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The Citadel in the News: Archive

February 2008

PUBLISH DATE STORIES
Friday
February 29, 2008
Fernandina running back inks with The Citadel

Cadet Terrell Dallas. That's how the Fernandina Beach High School senior running back will soon be addressed. He signed a national letter of intent Feb. 6 to play football at The Citadel and will be dressing out this fall for the NCAA Division I Bulldogs, who went 7-4 overall and 4-3 in Southern Conference action last season. ...

Published in: News Leader, Fernandina, FL - website
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Friday
February 29, 2008
In wake of fire, Citadel rallies around teammate

Trey Thomas was in Virginia playing summer league baseball on that night last June when news of the tragic fire at the Sofa Super Store in Charleston began to spread.  ...Citadel baseball players immediately recognized the impact the fire would have on their teammate. Thomas, a junior infielder and pitcher for the Bulldogs, is the son of Charleston Fire Chief Rusty Thomas and knew all nine of the men who lost their lives that night. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page C1,6
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Friday
February 29, 2008
Massing of Colors planned at Citadel (not web accessible)

The General Westmoreland Chapter of the Military Order of the World Wars and The Citadel will conduct the annual Massing of the Colors at 3 p.m. Sunday in Summerall Chapel at The Citadel.  The ceremony is free. Guests should be seated by 2:45 p.m.

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B3

Friday
February 29, 2008
Paladins spoil the Bulldogs' festivities (photo gallery included)

The Citadel baseball players marched to midcourt, bats over their shoulders. They formed an archway through which a beaming Les Robinson strolled Thursday night at McAlister Field House. The school unveiled a banner hanging in the rafters — the first of its kind at the Field House — honoring the retiring Robinson's 22 years of service as athletic director and basketball coach. He even conducted the pep band in the alma mater at game's end. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page C1,4
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Friday
February 29, 2008
Seaside gardens video tour at Citadel (scroll down)

The Citadel will host Gardens by the Sea on Tuesday as part of its Spring Library Friends series. Angie Whaley LeClercq, director of the school's Daniel Library, will show a PowerPoint and video tour guide of seaside gardens worldwide, including Italy, Madeira, Scotland and the United States. The presentation will be at 6:30 p.m. at Bond Hall 165. It is open to the public. For more information, call 953-7691.

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B7

Friday
February 29, 2008
Thomas Harrell Barr ('68 - memorial service set)

Thomas Harrell Barr of Pawleys Island and Georgetown died peacefully at home with his family on Monday, February 25, 2008.  ... A memorial service will be conducted by Rev. Tommy Tipton at 4:00 P.M. on Saturday, March 1, 2008 at Holy Cross Faith Memorial Episcopal Church, Pawleys Island. Friends and family are invited after the service to celebrate Tom's life at his home, 78 Comfort Lane, Litchfield Mainland. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B4

Thursday
February 28, 2008
C of C buys small lot on George St.

The downtown College of Charleston campus can't expand without some financial growing pains. Earlier this month, the school paid $3.5 million for a tiny lot that measures .38 acres where the former Great Wall Chinese restaurant building now stands. That's about $211 per square foot of land on the property at 34 George St. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B1,6
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Thursday
February 28, 2008
Coast Guard making waves about aging fleet

... Problems such as those with the Dallas underscore the need to modernize the Coast Guard's aging fleet, said Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen's press secretary Cmdr. Brendan McPherson. The Coast Guard has requested a record $9.3 billion budget for fiscal 2009, which begins in October.  ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page A1,12
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Thursday
February 28, 2008
Curry, Davidson lead one man's SoCon awards ballot (SoCon basketball)

... --All-Freshman Team: They are all guards — Andrew Goudelock, College of Charleston; Cameron Wells, The Citadel; Willie Powers, Georgia Southern; Donald Sims, Appalachian State; Austin Dahn, The Citadel. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page C3

Thursday
February 28, 2008
Furman (6-21) at The Citadel (6-21)

GAME NOTES: Long-time rivals will collide on the hardwood tonight in Charleston, as The Citadel Bulldogs host the Furman Paladins in a Southern Conference showdown at McAlister Field House.

Published in: Kansas City Star - website

Thursday
February 28, 2008
Massing of the Colors (not web accessible)

A Congressional Medal of Honor recipient will highlight the 2008 Massing of the Colors ceremony at 3 p.m. March 4 in Summerall Chapel at The Citadel.

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page ZB3

Thursday
February 28, 2008
Nelson wants to leave on a good note — next year

The last home game of the season is traditionally Senior Night at The Citadel, when the Bulldogs honor departing senior basketball players with a framed picture and a standing ovation. But in this most unusual of seasons, the Bulldogs have no departing seniors to bid farewell to in tonight's final home game against Furman at McAlister Field House. The team's only senior, center Demetrius Nelson, has missed most of the season with injury and plans to return next season. Nelson, a 6-8, 250-pounder from St. John's High School on Johns Island, will apply for a medical redshirt for this season, the school will announce today. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page C1,3

Wednesday
February 27, 2008
Clemson announces game-day designations

The Clemson University athletic department has announced its special game day designations for the 2008 football season.2008 home game designations: Sept. 9 — The Citadel (Military Appreciation Day); Sept. 13 — N.C. State (Hall of Fame); Sept. 20 — S.C. State (Youth Day); Sept. 27 — Maryland (Football Reunion Weekend); Oct. 18 — Georgia Tech (IPTAY Day); Nov. 11 — Duke (Homecoming); Nov. 29 — South Carolina (Solid Orange Day).

Published in: Greenville News - website

Wednesday
February 27, 2008
CofC and The Citadel struggle with crippling amounts of junk e-mail (some elements with this article are very risque)

... The Citadel now receives upwards of 900,000 e-mails a day, only 25,000 of which are valid, while the College of Charleston has doubled their e-mail volume to two million in a few short months.  "It was a matter of weeks ago that we saw this sudden spike in spam e-mails," says Citadel Director of Information Technology Richard Nelson. "It overwhelms the spam blocker. The spam is being stopped, but there's a high cost — it's taking a longer time to filter the mail, and people are complaining that they're not getting messages until two or three hours after they're sent...."

Published in: Charleston City Paper - website

Wednesday
February 27, 2008
Gardner-Webb Falls, 29-12, to Citadel

The Gardner-Webb wrestling team ended its regular season with a 29-12 loss to the Bulldogs of The Citadel on Wednesday night.  GWU’s Tommy Bennet and and Citadel’s Tyler Sim started off the match at 125 lbs. Sim struck first with a takedown 30 seconds into the match. Bennet later escaped only to be taken down again, which put the match at 4-1 in favor of Sim. ...

