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UIS Feature: Throwback Thursday

Students conduct research for their educational administration class in a photo taken circa 1970-73. The photographic history of SSU/UIS can be found online in Campus Archival Documents.

UIS Feature: Throwback Thursday

A photograph from the first Floppy Hat Day, held April 16, 1971 at Sangamon State University. The event was held in response to criticisms from a State Senator regarding Professor Gus Stevens' wearing a hat "in the presence of ladies." Stevens commented: "It's not what we wear, but what's under our hats that counts."

UIS Feature: Citizens of the World

UIS student Bridget Donley traveled to The Gambia, West Africa. She chose The Gambia because she works to help families, primarily West Africans, immigrate legally to America. “After experiencing Africa for myself, I now have a much greater appreciation of the continent of Africa and the diversity of its land and people,” she says.

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