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Citadel News Service
28 Oct 2015

Upcoming News from The Citadel - November

Summerall Guards at Atlanta Falcons game, Homecoming 2015 and more

Dr. Scott Buchanan receives Georgia Historical Records Advisory Council Award for The Three Governors Controversy

5 – 7 p.m.buchanan

Wednesday, Oct. 28

Georgia Archives in Morrow, Georgia

The Georgia Historical Records Advisory Council votes Dr. Scott Buchanan’s book, The Three Governors Controversy: Skullduggery, Machinations, and the Decline of Georgia’s Progressive Politics, with an award in the category of “Research Using the Holdings of an Archives.”

Buchanan’s co-authored book is the first full-length examination of the death of Georgia governor-elect Eugene Talmadge in late 1946 that launched a constitutional crisis that ranks as one of the most unusual political events in United States history. The state had three active governors at once, each claiming that he was the true elected official.

Buchanan, an associate professor of political science and the executive director of The Citadel Symposium on Southern Politics, is also the author of Some of the People Who Ate My Barbecue Didn't Vote for Me, the only published biography of Georgia Governor Marvin Griffin, who was a member of The Citadel Class of 1929. Buchanan is the 2015 recipient of the James A. Grimsley Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.

Friends of the Daniel Library lecture

Nixon’s Gamble: How a President’s Own Secret Government Destroyed his Administration by Ray Locker

6:45 – 7:45 p.m.nixon

Wednesday, Oct. 28

Bond Hall 165

Free and open to the public

Join the Friends of the Daniel Library for an evening with two-time Pulitzer Prize nominee and Washington enterprise USA Today editor Ray Locker, for his new release Nixon's Gamble: How a President's Own Secret Government Destroyed His Administration.

Drawing from newly released documents and years of research, Locker’s book upends many of the conventional ideas about the Nixon administration. President Nixon believed that secrecy was essential to his three main policy goals: re-establishing diplomatic relations with China, reaching an arms control pact with the Soviet Union and ending the Vietnam War. In his detail-oriented book, Locker shows how Nixon’s creation of a secret government undermined U.S. policy and values.

As enterprise editor for USA Today, Locker supervises investigative reporting in the Washington bureau, as well as the White House, military and money in politics reporters. His work as a reporter and editor has been nominated for two Pulitzer Prizes. He covered the final years of George Wallace’s political career at the Montgomery Advertiser in Alabama; spent 13 years as a reporter, columnist, and editor at the Tampa Tribune; worked for the Los Angeles Times; and ran the Associated Press bureau in Sacramento, where he coordinated coverage of California government and politics. He and his family live in Rockville, Maryland.

Native American Dance Performancenativeamericanperformance

2 – 3 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 1

Buyer Auditorium, Mark Clark Hall

Free and open to the public

Local Native American tribes will take the stage to share their ceremonial attire and dance.

Eastern Cherokee, Southern Iroquois and United Tribes of South Carolina will showcase their history and culture in an educational, informational and entertaining dance performance. The show will reflect a variety of traditional American Indian tribal dances and present cultural information.

New Veteran’s program coordinator at The Citadel

Monday, Nov. 2

The Citadel Office of Military and Veterans Affairs has a new coordinator who will work as a liaison between the college, veteran students, and veteran agencies. Michelle Tompkins, who served in the Navy from 1981 – 86, will occupy the new position.

"My military career consisted of hunting Russian submarines," she said in an interview on DaretoLead.com. Tompkins graduated from The Citadel Graduate College with a Masters in Clinical Counselling in 2014. The college has hundreds of veteran evening undergraduate and graduate level students, as well as active duty students. A veteran’s center that opened last year serves as a gathering place for students and offers a convenient location for veteran’s resources.

“Michelle is a veteran. She is a graduate of The Citadel Graduate College. She knows the military and she knows our programs,” said Dr. Bob McNamara, Dean of The Citadel Graduate College, under which the office of military affairs is housed. “Michelle also brings a wealth of experience, insight, and knowledge about higher education issues and challenges facing veteran students.”

Tomkins worked at The Citadel as a graduate assistant while earning her masters.

"I am very excited to be a part of the team. I think The Citadel’s veterans program has a lot of potential for growth founded on the college’s longstanding commitment to those who served our nation,” said Tompkins.

