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 Tuesday, July 22, the 203rd day of 2014. There are 162 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Everybody is invited to go on a moonlight excursion next Monday evening on the steamer New Boston. The trip will be from Davenport to Muscatine and back.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The mayor and bridge committee let a contract to the Clinton Bridge company for a $1,125 iron bridge across Sears canal near Milan.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Injunction proceedings to compel the Central Association to keep a baseball team in Rock Island for the remainder of the season were contemplated by some of the Rock Island fans, but they decided to defer action.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The first of the new and more powerful diesel engines built for the Rock Island Lines for the proposed Chicago-Denver run, passed thru the Tri-Cities this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island Rescue Mission is negotiating for the purchase of the Prince Hall Masonic Home located at 37th Avenue and 5th Street, Rock Island.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad Cities Container Terminal is being lauded as a giant business boon that will save several days and hundreds of dollars on each goods shipment to the coasts. The Quad Cities Container Terminal is the final piece of the puzzle that opens up increase access to world markets, Robert Goldstein said.

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