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, Sept. 18, Winston Salem and

Transfer Resource Center (TRC)

Transfer Resource Center (TRC)

Johnson and Wales will be at the Central Campus. UNC Charlotte and Queens will be at the Levine Campus. In the evening, University of Phoenix will be at Central Campus while Wingate (Adult) will be at Levine.  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.

September 11: Remember, Honor, Reunite

“May the lives remembered, the deeds recognized and the spirit reawakened be eternal beacons, which reaffirm respect for life, strengthen our resolve to preserve freedom, and inspire an end to hatred, ignorance and intolerance.” 

Visit the Student Life blog to learn more about this week’s campus activities commemorating 9/11. Join us in observing 9/11 as a day of good deeds, when we pay tribute together by promoting unity, compassion and peace.

Project Vote!

Please join Student Life and Service-Learning on Tuesday, Sept. 18 for Project Vote! This event encourages all of CPCC to become more educated about the political process, to learn the issues to be a more informed voter, and to Voteunderstand the right to vote on election day! Local community groups, political parties, non-profit organizations and other groups will be present to talk with students about their candidate, party or issue. Students can also register to vote at this event! There will also be a tent, DJ, and free pizza to those who participate! Project Vote will take place on the front lawn of Overcash on Tuesday, Sept. 18 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
For more information, please visit our website at www.cpcc.edu/student_life/project_vote.

Temporary Loss of Access to the NC LIVE Website and NC LIVE Resources on Sept. 4

NC LIVE staff will perform overnight website and server maintenance early on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012, between midnight and 1 a.m.

Remote users may temporarily lose access to the NC LIVE website and NC LIVE resources during this time. We expect to have all services running normally by 1 a.m., September 4.

Patrons who attempt to login remotely while maintenance is being performed will see an error message. Those patrons will need to clear their web browser’s cache, close the browser, and try again following the completion of the maintenance.

We’ll post any information and updates throughout the process in our Library Staff blog: http://nclive.org/librarystaff

We apologize for the inconvenience, but thank you for your patience while we work to improve NC LIVE web services. Please notify the NC LIVE Help Desk if you have any questions.

Attend the 2012 Green Gala

The U.S. Green Building Council – Charlotte  invites you to attend its 2012 Green Gala and Silent Auction on October 11 at 7 p.m. at the Ritz Carlton in Charlotte, N.C. The event is being held in conjunction with the 5th annual Sustainable Business Awards which will celebrate sustainable growth throughout the region. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from keynote speaker Laura Turner Seydel, a national environmental advocate and eco-living expert who is dedicated to creating a healthy and sustainable future for the next generation.
Ticket information and the evening’s agenda may be viewed at www.usgbccrc.org/greengala. Interested individuals are encouraged to register early – the organization is offering an early bird rate of $25 off to any person who registers before Sept. 15, and a special student rate of $60 to any student who registers before September 14. Reserve your seat today!

Blood Drive on September 11

On Tuesday, Sept. 11, all CPCC faculty and staff are encouraged to donate blood at the Community Blood Center of the Carolinas (CBCC) Blood Drive from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the Overcash Driveway. CBCC, a local non-profit, is the bloodCommunity Blood Centersupplier to our local hospitals. In Charlotte, cancer, cardiac and transplant patients are the primary recipients of blood products. CBCC provides on average of about 400 pints of blood to our local hospitals per day.

For every pint that is collected at the CPCC September 11 drive, CBCC will make a financial donation to Classroom Central. Classroom Central provides school supplies to needy children within the Charlotte area.  Everyone who participates in the September 11 blood drive at CPCC will receive a free T-shirt.

To sign up to donate, simply log onto www.carolinadonor.org, click on donate and enter sponsor code: CPCC or contact Mary Mozingo. Donors must be at least 16 years of age , weigh at least 120 pounds and be in good health. Please remember to eat a good breakfast and to drink plenty of water before donating.

Barnes & Noble at CPCC Formal Grand Opening Event Sept. 10

Set aside September 10 for the formal grand opening of the newly renovated Barnes and Noble College Bookstore at CPCC.  Located on Central Campus, in the Hall Building at the corner of Elizabeth and Charlottetowne Avenues, the

CPCC Bookstore

CPCC Central Campus Bookstore

bookstore is convenient for students and faculty. Between 2 and 3 p.m., a ribbon cutting ceremony will be held. Dr. Tony Zeiss, president of CPCC; Dr. Kathy Drumm, executive vice president of CPCC; and Brian Stark, vice president of stores with Barnes and Noble College; will give remarks.

