the Friday Report - CSM Faculty & Staff Information

VOLUME 39 NO. 44 NOVEMBER 21, 2014
#GIVINGTUESDAY
is just 11 days away.
See page 3 for details
on how to participate,
how you can
win prizes,
and how you can
double your
gift's impact.
THANKSGIVING
BREAK
The college
will be closed
November 26-30 for
Thanksgiving Break.
Have a safe and
enjoyable holiday.
The next issue of
The Friday Report
will be published on
December 5.
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CSM Celebrates
Dedication of the
Community Education
Building
CSM celebrated the dedication of the expanded La Plata Campus’
Community Education (CE) Building with a ceremony on November 20.
Dr. Brad Gottfried, center, cuts the ribbon dedicating
The original 11,785-square-foot CE Building was completed in 1968,
the CE Building. He is joined by, from left: Trustees Lois
one of three original structures on the college’s new La Plata Campus.
DiNatale and Dorothea Holt Smith; Charles County
Commissioner Ken Robinson; Vice President of Student
The new CE Building has 48,000 square feet with 18 classrooms,
Instructional Support Services Dr. Bill Comey;
as well as specialized rooms for allied health, veterinarian tech, criminal and
Trustee Chair Mike Middleton; Maryland delegates
justice, and geography classes, as well as a Macintosh computer lab.
Sally Jameson and James E. Proctor; delegate-elect
“Today we celebrate a wonderful building that’s dedicated to providing Edith Patterson; and CSM student Megan Goodwin
who recently completed the Medical Assisting certificate
the highest level of education service for our community,” said CSM
program at CSM.
Board of Trustees Chair Michael Middleton.
“You will always have the support of the Southern Maryland delegation,” said Maryland Del. Sally Jameson. “The
money spent on the CE Building is good money. Certainly our future in this region will depend on how we continue to
ensure that our young people and those with additional need for training are able to come here.”
“The economic impact of CSM is tremendous, not only for our students and their families, but also for our
community as a whole. The average income at the career midpoint of someone with an associate's degree in the CSM
service area is $48,000—35 percent more than a student with a high school diploma. The economic impact we have to
Southern Maryland is $249 million,” said CSM President Dr. Brad Gottfried.
“Over the last 10 years, the image, perception and importance of community
colleges has changed across the nation. And I cannot think of any institution that has
helped change that image more than the College of Southern Maryland,” said Charles
County Commissioner Ken Robinson.
Kimberly Briscoe-Tonic, owner of the Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home along with
her husband Tony, told guests that the college’s Small Business Development Center
was instrumental in the opening of their business, which was awarded the 2010
Small Business of the Year during the Leading Edge Awards.
Faculty,
staff, and guests raise their
Megan Goodwin of Waldorf, recent completer of the Medical Assisting
hands in response to Dr. Gottfried’s
question
on who
had attended
classes Certificate Program, said that when she lost her son unexpectedly, she gave up on her
at
CSM,
even in the old CE Building. aspirations to work in the medical field. A friend encouraged her to go back to school
to get the training she needed to get back to the work she loved.
The dedication ceremony also included two plaque unveilings. One wing of the CE Building is named
The Proctor Family Wing in Honor of Steve and Carolyn Proctor, in recognition of the bequest of $250,000 to
the CSM Foundation by Steven and Dianne Proctor as a tribute to his parents, for whom education was a priority. The
Neale Chaney Slater Lecture Hall is named in memory of the son of CSM Alumnus and Foundation Director Austin
“Joe” Slater, Jr., in recognition of the $100,000 planned gift to the CSM Foundation that will provide scholarships for
future generations.
The CE Building will be the new home for the Social Sciences and Public Services Division, the Division of
Continuing Education and Workforce Development, the Small Business Development Center, The Corporate Center,
and the Planning, Institutional Effectiveness, and Research Department.
For the full story and additional photos from the event, visit:
http://csmphoto.zenfolio.com/p1026798066.
