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  • 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 →
  • ‘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 →
  • VMI Army ROTC Selected for MacArthur Award

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    LEXINGTON, Va., March 4, 2014 – The Army ROTC unit at Virginia Military Institute has been named as one of eight winners of the prestigious MacArthur Award for academic year 2012-13. The awards recognize the ideals of duty, honor, and country, as advocated by MacArthur, one of only five men in modern times to rise to the rank of General of the Army.Read More →
  • Jackson House Opens for Season

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    LEXINGTON, Va., Feb. 28, 2014 – The Stonewall Jackson House will reopen for the season this Saturday, March 1, after being closed for the winter months of January and February.Read More →
  • Preparation, Clear Vision Helped Donohue Face Day of Danger

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    LEXINGTON, Va., Feb. 25, 2014 – Officer Richard “Dic” Donohue ’02 suffered severe blood loss in an early morning shootout with the alleged Boston Marathon bombers last April. With only a 2 percent chance of survival and after some 40 minutes without a pulse, he survived thanks to the quick actions of many law enforcement, emergency, and medical personnel. This afternoon he addressed the Corps of Cadets as the Corps speaker of the VMI Leadership Conference.Read More →
  • Leader in Residence Roanoke Entrepreneur Attends Conferences

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    LEXINGTON, Va., Feb. 24, 2014 – Entrepreneur, lawyer, and educator Ed Walker has been selected as the VMI Center for Leadership and Ethics’ Leader in Residence for the 2013-14 academic year. He is on post this week and is attending VMI’s Honor Summit and Leadership Conference.  He will return in March for second week-long residence.Read More →
  • Behavioral Economist’s Talk on Dishonesty Inspires Lively Discussion

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    LEXINGTON, Va., Feb. 24, 2014 – Everybody lies, sometimes. Everybody cheats, sometimes. There are ways, though, to manipulate the environment so that these evasions of the truth will happen with less frequency.  This theory of what might be called “truth management” was the topic of behavioral economist Dr. Dan Ariely’s keynote speech at the 2014 VMI Honor Summit, an event meant to follow up on last year’s honor conference at VMI’s Center for Leadership and Ethics.Read More →