Raise Your Hand! 

Do you have a question for your college president, Dr. Kandi Deitemeyer? Dialogues with Dr. D on Leadership at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, April 8 (the first weekday of Sensoria!) Dr. D with studentspresents a live opportunity for students in the Halton Theater to hear her interviewed by two Central Piedmont students and to ask her their own questions about her leadership journey. Come if you can!

However, if you can’t be there, please submit a question in advance for consideration.

All submissions will be shared with Dr. Deitemeyer, and some will be read and answered from the stage. Entries won’t be submitted anonymously; we want you to get credit for your great questions! And you can watch the event via live stream (streaming link coming soon).

Audition for the Sensoria Student Showcase

All Central Piedmont students are invited to audition for the 2019 Sensoria Student Showcase.

The Student Showcase will take place on Tuesday, April 9 from 4-6 p.m. (so students should be available for this time).

Interested students must contact Justin Knoll at justin.knoll@cpcc.edu to sign-up for an audition time on Tuesday, Feb. 12, with auditions available between 2-6 p.m. in Worrell, Room 1112.

Sensoria Comes to CPCC April 6 – 15

CPCC invites you to attend Sensoria, its annual 10-day celebration of literature and the arts, featuring visual art, dance, theatre, music, film, culture, history and more. Join CPCC as it celebrates its 26th year of literary events and hosts nearly 90 events on multiple campuses, including the following highlights:

April 6-8 – CPCC Opera Theatre presents “Elixir of Love”
“L’elisir d’amore” (“The Elixir of Love”) will be performed on the Halton stage for the first time in CPCC Opera Theatre’s 20-year history. In this endearing comic opera, a love-sick Nemorino buys the dubious Dr. Dulcamara’s magic potion (it’s really just wine) in order to win the beautiful Adina’s heart.
*ticketed event, visit tix.cpcc.edu

April 6-15 – CPCC Theatre presents “On Golden Pond”
“On Golden Pond” is the love story of Ethel and Norman Thayer, who are returning to their summer home on Golden Pond for the forty-eighth year. This touching, funny and warmly perceptive study of a spirited and lovable elderly couple facing their twilight years received some of the most powerful critical and popular acclaim of any new playwright’s debut in Broadway history.
*ticketed event, visit tix.cpcc.edu

Friday, April 6, 6 – 9 p.m. – Local Music Night at Camp North End
This year’s Sensoria kicks off a new tradition: a spotlight on local music! Come hear the Behailu Band, David Childers and the Serpents, and Patois Counselors in the outdoor Boileryard at Camp North End, CPCC’s partner in this event, which will take place at 1824 Statesville Avenue.

Monday, April 9, 7:30 p.m. – CPCC Dance Theatre presents “Spring Student/Faculty Showcase”
CPCC and Mallard Creek High School dance students perform CPCC faculty works, and a guest aerial artist performs.

Tuesday, April 10,  5 p.m. – CPCC Visual Arts presents “The Annual Juried Student Show”
“The Annual Juried Student Show” showcases top talent among our students at CPCC, highlighting the variety and skill in our Visual Arts program.

Wednesday, April 11, 8 – 9 p.m.  and Thursday, April 12, 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. – Irene Blair Honeycutt Distinguished Lecturer: U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith
Current U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith is the 2018 Irene Blair Honeycutt Distinguished Lecturer and she will read from and discuss her work twice, with book signings to follow. Both are free and open to the public, with general admission and no reservations.

Thursday, April 12 – Felicia van Bork presents “color + “color = space”
In collaboration with Jerald Melberg Gallery, CPCC Art Galleries present “color + color = space,” an exhibit of recent collages and paintings by Felicia van Bork.

Friday & Saturday, April 13 and 14 – CPCC and UNC Charlotte Departments of Music Present Britten’s “War Requiem”
Central Piedmont Community College and UNC Charlotte’s College of Arts + Architecture mark the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI with performances of Benjamin Britten’s masterpiece “War Requiem.”
*ticketed event, visit tix.cpcc.edu

WHERE: CPCC campuses, including Central Campus, 1201 Elizabeth Ave., Charlotte

CONTACT: To see a full calendar of events at all campuses, please visit http://sensoria.cpcc.edu.

