Harris Campus to Host Sensoria Events

The Sensoria planning team at Harris Campus wants to highlight three events that are child-friendly and free, with snacks provided.  All great outings and field trip opportunities!

  • Saturday, April 6  “Exploring Theatre with “A Sick Day for Amos McGee” presented by artists from Children’s Theater of Charlotte
    11 a.m.-noon in Harris Campus Auditorium
  • Monday, April 8  Dental Storytime Led by Emily Little of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library
    10 a.m. in Central Piedmont Harris Campus Building 1- Student Life Suite
    Hands-on activities related to teeth will occur immediately following the story time
  •  Wednesday, April 10 Explore a Fire Truck and Meet the Fire Fighters – hosted by the Fire Protection Program
    9:30 a.m. A visit from the firefighters
    10 a.m. Barnyard News Puppet Show presented by Troupe 801 of InReach
    * A crowd favorite
    10:45 a.m. Create firefighter and barnyard-themed puppets hosted by the Early Childhood Program

 Sign up for any or all of the events to be entered into a raffle to win a small prize.

Visit Aspire Bakery and Bistro on Harris Campus

Aspire Bakery & Bistro is located on CPCC’s Harris Campus and is a work based learning opportunity. Baking & Pastry Arts and Culinary Arts students gain real
world experience within the support of the college.  Aspire students acquire many valued skills that will help them throughout their hospitality career.
We strive to serve the freshest products to our guest, most being made in house daily! Aspire is open to the public, offering a variety of items including coffee, breakfast items, pastries, salads and sandwiches, and catering. We are open Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. We accept cash, debit and credit cards, and gift cards as acceptable forms of payment. Like us on our Facebook page, Aspire Bakery and Bistro, for our weekly menus and seasonal specials!  Also, if you are interested in joining our email list, please email Sandy Birmingham at sandy.birmingham@cppc.edu.  We will open for fall semester on Monday, Aug. 29!  We would love for you to come visit us and pick up our beloved cookies or a delicious pastry!

Participate in National Library Week

In celebrating National Library Week, April 13-19, 2014, CPCC Library Services will be partnering with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Library and the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools in promoting the concept of One Book, One Week, One Community.  Everyone is encouraged to read Ray Bradbury classic book, “Fahrenheit 451.”  If you would like to participated in these discussions and would like to get a free copy of the book, please contact Lynette Kendrick at extension 6114 or lynette.kendrick@cpcc.edu.

CPCC Library Services will be hosting the following discussion events during the week.

Central Campus

April 16, 11:45 a.m. -12:45 p.m.

Learning Resource Center (Library) Room  404

Facilitated by Brian Anderson, English Instructor

Light Refreshments will be served.

Harris Campus

April 16, 2-3 p.m.

Harris 1 Auditorium

Facilitated by Harriette Dudley, Early Childhood Education instructor


The Book vs. Movie

Levine Campus

April 17, noon-1 p.m.

Levine #2203

Facilitated by Cheryl Coyle, Sr. Librarian and Sue Johnson, Literary Blogger.

Bookstore Rental Return Hours

Central, Levine and Cato Campus Bookstore summer hours will remain the same for rental returns.

Harper Campus bookstore will be open on:
Tuesday July 16: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Wednesday July 17: 7:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.; 3 – 6 p.m.
for rental returns.
Merancas Campus bookstore will be open on:
Tuesday, July 16: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.; 3 – 6 p.m.
Wednesday, July 17: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.;  3 – 6 p.m.
for rental returns.
Harris Campus bookstore will be open on:
Tuesday, July 16:  3 – 6 p.m.
Wednesday, July 17: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.; 3 – 6 p.m.
for rental returns.

Free Computer Classes in the Library

You will learn about:
  • using a computer.
  • Windows.
  • word processing.
Tuesdays in June and July (June 4, 11, 18 and 25 and July 2, 9 and 16)
Harris Campus: 2 – 3 p.m.
Levine Campus: 4 – 5 p.m.
Central Campus: 6 – 7 p.m.
Free Training!
No experience with a computer is necessary.
First 10 participants will receive a pair of ear buds – registration is required. Call ext. 4618 or visit http://tinyurl.com/cdh5qth.

You’re Invited to a Free Screening of “Switch”

The Center for Energy Training at CPCC will host a free screening of the award-winning energy documentary “SWITCH” at 6 p.m. on April 24 in the CPCC’s Harris Campus auditorium. The public is invited. Students of all ages and otherSwitch  persons interested in energy industry careers are encouraged to attend.

