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The Citadel in the News: Archive

June 2008

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Monday
June 30, 2008
Commuter colleges go residential, gain enrollment

Georgia State and other former night schools across the country are transforming into more traditional college campuses to boost enrollment and gain prestige. And each is creating a thriving community that spills over into surrounding neighborhoods, drawing restaurants and retail into once empty streets.

Published in: The State - Online
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Monday
June 30, 2008
Here's to you, Mr. Robinson: Citadel AD retires

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Les Robinson, the retiring athletic director at the Citadel, has always loved bringing people together. So, it's no surprise one of Robinson's favorite moments of his long career in athletics came two years ago when he helped reconcile the school with its paralyzed former linebacker, Marc Buoniconti.  There were joyful tears as Buoniconti received his long-sought class ring and had his Citadel jersey retired. ...

Published in: SportingNews.com; Houma Courier - Houma,Louisiana - website

Monday
June 30, 2008
Prayers lift musician from nightmare of illness to new life

Bart Saylor (husband of psychology's Conway Saylor) has scribbled his story onto a bunch of brown paper bags. "My Life in Cartoons," he calls it.

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page 1E

Monday
June 30, 2008
USC raises tuition nearly 6%

The University of South Carolina became the latest school to boost tuition in the face of declining state aid and rising expenses. The university increased tuition nearly 6% for all undergraduates on Friday.

Published in: Charleston Regional Business Journal - Online

Sunday
June 29, 2008
BoV memeber is guest speaker (not web accessible)

Also on July 4, the Maury County Republican Party will host its annual Patriotic Rally at the courthouse steps in downtown Columbia 9-10 a.m. ... The keynote speaker will be Allison Dean Love, a Columbia native who serves on the Board of Visitors of the Citadel and as executive director of South Carolina Insurance News Service. ...



Published in: The Daily Herald - Columbia, TN - via email

Sunday
June 29, 2008
Obit: Col. Henry D'Arcy Smith, retired professor

Col. Henry D'Arcy Gerstell Smith (USAR), 92, a retired professor at The Citadel,passed away on Saturday, June 28, 2008.

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page 4B

Sunday
June 29, 2008
Uga VI - Georgia mascot - dies

Uga V's Whatchagot Loran, better known to the world as Uga VI, will be laid to rest Monday at 3 p.m. at Sanford Stadium. The University of Georgia's pure white English bulldog mascot passed away Friday night of heart failure. He was a month shy of his 10th birthday.  (General, The Citadel's mascot is the nephew of Uga V).

Published in: Atlanta Journal-Constitution - Online

Saturday
June 28, 2008
Tiger Toes, Chief Rusty and Quantico

Sporting notes compiled while counting the toes on Clemson's Tiger paw: 
--What are the odds that the College of Charleston and The Citadel would hire new athletic directors within a year and both came from the University of Maryland?
--Stan Hurteau, after 17 years as the executive director of The Citadel Brigadier Foundation, will retire Monday. 
--Former College of Charleston athletic director Jerry Baker has taken a temporary position with his former archrival, working with The Citadel Foundation on club seating and suites at the revitalized Johnson Hagood Stadium.

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page 1C

Friday
June 27, 2008
Benjamin Huffer receives $4,000 Matthew Webb Moore Memorial Scholarship

Hartsville High School senior Benjamin Huffer has been awarded the Matthew Webb Moore Memorial Scholarsliip. Ben plans to attend Clemson University in the fail. The award was presented by Matt's sister Jordan Moore.  ...Matt graduated from HHS in 1997 and The Citadel 2001. He was employed withSonoco Products Company in Chattanooga, Term. He is the son of Eddie and Susan Moore and brother of Jordan Moore. Matt lost his life in an automobile accident in Dec. 2003, at the age of 25. ...

Published in: The Messenger, Marion, SC - via Burrelles

Friday
June 27, 2008
Citadel on SportSouth twice in fall

The Citadel football team, ranked as high as No. 16 in preseason polls, will appear twice in games televised by SportSouth this season.

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page 3C

Friday
June 27, 2008
Furman names interim VP

Bill Berg, who has served Furman University for the past nine years as director of planning and institutional research, has been named interim vice president for enrollment at the university.

Published in: The State - Online
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Friday
June 27, 2008
Lacrosse spreading across S.C. like kudzu

teams compete under the S.C. Lacrosse League, a division of U.S. Lacrosse. With 18 boys teams and 17 girls teams among S.C. High School League member schools, a league-sponsored state championship is under consideration.......Furman and The Citadel fielded club teams in the 1970s.

Published in: The State - Online

Friday
June 27, 2008
USC trims list of president prospects to 7

USC trustees have narrowed their search for retiring President Andrew Sorensen’s successor to seven candidates, and interviewed three of them Thursday in a closed meeting at a USC dorm.

Published in: The State - Online
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Thursday
June 26, 2008
President Bush Appoints 2008-2009 Class of White House Fellows ('98 alum appionted)

The White House announced today the President's appointment of 14 White House Fellows, selected by the President's Commission on White House Fellowships, to participate in America's most prestigious fellowship program for leadership development and public service. ... David Rawlinson. Hometown: Rock Hill, South Carolina. David Rawlinson served as the class commencement speaker at his recent graduation from Harvard Business School where he earned his M.B.A. While attending Harvard, he served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Harbus, the historic Harvard Business School weekly. ...He received his B.A. in Political Science from the Citadel. ...

