Harper Happenings

Harper Happening Newsletter

Programs, Events and Activities for Harper Students

December 2020


Contents in newsletter are correct at time of publication.


Please check the Events Calendar atharpercollege.edu and the Student Involvement

Instagram page at harperstudentinvolvementfor the most up-to-date details and registration links.



Commemorative Dates and Observances This Month

Thursday, December 3: International Day of Persons with Disabilities



Don’t Miss This Upcoming Events


Erasing the Distance

Wednesday, December 2

1 – 2 PM


Erasing the Distance collects true stories from people whose lives have been impacted by mental health issues and sculpt their actual words into monologues and scenes.


Connect via harper.webex.com

WebEx Event Number: 146 636 2219

Password: Password: ASL4DZ4



ASL interpreters and captioning will be provided.



Pride Club presents LGBTQ+ Discrimination in the Arts

Monday, December 7

6 - 7 PM


Join Pride Club in this discussion with instructor, choreographer, and marching artist, Michael Stolberg, as he presents on LGBTQ+ discrimination in arts administration and casting.


Connect via harper.webex.com

Webex event number: 146 468 6685

Password: zCiCTc4aT82




Follow Pride Club on Instagram @pridehawks



Hawk Talk


A student focused program on Instagram. New content airs Tuesdays at 12 PM.


December 1:                Holiday Fitness Survival Tips

December 8:                Stress Management with Finals and the Holidays

December 15:             Transferring




Harper Talks: The Harper Alumni Podcast

A co-production of Harper Alumni Program and WHCM Radio


Listen in as Harper alumni share their stories, experiences, and life journeys. Through Harper Talks conversations led by Assistant Professor of Communication Arts Brian Shelton, Alumni are invited to share how education, career successes and failures and human connection have impacted them along the way.


Harper Talks is a co-production of WHCM 88.3 Harper Student Radio and the Harper Alumni Program. WHCM students assist with editing and production of each episode. Original podcast theme music composed by Harper student Aidan Cashman.


Harper Talks episodes can be found on all podcast streaming services including Spotify, Apple and Android or by searching “Harper Talks” at harpercollege.edu.


WHCM 88. 3 FM

Listen Live and entire show schedule available at harperradio.com




Student Activities Board meets every-other week to plan events for all Harper students.

Join us to learn events planning, meet new friends and have fun.

Upcoming meetings:

Thursday, December 3

Thursday, January 21

2 – 3 PM


Search “Student Activities Board” at harpercollege.edu


Follow Student Activities Board on Instagram @harpercollegesab


Club Corner


More than 35 clubs are meeting remotely this fall. Search “Virtual Clubs” at harpercollege.edu for information about the clubs and contact information for club advisors.





The Harper College Library


The Library Building is closed, but online services are open. Limited curbside services are available.


Student Book Discussion: Humans of New York: Stories

Thursday, December 10

7 to 8 PM

Friday, December 11

2 to 3 PM

Chat live 24/7 with a librarian or visit our Student Resource Page at harpercollege.edu/library



Student Information



Monday, December 14 - Friday, December 18


Spring Semester 2021

Registration begins Monday, November 9, 2020

Classes start Tuesday, January 19, 2020

Visit harpercollege.edu for information



Remember to check the website for the latest updates about campus; COVID-19 may impact access.




Resources and Services for Harper Students



Scholarships and Financial Assistance


Everyone should apply for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)! Applications are open now for 2021 -2022. Apply early to maximize aid. Applications can be completed in a little as 25 minutes.

Financial Aid questions can be directed to the One Stop Center





Job Placement Resource Center

Contact the Job Placement Resource Center to learn about LinkedIn and how having a LinkedIn profile can help you get the job you desire!


Job Placement Resource Center








Diabetes Support Network Meeting

Thursday, December 10

1 - 2 PM

Network to allow individuals from Harper who are living with diabetes (or are helping someone manage their own diabetes) to come together to share their stories, experiences and resources.



Thursday, December 3, is known as International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Not all disabilities are visible, such as mental illness, chronic pain or fatigue, sight or hearing impairments, diabetes, brain injuries, neurological disorders, learning differences and cognitive dysfunctions, and among others. Access and Disability Services at Harper serves as a resource for students who might need support or resources for any disability. Email ads@harpercollege.edu with any questions.



This holiday season, it's especially important to protect yourself and those around you from COVID-19 and other illnesses. The safest option is to stay home and continue practicing physical distancing. However, if you choose to gather, here are a few considerations from the Centers for Disease Control to help you and others stay safer around the holidays:


  • Consider hosting or attending outdoor gatherings if possible


  • Provide or encourage mask wearing if around others not living in your household


  • If you are planning to go out of your household, consider strictly avoiding contact with people outside of your household for 14 days before the gathering.


  • Limit number of attendees at gatherings as much as possible.


  • Encourage mask wearing, wash your hands with soap and water and bring hand sanitizer.


For more information visit the CDC website at cdc.gov


Campus Recreation

Chillax and Breathe

Virtual Fitness Workout

Thursday, December 10

8 - 9 AM


Life can be stressful so take some to time to chill and relax. Move, stretch and breathe with us as we lead you through natural movements, mindful meditations, and breathing techniques that will help calm the nervous system and disarms the flight or fight response. All Levels and no equipment needed.



Free Virtual Fitness Workouts

visit harpercollege.edu/campusrec



Legal Guidance


Free for Harper students

Immigration Legal Services


Please provide your student ID number when requesting an appointment.

Email and telephone appointments are available in English, Korean, Polish and Spanish.

Please mention that you are a Harper student.

Contact Lia H. Kim-Yi

Director of Immigration Law Practice

North Suburban Legal Aid Clinic




Please mention that you are a Harper student.




Connect with Us on Social Media

Harper College Social Media

@harpercollege on Instagram.

Also connect with us on YouTube and Twitter! 



@harperhawks on Instagram 



Campus Recreation

@harpercampusrec on Instagram

Also connect with us on Facebook! 



Harper Wellness

@harper_wellness on Instagram

Also connect with us on YouTube and TikTok!


Job Placement

Resource Center

@harper_jprc on Instagram




@harpercollegelibrary on Instagram



Student Involvement

@harperstudentinvolvement on Instagram

Also connect with us on Facebook


Veterans Center

@harpercollegesva on Instagram


Stay connected through winter break.



Student email and communications:

Remember to visit your student portal and check your student email for important dates and information.


Upcoming Events



Intramural Mask Madness

Check Campus Recreation for Details

Individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation or who have questions about physical access may email ads@harpercollege.edu or call 947.925.6266 at least one week in advance of the event date.



Harper College is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status,

veteran status or sexual orientation.



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