Wicah’pi Cikala

(Little Star)

“Celebrating 40 years ~ 1971-2011”

OLC Weekly Bulletin                                    March 7-11, 2011


President’s Office (Thomas Shortbull__ There will be an All Staff meeting on Friday, March 11th at 10:00 a.m. in the Piya Wiconi Conference Room.  The Committee meetings will commence after the meeting.    


OLC Family___Our condolences to Al Schwalm (Math & Science Instructor) for the loss of his father Helmut Schwalm and to Lester Richards (SEM pre-engineering student) for the loss of his mother Sylvia Josephine “Dolly” Bad Milk.  Please keep the families in your thoughts and in your prayers.  Wopila.  <><><>  Very happy to hear that Eric Christensen’s (Business Office) son is well on his way to recovery after suffering injuries in what could have very well been a fatal car accident.  He’s already waiting to head back to college.  Good news!  <><><>  Harley Dawn Ferguson (Senior @ LWS) daughter of Maria Albers-Has No Horse, delivered two Superior performances at the State Oral Interpretation Festival at Aberdeen in December. A belated congratulations to Harley!  Harley’s Superior ratings were in both Non-Original Oratory (A Whisper of AIDS) and Poetry (Maya Angelou).  <><><>  Thank you to the Maintenance crew & Leonard for keeping the roads plowed and the side walks shoveled during this wild snowy season.  I bet they can’t wait for the first day of Spring. 


Math & Science/IT (J. Tinant/Dr. LaGarry)___ Anpetu Waste, I would like to take this time to thank everyone who helped make last Friday's Career Fair a success.  Pilamiya to Mary Tobacco for allowing us to use the Multi-Purpose Building, the Maintenance Department for assisting in the set up and taking down, as well as keeping the sidewalk shoveled and deiced, and to Head Start Department and the Pejuta Haka College Center for your assistance.  The Math and Science Faculty, staff and interns that worked around the clock in preparation as well as at the event: Rich White, Anthony Valella, Jim Sanovia, Tawa Ducheneaux, Dean Haley, Jesse Pina, Michel Melvin, Michelle Salvatore, Misty Brave, Alicia Provost, Dieg Sandavol, Ale Higa, Jason Tinant, Calvin Cutschall, Michelle Lebeaux, Rebecca Bingham, Tada Varges, Michelle Loafer, and Charles Bush. There were 119 participants from Little Wound High School, Shannon County Virtual High Schools, and Kadoka High School.  The students had the opportunity to visit various very exciting Math and Science Department booths as well as neighboring Universities, Oglala Sioux Tribal (OST) Programs, and the Scholarship Programs.  From the Math and Science Dept., there were the GIS Lab, The Oglala Lakota Center for Science and Technology-Geoprobe and Chemistry, Conservation Biology, and the Earth Science Booths.  The visiting booths that attended were the American Indian College Fund, Black Hills State University, South Dakota School Mines & Technology, OST Health Education, OST Diabetes Prevention Program, OST Natural Resources, OST Environmental Protection, and the OST Parks and Recreation. This event would have not happened without all of your support in our efforts to reach our goal in empowering the next generation.  Pilamiya ye, Helene Gaddie, Lakota Native Science Field Center  <><><><>  Announcement for IT students.  Contact: Christine Stagnetto-Zweig, 455-6110, csarmiento@olc.edu.  Our Summer 2011 REU program is now ready to accept applications. Apply by March 31, 2011.  Acceptance notification April 15, 2011.  NSF Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) at Dakota State University, May 30-July 29, 2011.  Career opportunities in cybersecurity are on the rise.  See www.dsu.edu/reu.  I would greatly appreciate it if you help promote our program. For example, you may send the poster to those who might be interested.  Students can register, must have 2.0 GPA minimum. They need a letter from IT Faculty.  In this case, I can write it. It is a Paid Summer Internship.  $4140 stipend—roundtrip travel expenses—paid housing & meals—fitness center pass.   Some students applied with anticipation. Student must register online. 


