oglala Lakota College
Wicah’pi Cikala

(Little Star)



Weekly Bulletin                                           February 16-20, 2015


President’s Office (Tom Shortbull)____February BOT Meetings: Program Policy, Wednesday, February 18 @ 5:00pm at PRCC; Finance, Thursday, February 19 @ Noon at Piya Wiconi; Personnel, Monday, February 23 @ 5:00 at Piya Wiconi; BOT, Thursday, February 26 @ 5:00pm at Piya Wiconi. 

Education (Tom Raymond)___ Any Education /Early Childhood students who plan on doing their Student Teaching in the Fall 2015 semester need to turn in a complete application by February 25,  2015. Contact the Education Department or your advisor for application and checklist before the February deadline.  <><><>  The Education Department hosted a free webinar to help all ED/ECH students prepare for taking the required Praxis II test.  If any students who missed the webinar would like a link to a prerecorded session contact the Education Dept. at 605-455-6012 for further information. The Ed. Dept. would like to thank all of the center staff for allowing the Education faculty to host this webinar at their centers.  Alicia Zephier, Education Secretary.   <><><>  Please be advised that anyone wishing to make a donation by payroll deduction for the powwow being hosted by the Lakota Woglaka Wounspe language immersion school may do so by emailing your donation request to Holly Provost.  The powwow originally scheduled for February 6 has been moved to March 13, 2015 at OLC’s multi-purpose building.   During the school year the Teca Wacipi is hosted by each of the K-12 schools throughout the reservation.    

MS&T (Karla Witt)___Forward from desk of Dr. LaGarry.  The High School Scholarship deadline is quickly approaching.  If you have a high school senior or know of a senior who might be interested in one of our scholarships please encourage them to fill out an application.  There are six scholarships ranging in value from $100 to $1000.  NAS High School Scholarship Application Form.  If you have any questions don't hesitate to call the office at 402-472-2644.  Cecelia Dorn, Executive Secretary, NAS.  NEBRASKA ACADEMY OF SCIENCES SCHOLARSHIP.  cholarships sponsored by the Nebraska Academy of Sciences, Inc. require the completion of the Application Summary.  In addition, scholarship applications require some written information, usually in the form of an essay referring to the particular scholarship –each is somewhat different in its requirements.  Supporting information is also necessary, such as a list of the applicant’s activities and related accomplishments, testimonial letters from 2-3 supervisors or teachers, grade reports, etc.  Please refer to the scholarship description for specific requirements.  Typed material is preferred but clear handwriting is acceptable.  The deadline for all scholarships is March 1.  All materials should be sent to:  NEBRASKA ACADEMY OF SCIENCES, INC., SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION.  P.O. BOX 880339.  LINCOLN, NE 68588. 


Woksape Tipi/Archives (Michelle May)___PRESENTING:  Dr. AC Ross to speak on his Published work “ Mitakuye Oyasin.”  Winner of the 1992 "Top 50" Recognition Award at the Frankfort International Bookfair, Mitakuye Oyasin is an American Indian "Roots" story. It compares the myths and legends of the American Indian with the world's major philosophies and religions.  When:  March 6, 2015.  Where: Woksape Tipi Library.  Everybody is welcome!  Please call: 455-6069 for inquiries.  Refreshments will be served. 


Humanities & Soc. Science (Kim Bettelyoun)___OLC students, faculty, and staff have a new opportunity to share their research activities with the OLC community.  On Friday, April 24, 2015, we will be holding the OLC Research Symposium at the Math and Science Building. We are seeking participation from anyone at our institution who is doing research, and we would like to see participation from a wide variety of fields and individuals.  For those who have not participated in this type of event in the past, there will be a number of panels composed of 3 or 4 presenters and a discussant.  Each presenter will send a copy of their research paper to the discussant a couple of weeks before the Research Symposium.  At the Symposium, each presenter will have 15 to 20 minutes to talk about their research efforts and results.  Then the discussant will draw out themes from the research that has been presented.  If there is time, the audience will be able to ask questions.  This is an opportunity for students to get experience with an important professional activity.  This type of experience looks great on a student's resume as they go forward into their career and/or graduate school.  Students are encouraged to seek the support of faculty and staff members to participate in this event.  Faculty and staff are encouraged to identify student work that would be appropriate for the Symposium -- and to present their own.  If you are interested in participating, please fill out the attached, short proposal form.  Send it to me no later than March 6.  If you have any questions, let me know.  See email to allstaff & allstudents dated Tuesday, January 6, 2015 for Proposal for Presentation form for completion.

