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Citadel News Service
29 Feb 2016

Upcoming News from The Citadel - March

Celebrating Women’s History Month, Symposium on Southern Politics and more

Women's History Month: Celebrating 20 years of women in the South Carolina Corps of Cadets: Women have been a part of The Citadel since its inception in 1842. They served in supportive roles as staff, nurses, mothers, sisters, girlfriends, company sponsors, and mentors, eventually becoming faculty and graduate students in the 1960s, and then members of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets in the 1990s. Read about some of the college's alumnae, take a look at a slideshow with photos, old and new; a video showing the current roles of female cadets, and a timeline of events as we explore the evolution of women at The Citadel.

2nd Annual Boeing Women’s Leadership Day: Understanding the Place of Women in Industry

11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Wednesday, March 2

Boeing, North Charlestonwomens leadership day

For the second year in a row, as part of Women’s History Month, Boeing South Carolina will host 60 female cadets and veteran students for a Women’s Leadership Day (WLD) seminar.

WLD represents a corporate-academic partnership between The Boeing Company and The Citadel in support of leadership and professional development of female cadets. The mission of WLD is to inspire and foster personal and professional development for women’s leadership and shape the culture by providing exposure to avenues for networking and mentorship.

The female cadets and veteran students will have the opportunity to meet, hear from, and talk with successful women in The Boeing Company and the day will include leadership demonstrations and group break-away sessions. For more information please contact Julie Lipovsky, Ph.D. at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (843) 953-5323.

Friends of the Daniel Library Lecture: Celebrating Women’s History Month with Provost Connie Ledoux Book

6:45 p.m.

Tuesday, March 8

Museum Reading Room, Daniel Libraryfriends of daniel library and dr. connie book

Free and open to the public

Join the Friends of the Daniel Library for an evening with The Citadel’s first female provost, Connie Ledoux Book, Ph.D.

Book, the provost and dean of The Citadel, began her career at Elon University in 1999 as an assistant professor, eventually becoming a tenured professor, department chair, associate dean and associate provost of academic affairs.

Book holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Louisiana State University, a master’s degree in education from Northwestern State University and a Ph.D. in journalism from the University of Georgia. She has served as a board member for the Agency for Public Television in North Carolina since 2008 and is also a member of the board for the North Carolina Open Government Coalition.

The provost is a vice presidential position responsible for all matters pertaining to the academic functions of the college and is the second-ranking official at The Citadel. As the college’s chief academic officer, the provost provides leadership in all academic areas, including curriculum and instruction, research and scholarly activity, accreditation, admissions and financial aid, and academic support services. For more information contact Elise Wallace at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (843) 953-6902.

Greater Issues Series presentation with Governor Nikki Haley

11 a.m.

Thursday, March 17

McAlister Field House

Free and open to the public

South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley will provide the keynote address for the 9th Annual Principled Leadership Symposium, at 11 a.m. nikki haley head shoton Thursday, March 17, in McAlister Field House. The symposium is a nationally-lauded event held in conjunction with The Citadel’s Corps Day Weekend each year, during which the South Carolina Corps of Cadets and students delegates from other colleges focus on leadership and ethics.

Gov. Haley is expected to address this year’s symposium theme of Principled Leadership: Character, Courage, Community. This year's theme was selected by The Citadel’s Krause Center of Leadership and Ethics, which manages the event, to recognize and explore the Charleston community's united leadership effort in the wake of the tragedy the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, near The Citadel campus in June of 2015.

Nikki Randhawa Haley was re-elected as the 116th Governor of South Carolina in 2014. Born in Bamberg, South Carolina, the daughter of Indian immigrants, Governor Haley’s first job was keeping the books for her family’s clothing store – at the age of 13. She went on to graduate from Clemson University with a degree in accounting and was eventually elected to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 2004 to represent the 87th District, beating the longest serving state legislator in a Republican primary.

During her tenure as Governor, Haley has brought together leaders of both political parties, educators and the business community to achieve major education reforms, as well as pension, Medicaid and illegal immigration reforms. Under her leadership, the state’s jobless rate has hit record lows, the state has announced more than 70,000 new jobs, and the state has made the largest infrastructure investment in a generation without raising taxes.