Published in: Gardner-Webb athletics website - website
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Wednesday
February 27, 2008
Some legislators call foul on overzealous parents (Citadel professor quoted)

... Steve Nida, the head of the Psychology Department at The Citadel, has studied incidents of violence at youth league and community center sporting events as an athletic director and as a psychologist. He said it's often the same type of person causing problems. ..

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page A1,9
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Tuesday
February 26, 2008
'Imagine'

... THE MUZZLE IS OFF: The Stroller reader who asked for two weeks without a peep out of Gordon Summey got her wish, plus a few more days thanks to an illness that kept The Stroller from lifting his pen last week, but the squirming-to-be-heard Mr. Summey finally gets to unload: "Bush warns Iran that if they attack our ships there will be dire consequences. Yeah, like dead U.S. sailors scattered across the Gulf. Saints preserve us. There is a Democrat in the White House already." "Hillary's blazing the frontier of running for president was compared to Shannon Faulkner's blazing her way to The Citadel. If Hillary will stay in the White House for a week, like Faulkner stayed at The Citadel, I'll even vote for her."

Published in: The Spartanburg Herald - website
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Tuesday
February 26, 2008
Honors and recruits

Asher Wojciechowski, The Citadel, baseball, Southern Conference pitcher of the week

Published in: The State - website

Tuesday
February 26, 2008
Thomas Harrell Barr ('68 - obit)

Attorney Thomas Harrell Barr of Pawleys Island and Georgetown died peacefully at home with his family on Monday, February 25, 2008. He was sixty one years old. Mr. Barr was born in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, the youngest son of the late Captain Capers G. Barr, Jr. (USN) and Lucy Siau Barr of Georgetown. He attended public schools in Key West, Florida; Alexandria, Virginia; Norfolk, Virginia; and Georgetown and Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina. He graduated from The Citadel with the class of 1968 and, following several years of employment with Utilities Construction Company in Charleston, entered Law School at the University of South Carolina, graduating and being admitted to the Bar in 1976. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B4; The State (website)

Tuesday
February 26, 2008
USC seeking nominations for new president

USC’s search for a president is getting under way in earnest. The University of South Carolina presidential search committee, chaired by trustee Miles Loadholt, approved Monday an e-mail address that will accept confidential nominations, applications or suggestions about candidates to succeed president Andrew Sorensen, who is scheduled to retire as president July 31. Sorensen has agreed to serve until the board hires his successor. ...

Published in: The State - website
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Monday
February 25, 2008
City, county at odds over Maybank Highway (Citadel Don Sparks quoted)

... Don Sparks, a Citadel economics professor and vice president of the League of American Bicyclists, was dumbfounded when he heard about the five-lane concept. It reminded him of 1950s- and 1960s-era plans for commercial strips, an approach he said left America with a soul-sapping landscape of look-alike shopping centers. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page A1,6

Monday
February 25, 2008
Delaware & The Citadel

The Citadel hit four home runs, including senior Matt Arnold's first career grand slam, as the Bulldogs (1-1) recorded their first win of the season in a game 2 of a doubleheader against Delaware (1-1) at Riley Park.  In game 1, The Citadel struggled to overcome a strong performance on the mound by Delaware's Mike McGuire. Chris Swauger led the way for The Citadel, going 2- for-3 from the plate and being responsible for both of the Bulldogs' runs. The Citadel lost its home opener for the first time since 2003. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - website only

Monday
February 25, 2008
Endowed chairs working

The three universities that have benefited from the state’s endowed chairs program, aimed at recruiting top researchers and in turn spurring economic development, are living up to their financial commitment, officials say. Data show USC, Clemson and the Medical University have matching pledges for 78 percent of the grants for endowed chairs approved by the Centers of Economic Excellence review board. They also have collected 47 percent of the pledged money required by state law. ...

Published in: The State - website
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Monday
February 25, 2008
Executive Items (new VP for facilities and engineering announced - scroll down to education section)

G. Dewey Yeatts has joined The Citadel as vice president for facilities and engineering. Previously, he was chief facilities officer and associate vice president for facilities management at Murray State University in Murray, Ky. He holds a master's degree in business administration from Wake Forest University, a master's degree in architectural engineering technology from Columbia Pacific University and a doctorate in educational administration from Virginia Tech.

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page E4

Monday
February 25, 2008
Marion Darrell Thornley ('64 - obit)

Marion Darrell Thornley, 65, of Moncks Corner, SC, a retired civil engineer for the Naval Facilities Engineering Command, died Saturday evening at the Hospice of Charleston Hospice Center. The funeral will be 11:00 AM Wednesday morning, Feb. 27, 2008, in the First Christian Church, Moncks Corner. Interment will follow in the Thornley Cemetery. Friends may call at DIAL-MURRAY FUNERAL HOME, MONCKS CORNER, from 5:00 until 7:00 PM on Tuesday. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B5

Monday
February 25, 2008
Race for governor already in swing (Gresham Barrett '83 included)

The political race to see who will become South Carolina's next governor has entered its initial, hushed phase, though the election itself is almost three years away.  No one has officially declared, but many of the state's prominent politicians say they are getting a lot of encouragement to consider a bid. ...

Published in: The State - Page A1,7
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Monday
February 25, 2008
Two Pee Dee educators among 'Teacher of the Year' finalists (CGC grad - Renee Sanders)

... Sanders, a 1975 graduate of Johnsonville High School, has been in education for 26 years, with the past seven years in Florence 5. She received a bachelor’s degree in science education from the College of Charleston, a Master of Education in biology from The Citadel and a Master of Education in administration and supervision from the University of South Carolina. ...

Published in: Florence Morning News - website

Monday
February 25, 2008
Universities raked it in (not web accessible - article mentions Citadel contributions - excerpt below)

"...Locally, the College of Charleston received $14.7 million in private contributions last year while The Citadel's foundation brought in $11 million."

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page A7

Sunday
February 24, 2008
Another memory for Hunter at McAlister Field House

CHARLESTONMyrtle Beach girls basketball coach Mickey Hunter would have been happy to beat North Charleston anywhere, but it was a little sweeter to do it at The Citadel. Hunter, a native of Hanahan, spent much of his adolescence watching games inside McAlister Field House. His father, Tommy B. Hunter, worked for 35 years inside the school's student store, where cadets purchase their books and uniforms. The store was named in his honor shortly after he retired about five years ago. ...