Thanks for your participation!  Lilias Jones Jarding, Ph.D. ,  Associate Professor, Department of Humanities and Social Science, OLC, (605) 787-2872. ljarding@olc.edu


AIHEC Announcements 

AIHEC Conference March 15-17, “Planting Seeds of Knowledge for the 21st Century.”  Albuquerque Convention Center, NM.

Competitions: 3D Modeling + New Media, Archery, Art, Business Bowl, Chess, Computer Programming, Critical Inquiry, Film Festival, Hand Games, Knowledge Bowl, One-Act Play, Science Bowl, Scientific Oral Presentation.  Events/Activities: Poetry Slam, 5K Run, Local Tour, Mr. & Mrs. AIHEC, Powwow, Workshops


Coordinator Student Affairs (Wayne Weston)___ Thank you to those students who are representing Oglala Lakota College at AIHEC and to the staff for giving their time to the students.   Coordinator Student Affairs, wweston@olc.edu, Office (605) 455-6083, Cell (605) 407-7853. 


Hand Games (Vina White Hawk, Coach)___Meeting & practice schedule (all practice dates are on Friday):  Feb. 20 @ PHCC 5pm; Feb. 27 @ WKCC 5pm, Mar. 6 @ WKCC 5pm.  March 13th we leave for Albuquerque, NM.  (1) GPA of 2.0 or better (2) Full or part-time enrollment (3) Master of the game (4) Singing ability (5) Attendance (6) Participation (7) Team spirit (8) Student conduct contract must be signed.  Contact Vina WH @ 867-5352 or cell# 407-2281 or vwhitehawk@olc.edu; Stephanie Sorbel @ 455-2450 or cell 454-5459 or stephsorbel@olc.edu. 

Traditional Plants (Theresa Lone Hill/Leslie Rae Henry, Coaches)___Thank you to the following students who will be representing OLC in the traditional plans competition:  David Fraser, Lucien Little Whiteman, Tashina Shangreaux, Alaetra Evans and Paula Taylor-Hill.  We have setup a study site on the OLC Agriculture Extension Moodle site. http://moo.olc.edu/course/view.php?id=58.  You should be able to log into this site using the guest log in.  User name: guest. Password:  guest.  On the site is posted a list of 100 New Mexico Plants that will be used to pick out 50 plants for the power point contest.  I have updated the list in an excel fill with links to USDA plants data base for photos of these plants as I just got the resource list last week along with the plants list and do not feel there is time to locate the resource book list for you to study for this contest. That is why I spent last week linking photos from the USDA data base.  On the Moodle site I have uploaded to date one power point that could be used as test training for AIHEC.   I will be adding the other 75 plants this week to the Moodle software.  You need a grade point average of 2.0 to participate in AIHEC events. Please contact Theresa Lone Hill at tloneh@olc.edu or myself Leslie Rae Henry at lhenry@olc.edu if you  have any questions.  Feel free to utilize the site for fun of learning even if you do not participate in AIHEC 2015 Student Conference. 

Basketball Championships (Mary Tobacco)___AIHEC championships will be held at Crow Agency, MT on March 15-19, 2015. 

KOLC TV (Tony Brave)___ Here is the Schedule for the week – Michael Lays Bad.

