller schools such as The Citadel. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page C1,5
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Tuesday
August 14, 2007
James Dunlap Leitner Jr. ('68 - obit)

James Dunlap Leitner, Jr., 61, died Sunday, August 12, 2007 at his home after a 12-year battle with cancer.  ...  He will be remembered for his love of his church, family, friends, and his alma mater, The Citadel, where he served as a Director of The Citadel Brigadier Foundation, life member of the Alumni Association, and The Citadel Football Association. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - website
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Tuesday
August 14, 2007
James Dunlap Leitner Jr. ('68 - obit)

ROCK HILL — Mr. James Dunlap Leitner, Jr., 61, died Sunday, August 12, 2007, at his home after a 12-year battle with cancer. ...

Published in: The State - website

Tuesday
August 14, 2007
The Citadel's Knob Day (photo gallery)

The caption from the photo in today's paper reads, "Above, freshman Ryan M. Boggs reads from The Citadel's handbook, The Guidon, during formation Monday morning. At left, Citadel cadets lead a compan of freshmen, also know as knobs, to class at the military college. At right, a freshman wearing running shoes stands our in a formation of knobs. Saturday was the arrival of 720 knobs, The Citadel's largest freshman class since 1976. For more Citadel pictures, got to www.charleston.net."

Published in: The Post and Courier - website
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Monday
August 13, 2007
Chellis to buck voting trend?

COLUMBIA — Settling into his new office, state Treasurer Converse Chellis is preparing for his first votes on the Budget and Control Board, a system that Gov. Mark Sanford says he thinks is wasting millions of dollars. The five-member board, with Chellis as its newest member and Sanford as its chairman, will meet Wednesday. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page A1,7
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Monday
August 13, 2007
Col. Earl Mays Jr. (former Citadel band director - letter to the editor)

Col. Earl Raymond Mays Jr., U.S. Army (retired), passed away recently. His contributions to the community through his music and through the many people whose lives he touched are legendary. After a distinguished career in the Army, directing many prominent military bands, including the 3rd Army Band, Earl and his family moved to Charleston in 1967, after accepting the post of director of bands and vocal music at The Citadel. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page A8

Monday
August 13, 2007
First Day At The Citadel

(video included)

Broadcast on: WCIV TV, Ch. 4, Chalreston - website
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Monday
August 13, 2007
Key test for new treasurer (editorial)

Newly appointed state Treasurer Converse A. Chellis III will soon cast what may be his most important vote as a member of the powerful state Budget and Control Board. That vote likely will make or break the potential for reforms to that agency, recently recommended by a citizens' task force, that could result in millions of dollars in savings.  ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page A8

Sunday
August 12, 2007
2 friends to reunite on Citadel campus

Among the muster of prospective cadets near the Citadel's sprawling parade ground, John Weddington recognized a familiar face. Clay Templeton, whom he hadn't seen since their days at Crestdale Middle School, stood just yards away. The campus visit earlier this year seemed an unlikely place for the recent high school graduates to reunite. Even more unlikely, though, was that both were selected to apply for Citadel Scholar scholarships -- worth about $120,000. The scholarships cover tuition, books, board and uniforms for four years of study. ...

Published in: Charlotte Observer - website

Sunday
August 12, 2007
First day in Citadel blue

Mitchell Buchanan was not certain he would attend The Citadel this fall. But a near-death automobile accident last November coupled with some personal troubles helped make up his mind.  In search of more structure for his life, Buchanan applied to the state's only military college and was accepted. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B1,7
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Sunday
August 12, 2007
Plunkett to help Citadel pinch pennies

With The Citadel's athletic department facing a projected $1.4 million deficit for 2007-08, school president Lt. Gen. John W. Rosa has put an extra man on the job to help the department watch its dollars and cents. Lt. Col. Paul Plunkett, a retired Air Force officer who is a special assistant to Rosa, has been assigned to the athletic department as associate athletic director for financial matters, according to the military school's public affairs office. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page C6

Sunday
August 12, 2007
Sumter man is combat leader

... A native of Texas, Hyatt calls Sumter home. It’s where he has been stationed six of the last 12 years — from 1995 to 1999, and again in 2005 as wing commander. Two of his three children picked S.C. colleges. His oldest son graduated from The Citadel, and his daughter is a senior at Clemson University. ...

Published in: The State - website
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Friday
August 10, 2007
Citadel enrolling largest class since 1976

The Citadel expects to welcome its largest class of new cadets in more than 30 years this weekend. A total of 720 freshmen have been admitted to the state military college. ...