Published in: The Sun News - website

Sunday
February 24, 2008
Bulldogs' Vest ready to rumble after full season off

After sitting out the 2007 season, Citadel safety Jonathan Vest has a lot of football built up inside of him.  Some of it spilled out during spring practice on Saturday, when the 5-10, 185-pound Vest skirmished with 6-2, 312-pound lineman Cory Pope long after the whistle had blown the play dead. Despite the size mismatch, Vest got in some blows before coaches broke up the harmless scuffle. "It gets a little intense out here sometimes," Vest said. "I've got a year's worth of football inside me, ready to come out." Vest, a rising senior from Corpus Christi, Texas, was the Bulldogs' third-leading tackler in 2006 and an emerging standout before he tested positive in the spring of '07 for a substance banned by the NCAA. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page C10

Sunday
February 24, 2008
Lower State championships make successful debut at Citadel

High School League commissioner Jerome Singleton was pleased with the attendance and atmosphere at the just-completed Lower State basketball championships, which were contested at The Citadel's McAlister Field House. Now, Singleton is getting ready to make the event even bigger and better next year.  ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page C8

Sunday
February 24, 2008
Western throttles Citadel

CULLOWHEE, N.C. — The only Southern Conference basketball team The Citadel has defeated this season avenged that loss in decisive fashion on Saturday. Western Carolina held the Bulldogs scoreless for the first eight minutes of the game and routed The Citadel, 61-42, before 1,453 fans at the Ramsey Center. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page C3

Saturday
February 23, 2008
Bag Pipers Compete At the Citadel (video included)

It's a sound that you may associate with parades and other special occasions, however, bag pipers played the instrument the Citadel Saturday night for another reason, the annual Pipe Major Sandy Jones Invitational. Even though it’s a yearly competition, Dan Cole isn't going to let that stop him from having fun. "This is about just getting together and having some tunes with friends,” he said. For the past three years Cole has traveled to Charleston from his hometown of Albany, New York to compete in the Pipe Major Sandy Jones Invitational at the Citadel. ...

Broadcast on: WCSC TV Ch. 5, Charleston - website
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Saturday
February 23, 2008
Healing the mind, body, heart, spirit

COLUMBIA — Every morning, hundreds of soldiers at the U.S. Army's Fort Jackson scramble out of their barracks and file into formation for another day of boot camp. It's a predawn ritual that has played out here since World War I.  Nearby, in the shadow of Moncrief Army Community Hospital, a smaller group of soldiers assembles near a row of temporary buildings. Some hobble on crutches or canes. Some cradle wounded hands. Others struggle with wounds you can't see. None of these soldiers shoot rifles, dig foxholes or train for war. For now, their mission is singular: Heal. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page A1,7
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Saturday
February 23, 2008
Veeck brings "Fun" philosophy to Citadel class
Published in: The State - website; Charlotte Observer

Friday
February 22, 2008
$11M in budget plan for MUSC training

COLUMBIA — The first draft of the state budget was sent to the printing presses Thursday with $11 million tucked away for specialists' training at the Medical University of South Carolina's hospital. Meanwhile, MUSC's academic side along with the state's other two research universities will take big hits under the nearly $7 billion spending plan proposed for the upcoming fiscal year that starts in July. The House Ways and Means Committee balanced its budget proposal by reaching into reserve funds and cutting almost every state agency by 2.4 percent, blaming the economic slump. The budget will be considered by the full House on March 11. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B1,6
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Friday
February 22, 2008
Daniel recovering after freak accident (son for former BoV member Bart Daniel '77)

The story sounds unbelievable. The tires of a 6,000-pound Suburban rolling over the body of a 99-pound boy. And he lives to talk about the experience. Wilson Daniel knows he is fortunate to be alive. What no one knows is how this story didn't end in tragedy. "One in a million might be underestimating it ... it's greater than that. The odds are incalculable," were the words of Daniel's uncle and Charleston pediatrician Dr. Charles Kisabeth when asked about the odds of a person not suffering serious injuries or death in a similar situation. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page C1,7
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Friday
February 22, 2008
Spurrier-speak (letter to the editor - Citadel mentioned)

Back in the spring, Coach Steve Spurrier had some unkind remarks about the Confederate flag.  His remarks are understandable. He's trying to recruit football players for the USC Gamecocks. What I don't understand are his remarks about these players. In the Feb. 7 Post and Courier, Coach Spurrier said, "If the Lindsey boys pass and do what they're supposed to do, they got a chance" to regain their eligibility and play next season.What kind of quote is this? I can only imagine what would happen to Citadel Coach Kevin Higgins...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page A6
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Friday
February 22, 2008
Teams from the Palmetto State set the stage for a grand opening weekend (SoCon baseball)

... Today, the program head coach John Pawlowski has turned into a perennial NCAA Tournament candidate will christen its vastly renovated Patriots Point Field. Most of the seats in the charming little ballpark have chairbacks and many are under a roof, plus there is a new hospitality deck.  "The old saying is 'If they build it, they will come' and we certainly hope that's the case," said Pawlowski, whose Cougars are the favorite to win the Southern Conference title after missing the NCAA Tournament last year for the first time in four seasons. ...

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

Thursday
February 21, 2008
Author Conroy 'an Atlanta boy'

Conroy says Atlanta has always had a place in his life.  While speaking recently at Oglethorpe University, the author of "The Prince of Tides" and "The Lords of Discipline" called himself "an Atlanta boy."

  He reminisced about driving by the campus as a child with his Atlanta-born mother while she explained the school's Gothic architecture.  More than 20 years later, Conroy said he would pass by Oglethorpe each day as he drove from his home on Briarcliff Road to a farmhouse in Dunwoody. It was Conroy's refuge while he was writing "The Great Santini," later a film by the same name.  Conroy said his mother instilled in him the importance of a college education. After a driving tour of the city's in-town colleges, Conroy's mother told him, "You're going to one of these, son. No one in our family has graduated from college. College changes lives. Get it in your head now. You're going to college."  Conroy ended up at the Citadel in Charleston, S.C.