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FROM T H E O F F I C E O F TH E PRES ID EN T ( PRE)
Message from the President
As we head into the holiday season, I want to wish all of you a happy Thanksgiving. I also want to make you aware of two decisions that
the President’s Council has made recently, which may influence your holiday shopping:
1. Effective January 1, 2015, all regularly benefited non-faculty employees will receive a 1% market adjustment that will be added to their base
salaries. We may add as much as an additional 1% to base or as a one-time allocation in February, depending on how the spring enrollment
looks. (Note: Faculty received a half-step increase in July 2014.)
2. Because our health insurance claims this year have been modest in relation to employees and the college's health insurance premium
contributions, our current healthcare fund balance is robust and higher than required. Since the college is self-insured, we are declaring two
“premium holidays” which means health insurance premiums will not be deducted from paychecks issued on December 4 and December 18
(for pay periods ending November 29 and December 13). Depending on how the claims continue tracking in 2015, we may declare additional
“premium holidays” in the future. We hope that this tangible benefit provides an incentive for our employees and their families to continue
leading healthy lifestyles.
It is my pleasure to share this news with you as 2014 comes to a close. However, please note that these decisions were made very
thoughtfully as we continue to deal with a flattening enrollment trend and unclear political landscape with many changes in the 2015 legislative
leadership, both at the local and state level. So,as we end this semester and prepare for the spring semester, I encourage each employee to look
for ways to advance the college, to economize on expenses and to encourage our students to persist in their educational pursuits.
Board of Trustees Meeting
The Board of Trustees held its monthly board meeting on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at the Leonardtown Campus.
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• The following oral reports were presented:
- Vice President Jernigan presented the October 2014 financial report.
- Trustee Roache presented a Human Resources and Benefits
subcommittee report.
- Trustee DiNatale presented an Academics and Student Affairs
subcommittee report.
- President Gottfried reviewed the 2015 MACC Legislative Agenda
and CSM's advocacy plan.
- Vice President Goodwin presented an update on Auxiliary Services
- Vice President Patenaude reviewed board policy STU:601
Admission and Enrollment for reaffirmation in December.
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• The board approved the following:
- Minutes of October 16, 2014 meeting
- Submission of CSM's 2014 Maryland Performance
Accountability Report
- Revision of board policy: FCL: 905 Public Use of
College Facilities
- Contract awards of the CE Building Phase II Classrooms
and office furniture totaling $392,511.17.
- Reaffirmation of the following board policies: FIS:803
Proposals for Grants, FIS: 808 Solicitation of Funds,
FIS:814 Purchasing, and FIS:818 Investment
- Granting voting rights to the Ex Officio member(s) of all
board committees
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The College of Southern Maryland’s Board of Trustees and President Dr. Brad Gottfried
cordially invite you to the annual CSM Holiday Reception
to celebrate a year of progress and partnership.
December 11, 2014
3 - 4:30 p.m.
La Plata Campus, Center for Business and Industry (BI Building)
Chaney Enterprises Conference Room (Room 113)
Come enjoy desserts, light refreshments, and festive music,
and mingle with our faculty, staff, and administration.
In the spirit of the season, attendees are encouraged to
participate in one of our college-wide service projects.
New Year Greetings to Vets
Sign greeting cards to our nation’s service members thanking them for their service and wishing them a
peaceful 2015. This holiday season, take time to remember our military heroes. Our Goal: 1,000 cards
Canned Food Drive
Donate canned goods or dollars to stock our region’s food banks so that all can enjoy a needed meal.
Be a hero to our area’s hungry. Our Goal: 1,000 pounds + $1,000
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CSM FO U N DATI O N NEW S ( D E V)
#Giving Tuesday
In just 11 days, the CSM Foundation will be joining thousands of
nonprofits around the world for the third annual #GivingTuesday—a day,
following the shopping frenzy on Cyber Monday, dedicated to giving back
to support your favorite nonprofit. Help CSM finish the year strong and
make an impact on our students and the community we serve.
Your contribution on #GivingTuesday will be matched by the generosity
of other donors. Your support will change lives, inspire success, and launch
careers in our Southern Maryland community. Our goal this year is $30,000 in support of scholarships and CSM programs. You can choose
a project to support: Charles County Scholarships; Calvert County Scholarships; St. Mary's County Scholarships; The Arts; Athletics;
Health Sciences; STEM; or Career Starters.
