Nominate a Librarian for the I Love My Librarian Award!

Has a Central Piedmont librarian made a difference in your life? If so, you can nominate them for the 2019-2020 “I Love My Librarian Award!”

The “I Love My Librarian Award” encourages library users to recognize the accomplishments of exceptional public, school, college, community college, or university librarians.

Each year up to 10 librarians are selected. Each librarian receives a $5,000 cash award, a plaque and a travel stipend to attend the awards ceremony and reception held in their honor. The 2019-2020 “I Love My Librarian Award” ceremony will take place on Jan. 25, 2020, at the American Library Association Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits in Philadelphia.

Submit your nomination at http://www.ilovelibraries.org/lovemylibrarian. Nomination deadline is October 21,2019.

Safe College – Active Shooter Preparedness

We hope you’re off to a great start with the new semester! We want you to know campus safety is the top priority of Central Piedmont’s College Security Services team and Emergency Management staff.

Thank you for taking part in the Aug. 21 classroom phone paging system test. We will periodically test our emergency communication channels as part of our preparations for potential emergency situations.

We take this opportunity to remind you of the information available on the college’s website about What To Do In An Emergency, for situations including an active shooter, severe weather, fire, and more. The college has a short, safety video we want you to watch now about what to do in those kinds of emergencies.

If there’s an active shooter on or near a Central Piedmont campus, would you know what to do? It’s incredibly important for employees and students to be prepared. Please also take a moment today to watch this powerful video to learn more about the “Run. Hide. Fight.” concept to help you know what to do if an active shooter is on campus or in a building where you are located.

If a campus goes on lockdown, you should immediately find a way to secure yourself, whether that means run, hide, or fight. Here’s more information:

RUN:

  • If you are outside or feel that it is safe to do so, exit the area and move away from danger to take protective cover.

HIDE:

  • If you are in a building and/or unsure of the location of the shooter, find the nearest classroom or safe area to securely hide.
  • Close and lock the door, close the blinds, find a spot in the room to hide away from the windows and doors, and remain quiet and calm.
  • If the door does not lock, use items from the room to attempt to barricade the door or hide behind.
  • DO NOT answer the door for anyone except first responders.

FIGHT:

  • This is a last resort. If you come into direct contact with the shooter, use the means at your disposal to fight and attempt to stop the individual.

The college relies on its students and employees to be the eyes and ears of the college, so if you see something, say something. Please program the Central Piedmont College Security Services phone number, 704.330.6911, into your mobile phone and call if there’s ever a concern of an immediate threat.

If you know of behavior that is concerning or disruptive to the college community, please learn more about counseling service referrals or how to submit a report to the Care Team, which is a cross-unit group whose members consist of college staff from Student Services, College Security Services, Counseling, Human Resources, and Academic Affairs.

Here are multiple ways to contact College Security if you have additional concerns: 

Contact College Security Services:

  • Emergency
    704.330.6911
  • Non-Emergency
    704.330.6632
  • Text-2-Tip
    Text to 67283: Start your message with “CPCCTIP” and provide your security concern/tip

NC STEM Alliance at a Glance     

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The Central Piedmont NC STEM Alliance’s primary goal is to increase the number of students who successfully transfer to four-year institutions to earn a degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) disciplines. All students can apply to be an NC STEM Alliance Student. If eligible, students may also become NC STEM Alliance Fellow.

Benefits of being an NC STEM Alliance Student:

  • Attending professional development workshops on, but not limited to, how to be a successful student and success in transferring
  • Receiving information regarding internships and research opportunities
  • Gaining access to student services such as career services, financial aid, etc.
  • Participating in community service efforts
  • Peer Mentoring

Benefits of being an NC STEM Alliance Fellow:

  • Developing an educational/career plan
  • Undergraduate research
  • Math coaching
  • Financial assistance

Funded by the National Science Foundation, the NC STEM Alliance is open to all Central Piedmont students who want to participate. Additional support is provided to students who are defined as historically under-represented in STEM disciplines, (i.e. African-Americans, Alaskan Natives, American Indians, Hispanic Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Native Pacific Islanders).

Applications are due by Sept. 6 but please apply asap as it will be first come first serve-to apply click here

For more information visit our website: www.cpcc.edu/ncsa or contact: Amber Griffin, amber.griffin@cpcc.edu, 704.330.2722, ext. 3785.

 

 

What is MAN UP?

Join us on the following dates and learn more about the MAN UP Program:

· MAN UP “Real Talk:” Monday, August 26 at 1:30 p.m on the Central Campus in Overcash, Room 220.

· Bring your “A” game” Thursdays, August 29 at 4:30 p.m. in Worrell, Room 1112 on Central Campus. Come join us. Learn more about MAN UP.

