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7/2016 - HawkTalk e-Newsletter

HawkTalk - July 2016 Edition

July Hawktalk Fall 2016

Hawk Hint

Need to withdraw from a summer session? The last day to withdraw or change to audit/credit for Summer I (12-week session) is July 27. The last day to withdraw or change to audit/credit for Summer II (9-week session) is July 19.

Get Your Schedule for Fall!

Don’t forget to register for fall classes while there are still seats left! Make an appointment with Academic Advising before the August rush! Due to peak registration, Academic Advising offices will move to walk-in only status on August 8 to maximize the number of students that advisors are able to assist during this busy time.

Schedule Your July Appointment Now!


Close To Graduating
This Summer?

graduate

You’ve worked hard earning your degree. Now it's time to make your achievements official. Graduation is not automatic; Be sure to meet with an Academic Advisor by August 1 to complete your graduation application.

Summer graduates should tell their Academic Advisors if they wish to participate in the Winter 2017 Commencement event.

Visit the Graduation page for more information.


New Walk-in Academic Hours -- Walk-in's Welcome

Walk-Ins Welcome

Starting on July 1, Academic Advising will have walk-in hours as follows:

La Plata, Leonardtown, and Prince Frederick Campuses:
Mondays and Thursdays: 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and 3 - 6:30 p.m.

Waldorf Center for Higher Education:
Mondays and Wednesdays: 3 - 6:30 p.m.

Want to schedule a meeting with an Academic Advisor? View appointment availability online.


Spring Graduates

Complete Your FAFSA Now!

Don’t forget to complete your FAFSA! Once submitted, you should receive updates on your FAFSA through your my.CSMD account. It may take weeks to process, so don't delay.


Want to Make
the Grade?

You’ve already made the smart decision to spend your summer earning credits toward your degree. Don’t forget, our tutors are here to help you stay ahead of the game by editing your papers and offering insights for most course subjects.

Check out the summer tutoring schedule at your campus for an extra boost to pass your class!


Code Green

Code Green

Each summer, CSM participates in a “Code Green” environmental initiative. Since May 27, all administrative offices have been closing at 1:30 p.m. and will continue to do so every Friday until July 29, except for July 8. The St. Charles Children’s Learning Center, Kids’ and Teen College, and Public Safety services will not be affected.

Changes to my.CSMD
and Blackboard

mycsmd redesign

We are always working hard to better serve our students. In September 2015, we launched our new, redesigned website, which streamlined information and made it easier to browse the website, especially on mobile devices. Now, we have refreshed the look of my.CSMD (launching Fall 2016), making it mobile-ready, easier to use, and more in line with our website's fresh new design and branding.

We’ve also changed our learning management system from Blackboard to myLearning. Don’t worry, faculty and students can access all of their courses through myLearning.


New CSM Athletics Website

Be Supportive
of Those Who
Seek Mental
Health Services

Did you know that mental health issues affect one in five adults in the United States? In spite of the fact that mental health problems are common, stigma continues to be a powerful force that prevents some of those individuals from seeking help. Sometimes, a person’s economic status, cultural or religious background, or access to quality treatment can further impact whether they will seek care.

Openly discussing mental health concerns and showing compassion for those dealing with mental health issues can help encourage those individuals to seek treatment. Counseling services are available to all CSM students. To learn more about mental health on campus, visit the Counseling Services website.


Student Health July Issue

Student Health 101

Be sure to check out Student Health 101. This online health and wellness magazine is designed for and caters to CSM students—just like you. Each issue provides a wealth of resources on nutrition, career advice, monthly recipes, contests, and more.

Sign up and view the current issue today.


Twilight

Get Ready
for the Twilight
Performance Series!

During the summer, CSM celebrates the communities we call home by hosting a free, outdoor performance series at all three campus locations. Save the dates, so you can bring the whole family out to enjoy four weeks of live entertainment. The fun kicks off July 12 with Chautauqua! All performances begin at 6:45 p.m.

View the Full Schedule Today!