Wicah’pi Cikala

(Little Star)


OLC Weekly Bulletin                                                                                                Oct. 12-16, 2009


President’s Office (Thomas Shortbull___The following is the October BOT schedule: Finance Thursday, Oct. 15 @ 3:00 and Program Policy, @ 4:30 at PRCC – Personnel Monday, Oct. 19 @ 5:00 at Piya Wiconi.  BOT meeting Tuesday, Oct. 20 @ 5:00 at Piya Wiconi.


Business Office (Chris Noordsy)___Updated GSA info from Mia!  Please note the new per diem rates.  http://www.gsa.gov/Portal/gsa/ep/contentView.do?contentId=17943&contentType=


Student Support Services (Milton Fineran)___A RAFFLE!  The SSS program is raffling a brand new HP Net-Book with the windows operating system. Watch for posters later this week. Raffle tickets are $1.00 or 6 for $5.00. Tickets can be purchased from any of the SSS staff or the following Peer Mentors: HSCC: Rhonda Kilhega, PHCC: Cassie One Horn, EWCC: Alicia Running Eagle, PSCC Al Wounded Head, WKCC: Arlene Jumping Eagle, PRCC: Jackie Mousseaux, OCC: Melissa Martin. This fundraising effort will go towards our Annual Awards Luncheon. (Location to be determined).  We appreciate everyone who supports our program and our students.


Support Services (Lenora Hudson)___The Kyle PHN will be here on Friday, October 16, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon in the round room to give H1N1 flu shots.  Prevent the flu – get a shot!  Remember to wash your hands frequently, cover your nose and mouth when you sneeze or cough, and to stay home if you’re sick!  Use Clorox Disinfecting Wipes to wipe down areas that are touched often. 


Math & Science (Tinant/LaGarry)___Dark Site of the Moon.  OLC NASA SEMAA Stargazing Nite.  Saturday, October 24th.  Piya Wiconi Powwow Grounds, 7-10 p.m.  Dress warm and bring a lawn chair.  OLC AISES chapter fundraising concession.  Guest speakers.  For more info call 455-6094. 


Humanities & Soc. Sciences (Tony Fresquez)___Announcement from Gary Jones.  There will be an orientation meeting for all those students interested in participating in the AIHEC Speech Competition in Phoenix, Arizona this school year. The meeting will be held at the Pejuta Haka College Center Friday, October 30th, at 10 AM.  <><><>   Reminder 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)___ DWU 5TH ANNUAL PALACE CITY CLASSIC RESULTS Team First:  Minot State University.  Team Second:  Dakota Wesleyan University.  Individual:            Jordan Kelly, Minot State, 146; Nick Gates, DWU, 146; Kelly was the playoff winner.   OLC: Josh

Mousseaux – Round 1:  48-52  Round 2:  86; Davis Weston – Round 1:  64-59, Round 2:  110.

Sinte Gleska Golf Results, September 25, 2009.  MEN: Cory Jensen, SGU—66; Josh Mousseaux, OLC—87;  Brian Bordeaux, SGU—92; Rob Whipple, SGU—98; Paul Plume, OLC—102; Mike Arroyo, SGU—103; Shane Montgomery, OLC—113; Darvis Weston, OLC—114; Chris Cuny, OLC—119; Dane Black Crow, OLC—145.  WOMEN:  Lynn Means, SGU—99;  Johanna Bordeaux, SGU—103; Jackie White, OLC—113; Sharon Weston, OLC—142.  Top Women:  Lynn Means, SGU and Johanna Bordeaux, SGU.  Top Men: Cory Jensen, SGU and Josh Mousseaux, OLC.    <><><>   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.  Hokahey BRAVEHEARTS!