Published in: TheWhiteHouse.gov - Citadel's website

Wednesday
June 25, 2008
Gilliard defeats Middleton ('03) to win Democratic runoff

Charleston City Councilman Wendell Gilliard cruised past Iraq war veteran Clay Middleton by a 5-4 ratio Tuesday to win the Democratic runoff for the District 111 state House seat.  ...

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

Wednesday
June 25, 2008
Gilliard Wins Seat In State House

... Gilliard's opponent, Clay Middleton, fell short more than 260 votes. This is the first time the 26-year runs for public office.  "I feel real good to know that people out there are willing to give young leadership a chance and willing to listen to someone that's new," said Middleton, a Citadel Alum and Iraqi War veteran.  ...

Broadcast on: WCSC TV, Ch. 5, Charleston - website

Wednesday
June 25, 2008
Local ties influence Senate race

ROCK HILL — Creighton Coleman ('79) earned a narrow victory over Leah Moody on Tuesday in a Democratic state Senate runoff that showed the power of hometown loyalty. Moody racked up huge margins around Rock Hill, the place she grew up as the daughter of retiring state Rep. Bessie Moody-Lawrence. But it wasn't enough to offset Fairfield County, where Coleman's father, the late George Coleman Jr., was well known as a judge, prosecutor and legislator. ...

Published in: The State - website

Wednesday
June 25, 2008
WATCHDOG REPORT: Disabled group photographs parking obstacles (photo taken on campus)

The cutline from the photo reads., ' A disabled resident took this picture at The Citadel as part of the Photovoice project. She was driving the van (at left) and barely could manage to get her wheelchair ramp opened and maneuver out. "A few minutes later he came and moved his truck," Maria Saxon said. "I think he kind of got that visual understanding, like, 'Oh, maybe I'm not supposed to do that.'?" '

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page A1,7
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Wednesday
June 25, 2008
Winthrop trustees cap tuition, fee hikes for next year

Tuition has not been set for next school year at Winthrop University, but students and families now have a better idea of how much it will cost. The board of trustees Tuesday capped possible tuition and fee increases at 8.7 percent for off-campus students. The maximum for on-campus, in-state students will be 7.7 percent, and 8 percent for those not from S.C. ...

Published in: The State - website
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Tuesday
June 24, 2008
Citadel will test emergency siren

The Citadel will test its emergency communications sirens about noon Wednesday. The test is part of the college's BulldogAlert emergency notification system. The sirens will sound for about three minutes and could be heard throughout many areas of the upper peninsula and parts of West Ashley.

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B3

Tuesday
June 24, 2008
Citadel's Meade earns honor

Citadel junior baseball player Sonny Meade was named the co-hitter of the week in the Coastal Plain League after batting .526 in five games. Meade hit two doubles and two home runs for the Thomasville Hi-Toms, scoring seven runs and driving in two. He's batting .314 through 19 games with five doubles and three homers in the summer college league. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page C4
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Tuesday
June 24, 2008
Students upward bound (prospective cadet)

Estevan Llantada marches to a different beat. The La Puente teen has stumbled some along the way, but he's marched himself into the famous Citadel Military School in South Carolina. Llantada is pursuing his dream of becoming a Marine Corps officer. Like any good Marine, he's determined that nothing will stop him, even though the odds have been stacked badly against him. ...

Published in: San Gabriel Valley Tribune - West Covina,CA - website
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Tuesday
June 24, 2008
Summer science - State agencies give educators professional instruction (CGC interest story)

Throughout the month of June, elementary school teachers in Sumter School Districts 2 and 17 are participating in a Teacher's Environmental Workshop, organized through a partnership between the school districts and the Sumter Soil & Water Conservation District.  ... Throughout the multiweek course, teachers receive training in Project WILD, Project WET, Project Learning Tree (all environmentally geared education programs) and ETV StreamlineSC. Participants leave with new science books and classroom materials in hand, as well as three hours of graduate credit through The Citadel or points toward recertification. ...

Published in: The Sumter Item - website

Tuesday
June 24, 2008
Woodbury to leave Lake City Elementary School (CGC - photo is not connected to the article)

Florence School District Three Board of Trustees approved Superintendent Beth Wright’s recommendation to name Barbara Woodbury Senior Director of Curriculum and Instruction during their special meeting on June 19.
Woodury previously served as principal of Lake City Elementary school.  ...Woodbury completed certification in elementary school administration and supervision from The Citadel and is a certified TAP (Teacher Advancement Program) teacher evaluator. ...

Published in: Florence Morning News - website

Monday
June 23, 2008
Bulldog Baseball Players Stay Busy in Summerball

Charleston, S.C. – Thirteen members of The Citadel’s baseball team are keeping busy on the diamond this summer by honing their skills in summerball leagues across the country. Most of the cadet-student-athletes are spending their summer in the South, playing in either the Coastal Plain League or the Southern Collegiate Baseball League. ...

