Have you Filed Your Taxes? Free Tax Preparation Available for Central Piedmont Students

Free income tax services are available for Central Piedmont students, faculty, and staff until April 15 through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA). Qualified participants earn $64,000 per year or less.

Eligible individuals are able to participate in two ways, through a Virtual Intake Center or by sitting down in person with a VITA trained tax preparer.

Virtual Intake Sites allow participants to bring the tax documents to a designated location where the tax documents will be uploaded through a secure server, and prepared by a trained VITA tax preparer.

Virtual Intake Sites are available at Cato Campus, Building III, and Room 118 and at Harper Campus, Harper 4, Room 218. Learn more here.

In-person sit-down appointments will be available in the Overcash Building on the Central Campus, in Room 232 (next to Tate Hall). Operating hours for the in-person site are:

  • Monday: 10 a.m. – noon and 1 – 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 8 a.m. – noon and 1 – 5 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 8 a.m. – noon and 1 – 5 p.m.
  • Thursday: 10 a.m. – noon and 1 – 5 p.m.
  • Friday: 9 a.m. – noon
  • Saturday: 9 a.m. – noon (Walk-Ins Only)

Click here to make an appointment.

Please make sure to bring all necessary paperwork with you to your appointment:

  • Proof of identification (photo ID). If filing a joint return, both spouses must be present to sign required authorization forms
  • Social Security Cards or an ITIN letter for you, your spouse, and dependents
  • Wages and earning statements (W2, W2-G, 1009-R,1099 Misc., etc.) from all employers
  • Interest and dividend statements from banks (Form 1099)
  • A copy of last year’s federal & state tax returns, if available
  • Proof of bank account with routing and account numbers for direct deposit
  • Total paid to a daycare provider, including the daycare provider’s name, address and tax identification information, such as a social security number or Employer Identification Number (EIN)

Construction on Central Campus to Impact Charlottetowne Ave.

Construction of the Charlottetowne at 5th Classroom Building, on Central Campus will require the closure of one lane of Charlottetowne Avenue from Elizabeth Avenue to 5th Street. Closure of the right lane, the lane closest to the building site, will begin Feb. 24, and last about six weeks.

The sidewalk along Charlottetowne will be shifted into the closed lane and separated from traffic by protective barriers. Traffic delays during peak times are expected. Please plan accordingly. Thank you for your patience.

Top 5 Ways to Plug-In This Coming Week

Central Piedmont offers you a ton of ways to get involved, make friends, do good for others, and have fun. While we offer hundreds of unique experiences on each campus during the semester (calendar of events), here are the Top 5 Ways to Plug-In This Week.International students sit on ground working

  1. Volunteer Fair (Levine Campus): (Wed., Feb. 19, 11:30am-1pm) Stop by and meet local nonprofits and community organizations! These organizations have multiple opportunities for students to gain service hours and give back to their community. Contact: lindsey.graves@cpcc.edu for more information.
  2. Business Etiquette Lunch Training (Central Campus): (Thu., Feb. 20, 11:30am-12:30pm) Professional work settings may require you to join your future boss for a meal. Do you have the skills to eat while speaking professionally? Wonder which fork to use? Do you need to practice your “small talk” with strangers? Students will have free lunch in the Van Every Culinary building at Central Campus the following week, and this mandatory etiquette training session is required the week before the lunch. Contact jennifer.conway@cpcc.edu for more information.
  3. Service In Action – Reedy Creek Elementary (Off-Campus): (Sat., Feb. 22, 10am-2pm) Students will participate in the festival for parents and students at the school. Volunteers will work in partners to run the exhibits, teachers will be present to guide and explain. Volunteers will be indoors and it is suggested that they wear a t shirt with jeans and sneakers (casual). Please sign up for this event using the following link: CPCC Service-In-Action Website
  4. Recreation Volleyball (Central Campus): (Mon., Feb. 24, 1pm-3pm) Come on out to the Worrell gymnasium and play some volleyball! Drop-in style of play with teams based on who shows up first. Open to all currently enrolled CP students with current semester sticker. Appropriate dress required to participate.
  5. Black History Month Trivia (Harper Campus): (Tue., Feb. 25, 11:30am-1pm) Join us at the Harper 4 First Floor Atrium to show off your history skills and learn some great Black History Month facts!

