11th Annual THE Geek Fest Comes to CPCC’s Levine Campus November 14

THE Geek Fest, a celebration of innovation and technology, is coming to CPCC’s Levine Campus on Thursday, November 13 and will feature the latest in technology, innovation and professional opportunities. The greater Charlotte

THE Geek Fest

THE Geek Fest @CPCC

community is encouraged to participate in this free event.

Attendees will interact with exciting new technologies, meet innovative companies and learn from industry experts. This year’s event will highlight a variety of exciting topics, including careers, startups and entrepreneurship, product development, digital media, programming and software, animation, automotive technology, engineering, mobile computing, instructional technology and much more. Activities will include guest speakers, an exhibit hall, demonstrations, activities, video games, music, contests, food and door prizes.
Don’t miss this must-attend event that will inspire you to discover – and embrace – your inner geek!
WHEN:  Thursday, Nov. 13, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

WHERE: CPCC Levine Campus, 2800 Campus Ridge Rd., Matthews, N.C.
To learn more about THE Geek Festival, please visit http://www.thegeekfest.com.

Calling All A.N.T.S. (Adult Non-Traditional Students)

Adult Non-Traditional StudentsWelcome to CPCC! Whether you are returning or a first time student, we are glad to have you as a part of the CPCC family.

We are working hard on initiatives to help you be successful in college. This great program is located at Cato and Levine Campus and is called Adult Non-Traditional Students (A.N.T.S.) and we are extending a special invitation to you.

Our goal is to enhance educational opportunities for non-traditional students by offering networking, hosting events and workshops, and targeting the needs and interests of non-traditional college students.

If you are interested, contact Alice Pough (Alice.Pough@cpcc.edu) or David Mahatha (David.Mahatha@cpcc.edu) at the Cato Campus. For those who attend the Levine Campus, contact Cassandra Loftin (Cassandra.Loftin@cpcc.edu) or Reggie Pincham (Reggie.Pincham@cpcc.edu).

Look for the A.N.T.S. brand on CPCC events signifying that they will be beneficial to your success.

We look forward to supporting you in your college endeavors.

Levine Campus Navig8tor Program Extended Until Friday, March 21

We have extended the Levine Campus Navig8tor program until Friday, March 21 (Friday of the week following spring break).

NAVIG8TOR is Student Life’s newest student success program, designed solely to get you to the places on our campuses that are critical to your success. Perhaps you’ve heard about free tutoring on our campuses, but don’t know where they are? With NAVIG8TOR, we help you discover those locations, so you can see for yourself how each service can help you. And, a completed NAVIG8TOR card and survey enters you for a chance to win some fabulous prizes – gift cards, electronics and more!

Prizes include Blue Ray DVD Wireless Players, $250 Barnes & Noble College vouchers, Subway Gift Cards, $50 Gas Cards, Blue Tooth Speakers, 1 TB Portable Backup Storage Drives and much more.

Levine Campus Navig8tor

Levine Campus Navig8tor Program Extended Until Friday, March 21

NAVIG8TOR is currently underway. Start exploring now!
http://www.cpcc.edu/student_life/events/navig8tor

You Can Save a Life! “Project Life Project” Bone Marrow Registry Drives are Coming to CPCC Campuses!

Project Life

Project Life

CPCC, together with Project Life (a national program dedicated to finding and enlisting college students as potential donors for bone marrow and tissue transplants) is partnering to educate CPCC students, faculty and staff on the importance of becoming a bone marrow donor.

The CPCC Chapter’s first official event was held in February 2012, when it recruited more than 300 new donors to the National Bone Marrow Registry.

The next donor bone marrow typing drives are scheduled at varying times at all six CPCC campuses.  Details are as follows:

LEVINE CAMPUS: February 20 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Location – 2nd floor foyer

MERANCAS CAMPUS: February 26 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Location – TS Student Lounge and CJ Hallway

CATO CAMPUS: February 26 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Location – Cato II atrium

HARPER CAMPUS: March 5 from 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Location – Classroom 352-D

CENTRAL CAMPUS: April 9 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Location – Belk Patio (between Belk & Elizabeth Buildings)

HARRIS CAMPUS: April 15 (time TBD)
Location – TBD

There will also be a Bone Marrow question and answer panel at Central Campus on Wednesday, April 2  from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. to help dispel some of the myths about bone marrow donation.

