Campus Activities Board – How Can You Get Involved?

Greetings fellow, students!

My name is Jamie Roldan-Moquete, Executive Director for the Campus Activities Board (CAB) for the 2020-2021 academic year. CAB is a student-led organization that provides social, educational, and recreational events and activities. 

As an organization that serves the Central Piedmont Campus Community, our goal is to offer opportunities to strengthen student engagement and enhance your college experience. Although we would love to be on campus interacting with each other face-to-face, we’ve worked hard throughout the summer transitioning to a 100% virtual environment. The best part is we can now stay connected across all Central Piedmont campuses.

Did you know that all of the events we host are free and developed by students, just like you? Take a break from the books and get involved in several fun and memorable events this fall semester. 

For more information, please visit the college website and follow us on Instagram for event updates and giveaways! (@cabcentralpiedmont)

Thank you and best of luck this year!

Jamie Roldan-Moquete

Top Ways to Stay Connected This Week

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 is hosting a food share event on Harris Campus, where members of our community can get access to FREE food! The best part is, you don’t even have to leave your car, because it’s a Drive-Thru event! Join us Friday, September 11, 10:30 – 11:30 am. Advance registration is required. Register Today!
  2. Perspectives: Book Club: Service-Learning invites you to learn from other’s experiences through reading their stories. Students will read each month’s book and join us in the discussion each third Friday at 1:00. To learn more, please contact Lindsey.Graves@cpcc.edu.
  3. Service-Learning Dialogue Series: Be apart of the conversation! Join in on one of our dialogue series on current events, racial justice, or social justice. Contact Lauren.Estes@cpcc.edu to learn more.
  4. Click and Relax, Wednesday, September 2 from 4pm-5pm: Click and add color to many historic works of art from history via Google Arts and Culture experiments. Listen to relaxing music or top hits while you re-create historic works of art. You will be able to engage with other students, staff, and share your works. Zoom link.
  5. “Lunch and Introduction,” Thursday, September 3 from 12pm-1pm: The Library and Academic Learning Center will present information regarding virtual services and engage directly with students to answer questions and provide resources. Zoom link.
Visit the Student Events Calendar and follow Student Life Instagram @cpccstudentlife to learn more about upcoming student events.

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

Student Life: Lunch and Introduction Virtual Sessions

During this time where we’re all online together, it’s still possible to stay connected to each other and to Central Piedmont. Join Student Life and learn more about some important resources from around the college. Experienced staff will present on their departments, how to connect utilize services virtually, and answering any questions.

 1. Thursday August 27th, 12pm-1pm

Single-Stop and Counseling: The Single Stop Office is available online or by phone to help connect students to a variety of basic needs support. Counseling Services will continue to address the needs for Pre-Health Program advisement, Probation and Suspension students, and personal counseling through phone and WebEx appointments. – Zoom link

2. Thursday September 3rd, 12pm-1pm

Library and Academic Learning Center: The Library is open and available to provide online, email, text or chat and limited in-person support to students. Visit the Library’s website to learn more about availability and services. The Academic Learning Center continues to provide free online tutoring services to curriculum-level students. –  Zoom link

3. Thursday September 10th, 12pm-1pm

TRiO and Mentoring & Bridge: Mentoring programs provide a structured and trusted relationship that brings you together with a caring instructor, staff member, or administrator who can offer guidance, support, and encouragement. – Zoom link

4. Thursday September 24th, 12pm-1pm

Student Life and Service-Learning: Student Life has designed fun virtual student experiences, opportunities to build personal and professional skills, and ways that you can connect with other students. Service-Learning works with instructors and community partners to provide you with volunteer and service-learning opportunities. – Zoom link 

Get Connected to Student Life!

You’ve got your schedule, you’ve logged into Blackboard and your Central Piedmont email. What’s next on your list? GET INVOLVED!

Student Life has spent the summer designing fun virtual student experiences and we look forward to a year of social spaces, plenty of opportunity to build personal and professional skills, and ways that you can connect with other students who share your interests and goals. We might be at a distance from one other, but connection still matters (and it helps you be a better student).

