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The Citadel in the News: Archive

August 2008

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Sunday
August 31, 2008
Better late than never

The Citadel swept a doubleheader Saturday night. The Bulldogs clobbered Webber International and rust, not necessarily in that order. Fans got a 54-7 season-opening win and, what's more, a bulldog the size of an SUV. A rout was expected, considering The Citadel a year ago pummeled the Warriors, 76-0. The new, improved, renovated, overdue version of Johnson Hagood was a pleasant surprise, even factoring in the long wait.

Published in: The Post and Courier - Sports

Sunday
August 31, 2008
Bulldogs christen stadium makeover by grilling Webber

The "new" Johnson Hagood Stadium was ready for its debut Saturday night, and so was The Citadel's 2008 football team.

Published in: The Post and Courier - Sports

Sunday
August 31, 2008
Former DNC chair apologizes for hurricane gaffe

A former Democratic National Committee chairman apologized Sunday for suggesting that Hurricane Gustav's expected arrival as Republicans prepare to open their national convention is a sign God favors Democrats. Fowler is a visiting professor who holds The Citadel's West Chair in political science and government this year.

Published in: Raleigh News and Observer - Online

Sunday
August 31, 2008
Jordan shines in emergency start

Citadel freshman Asheton Jordan found out just a couple of hours before The Citadel's season opener Saturday night that he would get his first college start.

Published in: The Post and Courier - Sports

Sunday
August 31, 2008
Roberts lifts The Citadel past Webber 54-7

Andre Roberts caught two touchdown passes and added a 64-yard punt return for a score to lead The Citadel to a 54-7 victory over Webber International on Saturday.

Published in: ESPN - Online

Sunday
August 31, 2008
Targeted cuts best answer to state's budget shortfall

My dad always taught me that if you're going to offer "constructive criticism," try and say something nice up front — and in that vein I want to compliment the General Assembly for its work this year on a number of fronts. Unfortunately, I don't think the paragraph above will change the dynamics in the current disagreement with some legislative leaders on whether or not we should allow across-the-board budget cuts in our state government to stand.

Published in: The Post and Courier - Op-Ed
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Saturday
August 30, 2008
Bronze bulldog on guard at Citadel

It's a lot of dog, and that's no bull. The Citadel on Friday unveiled a new bulldog monument, a replica of Boo, the school's mascot. It stands outside the newly renovated Johnson Hagood Stadium on the corner of Hagood Avenue and Congress Street and protectively gazes toward The Citadel campus.

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page 1B

Saturday
August 30, 2008
For season opener, it's all about The Citadel

Webber International has 17 starters back from a team that went 3-6 last year. Running back Taylor Atwood ... Never mind. None of that really matters as The Citadel, a consensus preseason Top 25 FCS football team, opens its 2008 season today against an NAIA team from Babson Park, Fla., that it destroyed 76-0 last season.

Published in: The Post and Courier - Sports

Friday
August 29, 2008
Computer Science program receives accreditation

The Citadel’s bachelor’s degree program in Computer Science has been accredited without qualifications by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET Inc., the recognized accreditor of college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering and technology.

Published in: Citadel Press Release - Online

Friday
August 29, 2008
First Prediction of Year Is Hogs' Season Should Be Fun

Except for the shocking Citadel loss in 1992 under Jack Crowe, who was fired the next day, Arkansas has handed all its tests against Division IAA (or, now, Football Championship Subdivision) foes. The Citadel in 1992 was a pretty decent team, highly ranked in the I-AA poll and a contender to win that championship.

Published in: ArkansasSports360.com - Online
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Friday
August 29, 2008
Hanging with: Athens Christian's Joey Moon

Prospect athlete: What do you see yourself doing in a year?  A: Hopefully playing (basketball) at a Division I school. I've gotten offers from small schools, D-3, D-2. I've been looking at The Citadel. I visited there a few times. I really like the campus. I talked to the head basketball coach and I also talked to the football coach."

Published in: Athens (Ga) Herald Banner - Online
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Friday
August 29, 2008
OP-ED - Biden can bring S.C. into play

By JACK BASS - Guest Columnist-- Whatever his impact elsewhere, Democratic vice presidential candidate Joe Biden can make a difference in South Carolina, where tens of thousands of the state's residents watched or heard his moving tribute at Strom Thurmond's funeral five years ago. Jack Bass, is a Citadel Fellow in the History Department.

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page 11A

Friday
August 29, 2008
OP-ED - The man who eulogized Thurmond

By JACK BASS - Guest Columnist: Whatever his impact elsewhere, Democratic vice presidential candidate Joe Biden can make a difference in South Carolina, where tens of thousands of the state’s residents watched or heard his moving tribute at Strom Thurmond’s funeral five years ago.

Published in: The State - Online

Thursday
August 28, 2008
Biden has S.C. connection (written by member of the history faculty at The Citadel)

CHARLESTON—Whatever his impact elsewhere, Democratic vice presidential candidate Joe Biden can make a difference in South Carolina, where tens of thousands of the state's residents watched or heard his moving tribute at Strom Thurmond's funeral seven years ago. A writer for the Washington Post called it "Strom's last laugh - for what else could explain a Northeastern liberal's presence?"  Elected to the Senate at 29 and fired up by his commitment to civil rights, the Delaware senator combined affection, respect and humor in a powerful eulogy. Their offices opened next door to each other in the Senate's Russell Office Building. They became friends. ...

Published in: Times and Democrat, Orangeburg, SC via Burrelles Luce - website

Thursday
August 28, 2008
Children's coordinator helping library play role in community

Charlotte Johnston - CGC grad is charged with helping young people see the value of a library not just for its books...She earned a history degree from the College of Charleston and a master's in education and social science from The Citadel .

Published in: The Post and Courier

Thursday
August 28, 2008
Clemson gets $2.5 million grant from alumnus

Clemson University has received a $2.5 million grant from C. Tycho Howle, founder, chairman and CEO of nuBridges LLC, a data software company headquartered in Atlanta. The gift will help Clemson hire two endowed chairs to lead computing research.

Published in: Charleston Regional Business Journal - Online
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Thursday
August 28, 2008
Parents Weekend Schedule of Events

Parents from near and far will travel to Charleston and The Citadel Oct. 10-12 for Parents' Weekend 2008.

Published in: Citadel Web Release

Thursday
August 28, 2008
Prep school for dropouts is Army effort to fill ranks

U.S. Army, eager to fill its ranks amid wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, doesn't see high schoo dropouts. They are recruits who only need a GED before they're ready to begin basic training. And so, the Army formally opened its first prep school Wednesday.

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page 5B
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Thursday
August 28, 2008
Roots of Rock and Roll” coming to The Citadel

With wit and insightfulness, University of Georgia historian James C. Cobb will kick off the 2008 Fulghum Lecture Series on Thursday, Sept. 4 with a look at the Southern roots of rock and roll, tracing its development from the blues and country music.