Student Life Events

Sex Education Workshop

Thursday, March 30

12:30-1:30 p.m.

Overcash, Rm 308

Join Student Life and the Mecklenburg County Health Department for a workshop on healthy sex habits, local statistics and other information on how to make safe decisions regarding personal health.


Deaf Jam

Monday, April 3

2-3 p.m.

Zeiss, Rm 1106

In Deaf Jam, Aneta Brodski seizes the day. She is a deaf teen introduced to American Sign Language (ASL) Poetry, who then boldly enters the spoken word slam scene. In a wondrous twist, Aneta, an Israeli immigrant living in the Queens section of New York City, eventually meets Tahani, a hearing Palestinian slam poet. The two women embark on a collaboration/performance duet – creating a new form of slam poetry that speaks to both the hearing and the Deaf.


Student Talent Showcase

Tuesday, April 4

7 p.m.

Halton Theater

Come out to see some of CPCC’s best talent at the Sensoria student talent showcase.


HIV/STI Testing

Wednesday, April 5

10 a.m.- 1 p.m.

Belk, Room 2100

Mecklenburg County Health Department will be on hand for free and confidential HIV and STI testing. Free Condoms and information will also be available.


Read Me Different

Thursday, April 6

2-3 p.m.

Zeiss, Rm 1103

A shock of recognition in social work school leads, award-winning filmmaker Sarah Entine, to explore how undiagnosed dyslexia and ADHD have impacted three generations in her family, starting with her own struggles. With surprising candor, vulnerability and even a touch of humor, Read Me Differently reveals the strain of misunderstood learning differences on family relationships.


Join Us at Sensoria, March 31 – April 9

CPCC invites you to attend Sensoria, its annual 10-day celebration of literature and the arts, featuring visual art, dance, theatre, music, film, culture, history, and more. Join CPCC as it celebrates its 25th year of literary events and hosts nearly 90 events on multiple campuses, including the following events, as listed in the Charlotte Five.

To learn more about the event – including the fact that most events are FREE! – visit the Sensoria website.

Sensoria Performances Are Around the Corner!

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Mark your calendars! Sensoria arrives April 8-16, 2016. This year’s festival will feature the following events:
CPCC Theatre
CPCC Theatre is excited to wrap up its 2015-2016 season with Tom Stoppard’s “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead,” April 8 – 17, in Pease Auditorium.

Considered Stoppard’s best-known work, the play follows the duo of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, a Shakespearean Laurel and Hardy, who finally get a chance to take the lead role, but do so in a world where echoes of “Waiting for Godot” resound, where reality and illusion intermix, and where fate leads the two heroes to a tragic but inevitable end.

The timing of the production couldn’t be more perfect; April 2016 marks the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. As a result, the troupe’s performance of “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead,” is part of a larger, global celebration slated to recognize the Great Bard’s passing.

WHEN: April 8, 9, 15 and 16 at 8 p.m.
April 10 and 17 at 2:30 p.m.
April 14 at 7:30 p.m.
Individual tickets are $18 and a $10 ticket is available for children under 15 with the purchase of an adult ticket. College and high school students who have a valid student I.D. can purchase a $5 ticket. Tickets may be purchased online at tix.cpcc.edu, at the CPCC Box Office from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday – Friday or by calling 704.330.6534.
CPCC Opera Theatre

CPCC Opera Theatre will present Gian Carlo Menotti’s one-act opera “The Old Maid and the Thief” and his short, two-act opera “The Medium,” during this year’s Sensoria celebration in the Halton Theater. Both operas have haunting melodies and deal with a common theme of powerful women and their influence, often negative, on the lives of others.

WHEN: April 8 and 9 at 8 p.m.
April 10 at 2:30 p.m.

Individual tickets are $20 and $18, and a $10 ticket is available for children under 15 with the purchase of an adult ticket. College and high school students who have a valid student I.D. can purchase a $5 ticket. Tickets may be purchased online at tix.cpcc.edu, at the CPCC Box Office from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday – Friday or by calling 704.330.6534.

