CPCC Library Book Sale

Need something to read? The CPCC Central Library will be having its fall book sale soon!

WHEN: Oct. 24 and 25, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

WHERE: In front of the Central Campus Library.

Additionally, all other campus libraries will have their book sales going on during regular library hours – https://www.cpcc.edu/library/about-us/hours

All proceeds from the book sale go to the Theresa Thompson Library Scholarship. To learn more about the scholarship, visit https://www.cpcc.edu/library/scholarship


CPCC Theatre to Host Pre-Performance Reception on Oct. 25

CPCC Theatre will host a reception followed by a performance of “The Music of Night: An The Music of the Night RevueAndrew Lloyd Webber Revue” on Thursday, Oct. 25 at 6:30 p.m. in the lobby of Pease Auditorium. Anyone who has ever appeared in a Central Piedmont production or worked backstage in one in Pease is invited to attend to say “Goodbye to Pease.” RSVP to Tom Hollis 704.330.6835 or at tom.hollis@cpcc.edu.

Pease Auditorium will close in January 2019 after more than 50 years of memorable productions, performances and events. Pease Auditorium and the aging building that surrounds it – the Hagemeyer Learning Resource Center (LRC) – will come down and be replaced by a new, state-of-the art library for Central Piedmont’s students. The new LRC will also include a replacement of the existing Pease Auditorium and gallery.

Charlotte Observer Article: She’s used a special tool for decades to lift her students: It’s a farm.

Airy Knoll Elizabeth Ross

Elizabeth Ross at Airy Knoll Photo courtesy of Alice Kerrigan, The Charlotte Observer

The sound of the brass meditation singing bowl is the signal for 18 students and five staffers to gather for meditation at the morning’s writing circle at Airy Knoll Farm Art Class.

Elizabeth Ross is the creative behind the eight-day program, and she’s no newcomer: She’s been bringing students to her family farm for 20 years for an intensive study in literature, writing and art.

Ross was the first art instructor at Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC). Now retired, she’s an adjunct visual arts instructor and plans to continue the summer program on the 520-acre property, in western Virginia.

Read more here.

Attend Ghouls in Games on Oct. 26

Join us for a night of spooky fun!Ghouls in Games

When:  Friday, October 26, 2018, 4 – 9 p.m.
Where: Central Campus, Worrell Buidling, Room 1140
Admission: $1, or $5 with a slice of pizza
RSVP: https://goo.gl/forms/X7LQWlQ9HpSs6brp2

A Halloween Party open to everyone! We’ll have snacks, video games, Horror VR, an art contest and more!  And, be sure to dress up for the costume contest!

Central Piedmont Hosting Open House Nov. 3

Do you have a friend or family member who is interested in attending Central Piedmont Open HouseCommunity College?

Central Piemont invites them to attend its Open House to learn what makes the college one of the top community colleges in the nation.

Attendees will have the opportunity to speak with representatives from the college’s many academic programs and student services, explore Central Piedmont’s Central Campus with one of the college’s Student Ambassadors, and engage in a variety of breakout sessions focusing on important topics such as financial aid, enrollment, Career and College Promise and more.

In addition, participants will discover how Central Piedmont will equip them with the skills needed to find professional success in a fast, affordable and accessible manner.

WHEN: Saturday, Nov. 3; from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

WHERE: Worrell Building, Taylor Gym, CPCC Central Campus, 1228 Elizabeth Ave., Charlotte

CONTACT: This event is open to the public. Public parking is available in the parking decks accessible from East 4th St. To learn more, visit cpcc.edu/openhouse or contact CPCC Outreach & Recruitment at 704.330.6637 or at outreach@cpcc.edu.

CPCC Skyline Run Postponed!

We know fall is such a busy time for families, so after much consideration, we’ve decided to postpone this year’s Skyline Run event until spring 2019.

We’ll send an update as soon as we have a new date for your calendar and hope you’ll plan to join us in the spring.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you, and we’re already excited to host a great race in the spring to support the scholarship and financial needs of our students.

Please email foundation@cpcc.edu or call 704.330.6869 with any questions.

Library Resource of the Month – CultureGrams

The CPCC Library’s featured resource of the month for October is CultureGrams.  This extensive resource provides reliable cultural information on the countries of the world, including perspectives on daily life and culture such as dating and marriage, holidays, diet, and personal appearance. Additionally, CultureGrams includes such features as recipes, photos, personal interviews, and graphs and tables with lots of different country data.

