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“The Embrace of The Serpent” (2015)

By: Ciro Guerra 

Thursday, September 29; 6 p.m.

Levine Campus Auditorium LV2150

FREE EVENT

Fresh popcorn, film, & discussion

An Amazonian shaman serves as guide for scientists in two journeys into the heart of darkness thirty years apart. The film explores relationships between colonists and indigenous cultures and how they change over time.

This film is unrated.

A discussion lead by Beau Bowers, instructor of History and Anthropology, will immediately follow.

Faculty are encouraged to motivate their students to complete an assignment associated with their viewing of the film. Please follow the link, below, to an assignment that may satisfy the Core Competency requirement for Critical Thinking. Dr. Terina Lathe, Sociology instructor, developed this assignment and we hope to create more assignments for the other Core Competencies in the future. You could incorporate this link into a Moodle or Blackboard assignment or Discussion Board.

The UNconvention Toolkit
October 6, 2016
Hall, Room 215/216, Central Campus
2 – 3:30 p.m.

Join Global Learning as they facilitate a discussion on economic inequality from a domestic and international point of view. International and domestic students are encouraged to attend this event to provide feedback on their experiences, similarities and differences when it comes to economics across the globe! This event will have limited spaces available. If you are interested in attending this event, please RSVP to Global.Learning@cpcc.edu or contact the Global Learning office at 704.330.6167. Come out to share your experience and hear the experience of others to gain a better understanding of other cultures as it relates to economic inequality.

Monday, September 26 Student Life
Sports Trivia
Student Commons
2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Come talk Sports with Student Life!!!
Tuesday, September 27
Project Vote 
Central Campus Quad
4 – 6 p.m.
Come out to register for this year’s election and to learn more about the voting process!
Wednesday, September 28
Mocktails 
Student Commons 
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. 
Join Student Life for some ALCOHOL FREE mocktails and resources on alcohol and drug addiction. 
Thursday, September 29
Project Vote
Central Campus Quad 
10 a.m. – 1 p.m. 
Come out to register for this year’s election and to learn more about the voting process!
Thursday, September 29
Poetry Open Mic
Student Commons
2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Come share your gift of poetry with Student Life!

Service-Learning will be taking eight students to Panajachel, Guatemala, for an Alternative Spring Break Trip! images

We will be offering eight students a $1,000 dollar scholarship to assist with paying for the trip.

This trip will take place March 11-18, 2017, and with the scholarship, will cost you approximately $1,000. That price will cover airfare, hotel and most of your meals.

For more information on this exciting opportunity please visit: http://www.cpcc.edu/service-learning/events-and-programs/ASB

The application deadline is November 4, 2016.

If you have any questions, please contact dena.shonts@cpcc.edu or 704.330.6558.

An Opportunity to Reach Out to Those in Need.
The North Carolina Mission of Mercy portable dental clinic program seeks to address the access to care issue by providing complimentary dental treatment to the underserved population throughout the state who have few or no other options.  Charlotte will be hosting the program once again this year on December 2 and 3, with clinic set-up on Thursday, Dec. 1, and we would like to invite and encourage your participation.
Consistent with tradition, we hope to provide treatment to at least 2,000 patients at this event through the kindness of both professional and community volunteers; however, please note that we will not be working through the night and around the clock as we have in the past. Visit our website at www.ncmom-charlotte.com to access additional information/clinic times/videos and to register for your preferred session(s) for professional and community volunteers.  Detailed information regarding the type of volunteer support/roles needed is provided on the website.  The participation of the CPCC family, including students, faculty and staff has had a significant impact on the success of past clinics and has provided us all with an incredible sense of personal fulfillment.
Several of the CPCC Health programs have already committed their support for the 2016 clinic!  A significant number of patients are from our Hispanic community,; therefore, one of the major areas of focus in our community volunteer recruitment effort is translators, so if you can help out in this area, it would be appreciated.
So don’t be left out….Submit your registration form today at www.ncmom-charlotte.com.

