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Jan. 13, 2017
GALESBURG — Carl Sandburg College plans to discontinue its cosmetology program when the current class completes this summer. However, the College plans to re-evaluate the program with the hope of reinstating it in the future.

Sandburg offers a cosmetology certificate, cosmetology teacher certificate and an Associate in Applied Science in Cosmetology through its Annex located in downtown Galesburg. The program currently has eight students enrolled with two…

Dec. 20, 2016
GALESBURG — Carl Sandburg College will host a site review March 23-24, 2017, for continuing accreditation of its dental hygiene program by the Commission on Dental Accreditation.

As part of the accreditation process, the College invites third-party comments with respect to its dental hygiene program. Third-party comments may include comments submitted by interested parties such as faculty; students; program administrators; Commission consultants; specialty…

Dec. 12, 2016
GALESBURG — Wax heads created by students in the restorative art class of Carl Sandburg College’s mortuary science program will be on display through Dec. 15 in the main hallway of Building H on the Main Campus in Galesburg, 2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd.

The public is welcome to come view these works and vote for their favorite wax head, which were created as part of the students’ final project for the class.

For more information, contact Tim…

Dec. 7, 2016
GALESBURG — The Carl Sandburg College Welding Club is selling original works of art to raise money to purchase items for Toys for Tots and the Knox County Humane Society.

These specially made, one-of-a-kind pieces were designed and created by students in the Sandburg welding program. Pieces include holiday ornaments, bookmarks, keychains, wine racks, yard art and more. Custom orders can be made as well. Prices start as low as $5. All proceeds will go toward…

Nov. 22, 2016
GALESBURG — Students in the Carl Sandburg College nursing program donated more than 150 canned and nonperishable goods to FISH Food Pantry in Galesburg on Monday.

The food drive was conducted as a service project through Sandburg's Student Nurses Association (SNA), a member chapter of the National Student Nurses Association.

“As nursing students, we’re always driven to try to help the community in any we can,” said Alisha Walters, Sandburg…

Nov. 15, 2016
GALESBURG — The Carl Sandburg College Choir will have performances of its fall concert, “Broadway: Now & Forever,” at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1-2 in the Fine Arts Theater on the Main Campus in Galesburg, 2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd.


In celebration of the College’s 50th anniversary, this can’t-miss concert combines the best of Broadway from 50 years ago as well as favorites from the last decade and features special guest appearances by Sandburg alumni. Admission…

Nov. 11, 2016
GALESBURG — Carl Sandburg College has been designated a 2017 Military Friendly School by Victory Media, marking the second year in a row and fourth time overall that Sandburg has received the honor. Now in its eighth year, the Military Friendly Schools designations provides service members and their families with data-driven ratings about post-military education and career opportunities.

More than 1,600 schools competed for the elite Military Friendly…

Nov. 9, 2016
GALESBURG—Carl Sandburg College Theater presents the Charles Dickens classic “A Christmas Carol” from Nov. 17-19 in the Fine Arts Theatre, Room F118, on the Main Campus in Galesburg, 2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd.



“While we all know this story, this is a very exciting twist on the traditional story,” said director Susan Sharp, assistant professor of theatre at Sandburg.


The play, adapted by Doris Baizley, follows the story of a…

Nov. 7, 2016
GALESBURG — The Carl Sandburg College Community Garden had yet another bountiful season in 2016, donating nearly two tons of produce to local organizations.

Behind 743 hours of work done solely by volunteers, the garden produced 3,972 pounds of food that went to those in need this year, nearly exceeding last year’s record number of 4,002 pounds.

A majority of the garden’s donations went to FISH Food Pantry, which serves more than 500…

Nov. 4, 2016
GALESBURG — The Carl Sandburg College study abroad program will host a hunger banquet at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 14 in the Student Center on the Main Campus in Galesburg, 2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd., as a fundraiser for its trips to China and Germany in 2017.

Upon arrival, guests will be randomly assigned a global income level and will enjoy a meal tailored to that level as a way to raise social awareness about hunger and income inequality throughout the world.…

Nov. 3, 2016
GALESBURG — Get your start in the growing field of healthcare by enrolling in a 13-week pharmacy technician course for the 2017 spring 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 (PTCB) exam.

