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Friday
March 27, 2015
1. Citadel hires Connie Book as new provost
Connie Ledoux Book, the associate provost of academic affairs and a member of the senior cabinet at Elon in North Carolina, will begin leading academics at the military college in July, The Citadel announced in a press release. Book has a bachelor's degree in journalism from LSU, a master's degree in education from Northwestern State University and a Ph.D. in journalism from the University of Georgia.
Broadcast on: WCIV-TV
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Friday
March 27, 2015
2. Dr. Connie Ledoux Book named provost and dean of The Citadel
A respected senior leader from Elon University will become provost and dean of The Citadel early this summer. The Military College of South Carolina announced today that Connie Ledoux Book, Ph.D., currently the associate provost of academic affairs and a member of the senior cabinet at Elon, will begin leading academics at The Citadel in July. Book began at Elon University in 1999 as an assistant professor, eventually becoming a tenured professor, department chair, and associate dean, before advancing to her current roles there. "Dr. Connie Book is a student-centered educator with exceptional talent for academic leadership. During her time at Elon, she has earned the respect of her colleagues as a strategic and thoughtful administrator who strives to advance the university mission and strategic plan for the benefit of students," said Elon University President Leo M. Lambert. "We will miss her many contributions but wish her well as she applies her talents in this new leadership milestone at The Citadel."
Published in: The Citadel Newsroom
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Friday
March 27, 2015
3. Connie Ledoux Book named provost at The Citadel
Connie Ledoux Book, Elon University's associate provost for academic affairs, an accomplished professor of communications and a member of the university's senior staff, has accepted the position of provost and dean at The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina. She begins her work as The Citadel's second-ranking official this summer. "We are pleased to welcome Dr. Connie Book as our new provost and dean of The Citadel," said Citadel President Lt. Gen. John W. Rosa. "She not only has the leadership and academic experience we sought, but she clearly embraces our mission. She is the perfect fit during this exciting time at The Citadel."
Published in: Elon.edu
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Friday
March 27, 2015
4. Deadly force: Police who kill rarely face criminal charges; Hummelstown case is rare
Allegations of the use of excessive force by police officers have engendered widespread outrage across communities and calls for deeper accountability and transparency in police work. But U.S. law enforcement officers are rarely charged with homicide as a result of their actions or conduct in the line of duty, even though thousands of people are killed each year by police officers. Even fewer are ever convicted. "In large part it's because the system recognizes that police officers are making split-second decisions in circumstances that are often very heated," said criminology professor Sean P. Griffin, interim department head of criminal justice at The Citadel in Charleston, S.C. "We get the benefit of taking our time and walking through from 300 feet doing microscopic surgery on their detailed decisions. There's always deference to police. If you are assigning blame or motive, civilians are more willing to give police the benefit of the doubt."
Published in: PennLive.com
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Friday
March 27, 2015
5. In the Military: Summerall Guards
Matthew Kraft was recently named a 2016 Summerall Guard in the changing of the guard ceremony, in which the 2015 guard exchange rifles with the new platoon and give a drill demonstration. Kraft is a rising senior in political science at the military college at The Citadel in South Carolina. Since 1932, The Citadel's Summerall Guards have provided precision drill performances and made appearances, representing the best of the best of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets.
Published in: New Milford Spectrum
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Friday
March 27, 2015
6. Local students make dean's list in fall of 2014
Citadel South Carolina Corps of Cadets Savannah Emmrich - Plainfield
Published in: The Herald News
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Friday
March 27, 2015
7. BMV announces new chief of staff: Citadel alumni
Kent Abernathy, commissioner of the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV), has announced a new chief of staff for the agency, Peter L. Lacy. Lacy recently served as national vice president of operations at FinishMaster Inc., which is the leading distributor of automotive coatings and associated products in the U.S. His previous experience includes process improvement, business model transformation and acquisition integration. "Peter is a great addition to the agency," Abernathy said. "His skills and background will help advance our progress and success at the BMV." Lacy is also active in the community and serves as chair of the Clinic Advisory Council for the School of Physical Education & Tourism Management at IUPUI. He is a board member of Junior Achievement and was previously board chair of Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis. Before earning his MBA from Xavier University, Lacy received his bachelor's degree from The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, in Charleston.
