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Thursday
December 8, 2016
1. Citadel grad, cadet looking to explore space
The intrepid Col. Randy Bresnik is scheduled to return to space in May, this time to command the International Space Station. And this time, The Citadel graduate's training will be blogged by cadet Angelica McNerny, who is contracted to be commissioned by the Air Force when she graduates in May as she pursues a career in space exploration. She flew Wednesday to the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. "It doesn't get much better than this," she said. Bresnik, a 1989 graduate, was a veteran Marine Corps aviator when he became one of 11 members of NASA's Astronaut Class 9 in 2004, selected from about 4,000 applicants. He space-walked in 2009 aboard the shuttle Atlantis and talked later about the awe of circling the Earth every half-hour, watching the sun rise. On the space station, he will lead an international crew, commissioned in space as the current mission leader returns to Earth. "His unassuming leadership style and service to our country as a pilot and astronaut continue to inspire cadets and many others who follow Col. Bresnik's accomplishments," said Col. Tom Clark, director of The Citadel's Krause Center for Leadership Ethics. To view McNerny's blog, go to www.citadel.edu, click on the Bresnik link and then on #CitadeSpaceStar.
Published in: The Post and Courier
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Thursday
December 8, 2016
2. Citadel Space Star to Lead His Second International Space Station Expedition
Veteran NASA astronaut and Citadel alumnus, Col. Randy Bresnik, USMC (Ret.), is training for his next mission: he will command Expedition 53 to the International Space Station scheduled to launch in May of 2017. Halfway through his anticipated six months on the ISS when the commander of Expedition 52 departs, Bresnik will assume command of the space station itself. Bresnik is one of 45 active astronauts listed by NASA, and a senior one with regard to experience. This will be his second visit to the ISS. His primary missions have included: STS-129: In 2009, Bresnik was a part of the Space Shuttle Atlantis crew that docked with the ISS for 11 days of assignments. His two spacewalks during that mission known as STS-129 totaled 11 hours and 50 minutes. His daughter was born while he was on the mission. A video of his celebration in space can be seen by clicking here. Cave-a-naut: Bresnik trained as a cave-a-naut (a video can be seen by clicking here) for the European Space Agency, testing impacts on the human body while living deep beneath the Earth's surface. Aquanaut: In 2014, Bresnik commanded a team of aquanauts for NASA's Extreme Environment Mission Operation, aboard the Aquarius underwater laboratory. Much of the training for the May expedition to the ISS occurs at Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. Citadel Cadet Angelica McNerny will be onsite at the center Dec. 8 to observe Bresnik in an ISS mockup where training for emergency scenarios will be underway. She will be reporting on his endeavors for several months until launch on a Citadel blog and via the college's social media using #CitadelSpaceStar.
Published in: CharlestonCEO.com
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Thursday
December 8, 2016
3. Video: Entrepreneurship, the Market Economy and Human Betterment
On Thursday, Octobert 20, 2016 The Nassau Institute & The College of The Bahamas presented a lecture by Professor Richard Ebeling on "Entrepreneurship, the Market Economy and Human Betterment" in the lecture hall at the Harry C. Moore Library at College of The Bahamas (now the University of The Bahamas) starting at 6:30pm. Summary of lecture: "We easily take for granted the continuous and wondrous material and cultural improvements in our everyday lives. But they are neither guaranteed nor certain. Instead, they are due to the entrepreneurial mind and spirit that, in fact, is potentially in any one of us. But the innovations, creativity and alertness to market opportunities from which human betterment comes is dependent upon a political and economic environment of freedom and competitive openness, without which prosperity and rising standards of living would be impossible."
Published in: NassauInstitute.org
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Thursday
December 8, 2016
4. Citadel's Brent Thompson second in national coach of the year voting
The Citadel football coach Brent Thompson finished as the runner-up in voting for the Eddie Robinson Award, given annually to the FCS national coach of the year. Thompson received 37 first-place votes and 435 points in voting by national media, finishing just behind award winner K.C. Keeler of Sam Houston State. Former Citadel coach Mike Houston, now at James Madison, was third in the voting. Thompson, who was Houston's offensive coordinator at Lenoir-Rhyne and at The Citadel, led the Bulldogs to a 10-2 record and a second straight Southern Conference championship. The Bulldogs went 8-0 in the SoCon and won their first 10 games of the season. Keeler received 41 first-place votes and 442 points to narrowly beat out Thompson.
