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CSM Student Government Officers Wrap Up 2020-21 Terms Redefining ‘College Unity,’ Donating $83,000 to Assist Fellow Students

April 7, 2021

When the 2020-21 College of Southern Maryland (CSM) Student Government Association (SGA) officers ran for office in the college’s first virtual election campaign during those first frightening weeks of the global pandemic last spring, they knew they were entering all new territory. A year later, the elected leaders look back with pride at their work to help fellow CSM students during the COVID-19 emergency, and their work to keep students connected – and heard – during extraordinary moments in history.

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‘Getting Southern Maryland Back to Work’ Initiative Makes Headway; Helps Businesses and Citizens Recover from Workforce Challenges Created by Pandemic

March 17, 2021

The progress made by the regional effort aimed at ‘Getting Southern Maryland Back to Work’ is the latest topic of “Inside Your County Government,” a podcast that brings an inside look at the people and events that shape Charles County and the Southern Maryland Region. During the podcast, host Brent Huber was joined by College of Southern Maryland (CSM) Associate Vice-President of Continuing Education and Workforce Development Ellen Flowers-Fields and Ruthy Davis, director of Regional Workforce and Business Development for the Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland (TCCSMD) to discuss the significant headway being made to create transparent, accessible and coordinated pathways to skills upgrade training and re-employment for individuals who became unemployed or underemployed as a result of the pandemic.

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CSM’s Ward Virts Concert Series Presents Broadcast of Mezzo-soprano Kristee Haney March 14

March 10, 2021

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) presents the Ward Virts Concert Series Sunday, March 14 at 3 p.m. with a free streamed recital by mezzo-soprano Kristee Haney. Praised as “darkly seductive” with a “smooth, rich tone,” Haney is quickly proving herself as an exciting young talent to watch. Her expansive and versatile repertoire encompasses everything from core baroque and romantic roles, to cutting edge contemporary operas.

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Janet Faye (Russell) Purcell ‘97 Memorial Scholarship Endowment Provides Aid to CSM Students with Disabilities

March 9, 2021

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) Foundation recognizes Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month this March by announcing the establishment of the Janet Faye (Russell) Purcell ’97 Memorial Scholarship Endowment to aid students receiving assistance from CSM’s Disability Support Services (DSS). The endowment, established by Robert Purcell in loving memory his wife, is made possible by a $121,692 donation that will provide scholarships annually.

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March at CSM

February 28, 2021

Don’t Miss Dual Enrollment/Transfer Sessions, ‘Bridging Our Gaps’ Series, Connections with Daisy Zamora and George Evans Events and More at CSM

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CSM Earns 2021-2022 Military Friendly​® ​School Designation; Stands Out in Maryland with Bronze Distinction

February 24, 2021

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) has been recognized as a top post-secondary school for veterans and their spouses for the sixth consecutive evaluation period. CSM was also among 13 community colleges in the United States to be honored with the bronze distinction in the latest listing determined by VIQTORY, a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business. A bronze distinction school must score within 30 percent of the 10th best school in its category.

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CSM Hosts Virtual Dual Enrollment Information Sessions for Parents of High School Students March 2, 3, 4

February 23, 2021

CSM Hosts Virtual Dual Enrollment Information Sessions for Parents of High School Students March 2, 3, 4 February 23, 2021 All News, Faculty, Partnerships, Staff, Students 0 The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) invites parents of area high school students to attend upcoming virtual Dual Enrollment Program and the Career and Technology Education (CTE) informational sessions and learn how to help their teen get an affordable and manageable jump start on their career goals. Virtual informational sessions will be held March 2, 3, and 4.


CSM Celebrates 70th Anniversary of National Engineers Week Feb. 21-27

February 23, 2021

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) celebrated 2021 National Engineers Week by accepting proclamations from the Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s counties’ Boards of County Commissioners and the Southern Maryland Delegation. A recognition founded in 1951, National Engineers Week – also known as ‘EWeek’ – is dedicated to ensuring a diverse and well-educated future engineering workforce by increasing understanding of, and interest in, engineering and technology careers.

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CSM Teams with St. Mary’s College of Maryland for 4-Part Virtual Series on Strengthening American Democracy

February 22, 2021

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) and St. Mary’s College of Maryland (SMCM) will kick off a four-part series of community conversations entitled ‘Bridging Our Gaps: Community Conversations to Rebuild Our Democracy’ Feb. 24. The series of virtual community-focused events are a collaboration between St. Mary’s College of Maryland’s Center for the Study of Democracy and Office of Inclusive Diversity, Equity, Access, and Accountability, and CSM’s Equity and Inclusive Diversity Office. The events give students and the Southern Maryland community opportunities for open and respectful small- and large-group conversations about some of today’s most pressing social and political issues.

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Chesapeake Bay Trust Funds CSM to Engage Public to Help Foster and Rescue ‘Butterflies for a Better Bay’

February 21, 2021

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) was awarded a $4,998 Community Engagement Mini Grant from the Chesapeake Bay Trust to engage Southern Maryland communities in reestablishing Chesapeake watershed meadows so monarch butterflies can thrive. The project, Butterflies for a Better Bay, partners with the Humane Society to focus on fostering monarch butterflies, much the way other animals are fostered when being rescued.

Update: CSM Campuses Remain Closed Through Friday, Feb. 19 Due to Weather; All Online Classes Continue as Scheduled

February 18, 2021

All campuses of College of Southern Maryland (CSM) will close tomorrow, Feb. 19 due to inclement weather and potential hazardous driving conditions. All Feb. 19 online classes and online services will operate as scheduled. Employees working remotely should begin their work day at the normal time. Essential operations employees should report to work following the direction of their supervisors.

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