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News and Features

  • Learning the Lifestyle, Self-Selecting for Success

    GibsonSpeechSummary
    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

    TrapSkeetSummary
    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

    DecGraduationSummary
    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 →
  • U.S. News: VMI Among Top Public Liberal Arts Colleges

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    LEXINGTON, Va., Sept. 10, 2013 – Virginia Military Institute retained its standing among the best national public liberal arts colleges and in the top tier of all liberal arts colleges, private as well as public, as ranked in the latest U.S. News and World Report.  VMI was ranked fourth in the list of public liberal arts colleges, behind the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Military Academy, and the U.S. Air Force Academy.Read More →
  • Summer Research

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    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

    LynVectorSummary
    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

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    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

    ByrdSummary
    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

    LaserLabSummary
    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 →