2015-2016

Gov. Terry McAuliffe at podium

Governor Supports Conservation, Renewable Energy

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe opened his keynote address at Virginia Military Institute’s 27th annual Environment Virginia Symposium this morning with a broad commitment to conservation of Virginia’s natural resources and acknowledgment of the economic necessity of developing renewable energy.

Cadets shoveling dirt

Non-Commissioning Cadets Volunteer during Spring FTX

More than 500 non-commissioning cadets from the Virginia Military Institute participated in community service activities during their Spring Field Training Exercises April 1-5. Nearly half worked in the Rockbridge community with non-profit organizations.

Flint Researcher Receives Erchul Environmental Award

Marc A. Edwards, professor of civil and environmental engineering at Virginia Tech, received the 2016 Captain Ron Erchul Environmental Leadership Award April 7 during the 2016 Environment Virginia Symposium. T

Cadet speaking

Honor Societies Induct New Members

A number of Virginia Military Institute cadets were inducted into academic honor societies, and 21 cadets gave honors thesis presentations, during VMI Honors Week in mid-April.

Cadets working on translations

Service Translation Class Offers Skills and Insight

Cadets in Col. Mary Ann Dellinger’s service translation class are engaging in real-world Spanish translation projects

Participants enjoy an activity.

Fall STEM Conference to Focus on Math

Registration is open and proposals are being accepted for the fifth STEM education conference, to take place Oct. 4-5, themed "Math: The Roots of STEM."

Members of VMI's club boxing team display their championship belts.

Boxing Team Takes Third at Nationals

Three members of the VMI Boxing Club won individual titles, four earned all-America honors, and VMI placed third as a team at the USIBA National Tournament.

Crew lifts cannon tube from carriage

Cadet Battery to Be Restored

Visitors to the VMI post in coming weeks will notice the absence of four artifacts of VMI history. The cadet battery has been removed from the Parade Ground for restoration.

Maj. Brent Hierman and Sam Moffatt '18 talking

Cadet Scrutinizes Arab Scrutiny of U.S. Elections

A cadet summer research project is revealing a side of U.S. presidential election coverage seldom seen in the United States – the Arab media’s perspective.

Members of the Class of 1966 present their reunion gift.

Class of ’66 Shatters 50th Reunion Fundraising Record

On April 23, the Class of 1966 presented the Institute with the proceeds of its 50th Reunion Campaign: a record-setting $40,000,019.66.

Dr. Aryeh Weiss. Anthony Tran '17, and Lt. Col. Anne Alerding look at an image of a soybean stem.

Coding Botany

A visiting Israeli engineering professor helps a VMI professor and cadet develop a new method to use computer imaging in research on soybean productivity.

The cast of Heroes and Hustlers rehearses.

Community Theatre Presents Local History Play

The VMI Community Theatre will present "Heroes, Hustlers, Schemers & Scamps: Curious Characters from Rockbridge County History" June 22-25.

Professor and two cadets in lab

Energy from Carbon Dioxide?

Chemistry assistant professor Maj. Dan Harrison '05 and two cadets research ways to make fuel from carbon dioxide in Summer Undergraduate Research Institute project.

Maj. John David and Christian Helms looking at papers

Football Metrics: Playing to Learn

One cadet's summer research project uses simulations executed on a video game to determine the value of positions on the football field.

VMI barracks and Parade Ground

Governor Appoints Board of Visitors Members

Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced today the appointment of three new members of the Virginia Military Institute Board of Visitors and the reappointment of a current board member.

Portrait of cadet

Grand Rapids Student Selected for Study-Abroad Scholarship

Nathaniel Millard, a member of the Class of 2018, was selected to receive a 2016 National Security Education Program David L. Boren Scholarship.

An architect's rendering of the pedestrian bridge leading to the Indoor Training Facility.

Pedestrian Bridge Construction to Require Lane Closures

Construction of a pedestrian bridge from the South Institute Hill parking lot to the Indoor Training Facility under construction at Main and Diamond streets will begin May 17.

Sam Hudson '17 shows a flash card to a research subject.

Project Explores How Exercise Affects Self-Control

Summer Undergraduate Research Institute project looks at how physical exertion affects self-control.

Cadets participate in a math modeling competition.

VMI Applied Math Department Among Top in Nation

VMI’s Department of Applied Mathematics was named the No. 8 such department in the nation in a listing published on the "USA Today" website yesterday.

Rear Adm. Charles Smith in his Navy uniform

VMI Appoints Deputy Superintendent for FAS

Rear Adm. Charles E. Smith ’79 has been named deputy superintendent for finance, administration, and support, to succeed Brig. Gen. Robert L. “Bob” Green ’67, who will retire after the fall 2016 semester.

A view of the VMI Barracks.

VMI Board of Visitors Sets Tuition and Fees

The VMI Board of Visitors approved tuition and fee increases for the next academic year at its meeting on April 30.

VMI barracks and Parade Ground

VMI Ranked Eighth Among Liberal Arts Colleges

Virginia Military Institute is ranked eighth among liberal arts colleges, 20th among public colleges and universities, and 42nd among public and private colleges and universities nationwide in "Money" magazine’s annual college rankings, released today.

Sarah Lemon and Maj. Julie Brown reading.

‘A Big Conversation’

Cadet analyzes layers and layers of texts and edits in a summer undergraduate research project on the work of the 19th-century poet Emily Dickinson.

A cadet waves his diploma in the air as he crosses the stage.

‘Rely on Your Own Constitution’

More than 300 members of the Virginia Military Institute Class of 2016 received degrees in a commencement exercise held earlier today in Cameron Hall.

Cadets entering the U.S. Marine Corps stand to take the oath.

‘Stay Grounded by Staying Humble’

Nearly 150 cadets commissioned into the armed services at VMI's Joint Commissioning Ceremony May 15.

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.