Upcoming News from The Citadel: April
Bulldog Business Bowl, concerts, and more
Winning Through Wisdom: Traditional Chinese Warfare
Duckett Hall Auditorium
Dr. Ralph Sawyer, an eminent authority on ancient Chinese warfare and strategic thought will visit The Citadel to present Winning Through Wisdom: Traditional Chinese Warfare.
Sawyer completed undergraduate study in philosophy, the history of science and electrical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His graduate studies include history and Chinese language at Harvard University with further Chinese language study at the Stanford Center in Taipei.
Sawyer continued private study in classical Chinese with noted professors such as Chin Chiao-hsi and Ts'ai Mao-t'ang. He followed the Chinese tradition of private scholarship while maintaining a consulting practice for more than 25 years in the Far East, initially in Taiwan but eventually throughout Asia.
For the last decade, Sawyer has increasingly focused on study and writing, but continues to consult with conglomerates and government agencies. He is a regular contributor to Sonshi.com, and his familiar red-cover Art of War book published in 1994 remains among the highest ranked Sun Tzu translations of all time. For more information contact the History department.
“Patrick N. Lynch 1818-1882: Third Catholic Bishop of Charleston”
Lecture and book signing with co-author, Stephen J. White, Sr.
From the Daniel Library 2015 Lecture Series
Bond Hall, room 165
Free and open to the public
Join the Friends of the Daniel Library for a lecture and book signing with Stephen J. White, Sr., co-author of “Patrick N. Lynch 1818-1882: Third Catholic Bishop of Charleston” with the late David Heisser (1942-2010).
The book is the first biography of the influential southern bishop, Patrick N. Lynch, spanning his critical Civil War experiences and beyond. Lynch, born in a small town in Ireland, became the third Roman Catholic bishop of the Diocese of Charleston, South Carolina. Lynch is remembered for his support of the Confederacy, his unofficial diplomatic mission to the Vatican on behalf of the Confederate cause and for his ownership and management of slaves owned by the Catholic diocese.
Heisser and White investigate those controversial issues in Lynch’s life, but also illuminate his intellectual character and his labors as a bishop of Charleston in a critical era of the state and nation’s religious history.
Lynch executed plans to assimilate newly freed slaves into the Catholic Church and to welcome Catholic emigrants from Europe and the northern states. Upon his death, Lynch was celebrated throughout his city, state and nation for his generosity of spirit, intellectual attainments and dedication to his holy church.
Heisser was an associate professor and reference librarian of the Daniel Library at The Citadel. He also wrote “The State Deal of South Carolina: A Short History.”
White is executive director of the Karpeles Manuscript Museum and the founder and director of the Charleston Historical Society. He is the author of “Irish Charleston.” For more information contact Elise Wallace at (843) 953-6902.
Behind the Lens with Ben Ham
Mark Clark Hall, second floor
Free and open to the public
Driven by a passion for exploring the great outdoors, photographer Ben Ham will discuss his inspirations and techniques for capturing landscapes as part of the Behind the Lens series presented by Fine Arts at The Citadel and the Charleston Center for Photography.
A full-time fine art landscape photographer, Ham works exclusively with a wooden field camera capturing images on black and white sheet film.
Ham practices a contemplative approach to his art, producing compositions that possess a presence and potency of place that cause a shift in consciousness inviting the viewer to step into the world created by the photographer. Ham’s subjects range from the Lowcountry of the South Carolina coast to the high altitudes of the Rockies, from the buttes and mesas of the Southwest to the Pacific Coast.
As the owner of eponymous galleries in Charleston and Hilton Head, Ham will share his story of how he became a fine art photographer and insights into how to succeed as a gallery photographer. For more information contact Fine Arts at The Citadel.
“Why did the Allies Win World War II?”
Duckett Hall Auditorium
Join Professor Jeremy Black in a discussion of “Why did the allies win World War II?”
