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  • Summer Renovations to Affect Car and Foot Traffic Flow
    Dean s Office Career Services Bookstore Cadet Computing Admissions Corps Life Athletics Library Archives Preston Library Library Home Find Books Departments Media Equipment Technical Services Visitor Information Archives Archives Home Online Exhibits VMI History FAQs Genealogy Alumni Manuscripts Civil War New Market Give Close Menu Communications Marketing News and Features Construction News Institute Report Photos Videos Cindy Bither Administrative Assistant P 540 464 7207 F 540 464 7443 111 Smith Hall Lexington VA 24450 Summer Renovations to Affect Car and Foot Traffic Flow Access to Cocke Hall via Memorial Garden is closed as renovations are already underway VMI Photo by John Robertson IV LEXINGTON Va May 27 2015 Work on Phase II of the Corps Physical Training Facilities project is continuing with newly renovated Cormack Hall opening for use around the end of the month and Cocke Hall closing for renovations as Cormack opens The work will affect both vehicular and pedestrian traffic flow on post throughout the summer Access to Cocke Hall is already curtailed Memorial Wall is open to visitors but Memorial Garden is closed for access to Cocke Hall In mid June work on water lines to Cocke Hall will require closure of Letcher Avenue in the vicinity of Washington Arch and Daniels Courtyard Bollards restricting traffic in front of barracks will be removed so that traffic can be routed from Letcher past barracks onto Parade Avenue Parking will not be permitted in front of barracks Pedestrian traffic will also be rerouted through Jackson Arch to Daniels Courtyard This will be the only pedestrian route between the Parade Ground and the Shell Hall side of barracks The parking area behind Scott Shipp Hall will also be closed until renovations are complete Other maintenance and repair projects may also affect traffic including repairs to facades and parapets on

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  • Cormack Renovation Nears CompletionVirginia Military Institute
    Cocke Hall LEXINGTON Va May 5 2015 The completion of renovations to Cormack Hall just weeks away will mark a major milestone in Corps Physical Training Facilities project a 122 million investment in the physical fitness of the Corps of Cadets Construction crews are working seven days a week to have the facility ready by the end of May when the Department of Physical Education and NCAA wrestling will begin moving in Cormack Hall will also serve as VMI s primary weight training facility for cadets and employees as the Cocke Hall weight room will close for renovation once Cormack is ready for use The renovation of Cormack is one of three major construction efforts that make up the CPTF project the others being the renovation of Cocke Hall and the construction of the new Indoor Training Facility Cocke Hall is expected to be ready by the summer of 2016 and the Indoor Training Facility by the fall of 2016 Scaffolding is in place on the south side of Cocke Hall in preparation for exterior repairs and interior work will commence on the 100 level of the building on Saturday Work on the Indoor Training Facility continues apace with reinforced concrete rising ever higher at the construction site located across Diamond Street from Cameron Hall A major operation took place at the site last month as crews installed a vehicular bridge composed of massive precast concrete pieces over Town Branch The indoor training facility s architects HKS and Commonwealth Architects were awarded the Merit Award for Excellence in Architecture for the project April 16 by the Richmond chapter of the American Institute of Architects Work is also under way to stabilize the historic Knights of Pythias building moved to its current location on Main Street in October to make way

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  • Old Building, New Home
    historical significance for so many in the Lexington community has found a new home The building was moved about 100 yards south during a Herculean relocation effort that involved a massive amount of manpower and heavy equipment and attracted a throng of interested spectators who watched with anticipation as the building inched its way up Main Street It s a very detailed process that involved a lot of different folks from our engineers and our architects to the contractors and the decision makers here at VMI to ensure that the project is exactly what we want it to be and that the structure gets moved to the right location said Col Keith Jarvis 82 deputy director of construction at VMI The move was made to make room for the Indoor Training Facility which will house a state of the art NCAA track and other obstacle venues as Jarvis called them that will benefit the entire Corps of Cadets Construction of the Indoor Training Facility is part of the first phase of 122 million two phase Corps Physical Training Facility project that also includes renovation of Cormack Hall and Cocke Hall The Knights of Pythias building sat literally in the footprint of the Corps Physical Training Facility Jarvis explained The building had to be moved in order for the new structure to fit within that space Moving the building was not easy The old building is 4 000 square feet and according to estimates weighs in at 350 tons Though engineers assured those planning the move of the structure s stability there was obviously some concern about moving a building that size down Main Street even if the move was only 100 yards The professional movers jacked up the building and set it on a series of wheeled trailers Each of