Published in: The Post and Courier
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Thursday
December 8, 2016
5. The Citadel gets 50 point win over Toccoa Falls
Zane Najdawi and Warren Sledge each posted double-doubles as The Citadel men's basketball team cruised to a 144-94 win over Toccoa Falls on Wednesday evening. The Citadel (7-4) raced out to an eight-point lead in the first 1:30 as Quayson Williams and Sledge each buried three-pointers and Brian White hit a jumper. The Bulldogs never took their foot off the gas and after White hit back-to-back three-pointers with four minutes remaining, The Citadel had extended its lead to 58-41. At the halftime break, head coach Duggar Baucom and company held a 77-51 lead thanks to aPreston Parks' three-pointer with one second remaining in the half. The 77 points scored in the first half is second most in program history behind the 83 points the Bulldogs put up against Mid-Atlantic Christian last year. White opened the second half with back-to-back threes, extending The Citadel's lead to 32 and with 12:23 remaining in the game, Kaelon Harris hit two free throws to make it 100-71. Ezekiel Balogun threw down his fourth dunk of the game with 1:18 remaining and then hit two free throws one minute later to give the Bulldogs the 50-point victory. The Citadel had 14 finish in the scoring column with nine tallying double digits. Najdawi led the team with 22 points and 10 rebounds while Sledge finished with 18 points, on six-of-10 shooting from behind the arc, and 10 assists. Balogun finished one rebound shy of a double-double, scoring a career-high 15 points in 10 minutes of action. The Bulldogs shot 50 percent from the field for the fourth time this season and finished 35-of-40 from the charity stripe. The Citadel forced the Eagles (4-5) to turn the ball over 28 times as the Bulldogs scored 42 points off the miscues.
Published in: WCSC-TV Charleston, SC
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Thursday
December 8, 2016
6. The Citadel Basketball Moving To FM Radio
The Citadel basketball games will have an increased presence in the Charleston market, including a move to FM radio, it was announced Wednesday. Kirkman Broadcasting, the radio rights holder for The Citadel Athletics, has finalized plans to move the Bulldogs' basketball games from 1450-AM to the company's new all-sports stations 98.5-FM and 1340-AM The Zone. The move takes place in time for Wednesday night's Holy City Hoops Classic finale against Toccoa Falls. Of The Citadel's final 21 regular season games, 14 will air on The Zone with another four airing on ESPN Radio 98.9-FM and three additional games being broadcast on ESPN Radio 94.7-FM and 910-AM. Each broadcast, led by the Voice of the Bulldogs Mike Legg, begins 30 minutes prior to tip off with the pre-game show. Wednesday night's game against Toccoa Falls is set for 7 p.m. inside McAlister Field House. Tickets are available by calling The Citadel Athletic Ticket Office at 843-953-DOGS (3647).
Published in: CitadelSports.com
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Wednesday
December 7, 2016
1. Citadel space star to lead his second International Space Station expedition
Veteran NASA astronaut and Citadel alumnus, Col. Randy Bresnik, USMC (Ret.), is training for his next mission: he will command Expedition 53 to the International Space Station (ISS) scheduled to launch in May of 2017. Halfway through his anticipated six months on the ISS, when the commander of Expedition 52 departs, Bresnik will assume command of the space station itself. Bresnik is one of 45 active astronauts listed by NASA, and a senior one with regard to experience. This will be his second visit to the ISS. His primary missions have included: STS-129: In 1009, Bresnik was a part of the Space Shuttle Atlantic crew that docked with the ISS for 11 days of assignments. His two spacewalks during that mission known as STS-129 totaled 11 hours and 50 minutes. His daughter was born while he was on the mission. A video of his celebration in space can be seen in the article. Cave-a-naut: Bresnik trained as a cave-a-naut for the European Space Agency, testing impacts on the human body while living deep beneath the Earth's surface. Aquanaut: In 2014, Bresnik commanded a team of aquanauts for NASA's Extreme Environment Mission Operation (NEEMO), aboard the Aquarius underwater laboratory. Much of the training for the May expedition to the ISS occurs at Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. Citadel Cadet Angelica McNerny will be onsite at the center Dec. 8 to observe Bresnik in an ISS mockup where training for emergency scenarios will be underway. She will be reporting on his endeavors for several months until launch on a Citadel blog and via the college's social media using #CitadelSpaceStar.
