oglala Lakota College
Wicah’pi Cikala

(Little Star)


Weekly Bulletin                                             Aug. 31-Sept 4, 2015


President’s Office (Tom Shortbull)___ There will be a short All Staff meeting on Friday, September 4, 2015 at 10:00 am in the conference room.  Committee meetings will commence right after and lunch will follow.  Please bring the side dish or other items assigned to your department, center or program.  <>  The Committee sign-up sheets are hanging on the conference room door please sign your name on the sheets and plan to attend the committee meetings – Instructional Affairs, Institutional Development, Student Services, Assessment & Activities – and be a part of the governance process of the college.  If you have any questions please contact my office @ 455-6022.  <><><>  September BOT Meetings:  Program Policy – Monday, September 28th @ 12:00pm at PRCC.  Finance @ 3:30 and Personnel @ 5:00pm at PW.  Tuesday, September 29th BOT @ 5:00pm at Piya Wiconi.


Welcome to the OLC Family:   Congratulations to Cathy Ferguson (Development Office) on the birth of her grandson Myles Lane 8 lbs 7oz, 21 inches born August 16th, parents are Matt and Heather. . . to Tiffany Garnette (Business Office) on the birth of her son Tayson Tibbs on August 30th weighing in at 8 lbs 1oz, 22 inches. . . and Darcie Forster (Nursing Depart) for a healthy baby boy born August 27 at 7 lb 9oz, 19 inches! 


Education (Shannon Amiotte)___  Student Teaching Application Deadline is September 25, 2015 for all students planning on student teaching in the Spring. Application must be complete with all requirements met. Contact the Education Department or center staff for further information or to request an application.  Alicia Zephier, Dept. of Education Secretary 605-455-6012. 


Ag Extension (Leslie Henry)___Announcing 2015 Wazi Paha Festival Winners!  Congratulations to the winners of this year’s Wazi Paha Festival.  Thank you to all who participated. Winners: Fried Bread—1st Mona Brewer, 2nd Rita White Plume, 3rd Marlene Brave Heart, 4th Rachel Mesteth <> Wojapi—1st Marlene Brave Heart, 2nd Mona Brewer, 3rd Marilyn Lays Hard, 4th Marlene Brave Heart <> Soup—1st Mona Brewer, 2nd Rachel Mesteth, 3rd Rita White Plume, 4th Alan Reddy <> Barbecue Beef—1st Rita White Plume, 2nd Marie Rose Kills Warrior, 3rd Marilyn Lays Hard, 4th Boyd Ferguson <> Quill Jewelry—1st Tony Horse Road, 2nd Rachel Mesteth, 3rd Tony Horse Road, 4th Janice One Feather <> Traditional Arts—1st Curtis Keene, 2nd Tony Horse Road, 3rd Jamie Her Many Horse, 4th Rachel Mesteth <> Beaded Jewelry—1st Eileen Apple, 2nd Shaylanna Lewis, 3rd Roberta Lone Hill, 4th Roberta Lone Hill <> Quilts—1st Gladys Gay, 2nd Gladys Gay, 3rd Gladys Gay, 4th Donna Turning Hawk <> Potatoes—1st Kyle Youth Center, 2nd Kyle Youth Center, 3rd Steve Hernandez, 4th Steve Hernandez <> Tomatoes—1st Kyle Youth Center, 2nd Alan Reddy, 3rd Dave Kayton, 4th Alan Reddy <> Corn—1st Alan Reddy, 2nd Amanda Reddy, 3rd Paul Herman, 4th Alan Reddy <> Hot Peppers—1st Alan Reddy, 2nd Kyle Youth Center, 3rd Henry Red Cloud, 4th Alan Reddy <> Winter Squash—1st Dave Kayton, 2nd Steve Hernandez, 3rd Aroha Kingi, 4th Dave Kayton <> Summer Squash—1st Judy Derrickson, 2nd Marlene Kills Warrior, 3rd Judy Deirrickson, 4th John Heathershaw <> Sweet Peppers—1st Alan Reddy, 2nd Thunder Valley, 3rd Steve Hernandez, 4th Thunder Valley <> Veggie Basket—1st Diane Reeves, 2nd Steve Hernandez, 3rd Alicia Mousseau, 4th Theresa Derrickson <> Archery (15-under)—1st Terry Vocu, 2nd Dylan Westover, 3rd Raelee Martinez, 4th Zoey Long Soldier <> Archery(16-over)—1st Rodney Rouillard, 2nd Karl Eagle Bull, 3rd Julian Hernandez, 4th Mary Under Baggage <> Double-Ball—1st Wakinyan Opa-Eddie Jumping Eagle, 2nd Sugmanitu-Severt Long Soldier, 3rd Porcupine-James Shangreaux, 4th Pure Finest Warrior, Julian Hernandez <> Hand-Games—1st Garden of Love-Wilson King, 2nd Hobbits-Alex Tripplett, 3rd Frybread Kings-Cayden Zimiga, 4th Cho Snazz-Rachel Mesteth <> Top four participants in switch dance—Men’s Fancy—AJ No Braid, Holly Tail, Cathy White Face & Sonya Dubray <> Women’s Fancy—Everest Libby, Kaden Zimiga, AC No Braid, Julian Hernadez <> Rabbit Dance—Eli & Carolyn Tail, Elizabeth Tail & Corbin Conroy, Sonya Dubray &----, Aquira Rouillard & Brother.   All in all it was an extremely fun day and there were so many participants taking part in activities including the watermelon, jalapeno and lemon eating contests.  There was a tug-o-war & potato sack racing contests for all ages.  The day was topped off with a tasty meal and more fun dancing.  Thanks to all who helped with this year’s Wazi Paha and once again made it a great success.