Published in: Atlanta Journal-Constitution - website

Thursday
February 21, 2008
Big voice

Morris DeRhon Robinson's nickname at The Citadel, where he was an offensive lineman and two-time All-American, was Massive. Now he is a rising opera star, and his voice is described in similar terms: "richly sonorous," "big, burly bass," "bottomless bass," etc. He graduated from The Citadel in 1991 and went on to train his singing voice, nurtured since a childhood spent with the Atlanta Boys Choir, with a full scholarship to Boston University's Opera Institute. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B2

Thursday
February 21, 2008
Eagles hammer Bulldogs

STATESBORO, Ga. — There was a total eclipse of the Bulldogs on Wednesday night at Hanner Field House.  At just about the same time the earth's shadow began to blot out the moon, the streaking Georgia Southern Eagles blotted out The Citadel basketball team. The issue was decided 10 minutes into the game, as the Southern Conference's second-best team scored on 13 of its first 15 possessions, seized a 23-point lead and cruised to a 98-68 victory over the Bulldogs before 2,495 fans. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page C1,3

Thursday
February 21, 2008
Energy Manager of Year (Citadel employee Paul Centrell - not web accessible)

Paul Cantrell, enerty manager at The Citadel, was named 2007 S.C. Energy Manager of the Year by the Association of South Carolina Energy Managers. ...A certified energy manager, Cantrell was lauded for helping the college reduce its peak demand energy consumption, saving $10,000 a year. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page ZB5

Thursday
February 21, 2008
Former Bulldog/current opera singer Robinson performs tonight at Citadel (not web accessible)

Morris Derhon Robinson, a former Citadel football player turned opera singer, will perform today at 6:30 p.m. in the Summerall Chapel at The Citadel.  The concert, which is free and open to the public, is part of Black History Month at the Military College of South Carolina.

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page C2

Thursday
February 21, 2008
Pentagon: Missile Scored Direct Hit on Satellite (xo on USS Lake Erie is '91 grad)

The interceptor missile was launched from the Navy cruiser USS Lake Erie off Hawaii at 10:30 p.m. EST. The USS Lake Erie is an Aegis guided-missile cruiser. Two other ships, USS Decatur and USS Russell, were also part of the task force.

From USS Lake Erie's website: http://www.lake-erie.navy.mil/index2.html  Commander Richard Martel graduated from The Citadel and was commissioned via the Reserve Officers Training Corps in June 1985. He is a Joint Specialty Officer and a graduate of the United States Army Command and General Staff College. ...

 

 

Published in: NPR - website

Thursday
February 21, 2008
SoCon contenders staggering to finish line

--Parity. Western Carolina's weekend in the Lowcountry is an example. The Catamounts lost to The Citadel, giving the Bulldogs their first SoCon win of the season, and then beat College of Charleston. Recent "upsets" have included Furman over Wofford, UNCG over App State, Elon over App State, Furman over UNCG, and WCU over Chattanooga.

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page C3

Thursday
February 21, 2008
The Citadel (6-19) at Georgia Southern (19-8)

GAME NOTES: Georgia Southern hopes to continue its winning ways at Hanner Fieldhouse, as the Eagles host The Citadel Bulldogs in a Southern Conference matchup tonight. Georgia Southern has rattled off five straight victories, including a 59-44 defeat of Elon last weekend. GSU has done it on both ends of the floor, as the Eagles are beating teams by more than 11 points a game over their torrid stretch. The win on Saturday put their home mark at 10-1 with only one more bout in Statesboro this season. ...

Published in: Sansascity.com - website

Wednesday
February 20, 2008
Big Three form the heart of Citadel's baseball team

As The Citadel made its late charge last season — winning 10 of its final 16 games and advancing to the title game of the Southern Conference baseball tournament for the second year in a row — Sonny Meade was hurting.  The Bulldogs' right fielder had a stress fracture in his forearm, a condition that made every at-bat a painful one. Yet the lanky kid from Stratford High School missed only one game and ended the season as The Citadel's leading hitter, batting .379. ...

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

Wednesday
February 20, 2008
Big Three form the heart of Citadel's baseball team

As The Citadel made its late charge last season — winning 10 of its final 16 games and advancing to the title game of the Southern Conference baseball tournament for the second year in a row — Sonny Meade was hurting.  The Bulldogs' right fielder had a stress fracture in his forearm, a condition that made every at-bat a painful one. Yet the lanky kid from Stratford High School missed only one game and ended the season as The Citadel's leading hitter, batting .379...

Published in: The Post and Courier - website

Wednesday
February 20, 2008
Black History Month events

BLACK HISTORY MONTH EVENTS AT THE CITADEL: Opera singer Morris Derhon Robinson, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Summerall Chapel. (803) 953-6779. 

Published in: The State - website

Wednesday
February 20, 2008
Citadel Commencement Speakers

Graduation is right around the corner for thousands of lowcountry college students. In preparation, The Citadel has already announced who will be their honored speakers at this year's commencement. ...

Broadcast on: WCSC Ch. 5, Charleston - website
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Wednesday
February 20, 2008
Cosmic coincidence spotted (feature on visiting professor of Physics)

The secret of the Universe is not 42, according to a new theory, but the unimaginably larger number 10122. Scott Funkhouser of the Military College of South Carolina (called The Citadel) in Charleston has shown how this number — which is bigger than the number of particles in the Universe — keeps popping up when several of the physical constants and parameters of the Universe are combined1. This ‘coincidence’, he says, is surely significant, hinting at some common principle at work behind the scenes. ...

Published in: Nature News - website

Wednesday
February 20, 2008
Graham to speak at Citadel graduation

U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham will deliver the commencement address to The Citadel's Corps of Cadets on May 3.  About 400 cadets and active-duty military personnel are expected to receive degrees with the Class of 2008. College of Charleston President George Benson will deliver the commencement address to the graduating class of The Citadel Graduate College on May 4. About 230 students are expected to receive graduate degrees. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B3

Wednesday
February 20, 2008
The Citadel (6-19) at Georgia Southern (19-8)

GAME NOTES: Georgia Southern hopes to continue its winning ways at Hanner Fieldhouse, as the Eagles host The Citadel Bulldogs in a Southern Conference matchup tonight. Georgia Southern has rattled off five straight victories, including a 59-44 defeat of Elon last weekend. GSU has done it on both ends of the floor, as the Eagles are beating teams by more than 11 points a game over their torrid stretch. ...

Published in: The Sun News - website

Tuesday
February 19, 2008
Aging Air Force wants big bucks fix

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Air Force officials are warning that unless their budget is increased dramatically, and soon, the military's high-flying branch won't dominate the skies as it has for decades. After more than six years of war in Afghanistan and Iraq, the Air Force's aging jet fighters, bombers, cargo aircraft and gunships are at the breaking point, they say, and expensive, ultramodern replacements are needed fast. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page A1,5
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Tuesday
February 19, 2008
Citadel's coach is cousin to famous Conroy
Published in: Charlotte Observer - website

Tuesday
February 19, 2008
Furman gets record number of applications

Furman University administrators announced that it had received a record number of applications for the fall 2008 freshman class and said acceptance letters will go out March 14. Furman has received 4,465 applications, an increase of 14 percent over last year, as well as a record number of 863 early decision applicants, administrators told trustees during the board's weekend meeting. ...