Project Life bone marrow registry is coming to CPCC!

Project Life bone marrow registry is coming to CPCC!

Getting typed is painless and entails nothing more than having the inside of your mouth swabbed. It’s that easy!

Then what? You wait to see if your participation makes you a match and helps bring hope and healing to a person in need.

Help save a life by joining us at one of our upcoming donor drives scheduled at a CPCC campus near you.

The program began more than 20 years ago, when a group of students at Davidson College started a grassroots movement to identify college students as potential donors for the National Bone Marrow Registry.

Since then, thousands of people have participated, and the program has grown to include an expanding number of college campuses in North Carolina. CPCC is proud to be included among these higher education institutions and house the first active Project Life chapter in the Charlotte metro area.

Click here to watch a CPCC-TV online YouTube video about the Project Life Project!

10th Annual THE Geek Fest Comes to CPCC’s Levine Campus November 14

THE Geek Fest 2013

THE Geek Fest 2013

THE Geek Fest, a celebration of innovation and technology, is coming to CPCC’s Levine Campus on Thursday, Nov. 14 and will feature the latest in technology, innovation and professional opportunities. The greater Charlotte community is encouraged to participate in this free event.

Attendees will interact with exciting new technologies, meet innovative companies and learn from industry experts. This year’s event will highlight a variety of exciting topics, including launching a startup business, product development, social media, programming and software development, animation, automotive technology, engineering, mobile computing, instructional technology and much more. Activities will include guest speakers, an exhibit hall, demonstrations, activities, video games, music, contests, food and door prizes.

Don’t miss this must-attend event that will inspire you to discover – and embrace – your inner geek!

WHEN:  Thursday, Nov. 14, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
WHERE: CPCC Levine Campus, 2800 Campus Ridge Rd., Matthews, N.C.
CONTACT: To learn more about THE Geek Festival, please visit http://www.thegeekfest.com.

Attention CPCC Levine Students

Beginning Nov. 12 through Nov. 15, the CPCC Levine Campus and surrounding area will host a K-9 training event. The Matthews Police Department, along with out of state police agencies, will be conducting a week-long K-9 training event on the Levine exterior campus grounds, as well as in the interior of the campus buildings. The K-9s they will be using will be non-aggressive, non-attack bloodhounds. These bloodhounds are being trained to find lost persons as well as track down suspects. The Police Department will be conducting the trainings in the afternoon hours from noon to late afternoon / early evening. Please note, when you see the officers and K-9s on campus, it is only a training exercise and not a real emergency. Please also remember that because it is a training exercise, the K-9s are not pets, and should not be approached for petting.

If you have any questions, please contact Joe Agati, Levine Campus Security, at ext. 4291 or Joseph.Agati@cpcc.edu.

CPCC Levine Campus Fall Student Resources Day

CPCC Levine Campus

CPCC Levine Campus

Reminder – Today is CPCC’s Levine Campus Fall Student Resources Day
Thursday, September 5
Day: 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Levine Building II 2nd Floor Foyer

The CPCC Levine Campus “Fall Student Resources Day” (SRD) is an event when the Levine Campus student resources and services (ESS) professionals and other college partners are available to meet students in an open, informal setting outside of the office. There will be free pizza and prizes to attract students and make them feel comfortable while our Student Resources Day personnel provide information and encourage students to make use of the valuable resources and services available at Levine Campus. SRD is an important student success/retention effort designed to promote exchange between our students and us. Our hope is that students will find this information helpful and will also enjoy meeting our staff personally.

Faculty and staff are welcome to join us for refreshments.

Please contact me if you have any questions or suggestions. Barry.Gilmore@cpcc.edu 704.330.4252.