Wicah’pi Cikala

(Little Star)


Notice:  Course & Center Evaluations should be completed prior to the end of the semester at http://perseus.olc.edu. 


OLC Weekly Bulletin                                                                                       May 4-8, 2009


President’s Office (Thomas Shortbull)___I would like to wish the students and staff the very best as you prepare to close out the Spring 2009 semester with final tests and term papers.  A reminder that pre-registration has already started for the Fall 2009 semester. Contact your local college center for more information.  <><><>  May BOT meetings:  May 26, 2009 Finance Committee @ 3:30 p.m. and Program Policy Committee @ 4:30 p.m. at the PRCC; May 27th Personnel Committee @ 5:00 p.m. at Piya Wiconi;  May 28th Board of Trustees Meeting @ 5:00 p.m. at Piya Wiconi. 


Library (Michelle May)___Oglala Sioux Tribal Land Issues for the Oyate, the four legged, winged, and the ones that crawl on May 8, 2009 at OLC Academic and Public Library, Kyle, SD.  Presented by Monica Terkildsen and Ruth Brown.  Agenda:  10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: Presentation; 12:00 p.m. Lunch; 121:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.: Questions and Answer Session.  Come to listen and learn about today’s land issues, concerns about the environmental and wildlife, and the impact of farming and ranching practices.  Badlands South Unit plans and other issues will be discussed.  Sponsored by the Lakota History II Class of Eagle Nest CC, the OLC Language Institute and the OLC Academic and Public Library.  If you have any questions, please call 605-455-6069. 


Humanities (Anthony Fresquez)___News from Lynnea Bouhenguel.  On May 9th & 10th  Borders is hosting an OLC Book Fair, where 15% of all proceeds will go to create writing scholarships and small summer reading and writing program incentives.   All you have to do is print out the coupons, take them in with you to Borders and purchase something then hand the cashier the coupon, where she will enter the amount of purchase onto it.  At the end of the fair, 15% of all sales will go to OLC.  We ask also that you pass them out to any friends and family.  This truly is a wonderful way to help encourage the continuation of writing and reading.  Every little bit helps, and if you have a mother's day gift to give, why not give her the gift of reading and help someone else as well with your purchase.  The Basic English Classes want to thank you for your help with this project.  <><><>  This year Basic English I and II has been involved in many writing workshops and is hosting the first ever Writer’s Gallery and Competition.  You have an opportunity to encourage writing to continue, help build business skills and help students be responsible for the creation and development of their education and its needs.  As a followup to the Six Traits of Writing +1 workshops that have been held in both Rapid City and at Piya Wiconi, the Writer’s Gallery Competition will be held the 2nd week of May.  Items must be submitted for display and judging on or before the 13th of May, 2009. For items from the Piya Wiconi workshop they can be taken in to the Woksape Tipi (Main Library) at Piya Wiconi.  For items from the He Sapa Workshop they can be taken into the He Sapa Center, Rm 112.  Participants are the writing students from these events.  Requirements to enter can be found on the following web page.  http://www.olc.edu/~lbouhenguel/webfolder/page883.htm.  For design ideas, you may go to the following link:  http://www.olc.edu/~lbouhenguel/webfolder/page945.htm.  Set-up is tentatively scheduled for May 11th12th., with judging happening from the 13th – 14th.  Awards will be given in an award show and presentation on Friday, May 15, 2009.  Award Ceremony times are 9:00 a.m. at the He Sapa Center and 2:00 p.m. at Piya Wiconi, Woksape Tipi.  Light refreshments will be provided.  For more contact information please see the website or call 605-415-6092 or email, lbouhenguel@olc.edu.  This is part of a Service Learning Project funded in part by the Service Learning Department of OLC, Rapid City and area businesses, and through the time and talents of area teachers and student mentors.  Pilamaya- Lynnea.


Service Learning (Gloria Eastman)___Winners for the Poetry Slam that was held At Cheyenne River on April 17th were 1st place-Samantha Herald, 2nd place-Andr'e Cowins and 3rd place-Brittney Roberts.  Renowned cowboy poet Blaine Nordvold was the Master of ceremonies. He read his poetry between times. Judges included Faye Longbrake, Monica Eisenbraun and Matthew Uses the Knife.  Students and community members participated; they hope to make this an annual event. Sherry Means was the Faculty who helped put this on for the students via Service Learning.  <><><>  There was a good turn out for Wilmer’s Hanwancipi, approx 200 people and they went on to play handgames and dance till 8:30 the next morning. He is planning to have a summer Hanwancipi.


