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  • VMI Resolves Surplus Computer Issue

    LEXINGTON, Va., Nov. 18, 2013 – Virginia Military Institute has accounted for all computers erroneously sold with hard drives that had not been erased.Read More →
  • Dedicated Today

    LEXINGTON, Va., Nov. 11, 2013 – In a brief ceremony earlier today connecting VMI’s past in the sciences with its efforts toward further advancement in that area, Maury-Brooke Hall was rededicated after a complete renovation. The rededication took place on Founders Day, which this year marks the 174th anniversary of the Institute’s founding.Read More →
  • Turning a ‘Rat Mass’ into a ‘Rat Class’

    LEXINGTON, Va., Nov. 8, 2013 – Members of the class of 2017 will hold a stamina-testing fundraiser on Wednesday, Dec. 4, when they will gather in the courtyard of Old Barracks at 11:15 p.m. to do as many “burpee” pushups as possible in seven minutes. Funds raised will benefit the Military Warriors Support Foundation, an organization that provides housing for wounded veterans of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom.Read More →
  • Exhibit Traces History of VMI and Corps of Cadets

    LEXINGTON, Va., Nov. 5, 2013 – A new heritage exhibit at the VMI Museum traces almost 175 years of Institute history through an assembly of artifacts relating to cadet and faculty life from years gone by.

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  • VMI Reviewing Sales of Surplus Computers

    LEXINGTON, Va., Nov. 4, 2013 – Virginia Military Institute is reviewing sales records and is contacting some purchasers of computers sold at surplus auctions last month to determine if those machines contain hard drives that have not been erased.Read More →
  • Learning the Lifestyle, Self-Selecting for Success

    LEXINGTON, Va., Oct. 31, 2013 – Who wouldn’t want to go to a school that could count among its graduates a brilliant statesman, a fearless explorer, and a civil rights martyr, just to name a few?  That’s the message Col. Keith E. Gibson ’77, executive director of the museum system, spreads in a 30-minute talk on the history of VMI during open house visits for prospective cadets.Read More →
  • Trap and Skeet Shooters Mark Personal Bests

    LEXINGTON, Va., Oct. 30, 2013 -- The VMI trap and skeet team is off to a strong start this semester, with winning performances and personal bests at two meets earlier this month.Read More →
  • 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 →
  • 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 →