CPCC Today

Welcome to CPCC Today! An online community and weekly e-newsletter for CPCC students.
Come join us and listen to Kevin Alston, best selling author, certified Master Peak Performance Coach, Certified NLP Practitioner, EFT Practitioner, master trainer and motivational speaker who has the keen ability of creating change and invoking transformation in any arena. He is the author of the #1 best seller, Life Is Not A Spectator‘s Sport: There‘s a big difference between playing to win and playing not to lose!”
Topic:  Raising the B.A.R (Your Beliefs, Attitude, and Relentless Work)
Date:  Thursday, Feb. 23; 1 p.m.
Location: Tate Hall
Learn more about raising the bar personally and professionally.

Keeping you safe is one of the College’s top priorities. That’s why we’ve decided to upgrade Critical Alert and the emergency notification system tool we use to contact you in the event of a campus emergency.

Critical Alert! Emergency Notification System

Critical Alert! Emergency Notification System

As of now, all emergency communications from the College will come from Regroup.com. This new tool is extremely user-friendly and includes a variety of new features. Going forward, you’ll be able to:

1.    directly update your contact information in the Emergency Notification System instead of logging in through CPCCLogin.

2.     control whether or not you receive emergency notifications by joining or opting-out of the system.

3.     customize your notifications.

If you are a CPCC student, staff or faculty member who previously signed up to receive notification messages, your contact information will be automatically transferred into the new system. To ensure this information was transferred correctly, a test message will be sent to you on Friday, Feb. 24.

If you do not receive the test message, need to sign up for this service or want to confirm your contact information is correct in the system, please visit https://cpcc.regroup.com.

If you have difficulty accessing the site or inputting your information, please view the tutorial video at http://www.cpcc.edu/emergency-services/critical-alert.

If you have any questions regarding the upgraded service, please contact our Information Technology Services Help Desk at 704.330.5000 or email helpdesk@cpcc.edu.

The student body at CPCC is a beautiful mosaic of stories that strengthen and maintain our community, and we encourage you to share your story at an upcoming Word of Mouth event on your campus. Telling your story has the potential to make a Storytellingdifference within the CPCC community by educating, inspiring or entertaining your fellow peers. This storytelling event, sponsored by CPCC Libraries and Student Life, is open to all students, faculty and staff. To read about the stories heard last week at the first Word of Mouth event and to share your thoughts as a listener, or to learn how you can participate in any of the five remaining events, please check the Student Life blog.


On Feb. 14 and 15, CPCC once again hosted the annual North and South Carolina interviews for the CBYX scholarship program (Congress Bundestag Youth Exchange). The program seeks to give young American professionals the opportunity to experience

(l. to r.): Nadine Russell; Beth Uding, Project Manager CBYX; Pauline Schroeter, Visiting German Instructor from UNCC; and Daniela Weinert.

the academic, professional and everyday life of Germany.

Nadine Russell, director of Global Learning at CPCC, and Daniela Weinert, discipline chair for the German Language at CPCC, participated in the program’s nationwide interview process. The duo were among four panelists charged with interviewing 16 students from the Carolinas to determine who would be among the 75 students from the U.S. to study for one year in Germany through the CBYX program. The program offers a fully paid scholarship. German language students can apply for it every year.
Among the 16 students interviewed, two attended CPCC. The students will find out in March if they are selected to participate in the program.

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, Feb. 28, Elizabeth City State and Gardner

Transfer Resource Center (TRC)

Transfer Resource Center (TRC)

Webb will be at the Central Campus. Elizabeth City State will also 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.

Golden Leaf Scholarship

The 2012-13 Golden Leaf Scholarship is accepting applications until March 1, 2012. The application and information about the program can be found online at www.cfnc.org/goldenleaf. Recipients must reside in one of 78 rural counties (list available online), demonstrate financial need and transfer to a participating campus in Fall 2012.

Financial Aid recipients who withdraw or stop attending class before the 60 percent point of each term may have to repay awarded aid!  The U.S. Department of Education mandates that students EARN their federal aid by remaining enrolled and attending class through the 60 percent point of each term.  The U.S. Department of Education “prorates” financial aid eligibility based on enrollment and attendance records.

Please remain enrolled in your CPCC classes to avoid having to repay your financial aid to CPCC or to the U.S. Department of Education.  Students who have an outstanding federal aid balance may become ineligible for future aid.

