2019 January - HawkTalk e-Newsletter

The Arts

Three of our 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 and beyond:

Open auditions will be held for:
Pippin (Main Stage Musical/Renaissance Festival, April/May)
January 22 and 23, 6 p.m., La Plata Campus

Tony Hungerford Memorial Art Gallery
Path by Choi Sukjin 
February 4 - March 14, La Plata Campus

Ward Virts Concert Series
Sahun Hong, Piano
February 10, 3 p.m., Prince Frederick Campus

Children's Theatre
African American Folk Tales: The Tails of Br'er Rabbit by CSM alumnus Kenneth L. Waters, Jr.
February 14, 7 p.m., La Plata Campus
February 15, 7 p.m., La Plata Campus
February 16, 2 and 7 p.m., La Plata Campus

Benny Morgan Recital Series
Keith Wright, Flute
February 23, 3 p.m., Leonardtown Campus

HawkTalk - January 2019 Edition

The January 9 Payment Deadline is Approaching Fast.

Hawk Hint

Walk-In Hours

Due to peak registration, Academic, Career, and Transfer Advising offices at the La Plata, Leonardtown, and Prince Frederick campuses, as well as at Waldorf Center for Higher Education move to an all walk-in status, from January 7 to February 1, to maximize the number of students that advisors see during this busy time.

The January 9 Payment Deadline is Approaching Fast.

Have you made your payment arrangements yet? Pay your Spring 2019 bill by choosing one of the options below before the January 9 payment deadline, or you will be subject to the CSM de-registration policy.

#1. Pay In Full
Log into my.CSMD to pay by credit card or pay in person at the Student Account Services office at the campus closest to you.

#2. Sign up for CSM’s Tuition Payment Plan
Log into my.CSMD. In Online Services, click on “Current Students” and under Student Finance, choose “View Account and Make Payments” and follow the instructions under "Create Payment Plan."

  • Enroll with a 25% deposit and three equal payments through January 21

#3. Receiving Financial Aid?
Log into my.CSMD to view your award to ensure you do not have an outstanding balance. If your aid has not been awarded or there remains an outstanding balance after your financial aid has been awarded, you must pay in full or sign up for the college's payment plan.

Register on or before January 8, your payment is due January 9.
Register on or after January 9 and your payment is due immediately.

We hope that your new year is off to a great start and that you are relaxed, refreshed, and ready to learn!

Spring Semester 2019 Dates

  • Spring Semester (15 weeks)
    January 22 - May 13
  • Spring Minisession I (7 weeks)
    January 22 - March 10
  • Spring 12-Week Session
    February 11 - May 13
  • Spring Minisession II (7 weeks)
    March 25 - May 13

Register today for your spring courses before the semester begins January 22.

Important Changes to your CSM OneCard

Important Changes to your CSM OneCard

CSM is no longer partnering with Blackboard Pay for financial transactions to your CSM OneCard.

What does this mean for you?
You will not be able to use your existing CSM OneCard after February 28, 2019, for any financial transactions.

Discontinue any non-CSM direct deposits to this card immediately and deplete any remaining funds prior to February 28, 2019. As of December 31, 2018, you are no longer able to load any further funds on this card.

You will need to authorize CSM to direct deposit refunds to your bank account.

For more information visit the Student IDs / Onecard page online.

Join us for Super Saturday on January 12

Join us for Super Saturday on January 12

Super Saturday is a chance to complete everything you need in one day! La Plata, Leonardtown, and Prince Frederick campuses participate on January 12 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

You can take your placement tests if you arrive by 9 a.m. Also, meet with an academic advisor, register for classes, arrange for payment, buy your books for the semester—basically everything you need to do to get ready for your classes. Current students are welcome to attend. New students encouraged to apply for admission before Super Saturday. For more information call 301-934-7765.

Take on a New Role

Take on a New Role

Audition for “Pippin” at 6 p.m. January 22 and 23 in the Fine Arts Center (FA Building) of the La Plata Campus. Everyone auditioning needs to have a one-minute monologue and 16 bars of a song with music for the accompanist. Be dressed for moving. Performers age 10 and up are needed for this Spring Main Stage Musical.

New Fitness Hours

New Fitness Hours

Sunday hours at the La Plata and Leonardtown campuses are changing beginning January 6. Both facilities will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Get the whole schedule online to fit in your workouts and pool times.

The 2019 Winter Commencement is set for 6 p.m., January 17, at the Physical Education Center (PE Building) on the La Plata Campus. Graduates need to arrive at 4 p.m. to get in their proper places and rehearse. Doors will open for guests at 5 p.m.

Tickets are required for guests in the Physical Education Center (PE Building); The ceremony will also be broadcasted in the Fine Arts Center (FA Building) and no tickets are needed to watch.

Support May Be Available to Students Impacted by Government Shutdown

Support May Be Available to Students Impacted by Government Shutdown

If you are a CSM student and you or your family are having a financial hardship as a result of the government shutdown, you may be eligible for tuition assistance.

The College of Southern Maryland has established tuition assistance programs to assist both credit and non-credit students who have been impacted financially by the government shutdown.

For more information on the government shutdown and how CSM can assist you, visit the Government Shutdown Tuition Assistance page online.

Amazon Price Match Guarantee

Amazon Price Match Guarantee

Don’t overpay for textbooks. CSM is proud to introduce its latest textbook affordability initiative—Amazon Price Match. Purchase your textbooks at the CSM College Store, compare prices on Amazon, and we’ll refund the difference.

Learn more about the terms and conditions

Have You Checked Out Our Basketball Teams?

CSM has an excellent basketball program for both men and women, and games are scheduled throughout January and February. Check out the home games at the La Plata Campus’s Physical Education Center (PE Building), with a full schedule on the athletics website.

Get Info on the Men of Excellence

Get Info on the Men of Excellence

The Men of Excellence is a unique initiative that works to improve the retention and graduation rates of African American students at CSM. Get support meeting your academic and professional goals on campus and beyond.

Learn more about the Men of Excellence at Meet-and-Greet events throughout February.

Prince Frederick Campus
February 12
from 2 to 4 p.m.

La Plata Campus
February 13
from 12 to 2 p.m.

Leonardtown Campus
February 14
from 2 to 4 p.m.

Student Health 101

Student Health 101

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