the Friday Report - CSM Faculty & Staff Information

VOLUME 40 NO. 4 JANUARY 30, 2015
Important
Information
about
the OneCard
and
ID Cards
See page 3
for details.
Reminder!
Employee
Service Awards
February 13
STAY
CONNECTED
AND INFORMED
through
CSM's online
community
CSM.TXT
Facebook
Twitter
Celebrate
#CSMLove2015
Recognize and Appreciate Students, Alumni, Colleagues, Partners, Supporters
The tradition of CSM love kicks off on February 1. CSM love 2015 will celebrate CSM's culture and tradition
of appreciation and celebration of our values. The month of February will be devoted to:
• Demonstrating an environment of respect, teamwork, civility, and appreciation for CSM students, alumni,
faculty, staff, partners, and community members
• Engaging communities and highlighting the unique facts, assets, and qualities CSM has to offer
• Building brand awareness and increasing reputation of CSM as a community resource
February events will focus on awareness and CSM love with the following communities:
• February 1-7: CSM loves Students and Alumni
• February 8-14: CSM loves Staff and Faculty
• February 15-21: CSM loves Partners and Supporters
• February 22-28: CSM loves the Community
Highlights will include contests, community service projects, and activities to share
messages, photos, and CSM's proud points of distinction.
Each week will include social media and activities on each of the campuses; a contest
promoted on social media based on clues and questions featured throughout the month;
and giveaways for students.
Employees can join in the fun by sending CSM love notes to fellow CSM faculty
and staff, using the #CSMLove2015 hashtag, and signing the CSM love banner. The
community service projects include signing CSM love notes to be distributed to veterans
at the Charlotte Hall Veterans Home; partnering with NUR1115 students to give students,
staff, faculty, and community members health and wellness screenings; and partnering
with Wellness, Fitness, and Aquatics for its Go Red for Women campaign.
Visit the CSM love Intranet page (www.hawk.csmd.edu/csmlove.html) for more
details, templates, and resources. Watch for weekly updates in The Friday Report.
For information on the campaign, contact Community Relations Coordinator Larisa
Pfeiffer at ext. 7703 or [email protected]
CSMDTube
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FRO M T HE O F F I C E O F TH E PRES ID EN T ( PRE)
State of the College Presentation
Staff and faculty are invited to join CSM President Gottfried for his annual report on the college. Time will be allowed for questions.
Please plan to attend one of the following sessions:
Tuesday, February 17, 2:30 p.m. – Prince Frederick Campus, Building B, Room 104/105
Monday, March 2, 10 a.m. – La Plata Campus, BI Building, Room 103/104
Tuesday, March 10, 2:30 p.m. – La Plata Campus, BI Building, Room 103/104
Thursday, March 12, 2:30 p.m. – Leonardtown Campus, Building A, Room 206
Coffee with the President’s Council
Staff and faculty are invited to join the division vice presidents during one of the following sessions for updates and an informal
question-and-answer sessions:
Tuesday, February 10, 2:30 p.m. – La Plata Campus, BI Building, Room 113E
Tuesday, March 3, 2:30 p.m. – Leonardtown Campus, Building A, Room 206
Tuesday, March 31, 2:30 p.m. – Prince Frederick Campus, Building B, Room 104/105
For more information, please contact Kim Yellman, Office of the President, ext. 7627. Schedule is subject to change. Mark you calendar
for these events, but please continue to check The Friday Report for any changes.
2+2 Transfer Scholarships Equal Savings
for Community College Graduates
Students who begin their post-secondary educations at CSM not only earn
credits at half of the cost of most Maryland colleges, but they are also eligible for
additional savings through scholarships designed solely for community college
graduates when they transfer to pursue a bachelor’s degree.
“The 2+2 Transfer Scholarship is open to all community college students in Maryland who are enrolled
full-time or part-time, maintain a 2.5 grade point average, and demonstrate financial need,” said CSM
Associate Vice President of the Enrollment Management Team, Joan Middleton. “This scholarship is for
students who are in their last semester at CSM and have been accepted into their transfer schools. It is a
wonderful gift from the State of Maryland for students who complete their community college degrees.”
