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Citadel News Service
17 Dec 2015

Upcoming News from The Citadel - January

Amazon and Operation Homefront

11 a.m.

Thursday, Dec. 17

The Altman Center, located in Johnson Hagood Stadium

Not open to the public

This holiday season, Amazon has partnered with Operation Homefront to bring smiles to the children of local military personnel. On Thursday, Dec. 17, hosted at The Citadel’s Johnson amazonHagood Stadium, Amazon will surprise more than 90 children of servicemen and servicewomen with gifts from their holiday wish list. Following a short speaking program that will include remarks from Amazon leadership and elected officials, the guests will be surprised with gifts.

Earlier this month, Amazon shipped 2,000 care packages to deployed servicemen and women who won’t be home with their families this holiday. Events like the one here in Charleston are taking place in 10 cities across the country this holiday.

Amazon is a proud supporter of the local communities where its employees live and work, and we hope that you will be able to join us in honoring our dedicated service members and theiroperation homefront families.

About Amazon

Amazon, a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle, Washington, is the global leader in e-commerce. Since Jeff Bezos started Amazon in 1995, they have significantly expanded product offerings, international sites, and their worldwide network of fulfillment and customer service centers. Today, Amazon offers everything from books and electronics to tennis rackets and diamond jewelry. Amazon operates sites in Canada, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain and United Kingdom and maintain dozens of fulfillment centers around the world.

About Operation Homefront

By connecting the American donor community to our military families through a robust array of valued and life-changing programs that address the specific short-term and critical assistance, long-term stability and recurring support needs they experience, Operation Homefront is able to help military families overcome many of the challenges inherent in military life. The result: stronger, more stable and more secure military families.

Lowcountry Graduate Education Open House

5 – 7 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 14

3800 Paramount Dr., North Charleston, SC 29405

Free and open to the public

The Lowcountry Graduate Center will host an open house for current and prospective teachers to learn about their advanced education degree offerings.cgc

K-12 teachers in the Lowcountry will soon have more options for earning a graduate degree. Beginning summer 2016, The Citadel’s Zucker Family School of Education will offer its Master of Education (M.Ed.) and Graduate Certificate in Literacy Education at the Lowcountry Graduate Center. In fall 2016, the College of Charleston’s School of Education, Health, and Human Performance will also offer its Master of Arts (M.A.T.) in Teaching Special Education at the Center in North Charleston.

In 2014, the South Carolina Legislature passed the Read to Succeed Act, which requires all K-12 teachers to take courses in reading instruction within ten years of their next certification renewal in order to increase the number of students in the state that are able to comprehend grade level text. Both of these programs offered at the Lowcountry Graduate Center will enable teachers to meet this state requirement. The Citadel’s M.Ed. in Literacy Education will also provide teachers with certification as a literacy teacher and literacy coach.

“The Master of Education in Literacy Education has provided me with an opportunity to expand my knowledge of theory and research methods as it applies to my students’ various individual differences in literacy,” said Melissa Zaremba, a recent graduate from The Citadel and teacher at W.B. Goodwin Elementary. “I know I’m making a difference. I sincerely want my students not only to be able to read, but to become lifelong learners.”

Building on a long history of preparing principled educational professionals to ensure that all children are capable of learning, The Citadel is developing a new cohort of graduate students at the Lowcountry Graduate Center to expand the reach of its literacy education program to outlying school districts that will benefit from the convenient location of the Center’s facility in North Charleston. The Citadel’s M.Ed. in Literacy is one of only four such programs across the state of South Carolina and is the only one available in the Lowcountry.

To RSVP for this event visit

Friends of the Daniel Library lecture & book signing

State of the Heart: South Carolina Writers on the Places They Love; an evening with editor and writer Aïda Rogers and contributors Herb Frazier, Harlan Greene, Ben Moise and Susan Millar Williams

6:45 – 7:45 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 21

Museum Reading Room, Daniel Library

Free and open to the publicstate of the heart

Join the Friends of the Daniel Library for an evening with Aïda Rogers for her new release, State of the Heart: South Carolina Writers on the Places They Love, Volume 2.

Diverse and distinguished storytellers honor South Carolina's renowned and remote destinations. Continuing the format of the original book, the second volume celebrates and commemorates the connections that the accomplished contributors have found in both well-known and far-flung locations most dear to them.

Rogers, a writer and editor, whose feature journalism has won national and regional awards has worked in newspapers, television, and magazines. Rogers is the editor of State of the Heart: South Carolina Writers on the Places They Love, coeditor of Writing South Carolina: Selections from the First Annual High School Writing Contest, and coauthor of Stop Where the Parking Lot's Full, a guide to some of South Carolina's most beloved restaurants. She holds a B.A. in journalism from the University of South Carolina and lives in Columbia, South Carolina.

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

Blitz Kids and Pack the Mac vs. VMI

2 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 30

McAlister Field House

Open to the public with tickets available through the Athletics Officepack the mac

Come help “Pack the Mac” on Jan. 30 as The Citadel Bulldogs basketball team hosts military rival Virginia Military Institute at McAlister Field House.

Halftime will showcase a banner that will be unveiled to commemorate the successes of the 1957-60 basketball teams, affectionately referred to as the “Blitz Kids.” After the game, The Citadel will host its annual alumni basketball game. To purchase tickets, please visit here.


  • Spring classes begin – Wednesday, Jan. 13
  • 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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(843) 953-2155

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