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Citadel News Service
27 Feb 2014

Upcoming News at The Citadel - March

Celebrating Women's History Month at The Citadel

March, 2014

Free and open to the public

March is Women's History Month across the nation, and at The Citadel, where female graduates of the college will be recognized and honored. Part of the celebration includes a special section of www.Citadel.edu that will be dedicated to Women's History Month, featuring profiles of female graduates

"I am pleased to offer my congratulations to The Citadel alumni who are being honored this year as part of the college's 2014 Women's History Month program. Each woman was selected because her accomplishments exemplify the characteristics of an outstanding Citadel alumnus," said Samuel M. Hines, Jr., Ph.D., Provost and Dean of the College. "These women are role models for all of our students as they make the world a better place. We are very proud that they represent our school as leaders in their professions and communities."

A video highlighting thoughts about leadership from current and recent female members of the Corps is available online here.

And, courtesy of the Friends of the Daniel Library, a presentation will be made by the first two women graduates of The Citadel, Maxine Hudson and Nancy Mace. It will be held Tues. March 18, at the museum reading room of library.

In November 1846, the first class of Cadets graduated from the Citadel Academy with 6 male Cadets receiving diplomas. The first woman graduated as a member of the S. C. Corps of Cadets 153 years later. Now, women graduates of The Citadel are contributing as leaders in the military, government and for corporations, but they couldn't have done it without Maxine Hudson helping pave the way in 1970. She was the first woman to graduate in any capacity from The Citadel. Though not a member of the Corps, Hudson accomplished what many thought would never happen, she graduated from the Master of Arts in Teaching program, 29 years before the first woman graduated from the Corps. THAT woman was Nancy Mace, who is now running for Senate.

Summerall Guards performing at Mardi Gras

Feb. 28 – March 4

The Citadel's Summerall Guards, an internationally-known, silent precision drill platoon, will be performing in New Orleans, La., as part of that city's Mardi Gras festival. The Summerall Guards have become a regular feature in numerous parades, where they have appeared at the invitation of the festival's organizers for years.

Earning a spot as a Summerall Guards is one of the highest honors a cadet can receive at The Citadel. Only those demonstrating the highest levels of honor, integrity, loyalty, leadership, self-discipline and patriotism are considered for the Guards. Consisting of 61 members, the Summerall Guards are first-class (senior) cadets who go through a rigorous physical training and initiation process and are chosen for their physical stamina and drill proficiency.

The Summerall Guard will be appearing in the following parades:

• Fri., Feb. 28, at 6p.m.- D'Etat Parade

• Sat., March 1, at 3:50 p.m. - Endymion Parade

• Sun., March 2, at noon- Thoth Parade

• Tues., March 4, at 10a.m. - Rex Parade

Massing of the Colors

March 2

The massing of the colors

Summerall Chapel

Free and open to the public 

The General Westmoreland/Charleston Chapter of the Military Order of the World Wars (MOWW) will conduct the 14th Annual Massing of the Colors ceremony at the Summerall Chapel on The Citadel Campus. The event will occur at 3p.m. on Sun., March 2. Guests are requested to arrive in time to be seated in the chapel prior to 2:45 PM. Parking is available on The Citadel campus.

The Massing of the Colors is an inspiring and patriotic religious service service honoring the flag of the United States of America and the colors of participating units. The ceremony is dedicated to the memory of military service members who have given their lives to preserve liberty in this country. It honors those who have served and those who are currently serving, to ensure continued freedom and to preserve military heritage. The MOWW's goals include teaching and stimulating love of country and the flag, and furthering patriotic education.

Colonel Jeffrey DeVore, USAF will be the principal speaker. Colonel DeVore is the Commander, 628th Air Base Wing, Joint Base Charleston. MOWW has invited participation by the Color Guards of area ROTC and JROTC units, as well as active military commands and units, public safety units, groups of retired and former military personnel, historic military units, civic organizations and youth groups including the Navy League Sea Cadets, Boy and Girl Scouts of the Low country.

