Wicah’pi Cikala

(Little Star)


OLC Weekly Bulletin                                                                               December 6-10, 2010


President’s Office (Thomas Shortbull___Days off for the non-faculty staff for December 2010:  The holidays for Christmas and New Year’s Day are December 24, 27, 28, 30, and 31.  In addition, the Board of Trustees approved the President’s recommendation that OLC non-faculty employees also get the day off for December 29th.  This means that the College will be shut down from Friday, December 24 – January 2, 2011.  OLC non-faculty employees will return back to work on Monday, January 3, 2011.  On December 23rd there will be no closing down at Noon, we will work till 5:00 p.m.  Payroll will be disbursed on December 23rd for both paper checks picked up at Piya Wiconi, and Direct Deposit. 


OLC Family News___

We wish you a speedy recovery!  Paul Cedarface, an OLC instructor in the Applied Sciences Department, underwent surgery yesterday to remove a kidney.  He is up walking the halls today and doing fine.  The good news is he doesn't have to have chemotherapy.  You can call Paul at the Rapid City Regional Hospital (341-1000), room 910, to congratulate him on his successful surgery.  Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers has he begins the long process of recovery.   Update from Tom Raymond:  Tom visited Paul yesterday and is doing well and expecting to return home on Wednesday (Dec. 8). 

Welcome Braylon to our OLC family.  Congratulations to Cathy Ferguson, Gifts Coordinator in the Development Office, on the birth of her new grandson Braylon born to her daughter Cheyenne on November 27th weighing in at 6 lbs.4.8 oz. 

Please keep the families of David Laudenschlager and Debbie Brand in your prayers.  David Laudenschlager, adjunct faculty with the Humanities Dept. at the Rapid City Center, was laid to rest on Dec. 6th.  David taught numerous classes at Rapid City since 2002 and will be remembered by the many students he taught.  <><> Shirley Lewis’ sister-in-law, Debbie Brand, passed away after a long battle with multiple sclerosis.  A service in celebration of her life was held at the South Park United Church of Christ in Rapid City. 


EAP/Student Affairs (Ruth Cedar Face)___Good afternoon, I want to introduce myself. My name is Ruth Cedar Face and I am the new EAP/Student Affairs Director. I was hired on December 1, 2010, but had previously worked for OLC Headstart.  I will be working with the Student Senate and the doing the duties that Lenora Hudson was doing.  I am excited to be working with the students in this capacity. I will also be handling any issues/concerns that are referred to me regarding OLC employees as the EAP Director. I am also excited to be working with the college in this position. I hope that I will get a chance to hear from anyone who has any questions, concerns or comments.  I can be reached at 455-6040 or at rcedarface@olc.edu.   


Humanities (Anthony Fresquez)___Announcement from Kim Bettelyoun-He Crow.  The fall Holistic Scoring session will be on Friday December 10th at 10:00 am at the Pejuta Haka College Center. Please come help us with this OLC assessment. We can help all OLC students write better by joining together to work towards this goal. We will be analyzing the qualities of good essays and we will be scoring essays. If you would like to join us, you are more than welcome!


Math & Science (Jason Tinant/Dr. Hannan LaGarry)___Congratulations Elisha Yellow Thunder.  Elisha is a full-time student, research intern, and ANLSAMP scholar majoring in Natural Science. She completed a research poster titled "Uranium Concentrations in the Chamberlain Pass Formation, Pine Ridge, South Dakota" which she presented and won 2nd place at the AISES National Conference that took place in Albuquerque, New Mexico November 11-14. It had been 8 years since we placed in this competition!  <><><>  Come explore with us!  LaCroix Hall (D) @ Rushmore Plaza Civic Center – Rapid City.  Friday, Dec. 17, 2010 ~ 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.   Open booths with hands-on interactive fun!!  This event includes the “Best of the Best” Science Fair. The top projects from the reservation wide science fair grades 5-12 will be on exhibit as well as posters made from Native Science Field Center investigations. Activities include: Lakota Star Planetarium, chemistry magic, macroinvertibrates fish pond, robotics, and other activities engaging youth and people of all ages into science!  Contact person:  Tawa Ducheneaux 605-455-6003 (tducheneaux@olc.edu).


Assessment/Student Governance (Lenora Hudson) ___On December 15, 2010, South Dakota State University will be hosting its 4th annual Storytelling competition for elementary and high school students.  It will be held during the Lakota Nation Invitational.  If you know of any youngsters who are storytellers, please share this information with them.  The competition is sponsored by SDSU and the South Dakota Humanities Council.  If you would like to know more about this, contact Professor Doris Giago at 605-688-6236. 


Lakota Studies (Karen Lone Hill)___8th Annual Lakol Woglaka Akiciyapi (Lakota Speech Contest) winners:  Category A (K-3): 1st—Waziyata Big Crow (Rockyford) & Wahpe Bull Bear (Little Wound).   2nd—Jordan Mesteth (Rockyford) & Hopi Janis (Little Wound).  3rd—Fabian Black Bull (American Horse) & Mary Camp (Rockyford).  Category B (4-8): 1st—Darrell Lays Bad, Jr. & Elaina Red Shirt (American Horse).  2nd—Lane Swallow (Little Wound) & Tamera Rooks (Little Wound.  3rd—Tyrone Pourier (Little Wound) & Randylynn Tobacco (Little Wound).   Category C (9-12):  1st—Jonas Bear Heels (Little Wound) & Tiana Spotted Thunder (Red Cloud).  2nd—Max Broken (Pine Ridge HS).   Category D (College Full-time) No contestants.  Category E (Community Member):  1st—Francis Apple & Dainna Iron Crow.  2nd—Wade Broken Nose & Beulah White Crane.  3rd—Quentin Red Bear & Naomi Last Horse.  Speech Contest Trophy awarded to Little Wound School – K-12 school with the most points.  The Speech Contest was held on November 17 at Piya Wiconi sponsored by OLC’s Lakota Studies Department.  This year’s theme was Tokatakiya Lakota Tawoihanble Kuwapi (Lakota Visions for the Future).