Published in: The Citadel Newsroom
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Wednesday
December 7, 2016
2. 97-year-old shares memories of military life on and after Pearl Harbor Day
Stationed in Gander, Newfoundland, on Dec. 7, 1941, James "Jim" Kendrick remembers clearly the immediate security measures taken to defend his military base after word arrived that the Japanese had bombed Pearl Harbor. "Security on the base was drastically changed," said Kendrick who retired as a lieutenant colonel with 28 years of service as a World War II military bomber pilot. "We went on such extreme security that when the commander's car was going somewhere and failed to stop, they put four bullets into the car," he said. Kendrick said the fear, just like after the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, was that Pearl Harbor was just the initial attack with more to come. Every military base was placed on immediate alert... Kendrick can still remember flying over a torpedoed ship one day and seeing two bodies frozen to death in a small rescue boat, the rest of the crew missing. There was no way to reach them in time to save them. Later in his career, Kendrick was stationed at the U.S. Air Force headquarters in Washington, D.C. He retired to Myrtle Beach and says that and attending The Citadel are the best decisions he ever made. "Being ninety-seven and one-half, I am a lucky man," Kendrick said. A North Carolina native, he outlived the love of his life, Geneva "Ninky" Sanders Kendrick, who died almost four years ago. He is happy to be active, still driving and able to remember so many facts about his past. He is quick to say that he is a "saver of everything" but not a hero or a fighter pilot.
Published in: Myrtle Beach Online
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Wednesday
December 7, 2016
3. Patriots Point holds Pearl Harbor memorial service
The 75th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and six other military bases on Oahu will be commemorated on Wednesday, Dec. 7 with a memorial service aboard the historic USS Yorktown. The free service, located at 40 Patriots Point Road in Mount Pleasant, begins at 11 a.m. and is expected to end at noon. A pre-ceremony video will play before it starts. The service will include a wreath laying, tolling of a bell and a traditional gun salute in memory of each of the 25 known South Carolina men who were killed during the attack. Captain Scott D. Heller, the commanding officer of SPAWAR Systems Center (SSC) Atlantic, and Larry Grant, an adjunct professor in the Department of History at The Citadel will be the featured speakers. Museum admission and parking will be waived from 10 to 11 a.m. for the memorial service. The museum will feature unique artifacts from ships involved in the Pearl Harbor attack on display. The Japanese used more than 353 aircraft during the hour-and-15-minute attack on Pearl Harbor. More than 2,403 U.S. personnel, including 68 civilians were killed. In total, more than 300 U.S. aircraft and 19 Navy ships were destroyed or damaged, including eight battleships.
Broadcast on: WCBD-TV Charleston, SC
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Wednesday
December 7, 2016
4. Judo instructor competes in international event
Local educators Robert Gouthro and Dr. Lisa Capriotti recently represented the United States in the World Judo Kata Championships in Malta, a small island nation in the Mediterranean off Africa. Thirty nations sent their premier judo teams to compete and Gouthro and Capriotti placed seventh. Gouthro teaches English at Fort Dorchester Elementary School. The pair has practiced kata, which requires two people performing together, for the past five years and train throughout the year. Their goal is to win gold at the International Judo Federation World Kata Championships. Kata is a technical and exacting demonstration of precise skills, judged by experts. "No United States team has ever won at the IJF World Kata tournament so it's a very tough nut to crack," Gouthro said. As with any international competition, financing is a huge challenge, and we fundraise year round. Most European and Asian teams are fully funded by their governments or sports federations, so we're at a big disadvantage. Even so, I'm sure this is something we can do." In addition to competition training, Gouthro and Capriotti volunteer as instructors at the Samurai Judo Association on the Naval Weapons Station in Goose Creek. That club offers free judo and jujitsu (self-defense) instruction with five classes each week to active duty military personnel, retirees, and adult dependents and Department of Defense contractors. They also volunteer at the American Judo and Jujitsu Academy on Highway 78 in Summerville.
