Parking at Central Campus – Park in Designated Parking Spaces

Tow truckPlease remember to park your vehicle only in a Central Piedmont Community College parking facility when you come to Central Campus. Do not park alongside streets near campus, at businesses adjacent to campus (including Bojangles’ restaurant), 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.

 

Cato Campus to Host Annual Fall Plant Sale Oct. 4-5

Chris BreedloveWhat: The Central Piedmont Community College 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 Central Piedmont.

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:

  • October 4, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • October 5, 9 a.m. – noon

Where: Central Piedmont’s Cato Campus Horticulture Building, 8120 Grier Rd., Charlotte, N.C.

Contact: The event is free and open to the public. Personal checks, cash and cards accepted. Free parking is available at the Cato Campus.  For more information, please call 704.330.7821.

Memorial Stadium Construction to Impact Parking at Central Campus

Please note, the renovation and re-construction of the American Legion Memorial Stadium adjacent to Central Campus will begin this Thursday, Sept. 19, at 10 p.m. The Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Department is undertaking this large-scale project.

As a result of this project, the following parking lots and parking spaces will be impacted or closed, beginning Thursday night:

  • The majority of Lot 7, located at the corner of North Kings Dr. and East Seventh St., will be closed. (Some spaces near the culinary arts center will remain open.)
  • The stadium’s accessible parking spaces on Armory Drive, near Charlottetowne Ave. will be closed.

For alternative parking options, please consult the Central Campus Parking map. As a reminder, Deck 1, located at the corner of East Seventh St. and Charlottetowne Ave., is now open and available for use. Also, additional accessible parking areas are available in Deck 1 and in Lot 5, near Central High.

We appreciate your patience and understanding in this matter. Please plan accordingly, and give yourself plenty of time to park your vehicle and get to class. If you have any questions, please contact Central Piedmont Facilities at 704.330.6000.

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.

$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.

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.

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.

 

Central Campus Library Open, Accessible

Just a reminder, the Central Campus library is now located in the former Advanced Technology Center, bordered by the Citizens Building and Charlottetowne Avenue, at the northeast corner of the main quad. See the college website for a Central Campus map.

You can access the Library easily from the sidewalk along Charlottetowne Avenue. You also can reach the Library from the main quad, just follow the signs around the construction fencing.

Most of the fencing will be down by mid-September, providing a direct route from the quad to the Library.

 

Participate in ‘Blur: A Community Portrait Project’

Blur artworkBlur: A Community Portrait Project

Click dates to register for photo sessions in Ross Gallery on August 26 and August 27.

Atlanta-based photographer Melissa Alexander uses her camera to create a space of respite and self-rediscovery. Join her at Central Piedmont Community College’s Ross Art Gallery on August 26 and 27 from 3 – 7 p.m. for “Blur,” a special community portrait project that reclaims not only our time, but ourselves. Participate in a fun and affirming photo session where your self will be uncovered, your bravery rewarded, and your vulnerability empowered.

Melissa Alexander’s photography sessions are a part of the larger exhibition, “Blur: A Community Portrait Project” on view in Ross Gallery on October 16.

Photographs completed during these portrait sessions will be exhibited at the Ross Art Gallery, October 16 – December 12, 2019.

 

The Exhibition ‘Shift’ Comes to the Ross and Overcash Art Galleries

Shift artworkShift
Featuring artists Reuben Bloom, Amanda Foshag and Heather Lewis
Ross and Overcash Art Galleries
August 12 – October 3, 2019

“Shift” explores the idea of assigning value to the invaluable. Unifying found, recycled, and uncommon objects, Bloom, Foshag, and Lewis use these materials to create their art. All three artists work in various types of media, constructing their creations out of chaos. Each one strives to find beauty in the dramatic shifts of life through deconstruction, rebirth, and growth.

Opening Reception in Ross Gallery
Thursday, August 29; 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Artist Lectures
Reuben Bloom: Date: Thursday, September 19 at 12:30 p.m. in Tate Hall
Heather Lewis: Date: Thursday, September 26 at 10 a.m. in Tate Hall
Amanda Foshag: Date: Monday, September 30 at 3 p.m. in Tate Hall

Levine Campus to Offer Expanded Evening, Friday, and Saturday Course Offerings

Beginning this fall, the Levine Campus will offer expanded course offerings of some of its most in-demand classes on weekday evenings, Fridays, and Saturdays to give students more options to complete a two-year, college transfer degree more quickly.

The new course offerings are comprised of more than 40, high-demand courses. The classes will be offered in sequential order and focus on a variety of general education subjects, ranging from biology and public speaking, to psychology and business.

The college is offering more courses in the evenings, and on Fridays and Saturdays, to help accommodate students’ busy schedules, setting them up for success both inside and outside of the classroom.

To learn more, please call Edith McElroy, dean of the Levine Campus, at 704.330.4386.

Learn How to Promote Healthy Brain Development for Ages 0-3

Did you know that 80 percent of brain growth happens in the first three years of life?

Meck BasicsEveryday interactions between children, their parents, and other caregivers provide abundant opportunities to give children from every background a great start in life!

Come to MECK BASICS to learn how to promote healthy brain development and responsive caregiving through daily use of the Basics. Sponsored by the Central Piedmont Early Childhood Education Club, this event will be Saturday, April 27, 1 – 4 p.m., in the Harris Campus Auditorium.

The workshop is free. Those who participate for the entire program will receive a certificate for 3 North Carolina DCDEE training credit hours. Students can pre-register by emailing Mercy Thompson, Central Piedmont Early Childhood Education Club secretary, at mthomp24@email.cpcc.edu.

More information about the program and registration is in this flyer.

Spring Book Sale

Need something to read? Central Piedmont’s Central Library will be having its spring book sale during the week of Sensoria!

WHEN: April 8-11, 7:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. and April 12, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

WHERE: Central Campus Library, Room 201. (Please note that the library is in a new space this semester. It is the old Advanced Technologies Center building located next to the Citizens Building and the under-construction classroom building.)

Additionally, all other campus libraries will have their book sales going on during regular library hours – 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 cpcc.edu/library/scholarship

 

Attend the Research Symposium on April 5

All Central Piedmont students and faculty are invited to attend this week’s Research NC STEM AllianceSymposium held by the NC STEM Alliance. Please join us as students from Central Piedmont and Guilford Technical community colleges present findings from their science, technology, engineering, and mathematics research. The symposium will be held on April 5, 2019, from noon-3 p.m. in the Zeiss Building, First Floor on Central Campus. Hope to see you there!