The League for Innovation in the Community College is an international nonprofit organization with a mission to cultivate innovation in the community college environment. The annual League for Innovation Student Literary Competition is now open for submissions on the local level.
The submission deadline is Monday, March 23, 2020.
- Contestants must be 2019-20 students enrolled at Central Piedmont Community College.
- Entries must be original works written during enrollment.
- Poetry (not exceeding 67 lines)
- Personal Essay (not over 2,500 words), related to this year’s theme: “Once Upon a Time…”
- Short Fiction (not exceeding 3,500 words)
- One-act play (not over 3,500 words)
* Email submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Local winners in each category will be published in Central Piedmont’s Student Arts and Literature magazine “The Hammer”, and move on to compete in the will the national competition, where there will be cash prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners.
Certificates of merit are awarded to all student work submitted to the national level. The 1st place winner will be published in NATIONAL winners’ anthology.
Please send any questions to Colin.Hickey@cpcc.edu.
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 Wednesday’s 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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
“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.
To kick off the new year, The Central Piedmont Art Galleries are pleased to present two new exhibitions.
“Structure and Void” by Richard Elaver
“Structure and Void” is an investigation into surface, structure, and systematized randomness. The work re-presents patterns from nature in organic forms and fluid surfaces. Those forms are deconstructed into cellular elements and reconstructed in a variety of materials using generative software and digital fabrication techniques.
When: January 13 – March 12, 2020, Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Artist Lecture: January 30, 3:30 p.m. – Tate Hall
Opening Reception: January 30, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. – Overcash Gallery
Where: Overcash Art Gallery, Overcash Center, 1206 Elizabeth Ave., Charlotte, NC 2820
“I Am My Things and My Things Are Me” by Allison Tierney
Allison Tierney’s work relies heavily on painting and a decorative aesthetic to discover personal identity, comment on consumerism, and investigate the divide between craft and art. Through the act of repurposing, Tierney is able to transform unwanted items into colorful and optimistic works of art that give value to the value-less.
- When: January 13 – March 12, 2020, Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
- Artist Lecture: February 5, 3:30 p.m. – Tate Hall
- Opening Reception: February 5, 5:00 p.m. – Ross Gallery
- Where: Ross Art Gallery, Overcash Center, 1206 Elizabeth Ave., Charlotte, NC 28204
Both galleries are open Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
The 16th Annual MLK Challenge will take place on January 20, 2020. This event celebrates the life and teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The day incorporates an educational kick-off, service projects, and a reflection wrap-up. The challenge begins with an introduction to King’s life and lessons, then students are randomly assigned to groups and given a service project at a local organization to complete. Students must work together and utilize problem-solving skills in order to finish their task.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are provided for all participants.
Participants should dress for anything. Students will receive a FREE T-shirt and 8 hours of service but must stay for the entire day.
- Who: Any Central Piedmont student registered for the Spring 2020 term
- What: 2020 MLK Challenge
- When: January 20, 2020 | 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.
- Where: Zeiss 1100
- Why: Honor the legacy of MLK, serve our community, and meet other Central Piedmont students!
Click HERE to register.
If you have questions or to learn more, please contact Jesse Bennett at email@example.com, 704.330.6824, or visit the Service-Learning Coordinator on your campus!
Please join us in congratulating the Drama Department’s students, staff, and faculty for their well-deserved nominations for the 2019 Broadway World Regional Theatre Awards. Voting is now open! Visit Broadway World’s website to vote and see the rest of the nominees in the area.
Help us support the victims in the Bahamas who have been affected by Hurricane Dorian by donating to the GoFundMe page of the Buddy Hield Foundation.
Come out to Worrell Lobby on Monday, November 25 from 2 – 4 p.m., to hear more about how your funds support The Bahamas recovery.
Questions? Contact Kiyoshi Roberts at firstname.lastname@example.org or Kelvin Chege at email@example.com.
Health Professions and Human Services Open House
Tuesday, September 24 from 5-7 pm
Central Campus, Health Careers Building
During the event, you will be able to:
* Learn about 16 healthcare and nursing programs
* Tour our Health Careers Building, laboratories, and classrooms
* Meet faculty and staff from all the programs
* Learn about student life, financial aid, scholarships, and support services
* Meet with Spanish translators, if needed
FREE parking is available in Parking Deck 3 located off of 4th Street.
Pre-register at cpcc.edu/events/healthcare-programs-open-house.
, by Tom Stanley
Exhibited with works of art from the collection of Bill and the late Patty Gorelick
Now through July 31, 2020
Tom Stanley’s series are often hung as a frieze even as he works on groups of paintings. Size, imagery, color, and format for each series is distinct and help to create a visual theme within the group of related works.
The architectural realities of the Bill and Patty Gorelick Gallery at the Central Piedmont Harper Campus lend themselves well to a frieze-like installation. As a result, three of Stanley’s series are on exhibit now through July 2020. Each series will include six to eight works of acrylic on canvas.
Drawing with paint, Stanley uses common graphic strategies, such as mechanical drawing, silhouette, and sgraffito to make something he has never seen before. His works are a conversation between hands and eyes.
a broad horizontal band of sculpted or painted decoration, especially on a wall near the ceiling
Harper Campus, Harper IV
Bill and Patty Gorelick Gallery
315 W. Hebron St., Charlotte, NC
2019 Annual Juried Student Art Show
On view March 27 – June 3, 2019, in Ross Gallery
Awards Ceremony: April 11, 5:30 p.m. in Overcash Building, Tate Hall, Second Floor
Reception: April 11, 7 p.m. in Overcash Lobby
Central Piedmont’s Visual Arts Department presents the 2019 Annual Juried Student Art Show representing artwork in all media, including painting, drawing, photography, screen printing, ceramics, sculpture, 2-D, and 3-D designs. Come check out the amazing artwork and student artists who have been inspired by the creativity learned from their Visual Arts instructors in their art classes here at Central Piedmont!
Join Central Piedmont Student Life for the 2019 March Madness Basketball tournament! Open to all currently enrolled Central Piedmont students from every campus!
- Date: Saturday, March 23
- Time: noon-5 p.m.
- Where: Central Campus, Worrell Building, Gymnasium
- What: 4-on-4 basketball tournament
The winning team will receive:
- Championship T-shirts
- $25 Visa gift card for each player
- Team name on a plaque
Sign up at tinyurl.com/marchmadnesscpcc.
Create your teams by Thursday, March 21.
Contact Justin.firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Central Piedmont’s Annual Security Report is available for all faculty, staff, students, and visitors to review at http://www.cpcc.edu/college-security/copy2_of_2017CPCCAnnualSecurityReport.pdf. It includes college crime statistics, helpful phone numbers, safety-related resources, safety policies and more.
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 13, 2018
Central Campus – Zeiss Lobby
10 a.m. – 1 p.m. 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
UNC Charlotte Carolinas College of Health Sciences
Southern Wesleyan University Johnson & Wales University
Levine Campus – Levine Main Lobby
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
St. Andrews University
We’re thrilled to be selected as one of Capital Bank Foundation’s “25 Years of Giving” contest winners! Their phenomenal support of $25,000 for our Opportunity Scholarship Initiative will help us continue serving our students and our community in so many ways. We could not have done it without your votes!
What’s a celebration without confetti? Our Opportunity Scholars, along with Dr. Deitemeyer and representatives from Capital Bank, recently gathered on the steps of the Zeiss Building to celebrate our $25,000 gift. See the video on our Facebook page. Again, we want to thank Capital Bank for selecting us as a winner and we want to thank everyone who voted for our video!