Wicah’pi Cikala

(Little Star)

 

OLC Weekly Bulletin                                                                                October 13-17, 2008

 

President’s Office (Thomas Shortbull)___There have been a couple of employees who have expressed concerns to me about their investments in TIAA-CREF.  As a result of these concerns and the turmoil in the financial markets, I have decided that it might be a good idea to have a workshop on employee investments.   On Friday, October 17th, there will be a workshop on employee investments that will begin at 1:00 p.m. in the conference room at Piya Wiconi.  There will be a panel presentation by myself, Tony Fresquez, Andy Thompson, and Chris Janis.

 

Student Support Services (Milton Fineran)___Over 96% Retention for Freshmen who received Grant-Aid!  Freshmen enrolled in our program last year and who received grant aid of $1,000 at the end of the 07-08 academic year returned to OLC at a very high rate.  Thirty four of thirty six returned and registered for the Fall 2008 semester.  One did not enroll and one transferred to a police academy.  We usually average about 71% for all our participants (Freshmen thru Seniors).  <><><>  October 17th is the last day we will accept applications to determine if a student is eligible to receive services for the Fall/08 semester.  It is also quite likely that any applicants after this date will be put on a waiting list until there is an open slot at one of the SSS offices.  <><><>  All tutoring sponsored by the SSS program must have the approval of the staff.  Even if you are a veteran tutor and a continuing SSS participant you still must get the “okay” from the staff.  Also, all tutoring sessions for the SSS program must take place at the College Centers.  Any other location must have the program Director approval.   (News taken from the TRiO Aug/Sept-2008 newsletter.)

 

Pine Ridge CC (Shirley Brewer)___ I would like to invite all department chairs and or a representative to Pine Ridge College CenterCareer Day” which has been rescheduled for October 31, 10:00 A.M.  All three of our College Success courses will be in attendance as well as PRCC students at large.  We have invited all departments to attend and provide students information on their various programs of study, as well as additional support available. We will also complete a two semester plan for all students in attendance.  Lunch will be served.  Please feel free to contact us at 867-5893 if you would like further information. 

 

Piya Wiconi Okolakiciye (Lorie Broberg)___Colleagues and Students, Piya Wiconi Okolakiciye will be meeting Friday October 17, 2008 in the apartment at 10 A.M.   Check your email for the PDF files of the policy, procedures and by-laws of Piya Wiconi Okolakiciye for your review.  Wopila. 

 

Humanities & Social Sciences (Tony Fresquez)___Information on the Rhetorical Speech Competition from Gary Jones.  The rhetorical District Wide Speech Contest will be held next friday
October
24th at 9 AM.  It will be held at the Pejuta Haka College Center.  The three events are informative, persuasive, and oral interpretation.  All three presentations must be 5-8 minutes long. This event is not a closed event; anyone that wants to watch and/or participate is welcome to stop in.   This is the first time that an event like this has been held.  Students from the various Oglala Lakota College districts will be competing against one another to win first, second, and third place for the college they represent.  The speech participants must be attending OLC full time or part time and cannot be an employee of OLC.  If you have any questions, contact Gary Jones at 685-6985.

 

Woksape Tipi (Michelle May)___Here is the remainder of the scheduled events at Woksape Tipi through November ’08.  We are pleased and proud to have had such a wide array of presenters willing to come and speak at our libraries, and would be happy to have any students, staff, and community members attend our events.  Thank you, Sara Parker, Interlibrary Loan/Circulation Desk Clerk, (605) 455-6069, sparker@olc.edu.  

The Death of Raymond Yellow Thunder by Steven Magnusson.   Mr. Magnusson will be giving a presentation at Woksape Tipi Library on October 24, 2008 at 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Paul Robertson and Karen Lone Hill, both members of the Oglala Lakota College faculty, will be giving a presentation on American Indian Places in Woksape Tipi Library on November 7, 2008 at 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

 

Education (Art Fisher)___Announcement from Shannon Amiotte.  An Evening with Corduroy.

