Walk a Mile in My Shoes

Have you ever wondered what it would be like if you could not: see? walk? hear?2012 WAM flyer

Join us for “Walk a Mile in My Shoes,” a disability simulation and awareness program.

Everyday millions of Americans wake up and face their day with a disability. Now you have the opportunity to relate. Simulate a disability for a few hours (with an escort), then discuss your experiences with us and write your comments on the reflection wall.

Disability Simulation Days:

October 2 & 3
9 a.m. -1 p.m.
Library Patio, Central Campus

Diana Arvanites: Experiments in Roundness

Diana Arvanites: Experiments in Roundness

"Red Bindu"

"Red Bindu"

October 24 – January 13, 2013

Ross Gallery II, Overcash Building

Reception: November 7, 2012, 6 – 8 p.m.
Diana’s work focuses on systems, practices and ideas and how they become integrated as a whole. It is her interest in philosophy, archaeology, science, bricolage and cartography that inspires her to experiment and explore. By drawing upon many combinations of the parts to create a whole, she arrives at interconnectivity and balance in her work. She interweaves elements of drawing and painting, high and low, fluid and linear, play and seriousness throughout her process of art making. The work refers to many things simultaneously; the relationships between the handmade, botanical, biological, internal body and cartography. The intent is to eliminate hierarchy, making no single viewpoint privileged.
Arvanites is a recipient of multiple art grants and has studied under Brice and Helen Mardin and Mira Schorr. Collections include the City of Orlando, The University of Central Florida, Smith Earnest, Ceralde School of Art, and Bank of America. A seasoned college and university level art instructor, Diana resides in Charlotte as a studio artist and teaches and curates at Artist Space 711@WCA.

Depression Screenings at Cato Campus on Oct. 2

The Counseling staff at Cato Campus will be conducting depression screenings in the Cato 1 lobby on Tuesday, Oct. 2 from 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Students are invited to attend and take a brief screening and learn about the symptoms of Depressiondepression. Counselors will be on hand to answer questions and provide information about counseling services available through CPCC.

12th Annual Johnny Appleseed Kids and Family Festival Sept. 26

The Levine Campus Student Government Council and Student Life invite our CPCC family of students, faculty, staff, and administration and their families to our 12th Annual Johnny Appleseed Kids and Family Festival on Wednesday, Johnny AppleseedSeptember 26 (Johnny’s 238th birthday), from 5 until 7 p.m. in the Levine Campus Atrium.

John Chapman, better known as Johnny Appleseed, was born September 26, 1774. He had a great love for all humanity and all living things, and spent much of his life distributing apple trees to the settlers of the American frontier. He loved to tell stories of his adventures to the children he met as he traveled. Johnny Appleseed believed that we must try to live simply and in harmony with the natural world.

Please join us at the Levine Campus Atrium as we celebrate the birthday of one of America’s great frontier heroes. The free festivities begin with the fabulous The Kollard Kings playing some foot-tapping, hand-clapping, down-home tunes on fiddle, banjo, and guitar. We’ll also have storytelling, coloring, games and this year’s fresh crop of apples picked just in time for Johnny’s birthday. Everything is free for our CPCC apple-loving family and their families, including applelicious waffles for dinner and apple pie for dessert.

This event is particularly designed to be a chance for our students with children or students with younger sisters and brothers to bring their families and enjoy a student life activity together.

Please check the Student Life Events Calendar for more events happening this week, including a lunch & learn, voter registration, and a blood drive!

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. 2,  Pfeiffer,  UNC Charlotte

Transfer Resource Center (TRC)

Transfer Resource Center (TRC)

and Catawba will be at the Central Campus. Wingate and Anderson University 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.



Get Your Geek On at THE Geek Fest – Thursday, November 15

THE Geek Fest

THE Geek Fest @CPCC

Get your geek on! CPCC’s 9th annual celebration of innovation and technology, THE Geek Fest, is Thursday, Nov. 15, at the Levine Campus. For one day (9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.), the campus will be immersed in hands-on activities, contributor displays and conference-style topic sessions. THE Geek Fest is an outstanding hands-on learning and networking opportunity for geeks and innovators at all levels. Best of all, it’s open to the community and completely free!

If you would like to contribute, sponsor, volunteer, or be a guest speaker during TGF2012, please visit http://www.cpcc.edu/thegeekfest/contribute/application.

