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  • Commissioning, Graduation to Take Place Dec. 17, 18

    LEXINGTON, Va., Oct. 11, 2013 – Candidates for December graduation from VMI will receive their degrees in a ceremony at Jackson Memorial Hall on Wednesday, Dec. 18, at 11 a.m. The guest speaker will be Brig. Gen. R. Wane Schneiter, deputy superintendent for academics and dean of the faculty. Tickets are not required.Read More →
  • VMI Professor on 'With Good Reason'

    LEXINGTON, Va., Aug. 23, 2013 – VMI adjunct economics and business professor Dr. Bruce Mac Donald will talk about the roots of branding in medieval England this week on Public Radio’s "With Good Reason."  In the show, “Then and Now,” MacDonald will talk about how William the Conqueror combined the crest of the defeated Harold with his own begin a custom of branding that continues in today’s business world.Read More →
  • VMI Aquathletes Advance to World Championships

    LEXINGTON, Va., Aug. 22, 2013 -- After a summer of intense training and racing, Maj. Jenny deHart, physical plant sustainability coordinator, and Maj. Pieter deHart, assistant professor of biology, will travel to London to compete in the Aquathlon World Championships Sept. 11.Read More →
  • Record Number of Female Cadets Matriculate

    LEXINGTON, Va., Aug. 17, 2013 – More than 500 members of the class of 2017, including a record number of women, matriculated at Virginia Military Institute on a cool but drier than expected Saturday.  When the Old Corps returns on Aug. 25, VMI is expected to have its largest cadet population ever, with approximately 1,729 men and women.Read More →
  • Summer Research

    Engineering Labs summary
    LEXINGTON, Va., Aug. 12, 2013 – The new head of the VMI Center for Undergraduate Research – VCUR – says that this summer was definitely a season of success for the Summer Undergraduate Research Institute and related programs. This is approximately the 13th year for SURI, which allows cadets to do independent research over the summer months under the guidance of a faculty mentor.Read More →
  • From Hours to Minutes

    LEXINGTON, Va., Aug.7, 2013 – A Waynesboro, Va., nonprofit organization that provides supported employment for adults with disabilities has had its record-keeping and accounting processes sped up dramatically thanks to the efforts of Cadet Alex Lin ’15. Lin, an applied mathematics major, is one of six cadets participating in VMI’s Applied and Industrial Mathematics program this summer.Read More →
  • VMI Sports Hall of Fame Weekend

    LEXINGTON, Va., July 31, 2013 – The 2013 VMI Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony and banquet will take place on Friday, Sept. 13, in Marshall Hall. Cocktails will begin at 6 p.m., with the program following at 7. Tickets are now on sale for the ceremony and banquet, which are open to the public.Read More →
  • TAPS – Sen. Harry F. Byrd Jr. ’35

    LEXINGTON, Va., July 31 2013 — Former U.S. Senator Harry F. Byrd Jr., alumnus of the VMI Class of 1935 and longtime VMI supporter, died July 30 at the age of 98, according to the Winchester Star.Read More →
  • How Much Stress Can a Flagpole Take?

    Flag Pole Stress Summary

    Lexington, Va., July 29, 2013 – A Summer Undergraduate Research Institute project currently under way at VMI has as its ultimate goal giving the Institute more information about two of its oldest and tallest assets: the flagpoles in front of barracks. Read More →
  • Tracking Movement to the Microsecond

    LEXINGTON, Va., July 29, 2013 – A laser lab located in Nichols Engineering Building is opening up new avenues of research while promoting interdisciplinary cooperation.  Assistant professor of mechanical engineering Maj. Ryan Taylor ’04 and associate professor of physics Lt. Col. Merce Brooke ’94 brought their expertise together to make the lab a reality. Read More →