11-1 Weekly HawkTalk Student e-Newsletter

important dates

 

Important Dates

Nov. 1: Last day to withdraw without a grade or change a credit to an audit (or vice versa) for Fall 15-Week Session

Nov. 8 – 11: Registration for Spring 2022 Semester opens for current students

Nov. 15: Deadline to apply for graduation and walk in January commencement ceremony

Nov. 22: Last day to withdraw without a grade or change a credit to an audit (or vice versa) for Fall 7-Week Session II

Nov. 24 - 28: Holiday: Thanksgiving Break (college closed)

ANNOUNCEMENTS 

SPRING REGISTRATION OPENS NEXT WEEK

Registration for the Spring 2022 Semester opens next week for current and returning CSM students. You can sign up for your spring classes based on number of credits:
Nov. 8: Students with 45+ credits
Nov. 9: Students with 30+ credits
Nov. 10: Students with 15+ credits
Nov. 11: Students with 1+ credits


 

COVID-19 Updates

STUDENT AND EMPLOYEE VACCINATION REQUIREMENT

The College of Southern Maryland continues to work toward ensuring a safe working and learning environment at each of our campuses. Since the virus arrived in March 2020, we have been actively gathering input and data from many sources on the pandemic, vaccines, and the future of CSM, and your feedback has been invaluable.

The effectiveness of the vaccines against COVID-19 and their widespread availability allow us to take the next step toward increasing the number of face-to-face course offerings, in-person academic experiences, and other on-campus activities. The college’s Safer on Campus Task Force is tasked with researching and recommending strategies for an employee and student COVID-19 vaccination requirement for the Spring 2022 Semester, which begins January 18, 2022.

We understand you have a lot of questions, and while we don’t have all the answers yet, it is our goal to roll out our plan by Nov. 19 and we will share more information with you at that time.

 

 

COVID-19 Q&A SESSIONS

Please join us at a virtual Q&A session for students on Nov. 22 to learn about the recommendations of the Safer on Campus Task Force and our plans for implementing a vaccine requirement. Sessions will be held at 10 a.m. and at 6 p.m.; see your CSM student email for more information.



YOUR COVID-19 QUESTIONS ANSWERED BY SOUTHERN MARYLAND EXPERTS

Watch Dr. Meenakshi G. Brewster and Dr. Laurence Polsky from the St. Mary’s and Calvert County Health Departments as they answer some common questions related to COVID-19 for the CSM community.



 

Native American Culture

NATIVE AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH

November is Native American History Month. Americans, a major exhibition at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, highlights the ways in which American Indians have been part of the nation’s identity since before the country began.

 

HAPPENING THIS WEEK

 

EMPLOYMENT FAIR (LA PLATA CAMPUS)

Are you almost finished with your program of study? On Nov. 2, come to an employment fair at the La Plata Campus. Learn about the exciting career opportunities available to you and connect with a local job coach that will assist you one on one in applying for the job you want. Enjoy complimentary refreshments and a chance to win giveaways.

RSVP


 

CSM TRANSFER SCHOLARSHIPS WEBINAR

Explore the wealth of scholarship opportunities available to you as you transfer to a four-year institution with Transfer Scholarships Webinars! Register now for the webinar on Nov. 2.



 
Night of Engineering

VIRTUAL night of engineering: southern Maryland engineering partnership

RSVP for Night of Engineering on Nov. 3 to learn more about the exciting opportunities available to you through CSM’s mechanical and electrical engineering partnership with the University of Maryland, College Park and the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division.

RSVP

 

PREPARING, DIFFERENTIATING, AND STANDING OUT IN TODAY’S JOB MARKET

When should your job search begin? What can you do right now to increase your competitiveness as a job candidate? On Nov. 4, come learn how to increase your value and appeal to your future potential employers.

RSVP

  

 

TRANSFER THURSDAY

Connect directly with our transfer partners and get answers, straight from the source! Learn more and register for the Nov. 4 sessions you're interested in.

 

Tri-county Job and Career Fair

TRI-COUNTY JOB AND CAREER FAIR

The Tri-County Job and Career Fair on Nov. 5 is where qualified and eager job seekers meet with employers from throughout the region. This event is free to all students, alumni, and community members. Save the date for the Tri-County Job and Career Fair!

SAVE THE DATE


 

NEXT WEEK'S EVENTS

  

MICHELLE OBAMA IN CONVERSATION

Join former First Lady Michelle Obama in a livestream conversation to discuss her memoir, “Becoming,” on Tuesday, Nov. 9! This event is hosted by Howard University and the Maryland Community College Consortium, and CSM will mail a free copy of “Becoming” to each student who registers by Friday, Nov. 5. Be sure to register with your official student email address!

