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May 5, 2016
GALESBURG — Carl Sandburg College will host a reception from 5:30-7 p.m. May 19 in Room A035 on the Main Campus in Galesburg, 2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd., to thank and recognize donors from its recent Nursing  Challenge Campaign.

More than $120,000 was raised through the campaign to benefit students in the College of Nursing, a leading provider of trained healthcare professionals in west-central Illinois. Money pledged will replace outdated…

May 6, 2016
GALESBURG — Jennie Archer, coordinator of library instructional services and librarian at Carl Sandburg College, recently was recognized as a recipient of a 2016 Innovation of the Year Award from the League for Innovation in the Community College. Archer won the honor for piloting the College’s “Embedded Librarian” program and integrating it with the free app Touchcast to create tutorials for student use.

Since beginning the…

May 8, 2016
YORKVILLE — After staging a dramatic victory in an elimination game for the second straight day to advance to the Region IV District B title game, the Carl Sandburg College softball team fell to Illinois Valley 12-6 on Sunday, ending the Chargers’ season.

Sandburg (30-24) reached the championship round with a 7-2 win in eight innings over Madison (Wis.) after the Chargers were an out away from being eliminated. Sandburg finishes as region…

May 6, 2016
GALESBURG — Winners of the 27th annual Carl Sandburg College Poetry Awards were honored at a ceremony April 28 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…

May 11, 2016
GALESBURG — Carl Sandburg College and Western Illinois University on Wednesday signed a new admission partnership program (APP) to assist international students in the planning and completion of their associate and bachelor’s degrees through the two institutions.

Under the APP, signed by administrators from both schools in a ceremony at Sandburg’s Main Campus, Sandburg international students who complete their Associate in Arts or…

May 13, 2016
GALESBURG — Kylie Price has been named the 2016 Carl Sandburg College Faculty Member of the Year after students and fellow faculty members nominated Price for her outstanding work in the classroom. Price was introduced as the winner during the 48th annual Carl Sandburg College Commencement on Thursday night at Galesburg High School.

An English instructor and coordinator of developmental English, Price holds bachelor’s and master’s…

May 13, 2016
GALESBURG — Retired Carl Sandburg College professor Mary Robson was presented with the College’s Distinguished Service Award during the 48th annual Sandburg Commencement on Thursday evening.

Robson taught health and physical education as a professor at Sandburg from 1982-2012. Born and raised in Rock Island, she graduated from Illinois State University in 1974. She then taught physical education at Lombard Junior High in Galesburg while…


May 16, 2016
GALESBURG — Carl Sandburg College has been selected as one of only 44 postsecondary institutions in the country to take part in an experimental program that allows dual enrollment students to access Federal Pell Grants during their high school careers, the U.S. Department of Education announced Monday.

About 200 institutions applied to take part in the program, which is expected to last at least three years. Sandburg is one of only…

May 13, 2016
GALESBURG — Rex Beetner has been named the 2016 Carl Sandburg College Adjunct Faculty Member of the Year after students and fellow faculty members nominated Beetner for his outstanding work in the classroom. Beetner was introduced as the winner during the 48th annual Carl Sandburg College Commencement on Thursday night at Galesburg High School.

A key member of Sandburg’s National Academy of Railroad Science (NARS) program, Beetner came to…

May 24, 2016
GALESBURG — Gale Elementary School’s fourth grade class along with teacher Roxanne Green, and parent volunteers Curtis Kilgore and Bri Cox, visited the Carl Sandburg College Community Garden Monday, May 16.


The students grew flowers from seeds at their school and brought them to plant around the perimeter and through the garden. They planted 600 marigolds, 20 sweet asylums and 20 zinnias with assistance from Community Garden…

May 20, 2016
GALESBURG — Glass Favorites Corvette Club recently donated $1,000 to the Carl Sandburg College Foundation to fund two $500 scholarships for the 2016-2017 academic year.

