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Sept. 30, 2014
GALESBURG — A dream three years in the making became a reality Tuesday afternoon as Carl Sandburg College was formally introduced as a National Academy of Railroad Sciences (NARS) training site during a ceremonial contract signing on the Main Campus in Galesburg.

“There are times in a college’s life cycle that are defining moments,” Sandburg President Dr. Lori Sundberg said, “and we are participating in one of those moments right now for Carl Sandburg...

Sept. 30, 2014
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College volleyball team opened the second half of its Arrowhead Conference schedule with a 26-24, 25-19, 25-20 loss to Black Hawk East on Tuesday night at John M. Lewis Gymnasium.


Facing set point at 24-22 in the opener, the Chargers (7-7, 3-3) tied it with three straight points, including an ace from sophomore Justine Bodenhamer (Avon) and a block from sophomore Rachel Barr (Mendota). The Warriors, though, came back with a...

Sept. 30, 2014
GALESBURG—Carl Sandburg College on Monday was awarded more than $1 million as part of the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) competitive grant program, the White House announced.

Sandburg’s grant of $1,049,474 is part of a nearly $10 million award given to a consortium of five Illinois institutions that is spearheaded by Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and also includes Lewis and Clark Community College...

Sept. 30, 2014
MONMOUTH — The Carl Sandburg College volleyball team picked up its second win in a week over Monmouth JV, beating the Fighting Scots 25-18, 25-23, 24-26, 25-9 on Monday night.


The Chargers (6-7) were led by 10 kills apiece from sophomore Rachel Barr (Mendota) and freshman McKenna Weaver (Limestone). Barr also added five blocks, as did sophomore Sam Roth (Stark County). Brenna Comps (Abingdon-Avon) had a team-best 16 assists, while Brea Simkins (United)...

Sept. 29, 2014
ROCK ISLAND — The Carl Sandburg College cross country teams competed Friday in the Brissman-Lundeen Invitational hosted by Augustana College.


About 1,000 runners from approximately 40 colleges took part in one of Sandburg’s biggest meets of the season. The Chargers were led by sophomore Rimi Black (Taylor Ridge, Ill./Rockridge) in the men’s race as Black finished the 8-kilometer course in 28 minutes, 42 seconds.


Other finishers for the...

Sept. 27, 2014
GALESBURG—Morton jumped to an early lead and never looked back in handing the Carl Sandburg College men’s soccer team a 7-2 Region IV Premier Division loss Saturday afternoon at Kleine Equipment Field.

The Chargers (4-5-1, 3-2-0) have dropped three of their last four games since going unbeaten in four straight.

The Panthers (9-1-3, 4-0-1) grabbed a 3-0 lead less than 32 minutes in before Sandburg got on the board in the 42nd minute when...

Sept. 26, 2014
OTTUMWA, Iowa — The Carl Sandburg College volleyball team dropped a nonconference match at nationally ranked Indian Hills (Iowa) 25-17, 25-13, 25-18 on Thursday night.


The Chargers (5-7), playing for the fourth night in a row and third straight on the road, were led by sophomore Rachel Barr (Mendota) with six kills and four blocks. Sophomore Katie McGee (Galesburg) had four kills, freshman Brea Simkins (United) seven assists and sophomore Justine...

Sept. 25, 2014
NORMAL — The Carl Sandburg College men’s soccer team lost 1-0 in double overtime Wednesday evening in a nonconference match at Heartland.


The teams played to a scoreless regulation and first overtime period before the Hawks got the game-winner past Sandburg keeper Gerardo Molina (Guatemala City, Guatemala/Select Guatemala). It was just the second time the Chargers (4-4-1) have been shut out this season.


“We played a really good game, but...

Sept. 25, 2014
GALESBURG — The registration deadline is Oct. 3 for the “Healthy Workplace Environments: For Healthcare Workers” seminar, which will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 10 in the Student Center on Carl Sandburg College’s Main Campus in Galesburg, 2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd.

Sponsored by West Central Illinois Healthcare Continuing Education, the program will focus on healthy workplace environments for healthcare workers, with an emphasis on stress-...

Sept. 25, 2014
DIXON — The Carl Sandburg College volleyball team’s five-game winning streak came to an end with a 25-18, 25-18, 25-23 Arrowhead Conference loss at Sauk Valley on Wednesday.


The loss dropped the Chargers to 5-6 overall on the season and 3-2 in Arrowhead play.


Freshman setter Brenna Combs had 17 assists for Sandburg in the match.


"I was proud of the hustle we gave but we didn't execute,” Chargers coach Todd Winkler said. “...

