Top 5 Ways to Stay Connected

During this time where we’re all online together, it’s still possible to stay connected to each other and to Central Piedmont. Let Student Life & Service-Learning offer you some easy ways to maintain your connections virtually!

  1. Central Piedmont and community blood center, One Blood, will host a blood drive on April 21, noon-5 p.m., in the driveway of the Overcash building on Central Campus. Space is limited in order to properly social distance and appointments are required. All donors will receive a $20 eGift Card, as well as a free wellness check (blood pressure, pulse, temperature, pulse, iron count and cholesterol check).Reserve an appointment or contact Jesse.Bennett@cpcc.edu with questions.
  2. Is sewing one of your talents? Participate in the North Carolina Community College System Community Service Project and help our medical community with the shortage of medical masks. Atrium Health has provided some simple GUIDELINES to sew masks. A short video tutorial can be found HERE. Please send an email to communitybenefit@atriumhealth.org to arrange delivery. Any student who makes 50 masks will get a “58 Strong” NCCCS T-shirt. Simply upload pictures and or video of your masks to this FORMto receive your T-shirt. Deadline to complete masks is June 1. Your photos and videos could be shown at the NCCCS Conference in October. Contact Jesse.Bennett@cpcc.edu for more information.
  3. Harper “Connect Four” On-Line – All Harper students are invited to join Career Services and Student Life in our weekly job-readiness challenges. Look for an email with the Subject Line “Harper Connect Four On-Line”. Everyone who completes a challenge will receive a prize as indicated in the email.  If you are not a Harper student but you would like to participate, please email anita.mcgill@cpcc.edu to join the challenge.
  4. Complete your Census 2020! Join the #iCountNC challenge by posting a picture, video, or TikTok about why it’s important to participate in the Census. Each post (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter) that tags @nccampuscompact and #iCountNC has a chance to win a $50 gift card!
  5. This unprecedented time for all of us, and it’s easy to be overcome by anxiety and fear. Remember that Central Piedmont Counseling Services remain available to our students. Visit their website for information on how you can schedule virtual time with them. In addition, this CDC LINK has helpful tips on how to manage Coronavirus anxiety.

Questions? Ideas? Email student.life@cpcc.edu and let us know!

Top 5 Ways to Plug-In This Coming Week

Central Piedmont offers you a ton of ways to get involved, make friends, do good for others, and have fun. While we offer hundreds of unique experiences on each campus during the semester (calendar of events), here are the Top 5 Ways to Plug-In This Week.

  1. Positive Community for Women (Central Campus): (Wed, March. 4, 2pm-3pm)
    March 4: Let’s Give Back! Need a supportive environment to help achieve your personal and academic goals? Join PCW, supported by Central Piedmont Counseling. If you have questions contact PCW at positivecommunityforwomen@cpcc.edu, 704-330-6954
  2. Blood Drive (Cato Campus): (Thu, March 5, 10am-3pm)
    It is that time again to help save lives, be someone’s miracle please come out and help by donating blood. Walk-ins welcome! Look for the bus!
  3. Career Fair (Central Campus):(Thu, March 5, 11am-2pm)
    View current information, including the companies hiring at this year’s Career Fair here. This event is free and open to everyone. If you are a Central Piedmont student and need interpreting services, please contact Disability Services. Non-students, please contact Mattie Thomas at mattie.thomas@cpcc.edu. Questions? 704.330.6551
  4. Service-In-Action Event: Loaves and Fishes (Off-Campus):(Fri, March 6, 9am-11:00am) Address: 648 Griffith Road Suite B Charlotte, NC 28217. Please park at the back near the warehouse. Once you enter the complex, you will see a large Loaves & Fishes sign on the building.  Student volunteers will be assisting in sorting, inspecting, and packing non-perishable food items for distribution. Please wear comfortable clothing suitable for the weather. **8 volunteers requested. Please sign up here:CPCC Service-In-Action Website
  5. Level Up Personal Enrichment Series (Levine Campus): (Fri, March 6, 11am-1pm) Level Up – A journey to becoming a better “YOU”! Level Up is an exciting new series developed to provide students opportunities for personal growth beyond the classroom. If you’re ready to challenge yourself beyond your comfort zone, meet new people and begin a guided journey towards self-awareness and personal development, this program is for you! Contact Nakeshia Staley (staley@cpcc.edu) to register.