Please visit our websites for complete information about the Offices of Student Life & Service-Learning.

Male Mentoring Program Open to All Male Students

The MAN UP Program is a male mentoring program that provides wrap-around services and comprehensive activities that promote personal development, academic improvement and other social and educational advancement needs. It is open to ALL Central Piedmont male students.

Come participate in fun, engaging activities and events that promote personal development, academic improvement and other social and educational advancement needs!

Join Us For…

  • “Real Talk” session is every other Monday at 12:30pm on the Central Campus in Overcash 220.
    • Feb. 24th
    • March 16th and 30th
    • April 13th and 27th
  • Bring your “A” game EVERY THURSDAY at 4:30pm in Worrell room 1112.

Visit us online or come by CH120-121 to learn more about MAN UP.

Elevate Your Career – The Spring Job Search Starts Now!

For new graduates, the average time span from an interview to a job offer is 24 days. This means students need to begin their spring job search now.  Career Services is hosting the following events to help you elevate your career:

Career Fair 2020 – Thursday, March 5th, 11 am-2 pm, Central Campus, Worrell Gym. The Career Fair is the college’s largest recruiting event and will feature 70+ employers seeking to hire for full-time and part-time positions.

What’s Next Events

Drop-in for help with “what’s next” after graduation, whether you are still deciding about your major when you transfer or need quick help with your resume, job search, and making the most of the career fair. 

CATO CAMPUS

Tuesday, February 18

10:00-1:00

Check-in at Student Success Desk,

Cato 1 Lobby

CENTRAL CAMPUS

Wednesday, February 19

11:00-3:00

Central High, Room 122

HARPER CAMPUS

Tuesday, February 18

10:00 – 1:00

H4, Room 117

HARRIS CAMPUS

Thursday, February 20

1:00-4:00

Harris 1 Atrium

LEVINE CAMPUS

Wednesday, February 19

11:00-2:00

Library, LV2601

MERANCAS CAMPUS

Tuesday, February 18

10:00-1:00

Claytor 1123

 

“Let’s Talk About Financial Aid” Workshops Now Available to Students

Did you know the month of February is also Financial Aid Awareness Month?

There are plenty of overlooked financing options you can use to reduce the costs of your education. Attend a “Let’s Talk About Financial Aid” workshop on your campus to learn more.

There are several sessions available throughout February. Click here for details on available sessions near you!

Central Piedmont Theatre is Excited to Present “Chess, The Musical!”

“Chess” is a rock musical with music by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus of the pop group ABBA, lyrics by Tim Rice, and a book by Richard Nelson based on an idea by Rice. The story involves a politically driven, Cold War–era chess tournament between two grandmasters from America and the USSR and their fight over a woman who manages one and falls in love with the other. From Bangkok to Budapest the players, lovers, politicians, and spies manipulate and are manipulated to the pulse of a monumental rock score that includes “One Night in Bangkok” and “Heaven Help My Heart.”

“One of the best rock scores ever produced. This is an angry, difficult, demanding and rewarding show.” – TIME

 

 

 

Chess opens Friday, February 14th at 7:30pm in Halton Theater. Shows run from February 14 – 23.

For tickets and showtimes, visit tix.cpcc.edu or call the SunTrust box office at ext. 6534. Central Piedmont students with a valid Central Piedmont ID will get FREE admission. Non-Central Piedmont student tickets are $5 with a valid student ID.

Transfer Tuesdays

Transfer Tuesday Schedule – February 11, 2020

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.  For the full calendar of Spring 2020 attendees, please visit us online.

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

  • UNC Charlotte
  • Carolinas College of Health Sciences
  • Winston Salem State University

Levine Campus – Levine Main Lobby — 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

  • East Carolina University

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

  • UNC Greensboro

Merancas Campus – 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

  • Pfeiffer University

Meet one-on-one with a representative from Transfer Admissions at UNC Charlotte. Get your questions answered about the following:

  • Housing
  • Scholarships
  • Admissions requirements
  • Major requirements/advising questions
  • And more!

