“Celebrating 40 years ~ 1971-2011”
OLC Weekly Bulletin April 25-29, 2011
President’s Office (Thomas Shortbull)___BOT
Meetings: Tuesday, April
26th, Finance @ 3:00 p.m. and Program Policy @ 4:00 p.m. at
PRCC; Wednesday, April
27th, Personnel @ 5:00 p.m. at Piya Wiconi; Thursday, April 28th
Board of Trustees @ 5:00 p.m. at Piya
Wiconi. <><><> There will be two more All Staff meetings
before the end of this academic year. The next All Staff will be on May 6th,
and there will be committee meetings from 10:00a.m -11:15a.m. followed by a General All Staff
meeting to recognize the OLC students that placed 1st, 2nd
or 3rd in the AIHEC Spring Conference in
WKCC (Elaine Gibbons)___The Student Organization, Staff & Local Board will have a memorial dinner for Charles Comes Killing Sr. on Friday April 29th @ 2:00pm and cordially invite friends & relatives. Charles was a student of WKCC and working toward positive community change at the time of his death. He rec'd his BS General Agriculture & Natural Resources posthumously June 2010. <><><> Volleyball Tournament Friday, Saturday, & Sunday April 29-May 1, @ WKDS, Manderson $150.00, call Jen at 441-9631, Arlene 441-2151 or WKCC 867-5352/1472. <><><> Flea-market Sat. April 29-Mon. May 1 @ WKCC, $10.00/ table call WKCC 867-5352/1472 for more info.
Student Support Services (Milton Fineran)___The winner of the E-Book reader was Liz May, Kyle. Thank you to all who bought tickets! Vicki, OLC receptionist, drew the winning name.
Note from Editor___The documentary titled “Good Meat” is now being featured on PBS. The documentary featuring Beau LeBeau is a look at one man’s struggle to maintain a traditional Native diet on a modern reservation. Sam Hurst, Executive Hurst, Executive Producer, Writer & Director. Larry Pourier, Producer & Co-Creator.
Eagle Nest CC (Georgia Rooks)___The Community/Continuing Education Department is sponsoring eight weeks of classes on Positive Indian Parenting and Healthy Relationships at ENCC. The instructor is Mrs. Carol Iron Rope-Herrera. The scheduled dates are: March 24 & 31, April 7, 14, 21 & 28 and May 12 & 19, 2011. The classes will be held on Thursday evenings from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm. The participants will receive CEU and Completion of Certificate. (Further info: Contact Phyllis Swift Hawk at 462-6274).
(LaVera Rose)___As part of
April’s National Poetry
Month on April 29, 2011 from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. the library is
presenting a Suicide Prevention Poetry Slam titled Life is Beautiful from song written by
Nikki Sixx (formerly of Motley Crue). They will be presenting a special viewing
of “Words from the Heart” a documentary film by Dena Lone Hill
(OLC Film Production student). Dena’s
documentary is an interview with a Pine Ridge high school student, who
attempted, but failed, to commit suicide.
Shout out to all OLC students to be heard through their poetry! 3 min. 20 sec. time limit for poems. 1st place--$150 cash thanks to the
Native Youth Leadership Alliance for sponsoring $100. 2nd place--$25 gift card and $75
cash from the Alliance. 3rd
place—Book from the library’s special collection plus $50 from the
Alliance. For more info call: Sharon
Running Hawk @ 455-6067. Sponsored by
OLC Library, KOLC, Sweetgrass Project and the Native Youth Leadership
Science (J.Tinant/Dr. LaGarry)___Shout out from Misty Brave.
A call for judges.....Our 10th
Annual Reservation Wide Science Fair is being held in the Multipurpose
Bldg. Apr 28-May 4. Set-up is Apr 28 and judging is Apr 29
beginning @ 10:00 AM. It will be open to the public May 2-4 from 10-4. Please
consider taking a few minutes on Friday Apr 29 to help with the judging. You
don’t have to judge all the projects; you will be assigned a group. Lunch is
provided for all judges. <><><> Lakota Native Science Field Center Presents:
The 2nd Annual Spring Gathering,
Unci Maka Owayanke/Taking Care of Mother
29, 2011—8:30 a.m.-Night.
Environmental Issues in
(Lenora Hudson)___The ETS Praxis II examination for teachers is to be
held Saturday, April 30, 2011, at the
Rapid City CC (Shirley Lewis)___Jr. Bettelyoun, Director of Indian Education for the RCAS, has requested the participation and presence of OLC graduates at the, all high school feathering ceremony and pow-wow, to be held at Stevens on Wednesday, May 18th, at 4:00 pm. Special seating will be provided and OLC students will be recognized. Jr. and I felt it important to recognize our Rapid City graduating class, at the Senior High Level, and to provide encouragement and support, and congratulations, to both their graduating class and to ours. Please notify your graduates and encourage them to sign up and attend. I will be picking up the sign up sheets during the 1st week in May. Thank you. Contact: Shirley Lewis, 605-342-1513 or email@example.com.
Graduate Studies (Dr. Dawn Frank)___APPLICATION DEADLINE for OLC GRADUATE STUDIES: APRIL 29, 2011. If you are interested in apply to one of the following degree programs: Lakota Leadership and Management or Lakota Leadership and Management: Education Administration. The deadline for the applications is April 29, 2011. The Oglala Lakota College Graduate Studies program will take applications one time per year for fall entering students. Late applications will be reviewed for the next academic year. For example, if we receive your completed application by April 29, 2011 your application will be reviewed for entering and registering for classes during the 2011-2012 academic year. If we receive your application on April 30, 2011, your application will be reviewed for entering and registering for classes the following year 2012-2013. The following is a list of information needed: (1) Official undergraduate transcripts from an accredited institution specifying date degree conferred. (2) Fill out the Graduate application form. (3) Pay $15.00 graduate application fee. (4) Three letters of reference (5) Degree of Indian Blood (if applicable). (6) Resume
Lakota Leadership/Management Degree
Educational Administration Emphasis
The following are required for admission to Lakota Leadership/Management graduate program.
a) Autobiography distinguishing you as an excellent candidate in Lakota Leadership.
b) Philosophy/ Vision f Leadership emphasizing current issues in native communities or communities serving native populations.