To view a complete list of Sensoria events, visit sensoria.cpcc.edu

Don’t Just Read a Good Book… Be One!

The Harris Campus Library invites YOU to participate in the Human Library at Harris, a part of Sensoria at Harris! This event takes place on Wednesday, April 13, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. in Harris 1, Room 1235.

What is a Human Library?

The Human Library started in Denmark in 2000 as a way to challenge prejudice and stereotypes while fostering understanding among people within a community. As part of the Human Library, readers can borrow a book to learn more about the life experiences faced by the book due to being stereotyped or judged in some way.

What is a book?

Books are people who have volunteered to share their unique experiences or perspective on life—their story. Because of their experiences, books have often been stereotyped by others.

What is a reader?

A reader is a person who is interested in borrowing a book from the Human Library. The reader will spend 30 minutes having a one-on-one conversation with a book about their experiences.

What kind of stories can a book share?

A book can share any experience that they feel comfortable talking about to their readers.

I am interested! How do I sign up?

If you want to share your experiences with a reader, contact Monique Clark at monique.clark@cpcc.edu, by phone at 704.330.4618, or stop by the Harris Campus Library (Harris I, Room 2100). Happy reading!

Don’t Just Read a Good Book, Eat It

The Harris Campus Library invites YOU to submit an entry for the Edible Book Fest, a part of Sensoria at Harris!

What is an edible book?

An edible book can be created from anything that can be safely ingested by humans. An edible book can look like a book, be inspired by a book, be a pun on a book’s title, look like a character and more!  Be creative—there’s no limit to the form an edible book can take.

Do I need to be a professional chef to participate?

No! Cooking skills are not required and everyone is encouraged to submit an entry and have fun putting their creativity to the test. You can view examples of edible books at http://researchguides.cpcc.edu/ediblebookfestival.

How do I sign up?

Visit http://researchguides.cpcc.edu/ediblebookfestival and download the Edible Book Fest entry form (PDF). You can turn in the form in person at the Harris Campus Library, email it to monique.clark@cpcc.edu, or send it via snail mail. If you need help, feel free to stop by the Harris Campus Library where our staff members would be happy to assist you. The deadline to submit your entry form is Friday, March 25.

For more details about the Edible Book Fest or to sign up, visit http://researchguides.cpcc.edu/ediblebookfestival or contact Monique Clark (monique.clark@cpcc.edu). Happy reading and eating!

Student Parking Deck #3 to Close April 11

On Saturday, April 11, Student Parking Deck #3 (located at the corner of Charlottetowne Ave. and E. 7th St.) will be closed until around 5 p.m. for maintenance related activities. Students should plan to park in Student Deck 1, ConstructionStudent Deck 2 or one of the surface lots. The deck will re-open in late afternoon and be available for any Sensoria related activities.

Bake Sale for No Kid Hungry During Sensoria

Come out and support CPCC’s Bake Sale for No Kid Hungry. Baked goods will be provided by CPCC’s Baking and Pastry Arts Club and will consist of fresh baked breads, cookies, coffee and various pastries. 100% of the proceeds will go to No Kid Hungry.

Wednesday April 15
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Overcash Lobby

Bake Sale for No Kid Hungry is a national fundraising initiative that encourages people to host bake sales in their communities to help end childhood hunger. For more information about No Kid Hungry please visit bake.nokidhungry.org.


Sensoria Starts This Friday!

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Sensoria starts this Friday with a great line-up that features more than 80 events. For details about each event feel free to check out our website, visit http://sensoria.cpcc.edu//

Also, if you haven’t gotten a copy of the 2015 Sensoria program, check it out here.

Ticket Specials

Battle of the Composers: Verdi vs. Wagner presented by CPCC Opera Theatre ($5 tickets for CPCC faculty, staff and students)

Halton Theater

Friday, April 10 , 8 p.m.

Saturday, April 11, 8 p.m.

Sunday, April 12, 2:30 p.m.

