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IMPORTANT DATES

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Feb. 21: Last day to withdraw without a grade or change a credit to an audit (or vice versa) for Spring 7-Week Session I

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

ORDER YOUR FREE AT-HOME COVID-19 TESTS

Under a new federal program, every home in the U.S. is eligible to order four free at-⁠home COVID-⁠19 tests. The tests are completely free and are delivered to you by USPS. Check out www.covidtests.gov to order yours and find other COVID-19 testing resources, including insurance reimbursement for at-home tests! (Avoid scammers and fraudulent websites by going directly to the official government webpage.)

CONGRATULATIONS, WINTER 2022 GRADUATES!

CSM honored its most recent graduates on Jan. 13 with a virtual commencement ceremony and watch party. Visit the commencement webpage for more, including speeches by student speakers Aniya Gabriel ‘22 and Verkia Smith ’22, and join us in congratulating CSM’s Class of Winter 2022!

 

SHARE YOUR STUDENT STORY WITH #BECAUSEWEWILL FOR A CHANCE TO WIN $1000

#BecauseWeWill is an interactive social media campaign designed to give learners an opportunity to share personal stories, raise awareness of students’ struggles, and build a sense of community, support, and belonging with other learners across the country. Award recipients are announced monthly and receive a $1,000 award to support their personal education goals. Submit your story by Feb. 4 at 11:59 p.m. to be considered for the next round of the 2022 awards.

Gretchen Schemerhorn artwork

“PERCEPTION” BY ARTIST GRETCHEN SCHEMERHORN OPENS JAN. 25

Artist Gretchen Schemerhorn’s new exhibition, “Perception,” will be on display at the Tony Hungerford Memorial Art Gallery at the La Plata Campus from Jan. 25 to March 8. These artworks are inspired by now-debunked concepts from 80-year-old encyclopedias and encourage the viewer to question what will be considered ludicrous, inaccurate, and outdated in 100 years. A reception with the artist will be held on Feb. 15.

Register Here

HAPPENING THIS WEEK

TRANSFER THURSDAY

Connect directly with our transfer partners and get answers, straight from the source! Learn more and register for the Jan. 27 sessions you're interested in.

NEXT WEEK'S EVENTS

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 Feb. 1.

Register Here

TRANSFER THURSDAY

Connect directly with our transfer partners and get answers, straight from the source! Learn more and register for the Feb. 3 sessions you're interested in.

REAL STUDENTS, REAL STORIES: IN THEIR OWN WORDS

anita-horace-grad-pic.jpegThis week, hear from Anita Horace from the Class of Winter 2022, who graduated with high honors with her Associate of Arts in Arts and Sciences!

My story isn’t different from many other mothers who decide to further their education once their children are grown up.

When I got married, I promised myself that when my kids were at a certain age, I would go to college. After being out of school for so many years, I was nervous and did not know what to expect, especially in a classroom with students the same age as my own children.

But I grew up hearing my mom say, 'You’re never too old to learn.' My kids were so supportive, too: 'Yea, Mom! Go for it!' So, with the encouragement of my family, I enrolled at CSM. I was tremendously blessed with compassionate and dedicated instructors. When I was going through a personal crisis and unable to complete my work, I spoke with my professor, Dr. Cicero Fain, who was kind and understanding. Professor Marian Steinbach always encouraged us, made herself available outside class to answer questions, and ensured we were mentally prepared for our exams. Professor Michael Green challenged me to stretch my mind and think deeply about what a question was asking.

I like this quote from Michelangelo, something he said in his 80s: 'I am still learning.' Living and learning go hand in hand. It keeps us young and our brains active.

CSM, thanks for the memories, and for being part of my remarkable journey. Being steadfast, hardworking, and focused pays off in the end, and my journey is just getting started.

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 CATCH UP OR GET AHEAD IN YOUR COURSES? The best time to get help with your classwork is before it becomes an emergency. Start the semester strong with the myriad academic support options available for free to all CSM students, including the Math Resource Center, live tutoring, 24/7 access to study help through ThinkingStorm, and a whole lot more.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

Renew Your Leonardtown Wellness Center Pass Each Semester

Don’t forget that your student pass for the Leonardtown Wellness and Aquatics Center will need to be updated each semester, under the agreement between CSM and St. Mary’s County Government. 

Jun
26
Pride Block Party
12:00 PM
La Plata Campus, Lawn
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