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Jan. 15, 2016
GALESBURG — Illinois Secretary of Education Dr. Beth Purvis got a first-hand look Thursday at how Carl Sandburg College is changing the traditional classroom structure, integrating technology in classrooms throughout all departments and saving students hundreds of thousands of dollars in textbook costs while increasing retention and completion rates.

 

Purvis toured the College’s Main Campus in Galesburg to view team-based learning environments, classrooms…

Jan. 13, 2016
GALESBURG — Carl Sandburg College has announced the names of students who have completed graduation requirements and graduated from the College at the end of the 2015 fall semester.

 

ASSOCIATE DEGREES
ASSOCIATE IN APPLIED SCIENCE
Accounting
Knoxville — Shannon Bledsoe

 

Business Administration
Galesburg — Danielle Carlson, Polly Mannon-Nygard

 

Computer Information System Specialist
Little York…

Jan. 13, 2016
GALESBURG — Carl Sandburg College will host the 33rd annual Knox County Association for Home and Community Education (KCAHCE) Class Day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 27 on the Main Campus in Galesburg, 2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd.
 

Class Day allows participants to attend up to five classes in eight categories for $25 and includes lunch. There will be 50 classes offered, covering topics such as arts and crafts; technology; recreation/gardening; home and personal;…

Jan. 8, 2016
GALESBURG — The Carl Sandburg College Financial Aid Office and the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) will host a completion workshop for the 2016-2017 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) from 1-3 p.m. Jan. 31 in the Student Center on Sandburg’s Main Campus in Galesburg, 2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd.
 

This free workshop is available for anyone who plans to enroll at any college or university (not just Sandburg) for the 2016-2017 academic…

Jan. 5, 2016
GALESBURG — The Carl Sandburg College men’s basketball team has yet to play a game in 2016 but already received some good news.

 

The Chargers (12-4) received votes in this week’s NJCAA Division II poll, released Monday, garnering five points. Sandburg, which has won six of its last seven, finished outside the official top-20 rankings but tied with Ancilla (Ind.) for 24th overall. It’s the first time the Chargers have earned votes since they were ranked 14th…

Dec. 21, 2015
GALESBURG — Carl Sandburg College recently added 10 new welding bays and made additions to its electrical lab as part of a Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) grant worth more than $1 million.

 

The expansion brought the Sandburg’s total number of welding bays to 25, and the new equipment will be used in the curricula for stackable degree programs that also were developed through TAACCCT grant funding.

 

Dec. 18, 2015
GALESBURG — You may be aware of the Carl Sandburg College Foundation’s Nursing Project Challenge, which strives to make a difference in the careers of current future students in Sandburg’s College of Nursing.
 

The generous support of Sandburg’s community already has created significant momentum toward the campaign goal of $120,000. However, there is still more work to do, and your support is needed. Every area of the College of Nursing will benefit from…

June 24, 2016
GALESBURG — Get your start in the growing field of healthcare by enrolling in a 12-week pharmacy technician course during the fall semester through Carl Sandburg College’s Corporate & Leisure College.
 

The course provides students a foundation in the skills necessary for employment as a pharmacy technician in a retail setting and will prepare them for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board exam.
 

Fall semester…

Nov. 25, 2015
GALESBURG — Carl Sandburg College Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society member Miranda Tharp has been selected as a 2015 Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholar.

 

Tharp, a sophomore from Kirkwood and a graduate of United High School, was one of 200 recipients selected by a panel of independent judges out of more than 1,100 applicants. Recipients are selected based on outstanding academic achievement and demonstrated leadership potential.

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Nov. 25, 2015
GALESBURG — Carl Sandburg College Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society advisor Lara Roemer has been named one of 30 community college instructors to serve as PTK’s 2016-2017 Faculty Scholars.

 

Roemer, a political science and history instructor at Sandburg, was selected from among nearly 3,000 chapter advisors. Roemer also was named a Faculty Scholar in 2014, and she is among eight advisors who were chosen to serve on PTK’s Honors Program Council. Members of the…

Nov. 19, 2015
GALESBURG — Tour Carl Sandburg College’s newly renovated nursing labs during a College of Nursing and Health Professions Open House from 4-6 p.m. Dec. 1 on the Main Campus in Galesburg, 2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd.

