A class of Blackburn students taking the Political Science 315 – US Political Parties and Elections course, instructed by professor Dr. Laura Wiedlocher, created a “2018 Macoupin County Voter Guide” to educate Blackburn college voters on issues that are important to them. Such issues discussed are: – Health Care –
October 1, 2018, Carlinville, IL – Blackburn College hosted hundreds of alums from across the country at the annual Homecoming celebration on Sept. 28-30. A cool, rainy start to the day did not detract from the celebrations that were held all across Blackburn’s campus. Several alums celebrated milestone class reunions,
On Wednesday, September 12, Dr. Karen Dillon, Chair of English & Communications, took six Blackburn students to hear Pulitzer-Prize winning author, Colson Whitehead speak at Illinois College about his recent book (the Pulitzer winner) The Underground Railroad. Whitehead autographed the students’ books and took a group photo with them.
Brooksana McKinney, former McMurray volleyball player, speaks upon her uprising coaching career as the assistant volleyball coach at Blackburn College. McKinney states that she received the coaching opportunity through her ties with the team’s former coach Jim. In her interview she also addresses what she hopes to get out of
Many students who attend Blackburn College fall into the category of being a first generation student. In honoring the incoming class ,graduating in 2022, Blackburn College has welcomed its students through a magnificent matriculation ceremony. By clicking on the link to the ceremony you will see students being welcomed not
Come check out the new exhibit in the historical display cabinet in Jaenke Alumni Center. This latest exhibit highlights Academics at Blackburn, including classroom shots in decades past, programs of study and class schedules, and a rare shot of the Pullman cars that were used as temporary classrooms. The exhibit
We’ve had a lot of requests concerning the 2018 Week of Welcome schedule. The week, which starts Saturday August 18th and details such important Blackburn College activities as the matriculation ceremony and work training, runs through Sunday, August 26th. Please consult the attached pdf here for details and full schedule.
The subject of twins has always been a fascinating one for many people. Their representation in both literature and pop culture has helped shape popular opinion over time. Blackburn professor Karen Dillon examines the subject of twinship in her book “The Spectacle of Twins in American Literature and Popular Culture”.
Friend of 16th president John Comerford, Illinois Representative Rodney Davis talked about his friendship with the former president, his service to the college and the institution’s commitment to providing affordable education to its students. View the C-span coverage below. was last modified: July 20th, 2018
Three Blackburn students (Gariel Pierce, Brandon Lewis and Cheyenne Wilson) and Siri Engstrom, Blackburn’s Study Abroad Coordinator, are currently participating in a cultural study abroad program at Hannam University in Daejeon, South Korea, for three weeks. So far highlights have included spectacular food, learning some Korean language, society and history, participating in traditional