Tompkins, who will also continue working for the Veteran’s Administration, begins Nov. 2

Art + Business: Launch Your Creative Venture artbusiness

6:30 – 8 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 3

Greater Issues Room, Mark Clark Hall

Free and open to the public

Aspiring artists are invited to join successful business owners and artists for advice on how to launch a business to sell creations. Join panelists Heather Powers of HKPowerStudio, Nate Justiss of Distil Union, Hirona Matsuda of Artist & Craftsman and Josh Silverman of Jericho, Inc. for step-by-step advice combining art and business to generate a profit.

Powers launched her business in 2011 when she joined her passions of organizing and creativity. Her business focuses on designing custom systems for clients that teach organization while creating functional and beautiful spaces.

Justiss co-founded his company in 2011 to develop useful and clever products used in everyday life. He studied industrial design at Auburn University, and has since brought to market numerous designs receiving reddot Design and iF Product Design awards.

Matsuda graduated from the College of Charleston with degrees in anthropology and studio art. Using primarily found or salvaged objects, Matsuda pieces together compositions that reflect on her life. Her installations have been shown at the North Charleston Arts Festival, Art Fields and Piccolo Spoleto. She has been featured at the Charleston City Gallery, the Etherredge Center, Robert Lange Studios and Michael Mitchell Gallery.

Silverman is the founder and CEO of Jericho, Inc. and Jericho Arts, a contemporary exhibition and performance space. He began his career in entrepreneurship and received his master’s degree in the history of art and architecture from Williams College, and was a dual major in art history and English at the University of Pittsburgh.

This is the first event in a series co-sponsored by Fine Arts at The Citadel, Jericho, Inc., and the Charleston Regional Alliance for the Arts.

Friends of the Daniel Library lecture

The Three Governors: Skullduggery, Machinations, and the Decline of Georgia’s Progressive Politics, an evening with co-author Citadel associate professor, Scott Buchananbuchanan

6:45 – 7:45 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 4

Bond Hall 165

Free and open to the public

Join the Friends of the Daniel Library for an evening with co-author Citadel associate professor, Scott Buchanan, for his new release, The Three Governors Controversy: Skullduggery, Machinations, and the Decline of Georgia’s Progressive Politics.

Buchanan’s co-authored book is the first full-length examination of the death of Georgia governor-elect Eugene Talmadge in late 1946 that launched a constitutional crisis that ranks as one of the most unusual political events in United States history. The state had three active governors at once, each claiming that he was the true elected official.

Buchanan, an associate professor of political science and the executive director of The Citadel Symposium on Southern Politics, is also the author of Some of the People Who Ate My Barbecue Didn't Vote for Me, the only published biography of Georgia Governor Marvin Griffin, who was a member of The Citadel Class of 1929. Buchanan is the 2015 recipient of the James A. Grimsley Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.

Homecoming 2015

Friday, Nov. 6 – Sunday, Nov. 8

Remarkable people, accomplishments, events and traditions are part of the fabric that makes The Citadel. The blending of new experiences with old friends during each homecoming makes the Bulldogs' community ever stronger.

Homecoming 2015 is a time to reflect on the past and celebrate where our graduates and the college are today. Reunions, meetings, ceremonies, dinners and of course, a Bulldogs game, are scheduled beginning on Friday, Nov. 6 through Sunday, Nov. 8.

Please visit here for the schedule of events for Homecoming weekend 2015.

Exhibition basketball game: Citadel vs. Erskinebasketballl

3 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 6

McAlister Field House

Free and open to the public

As part of the Homecoming 2015 weekend, come cheer for the Bulldogs for their first game under new head coach, Duggar Baucom.

The Bulldogs’ season officially begins in Indianapolis on Saturday, Nov. 14 when they go head-to-head with Butler for the first time in program history. The Citadel makes its first appearance of the season at McAlister Field House against Stetson on Tuesday, Nov. 17. To stay up-to-date with Citadel Basketball, follow @CitadelHoops on Twitter or visit CitadelSports.com.

Citadel Classes of 1965, 1975, and 2005 are celebrating their 50th, 40th and 10th class reunions

Friday, Nov. 6 – Saturday, Nov. 7 rileynovember

Citadel Classes of 1965, 1975, and 2005 are celebrating their 50th, 40th and 10th class reunions by making an impact on campus with a mini-campaign that supports two academic programs on campus.

