hard to believe it's been fifty years
since a drove of dreamers gathered
to launch learning in a cornfield we
began in town though bcz the site
was silt no structures yet nor seats
(we floorsat at first) – but what a
grand time we had then and since
class could be held anywhere though
mine once met blindfold on the square
– in a cement yard – on traintracks – by
the luminous lake – we were evicted from
a bank too the door slammed behind us
times have changed of course but SSU-UIS
is fully fixed a star in state and springfield's crown let's give huzzahs for this auspicious
anniversary. doff our floppy hats to fifty more!

2020 Jacqueline Jackson

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  • John Morgan

    @ VFW Post #755

    Fri., Jan. 29, 8 p.m. and Sat., Jan. 30, 7:30 & 9:30 p.m.