Clubs, Organizations & Activities for Students

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ARTS & CULTURALStudent standing next to art on display

Anime Club
Join us to talk about your favorite manga or anime! Just interested in learning more about it? We are a group of very informed members here to guide you to find what may be interesting!

Advisor:
Michael Staub • 309-796-5438 – staubm@bhc.edu

 

Art Collective
All BHC students with an interest in the visual arts are welcome to join. Past activities have included visits to Hot Glass in Davenport to create glassworks, exhibitions and lectures at the Figge Art Museum, a photo booth with props for Spring Fling, a mural project with the military/vet club, collective art projects like a large-scale linocut and a weekend trip to St. Louis, Missouri. A fun way to meet other creative students! Facebook page | Web page
Advisor:
Zaiga Thorson • 309-796-5469 – thorsonz@bhc.edu

 

Association of Latin American Students (ALAS)
The mission of the Association of Latin American Students (ALAS) is to educate and empower students interested in the Hispanic/Latino culture by providing support and educational opportunities that highlight the importance of leadership skills, community service and professional development as a way to increase diversity, success and inclusion on the Black Hawk College campus.
Advisors:
Luis Moreno • 309-796-5041 – morenol@bhc.edu

 

English as a Second Language (ESL) Mentee/Mentor Program
The Mentor & Mentee Program is organized to help international/ESL students (mentee) adjust to cultural and academic differences with the help of the BHC student or BHC employee (mentor).

This relationship allows international/ESL students and mentors to engage in educational opportunities outside of the campus as well as develop a foundation for effective, intercultural communication.

Another goal of the Mentor & Mentee Program is to promote internationalization of campus. The Mentor volunteer to meet with their assigned mentee for social and conversational purpose in an informal setting. The program is meant to help our international/ ESL students improve their English skills and learn more about the U.S. culture and introduce our local students to the cultural diversity of our campus, the community, and the world.

Advisor:
Loredana Cooper • 309-796-5140 – cooperl@bhc.edu

 

International Student Association
The purpose of the International Student Association (ISA) is twofold: to foster international interaction and friendship among students (including American students) and to benefit the Black Hawk College and Quad Cities communities through cultural education and fundraising efforts.
Advisor:
Loredana Cooper • 309-796-5140 – cooperl@bhc.edu

 

Writers Guild
Come join us and share your poems/short stories with us! We are a very upbeat club that just wants to meet new students who share our interests! Our safe environment provides writers the comfort of sharing any work they want! We are also taking submissions for a book that will be sold at the end of spring semester.

Advisor:
Andrew Hoogheem • 309-796-5417 – hoogheema@bhc.edu



HEALTH

National Student Nurses Association (NSNA) – Black Hawk Chapter

Nursing student

The National Student Nurses Association mentors the professional development of future registered nurses and facilitates their entrance into the profession by providing educational resources, leadership opportunities and career guidance.
Advisor:
Kim Hurley • 309-796-5403 – hurleyk@bhc.edu

 


MATH & SCIENCE

Female students in computer lab

BITS – Black Hawk College IT Society
BITS is the computer club at Black Hawk College for students interested in computer programming, networking, computer support and web development. Events include speakers from the IT industry and regional and national collegiate meetings and competitions.
Advisors:
Jamie Hill • 309-796-5284 – hillj@bhc.edu

 

Clean Sphere
Clean Sphere promotes environmental appreciation, awareness, and stewardship among the students, faculty, staff and alumni of Black Hawk College. Members have the opportunity to organize and participate in a variety of environmental efforts including, but not limited to, cleanups, habitat restoration, advocacy efforts, enhanced recycling programs, and seminars or speakers that address environmental issues.

‘It starts in our own backyard’ is the theme this year. Learn about different ways to help the environment with us! Along with campus clean ups and off-campus events members stay busy and informed!

Advisor:
Marilynn Bartels • 309-796-5235 – bartelsm@bhc.edu

 

Math Club
Math Club is a student-led club which promotes mathematics through activities and volunteerism. The club is open to members of all mathematical ability levels.

Advisor:
David Miller • 309-796-5377 – millerd@bhc.edu

 


POLITICAL AND MILITARYGroup photo of students outside

Military Students and Veterans Club (MSVC)
The BHC Military Students and Veterans Club (MSVC) is a charter member of the Student Veterans of America. Its purpose is to foster esprit de corps amongst military students, veterans and their supporters. The club provides advocacy, support, referrals and awareness of the needs of BHC military students and veterans in our community.
Links: MSVC Facebook | Student Veterans Of America | Student Veterans of America Facebook
Advisor:
Thomas Reagan • 309-796-5501 reagant@bhc.edu
Susan Sacco • 309-796-5903 – saccos@bhc.edu

 

