School of Humanities & Social Sciences
The School of Humanities and Social Sciences was very busy this fall! Our students, faculty and staff in the departments of English, Psychology, Modern Languages, History, Political Science and Criminal Justice have had a lot going on, please check out the most recent SHSS Newsletter to read all about it.
The Art of Perception: Rethinking How We See
7-9 p.m. on Tuesday, April 9th, 2013
Holliday Alumni Center, The Citadel
This event, presented by the Fine Arts and Criminal Justice Departments, will feature a lecture by Amy Herman (JD, MA). Ms. Herman uses artwork to hone the perception skills of high-level law enforcement officers in a strategic way directly applicable to the needs of the field.
Astute observation is critical to professional success, especially in fields that require quick assessment and rapid response. The ability to observe is grounded in the perception of visual information and the effective articulation of what the eye sees and what the brain interprets.
Free for Criminal Justice majors; $5 for law enforcement professionals. To register, visit https://foundation.citadel.edu/artofperception
Stacy Pearsall, a former Air Force combat photographer, disabled veteran and SHSS Board Member, was selected by the White House as a Women Veterans Champion of Change.
The White House recognizes Americans who are making positive change in their communities. On March 19th, the White House, along with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, will host the Women Veterans Champions of Change event in Washington, D.C. where Pearsall will be awarded for her work with veterans. In conjunction with the White House award ceremony, Pearsall’s story will be featured on the White House website.
“I never would’ve imagined that I’d be nominated and selected for such a prestigious honor as this, and to be among so many extraordinary women veterans too,” says Stacy Pearsall. “I can only strive to continue in my efforts to help other veterans, and endeavor to live up to such an award.”
Pearsall earned the Bronze Star Medal and Commendation with Valor for heroic actions under fire. She now plays a pivotal roll in changing and implementing new policy regarding veteran’s healthcare at the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center. She dedicates countless hours to speaking with women combat veterans one-on-one nationwide to help them seek and receive the care they need and deserve through various VA programs and non-profit organizations.
Along with her involvement with disabled veteran outreach and recovery care coordination, she is a spokeswoman/advocate for the Veterans Affairs, Defense Centers of Excellence and the Air Force Wounded Warrior Program. She is a member of the American Legion and a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign War and Disabled American Veterans organizations through which she gathers donated clothes and shower items for homeless veterans, and makes frequent in-patient visits to hospital-bound veterans. She is also a board member of the Foundation for Arts & Healing at Harvard University and Wounded Nature Working Veterans, both of which are non-profit organizations who aid disabled combat veterans from every branch of service.
“I don’t operate alone,” adds Pearsall. “It really takes a village, and I’ve been fortunate enough to have the opportunity to work with some of the most caring, giving men and women through the many organizations I volunteer for. This award is as much theirs as it is mine.”
"A Career with your Camera"
The Citadel School of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Charleston Center for Photography will host some of the photographic industry's best as they share their experiences and professional insight. The event will feature five professional photographers who will talk about their work beginning at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, in Bond Hall Room 165 at The Citadel. The event is free and open to the public.
War of 1812 Bicentennial Symposium
The first victory at sea by the USS Constitution over the HMS Guerrier. Painting by Anton Otto Fischer.
The Citadel, in partnership with the Old Exchange Building, will sponsor a historical symposium marking the bicentennial of the War of 1812 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, February 9, 2013. The program is open to the public and will take place in the Great Hall of the Old Exchange Building.
Organized by Citadel History Professors Don Hickey, David Preston and Amanda Mushal, the symposium will feature the most distinguished historians of the War of 1812 from the United States and Canada—Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Alan Taylor; J.C.A. Stagg, editor of the James Madison Papers; R. David Edmunds, the leading authority on Native American participation in the war; New York University cultural historian Nicole Eustace; and Canada’s most accomplished military historian, Donald E. Graves.
