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The Citadel in the News: Archive

June 2009

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Tuesday
June 30, 2009
A new Frontier: Meade gets his shot

From GCS Ballpark in Sauget, Ill., you can see the St. Louis skyline, complete with the iconic Gateway Arch.  "It's really a nice view, especially at night," said former Citadel outfielder Sonny Meade, the newest member of the Gateway Grizzlies, the Frontier League baseball team that plays at GCS Ballpark.

Published in: The Post and Courier - web site

Tuesday
June 30, 2009
Dogs pitcher shines for Team USA

CARY, N.C. — The Citadel's Asher Wojciechowski, making his international debut, struck out eight batters in 5 2/3 innings while pitching for the United States national team as the Americans beat Canada, 9-3, at the National Training Center on Monday. The win completed a five-game series sweep over Canada for the U.S.

Published in: The Post and Courier - web site

Tuesday
June 30, 2009
Obama's pastor at Camp David an Iraq war chaplain, author

Until President Obama and his family settle on a local church to attend, their fill-in pastor will be a former All-American offensive lineman who is now a Navy lieutenant who served in Iraq, and a distant relation of Johnny Cash.  Navy Lt. Carey H. Cash, 39 ('92)  a Memphis, Tenn. native, is pastor of the chapel at the Camp David presidential retreat in Maryland's Catoctin mountains.  ... Cash attended both The Citadel, the military college in Charleston, S.C., and the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas before being sent to Iraq as chaplain to the 1st Marine Battalion. His memoir of his Iraq experience, A Table in the Presence, came out in 2004.

Published in: Scrippsnews.com, Washington, DC - website

Tuesday
June 30, 2009
Obamas will attend Camp David church led by Navy chaplain from Memphis

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama and his family will continue to attend Evergreen Chapel at Camp David, pastored by a Navy chaplain from Memphis, while they search for a church home in Washington, the White House said Monday. ... Cash attended The Citadel, the military college in Charleston, S.C., and Southwestern Baptist...

Published in: Memphis Commercial Appeal - Memphis,TN - web site

Tuesday
June 30, 2009
Tuition Rises at Lowest Rate in Nearly Four Decades, Survey Finds

Tuition and fees at private American colleges and universities will increase by an average of 4.3 percent in the new school year when compared to the academic year just concluded — the smallest rise in 37 years, according to a survey of 350 institutions by the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities.

Published in: The New York Times - web site
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Monday
June 29, 2009
Business Preview Executive Items

Craig E. Burgess, '87, has joined Barnwell Whaley Patterson and Helms as special counsel. Burgess returns to Charleston from Atlanta, where he served as senior litigation counsel with BellSouth Corp. and its successor AT&T South.

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page 4D

Monday
June 29, 2009
Charleston's Leeds ready to play ball

Matt Leeds spent many games last season atop the press box at College of Charleston's Patriots Point Field. Leeds' job during those games was to operate the camera that provided streaming video of the game for the Cougars' Web site.....The Blowfish's roster also includes Citadel pitcher Drew Mahaffey, and pitcher Stew Brase and first basemen Nick Chinners and Derek Smith of Charleston Southern.

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page 1C

Monday
June 29, 2009
Charleston: Most polite place for a pittance

... During the school year, the Friday afternoon dress parade at The Citadel, South Carolina's military college, is free. While on the picturesque campus, stop by the Citadel Museum which explores the history of the college;  http://www.citadel.edu/museum. ...

Published in: Mercury News, San Franscisco - web site

Monday
June 29, 2009
Commentary: S.C. needs undistracted governor

The question for South Carolina citizens to ask is not "Should Mark Sanford resign as governor?" The real question is "Why shouldn't he resign?" How can he solve the problems facing our state while being focused on how to resolve his personal problems? Although his family's embarrassment no doubt overshadows that of the state, the damage fully applies to both. (Written by Citadel Fellow Jack Bass)

Published in: The Post and Courier - page 8A

Monday
June 29, 2009
Letter to the Editor - Reaching Out

Recently Citadel President Gen. John Rosa assembled 35 to 40 influential Lowcountry business leaders to learn about a special presidential commission that his office had formed. The commission invites to visit The Citadel area leaders who did not graduate from The Citadel.

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page 9A

Monday
June 29, 2009
Sonny Meade Signs Contract with Gateway Grizzlies of Frontier League

SAUGET, Ill. – The Citadel’s Sonny Meade became the fifth Bulldog to enter the professional ranks in 2009 as he signed a free agent contract with the Gateway Grizzlies of the Frontier League. Meade has joined the Grizzlies, a team based out of Sauget, Ill.  The Frontier League is an independent league in the Midwest. Meade went 1-for-4 in his professional debut as the Grizzlies faced the Evansville Otters.

Published in: Citadel Athletics - web site

Monday
June 29, 2009
The Citadel’s Asher Wojciechowski Strikes Out Eight in Team USA’s 9-3 Win over Canada

CARY, N.C. – The Citadel’s Asher Wojciechowski, making his international debut, struck out eight batters in 5.2 innings while pitching for the United States national team as the Americans defeated Canada, 9-3, at the National Training Center in Cary. The win completed the five-game series sweep over Canada for the U.S.

Published in: Citadel Athletics - web site

Monday
June 29, 2009
Volleyball Cancels Two Summer Camp Sessions

The Carolyn Geiger Volleyball Camp at The Citadel has cancelled two of its 2009 summer sessions due to low enrollment. The July 20-22 Team Camp and the July 23 Team Play Date session will not take place this summer.

Published in: Citadel Athletics

Monday
June 29, 2009
Wojciechowski to start for Team USA

Citadel pitcher Asher Wojciechowski will start for the USA Baseball national team as it continues its series with Canada today. Game time is set for 7:30 p.m. in Cary, N.C.

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page 4C

Sunday
June 28, 2009
Commentary -- Bass: Resign, Gov. Sanford

The question for South Carolina citizens to ask is not “Should Mark Sanford resign as governor?” The real question is “Why shouldn’t he resign?” How can he solve the problems facing our state while being focused on how to resolve his personal problems? Although his family’s embarrassment no doubt overshadows that of the state, the damage fully applies to both. The family’s pain, however, deserves more fully the governor’s priority attention. (Written by Citadel Fellow Jack Bass)

Published in: The State - Online

Sunday
June 28, 2009
Female Citadel student says things are still tough at the school (text version)

Ten years after the first female cadet graduated from The Citadel, South Carolina's premier military college, a local student who just completed her freshman year said the school holds grand opportunities for both sexes. B.J. Ramage, of Clinton, said she enrolled at The Citadel to "prove to myself that I could do it." ... "For every one guy that vocally expresses their opinion (that women shouldn't be there), there's a handful of guys behind him telling him to shut up," Ramage said. ...

Published in: Greenwood Journal Index, Greenwood, SC - web site

Sunday
June 28, 2009
Letter to the Editor: North Carolina Art

To the Editor: J. J. Goode’s “36 Hours: Research Triangle, N.C.” (June 14) claims that those familiar with the Met or Getty “might scoff at the relatively succinct collection at the North Carolina Museum of Art.”  (Written by fellowships director Al Gurganus)

Published in: The New York Times - Online

Sunday
June 28, 2009
Obituary: Henry Heins Jr., '43

Henry Carl Heins, Jr., of Charleston, SC, died Thursday, June 25, 2009 at Bishop Gadsden. He was a graduate of the Citadel (Class of 1943) and of the Medical College of South Carolina (MUSC) and received a Masters in Public Health from the University of North Carolina.

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page 5B

Sunday
June 28, 2009
Smoak, Havens return to action

Three former Citadel Bulldogs made their pro debuts in the last week. First baseman Chris McGuiness (James Island HS) went 2 for 9 in his first two games for Lowell in the New York-Penn League.

Published in: The Post and Courier

Saturday
June 27, 2009
Health careers in plans

The health care industry is soon to get an influx of the Lowcountry's best and brightest students......Lance Braye of Colleton County High School suffered a severe ankle sprain as an athlete in high school. While getting treatment, he enjoyed the medical atmosphere, and now he's enrolled at The Citadel to study biology and intends to continue study at the Medical University of South Carolina to become an orthopedic surgeon.

