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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 carpet and furniture.  A new collaborative space was added that includes several new seating areas, the reference ...

Putting history on display

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

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.   Jennifer Greene said she hopes whoever comes to the Archives Fest gets that “wow” experience...

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. The entirely online seminars will take place in conjunction with the Inter-university Consortium for Po...

USI, Sheriff’s Office formalize safety partnership

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.

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 be patrolling on campus as part of the newly created USI Patrol Unit within VCSO’s Operations D...

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 are book lovers and we want to talk with other people that like to read. It’s not meant to be education...

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 2001. “He was a workaholic,” Serials Technical Services Librarian Peter Whiting said. “He was ...

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 second, third, or fourth floor. However, there’s a problem you could possibly run into when you’re...

Library unveils strategic plan

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 one was set for 2010-2016 and was one of the last objectives of the previous library director, Ruth...

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 brought to campus. One of those new advancements included the new interactive program, BookIt!, ...

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. The winning student will be picked Feb. 22. For more information, visit the library’s Facebook an...

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 like charging stations, media hubs, more iPads and longer hours will take affect this...

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 16-gigabyte iPad 3s are equipped with preloaded applications such as Blackboard. Students are...

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