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Sample Lifelong Learning Institute's fall offerings at free program preview

Harper's Lifelong Learning Institute, which boasts more than 100 courses for students ages 55 and up, will offer a free Program Preview on August 5.

July 30, 2015
Students get first look at new Geographic Information Systems program

Harper will launch a Geographic Information Systems certificate program this fall, and students in Harper's Adelante Academy are currently getting a glimpse into the technology.

July 23, 2015
One Book, One Harper embraces graphic novels

One Book, One Harper won't exactly live up to its name this time around. For its fifth installment, the annual reading initiative will feature not one, but four selections from the graphic novel arena.

July 17, 2015
Free sustainability event can benefit your wallet

Harper College is working to promote a sustainable future on campus and beyond. With that in mind, the community is invited to a free lunch program, "Whole Home Efficiency: Ways to Save Energy and Money."

July 15, 2015
Studio V holding series of trunk shows

Harper's Studio V boutique is offering an even closer look into the collections of various student and community artists with a series of trunk shows.

July 15, 2015
FMA, Harper College Partner to Construct New Metal Fabrication Lab

The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association (FMA) has partnered with Harper College for the construction of a new $1.5 million facility designed to create critically needed skilled workers for area manufacturers and related businesses. The new 6,000 square foot FMA Metal Fabrication Lab, funded in part by a $500,000 grant from the FMA, will double the size of Harper's current manufacturing lab.

June 29, 2015
IMA Education Foundation Presents Scholarship Award to Harper College

The Illinois Manufacturers' Association (IMA) Education Foundation awarded Harper College $25,000 in scholarship funds for meeting a series of set standards and performing at a high level of active engagement to foster greater educational opportunities within the field of manufacturing.

June 23, 2015
Fashion show to embrace fantasy, fairy tales

With the cultural popularity of fables, fairy tales and fantasy at its peak in recent years, Harper College's fashion department is embracing the idea for this year's spring fashion show.

May 8, 2015
Call for Distinguished Alumni nominations

Harper College is accepting nominations for its 2015 Distinguished Alumni Awards, an annual honor saluting former students for outstanding career and community achievements.

April 7, 2015
Holocaust survivor to visit campus

Holocaust survivor Mitchell Winthrop will visit Harper College to discuss his harrowing experience and inspirational story of survival as part of the One Book, One Harper community reading initiative.

April 7, 2015

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