Published in: Citadel athletics department - Citadel website

Monday
June 23, 2008
Campus sirens to be tested Wednesday (media advisory sent out on Friday, 20 June)

A test of the campus sirens will take place at approximately noon on Wednesday, June 25, 2008. The test is part of the college’s BulldogAlert emergency notification system. The sirens will sound for approximately three minutes. No action is required from faculty, staff and students.  

Published in: Office of External Affairs - Citadel website

Monday
June 23, 2008
Executive Items (CGC grad - scroll down to retail section)

Retail -Mindy Fischbein Hawkins and Melanie Floyd have joined Niki Leigh LLC Spa Products & Parties as party coordinators and sales representatives for Gnatster gnat repellent. Hawkins previously taught science at North Charleston High School. She holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Georgia and a master's degree from The Citadel. Floyd holds a bachelor's degree from Clemson University and previously was a freelance public relations and sales specialist.

Published in: The Post and Courier - Business Review section, page E4

Monday
June 23, 2008
First female four-star U.S. Army general nominated

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- America's first female four-star general has been nominated, the Pentagon announced Monday. Lt. Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody was nominated to be America's first four-star female general. President Bush nominated Lt. Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody to serve as head of the Army's supply arm. By law women are excluded from combat jobs, the typical path to four-star rank in the military. ...

Published in: CNN - website
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Monday
June 23, 2008
Southern Conference announces top honors (posted at 9:52 a.m. today)

Furman, Davidson and The Citadel have received the Southern Conference's most prestigious academic and sportsmanship awards. ...Citadel was the recipient of the D.S. McAlister Award, presented annually to the conference school judged to have the highest degree of sportsmanship in the conduct of its athletics program. The sportsmanship award, inaugurated in 1980, is named in honor of Col. D.S. McAlister of Citadel. He served as Southern Conference secretary-treasurer for 38 years.

 

Published in: Burlington Times News - Burlington,NC - website

Monday
June 23, 2008
Spring Commandant's List announced

The Commandant's List for the spring 2008 semester has been announced. The following cadets have been made the most positive contributions to their platoon, company, battalion, or staff, the Corps and The Citadel during the spring 2008 semester and are named to the Commandant’s Distinguished Service List. ... 

Broadcast on: Citadel OEA (Office of External Affairs) - Citadel website

Monday
June 23, 2008
The Citadel plays stay busy with summerball

CHARLESTON -- Thirteen members of The Citadel's baseball team are keeping busy on the diamond this summer by honing their skills in summerball leagues across the country. Most of the cadet-student-athletes are spending their summer in the South, playing in either the Coastal Plain League or the Southern Collegiate Baseball League. ...

Published in: Greenville News - website

Sunday
June 22, 2008
Police crack down on parking lot parties

... Last year, police curtailed tailgating at Citadel football games. Since then, they have turned the annual downtown art walk into a staggered event — you can't carry your wine from one gallery to the next. And now, police say Dave Matthews fans won't be able to grill out or sit on their cars drinking beer in public parking lots before the band's July Fourth show at Riley Park. Charleston Police Chief Greg Mullen has talked to a lot of groups about this in recent months, explaining that it's all about risk management...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page A1,9

Saturday
June 21, 2008
Coastal Carolina raises tuition

CONWAY — The Coastal Carolina University board of trustees has approved a 13 percent tuition increase for the coming year.  ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B5
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Saturday
June 21, 2008
Guide can help plan for college

South Carolina students and parents can learn more about getting into college and how to pay for it with a new guide compiled by Clemson University's Alliance for Research on Higher Education. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B3
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Friday
June 20, 2008
Coastal Carolina raises tuition, fees

Coastal Carolina University trustees boosted tuition for South Carolina resident undergraduates for next year by $1,050 — to $8,650, a 14.9 percent increase. ...

Published in: The State - website
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Thursday
June 19, 2008
Preston joins Penn State coaching staff

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Franklin County native Lewis Preston has joined the men's basketball coaching staff at Big Ten Conference member Penn State. ... During the 1992-93 season, he scored in double figures in 23 of 27 games and tallied 20 or more points in seven games. Preston netted a career-best 37 points that year against The Citadel and that performance ranks as the fourth-best individual scoring game in VMI history. ...

Published in: The Franklin News Post, PA - website
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Thursday
June 19, 2008
Residents lock up after attacks

Harleston Village resident Bailey Peters said she and her female roommates shared one key to their place until last month when a man broke into her neighbor's house and tried to rape a young woman. They just left the front door unlocked. But things have changed, said Peters, 19, a Clemson University student. Now, Peters and her three College of Charleston roommates each have keys so they can secure the house, and the living room curtains that once stood open are drawn closed, she said. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page A1,9
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Thursday
June 19, 2008
Tuition climbs

Tuition will go up again this year at most of South Carolina’s public universities.


School 2008-09 Increase % change tuition  
USC $8,838 $492 +5.9 percent
S.C. State $7,806 $488 +6.7 percent
Francis Marion $7,632 $594 +8.44 percent
College of Charleston $8,400 $622 +8 percent
The Citadel $8,428 $693 +9 percent
NOTE: Clemson University has not set next year’s tuition.

