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Dr. John McClusky Named Blackburn Provost

On Thursday, May 14, Blackburn College announced Dr. John McClusky as new Provost after a lengthy interview process. McClusky comes to Blackburn from Texas Lutheran ... READ MORE >

Blackburn Hosting Comedy Legends, “The Second City: Improv All-Stars”

On Wednesday, April 22, Blackburn College will host “The Second City: Improv All-Stars.” As part of the college’s Arts & Issues series, the legendary group ... READ MORE >

Blackburn Performing Arts Presents “The Drowsy Chaperone” April 16-19

Central Illinois audiences can come to Blackburn College’s Bothwell Auditorium to find out all about The Drowsy Chaperone. Performances of The Drowsy Chaperone will be ... READ MORE >

Jack Nawrot ’72 to Speak at Werner Lecture Series

On April 8, Blackburn College will host the 3rd annual Werner Lecture Series. This year’s speaker will be Jack Nawrot ’72, Senior Scientist at the ... READ MORE >

Ira Zeff to Coach All-Star Game

The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) recently announced former Blackburn College coach Dr. Ira Zeff as head coach for the 2015 Reese’s Division III ... READ MORE >

‘Burnian Newspaper and Staff Receive Awards

The student produced Blackburn ‘Burnian received an Honorable Mention for General Excellence for Non-Dailies under 4,000, at the ICPA Conference in Chicago, on February 21. ... READ MORE >

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 >


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

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