Construction Updates on Demolition of Terrell and Ceramics & Visual Arts Annexes, Pease Lane to Close Next Week

Beginning next week (Nov. 19), two new construction projects will begin at Central Campus, impacting access to Pease Lane:

Terrell Demolition

On Monday, Nov. 19, Pease Lane will close to vehicular traffic from Elizabeth Avenue and only be used for construction traffic. Here is what you need to know about this road closure and how it will impact you as a Central Piedmont student, employee or visitor:

  • Pease Lane will be opened as needed for events at Pease Auditorium.
  • Visitor and accessible parking on Pease Lane will not be available. To accommodate this change, visitor and accessible parking will be available in Parking Lot 5, located behind Central High. Access to this lot is available from Kings Drive. See the Central Campus Map.
  • The small parking lot on the side of Terrell will be closed.
  • The sidewalk along Pease Lane will remain open during construction.

Please note that some staff and faculty offices will remain in Terrell until the end of November. Employees can access Terrell from the Quad entrance.

In the space not being used in Terrell, the removal of furniture and equipment will begin. Once all staff, faculty, furniture and equipment have been removed from the building, the physical building demolition process will begin.

Ceramics and Visual Arts Annexes Demolition

In addition to the changes happening on the Quad, structural demolition of the Ceramics and Visual Arts Annexes, located behind Central High, will begin next week. Construction trucks will be on site, hauling debris such as walls, floors and roof materials from the buildings. Construction vehicles will use Pease Lane to access Sam Ryburn Walk.

Our apologies for the many disruptions taking place on campus; however, this is an exciting time at Central Piedmont as the college builds important new facilities to enhance student success!

College Security Services Campus Safety Update

In response to the two recent student pedestrian incidents at crosswalks on Elizabeth Avenue, the college has taken the following actions:

  • A law enforcement patrol will be parked along Elizabeth Avenue with flashing blue lights on class days from 7-9:30 a.m., noon to 2 p.m., and 5 to 9 p.m. These times will be adjusted to match any changes in pedestrian traffic.
  • The college has contacted Charlotte DOT with the request to repaint all Central Campus crosswalks in a color more noticeable and reflective than white.
  • The college and CMPD have requested that permanent flashing lights be installed at the crosswalks on Elizabeth Avenue. These would be similar to the crosswalk lights at Harper Campus.
  • Campus Security Directors, Student Government Officers, CMPD and Mecklenburg Sheriff Deputies, and Allied Universal Police Officers are kindly reminding students and employees to always use the crosswalks and to always be alert for oncoming vehicles when crossing the street.

 

Thanks,

Central Piedmont’s Dental Hygiene Clinic Offers Affordable Dental Options

Dental Clinic offers affordable dental options

We need dental patients! Central Piedmont’s dental hygiene program needs more patients in order to meet their program requirements.

The Central Piedmont Dental Hygiene Clinic is open to the public. The clinic functions primarily as a training facility for students enrolled in the Dental Hygiene program. Students are supervised by faculty. Appointments are scheduled based on student requirements and typically last up to three hours. Multiple appointments may be required.

The following services are provided for a fee of $35.

  • Dental x-rays
  • Oral Prophylaxis (plaque and tartar removal)
  • Non-surgical Periodontal Therapy
  • Coronal Polishing
  • Fluoride treatment
  • Sealants

Dental screenings are available on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

Learn more visit, http://www.cpcc.edu/health_sciences/dental-clinic or call 704.330.6704.

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.

The Workplace Learning Office on Central Campus has Moved!

The Workplace Learning office on Central Campus has moved to the Elizabeth Office Building, located at 1425 Elizabeth Ave. Students needing assistance with co-ops, internships or apprenticeships may connect with the team at their new campus location, online at cpcc.edu/workplacelearning or by phone at 704.330.6217.

Parking Deck 1/Parking on Central Campus

Central Campus Student Parking Deck 1, located at the corner of Charlottetowne Avenue and 7th Street, will remain closed for ongoing repairs throughout the fall semester.

To help with the need for parking spaces on Central Campus, students can park in any of the other decks and in all surface lots. The only exceptions are spaces that require a handicap permit and visitor spaces.

Students should avoid parking on side streets around campus. At the same time, students who drive to campus should arrive well in advance of their first class to given themselves plenty of time to find a parking space. Students who can carpool or use public transportation are encouraged to do so.

