Black Hawk College Digest for August 10

Posted Online: Aug. 09, 2014, 6:29 pm
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Last-minute registration Aug. 9-22 for fall classes at BHC

Last-minute registration for fall college-credit courses at Black Hawk College continues through Aug. 22. Classes begin Aug. 25.

Students can look online to see what classes still have openings by visiting bhc.edu/schedules. Registration information is available at bhc.edu/register. New students are encouraged to work in person with a Black Hawk College adviser.

During last-minute registration, payment is due at registration.

For more information, call 309-796-5300.

New BHC students: Sign up for orientation

New Black Hawk College students are encouraged to register now for Welcome Week Orientation.

The orientation process helps students learn more about success strategies, services available to students, college terminology and vocabulary, locations and resources on campus.

The Quad-Cities Campus orientation sessions will be:
Aug. 21, 2-5 p.m. -- Full College Experience for traditional-age students (ages 18-24)
Aug. 21, 6-8 p.m. -- Just the Facts for nontraditional students (ages 25 and older)
Aug. 22, 2-5 p.m. --Full College Experience for traditional-age students (ages 18-24)
Aug. 23, 9 a.m.-noon -- Full College Experience for traditional-age students (ages 18-24)

To register, go to bhc.edu/orientation.

BHC invites musicians, singers to join ensembles

Local musicians and singers are invited to join the Black Hawk College community music ensembles this fall.

Auditions are not required. Classes begin the week of Aug. 25. Rehearsals will be at the Quad-Cities Campus in Moline. Cost is $20 for the semester.

Choose from:
Community String Orchestra – 6:30-8:20 p.m. Mondays
Community Band – 6:30-8:20 p.m. Tuesdays
Community Chorale – 6:30-8:20 p.m. Thursdays
Community Jazz Band – 11 a.m. to 12:14 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays and 6-8:20 p.m. Thursdays

To register, call BHC Professional and Continuing Education at 309-796-8223.

Variety of OSHA classes available through BHC

Black Hawk College and Eastern Iowa Community College District have joined to provide a wide range of OSHA classes in the Quad-Cities.

Class locations and times vary. Upcoming classes include:

Forklift Operators Training (driving) (four hours) – Aug. 25
Machine Guarding Safety (two hours) – Aug. 25
OSHA Control of Hazardous Energy (two hours) – Aug. 25
OSHA Hazard Communication Standard (three hours) – Aug. 26
Electrical Safety (four hours) – Aug. 27
Confined Space E & R (four hours) – Aug. 27
Drug and Alcohol Awareness (two hours) – Aug. 29
Drug and Alcohol Refresher (one hour) – Aug. 29

For class details, visit bhc.edu/osha. To register, call 309-796-8223.


Local events heading

  Today is Monday, Sept. 22, the 265th day of 2014. There are 100 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The board of education has granted Thursday as a holiday for the children, with the expectation that parents who desire to have their children attend the Scott County Fair will do so on that day and save irregularity the rest of the week.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The guard fence around the new cement walk at the Harper House has been removed. The blocks are diamond shape, alternating in black and white.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Rev. R.B. Williams, former pastor of the First Methodist Church, Rock Island, was named superintendent of the Rock Island District.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Abnormally high temperatures and lack of rainfall in Illinois during the past week have speeded maturing of corn and soybean crops.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Installation of a new television system in St. Anthony's Hospital, which includes a closed circuit channel as well as the three regular Quad-Cities channels, has been completed and now is in operation.
1989 -- 25 years ago: When the new Moline High School was built in 1958, along with it were plans to construct a football field in the bowl near 34th Street on the campus. Wednesday afternoon, more than 30 years later, the Moline Board of Education Athletic Board sent the ball rolling toward the possible construction of that field by asking superintendent Richard Hennigan to take to the board of education a proposal to hire a consultant.

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