Black Hawk College » Announcements Campuses located in the city of Moline and near Kewanee, Illinois. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 19:42:25 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Register kids now for January Swim School Thu, 11 Dec 2014 18:00:29 +0000 Continue reading ]]> The next Swim School for youths begins in January at the Quad-Cities Campus in Moline.

Youths ages 4-15 can learn how swim or improve their skills at the BHC Community Aquatic Center.

Each Swim School session is six weeks. Cost is $40 per session.

Choose from these class times:

  • Saturdays, Jan. 3 to Feb. 7 – 9:15-10 a.m. or 10:15-11 a.m.
  • Wednesdays, Jan. 7 to Feb. 11 – 5:15-6 p.m., 6:15-7 p.m. or 7:15-8 p.m.

The deadline to register for Saturday morning classes is Tuesday, Dec. 23.
The deadline to register for Wednesday night classes is Tuesday, Jan. 6

To register, call 309-796-5603. For more information, visit or e-mail

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Truitt named new president of Black Hawk College Wed, 10 Dec 2014 22:04:48 +0000 Continue reading ]]> Bettie Truitt 5-12 (web)The Black Hawk College Board of Trustees has offered Dr. Bettie A. Truitt the position of president of Black Hawk College effective Jan. 1, 2015.

Dr. Truitt has been serving as interim president since July 1.

“In the six months she has filled that role, she has met many unanticipated institutional challenges with efficiency, intelligence and grace,” said David Emerick, chair of the Black Hawk College Board of Trustees.

“In every way, Dr. Truitt has demonstrated her ability to rise to the challenges of the presidency of Black Hawk College.”

Dr. Truitt began her career at Black Hawk College in 1989 as a full-time mathematics instructor. In her years on the faculty she was widely recognized as a student-centered teacher, a doctoral scholar earning her Ph. D. in mathematics education, statistics, higher education policy and planning from the University of Iowa. She had leadership roles on numerous internal and external committees and as faculty representative in IFT contract negotiations.

From 2007-12, she was dean of instruction and academic support where, in addition to the responsibilities of that office, she continued her involvement in contract negotiations internally and as an AQIP strategy forum facilitator for the Higher Learning Commission.

In 2012, Dr. Truitt became vice president for instruction. In 2013, she added student services to her vice-presidential responsibilities, and in June 2014 she assumed the additional duties of executive vice president.

“Regardless of the role I’ve been in, Black Hawk College has been a large and rewarding part of my life,” Dr. Truitt said. “We come to work each day knowing we can impact our students and help them achieve fulfilling lives.

“I appreciate the support of the Board of Trustees and look forward to working with the board. I also look forward to working with the faculty and staff. They are the people who make Black Hawk the special place that it is,” she added.

Dr. Truitt’s contract as president will be Jan. 1, 2015, through June 30, 2016.



Last updated 12/10/2014

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Sell your textbooks Dec. 15-19 Wed, 10 Dec 2014 06:01:59 +0000 Continue reading ]]> book buyback

Need some cash? Sell your textbooks Dec. 15-19 during the East Campus and Hawk’s Hub book buyback.

At the East Campus, buyback hours will be:

  • Monday-Thursday, Dec. 15-18 – 7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Friday, Dec. 19  – 7:45 a.m. to 2 p.m.

At the Quad-Cities Campus, Hawk’s Hub buyback hours will be:

  • Monday-Tuesday, Dec. 15-16 – 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday-Friday, Dec. 17-19  – 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Questions? Call the Hawk’s Hub at 309-796-5500 or the East Campus Bookstore at 309-854-1716.

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Trustee nominating petitions may be filed beginning Dec. 15 Mon, 01 Dec 2014 06:01:17 +0000 Continue reading ]]> Nominating petitions for the 2015 Black Hawk College Board of Trustees election may be filed beginning at 8 a.m. Monday, Dec. 15 through 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 22 in the office of the chief financial officer at the Quad-Cities Campus.

In April 2015, there will be three (3) six-year terms up for election.

Election materials are available in the office of the chief financial officer in Building 1 at the college’s Quad-Cities Campus, 6600 34th Ave., Moline, and in the office of the vice president for East Campus, 26230 Black Hawk Road, Galva (five miles south of Kewanee).

The Black Hawk College district includes all or part of nine counties in west central Illinois, consisting of more than 280 individual precincts.

For more information, call 309-796-5933.

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Swim lessons, aquatic exercise, pool parties and more at BHC Sat, 08 Nov 2014 18:01:01 +0000 Continue reading ]]> Aquatic CenterDoes your child need to learn to swim? Would you like to try an aquatic exercise class? The BHC Community Aquatic Center at the Quad-Cities Campus has youth learn-to-swim classes, adult aquatic exercise classes, open swim, lifeguard training, pool party rentals and more.

Find out more about the Quad-Cities Aquatic Center.

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