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Citadel News Service
11 Feb 2008

Corps Day Weekend to take on leadership focus

Corps Day has a new attraction - the first Principled Leadership Symposium. Corps Day Weekend, scheduled for March 14-16, is the anniversary of the college’s opening. This year The Citadel celebrates 165 years.

“As world affairs become more complex, the demand for strong leaders is more important now than ever before.  The symposium will expose cadets and delegates from other colleges and universities to a variety of speakers and panelists from various professions—all exploring the concept of principled leadership,” said Citadel President Lt. Gen. John W. Rosa.

The college is expecting approximately 100 delegates from local colleges, senior military colleges and the federal service academies to attend the two-day conference on leadership and ethics. The featured speakers for the symposium are:

  • Darla Moore, vice president of Rainwater, Inc., is founder and chair of the Palmetto Institute, a nonprofit think tank aimed at bolstering per capita income in South Carolina. During the 1980s, Moore made a name for herself by taking over companies in bankruptcy and making them profitable. By the early 1990s, she was the highest paid woman in banking.
  • Bobby Ross, the nationally-renowned football coach and sports figure whose career as a head coach includes positions with The Citadel, the University of Maryland, Georgia Tech, the San Diego Chargers, the Detroit Lions, and the United States Military Academy. 
  • William H. Swanson is chairman and CEO of Raytheon Company.  With 2007 sales of $21.3 billion, Raytheon is a technology leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world.  Headquartered in Waltham, Mass., Raytheon employs 72,000 people worldwide.
  • Lt. Gen. Robert L. Van Antwerp, U.S. Army Chief of Engineers and Commanding General of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Antwerp serves as the senior military officer overseeing most of the Nation's civil works infrastructure and military construction.

Corps Day at The Citadel celebrates the college’s opening when the first 20 cadets reported for class at the old campus on Marion Square in downtown Charleston in 1843. One of the most highly attended Citadel attractions, Corps Day will feature dress parades, the presentation of the Palmetto Medal, and the spring football game.

The Principled Leadership Symposium will become an annual event. Additional information is available at Principled Leadership Symposium. Participants information is available by clicking here. Or you can call 843.953.5815.


Schedule of Events

Thursday, March 13

11 a.m Principled Leadership Symposium
G
reater Issues address 
Speaker: Lt. Gen. Robert L. Van Antwerp, U.S. Army Chief of Engineers and commanding general of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. 
McAlister Field House
Free and open to the public.
1-2:15 p.m.

Principled Leadership Symposium - Leadership Panel Discussions
Panel A - Military Leadership - Jenkins Hall auditorium
Panel B - Business Leadership - Bond Hall 165
Panel C - Sports Leadership - Byrd Hall auditorium
Panel D - Political Science Leadership - Duckett Hall auditorium

1 p.m. Tennis vs. UNC Greensboro, Earle Tennis Center
2:30-3:45 p.m. Principled Leadership Symposium - Leadership Panel Discussions
Panel A - Military Leadership - Jenkins Hall auditorium
Panel B - Business Leadership - Bond Hall 165
Panel C - Sports Leadership - Byrd Hall auditorium
Panel D - Political Science Leadership - Duckett Hall auditorium
4 p.m. Principled Leadership Symposium
Speaker: William H. Swanson, chairman and CEO of Raytheon Company
Buyer Auditorium, Mark Clark Hall
Free and open to the public
6:15  p.m. Corps of Cadets’ 165th birthday celebration and cake cutting
Coward Mess Hall
By invitation only

Friday, March 14

11 a.m.           Citadel Undergraduate Research Conference Student Posters on display until Sunday evening, Daniel Library. (Authors present from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
2 p.m. The Citadel Family Association open meeting, Bond Hall, Room 165
12:30 p.m. Principled Leadership Symposium
Speaker: Former NFL football coach Bobby Ross. 
Buyer Auditorium, Mark Clark Hall
Free and open to the public.
3:45 p.m.                Washington Light Infantry military dress parade to commemorate the 165th anniversary of the Corps of Cadets and to recognize Gold Corps alumni, Summerall Field.
6:30 p.m. Principled Leadership Symposium
Keynote Reception and Dinner. 
Speaker: Entrepreneur Darla Moore
By invitation only
9 p.m. Corps Day Hop, featuring Plane Jane, McAlister Field House

Saturday, March 15

8 a.m.   Information, refreshments, sale of mementos, Buyer Auditorium, Mark Clark Hall
8:30 a.m.   Barracks and facilities open to visitors. Citadel Pipe Band will perform at each barracks. Barracks close at 10 a.m.
9 a.m. Summerall Guards performance/ Bond Volunteers exchange of rifles, presentation of Anthony Griffin Sword and presentation of Clubb Award, Summerall Field.
10:15 a.m. The Citadel Story – A musical narration of the history of The Citadel, Summerall Field
11 a.m. Military dress parade for Board of Visitors and presentation of Palmetto Medals, Summerall Field.
  Tennis vs. UNC Charlotte, Earle Tennis Center
1:30 p.m. Blue and White Football Game, Summerall Field
3 p.m. Tennis vs. Boston University, Earle Tennis Center

Sunday, March 16

9 a.m. Protestant Service, Summerall Chapel. eception to follow on patio at Mark Clark Hall.
11:15 a.m. Catholic Mass, Sacred Heart Church, corner of King and Huger Streets.
7 p.m. Catholic Mass, Summerall Chapel.

Note – Unless otherwise announced, outdoor activities will be cancelled in the event of inclement weather. Check www.citadel.edu for the most up-to-date information.

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