Football Focus 2014

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  • More recognition for Wheaton Oct 29, 2014 10:28 PM
    Coming off of their team’s biggest win in at least two years, a pair of Wheaton College football players were named CCIW Player of the Week. Sophomore Johnny Peltz and senior Sam Cote won the offensive and special teams awards, respectively.

     
  • Editorial: Recognizing excellence in a time of transition Oct 29, 2014 10:12 AM
    A Daily Herald editorial says events this week involving honors at Fremd High School and Harper College show the increasing role of applied technologies in the economy of the future.

     
  • North Central, Elmhurst receive state grants for projects Oct 29, 2014 12:36 PM
    A future park along the Naperville Riverwalk at North Central College and a science center that needs renovations at Elmhurst College both received a boost of state support this week. Gov. Pat Quinn announced a total of $4.3 million in state grants for the two projects as well as other capital improvements already completed at North Central College. “Investing in human minds is just as important as investing in roads and bridges,” Quinn said.

     
  • Delve into dark music with EYSO’s ‘Things That Go Bump’ Oct 28, 2014 2:32 PM
    Explore the darker side of music with upcoming performances by the Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra. On Sunday, Nov. 2, the orchestra will perform the first concerts of its 39th season, “Things That Go Bump.” Performances are at 2, 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. at Elgin Community College’s Blizzard Theatre, 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin.

     
  • Harper president meets Obama over plans for high-tech training Oct 27, 2014 8:05 PM
    Harper College President Kenneth Ender and members of a federal steering committee met with President Barack Obama in the Roosevelt Room Monday, to discuss efforts to train more workers for jobs in high-tech manufacturing fields.

     
  • Wheaton defeats North Central on final play Oct 25, 2014 11:29 PM
    A local rivalry, with both college football teams ranked nationally, first place in the CCIW on the line, battling for a playoff berth — sounds like a recipe for a game that is won on the final play.

     
  • North Central exhibit shows photography in ‘Another Light’ Oct 24, 2014 8:03 AM
    The images in the “Another Light” photography exhibit opening soon at North Central College have an ethereal feel that makes them look almost as if the images were taken in another world.

     
  • Poets to ready from ‘The Walmart Republic’ Oakton Oct 24, 2014 9:38 AM
    A black poet from Oklahoma and a white poet from Texas share the narratives of their separate journeys from the Bible Belt to Chicago during a unique evening of storytelling at Oakton’s Footlik Theater on Wednesday, Nov. 5. This free event is part of the college’s Chicago Writers Series.

     
  • Horror films examined at Harper program Oct 24, 2014 9:44 AM
    Horror films for decades have been pushing physical and mental boundaries for thrill-seekers and scaredy-cats alike. Just in time for the Halloween, Harper College’s Continuing Education department will put on the seasonal class, “Hysterics: Horror and Hysteria in Film.”

     
  • Violence, bullying topics for symposium at MCC Oct 23, 2014 12:45 PM
    The 22nd Judicial Circuit Family Violence Coordinating Council in cooperation with McHenry County College will host “All in the Family: Violence and Bullying in the Home, School and Community,” on Wednesday, Oct. 29. The program aims to bring a multidisciplinary approach to educating participants about violence and bullying.

     
  • Harper looks forward to regional final test Oct 23, 2014 8:01 PM
    Heading into NJCAA Region IV tournament semifinal play at Harper College, the Hawks men’s soccer team has collected points in 8 of its last 10 games, including two postseason wins, dating back to Sept. 19. “We are one of those teams who just gets it done,” first-year coach Dan Klaus said of the streak. “We have consistently dealt with what the opponent has dealt.” The team Harper started the nice streak against just happens to be the same one now standing in the Hawks way. Rock Valley College visits Palatine at 2 p.m. Saturday as both teams aim to extend their seasons.

     
  • Harper exhibit demonstrates art therapy’s healing Oct 23, 2014 1:12 PM
    Catherine Clarke started her path toward independence at the Rita and John Canning Women’s Program at Harper College. To begin healing, she turned to art. Now, she is sharing her experience through an exhibit of her works at Harper.

