17th Annual CPCC Charlotte Skyline Run – THIS WEEKEND

17th Annual CPCC Charlotte Skyline Run

17th Annual CPCC Charlotte Skyline Run

CPCC, together with lead sponsor Northwestern Mutual, will present the 17th annual CPCC Charlotte Skyline Run on April 28.

The day’s events will include the Kaye McGarry 5K run, the 5K Walk for Health, a Charlotte Baby Jogger 5K Championship and the child-friendly 1K Charlotte Parent Family Fun Run.

For the first time there will be a kids zone, health & fitness zone, and food zone located in front of the Overcash building. Another first for this event will be the cash prizes for the overall first, second and third place finishers in the 5k run, as well as other prizes to runners. Vendors will be in attendance to discuss and promote everything from weight management to the hottest trends in running gear.

“It’s a fundraiser for student scholarships and other student needs,” said Development Officer for the Institutional Advancement Office, Dick Pahle.

Last year the CPCC Foundation provided more than $1 million in scholarships to 1,249 students. “We’re looking forward to giving away more money to deserving students again this year,” said Executive Director of Services Corporation, Quincy Foil. “This event is an important contributor to the amount of money raised.”

There will also be a shoe collection for Samaritan’s feet. People can bring their gently used shoes to the event and receive a $5 coupon toward a pair of shoes redeemable at Run For Your Life.

The Skyline Run is one of nine races featured in the Run for Your Life “Grand Prix” series.

Students are encouraged to get involved by participating and/or volunteering!

When :  Saturday, April 28; 8 a.m.
Where: CPCC Central Campus, 1206 Elizabeth Avenue, Charlotte, N.C.

Visit http://cpccfoundation.com/skyline/brochure/ to get involved!

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

Billy Spencer Memorial Jazz Concert

Billy Spencer Memorial Jazz Concert

Billy Spencer Memorial Jazz Concert

Billy Spencer Memorial Jazz Concert
Wednesday, May 2 at 7:30 p.m.
Dale F. Halton Theater

The Billy Spencer Memorial Jazz Concert pays homage to a former CPCC student and professional trumpet player who passed away in 2003.  Billy played with groups as diverse as Glenn Miller and KC and the Sunshine Band and he shared his love for music with so many at CPCC and throughout Charlotte.  All proceeds from this concert support CPCC student scholarships. Adult tickets are $10 and any student or senior ticket is just $5.

The concert features the performance of the Charlotte Jazz Orchestra and will include tributes to the greats of jazz including Count Basie, Duke Ellington and Charlie Parker.  Don’t miss this evening of incredible music as some of the area’s top jazz musicians bring a big band sound to the Halton!

To buy tickets visit tix.cpcc.edu or call 704.330.6534.



EdCamp Charlotte Comes to CPCC Central Campus on May 20

Attention Charlotte community! Join us for EdCamp Charlotte #2 at CPCC’s Central campus on May 15.

EdCamp Charlotte

EdCamp Charlotte

What is EdCamp?

EdCamp Charlotte is a user-generated “unconference” event for anyone who is interested in improving student success. An “EdCamp” is based on the “BarCamp” event model for providing open, participatory workshop events, with content provided by participants. Education professionals and attendees make a quick pitch to speak or present a session during EdCamp. Attendees then vote on what they would like to see, creating the schedule of events for the day. Anyone can pitch a session, so start working on your pitch and session content now. It’s a fun, innovative and free way for the community to gather, exchange ideas and share experiences.

Topics at an EdCamp 

Topics often discussed or presented during an EdCamp include but are not limited to teaching and learning, pedagogy, instructional design, instructional technology, e-learning, distance education, mobile learning, improving the quality of education, best practices, instructional emerging software applications and technologies, social media and social learning, learning management systems, course management systems, Blackboard, Moodle, course content creation, classroom management and much more!

Here’s How it Works

  • Anyone with ideas that they want to share makes a pitch to the group.
  • After the pitches, everyone votes on what sessions they want to attend.
  • The votes are tallied, the agenda is set and the learning commences!
  • Presenters and attendees meet in assigned rooms for the sessions.

When and Where

  • Monday, May 20, 2013
  • 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Take Hall in the Overcash Center on CPCC’s Central Campus

Join Us!

Be sure to join us for this innovative and informal way to exchange experiences and promote student success! EdCamp Charlotte is FREE to attend. Student and public participation is encouraged. Pre-event registration is appreciated but not required.
For more information about EdCamp Charlotte, click here to visit our website! For related inquiries, please email socialmedia@cpcc.edu.

