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Citadel News Service
31 Oct 2017

Upcoming news from The Citadel – November

Author Michael Shoulders to kick off 2017-18 Authors in Schools program
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 1, Mitchell Math and Science Elementary School
Thursday, Nov. 2, Sanders-Clyde Creative Arts School
Friday, Nov. 3, Goodwin Elementary School
Free and open to the public (visitors must sign in at school’s front desk to obtain visitor’s pass)

The Authors in Schools program is a literacy initiative by the Zucker Family School of Education at The Citadel created to enrich the lives of students by placing the authors and illustrators of children’s books into their schools. The marvels of literature and storytelling are brought to life as students and teachers interact with the individuals who write and illustrate the books.

The first author to visit local schools in Charleston County this academic year is Michael Shoulders. Shoulders is the author of more than 14 children's books such as Crossing the Deadline, T is for Titanic and D is for Dump Truck. He taught for 14 years before working in administration in Tennessee’s Clarksville-Montgomery County school system. He is the recipient of the National Parenting Publishers Award as well as the Eureka Silver Award. In 2008, Shoulders received the Social Studies Book of The Year for Young Children.

Shoulders visits nearly 80 schools and conferences across America and Europe each year spreading his message, “Reading is magic!” For more information on Shoulders, please visit his website:

Media is welcome and encouraged to cover this event. Advance notice is requested by emailing Kim Keelor, director of media relations, at

For more on the 2017-18 Authors in Schools program, please click here.

NROTC unit at The Citadel celebrates 75th anniversary of SERAPH monument
2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 3
Outside The Canteen at the SERAPH monument
Free and open to the public; media invited to attend

The NROTC Unit at The Citadel along with the deputy commander and members of 3 Commando, Royal Marines will commemorate the 75th anniversary of the HMS/USS SERAPH's joint/combined operations during World War II on Friday, Nov. 3, on The Citadel campus.

The SERAPH submarine clandestinely inserted then Maj. Gen. Mark Clark, future President of The Citadel, and several members of the British and American forces into the coast of North Africa in preparation of Allied Operation Torch, the invasion of North Africa in 1942.  Following the war, the British government donated parts of the HMS SERAPH to The Citadel to form the HMS SERAPH monument. During the anniversary celebration, the members of 3 Commando will present the original transfer documents for the equipment to The Citadel Museum.

For more information please contact

Citadel 2017 Athletic Hall of Fame class to be honored at 40th annual induction ceremony and banquet
6 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 3
Holliday Alumni Center
Cost to attend: $100

Six distinguished and honorary Citadel athletes will have their names etched into history permanently as new member of the Athletic Hall of Fame in McAlister Field House after being inducted during a ceremony and banquet on Friday, Nov. 3.

This year’s inductees include:

  • Steve Arrington, ’73 – Baseball
  • Andy Clawson – Honorary
  • Francis “Pete” Grant, ’66 – Football
  • Gil Kirkman – Honorary
  • Kristopher Kut ’00 – Track & Field
  • Cliff Washburn ’02 – Basketball/Football

This year's induction class increases the membership of the Hall of Fame to 195 individuals. To purchase tickets, please register here. For more information, please contact Ashley Shinta at 843-953-0525.

Global Chef Mauricio Arteaga Campos to visit The Citadel
Monday Nov. 6 – Tuesday Nov. 7
Coward hall and Bond Café, Citadel campus

The Citadel Dining Services welcomes Sodexo Global Chef Mauricio Arteaga Campos of Chile on Friday, Nov. 6, to campus as a part of Sodexo’s Global Chef Program.

The program is an international chef residency that provides an opportunity for Sodexo’s top chefs worldwide to travel to other countries and share their native cuisine and culture abroad. The program brings an authentic international culinary experience to clients, consumers, and Sodexo chefs. Campos will prepare a special Chilean lunch in Bond Café and a dinner in Coward Hall on Nov. 6 followed by a special Chilean lunch in Coward Hall on Saturday, Nov. 7.

Sodexo is The Citadel’s food services provider. For more information on Citadel Dining Services, please click here.

Anton Gunn to give lecture and book signing at The Citadel
6:40 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 7
LSS1 (formerly BOV area of the library), Daniel Library
Free and open to the public; media welcome to attend

Have you ever wondered, what defines leadership in the 21st Century? Do you know what it takes to become a revolutionary leader for change? Do you possess the essential skills needed to be a transformative leader in your organization? What are the things that separate extraordinary leaders from ordinary leaders? Look no further for these answers. The Friends of the Daniel Library, the Krause Center, and Omicron Delta Kappa present Anton Gunn: Audacity of Leadership.

Anton Gunn's amazing love of Hip Hop, community organizing and politics has uniquely prepared him to craft these leadership essentials that he calls the Audacity of Leadership.

Gunn’s distinctive ability to turn small opportunities into bold leadership positions was the beginning of the Audacity of Leadership. Gunn’s leadership path has taken him from Hip Hop and Division I College Football to the non-profit organization leadership and South Carolina government.