Applied Science (Marilyn Kockrow)___ The Applied Science Department has purchased and installed a AED (Automated External Defibrillator), which is a Heart Start Onsite Defilbrillator.   It is located in the front hallway of the Applied Science Building for use by every employee who is qualified to use it.  The Trades Students who have completed the Occupational Safety Course and have received their CPR Cards know how to use it.  The Trades Instructors know how to use it, also.   It does have audio directions if no one is available who has been trained.  The Applied Science Department will not be responsible for improper use.  Hopefully, we will never need it, but in case of an emergency, it is ready for use.  There is an alarm connected, which will sound when the door of the case is opened to prevent theft, because it is a very expensive unit.  Always call the appropriate emergency units as well, don’t think this is the complete answer, but in an emergency, this may save someone’s life.   <><><>  Oglala Lakota College Construction Project for Sale!  OLC is offering a new constructed home for sale built by OLC construction students.  Purchase of this home will go to the first tribal member who brings in a certified check or money order in the amount of $65,000 payable to Oglala Lakota College, c/o Chris Noordsy, VP of Business at Piya Wiconi or who sends by certified mail to OLC attention of Chris Noordsy, VP of Business, PO Box 490, Kyle, SD 57752.  The first payment received from a tribal member will own the house.  OLC Staff: For more information and to see a photo of the house check your email or check the bulletin board at your local college center.  Inspection of the house can be made by appointment by calling 455-6080 or 455-6076.


Learning Resource Ctr (Michelle May)___Announcement from Lorelle Atene-Knight, LRC Outreach Tech.  Library Services Schedule:  Tuesday Oct. 6, Porcupine-Pahin Sinte CC, 10:00-12:00 and Manderson-Wounded Knee CC, 1:00-  2:30.  Wednesday Oct. 7, Rapid City - He Sapa CC, 11:00-2:30.  Thursday Oct. 8, Pine Ridge Nursing CC, 10:00-12:00 and Batesland CC, 1:00- 2:30.  Tuesday Oct. 13, Wanblee-Eagles Nest CC, 10:00- 12:00 and Martin- La Creek CC, 1:00 - 2:30.  Wednesday Oct. 14, Kyle- Pejuta Haka CC, 10:30-12:00 and Allen-Pass Creek CC, 1:00-  2:30.  Thursday Oct. 15, Pine Ridge CC, 10:30-12:00 and Oglala-White Clay CC, 1:00-  2:30.


KOLC TV (Tony Brave) Contact me with any ideas on videotaping for KOLC @ tbrave@olc.edu. Here is the updated schedule for KOLC-TV.

 5:00am:   Math 103, Week 6
  8:00am:   Welcome and prayer
  8:08am:   Treaty Council Meeting
  9:35am:   Math 103, week 6
12:26pm:   Football: Pine Ridge vs Bennett Co.
  2:09pm:   WWII Native Lady Pilot Millie Rexroat
  3:09pm:   Porcupine Fair Pow Wow, Saturday
  5:00pm:   Math 103, Week 6
  7:55pm:   Football: Pine Ride vs Bennett Co.
  9:39pm:   WWII Native Lady Pilot Millie Rexroat
10:40pm:   Porcupine Fair Pow Wow, Saturday
12:28am:   Treaty Council Meeting
  2:00am:   Math 103, Week


2009/ All Staff Meetings:  November 6 & December 4.

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


HULA, ETC!  ALOHA!  JOIN US THIS FALL 2009 SEMESTER for FREE and fun Hawaiian Hula dance lessons (along with other Native Polynesian dances), some hip hop, lyrical jazz, yoga, pilates, etc. (hence the name, HULA, ETC).  Learn a different dance culture every time we meet, or request the same dance for the following session (by class consent)!  Held at 5:00 pm on ALLSTAFF days for FALL 2009 semester.  Please wear light & stretchy work-out clothes (if you have), bring a bottle of water & a small towel.  Meet at OLC Math & Science Bldg at Piya Wiconi.  No previous experience necessary – dance instruction for all levels.  Contact:  Kiri Close or Tawa Ducheneaux for more details:  Kiri – Kclose@olc.edu.  Tawa – tduchenaux@olc.edu. 



Updated Info on Influenza from OLC’s Nursing Program: H1N1(A) Influenza – South Dakota Department of Health Weekly Backgrounder, Friday, October 9, 2009 – as of  10 a.m. (Central).  Provided every Friday to update partners about H1N1 flu preparedness and prevention and archived at http://doh.sd.gov/H1N1/. (New information noted in red.)

