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  • Meet the man behind PostSecret at Harper talk Nov 25, 2014 9:57 AM
    On Dec. 4 Harper College in Palatine will host Frank Warren, the creator of PostSecret, the wildly popular website in which ordinary people anonymously share “shocking, silly or soulful,” secrets they have never voiced before.

     
  • Harper College summit inspires area Latinos Nov 22, 2014 7:30 AM
    Ernesto Mejia posed tough questions to the roughly 450 Northwest suburban high school freshmen and sophomores gathered Friday at Harper College for the 13th annual Latino Summit. Mejia, a college administrator turned motivational speaker, had to overcome discrimination, modest beginnings and a disease that left him temporarily paralyzed.

     
  • Harper, CLC both going 100% smoke-free Jan. 1 Nov 20, 2014 1:32 PM
    Students, employees and even casual visitors won't be allowed to smoke on college campuses starting next summer. But Harper College and the College of Lake County will ban tobacco on campus starting Jan. 1. "I think that this is going to be a surprise for many people, and I think it is going to take time for people to understand how this is working," says Janet Mason, who's managing the rules at College of Lake County.

     
  • Suljic, Harper defeat Truman Nov 21, 2014 12:01 AM
    The Harper College men’s basketball team won’t play another home game for 26 days. They way they played Thursday night, they’ll be eager to return as the Hawks handled visiting Truman College 78-66 in nonconference play.

     
  • Harper Ethics Bowl team earns berth to national championship Nov 20, 2014 6:50 PM
    Harper College’s Ethics Bowl team placed second at the Upper Midwest Regional Championship, qualifying for the 19th Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl Competition in Costa Mesa, Calif., in February.

     
  • Hudson wins NJCAA honor at Harper Nov 19, 2014 9:29 PM
    Conant alum Robert Hudson was honored as the NJCAA Divsion III player of the week for his early season efforts at Harper College. The versatile forward averaged 16 points while coralling 6.3 rebounds in the Hawks’ first three contests. Hudson’s top scoring effort came Nov. 13, when he scored a career-high 23 points.

     
  • Fast start enough in Harper victory Nov 19, 2014 12:04 AM
    Leading 34-13 at halftime is usually a good indication that a victory is forthcoming. “We started off strong,” said second-year Harper women’s basketball coach Jenny Turpel. Visiting Morton finished strong, however, as the Hawks had to hang on for a 58-45 victory.

     
  • Harper falls short against Morton Nov 18, 2014 11:51 PM
    Shooting 51.6 percent from the field over 40 minutes of junior college basketball is usually a good recipe for winning, and it was enough for a satisfying victory for visiting Morton College on Tuesday at Harper College as the Panthers salted away an 85-72 victory. Morton had three players scored more than 20 points — Greg Carter (23), Aaron Skinner (21) and Nick Dixon 25.

     
  • Kishwaukee stays perfect against Harper Nov 15, 2014 8:53 PM
    Kishwaukee College continued its winning ways on Saturday with a 79-71 victory over host Harper College in a nonconference men’s basketball matchup.

     
  • Former rivals team up in Harper’s national title run Nov 14, 2014 7:14 PM
    Like many athletes who compete for Harper College, cross country runners Juan Barajas and Brennan Albuck were once high school rivals. Barajas attended Schaumburg, and Albuck ran for Hoffman Estates. Fast forward two seasons, and the former rivals became elite teammates running to a second straight NJCAA championship.

     
  • Harper students whipping up thousands of treats for sweets show Nov 12, 2014 1:32 PM
    Baking and culinary students are spending the next week earnestly whipping up between 2,000 and 3,000 small pastries, pies and treats in preparation for America’s Baking and Sweets Show beginning Friday, Nov. 14.

     
  • Free performance at Harper to feature Native Pride Dancers Nov 12, 2014 10:20 AM
    The Native Pride Dancers will visit Harper College for a free performance from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, in the Student Center Lounge in Building A on the college’s main campus, 1200 W. Algonquin Road, in Palatine.

     
  • Home sweet home for Harper men Nov 11, 2014 11:24 PM
    The Sports and Wellness Center has been a safe haven of sorts for the Harper College men’s basketball team (2-2) this season. In two games on their familiar tartan court this season, the Hawks have walked away victorious both times — including a 61-59 victory over McHenry Community College (0-3) on Tuesday.

     
  • Harper women win third straight Nov 11, 2014 11:08 PM
    The confidence level for Harper College women’s basketball team has not always been a strong point the past few seasons. But that might change this winter. “We will always play 100 percent,” said first-year guard Kim Herzog after the Hawks ran their record to 3-1 with a 66-61 win over visiting McHenry Community College (1-2) on Tuesday night. It was Harper’s third straight win.

     
  • Harper wins fourth straight men’s cross country national title Nov 10, 2014 9:03 PM
    On Saturday in New York, the three-time defending NJCAA Division III men’s cross country national champions made it four in a row. Paced by sophomores Juan Barajas and Brennan Albuck, Harper College once again ran to victory in the national meet hosted by Finger Lakes Community College at Bruce Bridgman Cross Country Course in Canadaigua, N.Y. Barajas won the individual championship in 27:29.9 with Albuck close behind, taking second and finishing in 27:32.5.

     
  • ‘Fiddler’ at 50: Harper College musical opens Nov. 14 Nov 10, 2014 12:53 PM
    Half a century after its Broadway debut, Harper College will stage the classic musical “Fiddler on the Roof,” the story of Tevye, a Jewish father attempting to hold on to religious traditions in 19th century Tsarist Russia while his daughters embrace change.

     
  • Confident Harper in the running for double national titles Nov 7, 2014 4:38 PM
    On Saturday afternoon, the Harper men’s and women’s cross country teams will take to the start line for the last time this season in the NJCAA Divsion III national championships, hosted by Finger Lakes Community College at Bruce Bridgman Cross Country Course in Canadaigua, N.Y. Both the men’s and women’s teams come into the race atop the NJCAA Division III polls. Coach Jim Macnider, now in his fourth year at Harper, believes his teams are where they belong. “I think we deserve to be ranked No. 1,” he said. “This is the most talented team I’ve had.”

     
  • Learn about career in manufacturing at Harper info session Nov 5, 2014 7:26 AM
    Learn about career in manufacturing at Harper info session

     
  • Three Harper volleyball players earn postseason honors Nov 5, 2014 9:30 PM
    The women’s volleyball season ended for Harper College in a three-set loss to No. 10-ranked Rock Valley in the Region IV semifinals on Saturday. But three players who were key to the Hawks’ fine season - Meghan Chartier, Daniele Sortino and Lauren Sokolowski - have earned postseason honors.

     
  • Elgin tops Harper Nov 4, 2014 11:35 PM
    With leading scorer Monica Hinderer off the next phase of her playing career at Cardinal Stritch University in Wisconsin, the question for the Harper College women’s basketball team is who will fill her shoes. That role, at least for a night, fell to Olivet Nazarene transfer Joslyn Nicholson. Despite being in foul trouble for most of the evening, the Cary-Grove alum finished with 21 points. It wasn’t quite enough on Tuesday, as visiting Elgin Community College came away with a 53-43 victory.

     
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