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July 25, 2016
MACOMB/GALESBURG — Carl Sandburg College and Western Illinois University on Monday renewed a decade-long agreement that demonstrates the institutions' commitment to working together to provide quality, affordable education for college students in the western Illinois region. The agreement was first signed in 2006, and it provided Sandburg students with maximum course credit transferability into Western's Bachelor of Arts in General Studies (BGS) degree program (formerly...

July 8, 2016
GALESBURG — Carl Sandburg College will host K-12 educators from throughout the state during the EdCamp Leaders Illinois “unconference” from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. July 11 on the Main Campus in Galesburg, 2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd.

This free event is part of an annual international occasion organized by the Penn Graduate School of Education’s Mid-Career Innovations Lab and is designed specifically for teachers and their needs. Unlike traditional conferences that have...

July 7, 2016
GALESBURG — The Carl Sandburg College women’s basketball, women’s cross country and softball teams have earned NJCAA Academic Team Award honorable mentions for their outstanding performances in the classroom during the 2015-16 academic year.

Teams had to have at least a 3.0 overall grade point average in order to be eligible. Teams with the highest GPA in each sport were named an NJCAA Academic Team of the Year, with other qualifying teams earning...

July 6, 2016
GALESBURG — A record 19 Carl Sandburg College student-athletes received NJCAA Academic Student-Athlete Awards for their success in the classroom during the 2015-16 academic year.


Student-athletes with a 4.00 cumulative GPA were awarded the Pinnacle Award for Academic Excellence. Those with a GPA of 3.80-3.99 received the Superior Academic Achievement Award, and those with a cumulative GPA of 3.60-3.79 were given the Exemplary Academic Achievement Award....

July 5, 2016
GALESBURG — Kevin Mahlan, who boasts 15 years of experience as a head coach, has been hired as the new men’s soccer coach at Carl Sandburg College.


Mahlan, who also will serve as fitness skills coach at the College, comes to the Chargers after spending the last two seasons as the women’s soccer coach at Iowa Lakes Community College. A native of Lindenhurst, N.Y., Mahlan started his college coaching career in 2011 as the men’s soccer coach at Tri-County (S....

July 1, 2016
GALESBURG — Carl Sandburg College has announced the names of students who have completed graduation requirements and graduated from the College at the end of the 2016 spring semester or pre-summer session.

Avon — James Hiett
Monmouth — Racheal Leath

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Bushnell — Chloe Simmons
Carthage — Becky Yoho
Oneida —...

July 1, 2016
GALESBURG — Students in the Carl Sandburg College Upward Bound Summer Academic Enrichment program will hold an open house from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. July 7 in the Lonnie Eugene Stewart Art Gallery in Building D on the Main Campus in Galesburg, 2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd., to showcase their work.

The summer program is a six-week educational experience for first-year and returning Upward Bound scholars. The main objective of the summer program is to keep students...

June 29, 2016
GALESBURG — Carl Sandburg College has released the names of students who qualified for the dean’s list and honors list for the 2016 spring semester.


To qualify for the dean’s list, a student must be enrolled full-time (at least 12 credit hours) and earn a grade point average of at least 3.5 (on a 4.0 scale). To qualify for the honors list, a student must be enrolled full-time and earn a grade point average of 3.0 to 3.49. The College also has made dean’s...

June 28, 2016
GALESBURG — Enjoy an afternoon of fun and friendly competition for a good cause at the eighth annual Carl Sandburg College Alumni & Friends Golf Outing on July 25 at Lake Bracken Country Club.

Registration for the outing begins at noon, followed by a shotgun start at 1 p.m. and awards dinner at 5 p.m. Cost for the four-person team scramble is $80 per player for 18 holes, cart rental and dinner. If you do not register with a foursome, you will be...

June 24, 2016
GALESBURG — Get your start in the growing field of healthcare by enrolling in a 12-week pharmacy technician course during the fall semester through Carl Sandburg College’s Corporate & Leisure College.

The course provides students a foundation in the skills necessary for employment as a pharmacy technician in a retail setting and will prepare them for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board exam.

Fall semester offerings of the...

