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  • 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.

  • Harper College to hold social media boot camp for small business owners May 22, 2014 4:22 PM
    Entrepreneurs will learn how to boost business through social media during a four-part boot camp at Harper College. The classes are run by the college's Illinois Small Business Development Center. "Social media can be much more than just free advertising for a business," Director Tom Cassell said in a statement.

  • Harper College, faculty OK contract extension May 22, 2014 5:30 AM
    The Harper College board agreed to extend a contract with a union representing roughly 230 full-time faculty members for two more years. The pact provides no base salary raises, but union members will receive a 3.1 percent step increase on the faculty salary schedule in the first year and a 3 percent step increase in the second year.

  • Two Harper students awarded top transfer scholarship May 22, 2014 7:21 AM
    Not one – but two – Harper College students have been awarded the nation’s most prestigious scholarship for transferring community college students.

  • Walsh nets All-America mention at Harper May 21, 2014 9:33 PM
    Kevin Walsh (St. Viator) was named an All-American honorable mention after a standout season for the Harper men’s basketball team. Walsh had been previously named a first team all-conference and all-region selection. The freshman averaged 16.6 points a game for the Hawks last season. He shot 44.1 percent clip from 3-point range and ended the season leading the Hawks in 3-pointers made (83).

  • Harper’s Becker named N4C baseball player of the year May 21, 2014 9:33 PM
    Their season may be over, but the postseason accolades are rolling in for the Harper College baseball program. Six players earned all-league honors in the North Central Community College Conference. Third baseman Kurt Becker (Palatine) led the way with a first-team selection along with N4C player of the year honors after hitting .605 for the Hawks.

  • U.S. Commerce secretary speaks to Harper grads May 17, 2014 5:16 PM
    Take risks, seize opportunities and "show up" U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker advised Harper College graduates on Saturday. Pritizker was the featured speaker for the 46th annual commencement cerermony at the Palatine-based community college.

  • Cupcakes, cookie sale to benefit special needs May 13, 2014 1:57 PM
    Have some fun, buy some homemade cupcakes and cookies, and support special needs children at the same time on Sunday, May 18. The event is called Cupcakes and Cookies for College, 12:30-4 p.m. on Sunday, May 18th at Kirk School, 520 S. Plum Grove Road, Palatine.

  • Harper fashion show May 16 May 12, 2014 2:03 PM
    The showcase for Harper College Fashion Design students’ original work is at 8 p.m. Friday, May 16, at the Performing Arts Center on the college’s main campus, 1200 W. Algonquin Road in Palatine. Preshow appetizers and cash bar begin at 7 p.m.

  • Work begins on job skills center in Hanover Park May 12, 2014 9:32 PM
    About 75 people attended a ceremony Monday to mark the beginning of construction on the Hanover Park Education and Work Center. The center is intended to make education and job assistance more accessible to residents of the area. “This is going to improve the quality of life for the people who live here and the folks who need the most help,” said state Rep. Fred Crespo.

  • Yfantis brothers guide Harper May 10, 2014 8:23 PM
    The urgency of the situation was clear to Harper coach Cliff Brown. “You got to win, or go home,” he said. With a 1-1 record in NJCAA Region IV double-elimination regional play after Saturday’s games at Harper, Brown would rather not be facing elimination in Sunday’s 9 a.m. matchup against Waubonsee Community College. Then again: “1-1 is better than not playing tomorrow,” Brown said.

  • Harper College renovating Prospect Heights branch May 9, 2014 11:06 AM
    Harper College is investing in a facelift and new programs at one of its branches in response to unemployment and barriers to higher education around Prospect Heights. "We found that there was a mismatch between what we were offering here and what the community needed," Harper Dean Kenya Ayers said at the Northeast Center Thursday.

  • Reception salutes past Harper scholarship winners May 9, 2014 1:53 PM
    Liz Franke credits an ultrasound technician for saving her son’s life. She was just 20 weeks pregnant with Julien when the technician discovered he had a kidney disorder known as ureterocele.

  • Jazz concert, alumni reception May 9, 2014 7:06 AM
    Enjoy the swinging big band sound of the Harper College Jazz Lab Band at a concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 14, at the Performing Arts Center on the College’s main campus, 1200 W. Algonquin Road in Palatine.

  • Harper College students de-stress with furry counselors May 8, 2014 12:27 AM
    Harper College rolled out a stress-free zone Wednesday complete with furry counselors for students preparing for final exams. The Palatine campus enlisted Comfort Dogs to help students unwind from what can be a busy close to the semester.

  • Harper College holds Astronomy Day with full lineup May 8, 2014 4:09 PM
    Replica planets. Big telescopes. Expert analysis. It's all part of Harper College's Astronomy Day, a roundup of free events exploring the celestial Saturday. The popular day draws hundreds to the Palatine campus each year, along with suburban groups devoted to astronomy. Catch the action from 5:30 to 10 p.m., rain or shine.

  • Harper ready to make its point(s) at nationals May 7, 2014 10:36 PM
    In the upcoming argument over who is are top National Junior College Athetic Association track and field teams in the country, it comes down to just how well Harper makes its points. Because just 1 point could be the difference between winning a title and coming home without a trophy.

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