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Wed 29

ArtSpace Gallery exhibit

March 13 - April 13
Wed 29

2017 Job Fair

March 29 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wed 29

Women’s History Month Event

March 29 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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March safety tip – Stryker chair

Stryker evacuation chair mounted on wallMonthly safety tip from your Black Hawk College Safety Committee

Emergencies and evacuations can come unexpectedly. Preparation is key. One of the tools available to employees during an evacuation is the Stryker chair.

Stryker chairs give you the power to evacuate a disabled or injured person with built-in treads that allow you to transport a seated person up and down stairs. Their use is not limited to just the police department or other first responders.

There is a Stryker chair located in each building and/or Area of Rescue Assistance, mounted in a case on the wall. An Area of Rescue is an established place to meet for someone who cannot traverse stairs without assistance. It is also an area where first responders check to see if anyone needs assistance.

Please take a few minutes of your day to familiarize yourself with the locations of the Stryker chair, just as you would for an AED or a fire extinguisher.

A brief, but valuable, training video is available on myBlackHawk – Employees tab – Employee Learning – Stryker Chair Training or at http://bhc-webserv1.bhc.edu/EvacuationChair.wmv. The video describes and demonstrates the operation and capability of the Stryker chair.

 

Disclaimer: These tips have been provided as general information for increasing safety awareness and for informational purposes only. Black Hawk College does not accept any liability for the information or advice (or the use of such information or advice) that is provided. We make every effort to insure the integrity and validity of the data provided. Always, check with your care provider before making any changes.

East Campus Science & Math Club Trivia Night April 1

Have fun, show off your smarts and support the East Campus Science and Math Club at the club’s Trivia Night on Saturday, April 1!

QC Alumni Hall of Fame nominations due April 21

The community is invited to nominate outstanding Black Hawk College Quad-Cities Campus alumni to be inducted into the 2017 Alumni Hall of Fame.

The Black Hawk College Quad-Cities Foundation Alumni Hall of Fame is accepting nominations through Friday, April 21.

The Black Hawk College QC Foundation’s Alumni Hall of Fame recognizes Quad-Cities Campus alumni for their outstanding achievements. Nominations will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Outstanding distinction and success in chosen field
  • Humanitarian service which has proven beneficial to society
  • Completed at least 30 college credit hours at Black Hawk College

To start the nomination process, go to www.foundation.bhc.edu/alumniandfriends/halloffame or contact the Black Hawk College QC Foundation Office at 309-796-5052.

Nomination forms are due by 5 p.m. Friday, April 21.

The 2017 inductees will join a celebrated list of Black Hawk College alumni whose combined contributions represent a breadth of experience and distinguished impact throughout the Black Hawk College District and beyond. For a complete listing of Alumni Hall of Fame members, visit www.foundation.bhc.edu/alumniandfriends/halloffame.

 

Look for a job March 29 at 2017 Job Fair

Visit dozens of employers from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 29 at the 2017 Job Fair at the Quad-Cities Campus.

English honor society at BHC welcomes 35 members

The Black Hawk College chapter of Sigma Kappa Delta, the English honor society for two-year colleges, will induct 35 members Wednesday, March 29, 2017, at the college’s Quad-Cities Campus in Moline.

The inductees have earned an A or B in an English course, have completed at least 12 credit hours, and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. Students are not required to be English majors.

The new members come from both Black Hawk College campuses.

The inductees – listed by hometown – are:

  • Annawan – Hailey Bos
  • Bradford – Jessica Loudenburg
  • Cambridge – Katie Miller, Jamie Franck
  • Coal Valley – Amanda Purvis
  • Colona – Tori McCaw
  • Cordova – Shannon Crisp
  • Davenport, IA – Emily Tunis
  • East Moline – Leigh Westbrook, Kayla Serra, Samantha Moreno
  • Galva – Cheryl Egbert
  • Geneseo – Elodie Bouwens, Kian VanWynsberghe, Payton Conard
  • Kewanee – Nelson Ullinskey
  • Ligonier, IN – Luke Wechter
  • Madison, WI – Heidi Mueller
  • Milan – Ashley Hanson, Cassie Wales
  • Moline – Abigael Kelly, Caroline Davis, Julia Earnest, Dieynaba Ndiaye, Jessica Santillan, Alexis Russell, Bryce Humphrey
  • Muscatine, IA – Hanna Dipple
  • Rock Island – Erica Sunken, Brett Kerno
  • Silvis – Elizabeth Thompson, Kristal Caudillo
  • Taylor Ridge – Christina Schulte
  • Toulon – Kayla Hockett
  • Wyoming – Courtney Frisby

 

Last updated 3/7/2017

Women’s History Month events March 8-29

In celebration of Women’s History Month, the WISE student group (Women in Support of Equality) will host several events at the Quad-Cities Campus. Admission is free for all events.

