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CSM Joins, Hosts Regional Institutions to Discuss Crisis Response Plans

June 30, 2022

What kind of emergencies might impact our region? How would regional institutions work together to address a crisis? Those questions and more were on the table when representatives from the College of Southern Maryland, Charles County Government, Charles County Sheriff’s Office, Charles County Public Schools, the University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center and the St. Mary’s County Government gathered at CSM last month.

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CSM Foundation Celebrates and Remembers Colleagues and Friends with Engraved Bricks at Prince Frederick Campus

June 29, 2022

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) Foundation was joined by faculty, staff and honored guests June 16 at the Prince Frederick Campus to memorialize supporters with engraved bricks laid in remembrance of loved ones, and to celebrate colleagues and friends of the CSM community who serve as the college’s champions. Purchased through the CSM Foundation, proceeds from the sale of the bricks go toward the student success fund.

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Calvert County Commissioners Recognize 2022 Nursing Graduates

June 28, 2022

CSM nursing graduate Kathryn Humphreys was joined by CSM President Dr. Maureen Murphy to proudly accept the Calvert County Board of County Commissioners' proclamation today celebrating CSM’s 2022 spring nursing graduates. Humphreys was one of 17 Calvert County residents in the spring nursing graduation class that saw 69 students become nurses. In addition this spring, CSM also recognized 84 completers in programs to become Certified Nursing and Geriatric Nursing Assistants, Clinical Medical Assistants, Certified Dental Assistants, Phlebotomy Technicians, Veterinary Assistants, Nutrition Coaches, Medical Laboratory Technicians, and Health Information management specialists.

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CSM Closes July 4 in Observance of Independence Day Holiday, Reopens July 5

June 23, 2022

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) will be closed Monday July 4, 2022 in recognition of the Independence Day holiday and will reopen with normal hours July 5. It has come to our attention that there are inconsistencies in some previously published dates for the July 4, 2022 holiday. A calendar incorrectly listed Tuesday, July 5 as a day that the college would be closed. Since the holiday falls on Monday, the college will be closed only on July 4 for Independence Day. The college will reopen during normal hours on July 5. We apologize for any inconvenience. Access to online services, including registration, remains available at www.csmd.edu and through my.CSMD services.

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CSM Board of Trustees Appoints Shawn Coates as Board Chair and Sonja Cox as Vice Chair

June 17, 2022

College of Southern Maryland Board of Trustee Vice Chair Shawn B. Coates will celebrate his grandmother’s birthday today in a very special way. Last night, when the college’s Board of Trustees unanimously confirmed its next top leaders, it appointed Coates of Charles County as chair and Sonja Cox of St. Mary’s County as vice chair. Coates’ appointment follows the footsteps of his grandmother – CSM Trustee Emeritus Veronica Coates, who served as the college’s trustee from 1976 to 1993.

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First Class of Calvert County High School Seniors also Graduate as Pre-Apprenticeship Electrical Helpers from CSM

June 16, 2022

Five Calvert County Public School seniors who recently graduated from high school also graduated as Pre-Apprenticeship Electrical Helpers from the College of Southern Maryland’s (CSM) Regional Hughesville Campus Center for Trades and Energy Training June 14. The students’ accomplishments were a result of their hard work and a partnership between CSM, Calvert County Public Schools (CCPS) and the Independent Electrical Contractors Chesapeake (IEC).

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CSM Awards Tenure to Six Faculty Members

May 25, 2022

“After an intense review process by their peers, it is my honor to recommend their award of tenure,” CSM Provost and Vice President of Learning Dr. Rodney Redmond told the trustees. “These faculty members have given exceptional service, developed top-notch scholarship, and taught high-caliber classes to the CSM student body and community.”

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CSM Students Honored at Academic Excellence Award Reception

May 24, 2022

Students recognized for academic achievements in their fields of study during College of Southern Maryland’s (CSM) 39th Annual Academic Excellence Awards Reception included a retired Air Force dentist who discovered a passion for sculpture; a member of the CSM Hawks baseball team who is headed for a career as a social studies teacher; a student who helped lead CSM’s robotics team to its ranking as the best community college robotics team in the country; and a professional photographer who had returned to school to study cybersecurity.

