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Nov. 10, 2015
Text of Carl Sandburg College President Dr. Lori Sundberg's testimony to the Illinois House of Representatives on Nov. 10 regarding funding for Illinois community colleges:

 

Thank you, Mr. Speaker, and honorable members of the House for giving me the opportunity to address you today.

 

I stand before you as a community college president who is facing some very difficult situations and equally painful decisions. I know you are aware the lack of...

Nov. 6, 2015
GALESBURG — Two girls float to outer space in a hot-air balloon and encounter alien life in Carl Sandburg College’s production for children, “Outer Limits,” which runs Nov. 12-14. Written and directed by Sandburg assistant professor of theatre Susan Sharp, the 30-minute production is for children of all ages.

 

The ensemble tells the story of two girls (Mia Ismal of Galesburg and Katie Spring of Oneida) who sneak onto a hot-air balloon at a carnival, only to...

Nov. 3, 2015
GALESBURG — Carl Sandburg College women’s basketball coach Mike Bailey had a good foundation in place when it came to assembling his roster for the 2015-16 season.

 

The Chargers return six players from last season, including their top two scorers in forward McKenna Weaver (Bartonville, Ill./Limestone) and guard Jessica Lieber (Galesburg, Ill./Galesburg). Weaver averaged 14.5 points as a freshman while earning All-Arrowhead Conference and All-Region IV...

Nov. 1, 2015
PALATINE — Carl Sandburg College women’s cross country runner Andrea Gordon (Normal, Ill./Normal West) qualified for the NJCAA Division I Championships after finishing fourth in the Region IV championship Saturday at Harper College.
 

Gordon, a freshman, finished the 5-kilometer course in 20 minutes, 46.15 seconds to pace the Chargers, who took third place as a team with 79 points. Gordon’s finish was good enough to advance to nationals, which will take...

Oct. 30, 2015
GALESBURG — The Carl Sandburg College men’s basketball team enters the 2015-2016 season with several new faces, but Chargers coach Ryan Twaddle doesn’t necessarily view that as a negative.

 

“We may not have very many guys who played a lot of minutes for us last year, but I think we have a lot of talented guys who are going to be competing for minutes,” Twaddle said. “When you have a lot of new bodies, everyone wants to show why they deserve to play, and...

Oct. 29, 2015
GALESBURG — Carl Sandburg College is hosting a visiting staff member from the Netherlands as part of a professional exchange program through the Illinois Consortium for International Studies and Programs (ICISP).

 

Wim van den Born, a functional manager at Noordeport, a vocational and postsecondary institution in the Dutch province of Groningen, is in the midst of his second and final week at Sandburg.

 

Van den Born has observed daily life at...

Oct. 21, 2015
GALESBURG — Dr. Mario Masvidal, a professor at University of the Arts in Havana, Cuba, will give presentations at 12:15 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Nov. 18 in the Student Center on Carl Sandburg College’s Main Campus in Galesburg, 2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd. Both lectures are free and open to the public.

 

Masvidal’s visit comes as a result of the trip President Dr. Lori Sundberg and other Illinois community college leaders made to Cuba last February. Their trip was an...

Oct. 14, 2015
GALESBURG — Carl Sandburg College’s second art show of the 2015-16 academic year features Chris Troutman’s “Divided Drawings.” The show runs Oct. 19-Jan. 11 in the Lonnie Eugene Stewart Art Gallery. The opening reception will be 6-8 p.m. Oct. 23.

 

A native of Kansas City, Mo., Troutman graduated from Bradley University in 2003 with a Bachelor’s in Fine Arts in drawing and painting, and he earned a Master’s in Fine Arts in drawing and painting in 2008 from...

Oct. 12, 2015
GALESBURG — Carl Sandburg College’s Trevor Lay (Kewanee, Ill./Wethersfield) is going back to the NJCAA Division II Men’s Golf Championship.

 

The Chargers sophomore clinched at spot at nationals for the second straight year after finishing sixth overall at the Region IV tournament, which took place Thursday-Saturday at Aldeen Golf Club in Rockford.

 

Lay’s 54-hole total of 238 (76-83-79) on the par-72 course gave him the third of the region’s...

Oct. 7, 2015
CARTHAGE — Representatives from more than 35 colleges, universities and vocational schools will be on hand for Carl Sandburg College’s 2015 College Night from 6:30-8 p.m. Oct. 20 at Hamilton High School, 270 N. 10th St., Hamilton.

