Practicing Self-Care from Home

“I have come to believe that caring for myself is not self-indulgent. Caring for myself is an act of survival.” – Audre Lorde

Seat at the Table (now Virtual Seat at Table) brings the Central Piedmont community together through conversation on the things important to us. Every Wednesday at 12:30pm, you will get the chance to spend time on yourself and listen to other folks on a different topic every week. You will also be able to access tools on how to best practice intentional self-care during these uncertain times.

If interested, e-mail to be added to the e-mail list and learn how to join virtually.​

Join Us for the Dharma U Lunch and UnLearn Series

Join the Family Resource Center for some lunch and a customized eight-week program that encourages preparedness, self-care, mental health awareness and much more. Students, faculty and staff will be able to learn how to take better care of themselves by expanding their knowledge on things they may not be familiar with.

When: Wednesdays at 1 p.m.
Location: CPCC Central Campus, Worrell Building, Room 2111

Email for any questions you may have.

Managing Day-to-Day Stress

Want to relieve the stress in your life?  Wish you could learn new strategies to handle stress?  Student Life and the Family Resource Center invite you to this lunch and learn program, which will be presented by Margo Riddle from StressNovant Healthcare.  She will share information about how stress affects our bodies, and she will help us identify the warning signs of stress.  Participants will also learn tips for easing the stress in our lives.

A light lunch will be served.

Time:  12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Date:  Thursday, October 30, 2014

Location: Hall 215 (the second floor of the CPCC bookstore building)

Eating Healthy: No Time, No Money

Want to eat healthier? Concerned that it’ll cost too much? Student Life and the Family Resource Center invite you to this Lunch and Learn program, presented by Presbyterian Novant dietitian, Mark Hoesten.  He will share information about what it means to eat healthy.  He will also provide tips for stretching our food budget when our time for shopping and preparing food is limited.

Time:  12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Date:  Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014

Location:  Hall, Room 215 (the CPCC bookstore building)

A light lunch will be served.

For further information, please call Omar Crenshaw at 704.330.6665 or Linda Jones at 704.330.6246.


Building a Budget You Can Stick To

Wondering where all your money goes?  Want to stretch every dollar?  Student Life and the Family Resource Center invite you to join us for this lunch and learn program presented by Dr. Debra Sherrill, an instructor in CPCC’s Financial Services Institute.

Dr. Sherrill’s presentation with help participants get a grip on their personal finances by focusing on setting financial goals, calculating the costs, and making a budget that will work for them.

Time:  12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
Date:  Tuesday, September 23
Location:  Hall, Room 215  (Above the CPCC Bookstore), Central Campus

A light lunch will be served.

For additional information, please contact Linda Jones at 704.330.6246 or Jennifer Conway at 704.330.6743.


Get “Money Smart” at Our Lunch & Learn

Dr. Debra Sherrill is back to teach us about financial resources. All attendees will receive a free CD of “Money Smart” software which is an interactive game that teaches the basics of banks, saving, credit, loans, buying a home and how to recover from a financial setback. We’ll also discuss some examples of apps and tools that can help you track your expenses or remind you when bills are due. A light lunch will be served. Sponsored by Student Life and the Family Resource Center.

Tuesday, April 15

12:30-1:30 p.m.

Central Campus

Hall Bldg., Room 215 (above the bookstore)

Lunch & Learn Feb. 27 – Living Within Your Budget

“Living Within Your Budget” Lunch & Learn  
Thursday, Feb. 27, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Central Campus, Hall 215 (above the bookstore)

Life can be expensive. Tuition, housing, food and bills can add up quickly. Learn some tips on how to manage living within your budget from Dr. Debra Sherrill. She will teach us how to plan ahead and account for all expenses—even unexpected ones! Learn the basics of keeping a financial diary and how to plan from there.
A free light lunch will be served.

Sponsored by Student Life and the Family Resource Center.

Car Insurance 101

Do you have the car insurance that you need? Are you trying to figure out if you have the right coverage? What would you do if you were in an automobile accident? The insurance you choose is a personal decision, and our speaker will car wreckshare information about your options and the consequences of the choices that you make. Sponsored by Student Life and the Family Resource Center. A light lunch will be served.

Thursday, October 4
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Hall Building, Room 215 (Central Campus, above the bookstore)


Get Connected!

Do you want to start the year off right? If so, attend the Office of Student Life’s Student Resource Day (SRD) on a campus near you! The road to success starts by getting connected! Student Resource Day is a great opportunity for students to meet staff, learn about all services and resources available on campus, and enjoy free popcorn and prizes in one stop!Campus representatives will include: Library Services, Student Life, Service-Learning, Family Resource Center, Transfer Resource Center, Financial Aid, Career Services, Disability Services, Counseling and Advising, Information Technologies and more!

Central Campus
When:  Wednesday, Jan. 25; 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Where: Overcash, 2nd floor lobby

Harper Campus
When: Tuesday, Jan. 31; 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Where: 3rd floor Hallway (outside room 304)

Cato Campus
When:  Wednesday, Feb. 1; 10 a.m. – noon
Where: Atrium

Levine Campus
When: Thursday, Feb. 2; 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Where: Levine Building 2, 2nd floor foyer

For more information on getting involved, visit the Office of Student Life website at