Reserve your seat here.

A panel discussion of the pathways to energy industry careers will follow the screening of the 98-minute film. Representatives from Duke Energy, Siemens, E4 Carolinas, CB&I, UNC Charlotte’s Energy Production and Infrastructure Center (EPIC), CPCC, and MeckEd will serve on the panel and take questions from the audience.

To learn more about the documentary visit the SWITCH website.

Computer Basics Class at Harris Campus

Need help using a computer?  Sign up for the free Computer Basics training at Harris. Computer

Every Wednesday in April at 6 p.m., at the Harris Campus, there will be a computer basics session on how to use a computer, keyboard, mouse and related skills.  Word basics will be covered, time-permitting.

Free to CPCC students, staff and community. Registration is required at http://tinyurl.com/cdh5qth  or call the Harris library at 704.330.4618 for questions or registration.


Aspire Bakery and Bistro to Host Open House Feb. 28

CPCC’s Aspire Bakery and Bistro will host a free open house for the public to attend next Thursday on the CPCC Harris Campus. Attendees will have the opportunity to sample a variety of delicious appetizers and desserts prepared by the College’s Baking and Pastry Arts (BPA) students.aspire menu

The culinary treats featured at the open house will be produced fresh in CPCC’s kitchens by BPA students and are available for sale to the public each day during the fall and spring terms. The eatery is a self-supported enterprise with all proceeds benefitting student activities, scholarships, extracurricular education and resources. In the past, Aspire’s revenue has helped BPA students take educational culinary trips in the U.S. and abroad.

In addition to producing delectable food, Aspire produces tomorrow’s business leaders. That’s because it’s operated daily by students earning their cooperative education credits for the semester. In addition, second-year CPCC BPA associate degree students are required to serve one week as an Aspire employee and another week as its manager as part of their Capstone class. This leadership experience allows students to gain valuable hands-on knowledge about running a business, which they may want to pursue after graduation.

Aspire is open to the public during CPCC’s fall and spring semesters. It operates Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.; and on Fridays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The public is welcome to visit any time during these hours to purchase its daily variety of mouthwatering baked goods and desserts, handmade chocolates, soups, garden fresh salads, gourmet sandwiches and aromatic coffees and teas.

For more details, please visit http://www.cpcc.edu/restaurants/aspire.

WHEN: Thursday, Feb. 28; 4 – 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: Aspire Bakery and Bistro, Harris I Building Atrium, CPCC Harris Campus, 3210 CPCC Harris Campus Dr., Charlotte, N.C.

CONTACT: This event is open to the publicAdmission to the event is free. Public parking is available in the Harris Campus parking lot. For more information, please contact 704.330.4759.

The North Carolina Tax-Free Weekend holiday begins Friday, August 3rd

The North Carolina Tax-Free Weekend holiday begins Friday, August 3rd

The North Carolina Tax-Free Weekend holiday begins Friday, August 3rd

Beginning August 1, 2012, Financial Aid students can use excess funds to purchase books in the CPCC Barnes and Noble bookstore.  Check your MyCollege account to confirm your financial aid award and account balance.

The North Carolina Tax-Free Weekend weekend will be observed August 3 – 6, 2012. Campus Barnes and Noble bookstore hours of operation for Tax-Free Weekend are as follows:

  • Harper, Harris and Merancas Bookstores 9:00am to 4:00pm on Friday (August 3rd)
  • Cato Bookstore 8:00 am to 4:00 pm (August 3rd)
  • Levine Bookstore 7:30 am to 4:00 pm on Friday (August 3rd)
  • Central Bookstore 7:30 am to 5:00 pm on Friday (August 3rd)
  • Harper, Harris, Merancas Bookstores will be open 9:00 am to 2:00 pm on Saturday (August 4)
  • Central, Levine and Cato Bookstores 9:00 am to 3:00 pm on Saturday (August 4)
  • Central Bookstore only on Sunday 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm (August 5)
Awarded Financial Aid students who are making satisfactory academic progress will be able purchase their books and limited supplies tax-free.

Free Workshop for Students

Counselor Joe Pope, MS, LPC, LCAS, CRC, will be conducting a workshop called “Living in Balance” on the Harris Campus in the Harris I Building (follow the event signs) on February 9, 2012,  from 7 – 8:30 p.m.  Topics will include tips for managing stress and strategies for achieving a healthy balance in life.  This presentation is sponsored by the Early Childhood Club and is open to all students.