Here’s what you can look forward to:

  • Welcome Week: Some fun, including trivia, games and a virtual student club fair!
  • E-Sports: New for 2020! We know lots of you are gamers, and we think this will be a popular addition!
  • Civic Engagement: 2020 has been an important year for our country and community. Find ways to connect to voting, volunteering, important issues, and more!
  • Leadership Development: You can learn more about your talents, developing skills for your career. Our Summer Leadership Academy was popular, and we’ll have new opportunities for brand new and returning student leaders.
  • Current issues: Look for programs and conversations about racial justice, inclusion, making change, and asking tough questions.
  • Wellness: These days can be difficult for everyone, so learning healthy strategies for managing stress and anxiety are important skills.
  • Student Clubs: Virtual organizations are possible! Look for our club fair Aug. 20 and club interest meetings on the calendar soon.

How can you keep posted on what we’re doing? Three easy steps!

  1. Follow @cpccstudentlife on Instagram! The best way to see what we’re all about!
  2. Download the Central Piedmont app (you need it anyhow!) and you can find our Student Life Events Calendar there.
  3. Click here to check out our website and see our events calendar there.

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! Be sure to visit the Student Life Events Calendar for all our virtual events!

  1. Stay active and join our community partner, the Latin American Coalition, in their virtual run to support Charlotte’s immigrant communities affected by the COVID-19 crisis. Unlike a traditional race, a Virtual Run/Walk takes place where you are and when you want, anytime from May 4th through June 8th, 2020. Visit https://sharecharlotte.org/city-immigrants-virtual-run​ for more information.
  2. Join the online Seat at the Table with the Family Resource Center. Seat at the Table is a program created for students, faculty, and staff to have conversations that relate to their everyday lives outside of work and the (virtual) classroom. Friendships, mental health, self-care, and establishing boundaries are among the many topics that will be held during this stressful time. We meet online on Wednesdays at 12:30pm. Click here to joinusing the following meeting information (Meeting ID: 937-2645-1123 Meeting Password: 861458).
  3. Spring is a great time to set new goals. Adrienne Charleston, Life Coach, was supposed to take part in this year’s Sensoria celebration, and we are capturing her motivating talk here. She’ll discuss how to make goals, plan for each step, and achieve goals–with a tailored approach given the current pandemic paradigm.
  4. Looking for a way to stay connected and give back to the community? Make sure you follow @cpccstudentlife on Instagram on Mondays. Every Monday, we will rotate a  “how-to” video on an at-home service project with a Central Piedmont spotlight on one of our great community partners that you can volunteer with! ​
  5. Finals are coming! Study hard and connect with Central Piedmont Tutoring Services for any last minute preparation that you need support with. Visit their website for information on how to schedule a virtual visit and for free resources that can help you finish that last project or write that last paper.

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

Summer Leadership Academy Application Deadline is May 22

Looking for ways to maintain your good momentum into next school year? Have some free time to improve your leadership skills? Join Student Life for our virtual summer series – the Summer Leadership Academy.

This free opportunity will connect you with other Central Piedmont students, offer you the opportunity to develop and practice important skills in time management, communication, conflict resolution, inclusion, and others – all things that will help you grow as a student and a professional.

Space is limited, so be sure to complete this ONLINE REGISTRATION form by May 22. This virtual series will meet online beginning Tuesday, May 26 from 2pm – 3:30pm, and will meet weekly on Tuesday afternoons for 8 weeks. We expect these sessions to be informative, interactive, and maybe even fun!

Students new to Central Piedmont are also welcome, but we ask that you have already completed your registration for Fall 2020 in order to be eligible to join. You do not need to be registered for the Summer 2020 semester. Students will need to be able to meet weekly, using a mobile device. At the end of our summer, students will receive a certificate acknowledging their successful completion of the program, which is a benefit to add to any resume or portfolio!

Put your free time this summer to good use! Join us!

Questions? Contact Student.Life@cpcc.edu

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! Be sure to visit the Student Life Events Calendar for all our virtual events!

