HAWK HINT of the month
Still feeling like you need some extra help? Check out the new "Cup of Success" Tuesdays to be held at the Student Success Center on the Prince Frederick Campus. These sessions will be held on the dates below in the Flagship Building, Room 125, 9-11 a.m. or 4-5:30 p.m. Students can stop by for refreshments and some academic success coaching to help them obtain their academic goals!
The ARTS at CSM
Children's Theatre presents
A Thousand Cranes!
A Thousand Cranes
October 10 at 7 p.m.
October 11 at 2 and 7 p.m.
Help Sadako fold 1000 cranes!
Bring your cranes to the Box Office. All collected cranes will be donated to Children's National Health System. Learn more.
October 2014 EDITION
FALL into Success
We are here to help you succeed at CSM. Take advantage of the many resources we offer to help you be a success!
Academic Advising Appointments are Now Available!
Now is the perfect time to work with an advisor to create a semester-by-semester plan of your coursework at CSM. Let's review your evaluation for your program of study and discuss other CSM and transfer opportunities.
If you are graduating at the end of the fall semester, meet with us to complete an application for graduation. The deadline to apply to walk in the winter commencement ceremony is November 15. The deadline to apply to receive your diploma is December 15.
Please make your appointment today! Visit our advising page for office hours, upcoming events, and other information.
Student Success Resources
The Student Success Center offers a number of resources during the semester to help you succeed.
- • Traditional Workshops
- • Online Workshops
- • One-on-One Help - Need one-on-one assistance with note taking, organization, and time management strategies? Make an appointment! Call 301-934-7657 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- • Tutoring - Tutors continue to be added to the fall semester schedules for all campuses. Check the listing online frequently.
Take Over the CSM Instagram Account and Win a $25 Gas Card!
To enter, take as many of the following photos on Instagram as you would like, tag them with #CSMfalltakeover
by October 21:
- • A selfie showing your CSM pride
- • Attending a CSM event
- • Your Fall semester textbooks
- • A scenic campus portrait
- • Your favorite campus study spot
- • You and friends on campus
- • Your favorite meal to eat on campus
- • You taking a class
This contest is open to CSM students. Remember to set your account to public and include #CSMfalltakeover on your pictures.
Upcoming Events in Diversity
October is a busy month in the Institutional Equity and Diversity Office! Click on an event below for details.
Hispanic Heritage Month Celebrations:
- • Spirit of Peru: Traditional Peruvian Cuisine and Marinera Dancers
Thursday, October 9, 2:30-4 p.m., La Plata Campus
- • Dia de Los Muertos Celebration -
Face and Skull painting and screening of Calling Home the Dead
Thursday, October 30, 2:30-4 p.m., La Plata Campus
National Coming Out Day Celebrations:
- • Intersection of Faith and Sexuality with Pastor Chris Glaser
Tuesday, October 7, 2:30-4 p.m., Prince Frederick Campus and 6-7:30 p.m., La Plata Campus
- • Jeans Day
Tuesday, October 7, All campuses, all day
Show your support for members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning community by wearing blue jeans to celebrate National Coming Out Day. Stickers symbolizing support will also be provided on each campus through the Student Life coordinators.
- • Through My Eyes - Documentary Screening and Discussion
Thursday, October 16, 2:30-4 p.m., Leonardtown Campus
Disabilities Awareness Month Events:
- • When I Walk - Documentary Screening and Discussion
Monday, October 27, 7-8:30 p.m., La Plata Campus
- • Disabilities and the Inclusive Society
Tuesday, October 28, 6-7:30 p.m., La Plata Campus
Go Global with CSM!
These courses provide an exciting opportunity to earn credits outside the traditional classroom. The courses are a blend of classroom education with foreign travel for a chance to gain knowledge, experience, and memories.
2015 trips include:
Istanbul: March 13-20, 2015
Belize: March 13-22, 2015
The Gambia: June 1-8, 2015
United Kingdom: July 23 - August 4, 2015
Attention Students with Disabilities!
Join us for the following upcoming events!
