Weekly HawkTalk Student e-Newsletter

IMPORTANT DATES

hawktalk_icons_calendar.jpgApril 8: Last day to withdraw without a grade or change a credit to an audit (or vice versa) for Spring 15-Week Term
April 22 - 25
: Fall priority registration opens for returning students
April 23: Last day to withdraw without a grade or change a credit to an audit (or vice versa) for Spring 7-Week Term II

ANNOUNCEMENTS

stl_springfling_400x400.jpgSPRING FLING 2024: PARTY ON THE BAYOU

Let the good times roll and grab your beads, as we bring Mardi Gras to Southern Maryland! Join the 2024 Spring Fling Party on the Bayou April 9 - 10 and 16 - 17. Enjoy games, food, activities, and more. And best of all, it’s free!

April 9: Leonardtown Campus

April 17: La Plata Campus

SOCIAL JUSTICE WEEK APRIL 8-11

CSM’s annual Social Justice Week returns this week, with in-person and virtual events. This year’s theme is “Our Backyard and Beyond: Environmental Justice for All.” Please note, some events require advance registration; be sure to check the calendar event entry for details!

  • April 8: Documentary Screening, “Eroding History: The Impact of Climate Change on Communities of Color in Maryland;” Climate Change and Human Trafficking in Southern Maryland
  • April 9: Cows, Climate, and World Hunger; Climate Anxiety and Eco-Grief
  • April 10: Hope, Cynicism, and the Psychology of Climate Change Denial; Social Justice in Global Times; Mallows Bay Ghost Fleet in Southern Maryland
  • April 11: “The Lorax” and Transcending the Call from Environmentalism to Activism

TIME IS RUNNING OUT: APPLY TO GRADUATE!

If you’ll complete your program of study this spring, don’t forget to apply to graduate! While the deadline to participate in the ceremony has passed, the final deadline to apply for graduation to receive your diploma only is April 15.
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HUNGRY?

Grab something scrumptious on campus this week from one of our visiting food trucks! The food truck and vendor schedule includes food from Calvert Crabs, Freshly Made 4 You, Grizzly Mountain Grill, YaYa's Trini Truck, and Taste of the Tides. As a reminder, CSM has partnered with vendors to offer $8 and $10 value meal deals. We also expanded the healthy options available in our vending machines at all CSM locations. View the food truck and vendor schedule on each campus for the week of April 8.
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UPCOMING ATHLETICS EVENTS

UPCOMING ATHLETICS EVENTS

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Check out the calendar for CSM Athletics and come out to cheer your Hawks on to victory at their next home games!
April 13: Softball vs. Howard Community College
April 17: Softball vs. Anne Arundel Community College
ATHLETICS CALENDAR

HAPPENING THIS WEEK

SCREENING: ‘ERODING HISTORY: THE IMPACT OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON COMMUNITIES OF COLOR IN MARYLAND’

On April 9, CSM’s Miller Center for Leadership and the Environmental Justice Journalism Initiative are showing the documentary “Eroding History,” which tells the story of two Black communities on Deal Island, on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, that find themselves at the intersection of sea level rise, historic racism, and the disappearance of Black communities.
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COWS, CLIMATE, AND WORLD HUNGER: A CONVERSATION WITH DR. PETER BALLERSTEDT

Forage agronomist Dr. Peter Ballerstedt joins us April 9 to explore the place of livestock in human and planetary health and separate myth from fact regarding climate change, livestock, and world hunger.
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Career Closet Chat and Chew

CAREER CLOSET CHAT AND CHEW

On April 10, learn more about CSM’s Career Closet and the benefits of dressing for success with CSM’s Student Needs and Outreach Department and the Career Services team.
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WARD VIRTS CONCERT SERIES: PIANIST RUSSELL WILSON

Join CSM on April 13 for the latest installment of the Ward Virts Concert Series, as we welcome pianist Russell Wilson to the Prince Frederick Campus.
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NEXT WEEK'S EVENTS

SPRING TRI-COUNTY JOB AND CAREER FAIR

On April 16, connect with employers throughout the region at the Tri-County Job and Career Fair. This event is free and open to the public.
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MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF LABOR INFORMATION SESSION FOR MILITARY-CONNECTED STUDENTS

