2-14 Weekly HawkTalk Student e-Newsletter

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
March 7: Classes end for Spring 7-Week Session I; summer registration opens for current students. 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

CSM Love

TWO MORE WEEKS OF CSM LOVE

Valentine’s Day is here, which means there are still two more weeks to join us in celebrating CSM Love all month long! (A single day just isn’t enough time to show all our appreciation for this wonderful college community.) Connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter: play for prizes on our game days Feb. 17 and 24; see what the college community, including CSM President Dr. Maureen Murphy, loves about CSM; and more! Join the conversation with the hashtag #CSMLove or email marketing@csmd.edu with a quote, photo, or video of what you love about the college.

CAMPUS CLIMATE SURVEY

Our college is participating in the 2022 Campus Climate Survey, an important initiative led by the Maryland Higher Education Commission at the state’s colleges and universities. CSM is committed to ensuring a safe, healthy, and nondiscriminatory environment for our students, and your participation will help us in our work to keep all students safe. We hope you’ll take a few minutes to respond to the survey, and students who complete the survey before it closes on March 11 can enter a drawing to win one of three laptops. Check your CSM student email for more information.

TAKE THE SURVEY

HAPPENING THIS WEEK

ARTIST RECEPTION: GRETCHEN SCHERMERHORN

Join CSM and artist Gretchen Schermerhorn on Feb. 15 for a reception and discussion of her exhibition, "Perception," on display at the Tony Hungerford Art Gallery through March 8.

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TALON TALK: FINANCIAL AID FUNDAMENTALS AND FAFSA COMPLETION

It’s FAFSA February! Join us each week in February for interactive and informative sessions to discuss the financial aid process, unravel the mystery of financial need, and get guidance in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Register now for the webinar on Feb. 16.

Register Here

 

UMD FREDERICK DOUGLASS SCHOLARSHIP WEBINAR

Join representatives from the University of Maryland (UMD) on Feb. 16 and 17 and learn more about the Frederick Douglass Scholarship for academically talented transfer students from Maryland community colleges. Don’t miss this opportunity; applications close March 1!

FEB. 16 Event Info. FEB. 17 Event Info.

TRANSFER THURSDAY

Connect directly with our transfer partners and get answers, straight from the source! Learn more and register for the Feb. 17 sessions you're interested in.

 

SHAUN BOOTHE: REPACKAGING HISTORY THROUGH HIP-HOP

Join Shaun Boothe Feb. 17, award-winning hip-hop artist and creator of "The Unauthorized Biography Series," to discuss his critically acclaimed musical project that celebrates the world’s greatest cultural icons through biographical rap songs.

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WARD VIRTS CONCERT SERIES: GRASSO-RAVITA JAZZ ENSEMBLE

On Feb. 20, CSM presents the latest installment in the Ward Virts Concert Series, featuring the Grass-Ravita Jazz Ensemble! The Grasso-Ravita Jazz Ensemble is a project dedicated to the writing of original music and the continuance of the jazz tradition, and to defining a more personal language within jazz by bringing together a stellar group of musicians at the national and regional level. Admission is free, and this concert is open to the public.

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NEXT WEEK'S EVENTS

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PRE-TRANSFER FAIR WEBINAR

March is an exciting month for students interested in transferring to a four-year institution, with plenty of transfer fairs and other opportunities to connect with colleges and universities. Don’t miss the Pre-Transfer Fair webinar on Feb. 22 and get ready for the Maryland Virtual Transfer Fair happening March 1 and 2. Have questions about transfer? Want to learn how to prepare for the Virtual Transfer Fair? RSVP today to get your questions answered!

RSVP Here

 

TALON TALK: FINANCIAL AID FUNDAMENTALS AND FAFSA COMPLETION

Register now for the Financial Aid Fundamentals and FAFSA Completion webinar on Feb. 22.

Register Here

Night of Cybersecurity

NIGHT OF CYBERSECURITY

The exponential rise in cyberthreats has created an urgent need for knowledgeable, well-equipped specialists who can prevent, detect, and investigate cybersecurity breaches. Join us Feb. 24, on campus or online, for Night of Cybersecurity, to learn more about CSM’s cybersecurity program and the many career opportunities available in our region.

RSVP Here

 

TRANSFER THURSDAY

Connect directly with our transfer partners and get answers, straight from the source! Learn more and register for the Feb. 24 sessions you're interested in.

REAL STUDENTS, REAL STORIES: IN THEIR OWN WORDS

This week, hear from graduate Megan Lowmiller ’17, who earned her associate degree in nursing at CSM:

I grew up in Southern Maryland, and I wanted to stay local. I love this area, and despite being accepted into Towson University, I wasn’t really looking to go anywhere.

I loved that CSM is so conveniently located, which really made my life easier, and I enjoyed being able to do a mixture of courses with labs, lectures, and online learning.

I graduated from CSM in May 2017 with my associate degree in nursing, then immediately transferred to the University of Maryland for my bachelor’s. I graduated from University of Maryland and then jumped right into my paramedic program. I’m finishing that up now, and I’m still figuring out where to go next. I have never not been in school, so the break might be nice!

When I became an EMT in 2013, I just fell in love with the emergency side of the medical field. I am currently an RN working in the emergency department of a small community hospital.

I am still on the go all the time and I truthfully have no clue what is next for me. I know I am going to continue working in the ER, and we shall see where life takes me next. I have been considering coming back to CSM as a professor to train nursing students. I love teaching, and CSM has taught me that I can put myself in different situations and continue to succeed.

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.

FEELING A LITTLE UNCLEAR ON YOUR MOST RECENT ASSIGNMENTS? The best time to ask for help with your classes is before you get your grades back! CSM offers free online tutoring and academic support for whatever you need help with through the Learning Support Services Center. Avoid last-minute cramming and those heart-stopping unexpected surprises during exams by preparing and practicing now! Visit www.csmd.edu/Tutoring to get started.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

THE FAFSA PRIORITY DEADLINE IS MARCH 1

Submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2022-23 school year! You’ll need to file a new FAFSA every year to be eligible for financial aid. Get started at studentaid.gov.

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La Plata Campus, Lawn
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