3-21 Weekly HawkTalk Student e-Newsletter

IMPORTANT DATES

hawktalk_icons_calendar.jpgMarch 21: Classes begin for Spring 7-week Session II

April 4: Last day to withdraw without a grade or change a credit to an audit (or vice versa) for Spring 15-Week Session
April 17: College closed for Easter holiday 
April 18: Last day to withdraw without a grade or change a credit to an audit (or vice versa) for Spring 7-Week Session II 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

SPRING 7-WEEK SESSION II AND SCHEDULE CHANGES

Welcome back from Spring Break! Just a reminder, if you’d like to make changes to your class schedule for Spring 7-Week Session II, you can add or drop a course in the first three (3) calendar days of the class. See more academic dates.

Scholarship Finder

SCHOLARSHIP FINDER NOW OPEN: ONE APPLICATION, 200+ SCHOLARSHIPS

CSM’s Scholarship Finder is now open for the 2022-23 academic year. Apply for more than 200 CSM scholarships with just one application. (Don’t forget to submit your 2022-23 FAFSA if you haven’t already!) 

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2022 ELECTIONS: VOTER REGISTRATION, PRIMARIES, AND MAIL-IN VOTING 2022

This year, Marylanders will vote for governor and dozens of elected officials. The primary election is July 19; the general election is Nov. 8.

If you’d like to vote by mail in either or both elections, be sure to request your mail-in ballot by the relevant deadline. Mail-in voting (also formerly known as “absentee voting”) is open to any and all Maryland registered voters and doesn’t require a reason.  

Go to www.csmd.edu/Vote and register to vote, check your registration, find voter education resources, and more. 

HAPPENING THIS WEEK

HBCU TRANSFER WEBINAR

Are you curious about Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU)? Join us March 22 for the HBCU Transfer Webinar to learn about the benefits of attending an HBCU and what to know about transferring. 
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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 March 24 sessions you're interested in.

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CSM JAZZ FESTIVAL CONCERTS CSM

The CSM Jazz Festival returns from its pandemic-induced hiatus with concerts on March 25 and 26. Friday’s performance showcases the Randy Runyon Project, led by CSM jazz and saxophone instructor Randy Runyon. On Saturday, Solid Brass, CSM’s community jazz ensemble, is joined by guest artist Denis “Denny” DiBlasio, an internationally acclaimed musician, composer, and music educator. 

Admission is free for all Arts performances this spring!

MARCH 25

March 26

HAPPENING NEXT WEEK

HBCU TRANSFER WEBINAR

Save the date for CSM’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities Virtual Transfer Fair on March 30. Meet with representatives from HBCUs, learn about transferring, and get your questions answered. See the list of participating institutions on the Transfer Fairs webpage 

REGISTER Here

TRANSFER THURSDAY

Connect directly with our transfer partners and get answers, straight from the source! Learn more and register for the March 31 sessions you're interested in.

REAL STUDENTS, REAL STORIES: IN THEIR OWN WORDS

This week, hear from Lynn Williams ’14, a CSM grad who returned to the college as a professor of psychology and clinical placement coordinator: 

"Earning my GED in 1990 ignited a passion for learning in me and gave me confidence that I previously lacked. At first, my commitments to my family and my career made pursuing higher education seem unachievable. Completing my associate degree at CSM was gradual and challenging, as I learned to overcome obstacles and create balance in my home, work, and family.   

After I completed my associate degree in human services at CSM in 2014, I immediately transferred to what’s now UMGC. I graduated magna cum laude with my bachelor’s degree in just over two years of study, and I knew I wanted to continue furthering my education. In May of 2021, I earned my master’s degree in health psychology, graduating summa cum laude and a candidate for valedictorian of my graduating class. Learning is lifelong, and coming back to CSM as clinical placement coordinator and adjunct psychology professor, I appreciate the opportunity to ignite and cultivate that passion in my own students.  

I’m eternally grateful to Dr. Tracy Harris, for his mentorship and encouragement in my academic pursuits.  His support was instrumental in achieving my associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees. In challenging times, I wanted to give up, but the thought of disappointing him was more difficult to bear than disappointing myself."

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.

WANT TO CATCH UP OR GET AHEAD IN YOUR COURSES? 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. 

CAMPUS WELL

CAMPUS WELL

This online health and wellness magazine is your resource on nutrition, career advice, articles like "10 Ways to Protect Your Private Information While Banking Online," and more. View the current issue now and sign up to receive the Campus Well email each month.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

MASKS NOW OPTIONAL

CSM has lifted the indoor mask requirement on all campuses and now uses a mask optional policy. 

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Pride Block Party
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La Plata Campus, Lawn
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