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  • House Razed to Make Way for Training Facility
    Hall Poindexter House is demolished to make way for the Indoor Training Facility VMI Photo by John Robertson IV LEXINGTON Va Aug 5 2014 The Hall Poindexter House was demolished this morning in preparation for the construction of the New Indoor Training Facility at the intersection of Diamond and Main streets Phase I of VMI s Corps Physical Training Facilities project expected to be completed in July 2016 The house was constructed in 1877 as part of a group of six similar houses known as Preston Row It has not been used as a residence since the 1970s and most recently housed a first floor barbershop before its sale to VMI in 2005 The structure was once a part of the historic Diamond Hill neighborhood and likely housed members of Lexington s African American community from its construction and through much of the 1900s Before planning to demolish the house VMI s construction office made efforts to find a party willing to acquire and relocate it We offered the Hall Poindexter House up for sale to anyone who wanted to relocate it and they had to present a plan on how and where they were going to move it said Col Keith Jarvis 82 deputy director of construction There were no offers at all no interest from anybody At that point we went through the normal process to get permits in place to demolish it The house is the first of two structures slated for demolition at the construction site The second a concrete block structure at 309 N Main St formerly used as VMI s wellness center will be torn down later this month Materials salvaged from the houses will be recycled under guidelines that qualify the new training facility for LEED certification The brick chimney the fieldstone foundation

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  • Work to Close Maiden Lane
    Services Bookstore Cadet Computing Admissions Corps Life Athletics Library Archives Preston Library Library Home Find Books Departments Media Equipment Technical Services Visitor Information Archives Archives Home Online Exhibits VMI History FAQs Genealogy Alumni Manuscripts Civil War New Market Give Close Menu Communications Marketing News and Features Construction News Institute Report Photos Videos Cindy Bither Administrative Assistant P 540 464 7207 F 540 464 7443 111 Smith Hall Lexington VA 24450 Work to Close Maiden Lane Portions of Maiden Lane will be closed as contractors install conduit for underground utilities VMI Photo by John Robertson IV LEXINGTON Va July 3 2014 Portions of Maiden Lane will be closed next week as contractors working on the Corps Physical Training Facilities project begin installing conduit for underground utilities Maiden Lane runs between Letcher Avenue and Main Street beside the office of the VMI Police and provides access to the South Institute Hill parking lot Beginning Tuesday July 8 excavation will start at the southern end of Maiden Lane near Main Street The work will continue along the length of Maiden Lane and terminate on the north side of Letcher Avenue The final section of Maiden Lane and the width of Letcher Avenue will

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  • Renovation of Cormack Hall Begins
    Academic Center Advising Math Resource Center The Writing Center Resources Registrar Financial Aid Canvas Login Dean s Office Career Services Bookstore Cadet Computing Admissions Corps Life Athletics Library Archives Preston Library Library Home Find Books Departments Media Equipment Technical Services Visitor Information Archives Archives Home Online Exhibits VMI History FAQs Genealogy Alumni Manuscripts Civil War New Market Give Close Menu Communications Marketing News and Features Construction News Institute Report Photos Videos Cindy Bither Administrative Assistant P 540 464 7207 F 540 464 7443 111 Smith Hall Lexington VA 24450 Renovation of Cormack Hall Begins Site preparation is under way for renovation of Cormack Hall VMI Photo by John Robertson IV LEXINGTON Va June 10 2014 Site preparation for the Corps Physical Training Facilities Phase II renovation of Cormack Hall is under way A construction trailer has been placed on the north side of Main Street across from Cormack Other preparatory activities including installation of a perimeter construction fence and installation of erosion and sediment control measures around Cormack started last week The construction entrance will be located between Cormack and the eastern side of Kilbourne Hall and will be shared with personnel travelling to Kilbourne All are asked to use caution in this area The eastern entrance to Stono Lane are closed at North Main Street and will remain closed until project completion Those needing access to Crozet Hall the VMI Health Center or Turman House are asked to access Stono Lane from its intersection with Letcher Avenue at Crozet Hall A crosswalk will be painted on Main Street between Stono Lane and Cormack for use by construction personnel The speed limit on North Main Street in the vicinity of construction has been reduced to 25 mph and drivers are asked to exercise caution in this area Full construction activities

