Oglala Lakota College
Wicah’pi Cikala

(Little Star)


Weekly Bulletin                                            May 12-16,2014


Fall 2014 Registration: April 21 thru August 15, 2014


President’s Office (Tom Shortbull)___ As I mentioned at the last All Staff meeting, there will be a Wopila Ceremony on Friday, May 16, 2014  at Piya Wiconi to give thanks for making it through another successful year at OLC.  This year is an especially important time to give thanks as we were able to overcome a number of major challenges to our College. The ceremony will begin at 10:30 a.m. at the Pow Wow grounds.(If there is inclement weather, we will move the ceremony to the Multi-purpose building)  Wilmer Mesteth will conduct the Wopila Ceremony. The noon meal provided by the College will be a traditional meal of bapa soup, taniga soup, wojapi, and fried bread.  It would be appreciated if any staff or faculty who would like to help with the meal bring additional fry bread, wojapi, meat soup, and any other traditional meal. Let my Assistant, Diane, know what you will bringing to the Wopila Ceremony  <><><>  May BOT Meetings:  May 27: Program Policy @ noon and Finance @ 1:00pm at the Pine Ridge CC; May 28  Personnel @ 5:00pm at Piya Wiconi.  May 29:  BOT Meeting @ 5:00pm at Piya Wiconi. 


OLC Family:  Congratulations to Dr. Ahmed Al-Asfour (Chair, Business Department) for receiving his doctorate from the University of Wyoming!! 


Graduate Studies (Sandra White Shield Administrative Assistant)__ The Graduate Studies Department is happy to announce and to invite you to the colloquium of Norma Brown bull.   Norma will present information from her thesis on“The Impact of School Facilities on Student Attendance within a High School on the Pine Ridge”. The presentation will be this Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at the Pejuta Haka College Center at 6:00 PM. 


Library (Michelle May)___ Open Political Forum for South Dakota Congressional, Senatorial and Gubernatorial Candidates at OLC Piya Wiconi Campus Library, 3 Mile Creek Rd, Kyle, SD Friday, May 16, 2014, 1:00pm. Call 455-6069 for more information and travel directions! Oglala Lakota College Woksape Tipi Academic/Public Library & Archives, Friday, May 16, 2014, 1:00pm until finished.   The topics to be discussed will include but not limited to the following issues XL Pipeline, minimum wage, EB5-Beef Packing Plant, BIA and IHS funding, and Medicaid expansion. CANDIDATES!!!   PINE RIDGE RESERVATION VOTERS WELCOME YOU TO THE LAND OF THE OGLALA!   The following candidates have been invited to participate. SD Gubernatorial Candidates: Dennis Daugaard – Incumbent; Lora Hubbel - Former State Representative; Joe Lowe - Former Director State Wildland Fire Suppression Division; Susan Wismer - State Representative; Mike Myers (Independent) - Retired Law Professor, Ex-Hospital CEO & Navy Veteran, F26 year Law professor at USD.   Senatorial Candidates: Mike Rounds - Former governor; Larry Rhoden - South Dakota State Senator; Stace Nelson- South Dakota state legislator; Annette Bosworth; Jason Ravnsborg;  Rick Weiland; Larry Pressler; Gordon Howie - Former SD State Senator];  Clayton Walker. Congressional Candidates: Kristi Noem – Incumbent;  Corinna Robinson. CONFIRMATION:  Gubernatorial: (R) Lora Hubbel; (D) Joe Lowe; (I) Mike Myers.  Senatorial:  (R) Stace Nelson. Written Declines: (R) Dennis Daugaard; (R) Larry Rhoden; (R) Kristi Noem.  <><><>  May 16 has been selected to allow individuals the opportunity to register to vote and/or change their political affiliation deadline on May 19, 2014 for the primary election on June 3, 2014.  The following nominations are made in the party primary elections, if needed, held on June 3, 2014: U.S. Senate - 6 year term; U.S. Representative - 2 year term; Governor - 4 Year Term; 105 Legislators (35 Senate, 70 House) - 2 year term.  http://ballotpedia.org/United_States_Senate_elections_in_SouthDakota,_2014.  <><><>   Rescheduled FROM May 2, NOW.... JUNE 21, 2014, 3:00 PM, Woksape Tipi BOOKSIGNING with TASUNKA artist Don Montileaux and Lakota translator Agnes Gay....call OLC library 455-6069 for more information!!!!


