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Citadel News Service
8 Sep 2015

Upcoming News from The Citadel - September 2015, part two

Remembering September 11 on campus

7 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 10

The Citadel Republican Society will again place 3,000 small American flags along the Avenue of Remembrance on campus in recognition of those killed during the September sept1111, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center. Almost 3,000 people were killed during what was the deadliest incident in American history for firefighters and law enforcement officers. Members of the cadet club will begin putting the flags out at 7 p.m. on the evening of Sept. 10 so that the flags will be ready for the following day.

The Citadel Republican Society is one of the oldest clubs at the military college and is the largest with approximately 600 members. Members of the club work on campaigns across America and are involved in numerous philanthropic activities. The club regularly hosts nationally-known speakers for club members and the campus community during its regular Friday meetings.

Walk with a Doc – Citadel joins international movement, but with Ph.D.s in lead instead of MDs

Noon – 12:50

Thursday, Sept. 10

Front of Mark Clark Hall

Free and open to the public

Citadel’s Department of Health Exercise and Sport Science kicks off an exciting new program Thursday, Sept. 10 at noon. The college will be a participant in the international Walk with a Doc initiative.

“Each Thursday at noon, we will hold a weekly campus walk for our faculty, staff and any students or neighbors that would like to join us. At other Walk with a Doc programs it is usually an MD leading the walk, but here at The Citadel it will be a Ph.D. sport scientist,” said Daniel Bornstein, Ph.D., assistant professor for The Citadel Department of Health, Exercise and Sport Science. “The doc will talk about an issue related to fitness. It will be informative and fun, and is aimed at encouraging healthy, physical activity through one of the simplest and most effective means of exercising - walking.”

Walk with a Doc is a proven model for improving the health and fitness of individuals and communities nationwide and is held by organizations in Canada and other countries. The Citadel Walk with a Doc activities are designed with faculty and staff in mind but members of the community are also welcome.

Meet The Citadel’s new provost on live TV during the Goose Creek vs. Summerville game

7:30 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 11

WCIV-TV cable channels

The annual Goose Creek vs. Summerville football game is always one of the biggest high school rivalries in South Carolina. This year’s game will take place at 7:30 p.m. at Summerville High School’s John McKissick Stadium located on Main St. The game will be shown on WCIV-TV, MyTV Charleston, and MeTV Charleston, as well as being live-streamed here.

Throughout the Lowcountry high school football season, different leaders from the community will be interviewed live during breaks by WCIV. During the Goose Creek vs. Summerville game, the guest will be The Citadel’s Provost and Dean of the College, Dr. Connie Ledoux Book. She is the college’s second-ranking official. Book recently joined the Military College of South Carolina from Elon University where she was associate provost of academic affairs. She has two grown children, including one in college, and is originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Veterans Portrait Project and letters for soldiersportraitproject

6 – 8 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 12

Hagood Stadium concourse

Open to game attendees

Retired military combat photojournalist Stacy Pearsall will be photographing veterans for the Veterans Portrait Project as part of the Bulldogs’ Military Appreciation Night football game. There is no cost to participate in the photo shoot once inside the stadium. To purchase tickets for the game, click here. The photography session is sponsored by Fine Arts at The Citadel.

There will be other activities around the stadium and during the game honoring active members of the military, veterans and their families. Game attendees are asked to bring letters for soldiers that are single sheets of paper, or cards. They should not be in envelopes and should not include glitter, confetti or anything not securely attached to the note. Only positive messages will be delivered. Printable templates can be found here and here. Letters should be dropped off at Guest Services in the main concourse at the stadium or at a collection box at the Bulldogs’ Kids Zone in the southeast corner of the stadium.

America’s top Air Force Association ROTC, a Citadel cadet, to be recognized in Washington, D.C.

9 a.m.

Monday, Sept. 14bilbo

Air Force Association 2015 Air & Space Conference & Technology Exposition

Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center

Washington, D.C.

Registration required

Cadet Brian Bilbo, a senior in the South Carolina Corps of Cadets is earning national recognition after being selected as America’s top Air Force Association ROTC Cadet. Bilbo, who is from Loganville, Georgia, will receive the award in Washington, D.C. at the Air Force Association 2015 Air & Space Conference & Technology Exposition.

