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Documentary: 13th

Tuesday, April 18

Tate Hall (Overcash 2nd Floor)

10 a.m.-noon

“13th” takes an unflinching, well-informed and thoroughly researched look at the American system of incarceration, specifically how the prison industrial complex affects people of color. This analysis could not be timelier nor more infuriating. The film builds its case piece by shattering piece, inspiring levels of shock and outrage that stun the viewer, leaving one shaken and disturbed before closing out on a visual note of hope designed to keep us on the hook as advocates for change.


HIV/STI Testing Results

Wednesday, April 19

Belk, Room 2100

11 a.m.- 1 p.m.

Test results will be made available for those that were tested on 4/8/17. Mecklenburg County Health Dept. will also be available with free information and condoms.


Sufi Soul

Monday, April 24

Zeiss, Room 1106

11:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.

Sufi Soul: The Mystic Music of Islam, documents the many musical subcultures of Sufism as it was incorporated by different cultures in different regions. With many comparisons to Christianity, it displays how with all religions there are zealots and passivists, and the Sufi’s of Islam are passivists who focus primarily on music as a spiritual expression, much like the Christian troubadour or modern Christian Rock churches.



Graduating from high school is a big accomplishment and deciding what comes next can be overwhelming.  If you are a good problem solver, if you like building things,

If you like taking things apart and putting them back together again, if you like working with your hands, come learn about well-paying plentiful careers in Construction Technology and Applied Technology on April 25 from 4:30 to 7 p.m

CPCC Harper’s Open House

CPCC Harper Campus

315 W. Hebron St. Charlotte, 28273

Easy Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/open-house-harper-campus-central-piedmont-community-college-registration-32193538741

Take a moment to watch Academic Programs at CPCC Harper Campus videos:   

Harper Campus 

Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration

Electrical Systems Technology

Graphic Arts and Imaging Technology



Dances of India brings people together, literally! Watch graduates from Florida State, Chapel Hill, UNC Charlotte, CPCC and Davidson, just to mention a few, come together to do Bhangra dance. This dance is the most popular and high energy dance in Indian folk dance styles and in the USA.

Take a look at our super group rehearsal pic! Buy your tickets now as only 65 tickets are left.

Group of Bhangra dancers

Applications are now available for interested female students who wish to apply to the 2017-2018 Ruth G. Shaw Scholars program. This fantastic learning experience and leadership development program is open to students who will be enrolled during the entire 2017-2018 academic year.

The program is designed to:

  • Connect women students to one another and to a supportive network of community mentors.
  • Inspire women students to assume positions of leadership and to celebrate their individual and collective achievements.
  • Nurture female student leaders by encouraging and demonstrating critical thinking, intellectual curiosity, and problem-solving strategies.
  • Foster a deeper awareness of the many roles women play and their contributions to society.

The program is limited to 10 female students who will participate in sessions, both with RGS mentors and separately with scholars. Through monthly luncheons and guided conversations with community mentors, the Ruth G. Shaw Women’s Leadership Program offers:

  • Interaction with college leaders, faculty, staff and alumnae.
  • Personal and professional skill development.
  • Hands-on leadership development.
  • Recognition of achievement.
  • A capstone presentation at the conclusion of the program.

A $1,000 scholarship is also awarded to Scholars. Additional information and applications are available online. Deadline to apply is Monday, April 24. Questions? Contact Amanda Capobianchi.


April is Financial Literacy month. As a college student money is limited, so it is very important how you manage it. Finding a way to do so can be stressful and very challenging. Did you know that students have their own FREE financial advisor here on campus to help with money management, credit, budgeting, paying for college and a wealth of other financial topics? During Financial Literacy month, take advantage of free financial counseling with Joan Edmondson at the Single Stop office, and receive a free gift when you schedule and attend your first appointment. Appointments are available virtually as well as in person by contacting 704.330.6435 or emailing her directly at joan.edmondson@cpcc.edu. Take advantage of this opportunity to extend your knowledge of money management; what you learn now will have a great impact on your future.