Seating for the public at the addresses will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. There is no fee to attend.

Per the colleges safety regulations, no boxes, alcohol, weapons, firecrackers, noise makers, umbrellas, beverage containers of any sort, backpacks, large handbags, coolers, thermoses or similar items will be allowed in the field house. Food and drink are prohibited. Cameras and video cameras are permitted; however, guests will not be permitted on the floor of the field house during the presentations.

Members of the media who would like to cover the presentations are asked to notify The Citadel Office of Communications and Marketing by emailing Kim Keelor at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

"Characters and Courage: Citadel Women Leaders" panel as part of the 9th Annual Principled Leadership Symposium

9 a.m.

Friday, March 18

Buyer Auditorium, Mark Clark Hall

Five Citadel alumnae will discuss "Characters and Courage: Citadel Women Leaders" as part of the 9th Annual Principled Leadership Symposium at 9 a.m. on March 18 at Buyer Auditorium in Mark Clark Hall. Nancy Mace, Class of 1999, Kathleen Cartland, Class of 1997, Mandy Garcia Patrick, Class of 2001, Lesjaanusar "Shay" Peterson, Class of 2002, and Petra Lovetinksa Seipel, Class of 2000 will come together during Women's History Month to focus on the role of women in leadership positions. 

Women have been a part of The Citadel since its inception in 1842. They served in supportive roles as staff, nurses, mothers, sisters, girlfriends, company sponsors, and mentors, eventually becoming faculty and graduate students in the 1960s, and then members of the South Carolina Corp of Cadets in the 1990s. Please visit our site on Women's History Month: Celebrating 20 years of women in the South Carolina Corps of Cadets to learn more about the college's alumnae, take a look at a slideshow with photos, old and new; a video showing the current roles of female cadets, and a timeline of events as we explore the evolution of women at The Citadel.

Leah Suárez: A Celebration of Women in Jazz

6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, March 22

Buyer Auditorium, Mark Clark Hall

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Leah Suárez, one of Charleston’s premiere vocalists, will lead her jazz ensemble in A Celebration of Women in Jazz on campus at The Citadel at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 22. In honor of Women’s History Month, this evening concert will pay homage to key women who have made significant contributions to the formation and progression of America’s unique art form.

Presented by Fine Arts at The Citadel, the Office of the Provost and De La Luz Productions, music selections will include dedications to female artists Billie Holiday, Nina Simone, Elis Regina, Anita O’Day, Bettysuch as Bessie Smith, Ella Fitzgerald, Mary Lou Williams, Betty Carter, Shirley Horne and more. The evening will feature a range of mix and styles, from blues to swing, bebop to bossa nova to bolero to contemporary and fusion.

Suárez will also debut her new composition for its world premiere, commissioned by The Citadel for this event, in honor of Women’s History Month. Suárez will share the stage with some of Charleston’s most well-known musicians including: Mark Sterbank (reeds), Richard Harris White, Jr. (piano), Tyler Ross (guitar), Jake Holwegner (bass), Ron Wiltrout (drums and percussion) and Gino Castillo (percussion).

The performance will be held in Buyer Auditorium in Mark Clark Hall on The Citadel’s campus. General admission will cost $5 and VIP tickets will cost $45 and include reserved front row seating, a personalized CD and a wine and cheese reception with Suárez and the musicians after the concert. The site for purchasing tickets will be up shortly. Please click This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to be notified when tickets become available. Citadel faculty, staff and students will be admitted for free with a Citadel ID. For more information please contact Tiffany Silverman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (843) 953-6918.

Citadel Graduate College to host spring open house

5 – 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, March 1

Holliday Alumni Center, 69 Hagood Ave.

The Citadel Graduate College (CGC) and Evening Undergraduate Studies will host an open house for prospective students to learn about the school’s advanced degree offerings. Advisors and admissions staff will be available to discuss how The Citadel can help professionals reach their goals with a master’s degree. In addition to the open house, the CGC cgcwill host informational webinars for prospective evening students. The upcoming webinars and in-person information sessions for March are:

 

 

 


Please contact Katie Gibson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (843) 953-4805 for event and webinar information, or to schedule a personalized meeting.

