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

To read this article and to learn more about Disability Services from their blog, please visit: http://blogs.cpcc.edu/disability-services/

 

Join Us for a Sustainable Energy Event!

What steps has Germany taken to emerge as the world’s first major renewable energy economy? And how can the U.S. use Germany as a best practices model? To answer these questions and more, CPCC will host Brigitte Hartenstein, CFO of STEAG Energy Services, a German company located in Kings Mountain, N.C.

During her presentation, Ms. Hartenstein will discuss:
  • how Germany has been able to transition to renewable energy so quickly.
  • the future of sustainable energy in the U.S.
WHEN: Nov. 11, 12:30 – 1:45 p.m.
WHERE: Levine Campus Auditorium, CPCC Levine Campus, Matthews, N.C.
The event is free and open to the public. We hope to see you there!

Transfer Tuesday

Every Tuesday the Transfer Resource Center (TRC) is excited to host admissions representatives from four-year colleges and universities as they visit CPCC to talk with prospective transfer students. Next Tuesday, November 11

Transfer Resource Center (TRC)

Transfer Resource Center (TRC)

representatives from Wingate, Belmont Abbey, Ft. Hayes State and Chamberlain College of Nursing will be at Central Campus in the lobby of the Levine Information Technology Building (next to Subway) from 10 a.m.- 1 p.m.) At Levine ,we will host reps from Peace University, East Carolina University (College of Business) and Fort Hays State University.  Lees McRae will visit Cato Campus. All visits are from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. unless otherwise noted. For more information about Transfer Tuesdays and other services offered by the Transfer Resource Center, please visit our website at www.cpcc.edu/ican/trc. You can also contact the Transfer Resource Center by email at trc@cpcc.edu.

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.

Calling All A.N.T.S. (Adult Non-Traditional Students)

Adult Non-Traditional StudentsWelcome to CPCC! Whether you are returning or a first time student, we are glad to have you as a part of the CPCC family.

We are working hard on initiatives to help you be successful in college. This great program is located at Cato and Levine Campus and is called Adult Non-Traditional Students (A.N.T.S.) and we are extending a special invitation to you.

Our goal is to enhance educational opportunities for non-traditional students by offering networking, hosting events and workshops, and targeting the needs and interests of non-traditional college students.

If you are interested, contact Alice Pough (Alice.Pough@cpcc.edu) or David Mahatha (David.Mahatha@cpcc.edu) at the Cato Campus. For those who attend the Levine Campus, contact Cassandra Loftin (Cassandra.Loftin@cpcc.edu) or Reggie Pincham (Reggie.Pincham@cpcc.edu).

Look for the A.N.T.S. brand on CPCC events signifying that they will be beneficial to your success.

We look forward to supporting you in your college endeavors.

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.

Levine Campus Navig8tor Program Extended Until Friday, March 21

We have extended the Levine Campus Navig8tor program until Friday, March 21 (Friday of the week following spring break).

NAVIG8TOR is Student Life’s newest student success program, designed solely to get you to the places on our campuses that are critical to your success. Perhaps you’ve heard about free tutoring on our campuses, but don’t know where they are? With NAVIG8TOR, we help you discover those locations, so you can see for yourself how each service can help you. And, a completed NAVIG8TOR card and survey enters you for a chance to win some fabulous prizes – gift cards, electronics and more!

Prizes include Blue Ray DVD Wireless Players, $250 Barnes & Noble College vouchers, Subway Gift Cards, $50 Gas Cards, Blue Tooth Speakers, 1 TB Portable Backup Storage Drives and much more.

Levine Campus Navig8tor

Levine Campus Navig8tor Program Extended Until Friday, March 21

NAVIG8TOR is currently underway. Start exploring now!
http://www.cpcc.edu/student_life/events/navig8tor

2014 COME TECH OUT Charlotte Job Fair Connects Workers to Tech Industry

WHAT: CPCC will host the annual COME TECH OUT Charlotte Job Fair on February 28 at its Levine Campus. COME TECH OUT Job Fair
The FREE event connects job seekers to more than 30 employers who currently have job openings in the tech industry. To date, industry leaders such as Family Dollar, LPL Financial, Mindseeker, Colfax Fluid Handling and Yodle have registered to participate in the event being sponsored by North Carolina Technology Association (NCTA), Business Innovation & Growth, the Charlotte Chamber, Charlotte Works, CPCC’s Computer Technology Institute and IT-oLogy.
In addition, CPCC’s Computer Technology Institute will host a job seekers workshop, titled “Roadmap to IT Careers,” that will focus on hot jobs in IT and what job seekers can do to obtain the skills desired by today’s employers.
At last year’s event in Raleigh, N.C., more than 300 workers – like you – met with a sellout group of employers who had more than 1,000 job openings available. In some instances, job offers were extended then and there!
That’s why we encourage you to mark your calendar today so you too can take the steps needed to discover your path to personal and professional success in 2014!
WHERE: CPCC Levine Campus, 2800 Campus Ridge Rd., Matthews, N.C.
WHEN: Friday, Feb. 28, 2014; 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
CONTACT: Registration is required. For more information or to reserve your seat, visit NCTA’s website.

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.

Attention CPCC Levine Students

Beginning Nov. 12 through Nov. 15, the CPCC Levine Campus and surrounding area will host a K-9 training event. The Matthews Police Department, along with out of state police agencies, will be conducting a week-long K-9 training event on the Levine exterior campus grounds, as well as in the interior of the campus buildings. The K-9s they will be using will be non-aggressive, non-attack bloodhounds. These bloodhounds are being trained to find lost persons as well as track down suspects. The Police Department will be conducting the trainings in the afternoon hours from noon to late afternoon / early evening. Please note, when you see the officers and K-9s on campus, it is only a training exercise and not a real emergency. Please also remember that because it is a training exercise, the K-9s are not pets, and should not be approached for petting.

If you have any questions, please contact Joe Agati, Levine Campus Security, at ext. 4291 or Joseph.Agati@cpcc.edu.

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.

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.

Mayor Anthony Foxx Visits CPCC Levine Campus

Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx gave a Black History Month presentation at Levine Campus on Wednesday, Feb. 27.  A graduate of West Charlotte High School who went on to earn his bachelor’s degree at Davidson College, Mayor Foxx talked about how the civil rights era has affected his own education and development.  Following

Anthony Foxx

Mayor Anthony Foxx

two terms on City Council as an At-Large Representative, Foxx became the youngest mayor in the city’s history and its second African-American mayor when he was elected in 2009. He was re-elected to a second term in 2011.

He discussed his vision for Charlotte and how he has focused on strengthening Charlotte’s economy by developing a 21st century infrastructure system to support the country’s fastest-growing urban area, establishing the city as an international energy hub, and creating an environment in which small businesses and entrepreneurs can thrive.

He answered questions from a very engaged audience of CPCC students, including American Government, sociology, and communications classes; Anthony Foxx Scholars; MAN UP students; and Student Government Association members.  Photos can be seen here.