CPCC Diversity Committee Presents “Race & The Media” March 8

Race & The Media
Time: March 8, 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Location: CPCC Campus, Tate Hall
About the Program:

How do journalists determine when it’s appropriate to mention race in a news story? What types of conversations happen in newsrooms when racial tensions are high in the city? Can local viewers and readers influence how race is covered in the news?  A panel of current and former journalists, share their perspectives on these questions and more.

 

Please Refrain from Parking in SunTrust Parking Lot Near Central Campus

The parking lot attached to the SunTrust building between 3rd and 4th Streets at Kings Drive is reserved for patrons and employees of the businesses housed in that building.

CPCC students are asked to refrain from parking in this lot, and instead, park in any of the CPCC lots or decks located on Central Campus. View parking locations.

You may contact CPCC Parking Services or Central Campus Administration with any questions you may have. Thank you.

 

15K/5K Races to Temporarily Close Streets near Central Campus this Saturday

Allstate’s Hot Chocolate 15k/5k is taking place on Saturday, Feb. 10, near CPCC’s Central Allstate 5k course mapCampus. As a result, the event will temporarily close a couple of nearby roads, including 5th and 7th streets. However, all impacted roads are expected to be open by noon.

If you have a Saturday morning class to attend, please plan accordingly and leave early to allow for any traffic delays during this time. For a course map, see the image at right. To make it larger, double-click on it.

 

Central Campus Parking, Do Not Park on Side Streets  

Central Campus students: please continue to arrive early to class. Traffic remains heavy on and around the campus as there are construction and maintenance projects taking place that are causing issues. We strongly encourage you to carpool or use public transportation.

If you drive to campus, please make sure you’re parking in designated student parking areas. These include Student Decks 1 and 2, Lot 6 and the Employee/Theatre Parking Deck, which remains open to students while Student Deck 3 is closed for maintenance.

Please note: You CANNOT park along side streets, such as Armory Drive and other thoroughfares on or near campus. By parking in an unmarked space and along nearby streets, you run the risk of your vehicle being towed.

Therefore, please park in assigned parking areas on campus. Not sure where they are? Refer to the Central Campus map for parking locations.

Thank you!

Information Tables Available to Assist Students the First Week of Classes

Information tables will be set up at all six campuses during the first week of class should you need help finding classes or getting questions answered. 

At Central Campus we’ll have tables from 7:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. on Thursday (1/11) and Wednesday (1/17) at all locations listed below. 

Inside

·         Levine IT Building lobby

·         Overcash Center lobby

·         Zeiss Building lobby

Outside

·         Central High Building (Elizabeth Ave. at Pease Ln.)

Evening hours for the information tables on Central Campus are from 5-6 p.m. at the Belk Patio (behind Belk/Health Careers Building) – weather permitting – on Thursday (1/11), Tuesday (1/16), Wednesday (1/17) and Monday (1/22).

Parking Advisory: Parking Deck Closure Could Impact Traffic at Central Campus

Please plan to arrive early during the first two weeks of class. Traffic is heavy during this time and there are construction and maintenance projects on Central Campus that could cause issues. We strongly encourage you to carpool or use public transportation as Central Campus traffic volumes adjust during the first two weeks of class.

Download the CPCC app to see all CPCC campus maps – or go directly to the Central Campus map for more specific information – and follow #cpccparking on Twitter. Here are the latest updates:

·         PARKING DECK CLOSURE: Student Parking Deck 3, located at the corner of 7th Street and Charlottetowne Ave., will remain closed until further notice while maintenance work continues. Please use the Employee and Theater Deck on 4th Street (#22 on the map), Student Decks 1 and 2, and the available Central Campus surface lots.

·         PARKING DECK ACCESS: You can still enter and exit Student Parking Deck 1 on 4th St. however, due to construction, you cannot enter/exit the deck from Charlottetowne Ave.

·         LANE OPENING: There’s good news, though: The one lane of Charlottetowne Avenue (between 4th St. and Elizabeth Ave.) that was closed for construction of the new Advanced Technology Center on Central Campus will reopen sometime in mid-January.

We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience!

Positive Community for Women Invites You to a “Christmas Dance Party!”

Positive Community for Women invites you to their next meeting, “Christmas Dance Party!,” on Nov. 29 at 2 p.m. in Central High, Room 305 on Central Campus.   

The event will include a potluck meal, so if you wish to bring a dish to be shared, email positivecommunityforwomen@cpcc.edu.

Join us and invite a friend as well!

RSVP to positivecommunityforwomen@cpcc.edu.