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Sebastian Chavez ’17 describes the milkshake business to Maj. Dee Mornah’s entrepreneurship class as his business partner, Anthony Izzo ’17, looks on. – VMI Photo by Kelly Nye.

Two Hours of Business on $5 Investment

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.

Emma Nobile ’17 works with Col. Merce Brooke IV ’94 on her project to develop an off-axis integrated cavity output spectrometer. – VMI Photo by Kelly Nye.

‘You Just Have to Keep Going’

Emma Nobile ’17 is the first female cadet in recent memory to be selected for the Navy's nuclear reactors program.

Members of VMI’s club boxing team trade blows Nov. 11 in a ring set up in New Barracks Courtyard surrounded by cadets cheering from the courtyard and the stoops. – VMI Photo by Stephen Hanes.

Battle of the Barracks a Hit with the Corps

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.

Among the features of the Corps Physical Training Facility are a 200-meter hydraulic track, overhead obstacles, a rock wall, a warmup track, and spectator seating. – VMI Photo by John Robertson IV.

CPTF Offers Myriad Training Opportunities for Corps, Track Team

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.

Response to Concerns About Behavioral Health Programs

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.

Eight Inductees for Sports Hall of Fame

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.

Cormack, Cocke Halls Rededicated

Two buildings vital to the support of fitness and athletics, Cormack Hall and Cocke Hall, were rededicated after major renovations.

Alumni Agencies to Restructure Leadership

A restructuring of the agencies' professional leadership will commence next year.

Parade Live Stream Still Viewable

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.

Image of Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster speaking

Strategy Essential in Post-Cold War Geopolitics

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.

image of James Baker at podium

Know What to Do and Do It

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.

Col. Greg Topasna talks astronomy with science fair participants.

‘Everybody Can Be a Scientist’

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.

Several pages from the diabetes article are shown here.

Predicting Diabetes

Two faculty members and a recent graduate have published their research about the use of mathematical models to predict diabetes diagnosis.

Col. Keith Gibson stands next to the painting

19th Century Painting on Display

"Attack on the Huguenots" was painted by William D. Washington, a member of the VMI faculty in the 19th century.

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.