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Jan. 11, 2013
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 2012 fall semester.


Galesburg — Kathy Bennett, Marilyn Carlson, Sandra Shepherd
Gilson — Andrew Wyman
Warsaw — Paula Vickers


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Jan. 11, 2013
GALESBURG—Carl Sandburg College has released the names of students who qualified for the dean’s list and honors list for the 2012 fall 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.



Jan. 9, 2013
GALESBURG—Pura Platti’s passion for art blossomed in her 30s while living in the seaside city of Ponce, Puerto Rico.

“That’s when I began to get inspired by nature, by the beauty of the sea and the little island and the birds,” Platti said. “I started to do things like a child.”

Sixty years later, she’s still as active and eager to learn as ever. The 92-year-old Platti, a resident at Woodridge Supportive Living Residence in Galesburg, will…

Jan. 7, 2013
GALESBURG—Carl Sandburg College has been selected by the Community College Futures Assembly (CCFA) as a finalist for the 2013 Bellwether Award.

Sandburg’s submission, “Leveraging the Cloud for Student Success and Institutional Effectiveness,” was named a finalist in the Planning, Governance and Finance category. The category features programs or activities that have been designed and successfully implemented to improve efficiency and effectiveness in the…

Jan. 4, 2013
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College Literacy Coalition is seeking volunteers for tutoring. Basic volunteer training sessions will take place from 1 to 5 p.m. Jan. 13, 20 and 27 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. Food will be…

Jan. 4, 2013
GALESBURG—Carl Sandburg College will host the 30th annual Knox County Association for Home and Community Education (KCAHCE) Class Day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 23 on the Main Campus in Galesburg, 2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd.


Class Day allows participants to attend up to five classes in eight categories for $25, which includes lunch. There will be 55 classes offered, covering topics such as arts and crafts; technology; recreation/gardening; home and personal;…

Dec. 13, 2012
GALESBURG—Every student in the most recent class of the Carl Sandburg College therapeutic massage program recently passed on their first attempt the certification exam assessed by the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards.

The FSMTB’s Massage and Bodywork Licensing Examination is recognized by 35 states, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Each student is now certified to take the licensure exam for each of those locations.…

Dec. 13, 2012
GALESBURG—Every student in the most recent class of Carl Sandburg College’s nuclear medicine technology program recently passed the certification exam assessed by the Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board.

The one-hour, 55-minute test includes 90 multiple-choice questions. Students are tested in radiation safety, instrumentation, clinical procedures and radiopharmacy. The NMTCB exam is recognized by 25 states, including Illinois and Iowa.…

Dec. 13, 2012
After several weeks of analysis and writing, Kaylee Moseley’s hard work paid off. The first-year Carl Sandburg College student had finished her first major research project.


“I knew it would be a lot of work,” Moseley said. “It’s going to be really helpful for me in the future. I know more of what to expect and what’s expected of me.”


Moseley was one of several Sandburg students who presented posters and fielded questions from a public…

Dec. 13, 2012
GALESBURG—Carl Sandburg College student Joel Kouakou has been awarded a $250 scholarship from the Illinois Community College Student Activities Association.

Kouakou was one of three students in the state to receive the scholarship after attending the ICCSAA Fall Leadership Conference on Nov. 2-3 in Bloomington. Applicants had to submit a resume and a reflection essay describing what they learned during the conference and how their campus leadership…

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. 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…

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…

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