Wicah’pi Cikala

(Little Star)


OLC Weekly Bulletin                                                                                       August 17-21, 2009


Congratulations Michelle May!


President’s Office (Thomas Short bull)___BOT Meetings.  August 24th – Finance @ 3:30 p.m. and Program Policy @ 4:30 p.m. at PRCC.  August 25th  – Personnel @ 5:00 p.m. at Piya Wiconi.  August 27th – BOT @ 5:00 p.m. at Piya Wiconi.  <><><>  Congratulations Michelle for receiving the scholarship from the Spectrum Scholarship Program.  Michelle is presently taking online classes with the University of North Texas College.  She will be receiving a combined assistance package of $7,500 to further her degree in Library Science. 


Support Services (Lenora Hudson)___Welcome to the new Pejuta Haka College Center director Stephanie Sorbel!   Stephanie is a recent graduate of Oglala Lakota College and received her bachelor of science in business administration in June 2009.  In addition to being an outstanding student, Stephanie is also an outstanding artist who won first place, best of show, and people’s choice awards for a quilled buffalo skull at the 2009 AIHEC conference.   


Activities (Theresa Lone Hill)___Wazi Paha Festival: Bring Your Best for Show & Tell.  August 22, 2009.  A festival celebrating traditional and contemporary Lakota lifeways.  One day traditional powwow.   Intertribal/Social Dancing.  Competitions:  Indigenous Games, Archery, Cookoff (wojapi, fried bread, soup), crafts (quilts, bead & quill work), produce.  Special Contests: Rabbit Dance, Boy’s/Men’s Fancy Shawl, Women’s Chicken.  Concessions and Vendor space free.  Evening meal at 5:00 p.m.  For more information call Theresa Lone Hill @ 455-6085, Leslie Rae Henry @ 455-6084 or Julia Goings @ 455-6121. 


Math & Science (Jason Tinant)___News from Misty.   The AISES Chapter will have a car wash on Friday Aug 21 from 9-12 @ the math and science bldg. $5 per car; $7 for a van or truck. $5.00 to clean the inside (windows, dash and vacuum). We’ll move the car wash to Pejuta Haka (Kyle) and be there from 1-4.   <><><>   News from Tawa Ducheneaux.  Greetings!  Oglala Lakota College’s Math & Science department has facilitated three summer programs benefitting the Pine Ridge reservation K-12 schools. The 4th annual NSF STEEP Summer Science Teacher Institute hosted trainers for 45  reservation school teachers. The three-week training included NASA curriculum, science fair development activities, and a new collaboration with Little Shop of Physics from Colorado State University who provided curriculum on climate, atmosphere, and physics. Teachers took home valuable resources and tools to take into their classrooms for the upcoming school year.  <><><>  OLC’s Lakota Native Science Field Center program, funded by the Bush-Hopa foundation hosted its 3rd annual Native Science Field Center Summer Program. Over twenty junior high school students are exploring the local flora and fauna with cultural experts, OLC faculty, and interns with Elvin Returns From Scout, NSFC director.  The students’ experiences will culminate in a trip to Yellowstone National Park to meet with fellow participants from Wind River reservation and Blackfeet reservation during this six-week program.   <><><>   OLC’s NASA-SEMAA Program is the only tribal college participant among 14 sites in the United States. The program’s mission is to serve K-12 students who are underrepresented in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). This year, OLC held its first annual summer program for 5-12 grades. Students worked in the Aeronautics Education Laboratory, learned about principles of flight, aeronautic design and engineering basics, and developed the most efficient aircraft design factoring in GPS, weather, and fuel requirements to simulate an actual flight over the Black Hills. Students also explored Mars in their backyard with activities in the Badlands and participated in a stargazing night with presenters on basic astronomy and Lakota star knowledge.  If you’d like more info on these programs, please contact Tawa Ducheneaux @ tducheneaux@olc.edu or 605-455-6003. Thanks! 


Applied Science (Marilyn Kockrow)___The Applied Science Department wants to welcome everyone back and the new employees to OLC.  On behalf of the instructors, Faith, and myself, we wish to welcome the returning students and the new students to our classes and to be a part of the Economic Development on this Reservation through receiving your education.  Our students will become the leaders and role models for those who come after them.  We are extremely proud of the hard work that our students have done on the beautiful houses and all the other projects and achievements they have had.  Students are the focus and purpose of this College.  Thank you for letting us be a part of your lives.  Good Luck with your fall classes, and call or E-mail if there is anything that we can do to make your learning experience more meaningful.  <><><>  We have added an entry level TV Production Course to the schedule at HeSapa.  The instructor now has a portable lab to use for classes at other Centers.  I wish her much success with it in hopes of building a cohort of students.  <><><>  Have a great semester everyone!


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. 


EAP/Athletics (Mary Tobacco)___2009-2010 Athletics Schedule:  Cross Country: Practice begins Aug. 19 @ 4:00 p.m. at Red Cloud School.  Golf: Practice begins Aug. 31 @ 5:00 p.m. at Gordon Country Club.  Women’s Volleyball: Practice begins Oct. 5 @ 8:00 p.m. at Kyle or Porcupine School.  Basketball: Practice begins Oct. 19 @ 8:00 p.m. at Kyle or Porcupine School.  Archery: Practice begins Jan. 8 @ 1:00 p.m. at Piya Wiconi.  Coming Soon: Bravehearts Sports Calendar!  For more information visit the athletics home page at www.olc.edu, email mtobacco@olc.edu or call 605-455-6000. 