Published in: The Post and Courier

Saturday
June 27, 2009
Panel elects new chairman

Charleston certified public accountant Douglas Snyder has been elected chairman of The Citadel's Board of Visitors.

Published in: The Post and Courier - 1B

Friday
June 26, 2009
Winthrop raises tuition by 4 percent

Winthrop University will increase tuition for South Carolina students by 4 percent next school year. The school's board of trustees' executive committee voted Thursday to charge students from South Carolina $5,803 per semester. Out-of-state students will pay $10,798 per semester, or 4.3 percent more.

Published in: Rock Hill Herald - online

Friday
June 26, 2009
Winthrop tuition going up 4 percent

ROCK HILL — Students at Winthrop University in Rock Hill will pay an extra 4 percent in tuition in the coming semester.

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page 3B
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Thursday
June 25, 2009
Dogs' Wojciechowski on USA college team

Citadel pitcher Asher Wojciechowski has been named to the USA Baseball national collegiate team.  "Wojo", as his Citadel teammates call him, was one of 22 players to survive an intense week of tryouts at the USA Baseball training facility in Cary, N.C. A total of 41 of the top college players around the nation were invited to try out.

Published in: The Post and Courier - web site

Thursday
June 25, 2009
Full scholarships

Two members of the senior class at Charleston Collegiate School have been awarded full scholarships.

--Hayden Seignious has been awarded a full academic and leadership scholarship to The Citadel as well as a Palmetto Fellows Scholarship.

Seignious was elected to the National Honor Society as a sophomore and has won academic awards. He was captain of the varsity football team. He is an Eagle Scout and member of the Order of the Arrow.

Published in: The Post and Courier - web site

Thursday
June 25, 2009
John F. Williams (letter to the editor - scroll down)

Col. John F. Williams, deceased former assistant commandant of cadets at The Military College of South Carolina, was one of the most honored U.S. Army officers to serve our nation before being assigned as tactical officer in charge of The Citadel Regimental Band.  Having been a bagpiper and member of the Regimental Band during the 1950s, I personally knew Col. Williams to be a strict, dedicated, fair, inspiring and highly respected officer to all who served under his command.

Published in: The Post and Courier - web site

Thursday
June 25, 2009
Local valedictorians look to medical fields for challenges, job security

... Lance Braye of Colleton County High School suffered a severe ankle sprain as an athlete in high school. While getting treatment, he enjoyed the medical atmosphere, and now he's enrolled at The Citadel in biology and intends to continue at the Medical University of South Carolina and become an orthopedic surgeon. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - web site

Wednesday
June 24, 2009
20th Maintenance Group gets new leader

On Tuesday morning, Lt. Col. Steven J. Bleymaier took command of the 20th Maintenance Group at Shaw Air Force Base from Col. Robert A. Hopkins Jr. ... Hopkins received a Bachelor of Science Degree from The Citadel in 1984. As an acquisitions and career maintenance officer, he has served at bases throughout Europe, the Pacific and the United States. He also served on the staffs for U.S. European Command and Air Combat Command. During his most recent assignment, Hopkins was commander of the 559th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron at Warner Robins Air Force Base, Ga.

Published in: The Sumter Item - web site
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Wednesday
June 24, 2009
Area educators trying to keep college tuition in check

As the costs to attend college spiral upward across the South, leaders of local higher education institutions say they are doing their part to keep tuition at manageable levels.  The Southern Regional Education Board on Tuesday unveiled results from its 2009 Fact Book on Higher Education, showing that 2008 tuition and required fees at a public, four-year institutions in the 16-state SREB region rose 74 percent since 1998. South Carolina colleges and universities, which saw an 82 percent increase during that period, had the highest average tuition in the region at $7,700 -- or $2,000 above the national average.

Published in: The Spartanburg Herald - web site
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Wednesday
June 24, 2009
Citadel's Jones signs with Cubs

CHARLESTON, SC (AP) - Citadel catcher Richard Jones has given up his senior year, signing a contract with the Chicago Cubs.  The school announced Jones' signing Tuesday. He was picked in the ninth round of the Major League Baseball draft earlier this month and is expected to join the Cubs' team in the Arizona League.

Broadcast on: WIS TV Columbia - web site

Wednesday
June 24, 2009
Citadel's Jones to sign with Chicago Cubs

The Citadel has lost a second standout junior to the Major League Baseball draft, as All-America catcher Richard Jones has agreed to terms with the Chicago Cubs.  Jones, picked in the ninth round of the MLB draft two weeks ago, will depart from his hometown of Sumter on Thursday for the Cubs' rookie league team in the Arizona League.

Published in: The Post and Courier - web site

Wednesday
June 24, 2009
Marcia McCarty O’Brien (CGC - obit)

SUMMERVILLE — Marcia McCarty O’Brien, 53 of Summerville, SC, wife of Thomas “Tom” O’Brien, died Sunday, June 21, 2009.  Funeral services will be Thursday afternoon, June 25, 2009, at Old Fort Baptist Church at 2 o’clock. Burial will be in Summerville Cemetery. Friends may call at Parks Funeral Home Wednesday evening from 6 - 8 o’clock. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Citadel Brigadier Foundation, 171 Moultrie Street, Charleston, SC 29409.

Published in: Post and Courier; The State - web site

Wednesday
June 24, 2009
Richard Jones Named ABCA/Rawlings All-Atlantic Region First Team

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Citadel’s Richard Jones was honored by the American Baseball Coaches Association and Rawlings Wednesday, garnering First Team honors on the All-Atlantic Region teams. Jones was one of 10 Southern Conference players honored in the Atlantic Region.

Published in: Citadel Athletics - web site
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Wednesday
June 24, 2009
Richard Jones to Forego Senior Year, Sign Contract with Chicago Cubs

CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Citadel’s Richard Jones has decided to forego his senior year after signing a contract with the Chicago Cubs organization. Jones will reportedly join the Arizona League Cubs on Thursday after being selected in the ninth round of the MLB First Year Player Draft.

Published in: Citadel Athletics - web site
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Wednesday
June 24, 2009
Sanford met in Atlanta after returning from South America

Governor says he never hiked Appalachian Trail; says he cruised along the coast of Buenos Aires to unwind after stressful legislative session... ATLANTA -- S.C. Gov. Mark Sanford arrived in the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport this morning, having wrapped up a seven-day visit to Buenos Aires, Argentina, he said. Sanford said he had not been hiking along the Appalachian Trail, as his staff said in a Tuesday statement to the media.

Published in: The State - web site
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Wednesday
June 24, 2009
Sanford tells newspaper he was in South America

Gov. Mark Sanford’s staff continued to tell the public Tuesday night that the governor was hiking along the Appalachian Trail even after a reporter greeted him at the Atlanta airport on his way home from a vacation in Buenos Aires, Argentina.  Sanford told the State Media Company that he decided at the last minute to go to South America to recharge after a tough legislative session. He told his staff he might go hiking.

Published in: The Post and Courier - web site
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Wednesday
June 24, 2009
The Citadel’s Asher Wojciechowski Invited to Team USA Baseball National Team Tryouts

CARY, N.C. – USA Baseball has announced that The Citadel’s Asher Wojciechowski has been invited to the Team USA National Team tryouts at the USA Baseball Complex in Cary. Wojciechowski is one of 41 invitees vying for a spot on the 22-man roster during the tryouts from June 14-24.  Players will participate in daily practices and drills at the trials, as well as in modified intrasquad Blue vs. Red games. The final 22-man roster will be announced on June 24.

Broadcast on: WCBD TV 2 Charleston - web site

Wednesday
June 24, 2009
The Citadel’s Asher Wojciechowski Named to USA National Team

CARY, N.C. – The Citadel pitcher Asher Wojciechowski has been named to the 22-man roster for the USA National Team for this summer. Wojciechowski is one of 10 pitchers named to the national team and will be the only Southern Conference player representing the United States this summer.

