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  • ‘Never Lose Faith in the United States’

    TownleyTalkSummary
    LEXINGTON, Va., Feb. 21, 2014 –The“Alcatraz Eleven” – the most influential and subversive American POWs in North Vietnam during the Vietnam War –  and the families who fought for them back home, were the topic of a talk last night by Alvin Townley, author of Defiant: The POWs Who Endured Vietnam’s Most Infamous Prison, The Women Who Fought for Them, and the One Who Never Returned.Read More →
  • At VMI, Cantor Argues for Interventionist Foreign Policy

    CantorSummary
    LEXINGTON, Va., Feb. 17, 2014 – House Majority Leader Eric Cantor delivered a sharp call for stronger, more interventionist American foreign policy in a speech delivered at Virginia Military Institute earlier today. Cantor, a Republican who has represented Virginia’s 7th Congressional District in the House of Representatives since 2001, entitled his remarks, “An America that Leads.”Read More →
  • VMI Appoints New Dean

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    LEXINGTON, Va., Feb. 10, 2014 – Brig. Gen. Jeffrey G. Smith Jr. has been selected for appointment as Dean of the Faculty and Deputy Superintendent for Academics at Virginia Military Institute. Smith will take up the position after Brig. Gen. Wane Schneiter steps down May 31 to return to the teaching faculty in the VMI Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.Read More →
  • Community Electronics Collection Featured in RecycleMania Effort

    RecycleManiaSummary
    LEXINGTON, Va., Feb. 6, 2014 – Members of the VMI community and Rockbridge area residents will have the opportunity to recycle unwanted electronic devices on Saturday, March 1. The collection of electronics supports the Institute’s participation in RecylceMania.Read More →
  • French Professor to Speak on Translating

    KellySummary
    LEXINGTON, Va., Feb. 4, 2014 – A French professor and translator will speak at VMI on Thursday, Feb. 6, as part of the Life After Language series sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures.Read More →
  • New Director Named for Center for Leadership and Ethics

    GraySummary
    LEXINGTON, Va., Jan. 31, 2014 – Retired Army Col. David R. Gray has been named director of VMI’s Center of Leadership and Ethics and will report for duty in August.Read More →
  • Registration Open for Symposium on Stonewall Jackson

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    LEXINGTON, Va., Jan. 31, 2014 – Registration is now open for the the biennial Stonewall Jackson Symposium, which will be returning to Lexington, Va., May 23 and 24.Read More →
  • VMI Names New Director of Assessment

    Rakes,LeeSummary
    LEXINGTON, Va., Jan. 29, 2014 – Lt. Col. Lee Rakes has been named director of Institute assessment and evaluation in the Office of Assessment and Institutional Research at Virginia Military Institute. Rakes began his duties on Jan. 10. Rakes succeeds Col. Elizabeth Sechler, who retired on Dec. 31, 2013.Read More →
  • Army ROTC Commander to Become VMI Commandant

    WanovichSummary
    LEXINGTON, Va., Jan. 28, 2014 – U.S. Army Col. William J. Wanovich ’87, commander of VMI’s Army ROTC unit since 2010, has been appointed commandant of the VMI Corps of Cadets. He will take up his duties this summer, following the retirement of Col. Thomas Trumps ’79. Trumps has been commandant since March 2007.Read More →
  • Cadets March in Virginia Governor’s Inauguration Parade

    GovInaugSummary
    LEXINGTON, Va., Jan. 12, 2014 – Almost 300 Virginia Military Institute cadets returned early from their Christmas furlough to march in the parade honoring Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, who was inaugurated yesterday as the Commonwealth’s 72nd governor.Read More →