Wicah’pi Cikala

(Little Star)


OLC Weekly Bulletin                                                                                     Sept. 6-10, 2010


President’s Office (Thomas Shortbull)___ September BOT Meetings:  Tuesday, Sept. 28 – Finance, 2:30 p.m. and Program Policy, 4:30 p.m., both at PRCC.  Wednesday, Sept. 29 – Personnel, 5:00 p.m., at Piya Wiconi.  Thursday, Sept. 30 – BOT Meeting, 5:00 p.m., at Piya Wiconi.


Pahin Sinte CC (Janice Richards)___ANNOUNCING....A Collaborative informational meeting with Pahin Sinte College Center of OLC and the Center for Restorative Justice on restorative justice practices with Mark Umbreit.  Mark Umbreit is the founding Director for the Center for Restorative Justice & Peacemaking, as well as the National Restorative Justice Training Institute, both at the University of Minnesota, School of Social Work (St. Paul Campus) where he is also a professor.  Date: Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010.  Time:  12:00 – 2:00pm.  Location:  Pahin Sinte College Center.  For more information call Janice @ 867-5404 or Joann Conroy at 348-3665. 


Nursing (Joan Nelson)___Anpetu Waste iyuha kin.  The first voice you will hear when calling the Nursing Department is a new voice.  Please join us in welcoming Mrs. Arlene Iron Cloud to the college.  Mrs. Iron Cloud title is Secretary/Receptionist to the nursing department.  Pilamaye ye, Deborah A. Tobacco, Asst. to the Director.


Pejuta Haka CC (Stepanie Sorbel)___Student Org Fair.  September 15 from 12:00-2:00 p.m.  One time event!  There is no excuse for not having something to do.  Explore the organizations available for you to join and see what looks fun and exciting.  Sports, Math & Science, Student Org, AIBL, Civic Engagement, Student Support Services, AIHEC.   <><><>   Introduction to Waldorf Education for Teachers & Aspiring Teachers.  In conjunction with the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWNSA) – a full credit course open to OLC students and the greater community.  Experience this extraordinary way to educate children. Freedom to Teach...Freedom to Learn: Experiential learning, child observation, and developmentally oriented education all characterize Waldorf Education.  There are 145 Waldorf Schools in North America; and over 1,000 world-wide.  Learn to teach with Heads Hands and Hearts together!  Choose morning or evening times to attend: Monday thru Friday 9 a.m. to 12 noon, August 30 to September 10, plus 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, September 4, or Monday through Friday 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., August 30 to September 10, plus 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, September 4.  To register contact your local college center – this is a special topics class and is not listed on the course schedule. Register t the college center.  For information call Patrice Maynard, 518-672-7878 or Isabel Stadnick at the Lakota Waldorf School, 605-455-2487.


Education (Thomas Raymond)___Lakota Woglaka Wounspe will be moving into their classroom area in the new building on the Piya Wiconi campus. School begins Tuesday, September 7, 2010. Enrollment will be limited to the first 20 students and we have six (6) to date. Tom Raymond is the Principal, Matilda Montileaux is the teacher, and Darlene Last Horse will be the teacher aid. Other personnel will soon be hired to fill needed positions.  The Education Department is working collaboratively with the following agencies:  Isna Wica Wounspe (Loneman School); Youth & Family Services in Rapid City; and Oahe Child Development Center in Pierre.  We are also beginning collaborative projects with several colleges and universities in the New England area. We also plan to offer courses in Waldorf Education in the very near future.


Woksape Tipi (LaVera Rose)___The library will be hosting an Open House from 1pm-3pm on September 17th in the Archives Research Room to showcase recent permanent exhibits that were completed.  Be sure to stop by and join us for cookies and something cool to drink!  <><><>  The library is now using the garage for our outreach program and we are parking our vehicle in the far right garage stall.  We have posted “no parking” signs on that door because our staff is having trouble getting in and out of the garage in the mornings and afternoons.  We may also need to post “no parking” signs on the middle door occasionally when we have large scale book deliveries.  Please be respectful and do not park in front of the garage doors when signs are posted.  Thank you for your cooperation!


