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Oglala Lakota College

Wicah’pi Cikala

(Little Star)

Weekly Bulletin October 22-26, 2018

President’s Office (Thomas Shortbull) ___ October BOT Meetings: October 22 Program Policy at noon at PRCC & Finance at 5:00pm at Piya Wiconi. October 23 Personnel at 5:00pm at Piya Wiconi, October 24BOT Meeting at 5:00pm at Piya Wiconi.

Humanities/Social Science (Kim Petersen) ___A Writing Workshop. Offered at the following Centers: Pejuta Haka/Kyle, Pine Ridge, and HeSapa/ Rapid City. October 26, 2018 from 10 a.m. – 12 pm. Bring in your papers and Professors can assist you in editing and properly documenting your research. Open to students and community. Contact: Dr. Holly Boomer, 605-441-9161 (cell) <><><> Buffalo Nation: Creating Community. Pine Ridge College Center, Friday, October 26, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Community-Engaged Art Workshops & Community dialogue with OLC Art Instructor Keith BraveHeart. Art Workshops to include: Paper Sculpture & Silk Screen Printmaking. For more info please contact: Community <> Culture <> Voice <> Life <> Art.

Woksape Tipi (Michelle May) ___Oglala Sioux Tribal Presidential Candidate Forum. At OLC’s Woksape Tipi Library on Thursday, October 25th at 4:00 pm. Learn about the candidates platforms and how they plan on serving the Oglala Oyate: Mr. Julian Bear Runner and Dr. Richard Zephier. The event will be moderated by Mr. Tom Casey and broadcast live on KILI Radio and recorded for broadcast by KOLC via live streaming on YouTube and through Golden West Cable Access. Questions? Call 605-455-6069.

Enrollment Management (Lynn Cuny-White) ___All internship slots are filled! Look to apply next semester in January. Thank you to staff, faculty and students who helped with the Paid Internship Program. Lynn Cuny-White, Enrollment Management/Paid Internship Program/Jump Start Program. Contact: 605-455-6044 or

Nursing (Jessica Zephier) ___ Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Class!! Tentative dates: June 11 – 24, 2019. Registration Deadline: May 20, 2019. Daytime Class: 8:30am-5:00pm (M-F) at Oglala Lakota Nursing Dept., E. Hwy 18, Pine Ridge, SD 57770. State CNA Test: July 9-11, 2019. Space is limited. Apply Now: Call: 1-855-465-8911, Great Plains Tribal Chairmen’s Health Board, Pathways to Healthcare Professions. Eligibility Requirements: Background check required; must meet income guidelines; attend 16 hours of clinical. <><><> OLC Nursing Department Application Deadline!! COMPLETED APPLICATIONS DUE JANUARY 25TH, 2019. NO EXCEPTIONS! Applications must include: (1) Completed application form. (2) Three letters of reference from persons who are not friends or relatives (employers, ministers, teachers). (3) Certificate of Degree of Indian blood – if not already on the file with OLC. (4) Official high school transcripts or GED certificate – if not already on the file with OLC. (5) Official transcripts from all colleges, universities, vocational, or post-secondary schools attended – if not already on file with OLC. <> Write an essay of a minimum of 500 words that incorporates the four Lakota values of: Respect, Wisdom, Courage & Generosity. Include these values in any way you can in your essay as you relate them to aspects of nursing. Answer the following questions: Why have you chosen nursing as a career? What type of nursing interests you? What do you hope to do with your nursing degree? The essay will be reviewed for grammar, organization, flow of thought, development and clarity of answers. (6) Kaplan testing fee of $50.00. CONTACT OR VISIT HTTP://OLC.EDU/DEPARTMENTS/NURSING.HTM. Jessica Zephier, RN, MSN, Chairperson Nursing Department,, (605)867-5856 ext. 11 or Michelle Bruns, RN, MSN, Assistant Chairperson, (605)867-5856 ext 18.

KOLC (Anthony Brave) __ Here is the schedule for this week from

KOLC-TV –Delacina Chief Eagle.

