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The CPCC Counseling Department will once again be participating in National Depression Screening Day events along with several colleges and universities nationwide.

Information Tables and Free Depression Screenings will be offered at:

Harris Campus atrium, Wednesday, October 8 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Central Campus Levine Information Technology Building Lobby, Thursday, October 9, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Levine Campus Building II entrance, Thursday, October 9, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Cato Campus, Cato Building 1 atrium, Thursday, October 9 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Students are invited to attend the event and take a brief, voluntary screening and learn about the symptoms of depression in addition to the Counseling Services offered through CPCC. Counselors will be on hand to answer questions and provide pertinent information.

 

 

 

Haven’t chosen a program of study at CPCC?  All current students are invited to join us at CPCC’s Open House!

Thursday, Oct. 23; drop in from 4 – 6:30 p.m.

Taylor Gym, Worrell Building (Central Campus)

You’re invited to CPCC’s Open House to find out what makes us one of the top community colleges in the nation! You will have the opportunity to speak with college reps and program chairs at more than 50 information tables representing academic programs, student services and college activities. This is a great opportunity to seek out information on all of our programs!

CPCC students: Remember that North Kings Drive will be closed between 4th Street and 7th Street beginning Oct. 18, so the City of Charlotte can install trolley car tracks at the intersection of Elizabeth Avenue and Kings Drive. Construction

This closure will impact traffic on Elizabeth Avenue as well. During construction, only one lane of Elizabeth Ave. will remain open for HANDICAPPED AND DROP-OFF TRAFFIC ONLY.

How will this work? Only the westbound lane of Elizabeth will be open from Charlottetowne Ave. to Pease Lane, at which point all traffic will be directed right onto Pease Lane, connecting drivers to N. Kings Drive and then E. 7th St.

CATS service will not be interrupted; however, the CATS bus stop near Central High and the Overcash Building will be unavailable.

During construction, we encourage you to leave early to allow for traffic delays. An updated Central Campus map will be posted on the CPCC website just prior to Oct. 18 and will remain up until Kings Drive reopens.

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. Next Tuesday, Oct. 7,

Transfer Resource Center (TRC)

Transfer Resource Center (TRC)

representatives from Queens University of Charlotte, Limestone College and Pfeiffer University will be at Central Campus in the lobby of the Levine Information Technology Building (next to Subway) from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. At Levine we will host reps from Appalachian State, Johnson and Wales and Catawba College. Fort Hays State University will visit Merancas and Cabarrus College of Health Sciences will visit Cato. All visits are from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. unless otherwise noted. For more information about Transfer Tuesdays and other services offered by the Transfer Resource Center, please visit our website at www.cpcc.edu/ican/trc. You can also contact the Transfer Resource Center by email at trc@cpcc.edu.

Driving Under the Influence …………. NOT Above the Law

Thirty percent of fatal crashes in North Carolina are due to alcohol intoxication. Did you know you can also be arrested for impaired driving if you drive under the influence of  illegal drugs and even some prescription drugs?

North Carolina’s Zero Tolerance Law carries serious consequences for those under 21 years old who are convicted of driving under an influence.  Punishment can be anywhere from a 30 day license revocation and a $100 fine to upwards of a year without a license, $1,000 fine with court costs and community service.

For those over age 21, even one drink is impaired driving.  Do you know what constitutes a drink?

What to do?

First know most college students don’t drink and don’t drink and drive.

Host non-alcoholic parties, stand your ground that you don’t drink, and if you do drink and are over 21, plan for a designated driver or safe way home.

Think you might have a problem ? Ask yourself

C

Have you ever felt the need to Cut down on your drinking?

A

Have you ever felt Annoyed by someone’s criticizing your drinking?

G

Have you ever felt bad or Guilty about your drinking?

E

Have you ever needed a drink first thing in the morning to steady your nerves and get rid of a hangover? (Eye-opener)

If you need help don’t be ashamed to ask, contact your colleges counseling center for assistance.