Published in: The Citadel Newsroom - Faculty News
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Wednesday
December 7, 2016
5. Clarendon Hall earns SACS accreditation
Clarendon Hall has been awarded accreditation upon the recommendation from an external review team representing AdvaceED, the parent organization of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The accreditation is for a five-year period. The external review team was trained by the South Carolina Independent School Association and was chaired by Dr. Stephenie Hewett, associate professor at The Citadel. AdvanceED is a global accrediting agency which serves more than 34,000 schools. The resources and standards of AdvanceEd ensure that Clarendon Hall is committed to continuous school improvement. The rigorous review process focused on five standards: Standard 1 - Purpose and Direction; Standard 2 - Governance and Leadership; Standard 3 - Teaching and Assessing for Learning; Standard 4 - Resources and Support Systems; Standard 5 - Using Results for Continuous Improvement. By ensuring continuous improvement in these areas, AdvanceEd seeks to create and initiate change, growth and innovation in their schools. "The process of SACS Accreditation is absolutely exhaustive, but it exposes our opportunities for improvement, which have already begun," said Clarendon Hall Headmaster Phillip Rizzo. "With the help of SCISA, we are developing a professional development model which will ultimately allow us to better serve our students." The South Carolina Independent School Association is a non-profit, voluntary association of more than 120 independent schools, which serve more than 37,000 teachers and students.
Published in: ManningLive.com
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Wednesday
December 7, 2016
6. The Citadel's Najdawi Earns Second Weekly Honor
Zane Najdawi has been named Southern Conference Player of the Week for the second time this season, it was announced Tuesday. "We are all very proud of Zane and his early season accomplishments," head coach Duggar Baucom said. "Zane understands that his work ethic, attention to detail and high motor are the big reasons for his success. He comes in every day and tries to better his best. He is a fun kid to coach and he has earned his teammates' complete confidence in him on both ends of the floor." Najdawi had three stellar performances for The Citadel at the Holy City Hoops Classic this past weekend, beginning with his first career 30-point game against Colgate on Dec. 2. The sophomore finished 16-of-17 from the free throw line, grabbed nine rebounds and recorded four steals in the contest, helping the Bulldogs top the Raiders 108-101 in the tournament opener. In a 97-92 win over USC Upstate, Najdawi finished with 16 points and six rebounds after going six-of-12 from the floor as the 'Dogs earned their third consecutive victory. Najdawi wrapped up the weekend with his third double-double of the season, finishing with 21 points and 11 rebounds against Campbell, going seven-of-10 from the field and six-of-seven from the free throw line. This season, Najdawi is averaging a team-best 19.9 points and 8.3 rebounds per game and has recorded six 20-point games already this season. Currently shooting 86 percent from the free throw line, Najdawi has tallied five consecutive games scoring in double figures. He has led the team in scoring five times this year and has been the team's leading rebounder seven times.
Published in: WCSC-TV Charleston, SC
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Wednesday
December 7, 2016
7. The Citadel Sets Game At Georgia Tech In 2019
The Citadel football team will travel to Atlanta to play Georgia Tech in the 2019 season, athletic director Jim Senter announced Tuesday. "I am excited about this opportunity for our football team," Senter said. "We strive to provide exceptional experiences for all of our cadet-athletes, and playing games in ACC environments is a great experience for the members of our football program. We need guarantee games in FCS, and our goal is to play those around the Southeast to reduce travel and allow our fans to see us play. This is a regional game in a fantastic city, which allows our great fan base to travel and enjoy The Citadel football in Atlanta." The Bulldogs are set to play in Bobby Dodd Stadium on Sept. 14, 2019. The game will be the 11th meeting all-time between the two schools in a series that dates back to 1912. With the addition of Georgia Tech to the 2019 schedule, The Citadel has FBS contests set for each of the next three seasons. The Bulldogs travel to Clemson on Nov. 18, 2017, and to Alabama on Nov. 17, 2018. "I want to thank Jim Senter for working tirelessly to find us a guarantee game for the 2019 season," head coach Brent Thompson said. "These schedules are not easy to make, and for us the guarantee games are important for many reasons. We have a strong following in Georgia, and it is a state we recruit heavily. Having this agreement finalized now allows us to tell recruits that they will have the opportunity to play back home in a great environment. We are completely focused on finishing strong with our 2017 signing class and beginning preparation for the 2017 season, but it is great to have guarantee games for the next three years established."
