Jimrex Byamugisha has been a central player in Uganda's national conversation on climate change, HIV/AIDS, child labor and the World Vision organization's efforts to battle systemic poverty. This semester, he's on Harper's campus as a Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence.
Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence Jimrex Byamugisha has used his time at Harper to expose students to an African perspective on a number of issues from climate change to business in the global market.
Harper has installed a permanent outdoor solar system model that takes visitors on a short walking tour of the sun and planets.
Harper College's Ethics Bowl Team won the Two-Year College National Ethics Bowl Championship, marking the team's second consecutive title.
There's still an opportunity to donate to the Harper College Library's 22nd annual Children's Book Drive.
The Festival Chorus at Harper College is wrapping up its 50th anniversary year, but not before the community is invited to two of its most popular annual offerings.
Just in time for the holidays, student and instructor artists will showcase hundreds of original, one-of-a-kind clay pieces at the annual Harper Clay Guild sale.
Harper's student-run boutique, Studio V, will put on an anniversary party and holiday celebration on December 3.
Harper held its 15th annual Latino Summit, drawing nearly 500 students from 13 schools. The event aims to instill the value of higher education and the importance of sticking with school.
Harper College celebrated the naming of the Foglia Center for Nursing and Allied Health in honor of Vince and Pat Foglia, who recently invested a $1 million gift in the new Promise Scholarship Program.
With one show-stopping song after another, "Gypsy" tells the triumphant but heartbreaking story of the ultimate stage mother, Mama Rose, and her relentless pursuit of Vaudeville fame for her daughters. The Harper Ensemble Theatre Company will stage the award-winning musical Nov. 13-22.
Harper College's Fire Science Technology program has earned national recognition from a U.S. Fire Administration program.
Veterans, many say, make ideal entrepreneurs. They're disciplined, they take ownership and they bring a certain maturity and global perspective to the table. To support them in their entrepreneurial endeavors, Harper will hold its first Veterans Entrepreneurship Day this Thursday.
A Vaudeville show will highlight the 23rd annual DeaFest at Harper College, a celebration of deaf culture and pride.
A new partnership with Governors State University will let Harper College students get a bachelor's degree in criminal justice without ever leaving campus.
Harper will honor its newest Distinguished Alumni for outstanding career and community achievements.
Harper will observe Disability Awareness Week with a series of events including a documentary screening, an exhibit and a panel examining the issues that face individuals with disabilities who are seeking employment.
Harper's bond refinancing initiative yielded a lower interest rate than anticipated, resulting in additional savings to taxpayers in the district.
Music and art icon Exene Cervenka will visit Harper College for an intimate reading of her work and a look back at her role in Los Angeles' early punk scene.
The community is invited to a Self-Care Symposium on Oct. 22 to learn more about over-the-counter medications and their effect on one's health.
A new art exhibit featuring the work of Esau McGhee explores the themes of class and race in the urban environment.
The number of Harper College students defaulting on their federal student loans has dropped significantly, according to new U.S. Department of Education data.
High school juniors and seniors - along with their parents - are invited to see why more than a third of area graduates turn to Harper College to begin their journey in higher education. Hundreds are expected to attend the Open House, which runs from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15.
Harper College was well represented on the 40 Under 40 Emerging Nurse Leader Awards, which recognizes some of the most outstanding young nurses in Illinois.
The Harper Symphony Orchestra will put on a concert Oct. 11 as part of the 10th annual Latin Music Festival, a Chicago-area celebration of music from Latin America, Portugal and Spain.
Harper College ranks among the safest college campuses in the U.S., according to a recently released report by HomeInsurance.com.
Harper College will welcome bestselling Latino authors Luís Alberto Urrea and Juana Bordas to campus Tuesday, Oct. 6, for a pair of free events celebrating culture and community.
Stringfusion, a dynamic ensemble of musicians led by former Cirque du Soleil electric violinist and Harper College faculty member Edgar Gabriel, will put on a concert Sept. 29.
Harper College will open its Observatory doors this Sunday night for a particularly special celestial event. The total lunar eclipse on Sept. 27 will coincide with a so-called "supermoon," a pairing that hasn't happened in more than three decades and won't again for another 18 years.
The White House announced that Harper College will receive $2.5 million to support Apprenticeships on Demand, a new initiative at the Palatine, Ill., community college that aims to integrate technical instruction and on-the-job learning to train workers in high-growth and high-demand fields including insurance, IT and manufacturing.