Education (Art Fisher)___Change in dates:  E-Portfolio Building Teacher and Education Administration Candidates:  As you are aware the teacher preparation program has a requirement that you complete an electronic portfolio during your plan of study.  This requirement is for early childhood, elementary and secondary teacher candidates.  To assist you with meeting these requirements you are invited to a free seminar titled “Electronic Portfolio Building”.  This seminar

will be a four day event in April and May, 2009.   The first sessions will be held April 25th and 26th from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm at the Pejuta Haka College Center.  At this session we will cover the basics of the e-portfolio, ending the day with a work session.  The second day, April 26th beginning at 9:00 am and ending at 4:00 pm.  On the 26th we have selected educational leaders for a panel discussion dealing with teacher preparation issues as related to the e-portfolio.  We will end the day with the e-portfolio/program standards and selecting appropriate artifacts to be presented in your e-folio.  Session three will be held at Pejuta Haka College Center on May 9th, from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.  The agenda will include work stations where you will be scanning, creating digital photos, creating digital videos, and learn how to set your products as artifacts within your e-portfolio.  We will end the day previewing your e-portfolio and preparing for a Job Fair held on May 23rd.  At the Job Fair, you will showcase your e-portfolio to interested participants.  School administrators, principals and teachers               have been invited to the Job Fair.  This is a great way of showing off your e-portfolio as well as your skills as a professional teacher. Applications can be obtained at your district college centers or at Piya Wiconi Education Department office.  Applications must be sent to the Education Department no later than April 24th.  The first 40 applicants will receive a free USB Flash Drive.


Graduate Studies (Dawn Frank)___CAP/SCAP Prep Seminar:  Staff and Faculty of the Graduate Studies Department would like to announce the annual mandatoryCAP/SCAP Prep Seminar” scheduled for May 15, 2009 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm located at the Pejuta Haka college center in Kyle, SD. This meeting is required for those Master Candidates who have successfully completed or will complete the core and professional core courses of 30 credit hours in both Lakota Leadership and Management and Lakota Leadership and Management: Education Administration, by the end of spring 2009.  During this seminar the CAP/SCAP process will be discussed along with the following: 1) committee member requirements and responsibility 2) Student requirements and responsibilities 3) timelines for paper work submission 4) Institutional Review Board requirements.  This seminar is very important if you are planning to enroll in LAKM 596 Community action project or LMEA 796 School Community Action Project/Internship for the academic year of 2009-2010.  You must attend regardless of prior year’s attendance in similar Graduate Studies Seminar and past paperwork submission. We will not accept any outdated forms including committee member recommendations/form A or resumes from committee members. Failure to attend will result in waiting until the next scheduled seminar held in the spring of 2010. This would mean that you will not be able to register in LAKM 596 or LMEA 796 until the fall 2010.  For more information please contact Dawn, Sandy, or Craig at dfrank@olc.edu, swhiteshield@olc.edu, chowe@olc.edu.

Final Colloquium:   The Graduate Studies Department Staff would like to announce and welcome everyone to the final Colloquium scheduled for Saturday May 9, 2009 at the Pejuta Haka College Center, in Kyle, SD. 




CAP/SCAP title

Marilyn Circle Eagle

Lakota Language Loss

Myrna Young Bear

Challenges of Establishing a Community-Owned Business

Julie Lakota

Common Characteristics of a Traditional Quillwork Artist


Portfolio Seminar – Education Administration:  The Graduate Studies, Education Department and Service Learning have joined up to offer a seminar in Electronic Portfolio Building for Teachers & Education Administration Candidates. This seminar is scheduled for April 25, 26, May 9 & 16, 2009 at the Pejuta Haka College Center.  Building the Electronic Portfolio is a program requirement for Early Childhood, Elementary/Secondary Education majors and MA Education Administration candidates. By participating in these sessions you will understand and gain requisite knowledge and skills based around appropriate teacher or Education Administration standards. Completion of the electronic portfolio will provide you with the ability and means of professionally promoting yourself for employment opportunities in a contemporary electronic world. This training will lead to a job fair where potential employers will review the electronic portfolios. Further opportunities to present your electronic portfolio during the SDABBE and or LNI Education Conference, pending funding, will be provided to chosen candidates.  For more information please contact Sandy or Lucy at swhiteshield@olc.edu or lbullbear@olc.edu.


Saturday – April 25, 2009

Sunday – April 26, 2009

Saturday – May 9, 2009

Saturday – May 16, 2009

Session One

Session Two

Session Three

Job Fair



9:00 am   Wocekiye Woksape


9:10 am   Introductions 

Review conference Objectives


9:30 am   Standards Teacher Education &  Education Admin


12:00 pm Lunch provided by Service Learning


1:00 pm   Example of electronic Portfolio


2:00 pm   What portfolios can do For you.

4:00 pm   Conclude day 1 session            



9:00 am   Wocekiye Woksape


9:10 am    Current Adm. Panel

What do you look for in Teacher candidates?

What do you look for in Education Administration Candidates?


11:00 am Q & A Teachers & Education Admin Candidates.


