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All Carl Sandburg College campuses will be closed Dec. 23-Jan. 1 for Winter Break. All College offices will resume regular operating hours at 8 a.m. Jan. 2.


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Dec. 20, 2013
GALESBURG—Carl Sandburg College men’s soccer player Lawson Crider has been named to the first team of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America/Continental Tire Men’s Junior College Division I All-America and All-North Region teams, the first time any Sandburg player has received either honor.

A freshman from Mayfield, Ky., Crider shattered the Sandburg record book, setting school records for goals (23), assists (11) and…

Dec. 19, 2013
GALESBURG—Students in the Carl Sandburg College cosmetology program raised $500 for tornado victims during a cut-a-thon Dec. 7 at the Annex in downtown Galesburg, bringing the College’s total fundraising efforts to more than $2,500. Customers at the cut-a-thon could receive a haircut for a minimum $5 donation, and all proceeds were donated to the American Red Cross to aid victims of last month’s tornadoes in central Illinois.


The cut-a-thon was among…

Dec. 10, 2013
GALESBURG—Jill Johnson, associate dean of social and business sciences at Carl Sandburg College, has been selected as a recipient of the 2013 John and Suanne Roueche Excellence Award from the League for Innovation in the Community College.

The John and Suanne Roueche Excellence Awards celebrate outstanding contributions to teaching, leadership and learning by community college faculty and staff. Johnson was nominated for the honor by Linda Lee, associate…

Dec. 4, 2013
GALESBURG— Carl Sandburg College and Monmouth College have announced a joint admissions agreement designed to facilitate a seamless transfer for Sandburg students seeking to complete their bachelor’s degree at Monmouth.

Titled the Pipeline Program, the agreement was signed by the presidents of both institutions at a news conference Wednesday at Sandburg.

"We believe this partnership will provide valuable new options and benefits to students…

Dec. 3, 2013
GALESBURG—Students in the Carl Sandburg College cosmetology program will have a cut-a-thon from 9 a.m.-4:45 p.m. Dec. 7 at the Carl Sandburg College Annex, 209 E. Main St., Galesburg, to raise money for victims of last month’s tornadoes in central Illinois.

Customers can receive a haircut for a minimum $5 donation, and all proceeds from the cut-a-thon will be given to the American Red Cross to aid tornado victims. To schedule an appointment, call the Carl…

Nov. 25, 2013
GALESBURG—Carl Sandburg College’s Veterans Drop-In Center recently expanded to offer more space for students who are active or former military personnel.

The Veterans Drop-In Center, located in Room B121 on the Main Campus in Galesburg, doubled in size last month. The room originally opened last November and serves as a place to relax or study for Sandburg's 65 students who are veterans or active military members. The 300-square-foot area includes two…

Nov. 25, 2013
GALESBURG—Carl Sandburg College political science and history instructor Lara Roemer has been named a Phi Theta Kappa 2014 Faculty Scholar. Roemer was one of 26 community college instructors selected through an application process regarding the 2014-2015 Honors Study Topic, “Frontiers and the Spirit of Exploration,” and for excellence in teaching.

Roemer will attend the annual Faculty Scholar Conference in the British Virgin Islands Jan. 29-Feb. 2. The…

Nov. 25, 2013
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College Foundation will accept scholarship applications beginning Dec. 1 for the 2014-2015 academic year. Full- and part-time students who are interested in applying for scholarship assistance should complete the application process. The application deadline is March 1.

The scholarship application process is online, and paper applications are not necessary except when specified. Students can apply for scholarships by visiting…

Nov. 20, 2013
GALESBURG—Carl Sandburg College and the Orpheum Theatre have partnered to donate all ticket sales from the premiere of the College’s musical production of “Urinetown” at 7:30 p.m. Friday to the American Red Cross for relief efforts from Sunday’s tornadoes in the Peoria area.

Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for students. Admission is free for Sandburg students who present their College ID. Tickets are available through the Orpheum Theatre box office at…

Nov. 18, 2013
GALESBURG—Fans who make a donation toward relief efforts from Sunday’s tornadoes in the Peoria area will receive free admission to this week’s Carl Sandburg College basketball home games.

