CPCC Today

Welcome to CPCC Today! An online community and weekly e-newsletter for CPCC students.

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.

Transfer Tuesday

Transfer Tuesday Schedule – April 4,  2017

Central Campus – Elizabeth Classroom Building Lobby

10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

1:30 – 4:30 p.m.

UNC Charlotte

Winston Salem-State University

North Carolina A&T

Ft. Hays State

Winthrop University


Levine Campus – Levine Main Lobby

10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Fort Hays State

Catawba College

North Greenville University


Cato Campus – Cato Lobby

10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Lees McRae College


Merancas Campus – Claytor Building Lobby

10 a.m. – 1 p.m.




Sex Education Workshop

Thursday, March 30

12:30-1:30 p.m.

Overcash, Rm 308

Join Student Life and the Mecklenburg County Health Department for a workshop on healthy sex habits, local statistics and other information on how to make safe decisions regarding personal health.


Deaf Jam

Monday, April 3

2-3 p.m.

Zeiss, Rm 1106

In Deaf Jam, Aneta Brodski seizes the day. She is a deaf teen introduced to American Sign Language (ASL) Poetry, who then boldly enters the spoken word slam scene. In a wondrous twist, Aneta, an Israeli immigrant living in the Queens section of New York City, eventually meets Tahani, a hearing Palestinian slam poet. The two women embark on a collaboration/performance duet – creating a new form of slam poetry that speaks to both the hearing and the Deaf.


Student Talent Showcase

Tuesday, April 4

7 p.m.

Halton Theater

Come out to see some of CPCC’s best talent at the Sensoria student talent showcase.


HIV/STI Testing

Wednesday, April 5

10 a.m.- 1 p.m.

Belk, Room 2100

Mecklenburg County Health Department will be on hand for free and confidential HIV and STI testing. Free Condoms and information will also be available.


Read Me Different

Thursday, April 6

2-3 p.m.

Zeiss, Rm 1103

A shock of recognition in social work school leads, award-winning filmmaker Sarah Entine, to explore how undiagnosed dyslexia and ADHD have impacted three generations in her family, starting with her own struggles. With surprising candor, vulnerability and even a touch of humor, Read Me Differently reveals the strain of misunderstood learning differences on family relationships.


The CPCC Library will be having book sales throughout the week of Sensoria.

    • Central
      • Book Sale (Wed. – Thurs., April 5 – 6, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.)
    • Cato
      • Book Sale (Tue.-Wed., April 4 – 5, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.)
    • Harper
      • Book Sale (April 3 – 7, library open hours)
    • Harris
      • Book Sale  (April 3 – 7, library open hours)
    • Levine
      • Book Sale  (April 3 – 7, library open hours)

All proceeds from the book sale go to the Theresa Thompson Library Scholarship. To learn more about the scholarship, visit https://www.cpcc.edu/library/scholarship