7:11 a.m. - LNI Girls High School Basketball: Pine Ridge Lady Thorpes vs. Oelrich Lady Tigers

8:23 a.m. - LNI Girls HS BB: Little Wound Lady Mustangs vs. Cheyenne-Eagle Butte Lady Braves

9:54 a.m. - "Stand Strong With Us" Rally

11:28 a.m. - OLC Head Start Presents: The "Great Race" Play

11:43 a.m. - Black Hills Pow Wow Sunday Part 1

2:58 p.m. - OST Swear-In Part 1

5:15 p.m. - Black Hills Pow Wow Sunday Part 1

8:31 p.m. - OST Swear-In Part 1

10:48 p.m. - OLC Head Start Presents: The "Great Race" Play

11:02 p.m. - "Stand Strong With Us" Rally

12:36 a.m. - LNI Girls HS BB: Little Wound Lady Mustangs vs. Cheyenne-Eagle Butte Lady Braves

2:03 a.m. - LNI Girls HS BB: Pine Ridge Lady Thorpes vs. Oelrich Lady Tigers


Athletics (Mary Tobacco)___Lady/Bravehearts Basketball Schedule:

Feb 21         SD Challenge TCU   (W) TBA – (M) TBA                        HOME

Feb 28             MT Challenge TCU    (W) TBA – (M) TBA                          TBA

Mar 7               SW Challenge TCU    (W) TBA – (M) TBA                          Albuquerque, NM

Mar 14         ND Challenge TCU (W) TBA – (M) TBA                        HOME

Mar 18-21       AIHEC Championships TCU       TBA                                  Crow Agency, MT


March 2015  Calendar

Mar. 15-17   AIHEC 2015

Mar. 15-19   Spring Break (no classes)

Other Announcements

Loveland High School Indian Logo Art Contest.  Submitted by Michelle Salvatore (OLC MS&T).   Open to all 6th – 12th grade students and All OLC students.  Purpose:   For nearly 100 years, Loveland High School in Loveland, Colorado has called itself the “Indians” and has had an Indian as its logo/mascot. During the 1920’s, students decided on the “Indian” logo/mascot because they felt the name meant:  Bravery, Loyalty, Patriotism & Dauntless Pride.  At Loveland High School, it also means  Courage, Teamwork, Honor & Respect.  The administration, staff and students of Loveland High School, are looking forward to working with the Oglala Lakota Sioux Nation. It is important to us to honor these ideals. We view this as a great opportunity to develop a new understanding and dialogue between our cultures. Contest Rules:  (1) The contest is open to all 6th through 12th grade students and students of Oglala Lakota College.  (2) We are keeping our Indian school mascot. Our goal is to design a “new”, more meaningful and respectful, logo for Loveland High School that represents the “Indian” mascot.  (3) The “new” logo design should reflect Loveland High and our respect for Native American culture and values. (4) The design needs to be relatively simple so it can be reproduced easily on our school letterhead, clothing and places throughout the school.  (5) The design should symbolize or represent bravery, loyalty, patriotism and dauntless pride as well as any other positive attributes and/cultural symbols of Native American Culture and Beliefs. (6) Each entry needs to include, not only the artwork, but also a list of the reasons the designer chose and created the logo and the meaning of its symbolism. (7) If participants are interested, previously used “Indian” logos can be found on the Loveland High School Website     http://thompson.k12.co.us/loveland     and by doing a Google search under “images for Loveland High School Logo” (click to view all the images. Please note that there are two Loveland High Schools in the U.S. Be sure to make note of the “Indian” artwork and specifically for Loveland High School of Loveland, Colorado.   (8) Only hand drawn artwork will be accepted. (Please note that for the winning entry, a graphic designer may be used to enhance the design for publishing purposes).  (9) Our school colors are black and red. (10) A panel will do preliminary judging from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. 10 finalists will be selected.  (11) The 10 finalists will have their entries sent to Loveland High School for the final selection of the winning logo by the administration, staff and students at Loveland High. (12) All Original Artwork Entries must be submitted to Michelle Salvatore by March 15, 2015.  Entries can be dropped off at any OLC College Centers or at the office of your High School principal. If you have questions about where or how to drop off your entry, Contact Michelle Salvatore at:  ikcewi@hotmail.com or msalvatore@olc.edu or:  Michelle Salvatore. Oglala Lakota College-MST, Director - NASA SEMAA Program, 490 Piya Wiconi Road, Kyle, SD  57752  (1) Questions about the contest can be emailed to Denny Heyrman addressed to: dennis.heyrman@thompsonschools.org.  (2) The 1st place winner will receive a new i-Pad Mini as well as earn a trip to Loveland High School for the unveiling ceremony in late spring 2015. Other prizes for other places will be announced.