Please visit our websites for complete information about the Offices of Student Life& Service-Learning.

Top 5 Ways to Plug-In This Coming Week

Central Piedmont offers you a ton of ways to get involved, make friends, do good for others, and have fun. While we offer hundreds of unique experiences on each campus during the semester (calendar of events), here are the Top 5 Ways to Plug-In This Week.

  1. Black History Month: Film and Discussion (Levine Campus)- Wed., Feb. 26, 3pm-5pm: Watch “Selma” and join us for some discussion. Refreshments provided.
  2. It’s Showtime (Central Campus) – Thu., Feb. 27, 5:30pm-7:30pm: Come out to the North Classroom building, room 1123 and watch your favorite shows and movies from the late 1990s and early 2000s with the Central campus Activity Board! Make new friends, have some snacks, and have a lot of fun! Contact justin.knoll@cpcc.edu with any questions or how to get involved!
  3. Service-In-Action Event: Latta Nature Preserve (Off-Campus) – Sat., Feb. 29, 9am-1:30pm and 1pm-5pm: THERE ARE TWO SHIFTS YOU MAY SIGN UP FOR ON THIS PROJECT. First shift: 9am-1:30pm Second Shift: 1pm-5pm Address: The Latta Nature Preserve, 5226 Sample Road, Huntersville NC, 28078. Student volunteers will assist with a variety of stations, including but not limited to: crafts, games, registration, assisting with shuttles, preparing free popcorn, tending fire pits, etc. Please dress according to the weather as this event is outside. Feel free to dress in fairy-themed clothing! **20 volunteers requested for each shift.
  4. Food Pantry Open House (Harper Campus) -Mon., March 2, 2pm-4pm:
    Did you know each campus has an emergency food pantry? During this open house event, faculty, staff, and students can stop by to learn more about the food pantry and how we fight hunger on campus. Contact lindsey.graves@cpcc.edu with questions
  5. Women’s Suffrage/Voter Rights Program (Central Campus) – Tue., March 3, 11am-12pm in Tate Hall: Come out and learn about the 100 year anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment that gave women in the US the right to vote! The presentation will also include other voter rights issues and Q+A. Presentation is being facilitated by the League of Women’s Voters – Charlotte. Contact justin.knoll@cpcc.edu to become involved.

Please visit our websites for complete information about the Offices of Student Life & Service-Learning.

Get Plugged In: Hundreds of Unique Experiences Available for Students

Central Piedmont offers you a ton of ways to get involved, make friends, do good for others, and have fun. While we offer hundreds of unique experiences on each campus during the semester (calendar of events), here are the Top 5 Ways to Plug-In This Week.

  1. Student Resource Day (City View Campus):  Join us on Thursday, February 6th (11am-1pm) where representatives from several student service departments will be present and available to speak with you! Don’t miss this opportunity to connect with the services you need.
  2. Level Up Personal Enrichment (Levine Campus): Level Up is an exciting new enrichment series developed to provide students opportunities for personal growth beyond the classroom. Through various interactive activities and training sessions, students will gain a greater awareness of self and develop a deeper understanding of their impact on others. If you’re ready to challenge yourself beyond your comfort zone, meet new people and begin a guided journey towards self-awareness and personal development, this program is for you! Sessions held from 11am – 1pm on the first Friday of each month of the school year beginning in September and ending in April. There are 20 spots available and students will be required to register on a first-come, first-serve basis. Certificates of completion will be awarded to students who complete all 8 sessions. Remaining Spring Semester Meeting Dates: 2/7, 3/6, 4/3. Contact Nakeshia Staley to register.
  3. Black History Film Screening (Levine Campus): We invite students, faculty, and staff to join us on Monday, February 10 (3:30pm-5:30pm) and February 12 (3:30pm-5:30pm) to watch the movie “When They See Us”.  This will allow the opportunity to learn, discuss, and reflect on the criminalization of black and brown bodies, history of black suppression, and current social systems. A discussion and reflection will follow each episode. Students who attend at least two of the screenings will be credited 3 hours for community engagement through the Office of Service-Learning.
  4. Gender Identity Pronouns (Cato Campus): How would you like to be identified? Join us in Cato III Atrium on Monday, February 10 (10am-1pm) to create your own pronoun button and get to know your peers in the process.
  5. Seat @ the Table (Central Campus): Visit us on Wednesday, February 12 (12:30-1:30pm) for our Seat at the Table program.  It is a program created for students, faculty, and staff to have conversations that relate to their every-day lives outside of work and the classroom. Friendships, mental illness, love, forgiveness, and sex are among the many topics that will be held at the “dinner table” on Wednesdays at 12:30pm in Overcash 242. All of Central Piedmonts’s community are welcome to take a seat. Contact Nawje Samuda if you have any questions.