For more information, please contact Katrina Johnson at 704.330.6656 or the MAN UP Lab at 704.330.2722, ext. 6142

Transfer Resource Center News

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.  View the full calendar of fall 2019 visits.

Transfer Tuesday Schedule – August 27, 2019
Central Campus – Zeiss Lobby
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Queens University of Charlotte
Winthrop University
Montreat College

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

East Carolina University

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

Next visit:
Thursday, August 29
9 a.m.-2 p.m.

 

Attend a Welcome Week Event

August 27 Part-Time Job Fair
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Worrell Lobby

Meet with a variety of Charlotte-area employers to find a part-time job that is flexible with your class schedule! This is a casual drop-by event, but we encourage you to bring several copies of your resume and prepare to present yourself to the employers.

August 28 Student Resources Day
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Worrell, Lobby

Fun day where you can talk to representatives from different college resources, such as Financial Aid, Career Services, Student Life, Service Learning, Counseling/Advising, Single Stop, Disability Services, Workplace Learning, the Library, and more while getting free popcorn and prizes!

August 29 Volunteer Fair
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Worrell, Lobby

Meet representatives from many non-profits/ community partners around Charlotte to find service opportunities for your club, or fulfill Service-Learning as part of your class.

 

Central Campus Library Open, Accessible

Just a reminder, the Central Campus library is now located in the former Advanced Technology Center, bordered by the Citizens Building and Charlottetowne Avenue, at the northeast corner of the main quad. See the college website for a Central Campus map.

You can access the Library easily from the sidewalk along Charlottetowne Avenue. You also can reach the Library from the main quad, just follow the signs around the construction fencing.

Most of the fencing will be down by mid-September, providing a direct route from the quad to the Library.

 

Welcome to the Fall 2019 Semester!

Thank you for using your Central Piedmont e-mail account; it is the official means of college communication to you, so please check your account often.

As we gear up for the fall 2019 semester, we want to share some important reminders to help you during the first full week of class. Remember, Central Piedmont is a tobacco-free college. All tobacco products (including anything resembling tobacco products, such as e-cigarettes) are not allowed anywhere at all times. Thanks for your cooperation.

Please note there are still construction projects going on around Central Piedmont’s campuses, so please follow all construction signs: Be alert and watch out around you. Consider removing earbuds and headphones while on campus walkways and when crossing the street.

Here are the top five things you really need to know to be prepared for the new semester:

Attend class on the first day.
Download the Central Piedmont app and use your Central Piedmont login to view your class schedule from My College (or go to My College to print your schedule). Bring a copy of your class schedule to ensure that the location has not changed. Pay attention to both the campus and building names for your classes. Look for information tables on campus to help you locate your classrooms or answer questions. PLEASE NOTE: Monday, Aug. 19 was the last day to add a full semester class without permission. Another twelve-week session begins Thursday, Sept. 12, and the second eight-week short session begins Wednesday, Oct. 16. Check My College for course availability.

  • ​​NEW LOCATION FOR THE CENTRAL CAMPUS LIBRARY: The Library has moved across the quad (to 1241 Charlottetowne Ave.) to make way for construction of the new Central Campus Library and Student Success Center. It’s now located in the former Advanced Technology Center, bordered by the Citizens Building and Charlottetowne Avenue, at the northeast corner of the main quad. See the Central Campus map on the college website. You can easily access the Library from the sidewalk along Charlottetowne Avenue. You also can reach the Library from the main quad, just follow the signs around the construction fencing.

Use your Central Piedmont Login to access My College.
Access My College to find important information, such as: your class schedule; residency status; priority registration dates; enrollment verification; critical alert information; your student ID number; and much more! Student IDs can be made at any Central Piedmont campus.

Pay your tuition the same day you register to avoid being dropped from your classes.
Payment is due the day of registration. For payment information (including rates, fees, and dates), visit Central Piedmont Cashiering. Log into My College to view your fall 2019 tuition bill.

Get your student ID.
You will need your student ID to check out materials from the Library, use the testing and fitness centers, or access the computer labs on campus. Student Identification Card information is available online and ID cards can be made at all campuses.

Read Central Piedmont Today.
Central Piedmont Today is your student newsletter sent to your college email every Wednesday, or read it via the Central Piedmont app. Central Piedmont Today covers a wide range of useful information from registration, parking, and payment to important dates and events.

We are here to help you, and we are ready to help you reach your academic goals. If you have any questions, call the Central Piedmont Information Center at 704.330.2722 or visit the Student Success Center at any campus.

Enrollment and Student Services

Central Piedmont Theatre 2019-2020 Season Tickets on Sale now!

