August 2020 - Black Hawk College

Petitions for 2021 BHC trustee election available Sept. 22

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Nominating petitions and other election materials for the 2021 Black Hawk College Board of Trustees election may be picked up at either BHC campus beginning Tuesday, Sept. 22. Petition packets will be available in the Office of the Vice President for Finance and Administration in Building 1 at the Quad-Cities Campus, 6600 34th Ave., Moline, […]

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Virtually explore QC Campus on Friday afternoons

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Join us LIVE for an online presentation and virtual tour with our Quad-Cities Campus admissions advisor. Topics will include getting started, programs of study and next steps. Virtual Explore BHC Days will be at 1 p.m. these Fridays: Sept. 11 Sept. 25 Oct. 9 Oct. 23 This is a great opportunity for families planning for […]

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College for Kids goes virtual for 2020

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College for Kids went virtual this summer with students and instructors using Canvas (the college’s learning management system) to attend classes online. The annual week-long program is for talented and gifted middle school students. Students chose from a wide variety of classes, including Zentangles and Doodles, Spanish, Challenging Your Logic, Mythology, Chess, Zombie Apocalypse Now, […]

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Got questions? Get answers during virtual drop-in office hours

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Have a quick question for an admissions advisor at the Quad-Cities Campus? Ask questions or get assistance during QC Admissions Virtual Drop-in Office Hours every Tuesday, Sept. 1 to Dec. 15, from noon to 3 p.m. Register to enter the virtual waiting room.

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New to BHC? Check out returning students’ advice

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Spend a few minutes getting some great advice from returning students! Their words of wisdom can help you start your college education off on the right foot. A quick summary: get involved, manage your time carefully and do not rush yourself. Explore BHC student clubs and athletics to find opportunities to get involved, stay connected […]

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Highway construction grads ready for the trades after pandemic extends training

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The Highway Construction Careers Training Program typically is a 13-week program from Day 1 to Graduation Day. But in 2020, nothing is typical. What began as a 13-week class on March 2 instead took 21 weeks to complete because of the pandemic. “We had a couple of starts and stops, as well as several weeks […]

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Transfer grad found affinity for math at BHC

Taking a risk can be rewarding. That was one of many life lessons Black Hawk College 2020 graduate Abigail Wadsworth learned while earning her degree. The Silvis resident started at Black Hawk because she didn’t know what she wanted to study, and the college was close by and affordable. You might recognize Wadsworth from a […]

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Community resources for BHC students without internet or electricity

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Today we start our academic year, a year that is guaranteed to be unlike anything any of us has experienced before. Black Hawk College recognizes that many of our Quad Cities area students and faculty continue to feel the effects of last week’s derecho storm and do not have electricity and/or internet in their homes. […]

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Ochoa named BHC’s first-ever men’s soccer head coach

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Aug. 17 was the first day of school for Black Hawk College students and also the first day of work for the college’s first-ever men’s soccer head coach. Charlie Ochoa will build the Braves team that will begin competing in Fall 2021. “I look forward to putting together a competitive program and giving students the […]

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Sign up for new fall virtual orientation sessions

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Join us for a new series of virtual orientation sessions that will help you be a successful BHC student. How to @ the Hawk topics include: Manage Your Time – Aug. 31 Handle Change – Sept. 2 Be a Leader – Sept. 18 to Oct. 16 Register for a session.

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