REGISTER



 

EMPLOYMENT FAIRS (LEONARDTOWN AND PRINCE FREDERICK CAMPUSES)

Are you almost finished with your program of study? If so, you’re invited to our upcoming employment fairs, Nov. 9 at the Leonardtown Campus and Nov. 12 at Prince Frederick. Learn about the exciting career opportunities available to you and connect with a local job coach that will assist you one on one in applying for the job you want. Enjoy complimentary refreshments and a chance to win giveaways.

RSVP FOR NOV. 9 in Leonardtown


RSVP FOR NOV. 12 IN PRINCE FREDERICK

 

THAT’S IT! I QUIT!: DISCUSSIONS ON ACADEMIC BURNOUT

Do you find yourself beyond overwhelmed as a student? You might be experiencing academic burnout. Join us Nov. 10 to discuss the importance of recognizing the slow mental, physical, and emotional shutdown that often accompanies burnout.

RSVP

 

CONNECTIONS: POET PÁDRAIG Ó TUAMA

CSM welcomes Irish poet Pádraig Ó Tuama for the latest installment of the Connections Literary Series on Nov. 10. The author of four books of poetry and prose, his work centers around themes of language, power, conflict, and religion.

RSVP

 

TRANSFER THURSDAY

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.

Nov. 11: Excelsior College, Virginia Commonwealth University, Towson University (2+2 Elementary Education)

 

David Detweiler Quartet

WARD VIRTS CONCERT SERIES: DAVID DETWEILER QUARTET

On Nov. 14, CSM and the Ward Virts Concert Series present the David Detweiler Quartet.

REGISTER

 

 

Real Students, Real stories: IN THEIR OWN WORDS

  

Real Students, Real Stories

THIS WEEK HEAR FROM:
Collin Felix
Homeland Security Program


“I will say this to anyone else in my shoes, it's never too late to start school. I was at a crossroads in my life, about to turn 30, and I felt as if I needed to accomplish more.

My wife Jenna was my inspiration to attend CSM. She recently graduated from the nursing program and now works as an emergency room nurse now.

I find that attending school online has been extremely convenient since I also work full-time. I can work at my own pace, and typically, I do as much work as possible to get ahead and stay ahead. CSM's online classes take the stress away from working around tight schedules.

Anytime I’ve needed help, the staff has been super friendly and helpful, especially my advisor Mrs. Maratta and at Student Account Services.

I've learned so many new things since attending school, and I'm excited to continue learning; every class is a new adventure where you connect with people from all walks of life.

I’m pursuing an associate degree in homeland security, and I plan on transferring to University of Maryland’s Global Campus or George Washington University to finish my bachelor's. I want to chase my dream job of being an analyst at a federal agency.”

 

 

STUDENT RESOURCES

 

CSM College Survival Guide

At CSM, no hawk has to fly alone. 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.

WANT TO LEARN HOW TO LEARN BETTER? CSM offers a variety of free Student Lingo workshops to help you be a successful college student. Topics include how to succeed in online courses, overcoming procrastination, avoiding plagiarism, and much more!

 

Student health 101

Student Health 101

This online health and wellness magazine is your resource on nutrition, career advice, articles like "Ask the career advisor: 'What do you do when the career you’ve planned for ends up not working out?'," and more. View the current issue now and sign up to receive the Student Health 101 email each month.

 

 

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

 

REGISTER NOW FOR WINTER SESSION

Registration for Winter Session is now open. Winter classes are a great opportunity to get ahead in your program, catch up, or earn extra credits for transfer.

REGISTER

 

 

Media Preferences Survey

TAKE CSM’S MEDIA PREFERENCES SURVEY

CSM wants to know how you meme, stream, and more. We recently invited you to participate in a survey regarding how you consume media and engage with content, and to say thanks, you’ll be entered in a drawing for one of twenty $50 Amazon gift cards. (If you’ve already responded to the survey, thank you!)

Check your CSM student email for more information, or go to www.mediaprefs.com/maryland, and use the password maryland to log in. The survey will be open until Nov. 14, 2021.
 

 

FAFSA IS NOW OPEN!

You can now submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2022-23 school year! Remember that you’ll need to submit a new FAFSA every year to be eligible for financial aid. File your 2022-23 FAFSA by the March 1, 2022 priority deadline to ensure the greatest possible consideration for scholarships, grants, and other financial aid opportunities, including the Maryland Community College Promise Scholarship. Get started at www.fafsa.gov.

 

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