Published in: The State - website

Thursday
June 19, 2008
William Reeves Jr. (obit - post-graduate education specialist degree from The Citadel)

REEVES, JR., William Longtime Dorchester County educator and school board member William M. "Bill" Reeves Jr. died Tuesday following heart surgery last week. He was 69. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B5

Wednesday
June 18, 2008
Putting on the Robinson Retirement Roast … Behind the Scenes

(EDITOR’S NOTE:  The following was written by Board of Visitors member Tom McQueeney ’74, who chaired the recent Jim ‘N Nick’s Retirement Roast for Les Robinson, held at McAlister Field House on June 12.  The entire Citadel Family thanks Col. McQueeney for his many contributions to his alma mater, and especially for chairing this function that raised money for the Les Robinson Scholarship through The Citadel Brigadier Foundation.)

Published in: Citadel athletics website - website
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Wednesday
June 18, 2008
Wofford women's soccer schedule announced

SPARTANBURG -- Wofford women's soccer team and head coach Amy Kiah announced the Terriers' 2008 schedule today. ...

Published in: Greenville News - website

Tuesday
June 17, 2008
Middleton ('02), Gilliard beg to differ on debate

The two Democratic hopefuls vying for the state House District 111 seat debated Monday about the lack of any debate before their June 24 primary runoff.  Iraq war veteran Clay Middleton accused Charleston City Councilman Wendell Gilliard of ducking a debate invitation from the NAACP and said voters deserve to hear more from both candidates. "In order to speak for the people, an effective member of the state Legislature must meet with the people, particularly when invited," he said. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B3
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Tuesday
June 17, 2008
The Carolinas (news from around the state)

Citadel increases tuition by 9 percent - Cadets attending The Citadel will pay 9 percent more in tuition this fall. The Post and Courier of Charleston reported Monday that the military college's board of visitors approved the tuition increase Saturday. The increase means South Carolina residents will pay $8,428 in the 2008-09 school year. Tuition was $7,735 in the 2007-08 year.Out-of-state students will pay $21,031, an increase from $19,291 in 2007-08.

Published in: The Sun News - website

Tuesday
June 17, 2008
Wrenn looks to the future

It has been a big month for Timberland baseball and football star Blake Wrenn. In addition to graduating from Timberland High School June 7, Wrenn joined 15 other baseball players from across South Carolina on the South 2A/3A team in this year’s All-Star baseball game this weekend. ...Wrenn’s path will now take him to The Citadel. ...

Published in: Berkeley Independent - website
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Monday
June 16, 2008
Citadel tuition to increase 9 percent

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- Cadets attending The Citadel will pay 9 percent more in tuition this fall.  The Post and Courier of Charleston reported Monday that the military college's board of visitors approved the tuition increase Saturday. ...

Broadcast on: WACH TV, Columbia - website

Monday
June 16, 2008
S.C. State won’t release audit

South Carolina State University will not release an internal audit that launched a state investigation into its use of public funds, according to Maurice Washington, chairman of the university’s board of trustees.  First Circuit Solicitor David Pascoe is investigating university spending after the S.C. Ethics Commission anonymously received an internal audit that S.C. State conducted in the spring of 2007.  ...

Published in: Charleston Regional Business Journal - website
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Monday
June 16, 2008
The Citadel boosts tuition by 9% (scroll down - 3rd bullet)

The Citadel joined the College of Charleston this month in raising tuition. The school’s board of visitors approved a 9% tuition increase this weekend, boosting the annual cost to attend the military school from $7,735 to $8,428 for in-state students; out-of-state cadets will pay $21,031, up from $19,291. The Citadel has about 2,000 cadets. ...

Published in: Charleston Regional Business Journal - website

Monday
June 16, 2008
The Citadel's tuition to increase 9 percent

Citadel cadets will pay 9 percent more in tuition this school year after the school's Board of Visitors approved the increase Saturday. Under the plan, tuition for in-state students will be $8,428, up from $7,735 in the 2007-08 school year. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B3

Monday
June 16, 2008
Undergraduate tuition, fess to increase an average of 8 percent

The Citadel Board of Visitors has approved an average 8 percent increase in the 2008-2009 comprehensive cost to parents and cadets. The comprehensive, or all-in costs, include tuition and fees, auxiliary fees for room, board, mandatory uniforms and infirmary use. ...

Published in: The Citadel - website

Sunday
June 15, 2008
Citadel women to be able to let their hair down

Say goodbye to the standard women's Citadel-do. The school's Board of Visitors Saturday unanimously approved a change that will allow women at the state's military college to grow their hair as long they like, provided it is securely fastened in a bun that doesn't drop below the bottom of their dress uniform collar. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B2

Sunday
June 15, 2008
Following in a father's footsteps

Larry Leckonby was named athletic director of The Citadel last week, something that would make his father very proud, even though he wasn't much for moving around. "The first time I called my father and told him I was moving from Boston University to Old Dominion, the phone was silent for a second," Leckonby recalled. "Then he said, 'Why would you want to do that?'

