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ISSUE 27 March 2011

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Kilian Student Leadership Association is challenging all faculty, staff and students to get fit & healthy! Let’s make 2011 the year we take control of our fitness once & for all! This is your chance to try out the Y before making an annual commitment! See the front desk for a card for a free trial YMCA membership, good through 3/31/11!

Not only is it convenient and close to Kilian, but the YMCA offers basketball courts, fitness classes, weights, children’s programs, swimming, water aerobics & more! Have kids? With family membership, get free child watch services & preferred rates on programming. The single rate only allows for student attendance, however if you wish to apply for financial assistance for YMCA membership, you can obtain these forms at the front desk as well! For more information including events, programs and schedules, you can visit

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Don't Let Your Online Activity Damage Your Reputation! Courtesy of Today we find ourselves communicating more frequently through texting and social media networks than face-to-face or telephone conversations. This is especially true for today’s students. Are you aware of what you are posting? It’s important that you do not let online activity damage your reputation and your future job opportunities. Have you ever said anything via a text that was misinterpreted? A problem with communicating online and by text is that you lose the privacy and intimacy that you might have by a face-to-face conversation. You are unable to read the person's non-verbal communication (eye contact, body language) or how someone is responding to what you said (tone of voice, etc). An innocent comment can easily be taken out of context and offend the recipient unintentionally. Here’s a good test - Would you say it in front of your grandmother? Would you be embarrassed if you grandmother read what you typed? Don't let hard work and good grades go down the drain by online activity. Think about what you are typing before you click Send. Make sure communication is appropriate! It is so easy for someone to click the forward button to send your text to unintended recipients. Before you know it, something you meant to stay private can go viral. Would you say it in front of your employer? Have you “Googled” yourself? Remember that many employers screen candidates by conducting an Internet search of your past activity. If you are complaining about your part-time job or posting inappropriate comments, a future employer may think twice about hiring you. Also, remember that just because you delete a comment doesn't mean that the comment can no longer be found online. Once you post online (including texts on your phone), you lose ultimate control of what you have posted and it never disappears completely! Make your words count in a positive way so they don't hinder your future success!

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MARCH BIRTHDAYS! March 1, 1926 ~ Pete Rozell - NFL Commissioner who originated the Super Bowl March 2, 1904 ~ Dr. Seuss - Children’s Author March 3, 1962 ~ Jackie Joyner-Kersee - Greatest all-time female heptathlete March 4, 1877 ~ Garrett Morgan - Inventor of 3-position traffic signal March 6, 1475 ~ Michaelangelo Buonarroti - Painter of the Sistine Chapel March 14, 1879 ~ Albert Einstein - Genius physicist March 17, 1972 ~ Mia Hamm - Soccer Champion March 25, 1942 ~ Aretha Franklin - “Queen of Soul” March 26, 1875 ~ Robert Frost - Poet March 16, 1930 ~ Sandra Day O’Connor - 1st Female US Supreme Court Justice March 18, 1936 ~ F.W. DeKlerk - South African President who helped end apartheid March 24, 1901 ~ Ub Iwerks - Drew 1st images of Mickey Mouse March 29, 1916 ~ George McCarthy - Anti-War Senator from MN MARCH IS ~ Irish American Month Music in Our Schools Month National Nutrition Month National Women’s History Month Red Cross Month Social Worker’s Month March 8 = National (Working) Women’s Day March 12 = Girl Scout’s Day March 14 = National Pi Day (Because 3.14 is the value of Pi!) March 15 = Ides of March March 17 = St. Patrick’s Day March 29 = National Mom & Pop Business Owners Day March 30 = National Doctor’s Day March 30 = Take a Walk in the Park Day March 31 = Bunsen Burner Day (It’s a good thing we have a new chemistry lab!)

