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May 11, 2015
GALESBURG — Allison VanFleet of Illini West High School has been awarded the first William and Sheila Roehlk Scholarship from the Carl Sandburg College Foundation.

The scholarship is given to one student who plans to attend Sandburg full-time for the 2015-2016 academic year and whose academic plan includes majoring in education at a four-year institution within the College’s district after graduating from Sandburg. Students who maintain a 3.0 grade point...

May 6, 2015
GALESBURG — Registration is under way for Carl Sandburg College’s Kids on Campus summer program, which will take place Aug. 3-7 on the Main Campus in Galesburg, 2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd.

This annual event is for students in grades K-6 and gives youth an opportunity to have fun while exploring a variety of courses without the pressure of homework and grades. Kids on Campus is open to all students, regardless of academic standing. Courses will be available in...

May 6, 2015
GALESBURG — Judge Thomas A. Keith will give the Commencement address at the 47th annual Carl Sandburg College Commencement. The ceremony, as well as the 45th annual High School Equivalency Graduation, will take place at 7 p.m. May 14 in Galesburg High School’s Hegg Auditorium, 1135 West Fremont St.

The 2014 recipient of the College’s Distinguished Alumnus Award, Keith has served as circuit judge for the Illinois 10th Judicial Circuit — which includes...

May 4, 2015
GALESBURG — Carl Sandburg College recognized outstanding students in academics, athletics and leadership for the 2014-2015 academic year during the annual Recognition and Awards Assembly on Thursday in the Student Center on the Main Campus in Galesburg.


The following awards and recognitions were given out during the assembly:


Adult Learning Center Outstanding Student of the Year Award
Jacob Coleman

April 23, 2015
CARTHAGE — Registration is available for Carl Sandburg College’s Kids on Campus summer sessions, which will take place June 8-12 at Illini West High School. The deadline to register is May 19.

Registration forms and program brochures can be found at Sandburg’s Branch Campus, 305 Sandburg Dr., or by visiting and clicking on “Kids on Campus.”

This summer enrichment program is offered for students in grades K-6. Sessions...

April 16, 2015
GALESBURG — For the third straight year, Carl Sandburg College has been named the national champion in the Small Colleges category of the Digital Community Colleges Survey by e.Republic’s Center for Digital Education.

This marks the fourth time overall that Sandburg has been honored as the best in its category, which includes community colleges with less than 5,000 students. It’s also the eighth time in a row the College has placed in the top 10 of its...

April 13, 2015
GALESBURG — Carl Sandburg College Theatre presents the Jones Hope Wooten comedy “The Red Velvet Cake War” from April 16-18 in the Fine Arts Theater on the Main Campus in Galesburg, 2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd. Showtimes are 7 p.m. each night, with a matinee performance at 2 p.m. April 18.

Under the direction of Susan Sharp, this “Southern-fried” comedy takes you into the wild and uproarious lives of the Verdeen cousins — Gaynelle, Peaches and Jimmie Wyvette...

April 10, 2015
GALESBURG — Carl Sandburg College honored the 2015 recipients of its Distinguished Alumnus Award and Outstanding Young Alumnus Award at the Alumni Awards Reception on Wednesday evening in the Student Center on the College’s Main Campus in Galesburg. Dr. Judy Glaser ’75 received the Distinguished Alumnus Award, and Travis Nesby ’03 received the Outstanding Young Alumnus Award.


Glaser serves as an assistant professor at the Georgia Regents University...

GALESBURG — The 20th annual Carl Sandburg Festival will take place April 21-25 to honor Galesburg-born, two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and Abraham Lincoln biographer Carl Sandburg by celebrating with the community through educational and recreational activities.

This year’s festival will feature five days of literary, history and children’s events that take place at the Carl Sandburg Historic Site and Visitors Center; Carl Sandburg College; Galesburg Public Library;...

