history (GSU's past)
On July 17, 1969, mankind was holding its collective breath anxiously waiting for Neil Armstrong to land on the moon.
"Funny Girl" and "Midnight Cowboy" were box-office successes.
The newly elected Nixon Administration said it was deferring work on housing and urban problems until it ended the Vietnam War and inflation.
The 1969 Volkswagen Beetle was a beauty at $1,799.
And Illinois Gov. Richard Ogilvie came to a party in the south suburbs to sign legislation that created Governors State University.
The new university was the outgrowth of long-range planning by the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE) which recognized a need for commuter campuses.
Office of University Relations, "Press Release, 1989-06-21" (1989). Press Releases. 726.