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Community Outreach

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Community Relations
Headlines@csmd.edu
8730 Mitchell Road
PO Box 910
La Plata, MD 20646-0910
301-934-7701

Community Outreach

CSM In The Community

As a community partner, CSM participates in and supports events happening throughout Southern Maryland. Some upcoming events where you'll find CSM involved are:

November 15: Calvert Memorial Hospital

November 21: MedStar St. Mary's Hospital Wrapped in Red

November 28: Leonardtown Business Association Christmas on the Square

November 28-30: Calvert Hospice Festival of Trees

December: Garden in Lights, Annmarie Gardens

Southern Maryland Perspectives

Join CSM President Dr. Bradley Gottfried on Sunday mornings as he interviews and highlights local newsmakers on Southern Maryland radio with SOMAR Communications. “Southern Maryland Perspectives,” is a half-hour talk show that airs at:

  • 7 a.m. on WKIK 102.9 FM
  • 7:30 a.m. on WYRX 97.7 FM
  • 8 a.m. on WSMD 98.3 FM

Upcoming schedule:

November 9: Sherry Santana: A Primer on Performing in Community Theater

November 16: Jim Gerondakis: “What is it like to be an…EMT”

November 23: Tim Morgan: Charles County’s new tourism director

For a sample of previous interviews, please click the photos below.

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Connections authors were featured as part of the Southern Maryland Perspective radio show. Barbara Hurd, left, and Frederick Reuss, right, joined CSM President Dr. Gottfried to discuss their literary efforts. To view the current Connections schedule, please visit here.
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CSM-TV

CSM-TV is the cable access station serving the College of Southern Maryland, its faculty, staff, and students, and community viewers.

Cable studio photo   CSM-TV strives to provide high-quality educational and informational programming which showcase the College of Southern Maryland and in support of its events and projects. As a part of the local educational access cable system, CSM-TV produces original shows and acquires a vast array of public interest programming. Additionally, the channel provides an outlet for programming produced by students enrolled in CSM's Digital Media Production program of study.
CSM-TV is simulcast on Comcast Channel 98 and Verizon Channel 16 in Charles County. In St. Mary's County, the college shares content with other higher education institutions on Metrocast Channel 98. Additionally, many of CSM-TV programs may be viewed on demand at CSM's YouTube channel, at http://www.youtube.com/csmdtube.

Questions, comments or concerns may be addressed to the Executive Producer/Station Manager Patricia Christofaro, at:

P.O. Box 910
La Plata, MD 20646
301-934-7702 or
PChristofaro@csmd.edu

 

Charles County Public Access Station

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Charles County's Local Public Access Channel is made available through funding from the Charles County Government to residents of Charles County on a non-discriminatory basis. A user must be an individual, organization or institution that has a legal address in Charles County. Public access programming airs on Verizon Channel 12 and Comcast Channel 99 in Charles County.

The studio is physically located at the College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, Francis P. Chiaramonte, MD Center for Science and Technology, Room ST-139. Equipment and facility reservations are made on a first-come, first-served basis to certified users with a Statement of Compliance on file.

For information on use of the Charles County Public Access channel, contact Station Manager Patricia Christofaro at 301-934-7702 or PChristofaro@csmd.edu.

Solomons Plein Air Festival


The Solomons Plein Air Festival is an Open Air Painting Extravaganza held annually with proceeds to benefit a scholarship for CSM students through the CSM Foundation as well as community events through the Solomons Business Association. For information about the event, see here.



 

Speaker Series

The Speaker Series feature college and community experts on current trends and topics throughout the year at each of the college's campuses. Programs are free and include a presentation as well as a question-and-answer format for the audience.

Southern Maryland Pulse

Taking the Pulse of Southern Maryland, students at CSM during fall and spring semesters surveys Southern Maryland residents on various issues and trends. Since fall 2008, CSM has provided the Southern Maryland community with feedback and trends on subjects such as military presence in the region, healthcare, recreation, energy, transportation and Internet access.


The results are provided to local media for reporting in the Southern Maryland Newspapers as well as the executive summary is published here. For a deeper look into how the Pulse comes together each semester, read more here.

The college has earned bronze recognition from the National Council of Marketing and Public Relations, District I for its work on this initiative.

Previous Pulse Surveys are available by clicking on the links below:

   Fall  Spring
 2013

 

 
 2012 President Election

Presidential Outlook

Taxes Report
 2011

Weather, Climate Report

Shopping Report

Schools Report

Budget Report
 2010

Economy Report

Expectations for Elected Officials Report
Internet Access Report

Elected Officials Report
 2009

Recreation Report

Economy Report
Healthcare Report

Military Presence Report

 2008 Energy Report

Economy Report

Election Report

Economy Report

 2007 Slots Report

Diet Report