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Black Hawk College East Campus

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26230 Black Hawk Road
Galva, IL 61434 United States

August 2019

Welcome Week Orientation (East Campus)

August 16, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Black Hawk College East Campus, 26230 Black Hawk Road
Galva, IL 61434 United States
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New Black Hawk College students are encouraged to register now for Welcome Week Orientation. Orientation helps students learn more about success strategies, services available to them, college terminology and vocabulary, locations and resources on campus. Register at www.bhc.edu/orientation. Also join us for FREE Welcome Week activities Aug. 14-16. Get details and register at www.bhc.edu/orientation. Returning students are also welcome to participate in the festivities!

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Ribbon-cutting and open house for new equine facilities

August 22, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
Black Hawk College East Campus, 26230 Black Hawk Road
Galva, IL 61434 United States
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You're invited to a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house to celebrate the new equine facilities at the East Campus. Immediately following the ceremony there will be refreshments, tours and a faculty demonstration in the arena. Improvements include: 20,000-square-foot addition for equine studies 94 horse stalls, a 36% increase 7,400-square-foot practice arena New and renovated facilities for agriculture and equine programs and community events

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Club Fest (East Campus)

August 23, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Black Hawk College East Campus, 26230 Black Hawk Road
Galva, IL 61434 United States
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All students, faculty and staff are welcome to stop by the Quad outside Building 2 for a sweet treat and to learn more about our awesome campus activities! Students will be able to sign up for clubs, organizations and competitive teams. We hope to see you there!

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Farm to Table Farmer Appreciation Dinner

August 26, 2019 @ 5:30 pm
Black Hawk College East Campus, 26230 Black Hawk Road
Galva, IL 61434 United States
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You're invited to a Farm to Table Farmer Appreciation Dinner presented by the Agribusiness Club and Collegiate Farm Bureau in the Ag Arena. Dinner from 5:30-6:30 p.m. -- FREE but first come, first served. Bags tournament for students! Guest speaker at 6:30 p.m. -- Michelle Miller aka The Farm Babe   About Michelle Miller Michelle was once a big city girl who moved to a farm in rural Iowa for love. Once there, she realized everything she thought she knew…

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October 2019

Robin Moreland Memorial Fall Speed Show

October 5, 2019
Black Hawk College East Campus, 26230 Black Hawk Road
Galva, IL 61434 United States
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The Black Hawk College IHSA Western Equestrian Team will host its annual Robin Moreland Memorial Fall Speed Shows on Oct. 5, Nov. 2 and Nov. 16 in the Ag Arena at the East Campus. The event is sponsored by the BHC IHSA Western Equestrian Team with proceeds going to support the Robin Moreland Endowed Equine Scholarship. There will be open arena from 8-9 a.m. with warm-up sessions from 9-10:30 a.m. and exhibition barrels from 10:30-11:45 a.m. Timed races will begin…

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Star Night at Black Hawk College

October 7, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Black Hawk College East Campus, 26230 Black Hawk Road
Galva, IL 61434 United States
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Join the Black Hawk College Science Club for a night of star viewing Monday, Oct. 7 at the East Campus. Try your hand at using several small telescopes or just look into the eyepiece of the college’s 12-inch reflector trained on different objects throughout the night. You also are invited to bring your own telescope. Setup will be from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Viewing will be from 7:30-11 p.m. in the field below the East Campus Ag Arena. All community members are…

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Transfer Fair (East Campus)

October 18, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Black Hawk College East Campus, 26230 Black Hawk Road
Galva, IL 61434 United States
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High school students and BHC students are invited to a Transfer Fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18 in Building A in the Game Room. Visit with a variety of schools to learn more about their programs and plan for the future. Prospective BHC students will be able to apply to Black Hawk College for FREE at this event. Transfer institutions that will be attending include: Eastern Illinois University Illinois College Illinois State University Department of Agriculture…

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FAFSA Completion Night (East Campus)

October 22, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Black Hawk College East Campus, 26230 Black Hawk Road
Galva, IL 61434 United States
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Do you plan to enroll for Fall 2020, Spring 2021 or Summer 2021? You can apply for financial aid starting in October! Let our financial aid professionals assist you in completing your 2020-21 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). FAFSA Completion Night Tuesday, Oct. 22 4-7 p.m. East Campus Testing Center (Building A, Room 239) Students AND parents should bring their: Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID - obtain at least two to three days in advance at fsaid.ed.gov. Social…

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Board of Trustees meeting

October 24, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
Black Hawk College East Campus, 26230 Black Hawk Road
Galva, IL 61434 United States
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IHSA Western Horse Show

October 26, 2019 - October 27, 2019
Black Hawk College East Campus, 26230 Black Hawk Road
Galva, IL 61434 United States
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Come out and support the Black Hawk College IHSA Western Equestrian Team as they defend their regional championship title, a title that has belonged to Black Hawk College for 16 consecutive years. We compete in eight regular season shows against Augustana College, Illinois State University, Iowa State University, Northern Illinois University, Truman State University and Western Illinois University. The Fall 2019 shows will be: Saturday, Oct. 26 from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday,…

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Annual Stampede Auction of Champion Pumpkins

