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 Saturday, April 19, the 109th day of 2014. There are 256 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.

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