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(Little Star)

 

 

OLC Weekly Bulletin                                                                                         June 9-13, 2008

 

President’s Office (Thomas Shortbull)____Due to the fact that the Little Big Horn Holiday falls on Wednesday, June 25th, OLC will give employees the option of taking any day of the two week period from June 9–20, 2008 as their Little Big Horn Holiday.  There is a requirement that all offices of the college must be manned on each day of the two weeks from June 9th – 20th, 2008 and this will require you to coordinate your schedules with your fellow office workers.   The day you take off will be a paid holiday.   <><><>   June BOT Meetings.   Finance, Monday, June 16 @ 3:30 p.m. and Program Policy @ 4:30 p.m. at the PRCC; Personnel, Tuesday, June 17 @ 5:30 p.m. at Piya Wiconi and BOT Meeting, Thursday, June 19 @ 530 p.m. at Piya Wiconi. 

 

Great  news from Pass Creek.  We have a new arrival here in Pass Creek – Tayden John, 8lbs 4oz, 20 ˝  inches long.  Born at 9:50 this morning.  Collette and baby are both great.  Congrats.

 

Student Services (Billi Hornbeck)___Vessey Scholarship.  A four year scholarship to one male of Lakota ancestry is given to commemorate the Centennial of the South Dakota Governorship of Robert S. Vessey and to commemorate the contributions of both the Vessey family and the Lakota Nation to the spirit of the State of South Dakota.  The scholarship is intended to ensure that someone who would not be able to afford to go to college, or is unable to continue in college for financial reasons, be given a full scholarship to cover all tuition, fees and books for the 130 credits it takes to graduate.  The student must maintain full-time status.  The Scholarship is open to anyone living on the Pine Ridge or Cheyenne Reservations under the age of 35.  To apply, the candidate must submit a letter of application in which the need for financial aid is demonstrated. The Letter of Application is to be sent to Billi Hornbeck in the Financial Aid Office and must be received prior to July 31, 2008.  The Scholarship will be awarded in early August.    DEADLINE: JULY 31, 2008 5:00PM.  SELECTIONS WILL BE MADE THE FIRST WEEK OF AUGUST 2008.

 

Service Learning (Catrina Red Willow)___Good Afternoon All.  The Regional visit from Dr. Ed Zlotkowski for a Service Learning Training in May was a very wonderful informational session on Service Learning. We missed those of you who could not make this event and value your interests in doing Service Learning Projects.   For any of the information provided at this session it can now be obtained by going to http://www.olc.edu/ and clicking on the window drop down for “Special Projects” and then going to Service Learning section. The information is located where the documents button is on the web page. Thank you to all who attended. And Thank you to those who helped put it all together. It was well appreciated.   Good Luck on Projects you are interested in doing. Now is the time to start developing a project you have in mind for the next upcoming Fall ’08 semester. If you are interested you can obtain the SL-application on our OLC web site in the documents section.  We would like to encourage Instructors who are interested in doing a Service Learning Project to contact our Department. Have a Great Day!  Thank you. 

 

Applied Science (Marilyn Kockrow)___News from Kathy Aplan.  Two of OLC's TV Production

students have been accepted into the IAIA/Disney ABC Summer Television and Film Workshop. 

Terrence Little Whiteman was accepted into the Production Track where they will produce material written by those in the Writer's Track.  Jesse Short Bull was accepted into the Writer's Track and will work on various scripts including a spec script based on an existing television show.  An OLC student from the Cheyenne River Center, Valerie Collins, has also been accepted into the Writer's Track.  Student's receive a full scholarship to participate in the program and will receive academic credit upon completion, but must provide for their own travel expenses. 

       

Activities (Theresa Lone Hill)___ATTENTION:  The activities committee is reminding and asking for donations to sponsor the 2008 Wacipi categories for our graduation powwow.  The category sheets for signing up are in the conference room at the Piya Wiconi administrative building.  For more information you can contact Theresa Lone Hill @! 605-455-6085 or Diane Winters @ 605-455-6022. 

