New Contract at BHC

Apr 3, 2018

After one year of negotiations, and a threatened strike, faculty, technical, and professional employees of Black Hawk College have a new contract. The four year agreement was ratified Monday by employees, and then approved unanimously Monday night by the board of trustees.

BHC Tentative Agreement

Mar 29, 2018

With the deadline just three days away, a strike has probably been averted at Black Hawk College. Members of the faculty and professional employees union had announced they would walk out on Monday, but three days of talks this week resulted in a tentative agreement. 

Augustana College Remodeling Carver Center

Mar 29, 2018
Augustana College / Augustana College

Augustana College will remodel part of a building most of its athletes use. 

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High school students from northwestern Illinois and eastern Iowa can now earn college credit in agriculture for free. Today, Western Illinois University announced the Moline Foundation has donated money for the School of Agriculture to offer dual enrollment to juniors and seniors in high school.

Property taxes may go down next year for residents of the Davenport School District. The proposed budget includes a cut in the property tax rate of about 2 1/2 per cent.

Augustana College

A newly created administrative position at Augustana College has just been filled. Doctor Monica Smith is the college's first Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and she started work just last week.

Strike Possible at BHC ?

Mar 26, 2018

A strike at Black Hawk College could start as soon as next week. Monday leaders of the union representing faculty and professional staff gave formal notice to the college that they intend to set up picket lines next Monday (4/2).

President Steve Bahls Contract Renewal

Mar 22, 2018
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A local college president will keep his job for another 3 years. The Augustana College Board of Trustees has renewed President Steve Bahls' contract. He has been with the college since 2003.

BHC Board Special Meeting

Mar 13, 2018
Black Hawk College

Facing a possible strike by employees, trustees of Black Hawk College will hold a special meeting Tuesday night. Following time for public comment, the board is scheduled to hold a closed session.

After about a year of negotiations, a strike is possible at Black Hawk College. This week, members of the faculty, and professional and technical staff authorized their bargaining team to issue an intent to strike notice.