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Jan. 12, 2015
CARTHAGE—Carl Sandburg College is seeking enthusiastic and creative instructors to teach classes for its Kids on Campus summer program June 1-5 at Illini West High School. This event attracts several students each year from across the College’s district and offers classes in a variety of subjects to children in grades K-6.

Instructors are needed in many subject areas and are encouraged to submit proposals for classes they have an interest in teaching....

Jan. 10, 2015
GALESBURG—South Suburban dominated the second half and beat the Carl Sandburg College men’s basketball team 83-60 on Saturday afternoon at John M. Lewis Gymnasium in a matchup of national tournament qualifiers from last season.

The Bulldogs (9-8) took a 35-34 lead at halftime on Lavell Boyd’s jumper in the closing seconds. The Chargers (10-8) trailed 42-40 early in the second after a pair of free throws from freshman forward Tyson Parks IV (Galesburg, Ill...

Jan. 10, 2015
GALESBURG—Sixteenth-ranked South Suburban pulled away in the middle of the second half to hand the Carl Sandburg College women’s basketball team a 67-49 loss Saturday afternoon at John M. Lewis Gymnasium.

The Chargers (5-10) trailed 30-25 at halftime and were still down five with 13:44 to play when the Bulldogs (16-6) went to a full-court press and scored 15 of the next 17 to take a 52-32 lead with 9:17 to go.

Freshman guard Madison...

Jan. 8, 2015
GALESBURG—Openings are available for the inaugural Sandburg Futsal/Soccer Academy, which begins Jan. 18 and is led by Carl Sandburg College head coach Ariel Pesce and assistant coach Kokou Kaho.

Players ages 5 and older will be taught fundamentals, techniques and tactical awareness from a South American soccer/futsal perspective. Players will learn to receive and pass with all parts of their body as well as unique and individual team skills that can be...

Jan. 7, 2014
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College Literacy Coalition is seeking volunteers for tutoring. Training sessions will take place from 1-5 p.m. Jan. 18, Jan. 25 and Feb. 1 in Room 103 of George Davis Hall on the campus of Knox College.

Once trained, volunteers can tutor students one-on-one, in small groups or in classrooms and assist with specific projects and events. Training is free of charge, and books and materials for tutoring are provided at no cost....

Jan. 7, 2015
GALESBURG—Carl Sandburg College has released the names of students who qualified for the dean’s list and honors list for the 2014 fall 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.


Jan. 6, 2015
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College men’s and women’s basketball games scheduled for tonight at Black Hawk East have been postponed. A makeup date for the games has yet to be determined.

The Chargers’ next scheduled games are Saturday afternoon against South Suburban at John M. Lewis Gymnasium, with the women’s game at 1 p.m. and the men’s contest at 3 p.m.

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Jan. 6, 2015
GALESBURG — Carl Sandburg College's Galesburg campuses will be closed today, Jan. 6, because of inclement weather. The Extension Center in Bushnell and Branch Campus in Carthage will be open.



Jan. 5, 2015
GALESBURG—Carl Sandburg College will host the 32nd annual Knox County Association for Home and Community Education (KCAHCE) Class Day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 28 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 and includes lunch. There will be 53 classes offered, covering topics such as arts and crafts; technology; recreation/gardening; home and personal;...

Jan. 3, 2015
GALESBURG—DuPage got a tiebreaking seven-point run down the stretch and held on to hand the Carl Sandburg College men’s basketball team a 62-58 loss on Saturday afternoon at John M. Lewis Gymnasium.

The teams went into halftime tied at 28 and were deadlocked at 45 with 7:28 left before the Chaparrals (10-5) scored seven straight over the next 1:53 to take a lasting lead. DuPage’s Jonny Woolf capped the run with a 3-pointer and added another from the top of...

Jan. 3, 2015
GALESBURG—Three Chargers scored in double figures as the Carl Sandburg College women’s basketball team opened the 2015 portion of its season with a 57-42 victory over DuPage on Saturday afternoon at John M. Lewis Gymnasium.

The Chargers (5-9) never trailed and were paced by freshman forward McKenna Weaver (Bartonville, Ill./Limestone), freshman guard Jessica Lieber (Galesburg, Ill./Galesburg) and sophomore forward Julia Isenhour (Clinton, Iowa/Prince of...

