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Citadel News Service
14 Jan 2016

Upcoming News from The Citadel - end of January, Black History Month and February

Celebrating Black History Month, MLK Week of Service, Storm The Citadel and more

Krause Center and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Week of Service mlk week of service

Saturday, Jan. 16 – Friday, Jan. 22

Cadets and students will make a difference in the Lowcountry by volunteering for a special week of service dedicated to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Sponsored by The Krause Center for Leadership and Ethics, MLK Week of Service 2016 will be held from Saturday, Jan. 16 to Friday, Jan. 22. Cadets and students will branch out across the community to volunteer at several events and locations including a Trident Tech STEM event on Saturday, Jan. 16, the MLK Parade on Monday, Jan. 18, and at the Lowcountry Food Bank on Tuesday, Jan. 19, among others. All year long cadets and students from The Citadel learn to lead by serving others; volunteering is an important part of their four year leadership development.

Friends of the Daniel Library lecture and book signing

State of the Heart: South Carolina Writers on the Places They Love; an evening with editor and writer Aïda Rogers and contributors Herb Frazier, Harlan Greene, state of the heartBen Moise and Susan Millar Williams

6:45 – 7:45 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 21

Museum Reading Room, Daniel Library

Free and open to the public

Join the Friends of the Daniel Library for an evening with Aïda Rogers for her new release, State of the Heart: South Carolina Writers on the Places They Love, Volume 2.

Diverse and distinguished storytellers honor South Carolina's renowned and remote destinations. Continuing the format of the original book, the second volume celebrates and commemorates the connections that the accomplished contributors have found in both well-known and far-flung locations most dear to them.

Rogers, a writer and editor, whose feature journalism has won national and regional awards has worked in newspapers, television, and magazines. Rogers is the editor of State of the Heart: South Carolina Writers on the Places They Love, coeditor of Writing South Carolina: Selections from the First Annual High School Writing Contest, and coauthor of Stop Where the Parking Lot's Full, a guide to some of South Carolina's most beloved restaurants. She holds a B.A. in journalism from the University of South Carolina and lives in Columbia, South Carolina.

For more information contact Elise Wallace at (843) 953-6902.

South Carolina Business Development Center QuickBooks Level I Workshop

8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 30

Bastin Lab, 262 Bond Hall

$139 per person; seating is limited to 24 attendeesscsbdc

The South Carolina Small Business Development Center (SCSBDC) will be offering a workshop on QuickBooks I. Presented by SCSBDC, The Citadel and Software Training Consultants, Inc., the workshop will focus on how to use the software and performance based objectives including inventory set up, invoicing, payment processing and more.

The SCSBDC offers a free, confidential, one-on-one consulting service to start-up and existing businesses as well as to the needs of veterans and active military. The organization serves every county in South Carolina, and its consultants provide expertise on a variety of services, including business planning, financing options, marketing assistance, government contract procurement, and technology commercialization.

To register, please go to www.citadel.edu/bastinlab, click on workshops and follow the instructions.

Blitz Kids and Pack the Mac vs. VMIpack the mac

2 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 30

McAlister Field House

Open to the public with tickets available through the Athletics Office

Come help “Pack the Mac” on Jan. 30 as The Citadel Bulldogs basketball team hosts military rival Virginia Military Institute at McAlister Field House.

Halftime will showcase a banner that will be unveiled to commemorate the successes of the 1957-60 basketball teams, affectionately referred to as the “Blitz Kids.” After the game, The Citadel will host its annual alumni basketball game. To purchase tickets, please visit here.

Black History Month Bazaar

10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 6

Buyer Auditorium, Mark Clark Hall

Free and open to the public

The annual bazaar features music, food and exhibits and attracts visitors to campus from across the Lowcountry. The feature for 2016 will be the Mu Alpha Chapter of Omega Psi Phi High School Quiz Bowl final round. Charleston’s own reggae band, Urban Roots will perform for attendees and the Tut-Tut Kemetic Group will host a special exhibit. The Center for Heirs Property will host an informative seminar to educate heirs on the rights, risks and responsibilities of owning heirs’ property.

The Zucker Family School of Education celebrates Black History Month with Authors in Schools Initiative

Monday, Feb. 8 – Mitchell Elementary School

Tuesday, Feb. 9 – Sanders-Clyde Elementary School

Wednesday, Feb. 10 – Goodwin Elementary School

Tuesday, Feb. 16 – Burke High School

Wednesday, Feb. 17 – Simmons-Pinckney Middle School

Thursday, Feb 18 – Sanders-Clyde Elementary School

As part of its literacy initiative, The Zucker Family School of Education, will sponsor two events for its Authors in Schools Initiative in celebration of Black History Month.floyd cooper

Floyd Cooper, nationally recognized illustrator of numerous children's books, will present sessions for students at Mitchell Elementary School, Sanders-Clyde Elementary School and Goodwin Elementary School on Feb. 8, 9 and 10, respectively. Cooper received a Coretta Scott King Award for his illustrations in The Blacker the Berry and a Coretta Scott King Honor for Brown Honey in Broomwheat Tea and I Have Heard of a Land.