Teacher candidates in the Methods of Teaching Language Arts class teamed up with the Dakota Transitional Headstart staff to host “An Evening with Corduroy” as part of Jumpstart’s Read for the Record campaign. They joined thousands of children and adults from across the United States on October 2 in a shared reading experience to raise awareness about the importance of early reading experiences and to break the world record for the most children being read the same storybook on the same day. The OLC / Dakota Transitional event began with an appreciation meal. Then, after a shared reading of Corduroy, children and their parents engaged in three language and literacy activities related to the story. OLC teacher candidates lead participants in making teddy bears, singing and dancing to a teddy bear rhyme, and in making bear paws. Storybook collection prizes were drawn for throughout the evening and each of the 35 children in attendance received four books to take home. The event was sponsored by OLC’s service learning program. Event photos are available at http://gallery.me.com/amiotte/100024. To learn more about Jumpstart’s Read for the Record campaign visit http://www.readfortherecord.org/.   Here's a link to our story that's posted on the Jumpstart website. http://www.readfortherecord.org/site/News2?page=NewsArticle&id=6041&news_iv_ctrl=-1   <><><>  The Education Department has been awarded an Indian Professional Development Grant from the Office of Indian Education, United States Department of Education.  The professional development grant will support 21 teacher candidates in completing their teacher preparation program within 3 years.  The Education Department will be recruiting teacher candidates beginning this semester, fall 2008.  Teacher candidates having acquired their associate of arts degree in education need to obtain an application form from their district college center.  Applications will be accepted until October 20th. 

 

EAP/Athletics (Mary Tobacco)___Results of the Rapid City, October 10, 2008 Cross Country meet.   1st Place  Matthew Running Eagle, OLC   36:20 -- 2nd Place  Calvin Iron Shell III, SGU             36:24  --  3rd Place   Gary Antoine, SGU   36:31 --  Steve Antoine, SGU  39:18  --  Benton

            Rowland, OLC   44:46  --  Warren Cross, OLC  48:10.

Last meet of the Cross Country Season:  October 18 – SD Tech. Golf Tournament Rescheduled:  October 18, 2008, Rapid City, SD.  Basketball Practice Begins: October 22, 2008, Porcupine School Gym, 8pm.  Congratulations Runners!  For information contact OLC Athletics, 455-6026, email mtobacco@olc.edu or visit #215 Piya Wiconi.

 

OLC – Wounspe Wankateya  -- Braveheart Athletics -- Cante Tinza Skal Aki Ciyapi

Basketball Schedule 2008-2009

 

Date

Time

Games

Location

 

Oct 22

8pm

Practice Begins

Porcupine School

 

Nov 6

7pm

Chadron State College

Away

W

Nov 15

5pm

Sinte Gleska University

Home

W/M

Nov 20

5pm

 

Institute of American Indian Arts

Double Header with SIPI

Away

W/M

Dec 6

5pm

Turtle Mountain

Away

W/M

Dec 13

5pm

Northwest Indian College

Away

W/M

Dec 14-21

 

Christmas Holiday

 

 

Dec 26-28

TBA

Braveheart Holiday Tournament

Home

 

Jan 10

5pm

Salish Kootenai

Rapid City

W/M

Jan 17

5pm

Black Feet Community College

Away

W/M

Jan 24

5pm

Turtle Mountain

Home

W/M

Jan 31

5pm

Stone Child

Away

W/M

Feb 14

5pm

Sinte Gleska University

Home

W/M

Feb 21

5pm

Dull Knife Community College

Rapid City

W/M

Feb. 27-28

2pm

Bravehearts Classic

Rapid City

W/M

 

 

OLC, NWIC, Sinte Gleska, Black Feet

 

Mar. 7

5pm

Wind River

TBA

W/M

Mar. 14

5pm

TBA

TBA  

W/M

Mar 18-22

AIHEC

Missoula

Away

W/M

 

Men’s Coach:              Hermus Bettelyoun

Women’s  coach:          Mary Tobacco

 

*Schedule subject to   change

For more information call OLC Athletics at 455-6026 or email mtobacco@olc.edu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KOLC Schedule

Just a reminder Faculty, if you have any speakers come to your classes and would like them taped contact me.

  8:00am: Welcome

  8:08am: The Rosebud Battle, Presentation

  8:30am: Pine Ridge Village Days 2008

 10:30am: Calculus 194, Section 2.2

 11:14pm: Football, Little Wound vs. Pine Ridge

  1:34pm: Ride Across The Homeland

  3:02pm: The Rosebud Battle, Presentation

  3:24pm: Pine Ridge Village Days 2008

  5:03pm: Calculus 194, Section 2.2

  6:08pm: Football, Little Wound vs. Pine Ridge

  8:28pm: Ride Across The Homeland

  9:27pm: Pine Ridge Village Days 2008

 

Fall 2008 Calendar (October/November)

Native American Day (offices closed, no classes)                                  October 13, 2008

Departmental Advising                                                              Oct. 20-Nov. 28, 2008

 

