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Nov. 9, 2012
GALESBURG—The 2012 Carl Sandburg College men’s soccer team laid a solid foundation for what figures to be a bright future.


After the program took one year off, the Chargers opened a new era with a first-year coach and a roster with just one returning player. It ended with a school record for wins, a winning record in division play and hope that the best is yet to come after a 5-5-1 season.


“This was a great team — just young and...

Nov. 9, 2012
KEOKUK, Iowa—The Carl Sandburg College women’s basketball team opened its season with a 54-46 loss at Southeastern (Iowa) on Thursday night.


Freshman forward Marysa Remick led the Chargers (0-1) with nine points, and sophomore guard Makenzie Frank tallied eight points off the bench. Sandburg trailed 24-17 at halftime.


“We played a very nice game for the first time out with 11 first-year players but couldn’t buy a basket for most of the...

Nov. 8, 2012
CLINTON, Iowa—The Carl Sandburg College men’s basketball team picked up its second straight victory with a 78-66 win at Clinton on Wednesday.


The Chargers (2-1) were led by 17 points from sophomore guard Seth Wickert (Macomb, Ill./Macomb) and 14 points from sophomore guard Zach Grover (Macomb, Ill./Macomb). Freshman guard Juwan Hubbard (Rockford, Ill./Guilford) added 12 points for Sandburg, which shot 9 of 10 from the free-throw line.



Nov. 7, 2012
GALESBURG—Students in Carl Sandburg College’s therapeutic massage program donated $352.88 to the Western Illinois Chapter of the American Red Cross on Tuesday to go toward relief efforts for victims of Hurricane Sandy.


Students offered chair massages in the Building D lobby on the Main Campus in Galesburg on Tuesday and donated tips from the massages to the Red Cross. The money raised was presented to Carissa Scott, executive director for the Western...

Nov. 7, 2012
GALESBURG—Carl Sandburg College officials have signed a reverse transfer agreement with Western Illinois University to allow the transfer of credits between the two schools.

On Oct. 30, administrators from Sandburg and Western signed an academic partnership agreement that will allow students to transfer coursework from WIU to meet their remaining graduation requirements for an associate degree at Sandburg.

"Carl Sandburg College is excited...

Nov. 6, 2012
GALESBURG—With 11 freshmen on the Carl Sandburg College women’s basketball team’s roster, Chargers coach Mike Bailey is entering this season with an open mind and a team that likes to play in the open court.


“They run, they pass and they shoot, and it’s kind of no holds barred,” said Bailey, in his sixth season as Sandburg’s coach. “It should be an interesting style and fun style to watch.”


The Chargers begin their season at 6 p.m. Thursday...

Nov. 5, 2012
OTTUMWA, Iowa—The Carl Sandburg College men’s basketball team picked up its first victory of the season with an 85-55 win over William Penn JV on Saturday in the Indian Hills Classic.


The Chargers (1-1) were led by 14 points apiece from freshman forwards Mitch Wendling and Aaron Powers. Freshman guard Juwan Hubbard added 11 points, and fellow freshman guard Anthony Misuraca scored 10 for Sandburg, which led 39-25 at halftime and forced 34 turnovers in the...

Nov. 5, 2012
OTTUMWA, Iowa—The Carl Sandburg College men’s basketball team lost its season opener 109-84 to No. 5-ranked Indian Hills on Friday as part of the Indian Hills Classic.

Sophomore guard Seth Wickert scored a team-high 18 points to lead the Chargers (0-1). Sophomore forward Marvin Nunn and freshman forward Aaron Powers each scored 16, and freshman forward Mitch Wendling added 10 points for Sandburg, which shot 44 percent from the field and had nine players...

Nov. 2, 2012
GALESBURG—Carl Sandburg College volleyball player Caitlyn Godfrey has been named to the All-Arrowhead Conference team for the second straight season.


Godfrey, a 6-foot middle hitter from Princeville, led the Chargers this season with 393 kills and 70 solo blocks. She also finished with team highs in kills per set, attack attempts and aces. She was second on the Chargers in attack percentage and fourth in digs.


Godfrey was named to the All-...

Nov. 1, 2012
GALESBURG—The fourth annual Carl Sandburg College Alumni & Friends Athletic Reunion will take place Nov. 10 at John Lewis Gymnasium during the Chargers men’s and women’s basketball teams’ home opener.


All Sandburg alumni and friends are invited to attend and participate in the reunion activities. Alumni check-in begins at noon, followed by the Chargers women’s game against Waubonsee at 1 p.m., the men’s game against Wright at 3 p.m. and an alumni...