Published in: Citadel Athletics - web site
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Wednesday
June 24, 2009
Wojciechowski Strikes Out Five, Receives No Decision at USA National Team Trials Intrasquad Game

CARY, N.C. – The Citadel’s Asher Wojciechowski struck out five batters in a four-inning performance Monday evening while receiving a no decision at the USA National Team Trials Intrasquad game in Cary.

Published in: Citadel Athletics - web site
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Tuesday
June 23, 2009
1_Douglas A. Snyder elected chairman of Citadel Board of Visitors

Douglas A. Snyder, a South Carolina certified public accountant, has been elected chairman of The Citadel Board of Visitors. He replaces Maj. Gen. Arthur H. Baiden III whose term on the college’s governing board concludes June 30, 2009.  The Citadel Board of Visitors is composed of 11 Citadel graduates - seven are elected by joint vote of the South Carolina General Assembly, three are elected by Citadel Alumni Association members and one is appointed by the governor. All members serve six-year terms.

Published in: Citadel External Affairs - web site
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Tuesday
June 23, 2009
CCU set to unveil new marketing effort

CONWAY—Coastal Carolina University is rolling out a new marketing effort in the Carolinas.  The campaign being unveiled Tuesday focuses on key aspects of the school, like the academic experience and attention that students receive.  It will also focus on programs such as the university’s Marine and Wetland Studies and PGA Golf Management programs.  The new campaign will feature television, radio, billboards and print ads across the Carolinas.

Published in: Florience Morning News - web site
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Tuesday
June 23, 2009
College aid applications rise in S.C.

You know times are tough when a high school valedictorian must frantically search for money to pay for college. ... Hank Fuller, director of financial aid at The Citadel, said applications are up 30 percent. The school will probably be able to help most in-state students through federal grants, institutional grants and student loans, he said.

Published in: The State - web site

Tuesday
June 23, 2009
Douglas A. Snyder Elected Chairman of The Citadel Board of Visitors

Charleston, SC - Douglas A. Snyder, a South Carolina certified public accountant, has been elected chairman of The Citadel Board of Visitors. He replaces Maj. Gen. Arthur H. Baiden III whose term on the college’s governing board concludes June 30, 2009.

Broadcast on: WCIV TV Channel 4, Charleston - web site

Tuesday
June 23, 2009
Growing student loan need

Congress should be careful when making major changes to the way the government helps college and graduate students finance their educations. The wrong choices could reduce, not increase, access to higher education. And as a story in Monday's Post and Courier reported, the effects of the ongoing recession include significant boosts in applications for financial assistance at many state schools in South Carolina.

Published in: The Post and Courier - web site
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Tuesday
June 23, 2009
Laurens Chisolm Nicholson '37 (obit)

Laurens Chisolm Nicholson of Greenville and Fripp Island died Monday, June 22, 2009. Born December 24, 1915, in Charleston, South Carolina, he was the son of the late Faust and Susan Chisolm Nicholson. Nick was predeceased by his wife Dortha Strobehn Nicholson and his brother, Faust Nicholson. A 1937 graduate of The Citadel, Nick joined the Coastal Artillery and served as commanding officer of Fort Moultrie and Fort Sumter.

Published in: The Post and Courier - web site

Monday
June 22, 2009
Aid applications rise

Most schools see double-digit increase in percentage of students seeking loans, grants ... Hank Fuller, director of financial aid at The Citadel, said applications are up 30 percent. The school will probably be able to help most in-state students through federal grants, institutional grants and student loans, he said.

Published in: The Post and Courier - web site

Monday
June 22, 2009
Bulldog Track and Field Indoor and Outdoor Season in Review

Charleston, S.C. – The Citadel track and field team was one of the most competitive teams in the Southern Conference this 2009 season. With the debut of nine freshmen women and more than 15 men, the Bulldogs used this season to build future champions while returning several top SoCon contenders.

Published in: Citadel Athletics - web site
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Monday
June 22, 2009
SC colleges get more requests for financial help

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- South Carolina colleges and universities say they've seen sharp increases in the number of students asking for financial help this year.  The Post and Courier of Charleston reported Monday that school officials say they won't be able to help everyone who needs money.

Published in: The State - web site

Sunday
June 21, 2009
C of C professor gets research funding, honors

With a financial boon and a coveted professional honor, Dr. Matthew Canepa's research has received a decided boost.  The College of Charleston art history professor has been awarded the $80,000 Charles A. Ryskamp Fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies for 2009-10 and also has been inducted into the Society of Antiquaries of London.

Published in: The Post and Courier - web site
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Sunday
June 21, 2009
Colleges announce tuition increases

State supported S.C. colleges have begun making decisions on tuition and fees for the 2009-10 academic year.  A down economy prompted lawmakers to cut higher education funding by roughly one-fourth this year. Tuition, the only revenue stream colleges control, has been rising.  But colleges, mindful of the tough economy, kept the increases modest.  Here is what students will pay in the fall: 

Published in: The State - web site

Sunday
June 21, 2009
Greenville News Editorial: Colleges hold the line on tuition in difficult time (editorial)

Given the challenges many families face in our state's faltering economy, the University of South Carolina took pains to limit the growth of tuition next year at its campus in Columbia. So have Clemson University and other colleges in the state.  The increase of 3.6 percent is USC's lowest tuition hike in eight years. The tuition increase was held to that modest level even though lawmakers this year handed USC its biggest state funding cut in the university's history.

Published in: Greenville News - web site
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Sunday
June 21, 2009
Youth program in need of new sponsor

... Jasmine is among several students who sought guidance from "It's Up to Me," a teen pregnancy prevention program focused on youths in the 29403 ZIP code of the upper Charleston peninsula. The program, based at The Citadel, aims to give teens medically accurate information about abstinence, contraceptives and other topics so they can make healthy decisions about sex.  The program, however, is in danger of shutting down if it doesn't find a new sponsor. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - web site
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Saturday
June 20, 2009
Hugine to lead Alabama A&M

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — The Alabama A&M Board of Trustees voted Thursday to elect the former president of South Carolina State University as its new president.  The board voted 8-1 to choose Andrew Hugine for the top post, The Huntsville Times reported. Hugine, who took over as university president at South Carolina State in 2003 and received a five-year contract extension two years later, was fired in December 2007.

Published in: The Post and Courier - web site
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Thursday
June 18, 2009
Land grant universities share ideas

Community outreach leaders from historically black land grant universities say they can create better programs to help underserved communities, and probably land more federal grant money, if they work together.  Representatives from the country's so-called 1890 land grant universities, most of which are in the South, gathered in Charleston this week to brainstorm about ways to improve programs and leverage federal grants.

Published in: The Post and Courier - web site

Thursday
June 18, 2009
Lowcountry Senior Center

Lowcountry Scholars: June 24, 1:30-3:30 p.m. A lifelong learning program bringing intellectual topics and engaging speakers to employ our minds. Free for members, $5 for nonmembers.

-- Captain Bogle, Ph.D., professor of health and exercise science at The Citadel, presents highlights of a study showing immediate reduction in blood pressure among hypertensive adults.

-- Dr. Mark Del Mastro, head of modern languages at The Citadel presents "Generation 1898" a lecture about the intellectuals and philosophers who responded to the national crisis in Spain.

Published in: The Post and Courier - web site

Thursday
June 18, 2009
Sharing passion for life

Tom O'Rourke has played a key role in recreation in Charleston in the past two decades, serving as executive director of the Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission for almost eight years and as director of the Mount Pleasant Recreation Department for eight years in the 1990s, among other roles.  ... He also enjoys coaching pole vaulters and has helped coach vaulters at the College of Charleston, The Citadel, West Ashley High School, Ashley Hall and the Mount Pleasant Track Club.

Published in: The Post and Courier - web site

Thursday
June 18, 2009
The Citadel plans first leadership seminar for graduate students

The Citadel Graduate College and the Krause Center for Leadership and Ethics will host its first Graduate Leadership Symposium on July 22.  The one-day graduate student centered seminar will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Buyer Auditorium in Mark Clark Hall at The Citadel. It is free and open to graduate students at The Citadel and the College of Charleston.

