Academics News - Black Hawk College

BHC music instructor publishes pandemic-related research

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Black Hawk College music instructor Dr. Irene Apanovitch-Leites co-authored a study that recently was published in American Choral Directors Association’s scholarly publication, Choral Journal. “COVID and the Choral Educator: Preparedness, Perceptions, Attitudes, and a Way Forward” was published in the February 2021 issue. The study investigated the extent to which choral directors working in collegiate, […]

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Appuhn, Seevers receive Golden Apple Award from students

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Two Black Hawk College employees recently received the Golden Apple Award from the college’s Phi Theta Kappa chapter at the Quad-Cities Campus. During the honor society’s Virtual Fall 2020 Induction Ceremony, the Golden Apple Award was presented to: Chris Appuhn, associate professor of math – nominated by Jay Dykstra Mike Seevers, lead writing tutor – […]

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QC Campus students join Phi Theta Kappa honor society – Fall 2020

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Black Hawk College welcomed 21 students into the Quad-Cities Campus’ chapter of Phi Theta Kappa honor society during Fall 2020. Phi Theta Kappa is recognized as the official honor society for community colleges by the American Association of Community Colleges. To be eligible for membership, students must have completed at least 12 credit hours and […]

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Student-athletes named to AD’s Academic List for Fall 2020

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Fifty-six Black Hawk College student-athletes have been named to the Athletic Director’s Academic List for achieving a 3.25 GPA or higher during the Fall 2020 semester. The 56 student-athletes on the list represent 55% of BHC players. The Academic List members will be celebrated at a socially distanced outdoor luncheon later in the Spring 2021 […]

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Apply by March 1 for surg tech program

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Want to work in the operating room on the surgical team? Become a surg tech! You can earn a Surgical Technology Associate in Applied Science degree in two years at Black Hawk College. Applications for Fall 2021 are due Monday, March 1. The CAAHEP-accredited program admits a limited number of students. Students learn how to […]

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Use financial aid in bookstores Jan. 11-29

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Students with financial aid (loans, scholarships, grants, etc.) for Spring 2021 may use their funds in the East Campus Bookstore and the Hawk’s Hub from Jan. 11-29. Students can use their accounts to buy books, clothing, school supplies, laptops, parking tags and more. In order for bookstore staff to access funds, students MUST provide their […]

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Virtually explore QC Campus on Friday afternoons this spring

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Connect with your future career! This spring, join Black Hawk College staff, faculty and students as you explore different professions and learn more about your next steps. Choose from these Fridays at 1 p.m.: Feb. 5 – Early Childhood Education Feb. 12 – Engineering Technology & Criminal Justice Feb. 19 – Surgical Technology & Health […]

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Nursing students ready to start their careers during pandemic

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Fourteen new nurses are ready to start their careers as health care providers in the midst of a pandemic. “I am incredibly impressed with the bravery of the students,” said Rachel Duffy, nursing instructor. 2020 started as the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife and ended as the International Year of COVID-19 and […]

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Honors lists for Fall 2020 released

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At the end of the fall and spring semesters, High Honors and Honors lists are published to honor students for their academic achievement.

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Moline Foundation grant to help students get short-term training

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Thanks to a $3,500 grant from The Moline Foundation, Black Hawk College will be able to help more Quad-Cities residents upgrade their skills or train for new jobs. The Reskilling Project at Black Hawk College fills gaps in financial assistance for students who want to enroll in short-term training programs. These programs usually do not […]

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