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Citadel News Service
14 Nov 2013

Upcoming News at The Citadel: Nov. 14 - 20

THURSDAY, NOV. 14

U.S. Attorney for S.C. speaks about prosecuting crime

U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles, Citadel Class of 1983, will speak to cadets about his career defending and prosecuting criminals. Nettles was appointed U.S. Attorney for South Carolina by President Barack Obama in 2010. He is responsible for a team of 60 attorneys in the state who prosecute federal crimes including, counterfeiting, computer fraud, immigration violations, public corruption, organized crime, complex drug and money laundering activities as well as violent crimes. His visit to The Citadel is sponsored by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, the Inn of Court and the Criminal Justice Society. Bill Nettles talk, "Protecting the Constitution and Public Service," will take place at 6:45pm in the third floor lounge of Daniel Library.

FRIDAY, NOV. 15

Official retirement ceremony for General and Boo IX to be held during last Parade of the semester

The first Changing of the Mascot Ceremony held during Parade in the history of The Citadel, will take place Friday, Nov. 15, at 3:45p.m. At that time, current bulldog ambassadors, General and Boo IX (seen on right), will be thanked for their service at a retirement ceremony on Summerall Field. Both dogs have served since 2003, are more than ten years old and are ready for some rest and relaxation.  More than 20 bulldogs have served The Citadel in the position as mascot, delighting the college’s cadets, staff, neighbors and visitors with their friendly antics since the breed first began officially representing the school around 1928. General and Boo IX participated in community service events, helped raise funds for animal rescue organizations and participated in athletic events and parades. The community is welcome to visit with General and Boo IX after Friday’s parade to wish them well as the new mascots, General Robert P. Carson and Boo X officially take over. (All four bulldogs will continue to live as a happy family in their house on campus.)  Getting them ready for their glamour shots hasn’t always been easy, as you can see here.

TUESDAY, NOV. 19

World Culture Fair and events at The Citadel: A collaborative celebration of International Education Week

Take a trip around the world with The Citadel for International Education week. The Citadel will host the 2013 World Cultures Fair on Tues., Nov. 19 from 5:30 – 7:30p.m., in Buyer Auditorium which is located in the college’s Mark Clark Hall.  The celebration will feature African, Chinese, Indian, Latin and Native-American musical and dance performances, as well as cultural exhibitions and food tastings. The is the second year for the collaborative event sponsored by clubs associated with The Citadel, The College of Charleston, Medical University of South Carolina, and Charleston Southern University. There is no admission fee for the fair, but there will be a charge for the food tastings. Other public events for International Education Week at The Citadel include:

 • German Poetry Evening. The event including poems read only in German.  It is scheduled from 7-8p.m., Nov. 18, in the college’s museum reading room located on the third floor of Daniel Library.

• Fotoglobe photography exhibit. Entries and winners from The Citadel’s Provost’s international photography competition will be on display Nov. 18 -22 in the lobby of Daniel Library. The event showcases photography by students, faculty and staff from study abroad and research excursions.