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Plan a February Filled with #CSMLove, Art Events, Connections and Concerts

February 1, 2024

#Csmlovesinnovation Challenge - I Spy Innovation at CSM! Feb. 1 – 16. Feb. 1 kicks off CSM’s Innovation Challenge, which runs though National Innovation Day, Feb. 16. Teams of one to three members are challenged to find the innovative spaces around CSM Campuses and take a team selfie or short video of your team to explain what innovation means to you. Entries should be sent to innovation@csmd.edu. Free. https://www.csmd.edu/calendar/2024/02/innovation-challenge.html.

Transfer Thursdays. Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29. 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Transfer institutions are now coming to you virtually! Each Thursday from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., representatives from three institutions will be available to chat with you virtually and help you navigate your transfer experience! You do not have to stay the whole two hours; just drop-in at any point during the time frame to ask your questions. Free. View the schedule and register at https://www.csmd.edu/student-services/transfer-services/transfer-fairs/index.html.

Connections Literary Series: Author Caitlyn Hunter. Feb. 2. 7:30 p.m. La Plata Campus, Learning Resource Center (LR Building), Room 102. Join Assistant Professor Caitlyn Hunter in a conversation with English professor Krista Keyes as they discuss myth, history, and growing up in Southern Maryland. Hunter will be reading excerpts from her book, “Power in the Tongue,” a hybrid memoir that reimagines stories about her family in the vein of Black folktales. Hunter was the inaugural Emerging Black Artist in Residence at Chatham University. She is a doctoral candidate at Duquesne University where she researches African American literature and Black food studies. She is currently writing both a collection of short stories and a culinary memoir about her maternal ancestry. Her work appears in Midnight & Indigo, Lost Balloon, and elsewhere. Free. https://www.csmd.edu/calendar/2024/02/author-caitlyn-hunter-feb-2024.html.

CSM Faculty String Recital: Emily Doveala, Cello and Paul Bagley, Violin. Feb. 3. 3 – 5 p.m. La Plata Campus, Brad and Linda Gottfried Theater; Hank Willoughby Foundation Center for the Arts. Dr. Emily Doveala holds a bachelor’s degree in music/cello performance from Ithaca College, a master’s degree in cello performance from Stony Brook University, and her doctor of musical arts from the University of Maryland. Doveala is in her second year as a cello and music appreciation instructor at CSM. Dr. Paul Bagley is a freelance violinist and violist who performs with a wide variety of groups in the greater Washington, D.C., area and beyond, including as concertmaster and soloist. Bagley received a bachelor’s in music/violin from the University of Wisconsin-Superior, and his master’s in music from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He holds a doctorate from the University of Maryland, College Park and joined the College of Southern Maryland music faculty as a violin instructor in 2022. Free. https://www.csmd.edu/calendar/2024/02/string-recital-2-3-2024.html.

University Of Maryland College Park On-Campus Admissions Representative Visit. Feb 5. 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., La Plata Campus, Center for Science and Technology (ST) Building, Lobby; 2 p.m. – 4 p.m., Prince Frederick Campus, Building A, Lobby. An admissions representative from the University of Maryland College Park will be on campus to talk with students who are interested in transferring to the institution. Free. https://www.csmd.edu/calendar/2024/02/md-college-park-on-campus-feb05.html.

St. Mary's College of Maryland On-Campus Admissions Representative Visit. Feb. 6, 12 – 2 p.m., Prince Frederick Campus, Building A, Lobby and Feb. 20, 12 –2 p.m., La Plata Campus, Center for Science and Technology (ST) Building, Lobby. An admissions representative from St. Mary's College of Maryland will be on campus to talk to students who are interested in transferring to their institution. https://www.csmd.edu/calendar/2024/02/st-marys-on-campus-feb6.html

George Bedell, “By Mourning Tongues” Gallery Talk. Feb. 6. 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. La Plata Campus, Fine Arts Center, Tony Hungerford Memorial Art Gallery. Artist George Bedell, he will share the inspirations behind his work and the themes therein. His exhibition “By Mourning Tongues,” which is currently showing at the Tony Hungerford Memorial Art Gallery, explores literary and historical references to rituals of memorialization. The exhibition runs through March 8. Free. https://www.csmd.edu/calendar/2024/02/gallery-bedell-feb6.html.

University Of Maryland Global Campus On-Campus Admission Representative Visit. Feb. 7, 12 – 2 p.m. La Plata Campus, Center for Science and Technology (ST) Building, Lobby. An admission representative from the University of Maryland Global Campus will be available for students to speak with. Free. https://www.csmd.edu/calendar/2024/02/um-global-on-campus-feb-7.html.

Ward Virts Concert Series: Brian Ganz, Piano. Feb 10. 3 – 5 p.m. Prince Frederick Campus, Building B, Multipurpose Room 104. “The Washington Post” wrote that “one comes away from a recital by pianist Brian Ganz not only exhilarated by the power of the performance but also moved by his search for artistic truth.” For many years Ganz has made it his mission to join vivid music making with warmth and intimacy onstage to produce a new kind of listening experience, in which great works come to life with authentic emotional power. Free. https://www.csmd.edu/calendar/2024/02/brian-ganz-piano-2-10-2024.html.

Campus Association Hackathon. Feb. 14. 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Online and La Plata Campus, Campus Center (CC) Building, Lobby. Students will be asked to complete puzzles, riddles, and brain teasers to challenge themselves and unwind. Free. https://www.csmd.edu/calendar/2024/02/ca-hackathon-feb14.html.

Shenandoah University On-Campus Admissions Representative Visit. Feb. 21, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., La Plata Campus, Center for Science and Technology (ST) Building, Lobby; and Feb 22, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Prince Frederick Campus, Building A, Lobby. An admissions representative from Shenandoah University will be on the La Plata Campus for students to meet with. Free. https://www.csmd.edu/calendar/2024/02/shenandoah-on-campus-feb-21.html.

American Legion Information Session for Military - Connected Students. Feb 21. 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Prince Frederick Campus, Building A, Room 101 & 101J. This session will provide information regarding the American Legion, employment opportunities, how to file VA claims, and any other VA resources. Free. https://www.csmd.edu/calendar/2024/02/connected-military-students-session-02-21.html.

CSM Theater Production: “Beanstalk! The Play!” Feb. 23 – March 3. 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. Special daytime matinee on Feb. 23 and March 1, at 10:30 a.m. for field trip and homeschool groups; prior reservations required. La Plata Campus, Hank Willoughby Foundation Center for the Arts (FA Building), Brad and Linda Gottfried Theater. "Beanstalk! The Play!" by Roz Mihalko and Donna Swift is exactly like nothing you've ever seen before, not even in a book! This fun family show follows the adventures of Jack, a young boy with his head in the clouds and his nose in a book of fairy tales. Filled with hilarious characters and more twists than a climbing vine, "Beanstalk! The Play!" is one show that's guaranteed to grow and grow and grow right into your heart. Tickets are $10; Special matinees are $5. https://www.csmd.edu/calendar/2024/02/beanstalk-play-feb23.html.

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