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UIS Feature: Throwback Thursday

Robert Jackson (standing) teaches a class outside on campus in a photo taken circa 1970. The photographic history of SSU/UIS can be found online in Campus Archival Documents.

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.

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.

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