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Maj. Sherri Tombarge
Assistant Director
News and Editorial Services
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Lexington, VA 24450

News and Features

  • Jackson House Volunteers Honored

    SJHAwardsSummary
    LEXINGTON, Va., July 3, 2014 – Stonewall Jackson House volunteers and staff were honored at a reception at McKethan Park June 10. Among those recognized were Sherwin Dillard, who was honored for serving the most hours, 311, by a single volunteer in 2013. Honored for contributing the most hours during her overall tenure at the Stonewall Jackson House was Dolores Ryan, who has served 8,000.Read More →
  • Work to Close Maiden Lane

    MaidenLaneSummary
    LEXINGTON, Va., July 3, 2014 – Portions of Maiden Lane will be closed next week as contractors working on the Corps Physical Training Facilities project begin installing conduit for underground utilities. Maiden Lane runs between Letcher Avenue and Main Street beside the office of the VMI Police, and provides access to the South Institute Hill parking lot.Read More →
  • VMI Major League Baseball Drafts Start Out Strong

    BaseballDraftsSummary
    LEXINGTON, Va., June 27, 2014 – It’s every Little Leaguers dream: to someday take all of that hard work on the baseball field and transfer it to the major leagues. A pair of VMI players is one step closer to realizing that dream. Connor Bach ’14 and Reed Garrett ’15 both were recently selected in the Major League Baseball Amateur Draft, Bach going in the 21st round to the Washington Nationals and Garrett selected in the 16th round by the Texas Rangers.Read More →
  • 2013-14 a Busy Year for Physics Society

    PhysicsSummary
    LEXINGTON, Va., June 20, 2014 – The VMI chapter of the Society of Physics Students had an active 2013-14 academic year.  Among the group’s activities were visits to the Udvar-Hazy National Air and Space Museum in Chantilly, Va., and the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Dahlgren, Va.Read More →
  • VMI Community Theatre Presents 'Heart of the West'

    HeartWestSummary
    LEXINGTON, Va., June 19, 2014 – The VMI Community Theatre will present “Heart of the West,” a show featuring timeless tales of the old American West, as seen through the works of Mark Twain, O. Henry, Stephen Crane, Eugene Field, and other American authors, as well as traditional toe-tapping western and folksongs.Read More →
  • Registration Open for VMI Reagan Conference

    announcement
    LEXINGTON, Va., June 17, 2014 – Registration opens today for “The Enduring Legacy: Leadership and National Security Affairs during the Ronald Reagan Era.” To be held Nov. 2-4, the conference is sponsored by VMI’s John A. Adams ’71 Center for Military History & Strategic Analysis and Center for Leadership and Ethics.Read More →
  • Civil War Armor Displayed for First Time in Decades

    BodyArmorSummary
    LEXINGTON, Va., June 12, 2014 – Visitors to the Virginia Museum of the Civil War at the New Market Battlefield State Historical Park now have a chance to see an object so rare that only a few others like it are known to exist in museums - a piece of Civil War body armor.  The steel armor, which protected only the wearer’s torso, was cut off the body of a dead Union soldier at the Battle of Port Republic, near Harrisonburg, on June 9, 1862, by Capt. Joseph Carpenter, VMI class of 1856.Read More →
  • Thinking Like Scientists

    SoybeansSummary
    LEXINGTON, Va., June 6, 2014 – A new course in the VMI biology department, Ecological Biochemistry, is structured around conducting graduate-level scientific inquiry and transformed a class of students into a research team during spring semester.Read More →
  • Renovation of Cormack Hall to Begin Monday

    CormackSummary
    LEXINGTON, Va., June 5, 2014 – Site preparation for the Corps Physical Training Facilities Phase II renovation of Cormack Hall is under way.Read More →
  • Three Appointed to VMI Board

    announcement
    LEXINGTON, Va., June 3, 2014 – Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Monday the appointment of three new members to Virginia Military Institute’s Board of Visitors. A fourth was re-appointed for a second four-year term. All will begin their new terms July 1.Read More →