A summer project is organizing, stabilizing, and preserving part of the vast collection of nematodes at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.
Keydets without Borders travels to Pampoyo, Bolivia, to build eco latrines and solar showers alongside local villagers.
Five cadets complete poverty-focused internships through the Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty.
On June 23, the George C. Marshall Foundation celebrated an accomplishment nearly four decades in the making: the publication of the seventh and final volume of "The Papers of George Catlett Marshall."
The recent conclusion of the George C. Marshall papers project after nearly 40 years of work has left the Marshall Foundation at a transitional point, looking to move with confidence into the future while ensuring the past stays relevant.
Virginia Military Institute will again provide a live webcast of the Matriculation Day welcome ceremony this Saturday, Aug. 20, at 2 p.m. at www.vmi.edu/livestream.
More than 500 new cadets matriculated with the Virginia Military Institute Class of 2020 this morning. At 506 cadets, the class is the third largest entering class.
Fourteen cadets experienced both a new culture and a new class this summer when they traveled to Madrid, Spain.
Basim Khan '18 spent part of the summer on the Appalachian Trail with Partners in the Parks.
Ross Schmeisser '18 and Chen Chun-Hao '18 did summer research to develop content for new math courses aimed at 4th Class cadets.
“Sun Li-jen: Ever Victorious General of World War II” will open in Gillis Theater Sept. 3.
Robert D. Kaplan will speak on the current geopolitical climate Wednesday, Sept. 7, in Cameron Hall.
Virginia Military Institute is ranked 51st among national liberal arts colleges, and number one within that category for ROTC participation, in rankings released this week by Washington Monthly magazine.
Brian Scott Crockett, CEO of the VMI Foundation, will retire Dec. 31.
Robert D. Kaplan surveyed the current geopolitical landscape, detailing the ways that geography and history help define the fate of nations, in today's academic convocation.
A summer research project by Andrew Kelly '17 explores the role of Walt Disney Studios in creating World War II propaganda.
VMI ranked third in the "Great Schools, Great Price" category and fourth among public liberal arts colleges in rankings released today.
Lt. Gen. Ty Buratai will speak tonight in Gillis Theater in Marshall Hall beginning at 7:45.
The Reach Out app is meant to assist victims of sexual misconduct by enabling them to access help from their phones.
The numbers don't lie. Over the past 10 years, the Department of Applied Mathematics has seen a surge in cadet interest.
Two faculty members and a recent graduate have published their research about the use of mathematical models to predict diabetes diagnosis.
VMI's Emergency Operations Center is ready to swing into action if needed at each home football game.
"Attack on the Huguenots" was painted by William D. Washington, a member of the VMI faculty in the 19th century.
Physical education elective offers the chance to learn self-defense moves and boost fitness.
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.
Cadets try out patrol and ambush tactics taught by the commandant’s staff, complementing training provided by the ROTC units.
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.
Men's soccer coach sees hard work, improvement every day.
Virginia Military Institute graduates have the highest median earnings eight years after graduation among graduates of more than 30 of the state’s four-year colleges and universities.
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.
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.
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.
VMI professors were among those offering hands-on activities for the estimated 400 young people attending Sunday's Science Fest and Maker Faire in downtown Lexington.
Former White House Chief of Staff James A. Baker III discussed the meaning of leadership after receiving the Byrd Public Service Award this morning in Cameron Hall.
Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster spoke at VMI about the importance of strategy in the training of future military leaders on the second day of VMI's Leadership and Ethics Conference.
The Founders Day Parade featuring a 17-gun salute honoring VMI’s founders and the nation’s veterans is viewable at www.vmi.edu/livestream.
A restructuring of the agencies' professional leadership will commence next year.
Two buildings vital to the support of fitness and athletics, Cormack Hall and Cocke Hall, were rededicated after major renovations.
Seven former athletes and one alumnus who distinguished himself in sports journalism will be inducted into the Sports Hall of Fame Feb. 11 at a banquet in Marshall Hall.
