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  • High School Scientists Compete in Science Fair at VMI

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    LEXINGTON, Va., April1, 2014 – More than 250 high school scientists from 78 schools across the commonwealth competed at the 2014 Virginia State Science and Engineering Fair at VMI’s Cameron Hall last Saturday.Read More →
  • Cadets Visit Europe to Study Politics of Allied Leadership

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    LEXINGTON, Va., March 31, 2014 – Five cadets representing all four of VMI’s ROTC units spent nine days during last month’s spring furlough in Europe studying allied military leadership. Maj. John Matsui, assistant professor of history, led the group on an Olmsted Foundation short-term cultural immersion program to investigate allied cooperation and conflict from 1815 to 2015.Read More →
  • VMI to Present New Market Medal

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    LEXINGTON, Va., March 26, 2014 –Virginia Military Institute’s Board of Visitors will present its highest honor, the New Market Medal, to Bruce C. Gottwald, VMI Class of 1954, on Thursday, May 15. The presentation will take place during the annual New Market Parade ceremony that this year commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Battle of New Market. Mr. Gottwald is currently chairman of NewMarket Corp., the parent company of Afton Chemical and Ethyl Corp.Read More →
  • Summer Research Projects Announced

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    LEXINGTON, Va., March 21, 2014 – Virginia Military Institute has announced its cadet-faculty mentor pairs for the 2014 session of the Summer Undergraduate Research Institute, to be conducted under the auspices of the VMI Center for Undergraduate Research.Read More →
  • VMI Briefs Council on Upcoming Construction

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    LEXINGTON, Va., March 18, 2014 – VMI officials briefed members of Lexington City Council and Lexington Mayor Mimi Elrod on upcoming construction in a meeting last night in VMI’s Marshall Hall. The discussion focused on the two-phase Corps Physical Training Facilities project, set to begin this summer along Main Street near Cameron Hall and the Diamond Street intersection.Read More →
  • Search On for Descendants of Civil War Battle Veterans

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    NEW MARKET, Va., March 12, 2014 – With the 150th anniversary of the Civil War Battle of New Market just two months away, efforts are increasing to locate descendants of the Virginia Military Institute cadets who fought at New Market on May 15, 1864. An effort is currently under way to track down descendants, with the goal of inviting as many of them as possible to the 150th anniversary re-enactment, to be held May 16-18 at New Market Battlefield State Historical Park.Read More →
  • ‘Some Beach’ Wins Cadet Outdoor Writing Mention

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    LEXINGTON, Va., March 7, 2014 – VMI Cadet Michael Gates recently received an honorable mention in the Virginia Outdoor Writers Association’s collegiate writing contest.Read More →
  • Joint Chiefs Chairman to Speak at VMI Graduation

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    LEXINGTON, Va., March 6, 2014 – General Martin E. Dempsey, 18th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, is scheduled to speak at the commencement exercise for Virginia Military Institute’s Class of 2014, to be held Friday, May 16, at 11 a.m. in Cameron Hall on the VMI post. Approximately 315 cadets are expected to receive degrees that day, with about half of the graduates commissioning in the Armed Forces.Read More →
  • Club Soars, with New Funds and New Vision

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    LEXINGTON, Va., March 6, 2014 – Cadets are taking to the skies through the Air Force ROTC Flight Incentive Program and VMI’s Soaring Club. Together, these flight programs are helping cadets prepare for flying careers.Read More →
  • Cadets Attend Naval Leadership Conference

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    LEXINGTON, Va., March 4, 2014 – When more than 100 Naval ROTC midshipmen from across the country converged in South Bend, Ind., the weekend of Feb. 21, two VMI cadets were among those taking part in the 19th annual Notre Dame Naval Leadership Weekend. Built around the theme “Military Leadership and Contemporary Issues,” the weekend provided Cadet Benjamin Field ’15 and Cadet Kelly Mackenzie ’15 the opportunity to interact with peers from around the country as well as to hear from an array of naval leaders.Read More →