Published in: The Flyer Group
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Friday
March 27, 2015
8. Catamounts, Bulldogs Square-Off on the SoCon Baseball Diamond
Two of the Southern Conference's baseball standard bearers square-off in league action this weekend as Western Carolina hosts The Citadel for a three-game series at Childress Field / Hennon Stadium beginning Friday evening. First pitch of the opener is scheduled for 5:00 p.m. with Saturday's game slated for 2:00 p.m. and the finale on Sunday afternoon at 1:00 p.m. All three games will be broadcast on the SoCon Digital Network by the Catamount Sports Network with free, live streaming video online. Fans can also follow the games with live GameTracker through CatamountSports.com.
Published in: CatamountSports.com
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Wednesday
March 25, 2015
1a. Superintendent Spearman Announces Student Advisory Council
State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman recently formed a Student Advisory Council to provide feedback from a student's perspective on education in South Carolina's classrooms. "Sometimes when we discuss important education issues, we forget to listen to those who are impacted the most by the decisions we make," said Spearman. "That is why, as State Superintendent, the first advisory group I wanted to form was focused on students. These individuals represent their peers across our state and will provide essential feedback directly to me on policies that affect their schools, families, and communities. I plan to meet with these students at least twice during the school year and work with them to move our education system forward." The following students are on the council: James McManus, The Citadel
Published in: Ed.SC.gov
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Wednesday
March 25, 2015
1b. SC schools chief Spearman forms student advisory panel
State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman wants input from students on what it is like to attend S.C. schools. The Republican who took office in January has formed a student advisory panel made up of college, high- and middle-school students across the state, including from a private school. "Sometimes when we discuss important education issues, we forget to listen to those who are impacted the most by the decisions we make," Spearman said in a news release. "That is why... the first advisory group I wanted to form was focused on students. These individuals represent their peers across our state and will provide essential feedback directly to me on policies that affect their schools, families and communities." Spearman also announced an advisory committee made up of principals from around the state this month. Spearman said she plans to meet with the student-advisory panel at least twice this school year to hear their input. The following students are on the council: James McManus, The Citadel (Charleston)
Published in: The State
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Wednesday
March 25, 2015
1c. SC schools chief Spearman forms student advisory panel
State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman wants input from students on what it is like to attend S.C. schools. The Republican who took office in January has formed a student advisory panel made up of college, high- and middle-school students across the state, including from a private school. "Sometimes when we discuss important education issues, we forget to listen to those who are impacted the most by the decisions we make," Spearman said in a news release. "That is why... the first advisory group I wanted to form was focused on students. These individuals represent their peers across our state and will provide essential feedback directly to me on policies that affect their schools, families and communities." Spearman also announced an advisory committee made up of principals from around the state this month. Spearman said she plans to meet with the student-advisory panel at least twice this school year to hear their input. The following students are on the council: James McManus, The Citadel (Charleston)
Published in: Island Packet
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Wednesday
March 25, 2015
2. Citadel, College of Charleston teams join forces to save James Island rugby program
The annual battle for the Holy City Cup is one of the Lowcountry's most intense rugby rivalries, pitting sides from The Citadel and College of Charleston. "It is a fierce rivalry," said Nick Conners, who plays for the Cougars. "We take a week out of our year, and they take a week out of theirs, just to prepare for that match. That's how much we care about the rivalry." Players from both sides of the rivalry are taking time out of their schedule to save the fledgling rugby program at James Island Charter High School. After the club team's original coach had to leave, the program was in danger of folding after just one season until Citadel assistant coach Tommy Duffy and players from The Citadel and College of Charleston stepped in. "Rugby has taught me so much," said Citadel senior Zach Pritchett, one of the Bulldogs who is helping to coach the Trojans. "I started playing in high school like these guys, and I wanted to show them how great it is, and to help grow the sport."
