2019 October - HawkTalk e-Newsletter

The Arts

Music, Arts, Literature, and More

There are plenty of ways to celebrate the Arts at CSM this month.

Visual Arts
"When Our Rivers Collide" by Wesley Clark
September 3 - October 17
La Plata Campus, Fine Arts Center, Tony Hungerford Memorial Art Gallery

Connections Literary Reading: Philip Metres
October 11, 7:30 p.m.
Leonardtown Campus, Building A, Auditorium

"the Lightness and the Dark" by Lisa Elmaleh
October 28 - December 12
La Plata Campus, Fine Arts Center, Tony Hungerford Memorial Art Gallery

Connections Literary Reading: Jericho Brown
November 1, 7:30 p.m.
Prince Frederick Campus, John E. Harms Academic Center (Building A), Room 119

Theater and Dance
CSM Theater presents "Miss Julie"
October 11 - 12, and 17 - 18, 8 p.m.
October 13, 3 p.m.
La Plata Campus, Brad and Linda Gottfried Theater, Fine Arts Center (FA Building)

Benny C. Morgan Concert Series: David Jones, Tenor
October 19, 3 p.m.
Leonardtown Campus, Building A, Auditorium

Southern Maryland Concert Band
October 26, 8 p.m.
La Plata Campus, Fine Arts Center, Brad and Linda Gottfried Theater

HawkTalk - October 2019 Edition

HawkTalk - October 2019 Edition - October Events

Hawk Hint

Important Dates

October 24: Classes Begin for Fall Minisession II
October 27: Last Day to Drop/Add for Fall Minisession II
November 11 - 14: Priority Enrollment for 2020 Winter Session and Spring Semester opens for current students

October Events

At CSM, we want our students to be well-rounded individuals. That is why we provide a variety of events to enrich your student experience. Check out the events we have in store for you this month:

Are you about to fulfill your requirements for graduation? Take care of all your graduation needs at Grad Fest. On October 9, head to the Prince Frederick Campus, Building B, Multipurpose Room to:

  • Apply for graduation with an academic advisor
  • Get info about announcements, caps, and gowns
  • Take a free graduation photo in cap and gown, which you’ll receive electronically
  • Win door prizes, and much more

Teacher Education Open House

Teacher Education Open House

Are you considering a career as a teacher? Come to the Building A Auditorium of the Leonardtown Campus from 4 to 6 p.m. on October 10 for the Teacher Open House, where you can learn about teacher education at CSM and certification pathways throughout the region. Talk to representatives from CSM, partner institutions, and the three Southern Maryland school systems. 

  • Learn about teacher certification requirements
  • Explore opportunities for teacher education majors at CSM
  • Find out what it takes to be a teacher

The event is free. For more information, contact Professor Beth Settle, Teacher Education Program Coordinator at or 240-725-5459.

Have You Checked Your Student E-mail?

Don’t forget to check your new CSMD e-mail! This is a great way for you to communicate with professors and classmates. 

To get started, 

  1. visit, OR and click "O365"
  2. use your my.CSMD username and password.

Helpful tip:
You can also download the Outlook app and use it to get your e-mail on your phone, so you always have access to what you need. For additional information go to our Office 365 page 

Designers Wanted!

Designers Wanted!

The theater in the Fine Arts Center (FA Building) in La Plata needs a new plaque, and we’re looking for the most talented student to design it. Compete with other designers to create a plaque that recognizes our generous donors, CSM President Emeritus Brad Gottfried and Linda Gottfried, for naming the theater. The deadline to enter is November 1, and the winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship for CSM classes.

Check out the details of the competition online, and get your creative mind going.

Campus Well by Student Health 101

Campus Well
by Student Health 101

Did you know we have an awesome resource at CSM for nutrition, health advice, recipes, and even career help? Check out the latest issue, and sign up to get Campus Well by Student Health 101 in your inbox.

An estimated 30 percent of college students don’t have reliable access to food, and no Hawk should ever go hungry. Throughout the month of October, help us stock the Hawk Feeders on each of the college’s four campuses. These micro-pantries help address short-term basic needs that college students sometimes experience. They operate on the simple concept of taking what you need.

Donation box locations:  

  • La Plata Campus:
    Campus Center (CC Building), Lobby,
    Student Association Office 
  • Leonardtown Campus:
    Building B, Student Lounge
  • Prince Frederick Campus:
    John E. Harms Academic Center (Building A), Lobby and Student Association Office, Building A, Room 120

Night of Engineering

Night of Engineering

We have an incredible partnership with the University of Maryland College Park and Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) and we can’t wait to tell you all about it! Come to a Night of Engineering on October 17, 6 p.m. at the Leonardtown Campus, Building A, Auditorium. You can get information about our Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering partnership with NAWCAD, located at the Patuxent River Naval Air Station in St. Mary's County, and learn how it can benefit you.

Celebrate Adult Education

Celebrate Adult Education

We are celebrating our Adult Education graduates this month. Graduation dates and locations include:

  • October 23, 6 p.m.,
    Leonardtown Campus, Building A, Multipurpose Room
  • October 29, 6 p.m.,
    Prince Frederick Campus, Building B, Auditorium
  • October 30, 6 p.m.,
    La Plata Campus, Fine Arts Center (FA Building), Auditorium

Stay Connected

Stay Connected

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