Meet with a UNC Charlotte Admissions representative – Central Campus

  • Tuesday, February 11th
  • Tuesday, March 17th
  • Tuesday, April 7th

Sign up using this linkRegistration is required

Get Plugged In: Hundreds of Unique Experiences Available for Students

Central Piedmont offers you a ton of ways to get involved, make friends, do good for others, and have fun. While we offer hundreds of unique experiences on each campus during the semester (calendar of events), here are the Top 5 Ways to Plug-In This Week.

  1. Student Resource Day (City View Campus):  Join us on Thursday, February 6th (11am-1pm) where representatives from several student service departments will be present and available to speak with you! Don’t miss this opportunity to connect with the services you need.
  2. Level Up Personal Enrichment (Levine Campus): Level Up is an exciting new enrichment series developed to provide students opportunities for personal growth beyond the classroom. Through various interactive activities and training sessions, students will gain a greater awareness of self and develop a deeper understanding of their impact on others. If you’re ready to challenge yourself beyond your comfort zone, meet new people and begin a guided journey towards self-awareness and personal development, this program is for you! Sessions held from 11am – 1pm on the first Friday of each month of the school year beginning in September and ending in April. There are 20 spots available and students will be required to register on a first-come, first-serve basis. Certificates of completion will be awarded to students who complete all 8 sessions. Remaining Spring Semester Meeting Dates: 2/7, 3/6, 4/3. Contact Nakeshia Staley to register.
  3. Black History Film Screening (Levine Campus): We invite students, faculty, and staff to join us on Monday, February 10 (3:30pm-5:30pm) and February 12 (3:30pm-5:30pm) to watch the movie “When They See Us”.  This will allow the opportunity to learn, discuss, and reflect on the criminalization of black and brown bodies, history of black suppression, and current social systems. A discussion and reflection will follow each episode. Students who attend at least two of the screenings will be credited 3 hours for community engagement through the Office of Service-Learning.
  4. Gender Identity Pronouns (Cato Campus): How would you like to be identified? Join us in Cato III Atrium on Monday, February 10 (10am-1pm) to create your own pronoun button and get to know your peers in the process.
  5. Seat @ the Table (Central Campus): Visit us on Wednesday, February 12 (12:30-1:30pm) for our Seat at the Table program.  It is a program created for students, faculty, and staff to have conversations that relate to their every-day lives outside of work and the classroom. Friendships, mental illness, love, forgiveness, and sex are among the many topics that will be held at the “dinner table” on Wednesdays at 12:30pm in Overcash 242. All of Central Piedmonts’s community are welcome to take a seat. Contact Nawje Samuda if you have any questions.

 

 

Please visit our websites for complete information about the Offices of Student Life & Service-Learning.

Spring Exhibits at the Bill and Patty Gorelick Galleries

Central Campus

Street Spirits

Paintings by Marvin Espy

Exhibited at the newest Bill and Patty Gorelick Gallery located in the North Classroom Building through June 30, 2020.

In this series, I hope to illuminate some of those nuances of energy and mood through the use of dramatic color, gestural mark-making, and my life experiences with the hopes of interpreting what it means to gather in an urban context. ” -Marvin Espy

Cato Campus

Remember, Reflect, Reconcile and Reimagine (R4)

An Artists Collective in contribution to the Charlotte Remembrance Project and Equal Justice Initiative’s call-to-action.

Curated by Eboné M. Lockett, M.S.Ed. through June 30, 2020

Location: Cato III, 8120 Grier Road, Charlotte, NC

 A Red Record, by Stella Park

R4 is a student-led, student-driven, inter-generational multimedia exhibit utilized to narrate the untold story of Willie McDaniel and other past and present injustices that highlight man’s inhumanity to man and to the earth. As the exhibit sheds light on these injustices, the student artists aim not only to remember and reflect on the history of our city, but to reconcile, restore and re-imagine a more just and equitable present and future for our city, state, country and world.

