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Citadel News Service

For Release
August 11, 2003


Daniel Library Friends announce fall schedule

          South Carolina's tradition of excellent leaders is the theme for the fall 2003 Daniel Library Friends lecture series at The Citadel.

          All events begin at 6:30 p.m. in Bond Hall Room 165 unless otherwise noted. Sessions are free and open to the public.

What was the Charleston Renaissance?
When: Tuesday, Aug. 26
What: Jim Hutchisson, author and Citadel professor, will examine the glory of art, music, poetry and writing, from Verner, Hutty, Smith and other Charleston Renaissance greats. A book signing will follow.

Discipline with dignity, The Citadel's Sword Drill
When: Tuesday, Sept. 9
What: Author and Citadel graduate David Epps will show pictures and talk about the regime of discipline embodied in being a member of the Sword Drill.

The face of our leaders
When: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23 in Mark Clark Hall
What: Betsey Fleming, director of the Gibbes Museum, will show slides and talk about the importance of the human face in portraiture. Come face to face with great leaders from our past.

Is Vietnam just a memory?
When: Wednesday, Oct. 1
What: Author Tim O'Brien will talk about his Vietnam novels "In The Lake of The Woods," "The Things They Carried," and "July, July." A book signing will follow.

Military Might
When: Tuesday, Oct. 14

What: Gary Nichols, professor of history at The Citadel, will explore the extraordinary career of
Gen. Charles Pelot Summerall, whose leadership in battle was exemplified in World War I, and whose leadership in peace was amply exhibited in his service as president of The Citadel from 1931 to 1955.

A fall plantation garden tour
When: 1 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 19
What: Angie LeClercq, director of libraries at The Citadel, and naturalist and retired Citadel
biology professor Richard Porcher will lead a design-oriented tour of the gardens at Mulberry and Medway Plantations. Cocktails and picnic dinner will be served at the boathouse at Medway. Transportation provided. Cost is $50. Reservations required: 843-953-7691.

A South Carolina icon: John C. Calhoun
When: Tuesday, Oct. 2
What: Clyde Wilson, professor of history at the University of South Carolina and editor of the 28-volume "Calhoun Papers" will talk about what he has learned from South Carolina's most eminent statesman.

The Doolittle Raid on Tokyo
When: Tuesday, Oct. 28
Where: Jenkins Hall Auditorium
What: Noted author Craig Nelson will tell the story of the Doolittle Raid, America's first World War II victory in response to the Pearl Harbor bombing. Book signing of "The First Heroes" follows. Raider Horace Ellis "Sally" Crouch was a 1940 Citadel graduate and a navigator during the raid.

Up by the bootstraps
When: Tuesday, Nov. 11
What: University of South Carolina professor Dan Ruff will talk about the life A.G. Wiles, one of South Carolina's most prominent educators. President of Newberry and Coker Colleges, and head of The Citadel English Department, Wiles was a man who believed that South Carolina could lift itself from poverty through mental agility and acuity.

6th Emily Whaley Memorial Garden Tour
When: 1 p.m. Sunday, March 14, 2004
What: Garden lovers have learned that this early spring garden tour reveals some of Charleston's most exquisite gardens at their ultimate design best. This year the private gardens of Meeting Street, including some rarely viewed, will be on the tour. A reception is included. Cost is $50. Reservations required: 843-953-7691.

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