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Jan. 7, 2014
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College Literacy Coalition is seeking volunteers for tutoring. Training sessions will take place from 1-5 p.m. Jan. 18, Jan. 25 and Feb. 1 in Room 103 of George Davis Hall on the campus of Knox College.

Once trained, volunteers can tutor students one-on-one, in small groups or in classrooms and assist with specific projects and events. Training is free of charge, and books and materials for tutoring are provided at no cost....

Jan. 7, 2015
GALESBURG—Carl Sandburg College has released the names of students who qualified for the dean’s list and honors list for the 2014 fall semester.

To qualify for the dean’s list, a student must be enrolled full-time (at least 12 credit hours) and earn a grade point average of at least 3.5 (on a 4.0 scale). To qualify for the honors list, a student must be enrolled full-time and earn a grade point average of 3.0 to 3.49.


Jan. 6, 2015
GALESBURG — Carl Sandburg College's Galesburg campuses will be closed today, Jan. 6, because of inclement weather. The Extension Center in Bushnell and Branch Campus in Carthage will be open.



Jan. 5, 2015
GALESBURG—Carl Sandburg College will host the 32nd annual Knox County Association for Home and Community Education (KCAHCE) Class Day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 28 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 53 classes offered, covering topics such as arts and crafts; technology; recreation/gardening; home and personal;...

Dec. 10, 2014
GALESBURG — Galesburg High School seniors, GHS juniors who plan to graduate early and 2014 GHS graduates can apply through Feb. 15 for the Galesburg Promise scholarship, which could cover as much as 100 percent of their tuition to Carl Sandburg College for the 2015-2016 academic year.

Students can apply for the scholarship by clicking HERE. Recipients must complete the application for admission to Sandburg, Galesburg Promise application and Free...

Dec. 3, 2014
LINCOLN—Joey Olden couldn’t have scripted a better homecoming.


The Carl Sandburg College freshman guard hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer in his first game back in his hometown to give the Chargers a 68-67 come-from-behind victory over Lincoln on Wednesday night.


With time winding down and Sandburg (8-2) trailing 67-65, freshman guard Martel Hunter (Monmouth, Ill./Monmouth-Roseville) drove into the lane and kicked it out to sophomore guard...

Nov. 19, 2014
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College Board of Trustees (BOT) and the Sandburg Education Association (SEA) are pleased to announce an extension of the labor agreement through fiscal year 2019. The Trustees formally approved the agreement at its regular meeting Nov. 18, 2014.

This agreement allows Carl Sandburg College to continue to focus its attention on its students and their success. Carl Sandburg College utilizes interest-based bargaining, which is a...

Nov. 14, 2014
GALESBURG—Representatives from area manufacturers, K-12 schools, state legislators and Carl Sandburg College employees came together Thursday morning to discuss shared topics between the education and industrial sectors during a Manufacturing Breakfast at Carl Sandburg College.

About 50 area leaders in education and industry attended the event, which included conversations about workforce training, necessary employee skills and trends within the business...

Nov. 6, 2014
GALESBURG—The work of artists Susanne Nestory and Chris Holbrook will be featured in their “Off the Grid” exhibit from Nov. 10-Jan. 12 in the Building D Gallery on Carl Sandburg College’s Main Campus in Galesburg, 2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd.


An opening reception for the exhibit will take place from 6-8 p.m. Nov. 14. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided at the reception.


Media in the exhibit...

Nov. 3, 2014
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College men’s basketball team opened it season with a 94-49 victory over St. Ambrose JV on Monday night at John M. Lewis Gymnasium.

The defending Region IV champion Chargers (1-0) cruised after closing the first half with a 26-5 burst to take a 43-22 lead into the locker room. Tied at 17 with 9:03 to go in the first, Sandburg began to pull away with six straight points in the next minute on two free throws from freshman Martel...

Oct. 21, 2014
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College Foundation, in collaboration with Green Thumb Industries, LLC (GTI), awarded two new scholarships worth $2,000 each for the 2014-2015 academic year to Sandburg students Whitney Freeman and Robert Robinson.

