11-8 Weekly HawkTalk Student e-Newsletter

important dates

 
Important Dates
Nov. 8 – 11: Registration for Spring 2022 Semester opens for current students
Nov. 15: Deadline to apply for graduation if you want to participate 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
Nov. 24 - 28: Holiday: Thanksgiving Break (college closed)

 

announcements

 

SPRING REGISTRATION OPENS this WEEK

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


 

MLT STUDENTS FINISH STRONG AT THE CELL BOWL

MLT STUDENTS FINISH STRONG AT THE CELL BOWL

Students from CSM’s Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT) program matched wits and clinical skills with colleges across the country in the American Society for Clinical Pathology’s (ASCP) Cell Bowl—the “Super Bowl of student hematology competitions.” Our MLT squad finished No. 3 in the East and No. 7 nationally. The Cell Bowl is the brainchild of CSM’s own Professor Tiffany Gill, coordinator of the MLT program and member of the ASCP Social Media Committee. Follow the Cell Bowl playoffs with Professor Gill, aka Medical Lab Lady Gill, on her YouTube channel.

 

 

CSM STRESS SUPPORT GROUP, EVERY THURSDAY

Feeling better about yourself sounds like such a simple goal, but it can be easier said than done. Join CSM Counseling Services for an open support group session. Every Thursday, we’ll discuss what’s on your mind and provide detailed and proven techniques to help you change your mental habits.

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MEDIA PREFERENCES SURVEY CLOSES NOV. 14

Media Preferences Survey

Help us improve how we communicate with you, and be entered to win one of twenty $50 Amazon gift cards! Take the Media Preferences Survey by Nov. 14. Check your CSM student email for more information, or go to www.mediaprefs.com/maryland, and use the password maryland to log in.



APPLY BY NOV. 15 FOR THE MARYLAND TRANSFER ADVANTAGE PROGRAM

The deadline to apply for the Maryland Transfer Advantage Program (MTAP) is Nov. 15! MTAP is a pre-transfer program for CSM students who intend to transfer to the University of Maryland, College Park.

 

 

FILE YOUR 2022-23 FAFSA

Submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2022-23 school year! 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. Don’t wait until the last second: FAFSA early and FAFSA often! Get started at www.fafsa.gov.

 

HAPPENING THIS WEEK

  

CONNECTIONS: NOVELIST WAYNE KARLIN AND AUTHOR NGUYỄN PHAN QUẾ MAI

On Nov. 9, the Connections Literary Series welcomes Wayne Karlin, author of “Wandering Souls: Journeys with the Dead and the Living in Viet Nam,” and Dr. Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai, the author of the international bestseller “The Mountains Sing.”

REGISTER 

 

  

"BECOMING" MICHELLE OBAMA IN CONVERSATIONMichelle Obama

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. Be sure to register with your official student email address!

REGISTER



 

VIRTUAL CAREER FAIRs

Nov. 9 and 12 CSM invites students who have recently completed or will soon complete their program to participate in the Virtual Career Fairs! Learn about local employment opportunities available to you. Please register in advance for these events.

REGISTER


 

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 TUAMAIrish 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 THURSDAYs

Connect directly with our transfer partners and get answers, straight from the source! Learn more and register for the Nov. 11 sessions you're interested in.

 

 

WARD VIRTS CONCERT SERIES: DAVID DETWEILER QUARTET

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

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NEXT WEEK'S EVENTS

 

ROB MILLARD-MENDEZ: “MYTHEMES, MY THEMES, AND ARCHETYPES”

On Nov. 16, join CSM's Visual Arts Department and listen to sculptor Rob Millard-Mendez discuss his work in the Tony Hungerford Memorial Art Gallery. Questions and answers will follow his presentation. The exhibit, "Mythemes, My Themes, and Archetypes," is in the gallery from Nov. 3 to Dec. 15.

REGISTER

 

   

A MIND-BODY APPROACH TO RELAXATION

Relaxation Workshop
On Nov. 17, experience the power of being in a relaxed state and use your energy to bring about greater awareness and focus. You’ll leave with tools and techniques to deal with everyday stressors and positively impact your mind and body.

 

RSVP

 

 

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.

Nov. 18: Morgan State University, Stevenson University Online, George Washington University (Biomedical Laboratory Sciences Department)

 

 

BENNY C. MORGAN CONCERT SERIES: JULIE DETWEILER

Join us Nov. 20 for the latest installment of the Benny C. Morgan Concert Series featuring clarinetist Julie Detweiler and accompanist Deloise Chagas Lima.

REGISTER

 

 

STUDENT RESOURCES

 

FIND YOUR NEXT OPPORTUNITY ON CSM'S JOB CONNECTION

Whether you’re looking for an on- or off-campus job, a paid internship, or a potential career path, Job Connection is the go-to career posting site for CSM students and alumni.

You can upload your current resume or use Job Connection’s template to create a resume and begin the search for the position that’s right for you. Job Connection also includes 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!

 

Student health 101

Student Health 101

This online health and wellness magazine is your resource on nutrition, career advice, articles like "Ask the finance expert:'What advice do you have for students who are interested in investing in stocks?'," and more. View the current issue now and sign up to receive the Student Health 101 email each month.

 

 

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT


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.

 

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