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page C1,10
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Sunday
June 15, 2008
Senator sees remedies for flawed system

Show me the money."  This familiar catchphrase from "Jerry Maguire," a popular sports movie, applies just as snugly to national political figures immersed in the perpetual campaign, the perpetual pursuit of campaign cash, often to the detriment of the job they were elected to do. But it is only one way in which money, ill-used, exerts a disruptive influence on governance, says former Sen. Ernest F. "Fritz" Hollings. ...

Book signing

Ernest F. "Fritz" Hollings will sign copies of "Making Government Work" during the Charleston launch of his book from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Old Exchange Building downtown. The event is open to the public. For more information, contact Shannon Ryan at 803-777-5136 or ryanl@gwm.sc.edu.

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page F1,9

Saturday
June 14, 2008
Candidates try for top USC job

COLUMBIA — A search committee looking for a new president for the University of South Carolina is interviewing candidates.  The committee plans closed-door meetings at an Atlanta hotel Friday and Saturday, and a third round of private interviews Tuesday in Columbia. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B6

Saturday
June 14, 2008
Citadel Eases Hair Length Rule For Female Cadets

Female cadets at The Citadel will be allowed to wear their hair longer next year, as long as it's pulled back in a bun.  Officials said the Charleston military school's Board of Visitors on Saturday approved the change in hair regulations. ...

Broadcast on: WBT News-Talk, 99.3 FM, Charlotte; WRAL.com, Raleigh, Durham, Fayetteville; - website

Saturday
June 14, 2008
Committee approves 9% tuition hike

Citadel cadets likely will pay 9 percent more for tuition next year after a Board of Visitors' committee Friday approved the increase. The full board will vote today on the committee's recommendation. Under the plan, tuition for in-state students next year will be $8,428. That's up from $7,735 this year. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B3

Saturday
June 14, 2008
Leckonby ready to dig in

As new Citadel athletic director Larry Leckonby posed for pictures at Johnson Hagood Stadium on Friday afternoon, scaffolding on the nearly completed renovation on the home side loomed behind him. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page C1,7
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Saturday
June 14, 2008
New Citadel Athletic Director Named

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Maryland athletic administrator Larry Leckonby has been named to lead athletics at The Citadel. ...

Broadcast on: WJBF-TV - Augusta,GA - website

Saturday
June 14, 2008
Recount needed in U.S. Senate contest

...For the Charleston House District 111 Democratic primary, Wendell Gilliard, a sitting Charleston City Councilman, will face Clay Middleton. ('02) ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B3

Saturday
June 14, 2008
Relief for state workers?

COLUMBIA — With gas prices averaging around $4 a gallon, some South Carolina governments are taking cues from a growing number of workplaces around the country by offering shorter work weeks. The South Carolina Department of Transportation rolled out a pilot program this week that offers four-day work weeks this summer in exchange for longer work days. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - website
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Saturday
June 14, 2008
Teas and spas (hair issue - letter to the editor - scroll down)

In the article on hair length at The Citadel, Provost Sam Hines stated that allowing female cadets to grow hair longer than now allowed would be "important in terms of our ability to recruit women into the corps of cadets." He also said the change could be appealing to potential women faculty members. Perhaps The Citadel should replace Friday parades with tea parties and Saturday inspections with spa treatments. Forget the old corps, it now has no corps.

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page A

Saturday
June 14, 2008
Women's hair length at The Citadel (Nancy Mace '99 - letter to the editor)

As a Citadel graduate, I am writing in response to Diane Knich's article titled "Citadel looks at hair length." While The Citadel did a truly admirable job when it came to co-education in the early years, change takes time. And while many aspects of cadet life have been equalized between men and women, hair length and — until more recently the ring — was not one of them. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page A10

Friday
June 13, 2008
Citadel's Caldwell to be honored

The Citadel's team physician Dr. Kenneth Caldwell will be inducted into the College Sports Information Directors of America Academic All-America Hall of Fame on June 30 in Tampa, Fla. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page C5

Friday
June 13, 2008
Leckonby a 'perfect fit' for Dogs

For five years at the University of Maryland, Joe Hull and Larry Leckonby worked side by side in the Terrapins' athletic department, their offices literally next door to each other's. "If I tapped on my wall, Larry heard it on the other side," Hull said Thursday. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page C1,5
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Friday
June 13, 2008
Maryland's Leckonby named Citadel AD

Larry Leckonby has no military background, but thinks he's got something in common with those that do, at his new job heading Citadel's sports. "This will be my ninth move," Leckonby says. ...

Published in: Star News online, Wilmington - website

Friday
June 13, 2008
So long, Les Robinson, you are the best

The Retirement Roast for Les Robinson on Thursday night at The Citadel was a testament to one man's amazing career and the hundreds of friendships he made along the way. As the only man to serve as head basketball coach and athletic director at three colleges — The Citadel, East Tennessee State and N.C. State — Robinson was honored and skewered by some of his biggest admirers in the world of collegiate athletics during a dinner at McAlister Field House. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page C1,4
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Friday
June 13, 2008
USC Law School names associate dean

The USC School of Law has named Susan Palmer its associate dean for student affairs. Palmer, associate dean for admissions at the University of Virginia School of Law, will begin by Aug. 1.

