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Chamber Choir to celebrate 50 years of Madrigal Feaste

The first USI Madrigal Feast was directed by David Deeg in 1969 in the Forum building.

Emma Corry, Features Editor

November 19, 2019

The first USI Madrigal Feast was hosted in 1969 by the Director of the Mid-American Singers David Deeg. It was catered by Betty Rice, the wife of USI’s first president David Rice.  The Mid-American Singers grew from 16 members to become the university's Chamber Choir and the event is still going ...

Galleries showcase artistry of wood

John McNaughtan, a professor emeritus of art, created this piece titled

Emma Corry, Features Editor

September 24, 2019

A wooden dresser with a flower on top sits in the McCutchan Art Center/Pace Galleries. John McNaughton, a professor emeritus of art, made the piece titled “Reliquary” for a woman named Ann Lannert. The dresser was made to store the ashes of her and her children. The two leaves of the flower repres...

Volunteer USI recognizes students, mentors, members of the community

Jennie Puckett, a 2003 graduate, Darrin Sorrells, a learning assistance specialist, and Rebeka Mercker, a senior biology pre-med major, accept their awards.

Jeana Everhart, Staff Writer

September 2, 2019

Volunteer USI recognized three recipients of the Volunteer of the Year awards during their annual dinner Aug. 21. The awards recognize a student, a mentor who is a part of the university faculty or staff, and a volunteer who is a part of the university’s faculty, staff or alumni. Each volunteer was...

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