Black Hawk College Digest for February 17


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Posted Online: Feb. 16, 2013, 11:38 pm
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Area students invited to make a difference during spring break

College and high school students are invited to participate in four days of environmental education and stewardship during the Q-C Alternative Spring Break.

Activities will be March 12-15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with lunch provided. Advance registration is required, and space is limited.

Students can participate in some or all of the activities. Cost is $2 per activity or $5 for the week. The activities are:

— Tuesday, March 12: Invasive species pull at Nahant Marsh, Davenport

— Wednesday, March 13: Nature hike at Black Hawk State Historic Site, Rock Island

— Thursday, March 14: Marsh restoration at Green Valley, Moline

— Friday, March 15: Keep Rock Island Beautiful Great American Cleanup

For more information or a registration form, contact Marilynn Bartels at bartelsm@bhc.edu or (309) 796-5235. Registration forms are due Monday, Feb. 25.

BHC closed Monday

All Black Hawk College facilities will be closed Monday in observance of Presidents Day. The college will reopen Tuesday.

Small biz course covers ownership types, taxes, legal pitfalls

Black Hawk College is offering "Business Ownership Structure, Taxes and Types of Business Insurance," a course especially for small businesses, from 9 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23.

The class will be at the Illinois workNet Center in Moline. Cost is $50.

To register, call (309) 796-5714.

Free financial aid assistance Feb. 24 at College Goal Sunday

Need money for college? Black Hawk College can help.

Come to College Goal Sunday from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24 and get free, one-on-one assistance completing the 2013-14 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

The event will be in Building 1 at the college's Quad-Cities Campus in Moline. Park in the one-way visitor parking off 34th Avenue (look for the flag poles) and enter Building 1 through the new addition.

For more information, call (309) 796-5400.

Seniors — Learn how to keep personal accounts with Microsoft Excel

Seniors can learn the beginning steps to set up an account for their personal finances with the spreadsheet program Microsoft Excel in "How to Keep Your Personal Accounts."

The class will be from 8:45-10:45 a.m. Mondays, Feb. 25 to March 4, at the BHC Outreach Center in East Moline. Cost is $28.

To register, call (309) 796-8223.

Train to be a personal trainer

Black Hawk College is offering an accredited Personal Trainer course to prepare students for the National Federation of Professional Trainers certification exam.

Class will be from 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays, Feb. 26 to May 14, with lab from 6-8:30 p.m. Thursdays, April 11 to May 2, at the Quad-Cities Campus in Moline.

Cost is $648. To register, call (309) 796-8223.

Get college questions answered Feb. 26 at FYI Night

If you want to go to college, but don't know where to start, come to FYI Night at Black Hawk College.

Learn about college vocabulary, paying for college, registering for classes and career options.

FYI Night will be from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26 at the Quad-Cities Campus in Moline in Building 4, Hawk's Nest (second floor).

To register, visit bhc.edu/go. For more information, call (309) 796-5341 or email dahlstromk@bhc.edu.

















 



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