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July 25, 2016
MACOMB/GALESBURG — Carl Sandburg College and Western Illinois University on Monday renewed a decade-long agreement that demonstrates the institutions' commitment to working together to provide quality, affordable education for college students in the western Illinois region. The agreement was first signed in 2006, and it provided Sandburg students with maximum course credit transferability into Western's Bachelor of Arts in General Studies (BGS) degree…

July 1, 2016
GALESBURG — Students in the Carl Sandburg College Upward Bound Summer Academic Enrichment program will hold an open house from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. July 7 in the Lonnie Eugene Stewart Art Gallery in Building D on the Main Campus in Galesburg, 2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd., to showcase their work.

The summer program is a six-week educational experience for first-year and returning Upward Bound scholars. The main objective of the summer program is to keep…

July 1, 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 2016 spring semester or pre-summer session.

Avon — James Hiett
Monmouth — Racheal Leath

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Bushnell — Chloe Simmons

July 5, 2016
GALESBURG — Kevin Mahlan, who boasts 15 years of experience as a head coach, has been hired as the new men’s soccer coach at Carl Sandburg College.


Mahlan, who also will serve as fitness skills coach at the College, comes to the Chargers after spending the last two seasons as the women’s soccer coach at Iowa Lakes Community College. A native of Lindenhurst, N.Y., Mahlan started his college coaching career in 2011 as the men’s…

July 6, 2016
GALESBURG — A record 19 Carl Sandburg College student-athletes received NJCAA Academic Student-Athlete Awards for their success in the classroom during the 2015-16 academic year.


Student-athletes with a 4.00 cumulative GPA were awarded the Pinnacle Award for Academic Excellence. Those with a GPA of 3.80-3.99 received the Superior Academic Achievement Award, and those with a cumulative GPA of 3.60-3.79 were given the Exemplary Academic…

July 8, 2016
GALESBURG — Carl Sandburg College will host K-12 educators from throughout the state during the EdCamp Leaders Illinois “unconference” from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. July 11 on the Main Campus in Galesburg, 2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd.

This free event is part of an annual international occasion organized by the Penn Graduate School of Education’s Mid-Career Innovations Lab and is designed specifically for teachers and their needs. Unlike…

June 28, 2016
GALESBURG — Enjoy an afternoon of fun and friendly competition for a good cause at the eighth annual Carl Sandburg College Alumni & Friends Golf Outing on July 25 at Lake Bracken Country Club.

Registration for the outing begins at noon, followed by a shotgun start at 1 p.m. and awards dinner at 5 p.m. Cost for the four-person team scramble is $80 per player for 18 holes, cart rental and dinner. If you do not register with a foursome, you…

June 29, 2016
GALESBURG — Carl Sandburg College has released the names of students who qualified for the dean’s list and honors list for the 2016 spring 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. The…

June 7, 2016
GALESBURG — The Galesburg Academy of Martial Arts has established a scholarship through the Carl Sandburg College Foundation that will fund a $500 scholarship annually in memory of Kyleb Clevenger, beginning with the 2017-2018 academic year.

The Kyleb Clevenger Memorial Scholarship was made possible through the dedication and hard work of the academy’s annual Open Martial Art Tournament, which takes place at Sandburg. Aaron Duke, founder…

June 8, 2016
GALESBURG — Carl Sandburg College is accepting applications through July 1 for its paramedic and medical assistant programs, both of which will begin in the fall semester and are one-year certificate programs. The paramedic program also has an option for students to earn an Associate in Applied Science degree with an additional year of instruction.

Registration also is available for Sandburg’s 16-week EMT course, which takes place in the…

June 10, 2016
GALESBURG — All are welcome to take part in the Carl Sandburg College Community Garden’s second annual open garden sessions from 1-3 p.m. June 17 and 9-11 a.m. June 18. The garden is located just off South Lake Storey Road on the College’s Main Campus in Galesburg, 2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd. Garden volunteers will provide tours and tips as well as show some of the new techniques they are using this year.

Started in 2011 and run…

July 7, 2016
GALESBURG — The Carl Sandburg College women’s basketball, women’s cross country and softball teams have earned NJCAA Academic Team Award honorable mentions for their outstanding performances in the classroom during the 2015-16 academic year.

Teams had to have at least a 3.0 overall grade point average in order to be eligible. Teams with the highest GPA in each sport were named an NJCAA Academic Team of the Year, with other qualifying teams earning honorable…

June 15, 2016
GALESBURG — More than 200 K-12 teachers and administrators from throughout Illinois are at Carl Sandburg College and Lombard Middle School this week for the inaugural Whatever It Takes Conference (WITcon). During the conference, which runs today through Friday, education leaders will share strategies to engage students, learn new ways to use technology tools and discover ways to shift school/classroom culture.

Featured speakers for WITcon…

June 15, 2016
GALESBURG — Registration is available for Carl Sandburg College’s Corporate & Leisure College webinar, Social Media for Small Businesses, which will be offered at 1 p.m. June 23.


Led by Bill Gaither, coordinator of multimedia at Sandburg, this webinar is for those who may not be sure where to begin with social media or are unsure why they should bother. The one-hour overview will focus on how small businesses can use social media…

June 16, 2016
GALESBURG — Carl Sandburg College is accepting applications through Aug. 5 for its one-year cosmetology certificate program, which will begin classes in the fall semester.

Sandburg’s cosmetology program prepares students to become licensed cosmetologists in Illinois and utilizes methods created by the international hair and beauty company Pivot Point. This program has specific ACT and placement test scores that students must meet in order…

June 16, 2016
    GALESBURG — Registration is still available for Carl Sandburg College’s Kids on Campus summer program, which will take place Aug. 1-5 on the Main Campus in Galesburg, 2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd.


Kids on Campus is open to all students, regardless of academic standing. Courses will be available in the following subject areas: art, science, math, history, English, writing, cooking, astronomy, health, physical fitness, performing arts,…

June 17, 2016
GALESBURG — Forty-nine Carl Sandburg College student-athletes earned Academic All-Arrowhead Conference honors for their performances in the classroom during the 2015-2016 academic year, matching the College record set just last year.


All 10 Chargers teams had at least one player earn academic all-conference honors. Four athletes — sophomore Cassandra Ellison (Monmouth, Ill./United), sophomore Megan Mixer (Burlington, Iowa/Burlington),…

April 20, 2016
GALESBURG — Carl Sandburg College and Illinois College on Wednesday announced an agreement that will simplify the transfer process for Sandburg students seeking to complete their bachelor’s degree at Illinois College.


Under the agreement, students who graduate from Sandburg with an Associate in Arts or Associate in Science and are admitted to IC would be able to earn a bachelor’s degree for most majors within two years of full-time…

April 22, 2016
GALESBURG — Carl Sandburg College honored the 2016 recipients of its Distinguished Alumnus Award and Outstanding Young Alumnus Award at the Alumni Awards Reception on Thursday evening at the College’s Main Campus in Galesburg. Robert “Bobby Joe” Mason ’72 received the Distinguished Alumnus Award, and Elvith Santoyo ’10 received the Outstanding Young Alumnus Award.

A native of Galesburg and 1972 Sandburg graduate,…

April 28, 2016
GALESBURG — The Carl Sandburg College softball team’s sweep of Highland on Thursday has it on the verge of winning its first Arrowhead Conference title. The Chargers erupted for 11 unanswered runs in Game 1 to win 11-3 in six innings and pulled out a 6-4 victory in Game 2.


The sweep sets up a showdown with current league leader Illinois Valley at noon Saturday at the William “Bill” Hungate Baseball/Softball Complex in the…

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