Alumni and Friends of VMI:
Cyber Corps Numbers: 411
Beef About Beef: In the last update I mentioned that the administration had overseen the discontinuation of the Beef Diesel column in The Cadet. I heard from a couple folks questioning this move and, in one person's words, the meddling by the administration in the affairs of The Cadet by the administration. On the other hand, I heard from some other folks who opined that Beef should have been shut down earlier. Guess if depends on your point of view.
Mess Halls at the Academies: I've heard from some VMI folks at West Point and the Naval Academy. Both indicate that breakfast and lunch are family style and dinners are optional due to all the other potentially conflicting duties and schedules. I haven't heard anything from anyone at the Air Force Academy.
In the last update I mentioned that some parents were complaining about weight loss due to mess hall inadequacies. One participant recommended that VMI consider marketing Chez Crozet as a weight reduction clinic (i.e., fat farm). Now that's thinking out of the box!
Cyber Corps D.C. Area Dinner: Turnout was lower than anticipated, but I think that may be attributed to a failure on my part to provide enough advance notification. Six alumni showed up (and five of those were my BRs). We had a great time. We may try for another get together in the late spring along with more advance notice.
Women Exchange Students On Guard Duty: In reviewing some of the more recent Electronic Turnouts, it seems that at least one of the women exchange students from Texas A&M has asked to be allowed (and has been granted permission) to walk guard duty. One of the turnouts went on to say that only the OD has authority to bone folks these days.
Women to Participate in Recruiting Efforts: A recent newspaper article indicated that VMI will likely use several of this year's women rats to help recruit other women. Recent numbers show that VMI has received 13,600 inquiries. Of that number, 3,500 have been received from women. This is about 10 times the inquiries received from women at this same time last year.
In Search of Some Good Help: The following was received from Ray Lawson '81.
Pass the word around on some job openings. I'm not a head
hunter. Just trying to get some quality, high caliber people for
my company. Fast paced, high tech, cutting edge work. Minimum BS
degree and experience. Advanced degrees in laser technology,
image processing, etc. would give an additional edge. The company
I work for manufactures 3D laser imaging systems for rapid
modeling of plant processes, construction sites, terrains,
special effects, etc. We are looking to fill 4 positions at our
Orinda, CA facility:
1) Manufacturing Engineer/Manager - experience in electronics, precision mechanical assemblies, precision optical alignment, manufacturing management experience
2) Electrical Engineer (RF) - broadband RF up to 2 GHz, noise minimization, circuit board layout
3) Mechanical Engineer - design, prototype, testing, and release to manufacture laser scanning systems
4) Embedded Software Engineer - real time design, C/C++
code, computer vision/image recognition.
Email me at email@example.com,
or call me at (804) 525-8510 (VA) and I'll be glad to provide more detailed information and contacts. Thanks, Ray Lawson, '81
Thanks to Ray for passing these opportunities along. Remember, if anyone else has any job opportunities, let me know.
Unofficial VMI Web Page: Our participants may
want to take a look at the following web site (I think I've
mentioned this before). The address is:
You can post your resume' here and find some interesting info.
VMI Sports: I've taken the liberty of cutting and pasting various sections of press releases which I believe orginated from the VMI athletic department. Thanks to Jim Gale '60 for forwarding this.
18 GEORGIA SOUTHERN DOWNS VMI 3-1 IN SOCCER
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Georgia Southern survived a late surge by VMI to post
a 3-1 win over the Keydets, in Southern Conference soccer action this
afternoon at VMI's Patchin Field in Lexington.
With the loss, VMI falls to 1-11-2, 1-2-1 in the Southern
Georgia Southern improves to 12-1-2, 3-1 in the SoCon.
VMI's next game will be their annual clash with cross-town
Washington & Lee, at 6 p.m. at Lexington's Brewbaker Field.
JAMES MADISON RUNNERS POST TOP FINISHES IN VMI INVITATIONAL
LEXINGTON, Va. -- JMU's Sarah Matthes and David Spiller took
at the Virginia Military Institute Cross Country Invitational, held this
morning in Lexington.
The event was scored as three head-to-head races, for both the
the women. In the women's race, JMU defeated both VMI and Washington &
Lee, while W&L edged out the Keydets in their race. In the men's
competition, the Dukes' squad once again defeated both VMI and W&L, but
the VMI won the head-to-head race with the Generals.
VMI FINISHES SECOND IN SMALLBORE; THIRD IN AIR RIFLE
LEXINGTON, Va. -- VMI finished second in smallbore and third in air
rifle, in competition against Morehead State this afternoon at the
Kilbourne Hall Rifle Range in Lexington.
VMI posted a team total of 4316 in smallbore, with John O'Dell leading
the Keydets by shooting 1100 out of a possible 1200. The Morehead State
men won the competition by shooting 4433, while the Morehead State women
finished third with 4222.
VMI's next match is Saturday, Nov. 1, when the Keydets travel
Lexington, Ky., to face Kentucky.
VMI Football: Keydets fell 42 - 7 to Navy last week and stand at 0 - 7 for the season. Keydets are off this week and have games remaining against Appy State, The Citadel and East Tennessee State. Never Say Die!
That's it for this week.
Yours in the Spirit,
RB Lane '75
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