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125 Years of Innovation in Education

In September 1895, Fairmount College, the forerunner of Wichita State University, held its first classes at the corner of 21st Street and Hillside. Now, 125 years later, we celebrate the ever-expanding role of our institution as a pillar of cultural and academic excellence, a vital engine of economic growth and a positive force in the lives of millions.

Join in as we plan our Quasquicentennial with a host of events, activities, stories and history.

125th logo

Planning Our Quasquicentennial Toolkit


Logos and graphics

Download includes a zipped file with a scalable eps file and a png. Click image to begin download.

125th color logo

125th color logo
125th black and white logo
125th black and white logo

125th logo with Wichita flag

125th logo with Wichita flag
black and white Wichita flag
Black and yellow Wichita flag

 

Design Templates

Below are a few 125th templates that may be used as a starting point for your project. Each design is set up as an InDesign document. Your download will include an InDesign CC (.indd) file and a legacy InDesign (.idml) file that can be opened by older versions of InDesign. Click image to begin download.

These templates are set in the font Klavika. If you do not have Klavika, you may request it from Creative Services.

125th folded handout template

125th folded handout template

125th flyer template

125th 8.5" x 11" flyer template

125th poster template

125th 11" x 17" poster template

125th profile image template

125th social media profile image template
Video Templates

Below are two motion video templates to use on your 125th video intros and outros. It’s recommended to use the textured template for general video and use the transparent template for adding a customized background. Click link to begin download.

Web Snippet

Snippet with 125th logo on the left and room for content on the right. Use for displaying content as you plan and implement content for the 125th anniversary. Change the background color, use it in a standard page or landing page, or as a sidebar, add an image or button links.

To find the snippet, go to the CMS toolbar, click "Insert Snippet" and search for "125th." See an example of all available combinations.

Planning Calendar

2020

July - Community Focused

  • City of Wichita turns 150
  • Hyatt Place grand opening

August - Welcomefest
Celebrating 1800-1900s

  • Students return
  • Welcomefest events
  • Getting to know Wichita State

September - WSU Birthday
Celebrating 1920-'30s

  • WSU's birthday - 9/11/1895
  • Academic Convocation
  • Volleyball / Softball
  • Latinx Heritage Month
  • Interfest

October - New Beginnings
Celebrating 1940-'50s

  • WuShock's birthday
  • WSU Open House / Family Weekend
  • Presidential Inauguration and Installation
  • Memorial '70's 50th anniversary
  • Start of basketball
  • Shocktoberfest
  • Homecoming

November / December - Forward Thinking
Celebrating 1960-'70s

  • Distinguished Scholarship Invitational
  • Koch Innovation Challenge
  • Finals & Commencement
  • Future Vision Quest
  • 3 Minute Thesis
  • U.S. election

2021

January / February - Welcome Back
Celebrating 1980-'90s

  • Back to school
  • Springfest events
  • Homecoming
  • Black & Yellow Day
  • Black History Month

March - New Season
Celebrating 2000s

  • AAC Tournament / March Madness
  • W-S-YOU event
  • Women's History Month
  • Shocker New Venture Competition

April - Rise of Technology
Celebrating 2010s

  • DiverseCity
  • Innovation Month
  • Earth Day
  • Open Streets
  • Hippodrome
  • Multicultural Greek Council Step Show
  • GRASP

May / June - Future of WSU

  • Finals & Commencement
  • Summer break
  • State track
  • Juneteenth
  • Summer classes begin
  • Riverfest