Broadcast on: WCSC-TV Charleston, SC
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Tuesday
December 6, 2016
1. The Citadel joins national initiative to introduce students to computer science
To kick off national Computer Science Education Week, the White House is recognizing a Year of Action Supporting Computer Science for All. As part of the initiative, The Citadel will offer teacher professional development opportunities and engage middle school students in coding education from Dec. 5 - 11, 2016. "We are so excited to be able to support the Lowcountry and the state of South Carolina's initiative to infuse computer science into all schools," said Director of the STEM Center of Excellence at The Citadel, Jennifer Albert, Ph.D. "South Carolina Superintendent of Education, Molly Spearman, has advocated for an Hour of Code in every school, and we stemhave been able to help a large number of schools achieve that in the Charleston area." The Citadel will participate in the following activities during Computer Science Education Week: Monday, Dec. 5 - Hour of Code at Lexington Technology Center; Tuesday, Dec. 6 - Hour of Code at College Park Middle School and Summerville High School; Wednesday, Dec. 7 - Hour of Code at Windsor Hill Art Infused Elementary School; Thursday, Dec. 8 - Hour of Code at Newington Elementary School. In the summer of 2017, The Citadel will offer a STEAM Summer Camp on coding for teachers and students in collaboration with Engaging Creative Minds. The STEM Center of Excellence at The Citadel works to prepare students for the 21st century workforce. A collaborative effort of The Citadel's Schools of Education, Engineering and Science and Mathematics, the STEM Center delivers outreach initiatives to increase student interest, participation and opportunities in the STEM disciplines and develops innovative programming related to teacher preparation and professional development activities. The STEM Center also supports The Citadel's efforts to produce more graduates who are poised to become successful leaders in STEM fields.
Published in: The Citadel Newsroom
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Tuesday
December 6, 2016
2. The Charleston International Airport-Bulldog Connection
With the roar of aircraft surrounding them, 11 cadets and veteran students from The Citadel stood on Taxiway Alpha studying how Charleston International Airport is improving its infrastructure to support a rapidly growing Lowcountry aviation industry. "I'm trying to shoot for a Boeing internship this summer to work on the construction side of things; building planes and to see what they're made of, so seeing how the airport and control tower works goes hand and hand," said Cadet Cody Floyd. For weeks the junior Civil Engineering major from Georgetown, S.C., had anticipated the Nov. 3 trip, which was made possible by Citadel graduates working at the airport. "This was a unique chance for the cadets to broaden their knowledge of airport operations and see how the work we are doing here applies to their Civil Engineering studies and to possible engineering careers in the aviation field," said Hernan Pena, vice president of engineering for the Charleston County Aviation Authority. Pena, a 1984 graduate of The Military college of South Carolina, along with Phil Strope, Class of 1999, of ADC Engineering; and airport Project Engineer Jonathan Sheppard, Evening Undergraduate Studies, Class of 2006, took the cadets onto the airfield where a $21 million taxiway improvement project is under way. The group also visited the FAA Air Traffic Control Tower. The taxiway project includes lighting upgrades, sign replacement, concrete reconstruction and drainage improvements. It is being funded by the FAA Airport Improvement Program (90 percent) and the Aviation Authority (10 percent).
Published in: The Citadel Newsroom
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Tuesday
December 6, 2016
3. Judo instructors compete in international event
Local educators Robert Gouthro and Dr. Lisa Capriotti recently represented the United States in the World Judo Kata Championships in Malta, a small island nation in the Mediterranean off Africa. Thirty nations sent their premier judo teams to compete and Gouthro and Capriotti placed seventh. Gouthro teaches English at Fort Dorchester Elementary School. Capriotti, a US Navy veteran, teaches chemistry at The Citadel. Gouthro has studied judo, karate, iaido, and jujitsu for fourteen years and recently was promoted to second-degree black belt in judo. Capriotti has studied judo, karate, iaido, and jujitsu for over 17 years and also holds second-degree black belt rank in judo. The pair has practiced kata, which requires two people performing together, for the past five years and train throughout the year. Their goal is to win gold at the International Judo Federation World Kata Championships. Kata is a technical and exacting demonstration of precise skills, judged by experts. "No United States team has ever won at the IJF World Kata tournament so it's a very tough nut to crack," Gouthro said. As with any international competition, financing is a huge challenge, and we fundraise year round. Most European and Asian teams are fully funded by their governments or sports federations, so we're at a big disadvantage. Even so, I'm sure this is something we can do." In addition to competition training, Gouthro and Capriotti volunteer as instructors at the Samurai Judo Association on the Naval Weapons Station in Goose Creek. That club offers free judo and jujitsu (self-defense) instruction with five classes each week to active duty military personnel, retirees, and adult dependents and Department of Defense contractors.
