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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Orientations Jan. 17-27 for highway construction training

Highway Construction participants working outside

Interested in working in highway construction? A new session of the Highway Construction Careers Training Program (HCCTP) begins Monday, March 2. The 13-week program aims to increase the number of minorities, women and disadvantaged individuals working on Illinois Department of Transportation projects. The intensive training is 36 hours per week. There is no cost to […]

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BHC volunteers sort 865 pounds of trash

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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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Interested in workplace safety? Register for Jan. 9 Safety Summit

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Get updated information from safety professionals, gather resources to turn to for current OSHA and safety information, and network with other safety personnel Thursday, Jan. 9 at the Safety Summit at the Quad-Cities Campus. Cost is $89, which includes breakfast and lunch.

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Use holiday break to take minimester class

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Take an online minimester course during holiday break and earn college credits in just a few days. Online minimester courses include biology, business, computer science, English, health information management, history, music appreciation, physical education, psychology, sociology and speech. Classes begin Monday, Dec. 16. Minimester courses are included in the Spring 2020 class schedule on the […]

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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

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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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BHC helping curb shortage of early childhood educators

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Illinois has a shortage of early childhood educators but Black Hawk College is working to help curb that shortage. Officials from Black Hawk College and National Louis University (NLU) in Chicago recently signed an agreement for four online bachelor’s degree pathways for BHC early childhood education students. All Early Childhood Education Associate of Applied Science […]

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Highway construction students make improvements at Loud Thunder

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Black Hawk College recently celebrated the completion of a retaining wall and sidewalk built by BHC students at Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. Three Highway Construction Careers Training Program classes – a total of 36 students – worked 2,500 hours on the project over three semesters. The improvements began in Fall 2018 when HCCTP students started […]

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