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    Blackburn’s Music & Theatre Department Presents Guest Artist Meredith Pyle

    The Week-Long Residency Features a Free Community Concert and Professional-Level Workshops for Blackburn Students and the Public The Blackburn College Department of Music & Theatre continues its Guest Artist Series […]

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    Miriam Wali-Uddin Receives MLK Student Leadership Award at Blackburn

    Miriam (Mim) Wali-Uddin, a senior Justice Administration major from Jacksonville, IL, is the recipient of Blackburn College’s 2023 Martin Luther King (MLK) Student Leadership Award. Presented annually, this award honors […]

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    Dr. Leon Chestang ’59 to Speak at Blackburn’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Convocation

    The Distinguished Educator, Author, and Blackburn Graduate will Provide the Keynote Address at the January 17 Event Blackburn College is bringing its annual Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) Convocation back […]

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    Blackburn Announces Resignation of President Mark Biermann; Board of Trustees Appoints Dr. Greg Meyer as Interim President

    The Board of Trustees of Blackburn College has accepted the resignation of Dr. Mark Biermann as President of Blackburn College. Biermann will leave his position as President to focus on […]

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    Blackburn Celebrates New Inductees into National Honors Societies

    During a ceremony held on November 9, Blackburn College inducted its newest members in the College’s honors society chapters. This year, 14 Blackburn students were recognized for their exceptional achievements […]

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    Blackburn’s Miriam Wali-Uddin Recognized as Lincoln Academy Student Laureate

    Miriam (Mim) Wali-Uddin, a senior Justice Administration major from Jacksonville, IL, has been selected to represent Blackburn College in the 48th Annual Lincoln Academy Laureates. Each year an outstanding senior […]

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    Celebrate the Holiday Season with Annual Christmas at Blackburn Performance

    Blackburn College will celebrate the holiday season with its annual Christmas at Blackburn event on Sunday, December 4, 2022, at 7:00 pm in Clegg Chapel. The performance will be free […]

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    Blackburn Music & Theatre Department to Present “Billy Goats Gruff” Opera for Children

    The Blackburn College Department of Music & Theatre will perform an operatic production for children, “The Billy Goats Gruff” on Friday, November 18. This free performance is open to the […]

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    Blackburn to Host Veterans Day Convocation

    Blackburn College in Carlinville, IL, is bringing its annual Veterans Day Convocation back to campus on Friday, November 11, 2022, at 11 am. The American Legion Post 554, Veterans of […]

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    Department of Music & Theatre Presents Wide-Ranging Guest Artist Series

    Series Features Free Performances for the Community and Professional-Level Workshops for Blackburn Students The Blackburn College Department of Music & Theatre announced that it will host its first annual Guest […]

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    Three Faculty Members Honored During Blackburn’s First Investiture Ceremony

    Three Blackburn College faculty members were honored at the 2022 Investiture for Endowed Faculty on Thursday, October 13, at Bothwell Auditorium. The first ceremony of its kind at the College, […]

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    Blackburn Bee Program Shares New Observation Hive

    Built by Students, the Project Allows for Expanded Pollinator Education Opportunities in a more Accessible Environment The Blackburn College Bee Program continues to expand its environmental impact on the sprawling […]

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    U.S. News & World Report Ranks Blackburn Among the Best Colleges in the Midwest Region

    Blackburn also Recognized as a Top Performer for Social Mobility, Performance of Low-Income Students and Commitment to Supporting Military Service Members Blackburn College has again been recognized by U.S. News […]

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    Blackburn Set to Host Fall Open House Events for Interested Students and Families

    Interested students and families will have two excellent opportunities to learn more about the college application process as Blackburn College is set to host open house events this fall. The […]

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    Blackburn Music Department Presents Showcase

    Event to Highlight Blackburn’s Academic Music Program; Kicks off Performance Calendar for Year The Department of Music and Theatre at Blackburn College will present a Music Showcase “We’re Not in […]

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    Montreal Thomas Named Student Marshal at Blackburn College

    The Peoria, Illinois Native Earns Highest Honor Presented to a Senior Student at the Institution Montreal Thomas, a senior from Peoria, IL, has been named the 2022-2023 Student Marshal at […]

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    “There’s No Place Like Blackburn” at College’s Homecoming Weekend

    Help Celebrate with Exciting Events September 23-25 CARLINVILLE, IL —  This fall, Blackburn College will once again celebrate Homecoming with its campus and the Carlinville community. The Wizard of Oz-themed […]

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    Blackburn Hosts “Give Back” Scholars on Campus for Unique Student Experience

    Blackburn College recently hosted a group of students for a unique campus experience through a partnership with Give Back. A nonprofit organization, Give Back supports students who have faced varying […]

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    Blackburn Adds Men’s and Women’s Track Athletic Programs for the 2022-2023 Season

    Blackburn College will add two new athletic teams for the upcoming 2022-2023 academic year. Men’s and women’s track will join Blackburn’s 11 other NCAA Division III sports programs, providing students […]

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    Blackburn Recognized for ‘Doubling Down’ on Efforts to Strengthen Supports to Students Pursuing Degrees

