Learn How To Prepare Nutritional Food

Cooking and access to nutritional food can be a challenge to college students. Come learn the basics of preparing healthy meals with items from our very own campus food pantry.

Join Service-Learning and the Central Piedmont Hospitality department on November 20 from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m., on Central Campus in Zeiss, Room 1102. Contact kelvin.chege@cpcc.edu for more information.

Tour UNC Charlotte with the Student Life Team

Student Life is offering to take currently registered Central Piedmont students to UNC Charlotte for a campus tour on Thursday, November 21. We will leave from Central Campus at 1:30 p.m., and should return by 5:30 p.m. We will use the free Connector Bus to the Transit Station, and then Student Life will pay for students to ride the light rail to UNCC and back. A limited number of students are able to go, so first come first serve!

Interested students should complete and submit the google form below:


New Videos from Films on Demand

Films on Demand, a streaming video platform that Central Piedmont Library subscribes to, contains thousands of educational videos. In the month of October, Films on Demand added more than 200 new videos to their collection. These new videos cover a wide range of subjects including business, politics, history, education, culture, and science.

Of particular note are the following new videos:

  • Reconstruction: America After the Civil War – This PBS series, hosted by historian Henry Louis Gates, Jr., presents the definitive history of the transformative years following the American Civil War, when the nation struggled to rebuild itself.
  • Marvel – Marvel are the superheroes of the entertainment world, but just three decades ago the company was on the brink of collapse, forced into an all-out war to survive. Former insiders give a rare glimpse into the inner workings of the Marvel Universe and how the company fought its way back to the top.
  • Facebookistan – We voluntarily share information on our Facebook walls, and by signing their Terms of Service, we have voluntarily allowed Facebook to use this information for whatever the company finds useful. This film investigates the paradox of a social media that promotes openness, transparency which encourages all of us to share but which as a company, reveals little of itself to the 1.4 billion people who use its services daily.

Drama Students to Present One-Act Plays

Central Piedmont Drama students will present several one act plays this semester at the Central and Levine campuses.

November 13 at 2 p.m.: An Afternoon of One Acts:  “Gorilla Gorilla” and “The Bear” in the Overcash Food court/ Commons Area

November 20 at 2 p.m.: Another Afternoon of One Acts: “The Marriage Proposal” in the Overcash Food court/Commons Area

December 4 at 10:30 a.m.: A Morning One Act: “The Zoo Story” In Overcash, Room 300

December 6 & 7 at 7:30 p.m.: A Complete Evening of One Acts: “Gorilla Gorilla”, “The Bear”, “The Marriage Proposal” and “The Zoo Story” Levine Campus Georgia Tucker Fine Arts Hall

All performances are FREE!

For additional information, contact Tom Hollis at 704.330.6835 or at tom.hollis@cpcc.edu.

Blood Drive on Nov. 12

Join OneBlood and Central Piedmont’s Service-Learning department to donate blood on Tuesday, November 12, 2019, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., and be someone’s miracle. All donors will receive a FREE OneBlood Fleece Blanket and a wellness checkup including blood pressure, temperature, iron count, pulse, and cholesterol screening.

To make an appointment, please visit www.oneblood.org/donate-now and use sponsor code #44503. Walk-ins are welcome!


Finals Got You Stressed? Attend De-Stress-A-Palooza on Nov. 13

Nov. 13, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Central Campus, Worrell, Lobby

  • Canvas Painting – paint your happy place
  • Board games and puzzles
  • Make slime and stress balls
  • Counseling Resources for time management and test-taking strategies
  • Meme Caption Contest


  • Guided Meditation, 11 – 11:30 a.m. (Worrell, Room 1112) and 3 – 3:30 p.m. (Worrell, Room 1152)
  • Video Games, 2 -4 p.m. (Worrell, Room 1140)

Refreshments provided.
Questions? Call 704.330.2722, ext. 3243

Powering a Stronger Future at Central Piedmont

Powering a Stronger FutureStudents are at the heart of Powering a Stronger Future, Central Piedmont’s recently launched $40 million campaign – the most ambitious, comprehensive fundraising campaign in the college’s history.

We believe in the power of education to change lives and strengthen our community. Five campaign priorities ensure the college’s ability to be singularly focused on student success:

  • Removing Financial Barriers and Expanding Access to Opportunity
  • Supporting Student Success, Equity, and Engagement
  • Ensuring Instructional Excellence and Relevance
  • Fostering Economic Mobility and Responding to Community Needs
  • Responding to Present and Emergency Needs

For more information about the campaign and to meet some of the students and alumni who are helping to tell Central Piedmont’s story by sharing their own stories, visit our website at cpccfoundation.org/campaign.

