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Col. Spencer Bakich With Good Reason promotional photo

Bakich Part of With Good Reason Segment

Col. Spencer Bakich, professor of international studies at Virginia Military Institute and the director of the national security minor, will discuss U.S. and China tensions on the public radio program With Good Reason.

Portrait of Maj. LaRocca with VMI and With Good Reason Logos

LaRocca Part of With Good Reason Segment

Maj. Michael LaRocca, assistant professor of psychology at Virginia Military Institute, will discuss transformational leaders who have inspired and driven change on the public radio program With Good Reason Sept. 10-16.

Todd Lee Goen, new director and senior international officer in the office of global education

VMI Global Education Director Attains Award

Todd Lee Goen, new director and senior international officer in the office of global education (formerly known as international programs) at Virginia Military Institute, recently won the coveted Lily von Klemperer Award bestowed by NAFSA: Association of International Educators.

Dr. Duncan Richter

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.

Col. Woodson “Woody” A. Sadler Jr. '66 and wife Lori, during a wheelchair distribution in Ancon, Peru during spring furlough.—Photo by Woody” Sadler

VMI Professor Heads Wheelchair Project

Col. Woodson “Woody” A. Sadler, Jr. '66, VMI adjunct professor of civil & environmental engineering, spent this year's spring furlough giving the “gift of mobility” in Peru.

Portrait of S.A. Cobsy over photo of Marshall Hall at night

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.

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.

Maj. Jonathan Jones, assistant professor of history receiving award.

Assistant Professor of History Receives Award for Dissertation

Maj. Jonathan Jones, assistant professor of history, recently received two awards for his dissertation, "Opium Slavery: Veterans and Addiction in the American Civil War Era.”

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.

Col. Matt Swenty answers a question from Braden Kerr ’23 in Swenty’s civil engineering lab.—VMI Photo by Mary Price.

CE Labs Show Breadth of Engineering

This academic year, 2nd Class cadets majoring in civil and environmental engineering (CEE) are the first to experience lab classes purposely designed to teach engineering as it’s encountered in the real world and make better use of the academic day.

VMI: Forging 21st Century Leaders