BIA Pine  Ridge Fire Department.   The drug test dates have been selected by the BIA Fire Management and are as follows:  February 17-22, 2015 and March 2-6, 21, 22, 2015.  On February 18 and March 4 we will be in Kyle at the College Center.  Times 9:00am-4:00pm all days.  We will accept the last drug tester at 4:00pm.  Have to have a drug test completed with the fire dept. before you can try out for firefighting.  If you have any questions contact Marjoe Janis or Melvin Rossman the fire control office at 867-5395. 


2015 ILTF Announces Summer Internship in Education. Are you a student or do you know a student who has a passion for education? Then we have an internship to tell you about! ILTF is looking to hire a current undergraduate or graduate student as an intern for the summer of 2015 in the area of education. The Education Intern will be involved in several exciting projects designed for learning and professional growth—he or she will develop and implement online education surveys, participate in the creation of educational outreach materials and edit lessons for our online curriculum.  Read the full 2015 Internship Announcement for more information and details on how to apply. The application deadline is February 28, 2015. Read about previous internships here. And don't forget to share this one-of-a-kind opportunity with qualified applicants! Forward to a friend.

South Dakota State University to hold statewide student app competition.  SDSU is encouraging all South Dakota college students to participate in the university’s upcoming student app development contest.  Sponsored by Vision Brookings, with $5,000 in prize money awarded to the winners, the contest will provide college students an opportunity to showcase their technical, entrepreneurial and innovative skills.  Students are invited to submit the quality of the idea, its implementation and overall effectiveness.  Teams must have at least one member enrolled in a South Dakota technical institute, college or university.  Student teams have until 5 p.m. April 1, 2015, to develop and submit their applications.  The initial judging round takes place the week starting April 6.  The finals are April 17.  Time and location will be announced later.  Applications are available at: http://www.sdstate.edu/research//tto/upload/StudentAppCompContestApplication.docx.  For additional information, contact Aylor at 605-688-4752.  For a complete list of contest rules, please visit:  http://www.sdstate.edu/research/tto/stuappcom.cfm. 

2015  AgrAbility National Training Workshop.   Colleagues of the 1994 Land Grant Institutions.   If you don’t remember exactly what AgrAbility is, AgrAbility is a program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) that provides assistance to farmers, ranchers, other agricultural workers (including fishermen), and farm family members impacted by disability. You can check us out on the web at www.agrability.org.  If you and/or any of your colleagues are interested in learning how you can help farmers and ranchers with disabilities among your constituencies (remember that “disabilities” includes things like arthritis, hearing and vision loss, back impairments, injuries, amputations, etc.), please consider coming to this year’s NTW April 13-16, 2015, in Rochester, New York.  Your participation could be crucial to farmers and ranchers with disabilities in your area receiving help that can keep them doing what they love to do in agriculture. Please feel free to write or call myself, or Kylie Hendress, khendres@purdue.edu or 800-825-4254 if you have any questions or need further information.  Hoping to see you in Rochester,  Charles (Chuck) Baldwin, NAP Special Populations Outreach Coordinator, Purdue University, ABE Bldg., 225 S. University St., West Lafayette IN 47907-2093, H: (574)253-0252, C:  (574)306-7329, baldwi19@purdue.edu, http://www.agrability.org.  Special conference rate $101/night.