Published in: Greenville News - website
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Tuesday
February 19, 2008
Hard lessons on the hardwood
Published in: Charlotte Observer - website
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Tuesday
February 19, 2008
Luther Martin McBee ('37 - obit)

Mr. Luther Martin McBee, III, 92, formerly of Pine Forest Drive and husband of the late Dorothy Grogan Hagood McBee, died Sunday, February 17, 2008, at Greenville Memorial Hospital.  ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B5

Monday
February 18, 2008
Graduate Center funds unlikely, Limehouse says

The Lowcountry Graduate Center has been so successful meeting the demand for advanced degrees that it needs room to expand, director Skip Godow said. But according to Rep. Chip Limehouse, R-Charleston, the center likely won't get the $2 million it has requested so it can move to a larger space, at least not this year. Limehouse, chairman of the House Ways and Means budget subcommittee on higher and technical education, said he strongly supports the center's work. "It's a great program," he said, "one that's very important to the state's overall economic well-being." But it's a tough budget year, he said. "If agencies hold on to their existing budgets, I think they'll be fortunate." ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B3

Monday
February 18, 2008
Growing up (CGC grad - scroll down)

I know this is the second mention for Ameris Bank in recent weeks, but it warrants some ink.  Congratulations to Ameris' Charles Hudgens, who has been named city president for the lender's North Charleston and Summerville areas. He will be based at Ameris' downtown Charleston office until the Summerville branch opens in late March or early April. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page E7 - Business Review section

Monday
February 18, 2008
Universities' research program debated

While advocates say Education Lottery funds are being leveraged to bring top researchers into South Carolina, opponents argue that the state's endowed chairs program has become an untested theory that must be reined in. The House gave the program, formally called the Centers of Economic Excellence, a boost last week when members voted 107-0 to extend its life. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page A1,4
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Sunday
February 17, 2008
Mocs thwart Dogs' comeback

As Chattanooga basketball coach John Shulman protested a goal- tending call that brought The Citadel to within six points of his Mocs in the final seconds Saturday, a referee trotted over to hear him out.  "Relax, coach," the ref said. "You've got 12 seconds until it's over." Down by 17 points early in the second half, the Bulldogs made Shulman and the Mocs sweat out every second of a 78-71 victory over The Citadel before 1,003 fans at McAlister Field House. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page C3
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Saturday
February 16, 2008
Freshman Wells does it all for Dogs

After Cameron Wells missed the free throw that could have beaten Appalachian State, Citadel basketball coach Ed Conroy was worried about his freshman guard. The coach invited Wells to his hotel room the next day to make sure everything was all right.  "You never know how a player will react to a situation like that, especially a freshman," Conroy said. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page C3

Saturday
February 16, 2008
S.C. colleges can sound alarms in variety of ways

At least two South Carolina colleges this week announced improvements in how they alert students, faculty members and others to potential threats. The Citadel, in Charleston, has implemented BulldogAlert, an emergency phone and e-mail system, and has installed an outdoor warning siren. Claflin University, in Orangeburg, demonstrated its Terra Image USATM Emergency Management Operating System. The technology allows quick notification of emergency officials and potential victims. ...

Published in: The State - website

Friday
February 15, 2008
College students to patrol bar district (Citadel included)

College student volunteers in bright yellow windbreakers will take to the streets in downtown Charleston this weekend to help their peers avoid problems associated with alcohol and crime. The new Peer Assistance Leadership program is a collaboration between the College of Charleston and the Charleston Police Department. Students in teams of four will walk defined routes in two downtown areas between 10 p.m. and 3 a.m. tonight and Saturday night. The areas are home to bars where students frequently drink. ...

Citadel media relations coordinator Charlene Gunnells said some cadets participated in the training and will meet soon with administrators about allowing exceptions to school rules. Cadets are required to stay in uniform and abide by a curfew, so any exceptions to college rules would have to be approved, she said.

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B1,7

Thursday
February 14, 2008
3-point shooting first piece of puzzle for DogsFor the record

As he hit the recruiting trail to bring in 13 new players during the offseason, Citadel basketball coach Ed Conroy was determined that most of them would be able to do at least one thing well — shoot the ball.  "I've always thought the 3-point line was key, but especially at The Citadel," said Conroy. "It was one way we could even the playing field a bit. I didn't know if we could always have the depth up front of some other teams in our conference, but you have to present a matchup problem somewhere. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page C3

Thursday
February 14, 2008
Daniel Library Friends

The Citadel's Daniel Library Friends' spring book and lecture series features topics geared toward a variety of interests. The series, which was created in 1996, is responsible for bringing many noted authors and lecturers to the Military College of South Carolina and the Charleston area. All programs are free and open to the public. Refreshments are served and some events include book-signing opportunities. Lectures begin at 6:30 p.m. in Bond Hall Room 165, unless otherwise noted. For more information about the Daniel Library Friends, call 953-7691.  ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - website

Thursday
February 14, 2008
EDUCATION NOTES: College students honored

More than a half-dozen students from the area made the dean's list at the Citadel. John Stephen Roos and Travis Henry Ruff, both of Alpharetta, and Nelson Griggs Lalli, of Roswell, all had grade point averages of 3.2 or higher with no grade lower than a C during the fall 2007 semester.

Kristine Elizabeth Devine and Harrison Lanier Plunkett, of Alpharetta, got Gold Star awards and had GPAs of 3.7 or higher for the semester.

In addition to dean's list, Lalli placed on the Citadel's President's List, an award for academic and military duties.

Published in: Atlanta Journal-Constitution - website

Thursday
February 14, 2008
Ft. Johnson reunion

Fort Johnson High Class of 1978 is planning a 30-year reunion for Oct. 18 at the Citadel Alumni House.  Contact Dolly Droze at 883-9843 or dollydroze@bellsouth.net, or Greg Rollins at 406-1184 or grollins@tayloragency.com with information.

Published in: The Post and Courier - website
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Thursday
February 14, 2008
Mitchell to coach Redskins' backs

ASHBURN -- Lyvonia "Stump" Mitchell is coming to Washington. Earnest "EB" Byner is leaving Washington. Sherman Smith has a job offer from the Washington Redskins to consider. Redskins coach Jim Zorn said yesterday that Mitchell has accepted the job as assistant head coach/running backs with the Redskins. Mitchell spent the past nine years as the running backs coach for the Seattle Seahawks. ...Mitchell, a product of The Citadel, played nine years as a running back for the St. Louis/Phoenix Cardinals. He also served as the head coach at Morgan State, in Baltimore, from 1996-98. ...