Humanities (Tony Fresquez)___OLC Humanities ART Division presents: INTERNATIONAL TRAVELING OLC STUDENT ART EXHIBIT IN ENGLAND & AFRICA!  25 student pieces will be selected for this traveling exhibit.  ELIGIBILITY:  --Must be an AA of Art Major by the end of FALL 2010 at OLC on track to graduate in that degree.  --Must be an enrolled tribal member (or equivalent) of a Native American indigenous nation.   --Must attend all INFO SESSIONS upon request by relevant Art or Humanities Faculty.

1. Maximum of two (2) art works per person.
2. Must be no larger than 2feet x 2feet, with 2inch border.
3. Pieces must be able to bend & roll piece (e.g., on canvas, paper, etc.).
4. 2-D (2 dimensional) pieces ONLY.
5. Artist must be willing to negotiate prices with buyers.
6. Must be open to no sale.
7. Must be open for exhibit gallery to receive half of purchase price.
8. Prices for sales will include shipping/handling of pieces to buyers.
DEADLINE: FRI, May 6, 2011 by 3pm at Piya Wiconi Library.
CONTACT OLC Faculty:  Martin Red Bear, MA mredbear@olc.edu; Gerald Cournoyer, MFA - gcournoyer@olc.edu;  Kiri Close, Phd - kclose@olc.edu - (308)360-0668 - Kiri Close BLOG for inquiries & comments: http://mail.olc.edu/~kclose


Electronic Pickpockets.  Information given to us by Bryant High Horse, adjunct faculty at the Rapid City Center.  A news story about a different type of credit card theft using RFID, Radio Frequency Identification technology.  People who do this are called “Electronic Pickpockets.”  





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     2010 Lakota, Dakota, Nakota Language Summit Presentation: Mary Louise Defender Wilson

 9:29am     Kiyaksa Veterans Powwow

10:53am     Wacintanka: Words of Hope Suicide Prevention Poetry Night

12:35pm     2010 Lakota, Dakota, Nakota Language Summit Presentation: Jan Ullrich            1:33pm      2009 Lakota Invitational Wrestling Tournament

 3:15pm     2010 Lakota, Dakota, Nakota Language Summit Presentation: Mary Louise Defender Wilson

 4:36pm     Kiyaksa Veterans Powwow

 6:01pm     Wacintanka: Words of Hope Suicide Prevention Poetry Night

 7:42pm     2010 Lakota, Dakota, Nakota Language Summit Presentation: Jan Ullrich

 8:40pm     2009 Lakota Invitational Wrestling Tournament

10:22pm     2010 Lakota, Dakota, Nakota Language Summit Presentation: Mary Louise Defender Wilson

Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

 8:08am     Makoce Waste Show: Oglala Lakota College Headstart Program

 8:18am     NCAI General Assembly

11:38pm     Pine Ridge Area Chamber of Commerce:Lakota Elder Discussion

 1:47pm     Oglala Lakota College Gym Dedication

 3:31pm     NCAI Presentation: Genetics Research in Indian Country     

 5:17pm     Makoce Waste Show: Oglala Lakota College Headstart Program

 5:27pm     NCAI General Assembly

 8:47pm     Pine Ridge Area Chamber of Commerce:Lakota Elder Discussion

10:56pm     Wacintanka: Words of Hope Suicide Prevention Poetry Night

“Old Fords never die they just get faster.”


Fall 2010 Calendar (December)

Holistic Scoring                                                            Dec. 10

PWO Mtg                                                                    Dec. 10

Classes End                                                                  Dec. 10

Make-up Week                                                            Dec. 13-17

Final Grades Due                                                          Dec. 17

Dept. Chairs/Faculty Christmas Vacation                      Dec. 20-Jan. 6

Support Staff Christmas Vacation                                 Dec. 24-31



Pine Ridge Area Chamber of Commerce (PRACC) TRAINING SCHEDULE  Contact person:  Jo White (Training/Jobs Bank Consultant) at 605-455-2685 or by e-mail at prjobs@gwtc.net.    December 8, 2010 - “Sexual Harassment Training” Instructor: Virginia Wood-Nelson Prairie Wind Casino 10:00a – 12:00p.  This two hour training will provide employees and supervisors with info and tools to create a harassment free workplace.  The training will focus on identification of critical information and issues related to workplace harassment, awareness of methods of prevention and concrete steps to take if harassment occurs.  The second half will focus on the specific responsibilities of supervisors to prevent harassment and their obligations for action when harassment occurs in the workplace.  December 11, 2010 – “How to prepare Schedule C/EZ for Small Business Owners”.  Instructor: Mary K. Sell - Pine Ridge College Center 9:00a – 12:00p.  For small business owners and those who are considering becoming small business owners and anyone that is interested in business.   December 13, 2010“Intermediate Quick Books” Instructor: Tricia Vollmer - Kyle College Center  9:00a – 4:00p.  <><> Visit the PRACC member/business listings www.lakotamall.com. 



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