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Citadel News Service
6 Feb 2014

Corps Day and Principled Leadership Symposium: 2014

Corps Day

The Citadel will celebrate the 171st birthday of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets with a Corps Day weekend of events scheduled for March 13 – 16, 2014.

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.

To see the full Corps Day weekend schedule please scroll down.

7th annual Principled Leadership Symposium

The Citadel's Principled Leadership Symposium is a nationally lauded event held in conjunction with Corps Day Weekend each year. It is a student-centered conference focusing on leadership and ethics that is open to all students at The Citadel, alumni, faculty and staff and the public. Invited delegates from the U.S. Military Academies, senior Military Colleges, and local colleges also attend. In 2014, the theme is Principled Leadership as Respect: Valuing Others before Self.

The Symposium will take place March 13 – 14 at a variety of locations on the historic college campus. It is administered and sponsored by The Citadel's Krause Center for Leadership and Ethics.

Among the impressive roster of speakers are Pulitzer Prize-winning war correspondent and author, Rick Atkinson, and history-making ski-racer and Rhodes Scholar, Bonnie St. John. For more information on the speakers, please click here

For more information about the Principled Leadership Symposium schedule, please click here.


S.C. Corps of Cadets2014 Corps Day Schedule of Events

Thursday - March 13

6:30 p.m. Corps Birthday Celebration at Coward Hall.

The oldest graduate and the youngest cadet share cake cutting honors. Invitation only.

Friday - March 14

2-3 p.m. The Citadel Family Association annual meeting at Duckett Hall Auditorium. Open to all parents.

3:45 p.m. Washington Light Infantry Review to commemorate the 171th birthday of the S.C. Corps of Cadets; Gold Corps Alumni Recognition. At Summerall Field. Cancelled if raining.

Saturday - March 15

7:30 a.m. Board of Visitors Breakfast. For former and current BOV members. Located at Greater Issues Room, Mark Clark Hall

Invitation only.

8 a.m.-1 p.m. Sale of cadet/company photographs at Mark Clark Hall; Reception Room.

8-8:50 a.m. The Citadel Rifle Legion performance at Summerall Field. Cancelled if raining.

8:30–10 a.m. Barracks and facilities open to visitors. Regimental Pipe Band will perform at each barracks.

9 a.m. Summerall Guards performance/ Bond Volunteers exchange of rifles/Presentation of Anthony Griffin Sword and Clubb Award at Summerall Field. In the event of inclement weather, the awards move to Deas Hall.

10:15 a.m. The Citadel Story – A musical narration of the history of The Citadel at Summerall Field. Cancelled if raining.

11 a.m. Dress parade with presentation of Palmetto Medals at Summerall Field. In the event of inclement weather, the Parade is cancelled and the awards presentation moves to Buyer Auditorium in Mark Clark Hall.

12:30 p.m. 4th annual Beautiful Bulldog Contest at Johnson Hagood Stadium.

  • 11:30 - registration
  • Noon - judging
  • 1:45 p.m. - winners announced during halftime of the Blue-White spring football game
  • Sponsored by The Citadel Football Association
  • Registration closes at 5 p.m. Friday, March 14.

For entry details visit The Citadel Football Association web site.

1 p.m. Blue-White Spring Football Game at Johnson Hagood Stadium.

Sunday - March 16

9 a.m. Protestant Service at Summerall Chapel.

11 a.m. Episcopal Service at Charleston area churches. Please contact the Chaplain's office at 843-953-5049 for more information.

11:15 a.m. Catholic Service at Sacred Heart Church with Catholic Color Guard Change of Command. No shuttle bus.

NOTE: Schedule subject to change.

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