Oglala Lakota College
Wicah’pi Cikala

(Little Star)


Weekly Bulletin                                            August 11-15, 2014


President’s Office (Tom Shortbull)___Wishing you the best in this final week of registration.   <><><>   BOT Meetings:  August 26--Program Policy @ Noon followed by & Finance at PRCC.  August 27-- Personnel @ 5:00pm at Piya Wiconi.  August 28--BOT @ 5:00pm at Piya Wiconi. 


Wopila!___Wopila to Bessie LeBeau (Registrar) and Faith Moves Camp (Financial Aid Ass’t) for covering OLC’s Woonspe Ocanku (Pathway to Education) radio show yesterday.  You did an outstanding job of informing the listening audience of all the services provided by the registrar and financial aid offices, the policies, the regulations, and the center staff and faculty’s role in getting students registered   – everything a student should know to register at OLC.  Loads of good information.  I truly hope that all new students, returning students and any prospective students were listening.  Actually, I believe Faith has another calling as a news broadcaster!  This is a good example of the importance of having someone from the department or program report on their activities.  Although reporting on KILI is one of the favorite parts of my job, I can read the same info and report on the basics but I’m not able to go as deep into the subject.  And, you all have the excitement of communicating with the students directly and that excitement is reflected in your voice when speaking of your programs.  So, anytime you want to report on your activities on the air you may do so.  Contact me at least a few days prior to the show.  The radio show takes place Tuesday from 4:00-5:00pm.  If there is an event that needs to be reported on before OLC’s scheduled time I’m sure any of the staff or volunteers at KILI will find a time spot for you to report.  <><><>   FYI the Head Start program has a radio show every two weeks on Tuesday at 9:00a.m.  Their staff presents a very informative and fun show.  Congratulations Janice on your new role as Director of the Head Start program!  <><><>   Marilyn


Foundational Studies (Jenni Rodin)___I hope you are all having a wonderful summer!  This is just a reminder of the cut scores. They have been in place since May 1, 2014.  (See Aug. 4 email attachment for the official OLC score-determined course placements.).  Please stress to students the importance of being prepared, well rested, and not in a rush when they take their placement test.  Remember that students are to take the OLC Placement only once, in one sitting, before classes start.  There will be no repeated tests, and no Accuplacer testing at all once classes have begun.  Thank you for your help with this.   <><><>   The Foundational Studies Refresher Sessions will be on August 13th and 14th at the Pine Ridge and He Sapa College Centers in two separate classrooms.  Here is how we will run them:  10-11am: Math 083 and RW 083 Preparation; 11am-12noon: Math 093 and RW 093 Preparation;  12noon-1pm: Math 083 and RW 083 Preparation;  1-2pm: Math 093 and RW 093 Preparation.  PINE RIDGE: Wednesday, August 13—Paul Rooks (RW), Bill Young (RW), Thedna Zimiga (Math), Grady Brunch (Math).  Thursday, August 14—Dana Haug (RW), Paula Rooks (RW), Thedna Zimiga (Math).  HE SAPA/Rapid City:  Wednesday, August 13—Dana Haug (RW).  Thursday, August 14—Bill Young (RW), Grady Brunsch (Math).   <><><>   Hello again!

Please see email to all staff dated August 4 for the descriptions and criteria for the OLC Reading Scholarship and the OLC Math Scholarship.  President Shortbull, Billi Hornbeck and I met last spring to update and clarify these.  Please help us let all the students and staff know about these great opportunities.  Thank you.  <><><>   Refresher sessions will be content focused and run by Foundational Studies instructors.  Instructors will not be administering placement tests at all.  Students may arrange with their counselors to take their OLC Placement Test when they are ready.  Placement tests are to be given only once, at one sitting, and not repeated until midway through the semester.  We will send fliers and do some more publicity.  Thank you for your assistance with this process! 


Math&Science (Karla Witt)___ News from C. Jason Tinant.  Collaboration, teamwork, and seeing a dream become a reality were the common themes expressed by the thirty students, faculty and Pine Ridge community members who attended the sustainable greenhouse groundbreaking ceremony in at the Oglala Lakota College (OLC) Pejuta Haka (Bitter Root) campus in Kyle, SD on August 5, 2014.  The sustainable greenhouse project stems from a community-expressed need for affordable produce.  South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (SDSMT) engineering faculty Drs. Jennifer Benning and Dan Dolan of SDSMT led a senior design team to design a greenhouse to produce food for ten months a year.  The design team, which was led by Lyndsey Penfield a recent SDSMT engineering graduate, met on several occasions with OLC Applied Science faculty members, Lyle Wilson and Lenny Lonehill, and students to develop a greenhouse design.  The Oglala Lakota College –South Dakota State University – SDSMT PreEngineering Educational Collaborative (OSSPEEC) selected the project for inclusion in the 2014 summer research session.  Charles Marks purchased the greenhouse materials through a donation to the OSSPEEC program.  OLC transfer student Bo Paulsen (SDSMT) led the project implementation with assistance from SDSMT students, Lisa Bailey, Leo Chasing in Timber, Logan Gayton, and OLC student Paul Betone.  OLC faculty members and students Jim Sanovia (faculty), C. Jason Tinant (faculty), Shelby Bennett, Leonard Lonehill, Matt Janis, and Willis Zephier (students) are working with Rob Pyatt (UC – Boulder faculty) and SDSMT partners in the environmental monitoring phase of the project.  SDSMT and OLC students will partner in the coming academic year to continue to refine design for up-scale based on the monitoring data.  The sustainable greenhouse project is representative of the vision of the OSSPEEC partnership in which service, shared responsibility, and hands-on learning experiences to meet community defined needs provide a basis for the development of an inquiry-based attitude towards learning for participating engineering students.   