DOUBLE YOUR IMPACT! Your tax-deductible gift on December 2 will be matched dollar for dollar by the generosity of the following
donors: Calvert County—Florence B. Trueman Scholarship Fund of Calvert County; Charles County—Greater Waldorf Jaycees
Foundation Scholarship Fund; and St. Mary's County—Chiaramonte Hope Scholarship Fund.
BE A CHAMPION!
Check out the following video and then follow the steps
below before December 2.
PRIZE HOURS
www.youtube.com/watch?v=9QKdgMdpcGY
Donate during the PRIZE HOURS below
for a chance to win any of these donated prizes!
• Use our #GivingTuesday toolkit at www.csmd.edu/
Foundation/GivingTuesday/ to download images to use as
backgrounds or cover photos for your various social channels.
7–8 a.m. | The Early Bird
A CSM Wellness Package
• Communicate with your social followers about
#GivingTuesday. Posts with images perform better, so either
post with your own campaign images, or share our photos
from the CSM Alumni and Friends Facebook page.
• Cut and paste our posts, tweets, and images to your boards,
staff, clients, and friends so they can amplify our messages
and build excitement through their channels. Our combined
sharing is the most effective way to reach supporters.
• Ask supporters to post an “UNSelfless Selfie” naming your
organization. You can print out the form at www.csmd.edu/
foundation/givingtuesday/ and find out more about #UNselfies
at www.givingtuesday.org/unselfie/.
Donate during prize hours for a chance to win. Visit
www.csmd.edu/Foundation to find out more about
#GivingTuesday. If you want to be a champion for CSM and
receive weekly updates on how you can help, please contact
Theresa Johnson, assistant vice president, Marketing
Department, at [email protected] or ext. 7639.
10–11 a.m. | Morning Delight
Golf Foursome and Lacrosse Tickets
2–3 p.m. | Solomons Holiday Break
Dinner for Two and a Family Pack of Tickets
for the
Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center
and the
Calvert Marine Museum
7–8 p.m. | Dinner Dash
Holiday Dinner from McKay’s Food Stores
(to include their award-winning stuffed ham)
11–11:59 p.m. | Last Call
GoPro Heroe3 Camera
A big thank you to our #GivingTuesday Prize Sponsors!
See sponsor names at www.csmd.edu/Foundation/.
Making an Impact in Our Community
The CSM Foundation extends a heartfelt thank you to Nila Straka and family for recently establishing the Amparing and Leo Toribio
Career Starters Scholarship Fund in memory of her parents. This new scholarship supports CSM students who complete a Career
Starters Program in the Trades or Healthcare fields.
For information on how you can establish a scholarship, contact the Development Department at ext. 7647.
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"What If" Work Groups Now Forming
Recently, the College Innovation Team (CIT) asked the faculty and
staff to select the most compelling 2014 All-College Convocation
"What If…" ideas to move forward in the year ahead.
The top three ideas considered to be a priority from the survey
participants will be explored by work groups who are tasked with
providing the CIT with a final report and feasible recommendations by
March 17, 2015.
A number of employees recently volunteered to serve on the specific
work groups, but other employees are encouraged to join in and serve by
attending one of the kickoff work group meetings. Each work group will
be facilitated by two CIT members. To encourage employees from all
three campus locations to participate, meetings will be held via polycom:
La Plata Campus, BI Building, Room 201; Leonardtown Campus,
Building C, Room 322; and Prince Frederick Campus, Building B,
Room 112.
What if... employees felt valued, comfortable and productive in
their workspace?
First Meeting: Monday, November 24, 2014, 1:30- 3 p.m.
CIT Facilitators: Doreen Bickel (HRD) and Kim Yellman (PRE)
What if…all students were more engaged and met their goals?
First Meeting: Tuesday, January 13, 2015, 10 - 11:30 a.m.
CIT Facilitators: Michelle Simpson (ILC) and Art Viterito (SOC)
What if…employees had the information they needed to do their
jobs effectively and could reduce distractions to allow for more
dedicated time for reflection and innovation?
First Meeting: Tuesday, December 2, 2014, 1-2:30 p.m.
CIT Facilitators: Karen Smith Hupp (COM) and Karen Brandt (MCET)
For more information or questions, please contact one of the
facilitators or contact Kim Yellman, Office of the President, ext. 7627.
