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  • Harper guitar students to perform in Palatine Jul 22, 2014 3:27 PM
    A free concert featuring classical guitar performances to be offered July 24.

  • Kids in Harper class cook for homeless families Jul 17, 2014 5:54 AM
    Harper College teacher Pieranna Fanella handed her students a special assignment: prepare fresh dishes for homeless families at Journeys-The Road Home in Palatine. By Wednesday afternoon, kids in the summer course filled four shelves in a walk-in refrigerator. "I'm really proud of them," their beaming teacher said.

  • Harper debuting programs at Prospect Heights branch Jul 8, 2014 12:49 PM
    Harper College will host a pair of informational sessions this month at its newly renovated Prospect Heights facility. The Learning and Career Center will debut new programs addressing unemployment in the Prospect Heights-Wheeling area.

  • Harper College budget adjusts spending with enrollment dip Jul 8, 2014 7:03 PM
    Harper College has prepared a 2015 balanced budget that calls for a slight decrease in educational spending after declining enrollment last year. The number of students taking credit courses fell 3.2 percent, following a statewide trend, officials say.

  • Harper College to debut its first indoor parking garage Jul 7, 2014 5:14 AM
    With free parking spots close to classrooms at a premium, Harper College hopes students will shell out as much as $135 to reserve spaces in a new indoor garage linked to a pair of academic buildings. The $14 million structure — a first on the Palatine campus — will partially open at the start of the fall semester. “There are plenty of parking spots available at Harper,” said Amirah Nasir, the outgoing student government president. “They're just far away.”

  • Religion fuels Libertyville financial expert to help, advise Jul 7, 2014 5:04 AM
    Kukec's People features Roch Tranel, founder and president of The Tranel Financial Group in Libertyville, who follows his christian values in business as well as in the community, where he enjoys cultivating leaders.

  • Award-winning playwright meets with Harper College theater students Jul 7, 2014 9:41 AM
    "Driving Miss Daisy" playwright Alfred Uhry shared his inspirations and offered some feedback to Harper College theater students. The Academy Award winner's recent visit comes as Harper's troupe prepares to stage his Broadway play, "The Last Night of Ballyhoo."

  • Harper GED graduates celebrate their success Jul 3, 2014 2:45 PM
    If you asked Patricio Puga one year ago if he expected to be back in school, completing his GED and working on a degree right now, he would have told you it wasn’t on his to-do list. “The possibility of returning to school existed, but I just wanted to make sure I was making enough of a living,” Puga said. “I never entered into it thinking I would continue on to take college classes.”

  • Find what it takes to start a business Jun 30, 2014 4:02 PM
    Understanding business fundamentals is key to the success of a business. With that in mind, Harper College’s Small Business Development Center is holding a series of free workshops this summer aimed at assisting both prospective and current business owners in their ventures.

  • Memorial for famed sci-fi author Frederik Pohl Aug. 2 in Palatine Jun 26, 2014 4:27 PM
    The long life and copious work of science fiction author Frederik Pohl will be honored at a memorial celebration later this summer in Palatine, his hometown of nearly 30 years. Pohl, who died last year at the age of 93, was considered by many to be a member of the golden age of science fiction authors who helped make the genre.

  • Golf Open raises money for scholarships Jun 25, 2014 7:22 AM
    More than 115 area golfers gathered earlier this month for some friendly competition – and to make a meaningful difference in the lives of countless students.

  • Women’s Soccer Tryouts Set for August 4 Jun 24, 2014 7:13 AM
    The Harper College women's soccer team will be holding open tryouts beginning Monday, August 4 at 2 PM for those interested in playing for the fall 2014 team.

  • Men’s Basketball to Host Summer Camp Jun 24, 2014 7:09 AM
    The Harper College men's basketball team and head coach Justin Welke will host a Harper College Basketball Summer Camp for kids who are in 2nd-8th grade from Aug. 4-7 in the Harper College gymnasium in Building M.

  • Harper College signs five-year contract extension with Ender Jun 20, 2014 5:59 PM
    Harper College President Ken Ender gets another five years to steer the Palatine-based school under the terms of a new contract extension. The pact also calls for annual salary increases tied to inflation. "This continuity of leadership is really important to Harper's success, and it's very important to the board," Chairwoman Diane Hill said.

  • Attend info session for prospective adult students Jun 20, 2014 1:26 PM
    Rodney Howell knew it was time to walk the walk if he was going to pursue his goal of one day mentoring disadvantaged youth. Although he’d bring plenty of life experiences to the table — he grew up in the former Cabrini Green public housing project — there wouldn’t be much substance behind a plea to stay in school.

  • Inspirational stories abound at GED graduation Jun 19, 2014 1:12 PM
    David Rivera was a junior in high school when he dropped out of school. His wife, Iris, was just a freshman. More than 30 years later, the Hoffman Estates couple will finally don their long-awaited cap and gown at Harper College’s GED graduation ceremony.

  • Harper to host sales leader breakfast Jun 16, 2014 1:04 PM
    Harper College this month will offer an exclusive sales leader breakfast aimed at helping participants capture business, build sales teams and secure new buyers.

  • Harper’s Becker will play at Lewis Jun 16, 2014 10:52 PM
    Harper College’s Kurt Becker, who was named a NJCAA Division III baseball second-team all-American, will continue his baseball career at Lewis University in Romeoville. The Hawks sophomore third baseman, who was a onetime standout at Palatine High School, batted .494 with 3 home runs and 30 RBI this spring.

  • ‘Driving Miss Daisy’ playwright to speak at Harper Jun 13, 2014 1:41 PM
    Alfred Uhry, the only American playwright to have won an Oscar, a Tony (two of them) and a Pulitzer Prize, will share stories with Harper College students and the public on Thursday evening, June 26, at the Performing Arts Center on the college’s main campus, 1200 W. Algonquin Road in Palatine. He wrote "Driving Miss Daisy."

  • Harper nursing teacher was 'the one the students remember' Jun 12, 2014 4:19 PM
    Nearly every student who goes through Harper College’s nursing program remembers the Mrs. Hastings videos featuring a cranky, difficult patient who breaks nearly every rule in the book. Jean Hastings Genster, one of the college’s original nursing instructors, created the memorable role, and she played against type. Her legions of former students remember her as one of their favorite teachers, whose sense of humor made classes fun.

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