CPCC Today

Welcome to CPCC Today! An online community and weekly e-newsletter for CPCC students.

CPCC Theatre’s recent production of “Ragtime” has received a glowing review from BroadwayWorld.com.

Tickets are still on sale for the production which runs through Feb. 19! Plus, student tickets are just $5!

What are you waiting for? Reserve your seat today by visiting tix.cpcc.edu.

CPCC Library is hosting a panel discussion for Black History Month entitled, “Crisis in Black Education.” The event will be held on Tuesday, February 21 at 11 a.m. in the Central Library Atrium on the second floor. The panel will include Tracy Moore, Dr. Ruby Jones, Attorney Harold Cogdell, Jr., Willie Williams, Somto Chukwu Chilo Ilo and Isaiah Phifer. Students are welcome to attend.

Spring Transfer Fair at Levine

Every February the Transfer Resource Center welcomes over 25 colleges and universities to the annual College Transfer Fair at CPCC’s Levine Campus.
This year’s fair will take place on Tuesday, February 21 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Levine II Building.

Transfer Tuesdays will Resume February 28. Click here to see the Transfer Tuesday Schedule

UNCC Transfer Talks

The UNCC Admissions Office will be here to discuss the admissions process, academic advising and student life.  Free pizza and soft drinks will be served.  We encourage all CPCC students who plan to transfer to UNCC to attend and bring their questions!

Central Campus – Tuesday, February 28, 1-2 p.m., Zeiss Room 1108

Levine Campus – Wednesday, March 1, 1-2 p.m., LV 2150

Transfer App Day-Levine Campus

Thursday, March 2: Appalachian State University will be on the Levine Campus to host Transfer App Day in LV 1408 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Register at http://admissions.appstate.edu/visit.

A wave of nationwide phishing scams is targeting college students, according to reports from Louisiana State University, University of Wisconsin-Platteville, Amherst College, Wellesley College, Dartmouth College and more.

Students have reported several different types of online scams. One involves emails that contain phony job opportunities and request one’s personal data, advised the Department of Homeland Security last month. The email pretends that it’s interested in hiring a person, then asks for sensitive information like one’s social security number or home address.

At Dartmouth College, several thousand students received emails that appeared to be from President Phil Hanlon. The messages included links to websites with malware. Recipients were advised not to click on the links.

On Thursday, Louisiana State University reported a spike in on-campus phishing scams. LSU IT Services Communications Officer Sheri Thompson said spam bots were sending out emails impersonating the university’s help desk.

“Be skeptical, be skeptical about any links that you get, any request for information that you get,” she advised. “Even if it says it’s coming from an LSU person, skeptical.”

Read the complete article here.

Dr. Kandi Deitemeyer, the new president of CPCC, enjoyed interacting with students and getting to learn more about the school’s Merancas Campus on Monday, Feb. 6.

Touring the Merancas campus is the latest in her efforts to visit and learn more about each of the different CPCC campuses, Deitemeyer said.

Dr. Deitemeyer talks to CPCC students in a classroom.

Dr. Deitemeyer talks to CPCC students. Photo courtesy of The Huntersville Herald

To read the complete article, click here.

Join us at ANY of our campus library locations on Tuesday, February 14 for a special student event called “Love Your Library!” Central, Cato, Cato Law, Harper, Harris, Levine and Merancas Campus Libraries will be simultaneously unveiling our new CPCC Library logo, and we will be educating students on the various services and resources available across our campus locations. Come learn about CPCC library as a place, as a service and as a resource through fun games and prizes!

Come celebrate Valentine’s Day with us at CPCC’s Love Your Library! There will be:

•             Games

•             Prizes

•             Snacks

•             Giveaways

•             And more!


Student Life and the Title IX office are partnering with the domestic violence unit of CMPD to bring a program aimed at preventing teen dating violence to our campuses.  Dating violence is a growing problem among teenagers, and this program’s goal is to raise awareness and help prevent such incidents.  Join us on one of the following dates.
Merancas, Monday February 13 at 10  a.m.
Levine, Monday, February 20 at 12:30 p.m.
Central, Tuesday, February 21 at 11 a.m.
Cato, Wednesday, February 22 at 10 a.m.

Harper, Monday, March 1 at 12:30 p.m.

If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Institutional Equity at ext. 3534 or the student life coordinator on your campus.

RISE (Resources Inspiring Student Excellence) Conversations and Connections is an opportunity for all female CPCC students to enjoy a free lunch while learning success tips from seasoned CPCC professionals and community icons. This month’s theme is “Money Matters” and features an author, speaker and a strategic consultant – Ms. Pamela Lue-Hing. Representatives from CPCC’s Financial Aid/Veterans Affairs Office will all be available to attendees. Make plans to attend and reserve your seat via email for the specific meeting location.

·       February 16 – 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Levine Campus RISE Office – LevineRISE@cpcc.edu • 704.330.4226

·       February 22 – noon – 1 p.m.

Cato Campus RISE Office – CatoESS@cpcc.edu • 704.330.4834

·       February 23 – noon – 1 p.m.