Students must complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) application by
March 1 for priority awarding. Students in all majors are eligible, with students enrolling in a science,
teaching, engineering, computer science, mathematics, or nursing program receiving annual awards of
$2,000 and students in all other majors receiving $1,000 annually for up to three years or six semesters.
For information on transfer services at CSM, visit www.csmd.edu/transfer or contact CSM Senior
Coordinator of Transfer Services and Articulation James Spence at 301-934-7574 or [email protected]
The scholarship application and eligibility information is available at http://www.mhec.state.md.us/
financialaid/ProgramDescriptions/prog_2+2.asp, with directions on how to apply.
Transfer Fairs
and Transfer
Awareness Week
Faculty and staff, please
remind CSM students of the
upcoming Transfer Fair as well
as Transfer Awareness Week
activities. For dates and for more
information, visit: www.csmd.edu/
TransferServices/transferFairs.html.
March 1 Deadline Approaching
Transfer Academic Excellence Scholarship
The University of Maryland College Park is proud to offer one of the most prestigious scholarships to Maryland community college students.
The Transfer Academic Excellence Scholarship (TAES) is a full-tuition scholarship for transfer students awarded in the fall of each academic year to
competitive transfer students.
Generally, Maryland community college students approaching the completion of 56 credits or an associate's degree and who have earned a 3.5 or
above cumulative GPA may be eligible to apply for the scholarship.
The deadline is March 1. Potential transfer students can receive more information and apply for TAES at: www.admissions.umd.edu/admissions/
finaid/scholarshiptransfer.asp.
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Celebrate With Your CSM Colleagues - February 13
The Board of Trustees invites all employees to the upcoming Service Recognition Reception, Friday, February 13, 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. in the
BI Building, Chaney Enterprises Conference Room (Room 113) on the La Plata Campus. This event will celebrate CSM's employees marking
significant milestones in their years of service with the college.
The reception will include delicious appetizers/desserts and an opportunity to honor this year's 62 honorees being recognized for their
accumulated 855 years of service to CSM. Administration is strongly encouraging everyone to participate in this occasion and that employees
coordinate with their supervisors so that as many employees as possible have the opportunity to celebrate with co-workers as they receive their
recognition.
This week, we are highlighting Charles Clark, technician, Building and Grounds, Physical Plant, and Tom Seremet, professor, Mathematics,
Physics, and Engineering Division.
40 YEARS
CHARLES CLARK
Technician, Building and Grounds
Physical Plant
What first brought you to the college?
A friend told me there were openings at the Charles
County Community College. He felt that my work
ethics would serve well at the now College of Southern Maryland.
What were your initial impressions?
I had a good supervisor, Claude Veney, who is now deceased. He was
also a very good leader. He taught me to always respect everybody and
to always do my best.
What was your first job?
I worked as a Janitor and Security for the first twelve years.
30 YEARS
TOM SEREMET
Professor
Mathematics, Physics, and Engineering Division
What first brought you to the college?
The opportunity to teach students at the college
level. This was a career change for me.
What were your initial impressions?
I had worked here for several years as an adjunct instructor, so I had
some insight into what I was taking on. I have always been impressed
with the support and respect given by the college as a whole to the
faculty as we perform our mission.
What is your funniest memory about the college?
I was working the midnight shift, leaving the PE Building, heading to
the SA Building. There was a power failure at the campus while I was
in the center of the ST Building. It was so dark. When I turned around
twice, I lost track of how to get out of the building. It took about four to
five minutes before the generator kicked in. I didn’t know the college
could be so black without lights. Thank you, Mr. President, for keeping
the lights on.
What is your fondest memory?
I’ve met a lot of nice, kind, and respectful people. I’ve made life-long
friendships.
What would you like for people to know about you?
