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Kilian News Introducing Dr. Aaron Woodard Kilian Community College adjunct instructor Aaron Woodard successfully defended his doctoral dissertation Friday (February 12, 2010) using the college’s remote learning classroom rather than traveling to Great Britain to meet with his examiners. The defense of Woodard’s dissertation, which also appears as the book, “Hard men, Soft Fur”, is a final step in the certification for his terminal degree. During the two-hour video conference the examiners reviewed the text and made specific suggestions for revisions of the document. Woodard has taught history and political science courses at Kilian since 2002. The South Dakota native and University of South Dakota graduate defended a dissertation discussing early European contact with native peoples through fur trading. Documented contact goes back as far as the early 1730s for this region. Woodard linked with the examiners at the University of Wales at Lampeter via a two-way classroom link that Kilian uses for courses in partnership with Presentation College in Aberdeen, S.D. The text was initially written in American English. Working with an advisor in Wales, Woodard had to convert the dissertation to British English standards which included adapting spelling, punctuation and some nouns that differ in usage between the two sides of the Atlantic.


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NEW DRIVER LICENSE REQUIREMENTS Fees: Driver License or ID card – New or Renewal (Class 1, 2, or 3) is $20.00 Commercial Driver License – New or Renewal $25.00 Commercial Driver License Endorsement Tests - $10.00 each test Duplicate Driver License or ID - $10.00 Reinstatement Fees - $50 - $200.00 New Requirements for All Driver License and ID Card Applicants Make your visit to the driver exam station a successful one. Learn about the new identification requirements so you‘ll be prepared when making application for a driver license or ID card. To apply for a new, renewal or duplicate driver license or identification card you will need to provide the documents listed below: ONE of the following to prove identity, date of birth, and lawful status: Certified U.S. Birth Certificate Valid unexpired permanent resident card Valid unexpired U.S. passport Certificate of Naturalization Certificate of Citizenship Valid unexpired employment authorization document Foreign passport with valid unexpired U.S. Visa with I-94 If your name is different than the name on your identity document, you will need to bring additional proof of your legal name. Acceptable documents for proof of legal name change are a certified marriage certificate (issued by a state vital records agency), a certified adoption document, or a certified court order authorizing a name change (such as a divorce decree). One document to prove Social Security number. The documents below serve as proof of Social Security number: Social Security Card W-2 Form SSA 1099 Form Non-SSA 1099 Form Pay stub (must include name and social security number) Two documents to prove your principal address. A parent‘s proof of address is acceptable for a minor child. Please bring two of the documents listed below (each must contain your current address and have been issued within the last 90 days): Utility bill Credit card statement Pay stub or earnings statement Rent receipt Phone bill Transcript or report card from accredited school The following must have been issued within the last year: Bank statement Mortgage document Tax document Homeowners/renter‘s insurance policy These new rules will help to establish a more secure driver license and will help address our shared concern about national security, identity theft, and highway safety. If you have questions please check out the website www.dps.sd.gov/licensing/driver_licensing/ default.aspx or call the central Driver Licensing Program office at 1-800-952-3696.


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Interesting Dates in March March 2 Read Across America Day March 14 Daylight Savings Time Begins March 17 St. Patrick‘s Day March 20 First Day of SPRING March 25 Donor Recognition March 28 Palm Sunday March 30 Passover National Nutrition Month National Women‘s History Month National Social Work Month Red Cross Month 1st Week in March Save Your Vision Week 3rd Week in March National Poison Prevention Week March 10-16 Girl Scout Week Birthdays 03/02/1904 ~ Dr. Seuss - Author of children’s books 03/03/1847 ~ Alexander Graham Bell - Invented telephone 03/04/1932 ~ Miriam Makeba - South African singer 03/06/1806 ~ Elizabeth Barrett-Browning - Poet 03/06/1475 ~ Michelangelo Buonarroti - Renaissance Painter 03/15/1767 ~ Andrew Jackson - 7th US President 03/20/1904 ~ BF Skinner - Psychologist 03/21/1685 ~ Johann Sebastian Bach - Composer 03/26/1874 ~ Robert Frost - Poet 03/29/1918 ~ Sam Walton - Sam’s Club & Wal-Mart 03/29/1867 ~ Cy Young - Baseball, Won 511 games 03/30/1853 ~ Vincent Van Gogh - Dutch Artist

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SAINT PATRICK‘S DAY—March 17th! Are you Irish? There is an old saying that everyone is a little bit Irish on Saint Patrick‘s Day! Saint Patrick‘s Day honors Saint Patrick who is credited with bringing Christianity to Ireland in the 400‘s AD! It‘s a day of celebrating Irish history, ancestry and traditions. Did you know...more then 34 million Americans are of Irish descent? That’s nearly 9 times Ireland’s population!

IDES OF MARCH From holidayinsights.com “The Ides of March is the first day of the Roman New Year and also marks the first day of spring in the Roman calendar. On this day, Julius Caesar was warned by soothsayers to beware the Ides of March. Too bad he didn’t listen! He was stabbed by Brutus on the Ides of March in 44 BC.”

