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2020 January - HawkTalk e-Newsletter

HawkTalk - January 2020 Edition

HawkTalk - January 2020 Edition - Stop the Drop

Open for Assistance

Spring classes will be starting January 21! To serve you better, we will extend our service hours on January 14 and 15, 2020, so services will be available from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Get help during those extended hours with admissions, advising (starting at 9 a.m.), testing, financial aid, registration, the registrar, IT Help Desk, account services, and the CSM College Store.


2020 Winter Commencement begins with the Nursing Recognition Ceremony on January 16, 2020, starting at 10 a.m. on the La Plata Campus in the Physical Education Center (PE Building). 

Winter graduates will be celebrated that same day starting at 2:30 p.m. in the same building. Get more information about Winter Commencement #CSMGrad2020 on our website.


Important Dates

Important Dates


Audition for the Spring Shows

Audition for the Spring Shows

Show off your acting chops at theater auditions from 6 to 9 p.m. on January 24, 2020, and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on January 25, 2020, on the La Plata Campus in the Fine Arts Center, Brad and Linda Gottfried Theater.

Performers will be auditioning for The Children's Hour, on stage in March, and Twelfth Night, on stage in April.

Everyone who auditions needs to prepare a one-minute monologue. If you’re interested in Twelfth Night, please prepare a Shakespearean monologue. 

Callbacks are set from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, January 27, 2020.


Help Us Address Food Insecurity

Help Us Address Food Insecurity

Every student is important to us, and we want to make sure we are doing the best we can to address food insecurity that might exist among our students. Help us determine how to best serve those who may be experiencing food insecurity by completing a quick survey. The voluntary survey is anonymous and will only take about five minutes. Your participation is crucial, and the results will help us determine whether we should establish a student food pantry.


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.

Save the date now for the Spring Transfer Fair, coming up in February.  

La Plata Campus:
February 24, 2020, 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Leonardtown Campus:
February 25, 2020, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Prince Frederick Campus:
February 25, 2020, 2 - 4 p.m.


Become a Hawk!

Become a Hawk!

Athletes, take notice. Practices for spring sports start at the end of January, and now is your chance to get on a field or a court as a CSM Hawk! We have competitive, nationally recognized programs in softball, soccer, lacrosse, cross country, basketball, golf, baseball, and volleyball. Our athletes receive academic support and guidance throughout their college careers while logging field and court time and experiencing the incredible camaraderie of being on a team.

If you’re ready to get started and make your college career even more exciting and fulfilling, fill out our Recruitment Questionnaire today.


CSM Apps

Stay Connected with CSM Specific Apps

There are two apps that should be on the phones of every student: CSM Safe and CSM Mobile. 

CSM Safe is a product of the Public Safety and Preparedness department. It provides students, faculty, and staff with added safety on campus by sending important safety alerts and offering instant access to campus safety resources.

The app can get you to Public Safety and local law enforcement for the CSM area in case of an emergency or a non-emergency concern. You can report safety or security concerns right to Public Safety, and even let friends know you’re OK if there’s an emergency. The app also gives you instant access to notifications and instructions from Public Safety if there is an on-campus emergency, and has emergency plans that you can access even when you don’t have Wi-Fi or cellular data.

The CSM Mobile app is perfect for credit students who want to communicate with each other and keep up with what’s happening on campus. An events calendar keeps you informed and discussion boards keep you connected with clubs, activities, and fellow students.

Download both of our apps today so you can stay connected.