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Jan. 8, 2013
GALESBURG—Sophomore guard Seth Wickert (Macomb, Ill./Macomb) scored a game-high 23 points and freshman forward Mitch Wendling (Athens, Ill./Athens) hit four key free throws down the stretch to lift the Carl Sandburg College men’s basketball team to an 81-76 win over Kishwaukee on Tuesday at John M. Lewis Gymnasium in the teams’ Arrowhead Conference opener.

 

The Chargers (10-5, 1-0) rebounded from a home loss Saturday against Olive-Harvey to pick up their...

Jan. 8, 2013
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College women’s basketball team dropped its Arrowhead Conference opener 75-41 to Kishwaukee on Tuesday night at John M. Lewis Gymnasium.

 

Sandburg (5-7, 0-1), which had a three-game winning streak snapped, found itself down just 32-25 at halftime. A 10-2 burst gave Kishwaukee (12-6, 1-0) a 28-18 lead, but a layup by freshman forward Marysa Remick (ROWVA) and 3-pointer from sophomore guard Makenzie Frank (Knoxville) helped the...

Jan. 7, 2013
GALESBURG—Carl Sandburg College has been selected by the Community College Futures Assembly (CCFA) as a finalist for the 2013 Bellwether Award.
 

Sandburg’s submission, “Leveraging the Cloud for Student Success and Institutional Effectiveness,” was named a finalist in the Planning, Governance and Finance category. The category features programs or activities that have been designed and successfully implemented to improve efficiency and effectiveness in the...

Jan. 7, 2013
GALESBURG—Olive-Harvey rallied from a 12-point halftime deficit to hand the Carl Sandburg College men’s basketball team an 88-78 loss on Saturday afternoon at John M. Lewis Gymnasium.

 

The Chargers (9-5) led by as much as 18 in the first half and still had a 43-31 advantage at halftime before Olive-Harvey came back for the victory. The loss snapped a three-game winning streak for Sandburg.

 

Freshman forward Aaron Powers (Springfield, Ill./...

Jan. 5, 2013
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College women’s basketball game scheduled for 1 p.m. today against Olive-Harvey at John M. Lewis Gymnasium has been canceled. The men’s basketball game scheduled for 3 p.m. today at home against Olive-Harvey will go on as scheduled.

 

Both Sandburg teams will be back in action Tuesday against Kishwaukee at John M. Lewis Gymnasium to begin their Arrowhead Conference schedules. The women’s game will begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by...

Jan. 4, 2013
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College Literacy Coalition is seeking volunteers for tutoring. Basic volunteer training sessions will take place from 1 to 5 p.m. Jan. 13, 20 and 27 in Room 103 of George Davis Hall on the campus of Knox College.

 

Basic training is 16 hours. Twelve hours are completed in class, and the remaining four hours are individual and depend on the interest of the volunteer. Training, tutoring books and materials are free. Food will be...

Jan. 4, 2013
GALESBURG—Carl Sandburg College will host the 30th annual Knox County Association for Home and Community Education (KCAHCE) Class Day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 23 on the Main Campus in Galesburg, 2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd.

 

Class Day allows participants to attend up to five classes in eight categories for $25, which includes lunch. There will be 55 classes offered, covering topics such as arts and crafts; technology; recreation/gardening; home and personal;...

Dec. 19, 2012
CRYSTAL LAKE—Freshman forward Aaron Powers (Springfield, Ill./Lanphier) scored a career-high 24 points as the Carl Sandburg College men’s basketball team won 100-78 at McHenry County (4-6) on Tuesday.

 

Freshman guard Juwan Hubbard (Rockford, Ill./Guilford) also had a career-high with 22 points as the Chargers (9-4) won their third in a row and for the fourth time in five games. Sophomore guard Zach Grover (Macomb, Ill./Macomb) scored 15 and sophomore guard...

Dec. 19, 2012
CRYSTAL LAKE—The Carl Sandburg College women’s basketball team picked up its third straight victory with a 52-33 win at McHenry County (2-10) on Tuesday.

 

Freshman forward Marysa Remick (ROWVA) scored a team-best 13 points and went 6 for 6 from the free-throw line as the Chargers (5-6) won for the fourth time in five games. Freshman forward Destini Bollinger (Astoria) added 11 points for Sandburg, which led 23-17 at halftime.

 

The 33 points...

Dec. 17, 2012
RIVER GROVE—Sophomore guard Zach Grover (Macomb, Ill./Macomb) hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to lift the Carl Sandburg College men’s basketball team to a 78-75 victory at Triton on Saturday afternoon.