Wednesday, March 8
“Wonder Woman”
Speaker: Dr. Traci Davis, professor, psychology/sociology
11 a.m. • Building 1, Room 306 (theatre)

Tuesday, March 21
“Matilda”
Movie and film discussion
12:30 p.m. • Building 4, Room 202A
Popcorn and pizza will be served to students who watch the whole movie.

Wednesday, March 22
“Mulan”
Movie and film discussion
Noon • Building 4, Room 202A
Popcorn and pizza will be served to students who watch the whole movie.

Thursday, March 23
“Feminism Goes to the Movies: Sex, Gender and Film Theory”
Speaker: Andrew Hoogheem, English instructor
12:30 p.m. • Building 1, Room 306 (theatre)

Wednesday, March 29
“Pink is for Girls: Lessons from the Blue Aisle”
Speaker: Krisann Bergo, assistant professor, psychology/sociology
11 a.m. • Building 1, Room 306 (theatre)

Apply for 2017-18 scholarships March 1-May 1

Students — Apply for 2017-18 scholarships from the Black Hawk College East Foundation and the Black Hawk College Quad-Cities Foundation beginning Wednesday, March 1 through Monday, May 1.

Go to www.bhc.edu/foundation and select the foundation for the campus you attend or plan to attend.

Burn awareness

Monthly safety tip from your Black Hawk College Safety Committee

Approximately every 60 seconds someone in the U.S. sustains a burn injury serious enough to require treatment. In 2016, the leading causes for burns in the U.S. were:

  • 41% – fire/flame
  • 33% – scalding (hot liquid/steam)
  • 9% – contact with hot object
  • 3% – electrical
  • 3% – chemical
  • 11% – other

Burns can occur at Black Hawk College in the obvious places such as the welding or science labs, but they can also occur in the employee lounge after removing a hot food item or beverage from the microwave. Sometimes the machinery we use can get heated creating a potential burn exposure to the hot surface. Regardless of source, burns are serious injuries and we need to be alert to all possible sources to prevent burns from occurring in the first place.

Burns are typically divided into three categories: first-degree or superficial burns; second-degree or partial thickness burns; and third-degree or full thickness burns. Initial first-aid treatment for first-degree burns include:

  • Cooling the burn with running cool (not cold) water for at least five (5) minutes.
  • Remove all jewelry, watches, rings and clothing around the burned area as soon as possible.
  • Administer an over-the-counter pain reliever (ibuprofen, acetaminophen) for pain.
  • Loosely cover the burn with a sterile bandage or clean cloth, avoiding putting too much pressure on the burn tissue.
  • For small area burns, apply soothing lotions that contains aloe vera to the burned area to help relieve the pain and discomfort.
  • Drink plenty of fluids.

Regardless of degree, it is always advisable to seek medical attention for a burn as soon as possible.

For additional first-aid information for burns: http://www.ameriburn.org/Preven/Initial%20First%20Aid%20Treatment%20for%20Burns.pdf

For additional information on burns in general:

 

Disclaimer: These tips have been provided as general information for increasing safety awareness and for informational purposes only. Black Hawk College does not accept any liability for the information or advice (or the use of such information or advice) that is provided. We make every effort to insure the integrity and validity of the data provided. Always, check with your care provider before making any changes.

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BHC students collect scarves for cancer patients

The Black Hawk College International Student Association Mentor/Mentee Program recently collected scarves to donate to Gilda’s Club of the Quad Cities for women undergoing cancer treatment.

Blackhawk Bank & Trust employees also donated scarves. The collection was coordinated by bank employee and BHC alumnus Adama Ouattara.

BHC international students Muna Juma (left) and Adele Toussou (middle) presented the 70 scarves to Pam Tone, Gilda’s Club office manager.

 

 

Last updated 2/2/2017