Public Notice of Upcoming Accreditation Review Visit

Central Piedmont Community College wishes to announce that it will host a site visit for continuing accreditation of its Christa A. Overcash Associate Degree Nursing program by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

You are invited to meet with the site visit team and share your comments about the program in person at a meeting scheduled at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 24, 2019, in Room 4510 of the Health Careers building located at 1335 Elizabeth Avenue.

Written comments are also welcome and should be submitted directly to:

Dr. Marsal Stoll, Chief Executive Officer
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
3343 Peachtree Road Northeast, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326

Or email: mstoll@acenursing.org

All written comments should be received by the ACEN by October 9, 2019.

Central Campus Door Unlock Schedule

In recent months, the Central Campus has experienced a number of situations in the early morning hours involving people who have come onto college property without a legitimate purpose. College Security Services is concerned these situations could pose a danger to college employees, students or visitors – as well as to college property.

As a result, changes have been made to the Central Campus exterior door unlocking schedule. As you recall, the college’s hours of operation are 7 a.m. – 10 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturday. On weekdays, building exterior doors will now remain locked until 7 a.m.

Students who need to arrive early on Central Campus will be directed to the Overcash Commons Elizabeth Ave. entrance, which will unlock at 6 a.m. This will allow College Security Services to provide students shelter from the weather and access to facilities while waiting for the college buildings to unlock at 7 a.m.

If a building is scheduled for a 7 a.m. class, the exterior doors will unlock at 6:30 a.m. for student access. Employees would continue to use their access card to get into the building beginning at 6 a.m.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Can you identify the types and signs of abuse? Do you know what to do if you suspect someone is being abused? Not knowing, should not be an excuse!

We all deserve to experience healthy and happy relationships. You are invited to join us for special multi-campus presentations listed below to learn about the covert aspects of power and control in unhealthy relationships. You’ll hear firsthand experiences by ‘survivors’ of domestic abuse, from CMPD, the local district attorney’s office, mental health clinicians, and the college’s Title IX program advocates who’ve partnered together to speak out against intimate partner violence. In addition, a special panel exhibit Survivor Stories will be on display the week of presentations at each campus.

Attendees will receive invaluable information on violence prevention resources and services available in the community and at the college. Light refreshments will be provided.

Wednesday, October 2, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Central Campus, AT306 – Library, 3rd floor

Tuesday, October 8, noon-1 p.m.
Harris Campus, H1 1120 – Auditorium

Thursday, October 17, noon-1 p.m.
Levine Campus, LV2600 – Library

Tuesday, October 22, noon -1 p.m.
Cato Campus, Cato III- CT024, Lower Level Multipurpose Room

Tuesday, October 29, noon -1 p.m.
Harper Campus, H4 310 – Library

November 5, 12:30 -1:30 p.m.
Merancas Campus, CJ 131-Auditorium

Tuesday, November 12, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
City View Campus, Rm 140

These programs are a partnership by: Library Services, Mecklenburg County Prevention Services, Student Life, Office of Institutional Equity, Family Resource Center, CMPD and the District Attorney’s Office. 

Attend Queens University of Charlotte Athletic Events for FREE

Queens RoyalsQueens University of Charlotte would like to extend an invitation to all Central Piedmont faculty, staff, and students to attend its 2019-2020 regular season home athletic events for free.
Everyone with a valid Central Piedmont ID will get in for free (if you are interested in a family pass for 5, please reach out to garriettr@queens.edu.)
Log onto queensathletics.com for updates. Please contact Robbie Garriett at garriettr@queens.edu with any questions.

$HAN Wallace’s ‘cutXcopy’ Comes to the Gorelick Gallery at Levine

SHAN WallavePhotographer $HAN Wallace presents “cutXcopy” at the Bill and Patty Gorelick Gallery Levine Campus
Now through December 13, 2019
Artist Lecture, Thursday, September 26, 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m., LV 2150

A conversation with photographer $HAN Wallace about her life and inspirations for her exhibit “cutXcopy.”

$HAN is an award-winning photographer, artist, and freedom fighter from East Baltimore. The Baltimore City Paper named $HAN Wallace Best Photographer (2016) and Best Solo Show (2017).  Recently, $HAN lectured at Elder Gallery of Contemporary Art-Hodges Taylor as part of the Charlotte Millennial Art Program. $HAN is a current artist-in-residence at The Roll Up CLT.