Student Support Services  (Milton Fineran)___You can be the proud owner of a Digital Book.  We will be raffling a Digital Book reader for our annual program awards dinner at the end of the school year. Feb. 9-Apr. 15, 2011.  $1/tkt or $6/6tkts.  Access eBooks, music, videos and more while on the go with this lightweight digital book.  The 7” TFT-LCD provides 600x800 pixel resolution and features touch-screen capability for easy navigation through your virtual library.  WIFI lets you connect to the internet so you can browse the web.  Contact: Milton 455-2027, Thalia 867-1528, Al 867-5404, Jackie 342-1513, Amia 455-2450. EAP/Student Affairs (Ruth Cedar Face)___Oglala Lakota College was selected as one of the 40 minority serving institutions to attend a Financial Literacy Symposium sponsored by USA Funds. A proposal was submitted in December 2010 and we were notified in January 2011 that we were selected to participate with other organizations from across the country.


EAP/Student Affairs (Ruth Cedar Face)___Oglala Lakota College was selected as one of the 40 minority serving institutions to attend a Financial Literacy Symposium sponsored by USA Funds. A proposal was submitted in December 2010 and we were notified in January 2011 that we were selected to participate with other organizations from across the country.


Wounded Knee CC (Elaine Gibbons)___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)___DAKOTA DAUGHTERS will be presented on Thursday, March 17, 2011 from 1:00—2:00 p.m.  at the OLC Library, Piya WIconi Campus.  Performers are Geraldine Goes in Center (published author), Lilliam Witt (published author) and Joyce Jefferson (independent scholar with the S.D. Humanities Council).   <><><>  The library homepage will have links to student information by Friday.  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! 


AIHEC 2011 AnnouncementsApril 16-19, 2011, www.aihec.org.  – Bismarck, ND

Speech Orientation.  Friday, March 11th at 1:00 p.m.  Pejuta Haka College Center.  Contact Steph Sorbel 455-2450, ssorbel@olc.edu or Tony Fresquez, tfresquez@olc.edu. 

Handgame practice at PHCC 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 11th.  Contact: Vina 867-5352 or Wilmer 867-5245. 

One Act Play Competition.  Attention! Tryouts for any student interested in participating in a one-act play for AIHEC.  Deadline: March 14, 2011.  Stop in the office and leave your name and number with Chrysan or Shirley at the Pine Ridge CC.  Auditions will be held on March 16, 2011 @ 5:00 p.m.  <><><>   Ruth Cedar Face.  The One Act Play competition is in need of a coach.  If anyone is interested in coaching please let me know as soon as possible because the deadline to have teams selected is March 21, 2011, rcedarface@olc.edu.  We need the names in order to complete our registration for the conference, rooms and for the charter bus.  Students for any competition should have at least a 2.00 GPA and be enrolled in at least 6 hours. 

USDA Special Competition.  Looking for a coach for the USDA Special Competition.  I have that information or you can go to the AIHEC web page at www.aihec.org and look for the link to the spring 2011 student conference.

Mr. & Mrs. AIHEC  (Ruth Cedar Face) I sent the Mr. & Ms. AIHEC notice and application to all students twice. If you were interested before but the deadline was too close, you now have the chance to submit your application and information as THE DEADLINE IS NOW MARCH 18, 2011.  Please notify me if you are interested and will be submitting your application.  This notice was emailed to all Tribal College Presidents from Sitting Bull College:  I am asking that you encourage and let students at your college know that Mr. & Ms. AIHEC applications have been extended to Friday, March 18, 2011.  I know that there are many talented young women and men who attend tribal colleges, and would represent the tribal colleges well.   I am hoping to get more students involved in this awesome opportunity.   Please encourage participation in this event at the AIHEC National Conference in Bismarck, ND, in April.  Please pass this information on the your students.  The application forms can be found on the AIHEC web site at  http://aihec.sittingbull.edu/.  If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.  Thank you so much for your time and help!

Traditional Plants Competition.  I'm looking for 3 more students to compete at AIHEC Traditional Plants Competition. If you know of any interested students let me know. I'm looking for someone with experience in traditional plants or took the Traditional plants foods & herbs class and or Range Plant ID.  Email or call me. Theresa Lone Hill, Agriculture Extension Outreach, (605) 455-6085, tloneh@olc.edu.

Archery – are you ready to shoot?  AIHEC is coming up so if you are interested in archery contact Marcell Bull Bear at mabullbear@olc.edu.  All equipment and transportation will be provided. 

AIHEC Basketball Tournament  will be held in Pablo, MT on the Salish Kootenai College campus March 17-20.  Two divisions with equal champions.  All players will receive a tournament t-shirt and gym bag. Championship prizes will consist of long sleeve shirts, hats and trophies. 