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CSM Foundation Celebrates Colleagues, Friends, President Murphy with Engraved Bricks at Leonardtown Campus

May 23, 2022

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) Foundation was joined by faculty, staff, and honored guests this spring at the Leonardtown Campus, to honor supporters with engraved bricks laid in remembrance of loved ones, and in celebration of colleagues and friends of the CSM community who serve as the college’s champions. Purchased through the CSM Foundation, proceeds from the sale of the bricks go toward the student success fund.

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CSM Announces 2022 Spring Commencement Candidates for Graduation

May 16, 2022

The following students were recognized as candidates for associate degrees, certificates or letters of recognition at the College of Southern Maryland’s (CSM) 63rd Spring Commencement ceremony held Friday, May 13, 2022, at the La Plata Campus.

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CSM's Robotics Team - the Talons - Place 10th in World Competition

May 10, 2022

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) competitive robotics team – the Talons – headed to Dallas last week for the VEX Robotics World Championship where they competed against dozens of university teams from around the globe to earn the title of the 10th best team in the technology category and 11th best in the skills category.

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CSM Appoints Lesley Quattlebaum to Lead Velocity Center

May 9, 2022

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) announces the appointment of Lesley Quattlebaum, of La Plata, to director of the CSM Velocity Center in Indian Head. In her role, Quattlebaum will guide the Velocity Center as it continues to be a catalyst for scientific and innovative workforce development in collaboration with the Town of Indian Head, the U.S. Navy and the community.

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Congressman Steny Hoyer Tours New Center for Health Sciences Construction Site at CSM’s Regional Hughesville Campus; Secures $500,000 for Programming

April 20, 2022

Congressman Steny Hoyer met with College of Southern Maryland (CSM) leadership and staff to tour the construction of the new Center for Health Sciences at the college’s Regional Hughesville Campus April 19. During a pre-tour briefing, the group discussed how the $500,000 in critical funding Hoyer secured in FY2022 omnibus is being used to upgrade equipment for the new facility’s health education programs.

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CSM Mourns Death of Board of Trustee Samuel C. Jones

April 19, 2022

The College of Southern Maryland mourns the passing of CSM Board of Trustee Samuel C. Jones. Jones, who passed away April 12, had served and led the college and its students since 2013 when he was appointed by then Governor Martin O’Malley.

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Nearly 30 Employers to Participate in Tri-County Job and Career Fair April 15

April 14, 2022

The Spring 2022 Tri-County Job and Career Fair will be held Friday, April 15 at the College of Southern Maryland La Plata Campus from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Job seekers are encouraged to arrive early, be prepared to ask questions of nearly 30 participating employers and bring ample copies of their resume. There will be space available to fill out applications on site and submit them directly to hiring managers.

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Registration Opens Today for 12th Annual Nonprofit Institute at CSM Conference: Area Nonprofits Invited to Learn “What’s Next: Strategy and Adaptability”

April 5, 2022

The Nonprofit Institute at the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) invites representatives from local nonprofits to register for its 12th annual conference, which will take place virtually May 5 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. The theme of the conference is “What’s Next: Strategy and Adaptability,” with sessions geared toward helping nonprofits to move forward in a post-pandemic world. Registration opens today.

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CSM Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. Center for Leadership Presents Author Kate Germano as Women’s History Month Speaker March 30

March 26, 2022

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. Center for Leadership presents Women’s History Month Speaker Kate Germano – author of ‘Fight Like a Girl – The Truth Behind How Female Marines are Trained,’ March 30. The public is invited to hear from Germano – an author, women’s advocate, leadership coach and retired Marine officer – when she presents via Zoom from 1-2 p.m.

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From Dungeons and Dragons to Dave Chappelle, CSM Professor Applies Philosophical Theories to Gaming, Pop Culture

March 25, 2022

For many people, games offer a chance to take a break from the world – to play and relax. But for some players, gaming is a complex personal character-building exercise and even philosophical activity, proposes College of Southern Maryland (CSM) Professor Dr. Richard Bilsker. So strong is his believe, Bilsker will share his thoughts next month when he presents "Character Creation: Role-Playing Games and the Socially-Constructed Self” at the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association virtual conference as part of a panel on role-playing games and philosophy.

