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Citadel News Service
3 Feb 2016

Upcoming News from The Citadel - additional February events

Black History Month celebrations continue, Summerall Guards return to New Orleans and more

Summerall Guards return to New Orleans for world famous Mardi Gras festival

Friday, Feb. 5 – Tuesday, Feb. 92016 summerall guards

The Citadel's Summerall Guards, an internationally-known, silent precision drill platoon, will be performing in New Orleans again this year as part of the Mardi Gras festival. The Summerall Guards are a popular part of the festival and have become a fixture in numerous parades, where they have appeared at the invitation of the festival's organizers for decades. They will be appearing in the following parades:

  • Friday, Feb. 5 – D’Etat
  • Saturday, Feb. 6 – Endymion
  • Sunday, Feb. 7 – Thoth
  • Tuesday, Feb. 9 – Rex

The guards will march and also perform short sections of some of their drills such as the Criss-Cross and the German Squad Series, as well as the highly popular pop-outs. A pop-out is when a member of the team formally maneuvers out of line to approach someone on the sidelines and pauses to give a female a special nod with the famous Citadel shako (military hat with large plume) before returning to formation.

Earning a spot on the Summerall Guards is one of the highest honors a cadet can receive at The Military College of South Carolina. This all-senior platoon only accepts those demonstrating the highest levels of honor, integrity, loyalty, leadership, self-discipline and patriotism are considered. After meeting those standards, cadets must exhibit superior physical stamina and be among the top performers during a series of rigorous physical training tests.

Black History Month Bazaar

10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 6

Buyer Auditorium, Mark Clark Hall

Free and open to the public

The annual bazaar features music, food and exhibits and attracts visitors to campus from across the Lowcountry. The feature for 2016 will be the Mu Alpha Chapter of Omega Psi Phi High School Quiz Bowl final round. Charleston’s own reggae band, Urban Roots will perform for attendees and the Tut-Tut Kemetic Group will host a special exhibit. The Center for Heirs Property will host an informative seminar to educate heirs on the rights, risks and responsibilities of owning heirs’ property.

The Zucker Family School of Education celebrates Black History Month with Authors in Schools Initiative

Monday, Feb. 8 – Mitchell Elementary School

Tuesday, Feb. 9 – Sanders-Clyde Elementary School

Wednesday, Feb. 10 – Goodwin Elementary School

Tuesday, Feb. 16 – Burke High School

Wednesday, Feb. 17 – Simmons-Pinckney Middle School

Thursday, Feb 18 – Sanders-Clyde Elementary School

As part of its literacy initiative, The Zucker Family School of Education, will sponsor two events for its Authors in Schools Initiative in celebration of Black History Month.floyd cooper

Floyd Cooper, nationally recognized illustrator of numerous children's books, will present sessions for students at Mitchell Elementary School, Sanders-Clyde Elementary School and Goodwin
Elementary School on Feb. 8, 9 and 10, respectively. Cooper received a Coretta Scott King Award for his illustrations in The Blacker the Berry and a Coretta Scott King Honor for Brown Honey in Broomwheat Tea and I Have Heard of a Land.

Born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Cooper received a degree in fine arts from the University of Oklahoma and, after graduating, worked as an artist for a major greeting card company. In 1984, he came to New York City to pursue a career as an illustrator of books, and he now lives in Easton, Pennsylvania, with his wife and children.

Sharon Draper, 1997 National Teacher of The Year, will present sessions to the students at Burke High School, Simmons-Pinckney Middle School and Sanders-sharon draperClyde Elementary School on Feb. 16, 17 and 18, respectively. Draper is a six-time Coretta Scott King Award recipient and is the author of numerous books which are recognized by the American Library Association and the International Literacy Association.

Draper, a native of Ohio, is a graduate of Pepperdine University. She is an active participant of the YWCA of Cincinnati, Ohio and a member of the National Council of Teachers of English. She currently lives in Cincinnati with her husband and daughter.

