Wicah’pi Cikala

(Little Star)

 

Weekly Bulletin                                          March 19-23, 2012

 

Good Luck to OLC Students at AIHEC Competitions!

 

President’s Office (Thomas Shortbull)___Good luck to the students who are participating in the competitions at the AIHEC conference March 24-27, 2012  and the AIHEC Basketball Championships March 21-25.    Thank you for stepping forward to represent OLC in the competitions.  Thank you to the faculty and staff who will be coaching the students and to the staff who will be working at the conference in various roles.

 

OLC Family___Please send your condolences and prayers to Mary Tobacco for the loss of her sister Stephanie Tobacco.  Our condolences also to family and friends of Vincent Fire Thunder, long-time employee of OLC. 

 

Applied Science (Doug Noyes)___Tomorrow, March 21st at 11:00 we will be awarding the first certificates to the first Law Enforcement Academy Preparation class.  The ceremony will be followed by a meal (spaghetti and meatballs).  The event will take place in the large room in the Applied Science building.

 

Math & Science (J. Tinant/Dr. H. LaGarry)___News from Helene Gaddie, Environmental Service Coordinator, M&S Dept.,  455-6004   March 30, 2012, Science Outreach at the Mother Butler Center in Rapid City, SD.  <><><>  Meeting dates – mandatory for all interns: April 20 & May 11.  The OSSPEEC or PEEC Internship kickoff will be held Mid-May.

 

Humanities (Tony Fresquez)___We’re looking for your best writing and artwork! The Humanities Department is publishing a literary magazine this spring, and we need your best stories poems, essays, photographs and artwork.  The best part: You don’t have to be a student, anyone can submit!  All submissions are due by April 15, 2012, please email them to Joe Flood at jflood@olc.edu.

 

Graduate (Dr. Dawn Frank)___If you  are interested in obtaining a master’s degree in one of the following degree programs: Lakota Leadership and Management or Lakota Leadership and Management: Education Administration. The deadline for the applications is April 27, 2012. 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 27, 2012 your application will be reviewed for entering and registering for classes during the 2012-2013 academic year. If we receive your application on April 28, 2012, your application will be reviewed for entering and registering for classes the following year 2013-2014. 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

For more information call Dawn Frank -455-6006 or Gloria Eastman-455-6007 or e-mail us at dfrank@olc.edu or geastman@olc.edu

 

 

 

Lakota Leadership/Management Degree

Requirements

Educational Administration Emphasis

Requirements

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 highlighting life experience supporting yourself as an excellent candidate as a Lakota Leader in Lakota Leadership and Management. What experiences shape your decision to become a Lakota Leader?

 

b)      Philosophy/ Vision of Leadership emphasizing civic engagement regarding current issues in native 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.

a) Autobiography highlighting life experience supporting yourself as an excellent candidate as a Education Lakota Leader in Lakota Leadership & Management What experiences shape your decision to become a Lakota Leader in Education Administration?

        b) Philosophy of educational leadership emphasizing civic engagement regarding current issues in native communities serving native populations.                    

Requirements for the Elementary Principal:

             i.        A bachelor’s or master’s educational degree from a college or university approved for teacher education as defined in §24:53:04 inclusive.

            ii.        Three years of verified teaching experience at the elementary level on a valid elementary teachers certification or another endorsement which includes elementary grades.

          iii.        Internship specific to job responsibilities of the k-8.

Requirements for the Secondary Principal

            i.          A bachelor’s or master’s educational degree from a college or university approved for teacher educational degree from a college or university approved for a teacher education as defined in §24:53:04  inclusive.

          ii.          Three years of verified teaching experience at the secondary level on a valid secondary teacher certificate or another endorsement, which includes secondary grades.

         iii.          The completion of an approved program for secondary principals at an accredited college or university.

 

AIHEC ANNOUNCEMENTS: 31st Annual AIHEC Conference, March 24-27, 2012,  Best Western Ramkota in Rapid City, SD.   Theme: “Honor the Drum.”

One Act Play.   (Coach: Kiri Close) AIHEC 2012 - ONE ACT PLAY begins SUNDAY, March 25th, 1pm in the Lincoln Room at Ramkota Hotel. Please feel welcome to support our two ONE ACT PLAY submissions: A REZ WEDDING & UNCI'S DAY AT THE BUREAU.

OLC AIHEC Teams.

Speech (Coaches: Gary Jones/Stephanie Sorbel): Stephanie Sorbel, Celestine Stadnick, Wiyaka His Horse is Thunder, Jhacie Long Soldier, Tyler One Horn, Elliot Hamilton, Anna Solomon, Cherish Waters, Jessie Waters.