June 17, 2016
GALESBURG — Forty-nine Carl Sandburg College student-athletes earned Academic All-Arrowhead Conference honors for their performances in the classroom during the 2015-2016 academic year, matching the College record set just last year.


All 10 Chargers teams had at least one player earn academic all-conference honors. Four athletes — sophomore Cassandra Ellison (Monmouth, Ill./United), sophomore Megan Mixer (Burlington, Iowa/Burlington), freshman Amy Newell...

June 16, 2016
GALESBURG — Registration is still available for Carl Sandburg College’s Kids on Campus summer program, which will take place Aug. 1-5 on the Main Campus in Galesburg, 2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd.


Kids on Campus is open to all students, regardless of academic standing. Courses will be available in the following subject areas: art, science, math, history, English, writing, cooking, astronomy, health, physical fitness, performing arts, adventure and nature. Some...

June 16, 2016
GALESBURG — Carl Sandburg College is accepting applications through Aug. 5 for its one-year cosmetology certificate program, which will begin classes in the fall semester.

Sandburg’s cosmetology program prepares students to become licensed cosmetologists in Illinois and utilizes methods created by the international hair and beauty company Pivot Point. This program has specific ACT and placement test scores that students must meet in order to apply....

June 15, 2016
GALESBURG — Registration is available for Carl Sandburg College’s Corporate & Leisure College webinar, Social Media for Small Businesses, which will be offered at 1 p.m. June 23.


Led by Bill Gaither, coordinator of multimedia at Sandburg, this webinar is for those who may not be sure where to begin with social media or are unsure why they should bother. The one-hour overview will focus on how small businesses can use social media sites to help promote...

June 15, 2016
GALESBURG — More than 200 K-12 teachers and administrators from throughout Illinois are at Carl Sandburg College and Lombard Middle School this week for the inaugural Whatever It Takes Conference (WITcon). During the conference, which runs today through Friday, education leaders will share strategies to engage students, learn new ways to use technology tools and discover ways to shift school/classroom culture.

Featured speakers for WITcon include Illinois...

June 10, 2016
GALESBURG — All are welcome to take part in the Carl Sandburg College Community Garden’s second annual open garden sessions from 1-3 p.m. June 17 and 9-11 a.m. June 18. The garden is located just off South Lake Storey Road on the College’s Main Campus in Galesburg, 2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd. Garden volunteers will provide tours and tips as well as show some of the new techniques they are using this year.

Started in 2011 and run entirely by volunteers, the...

June 8, 2016
GALESBURG — Carl Sandburg College is accepting applications through July 1 for its paramedic and medical assistant programs, both of which will begin in the fall semester and are one-year certificate programs. The paramedic program also has an option for students to earn an Associate in Applied Science degree with an additional year of instruction.

Registration also is available for Sandburg’s 16-week EMT course, which takes place in the evenings during...

June 7, 2016
GALESBURG — The Galesburg Academy of Martial Arts has established a scholarship through the Carl Sandburg College Foundation that will fund a $500 scholarship annually in memory of Kyleb Clevenger, beginning with the 2017-2018 academic year.

The Kyleb Clevenger Memorial Scholarship was made possible through the dedication and hard work of the academy’s annual Open Martial Art Tournament, which takes place at Sandburg. Aaron Duke, founder of the academy,...

May 24, 2016
GALESBURG — Gale Elementary School’s fourth grade class along with teacher Roxanne Green, and parent volunteers Curtis Kilgore and Bri Cox, visited the Carl Sandburg College Community Garden Monday, May 16.


The students grew flowers from seeds at their school and brought them to plant around the perimeter and through the garden. They planted 600 marigolds, 20 sweet asylums and 20 zinnias with assistance from Community Garden volunteers and master...

May 20, 2016
GALESBURG — Glass Favorites Corvette Club recently donated $1,000 to the Carl Sandburg College Foundation to fund two $500 scholarships for the 2016-2017 academic year.

To be eligible for the scholarship, students must have a minimum 2.5 GPA, be a full-time student in either the automotive technology or nursing program at Sandburg and be a resident of Knox County or Warren County.

Founded in 1969, the Carl Sandburg College Foundation is a...