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    $750,000 Gift Received from Estate of Luella Dickhaut

    Blackburn received a $750,000 gift from the estate of Luella Dickhaut. The former Carlinville High School math teacher also served as an adjunct professor at the college during the 1980s. […]

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    Dr. Margaret Lawler Named Executive Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

    Blackburn College has named Dr. Margaret Lawler as Executive Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. This newly reimagined and expanded role will be a key member of the President’s leadership […]

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    Brianna Milich Recognized as Lincoln Academy Student Laureate

    Brianna Milich, a senior Elementary Education major from Washington, IL, has been selected to represent Blackburn College in the 47th Annual Lincoln Academy Laureates. Each year an outstanding senior from […]

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    Dr. Natasha Casey Joins Media Literacy Advisory Group

    Dr. Natasha Casey was recently invited to the Illinois State Board of Education’s Media Literacy Advisory Group. Earlier this year Illinois House Bill 234 became law requiring every public high […]

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    Professor Odell Mitchell, Jr. in Photojournalist Hall of Fame

    Blackburn Adjunct Professor of Art Odell Mitchell, Jr. was recently inducted into the Missouri Press Foundation’s Photojournalism Hall of Fame. Professor Mitchell worked as a photojournalist at the St. Louis […]

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    Article Published in Literary Landscapes

    Blackburn’s most famed writer/alum have been featured in an article published in Literary Landscapes Dr. Naomi Crummey and Dr. Karen Dillon recently had an article published in the Literary Landscapes […]

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    Gift of $1 Million Establishes Marguerite Steffey Snyder Endowed Dean of Work Position

     Blackburn College has received a $1 million gift from the estate of Marguerite Steffey Snyder. The College’s Board of Trustees has designated the annual proceeds from this gift to directly […]

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    State Farm® Grants $10,000 to Blackburn

    Gift supports the growth of Blackburn and Beyond; a program for students with cognitive exceptionality to excel in independent living, academic and professional growth. Area State Farm agents recently presented […]

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    Blackburn Bells Return to Campus

    Bells are ringing again on the Blackburn College campus. Following an alumni gift, the Blackburn carillon is operational again and an integral part of the Carlinville community has been restored. The gift was also made in honor of professor Roy Graham, a long-tenured Blackburn faculty member who passed earlier this year.