Commencement, scholarships, new student trustees joins college board and more in the lastest news from Palatine's Harper College.
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Friday, May 10, 2013
Kerin Ramirez of Addison is next expected in court on June 28, according to the Daily Herald.
A DuPage County judgecut the $300,000 bail for Kerin Ramirez, a Harper College wrestler accused of invading the Carol Stream-area home of a police sergeant, in half on Thursday, according to the Daily Herald. Ramirez, 21, has been in jail for more than 18 months. A home invasion trial this past April ended in a hung jury, according to the Daily Herald. Read more on this story.
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
The college saw a 1.5 percent decrease in its full-time enrollment this school year.
Harper College saw a decrease in full-time enrollment for 2013. A spring 2013 enrollment report released by the Illinois Community College Board showed enrollment at Harper dropped by 1.5 percent for the 2013 school year while other area community colleges, such as McHenry County and the College of Lake County saw increases in enrollment, according to a McHenry County College press release. Here is a look at how area community colleges ranked when it came to 2013 enrollment: Nationally, two-year community college have seen tuition numbers increase since 2007, according to the news release. Between 2000 and 2010, national enrollment numbers increased from 5.9 to 7.7 million for students attending community colleges. By 2021, that number …
Sunday, April 28, 2013
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Friday, April 26, 2013
Harper College's 25-year partnership with Motorola Solutions is the winner of a first-time national award recognizing outstanding college-corporate collaboration.
Friday, March 29, 2013
David Finch, a McHenry man who chronicled his ongoing journey with Asperger Syndrome in a 2012 bestselling memoir, will visit Harper College to share his story with the public. His talk, at 7 p.m. Monday, April 1 in the College’s Building J Theatre, is fr
Sunday, March 10, 2013
Buffalo Grove resident Donna Chung, a trained opera singer, now works as a potter and jewelry maker.
It was while she was baking cookies one morning that Buffalo Grove resident Donna Chung broke a bowl and began the path to a new career. “I was mixing dough in a beautiful ceramic bowl,” she recalled. When she went to place the bowl in the refrigerator, she bumped the bowl and it broke. Chung soon learned that the bowl was not made to handle food, and she decided that she wanted to learn how to make her own functional earthenware. Chung, a long-time opera singer, was soon taking pottery classes at suburban studios. Now, three years later, her work can be found on display and for sale at art festivals, local stores and galleries and most recently at Harper College. “I wanted something I could touch and feel,” she said of her career change…
Saturday, March 9, 2013
There's always a lot going on at Harper College, from public events to student and professor triumphs.
Friday, March 1, 2013
The cost for one credit hour will go up by $2 beginning in the summer 2013 semester.
Harper College students will soon be paying more per credit hour. The college’s board of trustees approved increasing tuition by $2 per credit hour beginning in the summer 2013 semester, the Daily Herald reports. Tuition will increase from $106.50 to $108.50 per credit hour for in-district residents. Full-time students taking 12 credit hours per semester will now pay $1,302. Officials at the community college say the tuition increase was necessary, partly due to the lack of funding from the state of Illinois. Harper College District 512 includes all or portions of the following communities: Arlington Heights, Barrington, Barrington Hills, Buffalo Grove, Carpentersville, Deer Park, Des Plaines, Elk Grove Village, Fox River Grove, Hanover …
Thursday, February 28, 2013
For years, Harper College professor Greg Herriges has taught classes on rock n’ roll history. Now, he’s becoming part of rock n’ roll history.