Cindy Bither
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News and Features

  • Behavioral Economist’s Talk on Dishonesty Inspires Lively Discussion

    ArielyKeynoteSummary
    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 →
  • Cadets Put a Face on VMI

    LegislativeVisitSummary
    LEXINGTON, Va., Feb. 21, 2014 – Approximately 30 cadets helped to put a face on higher education in Virginia on Feb. 18, when they traveled to Richmond to meet with their legislators in the General Assembly.Read More →
  • ‘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

    announcement
    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

    Symposiumsummary
    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 →