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VMI English Professor Pens New Mystery with Help from Fellowship

Lt. Col. Mary “Polly” Stewart Atwell, associate professor in the Department of English, Rhetoric, and Humanistic Studies, received a highly competitive residency fellowship at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts where she devoted time working on her second and third novels.

The VMI Ethics and Debate Team: Riley Shultz ’24, Harris Burton ’23, Riley Malone ’25, James Ellison ’23, Spencer Greaney ’23, Gabriella Woodward ’24

VMI Ethics and Debate Team Places Well in Regional Competition

For the first time ever, the VMI Ethics and Debate Team finished in the top four at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl Competition. By winning 4th place, the team qualified for the 27th Annual Association for Practical and Professional Ethics Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl.

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Post Briefs, November 2022

VMI faculty members continue to be recognized and win awards for their excellence in teaching, research, and public service.

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VMI Professor Solves Artwork Mystery

Lt. Col. Catharine Ingersoll, associate professor of art history, was recently instrumental in solving a similar mystery when she was called upon to confirm the identity of two 16th century stained-glass panels discovered in storage at the Reading Public Museum (RPM) in Reading, Pennsylvania.

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Cadets in Technical Writing and Statics Courses Collaborate on Design for Humanity Projects

Through ongoing interviews and discussions, cadets in ERH 314 learned about and translated mechanical designs developed by the mechanical engineering cadets for open-source reports accessible to engineering departments at other colleges and universities.

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EHRS Professor to Publish Anscombe Essays

Dr. Duncan Richter, Professor of Philosophy in the Department of English, Rhetoric, and Humanistic Studies and Charles S. Luck III ’55 Institute Professor, recently finished essays about Elizabeth Anscombe which will be published in two books.

Lt. Col. Steven E. Knepper, associate professor in the department of English, rhetoric, and humanistic studies at VMI.-VMI Photo by Marianne Hause.

VMI Professor Publishes Philosophy and Literature Book

Lt. Col. Steven E. Knepper, associate professor in the department of English, rhetoric, and humanistic studies at Virginia Military Institute has recently published his first book titled, “Wonder Strikes: Approaching Aesthetics and Literature with William Desmond.”

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Website Shares Cadets' "Rewarding" Research

Cadets delve into the wealth of VMI archives held at Preston Library to share Cadet Life Over Time fieldwork project online.

Carson Knox ’22 explored the relationship between writing and philosophy in his senior thesis presentation: “Nostromo and Schopenhauer’s Sublime”.

VMI Cadet Researches Link between Philosophy and Literature

Where does an author get his inspiration to write a fictional novel? How does an author develop character traits and personalities? Are writers and the work they create influenced by philosophers? Carson Knox ’22 explored the relationship between writing and philosophy in his senior thesis.

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Bestselling Writer S.A. Cosby to Visit Post for Reading and Q&A

Cadets across post will have an opportunity to visit with award-winning, New York Times bestselling writer S.A. Cosby, from Southeastern Virginia. The visit was arranged by LTC Mary Stewart Atwell, an associate professor in the department of English, Rhetoric, and Humanistic Studies.

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