40 Year Anniversary

We’re celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Sangamon State University and the University of Illinois Springfield.

In August 2010, we’ll kick off our 40th Anniversary celebration at the annual Faculty/Staff Convocation, and continue the festivities until January of 2011.

SSU-UIS 40th Anniversary LogoMany campus units are designating their annual events as part of the 40th celebration. For example, Friends of Brookens Library is planning an event that will explore what folks were reading in the 1970s.

Share your memories:

The Poetry

Read the poetry of John Knoepfle, on becoming a University of Illinois campus, and on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of SSU-UIS.

The Stories

Read about staff, faculty, and students who have passed through the halls of SSU and UIS.

Calendar of Events

See all events »

Did You Know?


Coming Soon:

  • A Complete History of SSU-UIS
    You’ll be able to download a PDF with the story of 40 Years in the Making.
  • 40 Years in Photos
    A visual history of SSU-UIS

Planning a 40th Event?

  • Are you planning a campus anniversary event?
    (between August 2010 and January
    Do you want to list your event in the 40 Years calendar?
    Send your event info »
  • Download the 40 Years Logo for your publicity.
    High resolution file for printing (zip file 600k)
    Low resolution file for web, email, and basic docs (gif file 8k)