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.


Editor (Marilyn Pourier)___Mark your calendar for April 2, 2011.  OLC will be celebrating its 40th anniversary with the Wikecemna Icitopa Ihunni Woyuonihan na Wacipi (40th Anniversary Honoring and Powwow) at the Multi-Purpose Bldg on the Piya Wiconi Campus.  The one day event will include a 10:00 a.m. honoring of board members with 10 or more years of service as OLC board members and an afternoon and evening powwow.    


Humanities (Tony Fresquez)___URGENT! Looking for 5 FEMALES & 20 MALES to perform in 'BLACK ELK SPEAKS' play this upcoming SUMMER 2011. Enroll at OLC through Registrar's to receive a grade & 3 academic credit hours at the end of the course & at the end of the summer performances.  TO REGISTER, go online to JENZABAR. For more information, contact Kiri Close at (308)360-0668 (kclose@olc.edu). Limited Space so HURRY in to REGISTER! $15 lab fee per enrolled student.  Course description:  HUM 313 THEATRE PRODUCTION: This course is specifically designed to implement the use of a variety of theatrical, dramatic devices toward a grand summer 2011 season production presentation of 'BLACK ELK SPEAKS' (a play adapted by Christopher Sergel). Theatrical and dramatic tools such as voice inflection, volume enhancement, vocal clarity, some elements of song and dance, emotional display, stage marking, relaxation devices, stage confidence, stage make-up, costuming, help with set design, performance marketing/PR, and other activities will be expected. Students will be trained for both production cast and crew. They will complete this course and performances with an exhilarated sense of intense stage experience. Bimonthly mandatory performances during June, July, & August required for a final grade. Attendance will mandatory in all classes and rehearsals. Prerequisite: SpCm 103 and/or approval of instructors; able to commit to rehearsal more than once a week when prompted and scheduled by instructors. ENROLLMENT CAP TOTAL: 25 (5 Female roles, 20 Male roles; additional enrollment with permission of instructor only).    

 <><><>  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


Athletics (Mary Tobacco)___ Go Bravehearts!  March 11-12:  OLC Invitational – Home -Stone Child/Box Elder, MT.  March 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, Sunday

8:08am: Cobell Presentation

8:40am: Woglakapi Show: Birgil Kills Straight

9:25am: High School Girls District 15A Playoffs: Custer Wildcats vs. Red Cloud Crusaders

10:37am: Rick Two Dogs Workshop

11:57am: OLC Lady Bravehearts vs. Ft. Peck Lady Buffalo Chasers

1:16pm: Treaty Lesson #1

  2:10pm: Jackie Bird Presentation

3:07pm: High School Girls District 14A Playoffs: LWS Lady Mustangs vs. St. Francis Lady Warriors

4:30pm: Cobell Presentation

5:03pm: Woglakapi Show: Birgil Kills Straight

5:49pm: High School Girls District 15A Playoffs: Custer Wildcats vs. Red Cloud Crusaders

  7:01pm: OLC Lady Bravehearts vs. Ft. Peck Lady Buffalo Chasers

  8:20pm: High School Girls District 14A Playoffs:  LWS Lady Mustangs vs. St. Francis Lady Warriors

9:44pm: Cobell Presentation

10:16pm: Woglakapi Show: Birgil Kills Straight

Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday,

 8:08am: Allen Boxing

   9:31am: Pine Ridge Chamber of Commerce Elder Discussion

  11:40am: Lakota, Dakota, Nakota Language Summit Keynote: Ryan Wilson

   2:00pm: OLC Men's Bravehearts vs. Ft. Peck Buffalo Chasers

   3:02pm: Millie Rexroat

   4:03pm: Allen Boxing

   5:26pm: Woglakapi Show: Birgil Kills Straight

   6:11pm: Cobell Presentation

   6:43pm: Lakota, Dakota, Nakota Language Summit Keynote: Ryan Wilson

   9:03pm: OLC Men's Bravehearts vs. Ft. Peck Buffalo Chasers

Old Fords never die they just get faster.  Jesse Short Bull


Fall 2010 Calendar (April)

Spring Break (no classes)                                             Apr. 18-22

AIHEC/Bismark, ND                                                   Apr. 16-19

Easter Holiday (Good Friday)                                       Apr. 22

Registration for General Construction Summer Session    Apr. 18-22 


Student Notices: 

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. 


