Harper Stories

Coolhead Welding Helmet

Eric Emery - Cool Head, LLC

September 06, 2023

Welders regularly face exposure to dangerous fumes in their work environment, which is often in an enclosed space. According to OSHA, depending on the type of fumes and length of exposure, a welder may be at risk of injuries that include eye, nose and throat irritation; dizziness and nausea; damage to lungs, kidneys, and nervous system; certain types of cancer; and asphyxiation. Read More

A crowd in lawn chairs listens to a jazz band perform at the outdoor Ender Pavilion

Summer Concert Series 2023

May 19, 2023

Grab a blanket or lawn chair and join us for Harper's Summer Concert Series, starting June 8 at the Drs. Kenneth and Catherine Ender Outdoor Pavilion on the north side of Harper's campus. Get the weekly lineup

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Be a sleuth when applying for scholarships

December 20, 2022

Finding scholarships to pay for college expenses can feel a bit overwhelming but in the long run they can really pay off! Here are some valuable tips to help you (or the college student in your family) find money. Read More

Calliope Design

Caryn Mitchell, Founder of Calliope Design

December 14, 2022

Pablo Picasso once said, “The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.” Artist and entrepreneur Caryn Mitchell creates art that not only awakens souls, it makes them sing. She believes that art should inspire and spark joy as well as transform a space. In addition to creating stunning custom works, Caryn has begun to expand her palette by offering retail pieces. She also brings her artistic passion to identity design, designing branding in harmony with her clients’ corporate culture and goals. Read More

Pack of Ergo Openers

Ergonomic Bottle Caps, LLC ergobottlecaps.com

December 14, 2022

Approximately 50 billion water bottles per year are sold in the U.S., yet many people are unable to open them due to manual dexterity issues. Andrew Ziccardi realized this on a sweltering day in 2010, when an elderly woman asked him to open a water bottle for her. The realization sparked a quest to invent a product that would empower people to easily twist off the small lids. In 2015, Andrew launched Ergonomic Bottle Caps, LLC, with its flagship consumer product, ErgoOpenerTM, available on Amazon as well as in stores in Illinois, Arizona and Ohio. Read More

Last Updated: 9/22/23