BHC-East to Serve Chocolate-covered Insects at Open House

October  07, 2013

Black Hawk College's East Campus will celebrate its new science building by cutting a special ribbon of "DNA." This afternoon, students and professors will also give tours of the $3 million addition to building B. The campus is located about five miles south of Kewanee.

Vice President of Black Hawk East, Chanda Dowell, says it features three labs -- two for biology and micro-biology, and one for physics and chemistry combined. They replace the college's old labs which were retrofitted. The students could not appropriately view the front of the classroom or take notes. They had to turn their heads or turn around. Now they can comfortable take notes and see presentations such as displays from a microscope or animation of a scientific process."

The instructors worked with the design team to customize each lab. Dowell says, "The vacated space will be used for general classrooms. We've had steady enrollment growth, and classroom space is at a premium."

Current enrollment at Black Hawk College's East Campus is 1,018. The ribbon-cutting for the new science addition will be held at 4 p.m., and tours will be given after that. The open house will also feature chocolate-covered crickets, and the punch will be kept cold with dry ice.