12:00 pm  Lunch provided by SL


1:00 pm    Portfolio Evidence-What can I use?

Building  your portfolio Working session

Tech students to assist


4:00 pm   Conclude day 2 session     


9:00 am  Wocekiye  Woksape


9:10 am  Portfolio Evidence-Building  your  portfolio  Working session Tech students to assist


12:00 pm Lunch provided by SL


1:00 pm   Student presentation

                 Review and feed back


4:00 pm   Conclude day 3





9:00 am  Wocekiye Woksape


9:10 am  Job Fair Portfolios on display


12:00 pm Lunch provided by SL


1:00 pm  Job Fair Portfolios on display


 1st 40 will receive a free jump drive for the use on the E-portfolio building training.  **



Lakota Studies (Karen Lone Hill)___Lakota Language Immersion (three sessions).  Lak292, Special Topics in Lakota Studies: Lakota Language Immersion (2 cr. Hrs.)  -- 1st Session:  May 26-29, 8:00 a.m. to 12 noon, 12:30 – 4:00 p.m. @ Oglala College Center, Oglala. Faculty, Fedelia Cross.  2nd Session:  June 1-5, 9:00 a.m.12:00 noon, 1 – 4 p.m. @ Wounded Knee College Center, Manderson. Faculty: Charlie White Buffalo.  3rd Session:  June 8-12, 9:00 a.m. – 12 Noon, 1 – 4 p.m. @ Pahin Sinte College Center, Porcupine.  Faculty: Karen Lone Hill.  Each class will be limited to ten (10) students.  Students may substitute these hours for the Lakota language requirement.  This is tuition-free to tribal members. 


Humanities (Tony Fresquez)___News from Martin Red Bear.  The Sioux Museum will host an Oglala Lakota College Student Art Show in the spring 2010. Any present and past OLC students may submit at least two of any media.  The student can contact me via email, mredbear@olc.edu or call me at 605-341-9734.   The museum director Paulette Montileaux and myself will determine size etc. of the art pieces.  This is not a contest show but students may have their work for sale, or not.  I will be getting out more information as time goes on.  This announcement will be updated and posted at intervals next semester. 


KOLC TV (Tony Brave) Contact me with any ideas on videotaping for KOLC. tbrave@olc.edu.

  8:08am: Language Summit: Liz Alexis, Nakota Curriculum

  8:48am: AIHEC Winner: Stephanie Sorbel

  8:54am: Wojapi, The Series

  9:20pm: Kiyaksa Pow Wow 2009

12:10pm: LNI 09: St.Francis vs Frandreau

  1:26pm: LNI 09 Wrestling Championships

  2:31pm: Lang Summit: Liz Alexis, Nakota Curriculum

  3:11pm: AIHEC Winner: Stephanie Sorbel

  3:17pm: Wojapi, The series

  3:43pm: Kiyaksa 2009 Pow Wow

  6:33pm: LNI 09: St.Francis vs Frandreau

  7:48pm: LNI 09 Wrestling Championships

  8:53pm: Wojapi, The series

  9:21pm: Kiyaksa 2009 Pow Wow


OLC Calendar (May/June)

May 15            Regular Classes End

May 20            Faculty’s Last Day

May 18-22       Make-Up Period

May 22            Grades Due

May 25            Memorial Day (Offices Closed)

June 5              Last Day for Chairs

June 19-21       Graduation/Powwow

June 19            Last Day for Support Staff


8th Annual Reservation-wide Science Fair – The Best of the Best!  (Misty Brave)___ The 8th Annual Reservation wide science fair was held last week – we had over 75 projects made by 352 K-12 students from Little Wound, American Horse, Loneman, Oelrichs, Red Cloud, Pahin Sinte Owayawa and Pine Ridge. Wopila Tanka goes out to the following students, interns, staff, OLC faculty and Dr. Robb Winter from SDSM&T – Krystal Brave Eagle, Osceola Blue Horse, Tawa Ducheneaux, Robert Patton, Deig Sandoval, Michelle Salvatore, Aaron Dubray, Anthony Valella, Hannan LaGarry, Pat Lee { the chemist :-) }, Jason Tinant, Beau White and Dylan Brave. The students were all winners because they received certificates and ribbons for their hard work. What follows is a list of the Best of the Best – the schools had preliminary school science fairs and brought their top winners to compete at ours. Kindergarten through third grade will receive a pizza party. Fourth grade through twelfth grade will have their projects on exhibit at the Lakota Exploratorium held during LNI at the civic center in December.
Grade                   Teacher                                 Project                                                       Student                         School

Kindergarten         Bonnie Hopper                     Slippery Slopes & Sticking Surfaces      24 students (class)    Amer.Horse

1st                            Daniel Dennedy-Frank        Learning About Levers                           15 students (class)    Amer.Horse

