News 2017

Harper College students walking through campus

Harper College, Northern Illinois University and Township High School District 211 have been selected to participate in a one-year “design challenge” that aims to dramatically move the needle on bachelor’s degree completion for community college students. The Michael and Susan Dell Foundation is funding the nonprofit Education Design Lab to lead the Seamless Transfer Pathway Design Challenge, which chose just four groups of two- and four-year institutions nationwide.


Professor Sam Giordano

Although Hurricanes Harvey and Irma are wreaking the most havoc more than 1,000 miles away, there are some important lessons area residents can take away from these – and other – natural disasters. Professor Sam Giordano, coordinator of Harper College’s Emergency and Disaster Management program, weighs in.


Harper College students walking through Quad

Harper College’s Diagnostic Cardiac and Medical Sonography programs are seeking volunteers interested in receiving free ultrasounds. Available ultrasound exams include carotid artery (participants must be at least 50 years old) and arteries/veins of the legs (participants must be at least 18 years old).


Harper College students on campus

Harper College is highlighting the small-scale work of artists from across the country at its 40th annual Small Works exhibition, which runs through September 29.


DePaul President Dr. Gabriel Esteban and Harper President Dr. Ken Ender

A new partnership provides Harper College students with an opportunity to earn a bachelor’s degree from DePaul University on the community college’s campus in Palatine. Beginning this fall semester, DePaul will begin admitting students in three degree programs: a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Media; a Bachelor of Arts in Professional Studies, Business Administration major; and a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology.