Announcements and Cancellations

Class Cancellations:

Dr. Danker's classes are cancelled today, October 28: PY 230 (Human Development) at 9:30 in HU 306; PY 322 (Intro to Counseling) at 12:30 in HU 106; and, LD 110 (Intro. to Teamwork) at 2 PM in Woodson 100A.

Other Announcements:

Effective October 6, 2014

Blackburn College, a private, undergraduate, coeducational institution with a unique student-managed Work Program, seeks:


Blackburn College seeks an outstanding leader as its next Provost. Blackburn, one of the seven federally-recognized Work Colleges, has a long-standing commitment to access and affordably. Having raised enrollment 7% in just the past year, the College seeks to continue growing by capitalizing on its access mission, exclusive focus on undergraduate liberal arts, and its distinct, student-managed Work Program.

Charged with leadership of the academic program and many key institutional initiatives, the Provost is an integral member of the campus community. Priorities for the position include curricular innovation, student success and retention, and continued development of the Work Program towards career development focus.

Nominations, confidential expressions of interest, and applications are welcome at Blackburn values diversity in its work force. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. A complete position profile and additional information are available here.

Professor of Spanish

To begin fall 2015. Candidate must have a Ph.D. in Spanish (ABD may be considered) and be fluent. The successful candidate will be a language specialist and literature generalist (Spain and Latin America) who can teach the department’s varied offerings: beginning, intermediate, and advanced Spanish; applied linguistics; culture and civilization; topics in literature. Experience in Spanish education or ESL certification a plus.

In addition to teaching, the candidate will be expected to place and supervise majors in study abroad programs in Spanish speaking countries and continue mentorship of the Spanish club, Spanish newsletter, and campus language day. Interested candidates may also continue an established transnational colloquium. Willingness to collaborate with other departments is a plus.

Coordinator of Alumni Relations

The Coordinator of Alumni Relations has primary responsibility for the planning and management of on and off campus Alumni programs, activities and events including Homecoming. Furthermore, this position serves as the Blackburn Alumni Association liaison and the primary contact for the College’s alumni base.

BA/BS degree; excellent verbal and written communication skills; strong time management skills; and ability/willingness to travel required. Minimum of one year of event management experience is preferred.

Assistant Athletic Trainer

The successful candidate will report to the Head Athletic Trainer and will work collaboratively in assuring that all aspects of athletic training are organized and managed in a professional and effective way. Duties also include the training, supervision, and evaluation of athletic trainer student workers in the College Work Program. Applicants should have a Master’s Degree in Athletic Training. NATA certification, licensing in the State of Illinois, First Aid/AED/CPR certification is required.

Admissions Regional Representative

Blackburn College seeks an experienced, organized, and enthusiastic Regional Admissions Counselor for Freshman and Transfer students in the Greater Chicago Area. Successful candidates will possess a bachelor’s degree and experience in student recruitment and live in the Chicago area.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to recruiting, interviewing and enrolling freshmen and transfer students; representing the College at high school and community college visits, college fair programs: maintaining positive communication with prospective students, parents and counselors regarding admissions policies and student admission status; participating in outreach services via phone, email and social media.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required; admissions/enrollment/financial aid experience preferred; excellent organizational, interpersonal communication and presentation skills along with the ability to plan and coordinate special projects and work effectively with available technology;must be a self-starter, highly motivated, goal oriented and able to multitask; working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint a plus; must drive and have a valid driver’s license; positive attitude, healthy sense of humor and ability to work independently and in a team environment are a must.

Send resume, cover letter, and the names/addresses/phone numbers of three current references to Human Resources, Blackburn College, 700 College Avenue, Ludlum 209, Carlinville, IL 62626, or No phone calls or walk ins. EOE.