2018 September - HawkTalk e-Newsletter

The Arts

All three CSM campuses present a variety of artistic expressions, from pottery to stage productions. Our rich blend of offerings can satisfy any appetite for art. Check out what is happening this month:

Visual Arts
Rest Area by Rob O'Neil
September 4 - October 4, La Plata Campus, Fine Arts Center, Tony Hungerford Memorial Art Gallery

Theatre Arts: Cause Theatre
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
September 27, 7:30 p.m., La Plata Campus, Fine Arts Center
September 28, 8 p.m., La Plata Campus, Fine Arts Center
September 29,  2 p.m., La Plata Campus, Fine Arts Center

HawkTalk - September 2018 Edition

Welcome Back, Hawks!

Hawk Hint

You can still add a class for the Fall 12-week session and Fall Minisession II (7 weeks).

Fall 12-week Session
September 24 – December 17

Fall Minisession II (7 weeks)
October 25 – December 17

Welcome Back, Hawks!

Campus is buzzing again! Fall classes have begun, and now it’s time to make the most of your college experience. CSM has a wealth of resources dedicated to your success:

Learning Support Services: New Name, Same Great Services
What used to be the Student Success Center is now Learning Support Services. Three of the campuses now have a Learning Center where you can access free tutoring, quiet study areas, information and help with myProgress, and online workshops. Each Learning Center has a Learning Support Services Coordinator who can
help you, by appointment, with success strategy plans and more.

Campus Life
Did you know that engaged students are more successful? Make new friends and enhance your or college experience by getting involved with student groups, athletic teams, and the arts.

Check out the student life calendar to see what’s coming up and what you can fit into your schedule.

Commit to Your Health
A healthy student is a successful student. We have help for your body and your mind through our fitness centers and personal counseling.

Lose Something on Campus?
Check out each campus’s lost and found to see if it’s been turned in or contact your Public Safety Department (PSD). To better suit the needs of faculty, staff, and students, PSD will now hold all left-behind property.

Stay Connected
Communicate with the college and your fellow students on the CSM App. Download it through the Apple Store or Google Play. Plus, connect with us on social media for everything you’ll need to know about calendar events, weather closings, and more.

Are you taking your last classes for your program? It’s time to sign up for Grad Fest! This is a one-stop source for all your graduation needs. RSVP online so you can complete your graduation application for this special day.

  • Meet with an academic advisor to apply for graduation
  • Get info about announcements, plus caps and gowns
  • Pose for a free portrait
  • Enter to win prizes and more

Can’t make it to the event? You must see an academic advisor and complete your free graduation application by November 15 in order to walk in the 2019 Winter Commencement Ceremony. If you are not participating in commencement, the deadline to apply for a diploma is December 15. There is a fee for the cap and gown if you want to participate in the commencement ceremony. See the Graduation page for more information.

Grad Fest Dates

Leonardtown Campus
October 8, 12 - 6 p.m.

La Plata Campus
October 16, 12 - 6 p.m.

Prince Frederick Campus
October 17, 12 - 6 p.m.

RSVP online for a Grad Fest at a campus near you

Focus on Success

Focus on Success

We dedicate an entire week in September to academic success and retention. September 17 - 21, we’ll be hosting events where we will share strategies for success and motivational tips, plus you can get free group and online tutoring.

There are so many ways we can support you in achieving your goals. And if you need more reasons to stop by, we’ll have snacks and prizes! Learn more on the CSM calendar.

Are You a Future Engineer?

CSM is a proud supporter of the Southern Maryland Engineering Partnership between Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, or NAWCAD, and the University of Maryland, College Park. If you are a pre-engineering student at CSM, you should attend an Information Session at 1:30 p.m. September 13 that will focus on this partnership and how it can help you with your academic goals. Hear from Dr. David Barrett, who will give a talk and then answer questions.

CSM students and members of the community are welcome to attend, plus it will be live-streamed at: the Leonardtown Campus, Building A, Room 208; the La Plata Campus, in the BI Building basement, Room 009, and the Prince Frederick Campus, Building A, Room 108.

Can’t Come to Campus? Video Chat!

Can’t Come to Campus? Video Chat!

If you can’t get to one of the campuses during operating hours, you can now schedule an appointment with an academic advisor to meet by video-chat or by a phone call. If you prefer to see an advisor via video-chat, they can show you how to register in the new Student Planning, answer questions, and help you plan your classes. Call Academic, Career, and Transfer Services today to set up an appointment.

Student Health 101

Student Health 101

This online health and wellness magazine is your resource on nutrition, career advice, monthly recipes, and more. View the current issue now and sign up now and sign up to receive Student Health 101 each month to your e-mail inbox.

Career Services invites you to the Seasonal and Part-Time Job Fair. This event is a great way to meet with prospective employers, apply for jobs, and earn a little cash in your pocket before the holidays! Want to prepare beforehand? Visit our Ready Room on September 17 - 19 to update your resumé and practice interviewing skills before the Job Fair.

The event is free to all students, but registration is requested. Bring plenty of resumés, and dress professionally, as interviews may be conducted on the spot!

Celebrate CSM's 60th Birthday at Regency Furniture Stadium

Free tickets to Regency Furniture Stadium!

Celebrate CSM's 60th birthday with free general admission tickets to the Blue Crabs game on September 14. Ticket vouchers can be picked up at any of the CSM College Store locations or at Regency Furniture Stadium the night of the game.

Health Pathway Info Session

Health Pathway Info Session

So you’re pursuing a higher education, but have you made a decision about the pathway you plan to take? Have you considered a career in the health field?

If you’d like to know more about this continually growing field, join the Division of Health Sciences and Continuing Education/Workforce Development at a Health Pathway Information Session. Learn about all CSM health field programs, including the competitive admissions and petition process.

All of the sessions are from 1 to 2 p.m. Sessions at the La Plata Campus and will all be held in the CE Building, Room 101 on each of these dates:

  • September 21
  • October 19
  • November 16
  • December 7

Sessions at the Leonardtown Campus will be held in Building B, Room 315 on these dates:

  • September 28
  • November 2

Sessions at the Prince Frederick Campus will be held in Building A, Room 236 on these dates:

  • October 26
  • November 30

If you’d like to attend one of these sessions, register online and be sure to select your program of interest.

Academic Advising Goes Back to Scheduled Appointments

Academic Advising Goes Back to Scheduled Appointments

On September 17, Academic Advising returns to Monday and Thursday walk-ins and Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday appointments. 

Develop a plan to complete your degree or certificate and learn how to access your plan in Online Services. Work with an academic advisor to plan courses on a timeline in Student Planning so you’ll know when you can graduate! Learn more about Student Planning. Schedule an appointment today!