News

Col. Greg Topasna shows off the new solar telescope dome installed atop Maury-Brooke Hall.

Telescope Offers a New View of the Sun

This fall, astronomy cadets will have a new tool to aid in their studies—a remotely controlled solar telescope just installed on the roof of Maury-Brooke Hall.

Miyah Boyd pauses with her robot on the porch of Moody Hall.—VMI Photo by H. Lockwood McLaughlin.

BeanBot Research Bridges Psychology, Robotics

This summer, Miyah Boyd ’20 learned how to program a robot, but her ultimate goal is to provide a companion for people with autism and social anxiety disorder.

A view of barracks from afar.

Superintendent’s Newsletter Updates

As the beginning of a new semester approaches at the Institute, members of the VMI community will be receiving the 2018-19 Superintendent’s Newsletter.

Annika Tice builds rock sculptures with middle school girls.

Cadets, Faculty Lead Girls' Camp

At the new Girls Leadership Exchange Camp, hosted by VMI cadets and faculty, local girls learn about academic opportunities available to them in the STEAM fields.

Members of the U.S. Armed Forces women’s soccer team pose for a photo during a tournament at Fort Bliss, TX June 22.—Photo courtesy of U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Camille Miller.

Graduates Represent U.S. in Soccer Tourney

Amy Horney ’18 and Kristen Whitehurst ’17 are members of the U.S. Armed Forces women’s soccer team competing in the World Military Women’s Football Championship.

A portrait of Thomas Gottwald

Governor Appoints Board of Visitors Members

Gov. Ralph Northam announced today the appointment of one new member to the Virginia Military Institute Board of Visitors and the reappointment of three current board members.

A portrait of Bob Moreschi

Moreschi Named Dean of the Faculty

Col. Robert Moreschi, chair of the economics and business department since 2013, has been chosen as deputy superintendent for academics and dean of the faculty.

Rex Tillerson addresses graduates at a ceremony held in Cameron Hall today.

‘Confront the Crisis in Ethics and Integrity’

Rex Tillerson urged the 373 graduates of Virginia Military Institute to take their part in upholding the nation’s democracy by guarding truth and integrity.

A map showing the flow of traffic to VMI.

Parking and Event Instructions

Numerous events are offered in the final days of the academic year, culminating with commencement on Wednesday, May 16.

Members of VMI Board of Visitors converse in Preston Library's Turman Room May 5.

Board of Visitors Sets Tuition and Fees

The VMI Board of Visitors approved tuition and fee increases of 3.3 percent for Virginia residents and 3.9 percent for out of state residents for the next academic year.

Cadets take in the view from Masada, an ancient fortress in the Judean Desert of Israel, during the Olmsted sponsored trip over Spring Furlough.

‘Get Put Out of Your Comfort Zone’

This year eight cadets and three faculty members from the Department of History traveled to Israel over spring furlough for a trip sponsored by the Olmsted Foundation.

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.