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Betty Rice remembered as leader and servant

Hayden Olberding, Digital Editor February 1, 2021

Betty Rice, wife of late university president David L Rice, Jan. 26 in her Pennsylvania home, she was 90 years old. Rice is remembered by numerous members of the university’s community, past and present...

Rice celebrated as ‘timeless personality’

Rice celebrated as ‘timeless personality’

Rhonda Wheeler, News Editor January 29, 2020

Family, friends and community members all gathered in Carter Hall Friday and Saturday to celebrate the life of a university legend. Carter Hall remained silent, with people gathering around to express...

David Rice at an ISUE commencement in 1974.

Campus visitation, funeral for Rice scheduled for this weekend

Riley Guerzini and Rhonda Wheeler January 17, 2020

Visitation and funeral services for the university’s deceased founding president David Rice will be Jan. 24 and Jan. 25 in Carter Hall according to a press release from the university. The visitation...

A leading legacy

A leading legacy

How one man's vision inspired a community
Riley Guerzini, Editor-in-Chief January 16, 2020

  "Every citizen who desires an education, who is capable of attaining an education, and who is willing to achieve an education shall have the opportunity to do so." - David Rice Founding university...

Longtime leader to retire

Longtime leader to retire

‘Time does catch up with you’
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...

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