Published in: Richmond Times Dispatch - website

Thursday
February 14, 2008
School of Business Leadership Forum

Decisionmaking, ethics in business and global concerns will be the featured topics during the spring School of Business Leadership Forum.  Created in 2002, the Leadership Forum focuses on leadership and ethics in the lives of businesses and organizations. Lectures are free to the public. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - website

Thursday
February 14, 2008
Spring is Blanchard's chance to take control

Citadel Football - Just three months ago, Bart Blanchard was a little-known backup quarterback who came off the bench to help The Citadel finish off its most successful football season since 1992. As spring practice begins today, Blanchard will have a chance to firmly establish himself as the Bulldogs' quarterback for the 2008 season, and perhaps beyond. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - website

Thursday
February 14, 2008
The Citadel plans outdoor siren test (not web accessible)

The citadel will test its outdoor emergency communications siren at 11 a.m. today. A siren will sound for about three minutes and the sound possibly will be heard beyond the campus in parts of the upper peninsula of Charleston and West Ashley. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B3

Wednesday
February 13, 2008
Authors group to induct Rigney

The S.C. Academy of Authors in conjunction with the The Citadel's Department of English, the Poetry Society of South Carolina and the S.C. Center for the Book will induct James Oliver Rigney Jr. into the Academy's Literary Hall of Fame.  Rigney is best known as renowned fantasy author Robert Jordan. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - website

Wednesday
February 13, 2008
Frank Gansz Jr. Joins Football Staff ('85)

Frank Gansz Jr., who spent the last two seasons on the staff of the Baltimore Ravens, has been hired to coach Bruin special teams, UCLA head football coach Rick Neuheisel announced today.  "Frank is an outstanding addition to our staff," said Neuheisel. "Any time you have the opportunity to hire someone who is considered among the best at what he does, you have to take advantage of it. Frank will be a tremendous asset to our special teams." ...

Published in: UCLA athletic dept website - website
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Wednesday
February 13, 2008
UF names Carter running backs coach

GAINESVILLE - Kenny Carter ('90), a 15-year veteran of college coaching and most recently the running backs coach and recruiting coordinator at Vanderbilt, has been hired as the new running backs coach at Florida. Carter's wife Bonnie confirmed the news Wednesday afternoon. "We're there," she said. "We're part of Gator Nation now."

Published in: Orlando Sentinel - website

Tuesday
February 12, 2008
'Not the same job it was three years ago'

... Maguire, a noted storyteller and college football analyst for ESPN, has gotten a lot of mileage out of that story over the years. True or not, it demonstrates the dilemma all Citadel football coaches have faced over the years — How do you recruit good players to a military school? Having just completed his third recruiting class at The Citadel, Bulldogs coach Kevin Higgins said locking up this group of 25 players — his "best" so far at The Citadel — was a vastly different process than with his first two classes. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page C1,5
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Tuesday
February 12, 2008
Dogs' skid reaches 12

ELON, N.C. — This year's Citadel basketball team has made more 3-point shots than any team in school history. But the Bulldogs could not make enough Monday night to earn their first Southern Conference victory of the season.  Elon sophomore T.J. Douglas hit two big 3-pointers down the stretch, and the Phoenix broke open a tight game to pull away for a 65-51 victory at Alumni Gym. ...

 

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page C1,3

Tuesday
February 12, 2008
Expand South Carolina police training with satellite facilities (CGC grad and former chief of police)

Charleston Police Chief Greg Mullen and other law enforcement leaders are correct to propose a regional police academy in the Lowcountry.  The South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy (SCCJA), located in Columbia, serves as a central training facility for the state. Despite the tremendous leadership of its director, Bill Neill, this training facility has struggled over the last 10 years to keep up with the obligation of training police officers to work in the cities and towns of South Carolina. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page A11

Tuesday
February 12, 2008
Recap: Elon vs. Citadel

Adam Constantine scored 13 points on 6-of-7 shooting from the floor to lead the Elon Phoenix to a 65-51 victory over The Citadel Bulldogs in Southern Conference action. T.J. Douglas and Brett James netted 11 points apiece for Elon (9-15, 7-9 SoCon), which got 10 points from Brian Waters. Austin Dahn tallied 14 points in the loss for The Citadel (5-18, 0-14), while teammate Cameron Wells contributed 13 points and 11 rebounds. ...

Published in: The State - website

Monday
February 11, 2008
Bulldogs fall short to App State in OT

BOONE, N.C. — The Citadel basketball team inched closer yet to its first Southern Conference victory of the season, this time pushing Appalachian State to overtime before falling 75-71 on Saturday. Bulldogs freshman Cameron Wells made one free throw to tie the game with three seconds left in regulation, but missed a second that might have clinched The Citadel's first win since last New Year's Eve. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page C4

Monday
February 11, 2008
Police chief search | 'There’s a lot of passion'

The five candidates for Columbia’s next police chief spent two hours Sunday night assuring the leaders of Columbia’s more than 90 neighborhood associations that they would put the community back in community policing. ...

Experience: General counsel and deputy chief of Professional Standards Division, Richland County Sheriff’s Department since 2005; served as chief inspector, Richland County Sheriff’s Department; Judge Advocate General Corps, U.S. Army Reserve; special city prosecutor and assistant solicitor, 5th Circuit Solicitor’s Office in Columbia

Education: Bachelor’s degree from The Citadel; juris doctor, USC School of Law; S.C. Criminal Justice Academy Organizations: S.C. Bar, Richland County Bar, South Carolina Law Enforcement Officers Association

Published in: The State - website
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Monday
February 11, 2008
South Carolina Academy of Authors to Induct World Renowned Fantasy Author, Robert Jordan

World renowned fantasy author and Charleston native James Oliver Rigney Jr, best known to the book world as Robert Jordan, will be inducted into the South Carolina Academy of Authors at 7 p.m. March 8 in a ceremony at Rigney's alma mater, The Citadel. Induction into the Academy is among the state's most prestigious literary honors. Previous members include James Dickey, Pat Conroy, Josephine Humphreys and John Jakes, among others. Rigney will be the 47th inductee. ...

Published in: Greenville News - website
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Monday
February 11, 2008
State agencies brace for bad news on spending

COLUMBIA — Health care for poor children and name-brand drugs for some sick people could wind up on the budget-cutting floor in the coming weeks if South Carolina lawmakers face forecasts that show tax collections aren't keeping up with spending demands. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B3

Sunday
February 10, 2008
James Stephen Melvin (CGC - obit)

James Stephen Melvin, Jr., 61, of North Charleston, died February 4, 2008. Born July 22, 1946 in Charleston, he was the son of Mr. James W. Melvin, Sr. and the late Mrs. Viola Lambright Melvin. James was a 1964 graduate of Bonds-Wilson High School. He attended Claflin College, where he received a Bachelors Degree in Biology in 1969. He obtained a Master of Science Degree in 1977 from The Military College of South Carolina and served as an Adult Education instructor at The Citadel for several years. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B4
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Saturday
February 9, 2008
2 C of C staffers get carbon removal theory published

One of the big questions about removing greenhouse gases from the air has to do with tiny wriggles — fine tree roots. A team led by two College of Charleston professors just might have come up with the answer.  The answer is important enough that the work by Allan Strand, biology associate professor, Seth Pritchard, biology assistant professor, and others was published in the journal Science in January. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B3
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Saturday
February 9, 2008
No excuses, sir!

