Advisory: In-person classes suspended; remote student services available

The college has suspended in-person classes in an effort to reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19. We’re partnering with local and state leaders on this comprehensive effort that’s requiring immediate action in every community. We’re doing all we can to keep our students, faculty, staff, and community as safe as possible. Please understand that the situation remains fluid, and we really appreciate your patience and flexibility.

Important Reminders

As a reminder, spring break for students has been extended one week, until March 23. The college is open but students should not report to campus.

Please remember: The short sessions of classes that were originally scheduled to begin March 16 have been moved to start next week on Monday, March 23. Registration for these 4-week and 8-week short sessions has been extended to March 22. Eligible students can use financial aid to buy books and supplies online for the second short session courses at Central Piedmont’s Barnes & Noble College bookstores. Since these are short session courses, it’s especially important to log in as soon as your classes start and begin work.

On March 23, the majority of our courses will resume online. Students enrolled in these classes should start receiving communication from instructors with details about how we will work to help you achieve your academic goals the best we can during this unprecedented situation. Check your college email often for communication from your instructors and the college concerning your classes next week.

Online Resources

The college has created a comprehensive Web page with resources to help serve students’ educational needs and provide tools for working and collaborating online.

Visit learnremotely.cpcc.edu to discover what you need to know if you’re taking online courses or if your courses are moved online.

During the coronavirus situation, Charter Communications is temporarily offering free access to Spectrum Internet. Charter will offer free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students, faculty, and staff who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription at any service level up to 100 Mbps. Installation fees will be waived for new student households. To enroll call 1.844.488.8395.

Campus Services and Access

 Student-facing offices will remain operational remotely to support you during this time. All student services are available online or by phone, and dedicated staff and faculty will respond to emails, voicemails and online inquiries as soon as possible. Please be patient as we all navigate this transition together.

  • The Single Stop Office is available online or by phone to help connect students to a variety of basic needs support. Please email singlestop@cpcc.edu or call 704.330.6435 for more information.

 

  • The Academic Learning Center will continue to provide free online tutoring services to curriculum-level students. Student can schedule appointments online, call 704.330.6474 or email alc@cpcc.edu for more information.

 

  • Counseling Services will continue to address the needs for Pre-Health Program advisement, Probation and Suspension students, and personal counseling through phone and WebEx appointments. Please email counseling@cpcc.edu to request further information. Students experiencing a mental health crisis should call 911.

 

  • Students who need enrollment help or have general questions can contact First Year Experience. Please email fye@cpcc.edu or call 704.330.6100.

 

  • The Library is open virtually and available to provide online, email, text or chat support to students. Visit the Library’s website to learn more about availability and services.

 

  • Both the college’s Information Center (704.330.2722) and Information Technology Services Help Desk (704.330.5000 / helpdesk@cpcc.edu) are open by phone and email during weekdays. Please submit questions online here. Students experiencing issues accessing technology can call the ITS Help Desk.

 

Federal Work Study Employees

Federal Work-Study (FWS) employees will continue to be paid monthly during the emergency period if they are unable to work due to college restrictions. The Financial Aid office will determine the total monthly Federal Work Study pay amount on an individual basis. Prior monthly Federal Work Study hours earned during the 2019-20 academic period will be considered.

 Graduation Ceremonies

We know that graduation ceremonies are on the minds of our students who are completing programs this semester. We are working to determine the best course of action and will update you as soon as we can.

On-Campus Events

By recommendation of Gov. Cooper, college-related events and large gatherings will be cancelled or postponed through April 30. Several departments are exploring remote learning methods and virtual options for programs. Students participating in college affiliated programs, groups, and clubs will be contacted directly with updates on virtual alternatives as they become available.

 

It is extremely important to stay connected and informed during this time. Visit the college’s COVID-19 Web page to review all announcements and instructions.

Again, please ensure you monitor your college email often as we will update conditions as soon as the information becomes available. We strongly recommend downloading the Central Piedmont Mobile app for your phone from the App store or the Google Play app store. This is a convenient way to access news, Blackboard, MyCollege, and your college email account. Finally, please connect with Central Piedmont social media. This is a fast, easy way to stay up-to-date.

 

This is new territory for the college, but we remain flexible in discovering ways to help our students complete the semester and to keep the college operating. We appreciate the patience of our students and their families as well as Central Piedmont faculty and staff as we work to preserve the health, safety, and academic needs of our students.

COVID-19 – Spring Break Extended for Central Piedmont Students

Central Piedmont is working hard to monitor and follow local, state, and federal public health recommendations regarding COVID-19 or novel coronavirus. The college vows to do its part to limit the spread and impact of the virus, while continuing to serve the educational needs of our students and community.

Central Piedmont will remain open as we adjust how our students learn and how our employees work. The college has decided to extend spring break – for students only – for an extra week, until Monday, March 23. Students should not come to campus next week.

During the week ahead, faculty and staff will work together quickly to identify which classes can be successfully moved from in-person instruction to an online or alternative delivery method by March 23.

By recommendation of Gov. Cooper, college-related events and gatherings of 100 or more people will be cancelled or postponed through April 30.