Tips compiled from national resources by Carolinas Center for Injury Prevention.  These tips and information do not guarantee the prevention of death or injury and should not be the only source of information used.

For more on traffic safety, visit www.facebook.com/IRIDESAFECAROLINA

The Collegiate Recovery Community will host a screening of “The Anonymous People” on October 2, 2014 from 2 until 4:30 p.m.  The event will take place on Central Campus in the Elizabeth Classroom Building, Room 1106.  A The Anonymous Peopledescription of the movie is below:

“The Anonymous People” is a documentary film about the more than 23 million Americans living in long-term recovery from alcohol and other drug addiction. Deeply entrenched social stigma have kept recovery voices silent and faces hidden for decades. The vacuum has been filled with sensational mass media depictions of people with addiction that perpetuate a lurid fascination with the dysfunctional side of what is a preventable and treatable health condition. Just like women with breast cancer, or people with HIV/AIDS, a grass roots social justice movement is emerging. Courageous addiction recovery advocates have come out of the shadows and are organizing to end discrimination and move toward recovery-based solutions.  The moving story of The Anonymous People is told through the faces and voices of citizens, leaders, volunteers, corporate executives, public figures, and celebrities who are laying it all on the line to save the lives of others just like them. This passionate new public recovery movement aims to transform public opinion, engage communities and elected officials, and finally shift problematic policy toward lasting solutions.

After the movie a community leader in the recovery movement will lead a discussion of how to advocate while maintaining anonymity.

This event is open to all CPCC students, faculty and employees, especially those who consider themselves to be an advocate for people in recovery.

 

 The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords students certain rights with respect to their education records. They are: FERPA

  • The right to inspect and review education records.

To review records, students and former students may go to the Student Records; present a valid photo identification card; and ask to review the record. If it is an inappropriate time to retrieve the record on short notice or because of a variety of circumstances, Central Piedmont Community College may delay to a maximum of 45 days to release the records for review.

  • 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 records custodian, the Associate Dean for Graduation and Records.  All requests for corrections will be acted upon within 45 work days of receipt of the request.  If the custodian 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, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent.

Central Piedmont Community College has declared the following information to be “directory”: name and hometown; major field of study or program; dates of attendance, degrees, diplomas, or awards received.  “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.

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: 202.260.3887

Fax: 202.260.9001

Email: ferpa@ed.gov

Want to eat healthier? Concerned that it’ll cost too much? Student Life and the Family Resource Center invite you to this Lunch and Learn program, presented by Presbyterian Novant dietitian, Mark Hoesten.  He will share information about what it means to eat healthy.  He will also provide tips for stretching our food budget when our time for shopping and preparing food is limited.

Time:  12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Date:  Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014

Location:  Hall, Room 215 (the CPCC bookstore building)

A light lunch will be served.

For further information, please call Omar Crenshaw at 704.330.6665 or Linda Jones at 704.330.6246.

 

The Collegiate Recovery Community (CRC) at Central Piedmont Community College is a student club for students who in recovery from addictive disorders including alcohol, drugs and eating disorders. Students can engage with and seek support from students fighting the same battles as well as have access to supportive faculty and staff members on Central Campus. The program is designed to assist these students with any struggles they may have in maintaining sobriety while being a successful college student.

As part of creating safe spaces for recovering students, the CRC has established two weekly, 12-Step Support Group Meetings on Central Campus.  These meetings are open for any student in recovery.  The meetings are held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday and at noon on Thursday on Central Campus in Belk 1100.  Come in the front of the Belk Building and turn left at the elevator and the room is immediately on the left.

For more information contact Tony Beatty, CRC Faculty Advisor, at tony.beatty@cpcc.edu or Jeff King at jking032@email.cpcc.edu.

