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Page of Manuscript of “ Myrrour of the blessed lyf of Jesu Christ” circa 1475

Cadets get opportunity for learning hands-on about early technologies and techniques for making paper

MAJ Kimberly Anderson, Visiting Assistant Professor in ERHS, will bring together groups of cadets, faculty, and staff to make their own handmade paper using the techniques of medieval scribes and Renaissance paper-makers.

Jack McCown '24 and family of alumni from Fall 2021

Photo from Alumni Reunion Reflects Family Legacy

Every picture tells a story, and this picture from an alumni reunion this fall depicts the VMI legacy of the McCown family. Originally from Lexington, Virginia, members of the McCown family have attended VMI since the 1920s.

Post Briefs VMI overlay on fall foliage on post

Post Briefs, November 2021

Members of VMI's distinguished faculty have been hard at work not only on post, but also in the larger realm of academia, publishing essays, poetry, and cartoons.

Christina Skaggs ’22

Cadet Selected for Highly Competitive U.S. Navy Service Assignment

Christina Skaggs ’22, an English major from Manassas, Virginia, is one of less than 10 Class of ’22 Naval ROTC midshipmen across the nation selected to serve as a Surface Warfare Information Professional Officer (SWO-IP).

Lt. Col. Pennie Ticen to speak on With Good Reason

VMI English Professor to Speak on ‘With Good Reason’

Lt. Col. Pennie Ticen, associate professor of English at Virginia Military Institute, will discuss the sometimes controversial British-American author Salman Rushdie on public radio’s With Good Reason Sept. 4-10, in an episode titled “Reading and Writing Ourselves.”

VMI Professor to Speak on ‘With Good Reason’

Lt. Col. Julie Phillips Brown, associate professor of English and fine arts at Virginia Military Institute, will be featured on public radio’s With Good Reason Dec. 12-18, in an episode titled “Writing Through.”

Photo of Don Wilkinson

TAPS—Donald Wilkinson

Donald “Donny” M. Wilkinson, VMI Class of 1961, who served the Institute loyally after graduation, passed away on April 13 at the age of 82.

Kirk Ring ’21 and Grace McDonald ’21 are shown addressing students in a classroom.

‘An Engaging and Exciting Middle Ground’: English Fieldwork Partners Cadets with Student Writers

Grace McDonald ’21 and Kirk Ring ’21 are making weekly trips to Rockbridge County High School, where they assist Annie Knepper, chair of the RCHS English department, with marketing, publicity, and tutoring support at the school’s fledgling writing center. Their work at RCHS fulfills the fieldwork re

Maj. Steve Knepper and Maddy Moger '20 discuss her research on fairy tales.—VMI Photo by Mary Price.

What Wicked Stepmother?

Maddy Moger '20's summer research project has involved a deeper look at the "whys" of classic fairy tales, using a psychoanalytic approach.

'A Soldier and a Global Citizen’

Annika Tice ’19, the first VMI cadet since 2001 to receive a Fulbright award, will use the opportunity to teach English in the Ivory Coast.

VMI: Forging 21st Century Leaders