Advisory: Gov. Cooper extends Phase 3 until at least Nov. 13

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper announced earlier today (Oct. 21) Phase Three of statewide coronavirus restrictions will remain in effect until at least Nov. 13.

In Phase 3, which began Oct. 2, bars, entertainment venues, movie theaters and large outdoor venues were allowed to reopen with capacity restrictions. Capacity limits remained in place for restaurants, and mass gatherings were limited as well – 25 for indoors and 50 for outdoors.

Central Piedmont is offering courses in multiple formats — online, hybrid, blended, and face-to-face. (Hybrid and blended courses include both online and some face-to-face instruction.)

For students who attend classes on campus, please read the Student Guide to Returning to Campuscarefully. It is important you continue to follow all of the safety practices detailed in the guide. These include wearing a face covering, keeping a social distance from others, washing your hands frequently, self-monitoring for possible COVID-19 symptoms, and staying home if you feel ill at all.

Employees are encouraged to read the Guide for Returning to Campus to learn how to best keep themselves, their teammates and students as healthy and safe as possible.

Registration for the spring 2021 semester begins Nov. 9. A complete listing of spring 2021 classes, including details such as section, prerequisites, course descriptions, etc., are now available through Student Planning. Log into MyCollege to plan your class schedule. When it is the date/time of your priority registration, select “Register Now” to complete the registration process.

In addition, registration for Corporate and Continuing Education courses is ongoing.

Spring 2021 Parking Decals Not Required for Spring Semester

In consideration of COVID-19, students are not required to display a Spring 2021 parking decal for the duration of the spring term. Tickets will not be issued to students who must return to campus for in-person instruction during this time.

A complete listing of Spring 2021 classes, including details such as section, prerequisites, course descriptions, etc., are now available through Student Planning. Log into MyCollege to plan your class schedule. When it is the date/time of your priority registration, click on “Register Now” to complete the registration process.

If you have any questions, please contact the Central Piedmont Information Center at 704.330.2722 (CPCC)

October Job Search: Resources for Your Job Search!

If you need a job now, you may have visited big job boards like Career Builder and Indeed. But in tight times, it’s a good idea to check other, lesser utilized resources as well. The October Job Search Challenge will focus on two job search tools offered at Central Piedmont and give you a chance to explore them.

  • Central Piedmont Online Job Board– Charlotte area employers post jobs on this board specifically for Central Piedmont students and graduates. Check it out at: www.cpcc.edu/jobboard. New jobs are posted on a regular basis!
  • Career Coach– This website is a career information tool and highlights Central Piedmont programs, but also has some great information about area employers and the skills they are looking for. Check it out at: www.cpcc.edu/careercoach.

To complete this challenge:

The first 100 participants will receive a $5 gift card to Dunkin’ – complete the October challenge today!

New Student Assistance Program through McLaughlin Young

At Central Piedmont, we understand that challenges at home or work can affect the quality of your learning experience. Get free, confidential help with personal, professional, or school concerns with the McLaughlin Young Student Assistance Program. The Student Assistance Program offers short-term counseling, personal legal or financial consultation, and work-life resources for issues like online learning. Your eligible household family members can also take advantage of these services and resources.

Visit the Student Assistance Program page to learn more.

 

Disability Services Awareness Month – Conversations About Disabilities

Join Disability Services as we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disability Act. We are proud to offer virtual opportunities for participants to develop a deeper understanding, and celebrate the diverse experiences of our students with disabilities. Virtual sessions aligning with Central Piedmont’s values by connecting the dots between students with disabilities, equal access, and providing educational resources that all students benefit from on their way to success. Learn more about what’s happening this month!

Healthcare and Public Benefits Workshop

Central Piedmont Single Stop, in partnership with Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy, is hosting a healthcare and public benefits workshop. Come to the Healthcare and Public Benefits Workshop on Wednesday, October 21 at 1 pm. Join us to learn about the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and COVID-related changes to public benefits.

The SGA Election Results Are In!

Meet your new Student Government Association (SGA) Executive Committee Officers!

  • Logan Jones: President
  • Tvisha Patel: Vice President
  • Madison King: Treasurer
  • Anusha Kargool: Secretary
  • Dominic Kurz: Public Information Officer

“We are excited to get to work and represent your voices and the college!” says Dominic Kurz, Public Information Officer.

Working in tandem with Student Life, your new officers are dedicated to the betterment of Central Piedmont and representing your needs and championing your voices. SGA promises to:

  • advocate for the student body
  • take the needs and desires of students and student organizations into consideration
  • serve to discuss any issues and facilitate communication and understanding between student organizations
  • promote fiscal accountability within the SGA and any committee or organization funded by student activity fees

Office hours for committee members are coming soon and will be found on the SGA website. Have a question for SGA? Email sga@cpcc.edu. 

Join the Next Mindfulness Workshop on October 15

Have you been looking for a way to cope with the daily stressors of being a student? Join Counseling Services for online sessions to learn how to manage stress with mindfulness. Research shows that practicing mindfulness is beneficial in many areas, including:

  • better sleep
  • lower stress levels
  • improved attention
  • dealing with depression and anxiety

Through practice and discussion, learn to strengthen your ability to “begin again” in the present moment. Whether you are brand new to mindfulness or have been practicing for years, these sessions are for you. Designed specifically for students, each session focuses on a different area of mindfulness practice. Attend one or all sessions.

All sessions are on Thursday from 10:30–11:30 a.m.

  • October 15: Living in the Present Moment
  • November 19: Mindful Eating

REGISTER

Request the meeting links

Before the session(s), learn how to use Webex.

