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There are many ways to get involved, meet other students, and have fun at Presentation College Fairmont.

October 2013

Here are the many opportunities available for you to participate in.

Presentation College Activities League (PCAL) The mission of PCAL is “Bringing students together to create and participate in activities designed to enhance student life.” PCAL is a very active group of students that plan and participated in events on campus and in the community, from bowling and bingo nights to parades and food drives. Events coming up in October are: 

Food Drive - October 1 - October 15 - Students, Faculty, and Staff are encouraged to bring in non-perishable food items for the food shelf. Drop off your donations in the Main Office. Donations will be taken to the Salvation Army.


Sand Volleyball - October 3 at 6:00 p.m. at Gomsrud Park. Students & families welcome. Sign up in the Main office if you plan to play. Teams will be created at the park.


Fairmont High School Homecoming ParadeFriday, October 4 - If you want to participate meet at the school at 3:15 p.m. Parade starts at 4 p.m. Please wear PC or program clothing. If you would like to join this fun active group, contact Traci Lardy at

Radiologic Technology Club Students that are either in the Radiologic Technology program or are considered Pre-Rad Tech students are members of this group. It gives them the opportunity to talk and meet with other students on the Fairmont campus. The group can be used as a source for tutors, study groups, and to answer questions about the program for those students that are not in it yet. They will be doing a couple of fundraisers during this academic year. They also volunteer at the Mankato Hospice Fundraiser in April.

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Surgical Technology Club The Surgical Technology Club is a group of Fairmont campus students in the Surgical Technology Program. They meet once a month to discuss fundraising and a yearly volunteer opportunity. This year they will be raising funds by having the Kwikie Mart in the Main Office. The volunteer opportunity that they will be participating in this year will be the December American Red Cross Blood Drive at the Fairmont Holiday Inn. See more fun pictures on page 7 of this group celebrating National Surgical Technology Week.

Psychology Club Recently started, the PC Psychology Club had their first meeting the week of September 9, where they discussed the bylaws of the club and elected officers. The Fairmont campus attends these meetings via PictureTel with Aberdeen. The purpose of the Psychology Club is to provide a forum in which students with a major or minor in psychology can meet to talk about issues, learn more info about courses and the department, discuss job and volunteer opportunities and get to know the psychology faculty in a more casual environment. If interested in learning more or joining this group, please contact Stacie Shaw at

Student Nurses Association (SNA) The Presentation College Student Nurses Association is an organization of nursing students of all levels at PC. The SNA is meant to encourage leadership, support students, and promote community involvement for its members. The Fairmont SNA Chapter is involved in multiple activities, including community service projects, GLOWS week, and attending the Minnesota SNA Convention. For more information, contact Tara Haugen at

Do you need help sewing on patches or other alterations? Check out Touch of Country located right across the street from the PC campus. They offer many seamstress services including hemming, alterations, embellishing, and damaged article repairs. They also have a lot of other fun gifts in their shop.

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A Great Day for a Picnic We had fabulous weather and great food for our back-to-school picnic on Thursday, September 5, 2013 in the school parking lot. Over 100 students attended to dine on walking tacos and cookies. Congratulations to the following students as winners of the door prizes: Chelsey Widdowson Maggie McCallum Maggi Siegler Ashton Hendricksen Christine Krueger

PC Mascot Named SPIRIT

Ruth Samson Lindsey Karau Carlee McCoy Tharu Debesai Christina Wagner Tomarah Brandt

Sagal Abdirahman Stephanie Craig Courtney Schumacher Addis Mengistu Heather Prokosch

After nearly a month on campus and with more than 1,000 name submissions from 21 states, and the District of Columbia, the mascot naming panel has named the new mascot SPIRIT! “The name Spirit just felt like the right choice because of the direct link of having school spirit, but also because of the many other connotations of the meaning of the word,” said college president, Dr. Margaret Huber. “A Saint Bernard is a people-oriented dog known for saving lives, as well as being a friendly and strong animal,” added Huber. “We just felt that the characteristics of the breed are a perfect match for the college’s mission and also embodied the nature of the Sister’s mission.”

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Health Services Reminder The Fairmont Campus Student Health Service program is provided by Smart Clinic located in Sterling Drug at Five Lakes Centre, 322 South State Street in Fairmont. You can call the clinic at (507) 238-4844. This service to students is in effect while you remain enrolled at Presentation College. Students will be required to present their Presentation College ID card. Smart Clinic Hours: Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday: Noon to 5:00 p.m. Holidays: Closed The Smart Clinic will provide lab work at the time of the visit, as necessary. If blood is drawn or a specimen obtained for the following lab work, there is no charge to the student: • Strep Screen • Urine Analysis • Mononucleosis Screen PLEASE NOTE: For these purposes health care does not include: chronic medical problems, prenatal or obstetrical care, routine physical examination and surgery or hospital care. Students who need further evaluation may be referred to another clinic or provider. The additional services and associated charges would be the responsibility of the student.