Join CSM’s Veterans Affairs team and the Maryland Department of Labor on April 17 for an information session on applying for VA education benefits, employment opportunities, and more.
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UNDERSTANDING THE GRIEF JOURNEY

On April 18, join CSM Counseling Services and grief facilitator Beverley Allen for an informative, heartfelt presentation about the myths and realities surrounding grief; the impact of grief on mind, body, and spirit; and insight on navigating through the grief experience toward hope and healing.
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CSM Theater presents “The Glass Menagerie”

‘THE GLASS MENAGERIE’

CSM Theater presents “The Glass Menagerie” with performances April 19 through 21 and April 26 through 28. Tennessee Williams’ classic play takes a close look at the illusions that people create to persevere through hardship—and what happens when those fragile constructions begin to crack and collapse.
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ART OF INNOVATION STEAM FESTIVAL

Mark your calendar for the Art of Innovation STEAM Festival on April 20! Bring the whole family for a day of free, fun activities for all ages, including hands-on STEAM activities, games, art exhibits, performances, and tech demonstrations.
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TRANSFER SERVICES NEWS

TRANSFER THURSDAYS

Connect directly with our transfer partners and get answers to your questions, straight from the source! Learn more and register for the sessions you’re interested in at www.csmd.edu/TransferThursdays.

This week, April 11: University of South Carolina, Mount St. Mary's University

Next week, April 18: Southern New Hampshire University, Virginia Commonwealth University

ON-CAMPUS ADMISSIONS VISITS

Meet on campus with admissions representatives from CSM’s transfer partners! Learn more about the institutions, their programs, and the transfer process.
April 8: University of Maryland Eastern Shore, La Plata Campus
April 9: St. Mary’s College of Maryland, La Plata Campus
April 10: Shenandoah University, Prince Frederick Campus
April 11: Shenandoah University, La Plata Campus
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REAL STUDENTS, REAL STORIES: DIANE REID

Real Stories - Diane ReidThis week, HawkTalk features CSM alum Diane Reid, who studied small engine repair through CSM Continuing Education:

“When I was a kid, I enjoyed learning, but was never excited about school. I didn't enjoy listening to people talk for hours. I preferred working with my hands… When I saw listings for small engine repair in CSM’s catalog, I was excited. For the first time in my life, I couldn't wait for classes to start.”

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STUDENT RESOURCES

CSM COLLEGE SURVIVAL GUIDE

The College Survival Guide is a recurring feature that directs members of the CSM community to free resources and support for whatever challenges they may be facing. At CSM, no hawk has to fly alone. 

NEED HELP REGISTERING FOR CLASSES?
Talk to an advisor! Reach out now and your academic advisor will help you map out and navigate the next step in your educational journey.

FIND YOUR NEXT OPPORTUNITY ON CSM'S COLLEGE CENTRAL NETWORK

Whether you’re looking for an on- or off-campus job, a paid internship, or a potential career path, College Central Network is the go-to career posting site for CSM students and alumni. Upload your current resume or create one using a template and start searching for the position that’s right for you. There’s also a video and print library on topics related to getting and keeping the job, such as salary negotiations, attending job and career fairs, and more!

Apr
16
Regional Hughesville Campus Spring Fling 2024
11:30 AM
Regional Hughesville Campus, Center for Health Sciences (HS Building), Lobby and Main Hallway
Apr
17
La Plata Spring Fling 2024
11:30 AM
La Plata Campus, Campus Center (CC Building) and Center for Business and Industry (BI Building), Rooms 103/104
Apr
18
Hawk Music Festival
12:00 PM
Leonardtown Campus, Great Lawn
Apr
25
Open House: Leonardtown Campus
5:00 PM
Leonardtown Campus, Building A, Room 206
Apr
27
Open House: La Plata Campus
12:00 PM
La Plata Campus, Center for Business and Industry (BI Building), Room 113
Apr
30
Virtual Open House
5:00 PM
Virtual
May
1
Graduation Cap Decorating
11:00 AM
La Plata, Leonardtown, and Prince Frederick Campuses
May
1
Open House: Regional Hughesville Campus
5:00 PM
Regional Hughesville Campus, Center for Health Sciences (HS Building), Rooms 106A /106B
May
7
Student Government Association (SGA) Banquet
5:00 PM
Prince Frederick Campus, PFB, Room 103/104
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