Published in: The Gazette
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Tuesday
December 6, 2016
4. Tim Smith appointed to City Council
The Lincolnton City Council voted unanimously Thursday to appoint Tim Smith to the board in place of Devin Rhyne, who announced his resignation at the conclusion that day's meeting. Smith, like Rhyne, is a Republican who resides inside the Ward 1 precinct. Smith was born and raised in Lincoln County, graduating from Lincolnton High School. Smith went to college at The Citadel and earned his degree in business administration before returning to Lincolnton where he has worked as a certified public accountant for more than 25 years. Rhyne approached Smith about serving as his successor some time ago when he and his family first made the decision to begin building a new house on the western end of Lincoln County. "He knows my values and what I stand for and he knows that we see things pretty much eye-to-eye most of the time," Smith said. Smith spoke about his priorities as a newly minted councilman in an interview with the Lincoln Times-News. "I see that there are more things that we need to be doing for the infrastructure around town," Smith said. "We've done a good job of recovering from all of the hard times that we've had since 2008 and now we need to be putting money back into the infrastructure. That means the water, the sewer, the power and the roads in order to make sure that we've got something here for the next generation and the generation after that. A lot of what has been built in this town is 40 or 50 years old and we have to continue to replace this stuff."
Published in: Lincoln-Times News
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Tuesday
December 6, 2016
5. Walker Tops Journeymen Tussle with 100th Victory
The Citadel wrestling's Aaron Walker placed first in Pool A of the 157-lb weight class to lead the Bulldogs at the Journeymen Tussle on Sunday. Walker (11-4) dropped his first match against Pennsylvania's Maaziah Bethea by a close 8-7 decision, but rebounded with two straight victories to claim his pool. He won by forfeit over NC State's Max Roshkopf before defeating Rutgers' John Van Brill in a 12-10 sudden victory. With the two victories, Walker reached 100 victories for his career. He owns a record of 100-29 at The Citadel and has now won 11 of his last 13 matches after starting the season at 0-2. The Bulldogs also added three third place finishes in Andrew Szalwinski, Douglas Gudenburr and Sawyer Root. Szalwinski (6-9) dropped his first two matches of the tournament, but responded with two straight victories to grab third place at 133 pounds. In a Bulldog battle, Szalwinski faced teammate Andrew Clayton (1-8) in the third round. Szalwinski came away with a close 2-0 decision over Clayton. He then defeated Pennsylvania's Tristan Devincenzo by a 9-4 decision to close out his tournament. Gudenburr (13-6) began his day with a 5-2 decision over Pennsylvania's Patrick Munn before dropping his second round match at 141 pounds. Gudenburr bounced back with a 16-0 technical fall over Charles Banaszak in just 2:57. He fell in his final round match to Campbell's Joshua Heil to finish 2-2 at the tournament.
Published in: CitadelSports.com
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Monday
December 5, 2016
1a. World-class bass opera singer and Citadel alumnus to address Class of 2017
Former Citadel football player turned internationally-known opera singer, Morris Robinson, will deliver the last address The Citadel Class of 2017 hears before heading out into the world and forging paths as leaders across the nation. Robinson, Class of 1991, will address the South Carolina Corps of Cadets during commencement at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 6. Robinson grew up in Atlanta, the son of a Baptist minister and a mother who insisted her children play musical instruments and be successful in school. His earliest memory of singing was in his church's kid's choir when he was just six years old. Throughout his childhood, he was always drawn to the football field, but at the age of 10 he was too large to play in his age group and instead joined the elite Atlanta Boys Choir. After being offered scholarships for music at multiple colleges, Robinson decided to enroll at The Citadel so he could play football. As a cadet he played for the Bulldogs and sang in The Citadel Choir - excelling in academics and extracurricular activities. "It is an honor for the Class of 2017 to be able to hear from such an inspirational leader as we prepare to head out into the world," said senior cadet Devin Taylor, Echo Company athletic officer. "Morris Robinson's story sends a message to keep reaching for your goals no matter how big they may be." Robinson graduated with a degree in English and worked for 3M Technologies in Washington, D.C. for several years before eventually auditioning for a spot with The Choral Arts Society of Washington. Shortly after earning a place with the choir, his career took him to Boston where he was accepted into the New England Conservatory of Music's continuing education program ultimately earning a place in The Opera Institute at Boston University.