Engaging Young Adults on the Spectrum (EYAS)
This group aims to provide resources and strategies to assist students diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder in their transition to college. The EYAS Support Group will meet once every other week. The day and time of the Leonardtown Campus EYAS meetings are:
- • Thursday, October 9, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
- • Thursday, October 23, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
- • Thursday, November 6, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Interested in finding a federal job or internship?
The Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP) may be able to help! The WRP connects federal sector employers nationwide with highly motivated college students and recent graduates with disabilities. This is done by conducting annual interviews with students who are interested to gain work experience through internships or part-time or full-time employment.
If you are interested in participating in this program, please contact Disability Support Services.
Important Registration Dates
Last Chance to Register for
Get ahead this semester and earn credits toward your degree in half the time. Register now for Minisession II. Add an additional class or take multiple classes to save money and get closer to completing your degree. Minisession II classes start on October 23.
Priority Enrollment for Spring 2015 Opens in October
Priority Registration for Spring 2015 for current students begins the week of October 20. See registration dates below:
- • Returning students with 45+ credits: October 20
- • Returning students with 30+ credits: October 21
- • Returning students with 15+ credits: October 22
- • Returning students with 1+ credits: October 23
Spring 2015 classes will be available for browsing in myCSMD starting October 13.
A PDF of scheduled classes will be available by October 9 at www.csmd.edu/Academics/Schedule to help you plan your semester.
Want to Be Published?
The deadline for submissions for the Fall 2014 Connections literary magazine is October 31. Poetry, short stories, and black-and-white photography are accepted for consideration. Click here for submission guidelines.
Connections Literary Magazine is a regional literary journal published twice a year that features poems, stories, artwork, and photography. Some issues feature material from visiting writers. Publication readings take place in December and May each year.
Don't Miss the Next Connections Literary Series Reading with Novelist Lydia Netzer
CSM's 2014 Fall Connections Literary Series will showcase novelist Lydia Netzer beginning at 7:30 p.m., October 10, at the La Plata Campus, Center for Business and Industry in the Dr. John M. Sine Conference Room, Room 103.
Netzer's latest work, How to Tell Toledo from the Night Sky, follows the lives of cosmologist George Dermont and scientist Irene Sparks. They have everything in common, but their attraction was not fate. In fact, their mothers raised them separately to become each other's soulmates. Netzer's third novel is described as a mind-bending, heart-shattering love story that explores the conflicts of fate and determinism and asks how much of life is under our control and what is pre-ordained. Learn more.
Veteran-Only Class Available Spring 2015
Veterans and family members of veterans are invited to enroll in a new course offering in Spring 2015, ENG-2970: Writing Workshop for Veterans and/or Family Members of Veterans.
It will be available on the La Plata Campus on Tuesdays from 5:45 to 8:35 p.m. and on the Leonardtown Campus on Wednesdays from 5:45 to 8:35 p.m.
Led by veterans who are published writers and who hold MA or MFA writing degrees, the workshops provide veterans, active duty members, and family members with the support, the encouragement, and the skills to tell and develop their stories through fiction or non-fiction.
CSM also offers veterans the opportunity to get involved through our Veterans Organization. The organization has representation on all campuses. Learn more by contacting La Plata Veterans Organization faculty advisor William Moroney or the Leonardtown Veterans Organization faculty advisor Wayne Karlin.
Student Volunteers Needed for the Pulse of Southern Maryland Opinion Poll
CSM is looking for student volunteers to participate in the Pulse of Southern Maryland public opinion telephone poll. Participating in Pulse is a great opportunity for students to gain self-confidence and a beginning skill set for dealing with the public as a professional.
Telephone surveys will be conducted as follows:
November 17, 18, 19 and 20
5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
La Plata Campus, Center for Business and Industry (BI Building), Room 113E
Participants will be provided with scripts, pre-printed surveys, and sheets of telephone numbers. Complimentary pizza will be served. Due to a limited number of spaces, electronic pre-registration is required at: www.surveymonkey.com/s/R9F6V8J.
The results of the survey will be published in Southern Maryland Newspapers. For more information, contact Pat Schroeder at email@example.com.