The following are required for admission to Lakota Leadership/Management: Education Administration;
1. A 2.5 GPA with 3.0 in major field.
2. A 3.0 GPA in all undergraduate Language Arts Course work.
3. Two writing samples using APA writing style.
4. Autobiography distinguishing you as an excellent candidate in Education Leadership and current experience in education administration.
5. Philosophy of educational leadership emphasizing current issues in native
Requirements for the Elementary Principal:
6. A bachelors degree from a college or university approved for teacher education;
7. Three years of teaching experience at the elementary level on an elementary teacher endorsement or another endorsement which includes the elementary grades;
Requirements for the Secondary Principal
8. A bachelors degree from a college or university approved for teacher education;
9. Three years of teaching experience at the secondary level on a secondary teacher endorsement or another endorsement, which includes the secondary grades; communities or communities with native populations.
For more information call Dawn Frank @ 455-6006 or Gloria
Eastman @ 455-6007. You can send an
email at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. An applican can be downloaded at http://www/p;c/edi/local_links/grad_studies/docs/
<><><> 2011 GRADUATE STUDIES FINAL
COLLOQUIUM. The Graduate studies
program will hold the 2011 Colloquium for the 2011 graduate students on May 13, 2011 from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. The
colloquium will be held in the Oglala Lakota College Multipurpose building
within the Piya Wiconi Campus in
Humanities (Tony Fresquez)____OLC to present an Oglala Cultural Experience with a stage play, dancers, traditional foods, vendors, traditional games and more. Summer 2011: July 29 & 30. August 5 & 6, 12 & 13, 19 & 20 and 26 & 27. 7:00p.m. each evening at OLC Powwow grounds @ Piya Wiconi Campus. Special admission rates for Pine Ridge Reservation residents and OLC students. Updates to follow in Weekly Bulletin as it progresses. Contact: Dr. Kiri Close, OLC - Humanities Department, (308)360-0668 - firstname.lastname@example.org, BLOG: http://mail.olc.edu/~kclose/index.php, Twitter, Facebook, Bebo, Skype. Gerald Cournoyer @ 455-6089 or email@example.com.
KOLC TV (Tony Brave)___ This week features two new Woglakapi Shows as well as a
pair of Wacipi's from Crazy Horse and Wolf Creek Schools. We also have the boys
and girls Bigfoot Conference All Star Basketball Games from Porcupine, SD. Also
to close out the month of April we have a special poetry reading from the
acclaimed author Elizabeth Lynn-Cook filmed at the Pejuta Haka College Center,
as well as special interview with OLC's President Tom Shortbull.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday
8:08am: Woglakapi Show: LeToy Lunderman of White Buffalo Calf Women's Society
8:40am: Tasunka Witko Owayawa
11:46am: Bigfoot Conference Boys All Stars Basketball Game
12:57pm:Woksapi Tipi Presents: Elizabeth Cook-Lynn ,Author, Poet, Historian
2:47pm: Tasunka Witko Owayawa
6:03pm: Woglakapi Show: LeToy Lunderman of White Buffalo Calf Women's Society
6:37pm: Bigfoot Conference Boys All Stars Basketball Game
7:48pm: Woksapi Tipi Presents: Elizabeth Cook-Lynn, Author, Poet, Historian
9:32pm: Bigfoot Conference Boys All Stars Basketball Game
Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday
8:07am: Woglakapi Show: Nick Tilsen, Thunder Valley-Community Dev. Corp.
8:45am: 2011 Tusweca Wacipi Afternoon Session
12:13pm: Bigfoot Conference Girls All Star Basketball Game
1:10pm: 2011 Tusweca Wacipi Evening Session
4:23pm: Joe Lafferty Presentation
5:16pm: Woglakapi Show: Nick Tilsen, Thunder Valley-Community Dev. Corp.
6:08pm: Bigfoot Conference Girls All Star Game
7:05pm: 2011 Tusweca Wacipi Evening Session
10:18pm: Bigfoot Conference Girls All Star Basketball Game
Spring 2011 Calendar (May)
General Construction Spring Session Ends May 6
General Construction Summer Session Begins May 16
Regular Classes End Sunday May 15
Faculty’s Last Day May 20
Make-up Period May 16-20
Grades Due May 20
Memorial Day (Offices Closed) May 30
American Advertising Federation of
Preparing Future Faculty (PFF)
Summer Institute. June 8-11, 2011,
GeoCorps America announces new
GeoCorps American Indian Internships.
●More than ninety different
twelve-week geoscience internships are available in America's amazing public
●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.
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.
SD Indian Business Conference (SDIBA) 2011. May 17 & 18, 2011, Rapid City, SD. Join us to celebrate the growing Indian independent small business sector in our New Native America. Resource Track with sessions designed for Native entrepreneurs. Coaching Corner with business plan help, access to financing, networks and other support services. Free exhibit booth space for Native entrepreneurs. Conference Registration $125. Discounted price is $100 if registered by Saturday, April 30, 2011. Students $50. Register online today: www.sdibaonline.org.
Grief Resolution Training, May 19 & 20, 2011. Prairie Wind Casino Conference Room,
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.”