Dr. Peter Skerry discussion: “Muslim Immigration Today: Facts and Context”

1 – 1:50 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 8

Bond Hall 165

Free and open to the public

Peter Skerry, Ph.D., professor of political science at Boston College will present an overview of demographics and other characteristics of the estimated three million Muslim immigrants inpeter skerry 2 the United States.

Skerry’s research focuses on social policy, racial and ethnic politics, and immigration. He has been a Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C., and served as Director of Washington Programs for the University of California at Los Angeles’ Center for American Politics and Public Policy, where he also taught political science. He was formerly a Research Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and Legislative Director for Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan of New York. He serves on the editorial board of the journal American Politics Research and on the board of advisory editors of Society magazine.

Dr. Peter Skerry discussion: “Immigration from Mexico in the Early 21st Century: Trends and Context”

6 – 8:30 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 8

Riverview Room

$40 per person with plated dinner and drinks included

The World Affairs Council of Charleston (WACC) and the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at The Citadel are pleased to present an evening discussion with Peter Skerry, Ph.D., peter skerry 1professor of political science at Boston College, on Feb. 8.

Skerry will present an after-dinner talk on “Immigration from Mexico in the Early 21st Century: Trends and Context.” Attendees will meet from 6 – 6:45 p.m. for cocktails and conversation with the speaker, and a plated dinner will be served from 6:45 – 7:45 p.m. Skerry will address the audience for 30 minutes beginning at 7:15 p.m., and a question and answer session will follow.

Mexican immigration to the United States is a 100-year phenomenon and is of continuing importance to the country. Skerry will provide a comprehensive overview of trends in Mexican migration to the U.S. based on available data, cultural factors and an assessment of the current state of Mexican immigrants.

Skerry is the author of Mexican Americans: The Ambivalent Minority, and his numerous writings on Mexican migration and, more recently, Muslim migration to the United States, have appeared in The American Interest, The Claremont Review of Books, The Weekly Standard, The National Affairs, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and elsewhere. He is Senior Fellow in the Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University and has been nonresident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., and holds a Ph.D. from Harvard University.

The cost to attend the dinner is $40 per person. A check can be made payable to WACC. Please send to P.O. Box 21260, Charleston, S.C. 29413-1260. Dinner includes drinks, salad, chicken entrée, sides, and dessert. Please RSVP to no later than Monday, Jan. 25. Payment in the form of a check must be received at P.O. Box 21260 by February 1 to confirm attendance. Space at this event is limited, and spots will be allocated until the event is full.

Please note, this event is not one of the six regular World Affairs Council of Charleston meetings.

Southeastern Wildlife Expo Artist Lecture with Ryan Kirby

6:30 – 8 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 9

Bond Hall Auditorium

Free and open to the public

Join The Citadel Fine Arts Department and the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition (SEWE) for a special preview of SEWE artist, Ryan Kirby.ryan kirby

From a small farm town in Illinois to the higher elevations of the North Carolina mountains, Kirby has excelled in the art of capturing the landscape and wildlife around him. Kirby’s awards and exhibitions include: 2016 National Wild Turkey Federation’s Stamp Print Artist of the Year, 2015 Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation’s Premiere Art Program, cover artist for Oct. 2014 issue of Outdoor Life Magazine, among many others.

One of the largest events of its kind in the nation, SEWE is a three-day showcase of wildlife and nature exhibits featuring conservationists, artists, sporting demonstrations and more.

Discussion with Angela W. Williams on her book: Hush Now, Baby

6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 9

Copeland Auditorium, Grimsley Hall

Free and open to the public

Former director of The Citadel’s Academic Support Center and life-long resident of the Lowcountry, Angela W. Williams, will discuss her book Hush Now, Baby.angela williams

Hush Now, Baby is a memoir of Williams’s life, at the center of which is her relationship with Eva Aiken, the black woman who raised her and taught her about life and love. Through her personal experiences, Williams shares a story of the South, family and race relations in the 1950s and 60s.

