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Nov. 19, 2014
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College Board of Trustees (BOT) and the Sandburg Education Association (SEA) are pleased to announce an extension of the labor agreement through fiscal year 2019. The Trustees formally approved the agreement at its regular meeting Nov. 18, 2014.
 

This agreement allows Carl Sandburg College to continue to focus its attention on its students and their success. Carl Sandburg College utilizes interest-based bargaining, which is a...

Nov. 18, 2014
GALESBURG—John Wood rode a red-hot start to hand the Carl Sandburg College women’s basketball team a 68-56 loss Tuesday night at John M. Lewis Gymnasium.
 

The Blazers (3-2) scored 20 unanswered points in the first 6 minutes and held a double-digit lead the remainder of the contest. The Chargers (0-5) were held scoreless until a 3-pointer by freshman Jessica Lieber (Galesburg, Ill./Galesburg) with 12:09 left in the half. Sandburg, though, didn’t go quietly...

Nov. 15, 2014
OGLESBY—A balanced attack led to another victory for the Carl Sandburg College men’s basketball team as the Chargers beat Oakton 68-49 in the IVCC Classic to remain unbeaten on the season.
 

Every player got into the game for Sandburg (5-0), and all 13 recorded at least one field goal. Freshman guard Martel Hunter (Monmouth, Ill./Monmouth-Roseville) led the way with a game-high 13 points.
 

Hunter’s high school teammate, freshman forward...

Nov. 15, 2014
GALESBURG—Waubonsee responded after the Carl Sandburg College women’s basketball team took a second-half lead to spoil the Chargers’ home opener in a 63-57 loss Saturday afternoon at John M. Lewis Gymnasium.
 

A 7-0 run, capped by a mid-range jumper from sophomore guard Haylee Swanson (Altona, Ill./ROWVA), gave the Chargers (0-4) a 41-37 lead midway through the second half, but it didn’t take long for the Chiefs (3-1) to rally. A 10-0 run by Waubonsee put...

Nov. 14, 2014
OGLESBY—Freshman guard Trevor Lay (Kewanee, Ill./Wethersfield) scored 19 points and the Carl Sandburg College men’s basketball team held off Waubonsee for a 64-60 victory Friday evening in the IVCC Classic.
 

Lay finished with three 3-pointers and went 4 for 4 from the free-throw line in the second half as the Chargers (4-0) remained unbeaten on the season. Freshman guard Martel Hunter (Monmouth, Ill./Monmouth-Roseville) added 13 points for Sandburg, and...

Nov. 14, 2014
GALESBURG—Representatives from area manufacturers, K-12 schools, state legislators and Carl Sandburg College employees came together Thursday morning to discuss shared topics between the education and industrial sectors during a Manufacturing Breakfast at Carl Sandburg College.
 

About 50 area leaders in education and industry attended the event, which included conversations about workforce training, necessary employee skills and trends within the business...

Nov. 13, 2014
KEOKUK, Iowa — Southeastern (Iowa) used a late run to extend its lead and hand the Carl Sandburg College women’s basketball team a 72-36 nonconference loss Monday night.

 

Sophomore forward Julia Isenhour (Clinton, Iowa/Prince of Peace) had 13 points to pace the Chargers (0-3), who trailed 34-21 at halftime. Six other players got into the scoring column for Sandburg, but none score more than five points.

 

Andrekia Thompson scored 13 of her...

Nov. 10, 2014
ELGIN — The Carl Sandburg College women’s basketball team opened its season with a pair of hard-fought losses over the weekend. The Chargers fell 70-64 in overtime Friday night at McHenry Country and dropped a 51-40 decision Saturday afternoon at Elgin.

 

McHenry County (1-1) outscored the Chargers (0-2) 8-2 in OT. Sophomore forward Julia Isenhour (Clinton, Iowa/Prince of Peace) had a double-double with 16 points and a career-best 19 rebounds. Freshman...

Nov. 10, 2014
ELGIN — The Carl Sandburg College men’s basketball team remained unbeaten in the opening week of the season after picking up victories Friday at McHenry County and Saturday afternoon at Elgin.

 

The Chargers (3-0) steamrolled the Scots 91-35 before picking up a 79-59 victory over the Spartans.

 

Vince Gooden (Markham, Ill./Tinley Park) came off the bench and had career highs of 32 points and seven 3-pointers in Saturday’s victory. The...

Nov. 8 2014
LUBBOCK, Texas—Carl Sandburg College women’s cross country runner Chrissy Kokjohn (Clinton, Iowa/Prince of Peace) finished 146th in the NJCAA Division I championship Saturday morning at Shadow Hills Golf Course.
 

