Wicah’pi Cikala

(Little Star)


Weekly Bulletin                                    January 7-11, 2013


Notice!! Changes to Spring 2013 Registration.  Tuesday. November 13, 2012 through Friday , January 11, 2013.  Effective Spring 2013:  OLC will no longer extend registration for students.  Current OLC students should visit their counselor to see what classes they need.  New student will need to bring in your Degree of Indian Blood and High School or GED transcripts.  Course cancellation will be January 15, 2013. 


President’s Office (Tom Shortbull)___BOT meetings.  Tuesday, January 29 – Program Policy @ 12:00 & Finance @ 1:00pm at PRCC.  Wednesday, January 30 – Personnel @ 5:00 pm at Piya Wiconi.  Thursday, January 31 – BOT @ 5:00pm at Piya Wiconi.   


Student Support Services (Milton Fineran)___20 Years!  Our current SSS Program started in 1993, it doesn’t seem that long ago when I developed the first student contact sheet; with a typewriter J We have some new staff on board; Please welcome Fairuz “Gladys” Dakam at our Pejuta Haka CC office and Monica Spider at our Pahin Sinte office; We will be doing Financial Literacy workshops for our participants throughout the Spring 2013 Semester; SSS Grant aid applicants are especially encouraged to attend.  Congratulations to Tearin Garnette!  Winner of the X-Box 360 Raffle. (mom is Tiffany) Thanks to all who purchased tickets to support our annual program awards.


Graduate Studies (Dr. D. Frank)___Application process available online.  Registration ends January 11, 2013 for Spring 2013 Semester: http://olc.edu/local_links/grad_studies/admissions/.  The Graduate Studies Department is accepting applications for Spring 2013 entry in Lakota Leadership and Management and Lakota Leadership and Management: Education Administration degree programs.  ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS:  Candidates must meet the following entrance requirements before being accepted to a degree program as pre admission status. (a) A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution. (b) A 2.50 cumulative GPA.  (c) A 3.00 GPA in undergraduate major field in 300 or higher level coursework.  (d) A 3.00 GPA in all undergraduate Language Arts coursework. (e) Submit and receive a rating of 8 equivalent to .42 or higher on each writing sample: Autobiography and Philosophy of leadership. Writing sample criteria must be in APA style writing.  <><><>  Lakota Leadership and Management (LAKM) entrance requirements:  (a) 2 years of experience working with for profit or nonprofit organizations, and/or community organizations, and/or grassroots community.  (b) Autobiography writing prompt located online at: http://olc.edu/local_links/grad_studies/docs/LakM_autobiography_scoring_rubric.pdf

(c) Philosophy of Leadership writing prompt located online at: http://olc.edu/local_links/grad_studies/docs/LakM_philosophy_and_vision_of_leadership_scoring_rubric.pdf.  <><><>  Lakota Leadership and Management: Education Administration (LMEA) entrance requirements. (a) Received an undergraduate educational bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.  (b) 3 years of verified teaching experience at the elementary level and/or secondary level on a valid elementary and/or secondary teachers certification or another endorsement which includes elementary and/or secondary grades. Two years must include classroom teaching.  (c) A current and valid teaching certificate in elementary or secondary education.  (d) Autobiography writing prompt located online at:  http://olc.edu/local_links/grad_studies/docs/LMEA_autobiography_scoring_rubric.pdf. (e) Philosophy of Leadership writing prompt located online at: http://olc.edu/local_links/grad_studies/docs/LMEA_philosophy_and_vision_of_leadership_scoring_rubric.pdf.   <><><>  ADMISSION PROCEDURES:  Admission protocol for both the Lakota Leadership and Management (LAKM) and Lakota Leadership and Management: Education Administration (LMEA). Prospective students must apply for acceptance into one of the degree programs by completing and submitting the following:  Graduate application; $15.00 application fee; submit all official transcripts specifying the date the degree was conferred; degree of Indian blood or lineage form; current resume; copy of current and valid teaching certificate in elementary or secondary education (for LMEA degree only); three (3) reference letters from employers, community members, or colleagues. For more info contact: Dawn Frank @ 455-6006, dfrank@olc.edu or Diana Cournoyer @ 455-6128 or dcournoyer@olc.edu.  <><><>  Mark your calendar now – April 26, 2013 is the deadline for new incoming students to the Graduate Studies Program for the 2013 Fall Semester. 


Athletics (Mary Tobacco)___ January 2013 Basketball  Schedule (Lady Bravehearts (LBH), Bravehearts (BH):

Jan. 11        5:30 (LBH), 7:00pm (BH)                        Dakota State U @ HOME

Jan. 12        5:30 (LBH), 7:30pm (BH)                        Jamestown @ HOME

Jan. 18        4:00 (LBH), 7:00pm (BH)                        Johnson & Wales @ Denver

Jan. 19        1:00 (LBH)                                       No. New Mexico @ Espanola, NM

Jan. 26        TBA (LBH), 4:00pm (BH)                        Valley City @ Valley City, ND

Jan. 27        2:00pm (LBH), 4:00pm (BH)      Jamestown @ Jamestown, ND

For more info email mtobacco@olc.edu.      Go Bravehearts!


