Van Every Demolition on Central Campus

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.

Thank You for Donations

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.


Fall 2011 Winners of the Theresa Thompson Library Scholarship

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



2012 MLK Challenge a Success

Monday, Jan. 16, 2012, marked another successful Martin Luther King Challenge at CPCC. Students were randomly assigned to groups and given a service project at a local organization that they completed by the end of the day. By serving their

Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr.

community, students celebrated the life and teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. To read more about the day’s events and personal experiences of participants, please visit the Student Life blog, Student Life Connections.

Student Life Connections is the inside scoop and behind-the-scenes look of what student life is really like at CPCC. Check the blog weekly to learn more about the Office of Student Life, be informed of upcoming events and leadership opportunities and to read about the college experiences of fellow CPCC students.





Cato Campus Grier Road Entrance Will be Closed for at Least Seven Weeks

CPCC Cato Campus

CPCC Cato Campus

The Grier Road entrance to CPCC’s Cato Campus will be closed from Jan. 23 to approximately March 16 for a sidewalk and road repair project. During this time, Cato Campus will be accessible only from the west-bound lanes of East W.T. Harris Boulevard. Students, employees and visitors should expect traffic delays during peak times.

The project will include the replacement of failing underground storm water piping and constructing a new pedestrian sidewalk from Grier Road to the main entrance of Cato I. It’s necessary to do the work now to prevent a dangerous sinkhole from forming.

Charlotte CATS buses #3 and #29 will continue to stop on Grier Road, with the campus accessible via the stairs at the corner of Grier and W.T. Harris. Campus security will offer shuttle assistance as needed for bus riders who cannot navigate the stairs.

CPCC urges students, employees and visitors to plan their trips to Cato with the Grier Road entrance project in mind. With the campus having only one entrance/exit for several weeks, traffic delays should be anticipated. In addition, drivers should take extra care turning onto W.T. Harris Blvd.

The college appreciates everyone’s cooperation and patience while the Cato-Grier Rd. project is completed. Once the work is done, the Grier Road entrance will be safer and have a much needed and requested pedestrian sidewalk.

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, Jan. 24, NewberryEast

Transfer Resource Center (TRC)

Transfer Resource Center (TRC)

Carolina and Johnson C. Smith will be at the Central Campus in the main lobby of the Levine Technical Building. University of Phoenix 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



C-SPAN’s 2012 Campaign Bus to Visit CPCC Jan. 17

CPCC community members will join the thousands who have toured the C-SPAN Campaign 2012 Bus when it stops in front of Central Campus’s Overcash Center on Tuesday, January 17, 2012 from 10 a.m. – noon on its “Road to the White House” tour, namedC-SPAN after C-SPAN’s signature political program.
The Campaign 2012 Bus travels the country to promote and enhance C-SPAN’s extensive resources and political coverage by stopping at major political events such as candidate debates and speeches in early primary states and meeting with voters on the campaign trail.  Additionally, the Bus will tour state capitals, visit community events, and host students and teachers around the nation, giving them an inside look at C-SPAN’s comprehensive educational and political resources.

Students and visitors will learn about the following programming and resources via HD TVs, touch screen computers, laptops, and mobile devices:

  • C-SPAN’s Campaign 2012 website, including video of candidates and campaign events, information on key state races and the electoral college and ways to follow the social media related to the campaign
  • C-SPAN’s in-depth public affairs event coverage
  • C-SPAN’s web offerings, including archived video going back to 1987 through C-SPAN’s vast Video Library and Congressional Chronicle
  • Many ways to connect with C-SPAN on the go including Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, YouTube, XM Radio, and iPhone and Blackberry apps
The Charlotte events are in partnership with Time Warner Cable.

New Year, New Databases from the Library!

The Library is able to start the year by adding a whole new list of databases!

Looking for the most up-to-date, reliable business-related information?  Hoover’s is your source. It is a comprehensive business resource containing profiles of millions of public and private companies and important individuals in business, as well as hundreds of profiles of major industries.