Symposium on Southern Politics

8:30 a.m.

Thursday, March 3 – Friday, March 4

All panels are free and open to the public

The Citadel Symposium on Southern Politics is the largest and most comprehensive conference for the presentation and discussion of scholarly research on the contemporary southern politics symposiumpolitics of the south. Hosted by The Citadel’s Department of Political Science, the symposium has been held biennially, in even-numbered years, on The Citadel’s campus since 1978.

The symposium will be led by Scott Buchanan, Ph.D., with DuBose Kapeluck, Ph.D., assisting as co-director. Panel topics of discussion include: The End of Southern Distinctiveness, Voter Participation in the South, Demographic Changes in the South and Presidential Trends. For the entire schedule of events, please visit here.

For more information contact the Department of Political Science at (843) 953-5072.

The Annual Massing of the Colors

3 p.m.

Sunday, March 6

Summerall Chapel

Free and open to the publicmassing of the colors

More than 25 color guard groups from across the Lowcountry will gather at The Citadel’s Summerall Chapel in the 2016 Massing of the Colors. The display of patriotism and honor to the nation will be held at 3 p.m. on March 6.

The Massing of the Colors is a patriotic ceremony dedicated to those who serve and have served the United States. The first Massing of the Colors ceremony was conducted in 1922 on Armistice Day at the Church of the Heavenly Rest in New York City.

The ceremony is held to pledge faith in the colors of the United States and to ask for blessings on the colors as well as on the men and women who serve. The ceremony will begin with the procession of colors by local color guards groups including The Citadel Chapel Color Guard, the South Carolina Police Corps, among many others. For more information please contact Clarice Starks at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (843) 953-5049.

South Carolina Business Development Center QuickBooks Level I Workshop

9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Saturday, March 12

Bastin Lab, 262 Bond Hall

$129 per person; seating is limited to 28 attendees

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.

9th Annual Principled Leadership Symposium and Corps Day Weekend

Thursday, March 17 – Sunday, March 20

The Citadel campus

Free and open to the public

The Citadel’s Principled Leadership Symposium is a nationally renowned event held in conjunction with Corps Day Weekend each year. It is a student-centered conference focusing principled leadership symposium 2016on leadership and ethics that is open to all students at The Citadel, alumni, faculty and staff and the public. Approximately 80 invited delegates from the U.S. military academies, senior military colleges and local colleges also attend.

For 2016’s symposium, the theme is Principled Leadership: Character, Courage, Community. The keynote speakers include South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, Medal of Honor recipient, Hershel Woodrow “Woody” Williams and former U.S. Senator and Citadel Class of 1942 graduate, Ernest Frederick “Fritz” Hollings, among others.

The symposium is administered and sponsored by The Citadel’s Krause Center for Leadership and Ethics. To see the full Principled Leadership Symposium please visit here.

The Citadel will celebrate the 173rd birthday of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets with a Corps Day weekend of events. Corps Day is one of the most highly attended weekends at The Citadel. Attractions include dress parades, awards presentations, special cadet performances and athletic events. A highlight is the mess hall birthday celebration in which the oldest member of the alumni ranks and the youngest cadet in the Corps share cake-cutting honors. Most Corps Day events are free and open to the public.

8th Annual Citadel Academy of Science and Mathematics Awards Banquet

6 p.m.

Thursday, March 17

Francis Marion Hotel, 387 King St.

Tickets are $75 per individual; upwards for sponsorships academy of science and math

The Citadel Academy of Science and Mathematics will honor professionals who have demonstrated exemplary leadership in their work, classrooms, or through their research during the academy’s upcoming annual awards event. The awards banquet will be held on March 17 and will also include highlights on the innovative work being done by cadets, students and their faculty advisors, as well as major initiatives underway within The Citadel School of Science and Mathematics.

Among those being honored will be: William H. Bowers, Ph.D, J. Patrick Johnson, Ph.D., Rick DeVoe and Dena Garner, Ph.D.

"It will be a great honor to recognize these innovators in the environmental, health, and medical science fields," said Dean of The Citadel School of Science and Mathematics, Lok C. Lew Yan Voon.