Published in: The Citadel Newsroom
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Monday
December 5, 2016
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Published in: Charleston Business Mag
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Monday
December 5, 2016
2a. Citadel Graduate College alumna becomes oldest woman to swim Straits of Gibraltar
Nancy Haynsworth, a Citadel Graduate College alumna, U.S. Air Force veteran and instructor at the college, recently became the oldest woman to swim across the Straits of Gibraltar this year. In late November, the Asociacion Cruce a Nado Estrechio de Gibraltar (ACNEG) honored the 59-year-old Haynsworth as the Oldest Female Swimmer with Neoprene for 2016. "I started competitive swimming at the age of 40, so I could swim with my two children," said Haynsworth. "We competed in swim meets throughout Europe when I was stationed there. My son swam for the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, and my daughter swims for the academy now. She was part of my support crew, monitoring my hydration, stroke rate, and body temperature during the swim in the strait." Of the 141 people who have successfully crossed the Straits, 22 are women. "I trained very hard for three years for this particular event, swimming a minimum of 30,000 meters per week along with strength and functional fitness land training and extra land cardio, while adhering to a sound nutrition program," Haynsworth said. "It is a thrill to be the oldest person to accomplish the swim this year, just in time for my 60th."
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3. A piece of history returns to The Citadel
The Friends of the Daniel Library will hold a ceremony celebrating the acquisition of the James B. White Sword at 6:30p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 6. The program will include a tribute to the sword donors, recognition of the descendants of James B. White, as well as an homage to the Battalion of State Cadets. The event is open to the public. Tim Keohane, the sword's owner and one of the people who made the return of the sword possible, provided the following article to explain the history of the sword and the story behind the acquisition of this Citadel artifact. Maj. James B. White graduated from The Citadel in 1849. In 1852, he became professor of mathematics at his alma mater. He was appointed fifth president (then called superintendent) of the college in 1861 and served in that capacity until 1865. During the Civil War, cadets were known as the Battalion of State Cadets. White led the Cadet Battalion of State Cadets at the Battle of Tulfinny Creek in December 1864. Following the war, The Citadel was closed and White retired to Marion, S.C., where he established a private academy-the only school in Marion at the time. He also became involved in the first alumni association and was instrumental in the reopening of The Citadel in 1877. He died in 1906. In August of 2015, I was reminded of White's place in Citadel history when I got a call from Dan Carroll, '86, a sword collector. "Tim, I believe I have found a unique piece of Citadel history for auction," he said.
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4. Citadel labor historian arrested in Crosstown protest
One of the seven people arrested in Tuesday's traffic-disrupting protest for a $15 minimum wage was Kieran Taylor, an associate professor at The Citadel and historian of American labor movements. Tuesday evening, organizers held up signs and chanted outside of a McDonald's restaurant on the Septima P. Clark Expressway, a road named after a local educator and civil rights-era activist. Police arrested seven protesters on disorderly conduct charges when they blocked traffic on the expressway, also known as the Crosstown. Protesters were arguing for union representation and a living wage, or enough for a full-time worker to supply his or her basic needs. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology Living Wage Calculator, which tracks grocery and childcare costs among other indices, places the living wage for a single adult in Charleston County at $11.69 an hour. The living wage for a single parent of one child is $21.60. The federally mandated minimum wage, which many restaurant and service workers earn, is $7.25 an hour. "People out there are hurting, and I think they deserve a living wage," Taylor said. "I think we're a better community, we're a better country when people are paid a living wage."
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5. Hires and promotions
Business services - Kirk McMillan has joined Abraxas Business Services as principal of its Charleston business-brokerage office. He also is CEO of RiseWell LLC and chair of Vistage. He has a bachelor's degree in business administration from The Citadel and a master's degree in business administration from Kennesaw State University.
