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Citadel News Service
7 Apr 2014

Upcoming News at The Citadel - April through May

Including the iconic March to Charleston's Marion Square & and Virtual Bush vs. Clinton 2016

A Climate of Crisis: America in the Age of Environmentalism

April 7

6:45 p.m.

Bond Hall 165

Free and open to the public

In the opinion of the author of A Climate of Crisis, the world's environmental situation is not getting worse; it's getting better. Since World War II the United States has faced a succession of alarms about pollution, over-population, resource depletion, acid rain, and climate change. At the same time its people have been leading longer, healthier, more affluent lives, breathing cleaner air, bringing endangered species back from the brink of extinction, and setting aside more land for national parks, forests, and wilderness areas. Patrick Allitt's new book, A Climate of Crisis, explains this paradox. He explains that environmental problems are manageable, not catastrophic, and that the best way to understand them is to study their history. Allitt will make a presentation followed by an audience question and answer session and a book signing.


Kickstart your Photography Career: Advice from the Pros

April 10

6:30 p.m.

Bond Hall Room 165

Free and open to the public

No matter where you are in your pursuit of a photography career, these experts can help kickstart your business with strategic pointers that will save you time, effort, and money and get you on the path to a satisfying and sustainable livelihood behind the lens. Each professional will share their most crucial tips then the panel will answer questions from the audience. A reception will follow to encourage networking and further discussion in the lobby of Capers Hall. This event is sponsored by B&H Photo, Nikon, and ArtMag.

Presenters and panelists include: Stacy L. Pearsall (seen right), two-time winner of the NPAA Military Photographer of the Year award; Josh Silverman, Founder and CEO, Jericho Advisors; Stan Foxworthy, CEO and lead photographer, Foxworthy Studios; and Cheryl Smithem, CEO, Charleston PR & Design.


Recognition Day – the iconic march to Marion Square 

April 12


From the gates of The Citadel to Marion Square

Free and open to the public

Recognition Day is a monumental event in the life of a member of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets. For freshmen, known as knobs, it means the end of the highly regimented way of life that is The Citadel's Fourth-Class System: the toughest college military training system in the country. The day includes rigorous physical training tests and other activities which are crowned by one of the iconic sites of Charleston – the Recognition Day March to Marion Square.

Hundreds of people line the streets to cheer for the knobs as they march, dressed in their brilliant, white uniforms, to attend "The Oath Renewal on The Citadel Green". The oath marks their transition to become official members of the Corps. The green at Marion Square was the original parade ground for the college, when it was founded in 1842 in the structure that is now the Embassy Suites.

The march follows three weeks of Transition to Recognition Training during which the knobs take classes examining student ethics and leadership skills and the honor code. They also undergo inspections and drills training.

The marchers depart from The Citadel's main gate, down Moultrie St. then turning right on King St. to Marion Square. The public is invited to cheer on the cadets and view the oath ceremony – which has been carried out in some fashion for more than 100 years.


Jeb Bush VS Hillary Clinton: 2016 – a Virtual Campaign

April 14

3:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Regimental Commanders' Riverview Room, Coward Hall

Free and open to the public

Political pundits often include activities and discussions occurring on the campus of The Citadel when examining different sectors of society for indicators that could help predict the outcome of a major election. It is exactly that kind of activity that will occur April 14, as two teams of cadets who are studying political science bring their strategies to the virtual election stage in a simulated campaign to elect the 2016 President of the United States. The candidates the students have chosen for the presidential ticket: Jeb Bush, former Governor of Florida, vs. Hillary Clinton, former U. S. Secretary of State.

Each of the 20 cadets will play a realistic role found in modern campaigns. Each team will benefit from the advice of a seasoned campaign professional during the three-hour virtual campaign. On the side of the Democrats: Lachlan McIntosh. He is the owner of McIntosh Consulting in Charleston and has participated in campaigns for numerous South Carolina- based politicians. In addition, McIntosh has served in several party positions including as executive director of the S.C. Democratic Party.

On the side of the Republicans: Chris Drummond will be the coach. Drummond was the chief of communications for Gov. Mark Sanford, was a news director at two television stations, and has a public relations business in Charleston. Participants will be using the #CitadelPrez2016 on Twitter and Instagram to share developments.


HACKCharleston (Part of Dig South)

A 24-hour event

Begins April 11 at 4p.m.

TD Arena, The College of Charleston

Teams of competitors will think fresh code, hot caffeine and cold, craft beer while enjoying a killer opportunity to get exposed to tech companies, digital agencies, investors and those seeking the most tech-talented hackers in the south. The 24-hour long event is sponsored by The Citadel Graduate College and will support Dig South's 2014 non-profit partner, Lowcountry Open Land Trust (LOLT) by developing themes based around the organization's digital needs.

It's not an Edward Snowden-type attack on the internet. HACKCharleston is a challenge to top software developers, code slingers and designers to build the most brilliant app for LOLT and walk away with the loot. Prizes include up to $500 and other items such as one year of Digital Ocean cloud hosting. Other sponsors and contributors of HACKCharleston include The Iron Yard, SPARC and of course, DIG SOUTH.


The Citadel's Pistol Team heads to Championships

April 10-13


The current and future stars of USA Shooting are set to begin competition during the 2014 National Junior Olympic Shooting (NJOSC) Championships taking place at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. The Citadel's Pistol Team will be there April 10 – 13 for qualifying rounds and competitions. Students will travel to the event from all corners of the country, including Charleston. Each event will provide two opportunities to be appointed to USA Shooting's National Junior Team

A record seven cadets qualified at the S.C. State Junior Olympic Championship, earning them invitations to the national championships. The cadets competing in Colorado include: Austin Dickard, Patricia Elder, Michael Kennedy, Cory Kirk, Jonathan Rand, Dillon Roundtree, and David Wilkinson.


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