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On campus visitation, funeral for Rice scheduled for next weekend

On campus visitation, funeral for Rice scheduled for next weekend

Riley Guerzini and Rhonda Wheeler

January 17, 2020

Visitation and funeral services for deceased university founder David Rice will be Jan. 24 and Jan. 25 in Carter Hall. The visitation will be Jan. 24 from 3 pm to 5 p.m. followed by a prayer vigil led by Rev. Bernard Lutz, a friend of Rice and a former campus minister at the university. Family and...

University founder, first president dead at age 90

University founder, first president dead at age 90

Riley Guerzini, Editor-in-Chief

January 16, 2020

University founder David L. Rice died at his residence in York, Pennsylvania last night, the university announced this morning. Rice was appointed as the first dean of Indiana State University - Evansville in 1967 before being named president in 1971. Rice was an integral part of the university gaining its independence from Indiana State and b...

Longtime leader to retire

Longtime leader to retire

Noah Alatza, Community Engagement Manager

January 19, 2018

Cynthia Brinker walked around her office in the Byron C. Wright Administration building on a cold but sunny Friday morning. Laughing and pointing out pictures from years past at the university’s Higher Education Day at the Indiana Statehouse, her office houses hundreds of items of memorabilia. From a...

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