Encourage your family and friends to connect with us on social media and follow our campaign progress. Also, be sure to follow #aStrongerFuture on your social media platforms to see the campaign’s latest news and accomplishments.


NC STEM Alliance Workshop

Career panelAll Central Piedmont students are invited to attend a “STEM Career Panel” hosted by the NC STEM Alliance. Come out and be a part of enrichment and personal experiences shared by STEM professionals. This workshop will be held on November 14, 2019, from 3:30-5 p.m., in Zeiss Building, Room 1106 on Central Campus. Hope to see you there!


An Opportunity You Don’t Want to Miss!

Central Piedmont’s Bill and Patty Gorelick Gallery is fortunate to exhibit an eclectic selection of both 2D and 3D works from the private art collection of Dr. Larry Brady, and WOW! You gotta see it! The pieces range from the abstract to modern contemporary, ceramics to collage. It is a sight to behold. We only have this exhibit up until Winter Break!! So get out to Harris Campus and give them a look!


The Bill and Patty Gorelick Gallery, Harris Conference Center
3210 CPCC Harris Campus Drive, Charlotte, NC
Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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 – November 12, 2019

Central Campus – Zeiss Lobby
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
UNC Wilmington

Levine Campus – Levine Main Lobby
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
North Carolina A&T State University
East Carolina University
Catawba College

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

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

Metallica’s All Within My Hands Foundation Places Spotlight on Central Piedmont Student

Be sure to visit Metallica’s All Within My Hands website this week and you might see a familiar face – Central Piedmont alumnna and Metallica Scholar – Orviece. Her story is featured on the Foundation’s homepage at https://www.allwithinmyhands.org.

Learn how this powerful partnership between a rock band and an educational institution is changing lives.

Central Piedmont Dance Theatre to Present ‘The Moon: A Little Theatre of the World’

The Moon

Central Piedmont Dance Theatre is excited to present “The Moon: A little Theatre of the World.”  This modern opera by Carl Orff is based on a  fairy tale by The Brothers Grimm, of the consequences of greed and possession upsetting the natural order of the world.

Choreographed by Dance Program Chair Clay Daniel, and conducted by Arts Division Chair Dr. Alan Yamamoto, “The Moon” will feature moving sets, magical theatrics, and a wonderful lesson in the enchanting musical depths of Orff’s rarely-performed masterwork!

Performances are November 13 and 14 at 7:30 p.m. in Halton Theater. Central Piedmont students with a valid Central Piedmont ID will receive FREE admission. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for all non-Central Piedmont students with a valid student ID.  Visit tix.cpcc.edu or call the SunTrust Box Office at ext. 6534 for more information.

Central Piedmont Opera Theatre to Present ‘Orphee et Euridice,’ Students Attend FREE!

Orphee et Euridice

The Central Piedmont Music Department is excited to announce their Fall 2019 opera, “Orphee et Euridice!”

Gluck’s second adaptation of the Orpheus mythological legend took place in Paris, France in 1774.  In our present day, the first version, which premiered in Vienna in 1692 is more often performed.  Due to the additional beautiful vocal and dance music and the title role being performed by a full lyric tenor voice, Central Piedmont Opera has chosen to produce the Paris Version of this opera.

The presence of dance is especially strong in the Paris Version, and the additional music is stunning.  Central Piedmont Opera is pleased to be collaborating with Central Piedmont Dance and Nouveau Süd to bring you this ‘feast for the senses’ known as “Orphée et Euridice.”

Performances are November 22nd and 23 at 7:30 p.m., and November 24 at 2:30 p.m., in Halton Theater, Central Campus. Central Piedmont students can attend FREE with a valid Central Piedmont student ID. For more information, visit tix.cpcc.edu or call the SunTrust Box Office at ext. 6534.


Help is Always Available

You are not alone

Did you know that suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the US?

Thoughts of self-harm are not as uncommon as many people think. If you suspect someone is feeling suicidal, don’t be afraid to ask them. Then, listen with patience and kindness, steering clear of criticism or easy answers. Let them know you care and want to connect them with someone who can help. And, if you personally are having suicidal thoughts, please reach out to someone.

At Central Piedmont, counselors are available at every campus, and their services are free and confidential. Learn more at cpcc.edu/counseling. Also, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is open 24/7 at 1.800.273.TALK (8255) or by texting TALK to 741741.