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Citadel News Service
5 Jan 2017

Upcoming news from The Citadel - January

MLK Parade, Presidential Inaugural Parade and more

Cadets to participate in MLK Parade
11 a.m.
Monday, Jan. 16
Parade leaves from Burke High School, 244 President St.
Free and open to the public

Hundreds of people attend the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. parade in downtown Charleston. The MLK Holiday Parade will begin at Buke High School on President St. at 11 a.m.mlk-2017

Cadets will participate in the parade by marching behind a float that will commemorate The Citadel’s two pivotal milestones – the fiftieth anniversary of African Americans being accepted into the Corps and the twentieth anniversary of women being accepted into the Corps.

The procession will head east on Fishburne, north on Ashley, east on Sumter, south on King, east on Calhoun and end at Marion Square. Hundreds of participants from area schools, churches, non-profit organizations and businesses are expected to participate, including Military Magnet Academy and the International Longshoremen’s Union.

Black History Intercollegiate Consortium MLK Program
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 17
Location on The Citadel’s campus to be determined
Free and open to the public

The Black History Intercollegiate Consortium membership is comprised of representatives from Charleston Southern University, Medical University of South Carolina, The Citadel and Trident Technical college. The theme of the 2017 program is “A Legacy of Strength and a Future of Hope.” Each school will be recognizing a trailblazer and an up and coming leader. Charles D. Foster, the first African American graduate of The Citadel, will be recognized as The Citadel’s trailblazer.

The Citadel Regimental Band and Pipes along with the Summerall Guards to participate in Trump inauguration
Friday, Jan. 20
*media to be invited to a rehearsal prior to leaving for the inauguration; date to be determined

The Citadel Regimental Band and Pipes and the Summerall Guards will perform in the Presidential Inaugural Parade on Friday, Jan. 20.mlk-parade

“The Citadel is greatly honored to have been selected to participate in the presidential inaugural parade," said Col. Tim Smith, Citadel director of music. "We’ll be practicing as soon as cadets return from winter furlough and look forward to heading to Washington, D.C."

The band will send 80 cadets to Washington, D.C. with the Summerall Guards sending 60.

Soldiers’ Angels Mobile Pantry
Noon – 2 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 27
Citadel Stadium Parking Lot, 69 Hagood Ave.
Free and open to the public; registration required

Soldiers’ Angels, a national veterans support group, will partner with The Citadel and the Lowcountry Food Bank to provide a mobile food pantry for 200 at-risk and homeless veteran families.

The program will provide food assistance, including water, meats, fruits and vegetables and nonperishable boxed and soldiers-angelscanned foods. The Soldiers’ Angels mobile pantry program will run throughout the year to support veterans in the Charleston area. The dates for the mobile food pantry are:

  • Friday, Feb. 24
  • Friday, March 10
  • Friday, April 21

Veterans needing assistance can register for the food pantry by visiting here or by calling (210) 629-0020. Organizers will distribute food to veterans in a drive-through line loading their cars or bikes with food. Pick-up will be from The Citadel’s Stadium Parking Lot at 69 Hagood Ave.

The Powers in Us
New book release by former Citadel Head Football Coach, Don Powers

Former Citadel Head Football Coach Don Powers releases his collection of 50 timeless quotes and quips from his time coaching the Bulldogs.

Powers was the Bulldogs’ defensive coordinator under Coach Charlie Taaffe from 1989-95 and was promoted to head coach in the summer of 1996. He led the Bulldogs through the 2000 season, yet his influence on his teams continues today.

Citadel players, once learning of Powers’ recent heart ailment, were the-powers-in-uscontacted by former All-American Carlos Frank, Class of 2000, and contributed their favorite “Powerisms” as a tribute.

A native of Laurinburg County, North Carolina, and a 2004 inductee in the Laurinburg County Sports Hall of Fame, Powers was a three-time National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics All-District performer at linebacker/defensive end at Western Carolina University (WCU), where he graduated in 1968 and later received his master’s degree.

He coached at WCU from 1969-74 and then served as their defensive coordinator from 1975-83, and was on the WCU coaching staff when they played for the I-AA National Championship in 1983 at Johnson Hagood Stadium. He spent time at Western Kentucky University in 1984 and then at East Carolina University as assistant head coach/defensive coordinator from 1985-88.

Per Coach Powers’ wishes, all proceeds from the book will benefit The Citadel Brigadier Foundation. To order the book, please visit here.

Ostracism, Exclusion, and Rejection
New book release from Citadel Professor of Psychology, Steve Nida

Professor of Psychology, Steve Nida, Ph. D. releases his new book, Ostracism, Exclusion, and Rejection.

The book examines research into the related phenomena of ostracism, exclusion, and rejection. The compilation covers how being cast out affects the brain and body chemistry, feelings and emotions, thoughts and beliefs, and behaviors. In addition to the primary focus on targets of ostracism, researchers also examine the motives and consequences of ostracizing.

Nida is a social psychologist whose specialties are in the areas of social influence and group processes. His current research focuses on the effects of ostracism and social exclusion, and he also maintains an active interest in the social psychological aspects of sport psychology.

He currently teaches both graduate and undergraduate courses in social psychology. Outside of his professional life, Nida is an avid sports fan and a longtime runner who has completed 15 marathons.

January feature from The Citadel Experts Guide

The Citadel Experts Guide is a resource for journalists, researchers, K-12 teachers and community organizations looking for professors and staff who are leading influencers in their fields of interest. An expert will be introduced in each of The Citadel’s bi-monthly Upcoming News stories. richard-ebeling

Meet Richard M. Ebeling, Ph.D., BB&T Distinguished Professor of Ethics and Free Enterprise Leadership at The Citadel.

Ebeling is recognized as one of the leading members of the Austrian School of Economics. He has also published Monetary Central Planning and the State (Future of Freedom Foundation, 2015); as well as Political Economy, Public Policy, and Monetary Economics: Ludwig von Mises and the Austrian Tradition (Routledge, 2010) and Austrian Economics and the Political Economy of Freedom (Edward Elgar, 2003).

Ebeling is also noted to have discovered the lost papers of the Austrian economist and classical liberal, Ludwig von Mises in a formerly secret Soviet archive. Looted by the Nazis from his Vienna apartment in 1938, Mises' papers were captured by the Soviet Army at the end of the Second World War. Following the documents discovery and translation, Ebeling edited and published the three volume series Selected Writings of Ludwig von Mises, (Liberty Fund, 2000, 2002, 2012. Additionally, he is the co-editor of When We Are Free (Northwood University Press, 2014), an anthology of essays devoted to the moral, political and economic principles of the free society, and co-author of the five-volume In Defense of Capitalism (Northwood University Press, 2010-2014). Additionally, Ebeling, publishes articles frequently on numerous websites and is the co-host of “The Libertarian Angle,” one of The Future of Freedom Foundation’s YouTube programs.

To arrange an interview, please contact The Citadel director of media relations at or (843) 953-2155, or communications specialist at or (843) 953-3722. 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.


  • Storm The Citadel – February 11
  • Leadership Symposium – March 16
  • Corps Day – March 18
  • Recognition Day – March 18
  • Spring Furlough – March 24 – April 2
  • Class of 2017 Commencement – May 6


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