CultureGrams also offers a States Edition and a Provinces Edition, which focus on the various states of the U.S. and Canada, respectively.

Check out this resource today to see what it might have to offer you! CultureGrams may be accessed here or from the Research Databases section of the library website.

If you have any questions about the use of this database, please feel free to contact Doug Short.


Transfer Resource Center News

Fall College Transfer Fair at Central Campus
Every October, the Transfer Resource Center welcomes colleges and universities from across the Carolinas to the annual College Transfer Fair at Central Piedmont Community College’s Central Campus

This year’s fair will take place on Tuesday, October 23 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Worrell, Gym

Receive more information.

UNC Charlotte Transfer Events
The UNCC Admissions Office will be here to discuss the admissions process, academic advising and student life.  We encourage all CPCC students who plan to transfer to UNCC to attend and bring their questions!

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 – 9 a.m. – noon at the Central Campus (Zeiss Lobby)

View more information.

Transfer Tuesdays
Every Tuesday the Transfer Resource Center (TRC) hosts admissions representatives from four-year colleges and universities as they visit CPCC to talk with prospective transfer students.

View the full calendar of fall 2018 visits.

Transfer Tuesday Schedule – October 16, 2018

Central Campus – Zeiss Lobby
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
East Carolina University
North Carolina A&T

Central Campus – Zeiss Lobby
1:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Carolinas College of Health Sciences
UNC Greensboro

Merancas Campus
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
UNC Charlotte

Jump Start Appalachian State University at Levine
Jump Start is a support program that helps students find the answers and resources they need to successfully transfer to App State.  Please stop by one for one of their table visits in the main lobby area of Levine I.

9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Wednesday, October 24
Thursday, November 8

NC STEM Alliance Workshop

All Central Piedmont Community College students are invited to attend this week’s workshop Career panelheld by the NC STEM Alliance. The topic this week is: “STEM Career Panel.” Come out and be a part of an hour of enrichment and personal experiences shared by STEM professionals. This workshop will be held on October 18, 2018, from 4-5 p.m., in the Zeiss Building, Room 1106 on Central Campus. Hope to see you there!



Demolition Work to Start Next Week at Central Campus

As part of the large-scale project to construct a new library and student life center on Central ConstructionCampus, demolition work will begin along Pease Lane on Monday, Oct. 15.

The Visual Arts and Ceramics annexes, attached to the rear of Central High, will be torn down. The work area will be fenced off on or near Oct. 15. The fenced off area will include some parking spaces adjacent to the Visual Arts and Ceramics annexes, plus some ramps and stairs to Pease Lane.

The Pease Lane sidewalk that runs next to Central High will be closed; however, the sidewalk on the other side of Pease Lane will remain open. Pease Lane itself will remain open most of the time during the demolition work. It will close for temporary periods to allow large trucks to haul away demolition debris. Facilities Services will try to give the campus community advanced notice of when Pease Lane will be closed.

We thank you for your patience and understanding as the college moves forward with this exciting and important construction project.

Celebrate the 250th Anniversary of Charlotte’s Founding on Oct. 17

Celebrating the 250th Anniversary of Charlotte’s Founding
October 17, 2018; 10:30 a.m. – noon
CPCC Central Campus, Library, Second Floor Atrium

The following panelists will be discussing the importance of collecting, preserving and sharing Charlotte’s history with the community. Reception to follow. PD credit pending.

  • Shelia Bumgarner, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library
  • Andrea “Angie” Chandler, Harvey B. Gantt Center
  • Dr. Hugh Dussek, Moderator, Central Piedmont History Professor
  • Dr. Willie Griffin, Levine Museum of the New South
  • Dr. Brian Jones, Charlotte Museum of History

QUESTIONS? Learn more at cpcc.edu/library/events or call ext. 6885.



Two New Restaurants Added to Rewards Program

Did you know Central Piedmont partners with various businesses representing the hospitality, retail and technology industries to offer discounts through its Rewards program?

Recently, the following businesses decided to offer discounts to Central Piedmont students. Be sure to check them out the next time you decide to have lunch outside the office!