Published in: Citadel Press Release

Thursday
August 28, 2008
The Citadel offers technology course for teachers

The Lowcountry Writing Project at The Citadel will offer a three-graduate-hour course called “Literacy in a Digital Age” for tri-county teachers at all grade levels and in all subject areas. The course will cover a wide array of digital literacy topics and their classroom applications. NOT WEB ACCESSIBLE

Published in: The Post and Courier - Your Lowcountry page 8ZB

Thursday
August 28, 2008
Vest 'adjusts' to new role

Jonathan Vest claims he was not troubled when Citadel coaches told him the name of his new position — "adjuster."But when people ask him what position he plays, Vest usually takes the easy way out.

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page 5C

Thursday
August 28, 2008
Warriors prepare for The Citadel

As the college football season gears up for its first weekend of action, Webber International University is preparing for a team it saw a year ago. The Warriors will leave Florida on Friday for a trip to South Carolina to play The Citadel in its newly remodeled Johnson Hagood Stadium.

Published in: Winter Haven, Fla., News Chief - online

Wednesday
August 27, 2008
Barr to speak here Sept. 30

Libertarian hopeful and former U.S. Rep. Bob Barr of Georgia will speak before the Charleston Rotary Club on Sept. 30. His talk there will not be open to the general public because of space limitations at The Citadel's Holliday Alumni Hall.

Published in: The Post and Courier - Online
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Wednesday
August 27, 2008
Culbertson Sworn In ('60)

On July 20, James B. Culbertson, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. A.B. Culbertson of Laurens, was sworn in as United States Ambassador to the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Winston Salem, N.C. Ambassador Culbertson is a graduate of Laurens High School, Class of 1956 and The Citadel, Class of 1960. Ambassador Culbertson and his wife, Germaine, left on July 30 for The Hague.

Published in: Laurens County Advertiser - website via Luce Burrelles

Wednesday
August 27, 2008
Ex-AD Nadzak ready for radio

Former Citadel athletic director Walt Nadzak prowled the sidelines at the Bulldogs' final preseason scrimmage last Saturday, depth chart in hand. Nadzak, 72, was preparing for his newest gig — analyst for The Citadel Sports Network's radio broadcasts of Bulldogs football this season.

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page 2B

Wednesday
August 27, 2008
High schoolers break college credit record

A record number of South Carolina high school students earned college credit by passing an Advanced Placement exam this year, according to results released Tuesday by the College Board. An all-time high 15,362 students scored well enough to earn college credit, which is a 3 percent increase from last year.

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page 6B
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Wednesday
August 27, 2008
Lander’s Ball against lowering drinking age

Some college presidents might support lowering the drinking age, but Lander University’s Dan Ball is not one of them....Also last week, Clemson, the College of Charleston and The Citadel said they were evaluating the matter through media relations officials, but none of those presidents have signed the document.

Published in: Greenwood Index-Journal - Online
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Wednesday
August 27, 2008
Obit- Col. Paul B. Horton, '35

 Col. Paul B. Horton, 96, of 540 Little Creek Drive, Leesville, SC, passed away peacefully August 26, 2008, in his home surrounded by love. Col. Horton was a 1935 graduate of The Citadel, with a B.S. in chemistry, and was a member of both the boxing and football teams.

Published in: The State - Online

Wednesday
August 27, 2008
Parents' Weekend 2008

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Parents from near and far will travel to Charleston and The Citadel Oct. 10-12 for Parents' Weekend 2008. “Parents’ Weekend is an exciting time for everyone in The Citadel family. There is something for everyone to do and we invite the Charleston community to join us for parades and football, or just come visit the campus for an afternoon," said Lt. Col. Robert Sberna, director of cadet activities. The Department of Cadet Activities is Parents' Weekend central and is located in Mark Clark Hall.

 

Published in: Citadel External Affairs - web site

Wednesday
August 27, 2008
State's SAT scores post slight gain

South Carolina's class of 2008 raised its average SAT scores by two points, while students nationwide were static in their achievement, according to results released Tuesday by the College Board.

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page 1B
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Wednesday
August 27, 2008
Tornado touches down in Clemson

A tornado spawned from the remnants of Tropical Storm Fay touched down Tuesday afternoon in Clemson, sending students scrambling for cover.

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page 3B
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Tuesday
August 26, 2008
'New' Johnson Hagood will be unveiled Saturday

Anticipation is running high as The Citadel prepares to unveil the final stage of the $42 million renovation of the stadium, where the Bulldogs played their first game in 1948. As many as 200 workers per day have been toiling at Johnson Hagood in recent weeks.

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page 1C

Tuesday
August 26, 2008
33 new members join The Citadel faculty

Thirty-three new members have joined the ranks of The Citadel’s faculty. The group includes adjuncts and ROTC instructors.

Published in: Citadel Press Release - news.citadel.edu

Monday
August 25, 2008
College Soccer (not web accessible)

The Citadel women fell to Gardner-Webb, 2-0, in their season opener at Washington Light Infantry Field.  Gardner-Webb's Paige Reagan was the first to take a goal through The Citadel's tight defense near the end of the first half.  Whitney Nave had five total saves for The Bulldogs.

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page C11

Monday
August 25, 2008
Happenings (book signing)

--Bernie Schein, educator and author of "If Holden Caulfield Were in My Classroom," will sign copies of his book following an address 6 p.m. Wednesday at The Citadel.

Published in: The Post and Courier - website

Monday
August 25, 2008
Meet the Bulldogs on Saturday Moved to Willson Field Complex

Charleston, S.C. – The Citadel’s “Meet the Bulldogs” Fan Fest and Scrimmage previewing the 2008 Bulldog football team has been moved to the turf practice field at the Maybanks Practice Facility at Willson Field on The Citadel campus due to the inclement weather in the Charleston area over the past 48 hours. The festivities begin at 1 p.m. with an autograph session and lunch provided by Piggly Wiggly. ...

Published in: Citadel Athletics dept - Citadel Athletics website

Monday
August 25, 2008
One-on-One with Darren Goldwater

Darren Goldwater, noted Joe Paterno apologist and former sidekick to Bobby Hartin on ESPN Radio 910-AM’s Fan Talk, will take over this football season as the new radio voice of The Citadel Bulldogs. A 2002 graduate of Penn State, Goldwater is a veteran of Citadel baseball and basketball broadcasts, and served as studio host for Bulldog football games. He took time out from his new duties to go One-on-One with The Post and Courier’s Jeff Hartsell...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page C4
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Sunday
August 24, 2008
Hiking and biking around Bavaria, Tyrol (economics professor included in article)

... My first longer journey was with a longtime friend, Dr. Donald Sparks, to Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. Sparks is an economics professor at The Citadel who for the past nine summers has taught in a summer program offered by Florida's Stetson University and run out of the University of Innsbruck. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - website
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Sunday
August 24, 2008
Injuries dog Citadel during camp

The Citadel football team ended training camp with a one-hour scrimmage Saturday afternoon, and not a day too soon. Receiver Alex Carr became the latest Bulldog to miss practice time with injury, sitting out Saturday's workout with a fractured bone in his left foot. The Citadel had a lengthier list of injuries than usual in the three weeks of fall camp that ended Saturday. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page C10

