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Blackburn Student Austin Ives Recognized as Lincoln Academy Laureate

Recognizing exceptional students for their contributions to the world, the Lincoln Academy congratulated their latest laureate picks this November. Included in the 43rd Lincoln Academy Laureates was Blackburn College’s own Austin Ives. From the Lincoln Academy web site: “The most noteworthy seniors are chosen as Student Laureates of the Lincoln

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Dr. Julie Murray-Jensen Named 17th President of Blackburn College

Blackburn College is pleased to announce Dr. Julie Murray-Jensen as the next President of Blackburn College. She will be on campus beginning January 14, 2019. Dr. Murray-Jensen succeeds Dr. John Comerford, who served as Blackburn President from July 2013 – July 2018. Dr. Murray-Jensen is currently the Vice President of

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Blackburn College Hosts Hundreds of Alumni for Homecoming 2018

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,

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2018 Matriculation Ceremony Highlights

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

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New Historical Exhibit of Academics at Blackburn in Jaenke Alumni Center

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

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Blackburn Professor’s Book on Twins in Literature and Pop Culture Now Available on Amazon

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”. 

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Illinois Representative Recognizes Blackburn’s Commitment to Affordable Education

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

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Blackburn College Launches The Hub Community Portal

Welcome to Blackburn College’s Hub where students, faculty, and staff can get together and see what highlights have come to the campus! The Hub is a free Blackburn community portal. Only Blackburn emails can be used, and every pre-existing and new students will automatically have an account. Upon logging in,

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Another Proud Blackburn Legacy

On Saturday, May 12 Ron Deabenderfer ’65 attended his granddaughter’s graduation. He was proud that his granddaughter was receiving a degree that he might not have gotten himself. Deabenderfer had once thought that college was unattainable since his family did not have a large amount of money flowing in, and

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Blackburn College 149th Commencement Video Now Online!

For those of you that missed Blackburn College’s 149th Commencement ceremony Saturday, May 12th, the event, in its entirety is now available online. The ceremony, which featured Senior Class President Noah Daum, Blackburn President John Comerford and special guest speaker Dr. William Jewell is also embedded below for your convenience.

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