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Feb. 2, 2013
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College men’s basketball team nearly handed Highland its first Arrowhead Conference loss but fell to the Cougars 74-70 in overtime Saturday at John M. Lewis Gymnasium.

The 21st-ranked Chargers (15-8, 4-3) took a 65-62 lead in overtime thanks to two free throws by freshman guard Juwan Hubbard (Rockford, Ill./Guilford) and a jumper from freshman forward Mitch Wendling (Athens, Ill./Athens), but the Cougars (18-2, 7-0) scored the...

Feb. 2, 2013
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College women’s basketball team lost 63-62 in overtime to Highland on Saturday at John M. Lewis Gymnasium in an Arrowhead Conference contest.

The Chargers (7-14, 1-6) led 62-58 in overtime before the Cougars (11-10, 4-3) scored the game’s final five points, capped by Marisha Moore’s 3-pointer from the top of the key with 28 seconds left. Sandburg had a chance to win in the closing seconds, but sophomore guard Makenzie Frank (...

Jan. 31, 2013
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College Literacy Coalition has been awarded a $12,000 2012 Core Mission Grant by the Community Foundation of the Great River Bend (CFGRB), located in Bettendorf, Iowa.

“Receiving this grant makes a big difference to the services we can provide,” literacy coordinator Karen Avalos said. “The cost of some of the instructional materials we use has nearly doubled in the last 10 years. Because of this grant, we can continue to...

Jan. 30, 2013
GALESBURG—Carl Sandburg College will hold an opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 8 in the Building D Lobby on the Main Campus in Galesburg, 2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd., for instructor Rich Ankeney’s “Land and Sea” photography show. Eighteen of Ankeney’s works will be on display from Feb. 1 to March 11 in the Main Lobby Gallery.

Ankeney studied fine arts at Quincy College and is a part-time instructor of art and photography at Sandburg. He also co-founded...

Jan. 30, 2013
MOLINE—The Carl Sandburg College men’s basketball team couldn’t hold on to a three-point lead at halftime and had its five-game winning streak snapped with a 69-62 loss on Tuesday at Black Hawk in an Arrowhead Conference game.


The Chargers (15-7, 4-2), ranked 21st in this week’s NJCAA Division II poll, led 40-37 at halftime. Sophomore guard Seth Wickert (Macomb, Ill./Macomb) led Sandburg with 17 points and freshman forward Aaron Powers (Springfield, Ill./...

Jan. 30, 2013
MOLINE—The Carl Sandburg College women’s basketball team dropped an Arrowhead Conference game 69-63 at Black Hawk on Tuesday.


The teams went into halftime tied 26-26. Freshman guard Jordyn Chasteen (Canton) had a team-leading 15 points for the Chargers (7-13, 1-5) and was the only Sandburg player to reach double figures.


Rayven Morrow and Lauren Ickes each scored a game-high 19 for Black Hawk.


“We got dominated in the paint...

Jan. 29, 2012
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College men’s basketball team nearly cracked the top 20 in the latest NJCAA Division II poll, which was released Tuesday.


The Chargers (15-6, 4-1) finished three points away from tying Phoenix for 20th in the rankings. Sandburg’s eight points matched Waubonsee for the most among other schools receiving votes. This is the first time this season the Chargers have garnered votes.


Sandburg will put its five-game...

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. 28, 2013
ELGIN—The Carl Sandburg College women’s basketball team was unable to extend its winning streak to three games following a 63-49 loss on Saturday in a nonconference game at Elgin.


The Chargers (7-12), coming off Thursday’s upset victory over No. 17 Illinois Valley, trailed 39-26 at halftime. Freshman forward Marysa Remick (ROWVA) scored 13 to lead Sandburg. Elgin’s Carly Saraceno had a game-high 20 points.


“We didn’t play real well the...

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. 22, 2013
GALESBURG—Rushville-Industry High School senior Kattie Haywood has signed to play next season for the Carl Sandburg College volleyball team.


Haywood, a 5-foot-8 middle hitter/outside hitter, had 124 kills, 151 digs, 37 aces and 16 blocks for the Rockets this past season. She also was an all-Prairieland Conference honorable mention selection.




Kattie Haywood

Jan. 22, 2013
GALESBURG—Sophomore guard Seth Wickert (Macomb, Ill./Macomb) scored a season-high 25 points and was one of five Carl Sandburg College men’s basketball players to reach double figures as the Chargers beat Monmouth College JV 80-72 on Monday night at John M. Lewis Gymnasium.


Sandburg (13-6) led 36-28 at halftime and shot 27 for 33 from the free-throw line as it won its third straight game and for the fourth time in five contests.



Jan. 22, 2013
MONMOUTH—The Carl Sandburg College women’s basketball team snapped a five-game losing streak with a 63-54 victory at Monmouth JV on Monday.


Sophomore guard Makenzie Frank (Knoxville) led the Chargers with 15 points, freshman forward Lexa Mahr (Macomb) added 13 and freshman forward Marysa Remick (ROWVA) scored 10 for the Chargers (6-11).


Sandburg led 28-19 at halftime. Tiffany Churchill scored a game-high 21 for the Fighting Scots.


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...