Published in: The State - website
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Thursday
June 12, 2008
Audit reveals phone misuse

South Carolina could save up to $800,000 a year by keeping better track of mobile phones and pagers given to state employees and using more efficient calling plans, according to an audit released Wednesday.

Published in: The State - Online
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Thursday
June 12, 2008
Choice for new Citadel athletic director set

The Citadel will name the University of Maryland's Larry Leckonby as its next athletic director Friday, a source at the military school confirmed Wednesday.

Published in: The Post and Courier - 1C

Thursday
June 12, 2008
Clemson receives $4 million for new endowed chairs

The S.C. Endowed Chairs Review Board recently awarded $4 million for two new chairs at Clemson University. The endowed chairs program, formally called the S.C. Centers of Economic Excellence, provides state funding to support the advancement and commercialization of research at Clemson, the University of South Carolina and the Medical University of South Carolina.

Published in: Charleston Regional Business Journal - Online
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Thursday
June 12, 2008
Five Selected for CoSIDA Academic All-America Hall Of Fame

Dr. Kenneth Caldwell (Class of 1979), a gridiron standout who served in the United States Army Reserve for eight years, including a tour of duty in Operation Desert Storm, and has been Citadel’s team physician since 1989 will be inducted into the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-America Hall of Fame® during ceremonies in Tampa, Fla. on Monday, June 30.

Published in: Citadel Press Release - CitadelSports.com

Thursday
June 12, 2008
Happening today: June 12, 2008

Calendar listings of tribute to Les Robinson, retiring AD.

Published in: The State - Online

Thursday
June 12, 2008
Obit: Col. Richardson Hiller Crook, '57

Colonel Richardson (Dick) Hiller Crook (Ret.) of Fredericksburg, Texas, died Monday, June 2nd, 200. He received his BS degree in Business from The Citadel in 1957. Upon graduation, he was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Air Force, he became a flight instructor.

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page 4B

Thursday
June 12, 2008
SCSU hires 10th president

South Carolina State University hired an animal nutritionist and deputy administrator at the U.S. Department of Agriculture to be its next president, the board of trustees announced Friday.  George Cooper on July 1 will become the university’s fifth leader in 20 years, replacing ousted President Andrew Hugine. He will be its 10th president since the institution’s inception in 1896. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Charleston Regional Business Journal
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Thursday
June 12, 2008
Stackhouse relaxes in Lowcountry

He walked into McAlister Field House like any other parent, looking anxiously around for his kids among the horde playing basketball at summer camp. The only difference is he's not exactly your average basketball parent — he's Jerry Stackhouse, the 6-6 all-pro guard for the Dallas Mavericks.

Published in: The Post and Courier - 1C

Thursday
June 12, 2008
State-issued cell phone review calls for savings

COLUMBIA — South Carolina could save up to $800,000 a year by keeping better track of mobile phones and pagers given to state employees and using more efficient calling plans, according to an audit released Wednesday.

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page 6B
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Thursday
June 12, 2008
Two receive Palmetto Medals

A standout on the football team and a man whose engineering legacy spans the nation recently were honored with The Citadel's Palmetto Medal. This year’s recipients are Cadet Capt. Duran Lavon Lawson, captain of the Bulldog football team, and Maj. Gen. Carroll N. LeTellier, a distinguished military graduate of The Citadel Class of 1949. Not web accessible.

Published in: The Post and Courier - Your Lowcountry - Page 10ZB

Wednesday
June 11, 2008
C of C raises tuition

Tuition for South Carolina students at the College of Charleston will jump 8 percent in the 2008-09 school year. This year, tuition for full-time, in-state students is $7,778. But the school's board of trustees voted Monday to increase it to $8,400 next year, according to a news release.

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page 2B

Wednesday
June 11, 2008
Gilliard, Middleton face runoff

Wendell Gilliard appears to have narrowly missed winning outright the downtown Charleston House District 111 Democratic primary. He's set up to face second-place finisher Clay Middleton (Class of 2003) in a runoff. Middleton finished with 38 percent.

Published in: The Post and Courier - 1B

Wednesday
June 11, 2008
Graham coasts in primary

.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham sailed to victory Tuesday in the statewide Republican primary. Democratic challengers Michael Cone (Class of 1991) and Bob Conley have split the votes, according to early returns.

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page 10A

Wednesday
June 11, 2008
High profile coachest to deliver testimonials

Several prominent NCAA coaches will diliver testimonials at the Jim N' Nick's Retirement Roast for Les Robinson on Thursday at McAlister Field House. Not currently web accessible.

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page 2C

Wednesday
June 11, 2008
Veeck leaves RiverDogs; Well, sort of

Mike Veeck loves the Lowcountry as much as any time since he arrived more than 10 years ago to run the Charleston RiverDogs. But the wacky funster who uses Riley Park as center stage for "Fun Is Good" marketing schemes that draw national attention is selling his ownership interest in the Class A South Atlantic League team --- Veeck is an adjunct professor in The Citadel Graduate College/HESS

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page 1C

Tuesday
June 10, 2008
CofC news release: Tuition going up next year

The College of Charleston Board of Trustees voted today to approve a tuition increase for the 2008-09 academic year. The increase will be 8 percent for undergraduate in-state residents and 9 percent for undergraduate out-of-state students.