I have a beautiful wife of 30 years whom I love more today than when
I married her. I have four daughters whom I love dearly and two
granddaughters and two grandsons who are the joy of my life.
What is your funniest memory about the college?
When I was chair, we had reached the deadline one semester for turning
in grades. We still had one part-time instructor who had not tuned his in.
Our department administrative assistant had tracked him down at BWI
airport waiting to get on a plane. I heard her tell him on the phone to not
even think about getting on the plane without turning on his laptop and
entering his grades. Many of us heard her hollering into the phone and
we all just cracked up. He did get his grades in on time.
What is your fondest memory?
The party that was given to me by the math faculty when I retired as
department chair was my fondest memory.
What would you like for people to know about you?
I bleed "Black and Gold."
What was your first job?
Math Assistant Professor
The OneCard and ID Cards
The college has begun issuing new OneCards to students, faculty, and staff. This card has a lot of features and
functionality. However, it is not designed to be a wearable ID Card/Name Badge. If you or any students you work
with need a wearable ID Card/Name Badge in addition to the OneCard, it can be obtained by contacting the Library
staff on any campus. Wearable ID Cards/Name Badges are available to any student, faculty, or staff member,
including student assistants.
If students are required to have a wearable ID Card/Name Badge as part of their course work, their instructors
should e-mail a class roster containing names and student ID numbers to the Library staff. Students should then be directed to go to any CSM
Library to be issued the ID Card/Name Badge. Instructors should collect these ID Card/Name Badges from students at the end of the course.
As of February 1, the card readers at the Wellness, Fitness, and Aquatics Centers will be updated so that they will only be able to scan the new
OneCards. If you wish to utilize any of the fitness facilities or fitness classes that require you to "swipe in," you will need to have a new CSM
OneCard in order to facilitate your speedy entrance into the facility or fitness class.
Questions should be e-mailed to [email protected]
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FROM T H E H U M A N R ES O U RCES D EPAR T M EN T ( H RD)
Faculty/Staff Updates:
New employees:
Chelsea Brown
Development Director
Advancement
January 26, 2015, ext. 7649
Promotion:
Shelby Potts
Assistant Director, Recruitment
Admissions Department
January 26, 2015, ext. 7524
Darlene Reitz
Call Center Specialist
Admissions Department
January 26, 2015, ext. 7953
Position Announcement:
Position: Enrollment Advisor, PRIN (#8112)
Announcement No.: FY15-60
Department: Admissions
Salary: $41,516
Grade: 25800
Hours: 40 hours per week, Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Flexibility is required
Location:Prince Frederick Campus
Opening Date: 01/29/15
Closing Date: Open until filled. For best consideration apply by 02/12/15.
Position: Student Success and Assessment Specialist, PT (#8514)
Announcement No.: FY15-61
Department: Academic Affairs
Salary:$33,000
Grade: 26700
Hours: 30 hours per week, Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Flexibility is required
Location:La Plata Campus
Opening Date: 01/29/15
Closing Date: Open until filled. For best consideration apply by 02/12/15.
Position: Natural Resources Planner - MDE – Grant funded (#8507)
Announcement No.: FY15-62
Department: Maryland Center for Environmental Training
Salary: $36,557
Hours: 40 hours per week, Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Flexibility is required
Location:Baltimore
Opening Date: 01/29/15
Closing Date: Open until filled. For best consideration apply by 02/12/15.
Position: Geologist - MDE – Grant funded (#8508)
Announcement No.: FY15-63
Department: Maryland Center for Environmental Training
Salary: $41,358
Hours: 40 hours per week, Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Flexibility is required
Location:Baltimore
Opening Date: 01/29/15
Closing Date: Open until filled. For best consideration apply by 02/12/15.
Position: Regulatory and Compliance Engineer - MDE – Grant
funded (#8510, #8511)
Announcement No.: FY15-64
Department: Maryland Center for Environmental Training
Salary: $41,358
Hours: 40 hours per week, Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Flexibility is required
Location:Baltimore
Opening Date: 01/29/15
Closing Date: Open until filled. For best consideration apply by 02/12/15.