Published in: The Post and Courier
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Wednesday
March 25, 2015
3. JCSD teachers thankful for new literacy classes
Some teachers in the Jasper County School District are gaining a new experience and taking classes through a program offered by The Citadel. The Jasper County School District has partnered with The Citadel to offer literacy training. Dr. Dan Ouzts and Dr. Larry Daniel helped bring the program to the district along with superintendent Vashti Washington. The program allows qualified teachers to earn a Literacy Education Certificate.
Published in: Savannah Morning News
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Wednesday
March 25, 2015
4. 22 Combat Veterans preparing for 175-mille challenge
A group of combat veterans in South Carolina is preparing to take on one of the biggest challenges they have faced since coming back home from Iraq, Afghanistan and other regions of conflict. The 175-mile PTSD River Challenge will take 22 combat veterans from all branches of the military on an eight-day kayak/canoe and camping journey through the state's waterways from Columbia to Charleston April 17-24. "Why 22? The answer is easy, we are doing this to bring attention to the fact that an average of 22 American combat veterans commit suicide every day," said Bobby Farmer, a Vietnam Veteran who heads Project Josiah Ministry which is leading the event. "We want to support this particular group of South Carolina veterans through this physically demanding and inspirational river journey, but we also want the 175-mile PTSD River Challenge to remind all Americans to be ever vigilant about helping combat veterans adjust to everyday life."
Published in: LowcountryBizSC.com
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Wednesday
March 25, 2015
5. Jeb's South Carolina firewall fails to take shape
Twice before, South Carolina has delivered for the Bush family. In 1988, it famously served as George H.W. Bush's firewall after he finished third in Iowa. Twelve years later, it served the same role for George W. Bush after John McCain's New Hampshire victory. Below the radar, Santorum has spent considerable time on the ground since finishing third, with 17 percent, in the 2012 primary. He has two kids enrolled at The Citadel in Charleston, and his brother lives on nearby Kiawah Island.
Published in: Politico.com
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Wednesday
March 25, 2015
6. Mtn. Grove School Board Candidates
Greg Tesch Brief biography: I was born in Colorado, and because my father was in the US Army, we continued to move around. I graduated from high school in Texas and completed my bachelor's degree at the US Air Force Academy, where I met my wife, the former Annette Martin, daughter of Lacy and Erika Martin. I was commissioned as an artillery officer in the US Marine Corps and served for 20 years before I retired as a Major in 2007. During that time, I deployed to 19 different countries and served in 12 different states. At each duty station, I made the effort to volunteer as much as I could in the communities where I lived. When I was stationed in South Carolina in the late 1990s, I served as a Marine Officer Instructor and Associate Professor of Naval Science at The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina in Charleston, for three years where I taught classes at every level, freshman through senior.
Published in: Mountain Grove News Journal
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Wednesday
March 25, 2015
7. The Citadel narrows field for basketball coaching job
It's been two weeks since The Citadel fired basketball coach Chuck Driesell, and athletic director Jim Senter seems to be narrowing the field of prospective candidates. A source at the military school said the list of candidates for the job includes VMI coach Duggar Baucom and ex-Citadel assistant coach Doug Novak, now the head coach at Division III Bethel University in Arden Hills, Minn.