Published in: www.cofc.edu - Online

Tuesday
June 10, 2008
Marine Week: ideal college summer vacation (Cit student mentioned)

... The intensity of the day did not slow down the midshipmen though, especially the Marine options.  Midshipmen Cory Moyer ('10), a student and Marine option from the Citadel, was motivated by the training and is looking forward to the rest of the week’s activities. ...

Published in: U.S. Marines - website

Tuesday
June 10, 2008
Missing USC computer has private info

The University of South Carolina has warned more than 7,000 people they may have personal information, including their Social Security numbers, on a missing desktop computer.

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page 6B
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Tuesday
June 10, 2008
Spring President's List cadets announced

The President’s List for the spring 2008 semester has been announced. The President’s List is the most distinguished awards list on which a cadet can be placed. It indicates excellence in academics and military duties. The list is a combination of the Dean’s List for academic achievement and the Commandant’s Distinguished List, which is composed of cadets who contribute the most to their companies and who have excellent military and academic records. ...

Published in: The Citadel - website

Tuesday
June 10, 2008
USC computer breach: Thousands warned after theft

USC has warned about 7,000 people that their personal information — including Social Security numbers — was on a desktop computer stolen from an office at the business school. It is the third time in two years the University of South Carolina has experienced a major breach of student and faculty privacy — due in part to its decades-old computer system.

Published in: The State - Online
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Monday
June 9, 2008
College football schedule

Sports: 2008 college football schedules

Published in: The State - Online

Monday
June 9, 2008
Executive Items - Education

David G. Allen has been named head of the Department of English at The Citadel.

Published in: The Post and Courier - Business Review - page 4E

Monday
June 9, 2008
Executive items - Law

Suzanne R. Campbell. '04,  has joined the Campbell Law Firm PA of Mount Pleasant as an associate practicing in finance and real estate.

Published in: The Post and Courier - Business Review - Page 4E

Monday
June 9, 2008
New SCSU president familiar with university

South Carolina State University hired a leader last week who can bring in money, said Maurice Washington, chairman of the college’s board of trustees and the presidential search committee. Lack of fundraising was one of the major criticisms trustees cited in their decision to fire former President Andrew Hugine.

Published in: Charleston Regional Business Journal - Online

Monday
June 9, 2008
The Citadel School of Education (accreditation announcement - scroll down)

The Unit Accreditation Board for the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education has granted The Citadel School of Education continuing accreditation, indicating that the school and its programs meet the standards set forth by the professional education community. 

Published in: Charleston Regional Business Journal - website

Sunday
June 8, 2008
One-on-One with Andy Solomon

Andy Solomon is associate athletic director/communications for The Citadel, which is only one of many hats he wears around town. The Charleston native is also a public relations consultant for the RiverDogs, an adjunct professor and a representative for NCAA baseball regionals, among other things. In between these gigs, he found time to sit down and go one-on-one with The Post and Courier’s Ken Burger.

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page 2C

Saturday
June 7, 2008
SC State trustees pick new president

South Carolina State University's Board of Trustees voted unanimously Friday to hire George Cooper as the school's next president.

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page 1A
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Friday
June 6, 2008
Brigadier Foundation search committee created

Citadel Brigadier Foundation President Tom O’Brien ’78 has announced that a committee has been formed to recommend a new executive director for the organization that raises funds for Citadel cadet-student-athletes.

Published in: Citadel Athletics - Online

Friday
June 6, 2008
Citadel looks at hair length

It's unlikely female cadets at The Citadel will ever be allowed loose, flowing locks. But women enrolled at the state's military college will be able to grow their hair as long as they like next year, provided it's securely fastened in a bun that doesn't drop below the bottom of their dress uniform collar. That's if the school's Board of Visitors approves the change at its June 14 meeting.

Published in: The Post and Courier - 1B

Friday
June 6, 2008
Citadel may relax hair length rules for female cadets

CHARLESTON, S.C. --Female cadets at The Citadel may get to wear their hair longer next year. As long as it's pulled back in a bun.

Published in: The State - Online

Friday
June 6, 2008
Citadel may relax hair length rules for female cadets

Female cadets at The Citadel may get to wear their hair longer next year. As long as it's pulled back in a bun.

Published in: Myrtle Beach Sun News - Online

Friday
June 6, 2008
Citadel may relax hair length rules for female cadets

Female cadets at The Citadel may get to wear their hair longer next year. As long as it's pulled back in a bun.

Published in: Spartanburg Herald Journal - Online

Friday
June 6, 2008
Citadel may relax hair length rules for female cadets

Female cadets at The Citadel may get to wear their hair longer next year. As long as it's pulled back in a bun.

Broadcast on: WACH-TV 57 Columbia, S.C. - Online

Friday
June 6, 2008
Relaxing haircut rules at The Citadel

Female cadets at The Citadel may get to wear their hair longer next year.

Broadcast on: Channel 2 - Charleston (WCBD-NBC) - Online

Friday
June 6, 2008
SC players drafted

Chris Swauger, LF The Citadel 26 (785) St. Louis Cardinals

Published in: The State - Online

Friday
June 6, 2008
SC State hires new president

A deputy administrator at the U.S. Department of Agriculture will become the fifth president in 20 years at South Carolina State University. He takes the helm during a tumultuous time, with the state investigating university spending and some alumni still smarting from the firing of former President Andrew Hugine.

