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Upcoming Events

Thursday, April, 16
Spring Musical
Bothwell Auditorium
7:30 pm
Friday, April, 17
Spring Musical
Bothwell Auditorium
7:30 pm
Saturday, April, 18
Spring Musical
Bothwell Auditorium
7:30 pm
Sunday, April, 19
Spring Musical
Bothwell Auditorium
2:00 pm
Tuesday, April, 28
Student Worker Appreciation Day
Tuesday, April, 28
Founder’s Day
Monday, May, 04
Spring Fling Choir and Band Concert
Bothwell Auditorium
7:00 pm
Friday, May, 08
Saturday, May, 09
146th Annual Commencement
Latest News

Blackburn Hosts Special Olympics

Blackburn College hosted a Special Olympics basketball event in Dawes Gymnasium on Sunday, December 14. The Chatham Chargers, Effingham Lightening, and Jacksonville Orange Crush participated ... READ MORE >

Ken Deihl ’78 Named Chief Judge for Illinois’ Seventh Judicial Circuit

Circuit Judge Ken Deihl of Macoupin County has been appointed the new Chief Judge for the Seventh Judicial Circuit by a vote of the Seventh ... READ MORE >

Scott Negwer ’79 Named to Ferguson Commission

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon swore in 16 members of the Ferguson Commission on November 18. The commission is to address the “social and economic conditions” ... READ MORE >

Blackburn Increases New Student Enrollment by 45%

Blackburn College has 45% more first year, full-time students enrolled this fall than one year ago. Adding in returning students, the official 10-day count shows ... READ MORE >

Blackburn College Ranked Nationally, and Best in Illinois!

August 25, Carlinville, IL— Blackburn College has recently been ranked number 46 in the Best Baccalaureate Colleges category of the 2014 Washington Monthly College Rankings. ... READ MORE >

Blackburn Students Benefit from Recent Estate Gift

July 25, 2014, Carlinville, IL— Blackburn College recently received a generous estate gift of $960,000 from the estate of alumus G. Marvin Shutt ’37 and ... READ MORE >

Blackburn College Receives Leadership Gift to Transform Former Student Center

July 21, 2014, Carlinville, IL— Blackburn College alumnus Edwin Jaenke ’50 recently gifted the College $125,000 to kick off a projected $350,000 renovation. Jaenke’s generous ... READ MORE >

Bust of Mary Hunter Austin to be Dedicated

by Tom Emery April 28, 2014, Carlinville, IL— A bust of Mary Hunter Austin, who gained a measure of national fame in turn-of-the-century American literature, ... READ MORE >

Blackburn Alum & Celtics Assistant Jamie Young to run in Boston Marathon

April 10, 2014, Carlinville, IL— Nearly one year ago, Boston Celtics Assistant Coach and Blackburn College alum Jamie Young was about to hop on the ... READ MORE >


Public Relations

Blackburn College
Office of Public Relations
700 College Avenue
Carlinville, Illinois 62626

Primary Telephone Numbers
Toll Free: 800-2323-3550, ext. 5781
Local: 217-854-3231, ext 5781

Office Hours:
Monday through Friday:
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Peter T. Oswald, B.S.S.
Director of Marketing and
Public Relations
217-854-3231, ext. 5781