CSM Presents Chautauquan
Emily Dickinson
MiMi Zannino to Portray Reclusive Poet
As part of Chautauqua 2014’s series on “Creative
Women: Breaking the Mold,” CSM will feature Emily
Dickinson, performed by MiMi Zannino, December
3, 7 p.m., La Plata Campus, BI Building, Chaney
Enterprises Conference Room, Room 113. This
interactive, family-friendly performance of Emily
Dickinson is presented in partnership with the
Maryland Humanities Council as part of the
Chautauqua program.
Pizza Hotline
Fundraiser
Take a break from the Thanksgiving
holiday preparations! On Monday,
November 24, the Adjunct Faculty
Scholarship Committee is holding a
fundraiser at Pizza Hotline in La Plata.
Order a pizza, calzone, salad, sandwich, or lasagna between
2 and 8 p.m. and 10% of the sale will go to the Adjunct Faculty
Scholarship Committee.
You can order by phone 301-934-4670 or order online at
PizzaHotlineOnline.com.
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Holiday Gift Shopping
Opportunities - December 4
Cancer Survivors and Friends
Holiday Extravaganza
CSM's Cancer Survivors and Friends (CSF) Holiday Extravaganza,
will be held on Thursday, December 4, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., on the La Plata
Campus, BI Building, Room 103/104. Silent auction items are still needed, especially handmade crafts,
housewares, and decorative and seasonal items. They can be dropped
off to Pam Starkey, La Plata Campus, CC Building, Room 212,
beginning on Monday, December 1. Please fill out a silent auction
form for each item. Baked goods are also needed and can be dropped
off in the BI Building, Room 103/104 by 9:45 a.m. on the morning of
the event.
For more information or if you have any questions, please contact
Pam Starkey at [email protected] or ext. 7895.
College Store Holiday Open House
Do you still have a gift or two to buy for the holidays? CSM's
College Store will be holding its Holiday Open House, on all three
campuses on December 4, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Come enjoy some light
refreshments, great sales, games, and prizes!
Connections
Literary Magazine
Reading
Contributors to the Fall 2014 Connections Literary Magazine will
read and discuss their published works December 5, 7:30 p.m., La Plata
Campus, BI Building, Dr. John M. Sine Conference Room, Room 103.
The event is free and open to the public.
For more information on this event or the Connections Literary
Series, visit www.csmd.edu/Connections.
First Year Seminar Students
Present Power Poster Session
Please join the IDS-1010T – Making Connections: The First Year
Seminar students as they present their information-gathering research
related to the college-wide theme, "Power." Posters covering various
topics from solar power to gender power will be presented.
La Plata Campus
December 9, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., BI Building, Room 113 and Lobby
Leonardtown Campus
December 15, 5:45 - 7:05 p.m., Building C, Lobby
December 11, 2:30 - 3:30 p.m., Building C, Lobby
December 9, 11:30 a.m. - 12:50 p.m., Building C, Lobby
Prince Frederick Campus
December 9, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., Flagship Building, Lobby
(Students will be available 10 - 11:20 a.m. and 5:45 - 7 p.m.)
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Diversity Matters
WORLD AIDS DAY EVENTS
World AIDS Day
December 1, 7-9 p.m.
New Life Church
9690 Shepherds Creek Place, La Plata, Maryland
Join us for this special event to bring awareness to and provide
education about AIDS and HIV. Special guest Kimberly Canady will
share her personal story of learning she had AIDS at the young age
of 10, after both parents passed away from AIDS-related illnesses.
Refreshments will be provided.
Love Heals: Living with HIV
December 2, 2:30-4 p.m.
La Plata Campus, BI Building, Room 113E
Join us for two dynamic speakers, Niko Flowers and Douglas Hill,
who learned they were HIV positive while attending college. Come hear
them share their powerful stories about learning, acceptance, and living
with HIV. Refreshments will be provided.
Know Your Status: Free HIV Testing
Charles County Department of Health is
providing free HIV testing at the following
locations:
New Life Church
December 1, 7-9 p.m.