Published in: The Post and Courier
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Wednesday
March 25, 2015
8a. Shooters Named to Scholastic All-America Team
A total of 14 shooters from The Citadel have been named as Scholastic All-Americans by the Collegiate Rifle Coaches Association for the 2014-15 season. The Citadel was tied with Tennessee-Martin for the most selections of any school in the nation. The Bulldog contingent is led by seniors Robert Jackson, Nathaniel Moy, Teddi Haliscak and Elizabeth Ordway. Juniors who earned spots on the team included Michael Chen, Jennifer Burch, Amber Mills, Haley Osmer and Fallon Weaver. Honored as a sophomore was John Hightower, and freshmen Matthew Davenport, Morgan Long, Colton Poole and Raven Wills were also recognized.
Published in: CitadelSports.com
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Wednesday
March 25, 2015
8b. Big First Inning Powers Winthrop Past The Citadel
Winthrop scored five times in the first and went on to snap an eight-game losing streak to The Citadel, defeating the Bulldogs 11-4 on Tuesday in Rock Hill. The Eagles (16-8) earned a season split with The Citadel (14-9) after losing 6-5 at Riley Park last Wednesday. The last Winthrop win over the Bulldogs came on April 6, 2011. Brad Kaczka tripled three times and drove in five runs to pace Winthrop. He launched a three-base hit to right center to highlight a five-hit first that staked the Eagles to their early lead and added three more RBI on a triple in the fourth that built Winthrop's advantage to 9-1.
Broadcast on: WCSC-TV
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Wednesday
March 25, 2015
8c. Easler signs with The Citadel
Harry Easler, a senior at Williamsburg Academy, committed to The Citadel to play football next fall. Easler was a four-year starter on the offensive line for the Stallions. Harry was a three-time All-Region selection, selected to the High School Sports Report All-Rookie Team, a three time All-State selection, and played in the North/South football game this season.
Published in: King Tree News
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Wednesday
March 25, 2015
9. William "Billy" Philpot, Jr. Citadel Alumni Obituary
There will be a celebration of the life well lived for William K. Philpot Jr. who joined the Church Triumphant Sunday, March 22, 2015. In November 2013, he was diagnosed with a brain tumor. He had cancer, but it never had him. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 29, at First Reformed Church, 210 Central Avenue, Landis, NC. The Rev. David Franks will officiate. The family will receive friends Sunday after the service at the church. Billy was the first child of Dr. William K. Philpot and Mae Bowles Philpot, born on their wedding anniversary, July 9, 1933, in Augusta, Ga. After graduation from Richmond Academy in Augusta and to his father's delight, he chose to attend The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina in Charleston, S.C. He wears The Ring as a proud member of the Class of '55. As a first-class (senior) cadet he was a member of the Summerall Guards, a precision drill platoon. Becoming a member of the Guards is considered one of the highest achievements for a cadet at The Citadel.
Published in: IndependentTribune.com
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Tuesday
March 24, 2015
1. The 25 Public Colleges Where Students Graduate The Fastest
The schools that will help you avoid the wasted time and added expense of spending a fifth year (or more) in the classroom. One casualty of the ongoing budget problems and overcrowding at public colleges is speed. The average time public college students take to earn what used to be called a "four-year degree" is currently about 4.6 years.
Published in: Time.com
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Tuesday
March 24, 2015
2. Combat veterans in S.C. prepare for a challenge unlike any other
A group of combat veterans in South Carolina is preparing to take on one of the biggest challenges they have faced since coming back home from Iraq, Afghanistan and other regions of conflict. The 175-mile PTSD River Challenge will take 22 combat veterans from all branches of the military on an eight-day kayak/canoe and camping journey through the state’s waterways from Columbia to Charleston April 17-24. "Why 22? The answer is easy, we are doing this to bring attention to the fact that an average of 22 American combat veterans commit suicide every day," said Bobby Farmer, a Vietnam Veteran who heads Project Josiah Ministry which is leading the event. "We want to support this particular group of South Carolina veterans through this physically demanding and inspirational river journey, but we also want the 175-mile PTSD River Challenge to remind all Americans to be ever vigilant about helping combat veterans adjust to everyday life."