The 60 percent dates for the Spring 2012 term are:

  • March 12 – Full Term
  • February 9 – 1st Short Session
  • April 16 – 2nd Short Session

CPCC’s own “Out of Bounds Ensemble,” will be giving a concert this Thursday, Feb. 16, at 12:30 p.m. in Tate Recital Hall, Overcash.  Dr. Craig Bove, Music Department Chair, is one of the founding members of this group. The concert is free and the public is invited.


Repairs to the sidewalk and road at the Grier Road entrance of Cato Campus continue to be made. Please use extra care when driving on or around campus, especially at pedestrian crosswalks and between Horticulture and Cato I. The project is expected to be Constructioncompleted by mid-March. In the interim, we appreciate your patience as we strive to make the Grier Rd. entrance safer and easier for both foot and motor vehicle traffic.


CPCC would like to extend congratulations to John Hundley, a student who recently had his first novel published – “The Draculata Nest.” It’s the first book in a trilogy and tells the story of a middle-aged student attending CPCC. Much of the book’s backdrop is

set in and around the CPCC campus. The books is available for puchase on amazon.com, Barnes & Noble and Park Road Books.

Congratulations, John on this accomplishment!

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 February 21, Johnson C. Smith and Fort Hays

Transfer Resource Center (TRC)

Transfer Resource Center (TRC)

State will be at the Central Campus. Newberry and Fort Hays State 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.


Are you looking for an opportunity to grow personally and develop your leadership skills? If so, join us March 23 – 25 for the 23rd Annual Student Leadership Conference. To learn more about this exciting conference and how to apply, please click here. There are limited spaces, so act now!

TRiO-Student Support Services, Fifth Third Bank and Corporate and Continuing Education/Financial Services Institute are sponsoring a series of financial literacy workshops. The Money Smart workshops are held on Thursdays through April 19 in Central High 110, from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  The sessions are free to students and employees.  All are encouraged to attend this very timely subject.  For the schedule and more information about the workshops, please visit www.cpcc.edu/triosss/money-smart-workshops
This recent addition to NC Live complements Biography Reference Bank, a database to which CPCC already subscribes.  Biography Reference Center offers a comprehensive collection of more than 461,000 full-text biographies, as well as thousands of narrative biographies that are not available in other databases.
In addition to keyword searching, users can also locate biographies of interest by browsing more than 30 genre categories, including actors, authors, composers, explorers, figures relevant to U.S. & world history, inventors, musicians, Presidents of the United States, current world leaders and many more.
Biography Reference Center may be accessed here or from the Research Databases section of the library website.
Take Time to Make Time

Take Time to Make Time

Many students juggle multiple roles: school, work, family, household responsibilities, and social life. How do you make the time for it all? Stop by our information table, have a cookie, and get information from counselors about time management and study skills. Learn valuable skills for your success.

  • Cato Campus: Monday, February 13th, 10:00-1:30, Cato I Lobby
  • Central Campus: Tuesday, February 14th, 10:30-1:30, Levine Technology Building Lobby near Subway
  • Harper Campus: Monday, February 20th, 10:30-12:30, 3rd Floor near Security Office
  • Levine Campus: Wednesday, February 29th, 10:30-1:30, Levine II near the entrance

This event is sponsored by P-CAP (Personal Counseling Assistance Program).

Are you career ready?

Are you career ready?

CPCC Career Services is currently reviewing student resumes for the 2012 Career Fair! Students can make individual appointments or stop by Central High, Room 122 during drop-in hours.  Individual appointments are recommended for students and graduates who have more advanced resume questions. Drop-in hours are for students who have brief career-related questions or are in need of a resume critique. If your schedule is hectic, email your resume to career.services@cpcc.edu for a virtual critique!

The career fair will take place on Thursday, March 15, from 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. in the Grady Cole Center.  Admission is free and the event is open to public.

Don’t have a resume?  Visit http://www.cpcc.edu/career/studentsgrads/resumes to get tips on developing a resume that’s right for you!
Central Campus Drop-in Hours:
When: Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. – noon.
Where: Central High Building, Room 122

Regular Hours:
Central Campus: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Central High, Room 122
Cato Campus: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Room 125
Harper Campus: Tuesday & Wednesday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Room 255
Harris Campus: Monday & Thursday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Room 1107
Levine Campus: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Room 2130
Merancas Campus: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., TS-221

To schedule an appointment, call Career Services at 704.330.6551. You can also visit http://www.cpcc.edu/career for more information.

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