  • Teriyaki Madness (1100 Metropolitan Ave. Ste. 130 Charlotte, NC 28204): 15% discount
  • Uncle Maddio’s Pizza (345 S. Kings Dr. Charlotte, NC 28204): 15% discount

Forced from Home Event

Global Learning & Service-Learning at CPCC are offering an amazing and free opportunity for students, staff, and faculty.

This event is sponsored by Doctors without Borders and is called Forced from Home; it travels the country and will be in Charlotte on October 7-14, 2018.

Forced from Home is a free, interactive, outdoor educational exhibition that raises public awareness about the experience of the world’s more than 68.5 million refugees and internally displaced people. This educational event helps attendees learn about the many challenges people on the move encounter and the work Doctors without Borders does to address their basic medical needs in a host of settings.

Here is the link to learn much more about this amazing experience: https://www.forcedfromhome.com/

We believe it to be very important to offer this opportunity of civic engagement for our students, and we have set up two options where CPCC students can attend as a group with a faculty or staff member as part of the experience. This will allow all of us to experience the exhibition together, and we will offer a reflection for the students at the end. Students will be awarded two Civic Engagement hours on their service transcripts for attending this experience.

Anyone from CPCC is welcome and encouraged to attend, and we would love if you could share this information with your students, fellow staff and faculty. The two designated times for CPCC are:

  • Tuesday, October 9; 6:30 – 7:45 p.m. (CPCC faculty member Tiffany Adams & Director of Global Learning will attend; Nadine Russell will lead the group)
  • Sunday, October 14, 2018; 2 – 3:45 p.m. (Director of Service-Learning Jenn Marts will  lead group)

Please direct interest folks to register here to receive a reminder email for the event: https://goo.gl/forms/Og9MWlFL7Vd7jOW92

The Forced From Home Exhibition will be at the NASCAR Hall of Fame: 400 E M.L.K. Jr Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28202; you will need to provide your own transportation to and from this event. The main entrance for the parking garage is located on Martin Luther King Blvd. between Brevard St and Caldwell St.

We will also be hosting a Deliberative Dialogue on the refugee experience that we encourage all attending students, staff and faculty to come to.

This will take place at Central Campus on Tuesday, October 30, 2018, from 3:30-4:30 p.m. The room will be sent once everyone is signed up. We need at least 10 participants to make this part of the experience happen.

Deliberative Dialogues allows people to share their perspectives and experiences with one another about difficult issues we tend to just debate about or avoid entirely. Students will receive 2 hours of civic engagement credit for participating in this opportunity as well. You do NOT have to attend the exhibit to attend the dialogue – all are encouraged to come and learn from one another.

If you have questions, please email jenn.marts@cpcc.edu.

Upcoming Arts Exhibits

MakerSpace 2018
October 15 – 31, 2018, Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Ross Gallery, Central Campus, CPCC

In collaboration with Student Life and CPCC Art Galleries, Ross Gallery will host the inaugural MakerSpace for CPCC students.

October 15 – 31: Students will have the chance to create works of art within a 30 – 45 minute time period during our regular gallery hours.

CPCC students will explore their hidden talents of creativity in painting, photomontage, collage and origami and many more.

Book Giveaway and signing
The Beautiful Book of Exquisite Corpses by Gavin Edwards
Wednesday, October 31, 2018, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Ross Gallery, Central Campus, CPCC

Come meet Gavin Edwards, the editor of The Beautiful Book of Exquisite Corpses and local artists and contributors Dustin Harbin and Holly Keogh.

First 200 students receive a copy of the book for free!

Holiday Art Market
November 5 – December 5, 2018, Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.Holiday Market
Holiday Reception: November 8, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Ross Gallery, Central Campus, CPCC

Holiday Art Market offers everyone the opportunity to collect artwork at an affordable price from artist throughout CPCC and community.

Pease Art Gallery
Airy Knoll Farm Show: Cross-Pollination
October 22 – November 4, 2018, Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Student Reception: Wednesday, November 14, 6 – 8 p.m.
Pease Gallery, Central Campus, CPCC

Artist uses visual honey-bees who gather nectar from fields and flowers to create something Airy Knollnew.

A unique honey results when art-making combines biology, poetry, science, music, or any diverse subject to influence and inspire the other. ~ Collaborative writing by Suzanne Stryk and Larry Sorkin