Attend the Opening of the Balance Gallery

Please plan to attend the opening of the Balance Art Gallery, Learning Resource Center, 4th floor.  Reception and Artist Talk will be on Thursday, April 16 beginning at 4 p.m. The exhibition is available for viewing from April 23, 2015, through August 14, 2015.

The  exhibition “How to Get A Degree In Fine Arts,”  is a student run exhibition that showcases some of CPCC’s prominent Fine Arts majors. Featured artists include Kelly Rambo, Rebecca Buchanan, Haris Vehabovic, Heather FitzPatrick, Nikki Oliver and Fat Stephen.  A wide range of mediums and content will be on display.

11th Annual THE Geek Fest Comes to CPCC’s Levine Campus November 14

THE Geek Fest, a celebration of innovation and technology, is coming to CPCC’s Levine Campus on Thursday, November 13 and will feature the latest in technology, innovation and professional opportunities. The greater Charlotte

THE Geek Fest

THE Geek Fest @CPCC

community is encouraged to participate in this free event.

Attendees will interact with exciting new technologies, meet innovative companies and learn from industry experts. This year’s event will highlight a variety of exciting topics, including careers, startups and entrepreneurship, product development, digital media, programming and software, animation, automotive technology, engineering, mobile computing, instructional technology and much more. Activities will include guest speakers, an exhibit hall, demonstrations, activities, video games, music, contests, food and door prizes.
Don’t miss this must-attend event that will inspire you to discover – and embrace – your inner geek!
WHEN:  Thursday, Nov. 13, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

WHERE: CPCC Levine Campus, 2800 Campus Ridge Rd., Matthews, N.C.
To learn more about THE Geek Festival, please visit http://www.thegeekfest.com.

2014 CPCC Career Fair is Next Week!

The CPCC Career Fair is just one week away! More than 95 employers are coming to the Grady Cole Center next Thursday, March 6 from 10 a.m .to 2:30 p.m. to discuss full-time and part-time job openings. This event is open to all CPCC students and alumni.

CPCC Career Services wants you to succeed at next week’s event. Here four items to cross off your “to-do” list in preparation for the career fair.

Develop a professional resume. Employers are expecting you to submit resumes at the fair. Will your resume pass the test and help you get a call for an interview? Check out the Career Services online Career Guide for resume tips and samples. Schedule an appointment with a career counselor to have your resume reviewed. Central campus offers Drop In hours Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. No appointment necessary to receive feedback on your resume.

Get your professional wardrobe ready. Professional dress is required for admittance to the job fair. Don’t wait until the night before to decide what you’ll be wearing. Check your closet to make sure you have proper clothes and accessories. Make sure your outfit is pressed and shoes are shined.

Research the companies attending. While over 95 companies are attending, you won’t want to talk to all of them. See which companies are looking for people with your education, skills and experience. Learn about the companies by visiting their website, Facebook or LinkedIn pages.

Rehearse your elevator speech. An elevator speech is the opening remarks you give to a recruiter when you approach your table. It needs to be short (less than one minute), professional (references professional not personal interests) and sharp (paired with a solid handshake, smile and eye contact). Write out your elevator speech and practice in front of a mirror, friends or family.

The CPCC Career Fair is one of Charlotte’s largest job fairs. Don’t pass up this opportunity to meet face-to-face with employers and discuss job openings.

“Having Our Say” – A Conversation with the Delaney Sisters

The CPCC Diversity Committee presents “Having Our Say,” a conversation with the Delaney Sisters, featuring Dr. Corlis Hayes as Sadie Delany and Lillie Ann Oden as Bessie Delaney.

“Having Our Say” - A conversation with the Delaney Sisters

“Having Our Say” - A conversation with the Delaney Sisters

Friday, February 21, 2014
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Tate Hall, Overcash Center
CPCC Central Campus

 

You Can Save a Life! “Project Life Project” Bone Marrow Registry Drives are Coming to CPCC Campuses!

Project Life

Project Life

CPCC, together with Project Life (a national program dedicated to finding and enlisting college students as potential donors for bone marrow and tissue transplants) is partnering to educate CPCC students, faculty and staff on the importance of becoming a bone marrow donor.

The CPCC Chapter’s first official event was held in February 2012, when it recruited more than 300 new donors to the National Bone Marrow Registry.

The next donor bone marrow typing drives are scheduled at varying times at all six CPCC campuses.  Details are as follows:

LEVINE CAMPUS: February 20 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Location – 2nd floor foyer

MERANCAS CAMPUS: February 26 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Location – TS Student Lounge and CJ Hallway

CATO CAMPUS: February 26 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Location – Cato II atrium

HARPER CAMPUS: March 5 from 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Location – Classroom 352-D

CENTRAL CAMPUS: April 9 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Location – Belk Patio (between Belk & Elizabeth Buildings)

HARRIS CAMPUS: April 15 (time TBD)
Location – TBD

There will also be a Bone Marrow question and answer panel at Central Campus on Wednesday, April 2  from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. to help dispel some of the myths about bone marrow donation.

Project Life bone marrow registry is coming to CPCC!

Project Life bone marrow registry is coming to CPCC!

Getting typed is painless and entails nothing more than having the inside of your mouth swabbed. It’s that easy!

Then what? You wait to see if your participation makes you a match and helps bring hope and healing to a person in need.

Help save a life by joining us at one of our upcoming donor drives scheduled at a CPCC campus near you.

The program began more than 20 years ago, when a group of students at Davidson College started a grassroots movement to identify college students as potential donors for the National Bone Marrow Registry.

Since then, thousands of people have participated, and the program has grown to include an expanding number of college campuses in North Carolina. CPCC is proud to be included among these higher education institutions and house the first active Project Life chapter in the Charlotte metro area.

Click here to watch a CPCC-TV online YouTube video about the Project Life Project!

Hangout With CPCC Financial Aid!

Do you have questions about the financial aid process? Join a Google Hangout to hear directly from the CPCC Financial Aid team and get answers!

Hangout With CPCC Financial Aid!

Hangout With CPCC Financial Aid!

Hangout With CPCC Financial Aid!

Title: I’m selected for financial aid verification, now what?
Date: Friday, February 7, 2014
Time: 3 – 4 p.m.

Description: One out of every three FAFSA applications processed by the U.S. Department of Education and received by the CPCC Financial Aid Office are randomly selected for review in a process called “verification.” Applicants selected for verification are required to submit documents needed in confirming the accuracy of information provided on the FAFSA. This workshop is designed to allow students to ask questions related to the steps in the verification process and requested documents needed to complete their financial aid file. Join a financial aid advisor as they go through the verification process and answer any questions.

Title: What documents do I need to complete my financial aid application?
Date: Friday, February 14, 2014
Time: 3 – 4 p.m.

Description: Filling out the FAFSA can be one of the toughest parts of attending college — but it doesn’t have to be. During this online workshop you will learn the best ways to fill out the FAFSA. Topics include using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool, navigating the applicant “Dependency Questions,” and more. All attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions regarding the application process.

NOTE – Due to winter weather which impacted college operations, this hangout has been rescheduled to Friday, March 7, 2014.

Title: What is Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) and how does it affect my financial aid status?
Date: Friday, February 21, 2014
Time: 3 – 4 p.m.

Description: Financial aid students are required to meet federal financial aid standards for Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP). Students that fail to meet these federal guidelines potentially might lose their financial aid eligibility. This workshop is designed to define the federal financial aid standards for Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) and discuss how failure to comply with these policies might impact a student’s future financial aid eligibility.

Title: How do I apply for scholarships?
Date: Friday, February 28, 2014
Time: 3 – 4 p.m.

Description: Students that fail to qualify for federal or state grants after completing the FAFSA process are encouraged to apply for CPCC Institutional Scholarships. This workshop is designed to explain the eligibility criteria needed to be considered for CPCC Institutional Scholarship offerings, outline the online scholarship application process and show students how to navigate the Academic Works scholarship portal in searching for available scholarship offerings.

Title: What documents do I need to complete my financial aid application?
Date: Friday, March 7, 2014
Time: 3 – 4 p.m.

Description: Filling out the FAFSA can be one of the toughest parts of attending college — but it doesn’t have to be. During this online workshop you will learn the best ways to fill out the FAFSA. Topics include using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool, navigating the applicant “Dependency Questions,” and more. All attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions regarding the application process.

