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Citadel News Service
17 Feb 2012

South Carolina Corps of Cadets celebrates 169th year

Corps Day celebration includes 5th Principled Leadership Symposium

The Citadel will celebrate the 169th birthday of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets in March and will use the celebration to focus on the college’s tradition of educating principled leaders.

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Corps Day is one of the most highly attended weekends at The Citadel. Attractions include dress parades, awards presentations, special cadet performances and athletic events. A highlight is the mess hall birthday celebration in which the oldest alumnus and the youngest cadet share cake-cutting honors.

A centerpiece for this year’s Corps Day observance is the 2012 Principled Leadership Symposium hosted by the Krause Center for Leadership and Ethics. The two-day conference will attract student delegates from various colleges, federal service academies and senior military colleges giving them an opportunity to interact and discuss topics ranging from military to corporate and social ethics and leadership.

Guest speakers include:

  • William J. Bennett, former U.S. Secretary of Education
  • Congressional Medal of Honor recipient retired Army Maj. Gen. Patrick H. Brady
  • Deborah Lee James, executive vice president, Science Applications International Corp
  • Joe Ehrmann, former NFL defensive lineman and author of "InSideOut Coaching"
  • Retired Air Force Col. James E. Moschgat of the National Security Space Institute
  • Dave Roever of the Wounded Warriors Alliance.

“Graduating principled leaders is what we do at The Citadel,” said Brig. Gen. Cliff Poole, executive director of the Krause Center for Leadership and Ethics, “We are delighted that the Principled Leadership Symposium gives us the opportunity to bring other students to The Citadel to explore and generate dialogue about the meaning of leadership.”

The Principled Leadership Symposium is made possible by the generous support of Bill ('63) and Gay Krause and by Steve ('64) and Rita McManus as well as The Citadel Class of 1959 and The Citadel Alumni Association.

Corps Day is one of the most highly attended weekends at The Citadel. Attractions include dress parades, awards presentations, special cadet performances and athletic events. A highlight is the mess hall birthday celebration in which the an alumnus and the youngest cadet inf the corps share cake-cutting honors.

Most Corps Day and Leadership Symposium activities are free and open to the public. Please see the schedule of events for details and exceptions:

Thursday 15 March            
8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Student delegates from colleges and universities across the nation will take part in group discussions, panel meetings and other activities as part of the 2012 Principled Leadership Symposium
8:45 a.m.

 Leadership Symposium – Welcome
Citadel President Lt. Gen. John W. Rosa
Buyer Auditorium, Mark Clark Hall

9 a.m.

Leadership Symposium – Plenary Speaker #1
Leadership in Organizations
Deborah Lee James, executive vice president for communications and governmental affairs, Science Applications International Corp.
Buyer Auditorium, Mark Clark Hall.

10 a.m.

Leadership Symposium – Roundtable Discussions #1
Buyer Auditorium, Mark Clark Hall

Cross-Talk: The Citadel and visiting institution faculty/staff
Leadership Reading Room, Secon Floor, Daniel Library

11 a.m.

Leadership Symposium – Greater Issues Address
The Lessons of Leadership and the Effective Leader
Speaker: William J. Bennett, former U.S. Secretary of Education 
McAlister Field House

Noon President's Luncheon
Invitation only
Noon Symposium delegates lunch with Corps of Cadets
Coward Hall
Invitation only
1:15 p.m.

Leadership Symposium – Distinguished Leader Panel Session #1

Sports Leadership – Grimsley Hall
Moderator: Kelly Simpson, associate athletics director, The Citadel 
Larry W. Leckonby, director of athletics, The Citadel
Joe Ehrmann, Coach for America® 
Janet R. Cone, director of athletics, Univerity of North Carolina, Asheville
Roy Barth, director of tennis, Kiawah Island Golf Resort

Business Leadership – Bond Hall 165
Moderator: W. Earl Walker, The Citadel School of Business
Deborah Lee James, executive vice president, communications and government affairs, SAIC
Col. B. Herbert Ellis, USA (Ret), business executive
Bonnie Oulla, business coach 
William C. Stevens, Jr., Deloitte & Touche 

Education Leadership - Duckett Hall
Moderator: Tony W. Johnson, Dean, School of Education, The Citadel
Nancy J. McGinley, Superintendent, Charleston County School District
Joseph R. Pye, Superintendent, Dorchester School District Two
Rodney Thompson, Superintendent, Berkeley County School District
Anita Zucker, Chair and CEO, The Intertech Group

2:30 p.m.

Leadership Symposium – Distinguished Leader Panel Session #2 

Spiritually Inspired Leadership – Grimsley Hall
Moderator: Chaplain Joel C. Harris, Director of Religious Activities, The Citadel
Marine Col. Tom Clark, professor of naval science, The Citadel
Lt. Col. Karen Diefendorf, U.S. Army chaplain
Anthony D. Holz, DD, Rabbi Emeritus
Army Col. J. Laurence Hutto Jr., professor of Military Science, The Citadel
Allison Dean Love, The Citadel Board of Visitors

Media Influence and Leadership – Bond Hall 165
Moderator: Ms. Maria Aselage, The Citadel School of Business; and President of HearSay Communications
Kelly Golden, Host of Charleston's Morning News on News Radio 94.3 WSC
Carolyn Murray, Main Anchor, Channel 2 News, Charleston
Jeffrey Perez, vice president for external affairs, The Citadel 

Political Leadership – Jenkins Hall Auditorium
Moderator: Scott Buchanan, Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice, The Citadel 
Warren William Woolsey, The Citadel School of Business 
Rep. Peter M. McCoy, Jr. , District 115, State of South Carolina
Councilman Herbert Ravenel Sass III, Charleston County Council 

Service Leadership – Duckett Hall Auditorium
Moderator: Conway F. Saylor, Department of Psychology, The Citadel
Samantha Farmer, AmeriCorps VISTA, South Carolina Campus Compact, The Citadel 
Kim Keel, Executive Director, South Carolina Campus Compact, Winthrop University
Clay Middleton, Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS)

3:30-4 p.m.