Transfer Tuesday Schedule – September 27, 2016

Central Campus – Elizabeth Classroom Building Lobby

10 – 1 p.m.

1:30 – 4:30 p.m.

UNC Charlotte

High Point Univeristy

UNC Asheville

Catawba College

Belmont Abbey College

Gardner Webb University

Levine Campus – Levine Main Lobby

10 a.m. – 1  p.m.

Wingate School of Pharmacy

USC Upstate

Guilford College

Cato Campus – Cato Lobby

10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Strayer University

Merancas Campus – TS Building Hallway

10 a.m.– 1 p.m.

Catawba College 

UNCC Transfer Talks at Cato, Central and Levine

Several offices from UNC-Charlotte visit Central and Levine Campuses once each semester to give a transfer admissions presentation to prospective students. These offices include Career Services, Admissions and current UNCC Students.  The presentation typically lasts for an hour followed by time for Q & A.  Free pizza and drinks will be provided. 

Date

Tuesday, Sept. 27

Wednesday, Sept. 28

Time

1-2 p.m.

1-2 p.m.

Location

Central Campus, Zeiss
Building, Room 1118

Levine Campus,
LV, Room 2150

 

Wednesday, September 14Student Life

Single Stop Lunch & Learn

Hall 215

12:30 p.m.

Come learn about the CPCC Single Stop office where you can receive financial, tax, legal and other services!!

Thursday, September 15

Constitution Day

Tate Hall (2nd Floor of Overcash)

11:30 a.m.

Join Student Life as we view and discuss “Constitution USA: Built to Last.” This PBS documentary will discuss how the constitution has stood the test of time and what it may represent in the future.

Counseling Services, in collaboration with the math department, will be hosting a Mind Over Math workshop on Monday, Sept. 19 from 2 – 3 p.m. in the Zeiss Building (formerly Elizabeth Classroom Building), Rm 3106.  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 contact Angela Bullock at Angela.Bullock@cpcc.edu.

Did you know that the number one cause of death of women in Peru is cervical cancer? The main reason for this statistic is limited access to the screenings we take for granted. CPCC Medical Career students are participating in a global Nothing But Noodlesmedical service learning experience by spending two weeks in Cusco, Peru, to support women’s health through cervical cancer screenings and other health screenings such as immunizations and laboratory work.

To assist with this cause, Nothing But Noodles has generously decided to donate a portion of its proceeds to CPCC’s Study Abroad – Medical Service Learning initiative.

To participate, simply visit the Nothing But Noodles location at 1605 Elizabeth Ave. on Thursday, September 22 and mention “CPCC Study Abroad” at the register. You can support the cause by dining at any time throughout the day; dining in or carryout orders apply.

Thank you for your support!

 

Transfer Tuesday Schedule – September 20, 2016

Central Campus – Elizabeth Classroom Building Lobby

10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

1:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Winston Salem State University     

Ft. Hayes State University

Chamberlain Nursing

UNC Asheville

Belmont Abbey College

 Johnson C. Smith 

Levine Campus – Levine Main Lobby

10 a.m.– 1 p.m.

Ft. Hayes State University

Catawba College

Gardner Webb University

Cato Campus – Cato Lobby

10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

UNC Charlotte

Merancas Campus – TS Building Hallway

10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

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UNCC Transfer Talks at Cato, Central and Levine

Several offices from UNC-Charlotte visit Central and Levine Campuses once each semester to give a transfer admissions presentation to prospective students. These offices include Career Services, Admissions and current UNCC Students. The presentation typically lasts for an hour followed by time for Q & A.  Free pizza and drinks will be provided.

Date

Tuesday, Sept. 20

Tuesday, Sept. 27

 Wednesday, Sept. 28

Time

1-2p.m.

1-2p.m.

1-2p.m.

