Wicah’pi Cikala

(Little Star)


OLC Weekly Bulletin                                                                                     Sept. 27-Oct. 1, 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.  <><><>  There will be a short All Staff meeting on Friday, October 1st at 10:00 a.m. in the Piya Wiconi Conference Room. The Committee meetings will commence after the all staff meeting.  In order to provide a meal for everyone (150-160 staff) you all need to bring some kind of dish as follows:  President’s Office (includes All District Employees and All that report to the President): Meat Dishes and Breads.  Instructional Division: (includes Faculty and Support Staff):  Side Dishes/Salads/Desserts.  Business Office – Development Office – Bookstore and Library/Archives:  Side Dishes and Drinks.   If you have any questions please contact my office. 


Board of Trustees/Local Board Elections___OLC will hold BOT and Local Board elections in conjunction with the Oglala Sioux Tribe General Election on Nov. 2, 2010.  There are five BOT positions open in the following districts: Eagle Nest, Oglala, Pass Creek, Pine Ridge and Wounded Knee.  There are 16 Local Board positions open in the following districts: Eagle Nest (1), East Wakpamni (2), Lacreek (3), Oglala (1), Pahin Sinte (2), Pass Creek (1), Pejuta Haka (2), Pine Ridge (2), and Wounded Knee (2).  Any registered eligible OST member who meets their district residency requirements may run for a position on the BOT or the Local Board in their district.  Petitions will be available Sept. 15, 2010. BOT petitions must be picked up and returned to the President’s Office at Piya Wiconi by the person running for office.  Local Board petitions can be picked up from district college centers but they must be turned in to the President’s Office at Piya Wiconi by the person running for office.  Each petition must have AT LEAST twenty-five (25) valid signatures of district residents.  All BOT and Local Board member are subject to Alcohol and Substance Abuse tests as per OLC policy (PPM 62-120).  Deadline for submission of ALL petitions is September 27, 2010 at 4:00 p.m.  Oglala Lakota College Committee members: Lenora Hudson (455-6044), Jonnie Clifford (605-6047), Cindy Iron Cloud (455-6038), and Diane Winters (455-6022).


Wounded Knee CC (Elaine Gibbons)___From the WKCC Student Organization President Steph Cuny.  Indian Taco sale Wednesday 9/29/10 11:30-gone, call 867-5352 to place an order.  <><><>  Road clean-up from Wounded Knee to Manderson Saturday October 2, 2010, students & community from Manderson who want to help & volunteer their time will meet @ the college center @9:00am; at WK we'll meet @ the Wounded Knee post office parking lot and give out trash bags & gloves. The student Org & College Center will have a cook-out at the college center saturday evening for all the helpers. If you'd like more information, please call Steph, Elaine or Arlene @ 867-5352 or 867-1472.  <><><>  The Student Org is promoting Keep Mother Earth Clean campaign and hope to do recycling, eventually. On staurday Sept. 24th, the students & Center Director cleaned the ditch from hwy.18 to one mile north, the site where the Kaline siblings were tragically killed in January of this year, all three siblings were former students of Wounded Knee College Center. The WKCC Student Organization hopes to adopt a highway, one mile north & one mile south of the accident site.  <><><>  Study hall-Sunday Oct. 3 10:00-2:00pm & from 1:00-4:00pm every sunday from the Oct. 10-24, 2010. Students, if you need tutoring in any specific subject, let Elaine or Liz know so they can get a tutor for you. No study hall on Oct. 31, the Student Org is planning to have a spook house and will be busy decorating.  <><><>  If you are a student of Wounded Knee College Center, we cordially invite you to attend our Student Org meetings, held every friday @ 1:00pm at the WKCC. Bring your ideas & suggestions, we'd love to hear from you. Students, the success of our center, includes you so please come to one of our meetings.


Ag & Natural Resources (Leslie Henry)___Ag. Cooperative Extension Outreach presents Canning Workshop at the Eagle Nest College Center, September 29 beginning at 10:00 a.m. until finished.  Beets & Salsa.  Contact Eagle Nest College Center/Ag Cooperative Extension Outreach at 605-455-6085 or 605-462-6274. 


Business Office (Arlene Quist)___Thanks for all the responses on getting all the bills caught up.  Our PO’s outstanding are dropping.  Just one more week to this fiscal year.  All requests for mileage for travel through Thursday, September 30, 2010 must be turned in by October 6th.  Please supervisors be sure all your staff get this completed right away.  Also remember to get the mileage from adjunct faculty for travel through September 30th turned in by October 6th.  No more request for PO’s for September.  Anything turned in now will be processed for October.  Any and all request that need BOT approval will be dated October 1st and be part of next fiscal year’s budget but should be turned into the President’s office before noon on Monday, September 27th.  <><><> If you have not yet done so, check out the new floors of the bathrooms in the centers here on the Pine Ridge Reservation.  Our thanks go to the staff that worked so hard on the installation and the cooperation of the center staff and students.


Woksape Tipi (LaVera Rose)___ October is Archives Month across the country.  It is a time for local archives to show off their collections and services to the public.  This October the Library will be showcasing the archives through press releases as we introduce the new Assistant Archivist, discuss the process we used to secure the collection from water damage in the spring of 2009,  highlight some of the collections,  and invite the public to view the new exhibits in the research room.  Watch for weekly announcements throughout October!  <><><>  The Library will host an SD State Library Project Compass training on November 9 from 10:00-3:00.  Here is a description of the training: How can your library best serve job seekers in your community? This 4-hour in-person training will show you free resources at your fingertips and help you find solutions to obstacles in helping job seeking patrons and identify community networking partners. It will improve your ability to help job seekers define their goals, search and apply for jobs, and increase their job readiness. Sign up now and leave this session with a ready-to-implement plan for your library!  More details will be made available as I get them.  While this training is geared for libraries the information will be valuable to anyone assisting individuals seeking jobs.  Please let me know if you plan to attend so that we may prepare for the training.


