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Nov. 1, 2012
GALESBURG—Plenty of new faces on his roster means Carl Sandburg College men’s basketball coach Ryan Twaddle will be preaching patience during the initial weeks of the season for the Chargers.
 

“We’re pretty young,” said Twaddle, entering his sixth season as Sandburg’s coach. “We’ve got 12 freshmen and three sophomores, so we understand it will be more of a process with this team early on rather than having a bunch of returners who can pick up everything...

Nov. 1, 2012
FREEPORT—Caitlyn Godfrey had a team-best 17 kills and six blocks, but the Carl Sandburg College volleyball team ended its season with a 25-16, 22-25, 25-20, 25-17 loss at Highland on Wednesday in the opening round of the Region IV tournament.

 

The Chargers (14-18) never trailed in the second set to even the match at a set apiece, but Highland used a 5-0 run in the third and a 7-1 stretch in the fourth to put the match away.

 

Godfrey, who had...

Oct. 31, 2012
GALESBURG—Registration begins Nov. 5 for the 2013 spring semester at Carl Sandburg College. In-district and online student tuition for Sandburg is $138 per credit hour. One year of tuition at Sandburg can help you save more than $6,000 over attending a four-year public college and more than $26,000 over attending a four-year private college.
 

Online registration for the spring semester ends at midnight Jan. 13 and classes begin Jan. 14. Complete the...

Oct. 31, 2012
GALESBURG – Carl Sandburg College recently inducted 28 new members into its Chi Kappa chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, an honor society for two-year colleges.

 

The fall 2012 inductees were Kyle Coffin (Galesburg), Lynn Conner (Galesburg), Esther Crain (Galesburg), Kristi Endicott (Galesburg), Suzette Hall (Dahinda), Melissa Hammitt (Monmouth), Stephen Hartman (Galesburg), Tag Hartman-Simkins (Galesburg), Andrew Hayes (Galesburg), Jessica Huston (Carthage),...

Oct. 31, 2012
GALESBURG – Carl Sandburg College will hold a seminar for families of prospective first-generation college students from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 5 in the Welcome Center in Building B on the Main Campus in Galesburg, 2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd.

 

A student is considered first-generation when neither parent has a bachelor’s degree, but the program is open to all families interested in learning about applying to college. The seminar, “Exploring College,” will provide...

Oct. 31, 2012
GALESBURG—Carl Sandburg College will hold open houses Nov. 12 at its locations in Galesburg, Carthage and Bushnell as well as Nov. 13 at the Annex in downtown Galesburg. The College invites prospective students to take a campus tour, learn about transfer programs and get to know Sandburg at these open houses.

 

The Main Campus in Galesburg, 2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd., will host open houses at 9 and 1 p.m. Nov. 12 in the Welcome Center in Building B. The...

Oct. 30, 2012
GALESBURG—Carl Sandburg College volleyball player Caitlyn Godfrey has been voted to the all-Region IV Division II District A team.

 

Godfrey, a 6-foot middle hitter from Princeville, leads the Chargers this season in kills (376), kills per set (3.62), attack attempts (695), aces (38) and solo blocks (64). She’s also second on the team with a .393 attack percentage and her 132 digs rank fourth.

 

“This was a goal of mine going into this season...

DIXON—Carl Sandburg College cross country members Haley Bolliger and Derek Foley each qualified for the NJCAA Division I national championships at Saturday’s Region IV championship at Sauk Valley Community College.

 

Bolliger (below, left), a freshman from Tremont, finished fourth in the 5-kilometer women’s race after crossing the finish line in 20 minutes, 5 seconds. She was 58 seconds behind champion Ali Proffitt of College of DuPage. Foley (below, right), a sophomore from...

Oct. 26, 2012
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College TRIO Upward Bound program has been awarded a new five-year grant cycle that runs through August 2017.

 

“Having the TRIO Upward Bound program funded for another grant cycle is a great accomplishment for this institution and for the community,” said Tony Bentley, director of TRIO Upward Bound at Sandburg. “The success of this program is directly connected to the support Upward Bound receives from not only Carl Sandburg...

Oct. 25, 2012
MALTA—The Carl Sandburg College volleyball team closed its regular season with a 25-18, 25-18, 25-21 loss at 16th-ranked Kishwaukee on Tuesday in Arrowhead Conference action.

 

Freshman setter Lexa Mahr led the Chargers with 26 assists and five digs, and sophomore middle hitter Caitlyn Godfrey had team-highs of 10 kills and two blocks for Sandburg.

 

Freshman outside hitter Courtney Learned added six kills and sophomore outside hitter Mercedes...

