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Jan. 29, 2012
GALESBURG—Carl Sandburg College Vice President of Administrative Services and CIO Samuel Sudhakar successfully defended his doctoral dissertation on Jan. 21 and earned his doctorate in business administration from Northcentral University in Prescott Valley, Ariz.


The topic of Sudhakar’s dissertation was “Examining the Potential of Information Technologies to Improve Cost Control in Community Colleges.” Northcentral University is regionally accredited by...

Jan. 28, 2013
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College Annex, 209 E. Main St., Galesburg, once again is offering services for cosmetology, therapeutic massage and dental hygiene during the spring semester. Current Sandburg students in each of these programs provide the services to the public at a reasonable cost to promote community outreach and so they can obtain quality, hands-on training during their educational experience.


The College offers full cosmetology service...

Jan. 28, 2013
ELGIN—The Carl Sandburg College men’s basketball team extended its winning streak to five games with a 71-57 nonconference victory at Elgin on Saturday.


Sophomore guard Seth Wickert (Macomb, Ill./Macomb) had a team-leading 16 points and freshman guard Dylan Ervin (Washington, Ind./Washington) scored a season-high 12 for the Chargers (15-6), who lead 28-18 at halftime.


“Today was a big win for us. Elgin is very good on their home court and...

Jan. 25, 2013
GALESBURG—Carl Sandburg College is seeking enthusiastic and creative instructors to teach classes for the 11th annual Carl Sandburg College Kids on Campus in August. The event attracts hundreds of students each year from across the district and offers classes in a variety of subjects to children in grades K-6. Instructors are needed in all areas and are encouraged to submit proposals for classes they have an interest in teaching. Teaching credentials are not required....

Jan. 24, 2013
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College men’s basketball team used a big second half to beat Illinois Valley 77-65 in an Arrowhead Conference contest Thursday at John M. Lewis Gymnasium.

The Chargers (14-6, 4-1) won for the fourth straight game and the fifth time in six contests. Sandburg is in second place in the conference, a half-game behind Highland.

Freshman forward Aaron Powers (Springfield, Ill./Lanphier) led another balanced scoring...

Jan. 24, 2013
GALESBURG—Sophomore guard Makenzie Frank (Knoxville) scored a team-high 16 points and the Carl Sandburg College women’s basketball team upset 17th-ranked Illinois Valley 63-58 for its first Arrowhead Conference victory on Thursday at John M. Lewis Gymnasium.


Sandburg (7-11, 1-4) took a lasting lead at 50-48 on a putback by freshman guard Jordyn Chasteen (Canton) with 7 minutes, 28 seconds to play. A Frank 3-pointer followed by a layup from freshman guard...

Jan. 24, 2013
GALESBURG—Carl Sandburg College has hired three employees following approval by the Board of Trustees at its regular monthly meeting held in December. Steven L. Sager was hired as director of business and community education, and Kipton J. Canfield was hired as director of public safety. Mary Pence also was hired as a full-time nursing instructor. All three are employed on the Main Campus in Galesburg.

Pence previously was an adjunct professor with the...

Jan. 23, 2013
CARTHAGE—Actor Richard Garey combines his passion as an actor, skill as a storyteller and expertise as a researcher and writer to bring the role of Mark Twain and Twain’s writings to life in “Mark Twain on Slavery” at 7 p.m. Feb. 21 in the Sandburg Auditorium, 1160 Buchanan St., Carthage, in observance of Black History Month. Twain tells of his experiences and characters that shaped his understanding of slavery from his days in Hannibal, Mo., to his time in Connecticut....

Jan. 18, 2013
GALESBURG— Carl Sandburg College is seeking entries for the 24th annual 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 an awards ceremony at 6:30 p.m. April 18 in the Student Center on the Main Campus in Galesburg, 2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd., during the Sandburg Days Festival for the Mind, which...

Jan. 16, 2013
GALESBURG—Carl Sandburg College President Dr. Lori Sundberg has been nominated for consideration for the American Association of Community Colleges Board of Directors.

Sundberg is one of 11 community college presidents selected to appear on the ballot in the institutional representatives category. Six positions are open to serve a staggered three-year term on the Board. The Board of Directors is elected by AACC member CEOs, and the election will take...

Jan. 14, 2013
GALESBURG—The Galesburg Business & Technology Center (BTC) is offering up to five $1,000 scholarships for full-time college students who have demonstrated a passion for entrepreneurship.

Scholarships are available to any graduating high school senior or first-, second- or third-year college student who is a permanent resident of Knox County or Warren County. Students must have at least a 2.0 grade point average and may attend any accredited two- or...

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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Bowen — Linda Twaddle...

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...