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Position: Administrative Specialist - MDE – Grant funded (#8509)
Announcement No.: FY15-65
Department: Maryland Center for Environmental Training
Salary: $30,472
Hours: 40 hours per week, Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Flexibility is required
Location:Baltimore
Opening Date: 01/29/15
Closing Date: 02/12/15
Position: Office Secretary - MDE – Grant funded (#8512)
Announcement No.: FY15-66
Department: Maryland Center for Environmental Training
Salary: $27,048
Hours: 40 hours per week, Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Flexibility is required
Location:Baltimore
Opening Date: 01/29/15
Closing Date: 02/12/15
TIAA-CREF and Fidelity Individual Counseling
Fidelity and TIAA-CREF representatives will be holding
one-on-one counseling sessions at all campuses this semester.
Depending on which retirement plan you are enrolled in, you will
receive details via e-mail regarding how to sign up for a session.
You must call the respective vendor directly to schedule your
appointment. HRD cannot schedule appointments. The following
schedule is provided for planning purposes:
TIAA-CREF Sessions
February 26, La Plata Campus, BU Building, Room 202
March 26, Leonardtown Campus, Building C, Room 203
May 21, Prince Frederick Campus, Building B, Room 112
Fidelity Sessions
February 10, La Plata Campus, BU Building, Room 202
March 3, Leonardtown Campus, Building C, Room 203
March 5, Prince Frederick Campus, Building B, Room 102
If you have general questions about the sessions, please contact
Jen Rupp, ext. 4714.
Locating a Provider on NCAS
Due to new regulations, NCAS has had to change the provider
search function on its website. You will now need to log in to your
MY NCAS account in order to conduct a provider search. If you don't
have a MY NCAS account set up yet, please follow the instructions
below to create one:
1. Go to www.ncas.com and make sure your browser is set to
allow pop-ups.
2. Click on Members on the left side of the screen.
3. Leave the Member Number field blank and click Enter.
4. Log-in screen will open. Click Register New User.
5. Create a new User Account by providing the requested information
(user name, e-mail, address and type of user) and click Next.
6. Verify your identity. Use UPPERCASE letters to enter information.
The participant ID is your member ID listed on your NCAS ID card
(not your Social Security Number).
7. Establish your Password and click Submit.
Your MY NCAS account also lets you access claims information
and order replacement ID cards. If you have any questions, please
contact Jen Rupp, ext. 4714, or Pam Starkey, ext. 7895.
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CSM FO U N DATI O N NEW S
Coming in February 2015:
A New Way for Students to Apply for CSM Foundation Scholarships!
The CSM Online Scholarship Finder opens for the 2015-2016 academic year in mid-February. This year the
CSM Online Scholarship Finder is getting a new look. With improved program capabilities, applying for CSM
scholarships will be more streamlined and easier than ever. Enhanced program features include the following:
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Ability to apply using myCSMD account
Ability to upload documents from personal computer directly to CSM Online Scholarship Finder account
An automatch feature that will ensure that students apply for every scholarship for which they qualify
An autofill feature that will automatically enter student information on record
Each year, the CSM Foundation awards scholarships in a number of academic programs of study to students with varying backgrounds
and needs.
Students should visit www.csmd.edu/Financial/scholarships/index.html often for the most up-to-date information and complete
scholarship eligibility criteria. Contact the Financial Assistance Department at 301-934-7531 for additional information or assistance.
Student Volunteers Needed for the
Diversity Matters
Pulse of Southern Maryland Opinion Poll
CSM is looking for volunteers to participate in the Pulse of Southern
Maryland public opinion telephone poll. Faculty, please encourage your
students to volunteer (with extra credit awarded, where appropriate). Participating in the Pulse is a great opportunity for students to gain
self-confidence a set of skills for dealing with the public as a professional.