Published in: LowcountryToday.com
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Tuesday
March 24, 2015
2. Combat veterans in S.C. prepare for a challenge unlike any other
A group of combat veterans in South Carolina is preparing to take on one of the biggest challenges they have faced since coming back home from Iraq, Afghanistan and other regions of conflict. The 175-mile PTSD River Challenge will take 22 combat veterans from all branches of the military on an eight-day kayak/canoe and camping journey through the state’s waterways from Columbia to Charleston April 17-24. "Why 22? The answer is easy, we are doing this to bring attention to the fact that an average of 22 American combat veterans commit suicide every day," said Bobby Farmer, a Vietnam Veteran who heads Project Josiah Ministry which is leading the event. "We want to support this particular group of South Carolina veterans through this physically demanding and inspirational river journey, but we also want the 175-mile PTSD River Challenge to remind all Americans to be ever vigilant about helping combat veterans adjust to everyday life."
Published in: JournalScene.com
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Tuesday
March 24, 2015
2. Combat veterans in S.C. prepare for a challenge unlike any other
combat veterans in South Carolina is preparing to take on one of the biggest challenges they have faced since coming back
Published in: The Digitel
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Tuesday
March 24, 2015
2. Combat Veterans in S.C. Prepare for Challenge Unlike Any Other
A group of combat veterans in South Carolina is preparing to take on one of the biggest challenges they have faced since coming back home from Iraq, Afghanistan and other regions of conflict. The 175-mile PTSD River Challenge will take 22 combat veterans from all branches of the military on an eight-day kayak/canoe and camping journey through the state's waterways from Columbia to Charleston April 17-24.
Published in: HighBeam.com
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Tuesday
March 24, 2015
3. Richard Ebeling: Keynesian Central Banker Induced Credit Bubbles and More Centrally Planned Credit Bubbles Coming Soon
Jason Burack of Wall St for Main St interviewed Austrian School Economist and author Richard Ebeling. Richard is currently the BB&T Distinguished Professor of Ethics and Free Enterprise Leadership at The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina. He also writes Austrian School of Economics books and occasionally writes for the Mises Institute. During this 30+ minute interview, Jason asks Richard to explain the differences between the 3 major schools of economics: Keynesian, Monetarist and Austrian School of Economics. Richard goes in depth and into great detail on the origins and core philosophies of all 3 major schools of economic thought.
Published in: InvestmentWatchBlog.com
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Tuesday
March 24, 2015
4. Citadel basketball's Jake Wright requests transfer release
Citadel basketball player Jake Wright, who made the Southern Conference all-freshman team last season, has requested a release to transfer from the military school, a school spokesman has confirmed. The request has been denied until The Citadel hires a new coach, the spokesman said. Wright's request was first reported by scoutsfocus.com. Wright, a 6-4 guard from Hopkins, Minn., averaged 8.9 points in 29 games for the Bulldogs last season. He shot 42.1 percent from 3-point range, tied for third in the SoCon.
Published in: The Post and Courier
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Tuesday
March 24, 2015
5. Bulldogs Head to Winthrop and Western This Week
The Citadel baseball team visits Winthrop on Tuesday in the makeup of an earlier rainout before opening Southern Conference play this weekend at Western Carolina. The Bulldogs begin the week with a record of 14-8, a mark built on the strength of a nine-game winning streak that ended in the second game of Saturday's doubleheader against UMBC. The Citadel went 10-4 on its recently completed 14-game homestand.
Published in: CitadelSports.com
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Tuesday
March 24, 2015
6. Winthrop baseball faces The Citadel, USC Upstate in midweek action
The Winthrop baseball team will look to even the score as it plays host to The Citadel on Tuesday and USC Upstate on Wednesday. The Eagles (15-8, 1-2 Big South) dropped games to both teams earlier in the year, playing each less than 24 hours after wins over Clemson and South Carolina. Both of this week's games are scheduled for 6 p.m. at the Winthrop Ballpark.
Published in: The Herald
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