Sunday
August 24, 2008
Native Plant Lecture

Native Plant Lecture: 6:30 p.m. Sept. 16, Biology Auditorium, 101 Duckett Hall, The Citadel. Topic: "Community-supported agriculture at Thornhill Farm: How gardening can heal and unite the community," with Maria Baldwin, garden program coordinator. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page D4

Saturday
August 23, 2008
Citadel's Roberts an All-American

Citadel junior wide receiver Andre Roberts has been named to the second team of The Sports Network's preseason FCS All-America football team. Roberts, a 5-11, 175-pounder from Columbia, caught 78 passes for 1,060 yards and 10 touchdowns last season. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page C6

Saturday
August 23, 2008
Six things The Citadel must do in order to contend for the SoCon title 1

Here are six things The Citadel must do in order to contend for the SoCon title...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page C5

Saturday
August 23, 2008
Starring Role

Citadel football coach Kevin Higgins likes to joke that every time he goes to Rock Hill, somebody new takes credit for sending him quarterback Bart Blanchard. But the guy who started the whole fortunate chain of events is Rock Hill businessman Drenner Tinsley, who graduated from Winthrop University, of all places. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page C1,5
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Saturday
August 23, 2008
The Citadel starting offense and defense

Pos.  - Player  - Hometown  - Ht. -  Wt.  - Year...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page C5

Saturday
August 23, 2008
Weather wipes out Sertoma

Friday's high school football games in the Muhler Sertoma Classic were canceled because of the weather. The games will not be rescheduled. Sertoma Club officials said the field at Johnson Hagood Stadium could not handle another night of games. Thursday's games were played despite torrential rain associated with Tropical Storm Fay. There will be no ticket refunds, Sertoma spokesman John Panagiotou said. The proceeds from the event go to various charities and the high schools involved. Ticket stubs from Thursday night's games and unused tickets from Friday will be honored at The Citadel's season opener against Webber International next weekend. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page C1

Friday
August 22, 2008
3 private schools get best rankings

Best Universities — Master’s (South)

 

1. Rollins College (Fla.)

 

2. Elon University (N.C.)

 

3. Stetson University (Fla.)

 

4. James Madison University (Va.)

 

5. The Citadel (S.C.)

Published in: Kentucky.com - website

Friday
August 22, 2008
‘U.S. News’ Sees Drop in Participation

Only 46 percent of colleges returned the “reputational” survey, where presidents rate similar institutions. This peer survey is particularly controversial because it is viewed as unscientific and likely to reward colleges that had great reputations in the past. But it makes up 25 percent of the magazine’s formula — more than the statistics gathered on such factors as graduation rates, faculty resources and so forth. ...

Published in: Inside Higher Ed - website
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Friday
August 22, 2008
Bulldog Football to Hold First Weekly Press Conference

Charleston, S.C. – The Bulldogs will kick-off the 2008 season with a press conference on Monday, Aug. 25. Monday will mark the first of 12 weekly press conferences that will be held throughout the season.  The press conference will begin with a luncheon at 11:30 a.m., followed by remarks from Bulldog Head Coach Kevin Higgins at approximately 12 p.m. ...

Published in: Citadel Athletics - Citadel Athletics website
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Friday
August 22, 2008
Clemson advances to 22nd on list

Clemson University has climbed several rungs up the ladder of a well-known ranking system, which groups the school among some of the most highly regarded public universities in the country. ...

Published in: The State - website

Friday
August 22, 2008
College Football Notes (not web accessible)

SPARTANBURG - The Citadel is ranked No. 23 in the latest preseason college football poll, the FCS Coaches Preseason Poll announced Thursday.

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page C5

Friday
August 22, 2008
Fans Invited to Meet the Bulldogs

Charleston, S.C. – All Bulldog fans are invited to attend “Meet the Bulldogs” on Saturday, Aug. 23 at 1:30 p.m. at Sansom Field at Johnson Hagood Stadium. The event is free and open to the public. ...

Published in: Citadel Athletics - Citadel Athletic website
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Friday
August 22, 2008
Magazine ranks Clemson 22 in nation

Clemson University advanced five slots to number 22nd on the 2009 U.S.News & World Report college rankings of top national public universities released today. ...USC’s Moore School of Business ranked first among specialty undergraduate business programs, and The Citadel and Clemson made top engineering school lists.

Published in: Greenville News - website

Friday
August 22, 2008
Previewing The Citadel Women's Cross Country in 2008

Charleston, S.C. - With a pair of juniors leading the way and a trio of seniors not far behind, hopes are high for The Citadel’s 2008 women’s cross country team. Improvement from last year’s record finish in the Southern Conference Championships should be evident of the team can avoid any major injuries this season as this year’s team has no letterwinners lost. ..

Published in: Citadel Athletics - Citadel athletics website
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Friday
August 22, 2008
Roberts Named Second Team Preseason All-American

Charleston, S.C. – Bulldog wide receiver and 2007 All-American Andre Roberts was named to the preseason All-America team by The Sports Network released Friday afternoon. Roberts was listed as a preseason second-team selection, being the only Bulldog to make the lists. ...

Published in: Citadel Atheltics dept - Citadel Athletics website
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Friday
August 22, 2008
S.C. universities earn praise from magazine

In the southern region, Winthrop was on the list behind The Citadel, which ranked fifth, and the College of Charleston, which tied for ninth place with North Carolina's Appalachian State.

Published in: Rock Hill Herald (SC) - website

Friday
August 22, 2008
Sanford pushes for specific cuts

Governor urges lawmakers to reconvene to trim state budget...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B3
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Friday
August 22, 2008
Spanish Honor Society named Honor Chapter for 16th time

This summer, The Citadel's Tau Iota Chapter of Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society, was one of only 10 chapters nationwide to be selected as an Honor Chapter during the society’s annual Executive Committee Meeting in Milwaukee, Wis. The Tau Iota Chapter has earned this recognition for the 16th consecutive year.

Published in: Citadel Press Release

Friday
August 22, 2008
State GOP names 'Victory 2008' team (led by Citadel grad - not web accessible)

The South Carolina Republican Party announced its "Victory 2008" team, the group that hopes will lead the party to victory in Novemver. The team will be led by Shell Suber, a Citadel Graduate who directed U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham's recent COP primary win. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B3

Friday
August 22, 2008
The ACC at a glance - Clemson

• They'll beat … The Citadel, N.C. State, S.C. State, Maryland, Georgia Tech, Boston College, Florida State, Duke, Virginia and South Carolina.

Published in: Winston-Salem Journal and 1 other source - website

Thursday
August 21, 2008
Beach and Shag Festival

If spending a weekend dancing and partying the nights away sounds like your cup of tea, then don't miss the Third Annual Charleston Beach Music and Shag Festival happening this Thursday through Sunday.  The festival will spend its first two nights at J.B. Pivots Beach Club, 1662 Savannah Highway, where festival-goers will dance the night away to live DJs, Rhonda McDaniel, Angel Rissoff and The Nu Soul Stew and The Freshwater Band. Saturday and Sunday, the party will move to The Citadel Alumni House, 69 Hagood Ave., where beginning at 11 a.m...

