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!

Central Piedmont Library to Host Variety of Sensoria Events

Central Piedmont Library is sponsoring several events during this year’s Sensoria festival that we would love to have you attend!

Author’s Showcase – “Wicked Charlotte” featuring Stephanie Burt
Stephanie Burt will read from and discuss her book Wicked Charlotte, which delves into the sordid side of the Queen City’s history.
https://sensoria.cpcc.edu/event/715/

Film Screening – “Night School”
“Night School” is a documentary discussing the daily life and challenges faced by low income Americans in one American city.
https://sensoria.cpcc.edu/event/773/

Film Screening – “Science Fair”
“Science Fair” documents the attempt by nine high school students to come in first at the International Science and Engineering Fair.
https://sensoria.cpcc.edu/event/772/

Film Screening – “We Are Still Rising”
“We Are Still Rising” tells the history of Historically Black Colleges and Universities in the United States.
https://sensoria.cpcc.edu/event/698/

 

Students, Staff to Perform Excerpt from “Coming of Age: Decisions” on April 6

Join us as TRIO and Mariot and G.M. Productions present an excerpt from “Coming of Age: Decisions” in Tate Hall on April 6 at 2:30 p.m., during Sensoria. The performance is free.

“Coming of Age: Decisions” tackles the topic of sexual assault and the many elements that lead to this tragic incident.

The performance will feature Central Piedmont DRE and ENG students, as well as individuals from Central Piedmont’s TRIO office. Following the performance, there will be a brief discussion about the play led by the writer and cast.

 

Library Move and Other Updates

Welcome to the first day of classes for the spring 2019 semester! There are some important – and exciting – changes happening at the library. The Hagemeyer Learning Resources Center – the old building that housed the Central Campus library – is now closed so the library has moved across the quad to 1241 Charlottetowne Ave., which is beside the curved Citizens Building.

The Learning Resources Center (and Pease Auditorium inside the building) will come down and be replaced by a new, state-of-the art library and student success center for our students. The new facility will also include a replacement of the existing Pease Auditorium and gallery. The new Central Campus library and student success center is scheduled to be completed in 2022.

Even in its new location across the quad, the fantastic library team is still here to assist you.

  • Reading room, group & quiet study spaces
  • Staff available to direct students & provide academic support
  • Computers and printing labs
  • Graphing calculator, laptop, and hotspot checkouts
  • Information Technology Services (ITS) Express services
  • Books & DVDs for checkout

Also, Blackboard orientation sessions are available the first week of classes:

Here’s the breakdown of the departments and services housed in this new location for the Central Campus library:

First floor

  • ITS Help Desk
  • Coppa Coffee (opening February 2019)

Second floor

  • Library Informational desk
  • Computer lab
  • Library Archives
  • Library classroom
  • Learning commons, collaboration space

Third floor

  • Library quiet study spaces
  • English department
  • Library administration
  • Digital Media Services

Visit us at all of our Central Piedmont locations or online at www.cpcc.edu/library

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.