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April 19, 2013
GALESBURG—Winners of the 24th annual Carl Sandburg College Poetry Awards were honored at a ceremony Thursday evening at the Student Center on the College’s Main Campus in Galesburg.
 

Winners were selected in three divisions: elementary (first through fifth grade), intermediate (sixth through 12th grade) and adult. Contest winners were invited to read their poems and accepted their certificates and prizes that were donated by Sandburg. All winning poems…

April 16, 2013
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College choir will host a visit by award-winning composer Mark Woodward on April 18-19 for the premiere of his new work, “The Cleverness of You,” which was commissioned to Woodward by the College and features lyrics by Sandburg student Jessica Froelich.
 

A reception to honor Woodward and Froelich will take place at 6:30 p.m. April 19 at Covenant Church of Galesburg, 665 W. Dayton St. The Sandburg choir’s spring concert will…

April 15, 2013
GALESBURG—Alaskan Fiddling Poet Ken Waldman will lead a writers workshop at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at the Carl Sandburg Historic Site Barn, 313 E. Third St., during the Sandburg Days festival for the mind.
 

The workshop, “Four Writing Prompts: The Beginning of Four New Stories or Poems,” will help participants start with the writing of four new pieces and develop strategies for beginning many more. The session is open to writers of all levels and…

April 15, 2013
GALESBURG—Poetry Slam founder and creator Marc Smith will lead the seventh annual Rootabaga Poetry Slam at 8 p.m. Friday, April 19 at 156 East banquet facility, located at 156 E. Main St., Galesburg. Top “slammers” from across the Midwest are expected to compete for cash prizes totaling $350.
 

There is no entry fee to compete. Admission is free, but freewill offerings will be accepted. Refreshments will be served, and a cash bar will be available. For…

April 15, 2013
GALESBURG—The Sandburg Days festival for the mind Photography Contest awards reception will take place at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 18, in the Sanderson Room of the Galesburg Public Library, 40 E. Simmons St.
 

Entries for the contest may be turned in to the Galesburg Public Library through 8 p.m. April 16. A $25 cash prize will be awarded to the local amateur photographer who wins Best of Show, and a $20 gift certificate from The Frame Works will be…

April 10, 2013
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College Welcome Center will hold a grand opening from 3 to 6 p.m. April 17 in Room B09 on the Main Campus in Galesburg, 2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd.
 

A ribbon-cutting ceremony with comments from Sandburg President Dr. Lori L. Sundberg, Vice President of Student Services Steve Norton and director of recruitment Dylana Carlson will take place at 4 p.m., and members of the Sandburg recruitment team will be on hand to answer questions…

April 9, 2013
CARTHAGE—Carl Sandburg College, Spoon River College and Southeastern Iowa Community College will hold an adjunct faculty recruitment fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 3 at Sandburg’s Branch Campus in Carthage, 305 Sandburg Dr.

 

Applicants interested in teaching courses for college transfer requiring a master’s degree in specific disciplines in communications, fine arts, social sciences, math and science or in various career/technical fields with appropriate…

April 9, 2013
GALESBURG—Registration is now open for classes for the 2013 fall semester at Carl Sandburg College. 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. Fall semester classes begin Aug. 19.
 

First-time Sandburg students should contact the Carl Sandburg College Welcome Center on the Main Campus in Galesburg at 309.345.3500 or…

April 5, 2013
GALESBURG—Members of the Glass Favorites Corvette Club presented a donation of $1,000 to Carl Sandburg College Foundation director Gena Alcorn on April 4. The club annually awards $1,000 for distribution of two $500 scholarships.
 

To qualify for the scholarship, a student must have a minimum 2.5 grade point average and be a full-time student in either the automotive technology or nursing program at Sandburg. The scholarship recipient must also be a…

April 5, 2013
GALESBURG—Carl Sandburg College won three National Council for Marketing and Public Relations District 3 Medallion Awards during the organization’s conference in Chicago.
 

Sandburg placed first in the Logo Design category for its new Charger logo, which was unveiled last spring and serves as the primary logo for its athletic teams. The College placed second in the Website category for www.sandburg.edu, which launched a new design last July and provides…

April 3, 2013
GALESBURG—The 18th annual Sandburg Days festival for the mind will take place April 17-20 to honor Galesburg-born, two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and Abraham Lincoln biographer Carl Sandburg and his family by celebrating with the community through educational and recreational activities. A compete list of events for the Sandburg Days festival for the mind appears below and can be found online at www.sandburg.edu/festival.

 

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April 2, 2013
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College Literacy Coalition is seeking volunteer tutors. Basic volunteer training sessions will take place from 1 to 5 p.m. April 7, 14 and 21 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. Those who can’t attend…

March 26, 2013
GALESBURG—The 22nd annual Carl Sandburg College Career Expo will take place from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. April 9 in John M. Lewis Gymnasium on the Main Campus in Galesburg, 2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd.
 

The College is working in collaboration with the City of Galesburg and the cooperation of U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk, U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock, U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos, state Sen. John Sullivan, state Sen. Darin LaHood, state Rep. Don Moffitt, state…

March 25, 2013
GALESBURG—Carl Sandburg College student creations are on display through May 4 for the spring 2013 Student Art Show in the Building D Gallery in the main lobby of the Main Campus in Galesburg, 2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd. A reception for the artists will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. March 28 in the gallery.
 

The show features a total of 50 paintings, drawings, sculptures and photographs by current Sandburg students. The juror for this year’s show is Chris…

March 22, 2013
GALESBURG—Carl Sandburg College will offer three new certificate programs and one new associate in applied science program beginning with the 2013 fall semester to address the anticipated immediate need for trained workers for area railroad and manufacturing industries.
 

The College will offer associate in applied science and certificate programs for off-highway motive power electrical technician in addition to certificate programs in basic industrial and…

March 22, 2013
GALESBURG—The registration deadline is March 25 for the 20th annual Knox-Galesburg Symphony Young Pianists Competition. The competition will take place at 9 a.m. April 6 in Building F on Carl Sandburg College’s Main Campus in Galesburg, 2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd.
 

There is no cost to enter the competition, which is open to pianists who are 5 to 14 years old as of April 6 and live in Knox, Henry or Warren counties. Participants will compete in one of three…

March 20, 2013
GALESBURG—Carl Sandburg College Theatre presents a new drama, “Robert’s Here,” at 7 p.m. March 21-23 in the Fine Arts Theatre on the Main Campus in Galesburg, 2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd.
 

Set in an old house in Connecticut, the play surrounds Robert, a ghost played by Joe Winbigler of Galesburg. Robert’s past and present are mysteries to the new inhabitants of the house, Dave (Mark Thomas, Maquon) and Karen Williams (Emily Douglas, Monmouth). With the help…

March 8, 2013
GALESBURG—Carl Sandburg College received two merit awards in the 28th annual Educational Advertising Awards presented by “Higher Education Marketing Report.”
 

Sandburg was honored in the Website category for its website, www.sandburg.edu, and the Social Media category for its Facebook page, www.facebook.com/carlsandburgcollege. Sandburg was judged against schools with enrollments of 2,000 to 4,999 students, and it was one of 11 Illinois community colleges…

March 7, 2013
CARTHAGE—“Mark Twain on Slavery,” a performance by actor Richard Garey that was scheduled for March 5 at the Sandburg Auditorium in Carthage but postponed because of inclement weather, has been rescheduled for 7 p.m. March 21.
 

Ticket-holders who would like to refund their purchase should call the Carl Sandburg College Branch Campus in Carthage at 217.357.3129 ext. 0.
 

Garey combines his passion as an actor, skill as a storyteller and…

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