For more event information, please visit http://www.thegeekfest.com. If you have any questions, please email geekfest@cpcc.edu.

Geek is chic!

Free Music Concerts

Tuesday, Sept. 25, 12:30 p.m. in Tate Hall, 2nd floor Overcash, jazz trumpeter Matt Postle will perform.

Thursday, Sept. 27, 12:30 p.m. in Tate Hall, 2nd floor Overcash, the Bechtler Ensemble will be back for an encore performance.

All concerts are free and open to the public.

Presbyterian Mobile Breast Cancer Center Visits CPCC Campuses in October

Is it time for your mammogram? Breast Cancer
Presbyterian Mobile Center will be on-site in October and CPCC staff and students, ages 40 – 64, are welcome!
WHERE: CPCC Central Campus Quad: October 9 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
CPCC Harris Campus: October 10 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Do I need an appointment? Pre-registration is preferred (however walk-ins are welcome). To schedule an appointment. please call 704.384.7226, press “0” and request mobile.*
* Uninsured women may receive a FREE mammogram. To see if you qualify, please call 704.384.5250 or 704.384.8202. An appointment will be scheduled if you meet all of the requirements.
Is this covered by insurance? Mammograms are covered as a preventive screening each year under most insurance plans beginning at age 40; however, it must be one year since your previous mammogram. Mammograms are covered at 100 percent, without paying a co-pay, if you receive N.C. State Health Plan benefits. For your convenience, we will file a claim with your insurance provider on your behalf.
What if my last mammogram was not at a Presbyterian facility? You can still receive a mammogram on Presbyterian’s Mobile Mammography Unit. Our team will contact your previous provider to obtain films from your most recent mammogram. Past results are necessary to ensure that no changes have occurred in your breast health.

For more information: presbyterian.org/pin or call 704.384.3774

$5 Student Ticket!

All CPCC Arts tickets (theatre, opera and dance) are just $5 for students.  Stop by the box office in the Overcash Building on Central Campus and use your CPCC ID to purchase a $5 ticket today.  One ticket per ID, please.  Tickets are

Arts at CPCC

Arts at CPCC

now on sale for 2012-13 CPCC Theatre performances, including “Godspell,” September 28 – October 7 at Pease Auditorium.  Come see this groundbreaking musical with a message of kindness, tolerance and love.  Tickets are also available for:


A romantic comedy about a marriage and a dog.

Oct. 26 – Nov. 4, Pease Auditorium

“Big River”

A celebration of pure Americana with an award-winning score from country music king Roger Miller.

Feb. 15-24., Dale F. Halton Theater


A Pulitzer Prize winning drama about race, family and dreams.

April 12 – 21, Pease Auditorium

Part of Sensoria


During the month of September, Admissions, Registration, Records, & Graduation will be hosting FERPA Awareness Month! FERPA

What is FERPA?

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 is federal legislation regarding the privacy of student records.  It governs the disclosure of education records maintained by institutions (including CPCC) and access to those records.

What rights does FERPA give students?

  • Inspect and review their education records
  • Have some control over disclosure of information from their education records
  • Seek to amend incorrect education records

What is an education record?

All records that directly relate to a student and are maintained by the college are considered education records.  These records can take numerous forms (paper records, media files, etc.) – they do not only refer to records stored in Student Records or in Colleague.

What type of information may be shared?

Without the student’s written consent, only directory information may be released.  At CPCC, the following are considered directory information and may be released without prior written consent from the student:

  • Student’s name
  • Student’s hometown
  • Date of attendance at the College
  • College degree completion dates & degrees earned
  • Student’s program of study
  • Most recent previous institution attended and degrees earned

What if I want to give my parents or spouse access to my records?

Students may give a third party access to specific records by completing a Student Information Release Authorization Form.  The completed form must specify the records to be released and the individual to whom they may be released.  This form should be presented to the appropriate college representative (faculty member if you are granting access to class grades, Student Records if you are releasing a transcript, etc.) by you.  If presented by the third party, then that person must have a copy of your CPCC Student ID.  This helps keeps your records protected!