Native Voter Engagement Trainings in SD.  Continuing Paul and Sheila Wellstone’s commitment to Indian Country Wellstone is proud to announce.   Native Voter Engagement trainings in SD.  Friday,  October 17th, Pejuta Haka CC, Kyle, SD, 2-5 p.m., dinner provided.   Saturday, October 18th, Rushmore Plaza Holiday Inn, 505 N. 5th St., Rapid City, SD, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.  Lunch provided.  Sunday, October 19th, Golden Buffalo Casino Convention Center, Lower Brule, SD, 11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., lunch provided.  Anyone interested in learning more about Native: - voter engagement – GOTV – election protection – early and absentee voting and lots more!  Mileage allowance will be available for those driving.  Please RSVP by Thurs. afternoon if you will be traveling to the Rapid City training.  You can send an email to Laura at RossL@usinternet.com or call 612-816-5709, or contact Lonna at Lonna@wellstone.org.  We lost our rooms at Lower Brule to the hunters (!) but will still have mileage available. 

 

Handgame Tournament “Intertribal Style”

Sponsored by the Lakota Music & Dance Class Fall 2008 – Marcel Bull Bear.   October 25, 2008 starting at 10:00 a.m. until done.  Captains check in at 9:00 a.m. at the American Horse School in Allen, SD.  Entry fee:  $150 Adults -- $100.00 Students.  Prizes will be determined by amount of teams.  Concessions will be sold.  All students, parents, grandparents, all people are welcome!!  Come enjoy a day of fun!!!  <><><>  We the Lakota Music and Dance class of Oglala Lakota College are inviting all interested in participating in our tournament.  We are trying to bring our Lakota culture to the youth along with all the rest of our tribal members.  Doing something like this is a good start to hopefully a lot of future activities of our Lakota ways.  For more information on our Handgame Tournament please contact the following people:  Marcel Bull Bear @ 455-2690 (home) or 454-8462 (cell) and Veronica or Sam Red Feather @ 685-2043 (home) or 685-3568 (cell).  Not responsible for accidents or thefts!!  Alcohol and Drug free event!!

 

Miscellaneous Items

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. (“End Domestic Violence” bracelets are available on the table in the lobby at Piya Wiconi.)  Domestic Violence Awarness Month evolved from the first day of Unity observed in October 1981 by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence.  The intent was to connect battered women’s advocates across the nation who were working to end violence against women and their children.  In October 1987, the first Domestic Violence Awareness Month was observed.  That same year the first national toll-free hotline was begun.  In 1989 the first Domestic Violence Awareness Month Commemorative Legislation was passed by the U.S. Congress.  (From the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence website. Thanks Glorianna for the reminder and the bracelets.)  The Day of Unity celebrates the strength of battered women and their children. 

 

Tribal College Journal.  What’s your story?  Send your entries for the 2009 edition of Tribal College Student!  Send us your best work for next year’s student edition!  Poems, short stories, personal narratives.  Deadline: February 6, 2009.  Send entries to: student@tribalcollegejournal.org.  Questions: Visit http://www.tribalcollegejournal.org/.  Or call: 1-888-899-6693.  Specifications:  Entries must be no longer than 1,000 words.  Provide two paragraphs of biographical information. Entrants must be enrolled in a tribal college but do not have to be an American Indian to participate.  Entries in Native languages especially encouraged; submit English translation as well.   Tribal College Student, P.O. Box 720, Mancos, CO 81328, phone 970-533-9170.

 

Tusweca Tiospaye presents the Lakota/Dakota/Nakota Language Summit 2008:  Uniting the Seven Council Fires to Save the Language.  November 11, 12, 13, 2008 at the Rapid City Ramkota Hotel.  Opening Prayer by Arvol looking Horse.  Keynote Speakers: Ron His Horse Is Thunder, Darrell Kipp & Rosalie Little Thunder.  Breakout session presenters include: Earl Bullhead, Albert White Hat, Robert Two Crow, Darrell Kipp, Bryan Charging Cloud, Lakota Language Consortium, Jim Green, Dakota Wicohan, Alexis Nakota Sioux Language Program, Robert Four Star, Stephanie Charging Eagle, The Association on American Indian Affairs Native Language Program, Rosalie Little Thunder, Faith Spotted Eagle, Wilmer Mesteth, Dottie LeBeau, Dr. Archie Beauvais, Rosebud Sioux Tribe Lakota Language Preservation Project, Jerome Kills Small, Biagio Arobba, Leonard Little Finger, Dakota lapi Teunkindapi Consortium.  For more information on participation, vendor registration, etc. call 605-867-6193 or email mike@tuswecatiospaye.org.  For more information on Tusweca Tiospaye check out their website at http://www.tuswecatiospaye.org/. 