Athletics (Mary Tobacco)___The gymnasium side of the multi-purpose facility will be open from 11:30am to 1:00pm daily for staff/faculty use.  A weekly schedule will be posted in the Athletics documents page. At least for the time being, please bring your own basketballs, volleyballs, soccer or jump-ropes.  Showers are available, but you must bring your own towels and soap. Appropriate gym shoes will be required. Sign-in and out required.  Also, please contact me if you have ideas for staff and faculty fitness and are willing to volunteer.  Please encourage students to open and check OLC email regularly.  <><><>  Student athletic announcements:  Cross Country practice begins on September 13, 2010 at 6:00 pm at Piya Wiconi.  Basketball practice for men and women begins on October 4, 2010 at 8:00pm.  Student Eligibility Requirements (subject to change):  12 credit hours,  2.0 GPA.  Open Gym for Students-Schedule posted in Athletics Documents. Please contact me with any questions.  605-455-6026 or mtobacco@olc.edu.

OLC students, faculty and staff:  Flag Football.  OLC vs Sinte Gleska Univ.  October 22, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. at Little Wound School football field in Kyle.  During OLC Homecoming Week Activities October 18-23 2010. Players wanted – must be OLC student from any College Center.  Coaches from Staff or Faculty wanted!  Please contact Mary Tobacco at 455-6000, email mtobacco@olc.edu or visit OLC Athletics at Piya WIconi.  Hokahey BRAVEHEARTS! 


Humanities (Tony Fresquez)__ ENGLAND INTERNATIONAL STUDY ABROAD for OLC ENGLISH/COMMUNICATIONS MAJORS - Summer 2011: Congratulations & 'cheers' to every student who submitted their essay for international study abroad candidacy! The enrollment applications process is NOW CLOSED (deadline was FRIDAY, Sept. 24 @ 5pm). For all chosen study abroad candidates, please contact Kiri Close, Phd at: (308)360-0668 or kclose@olc.edu  for Preparation Info Sessions Schedule & further details.


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:

Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday

  8:08am: Lakota Language Summit: Peter Hill

  9:19am: NCAI Scholar

 11:21am: Woglakapi: Mario Gonzalez & Loretta Cook

 12:22pm: The Rosebud Battle

 12:44pm: Kiyaska Pow Wow Part I

  2:14pm: Craig Howe: Lewis & Clark

  2:58pm: Lakota Language Summit: Peter Hill

  4:09pm: NCAI Scholar

  6:11pm: Woglakapi: Mario Gonzalez & Loretta Cook

  7:12pm: The Rosebud Battle

  7:34pm: Kiyaksa Pow Wow Part I

  9:04pm: Craig Howe: Lewis & Clark

  9:48pm President Theresa Two Bulls State of the Union



Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

  8:08am: Lakota Language Summit: Ben Black Bear Jr.

  9:14am: Pine Ridge Area Chamber of Commerce Banquet

 11:42am: Math 103

  1:02pm: Mud Bog Racing

  2:30pm: Potato Creek Wacipi

  3:52pm: Lakota Language Summit: Ben Black Bear Jr.

  4:58pm: Pine Ridge Area Chamber of Commerce Banquet

  7:05pm: Math 103

  8:27pm: Mud Bog Racing

  9:54pm: Potato Creek Wacipi

 11:17pm: Woglakapi:  Mario Gonzalez & Loretta Cook


OLC Election 2020 Time Frame

September 7                 Press Release on OLC elections with deadlines for petitions.

September 15               Petitions will be available at the President’s Office at Piya Wiconi for Board of Trustees positions and at the district college centers for Local Board petitions. 

September 27               All petitions must be returned to the President’s Office at Piya Wiconi by 4:00 p.m.

October 12                  Petitions certified by the Election Committee.

October 15                  Sample Ballots posted at polling places and in public areas.

October 25                  Training of judges and tellers at Piya Wiconi at 10:00 a.m.

November 2                 In conjunction with the Oglala Sioux Tribe General Election, OLC Board

                                    Elections will be held from 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. at designated polling places.

November 3                 Unofficial election results will be posted at district college centers and on KILI.

November 5                 Deadline to contest unofficial election results.

November 2010 BOT              Official Election Report filed with OLC Board of Trustees

December 2010 BOT               New Board of Trustees members and Local Board members officially seated at Board of Trustees meeting.



Fall 2010 Calendar (Oct./Nov.)

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




SDSU Cooperative Extension Service.  Plans are in the next USDA grant which begins October 2010 to create a set of posters that feature Native American youth and culture. The message of the posters to be used for 6th-12th grades will include eating healthily and being physically active. They may be photos, paint, water color, graphics, etc. I will provide topic ideas as a starting point. Do you have any area artists (or student artists) who might be interested in designing these for us? There would be payment negotiated for the delivery of the set (probably 4-6 posters).  You are welcome to forward this as needed to share the request.  Contact:  Karlys Wells, SDSU Cooperative Extension Service, Nutrition Network/Team Nutrition, SNF 212 Box 2275A, Brookings, SD 57007, Phone: (605) 688-4039, FAX: (605) 688-6360, karlys.wells@sdstate.edu.