Williams is a graduate of Queens College, where she began writing about her relationship with Aiken. After graduate school at Duke University, she taught English from California to Maryland finally landing at The Citadel for 20 years, calling on Aiken’s wisdom for guidance in her career path.

Southeastern Wildlife Expo Artist Lecture with Paul Puckett

6:30 – 8 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 10

Bond Hall Auditorium

Free and open to the public

One of the largest events of its kind in the nation, the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition (SEWE), will host its 43rd annual convention this month in Charleston, paul puckettSouth Carolina.

This year, The Citadel Fine Arts Department is partnering with SEWE to bring local artists to The Citadel’s campus to discuss their careers and inspirations.

Paul Puckett, a Dallas, Texas native, will discuss his career path along with his artistic process that includes capturing an image on film then converting it to a painting or drawing. Puckett is known for his watercolor “Catch and Release Paintings”.

2016 Republican Society’s Patriot Dinner

6 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 12

Holliday Alumni Center, 69 Hagood Ave.

Open to the public with purchase of ticket

Celebrating 41 years, The Citadel Republican Society presents its 2016 Patriot Dinner at 6 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 12, at the Holliday Alumni Center on The Citadel campus. The Republican Society is the largest cadet club on campus with more than 300 members. Each year the society works on various campaigns, supports conservative causes, and gives back to the crscommunity.

The dinner will feature an evening with Frank Luntz, Fox News host and pollster with seven of the 11 2016 Republican Presidential candidates confirming their attendance. The Patriot Dinner is an annual fundraiser that supports the club and its trip to the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, D.C. each year. Every year since 2008, The Citadel has sent the single largest school delegation to the conference, which gathers over 13,000 conservatives from across the country.

Tickets are $75 a person. Reservations can be made online here and limited tickets are available. Members of the press seeking credentials must contact Cadet Devin Oliver at as soon as possible.

Storm The Citadel 2016

8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 13

Summerall Field

Free and open to the public; participants must be registered in advance

The sixth Storm The Citadel Trebuchet Competition gets underway on Feb. 13, when more than 3,000 people from elementary, middle, and high schools, colleges, professional clubs and STEM-related businesses, come to the iconic Charleston campus to compete, mentor students, and cheer on a team.ft--johnson-trebuchet-practice

Co-hosted and co-founded by Google and The Citadel’s School of Engineering, the event reinforces the importance of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education. Competitors spend weeks designing, building and testing their trebuchets. On competition day they will launch balls and other objects hundreds of feet to see whose device is the most powerful and the most accurate. The size of the trebuchet is determined by the team’s division. There are three: Hoplite (K-5), Centurion (6-12), Centurion COM (college, organizations, military) and Barbarian (professionals/invitation only).

The event is part of the college’s Storm The Citadel E-Week, which includes robotics and bridge building competitions as well as the new water bottle rocket competition, also held on campus Feb. 13. The Citadel is home to the fifth oldest engineering school in America.

Join the hundreds of people lining Summerall Field as they cheer on their favorite team. There is no cost to attend or to compete in any of the events, but participants must be registered in advance. To participate in Storm The Citadel 2017, send an email to

South Carolina Business Development Center QuickBooks Level II Workshop

8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 13

Bastin Lab, 262 Bond Hall

$139 per person; seating is limited to 24 attendees scsbdc

The South Carolina Small Business Development Center (SCSBDC) will be offering a workshop on QuickBooks II. Presented by SCSBDC, The Citadel and Software Training Consultants, Inc., the workshop will focus on how to use the software and performance based objectives including inventory set up, invoicing, payment processing and more.

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.

“The Man Who Wouldn’t Be King: George Washington, an Exceptional Revolutionary Leader” with Dr. James Kirby Martin

6:45 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 15

Duckett Auditorium

Free and open to the public george washington

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.

Built around the story of the Newburgh Conspiracy of 1782-83, Martin will discuss how and why Washington chose not to become America’s first military dictator.

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.

School of Engineering banquet and awards

5:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 16

Holliday Alumni Center, 69 Hagood Ave.