Anyone who donates a nonperishable food item, pet supplies, bleach or a case of bottled water will be admitted for free to the Chargers women’s basketball game at 6 p.m. tonight against Southeastern (Iowa) and Tuesday’s men’s basketball game at 7:30 p.m. against St.…

Nov. 14, 2013
GALESBURG—Carl Sandburg College presents a production of the Tony Award-winning musical “Urinetown,” at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 22 as well as 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Nov. 23 at the historic Orpheum Theatre, 57 S. Kellogg St., Galesburg.

“Urinetown” is a satire about a town where water is scarce and it’s a paid privilege to use the facilities. Written by Mark Hollman and Greg Kotis, the musical is an examination of the relationship between government, big business,…

Nov. 13, 2013
GALESBURG—Carl Sandburg College won three National Council for Marketing and Public Relations District 3 Medallion Awards during the district’s conference earlier this month in Columbus, Ohio.

Sandburg won silver medallions in the Handbook category for its Student Success Guide and the Electronic Class Schedule/Catalog category for its online catalog, which was unveiled for the 2013-2014 academic year. The College also won a bronze medallion in the…

Nov. 9, 2013
FORT DODGE, Iowa—Carl Sandburg College women’s cross country sophomore Haley Bolliger (Tremont) finished 23rd out of 281 runners and shattered her school record at the NJCAA Division I national championship Saturday at Lakeside Golf Course.

Bolliger, competing at nationals for the second year in a row, crossed the finish line in 19 minutes, 14.1 seconds, which was :33.2 better than the Sandburg record she set at last year’s national championship. Bolliger…

Nov. 5, 2013
GALESBURG—After a season filled with close calls, Carl Sandburg College women’s basketball coach Mike Bailey hopes his veteran team can learn from those frustrating finishes in 2013-14.

“We were one of those close-but-no-cigars last year,” said Bailey, entering his eighth season as Chargers coach. “I think just the experience factor alone should help us get over the hump in some of those games.”

Sandburg, which opens its season at 6 p.m.…

Nov. 4, 2013
CHANNAHON—Carl Sandburg College women’s cross country runner Haley Bolliger qualified for the NJCAA Division I cross country meet for the second straight year after finishing second at the Region IV meet Saturday at Community Park.


Bolliger, a sophomore from Tremont, led much of the 5-kilometer race until Monica Page of DuPage overtook her on the final curve and edged Bolliger by one second for the individual title. Bolliger’s time of 19 minutes, 49…

Nov. 1, 2013
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College men’s basketball team enjoyed a 19-win campaign and reached as high as No. 14 in the NJCAA Division II rankings during the 2012-13 season, but the way it ended has stuck with Chargers for the past eight months.

Sandburg dropped its final three games, capped by an overtime loss at home to rival Black Hawk in the quarterfinals of the Region IV tournament.

“The kids left with a feeling of emptiness, and that…

Oct. 31, 2013
GALESBURG—Carl Sandburg College Theatre presents the drama “Dearly Departed” at 7 p.m. Nov. 7-9 in the Fine Arts Theatre on the Main Campus in Galesburg, 2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd.

Set in the Baptist backwoods of the Bible Belt, the Turpin family proves that living and dying in the South are seldom tidy and always hilarious. Despite their earnest efforts to pull themselves together for Daddy’s funeral, the Turpins’ other problems keep overshadowing the…

Oct. 31, 2013
GALESBURG—An opening reception for the Carl Sandburg College Alumni Art show will take place from 6:30-8 p.m. Nov. 8 in the Building D Lobby Gallery on the Main Campus in Galesburg, 2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd.

Works made by Sandburg alumni are on display through Jan. 10. The gallery and reception are free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided at the reception.

For more information, contact Lisa Walker, art program coordinator…

Oct. 30, 2013
DES PLAINES—The Carl Sandburg College men’s soccer team’s best season in program history came to an end Wednesday with a 4-2 loss at Oakton in the semifinals of the Region IV tournament.

The Chargers (15-5-0), who came in with nine wins in their 10 previous matches, were unable to recover from a 3-0 halftime deficit following goals in the 3rd, 28th and 36th minutes for the Raiders.

Sandburg got both of its goals from sophomore Jesse…

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