10-31 Weekly HawkTalk Student e-Newsletter

IMPORTANT DATES

hawktalk_icons_calendar.jpgNov. 7: Last day to withdraw without a grade or change a credit to an audit (or vice versa) for Fall 3 (Aug. 31 – Dec. 19)
Nov. 7-10: Registration opens for Spring 2023 Sessions for current students
Nov. 14: Registration opens for Spring 2023 Sessions for new students
Nov. 15: Deadline to apply for graduation to participate in January ceremony
Nov. 23-27: College closed for Thanksgiving holiday

ANNOUNCEMENTS

graduation.jpgDON’T FORGET: APPLY TO GRADUATE!

If you’ll complete your program of study this fall, don’t forget to apply to graduate! Apply to graduate by Nov. 15 if you would like to participate in the January commencement ceremony. If you would prefer to receive your diploma only and not participate in the ceremony, the deadline to apply for graduation is Dec. 15.

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APPLY BY NOV. 15 FOR THE UMD MARYLAND TRANSFER ADVANTAGE PROGRAM

Don’t delay, apply now for the Maryland Transfer Advantage Program (MTAP)! This pre-transfer program offers guaranteed admission to the University of Maryland, College Park and is designed to ensure a seamless transfer experience. The deadline to apply is Nov. 15 for students who intend to transfer for Fall 2023 or later.

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NEW AND UPDATED TRANSFER AGREEMENTS 

Students looking ahead to the next step in their educational journey have even more opportunities to continue their studies! CSM recently finalized two new agreements with Bellevue University for its business and business leadership and management bachelor’s degree programs. The college has also updated articulation agreements with Stevenson University for its biomedical engineering and applied mathematics degree programs. Visit Transfer Services for the full list of more than 270 articulation agreements and search by institution or program of study!

HAPPENING THIS WEEK

CSM TRANSFER SCHOLARSHIPS WEBINARS

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. 1.

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TRANSFER THURSDAY

Connect directly with our transfer partners and get answers, straight from the source! Learn more and register for the Nov. 3 session.

GALLERY TALK: 'MARGARET DOWELL: SELECTED WORKS'

Join CSM and painter Margaret Dowell on Nov. 4 for a discussion of her new exhibition, “Margaret Dowell: Selected Works,” on display at the Tony Hungerford Memorial Art Gallery at the La Plata Campus until Dec. 2.

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NEXT WEEK’S EVENTS

CONNECTIONS LITERARY SERIES: POET DOUG ANDERSON

Join CSM for the latest installment of our Connections Literary Series on Nov. 9 as we welcome poet Doug Anderson to discuss his new poetry collection, “Undress, She Said.”

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TRANSFER THURSDAY

Connect directly with our transfer partners and get answers, straight from the source! Learn more and register for the Nov. 10 session.

CSM Theater Presents: Rent

CSM THEATER PRESENTS: RENT

CSM Theater’s fall production of Jonathan Larson’s Rent premiers this week, with performances Nov. 11-13 and Nov. 18-20. Set in the East Village of New York City, Rent is about falling in love, finding your voice, and living for today.

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BENNY C. MORGAN CONCERT SERIES: BASSOONIST JIMMY QUN REN 

Join CSM on Nov. 12 for the latest installment of the Benny C. Morgan Concert Series, featuring bassoonist and CSM instructor Jimmy Qun Ren.

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MEET OUR FACULTY: DR. B.A. FERGUSON

Brent FergusonThis week, hear from CSM Music Instructor Dr. B.A. Ferguson:

"Music is something we take for granted, and my goal is to get you to think about this sound art differently. This means the classes will be fun, messy, and, above all, musical!"

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STUDENT RESOURCES

CYBERSECURITY AWARENESS MONTH: PRIVACY

Privacy in our digital world is all about trying to limit what information is collected about you and protecting your sensitive personal data. Short of going off the grid, it’s practically impossible to sweep away your digital footprint, but there are steps you can take to reduce it:

  • Don’t Overshare: Limit what you post and share, even if you think it’s a secure space.
  • Read the Fine Print: Check the privacy policy for sites and apps to see what they collect. If it seems sketchy, don’t use it!
  • No Such Thing as a Free App: Regardless of privacy options, information is always being collected, especially with “free” services. They make their money by selling your data; you’re not the customer, you’re the product.
  • Practice Safe Tech: To browse anonymously, use a Virtual Private Network (VPN) and/or a browser designed for privacy.

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. 

NOT SURE YOU CAN AFFORD GROCERIES? It’s hard to focus on your studies and your goals when you’re not sure where your next meal is coming from. CSM’s Hawk Pantry and Hawk Feeder micro-pantries are available on the La Plata, Leonardtown, and Prince Frederick Campuses for students experiencing food insecurity.

Hawk Feeders are drop-by micro-pantries that are always available while the college is open.

Any current CSM student or employee in need can come to any of our three Hawk Pantry locations and receive up to 30 pounds of food per week, at zero cost and with complete confidentiality. Holiday food items will also be available during the months of November and December.

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

You can upload your current resume or use College Central Network’s template to create a resume and begin the search for the position that’s right for you. It 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!

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

EARN WHILE YOU LEARN WITH WORK-BASED LEARNING 

Are you looking to gain practical work experience in your field of study? Consider Work-Based Learning! WBL provides you with a hands-on opportunity to practice the skills that you have learned in the classroom in a professional setting. These are employer-paid positions that help you gain valuable work experience, develop skills that enhance your employability, and grow your professional resume.

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