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A view of the Chessie Trail

‘It’s a Big Deal’

Staff of VMI’s Physical Plant have been working hard to get the Chessie Trail in perfect condition in advance of the 2016 Chessie Trail Half Marathon and 5K Oct. 15.

Sgt. 1st Class Carmelo Echevarria gives instructions before the night ambush begins.

Night Ambush

Cadets try out patrol and ambush tactics taught by the commandant’s staff, complementing training provided by the ROTC units.

The cover of the Quality Enhancement Plan shows cadets marching across the Parade Ground.

Math That Matters

Math that Matters: Math for the Modern World, the title of VMI’s proposed Quality Enhancement Plan, aims to introduce cadets majoring in the humanities and other programs to mathematical thinking.

Image of Tim Chartier at podium

‘Making the Magical Logical’

Tim Chartier, professor of mathematics and computer science at Davidson College, addressed the approximately 300 participants in “Math: The Roots of STEM,” this year’s STEM education conference.

Col. Mike Krakow instructs his karate class.

New Karate Class

Physical education elective offers the chance to learn self-defense moves and boost fitness.

The ‘Transformative Power’ of Math and Science

Keynote speaker Christine McKinley opened the fifth annual STEM Education Conference this morning, telling the story of how the study of engineering and science changed her life.

Former White House Chief of Staff to Receive Byrd Award

Former White House Chief of Staff James A. Baker III will receive the Harry F. Byrd Jr. ’35 Public Service Award Nov. 2 at 11 a.m. in Cameron Hall. Baker, 86, carries the distinction of having served in the administrations of three U.S. presidents.

A cadet holds a cell phone displaying the Reach Out app.

App Dispenses Important Information

The Reach Out app is meant to assist victims of sexual misconduct by enabling them to access help from their phones.

A large crowd cheers on the Keydets during a home football game.

Toward a Safer Game Day

VMI's Emergency Operations Center is ready to swing into action if needed at each home football game.

Maj. Amy Givler assists two cadets with a Wikisticks activity.

Math Major Numbers Up

The numbers don't lie. Over the past 10 years, the Department of Applied Mathematics has seen a surge in cadet interest.