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The Diversity Committee presents recipes from all around the world. Try this tasty dish from Peru.

Peruvian Chicken Soup

Peruvian Chicken Soup

Peruvian Chicken Soup (Aguadito de Pollo)
·       4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves – cut in half
·       salt and pepper to taste
·       1/2 cup olive oil
·       1 medium onion, chopped
·       1 teaspoon minced garlic
·       1 tablespoon seeded, minced serrano chile
·       1/2 cup chopped cilantro
·       1 cup green peas
·       1 cup corn
·       1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
·       10 cups chicken broth
·       4 Yukon Gold potatoes, cut in half
·       1 cup uncooked white rice
1.    Season the chicken with salt and pepper. Heat the olive oil in a large, heavy pot over medium-high heat. Stir in the onion, garlic, and serrano chili; cook until the onion has softened, about 1 minute. Add the chicken, and continue to cook for 5 minutes.
2.    Stir in the cilantro, peas, corn, and red pepper; cook for 1 minute. Pour in the chicken broth, potatoes, and rice. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer until the chicken is opaque and the potatoes are tender, about 40 minutes.
WHAT: CPCC will host works by abstract artists Andi Steele and Kyle Worthy May 15 through August 7 in its Ross Galleries.

Andi Steele
Andi Steele, an assistant professor of sculpture at UNC Wilmington, creates site-specific installations involving brightly colored monofilament wire that she strings across spaces. She designed her piece “Burst” around the front window of Ross Gallery I, an area usually used to frame and showcase art hanging in the gallery. When visitors look through the window, they will see little: a few lines and a little color. The whole of the work cannot be experienced without going into, and interacting with, the altered space. Steele encourages guests to walk in, look up, sit down, move through, look around and find their place.
Kyle Worthy
While Steele abstracts physical space, Kyle Worthy abstracts memories tied to place in his photographs. In “Anyone’s Ghost,” Worthy presents a series of landscape photographs that are both highly specific and nonspecific at the same time. Blurred images taken from a variety of locations are manipulated, toyed with and blended. He then infuses them with anonymity so they become relevant to all viewers, sparking remnants of our own distant memories tied to place.
May 15 – August 7, 2014
10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Monday – Thursday
Opening Reception: May 15 from 5 – 7 p.m. in Ross Gallery
WHERE: Andi Steele: Ross Gallery I, CPCC Central Campus
Kyle Worthy: Ross Gallery II, CPCC Central Campus
CONTACT: For more information and hi-res images, please contact Grace Cote at ext. 6211 or at grace.cote@cpcc.edu.

CPCC’s Center for Sustainability is excited to host to two educational film screenings this semester. Both events are free and open to the college community and local residents. We hope to see you there!

April 24, 7 p.m.
The Real Dirt on Farmer John
Tate Hall, Overcash Center, CPCC Central Campus

May 28, 7 p.m.
MOTHER: Caring for Seven Billion
Tate Hall, Overcash Center, CPCC Central Campus

To learn more about these films and events, please visit https://www.cpcc.edu/cfs/spring-2014-film-series.


CPCC is offering Feature/Editorial Writing (JOU217) for the first time at the PBS Charlotte television station in fall 2014. The station, at 3242 Commonwealth Avenue, is on the CATS bus line as well. journalism
Feature Writing is part of CPCC’s new, expanded journalism curriculum. The course is a college transfer elective and is included in the Mass Communication/Journalism pre-major. UNCC also accepts JOU217 as the equivalent of the Feature Writing course the university offers.
Feature/Editorial Writing students will be writing timeless features, topical editorials, entertainment reviews and human interest profiles. The students also will market their writing as freelancers to print and/or online publications.
  • The course meets Tues./Thurs.: 11:15 a.m.-1:05 p.m., WTVI, 3242 Commonwealth Avenue, just three miles from Central Campus
  • Pre-requisites: ENG111 and JOU110 (with “C” or better)
  • Register soon. This class is not offered every semester.
 “Students will benefit from a terrific state-of-the art classroom for these courses with computer stations and video editing software that is housed in the WTVI building,” said Liz Rogers, journalism instructor. “The technology provides outstanding opportunities for hands-on learning in the mass media field.”
The College also is offering Introduction to Journalism (JOU110) at the TV station.
JOU110 will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30 -10:45 a.m., and JOU217 will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:15 a.m. – 1:05 p.m. at the television station in August. ENG111 is the pre-requisite course for JOU110, and JOU110 is the prerequisite for JOU217.
For more information, contact Ms. Liz Rogers at 704.330.6063 or at Elizabeth.rogers@cpcc.edu.

Registration is here, are you in GOOD STANDING?


CPCC has a standard of Academic Progress where students must earn a 2.0 GPA each term. You can check out your Academic Standing by logging into MyCollege and clicking on “MyProfile” under the academic profile category. Scroll down and look at the box labeled Standards of Academic Progress.

If you see Good Standing then you are good to go!

If you are listed as Academic Warning or Academic Probation also look up your Academic Advisor in the box below. Find your Academic Advisor’s contact information and make an appointment to meet with your advisor ASAP, and definitely before registration begins!

Remember to register early to get the best selection for the classes you want!

Check out more information at http://www.cpcc.edu/ican/get-advised.

CPCC gender-neutral/family restroom locations are now available on the CPCC website at http://www.cpcc.edu/about/parking-maps-and-locations/restroom-facilities.Unisex-Bathroom

CPCC Dance Theatre will present “Seeds of Change” on April 25, 26 and 27 in Pease Auditorium on the CPCC Central Campus.
Celebrate the coming of spring with this concert series featuring choreography by CPCC dance faculty members Katharyn Horne, Melissa Pihos and Clay Daniel.
Featured performances include Pantheon, The Wives, Bohemian Suite, Slick and Rogue Time.
Tickets are $10 and $5 for students, faculty and staff and retirees with college ID and children, 10 and under.
Purchase online at tix.cpcc.edu or call the SunTrust Box Office at 704.330.6534.


