The Shield

Dr. David L. Rice helped push the university into becoming independent.

David L. Rice: building a foundation

Emma Corry, Features Editor January 21, 2020

Robert Reid said that David Rice understood, better than anyone, that USI needed to be whatever the community thought was needed.  Rice was the founding president of USI where he served for 27 years....

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

Chamber Choir to celebrate 50 years of Madrigal Feaste

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...

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