Mark Your Calendars Native American Day - Fall Break No Classes October 14 - 15 Last Day to Withdraw

November 1

Academic Advising Week/Spring Registration November 4 - 8 Financial Aid Rep On Campus

November 6

Deadline to Apply for May & August Graduation November 8 Financial Aid Rep On Campus

November 21

Thanksgiving Vacation (begins at Noon)

November 27

Classes Resume

December 2

Flu Shots Protect yourself from the flu by getting a flu shot. There are several local locations and times available. Facility Dates Available Price  Dulcimer Medical Center - $40  10/9 - 8:30 - 12:30 & 1:30 - 4  10/16 - 8:30 - 12:30 & 1:30 - 4 

SMART Clinic - $55  Every Day


Sterling Drug - $30  Every Day


Walgreens - $35  Every Day


Mayo Clinic Health System  Call in October for dates and price


Mayo Clinic at Walmart  Every Day

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Prayer Partner Program

Junior Nursing student, Shelby Milbrath, takes advantage of a beautiful sunny September day to study outside.

Learning Lab Do you have questions and don’t know who to ask? Are you thinking you could use some help with your math and science courses? Do you wish you could get someone to proof your paper? The Learning Lab is waiting to help. See below for hours. The Learning Lab will also proctor tests and help with your resume. We have computers for your use and a printer. Stop in and ask. Learning Lab Hours Monday 8-10am & 3:30-5:30pm Tuesday





8-10am & 3:30-5:30pm



The Student—Sister Prayer Partner Program, offered y e a r -ro u n d , matches a student with a Sister for weekly prayerful reflection. Students need not be Catholic to participate. This year, for the first time, this program is being offered to distant Kailey Keck campuses. Kailey Keck from the Fairmont Campus will be participating. She has been partnered with Sr. Marilyn Dunn in Aberdeen. This program offers a Student—Sister Prayer Partner relationship. Everything that is shared during these interactions is kept confidential. The relationships created Sr. Marilyn Dunn during this partnership are truly a blessing for both the student and their partner Sister. If you are interested in participating in the Student—Sister      PRAYER  Prayer Partner   IS PUTTING   Program, contact ONESELF   Student Services at    IN THE   (605) 229-8363. HANDS            OF 


Mother Teresa

Financial Aid Visits A Financial Aid representative will be on the Fairmont campus November 6 & 21 from 9 am—3 pm. Contact to schedule an appointment.

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Local Health Clubs Offer Student Discount Memberships Anytime Fitness is happy to announce the continuing student package for $99 per semester! By signing up with Anytime Fitness in Fairmont, you are signing up for Anytime Fitness anywhere! You can stop at any Anytime Fitness location! Stop in today and talk to the manager, Jack Von Bank. PC student ID required. Classes offered at Anytime Fitness: Boot Camp Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday 5 - 6 a.m. or 6 - 7 a.m. Pilates Tuesday & Thursday 5 - 5:45 p.m. Fitness On Request Offered 24/7—Ask when you can go in!

Cutting Edge Fitness of Fairmont is offering a Student Membership Price of $100 per semester. All members must purchase a $10 key FOB for 24-hour access at signup. PC student ID required. Membership includes: 

Full weight and cardio equipment


Basketball and Tennis Court use


Racquetball Court use




Locker Room and Towel service


24-hour club access

Sign up today at Cutting Edge Fitness of Fairmont, located at 1130 Spruce Street. Their telephone number is 507-238-2966.

Anytime Fitness is located in Five Lakes Centre at 462 S. State Street in Fairmont. Their phone number is 507-235-5055.

Donation Made to Presentation College Eloise Lidke of Fairmont donated a “Wounded Porcelain Feeder Cup” valued at $75. This is an original German medical nursing feeder cup for feeding wounded soldiers in the Lazarett field hospitals during World War II. Stop into the Main Office to take a look.

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National Surgical Technologist Week National Surgical Technologist Week was September 15-21, 2013. Our Surg—Tech students and their instructor, Toni Shantz, celebrated with a Jakes pizza party on September 17.

Volunteer Opportunity

I just wanted to thank you for your support of our blood drive and for providing the super nice students who helped out. Everyone was there with bells on and did a fine job. These students are so gracious and energetic, and it’s a real pleasure to have their company. I know that the donors are very pleased to have such a nice greeting when they come through the door. Thanks again, Mark Johnson, Coordinator American Red Cross Blood Drive

The Parents Supporting Parents group is a support group for parents of kids with special needs. They are looking for volunteers to provide child care during their monthly meetings. From past meetings the kids who would need care would have a variety of diagnoses from Down Syndrome, Autism, ADHD, ADD, epilepsy, along with their siblings. Meetings will be held the 4th Friday of the month from 6 - 7:30 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church during the months of September November and January - May. The kids will be in the nursery with their parents nearby in the Fellowship hall. The number of children will vary with each meeting, but two adults are needed for the nursery each session. If interested in this opportunity, please call or email : Andrea Miller 507-848-0229

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This Honor Society is open to all majors. Last year’s charter members represented the psychology, social work, and nursing programs. International Honor Society in Social Sciences Any student of good moral character who is a junior or senior in a college or university where there is a chapter of the Society may be elected to membership provided that you: 

Have at least 20 Semester hours averaging “B” or better in history, political science, sociology, anthropology, economics, international relations, criminal justice, social work, psychology, social philosophy, history of education, and human/cultural geography.


Are in the upper 35% of your class.


Do not have a failing grade in a social science class.

For more information about Pi Gamma Mu, go to If you have questions or are interested in applying for membership to Pi Gamma Mu, contact: Dr. Brad Tennant at or (605) 229-8577.

Surg Tech Students Describe Job On Tuesday, September 24, the Surgical Technology program students attended the class, The College Experience, taught by Amy Anderton. The students shared what a Surgical Technologist does on a regular basis.

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Fairmont Campus Newsletter- October 2013