 

The Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics Essay Contest 2009.  The Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity.  Deadline: December 19, 2008.  Guidelines and entry form available online at: http://www.eliewieselfoundation.org/.  The Prize in Ethics Essay Contest is an annual competition for college students.  Full-time juniors and seniors at accredited four-year colleges and universities in the U.S. are invited to enter the Essay Contest and compete for $10,000 in prices and the opportunity to meet Elie Wiesel in NYC.  The 2008 prizes included two Honorable Mention at $500 each, one Third Prize at $1,500, one Second Prize at $2,500 and one First Prize at $5,000.  Suggested topics:  What does your own experience tell you about the relationship between politics and ethics and, in particular what could be done to make politics more ethical?  Articulate with clarity an ethical issue that you have encountered and analyze what it has taught you about ethics and yourself.  From a personal viewpoint, how does globalization impact your view of the Other in society and in the world?  Clearly analyze the relationship between religion and ethics in today’s world.  How does a recent political or cultural event shed light on the ethics of rebellion/revolution?  You may also contact their office via email at info@eliewieselfoundation.ort or call 212-490-7788.  Contact: Scarlet Cronin, Essay Contest Coordinator.

 

2009-2010 IBM Ph.D. Fellowship Program.  IBM is pleased to announce the IBM Ph.D. Fellowship program for the 2009-2010 academic year.  We have received many outstanding and exceptional candidates from universities all over the world in the past and encourage your participation. IBM Ph.D. Fellowship nominations may be made by faculty members from September 22 to October 31, 2008.  The IBM Ph.D. Fellowship program honors exceptional Ph.D. students in many academic disciplines and areas of study, for example: computer science and engineering, electrical and mechanical engineering, physical sciences (including  chemistry, material science, and physics), mathematical sciences (including optimization), business sciences (including financial services, communication, and learning/knowledge ), and service science, management, and engineering. Additionally, IBM pays special attention to an array of focus areas of interest to IBM and fundamental to innovation, including but not limited to:   Technology that creates new business value: Optimization, risk & compliance, business intelligence, information-based medicine, services and software to improve business performance, social networking,  information based medicine & health care management, modeling & data analysis, workforce based supply chains, SSME - Service Science, Management and Engineering, Tools for Globalization.    Innovative software: Human-computer interaction, new expressive ways of manipulating computers, programming models and tools, language understanding, ontology's, real time system, real world aware systems,  intelligent imbedded systems, event driven computing, Web 2.0, 3D internet.   New types of computers: Use of massive parallelism for nonscientific/

engineering applications (including those applications), cell/multi-core, power management, 3D-systems and integration, nanotechnology and post-CMOS devices for digital logic, memory, and communications.  Interdisciplinary projects: Water & energy modeling & management, Management of computer centers virtualization, autonomic computing, hybrid systems, cloud computing, Internet data-centers, green systems/data centers, Green computing.

The IBM Ph.D. Fellowship program also supports our long-standing commitment to workforce diversity. IBM values diversity in the workplace and encourages nominations of women, minorities and all who contribute to that diversity.  Please feel free to post this program announcement in your department area. This announcement will also be posted on the Internet at  http://www.ibm.com/university/phdfellowship  on September 22, 2008 and will be linked to the Internet nomination form. Award recipients will be finalized mid February, 2009 followed by emails to all participants. All supporting documents for the fellowship, such as student's resume, and endorsement by the department head as well as the nominator's recommendation must be included in the nomination form. We ask that each department submit no more than two new nominations (in addition to any existing fellowship nominations to compete for a renewal). In cases of more than one nomination for a fellowship (including competing renewal nominations), the department head's endorsement must include an indication of the relative merits of all the candidates and the department's prioritization of these candidates. Students must be enrolled full-time in a college or university Ph.D. program, and they must have completed at least one year of study in their doctoral program at the time of their nomination. IBM University Relations Ph.D. Fellowships are awarded worldwide. IBM Ph.D. Fellows are awarded tuition, fees, and a stipend for the nine month academic year 2009-2010. Stipends vary by country/geography and the student will be informed at the time of the award what the stipend is for their country/geography. All IBM Ph.D. Fellows are matched with an IBM Mentor according to their technical interests, and they are strongly encouraged to participate in an internship at least once, while completing their studies. Interns are awarded a ThinkPad gift during the internship. While students may accept other supplemental fellowships, to be eligible for the IBM Ph.D. Fellowship they may not accept a major fellowship in addition to the IBM Ph.D. Fellowship. Fellowship. We look forward to receiving your department's nominations.  For further information, see your IBM contact, visit the website above, or contact phdfellow@us.ibm.com.