Attend Ghouls in Games on Oct. 26

Join us for a night of spooky fun!Ghouls in Games

When:  Friday, October 26, 2018, 4 – 9 p.m.
Where: Central Campus, Worrell Buidling, Room 1140
Admission: $1, or $5 with a slice of pizza
RSVP: bit.ly/spookygig

A Halloween Party open to everyone! We’ll have snacks, video games, Horror VR, an art contest and more!  And, be sure to dress up for the costume contest!

CPCC Skyline Run Postponed!

We know fall is such a busy time for families, so after much consideration, we’ve decided to postpone this year’s Skyline Run event until spring 2019.

We’ll send an update as soon as we have a new date for your calendar and hope you’ll plan to join us in the spring.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you, and we’re already excited to host a great race in the spring to support the scholarship and financial needs of our students.

Please email foundation@cpcc.edu or call 704.330.6869 with any questions.

Library Resource of the Month – CultureGrams

The CPCC Library’s featured resource of the month for October is CultureGrams.  This extensive resource provides reliable cultural information on the countries of the world, including perspectives on daily life and culture such as dating and marriage, holidays, diet, and personal appearance. Additionally, CultureGrams includes such features as recipes, photos, personal interviews, and graphs and tables with lots of different country data.

CultureGrams also offers a States Edition and a Provinces Edition, which focus on the various states of the U.S. and Canada, respectively.

Check out this resource today to see what it might have to offer you! CultureGrams may be accessed here or from the Research Databases section of the library website.

If you have any questions about the use of this database, please feel free to contact Doug Short.

 

Transfer Resource Center News

Fall College Transfer Fair at Central Campus
Every October, the Transfer Resource Center welcomes colleges and universities from across the Carolinas to the annual College Transfer Fair at Central Piedmont Community College’s Central Campus

This year’s fair will take place on Tuesday, October 23 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Worrell, Gym

Receive more information.

UNC Charlotte Transfer Events
The UNCC Admissions Office will be here to discuss the admissions process, academic advising and student life.  We encourage all CPCC students who plan to transfer to UNCC to attend and bring their questions!

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 – 9 a.m. – noon at the Central Campus (Zeiss Lobby)

View more information.


Transfer Tuesdays
Every Tuesday the Transfer Resource Center (TRC) hosts admissions representatives from four-year colleges and universities as they visit CPCC to talk with prospective transfer students.

View the full calendar of fall 2018 visits.

Transfer Tuesday Schedule – October 16, 2018

Central Campus – Zeiss Lobby
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
East Carolina University
North Carolina A&T

Central Campus – Zeiss Lobby
1:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Carolinas College of Health Sciences
UNC Greensboro

Merancas Campus
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
UNC Charlotte


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.

9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Wednesday, October 24
Thursday, November 8

NC STEM Alliance Workshop

All Central Piedmont Community College students are invited to attend this week’s workshop Career panelheld by the NC STEM Alliance. The topic this week is: “STEM Career Panel.” Come out and be a part of an hour of enrichment and personal experiences shared by STEM professionals. This workshop will be held on October 18, 2018, from 4-5 p.m., in the Zeiss Building, Room 1106 on Central Campus. Hope to see you there!

 

 

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.

Celebrate the 250th Anniversary of Charlotte’s Founding on Oct. 17

Celebrating the 250th Anniversary of Charlotte’s Founding
October 17, 2018; 10:30 a.m. – noon
CPCC Central Campus, Library, Second Floor Atrium

The following panelists will be discussing the importance of collecting, preserving and sharing Charlotte’s history with the community. Reception to follow. PD credit pending.

  • Shelia Bumgarner, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library
  • Andrea “Angie” Chandler, Harvey B. Gantt Center
  • Dr. Hugh Dussek, Moderator, Central Piedmont History Professor
  • Dr. Willie Griffin, Levine Museum of the New South
  • Dr. Brian Jones, Charlotte Museum of History

QUESTIONS? Learn more at cpcc.edu/library/events or call ext. 6885.

 

 

Two New Restaurants Added to Rewards Program

Did you know Central Piedmont partners with various businesses representing the hospitality, retail and technology industries to offer discounts through its Rewards program?

Recently, the following businesses decided to offer discounts to Central Piedmont students. Be sure to check them out the next time you decide to have lunch outside the office!

  • Teriyaki Madness (1100 Metropolitan Ave. Ste. 130 Charlotte, NC 28204): 15% discount
  • Uncle Maddio’s Pizza (345 S. Kings Dr. Charlotte, NC 28204): 15% discount

Forced from Home Event

Global Learning & Service-Learning at CPCC are offering an amazing and free opportunity for students, staff, and faculty.

This event is sponsored by Doctors without Borders and is called Forced from Home; it travels the country and will be in Charlotte on October 7-14, 2018.

Forced from Home is a free, interactive, outdoor educational exhibition that raises public awareness about the experience of the world’s more than 68.5 million refugees and internally displaced people. This educational event helps attendees learn about the many challenges people on the move encounter and the work Doctors without Borders does to address their basic medical needs in a host of settings.

