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:
  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!

Finals Got You Stressed? Attend De-Stress-A-Palooza on Nov. 13

Nov. 13, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Central Campus, Worrell, Lobby

  • Canvas Painting – paint your happy place
  • Board games and puzzles
  • Make slime and stress balls
  • Counseling Resources for time management and test-taking strategies
  • Meme Caption Contest


  • Guided Meditation, 11 – 11:30 a.m. (Worrell, Room 1112) and 3 – 3:30 p.m. (Worrell, Room 1152)
  • Video Games, 2 -4 p.m. (Worrell, Room 1140)

Refreshments provided.
Questions? Call 704.330.2722, ext. 3243

Attend a Welcome Week Event

August 27 Part-Time Job Fair
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Worrell Lobby

Meet with a variety of Charlotte-area employers to find a part-time job that is flexible with your class schedule! This is a casual drop-by event, but we encourage you to bring several copies of your resume and prepare to present yourself to the employers.

August 28 Student Resources Day
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Worrell, Lobby

Fun day where you can talk to representatives from different college resources, such as Financial Aid, Career Services, Student Life, Service Learning, Counseling/Advising, Single Stop, Disability Services, Workplace Learning, the Library, and more while getting free popcorn and prizes!

August 29 Volunteer Fair
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Worrell, Lobby

Meet representatives from many non-profits/ community partners around Charlotte to find service opportunities for your club, or fulfill Service-Learning as part of your class.


Student Life Welcome Week on Central Campus

Student Life Welcome Week (Central Campus)

  • Student Life Meet N’ Greet with Pelican’s SnoBalls
    Tuesday, August 20, noon-2 p.m.
    Front of the Worrell Building
  • Paint N’ Play  – Fun art projects and board games
    Wednesday, August 21, 2-5 p.m.
    Worrell Building, Lobby
  • Student Life Open House
    Thursday, August 22, noon-4 p.m.
    Worrell Building, Lobby

Come out and join Student Life and other departments of the college in welcoming our students to Central Campus for the fall 2019 semester! Refreshments provided at the events, plus SWAG and other prizes!!

Everything is FREE!

**Check the Student Life events calendar to see when Welcome Week events are on your campus!**


De-Stress with Student Life

Come join Student Life in getting rid of your stress!

We have Yoga scheduled from 3-4 p.m. on Central Campus, in Worrell, Room 2150 on Monday, April 29. (Please bring a yoga mat or comfortable clothing as it will be on the floor.)

We have Cardio Dance scheduled from 3-4 p.m. on Central Campus in Worrell, Room 2150 on Thursday, May 2. (Please dress comfortably, and be ready to dance and move.)

Hope to see you all there!

Attend an Open Discussion About the Issues Women Experience Every Month

Join Student Life, the Family Resource Center, and the Positive Community for Women in viewing “Period. The End of a Sentence,” on Thursday, April 18. The event will go from 2-3:30 p.m., and will take place in Zeiss, Roomo 1100. Following the documentary there will be a panel discussion of Central Piedmont staff, faculty, and student(s).

Light refreshments will also be served.

Applications Available for 2019-2020 Ruth G. Shaw Scholars Women’s Leadership Program

Applications are now available for the Ruth G. Shaw Women’s Leadership Program, a women’s leadership/mentorship program offered in partnership with the Central Piedmont Foundation and Student Life. This unique student program aims to:

  • Connect women students to one another and to a supportive network of community mentors
  • Inspire women students to assume positions of leadership and to celebrate their individual and collective achievements
  • Nurture female student leaders by encouraging and demonstrating critical thinking, intellectual curiosity, and problem-solving strategies
  • Foster a deeper awareness of the many roles women play and their contributions to society

The program is limited to 10-12 female students who will participate in sessions, both with RGS mentors and separately with scholars. Through monthly luncheons and guided conversations with community mentors, the Ruth G. Shaw Women’s Leadership Program offers:

  • Interaction with college leaders, faculty, staff, and alumnae
  • Personal and professional skill development
  • Hands-on leadership development
  • Recognition of achievement. As a culminating event and in collaboration with faculty, staff, and mentors, participants will plan and execute an annual spring capstone presentation about their experience in the program.

Applicants for the program must plan to be enrolled for the entirety of the 2019-2020 academic year. Questions? Contact Amanda Capobianchi or Anita McGill.

Applications are now available for students who are interested in this special experience and are due by Friday, April 26.

Join Student Life for a Visit to the Levine Museum on March 22

Join Student Life on March 22 at noon as we explore protesting, policing, and the historical context in which police-involved shootings occur through a structured program facilitated by a museum educator at the Levine Museum.

This small-group gathering is neither a debate nor a simple conversation, but rather an opportunity for individual and group learning as participants share ideas, assumptions, and experiences.

Interested students must email to reserve a space. Students will meet on Central Campus, in the Worrell Building on March 22 at noon, where the group will take the trolley to the Spectrum Center and walk to the Levine Museum.

We will return as a group, and students can expect to be back to Central Campus no later than 3 p.m. Any questions ask

2019 Student Leadership Conference Applications Available

For only $20 you can spend an entire weekend in the Blue Ridge Mountains learning more group photo of studentsabout your unique skills and your authentic self. This conference will challenge and motivate you to live out your potential and become a better leader in all aspects of your life.

Are you ready for a fun, powerful, and memorable experience? If so, apply to join us.

Apply NOW! Application Deadline: Friday, March 8 at 5 p.m.

The 2019 Student Leadership Conference is March 29-31, 2019

Applications are available at any Student Life office or online at:


SGA Plans for Teaching Excellence Awards for Outstanding Central Piedmont Faculty

Recognizing excellence isn’t just about awarding outstanding students each year, it’s also about recognizing outstanding Central Piedmont faculty members who have demonstrated a love and talent for teaching, as well as showing care and concern for their students. Help the SGA recognize some of our best teachers by nominating a Central Piedmont faculty member (professor, mentors, advisors, etc.) for a special recognition.

Click here to nominate an outstanding teacher. Nominations will close on Wednesday, April 3 and the SGA will be in touch with you regarding this special recognition soon after. In addition, the SGA will be responsible for providing the invitation to the nominated faculty member.

The Teaching Excellence Awards Ceremony will take place on Friday, April 26, from 2-4 p.m. on Central Campus, in Overcash Center, Tate Hall.

If you have questions, please email


Student Life Trip to the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts+Culture

On Friday, Feb. 8, at noon, Student Life will be taking students on a guided tour of the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture. Students are asked to meet at in the Worrell Building on Central Campus. The group will be taking the trolley uptown and walking to the Gantt Center. Students should expect to arrive back to Central Campus by 3 p.m.


STI/HIV Testing in Worrell on Feb. 5

Did you know that in 2016, 1 in 5 cases of HIV in Mecklenburg County were young adults between the ages of 20 and 24?

Student Life is partnering with the Mecklenburg County Health Department to offer free and confidential STI and HIV testing on Tuesday, February 5 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in Worrell, Room 1112.

This is a free event, open to the entire Central Piedmont community. Contact with questions.