March 27, 2003
The war, military to be highlight of upcoming events
spring break draws to a close, The Citadel campus is gearing up for a
busy April - the last full month of the 2002-2003 academic year.
Thomas Pickering will discuss the challenges and opportunities faced by
China, Russia and the United States. Pickering has served as under secretary
of state for political affairs and as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations,
the Russian Federation, Israel, El Salvador, Nigeria, India, and Jordan.
is currently a vice president with The Boeing Company. The program will
last one hour beginning at 6:45 p.m. in Jenkins Hall Auditorium. It is
free and open to the public.
visit comes at the invitation of former British Ambassador Phil Lader,
who serves as the John C. West Professor of Government and International
Relations at The Citadel.
11: 30 a.m. the day begins with a speech by Citadel President Maj. Gen.
John Grinalds. The president will discuss a variety of topics relating
to the war in Iraq. The 20-minute program will conclude with a moment
of silence for Second Lt. Therrel Childers, Class of 2001, who was killed
in combat in Iraq, and Kristopher Johnson, Class of 2004, who died of
natural causes at his home during spring break.
6:30 p.m. in Bond Hall Room 165 Preston Price, a retired Army lieutenant
colonel and 1943 Citadel graduate, will speak during The Daniel Library
Friends lecture series. Price will recall the life of cadets between 1941
and 1943, as they prepared to go to war, and will recount his own combat
experiences with the U.S. Army's 1st Infantry Division ("The Big
Red One") in Europe. Price also will sign copies of his new book,
The Last Kilometer: Marching to Victory in Europe with the Big Red
One, 1944-1945. This event is open to the public. Free.
upcoming events, all of which are open to the public, include:
- The Siege of Charleston,
1863-1865 with Richard W. Hatcher III, Fort Sumter historian, 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, April 8 in the Daniel Library.
- Book signing by
fantasy writer and Citadel graduate Robert Jordan, Class of 1979, 4-6
p.m., Thursday, April 10 in the Daniel Library.
- Rick Goings, chairman
and chief executive officer of Tupperware Corp., will speak during The
Citadel's Spring Leadership Forum Luncheon at noon Friday, April 11.
Sponsored by the School of Business Administration, registration is
$25 by Thursday, April 3.