VMI’s newest building, the Corps Physical Training Facility, is now home to the Keydet track team, with full Corps use to follow in 2017.
Over the Veterans Day weekend, the VMI boxing team's inaugural Battle of the Barracks drew a huge crowd to the courtyard of New Barracks.
Emma Nobile ’17 is the first female cadet in recent memory to be selected for the Navy's nuclear reactors program.
Cadets in Maj. Dekuwmini Mornah's entrepreneurship class found themselves having to think creatively after being asked to start and run a business for two hours on only $5.
The Virginia Military Institute is committed to the well-being of all VMI cadets, faculty, staff and our employees while adhering to the requirements of our rigorous, tough, Spartan environment.
Col. John Brodie, director of the VMI Regimental Band and Pipe Band, will be heard on the public radio show With Good Reason from Dec. 24 to 30.
Among the 41 cadets to graduate today was Richard Dow '18, who received the Marine Corps Commandant’s Trophy as the top-ranked officer candidate in his class.
The Presidential Inaugural Committee has selected the VMI Corps of Cadets to march in the Jan. 20 inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States.
The VMI Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony and banquet will be held in Marshall Hall Feb. 11 starting at 6 p.m.
Events in downtown Lexington are expected to complicate traffic patterns Jan. 15, especially in the afternoon. It is recommended that the Jordan's Point entrance be used to access post.
The cadet battery, absent since June, is back in place on the Parade Ground and features custom aluminum carriages that are expected to last for centuries to come.
The VMI Corps of Cadets will be the last and largest unit in the parade honoring the inauguration of Donald J. Trump as the 45th President of the United States, and is expected to pass the reviewing stand around 5 p.m.
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will participate in a public on-stage interview in Cameron Hall on Feb. 1.
The Corps of Cadets' participation in the parade was broadcast across the nation Friday, and it marks the 15th time the VMI Corps of Cadets has participated in a presidential inaugural parade.
General Mark A. Milley, Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army, will speak to the Corps of Cadets in Cameron Hall Feb. 8.
Col. Dallas Clark '99 has been named director of finance, administration, and support for Virginia Military Institute. He will assume his duties in mid-February.
Tickets are on sale for the 2017 USIBA Boxing Nationals, to be held March 23-25 in Virginia Military Institute’s newly-renovated Cocke Hall.
Gen. Mark Milley, Army’s chief of staff, addressed cadets, faculty, staff, and community members about the lessons of history and coming shifts in how armed conflict is conducted.
A new course in the psychology department emphasizes mental toughness in addition to physical fitness.
Two new photography courses being taught in the ERHS department this spring are exposing cadets to one of the youngest of the visual arts.
For the third time in the past four years, the U.S. Army Cadet Command has named VMI among the eight winners of the MacArthur Award for the 2015-16 academic year.
Thomas Watjen, VMI Class of 1976, will present a lecture, “Leadership in a Dynamic and Changing World,” in Virginia Military Institute’s Gillis Theater at 11:15 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 20.
An Uncommon Purpose: A Glorious Past, A Brilliant Future: The Campaign for VMI will draw to a close June 30, having raised $311 million in gifts and commitments,.
Veteran and author Daniel Rodriguez spoke on overcoming adversity to find success playing football at Clemson University and graduating with honors.
Dr. Christopher J. Fettweis, associate professor in the Department of Political Science at Tulane University, will speak March 8 at 7:45 p.m.
VMI Police Lieutenant Edward Matheny, a 37-year employee of the Institute and an active member of the community, died Saturday, March 4, at the age of 56.
Eliot Cohen, a Johns Hopkins University professor who has served as counselor of the U.S. Department of State will speak tonight in Marshall Hall’s Gillis Theater.
After an exhaustive search, the presidents of the VMI Alumni Association, the VMI Foundation, and the VMI Keydet Club announced the hiring of a new CEO to lead the combined VMI Alumni Agencies.
Cadet career ambassadors play a vital role in helping their fellow cadets make a smooth transition to post-graduation employment.
