Central Piedmont and Queens University to make special announcement on Sept. 25

Central Piedmont Community College President, Kandi W. Deitemeyer, Ed. D.

Please join Central Piedmont President Dr. Kandi Deitemeyer and Queens University President Daniel Lugo for a virtual press conference on Friday, Sept. 25, at 9:30 a.m., to announce a new initiative that will expand access to higher education in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg region and beyond.

During the event, Dr. Deitemeyer and President Lugo will announce the new initiative, followed by remarks from Lauren-Dionne Scott, a Queens student and Central Piedmont graduate.

To access the virtual press conference, please visit: https://webinar.ringcentral.com/j/1499181307

Please note: Prior to the event, you will need to download Ring Central to your device to view it live.

We hope to “see” you there!

Virtual Career Services: Get Answers About Your Career Plan

You want a career plan and answers instead of uncertainty?  With spring registration coming up,  now is the time to think ahead.  Career Services Online “It’s a ‘Major’ Decision” sessions can help.  In an hour, you will learn the basics of making a career decision, including how to:

  • choose your program of study or future transfer major
  • get reliable information about where the jobs are in Charlotte (and beyond)
  • find out what degree is needed for the job you want and how much it pays

Open to prospective and current Central Piedmont students – so invite your friends who are interested in attending Central Piedmont too!  Sessions are starting this week and held Wednesdays at noon and Thursdays at 4 pm.  Click here to sign up!

Career Services at Central Piedmont helps students with career/major decision, job search and connects students with employers. Visit our website​ or connect with us on Facebook @ CPCCCareerServices and let us help elevate your career.

Virtual Counseling Services: Mindfulness Series

Have you been looking for a way to cope with the daily stressors of being a student? Join Counseling Services for online sessions to learn how to manage stress with mindfulness. Research shows that practicing mindfulness is beneficial in many areas, including:

  • better sleep
  • lower stress levels
  • improved attention
  • dealing with depression and anxiety

Through practice and discussion, learn to strengthen your ability to “begin again” in the present moment. Whether you are brand new to mindfulness or have been practicing for years, these sessions are for you. Designed specifically for students, each session focuses on a different area of mindfulness practice. Attend one or all sessions.

All sessions are on Thursday from 10:30–11:30 a.m.

  • September 17: Introduction to Mindfulness
  • October 15: Living in the Present Moment
  • November 19: Mindful Eating

REGISTER

Request the meeting links

Before the session(s), learn how to use Webex.

QUESTIONS

Contact stephanie.boyd@cpcc.edu or heather.sullivan@cpcc.edu with any questions or concerns.

SGA Elections: Cast Your Vote Next Week!

Elections for new officers of the Central Piedmont’s Student Government Association Executive Committee are taking place next week! SGA leaders serve for a full-year term, representing the needs and interests of all students at Central Piedmont. They provide feedback to college administrators and committees, support student organizations with funding and resources, and support the campus SGA Councils in their work on all of Central Piedmont’s campuses, and even in our remote learning environment.

Learn about this year’s SGA  candidates and cast your vote next week! SGA elections are currently being held online September 15 at 8:01am through Sept. 17 at 11:59pm. All positions are elected by the student body (Central Piedmont employees do not vote).

Questions? Contact student.life@cpcc.edu.

North Carolina Scholars of Global Distinction Program

Interested in becoming a global citizen? Join the NC Scholars of Global Distinction Program.

This honors program is a partnership between UNC Chapel Hill and other NC Community Colleges which prepares students for the global job market. Through NC Scholars of Global Distinction, students are able to enhance leadership, communication and presentation skills. Students who complete the program are exposed to globalized coursework, international events and a global immersion. These components not only benefit students educationally, but also impact them personally.

Check out this NC Scholars Presentation to learn details about the program. For questions and more information, contact Julie.Grahl@cpcc.edu

Top Ways to Stay Connected This Week

During this time where we’re all online together, it’s still possible to stay connected to each other and to Central Piedmont. Let Student Life & Service-Learning offer you some easy ways to maintain your connections virtually!

