4-25 Weekly HawkTalk Student e-Newsletter

IMPORTANT DATES

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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 
May 13: Spring 2022 Commencement

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Priority Registration

FALL PRIORITY REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN

This week you can 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

The View from the Hawk Hammock Lounge

THE VIEW FROM THE HAWK HAMMOCK LOUNGE

Take a break from prepping for finals and relax at the Hawk Hammock Lounge! Located at the Leonardtown Campus Great Lawn near the A Building and at the La Plata Campus on the quad beside the CSM College Store, the lounges are fully equipped with hammocks, tables, and chairs.

And, as the days get sunnier, why not treat yourself to something tasty and refreshing from Clarity Coffee on the La Plata Campus while you’re at it?

CODE GREEN FRIDAYS RETURN FOR SUMMER

To shrink our carbon footprint and reduce energy use this summer, the college is bringing back Code Green Fridays. From May 27 to July 29, most CSM buildings and services will close at 1:30 p.m. on Fridays and remain closed throughout the weekend except for special events or circumstances. Please note that Code Green does not affect Kids' & Teen College, the Velocity Center, the Center for Transportation Training, or the Center for Trades and Energy Training. Learn more at www.csmd.edu/CodeGreen.

HAPPENING THIS 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

HAPPENING NEXT 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 May 3.

REGISTER


BIRD CITY: CAMPUS WALK AND TALK

May 4 is Migratory Bird Day! See how CSM became the first Bird City Campus in Maryland as we tour the campus, check in on nesting boxes, and stop by the native plant gardens that earned the college our Bee Campus USA designation. Learn about providing for the migratory birds that are here for nesting season and about the effects of light pollution on bird migration.

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CSM DANCE PERFORMANCE: JOY

Join the performers of the CSM dance community, directed by Professor Mary Chase, on May 4 as they present a celebration of the differing aspects of joy in dealing with the current pressures of life. Admission to JOY is free and open to the public, and no ticket is required!

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CHORALE AND CHAMBER CHOIR CONCERT

On May 5, CSM’s Chorale and Chamber Choir, conducted by CSM Professor Siobhan O’Brien, present their end-of-season concert. Join us for an evening of small and large ensemble vocal numbers, as well as vocal chamber music and solos by members of the ensembles. Admission is free and open to the public, and no ticket is required!

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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 May 5 sessions you're interested in.


SPRING STUDENT HONORS RECITAL

Join us May 6 as we showcase the talent of CSM’s student musicians in our Student Honors Recital! Coordinated by CSM voice instructor Dr. Antony Zwerdling, this recital will feature a variety of contemporary popular music and traditional classical pieces for specific instruments and voice.

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CONNECTIONS LITERARY MAGAZINE: READINGS AND DISCUSSION

On May 6, join the contributors to the Spring 2022 Connections Literary Magazine for a reading and discussion of their published works.

REGISTER


RITMO CACHÉ LATIN ENSEMBLE CONCERT

On May 7, Ritmo Caché, CSM’s Latin ensemble directed by Dr. Stephen Johnson, presents a concert featuring staples of Latin American styles like salsa and bolero, as well as modern renditions of Latin pop and jazz. Admission is free and open to the public, and no ticket is required!

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Real Students. Real Stories.

John JonesThis week, hear from CSM grad John Jones ‘13:

"After I graduated from CSM, I got my bachelor’s in biology and my master’s in biotechnology, and this fall I’m starting a Ph.D. program at Howard University. I’ve done a lot of things, I’ve been a lot of places, and none of it would have been possible if I hadn’t restarted my education at CSM.

CSM enabled me to progress financially and improve my family’s financial status. I’m married, with two kids, and we just bought our first house. All the things I’ve been able to do and accomplish—they all started traveling down Mitchell Road.

Regardless of your end goal, if you have the opportunity to attend CSM, do it. It’s somewhere you can be nurtured, taught, and shepherded to whatever your long-term goals are."

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.

NEED A LAST-MINUTE REFRESHER OR A HEAD START ON SUMMER OR FALL CLASSES?
The best time to ask for help with your classes is before you get your grades back! CSM offers free in-person and online tutoring and academic support for whatever you need help with through the Learning Support Services Center. Avoid last-minute cramming and unpleasant surprises during exams by preparing and practicing now! Visit www.csmd.edu/Tutoring to get started.

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!

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

 

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.

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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

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