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The club lacrosse players pose on the north post turf field.

Club Lacrosse Vies for Championship

VMI’s club lacrosse team is vying for the National College Lacrosse League championship. The championship games will be played this weekend, May 5-6, at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.

Lt. Col. Paul Moosman ’98 shows Bela Melendez ’20 and Hunter Sargent ’18 a salamander found in Pocahontas State Park April 14.

Biology Class Treks through the Swamp

Lt. Col. Paul Moosman ’98 recently led eight cadets into the swamps of Chesterfield County to look for look for species not found in the mountains.

If It Slithers or Swims … She’ll Take It In

Lt. Col. Emily Lilly's Blue Ridge Reptile Rescue offers a safe haven for reptiles and is the only licensed nonprofit organization in the state dedicated solely to reptiles.

Cadets perform ROTC maneuvers on the Parade Ground.

VMI Board to Consider Tuition and Fees

The Virginia Military Institute Board of Visitors is expected to take action on tuition and mandatory fees for all in-state and out-of-state students at its May 5 meeting.

Col. Mike Krackow and Maj. Joyce Blandino show Jamie Foster ’20 how to lunge forward onto the force plate to measure her muscular electrical impulses in Nichols Engineering Building March 6.

Study Explores Functional Movement

Research currently underway in VMI’s biomechanics laboratory could someday be used to prevent falls among the elderly.

The VMI Pipe Band marches down 5th Avenue in New York City in 2003.

VMI Band to Lead NYC St. Patrick's Day Parade

The VMI Regimental and Pipe Band will be among the first units in New York City’s St. Patrick’s Day parade as the Grand Marshal's band on Saturday, March 17.

Ian Morris ‘19 (left) and Zach Thoele ‘19 adjust a coupling on a tanker truck during an evening shift at the South River Volunteer Fire Department.

Cadet Firefighters Give Back

More than two dozen cadets are now members of the VMI Fire Club, and 20 are volunteering at local fire stations in Lexington and Rockbridge County.

Professor of Modern Languages Maj. Abbey Carrico and Levi Harmon ’18 immerse local kids in French culture Feb 16 at the Discovery Heights Children’s Museum in Lexington.

Professors, Cadets Bring French to Local Kids

Maj. Abbey Carrico and three of her cadets recently hosted a children's introduction to French class at Lexington's Discovery Heights Children's Museum.

Dr. Michael Seidman

Antifascism Expert to Speak at VMI

Dr. Michael Seidman, a history professor at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, will speak Thursday, March 8, at 8 p.m. in the Turman Room in Preston Library.

Cadets compete in the Cyber Cup Competition during Cyber Fusion in Marshall Hall Feb. 24.—VMI Photo by H. Lockwood McLaughlin.

Cyber Fusion Explores Cybersecurity Challenges

Nearly 250 participants from colleges and universities across the state attended the second annual Cyber Fusion conference at the Center for Leadership and Ethics.

Famed Theologian to Speak in JM Hall  

Dr. Stanley Hauerwas, prominent theologian and former professor at Duke University, will give a lecture Thursday, March 1, at 8 p.m. in Jackson Memorial Hall.

A portrait of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

Tillerson to Speak at Commencement

Former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will speak at graduation exercises for the Class of 2018, to be held May 16 in Cameron Hall.

Marine Corps Command Sgt. Maj. William T. Sowers speaks to Marines with the 1st Combat Engineer Battalion at San Clemente Island, California, Dec. 9. —Department of Defense Photo by Lance Cpl. Rhita Daniel.

Corps and Institute Sergeant Major Announced

Sgt. Maj. William T. Sowers, a 30-year veteran of the Marine Corps, has been named Institute and Corps Sergeant Major and will assume his new position this fall.

A portrait of Col. James Hentz

Taps—Col. James Hentz

Col. James J. Hentz, head of the Institute's Department of International Studies and Political Science, died Feb. 17 at the age of 62.

A portrait of Lt. Col. John Hall.

George Washington Topic of Cincinnati Lecture

Lt. Col. John W. Hall, an early American historian who currently serves as historian for the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will speak Feb. 15 at 8 p.m. in Gillis Theater in Marshall Hall.

Rex Miller, left, and Sgt. Beth Hunt share a moment after their surgeries.

Donating a Liver, Extending a Life

Beth Hunt, an investigator with the VMI Police Department, recently donated half of her liver. For Hunt, a native of Amherst who’s worked at VMI for six years, it was the fulfillment of a childhood dream.

The architectural rendering features the future addition to the Corps Physical Training Facility which will house a pool.—Photo courtesy of Institute Planning.

Master Plan Highlights Institute Priorities

At its January meeting, the Board of Visitors approved the Post Facilities Master Plan, which guides the Institute in its decisions about facilities and building maintenance.

The VMI Corps of Cadets marches past the State Capitol Building in Richmond during the inaugural parade of Ralph Northam '81.

Inaugural Parade ‘Extra Special’

The VMI Corps of Cadets marched through the streets of Richmond Saturday, Jan. 13, as part of the inaugural parade for Gov. Ralph Northam ’81.

Gen. John Jumper attends the Institute Society Dinner.

VMI to Present New Market Medal

Retired Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. John P. Jumper ’66 will be recognized May 15 for a lifetime of public service that reflects the values of the Institute.

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.