Freeman, a graduate of Spoon River Valley High School and now a Galesburg resident, is enrolled in her first year pursuing an Associate in Applied Science in radiologic technology. A graduate of ROWVA High School,...

Oct. 17, 2014
GALESBURG—Carl Sandburg College will host representatives from more than 50 colleges, universities and vocational schools during College Night 2013 from 6-7:30 p.m. Oct. 20 in John M. Lewis Gymnasium on the Main Campus in Galesburg, 2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd.

The following schools are scheduled to attend (list subject to change):

AIB College of Business
Ashford University
Benedictine University
Blackburn College

Oct. 13, 2014
GALESBURG—Carl Sandburg College Theatre presents the ancient Greek comedy “The Clouds” at 7 p.m. Oct. 16-18 and 24-25 in the Fine Arts Theater on the Main Campus in Galesburg, 2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd.

Written by Aristophanes, the play is a comical twist on Socrates’ teachings and debates the place of education and religion in teaching students. The play follows Strepsiades and his struggles to free his family of debt while weighing the ideas of just and...

Oct. 11, 2014
BYRON — The Carl Sandburg College men's golf team earned its third straight trip to the NJCAA Division II national tournament after finishing second in the Region IV tournament Saturday at PrairieView Golf Course.


The Chargers made up a one-shot deficit for the second and final national-qualifying spot by shooting 314 in Saturday’s final round. Sandburg ended with a 54-hole total of 949, six shots ahead of third-place Sauk Valley. Black Hawk won the...

Oct. 7, 2014
GALESBURG—Stephen Recker, author of “Rare Images of Antietam and the Photographers Who Took Them,” will host a talk and book signing at 11 a.m. Oct. 9 in the Sandburg Fine Arts Theater (Room F118) on Carl Sandburg College’s Main Campus in Galesburg, 2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd.

Recker has collected more than 600 rare photographs and relics from the Civil War’s Battle of Antietam, the bloodiest single-day battle in American history. He will use these...

Oct. 7, 2014
GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College Foundation presented its inaugural Community Honoree of the Year to Les Allen during Mr. Sandburg’s Garden Party on Sept. 14 for his significant accomplishments and contributions benefiting Sandburg students, programs and capital needs.

Allen recently retired as the executive vice president of lending and chief credit officer at Midwest Bank of Western Illinois after spending 25 years with the institution. While with...

Oct. 6, 2014
GALESBURG—Carl Sandburg College will host ribbon-cutting and grand opening celebrations Tuesday at the Main Campus in Galesburg, 2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd., to welcome its new bookstore and food service partners.

A ribbon-cutting at the bookstore, now operated by Follett Bookstore Management, will take place at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday. Food, discounted apparel, games and giveaways — including drawings for a $300 gift card and a tablet — will be available. The...

Oct. 3, 2014
GALESBURG—The registration deadline has been extended through noon Oct. 8 for the West Central Illinois Healthcare Continuing Education (WCIHCE) healthcare seminar “Healthy Workplace Environments – For Healthcare Workers” scheduled for 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 10 at the Carl Sandburg College Student Center, 2400 Tom Wilson Blvd.

This program will focus on healthy workplace environments for healthcare workers, with an emphasis on stress-reduction strategies....

Sept. 30, 2014
GALESBURG — A dream three years in the making became a reality Tuesday afternoon as Carl Sandburg College was formally introduced as a National Academy of Railroad Sciences (NARS) training site during a ceremonial contract signing on the Main Campus in Galesburg.

“There are times in a college’s life cycle that are defining moments,” Sandburg President Dr. Lori Sundberg said, “and we are participating in one of those moments right now for Carl Sandburg...

Sept. 30, 2014
GALESBURG—Carl Sandburg College on Monday was awarded more than $1 million as part of the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) competitive grant program, the White House announced.

Sandburg’s grant of $1,049,474 is part of a nearly $10 million award given to a consortium of five Illinois institutions that is spearheaded by Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and also includes Lewis and Clark Community College...