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  • VMI Breaks Ground for New Track and Training Facilities
    incredible number of projects here at VMI and I m as excited about this as any other The Corps Physical Training Facility which is part of Peay s Vision 2039 for the Institute has been in the conceptual and planning stages for over five years The Virginia General Assembly approved funding for the project in 2013 Phase I of the project will include a new 205 000 square foot indoor training facility across Diamond Street from Cameron Hall Construction will begin Monday May 5 and the building is expected to be complete in July 2016 The new 80 million building will include an underground parking deck with about 126 spaces a state of the art hydraulic track obstacle and high ropes courses a 34 foot climbing wall locker rooms and restrooms The facility will be used for cadet and ROTC training It will also be home to VMI s NCAA track team which has been using Cormack Hall for its events VMI is more excited about this project than many that have been constructed over the past decade said Peay immediately after the groundbreaking It s so multipurpose in its capability The superintendent noted that not only will the building benefit the Corps of Cadets who oftentimes find that Lexington s harsh winters hamper their physical training efforts but will also be of use to the community The facility will be available for community use on a rental basis as are many other VMI facilities and it is expected to be an attractive venue for high school and college track meets This facility will be one of the best Olympic tracks on the East Coast said Peay In planning for the construction of the indoor training facility much has been done to minimize the environmental impact said Col Keith Jarvis deputy director of construction The building site includes a small stream Town Branch which carries storm water away from the city of Lexington and into the Maury River Jarvis said that plans call for Town Branch to be expanded into a detention basin that will slowly release its waters into the river The new building will be supported by concrete piers straddling the reconfigured Town Branch In addition a historic structure will be moved to accommodate the facility Jarvis explained that the Knights of Pythias building a structure important to the history of Lexington s African American community will be relocated approximately 100 yards south and placed on a new foundation That move will take place this summer During construction parking will be eliminated along Main Street across from the project site and also along part of Diamond Street nearest Cameron Hall Public parking will be restored once the project is completed VMI will do everything possible to work with the community and alert them to disruptions of traffic and parking said Col Stewart MacInnis director of VMI communications and marketing Peay added that the entrance into Lexington from U S 11 heading south will be aesthetically improved once the

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  • Virginia Military Institute - Institute Writing Program - Writing Center
    War New Market Give Close Menu Institute Writing Home Writing Center Home Why Visit For Instructors Writing Resources Public Speaking Oral Presentations Consultants FAQ s What People Say Mission Major Deidre Garriott Writing Center Coordinator and Assistant Professor of English Ph 540 464 7483 The Writing Center Virginia Military Institute 215 Carroll Hall Lexington Virginia 24450 Contact Writing Center Home Academics Enrichment Institute Writing Writing Center The Writing Center The Writing Center The Writing Center complements and extends the writing instruction cadets receive in the classroom by providing help with a full range of activities to improve their writing at any level and in any discipline Professional and peer writing consultants work with cadets in one on one conferences on every aspect of the writing process from planning a paper to polishing the final draft The purpose of the Writing Center is to provide non evaluative assistance for cadets who wish to become more confident flexible skillful writers In accordance with the VMI Honor Code the Institute s Work for Grade Policy and the ethics of tutorial practice the writing projects with which cadets receive assistance reflect their own work Therefore consultants do not supply new ideas or phrasing nor do they correct errors in the text Instead they help cadets develop the strategies and skills they need to improve their texts Consultants model a range of writing behaviors from brainstorming activities that lead writers to discover viable topics to sentence combining strategies that enable cadets to express their ideas in more complex but clear prose Writing Consultants Can Help You Conquer writer s block Brainstorm and choose a topic Develop an outline Narrow your topic and formulate a thesis Incorporate sources effectively Acknowledge your sources Develop strategies for revision editing and proofreading Fall Spring Hours Mon Thur 0800 1600

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