7:00am: Porcupine Labor Day Pow Wow Sunday Evening

8:36am: Traditional Foods, Plants, & Herbs Class/September 15, 2018

9:26am: Research in Indian Country

10:46am: Handgames (BHPowwow) Elementry Championship

11:20am: Champion of Champions Indian Relay Races

12:34pm: Traditional Foods, Plants, & Herbs Class/September 10, 2018

2:14pm: Porcupine Labor Day Powwow Sunday Afternoon

5:12pm: Porcupine Labor Day Powwow Saturday Afternoon

6:59pm: Champion of Champions Indian Relay Races

8:13pm: Handgames (BHPowwow) Elementary Championship

8:47pm: Traditional Food, Plants, & Herbs Class/September 10, 2018.

10:27pm: Billy Mills Hall Boxing Smoker

Development (Marilyn Pourier) ___Historical Center: A reminder that the Historical Center is open throughout the year. Check under Quick Links on OLC’s website for more info. Bring your students, bring your families, bring your friends and your visitors. The Center is open from 9:00am-4:30pm, Monday-Friday. The development staff (Wanda at 455-6042, Cathy at 455-6041 & Marilyn at 455-6045) are available to open the doors. If you would like to have open for an evening class contact Marilyn to make arrangements – at least several days in advance.

2018 Calendar October/November

College Wide Make Up Day October 27

Veteran’s Day Holiday November 12

(Offices Closed, Classes Meet)

Registration Begins for Spring Semester November 13

College Wide Make Up Day November 17

Thanksgiving Holiday (Offices Closed) November 22 & 23

Board of Trustees/Local Board Elections

Kyle, SD: Oglala Lakota College will hold Board of Trustees and Local Board elections in conjunction with the Oglala Sioux Tribal General Election on November 6, 2018.

There were six Board of Trustees positions open. OLC will conduct a Board of Trustees election in the following districts: Pejuta Haka (2 year-term), Oglala, Wounded Knee, and Eagle Nest.

The candidates for Pejuta Haka Board of Trustees are Denise King-Red Owl, Juanita Scherich

Emma Featherman-Sam, and Nicole Little Whiteman.

The candidates for Wounded Knee Board of Trustees are Garfield Steele, Thomas Harvey, and Marla Thunder Bull.

The candidates for Eagle Nest Board of Trustees are Pete Red Willow and Monica Terkildsen.

The candidates for Oglala Board of Trustees are Donovan Young Man, Tyler Yellow Boy, Warren Cross, and Ernie Little.

Dennis Brewer was the only candidate for the Pine Ridge Board of Trustees and he will be seated by acclamation for a four-year term. Chastity Shot with Arrow was the only candidate for the Pass Creek Board of Trustees and she will be seated by acclamation for a four-year term.

There were 16 Local Board positions open. OLC will conduct a Local Board election in the following districts: Oglala (1 four-year) and Lacreek (2 four-year).

The candidates for Oglala Local Board are Santana Young Man Afraid of His Horse, Heather Looking Elk, and Trudy New Holy.

The candidates for LaCreek Local Board are Sharlene May, Paula Nelson, and Karen Bush.

Thirteen (13) other local board positions were up for election and the Election Committee certified ten (10) candidates who were unopposed in their districts. The following candidates will be seated by acclamation.

Charles Conroy – East Wakpamni College Center Local Board

Edson Briggs – East Wakpamni College Center Local Board

Velma Kills Back – Pahin Sinte College Center Local Board

William Gourd – Pejuta Haka College Center Local Board

Charleen Eagle Elk – Pine Ridge College Center Local Board

Elizabeth Gibbons – Wounded Knee College Center Local Board

Asay No Braid – Wounded Knee College Center Local Board

Russchelle Quiver – Eagle Nest College Center Local Board

Willard DeCory – Eagle Nest College Center Local Board

Cora Yellow Elk – Eagle Nest College Center Local Board

There were no Local board candidates for one (1) position at Pahin Sinte College Center, one (1) position at Pass Creek College Center, and one (1) position at Pejuta Haka College Center. Interested persons in these vacant Local Board positions can submit a letter of intent to their local College Center. The Local Board will make appointments from those who have expressed interest in being on the Local Board.