Student Government Association
The student is provided leadership opportunities at BHC and represents the needs of students. (Must have a 2.5 GPA from first semester)

Advisor:
Jana Koch • 309-796-5177 – kochj@bhc.edu

 


RECREATIONAL

Glass eggs made by Art Collective group

Art Collective
The Art Collective is the student art club of Black Hawk College. The Art Collective’s mission is to provide a supportive environment for artists. Membership is open to students, alumni, faculty and staff of the college who are interested in the visual arts.
The Art Collective’s Facebook page
Advisor:
Zaiga Thorson • 309-796-5469 – thorsonz@bhc.edu

 

Social Gaming Club
A club where you can hang out and play video games or table top games just as you would at home! We are also willing to teach students how to play certain games like magic!

Advisor:
Michael Staub • 309-796-5438 – staubm@bhc.edu

 


SOCIAL ACTIVIST

Clean SphereStudents cleaning up a river

Clean Sphere promotes environmental appreciation, awareness, and stewardship among the students, faculty, staff and alumni of Black Hawk College. Members have the opportunity to organize and participate in a variety of environmental efforts including, but not limited to, cleanups, habitat restoration, advocacy efforts, enhanced recycling programs, and seminars or speakers that address environmental issues.

‘It starts in our own backyard’ is the theme this year. Learn about different ways to help the environment with us! Along with campus clean ups and off-campus events members stay busy and informed!

Advisor:
Marilynn Bartels • 309-796-5235 – bartelsm@bhc.edu

 

Conversation Club
This organization unifies students of faith in Jesus Christ at Black Hawk College to grow in their faith and do God’s Will in the college community and beyond.
Advisor:
Rich Morthland • 309-796-5368 – morthlandr@bhc.edu


HONORS

Alpha Beta Gamma
Alpha Beta Gamma is a National Honor Society established in 1970 to recognize and encourage scholarship among students enrolled in Business and Professional curricula at two-year degree granting institutions. To achieve this goal, Alpha Beta Gamma provides leadership opportunities, forums for the exchange of ideas, and the stimulation of interest in continuing academic excellence.  Alpha Beta Gamma is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies (ACHS). Alpha Beta Gamma National Business Honor Society is the sole honor society for accredited two-year degree granting institutions of higher learning. The society exists to recognize and reward academic excellence among business and professional honor students. Membership is open to qualified candidates without regard to age, gender, national origin, race, religion, and/or sexual orientation (To be eligible for membership in ABG, a student must be enrolled in Business or Professional curriculum at a two-year degree granting institution. The student must have completed 12 credit hours, with a minimum 3.0 or equivalent GPA)

Advisor:
Ewelina Bergert • 309-796-5268 – bergerte@bhc.edu

 

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society – Eta Kappa chapter
Students at graduation with honors cordsPhi Theta Kappa is recognized as the official honor society for community colleges by the American Association of Community Colleges. Its purpose is to recognize and encourage scholarship among two-year college students. Phi Theta Kappa provides opportunity for the development of leadership and service, for an intellectual climate for exchange of ideas and ideals, for lively fellowship for scholars, and for stimulation of interest in continuing academic excellence. For Phi Theta Kappa, students are eligible after completing a minimum of 12 credit hours of college-level work with a 3.5 GPA or higher.  Once students accept, they must keep at least a 3.0 GPA to remain in good standing. Facebook Group
Advisor:
Nicole Banks • 309-796-5422 – banksn@bhc.edu

 

Psi Beta – Psychology honor society

Psi Beta is a national honor society for community college students interested in psychology. We provide opportunities to acquire leadership skills, interact with faculty outside the classroom, learn more about the professional and educational choices available in psychology, meet outstanding professionals in psychology, participate in community service, meet peers with similar interests, and travel to professional conferences.

Requirements: 1) interest in psychology, 2) achieving a GPA of at least 3.00 based on completing a minimum of 12 college-level credit hours, and 3) having earned an A or a B in Psychology 101. There is a one-time, life-time registration fee of $55 ($5 goes to our local chapter and $50 goes to the national organization).

Advisor:
Dr. Traci Davis • 309-796-5408 – davist@bhc.edu

 

Sigma Kappa Delta – English honor society for two-year colleges
Sigma Kappa Delta is the English honor society for two-year colleges. Its purpose is to recognize the academic achievement of students who have excelled in English courses and who are interested in the humanities. Students can develop their leadership skills by getting involved in activities sponsored by Delta Epsilon, Black Hawk College’s chapter. The student is provided leadership opportunities at BHC and represents the needs of students. (Must have a 2.5 GPA from first semester)
Advisors:
Nicole Banks • 309-796-5422 – banksn@bhc.edu
Andrew Hoogheem • 309-796-5417 – hoogheema@bhc.edu