Black Hawk College Digest for Sunday, April 22 | Local

BHC students honored for art

Eight Black Hawk College students recently were honored for their artistic talent in the annual Student Art Exhibition.

First place: Saeed Ajideh of Moline: “Level” oil painting;

Other winners are:

Second place: Taylor Neyens of Rock Island: “If Walls Could Talk” photo series;

Honorable mentions

  • Jordyn Carter of Good Hope: “Blue Distance” digital illustration;
  • Cheyenne Cortez of Silvis: “Vibrant Shapes” oil pastel;
  • Jaime Mondragon of Silvis: “Wandering Eye” mixed media mask;
  • Jose Morales of Moline: “Tequila 309” packaging design and photo;
  • Andy Stallings of Rock Island: “Accumulation” watercolor and ink;
  • Amy Van Fossen of Bettendorf: “The Heavens Declare” watercolor.

The exhibit is on display through Friday, May 11, in the ArtSpace Gallery on the first floor of Building 4 at the Quad-Cities Campus, 6600 34th Ave., Moline.

Enjoy free concerts by students

Enjoy a variety of musical performances by Black Hawk College students this spring.

All events are open to the public. Admission is free.

BHC Vocal Recital:

  • Monday at 7:30 p.m. at Deere-Wiman House, 811 11th Ave., Moline

BHC Spring Choral Concert:

  • Friday, May 4, at 7:30 p.m. at First Congregational Church, 2201 7th Ave., Moline

BHC Piano Recital:

  • Monday, May 7, at 7:30 p.m. at Deere-Wiman House, 811 11th Ave., Moline

BHC Community Band Concert:

  • Tuesday, May 8, at 7:30 p.m. at the BHC Quad-Cities Campus, 6600 34th Ave., Moline, Building 4, second floor, Hawk’s Nest

For more information, call 309-796-5478 or email [email protected].

Care for aging adults with

special needs

Senior caregivers — whether professionals, volunteers or family members — can learn strategies for the challenges they face with the Black Hawk College class, Caring for the Aging Adult with Special Needs.

The class will be Wednesday, May 2, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the college’s Quad-Cities Campus in Moline. Cost is $35.

Continuing education credits are available for social workers, nursing home administrators, physical therapists, physical therapy assistants and massage therapists.

To register, call 309-796-8223 or visit

Understand blueprints

with class

Get an introduction to blueprints and what they mean in the Black Hawk College course General Blueprint Reading.

The program includes classroom and hands-on training with blueprints.

Classes will be from 5-9 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, May 7-17. Cost is $269, which includes all handouts.

For more information or to register, call 309-796-5718 or email [email protected].

Explore early RICo asylums, sanitariums

Learn about “Asylums, Sanitariums and Hospitals: Early Health Care Institutions of Rock Island County” on Thursday, May 10 at the Black Hawk College Lifelong Learner Lunch.

The event will be at 11:30 a.m. at the Quad City Botanical Center. The $23 cost includes admission to the center.

Register by Thursday, May 3. Call 309-796-8223 or visit

BHC students win journalism awards

Three Black Hawk students recently received awards from the Illinois Community College Journalism Association for their work on the student newspaper, The Chieftain, from Jan. 1, 2017, to Dec. 31, 2017.

Logan Raschke of Geneseo and Elodie Bouwens of Geneseo placed second in the Editorial Writer of the Year award in the Open division.

Bouwens also received second place awards in the Feature Writing and Staff Editorial categories.

Matthew Hayes of Erie won second place in the News Photo category.

Raschke also received an honorable mention in the Editorial Cartoon category.