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Market Update, Boosting Business Leaders

Just in time for the new year, Harper College will offer a free public mini-economics lesson aimed at untangling the confusion surrounding the general state of the economy, the financial market, and employment trends in 2011.

December 20, 2010
Market Update, Boosting Business Leaders

Just in time for the new year, Harper College will offer a free public mini-economics lesson aimed at untangling the confusion surrounding the general state of the economy, the financial market, and employment trends in 2011.

December 20, 2010
Market Update, Boosting Business Leaders

Just in time for the new year, Harper College will offer a free public mini-economics lesson aimed at untangling the confusion surrounding the general state of the economy, the financial market, and employment trends in 2011.

December 20, 2010
Market Update, Boosting Business Leaders

Just in time for the new year, Harper College will offer a free public mini-economics lesson aimed at untangling the confusion surrounding the general state of the economy, the financial market, and employment trends in 2011.

December 20, 2010
Market Update, Boosting Business Leaders

Just in time for the new year, Harper College will offer a free public mini-economics lesson aimed at untangling the confusion surrounding the general state of the economy, the financial market, and employment trends in 2011.

December 20, 2010
Market Update, Boosting Business Leaders

Just in time for the new year, Harper College will offer a free public mini-economics lesson aimed at untangling the confusion surrounding the general state of the economy, the financial market, and employment trends in 2011.

December 20, 2010
Arts Celebration, Harper Novelist

Students and instructors from a selection of Harper College arts courses will take the stage this week for a free semester's-end variety-style show that puts fencing and calligraphy onstage alongside guitar, comedy and drama.

December 13, 2010
Alternative Energy Classes, Pets-Only Food Drive

When he returned to Harper College this fall, Garrett Brucato already had an Associate in Applied Science degree in Electronics Engineering Technology under his belt and was happily working as an electronics installer. His new goal: an additional certification in alternative energy .

November 29, 2010
Young Researchers, Latino Summit

With his backpack tossed on a laboratory counter and a grin on his face, Mount Prospect resident Corey Yarbrough describes what he's up to this semester: Working alongside Harper College Chemistry Professor Dan Stanford, he'll spend hours each week - outside of class - reducing a complex molecule under intense light.

November 8, 2010
Adult Financial Aid, Ethics Bowl

Casimir Kwiatkowski used to think financial aid was only for teenagers. Now, as a 56-year-old dad and Harper College student, he's discovered the reality: It can be for him, too.

November 1, 2010
International Halloween, Veterans Day Play

Most of the 20- and 30-somethings in Harper College's "Conversation Café" English-immersion group have never celebrated Halloween. This week, they'll get a taste of it.

October 25, 2010
Voices from Sudan, High School Health Careers Trek

In January, South Sudan will vote on whether to secede from Sudan - a historical move that would help achieve freedom after decades of war.

October 18, 2010
Battle of the Twin Presidents, Fuel for Thought

The rivalry was born six decades ago. This year, it hits Harper College's football field.

October 11, 2010
Unemployment Comedy, Zumba For All

Losing your job isn't funny - but Marc Mulvey's take on life after the pink slip is. Mulvey, an alumnus of Harper College's "Career Stimulus" job-hunting support program, will bring his standup comedy version of unemployment's ups and downs to the Harper stage in an 8 p.m. show on Friday, October 22 in the Wojcik Conference Center amphitheater

October 4, 2010
Banned Books Debate, Job Fair

Is it ever acceptable to pull a book off the shelf? Harper College students will take that sticky topic to the debate floor on Thursday, September 30 in honor of the 29th annual celebration of Banned Books Week.

September 27, 2010
Harper Film Wins at Berkeley Festival, College Savings Answers

Harper College Professor Kurt Hemmer and Media Productions Coordinator Tom Knoff spent a year turning footage from a 2002 campus visit by Beat Generation poet Ted Joans into a thoughtful documentary on his life, his work, and its effect on the litany of artists who knew him.

September 20, 2010
Record-Breaking Financial Aid, Finding Your Way

Harper College student Kevin Kim works 20 hours a week to help fund his dream of a college education, and relies on financial aid to see him through the rest of the way. The Schaumburg resident, now in his second year at the College, is one of a growing number of students seeking such assistance amid a rough economy.

September 6, 2010
Reality Check, Autism Speaker

Buying a new home - or selling a current one - is no easy task in today's rough-and-tumble market. Harper College will offer tips for making it work in a free seminar, "Real Estate in Turbulent Times: What Every Buyer and Seller Should Know," aimed at navigating 2010's realty reality.

August 30, 2010
Training Student Leaders, Observatory Birthday

Solid leadership skills matter more than ever in the competitive job market, and Harper College is helping students stand out from the crowd.

August 23, 2010
Harper Named to Military-Friendly List, Holocaust on Film

Months after establishing a new Student Veterans Association - a group offering support and camaraderie to the growing ranks of veterans on campus - Harper College has been named a Military Friendly School, an honor lauding universities and colleges nationwide for their efforts to embrace America's veterans-turned-students.