Jeremy Black is Professor of History at the University of Exeter. Graduating from Cambridge with a starred first, he did postgraduate work at Oxford, and then taught at Durham, eventually as professor, before moving to Exeter in 1996. He has lectured around the world and has held visiting chairs at West Point, Texas Christian University, and Stillman College. A past Council member of the Royal Historical Society, Black is a Senior Fellow of the Foreign Policy Research Institute. He was appointed to the Order of Membership of the British Empire for services to stamp design. He is a senior fellow at the Center for the Study of America and the West at the Foreign Policy Research Institute. He is the author of over ninety books, especially on eighteenth century British politics and international relations. For more information contact the History department.
Kelley Paul, to hold book signing, meet and greet
Mark Clark Hall, reception room
Kelley Paul will be at The Citadel on April 16 to promote her new book, True and Constant Friends, which will be released on April 7. Kelley Paul is the wife of Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, and was once described as his ‘secret weapon.’ Aside from writing her book, Paul already helps her husband on the 2016 presidential campaign trail, joining conference calls, editing speeches, and preparing Senator Paul for speeches.
Her book focuses on the relationships between close friends, mothers and grandmothers. When she arrived at Rhodes College in 1981, she forged a friendship with six women that would last for three decades. Still friends and reuniting at least once a year, Paul tells their story as well as the story of their mothers and grandmothers. "I believe there's incredible power in friendship, especially that between women," she said.
The event will include a welcome and speech, a book signing, and a meet and greet.
3rd Annual Academy of Engineers honors four new inductees
Holliday Alumni Center
The Citadel Academy of Engineers will honor four new inductees at the Holliday Alumni Center on April 16. Every year, the academy honors successful engineering leaders who have made significant contributions to their communities and followed The Citadel’s School of Engineering mission—“to educate and develop principled engineering leaders to serve a global community.” They must also follow the school’s values of integrity, diversity, respect for others, professional and intellectual development for all, and excellence through continuous improvement.
The honorees for the 2015 Academy of Engineer’s induction are:
- Ms. Linda Figg, Auburn Class of 1981, President and CEO of FIGG Engineering Group
- Mr. Edwin Burrow Hill Jr., Citadel Class of 1949, Founder of Hill Construction
- Mr. William B. Samsom, Citadel Class of 1964, Chairman and CEO of The H.T. Hackney Company
- Mr. Guy Haywood White III, Citadel Class of 1956, CEO and Senior Consultant of Guy White and Associates
Each honoree will receive a crystal obelisk which represents the engineers of past who built or invented engineering feats, such as the Washington Monument, the transcontinental railroad and the Brooklyn Bridge. The ceremony will begin at 6 p.m. on April 16 at the Holliday Alumni Center.
Daniel D. and the Urban Instrumentalists perform at McAlister Field House
6:30 – 8 p.m.
McAlister Field House
General admission $5 at door; Citadel facutly, staff and students free
Classical meets contemporary when it comes to Daniel D. and the Urban Instrumentalists. Daniel D., a seasoned 25-year-old violinist, has played all over the country, amassing over 400,000 Facebook followers and 40,00 YouTube members. He began playing violin at 12 years old, eventually graduating from the Charleston School of the Arts and producing four albums.
His music transforms classical into contemporary by focusing on modern music with an electronic band backup, the Urban Instrumentalists. Daniel D.’s most recent single made it to the top 50 of the Indie Charts, and he is an annual featured artist in the MOJA Festival and a featured performer at Charleston Fashion Week. He travels across the country performling solo, with his DJ, or with his band.
The performance will begin at 6:30 p.m. at McAlister Field House on April 16. General admission will cost $5 at the door and any Citadel faculty, staff or students will be admitted for free.
Bulldog Business Bowl
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Bond Hall, room 165
Free and open to public
The third and final round of the 1st annual Bulldog Business Bowl will be held on April 17 in Bond Hall. The Bulldog Business Bowl was created this year by the School of Business and is aimed at budding entrepreneurs with ideas for new products and a desire to turn that idea into a business. The competition consists of three rounds, with the third round narrowed down to five businesses from the original 28 entries.