U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan visited campus on Wednesday to recognize the Harper Promise Scholarship Program and discuss the importance of public-private partnerships. The Harper College Educational Foundation also announced it has received a $1 million donation to support the initiative.
The Karl G. Henize Observatory at Harper has given Chicago-area residents a closer look at the universe for 25 years. To mark the milestone, the College will hold a free, open-to-the-public celebration on Sept. 12 followed by a viewing of the night skies.
John Knudsen, the first fulltime professor to be hired at Harper College, was known both for the impact he had on students during his long, illustrious teaching career and the prolific artistic practice he maintained. The College is paying tribute to the painter and printmaker's legacy with its new art exhibit, "John A. Knudsen: Retrospective."
The kickoff for this year's One Book, One Harper community reading initiative will take advantage of summer's remaining days. The blockbuster movie "Guardians of the Galaxy" will be shown Saturday, Sept. 12, as part of Harper's "Superheroes Under the Stars: Outdoor Movie Night" event on the College's main campus, 1200 W. Algonquin Road in Palatine. Admission is free.
Harper College's diagnostic medical sonography program is in good company. MedicalTechnologySchools.com, an online resource for prospective students interested in medical technology, recently highlighted some of the best schools in the field including Harper.
Representatives of global security provider Northrop Grumman, one of the largest manufacturers in the northwest suburbs, joined U.S. Representative Tammy Duckworth at Harper to highlight the need to train more students for jobs in advanced manufacturing.
Harper College will help lead a national trend with the launch of a community health worker certificate program. Students will prepare for positions such as community health advocates, lay health educators, community health representatives, patient navigators and Promotores de Salud.
The Harper Ensemble Theatre Company's upcoming production of "Over the Tavern" will offer a humorous and touching depiction of 1950s Americana. The play will run August 28 through September 6.
A new event aims to give students a leg up. "Involve Yourself!" will offer new students a glimpse into what the college experience really looks like, how to get involved and how to be successful. The daylong program, which takes place Aug. 22, will also connect students and attempt to build an understanding of their different cultures and backgrounds.
There's no doubt about the success of One Million Degrees, a program that sees scholars graduating at a rate three times the national average. OMD is also showing the life-changing role mentors can play. Just look at Motta de Mello's story.
Harper's new Entrepreneurship program aims to set up Generation Y - and all those with an entrepreneurial spirit - for success.
Lina Loncar, a working mother of two young children, just graduated with a near-4.0 GPA from Harper's Fast Track program. Her story is inspiring others, who can learn more at an upcoming information session.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
Harper College is accepting nominations for its 2015 Distinguished Alumni Awards, an annual honor saluting former students for outstanding career and community achievements.
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.
Harper will put a spotlight on autism awareness - literally - by lighting up the Performing Arts Center the night of April 2. The effort is part of the global Light It Up Blue campaign.
An ambitious new initiative will provide public high school students in the Northwest suburbs with two years of free tuition at Harper College - if they're willing to earn it.
The American Council on Education (ACE) announced that Dr. Kenya F. Ayers, Dean for Academic Enrichment and Engagement at Harper College, has been named an ACE Fellow for academic year 2015-16.
To Harper College student Hasan Fetahi, working for NASA one day would be the greatest achievement of his professional life - the pinnacle of a career devoted to science. The Hanover Park native will get a peek into that world next month as one of the students selected to participate in the NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars project.
Whether it meant manning the factory line, serving in the U.S. Armed Forces, taking part in espionage or getting creative in the kitchen due to rations, World War II was an interesting time for women. A trio of panelists will explore those roles during a lively discussion, "Finding a Woman's Place in World War II," on Tuesday.
Harper College's Speech and Debate team added another state title to its collection last weekend, placing first among all two-year schools at the Illinois Intercollegiate Forensics Association Tournament.
Small-scale artwork from artists across the nation is currently on display in Harper College's 38th annual National Juried Exhibition, a celebration of mini masterpieces.
How you conduct yourself at the table can impact business relationships and your credibility, according to career experts. With this in mind, 30 Harper College students interested in adding the skill set to their professional repertoire will take part in an upcoming etiquette dinner.
The Harper Ensemble Theatre Company will bring the humorous and razor-sharp satire of Bruce Norris' "Clybourne Park" to life. Performances begin Friday, March 13.