The Class of 1965 will support the return of the Honorable Mayor Joseph P. Riley, Jr. to his alma mater, The Citadel, to be the first occupant of the Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Endowed Chair of American Government and Public Policy when he retires from his elected position as mayor of the city of Charleston in January of 2016.

The Classes of 1975 and 2005 will team up with The Krause Center for Leadership and Ethics to present the Medal of Honor Recipient Speaker Series and honor Aaron X. Wittman, Class of 2007.

On his second tour in Afghanistan, Wittman died from injuries sustained when his unit was attacked by small arms fire while on a mounted patrol in Nangarhar Province. Wittman responded to an insurgent ambush before being mortally wounded. His reaction to contact without regard for his own safety identified enemy fighting positions and enabled suppression of the enemy and the survival of the rest of the combat patrol. For his courageous actions, he was awarded the Bronze Star with “V’ Device for Valor.

For more information, contact Elliott Cooper at 843-953-4961 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Summerall Guards at Homecoming 2015

8:50 a.m.summerall

Saturday, Nov. 7

Summerall Field

Free and open to the public

The Citadel’s Summerall Guards, an internationally-known, silent precision drill platoon, will be performing on Summerall Field for Homecoming 2015. The Summerall Guards have become a fixture in numerous parades and performances across the country, and they are a favorite of alumni who return to the college for Homecoming each year.

The guards will march and perform short sections of some of their drills, such as the Criss-Cross and the German Squad Series.

Earning a spot on the Summerall Guards is one of the highest honors a cadet can receive at the military college. This all-senior platoon only accepts those demonstrating the highest levels of honor, integrity, loyalty, leadership, self-discipline and patriotism. After meeting those standards, cadets must exhibit superior physical stamina and be among the top performers during a series of rigorous physical training tests.

Associate professor of English, Michael Livingston, to release debut novel The Shards of Heaven

Tuesday, Nov. 10shardsofheaven

Citadel associate professor of English, Michael Livingston, is set to release his debut novel The Shards of Heaven.

The book begins with the discovery of the long-lost Trident of Poseidon by Juba of Numidia, an adopted son of Caesar who longs to destroy Rome to avenge the death of his father. Even as war between Octavian in Rome and Antony and Cleopatra in Alexandria threatens to rip the Roman Republic apart, Juba’s hunt for other great objects of myth and legend—to include the Ark of the Covenant—brings him into conflict with Caesarion, the child of Caesar and Cleopatra. As each man seeks the power of the Shards of Heaven, each learns more and more about what brought these artifacts into being.

Livingston, a native of Colorado, holds degrees in history, medieval studies and English. He is the general editor of the Liverpool Historical Casebook Studies, the associate editor of the TEAMS Secular Commentary Series, and an advisory board member of the TEAMS Middle English Texts Series. Livingston is also an award-winning writer published in a variety of genres and venues. He is also the co-editor of The Battle of Crécy: A Casebook.

Citadel Graduate College and Evening Undergraduate Studies hosts Open House

5 – 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 10

Holliday Alumni Center

Free and open to the public

The Citadel Graduate College (CGC) and Evening Undergraduate Studies (EUGS) will host an open house for prospective undergraduate and graduate students from around the Lowcountry. Meet with advisors and admissions staff to learn more about program and degree offerings. Please RSVP here.

The Citadel offers a classic military college education for young men and women profoundly focused on leadership excellence and academic distinction. Graduates are not required to serve in the military but about 30 percent of each class commission as officers in every branch of U.S. military service. Graduates of The Citadel have served the nation, their state and their communities as principled leaders since the college was founded in 1842. The Citadel Graduate College offers more than 50 master's degrees and graduate certificates in a wide range of disciplines, plus six undergraduate programs, through an all-evening schedule. Some graduate courses are available online.

Fugitive Colors lecture by author, Lisa Barrfugitivecolors

6:30 – 8 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 17

Bond Hall Auditorium

Free and open to the public; book signing to follow

Stolen art, love, lust, deception and revenge paint the pages of Lisa Barr’s historical suspense novel Fugitive Colors.