La Plata Campus
December 2, 4-6 p.m., BI Building, Room 101
December 4, 6-9:30 p.m., CC Building, Room 100A
Grant Update
Agency: Charles County Arts Alliance
Amount $750
Funding Period: 11/1/2014 - 6/2/2015
The primary goal for the Arts in Education grant is to promote,
strengthen, and enhance the arts and arts education for participants from
the Children's Learning Center through song, fingerplay, instruments, and
storytelling. The planned performances include the following: Classic
Comedy with Mark Lohr; Uno, Dos, Tres con Andres Performance; and
three Cody & BJ Musical performances.
Note: Grant award requirements include acknowledging the financial
support of the Charles County Arts Alliance (CCAA) and the Maryland
State Arts Council (MSAC) by using their logos in all printed and
internet publicity and verbally in all announcements about the event.
Logos are available at the CCAA website, www.charlescountyarts.org
and the MSAC website, www.msac.org.
Volunteers Needs for
FIRST LEGO League
Robotics Competition
Volunteers are needed to help out with
the FIRST LEGO League (FLL) Robotics
Competition that will be held at the
Leonardtown Campus on Saturday, December 6. Volunteers are needed
at various times to help run the event and are also needed for setup on
Friday, December 5, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Leonardtown Campus, Building A,
Auditorium.
Visit www.csmd.edu/stem/roboticsvolunteersignup.php to sign up. For more information, contact Allison DeCarlo or Bernice Brezina
at ext. 7573.
The Friday Report
Submission Reminders
and How to Submit Copy
For new employees or as a reminder,
when placing a submission request for
The Friday Report, please remember the
following submission tips:
FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS: CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS
The diversity team will once again coordinate our Festival of Lights
during the faculty and staff holiday reception on December 11,
3-4:30 p.m.
The Festival of Lights is an opportunity to share all the unique
holidays that are celebrated around the world during the winter season. We currently have volunteers for Christmas, Hannukah, Kwanzaa,
Diwali, and German St. Nicholas Day.
Other holidays include Winter Solstice, Ramadan, Saint Lucia Day,
Three Kings Day, Bodhi Day, Pancha Ganapati, Chinese New Year,
and others.
If your department would like to join in to celebrate the Festival
of Lights by sharing a holiday during our faculty and staff holiday
reception, please contact Mari Canizales at ext. 7659 or [email protected]
csmd.edu.
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1. Use The Friday Report submission process provided, for
your convenience, on the Intranet at: www.hawk.csmd.edu/
fridayreport/.
2. Provide an e-mail or Word file, in paragraph form, giving
the specifics of the information you would like to see
included in an article in The Friday Report. Suggestions
for graphics or photos may be forwarded via e-mail in a
jpg or tiff format.
Please note that fliers or other forms of published matter are not
appropriate submissions. Please be sure to send your request in an
article format, and adhere to CSM style guides which can be found
at: www.csmd.edu/BrandManagement/resources/writingstyle_
mlastyle.php.
All submissions are due by 10 a.m. on Thursdays. If you are not
using the submission process on the Intranet, submissions should be
e-mailed to [email protected]
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FRO M T H E H U M A N R ES O U RCES DEPAR T M EN T ( H RD)
Position Announcements
Position: Research Assistant (#5015)
Announcement No.: FY15-44
Department: Planning, Institutional Effectiveness and Research
Development
Salary: $41,516
Grade: 25800
Hours: 40 Hours per week, Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location:La Plata campus
Opening Date: 11/20/14
Closing Date: Open until filled. For best consideration apply by
12/4/14.
Position: Allied Health, 10 month Faculty and Program Coordinator
(#3012)
Announcement No.: FY15-45
Department: Health Sciences
Location:La Plata campus
Opening Date: 11/20/14
Closing Date: Open until filled. For best consideration apply by
12/11/14.
Position: Call Center Specialist (#5027)
Announcement No.: FY15-46
Department: Admissions
Salary: $39,165
Grade: 24800
Hours: 40 hours per week, 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. three days a week,
10:00 a.m.- 7:00 p.m. two days a week. Flexibility is required
during peak registration.
Location:La Plata campus
Opening Date: 11/20/14
Closing Date: Open until filled. For best consideration apply by
12/4/14.
