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OLC Weekly Bulletin                                                                                         June 16-19, 2008


President’s Office (Thomas Shortbull)____On behalf of the staff and the Board of Trustees I would like to express my deepest sympathy to Jay Roman on the loss of his father, to Dan Koopman on the loss of his mother and to Larry Salway on the loss of his brother.  Our prayers are with you.  <><><> 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. 


Pejuta Haka CC (Steve Hernandez)___End of the year cookout!  Please join us at the Pejuta Haka College Center to honor our graduates and for the groundbreaking ceremony for the new dorms.  Wednesday, June 18, 2008 at 5:00 p.m.  Grads bring your tiospaye and tiwahe!  Everyone is welcome. 


From the editor:  They pass in the Milky Way – those individuals that have traveled on to the spirit world and those that have just arrived.  Welcome new arrivals – Ella Elizabeth Lamont, daughter of Tiffany Lamont and to Tayden John, son of Collette Ruff.  <><><>  Congratulations to the graduates of 2008  <><><>  Wopila to the entire OLC staff for your part in supporting the students as they studied, tested, wrote, typed, listened, laughed, cried up to this very important time of their lives – graduation day!  <><><>  Notes of interest:   I hope you were all able to pick up the photo I included in the May 26 newsletter of the first house built by the carpentry students on the way to its new location. <> Going to a new level through Foundational Studies – a 61% pass rate!  <> Have you taken the time to listen to any of the presentations done by the students who are studying the changes in the eco-system – amazing!  <> The first class from the Social Work Program to graduate with BSW degree!  <> So many wonderful and amazing accomplishments at OLC – you are all to be commended!  Pat yourself on the back.  <>  Join in on the events starting on Thursday and going through Sunday – and have a wonderful time! 


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 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. 


Activities (Theresa Lone Hill)___There’s still time!  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: or 


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 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 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,,


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.