CPCC Global Learning Office Open House Sept. 28

The CPCC Global Learning Office will be hosting its inaugural Open House extravaganza on Sept. 28 in Overcash 302 from 1-3 p.m. This will be a chance to meet and greet the Global Learning office staff and the “Go Global Club” members. If you are interested in studying abroad, joining the Go Global student organization, or  learning about the different cultures and countries of the world, please visit us. This is an informal event, and will allow CPCC students to network, have light refreshments and share stories about their global travel.  Don’t miss it!  If you have questions, please contact nadine.russell@cpcc.edu or stop by the Global Learning Office – Overcash 303


Allison Luce: The Serpent Tree in Ross Gallery

Allison Luce: The Serpent Tree 


"Garden" by Allison Luce

Ross Gallery, Overcash Building
Gallery Hours: Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
October 24 – January 13, 2012
Reception November 7, 2012; 6 – 8 p.m.
Allison Luce explores the ephemeral nature of existence and the mystery of eternity through her ceramic sculptures and monoprints.
CPCC is pleased to present two of her projects, The Serpent Tree and Ancient Expanse, the continuation of a site-specific installation created and photographed in Skaelskør, Denmark as a Resident Artist at the International Ceramic Research Center. The Serpent Tree incorporates the fragility and femininity and its relation to eternity, connecting her artwork made in a post-modern context to the rich and ancient history of clay. Her inspiration comes from the story of the Garden of Eden and investigates the frailty of the body and the fallibility of man.  Referencing nature as well as the body, these sculptures are about birth, growth and temptation. Ancient Expanse includes photography that focuses upon the boundaries between the real and un-real, natural and man-made, and time and space, documenting a fleeting moment in time where the natural and unnatural meet and interact and serve as a metaphor for the ephemeral nature of life.
Luce graduated with dual BFA degrees in Painting and Art History from Ohio University and received her MFA from Hunter College, City University of New York.  She resides in Charlotte, N.C., where she is a studio artist and an adjunct art instructor. Allison has also been a resident artist at Zentrum für Keramik-Berlin in Germany, Baltimore Clayworks, and The McColl Center for Visual Art in Charlotte.

Barnes and Noble Habitat for Humanity/Facebook Fundraiser

CPCC Cato Middle College Student and Barnes and Noble Bookstore employee, Sierra Easter, attended an information table at the recent Cato Campus Student Resource Day on Sept. 13.

During a very busy morning, Sierra provided information about the bookstore’s products, the new Nook tablet reader, the bncollege bookstore website and the current Barnes and Noble Habitat for Humanity/Facebook fundraiser. Barnes and Nobles is donating $1 to the program each time a student clicks the “like” and then the “Share” button under the “Habitat for Humanity” post on the Central Community College (CPCC) Bookstore Facebook page, up to the goal of $25,000.Here is how to obtain the donation:
a. Go to the Central Community College (CPCC) Bookstore facebook page
b. Click the “like” button
c. Scroll down to the Habitat for Humanity Post
d. Click on the “Share” button
e. Click on “Share Link” button

What is SGA?

The CPCC Student Government Association (SGA) is an organization run by students to represent fellow students, while also supporting the mission of the College and the Office of Student Life. The purpose of the SGA is to:SGA

  • advocate for the student body by conveying the opinions, ideas, wishes and needs of the students to the administration, faculty and staff.
  • enhance student life on campus through social, cultural and educational activities.
  • provide support to student organizations.

Please visit the Student Life blog for a message from the SGA President and to learn more about the upcoming General Assembly meeting.


New Look and New Resources!

The library’s homepage has a new look.  Swing by http://www.cpcc.edu/library to check it out!  And while you’re there, have a look at a few of our newest resources:

Find It! at CPCC Libraries

Find It! at CPCC Libraries is a new library discovery tool that enables you to search and find materials in the library catalog and many of the databases at the same time. Find It! at CPCC Libraries is powered by EBSCO Discovery Service.


EasyBib is an intuitive information literacy platform that provides citation, note taking, and research tools that are easy-to-use and educational. EasyBib is not only accurate, fast, and comprehensive, but helps educators teach and students learn how to become effective and organized researchers. CPCC Libraries’ premium subscription provides access to works cited and bibliography formatting for MLA, APA and Chicago/Turabian citation styles.

Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center

Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center features authori­tative, comprehensive content on careers and jobs. Ferguson’s is broken down into three main sections: Job and Industry Profiles, Job-Hunting and Workplace Skills, and Career and Industry Resources. It also includes profiles of over 4,000 undergraduate schools, as well as a career interest assessment.

Please feel free to contact Doug Short with any questions or feedback about these resources.