Dec. 16, 2014
QUINCY—Leading scorer McKenna Weaver (Bartonville, Ill./Limestone) left early with an injury and the Carl Sandburg College women’s basketball team dropped a 75-47 decision at John Wood on Tuesday afternoon.

Weaver, who was named the Region IV District K Player of the Week on Monday and came into the contest averaging 16.4 points, was held scoreless after getting injured in the game’s opening minutes and didn’t play in the second half.


Dec. 15, 2014
GALESBURG—Carl Sandburg College women’s basketball player McKenna Weaver (Bartonville, Ill./Limestone) has been named the Region IV District K Player of the Week after turning in a career-best performance in the Chargers’ win Thursday at Lincoln.

A 5-foot-7 freshman forward, Weaver scored a career-high 28 points on 9-of-13 shooting to help Sandburg to a 65-52 victory over the Lynx. She knocked down 4 of 5 3-pointers (matching a season high), went 6 for 6...

Dec. 15, 2014
RIVER GROVE — The Carl Sandburg College men’s basketball team lost to 14th-ranked Triton 75-62 on Sunday afternoon.


Sophomore guard Vince Gooden (Markham, Ill./Tinley Park) hit 4 of 9 3-pointers and scored 18 points off the bench for the Chargers (9-5), who trailed 40-29 at halftime. Freshman guard Martel Hunter (Monmouth, Ill./Monmouth-Roseville) finished with 11 points in his return to the lineup after missing two straight games with a leg injury....

Dec. 11, 2014
LINCOLN — A career night from freshman forward McKenna Weaver (Bartonville, Ill./Limestone) helped the Carl Sandburg College women’s basketball team pick up a 65-52 victory over Lincoln on Thursday.

Weaver scored a season-high 28 points on 9-of-13 shooting as the Chargers (4-6) won for the fourth time in their last five contests. Weaver also knocked down 4 of 5 3-pointers — matching her season high for makes — and finished 6 of 6 from the free-throw line...

Dec. 11, 2014
GALESBURG—Led by a strong all-around performance by sophomore guard Travis Witt (Clinton, Iowa/Prince of Peace), the Carl Sandburg College men’s basketball team pulled away in the second half to beat St. Ambrose JV 76-68 on Thursday at John M. Lewis Gymnasium.

Witt scored 10 points on 4-of-7 shooting while adding six rebounds and a team-best four assists to help the Chargers (9-4) put away the Fighting Bees. Sandburg took a 40-35 lead into halftime and...

Dec. 10, 2014
GALESBURG — Galesburg High School seniors, GHS juniors who plan to graduate early and 2014 GHS graduates can apply through Feb. 15 for the Galesburg Promise scholarship, which could cover as much as 100 percent of their tuition to Carl Sandburg College for the 2015-2016 academic year.

Students can apply for the scholarship by clicking HERE. Recipients must complete the application for admission to Sandburg, Galesburg Promise application and Free...

Dec. 9, 2014
GALESBURG—Clint Russell of Peoria Christian High School has signed to play next season for the Carl Sandburg College men’s soccer team.

Russell, a 5-foot-7, 120-pound left back, helped the Peoria Christian finish with an 18-6-1 record and reach the Class 1A supersectionals this past fall. He was an honorable mention all-area selection by the Peoria Journal Star, was named to the Peoria High School Soccer Coaches Association’s Senior All-Star Classic and...

Dec. 6, 2014
OTTUMWA, Iowa—Indian Hills (Iowa), the seventh-ranked team in Division I, proved to be too much for the Carl Sandburg College men’s basketball Saturday, handing the Chargers a 97-46 loss Saturday evening in the PCS Classic.

Sophomore guard Vince Gooden (Markham, Ill./Tinley Park) and freshman guard Trevor Lay (Kewanee, Ill./Wethersfield) each scored 14 points to lead Sandburg (8-4) offensively. Gooden’s total came on 5-of-10 shooting, including a 4-for-8...

Dec. 5, 2014
OTTUMWA, Iowa — The Carl Sandburg College men’s basketball team jumped out to a double-digit lead but saw it slip away in an 85-73 loss to Marshalltown (Iowa) on Friday in the PCS Classic.

The Chargers (8-3) shot 16 of 24 from the floor — including 6 of 10 from 3-point range — en route to taking a 45-30 halftime lead. Sandburg’s first-half performance included hitting its first six shots as well as a 16-0 run to take a 30-13 lead. The Chargers had a 17-...