September 2020 - Black Hawk College

East Foundation receives largest estate gift ever

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The Black Hawk College East Foundation is excited to announce that it has received the largest estate gift in the foundation’s 52-year history. Donal J. “Bud” Ward of Walnut passed away in January 2019 and in his estate designated a gift of more than $240,000 to the BHC East Foundation to benefit the Black Hawk […]

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Free, live sessions on networking, team building, goal setting

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Black Hawk College is offering a series of free online learning workshops to help build your skill level and confidence to succeed virtually. These one-hour live sessions will focus on key elements and practical solutions to get you through this changing digital world. The session topics for October and November are networking and team building […]

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State association honors BHC alumnus, trustees

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The Illinois Community College Trustees Association (ICCTA) recently honored a Black Hawk College alumnus, a former trustee and a current trustee. Distinguished Alumnus Award – Marion Calmer of Alpha is the co-recipient of the 2020 Distinguished Alumnus Award. He is a 1978 Black Hawk College East Campus graduate, founder/owner/CEO of Calmer Corn Heads and president […]

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FAFSA dos and don’ts: what you need to know

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Oct. 1 approaching means it’s almost time to fill out the 2021-2022 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)! Black Hawk College Financial Aid is hosting a webinar to help you learn what you will need to complete FAFSA on Tuesday, Sept. 29 at 6 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. […]

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BHC celebrating 51 years of providing Adult Ed classes

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Black Hawk College is celebrating National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week Sept. 20-26. The college began serving adult learners on July 1, 1969. Today, the Black Hawk College Adult Education program provides instruction in Adult Basic Education (ABE), Adult Secondary Education (ASE), high school credit and English as a Second Language (ESL). Each year, […]

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United Way grant helping Adult Ed students

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Black Hawk College recently received a United Way grant that will help Adult Education students transition to online education. “COVID-19 presented many challenges for the Adult Education program as we relied almost exclusively on in-person instruction,” said Glenda Nicke, Dean of Adult and Continuing Education. Converting to more distance education revealed just how wide the […]

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East Campus hosting Fall Visit Days

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Join us for one of our Friday Fall Visit Days! Visit us on campus or participate in our online/virtual activities. Meet faculty members and ag and equine competitive team coaches, tour campus and learn about campus life from our Student Ambassadors. Pick your visit day based on your area of interest: Oct. 2 – Explore […]

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Explore student clubs and organizations virtually

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Black Hawk College offers a variety of clubs and organizations to help you have a great college experience. Both campuses are offering virtual club fests this month to let you explore what your campus offers. Plan to attend! Quad-Cities Campus Virtual Club Fest – Wednesday, Sept. 16 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. via Zoom. […]

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Meet the East Campus SGA members

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Congratulations to the members of the 2020-21 East Campus Student Government Association: Hunter Briggs of Macomb Emily Fry of Danville, IN Luke Jaquet of Toluca Jessykah Lewis of Kewanee Kailee Marshek of Iowa City, IA Jaidyn Miller of Sheffield Jeb Schwager of Bellevue, IA Alexis Whiles of Rock Falls The Student Government Association aims to […]

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Tips for a successful semester

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While 2020 has been a year of change and challenges, the building blocks for academic success are still the same. Stay motivated, manage your time effectively, limit distractions, communicate and develop good study practices to start the school year off right. Motivate yourself: Set goals and work toward them. Keep what you are working toward […]

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