Charlotte Symphony to Perform at Halton Oct. 25

The Charlotte Symphony will once again bring their Orchestra on Campus program to CPCC.  Through a partnership between the College and the Orchestra, over 850 CPCC students will have the opportunity to attend a multi-media collaboration conducted by Jacomo Rafael Bairos on Thursday, October 25 at 7:30 p.m. in the Halton Theater.
This unique experience seeks to engage students from varying disciplines in the orchestral experience.  Since its creation, the program has allowed for collaboration between the Orchestra and various CPCC educational departments, including art, graphic design, advertising, hospitality, music and more.  This year, CPCC graphic design students produced titles, logos and program books that captured the essence of the orchestral selections that will be performed on October 25.
The October 25 performance is open to the public and adult tickets are $20 through the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra.  Tickets can be ordered at 704.972.2000.

Join the CPCC Chapter of the National Association of Women in Construction

The CPCC student chapter of the National Association of Women in Construction would like to invite you to join our organization. The intent of this group is to provide a forum for students to share ideas and concepts about the Women in Constructionconstruction field. Students will be provided with supplemental training and service learning opportunities that will promote careers in the construction industry. We encourage all to join.  Our meetings are held every third Wednesday, from 12:30 pm to 1:30 p.m. at the Harper Campus in Room 352 – E. Our next meeting will be October 24.  We look forward to seeing you there.

Adoptions Reminder from the Bookstore

A reminder to faculty:  Spring 2013 book adoptions are due October 15. By getting the adoptions in on time, you can help benefit your students in two ways: the adopted books can be bought back by the store to give the students some cashThe North Carolina Tax-Free Weekend holiday begins Friday, August 3rdin pocket and we will then have more used books in stock to offer the students for great savings.

You may either email, fax, campus mail, carrier pigeon, or even stop by the bookstore to get the adoptions to us (also, while you are here, check out all we have to offer besides books).

REACH IT: Providing Free Training to Unemployed and Underemployed Workers

Thanks to the new REACH IT initiative, unemployed and underemployed Charlotte-area workers will have the opportunity to receive FREE training in one of two career fields: health information technology (HIT) or information technology (IT). Applications will be accepted beginning October 10. Visit the REACH IT website to learn more and apply.


Is Your Research Paper Lacking Research?

Library LabWorks! will teach you to use Rand State Statistics and Newsbank – two new databases free to CPCC students. Rand covers topics such as:Helpful Tips
  • employment outlooks.
  • community and education.
  • government finance.
While NewsBank provides access to thousands of national and world newspapers, including local papers like The Charlotte Observer, The Charlotte Post and The Mecklenburg Times.
Two 30-minute sessions are available for registration – Wednesday, Oct. 23 and Thursday, October 24. Both sessions are at 12:30 p.m. in LRC 205.  

Library Book Sale

Don’t miss the Library Book Sale on Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 17 & 18, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m .in front of the library. The books only cost 50 cents or $1, and you can pass them along to your friends who like to read.  The money will goLibrary Book Sale to United Way and also the library’s Theresa Thompson Scholarship fund.

Mark your calendars!

Transfer Resource Center News

Transfer Tuesday
Every Tuesday the Transfer Resource Center (TRC) is excited to host admissions representatives from colleges and universities as they visit CPCC to talk with prospective transfer students. This Tuesday, Oct. 23, Johnson C. Smith and

Transfer Resource Center (TRC)

Transfer Resource Center (TRC)

Queens will be at the Central Campus. Johnson and Wales 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 You can also contact the Transfer Resource Center by phone at 704.330.6454 or by email at

College Transfer Fair
What is the event?  Admissions representatives from North & South Carolina visit CPCC to speak to students about potentially transferring in this one-day event.
When: Thursday, October 18; 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Where:  Central Campus, Overcash Lawn

Participate in World Quest

World Quest is a national competition hosted by the Charlotte World Affairs Council. World Quest is a world facts competitions in which teams of schools, companies and organizations compete against each answering world trivia questions for prizes. The competition takes place Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012, from 6-9:15 p.m. at the Westin Charlotte. Registration fee and dinner will be covered by the CPCC Global Learning Office. If you would like to sign up, please contact the Global Learning Office located in Overcash 303 at 704.330.6167. You may also email Jamal Tate at The registration deadline is October 31, 2012. This is a great opportunity to join a team of your peers and represent CPCC to the Charlotte international community. Spaces are limited and the competition will be fierce.

CPCC Open House Nov. 1

Haven’t decided on your major here at CPCC?  We invite you to join us at Open House on Thursday, Nov. 1 in the TA Building on Central Campus!  Drop in anytime between 4 and 7:30 p.m. to speak with CPCC’s division directors and program chairs.  You can also learn more about student services and how they benefit you as a current student. Come on by, grab refreshments and meet with our faculty and staff to get all your questions answered.  For more details and to RSVP go to or email  We can’t wait to see you there!

North Carolina Dance Theatre’s “Limitless”

North Carolina Dance Theatre’s “Limitless”

October 25-27, Knight Theater

Thanks to a partnership between CPCC Dance and NC Dance, selected CPCC students will have the opportunity to attend this dynamic performance and we invite you to attend, as well!  North Carolina Dance Theatre’s “Limitless,” pushes surprising limits in this collection of dance premieres. Be the first to see contemporary works by choreographers Sasha Janes and Dwight Rhoden. Both are known for captivating choreography and challenging the dancers with daring moves. You will also be delighted by Artistic Director Jean-Pierre Bonnefoux’s dreamy and classically exuberant “July’s Delight.”

Student Rush tickets are available for $10 at the Oct. 25 and 26 performances. Advanced student rush tickets are only $15. Visit or call 704.372.1000 for more information.

Advising Advice: GET ADVISED!

Registration is coming… Are you ready?!Registration

If you would like help in finding an educational plan for next semester or have received a message that your academic status has changed then GET ADVISED is for you!

Either log in to your online profile or click here to find your faculty advisor. Contact your advisor and make an appointment to GET ADVISED!

Do you have more than 30 hours? If so, you can also visit the Transfer Resource Center to GET ADVISED!

Check out GET ADVISED here!

Car Insurance 101

Do you have the car insurance that you need? Are you trying to figure out if you have the right coverage? What would you do if you were in an automobile accident? The insurance you choose is a personal decision, and our speaker will car wreckshare information about your options and the consequences of the choices that you make. Sponsored by Student Life and the Family Resource Center. A light lunch will be served.

Thursday, October 4
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Hall Building, Room 215 (Central Campus, above the bookstore)