Citadel professor discusses intercultural lessons and international travels
6:30 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 9
Museum Reading Room, Daniel Library
Free and open to the public; media invited to attend

Shelia Foster, Ph.D., has traveled to 34 countries and will present an off-the-beaten-path photo journal of her travels. Foster has led student study-abroad courses to Costa Rica, Egypt, England, France, Italy, Ireland and Spain.

Foster is a professor of accounting with the Tommy and Victoria Baker School of Business at The Citadel, teaching Introduction to Financial Accounting, Introduction to Managerial Accounting, and Accounting for Executives. In addition, Foster has served as the MBA director and the director of global experiences for the School of Business Administration at The Citadel, expanding and developing graduate experiences and study-abroad procedures for graduate and undergraduate students. In 2010, she was chosen MBA Professor of the Year.

The battle for cyberspace: future cybersecurity and warfighting challenges with Marina Kaljurand
6:45 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 9
Holliday Alumni Center
Free and open to the public

How serious is the cyber threat posed by resurgent authoritarianism across the globe? What must the world’s democracies do to compete successfully in cyberspace in the years ahead? Those questions will be addressed by chair of the Global Commission on the Security of Cyberspace, Marina Kaljurand in an open discussion with students, faculty, and staff of The Citadel, the College of Charleston, and members of the Charleston community at 6:45 p.m., on Thursday, Nov. 9, at the Holliday Alumni Center at 69 Hagood Avenue.

A native of Tallinn, Estonia, Kaljurand earned advanced degrees in law from Tartu University and international law and diplomacy from the Fletcher School at Tufts University. Her previous positions of governmental leadership include service as Estonia’s ambassador to the United States, to Russia, and to Israel as well as Estonia’s minister of foreign affairs.

“Marina Kaljurand’s visit affords a rare opportunity for the citizens of our community to gain a better understanding of the challenges and opportunities,that lie ahead on this new frontier of American life and values,” said Bo Moore, dean of the School of Humanities and Sciences at The Citadel.

The Citadel has been designated by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security as a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education. Kaljurand’s presentation is sponsored by the Harry and Reba Huge Foundation; The Citadel’s Center for Cyber, Intelligence, and Security Studies; and its School of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Kaljurand’s talk is free and open to the public. All members of the Charleston community are cordially invited to attend.

The Daniel Library at The Citadel hosts sixth annual Veterans Day appreciation breakfast and first annual food drive
7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Friday, Nov. 7
LSS1 (formerly BOV area of the library), Daniel Library
Media invited to attend

The food drive is a service project that the Daniel Library is hosting along with its Veterans Day breakfast. The library requests items to stock their veterans’ pantry on campus to show support and appreciation of veterans and military members alike. The Citadel Student Veterans Association (CSVA) stocks the pantry to address these needs.

For more information, please contact Ruby N. Murray at

Citadel Republican Society hosts former South Carolina Lt. Gov. Kevin Bryant
Friday, Nov. 10
Buyer Auditorium, Mark Clark Hall
Free and open to the public; media invited

Current South Carolina Lt. Gov. Kevin Bryant speaks to The Citadel’s Republican Society on Friday, Nov. 10.

The Citadel’s 18th President, Maj. Gen. John S. Grinalds, to speak at Summerall Chapel
10 a.m.
Sunday, Nov. 12
Summerall Chapel
Free and open to the public; media invited to attend

During the general protestant service on Sunday, Nov. 12, theSummerall Chapel will host Maj. Gen. John Grinalds, 18th president of The Citadel, as guest speaker.

Grinalds was born in Baltimore, Maryland, on January 5, 1938. He graduated with honors from West Point in 1959 and was the first cadet since 1814 to be commissioned directly into the U.S. Marine Corps. He continued his education as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University, earning a bachelor's and master's degree in geography and graduating with honors. At Harvard University, he earned a master's degree in business administration, graduating with distinction.

Grinalds served abroad in the Mediterranean region, the Panama Canal Zone, Japan, Belgium, and for two tours of duty in Vietnam. He was awarded a Silver Star for heroism in combat. In Belgium, he was the special assistant to the supreme Allied commander, Europe working on negotiations between NATO and the French military. His outstanding service was recognized by French President Francois Mitterand, who inducted him into the Legion d'Honneur. In 1989, Grinalds was promoted to commanding general of the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego, a position he held until his retirement. In 1991, he became the headmaster of Woodberry Forest School in Woodberry Forest, Virginia. In 1997, he accepted the position as president of The Citadel.

Marking the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution with speaker Paul Hollander
7 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 14
Bond Hall, room 165
Free and open to the public; media invited to attend

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution and the coming of communism as an ideological, political and military force in the world. Upwards of 150 million people were killed around the world in the name of building socialist utopias in the 20th century. Richard Ebeling, Ph.D., BB&T chair in ethics and free enterprise leadership at The Citadel, is hosts the internationally renowned scholar, Paul Hollander, Ph.D., to speak on Communist Systems: Their Ideals, Promises and Failures.

