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CSM Blossoms in April with Festivals, Conferences and Performances

April 1, 2023

Easter Egg Hunt. April 5. 3-6 p.m. La Plata Campus, HT Lawn. CSM Student Life invites the community to enjoy sweet treats, hunt for eggs, and win prizes. Free. Register at https://www.csmd.edu/calendar/2023/04/easter-egg-hunt.html.

mrfox2023_1.jpgCSM Theater Production: 'Fantastic Mr. Fox (Wood)'. April 7, 7:30 p.m. April 8, 3 p.m. La Plata Campus, Fine Arts Center, Brad and Linda Gottfried Theater. Roald Dahl’s much-loved story follows the vain attempts of three farmers, Boggis, Bunce, and Bean, one fat, one short, and one lean, to get rid of the fox who regularly steals food from their farms. “Fantastic Mr. Fox (Wood)” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. $15 General Admission; $10 Military with ID, Seniors age 65 and up, Youth age 17 and below; $5 CSM students, staff, and faculty with ID. One ticket per ID. https://www.csmd.edu/calendar/2023/03/theater-mr-fox-mar31.html

Wills Group Rising Talent Internship Program Search. April 7. 12-1 p.m. Online via Zoom. CSM’s Work-Based Learning Program is Hosting Wills Group – Rising Talent Internship Program Summer Internship Search! Learn about how their paid Summer 2023 internship program can help you grow and develop skills that will stick with you throughout your career! Free, registration required. https://www.csmd.edu/calendar/2023/04/wills-group-apr-6.html

College Closed for Easter Holiday. April 9. All CSM campuses will be closed for the Easter holiday April 9 and will reopen April 10. https://www.csmd.edu/calendar/2023/04/easter-holiday.html.

Spring Fling 2023: Party on the Lawn. April 11, Prince Frederick Campus, PF Lawn; April 12, Leonardtown Campus, Great Lawn; April 13, La Plata Campus, HT Lawn. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Join CSM for free activities including BBQ, caricatures, a selfie booth, SGA Elections, student organization fair, bubble ball soccer, and more! Free. https://www.csmd.edu/calendar/2023/04/spring-fling-2023.html.

Tri-County Job and Career Fair. April 12. 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. La Plata Campus, Business and Industry (BI) Building. Students, alumni, and members of the greater Southern Maryland community are welcome to attend this free event. No registration required for job seekers; registration and fee required for employers. https://www.csmd.edu/calendar/2023/04/acs-job-fair-23.html.

A Conversation with Poets Michael Glaser and Kate Lassman. April 13. 1-3 p.m. La Plata Campus, Center for Business and Industry (BI) Building, Room 103/104. Michael S. Glaser served as Poet Laureate of Maryland from 2004-2009. He is a Professor Emeritus at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, a recipient of the Homer Dodge Endowed Award for Excellence in Teaching, the Columbia Merit Award for service to poetry, and the Loyola College’s Andrew White Medal. Glaser has edited three anthologies and published eight collections of his own work. Kate Lassman’s work has appeared in such journals as “The Avocet”, “Time of Singing”, and CSM’s “Connections”. Her new poetry collection, “Dawn Anyway” can be described as “nature poetry with spiritual underpinnings.” She is currently an instructor of English and writing tutor at CSM. Free. https://www.csmd.edu/calendar/2023/04/lassman-glaser-13.html

deib2023.jpg“Walk A Mile in Our Awareness” Diversity, Equality, Inclusion, and Belonging Conference. April 14. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. La Plata Campus, Center for Business and Industry (BI) Building, Room 113. With the goal of examining and improving equity in education, the conference will feature hands-on activities to encourage collaboration and communication. The keynote speaker for the event is Janis L. Evans, author "Recollections About Race: Getting to the Roots and Healing," who will guide participants towards a fuller knowledge of the challenges faced by others. The conference is sponsored by the Dr. Maureen Murphy Distinguished Professor for Equity in Education Endowment. Free. Registration required. https://www.csmd.edu/calendar/2023/04/walk-a-mile-conference-14.html.

CSM Jazz Festival Concert. April 14-15. 7:30 p.m. La Plata Campus, Fine Arts Center, Brad and Linda Gottfried Theater. The Randy Runyon Project, led by CSM’s jazz and saxophone instructor, Randy Runyon, will perform on April 14. On April 15, experience CSM’s Jazz Ensemble, Solid Brass, a community jazz band with membership consisting of CSM students, several military band veterans, and members of the community. $10 General Admission; $5 Military with ID, Seniors age 65 and up, Youth age 17 and below; $5 CSM students, staff, and faculty with ID. One ticket per ID. https://www.csmd.edu/calendar/2023/04/csm-jazz-festival-concert.html.

