The Exhibition ‘Shift’ Comes to the Ross and Overcash Art Galleries

Shift artworkShift
Featuring artists Reuben Bloom, Amanda Foshag and Heather Lewis
Ross and Overcash Art Galleries
August 12 – October 3, 2019

“Shift” explores the idea of assigning value to the invaluable. Unifying found, recycled, and uncommon objects, Bloom, Foshag, and Lewis use these materials to create their art. All three artists work in various types of media, constructing their creations out of chaos. Each one strives to find beauty in the dramatic shifts of life through deconstruction, rebirth, and growth.

Opening Reception in Ross Gallery
Thursday, August 29; 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Artist Lectures
Reuben Bloom: Date: Thursday, September 19 at 12:30 p.m. in Tate Hall
Heather Lewis: Date: Thursday, September 26 at 10 a.m. in Tate Hall
Amanda Foshag: Date: Monday, September 30 at 3 p.m. in Tate Hall

Architectural Students Win First Place in National Design Competition

The Central Piedmont design team of Megan Burns, Valeria Ramon Vacas, and Eric Schiavo, architectural technologywon first place in the fifth annual National Coalition of Community College Architecture Programs (CCCAP) Student Design Competition. Led by Architectural Technology Program Chair Travis Smith, Associate AIA, the team’s work was compared against entries from 23 other schools in 14 states.

During the competition, students were asked to design an Ecology Center in Balandra Beach, California. The students were given a specific site and program, and asked to develop a complete building design that included a material proposal and architectural details. This is the second year Central Piedmont has participated in the competition. The students completed the design as part of their ARC 213 Design Project course.

The jurors, comprised of architects Rosa T. Sheng (SmithGroup), Kristen DiStefano (Atelier Ten), and Prescott Reavis (SEED), commended the Central Piedmont team for their “very strong integrated presentation which provided a clean, clear communication of the concept and execution.” The students were commended for their “beautiful diagrams and imagery,” as well as their “cultural and geographical investigations that informed the site analysis.” The first place team received a $300 cash prize and certificates.

For more information on the competition, please contact Melanie Reddrick at or at 704.330.2722, ext 7473. For more information on the Architectural Technology department, please visit

Levine Campus to Offer Expanded Evening, Friday, and Saturday Course Offerings

Beginning this fall, the Levine Campus will offer expanded course offerings of some of its most in-demand classes on weekday evenings, Fridays, and Saturdays to give students more options to complete a two-year, college transfer degree more quickly.

The new course offerings are comprised of more than 40, high-demand courses. The classes will be offered in sequential order and focus on a variety of general education subjects, ranging from biology and public speaking, to psychology and business.

The college is offering more courses in the evenings, and on Fridays and Saturdays, to help accommodate students’ busy schedules, setting them up for success both inside and outside of the classroom.

To learn more, please call Edith McElroy, dean of the Levine Campus, at 704.330.4386.

LinkedIn Learning Coming to Central Piedmont

LinkedIn LearningThe online learning and professional development platform long used by Central Piedmont students, faculty, and staff will be upgraded on August 5 when becomes LinkedIn Learning.

What are the benefits?
Despite the name change, LinkedIn Learning will retain features popular with users while adding new capabilities that will deliver a more personalized learning experience. These upgrades will help learners achieve their learning goals more easily and efficiently.

While retaining’s robust course library in addition to its transcripts, exercise files, mobile viewing capabilities, bookmarking, and practice environments, LinkedIn Learning will also offer a more intuitive interface, more relevant content recommendations, and enhanced reporting tools.

How does this impact you if you’re a previous user?
Those who have previously used will not lose any of their information as all administrative and learner data including groups, assigned content, account settings, and history will carry over to LinkedIn Learning.

Will LinkedIn Learning link to your personal LinkedIn account?
Additionally, the upgrade to LinkedIn Learning will give users the option to connect their accounts with their LinkedIn profiles. This will allow for further customization, including course recommendations based on job title, skills, and industry. Linking profiles will also help you discover relevant learning content via your LinkedIn feed.

These features will help users navigate and make the most of LinkedIn Learning’s growing library which already exceeds 10,000 courses.

Will LinkedIn Learning training be available?
While you will notice changes to the longtime learning and professional development platform once the transition is complete, you’ll find many popular features will remain intact. However, ITS will post online training tutorials on how to best utilize and navigate LinkedIn Learning following the August 5 launch date.

If you have any questions about the upgrade, please contact our ITS Help Desk at 704.330.5000 or

Central Piedmont Art Gallery Scholarship Program 2019-2020

Central Piedmont Community College art galleries are committed to inspiring, educating, and engaging students, faculty, and community members through access to exceptional visual art in all media. The Galleries support the teaching mission of the college by serving as a lab for the visual arts curricula and enriching other program areas of the college.

