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  • 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.

  • Learn about Harper’s Fast Track program Jun 9, 2014 8:46 AM
    Prospective students are invited to an information session at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 10, at the Harper Professional Center, 650 E. Higgins Road in Schaumburg. Attendees will learn about Fast Track programs including the new daytime Associate in Arts in business administration.

  • Sales expert coming to Harper College Jun 6, 2014 4:12 PM
    Harper College is encouraging sales professionals to hear guest speaker Nancy Bleeke deliver her tips during a breakfast June 26. Bleeke is the founder of a firm that provides sales consulting and training, and the author of "Conversations that Sell."

  • Dinner and Jazz on tap at annual event Jun 6, 2014 8:33 AM
    Enjoy an outdoor barbeque topped off with the sounds of jazz at the 43rd annual Harper College's Dinner and Jazz Concert, an outdoor tradition featuring a buffet and a performance by the Ken Spurr Jazz Quartet.

  • Dinner and Jazz on tap at Harper May 28, 2014 2:46 PM
    Enjoy an outdoor barbecue topped off with the sounds of jazz at the 43rd annual Harper College’s Dinner and Jazz Concert, an outdoor tradition featuring a buffet and a performance by the Ken Spurr Jazz Quartet.

  • Improve social media skills at Small Business Boot Camp May 27, 2014 3:38 PM
    From Facebook to Twitter to Pinterest, Tom Cassell has seen the popularity of social media take off in recent years. As the director of the Illinois Small Business Development Center at Harper College, he has also seen how social media can have a positive effect on businesses - provided they know how to best put it to use.

  • New Harper program aids students with mild cognitive disabilities May 27, 2014 9:41 AM
    Ashley McLeod was one of the first 14 graduates of Harper’s new Career Skills Institute program, which began two years ago to help students with mild cognitive disabilities assess and strengthen their employability skills and develop a realistic career plan. “I loved it,” said McLeod, who has Down syndrome and lives in St. Charles.

  • Richard "Duke" Geary Recognized at Banquet May 27, 2014 7:06 AM
    At the Harper College Spring Sports Banquet Wednesday night, Richard "Duke" Geary, who retired in February after 34 years at Harper, was presented with a plaque thanking him for his dedication to the college.

  • Harper offers social media class for businesses May 25, 2014 4:51 PM
    Entrepreneurs looking to improve their social media skills are invited to attend Harper College’s Small Business Boot Camp, a four-part series hosted by the SBDC. Classes have been designed to teach small business owners what they need to know to develop, implement and manage real-world social media marketing and how to analyze and improve their results.

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