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  • Ambassador Crocker Candid About Challenges of Mideast

    LEXINGTON, Va., Oct. 1, 2013 – Career Ambassador Ryan Crocker, who’s been posted to six Middle Eastern and South Asian countries in the last 30 years, became the ninth recipient of VMI’s Distinguished Diplomat Award on Monday, Sept. 30.
    Crocker told a packed audience in the Gillis Theater in Marshall Hall that he was “touched and humbled” to follow in the footsteps of the award’s previous recipients.Read More →
  • Surplus Property to be Auctioned Saturday

    LEXINGTON, Va., Sept. 30, 2013 – VMI will conduct a surplus property auction open to the public on Saturday, Oct. 5, beginning at 9 a.m. at the old Kmart building in the Stonewall Square Shopping Center. A preview will be held Thursday, Oct. 3, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Items may also be viewed beginning at 7:30 a.m. the day of the sale.Read More →
  • New Cadet Club Networks with Alumni on D.C. Trip

    LEXINGTON, Va., Sept. 26, 2013 – Seven members of the ROCKS Inc., a newly formed ROTC club at VMI, took a trip to the Pentagon Sept. 20-21 to help cadets build networking relationships and explore career opportunities.Read More →
  • Professor, Cadet to Give Readings

    Public Presentation
    LEXINGTON, Va., Sept. 20, 2013 – A new VMI faculty member and a cadet will be among those reading in the Writers at Studio Eleven series. The reading will begin at 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 23, at Studio Eleven, which is located at 11 S. Jefferson Street, Lexington.Read More →
  • Research Analyzes Meaning of Bird Song

    Col. Dick Rowe, professor of biology, and Alyssa Ford ’14 worked throughout the summer to observe and analyze the behavior of tree swallows nesting at Sky Farm, Vista Links Golf Course, and area residences. Parental defense in response to pre-recorded alarm calls varied from guarding the entrance to dive-bombing the researchers.Read More →
  • BikeFundraisersummary
    LEXINGTON, Va., Sept. 20, 2013 – A quartet of VMI cadets is going for a bike ride Saturday, Oct. 5, but this won’t be a casual jaunt through the countryside. The group, Ryan Long ’15, Travis Via ’15, Keith MacDonald '14, and Schafer Wymond ’16, will be pedaling in the 102-mile Martin’s Tour of Richmond to raise money for the Semper Fi Fund.Read More →
  • Chessie Trail Bridge Closed

    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’

    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 →