Hollander’s presentation will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, November 14, 2017, in Bond Hall, Room 165. The event is open to the public.

Hollander is one of the leading global experts on the ideology and reality of Marxism and communism. Professor emeritus of sociology at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, he is also a research associate at the Harvard University Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian studies. As a young man, Hollander escaped from communist tyranny from his native Hungary during the failed 1956 Hungarian Revolution against Soviet occupation of his country. He earned his Ph.D. in sociology from Princeton University and his bachelor’s degree from the London School of Economics.

Among his many works are Political Pilgrims (1981), an account of the quest of Western Intellectuals in search of utopia in communist countries; The Many Faces of Socialism (1983); Political Will and Personal Belief: The Decline and Fall of Soviet Communism (1999); Discontents: Postmodernism and Postcommunist (2002); and most recently, From Benito Mussolini to Hugo Chavez: Intellectuals and a Century of Political Hero-Worship (2017).

For information about this event, please contact Richard M. Ebeling, Ph.D., at

Joe Engle, one of the last Holocaust survivors in the Lowcountry, to speak at The Citadel
3 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 15
Mark Clark Hall, Buyer Auditorium
Free and open to the public

Joe Engle, one of the very last Holocaust survivors in Charleston, will speak about his experience in the Auschwitz concentration camp to Citadel cadets, students, faculty and staff at 3 p.m., on Wednesday, Nov. 15.

Engel's story begins in the small town of Zakroczym, Poland. He grew up in a close-knit, mixed community, where Jewish and non-Jewish people were friends and neighbors. In 1939, when the Germans invaded Poland, everything changed. Engel experienced the misery of a ghetto, concentration camps, and the death march of Auschwitz before he finally escaped from a cattle train in 1945. Today, Engel, who lives in Charleston, is extremely active in the community and speaks regularly to classrooms and schools about his experiences.

History departments at The Citadel, CofC team up to host Southeastern Medieval Association conference

Thursday, Nov. 16 – Saturday, Nov. 18
The Francis Marion Hotel, Charleston, S.C.
$115 for regular admission and for students $75

The Citadel and the College of Charleston are proud to sponsor the 2017 annual meeting of the Southeastern Medieval Association (SEMA), November 16 to 18, at the Francis Marion Hotel, in Charleston, South Carolina.

The theme of this year’s meeting is “Holy City,” an appropriation of its host city’s nickname. Earlier in the year, the organizing committee invited proposals for papers that explore any aspect of the joining of the sacred and the urban in any medieval religious culture from any disciplinary perspective. “Holy City” may mean a place, a community or a concept. It may be real or imagined, theoretical or practical, coherent or confused, even inverted by vice and profanity.

Conference costs start at $115 for regular admission and for students $75. Attending the banquet is an additional $40. For more information, please visit the conference website at


The Citadel holds 80th annual Christmas Candlelight Services
7:30 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 1 – Sunday, Dec. 3
Summerall Chapel
Free and open to the public; media invited to attend

The 2017 Christmas Candlelight Service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, through Sunday, Dec. 3, in Summerall Chapel. Cadets from the Protestant and Gospel Choirs, together with The Citadel Chorale and members of The Citadel Regimental Band make the program a wonderful celebration.

Visitors may purchase poinsettias for $12 each in memory or in honor of someone dear to them. The Chapel uses the poinsettias each night of the Christmas Candlelight Service and they may be picked up for your own decoration on Tuesday, 5 December, after 9:00 a.m.

There is no admission fee and there is no reserved seating. Early arrival is highly recommended.

November feature from The Citadel Experts Guide

The Citadel Experts Guide is a resource for journalists, researchers, K-12 teachers and community organizations looking for professors and staff who are leading influencers in their fields of interest. An expert will be introduced in each edition of Upcoming News from The Citadel.

Meet Larry G. Daniel, Ph.D., dean of the Zucker Family School of Education at The Citadel.

Daniel's career in education spans over three decades and includes experience as a public school teacher, adult educator, and university professor and administrator. A strong advocate for community involvement in educational programs, Daniel brings substantial experience in collaborating with schools relative to the professional development of educators. He taught courses in educational research and educational policy. Daniel's research interests include teacher education, educational reform, and educational policy, the use of statistics in published research, measurement issues, and multivariate statistical methods.

Daniel received his Ph.D. from the University of New Orleans in 1989. He earned a M.Ed. from the University of New Orleans in 1983, and a bachelor's degree from the Southeastern University in 1979.

To arrange an interview, please contact The Citadel director of media relationsat or (843) 953-2155. Industry experts may be contacted directly, but please note that to ensure student privacy all media representatives are required to be escorted while on campus.


  • Fall furlough – Nov. 17-26
  • Christmas Candlelight Services – Dec. 1-3
  • Winter furlough – Dec. 13 – Jan.


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