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Citadel News Service
4 Dec 2013

Upcoming News at The Citadel: Dec. 4 - 15

Joseph Antwine, Citadel Class of 2012THURSDAY, DEC. 5

Flags lowered to honor fallen graduate of The Citadel’s Class of 2012

A recent graduate of The Citadel, who was killed in the line of duty last week while working as a sheriff’s deputy, will be honored across the state on the day of his funeral which is Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013. Under a new law passed last summer, flags at the state capitol and around the state are to be lowered on the day of the funeral of a South Carolinian killed in the line of duty.  The message on the state’s website reads: “Governor Nikki Haley requests that the flag be flown at half-staff Thursday, December 5, 2013, in memory of Florence County Deputy Joseph Antwine.”  Flags at The Citadel will also be flown at half-staff.

Antwine, 23, graduate of The Citadel Class of 2012, died Friday, Nov. 29, 2013, after a duty-related car accident hospitalized him one week earlier.  According to authorities, Antwine was responding to a call for immediate assistance by another deputy when the crash happened.

Last May, just before graduation at The Citadel, Antwine received the Col. Joseph E. Perkins Honor Committee Award for recognition of invaluable service to the Corps of Cadets by upholding and promoting the high ideals of The Citadel Honor System. Antwine was also known for investing much of his time at the college’s Summerall Chapel as leader and volunteer.

“Deputy Joseph Antwine was the epitome of the kind of cadet and graduate The Citadel strives to produce. A true scholar and gentleman, he was not shy about expressing his feelings while always willing to lend a helping hand to all,” said Joel Harris, The Citadel’s chaplain. “A man of faith, Joe exemplified the idea of the servant leader. Active in the Campus Wesleyan Foundation, his spirit was infectious to anyone with whom he came into contact.”

Antwine’s funeral will be held at the Lake City Pentecostal Holiness Conference Center in Lake City on Thursday.

FRIDAY, DEC. 6

Republican Society Speakers Scheduled

The Citadel Republican Society will host Matt Moore, Chairman of the South Carolina Republican Party, and special guest, LTC Allen West, at the meeting of the cadet organized club on Friday, December 6. The one hour meeting will be held at noon in Buyer Auditorium, which is located on the second floor of Mark Clark Hall on the Citadel campus. The event is free and open to the public. The Citadel Republican Society is the largest student club at the Citadel, with over 200 politically active cadets. 

FRIDAY, DEC. 6 – SUNDAY, DEC. 8

76th Annual Christmas Candlelight Services this weekend

The annual Christmas Candlelight Services at The Citadel’s historic Summerall Chapel will be held at 7:30p.m., Dec. 6 – 8, 2013. All are welcome to attend one of the three services; however, seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.  Cadets from the Protestant, Catholic and Gospel Choirs, together with The Citadel Chorale and members of The Citadel Regimental Band perform during the services.

NOW – DEC. 15

The Citadel and Google are looking for brilliant, creative, fun-loving young minds

Registration is now open for Storm The Citadel! 2014 trebuchet competition. The Citadel's STEM Center of Excellence and Google will host the popular event on the college’s campus, Feb. 15, 2014. Teams of elementary, middle, high school and college students, as well as teams from community groups, the military, and South Carolina businesses compete to design, build and launch a trebuchet. A trebuchet is a machine that was used in medieval siege warfare for hurling large stones or other missiles. Storm The Citadel! Competitors will launch small rubber balls (in the Hoplite, K-5 Division) or lacrosse balls, with awards given for accuracy, distance, spirit and design.

To compete, teams must complete an online application by Dec. 15 here. Teams in the Hoplite Division will receive a trebuchet kit. All student teams (K-12) can request mentoring support and apply for funds to help with team expenses. To register a group for the competition or to learn more, please visit the Storm The Citadel! website or visit the competition’s Facebook page. Funding is available to support school teams meeting project parameters.

Storm The Citadel! 2014 will kick off the college’s Eweek events, which are held in conjunction with National Engineers Week. The intent is to introduce Lowcountry students to engineering fields and activities. The Citadel has the fifth oldest engineering school in the United States.