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OLC Weekly Bulletin                                                                                       June 15-19, 2009


President’s Office (Thomas Shortbull)___This is an exciting week for all of us at Oglala Lakota College with everyone preparing for graduation day.  Thank you to all the staff for assisting the 132 graduating students in so many ways to reach their goal of receiving their diploma or certificate.  Thank you to the staff who helped the students reach their goal of receiving a high school diploma through the GED program so that they too can now look forward to becoming an OLC graduate.    Congratulations to the carpentry students for the completion of the three bedroom house and thank you to students and staff for a job well done. 


Lakota Studies (Karen Lone Hill)___Announcement from Marcell Bull Bear.  We have scheduled planning meeting at Woksapi Tipi on June 17 at 1:00 pm, to set up the Student History Conference/ Summer 2010.  We are open to ideas/suggestions.  Please email your ideas or suggestions to myself (mabullbear@olc.edu) or Lavera Rose (lrose@olc.edu.


Applied Science (Marilyn Kockrow)___OPEN HOUSE!  Open house for the Construction Project on June 18, 2009 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the Piya Wiconi Construction Yard.


Pejuta Haka (Lenora Hudson)___OPEN HOUSE!  Open house for the new dorm at the Pejuta Haka College Center in Kyle is set for Friday, June 19, 2009, from 10 AM until 3 PM.  Maracell Bull Bear will offer a blessing and dedicate the new dorm at 10:00 a.m. Four units will be open for viewing and lunch will be served in the PHCC lounge area from 11:30 to 1:30


Activities (Theresa Lone Hill)___You still have time to support the graduation wacipi by sponsoring a dance category.  The activities committee is reminding and asking for donations to sponsor the 2009 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 Mia Albers @ 455-6016.  Wopila to those who have already signed up for a sponsorship. 


Business Office (Chris Noordsy)___Due dates for the spring performance bonus and smoke free bonus:  Please DO NOT submit PRIOR to these deadlines.  The paperwork must be submitted ON the deadline date.  Faculty – May 15, 2009;  Department Chairs – May 29, 2009;  24 PP Employees – June 12, 2009;  26 PP Employees – July 10, 2009.  Should you have any questions, please call or email me.  Thank you, Holly Provost, Payroll Manager, 605-455-6008



Athletics (Mary Tobacco)___ Summer Basketball:

Fundamental Camps            Cost:  $25.00 per player

June 23-24        4th-6th Grades    Porcupine School Gym           

June 24-25        7th-8th Grades    Porcupine School Gym           

July 21-22         4th-6th Grades    Little Wound School Gym       

July 22-23         7th-8th Grades    Little Wound School Gym

Warwick Workouts                 Porcupine School Gym       Cost:  $65.00 for 7th-9th Grades, $100.00 for high school and college

July 19              College/HS Women        1:00pm-4:00pm         Women

                        College/HS Men             4:30pm-7:30pm         Men

July 28              7th-9th Grades               11:00am-2:00pm       Girls

                                                                        2:30pm:30pm            Boys

July 29              College/HS Men             1:00pm:4:00pm         Men

                        College/HS Women        4:30pm-7:30pm         Women

 SUMMER HOOPS High School League    Porcupine School Gym       Cost:  $200.00 per team

June 23    HS Girls & College Women     5:00pm         

June 25    HS Boys & College Men          5:00pm

(College league is reserved for players currently in college or planning to attend in the fall.)

HS TEAM Camp    Porcupine School Gym        Cost  $250.00

July 17-18     HS Girls    July 25-26         HS Boys 

Registration forms are available at:  



http://www.olc.edu/local_links/athletics/docs/index.php?dir=&file=GirlsTeamCampRegistration09.doc.   http://www.olc.edu/local_links/athletics/docs/index.php?dir=&file=LWYouthCampRegistration09.doc




Presented by Porcupine School, Little Wound School, Century 21, All Seasons, KILI Radio, OLC Service Learning, and Oglala Lakota College BRAVEHEARTS Basketball.

 Contact information is provided on each registration form.


Humanities (Tony Fresquez)___News from Martin Red Bear.  The Sioux Museum will host an Oglala Lakota College Student Art Show in the spring of 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.

8:07am: Language Summit, Faith Two Eagle

9:00am: OLC Headstart Immersion Graduation

10:10am: South Unit Presentation

12:10pm: Kiyaksa Pow Wow 2009 Part 2

2:40pm: LNI 08 Hill City vs Crazy Horse Boys

3:53pm: Language Summit, Faith Two Eagle

4:46pm: OLC Headstart Immersion Graduation

5:56pm: South Unit Presentation

7:55pm: Kiyaksa Pow Wow 2009 Part 2

10:26pm: LNI 08 Hill City vs Crazy Horse Boys


OLC Calendar (June)

June 18            GED Graduation/Dinner

June 19            Baccalaureate Dinner

June 19-21       Graduation/Powwow

June 21           GRADUATION DAY

June 19            Last Day for Support Staff



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