QUESTIONS

Contact stephanie.boyd@cpcc.edu or heather.sullivan@cpcc.edu with any questions or concerns.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Everyone deserves to have happy and healthy relationships. The month of October provides an opportunity to educate the community on the pattern of abusive behaviors that alter the lives of too many of our peers, neighbors, friends and families. Join us for Real Talk on Domestic Violence, October 26 via Zoom. (Meeting ID: 995 9332 6249, Passcode: 039756)

Top Ways to Connect: Week of October 12

During this time where we’re all online together, it’s still possible to stay connected to each other and to Central Piedmont. Let Student Life & Service-Learning offer you some easy ways to maintain your connections virtually!

  1. Esports Recreation Program is a new way to connect and engage  in a virtual gaming world. Student Life is utilizing the Mission Control platform and students may register for a league by downloading the Mission Control mobile application and joining a league at Central Piedmont Community. Learn more information today!
  2. Finding a job in a virtual environment is tough! We invite you to join us for our Jump On Board Workshop where we will help you navigate job search strategies that work. Complete the Registration Form today to reserve your spot. Join us October 13 from 5:00 to 6:00pm via Zoom. Contact Anita McGill if you have any questions.
  3. Join Student Life for the Hispanic Heritage Month Zoom PartyOctober 14 from 3:00 – 5:00pm to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. There will be music and a live DJ! (Meeting ID: 939 9484 4437, Passcode: 286795​)
  4. All students are invited to participate in the Supporting Your LGBTQ+ Peers Training October 23, 12:00 to 1:00pm, a learning experience to help students better understand the queer and trans community. Learn more on how to onnect with campus and community resources to support your fellow LGBTQ+ peers.
  5. Central Piedmont is hosting a food share event on Harris Campus, where members of our community can get access to FREE food! The best part is, you don’t even have to leave your car, because it’s a Drive-Thru event! Join us Friday, November 11, 10:30 to 11:30 am. Advance registration is required. Register Today!
 Visit the Student Events Calendar and follow Student Life Instagram @cpccstudentlife to learn more about upcoming student events.

Questions? Ideas? Email student.life@cpcc.edu and let us know!

Central Piedmont Food Share Event on Harris Campus

Central Piedmont is hosting a food share event on Friday, November 13, from 10:30-11:30 a.m., on Harris Campus.

During the event, members of our community can get access to FREE food. The best part is, you don’t even have to leave your car, because it’s a drive-thru event.

Advance registration is required. 

We are offering Halal and vegetarian option boxes upon request through the registration process. This event has been made possible by the Building Bridges Grant through the Interfaith Youth Core and our collaboration with Loaves & Fishes. The purpose of the grant and this event is to build bridges of understanding in the concept of religiouis pluralism while responding to the COVID-19 and food insecurity pandemics.

Questions? Contact dena.shonts.@cpcc.edu.

Your Vote Counts: Ways to Get Involved at Central Piedmont

In 2020, you have the opportunity to vote for the next president of the U.S., who will represent you for North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate, the next NC governor, lieutenant governor, and other important NC leadership positions. Here’s how you can get involved this week with fellow students and registered voters!

  1. Show us your voting pride! Tag @cpccstudentlife and #NCStudentVote while you are at the polls, with your “I Voted” sticker, or mailing off your ballot to get a free mask.
  2. Hosted by Service-Learning, join us Wednesday, October 14 from 12:00 to 1:00pm for  ​ImpACT Series: The Right to Vote via Zoom. Understand the history of your right to vote and learn from the experiences of others.
  3. Prepare to watch the second presidential debate during our Presidential Debate Watch PartyOctober 15, 8:30pm-9:15pm via Zoom (Meeting ID: 942 6005 3696, Passcode: Debate) We will discuss likely talking points and things to look for in the debate. You can also join us October 16 at 12pm for a “Day-after Dialogue” to discuss the debate. Join us via Zoom. (Meeting ID: 942 6005 3696, Passcode: Debate)
  4. Need a witness to sign your absentee ballot for you? We are here! Come by the table outside Worrell on Central Campus, October 23rd, between 11:00am -1:00pm. We can be your witness, direct you to the closest USPS drop box, and get you some FREE SWAG.

Central Piedmont Library Opens Individual Study Spaces for Students

The library has re-opened study rooms for individual student use! We recognize that students have missed having a quiet place to study and complete assignments, and we are pleased to offer these spaces for use again. To keep both students and staff safe from COVID, we ask that everyone follow these important guidelines:

• Only one student per room (no exceptions).
• Masks are strongly recommended, but may be removed while alone in the room only.
• The door to the study room should remain closed.
• No food or drink

Study spaces can be reserved at Central, Levine, Cato, Harper, and Harris Campus Libraries (and coming to Merancas in January). See our Reserve a Computer or Space page to book a study space.

Questions? Chat with us or give us a call at 704-330-6885.

Could You Use $500 for Books or Tuition?

The Theresa Thompson Library Scholarship was established to provide financial assistance for currently enrolled students pursuing a two-year degree at Central Piedmont Community College. The scholarship is restricted to books and/or tuition assistance.

This scholarship award is made possible through library fundraising projects.

  • Two $500 scholarships will be awarded in the fall and spring semester.
  • Completed applications and supporting documents must be received by November 13, 2020.
  • Incomplete and late packets will NOT be considered.

Learn more today!

Share your feedback with Central Piedmont for a chance to win Apple AirPods

Please complete our branding/marketing survey (it should take less than 10 minutes) for your chance to win Apple AirPods. Be sure to enter your email address at the end of the survey to be included in the drawing. Surveys must be completed by Wednesday, Oct. 21 to be eligible for the drawing. All of your answers will be kept strictly confidential and are reported in aggregate only. Click the link below to begin the survey.

Our research partner, Candescence, will collect and analyze the results to inform the college’s marketing and communication strategy going forward.

Thank you for your participation your feedback is important to us!

Begin the survey.