Open to the public with purchase of tickets engineering

The School of Engineering co-hosts the Lowcountry Engineering Awards Banquet with The Charleston Engineers Joint Council. It is held in conjunction with Storm The Citadel week. It is attended by Citadel cadets, students, Junior ROTC high school students, teachers, faculty and Lowcountry engineering professionals. A keynote speaker will address contemporary engineering current engineering feats and the industry’s needs for the future, and student projects will be on display.

The dinner will take place at 5:30 p.m., Feb. 16, 2016, at the Holliday Alumni Center. It is open to the public, but all participants must purchase tickets. Tickets are available on the Charleston Engineering Joint Council website and the cost is $40 for professionals prior to Feb. 5, $45 for professional after Feb. 5 and $25 for full time students. To register for any Storm The Citadel 2016 events, please visit the website, or email Rhonda Ewing at

Friends of the Daniel Library present Requiem for Rice

Dialogue in Charleston: The Experiences of Living and Working on a Rice Plantation

Jonathan Green, Introduction

Dr. Edda Fields-Black, The Social Networks of Rice in West Africa

Dr. Richard Porcher, Jr., Rice in the Big Rivers - Life on an Island

Moderator: Dr. Renee Jefferson, assistant professor and associate dean, Zucker Family School of Educationrenee jefferson

6:45 pm

Wednesday, Feb. 17

Bond Hall 165

Free and open to the public

*The event will be live-streamed in conjunction with Carnegie Mellon University

Join the Friends of the Daniel Library, Carnegie Mellon University, and Lowcountry Rice Culture Project for a historical evening featuring a Requiem for Rice dialogue with international Gullah artist, Jonathan Green, associate history professor at Carnegie Mellon University, Edda Fields-Black, Ph.D., professor emeritus, Richard Porcher, Ph.D. and moderator, associate professor and assistant dean for assessment and continuing improvement at The Citadel, Renée N. Jefferson, Ph.D.jonathan green

Green, was born and raised in the Lowcountry of South Carolina. A graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Green is considered one of our nation’s most outstanding African-American artists and highly recognized visual master for capturing Southern culture and traditions. His high level of social interest and cultural commitments, and exhibitions have brought him international recognition through his travels throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico the West Indies, Switzerland, Germany, United Kingdom, France, Italy, and Japan.

Fields-Black is a specialist in early and pre-colonial African history. Her first monograph, Deep Roots: Rice Farmers in West Africa and the African Diaspora uses a blend of interdisciplinary sources and methods to chronicle the development of tidal rice-growing technology by the inhabitants of the West African Rice Coast edda fields-blackregion, the region where the majority of captives disembarking in South Carolina and Georgia originated.

Fields-Black is a consultant for “The Power of Place: The Rice Fields of the Lowcountry” permanent exhibition at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, the International African American Museum in Charleston, and the “From Slavery to Freedom” permanent exhibition for the Senator John Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Porcher is a scholar, educator, and widely-known conservationist. His distinguished teaching career at The Citadel integrated field biology richard porcherinto the curriculum. Porcher is the author of several definitive books on South Carolina botanical and cultural resources. He has dedicated the proceeds from his books to student scholarships. Porcher also employs his experience and knowledge as a
conservationist to influence regional environmental policies. He was the recipient of the 2007 South Carolina
Environmentalist of the Year Award, and has mentored many prominent southeastern naturalists.

For more information on this event, please contact Pamela Orme at (843) 953-5129.

Greater Issues Series presentation with David McCullough

2:15 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 19

McAlister Field House

Free and open to the public

Internationally acclaimed author and speaker, David G. McCullough, will deliver a Greater Issues Address to the South Carolina Corps of Cadets at 2:15p.m., on Friday, Feb. 19, at McAlister Field House.