Author book signing
Refreshment break
Mark Clak Hall lobby

4:15 p.m.

Leadership Symposium – Plenary Speaker #2

Speaker: Maj. Gen. Patrick H. Brady, U.S. Army retired, Medal of Honor recipient
Buyer Auditorium, Mark Clark Hall

Leadership Symposium – Plenary Speaker #3
Speaker: Joe Ehrmann, former NFL defensive lineman and author of "InSideOut Coaching"
McAlister Field House

5:45 p.m.

President's Reception for symposium guests
Regimental Commanders Riverview Room
Invitation Only

6:15 p.m.

Corps of Cadets' 169th birthday celebration 
Coward Mess Hall
Invitation Only 

   
Friday 16 March  
8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Student delegates from colleges and universities across the nation will take part in group discussions, panel meetings and other activities as part of the 2012 Principled Leadership Symposium.

8 to 8:45 a.m. Continental breakfast for symposium delegates
Buyer Auditorium, Mark Clark Hall
9 a.m.

Leadership Symposium – Special Topics in Leadership

Building a Culture of Integrity
Martin L. Taylor, director, Center for Corporate Ethics - A Division of the Institute for Global Ethics

Of Lions, Foxes, and Puppy Dogs: Leadership During Presidential Transitions 
Citadel Professors Al S. Lovvorn and W. Earl Walker 


Techniques of Leadership
Kevin J. Dougherty, Adjunct Professor and Tactical Officer, The Citadel

Location: Buyer Auditorium and Greater Issues Rooms in Mark Clark Hall

10 a.m.

Leadership Symposium – Roundtable Discussions #2
Buyer Auditorium , Marrk Cark Hall

10 a.m. Leadership Symposium – Faculty Cross Talk
Leadership development in colleges and universities
Leadership Reading Room, Second Floor, Daniel Library
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Leadership Symposium – Citadel Undergraduate Research Conference
Student Posters on display
Daniel Library
11:30 a.m. Symposium delegates lunch
Mark Clark Hall Reception Room
11:30 a.m. Author book signing
Mark Clark Hall lobby
1 p.m.

Leadership Symposium – Plenary Speaker #4
How to be a Transformative Leader
Speaker: Joe Ehrmann, former NFL defensive lineman and author of "InSideOut Coaching"
Freshmen, junior and senior classes
McAlister Field House 

1 p.m.

Leadership Symposium – Plenary Speaker #5
Leadership and The Janitor: Enduring Lessons, New Perspectives
Speaker: Col. James E. Moschgat, U.S. Air Force retired, National Security Space Institute and author of "Leadership and the Janitor."
Topic: Athletics and coaching integrity
Sophmores, juniors and freshmen
Buyer Auditorium, Mark Clark Hall

2 p.m. The Citadel Family Association open meeting
Bond Hall, Room 165
 2 p.m.

Leadership Symposium – Plenary Speaker #6
War and Recovery: The Couraget to Go On
Speaker: Dave Roever, U.S. Navy retired, Wounded Warrior Alliance, Vietnam veteran
Topic: Honor, integrity and the moral courage to go on serving
McAlister Field House

3 p.m.

Leadership Symposium – Delegate Wrap up 

3:45 p.m. Washington Light Infantry Review to commemorate the 169th birthday of the Corps of Cadets
Gold Corps Alumni Recognition
Summerall Field
6:30 p.m. Krause Center Banquet
Holliday Alumni Center
Invitation Only
8-11 p.m. Corps Day Hop
Buyer Auditorium, Mark Clark Hall
   
Saturday 17 March  
7:30 a.m. Board of Visitors Breakfast. For former and current BOV members
Greater Issues Room, Mark Clark Hall
Invitation only
8 a.m. Sale of photographs
Mark Clark Hall Reception Room
8:30–10 a.m.

Barracks and facilities open to visitors
Regimental Pipe Band will perform at each barracks

9 a.m. Summerall Guards performance/ Bond Volunteers exchange of rifles
Presentation of Anthony Griffin Sword and Clubb Award
Summerall Field 
(Inclement weather, awards presentation moved to McAlister Field House) 
10:15 a.m.

The Citadel Story – A musical narration of the history of The Citadel
Summerall Field

11 a.m. Dress parade
Presentation of Palmetto Medals
Summerall Field 
(Inclement weather: Parade cancelled; awards presentation moved to Buyer Auditorium, Mark Clark Hall)
Noon

Gold Corps Luncheon
Speaker:
Regimental Commanders Riverview Room
Invitation Only

12:30 p.m.

2nd annual Beautiful Bulldog Contest
Johnson Hagood Stadium
10-10:45 a.m. - registration
11 a.m. to noon. - judges' review 
12:30 a.m. - pageant
Sponsored by The Citadel Football Association
Entry fee $30
Admission: $5 donation For information contact Assistant Athletics Director Mike Groshon at 843-953-2161.

2 p.m. Blue-White Spring Football Game
Johnson Hagood Stadium
   
Sunday 18 March  
9 a.m. Protestant Service, Summerall Chapel
Reception to follow, Mark Clark Hall Reception Room
11 a.m.

Episcopal Service - 70th anniversay of St. Alban's
Summerall Chapel
Reception to follow in Mark Clark Hall Reception Room

7 p.m. Catholic Mass, Summerall Chapel
   
  NOTE:  Unless otherwise announced, outdoor activities will be cancelled in the event of inclement weather. Schedule subject to change.
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