Spring semester offerings…

Nov. 11, 2016
GALESBURG — Carl Sandburg College’s Business and Accounting Society at Sandburg (BASS) will host a music trivia night from 6-9 p.m. Nov. 11 at Visions Venue, 2093 Knox Rd. 150 E, Galesburg.

Tickets are $10 and include barbecue pulled pork sandwiches provided by Carp's Rail City Ribs. All ages are welcome, and participants can compete individually or as a team. A cash bar will be available for those 21 and older, and the evening will also include a raffle…

Nov. 2, 2016
GALESBURG — Carl Sandburg College's Main Campus in Galesburg will NOT have evening classes Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016, due to a power outage. 



Nov. 2, 2016
GALESBURG — Michael Pittman went to a taping of “The Price is Right” this summer with $3 in his bank account.


He walked out having won three new cars.


Pittman, a 2012 graduate of Carl Sandburg College, took home nearly $74,000 in prizes during the episode of the classic daytime game show that aired Wednesday.


“My mindset going in was, ‘I need a vehicle,’” Pittman said. “As it turned out, I got three.”


Oct. 31, 2016
PALOS HILLS — Carl Sandburg College women’s cross country freshman Anastasia Beetler (Galesburg, Ill./Galesburg), sophomore Andrea Gordon (Normal, Ill./Normal West) and Shayla Kozak (Normal, Ill./Normal West) qualified for the NJCAA Division I national meet during Saturday’s Region IV championships at Moraine Valley Community College.


Beetler was runner-up to DuPage’s Liz Alcantara by 8 seconds, finishing the 5-kilometer course in 21:23.8. Beetler’s…

Oct. 28, 2016
GALESBURG — The second exhibit of the 2016-17 season in Carl Sandburg College’s Lonnie Eugene Stewart Art Gallery is Michael Hopkins’ “The X-Ray Series.”

Hopkins’ works featuring white ink on slate are on display Oct. 31-Dec. 12 in the gallery, located in Building B on the Main Campus in Galesburg, 2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd. An opening reception for the show will take place from 6-8 p.m. Nov. 4. Both the show and reception are free and open to the public.…

Oct. 28, 2016
GALESBURG — Carl Sandburg College student Seairra Sheppard of Smithshire has been named a Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholar for her scholastic achievement, community service and leadership potential.



Sheppard was among the 200 members of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society who were selected to receive the $1,000 scholarship from more than 1,100 applicants worldwide. The Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholarship Program provides new PTK members with…

Oct. 25, 2016
GALESBURG — The Carl Sandburg College dental hygiene clinic is offering half-price services through Nov. 30 at the Sandburg Annex, 209 E. Main St., for Dental Hygiene Month.

For just $15, patients will receive a teeth cleaning, bitewing X-rays, fluoride and polish. These services are provided by second-year students in the Sandburg dental hygiene program who are supervised by experienced, licensed staff members.

To make an appointment, call…

Oct. 20, 2016
GALESBURG — The Carl Sandburg College women’s golf team has been awarded a $2,000 mini-grant from the Illinois Women’s Golf Association’s Victory Fund.


The grant will assist the Chargers in covering the cost of meets, equipment and instruction for the 2016-2017 season. Out of 20 applicants, Sandburg was one of 10 schools to receive a mini-grant. The IWGA Victory Fund annually awards up to $20,000 to Illinois colleges and universities for their women’s…

Oct. 5, 2016
GALESBURG — Carl Sandburg College’s Chi Kappa chapter of Phi Theta Kappa honor society inducted 18 new members during a ceremony Sept. 27 on the Main Campus in Galesburg.

The new members for fall 2016 are: Jaynee Bowker (Dahinda), Hailee Cummings (Knoxville), Emily Dennis (Oneida), Andrew Ferris (Galesburg), Candace Fones (Avon), Maycee Fox (Galesburg), Abbey French (Alexis), Travis Gerling (Galesburg), Jennifer Harrell (Rio), Kassi Henrekin (Galesburg),…

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