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    In the News

    Scott Negwer ’79 Named to Ferguson Commission

    November 19, 2014, Carlinville, IL — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon swore in 16 members of the Ferguson Commission on November 18. The commission is to ... READ MORE >

    Blackburn Increases New Student Enrollment by 45%

    September 10, 2014, Carlinville, IL — Blackburn College has 45% more first year, full-time students enrolled this fall than one year ago. Adding in returning ... READ MORE >

    Blackburn College Ranked Nationally, and Best in Illinois!

    August 25, Carlinville, IL— Blackburn College has recently been ranked number 46 in the Best Baccalaureate Colleges category of the 2014 Washington Monthly College Rankings. ... READ MORE >

    Blackburn Students Benefit from Recent Estate Gift

    July 25, 2014, Carlinville, IL— Blackburn College recently received a generous estate gift of $960,000 from the estate of alumus G. Marvin Shutt ’37 and ... READ MORE >

    Blackburn College Receives Leadership Gift to Transform Former Student Center

    July 21, 2014, Carlinville, IL— Blackburn College alumnus Edwin Jaenke ’50 recently gifted the College $125,000 to kick off a projected $350,000 renovation. Jaenke’s generous ... READ MORE >

    Bust of Mary Hunter Austin to be Dedicated

    by Tom Emery April 28, 2014, Carlinville, IL— A bust of Mary Hunter Austin, who gained a measure of national fame in turn-of-the-century American literature, ... READ MORE >

    Blackburn Alum & Celtics Assistant Jamie Young to run in Boston Marathon

    April 10, 2014, Carlinville, IL— Nearly one year ago, Boston Celtics Assistant Coach and Blackburn College alum Jamie Young was about to hop on the ... READ MORE >

    Blackburn Library Celebrates 60 Years as Federal Documents Depository

    by Tom Emery March 27, 2014, Carlinville, IL— This March marks a special date in the history of Lumpkin Library at Blackburn College, as it ... READ MORE >

    World Record Attempt!

    It’s a Guinness World Record Attempt at Blackburn! 76 hours, 36 men, 2 goals, 1 mission… Find a Cure! The Guinness World Record attempt for ... 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:
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    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