The panel of judges will consist of a panel of South Carolina business executives, and the winners will be chosen the same day. The top prize is incubator office space, consultations from VIP executives and $7,500. The second place consists of incubator office space and $2,500. Presentations will begin at 9 a.m. in Bond Hall 165 and it is free and open to the public. other relevant business details. The five finalists are EPS Innovations, Rraid, Moving Mountains, South Carolina Hemp Growers Association, LLC and Charleston Import Foods, LLC.In round three, the finalist teams will present, before a judging committee, a full business plan, including marketing, pricing and production strategies, detailed financial projections and
The 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War
Free and open to the public
Chaplain Joel Harris, Chaplain of Summerall Chapel, will lead a delegation of clergymen at an interfaith gathering at Hampton Park, memorializing the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War. Hampton Park is now widely recognized as the site of the first Decoration (Memorial) day ceremonies to remember those who died in the war. Chaplain Harris will be joined by Joseph Darby, senior pastor at Morris Brown AME Church, in leading the clergymen.
Afterward, Professor David Blight, whose work shows Hampton Park as the site of the first decoration ceremonies, will make a brief speech. Later in the evening, there will be a concert at White Point Gardens featuring Aaron Copeland’s Lincoln suite and a dramatic narration by Mayor Joseph P. Riley, Jr.
For more information on the weekend’s events, please contact the School of Humanities and Social Sciences.
Lecture and book signing for author James M. Scott’s new book, set in WWII
Bond Hall, room 165
Author James M. Scott, a former Nieman Fellow at Harvard, will give a lecture and participate in a book signing for his newly released book, Target Tokyo: Jimmy Doolittle and the Raid that Avenged Pearl Harbor. Scott is the author of two other books titled, The War Below and The Attack on the Liberty, which won the Rear Admiral Samuel Eliot Morison Award. In writing each of his books, Scott conducts many hours of research, some of which were spent in the Daniel Library.
Target Tokyo is a dramatic account of one of America’s most celebrated—and controversial—military campaigns, the Doolittle Raid. The book draws from never-before-published records, which were collected from archives across four continents, as well as interviews with survivors.
Scott currently lives in Charleston and has spent many of his research hours in Daniel Library. The lecture will begin at 6:30 p.m. in Bond Hall and it is free and open to the public.
A “Last Lecture” by Professor of Psychology, Dr. Al Finch, before retiring this spring
Bond Hall Auditorium
Professor of Psycology Al Finch will deliver this year’s Leverett Lecture, titled “Fifty Years in Psychology: Integrity vs. Despair.” Dr. Finch has been with The Citadel’s Department of Psychology for 24 years and will retire this spring, making this talk one of his “last lectures.” Dr. Finch is a former head of the department, and from 2003-08 he served as the first dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences.
The Citadel Department of Psychology’s annual Leverett Lecture in honor of the late J. Patrick Leverett. Leverett taught at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and was known for his excellence and dedication to students at The Citadel. He died in 2005. For more information contact the History department.
The lecture will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Bond Hall Auditorium on April 21.
Come watch the Regimental Band and Pipes in one of their last performances before the 2015 Edinburgh Tattoo. The Regimental Band will be performing various styles of music from classical to contemporary, and will also feature the Pipe Band in traditional fashion. Apart from their wide variety of music, there is also a chance that they will perform a preview of what’s to come for the Edinburgh Tattoo.
Part of The Citadel tradition since 1909, the Regimental Band and Pipes is composed of 80 cadet musicians and 35 pipers and drummers. They have earned an international reputation as one of the world’s premier military college bands and are the only U.S. military college band to ever be invited to the Edinburgh Tattoo, a prestigious event attended by people from all over the world.
The spring concert is free and open to the public. It will begin at 6:30 p.m. at McAlister Field House.
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