His 11 books include: The Path Between the Seas; Mornings on Horseback; Truman; John Adams; 1776; and most recently, The Wright Brothers. Among the 15 historical documentaries david mccullough1McCullough has presented or narrated are: The Civil War (Ken Burns); Huey Long; D-Day Remembered; The Statue of Liberty; and American Experience. His numerous awards include two Pulitzer Prizes, two National Book Awards, the National Book Foundation’s lifetime Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, as well as the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

McCullough has earned 52 honorary degrees, and has been widely praised as one of America’s greatest historians. A citation from Yale, his alma mater, stated that he “paints with words, giving us pictures of the American people that live, breathe, and above all, confront the fundamental issues of courage, achievement, and moral character” and that, collectively, have “led a renaissance of interest in American History.”

McCullough’s Greater Issues Address will also be the inaugural presentation in the School of Humanities & Sciences’ Joseph P. Riley, Jr., Initiative in American Government and Public Policy, which seeks to document, and to learn from, examples of principled, bi-partisan, and effective leadership in pursuit of excellence for the public good.

Seating for the public at the addresses will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. There is no fee to attend.

Per the colleges safety regulations, no boxes, alcohol, weapons, firecrackers, noise makers, umbrellas, beverage containers of any sort, backpacks, large handbags, coolers, thermoses or similar items will be allowed in the field house. Food and drink are prohibited. Cameras and video cameras are permitted; however, guests will not be permitted on the floor of the field house during the presentations.

Members of the media who would like to cover the presentations are asked to notify The Citadel Office of Communications and Marketing by emailing Kim Keelor at

About The Greater Issues Series

The Greater Issues Series was founded in 1954 to engage Citadel cadets’ interest and knowledge in important topics of the day. Since it was established by the Mills B. Lane Memorial Foundation, the series has brought presidents, heads of state, scholars, diplomats, journalists and distinguished business and military leaders to The Citadel, its cadets, students, faculty and staff, and the Charleston community.

Black History Quiz Bowl

9:30 a.m.

Saturday, Feb. 20

Copeland Auditorium, Grimsley Hall

Free and open to the public

The Citadel is proud to host the Annual Black History Quiz Bowl, presented by the Mu Alpha Chapter of Omega Psi Phi. Local elementary and middle school teams will test their Black History knowledge and compete for the annual award and recognition as the Black History Quiz Bowl Champions.

Phi Kappa Phi Induction Ceremony

3 p.m.

Sunday, Feb. 21phi kappa phi

Holliday Alumni Center

The Citadel's Chapter of The National Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi will celebrate its 37th anniversary in 2016 by inducting new members into its chapter.

Chapter President Elizabeth Connor noted that an invitation to Phi Kappa Phi is not easily earned. "Membership is open to scholars having outstanding academic achievement and who maintain integrity and high ethical standards. Only the top 7.5 percent of juniors and the top 10 percent of seniors and graduate students are eligible," Connor said.

Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest and most selective honor society for all academic disciplines.

2016 Leverett Lecture on Hydrology and Psychology in Uganda

6 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 23

Bond Hall 165

Free and open to the publicleverett lecture

Tamie Jovanelly, Ph.D., and Julie Johnson-Pynn, Ph.D., professors from the Departments of Geology and Psychology at Berry College in Rome, Georgia will deliver this year’s Leverett Lecture on hydrology and psychology.

As a part of the National Geographic Society’s conservation efforts, this presentation will demonstrate the utility of combining two diverse sciences to promote water quality and public health in Uganda, a geopolitically volatile nation in East Africa. The project’s eventual goal is to advance science literacy in order to achieving sustainable water use and address water borne illnesses in communities of the Lake Victoria basin.

For more information contact the Department of Psychology at (843) 953-5320.

Discussion with Dr. Marcus Cox on the contributions to African American history by those who served in domestic roles

6:30 p.m. (date and time may change – check back for updated information)

Wednesday, Feb. 24

Greater Issues Room, Mark Clark Hall

Marcus S. Cox, Ph.D. is a professor of history, associate dean at The Citadel Graduate College and former director of the Evening Undergraduate Studies program.marcus cox

Cox specializes in African American civil-military history and is the author of over a dozen articles and reviews on the history of black higher education and military training programs at black colleges and universities. He is also the author of Segregated Soldiers: Military Training at Historically Black Colleges in the Jim Crow South.