Central Campus RISE Office – ESS-Admin@cpcc.edu • 704.330.6039

For a schedule of all upcoming RISE meetings, visit cpcc.edu/ess/rise.

Coming Soon: Residency Determination Service (RDS) will assume residency determination responsibility for all new and returning students. Your residency status should not need updating unless you missed two or more consecutive major semesters (fall and spring) or if your residency has changed since you last registered. If you believe your residency status is incorrect, please contact the Admissions office before the RDS implementation. You can also update the residency on a future term once RDS goes live through the new RDS system at www.NCresidency.orgMore information can be found at http://www.cpcc.edu/admissions/admissions/residency or by contacting the Admissions Office at any campus.



Service Learning Lunch N’ LearnStudent Life

Thursday, February 9

12:30-1:30 p.m.

Hall 215/216

Join us for a panel discussion with representatives from Service-Learning, faculty liaisons, Student Life, and Career Services to learn about the ways service can have a positive impact on student development. Lunch will be served. The event is open to CPCC students, staff, and faculty.


Documentary – “Slavery by Another Name, Part 2”

Monday, February 13

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Zeiss, Room 1106

“Slavery by Another Name” is a 90-minute documentary that challenges one of Americans’ most cherished assumptions: the belief that slavery in this country ended with the Emancipation Proclamation. The film tells how even as chattel slavery came to an end in the South in 1865, thousands of African-Americans were pulled back into forced labor with shocking force and brutality. It was a system in which men, often guilty of no crime at all, were arrested, compelled to work without pay, repeatedly bought and sold, and coerced to do the bidding of masters. Tolerated by both the North and South, forced labor lasted well into the 20th century.


HIV & STI Testing

Tuesday, February 14

10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Hall 215/216

Mecklenburg County Health Department will be on hand for free and confidential HIV and STI testing. Free Condoms and information will also be available.



Thursday, February 16

11 a.m.-1  p.m.

Overcash Student Commons


Counseling Services presents…Healthy Relationships:  Making Relationships Work presentation – Wednesday, February 22

February is the month we celebrate love!  Counseling Services will be hosting a Healthy Relationships presentation on Wednesday, February 22nd from 11 a.m. – noon in the Zeiss Building, Rm 1112.  Attendees will learn what they can do to make their significant relationships healthier and more enjoyable. 

A light lunch will be provided. All students are welcome. No need to sign up… just show up!

For more information, please visit us at http://www.cpcc.edu/ican/counseling-services/upcoming-events

Counseling Services presents…Mind Over Math workshop – Tuesday, February 21

Counseling Services, in collaboration with the math department, will be hosting a Mind Over Math workshop on Tuesday, February 21 from 10 – 11 a.m. in the Zeiss Building, Rm 1102.  We will teach strategies for overcoming test anxiety, math avoidance, and how to make the most of your study time.

Snacks will be served. All students are welcome. No need to sign up… just show up!

For more information, please visit us at http://www.cpcc.edu/ican/counseling-services/upcoming-events.


If you go online to read one of Alex Jenkins’ reviews of Charlotte restaurants, you might notice a few things.

There’s the type of restaurants he likes – small, local places with mid-range prices. There’s the kind of food he prefers – heavy on ribs, stuffed potatoes, cheese-steak sandwiches and cream-topped desserts. There’s the writing – less precious gushing about trendy ingredients and curated cocktails, more detail on handicapped accessibility and how a waiter acted when Alex asked for his food to be cut up.

Jenkins is the same as a lot of aspiring young writers. His blog, Food With the Dude, is his attempt to find a career, to turn something he loves into a life for himself.

There’s one big difference: Alex, 25 and a future CPCC student, is doing it with cerebral palsy. He’s doing it with limited use of his hands and one of his legs, with food allergies that limit what he can eat, with an inability to drive that means someone has to take him everywhere.

Read the complete Charlotte Observer article here.

Join us for the 15th anniversary of Dances of India on Saturday, April 29, 2017, at 4 p.m. in CPCC’s Halton Theater. We would like to encourage you to purchase your tickets early.Dances of India

Due to your support, we have been sold out for the past 14 years. Let’s do it again to celebrate our 15th anniversary.

Click here to purchase tickets: http://tix.cpcc.edu/events/dances-of-india-2017 or you can call the box office at 704-330-6534. 

Click here for a sneak preview: https://youtu.be/sIaBNrGirx4

Our website: http://www.cpccfoundation.org/dance-of-india/

Thanks for your support of this community outreach initiative of the college.

Using the Money Smart curriculum, the Keys to Financial Success program is designed to help students navigate through financial obstacles and life events.

This program will offer the following services free of charge to CPCC students:

– Financial counseling sessions (in person and virtually) 

– Financial education resources

– In person financial workshops at all CPCC campuses

– An online financial education curriculum

If you have questions, please contact Joan Edmondson at 704.330. 3072 or joan.edmondson@cpcc.edu.


The library now provides a chat with a librarian service! Students can now chat in real time with a librarian. Do you have questions about library services, citations, or research databases? Give us a chat:

          Hours are Monday – Thursday, noon – 8 p.m. and Sundays, 7 – 9 p.m.

          Chat can be accessed from the library’s home page: http://www.cpcc.edu/library.