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  • Harper trustees to vote on tuition proposal in February Jan 7, 2015 5:30 AM
    Harper College officials plan to prepare a 2016 budget that closes a modest deficit.Although officials won’t unveil a draft budget until the summer, they are currently forecasting a $252,658 shortfall. It’s an outlook based on several assumptions, including credit-hour enrollment growing .8 percent. “That’s not a hard task for us to take on,” Harper President Ken Ender said of balancing the new budget.

  • Harper looks for better focus Jan 3, 2015 8:49 PM
    The Harper women’s basketball team is hoping to show better focus after a one-sided loss to visiting Mid-Michigan Community College on Saturday. The Hawks fell 66-50 and hope to see improvement soon, especially with North Central Community College Conference games starting in the coming week. The Hawks’ first foe will be No. 4-ranked Rock Valley (8-4) on Wednesday. Against Mid-Michigan (9-4), Harper (6-9) didn’t score for the first 6:32.

  • Mid-Michigan gets defensive against Harper Jan 3, 2015 8:33 PM
    Mid-Michigan Community College (5-8) finished a season sweep of Harper College (7-9), defeating the host Hawks 54-49 in nonconference men’s basketball play Saturday. “Both teams defended well,” said Mid-Michigan coach Kaleb House. “We hit a few more shots.” The Hawk most affected by the Lakers’ defense was Admir Suljic. In the teams’ first matchup Dec. 20, Suljic scored a career-high 35 points. This time, Harper’s freshman guard finished with 10 after shooting 4-for-14 from the field.

  • Suburbs abound with sledding, tubing, boarding options Jan 1, 2015 7:30 AM
    Standing 830 feet tall, Mount Hoy in Warrenville might be the top destination in the suburbs for fans of high-speed sled runs downhill, but it's far from the only option. Sledding, tubing and snowboarding options abound.

  • Harper’s Child Learning Center gets state desgination Dec 28, 2014 4:15 PM
    Harper College’s Child Learning Center has received the Gold Circle of Quality designation from ExceleRate Illinois, the state’s new quality rating and improvement system for early learning providers.

  • Two Harper fashion students win at London competition Dec 22, 2014 10:47 AM
    Harper College students Myra Chung of Des Plaines and Meta McKinney of Arlington Heights recently placed first and second respectively at the annual Hand & Lock Prize in London, arguably the most prestigious competition in couture embroidery.

  • Harper’s Santa Claus for Paws to help furry friends Dec 22, 2014 7:29 AM
    Harper’s Santa Claus for Paws to help furry friends

  • Investment expert to speak at Harper breakfast Dec 19, 2014 2:25 PM
    Harper College will offer a free public economics lesson aimed at deciphering the economy and the financial market for 2015.

  • Harper’s Santa Claus for Paws collecting food for pet shelters Dec 18, 2014 3:31 PM
    More than 10 years ago, Harper College administrative secretary Jennifer Pitek set out to help the furry felines in Illinois’ animal rescues by launching Santa Claus for Paws. The annual pet food drive, that later expanded to include canines, has netted thousands of pounds of donated food over the years.

  • Short-handed Harper barely fall short Dec 18, 2014 8:57 PM
    In an ordinary basketball game, a new player enters when another is in foul trouble. “This wasn’t the most ordinary basketball game,” said Harper’s Joslyn Nicholson. Indeed. The Hawks’ women’s basketball team had to play with four players after guard Kim Herzog (Buffalo Grove) fouled out with 11:53 remaining in Thursday’s 70-68 loss to Ancilla College (Ind.).

  • Harper’s Nicholson nets national honor Dec 18, 2014 9:29 PM
    Harper College women’s basketball player and Cary-Grove graduate Joslyn Nicholson has been named the NJCAA Division III Player of the Week by the NJCAA national office.

  • Harper wins a couple the hard way Dec 16, 2014 11:55 PM
    In a battle of 5-win men’s basketball teams at Harper College’s Sports and Wellness Center on Tuesday night, the host Hawks came away with win No. 6. It didn’t come easily against Illinois Valley Community College, as Harper (6-7) managed to protect an 11-point halftime lead in prevailing 77-69.

  • Harper’s Nicholson earns player of the week acclaim Dec 15, 2014 9:42 PM
    In the Region IV Report released on Monday morning, Harper sophomore Joslyn Nicholson (Cary-Grove) was selected as the NJCAA’s Region IV, Div. III Player of the Week. Nicholson, a 5-foot-10 forward, averaged 26 points, 14 rebounds, and 4.5 steals in two games last week while shooting 79 percent from the free throw line.

  • Have an entrepreneurial spirit? Dec 12, 2014 10:27 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 winter aimed at assisting both prospective and current business owners in their ventures.

  • Harper’s Solsaa sidelined; Suljic nets NJCAA honor Dec 11, 2014 9:10 PM
    The Harper College women’s basketball team got some good news recently, claiming their first victory in a run of five straight games on the road with a 70-65 triumph over host Oakton Community College on Tuesday. The bad news, though, was pretty bad: freshman guard Nastia Solsaa will miss the rest of the season after suffering a torn ACL in her right knee during the second half of a loss at Elgin Community College on Nov. 25.

  • Get in spirit at popular ‘Sing-Along Messiah’ Concert Dec 9, 2014 2:12 PM
    Harper College’s Festival Chorus will take a cue from a longstanding Chicago holiday tradition and hold its second annual "Sing-Along Messiah" Concert.

  • One Book, One Harper to feature big band performance Dec 8, 2014 12:39 PM
    The One Book, One Harper community reading initiative’s latest event, the festive big band holiday performance “A Swingin’ Season” with The Steve Cooper Orchestra, takes place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday. Classics and holiday favorites will be featured during the free performance at the Performing Arts Center on Harper College’s main campus, 1200 W. Algonquin Road in Palatine.

  • Harper Ethics Bowl team earns berth to nationals Dec 5, 2014 4:19 PM
    Should states prohibit smoking in a car with children despite the potential infringements on personal freedoms? Does a neighbor have the right to steal a pet that appears to be abused? Should a CEO’s political views be grounds for his or her removal? These cases, which stem from real-world news events, are just a few of the difficult questions that Harper College’s Ethics Bowl team examined en route to a second-place finish at the Upper Midwest Regional Championship.

  • Harper’s Ender pledges to host conference after White House summit Dec 6, 2014 12:51 AM
    Harper President Ken Ender announced this week plans to invite educators from across the country for a conference at the Palatine-based community college. Ender made the pledge from a White House summit Thursday on getting more students to college.

  • Harper pins down wrestling success Dec 3, 2014 3:43 PM
    Four weeks into the season, the Harper College wrestling team has already had plenty of success. On Nov. 15 at the Dan Gable open hosted by Wisconsin-Oshkosh, Zachery McCullough and Kerin Ramirez took home the top prize in their weight classes. McCullough defeated Oshkosh’s Micheal Bannach 7-0 to capture the title at 125.

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