Black Hawk College Digest for January 6


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Posted Online: Jan. 05, 2013, 11:47 pm
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BHC invites musicians to join ensembles

Local musicians are invited to join one of the Black Hawk College community music ensembles. Rehearsals begin the week of Jan. 14.

Auditions are not required. The ensembles include high school students, college students, faculty members, retirees and other community members who enjoy performing music from a variety of periods and styles.

Rehearsals will be in the evenings at the Quad-Cities Campus in Moline.

Community Band - Tuesdays, Jan. 15 to May 14
Community Chorale - Thursdays, Jan. 17 to May 16
Community Jazz Band - Wednesdays and Thursdays, Jan. 16 to May 16
Community String Orchestra - Mondays, Jan. 14 to May 13
Youth Orchestra (grades 5-12) - Mondays, Jan. 14 to April 29

Cost is $20 per course, except the Youth Orchestra which is $60.

To register, call (309) 796-8223.

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Take this training before starting a small business

Do you want to start your own business? Be prepared before you make that investment. Register for the award-winning Black Hawk College Small Business Certificate Program.

The Saturday morning program offers practical knowledge based on sound business theories that are immediately applicable in the small-business setting. Participants may attend one or more classes, but must attend all eight to earn the Small Business Certificate.

The next session will begin Saturday, Jan. 19 with the class "Is Owning a Small Business for You? and Overview of a Business Plan."

All classes meet from 9 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at the Illinois workNet Center in Moline. Cost is $50 per class or $300 for the eight-week program.

For more information, call (309) 796-5714.

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Explore BHC's professional, continuing ed programs Jan. 22

Learn more about Black Hawk College's health career programs, Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Program and business/professional development courses at a Jan. 22 information night.

The BHC Professional and Continuing Education (PaCE) Information Night will be from 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22 at the college's Outreach Center, 301 Avenue of the Cities, East Moline.

From language classes to online learning to the seniors program, PaCE has something for everyone.

Questions? Call BHC Professional and Continuing Education at (309) 796-8223.

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BHC offering new Statistical Process Control course

Quality is everyone's responsibility in an organization. A basic understanding of quality and the ability to apply its concepts daily can be the determining factor for success or failure of any organization.

Gain an understanding of how to perform Statistical Process Control with basic quality tools in a new six-week evening class at Black Hawk College.

The class will meet from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 22 to Feb. 26, at the college's Quad-Cities Campus in Moline. Cost is $300.

To register, call (309) 796-8223.

















 




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  Today is Thursday, April 17, the 107th day of 2014. There are 258 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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