KOLC (Tony Brave)___Hehani Waste, due to some technical difficulties, we do not have times set for this week’s schedule but when the issue is resolved we will resume our weekly programming.

Thank you for your patience. This week will be showing LND language summit keynote speakers, Earl Bull Head and Wilmer Mesteth. Cradle to elder presentation at Pine Ridge college center.  In sports, we got some girl's high school basketball, Little Wound Lady Mustangs versus Lower Brule and St. Francis Lady Warriors versus Pine Ridge Lady Thorpes. The veteran's medal ceremony and Veteran's Powwow 2012. 

Lakota, Nakota, Dakota Language Summit with Earl Bull Head

LND Language Summit with Wilmer Mesteth

Cradle to Elder

Basketball, Girl's: Little Wound -v- Lower Brule and St. Francis -v- Pine Ridge

Veteran's Medal Ceremony

Veteran's Powwow 2012


For more schedule updates and times, check out our facebook page, Please friend us on facebook. 

kolctv.olc@facebook.com,  Thank you, Terrence Little White Man, Production Assistant.


Fall 2012 Calendar (January): 

November-January 11…………       Registration

January 14………………………..         General Construction Spring Session

January 15……………………..…         Course Cancellation Meeting

January 14-25…………………...         ADD or DROP

January 21……………………….          Martin Luther King Holiday

January 21…………………….…          Classes Begin

                                                            (Sunday Classes Begin January 27)

January 28-February 1                      Last Week to Drop 100%




Oglala Lakota College is seeking comments from the public about OLC in preparation for its periodic evaluation by its regional accrediting agency.  The college will undergo a comprehensive evaluation visit on May 6-8, 2013, by a team representing the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.  Oglala Lakota College has been accredited by the Commission since 1983.  The team will review the institution’s ongoing ability to meet the Commission’s Criteria for Accreditation and Assumed Practices.  The public is invited to submit comments regarding the College to:  Public Comment on Oglala Lakota College, The Higher Learning Commission, North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, Illinois 60604-1413.  Comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of the institution or its academic programs.  Comments must be in writing and signed; comments are not confidential.  All comments must be received by April 1, 2013.  Comments may be submitted electronically by using HLC’s website http://www.ncahlc.org/.



USDA Students and Recent Graduates Program.  Outreach Webinar Series:  November 19, 20 & 21, 2012; January 21, 22 & 23 & February 18, 19 & 20, 2013.  All webinars will be conducted from 2-2:30 p.m. (EST).  Topics covered:  An Overview of USDA; An Introduction to the USDA Student and Recent Graduates Program; Available Opportunities, and Basic Qualifications and Application Process.  Who should attend? Faculty and Career Services Staff, and Recent Graduates and Students who are US Residents or US Citizens.  Requirements to participate in webinar: Internet Accessibility and Access to a Computer with Speakers.  Note: Open to all majors: Agriculture, Environment, Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Technology, Business, Management and Other Administrative Majors.  All Webinar Sessions will be recorded and captioned.  Register at: wenndy.carrasco@dm.usda.gov.  On subject line type: “RSVP-USDA Students and Recent Graduates Program Outreach Webinar.”  On the email provide the following: Full name, email address, month and date.  Be sure to indicate in the email message the date you would like to register for the webinar.  Check your time zone.  Copy and save the link after confirming your registration. 


South Dakota Badlands National Park.  Please, find a job announcement attached for season work at Badlands National Park. 

Become a seasonal biological science technician with the Northern Great Plains Exotic Plant Management Team!  Positions are available Badlands NP in South Dakota.  Opportunities to work in some of these other parks: Fort Union Trading Post NHS • Knife River Indian Villages NHS • Fort Laramie NHS • Scotts Bluff NM • Devils Tower NM • Minuteman Missile NHS • Missouri NRR • Niobrara NSR • Mount Rushmore NM • Jewel Cave NM • Wind Cave NP • Agate Fossil Beds NM • Theodore Roosevelt NP •Work and Live in a National Park •Work in Natural Resource Management •Gain Valuable Experience and Possibly Earn College Credits •Help the environment.  Make your resume as detailed as possible and be sure to answer the supplemental questionnaire! Jobs will start in May and end in August or September.  GS-03 to GS-05 pay grades ($12-$15 per hour).  To Apply Go To: www.usajobs.opm.gov search using key words biological science technician and Badlands National Park then follow the instructions. Jobs announcements will be open from January 7 – to January 28th.   For more information please call:  Badlands National Park in South Dakota

-Milt Haar at 605-433-5285, -Mark Slovek at 605-433-5264