Humanities (Tony Fresquez)___Announcement from Dr. Kiri Close.  Hi hanni waste, College Center directors & staff!  Will you and your counselors print this flier out and post it where ENG/COMM (Lit/Comm) students can easily see it? Feel free to advise them my way when needed.  Feel free to distribute the flier and information.  In any case, the HUMANITIES dept would like to soon meet with all ENG/COMM (Lit/Comm) students to discuss our Major, as well as this INTERNATIONAL STUDY ABROAD - ENGLAND 2011 and other opportunities. Toksa ake  wacinyan kin kte. 


 LONDON, etc: about JUNE 15 to JULY 3.  UNIV OF OXFORD: JULY 4 to JULY 31, 2011. 


1. Must be in overall good academic standing, good financial aid standing, and good behavioral standing with OLC.

2. Must pass a drug test (date/time/location TBD).

3. Must be an enrolled (or equivalent) member of a Native American Indigenous Tribe/Group.

4. Must have a GPA of 3.2 by the end of the SPRING 2011 semester.

5. Must be a Junior or Senior of OLC - ENGLISH & COMMUNICATIONS MAJOR (Humanities Dept) by MARCH 2011 (Spring Semester) with track to graduate from OLC as an ENGLISH & COMMUNICATIONS MAJOR.

6. Must submit as an email attachment to Kiri Close a 5 paragraph essay (MLA format/10 words per sentence/10 sentences per paragraph/Double Spaced/Edited/Revised/Times New Roman/Font Size 12 only) articulating why they should be chosen to attend, and how they will utilize what they will learn while studying abroad in England on and/or off the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.

7. Must be free from all community & family responsibilities for about 4 weeks+ during travel dates of: about JUNE 13 - JULY 31, 2011

8. Must sign an Honor Code stating abstinence from alcoholic beverages, illegal drugs, illegal use of prescription/non-prescription drugs, etc. while participating on this trip (To Be Further specified).

9. Must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. National.

10. Must have or obtain a U.S. Passport (Kiri Close will help students process passports & all visas).

11. Must have the ability to apply online for the Benjamin A. Gilman International Study Abroad scholarship by OCTOBER 1, 2010.

12. Once picked, must attend ALL PREPARATION INFO SESSIONS & MEETINGS without fail.

13. Must not be a convicted felon, or subpoenaed for court dates, etc. within the AY 2010-2011 (including summer 2011).

14. Must be a full-time Undergraduate OLC student during AY 2010-2011 (for Fall 2010 & Spring 2011) in good academic, good behavioral, & good financial aid standing.



Student Support Services (Milton Fineran)___ The SSS program is Raffling an IPOD 5th Generation Nano, (8 GIG) features include:  Built- In Video Camera; Can store 2000 songs or 7,000 Digital photos; Stores 8 hours of Video; Color Display; FM Radio; Built-in Pedometer; Built –In Mic.  Tickets are: $1.00 each, or 6 or $5.00.   Drawing will take place October 8, 2010 at the HeSapa Powwow in Rapid City.   See Milton, Thalia (PRCC), Monica (PSCC), Jerilyn (PHCC) or Jackie (HSCC)


KOLC TV (Tony Brave)___Please contact me with any ideas on videotaping for KOLC, tbrave@olc.edu.   New schedule:

 8:08am: Pine Ridge Chamber

  8:48am: Lang. Summit Elders Panel

  9:47am: LNI Handgames Championship

10:24am: OLC 2010 Graduation Ceremony

11:54pm: Language Summit, Wilmer Mesteth

   1:36pm: Cancer Survivors Panel

   2:35pm: Korean Veterans Ceremony

   3:17pm: Language Summit, Wilmer Mesteth

   4:57pm: Language Summit Elders Panel

   5:57pm: Pine Ridge Area Chamber

   6:36pm: Cancer Survivors Panel

   7:35pm: LNI Handgames Championship

   8:13am: OLC 2010 Graduation Ceremony

   9:43pm: Language Summit Elders Panel

10:43pm:  Korean Veterans Ceremony


Fall 2010 Calendar (Sept./Oct./Nov.)