The N.C. Governor has proclaimed April as North Carolina Community College Excellence in Education Month.  Students from all 58 community colleges are receiving awards for academic excellence.
“The students receiving these awards have much to celebrate,” says N.C. Community College System President, Dr. Scott Ralls. “Whether they’re training for careers in healthcare, welding or other technical fields, or planning to transfer to a university, they are taking the next step toward reaching their goals and defining their own success.”
One student from each of the 58 community colleges received Academic Excellence Awards (AEA).  AEA selection requirements are consistent with Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society criteria:
  • Must be currently enrolled,
  • Must have completed at least 12 semester hours in an associate degree program, and
  • Must have a cumulative grade point average of no less than 3.25.
CPCC’s award recipient was Anza Abbas. Anza will receive a plaque and medallion in recognition of this accomplishment.

The information below provides priority dates and times for currently enrolled students and the first open registration date for new and returning students. If you are a currently enrolled student, you will also receive notification of your assigned priority registration date via Priority Registrationyour CPCC email account.

Priority registration is for currently enrolled SPRING* students in degree, diploma or certificate programs with:

50+ completed* credit hours              Friday, April 25 (noon)

Active Military and Veterans             Saturday, April 26 (7:30 a.m.)

30-49 completed                                 Monday, April 28 (7:30 a.m.)

10-29 completed                                 Tuesday, April 29 (7:30 a.m.)

0-9 completed                                     Wednesday, April 30 (7:30 a.m.)

All other currently enrolled                 Thursday, May 1 (7:30 a.m.)

Open registration for summer and fall 2014 begins May 5. Summer registration ends May 20 and fall registration ends August 17.

Note: Corporate and Continuing Education registration begins April 25 and is ongoing throughout the term. For more information, call 704.330.4223.

For more information about registration, call 704.330.2722 or visit www.cpcc.edu/admissions.

*For purposes of priority registration, completed credits do not include ungraded classes, audits, grades of “I” or “F,” literacy classes or non-credit continuing education classes. To view your priority registration date, go online to CPCC Login, log in, click on “Students” and then choose the “Priority Registration – View priority registration information” link.

The Mathematics Division would like to offer thanks to the many enthusiastic participants who attended the “Rock the Cups” event last Friday. The event was a great success as many students, faculty and staff met together for fellowship and fun to celebrate the Math Red Solo CupEmporium and the diversity, creativity and success of CPCC students. Stay tuned for more information in the form of a video in the near future.

The Diversity Committee presents recipes from all around the world.  Many CPCC students hail from Bhutan, a landlocked nation on the southern end of the Himalayas. Try this refreshing and simple Bhutanese side salad.  Perfect for spring and summer!Cucumbers with Onion and Cheese

Cucumbers with Onion and Cheese


  • 1/2 large seedless cucumber, sliced into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 medium red onion peeled and quartered
  • 1/2 cup crumbled farmer’s cheese
  • 1 medium fresh green chili pepper, seeded and diced
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


1. Chop the cucumber coarsely.

2. Chop the onion finely.

3.  Combine in a bowl with remaining ingredients and mix gently.


Did you know that CPCC operates a dental hygiene clinic that is open to the public? Our dental hygiene students are prepared to perform a wide range of services, including cleanings, oral cancer examinations, X-rays, fluoride treatments and more… for just $35. To schedule Dental Hygienean appointment, please call 704.330.6704.

Registration begins next Friday, do you have Priority Registration?

The purpose of priority registration dates is to help ensure that you can get the classes you need to graduate on time. Currently enrolled students in college level programs of study will be able to register first!

Note that if you are on Academic Probation you will not be able to register for classes until the current semester grades are posted. This means that you will not be able to take advantage of priority registration. Students on Academic Warning must see their advisor to be able to register.

You will receive your assigned registration date through your CPCC email account. Check your email for your registration date and plan ahead to register as soon as possible for the best course selection!

Find more information about Priority Registration at http://www.cpcc.edu/ican/get-advised

CPCC 2014 Graduation Fair
April 22 & 23, 2014: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Graduation

The CPCC Barnes and Noble Bookstore is here to help you celebrate your achievement with the 2014 Grad Fair!

Cap/Gown/Tassel may be picked up Tuesday April 22, 2014 – Wednesday, April 23, 2014, for the cost of $43.98 at the Central Campus Bookstore at the corner of Elizabeth and Charlottetowne Avenues. Beginning April 24, the cost for cap, gown and tassel will be $48.98 plus tax.

AHS/GED/Pathways Cap/Gown/Tassel can also be picked up on April 22 and 23 at a cost of $32.98 plus tax. Beginning April 24, the cost for AHS/GED/Pathways cap, gown and tassel will be $37.98 plus tax.

10% Off Diploma Frames (in-store only)
25% Off Regular Price T-shirts
Additional 50% off already reduced price clothing and other clearance items.

Please join us for this two-day event for refreshments and fun.

A representative from Herff-Jones will be on site with info on class rings, diploma frames, custom regalia and graduation announcements or you can visit http://colleges.herffjones.com/college/cpcc


The following letter of appreciation was received from TRIO student, Cynthia Mitchell, in appreciation of her peer tutor, Jacquelyn St. Jacques Granger:

“I am so grateful for my tutoring sessions with Jacquie. She has helped me tremendously in math. She is also  patient with me and explains things so can comprehend the concept. Jacquie is a great asset to TRiO, but you don’t need me to tell you that.  Thank you again.”



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