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The N.C. Student Section of the American Society for Non-Destructive Testing (ASNT) would like to invite you to participate in their 7th Annual George Pherigo Memorial Golf Tournament. Tournament proceeds will help pay for travel expenses for ASNT students members to attend the National golfASNT conference in Charleston, S.C. in November.
Pherigo was an innovator in NDE Education and Training and an ASNT member.
WHEN: Sept. 26; 7:30 a.m. (registration)
COST: $80/player (includes 18 holes of golf, lunch, two free beverages)
WHERE: Highland Creek Country Club, Charlotte, N.C.
CONTACT: bbrandt0@email.cpcc.edu ot eddiewlters@gmail.com
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is urging U.S. residents to avoid non-essential travel to West Africa due to the unprecedented Ebola outbreak. Travel warnings have been issued for Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia. Travelers could become infected if they come into contact with blood or body fluids from someone who is sick or has died from Ebola, sick wildlife, or meat from an infected animal. Please keep in mind that Ebola is highly infectious but is not highly contagious. Ebola cannot spread in the air, unlike the flu and tuberculosis. You can only catch the virus by direct contact with blood and other bodily fluids. If any CPCC employees or students must travel to this region please contract Environmental Health and Safety at ext. 6580 or Aashima.Rodkey@cpcc.edu for details on precautionary measures.
EHS will continue working closely with health agencies and keep the college abreast of any pertinent updates.
Please familiarize yourself with the CPCC Communicable Disease Policy
For additional information on the Ebola virus: http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/

Join the CPCC Worldquest Team! This is a group of 8-10 students who compete together in the World Affairs Council of Charlotte’s annual trivia events.  There are teams representing high schools, colleges and corporations from all around the Charlotte region.  It is a team event, so no one is ever worldput on the spot.  It is a fun evening with a free dinner, the chance to learn more about international current events and a great opportunity to network.

Westin Hotel
Wednesday, Nov. 12
Tentative Time – 6-9 p.m.

Anyone interested in joining the team (free to all students) – must contact global.learning@cpcc.edu to lock in their space.

Every Tuesday the Transfer Resource Center (TRC) is excited to host admissions representatives from four-year colleges and universities as they visit CPCC to talk with prospective transfer students. On Tuesday, Sept. 2, representatives from Anderson University and Devry will be at the Levine

Transfer Resource Center (TRC)

Transfer Resource Center (TRC)

Campus from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the main lobby. A representative from Pfeiffer University will be at Merancas Campus in the lobby of the Belk Center for Justice (Criminal Justice Building).  For more information about Transfer Tuesdays and other services offered by the Transfer Resource Center, please visit our website atwww.cpcc.edu/ican/trc. You can also contact the Transfer Resource Center by phone at 704.330.6454 or by email at trc@cpcc.edu.


Are you a DMA student looking for additional math help? Would you like no-cost assistance in a safe and supportive atmosphere? Want a chance to win a Texas Instruments calculator? Well, the Math Division has the perfect solution for you – get involved with S.O.S. Math! Each time you attend an event, you will earn a chance to win a TEXAS INSTRUMENTS graphing calculator! S.O.S. Math events include Extended Math Labs and group Problem-solving Sessions.

Visit www.cpcc.edu/math/math-emporium/s.o.s.-math for a full schedule of events.

For more information, contact mathemporium@cpcc.edu, or visit the Elizabeth Classroom Building, room 2106, on Central campus and talk to one of our friendly lab assistants!



WHAT: Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) would like to invite you to a public meeting where you’ll be able to share your comments about its Associate Degree Nursing Program with a site review team from the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). ACEN Accreditation

CPCC’s Associate Degree Nursing Program is currently under initial accreditation review by the ACEN.

ACEN accreditation is a mark of distinction, certifying that a nursing program adheres to the highest national standards of education. To become accredited, nursing programs must demonstrate their program meets ACEN’s exacting standards of quality through an extensive review, which includes facility tours; meetings with faculty, staff and students; meetings with the public; and more.

Help CPCC garner this industry distinction and attend its upcoming ACEN public meeting. We look forward to seeing you there!

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: The general public, including nursing and healthcare professionals, alumni, students and parents familiar with the program, employers (hospitals, physician offices), etc.

WHEN: Wednesday, Sept. 17; 4 p.m.

WHERE: Health Careers/Belk Building, Room 4510, 1335 Elizabeth Ave., Charlotte

If you are unable to attend the Sept. 17 meeting or would prefer to submit your comments in written form, please email sjtanner@acenursing.org by Sept. 10.

To address the parking issues at Merancas Campus, CPCC has been authorized by Mecklenburg County Parks and Recreation to use Huntersville Athletic Park as an overflow student parking site.

Huntersville Athletic Park is located next to CPCC’s Merancas Campus. It may be accessed from Verhoeff Dr. and features a walking trail that connects to campus.

Students are encouraged to use the walking trail (not the main road) to ensure their safety while walking to and from their car. Students interested in having security escort them to and from their car, in the day or evening hours, may call 704.330.6632.

Earlier in the year, the FBI was seeing an increasing number of teens using laser pointers to blind pilots in flight. You wouldn’t think the pointer could reach a cockpit in flight, but it can. In fact, lasers may reach a target up to one mile away. When aimed at cockpits, the lasers can blind pilots, creating unsafe conditions in the cockpit/aircraft they are operating. As of December 2013, the FAA had documented at least 35 incidents where pilots required medical attention after a laser strike.

To crack down on this increasing trend, the FBI is expanding its trial program, aimed at deterring people from pointing lasers at aircraft—by rewarding those who provide information about individuals who engage in this dangerous crime and aggressively prosecuting the perpetrators.