  1. Join the online Seat at the Table with the Family Resource Center. Seat at the Table is a program created for students, faculty, and staff to have conversations that relate to their everyday lives outside of work and the (virtual) classroom. Friendships, mental health, self-care, and establishing boundaries are among the many topics that will be held during this stressful time. We meet online on Wednesdays at 12:30pm. Click here to join using the following meeting information (Meeting ID: 937-2645-1123 Meeting Password: 861458).
  2. Staying Connected While Staying Home: Civic Tech for Community Organizing. This program includes Christine Edwards, CEO of Amplify Charlotte, April 29th, 3pm-4pm. Join viaWebEx. We’ll cover strategies and best practices of staying connected through civic engagement while at home. Contact justin.knoll@cpcc.edu with any questions.
  3. Like poetry? Watch our SWAG (Student Writers’ Assembled Guild) students as they read their own poems and poems by US Poet Laureate Joy Harjo. These students would have presented at an Open Mic for all at Levine Campus, and Joy Harjo was scheduled as our Irene Blair Honeycutt Distinguished Lecturer for Sensoria 2020.
  4. Attend the FREE webinar for students – “Crisis Budget Management.” We are offering this program each week through the end of the term.  Learn important information about how you can best manage your money through this difficult time. Click here to see our options of dates, to register, and to receive login information for joining the webinar. You can also visit the Student Life Events Calendar for complete details as well.
  5. Volunteer from your home and challenge others to get involved too! Stay active and join us as we raise awareness and funds to help community partner, Cool Kids, who works to support kids with cancer. They are holding a virtual 5K challenge! You can run or walk 5K, invite your friends, share on social media and support a good cause!

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

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. Visit the Student Life Events Calendar for some easy ways to maintain your connections virtually!

  1. Attend the FREE webinar for students – “Crisis Budget Management.” We are offering this program each week through the end of the term.  Learn important information about how you can best manage your money through this difficult time. Click here to see our options of dates, to register, and to receive login information for joining the webinar. You can also visit the Student Life Events Calendar for complete details as well.
  2. Looking for a good social support group during this strange time? Join Danielle, from the Central Piedmont Family Resource Center, for FRC virtual open office hours on Thursdays at 4pm, beginning April 23. She’ll host students for a virtual group gathering with guided discussion on healthy practices during this stressful time. Visit the Student Life Events calendar for details or email Danielle.Dosunmu@cpcc.edu if you’d like to attend!
  3. Join Student Life and the Central Piedmont Library to jam with DJ-CK in celebration of National Library Week on Friday, April 24, 6pm-8pm. Library Live 2020 is being sponsored by CP Library and Student Life, and students, faculty and staff are invited to jam with DJ-CK as he plays classic music from major recording artists. Let us bring you some joy as you shelter in place!
  4. Visit our student juried art show! Support your fellow student artists who were selected to participate in this special event. Click here to see the full show.
  5. Miss the blood drive that Central Piedmont hosted? There are many other opportunities in our community as donating blood is a priority need right now. Click here to learn about other blood drive opportunities.

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

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. Single Stop is offering a webinar for students – “Crisis Budget Management” – on Wednesday, April 15 at 3pm. Learn important information about how you can best manage your money through this difficult time. Click here to register and receive login information to join the webinar. Questions? Email Student.Life@cpcc.edu
  2. 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.
  3. Know a teacher who has gone the extra mile or who has made an awesome transition to teaching online? The SGA has extended their nomination for the 2nd Annual Teaching Excellence Awards until April 24. Nominate a great Central Piedmont teacher and thank them for their work.
  4. Mark your calendar for your priority registration dates. Summer priority registration and fall priority registration begin Fri., April 17. Be sure to check in with Academic Advising to make sure you are registering for the right classes! 
  5. Show us your Central Piedmont SFH (study from home) pride by tagging @cpccstudentlife and @centralpiedmontcc wearing your Central Piedmont gear in your at home classroom!

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. Student Life would like to continue connecting with students, and we need your help!  Help us identify some activities, information, and ideas that students might be interested in during this time. Tell us your thoughts in this online survey!
  2. Applications for the 2020-2021 Ruth G. Shaw Scholarship and Women’s Leadership Program are now available! Click here to learn more and to access the online application, due April 17.
  3. Stay active! Follow CPCC Student Life on Instagram, and watch out for our weekly workouts with Lindsey (and other fun things too!)! FaceTime a friend and stay fit together.
  4. Many of us had Sensoria events on our calendars. We’re sad it was canceled, but here’s a reading from the US Poet Laureate, Joy Harjo, who would have joined us on campus.
  5. Connect with classmates and your teacher using WebEx Teams! It’s helpful, free to students, and easy to use!

