Empowerment Summit on April 13

Join us for an inaugural Empowerment Summit, presented by the CPCC Minority Male Mentoring Program, on Friday, April 13 from 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. in Tate Hall on CPCC’s Central Campus. The event will feature a presentation by Harold Empowerment SummitCogdell, chair of the Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners, and Kenston Griffin, an international speaker, on “Conquering the Enemy Within.”
Attendees will learn about a broad spectrum of topics, ranging from networking, leadership and activism to strategies for spiritual, personal and professional growth.
To register in advance for this FREE event, please visit www.3mpconqueringtheenemy.eventbrite.com. We hope to see you there!

History Study Center

Attention all students and scholars of history:

The library is currently holding a trial for the Proquest history database:  History Study Center, which features a vast collection of primary and secondary sources for the study of history. It is suitable for a wide range of people, from first-year History Study Centercollege students looking for quick and reliable facts on a historical topic, to researchers examining hard-to-find primary source texts.

History Study Center covers global history from ancient times to the present day. Content includes more than 40,000 documents and articles, 50 reference works in books, essays, journal articles, historical newspaper and magazine articles, maps, rare books, government documents, and transcripts of historical speeches, 3,000 images, video clips and links to 2,000 web sites. Study units offer editorially selected material on more than 500 historical topics.

Link to trial from the library homepage here:  http://blogs.cpcc.edu/cpcc-libraries-blog/2012/03/28/database-trial-history-study-center/ from on- or off-campus with any computer with Internet access.

CPCC student Sara Dir named 2012 N.C. Community College System Academic Excellence Award recipient

Sara Dir, a student at CPCC, is the recipient of a N.C. Community College System (NCCCS) Academic Excellence Award, which will be awarded at the organization’s 2012 Excellence Event – “The Great Within the 58” – on April 19 in Raleigh, N.C.

Sara Dir

Sara Dir

The award recognizes academic achievement, leadership and community service in one student from each of the 58 institutions in the NCCCS. Recipients must be currently enrolled in curriculum courses, completing at least 12 credit hours in an associate degree program and maintaining a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.25.

A native of Toronto, Dir exceeds the award’s requirements. She is currently working toward completing her Associate of Arts degree, studying education and languages; maintains a 4.0 grade point average; is actively involved in the College’s Student Government Association (Vice President) and Phi Theta Kappa chapter; and serves as a part-time office assistant in the English Department.

“I am honored to nominate Sara for this award,” said Amanda Capobianchi, associate dean for Student Life at CPCC. “She is a strong leader – both inside and outside the classroom – and is dedicated to her classes and to her educational pursuits. She also consistently goes beyond expectations, regularly assisting with campus programs and service events, and making others feel welcome and included. She embodies everything this award symbolizes.”

Adds Sara, “CPCC helped me achieve the Academic Excellence Award’s high standards. Thanks to the College and its faculty, I have learned that my success is a steppingstone to making myself, and the world around me, better. I plan to use what I have learned to help others on their life path and am confident that the small steps I have taken at CPCC will guide me in the right direction as I chart my personal and professional goals.”

Special Ticket Prices Announced for Stanley Jordan Concert

As part of Sensoria, guitar virtuoso Stanley Jordan comes to the Halton Theater at 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 19.  Special pricing for students, faculty and staff has just been announced.  Students with an ID can now get balcony seats for just $10!

Stanley Jordan

Stanley Jordan

In addition, faculty and staff can purchase the best seats in the house for $25 – that’s a $10 savings!  Come see this Grammy nominated performer in the beautiful and intimate Halton setting.  At these prices, tickets won’t last, so stop by the Halton box office today to purchase your tickets.


Empowerment Summit

The Minority Male Mentoring Program at CPCC invites you to the first annual Empowerment Summit.  This year’s theme is “Conquering the Enemy.”  The summit is designed for high school and college students and will address a broad Minority Male Mentoringspectrum of topics ranging from identity, networking, leadership, activism and strategies for spiritual, personal and professional growth. This event will provide attendees practical recommendations for becoming leaders in their schools and communities. Students will participate in a series of interactive workshops on healthy lifestyles, leadership and self-awareness. The workshops are aimed at motivating young men to become responsible and caring citizens.

To register for this event, please click on the following link: http://3mpconqueringtheenemy.eventbrite.com.  Space is limited so register now!!!

Agenda at a Glance

8-8:30 a.m             Registration in Overcash Building

8:30-8:45 a.m       Welcome

8:45-9:15 a.m.       Opening Session, Harold Cogdell, County Commissioner in Tate Hall

9:30-10:15 a.m.          Workshop Sessions

•           Making Relationships work                                         OC216

•           Manhood:  Healing Cultural Wounds                        OC255

•           Quest for Respect: Struggling with Authority        OC256

•           Dress for Success                                                              Tate Hall

10:30-11:15 a.m.        Workshop Sessions

•           Shut up and Listen                                                            OC216

•           Reclaim yourself and realize your potential             OC217

•           Changing the face of Corporate America                   OC255

•           Globalize Yourself                                                             OC256

11:30-12:15 p.m.         Closing Session, Kenston J. Griffin, International Motivational speaker in Tate Hall

12:30-1:30 p.m.          Lunch                                                  CH301

Any questions, please contact me at 3MP@cpcc.edu.

Get “FIT”

On Thursday, March 29, 2012, Young Success (YS) from Johnson C. Smith University will visit Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) through their partnership with the College’s Minority Male Mentoring Program (3MP).  The event will be held in the Overcash Building, Room 220 at 1 p.m.

This visit is part of the Young Success FIT Tour, which features Wells Fargo. “FIT” is defined as being “financially in-tuned.” Young Success is an organization for scholars that was founded at Johnson C. Smith University by business major Geoffrey Griffin, along with Joyce-Ray Lutu, Marcus Twine, and Kyle Holeman. The group, now with more than 10 faithful members, aims to empower youth to completely understand what financial literacy is, how to recognize value and leverage resources.

Wells Fargo representatives will be in attendance during the tour to speak to scholars on the importance and definition of being “financially in-tuned” and how to achieve financial freedom. The first stop of the Young Success FIT Tour was University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC) on Wednesday, February 22, 2012, where the team partnered with the United Business Professionals (UBP) Day, a student organization at UNCC. The last stop will be coming to JCSU soon. The experience is to be infused with several prize giveaways, and you are invited. If you consider yourself to be young or even “seasoned,” add to your success early, with the Young Success FIT Tour!

For more information about Young Success or the Young Success FIT Tour, please contact Geoffrey Griffin (President) or Kyle Holeman (Vice President) via email at sayyes2YS@gmail.com and a representative will respond as soon as it is convenient. Also check out YS on Facebook.com/YSYoungSuccess and Twitter @thenYsuccess.


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: http://blogs.cpcc.edu/studentlife.

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 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.



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 http://sensoria.cpcc.edu 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 Alyssa.wood@cpcc.edu 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!