The electrical engineering major recently made international news as the leader of the band that represented the United States during The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, which was seen by more than 1 billion people around the world according to the event organizer. Bilbo is The Citadel Regimental Band Drum Major and can be seen on the international stage in a video here. Bilbo is set to graduate this spring and will commission into the Air Force.

National Constitution Day events

Sept. 15 & 17

Free and open to the public

National Constitution Day is Sept. 17 and The Citadel Department of Political Science is holding two related events that are open to the campus community and the public.

“We tend to take for granted all the benefits established and still facilitated by our great founding document,” said DuBose Kapeluck, Ph.D., head of The Citadel Department of Political Science. “Too many Americans are unfamiliar with the actual content of the U.S. Constitution, as well as the implications for the rights and liberties we hold so dear.”

The first event is a public reading of the U.S. Constitution by cadets, students and faculty, followed by a discussion about the meaning of the Constitutional text and the Bill of Rights. It will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 15 in Byrd Hall’s auditorium.

Then, on Thurs., Sept. 17, Dr. Paul Carrese will present Recovering the Constitution’s Principle of Moderation, at Home and Abroad. Carrese is a professor of political science at the U.S. Air Force Academy. He has been a Rhodes Scholar, a research fellow at Harvard, a Fulbright Scholar at University of Delhi, and a Fellow in the James Madison Program, Princeton University. He is the author or co-editor of numerous articles and publications including The Cloaking of Power: Montesquieu, Blackstone, and the Rise of Judicial Activism (Chicago, 2003), and Democracy in Moderation: Montesquieu, Tocqueville, and Sustainable Liberalism (Cambridge, forthcoming March 2016). The address begins at 7p.m. and will be held in Duckett Auditorium.

Meet and learn from national intelligence and homeland security experts

September 16 – 18vincentstewart

Charleston Marriott Hotel

Registration required/media welcome

In continuation of its tradition as an educational leader in the field of U.S. national security The Citadel will host the second conference on national security studies and intelligence analysis. It is sponsored by the college’s Department of Criminal Justice and will be held September 16 – 18, at Charleston Marriott Hotel on Lockwood Blvd.

The keynote speaker is Lt. Gen. Vincent Stewart, U.S. Marine Corps, director of the Defense Intelligence Agency. Stewart formerly served as the commander of Marine Forces Cyber Security.

“The conference promises to enhance our understanding of the security challenges we face on the Southeastern coast of our country and how best to address them on the nation’s behalf,” said Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Bo Moore.

For more information or to register please visit the conference website.

Lost sword of first graduate to be returned to The Citadel

Sept. 16 – 18 (three events)tewsword

Antietam national Battlefield Park, Maryland; The Citadel’s Daniel Library; Summerall Field

Free and open to the public

Charles Courtenay Tew was among the first 26 cadets to report to what was originally called the Citadel Academy in 1843. He became the academy’s first honor graduate in 1846, the first president of the academy’s alumni association in 1852, and the first Citadel alumnus to be declared missing in action.

Tew’s sword was taken from him when he was mortally wounded at the Battle of Antietam near Sharpsburg, Maryland, on Sept. 17, 1862. It was one of the first battles of the American Civil War to be fought in the North. A Union soldier was said to have taken the sword, but its location was unknown for a century and a half.

In early 2015, the college was contacted by the 33 Signals Regiment Foundation of Ottawa, Canada, and was informed that the sword had been identified. The Canadian regiment wanted to return it to The Citadel. As a result, members of the group will travel from Ottawa to Antietam National Battlefield Park in Maryland for a commemorative event, and then on to Charleston and The Citadel for a reception and sword presentation. Details are as follows:

  • 1 – 1:45 p.m., Wed., September 16, Antietam National Battlefield, Maryland – Col. Charles C. Tew Sword Ceremony. Details here.
  • 6:30 p.m., Thurs., Sept. 17, Daniel Library, The Citadel – Reception with the Tew Sword on display, and reciting of the story of the sword.
  • 3:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 18, Summerall Field, The Citadel – The official transfer of the sword to be held just prior to the college’s traditional Friday dress parade.

