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Do you want to start the year off right? If so, attend the Office of Student Life’s Student Resource Day (SRD) on a campus near you! The road to success starts by getting connected! Student Resource Day is a great opportunity for students to meet staff, learn about all services and resources available on campus, and enjoy free popcorn and prizes in one stop!Campus representatives will include: Library Services, Student Life, Service-Learning, Family Resource Center, Transfer Resource Center, Financial Aid, Career Services, Disability Services, Counseling and Advising, Information Technologies and more!

Central Campus
When:  Wednesday, Jan. 25; 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Where: Overcash, 2nd floor lobby

Harper Campus
When: Tuesday, Jan. 31; 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Where: 3rd floor Hallway (outside room 304)

Cato Campus
When:  Wednesday, Feb. 1; 10 a.m. – noon
Where: Atrium

Levine Campus
When: Thursday, Feb. 2; 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Where: Levine Building 2, 2nd floor foyer

For more information on getting involved, visit the Office of Student Life website at http://www.cpcc.edu/student_life.

You are invited to come and meet the artists from the Salzburg Chamber Soloists on Friday, Jan. 27, at 12:30 p.m. in Tate Recital Hall (Overcash).  The ensemble will perform several selections and will be available to answer questions.  This event is free and and open to the public.

Salzburg Chamber Soloists

Salzburg Chamber Soloists

Check out Chef Geoff Blount, who oversees CPCC’s Baking & Pastry arts program, on News 14 talking about the Gelato World Cup!: http://charlotte.news14.com/content/top_stories/652784/cpcc-chef-participates-with-team-usa-in-gelato-world-cup-in-italyNewspaper


Every Tuesday the Transfer Resource Center (TRC) is excited to host admissions representatives from four-year colleges and universities as they visit CPCC to talk with prospective transfer students. This Tuesday, Jan. 31, UNC Greensboro and Johnson &

Transfer Resource Center (TRC)

Transfer Resource Center (TRC)

Wales will be at the Central Campus in the main lobby of the Levine Technical Building. UNC Charlotte will be at the Levine Campus. For more information about Transfer Tuesdays and other services offered by the Transfer Resource Center ,visit our website at www.cpcc.edu/ican/trc.You can also contact the Transfer Resource Center by phone at 704.330.6454 or by email at trc@cpcc.edu.

Start off strong this semester by getting information about managing stress and anxiety. Stop by the Counseling Services information table for tips on stress management, handling test anxiety, time management and other helpful topics. Food will be providedStress by Student Life.All events are sponsored by P-CAP (Personal Counseling Assistance Program).

Harper Campus

When: Thursday, Jan. 26, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Where: Harper Campus, 3rd floor entrance by Security Office

Harris Campus

When: Wednesday, Feb. 1, 10 a.m. – noon
Where: Harris I Atrium

Every year, hundreds of CPCC students, faculty and staff partake in civic engagement initiatives through various Service-Learning projects and programs. To best highlight these efforts, Service-Learning  has complied this data into an annual report to best showcase these wonderful partnerships within our community. Click the link below to view the 2010-2011 Annual Report, cataloging all of CPCC’s hard work.
Service-Learning would like to thank the faculty, students and community agencies for another successful year!

… that you must APPLY for graduation?  The Graduation Office is currently accepting applications for Spring 2012.  We will begin accepting applications for Summer 2012 on March 1. 

Prior to applying, contact your Academic Advisor to confirm eligibility.  Once confirmed, apply online through your “MyCollege” account.

For additional information, visit us online at www.cpcc.edu/graduation or call the Graduation Office at 704.330.6312.