In Barr’s book, Hitler tries to destroy the avant-garde in the 1930s, but there is one young painter who refuses to let this happen. An accidental spy, Julian Klein, an idealistic American artist, leaves his religious upbringing for the artistic freedom of Paris. Once he arrives in the “City of Lights,” he meets a young German artist, Felix von Bredow, whose personality overshadows his inferior artistic ability, and the gifted artist Rene Levi, whose colossal talent will later serve to destroy him. The trio quickly becomes best friends and inseparable, until two women get in the way.

Barr, a journalist for more than 20 years, served as an editor for The Jerusalem Post for five years, covering Middle East politics, lifestyle and terrorism in Jerusalem. Fugitive Colors won the IPPY Award for “Best Literary Fiction” in 2014.

This event is presented by the Charleston JCC and The Citadel Fine Arts program and is a part of the Charleston Jewish Bookfest.

Summerall Guards perform at Atlanta Falcons game in “Salute to Service”summerall2

1 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 22

The Citadel’s Summerall Guards, an internationally-known, silent precision drill platoon, will be performing at halftime during the Atlanta Falcons football game on Sunday, Nov 22. The performance will be part of the organizations “Salute to Service” to honor America’s veterans and active duty military. The Summerall Guards have become a fixture in numerous parades and performances across the country, but this will be their first appearance at a Falcons game.

Earning a spot on the Summerall Guards is one of the highest honors a cadet can receive at the military college. This all-senior platoon only accepts those demonstrating the highest levels of honor, integrity, loyalty, leadership, self-discipline and patriotism. After meeting those standards, cadets must exhibit superior physical stamina and be among the top performers during a series of rigorous physical training tests.

Dr. Richard Ebeling, BB&T Distinguished Professor of Ethics and Free Enterprise Leadership, releases Monetary Central Planning and the Stateebeling

Dr. Richard Ebeling, BB&T Distinguished Professor of Ethics and Free Enterprise Leadership, releases Monetary Central Planning and the State.

In the book, Ebeling discusses the past decade of American economy by outlining the causes and effects of the economic boom between 2003 and 2008, followed by a severe economic downturn, and with a historically slow and weak recovery from 2009 until the present.

The second part of the book presents a critical analysis of the political and economic weaknesses inherent in central banking, including the U.S. Federal Reserve, and why it is a form of central planning with all the impossibilities that come with government control of what should be market-based processes.

Ebeling is recognized as one of the leading members of the Austrian Schools of Economics and the author of Political Economy, Public Policy, and Monetary Economics: Ludwig von Mises and the Austrian Tradition. Prior to his appointment at The Citadel, Ebeling was professor of economics at Northwood University in Midland, Michigan. He served as president of the Foundation for Economic Education, was the Ludwig von Mises Professor of Economics at Hillside College in Hillsdale, Michigan, and assistant professor of economics at the University of Dallas in Texas.

The Citadel Becomes National Cyber Security Awareness Month 2015 Champion

The Citadel has become a Champion of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) 2015. The military college will be joining a growing global effort among colleges and universities, ncsambusinesses, government agencies, associations, nonprofit organizations and individuals to promote online safety awareness.

Celebrated every October, National Cyber Security Awareness Month was created as a collaborative effort between government and industry to ensure everyone has the resources needed to stay safer and more secure online. As an official champion The Citadel recognizes its commitment to cybersecurity and online safety.

Coordinated and led by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and the Department of Homeland Security, NCSAM has grown exponentially since its inception, reaching consumers, small and medium-sized businesses, corporations, educational institutions and young people across the nation and internationally. This year marks the 12th year of NCSAM.

"The Champion Program is a vital part of making National Cyber Security Awareness Month a success each year,” said Michael Kaiser, executive director of the National Cyber Security Alliance. “We are thankful to our 2015 Champion organizations for their support and commitment to our shared responsibility of promoting cyber security and online safety awareness."

For more information about National Cyber Security Awareness Month, the NCSAM Champions program, and how to participate in NCSAM activities, visit http://www.staysafeonline.org/ncsam. You can also follow and use the hashtag #cyberaware on Twitter throughout the month.

Take a sneak peek at December’s upcoming news:

  • Cadets on Film
  • Unplugged Cadet Acoustic Night
  • Christmas Candlelight Concert
  • Shards of Heaven lecture and book signing

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