New Mass Communication Studio Open House Among Many Student Events at Highland

Freeport, Illinois –  Highland welcomes the community to take a stroll around their campus, enjoy the sounds of their many community choirs and musical groups, listen to a guest lecturer, watch an athletic event, and, perhaps, enroll in a class or two.

Highland has the following upcoming student and public events coming up that you might want to make a point to attend.

Tuesday, Nov. 1 – New Mass Communication Studio Open House, 5 to 6:30 p.m. Alumni, current and prospective students, and the community are invited to tour the new production studio. At 6:45 p.m., guests can watch a live production of “Highland Unplugged,” a multi-camera recording of a local musical act performing an acoustic set.

Thursday, Nov. 3 – Opening Reception for the HCC Visual Arts Faculty Exhibit, 4:30 to 6 p.m. View recent work by the current Visual Arts faculty during special opening reception with free hors d’oeuvres.

Friday, Nov. 4 – BINGO Night, 5 – 7 p.m. A prize for every game! Student/Conference Center, HCC Cafeteria, sponsored by Student Senate. Open Mic Night, 7 – 9 p.m. Sign up in the HCC Cafeteria.

Saturday, Nov. 5 – Showcase of the Nursing Lab Simulation Equipment, 10 a.m. to noon Demonstrations of state-of-the-art-simulation manikins with participation of area emergency first responders.

Saturday, Nov. 5 – Chemistry Lab Open House and Presentation, 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Chemistry lab demonstrations including Gummi Bears in Potassium Chlorate in N-127 and a renovation presentation in N-107.

Saturday, Nov. 5 – Alumni and Community Celebration, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free hot dogs/brats chips and beverage served outside the YMCA/Sports Center.

  • Free Clydesdale-Drawn Wagon Rides from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Women’s Alumni Basketball Game at 10:30 in the Larry F. Kahl Gymnasium
  • Inflatables and Face Painting for Children from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Guided Campus Tours at 10:30, 11, 11:30, noon, and 12:30 – see the new chemistry lab, nursing lab simulation manikins, mass communication studio, and more
  • 160 Driving Academy Semi on-site for kids to sit in cab

Alumni Association Hat Day, First 100 HCC alums to come to the games and join the Alumni Association or update their contact information get a free Alumni Association baseball hat. Wear your orange with pride!

Free admission to the Women’s and Men’s Basketball Home Opener Doubleheader
Women’s game at 1 p.m. and men tip-off at 3 p.m.

Program and recognition of area veterans Between the women’s and men’s game at approximately 2:30 p.m. in the Larry F. Kahl Gymnasium.

Post-Game Celebration at Eilerts – Age 21 and over, 1100 W. Galena Ave. Freeport, Free hors d’oeuvres while supplies last.

Big Post-Game Party – All Ages, 5 – 7 p.m. in the Larry F. Kahl Gymnasium Knocker Balls competition, caricature artist, carnival games with prizes, obstacle course, Selfie photo booth, pizza and soda.

Student Dance Following the Post-Game Party, 7 – 11 p.m. Student/Conference Center, H-201, HCC students, high school students and friends welcome, voting for Homecoming Dance King and Queen.

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