Upcoming News at The Citadel - January
Spaces still available for Lowcountry Writing Project courses for K-12 educators; starts Jan. 21
The Lowcountry Writing Project (LWP), which is partially underwritten by the National Writing Project (NWP), invites K-12 teachers to register now for its spring class, "Writing Children's Books." The course is focused on how to write and publish children's or young adult literature. The class begins Jan. 21 and ends April 22. It will meet will meet on Tuesdays, from 5:00 to 7:50 p.m.
Bullying and ostracism study and free screenings of national documentary "Reject"; Jan. 26, 27 & 28
A series of three screenings of a national documentary film titled "Reject" is being made available to the public in Charleston, as part of The Citadel's Dept. of Psychology's research project centered on ostracism and bullying. Educators, counsellors, school staff, parents and members of the media, are invited to attend one of the showings. Following the film, the director/producer, along with the film's social psychologist will make a presentation and answer questions. The screening locations and dates are as follows:
• 4p.m.Jan. 26; at Cinebarre movie theater; 963 Houston-Northcutt Blvd. in Mt. Pleasant–there is very limited public seating for this showing; call 843-953-6702 for reservations.
• 3p.m., Jan. 27; at The Citadel, Jenkins Hall; 171 Moultrie St.
• 4p.m.Jan. 28; at Academic Magnet High School; 5109 West Enterprise St., North Charleston.
A trailer of the documentary can be seen at www.rejectfilm.com. For more information, please call Steve Nida, Ph.D., professor and psychology department head for The Citadel, 843-953-6702.
Patriot Dinner with Sen. Lindsey Graham; Jan. 25
The Citadel Republican Society will hold its annual Patriot Dinner on Sat., Jan. 25, at the Holliday Alumni Center, located at 69 Hagood Ave. in Charleston. Senator Lindsey Graham will receive the 2014 Nathan Hale Patriot Award and will speak during the event. WWII veterans will also be honored in commemoration of the 70th anniversary of D-Day, the allied forces invasion of Normandy, France. Tickets and sponsorships are available here, and at the door. The Patriot Dinner supports CRS cadets on their annual trip to the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, D.C. The Citadel Republican Society is the largest club at The Citadel, with more than 200 politically active cadets.
The Citadel Success Institute to accept applications in late Jan. for the summer, 2014, programs
The Citadel Success Institute (CSI) was designed to help incoming freshmen (knobs) become oriented to the college before formal matriculation each fall. The goal is to enhance students' academic and physical performance and to provide a preview of life at The Citadel. Applicants must be academically accepted, medically cleared and plan to matriculate in fall 2014. It is documented that freshmen who participate in CSI are more successful with their adaptation to all aspects of life at The Citadel. The CSI online application fee form as well as course dates and costs can be found here.
A first in the Lowcountry: mechanical engineering Bachelor of Science program
The Citadel is now accepting applications for the college's new Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering program. The courses will begin in the summer of 2014 with focused tracks in power and energy, manufacturing, aeronautical systems, materials (composites), and mechatronics. There are two different ways for students to pursue the degree. Current or incoming members of the S.C. Corps of Cadets can register now for the courses that begin in the fall of 2014. Or, as part of an entirely separate avenue of study, the new degree is being offered to non-cadets through the college's established evening undergraduate studiesin conjunction with Trident Technical College and other participating technical colleges with the courses beginning the summer of 2014.
Charleston Home + Design Show at Johnson Hagood Stadium; Jan. 24 – 26
Charleston Home + Design magazine will again present the Charleston Home + Design Show, Jan. 24-26, at The Citadel's Johnson Hagood Stadium. Some of the features of the show include a prize package giveaway and The White Room Challenge during which four small, bare, white rooms will be transformed into designer living spaces in 12 hours. The times for the show vary; please visit www.charlestonhomeanddesignshow.com for more information.