American Democracy in the Age of Obama: The Elections of 2012 and Their Implications for the Future
A Public Discussion with Frank Fahrenkopf, Chairman of the Republican National Committee Under President Ronald Reagan & Moderated by Don Fowler, Chairman of the Democratic National Committee Under President Bill Clinton
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Washington D.C. Trip
On November 28th, several SHSS students among others, went to Washington D.C. to meet with the nation's top Congressional leaders. A total of 24 students in all were offered an unforgettable experience as it was organized by Mallory Factor, the college's John C. West Professor of International Politics and American Government.
Students pose with Professor Mallory Factor
Cadet Campsen takes in the view
Randy Deitering Lecture
“US Intelligence Analysis: Changes, Challenges and Transformation”
Deitering has more than three decades of experience in U.S. national security and intelligence, including 15 consecutive years on the White House Staff. He served with the President’s Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board during the Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush administrations. Before his service at the White House, Deitering spent more than a decade at the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) as an analyst and operations officer.
He will be here examining the ever-evolving forces--internal as well as external--that are recasting and re-forging the tradecraft of intelligence analysis.
Former U.S. Ambassador to Venezuela, Patrick Duddy Lecture
Patrick Duddy will discuss the recent re-election of Hugo Chavez as President of Venezuela and how it may affect U.S. relations with Latin America in the near future. Oil, drug, and immigration policies are among the subjects he will likely discuss.
Patrick Duddy is the U.S. Department of State Diplomat in Residence at the Duke University Center of International Studies. He is the former ambassador to Venezuela and deputy assistant secretary of state of the Western hemisphere. Duddy has served as U.S. head of delegation to international conference on counter-narcotics, energy and assistance for Haiti.
It is free and open to the public and we encourage all those who are interested to attend.
Stacy Pearsall Book Signing & Lecture - Thursday, October 18th, 6:30 PM - Bond 165
Pearsall is a former Air Force combat photographer, two-time winner of NPPA Military Photographer of the Year competition, and owner of the Charleston Center for Photography. An Iraq veteran, Pearsall has been published in various national and international media as well as documentaries and has now published her very own book, Shooter. She will be presenting this visual portrait of war--the perseverance, heroism, and survival-- through stunning photographs and powerful essays. A book signing and reception will follow the lecture. This lecture is free and open to the public.
Professor of Psychology Al Finch has a new book out! It is entitled "Specialty Competencies in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology." More details can be found in the link below.
Al Finch - Specialty Competencies in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology
Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient Sal Giunta Speaking to Citadel Cadets about Leadership
Congrats to Citadel cadet Nick Slater!
Nick has been chosen to represent The Citadel and the United States for the 2011 Winter Fellowship to Saudi Arabia!
Nick was chosen as a fellow by the National Council on United States-Arab relations in collaboration with the Saudi Arabian Cultural Mission to the U.S. and the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Higher Education. Nick was chosen from a large pool of applicants from across the country and is one of only ten students total from ten separate universities that have been selected for this fellowship. The fellowship consists of a 12 day study visit over the winter holidays to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia where students will gain direct personal experience of Saudi Arabian culture, society, and economics, as well as government priorities, concerns, and needs. Students will come away with a more deeply informed knowledge of Saudi Arabia's strategic goals and requirements as they pertain to Saudi-United States relations and the Kingdom's role in regional and world affairs. We are very proud of Nick and wish him the best of luck in his travels!
Welcome to Our Newest Advisory Board Member, Mr. Tandy Rice
Tandy Clinton Rice, Jr. was born in Franklin, Tennessee and was graduated by The Citadel with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1961 and subsequently served a three-year commitment in the U.S. Air Force Strategic Air Command. Mr. Rice is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Top Billing International, a leading Nashville-based entertainment and marketing company specializing in world-wide booking and management of some of the most notable names in Country Music. A supporter of numerous civic groups and charities, he holds a Master Degree in Liberal Arts from Vanderbilt University, is a former President of the Country Music Association, a member of the North American Country Music Hall of Fame, and the founder of the fully endowed Rice Scholarship at The Citadel. For a more complete bio click here.