Inspired by the service of social change and the social power of art, and harsh realities rooted in racial and economic divides during her upbringing in poverty, $HAN uses the lens to document communities of the African diaspora. Her work conveys and reveals the social, cultural, and political narratives of black life serving as photographic documentation and archive of Blackness.

Artist $HAN Wallace pulls from her own collection of photographs to piece and layer imagery of landscapes, textures and people to create new narratives. Using collage techniques as a means of addressing topics like race, class and politics, $HAN is able to communicate a sense of new worlds that feel both foreign and familiar.

New Exhibit at Cato Campus: ‘Illuminate’

Art PopIlluminate
by the ArtPop Street Gallery Class of 2018
Now through December 13, 2019

Through “Illuminate,” Central Piedmont’s Bill and Patty Gorelick Gallery partners with the ArtPop Street Gallery’s Class of 2018 in the shared vision of bringing art to students, faculty, and the community. This collective showcase of eclectic pieces created in paint, collage, photography, stoneware, and glass reflects the diversity and depth of Charlotte’s local art. Some of the works are recognizable as those that were lit up over the city, while others are new endeavors. All reflect the aspiration and passion of the artist. 

Participating artists from the ArtPop Street Gallery Class of 2018″
Eva Crawford – Cortney Frasier – Gordon C. James – Carmella Jarvi-
Katherine Kirchner- Pauline Dove Lamal – Julia Lawing – Monique Luck
Arthur Rogers – Maria Senkel – Hilary Siber – Holly Spruck – Stella Hyewon Yang

“Illuminate” debuts at the Cato Campus. In 2020, the exhibit moves to the expansive Bill and Patty Gorelick Gallery Harris Campus.

Student One-Act Play Auditions

The Central Piedmont Drama Department will hold auditions for a new class Student One Acts on September 30 and Oct 1 at 1 p.m. in Overcash, Room 300. No preparation is necessary.

Students involved in the project will work on plays of their choice in afternoon rehearsals on Central Campus and then present the plays in various locations throughout the Second Short Session. Performances will primarily occur in the new Levin Black Box when it opens later in the semester. Rehearsals and tech work will be done on Central Campus.

Students will be directing the plays. Performing in the plays. Working on the sets and costumes. This is totally a student-run operation.

If interested contact tom.hollis@cpcc.edu. Students of all backgrounds and level of experience are encouraged to participate.

Levine Campus Volunteer and Part-Time Job Fest Sept. 18

Are you looking for a part-time job or service-learning opportunity? Career Services is partnering with Service Learning to host the Levine Campus Volunteer and Part-Time Job Fest!

This event will take place on Wednesday, September 18, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Levine II on the second floor, and will feature 20+ organizations who are currently hiring for part-time positions or recruiting for volunteers.

The following companies are scheduled to recruit students for jobs: Amazon, ATG Entertainment, AUTOBELL Car Wash, Booster, Carowinds, Creative Events Charlotte, FedEx Ground, Fossa Services, Plantation Estates of Matthews, Sam’s Express Car Wash, State Farm, and Target.

The following organizations are offering service opportunities: Alzheimer’s Association, Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools, Children’s Theater or Charlotte, Firm Foundations, Guardian ad Litem, Habitat for Humanity of Matthews, and The Harvest Center.

All Central Piedmont students are welcome at this event! To make the best impression, we recommend business casual attire and to bring a resume if you have one.  Career counselors are available to provide in-person assistance with resume and preparation for the job fest. Make an appointment or come to drop-in hours: cpcc.edu/career

Can’t make it to the Part-Time Job Fest? Hundreds of great jobs are currently posted on the Central Piedmont Student Job Board: cpcc.edu/jobboard.

Transfer Resource Center News

Transfer Tuesdays
Every Tuesday the Transfer Resource Center hosts admissions representatives from four-year colleges and universities as they visit Central Piedmont to talk with prospective transfer students.  View the full calendar of fall 2019 visits.

Transfer Tuesday Schedule – September 17, 2019
Central Campus – Zeiss Lobby
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Warren Wilson College

Levine Campus – Levine Main Lobby
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Carolinas College of Health Sciences

Cato Campus – Cato I Lobby
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
UNC Charlotte

UNC Charlotte Day at Levine
Thursday, September 19, 2019 – 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the Levine II Building

Representatives from Admissions, Academic Advising, Housing, and Financial Aid will be on campus to answer questions!

