Warm Up This November with Literary Readings, Provocations Lecture Series, Southern Maryland Chamber Players, Dual Enrollment Info Sessions and Much More at CSM

Jericho Brown

CSM Connections Literary Series Reading: Poet Jericho Brown. 7:30 p.m., Nov. 1. College of Southern Maryland (CSM), Prince Frederick Campus, John E. Harms Academic Center (Building A), Room 119, 115 J.W. Williams Road, Prince Frederick. Poet Jericho Brown, an American Book Award Winner, will read from his work, which has been described as “an attempt to fight back against hate in its many guises.” Brown is an associate professor and the director of the Creative Writing Program at Emory University in Atlanta. A free roundtable discussion with the author will take place at 4 p.m. For the reading$3 in advance; $5 at the event; or $3 with CSM student ID. For advance tickets, email connections@csmd.edu. 301-934-7828, www.csmd.edu/connections.

2019 One Maryland One Book Author Tour with Mona Hanna-Attisha. 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Nov. 4. College of Southern Maryland (CSM), La Plata Campus, the Fine Arts Center (FA Building), 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. CSM will host the Maryland Humanities One Maryland One Book tour with author Mona Hanna-Attisha, who will speak and sign copies of her book “What the Eyes Don’t See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City.” Selected as the focus of this year’s One Maryland One Book discussions, a program of Maryland Humanities, the book chronicles Dr. Hanna-Attisha’s efforts to uncover the contamination of Flint, Michigan’s drinking water. Free and open to the public. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. 301-934-9001, ext. 134. This is one of six appearances Hanna-Attisha will make Nov. 2-5. All events are free. For information on book discussions or other One Maryland One Book events, visit https://www.mdhumanities.org/programs/one-maryland-one-book/2019-one-maryland-one-book/.

“the Lightness and the Dark” by Lisa Elmaleh

CSM Tony Hungerford Memorial Art Gallery Artist Lecture: Lisa Elmaleh. 3 p.m., Nov. 5. College of Southern Maryland (CSM), La Plata Campus, Fine Arts Center (FA Building), Room 173, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. Photographer Lisa Elmaleh will present a talk about her exhibit “the Lightness and the Dark,” which will be on display at the college’s Tony Hungerford Memorial Art Gallery through Dec. 12. The exhibit is a documentation of Elmaleh’s life in a cabin with no running water in the rural outskirts of Paw Paw, West Virginia, where she moved in 2014 to learn how to live more deliberately. A reception will follow the talk. The gallery is open 9 am. to 9 p.m., Monday through Friday; and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free. 301-934-7828. www.csmd.edu/calendar/arts/laplata/gallery-lisa-elmaleh.

CSM Provocations Faculty Excellence Lecture Series: Communicating and Confronting Trauma Through Poetry by Veterans. 7 p.m., Nov. 7. College of Southern Maryland (CSM), Prince Frederick Campus, Building B, Room 104, 115 J.W. Williams Road, Prince Frederick. CSM Adjunct Professor of English Wayne Karlin will present a talk on “Communicating and Confronting Trauma Through Poetry by Veterans.” The Provocations Series features CSM faculty in presentations that provoke thought and ideas. Future speakers will present in March and April. Free and tickets are not needed. For more on the series, call 301-934-7578 or email Stephen Johnson at ssjohnson2@csmd.edu.

CSM Ward Virts Concert Series: Southern Maryland Chamber Players. 3 p.m., Nov. 10. College of Southern Maryland (CSM), Prince Frederick Campus, Building B, Multipurpose Room, 115 J.W. Williams Road, Prince Frederick. The Southern Maryland Chamber Players will perform. Doors open at 2:30 p.m. Free. www.csmd.edu/community/the-arts/music/ward-virts-series/index.

CSM FAFSA Completion Session. 1-4 p.m., Nov. 10. College of Southern Maryland (CSM), Leonardtown Campus, Building C, Room 214, 22950 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown. The college’s Financial Assistance Department will provide assistance to those who need help completing their 2020-21 Free Application for Federal Aid (FAFSA), the primary application for federal, state and institutional financial aid programs. To learn what documents to bring with you and for more information, call 301-934-7531 or visit www.csmd.edu/calendar/admissions/leonardtown/FAFSA-Completion-session-11.10.19.

CSM Spring Semester Registration Begins. Nov. 11-15, depending on current student credit status. Spring registration at the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) begins Nov. 11 for current students with 45+ credits; Nov. 12 for current students with 30+ credits; Nov. 13 for current students with 15+ credits; Nov. 14 for current students with 1+ credits; and Nov. 15 for new students. www.csmd.edu/programs-courses/credit/academic-calendar/.

