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New Degree Program at BHC

Apr 30, 2015
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Construction could start soon on a new building for a new degree program at Black Hawk College. If the board of trustees awards a contract tonight, then next year the east campus in Kewanee will begin offering an associates degree in Veterinary Technology.

As the end of the current fiscal year approaches, Black Hawk College is taking the final steps to prepare a budget for next year. Monday night, trustees discussed a draft budget recommended by chief financial officer Steve Frommelt.

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One of the former tenants of Watchtower Plaza is growing. Rock Island paid for a new building for the Black Hawk College Adult Learning Center, near the intersection of BlackHawk Road and 11th Street. The city helped businesses move to make way for a proposed Walmart. Coordinator Mary Crider, says about a year ago the Adult Learning Center moved into the 14,000 square-foot building. Black Hawk also bought new equipment and added classrooms using money from the city.  

Comptroller Visits QC

Feb 23, 2015
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After just a few weeks on the job, the new Illinois comptroller is taking time out from working in Springfield to meet with local leaders and talk about the state's financial problems. This afternoon Leslie Munger met with about 30 elected officials, city staff, and college trustees in East Moline, as part of a two-day tour in northern Illinois.

BHC Raises Tuition

Feb 17, 2015

The cost to attend Black Hawk College is going up. The board of trustees has approved a tuition increase of 15 dollars per credit hour, to 135 dollars for in-district students, starting in June.

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Instead of a ribbon, Black Hawk College will cut some steel. Thursday, the college will celebrate the opening of its new Welding and Skilled Trades Center in Kewanee. Chanda Dowell, East Campus Vice President, says college officials will use a torch to cut through a six-foot steel bow, signifying the opening of the new center. The four-million-dollar building has new classrooms and labs, including a "virtual lab" for beginners and a "flex lab" for students to work on real-life projects. 

Unless there are some last minute changes, voters in the Black Hawk College district will not have to make any difficult decisions in the spring election. Monday was the filing deadline for the board of trustees, and three people filed to run for 3 openings on the board.

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On January first, Bettie Truitt will have the same job but a different title. Trustees of Black Hawk College have selected her to be the next president of the college - currently she's been serving as interim president.

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East Moline is east of Moline. That, we know. But how exactly did East Moline get its name?

After several months of talks, Black Hawk College may be close to signing a new contract with one of its unions. The college and faculty reached a tentative agreement Tuesday with help from a federal mediator.