Black Hawk College Digest for July 20

Posted Online: July 19, 2014, 7:36 pm
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Increased traffic near BHC for College for Kids

The 34th College for Kids program will be Monday through Friday at the Black Hawk College Quad-Cities Campus.

There are more than 850 students enrolled in the program. With this many students, the college expects increased traffic on 70th Street and 34th Avenue by the campus.

This year, College for Kids is in the afternoon instead of the morning.

If you are not a College for Kids parent or guardian dropping off or picking up your child, college officials suggest that you avoid Lot 1 off 70th Street from 12:30-1 p.m. and 4:15-4:45 p.m.

Discover what BHC has to offer Thursday at Discovery Day

Come discover all that Black Hawk College has to offer at Discovery Day.

Stop by the Quad-Cities Campus in Moline anytime between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Thursday to enjoy free food, door prizes and kids' activities and get registered for fall classes!

Reservations are requested for:
— COMPASS placement test at 8:30 a.m. or 11:30 a.m.
— New Student Advising and Registration Session (NewSTARS) at 10 a.m., 12:30 p.m. or 3 p.m.

Discovery Day activities will be in Building 1 at the Quad-Cities Campus, 6600 34th Ave., Moline. Guests should park in Lot 1 off 70th Street.

To register or for more information, visit bhc.edu/go.

Employers — post job openings for free on BHC website

Are you an employer looking for qualified candidates? Tired of paying big bucks to post your jobs?

Black Hawk College offers a free website — College Central — that is open to all employers and community members. There is never a charge to post a job on the site.

More than 4,000 job candidates currently are registered on College Central.

Take advantage of unlimited job postings, the ability to review candidate resumes and receive resumes electronically. Stay up-to-date with the latest Job Fair information and even set up interviews with candidates through the site.

Go to collegecentral.com/bhc and register today.


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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