Published in: The Post and Courier - website

Thursday
August 21, 2008
Cadet Oath Ceremony

Watch the Aug. 18, 2008 cadet oath ceremony that took place on Summerall Field. More than 700 freshmen were sworn in and officially began their military training. Click here.

Published in: Office of External Affairs - website

Thursday
August 21, 2008
Coastal Carolina football player charged with sexual assault

MYRTLE BEACH — A Coastal Carolina football player has been charged with forcing a woman to have sex with him against her will. The Sun News of Myrtle Beach reported Thursday that a police report provided by the school said freshman wide receiver William Chandler is charged with third-degree criminal sexual conduct. Coastal Carolina’s athletics director Warren Koegel said Chandler has been suspended from the university and football team on an interim basis. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - website
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Thursday
August 21, 2008
Experts agree: Bulldogs a Top 25 team

Four out of five preseason polls agree — The Citadel has a Top 25 football team this year.  The announcement this week of The Sports Network's poll of FCS teams, with the Bulldogs pegged at No. 23, makes The Citadel a consensus Top 25 pick entering the 2008 season. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page C5

Thursday
August 21, 2008
Football tailgating at CSU, Citadel fun for families (photo and football schedule included)

Are you ready for some football? Many dads (and some moms, too) can't wait for this year's college football season to start. They jaw with friends about parity and sleepers and coaching salaries. They throw the pigskin around with their kids, visions of football scholarships running through their heads. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page D1,5
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Thursday
August 21, 2008
Milestones (military news)

2nd LT. WILLIAM J. SELF has graduated from the U.S. Army Ranger School at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. An infantry officer, Self is assigned to the 1st Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division at Fort Stewart. The son of Keith and Sally Self of Columbia, he is a graduate of Ben Lippen School and The Citadel.

2nd LT. MICHAEL D. ADAMS JR. has graduated from the Air National Guard Academy of Military Science at McGhee Tyson Air National Guard Base, Knoxville, Tenn. An F-16 aircraft maintenance officer, he is assigned to the 169th Fighter Wing, McEntire Joint National Guard Base, East- over. The son of Linda Johnson of Cayce, Adams is a graduate of Lexington High School and The Citadel.

Published in: The State - website

Thursday
August 21, 2008
Mr. Layard L. Durham

APPLING, Ga. - Mr. Layard L. Durham, 79, of Appling, entered into rest August 16, 2008, at his residence. He was the beloved husband of the late Lillie Bell Faulkner Durham. ...He was retired from the U.S. Army after 22 years of service. Mr. Durham served during the Korean Conflict, during Vietnam and was a ROTC instructor at the Citadel and Vanderbilt University. ...

Published in: McDuffie Mirror (GA) - website
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Thursday
August 21, 2008
The Citadel remains top ranked by U.S.News for both quality and value

The Citadel continues to be among the top 10 colleges and universities in the South that offers value and a quality educational program to its students based on the 2009 U.S.News & World Report rankings that were released today.

In the 2009 rankings, The Citadel was named:

  • No. 2 best public institution in the South 
  • No. 5 among all colleges and universities, both public and private, in the South offering up to a master’s degree but few, if any, doctoral programs 
  • No. 7 best value among institutions in the South
Published in: Office of External Affairs - Citadel website

Thursday
August 21, 2008
USC president against change

The college campus idea of lowering the drinking age from 21 isn't gaining much support from South Carolina's most visible school. ...The Citadel said the school has just recently become aware of the Amethyst Initiative and is reviewing its proposal. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B2

Wednesday
August 20, 2008
Col. Fletcher B. Smith Jr. ('57 - obit)

Col. (Ret) Fletcher B. Smith, Jr., of Huntsville, died Aug. 11, 2008.  A military graveside service was held Aug. 17 at Maple Hill Cemetery with Dr. Sam Hopson officiating. Laughlin Service Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Col. Smith was born in Georgetown. He was the son of Fletcher B. and Hattie Cooper Smith Sr. He received his BS degree in Electrical Engineering at The Citadel, Charleston in 1957. Upon graduation, he entered the Army and served on active duty for ten years. He remained retired with the rank of Colonel. He moved to Destin, Fla. after retiring from the Army Missile Command in 1988. ...

Published in: The People Sentinel, Barnwell County, SC - website

Wednesday
August 20, 2008
Forbes ranks Claflin nation's top HBCU

According to Forbes magazine, Claflin University is the highest ranked historically black college and university in the entire nation.  “We are proud to be listed among America’s best colleges in Forbes’ inaugural rankings,” Claflin President Dr. Henry N. Tisdale said Tuesday. “This ranking further validates the fact that Claflin’s student-focused guiding principles are definitely steering our institution and her students toward greater academic excellence..."

Published in: Times and Democrat - website
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Wednesday
August 20, 2008
Helping Out (CGC student featured - scroll down to last article)

(Helping Out highlights some of the many charitable events and activities going on in the Charleston area.) A car accident on Memorial Day in Charleston left Isle of Palms resident Nancy Lloyd with head, neck and bone injuries. Lloyd, previously an active caregiver and volunteer in the community, is now learning to walk again. Morgan Creek Grill and friends of Lloyd’s are sponsoring BBQ for Bucks, a fundraiser to help pay hospital and physical therapy bills, plus basic living expenses until she is able to work again. Before the accident, Lloyd was an active caregiver and volunteer in the community. She is entering her final year of graduate school at The Citadel studying clinical counseling, which she decided to pursue after both her parents died within four years of each other. ...

 

Published in: Charleston Regional Business Journal - website

Wednesday
August 20, 2008
Judge Parrott to seek re–election ('71)

On December 14, 1987, Governor Joe Frank Harris appointed John Lee Parrott to the judgeship of the Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit.  Months later, the people of the circuit elected him to the judgeship, initiating a more than 20 year reign as Judge of Superior Courts, spanning from 1988 to 2004.  With the announcement of candidacy for re-election, Parrott is looking to add another four year term to his already extensive resume. ...

Published in: Morgan County Citizen, Ga. - website
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Wednesday
August 20, 2008
Knobs get advice from president, commandant

Just days into their military training, the Class of 2012 received words of wisdom and advice from The Citadel’s top two leaders. In separate addresses to the fourth class this week Commandant of Cadets Col. Greg Stone and President Lt. Gen. John W. Rosa shared their different educational and military backgrounds but echoed each other with encouraging words about the rigors of military training. ...