 

 

Please visit our websites for complete information about the Offices of Student Life & Service-Learning.

Top 5 Ways to Plug-In This Week

Central Piedmont offers you a ton of ways to get involved, make friends, do good for others, and have fun. While we offer hundreds of unique experiences on each campus during the semester (calendar of events), here are the Top 5 Ways to Plug-In This Week.

  1. Student Resource Day (Central Campus):  Come out onto the Worrell Lobby on Wednesday, January 29th (11am-1pm) and talk with representatives from around the College to make connections and find resources! Contact justin.knoll@cpcc.edu to find out how you can become involved.
  2. Student Resource Day (Cato Campus): Visit us in the Atrium on Thursday, January 30th (11am-1pm) where representatives from all student service departments will be present and available to speak with you! These services include Counseling and Advising, Financial Aid, Single Stop, Library, Veteran Services and many more! Don’t miss this opportunity to connect with the services you need.  Free lunch for attendees who visit at least (6) tables!
  3. Family Fridays (Central Campus): Are you feeling overwhelmed in the semester yet? Join the Family Resource Center (Overcash 255) on Friday, January 31 (12pm-2pm) for some downtime.  Come enjoy a movie and some snacks with your peers.
  4. Student Resource Day (Harris Campus): Join us on Monday, February 3rd (11am-1pm) where representatives from several student service departments will be present and available to speak with you! Don’t miss this opportunity to connect with the services you need.
  5. Student Resource Day (Merancas Campus): Get information Wednesday, February 5th (10am-10:30am) in the Claytor Courtyard about support services and resources available to help you be a successful student. Financial Aid, Counseling & Advi​sing, Career Services, the Library, Student Life, Service-Learnin​g, Family Resource Center, Co-op, and more services will be present!  Contact: Cassie.Sinkovitz@cpcc.edu

Please visit our websites for complete information about the Offices of Student Life & Service-Learning.

Top 5 Ways to Plug-In This Coming Week

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Central Piedmont offers you a ton of ways to get involved, make friends, do good for others, and have fun. While we offer hundreds of unique experiences on each campus during the semester – check out the full calendar of events – here are the Top 5 Ways to Plug-In This Week.

  1. Blood Drive (Merancas Campus):  Student Life is hosting a blood drive on Wednesday, January 22nd from 10 am-2 pm. Walk-ins are welcome or you can sign up in advance in either the SGA or Student Life Office (TS 231/TS 230) or by emailing Cassie Sinkovitz. All donors will receive a FREE T-SHIRT and refreshments. Contact: Cassie.Sinkovitz@cpcc.edu
  2. Welcome Week (Central Campus): Goals and Candy, Wednesday, January 22nd from 9:30-11 am, Therapy Dog Visit, Thursday, January 23rd from 11 am-12:30 pm in the Worrell Lobby.
  3. Week of Welcome (Cato Campus): Make Your Own Keychain, Wednesday, January 22nd from 11 am-1 pm (Cato 3 Lounge), WOW Game Truck, Thursday, January 23rd from 12-2 pm (Front of Cato 3).
  4. Warm-Up Wednesday (Merancas): Wednesday, January 22nd from 9:30-11:30 am, grab some free coffee and enjoy conversations with your fellow students.
  5. Student Resource Day (Harper Campus): Join us on the first-floor lobby to learn about resources offered for students at Harper campus on Tuesday, January 28th from 11:30-1:30 pm.

Please visit Student Life & Service-Learning to learn more about how to get plugged in!

Learn How To Prepare Nutritional Food

Cooking and access to nutritional food can be a challenge to college students. Come learn the basics of preparing healthy meals with items from our very own campus food pantry.