To be eligible for the scholarship, students must have a minimum 2.5 GPA, be a full-time student in either the automotive technology or nursing program at Sandburg and be a resident of Knox County or Warren County.

Founded in 1969, the Carl Sandburg College…

May 20, 2016
GALESBURG — Carl Sandburg College took time to recognize and thank donors for their generous and significant contributions to its recent Nursing Challenge Campaign during a reception Thursday evening on the Main Campus in Galesburg.

As part of the reception, the College’s nursing lab was dedicated as the Wayne and Darlene Green Nursing Classroom following a substantial donation by the Greens’ children — David (Kassie), Michael…

May 20, 2016
GALESBURG — The late Dr. D. Wayne Green, a longtime member of the Carl Sandburg College Board of Trustees and retired professor at Knox College, was given the distinction of being Sandburg’s first Trustee Emeritus during the Board’s regular monthly meeting Thursday evening on the Main Campus in Galesburg.

Green, who passed away Oct. 27, was elected to four six-year terms on the Board, serving from 1985-2009. During his tenure, Green…

May 18, 2016
GALESBURG — The financial stability and good management of resources at Carl Sandburg College was reaffirmed this week with a confirmation of its Aa3 bond rating by Moody’s Investors Service. The confirmation of Sandburg’s rating differs from that of many community colleges in Illinois, which have seen downgrades to their marks.

The Aa3 rating — meaning the College’s credit is considered high quality and low risk —…

March 4, 2016
GALESBURG — Jake Tenhouse has already noticed a difference to the start of his third season as Carl Sandburg College baseball coach, the first with a team full of players he’s recruited.

“They have a pretty good idea of how I want things done. The fall season was light years ahead of where we were the previous fall as far as being on the same page,” Tenhouse said. “My voice lasted longer, certainly, this fall.”

The Chargers opened the…

March 2, 2016
GALESBURG — As the Carl Sandburg College softball team readies for its annual Spring Break trip, Chargers coach Todd Winkler still isn’t sure exactly what his starting lineup looks like, which he considers a good thing.

“We have a bunch of raw talent. I love that. We’re really deep his year, which is going to be a plus for us,” said Winkler, in his 12th season as coach. “If somebody gets hurt, we’re not going…

March 1, 2016
GALESBURG — Carl Sandburg College is seeking entries for the 27th annual Carl Sandburg College Poetry Competition. Entries are due March 11. The contest is open to the public, and poems will be judged in three categories: elementary, (grades 1-5), intermediate (grades 6-12) and adult.


Winners will be recognized at the Carl Sandburg College Poetry Awards ceremony at 6:30 p.m. April 28 in the Student Center on the Main Campus in Galesburg, 2400 Tom L.…

Feb. 27, 2016
SUGAR GROVE — The 16th-ranked Carl Sandburg College women’s basketball team’s sensational season came to an end Saturday evening with an 87-71 loss to Triton in the semifinals of the Region IV District D tournament.

The second-seeded Chargers (21-8), who had their seven-game winning streak snapped, surrendered their most points of the season against the No. 2 seed Trojans (23-9), who advance to face top seed Kankakee in next weekend…

Feb. 26, 2016
GALESBURG — Leaders from Carl Sandburg College, Black Hawk College, area school districts and high schools as well as leadership from Regional Office of Education #33 met Wednesday to discuss solutions to bridging the gap between high school graduation requirements and entrance into college courses.

The meeting, arranged by ROE #33, included Jodi L. Scott, Regional Superintendent of Schools; Sandburg President Dr. Lori Sundberg; Sandburg Vice President of…

Feb. 25, 2016
GRAYSLAKE — Strong shooting from 3-point range and at the free-throw line helped the Carl Sandburg College men’s basketball team take down Lake County 76-59 on Thursday night in the quarterfinals of the Region IV District 4 tournament.

Facing the third-seeded Lancers (17-13) on the road in the quarterfinals for the third straight year, the sixth-seeded Chargers (16-15) shot 9 of 18 from beyond the arc and 25 of 29 from the line, including…

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