Born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Cooper received a degree in fine arts from the University of Oklahoma and, after graduating, worked as an artist for a major greeting card company. In 1984, he came to New York City to pursue a career as an illustrator of books, and he now lives in Easton, Pennsylvania, with his wife and children.

Sharon Draper, 1997 National Teacher of The Year, will present sessions to the students at Burke High School, Simmons-Pinckney Middle sharon draper
School and Sanders-Clyde Elementary School on Feb. 16, 17 and 18, respectively. Draper is a six-time Coretta Scott King Award recipient and is the author of numerous books which are recognized by the American Library Association and the International Literacy Association.

Draper, a native of Ohio, is a graduate of Pepperdine University. She is an active participant of the YWCA of Cincinnati, Ohio and a member of the National Council of Teachers of English. She currently lives in Cincinnati with her husband and daughter.

Dr. Peter Skerry discussion: “Muslim Immigration Today: Facts and Context”

1 – 1:50 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 8

Bond Hall 165

Free and open to the publicpeter skerry 1

Peter Skerry, Ph.D., professor of political science at Boston College will present an overview of demographics and other characteristics of the estimated three million Muslim immigrants in the United States.

Skerry’s research focuses on social policy, racial and ethnic politics, and immigration. He has been a Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C., and served as Director of Washington Programs for the University of California at Los Angeles’ Center for American Politics and Public Policy, where he also taught political science. He was formerly a Research Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and Legislative Director for Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan of New York. He serves on the editorial board of the journal American Politics Research and on the board of advisory editors of Society magazine.

Dr. Peter Skerry discussion: “Immigration from Mexico in the Early 21st Century: Trends and Context”peter skerry 2

6 – 8:30 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 8

Riverview Room

$40 per person with plated dinner and drinks included

The World Affairs Council of Charleston (WACC) and the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at The Citadel are pleased to present an evening discussion with Peter Skerry, Ph.D., professor of political science at Boston College, on Feb. 8.

Skerry will present an after-dinner talk on “Immigration from Mexico in the Early 21st Century: Trends and Context.” Attendees will meet from 6 – 6:45 p.m. for cocktails and conversation with the speaker, and a plated dinner will be served from 6:45 – 7:45 p.m. Skerry will address the audience for 30 minutes beginning at 7:15 p.m., and a question and answer session will follow.

Mexican immigration to the United States is a 100-year phenomenon and is of continuing importance to the country. Skerry will provide a comprehensive overview of trends in Mexican migration to the U.S. based on available data, cultural factors and an assessment of the current state of Mexican immigrants.

Skerry is the author of Mexican Americans: The Ambivalent Minority, and his numerous writings on Mexican migration and, more recently, Muslim migration to the United States, have appeared in The American Interest, The Claremont Review of Books, The Weekly Standard, The National Affairs, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and elsewhere. He is Senior Fellow in the Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University and has been nonresident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., and holds a Ph.D. from Harvard University.

The cost to attend the dinner is $40 per person. A check can be made payable to WACC. Please send to P.O. Box 21260, Charleston, S.C. 29413-1260. Dinner includes drinks, salad, chicken entrée, sides, and dessert. Please RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than Monday, Jan. 25. Payment in the form of a check must be received at P.O. Box 21260 by February 1 to confirm attendance. Space at this event is limited, and spots will be allocated until the event is full.

Please note, this event is not one of the six regular World Affairs Council of Charleston meetings.

Discussion with Angela W. Williams on her book: Hush Now, Baby

6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 9

Copeland Auditorium, Grimsley Hallangela williams

Free and open to the public

Former director of The Citadel’s Academic Support Center and life-long resident of the Lowcountry, Angela W. Williams, will discuss her book Hush Now, Baby.

Hush Now, Baby is a memoir of Williams’s life, at the center of which is her relationship with Eva Aiken, the black woman who raised her and taught her about life and love. Through her personal experiences, Williams shares a story of the South, family and race relations in the 1950s and 60s.

Williams is a graduate of Queens College, where she began writing about her relationship with Aiken. After graduate school at Duke University, she taught English from California to Maryland finally landing at The Citadel for 20 years, calling on Aiken’s wisdom for guidance in her career path.

