Black Hawk College Digest for July 7

Posted Online: July 06, 2013, 8:30 pm
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BHC to offer OSHA classes
Black Hawk College and Eastern Iowa Community College District have joined to offer several OSHA classes.Upcoming classes include:

- OSHA 10-Hour General Industry Training – July 22-23
- OSHA 10-Hour Construction Industry Training – July 23-24
- DOT Hazardous Materials (eight hours) – July 25
- Forklift Operators Training (Driving) (four hours) – Aug. 1

To view the list of classes, dates, times and locations, visit To register, call 309-796-8223.

Sign up for Language Camp
If you have a student entering grades 3-5 who is interested in foreign languages, Black Hawk College is offering a Language Camp from 8 a.m. to noon the week of July 22 at the college's Outreach Center in East Moline.

Students will take an imaginary trip to France, explore Spanish through music and games, and learn about summer with German vocabulary.

The cost is $89. For camp details, visit To register, call 309-796-8223.

Pre-order textbooks online starting July 22
BHC students can avoid the long lines this fall by pre-ordering their textbooks online, July 22 through Aug. 6.Pre-orders can be purchased with student financial aid or a credit card.

To see what books and supplies are needed for fall classes, go to

Pre-order pick-up is Aug. 8.

The first day of in-store financial aid is Aug. 12. Financial aid ends Aug. 30.


Local events heading

  Today is Wednesday, April 23, the 113th day of 2014. There are 252 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.

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