Published in: Office of External Afairs - Citadel website
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Wednesday
August 20, 2008
McCaskill plugs hole in D-line

Terrence Reese has taken some good-natured ribbing about the "sprained ankle" he suffered in football practice a couple of weeks ago. The injury (it is legit) has caused The Citadel's junior nose guard to miss the bulk of two-a-day practices in the sweltering August heat. "We've kidded him a little bit," senior defensive lineman Kevin McCaskill said after practice Tuesday. "But we know he's working hard to get back out here." All kidding aside, replacing Reese in the middle of the Bulldogs' new 3-4 defense is no laughing matter. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page C6

Wednesday
August 20, 2008
PARAGON Wealth Strategies Adds Financial Advisor ('95 alum)

JACKSONVILLE, FL— PARAGON Wealth Strategies, LLC, a boutique wealth management firm headquartered in Jacksonville, FL, announced today that Michael W. Carignan, formerly of Merrill Lynch, Price, Fenner, and Smith, has joined their firm. ...

Published in: PR Log - website

Wednesday
August 20, 2008
UP NEXT '09 Keenan High WR/CB Gregory Brown

In this segment of our “UP NEXT” series, we will feature another Midlands Area sleeper prospect in Keenan High’s, Gregory Brown. Brown will be back in uniform for his final season with the Raiders come this fall. Come inside with SCPrepNation.com to get a first look at the two-way standout from Columbia, SC. ... And with that being said, there are two particular programs that have really been making their voices known to the Columbia, SC native… “The Citadel and Duke,” Brown said. “Those two schools have been expressing the most interest in me as a prospect...

Published in: Scout.com - website
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Tuesday
August 19, 2008
Council considers $734,500 loan to building arts college

The American College of the Building Arts is facing financial trouble that 'if unaddressed, could mean the end of the college,' according to Charleston Mayor Joe Riley, so the city plans to loan the college $734,500 for operating costs. City Council will consider the loan this evening. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B1,6
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Tuesday
August 19, 2008
Mindset List of the Class of 2012

This month, almost 2 million first-year students will head off to college campuses around the country. Most of them will be about 18 years old, born in 1990 when headlines sounded oddly familiar to those of today: Rising fuel costs were causing airlines to cut staff and flight schedules; Big Three car companies were facing declining sales and profits; and a president named Bush was increasing the number of troops in the Middle East in the hopes of securing peace. However, the mindset of this new generation of college students is quite different from that of the faculty about to prepare them to become the leaders of tomorrow.  ...

Published in: Beloit College Mindset List - website
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Tuesday
August 19, 2008
Rites of Passage (photos - not web accessible)

The cutline reads,"Above: Citadel Cadet Sgt. Sam Matthews shows Citadel recruits Monday how to properly salute a superior as Cadet Sgt. Jarred Newton (left) looks on. Below: Cadets officers lead recruits to the capus store to pick up their uniforms. Right: Citatdel Cadet Recruit T.S. Bryant of Raleigh reads 'The Guyidon 2008-2009,' the bible of the freshman class."

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B3

Tuesday
August 19, 2008
School leaders stir drinking age debate

College presidents from about 100 of the nation’s best-known universities, including Duke, Dartmouth and Ohio State, are calling on lawmakers to consider lowering the drinking age from 21 to 18, saying current laws actually encourage dangerous binge drinking. A movement called the Amethyst Initiative began quietly recruiting presidents more than a year ago to provoke national debate about the drinking age. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - website
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Tuesday
August 19, 2008
Weather, or not? Sertoma makes storm plans

For now, the 38th annual Muhler Sertoma Classic will go on as planned. But Sertoma officials have a backup plan if Tropical Storm Fay hits the Charleston area. The Classic, which kicks off the high school football season for most Lowcountry teams, is scheduled for Thursday and Friday at The Citadel's Johnson Hagood Stadium. But the tropical storm is expected to reach the Lowcountry sometime Thursday afternoon. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page C1

Monday
August 18, 2008
Working professionals lend hand to local colleges

... “I’ll tell you, in the business department, we have respect for our adjunct faculty because they are working in the fields in which they are teaching,” said Ron Green, dean of the School of Business at The Citadel. “They also help us fill in gaps because we can’t afford all the full-time faculty we need, and secondly, there are a lot of specialty positions we can’t hire people to fill.” ...

 

Published in: Charleston Regional Business Journal - website

Sunday
August 17, 2008
717 Citadel freshmen sign up

Citadel freshman Chris Morgan is only 18, but he has an unusually clear view of the path he wants his life to take. Morgan, who is from Pickens and is one of more than 700 freshmen who moved into the barracks Saturday, eventually wants to be an astronaut. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B1,6
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Sunday
August 17, 2008
Training leaders (letter to the editor)

It was with much satisfaction that I read Diane Knich's Aug. 10 story titled "Learning to Lead," about The Citadel's leadership training program. This is exactly the kind of training I found seriously lacking during my time as a cadet. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page A8

Saturday
August 16, 2008
Bulldogs have what it takes to make a mascot

Wanted: Bulldog. Must be very strong, good-looking and friendly. Affection for kids and crowds required. Also, extraordinary stamina. That's what a classified ad for a good bulldog mascot might say, according to handlers who care for beloved bulldogs that serve as mascots at other universities. ...

Published in: Athens Banner Herald, Ga. - website
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Saturday
August 16, 2008
State revenue falls short of estimates

COLUMBIA — South Carolina collected $81 million less than expected in May and June, so a fund for retirees' future health benefits, some school districts and some government projects won't get expected money, the state comptroller general said Thursday. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B5
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Saturday
August 16, 2008
The Citadel emphasizes clock work

The Citadel football team returned to the Maybank Triplets practice facility for one morning practice on Friday for the 12th day of fall camp. There were no injuries reported. "We worked several different situations today," said Bulldogs head coach Kevin Higgins. "We introduced our 4-minute drill as well as emphasized the game clock and 40-second play clock," both of which are changes introduced by the NCAA this season. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page C4

Saturday
August 16, 2008
Universal Pictures buys 'Wheel of Time' rights

Let it spin. Variety reports that Universal Pictures has acquired film rights to Robert Jordan's bestselling "The Wheel of Time" series of 12 fantasy novels. Jordan was the pen name for the late Charleston author James O. Rigney. The seven-figure deal suggests multiple adaptations may be made, beginning with the first book in the cycle, "The Eye of the World." Rick Selvage and Larry Mondragon are on tap to produce for Red Eagle Entertainment, publisher of the graphic novel adaptations of Jordan's books. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page A2

Friday
August 15, 2008
Charles Ellis ('49 - obit)

HARTSVILLE — A graveside service for Charles W. Ellis, 83, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, August 16, 2008, at New Providence Baptist Church.

Published in: The State - website

Friday
August 15, 2008
Citadel reports progress in two-a-day (not web accessible)

The Citadel football team was back in action on Thursday at the Maybank Triplets practice field for its 11th day of fall campt.  After canceling their second practice on Wednesday, the Bulldogs hit the field for two two-hour practice sessions.

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page C4

Friday
August 15, 2008
Obama campaign hires SC staffers

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Sen. Barack Obama's presidential campaign has hired two staffers to coordinate the Democrat's South Carolina effort. The campaign said Thursday that Trav Robertson will oversee field, political and communications staff while Clay Middleton will serve as political director. ...