     
  • Harper advances to regional final Oct 22, 2014 10:55 PM
    A 30th-minute penalty kick from Alex Freeman provided all the scoring needed for the Harper College men’s soccer team to advance in the postseason as the visiting Hawks (8-5-2) eliminated No. 2 seed Triton College 1-0 on Wednesday.

     
  • Naperville’s North Central College getting new dorm Oct 22, 2014 7:00 PM
    A new dorm soon will join the landscape at North Central College in downtown Naperville. The five-story dorm with a walkout basement will be the first new residence hall built on the private college’s campus since 2009, and it’s scheduled to open by August 2015. "It's exciting to keep more of our student population on campus, said Mike Hudson, assistant vice president for business operations.

     
  • Harper launches Financial Boot Camp for businesses Oct 21, 2014 7:41 AM
    Harper College Small Business Adviser Anthony Baldassano had a feeling there might be a host of northwest suburban entrepreneurs coming up healthy in the idea department – but a little out-of-shape in the area of financial management. His solution: Launch a Financial Boot Camp geared specifically toward local small businesses. The unique program, offered by Harper’s Small Business Development Center, offers a series of two-hour workshops focused on all aspects of small business financial management, from keeping financial records and smartly managing cash flow to determining realistic budgets and understanding small business tax issues. “There are so many people who have great ideas for great businesses, but maybe need a little additional guidance in the financial arena,” says Baldassano, a CPA and small business owner who’s overseeing the program and leading the sessions. “We want to help local entrepreneurs connect the dots and actually experience financial success.” Baldassano has worked as a financial analyst for a Fortune 500 company, managed a tax department for a privately held company and served as operations manager for a business startup. The workshops run from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Harper Professional Center, 650 E. Higgins Road, Suite 18N in Schaumburg. The cost is $50 per workshop, or $175 for all four. To register or for more information, call the SBDC at 847.925.6520 or visit harpercollege.edu and search SBDC. Workshops are: Thursday, October 23: Understanding “The Books.” Participants will learn to keep the necessary records, set up functional recordkeeping systems and review financial statements. Thursday, October 30: Using QuickBooks to Successfully Manage Your Business. Attendees will learn to take QuickBooks beyond basic bookkeeping, create effective reports to manage day-to-day operations, and get tips for digging into their business’ numbers to analyze operating results and their impact on the bottom line. Thursday, November 6: Managing Cash Flow: Your Business’ Survival Depends On It. Participants will learn to calculate and accurately project their business’ cash flow. Thursday, November 13: Budgeting and Forecasting for Small Business. Attendees will get the scoop on preparing a budget, and will learn to make reasonable, useful financial forecasts.

     
  • CLC open house: Oct 21, 2014 6:17 PM
    High school students and adults can learn about attending the College of Lake County at an open house, Wednesday, Nov. 19, 6 to 8 p.m. at the Grayslake campus at 19351 W. Washington St.

     
  • Tips for older pros in today’s job market Oct 21, 2014 10:21 AM
    “Transitioning in Today’s Job Market,” a workshop to help professionals 40 and older, will be presented Nov. 1 by the Elmhurst College School for Professional Studies and the Career Transitions Center of Chicago.

     
  • Nurses, University of Illinois Hospital reach pact Oct 21, 2014 7:47 AM
    Nurses and administrators of the University of Illinois Hospital in Chicago have reached a tentative agreement that ends the threat of a walkout. Members of the Illinois Nurses Association were scheduled to walk off the job Tuesday after an impasse over a new contract.

     
  • Constable: Teens eclipse expectations for observatory Oct 21, 2014 5:44 AM
    The Henize Observatory at Harper College will offer unique views of Thursday afternoon's partial solar eclipse. But it also features plenty of Saturday night opportunities for star-gazing thanks to a team of teenagers.

     
  • CCIW lead on the line Oct 21, 2014 11:29 PM
    Familiarity may breed rivalry, but for Wheaton College and North Central College it has also bred respect. Over roughly a half century the two schools have been playing for The Little Brass Bell trophy, and this year it once again has playoff implications.

     
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