 

To find out about future hangouts and more, be sure to follow Central Piedmont Community College’s page on Google+.

10th Annual THE Geek Fest Comes to CPCC’s Levine Campus November 14

THE Geek Fest 2013

THE Geek Fest 2013

THE Geek Fest, a celebration of innovation and technology, is coming to CPCC’s Levine Campus on Thursday, Nov. 14 and will feature the latest in technology, innovation and professional opportunities. The greater Charlotte community is encouraged to participate in this free event.

Attendees will interact with exciting new technologies, meet innovative companies and learn from industry experts. This year’s event will highlight a variety of exciting topics, including launching a startup business, product development, social media, programming and software development, animation, automotive technology, engineering, mobile computing, instructional technology and much more. Activities will include guest speakers, an exhibit hall, demonstrations, activities, video games, music, contests, food and door prizes.

Don’t miss this must-attend event that will inspire you to discover – and embrace – your inner geek!

WHEN:  Thursday, Nov. 14, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
WHERE: CPCC Levine Campus, 2800 Campus Ridge Rd., Matthews, N.C.
CONTACT: To learn more about THE Geek Festival, please visit http://www.thegeekfest.com.

“In Reality” Poetry Slam Comes to CPCC’s Central Campus on Thursday, November 7, 2013

Attend the "In Reality" Poetry Slam

You’re invited to the “In Reality” Poetry Slam, presented by the CPCC MAN UP Program.

WHEN: Thursday, November 7 at 7 p.m.

WHERE: CPCC Central Campus, Overcash Center, Student Commons Area (Bojangles)

For more information, contact the MAN UP office at 704.330.6142 or at 3MP@cpcc.edu.

 

THE Geek Fest hosts BarCamp Charlotte 8 @CPCC

BarCamp Charlotte

BarCamp Charlotte

This year, CPCC’s THE Geek Fest is hosting BarCamp Charlotte, the region’s premiere technology and innovations “unconference” event.

A BarCamp is a community-organized democratic event and typically centers around tech and innovation. Professionals and creatives attend and pitch to speak on emerging trends, technologies and topics that they love. Attendees then vote for the day’s agenda. BarCamp Charlotte has hosted seven successful events with more than 250 attendees.

BarCamp brings out the best and brightest in the tech, arts, startups, tech, media, investing, marketing and computer fields. From freelancers to entrepreneurs, to executives and college students, all are encouraged to participate.
CPCC students and employees are invited to geek with us!
For more event details and to register, visit http://barcampclt.org.

CPCC Levine Campus Fall Student Resources Day

CPCC Levine Campus

CPCC Levine Campus

Reminder – Today is CPCC’s Levine Campus Fall Student Resources Day
Thursday, September 5
Day: 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Levine Building II 2nd Floor Foyer

The CPCC Levine Campus “Fall Student Resources Day” (SRD) is an event when the Levine Campus student resources and services (ESS) professionals and other college partners are available to meet students in an open, informal setting outside of the office. There will be free pizza and prizes to attract students and make them feel comfortable while our Student Resources Day personnel provide information and encourage students to make use of the valuable resources and services available at Levine Campus. SRD is an important student success/retention effort designed to promote exchange between our students and us. Our hope is that students will find this information helpful and will also enjoy meeting our staff personally.

Faculty and staff are welcome to join us for refreshments.

Please contact me if you have any questions or suggestions. Barry.Gilmore@cpcc.edu 704.330.4252.

CPCC to Host CMS 2013 Summer Institute June 19-28

The Central Campus will host the 2013 CMS Summer Institute June 19 through 28. Hundreds of CMS educators will be on-site to attend a series of trainings, lectures and guest speakers. As a result, there will be an increased number of cars on campus utilizing student and employee parking areas.

During this time, we ask CPCC employees and students allot more time to finding parking at Central Campus. And, as you go about your day, if you notice any CMS attendees who appear lost or confused, please serve as a positive ambassador for our College and offer them assistance.

Thank you!