Last Week to Drop 100%                                            Sept. 6-10

Native American Day (Office Closed, No Classes.)      Oct. 11

Departmental Advising                                      Oct. 18-Nov. 19

Veteran’s Day Holiday                                                 Nov. 11

    (Office Closed, Classes Meet)

Thanksgiving Day Holiday (Office Closed)                    Nov. 25, 26




Job Opening – Pine Ridge Hospital.  Information Technology position.  Contact: Jessica Graham, [mailto:Jessica.Graham@ihs.gov].  A Bachelors degree is required. If you know of anybody who may be interested in applying, please forward this information to them. To view the vacancy announcement, please visit http://www.ihs.gov/JobsCareerDevelop/CareerCenter/Vacancy/act_search.cfm?area=Aberdeen or http://jobview.usajobs.gov/GetJob.aspx?JobID=90364988&JobTitle=IT.SpecialistGS-2210-5%2f7[PR2019X][MPP%2fESEP]&q=itspecialist&where=pineridgesd&brd=3876&vw=b&FedEmp=Y&FedPub=Y&x=0&y=0&AVSDM=2010-08-2712%3a48%3a00.  Jessica Graham, IT Specialist, Pine Ridge Hospital, East Highway 18, Pine Ridge, SD 57770, (605) 867-3275.


First Peoples Fund.  Cultural Capital Program – Call for Applications. The 2011 Cultural Capital Program provides tradition bearers of tribal communities the opportunity to further their important cultural work. The program is designed to support previous year Community Spirit Award recipients allowing them to commit more time in teaching and sharing their ancestral knowledge and practices with others who want to learn.  The grant program will aid artists in develop local networks for leveraging other resources and will provide technical assistance and capacity building support as needed by the master artist/teacher.  First Peoples Fund is interested in Cultural Capital projects that will Impact the next generation through reciprocity and community spirit. Examples of this are:  Passing on knowledge - as mentors and leaders; documentation for the next seven generations to access this knowledge; Artists as Cultural Resource. Eligibility Requirements:  <> Artist applicant must be a past FPF Community Spirit Award recipient, a Community Spirit Award nominee finalist, or member of a Northern Great Plains tribe located in South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Nebraska, Lower and Upper Dakota of Minnesota, a tribe from the Plateau region of Idaho, Eastern Oregon and Eastern Washington, or a tribe from the Great Lake Region of Minnesota, Michigan or Wisconsin. Affiliated Canadian First Nations artist applicants are eligible, (tribes that culturally cross borders between US and Canada).  <> Applicants may also be invited by FPF or nominated by a Community Spirit Award recipient.  Grant amount: $5,000.  Application deadline: September 30, 2010 (postmark deadline).  For more information please visit our website at www.firstpeoplesfund.org.  Phone: (605)348-0324.  Email at miranne@firstpeoplesfund.org.


First Peoples Fund.  Artist in Business Leadership Program – Call for Applications.  The 2011 Artist in Business Leadership Program is an independent business arts fellowship program that features a working capital grant of up to $5,000 to be used to support a one year marketing plan/strategy or business goal as defined by the artist applicant.  Artists will receive technical assistance, a professional network of peers, as well as travel funds to participate in FPF's individualized professional development workshops. The fellowship also provides a focus on new works to stimulate creativity and a renewal of energy in Native art expression.  Eligibility Requirements:  Artist applicants must be in mid career (5+ years) in their experience in marketing their art at Indian art markets, galleries, and have wholesale experience <> Artists will have chosen art as a means to obtain economic self-sufficiency for their family and to establish themselves as independent, credible artists with viable community based businesses, <> Be a member of a Northern Great Plains tribe located in South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Western Dakota of Minnesota, Nebraska, the Eastern Plateau region of Idaho, Oregon and Washington, a tribe from the Great Lakes Region of Minnesota, Michigan, or Wisconsin, a tribe belonging to the U.S. Eastern Seaboard states, or an Alaskan tribe. Affiliated Canadian First Nations artist applicants are eligible. <> Must demonstrate a strong vision and articulated plan for implementing effective market strategies over the one-year fellowship period and will effectively use this opportunity to explore New Works and demonstrate marketing initiative effectively.  Grant amount: $5,000.  Application deadline: September 30, 2010 (postmark deadline).  Click HERE for an application.  For more information please visit our website at www.firstpeoplesfund.org.  Phone: (605)348-0324.  Email at miranne@firstpeoplesfund.org.  First Peoples Fund | PO Box 2977 | Rapid City | SD | 57709-2977