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Freshman students meet outside the Historic New Harmony Atheneum for the UNIV 101 class trip Tuesday. (Photo courtesy of USI Photography/Multimedia)

Freshman class visits New Harmony, feels ‘it was a waste of time’

Alyssa DeWig, News Editor September 14, 2022

Freshmen students attended the first USI field trip Tuesday to New Harmony. The trip was required for all students taking a UNIV 101: First Year Experience class and was planned through the Provost Office. Justice...

Informational boards of David L. Rices life and the time he served for the university.

Campus community celebrates first David L. Rice Day

Bryce West, Shelby Clark, and Clare Girten April 2, 2022

Students and the campus community honored David L. Rice, the university’s first president, at the first David L. Rice Day Friday. The event began around 11 a.m. and ended around 1 p.m. in the Rice Plaza.  The...

Luba Piechn, an Evansville resident from Ukraine came to USI to join the protest. She proudly waved her Ukrainian flag and handed flags to several of her fellow protestors.

Local Ukrainian joins students in protest against the Russian invasion of Ukraine

Shelby Clark, Editor-in-Chief March 3, 2022

A woman arrived in Evansville after visiting her children and grandson in Ukraine one week before the first bomb hit Ukraine. On Wednesday, she walked up the stairs outside of the David L. Rice Library...

Dr. David L. Rice helped push the university into becoming independent.

David L. Rice: building a foundation

Emma Corry, Features Editor January 21, 2020

Robert Reid said that David Rice understood, better than anyone, that USI needed to be whatever the community thought was needed.  Rice was the founding president of USI where he served for 27 years....

Online Data fair comes to USI

Online Data fair comes to USI

Noah Alatza, News Editor September 17, 2018

A week-long online data fair and webinar will take place for members of the public.  Beginning Oct. 1. the event is open to all faculty, staff and students of member institutions including the university....

Rice inducted into EVSC hall of fame

Rachel Christian October 28, 2014

USI’s first president, David Rice, was honored by the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation and the EVSC Foundation in the biennially-awarded EVSC Hall of Fame, Class of 2014. The EVSC Hall of Fame...

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