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CSM Earns Title ‘High Flyer’ After Becoming First Maryland College Designated as a Bird City Campus

October 11, 2021

College of Southern Maryland (CSM) is the first Maryland college to have its campuses designated as Bird City Campuses and earn the title “High Flyer” by Bird City Maryland – a program of the Maryland Bird Conservation Partnership and local arm of the global Bird Friendly Coalition. CSM joins the Town of La Plata, which was named the first Bird City in Maryland in 2020, in committing to help make Southern Maryland a healthy place for birds and people.

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CSM Announces Dean’s List for 2021 Summer Sessions

October 8, 2021

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) has released its dean’s list for the 2021 summer sessions. Students who have earned 12 or more credits at CSM are eligible to be considered for the dean’s list. At the end of the fall, spring and summer sessions, full- and part-time students who have completed at least six credits during the semester and have earned a term grade point average of 3.5 or better will be included on the dean’s list.


Maryland Association of Community Colleges Hosts 60+ Universities at Virtual Fair Oct. 11-14 to Explain How CSM Students Can Transfer Credits to 4-Year Colleges

October 6, 2021

Current and future College of Southern Maryland (CSM) students will have the opportunity to learn how to transfer their credits from CSM to more than 60 colleges and universities by attending the state-wide Fall Virtual Transfer Fair, Oct. 11 - 14. Maryland, out-of-state, and Historically Black Colleges and Universities from the mid-Atlantic region are planning to participate in the event organized by the Maryland Association of Community Colleges (MACC).

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CSM Offers a Trio of Virtual Concerts This Fall

October 5, 2021

A contemporary-classical violinist, a jazz quartet and a clarinetist known for performing “with flair” will all offer virtual performances this fall as the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) continues to offer safe access to world class music through the Benny Morgan Recital Series and Ward Virts Concert Series.


CSM’s Oct. 6 Connections Literary Series Features Writer Jennifer Rosner Debuting her Novel Based on True Stories of Jewish Children Hidden During WWII

October 3, 2021

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) invites the public to meet Novelist Jennifer Rosner as she discusses her debut novel “I Know Why the Yellow Bird Sings,” during CSM’s Connections Literary Series Oct. 6. Inspired by the true stories of Jewish children hidden during World War II, Rosner’s debut has been called “a breathtaking novel about the unbreakable bond between a mother and a daughter” – and has earned her the title of National Jewish Book Award Finalist.

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Regina Gibbons Joins CSM Family to Lead Women's Softball Team

September 29, 2021

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) Athletics Department announces Regina Gibbons has joined the college as the head coach of the Hawks' softball program. Gibbons brings with her more than 20 years of softball coaching experience, including serving as the head coach of the Hampton University Lady Pirates from 2008-2010. During her time at Hampton, the Lady Pirates went 78-79 while competing in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference in NCAA Division I.


CSM Increases Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour

September 28, 2021

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) has raised its minimum wage from $12 an hour for all fully benefited and part-time hourly staff members to $15 an hour. The CSM Board of Trustee’s voted unanimously at its Sept. 23 board meeting to formalize the salary structure confirming it effective as of July 1, 2021.


CSM Hosts Photographer Janet Matthews in a Virtual Event to Discuss Her ‘Tangled’ Exhibit At Hungerford Gallery

September 21, 2021

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) School of Liberal Arts invites the public to meet photographer Janet Matthews in a virtual setting to discuss her current exhibition at CSM’s Hungerford Gallery. During the Sept. 28 event, Matthews will share how she came to capture “Tangled,” a body of work photographed in area woodlands after she survived a medical emergency that had her contemplating life and death.

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CSM Inducts 8 Nursing Students into Alpha Omega Chapter of Alpha Delta Nu Honor Society

September 14, 2021

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) inducted eight nursing students into Alpha Omega, CSM’s chapter of the Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (OADN) Alpha Delta Nu Honor Society Sept. 8. The nursing students selected for this honor earned Bs or better in all of their nursing courses without repeating the courses and they completed a scholarly project related to the advancement of nursing as a profession.