Cash Back for Books, Sell Now

If you choose to sell your books back now is the best time.
Come into your CPCC on campus bookstore during their regular hours with your book and a picture ID
Bookstore Hours
                           Central Campus            Levine Campus        Cato Campus
Mon-Thur      7:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.        7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.         8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday             7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.         7:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.         8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Sat-Sun           Closed                                   Closed                               Closed
Your CPCC Bookstores will be closed every Friday beginning  May 11 – July 13.
Take advantage of cash back for books at your area campus bookstores from May 3 through May 9.
The store hours for buyback at Harper, Harris and Merancas are:
Thursday, May 3; 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., and 3 – 5:30 p.m.
Friday, May 4; 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Monday,  May 7; 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., and 3 – 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday,  May 8; 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., and 3 – 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday, May 9; 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., and 3 – 5:30 p.m.
If you rented a book from your CPCC campus Bookstore the final return date is May 9.

Remember to Register Early for the Best Selection!

The information below provides priority dates and times for currently enrolled students and the first open registration date for new and returning students. If you are a currently enrolled student, you will also receive notification of your assigned Priority Registrationpriority registration date via your CPCC email account.

Priority registration is for currently enrolled SPRING* students in degree, diploma or certificate programs with:

  • 50+ completed* credit hours April 27 (noon)
  • Active Military and Veterans April 27 (noon)
  • 30-49 completed* credit hours April 30 (7:30 a.m.)
  • 10-29 completed* credit hours May 1 (7:30 a.m.)
  • 0-9 completed* credit hours May 2 (7:30 a.m.)
  • All other currently enrolled May 3 (7:30 a.m.)

Open registration for summer and fall begins May 7. Summer registration ends May 17 and fall registration ends August 8.

Corporate and Continuing Education registration for summer term begins April 27, 2012, and is ongoing throughout the term.

For more information, call 704.330.2722 or visit www.cpcc.edu/admissions.

* For purposes of priority registration, completed credits do not include ungraded classes, audits, grades of “I” or “F,” literacy classes or non-credit continuing education classes. To view your priority registration date, go online to CPCC Login, log in, click on “Students” and then choose the “Priority Registration – View priority registration information” link.

Earn your Bachelor’s Degree on CPCC’s Central Campus!

We’ve got something for you to chew on…. a chance to earn your bachelor’s degree on CPCC’s Central Campus!

Stop by for a free reception on Tuesday, April 24 anytime from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Ross Gallery Reception Room in Overcash 113.  Come learn about the new partnership with Catawba College where CPCC students can earn their bachelor’s degree from Catawba College right here on CPCC’s Central Campus!  Enjoy free food and speak to Catawba faculty and administrators to get more information about this exciting opportunity.  Classes begin in August!

Transfer News

You can earn a $550 summer scholarship.

To qualify, you must:

  • be a fully admitted degree–seeking student at Queens,
  • register for 6 or more credithours for the Summer Term
  • have a minimum cumulative G.P.A of 2.5

Apply Online Today for Admissions RequirementsFor more information, contact Admissions Counselors Jakita Jones, 704.337.2307, jonesj@queens.edu (A-K) or Megan Wilson, 704.337.2357, wilsonm@queens.edu (L-Z).


CPCC in the News

CPCC’s Sensoria celebration continues to generate news in the local media outlets. Read these most recent stories by clicking on the links below:Sensoria 2012

WFAE’s Charlotte Talks

Charlotte Observer

Creative Loafing

This is a interview with Author Russell Goings who has a personal collection of Romare Bearden artwork. Many of those incredible pieces are currently on display now through April 30 in Pease Gallery on Central Campus

CPCC Dance Theatre article in the Charlotte Observer

CPCC Partners with German Chamber

CPCC signed an articulation agreement on April 17 with IHK-Karlsruhe, a German regional chamber of industry and commerce, making CPCC the first U.S. community college to offer IHK-certified job-training programs. Starting in August,

Prof. Hans-Peter Mengele (left) and Dr. Tony Zeiss

Prof. Hans-Peter Mengele (left) and Dr. Tony Zeiss

CPCC students will be able to earn IHK-endorsed certificates in five programs, making them more attractive to German companies in the Charlotte region.

To read more about this exciting new partnership, please click here.
To read the local media coverage, please click on any of the links below.
Charlotte Business Journal (Ken Elkins) http://www.bizjournals.com/charlotte/news/2012/04/17/central-piedmont-community-college-to.html
Charlotte Observer (Eli Portillo)
WBTV (Melissa Hankins)
WCNC (Rad Berkey)
Charlotte Chamber of Commerce

Upcoming Music Events

  • Meet the Canadian Brass (and ask them anything!) on Friday, April 20, at 12:30 p.m. in Tate Hall, Overcash.  This informance is free and open to the public.

