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  • Harper College hosts prime-time viewing of partial solar eclipse Oct 9, 2014 5:47 PM
    So you overslept and missed that hoopla over the blood moon? The next spectacle in the skies comes later this month, and Harper College will provide prime viewing.

  • Students learn about manufacturing careers at Harper Oct 3, 2014 5:30 PM
    Harper College and area manufacturers participated Friday in the third annual Manufacturing Day, a growing grass-roots of U.S. and Canadian manufacturers to show the potential of manufacturing and foster interest in related careers.

  • Harper women are in the NJCAA running Oct 3, 2014 6:45 PM
    After not having enough runners to compete as a team the past two seasons and then starting this fall ranked just inside the top 10 in the NJCAA polls, the Harper women’s cross country team has achieved a major milestone. The Hawks now share the top spot in the poll with Mohawk Valley Community College.

  • Torrito, DuPage edge Harper with late goal Sep 30, 2014 10:47 PM
    Through nearly 84 minutes, of soccer at Harper College on Tuesday, the Hawks and an 11-woman squad from College of DuPage played to a goal-less draw. “That game could have gone either way,” said DuPage coach William Fajkus. It ended up favoring the Chaparrals, thanks to a late goal. After being held in check for most of the contest, sophomore striker Angela Torrito (IC Catholic Prep) worked her magic, scoring her 15th goal of the season with 6:33 left.

  • Harper Small Business Development Center selected for federal program Sep 30, 2014 12:52 PM
    Harper College’s Small Business Development Center in Schaumburg is one of eight in the country – and the only one in Illinois – chosen for a new federal program aimed at building relationships and increasing trade with Central and South American businesses.

  • Harper to host ‘Manufacturing Day’ events Sep 26, 2014 9:25 PM
    Harper College and area manufacturers are holding their third annual Manufacturing Day, a growing grass-roots movement of U.S. and Canadian manufacturers to demonstrate the potential of present-day manufacturing and foster interest in related careers. The public is invited to attend Harper’s Manufacturing Day event from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 3, on the college’s main campus, 1200 W. Algonquin Road in Palatine.

  • Harper volleyball team nets No. 4 national ranking Sep 25, 2014 9:11 PM
    Harper College’s women’s volleyball team has moved up to No. 4 in the NJCAA ranking after a strong performance in its own Harper Invite last weekend. The Hawks went 4-0 and topped third-ranked Rochester Community and Technical College as Meghan Chartier and Kim Butler both earned all-tournament honors.

  • New student trustee sworn in at Harper College Sep 23, 2014 3:19 PM
    Between a full class load, the cross country and track teams, volunteering and a leadership role in student government, Marisa Andreuccetti has become pretty adept at time management. So, despite her already full schedule, Andreuccetti didn’t hesitate to step in as Harper College’s new student trustee.

  • Big Band concert to kick off One Book, One Harper Sep 21, 2014 4:25 PM
    Tom Brokaw coined the term “The Greatest Generation” to describe the men and women who came of age during the Great Depression and World War II and then went on to build modern America.

  • Harper takes five, gets past Rochester Sep 20, 2014 7:20 PM
    When two nationally ranked teams meet, fans naturally expect a competitive contest. They got what they wanted, though for a time it looked like the No. 8-ranked Harper College womens’ volleyball team might easily handle Rochester Community and Technical College on Saturday in Palatine as part of the Harper College Invite. Harper ended up winning in five sets.

  • 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.

  • Businesses can learn how to use Facebook to get big results Sep 19, 2014 12:38 PM
    With more than 1.2 billion actively monthly users, Facebook is where people are at these days. So for many brands and businesses, establishing a presence on Facebook is a must.

  • 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.

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