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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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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.

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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.

CSM Closes All Campuses Feb. 18 Due to Weather; All Online Classes Continue as Scheduled

February 17, 2021

All campuses of College of Southern Maryland (CSM) will close tomorrow, Thursday, Feb. 18 due to inclement weather and potential hazardous driving conditions. All Feb. 18 online classes and online services will be held, and available, 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.

CSM Class Blends Entrepreneurship With Technological Innovation to Benefit Students, Navy and Private Businesses

February 16, 2021

The disciplines of engineering and business, though not immediately apparent, have a good deal of similarities. Both value growth, development, innovation and standards that allow for synergy between entrepreneurs and engineers. To expand and encourage that synergy, the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) partnered with the Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Division (NSWC IHD) command, the Office of Naval Research (ONR) and other Navy activities to create “BAD-2200: Innovation Driven Entrepreneur.” The course partners up-and-coming businesspeople with scientific mentors from the command to hone their skills in marketing and business.

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Our Region Has Most Open Tech Jobs in U.S. – CSM’s Virtual Night of Cybersecurity Will Explain How to Break Into/Excel in Those Fields

February 12, 2021

All are invited to attend College of Southern Maryland’s (CSM) free Virtual Night of Cybersecurity Feb. 24 at 6:30 p.m. to learn more about CSM’s Cybersecurity programs and the many career opportunities available in our region. Attendees will also learn why CSM’s Cybersecurity program has been designated as a Center of Academic Excellence for two-year schools (CAE-2Y) by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

Weather Closing: CSM Closes All Campuses Feb. 13; Online Classes Continue as Scheduled

February 12, 2021

All campuses of College of Southern Maryland (CSM) will close tomorrow, Saturday, Feb. 13, due to inclement weather and potential hazardous driving conditions. All Feb. 13 online classes and online services will be held, and available, 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.

Nonprofit Institute at CSM Celebrates ‘Nonprofit Resilience: Adapting to Change" at 11th Annual Conference Feb. 25

February 9, 2021

Regional nonprofit organizations can participate in 15 different breakout sessions to learn about, explore lessons learned and celebrate ‘Nonprofit Resilience: Adapting to Change’ during College of Southern Maryland’s (CSM) 11th Annual Nonprofit Institute (NPI) Conference Feb. 25. Representatives from the region’s nonprofit organizations are invited to attend this virtual and free event that will focus on strategic planning, communications, development/fundraising, management and leadership.

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2021 Winter Pinning Ceremony Celebrates CSM’s 47 Nursing Graduates

February 8, 2021

During the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) nursing recognition ceremony in January, and as part of the college’s 22st Winter Commencement, 47 associate degree nursing candidates received their nursing pin. The ceremony marked the end of an extraordinary journey for the nurses who spent the majority of their last spring semester and their final fall semester together in challenging environments learning about, and responding to, a world-wide pandemic.

Update: All CSM Campuses Close Feb. 7 Due to Weather; Online Classes Continue as Scheduled

February 7, 2021

All campuses of College of Southern Maryland (CSM) will close today, Sunday, Feb. 7, due to inclement weather and potential hazardous driving conditions. All Feb. 7 online classes and online services will be held, and available, 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. For the latest information about CSM’s inclement weather delays/closings and protocols, visit https://ready.csmd.edu/status/.

CSM and SMCM Give Students an "Edge" to Pursue AA and Bachelor"s Degrees at the Same Time at a Discount

February 5, 2021

St. Mary’s College of Maryland (SMCM), the National Public Honors College, and the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) have partnered to create the SMCM Transfer Edge Program (STEP), which allows CSM students to pursue their associate degree and simultaneously work toward their bachelor’s degree at SMCM by taking one course per semester up to a total of four courses at a 50 percent discount. CSM students participating in the program will also have access to SMCM advising, the Hilda C. Landers Library, recreation facilities and can attend campus student events.

