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  • Chessie Trail Bridge Closed

    ChessieSummary
    LEXINGTON, Va., Sept. 19. 2013 – The western-most foot bridge on the Chessie Nature Trail is closed as of today and will remain closed until further notice. The bridge closure blocks access to the trail from Jordan’s Point. Access from the popular Mill Creek entrance, located near the intersection of Old Buena Vista Road and Lincoln Road, will remain open.Read More →
  • Navy SEAL, Humanitarian to Speak

    Public Presentation
    LEXINGTON, Va., Sept. 17, 2013 – A former Navy SEAL who has devoted his post-military life to humanitarian work will speak at Virginia Military Institute on Thursday, Sept. 19. Eric Greitins, author of The Heart and the Fist: The Education of a Humanitarian, the Making of a Navy SEAL, will speak in the Gillis Theater in Marshall Hall at 7:45 p.m.Read More →
  • Security Expert to Speak at VMI

    Public Presentation
    LEXINGTON, Va., Sept. 17, 2013 – A cyber security expert and key assistant to former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld will speak at Virginia Military Institute on Thursday, Sept. 19. Dr. Steven P. Bucci has chosen as his topic, “The Importance of Moral Authority in U.S. National Security.”Read More →
  • ‘A Service Project that Teaches’

    BoliviaSummary
    LEXINGTON, Va., Sept. 17, 2013 -- More than a dozen VMI cadets experienced life on another continent when they traveled to Bolivia this summer on a trip sponsored by the Institute’s chapter of Engineers Without Borders.Read More →
  • At D-Day Memorial, 4th Class Cadets Hear from Ones ‘Whose Lives were Touched’

    BedfordSummary
    LEXINGTON, Va., Sept. 16, 2013 – Sometimes, to figure out where you are going, you have to look at where others have been.  That is one reason Virginia Military Institute bused its 4th Class cadets to the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford Sunday afternoon.Read More →
  • Leadership Center Director Leaves VMI for Washington

    RabernSummary
    LEXINGTON, Va., Sept. 13, 2013 – Retired U.S. Navy Capt. Susan Rabern was sworn in Monday as assistant secretary of the Navy for financial management and comptroller. Rabern was the first director of VMI’s Center for Leadership and Ethics, appointed in 2011 and serving until she took up her new duties this week.Read More →
  • VMI Sports Hall of Fame Weekend

    Update: Sept. 10, 2013 -- Due to exceptionally high ticket requests for the 2013 VMI Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony and banquet, tickets are not expected to be available at the door. Those who wish to attend should contact the Protocol Office at 540-464-7784 immediately.Read More →
  • U.S. News: VMI Among Top Public Liberal Arts Colleges

    Mullenrankings
    LEXINGTON, Va., Sept. 10, 2013 – Virginia Military Institute retained its standing among the best national public liberal arts colleges and in the top tier of all liberal arts colleges, private as well as public, as ranked in the latest U.S. News and World Report.  VMI was ranked fourth in the list of public liberal arts colleges, behind the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Military Academy, and the U.S. Air Force Academy.Read More →
  • Convocation Continues American ‘Pursuit of Knowledge’

    LyonsConvocationSummary
    LEXINGTON, Va., Sept. 4, 2013 – An intellectual historian addressing Virginia Military Institute’s annual convocation today said that the ability of the United States to produce science and technology pioneers such as Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, and the Wright brothers began not with the birth of any of those individuals, nor with the founding of the nation, but with a group of thinkers meeting in Philadelphia in the 1720s.Read More →
  • Dave Diles New VMI Intercollegiate Athletics Director

    Diles,DaveSummary
    LEXINGTON, Va. Sept. 4, 2013 – Dave Diles will become Virginia Military Institute's new Director of Intercollegiate Athletics, Superintendent Gen. J.H. Binford Peay III announced today. A veteran athletic administrator with more than 20 years experience, including serving as head athletics director for 11 combined years at two Division I institutions, Diles succeeds Donny White, who will be retiring in November after 15 years at the helm.Read More →