  1. Central Piedmont is hosting a food share event on Harris Campus, where members of our community can get access to FREE food! The best part is, you don’t even have to leave your car, because it’s a Drive-Thru event! Join us Friday, September 11, 10:30 – 11:30 am. Advance registration is required. Register Today!
  2. Perspectives: Book Club: Service-Learning invites you to learn from other’s experiences through reading their stories. Students will read each month’s book and join us in the discussion each third Friday at 1:00. To learn more, please contact Lindsey.Graves@cpcc.edu.
  3. Service-Learning Dialogue Series: Be apart of the conversation! Join in on one of our dialogue series on current events, racial justice, or social justice. Contact Lauren.Estes@cpcc.edu to learn more.
  4. Click and Relax, Wednesday, September 2 from 4pm-5pm: Click and add color to many historic works of art from history via Google Arts and Culture experiments. Listen to relaxing music or top hits while you re-create historic works of art. You will be able to engage with other students, staff, and share your works. Zoom link.
  5. “Lunch and Introduction,” Thursday, September 3 from 12pm-1pm: The Library and Academic Learning Center will present information regarding virtual services and engage directly with students to answer questions and provide resources. Zoom link.
Visit the Student Events Calendar and follow Student Life Instagram @cpccstudentlife to learn more about upcoming student events.

Questions? Ideas? Email student.life@cpcc.edu and let us know!

Virtual Student Resources Week

Student Life is excited to host the first virtual Student Resources Week. We recognize the challenges that can come with taking classes remotely. Join us for Student Resources week, September 8 through 11, to learn from the many different resources the college offers to help you succeed as a student at Central Piedmont.

Throughout the week, you can watch videos about each support resource on FlipGrid. In their video, each support service will introduce themselves and what they offer. Student Life staff will also be available on Zoom each day from 3:30–4:30 p.m. to answer your questions.

As part of participating in Student Resources Week, you can enter to win one of three Apple AirPods with wired charging case. 

To participate, join us for the Zoom meeting each day, or go directly to FlipGrid to submit any questions regarding the resources available. You will need to sign in using your Central Piedmont login credentials. Learn more about Student Resources Week.

For more information, please contact John.Gomez@cpcc.edu.

Central Piedmont Announces Fall Semester Exhibits for the Bill and Patty Gorelick Program

Central Piedmont Gorelick Galleries are delighted to announce two new exhibits that have joined the gallery this fall semester. The new exhibits will be on display at Harper and Central Campus.
The exhibit on our Harper Campus is showcased at Harper IV and features glass work from artist John Geci. Geci is a glassblower near Penland School of Craft in Western North Carolina. Having been a student and a studio assistant to local glassblowers, Geci learned a diverse array of techniques and approaches to the material becoming a master to his craft. His exhibit features 13 beautifully crafted glass vessels that capture his vision of static motion. His contemporary blown glass pieces illuminate the gallery with stunning color variation and striking patterns. His exhibit is also featured alongside the two-dimensional works of Tom Stanley at Harper Campus.
 
 
The exhibit on our Central Campus is located in the North Classroom Building and features work from artist Barbel Brooks in an exhibit called “Fused Imagination”. Brooks discovered her lifelong passion when beginning to fuse glass 20 years ago. As her art evolved her focus continued to expand with specific areas of inspiration in water, color, and culture.  Her travels along the majestic seas, personal life experience, and background in chemistry and physics have had an influence on her artwork and have brought her pieces to life. This exhibit ranges from decorative glass plates to vibrant wall hangings which can stand alone as well as complement its counterparts. This solo exhibit uses glass with fusing techniques to create unique artwork capturing her infinite colorful imagination.
Both artworks are part of the Gorelick Galleries and are held in open spaces so we encourage if walking through these spaces to have a look around or schedule an appointment by calling the Foundation at 704-330-6869 or email us at foundation@cpcc.edu

Central Piedmont Food Share Event at Harris Campus

Central Piedmont is hosting a food share event on Harris Campus, where members of our community can get access to FREE food! The best part is, you don’t even have to leave your car, because it’s a Drive-Thru event!

Join us Friday, September 11 between 10:30 – 11:30 am.

Advance registration is required. Register Today!

We are offering Halal and Vegetarian option boxes upon request through the registration process. This event has been made possible by the Building Bridges Grant through the Interfaith Youth Core and our collaboration with Loaves & Fishes. The purpose of the grant and this event is to build bridges of understanding in the concept of religious pluralism while responding to the COVID-19 and food insecurity pandemics.