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. Service-In-Action Event: Children’s Theatre (Off-Campus): (Wed, March. 11, 9 am-11am and 11am-1pm)  Student volunteers will assist in ushering in school groups attending the playhouse to watch the performance. They are welcome to watch most of the performance, and then at the conclusion, will assist in ushering the school groups back outside to their buses. Ushers are asked to wear a print-free white top and black bottoms or a Central Piedmont shirt. Volunteers will be indoors and will be able to store their coats and bags if necessary. **5 volunteers requested at each shift. Please sign up here.
  2. Spring Fling (Merancas Campus): (Mon, March 16, 9:30 am-11:30am)
    Join Student Life and SGA for our annual spring festival! There will be various recreational activities, arts and crafts, treats, and music! Please contact: Cassie.Sinkovitz@cpcc.edu
  3. Spring Fest (City View Campus): (Tues, March 17, 11am-2:00pm) Join us for a day full of music, games, and activities. Contact: John.gomez@cpcc.edu
  4. Women’s Rights: Let’s Talk –Valiant Women of the Vote (Central Campus): (Tue, March 17, 11am-1:30pm) Join us for a discussion on Women’s Rights in honor of Women’s History Month. Light refreshments served.
  5. Where Are My Clovers?: (Central Campus): (Tue, March 17, 12:30 pm-3pm) The Campus Activities Board is hosting a St. Patrick’s Day-themed scavenger hunt around Central campus! There will be prizes for those who find all the clues. The first clue is at our Table at the Worrell Patio. There will be free snacks, prizes, and bead necklaces!

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

  1. Please sign up here. for this event using the following link: CPCC Service-In-Action Website Address: ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center, 300 E 7th St, Charlotte, NC 28202. There are two shifts you may sign up for on this project.

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.

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.International students sit on ground working

  1. Volunteer Fair (Levine Campus): (Wed., Feb. 19, 11:30am-1pm) Stop by and meet local nonprofits and community organizations! These organizations have multiple opportunities for students to gain service hours and give back to their community. Contact: lindsey.graves@cpcc.edu for more information.
  2. Business Etiquette Lunch Training (Central Campus): (Thu., Feb. 20, 11:30am-12:30pm) Professional work settings may require you to join your future boss for a meal. Do you have the skills to eat while speaking professionally? Wonder which fork to use? Do you need to practice your “small talk” with strangers? Students will have free lunch in the Van Every Culinary building at Central Campus the following week, and this mandatory etiquette training session is required the week before the lunch. Contact jennifer.conway@cpcc.edu for more information.
  3. Service In Action – Reedy Creek Elementary (Off-Campus): (Sat., Feb. 22, 10am-2pm) Students will participate in the festival for parents and students at the school. Volunteers will work in partners to run the exhibits, teachers will be present to guide and explain. Volunteers will be indoors and it is suggested that they wear a t shirt with jeans and sneakers (casual). Please sign up for this event using the following link: CPCC Service-In-Action Website
  4. Recreation Volleyball (Central Campus): (Mon., Feb. 24, 1pm-3pm) Come on out to the Worrell gymnasium and play some volleyball! Drop-in style of play with teams based on who shows up first. Open to all currently enrolled CP students with current semester sticker. Appropriate dress required to participate.
  5. Black History Month Trivia (Harper Campus): (Tue., Feb. 25, 11:30am-1pm) Join us at the Harper 4 First Floor Atrium to show off your history skills and learn some great Black History Month facts!

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

Applications Available For Student Leadership Conference

Each spring, the Office of Student Life takes a group of students for a weekend-long leadership training. The Student Leadership Conference provides an exceptional learning opportunity for student leaders who are involved in or are interested in a leadership role in any campus student organization. A powerful growth experience awaits you — are you ready?

The Leadership Conference is designed to:

  • recruit quality student leaders for the upcoming academic year
  • create camaraderie and teamwork among student leaders
  • reduce cultural barriers among student leaders.
  • give all participants an opportunity for personal growth and development

You can expect to be introduced to experiences to help you become more self-affirming, self-directed, open, and empathetic in your communication with others, and aware of strategies for planning and implementing campus activities.

The three-day training workshop will include mini-lectures, group activities, small group discussions and sharing, directed conversations, team-building activities, and informal interaction with fellow participants and faculty/staff facilitators.

Applications are available in any Student Life Office at any campus. A $20 refundable application fee applies. Deadline to apply is Friday, March 6.