A friend of mine who attended The Citadel related to me recently that one of the first things he learned was that there were only three answers to a question. Yes, sir! No, sir! No excuses, sir!   We were discussing the cultural mindset of entitlement and excuse that pervades our society, bemoaning the reality that we see far more people who refuse to take responsibility for their own lives than we had seen in our formative years. Indeed, we reminisced about what was expected and demanded of us even as young children in matters such as respect, hard work, obedience and honesty. ...

Published in: The Times and Democrat - website

Saturday
February 9, 2008
Single-gender classes catching on

Although there haven't been any comprehensive studies done to show the academic impact of single-gender education in South Carolina, principals at schools that are using it say the anecdotal evidence is overwhelming.  Lee Givins ('87), principal of Northwest Middle, which has one boys' and one girls' class in each grade, said he started his program last year for students who were struggling. Ninety percent of them passed every subject, he said.

Published in: Greenville News - website
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Friday
February 8, 2008
Legislators at odds on military, alcohol

COLUMBIA — Like many before her and many since, Sgt. Theresa Seng wondered why she was old enough to serve her country in Iraq as a 20-year-old Marine but not legally able to drink alcohol. Seng, now 26, said she supports a controversial bill by state Rep. Fletcher Smith to lower the drinking age for military personnel to 18. ...

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

Thursday
February 7, 2008
Anderson University adds emergency text alert system

ANDERSON -- Anderson College has installed a new AU Alert system that will send text messages and e-mails in the event of a campus emergency.  Alerts approved for the system include immediate weather threats as well as other possible campus emergencies requiring lock-down procedures or evacuations. ...

Published in: Greenville News - website
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Thursday
February 7, 2008
C of C school will get 3 Sisters Award

The College of Charleston School of Education, Health and Human Performance Building is being honored with the Committee to Save the City's Three Sisters Award for its distinguished architecture.

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page ZB3

Thursday
February 7, 2008
Citadel cheer clinic Feb. 16

The Citadel cheerleading Squad annual cheer clinic will be from 9 a.m. to noon Feb 16 at The Citadel.

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page ZB4

Thursday
February 7, 2008
Power Outage (LR's once dominant wrestling program has fallen on hard times recently)

...BUILDING FROM THE GROUND UP - The Diamond Hornets did not set out to establish a dynasty, said Rudolph Cooper('70),  who coached the team to championships in 1973, ’74 and ’75. Football coach and athletics director Mooney Player’s admiration for wrestling and his decision to start a wrestling program had little to do with performance, said Cooper, who is retired and lives in Lexington.

Published in: The State - website
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Thursday
February 7, 2008
S.C. State looks back at tragedy

Forty years ago, as the civil rights fight in the U.S. reached its height, a tragic episode at South Carolina State College in Orangeburg added fuel to the fire. In the 1968 Orangeburg Massacre, as it has come to be called, three students were shot dead and 28 were wounded by state police after a peaceful protest outside the segregated All-Star Bowling Lanes. The event will be re-enacted by students of what is now South Carolina State University at 3 p.m. today. ...

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Thursday
February 7, 2008
USC offers engineering scholarship to freshmen

USC engineering and computing freshmen who are South Carolina residents will be eligible for a new scholarship to cover the difference between tuition and the state-funded LIFE scholarship. ...

Published in: The State - website
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Thursday
February 7, 2008
Vote coming today from Clemson trustees on meal plan, housing increases

Clemson University trustees will vote this afternoon on proposals that would raise the cost of on campus housing and meals by an average of about 6 percent each this coming fall. The board’s Finance and facilities committee gave initial approval Wednesday to the proposed increases. ...

Published in: Greenville News - website
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Wednesday
February 6, 2008
Bush's proposed budget has local leaders worried

The $3.1 trillion budget proposed by President Bush may seem immense and far away, but the spending plan will directly affect countless local lives.

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Wednesday
February 6, 2008
C of C students build Habitat house

North Nassau Street may dead-end at the Ravenel bridge overpass that leads onto I-26, but a new beginning for Angie Nelson is being built there. Since Saturday , Habitat for Humanity crews have been lifting wood and hammering it into place. The volunteers are primarily College of Charleston students, staff, faculty and members from the community.

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Wednesday
February 6, 2008
Carolinas schools spend generously on recruitting athletes

A Charlotte Observer survey of 2006-07 fiscal year recruiting budgets revealed numbers well into six figures at Carolinas Football Bowl Subdivision (formerly Division I-A) public schools.

Published in: The State - online
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Wednesday
February 6, 2008
CSU to pay $3.91M to Parish clients

Charleston Southern University agreed Tuesday to pay $3.91 million to settle allegations that it shared some of the blame for the $90 million investment fraud orchestrated by its former star economist Al Parish.

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Wednesday
February 6, 2008
Obituary - Rev. William Fletcher Rogers, '34

Rev. Rogers, Class of 1934, was a retired pastor and missionary of the South Carolina United Methodist Conference. A graduate of The Citadel, he was the recipient of the prestigious John O. Wilson ring.

Published in: The State - Online

Wednesday
February 6, 2008
Orangeburg Massacre survivor to leave USC post

Orangeburg Massacre survivor Cleveland Sellers said he will retire as director of the University of South Carolina's African American Studies Program this June.

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Wednesday
February 6, 2008
Plan unveiled for new city gym

After selling the Arthur Christopher City Gymnasium in 2006, the city of Charleston planned to replace it with a new one the same size. Now residents may be getting a gym nearly twice as large. The sale of the old gym to The Citadel will provide $2.2 million to the project.

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page 7B

Wednesday
February 6, 2008
Ranking South Carolina's state college classes (complese list of recruits included)

6. The Citadel | Bulldog coach Kevin Higgins cast his nets afar in this year’s class, netting 19 (of 25 total) out-of-state recruits. Whether he can make them feel at home while marching, however, is always the key...

Published in: The State - website

Wednesday
February 6, 2008
Record number of applications at USC

More than 16,000 students have applied to study this fall at the University of South Carolina's main campus in Columbia, a record number expected to grow even larger in coming months, school officials said Tuesday.

Published in: The State - Online
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Wednesday
February 6, 2008
The Citadel Committments

Players signed to the Bulldogs - listing.