Instructors will be given data on the number of calls attempted and
number of surveys completed by each of their students. Telephone
surveys will be conducted at the La Plata Campus, BI Building,
Room 113E on the following dates:
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Monday, April 6, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Tuesday, April 7, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday, April 8, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 9, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Participants will be provided with scripts, pre-printed surveys, and
sheets of telephone numbers. Complimentary pizza will be served. Due
to a limited number of spaces, electronic pre-registration is required at:
www.csmd.edu/mth/pulse.html.
The results of the survey will be published in Southern Maryland
Newspapers. We need as many students as possible to place more than
3,400 calls. The more students we have, the fewer calls anyone will need
to make. For more information, contact Pat Schroeder at [email protected]
edu.
Space Heater Use –
Deadline to Remove Heaters
Extended to February 6
As many of you already know, and for those who
are new to CSM, space heater use in CSM buildings
is prohibited unless approved by a vice president
as well as by Physical Plant. For several reasons,
explained in last week's issue of The Friday Report, all space heaters
must be removed from campus by February 6 (extended date). If space
heaters are discovered after that date, they will be removed by the
Physical Plant staff.
If there is an extenuating need for supplemental heat, you should
present your request to your vice president. If approved, the vice
president will submit a request to Physical Plant to provide supplemental
heat in the area identified.
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FILM AND SPECIAL GUEST
TRACES OF THE TRADE: A STORY FROM THE DEEP NORTH
Tuesday, February 10
2:30-4 p.m.
Prince Frederick Campus, Building B, Room 104/105
6-7:30 p.m.
La Plata Campus, BI Building, Room 113E
A New England family discovers that its ancestors were the largest
slave-trading family in US history and gains powerful new perspectives
on the black/white divide. Family member, James DeWolf Perry, will
be on campus to discuss his experience and answer questions on this
powerful film.
JEFFERSON PRESENTS A SPIRITUAL JOURNEY:
A RECITAL OF SONGS AND SPIRITUALS FROM SLAVERY
TO EMANCIPATION
Friday, February 13, 8 p.m.
Leonardtown Campus, Building A, Room 206, Auditorium
Baritone Dr. Robert L. Jefferson has performed throughout the United
States, Japan, Korea, and Australia. Dr. Jefferson is an outstanding
interpreter of American Patriotic as well as traditional music from the
rich African American heritage.
For more information, e-mail [email protected] or visit
www.csmd.edu/Diversity
"Go Red" for Women
Heart disease is the leading killer of women, causing about one
in every four deaths in the United States. Starting Friday, February 6,
the Wellness, Fitness, and Aquatics Department on all three campuses
is asking everyone to "Go Red" for Women by wearing red EVERY
Friday in February to recognize heart disease. There will also be a "wall
of hearts" during the month of February. Stop by any campus Fitness
Center to dedicate a heart in honor of or in memory of a special woman
in your life who was diagnosed with heart disease.
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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.
GroupWise Basics – February 2, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., ST129
Effective Business Writing – February 6, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., BI 103/104
Publisher for Beginners – February 9, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., Charles County Government Building, La Plata
Coaching for Improved Performance – February 10, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., BI 103/104
CSM Telephone Training – February 10, 1:30 – 4:30 p.m., ST129
Introduction to Colleague – February 17, 1:30 – 4:30 p.m., ST129
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]
LIMINAL TERRITORIES, ERIN WIERSMA
Tony Hungerford Memorial Art Gallery Exhibition
through - March 20
La Plata Campus
ADULT AMERICAN MALES
Cause Theatre
January 30 | 8 p.m., Leonardtown Campus
February 5 | 7:30 p.m., La Plata Campus
February 6 and 7 | 8 p.m., La Plata Campus
TREASURE ISLAND
Children's Theatre
January 30 | 7 p.m.
January 31 | 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
La Plata Campus
WARD VIRTS CONCERT SERIES
Eliza Garth, Piano
February 8 | 3 p.m.
Prince Frederick Campus
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