Published in: The State - website only

Friday
August 10, 2007
Trident Tech: A smart start toward a four-year degree (commentary by TTC's president)

Technical colleges in South Carolina are known for promoting economic development and providing hands-on training in high-demand career fields. An equally important role of increasing access to four-year colleges through affordable associate degree transfer programs is attracting more attention as recent articles in The Post and Courier and other South Carolina newspapers highlight the cost of higher education.  ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page A9
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Thursday
August 9, 2007
Around The FCS World In 38 Days

... Seems that The Citadel's McAlister Gym had been scheduled as the site for a national Democratic presidential debate, hosted by YouTube, on July 23 and Robinson had to give up his office on the previous Thursday. Robinson's normal digs become the domain of Sen. Hillary Clinton for the next several days, because Robinson's office is the only one in the building with its own bathroom. ...

Published in: Newsnet5.com - website
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Thursday
August 9, 2007
Citadel dons pads on first day of two-a-days

The Citadel football team's first practice Wednesday morning ran for two hours on Willson Field. The team wore full pads for the first time this season in the productive morning session. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page C5

Thursday
August 9, 2007
Citadel expects its largest class in more than 30 years

 

CHARLESTON, SC (AP) - The Citadel expects to welcome its largest class of new cadets in more than 30 years this weekend.  Admissions director Lieutenant Colonial John Powell says 720 freshmen have been admitted to the state military college - the largest class since 1976. ...

Broadcast on: WIStv.com, Columbia, SC - website

Thursday
August 9, 2007
Citadel Expects Its Largest Class In More Than 30 Years

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- The Citadel expects to welcome its largest class of new cadets in more than 30 years this weekend. ...

Broadcast on: WSCO TV, Charlotte, NC - website

Thursday
August 9, 2007
Citadel expects its largest class since 1976

CHARLESTON - The Citadel expects to welcome its largest class of new cadets in more than 30 years this weekend.  A total of 720 freshmen have been admitted to the state military college. Admissions officers were aiming for a freshman class of about 700 after the school´┐Żs Board of Visitors said it wanted to see modest growth in the size of the Corps of Cadets, but the response was better than expected, said admissions director Lt. Col. John Powell. ...

 

Published in: Greenville News - website

Thursday
August 9, 2007
It's 'Knob' Time: Home-schooled Pilot Mountain teenager ready to face the challenge of The Citadel

Noah Koubenec is not your typical freshman heading off to college. He leaves his parents’ Pilot Mountain home this morning with a few boxes packed with towels, toiletries, gym shoes and a laptop computer. And he’ll need little else. Koubenec, 18, is beginning the his first year at The Citadel, known as the “knob year” for the two different haircuts allowed for male freshmen - shaved and shaved a week ago. ...

Published in: Journal Now, Pilot Mountain, Winston-Salem, NC - website
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Tuesday
August 7, 2007
Bomb Scare Suspects Laugh In Courtroom (video included)

(Former BoV member, Dennis Rhoad '84 is the defendants' attorney and is featured on the video.)

Broadcast on: WCSC Ch. 5, Charleston - website
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Tuesday
August 7, 2007
Felony charges

... The two were pulled over about 5:30 p.m. Saturday near U.S. Highway 176 and Myers Road in Goose Creek. Their attorney, Dennis Rhoad ('84 former BoV member) of Charleston, said he had not had a chance to ask them why they were in Goose Creek. Rhoad said the pair understands the seriousness of the charges and that they are "confused and scared. ... They take the charges seriously." ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page A1,7
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Tuesday
August 7, 2007
Legislators say new treasurer merits trust

COLUMBIA --South Carolina's new treasurer is a soft-spoken accountant who served as a valuable lieutenant for House leadership. Lawmakers elected Converse Chellis III, 63, Friday to replace Thomas Ravenel, who resigned last week. ...

Published in: The Herald, Rock Hill - website

Tuesday
August 7, 2007
State colleges | Hirings

... Ronald Ginyard, Jr., formerly of Columbia University, has been named to the Citadel staff as an assistant basketball coach. ...

Published in: The State - website

Tuesday
August 7, 2007
USC plans no changes to admission standards

COLUMBIA — Football coach Steve Spurrier and the University of South Carolina evidently have two different concepts when it comes to changing the school's admissions policies. If a recruit meets the NCAA qualification requirements, Spurrier vehemently said Sunday he thinks the student should be admitted to South Carolina. Despite obvious ire from Spurrier, the school said Monday that, for now, it has no immediate plans to readjust its own standards relative to the NCAA's. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page C1,4
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Tuesday
August 7, 2007
William Edwards Murray (obit - attended - did not graduate - funeral to held on campus on Wednesday)

... He attended Charleston public schools, The Citadel, and was a graduate of The University of South Carolina where he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at two o'clock in The Summerall Chapel at The Citadel with a reception immediately following. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B5
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Monday
August 6, 2007
Back in the game (photo - not web accessible)

The cutline reads, "After a day of practice and an evening to team meetings, a couple of the nearly 100 Citadel football players head into murray Barracks on Sunday before meeting again the mess hall for supper. Team members returned to school early for football camp."

