Advising Period Begins April 2

Don’t let registration catch you off guard! Make plans today to visit your faculty advisor, an academic advisor, orstudent counselor during this advising period – or sooner! Build a better schedule by being prepared to choose your classes on the first

Get Advised!

CPCC's Advising Period Starts Soon!

day of registration. Avoid the frustration of waiting with a crowd of students for advising help. Take charge of your future. We’re here to help you complete your certificate, diploma, or degree.

  • Ensure you’re taking the correct classes you need to graduate.
  • Meet now to avoid long lines at Advising & Counseling during registration.

Contact your faculty advisor for an appointment right away or drop by the Counseling & Advising Office.

For more information about the CPCC Advising Period and important dates to remember, click here.

Spectrum, CPCC’s LGBTQ Club, Meeting on April 2

The Spectrum Club was established to provide a sense of community and support for LGBTQ students and their allies at CPCC. Spectrum holds meetings twice monthly and other social events to give students a chance to meet new friends in a safe, positive environment. Spectrum also promotes giving back to the community through service and outreach projects. Spectrum values diversity and welcomes any CPCC student who would like to be a part of a great club.

Come out and see what we’re about as we discuss service initiatives for the remainder of the year and participation in Spring Fest!

When: Monday, April 2; 12:30 p.m.
Where: Overcash 308

Emmanuel Jal to Visit CPCC on March 29

Come listen to Emmanuel Jal, author and activist, during this week’s inaugural Business & Accounting Week. Mr. Jal will lead a Global Issues Forum on “Youth as Global Change Makers” on Thursday, March 29 from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in the

Emmanuel Jal

Emmanuel Jal

Halton Theater. The event is free and open to the public. To read about Mr. Jal’s upcoming appearance at CPCC, please read this Charlotte Post article or Creative Loafing article. To learn more about Business & Accounting Week, please click here.

Make a Difference on Campus: Join the Student Government Association

The CPCC Student Government Association (SGA) is now accepting officer applications for the Executive Committee (President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary and Public Information Officer). The SGA works for the needs and interests ofStudent Government Association students at CPCC by advocating for students, coordinating student events and supporting student organizations. To learn more about the SGA and the upcoming annual election held in April, please click here:

Transfer Tuesday

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, April 3, Catawba

Transfer Resource Center (TRC)

Transfer Resource Center (TRC)

CollegeUNC Charlotte and Cabarrus College of Health Science will be at the Central Campus from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the main lobby of the Levine Technical Building. Johnson and Wales and Winston Salem 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



Sensoria Returns April 13-21

CPCC’s annual celebration of the arts is a week of speakers, exhibits, events and performances that will awaken your senses.  Over sixty events in areas as diverse as culinary arts, history and culture, immersive arts, literature, music, visual arts and film will engage, entertain and enlighten Sensoria participants.  The majority of the events are free and all are open to the public.  Some of this year’s highlights include:

  • Coming Home – Original Works by Romare Bearden, at the Pease Gallery
  • Russell Goings, Irene Blair Honeycutt Distinguished Lecturer
  • The New Southern-Latino Table with Sandra Gutierrez
  • DIGITAL film people – get to know the people that make major feature, documentary, commercial films by digital and halide based media
  • The Fight for Educational Equality – A First Hand Account, in conjunction with the Para Todos Los Ninos and Courage exhibits at the Levine Campus
  • Ticketed performances by CPCC Theatre (“Play It Again, Sam”) and CPCC Opera Theatre (“Made in the USA – A Tribute to Gershwin & Bernstein”)
  • The Bechtler on Campus – a unique concert pairing music and art.

Visit for a complete listing of this year’s Sensoria events including dates, times and locations!




Call for Exhibition Proposals

CPCC would like to announce a call for exhibition proposals. Central Campus galleries include the Pease Gallery located across from the Pease Auditorium and the Ross Galleries I and II located in Overcash building near the Halton Theater. The galleries at Art ExhibitionCPCC are committed to exhibiting emerging and established artists in the Charlotte region in a professional and educational gallery setting.  We ask that artists send a packet including a cover letter outlining the exhibition proposed, resume, bio, and 10 high resolution digital images with a detailed image list (detailing title, name, date, dimensions and materials used) on a CD (must be PC-compatible).

All proposals should be postmarked May 1, 2012, for review by the Gallery Committee. Please either drop off materials at the Ross gallery during regular hours or mail materials to: Alyssa Wood, Gallery Coordinator, Central Piedmont Community College, PO Box 35009, Charlotte, NC 28235-5009. Please contact Alyssa Wood at with any questions.


