AVON Calling… and the causes they support

When you hear that someone is selling AVON, I’m sure your mind goes to make-up or perfume. However, it might surprise you that AVON is Vitale_Microsite_Difference_Elevate_Bannermore than skin deep. It’s more than selling products to make you more beautiful. There’s actually a cause behind what they do.

Since 1955, the AVON Foundation for Women has helped improve the lives of women and their families through their Speak-Out Against Domestic Violence Program and the AVON Breast Cancer Crusade. The foundation also supports disaster relief when national and international emergencies occur. Continue reading “AVON Calling… and the causes they support”

Central Hockey League Shrinks During Summer

The Central Hockey League (CHL) experienced turbulent times as it contracted from the recently expanded 10 teams to seven teams this off-season. On May 2, it was announced by the CHL that the St Charles Chill, who played in St Charles, MO for one season, had ceased operations effective immediately. This was not an unexpected development, as the Chill had done poorly in their debut season with a record of 11-49-6 and a total of 28 points for the season. May 2 was also the day of Game One of the Ray Miron Cup Finals, where the Allen Americans beat the Denver Cutthroats in five games. Continue reading “Central Hockey League Shrinks During Summer”

ArtSpace Exhibit: The Work of David Murray

Students and faculty alike gathered outside the ArtSpace in Building 4 to attend an artist’s reception for BHC Professor David Murray on Thursday, Aug. 28. The reception played host to a crowd of over 25 students, professors, and faculty members who showed up to view the different paintings by Professor Murray. The crowd enjoyed small refreshments while listening to a short explanation of his work by the artist, followed by an enthusiastic Q-and-A. Continue reading “ArtSpace Exhibit: The Work of David Murray”

Search for New College President Continues

Two years ago on Sept. 29, 2012, Dr. Thomas Baynum officially became the 14th President of Black Hawk College. He replaced the former president, Dr. Richard Underbakke, who held the position for just ten months before resigning. After two years of employment at Black Hawk College, Dr. Baynum stepped down from the position in July, opting not to renew his contract that would not have expired until December. Continue reading “Search for New College President Continues”

Good Eats! Two-Ingredient Pancakes

2-ingredient-Banana-PancakesWhether it’s good for breakfast or good for a snack, these “good for you” two-ingredient pancakes are friendly on time and friendly on your budget.

This recipe was originally found on a Pinterest board dedicated to easy recipes for college students. Their tag-line is “Easy recipes for college students on a budget, on a diet, new to cooking, or all of the above.” The link on this board led to the Recipe Girl website for these unique two-ingredient pancakes. Continue reading “Good Eats! Two-Ingredient Pancakes”

Ice Bucket Challenge Makes a Splash

On July 29, former Boston College baseball captain Pete Frates challenged a couple of friends to pour ice water on themselves to let them get a glimpse for moment what it is like to have Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) or Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Mr. Frates was diagnosed with ALS in 2012. ALS is a neurodegenerative disorder characterized by muscle weakness and muscle spasms. There is currently no cure, but the ALS Association (ALSA) is seeking one. Continue reading “Ice Bucket Challenge Makes a Splash”

ISIS – What you need to know

ISIS…or is it ISIL? Perhaps you recognize the names from passing news stories. Maybe you’ve heard and are familiar with some of the horrible things they are responsible for. Or, perhaps it’s one of those things that you’ve simply chosen not to know about. The old phrase, “What I don’t know can’t hurt me,” is a philosophy you hold to. But in this case, it’s very important to be informed. Continue reading “ISIS – What you need to know”