In the News

Stephanie Hodde writes on the white board.

Three Generations Look Back at Their Formative Years

The English, rhetoric, and humanistic studies 411 fieldwork class, taught by Maj. Stephanie Hodde, is taking a more creative approach to service learning by hosting the Rockbridge Community Memoir Project.

A portrait of Liza Mundy

"Code Girls" Author to Speak at VMI

Journalist and author Liza Mundy will be giving a lecture at VMI about the women on the home front who played a key role in World War II.

An architectural rendering of the new South River Bridge

Improvements Slated for the Chessie

A long-awaited bridge on the Chessie Nature Trail may be a reality as early as 2019. In the meantime, VMI is improving parking and cadets are engaged in projects to support trail events and develop interpretive signage.

Conquest Visiting Chair Claudia Smigrod shows cadets Angelique Barlow ’17 and Albert Wu ’17 how to print a positive image from a negative using an enlarger in the Preston Library darkroom. – Photo courtesy of Albert Wu ’17.

Cadets Learn to 'See in Different Ways'

Two new photography courses being taught in the ERHS department this spring are exposing cadets to one of the youngest of the visual arts.

Kerisha Goode ’18 and Greg Henderson ’17 take photos to document 2016 Chessie Trail Half Marathon and 5K. – Photo courtesy of Maj. Stephanie Hodde.

Linking the Classroom with the Chessie

An English major’s life has traditionally been spent indoors, but last fall seven cadets majoring in English, rhetoric, and humanistic studies found themselves most decidedly outdoors as they undertook a field work project centered on the Chessie Trail.

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.

VMI: Forging 21st Century Leaders