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Former librarian dies in car accident

Riley Guerzini, News Editor
March 1, 2017
Filed under News

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
Filed under Opinion

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
Filed under News

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
Filed under Opinion

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
Filed under News Briefs

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
Filed under Features

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
Filed under News

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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