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Brian Jackson ’24 in military school uniform in front of autumn leaves

Cadet Hosts Talk Show

Brian Jackson ’24, a cadet majoring in English with a concentration in literary studies, philosophy, and rhetoric and writing hosts a talk show called “In the Life of a Personal Trainer” that broadcasts once a month on WDCA Fox 5 Plus, a television station in Washington, D.C.

Author Peter Shinkle with book cover

Marshall Foundation to Host Author of WWII Book

The George C. Marshall Foundation will host a lecture by author Peter Shinkle on his new book, “Uniting America: How FDR and Henry Stimson Brought Democrats and Republicans Together to Win World War II”.

Gen. Robert B. Neller, a retired four-star general who served as the 37th commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps, appeared as the H.B. Johnson, Class of 1926 Distinguished Lecture Series speaker in Cameron Hall where the entire Corps of Cadets, along with the conference participants were in attendance.-VMI Photo by H. Lockwood McLaughlin.

VMI’s Center for Leadership and Ethics Holds Annual Conference

The 13th Annual VMI Leadership and Ethics Conference was held Mon., Oct. 31, and Tues., Nov. 1. The conference focused on both the personal aspects of developing and exercising moral courage and the organizational environment set by leaders to encourage respectful, honest, and candid conversation.

Cadets participate in a CCI event, Breakfast with the Expert

Breakfast with the Expert Hosted by CCI

The Commonwealth Cyber Initiative (CCI) is sponsoring "Breakfast with the Expert," a discussion series at Virginia Military Institute that provides opportunities for cadets to learn from and interact with industry experts. It is organized by CCI fellows, Dr. Sherif Abdelhamid and Dr. Imran Ghani.

Members of the Building BRIDGES club learn about beekeeping.

Building BRIDGES Club Expands Opportunities for Cadets

Formed in 2014, the Building BRIDGES Club is spanning to new lengths as it further connects cadets, faculty, and staff with the local community through civic engagement. Recently, the service club has taken on additional objectives of sponsoring events and college debates.

Exterior photo of the Jackson House Museum with signage.

Jackson House Museum Offers New Tour

As part of its ongoing Master Guide Tour Series, the Jackson House Museum is presenting a new guided tour called “Jackson’s Maxims: Words to Live By.” This tour opened Oct. 1 and will be available to the public through Dec. 31.

2022-23 Albertine Cinémathèque film series Presented by: Department of Modern Languages and Cultures and Dean’s Academic Speakers Fund

French Films to be Shown at VMI - Public Invited to Attend

The Department of Modern Languages and Cultures and Dean’s Academic Speakers Fund present four French films as part of the 2022-23 Albertine Cinémathèque film series. Albertine Cinémathèque expands access to French cinema and supports film programming at American colleges and universities.

Lt. Col. Joseph Hagy has filled the role of director of admissions, and Lt. Col. Shannon Eskam is the new director of financial aid.

VMI Welcomes New Staff

Virginia Military Institute recently appointed new staff members to two essential positions: Lt. Col. Joseph Hagy has filled the role of director of admissions, and Lt. Col. Shannon Eskam is the new director of financial aid.

Col. Tappey H. Jones ’70, professor of chemistry

VMI Chemistry Professor Published in Preeminent Journal

Col. Tappey H. Jones ’70, professor of chemistry at Virginia Military Institute, has had his findings recently been published in Nature: Communications Biology. This article covers findings of years of research, much collaboration with colleagues, and a bit of providence.

Students participate in class activities in the STARTALK Arabic language program at VMI in 2021.

STARTALK Grant Offers Scholarships for Arabic Program

The Department of Modern Languages and Cultures has been awarded a competitive $141 thousand grant called STARTALK for the 2023-2024 academic year. The grant is directly funded by the National Security Agency (NSA) and provides scholarships for for six credit hours of Arabic for 15 students.