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Two fashion students shine at international competition

Harper is making a name for itself in one of the fashion capitals of the world. Two students were the only Americans to place in the prestigious Hand & Lock embroidery competition in London.

Dec 18, 2014
Santa Claus for Paws to help furry friends in need

The organizers of Harper's Santa Claus for Paws event are making their annual call for food and items to benefit dog and cat shelters.

Dec 18, 2014
Get in the holiday spirit at popular Sing-Along Messiah Concert

Harper College's Festival Chorus will take a cue from a longstanding Chicago holiday tradition and hold its second annual Sing-Along Messiah Concert.

Dec 11, 2014
Harper, area high school districts highlight partnership at White House Summit

Harper President Dr. Ken Ender joined the superintendents of Districts 211, 214 and 220 at the recent White House College Opportunity Summit.

Dec 10, 2014
Have an entrepreneurial spirit?

Understanding business fundamentals is key to the success of a business. With that in mind, Harper College's Small Business Development Center is holding a series of free workshops this winter aimed at assisting both prospective and current business owners in their ventures.

Dec 10, 2014
HSO to perform holiday classics

The Harper Symphony Orchestra will perform several holiday classics during a family-friendly concert Dec. 14.

Dec 10, 2014
Holiday big band concert the latest One Book, One Harper event

The One Book, One Harper community reading initiative's latest event will be a festive big band holiday performance, "A Swingin' Season with The Steve Cooper Orchestra."

Dec 08, 2014
New Studio V to hold grand reopening

The professional, student-run Studio V boutique recently opened in a newly renovated - and far more visible - space on the east side of campus. Check it out at the grand reopening celebration on Dec. 4.

Dec 02, 2014
Harper partners with Illinois Holocaust Museum for lecture

Harper College has partnered with the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center in Skokie for an annual lecture by Dr. Peter Hayes, an internationally respected expert in Holocaust history.

Dec 02, 2014
Meet the man behind PostSecret

Frank Warren, the man behind the blog phenomenon, will come to Harper Dec. 4 to share stories and discuss how the anonymous postcards he posts can have tremendous healing powers.

Dec 01, 2014

Harper College featured on WGN-TV.


PALATINE, IL – For the past five-plus years, landing that first job has been complicated by the economy, mountains of student load debt, unpaid internships, older workers not retiring and kids moving back home. WGN-TV’s Lourdes Duarte reports on the first job detours many 20-somethings and their families are taking, and how they’re adapting. Harper students Andrew Castro and Andrea Zito share their stories.

Press Contact: Kim Pohl, Media Relations Manager, 847.925.6159