Handgames (Coach: Vevina White Hawk): Jeren Two Crow, Will Spotted Eagle, Marlon Kelly, Tyler Dubray , Isaac Weston, Pauline Fast Wolf, Cydnee Walking Eagle, Casandra One Horn, Vonna Blacksmith, Lynn Janis, Calsee Has No Horse, Kolette Medicine, Edwin Harris, Lolita Attack Him, *Hoksila Mesteth, *Dakota Mesteth. *Rachel Mesteth, *Quentin Red Bear   (*Singers).   

Knowledge Bowl: Fletcher Cox, Bridgette Mills, Melorie Miner, Lynelle O'Rourk, Darcy DeSersa.  Critical Inquiry:  Monica Spider, Heidi Aldrich, Gertrude Bearing (HSCC), Charles Eagle Bull. 

One Act Play 1:  Julia Red Bear, Shannon Whiting, Shields King, Gus Yellow Hair, Dustin Kills Straight, Terry Featherman, Tom Swift Bird.  One Act Play 2:  Fletcher Cox, Bernice Simeon, Darrel Red Wing, Jeffrey Not Help Him, Andrew Herman, Rebecca Lone Elk. 

Traditional Plants:  Tracy Thunder Hawk, Ulrike Werner, Nick Gibbons, Frank Archambaul. 

Science Bowl/Poster/Oral Competition:  LaDonna No Neck, Michelle Lebeau,  Calvin Cutschall, Lester Richards, Curtis Belile, Rebecca Bingham, Kyle White, David Fisher. 

Business Bowl: Michael Solomon, Melissa Martin, Stephanie Cuny, Carol Big Crow. 

Mr. AIHEC:  Ronald Adams

AIHEC Student of the Year: Lester Wells, Jr.

Volleyball: Akisa Milk, Michael Ten Fingers, John Hollow Horn, Sunny O'Rourke, Wenona DeSersa, Desirae Blacksmith,Rebecca Ten Fingers,Alyssa Looks Twice.

Archery:  (TBA)

Student Senators:  Aloysius Wounded Head, Jeanette White Eyes, Lindsey Long, Deidra Moves Camp, Rebecca Lone Elk, Kyle White. 

AIHEC Archery:  Coaches:  Those students who qualified to be announced.  Marcel Bull Bear mabullbear@olc.edu and Joe Flood @  jflood@olc.edu.  <><><>  News from Mary Tobacco.  The following teams have registered for Archery for participation in the 31st Annual AIHEC Student Conference:  Oglala Lakota—Men & Women;  LacCourte Oreillesz Ojibwe—Men; Institute of American Indian Arts—Women;  United Tribes—Men & Women; Navajo Technical—Men & Women; Little Priest—Men & Women; Ft. Berthold—Men & Women; Sinte Gleska—Men& Women; Wind River: Men & Women; Red Crow: Men & Women.

AIHEC National Basketball Championships: March 21-25, 2012, 2012 AIHEC National Basketball Championships.  Hosted by Oglala Lakota College, Chamionship games at Ice Arena, Rushmore Plaza Civic Center Rapid City, SD.  Team check-in March 21st.    Men’s & Women’s Pool 1 & 2 games will be held on Thursday and Friday at BHSU, Ice Arena and South 1 with championship games all to be held at the Ice Arena.  See OLC’s website (Athletics) for schedule.  The Basketball Championship awards and recognition will take place at the AIHEC Conference Welcome Reception.  Contact:  Athletics Director & Women’s Basketball Coach: Mary Tobacco (605) 455-2985, fax (605) 455-2987, Text (605) 454-5632.   Men’s Basketball Coach: Beau LeBeaux 455-2985, blebeau@olc.edu.  For schedules, scores, rosters and further updates visit Athletics at www.olc.edu.  

 

KOLC-TV  (Kathy Aplan/Tony Brave This week on KOLC-TV! March Madness continues as we have 5 new basketball games airing this week. First off we have the Little Wound Mustangs trying to knock off the Pine Ridge Thorpes for the District 14A Championship. In the Boys 15A District Championship the Red Cloud Crusaders battle  an intense game against the Custer Wildcats that goes down to the last shot! Both games feature special play-by-play commentary from Tom Casey and Tally Plume of KILI Radio. We also follow the Red Cloud Crusaders to the Region 8A Championships against the St. Thomas More Cavaliers with a trip to the state tournament on the line. Rounding out hoops for this week we have a double header from Piya Wiconi as both the women and men Bravehearts collide with the Little Bighorn College Rams in what could be a potential playoff match-up this week during the AIHEC Basketball Tournament. Also new this week we have a special artist profile of Keith Braveheart and his unique art-work and the "Women's Gathering" from Mission South Dakota aimed at strengthening and promoting Lakota womanhood.
Good Luck to the OLC Bravhearts this week during the AIHEC Basketball Tournament! Special thanks to Ladeanne Young Bull Bear for her help filming and editing.


Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Monday
 8:08am: Lakota-Isleta Pueblo Artist Keith Brave Heart
 8:29am: 2012 Boys Basketball District 14A Championships: Pine Ridge Thorpes vs. Little Wound Mustangs
 9:48am: Oglala Lakota College Lakota Language Speech Competition
 1:00pm: 2012 Boys Basketball District 15A Championships: Red Cloud Crusaders vs. Custer Wildcats
 2:30pm: 2011 Black Hills Powwow Saturday Night Grand Entry
 5:19pm: Lakota-Isleta Pueblo Artist Keith Brave Heart
 5:40pm: 2012 Boys Basketball District 14A Championships: PR Thorpes vs. Little Wound Mustangs
 7:00pm: 2012 Boys Basketball District 15A Championships: Red Cloud Crusaders vs. Custer Wildcats
 8:30pm: 2011 Lakota Dakota Nakota Language Summit Keynote Address
 9:43pm: Lakota-Isleta Pueblo Artist Keith Brave Heart
10:05pm:2012 Boys Basketball District 14A Championships: PR Thorpes vs. Little Wound Mustangs
11:23pm:2012 Boys Basketball District 15A Championships: Red Cloud Crusaders vs. Custer Wildcats
Wednesday Friday Sunday
8:08am: Women's Gathering
10:00am: OLC College Basketball: Lady Bravehearts vs. Little Bighorn College Lady Rams
11:22am: Iron Pony Ride
 1:11pm: OLC Men's College Basketball: Bravehearts vs. Little Bighorn College Rams
 2:38pm: Women's Gathering
 4:17pm: 2012 Region 8A Boys Basketball Championships: Red Cloud Crusaders vs. St. Thomas Moore Cavaliers
 5:25pm: Pte Oyate Wounspe ( Buffalo Nation Learning Session) with Rick Two Dogs and Ed Iron Cloud III
 6:35pm: OLC Men's College Basketball: Bravehearts vs. Little Bighorn College Rams
 8:03pm: Women's Gathering
 9:42pm: 2012 Region 8A Boys Basketball Championships: Red Cloud Crusaders vs. St. Thomas Moore Cavaliers
10:50pm: OLC College Basketball: Lady Bravehearts vs. Little Bighorn College Lady Rams
 Jesse ShortBull, Production Assistant KOLC-TV (605)-455-6102


Fall 2011/Spring 2012 Schedule (February/March)

Spring Break (No Classes)                                          March 26-30

AIHEC 2012 (Rapid City)                                         March 24-27

 

Student Internships: 

The Design.  Native American Art Contest. $1000 Cash Award. Deadline March 30, 2012.  Design an art piece for the cover of a book titled, Native American College and Career Success to be published by Kendall Hunt Publishing.   This textbook will be used by Native American students who are beginning college.  The major topics in the textbook are college, career and lifelong success for Native American students.  This book helps students discover their personal strengths, choose a major, improve study skills, develop lifelong success skills and think positively about the future.  One of the major themes is that students can be more successful if they think positively about themselves and value their culture. This textbook will be used with Native American Students throughout the United States and Canada.   The art work may appear in future editions of this textbook throughout the years.  The Requirements: The original art work will be used on the cover of standard 8.5 X 11 inch textbook.  Kendall Hunt Publishing will use the art work to complete the design of the cover including the title and any text needed on the cover.  Submit your entry as a .jpeg or .tif with high resolution (at least 300 dpi.)  You can photograph an original piece of art and submit the photograph.  The winner of the contest will be required to sign a release for publication.  If any photographs of individuals are used in the design, the subjects would have to give signed permission to use the photographs.  How to Enter: Send your entry to Dr. Marsha Fralick at mfralic1@san.rr.com by March 30. Include your contact information including your name, college you are attending and phone number.  All entries will be judged by the textbook authors and the editor of the textbook.  The winner will be announced by April 6 and a check for $1000 will be sent to the winner.  The winner of the contest would receive a copy of the textbook with the art on the cover as well as a credit line with the name of the artist included in the textbook.   

