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Oct. 9, 2014
BYRON—A strong finish helped the Carl Sandburg College men’s golf team get off to a good start in the Region IV tournament Thursday at PrarieView Golf Club.

In search of their third straight trip to the NJCAA Division II national tournament, the Chargers shot an opening-round 312 and are in third place after the first day of the 54-hole tournament.

Sandburg shot 7 over par as a team on the back nine and sits just two shots back of co-...

Oct. 9, 2014
GALESBURG — Black Hawk handed the Carl Sandburg College volleyball team a 25-23, 25-19, 22-25, 25-21 Arrowhead Conference loss on Wednesday night at John M. Lewis Gymnasium.


Sandburg (9-11, 4-4) rallied to tie the fourth set at 17 after trailing for much of it, but the Braves pulled away to close out the match. The teams split the season series, with each winning in four sets on the home team’s floor.


Freshman McKenna Weaver (Limestone) had...

Oct. 8, 2014
OGLESBY — Freshman outside hitter McKenna Weaver (Limestone) had a team-best 14 kills to help the Carl Sandburg College volleyball team pick up a 25-13, 25-21, 23-25, 25-22 Arrowhead Conference victory at Illinois Valley on Tuesday night.


Sandburg (9-10, 4-3) picked up its second straight victory while also snapping a two-game conference skid. The win also gave the Chargers the season sweep over the Eagles.


Freshman Brenna Combs (Abingdon-...

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. 6, 2014
WAVERLY, Iowa — Sophomore Chrissy Kokjohn (Clinton, Iowa/Prince of Peace) paced the Carl Sandburg College women’s cross country team in Saturday’s Dan Huston Invitational hosted by Wartburg College.


Kokjohn’s time of 26 minutes, 46 seconds in the 6-kilometer women’s race was good for 64th place overall. Sophomore Bayleigh Harrison (Knoxville, Ill./Knoxville) was 102nd in 29:44, and sophomore Tessa Vowels (St. Joseph, Ill./St. Joseph-Ogden) was 115th in 32:...

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....

Oct. 2, 2014
GALESBURG — Waubonsee handed the Carl Sandburg College volleyball team a 25-16, 25-12, 25-10 loss in nonconference action Thursday night at John M. Lewis Gymnasium.

The Chiefs (19-8) trailed only after the opening point of the match in handing the Chargers’ (7-8) their second straight sweep. Waubonsee cruised after jumping to leads of 13-5 in the first set, 11-3 in the second and 10-1 in the third.

Freshman Jenn Price (United) had six kills...

Oct. 1, 2014
DAVENPORT, Iowa—The Carl Sandburg College men’s soccer team played to a 1-1 draw at St. Ambrose JV on Tuesday evening in nonconference action.

The Fighting Bees opened the scoring in the fifth minute, but the Chargers (4-5-2) got the equalizer in the 10th minute when sophomore Nitram Senderos (Cartersville, Ga./Darlington) fed sophomore Jake Kirchoff-Sleet (Tamworth, England/Queen Elizabeth’s Meridian).

“We dominated the second half but...

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—The Carl Sandburg College volleyball team opened the second half of its Arrowhead Conference schedule with a 26-24, 25-19, 25-20 loss to Black Hawk East on Tuesday night at John M. Lewis Gymnasium.


Facing set point at 24-22 in the opener, the Chargers (7-7, 3-3) tied it with three straight points, including an ace from sophomore Justine Bodenhamer (Avon) and a block from sophomore Rachel Barr (Mendota). The Warriors, though, came back with a...

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...

Sept. 30, 2014
MONMOUTH — The Carl Sandburg College volleyball team picked up its second win in a week over Monmouth JV, beating the Fighting Scots 25-18, 25-23, 24-26, 25-9 on Monday night.


The Chargers (6-7) were led by 10 kills apiece from sophomore Rachel Barr (Mendota) and freshman McKenna Weaver (Limestone). Barr also added five blocks, as did sophomore Sam Roth (Stark County). Brenna Comps (Abingdon-Avon) had a team-best 16 assists, while Brea Simkins (United)...

Sept. 29, 2014
ROCK ISLAND — The Carl Sandburg College cross country teams competed Friday in the Brissman-Lundeen Invitational hosted by Augustana College.


About 1,000 runners from approximately 40 colleges took part in one of Sandburg’s biggest meets of the season. The Chargers were led by sophomore Rimi Black (Taylor Ridge, Ill./Rockridge) in the men’s race as Black finished the 8-kilometer course in 28 minutes, 42 seconds.


Other finishers for the...

Sept. 27, 2014
GALESBURG—Morton jumped to an early lead and never looked back in handing the Carl Sandburg College men’s soccer team a 7-2 Region IV Premier Division loss Saturday afternoon at Kleine Equipment Field.

The Chargers (4-5-1, 3-2-0) have dropped three of their last four games since going unbeaten in four straight.

The Panthers (9-1-3, 4-0-1) grabbed a 3-0 lead less than 32 minutes in before Sandburg got on the board in the 42nd minute when...

Sept. 26, 2014
OTTUMWA, Iowa — The Carl Sandburg College volleyball team dropped a nonconference match at nationally ranked Indian Hills (Iowa) 25-17, 25-13, 25-18 on Thursday night.


The Chargers (5-7), playing for the fourth night in a row and third straight on the road, were led by sophomore Rachel Barr (Mendota) with six kills and four blocks. Sophomore Katie McGee (Galesburg) had four kills, freshman Brea Simkins (United) seven assists and sophomore Justine...

Sept. 25, 2014
NORMAL — The Carl Sandburg College men’s soccer team lost 1-0 in double overtime Wednesday evening in a nonconference match at Heartland.


The teams played to a scoreless regulation and first overtime period before the Hawks got the game-winner past Sandburg keeper Gerardo Molina (Guatemala City, Guatemala/Select Guatemala). It was just the second time the Chargers (4-4-1) have been shut out this season.


“We played a really good game, but...

Sept. 25, 2014
GALESBURG — The registration deadline is Oct. 3 for the “Healthy Workplace Environments: For Healthcare Workers” seminar, which will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 10 in the Student Center on Carl Sandburg College’s Main Campus in Galesburg, 2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd.

Sponsored by West Central Illinois Healthcare Continuing Education, the program will focus on healthy workplace environments for healthcare workers, with an emphasis on stress-...

Sept. 25, 2014
DIXON — The Carl Sandburg College volleyball team’s five-game winning streak came to an end with a 25-18, 25-18, 25-23 Arrowhead Conference loss at Sauk Valley on Wednesday.


The loss dropped the Chargers to 5-6 overall on the season and 3-2 in Arrowhead play.


Freshman setter Brenna Combs had 17 assists for Sandburg in the match.


"I was proud of the hustle we gave but we didn't execute,” Chargers coach Todd Winkler said. “...