 

College Night is designed for those who are interested in attending college but have not decided on a school. Representatives from each school in attendance will be on hand to answer questions about academic programs,...

Oct. 6, 2015
GALESBURG — Representatives from more than 50 colleges, universities and vocational schools will be on hand for Carl Sandburg College’s 2015 College Night from 6-7:30 p.m. Oct. 19 in John M. Lewis Gymnasium on the Main Campus in Galesburg, 2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd.
 

College Night is designed for those who are interested in attending college but have not decided on a school. Representatives from each school in attendance will be on hand to answer questions...

Oct. 6, 2015
GALESBURG — Author, world traveler and inspirational speaker Leon Logothetis will make an appearance at Carl Sandburg College at noon Oct. 7 in the Student Center on the Main Campus in Galesburg, 2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd.

 

Formerly a broker in London, Logothetis gave it up for a life on the road as a writer, adventurer and philanthropist. Logothetis has visited more than 90 countries and traveled to every continent. He is the host of the National Geographic...

Oct. 6, 2015
GALESBURG — Carl Sandburg College’s Chi Kappa chapter of Phi Theta Kappa honor society inducted 20 new members during a ceremony Oct. 1 on the Main Campus in Galesburg.

 

The new members for fall 2015 are: Mackenzie Bates (Galesburg), Megan Brown (Canton), Allyson Buckert (Hamilton), Kelsey Davies (London Mills), David Fisher (Pekin), Taylor Gladfelter (Williamsfield), Elena Jimenez (Galesburg), Madison Kelley (Galesburg), Brooke Lester (Galesburg), Carly...

Sept. 1, 2015
GALESBURG — Carl Sandburg College received the third-highest ranking of Illinois community colleges and rated among the top 30 percent nationally in a list of 2015’s top community colleges compiled by WalletHub.

 

Sandburg was rated behind only Shawnee Community College and Kankakee Community College among 31 institutions in Illinois that were listed, and it ranked 194th out of the 670 U.S. community colleges listed.

 

Sandburg was rated...

Aug. 31, 2015
GALESBURG — Carl Sandburg College’s first art show of the 2015-16 academic year features the stunning photography of Ann Conver and friends. The show runs through Oct. 12 in the Lonnie Eugene Stewart Art Gallery; the opening reception will be 6-8 p.m. Sept. 11.

 

The gallery showcases the work of Conver as well as several of her students — Thomas Baker, Veronica Barzallo, Jeff Burton, Christine Dunn, Ken Filpipiak, Brittany Hancock, Phyllis McMurray, Eric...

Aug. 28, 2015
GALESBURG — Carl Sandburg College received from the National Student Clearinghouse outstanding news this week on its completion efforts as compared to other community college students across the country.

 

First-time degree-seeking students who started full-time at Sandburg in the fall 2008 semester had a completion rate 20 percent higher than the national benchmark, according to a report issued by the Clearinghouse’s Research Center.

 

The...

Aug. 28, 2015
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 2015 summer session.

 

ASSOCIATE DEGREES
ASSOCIATE IN APPLIED SCIENCE
Accounting
Galesburg — Malcolm Phillip
Maquon — Thomas Endres

 

Mortuary Science
Danville, Iowa — Lindsay Leathers
Dixon — Sarah Stearns
Knoxville — Zoie Gilbertson...

Aug. 25, 2015
GALESBURG — The Carl Sandburg College Foundation presented its 2015 Community Honoree of the Year to Dave Andersen during the second annual Mr. Sandburg’s Garden Party earlier this month for Andersen’s significant accomplishments and contributions benefiting Sandburg students, programs and capital needs.

 

Andersen, general foreman at Galesburg’s BNSF Railway diesel facility, was instrumental through his persistence, networking and commitment in...

Aug. 24, 2015
GALESBURG — Carl Sandburg College, in cooperation with the Knox County Workforce Office, G&M Distributors and Spoon River College, will offer a four-week CDL training class starting Sept. 28 in Galesburg.

 

Students must be able to pass a Department of Transportation physical and drug test in addition to having a valid driver’s license. Tuition assistance will be to those who meet WIOA qualifications. The cost of tuition also covers all study materials...

Aug. 18, 2015
BUSHNELL — The deadline is Aug. 21 to register for a 12-week pharmacy technician course this fall through Carl Sandburg College’s Corporate and Leisure College. This class is ideal for those who may not be college-bound or are re-entering the workforce and in search of short-term training.

 

Instructor Jami Park is a registered pharmacist who will provide students a foundation in the skills necessary for employment as a pharmacy technician in a retail...

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