Published in: Fort Mills Times - website

Friday
August 15, 2008
Washburn gets another NFL shot

HOUSTON — Plagued by injuries on the offensive line, the Houston Texans have signed ex-Citadel standout Cliff Washburn to an NFL free agent contract.  Washburn, a veteran of stints with the scout teams of the Vikings, Cowboys, Bears and Broncos, is the second tackle to join the Texans in the past week. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page C4

Thursday
August 14, 2008
Budget deficit equal to tax cuts

COLUMBIA — The state's top budget forecaster would not say Wednesday that South Carolina's economic woes were self-inflicted, but John Rainey did call the mix of tax cuts and a slowdown a "perfect storm." A day after state agencies were ordered to make immediate 3 percent budget cuts, the Board of Economic Advisors reported that revenue collections were down by $222 million for the fiscal year that just ended. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page A1,9
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Thursday
August 14, 2008
Citadel, S.C. State take advantage of conditions

The Citadel football team worked out in inclement weather on Wednesday for the 10th day of fall camp at the Maybank Triplets Practice Facility.  It was the third two-a-day for the Bulldogs who had a morning and afternoon two-hour practice session. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page C4

Thursday
August 14, 2008
Higher education needs a 'new front door' for adults

Educating more adults, by which I mean people 21 or older who lack college degrees, has to be at the top of South Carolina's agenda for achieving competitiveness in today's knowledge economy. We have a strong and promising effort to improve our traditional K-12 to higher education "pipeline," notably the Personal Pathways effort in the schools and a very high college graduation rate. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page A11
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Thursday
August 14, 2008
Jack Garris Sr. ('63 - obit)

We mourn the loss of a wonderful husband, father, brother and friend. He was known by many as Smiling Jack for his beautiful smile. Others knew him as the Colonel. He was a graduate of the Citadel and received his MBA from Boston University.  ... Visitation is Thursday, August 14, 2008 at 7:00 9:00 p.m. at Cook Funeral Home of Lake View, S.C. Funeral Services will be Friday, August 15, 2008 at First Baptist Church of Lake View, S.C. at 3:00 p.m. The burial service will be held at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B4

Thursday
August 14, 2008
Major General James A. Grimsley,l Jr.: Two Wars and a Presidency (not web accessible)

(Interviewed by James Rembert)

Published in: Charleston Mercury - Page 12

Wednesday
August 13, 2008
Agencies told to cut 3% more

COLUMBIA — Colleton County schools Superintendent Charles Gale thought he finally had things in order after cutting 39 positions, but more bad news rained down Tuesday.  "The implications of this are terrible," Gale said in reaction to the state Budget and Control Board's 3-2 decision to order state agencies to cut budgets by 3 percent in response to economic troubles. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page A1,11
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Wednesday
August 13, 2008
C of C professor in Georgia during attacks

When Joyce Barrett lectures her College of Charleston students about taking chances in life and seeing the world, she speaks from experience as a veteran journalist and globe-trotting advocate for free speech.  She was in the Republic of Georgia last week when the country's long simmering dispute with neighboring Russia escalated into armed conflict. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page A3
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Wednesday
August 13, 2008
Couple gives $1M in aid to college

Two local doctors have made a $1 million donation to Eastern Michigan University, which is recovering from some bad press.  George Cogar and his wife, Darlene Shaw, gave the money to EMU for scholarships. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B3
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Wednesday
August 13, 2008
State ACT scores up 5th year in row

South Carolina students posted improvements on the ACT college entrance exam for the fifth consecutive year, but those gains weren't enough to beat the national average.  The composite score for the Palmetto State's 2008 high school graduates was 19.9 on a 36-point scale, which is a .3 improvement...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B1,6
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Wednesday
August 13, 2008
State budget cut $188 million

State agencies will have to trim an additional $188 million from their spending after a state budget panel ordered cuts because of foundering state revenues. The cuts likely will mean fewer school field trips, unfilled jobs, and tough decisions about what state agencies and schools can and can not afford. ...

Published in: The State - website
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Wednesday
August 13, 2008
Wave, Fort alum suite up for Bulldogs

Dorchester County fans of Citadel football can expect to see some familiar faces at Johnson Hagood Stadium this year.  This season, the Bulldog secondary will feature a former Green Wave standout as well as a former Patriot standout.  On the other side of the ball, another former Fort Dorchester player will vie for playing time as a Bulldog running back. ...

Published in: Summerville Journal Scene - Page B1
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Tuesday
August 12, 2008
Barbaric (Ask Elsa colum)

Q I was enjoying the article about the fine young men of The Citadel Sunday morning until I noticed a picture of a cadet listing one of his favorites quotes. I expected something noble or inspiring of true leadership, but it read, "In the absence of orders, go find something and kill it." I found this barbaric. I wondered why this photo with that quote would be chosen for a story about good leadership. Jeanne. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page A2

Tuesday
August 12, 2008
Dogs back to work after media day

The Citadel returned to the field twice on Monday after breaking for media day held Sunday at Johnson Hagood Stadium.  While getting in two solid sessions, one in the morning and one in the afternoon, head coach Kevin Higgins was not pleased with the level of concentration displayed by the Bulldogs in the second practice. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page C4

Tuesday
August 12, 2008
Loophole can mean big bucks

Want to knock 7 percent off this fall's college tuition bill? Using a South Carolina program intended to encourage long-term investing for college expenses, state residents can get a substantial tax break by parking their money in the state program for just a few days. "You could call this one of the last true tax loopholes," said DeAnna Moss, tax manager at the financial advisory firm Dixon Hughes, in Charleston. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page A1,7
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Monday
August 11, 2008
(Almost) everybody's All-American

Southern Conference football coaches couldn't seem to locate Andre Roberts — or his 78 catches and 10 touchdowns — when filling out their all-conference ballots last year. But it's a good bet those same coaches will know exactly where The Citadel's junior wide receiver is lined up in games this fall. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page C1,5
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Monday
August 11, 2008
Misplaced ads (letter to the editor by Biology professor)

Please tell me why I saw a local tattoo parlor advertisement at 7:25 a.m. on Cartoon Network on Aug. 4? This advertisement is not appropriate for children. It should have never been placed on a children-focused network, and I want Comcast Cable to explain. I'm sure other parents who saw this advertisement are just as outraged as I am. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page A8

Monday
August 11, 2008
Neck injury forces undefeated QB Carnell to call it quits

Ben Carnell occupies a rare place in Citadel football history — undefeated as a starting quarterback. "He'll probably go down as the only quarterback in the history of The Citadel who was undefeated as a starter," coach Kevin Higgins said. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page C7

Monday
August 11, 2008
Officers revisit foot beats (CGC '03 grad inverviewed - video included)

Sgt. Jason Emanuele parked his black-and-white cruiser at the City Market and hopped out for a stroll — leaving his four-wheeled "cage" behind. A walk through surrounding streets put the patrol supervisor face-to-face with carefree families, friendly restaurateurs and...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B1,6
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Monday
August 11, 2008
Show Stealer (photo - not web accessible)

The cutline reads, "The Citadel's English bulldog mascot, General, gets some up close attention from players and coaches during The Citadel's media day Sunday for the 2008 football team at Johnson Hagood Stadium.  General ccomes from a long line of famous bulldogs.  His grandfather was mascot UGA V for the University of Georgia Bulldogs. LFor more on Citadel football, see Page 1C."

