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Carl Sandburg College Strengthens Ties with Cuba

Nov 19, 2015
T.J. Carson

The budding relationship between a west central Illinois community college and a country just south of the United States was on display this week. 

Carl Sandburg College students heard a presentation from Mario Masvidal in the college’s Student Center on Wednesday. Masvidal is a professor at the University of the Arts in Havana, Cuba.

Kristofor Husted/Harvest Public Media

When President Obama announced in late 2014 that he would work toward ending the embargo on trade with Cuba, it wasn’t just tourists perking up their ears. Midwest farmers and ranchers see communist Cuba as an untapped market for goods from the American Heartland.

Student Help Needed for Adventure Race in Cuba

Aug 19, 2013
Gut Check Fitness

A Western Illinois University Alumni is asking for current WIU students to help with an adventure race in Fulton County.