5-2 Weekly HawkTalk Student e-Newsletter

IMPORTANT DATES

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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 11: Classes begin for Summer 15-Week Session and 7-Week Session I
May 13: Spring 2022 Commencement
May 28-30: College closed for Memorial Day holiday

ANNOUNCEMENTS

REGISTER NOW FOR THE VELOCITYX HACKATHON

The world moves fast. To confront pressing real-world problems, our solutions have to move faster. Join students, professionals, and community members from Southern Maryland and beyond in the VelocityX Community Innovation Hackathon on May 19 and 20. Apply your skills, insight, and creative problem-solving to complex issues and compete to win cash prizes! Check out the VelocityX webpage to learn more and to register for the event. 
 

2022 ELECTIONS: PRIMARY DATE CHANGE, VOTER REGISTRATION, AND MAIL-IN BALLOT DEADLINES 2022

This year, Marylanders will vote on dozens of elected officials. The General Election is Nov. 8, and the Primary Elections—previously scheduled for June 28—are now to be held on July 19. Mail-in voting is open to any and all Maryland registered voters, but be sure to request your mail-in ballot by the deadline! Go to www.csmd.edu/Vote and register to vote, check your registration, find voter education resources, and more.
The Arts Are Alive in Southern Maryland

THE ARTS ARE ALIVE IN SOUTHERN MARYLAND

There’s something for everyone in CSM’s spring Arts lineup, with concerts, dance performances, theater, art exhibitions, and more. Admission is free for all CSM Arts events in the month of May. Learn more at www.csmd.edu/Arts.

 

NEW TRANSFER AGREEMENT: AMERICAN PUBLIC UNIVERSITY SYSTEM

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 health information management have a new pathway to continue their studies and earn their bachelor’s from American Public University System. Visit Transfer Services for the full list of more than 260 articulation agreements and search by institution or program of study!

HAPPENING THIS 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.

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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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Connection Magazine Reading

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.

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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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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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HAPPENING NEXT WEEK

TRANSFER THURSDAY

Connect directly with our transfer partners and get answers, straight from the source! Learn more and register for the May 12 sessions you're interested in.

 

CSM THEATER: “ALMOST, MAINE”

Join us May 13-15 for the story of Almost, Maine, where one cold, clear, winter night, as the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, the residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and hilarious ways.

CSM’S 63RD SPRING COMMENCEMENT

On May 13, CSM honors the Class of Spring 2022 with the college’s 63rd Spring Commencement, on the La Plata Campus. This is a ticketed event.

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WARD VIRTS CONCERT SERIES: JOSHUA ESPINOZA TRIO

On May 15, CSM and the Ward Virts Concert Series present the Joshua Espinoza Trio, a jazz ensemble blending uniquely American musical traditions with classical impressionism, chamber music, and pop.

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Real Students. Real Stories.

Lamarr PattersonThis week, hear from Lamarr Patterson, a current CSM student studying construction management:

"Who am I? I am an artist who tells his life story through art.

My mother recently showed me a picture of my 2-year-old self, drawing, surrounded by crayons and paper. Ever since then, I have wanted to be an architect, urban planner, interior designer, and a fashion designer, which is why I’m studying Construction Management—it encompasses all the things I look forward to becoming and exploring."

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 are here to help you pick the classes that will get you where you want to go. Academic advisors can also help you navigate the opportunities you encounter and overcome any challenges you face on the road to achieving your goals.

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

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR THE FALL 2022 SEMESTER

Register for 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)

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EARLY CLOSING ON FRIDAYS DURING SUMMER FOR CODE GREEN

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.

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