A group of cadets working in the chemistry lab have found compounds effective against leishmaniasis, a parasite-borne disease common in the tropical and subtropical regions of the world.
Four cadets in VMI's chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers recently attended a conference that allowed them to meet minorities with successful careers in both the military and the private sector.
VMI's new cybersecurity minor, a collaborative effort involving six departments, will be open to any cadet in any major.
The USIBA national championships are currently underway at Virginia Military Institute, with semifinals set for tonight at 6 p.m. in Cocke Hall.
Six VMI boxers won individual titles and the men’s club battled to a second-place finish at the U.S. Intercollegiate Boxing Association National Championships.
Dr. Ron Petitte ’65 will present the talk, “Countering Human Trafficking,” on Thursday, March 30, at 7:45 p.m. in the Turman Room of Preston Library.
Retired Gen. John P. Jumper ’66, President of the Virginia Military Institute Board of Visitors and former U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff, will speak at graduation ceremonies for the Class of 2017 to be held May 16 in Cameron Hall.
Gov. Terry McAuliffe showcased the state’s progress on environmental issues during the Environment Virginia Symposium held in Marshall Hall today.
Virginia Military Institute is ranked 45th out of nearly 500 four-year public colleges and universities nationwide in a report released this week by Business First magazine.
Two cadets recently received awards at the United States Military Academy's Model UN conference, an impressive accomplishment considering that Model UN is a relatively new activity at VMI.
A project underway in the mechanical engineering lab at VMI may someday help amputees in developing countries.
During the first weekend of April, hundreds of Virginia Military Institute cadets fanned out to over a dozen local sites and worked hard for their community.
The Board of Visitors approved tuition and fee increases for the next academic year at its meeting on May 6. Tuition and fees will increase 3.7 percent for Virginia residents and 4.7 percent for out-of-state residents.
Due to the high volume of traffic expected for the commencement ceremony May 16, all traffic must enter post through the Jordan’s Point entrance by way of Saunders Drive.
New second lieutenants and ensigns took their commissioning oaths this morning in Cameron Hall, marking the end of four years of serious study and work and the beginning of a life of service to the nation.
Watch as 319 cadets cross the stage and receive their diplomas at VMI’s 2017 spring graduation ceremony Tuesday morning in Cameron Hall.
In commencement exercises held earlier today in Cameron Hall, 319 graduates were exhorted to live lives of character, honor, and service.
Two cadets majoring in computer and information sciences recently created an interactive map of the VMI post as their senior capstone project, which is now available for use on VMI's website.
Col. Stacey Vargas, professor of physics and astronomy, won the Innovation in Higher Education award from the Shenandoah Valley Technology Council for her research of ultra-short-pulse lasers.
A new and reinvigorated math curriculum for 4th Class cadets whose majors do not require calculus will be launched in the fall of 2018.
VMI's fundraising campaign will conclude on June 30. With donations still being accepted, the campaign has already raised more than $322 million in gifts and commitments.
The appointment of two new members of the Virginia Military Institute Board of Visitors and the reappointment of two current board members have been announced.
Virginia Military Institute ranked 33rd out of nearly 1,400 colleges and universities across the country in Payscale’s annual College Return on Investment Report.
The Campaign for VMI has raised $323.6 million from 15,244 alumni and friends as of the end of May, and two weeks remain before the effort draws to a close.
Among the projects currently underway are placing a new floor in Crozet Hall, putting a new roof on Cameron Hall, and fixing several leaks in the Clark King Pool.
The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools – Commission on Colleges has reaffirmed VMI’s accreditation for the next 10 years.
Events held in past years at the Institute, including a fireworks display and a balloon rally, will be held at the Virginia Horse Center.
Virginia Military Institute ranked 24th among public colleges across the country in Money Magazine’s annual college rankings that were released today.
Col. Jim Hentz, professor of international studies at Virginia Military Institute, will speak on the public radio program With Good Reason the week of July 22-28.
The Chessie Nature Trail has been rerouted onto Old Buena Vista Road for a short distance near Route 11. The detour will be in place indefinitely on the trail.