CMS 2013 Summer Institute

CMS 2013 Summer Institute

2nd Annual Male Empowerment Summit

The MAN UP program at Central Piedmont Community College will have our 2nd Annual Male Empowerment Summit on April 12, 2013 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.mMAN UP Empowerment

This year’s theme is “Built for the Road Ahead.”  The summit is designed for high school and college students that will address a broad spectrum 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.

MAN UP is a minority male mentoring program that provides comprehensive activities that will promote the personal development, academic improvement, and other social and educational advancement among minority males at the college.  The program was developed to increase the population and retention rates among minority males at the college.  It was also designed to provide inspiration and motivation that CPCC’s minority male students need to achieve their goals.

This summit is designed for college and high school students and will address a broad spectrum 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. Also, the students will have the opportunity to interact with various college administrators and faculty, community leaders, and government officials.

This summit is FREE!  For more information and to register for this free event, please click on the following link: http://manupmaleempowermentsummit.eventbrite.com/.

Skyline Run is Around the Corner

CPCC Skyline Run

CPCC Skyline Run

The 18th Annual CPCC Skyline Run is right around the corner on April 27, 2013. The Skyline Run consists of the Kaye McGarry 5K Run, the 5K Walk for Health and  the 1K Bank of North Carolina Family Fun Run. Each event offers great prizes and giveaways for participants!

Every year, this event needs more than 100 volunteers to make it a huge success to raise money for student scholarships and other student needs. We rely on our CPCC family to help make this event an amazing every year and we hope that you would love to join us on April 27! The Skyline Run link to register and volunteer can be found at: http://cpccfoundation.com/skyline/skyline-run-volunteer-opportunities.

On the registration sheet, please either pick the volunteer assignment that you are interested in having OR click that that you are willing to do any opportunity (the last box you can choose on the list). Your help is in invaluable and greatly appreciated. If you have any concerns or questions, please email Jenn Marts at Jenn.Marts@cpcc.edu or call at 704.330.6824.

Sensoria, A Celebration of the Arts, Returns April 12-20, 2013

 

Sensoria - April 12-20, 2013 @CPCC

Sensoria - April 12-20, 2013

Sensoria – April 12-20, 2013
Sensoria, CPCC’s annual celebration of the arts, brings the best in literature, music, visual arts, theatre, opera, history, culture and culinary experiences together for more than a week of cultural enrichment, community engagement and pure entertainment.

Sensoria Nights
New this year is a Sensoria Nights, a special highlighted event each evening. Sensoria Nights events include:

More Sensoria Events + Mobile
Sensoria Nights are just a part of what Sensoria has to offer. A complete list of each day’s events is available on the Sensoria website. You can also download a convenient Sensoria mobile app for iPhone and Android devices!

Food Trucks
Also new this year, an assortment of food trucks will visit the Central Campus several days during Sensoria. Be sure to stop outside Overcash and sample some delicious food:

  • Saturday, April 13 Roaming Fork (During Jazz on the Green)
  • Monday, April 15 Roots Farm Food Truck
  • Tuesday, April 16 Sal’s Roadside Eatery and The Homegrown Crepe
  • Wednesday, April 17 Cupcake Delirium and Roaming Fork
  • Thursday, April 18 Tin Kitchen

 

 

For more event information, visit the official event website at http://sensoria.cpcc.edu.

Get Your Geek On Nov. 15

WHAT:THE Geek Fest, a celebration of innovation and technology, is coming to CPCC’s Levine Campus this fall and will feature the latest in technology, innovation and professional opportunities. CPCC students are encouraged to

THE Geek Fest

THE Geek Fest @CPCC

participate in this free event.

Attendees will interact with exciting new technologies, meet innovative companies, and learn from industry experts. This year’s event will highlight a variety of exciting topics including launching a startup business, product development, social media, programming and software development, video game design, animation, automotive technology, business intelligence, mobile computing, e-learning, instructional technology and much more. Activities will include a Microsoft IT Camp, guest speakers, demonstrations, activities, webcasts, video games, music, contests, food, door prizes and more.

Don’t miss this must-attend event that will inspire you to discover – and embrace – your inner geek!

WHEN:  Thursday, Nov. 15; 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

WHERE: CPCC Levine Campus, 2800 Campus Ridge Rd., Matthews, N.C.

CONTACT: To learn more about THE Geek Festival, please visit http://www.thegeekfest.com.