Alzheimer’s Walk team Daddy’s Darlings attempts fourth year at being one of the top fundraisers

9 a.m.

Sept. 19

Riverfront Park, North Charleston

They were the top fundraising team in the state of South Carolina in 2012, 2013 and 2014. This year the team led by the “first lady” of The Citadel will attempt to keep the momentum going for the cause that is so dear to the hearts of many at the college, especially Donna and Lt. General John Rosa, The Citadel’s president.alzheimers

“The man I knew as my father simply faded away. Now John’s mother is struggling with Alzheimer’s Disease,” Donna said when describing her father’s battle with Alzheimer’s before his death in 2009, “My sister and I started our team, Daddy’s Darlings, to hopefully play a small part in finding a cure. Now it has grown to become The Citadel’s team. I am just so thankful for the support our community shows for finding a solution for this horrible disease.”

The Charleston chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association erected a billboard last fall to recognize Donna Rosa and her family for their efforts. Registration to start a team, join Daddy’s Darlings (The Citadel) or simply donate to the 2015 Charleston Walk to End Alzheimer’s is underway. The event will be held Sept. 19 at Riverfront Park in North Charleston.

Bill Walsh on his book Red Carpet Ransom Red Carpet Ransom book cover

6:45 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 22

Bond Hall, Room 165

Free and open to the public

Join the Friends of the Daniel Library for an entertaining evening with Charleston-based, award-winning meteorologist (Live 5 News), Air Force Reserve Lieutenant Colonel, and author Bill Walsh for the second installment in his Special Agent Jake Stein series, Red Carpet Ransom. Special Agent Jake Stein of Homeland Security Investigations/ICE is back, and this time, he's up against a life-and-death struggle. Could a major Hollywood star be kidnapped on Oscar night in a drug war of revenge against the United States? The clock is ticking in a life-and-death race against time in a drug war of revenge.


The Art of the Fly

6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 24

Bond Hall Auditorium

Free and open to the public

Hand tied fly fishing lures are objects of beauty to many and require skill, artistry, and patience to create. Join experts from Charleston Angler to learn more about these miniature works of art at this free event being sponsored by Fine Arts at The Citadel.\

Collaborative community diversity initiative

8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 25

Free and open to the public

Registration required

The College of Charleston, The Medical University of South Carolina, The Citadel, Boeing and Denny’s have partnered to launch a unique initiative aimed at advancing the management of human differences in the workplace and community. Recent tragedies and the ongoing challenge of translating diversity into a core organizational and community strength suggest an urgent need to advance the understanding and management of human differences.

The daylong event will include interactive panel discussions and breakout sessions, as well as refreshments and musical performances. Check-in beings at 8 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 25, at the Lowcountry Graduate Center (LGC) located at 3800 Paramount Rd., North Charleston at The College of Charleston School of Professional Studies center. There is no fee to attend but registration is required. To register, please visit this website. For more information, please email Dr. Graeme Coetzer at

Citadel Graduate College Project Management Program earns coveted accreditation projectmgmt

6 – 9 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 25

Mark Clark Hall Reception Room, 1st floor

Not open the public/media welcome

One of The Citadel Graduate College’s most popular programs is celebrating a coveted new status. The Citadel’s Master of Science in Project Management Program was recently awarded accreditation by the Project Management Institute’s Global Accreditation Center.

The Citadel offers the only Master of Science in Project Management in the state of South Carolina.

The Citadel’s program is one of only 26 in North America listed as having earned the accreditation to date. A reception will be held for members of The Citadel community to celebrate this achievement from 6 – 9 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 25.

Project Management is one of the hottest career paths nationally, and has continuously expanded since being offered for the first time in 2010 at The Citadel. The Master of Science in Project Management provides students with advanced instruction through a rigorous 30-hr curriculum focusing on personal and organizational effectiveness, principled leadership, innovative analytical procedures and solutions to emerging technical resource issues. The program of study is tailored to equip professionals working in industry, governmental agencies, and business to achieve higher levels of effectiveness in managing and leading their organizations in project implementation and team-based, multi-disciplinary initiatives.

For more information contact Dr. Charles Skipper, department head, at

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