He earned an undergraduate degree in marketing and a master’s degree in history from Southern University and a master’s degree in business administration from The Citadel School of Business Administration. Cox received his doctorate degree in American history from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois and a certificate of completion from the Harvard Graduate School of Education Management Development Program.

He joined The Citadel in 2001 and previously served the college as founding director of the African American Studies program and assistant dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences.

South Carolina Association of Accounting Educators Conference


Friday, Feb. 26 – Saturday, Feb. 27

Riverview Room

$80 per person with lunch and dinner included

The Citadel will host the South Carolina Association of Accounting Educators (SCAAE) conference with support from the College of Charleston and other colleges in the Lowcountry.

Participants can earn up to nine continuing professional education credits with the accounting and pedagogical presentations at the conference. For more information, contact Tanner Knox at or Liz Washington Arnold at

2016 Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day

2 – 5 p.m. with check-in at 1:30 p.m.

Sunday, Feb. 28

Mark Clark Auditorium

Registration is $10/girl and free for adults with limited space

The Citadel will partner with the Society of Women Engineers and the Girl Scouts to present the 2016 Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day.girl engineering day

More than just one day, Introduce a Girl to Engineering is a national movement that shows girls the creativity behind engineering and how engineers are changing the world. Professional engineers and college students who are working towards their engineering degrees will be guiding girls in several hands-on activities and demonstrations.

Please use the event registration form found on the Girl Scouts of Eastern South Carolina website. Registration ends Friday, Jan. 29. Please contact Lesley Robinson at (843) 552-9910 ext. 2240 or at

Get registered for 6th Annual Beautiful Bulldog Contest


Registration open now; contest to be held Saturday, March 19

Johnson Hagood Stadium

Free and open to the public brutus miller

Presented by The Citadel Football Association (CFA), in support of The Citadel's beloved mascots, General Robert P. Carson and Boo X, dozens of bulldogs are now primping and preparing to compete in the 6th Annual Beautiful Bulldog Contest. The event will be held March 19, and online registration is underway.

The CFA sponsors the event each year to raise funds to assist with caring for the mascots and for a scholarship program. This year's contest will be held in conjunction with The Citadel's Corps Day weekend celebration's spring football game. The schedule for the contest is as follows:

  • 11:30 Check-in at the concourse under the Home side stands
  • Noon Judging
  • 1:00 Complimentary lunch for dog owners sponsored by Jersey Mikes
  • 1:30 Beauty pageant and winners crowned during halftime of the Blue-White spring football game

The highest award provided will be Most Beautiful Bulldog and there will also be winners in the following other categories:

  • Best Tail Wagger
  • Best Smiler
  • Best Physique
  • Miss Congeniality
  • Mr. Personality
  • Most Beautiful Bulldog
  • Best Costume Note: Best Costume prizes will be awarded, but Costume category scores will NOT be included in Most Beautiful Bulldog scores.

The entry fee is $40 per contestant. To register, visit here. A maximum of 40 dogs will be able to compete and no more than two dogs per person or family.

All entrants must be current on vaccinations and heartworm preventative, and a certificate of vaccinations is required at the stadium. Owners must also be covered by homeowner's insurance and are also responsible for their dog's own water and bowl, umbrella for shade and cooling, pad or rug for their dog to rest on and other items for their dog's comfort. A veterinarian will be present during the contest.

All human friends and family of dog owners are encouraged to visit the dogs in the judging area and attend to the spring game, which kicks off at 1 p.m. There is no admission fee for spectators of the football game or the Beautiful Bulldog Contest.

7th Annual Citadel Directors’ Institute

8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Registration open now; event to be held 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


  • Leadership Symposium – Thursday, March 17 & Friday, March 18
  • Corps Day Weekend – Friday, March 18 – Sunday, March 20
  • 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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