Central Piedmont Theatre

Join us for an incredible lineup of shows as Central Piedmont Theatre brings its 2019-2020 season to the stage. Take advantage of season tickets and enjoy all four shows from September to April at a great price. With “Shakespeare in Love,” “Little Shop of Horrors,” “Chess,” and “Sense & Sensibility” all coming to the Halton stage, there is something for everyone.

Season tickets are on sale now. Single tickets will be on sale starting September 1. Faculty and staff can purchase tickets for $10 with a valid CP ID. Tickets for current Central Piedmont students are free with a valid CP ID.

For ticket prices and show times, visit tix.cpcc.edu or call the box office at 704-330-6534.

Student Life Welcome Week on Central Campus

Student Life Welcome Week (Central Campus)

  • Student Life Meet N’ Greet with Pelican’s SnoBalls
    Tuesday, August 20, noon-2 p.m.
    Front of the Worrell Building
  • Paint N’ Play  – Fun art projects and board games
    Wednesday, August 21, 2-5 p.m.
    Worrell Building, Lobby
  • Student Life Open House
    Thursday, August 22, noon-4 p.m.
    Worrell Building, Lobby

Come out and join Student Life and other departments of the college in welcoming our students to Central Campus for the fall 2019 semester! Refreshments provided at the events, plus SWAG and other prizes!!

Everything is FREE!

**Check the Student Life events calendar to see when Welcome Week events are on your campus!**

 

LinkedIn Learning Now at Central Piedmont, Start Accessing it Today!

LinkedIn Learning

The online learning and professional development platform long used by Central Piedmont students, was upgraded on August 5 when Lynda.com became LinkedIn Learning.

All Central Piedmont students have FREE access to this tool. Visit the ITS Service Catalog to learn how to access LinkedIn Learning to begin accessing its customized learning experience that features instructional content relevant to your professional interests and goals.

Here’s what you can expect:

  • New Look, Same Content – LinkedIn Learning offers the same high-quality library of on-demand, expert-led instructional videos as Lynda.com
  • Automatic Carryover – Your Lynda.com learning history, account into and certifications may take up to a week to update in LinkedIn Learning; please be patient
  • Flexible Learning – Watch instructional videos on any device, on and offline at your convenience
  • Personalized Learning – Curate your experience with trending skills in your field based on your likes and what your colleagues are watching
  • User-Friendly Interface – Find and view content more quickly and easily with an improved interface
  • Stay Ahead – Insights from 575 million users help predict learning trends that will empower you to learn more

While you will notice changes to the longtime learning and professional development platform once you visit the site, you’ll find many popular features have remained intact. To help you best utilize and navigate LinkedIn Learning, ITS has posted online training tutorials for you to access at lynda.com/LinkedIn-tutorials/How-Use-LinkedIn-Learning/496940-2.html.

For more information and FAQs, please visit cpcc.edu/linkedin-learning. If you have any questions about the upgrade, please contact helpdesk@cpcc.edu.

Participate in ‘Blur: A Community Portrait Project’

Blur artworkBlur: A Community Portrait Project

Click dates to register for photo sessions in Ross Gallery on August 26 and August 27.

Atlanta-based photographer Melissa Alexander uses her camera to create a space of respite and self-rediscovery. Join her at Central Piedmont Community College’s Ross Art Gallery on August 26 and 27 from 3 – 7 p.m. for “Blur,” a special community portrait project that reclaims not only our time, but ourselves. Participate in a fun and affirming photo session where your self will be uncovered, your bravery rewarded, and your vulnerability empowered.

Melissa Alexander’s photography sessions are a part of the larger exhibition, “Blur: A Community Portrait Project” on view in Ross Gallery on October 16.

Photographs completed during these portrait sessions will be exhibited at the Ross Art Gallery, October 16 – December 12, 2019.

 

The Exhibition ‘Shift’ Comes to the Ross and Overcash Art Galleries

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Featuring artists Reuben Bloom, Amanda Foshag and Heather Lewis
Ross and Overcash Art Galleries
August 12 – October 3, 2019

“Shift” explores the idea of assigning value to the invaluable. Unifying found, recycled, and uncommon objects, Bloom, Foshag, and Lewis use these materials to create their art. All three artists work in various types of media, constructing their creations out of chaos. Each one strives to find beauty in the dramatic shifts of life through deconstruction, rebirth, and growth.

Opening Reception in Ross Gallery
Thursday, August 29; 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Artist Lectures
Reuben Bloom: Date: Thursday, September 19 at 12:30 p.m. in Tate Hall
Heather Lewis: Date: Thursday, September 26 at 10 a.m. in Tate Hall
Amanda Foshag: Date: Monday, September 30 at 3 p.m. in Tate Hall