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  • Home sweet home for Harper men Nov 11, 2014 11:24 PM
    The Sports and Wellness Center has been a safe haven of sorts for the Harper College men’s basketball team (2-2) this season. In two games on their familiar tartan court this season, the Hawks have walked away victorious both times — including a 61-59 victory over McHenry Community College (0-3) on Tuesday.

  • Harper women win third straight Nov 11, 2014 11:08 PM
    The confidence level for Harper College women’s basketball team has not always been a strong point the past few seasons. But that might change this winter. “We will always play 100 percent,” said first-year guard Kim Herzog after the Hawks ran their record to 3-1 with a 66-61 win over visiting McHenry Community College (1-2) on Tuesday night. It was Harper’s third straight win.

  • ‘Fiddler’ at 50: Harper College musical opens Nov. 14 Nov 10, 2014 12:53 PM
    Half a century after its Broadway debut, Harper College will stage the classic musical “Fiddler on the Roof,” the story of Tevye, a Jewish father attempting to hold on to religious traditions in 19th century Tsarist Russia while his daughters embrace change.

  • Harper wins fourth straight men’s cross country national title Nov 10, 2014 9:03 PM
    On Saturday in New York, the three-time defending NJCAA Division III men’s cross country national champions made it four in a row. Paced by sophomores Juan Barajas and Brennan Albuck, Harper College once again ran to victory in the national meet hosted by Finger Lakes Community College at Bruce Bridgman Cross Country Course in Canadaigua, N.Y. Barajas won the individual championship in 27:29.9 with Albuck close behind, taking second and finishing in 27:32.5.

  • Confident Harper in the running for double national titles Nov 7, 2014 4:38 PM
    On Saturday afternoon, the Harper men’s and women’s cross country teams will take to the start line for the last time this season in the NJCAA Divsion III national championships, hosted by Finger Lakes Community College at Bruce Bridgman Cross Country Course in Canadaigua, N.Y. Both the men’s and women’s teams come into the race atop the NJCAA Division III polls. Coach Jim Macnider, now in his fourth year at Harper, believes his teams are where they belong. “I think we deserve to be ranked No. 1,” he said. “This is the most talented team I’ve had.”

  • Learn about career in manufacturing at Harper info session Nov 5, 2014 7:26 AM
    Learn about career in manufacturing at Harper info session

  • Three Harper volleyball players earn postseason honors Nov 5, 2014 9:30 PM
    The women’s volleyball season ended for Harper College in a three-set loss to No. 10-ranked Rock Valley in the Region IV semifinals on Saturday. But three players who were key to the Hawks’ fine season - Meghan Chartier, Daniele Sortino and Lauren Sokolowski - have earned postseason honors.

  • Elgin tops Harper Nov 4, 2014 11:35 PM
    With leading scorer Monica Hinderer off the next phase of her playing career at Cardinal Stritch University in Wisconsin, the question for the Harper College women’s basketball team is who will fill her shoes. That role, at least for a night, fell to Olivet Nazarene transfer Joslyn Nicholson. Despite being in foul trouble for most of the evening, the Cary-Grove alum finished with 21 points. It wasn’t quite enough on Tuesday, as visiting Elgin Community College came away with a 53-43 victory.

  • Harper College men win home debut Nov 4, 2014 11:25 PM
    Fresh off of Saturday’s 71-67 loss at Olive-Harvey, the Harper College men’s basketball team was looking for a different outcome in the home debut of first-year coach Justin Welke. Done. On Tuesday night at the Sports and Wellness Center, the Hawks defeated the Judson University JV team 72-57 to improve to 1-1.

  • Harper to put on Social Media Boot Camp for small business Nov 3, 2014 7:28 AM
    Harper to put on Social Media Boot Camp for small business

  • The Soapbox Nov 2, 2014 8:11 AM
    Daily Herald editors offer thoughts on a variety of suburban topics.

  • Harper women’s volleyball squad faces difficult regional challenge Oct 31, 2014 1:01 AM
    Ranked fourth nationally and with a 32-13 record, Harper College’s women’s volleyball team seems well positioned for the postseason. But there’s a big challenge ahead for Hawks in Region IV, Division III NJCAA playoff action, thanks to a pair of losses to Rock Valley College (24-14). The Hawks, winners of their last seven games, earned the region’s No. 3 seed for this weekend’s tournament at Joliet Junior College. “The girls realized they’re a good team,” coach Bob Vilsoet said. “Whether you are seeded two or three, it makes no difference.” And the Hawks’ first-round opponent at noon Saturday? Rock Valley.

  • Harper DeaFest brings expo, magic show to deaf audience Oct 30, 2014 6:15 PM
    A centerpiece of this year's DeaFest at Harper College is an international magic competition performed entirely in sign langugage. "The audience can just sit back and watch without feeling there’s any handicap,” says Debby Sampson, one of the organizers.

  • Harper College toasts ‘Distinguished Alumni’ honorees Oct 30, 2014 5:30 AM
    Harper College held an intimate ceremony Wednesday night recognizing eight alums for the contributions in their careers and community.

  • Harper College fire science instructor stepping down after 42 years Oct 30, 2014 6:51 AM
    Richard Keyworth, who has taught hundreds of aspiring firefighters over four decades at Harper College, is retiring. Former students and colleagues called him a "gentle giant" who kept up with a demanding learning curve. “There are some people that just go through the motions, but Dick is very passionate,” Wheeling Fire Chief Keith MacIsaac said.

  • Harper women’s soccer players net postseason acclaim Oct 30, 2014 8:38 PM
    A solid group of Harper College women’s soccer players were recently rewarded for solid seasons by earning all-conference and all-region honors. Freshman goalie Nicole Soderholm (Buffalo Grove) and freshman forward Danielle Reptowski (Schaumburg) were named first team all-region and all-conference, while teamates Kassidy Kushner (a freshman from Barrington) and Jillian Zelek (a sophomore from Elk Grove) were named to both second teams.

  • Editorial: Recognizing excellence in a time of transition Oct 29, 2014 10:12 AM
    A Daily Herald editorial says events this week involving honors at Fremd High School and Harper College show the increasing role of applied technologies in the economy of the future.

  • Harper president meets Obama over plans for high-tech training Oct 27, 2014 8:05 PM
    Harper College President Kenneth Ender and members of a federal steering committee met with President Barack Obama in the Roosevelt Room Monday, to discuss efforts to train more workers for jobs in high-tech manufacturing fields.

  • Horror films examined at Harper program Oct 24, 2014 9:44 AM
    Horror films for decades have been pushing physical and mental boundaries for thrill-seekers and scaredy-cats alike. Just in time for the Halloween, Harper College’s Continuing Education department will put on the seasonal class, “Hysterics: Horror and Hysteria in Film.”

  • Harper looks forward to regional final test Oct 23, 2014 8:01 PM
    Heading into NJCAA Region IV tournament semifinal play at Harper College, the Hawks men’s soccer team has collected points in 8 of its last 10 games, including two postseason wins, dating back to Sept. 19. “We are one of those teams who just gets it done,” first-year coach Dan Klaus said of the streak. “We have consistently dealt with what the opponent has dealt.” The team Harper started the nice streak against just happens to be the same one now standing in the Hawks way. Rock Valley College visits Palatine at 2 p.m. Saturday as both teams aim to extend their seasons.

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