All News Stories

April 5, 2013
GALESBURG—Members of the Glass Favorites Corvette Club presented a donation of $1,000 to Carl Sandburg College Foundation director Gena Alcorn on April 4. The club annually awards $1,000 for distribution of two $500 scholarships.

To qualify for the scholarship, a student must have a minimum 2.5 grade point average and be a full-time student in either the automotive technology or nursing program at Sandburg. The scholarship recipient must also be a...

April 5, 2013
GALESBURG—Carl Sandburg College won three National Council for Marketing and Public Relations District 3 Medallion Awards during the organization’s conference in Chicago.

Sandburg placed first in the Logo Design category for its new Charger logo, which was unveiled last spring and serves as the primary logo for its athletic teams. The College placed second in the Website category for, which launched a new design last July and provides...

April 3, 2013
GALESBURG—The 18th annual Sandburg Days festival for the mind will take place April 17-20 to honor Galesburg-born, two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and Abraham Lincoln biographer Carl Sandburg and his family by celebrating with the community through educational and recreational activities. A compete list of events for the Sandburg Days festival for the mind appears below and can be found online at


APRIL 17, Wednesday...

April 2, 2013
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College Literacy Coalition is seeking volunteer tutors. Basic volunteer training sessions will take place from 1 to 5 p.m. April 7, 14 and 21 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. Those who can’t attend...

March 26, 2013
GALESBURG—The 22nd annual Carl Sandburg College Career Expo will take place from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. April 9 in John M. Lewis Gymnasium on the Main Campus in Galesburg, 2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd.

The College is working in collaboration with the City of Galesburg and the cooperation of U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk, U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock, U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos, state Sen. John Sullivan, state Sen. Darin LaHood, state Rep. Don Moffitt, state...

March 25, 2013
GALESBURG—Carl Sandburg College student creations are on display through May 4 for the spring 2013 Student Art Show in the Building D Gallery in the main lobby of the Main Campus in Galesburg, 2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd. A reception for the artists will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. March 28 in the gallery.

The show features a total of 50 paintings, drawings, sculptures and photographs by current Sandburg students. The juror for this year’s show is Chris...

March 22, 2013
GALESBURG—Carl Sandburg College will offer three new certificate programs and one new associate in applied science program beginning with the 2013 fall semester to address the anticipated immediate need for trained workers for area railroad and manufacturing industries.

The College will offer associate in applied science and certificate programs for off-highway motive power electrical technician in addition to certificate programs in basic industrial and...

March 22, 2013
GALESBURG—The registration deadline is March 25 for the 20th annual Knox-Galesburg Symphony Young Pianists Competition. The competition will take place at 9 a.m. April 6 in Building F on Carl Sandburg College’s Main Campus in Galesburg, 2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd.

There is no cost to enter the competition, which is open to pianists who are 5 to 14 years old as of April 6 and live in Knox, Henry or Warren counties. Participants will compete in one of three...

March 20, 2013
GALESBURG—Carl Sandburg College Theatre presents a new drama, “Robert’s Here,” at 7 p.m. March 21-23 in the Fine Arts Theatre on the Main Campus in Galesburg, 2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd.

Set in an old house in Connecticut, the play surrounds Robert, a ghost played by Joe Winbigler of Galesburg. Robert’s past and present are mysteries to the new inhabitants of the house, Dave (Mark Thomas, Maquon) and Karen Williams (Emily Douglas, Monmouth). With the help...

March 8, 2013
GALESBURG—Carl Sandburg College received two merit awards in the 28th annual Educational Advertising Awards presented by “Higher Education Marketing Report.”

Sandburg was honored in the Website category for its website,, and the Social Media category for its Facebook page, Sandburg was judged against schools with enrollments of 2,000 to 4,999 students, and it was one of 11 Illinois community colleges...

March 7, 2013
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College TRIO Upward Bound program is accepting applications for program participants for the 2013-2014 school year.
Applicants must be Knox County students in the Abingdon, Galesburg, Knoxville or ROWVA school districts; currently be in eighth, ninth or 10th grade and meet program eligibility criteria. Students must be first-generation college-bound students and/or meet income guidelines.
For more information or...

March 7, 2013
CARTHAGE—“Mark Twain on Slavery,” a performance by actor Richard Garey that was scheduled for March 5 at the Sandburg Auditorium in Carthage but postponed because of inclement weather, has been rescheduled for 7 p.m. March 21.

Ticket-holders who would like to refund their purchase should call the Carl Sandburg College Branch Campus in Carthage at 217.357.3129 ext. 0.

Garey combines his passion as an actor, skill as a storyteller and...

March 6, 2013
GALESBURG—Carl Sandburg College hired three employees following approval by the Board of Trustees at its regular monthly meeting held in February. Stacey Rucker was hired as resource development specialist, and Nicky Smith was hired as student information assistant. Michael O’Connell was hired as administrative assistant for TRIO Upward Bound and the Testing Center. All three will be employed at the Main Campus in Galesburg.

Rucker previously worked for...

March 6, 2013
GALESBURG—Nearly 400 area high school sophomores and juniors will participate in the 2013 Carl Sandburg College Career Fair from 10 a.m. to noon March 15 on the Main Campus in Galesburg, 2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd.

Students from Galesburg, Knoxville, Monmouth-Roseville and United high schools are expected to attend. Students will choose to attend three 30-minute sessions on career types. Categories include:


Administrative Office Professional...

March 1, 2013
GALESBURG—Area children can receive care for their favorite bear during the Carl Sandburg College Teddy Bear Clinic from 8 a.m. to noon March 6 and 7 in John M. Lewis Gymnasium on the Main Campus in Galesburg, 2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd.

Pre-schoolers, kindergarteners and first-graders from the Sandburg Children’s School, Costa Catholic Academy, Galesburg Christian School and area day cares will bring a teddy bear to be “examined” by second-year students in...

March 1, 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...

Feb. 28, 2013
GALESBURG—Sophomore guard Seth Wickert (Macomb, Ill./Macomb) hit a half court shot at the end of regulation to force overtime, but the Carl Sandburg College men’s basketball team lost to Black Hawk 70-64 in overtime Thursday at John M. Lewis Gymnasium in a Region IV tournament quarterfinal.


Coming out of a timeout with 1.2 seconds left in regulation, freshman guard Juwan Hubbard (Rockford, Ill./Guilford) found Wickert along the right baseline. Wickert...

Feb. 27, 2013
GALESBURG—Carl Sandburg College President Dr. Lori L. Sundberg recently was presented the Knox College Alumni Achievement Award. Sundberg was one of four recipients of the award during a ceremony Feb. 15 in Knox’s Seymour Library.
“It was an amazing ceremony and I'm very humbled to have been selected,” Sundberg said. “I feel very blessed to have had the outstanding educational opportunities that I've had from Carl Sandburg College to Knox College and beyond.”...

Feb. 25, 2013
CARTHAGE—“Mark Twain on Slavery,” a performance by actor Richard Garey scheduled for Feb. 26 at the Sandburg Auditorium in Carthage, has been postponed to 7 p.m. March 5 because of anticipated inclement weather.

Ticket-holders who would like to refund their purchase should call the Carl Sandburg College Branch Campus in Carthage at 217.357.3129 ext. 0.

Garey combines his passion as an actor, skill as a storyteller and expertise as a...

Feb. 21, 2013
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College men’s and women’s basketball games scheduled for today at Kishwaukee have been postponed to Saturday because of anticipated inclement weather. The women’s game will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday, followed by the men’s game at 3 p.m.