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CSM Velocity Center Joins Town of Indian Head’s 101st Anniversary Festivities Sept. 25, Showcases ‘Art of Innovation’ With Activities and Fun

September 13, 2021

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) is joining in the day-long festivities to celebrate the 101st anniversary of the Town of Indian Head Sept. 25 by hosting the “Art of Innovation” at the CSM Velocity Center. The public is invited to visit the Velocity Center throughout the day to enjoy an art exhibit, musical improvisation, games of giant Jenga, face painting and see presentations highlighting innovative technologies including robotics, 3-D printing and prototypes. Visitors will also have the chance to learn about the accomplishments of the Talons, CSM’s nationally ranked robotics team, and meet members of CSM’s Society of Women Engineers and National Society of Black Engineers.


CSM Remembers

September 11, 2021

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) commemorates the 20th anniversary of 9/11 this year by displaying artwork in our campus buildings to honor those who lost their lives in the attacks and those heroes who helped the survivors on that day.


CSM Closes Sept. 4-6 in Observation of Labor Day Holiday

September 3, 2021

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) announces all CSM campuses will be closed Monday, Sept. 6, to observe the Labor Day holiday. In addition, CSM’s La Plata, Leonardtown, Prince Frederick and Regional Hughesville campuses will be closed Saturday, Sept. 4 and Sunday, Sept. 5. Access to online services, including registration for credit and non-credit classes, remains available at www.csmd.edu.


CSM Recognizes 36 Allied Health Students for Certifying as Medical Coders, Medical Assistants and Paramedics

August 24, 2021

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) celebrated 36 CSM graduates who became certified as Medical Coding Specialists, Medical Assistants or EMS-Paramedics during an Allied Health Career Recognition Ceremony Aug. 19. All of the students were recognized by attendees of the online ceremony as “hometown heroes” and for graduating in one of college’s Allied Health programs that were ranked 29th nationally six months ago.


CSM Foundation’s 30th Annual Golf Classic Raises Over $80,000 for Student Success

August 20, 2021

The 30th annual College of Southern Maryland (CSM) Foundation Golf Classic presented by Marrick Homes returned to the links this month and raised more than $82,000 for student success and athletic programs at CSM. The Aug. 12th event held at Swan Point Country Club in Issue, Md., saw nearly 200 players tackle the sweltering heat for a day of golf, fellowship, prizes, a sip and swing and networking.


Gov. Hogan Appoints CSM Associate Vice President Ellen Flowers-Fields to TEDCO

August 17, 2021

The Maryland Technology Development Corporation (TEDCO), Maryland’s economic engine for technology companies, today announced its new executive officers and welcomed several new board of directors, including College of Southern Maryland (CSM) Associate Vice President of Continuing Education and Workforce Development Ellen Flowers-Fields. Flowers-Fields was appointed to TEDCO by Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan in May.


CSM Named 15th Best Community College in the Nation; Earns Top Spot as Best in Maryland

August 17, 2021

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) again received top national and regional ratings from personal finance gurus WalletHub for providing students with affordable and accessible education while maintaining good teacher-student ratio and transfer opportunities. Maryland’s 16 community colleges ranked fourth best overall in the nation with CSM ranking best in the state and landing in the number 15 spot out of 685 community colleges in the country – moving up from the 51st position in 2020.

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CSM To Require Indoor Masking for Fall Semester in Response to Rising Number of COVID-19 Cases in Region

August 16, 2021

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) announces it is postponing its transition to Phase 4: Normal Operations and will remain in Phase 3: Reduced Operations in response to the rising number of COVID-19 cases and increased positivity rates in Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s counties. This delayed shift in operations means faculty, staff and students will be required to wear masks indoors on all campuses at all times, effective immediately.

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