“Spring is when you feel like whistling - even with a shoe full of slush!” Doug Larson “Spring is nature‟s way of saying, „Let‟s Party!‟.” Robin Williams

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HAVE YOU COMPLETED THE 2011-2012 FREE APPLICATION FOR FEDERAL STUDENT AID? It’s FAFSA time! You can reach the FAFSA website through The Financial Aid Office is happy to answer any questions you may have. All students planning to receive federal financial aid (student loans & pell grants) beginning with Summer 2011 must complete the 2011-2012 FAFSA. You will need your 4-digit PIN number - please note that the Financial Aid Office does not have access to your PIN. You can retrieve it at, using the Request Duplicate Pin option. Carolyn Halgerson ~ Director of Financial Aid Office 105 or Erin Hill ~ Student Services Assistant Office 106 or

Kilian is making this FREE program available to you. This 4 week program includes: classes, program handbook, educational materials, follow up from healthcare professionals & quitting resources information! The class will focus on:  Reasons for Usage  Affects of Tobacco Use  Approaches to Quitting  Coping with Withdrawal  Concerns About Quitting (such as weight gain)  Support  Staying Quit This program will run for 4 weeks from 5:00 pm to 5:45 pm on Tuesdays (exact dates to be determined). Hurry to sign up - The class is available on a 1st come, 1st served basis and are limited to 18 people! To register or for more information, please see Gene McDaniel in Room 121 or e-mail him at

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MARCH IS SOCIAL WORK MONTH! Social Work is a profession for those who have a strong desire to help people. They work with issues such as: 

Disabilities, relationship issues, serious/terminal illness, grief, housing & unemployment, substance abuse, troubled youth, adoption, the elderly & domestic issues such as abuse & child protection. Social Workers also do research, advocacy, planning & policy development.

They work in schools, agencies, government offices, hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, treatment centers and psychiatric facilities.

For this information & more, visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics at! Kilian offers an Associate’s Degree in Social Work and a Bachelor’s Degree through our partnership with Presentation College. For more information, see Trista Dunsmoor in Room 139 or visit our website at!

“We can do no great things, only small things with great love.” Mother Theresa “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It‟s not.” Dr. Seuss

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By: Gene McDaniel - Dean of Students/Counselor

The revolutions in the Middle East have been amazing to watch, and only history will tell if the protests will have a positive or negative impact on the people of that region of the world. The people leading the charge are equally amazing and that is what I would like to focus on in this article. As I look at the faces in the streets, I see people not unlike many students at Kilian. I see people of all ages, religions and economic backgrounds. Average people like you, who have hopes and dreams of making a better life for themselves and their loved ones. People that have dreams of a better life, and are taking positive steps to make those dreams come true. When asked about the uprisings, former President Bill Clinton said, “It is a generation yearning for their place in the modern world. They want to have a say in their society, they want to shape their destiny. This is a desire of the human condition.� Like the protestors in the Middle East, I hope you take time and are willing to look at your dreams. You have the power to work toward making them a reality! Start taking bold steps to make not only your life, but that of the community around you, a better place. Maybe, just maybe, it’s time to take back control of your life and make a positive difference in the world!

Kilian Community College provides professional counseling services to its students FREE OF CHARGE! For appointments, contact Gene McDaniel in Room 121 or at Walk-ins are also welcome!

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*FREE FAMILY EVENTS IN DOWNTOWN SF! * STORYTIME - TUESDAYS Bring your kids to Child’s Play Toys at 233 S. Phillips Ave! 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Story time starts with songs & a toddler’s book followed by more music and a "big kid book.”

SCULPTURE WALK Artists are eligible to win up to $15,000.00 in prizes!

The Sculpture Walk is an exciting outdoor sculpture exhibit displayed year-round in downtown Sioux Falls! Sculptures place their art in the program for one year. The public is invited to view them & vote for their favorite! The Sculpture Walk is a great opportunity to explore downtown!

2011 ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE Painting of the Shamrock at 11:45 am at 9th & Phillips. Parade begins at 2:00 pm. For more information visit!