 

KOLC TV (Tony Brave)

  8:00am: Welcome

  8:08am: Elder History, Pejuta Haka

  9:52am: Hillary Clinton visit

10:49am: Hulk Hogen, LNI

11:24pm: Ring Wars 24

12:33pm: Ride Across The Homeland

  2:02pm: Billy Mills Presentation

  2:28pm: Kiyaksa Pow Wow

  5:46pm: Elder History, Pejuta Haka

  7:31pm: Hillary Clinton visit

  8:27am: Ride Across The Homeland

  9:56pm: Ring Wars 24

 11:05pm: Duet at The Dahl

 

Spring 2008 Calendar (June)

 

June 20-22.............................Graduation/Powwow

June 20.................................. Last day for Support Staff

June 20-22..............................GED/Baccalaureate/Graduation/Powwow

 

Announcements of Internships, Workshops, etc.:

Johnson seeking summer and fall intern applicants.  Call or email for deadline.  As students begin to plan for their summer and fall semesters, U.S. Senator Tim Johnson (D-SD) is now accepting applications for summer and fall internship positions in his Washington, DC, Sioux Falls, Rapid City and Aberdeen offices.  The Washington, DC internship program matches interns’ interests to South Dakota and federal issues and provides a firsthand opportunity to experience a wide-range of office duties.  Interns may attend hearings, research issues for projects, and work with the office administrative staff.  Students may also apply to intern in the press shop for Johnson.  Press interns work on tracking media coverage, organizing clips, writing releases and other various press shop activities, as needed.  College sophomores, juniors and seniors are encouraged to apply for the internship program.  College credits or a stipend are available. To apply for a state office internship, please call toll-free at 1-800-537-0025.  To apply for a Washington, D.C. internship, interested students should submit a cover letter, resume, references and a writing sample to:  Senator Tim Johnson,  ATTN: Lindsey Wagner, Intern Coodinator or Jeff Gohringer, Press Intern Coordinator, 136 Hart SOB, Washington, DC 20510.  By Fax to: 202-228-5765.  Or by Email to: lindsey_wagner@johnson.senate.gov or jeff_gohringer@johnson.senate.gov. 

 

Washington Internship for Native Students (WINS) is still taking applications for the upcoming 2008 summer program!  If you know of a student who is looking to jumpstart their career or develop professional experience through an internship in the public sector, send them to http://www.american.edu/wins All forms and detailed information are available for download from the website.  If you have any specific questions, you can call our office at (202) 885-5934 or (800) 853-3076.  You can also email our office at wins@american.edu If you are unfamiliar with WINS, we have been in operation for 15 years in creating leaders for Indian Country through sponsorship of federal agencies and American University.  The program is an all-expense paid 8-week internship within the public and private sector of the D.C. area.  Please forward to students, staff and faculty.   Jack Soto, Director, Washington Internships for Native Students (WINS), Washington Semester AI/NA Program, American University, Capital Building, Room 114, 4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016-8083 USA, T - 202-895-4879, F - 202-895-4882, C - 202-445-5211, soto@american.edu, http://www.american.edu/wins

 

National Congress of American Indians.   The National Congress of American Indians is seeking youth to be a part of their Youth Ambassador Leadership Program.  Please read the information about this program in the NCAI Broadcast below.  They have provided links where you can go to find out more information on the program and access the application.  Applications are due August 1, 2008.

Applications for the 2008 NCAI Youth Ambassador Leadership Program are now available. 

The YALP is a scholarship program open to males and females aged 17-25.  The Ambassadors, one male and one female, serve a two-year term representing and promoting NCAI and the NCAI Youth Commission and aiding the NCAI Youth Commission leadership in its meetings and functions when requested.  Ambassadors are chosen every two years at the NCAI Annual Convention.  Anyone may apply who is eligible for NCAI membership according to the NCAI Constitution, has support from their tribal council, and is a full time student at the high school, college, or graduate level.

Each Ambassador will receive a $2,500 scholarship to be paid directly to their academic institution. 

 To apply to be an NCAI Youth Ambassador, please visit the NCAI Youth webpage  or fill out the NCAI Youth Ambassador Leadership Program Application.  Applications must be received by August 1, 2008 and must be complete in order to be considered.  For any questions, please contact our office at (202) 466-7767.