March 30, 2015
GALESBURG — Carl Sandburg College student Erin Carder of Knoxville has been named a 2015 Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team Silver Scholar. The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation sponsors the program by recognizing 50 Gold, 50 Silver and 50 Bronze Scholars and providing nearly $200,000 in scholarships annually. Carder and other Silver Scholar will receive a $1,250 scholarship and a special medallion.

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society administers the Coca-...

March 27, 2015
GALESBURG — Knoxville High School won the fourth annual Carl Sandburg College Welding Competition on Friday afternoon at the Center for Manufacturing Excellence on the Main Campus in Galesburg.

Knoxville also claimed two of the top three individual competitors. Jagger Johnson and Ryan Brown of KHS finished first and third, respectively, and Galesburg’s Cody Park took second place. Austin Steward of ROWVA and Justin Hoben of Knoxville tied for first place...

March 26, 2015
GALESBURG — The 24th annual Carl Sandburg College Career Expo will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 7 in John M. Lewis Gymnasium on the Main Campus in Galesburg, 2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd.


The career expo is free and open to the public. Job seekers will have the opportunity to network with more than 55 organizations, explore career fields and learn about Sandburg’s programs of study. Organizations scheduled to participate in the career expo include...

March 25, 2015
GALESBURG — Honors students at Carl Sandburg College will have the opportunity to continue their honors-level curriculum at Western Illinois University and graduate with University Honors, following the signing of an honors articulation agreement Wednesday afternoon between the two institutions.

The agreement allows Sandburg honors students to transfer to Western’s Centennial Honors College following their degree completion at Sandburg. All honors...

March 18, 2015
GALESBURG — Linda Lee, associate director of educational technology and innovation at Carl Sandburg College, recently received the 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.

“I have the pleasure of supporting fellow faculty in...

March 17, 2015
GALESBURG — Carl Sandburg College student works will be on display March 23-May 4 for the Spring 2015 Student Art Show in the Building D Gallery on the Main Campus in Galesburg, 2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd.

An opening reception for the artists will take place from 6-8 p.m. March 27 in the gallery. The show and reception are free and open to the public. The show features pieces in various types of media designed by current Sandburg students, and awards will...

March 4, 2015
GALESBURG — Carl Sandburg College is seeking entries for the 26th annual Carl Sandburg College Poetry Competition. The contest is open to the general public, and poems will be judged in three categories: elementary, (1st-5th grade), intermediate (6th-12th grade) and adult.


Winners will be recognized at the Carl Sandburg College Poetry Awards ceremony at 6:30 p.m. April 23 in the Student Center on the Main Campus in Galesburg, 2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd.,...

March 3, 2015
GALESBURG — ALL Carl Sandburg College campuses will have a delayed start time of 10:30 a.m. today, March 3.



Feb. 19, 2015
GALESBURG — Saturday’s scheduled events as part of the Carl Sandburg College Athletics Reunion have been postponed because of anticipated inclement weather and will be rescheduled for a later date.


However, Friday’s viewings of “Hoovey,” which shares the inspirational story of former Chargers men’s basketball player Eric Elliott, will go on as scheduled at 4 and 7 p.m. Friday in the Fine Arts Theater (Room F118) on the Main Campus in Galesburg, 2400 Tom L...

Feb. 17, 2015
GALESBURG — The Carl Sandburg College men’s and women’s basketball Sophomore Night contests Thursday against Sauk Valley will be broadcast live on Sunny 97.7 WMOI and


Coverage of the Chargers’ regular-season finales at John M. Lewis Gymnasium will begin at 5:15 p.m. The women’s contest will tip off at 5:30 p.m., followed by the men’s game at 7:30 p.m. Sophomore Night festivities will take place between the games.



Feb. 17, 2015
GALESBURG — Students in Carl Sandburg College’s art and welding programs will test their mettle against one another with a friendly competition Feb. 28 in Building G on the Main Campus in Galesburg, 2051 Tom L. Wilson Blvd.


The second annual event pairs one art student and one welding student, who will have from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. to create a welded sculpture. Former Sandburg student John Henrikson will serve as juror to select a best-of piece. The event is...