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Student Life Event Schedule

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Kennedy Center Presents: Arts Across America*
Monday – Friday (during entire fall semester), 4 p.m.

In collaboration with arts organizations from coast to coast, the Kennedy Center presents 20 weeks of free, online programming available on Facebook Live, YouTube, and www.kennedy-center.org.  Arts Across America will feature over 200 artists from all 50 states and 5 territories, plus Washington, D.C., who play leadership roles in their communities, exemplify unique regional artistic styles, and are using their medium as a tool for advocacy and social justice. 

Monday: Mid-Atlantic and New England; Tuesday: Mid-America and Midwest; Wednesday: Washington, D.C. and Kennedy Center; Thursday: South and U.S. Territories; Friday: West and Sankofa.org


September 2020


Welcome Back Days
Tuesday, September 8 and Wednesday, September 9

Welcome back!  Stop by and get your free caricature, and play for a chance to win some cold, hard cash! Both events will be held on each day at the same times.

Virtual Caricatures by ZoomToons, 1-5 p.m.
Register for September 8  |  Register for September 9

Caricature made digitally on a computer by an artist and made available immediately to download! Artist sketches 1 caricature every 5 – 6 minutes. Drop in between 1:00 and 5:00 p.m.

Register with your CSM student email using the links above.  You will be emailed the Zoom link prior to the event.

Free Money Game Show, 3-4 p.m.
Register for September 8  |  Register for September 9

Play for a chance to win FREE MONEY!  Whoever scores the most points wins.  How does it work?  Answer on your phone, tablet or laptop when you know the song, movie theme, TV theme, or Movie Quote.   Disney, Broadway, Rap, Rock, Netflix, Hip Hop, Nickelodeon and Movie Franchises are just some of the categories involved in the game!  At the end of the round whoever has the most points wins!

Register with your CSM student email using the links above.  You will be emailed the Zoom link prior to the event.

One Community: Bridging Divides
Tuesday, September 15, 7 – 8 p.m.  |  Register Now

The public is invited to listen and watch the inaugural event of the Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. Center for Leadership which celebrates the leadership of Senator Miller and his legacy of reaching across the aisle to create positive change for Maryland.

Hosted by the College of Southern Maryland’s Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. Center for Leadership, Equity and Inclusive Diversity Office, and Student Life Department in partnership with St. Mary’s College of Maryland’s Center for the Study of Democracy and Student Activities Department. 

CSM Virtual Fall Festival*
Thursday, September 17, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

The CSM Fall Festival is going virtual this fall! With games and fun galore, it’s sure to be one of this semester’s best events.  Join us for some or all the fun.  Either way, you won’t want to miss out!

ZoomToons – Caricature Artists, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.  |  Register Now

Playlist Bingo, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.  |  Register Now

Cell Phone Smack Down, 12 - 1 p.m.  |  Register Now

Free Money Games Show, 3 - 4 p.m.  |  Register Now

Party with the Prez, 6 - 7 p.m.  |  Register Now

Party with CSM President Dr. Maureen Murphy. Dr. Murphy will hang out, answer questions, and play games. Activities will include:

  • A timed scavenger hunt ($100 gift certificate to the book store to the winner)
  • Pictionary – 2 rounds ($100 gift certificate to the book store for each winner)
  • A chance to win 2 prizes of $250
  • GRAND Prize of $500 Performance Award to one lucky winner at the end of the party

Constitution Day 2020
Thursday, September 17

National Voter Registration Day:  Your Vote. Your Choice. Your Future.
Tuesday, September 22, 2:30-3:30 p.m.  |  Register Now

Your vote matters! Join the League of Women Voters of Calvert County as we learn about the voting process, our voting options due to COVID-19, and resources and strategies for helping others to vote. Make sure that your voice is heard in the 2020 general election! 

Hosted by the College of Southern Maryland’s Student Life Department, Thomas V. “Mike” Miller Center for Leadership, and Equity and Inclusive Diversity Office.


