Backyard Neighbors: Paintings by Ed Newman and Works from the Collection of Bill Gorelick

Backyard Neighbors: Paintings by Ed Newman and Works from the Collection of Bill Gorelick
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“Backyard Neighbors” is an exhibit among friends, neighbors actually for many years. One, a collector and half of the philanthropic pair behind the Bill and Patty Gorelick Galleries at Central Piedmont Community College, and the other, a retired radiologist who loves the challenge of watercolor painting. Their combined exhibition of art is colorful, sometimes whimsical, and inspired by memories of travels and life experiences.

Meet the artist/collector: March 28 at 2 p.m. in Levine II, First Floor, Gallery

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Image by Ed Newman
Watercolor, Untitled


Food Pantry Coordinator Needed for Levine Campus

Are you looking for a new opportunity to meet new people, help your campus community and make a little money at the same time? Levine Campus has a Food Pantry Coordinator position currently available and we want YOU! The Levine Campus Food Pantry is open on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1-3:30 p.m., and in order to be considered for this opportunity, you must be able to work during these times. Please visit the Service-Learning Food Pantry website for more details and to find the application for this position.

If you are interested or have any questions,  please contact the Levine Campus Service-Learning Coordinator, or 704.330.2722, ext. 7375.

2018 Sensoria Mural Project

Interested in painting a mural on the CPCC Levine Campus? Be sure to sign up to come and paint with our Sensoria highlighted artist, Felicia van Bork.Mural

When: January 24 & 25, 2018 12:00 – 5:00 p.m. Painting times are in one (1) hour blocks on January 24 and 25 in the hours between noon – 5 p.m.

Where: 1st floor of the Levine Building II, Levine Campus, 2800 Campus Ridge Rd. Matthews, NC 28105

Sign up for a date and time.

For more information, contact Art Galleries Director, Megan Lynch, at 

CPCC Film Club Invites You to Watch “Heaven” Oct. 5

Join us as the CPCC Film Club presents “Heaven”Heaven promotional poster

Written by Krzysztof Kieslowski  Directed by Tom Tykwer


  • Fresh popcorn, film and discussion
    Thursday, October 5, 2017
    6 p.m.
    Levine Campus Auditorium (LV2150)

“Heaven” is part of Krzysztof Kieślowski’s film trilogy “Heaven,” “Hell” and “Purgatory.” As in his other films, “Heaven” reflects the ambiguities of good and evil and existence. Philippa is a teacher of English in Turin, Italy. She is a good woman who is prepared to sacrifice herself to fight against evil, but through a great misfortune she may have done evil herself.  Facilitated by: Daniela Weinert, CPCC German Instructor.


Part of CPCC Lane Near the CPCC Levine Campus to Permanently Close Sept. 7

Crews working on the Monroe Expressway project will permanently close CPCC Lane to through traffic at 7 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 7, weather permitting. Construction

Once the closure is in place, motorists will not be able to access CPCC Lane from U.S. 74 (Independence Blvd.). A cul-de-sac will be built at the end of the road as part of its final configuration. Advance warning signs are currently in place to notify motorists of the new pattern.

Updated directions to Levine Campus

The CPCC Levine Campus’ physical address is: 2800 Campus Ridge Rd., Matthews, NC 28105

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Campus Ridge Rd. remains accessible from Monroe Rd.

To access Campus Ridge Rd. from Independence Blvd. (Hwy. 74):

  • Continue on Independence Blvd./Hwy 74 past CPCC Lane
  • Take a RIGHT at the first traffic light onto Stallings Road
  • Take a RIGHT at the first traffic light onto Matthews Indian Trail Road
  • Take a LEFT at the end of road onto CPCC Lane
  • Continue to campus parking as normal

Please leave early when coming to campus to allow additional time in case of traffic issues or congestion with this new road closure.

View more information from the NC Department of Transportation.

For updates, visit

Stay Alert for Wildlife on CPCC Campuses

Now that it’s getting warmer, stay alert for wildlife on all CPCC campuses.

To date, there has been at least one snake sighting at Levine. Please be on the look out as you make your way around campus. If you see a snake or other wild animal, please keep your distance and alert College Security Services as soon as possible.

In addition to snakes, Canada geese are once again establishing nests on CPCC’s campuses; the largest concentration can be found at the Levine Campus. They are a federally protected species. The geese can become extremely aggressive and territorial if they feel their nests are being threatened, so please try to avoid the geese if possible. If provoked or if the geese feel their nest is in danger, their natural defense is to chase or attack any threat. Therefore, please proceed with caution as you travel to/from campus.

Thank you.


Attend The German Connection – Career Fair on Jan. 26

The CPCC Levine Campus and the German Discipline, led by Daniela Weinert, will be offering The German Connection – Career Fair at Levine Campus on January 26. German Flag

There are almost 300 companies from German-speaking Europe in the greater Charlotte area. Attend our event with your students to:

•       Interact with German company representatives from the automotive, engineering, energy and logistics fields to learn about future career paths
•       Learn about apprenticeships that pay students to go to school
•       Discover how students can get scholarships to work and study abroad in Germany
Representatives from the following companies will be present: Siemens Energy, Groninger, Weima, Huber Technology, Steag, Q Works, Hawe, Dba Stainless Valve, u.a.
·         When: Tuesday, January 26,  9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
·         Where: Second Floor, Levine II, Levine Campus
We hope to see you there!

Plan to Attend the Levine Campus Volunteer & Part-Time Job Fest on Sept. 24

Attention students! Plan to attend the Levine Campus Volunteer & Part-Time Job Fest this Thursday, Sept. 24 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the second floor of Levine Building II. More than 15 companies will be on campus actively recruiting students for part-time jobs and nonprofit agencies will be talking about service opportunities. For a list of employers attending, visit the Career Services Events page.