Queens University of Charlotte would like to extend an invitation to all CPCC faculty and staff to attend its 2011-2012 regular season men’s and women’s basketball games held at the Grady Cole Center. Queens Royals
Everyone with a valid CPCC ID will get in for free. Log onto queensathletics.com for updates.  Please contact Cherie Swarthout at swarthoutc@queens.edu with any questions.
Home Game Schedule
1/28     Converse         2 p.m., women
2/8       St. Andrews    5:30 p.m., women; 7:30 p.m., men
2/11     King                   2 p.m., women; 4 p.m., men
2/18     Lees McRae    2 p.m., women; 4 p.m., men (Homecoming)
2/24     Mt. Olive          5:30 p.m., women
2/25     Mt. Olive          4 p.m., men

Well, here’s your opportunity to share it.  You are invited to Word of Mouth – a CPCC Libraries storytelling event.  The theme of the event is “A Fresh Start,” and we want you to share about a time you had to choose, you started something new in your life, or gotStorytelling a second chance to make things right.  Stories should be about five minutes long and told without notes.  *Ask about extra credit from your instructor for participating!*

Registration is required –REGISTER HERE! There is an event taking place at each campus.

The best stories from each campus event will be retold at Sensoria in April. We can’t wait to hear about your Fresh Start! Please direct questions to Julie.obst@cpcc.edu.

The demolition of VE on Central Campus began on Thursday, Jan. 19.  Due to heavy equipment operations, occupants in nearby buildings may experience some vibration and noise.  This will decrease after the demolition is completed in Construction early February. During the month of February, trucks will haul the debris off site, where most of the debris will be recycled.

If you have any questions, please contact Doug Hardaway at 704.330.6224.

The library would like to thank the generosity of all who brought donations for the Shelter for Battered Women last month. Nine boxes of much-needed household items were brought to the shelter before Christmas.  You made a difference in the lives of many people.  Thank you all.


Our congratulations to Kennya Slaughter and Nolan Vaughan for winning the $500 Theresa Thompson Library Scholarship.  Their winning essay and their photograph can be seen at the current library display.  To find out how to apply for this scholarship for the Spring 2012 semester, just go to http://www.cpcc.edu/library/scholarship.



Monday, Jan. 16, 2012, marked another successful Martin Luther King Challenge at CPCC. Students were randomly assigned to groups and given a service project at a local organization that they completed by the end of the day. By serving their

Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr.

community, students celebrated the life and teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. To read more about the day’s events and personal experiences of participants, please visit the Student Life blog, Student Life Connections.

Student Life Connections is the inside scoop and behind-the-scenes look of what student life is really like at CPCC. Check the blog weekly to learn more about the Office of Student Life, be informed of upcoming events and leadership opportunities and to read about the college experiences of fellow CPCC students.





CPCC Cato Campus

CPCC Cato Campus

The Grier Road entrance to CPCC’s Cato Campus will be closed from Jan. 23 to approximately March 16 for a sidewalk and road repair project. During this time, Cato Campus will be accessible only from the west-bound lanes of East W.T. Harris Boulevard. Students, employees and visitors should expect traffic delays during peak times.

The project will include the replacement of failing underground storm water piping and constructing a new pedestrian sidewalk from Grier Road to the main entrance of Cato I. It’s necessary to do the work now to prevent a dangerous sinkhole from forming.

Charlotte CATS buses #3 and #29 will continue to stop on Grier Road, with the campus accessible via the stairs at the corner of Grier and W.T. Harris. Campus security will offer shuttle assistance as needed for bus riders who cannot navigate the stairs.

CPCC urges students, employees and visitors to plan their trips to Cato with the Grier Road entrance project in mind. With the campus having only one entrance/exit for several weeks, traffic delays should be anticipated. In addition, drivers should take extra care turning onto W.T. Harris Blvd.

The college appreciates everyone’s cooperation and patience while the Cato-Grier Rd. project is completed. Once the work is done, the Grier Road entrance will be safer and have a much needed and requested pedestrian sidewalk.

Every Tuesday the Transfer Resource Center (TRC) is excited to host admissions representatives from four-year colleges and universities as they visit CPCC to talk with prospective transfer students. This Tuesday, Jan. 24, NewberryEast

Transfer Resource Center (TRC)

Transfer Resource Center (TRC)

Carolina and Johnson C. Smith will be at the Central Campus in the main lobby of the Levine Technical Building. University of Phoenix will be at the Levine Campus. For more information, about Transfer Tuesdays and other services offered by the Transfer Resource Center, visit our website at www.cpcc.edu/ican/trc. You can also contact the Transfer Resource Center by phone at 704.330.6454 or by email at trc@cpcc.edu.