Inspire U Experience Expo

Harper instructor with fencing students

1–5 p.m.

Experience the best of what Continuing Education and the Community Music and Arts Center have to offer through interactive workshops and performances throughout the day. 


1–2 p.m.
Building D, Room D193

Harper College: The First 50 Years presented by Jim Edstrom

How did horse country in Palatine give rise to a sprawling institution serving more than 35,000 students annually? Harper College Professor Jim Edstrom shares the community college’s 50-year history and the personalities that have shaped it.

Workshops (no experience necessary)

Building D

Time Room D193 Room D195 Room D178

2–2:30 p.m.

Astronomy: Fantastic Space Exploration and Cutting Edge Discoveries,
Jim Kovac

Career Exploration Seminar Information Technology and Job Trends

Becoming an Adjunct College Professor,
Rich Krupa

2:45–3:15 p.m.

Spanish in 30 Minutes!,
Rene Castellanos

Make Money Flying Drones,
Vince Donahue

A Backyard Art Experience,
Ben Olsson

3:30–4 p.m.

Paws for a Moment - Learn to Do What You Love and Love What You Do,
Deanne Pawlisch

From Humor to Health, Drones, 
Dobie Maxwell


4:15–5 p.m.

Holistic Health: Inflammation,
Dr. Kristen Halland

Break into an Information Technology (IT) career,
Ed Gallagher

Drum Workshop, 
Issa Boulos



Building D - Starbucks Lobby

Time Performance

12:45–1:15 p.m.

String Orchestra,
Edgar Gabriel, Director

1:40–2 p.m.

World Music Ensemble,
Issa Boulos, Director

2:30–2:50 p.m.

Public Improv Workshop,
Deb Quentel and Tracy Boland

3:15–3:40 p.m.

Harper's Back Porch Revue,
Scott Cashman & Bekr Ali, Directors

4–4:20 p.m.

Fencing Demonstration,
Rene Castellanos

InspireU Arts

Building D

Time Activity

1-5 p.m.

CMAC Virtual Gallery 
Images of art and books produced by our Community Music and Arts Center students and instructors, playing continuously on screen.

1-5 p.m.

Arts Hunt
Look for marked parcels containing a book, music CD or small piece of art to keep. Hidden in and around Building D.