Priority Registration

Curriculum students:

In an effort to continually improve our programs and services, we at CPCC are extremely interested in receiving feedback from our students.  Your thoughts and ideas are important to us and will help us make decisions now that will affect the future of CPCC.  Therefore, we would greatly appreciate it if you would take some time to complete our survey.

After you have completed it, hit “Submit.”  The survey should take you about 10-15 minutes. Your answers are completely anonymous and no responses can be connected to email information.                                                      

The deadline for responding to the survey is April 14, 2017.

Thank you for your cooperation and time in completing the survey.  If you have any problems in accessing the survey, please call Denise Wells at 704.330.6617.



The CPCC EMS & Medical Assisting Programs will collaborate for an interdisciplinary lab activity involving first aid and emergency response. Students from both programs will participate in these “mock” scenarios and the ambulance will be parked at the back of the Belk/Health Careers building. The events will occur on Thursday, April 6 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and again on Tuesday, April 11 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Positive Community for Women invites all female CPCC students to our next gathering, “Let’s chat over coffee.” We will provide coffee and snacks, so invite a friend and join us!”

April 12, 2017; 2 p.m.

Central Campus, Worrell Building, Room 2111.


A FAFSA Alert from Financial Aid and Veteran’s Affairs

ED Update: IRS-DRT to be Down For Several Months More

The Department of Education  (ED) shared that the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) will be out of service for several months, advising that “students and families should plan for the tool to be offline until the start of the next FAFSA season,” which starts in October. The tool, which was disabled in early March, was taken down by the IRS due to security concerns. According to ED, the IRS is “working to identify the number of taxpayers affected by questionable use of the Data Retrieval Tool.” While the DRT remains unavailable, students and families can continue to file the 2017-18 FAFSA using information from previously filed 2015 tax returns. The National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) released a statement yesterday afternoon urging ED to take immediate steps to mitigate the negative effects for students.

CPCC Library and CPCC Student Life invite students, faculty and the public to a viewing of Ava Duvernay’s Oscar Nominated Netflix Documentary titled, “13th Screening.” The event will be held on Tuesday, April 18, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. inside Tate Hall on CPCC’s Central Campus. Admission is free and PD credit is available.


Part Time Job Fests!

4/11 – Central Campus, Overcash Lawn, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

4/18 – Levine Campus, first floor Levine II building, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Career Services and Student Life are excited to bring students the opportunity to meet with Charlotte-area employers who are hiring for part-time and summer jobs!

A link to event details as well as tips you can use to prepare is available at http://www.cpcc.edu/career/studentsgrads/ocr.

However, while it’s not required, we encourage students to dress in business casual attire, bring a resume and prepare an introductory speech. Career Counselors are available to help students prepare during Drop-In Lab Hours:

Levine Campus: Tuesdays from noon to 2 p.m. in LV1408

Central Campus: Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in CH 122


The Emergency Food Pantry is able to provide individuals and households within the CPCC community with a two-day supply of non-perishable food per visit. 
The amount of food you receive depends on how many people live in your household. 
You are eligible to visit the food pantry two times each month.
Pantry hours are:
Monday and Thursday from noon – 4 p.m.
The pantry is located in Pease 066.
For more information please contact Dena Shonts at ext. 6558, dena.shonts@cpcc.edu or visit http://www.cpcc.edu/service-learning/emergency-food-pantry.

If you are a recent or current student in any CPCC Corporate and Continuing Education course, please share your feedback with us. Your response will help shape our future programs and improve our service. One lucky winner chosen at random will win a 40” HD Smart TV! Send us your completed responses by April 10 to be eligible*.

Start the survey now.

We look forward to hearing from you and hope to see you on campus again soon. Remember, registration for Corporate and Continuing Education classes is now open. For information, visit cpcc.edu/cce.

*See our website for complete rules and details.