General Information

·          H1N1(A) continues to present as moderate illness

·          Pregnant women, young children, those with chronic health conditions most at risk; elderly less affected, may have immunity due to previous exposure to similar viruses

·          CDC H1N1 website – http://www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/

SD Case Information (updated every Friday at http://doh.sd.gov/H1N1/surveillance.aspx)

·          For the week ending Oct. 3, SD’s flu activity increased to “widespread”:128 new H1N1 cases, 4 hospitalizations, 2 deaths (1 death occurred between 4 Oct 09 – 9 Oct 09) (cumulative since 9/1: 333 cases, 29 hospitalizations, 1 deaths) (40 counties)

·          4% of school children absent due to illness (244 schools reporting data, 81,098 total students)

·          73% of confirmed cases & 49% of hospitalizations are younger than 19

·          Nationally, as of Oct 6, 27 states reported widespread influenza activity and influenza-like illness (visits to doctors) were above baseline for 7th consecutive week. This level of activity is very unusual for October.

New Guidance & Resources from the Centers for Disease Control

·          H1N1 Vaccine Information Statements: Inactivated Vaccine | Live, Intranasal Vaccine

·          Questions and Answers about 2009 H1N1 Influenza Vaccine and Seniors

·          Seasonal and 2009 H1N1 Flu: A Guide for Parents

·          H1N1 Influenza Vaccine Q & A (Should I get H1N1 vaccine if I’ve had flu-like illness since spring?)

·          H1N1 & Pregnant Women: Information for Healthcare Providers | Q & A for Patients (Why should pregnant women receive H1N1 vaccine?)

Vaccine Information

*   SD received first doses (5,000 FluMist) Oct 5 & shipped out to hospitals to start vaccinating health care workers with direct patient contact. This week ordered second allocation of vaccine, 4,500 doses of nasal mist and 5,300 doses of injectable

·          CDC expects almost 6 million doses of H1N1 vaccine to be allocated & available for order this week, an increase of 2.3 million over original forecast.  

·          Dept. will continue to order every allocation of H1N1 vaccine made available to SD; expect to receive more doses each week.

·          Goal – distribute vaccine as soon as it comes in to start protecting people as soon as possible. First few weeks will be bumpy but situation will get easier as vaccine amounts increase. Significant amounts of vaccine expected by end of month – be patient.

·          Initial doses targeted to groups at highest risk for H1N1:

First Tier (Oct – Nov)

·          Pregnant women

·          People who live with or care for
infants younger than 6 mos

·          Kids 6 mos to 4 years

·          Kids 5-18 years with chronic
health conditions

·          Health care and emergency medical services workers

Second Tier (Nov-Dec)

·          Kids 5-18

·          Adults 15-64 with chronic health conditions

·          Young adults 19-24

·          As more vaccine available, it will be administered beyond priority groups

·          Federal gov’t will purchase vaccine, supplies to administer it and distribute to states

·          Vaccination is voluntary

·          Vaccine is free but some providers may charge an administration fee

·          Seasonal flu vaccine should be given as soon as available to appropriate target groups; SD reported 525 hospitalizations for seasonal flu last year and 4 deaths


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. 


Tusweca Tiospaye 2nd Annual Lakota*Dakota*Nakota Language Summit.  Uniting the Seven Council Fires to Save the Language.  November 12-14, 2009 at the Ramkota Hotel Convention Center in Rapid City, South Dakota.  Language Summit Powwow.  Oceti Sakowin Wacipi, Friday, November 13th, 2009.  Grand Entry @ 6pm, Rushmore Room, Ramkota Hotel and Convention Center.  Eyapaha-Chris Eagle Hawk.  Arena Director-Tom Vocu.  For more information on registration, vendor registration or support...call Mike @ 605-867-6193 or 605-454-7815 (cell). Mike@tuswecatiospaye.org.  www.tuswecatiospaye.org.  Participant Registration Form can be found on the website.   Pre-Registration closes on November 1, 2009.  To receive pre-registration discount, registration and fee must be received by that date.  Registration fee does not include lodging. 



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