Interested in seeing what other new databases we have?  Check out a full listing of all our new resources here.

CPCC in the News

News 14

CPCC focuses on science, tech disciplines as new semester begins–tech-disciplines-as-new-semester-begins


Lake Norman Citizen

Studying the A-B-Cs of ABB’s high-tech plant



New program for high school students to attend college for free


Charlotte Observer

Student Success Story

CPCC News Releases

For more information about these and other CPCC news releases, please visit

  • 1/2: Charlotte Concerts presents the Salzburg Chamber Soloists January 27
  • 1/4: Business leaders: discover qualified employees, register for CPCC’s 2012 Career Fair
  • 1/5: Energy Leadership Awards to honor CPCC’s Jay Potter on January 25
  • 1/6: CPCC’s spring semester begins January 9
  • 1/9: CPCC’s Institute for Entrepreneurship to offer two, free seminars the week of January 30

You Can Save a Life! Project Life Comes to CPCC in February!

Most of us know someone suffering from leukemia, sickle cell anemia, or other blood cancers.  Did you know that some of these diseases can actually be cured?  Your willingness to become a bone marrow donor could save the life of someone living with these

Project Life

Project Life

deadly diseases.

CPCC is partnering with the Project Life Movement, a campus-based national marrow donor organization.  This winter, we intend to educate students, faculty and staff at CPCC about how simple it is to be included on the bone marrow registry.  If you are a match, it is also relatively easy, safe, and painless to donate the marrow that is so desperately needed by others suffering from these diseases.  Our goal is to recruit 300 new donors who will be added to the National Bone Marrow Registry List.  All that is needed from you is a simple cheek swab for a tissue sample.  It will only take about 20 minutes, and no blood sample is necessary.  Click here to read more about Project Life at CPCC, and be sure to read the FAQ link.

CPCC students are playing a key leadership role in this initiative.  The Association of Nursing Students, Cardiovascular Technology Association, Cytotechnology Student Association, Dental Assisting Club, Human Services Club, Medical Assisting Program, Medical Lab Technology Program, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and Physical Therapy Assisting Program are all partnering with Student Life/Service-Learning to support this initiative.

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.

Corporate and Continuing Education Survey

Enter to win! Tell us about your experience with Corporate and Continuing Education at CPCC.Survey

CPCC’s Corporate and Continuing Education invites your feedback and suggestions on our programming, services and instruction. If you have recently taken a non-degree course, click here to find our short online survey.

Act soon! Submit your survey before Jan. 31 and be entered to win in a random drawing for prizes sponsored by Barnes & Noble, the official College bookstore for CPCC. For assistance or more information, please call customer service staff at 704.330.4223. You may also send an email inquiry.

Note: CPCC employees are ineligible for this drawing, but we welcome your feedback.


Student Resource Day

Happy New Year from the Office of Student Life! Are you ready to start the semester off right? If so, make sure to attend the Student Resource Day (SRD) on your campus during the months of January and February. The road to success at CPCC begins with getting connected! SRD is a great opportunity to meet staff, learn about valuable services and resources on your campus, enjoy free food and giveaways, and make new friends! Please check the Student Life calendar to determine the date of your campus SRD and other upcoming Student Life events.

The Central Campus SRD wil take place on: Wednesday, January 25. We’re scheduled to be in the 2ndfloor lobby of Overcash from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Best of luck for a successful semester!

For more information about the Office of Student Life and how you can get involved, please visit our website:

Student Life facilitates student learning and development by providing activities and services that enhance positive relationships among students, the College and the community. These relationships are created and nurtured through accessible programs and services, connections to campus and community resources, and co-curricular opportunities that focus on diversity, leadership, service, personal well-being, and building connections.

Student ID Cards

A student ID is required to be able to use the testing and fitness centers at the College. You will also need your student ID to check out materials from the Library (LRC). For locations and hours of operation, please visit Student ID Cards.