Published in: Citadel External Affairs - web site

Thursday
June 18, 2009
West Ashley High graduates 324 seniors

West Ashley's Class of 2009 graduated 324 seniors June 5 in commencement ceremonies at the North Charleston Coliseum.  Class valedictorian Brian McCann spoke to the class. Class salutatorian was Caitlin Corrigan.  Diplomas in hand, this year's graduates have enrolled in a variety of colleges, some close to home such as the College of Charleston and The Citadel, and some traveling farther to Clemson and Georgetown University.

Published in: The Post and Courier - web site
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Wednesday
June 17, 2009
Bulldogs' McGuiness to sign with Red Sox

Calling it the "chance of a lifetime," Citadel first baseman Chris McGuiness said Tuesday that he will give up his senior season of college baseball in order to sign with the Boston Red Sox.

Published in: The Post and Courier - web site

Wednesday
June 17, 2009
Cadet takes her leadership know how to mountains of Macedonia

... A non-governmental humanitarian organization agreed to send personnel into the neutral zone to establish a field hospital and refugee camp. The warring parties have offered only fleeting acceptance of the humanitarian teams. One warring group raids the humanitarian camp and kidnaps several of the aid workers – what do you do Cadet Jessica Maas...

Published in: Citadel External Affairs - web site
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Wednesday
June 17, 2009
Hall releases 2009 candidates (three Citadel connections)

The Charleston Baseball Hall of Fame's advisory committee has released the candidates for its Class of 2009, which will for the fourth consecutive year be selected by the readership of The Post and Courier.  The Charleston Baseball Hall of Fame is jointly coordinated and operated by The Post and Courier and the Charleston RiverDogs. An advisory committee consisting of knowledgeable and local volunteers was created to come up with the names as potential nominees.

Published in: The Post and Courier - website

Wednesday
June 17, 2009
Major Military Academies Report Significant Rise in Applicants

The nation’s three major military academies said Wednesday that applications for the incoming Class of 2013 were up significantly from previous years, citing aggressive marketing, declining casualties in Iraq and the economic downturn as factors.

Published in: New York Times - web site
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Wednesday
June 17, 2009
Six of 12 Nominees for the Charleston Baseball Hall of Fame Have Citadel Ties

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Six of the 12 nominees for induction into the Charleston Baseball Hall of Fame’s Class of 2009 have ties to The Citadel.  Former players Lee Glaze ’86, Donald Morillo ’96 and Doug Pounder ’71, along with former Director of Athletics Walt Nadzak, businessman Channing Proctor ’91 and longtime Charleston mayor Joseph P. Riley, Jr. ’64 are among the nominees.

Published in: Citadel Athletics - web site

Wednesday
June 17, 2009
The Citadel's McGuiness signs with Red Sox

The Citadel’s Chris McGuiness has decided to forego his senior year and sign with the Boston Red Sox after being drafted in the 13th round of the Major League Baseball draft.  McGuiness will leave the Thomasville HiToms in the Coastal Plains League and join the Lowell Spinners of the New York-Penn League.

Published in: The State - web site

Tuesday
June 16, 2009
Chris McGuiness to Forego Senior Year, Sign Contract with Boston Red Sox

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Chris McGuiness, who led the nation in walks this past season, has decided to forego his senior year and sign a professional contract after being drafted in the 13th round of the MLB First Year Player Draft by the Boston Red Sox.  McGuiness will leave the Thomasville HiToms in the collegiate summer wooden bat Coastal Plains League and join the Lowell Spinners of the New York-Penn League.

Published in: Citadel Athletics - web site

Tuesday
June 16, 2009
Spanish Honor Society receives national honors for 17th time

The Citadel's Tau Iota Chapter of Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society, continues to earn accolades for outstanding work.  This summer the chapter received the Ignacio and Sophie Galbis Award, which is granted annually to the most outstanding chapter nationwide for activities representing the highest ideals of the society. The award was created in 1997 to recognize Ignacio and Sophie Galbis for 20-years service to Sigma Delta Pi.

Published in: Citadel External Affairs - web site

Tuesday
June 16, 2009
The Citadel Cross Country Announces 2009 Schedule

CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Citadel cross country program announced its 2009 schedule Tuesday, featuring four meets in the state of South Carolina. The schedule is highlighted by the 29th Annual Citadel Invitational, to be held once again at James Island County Park on Sept. 26.

Published in: Citadel Athletics - web site

Tuesday
June 16, 2009
The Citadel’s Asher Wojciechowski Invited to Team USA Baseball National Team Tryouts

CARY, N.C. – USA Baseball has announced that The Citadel’s Asher Wojciechowski has been invited to the Team USA National Team tryouts at the USA Baseball Complex in Cary. Wojciechowski is one of 41 invitees vying for a spot on the 22-man roster during the tryouts from June 14-24.

Published in: Citadel Athletics - web site
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Monday
June 15, 2009
3_Citadel ready to raise tuition; vote set today

CHARLESTON — The Citadel has given key approval to a proposal that raises in-state tuition by 3.6 percent. Officials say it’s the smallest increase in a decade.  The school says a committee of its Board of Visitors also voted Friday to raise tuition 7.2 percent for out-of-state students.  The Citadel’s full board is expected to vote on the proposal today.

Published in: The State - web site

Monday
June 15, 2009
Citadel raises in-state tuition 3.6%, out-of-state 7.2%

The Citadel’s Board of Visitors approved a tuition increase of 3.6% for in-state residents and 7.2% for out-of-state residents at its board meeting on Saturday.  This means total annual total cost of attending will be $21,729 for freshmen and $17,663 for upperclassmen for in-state and $35,539 and $31,473 for out-of-state. These numbers reflect mandatory room and board, uniforms and other fees.

Published in: Charleston Regional Business Journal - web site
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Monday
June 15, 2009
Curtailed Hobcaw regatta wraps up

MOUNT PLEASANT — The members of Hobcaw Yacht Club took care of everything they possibly could to put on a first-rate regatta to open the local regatta season, but the factor over which they had no control — the wind — chose not to cooperate until mid-afternoon Sunday for the final day of racing in the club's open regatta.  ... Though boats in the fleet date back to 1947, it is enjoying an influx of new skippers all in their 20s. In addition to Hertel, Hiers is in his 20s; Evan Minshew, who skippers Privateer, is a rising junior at The Citadel; and Austin Nettles, who is skippering Bohicket II, is a junior at Clemson. Thus half the fleet has very young, talented skippers.

Published in: The Post and Courier - web site

Monday
June 15, 2009
The two Beaufort — Bew-furt and Bo-furt — plan for tricentennials

Many longtime Lowcountry residents can recall conversations with out-of-towners who needed reminding that in South Carolina, it's "byew-furt, not bo-furt."  Confusion often arises from a small, sleepy North Carolina town 400 miles away that sits just off the coast with the same name spelling but different pronunciation. ...  Harry Chikades, a Beaufort, S.C., native, recently shared his slice of local history with hundreds gathered at a Three-Century Project lecture. After attending The Citadel, a 22-year-old Chikades returned to Beaufort in 1960 to start a restaurant ...

Published in: The Island Packet, Beaufort, SC - web site

Sunday
June 14, 2009
1_Citadel tuition hike approved

The Citadel Board of Visitors voted Saturday to raise tuition by 3.6 percent for in-state students and 7.2 percent for out-of-state cadets, the lowest percentage increases in a decade.

Published in: The Post and Courier - web site

Sunday
June 14, 2009
Charleston Revels in Its Unique Flavor

Frank and I spent only two days in Charleston, S.C., recently, but the jeans are now tight, and I find myself giving the bathroom scale a wide girth, I mean, berth. ... These sometimes formidable barriers weren't just decorative, though; many were installed by nervous whites after an aborted slave uprising in 1822. The massive would-be rebellion also led to the establishment of an arsenal called the Citadel, later to become the famous military academy at the center of Pat Conroy's bestseller "The Lords of Discipline."