October 2020


Virtual Club Fair
Monday, October 12, open at 9 a.m.

Want to be more involved in your school community? Come to the Virtual Club Fair on October 12th to learn all about the clubs and organizations we have here at CSM. Hope to see you there!

A Pledge to Truth and Civility
Thursday, October 8, 7 - 8 p.m.

The public is invited to join CSM Professor of Communications, Michelle Christian, and CSM Instructor of Media Studies, Journalist, and CSM Nonprofit Institute Coordinator, Cara Fogarty, discuss how to spot fake news, the importance of checking facts and sources of information, and a variety of strategies for maintaining civility while engaging in difficult political conversations.

Hosted by the College of Southern Maryland’s Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. Center for Leadership, Equity and Inclusive Diversity Office, and Student Life Department in partnership with St. Mary’s College of Maryland’s Center for the Study of Democracy and Student Activities Department.

Financial Literacy Seminar*
Thursday, October 22, 2:30-3:30 p.m.  |  Register Now

Get in the financial game! Learn about basic tools for smart money management, investing, credit cards, and ways to finance your education.  Industry professionals will provide tips to help college students improve their financial literacy.

Liberty and Justice for All? The History of Voting Rights in America
Thursday, October 22, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.  |  Register Now

The public is invited to hear CSM Professor of History and Humanities and Social Sciences Department Chair, Dr. Christine Arnold-Lourie, travel through history to discover the evolution of American voting rights: How certain populations were denied the right to vote, the hard-fought battles to gain suffrage, and discriminatory voting practices that still exist today.

Hosted by the College of Southern Maryland’s Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. Center for Leadership, Equity and Inclusive Diversity Office, and Student Life Department in partnership with St. Mary’s College of Maryland’s Center for the Study of Democracy and Student Activities Department.

Around the Campfire: Local Lore and Ghost Stories*
Thursday, October 29, 7-9 p.m.  |  Register Now

Happy Halloween! Join your SGA and Student Life around the campfire to listen to stories of local lore, ghost stories, and even hear from a team of Paranormal Investigators! Bring your favorite campfire snacks and get ready for some scary fun.  We hope to see you there!


November 2020


Innocence Project:  Mr. Huwe Burton | Featured Speaker & Exoneree*
Thursday, November 5, 2:30-4:00 p.m.  |  Register Now

The Innocence Project represents clients seeking post-conviction DNA testing to prove their innocence. To date, 375 people in the United States have been exonerated by DNA testing, including 21 who served time on death row. Through the Innocence Project’s groundbreaking use of DNA technology to free innocent people, the Innocence Project has provided irrefutable proof that wrongful convictions are not isolated or rare events but instead arise from systemic defects. Please join us to hear former Innocence Project client Huwe Burton share his personal story of wrongful conviction through the use of flawed interrogation techniques which produced a false confession. Sponsored by Student Life in partnership with the Equity and Inclusive Diversity Office.

Indivisible: A Post Election Debrief
Tuesday, November 10, 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.  |  Register Now

We do not know what the results of the 2020 Election will be, but we do know that many of our neighbors will celebrate, and many will be frustrated—perhaps feeling despair. This moderated session will enable CSM and SMCM faculty, staff, and students to come together to process thoughts and feelings about the election process, the results, and to begin to envision a positive path forward as one community.

Hosted by the College of Southern Maryland's Equity and Inclusive Diversity Office, Student Life Department, and Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. Center for Leadership, and St. Mary’s College of Maryland’s Center for the Study of Democracy and Student Activities Department.

Mental Health Wellness Wednesday with CSM Counseling Service*
Wednesday, November 18, 2:30-3:30 p.m.  |  Register Now

Join Counseling Services for an open discussion on various mental health issues.


*PILLAR PROGRAM: Attending this event may count as extra credit for DEV or FYS students. Contact your instructor for more information.