The State Employees’ Credit Union and the Institute for Emerging Issues are proud to sponsor a contest that rewards N.C.’s higher education students for investing in their communities. The prize, open to students in higher education in N.C., will reward innovative solutions to challenges facing N.C. communities. The first place winner will receive $50,000; the runner-up $25,000; two “fan favorites” $10,000 each; and one of IEI’s choice $5,000. External judges will review each application.

For complete application materials visit emergingissues.org.  Applications are due on December 1 (instructions on the website).

UNCC Connect at Central Campus 

Transfer Resource Center (TRC)

Transfer Resource Center (TRC)

 

Transfer Resource Center (TRC) is excited to host an admissions representative from UNC Charlotte at CPCC’s Central Campus. Please join us for a presentation and free pizza and beverages.  Monday, September 29, 11 a.m.-noon, Elizabeth Classroom Building, Room 1106.

Transfer Tuesday

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. Next Tuesday, Sept. 30 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., representatives from Belmont Abbey College, UNCA and Johnson and Wales will be at Central Campus in the lobby of the Levine Information Tech Building (next to Subway). At Levine we will host reps from Shaw University and Devry. Johnson C. Smith will visit Merancas.  All visits are from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. unless otherwise noted. 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 email at trc@cpcc.edu.

Learn about the biggest misconception of a community college in this Huffington Post article.

Project Art Aid is excited to announce another “Queen City Soup,” its micro-grant program to promote the arts in Charlotte. This year’s event is being held in CPCC’s Pease Auditorium on Sept. 28 at 4 p.m. The organization hopes you decide to attend its 8th micro-grant event and help it create the largest grant yet! The event will feature:
  • special emcee Mike Watson
  • appetizers, desserts and soft drinks
  • and more!
CPCC student tickets are $5 when paid in advance using the discount code “CPCC” online, or $7.50 at the door. To purchase tickets, click here.

Dress is casual and parking is free in the CPCC Parking Deck.

The proposals are available for review here. Queen City Soup is organized by Project Art Aid, and is supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
CPCC’s temperature standards are 74F in the summer and 70F in the winter. thermostat
Here’s how we compare to a few other North Carolina Community Colleges:
Durham Tech:
Occupied heating 70F / cooling 74F
Stanley CC:
Occupied heating 70F / cooling 73F
Davidson County CC:
Occupied heating 70F / cooling 73F
Wake Tech CC:
Occupied heating 69F / cooling 76F
Guilford Tech CC:
Occupied heating 70F / cooling 75F
UNC:
Occupied heating 69F / cooling 78F
NCSU:
Occupied heating 68-71F / cooling 72-75F
UNCC:
Occupied heating 71F / cooling 75F
Ap State:
Occupied heating 69F / cooling 74F

CPCC IS COMMITTED TO SAVING ENERGY AND SUSTAINABILITY!
If you have any questions, contact Pam Metcalf, energy and environmental manager, at x ext. 6079.

UNC Charlotte Admissions Representative to Visit Merancas Campus

Transfer Resource Center (TRC) is excited to host an admissions representative from UNC Charlotte at CPCC’s Merancas Campus. Monday, Sept. 22. Prospective transfer students are welcome to stop by the lobby of the

Transfer Resource Center (TRC)

Transfer Resource Center (TRC)

TS Building Student Lounge from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. 

Transfer Tuesday

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. Next Tuesday, Sept. 23 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., representatives from Belmont Abbey College, UNC Asheville and Johnson & Wales will be at Central Campus in the lobby of the Levine Information Technology Building (next to Subway) At Levine we will host reps from NC A&T, Gardner-Webb and Chamberlain Nursing. At Merancas we have a rep from Shaw University. William Peace University will visit Cato.  All visits are from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. unless otherwise noted. For more information about Transfer Tuesdays and other services offered by the Transfer Resource Center, please visit our website at www.cpcc.edu/ican/trc. You can also contact the Transfer Resource Center by email at trc@cpcc.edu

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