 

The open house begins in Room A035, and guests will have the opportunity to take part in tours and demonstrations in the College’s new nursing skills, clinical and simulation labs. They’ll also be able to visit with faculty and students in Sandburg…

Nov. 19, 2015
GALESBURG — Carl Sandburg College has been designated a 2016 Military Friendly School by Victory Media, marking the third time Sandburg has received the honor. Now in its seventh year, the Military Friendly Schools designations provides service members and their families with data-driven ratings about post-military education and career opportunities.

 

Institutions competed for the elite Military Friendly School title by completing a survey of more than 100…

Nov. 16, 2015
GALESBURG — Nearly 200 students from 16 community colleges throughout Illinois came to Carl Sandburg College on Nov. 6-7 to take part in the Illinois Community College Student Activities Association’s (ICCSAA) annual fall student leadership conference.
 

The theme of the conference, “Celebrating Diversity with ICCSAA,” focused on student development, leadership, professionalism, education and acceptance of themselves and their peers on campus, their…

Nov. 12, 2015
GALESBURG — Carl Sandburg College’s Office of Marketing and Public Relations won four National Council for Marketing & Public Relations (NCMPR) District 3 Medallion Awards on Nov. 6 during the district’s conference in Fort Wayne, Ind.

 

The College received bronze medallions in four categories:
• Folder, for its “Welcome,” “Next Step” and “Start Here” series
• Postcard (single or series), for its “Discover Your Reason to Love Sandburg” set…

Nov. 10, 2015
SPRINGFIELD — Testifying before the Illinois House of Representatives, Carl Sandburg College President Dr. Lori Sundberg on Tuesday shared how the lack of a state budget has affected the College and asked lawmakers to make funding for community colleges and higher education a priority.

 

“Community colleges are the workhorses of the higher education system,” Sundberg told legislators. “We will admit anyone who wants a better life and give them a shot at the…

Nov. 10, 2015
Text of Carl Sandburg College President Dr. Lori Sundberg's testimony to the Illinois House of Representatives on Nov. 10 regarding funding for Illinois community colleges:

 

Thank you, Mr. Speaker, and honorable members of the House for giving me the opportunity to address you today.

 

I stand before you as a community college president who is facing some very difficult situations and equally painful decisions. I know you are…

Nov. 6, 2015
GALESBURG — Two girls float to outer space in a hot-air balloon and encounter alien life in Carl Sandburg College’s production for children, “Outer Limits,” which runs Nov. 12-14. Written and directed by Sandburg assistant professor of theatre Susan Sharp, the 30-minute production is for children of all ages.

 

The ensemble tells the story of two girls (Mia Ismal of Galesburg and Katie Spring of Oneida) who sneak onto a hot-air balloon at a carnival, only to…

Nov. 3, 2015
GALESBURG — Carl Sandburg College women’s basketball coach Mike Bailey had a good foundation in place when it came to assembling his roster for the 2015-16 season.

 

The Chargers return six players from last season, including their top two scorers in forward McKenna Weaver (Bartonville, Ill./Limestone) and guard Jessica Lieber (Galesburg, Ill./Galesburg). Weaver averaged 14.5 points as a freshman while earning All-Arrowhead Conference and All-Region IV…

Nov. 1, 2015
PALATINE — Carl Sandburg College women’s cross country runner Andrea Gordon (Normal, Ill./Normal West) qualified for the NJCAA Division I Championships after finishing fourth in the Region IV championship Saturday at Harper College.
 

Gordon, a freshman, finished the 5-kilometer course in 20 minutes, 46.15 seconds to pace the Chargers, who took third place as a team with 79 points. Gordon’s finish was good enough to advance to nationals, which will take…

Oct. 30, 2015
GALESBURG — The Carl Sandburg College men’s basketball team enters the 2015-2016 season with several new faces, but Chargers coach Ryan Twaddle doesn’t necessarily view that as a negative.

 

“We may not have very many guys who played a lot of minutes for us last year, but I think we have a lot of talented guys who are going to be competing for minutes,” Twaddle said. “When you have a lot of new bodies, everyone wants to show why they deserve to play, and…

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