A key part of the publicity campaign is reward money. The FBI will offer up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest of any individual who intentionally aims a laser at an aircraft.

In the meantime, the FBI is working with state, local, and international law enforcement on the campaign, and are conducting outreach to schools to educate teens about the dangers associated with lasing. The original initiative, which began nearly four months ago, took place in 12 FBI field offices where “lasing” incidents are prevalent. Since then, there has been a 19 percent decrease in the number of reported incidents in the major metropolitan areas of those offices.

Interfering with the operation of an aircraft has long been a federal crime, but in 2012, a new law made it a felony to knowingly point the beam of a laser at an aircraft. The new law lowered the threshold for prosecution and the trend is on the rise for jail time in these cases.

To learn more about the FBI’s campaign and lasing, please visit http://www.fbi.gov/news/stories/2014/june/protecting-aircraft-from-lasers-trial-program-being-expanded-nationwide.

Are you interested in gaining a global perspective, traveling, or learning more about other cultures?  Come to the Go Global Club information session and check it out.  Everyone is welcome.

Information session – Wednesday, Sept 10 from 3-4 p.m. in Overcash, Room 305

Benefits of Membership:

  • Learn more about the world around you
  • Eligible to apply for the Go Global Club Study Abroad Scholarship - applicable to any CPCC program
  • Free or low cost tickets to Charlotte International events
  • Learn about ways to globalize your future or career
  • Meet interesting people from cultures all over the world

More information at - www.cpcc.edu/study-abroad/go-global-club/clubs-activities

Questions? – global.learning@cpcc.edu

Career Services and Student Life will be hosting two Part-time Job Fests at Cato and Central Campuses!

Cato Campus Main Atrium

Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014

10 a.m.—noon
Central Campus

(Main quad behind Elizabeth building )

Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014

10 a.m.—1 p.m.

Companies attending include (but not limited to): Chipotle, Lowe’s, Radio Disney, Whitewater Center, Panda Express, Target, Sree Hotels, Dilworth Neighborhood Grille, and more!


Student Life wants to see you succeed at CPCC. Read their “10 Steps to Being a Successful Student” blog here to learn some helpful tips. Student Life

We are excited that there has been so much interest in the newly revived International Student Club at CPCC. We have great students with lots of leadership potential. As we move forward with the club, we have set a timeline and guidelines for the upcoming election of officers. Through email and during the last Spring Festival, we have many students who have shown interest in participating in this club. What we need now is to let the group select the leadership team to guide the group from this point forward.

  • The elected officials will serve until the last day of the spring semester at which time we will hold elections for the next year at our general assembly meeting.

If you would like to run for a certain leadership position, you will need to complete a candidate form with your name, position you are running for and a brief description of why you would be the best person for this role. If you would like to review the description of each position and receive the candidate form, please email adam.hypes@cpcc.edu. If you would like to run for a leadership position, the candidate form needs to be submitted by August 25, 2014.  Please email it to adam.hypes@cpcc.edu.

We will hold an election day August 28 at 3 p.m. in Central High, 102 (Intl Services).  For those candidates who choose to run, you will need to be prepared to present a two-minute speech and prepare for a two-minute question and answer session afterward. Only candidates who are present during the Election Day are eligible to be elected to their desired positions. Following the candidate speeches and Q&A, all present will vote and submit their ballot.

For all others not running for a position and want to participate in the election process, please come to the Election Day to help select your team!

Thank you for your interest and if there is anything you need please contact Adam Hypes, club advisor, at adam.hypes@cpcc.edu.


48 Hour Film Project

CPCC film student Kenny Quiller is a competitor in the upcoming Charlotte 48 Hour Film Project, being held Aug. 21 at McGlohon Theatre. According to the event organizer, “It’s a competition. Filmmaking teams get two days to write, shoot, direct, edit and score a short film. Audience decides winner.” More information and tickets can be found at http://www.48hourfilm.com/en/charlotte and on the event’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Charlotte48HourFilm.

For more information about CPCC’s Arts: Visual, Performing and Interior Design Division, visit https://www.cpcc.edu/arts/arts-communication/visual-arts. The college offers an Associate Degree of Fine Arts with concentrations in DanceMusicDrama, and Visual Arts.

What are you doing for your next Spring Break?  Want to spend it exploring a new culture, tasting authentic Jamaican food, and sight-seeing the natural beauty of the Caribbean? The Global Learning Office will be sponsoring a Spring 2015 Study Abroad program to Jamaica and you could be a



part of this educational experience.

This program will give you the opportunity to explore Jamaica behind the scenes – including culinary delights, the Bob Marley Museum, native animals at the Jamaica Zoo, the role of education in Jamaica at the University of the West Indies, the natural scenery of Coyaba River Gardens, and historical and important religious artifacts.

Travel Dates: March 7-14-, 2015

Applications Due: October 31, 2014

Program Costs – $2070+


3.0 College Credits – COM 140-60 (Summer 2015)

Course will count as an elective

Interested?  Talk to us ASAP to learn more about the program and how to apply. Contact Dr. Anne McIntosh at Anne.McIntosh@cpcc.edu or the Global Learning Office at Global.Learning@cpcc.edu


Cato Bridge

Cato Bridge

Cato Campus is growing. The campus is in the process of adding a new classroom building that will double the size of the campus over the next year. This new building will be called Cato III and is currently being built where a parking lot used to be. To compensate for the loss of parking spaces, facilities has added a North Lot, which may be accessed to the left when entering the campus from Grier Road.

Visitors may cross the new pedestrian bridge from the North Lot to reach Cato I, Cato II and the Horticulture complex. There will be signs to guide visitors around Cato Campus until everyone becomes familiar with the new layout.

Welcome back and we hope everyone enjoys the changes!

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