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Experience Hands-On Learning at CSM’s Educational Showcases this April

March 24, 2022

Have you ever wanted to solve a cold case with digital forensics or perform a virtual dissection of the human body? How about climbing into the cab of a tractor-trailer rig to see the view from up high? All that and more will be possible when the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) opens its doors to community members for a series of Educational Showcases, over several Sundays in April.

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Excitement Fills the Air as JazzFest Returns to CSM This Weekend

March 23, 2022

The 17th Annual JazzFest returns to the College of Southern Maryland this weekend at the college's La Plata Campus. This favorite and free Southern Maryland event will reignite the stage March 24-26 at the Brad and Linda Gottfried Theater.

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CSM Closes for Spring Break

March 15, 2022

All campuses of the College of Southern Maryland will close March 15 at 5 p.m. for Spring Break and reopen March 21, 2022. Access to online services, including registration for credit and non-credit classes, remains available at www.csmd.edu.

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Calvert County Commission for Women Recognizes CSM Director of Admissions Shelby Potts for Outstanding Leadership of United Way

March 12, 2022

College of Southern Maryland, (CSM) Director of Admissions Shelby Potts, of Owings, was honored March 12 during the Calvert County Commission for Women’s 19th Annual Women of the World Awards Celebration. Potts received the 2022 Outstanding Achievement for Business in recognition of her outstanding achievements in support of the Calvert County United Way.

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CSM Earns Spot in US CYBERCOM’s First Academic Engagement Network

March 7, 2022

College of Southern Maryland (CSM) students studying cybersecurity will receive game-changing instruction and opportunities thanks to the college's acceptance into the first cohort of the U.S. Military’s Cyber Command’s (CYBERCOM) Academic Engagement Network (AEN). Through the new network, CYBERCOM will collaborate directly with CSM to prepare students for the workforce, increase cyber-applied research and innovation, and expand cyber-focused analytic partnerships to enrich the nation’s strategic cyber dialogue.

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CSM Students Lobby Legislators About the Importance of Community Colleges

March 4, 2022

Students from the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) recently participated in Student Advocacy Day, an annual event hosted by the Maryland Association of Community Colleges (MACC) that allows students to share with their legislators about the vital role of Maryland’s community colleges and how CSM is changing their lives.

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CSM Moves to Mask Optional March 8

February 28, 2022

The College of Southern (CSM) will lift the indoor mask requirement on all campuses and implement a Mask Optional policy March 8. This move is in line with guidance recently issued by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, Governor Hogan, and state and county health departments. The lifting of indoor mask requirements at the county, state and national levels follows significant declines in COVID-19 health metrics.

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Charles County Public Schools and CSM Host 5 'Early College' Program Information Nights

February 15, 2022

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) in partnership with the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) is launching an Early College Program for high school students. The pilot program begins in fall 2022 and provides high school students with a tuition-free early start to higher education. An information session for students and families from Henry E. Lackey High School will be held tonight.

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CSM Recognizes 92 Allied Health Students for Certifying in Crucial Medical Professions, Celebrates ‘Healthcare Heroes Appreciation Week’

February 11, 2022

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) celebrated 92 graduates who became certified as Clinical Medical Assistants, Certified Medical Administrative Assistants, Certified Nursing and Geriatric Nursing Assistants, Dental Assistants, Phlebotomy Technicians, Certified Nutrition Coaches, and Personal Trainers during an Allied Health Career Recognition Ceremony Feb. 3. The recognition acknowledged the students who completed their programs in summer and fall of 2021.

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CSM Hosts Three-Part Webinar on ‘The Present Future of Work in Southern Maryland’ with Dr. Sybol Anderson Starting Feb. 15

February 9, 2022

Remember those quaint conversations we used to have about the future of teleworking before March 2020? Then the COVID-19 pandemic thrust most of us into remote/home work environments and accelerated technological developments that brought the future of our work squarely into the present. To discuss these changes and the speed with which they're occurring, the public is invited to join diversity, equity and inclusion expert Dr. Sybol Anderson, of Southern Maryland, for conversations with regional thought leaders about what the future of work is in Southern Maryland during three upcoming free and timely webinars sponsored by the College of Southern Maryland (CSM).