2nd                           Donette Lone Hill Kpuotamoc (Krstallos)                                 5 students(class)     PahinSinte


3rd                            Ann Dolezal                          Clouds                                                          24 students(class)      Pine Ridge

4th                            Gretchen Lees                       Nothing to Sneeze At                                 Sidney Richards        RedCloud

                                                                                                                                                       Kallen Blacksmith

5th                            Linda Yellow Boy Triops                                                           James Oxendine        PineRidge

                                                                                                                                                       Ferris White Bull

6th                            SDSM&T-J. Sanovia           Future is Here                                              Andrew Johnson        PineRidge

7th                            Dagmar Fischer                    Dry Baby                                                      Leah StarComesOut  Loneman

8th                            Kate Altoff                            Fruit and Flower                                          Melissa Hernandez    LWS

                                                                                                                                                       Denisha Janis

                                                                                                                                                       Kelcie Old Horse

10th                          Louann Cope                        Growing Cultures                                Acey Morrison-Catches   Oelrichs

                                                                                                                                                     Misty Whary            

11th                          Sylvia Pendleton                  Disease Transmission                               Vincent Brewer          PineRidge

                                                                                                                                                       Kailyn Janis

12th                          Sylvia Pendleton                  pH Survey of White Clay Creek               Shontel Mousseau     Pine Ridge

                                                                                                                   Saadia Tasso


Job Announcement: Financial Aid Coordinator – Gates Millennium Scholarship Program.  The American Indian Graduate Center is a non-profit organization that administers scholarships and fellowships nationally to American Indian and Alaska Native students pursuing post secondary education. AIGC Scholars is one of four partner organizations administering the Gates Millennium Scholarship. AIGCS is seeking candidates for the position of Financial Aid Coordinator.  Responsibilities: The Financial Aid Coordinator will provide financial aid advisement, assist in the distribution of scholarship awards, prepare, collect, and process program documents. Duties also include, but are not limited to, tracking information and follow-up to complete financial aid requirements such as verification, reviewing files and performing needs analysis to determine eligibility, and package scholarship awards in accordance with program guidelines.  Other responsibilities include the resolution of academic and financial aid issues, advising current and prospective students of scholarship eligibility requirements and responsibilities, coordinating program activities, preparing reports and providing overall program support.   Requirements: Bachelors degree required, in related field with at least 5 years direct n noffice experience in financial aid, counseling, advisement, admissions, student services or related area in a college or university setting. Strong public speaking, written and verbal communication skills, customer service and records management skills. Interest in working with diverse populations, travel required. American Indian or Alaska Native preference.   Salary: $30,000 - $35,000.  Application: Mail, Fax or Email letter of interest, resume and references to:  Christa Moya, Director of Financial Aid & Student Services, American Indian Graduate Center Scholars, 4520 Montgomery Blvd. NE, Suite 1B, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87109, christa@aigcs.org, Fax (505) 884-8683, Position will remain open until filled.  AIGC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to multicultural diversity


South Dakota Indian Business Conference.  The South Dakota Indian Business Alliance will be hosting its second conference in Rapid City, South Dakota, on May 5 and 6, 2009 at the Ramkota Best Western Hotel and Conference Center.  The South Dakota Indian Business Conference (SDIBC) 2009 will build on the work begun at the 2007 SDIBC in support of private business development and entrepreneurship as a vital component of economically stable communities in tough economic times.  Throughout the two day conference, national and local experts, South Dakota tribal leaders, and business owners discuss Indian business success stories, challenges and how to overcome them, support systems, and policies needed to stimulate and sustain private business development and entrepreneurship on Indian reservations.  The conference will emphasize partnerships that make economic sense for everyone interested in development in Indian Country.  The Conference presents many unique opportunities for attendees, including the chance to hear directly from the South Dakota Tribal Chairpersons regarding accomplishments and plans supportive of private business development on each of their reservations. Finally, the Conference is packed with sessions designed to offer insight to the explosion of private business opportunities in Indian Country.  All attendees will be invited at the conclusion of the Conference to join the future efforts of the South Dakota Indian Business Alliance moving forward.  The Registration Fee is $100.00 on or before April 20th, 2009 and $125.00 after April 20th.  You can register online at www.SDIBC.net or contact Karlene Janis at (605) 455-2187 or kjanis@lakotaexpress.com for all registrations or registration inquiries.  You may also view the conference agenda online at this same website address.  If you are interested in having a booth at the Conference, Booth Registration is $150.00 and you must contact Kim Tilsen-Brave Heart for booth registration at (605) 791-0848 or kim@rci-usa.org.  To register for a room at the host hotel, please contact the Ramkota Best Western at (605) 343-8550.  For More Information:  Kim Tilsen-Brave Heart, (605) 791-0848, or Stacey LaCompte, (605) 223-9099.