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Sept. 15, 2016
GALESBURG — Tuesday, April 4, 2017, is the consolidated election when board members of Carl Sandburg College District No. 518 will be elected. Three (3) candidates will be elected for a six-year term, beginning within 28 days of the election and ending April 2023.

Per statutes, Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016, is the first day prospective candidates may circulate nominating petitions for signatures for this election. The first day to file nominating petitions is…

Sept. 13, 2016
GALESBURG — Application dates for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) are about to take a major shift. Unlike past years, students enrolling for the 2017-2018 academic year can now file the FAFSA starting Oct. 1, 2016.

To make this possible, applicants will use two-year-old income data, which will benefit most families and simplify the application process. Students filing the FAFSA for the 2017 spring semester or the 2017-2018 academic…

Sept. 8, 2016
GALESBURG — Carl Sandburg College invites the community to join in commemorating its 50th anniversary during a kickoff celebration Sept. 23-24 on the Main Campus in Galesburg, 2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd.



All activities during this weekend-long celebration are free and open to the public, and the events on Sept. 24 will take place 50 years to the day of the special election in which voters of Knox and Warren counties approved the establishment of a…

Sept. 6, 2016
GALESBURG — For the second year in a row, Carl Sandburg College rated second among Illinois community colleges for cost and financing in WalletHub’s list of 2016’s top community colleges. Overall, the study listed Sandburg as one of the best community colleges in Illinois and among the top 35 percent in the nation.

Sandburg finished behind only Highland among Illinois schools in the Cost & Financing category, which factored in cost of in-state tuition…

Sept. 6, 2016
GALESBURG — Carl Sandburg College has announced the names of students who have completed graduation requirements and graduated from the College at the end of the 2016 summer session.

Business Administration
Galesburg — Christina Stoneking

Child Development
Fort Madison, Iowa — Stephanie Stancil

Knoxville — Breanna Honeyman

Sept. 16, 2016
SHERRARD — The Carl Sandburg College men’s golf team tied for 6th in the 12-team Fyre Lake Preview on Friday.


The Chargers, led by an 83 from freshman Nate Bizarri (Monmouth, Ill./Monmouth-Roseville), shot 340 as a team to tie Southwest Tech. Sandburg finished 19 shots behind fifth-place Southeastern (Iowa), and Black Hawk Gold won the event with a 300 total.


Freshman Ryan Hansen (Neponset, Ill./Kewanee) carded an 84, sophomore Braxton…

Aug. 29, 2016
GALESBURG — The first exhibit of the 2016-17 season in Carl Sandburg College’s Lonnie Eugene Stewart Art Gallery is “Carl Sandburg Faculty: Past and Present.” The works of former and current Sandburg art instructors are on display through Oct. 24 in Building D on the Main Campus in Galesburg, 2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd.

An opening reception for the show will take place from 6-8 p.m. Sept. 9 in the gallery. Both the show and reception are free and open to the…

Aug. 19, 2016
GALESBURG — The Carl Sandburg College volleyball team’s third annual Navy & Red Scrimmage will take place at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in John M. Lewis Gymnasium.

Admission is free for all Sandburg students, faculty and staff. The general public is asked to bring an item to be donated to the Carl Sandburg College Resource Room. The Resource Room was established in 2010 to support the College’s student body. Located in Building B, it’s sustained by donations of…

Aug. 17, 2016
GALESBURG — Dr. Rita Cavin, former interim president of Umpqua Community College, will lead a workshop on disaster preparedness for all Carl Sandburg College employees from 9-11 a.m. Aug. 18 in the Student Center on the Main Campus in Galesburg, 2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd.

