Top 5 Ways to Plug-In This Coming Week

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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!

Goodwill Construction Skills Training Center Open House

The Goodwill Construction Skills Training Center. offered at the center – programs focused on specialized areas like construction, carpentry, blueprint reading and estimating, and HVAC and electrical. These programs help high school students and adults access high-potential, family-sustaining trade careers at no cost to them. Skills in these specialized areas can lead to in-demand jobs with great earning potential, health and other benefits.

The Goodwill Construction Skills Training Center Open House is January 31, 7:30-9 a.m. 

This event is hosted by Goodwill® Industries of the Southern Piedmont, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, Central Piedmont Community College and The ROC Charlotte.  Guests will be invited to tour/view the training labs and classrooms. There will be students and/or instructors stationed at certain areas to share about the CAD lab, HVAC and electrical training rooms, and construction flex lab.

The Goodwill Construction Skills Training Center is located at 1335 Alleghany Street, Charlotte, NC 28208.   Fresh pastries, fruit, coffee and refreshments will be served.

We hope to see you there!

Central Piedmont Theatre presents ‘Chess the Musical’

Chess the Musical “Chess the Musical” is coming to the Halton Theater Stage!

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.”

Revered as “one of the best rock scores ever produced”, by TIME Magazine, make sure you check out “this  “angry, difficult, demanding and rewarding show” which is sure to entertain.

Central Piedmont students with a valid Central Piedmont ID will receive FREE admission. Tickets are $5 for all non-Central Piedmont students with a valid student ID.  Visit tix.cpcc.edu or call the SunTrust Box Office at ext. 6534 for more information.

Central Piedmont Library to Host Variety of Sensoria Events

Central Piedmont Library is sponsoring several events during this year’s Sensoria festival that we would love to have you attend!

Author’s Showcase – “Wicked Charlotte” featuring Stephanie Burt
Stephanie Burt will read from and discuss her book Wicked Charlotte, which delves into the sordid side of the Queen City’s history.
https://sensoria.cpcc.edu/event/715/

Film Screening – “Night School”
“Night School” is a documentary discussing the daily life and challenges faced by low income Americans in one American city.
https://sensoria.cpcc.edu/event/773/

Film Screening – “Science Fair”
“Science Fair” documents the attempt by nine high school students to come in first at the International Science and Engineering Fair.
https://sensoria.cpcc.edu/event/772/

Film Screening – “We Are Still Rising”
“We Are Still Rising” tells the history of Historically Black Colleges and Universities in the United States.
https://sensoria.cpcc.edu/event/698/

 

Support Central Piedmont Students at the Sensoria Student Talent Showcase April 9

Come out and support Central Piedmont Community College and its students in the 2019 Sensoria Student Talent Showcase. The event will feature a variety of performances, including singing, dancing, spoken-word poetry, and instrumental performances.

This showcase will highlight the skills and talents of Central Piedmont students!

Tuesday, April 9
Central Campus, Overcash Center, Tate Hall
3:30 – 5 p.m.

 

 

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 – November 6, 2018
Central Campus – Zeiss Lobby
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.                                          1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Queens University of Charlotte                    Cabarrus College of Health Sciences
East Carolina University                               North Carolina A&T University
Catawba College                                        Warren Wilson College

Levine Campus – Levine Main Lobby
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Belmont Abbey College
University of South Carolina Upstate
Winthrop University

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

NC STEM Alliance Workshop

All Central Piedmont students are invited to attend this week’s workshop held by the NC group of cartoon people standing togetherSTEM Alliance. The topic this week is: “Introduction to Summer Opportunities.” Come out and be a part of an hour of gaining information about how to apply for different summer opportunities such as undergraduate research, internships, etc. This workshop will be held on November 1, 2018, from 4-5 p.m. on Central Campus in the Zeiss Building, Room 1106. We hope to see you there!

NC STEM Alliance Workshop

All Central Piedmont students are invited to attend this week’s workshop held by the NC STEM Alliance. ResumeThe topic this week is: “STEM Resume Building.” Come out and be a part of an hour of enrichment and learn how to properly construct those resumes for future STEM careers. This workshop will be held on October 25, 2018, from 4-5 p.m. in the Zeiss Building, Room 1106 on Central Campus. Hope to see you there!

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: https://goo.gl/forms/X7LQWlQ9HpSs6brp2

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.

Counting Down to Graduation….

The College Graduation Ceremony is 10 a.m., Thursday, May 17, 2018, at Counting down to graduationBojangles’ Coliseum, located at 2700 Independence Boulevard. Graduates should check in at the main entrance of the coliseum at 9 a.m. Invite as many guests as you wish; seating and free parking are first come-first serve. Please check your CPCC email account for more detailed information.

For all College and Career Readiness Graduates, there is a mandatory graduation orientation on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, at 11 a.m., at Bojangles’ Coliseum, located at 2700 Independence Boulevard. Graduates must attend the orientation to participate in the ceremony, which will take place at 3 p.m., Thursday, May 17, 2018, at Bojangles’ Coliseum. 

Invite as many guests as you wish; seating and free parking are first come-first serve.   Please check your CPCC email account for more detailed information.

For questions, call the Graduation Office at 704.330.6312. Be sure to join us on this special day to celebrate your accomplishments!

 

CPCC Transfer Student is the First to Receive Queens’ Presidential Scholarship

For the first time in history, Queens University of Charlotte awarded a transfer student with the prestigious Presidential Scholarship. Kailee McKenzie Smethers, a graduate from Central Piedmont Community College plans to study interior architect and design. This scholarship covers full tuition for students with superior academic and leadership achievement. Congratulations, Kailee! Watch Kailee’s reaction as we surprised her with the news.

Take Part in a Student Storytelling Event

What brought YOU to CPCC, or where are YOU going when you’re done? Students from many walks of life have interesting stories of how they came to CPCC, and they will go from here to make all kinds of impacts. Do you want to share your story in front of a live audience? All stories will be 4 to 6 minutes long, and the audience will vote for their favorite one. The winner will receive a prize. If you are interested in sharing your story of how you come to CPCC or where you are going, at this storytelling event, you can email Owen Sutkowski (owen.sutkowski@cpcc.edu) or drop by anytime between noon and 2 p.m., to an interest meeting on Friday, March 23, in Zeiss, Room 1108. Keep in mind, the actual student storytelling event is on Tuesday, April 10 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., in Tate Hall, located in the Overcash Building on Central Campus.