Wicah’pi Cikala

(Little Star)


OLC Weekly Bulletin                               January 24-28, 2011


President’s Office (Thomas Shortbull)___BOT Meetings: Tuesday, Jan. 25th,  Finance @ 3:30 p.m. and Program Policy @ 4:30 p.m. at PRCC;  Wednesday, Jan. 26th  Personnel @ 5:00 pm at Piya Wiconi and Thursday, Jan. 27th  BOT Mtg @ 5:00 p.m. at Piya Wiconi. 


Student Services/Fin. Aid (Billi Hornbeck)__Congratulations to Ms. Wanda Fields, she is the 2011 Oglala Lakota College Student of the Year!  Wanda is from the He Sapa College Center in Rapid City, a freshman majoring in Social Science.  She will represent OLC at the AIHEC Student Congress conference in April.


Wounded Knee CC (Elaine Gibbons)___Tuesday Jan. 25 at 4:00pm a Candle Light Vigil In Memory of Randy, Summer & Burt III Kaline, starting at the WKDS parking lot and walking to WKCC, prayer & meal will be at the college. Sponsored by their Mother/Family & WKCC Student Organization, Staff & Local Board. Please call 867-5352 for more information.  <><><>  Friday Jan. 28 at 1:00pm Student Organization Meeting.  Welcome back to another great semester students! Please join us for our first SO meeting of the semester, we have a full agenda and would like your input.  <><><>  Exercise Room hours: Monday-Friday 7:00am-8:00am, 12:00-12:45pm, 4:00-4:45pm; If you're interested in Yoga or Zumba, please call Elaine 867-5352  <><><>  Students, we have tutors available for ALL Subjects, please see Liz or Elaine and we'll get you in touch with the tutor. We are scheduling Study Groups and will post in the center. 


Woksape Tipi (LaVera Rose)___The library homepage will have links to student information by Friday of this week.  Students need to be aware that they are responsible for any materials borrowed from the library.  If materials are lost or if they are not returned your name will be sent to the Registrar’s Office and holds will be placed on your grades and financial aid.  Don’t forget that the library at Piya Wiconi is now open until 8:00pm on Tuesdays.  We look forward to assisting you this semester!


Applied Science (Doug Noyes)___Check out the photo of the first ever automotive class!


We are starting to get a lot of questions so here are some answers to a few FAQs.  (1) How do I register for Automotive?  Answer.  Enrollment in Automotive is limited to 14 students.  To get in you must meet with one of the instructors and take a test.  You must also have passed 093 English and Math to be admitted.  Because this is the first semester you can be concurrently enrolled but must complete it this semester.  You will be told as soon as possible if you have been accepted and the instructors will register you in Jenzebar.  (2)  When and where do they meet?  Answer.  Automotive will meet from 9 to 4 Monday through Friday.  The Automotive Program building is still being completed in Kyle so this semester classes will be held in the Applied science Building at Piya Wiconi.  Students will not be released to attend other classes.  That means enrolled students can take night or weekend classes but nothing else.  (3) Can I get a stipend?  Answer.  Stipends will be paid to second semester students only.  Budget issues have limited the number of stipends available and no new students into Applied Science will receive one.  I can be reached at 455-6076 or my cell 391-1718 and e-mail.  Or try jkirk@olc.edu or sjanis@olc.edu for help also.  Thanks.


Notes from the Editor:   Great News!  It is so very good to see Paul Cedar Face (Applied Science) and Theresa Bettelyoun (Library) well on the road to recovery after their surgeries.  Best wishes to you both for a healthy New Year.  Pearl Cottier (LaCreek CC) is home and recovering from her surgery.  She is already trying to go to the office for a few hours.  Her daughters may have to threaten to handcuff her to her bed for a few days.  What a dedicated and wild woman! 

Pilamaya to the maintenance/grounds keepers for keeping the sidewalks and the rest of the Piya Wiconi campus shoveled and plowed.  (Alan Brunsch is the Director of Maintenance.)  I just might make it to the first day of Spring without falling.