Upcoming Central Campus Student Life Programs

World Suicide Prevention Day program

o   Tuesday, September 10 – noon – 3 p.m.

o   Worrell Patio

o   Writing positive and encouraging messages and posting them on post-it notes to a white board. Students are allowed to take a post-it as well as write and leave a post-it for someone else to take

HIV/STI Testing – FREE AND CONFIDENTIAL

o   Tuesday, September 17 – 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

o   Worrell 1112 and Worrell Patio

o   Mecklenburg County Health department will be on hand to conduct the free and confidential testing

Voter Registration/Constitution Day

o   Wednesday, September 18 and Thursday, September 19 – noon – 2 p.m.

o   Worrell Patio

o   Students will be able to register to vote, find out where to vote, etc. and we will be handing out pocket constitutions to anyone interested

Library Experiencing Issues with Research Databases

The Central Piedmont Library is currently experiencing off-campus access issues with a number of our research databases. For information about which databases are known to be impacted, as well as a workaround to access these resources, please visit our status of resources page at https://cpcc.libanswers.com/systems/. Unfortunately, we do not have a timeline for when this issue will be resolved.

Parking Alert – Central Campus

Just a reminder to everyone who drives to Central Campus – please be sure to park your vehicle in a Central Campus parking facility. Do not park along side streets near campus, at businesses adjacent to campus, nor in the parking areas at one of the nearby city/county parks and greenway.

All Central Campus parking decks are open. The decks and parking lots provide ample parking spaces for every student and employee who wishes to drive to campus.

Should you choose to park any place other than on campus, please know your vehicle could be ticketed, booted, or towed. If any of these occur, the college will not be able to assist you.

If you drive to Central Campus, please park on campus, and avoid an unnecessary expense. Thanks.

 

Jacob Acompanado Wins #ConquerPossibility Student Video Contest!

In this video, Central Piedmont mechatronics student Jacob Acompanado describes how Central Piedmont is helping him conquer possibility.

Jacob submitted the video into the Student Video Contest and was named the winner!

His efforts earned him two Panthers tickets to the team’s upcoming game against the Jaguars. Congratulations, Jacob!

FERPA: Student’s Rights

Central Piedmont would like to inform our students of their rights under the Family Educational Rights and privacy Act of 1974, FERPA. Your annual notification is listed below. For more information about FERPA, visit cpcc.edu/ferpa.

Annual Notification of Rights Under FERPA

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords students, when the student turns 18 years old or enters a postsecondary institution at any age, the following rights with respect to their education records:

The right to inspect and review education records. To review records, students and former students may contact Student Records; present valid photo identification; and request in writing to review the record. Central Piedmont Community College will provide access to records within 30 days.

The right to request amendment of education records that students believe are inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise in violation of the student’s privacy rights under FERPA. Students may question information in their educational records that they believe to be incorrect or inaccurate. This request must be in writing and must be submitted to the Dean for Admissions, Registration, Records, and Graduation. All requests for corrections will be acted upon within 30 work days of receipt of the request. If the Dean can verify that such data are, in fact, in error, appropriate corrections will be made, and the student will be notified in writing when the correction has been completed. If an error cannot be readily substantiated, the request will be referred to an Ad Hoc Hearing Committee appointed by the Vice President for Enrollment and Student Services. After a student has had the opportunity to present the case to the hearing committee, the committee will render a decision in writing, stating the reasons for its decision.

The right to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information contained in education records. Central Piedmont Community College has declared the following information to be ‘directory’: student’s name; student’s city of residence; semesters attended; major field of study or program; credentials earned and dates awarded. ‘Directory’ information may be disclosed without the written consent of the student. All other disclosures, except when permitted by FERPA, require the written consent of the student. A Central Piedmont student ID card should be submitted along with the Student Information Release Authorization form to the Records Office.

One exception which permits disclosure without consent is disclosure to school officials with legitimate educational interests. A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official is performing a task that is specified in his or her position description or by a contract agreement, performing a task related to a student’s education, or performing a task related to the discipline of a student.

The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by Central Piedmont Community College to comply with the requirements of FERPA. The name and address of the Office that administers FERPA is:

Family Policy Compliance Office
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20202-5920
Phone: 1.800.USA.LEARN or 1.800.872.5327