Swim laps at QC Campus to win prizes

Overhead view of Black Hawk College pool

Do you need a little friendly competition to stay in shape? Are you training for a triathlon? Get your swimsuits, goggles and caps together for the Swim to Barbados challenge this semester. Track the miles you swim doing laps at the BHC Community Aquatic Center at the Quad-Cities Campus. All swimmers who complete the swim […]

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Students collect $1,700 in care package items for soldiers

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The Black Hawk College Student Veterans of America recently coordinated a very successful care packages donation drive at the Quad-Cities Campus. The students collected an estimated $1,700 worth of items such as candy, granola bars, drink mixes and jerky. The donations from BHC employees, students and the community were given to the USO of Illinois. […]

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Apply by March 1 for surg tech program

Surgical Tech students working in scrubs during lab

Want to assist in surgeries? 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 2020 are due March 1. The Surgical Technology Program is a career-oriented program that prepares students to function as part of a team in the […]

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Honors lists for Fall 2019 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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Explore new ideas at CommUniversity

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Explore new ideas and engage in lively discussions at CommUniversity this February at the Quad-Cities Campus. CommUniversity is a series of seminars taught by local experts in the areas of arts/humanities, personal enrichment, regional studies and theology/spirituality. Attendees can choose from classes such as Paper Crafting, Celtic Spirituality, The Psychology of Humor, Ancient Egypt from […]

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Students share native dishes at 4th International Food Competition

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BHC students recently participated in the English as a Second Language Mentor and Mentee Program’s 4th Annual International Food Competition at the Quad-Cities Campus. International and U.S. students prepared 17 dishes from 14 countries – Bolivia, Chin State (Myanmar/Burma), Germany, Hungary, India, Iraq, Mexico, Peru, the Philippines, Puerto Rico, Thailand, Togo, the United States and […]

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BHC volunteers sort 865 pounds of trash

students wearing protective masks and gloves sort through trash

Black Hawk College students and employees recently dug into dozens of bags of trash, sifting through 865 pounds by hand to find out what recyclables are ending up in the trash. Every five years, the college is required by the State of Illinois to identify the kinds of waste generated on campus and how much […]

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Vintage Rods donates $1,500 to student scholarship fund

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Quad City’s Vintage Rods car club recently donated $1,500 to the Black Hawk College Quad-Cities Foundation for student scholarships. Club members Marlan Sharer of Geneseo and Glenn Winter of Moline presented the check to Tim Wynes, Black Hawk College president, and Maureen Dickinson, executive director of the BHC QC Foundation. Since 1984, the car club […]

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BHC pumpkin auction raises $6,525 for United Way

table full of pumpkins

There are pumpkin auctions around the country this time of the year, but, on a per-pumpkin-basis, probably none can compare to the Annual Stampede Auction of Champion Pumpkins at Black Hawk College East Campus. On Oct. 30, auctioneer and East Campus alumnus Bill LeSage persuaded the audience of generous students, faculty, staff and friends to […]

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East Foundation celebrates scholarship donors, recipients

Foundation scholarship recipients

The Black Hawk College East Foundation honored both those who gave and those who received at its 2019 Scholarship Recognition Banquet. Students shared their future plans and how receiving a scholarship has assisted them in their education. Scholarship benefactor Dan Hoge talked about education being an on-going process. “It’s never really over, your roles just […]

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