CSM student volunteers take the Pulse of Southern Maryland each fall and spring semester, surveying Southern Maryland residents on various issues and trends. Since fall 2008, CSM has provided the Southern Maryland community with feedback and trends on subjects such as military presence in the region, healthcare, recreation, energy, transportation and Internet access.
The Spring 2015 Pulse will be conducted from the La Plata Campus, BI Building on April 6, 7, 8 and 9. Participating in Pulse is a great opportunity for students to gain self-confidence and a beginning skill set for dealing with the public as a professional. Participants will be provided with scripts, pre-printed surveys, and sheets of telephone numbers. Complimentary pizza and drinks will be served.
Student may also be able to receive extra credit from their instructors. Instructors will be given data on the number of calls attempted and number of surveys completed by each of their students. All student volunteers will entered into a drawing for one of four Visa cards worth $50 each.
|The results are provided to local media for reporting in the Southern
Maryland Newspapers as well as the executive summary is published here. For a deeper look into how the Pulse comes together each semester, read more here.
The college has earned bronze recognition from the National Council of Marketing and Public Relations, District I for its work on this initiative.
Previous Pulse Surveys are available by clicking on the links below:
Fall 2013 Confidence in Government
Spring 2012 Taxes Report
Join CSM President Dr. Bradley Gottfried on Sunday mornings as he interviews and highlights local newsmakers on Southern Maryland radio with SOMAR Communications. “Southern Maryland Perspectives,” is a half-hour talk show that airs at:
The schedule for upcoming interviews includes:
April 5: Jennifer Hamilton- Getting Started with Social Media
April 12: Chef Roland Mesnier- "Lifetime White House Pastry Chef & Beyond"
April 19: Jennifer Foxworthy, The Clothesline ProjectFor a sample of previous interviews, please click the photos below.
|Connections authors were featured as part of the Southern Maryland Perspective radio show. Barbara Hurd, left, and Frederick Reuss, right, joined CSM President Dr. Gottfried to discuss their literary efforts. To view the current Connections schedule, please visit here.
|| Frederick Reuss
CSM-TV is the cable access station serving the College of Southern Maryland, its faculty, staff, and students, and community viewers.
strives to provide high-quality educational and informational
programming which showcase the College of Southern Maryland and in support of its events and projects.
As a part of the local educational access cable system, CSM-TV produces
original shows and acquires a vast array of public interest
programming. Additionally, the channel provides an outlet for
programming produced by students enrolled in CSM's Digital Media Production program of study.
Charles County's Local Public Access Channel is made available through funding from the Charles County Government to residents of Charles County on a non-discriminatory basis. A user must be an individual, organization or institution that has a legal address in Charles County. Public access programming airs on Verizon Channel 11 and Comcast Channel 99 in Charles County.
The studio is physically located at the College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, Francis P. Chiaramonte, MD Center for Science and Technology, Room ST-139. Equipment and facility reservations are made on a first-come, first-served basis to certified users with a Statement of Compliance on file.
For information on use of the Charles County Public Access channel, contact Station Manager Patricia Christofaro at 301-934-7702 or PChristofaro@csmd.edu.
As a community partner, CSM participates in and supports events happening throughout Southern Maryland. Some upcoming events where you'll find CSM involved are:
April 17-19: Charles County: Lincoln 150 On the Trail of the Assassin
April 19: Leonardtown Business Association, Earth Day on the Square
April 22: United Way of Charles County, Golf Tournament, Swan Point
April 25: Team Fire Elite (TFE) Organization, Inc., MD AAU Division III (D3) Regional Tournament
April 25: Diversity Institute at CSM: Forum, Unity in OUR Community: Shaping A Stronger Charles County Together
April 25: Town of La Plata: Celebrate La Plata
April 25: Calverton School, Auction
June 13: Charles County Arts Alliance, ArtsFest
June 20: 12th annual Juneteenth African American Heritage Celebration, Unified Committee for Afro-American Contributions
The Speaker Series feature college and community experts on current trends and topics throughout the year at each of the college's campuses. Programs are free and include a presentation as well as a question-and-answer format for the audience.
The Solomons Plein Air Festival is an Open Air Painting Extravaganza held annually with proceeds to benefit a scholarship for CSM students through the CSM Foundation as well as community events through the Solomons Business Association. For information about the event, see here.