 

NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) in Cybersecurity http://www.dsu.edu/reu.  Summer Program: May 29 – July 27, 2012.  Application deadline: March 31, 2012.  Dakota State University, Madison, South Dakota.  This is a nine-week summer program on the Dakota State University campus in Madison, South Dakota sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF).  During the summer program, students will work with DSU faculty to learn about cybersecurity research. Assurance and security of our nation’s information and communications infrastructure is a national priority.  Career opportunities in cybersecurity are on the rise. DSU is one of the national Centers of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education as designated by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security.  *Benefits*  * Get paid: The total stipend is $4,320; in addition to paid round-trip travel expenses, paid housing and meals; and paid fitness Center pass.  * Come study with nationally recognized faculty.  * Join other selected students from all over the country who share your interest in cybersecurity. * Explore and play in our hands-on, state-of-the-art technical labs. * Gain experience that will add value to your future applications and resume. * Visit South Dakota places of interest.  *Eligibility*  Students who are U.S. citizens, or permanent residents, in their sophomore or junior year of undergraduate study in computer science, computer and network security, software engineering, information systems, or related areas, who plan to complete a degree program. Applicants must have a research interest in information assurance and security, preferably with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Students with a strong research motivation but a relatively lower GPA are encouraged to apply. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.  *Important Dates*  Application Deadline: March 31, 2012.  Notification: Saturday, April 15, 2012. Summer program: May 29 – July 27, 2012.  Applications are now being accepted. For more information, visit http://www.dsu.edu/reu

 

Volunteer Summer Seasonal Positions, Environmental and Heritage Interpreter.  Hudson-Meng Education and Research Center, Oglala National Grassland, Nebraska National Forest and Grasslands, Chadron, NE.  Volunteers will design and give interpretative programs to the public on a variety of topics, including archaeology, grasslands ecology and wildlife.  Volunteers will also assist in the development of educational materials about Hudson-Meng and Toadstool Geologic Park.  Volunteers must commit to a minimum of one entire session, but may participate in more.  Three volunteers will be selected for each session.  The Center is willing to sponsor undergraduate or graduate students who volunteer as interpreters and with to earn college credit for their experiences by completing an independent study or internship program through their respective academic institutions.  Session 1: May 26-June 23, 2012.  Session 2: June 20-July 18, 2012.  Session 3: July 15-August 12, 2012.  Session 4: August 8-September 5, 2012.  Three individuals/couples per 4-week session.  For questions concerning this position contact Dennis Kuhnel: Phone 308-432-0300.  Email: dkuhnel@fs.fed.us.  Also see www.passportintime.com for more info. 

 

CAREER DISCOVERY INTERNSHIP PROGRAM.  Paid Internship with US Fish & Wildlife Service & The Student Conservation Association.  Designed for First and Second Year Students.  ALL MAJORS:  SCA and the US Fish and Wildlife Service have over 50 new paid internships in the Career Discovery Internship Program designed to provide people with ethnically and culturally diverse backgrounds the chance to learn about conservation science, management and career options through “real world” projects.  The positions themselves are diverse: from interacting with the public through visitor services to wildlife surveys, invasive species control, resource management – and more. These are SCA expense-paid internships with the usual housing and roundtrip travel provided.  A list of internships will be sent when available.  THE DETAILS:  • Designed for students of ethnically diverse backgrounds.  • 12 week positions at US Fish and Wildlife Service Refuges • An additional week of training at one of two central locations • Living allowance of $400.00/week • Housing and transportation provided • Preference is for first and second year college students • Must be a college student for all of 2012-13 school year • Must be available either from 5/21/2012 to 8/17/2012 or 5/28/2012 to 8/24/2012. • Must be a US Citizen.  APPLICATION PROCESS:  Start your “Internship/Corps” application with the Student Conservation Association online in MySCA (http://mysca.force.com/member [1]).  Next send us an email message at admissions@thesca.org [2] with the subject “Career Discovery Internship” and ask for us to waive the application fee.  We will also send you a list of the internship positions available.  Contact 603-543-1700, Ext 1499 or admissions@thesca.org [3]  with your questions.  Whether you’re just interested in learning more about conserving the natural world or deeply involved in scientific research through your academic program, apply now to get hands-on experience.  Mike Maher, Campus Recruiting Manager, The Student Conservation Association, 689 River Road / PO Box 550, Charlestown, NH 03603-0550, www.thesca.org.