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Citadel News Service
31 Jan 2014

Upcoming News from The Citadel

Gold Star Awards Parade – Jan. 31

Members of the S.C. Corps of Cadets, who achieved academic excellence during the fall semester in 2013, will be recognized during a ceremonial parade at 3:45p.m., on Fri., Jan. 31, on Summerall Field at The Citadel. More than 400 cadets will be recognized for earning Gold Star Awards or for earning a place on The President's List. The awards represent achievements from the 3.2 grade point average on a 4.0 scale, and beyond. The awards are presented in the form of medals that are worn on the cadets' uniforms for one semester.

Black History Month Events – Feb. 1, 8, 27citadel_01845047

The Citadel invites the community to visit campus for a celebration of Black History Month that will consist of three events:

• The Annual Black History Month Bazaar, held from 10a.m. – 3 p.m., Sat., Feb. 1. The Annual Black History Month Bazaar includes live music, exhibits, food and other attractions. The event will be held at the college's Buyer Auditorium in Mark Clark Hall. There is no admission fee and parking is free.

• On Feb. 8, The Citadel will host the Mu Alpha Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Annual Black History Quiz Bowl. Elementary, middle and high school teams will test their knowledge about black history and compete for awards and recognition as the Black History Quiz Bowl Champions. The event will be held at 9a.m. in Grimsley Hall's Copeland Auditorium.

• On Feb. 27, One Voice will be presented at 6:30p.m. in Grimsley Hall's Copeland Auditorium. One Voice is a journey through the African American experience by virtue of eight powerful and influential voices as presented by one man, Jeremiah Dew. The experts representing powerful African Americans including President Barack Obama and actor Bill Cosby are interspersed with powerful video pieces.

Library Friends' Presents: Dr. Steven Pincus, Yale University – Feb. 6

Between 1400 and 1800, the number of European States was radically reduced and new states emerged with significantly increased powers. What role did warfare play in this phenomenon? And why did Britain emerge from this period as the world's greatest economic and military power? Dr. Steven Pincus, the Bradford Durfee Professor of History at Yale University will discuss "Wars and State Formation: The Causes and British Divergence" on Thurs., Feb. 6, at 7p.m., The Citadel's Duckett Auditorium. Pincus is the author of numerous essays and books on the history of Britain, Europe and the British Empire. The presentation is open to the public and parking is free. This event is part of the Spring Speakers Series presented by Library Friends, in partnership with the Department of History at The Citadel.

Monuments Men movie release & book have local connections – Feb. 7, April 3Momuments Men by Robert Edsel

The all-star comedy-drama, The Monuments Men, being released across the nation on Feb. 7 has more than one local tie. The film, which was directed by George Clooney, stars Charleston's hometown star, Bill Murray. The second connection is that Robert Edsel, the author of the book on which the film is based, will be coming to Charleston to for a lecture and book signing event presented free for the public on April 3, at The Citadel's McAlister Field House.

Edsel's book The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History, is about the men who rescued and returned millions of cultural items stolen by Hitler and the Nazis during World War II. Edsel's lecture will include more than 100 slides, anecdotes about the real Monuments Men and details about lobbying Congress to pass a resolution recognizing the achievements of the Monuments Men. The presentation will be followed by audience questions and a public book signing opportunity.

There is no admission fee for the lecture, which will begin at 6:30p.m. Middle, high school and college groups are encouraged to attend. Veterans will be provided with floor seating. Edsel's presentation will be preceded by a 5:30 VIP cocktail and private book signing event that requires a ticket purchase.

This event is sponsored by The Citadel's college of Humanities and Social Sciences, through the direction of the college's new fine arts Minor and Fine Arts Series. For more information or to purchase tickets, please email

Charleston STEM Festival – Feb. 8

Charleston STEM Festival, 2014, is a two week celebration of science technology, engineering and math in the Lowcountry. The festival kick off is 10a.m. – 3p.m. on Feb. 8, at Liberty Square. The Citadel, which initiated the event, is a co-chair and sponsor of the 2014 Charleston STEM Festival. The event is an enterprise of the Lowcountry STEM Collaborative, and will allow children and families to explore exhibits and interactive demonstrations hosted by educational institutions, local industries and more. For more information or to volunteer, please visit or call Glenda P. La Rue at 843-953-7121.

Bulldog Challenge – March 1

It's time to register to slog through thick pluff mud and dodge obstacles while encountering mental challenges around each Bulldog Challenge at The Citadelcorner of a six mile (10k) course. The annual Bulldog Challenge is accepting registrations. The grueling event is organized by active duty U.S. Marines who attend The Citadel as full time undergraduate students participating in the Marine Enlisted Commissioning Education Program. Some of the obstacles include a fireman's carry, a U.S. Marine Corps obstacle course and a rope climb. Competitors come from across the nation and are credited for helping raise thousands of dollars for charities. Registration is $40 per person and is raised to $50 after Feb. 26. This year's proceeds will help establish the Semper Fidelis Society Scholarship for future Marine Officers at The Citadel. For more information or to volunteer for the event, please email for more information.

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