Science Education Programs at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Contact: ornledu@orau.org. Higher Education Research Experiences (HERE) http://www.orau.gov/hereatornl. This program is open to U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents who are currently enrolled in an A.S. or B.S. degree program with a minimum GPA of 2.5/4.0, including those who have completed a B.S. within the past year.  Opportunities are available for 10 or more weeks during the summer term; some sabbatical appointments lasting 6 t0 12 months, plus some intermittent appointments, also are available.  Priority suggested deadline period for summer 2011 applicants: February 1 – March 31. 


GeoCorps America announces new GeoCorps American Indian Internships.  ●More than ninety different twelve-week geoscience internships are available in America's amazing public lands. 
●GeoCorps now features two additional GeoCorps American Indian Internships http://rock.geosociety.org/g_corps/GeoCorpsAmericanIndianInternships.htm>  and six additional GeoCorps Diversity Internships,  http://rock.geosociety.org/g_corps/GeoCorpsDiversityInternships.htm> .  Projects involve field and laboratory research focused on the earth and environmental sciences.  Internships are hosted on public lands throughout the U.S.: National Parks, National Forests and BLM areas.  Elibibility is open to students, graduates, post-docs, professionals, faculty members, teachers, retirees and others.   Applications for summer positions are due February 1st and positions take place from May-Sep. 2011.  Applications for fall/winter positions, which occur from Sep. 2011-May 2012, can be
submitted from May 2 – July 1, 2011.  Applications should be submitted through the GeoCorps website http://www.geosociety.org/geocorps.



Ola Mildred Rexroat  relates her experiences flying for the Women’s Air Force Service Pilots of WWII on April 3rd, 2:00 p.m. at the Journey Museum.  Ola is 90+ years of age, she is Oglala Lakota and is a veteran of WWII.  She was honored at OLC when the Veteran’s Monument was dedicated. 


4th Annual Tusweca Tiospaye Powwow.  April 9-10, 2011.  Wolf Creek School Gym, 7 mi. East of Pine Ridge.  Grand Entry:  April 9th @ 1:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m. April 10th @ 1:00 p.m.  For updates and specials see www.tuswecatiospaye.org/2011powwow.  Contact: Michael Carlow, Jr. @ 605-867-6193.  <><><>   5th Annual Hanpapecun.  April 9-10, 2011.  Lakota Style (16 stick) Handgame Tournament.  Double elimination bracket.  Sponsored by Tusweca TIospaye Lakota Language & Culture program.  Box 693, Pine Ridge, SD 57770.  Contact: Michael Carlow, Jr. @ 605-867-6193 or mike@tuswecatiospaye.org. 


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. 


28th Annual Lakota Omniciye Wacipi.  April 15-17, 2011.  American Indian Awareness Week.  April 11-15, 2011.  Donald E. Young Sports & Fitness Center—Field House.  Grand Entries: Friday April 15th @ 7:00 p.m., Sat. April 16th @ 12:00p.m. & 7:00 p.m., Sunday April 17th @ 12:00 p.m.  Contact 605-642-6578.  Kevin Whirlwind Horse Memorial Run.  Saturday April 16th @ 10:00 a.m. at Salem Park.  Black Hills State University, Spearfish, SD. 


First Peoples Fund Announces 2012 Community Spirit Awards Call for Nominations.  Deadline for nominations if May 31, 2011.  Nominees must be: Practicing artists of demonstrated maturity in their field; continually practicing artists for a minimum of 10 years; documented affiliate of a U.S. tribe.  In additon to Visual Arts, First Peoples recognizes contemporary and traditional forms of Performing Arts and Literary Arts.  Fellowships will be awarded to artists who demonstrate: An artistic practice that passes on the traditions and the life ways of the people; a commitment to building the strength of native communities by sharing their skills & talents with others in their respective communities; and deeply rooted and maintain direct ties to their tribal community.  Nomination procedure: Nominate online at First Peoples Fund or send a postcard to include complete names and address of both nominee and nominator to PO Box 2977, Rapid City, SD 57709; nominated candidates must be from an American Indian community; applications will be mailed after nomination deadline has passed.  Selection process & expectations: A national selection committee will review nominees and select awardees from those that meet the outlined qualifications; fellowship recipients will receive $5,000 designed to give them the opportunity to “practice their art.”