Storm The Citadel 2016

8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 13

Summerall Field

Free and open to the public; participants must be registered in advance

The sixth Storm The Citadel Trebuchet Competition gets underway on Feb. 13, when more than 3,000 people from elementary, middle, ft. johnson middle school trebuchet practiceand high schools, colleges, professional clubs and STEM-related businesses, come to the iconic Charleston campus to compete, mentor students, and cheer on a team.

Co-hosted and co-founded by Google and The Citadel’s School of Engineering, the event reinforces the importance of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education. Competitors spend weeks designing, building and testing their trebuchets. On competition day they will launch balls and other objects hundreds of feet to see whose device is the most powerful and the most accurate. The size of the trebuchet is determined by the team’s division. There are three: Hoplite (K-5), Centurion (6-12), Centurion COM (college, organizations, military) and Barbarian (professionals/invitation only).

The event is part of the college’s Storm The Citadel E-Week, which includes robotics and bridge building competitions as well as the new water bottle rocket competition, also held on campus Feb. 13. The Citadel is home to the fifth oldest engineering school in America.

Join the hundreds of people lining Summerall Field as they cheer on their favorite team. There is no cost to attend or to compete in any of the events, but participants must be registered in advance. To participate in Storm The Citadel 2017, send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

South Carolina Business Development Center QuickBooks Level II Workshop

8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 13scsbdc

Bastin Lab, 262 Bond Hall

$139 per person; seating is limited to 24 attendees

The South Carolina Small Business Development Center (SCSBDC) will be offering a workshop on QuickBooks II. Presented by SCSBDC, The Citadel and Software Training Consultants, Inc., the workshop will focus on how to use the software and performance based objectives including inventory set up, invoicing, payment processing and more.

The SCSBDC offers a free, confidential, one-on-one consulting service to start-up and existing businesses as well as to the needs of veterans and active military. The organization serves every county in South Carolina, and its consultants provide expertise on a variety of services, including business planning, financing options, marketing assistance, government contract procurement, and technology commercialization.

To register, please go to www.citadel.edu/bastinlab, click on workshops and follow the instructions.

Friends of the Daniel Library present Requiem for Rice

Dialogue in Charleston: The Experiences of Living and Working on a Rice Plantation

Jonathan Green, Introduction

Dr. Edda Fields-Black, The Social Networks of Rice in West Africa

Dr. Richard Porcher, Jr., Rice in the Big Rivers - Life on an Island

Moderator: Dr. Renee Jefferson, assistant professor and associate dean, Zucker Family School of Educationrenee jefferson

6:45 pm

Wednesday, Feb. 17

Bond Hall 165

Free and open to the public

*The event will be live-streamed in conjunction with Carnegie Mellon University

Join the Friends of the Daniel Library, Carnegie Mellon University, and Lowcountry Rice Culture Project for a historical evening featuring a Requiem for Rice dialogue with international Gullah artist, Jonathan Green, associate history professor at Carnegie Mellon University, Edda Fields-Black, Ph.D., professor emeritus, Richard Porcher, Ph.D. and moderator, associate professor and assistant dean for assessment and continuing improvement at The Citadel, Renée N. Jefferson, Ph.D.jonathan-green-news-spotlight

Green, was born and raised in the Lowcountry of South Carolina. A graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Green is considered one of our nation’s most
 outstanding African-American artists and highly recognized visual master for capturing Southern culture and traditions. His high level of social interest and cultural commitments, and exhibitions have brought him international recognition through his travels throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico the West Indies, Switzerland, Germany, United Kingdom, France, Italy, and Japan.

Fields-Black is a specialist in early and pre-colonial African history. Her first monograph, Deep Roots: Rice Farmers in West Africa and the African Diaspora uses a blend of edda fields-blackinterdisciplinary sources and methods to chronicle the development of tidal rice-growing technology by the inhabitants of the West African Rice Coast region, the region where the majority of captives disembarking in South Carolina and Georgia originated.

Fields-Black is a consultant for “The Power of Place: The Rice Fields of the Lowcountry” permanent exhibition at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, the International African American Museum in Charleston, and the “From Slavery to Freedom” permanent exhibition for the Senator John Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Porcher is a scholar, educator, and widely-known conservationist.  His distinguished teaching career at The Citadel integrated field biology into the curriculum. Porcher is the author of several definitive books on South Carolina botanical and cultural resources. He has dedicated the richard porcherproceeds from his books to student scholarships. Porcher also employs his experience and knowledge as a conservationist to influence regional environmental policies. He was the recipient of the 2007 South Carolina
Environmentalist of the Year Award, and has mentored many prominent southeastern naturalists.

For more information on this event, please contact Pamela Orme at (843) 953-5129.

Black History Quiz Bowl

9:30 a.m.