The award banquet is open to the public. Tickets are $75 per person and can be purchased by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or calling (843) 953-5300.

Scholarship at Its Best: An Evening with the authors and editors of The Gold Star Journal

6:30 – 7:30 pm

Thursday, March 17

Bond Hall 165

Free and open to the publicgold star journal

The Gold Star Journal, founded in July 1996 by Suzanne Mabrouk, Ph.D., will celebrate its 20th anniversary of promoting academic excellence through the publication of cross-disciplinary, research papers written by cadets and students.

Join the authors and editors of The 2016 Gold Star Journal as they discuss their featured papers, including:

  • Jacques Cartier’s Voyages to New France by Joseph M. Draper, Class 2016, history and political science major
  • A Call to Arms: Oratory as a Leadership Tool in the Case of Marc Antony by Grant M. Miller, Class of 2018, English and modern language major
  • Mechanics of a Parachute Landing Fall by Joshua A. Hamilton, Class of 2017, exercise science major
  • Espionage During the American Revolution by Michael C. Holmes, Class of 2016, criminal justice major
  • Progressive and Conservative Understandings of the American Political Tradition by John W. Hope, Class of 2016, political science major
  • Can Christianity and Judaism Reconcile the Actions of the LGBT Community by Matthew C. Scalise, Class of 2016, biology major
  • Al-Shabaab: Its Threat to the International Community and the Need for Support of AMISOM by Bret H. Seidler, Class of 2017, political science and modern language major

In addition to the discussions, current Editor-in-Chief, L. Miguel Parrado, will reflect on his experience with the journal and awards will be presented for the Best Overall Paper, the Best Undergraduate Paper and the Best Photograph. Following the lecture, a reception will be held and the 2016 authors will provide autographs.

This event is co-sponsored by The Friends of The Daniel Library, The Gold Star Journal, and The Krause Center for Leadership and Ethics. For more information please contact Dr. Suzanne T. Mabrouk at (843) 953-7788 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Citadel Student Research Conference

9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Friday, March 18

Daniel Library

Free and open to the public

Over 70 research projects will be presented by Citadel undergraduate and graduate students on March 18. This year’s topics range from humanities to the sciences and engineering. Visitors will be given the opportunity to read student poster displays and ask students about their work. For more information please contact Jason Howison, Ph.D. at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , Melanie Maddox, Ph.D. at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , Dmitra Michalaka, Ph.D. at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or Mike Politano, Ph.D., This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

6th Annual Beautiful Bulldog Contest

Noon

Saturday, March 19

Johnson Hagood Football Stadium

Free and open to the publicbrutus miller

Showcasing their unique beauty, the 6th Annual Beautiful Bulldog contest will be held Saturday, March 19 at Johnson Hagood Football Stadium during The Citadel’s Corps Day weekend spring football game

In 2016 Brutis Miller took the crown, and soon dozens of bulldogs will be primping and preening as they compete for the top spot in the Beautiful Bulldog Contest.

Inspired by The Citadel's beloved mascots, General Robert P. Carson and Boo X, the contest was started by The Citadel Football Association as a way to unite bulldog lovers from around the South, and raise money for the college’s mascot program which is solely funded by donations. The contest and the game are both free to attend and open to the public. The schedule for the contest is as follows:

  • 11:30 a.m. Check-in at the concourse under the Home side stands
  • Noon Judging
  • 1:00 p.m. Complimentary lunch for dog owners
  • 1:30 p.m. Beauty pageant and winners crowned during halftime of the Blue-White spring football game

This year’s categories are Best Smiler, Best Coat and Markings, Best Physique, Best Costume, Miss Congeniality, Mr. Personality, and Most Beautiful Bulldog. Citadel Football Association sponsors the event each year and also applies some of the funds raised to its scholarship program. Dogs must be registered online in advance here in order to compete. The registration fee is $50 and the event is limited to 40 bulldogs. Check in begins at 11:30 a.m. and the full schedule is here.

South Carolina Business Development Center QuickBooks Level II Workshop

9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Saturday, March 26

Bastin Lab, 262 Bond Hall

$129 per person; seating is limited to 28 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.

7th Annual 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 citadel directors instituteone-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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