Academics

Two cadets pause with VMI's dean at the Shepherd Symposium.

Shepherd Interns Engage in Service

Two VMI cadets—Caroline Wojtas ’19 and Seth Shank ’18—spent the summer gaining experience outside the classroom with organizations focused on alleviating poverty.

An image of Col. Jim Hentz seated in his office.

Hentz to Speak on With Good Reason

Col. Jim Hentz, professor of international studies at Virginia Military Institute, will speak on the public radio program With Good Reason the week of July 22-28.

A professor and cadet work in the chemistry lab.

Money Magazine Ranks VMI Highly

Virginia Military Institute ranked 24th among public colleges across the country in Money Magazine’s annual college rankings that were released today.

VMI Professor Amy Givler teaches a mathematics class

VMI Accreditation Reaffirmed

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools – Commission on Colleges has reaffirmed VMI’s accreditation for the next 10 years.

A photo from the Parade Ground showing barracks in fog.

VMI Ranks First in State for ROI

Virginia Military Institute ranked 33rd out of nearly 1,400 colleges and universities across the country in Payscale’s annual College Return on Investment Report.

Cadets walk to class

VMI Ranked Among Top Public Colleges

Virginia Military Institute is ranked 45th out of nearly 500 four-year public colleges and universities nationwide in a report released this week by Business First magazine.

A headshot of Dr. Ron Petitte.

Professor to Speak on Human Trafficking

Dr. Ron Petitte ’65 will present the talk, “Countering Human Trafficking,” on Thursday, March 30, at 7:45 p.m. in the Turman Room of Preston Library.

A photograph of Eliot Cohen.

Cohen to Speak on Military Strategy

Eliot Cohen, a Johns Hopkins University professor who has served as counselor of the U.S. Department of State will speak tonight in Marshall Hall’s Gillis Theater.

A headshot of Christopher Fettweis

Political Science Professor to Speak on Unipolarity

Dr. Christopher J. Fettweis, associate professor in the Department of Political Science at Tulane University, will speak March 8 at 7:45 p.m.

A portrait of Thomas Watjen '76

Tom Watjen '76 to Speak on Leadership

Thomas Watjen, VMI Class of 1976, will present a lecture, “Leadership in a Dynamic and Changing World,” in Virginia Military Institute’s Gillis Theater at 11:15 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 20.

Richard Dow '18 crosses the stage today in the graduation ceremony held in Jackson Memorial Hall. Visit flickr.com/vmiphotos to see more images from December graduation. – VMI Photo by H. Lockwood McLaughlin.

41 Cross the Stage in Jackson Memorial Hall 

Among the 41 cadets to graduate today was Richard Dow '18, who received the Marine Corps Commandant’s Trophy as the top-ranked officer candidate in his class.

The VMI Regimental Band and Pipe Band march in the Rose Parade Jan. 1, 2016. – Photo courtesy of Col. Ned Riester.

Brodie To Be Heard on Public Radio

Col. John Brodie, director of the VMI Regimental Band and Pipe Band, will be heard on the public radio show With Good Reason from Dec. 24 to 30.

Image of Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster speaking

Strategy Essential in Post-Cold War Geopolitics

Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster spoke at VMI about the importance of strategy in the training of future military leaders on the second day of VMI's Leadership and Ethics Conference.

Col. Greg Topasna talks astronomy with science fair participants.

‘Everybody Can Be a Scientist’

VMI professors were among those offering hands-on activities for the estimated 400 young people attending Sunday's Science Fest and Maker Faire in downtown Lexington.

Cadets walk from barracks to class at VMI.

VMI Ranks High in U.S. News

VMI ranked third in the "Great Schools, Great Price" category and fourth among public liberal arts colleges in rankings released today.

Cadets and faculty listen to Robert Kaplan

‘Reading History, Reading Geography’

Robert D. Kaplan surveyed the current geopolitical landscape, detailing the ways that geography and history help define the fate of nations, in today's academic convocation.

Cadets perform ROTC maneuvers on the Parade Ground.

VMI Ranked for Social Good

Virginia Military Institute is ranked 51st among national liberal arts colleges, and number one within that category for ROTC participation, in rankings released this week by Washington Monthly magazine.

Basim Khan and another hiker on the Appalachian Trail.

Honors Cadet in Parks Program

Basim Khan '18 spent part of the summer on the Appalachian Trail with Partners in the Parks.

Portrait of Robert Kaplan

Global Affairs Expert at Convocation

Robert D. Kaplan will speak on the current geopolitical climate Wednesday, Sept. 7, in Cameron Hall.

Professor teaching class

‘We’re Still Rolling’

The real reasons cadets enroll in VMI’s two summer sessions are complex and varied – to get ahead so they can lighten their load during the academic year or so they can study abroad or double major.