Make a great first impression. Dress in business casual attire and bring copies of your resume. You can submit your resume to Career Services at to receive a professional resume review. Questions about business casual dress? Visit the Career Services Pinterest page for tips.

All students from all campuses are invited to attend. See you there!

Attend the 15th Annual Free Johnny Appleseed Kids and Family Festival on Sept. 24

The Levine Campus Student Government Council and Student Life invite our CPCC family of students, faculty, staff and administration and their families to our 15th Annual Free Johnny Appleseed Kids and Family Festival Thursday, Sept. 24 ( the week of Johnny’s Johnny Appleseed241st birthday), from 5 – 7 p.m. in the Levine Campus Atrium.

John Chapman, better known as Johnny Appleseed, was born September 26, 1774. He had a great love for all humanity and all living things, and spent much of his life distributing apple trees to the settlers of the American frontier. He loved to tell stories of his adventures to the children he met as he traveled. Johnny Appleseed believed that we must try to live simply and in harmony with the natural world. Here’s a link for more information.

Please join us at the Levine Campus Atrium as we celebrate the birthday of one of America’s great frontier heroes. The free festivities begin with the fabulous The Kollard Kings playing some foot-tapping, hand-clapping, down-home tunes on fiddle, banjo, and guitar. We’ll also have storytelling, coloring, games, and this year’s fresh crop of apples picked just in time for Johnny’s birthday. Everything is free for our CPCC apple-loving family and their families, including southern style macaroni and cheese for dinner and apple pie for dessert.

This event is particularly designed to be a chance for our students with children, or students with younger sisters and brothers to bring their families and enjoy a student life activity together.

Transfer Resource Center News

UNCC Transfer Talks at Central and Levine

You are invited to attend a presentation given by UNC Charlotte admissions reps.  They will talk with CPCC students about the transfer process to UNCC and answer questions.

FREE pizza and drinks will be provided.

Central Campus- Tuesday September 22, 1-2 p.m., Elizabeth Classroom Building, Room 1110

Levine Campus–  Wednesday, September 30, 1-2 p.m., Levine, Room 2212


UNCC Veterans Visit

CPCC Veteran students are invited to attend a transfer admission presentation given by UNCC Veterans Affairs and Admissions Representatives.

Central Campus- Wednesday, September 23, noon-1:30 p.m., Central High Building, Room 307


Transfer Tuesday Schedule – September 22, 2015

 Central Campus – Elizabeth Classroom Building Lobby

10 a.m. – 1 p.m. 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Fayetteville State University Ft. Hayes State University
NC A&T University UNC Pembroke
Meredith College  

Levine Campus – Levine Main Lobby

10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Ft. Hayes State University
Catawba College

Cato Campus – Cato Lobby

10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Pfeiffer University

Merancas Campus – TS Building Hallway

10am – 1pm
Chamberlain College of Nursing

For more information about Transfer Tuesdays and other services offered by the Transfer Resource Center, please visit our website at

Snake Sightings At Levine Campus

College Security reports the recent sightings of two snakes that appeared to be copperheads on the Levine Campus.


Copperhead snake

The snakes were seen around the pond area at Levine. One snake was about 2-feet long, while the other was 3- to 3½-feet long. The shorter snake was close to the rock run off, near the railing overlooking the pond. The longer snake was sighted toward the back, at the larger rocks, next to the pond fountain controls.
With the heavy rains we’ve had recently, it’s possible snakes and other wildlife have been disturbed. Please be alert as you make your way around CPCC’s campuses. If you see a snake or other wild animal, please keep your distance, and alert College Security.

Aggressive Geese at Levine Campus

From CPCC College Security

Canada Goose

Canada Goose

If you attend or visit the CPCC Levine Campus in the coming days and weeks, please be aware of the Canada geese on the property. They are a federally protected species.

Nesting season has started for the geese and many of the birds have established nests throughout the property. (One nest is located at the corner of Levine I, across from the Joe Hendrick Center for Automotive Technology.)

As a result, the geese have become extremely aggressive and territorial as they seek to protect their nests. CPCC College Security is asking the CPCC community to avoid the geese if possible. If provoked or if the geese feel their nest is in danger, their natural defense is to chase or attack any threats. Therefore, please proceed with caution as you travel to/from campus.

Thank you.


New Policy: No Overnight Storage in Levine Campus Lockers

As of noon on Friday, February 20, NO items may be left overnight in any of the Levine Campus lockers.  Locks left overnight on the doors of the lockers will be cut and all items removed. storage lockers
If you have any items in one of the men’s or women’s lockers on the first floor of Levine Building II, the lock and all items inside must be removed from the locker before noon on Friday, February 13. Any locks left on the lockers after noon on Feb 13 will be cut. Any items left inside the lockers will either be donated to Goodwill or put in the trash (depending on the condition of the item).
***  INSTRUCTORS:  If any of your students routinely use the lockers, please make them aware of this new policy and tell them about the Friday deadline to remove their personal belongings and locks.

Pat Adams Retires from CPCC

Patricia “Pat” Adams retired from CPCC after 27 years of service. She is well-known at the Levine campus as the resident Disability Counselor for Levine students. Pat has an extensive background in the field of special education, both at the K-12 and post-secondary levels. She will truly be missed by the staff, faculty and students at CPCC. The Disability Services family wishes her and her family well as she begins a new journey!

If you were previously assigned to Pat Adams as your Disability Counselor and you wish to continue to receive services from our office, please contact: Tina Hardin, 704.330.2722, ext. 3457

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