Published in: Charleston Regional Business Journal - Online
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Thursday
June 5, 2008
Bo Moore named dean

Winfred “Bo” Moore has been named dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at The Citadel. (Schools Plus not web accessible).

Published in: The Post and Courier - Schools Plus - Page 7ZB

Thursday
June 5, 2008
For Smoak, the final step

The call came from a Major League Baseball official last week: Did Justin Smoak want to be in Orlando, Fla., today to participate in ESPN’s draft show and walk across the stage after likely being selected among the first 10 picks? ..mentions Citadel coach Freddy Jordan.

Published in: The State - Online
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Thursday
June 5, 2008
S.C. State seeks halt to 'funneling'

South Carolina State University's Board of Trustees wants state lawmakers to stop using the school to channel tax dollars to their favorite charities.

Published in: The Post and Courier - Pge 1B
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Thursday
June 5, 2008
The Citadel joins efforts to save the Morris Island Lighthouse

In an effort to help preserve one of the Lowcountry’s most visible landmarks, The Citadel and the grassroots organization Save the Light will collaborate to conduct long-term structural monitoring of the Morris Island Lighthouse.

Published in: Citadel News Release

Wednesday
June 4, 2008
Charleston School of Law names Abrams its dean

Charleston educator Andy Abrams, interim dean of the Charleston School of Law since January, has been named the school's new dean, the Board of Directors announced Tuesday.

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page 3B

Wednesday
June 4, 2008
Citadel debate a turning point in campaign

Until one night in Charleston, S.C., 10 months ago, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama were just shadowboxing, politely charting separate paths to the Democratic nomination. Clinton was the establishment choice, next in line, the clear favorite. Obama was the political upstart who dared challenge convention. Their worldviews finally clashed in a July 23 debate at the Citadel.

Published in: Boston Globe - Online

Wednesday
June 4, 2008
Clemson gets times for first three games

Clemson fans can start making plans for the Tigers' early-season football games....The Citadel game won't be on live TV, but have an Internet showing on ESPN 360

Published in: The State - Online

Wednesday
June 4, 2008
House votes to override 52 Sanford vetoes

House lawmakers overrode 52 of the 69 items Gov. Mark Sanford vetoed. The Senate still must override the veto for the funding to remain in the state's $7 billion budget.

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page 3B

Tuesday
June 3, 2008
Colleges honored in national recycling competition

Twelve South Carolina colleges and universities recycled more than 1.3 million pounds of material as part of RecycleMania, according to the state Department of Health and Environmental Control.

Published in: Greenville News - Online

Tuesday
June 3, 2008
Report on S.C. State funds gets 2nd look

First Circuit Solicitor David Pascoe says he's reviewing a report from the State Ethics Commission on the "misuse of public funds" at South Carolina State University, but he's not yet sure if or when he'll bring charges against anyone involved. Pascoe would not say specifically what was included in the report. He said, "I'm taking a second look (at the report). There could be something here." ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B1
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Monday
June 2, 2008
Lawmakers fund charities by schools

South Carolina lawmakers are giving thousands of dollars in taxpayer money to their favorite charities by funneling the cash through public universities, a newspaper reported Sunday. (AP bounce of a P&C story).

Published in: The State - Online

Monday
June 2, 2008
Obit: Cecil Rourk, Jr.

Cecil Rourk Jr., of Goose Creek died June 1, 2008. He attended St. Andrew's Parish High School, The Citadel, and Clemson College.

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page 4B

Monday
June 2, 2008
S.C. State elects new board chairman

Lumus Byrd Jr. has been elected chairman of the South Carolina State University Board of Trustees.

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page 3B
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Monday
June 2, 2008
S.C. State under investigation

Prosecutors have been asked to review whether public funds were misused at S.C. State University, Herb Hayden, the state Ethics Commission’s executive director, has confirmed.

Published in: The State - Online
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Monday
June 2, 2008
Vetoes put business school programs in 'jeopardy'

College of Charleston President George Benson said several business programs at the school are in “serious jeopardy” after Gov. Mark Sanford’s recent budget vetoes.  The governor vetoed from the proposed state budget $1.2 million from the Economic Partnership and Real Estate programs, $901,800 from the Effective Teaching and Learning program, $545,000 from the Hospitality and Tourism Management program and $350,000 from the Global Trade Initiative program. All are operated by the College of Charleston. ...

Published in: Charleston Regional Business Journal - website
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Sunday
June 1, 2008
Schools act as money funnels

South Carolina legislators are using some of the state's public universities as funnels, quietly channeling nearly $2 million in tax dollars to their favorite charities during the past three years, a Post and Courier investigation found....Legislators went through all of the schools except the College of Charleston and The Citadel to funnel tax dollars.

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page 1A

Sunday
June 1, 2008
State GOP chooses African-American to be on election panel

S.C. Republicans realized a historic marker Saturday, electing an African-American for the first time to the influential Republican National Committee.....Quotes David Rawlinson, Class of '98.

Published in: The State - Online

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