Published in: Washington Post - website

Saturday
June 13, 2009
2_Citadel increase also 3.6%

In-state students at The Citadel face a 3.6 percent tuition increase for the next school year, the lowest percentage increase in a decade despite drastic cuts in state funding.  Out-of-state cadets face a 7.2 percent increase.

Published in: The Post and Courier - web site
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Saturday
June 13, 2009
Attorney balances professional, personal life

... In 1993, when Shannon Faulkner sued The Citadel for sexual discrimination, the school tapped Cooke to be the lead counsel. Though the suit never culminated in Hollywood fashion (The Citadel eventually changed its admissions policy, and Faulkner ended up dropping out three weeks into the semester.), Cooke's hard work on that case earned the respect and fame necessary to take his career to the next step. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - web site
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Saturday
June 13, 2009
Board of Visitors approves lowest tuition hike in a decade

The Citadel Board of Visitors today approved the 2009-2010 college budget, which includes the lowest tuition and fee increases in a decade.  Mandatory fees for in-state cadets will increase by 3.6 percent, and out-of-state will see a 7.2 percent increase. The in-state increase is the same as the higher education inflation index.  “This budget reflects the financial pressures that cadets and their families face while maintaining the high quality they expect from our academic and leadership development programs,” said Citadel President Lt. Gen. John W. Rosa.

Published in: Citadel External Affairs - web site

Saturday
June 13, 2009
Higgins breezes to girls title

Katie Rose Higgins didn't harbor the slightest of doubts heading into Friday's final round of the Women's South Carolina Golf Association Junior Girls Championship, not even after double bogeying the first hole at Yeamans Hall Club.  "Today I knew I was going to be calm and relaxed, no matter what," said Higgins, the 17-year-old daughter of Citadel head football coach Kevin Higgins.

Published in: The Post and Courier - web site

Friday
June 12, 2009
4_Citadel officials OK 3.6 percent tuition hike

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- The Citadel has given key approval to a proposal that raises in-state tuition by 3.6 percent. Officials say it's the smallest increase in a decade.  The school says a committee of its Board of Visitors also voted Friday to raise tuition 7.2 percent for out-of-state students.  The Citadel's full board is expected to vote on the proposal Saturday.

Published in: The State - web site

Friday
June 12, 2009
Board: S.C. budget shortfall $92 million

The state’s Board of Economic Advisors said Thursday state revenues would be $92 million short for the remaining three weeks of the 2008-2009 fiscal year, spelling more dire news for the state’s flagging economy. They cited the drop in individual income tax collections and continued rising unemployment in the state, which one projection has reaching 15 percent by next year.

Published in: The State - Online
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Friday
June 12, 2009
Despite 'historic' budget cuts, officials limit increase

Undergraduate tuition at the University of South Carolina in Columbia is set to increase 3.6 percent next year, a jump school leaders say they kept as low as possible, despite drastic cuts in state money.....The CItadel will announce a tuition decision (Friday) today.

Published in: The Post and Courier - Online

Friday
June 12, 2009
McBride in France (scroll down)

McBride in France - Cliff McBride of Hartsville was among a group of Citadel cadets that recently returned from a 17-day trip to France.

Pitts, Driggers and Coker are Citadel graduates - CHARLESTON - The Citadel today awarded degrees to 334 graduating seniors, including 270 cadets and 64 veteran students.

Published in: Florence Morning News - web site

Friday
June 12, 2009
Meade, Brodin still hope for shots

Proud as they were of the four players each had drafted by the major leagues this week, Citadel baseball coach Fred Jordan and College of Charleston's Monte Lee could not hide some disappointment when the draft ended Thursday. Jordan wondered how 50 rounds and more than 1,500 picks could go by without a team selecting senior outfielder Sonny Meade, a career .369 hitter in four seasons as a starter. And Lee lamented the fact that Cougars senior first baseman Joash Brodin was not picked despite batting .362 with 12 homers and 64 RBIs this season.

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page 4C

Friday
June 12, 2009
Robert Gregg Sanders Sr.

Mr. Sanders died June 12, 2009, at his home in Charlotte, NC. Born in Hart County, GA on March 9, 1923, the only child of Mack and Lucille Sanders, Robert and his parents moved to Charlotte while he was quite young. He attended public schools, graduating from Central High School in 1941. He attended the Citadel and the University of Florida, obtaining his Juris Doctor from the Law School of the University of Florida in 1948. Prior to entering law school, he served in the Army.

Published in: Charlotte Observer - web site
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Friday
June 12, 2009
Suit-happy state is wasting money again (letter to the editor)

The great state of South Carolina is at it again. How many lawsuits has the state waged and lost? How much have we the taxpayers paid for lost causes?  We fought to keep South Carolina state parks and schools segregated. We fought to keep The Citadel from becoming co-ed and the cases continue.  The governor sues the Legislature to keep needed stimulus money out of South Carolina, and loses.  None of the above made sense then or now; yet millions of dollars are being spent. We are in a recession; aren’t we?

Published in: The State - web site
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Friday
June 12, 2009
Toth to coach Dogs secondary

Citadel football coach Kevin Higgins has hired Nick Toth as the new Bulldogs' secondary coach, setting his staff for the 2009 season. Toth, who in 2005 was the recruiting coordinator at The Citadel's Southern Conference rival, Elon, will coach the Bulldogs' safeties and cornerbacks next season.

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page 5C

Friday
June 12, 2009
USC students to pay $300 more next year

USC’s annual tuition for most undergraduate students will top $9,000 this fall. In-state undergraduates at the Columbia campus, the Upstate campus and the Beaufort campus will pay 3.6 percent more in tuition and required fees, bringing the cost of attendance to $9,156. Thursday, USC trustees gave preliminary approval to a $1.08 billion budget for USC’s eight campuses.

Published in: The State - Online

Thursday
June 11, 2009
Bulldog Seniors Earn First Preseason Honors

Charleston, S.C. – Three Bulldog seniors were named to the SoCon Best of the Best Top 20 Players list composed by the Southern Pigskin.com FCS columnists Josh Buchanan.  Senior All-American wide receiver Andre Roberts was named the No. 2 player in the SoCon as a wide receiver and return specialist behind Appalachian State quarterback Armanti Edwards who claimed the top spot.

Published in: Citael Athletics - web site

Thursday
June 11, 2009
Jodi Whittle Tabs SoCon Women’s Track Athlete of the Month

Spartanburg, S.C. – Bulldog sprinter Jodi Whittle has been named Women’s Track Athlete of the Month for May, the Southern Conference announced Thursday. The track athletes are chosen by the league head coaches in outdoor track and field.

Published in: Citadel Athletics - web site
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Thursday
June 11, 2009
Lowcountry senior center

Lowcountry Scholars: June 24, 1:30-3:30 p.m. A lifelong learning program bringing intellectual topics and engaging speakers to employ our minds. Free for members, $5 for nonmembers.

-- Captain Bogle, Ph.D., professor of health and exercise science at The Citadel, presents highlights of a study showing immediate reduction in blood pressure among hypertensive adults.

-- Dr. Mark Del Mastro, head of modern languages at The Citadel, presents "Generation 1898" a lecture about the intellectuals and philosophers who responded to the national crisis in Spain.

Published in: The Post and Courier - web site

Thursday
June 11, 2009
Palmetto State Picks

Players with state ties taken in the MLB amateur draft Tuesday and Wednesday. The draft concludes today with Rounds 31-50:

Published in: The Post and Courier - web site

Thursday
June 11, 2009
Roy Edward Huffman ('41 - obit)

Entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, June 9, 2009, Colonel Roy Edward Huffman, USAF (Ret.), widower of Glenna Barnett Huffman, of Charleston, SC The relatives and friends of Roy E. Huffman are invited to attend his Funeral Service at 11:00 AM Friday, June 12, 2009, at Grace United Methodist Church. Burial, at 1:00 PM Friday, will be at Riverview Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the James A. McAlister Funeral Home 1620 Savannah Hwy. this Thursday evening between 6:00 and 8:00 PM.