 

Coming out of a timeout with 0.8 seconds left, sophomore guard Seth Wickert (Macomb, Ill./Macomb) inbounded the ball to Grover, who drained the shot to give the Chargers (8-4) their third win in the last four games.

 

“What a big win for us...

Dec. 13, 2012
GALESBURG—Every student in the most recent class of the Carl Sandburg College therapeutic massage program recently passed on their first attempt the certification exam assessed by the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards.
 

The FSMTB’s Massage and Bodywork Licensing Examination is recognized by 35 states, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Each student is now certified to take the licensure exam for each of those locations....

Dec. 13, 2012
GALESBURG—Every student in the most recent class of Carl Sandburg College’s nuclear medicine technology program recently passed the certification exam assessed by the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board.
 

The one-hour, 55-minute test includes 90 multiple-choice questions. Students are tested in radiation safety, instrumentation, clinical procedures and radiopharmacy. The NMTCB exam is recognized by 25 states, including Illinois and Iowa....

Dec. 13, 2012
After several weeks of analysis and writing, Kaylee Moseley’s hard work paid off. The first-year Carl Sandburg College student had finished her first major research project.

 

“I knew it would be a lot of work,” Moseley said. “It’s going to be really helpful for me in the future. I know more of what to expect and what’s expected of me.”

 

Moseley was one of several Sandburg students who presented posters and fielded questions from a public...

Dec. 13, 2012
GALESBURG—Carl Sandburg College student Joel Kouakou has been awarded a $250 scholarship from the Illinois Community College Student Activities Association.
 

Kouakou was one of three students in the state to receive the scholarship after attending the ICCSAA Fall Leadership Conference on Nov. 2-3 in Bloomington. Applicants had to submit a resume and a reflection essay describing what they learned during the conference and how their campus leadership...

Dec. 12, 2012
GALESBURG—It didn’t take long for the Carl Sandburg College women’s basketball team to turn the tables on John Wood.
 

The Chargers beat the Blazers 61-50 on Wednesday at John M. Lewis Gymnasium less than a month after losing to them on the road. Freshman forward Marysa Remick (ROWVA) scored a game-high 14 points and freshman forward Destini Bollinger (Astoria) added 13 points as Sandburg (4-6) avenged a 62-47 loss to the Blazers on Nov. 17 in Quincy....

Dec. 10, 2012
GALESBURG—Beginning with the 2013 spring semester, Carl Sandburg College will offer Saturday classes for the first time.

 

The four eight-week courses are designed as blended classes, meaning they’ll combine online work and study over the week on the student’s own time followed by a classroom period on Saturdays. The in-person classes will last an hour and 15 minutes.

 

“It’s tailored to a specific type of student to see if there’s an interest...

Dec. 10, 2012
GALESBURG—Freshman forward Aaron Powers (Springfield, Ill./Lanphier) scored 15 points off the bench to lead the Carl Sandburg College men’s basketball team to a 72-59 victory over Clinton on Saturday at John M. Lewis Gymnasium.

 

Freshman guard Juwan Hubbard (Rockford, Ill./Guilford) and sophomore guard Seth Wickert (Macomb, Ill./Macomb) each scored 12, and freshman forward Mitch Wendling (Athens, Ill./Athens) added 10 points for the Chargers (7-4)....

Dec. 7, 2012
GALESBURG—Ken Grodjesk knew at a young age that he was destined to be a teacher.

 

“I was called to it. It’s something I knew even as a kid. I’ve done a lot of things, but I always knew I was going to teach,” Grodjesk said. “I taught in scouts and worked for the recreation department — that involved teaching. I guess I was always teaching something.”

 

His passion has been preparing others. Now Grodjesk is preparing for his next chapter.

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Dec. 7, 2012
WEST BURLINGTON, Iowa—The Carl Sandburg College men’s basketball team lost 78-66 on Thursday at Southeastern Iowa. The Chargers (6-4) trailed 37-28 at halftime and cut Southeastern’s lead to as little as little as five points with 6 minutes, 3 second to go before the Blackhawks pulled away.

 

Freshman forward Mitch Wendling (Athens, Ill./Athens) led Sandburg with 16 points.

 

“We just couldn’t quite get over the hump,” Chargers coach Ryan...

Dec. 5, 2012
GALESBURG—Another strong defensive effort led the Carl Sandburg College women’s basketball team to a 54-43 victory over Monmouth JV on Wednesday night at John M. Lewis Gymnasium.

 

Freshman forward Destini Bollinger (Astoria) scored a game-high 12 points and fellow freshman forward Marysa Remick (ROWVA) added 10 points as the Chargers (3-6) won for the second time in three games. Sandburg has held opponents to 41 points per game during that stretch.

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