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Mark Your Calendars to Hear Guitarist Brent Ferguson When CSM Returns to Live Performances Feb. 11 and 13

February 9, 2022

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) returns to in-person music events this month with two concerts from classical guitarist and CSM Assistant Professor of Music Dr. Brent Ferguson. The musician will perform Friday, Feb. 11 at the Brad and Linda Gottfried Theater at the La Plata Campus Fine Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 13 at the Indian Head Black Box Theater at 3 p.m.

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CSM Campuses Will Open at 10 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 29 Due to Inclement Weather

January 28, 2022

All campuses of the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) will open at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 29, 2022, due to impending inclement weather and potentially hazardous driving conditions. Online classes continue as scheduled. For in-person classes scheduled before 10 a.m., instructors will provide information. For the latest information about CSM’s inclement weather delays/closings and protocols, visit https://ready.csmd.edu/status/.

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CSM Offers Classes to Address Mind-Body Connection and Overall Wellness as Community Emerges from Pandemic

January 26, 2022

For many people, the pandemic has brought a change in priorities and a desire to improve overall personal wellness – a trend supported by the World Health Organization which is emphasizing the importance of caring for your mental health now, more than ever. The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) has risen to support its communities by taking a holistic look at its Personal Enrichment offerings to find ways that these non-credit classes can improve people’s lives across multiple dimensions.

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Charles County Public Schools, CSM Partner to Launch Tuition-Free Early College Program for High School Students

January 21, 2022

The Board of Education of Charles County and the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) Board of Trustees met Jan. 20 to finalize the launch of an Early College program partnership. "We have decades of data that shows that early college changes the trajectory of student's lives and the lives of their families," said CSM President Dr. Maureen Murphy at the signing. "Early college promotes social and economic mobility for so many people who never thought college was an option."

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CSM Honors Professor Chris Ripley with Adjunct Faculty Excellence Award

January 20, 2022

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) recognized Business Instructor Chris Ripley, of Waldorf, with the college’s 2021 Adjunct Faculty Excellence Award. The honor, which was presented prior to CSM’s Winter Commencement Jan. 13, 2022, is given yearly to an adjunct faculty for outstanding achievement in classroom teaching, contributions both to their department and the college, professional development and community commitment.

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CSM Closes Jan. 17 in Observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 17, 2022

The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) will close for Martin Luther King Jr. Day Jan. 17, 2022 and will resume normal operating hours Jan. 18. During Martin Luther King Jr. Day, access to online services, including registration for credit and non-credit classes, remains available at www.csmd.edu.

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CSM Announces 2022 Winter Commencement Candidates for Graduation

January 13, 2022

The following students will be recognized as candidates for associate degrees, certificates, or letters of recognition at the College of Southern Maryland’s (CSM) 23rd Winter Commencement ceremony Jan. 13, 2022 during a virtual celebration held on social media.

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CSM campuses will open at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 7 due to inclement weather

January 6, 2022

All campuses of the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) will open at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 7, 2022, due to impending inclement weather and potentially hazardous driving conditions. Online classes continue as scheduled. For in-person classes scheduled before 10 a.m., instructors will provide information. Faculty and staff should not report to campus until 10 a.m.

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CSM’s Nonprofit Institute Staff Become Standards for Excellence Licensed Consultants

January 6, 2022

The staff of the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) Nonprofit Institute (NPI) have become Standards for Excellence Licensed Consultants after completing an intensive five-day virtual training seminar aimed at strengthening nonprofit governance practices. CSM NPI consultants Cara Fogarty and Michelle Sullivan, and Outreach Specialist Amy Davis were part of a 32-member class hailing from various regions of the country who completed the Standards for Excellence Institute® training to become the 2021 Class of Licensed Consultants.

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Jan. 5 inclement Weather Operational Status Update

January 4, 2022

Operational Status Update: CSM Campuses Will Open at 10 a.m. Jan. 5. Online classes continue as scheduled. The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) campuses will open at 10 a.m. Jan. 5, 2022 due to inclement weather forecasts.

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