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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. 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.


Dec. 4, 2012
CARTHAGE—Carl Sandburg College will present the “Blockbuster Firsts” film series during the 2013 spring semester at the Sandburg Auditorium, 1160 Buchanan St., Carthage. The series will include the first films in four of the most popular Blockbuster franchises ever made.


The series begins Jan. 29 with “Star Wars,” released in 1977 and starring Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher. It will be followed by the 1981 hit “Indiana Jones and the Raiders...

Nov. 30, 2012
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College Foundation will accept scholarship applications beginning Dec. 1 for the 2013-2014 academic year. Full- and part-time students interested in applying for scholarship assistance should complete the application process. The application deadline is March 1, 2013.


The scholarship application process is online, and paper applications are not necessary except when specified. Students can apply by visiting http://stars....

Nov. 20, 2012
GALESBURG—Carl Sandburg College Theater presents the Charles Dickens classic “A Christmas Carol” from Nov. 29 through Dec. 1 in the Fine Arts Theatre located in Building F on the Main Campus in Galesburg.


“While we all know this story, this is a very exciting twist on the traditional story,” said director Susan Sharp, assistant professor of theater and speech at Sandburg.


The play, adapted by Doris Baizley, follows the story of a traveling...

Nov. 20, 2012
GALESBURG—Students in the Carl Sandburg College cosmetology program won three awards at the 27th annual Illinois Association of Cosmetology Schools Student Competition on Nov. 11 in Tinley Park.


Sandburg’s Kendra Wiechmann and Kelly Mead took second place in Color to the Extreme, an avant-garde category that required students to take a specific color theme to an extreme level and incorporate it throughout their model’s clothing, nails, makeup, accessories...

Nov. 20, 2012
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College Business and Community Education department has partnered with Pharm Tech Ed to offer a 12-week course during the 2013 spring semester on the Main Campus in Galesburg.


The course, Pharmacy Tech Training, will take place from 6 to 10 p.m. Tuesdays beginning Jan. 8 and will be taught by Natalie Dilts. This course provides students a foundation in the skills necessary for employment as a pharmacy technician in a retail...

Nov. 19, 2012
GALESBURG—Carl Sandburg College and St. Ambrose University announced a new Dual Admission Agreement Program (DUAPP) with several benefits, including a new scholarship, during a news conference Monday at Sandburg’s Main Campus in Galesburg.


Students who transfer from Sandburg and are enrolled in the DUAPP will receive an additional $1,000 annual scholarship beyond other SAU academic and institutional scholarships and aid. They also lock in general...

Nov. 15, 2012
GALESBURG—Carl Sandburg College art program coordinator and instructor Lisa Walker Mohr will host a gallery talk at 1 p.m. Nov. 29 in the Building D lobby on the Main Campus in Galesburg to discuss the symbols and themes of her works that are on display in the lobby through Jan. 28.


The gallery includes 22 paintings that Mohr created between 2010 and the summer of 2012. Mohr’s symbolism includes geometric shapes and animal images. They include elements...

Nov. 10, 2012
INA—Carl Sandburg College women’s cross country runner Haley Bolliger shattered the school record at the NJCAA Division I national meet Saturday at Rend Lake College.


Bolliger, a freshman from Tremont, finished the 5-kilometer race in 19 minutes, 47.3 seconds to place 42nd out of 295 runners. Bolliger’s time broke the previous record of 20:04 set by Jessica Hanson at the 2007 national meet, which took place on the same course.



Nov. 9, 2012
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College men’s and women’s cross county school records could be in jeopardy at the NJCAA Division I national meet Saturday morning at Rend Lake College in Ina.


Both Sandburg runners who qualified for nationals — Haley Bolliger in the women’s race and Derek Foley in the men’s race — are well within striking distance of their respective marks.


Bolliger, a freshman from Tremont, came a second away at the Region IV...

Nov. 7, 2012
GALESBURG—Students in Carl Sandburg College’s therapeutic massage program donated $352.88 to the Western Illinois Chapter of the American Red Cross on Tuesday to go toward relief efforts for victims of Hurricane Sandy.


Students offered chair massages in the Building D lobby on the Main Campus in Galesburg on Tuesday and donated tips from the massages to the Red Cross. The money raised was presented to Carissa Scott, executive director for the Western...

Nov. 7, 2012
GALESBURG—Carl Sandburg College officials have signed a reverse transfer agreement with Western Illinois University to allow the transfer of credits between the two schools.

On Oct. 30, administrators from Sandburg and Western signed an academic partnership agreement that will allow students to transfer coursework from WIU to meet their remaining graduation requirements for an associate degree at Sandburg.

"Carl Sandburg College is excited...

Nov. 6, 2012
GALESBURG—With 11 freshmen on the Carl Sandburg College women’s basketball team’s roster, Chargers coach Mike Bailey is entering this season with an open mind and a team that likes to play in the open court.


“They run, they pass and they shoot, and it’s kind of no holds barred,” said Bailey, in his sixth season as Sandburg’s coach. “It should be an interesting style and fun style to watch.”


The Chargers begin their season at 6 p.m. Thursday...

Nov. 1, 2012
GALESBURG—The fourth annual Carl Sandburg College Alumni & Friends Athletic Reunion will take place Nov. 10 at John Lewis Gymnasium during the Chargers men’s and women’s basketball teams’ home opener.


All Sandburg alumni and friends are invited to attend and participate in the reunion activities. Alumni check-in begins at noon, followed by the Chargers women’s game against Waubonsee at 1 p.m., the men’s game against Wright at 3 p.m. and an alumni...

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...

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...