4-4 Weekly HawkTalk Student e-Newsletter

IMPORTANT DATES

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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 15: Deadline to apply to graduate with diploma without participating in commencement ceremony.
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 
April 25: Priority Registration opens for Fall for current students

ANNOUNCEMENTS

NEW ENTRY PRE-TRANSFER PARTNERSHIP FOR UMD ENGINEERING

CSM is proud to announce its newest pre-transfer program, ENTRY, in partnership with the University of Maryland College Park (UMD). ENTRY offers a structured pre-transfer advising program to help CSM engineering students make the transition to UMD. You can apply to ENTRY as early as your first semester at CSM, up until your last semester. Learn more about ENTRY and CSM’s other pre-transfer partnerships through Transfer Services.

CSM STRESS SUPPORT GROUP, EVERY THURSDAY

Feeling better about yourself sounds like such a simple goal, but it can be easier said than done. Join CSM Counseling Services for an open support group session. Every Thursday, we’ll discuss what’s on your mind and provide detailed and proven techniques to help you change your mental habits.

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THANK YOU FOR PARTICIPATING IN THE SPRING 2022 CSM CAMPUS CLIMATE SURVEY!

We are thrilled to report that 225 students participated in the 2022 Campus Climate Survey, which will help us in our work to keep all students safe. Congratulations to the three winners of the laptop drawings! Winners have been contacted for their prizes. Keep an eye out for the next survey!

HAPPENING THIS WEEK

GETTING UNSTUCK: SIMPLE AND SMART WAYS TO OVERCOME PROCRASTINATION

Procrastination is common, but it can be a real liability to good mental health and academic success. Join us April 4 for this workshop to learn the causes of procrastination and, most importantly, how you can shift your mindset and habits to work and cope more effectively.
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SEX SIGNALS: SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS ON CAMPUS

Join us April 7 for Sex Signals, a unique combination of improvisational comedy, education, and audience participation in this relevant, and often-hilarious exploration of the cultural messaging we receive about gender, sexuality, sexual health, and intimate relationships. (Content warning: Sexual violence will be discussed in this program.)

 

TRANSFER THURSDAY

Connect directly with our transfer partners and get answers, straight from the source! Learn more and register for the April 7 sessions you're interested in.

Ward Virts Concert Series

WARD VIRTS CONCERT SERIES: PIANIST BRIAN GANZ

On April 10, CSM presents the latest installment in the Ward Virts Concert Series, featuring pianist Brian Ganz. Widely regarded as one of the leading pianists of his generation, Ganz has appeared as soloist with such orchestras as the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, the Baltimore Symphony, the National Philharmonic, the National Symphony, the City of London Sinfonia, and the Taipei Philharmonic Orchestra.

Admission is free, and this concert is open to the public.

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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 April 5.

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HAPPENING NEXT WEEK

CONNECTIONS: TERESA MEI CHUC (CHÚC MỸ TUỆ) IN CONVERSATION WITH DOUG RAWLINGS 

Join CSM on April 13 for the latest installment of the Connections Literary Series and invited guests Teresa Mei Chuc (Chúc Mỹ Tuệ) and Doug Rawlings for a discussion of “Cầu Tre (Bamboo Bridge): Conversations Between a Vietnamese Refugee and an American Veteran.”

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THE POWER OF JOURNALING: THERAPEUTIC WRITING WORKSHOP

Come learn about the mental health benefits of writing in a journal on April 13. Whether it was a good day or a challenging one, having a safe place to express your feelings with no concern of consequences is something that everyone can benefit from.

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BUSINESS SPEAKER SERIES: THINKING LIKE AN ENTREPRENEUR

Are you self-motivated to choose your own goals and determine your own future? Does a sense of accomplishment motivate you to do your best work? You might have what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur. Join the panel discussion on April 14 to find out how other people became entrepreneurs, developed their skills, and learned from their failures.

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TRI-COUNTY JOB AND CAREER FAIR

The Tri-County Job and Career Fair on April 15 is where qualified and eager job seekers meet with employers from throughout the region. This event is free to all students, alumni, and community members.

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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 April 14 sessions you're interested in.

 

ENGINEERING MEET AND GREET

Meet with professional engineers who participated in the Southern Maryland Engineering Partnership and hear about their experiences at the Engineering Meet and Greet on April 14!

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Real Students. Real Stories.

Bryan GomezThis week, hear from Bryan Gomez, a current student in the digital media production program and a digital media lab assistant at CSM’s La Plata Campus:

"I am a more confident person than I was two years ago. While my life before CSM had been great, I do feel like I may have just been “existing” rather than “experiencing life.”

I drifted through many jobs, but I never felt passionate about any of them. I think that was mainly due to a lack of confidence and fear of failing at anything outside of my comfort zone.

What inspired me to attend CSM was the overwhelming positive reception that the college has gotten from family and friends of mine. I figured if there was one place where I was going to feel comfortable and be certain of me obtaining a solid education, this would be the place.

My time in the digital media production program has helped me develop my confidence, both as a leader and as someone who is capable of success in the field of digital media.

Last fall I was a panelist on a discussion on the importance of art in a school’s curriculum. If you had asked me to do something like that five years ago, I would have been too nervous and declined. I was still nervous when I was on the panel, especially since it was being livestreamed, but I did it, and afterwards I was told I did fantastic.

After two semesters, I was hired on as part of the camera crew for the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs, which has been one of the greatest opportunities of my life. I remember the first time I walked out on the ballfield with a camera over my shoulder and thinking, “Wow, you really did it!”

I’d say I’m someone who wants to take on every opportunity that’s presented to them, and someone who doesn’t let fear determine what they are capable of doing. Sure, I may stumble and fall, but now I see any failure for what it truly is: another experience to learn from.

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.

FEELING OVERWHELMED? It’s okay if you’re not feeling okay. Whatever’s affecting you, CSM Counseling Services are available to accompany and support you in a wide range of emotional and mental health areas. If you’re not ready to talk about it yet, you can also use “R u ok, Hawks?” – an anonymous tool to connect you with resources to support your mental health.

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 posting site for CSM students, alumni, and community members of the greater tri-county region. You can upload your current resume or use Job Connection’s template to create a resume and begin the search for the position that’s right for you. Job Connection also includes a video, podcasts, 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

FREE ADMISSION TO SPRING ARTS EVENTS

Tickets to all CSM Arts events will be free for the remainder of the semester! 

Candidates will be campaigning April 11 to April 25 for SGA for the 2022-23 school year, with online elections April 26 to 28.

HAWK: READY, SET, GO ORIENTATION

Familiarize yourself with the college and learn skills and strategies for success with Ready, Set, Go!

 

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Pride Block Party
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La Plata Campus, Lawn
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