Wicah’pi Cikala

(Little Star)

“Celebrating 40 years ~ 1971-2011”

OLC Weekly Bulletin                                     April 25-29, 2011


Congratulations to students placing in AIHEC Competitions!   Critical Inquiry 3rd: Charles Bush & Charles Eagle Bull <> Speech 3rd: Tyler One Horn <> Art/Beadwork 2nd: Luke Dubray <>  Art/ Quillwork 3rd: Mark White Bull <>  Film Festival 3rd: Dena Lone Hill <>  Science Oral 3rd: Rebecca Bingham <>  Science Poster 3rd: Brandon One Feather <>  Business Competition. Economics 1st & Management 3rd: Nichole Cottier <>  One Act Play 3rd: Tyler One Horn, Adonnica Little, Lori Chavez, Jeff Not Help Him & Corey Stover <>  Archery Team 3rd: Preston Tuttle, Akisa Milk, Frank Yellow Hawk & Anthony Spotted Wolf   <> Volleyball Team 1st: Nichole Cottier, Alicia Running Eagle, Desirae Blacksmith, Lisa Bear Robe, John Hollow Horn & William Kills Enemy.   Thank you all for representing OLC, your families, your communities & the Oglala Nation.  And, last but not least, a big thank you to all the coaches. 


Wopila to all the administrative professionals for all that you do and for all the support you offer your supervisors.  April 27th was officially named Administrative Professionals Day but please know that every day is your day, we could not get through a day without  you.   You are greatly appreciated. 


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 Bismarck, North Dakota.  This meeting date will be the last of the committee meetings for the academic year.  The second All Staff will be held on May 13th at 10:30 a.m., and it will be when we have the end of the year Staff Awards.  Diane Winters will send reminder notices on these two All Staff meetings.

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).


Library (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 Alliance.  Thank you very much to OLC staff person Jesse Short Bull, a member of NYLA, for contacting NYLA and soliciting the extra funds!  In addition, the first 20 participants will receive a write-in journal.  We have also decided to open the Poetry Slam to the public so spread the word!   <><><>    NetLibrary contains a full text collection of 10,000+ commercially published books in the arts, humanities, social sciences, life and physical sciences, business, computers & more, plus Cliffs Notes.  Visit the library’s databases page for more information on the many resources available to staff and students at OLC!  http://library.olc.edu/collections/databases.html.  


Math & 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 Earth.  April 29, 2011—8:30 a.m.-Night.  Environmental Issues in Lakota Land * Lakota Story Telling * Lakota Games * Physics * Archery * Hanwaci (Night Dance).  Hosted at Piya Wiconi and Pejuta Haka College Center Campuses.  Speakers include Merle “Misty” Brave, OLC Faculty/AISES Chapter Co-Advisor; Charmaine White Face-Defenders of the Black Hills, and OLC Math and Science Interns.  Sponsored in partnership with OLC AISES Chapter, OlC SEMAA and the Math & Science Dept.  For information contact: Helene Gaddie @ 605-455-6004 or email hgaddie@olc.edu.  <><><>  OLC & SEMAA Career Day, Monday, May 2nd @ Porcupine School.  Special guest retired air force pilot and former astronaut Duane “Digger” Carey.  10:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.  Learn about scholarships and career opportunities in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) fields, you could even work for NASA!!  Meet local college reps and Native professionals in the sciences.  Juniors and Seniors sign up with you counselor to attend either session.  Study and earn a place as a team member on NASA’s next moon mission, ORION!  Any one attending must RSVP due to limited space. Contact Dean-o Haley @ OLC Math, Science & Technology Dept.: dhaley@olc.edu or 455-6058. 


Assessment (Lenora Hudson)___The ETS Praxis II examination for teachers is to be held Saturday, April 30, 2011, at the Oglala Lakota College Pejuta Haka College Center in Kyle, SD, and at other colleges such as Black Hills State University.  Please closely review your test center location on your admission ticket or electronic ticket confirmation.  Again, if you are testing at OLC, it will be held at the Pejuta Haka College Center in Kyle, SD, not Piya Wiconi.  For more info call: 455-6044.