Levine Campus

A Joy Forever: Asian Brush Paintings

by Barbara Rizza Mellin through June 30, 2020

Location: Levine II, 2800 Campus Ridge Road, Matthews, NC

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Morning Glories, by Barbara Rizza Mellin
Barbara Rizza Mellin captures the simple elegance of natural objects in Chinese Brush Painting, the real and apparent spontaneity of the process in which a few strokes capture the beauty of a blossom, the fragility of a fallen leaf. Her works combine elements of water color paintings and calligraphic line drawings, and, yet, have their own unique look and style. This solo exhibit featuring a collection of blossom and branch paintings, and the tools used to create the art, is a modern interpretation of the ancient art of Chinese Brush Painting. This solo exhibit featuring a collection of blossom and branch paintings, and the tools used create the art, is a modern interpretation of the ancient art of Chinese Brush Painting.

 

Harris Campus

Illuminate by the ArtPop Street Gallery Class of 2018

through December 18, 2020


Through Illuminate, Central Piedmont’s Bill and Patty Gorelick Gallery partners with the ArtPop Street Gallery’s Class of 2018 in the shared vision of bringing art to students, faculty, and the community. This collective showcase of eclectic pieces created in paint, collage, photography, stoneware, and glass reflects the diversity and depth of Charlotte’s local art. Some of the works are recognizable as those that were lit up over the city, while others are new endeavors. All reflect the aspiration and passion of the artist.

Participating ArtPop Street Gallery artists Eva Crawford – Randy L. Dean – Cortney Frasier – Gordon C. James – Carmella Jarvi – Katherine Kirchner- Pauline Dove Lamal – Julia Lawing –  Monique Luck – Arthur Rogers – Maria Senkel – Hilary Siber – Holly Spruck – Rae Stark  – Stella Hyewon Yang

Harper Campus

Selected works from the private collection of Bill and the late Patty Gorelick through June 30, 2020.

Don’t miss the eclectic array of dazzling glass, ceramic and wood pieces exhibited at the Harper IV gallery location. Through the generosity of Bill and the late Patty Gorelick, this stunning space offers mediums and themes that reflect tranquility, excitement, diversity, and harmony.

Frieze by artist Tom Stanley through December 18, 2020

   

Tom Stanley’s series are often hung as a frieze even as he works on groups of paintings. Size, imagery, color, and format for each series is distinct and help to create a visual theme within the group of related works.

The architectural realities of the Bill and Patty Gorelick Gallery at the Central Piedmont Harper Campus lend themselves well to a frieze-like installation. As a result, three of Stanley’s series are on exhibit now through July 2020. Each series will include six to eight works of acrylic on canvas.

Drawing with paint, Stanley uses common graphic strategies, such as mechanical drawing, silhouette, and sgraffito to make something he has never seen before. His works are a conversation between hands and eyes.

3% Discount at Calvine’s Coffee

To help promote our new Central Piedmont logo, Calvine’s Coffee will give an additional 3% off any purchase when staff, faculty, and students are wearing their new logo t-shirt – FRIDAYS ONLY through February 23.

 

Please visit any of these Calvine’s Coffee locations at Central, Levine or Merancas Campus:

Central Campus, Library Building (old ATC), First Floor

  • Monday–Thursday, 7:30 a.m.–6 p.m., Friday 7:30 a.m.–3 p.m.

Levine Campus, Levine I Building, First Floor

  • Monday–Thursday, 8 a.m.–3 p.m., Friday, 8 a.m.–2 p.m.

Merancas Campus, Room 245A

  • Monday–Thursday, 8 a.m.–3  p.m., Friday, 8 a.m.–2 p.m.

MAN UP Program Open to All Male Central Piedmont Students

The MAN UP Program is a male mentoring program that provides comprehensive activities that promote personal development, academic improvement and other social and educational advancement needs. This program is open to all Central Piedmont male students.

