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The English, Fine Arts, and Communications Department recently came across the original of this photo of the 1963 Citadel English faculty. We're having it framed and will put it on display in the new Capers replacement building! Anyone out there old enough to remember any of these professors?
Congratulations to Fine Arts Director Tiffany Silverman, who won The Citadel's Excellence in Teaching Award this year! It was the first time an Excellence in Teaching Award was given out to a non-tenure-track faculty member, and, as hundreds of students will attest, no one is more deserving than she!
The Citadel Inn of Court Pre-Law Society held its annual banquet recently, hosted by English, Fine Arts, and Communications Professor Tom Horan. Cadets and alumni gathered to hear speakers Jeffrey O'Hara and Lee Rosin, who work with POVAT--Project One Veteran At A Time, a charitable group that offers legal and medical advice and support to veterans. At the banquet, Philosophy minor John Morris won the annual William A Smith '47 Award for service to the Inn of Court. He was presented with a deluxe copy of Black's Law Dictionary!
The Class of 2022 has joined the Long Gray Line!
The Citadel School of Humanities and Social Sciences is very pleased to present this year's Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Award to Mr. Keyshawn Gascey, Political Science and English Double Major, President of the English Club, Human Affairs Officer for The Citadel, and Army National Guard Soldier.
The Riley Award was established in 2009 and is presented annually to the graduating senior in the School of Humanities & Social Sciences who best represents the commitment to academic excellence, the breadth of intellectual interests, and the dedication to public service exemplified by the life and career of Joseph P. Riley, Jr., Citadel Class of 1964, State Legislator (1968-1974), and Mayor of the City of Charleston, SC Government (1975-2016); Citadel Professor of American Government & Public Policy (2016-present).
The awardee is chosen from nomination from Department Heads and chosen by a select committee of tenured faculty in the School based on the student’s cumulative GPA and successful completion of either: a) a minor or second major within the SHSS; b) a study abroad experience; or c) a significant service-learning project.
In addition to his studies and many activities on campus, Mr. Gascey also completed a semester-long internship under Mayor Riley for the new International African American Museum in Charleston during his junior year.
We are honored by Mr. Gascey's accomplishments and commitment to his community, and we cannot wait to see what he does next!
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Congratulations to English and History double-major Sam Wilson!
Cadet Sam Wilson recognized as this year’s best-drilled cadet - The Citadel Today Sam Wilson, a History major from Carlisle, Iowa, is currently the South Carolina Corps of Cadet’s best-drilled cadet.
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The Citadel held its annual Ethics Colloquium this past week, hosted by EFAC instructor of Philosophy Dr. Robert Craig. Its theme was competing political theories born of Marxist and democratic thinkers. Professor Keith Knapp of the History Dept. was one of the featured speakers. He spoke on Chinese understandings of what the term "democracy" means and how they influence the communist government of Xi Jinping. The colloquium was a great success!
The mysteries of English...
Happy birthday to William Shakespeare, from all his friends in The Citadel's English, Citadel English, Fine Arts, and Communications Department!
Professors Scott Lucas (English) and Tiffany Silverman (Fine Arts) spoke to a good number of pre-k***s and their parents about our programs on Admitted Students Day this Saturday. Later Profs. Lucas, Licia Hendriks, and Frances Frame met with an incoming pre-k**b and his family at the English, Fine Arts, and Communications offices. High schooler Mason Cooper is looking forward to joining the Corps of Cadets and becoming an English major this August!
Congratulations to veteran student and English minor Ashlyn Howard, who earned third place in The Citadel's annual public-speaking contest. Ashlyn's speech was titled "Embrace Your Identity Crisis." Her showing was a very strong one for a freshman!
Congratulations to CPT Alyson Eggleston, our department's specialist in linguistics, technical writing, and English as a Second Language instruction. She has just been promoted from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor!
Some of our "Old Corps" alumni might remember Major General James W. Duckett '32, long-time Chemistry professor and, later, president of The Citadel from 1970-1974. The English, Fine Arts, and Communications Department is housed in 304 Mims Ave. during the time the new Capers Hall is being built, and that was then-Colonel Duckett's residence for many years. His name is still on the steps leading up to 304. We had a nice surprise this week when Trudy Duckett, Gen. Duckett's daughter, stopped by for a visit, accompanied by her own daughter and granddaughter. Trudy recalled how Dr. Duckett was the first person on campus ever to own a television, and how his family cooked for all the faculty residents on campus back in 1959, after Hurricane Gracie brought flooding and power loss to numerous parts of The Citadel. Here she is on the steps of her childhood home with EFAC Dept. Head Professor Scott Lucas!