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B3

Monday
August 6, 2007
CSU still tight lipped about lost $10M

More than four months after the formal collapse of investments that may have cost it as much as $10.6 million, officials at Charleston Southern University officials refused to discuss exactly how the institution wound up investing substantial endowment and operational funds with one-time economics professor Al Parish. ...

Published in: Daily Journal - Chas. Reg. Bs. Journal - website
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Monday
August 6, 2007
Dogs slosh through opening drills

Cost of a new artificial turf field? About $400,000. Not missing a day of practice due to rain? Priceless. At least, that's the view of Citadel football coach Kevin Higgins, whose team worked out for three hours as s cheduled Friday morning, despite a downpour that would have wiped out practice in the past....

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page C1,5

Monday
August 6, 2007
Get your college football buzz online

FANS OF COLLEGE football teams from all levels in the state can look to their computers for coverage this season. South Carolina and Clemson both have all-access plans that allow fans to view coaches’ news conferences and player interviews. Those services are available at uscsports.com and clemsontigers.com. ... Fans of Southern Conference schools such as The Citadel, Wofford and Furman can log on to soconsports.com and take advantage of SoCon.TV. ...

Published in: The State - website

Monday
August 6, 2007
New C of C housing feels more like home

You won't find any communal shower rooms in the two new residence halls at the College of Charleston. You will find high-speed Internet, cable television, striking city views, more- spacious rooms for freshmen, three- to five-bedroom apartments for upperclassmen and high-tech laundry rooms that allow students to look online to find out whether a machine is available or whether their loads are done. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page A1,7
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Monday
August 6, 2007
S.C. 'Future Scholar' college savings plan earns best-in-class (commentary)

A good education gives our children a better chance to succeed in today's competitive global economy. The state of South Carolina has gotten it right when it comes to helping families save for college. Let's face it, the government has never really been a model of efficiency, nor a place to look for new and innovative ideas. Well, we would like to tout a very nice exception to that trend: South Carolina's 529 college savings program. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page A9
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Sunday
August 5, 2007
All-SoCon snub drives Citadel running back

Only one player in Southern Conference football led his team in both rushing yards and receptions last year.  Yet when SoCon coaches voted for the 2007 preseason all-conference team last month, that player was not among the four running backs named to the squad. And yes, The Citadel's Tory Cooper noticed the snub. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page C8

Sunday
August 5, 2007
Details on Materials Found in Trunk Unclear (former BoV member Dennis Rhoad is their defense attorney)

Goose Creek - Two men are being held in the Berkeley County Detention Center after police find explosive making devices in their car.  The quantity of explosive making materials in that vehicle is unclear.  The FBI (website)  reports that there is no known link to terrorism. ...

Broadcast on: WCIV Ch. 4, Charleston - website
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Saturday
August 4, 2007
Gloves come off as Chellis voted in

COLUMBIA — The state treasurer's job doesn't often conjure up images of sex, drugs and third-world countries. But on Friday, the governor and the Legislature pulled out all stops, and rules of decorum, in a nasty fight to replace former Treasurer Thomas Ravenel with Summerville state Rep. Converse Chellis. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page A1,7

Friday
August 3, 2007
Bulldogs seeking answers as football practice begins

Citadel football coach Kevin Higgins will gather his third Bulldogs team on the sparkling new artificial turf practice field on campus this morning for the start of fall practice. With expectations growing after The Citadel won four of its last five games to finish the 2006 season at 5-6 overall and 4-3 in the Southern Conference — and with less than a month to go before the Sept. 1 season opener against Charleston Southern — here are five questions facing the Bulldogs as practice starts...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page C1,7

Friday
August 3, 2007
Former Verot hoops standout to play for FGCU

... Baker, The News-Press area player of the year in 2006 as a senior, had committed to attend The Citadel out of high school and then transferred to Birmingham Southern. He didn’t attend either school. He left The Citadel because of a coaching change and...

