4-18 Weekly HawkTalk Student e-Newsletter

IMPORTANT DATES

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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 
April 25: Priority registration opens for fall for current students
May 4: Payment due date for summer sessions
May 6: Classes end for Spring 7-Week Session II 
May 9: Classes end for Spring 15-Week Session 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Priority Registration

FALL PRIORITY REGISTRATION OPENS NEXT WEEK

Starting April 25, take advantage of Priority Registration and sign up for your fall classes based on the number of credits you’ve completed:

  • April 25: Current students with 45+ credits
  • April 26: Current students with 30+ credits
  • April 27: Current students with 15+ credits
  • April 28: Current students with 1+ credits

Check out CSM’s course offerings for the Fall 2022 Semester in the Student Planning section of my.CSMD. Session dates for the Fall 2022 Semester:

  • Fall 1 (Aug. 31 – Oct. 19)
  • Fall 2 (Oct. 26 – Dec. 16)
  • Fall 3 (Aug. 31 – Dec. 19)

VIEW AVAILABLE COURSES

TRANSFERRING TO UMD? APPLY NOW FOR MTAP!

Applications are now open for the Maryland Transfer Advantage Program (MTAP)! If you intend to transfer to the University of Maryland, College Park (UMD) for the Spring 2023 Semester or later, be sure to submit your application now. Visit Transfer Services to learn more about MTAP and other pre-transfer programs. 

APPLY

 

EXPANDED HAWK PANTRY HOURS AT LA PLATA

The Hawk Pantry at the La Plata Campus is now open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. every Tuesday and Wednesday. The Prince Frederick and Leonardtown Campus Hawk Pantries remain available Monday and Thursday, respectively. Visit www.csmd.edu/HawkPantry for more information, including hours and locations.

LEARN MORE

NEW TRANSFER AGREEMENT: WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY

Go farther and achieve more with the latest additions to CSM’s more than 260 transfer and articulation agreements with four-year colleges and universities. CSM students who earn their associate degree in sport management have a new pathway to continue their studies and earn their bachelor’s from West Virginia University (WVU). Visit Transfer Services for the full list of more than 260 articulation agreements and search by institution or program of study!

HACK SOUTHERN MARYLAND IN THE VELOCITYX HACKATHON

Calling all hackers: Form a team and register now for the VelocityX Hackathon, happening May 19-20 at CSM’s Velocity Center in Indian Head and online. Invent, design, and test innovative solutions to real-world problems and compete for $12,000 in cash prizes!

LEARN MORE AND REGISTER

HAPPENING THIS WEEK

SPRING FLING 2022: PARTY ON THE LAWNmar_springfling_960x960.jpg

Spring Fling is back on campus this year! Join us at our party on the lawn for games, tasty foods, sweet treats, music, and info tables. Grab your classmates and come chill with us for a while, and stop by and say hello to CSM President Dr. Murphy at her “Pop Up with the President” table.

April 19: Prince Frederick Campus
April 20: La Plata Campus
April 21: Leonardtown Campus

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OPENING RECEPTION: ANNUAL JURIED STUDENT ART EXHIBIT

Join us April 19 for the opening reception for the Annual Juried Student Art Exhibit, with awards, prizes, scholarships, and more!

LEARN MORE


SOCIAL JUSTICE DAY: FACT OR FICTION SCAVENGER HUNT

On April 20, sort fact from fiction and debunk myths about social justice issues in St. Mary’s County in the Social Justice Day Scavenger Hunt on the Leonardtown Campus. Win prizes and connect with students, faculty, and local leaders from governmental and community organizations.

LEARN MORE

TRANSFER THURSDAY

Connect directly with our transfer partners and get answers, straight from the source! Learn more and register for the April 21 sessions you're interested in.

 

BENNY C. MORGAN CONCERT SERIES: PIANIST HOLLY ROADFELDT

On April 23, CSM presents the latest installment in the Benny C. Morgan Concert Series, featuring pianist Holly Roadfeldt. Roadfeldt is one of contemporary music’s most prolific ambassadors, having performed over 150 world premieres by more than four dozen composers. This concert is free and open to the public.

LEARN MORE

HAPPENING NEXT WEEK

TRANSFER THURSDAY

Connect directly with our transfer partners and get answers, straight from the source! Learn more and register for the April 28 sessions you're interested in.

HOMESCHOOL EXPERIENCE DAY

Do you know a homeschool student who might be interested in getting a jumpstart on their college education? CSM’s Homeschool Experience Day is April 29! 

REGISTER

Southern Mix, CSM’s barbershop chorusSOUTHERN MIX BARBERSHOP CHORUS SPRING SHOW

On April 30, Southern Mix, CSM’s barbershop chorus, presents its spring barbershop concert! The concert features traditional barbershop-style staples, as well as small ensemble singing and some contemporary music. This event is open to the public; admission is free, and no ticket is required! 

REGISTER HERE

 

 

Real Students. Real Stories.

Jeannine DewittThis week, hear from Jeannine Dewitt, a current student in the Business Administration program:

"CSM has provided me with tools to continue my education as an adult learner. I tried for years throughout my career to take classes here and there, but life happens: marriage, children, and so on. I retired after 27 years at USPS and decided to complete my business degree. CSM welcomed me with open arms and I’ve never looked back.

You are never too old to master new thoughts and ideas. My family has always stressed the importance of education and not being afraid of learning new things. Both of my grandsons are honor roll students, and the oldest is already talking about going to college. They think it’s pretty cool that their grandma is in college—they’re always asking about the type of work I’m doing and trying to provide me some “guidance.”

I’ve already been able to apply what I’ve learned about owning and operating a business, and I’ve opened a small boutique that provides a quaint and unique shopping experience. I want to use my skills and knowledge to realize my business plan and bring my visions to a storefront in my local community."

Hear more stories like this from CSM students past and present at Real Students, Real Stories.

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.

NOT SURE WHAT CLASSES TO TAKE? It’s that time of year again: registration. Finding the schedule that fits your needs and academic goals can feel like playing the least-fun version of Tetris ever.

CSM’s academic advisors can show you how to maximize Student Planning to make selecting classes less challenging. Academic advisors can also help you navigate the opportunities you encounter and overcome any challenges you face on the road to achieving your goals.

HawkPantry
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.
The Hawk Pantry is a weekly opportunity for current students to receive up to 30 pounds of food per week.

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 resource for CSM students, alumni, and community members of the greater tri-county region.

You can upload your current resume or use Job Connection’s resume builder template to create a resume and begin the search for the position that’s right for you. Job Connection also includes videos, podcasts, and a print library on topics related to getting and keeping the job, such as salary negotiations, attending job and career fairs, and more!

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