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Citadel News Service
24 Mar 2016

Upcoming News from The Citadel - April

Guggenheim-Lehrman prize winning author lecture, Symposium on Revolutionary War and more

“Turning Defeat Into Victory: George Washington, Commander in Chief of Continental Forces” with Dr. James Kirby Martin

6:45 p.m.

Monday, April 11

Duckett Hall Auditorium

Free and open to the publicgeorge-washington-james-kirby-martin

James Kirby Martin, Ph.D., the Mark W. Clark Distinguished Visiting Professor of History for spring 2016, will discuss the history of George Washington and the role he played in leading the development of a new nation.

Martin will discuss the major obstacles and errors George Washington had to overcome in the War for Independence which ultimately led to overall victory. Martin will also talk about how Washington transformed himself into the most indispensable leader of the American Revolution.

Martin is a nationally recognized scholar of Early American history, especially the era of the American Revolution. He received his B.A. from Hiram College and went on to earn his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Wisconsin. He began his teaching career at Rutgers University, where he earned the rank of professor of history and also served for a period as Vice President for Academic Affairs.

In 1980, Martin moved to the University of Houston, having accepted the assignment of serving as Department Chair of History. For more information contact the Department of History at (843) 953-5073.

South Carolina Business Development Center Microsoft Excel Level III Workshop

9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Saturday, April 16

Bastin Lab, 262 Bond Hall

$129 per person; seating is limited to 28 attendeesscsbdc

The South Carolina Small Business Development Center (SCSBDC) will be offering a workshop on Microsoft Excel Level III. Presented by SCSBDC, the workshop will focus on how to use the software and analyze data on any level. 

The SCSBDC offers a free, confidential, one-on-one consulting service to start-up and existing businesses as well as to the needs of veterans and active military. The organization serves every county in South Carolina, and its consultants provide expertise on a variety of services, including business planning, financing options, marketing assistance, government contract procurement, and technology commercialization.

To register, please go to, click on workshops and follow the instructions.

Quantum Computation: Breaking Codes and Simulating Molecules

7 p.m.

Monday, April 18

Grimsley Hall 117

Free and open to the public

Kenneth Brown, Ph.D., associate professor of chemistry at Georgia Tech will be on campus to discuss quantum cryptography. Quantum mechanics describes the microscopic world kenneth-brownand explains diverse phenomena from chemical bonding to the spectrum of stars.

The rules of quantum mechanics allows for logical operations that are unavailable to classical computers. These operations allow for quantum cryptography schemes, new tools to break classical cryptosystems, and a different approach for modeling molecules and materials.

In this discussion, Brown will describe how quantum computation differs from classical computation and briefly discuss the challenges of building a large scale device. 

Citadel Graduate College to host spring webinars for prospective graduate and evening students  

The Citadel Graduate College (CGC) and Evening Undergraduate Studies will host informational webinars for prospective students to learn about the school’s advanced degree offerings.

The upcoming webinars are:

Please contact Katie Gibson at or (843) 953-4805 for event and webinar information, or to schedule a personalized meeting.

Friends of the Daniel Library Lecture: Braddock's Defeat: The Battle of the Monongahela and the Road to Revolution by Dr. David L. Preston, Guggenheim-Lehrman award winner

6:45 p.m.

Tuesday, April 19

Bond Hall 165

Free and open to the public braddocks-defeat

Join the Friends of the Daniel Library for an evening with Associate Professor of History at The Citadel, David L. Preston, Ph.D. and a discussion on his book, Braddock’s Defeat: The Battle of the Monongahela and the Road to Revolution (Pivotal Moments in American History).

Preston is the Westvaco Professor of National Security Studies in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Preston's account of Braddock's Defeat offers a reinterpretation of Braddock's Expedition in 1754 and 1755. On July 9, 1755, troops under the command of General Edward Braddock, commander in chief of the British Army in North America, were attacked by French and Native American forces while making their way to Fort Duquesne, a few miles from what is now Pittsburgh.

Preston's book reveals new insights into the battle and establishes Braddock’s Defeat as a pivotal point for Indian, French, Canadian and British peoples in the eighteenth century. For his work on Braddock's Defeat, Preston has received the prestigious Guggenheim-Lehrman award. Preston specializes in early American and Native American history. He is the author of The Texture of Contact: European and Indian Settler Communities on the Frontiers of Iroquoia, 1667-1783 and articles about New York and Pennsylvania history

For more information, please contact Elise Wallace at (843) 953-6902.

7th Annual Citadel Directors’ Institute

8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Friday, April 22

Charleston Marriott, 170 Lockwood Blvd.

Space is limited to 75 participantscitadel directors institute

Nationally renowned leaders from across the country will come together to participate in The Citadel Directors’ Institute (CDI) on April 22. Registration is currently underway for the one-day program which is hosted annually by The Citadel School of Business. This will be the seventh year for the event and will take place from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Charleston Marriott located at 170 Lockwood Blvd.

This year’s keynote speaker is Dan Cathy, Chairman and CEO of Chick-Fil-A. CDI is designed for public and private company corporate directors and their executives to connect and discuss emerging issues and best practices in board oversight. This year’s program will give business leaders the opportunity to participate in discussions focused on emerging cyber security threats, the oversight of business strategy, transitioning into a public company, and risk and board governance.

Space is limited to 75 participants. For more information on CDI 2016, please email Kim Black at

Symposium on Revolutionary War

8:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 23

Bond Hall 165

Free and open to the publicsymposium-on-revolutionary-war

The Citadel Department of History and Colonial Charleston Consortium will co-sponsor a Revolutionary War Symposium: The Theaters of War on Saturday, April 23.

Featuring the nation’s leading scholars of the American Revolution, the symposium will examine the different theaters of war, ranging from the northern colonies and Canada to the southern colonies, as well as neglected theaters such as the wars at sea and in the Indian country.

For the full list of presentations, panel discussion and book signings, please visit here.


  • Spring break – Monday, March 28 – Friday, April 1
  • Recognition Day – Saturday, April 9
  • Commencement – Saturday, May 7
  • Fall classes begin – Wednesday, Aug. 24
  • Parents’ Weekend – Thursday, Oct. 6 – Sunday, Oct. 9
  • Ring Ceremony – Friday, Oct. 7
  • Homecoming – Saturday, Nov. 5

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