Pejuta Haka CC (Stephanie Sorbel)___WELCOME BACK PHCC STUDENT’S.  A celebration picnic for students, faculty and staff.  Wednesday, September 4th from 4:00-5:00pm.  We will start off with a welcome from the PHCC director, Stephanie Sorbol and new year prayer from Wilmber Mesteth.  Serving free burgers hot dogs, chips and drinks.  In the student lobby at PHCC.


Cheyenne River (Gladys Looking Horse)___Steven King’s Introduction to Literature class at the Cheyenne River College Campus in Eagle Butte traveled out this summer to see The Secret Garden at the Black Hills Playhouse.   The class thoroughly enjoyed the outing, and one student said that it was the first play she had ever seen and that she is determined to see more.


Athletics (Mary Tobacco)___Oglala Lakota Owaya Wankatuya Cante Tinza Skatapi 2014-201 5.   FALL SPORTS:  GOLF: Try-Outs begin August 15 @ 10:00 a.m. at the Multipurpose Building, Piya Wiconi campus.  BASKETBALL:  Try-outs begin October 6 @ 8:30 p.m. at the Multipurpose Building, Piya Wiconi campus.  Info:  Basic Eligibility.  Must have physical completed, submit IHS Exemption; Full-time student, 2.00 GPA.  Other requirements apply.  INTRAMURALS:  Men’s & Women’s Open Basketball League November, 2014.  Co-ed Volleyball League TBA.  Students encouraged to make suggestions.  YOUTH SPORTS: Soccer in participating schools.  Part-time employment opportunity in partnership with SDHSAA and area schools – Officiating basketball, football, volleyball, soccer.  Open to all staff, students, community.  Deadline:  August 22, 2014.  STAFF WELLNESS:  Fitness room open daily at the Multipurpose Building.  CONTACT:  Mary Tobacco:  mtobacco@olc.edu, telephone 605-455-2985.  Visit http://www.olc.edu/athletic_video.htm for registration forms and updates. 


Ag Extension (Leslie Henry)___Wazi Paha Festival. A festival celebrating traditional and contemporary Lakota life-ways.  Saturday, August 30, 2014 at OLC’s Powwow Grounds.  ONE DAY TRADITIONAL POWWOW:  Registration @ 12 Noon; Grand Entry 1:00 p.m. Day money for all dancers in full regalia—3 yrs to Golden Age. First four drums paid.  Specials, Intertribal and Social Dancing.  Competitions start at 1:00 p.m., judging at 3:00 p.m.  Evening meal at 5:00 p.m.  INDIGENOUS  GAMES:  Double Ball & Hand Games.  ARTS & CRAFTS:  Quill jewelry (Only), Beaded jewelry (Only), Quilts & Miscellaneous.  COOK OFF:  Soup, Wojapi, BBQ Beef, Fried Bread (Only).  PRODUC E:  Tomatoes, corn potatoes, jalapeno peppers, bell peppers, zucchini squash (Summer) hubbard squash (Winter) Veggie basket (Vegetable variety needs to be on the label or it cannot be entered in the contest).  Free concessions and vendor space.  Bring your own tables and chairs.  CONTACT;  OLC Agriculture Extension Dept. @ 605-455-6085.

Historical Center (Marilyn Pourier)___OLC’s Summer Artist Series (A Vision of Our History by Lakota Artists) runs for 12 weeks each summer: June 9 – August 30, 2014.  The Historical Center is open fulltime during this period and visitors are greeted by receptionist Amaris Around Him.  The following artists are scheduled for the remainder of the series:  Andrea Two Bulls (Acrylics) August 11-16, Howard Blue Bird (Pencil Drawings) August 18-23 and Carmelita Gibbons (Acrylics) August  25-30.  The center is open Monday—Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm and Saturday from 9:00am to 3:00pm.  Please take a few minutes to venture to the center and check out the artwork and possibly purchase an item to help support the local artists.    


KOLC TV (Tony Brave)___ The day starts off with the Red Cloud Meeting Part 1. Next there is the Water Conference Day 1 Part 1, a meeting that involves the Reservation water rights. After that we have the Little Wound High School Graduation, Class of 2014.  Then comes the 2014 OLC Graduation Pow-wow.  Here are the times below for this weeks programs:

7:11-AM         - Red Cloud Meeting Part 1.

9:09-AM         - Water Conference Meeting Day 1 Part 1.

11:10-AM       - Little Wound High School Graduation 2014.

1:19-PM          - OLC Graduation Pow-wow 2014.

3:12-PM          - Red Cloud Meeting Part 1.

5:10-PM          - Water Conference Meeting Day 1 part 1.

7:11-PM          - Little Wound High School Graduation 2014.

9:20-PM          - OLC Graduation Pow-wow 2014.

Anpetu Waste Lakota Oyate, New schedule for KOLC-TV.