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It's Time for Commencement, Recognition Ceremonies, Music and Thought-Provoking Discussions as CSM Celebrates Throughout May

April 30, 2023

Chorale And Chamber Choir Concert. May 4. 7:30 p.m. La Plata Campus, Fine Arts Center, Brad and Linda Gottfried Theater. The CSM Chorale is CSM’s men's chorus while the CSM Chamber Choir is a select chorus of 12-16 singers open to more advanced students. Both are conducted by CSM Professor Siobhan O’Brien. This concert will feature small and large ensemble vocal numbers as well as vocal chamber music and solos by members of the ensembles. $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/2023/05/chorale-and-chamber-choir-concert.html.

Southern Maryland Concert Band. May 6. 7:30 p.m. La Plata Campus, Fine Arts Center, Brad and Linda Gottfried Theater. The Southern Maryland Concert Band is a community-based concert band comprised of amateur and professional community musicians and CSM students. $10 general admission; $5 military with ID, seniors age 65 and up, youth age 17; $5 CSM students, staff, and faculty with ID. One ticket per ID. https://www.csmd.edu/calendar/2023/05/southern-maryland-concert-band.html.

Live @ the Velocity Center: Social Entrepreneurship: Innovation for Good. May 9. 6 p.m. Online Via Zoom. If you want to create positive change in your community by connecting with your life's purpose and making a difference in the world through a business, this is the event for you! Social Entrepreneurship leverages innovation that has the potential to solve community-based problems to create a positive impact in society. Join moderator Malcolm G. Tyson, Ph.D Venture Growth Adviser, Prince George’s County, RBII Mentor, Southern Maryland Consultant, to hear the stories of why and how social entrepreneurs do what they do. Gain useful insights to help you start or advance your social entrepreneurship journey and create the impact you dream about. Free, registration required. https://www.csmd.edu/calendar/2023/05/velocity-innovation-for-good-may-9.html.

Spring 2023 Nursing Recognition Ceremony. 2 p.m. La Plata Campus, Physical Education Center (PE Building), Gymnasium. Join CSM to celebrate graduating nurses. Free. https://www.csmd.edu/calendar/2023/05/nursing-recognition-spring-2023.html.

Spring 2023 Health Careers Readiness Ceremony. May 11. 6:00 p.m. La Plata Campus, Physical Education Center (PE Building), Gymnasium. CSM will recognize students who are pursuing health care careers. Free. https://www.csmd.edu/calendar/2023/05/health-careers-ceremony-spring-2023.html.

Spring 2023 Commencement. May 12. 10 a.m., School of Liberal Arts. 1 p.m., School of Professional and Technical Studies. 4 p.m., School of Science and Health, La Plata Campus, Physical Education (PE) Building. CSM will celebrate the class of 2023 with three in-person ceremonies at the La Plata Campus. All physical campus locations will be closed during this time. Student support services, CSM business, and classes will operate virtually. Free. https://www.csmd.edu/calendar/2023/05/spring-commencement.html.

Barbershop Extravaganza and Concert: Round Midnight. May 13. 7:30 p.m. La Plata Campus, Fine Arts Center (FA Building), Brad and Linda Gottfried Theater. “Round Midnight” is a barbershop quartet that has been thrilling audiences for nearly two decades with their one-of-a-kind style, demonstrating how close harmony can be applied to different musical genres such as R&B, pop, jazz, rock, and Broadway. The quartet is a three-time Top 10 World Finalist in the Barbershop Harmony Society International Barbershop Quartet Contest. There will be a workshop with youth during the day before the annual barbershop show at 7:30 pm. Youths can learn about participating in the workshop by contacting Paul Douglass at pwgouglass@csmd.edu. $10 for adults, $5 seniors/military with ID/youth of high school age and below/CSM students and staff with ID, unless otherwise noted. One ticket per ID. https://www.csmd.edu/calendar/2023/05/barbershop-round-midnight-may-13.html.

Ward Virts Concert Series: David Constantine, Percussion. May 21. 3 p.m. Prince Frederick Campus, Building B, Multipurpose Room 104. Dr. David Constantine is currently a percussionist with a prominent United States military ensemble. In addition to his orchestral playing, Constantine is a prolific solo and chamber percussionist. He has been awarded top prizes in international competition both in the United States and Western Europe. The Ward Virts Concert Series is presented by sponsors CSM Foundation, Dr. and Mrs. Henry Virts, and Anne and Stovy 'George' Brown. The series is also supported by the Arts Council of Calvert County. Free. https://www.csmd.edu/calendar/2023/05/ward-virts-constantine.html.

Provocations Faculty Excellence Speaker Series. May 25. 7 p.m. La Plata Campus, Learning and Resource Center (LR) Building, Room 102. Professor of English Bishnu Ghimire will present a talk on “Multilingual Writing Pedagogy and the Question of Equity and Inclusion in Community Colleges” as part of the Provocations Faculty Excellence Speaker Series. Free. https://www.csmd.edu/calendar/2023/05/arts-speaker-series-25.html.

Holiday: Memorial Day (College Closed). May 27 – May 29. The college will be closed for the Memorial Day Holiday, and will reopen on Tuesday, May 30. https://www.csmd.edu/calendar/2023/05/holiday-memorial-day.html.

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