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    In the News

    Jennifer Shelby Gives Big to Blackburn

    September 10, 2015, Carlinville, IL— Blackburn College Board of Trustees member Jennifer Shelby recently contributed $161,000 to the College’s upcoming comprehensive campaign. A native of ... READ MORE >

    Blackburn Receives Two National Rankings

    September 9, 2015, Carlinville, IL— US News has ranked Blackburn College as #5 among the Best Value Regional Colleges in the Midwest. Blackburn also placed ... READ MORE >

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

    April 10, 2015, Carlinville, IL — On Wednesday, April 22, Blackburn College will host “The Second City: Improv All-Stars.” As part of the college’s Arts ... READ MORE >

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

    April 13, 2015, Carlinville, IL — Central Illinois audiences can come to Blackburn College’s Bothwell Auditorium to find out all about The Drowsy Chaperone. Performances ... READ MORE >

    Jack Nawrot ’72 to Speak at Werner Lecture Series

    March 27, 2015, Carlinville, IL — On April 8, Blackburn College will host the 3rd annual Werner Lecture Series. This year’s speaker will be Jack ... READ MORE >

    Ira Zeff to Coach All-Star Game

    March 16, 2015, Carlinville, IL — The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) recently announced former Blackburn College coach Dr. Ira Zeff as head coach ... READ MORE >

    ‘Burnian Newspaper and Staff Receive Awards

    March 2, 2015, Carlinville, IL — The student produced Blackburn ‘Burnian received an Honorable Mention for General Excellence for Non-Dailies under 4,000, at the ICPA ... READ MORE >

    Blackburn Hosts Special Olympics

    December 8, 2015, Carlinville, IL — Blackburn College hosted a Special Olympics basketball event in Dawes Gymnasium on Sunday, December 14. The Chatham Chargers, Effingham ... READ MORE >

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

    November 19, 2014, Carlinville, IL — Circuit Judge Ken Deihl of Macoupin County has been appointed the new Chief Judge for the Seventh Judicial Circuit ... READ MORE >


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

    Primary Telephone Numbers
    Toll Free: 800-233-3550, ext. 5781
    Local: 217-854-5781

    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