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The Age of Consequences



“The Age of Consequences”

A Film Screening Event

Date: March 28, 2017; 7 p.m.

Location: Parr Auditorium, 1st Floor of the Zeiss Building

For more information go to cpcc.edu/cfs.



The Office of Mentoring and Bridge staff intentionally changes lives at CPCC by providing a variety of support services and mentoring for students who need assistance getting through college.

Below are the programs we offer:

Communities in College (CIS): A student-led organization that provides you with the support you need to stay in school, engage in meaningful experiences, graduate and achieve goals in life. Open to ALL CPCC students.

·         1:1 academic support

·         Leadership development

·         Link up with valuable CPCC and community resources

·         Service-learning opportunities

MAN UP Program: A Male Mentoring Program providing comprehensive activities that promote personal development, academic improvement and other social and educational advancement needs. Open to ALL CPCC males.

·         Faculty and staff mentors

·         Service-learning opportunities

·         Workshops to improve self-confidence and self-esteem

·         Student leadership opportunities

·         Motivation, social skills and career development

·         1:1 academic coaching

Positive Community for Women (PCW): Experience a positive and educational environment where you are empowered and encouraged to improve your life through education and personal growth. Open to ALL CPCC females.

·         Faculty and staff mentors

·         Group discussions

·         Self-care, skill and character building

·         Service-learning

High School Students only: Summer Bridge Programs: Transition from high school to college in a closed, structured and supervised environment. Open to future Charlotte-Mecklenburg School graduates and subject to other eligibility requirements.

·         Make fun memories with new friends

·         Orientation to college, study strategies and student development

·         Receive tutoring and academic support

·         Earn college credit

·         Educational support post-Summer Bridge

Come visit us in the Office of Mentoring and Bridge Program located in Central High, Room 120!


Service Project Lunch N’ Learn

Monday, March 27

12:30-1:30 p.m.

Hall 215/216 

(Above Bookstore)

Join Student Life and Service-Learning for “Operation Sandwich” a service project involving Urban Ministries, a local non-profit. Students and staff are welcome. A light lunch will be served.


Networking Event

Tuesday, March 28

12:30-1:30 p.m.

Overcash, Rm 308

Join Student Life and local networking specialist, Henri Allgood, as we discuss networking. Henri will be discussing the importance of networking and how to take advantage of your current network.

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.

Join Us – Special Student Pricing!

The Metrolina Early Childhood Collaborative Presents: Moving the DialCollaborating for the Inclusion of all Children

April 21 & 22, 2017

Visit http://oeo.uncc.edu/mtd to register

Wine & Cheese Reception

Friday, April 21; 6-8 p.m.

Google Fiber Space – 301 E 7th St, Charlotte, NC 28203

Keynotes & Workshops

Saturday, April 22; 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

UNC Charlotte Center City – 320 E 9th St, Charlotte, NC 28202



Transfer Tuesday

Transfer Tuesday Schedule – March 28,  2017

Central Campus – Elizabeth Classroom Building Lobby

10 a.m.- 1 p.m.

1:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Johnson C Smith

Warren Wilson College

Belmont Abbey College

Warren Wilson College


Levine Campus
– Levine Main Lobby

10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

UNC Asheville


Cato Campus
– Cato Lobby

10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Cabarrus College of Health Sciences

Merancas Campus
– Claytor Building Lobby

10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

UNC Charlotte


WSSU Wednesday

Check out Winston-Salem State University’s drop in #WSSUWednesday on March 29, 2017, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., located on Central Campus in the Zeiss Building, Room 4112. This drop in day allows you to engage with Admissions, Financial Aid, Registrar and academic departments to get questions answered, receive on-site admission, etc. This drop in day will also cover historical meaning of an HBCU, college culture at WSSU, and housing questions. Drop in to see what WSSU has to offer!!!


All CPCC female students, Positive Community for Women invites you to our next meeting where we will talk about “Budgeting and Paying for School.” We hope to see you there, bring a friend!Positive Community for Women

CPCC invites you to attend Sensoria, its annual 10-day celebration of literature and the arts, featuring visual art, dance, theatre, music, film, culture, history, and more. Join CPCC as it celebrates its 25th year of literary events and hosts nearly 90 events on multiple campuses, including the following events, as listed in the Charlotte Five.

To learn more about the event – including the fact that most events are FREE! – visit the Sensoria website.