The Citadel Symposium on Southern Politics

March 6-7

Free and open to the public

The Citadel's Symposium on Southern Politics is the largest and most comprehensive conference for the presentation and discussion of scholarly research on the contemporary politics of a specific region in the country. It has been held biennially, in even-numbered years, since 1978. The Director of the Symposium is Scott Buchanan, with DuBose Kapeluck assisting as co-director. Both are members of The Citadel's Department of Political Science.

Buchanan, an experienced speaker and media contributor, says participants in the symposium come from colleges and universities acr

oss the nation as well as abroad. The symposium includes panel sessions, round table discussions and the presenting of research.

"The South continues to play a critical role in American politics, particularly as the region and individual states within it experience population gains, in turn, yielding more diverse electorates and more partisan competition. The biennial Citadel Symposium on Southern Politics continues to be the nation's most important event bringing together academics and practitioners alike to discuss these shifts, "said Susan A. MacManus, Ph.D., Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Government and International Affairs at the University of South Florida and political analyst for WFLA-TV.


The event's keynote speaker will be Seth C. McKee, Ph.D., associate professor of political science at Texas Tech University. He earned his bachelors (Political Science in 1996) and masters (Economics in 1998) degrees from Oklahoma State University, and a doctorate in Government from the University of Texas at Austin in 2005. McKee is a scholar of American politics with expertise in southern politics, political parties, political behavior (campaigns and elections, political participation, and public opinion), American institutions (Presidency and Congress), and redistricting. A prolific writer and frequent political commentator, McKee has a passion for studying American elections. " I have been coming to the Symposium for several decades and simply would not miss it. The Symposium is extremely valuable to me as an academic and as a political analyst for one of Florida's leading television stations."

*Look for #SoPoliticsSymp on Twitter and Instagram for this event.

(Seth C. McKee, Ph.D., seen on right)

7th Annual Principled Leadership Symposium**

March 13 – 14

Key presentations free and open to the public

Cadets and college students from around the country will learn from a Pulitzer Prize-winning author and former war correspondent, one of the nation's most dynamic female athlete-leaders and a Medal of Honor recipient at the college's 7th annual Principled Leadership Symposium, March 13 -14, on The Citadel's campus. The S.C. Corps of Cadets and 70 student delegates from regional institutions of higher learning, senior military colleges, and the federal service academies will participate. They will hear about leadership, ethics, integrity and values from influential author and military historian Rick Atkinson, legendary Paralympic ski-racer, Rhodes Scholar, and author Bonnie St. John, and Medal of Honor recipient, Gary B. Beikirch.

The goal of the symposium is to explore principled leadership across a range of vocations and professional organizations. Participants hear world-class speakers, engage in roundtable sessions, and attend diverse forums where prominent leaders from military, sports, academic, political, corporate, and other arenas share their experiences. The Principled Leadership Symposium is made possible by the generous support of Bill ('63) and Gay Krause, donors from The Citadel Class of 1969, and The Citadel Alumni Association. Atkinson's address is co-sponsored by the Department of History and made possible by the financial support of the Henry and Jenny Johnson Endowment for Historical Studies and through a grant from The Mills B. Lane Memorial Foundation.

**Look for #CitadelLead on Twitter and Instagram for this event.

Register for summer courses at The Citadel Graduate College

Beginning March 17

The summer 2014 course schedules are now available on The Citadel Graduate College website. Registration for summer 2014 classes for all eligible currently enrolled Citadel Graduate College (CGC) students begins March 3. Registration for all students interested in CGC summer courses begins March 17.

The CGC offers 29 graduate degree programs, ten graduate certificate programs and four evening undergraduate programs. All of the classes are offered in the evenings, and are designed to provide a quality education tailored around our students' professions, family and lifestyles. Classes typically meet once per week in a civilian atmosphere.

For comprehensive summer school information, please click here.

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