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  • Iran Scholar to Speak on Political Change

    LEXINGTON, Va., April 22, 2014 -- A scholar of contemporary Iranian history and culture will speak at VMI on Wednesday, April 23.  Dr. Svetlana Ravandi-Fadai has entitled her remarks, “Social and Political Change in Iran after the Election of President Rouhani.” She will speak at 7:45 p.m. in Gillis Theater in Marshall Hall.Read More →
  • Talk to Focus on Royal Military Academy Course

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    LEXINGTON, Va., April 22, 2014 -- The director of studies at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, Britain’s Army training academy, will speak at VMI on Thursday, April 24.  Sean McKnight will speak on “Drill, Tradition, and Sweat: Developing the Intellectual Officer at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.”Read More →
  • VMI Cadet Dies

    LEXINGTON, Va., April 22, 2014 – A Virginia Military Institute cadet died unexpectedly in Rockbridge County Tuesday evening.  The body of Eric B. Alter, 22, of Centreville, Va., was found by Rockbridge County Sheriff’s deputies near Goshen. Local law enforcement and emergency agencies responded.Read More →
  • Cadets Join Stars for ‘Lost Shoes’ Screening

    LEXINGTON, Va., April 14, 2014 -- More than 250 cadets joined a full house in Richmond’s Carpenter Theatre yesterday evening for a private screening of Field of Lost Shoes.  Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam ’81, Dominion Resources CEO Thomas Farrell, and actors Jason Isaacs, Luke Benward, Nolan Gould, Mary Mouser, and Josh Zuckerman were among those on hand for the event, along with descendants of some of the cadets who fought at New Market in 1864.Read More →
  • Renovated Maury-Brooke Offers Home for Growing Vertebrate Collection

    LEXINGTON, Va., April 11, 2014 -- Collecting road kill might seem to be below the dignity of a college professor – but not if you’re Maj. Paul Moosman ’98. Moosman, a field biologist and mammalogist, is halfway through a project to create museum study skins representing all 50 terrestrial mammal species commonly found in Virginia.Read More →
  • Protecting the Water and a Way of Life


    LEXINGTON, Va., April 10, 2014--Members of the VMI chapter of Engineers Without Borders spent their spring break in South Carolina working with residents of a local fishing village to help preserve their way of life via a coral reef restoration project. The reef will provide a safe place for oysters and other sea life to grow.


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  • Dominion President Among Closing Speakers at Environment Virginia

    LEXINGTON, Va., April 10, 2014 – The 600 attendees of this year’s Environment Virginia Symposium gathered for the last time this morning to hear discussion on the creation of a coherent policy that balances Virginians’ need for energy with the need for wise use of the commonwealth’s natural resources.Read More →
  • Discounted Registration Ends Tuesday for Stonewall Jackson Symposium

    LEXINGTON, Va., April 9, 2014 – Early registration – with discounted registration fee – will end Tuesday, April 15, for the biennial Stonewall Jackson Symposium. Registration, now $180, will be $200 after April 15. The symposium, which will be sponsored by the Stonewall Jackson House and take place on the Virginia Military Institute post, will feature six of the country’s foremost authorities on the Civil War and Stonewall Jackson. Dates for the event are May 23 and 24.Read More →
  • Deputy Secretary of Natural Resources Receives Erchul Environmental Leadership Award

    LEXINGTON, Va., April 8, 2014 – Russ Baxter, Virginia Deputy Secretary of Natural Resources for the Chesapeake Bay, has been awarded the 2014 Erchul Environmental Leadership Award at the annual Environment Virginia Symposium.  The award recognizes a Virginian who has made significant individual efforts to better the environment. Nominees are judged on vision, expertise, commitment, integrity, communication skills, accomplishments, and diplomacy.Read More →
  • 'A Lot of Work to Do'

    LEXINGTON, Va., April 8, 2014 -- Addressing environmental concerns will allow Virginia to embrace economic growth from emerging technologies and prepare for the effects of climate change, Gov. Terry McAuliffe told 500 environmental leaders today.  McAuliffe, speaking at the opening session of the Environment Virginia Symposium at Virginia Military Institute’s Marshall Hall, called for such initiatives as wind farms in the Atlantic and preparing Coastal Virginia for rising sea levels due to a warming planet.Read More →