    As colleges and universities across Illinois brought another academic year to a close, the Partnership for College Completion (PCC) today recognized a group of institutional leaders working to eliminate racial […]

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    Blackburn College Releases Spring 2022 Dean’s List

    Students at Blackburn College who attain academic excellence are named to the Dean’s List, recognizing those who have achieved a grade point average of 3.6 or higher for the semester. […]

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    Blackburn Announces New Degree Program to Strengthen Early Childhood Workforce in Illinois

    The Two-Year, Online Bachelor’s Completion Program will Launch in Fall 2022 As part of an ongoing effort to address the shortage of qualified early childhood professionals in Illinois, Blackburn College […]

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    Blackburn Hosts “Deal or No Deal: Management vs. Labor” Negotiation Event for Business Students

    This spring, the Blackburn College Department of Business and Economics hosted a student Deal or No Deal: Management vs. Labor Negotiation event for students at the Edwin and Claire Jaenke […]

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    Blackburn College Department of Music & Theatre to Host Summer Workshops

    The Blackburn College Department of Music and Theatre will host two music workshops in June for elementary, middle and high school students. The week-long workshops are designed for students who […]

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    Blackburn Celebrates Class of 2022 during Commencement Weekend

    On Saturday, May 14, 2022, Blackburn College in Carlinville, IL held commencement ceremonies on the campus’ Hudson Quad honoring 86 graduates from the class of 2022. These events marked the […]

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    Dr. Joseph Welch Named Opera Edwardsville’s First Artist-In-Residence

    Announced on Opera Edwardsville’s website: Opera Edwardsville is proud to recognize the incredible talent and contribution of pianist Dr. Joseph Welch through the creation of a new role within the […]

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    Blackburn Student Wins National Alpha Chi Fellowship

    Senior psychology major Emily Fleck, co-President of Alpha Chi and an inductee in last year’s ceremony, was awarded a national fellowship from Alpha Chi. Emily is the second Blackburn student […]

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    International Business Students Participate in Virtual X-Culture Competition

    Students from Blackburn College’s International Business class had the opportunity to connect with and virtually collaborate with students from around the world to solve real international business problems this semester. […]

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    Blackburn Earns Fourth Bee Campus Distinction for Dedication to Protecting Pollinators

    While pollinator populations have been in decline around the world, Blackburn College has been demonstrating its commitment to enhancing the habitat, spreading awareness, and ensuring these species have what is […]

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    The College Where Alumni Come Home to Work

    Blackburn College Alumni Join Together with Students, Faculty and Staff to Enhance the Beautiful 80-Acre Campus Each Year For more than a century, being a Blackburn student has meant more […]

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    $250,000 Grant Received Address Statewide Teacher Shortage

    Blackburn College has been awarded a $250,000 two-year Teacher Residency Grant from the Illinois State Board of Education (IBSE) to help address the state’s teacher shortage. The funds will be […]

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    Special Lynx Grant, Offers to Lincoln College Students Impacted by Closure

    Personalized transcript evaluations will help students complete degrees with little to no interruption. In an effort to support students as they look to complete their degrees, Blackburn College has announced […]

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    State Farm Grant of $10,000 for Emerging Leaders Program

    Area State Farm agents recently presented a $10,000 donation to support Blackburn College’s “Leadership Development for Emerging Leaders” program. This program is designed to help create strong leaders who provide […]

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    “Songs of Cole Porter” Performance Event

    The Blackburn College Department of Music & Theatre will perform their spring musical “Songs of Cole Porter” in Bothwell Auditorium on Friday, April 29th at 7pm, Saturday, April 30th at […]

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    Distinction for Commitment to Campus Green Spaces

    The college has received 2021 Tree Campus Higher Education® recognition from the Arbor Day Foundation for its commitment to effective urban forest management. The Tree Campus Higher Education program honors […]

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    Blackburn College Launches New Center for Faculty Development and Inclusive Teaching

    Presidents’ Lab Development Grant from Endeavor Foundation to Support Academic and Professional Growth Blackburn College is launching a new Center for Faculty Development and Inclusive Teaching. This new program will […]

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    Mihkyelle Cooper Receives MLK Student Leadership Award

    Blackburn College is pleased to announce that Mihkyelle Cooper, a senior majoring in Justice Administration, from East St. Louis is the recipient of the 2021-2022 Martin Luther King (MLK) Student […]

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    $500,000 Gift Establishes Endowed Professorship of Education

    Blackburn College has received a $500,000 gift to create the Sonja Faust Hudren Endowed Professorship in Education. Hudren’s brother, Blackburn Trustee Jim Faust, his wife Helen, and their children Kristen, […]

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    Jody Sturgeon Named Dean of Work

    Blackburn College has named Jody Sturgeon as the Marguerite Steffey Snyder Endowed Dean of Work. One of ten federally-recognized Work Colleges, Blackburn has the only program managed by a team […]

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    Poems Published by Dr. Annah Browning

    Blackburn Professor Dr. Annah Browning has had two poems, “On Reading the Unsolved Mysteries” and “First Time with Bigfoot,” published in Heavy Feather Review’s online series “Haunted Passages.”

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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.