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 Registration information is available at 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 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 To register, call 309-796-8223.


Local events heading

  Today is Tuesday, Sept, 30, the 273rd day of 2014. There are 92 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: The ARGUS Boys are very anxious to attend the great Democratic mass meeting tomorrow and we shall therefore, print no paper on the day.
1889 — 125 years ago: H.J. Lowery resigned from his position as manager at the Harper House.
1914 — 100 years ago: Curtis & Simonson was the name of a new legal partnership formed by two younger members of the Rock Island County Bar. Hugh Cyrtis and Devore Simonson..
1939 — 75 years ago: Harry Grell, deputy county clerk was named county recorder to fill the vacancy caused by a resignation.
1964 — 50 years ago: A new world wide reader insurance service program offering around the clock accident protection for Argus subscribers and their families is announced today.
1989 — 25 years ago: Tomato plant and other sensitive greenery may have had a hard time surviving overnight as temperatures neared the freezing point.

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