8-29 Weekly HawkTalk Student e-Newsletter

IMPORTANT DATES

hawktalk_icons_calendar.jpgAug. 29: Classes end for Summer 15-Week Session
Aug. 31: Classes begin for Fall 1 (Aug. 31 – Oct. 19) and Fall 3 (Aug. 31 – Dec. 19)
Sept. 3 - 5: College closed for Labor Day

ANNOUNCEMENTS

COVID-19 VACCINATION REQUIREMENT LIFTED

The College of Southern Maryland Board of Trustees has lifted COVID-19 vaccination requirements effective immediately. This decision was based on numerous factors, including the Center for Disease Control (CDC) issuing new federal guidelines loosening virus protocols and erasing the distinction among people based on vaccination status. Also contributing to the board’s decision is that 80 percent of the Southern Maryland population is reported to be vaccinated. The college will continue to monitor COVID-19 Community Risk levels and may require indoor masking when risk levels are high. Additional information regarding COVID-19 can be found at www.csmd.edu/ready/covid-19.

 

FALL 2022 SESSIONS CHECKLIST

Classes start Wednesday, Aug. 31, for Fall 1 and Fall 3! Here are some quick tips and reminders to help you start the term feeling confident and prepared.

check markRent or buy your textbooks and course materials online from the CSM College Store and pick up in store or have your books shipped to you. (Please note that textbooks and course materials are only available to be ordered online.)
check markCheck your classes’ course shells in myLearning and peruse the syllabus. Course shells for your classes open seven days before the first day of class.
check markFine-tune your schedule during the Add/Drop period. (Meet with an advisor first to make sure it won’t negatively impact your financial aid or veteran benefits!)

HAPPENING THIS WEEK

Return of the Hawks

RETURN OF THE HAWKS

Celebrate the start of fall classes with Return of the Hawks Aug. 31 to Sept. 2. Stop by our tables on campus for snacks, games, and giveaways, and showcase your talent with virtual karaoke!

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ENGINEER, EDUCATE, AND ENGAGE ENGINEERING SHOWCASE 

Come learn about CSM’s engineering programs in a relaxed, casual setting on Aug. 30 at Engineer, Educate, and Engage.

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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 Sept. 1 session.

NEXT WEEK’S EVENTS

TRANSFER THURSDAY

Connect directly with our transfer partners and get answers, straight from the source! Learn more and register for the Sept. 8 session.

 

THE BIG CONVERSATION FORUM: RACIAL TRAUMA

On Sept. 11, two international experts address how trauma impacts all of our lives and how racial trauma is often an unseen force. Where does racial trauma come from? How does it affect individuals and communities? And what can we do to end it?

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CSM Talons Robotics Team Meeting

CSM TALONS ROBOTICS TEAM MEETING

CSM students from all majors are invited to join CSM’s internationally ranked Talons robotics team! Our first meeting will be Sept. 9 at 12 p.m.; attend online via Zoom or in person in ST 141 at the La Plata Campus. Contact professor Brian Warnecke for meeting questions, or Bailey Burroughs with questions about the team.

Real Students. Real Stories.

Destiny MorganThis week, hear from CSM grad Destiny Morgan ’15:

"If I had to put a word to who I am today, I would say 'driven.' I am a sergeant in the U.S. Army Reserve, and on the civilian side, I have a focus in software engineering and application and web development."

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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 HELP GETTING ORIENTED? Hawk Hub navigators are here to guide incoming and current students with enrollment and registration, student services, and much more. Call, email, or visit an on-campus Hawk Hub location to get your questions answered and receive the help you need for success.

Whether you’re looking for an on- or off-campus job, a paid internship, or a potential career path, College Central Network (formerly Job Connection) is the go-to career posting site for CSM students and alumni.

You can upload your current resume or use College Central Network’s template to create a resume and begin the search for the position that’s right for you. It also includes a video 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

DROP-IN/ CALL-IN ADVISING ONLY IN AUGUST

August is a very busy time for academic advisors. To maximize our availability and minimize wait times for students, August advising is drop-in/ call-in only. Appointments will restart Sept. 12. (While in-person advising is available, we strongly encourage you to call into the virtual queue to be assisted via phone call or Zoom.)

Virtual Services: Monday–Thursday, 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Friday, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

In-Person Services: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Become a Student Leader

JOIN A CAMPUS ASSOCIATION AND BECOME A STUDENT LEADER!

The Leonardtown and Prince Frederick Campus Associations have position vacancies! If you're interested in leadership or getting more involved on campus, please contact Student Life Coordinator Erika Fisher (Prince Frederick) or Jen VanCory (Leonardtown).

 

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Pride Block Party
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La Plata Campus, Lawn
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