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History & Culture

The Trail of History Takes Shape

Monday, April 13th at 9:30 a.m.

 

9:30 am - 10:20 am

Tate Hall, Overcash Building


We all like to take a stroll down memory lane, and now you really can! Five historic figures from Mecklenburg’s past are now enshrined in bronze on the Trail of History along the Little Sugar Creek Greenway that borders CPCC’s Central Campus. Join Gwen Cook, Scott Syfert and Gary Ritter as they discuss the process of creating this new addition to Charlotte’s cultural landscape.

 



Project Life Bone Marrow Drive

Wednesday, April 15th at 9 a.m.

 

9 am - 4 pm

Central Campus Quad

 

On Wednesday and Thursday, April 15 and 16th, from 9am-4pm in the CPCC Central Campus Quad, local community members, together with CPCC students, faculty and staff, who are interested in being added to the National Bone Marrow Registry, will visit Central Piedmont Community College’s (CPCC) Central Campus to participate in Project Life’s 4th annual bone marrow donor typing drive.



Behailu Academy Collaborative Art and Poetry Workshop

Wednesday, April 15th at 11 a.m.

 

11 am - 2 pm

Cato II Atrium, Cato Campus

 

Behailu Academy Art and Poetry Workshop will be a Cato Campus collaborative venture featuring visual art and poetry by middle and high school students, hands-on demonstration and practice in visual art mediums and poetry mentoring for all attendees.



The Psychology Class Band presents: Eric Clapton & George Harrison...Unplugged

Wednesday, April 15th at noon

 

Levine Campus Atrium

 

You’d be hard pressed to imagine two more influential rock musicians than Eric Clapton and George Harrison. They have inspired millions of fans worldwide, over several generations, and their musical collaborations…. are legendary. The Psychology Class Band’s (PCB) Sensoria Performance will touch base with a number of these gems, as well as highlight their superb songwriting abilities.



Gold Mining in Charlotte

Wednesday, April 15th at 6 p.m.

 

Elizabeth Classroom Building, Room 1106

 

The first gold rush in the United States took place in western North Carolina. In the early nineteenth-century, gold mining emerged as an important industry in what is now downtown Charlotte. New immigrants came to Charlotte for gold mining, and a U.S. mint was established on Trade Street in Charlotte. The program examines the history of gold mining in Charlotte and the role it played in the development of the city we know today.



Project Life Bone Marrow Drive

Thursday, April 16th at 9 a.m.

 

9 am - 4 pm

Central Campus Quad

 

On Wednesday and Thursday, April 15 and 16th, from 9am-4pm in the CPCC Central Campus Quad, local community members, together with CPCC students, faculty and staff, who are interested in being added to the National Bone Marrow Registry, will visit Central Piedmont Community College’s (CPCC) Central Campus to participate in Project Life’s 4th annual bone marrow donor typing drive. 



Gold Mining in Charlotte

Thursday, April 16th at 11 a.m.

 

11 am - 12:15 pm

Elisabeth Classroom Building, Room 1108


The first gold rush in the United States took place in western North Carolina. In the early nineteenth-century, gold mining emerged as an important industry in what is now downtown Charlotte. New immigrants came to Charlotte for gold mining, and a U.S. mint was established on Trade Street in Charlotte. The program examines the history of gold mining in Charlotte and the role it played in the development of the city we know today.



World Experience

Friday, April 17th at 9:30 a.m.

 

Overcash Building Lobby, 1st Floor

 

Come expand your knowledge as CPCC students and faculty showcase a Global Learning Experience.  History and Psychology collaborate to bring this interactive, student-driven academic and cultural exchange.



Test Your Global Knowledge

Friday, April 17th at 9:30 a.m.

 

9:30 am - Noon

Overcash Lobby, 2nd Floor

 

Think you’ve got what it takes?  Know more about the world around you then 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.