Position: Student Records Specialist (#5095)
Announcement No.: FY15-48
Department: Registrar’s Office Salary: $36,947
Grade: 23800
Hours: 40 Hours per week, Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location:La Plata campus
Opening Date: 11/20/14
Closing Date: Open until filled. For best consideration apply by
12/4/14.
Position: Program Coordinator, Diversity Institute, PT (#8354)
Announcement No.: FY15-49
Department: Institutional Equity and Diversity Office Salary: $26,000
Hours: 20 Hours per week, Monday – Friday
Location:La Plata campus
Opening Date: 11/20/14
Closing Date: Open until filled. For best consideration apply by
12/4/14.
The following position is open INTERNAL ONLY:
Position: Assistant Director of Admissions - Recruitment (#8081)
Announcement No.: FY15-47
Department: Admissions
Salary: $49,443
Grade: 28800
Hours: 40 hours per week, Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.,
hours subject to change during peak recruitment periods
Location:La Plata campus
Opening Date: 11/20/14
Closing Date: 11/27/14
Faculty/Staff Updates
New Employee:
Tora Wright
Coordinator of the Child Care
Career Professional Development
Fund, part-time
Social Sciences and
Public Services
November 17, 2014, ext. 4974
Transfer:
Brandon Patterson
Transcript Evaluator
Registrar's Office
November 17, 2014, ext. 7009
Departures:
Lindsey Dice
Assistant Director of
Admissions-Recruitment
Admissions Department
November 19, 2014
Ava Morton
Coordinator,
Diversity Institute, part-time
Institutional Equity and
Diversity Office
November 14, 2014
Promotion-in-Place
Workplace Violence Prevention Training
The Promotion-in-Place program was developed to provide
employees with an opportunity for added professional development
and advancement. It is a voluntary program that assists employees
in advancing upward in their current positions through training,
development, and service activities that enhance their skills,
knowledge, and abilities.
Are you interested in applying for Promotion-in-Place? Unsure
about the process? No problem. Simply sign up for training either
online or face-to-face at http://info.csmd.edu/Training/hrd/
onlineregistration/promotioninplace.html. The deadlines to submit applications is December 17, 2014.
For questions, please call Doreen Bickel at 301-934-7735.
Please plan to join us for a Workplace Violence Prevention
training session at any one of the following sessions:
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December 3
December 4
December 8
La Plata Campus, BU Building, Room 202 9 - 11 a.m.
Leonardtown Campus, Building C, Room 216
1 - 3 p.m.
Prince Frederick Campus, Flagship Building, Room 119, 9 - 11 p.m.
Registration is easy. E-mail Doreen Bickel at [email protected]
or call ext. 7735 and choose a session that you’d like to attend.
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FREE Pre- and Post-Turkey Burner Workouts
LEONARDTOWN CAMPUS
WELLNESS AND AQUATICS CENTER (BUILDING D)
LA PLATA CAMPUS
PE BUILDING, ROOM 120C
PRE-TURKEY BURNER
November 24
PRE-TURKEY BURNER
November 24
8:30 a.m. - Aqua Zumba (Room 106C)
10:15 a.m. - Zumba (Room 114)
5:30 p.m. - Spinning (Room 113)
8 a.m. - Yoga
12 p.m. - 30-Minute Express and 30-Minute Ab Express
5 p.m. - HITT
POST-TURKEY BURNER
December 1
POST-TURKEY BURNER
December 1
8:30 a.m. - Yoga (Room 114)
4:45 p.m. - 30-Minute Express (Room 113)
6:45 p.m. - Total Body Power Pump (Room 114)
8 a.m. - Yoga
12 p.m. - 30-Minute Express and 30-Minute Ab Express
5 p.m. - HITT
These classes are FREE and open to the public! Please bring a
non-perishable food item for donation to a local food pantry in
St. Mary's County.
These classes are FREE and open to the public! Please bring a
non-perishable food item for donation to a local food pantry in
Charles County.
CSM Weather-Related Closure Information
Below are some reminders about where to go to get information about weather-related
closings for the college. Visit ready.csmd.edu for more detailed information.
• College Hotline - The college’s emergency hotline is among the resources immediately
updated with any information that relates to altering the normal schedule. For the CSM
Emergency Hotline, dial 301-369-1999 or 800-650-4023.