Join Service-Learning and the Central Piedmont Hospitality department on November 20 from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m., on Central Campus in Zeiss, Room 1102. Contact kelvin.chege@cpcc.edu for more information.

Service-Learning in Puerto Rico

Ten Central Piedmont students and one Service-Learning Coordinator will spend spring break volunteering in Puerto Rico, as part of Central Piedmont’s International Alternative Spring Break. The island of Puerto Rico is considered a “commonwealth” of the United States, so students do not need their passports to travel. Our dedicated team will work at an orphanage and help rebuild communities hit by Hurricane Maria.

The Global Learning Office “Did you know?”… for the week:
Although Puerto Ricans are U.S. citizens, they are not allowed to vote in presidential elections.

 

Forced from Home Event

Global Learning & Service-Learning at CPCC are offering an amazing and free opportunity for students, staff, and faculty.

This event is sponsored by Doctors without Borders and is called Forced from Home; it travels the country and will be in Charlotte on October 7-14, 2018.

Forced from Home is a free, interactive, outdoor educational exhibition that raises public awareness about the experience of the world’s more than 68.5 million refugees and internally displaced people. This educational event helps attendees learn about the many challenges people on the move encounter and the work Doctors without Borders does to address their basic medical needs in a host of settings.

Here is the link to learn much more about this amazing experience: https://www.forcedfromhome.com/

We believe it to be very important to offer this opportunity of civic engagement for our students, and we have set up two options where CPCC students can attend as a group with a faculty or staff member as part of the experience. This will allow all of us to experience the exhibition together, and we will offer a reflection for the students at the end. Students will be awarded two Civic Engagement hours on their service transcripts for attending this experience.

Anyone from CPCC is welcome and encouraged to attend, and we would love if you could share this information with your students, fellow staff and faculty. The two designated times for CPCC are:

  • Tuesday, October 9; 6:30 – 7:45 p.m. (CPCC faculty member Tiffany Adams & Director of Global Learning will attend; Nadine Russell will lead the group)
  • Sunday, October 14, 2018; 2 – 3:45 p.m. (Director of Service-Learning Jenn Marts will  lead group)

Please direct interest folks to register here to receive a reminder email for the event: https://goo.gl/forms/Og9MWlFL7Vd7jOW92

The Forced From Home Exhibition will be at the NASCAR Hall of Fame: 400 E M.L.K. Jr Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28202; you will need to provide your own transportation to and from this event. The main entrance for the parking garage is located on Martin Luther King Blvd. between Brevard St and Caldwell St.

We will also be hosting a Deliberative Dialogue on the refugee experience that we encourage all attending students, staff and faculty to come to.

This will take place at Central Campus on Tuesday, October 30, 2018, from 3:30-4:30 p.m. The room will be sent once everyone is signed up. We need at least 10 participants to make this part of the experience happen.

Deliberative Dialogues allows people to share their perspectives and experiences with one another about difficult issues we tend to just debate about or avoid entirely. Students will receive 2 hours of civic engagement credit for participating in this opportunity as well. You do NOT have to attend the exhibit to attend the dialogue – all are encouraged to come and learn from one another.

If you have questions, please email jenn.marts@cpcc.edu.

14th Annual MLK Challenge Set for Jan. 15!

The 14th Annual MLK Challenge will take place on January 15, 2018. This event celebrates the life and teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The day incorporates an educational kick-off, service projects, and a reflection wrap-up. We will begin with an introduction to King’s life and lessons, students are then randomly assigned to groups and given a service project at a local organization to complete. Students must work together and utilize problem-solving skills in order to finish their task.

At the end of the day, we will reassemble to reflect on their accomplishments in a guided discussion. This helps students process all that happened during the day. This event is free and open to the CPCC community only. We will provide transportation, breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Participants are asked to dress for anything.  

Registration begins 8 a.m. the day of the event in lobby of the Zeiss Building.

Details: MLK Challenge, January 15, 2018;  8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

To sign up for this event please click here or contact Savannah Greer at savannah.greer@cpcc.edu , or Jenn Marts at jenn.marts@cpcc.edu  or 704.330.6824.

 

Participate in our Toys for Tots Drive!