Saturday, Feb. 20

Copeland Auditorium, Grimsley Hall

Free and open to the public

The Citadel is proud to host the Annual Black History Quiz Bowl, presented by the Mu Alpha Chapter of Omega Psi Phi. Local elementary and middle school teams will test their Black History knowledge and compete for the annual award and recognition as the Black History Quiz Bowl Champions.

Phi Kappa Phi Induction Ceremony

3 p.m.

Sunday, Feb. 21

Holliday Alumni Centerphi kappa phi

The Citadel's Chapter of The National Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi will celebrate its 37th anniversary in 2016 by inducting new members into its chapter.

Chapter President Elizabeth Connor noted that an invitation to Phi Kappa Phi is not easily earned. "Membership is open to scholars having outstanding academic achievement and who maintain integrity and high ethical standards. Only the top 7.5 percent of juniors and the top 10 percent of seniors and graduate students are eligible," Connor said.

Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest and most selective honor society for all academic disciplines.

Discussion with Dr. Marcus Cox on the contributions to African American history by those who served in domestic roles

6:30 p.m. (date and time may change – check back for updated information)marcus cox

Wednesday, Feb. 24

Greater Issues Room, Mark Clark Hall

Marcus S. Cox, Ph.D. is a professor of history, associate dean at The Citadel Graduate College and former director of the Evening Undergraduate Studies program.

Cox specializes in African American civil-military history and is the author of over a dozen articles and reviews on the history of black higher education and military training programs at black colleges and universities. He is also the author of Segregated Soldiers: Military Training at Historically Black Colleges in the Jim Crow South.

He earned an undergraduate degree in marketing and a master’s degree in history from Southern University and a master’s degree in business administration from The Citadel School of Business Administration. Cox received his doctorate degree in American history from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois and a certificate of completion from the Harvard Graduate School of Education Management Development Program.

He joined The Citadel in 2001 and previously served the college as founding director of the African American Studies program and assistant dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences.

South Carolina Association of Accounting Educators Conference

Noon

Friday, Feb. 26 – Saturday, Feb. 27

Riverview Room

$80 per person with lunch and dinner included

The Citadel will host the South Carolina Association of Accounting Educators (SCAAE) conference with support from the College of Charleston and other colleges in the Lowcountry.

Participants can earn up to nine continuing professional education credits with the accounting and pedagogical presentations at the conference. For more information, contact Tanner Knox at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Liz Washington Arnold at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

2016 Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day

2 – 5 p.m. with check-in at 1:30 p.m.

Sunday, Feb. 28girl engineering day

Mark Clark Auditorium

Registration is $10/girl and free for adults with limited space

The Citadel will partner with the Society of Women Engineers and the Girl Scouts to present the 2016 Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day.

More than just one day, Introduce a Girl to Engineering is a national movement that shows girls the creativity behind engineering and how engineers are changing the world. Professional engineers and college students who are working towards their engineering degrees will be guiding girls in several hands-on activities and demonstrations.

Please use the event registration form found on the Girl Scouts of Eastern South Carolina website. Registration ends Friday, Jan. 29. Please contact Lesley Robinson at (843) 552-9910 ext. 2240 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

7th Annual Citadel Directors’ Institute citadel directors institute

8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Registration open now; event to be held Friday, April 22

Charleston Marriott, 170 Lockwood Blvd.

Space is limited to 75 participants

Nationally renowned leaders from across the country will come together to participate in The Citadel Directors’ Institute (CDI) on April 22. Registration is currently underway for the one-day program which is hosted annually by The Citadel School of Business. This will be the seventh year for the event and will take place from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Charleston Marriott located at 170 Lockwood Blvd.

This year’s keynote speaker is Dan Cathy, Chairman and CEO of Chick-Fil-A. CDI is designed for public and private company corporate directors and their executives to connect and discuss emerging issues and best practices in board oversight. This year’s program will give business leaders the opportunity to participate in discussions focused on emerging cyber security threats, the oversight of business strategy, transitioning into a public company, and risk and board governance.

Space is limited to 75 participants. For more information on CDI 2016, please email Kim Black at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

IMPORTANT DATES FOR 2016

  • Leadership Symposium – Thursday, March 17 & Friday, March 18
  • Corps Day Weekend – Friday, March 18 – Sunday, March 20
  • Spring break – Monday, March 28 – Friday, April 1
  • Recognition Day – Saturday, April 9
  • Commencement – Saturday, May 7
  • Fall classes begin – Wednesday, Aug. 24
  • Parents’ Weekend – Thursday, Oct. 6 – Sunday, Oct. 9
  • Ring Ceremony – Friday, Oct. 7
  • Homecoming – Saturday, Nov. 5

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