Did you know?  I heard from several sources that OLC was on Thursday’s TV show Jeopardy.  The category was colleges and universities and what State they were in.  The answer was Black Hills State and Oglala Lakota College & the player answered w/South Dakota.  And, surprisingly the host (Alex) pronounced Oglala Lakota correctly.  How great is that!

Quote: (At my age I love the old age quotes.  They are from a book titled Old Age ain’t no place for Sissies.)  “Life would be infinitely happier if only we could be born at the age of 80 and gradually approach 18.”  – Mark Twain


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


Civic Engagement (Beau Lebeau)___Introducing OLC’s Youth Sports Program.  FREE Youth Basketball League – 1st & 2nd grades and 3rd & 4th grades.  Can be co-ed.  Weekly drills for skills.  Uniform tops provided.  Starts February 5, 2011.  Locations across the Rez.  Coaches enter your team now!  Call Beau Lebeau @ 455-6026 (email: blebeau@olc.edu) or contact your local college center. 


Athletics (Mary Tobacco)___Coming up:  All Seasons Screen Printing Basketball Classic, January 28-29, 2011.  All games played at the Multipurpose Bldg located on OLC’s Piya Wiconi campus. Event brought to you by OLC Athletics. All Seasons Screen Printing is a Proud Sponsor of Bravehearts Basketball.  For more info call OLC athletics @ 455-6000.

Friday, Jan. 28:  5:30pm Lady Bravehearts vs. SD All Stars, 7:30 pm Bravehearts v. Little Big Horn College.  Saturday, Jan. 29: 11:00 am RC Lightning & SD All Stars, 1:00pm RC Stars V. Little Big Horn College, 3:00 pm Lady Bravehearts v. RC Lightning, 5:00pm Bravehearts vs. RC Stars.

Jan/Feb/Mar Schedule:

Jan 7:  Ft. Peck Community College, Poplar, MT – Women-2:00pm -- Men-4:00pm

Jan 15:  Salish Kootenai College – Home – Women-6:00pm -- Men-8:00pm

Jan 22:  Stone Child Community College, Box Elder, MT -- Women-TBA, Men-TBA

Jan 28-29:  All Seasons Screen Printing Classic – Home – LBHC, SD All Stars, RC Stars, RC     Lightning

Feb 5:  SD All  Stars – Home -- 5:00pm, OLC Men v Western Nebraska- 7:00pm  

Feb 11-13:  Salish Kootenai College Tournament, Pablo, MT, Tournament  

Feb 18:  Little Big Horn College – Home – Women-6:00pm -- Men-8:00pm

Feb 26:  Ft. Peck Community College – Home – Women-6:00pm -- Men-8:00pm

Mar 4-6:  Southwest Tribal Colleges – Albuquerque Tournament

Mar 11-12:  OLC Invitational – Home -- Stone Child, SGU

Mar 16-20:  AIHEC -- Pablo, MT -- Championships          


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

 Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday

    8:08am: Woglakapi Show: Walking Forward

    8:42am: 2010 LNI Vietnam Veterans (In country) Honoring

    9:58am: Oglala Lakota College Graduation Ceremony

  11:25am: 2010 LNI Girls Basketball Finals

                  Cheyenne Eagle Butte vs Standing Rock

    1:33pm: Unequal Justice: The Tim Caffrey Story

    2:07pm: Three Mile Creek Bull Riding

    4:44pm: Darrell Kipp Keynote Presentation

    3:57pm: Woglakapi Show: Walking Forward

    6:17pm: 2010 LNI Vietnam Veterans (In country) Honoring

    8:59pm: Unequal Justice: The Tim Caffrey Story

    9:33pm: 2010 LNI Girls Basketball Finals

            Cheyenne Eagle Butte vs Standing Rock

Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

   8:08am: Woglakapi Show: Pine Ridge Chamber of Commerce

   8:51am: High School Girls Basketball 2011

           Lady Thorpes vs.Lady Mustangs

   9:47am: Teca Wacipi Okolakicye

  11:34am: 2010 LNI Boys Basketball

           Pine Ridge Thorpes vs. Red Cloud Crusaders

   1:13pm: Lakota, Dakota, Nakota, Language Summit: Mary

           Louise Defender-Wilson

   1:55pm: Wilmer Mesteth: Teaching with Historical Songs

   4:16pm: Woglakapi Show: Pine Ridge Chamber of Commerce

   4:59pm: High School Girls Basketball 2011

           Lady Thorpes vs. Lady Mustangs

   5:55pm: 2010 LNI Vietnam Veterans (In Country) Honoring

   7:12pm: 2010 LNI Boys Basketball

           Pine Ridge Thorpes vs. Red Cloud Crusaders

   9:09pm: Teca Wacipi Okolakicye


Fall 2010 Calendar (January/February)