Open House: La Plata Campus. April 15. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. La Plata Campus. Prospective students and their families can learn what CSM is all about and get a great introduction to CSM’s student supports and academic programs. Departments including admissions, financial aid, advising, Hawk Hub, student life, and more will be available to share information and answer questions. Free. https://www.csmd.edu/calendar/2023/04/open-house-lapl-15.html

Benny C. Morgan Concert Series: Aleia Gonzalez Gulino, Guitar and Alejandro Avila Alvarez, Piano. April 15. 3 p.m. Leonardtown Campus, Building A, Auditorium. Paraguayans artists Aleia Gonzalez and Alejandro Avila will present solo and duet pieces from South America. The Benny C. Morgan Concert Series is sponsored by the CSM Foundation, Carroll L. Alvey, Jr., and the St. Mary’s County Arts Council. Free. https://www.csmd.edu/calendar/2023/04/benny-morgan-concert-series-15.html.

Student Art Show. The annual student juried art exhibition runs April 15-May 8. A gallery talk will be held April 18 at 2 p.m. La Plata Campus, Fine Arts Center (FA Building), Tony Hungerford Memorial Art Gallery. Free. https://www.csmd.edu/calendar/2023/04/student-art-show-18.html.

Business Speaker Series: Financial Management. April 19. 11:30 a.m. La Plata Campus, Community Education (CE) Building, Room 101 and Online via Zoom. Kimberly Eubanks from Educational Systems Federal Credit Union will join the Business Speaker Series to discuss Financial Management. Free. https://www.csmd.edu/calendar/2023/04/business-speaker-series-4-19.html.

npi-conference-2023-newsroom.jpg13th Annual Nonprofit Institute Conference. April 20. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. La Plata Campus. The theme for this year’s conference is “Collaborative Communities: Building an Equitable Region,” a nod to the relationships and spirit of collaboration that have arisen against the backdrop of the upheaval of the past several years and strengthened nonprofits' capacity to meet needs and effect change. The conference will feature more than one dozen breakout sessions focused on topics of leadership, development, communications, planning and operations and management. The keynote address will be provided by CSM President Dr. Yolanda Wilson. $65. Registration required. https://www.csmd.edu/calendar/2023/04/nonprofit-institute-conference-20.html.

Open House: Virtual. April 20. 5-7 p.m. Online. Join us for a virtual look at CSM and the programs and opportunities that are offered. Free. Register at https://www.csmd.edu/calendar/2023/04/open-house-virtual-20.html.

art-of-innovation-april22.jpgArt of Innovation STEAM Festival. April 22. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Velocity Center at Indian Head. Join us for a family fun day to learn more about science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics (STEAM). Attendees can participate in hands-on STEAM activities, challenges, and demonstrations; learn about innovative technologies including robotics, and 3D printing; enjoy visual and performing arts exhibits and performances; and join in fun family activities including face painting, outdoor games, and a visit from the mobile library. Free. Registration encouraged but not required. https://www.csmd.edu/calendar/2023/04/art-of-innovation-22.html.

Connections Literary Series Magazine Reading. April 28. 7 p.m. La Plata Campus, Center for Business and Industry (BI) Building, Room 103. Contributors to the Spring 2023 Connections Literary Magazine will read and discuss their published work. Connections Literary Magazine is a regional literary journal published twice a year that features poems, stories, artwork, and photography of Southern Maryland. Free. https://www.csmd.edu/calendar/2023/04/connections-magazine-reading-7.html.

Student Honors Recital. April 28. 7:30 p.m. La Plata Campus, Fine Arts Center, Brad and Linda Gottfried Theater. The Student Honors Recital features solo and chamber performances by CSM music students. This recital will feature a variety of contemporary popular music and standard classical repertoire for specific instruments and voice. Student participants are recommended by their studio teachers. Free. https://www.csmd.edu/calendar/2023/04/student-honors-recital.html.

Latin Ensemble Concert. April 29. 7:30 p.m. La Plata Campus, Fine Arts Center, Brad and Linda Gottfried Theater. CSM's Latin ensemble, Ritmo Caché, directed by Dr. Stephen Johnson, will feature several old familiar “chestnuts” of Latin American music in styles such as salsa, bolero, cha-cha-chá, and modern renditions of Latin pop and jazz. $10 General Admission; $5 Military with ID, Seniors age 65 and up, Youth age 17 and below; $5 CSM students, staff, and faculty with ID. One ticket per ID. https://www.csmd.edu/calendar/2023/04/latin-ensemble-concert.html.

Ward Virts Concert Series: Austin Fairley, Trombone. April 30. 3 p.m. Prince Frederick Campus, Building B, Multipurpose Room 104. Austin Fairley is a low brass specialist who has performed in the top ensembles at Shenandoah Conservatory including the Symphony Orchestra, Wind Ensemble and Big Band. Free. https://www.csmd.edu/calendar/2023/04/ward-virts-fairley.html.

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