Running her last race as a Charger, Kokjohn finished the 5-kilometer race in 20 minutes, 53 seconds on a sunny but windy day. Kokjohn’s time was just shy of the 20:40 she posted at the Region IV championship two weeks earlier.
 

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Nov. 7, 2014
GALESBURG—After graduating nine sophomores from last season’s squad, the Carl Sandburg College women’s basketball team has undergone a youth movement for the 2014-2015 season.
 

The Chargers, who have nine freshmen to only three sophomores on their roster, will open the season at 5:15 tonight at McHenry County. Sandburg will have a quick turnaround after that, playing at 1 p.m. Saturday at Elgin. The Chargers’ first home game is 3 p.m. Nov. 15 against...

Nov. 7, 2014
GALESBURG—After being named to the All-Arrowhead Conference team earlier this week, Carl Sandburg College volleyball player McKenna Weaver (Bartonville, Ill./Limestone) has added all-region honors as well. Weaver was voted to the All-Region IV District A second team after leading the Chargers in several offensive categories during her freshman season.
 

A 5-foot-10 outside hitter, Weaver appeared in all 33 of the Chargers’ matches this season. She led...

Nov. 6, 2014
GALESBURG—The work of artists Susanne Nestory and Chris Holbrook will be featured in their “Off the Grid” exhibit from Nov. 10-Jan. 12 in the Building D Gallery on Carl Sandburg College’s Main Campus in Galesburg, 2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd.

 

An opening reception for the exhibit will take place from 6-8 p.m. Nov. 14. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided at the reception.

 

Media in the exhibit...

Nov. 5, 2014
GALESBURG — Carl Sandburg College volleyball player McKenna Weaver (Limestone) has been named to the All-Arrowhead Conference team after leading the Chargers in several offensive categories during her freshman season.
 

Weaver, a 5-foot-10 outside hitter, appeared in all 33 of the Chargers’ matches this season. She led Sandburg in kills (246), kills per set (2.14), attacks (765) and aces (370). Weaver, who tallied the fourth most points in the all-conference...

Nov. 3, 2014
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College men’s basketball team opened it season with a 94-49 victory over St. Ambrose JV on Monday night at John M. Lewis Gymnasium.
 

The defending Region IV champion Chargers (1-0) cruised after closing the first half with a 26-5 burst to take a 43-22 lead into the locker room. Tied at 17 with 9:03 to go in the first, Sandburg began to pull away with six straight points in the next minute on two free throws from freshman Martel...

Nov. 3 2014
MOLINE—The Carl Sandburg College volleyball team couldn’t finish off Black Hawk and ended its season with a 25-15, 23-25, 15-25, 25-11, 15-11 loss to the Braves in the first round of the Region IV tournament Monday.
 

The Chargers (13-20) were paced by freshman McKenna Weaver (Limetone), who posted a team-best 13 kills and also had two aces. Freshman Brenna Combs (Abingdon-Avon) added six kills and 16 assists for the Chargers. Sophomore Sam Roth (Stark County...

Oct. 31, 2014
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College men’s basketball team has gone from “Why not us?” to “Why not again?”
 

The Chargers’ 15-man roster includes three players who were part of last season’s improbable run to the program’s first Region IV championship and NJCAA Division II national tournament appearance, but eighth-year coach Ryan Twaddle doesn’t want a lack of experience to equal a lack of expectations.
 

“Nobody expected us to get to the...

Oct. 25, 2014
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College men’s soccer team’s season came to an end with a 2-1 overtime loss to McHenry County in the first round of the Region IV tournament Saturday afternoon at Kleine Equipment Field.
 

Sophomore Jake Kirchoff-Sleet (Tamworth, England/Queen Elizabeth’s Meridian) scored the Chargers’ lone goal in the 30th minute off an assist from sophomore Malcolm Findlay (Palm Bay, Fla./Bayside).
 

The Chargers finished the...

Oct. 22, 2014
GALESBURG—Sauk Valley handed the Carl Sandburg College volleyball team a 25-17, 25-17, 25-21 Arrowhead Conference loss on Wednesday night at John. M. Lewis Gymnasium in the Chargers’ final home match of the regular season.
 

Sandburg (12-15, 5-5) jumped to a 7-0 lead in the first set behind the serving of freshman McKenna Weaver (Limestone), but the Skyhawks came back with a run of their own to go up 8-7 and never looked back. The Chargers also led 17-15 in...

Oct. 21, 2014
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College Foundation, in collaboration with Green Thumb Industries, LLC (GTI), awarded two new scholarships worth $2,000 each for the 2014-2015 academic year to Sandburg students Whitney Freeman and Robert Robinson.
 

Freeman, a graduate of Spoon River Valley High School and now a Galesburg resident, is enrolled in her first year pursuing an Associate in Applied Science in radiologic technology. A graduate of ROWVA High School,...

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