Please contact Jesse.Bennett@cpcc.edu with any questions or for more information.

Fall 2020 SGA Elections Are Coming Up

Elections for new officers of the Central Piedmont’s Student Government Association Executive Committee are underway, and all currently enrolled curriculum students are able to cast their vote! SGA leaders serve for a full-year term, representing the needs and interests of all students at Central Piedmont. They provide feedback to college administrators and committees, support student organizations with funding and resources, and support the campus SGA Councils in their work on all of Central Piedmont’s campuses, and even in our remote learning environment.

Candidate information and voting links can be found here. SGA elections will be held online Tuesday, September 8 through Thursday, September 10. All positions are elected by the student body (Central Piedmont employees do not vote).

Questions? Contact student.life@cpcc.edu

Coping With Stress During Stressful Times

With classes, work, personal lives, COVID-19, protests, and politics impacting us each day, how do we manage that stress so we can continue to be happy and productive? This workshop goes over ways in which anxiety helps and harms, how anxiety functions, and offers tools and resources to help face the stresses we experience each day. Stress is an unavoidable part of life, but that does not mean it has to defeat us.

Join Counseling Services for the upcoming workshop “Coping with Stress During Stressful Times” on Tuesday, August 25!

Pre-registration required with limited spots. Sign up today through Sign Up Genius!

Webex meeting information will be emailed to participants prior to the workshop. Download the Webex app to your phone or access from a computer.

Please contact Michael Burson at Michael.burson@cpcc.edu with any questions or concerns.

Virtual Q & A Sessions With Central Piedmont

Have questions about how to enroll at Central Piedmont? How to register for courses? Want to know more about student life opportunities?

Get answers to these questions and more or get connected to the service you need — join us for a virtual Central Piedmont drop-in question and answer session.

AVAILABLE SESSIONS

Each session will be available for 30 minutes. There is no sign up or registration — on the day and time of the session you want to join, simply click the link for that session. Learn more about the available drop-in sessions scheduled throughout the week.  (We will continue to add information for upcoming sessions).

Central Piedmont staff will be available to answer your questions and guide you to helpful resources.

Blood Drive on Central Campus – Save Lives: Donate Blood

Central Piedmont along with community blood center, One Blood, will host a blood drive on August 20 from 9:00 a.m – 3 p.m., in the driveway in front of the Overcash building. Space is limited in order to social distance and appointments are required. All donors will receive a FREE OneBlood Tote Bag, as well as a free wellness check (blood pressure, pulse, temperature, pulse, iron count and cholesterol check). Reserve an appointment (use sponsor code #44503) or contact Jesse.Bennett@cpcc.edu with questions.

Get Connected to Student Life!

You’ve got your schedule, you’ve logged into Blackboard and your Central Piedmont email. What’s next on your list? GET INVOLVED!

Student Life has spent the summer designing fun virtual student experiences and we look forward to a year of social spaces, plenty of opportunity to build personal and professional skills, and ways that you can connect with other students who share your interests and goals. We might be at a distance from one other, but connection still matters (and it helps you be a better student).

Here’s what you can look forward to:

  • Welcome Week: Some fun, including trivia, games and a virtual student club fair!
  • E-Sports: New for 2020! We know lots of you are gamers, and we think this will be a popular addition!
  • Civic Engagement: 2020 has been an important year for our country and community. Find ways to connect to voting, volunteering, important issues, and more!
  • Leadership Development: You can learn more about your talents, developing skills for your career. Our Summer Leadership Academy was popular, and we’ll have new opportunities for brand new and returning student leaders.
  • Current issues: Look for programs and conversations about racial justice, inclusion, making change, and asking tough questions.
  • Wellness: These days can be difficult for everyone, so learning healthy strategies for managing stress and anxiety are important skills.
  • Student Clubs: Virtual organizations are possible! Look for our club fair Aug. 20 and club interest meetings on the calendar soon.

How can you keep posted on what we’re doing? Three easy steps!

  1. Follow @cpccstudentlife on Instagram! The best way to see what we’re all about!
  2. Download the Central Piedmont app (you need it anyhow!) and you can find our Student Life Events Calendar there.
  3. Click here to check out our website and see our events calendar there.