August 16, 2010
Free Classes, Hitting It Big

Harper College is daring you to learn something new. As part of its first-ever Celebration of Learning Month, the College's Continuing Education Department is letting Northwest suburban residents dabble in a new skill - for free.

August 2, 2010
Helping More Women, Ageless Learning

When 33-year-old Aisha Sheppard decided to return to college, the single mom and domestic survivor signed on for Harper College's Women's Program. The Streamwood resident is fiercely determined to get her degree, and she says the Program - which provides career planning, tuition help, life skills and education support to single parents, domestic violence victims, displaced homemakers and others - will offer an extra layer of support as she heads back to class.

July 19, 2010
Reading Room, Teaching the Oil Spill

Harper College already delivers a host of courses through its Northeast Center, a Prospect Heights satellite campus offering classes for seniors and children, computer training and career-boosting options, and English as a Second Language and GED coursework. Now, the site has its own library.

July 5, 2010
Weekend College, Scholarships Honor Former Trustee

Christine Harris has two boys and a part-time job. The Elk Grove Village resident also has a goal: to become a college graduate.

June 21, 2010
Summer Enrollment Increase, Unemployment Comedian

More recent high school graduates - and other high school students who are close to graduation - are taking advantage of Harper College for summer credit courses this year. The latest enrollment numbers show a nearly 15 percent gain over last summer in the number of new students coming to Harper straight from high school.

June 7, 2010
World Cup Buffet, Nanotech Explained

This summer's World Cup matches are so close, Harper College students can almost taste them. And they will.

May 31, 2010
Job-Nabbing Help, Still Time for Nominations

It's tough to find a job when you've been unemployed. But it helps if potential employers know you've been boosting your resume, building your skills or actively networking - not just biding your time.

May 24, 2010
New Novel, Community Resources Fair

Harper College Assistant Professor Glenn Taylor turned to his home state of West Virginia for the inspiration for his first novel, a literary debut that made him a finalist for a prestigious national writing award and earned him the support of HarperCollins Publishers.

May 10, 2010
Guitar Kids; Tell Your Story, Win a Notebook

In 2005, Harper College launched a low-cost, offsite guitar course aimed at making music accessible to more local children.

May 3, 2010
Student Turning 90, Fulbright Award

Jim Ostler will spend the morning of his 90th birthday like he spends every other Wednesday. He'll pull on his workout pants and a T-shirt, grab his cane and head to his Harper College fitness class.

April 26, 2010
Harper Hospital, Unemployed Volunteer Program

Upstairs in Harper College's Avanté Center, a series of rooms has been transformed into a hospital wing - complete with stocked patient rooms, a nurse's station, a call light system, a birthing room and nursery, and a supply room where students can pull their own meds for ailing patients.

April 19, 2010
Recycled Reading, Barn Photography

When you're done turning the pages of the book on your nightstand, consider turning it into something else.

April 12, 2010
Eco-Friendly Graduation Gowns, Speech Success

Harper College's graduation robes will be blue this spring, in honor of the College's official colors. But they'll also be green.

March 22, 2010
College Savings Answers, Entrepreneur Help

Statistics show the cost of college tuition, room and board at four-year public institutions rose by 30 percent from 1998 to 2008 - and it's still growing.

March 15, 2010
Job Fair, Law Enforcement Expo

More than 65 potential employers will converge at Harper College on Friday, March 12 for a Spring Job Fair aimed at giving area residents another shot at employment amid a downturned economy.

March 8, 2010
Navigating Job Fairs, Promoting Peace (Corps)

With unemployment still at near-record levels, job fairs have become jammed with hopeful applicants. Harper College this month will hold its first-ever seminar on navigating the daunting events.

March 1, 2010
Transfer Help, President's Ball

As a high school senior, Asma Hashim turned down a long list of universities, choosing instead to start her higher education at Harper College.

February 15, 2010
Enrollment Increase, Balloon Art

Shawn Mahoney was in his early 30s with two children and a job in the mortgage business when the recession hit hard. Facing a grim pay cut and a drop in business that he knew could cost him his livelihood, the McHenry County resident hatched a new plan: he'd become a lawyer.

February 8, 2010
Nursing for Men, Bilingual Financial Aid

Boy Scouts is for boys. Nursing can be, too. That's the message behind Saturday's First Aid Merit Badge Day at Harper College, an event led by male Harper nursing students and graduates aimed at marketing the still-female-dominated career field to local Boy Scout troops.

January 25, 2010
Creating Internships, Veterans Support

There are many Harper College students who'd like to have internships. And, Harper College Career Center Director Kathleen Canfield says, there are plenty of Chicago-area businesses that would like to have interns.

January 18, 2010
New Degree Info

Michelle Hernandez comes from a law enforcement family - her dad and a brother are police officers - and she plans to make it her career, too.

January 11, 2010
Textbooks, Careers, Award-Winning Professor

Save money on textbooks, find the career that's perfect for you, and congratulate the Award-Winning Professor!

January 4, 2010