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Library renovations give students 'more collaborative space'

Library renovations give students ‘more collaborative space’

Susanna Fravell , Staff Writer September 3, 2019

This semester has brought many changes to USI, one of which is the Rice Library.  The library underwent major changes to the first floor over the summer. Renovations started mid-July and included new...

The picture and jersey of John Hollidan sit on display on the third floor of Rice Library for the annual Archives Fest.

Putting history on display

Jessica Schiffhauer, Staff Writer October 22, 2018

John Hollidan’s picture hung next to his uniform that fit his 7’6” frame on the third floor of the library. This display is just one of the many artifacts set up for the annual Archives Fest....

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....

University President Ron Rochon (left), and Vanderburgh County Sheriff Dave Wedding (right) greet members of the media outside Rice Library Aug. 21 to formally announce a USI-VCSO security partnership.

USI, Sheriff’s Office formalize safety partnership

Noah Alatza and Riley Guerzini August 21, 2018

Raindrops fell as USI officials and Vanderburgh County Sheriff's deputies gathered to formally announce an agreement between the university and sheriff’s office. Five full-time sheriff deputies will...

Book club celebrates reading

Book club celebrates reading

Jeana Everhart, Staff Writer February 28, 2018

Megan Thorne Kirsten Williams said book lovers should definitely join the Reading Eagles Book Club. “Our main reason for starting this is because we like to read,” Kirsten Williams said.  “We...

Former librarian dies in car accident

Riley Guerzini, News Editor March 1, 2017

A retired university librarian died Sunday night following a car accident near Mount Carmel, IL in Wabash County. Philip Orr, 67, retired last semester after working at the university full-time since...

USI book a room

Grace Poynter, Staff Writer March 1, 2017

The first place students think to go when they need to cram for a test or quiz is the library. This means grabbing a nice Starbucks drink and heading up to the rooms or quiet study halls up on the...

Library unveils strategic plan

Additional popular fiction, lower level main focus
Riley Guerzini, News Editor February 21, 2017

The Rice Library released their strategic plan for 2017-2021 last week focusing on the four objectives: collections, services, spaces and staff. The strategic plan is the library’s second, the first...

Sorry Rice Library…Try Again

Maxywell Carlton , Opinion Writer January 9, 2017

Last semester played host to many new things for the students here at the University of Southern Indiana. From new fast food choices to high quality sushi, students enjoyed many exciting advancements...

Chance to win study lounge

Nick Leighty, Staff writer February 16, 2016

Students have the chance to win the VIP Study Lounge for mid-terms this week. Those interested can stop by the library’s Reference Desk and fill out a questionnaire to be entered in the drawing....

Rice Library adds more technology

Ariana Beedie August 22, 2013

Rice Library has taken steps to make the student’s study experience more convenient. This summer the library staff and the IT department has added new technology for students to have at their fingertips. Additions...

New iPads available for student use

Jessica Stallings March 6, 2013

All students now have access to the 40 new iPads that joined the shelves in Rice Library. The iPads became available to check out Monday, and students can keep them for up to a week without renewals. The...

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