Football Focus 2014

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  • Harper College rolls out diversity and inclusion plan Sep 19, 2014 4:19 PM
    Two fresh faces will begin teaching at Harper College next week. The hiring of Oubria Tronshaw and Darnell Windmon -- makes good on the recommendations of a task force to close the gap between Harper's workforce and the racial and ethnic of the community the college serves.

  • How tapes of Jim Croce's 1973 Harper College concert got on CD Sep 19, 2014 5:15 AM
    A reel-to-reel tape of Jim Croce's 1973 concert at Harper College in Palatine, stashed away in a suburban home for decades, has been re-discovered, remastered, and added to a new album. Roughly half the tracks on “Lost Time in a Bottle” are live versions of songs Croce played during his Feb. 2, 1973, show, seven months before his death.

  • Cross country, volleyball lead the fall charge at Harper Sep 19, 2014 12:31 AM
    It has been a busy first month of the school year for the Harper athletic programs. Among the most active have been the men’s cross country program, which holds the top spot in this week’s NJCAA Division III national poll, and the women’s volleyball team, which has improved from its No. 10 preseason ranking to No. 9 in the most recent poll.

  • Triton trips up Harper Sep 18, 2014 12:08 AM
    It was not your typical Harper-Triton men’s soccer match on Wednesday in south Palatine, where the host Hawks dropped a 2-0 decision.

  • One Million Degrees welcomes first Harper scholars Sep 12, 2014 7:30 AM
    One Million Degrees, which empowers low-income, highly motivated community college students to succeed in school, in work and in life, has welcomed its first class of Harper scholars.

  • Harper’s Sokolowski nets national honor Sep 10, 2014 9:17 PM
    Harper freshman outside hitter Lauren Sokolowski has been named NJCAA Divsion III women’s volleyball player of the week. In a week that saw the Hawks go 4-1, the 5-foot-8 Rolling Meadows grad played in 12 sets, averaging 3.25 kills and 5.67 digs per set to go with a 350 hitting percentage. Sokolowki had her best match of the week statistically in a loss to Rochester Technical College, going 25-for-28 hitting with 8 kills. In the most recent NCJAA national poll, Harper has climbed one spot to No. 9.

  • A poem a day Sep 8, 2014 7:09 AM
    Harper College Associate Professor Jessica Walsh will write a poem each day throughout September for the 30/30 Project, a poetry awareness initiative that benefits the nonprofit Tupelo Press.

  • Fans, owners have jolly-good time at Palatine car fest Sep 7, 2014 7:03 PM
    Ron Geibel of Schaumburg has a simple explanation for why he never puts a cover on his 1987 Morgan Plus 8 when it’s parked in his garage. “I consider it to be a work of art,” Geibel said. That was the prevailing sentiment among those who attended the 28th annual British Car Festival, held Sunday at Harper College in Palatine. Dozens of cars and motorcycles from across the pond were on display, including Rolls-Royces, Bentleys, TVRs and Morgans.

  • Hanover Park to pay for ‘emergency’ roof project at Education and Work Center Sep 5, 2014 5:30 AM
    Hanover Park is scrambling to replace a leaky roof over the new Education and Work Center before students begin taking daytime classes at the facility run by two community colleges. Officials held a grand opening, and then heavy rains poured through the roof Aug. 21. "The big thing is we want it done as soon as possible," Mayor Rodney Craig said.

  • Klaus, Harper ready to get started Aug 27, 2014 9:17 PM
    The Harper men’s soccer team will see a different face on the touchline when the Hawks open their season Friday against College of DuPage. The head-coaching void left by former coach Jason Diebold will be filled by Dan Klaus. That name should be familiar to Mid-Suburban League soccer fans, as Klaus has directed the girls soccer program at Elk Grove since 2002.

  • Harper director takes on final play in ‘Atlanta Trilogy’ Aug 27, 2014 10:31 AM
    The Harper College Theatre Department will complete its staging of playwright Alfred Uhry’s “Atlanta Trilogy” with a production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning “The Last Night of Ballyhoo” that begins Friday, Aug. 29. Tickets are $15.

  • “Atlanta Trilogy” to wrap up with final play Aug 27, 2014 7:46 AM
    The Harper College Theatre Department will complete its staging of playwright Alfred Uhry’s “Atlanta Trilogy” with a production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning “The Last Night of Ballyhoo.”

  • “Fiddler on the Roof” auditions Aug 27, 2014 7:44 AM
    Harper will hold open auditions for “Fiddler on the Roof” from 7 to 10 p.m. on Tuesday, September 2, in the Drama Lab Theatre, L109, Building L on the College’s main campus, 1200 W. Algonquin Road in Palatine.

  • Barrington student interns at Fermilab Aug 22, 2014 9:17 PM
    Not every college student can boast he knows his way around a particle accelerator. Thanks to an internship at Fermilab in Batavia, Harper College student Eric Meyers can say exactly that.

  • Harper offers free motorcycle safety training Aug 22, 2014 7:49 AM
    More than 34,000 motorcyclists were killed and an estimated 1.2 million people treated for motorcycle-related injuries between 2001 and 2008, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A state of Illinois program available to newbie and veteran bikers alike aims to reduce those numbers – and it’s free.

  • Things are looking up for Harper Aug 21, 2014 10:21 PM
    It’s not often the Harper women’s volleyball team finds itself near the bottom of the first NJCAA Division III poll of the year. That’s where the 10th-ranked Hawks are this fall — but maybe that’s a good thing. “I like that,” Hawks coach Bob Vilsoet said of his team’s poll position. “We have nowhere to go but up.”

  • Harper, ECC hold tours of joint Education and Work Center Aug 21, 2014 4:37 PM
    The long-awaited Education and Work Center officially opened in Hanover Park Thursday. State lawmakers and village officials turned out for a ceremony and tours of the renovated space housing the center in a shopping center on Barrington Road. Both Harper College and Elgin Community College will operate the facility for at least the next three years.

  • World's fastest clapper hails from Arlington Heights Aug 21, 2014 5:54 AM
    Bryan Bednarek takes a deep breath, relaxes his shoulders and claps. This isn't mild-mannered applause. This is supersonic clapping, the kind that puts the Arlington Heights 23-year-old in a category all his own. Bednarek is the world's fastest clapper. "We are obligated to put that on the Internet," Rob Scallon says of his friend's record-breaking clapping.

  • Learn to ride motorcycle free at Harper Aug 20, 2014 3:34 PM
    Harper College administers the state’s Motorcycle Safety Training Program for all of Cook County. The program is available to new and veteran bikers alike and aims to reduce deaths and injuries – and it’s free.

  • Harper, Roosevelt strike deal to cultivate pharmacy students Aug 18, 2014 4:22 PM
    An agreement signed Monday between Roosevelt University and Harper College creates a program grooming new Harper students for a spot in Roosevelt’s College of Pharmacy within two years. Elgin Community College recently reached a similar agreement with Roosevelt and Oakton Community College will soon do the same.

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