Important Dates: March 8 March 12 March 25 April 30 May 22 May 24 June 7

Spring term begins Last day to Add/Drop Scholarship Donor Recognition Last day to withdraw Last day of spring semester Graduation (Orpheum Theatre) Summer term begins


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CONGRATULATIONS Spring 2010 Scholarship Recipients Presidential Award

First National Bank

Tracy Yorek

Achievement Award Achievement Award Achievement Award

Board of Trustees First Premier Bank Women’s Alliance

Alanna Kinsella Elisabetta James Colleen Aschoff

Encouragement Award Encouragement Award Encouragement Award Encouragement Award Encouragement Award Encouragement Award

Scramble for Success Scramble for Success Scramble for Success Scramble for Success Scramble for Success Women’s Alliance

Etienne Mulenda Joseph Price Debra Spinar Marshal Uthe Christopher Haskett Brandy Schnider

REMINDER TO ALL SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS: If you were awarded the Kilian Opportunity Grant, Presidential, Achievement or Encouragement Award do not forget to turn in your thank you notes to Patti Klinkhammer in room 105. Also, all scholarship recipients are required to attend the donor recognition event. The event will be held March 25th in room 136. Scholarship recipients will need to be here by 3:45 pm. Kilian Community College Scholarships are made possible through the generosity of others. Kilian would like to thank all of who have donated to the Kilian Scholarship Fund. Your generosity will directly benefit students and their families. Thank you from all of us.


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Thank you to everyone that donated to the Kilian Community for Haiti Donation Drive. The totals for the Haiti drive were: Food & Supplies = 403.2 pounds Money = $250.95 Amazing!!


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Greetings from the Financial Aid Office! Plan to attend one of the events below to complete the 2010-2011 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). If you will attend college in the 2010-2011 academic year you need to get this done. Tuesday, March 16th 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM (Open House) 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM (Open House) Tuesday, March 30th 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM (Open House) 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM (Open House) You need to have your ‗09 tax return filed (if applicable). The FA Office can assist NEW & RETURNING students at these events.

Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation Waneta Drake Miller Edmison Student Scholarship - $1,000.00 Deadline March 15, 2010 Spirit of Sioux Falls Scholarship & Award $2,500.00 Deadline July 1, 2010 Bill Barlow "Second Chance" Scholarship $1,500.00 Deadline March 15, 2010 Jeremy Baum "Hope" Scholarship - $1000.00 Deadline March 15, 2010 Lost Boys Education Fund - $1,500.00 Deadline March 15, 2010 Visit www.sfacf.org for these scholarships and more!


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IMPORTANT REMINDERS... We are getting a lot of garbage in the blue recycle containers, liquids, paper, gum and other unfit items. Please remind the new students only plastic and cans that are empty can be put in the containers. Any containers that are not empty of liquid should be put in the common trash cans. Your help is appreciated.

Please be certain to access your student email. This is important as more and more information is being communicated that way from the various departments here at Kilian.

Have you completed your FAFSA for 20102011? See Patti Klinkhammer in room 105 to set up an appointment or join us for the Financial Aid Open House being held on March 16th and 30th.

DON’T FORGET—TAXES ARE DUE APRIL 15th. The VITA tax program is being held at the Youth Enrichment Services Eastside Learning Center is on the corner of 13th and Sneve this year.


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Social Work: Purpose & Possibility March is Social Work Month! Social Work is a profession about HOPE. Social Workers are a safety net. Social Workers use practical problem solving. THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SOCIAL WORKERS (NASW) STATES: ―Social Workers are purpose-driven, compassionate individuals who help those most vulnerable in our society. People looking for a career with meaning, action, diversity, satisfaction and an abundance of options are often drawn to social work.‖ ―50 Ways to Use Your Social Work Degree‖ ACCORDING TO THE BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS: · Social Workers held about 595,000 jobs in 2006. · The need for Social Workers will grow 2x faster than other occupations. INFORMATION & STATS FROM NASW CENTER FOR WORKFORCE STUDIES: Veterans Affairs employs more than 6,000 Social Workers. Many professionals with Red Cross Disaster Services are Social Workers! Social Workers help in all stages of life from children to elderly. Social Workers help in situations from adoption to hospice care. You can receive your Associate of Science Degree in Social Work from Kilian! Kilian has also partnered with Presentation College for a Bachelor of Social Work degree right here in Sioux Falls! See Mary Klockman in Room 104 or Trista Dunsmoor in Room 139 for more information!


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Community Events 2010 Lung Walk: April 10 from 7:30 am - 10:00 am at the Empire Mall. Walk for the American Lung Association. Visit www.lungwalk.org to register or for more information. Connecting Kids Free or Reduced Activity: Cards are available at the front desk and can be used to enroll your child (K-8) in a free or reduced activity of your choice. Please call the Sioux Empire United Way at 3362095 with any questions you may have. Downtown Sioux Falls Events: Visit www.downtownsiouxfalls.com for a list of events in the area. Health & Wellness: Find classes/events related to health & wellness at www.averamckennan.org or www.sanfordhealth.org. Celebrate St. Patricks Day Sat, March 13—11:30 am Downtown Sioux Falls Phillips Ave 11:30 am—Painting of the Shamrock, Downtown at 9th & Phillips 2:00 pm—31st Annual St. Patrick‘s Day Parade, Downtown 7:30 pm—The Dirty Hurlers Presented by the Irish Club. Orpheum Theater. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Tickets are $12 and available through Ticketmaster.com Doctors in Concert Sat, March 13—7:00 pm Washington Pavillion—301 S. Main Ave A performing concert consisting of local physicians displaying their musical talents to raise money for the children served by Children‘s Care Hospital and School. For more information call 782-8500 or visit www.cchs.org. Adult, Infant and Child CPR with AED Mon, March 15—6:00 pm Instructional Planning Center—201 East 38th Street This American Heart Association course, intended for the public, covers CPR for victims of all ages, relief of foreign body airway obstruction, signs of heart attack, stroke and using an automated external defibrillator (AED). ($18 material fee payable to instructor—includes 2 year certification) Fee: $39, Pre-registration prior to class is required. INFO (605) 367-7999. Lawn & Garden Show March 19-21 Sioux Falls Arena & Convention Center $5.00 and Children 12 & Under Free. INFO (605) 271-5804.


Kilian News March 2010  

Newsletter for those who attend Kilian, work at Kilian or just want to know about Kilian.

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