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B3

Monday
August 11, 2008
State agencies pare spending

COLUMBIA — Some South Carolina government agencies have frozen hiring and made other spending cuts as officials try to save money because a weak economy has sapped state tax collections. The state Education Department has frozen hiring, cut travel and delayed buying new equipment, agency spokesman Jim Foster said Friday. The state Department of Public Safety halted some raises, froze hiring for non-critical jobs and is scrutinizing travel plans, said spokesman Sid Gaulden. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B5

Monday
August 11, 2008
State universities spending more; students feeling pain

College students and families, already squeezed by gas prices and a slow economy, face another round of tuition increases at South Carolina's schools, and some of them are asking if it's necessary. ... A Clemson study included in the university's tuition proposal to trustees cited an 8.6 percent across the board in-state tuition increase for eight peer institutions in the state: USC-Columbia, The Citadel, the College of Charleston and Francis Marion, South Carolina State, Lander, Coastal Carolina and Winthrop universities. ...

Published in: Greenville News - website

Monday
August 11, 2008
The Post and Courier's daily blogs from Leadership Seminar (video and photo gallery included in Sunday's story)

Diane Knich, higher education reporter with The Post and Courier in Charleston, was embedded in The Citadel's weeklong Leadership Seminar. For the first time a reporter stood alongside cadets at morning physical training and took part in the discussions about principled leadership development. ...

Published in: Office of External Affairs - Citadel website
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Monday
August 11, 2008
USC spends $171,676 to find president

The University of South Carolina spent $171,676 on the nationwide presidential search that resulted in the hiring of Harris Pastides. That figure is less than the $192,467 it cost to find Pastides’ predecessor, Andrew Sorensen. But it was significantly more than the $110,450 the university spent on the 1991 search that ended with the hiring of John Palms. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - website
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Sunday
August 10, 2008
A Soldier But Always a Teacher
Evander McIvor Law was a man of many talents. He was a military man. He was a newspaperman. He was the quintessential Southern gentleman. But probably first and foremost in his mind, he was an educator. His lifelong efforts across the South culminated in a college in Bartow that ultimately became part of today's University of Florida. Born Aug. 7, 1836, in Darlington, S.C., Law was the son of a lawyer and legislator, B.F. Johnson wrote in "Makers of America." He left home at 18 to enroll in The Citadel, Charleston's famed military college. ...
Published in: The Ledger - Lakeland,FL - website

Sunday
August 10, 2008
A Soldier But Always a Teacher

Evander McIvor Law (Class of 1856 and the namesake for Law Barracks) was a man of many talents. He was a military man. He was a newspaperman. He was the quintessential Southern gentleman.

Published in: Lakeland Fla., Ledger - Online

Sunday
August 10, 2008
Colleges peddle bikes to car-loving students

Emory University is hoping to make bikes the must-have back-to-school accessory this fall. The school is selling discounted bicycles to students and faculty, adding bike lanes to campus roads and stocking bikes that can be borrowed for free. The university is pushing its $250,000 "Bike Emory" initiative, launched a year ago, in hopes of convincing students and faculty that the eco-friendly bikes are a better alternative to their four-wheeled, gas-guzzling counterparts. ...

Published in: Atlanta Journal-Constitution - website; P&C Aug 11, page B5
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Sunday
August 10, 2008
Learning to lead (final piece)

The Citadel's top 100 cadets rose before sunrise every day this past week, threw on their physical training uniforms, laced up their sneakers and ran toward the stadium lights on Wilson Field. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page A1,8
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Saturday
August 9, 2008
Goldwater is new voice of Bulldogs

Darren Goldwater, The Citadel's baseball announcer on radio broadcasts for the last five years, is taking over as the "Voice of the Bulldogs" for football. Goldwater will replace Robby Robinson, who is going to work for Virginia Commonwealth University as an associate athletic director, The Citadel and Kirkman Broadcasting announced Friday. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page C6
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Saturday
August 9, 2008
Life of 77-year-old Williams filled with golf ('54)
RUTHERFORDTON, N.C. - Wofford “Bubba” Williams stood on a practice green and watched as another golfer walked over. A challenge had been made and Williams was more than happy to accept the offer.  “We got ‘em,” he told his partner for the day. Golf for Williams, 77, is challenge that never ends. He plays four or more times a week, usually finding friends to have a match against. He works at Meadowbrook Golf Club in Rutherfordton, N.C., and plays there and in Spartanburg quite often. “It’s my life right now,” he said. “I wish everybody had my life.”
Published in: Spartanburg Herald - website
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Friday
August 8, 2008
Dogs shuffle defensive line

With junior defensive tackle Terrence Reese out for at least a week with a sprained ankle, The Citadel football shuffled its defensive line in practice Thursday morning. Senior Kevin McCaskill, who had been playing end in the Bulldogs' new 3-4 look, moved inside to nose guard with the first team in place of Reese, who hurt his ankle Wednesday. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page C6

Friday
August 8, 2008
Jon Joseph Pokryfka (son of retired Business Admin professor Richard "Rick" Pokryfka)

Jon Joseph Pokryfka, of Charleston, SC, passed away on July 30, 2008 in Corvallis, Montana. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Memorial Service on Saturday, August 9, 2008 at the Chapel in the Ministry Center of St. James Episcopal Church, 1872 Camp Road, James Island, at eleven o'clock am. Burial will be private.

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B4
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Friday
August 8, 2008
Learning to lead at The Citadel (week long series)

About 100 of The Citadel’s top cadets arrived on campus Sunday to learn how to push new freshmen through the first year’s grueling military training and motivate the Corps of Cadets throughout the year. Post and Courier reporter Diane Knich reports from campus all this week. Read Thursday's (this week's) dispatch here.

Published in: The Post and Courier - website
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Thursday
August 7, 2008
Bernard J. Pinda Murrell (retired WLI member)

Bernard J. Pinda Murrell entered into eternal rest on the morning of August 5, 2008, in Carolina Hospital System. He resided in Elmcroft Assisted Living, in Florence, SC and was formerly of Charleston, SC. The relatives and friends are invited to attend his funeral service, Thursday, August 7, 2008 at eleven o'clock...

Published in: The Post and Courier - website
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Thursday
August 7, 2008
Day 4: Thursday, Aug. 7 - Learning to Lead at The Citadel (video included)

Cadet leaders learn to administer the physical fitness test for other cadets. Students on the Human Affairs Team, discuss typical problems students might have and how best to handle them. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - website
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Thursday
August 7, 2008
Judith Peterson. New prinicpal: Academic Magnet High (CGC grad)

FAMILY: 3 children (2 sons, 1 daughter) and four grandchildren. All three children graduated from Middleton High School.  experience: Taught English II and Latin at Middleton High School; supervisor of the gifted and talented program; assistant principal at Moultrie Middle School; principal at C.E. Williams Middle. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - website
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Wednesday
August 6, 2008
Citadel names new operations director

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- Citadel coach Ed Conroy has a new director of basketball operations. Conroy said Wednesday that Todd Stephens would join the Bulldogs staff. Conroy says Stephens has strong organizational skills and a desire to get things accomplished. ...