Financial Literacy Workshops

The Minority Male Minority Program (3MP), Fifth Third Bank and Corporate and Continuing Education/Financial Services Institute is sponsoring a series of financial literacy workshops. These workshops are for any male student. Workshop schedule for the remainder of the semester is below.  Our next meeting is this Thursday, March 22 at 1 p.m. in the Health Bldg., Room HE4510.
Students are invited to come and learn more about how to make money work for you.
A Roof Over Your Head
Oscar Agurs
March 22, 2012
1-2 p.m.
Paying for College & Cars
Oscar Agurs
April 5, 2012
1-2 p.m.
Paying Yourself First
Debra Sherrill
April 19, 2012
1-2 .pm.
CH 301

Films on Demand

If you have not explored the videos on the database, Films on Demand, now is the time to take a tour.  This database has recently added more than 200 new TEDTalks videos this month, with hundreds more to be added by the end of the year.  These films bring together some of the most fascinating and inspiring voices in areas ranging from technology, science and global issues to entertainment, design and business.  Just go to the library’s Research Databases page, and click on Films on Demand to access the database.  Your CPCC login will allow you to view the films, but if you setup your own User Account on the database, you will be able to create and share customized playlists, save your favorite videos for quick access and set your default preferences.  Give it a try!

Lunch and Learn: The Truth about Beverages

SodaWhat’s healthy or unhealthy to drink? What do we need to consider when choosing our beverages? Energy drinks, sports drinks, tea, coffee and bottled water, are these helping or harming us? How much water do we need to drink daily? Presbyterian Novant Heart and Wellness dietitian Cheryl Kuhta-Sutter will answer these questions at this “Lunch and Learn” presentation sponsored by CPCC Student Life and the Family Resource Center.  Information on how sugar and artificial sweeteners affect our bodies will be provided. Come and learn how to make healthier beverage choices!

  • Time: 12:30- 1:30 p.m.
  • Date:  Tuesday, March 20
  • Location: Central High building, room 301

“The Truth about Beverages” is part of a series of health and wellness programs offered during the year by Student Life and the Family Resource Center in cooperation with Presbyterian Novant Heart and Wellness.  The topic of the next program will be “Exercise that’s Right for You.”  It is scheduled for Tuesday, April 10 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in Central High 301 on the Central Campus.

For more information, please contact Linda Jones, Family Resource Center, 704.330.6246 or Jennifer Conway, Student Life, 704.330.6743 or visit

Written by Angela Perry
Communications and Journalism Co-op Student, CPCC

Transfer Resource Center News

Transfer Tuesday

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, March 27, QueensUniversity of PhoenixMontreat will be at the Central Campus.  Belmont Abbey and UNC Greensboro will be at the Levine Campus. To find out more information please visit our website at You can also contact the Transfer Resource Center by phone at 704.330.6454 or by email at

MTV Open Casting Call at CPCC March 20 and 22

The producers of MTV’s three-time award-winning series “Made” are holding an open casting call for individuals (ages 18-26) who are seeking an “Opportunity” to change the rest of their life.MTV

MTV poses this question to you: What would make you truly happy in life? Perhaps it’s losing 50 lbs., finding true love or landing a dream internship.

The network wants to create opportunities for you to find your path to happiness. If chosen, cameras will follow you on your journey, as you make the hard decisions that will determine if the risks are worth the reward.

Do you want to be featured in an episode of a new MTV series? If so, attend an upcoming casting call at a CPCC Campus near you.

Central Campus
March 20, noon – 5 p.m.
Overcash Building, Room 230

Levine Campus
March 22, noon – 5 p.m.
LV 1309

Congratulations to CPCC Student Rebecca Booth

CPCC is pleased to announce that for the second consecutive year, a CPCC Graphic Arts and Imaging Technology + Flexography (GAIT) student has won a PICA (Printing Industry of the Carolinas) Award. Since its inception in 1966, the PICA Award has served as the premier symbol of excellence for the graphics industry in the Carolinas.
CPCC’s Rebecca Booth was recognized with the “Best of Show” PICA Award for her “Beatles” poster, a piece she created in the College’s Offset Press Operations class, during the 45th annual PICA Awards ceremony, held on March 3 at the Embassy Suites in Concord, N.C. For her efforts, Rebecca and CPCC were both awarded $500.
“I am extremely proud of Rebecca and her work,” said Stephen Gerhardt, Harper National Flexographic Center coordinator. “Her award demonstrates the quality of the graphic arts program at CPCC and the excellence our faculty strives to achieve each day as it educates tomorrow’s leading professionals in the graphics industry.”