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April 13, 2015
GALESBURG — Carl Sandburg College will host the inaugural Sandburg Business Simulation Competition for area high schools from 8:50 a.m.-1 p.m. April 14 on the College’s Main Campus in Galesburg.

Five teams — two from Illini West High School, two from United High School and one from Knoxville High School — consisting of three students each will be paired with a Sandburg student, who will serve as a mentor.

Team will simulate managing a...

April 5, 2015
GALESBURG — Three Carl Sandburg College employees recently received the John and Suanne Roueche Excellence Award from the League for Innovation in the Community College.

Misty Lyon, dean of student success; Kylie Price, English instructor and coordinator of developmental English; and Scott VanZuiden, developmental math instructor and coordinator of developmental math, were presented with the award, which celebrates outstanding contributions to teaching,...

April 1, 2016
GALESBURG — If all of the worst predictions of the future of civilization came true, what horrors would our children’s children face? Find out as Carl Sandburg College Theatre presents its spring production, “The Legacy,” from April 7-9 in the Fine Arts Theater (Room F118) on the Main Campus in Galesburg, 2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd.

Step into this nightmare set in the year 2099 with William (played by Allen Lee of Knoxville) and Marion (Kimberley Bond,...

April 1, 2016
GALESBURG — Cuba High School won first place as a team and had the individual champions in both categories at the fifth annual Carl Sandburg College High School Welding Competition on March 18 at the College’s Main Campus in Galesburg.

Cuba’s Brandon McKeever won the welding test portion of the contest. He was followed by Christopher Felly of Galesburg and Jacob Crisman of Knoxville. Cuba’s Josh Slater won the written portion of the contest, a 50-question...

March 23, 2016
GALESBURG — The 25th annual Carl Sandburg College Career Expo will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 5 in John M. Lewis Gymnasium on the College’s Main Campus in Galesburg, 2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd.

The Career Expo is free and open to the public. Job seekers will have the opportunity to network with more than 60 organizations, explore career fields and learn about Sandburg’s programs of study. The following organizations are scheduled to participate...

March 22, 2016
GALESBURG — The works of Carl Sandburg College students are on display through May 2 for the Spring 2016 Student Art Show in the Lonnie Eugene Stewart Art Gallery on the Main Campus in Galesburg, 2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd.

An opening reception for the show will take place from 6-8 p.m. April 1 in the gallery, located in Building D. The show and reception are free and open to the public. The show features more than 40 pieces in various types of media...

March 21, 2016
GALESBURG — Four Carl Sandburg College graduates recently were honored with the 20 Under 40 award presented by Young Professionals of Galesburg (YPG) and the Galesburg Area Chamber of Commerce, and another was named the chamber’s Ambassador of the Year.

Charles “Rocky” Caulkins, Josh Gibb, Charles Goodrich and Amber Smith were presented with the 20 Under 40 award, and the chamber also recognized Sandburg alumnus Doug Gibb as its 2015 Ambassador of the...

March 21, 2016
GALESBURG — The Carl Sandburg College TRIO Upward Bound program is accepting participant applications for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Applicants must be Knox County students attending Abingdon-Avon, Galesburg, Knoxville or ROWVA schools; 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 or academic guidelines.

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March 10, 2016
GALESBURG — The Carl Sandburg College Foundation recently received the largest gift in its history, more than $2.5 million, from the late local businesswoman, community leader and philanthropist, Ann Asplund.


Asplund, who passed away Feb. 9 at the age of 84, was committed to education, and she identified very specifically with the mission of Carl Sandburg College. In recent years, she developed a strong bond with many of the College’s programs and its...

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 to have to shuffle the lineup.”


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’s championship....

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 a 21-for-23...

Feb. 25, 2016
GALESBURG — The 16th-ranked Carl Sandburg College women’s basketball team hit a season-high 19 3-pointers as it drilled Lake County 81-32 on Thursday night at John M. Lewis Gymnasium in the quarterfinals of the Region IV District D tournament.

The nation’s leader this season in 3s made and attempted, the No. 2 seed Chargers (21-7) hit five of their first 10 from beyond the arc and never trailed against the seventh-seeded Lancers (2-26). Sandburg won its...

Feb. 24, 2016
GALESBURG — The Carl Sandburg College women’s basketball team moved up four spots to No. 16 in this week’s NJCAA Division II poll, which was released Wednesday.

The Chargers (20-7), who last week entered the rankings for the first time since the 2009-10 preseason, picked up wins last week at Sauk Valley to clinch the outright Arrowhead Conference title and against Black Hawk East on Sophomore Night in their regular season finale.


Feb. 24, 2016
GALESBURG — Carl Sandburg College will host a community forum on how to respond to an active shooter event from 6-8 p.m. March 9 in the Student Center in Building B on the Main Campus in Galesburg, 2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd.

This presentation, which is free and open to the public, will be led by Sgt. Dan Hostens of the Galesburg Police Department. A question-and-answer session will follow Hostens’ presentation.
This forum will help answer the...

Feb. 23, 2016
GALESBURG— In response to the changing dynamics of higher education and the new ways of delivering higher education, Carl Sandburg College will be transitioning away from maintaining a brick-and-mortar facility in Bushnell in order to use those dollars more cost effectively in its delivery of education to that part of the district.


Dr. Lori Sundberg, Carl Sandburg College President says, “The Carl Sandburg College Extension Center in Bushnell is an...

Feb. 23, 2016
GALESBURG — Carl Sandburg College and Culver-Stockton College on Tuesday signed an articulation agreement that offers a virtually seamless transfer option for students who earn an associate degree at Sandburg.


Under the partnership, students who receive an Associate in Arts or Associate in Science degree from Sandburg will meet nearly every general education requirement for a bachelor’s degree before transferring to Culver-Stockton.