Broadcast on: WACH - Columbia,SC - website; The State

Wednesday
August 6, 2008
Day 2: Tuesday, Aug. 5 - Learning to Lead at The Citadel (video included)

Citadel cadet Andrew Rolander draws a line in the dirt with the edge of his boot. Then he places his foot parallel to the line with his boot touching it. To lead other cadets well through the physical and military parts of the school's program, "you have to come this close" to the school's definition of hazing, he says. But you can't step over it. It's like "tiptoeing on a razor-fine line," Rolander says. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - website
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Wednesday
August 6, 2008
Day 3: Wednesday, Aug. 6 - Learning to Lead at The Citadel

Citadel cadet Clinton Handelson hasn't yet begun his junior-year classes, but he's thinking about how he'll motivate the other cadets in his battalion in late October, when people are tired and morale is low. He felt an immediate bond upon entering The Citadel, he says. And in his first year, he looked at cadet leaders and asked himself, "Do I want to be like that and do I want to look like that?" ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - website
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Wednesday
August 6, 2008
SoCon will get to know Samford

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Welcome to Samford University, the best little school you never heard of. Until now.  Nestled in a green valley in the Homewood section just south of town, this small college with an enrollment of 4,500 is the newest member of the Southern Conference and appears on The Citadel's football schedule Oct. 25. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - website

Tuesday
August 5, 2008
Day 1: Monday, Aug. 4- Learning to Lead at The Citadel

Long before sunrise, about 100 of the Citadel's top cadets put on their physical training uniforms and reflective belts, laced up their sneakers and marched briskly toward the stadium lights on Wilson Field. They cut short their summer vacations to begin a week-long leadership training. This is the group of upperclassmen who will help push freshmen, known as "knobs" for their extremely short haircuts that leave them nearly bald, through grueling military training. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - website
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Monday
August 4, 2008
Coming Up - Cadet Training (not web accessible)

Today - About 100 of The Citadel's top cadets being a week-long leadership training. They'll learn how to push freshmen through the first year's grueling militry training and motivate the Corps of Cadets throughout the year. Post and Courier reporter Diane Knich will report daily from the campus on Charleston.net.

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B1

Monday
August 4, 2008
Executive Items

Lt. Col. (retired) Robert Sberna, William A. Fletcher Jr. , Bob Shipman, William Ragland and Rodger Hilliard have been promoted at The Citadel. ...

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

Monday
August 4, 2008
Filling Cooper's running back shoes big task for the Bulldogs

The Citadel takes the field today for the first day of fall practice with both optimism and questions aplenty. An upward arc in football coach Kevin Higgins' first three seasons, including a 7-4 mark last year — the Bulldogs' best since 1992 — has caught the attention of both fans and prognosticators, some of whom have The Citadel ranked as high as No. 16 in the nation in the FCS. ...

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

Monday
August 4, 2008
Leaning light spared from pounding surf

FOLLY BEACH — In 2001, the Morris Island Lighthouse was leaning about 0.7 degrees to the east-northeast. The most recent measurements show that lean has grown to 1.3 degrees. ... But its future now looks bright. The Citadel has agreed to continue monitoring the lighthouse with the equipment that WPC donated, and Hitchcock says its readings soon could be posted on the Web. "The equipment is sending out a signal every day," he says. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B1,7
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Monday
August 4, 2008
Who's the state's highest-paid?

Unlike most state workers, football coaches, college presidents, physicians and medical researchers often have complex compensation arrangements involving honorariums, money from foundations, nonprofits and other sources. For example, The Citadel's president, Lt. Gen. John Rosa, makes $140,000 from the state and gets an additional $185,000 from The Citadel Trust and The Citadel Foundation.  Across town, College of Charleston president George Benson gets $166,202 from the state and an additional $200,000 from the College of Charleston Foundation. ...

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

Sunday
August 3, 2008
C of C uses Facebook to reach new students

Learning about your new college used to mean making phone calls and sending e-mails. But new College of Charleston students are simply going to the school's new fan page on the social networking Web site Facebook to get information on anything from the best professors to the best dorms.  The college launched the online communication effort this past March, Melissa Whetzel, the college's news manager, said. "It's so important to communicate with our audience, which is Generation Y, in the way they communicate," she said. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B1,6
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Sunday
August 3, 2008
Welcome home, Ellis Johnson

COLUMBIA—Ellis Johnson has been around the football block a few times, but this stop could be his last, and most challenging. A native of Winnsboro, Johnson's coaching resume is long and widespread. Not only has he coached defenses at big schools like Alabama and Mississippi State, he did a stint in Charleston (2001-2003) as head coach at The Citadel, his alma mater. ..."At the same time, I need to be careful not to put too much pressure on myself. The hardest thing for me is coming back home. I had the same thing at The Citadel. You want it to work so bad that sometimes you have to let off a little bit and do your job and let it take care of itself. ...

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

Saturday
August 2, 2008
COMING MONDAY...(not web accessible)

Post and Courier reporter Diane Knich will report all next week about the top Citadel cadetrs headed in on Sunday to learn how to help the incoming freshman through their grueling first yeat. Read her daily dispatches on Charleston.net.

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page A1

Saturday
August 2, 2008
Four inducted into Charleston Baseball Hall of Fame

... Wieters eventually made his own legend, first at St. Andrews High School and then at The Citadel, playing for another hall of famer, Chal Port. He was a two-time Southern Conference player of the year, a first-team All-American and an academic all-American. He was drafted in the fifth round by the Atlanta Braves in 1977 and played minor league baseball until 1982. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page C1,4
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Saturday
August 2, 2008
James Richard Walsh, Jr. ('57 - obit)

...Entered into eternal rest on Thursday, July 31, 2008, Mr. James Richard Walsh, Jr., husband of Daisy Prince Walsh, Residence, Charleston, SC. Mr. Walsh was born on September 10, 1930 in Buffalo, NY the son of Martha Marie Welsh Walsh and James R. Walsh, Sr. He graduated from Canisius High School and the Citadel Class of 1957. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B5

Friday
August 1, 2008
USC eager to work with Lowcountry to benefit citizens (commentary)

Today is my first day as president of the University of South Carolina, and I am honored to have been given this opportunity to lead one of the nation's most comprehensive public research universities, with its proud tradition of educating the sons and daughters of this state. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page A1,11
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Friday
August 1, 2008
Wofford housing wins 2nd national award

The Village, Wofford College's apartment-style housing for senior students, has been named the top Dorm of Distinction in its category by University Business Magazine, a national publication.  This was the second national honor for The Village, designed by McMillan Smith & Partners Architects PLLC of Spartanburg. ...

Published in: Spartanburg Herald - website
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