CPCC Computer Integrated Machining Program student and Siemen’s Apprentice, Chad Robinson,

Chad Robinson in front of the White House

Chad Robinson in front of the White House.

met Friday with President Trump, Germany’s Chancellor Merkel, and some American business giants who are squarely leading the attack on the alarming U.S. skills gap (6 million unfilled jobs) by creating once-in-a-lifetime opportunities for high school teens to on-board paths that lead directly to economic prosperity.  Apprenticeships for teens were spotlighted by President Trump and industry giants while establishing a national  “moonshot goal” of creating 5 million apprenticeship opportunities for American teens.

Read the complete article here.


RISE (Resources Inspiring Student Excellence) Conversations and Connections is an opportunity for all female CPCC students to enjoy a free lunch while learning success techniques from seasoned community icons. This month features Ms. Bridget-Anne Hampden, president and CEO of JHR & Associates, LLC, a global management consulting firm specializing in various aspects of strategic planning and leadership development. Ms. Hampden is also a recent retiree from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of the Chief Operating Officer (COO) where she was responsible for working closely with the COO to coordinate major federal student aid initiatives and advising on strategic issues related to student financial aid programs. Her presentation is about “Life Balance.”

Make plans to attend this month’s sessions and reserve your seat by email for the specific meeting location.

MARCH 23  ●  LEVINE Campus  ● 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.  ●  LevineRISE@cpcc.edu
MARCH 29  ●  CATO Campus ● noon – 1 p.m.  ●
MARCH 30  ●  CENTRAL Campus  ● noon – 1 p.m.  ●

Visit RISE online at cpcc.edu/ess/rise   


The Diversity Committee presents: A World Religions Panel Discussion
Friday, March 24, 2017, Tate Hall

Session starts at 10:30 a.m. Ends at noon.

The CPCC Diversity Committee is pleased to present Dr. Peter Judge from Winthrop University, Mrs. Rose Hamid, and Rabbi Dusty Klass as our guests for this event. In this first session, the Abrahamic faiths are discussed and each of our guests will speak about their particular faith and the similarities between Christianity, Islam and Judaism. This discussion is ideal for students, faculty and staff.

Our second session will cover the religions of Buddhism, Sikhism and Hinduism.



During the months of October and November 2017, CPCC Library will be commemorating the 100th anniversary of the nation’s entry into WWI by hosting an exhibition.

Do you have war memorabilia, artifacts or mementos you would be interested in having in the display? If so, please fill out the form at https://goo.gl/forms/9Y18oS9d5kwygVws2

describing your items. We will contact you with further information. Thank you!

The Residency Determination Service (RDS) began making residency determinations for CPCC students at www.NCresidency.org  on March 13. Your residency status should not need to be updated unless you missed two or more consecutive major semesters (Fall and Spring), if you now meet the residency requirements, or if you have experienced a qualifying event such as, but not limited to, relocation across the state border, a military status change, or an INS immigration status change. If you believe your residency status is incorrect, please complete the new RDS interview at www.NCresidency.org for residency reclassification consideration.  More information can be found at http://www.cpcc.edu/admissions/admissions/residency or by contacting the Admissions Office at any campus.

How did your spring break go? Hopefully you were able to relax and rejuvenate for the final push through the spring semester. Believe it or not, but you are halfway through the semester. If you are currently enrolled in a 16-week class, keep an eye on your CPCC student email. Your midterm STAR Student Success Reports will be issued by Wednesday, March 22. Use the instructor feedback in these reports to improve or maintain your academic status. If you need academic assistance, then you can contact your STAR Student Success Coaches by calling 704.330.6754 or emailing star.success@cpcc.edu.

Drum Circle

Thursday, March 23

12:30-1:30 p.m.

Overcash Lawn

Join Student Life and Drums 4 Life for a Drum Circle. Drumming has been linked to many therapeutic benefits. Come take a break from your busy day to do some drumming! All levels are welcomed to attend.


Service Project Lunch N’ Learn

Monday, March 27

12:30-1:30 p.m.

Hall 215/216

(Above Bookstore)

Join Student Life and Service-Learning for “Operation Sandwich” a service project involving Urban Ministries, a local non-profit. Students and staff are welcome. A light lunch will be served.

Are your students feeling stressed or overwhelmed? Could they use some helpful insight on managing daily life stressors? Please encourage your students to join Counseling Services at Counseling on the Green on March 22 and 23! Students will have the opportunity to get rejuvenated from midterms while enjoying some fresh air! Counselors will be conducting mini outdoor workshops and therapeutic activities for students at our Central and Levine Campuses. Please contact counseling@cpcc.edu with any questions. 

Workshops include:

Relaxation/Stress Relief

Healthy Relationships

Life Balance

“F” Doesn’t Mean Failure

Wednesday, March 22

Central Campus on The Quad

Rain Location: Overcash, 2nd Floor


Thursday, March 23

Levine Campus Back Patio

Rain Location: Levine I Atrium