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Citadel News Service
3 Apr 2017

Upcoming news from The Citadel – April 2017

From the Pages of the Blue & White: My First 25 Years of Citadel Athletics Andy Solomon book The Citadel
April debut on

From the Pages of the Blue & White: My First 25 Years of Citadel Athletics is a collection of feature stories that appeared in the official publication of The Citadel Brigadier Foundation, by written by longtime Citadel athletics administrator Andy Solomon. Solomon, a native Charlestonian who attended Bulldogs’ contests as a kid, writes about the best athletes, the best teams and many of the colorful characters in The Citadel’s storied athletic history. He chronicles The Citadel’s best in a multitude of categories, bringing back to life many who have departed, and providing insight into the games, seasons and Bulldogs’ behind-the-scenes stories. Copies of the book can be purchased for $25 from The Citadel Brigadier Foundation or on Amazon. A portion of the proceeds will be provided to the Ken Burger Athletic Memorial Scholarship through the foundation.

Cuba after Fidel, by Dr. Philip Brenner, American University
5 – 7p.m.Philip Brenner at The Citadel
Wednesday, April 5
Buyer Auditorium
Tickets: $20 at door; open to public

Philip Brenner, Ph.D., will provide a talk on the nature of the authoritarian Cuban regime after the death of its charismatic founder, Fidel Castro. The Citadel School Humanities and Social Sciences is hosting the event, in partnership with the World Affairs Council of Charleston.

Brenner is a professor of international relations, as well as an affiliate professor of history at American University in Washington. He also serves as director of the college’s graduate program on U.S. foreign policy and national security. He is on the board of the National Security Archive and the Center for Democracy in the Americas. He is a regular media commentator on Cuba and U.S. foreign policy. A graduate of Columbia University, he received his Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University.

The Citadel School of Engineering 5th Annual Academy of Engineers
5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Citadel School of Engineering
Thursday, April 6
Johnson Hagood Stadium, Club Level
Registration by invitation

The Academy of Engineers hosted by The Citadel School of Engineering will induct its fifth class of dedicated leaders on Thurs., April 6 at Johnson Hagood Stadium, Club Level. Each Academy of Engineers class provides extraordinary examples of principled leaders to inspire current and future Citadel engineering graduates. The four 2017 inductees represent leaders who have inspired thousands through their careers in engineering, military and business. The 2017 inductees include:

Lt. Gen. Thomas P. Bostick, USA (Ret.)
Albert A. Fralinger, Jr., Citadel Class of 1955
Lt. Gen. E.G. (Buck) Shuler, Jr., USAF (Ret.), Citadel Class of 1959
Claudius (Bud) E. Watts, IV, Citadel Class of 1983

Registration for this event is by invitation only. Please contact Ally Martin at or call (843) 953-6499 with any questions.

2017 Hall of Fame event hosted by the Tommy and Victoria Baker School of Business
5:30p.m.Baker School of Business Hall of Fame
Friday, April 7
Francis Marion Hotel
Open to public, $50 ticket required

The annual Hall of Fame event is an opportunity for the Tommy and Victoria Baker School of Business to recognize top business leaders. This year, Marvin McIntyre, Citadel Class of 1965 alumnus and Morgan Stanley managing director, as well as Roger Nelson, Waterstone Management Group, LLC, will receive the Leader of Principle Award. A leader of Principle represents a business influencer who has enjoyed substantial success in private or public service and has made significant contributions to his or her community. Those interested in purchasing tickets should email or call (843) 953-7416.

Hunting the Future: Predicting Cyber-Security Threats in Speculative Media
6:30 – 7:30 p.m.Myke Cole at The Citadel
Thursday, April 13
Bond Hall, 165
Open to the public; free

Myke Cole is a counter-terrorism expert, military historian and author, and star of the CBS hit show, Hunted. He will present “Hunting the Future: Predicting Cyber-Security Threats in Speculative Media,” which is based on his experience in law enforcement. Cole has also served in the U.S. Coast Guard Reserves. His show, Hunted follows nine teams of two people in a real-life manhunt as they attempt the nearly impossible task of disappearing in today’s vast digital world. Cole and the shows highly skilled investigators combine state-of-the-art tracking methods with traditional tactics to pursue and catch them. The Citadel School of Humanities and Social Sciences presents Cole’s lecture, in conjunction with the Department of Criminal Justice.

Citadel Directors' InstituteKenneth Daly
8a.m. ─ 4p.m.
Friday, April 21
Francis Marion Hotel
Registration for qualified participants: $395

The eighth Citadel Directors’ Institute (CDI) will take place April 21 at the Francis Marion Hotel in downtown Charleston, Hosted by the Tommy & Victoria School of Business at The Citadel. The one-day event is designed for CEOs, CFOs, corporate directors, C-level executives and aspiring directors as well as attorneys, accountants, bankers, and hospital administrators. CDI participants will engage in active dialogues focused on current and emerging issues including cyber security threats, crisis planning and management, long-range strategy planning and managing federal regulatory and tax changes.

Keynote speakers include Kenneth Daly (seen in photo), the retired CEO of the National Association of Corporate Directors, and Thomas A. Fanning, chairman, president and CEO for Sothern Company, and chair of the Federal Rese4rve Bank of Atlanta and the Edison Electric Institute. To register, or for more information, please visit

The Citadel Upside Down Triathlon
Start times varyUpside down triathlon Citadel
Sunday, April 23
Deas Hall
Open to registered participants, 18+
Registration fee $25

The Citadel Upside Down Triathlon® is an indoor sprint triathlon sponsored by the Department of Health, Exercise and Sport Science. The event will take place in its entirety at Deas Hall on campus. The event’s unique approach stacks the events – running, cycling, and swimming─ in the opposite order of conventional sprint triathlons. Participants will compete in waves of 10 athletes each, starting every 45 minutes throughout the day. The event is open to registered members of the public and Citadel campus community. Please visit this website to register.

Nationally known children’s author, Shelley Gill, visits three elementary schools through Zucker Family School of Education
9a.m. – 2p.m., April 24, Mitchell Elementary SchoolShelley Whale book
9a.m. – 2p.m., April 25, Sanders-Clyde Elementary School
9a.m. – 2p.m., April 26, Goodwin Elementary School
Open to the public, check-in required at school offices

The Zucker Family School of Education's Literacy Initiative is pleased to welcome Shelley Gill as one of its authors in The Authors in Schools Program. Gill's books on Alaska and the Pacific Northwest have sold more than one million copies worldwide. An avid writer, whale researcher, and environmental activist, Gill takes young readers on explorations of humpback whales and great blue whales. Her spirit and attitude are ever-present in her books, some of which also feature the world of Alaska's dog heroes. Her books offer explosive volcanoes, extreme climates, massive mountains, shimmering northern lights and dog-mushing races in The Iditarod. Gill has visited 4,800 schools around the world inspiring students to be avid readers and writers.

April feature from The Citadel Experts Guide

The Citadel Experts Guide is a resource for journalists, researchers, K-12 teachers and community Maria Aslage Citadel instructororganizations 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 Maria Aselage, a communications instructor with The Tommy and Victoria Baker School of Business, and an alumna of The Citadel Graduate College. Aselage has 25 years of experience in the communications field. Her involvement with The Citadel began early on when she worked for six years as a television news reporter and anchor in Charleston and covered the college’s transition to becoming co-educational. She later joined The Citadel to establish the college’s Oral Communications Lab, transitioning to become an instructor in 2007. Additionally, Aselage serves as media relations manager for the Catholic Diocese of Charleston and is the owner of HearSay Communications.

To arrange an interview, please contact The Citadel director of media relations at 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.

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