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6. Behind Citadel grad Jeff Farrington, North Greenville looks to advance in D-II playoffs
Fifty miles north of Clemson, where college football reigns supreme and all eyes are on the Tigers' hunt for a playoff berth, Jeff Farrington's North Greenville team is quietly writing the story of their own postseason. The 9-4 Division II Crusaders don't garner the prestige or the national attention neighboring Clemson does, but come Saturday, North Greenville is set to match up with North Alabama in the third round of the NCAA playoffs with a trip to the semifinals on the line. Much of the Crusaders' success stems from Farrington and the way he approaches running his program. And much of his background comes from his previous ties to the Lowcountry - The Citadel. "I walked on and played for Art Baker there at The Citadel and that was in 1978, and I graduated in the spring of '82," Farrington said. "There are a lot of things you take from (The Citadel), but I guess a standard of discipline and the way you go about things (are what I took). There are all kinds of ways to do things, I certainly believe that. And there's not one way, you just have a system and you keep working on it and go about it." The former defensive back jokes he rode the bench more than he saw the field during his days at Johnson Hagood Stadium, but he lettered twice. When his playing days came to a close, Farrington figured he would become a high school coach, but the staff at The Citadel convinced him to give college coaching a try instead. He was offered a position as a graduate assistant the following spring.
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7. Citadel Notes: Stadium's east side to be renovated; Georgia Tech on 2019 schedule
The Citadel's Board of Visitors has decided to "fully renovate" the east side of Johnson Hagood Stadium, the school announced Friday. The school will begin working with the Board of Architectural Review early next year to "determine the best way to accomplish the goal of improving this important community asset," Citadel athletic director Jim Senter said in a statement. The Citadel was unable to use the east side (visitors' side) of the 21,000-seat stadium earlier this season due to lead-paint discovered on that side of the stadium. After lead-paint mitigation and repainting, about 3,000 seats on the east side were available for the final three home games of the regular season. Johnson Hagood Stadium was originally built in 1948, with the west side (home side) rebuilt in 2005. Civil War-era graves were discovered on the site in 1999, including crewmen of the submarine H.L. Hunley. The statement from the school said the Board of Visitors had reviewed "all options" and decided to renovate due "to the deteriorated condition of the structure." The Citadel will face Georgia Tech during the 2019 football season, the school confirmed Friday. The game is set for Sept. 14 at Bobby Dodd Stadium in Atlanta, and The Citadel will earn a guaranteed check of $400,000. The means the Bulldogs will play Power 5 conference teams Clemson in 2017, Alabama in 2018 and Georgia Tech in 2019.
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8a. 'It hurts': Wofford knocks Citadel from FCS playoffs
Tyler Renew stood in front of the Corps of Cadets on Saturday night, listening to The Citadel's alma mater for the last time as a Bulldogs' football player. "It hurts," The Citadel's senior fullback sighed after his final game. A 17-3 loss to Wofford before 10,366 fans at Johnson Hagood Stadium on Saturday night was a painful end to a special season for The Citadel. The Bulldogs won 10 games and a second straight Southern Conference championship, earning a No. 6 seed and first-round bye in the FCS playoffs. None of that mattered to the upset-minded Terriers, who rode backup quarterback Joe Newman - a freshman and the fourth Wofford QB to play this season - to the FCS quarterfinals. Newman's 36-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter provided the winning points, and cornerback Devin Watson - cousin to Clemson star Deshaun Watson - sealed the win with a 64-yard interception return for a TD with 30 seconds left. The 10-3 Terriers advance to face Youngstown State, a 40-24 winner over No. 3 Jacksonville State. That Youngstown State would have come to The Citadel (10-2) for a quarterfinal game next week only added to Bulldog pain.
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8b. Inside the Game: Wofford at The Citadel
Here are four things to watch as No. 19 Wofford visits No. 6 The Citadel at 6 p.m. Saturday in the second round of the FCS playoffs: Injury List - Some key players could be unavailable or limited for both sides. Citadel slotback Cam Jackson, the Bulldogs' second-leading rusher and most dynamic playmaker, has missed the last two games with a thigh bruise suffered against Samford, and is not on the depth chart this week. Wofford's list of questionable players includes linebackers Datavius Watson and Lincoln Stewart, both injured in last week's 15-14 win over Charleston Southern. Running back Lennox McAfee also was hurt last week, and is not on the depth chart. Safety Malik Rivera, who made six tackles in the Terriers' 24-21 loss to The Citadel earlier this season, missed last week's game with mono. On the Line - The matchup pitting The Citadel's offensive line against Wofford's defensive front will be pivotal. The Bulldogs have three all-SoCon linemen, including Jacobs Blocking Award winner Isaiah Pinson, and the top rushing offense in FCS. Yet the Bulldogs could find little room earlier this season, held to a season-low 190 rushing yards by the Terriers, who boast the top rushing, scoring and total defense in the SoCon. Linemen Miles Brown and Tyler Vaughn were named all-SoCon.
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