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March is National Women’s History Month. This was designated by Joint Resolutions of the House & Senate & Proclamations by 6 Presidents. It is an opportunity to honor & celebrate women's historic achievements. Women have played a crucial role in movements throughout U.S. history: Labor Movement - As early as 1765, women formed the 1st society of working women. Women’s Suffrage Movement - Launched in 1848 at Seneca Falls, NY. Civil Rights Movement - Women have held roles from leaders to organizers to participants. The Women’s Rights Movement - Re-energized in the 20th Century with the 2nd Wave. The Environmental Movement - Women have played a key role since the early 19th century!

Test Your Knowledge of Women’s History! (Find the answers on page 10!) 1) Who was the first woman to run for President of the United States (1872)? 2) Who opened up Social Work as a profession for women? 3) Who was the first Black woman elected to Congress? 4) Who drove stagecoach across the roughest part of the West? 5) What woman was allowed to teach nuclear physics at Princeton University, even though no women were allowed to study there? 6) What woman served as a “conductor” on the Underground Railroad and had a $40,000.00 reward offered for her capture? 7) When did Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 go into effect? This prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender in federally funded school programs & activities. 8) Which leading suffragist was arrested and convicted for attempting to vote in 1872? 9) Who was the 1st Chinese-American woman to hold a state-wide office in the US? 10) Who was Chair of the Board & publisher of the Washington Post & Newsweek & also oversaw six broadcasting stations?

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WOMEN’S HISTORY QUIZ ANSWERS 1. Victoria Woodhull 2. Jane Addams 3. Shirley Chisholm 4. Charlie Parkhurst 5. Chien-Shiung Wu 6. Harriet Tubman 7. 1976 8. Susan B. Anthony 9. March Fong Eu 10.Katherine Graham

ATTENTION GRADUATES Are you graduating this spring? If so, please complete an Intent to Graduate Form. You can obtain this form from Linda in the Registrar’s Office. Filling out this form will ensure that you receive information in the commencement ceremony. GRADUATION Monday, May 23, 2011 7:00 pm Orpheum Theater on Phillips Avenue

CONGRATULATIONS WINTER 2010 HONOR STUDENTS! Achievement List Haskett, Christopher Hill, Ethan Klockman, Jon Parker, Amanda Parton, Suzan Pullman, Chantelle Williams, Heather

Presidential List Abels, Eric Fritz, Megan Kinsella, Alanna Morrell, Sharon Reha Ruiz, Ileana Spinar, Debra Wentzel, Jennfer

FINANCIAL AID TIPS by Carolyn Halgerson


Student loans are an investment in your future, but they are also DEBT. Example: If you borrow $23,000 in Federal Loans, you will have to pay around $265 every month for 10 years. (This assumes a 6.8 percent interest rate.) By the time you pay back the $23,000 plus interest, you will have shelled out $31,800! Student loan payments should not exceed 10% of gross monthly income. Example: If your starting salary is $25,000 your student loan payment should be less than $208/month. How does that measure up with what you are currently borrowing? If you do not have an accurate idea of your spending/borrowing history, it is possible that you are underestimating your debt load. Remember that interest accumulates on unsubsidized loans even when you’re in school. Are you keeping track of your loan paperwork? THE NATIONAL STUDENT LOAN DATA SYSTEM (NSLDS) is a great resource! Visit to find your lender's name and contact information. This way you can make sure you have detailed and up-to-date information regarding your federal student loan balances. As you plan for life after college, be sure your plans include preparing for paying your loans. STUDENT LOAN SERVICERS: Wells Fargo ~ 1-800-658-3567 ACS ~ 1-800-835-4611 Great Lakes ~ 1-800-236-4300 Sallie Mae ~ 1-888-272-5543 Student Loan Finance Corp ~ 1-800-592-1270 Student Loan Corp ~ 1-800-967-2400 Find out who your lenders/servicers are by visiting!

March 2011 Kilian News Issue 27  

Kilian Newsletter for March 2011