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Citadel News Service
30 Jan 2015

Corps Day and Principled Leadership Symposium: 2015

Corps Day

The Citadel will celebrate the 172nd birthday of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets with a Corps Day weekend of events scheduled for March 12 – 15, 2015.

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 2015 Corps Day weekend schedule please scroll down.

8th 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. Approximately 80 invited delegates from the U.S. Military Academies, senior military colleges, and local colleges also attend. In 2015, the theme is Principled Leadership as Honor: The Code, The Medal, The Ethos.

The Symposium will take place March 12 – 13 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.

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

emily12015 Corps Day Schedule of Events

Thursday - March 12

11 a.m. Greater Issues Address on "Moral Courage in Life, the Military, and Business," Gen. Peter Pace, McAlister Field House

Noon Corps Birthday Celebration at Coward Hall.

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

4 p.m. Presentation on "Ethics in the Profession of Arms," Rear Adm. Margaret DeLuca "Peg" Klein, Buyer Auditorium in Mark Clark Hall

Friday - March 13

1:15 p.m. Krause Award Presentation and Address on "Contemporary Ethical Issues Facing Communities," Mayor Joseph P. Riley, Jr., McAlister Field House

3:45 p.m. Washington Light Infantry Review Parade of the Corps of Cadets, Summerall Field, Canceled if raining

Saturday - March 14

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.

8:30 a.m.-8:50 a.m. The Citadel Rifle Legion performance at Summerall Field. Canceled 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 Club Award at Summerall Field. In the event of inclement weather, the awards move to Deas Hall.

9:45 a.m. The Citadel Story – A musical narration of the history of The Citadel at Summerall Field. Canceled if raining.

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

12:30 p.m. 5th 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 13

For entry details visit The Citadel Football Association web site.

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

Sunday - March 15

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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