Sept. 24, 2014
GALESBURG—Carl Sandburg College will host a signing ceremony at 2 p.m. Sept. 30 at the Center for Manufacturing Excellence on the Main Campus in Galesburg, 2051 Tom L. Wilson Blvd., to formally announce it as a National Academy of Railroad Sciences (NARS) training site.

Representatives from Sandburg, NARS, the City of Galesburg, BNSF Railway and Johnson County (Kan.) Community College will be on hand for the ceremony. The public is invited to attend....

Sept. 24, 2014
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College Career and Corporate Development Department will offer restaurant and non-restaurant food handler training classes from October-December at the Main Campus in Galesburg, Extension Center in Bushnell and Branch Campus in Carthage.

The Illinois Department of Public Health’s Division of Food, Drugs and Dairies has mandated that all food handlers working in restaurants must have completed training by Dec. 31. Participants...

Sept. 24, 2014
FREEPORT — The Carl Sandburg College volleyball team rallied win its fifth straight match with a 25-13, 24-26, 23-25, 25-16, 16-14 Arrowhead Conference victory at Highland on Tuesday night.


The Chargers (5-5, 3-1) won their third straight conference match and evened their overall record after dropping their first five contests of the season.


Sophomore Rachel Barr (Mendota) had a team-high nine blocks and sophomore Sam Roth (Stark County)...

Sept. 23, 2014
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College volleyball team earned its fourth straight victory with a 25-11, 25-22, 25-22 sweep of Monmouth JV on Monday night at John M. Lewis Gymnasium.

The Chargers (4-5), who have won 12 of their last 13 sets and haven’t dropped a set in three home matches, dominated the opener. Sandburg took 13 of the final 14 points, including three of the last four on aces from freshman McKenna Weaver (Limestone).


Sept. 22, 2014
LA SALLE — Sophomore Dylan Mullins (Metamora, Ill./Metamora) posted rounds in the 70s each day as the Carl Sandburg College men’s golf team finished fifth in the 16-team Illinois Valley Classic over the weekend.


Led by Mullins’ 3-over-par 75, the Sandburg Red team shot a season-best 311 during Saturday’s second round at Senica’s Oak Ridge. Freshman Trevor Lay (Kewanee, Ill./Wethersfield) and sophomore Austin McDougall III (Pekin, Ill./Pekin) each added a...

Sept. 22, 2014
GALESBURG — McHenry County handed the Carl Sandburg College men’s soccer team its first Region IV Premier Division loss with a 1-0 defeat Saturday afternoon at Kleine Equipment Field.

The Chargers (3-3-1, 3-1-0) also saw their four-game unbeaten string snapped despite outshooting the Scots 21-4.

McHenry County (4-4-1) scored the game’s lone goal in the 37th minute when Miguel Hernandez lofted a shot from near the sideline and outside the...

Sept. 22, 2014
GALESBURG — Sophomore Carlos Viganoni (Davie, Fla./Western) scored the golden goal in double overtime to lift the Carl Sandburg College men’s soccer team to a 2-1 victory over Rock Valley on Sunday at Kleine Equipment Field.


Freshman Camilo Martinez (Miami, Fla./American) lofted a pass from midfield that found Viganoni in stride. His right-footed shot in the box got past the Golden Eagles’ keeper and into the left side of the net to give Sandburg (4-3-1...

Sept. 19, 2014
SUGAR GROVE—The Carl Sandburg College men’s soccer team ran its unbeaten streak to four games with a 2-0 road victory over defending Region IV champion Waubonsee on Thursday.

Sandburg (3-2-1) jumped to a 2-0 lead at halftime and was able to hang on for the victory. The Chargers got on the board first when sophomore Malcolm Findlay (Palm Bay, Fla./Bayside) scored off an assist from freshman Andre Solorzano (Guatemala City, Guatemala/Select Guatemala) and...

Sept. 19, 2014
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College volleyball team held off a pair of set points in both the first and third sets as it swept Elgin 29-27, 25-16, 26-24 in a nonconference match Thursday night at John M. Lewis Gymnasium.

The Chargers (3-5) picked up their third straight victory after dropping their first five matches of the season, but this one didn’t come easy.

Sandburg held off set points at 24-23 and 26-25 in the first before escaping...

Sept. 17, 2014
MOLINE — The Carl Sandburg College volleyball team rallied to knock off Black Hawk 15-25, 25-16, 25-23, 28-26 on Tuesday in an Arrowhead Conference match.


Trailing 23-13 in the fourth set, sophomore Andi Hendrix (United) rattled off 11 straight service points to put the Chargers (2-5, 2-1) ahead 24-23, and Sandburg went on to close out its second straight conference victory.


Freshman Brea Simkins (United) and Brenna Combs (Abingdon-Avon)...