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 slewis@olc.edu.


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.


  1. A Bachelor degree from a Regionally Accredited Institution.
  2. A 2.5 GPA with 3.0 in major field.
  3. Must have a 3.0 GPA in all undergraduate Language Arts course work.
  4. Two writing samples using APA writing style

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 dfrank@olc.edu or geastman@olc.edu.  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 Kyle, SD.  This event is for the Graduate Candidates who will have completed their final Capstone project for the Lakota Leadership and Management and Lakota Leadership and Management: Education Administration Degree program.  For more information please contact the Graduate Studies Personnel at (605) 455-6007 or email dfrank@olc.edu, athompson@olc.edu, geastman@olc.edu, dcournoyer@olc.edu,   <><><>  GRADUATE STUDIES 2011 TANKAL LAKA OMNICIYE.  The Graduate Studies Department would like to send out a save the date announcement regarding the 2011 “Tankal Laka Omniciye” for the graduate students, OLC PhD fulltime and PhD adjunct faculty, and OLC Staff interested in being on a Graduate Students Committee.  This Gathering will be held at the Multi Purpose Building located on the Piya Wiconi Campus in Kyle, SD on Friday May 13, 2011 from 12:00 pm to 3:00pm immediately following the 2011 CAP/SCAP Colloquium. This reception is to assist the Graduate student who wishes to enter the SCAP/CAP next year in selecting a committee member(s). Graduate Candidates will be able to meet with all OLC PhD faculty and staff to discuss their SCAP/CAP topic and research ideas.  Only the Graduate Candidates who have attended the Mandatory and required CAP/SCAP preparation meeting held on April 11 or 14, 2011, should attend.  For more information please contact the Graduate Studies Personnel at (605) 455-6007 or email dfrank@olc.edu, athompson@olc.edu, geastman@olc.edu, dcournoyer@olc.edu,


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   - kclose@olc.edu, BLOG: http://mail.olc.edu/~kclose/index.php, Twitter, Facebook, Bebo, Skype.  Gerald Cournoyer @ 455-6089 or gcournoyer@olc.edu.


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


Student Notices: 


American Advertising Federation of the Black Hills.  Scholarship 2012.  The AAF-BH Scholarship Program assists talented students in their studies of advertising and related fields.  The deadline for submission is April 30, 2011.  The scholarship award students who, in addition to showing creativity and promise, have demonstrated leadership qualities through employment, participation in school and community activities, volunteer work and/or projects.  The $500 scholarship is available to applicants who are currently high-school seniors or students enrolled at an accredited post-secondary school in South Dakota.  Applicants must complete an application online.  The advertising and marketing academic scholarship will be awarded for the spring 2012 semester.  For more info contact AAF-BH by email at info@aafblackhills.org or call 605-863-2816.


Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) Summer Institute.  June 8-11, 2011, Washington DC.  PFF is designed to provide advanced doctoral students with intensive training and experiences to enhance their preparation for the professoriate.  Deadline for Nominations is May 2, 2011. Students must be nominated by a faculty member or an AGEP or SBE Alliance Program staff member.  Nomination forms can be downloaded at www.gs.howard.edu/agep/pff%20nom_form.pdf.  Contact: Dr. Kamla B. Deonauth, Director PFF Summer Institute, Howard Univ. Graduate School.  202-806-5936 (voice) 202-319-7838 (fax), pffsummerinstitute@yahoo.com.  www.gs.howard.edu/agep. 


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.


Community Notices:


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, Pine Ridge, SD.  How to cope with the losses, the guilt, shame, anger and sorrow of it all.  Helping children and family members who need your support.  How to take care of you while trying to help them.  Finding solace in the memories shared and honoring those you have lost.  Presented by: Verlyn Long Wolf, CCDC and Evelyn Leite, MHR,LPC.  $100.00 for two healing days.  Must register by:  May 16, 2011 Call Evelyn @ 605-484-0576 or Verlyn @ 605-454-5212, Living with Solutions:  PO Box 9702, Rapid City, SD, 57709


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.”