Published in: The Post and Courier - web site

Thursday
June 11, 2009
The Citadel Football Hires Toth as Defensive Back Coach

Charleston, S.C. – The Citadel Athletics Department announced the hiring of defensive backs coach Nick Toth to join the football staff for the 2009 season. Toth previously served as the defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach at Ashland University in Ashland, Ohio.

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Thursday
June 11, 2009
Top engineer

Civil and environmental engineering assistant professor Capt. Edward L. Hajduk was named the 2009 Charleston Engineer of the Year by the Charleston Engineer's Joint Council at its annual banquet.  The winner is elected by the joint council based on contributions to the engineering field.  Hajduk, who has served on The Citadel faculty since 2006...

Published in: The Post and Courier - web site

Thursday
June 11, 2009
Weighing Pros, College

Two Bulldogs and one Cougar face big decisions after they were selected on the second day of the Major League Baseball amateur draft.  Citadel juniors Richard Jones and Chris McGuiness and College of Charleston junior Joey Bergman were picked Wednesday, and now they must decide whether to go pro or return for a senior season of college baseball.

Published in: The Post and Courier - web site
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Thursday
June 11, 2009
Wes Wrenn Chosen in 35th Round as MLB Draft Continues Thursday

NEW YORK – The Citadel’s Wes Wrenn became the fourth cadet-student-athlete from The Citadel drafted in the 2009 Major League Baseball First Year Player Draft as the New York Mets selected the Class of 2009 right-handed pitcher in the 35th round with the 1,064th overall pick. The four Bulldogs selected in the draft marks the most selections The Citadel has ever had in a single year.

Published in: Citadel Athletics - web site

Wednesday
June 10, 2009
Clemson president gave school high rating

CLEMSON — Clemson University president Jim Barker rated his school highest among 260 public and private universities in a survey he completed this year for U.S. News & World report.  The highest rating a college could be given is “distinguished,” the top of five possible descriptions. Barker rated only Clemson “strong,” a notch below the top score, according to copies of the ratings provided by the university following a request by The Greenville News.

Published in: The State - web site
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Wednesday
June 10, 2009
Clemson's Barker stands by his ratings

COLUMBIA — Move over Harvard, Yale, Princeton — and every other college. Asked to rate other universities for the influential U.S. News & World Report rankings, Clemson University President James Barker put his institution on top.

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Wednesday
June 10, 2009
Lowbrow Comedy Meets Higher Education

All Things Considered, June 9, 2009 · What do the movies Driving Miss Daisy, Fried Green Tomatoes and Scream 2 have in common? They're among the 30 or so films and TV programs shot at Atlanta's picture-perfect Agnes Scott College, where the tones of the school bell echo among Gothic Revival-style buildings and drift through meticulously groomed quads.

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Wednesday
June 10, 2009
Paying the piper (letter to the editor)

You can imagine my surprise when on May 4 I received a letter from the S. C. Budget and Control Board advising me that I would have to certify my tobacco use. If I do not, I will automatically be charged a $25 surcharge for insurance beginning Jan. 1, 2010.

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Wednesday
June 10, 2009
The Citadel Athletes Improve Overall GPA in Spring Semester

Charleston, S.C. – The Citadel’s cadet-student-athletes posted impressive stats in the classroom for the 2009 spring semester as the 14 teams and 314 athletes collectively earned an overall grade point average higher than that of the Corps of Cadets. The Bulldog teams improved from the fall cumulative average of 2.86 to 2.91, while the Corps averaged 2.86 this spring.

Published in: Citadel Athletics - web site

Wednesday
June 10, 2009
The high price of higher ed

It's time to play the South Carolina Education Tuition Lottery, where you find out how much more it's going to cost to send your kid to college this year.  Remember, there are no winners, only varying degrees of losers.  For the College of Charleston, the losing numbers are 5-8-8 — that's $588, a 7 percent increase for in-state students.  Results for other schools are pending, but get your checkbook ready.

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Wednesday
June 10, 2009
Three Bulldogs Selected on Day Two of MLB First Year Player Draft

NEW YORK – For the first time since 2001, The Citadel has had three cadet-student-athletes selected in the Major League Baseball First Year Player Draft. Richard Jones, Chris McGuiness and Matt Crim have all been selected in the second day of the draft, all to different teams.

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Wednesday
June 10, 2009
Youngster takes over Clemson's Class of 1939

CLEMSON — Clemson University's Class of 1939 is turning over the operations of its scholarship endowment and an excellence award given to a faculty member over to someone who wasn't even born when they graduated.  At the 70th reunion on Saturday, College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities interim dean Chip Egan will take over as chairman of the class.

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Tuesday
June 9, 2009
Bulldogs in Action This Summer

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Several Bulldog baseball players are spending the summer playing baseball across the South in summer baseball leagues. Four Bulldogs, including Richard Jones and Drew Mahaffey, will be competing in the Coastal Plains League.  Below is a list of Bulldogs competing in summer baseball leagues:

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Tuesday
June 9, 2009
College vs. economy

The wretched economy has taught many of the nation's college-bound seniors a hard lesson: You can't always get what you want.  In a survey to be released Tuesday, 71 percent of high schools reported that more of their students are forgoing their "dream schools" this year than in previous years. And there is little doubt that money is a big reason.

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Tuesday
June 9, 2009
S.C. graduation rate climbs out of basement

South Carolina had the nation’s best improvement in high school graduation rates between 1996 and 2006, according to a new report released today by Education Week.  According to the national education magazine, the state’s on-time graduation rate jumped to 66.3 percent in 2006 from 53.2 percent in 1996. The national average in 2006 was 69.2 percent.  The Palmetto State now ranks 37th among states and the District of Columbia, ahead of both North Carolina, ranked 42nd, and Georgia, ranked 49th.

Published in: The State - web site
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Tuesday
June 9, 2009
Students weigh in on tuition increase

... The common attitude among a small group of students interviewed by The Post and Courier could be termed indifferent. Some weren't aware of the increase, and when they were informed of it, they took the news nonchalantly. To remain at the college, there is very little they can do but pay the tuition, they said. ...

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Tuesday
June 9, 2009
The Citadel Baseball 2009 MLB Draft Central

The following Bulldog cadet-student-athletes have the potential to be chosen in the 2009 Major League Baseball Amateur Draft, beginning on June 9. As these cadets are chosen, this page will be updated to show their potential future teams and when they are drafted. Graduating seniors not drafted are available to be picked up post-draft and signed as a free agent. Rising seniors not drafted are eligible to return to The Citadel for the 2010 season.

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Tuesday
June 9, 2009
Tuition to jump 7 percent next year

COLUMBIA — Classes at the College of Charleston got more expensive Monday after tuition for undergraduate South Carolina students was set to jump $588 next year and $1,428 for their out-of-state schoolmates. ...South Carolina State University recently approved an 8.4 percent tuition increase for next year. The Citadel and the University of South Carolina are expected to announce rates this week, and a decision at Clemson University should soon follow.

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

Tuesday
June 9, 2009
USC ace Dyson a projected first-rounder

... But, as the Major League Baseball draft begins at 6 p.m. today, the Gamecocks shouldn't have their cupboard dramatically raided. ... The Citadel could lose as many as three of its top juniors as first baseman Chris McGuiness, catcher Richard Jones and second baseman Bryan Altman all are considered draft-worthy. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - web site

Monday
June 8, 2009
Captain Matthew Kutilek ('01)

For Captain Matthew Kutilek, being a Marine fulfills the goal of serving his country and a purpose greater than himself. His high expectations and commitment to empowering his Marines characterize his leadership as an officer...

Published in: Marines.com - web site
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Monday
June 8, 2009
Executive Items (CGC)

Investments - Daniel L. Croghan Jr. has joined SCBT Financial Corp.'s investment services group as senior investment consultant serving the greater Charleston area. He more than 14 years of experience in financial management in Charleston, including 12 years as senior financial adviser for First Southeast Investor Services and two years with Merrill Lynch. He has a bachelor's degree in business administration from the College of Charleston and a master's degree in business administration from The Citadel.