BRAVEHEARTS  Bike Tour, Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.  September 5-6, 2009.  $150 registration fee.  The rich history and customs will be shared by Lakota people at historic areas along the route.  130 miles over two days.  $120 of the registration fee is considered tax-deductible donation and provides riders with a shirt, water bottle, refreshments, and a meal. Registration benefits OLC Athletics.

Itinerary:  Sept. 4 – Registration & Reception, Prairie Winds 5-9 p.m.  Sept. 5 – Depart, Bike 75 miles, 6:45 a.m.  Prairie Winds—Red Cloud (21 mi.), Red Cloud—Wounded Knee (21 mi.), Wounded Knee—Porcupine (12 mi.),  Porcupine—Piya Wiconi (12 mi.).  Sept. 6 – Depart, Bike 55 miles, 6: 45 a.m.  Piya Wiconi—Rockyford Badlands (17 mi.), Shuttle through Cuny Table.  Red Shirt Badlands—Oglala (27 mi.), Oglala—Prairie Winds (11 mi.). 

Lodging:  Sept. 4 – Prairie Winds, 1-800-705-WIND or (605) 867-6300.  Sept. 5 – Lakota Prairie (605) 455-2555 or Tipi 605-455-6026.

Meals: Provided at reception and the evening meal on Sept. 5.  Events:  Tour Red Cloud Indian School’s Heritage Center, Visit Wounded Knee, Stop at Porcupine Labor Day Wacipi, Stop at Rockyford Ranger Station & Hike the Badlands. 

Organizers: Oglala Lakota College, Jim Books of Dakota Bike Tours, Red Cloud Indian School and Frank & Juliana Byrd.  Contact: Mary Tobacco, (605) 455-6026, Fax 605-455-2787, email mtobacco@olc.edu.  Web http://www.olc.edu/local_link/athletics/  Hoka Hey Bravehearts!


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

8:16am      7th Generations Funds

9:16am      Leon Hale book presentation

10:13am     OLC Graduation Friday Powwow

11:04am     Oglala Nation Youth Rodeo

12:53pm     Mud Bog Racing June 2009

2:09pm      7th Generation Funds

3:16pm      Leon Hale book presentation

4:14pm      OLC Graduation Friday Powwow

5:12pm      Oglala Nation Youth Rodeo

7:01pm      Mud Bog Racing June 2009

8:16pm      OLC Graduation Friday Powwow

9:08pm      Oglala Nation Youth Rodeo

10:57pm     Mud Bog Racing June 2009


Book Distribution Schedule for Fall 2009 (Myreen Iron Cloud):

            Tuesday, August 18                   Eagle Nest @ Wanblee             9:30-2:00

                                                            Lacreek @ Martin                     9:30-2:00

            Wednesday, August 19              Porcupine                                 9:00-11:00

                                                            Wounded Knee @ Manderson   12:30-3:30

                                                            Pass Creek @ Allen                  9:00-11:00

                                                            Batesland                                  12:00-3:00

            Thursday, August 20                  Pine Ridge                                9:30-4:00

            Friday, August 21                      Pine Ridge                                9:30-3:00

                                                            Oglala                                       9:30-1:00

            Sunday, August 23                     Cheyenne River                                    3:00-6:00

            Monday, August 24                   Cheyenne River                                    9:00-3:00

If you have any questions please contact the bookstore at 455-6075.  Thank you.


2009/ All Staff Meetings:  August 7, September 4, October 2, November 6 & December 4.

PWO Meetings:  September 11, October 16, November 13, December 11. 



Fall 2009 Calendar (August/September)

Course Cancellation Meeting                              August 18

Add or Drop                                                     August 17-28

Graduate Studies Orientation                              August 19 (PW), 20 (EB), 21 (RC)

Classes Begin                                                             August 24

Sunday Classes Begin                                        August 30

Last Week to Drop 100%                                  August 31-Sept. 4

Labor Day (Office closed, classes meet)                        September 7



OST Partnership for Housing.  Homebuyer education classes.  Fall 2009 schedule for Porcupine District:  August 22-23 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  September 26-27, 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and October 17-18, 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  These classes will be held at the Pahin Sinte College Center @ Porcupine.   Schedule for White Clay District-Oglala:  September 5-6, 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. October 3-4, 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  October 31-November 1, 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Oglala College Center @ Oglala.  Must be 18 years and older to attend!  Please contact Rosemarie Dillingham for more information @ 867-1555. 


American Indian Report.  Check out this website for some interesting info.  Reports on Bills in Congress and the latest action on each. The is a website of a Falmouth Institution Publication – the American Indian Report.  http://www.americanindianreport.com/congress/chart2.php





I have been honored –

gifted with a star quilt.

Although I wonder

if I deserve it,

I do display it in my home.

I show it to my friends

in such a way

that each who enters

must stop and say,

“Wow! Look at that!”

Then I modestly explain,

“Oh, that’s my star quilt,

and honor gift from OLC.”


Poem from Leon Knight, OLC Donor who received an OLC star quilt at the 2009 graduation.