As America well knows, battles between the North and South are not uncommon, and the operatic world has its own North and South conflict. Only this conflict was born North and South of the Swiss Alps. The Italian composer, Giuseppe Verdi and the German composer, Richard Wagner defined the Romantic Period of Opera. They were born in the same year, were both renowned composers during their lifetimes, and are both operatic legends; but that is where the similarities end. Join CPCC Opera Theatre as we battle it out between these two operatic greats!


August Wilson’s Joe Turner’s Come and Gone ($5 tickets for CPCC faculty, staff and students)

Pease Auditorium

Friday, April 10, 8 p.m.

Saturday, April 11, 8 p.m.

Sunday, April 12, 2:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 16, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, April 17, 8 p.m.

Saturday, April 18, 8 p.m.

Sunday, April 19, 2:30 p.m.

Set in Pittsburgh in 1911, this drama by the author of The Piano Lesson and Fences is the story of the denizens of a boardinghouse who each have a different relationship to a past of slavery as well as to the urban present. The boarders include the proprietors, an eccentric clairvoyant with a penchant for old country voodoo, a young homeboy up from the South and a mysterious stranger who is searching for his wife.


Charlotte Concerts Presents Inon Barnatan & Alisa Weilerstein (Group special of 1/2 off tickets for CPCC faculty, staff and students)

Halton Theater

Friday, April 17, 8 p.m.

Inon Barnatan has been hailed “a true poet of the keyboard: refined, searching, and unfailingly communicative.” His sincerity and expressiveness brings audiences into each phrase as if hearing them for the first time, rivaling his technical abilities and sensitive phrasing. Barnatan has been named the New York Philharmonic’s first Artist in Association, and has performed with many of the world’s leading orchestras. Cellist Alisa Weilerstein’s passion, commitment and breathtaking technique combined with undeniable musicianship make her one of today’s most exciting artists. A 2011 MacArthur Fellowship recipient, she is also an exclusive recording artist for Decca Classics and has performed with the New York Philharmonic, the Chicago Symphony, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, among others. Together, these two artists offer an alluring and passionate musical event not to be missed!


Mark Your Calendars to Explore the World at CPCC

Global Issues Forum: What is Fair?
The People and Principles of Fair Trade

Presented by Ten Thousand Villages

As the global economy grows, fair trade organizations seek to ensure that producers and artisains from developing countries are justly compensated for their goods and have the opportunity to grow sustainable businesses.  Come learn about individuals’ journeys and how it may impact your purchasing decisions.

Thursday, March 19; 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Tate Hall, CPCC Central Campus
Cost: Free and open to the public
For questions or to reserve a space: contact global.learning@cpcc.edu or 704-330-6167


In Need of a Unique Gift? Interested in Global Art?
Ten Thousand Villages Fair Trade Pop Up Store

Beauty is created all over the world, but not every artisan has the means or access to get their products to market.  Ten Thousand Villages began more than 60 years ago when Edna Ruth Byler began selling handcrafted products from Puerto Rico out of the trunk of her car to help eradicate poverty. Today a global network of social entrepreneurs works to empower artisans in developing countries.  CPCC will be hosting a pop up store where you can peruse and buy fair trade items from around the world.

Open 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Overcash Lobby
Open to the public


Sensoria: Test Your Global Knowledge

Think you’ve got what it takes?  Know more about the world around you than your friends?  After visiting the World Experience Event, join CPCC’s Global Learning Office for a chance to test your global knowledge.  We will have trivia questions and games correlating to the regions covered in the World Experience event.  Prizes will be available for our top participants.

Friday, April 17
9:30 a.m. – noon
2nd Floor Lobby Overcash Building (In front of Tate Hall)

Participate in a Panel Discussion on Writing During Sensoria 2014

Calling all student writers, poets, journalists and bloggers!  Would you be interested in being on a panel to discuss how you started writing? Then CPCC Libraries wants YOU! The panel discussion will take place during CPCC’s literary festival, Sensoria, during the week of April 4-12, 2014. If you would like to participate and/or need more information, please contact Lynette Kendrick at(704.330.6114 or lynette.kendrick@cpcc.edu. The deadline to respond is December 2.