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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, Feb. 7, UNC CharlotteLimestone and Gardner

Transfer Resource Center (TRC)

Transfer Resource Center (TRC)

Webb will be at the Central Campus. Catawba College and Pfeiffer 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 orby  email at trc@cpcc.edu.

Here are links to some of the media coverage of President Obama’s State of the Union address, including his recognition of CPCC and our efforts to train dislocated workers such as Jackie Bray. Our strong partnerships with companies – including Siemens – further our efforts to become the national leader in workforce development.

Guest List for the First Lady’s Box at the State of the Union Address: http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2012/01/24/guest-list-first-ladys-box-state-union-address

Join us on Facebook and Twitter to share your excitement as we celebrate this time in the national spotlight!



Please join us on Thursday, February 2 at 12:30 p.m. in Central High 301 for a Lunch and Learn Panel Discussion about Project Life and the National Bone Marrow Registry program. Our panel will include:  Pediatric Oncologist and Project Life Board Member Dr. Paulette Bryant; two time marrow donor Steve Ball; and marrow transplant recipient and Oncology Physician’s Assistant Brian Griffin. The discussion will be moderated by Project Life Executive Director David Lindsay, who is himself a bone marrow transplant recipient and leukemia survivor.

Project Life

Project Life

CPCC will conduct two Project Life drives to recruit bone marrow donors:  February 14, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the Overcash Lobby; and February 16, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Levine Campus 2nd Floor Foyer.  The process is simple, painless and free, requiring only a cheek swab.  No blood or other tissue collection is necessary to participate and be listed in the National Bone Marrow Registry.

Tune in to CPCC TV on Time Warner Cable channel 17 to view a CPCC Snapshot program about Project Life.  This program runs daily at 6:30 p.m. You can also view the program by searching Project Life on CPCC YouTube.

Click here for an FAQ (left side-bar) and more information about the CPCC Project Life drives, or contact Mary Mozingo at ext. 6739 or Mark Helms at ext. 6127.

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.