CSM Nursing Professor Dr. Eden Kan Recognized by Maryland Higher Education Commission for Outstanding Service

February 3, 2021

The Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) Secretary Dr. James D. Fielder announced this morning that 13 members of Maryland’s higher education nurse faculty from across the state have been recognized for their contributions in nursing education and their service to Maryland nursing students. Among the awardees was College of Southern Maryland (CSM) Nursing Professor Dr. Eden Kan, who was recognized in the category of ‘Engagement in the Nursing Program and Employing Institution.’

‘Diverse: Issues In Higher Education’ Names CSM Among Top 100 Producers of Minority Associate Degrees Nationwide in 2020

February 2, 2021

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) was recognized on Diverse: Issues In Higher Education’s 2020 list of “Top 100 Producers of Minority Associate Degrees” in 20 different categories. The data is the only national report on the ability of U.S. colleges and universities to award associate degrees to African-American, Asian American, Hispanic and Native American students.

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CSM Announces Outdoor Sport Competitions will Proceed this Spring; Suspends Indoor Basketball and Volleyball Seasons

February 1, 2021

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) announces that outdoor sports competition for spring 2021 will proceed. Those sports in play will include baseball, softball, golf, men’s lacrosse (club), and men’s and women’s soccer. However, after reviewing the current conditions surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, CSM is suspending competition for their indoor athletic programs which include men’s and women’s basketball and volleyball for the spring 2021 semester.

Plan to Attend Connections Literary Series, a Nonprofit Seminar: "Adapting to Change" or Introduce Girls to Engineering at CSM in February

January 29, 2021

Transfer Thursdays: 11 a.m. Feb. 4 – 18. Zoom. CSM hosts transfer institutions virtually each Thursday from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Representatives from two different institutions will be available to chat with students and help navigate their future transfer experience. RSVPs are required to access Zoom information. Free. csmd.edu/transferthursdays.

CSM Closes Jan. 18 in Observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 15, 2021

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) will close for Martin Luther King Jr. Day Jan. 18, 2021 and resume normal operating hours Jan. 19. During Martin Luther King Jr. Day, online services are available at http://ow.ly/13Dn30rrNMB.

CSM Presents Theater Instructor Jan Adair with Adjunct Excellence Award

January 14, 2021

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) honored Theater Instructor Jan Adair, of Hollywood, with the college’s 2020 Adjunct Faculty Excellence Award. The award, which was presented prior to CSM’s Winter Commencement Jan. 15, 2021, honors adjunct faculty for outstanding achievement in classroom teaching, contributions both to their department and the college, professional development and community commitment.

CSM's Nursing Student Association Assists with Wreaths Across America

January 14, 2021

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) Nursing Student Association (NSA) volunteered last month to assist the national Wreaths Across America campaign at the Cheltenham Veterans Cemetery. The NSA members laid approximately 63 wreaths to honor those who served in the U.S. Armed Services.

CSM Announces Keynote Speaker for 22nd Winter Commencement Jan. 15

January 8, 2021

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) will recognize 754 candidates for 403 degrees and 500 certificates during its 22nd Winter Commencement Jan. 15 to be held virtually during a Facebook Live event. The graduates range in age from 18 to 64 with 41 percent from Charles County, 30 percent from St. Mary’s County, 22 percent from Calvert County and the remainder from out of the area. Of the associate’s degree candidates, 20 percent will graduate with honors.

CSM Announces Dean’s List for 2020 Fall Session

January 6, 2021

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) has released its dean’s list for the 2020 fall session. 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 in the dean’s list.

CSM Ranks Fourth Best Online Community College in Maryland for 2020

January 3, 2021

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) was named the fourth best online community college in Maryland based on affordability and convenience. The ranking comes from OnlineU and was based on 2020 program data including available degrees, tuition rates and programmatic accreditations, and profit statuses collected from accreditation agencies or from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).

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