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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.

The VMI men's soccer team practices at North Post.

‘It’s a Matter of When’

Men's soccer coach sees hard work, improvement every day.

Cadets walk across the VMI Parade Ground at daybreak.

VMI Alumni Top Earners

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.

Image of Nigerian army chief of staff talking with Gen. Peay in his office

Nigerian Army Officer to Speak

Lt. Gen. Ty Buratai will speak tonight in Gillis Theater in Marshall Hall beginning at 7:45.

Animated characters wearing red, white and blue hats.

Who’s That Marching Off to Boot Camp?

A summer research project by Andrew Kelly '17 explores the role of Walt Disney Studios in creating World War II propaganda.

Cadets walk from barracks to class at VMI.

VMI Ranks High in U.S. News

VMI ranked third in the "Great Schools, Great Price" category and fourth among public liberal arts colleges in rankings released today.

Cadets and faculty listen to Robert Kaplan

‘Reading History, Reading Geography’

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.

Image of Brian Crockett at podium

VMI Foundation CEO to Retire

Brian Scott Crockett, CEO of the VMI Foundation, will retire Dec. 31.

Cadets perform ROTC maneuvers on the Parade Ground.

VMI Ranked for Social Good

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.

Basim Khan and another hiker on the Appalachian Trail.

Honors Cadet in Parks Program

Basim Khan '18 spent part of the summer on the Appalachian Trail with Partners in the Parks.

Portrait of Sun Li-jen

Chinese Alumnus, General Featured

“Sun Li-jen: Ever Victorious General of World War II” will open in Gillis Theater Sept. 3.

Portrait of Robert Kaplan

Global Affairs Expert at Convocation

Robert D. Kaplan will speak on the current geopolitical climate Wednesday, Sept. 7, in Cameron Hall.

Maj. Jessica Libertini and Lt. Col. Paul Moosman '98 with Ross Schmeisser '18.

Teach the Math They Need

Ross Schmeisser '18 and Chen Chun-Hao '18 did summer research to develop content for new math courses aimed at 4th Class cadets.

A group of cadets stand before the Toledo, Spain, skyline.

Cadets Explore History of Spain

Fourteen cadets experienced both a new culture and a new class this summer when they traveled to Madrid, Spain.

Image of a new cadet signing the Matriculation Book

506 Matriculate in Class of 2020

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.