• CSM.TXT - CSM.TXT is CSM's alert service provided through e2Campus. This service will send instant alerts and time-sensitive messages,
including up-to-date information on emergencies and campus closings. Messages can be sent via text message to your cell phone or via e-mail.
Registration is free. All text messaging fees will apply. For information or to register visit http://ready.csmd.edu/CSM.TXT/index.html.
• CSM web site - The CSM web site displays emergency conditions at several locations including the main page at www.csmd.edu and at
ready.csmd.edu.
• School's Out Notification - This service provides e-mail notification of closings and delayed openings. Register at www.schoolsout.com.
• Employee Everyone E-mail - An "Everyone E-mail" is distributed shortly after a decision is made to all employees.
• Media Outlets - The college notifies major Washington, DC media networks, both radio and television, about closings and delayed openings.
SPOTLIGHT ON TRAINING
Upcoming Technical Training
In addition to online courses, the following lecture/lab courses are coming up soon. Unless otherwise noted, classes will meet in the
Technical Training Center (ST Building, Room 129) on the La Plata Campus.
- Word Mail Merge – November 24, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.,
Charles County Government Building, La Plata
- Delegation Skills for Supervisors – December 3,
8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m., BI 103/104
- Interviewing Skills for Managers – November 25, 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m., BI 103/104
- GroupWise Basics – December 3, 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.
- Introduction to Colleague – December 2, 1:30 – 4:30 p.m.
- Problem Solving and Decision Making – December 4,
8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., TBA
Find additional information about our technical training program, course descriptions, calendars, online registration, and more at
http://info.csmd.edu/Training/technical. Training sections are added regularly, so please review the weekly advertisements or check
the registration page of the Technical Training web site frequently. If you should have any questions, please contact Wendy Cleary,
technical training coordinator, at ext. 7610 or e-mail [email protected]
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GALLERY EXHIBITS
Tony Hungerford
Memorial Art
Gallery Exhibition,
La Plata Campus
TRANSIENT EPIPHANIES,
KATHRYN MYERS
November 17 - December 20
ALEX LACLAIR CHOSEN TO
AUDITION FOR PROFESSIONAL
ACTING JOBS
For the second consecutive year, CSM
theater major Alex LaClair of La Plata will
be heading to the Southeastern Theatre
Conference’s (SETC) annual convention
in Chattanooga in March to audition for
professional acting jobs. SETC hosts
auditions for nearly 90 professional theaters
searching for talented actors. In order to
qualify for auditions as a college student, LaClair participated in a
professional screening through SETC and learned in October that he
was chosen.
LaClair has a film degree from the Boston University Center for
Digital Imaging Arts’ satellite campus in Washington, D.C. and creates
video trailers for CSM theatrical productions when he is not working
as a freelance videographer. He ventured into acting by participating
in community theater which in turn led to CSM. He is working on an
associate degree in theater.
This February, LaClair was chosen by the Kennedy Center
American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) nominating committee
to compete with more than 250 other thespians for the Irene Ryan
Acting Award. That was LaClair’s second appearance at the KCACTF
in three years and his most productive. He auditioned for the Music
Theatre Initiative and the New Playwright Program, and he wrote and
directed “The War of Rose Cycle in One Act” for Devised Theatre.
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UPCOMING PERFORMANCES
THE NUTCRACKER
Professional Series
November 28 | 7 p.m.
November 29 | 3 and 7 p.m.
November 30 | 3 p.m.
La Plata Campus
Enjoy this delightful holiday standard over the Thanksgiving weekend.
CSM is proud to host dancers of all ages from the Studio Cooperative in
Waldorf and the CSM Theater and Dance program, who will be joined by
professional guest artists from the Buggé Ballet from New York City and
its Artistic Director Nicole Buggé.
JAZZ ENSEMBLE CONCERT
December 1 | 7:30 p.m.
Leonardtown Campus
December 6 | 8 p.m.
La Plata Campus
STUDENT HONORS RECITAL
December 2 | 2:30 p.m.
La Plata Campus
BARBERSHOP MUSIC
BY SOUTHERN MIX
December 5 | 8 p.m.
La Plata Campus
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