Published in: The New-Press - website
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Friday
August 3, 2007
Preparing for college, step by step

Higher education professionals from around the state will walk students and their parents through the process of preparing and paying for college with a step-by-step guide that will be released in the spring. The guide, a project coordinated by the Alliance for Research on Higher Education, will be free to the public in print and online, alliance Director Catherine Watt said. The guide's authors gathered Thursday at The Citadel to talk about chapters on how to...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B1,6
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Friday
August 3, 2007
USC aims to keep military copters flying high

COLUMBIA — University of South Carolina professors and students are trying to make military helicopters safer to fly and cheaper to maintain. Since 1999, the school has received about $5 million in military contracts for research on a computer system that measures the vibrations of helicopters rotating parts. A vibration could indicate a part needs to be replaced or repaired before it fails in flight. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B6
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Thursday
August 2, 2007
Chellis ('65) backers don't expect suit to affect treasurer's race

Supporters of state treasurer candidate Converse Chellis don't expect accusations from a seven-year-old lawsuit that was settled out of court to derail his effort at the top job. Chellis, a Republican state representative from Summerville, was the subject of several accusations made by a former business partner as their accounting firm was breaking up, including fraud. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B3

Thursday
August 2, 2007
Citadel at Cougs game date shifted

The Citadel at College of Charleston basketball game set for Feb. 2 at John Kresse Arena has been moved to Monday, Feb. 4 to accommodate television, Cougars coach Bobby Cremins said Wednesday.  ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page C5

Thursday
August 2, 2007
Citadel honors (gold star and dean's list recipients - not web accessible)

This is an excerpt from the listing, "The Citadel honored the following area cadets for outstanding academic achievement during the spring semester of the 2006-07 academic year :"

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page ZB5

Thursday
August 2, 2007
Soldier saves drowning girl ('06 alum)

As John Bergmans lifted the limp and unresponsive body of 5-year-old Emma Whitener from the pool deck, he thought, "Please Lord, do not let this child die in my arms." ... Bergmans, who graduated 14 months ago from The Citadel, a military college in South Carolina, expects to be deployed to Iraq in October as an intelligence analyst with the 820th Security Forces Group. He expects to be deployed in six to eight months. ...

Published in: The Saline Reporter, MI - website

Thursday
August 2, 2007
Two teams, two players joining Hall

Two teams that brought national attention to the Lowcountry highlight the Charleston Baseball Hall of Fame's induction class of 2007. The 1955 Cannon Street YMCA team and The Citadel's 1990 College World Series team lead the class that includes Modie Risher and Anthony Jenkins. Formal induction into the Charleston Baseball Hall of Fame will take place on the field at Riley Park on Aug. 17 prior to the Charleston RiverDogs' game against the Augusta GreenJackets. Game time is 7:05 p.m. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page C1,4
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Wednesday
August 1, 2007
Black official runs for treasurer

Critics say Sanford backing Charleston County councilman for political reasons... The General Assembly meets Friday to elect a permanent replacement for former Treasurer Thomas Ravenel, who resigned last week following a federal indictment on cocaine charges. Two other candidates, Rep. Converse Chellis ('65) , a certified public accountant from Summerville, and Sen. Greg Ryberg, a real estate investor and businessman from Aiken, have said they are also running for the post. ...

Published in: The State - website

Wednesday
August 1, 2007
Clemson, Dale Earnhardt Inc. unveil research, education deal

CLEMSON -- In a step toward establishing the first motorsports industry presence at the International Center for Automotive Research, Clemson University on Tuesday announced a research and education partnership with Dale Earnhardt Inc., a major NASCAR race team. ...

Published in: Greenville News - website
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Wednesday
August 1, 2007
Pretty cool, this 'YouTube democracy'

Charleston, S.C. —- The headline atop the Charleston City Paper, a weekly newspaper, summed up the mood best: "Somebody save us from a YouTube democracy." ... In many parts of the country, access to high-speed Internet is not the norm. In fact, less than half a mile from The Citadel, the site of last week's debate, sits the Cooper River Courts public housing project, where owning a computer and subscribing to the Internet are considered luxuries.

Published in: Atlanta Journal-Constitution - website

Wednesday
August 1, 2007
Sanford backs Scott for treasurer

COLUMBIA — Gov. Mark Sanford endorsed Charleston County Council Chairman Tim Scott for state treasurer Tuesday, saying it provides a chance to diversify state government. ... The Legislature meets Friday to to replace Thomas Ravenel, who resigned after being indicted June 19 on a federal drug charge, and Charleston-area delegates said the votes already are in place for Rep. Converse Chellis ('65) , R-Summerville. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B1,5

Wednesday
August 1, 2007
SC employees can work federal campaigns on the job

COLUMBIA - South Carolina law may allow state workers to use taxpayer computers and time to promote presidential campaigns, a state Ethics Commission lawyer said.  The comments from commission general counsel Cathy Hazelwood came after an Associated Press review of e-mails that showed former state Treasurer Thomas Ravenel exchanged messages promoting Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani during office hours. Ravenel resigned last week following a federal cocaine charge.  "I think an argument can be made that it is an unwise use of time; however, campaign practices specifically excludes federal candidates," Hazelwood wrote in an e-mail to the AP. ...

Published in: Times and Democrat, Orangeburrg, SC - website
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