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Citadel News Service
7 Mar 2014

Upcoming News at The Citadel: March 11 - 17

Joining in to end the "R" word

March 11


Spread the Word to End the Word is a universal effort asking people to sign an online pledge to eliminate demeaning language towards people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Those who sign the online pledge are pledging to stop using the "R-word" and start spreading respect for all.

The Citadel is teaming up with the College of Charleston for "Spread the Word to End the Word Awareness Day". Members of The Citadel's Spread the Word team will be at the entrance to Mark Clark Hall entrance from 9:00am- 2:00pm on Tuesday, March 11th with computers for cadets to come take the online pledge. Cadets will also sign their name to a pledge card that will be displayed on an official Spread the Word banner. College of Charleston students will hold similar activities on its campus.

Concussions in Sports: The Science Behind It

March 12


Copeland Auditorium, The Citadel

Free and open to the public

This presentation by P. David Halstead will clarify issues of concussions in sport from a scientific perspective by an authority in the field. Halstead is the technical director of Southern Impact Research Center (SIRC). He is also an adjunct professor for the University of Tennessee (UT). He is uniquely qualified as an expert in the field of head injury and helmets.

In addition to his duties at SIRC, Halstead is the Laboratory Director of the UT Sports Biomechanics Impact Research Lab and Principal Scientist with the University's Engineering Institute for Injury and Trauma Prevention in the College of Engineering. In these roles he works with students and other faculty in many human injury studies. Halstead is active as an instructor and lecturer in the areas of head and neck injury, human biomechanics and injury with UT, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and others.

7th Annual Principled Leadership Symposium*

March 13 – 14

Key presentations free and open to the public

Cadets and college students from around the country will learn from a Pulitzer Prize-winning author and former war correspondent, one of the nation's most dynamic female athlete-leaders and a Medal of Honor recipient at the college's 7th annual Principled Leadership Symposium, March 13 -14, on The Citadel's campus. The S.C. Corps of Cadets and 70 student delegates from regional institutions of higher learning, senior military colleges, and the federal service academies will participate. They will hear about leadership, ethics, integrity and values from influential author and military historian Rick Atkinson, legendary Paralympic ski-racer, Rhodes Scholar, and author Bonnie St. John, and Medal of Honor recipient, Gary B. Beikirch.

The goal of the symposium is to explore principled leadership across a range of vocations and professional organizations. Participants hear world-class speakers, engage in roundtable sessions, and attend diverse forums where prominent leaders from military, sports, academic, political, corporate, and other arenas share their experiences. The Principled Leadership Symposium is made possible by the generous support of Bill ('63) and Gay Krause, donors from The Citadel Class of 1969, and The Citadel Alumni Association. Atkinson's address is co-sponsored by the Department of History and made possible by the financial support of the Henry and Jenny Johnson Endowment for Historical Studies and through a grant from The Mills B. Lane Memorial Foundation.

*NOTE TO MEDIA: there are some restrictions on the recording of keynote speakers' presentations by Atkinson and St. John. They only allow the first five minutes to be videotaped. Media is welcome to stay for the entire presentation. They are willing to be interviewed after their presentations. Look for #CitadelLead on Twitter and Instagram for this event.

Register for summer courses at The Citadel Graduate College

Beginning March 17

The summer 2014 course schedules are now available on The Citadel Graduate College website. Registration for summer 2014 classes for all eligible currently enrolled Citadel Graduate College (CGC) students begins March 3. Registration for all students interested in CGC summer courses begins March 17.

The CGC offers 29 graduate degree programs, ten graduate certificate programs and four evening undergraduate programs. All of the classes are offered in the evenings, and are designed to provide a quality education tailored around our students' professions, family and lifestyles. Classes typically meet once per week in a civilian atmosphere.

For comprehensive summer school information, please click here or visit:

Achieving excellence in the education and development of principled leaders
Media Contact:
Kim Keelor-Parker
(843) 953-2155

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