Nov. 1, 2012
GALESBURG—Plenty of new faces on his roster means Carl Sandburg College men’s basketball coach Ryan Twaddle will be preaching patience during the initial weeks of the season for the Chargers.

“We’re pretty young,” said Twaddle, entering his sixth season as Sandburg’s coach. “We’ve got 12 freshmen and three sophomores, so we understand it will be more of a process with this team early on rather than having a bunch of returners who can pick up everything...

Nov. 1, 2012
FREEPORT—Caitlyn Godfrey had a team-best 17 kills and six blocks, but the Carl Sandburg College volleyball team ended its season with a 25-16, 22-25, 25-20, 25-17 loss at Highland on Wednesday in the opening round of the Region IV tournament.


The Chargers (14-18) never trailed in the second set to even the match at a set apiece, but Highland used a 5-0 run in the third and a 7-1 stretch in the fourth to put the match away.


Godfrey, who had...

Oct. 31, 2012
GALESBURG—Registration begins Nov. 5 for the 2013 spring semester at Carl Sandburg College. In-district and online student tuition for Sandburg is $138 per credit hour. 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.

Online registration for the spring semester ends at midnight Jan. 13 and classes begin Jan. 14. Complete the...

Oct. 31, 2012
GALESBURG – Carl Sandburg College recently inducted 28 new members into its Chi Kappa chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, an honor society for two-year colleges.


The fall 2012 inductees were Kyle Coffin (Galesburg), Lynn Conner (Galesburg), Esther Crain (Galesburg), Kristi Endicott (Galesburg), Suzette Hall (Dahinda), Melissa Hammitt (Monmouth), Stephen Hartman (Galesburg), Tag Hartman-Simkins (Galesburg), Andrew Hayes (Galesburg), Jessica Huston (Carthage),...

Oct. 31, 2012
GALESBURG – Carl Sandburg College will hold a seminar for families of prospective first-generation college students from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 5 in the Welcome Center in Building B on the Main Campus in Galesburg, 2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd.


A student is considered first-generation when neither parent has a bachelor’s degree, but the program is open to all families interested in learning about applying to college. The seminar, “Exploring College,” will provide...

Oct. 31, 2012
GALESBURG—Carl Sandburg College will hold open houses Nov. 12 at its locations in Galesburg, Carthage and Bushnell as well as Nov. 13 at the Annex in downtown Galesburg. The College invites prospective students to take a campus tour, learn about transfer programs and get to know Sandburg at these open houses.


The Main Campus in Galesburg, 2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd., will host open houses at 9 and 1 p.m. Nov. 12 in the Welcome Center in Building B. The...

Oct. 30, 2012
GALESBURG—Carl Sandburg College volleyball player Caitlyn Godfrey has been voted to the all-Region IV Division II District A team.


Godfrey, a 6-foot middle hitter from Princeville, leads the Chargers this season in kills (376), kills per set (3.62), attack attempts (695), aces (38) and solo blocks (64). She’s also second on the team with a .393 attack percentage and her 132 digs rank fourth.


“This was a goal of mine going into this season...

DIXON—Carl Sandburg College cross country members Haley Bolliger and Derek Foley each qualified for the NJCAA Division I national championships at Saturday’s Region IV championship at Sauk Valley Community College.


Bolliger (below, left), a freshman from Tremont, finished fourth in the 5-kilometer women’s race after crossing the finish line in 20 minutes, 5 seconds. She was 58 seconds behind champion Ali Proffitt of College of DuPage. Foley (below, right), a sophomore from...

Oct. 26, 2012
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College TRIO Upward Bound program has been awarded a new five-year grant cycle that runs through August 2017.


“Having the TRIO Upward Bound program funded for another grant cycle is a great accomplishment for this institution and for the community,” said Tony Bentley, director of TRIO Upward Bound at Sandburg. “The success of this program is directly connected to the support Upward Bound receives from not only Carl Sandburg...

Oct. 25, 2012
MALTA—The Carl Sandburg College volleyball team closed its regular season with a 25-18, 25-18, 25-21 loss at 16th-ranked Kishwaukee on Tuesday in Arrowhead Conference action.


Freshman setter Lexa Mahr led the Chargers with 26 assists and five digs, and sophomore middle hitter Caitlyn Godfrey had team-highs of 10 kills and two blocks for Sandburg.


Freshman outside hitter Courtney Learned added six kills and sophomore outside hitter Mercedes...