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

Monday
June 8, 2009
The Citadel at UNC Football Game to be Broadcasted on ESPN360

Charleston, S.C. – Bulldog fans around the country will have the opportunity to view The Citadel at University of North Carolina season-opener on Sept. 5 thanks to ESPN who will broadcast the game on their broad-band service, ESPN360.

Published in: Citadel Athletics - web site

Monday
June 8, 2009
The Citadel’s Richard Jones Named to Louisville Slugger/Collegiate Baseball All-America Second Team

TUCSON, Ariz. – The Citadel catcher Richard Jones was honored Thursday as he was named the Louisville Slugger/Collegiate Baseball All-America Second Team after a remarkable season. Jones was the highest Southern Conference student-athlete honored on the All-America teams.

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Sunday
June 7, 2009
Clemson's rankings fixation

Eight years ago, Clemson University President James Barker launched a 10-year plan for the school to break into the top 20 of U.S. News and World Report's annual rankings of America's public research universities. Though that seemed to many a far-fetched target for a school then ranked No. 38, it's now within reach, with the school up to No. 22. But as Clemson's ranking has climbed, so have fears that a fixation over it has warped the university's perspective — and policies. Candid remarks by a Clemson research official at an academic conference in Atlanta this week heighten those concerns.

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Sunday
June 7, 2009
New religious activities director named by Citadel

The Citadel has announced the appointment of a new director of religious activities.  Retired Army Lt. Col. Chaplain Joel C. Harris will replace Chaplain David Golden, who retired this spring after 10 years with the S.C. Corps of Cadets and The Citadel.

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Sunday
June 7, 2009
One-on-One: Wendy Anderson (former Citadel volleyball coach)

Wendy, you are competing with women half your age with the Splash. Why?  "I have played with some of them in basketball leagues around Charleston, and I felt like I could play with them. And it was a way for me to get some exercise without just running, so I figured I'd give it a try."

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Sunday
June 7, 2009
Summer reads

South of Broad is Lowcountry literary lion Pat Conroy’s first novel in 14 years. The book is set for release this summer. Can Pat Conroy do for Charleston what John Berendt did for Savannah?  Or will a kinder, gentler Conroy cut the townsfolk a break, skipping the salacious details that made Berendt's nonfiction rendering so popular? And would you want him to?

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Saturday
June 6, 2009
S.C. State tuition to increase 8.4%

... The College of Charleston, The Citadel and the University of South Carolina will announce tuition rates for the 2009-10 school year next week. Clemson University officials said a date hasn't been set for the Board of Trustees to discuss tuition, but one will be set soon. ...

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B3

Saturday
June 6, 2009
Seven-foot center may be bound for Bulldogs

Remember that hole in The Citadel's basketball team left by the departure of all-Southern Conference center Demetrius Nelson?  The Bulldogs' may have found a 7-foot-tall answer to that problem.  Joe Wolfinger, a 7-foot, 255-pounder with a nice shooting touch from the University of Washington, is transferring to The Citadel, the Seattle Times has reported.

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

Friday
June 5, 2009
Citadel slashes athletics budget deficit by more than half

In 2008, The Citadel's athletic department needed a subsidy of about $1.25 million from the military school's trust fund in order to cover a budget deficit. In fiscal years 2009 and 2010, that number will be less than $500,000 for each year, athletic director Larry Leckonby told the Board of Visitors' athletic committee Thursday

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page 1C

Friday
June 5, 2009
Ed Conroy and Bulldogs Set for Summer Camps

Citadel Head Basketball Coach Ed Conroy and The Citadel Bulldog staff and players are eager to begin summer camps. The Bulldogs will hold their first camp, The Basketball Bash Individual Skill Clinic this Saturday at Porter-Gaud School. The next camp up is the annual Father-Child camp on June 12 and 13 at McAlister Field House. Ed Conroy and his staff will then have their annual Day Camps begin with Day Camp I from June 15-19 and Day Camp II from June 22-26. There will be a third day camp session, Day Camp III on July 13-17.

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Friday
June 5, 2009
Joe Wolfinger leaves Huskies to play at The Citadel

Former Huskies big man Joe Wolfinger will transfer to The Citadel, a source said. The 7-foot Wolfinger averaged 2.4 points in limited playing time for the Washington men's basketball team last season, saying after the season he was leaving UW to find a school where he would see more action. He hopes to get it at The Citadel, a Division-I school in Charleston, S.C., that plays in the Southern Conference, going 20-13 in 2008-09 after losing in the first round of the new CollegeInsider.com postseason tournament

Published in: Seattle Times - Online

Friday
June 5, 2009
Obituary - Guy Stamps

Home-going services will be held on Friday evening from 5-7 pm at Salvation and Deliverance Church, 1916 Burton Lane, N. Chas., SC. Mr. Stamps may be viewed at THE MINISTRY OF RIVERS FUNERAL HOME of Goose Creek, SC, beginning at 1pm on today, Friday, June 5, 2009, 824-9990. Burial will be in Whispering Pines Cemetery, Old Highway 52, Strawberry, SC, on Saturday, June 6, 2009 at 1pm.

Published in: The Post and Courier

Friday
June 5, 2009
staff reports

Easley senior Joe McNeely said as soon as he visited The Citadel, he knew it was the place for him.  McNeely, a 5-foot-10, 175-pound two-sport athlete, has signed to attend the Charleston school on a basketball scholarship.

Published in: Greenville News - web site
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Friday
June 5, 2009
Today's Blue and White

It has been relatively quiet on campus as June arrived. And with June came the high temperatures and humidity and, of course, the obligatory chance of afternoon showers, which is typical of a Charleston summer.  Congratulations are extended to Jamel Brown, Sonny Meade, Chris McGuiness and Richard Jones for their most recent accolades.  Even though Summer School I continues, we again have another solid issue of Today’s Blue & White, so let’s get to it and Go Bulldogs!!!

Published in: Citadel Athletics - web site

Thursday
June 4, 2009
College rankings: Did Clemson play fair in quest to be the best?

A Clemson University administrator has caused a stir with remarks about the school’s all-out efforts to improve its position in a magazine’s national rankings, saying the school sometimes walked an ethical tightrope.  Both the Chronicle of Higher Education and Inside Higher Ed, an online news outlet that focuses on higher education, reported that Catherine Watt, the former director of institutional research at Clemson, made several eye-popping points during a conference Tuesday in Atlanta, including:

Published in: The State - web site
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Thursday
June 4, 2009
Fulbright leader

Donald Sparks, professor of international economics at The Citadel, has been elected president of the Fulbright Association's S.C. chapter.  The association has 46 chapters in the U.S.  A Citadel professor since 1986, Sparks has served as an international economist at the Department of State and as a staff assistant to former Sen. Ernest F. Hollings in Washington, D.C.

Published in: The Post and Courier - web site

Thursday
June 4, 2009
German club

The documents and minutes of the Deutsche Bruderliche Bund German club, established in 1856, were turned over to the Charleston Library Society for safekeeping on March 28.  Deutsche Bruderliche Bund is one of three German clubs in the Charleston area. The club celebrates its members' German heritage and gives back to the community with a scholarship. Each year the scholarship is given to a student majoring in German from The Citadel and another student from the College of Charleston for studies in Germany.

Published in: The Post and Courier - web site

Thursday
June 4, 2009
Historical Society

The Charleston Historical Society will co-sponsor its next lecture at 7:30 p.m. June 10 at the Karpeles Manuscript Museum, 68 Spring St.  The lecture, titled "Marketing Carolina Gold Rice in the 18th-Century Lowcountry," will be presented by Dr. Richard Porcher.  Porcher was named the winner of the 2007 South Carolina Environmental Awareness Award. A native of Berkeley County, he received his doctorate from the University of South Carolina in 1974, where he studied field botany under Wade T. Batson, Ph.D. He was a professor of biology at The Citadel 1970-2003, where he founded The Citadel Herbarium.