All CPCC students who want to help make a child’s holiday special are invited to participate in our upcoming Toys For Tots Drive!Toys for Tots

        What:            CPCC Service-Learning, Rotaract and Phi Theta Kappa are collecting donations of unwrapped toys for Toys For Tots – you can grab an angel off any of the Toys for Tots holiday trees, or buy any toy that you think a child would love to have as a gift! Please leave them unwrapped and only donate new items. Help us make the holidays brighter for a child in need!

        When:           November 2 – December 1, 2017 – any donations received after this date will be shared with Bright Blessings

        Where:          Drop off spots are on each campus:

  • Central Campus: Overcash 257
  • Merancas: Claytor Lobby
  • Levine: Student Life, LV 1400
  • Harper: Student Life HP 342 or Service-Learning HP 344
  • Cato: Cato I, Main Lobby
  • Harris (Jackson Park Ministries Donations), Student Life Lounge

Questions? Contact Director of Service-Learning, Jenn Marts, at 704-330-6824 or Jenn.Marts@cpcc.edu.

National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week

National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week is held each year the week before Thanksgiving. This is a time for us all to start to think about what we are thankful for, a perfect time to share our compassion with our neighbors who are experiencing homelessness and work toward a world where no one has to experience Hunger and Homelessness.

The Service-Learning Center is hosting the 3rd annual week of educational programming that will allow our campus communities to come together around the topics of Hunger and Homelessness and to spur conversations around how each of us can serve as a catalyst for making our local communities free of Hunger and Homelessness.

Review the schedule of Hunger and Homelessness Week of events. Please feel free to join us for as many of these programs as you wish to – all are welcome to attend. If you have any questions please contact Dr. Jenn Marts, director of Service-Learning, at Jenn.Marts@cpcc.edu or at 704.330.6824.

Help Feed Charlotte’s Hungry!

In honor of Dr. Deitemeyer’s upcoming inauguration on Nov. 3, CPCC’s Service-Learning and Student Life teams have coordinated a number of community outreach initiatives focused on feeding Charlotte’s hungry during the week of Oct. 30.

CPCC students, faculty and staff are invited to participate in the following events taking place at CPCC campus near you! Enjoy a free dessert from one of the on-site food trucks (while supplies last!), sign a well wish card for Dr. Deitemeyer and more!

Help us reach our goal of making 2,500 sandwiches during this special week of service. We look forward to seeing you there!

Monday, Oct. 30
Merancas Campus

Urban Ministries – Making PB&J Sandwiches Event
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Quad

Levine Campus
Urban Ministries – Making PB&J Sandwiches Event
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Levine II, Second Floor, Atrium

Tuesday, Oct. 31

Harper Campus

Urban Ministries – Making PB&J Sandwiches Event
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Harper I, Lobby near Security Office

City View

Urban Ministries – Making PB&J Sandwiches Event
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Fall Fest

Harris Campus

Urban Ministries – Making PB&J Sandwiches Event
10 a.m. – noon and 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Harris I, Lobby


Thursday, Nov. 2

Central Campus
Urban Ministries – Making PB&J Sandwiches Event
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Overcash Center, Lobby

Cato Campus
Urban Ministries – Making PB&J Sandwiches Event
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Cato I, Room 024

Register for the National Bone Marrow Registry on Nov. 1!

For the sixth-consecutive year, CPCC is partnering with the Project Life Movement, a campus-based national marrow donor organization, to solicit new donors to the National Bone Marrow Registry List in

Project Life

Project Life

honor of Dr. Deitemeyer’s inauguration on Nov. 3.

CPCC and Project Life invite students to attend its upcoming Drive Thru Swabbing event, being held on CPCC’s Central Campus from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., on Nov. 1, in the Overcash Driveway.

CPCC-based student organizations, including Rotaract Club, Cytotechnology Student Association and Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, are all partnering with CPCC Service-Learning/Student Life to play a key leadership role in this initiative which seeks to add 700 new donors to the National Bone Marrow Registry List.

During the event, participants will have the inside of their cheeks swabbed for a tissue sample and complete paperwork. The process will take no longer than 10 minutes. After completing the registration process, participants will not only be added to the National Bone Marrow Registry List, but also have the opportunity to enjoy a free lunch – provided by CPCC’s Baking & Pastry Arts students – sign a well wish card for Dr. Deitemeyer and win a variety of prizes.

Come out and be a part of the movement and help save a life!