Athletic Director (Mary Tobacco)___ Multipurpose Building Schedule.  DAILY:  8:00pm-10:00pm FITNESS ROOM OPEN FOR STAFF & FACULTY Contact Billi Hornbeck for changes.   Schedule subject to change.  <><><>  Announcements:  OLC Youth Sports is looking for interested individuals to officiate soccer for K-5th grades in Wambli, Red Cloud, Loneman, Wounded Knee, and Porcupine.  Training provided.  Please contact Mary Tobacco at 455-2985 or mtobacco@olc.edu.   <><><>  OLC YOUTH SPORTS BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT OLC MULTIPURPOSE, KYLE MAY 15, 17-18, 2014.   DIVISIONS: 16-18 Boys & Girls, 13-15 Boys & Girls, 10-12 Boys & Girls ENTRY FEE: $75.00 DEADLINE TO ENTER: MAY 14, 2014.  CONTACT: MARY AT (605) 454-5632 OR EMAIL marytobacco@gmail.com.  Oglala Lakota College is an alcohol, drug, and violence free campus. Concessions will be sold.


Book Store (Myreen Iron Cloud)___Sell your textbooks at the OLC Bookstore on the Piya Wiconi campus.  Monday, May 19th, 9:00am to 4:30pm and Tuesday, May 20th, 9:00am to 4:30pm.  Bring all CD’s DVD’s and supplemental materials purchased with your textbooks.  Contact: 605-455-6075. 

Education (Thomas Raymond)___Students planning to do their student teaching next fall or in the Spring of 2015 need to be aware that the deadline date for the Spring Semester of 2014-2015 is September 25, 2014.  Incomplete Applications or Applications submitted after the due date WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

Activities Committee (Theresa Lone Hill)___Reminder:  Graduation weekend and powwow is around the corner, June 20 -22.  Thank you to all who have donated to date.  The category sheet is posted by the Business Office at Piya Wiconi.  If you select your category to donate to you still have time for payroll deduction, a little bit taken directly out of your check.  You won’t miss it!  So, stop by Piya Wiconi and select which category you would like to sponsor, the payroll deduction forms are right there with the category sheet……  Each category is ranging from $500 down to $40 or you can give any amount even if it is only $5 or $10.  Let’s all work together and have a Fabulous Graduation Celebration!!  Come in, sign up on the sheet, fill out your payroll D form, take it to Holly in payroll and you’re all set!!  Wanda Reddy, Activities Committee Secretary/Direct Mail Clerk.


KOLC TV (Tony Brave)___ Anpetu Waste Lakota Oyate,  Here is what sill be showing this week on KOLC-TV.  First we start off on the Morning sun show.  Getting more knowledge on Lakota Culture. next off with Kevin Locke,  a talented man that shows hoop dancing, story telling and Lakota ways. After that we will have the Honoring of WW2 Veterans that was held in Wambli. Next up the BJ Weston memorial basketball tournaments with the last epic game -- hotshots vs Thorpes. Coming in after that is the Black Hills pow-wow contest # 1.  An last coming in is Wilmer’s night dance.  A great event for the whole family to enjoy.  It will take you on through the night with dancing and story telling.

7:13 - am - The Morning sun show part 2

7:44 - am - Kevin Locke

9:07 - am - BJ Weston Memorial basketball Hotshots vs Thorpes 

10:24 -am- black hills pow-wow contest # 1 

12:33-pm - The Honoring of WW2 vets

 2:25- pm - Wilmer Mesteths night dance

  6:46 -pm - The Morning sun show

 7:18 -pm - Kevin Locke

 8:41 -pm - BJ Weston Memorial Basketball hotshots vs Thorpes

 9:57 -pm - black hills pow-wow contest # 1

12:07-am - The Honoring of WW 2 vets

 1:59 -am - Wilmer Mesteths night dance

Wopila Tanka, KOLC-TV, Anthony Brave, KOLC-TV Manager



TAKING APPLICATIONS FOR AMERICORPS POSITIONS AT RED CLOUD  And OUR LADY OF LOURDES For school year 2014-15 Deadline is June 1, 2014 Stipend and Education Award.  For more information and to pick up applications CONTACT: Margi Bettelyoun at Red Cloud School, 867.5888 ext. 216 Red Cloud Indian School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



Summer job opportunities with the US Forest Service in Colorado and Wyoming. 

My name is Jon Myers and I work for the US Forest Service in Colorado.  We are looking to outreach the attached link listing temporary summer jobs located on the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest located in Colorado and Wyoming.  There are a variety of jobs available working in the following programs; Range, Forestry, Recreation, Wildlife, Hydrology, and others located in a variety of work locations from Douglas, Wyoming down to Yampa, Colorado.  If you can please help us advertise these opportunities we would appreciate it.  Many of these job announcements will close mid-February, so if there are any interested candidates they will need to act fast!  The link below lists the jobs available and there is an applicant guide to help folks get started.  All of the jobs must be applied for online at the USAJOBS website.  Thanks in advance for helping share this opportunity.  If you have questions please let me know!  Thanks for your time.  http://www.fs.usda.gov/main/mbr/about-forest/jobs





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Lakota Oyate kin Wounspe Tantanhan un Tokata Etkiya Igloapi Kte