Location

Cato Campus, CT 024

Central Campus, Zeiss Bldg.,
Room 1118

Levine Campus,
LV Room 2150

 

Come represent CPCC in an international knowledge competition!  Global Learning is seeking students who would like to participate in World Quest 2016.  At this exciting competition, students will answer questions related to current events, history, geography and other topics of global significance.  Details about the event can be found at http://worldaffairscharlotte.org/programs/worldquest/

Thursday, November 10 at the Westin Charlotte

Dinner: 5:45 – 6:45 p.m.

Program: 6:45 p.m. – 9:15 p.m.

*If you are interested in being part of the student team, please email Julie.Grahl@cpcc.edu

CPCC’s Horticulture Technology program invites you to attend its annual Fall Plant Sale. An array of vegetables, perennials, shrubs and trees will be available for purchase throughout the two-day event. All proceeds will benefit the Horticulture Technology program at CPCC.

Attendees can choose from a variety of items such as:

  • fall vegetables – lettuce, cabbage, broccoli and more
  • assorted trees and shrubs
  • annual and perennial flowers – dwarf yellow cannas, pansies and more

If you’re a gardener at heart, you won’t want to miss this event. Mark your calendar today!

WHEN: September 23, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
September 24, 9 a.m. – noon

WHERE: CPCC Cato Campus Horticulture Building, 8120 Grier Rd., Charlotte, N.C.

CONTACT: The event is free and open to the public. Personal checks and cash will only be accepted. FREE parking is available at the Cato Campus.  For more information, please call 704.330.7821. For directions to the CPCC Cato Campus, please visit http://www.cpcc.edu/campuses/cato/directions.

Central Piedmont Community College is committed to maintaining a safe and productive teaching and learning environment for students and employees.  CPCC endorses the federal government’s efforts in implementing the Drug-Free Yellow talk bubblesSchools and Communities Act of 1989.  This mean that illegal substances, such as marijuana, heroin and cocaine, are not permitted on CPCC’s campuses.  

Please visit the college’s Drug-Free College Web page to get information on the following topics related to the Drug-Free College policies:

·        Standards of conduct and disciplinary sanctions for students who violate the Drug-Free College policies

·        Legal sanctions for drug and alcohol activities that are a violation of state and federal law

·        Health risks associated with the use of drugs and alcohol

·        Help resources available to students who are concerned about their use of drugs and alcohol

The CPCC Drug-Free Web page can be found at http://www.cpcc.edu/ican/about-us-2/drug-free-college.

Thank you for helping keep CPCC drug-free!

 

Students seeking new sections of the college’s most high-demand courses, such as math, English, history, Spanish, psychology and more, need to look no further. The college has added additional 12-week course sections to its list of fall 2016 offerings in response to student demand. Classes begin Monday, Sept. 12.

To view the complete list, please see the image below. For additional information on these sections or to register, please visit Schedule Builder.

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Dress for Success Charlotte, a community partner of CPCC, has a dynamic opportunity available through a job mentorship program titled “Going Places Network” (GPN) which is currently enrolling their next cohort of female clients seeking to gain and retain employment in a challenging job market. 

Through six weekly meetings, you will learn:

  • how to present your personal “brand”
  • customize your résumé for different positions
  • navigate LinkedIn and other social media for job leads
  • and much more.

You will also have the chance to work one-on-one with career coaches and build your personal network in a small, supportive environment with other women.

The Going Places Network program is free of charge and open to Dress for Success Charlotte and referral agency partner female clients currently seeking employment or advancement in their current job.

Currently enrolling for the six-week session beginning Wednesday, September 14 from 9 a.m. to noon.

**Orientation session will be held on Wednesday, September 7 from 10 a.m. –  noon**

Dress for Success Charlotte

Boutique and Career Transformation Center

500A Clanton Road Charlotte, NC 28217

To learn more or to register please call 704.525.7706 or email charlottegpn@dressforsuccess.org.

**Registration is required for this program**