    Canadian Brass

    Canadian Brass

  • Classical guitarist and fingerstyle champion, Michael Chapdelaine, will present a recital on Monday, April 23, at 12:30 p.m. in the Bryant Recital Hall, Rm. 101 SL.  Free admission.




It’s a Great Time to be a Pharmacy Technician

A career in pharmacy gives you the opportunity to be a part of one of the fastest growing fields in health care. Pharmacy technicians work closely with pharmacists to help ensure that patients have the medications they need. A pharmacy Pharmacy Techniciantechnician works closely with pharmacists in hospitals, drug and grocery stores, and other medical settings to help prepare and distribute medicines to patients.

Pharmacy Technology AAS degree Program at a glance:

  • Program details: prepares individuals to assist the pharmacist in duties that a technician can legally perform and to function within the boundaries prescribed by the pharmacist and the employment agency.
  • Associates of Applied Science (AAS) Degree
  • Program length: five semesters
  • Admission Cycle: Fall semester
  • Method of Instruction: Classroom/online instruction and hands-on, practical experience


Interested? More information is available on the program website: http://www.cpcc.edu/nursing_human_services/pharmacy-technician-program-a45580 and from the program director via email (donna.hortonbowrey@cpcc.edu) or by calling 704.330.6432.

Happy Counseling Awareness Month!

April is Counseling Awareness Month. In recognition, Counseling Services will be responding to questions about counseling.

Q: How would talking with a Counselor help me do better in school?

A: Counseling can be a personally enriching experience that improves all areas of your life, including your education. You are more than a student. For example, you might also be an employee, a spouse, a parent, a best friend, or the child of an aging parent – and all these roles compete for the time you want to dedicate to education. This balancing act we all perform can be incredibly rewarding and exciting. However, most people will also experience times when it feels overwhelming and stressful.

Confiding in friends and family can be helpful, but it’s sometimes beneficial to speak with someone who is unbiased and unrelated to the people in your life. Talking with a trained counselor provides a safe place to find a fresh perspective and regain your balance, and it equips you with tools to handle similar situations in the future.

Some benefits of seeing a counselor include:

  • Academic Tools – Discover ways to manage test anxiety, better handle your time commitments, and find the motivation you need to reach your academic goals.
  • Improved relationships – Your relationship with your trained counselor can provide a safe place to learn from the circumstances of your other relationships.
  • Better Physical Health – Reduce the chance of stress-related illness, such as high blood pressure.
  • Increased self-awareness – Learn how to recognize your emotional patterns and build upon your strengths in order to achieve your personal and academic goals.
  • Education and support – Incorporate effective means to handle stress and conflict in your daily life.
  • Accountability – Safely evaluate the life changes you have made to see if they are working.

Learn more at: http://www.cpcc.edu/ican/counseling/pcap.

Central Campus Spring Festival Moves to Thursday

CPCC International Spring Fest

CPCC International Spring FestCPCC’s International Spring Fest will take place on Wednesday, April 18 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., in its NEW location, the Overcash front lawn.

The weather continues to look like a certain wash-out Wednesday, so CPCC has decided to move Springfest to Thursday, April 19, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., on the Overcash lawn. While the date has changed, the event will still boast the same features and schedule of events.

International countries will have tents with displays, flags, traditional dress and information about their country. Campus clubs and organizations will also be giving out information and selling various items so remember to bring your cash!

There will also be live entertainment!

  • The Silvertones Steel Drum band, 10 a.m. – noon
  • Yasmine and Magic Hips (Belly dancing), noon – 1 p.m.
  • Polynesian hula dancing and fire/knife display, 1:15 – 2 p.m.

Basketball and sumo-wrestling inflatables will also be available for fun!

Student Government Association candidate speeches will take place at 1 p.m. Online voting at the SGA tent will be available.

For more information visit http://www.cpcc.edu/student_life or contact Student Life at 704.330.6584

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

SGA Elections this week!

Student Government AssociationStudents, cast your vote for the 2012-2013 SGA Executive Committee. These students will work to represent you as student advocates, they work jointly with Student Life in spending student activity fee dollars, and they work to support CPCC student organizations. Candidate information can be found online, and voting takes place online through the Student Life website April 16-22. Only currently enrolled curriculum students are eligible to vote.