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  • Harper College lauds $1 million donation to women’s program Apr 29, 2014 5:09 AM
    Denise Owens credits the Harper College Women's Program for a new beginning from an adult life marked by an abusive relationship and homelessness. "I couldn't ask for a better advocate and a better system," the Hoffman Estates mom said. The program is celebrating a $1 million donation -- the largest in Harper's history.

  • Wheeling native sworn in as new student trustee Apr 28, 2014 9:21 AM
    Colin Weber is no stranger to leadership positions — both in the academic and athletic arenas. Now, the Wheeling resident will represent his peers in the board room as Harper College’s new Student Trustee.

  • Harper College selfies to land on Rolling Meadows, Des Plaines billboards Apr 24, 2014 5:23 PM
    Harper College is encouraging soon-to-be graduates to enter their selfies in a contest. The winners will see their self-portraits featured on billboards in Des Plaines and Rolling Meadows for a week leading up to commencement May 17.

  • Deaf Institute hosts 10th annual volleyball tournament Apr 24, 2014 7:22 AM
    More than 600 people from as far as St. Louis and Iowa are expected to attend the Harper College Deaf Institute’s 10th annual Coed Volleyball Tournament.

  • Wheeling native sworn in as Harper College student trustee Apr 23, 2014 5:47 PM
    A Harper College standout athlete and honor student will represent his classmates on the college’s board of trustees. Colin Weber, 20, was sworn in as the board’s student trustee this month. The Wheeling native succeeds Scott Lietzow, who will graduate in May.

  • Hawks Perform Admirably at Chicagoland Outdoor Championships Apr 16, 2014 7:14 AM
    Facing tough wind conditions and several four-year universities, the Harper College men's track and field team performed admirably at the Chicagoland Outdoor Championships hosted by Lewis University. Two athletes met national-qualifying standards, and several others set PR's.

  • Harper Women Overcome Difficult Conditions Apr 16, 2014 7:13 AM
    Despite a very breezy day, the Harper women's track and field team posted outstanding results at the Chicagoland Outdoor Championships hosted by Lewis University. In total, two Hawks qualified for nationals in their events and five set PR's.

  • Harper prof squeezes century of local mob hits into book Apr 15, 2014 5:27 AM
    What is it about the Chicago mob that still fascinates us? Harper College professor Wayne Johnson shares his thoughts in his new book detailing more than 1,400 mob hits since the 1920s. “You know what makes it so insidious? Their ability to get into places that affect every aspect of our lives,” says Johnson, who notes cases where politicians, judges and police officers cooperated with mobsters.

  • Becker Bringing it in Sophomore Season Apr 15, 2014 7:44 AM
    Harper sophomore Kurt Becker (Palatine, Ill./Palatine) had a great freshman year, hitting .377 and earning All-Region honors. So far in the spring 2014 baseball season, Becker is on another planet with his production. The third baseman is fourth in the nation in batting average and is already cementing his legacy as an all-time great at Harper. Becker was recently named NJCAA Div. III Player of the Week and now can lay claim to the 17th Harper College Athlete of the Week for the 2013-14 school year.

  • Call for Distinguished Alumni nominations Apr 15, 2014 1:40 PM
    Harper College is accepting nominations for its 2014 Distinguished Alumni Awards, an annual honor saluting former students for outstanding career and community achievements.

  • Harper to host etiquette dinner Apr 14, 2014 1:01 PM
    Don’t underestimate the importance of knowing which fork to use for the salad course. How you conduct yourself at the table can impact business relationships and your credibility, according to career experts.

  • Free College and Career Expo for Kids Apr 14, 2014 12:57 PM
    Dozens of demonstrations and hands-on activities will be available at this year’s College and Career Expo, put on by Harper College to inspire area students and their parents to prepare earlier for higher education.

  • Welke gets the call at Harper Apr 14, 2014 11:05 PM
    The Harper College men’s basketball program has a new leader, as Justin Welke has been announced as the Hawks’ new head coach. He follows Tony Amarino, who retired following last season to cap a distinguished career.

  • Humans’ turn to be trained, with comfort dogs’ help Apr 12, 2014 8:00 AM
    Students in a new Harper College course put their skills to the test Friday on some furry companions. A group of 20 worked with Addison-based Comfort Dogs on their way to becoming handlers to canines deployed to hospitals and natural diasters. "This is the payoff," Arlington Heights student Katie Wachlin said.

  • Becker keys Harper turnaround Apr 11, 2014 10:22 PM
    After starting the season 2-6 on its opening road trip of the season, the Harper baseball team quickly turned around its fortunes. The Hawks had rattled off 10 straight wins to improve to 11-6 before dropping a dropping a 13-8 decision to Elgin Community College on Friday. Hawks third baseman Kurt Becker has been a catalyst for the Hawks’ recent success. The Palatine graduate was awarded NJCAA Division III National Player of the Week. The sophomore’s .544 batting average placed him fourth nationally, and his consistency from March 31 to April 6 impressed. Becker nearly matched his season batting average, hitting .545 (12-for-22), but was extra productive in generating offense as he homered, drove in 8 runs and scored 16 times. Becker has been a problem on the basepaths for opponents, too, and has swiped five bases.

  • Racial turbulence couldn't ground suburban pilot Apr 10, 2014 9:19 AM
    Knowing longtime suburban resident William R. Norwood as the groundbreaking pilot whose name graces the Boeing 727 United jet on permanent display at Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry, it's shocking to hear him tell how his esteemed career suffered some early turbulence. Growing up in downstate Centralia, the teenage Norwood did something deemed so egregious during the summer of 1952 that he was kicked out of high school for a year. He dated a white girl.

  • Five Hawks Qualify for Nationals at Wheaton Invitational Apr 10, 2014 7:15 AM
    In their third outdoor meet of 2014, the Harper College women's track and field team had five athletes qualify for nationals in their respective events.

  • Hawks Run Streak to Seven Games with Weekend Wins Apr 10, 2014 7:16 AM
    The Harper College baseball team capped off a perfect 7-0 week with doubleheader sweeps of Olive-Harvey College and Rock Valley over the weekend. The Hawks got four complete games from their starting pitchers and were led offensively by standout third baseman Kurt Becker (Palatine, Ill./Palatine).

  • Hawks Slug Their Way to Sweep of McHenry Apr 10, 2014 7:17 AM
    The Harper College softball team scored an incredible 44 runs in a doubleheader sweep of McHenry County College on Sunday afternoon. The Hawks took game one, 19-0, and won game two, 25-14.

  • Harper Hawks Win Gold from NCMPR Apr 9, 2014 7:07 AM
    The Harper College athletic department is pleased to announce that the Harper Hawks 2013-14 athletics brochure designed by the Harper College Marketing Services department has won the gold Paragon award, the highest honor in the "Sports Brochure" category. The award was recently given by the National Council for Marketing & Public Relations (NCMPR).

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