ADD or DROP                                                           Jan. 17-28

Classes Begin (Sunday Classes Jan. 30)                        Jan. 24

Last Week to Drop 100%                                            Jan. 31-Feb. 4

President’s Day (Offices Closed)                                  Feb. 21


Student Notices: 

2011 Institute on Business and Government Affairs (IBGA). Sponsored by The Fund for American Studies and held each summer at Georgetown University, IBGA.  A academic internship program for undergraduates interested in learning about the relationship between business and government.  Deadline February 3, 2011.  Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until March 3.  This is a great opportunity for students looking to gain real-world experience while earning transferable credits.  June 5 – July 30, 2011 at Georgetown University, Washington, DC. www.DCinternships.org/IBGA.  Priority Deadline for Scholarships: February 3.  Final Application Deadline: March 3.  Combines a substantive professional experience for 30 hours a week with a challenging academic experience at Georgetown University. This fast-paced, eight-week residential program provides students from around the world with the opportunities to gain an edge in today’s competitive job market and graduate school admissions, and experience the excitement of Washington first-hand. SAMPLEPAST INTERNSHIP SITES: Aerospace Industries Association, Healthcare Leadership Council, NASDAQ, National Federation of Independent Business, Quinn Gillespie & Associates LLC, Qwest Communications, Siemens, Corp., Tyco Electronics, U.S. Telecom Association, Visa USA, Inc.   PROGRAM ELEMENTS: InternshipsCompetitive placements with corporate government affairs offices, trade associations or lobbying firms.  ClassesUp to 9 credit hours from Georgetown University.  HousingRoommate matching and furnished on-campus apartments in the heart of DC.  Guest LecturesWith Washington’s top policy and industry experts.  Exclusive BriefingsAt the State Department, World Bank and Capitol Hill.  Leadership & Professional DevelopmentLeadership, mentoring and career building activities.  NetworkingInteraction with seasoned professionals and student leaders from around the world.  ScholarshipsApproximately 70% of students receive generous awards based on merit and financial need.  APPLICATION INFORMATION:  Students will be accepted on a rolling basis until the Final Deadline of March 3, 2011. Students applying by the Priority Deadline of February 3, 2011 will be given preference in admissions and priority scholarship consideration.  For more information and an online application, please visit our website www.DCInternships.org/IBGA or contact Mary Connell, Recruitment and Admissions Director at mconnell@tfas.org or 1-800-741-6964. Please click here to request an informational brochure: https://www.DCinternships.org/tfas/brochure/index.asp.  1706 New Hampshire Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20009. 


Tribal College Journal.   TO: Creative writing, English, and art instructors & TCU students.  FROM: Tribal College Journal staff.  Phone: (970) 533-9170 or fax (970) 533-9145.  Email: student@tribalcollegejournal.org.  Here is the student writing info:  http://www.tribalcollegejournal.org/2011_student_writing.pdf . DEADLINES:  Creative Writing- February 12, 2011; Cover Art- April 18, 2011.  WRITING CONTEST: The annual student edition is included as part of the fall edition of Tribal College Journal and is sent to all our subscribers. The TCJ Student Edition provides the students with incentives, exposure, and material for their resumes. Student support services administrators use it for recruitment and for encouraging students. Students who read it can see that other tribal college students have shared some of their experiences. We encourage students to submit their best work (proof read and edited) for consideration. We prefer for the instructors to submit their students’ work, so we can have a contact name and email.  ART CONTEST: Each year, we seek artwork to use on the cover of the Tribal College Student. Please write to student@tribalcollegejournal.org for criteria for the art contest. The deadline is April 18 to allow time for students in the AIHEC Art Contest to be considered. To be considered for the Tribal College Student cover, we need high resolution images of the artwork. It can be the art form itself (painting, drawing, or photograph) or a photograph of 3 dimensional objects. High resolution means we must have a jpeg attachment that is 300 ppi or more. It should be a vertical image for a 8.5 x 11 inch page size.  Check out the TCJ website for eligibility, application and more. 