Published in: The Post and Courier

Wednesday
February 6, 2008
Tough job for Bulldogs' Simpson

Toby Simpson is a chipper kind of guy. But he has to be. Simpson is the tennis coach at The Citadel. If you think basketball coach Ed Conroy is having a difficult time staying positive amidst the Bulldogs' 10-game losing streak, consider Simpson's plight.

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page 4C

Wednesday
February 6, 2008
USC's Sellers to retire in June

Cleveland Sellers, a civil rights activist and the only person prosecuted in the wake of the 1968 Orangeburg Massacre, plans to retire as director of African American Studies at the University of South Carolina on June 30, USC announced.

Published in: The State - Online
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Wednesday
February 6, 2008
Winning record boosts Dogs' class

As they hit the recruiting trail this year, Citadel football coaches had something to brag about that no Bulldogs staff has had since 1997 — a winning record. The result, Citadel coach Kevin Higgins said on the eve of National Signing Day, is the best of the three recruiting classes he has brought in at the military school.

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page 7C

Tuesday
February 5, 2008
AP: Huckabee, Clinton win Tennessee

... Katie Mitchell, a 24-year-old who works at a graphic design business in Chattanooga, said she voted for McCain. She said she has liked him since hearing him speak at her brother's graduation from The Citadel in 2002. Mitchell added that her brother is now a Marine, and she can relate to McCain's military background. "I felt like his stance has always been pretty constant," Mitchell said. ...

Published in: USA TODAY - website

Tuesday
February 5, 2008
Black History Month events

BLACK HISTORY MONTH EVENTS AT THE CITADEL: Keynote address featuring Paul Robeson Jr., 6:30 tonight, Copeland Auditorium, Grimsley Hall; “Beyond the Playing Field — An Alumni Panel Discussion,” 6:30 p.m. Feb. 12, Copeland Auditorium; Opera singer Morris Derhon Robinson, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 21, Summerall Chapel. (803) 953-6779.

Published in: The State - website

Tuesday
February 5, 2008
Community colleges in spotlight

As elite universities debate Congress over how much of their multibillion- dollar endowments to spend, a new report argues that higher education's heavy lifters, community colleges, need more money and better results. The report, commissioned by the nonprofit College Board, aims to bring some of the spotlight back to the nation's 1,200 community colleges and their 11.6 million students. ...

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Tuesday
February 5, 2008
Cougars roll past Bulldogs

With two slumping basketball teams playing each other Monday night at John Kresse Arena, someone was bound to get some relief. The College of Charleston is relieved. The Cougars broke a four-game losing streak by beating The Citadel 63-48, extending the Bulldogs' losing streak to 10 games in the process. ...

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Tuesday
February 5, 2008
Executive item

Prinlting - Carla Etheredge, Mac Kuhl, Justin Dibiase, Weldon Pundt and Terry Davis have joined Sawgrass Technologies Inc.  Etheredge is technical support manager. She has more than 20 years of experience in printing and holds a bachelor's degree in graphic communications from Clemson University. Kuhl is an inside sales representative. He is a graduate of the University of South Carolina and an MBA student at The Citadel.

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page E14

Tuesday
February 5, 2008
State treasurer speaks to local business owners

Promising to bring integrity and hopefully stability to the office, South Carolina's newest state treasurer Converse Chellis last week addressed Greer business owners about multiple functions he fulfills in the post. ... After a personal inventory of values gained through religious upbringing, Boy Scout membership, football, attendance and graduation from the Citadel and longtime Rotary participation, Chellis said he added ethical consideration to his list of qualifications. "All these things landed on me… and I realized what integrity meant."

Published in: Spartanburg Herald - website

Tuesday
February 5, 2008
The Legislature Giveth, & The Legislature Can Take Away

South Carolina families had better get ready for state colleges to reach deeper into students' pockets to pay the cost of their education.  Lottery profits are sagging, and within the next year or two, the General Assembly may put a cap on how much taxpayer money they are willing to add to the pot to keep college scholarship eligibility and awards at today's levels. When the lawmakers reach their limit, there are just two ways to limit the cost: either reduce the number of people who can get the scholarships, or reduce the amount of the individual grants. ...

Published in: The State - website
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Tuesday
February 5, 2008
USC freshman class is biggest in history

The University of South Carolina enrolled about 300 of the 1,500 high-school graduates it offered spring admission last year, pushing first-year student enrollment to a record for the Columbia campus. “Some started at our system campuses; some started at other institutions,” Scott Verzyl, director of admissions, said of the students who weren’t discouraged by enrolling at the Columbia campus a semester later than they had planned. “A few did interesting things, such as one young lady who did a public-service trip during the fall.” ...

Published in: The State - website
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Monday
February 4, 2008
Cougs, Dogs streaking in wrong direction

As College of Charleston coach Bobby Cremins studies The Citadel's basketball team, he says one thing stands out. "They're getting better."

Published in: The Post and Courier - Sports - Page 3C

Sunday
February 3, 2008
Thanks from their hearts

... Hall and McCotter were together at the Citadel -- the Charleston military school. Both committed to four-year Army tours after they graduated in 2003. It was a decision they made before 9-11...

Published in: The Charlotte Observer - website

Saturday
February 2, 2008
Citadel history, one frame at a time

Citadel photographer Russ Pace sees the world differently than most people. It's the small things that catch his eye and his camera lens, like a puff of steam rising from a grate as students file by or a cadet standing ramrod straight in formation who cracks a little smile. For the past 21 years, Pace has been recording the pageantry, structure, personality and history of the state's military college. He photographs cadets' events, sports and shoots for the school's various publications.

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Saturday
February 2, 2008
Columbia man found dead in home with gas leak

A 20-year-old Columbia man was found dead in his home just off the University of South Carolina campus near Rosewood Drive, Columbia Police said today. John Boggs was found lying unconscious on a couch by his roommate around 6 p.m. Thursday, police said.  (Boggs attended The Citadel for 1 year before withdrawing in September '06)

Published in: The State - Online

Saturday
February 2, 2008
Obit - John E. Boggs '09

Mr. Boggs died Thursday, January 31, 2008. He was a 2005 graduate of Dreher High School where he played football and was a member of the wrestling team. He attended The Citadel and Midlands Tech.

Published in: The State - Online

Saturday
February 2, 2008
Russ Pace photo gallery

Russ Pace has been The Citadel's photographer for the past 21 years. In that time, he's has taken pictures of presidents, heads of state, scholars, diplomats, journalists and distinguished business and military leaders. He's also captured the everyday pageantry of the college, including 562 parades. Here are some samples of his work.

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page 1B
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