2022 Palmetto Medal Award recipients celebrated at The Citadel - The Citadel Today Established by the Board of Visitors, the award is presented to those whose service to the college or state is particularly noteworthy.
On Friday, Fine Arts minor Trey Stevens was one of three editors of the _Gold Star Journal_ honored by The Citadel's Faculty Senate for their outstanding work on the 2022 issue! Members of the English major and the English, Fine Arts, and Philosophy minors collaborated with others this year to help make the 2022 issue a great success.
Fine Arts minor Lauren Sordo '22 and English, Fine Arts, and Communications Department Head Scott Lucas spoke with pre-k***s this morning at the April information fair. Let's hope a few of those who came to the table end up joining the Corps of Cadets in August!
A miniature manuscript written by Charlotte Brontë to go on sale for $1.25 million A rare manuscript written by Charlotte Brontë when she was 13 years old will go on sale at a New York City book fair later this month.
Congratulations to Philosophy minor Thomas Kyte, who joined with a cadet from West Point and another from Switzerland's state military academy to win fifth place in the international Law of Armed Conflict competition in Sanremo, Italy! Overseen by the International Institute of Humanitarian Law, the competition invites cadets from military academies and colleges all over the world to compete in mixed-school teams. Their goal is to offer the best approach to a thorny issue involving law, ethics, and armed conflict. Over twenty teams competed, and The Citadel had cadets on the second and fifth-place teams!
Congratulations to the many members of the English, Fine Arts, and Communications Department's major and minors on the 2022 _Gold Star Journal_ staff! Members of our programs are always at the heart of this annual tribute to the best student writing at The Citadel.
Back row, from left to right: Fine Arts minor Jesse Quimby, English major Hampton Dennis, Philosophy minor John Morris, faculty advisor Suzanne Mabrouk (Chemistry).
Front row, from left to right: Dylan Young, English major Ken Galsgaard, Elissa Reckdenwald, Fine Arts minor Trey Stevens.
It was great to host English alumni here at The Citadel on Corps Day Weekend! Here's a picture of English, Fine Arts, and Communications Department Head COL Scott Lucas with Ron Plunkett '64 (English M.A. '97) and David Walters, Jr., '95, at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences Board meeting in Bond Hall. We're grateful for our alumni support!
Congratulations to Katherine (Katie) Scott Crawford, a graduate of our joint M.A. program with the College of Charleston. Her poem "Litchfield Beach" has just won a Pinesong Award for best poem from the North Carolina Poetry Society! Katie is a novelist, poet, and journalist who is a driving force in the literary-arts community of Western North Carolina.
2022 Pinesong Award Winners It is my extreme pleasure to announce the winners of the 2022 Pinesong Awards Poet Laureate Award Preliminary Judge: Anne McMasterFinal Judge: Joseph Bathanti First Place: Two Variations on a Theme…
Look for our department's first class in Sci Fi and Fantasy literature from Professor Michael Livingston in 2023!
Dragon Hoarding Enormous Pile of Treasure Seeks Unpaid Intern Dragon seeks smart, motivated intern to help manage a sprawling cavern of various golden treasures. This is the perfect opportunity for a go-getter...
Some of you may have fond memories of classes or club meetings in the Achurch Room, 111 Capers Hall, named after long-time Citadel English professor Robert Achurch (1905-1980), a beloved teacher, scholar, and department head. Did you know, however, that he was Robert Achurch, Jr., and that his father was a prominent figure in the Charleston artistic community? Robert Achurch, Sr., was an early practitioner of the new art of photography, and many of his photos of Charleston in the late nineteenth century are held by the Charleston Museum. Here is the father of The Citadel's Professor Achurch, photographed in the early twentieth century, at home with his pets!
Professor Tom Thompson takes photos on behalf of The Citadel at today's Career Fair in Daniel Library!
Dr. Alyson Eggleston, our department's specialist in linguistics and technical communication, hosted the annual Darwin Week talk sponsored by the Charleston chapter of the Scientific Research Honor Society of Sigma Xi. Dr. Eggleston is vice-president of the chapter, and is certainly the first humanities person to hold an office in the Lowcountry's chapter! Here she is with the speaker, Dr. David Pfennig of UNC Chapel Hill, and Dr. Jeffrey Lyons of The Citadel's Math department.
Dante's _Inferno_: long a mainstay in Citadel World Literature classes!
Announcing Origins of The Wheel of Time: The Legends and Mythologies that Inspired Robert Jordan, With a Letter From the Author Tor Books is proud to announce the acquisition Origins of The Wheel of Time: The Legends and Mythologies that Inspired Robert Jordan by Michael Livingston, including a foreword by Harriet McDougal,…
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