October 30, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Black Hawk College East Campus, 26230 Black Hawk Road
Galva, IL 61434 United States
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You are invited to a unique and entertaining event - the annual Stampede Auction of Champion Pumpkins - at noon Wednesday, Oct. 30 in the cafeteria at the East Campus. Members of the BHC Sophomore Livestock Judging Team will demonstrate their proficiency in pumpkin pedigrees by "talking" each pumpkin prior to the gorgeous gourds being auctioned off by long-time event auctioneer and BHC alum Bill LeSage. Other students will assist as bid spotters. The public is invited to attend and…

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Trick-or-Treat Trail

October 30, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Black Hawk College East Campus, 26230 Black Hawk Road
Galva, IL 61434 United States
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From 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, the East Campus will be transformed into a haunted, trick-or-treat extravaganza for more than 1,500 local ghouls and goblins at the annual Trick-or-Treat Trail. Employees and students will dress in costumes, decorate the college hallways, hand out treats and host a “haunted” horse barn. This FREE event is open to the community. For more information, contact Vashti Berry at 309-854-1711.

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November 2019

Robin Moreland Memorial Fall Speed Show

November 2, 2019
Black Hawk College East Campus, 26230 Black Hawk Road
Galva, IL 61434 United States
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The Black Hawk College IHSA Western Equestrian Team will host its annual Robin Moreland Memorial Fall Speed Shows on Oct. 5, Nov. 2 and Nov. 16 in the Ag Arena at the East Campus. The event is sponsored by the BHC IHSA Western Equestrian Team with proceeds going to support the Robin Moreland Endowed Equine Scholarship. There will be open arena from 8-9 a.m. with warm-up sessions from 9-10:30 a.m. and exhibition barrels from 10:30-11:45 a.m. Timed races will begin…

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Fall Ag Visit Day (East Campus)

November 8, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
Black Hawk College East Campus, 26230 Black Hawk Road
Galva, IL 61434 United States
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Do you want to study agriculture? Auto or ag mechanics? Horse science? Veterinary technology? Welding? You and your family are invited to learn more about Black Hawk College's agriculture programs at Fall Ag Visit Day on Friday, Nov. 8 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the East Campus. Learn about steps to enroll, scholarships and financial aid. Meet our outstanding faculty members and students. Tour our campus, Agriculture Center, Mechanics Lab, Veterinary Sciences Center, Welding and Skilled Trades Center,…

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IHSA Hunt Seat Horse Show

November 9, 2019 - November 10, 2019
Black Hawk College East Campus, 26230 Black Hawk Road
Galva, IL 61434 United States
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Come out and support the Black Hawk College IHSA Hunt Seat Equestrian Team as it hosts a regular season show Saturday-Sunday, Nov. 9-10 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. We compete in eight regular season shows against 10 other schools in our region, including Kansas State University, Missouri State University, Northern Illinois University, Truman State University and others. Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA) levels the playing field into eight divisions ranging from beginners to nationally recognized competitors, where all levels…

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Robin Moreland Memorial Fall Speed Show

November 16, 2019
Black Hawk College East Campus, 26230 Black Hawk Road
Galva, IL 61434 United States
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East Campus equine program banner

The Black Hawk College IHSA Western Equestrian Team will host its annual Robin Moreland Memorial Fall Speed Shows on Oct. 5, Nov. 2 and Nov. 16 in the Ag Arena at the East Campus. The event is sponsored by the BHC IHSA Western Equestrian Team with proceeds going to support the Robin Moreland Endowed Equine Scholarship. There will be open arena from 8-9 a.m. with warm-up sessions from 9-10:30 a.m. and exhibition barrels from 10:30-11:45 a.m. Timed races will begin…

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Student Services Fair (East Campus)

November 20, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Black Hawk College East Campus, 26230 Black Hawk Road
Galva, IL 61434 United States
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Students and prospective students are invited to the Student Services Fair on Wednesday, Nov. 20 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Get information about: Student life - Learn about clubs & organizations. Social services - Meet area agencies. Student services - Get to know staff and faculty. Community programs - Get community education program information. Campus tours - Get introduced to campus with a student-led tour. The fair will be in Building A in the Game Room and cafeteria. For…

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IHSA Western Horse Show

November 23, 2019 - November 24, 2019
Black Hawk College East Campus, 26230 Black Hawk Road
Galva, IL 61434 United States
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East Campus equine program banner

Come out and support the Black Hawk College IHSA Western Equestrian Team as they defend their regional championship title, a title that has belonged to Black Hawk College for 16 consecutive years. We compete in eight regular season shows against Augustana College, Illinois State University, Iowa State University, Northern Illinois University, Truman State University and Western Illinois University. The Fall 2019 shows will be: Saturday, Oct. 26 from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday,…

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January 2020

Scholastic Bowl

January 25 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Black Hawk College East Campus, 26230 Black Hawk Road
Galva, IL 61434 United States
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Black Hawk College East Campus is proud to host the 2020 Lincoln Trail Conference Scholastic Bowl Meet from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25. This will be the 10th year Black Hawk College has hosted the event, which pits students from different high schools against each other to answer questions from a variety of categories, such as history, literature, mathematics, music and science. More than 100 high school students from 11 schools in the Lincoln Trail Conference will…

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