Here is the link to learn much more about this amazing experience: https://www.forcedfromhome.com/

We believe it to be very important to offer this opportunity of civic engagement for our students, and we have set up two options where CPCC students can attend as a group with a faculty or staff member as part of the experience. This will allow all of us to experience the exhibition together, and we will offer a reflection for the students at the end. Students will be awarded two Civic Engagement hours on their service transcripts for attending this experience.

Anyone from CPCC is welcome and encouraged to attend, and we would love if you could share this information with your students, fellow staff and faculty. The two designated times for CPCC are:

  • Tuesday, October 9; 6:30 – 7:45 p.m. (CPCC faculty member Tiffany Adams & Director of Global Learning will attend; Nadine Russell will lead the group)
  • Sunday, October 14, 2018; 2 – 3:45 p.m. (Director of Service-Learning Jenn Marts will  lead group)

Please direct interest folks to register here to receive a reminder email for the event: https://goo.gl/forms/Og9MWlFL7Vd7jOW92

The Forced From Home Exhibition will be at the NASCAR Hall of Fame: 400 E M.L.K. Jr Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28202; you will need to provide your own transportation to and from this event. The main entrance for the parking garage is located on Martin Luther King Blvd. between Brevard St and Caldwell St.

We will also be hosting a Deliberative Dialogue on the refugee experience that we encourage all attending students, staff and faculty to come to.

This will take place at Central Campus on Tuesday, October 30, 2018, from 3:30-4:30 p.m. The room will be sent once everyone is signed up. We need at least 10 participants to make this part of the experience happen.

Deliberative Dialogues allows people to share their perspectives and experiences with one another about difficult issues we tend to just debate about or avoid entirely. Students will receive 2 hours of civic engagement credit for participating in this opportunity as well. You do NOT have to attend the exhibit to attend the dialogue – all are encouraged to come and learn from one another.

If you have questions, please email jenn.marts@cpcc.edu.

Transfer Resource Center News

Transfer Tuesdays
Every Tuesday the Transfer Resource Center (TRC) hosts admissions representatives from four-year colleges and universities as they visit CPCC to talk with prospective transfer students. View the full calendar of fall 2018 visits.

Transfer Tuesday Schedule – October 9, 2018

Central Campus – Zeiss Lobby
1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Cabarrus College of Health Sciences

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

Cato Campus – Cato I Lobby
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
UNC Greensboro Online

Merancas Campus
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Johnson and Wales University

UNC Charlotte Transfer Events
The UNCC Admissions Office will be here to discuss the admissions process, academic advising and student life.  We encourage all CPCC students who plan to transfer to UNCC to attend and bring their questions!

For more information, please visit: https://www.cpcc.edu/ican/trc/transferevents/uncctransferadmission

Thursday, October 4, 2018 – 11 a.m. – noon at the Levine Campus (LV 2150)
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 – 9 a.m. – noon at the Central Campus (Zeiss Lobby)

NC STEM Alliance Workshop

All CPCC Students are invited to attend this week’s workshop held by the NC STEM Alliance program. The topic this week is “Study Skills/Time Management.” Come out and be a part of an hour of gaining tips about how to better manage your time, and gain helpful study skills to assist you in college courses. This workshop will be held on October 4, 2018, from 4-5 p.m., in Zeiss Building,man with head on his desk Room 1106 on Central Campus. Hope to see you there!

Join Us at a CPCC Cares Event on Tuesday, Oct. 2

Come join us for CPCC Cares, a wellness fair to improve students’ physical, emotional and CPCC Caresfinancial health. Representatives from a host of college departments and organizations within the Charlotte community will be on hand.

Students can:

  • Participate in health screenings
  • Apply for various services (financial, housing, employment, legal and more)
  • Speak with a counselor about emotional health and relationships
  • Join in activities to discover new resources and tips for healthy lifestyles
  • Build new relationships at CPCC

Tuesday, October 2
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
CENTRAL CAMPUS, WORRELL BUILDING, TAYLOR GYM

CPCC Cares is a collaboration among Counseling Services, Family Resource Center, Single Stop and Student Life.

 

Discover Career Coach

Students working in various careers

 

 

 

Career Coach
Choosing a career comes with questions:

  • I don’t have any ideas. Where do I start?
  • What kinds of jobs can I get with my degree?
  • What will I do in these jobs?
  • Are there jobs in my field in the Charlotte area?
  • How much money will I make?

Career Coach has the answers!

Anyone can access this mobile-friendly career site. Get started today.

Join Us for the Dharma U Lunch and UnLearn Series

Join the Family Resource Center for some lunch and a customized eight-week program that encourages preparedness, self-care, mental health awareness and much more. Students, faculty and staff will be able to learn how to take better care of themselves by expanding their knowledge on things they may not be familiar with.

When: Wednesdays at 1 p.m.
Location: CPCC Central Campus, Worrell Building, Room 2111

Email nawje.samuda@cpcc.edu for any questions you may have.