Join us for:

  • MAN UP “Real Talk” Monday, January 27th at 12:30 pm on the Central Campus in Overcash 220.
  • Bring your “A” game EVERY Thursday at 4:30pm in Worrell room 1112.  Come join us.

Learn more about MANUP online or contact the MAN UP Lab at 704-330-2722 ext. 6142.

Top 5 Ways to Plug-In This Week

Central Piedmont offers you a ton of ways to get involved, make friends, do good for others, and have fun. While we offer hundreds of unique experiences on each campus during the semester (calendar of events), here are the Top 5 Ways to Plug-In This Week.

  1. Student Resource Day (Central Campus):  Come out onto the Worrell Lobby on Wednesday, January 29th (11am-1pm) and talk with representatives from around the College to make connections and find resources! Contact justin.knoll@cpcc.edu to find out how you can become involved.
  2. Student Resource Day (Cato Campus): Visit us in the Atrium on Thursday, January 30th (11am-1pm) where representatives from all student service departments will be present and available to speak with you! These services include Counseling and Advising, Financial Aid, Single Stop, Library, Veteran Services and many more! Don’t miss this opportunity to connect with the services you need.  Free lunch for attendees who visit at least (6) tables!
  3. Family Fridays (Central Campus): Are you feeling overwhelmed in the semester yet? Join the Family Resource Center (Overcash 255) on Friday, January 31 (12pm-2pm) for some downtime.  Come enjoy a movie and some snacks with your peers.
  4. Student Resource Day (Harris Campus): Join us on Monday, February 3rd (11am-1pm) where representatives from several student service departments will be present and available to speak with you! Don’t miss this opportunity to connect with the services you need.
  5. Student Resource Day (Merancas Campus): Get information Wednesday, February 5th (10am-10:30am) in the Claytor Courtyard about support services and resources available to help you be a successful student. Financial Aid, Counseling & Advi​sing, Career Services, the Library, Student Life, Service-Learnin​g, Family Resource Center, Co-op, and more services will be present!  Contact: Cassie.Sinkovitz@cpcc.edu

Please visit our websites for complete information about the Offices of Student Life & Service-Learning.

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. Check out the calendar of Spring 2020 attendees.

Transfer Tuesday Schedule – January 28, 2020:

Central Campus – Zeiss Lobby
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
UNC Greensboro
Montreat College
Cabarrus College of Health Sciences

Levine Campus – Levine Main Lobby
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
UNC Charlotte

Cato Campus – Cato I Lobby
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Pfeiffer University

 

Top 5 Ways to Plug-In This Coming Week

Student Life Group shot

Central Piedmont offers you a ton of ways to get involved, make friends, do good for others, and have fun. While we offer hundreds of unique experiences on each campus during the semester – check out the full calendar of events – here are the Top 5 Ways to Plug-In This Week.

  1. Blood Drive (Merancas Campus):  Student Life is hosting a blood drive on Wednesday, January 22nd from 10 am-2 pm. Walk-ins are welcome or you can sign up in advance in either the SGA or Student Life Office (TS 231/TS 230) or by emailing Cassie Sinkovitz. All donors will receive a FREE T-SHIRT and refreshments. Contact: Cassie.Sinkovitz@cpcc.edu
  2. Welcome Week (Central Campus): Goals and Candy, Wednesday, January 22nd from 9:30-11 am, Therapy Dog Visit, Thursday, January 23rd from 11 am-12:30 pm in the Worrell Lobby.
  3. Week of Welcome (Cato Campus): Make Your Own Keychain, Wednesday, January 22nd from 11 am-1 pm (Cato 3 Lounge), WOW Game Truck, Thursday, January 23rd from 12-2 pm (Front of Cato 3).
  4. Warm-Up Wednesday (Merancas): Wednesday, January 22nd from 9:30-11:30 am, grab some free coffee and enjoy conversations with your fellow students.
  5. Student Resource Day (Harper Campus): Join us on the first-floor lobby to learn about resources offered for students at Harper campus on Tuesday, January 28th from 11:30-1:30 pm.

Please visit Student Life & Service-Learning to learn more about how to get plugged in!