Registration is now open for Harper College's InZone summer enrichment and sports camp, which has been creating memorable summers for children ages 8 to 14 for more than a decade.
Industry experts in education, economics, human resources and manufacturing will gather at the 2015 Manufacturer Summit on March 4 with the goal of transforming perceptions about manufacturing careers and continuing to build a pipeline of skilled workers with technical training.
High school sophomores, juniors and seniors - along with their parents - are invited to an Open House to see why nearly 40 percent of recent area graduates turn to Harper College to begin their journey in higher education.
Harper College has adopted a new mission statement that will help determine future initiatives and serve as a guide to leaders developing the next five-year strategic plan.
The Harper College Board of Trustees approved a $3.50 per credit hour tuition increase at its regularly scheduled meeting on Feb. 25, following a Board policy adopted in 2012 to approve small yearly increases aimed at keeping tuition costs manageable and predictable for students.
Harper College's Ethics Bowl team has made history, winning the Two-Year College Championship for the second time and becoming the first team from a two-year institution ever to advance to the quarterfinals in the larger Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl Championship.
Award-winning classical guitarist Lily Afshar will visit campus March 5 to lead a master class and perform at the Drama Lab Theatre (Black Box).
More than 30 Rolling Meadows eighth-graders will get an in-depth look at college life - including tips from students and tours of facilities - as part of a Harper College initiative aimed at turning on local elementary and middle-school children to the prospect of higher education.
The co-hosts of Sound Opinions, the nation's most popular radio rock and roll talk show, will lead a cutting edge, half-day boot camp at Harper College on Feb. 28.
Harper College's first cohort of CERT (Community Emergency Response Training) team students will put their new know-how to the test with a series of mock disaster scenarios.
One Book, One Harper's spring events will kick off Monday with a film screening of "The Tuskegee Airmen," a story that focuses on the exploits of the groundbreaking unit of African-American combat pilots who served in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II.
Board Trustee Bill Kelley and Student Trustee Marisa Andreuccetti recently attended the 2015 Community College National Legislative Summit in Washington, D.C.
Despite the snow and chilly temps, it won't be too long before the convertible tops come down and motorcyclists are out in droves. That means registration is now open for Harper College's popular - and free - Motorcycle Safety Training program.
Surveys show about 60 percent of new students at Harper College intend to transfer. Helping students to get there is the College's upcoming Transfer Fair, which will boast representatives from nearly 70 four-year colleges and universities from across the nation.
Whether it's the first time stepping foot onto a college campus or a return to college after an extended absence, prospective adult learners have questions and concerts that differ from traditional students. With that in mind, Harper will hold an adult information session Feb. 17.
The newest exhibition at Harper College's Art Exhibition Space, "Records are Written in Stone," features a series of photo-based work and recent projects by Ryan Thompson.
The Harper Symphony Orchestra will channel the rich New Orleans tradition of Fat Tuesday at its upcoming concert, "Mardi Gras."
Instructor Shilpi Saxena says to always cook with love, to trust your instincts and go by your taste. She'll try to show students the way through a tour of Indian food during three hands-on classes put on by Harper College's Continuing Education Department.
To help navigate the often stressful process of filing your taxes, Harper College's Learning and Career Center will offer free tax preparation to eligible community members.
Harper College and the Palatine Fire Department are partnering to offer CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) training starting Feb. 2, equipping residents with the skills to prepare for the worst.
The co-hosts of Sound Opinions, the nation's most popular radio rock and roll talk show, will lead a cutting edge, half-day boot camp at Harper College aimed at showing musicians how to take their band from the basement to the stage.
Harper College students will honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by taking part in the MLK Day of Service.
Harper College for Business will offer an interactive workshop on Jan. 23 that teaches concrete techniques to defuse anger and avoid behaviors or language that may escalate conflicts at work.
Harper College's 10th annual Chamber Music Festival will showcase more than 15 of the music department's most accomplished artist faculty performing great works from the classical chamber music repertoire.
Harper College will offer a free public economics lesson on Jan. 21 aimed at deciphering the economy and the financial market for 2015.
Harper College's Diagnostic Medical Sonography programs are seeking volunteers interested in receiving a free ultrasound.
A live auction will be held featuring hundreds of pieces of furniture, appliances and other items being cleared out to make way for the upcoming renovation of Building D.