Forbes, an American business magazine, has ranked VMI No. 11 on its list of “Top 25 Public Colleges with The Highest Earning Graduates” released on Wednesday.
Two VMI cadets—Caroline Wojtas ’19 and Seth Shank ’18—spent the summer gaining experience outside the classroom with organizations focused on alleviating poverty.
Ten cadets traveled to the French capital as part of a VMI-sponsored summer study program, French Language & Culture in Paris.
Marine 1st Lt. Benjamin Cross ’13 is presumed dead along with two other Marines after his MV-22 Osprey crashed off the northeast coast of Australia Saturday.
Though Lexington is not in the path of totality, if the skies are clear, local viewers can still expect an impressive show during the partial eclipse Aug. 21.
Anthony Boese, an instructor in the Department of English, Rhetoric, and Humanistic Studies will speak on the implications of rising sea levels Aug. 12-18.
For her senior capstone project, Bethany King ’18 is studying the caloric cost of the Rat Line under the guidance of Capt. Katherine Gorman of the physical education department.
The 504 matriculants hail from 34 different states and four foreign countries, with 60 percent coming from Virginia.
Army ROTC sent 150 3rd Class cadets to Army ROTC Advanced Camp and 65 1st Class and 2nd Class cadets to Basic Camp, in addition to specialized training schools.
Several cadets majoring in mechanical engineering have participated this year in projects designed to improve today's military.
Television journalist Bob Woodruff will speak at Virginia Military Institute’s academic convocation, to be held Wednesday, Sept. 6, at 11 a.m. in Cameron Hall.
New cadets will learn about VMI’s heritage in a program held in New Market and will have three opportunities to visit with family throughout the weekend.
Television journalist and traumatic brain injury survivor Bob Woodruff chronicled his comeback and emphasized the healing power of family and friends during remarks given at Virginia Military Institute’s academic convocation earlier today.
VMI climbed seven places among national liberal arts colleges in the U.S. News & World Report rankings, claiming the 65th spot, up from 72nd in 2016.
The president of the VMI Board of Visitors, John William Boland, and the Institute’s superintendent, Gen. J.H. Binford Peay III ’62, issued a statement on VMI's history and its mission today.
North Post will be closed to all vehicular through traffic during physical training time in order to ensure the safety of participating cadets.
VMI announced its participation in the Growth4VA campaign, which will focus on promoting reform and reinvestment in Virginia’s higher education system.
Dr. Walter McDougall, a Pulitzer Prize winning historian and Vietnam veteran, will speak at VMI Thursday, Sept. 28, at 8 p.m. in Jackson Memorial Hall.
Nearly 300 school teachers and administrators arrived at the STEM Education Conference this week to learn about new techniques and ideas to take back to their classrooms.
At this fall’s orientation for new faculty and staff, a few faculty members needed less help than most in learning about VMI culture, customs, and history.
Dr. Dekuwmini "Dee" Mornah is planning to lead a group of cadets in Ghana next summer—and he's passionate about teaching entrepreneurship on post.
Col. Geoff Jensen is teaching this fall at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, while Dr. Klaus Schmider, a member of the Sandhurst faculty, is teaching at VMI.
For the first time since the event was established three years ago, VMI took home the top spot at the Shenandoah Valley Math Modeling Challenge.
Walter McDougall offered insight into how civil religion has guided U.S. foreign policy since the nation's founding in a lecture held in Jackson Memorial Hall.
Starting with VMI’s homecoming football game against Western Carolina, the Institute will be utilizing a new clear bag policy at Foster Stadium, similar to policies at other NCAA games nationwide.
Judge and Fox News judicial commentator Andrew Napolitano spoke Monday, Oct. 30, as part of the eighth annual leadership and ethics conference.
Nearly 300 VMI cadets, students from other institutions of higher education, and members of the public heard viewpoints from across the political spectrum this week.
Rat Challenge, an intensive 10-week program that pushes the limits of physicality and mental strength for new cadets, will culminate in Rat Olympics.