CSM Dual Enrollment Parent Night. 6-8 p.m., Nov. 12. College of Southern Maryland (CSM), Prince Frederick Campus, Building B, Multipurpose Room, 115 J.W. Williams Road, Prince Frederick. Learn about the opportunities for high school students to enroll in college classes on CSM campuses or receive college credit with CSM’s partnerships with the local school system for In-School Dual Math and English classes. The Dual Enrollment Program and the Career and Technology Education Program at CSM gives high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to simultaneously earn college credit and possible credit toward a high school diploma. Free. www.csmd.edu/apply-register/credit/steps-to-enroll-credit-courses/highschool-student-admissions/dual-enrollment-student-admissions/.

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“It is more than I expected,” Kaylee O’Gorman said of dual enrollment. The Calvert High School senior credits CSM professors for taking the experience above expectations. “They are given more freedom in how they run their classes than high school teachers and because of that I know I am getting a deeper experience.”

CSM Dual Enrollment Parent Night. 6-8 p.m., Nov. 13. College of Southern Maryland (CSM), La Plata Campus, Center for Business and Industry (BI Building), Room 113, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. Learn about the opportunities for high school students to enroll in college classes on CSM campuses or receive college credit with CSM’s partnerships with the local school system for In-School Dual Math and English classes. The Dual Enrollment Program and the Career and Technology Education Program at CSM gives high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to simultaneously earn college credit and possible credit toward a high school diploma. Free. www.csmd.edu/apply-register/credit/steps-to-enroll-credit-courses/highschool-student-admissions/dual-enrollment-student-admissions/.

CSM Dual Enrollment Parent Night. 6-8 p.m., Nov. 14. College of Southern Maryland (CSM), Leonardtown Campus, Building A, Room 206, 22950 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown. Learn about the opportunities for high school students to enroll in college classes on CSM campuses or receive college credit with CSM’s partnerships with the local school system for In-School Dual Math and English classes. The Dual Enrollment Program and the Career and Technology Education Program at CSM gives high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to simultaneously earn college credit and possible credit toward a high school diploma. Free. www.csmd.edu/apply-register/credit/steps-to-enroll-credit-courses/highschool-student-admissions/dual-enrollment-student-admissions/.

CSM Native American Heritage Celebration. 2:30-4 p.m., Nov. 14. College of Southern Maryland (CSM), La Plata Campus, Campus Center (CC Building), Lobby, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. The public is invited to a CSM Student Association and CSM Student Life celebration of Native American Heritage Month. Members of the Piscataway tribe, whose ancestry is indigenous to the area, will present cultural dances and Piscataway history. Free. www.piscatawayindians.com.

CSM Theater: “Junie B. Jones, The Musical,” 8 p.m., Nov. 15, 16, 22, 23; 3 p.m., Nov. 17, 24. College of Southern Maryland (CSM), La Plata Campus, Fine Arts Center (FA Building), Brad and Linda Gottfried Theater, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. “Junie B. Jones, The Musical,” (children’s musical) a comical adaptation of four of Barbara Park’s books, will be presented. $10 adults and $8 for seniors, military with ID and youth of high school age and younger. boxoffice@csmd.edu, 301-934-7828, https://www.csmd.edu/community/the-arts/theater-dance/.

CSM Benny C. Morgan Concert Series: Holton Jazz Trio. 3 p.m., Nov. 16. College of Southern Maryland (CSM), Leonardtown Campus, Building A, Room 206, 22950 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown. The Holton Jazz Trio, featuring Jim Holton on piano, Tony “TNT” Jones on bass and Justin Faulkner on drums, will perform a variety of jazz tunes. Free. 301-934-7828, www.csmd.edu/community/the-arts/music/benny-c-morgan-series/index.

CSM FAFSA Workshop. 2:30 p.m., Nov. 21. College of Southern Maryland (CSM), La Plata Campus, Administration Building (AD), Room 110, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. The college’s Financial Assistance Department provides one-on-one assistance to members of the community completing a Free Application for Federal Aid (FAFSA), the primary application for federal, state and institutional financial aid programs. This workshop is offered every third Thursday of the month. To learn what documents to bring with you and for more information, call 301-934-7531 or visit www.csmd.edu/calendar/admissions/laplata/FAFSA-Workshop-11.21.19.

CSM Closes for Thanksgiving Break. Nov. 27-Dec. 1. The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday from Nov. 27 through Dec. 1. For CSM’s full academic calendar, visit www.csmd.edu/programs-courses/credit/academic-calendar/.

CSM’s campuses are accessible to patrons with disabilities. Audio description for the visually impaired and sign language interpretation for the hearing impaired are available with a minimum two-week advance notice. If you are interested in these services, please contact the academic support/ADA coordinator at 301-934-7614.

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