For more details and the latest updates on the situation, please visit cpcc.edu/coronavirus.

It’s Official – The 2020 Career Fair is Here

We are one day away from the college’s largest recruiting event – The Career Fair. This event is happening Thursday, March 5 in Worrell Gym from 11 a.m.- 2 p.m.

Check out the trailer to see how this event will work.

Connect with Career Services and elevate your career:

  • Drop-Ins for students needing quick job search help (resume, cover letter, interviewing, etc.):
  • Central Campus – Wednesdays, Central High 122, 1- 3 p.m.
  • Levine Campus – Tuesdays, Levine Student Success Desk, 2-4 p.m.

For an appointment, contact ext. 6433 or career.services@cpcc.edu

Visit cpcc.edu/career to learn more.

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.

  1. Black History Month: Film and Discussion (Levine Campus)- Wed., Feb. 26, 3pm-5pm: Watch “Selma” and join us for some discussion. Refreshments provided.
  2. It’s Showtime (Central Campus) – Thu., Feb. 27, 5:30pm-7:30pm: Come out to the North Classroom building, room 1123 and watch your favorite shows and movies from the late 1990s and early 2000s with the Central campus Activity Board! Make new friends, have some snacks, and have a lot of fun! Contact justin.knoll@cpcc.edu with any questions or how to get involved!
  3. Service-In-Action Event: Latta Nature Preserve (Off-Campus) – Sat., Feb. 29, 9am-1:30pm and 1pm-5pm: THERE ARE TWO SHIFTS YOU MAY SIGN UP FOR ON THIS PROJECT. First shift: 9am-1:30pm Second Shift: 1pm-5pm Address: The Latta Nature Preserve, 5226 Sample Road, Huntersville NC, 28078. Student volunteers will assist with a variety of stations, including but not limited to: crafts, games, registration, assisting with shuttles, preparing free popcorn, tending fire pits, etc. Please dress according to the weather as this event is outside. Feel free to dress in fairy-themed clothing! **20 volunteers requested for each shift.
  4. Food Pantry Open House (Harper Campus) -Mon., March 2, 2pm-4pm:
    Did you know each campus has an emergency food pantry? During this open house event, faculty, staff, and students can stop by to learn more about the food pantry and how we fight hunger on campus. Contact lindsey.graves@cpcc.edu with questions
  5. Women’s Suffrage/Voter Rights Program (Central Campus) – Tue., March 3, 11am-12pm in Tate Hall: Come out and learn about the 100 year anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment that gave women in the US the right to vote! The presentation will also include other voter rights issues and Q+A. Presentation is being facilitated by the League of Women’s Voters – Charlotte. Contact justin.knoll@cpcc.edu to become involved.

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

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.

“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!

Attend the Spring College Transfer Fair on Levine Campus

Every February, the Transfer Resource Center welcomes over 20 colleges and universities to the annual Spring College Transfer Fair at the Levine Campus.

This year’s Fair will take place on Tuesday, February 18  from 10am – 1pm in the Levine II Building.

Meet representatives from colleges and universities from across the Carolinas to learn more about their institutions and how to transfer. The following institutions will be present at this spring’s fair:

  • Appalachian State University
  • Belmont Abbey
  • Cabarrus College of Health Sciences
  • Catawba College
  • East Carolina University
  • Fayetteville State University
  • Gardner Webb University
  • High Point University
  • Johnson & Wales University
  • Lees-McRae College
  • Montreat College
  • NC State
  • Pfeiffer University
  • Queens University of Charlotte
  • UNC Asheville
  • UNC Charlotte
  • UNC Wilmington
  • UNC Chapel Hill
  • UNC Greensboro
  • University of South Carolina
  • Western Carolina University
  • Wingate School of Pharmacy
  • Wingate University
  • Winthrop University

Visit our website for more information and a list of updated attendees.

 

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.

Interested in Transferring?

Join us for UNC Charlotte Day on Central Campus, Thursday, January 30th. Representatives from Admissions, Academic Advising, Housing, and Financial Aid will be on campus to answer questionsWe can’t wait to see you between 9:00 am – 1:00 pm in the Worrell Lobby!

Don’t Forget! 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 the website.

Transfer Tuesday Schedule – February 4, 2020

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

  • Queens University
  • Winthrop University
  • Belmont Abbey College

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

  • Cabarrus College of Health Sciences

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

  • UNC Charlotte

 Merancas Campus – 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

  • Montreat College

Jump Start Appalachian State University at Levine

Jump Start is a support program that helps students find the answers and resources they need to successfully transfer to App State. Please stop by one for one of their table visits in the main lobby area of Levine I. If you are unable to stop by then please contact jumpstart@appstate.edu or visit jumpstart.appstate.edu

  • Thursday, January 30th – 12:30 – 3:00pm
  • Wednesday, February 19th – 9:00am – 12:00pm
  • Wednesday, March 4th – 9:00am – 2:00pm; Lunch & Learn at 11:30am
  • Thursday, April 2nd – 2:00 – 4:00pm

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.

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

 

$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.