Cavin was the interim president at Umpqua when the Roseburg, Ore., school was the scene of an active shooter event that resulted in the deaths of an assistant professor and eight students…

Aug. 10, 2016
GALESBURG — Carl Sandburg College President Dr. Lori Sundberg and her husband, Rick, have established through the Carl Sandburg College Foundation the Sundberg Endowment Scholarship, which will be open to students annually beginning with the 2017-2018 academic year.
With this $10,000 endowment, the Sundbergs have generously invested in the educational future of Sandburg students. To be eligible, students must have a minimum 2.0 grade point average, reside…

Aug. 8, 2016
GALESBURG — As Carl Sandburg College prepares for the start of the fall semester, it’s also readying for another big event. The 2016-2017 academic year marks the 50th anniversary of the College, and several occasions will take place throughout the year to mark this milestone.

To kick off this historic year, Sandburg will host a 50th Anniversary Celebration Sept. 23-24 on the Main Campus in Galesburg, 2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd. All events and activities during…

Aug. 8, 2016
GALESBURG — Carl Sandburg College is selling its former Extension Center in Bushnell, located at 380 E. Main St., through a sealed bid process. All bids must be submitted through a formal document provided by the College. Bids will be accepted through 10:30 a.m. Aug. 17. A public bid opening will follow.

Those interested in purchasing the property or requesting more information on the process should contact Chief Financial Officer/Treasurer Lisa Blake at…

July 25, 2016
MACOMB/GALESBURG — Carl Sandburg College and Western Illinois University on Monday renewed a decade-long agreement that demonstrates the institutions' commitment to working together to provide quality, affordable education for college students in the western Illinois region. The agreement was first signed in 2006, and it provided Sandburg students with maximum course credit transferability into Western's Bachelor of Arts in General Studies (BGS) degree…

July 1, 2016
GALESBURG — Students in the Carl Sandburg College Upward Bound Summer Academic Enrichment program will hold an open house from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. July 7 in the Lonnie Eugene Stewart Art Gallery in Building D on the Main Campus in Galesburg, 2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd., to showcase their work.

The summer program is a six-week educational experience for first-year and returning Upward Bound scholars. The main objective of the summer program is to keep…

July 1, 2016
GALESBURG — Carl Sandburg College has announced the names of students who have completed graduation requirements and graduated from the College at the end of the 2016 spring semester or pre-summer session.

Avon — James Hiett
Monmouth — Racheal Leath

Administrative Office Professional
Bushnell — Chloe Simmons

July 5, 2016
GALESBURG — Kevin Mahlan, who boasts 15 years of experience as a head coach, has been hired as the new men’s soccer coach at Carl Sandburg College.


Mahlan, who also will serve as fitness skills coach at the College, comes to the Chargers after spending the last two seasons as the women’s soccer coach at Iowa Lakes Community College. A native of Lindenhurst, N.Y., Mahlan started his college coaching career in 2011 as the men’s…

July 6, 2016
GALESBURG — A record 19 Carl Sandburg College student-athletes received NJCAA Academic Student-Athlete Awards for their success in the classroom during the 2015-16 academic year.


Student-athletes with a 4.00 cumulative GPA were awarded the Pinnacle Award for Academic Excellence. Those with a GPA of 3.80-3.99 received the Superior Academic Achievement Award, and those with a cumulative GPA of 3.60-3.79 were given the Exemplary Academic…

July 8, 2016
GALESBURG — Carl Sandburg College will host K-12 educators from throughout the state during the EdCamp Leaders Illinois “unconference” from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. July 11 on the Main Campus in Galesburg, 2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd.

This free event is part of an annual international occasion organized by the Penn Graduate School of Education’s Mid-Career Innovations Lab and is designed specifically for teachers and their needs. Unlike…

June 28, 2016
GALESBURG — Enjoy an afternoon of fun and friendly competition for a good cause at the eighth annual Carl Sandburg College Alumni & Friends Golf Outing on July 25 at Lake Bracken Country Club.

Registration for the outing begins at noon, followed by a shotgun start at 1 p.m. and awards dinner at 5 p.m. Cost for the four-person team scramble is $80 per player for 18 holes, cart rental and dinner. If you do not register with a foursome, you…

June 29, 2016
GALESBURG — Carl Sandburg College has released the names of students who qualified for the dean’s list and honors list for the 2016 spring 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. The…

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