The ITEP - Environmental Education Outreach Program (EEOP) is looking for students who would like an opportunity to participate in a 10-week Student Summer Internship Program. The internship program is focused on air quality projects and issues. Some examples include: emission inventories, climate change assessment and planning, education/outreach on air issues, and indoor air quality for homes and schools.  Students will be able to review potential host sites on the EEOP webpage after January 15th, 2011 and provide feedback on their preferred positions.  <><>  This is a paid internship. The EEOP budget covers a stipend up to 4,000 dollars over the 10-week period, as well as housing and travel stipends for the intern. The host site provides a project and supervision for the intern.  The student online application deadline is February 15, 2011, with an additional week to complete the remainder of the application.  <><>  The EEOP staff is looking for two types of student applications. The level 1 application will be for less experienced students, usually a freshman and sophomore in college.  This may be the first internship for a less experienced student.  Level 1 students will only compete with other similar students for the level 1 positions.  The level 2 application will be for students with more experience, typically juniors, seniors, and graduate students.  <><>  Please visit our website for more information or for application details.  Many of your questions have been answered in the FAQ section on the website.  http://www4.nau.edu/eeop/internships/ssi_internship.asp.  Contact myself or Graylynn if you any questions or concerns about the internship program.  We look forward to hearing from you!  Jason Marmon, Assistant Internship Coordinator; Graylynn Hudson, Instructional Specialist and Internship Coordinator.  Environmental Education Outreach Program, Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals, Northern Arizona University.  email:  eeop-intern@nau.edu, phone: 928 523 8864, fax: 928 523 1280. 


A Call for American Indian and Alaska Native Artists:  The Office of Minority Health Resource Center is in the process of developing American Indian/Alaska Native Youth related digital educational materials. Along with our partners, Kat Communications, and the IHS HIV Program, we are seeking American Indian and Alaska Native artists that can portray regional and cultural areas. We are accepting ALL styles and themes of American Indian/Alaska Native Art. Traditional, contemporary, alternative process, digital, mix processes, and experimental works are welcome. All art must be original and appropriate for conversion to a digital format. Please send us a one paragraph biography, and details about the type of art work you create to artists@katcommunications.com.  Deadline: February 18, 2011. Once chosen to work on the project, artists will be compensated. Additional Questions? Contact artists@katcommunications.com or Evonne Bennett-Barnes at ebennett@minorityhealth.hhs.gov.  Evonne Bennett-Barnes, 1101 Wootton Parkway, STE 650, Rockville, MD 20852, 800-444-6472 ext. 281, Fax: 301-251-2160, ebennett@omhrc.gov. 



Pine Ridge Area Chamber of Commerce (PRACC).  Win a Harley Davidson XLH-883 Sportster Custom Motorcycle.  Raffles: 1 tkt $10.00, 3 tkts $25.00, 14 tkts $100.00.  Drawing will be held on August 11, 2011 following the “Ridin the Rez Poker Run.”  Need not be present to win.  Contact: PRACC, PO Box 375, Kyle, SD 57752.  605-455-2685.  www.pineridgechamber.com. 


2011 Wildland Firefighter Qualification Plan.  The BIA will begin February 12 and throughout April, with the veteran and rookie wildland firefighter qualification process for the 2011 Wildland fire season.  All firefighters must meet the (NWCG) National Wildland Coordinating Group qualification standards.  The standards must be achieved in the following order:  (1) Pass a urinalysis test.  (2) Have a current medical physical or a completed health screen questionnaire on file.  (3) Pass a fitness and work capacity test (Pack Test).  (4) Pass a required training: annual refresher (veterans) or basic training (rookies.  Call or write BIA for more information on the standards.  BIA, Pine Ridge Agency, PO Box 1203, Pine Ridge, SD 57770, Phone: 867-5396, Fax: 867-5052.