Oct. 23, 2012
GALESBURG—Carl Sandburg College and Bellevue University have partnered to ensure that students who graduate from Sandburg will have their associate degree and other credits transfer smoothly to Bellevue University, allowing them to complete their bachelor’s degree in as little as 15 months.

 

The partnership allows students to apply and transfer their credits to Bellevue University at no cost. Students who earn their associate degree at Sandburg will have...

Oct. 22, 2012
KANKAKEE—The Carl Sandburg College men’s soccer team lost 2-1 to Kankakee on Monday in the opening round of the Region IV tournament.
 

Kankakee scored the game-winning goal on a penalty kick in the 36th minute after Sandburg defender Connor Benson was called for a handball in the box.
 

“There was nobody really around him, and he went to kick it and the ball popped straight up and hit his hand,” Chargers coach Allen Eskridge said. “It was...

Oct. 16, 2012
GALESBURG—Carl Sandburg College will host representatives from nearly 30 colleges, universities and vocational schools during College Night 2012 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 23 at Hamilton High School, 1100 Keokuk St., Hamilton.

 

The following schools are scheduled to attend:
 

Ashford University
Augustana College
Bellevue University
Blackburn College
Carl Sandburg College
Eastern Illinois University
...

Oct. 19, 2012
GALESBURG—Carl Sandburg College will host representatives from nearly 50 colleges, universities and vocational schools during College Night 2012 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 22 in John Lewis Gymnasium on the Main Campus in Galesburg, 2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd.

 

The following schools are scheduled to attend:

 

Ashford University
Augustana College
Bellevue University
Benedictine University
Blackburn College
Bradley...

Oct. 18, 2012
GALESBURG—Carl Sandburg College has been named the national champion in the Small Colleges Category of the eighth annual Digital Community Colleges Survey by e.Republic’s Center for Digital Education. This is the sixth year in a row Sandburg has been named one of the top 10 colleges in its category, which includes schools with less than 5,000 students.

 

“Carl Sandburg College is thrilled to be recognized as the No. 1 community college in our category for...

BYRON—The Carl Sandburg College men’s golf team qualified for the NJCAA Division II national tournament for the third time in four years after finishing second at the Region IV tournament Oct. 6 at PrairieView Golf Course.
 

The Chargers shot 951 for the three-day tournament, edging Elgin by one shot for the second and final national-qualifying spot. Black Hawk won the tournament with a three-day total of 916. Black Hawk’s Cody Bender was the medalist with a 224.
 

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Oct. 17, 2012
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College volleyball team picked up a much-needed victory and raised money for a much-needed cause Wednesday night at John Lewis Gymnasium.
 

The Chargers beat Black Hawk 25-19, 11-25, 26-24, 25-13 in an Arrowhead Conference match and donated proceeds from their Pink Out Night to Braves coach Mary Davis, a breast cancer survivor who is now battling bone cancer.
 

Sandburg (13-11, 6-5) used a 7-0 run to take control of...

Oct. 17, 2012
OGLESBY—The Carl Sandburg College volleyball team evened its Arrowhead Conference record with a 26-24, 15-25, 25-19, 21-25, 18-16 victory at Illinois Valley on Tuesday night.

 

Freshman setter Lexa Mahr had 35 assists, 11 kills, six digs and an ace for the Chargers (12-11, 5-5), and sophomore outside hitter Mercedes Sazone notched 10 kills and 11 digs.

 

Sophomore middle hitter Caitlyn Godfrey had a team-leading 17 kills along with four blocks...

Oct. 15, 2012
DIXON—Haley Bolliger and Derek Foley each posted eighth-place finishes to lead the Carl Sandburg College cross country teams at the Sauk Valley Invite on Saturday.

 

Bolliger crossed the line in the 5-kilometer women’s race in 20 minutes, 46 seconds to pace the Chargers, who finished seventh in the team standings with 161 points. Sophomore Sara Pille finished in 21:41 for 23rd place, and sophomore Lindsay Beach was 34th in 22:38. Freshman Abbie Billeter...

Oct. 15, 2012
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College volleyball team lost to Waubonsee 26-24, 18-25, 25-20, 25-23 on Friday night in a nonconference match at John Lewis Gymnasium.

 

The Chargers (11-11) were led by freshman setter Lexa Mahr’s 40 assists, nine kills and four digs. Sophomore libero Dani Lessard added 12 digs and three kills, and sophomore middle hitter Caitlyn Godfrey had a team-high 17 kills to go along with four aces, four digs and two blocks. Freshman...

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