The Central Piedmont Art Gallery Program is an opportunity for current students at Central Piedmont to volunteer with the Arts Galleries Program to build leadership skills and gain valuable educational experience. Volunteers will learn about the daily operations of art galleries, explore possible careers in art-related fields, and share a passion for visual arts with others.

– Limited and awarded based on skills and qualification of the applicant.
– Available with the Ross Gallery and the Patty and Bill Gorelick Galleries at Central Piedmont.
– Students are expected to complete 5 to 10 hours a week during the semester.
– Students are expected to commit to both the fall and spring semester.
– Opportunities during the summer term may also be available.

Provided by the Central Piedmont Foundation, a scholarship of $2,000 is available to student volunteers accepted into this program for the 2019-2020 academic year. Please complete an application by August 2.

New Central Piedmont Rewards Offers

Two new rewards have been added to Central Piedmont Rewards.

• ShareTea – 1204 Central Ave. Unit 102
Receive 15% off all items.
Must provide a valid student or employee ID to get 15% off full-priced merchandise.

• Bishop Cut & Color
GRAND OPENING SPECIAL! FREE HAIRCUT through June 15! Bishops Cuts/Color provides on-trend cuts, colors, beard services and shaves to men, women, children, everyone! They are located right around the corner from Central Piedmont’s Central Campus, across from Target (with plenty of parking), and would like to introduce themselves to the surrounding community by offering a FREE HAIRCUT to any first-time customer through June 15.

To receive the free haircut, the individual must present their student or employee ID or name tag. The benefit is not trivial because they are providing the service free of charge, which is a savings of between $17 and $35 depending on the type of haircut requested. Check-in or book online at

Our Stories

Our Stories

Our Stories:
A retrospective of Central Piedmont student success stories and the evolution of our Central Piedmont Logo.

June 10 – August 1, 2019
Overcash Gallery, 1st floor, Overcash Center, Central Campus

Since 1963, Central Piedmont has been an innovative national leader among two-year institutions. College alumni include a Pulitzer Prize winner, a Metropolitan Opera star, an Olympic gold medalist, a Congressional Medal of Honor winner, a television actress and a pro football player. Countless others – chefs, healthcare providers, technicians, real estate brokers, paralegals, firefighters, teachers, law enforcement officers, trades people, engineers, artists and others who serve our community – share Central Piedmont’s proud tradition.

On display, visitors will have the opportunity to see how our logo has changed over the years and learn about the stories of our students over nearly a 60 year time span. This exhibition is dedicated to the past, present, and future students of Central Piedmont – where possibility powers everything!

Thank you to the following Central Piedmont Community College departments for supporting the vision of this project:

Central Piedmont Visual Arts and Galleries
Central Piedmont Library & Archives
Communications, Marketing, & Public Relations
Central Piedmont Digital Media Services
Central Piedmont Student Life

“The Invisible Landscape” by Orr Ambrose

Invisible Landscape painting

The Invisible Landscape by Orr Ambrose
June 10 – August 1, 2019

Opening Reception: Thursday, June 13, 2019 6- 8 p.m.
Ross Gallery, 1st floor, Overcash Center, Central Campus
Artist Lecture: June 17, 10 a.m. Tate Hall

“The Invisible Landscape — So much of the universe is invisible to us, either because it is too small to see, too far away to see, or outside of our limited visual color spectrum. With this exhibit, I explore how these invisible spaces might appear and attempt to give substance and form to worlds unseen.”  —  Orr Ambrose

More on Orr Ambrose

Summer Hours For Campus Restaurants

Summer hours for campus restaurant vendors Subway & Taco Del Mar (for all campus locations):

13 – 16 May 2019 (Monday – Thursday):

Subway at Levine Camus … 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Subway at Central Campus … 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Sbarro at Central Campus … 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Taco Del Mar will be closed until 15 August 2019

20 May – 16 July 2019 (Monday – Thursday):

Subway at Levine Campus … 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Subway at Central Campus … 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Sbarro at Central Campus … 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Disruption to Online Learning Intro May 16 and 17

The Online Learning Intro (OLI) will be unavailable from 7 a.m. on May 16 until 7 a.m. on May 17 – it’s unavailability coincides with the Blackboard maintenance outage. Recall that this is a pre-registration requirement for students new to Central Piedmont online courses and students who have been unsuccessful in all previous Central Piedmont online course attempts within the last three years. If you fall into one of these categories and are planning to register during this time frame, please plan to take the OLI sooner. It shouldn’t take more than 45 minutes to complete and can be taken at any time prior to registration. More information about the OLI, including directions on how to access it, can be found on this page.