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May 9, 2013
GALESBURG—Gwen Koehler, former dean of adult and developmental education at Carl Sandburg College, will be the speaker for the 43rd GED Commencement at 7 p.m. May 15 at the Orpheum Theatre, 57 S. Kellogg St., Galesburg. The ceremony will honor 91 students who passed the GED requirements, and a reception will follow in the Kensington Ballroom, located adjacent to the Orpheum.

Koehler has been an educator in Illinois for more than 35 years. She began her…

May 7, 2013
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College baseball team scored 10 unanswered runs in the final three innings to beat Illinois Valley 11-3 in seven innings in the opening round of the Region IV tournament Tuesday at the William “Bill” Hungate Baseball/Softball Complex.

Winners of 10 of their last 11, the Chargers (25-23) advance to this weekend’s round-robin, double-elimination sectional with Elgin and Kankakee. Sandburg will face Elgin at 9 a.m. Saturday and…

May 2, 2013
GALESBURG—Lieutenant Governor Sheila Simon will give the Commencement address at the 45th annual Carl Sandburg College Commencement, which will take place at 7:30 p.m. May 16 in Hegg Auditorium at Galesburg High School, 1135 W. Fremont St. Nearly 550 students have applied to graduate, and nearly 250 students are expected to participate in the ceremony.

Simon offers a lifetime and legacy of public service as a lawyer, teacher and working mother. Her record…

May 1, 2013
GALESBURG—The 11th annual Carl Sandburg College Automotive Club Cruise-In will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 5 in the Building C parking lot on the Main Campus in Galesburg, 2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd.

All years of cars, trucks and motorcycles are welcome. The event, sponsored by Advance Auto Parts and Keister’s Tire Centers, will feature a food stand sponsored by the Sandburg Automotive Club, an engine dynamometer demonstration, a cylinder head flow…

April 26, 2013
GALESBURG—Carl Sandburg College recognized outstanding students in academics and leadership for the 2012-13 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
Heather Peters
Stan Shover Learning…

April 25, 2013
GALESBURG—A Mobile Vet Center out of Springfield will be on Carl Sandburg College’s Main Campus in Galesburg, 2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd., from April 29-30 to provide services for any area veterans.

The Mobile Vet Center will be in the Building B parking lot and will have a table for entry in the Student Center in Building B. Services in the Mobile Vet Center will be available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 29 and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 30.

April 25, 2012
GALESBURG—Winners have been announced for the 20th annual Knox-Galesburg Symphony Young Pianists Competition, which took place April 6 in Building F on Carl Sandburg College’s Main Campus in Galesburg.

Winners from the competition were: Maximilian Martinez (Galesburg), Joshua Hutchings (Galesburg), Christopher Pamatmat (Galesburg), Maya Gomez (Galesburg), Lucas Shroyer (Galesburg), David Sudhakar (Galesburg), A.J. Pamatmat (Galesburg) and Ashleigh…

April 24, 2013
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College softball team came in tied for 20th in the latest NJCAA Division II rankings, which were released Wednesday. It’s the first time the Chargers (24-16, 10-4) have received votes in the poll this season. Sandburg tied East Central (Mo.) for the final spot in the top 20.

The Chargers’ appearance in the poll comes on the heels of Sunday’s doubleheader sweep at Illinois Valley, which featured a pair of extra-inning victories…

April 22, 2013
OGLESBY—The Carl Sandburg College softball team swept 20th-ranked Illinois Valley in a pair of extra-inning games Sunday to move into first place in the Arrowhead Conference. The Chargers won the opener 8-3 in 10 innings and took Game 2 7-5 in nine innings.


Sandburg (24-16, 10-4) has won seven in a row, 14 of its last 15 and is 17-3 in April. The Chargers have won their last eight conference games and control their own destiny in the Arrowhead race.…

April 19, 2013
GALESBURG—Winners of the 24th annual Carl Sandburg College Poetry Awards were honored at a ceremony Thursday evening 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 poems…

April 16, 2013
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College choir will host a visit by award-winning composer Mark Woodward on April 18-19 for the premiere of his new work, “The Cleverness of You,” which was commissioned to Woodward by the College and features lyrics by Sandburg student Jessica Froelich.

A reception to honor Woodward and Froelich will take place at 6:30 p.m. April 19 at Covenant Church of Galesburg, 665 W. Dayton St. The Sandburg choir’s spring concert will…

April 15, 2013
GALESBURG—Alaskan Fiddling Poet Ken Waldman will lead a writers workshop at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at the Carl Sandburg Historic Site Barn, 313 E. Third St., during the Sandburg Days festival for the mind.

The workshop, “Four Writing Prompts: The Beginning of Four New Stories or Poems,” will help participants start with the writing of four new pieces and develop strategies for beginning many more. The session is open to writers of all levels and…

April 15, 2013
GALESBURG—Poetry Slam founder and creator Marc Smith will lead the seventh annual Rootabaga Poetry Slam at 8 p.m. Friday, April 19 at 156 East banquet facility, located at 156 E. Main St., Galesburg. Top “slammers” from across the Midwest are expected to compete for cash prizes totaling $350.

There is no entry fee to compete. Admission is free, but freewill offerings will be accepted. Refreshments will be served, and a cash bar will be available. For…

April 15, 2013
GALESBURG—The Sandburg Days festival for the mind Photography Contest awards reception will take place at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 18, in the Sanderson Room of the Galesburg Public Library, 40 E. Simmons St.

Entries for the contest may be turned in to the Galesburg Public Library through 8 p.m. April 16. A $25 cash prize will be awarded to the local amateur photographer who wins Best of Show, and a $20 gift certificate from The Frame Works will be…

April 10, 2013
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College Welcome Center will hold a grand opening from 3 to 6 p.m. April 17 in Room B09 on the Main Campus in Galesburg, 2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony with comments from Sandburg President Dr. Lori L. Sundberg, Vice President of Student Services Steve Norton and director of recruitment Dylana Carlson will take place at 4 p.m., and members of the Sandburg recruitment team will be on hand to answer questions…

April 9, 2013
CARTHAGE—Carl Sandburg College, Spoon River College and Southeastern Iowa Community College will hold an adjunct faculty recruitment fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 3 at Sandburg’s Branch Campus in Carthage, 305 Sandburg Dr.


Applicants interested in teaching courses for college transfer requiring a master’s degree in specific disciplines in communications, fine arts, social sciences, math and science or in various career/technical fields with appropriate…

April 9, 2013
GALESBURG—Registration is now open for classes for the 2013 fall semester at Carl Sandburg College. One year of tuition at Sandburg can help you save more than $6,000 over attending a four-year public college and more than $26,000 over attending a four-year private college. Fall semester classes begin Aug. 19.

First-time Sandburg students should contact the Carl Sandburg College Welcome Center on the Main Campus in Galesburg at 309.345.3500 or…

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


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