Published in: The Post and Courier - web site

Thursday
June 4, 2009
Magazine rankings rule, says official

A Clemson University research official shocked a group of academic researchers at a conference in Atlanta this week when she spoke candidly about how the university deliberately reports data and makes decisions to boost its ranking in U.S. News & World Report.

Published in: The Post and Courier - web site
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Thursday
June 4, 2009
Military-backed public schools on the rise in US

ATLANTA -- The U.S. Marine Corps is wooing public school districts across the country, expanding a network of military academies that has grown steadily despite criticism that it's a recruiting ploy.

Published in: The State - web site
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Thursday
June 4, 2009
Nonswimmer, 59, drowns in pool (retired Citadel employee)

HANAHAN — Guy Stamps couldn't swim, but he loved to spend time at the beach or at his community pool at the Spring Valley Mobile Home Park, his family said. Stamps, 59, a retired maintenance worker for The Citadel, was found dead in the pool Wednesday morning. Berkeley County Coroner Glenn Rhoad said he drowned.

Published in: The Post and Courier - Page B2

Thursday
June 4, 2009
Remarks about Clemson shock crowd

CLEMSON – A Clemson University official told a higher education conference in Atlanta this week that Clemson “walked the fine line between illegal, unethical, and really interesting” in pursuing a Top 20 U.S. News & World Report ranking, two national education magazines reported separately on Wednesday.  The remarks by Clemson official Catherine Watt drew “actual gasps from some members of the audience,” reported the magazine Inside Higher Ed. The Chronicle of Higher Education reported that Watt's presentation was “met with gasps, guffaws, nervous laughter and incredulity.”

Published in: Greenville News - web site
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Thursday
June 4, 2009
Stimulus battle might end by weekend + video

South Carolina’s highest court said three months of debate over $700 million in federal stimulus money could be settled by Friday.  After more than two and half hours of arguments before the S.C. Supreme Court over who controls the money, Chief Justice Jean Toal announced the court plans to rule in the “next day or two” whether the Legislature can force Gov. Mark Sanford to accept the money.

Published in: The State - web site
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Thursday
June 4, 2009
Teaching grants

Citadel Cadets John T. Marcus and Julius G. Siler, both seniors from Greenville, have claimed two of 50 English teaching assistantships awarded to U.S. citizens by the French Ministry of Education for the 2009-10 academic year.  They are The Citadel's first French government English teaching assistantships, said Al Gurganus, office of fellowships director.

Published in: The Post and Courier - web site

Wednesday
June 3, 2009
4-year colleges graduate 53% of students in 6 years (chart mentions Citadel)

Even as colleges nationwide celebrate commencement season, hundreds of schools are failing to graduate a majority of their students in six years, a report says today.  Nationally, four-year colleges graduated an average of just 53% of entering students within six years, and "rates below 50%, 40% and even 30% are distressingly easy to find," says the report by the American Enterprise Institute, a conservative think tank. It's based on data reported to the Education Department by nearly 1,400 schools about full-time first-time students who entered in fall 2001.

Published in: USA TODAY - web site

Wednesday
June 3, 2009
Chaplain Joel Harris to lead campus religious activities

The Citadel has appointed retired Army Lt. Col. Chaplain Joel C. Harris as director of religious activities. He replaces Chaplain David Golden who retired this spring after 10 years providing spiritual guidance to the South Carolina Corps of Cadets and The Citadel family.

Published in: Citadel External Affairs - web site
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Wednesday
June 3, 2009
Ex-Charleston TV reporter dating Los Angeles mayor

KTLA-TV reporter Lu Parker, a former Miss U.S.A., has been dating Villaraigosa since March, station officials confirmed Monday. On Sunday, while working as a weekend anchor, Parker announced a story about the likelihood of Villaraigosa running for governor in 2010. ... Parker is an Anderson native who grew up in Charleston and Estill in Hampton County. She graduated from the College of Charleston and earned a graduate degree from The Citadel.

Published in: The Post and Courier - web site
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Wednesday
June 3, 2009
Kent S. Hunter ('97 - obit)

BLYTHEWOOD — Funeral service for Kent S. Hunter, 34, will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, June 4, 2009, at Sandy Level Baptist Church, officiated by Dr. Ben Newman, Jr. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Honorary pallbearers will be Tony Waites and Carlos Bullock. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. this Wednesday evening at Thompson Funeral Home of West Columbia.

Published in: The State - web site

Wednesday
June 3, 2009
McDonnell master motivator for Louisville baseball

University of Louisville baseball coach Dan McDonnell ('92) lost all of his marbles, and the Cardinals are much better for it.  ... That the entire program has matured quickly under McDonnell is no surprise to The Citadel coach Fred Jordan, who coached McDonnell and UofL recruiting coordinator Chris Lemonis as seniors in 1992 and had them on his staff after they graduated.

 

Published in: Louisville Courier-Journal - Louisville,KY - web site
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Tuesday
June 2, 2009
CCU faces $1,950 in fines from SC Labor Dept.

CONWAY, SC (WMBF) - Coastal Carolina University is facing nearly $2,000 in fines following an investigation from the South Carolina Department of Labor after an employee death on campus.  According to official citation and notification of penalty documents from the agency, CCU was slapped with five citations, all of which were deemed as "serious" in the reports. The violations include problems with improper hazard assessments to equipment protection.

Broadcast on: WCSC TV 5, Charleston - web site
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Tuesday
June 2, 2009
Clemson grad, wife among 228 on lost jet

A Clemson University alumnus and his wife were the two Americans aboard the Air France jet that vanished over the Atlantic Ocean.  Michael Harris, 60, and his wife, Anne, 54, had been living in Rio de Janeiro, according to CNN’s Web site. Relatives told CNN that Michael Harris worked for Devon Energy in Oklahoma, and the couple were enroute to Paris for a training seminar and vacation. Michael Harris was a company geologist in Rio de Janeiro, a Devon Energy spokesman told CNN.

Published in: The State - web site
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Tuesday
June 2, 2009
Emogene T. Lacey (CGC - obit)

Emogene T. Lacey, 81, of Ravenel, SC, wife of Artie P. Lacey died Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at St. Francis Hospital. ... Mrs. Lacey was born Jan. 7, 1928 in Awendaw, SC, a daughter of the late Bonny Gerald Thames and Julia White Thames. She was a graduate of McClellanville High School and received her master’s degree in Education Administration at The Citadel. She enjoyed sewing, gardening and spending time with her family. She attended Christ St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and retired from Summerville Elementary School as Principal.

Published in: Summerville Journal Scene - web site

Tuesday
June 2, 2009
Funding higher education is a roller coaster

If you're an out-of-state student attending one of South Carolina's public four-year colleges or universities, you probably feel like you're paying through the roof.  In fact, you probably feel you're paying so much that you're really subsidizing a lot of costs for others. (Hint: You are.) ... At the so-called smaller "teaching colleges," such as The Citadel, Coastal Carolina or Francis Marion, tuition tended to rise slightly more for in-state students.  Keep in mind, though that these colleges generally have a much lower out-of-state populations than big schools. ...

Published in: Sumter Item - web site

Tuesday
June 2, 2009
Higher education funding is on a roller coaster

MAY 29, 2009 -- If you’re an out-of-state student attending one of South Carolina’s public four-year colleges or universities, you probably feel like you’re paying through the roof. In fact, you probably feel you’re paying so much that you’re really subsidizing a lot of costs for others. (Hint: You are.)

Published in: The State - web site

Tuesday
June 2, 2009
James Granbery Ward Jr. (CGC - obit)

James Granbery Ward, Jr MT. PLEASANT - "A man's reputation does not belong only to himself, but to the family, friends, his profession and the public," (Bowen, BF, 1904). We all own a piece of James G. Ward, Jr., MD. We know who he was, what he was involved in, his passions and his energies, and we cannot count the many ways he has influenced our lives. James Granbery Ward, Jr., age 74, passed away on Thursday, May 28, at Hospice of Charleston.

Published in: The Post and Courier - web site

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