Punch, cake and cookies will be available to patrons as they explore the new store and enjoy its many customer-centric features including its new “Recharge-U” area. Recharge-U consists of open air coolers filled with sandwiches, yogurt and desserts; a coffee bar; microwave-ready, “heat and go” meals; and café style seating.
During the grand opening, enjoy live music by CPCC’s own singer, songwriter and actor Matt Carlson and receive free give-aways while supplies last. Attendees can also register to win a $50 Barnes and Noble gift card!
As always, the college bookstore continues to offer textbooks, school supplies, clothing and emblematic gifts for students’ many college needs. Come and see all of the new things we have!

CPCC to be Closed Sept. 1 – 7, 2012

REMINDER: CPCC will be closed Saturday, Sept. 1 through Friday, Sept. 7 for the Labor Day holiday and the Democratic National Convention. All six CPCC campuses will be closed during this time.

Again, all campuses will be closed from Sept. 1-7. This means that all buildings, facilities and parking lots are inaccessible to the public (including employees & students). You will not be able to park at or enter any campus during this time.

For classes on Saturday, Sept. 8 and Sunday, Sept. 9, students should use student parking decks instead of surface parking lots for those two weekend days.

Supporting the Arts Just Got Easier

Thanks to Power2Give, supporting CPCC Arts programs just got easier.  Throughout the year, special CPCC arts programs in need of additional funding will be featured on Power2Give.org.  You can see where the funding is needed, what

Arts at CPCC

Arts at CPCC

the goal is, and watch as your donation helps achieve that goal.  Check it out by clicking on the links below to see how you can support the CPCC Music Department’s Bechtler Ensemble Series or help with costumes and sets for the CPCC Opera production of “La Traviata.”  You now have the power to give!

http://power2give.org/charlotte/Project/Detail?projectId=969

http://power2give.org/charlotte/Project/Detail?projectId=1037

DNC Volunteer Opportunities

The DNCC has just surpassed their goal for their volunteers with the Boiler Room. However, they still have additional opportunities available as a driver or with the Stadium team. Short descriptions of both are below.

The Democratic National Convention

The Democratic National Convention

Stadium:

Bank of America Stadium expects over 72,000 people to come on September 6, 2012, to watch President Obama and Vice President Biden deliver their nomination acceptance speeches. In order to manage such a massive crowd, the Stadium Operations people needs approximately 4,000 volunteers.  They are still in need of a couple hundred more volunteers to help with various positions.  If you are interested please email stadiumvols@demconvention.com.

Transportation:
Dedicated Driver – will be provided with a Motor Pool vehicle (sedan, mini-van, or SUV) to pick up a Convention VIP guest from the airport and drive through the city during their entire stay (schedule varies per guest, will be determined upon guest’s arrival).

Non-Dedicated  – will be provided with a Motor Pool vehicle to pick-up and drive guests on ad hoc assignments throughout Convention week (between September 1 and September 8). Work in eight-hour shifts.

Requirements:

•             MUST be 25 years of age

•             MUST be available multiple consecutive days between September 1 and September 8

•             Subject to a background check

For more information please email Penny Moore at transportvols@demconvention.com.

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, Sept. 11, Anderson University and

Transfer Resource Center (TRC)

Transfer Resource Center (TRC)

UNC Asheville will be at the Central Campus. Devry 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.

CPCC Central Campus Parking on Saturday, Aug. 25

CPCC Central Campus students, tomorrow morning (Saturday, August 25, 2012), races and weekend events near the campus may impact traffic patterns from 7:30 -11 a.m. Traffic may be blocked along Charlottetowne Avenue and also along Torrence Street near student parking deck 2. Student are encouraged to park in student parking deck 1 or 3. For more college parking information, please visit http://ow.ly/ddaAF.

NCCCS Bestows Grant to CPCC’s MAN UP Program

The North Carolina Community College System has granted CPCC’s Minority Male Mentoring Program (MAN UP) a $20,500 grant. The monies will be used to:

  • employ a part-time academic advisor who will advise students with career direction and course selection.
  • provide students with education and professional developmental materials and supplies.
  • fund speaker fees for monthly meetings.
  • cover bus fees associated with traveling to two- and four- year universities for college tours.

To learn more about CPCC’s MAN UP program, please visit http://www.cpcc.edu/minority-male-mentoring.