GED-Community/Continuing Ed (Kateri Montileaux)___ Please let anyone you know who is interested in obtaining their GED certificate of the new and improved GED tests!  We have moved and are now located in the Applied Science Building, this includes our office and GED testing room.  The GED tests are now comprised of four tests instead of five. They are: RLA (Reasoning Through Language Arts), Math, Social Studies, and Science.  The price is $40.00 if taken through OLC, with retakes $15.00 per sitting.  This means for the day, you can take up to three retakes in one day and it will cost only $15.00, it is not per test.   All tests are done electronically on the computer.  The new test requires you to have an email account in order to create a GED profile account.  The GED profile is where your test results will be sent to and now instead of waiting up to 2 weeks, your scores will be electronically sent to your GED profile with 24-48 hours.  All Official GED testing is done in our testing rooms at the Applied Science Building on the OLC campus.  Transportation is provided in the form of the OST transit system, gas vouchers, or your local GED Tutor or center staff may provide a ride to and from the testing site.   All classroom materials have been updated for every center site and our GED Tutors are more than happy to assist in getting you test ready! There is absolutely NO reason for you to not achieve your goal of a GED certificate.  Call your local Oglala Lakota College Center or the main GED office for more information 605-455-6142.


Development (Marilyn Pourier)___We encourage you to bring your class(es) to the Historical Center to see a prominent display of art and photographs that chronicle the history of the Oglala Lakota from the early 1800’s to the Wounded Knee Massacre in 1890.  An audiotape of this history provides greater meaning to the displays and runs 20 minutes.  The presentation also includes a 5 min. video with President Shortbull who tells the history of Indian education, the tribal colleges and of course OLC.  If you would like to schedule a class to visit the Historical Center please contact development staff Wanda at 455-6042, Cathy at 455-6042 or Marilyn 455-6045.  Please have your class here by 4:30pm.  If you can only schedule your class after 5:00 pm call me (Marilyn) or email to set up an appointment, mpourier@olc.edu.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 


KOLC TV (Tony Brave)___ Here is the Schedule for the week.

7:11-AM - The OLC Nursing Ceremony 

7:42-AM - The Legends Rodeo

10:48-AM - Oglala Nation Pow-wow Toby's Skate Board Competitions

12:03-PM - High School Girls Basketball: Lady Mustangs vs Lady Crusaders.

1:28-PM - OLC Graduation Pow-wow part 3

4:52-PM - Oglala Nation Pow-wow Toby's Skate Board Competitions

6:07-PM - High School Girls Basketball: Lady Mustangs vs Lady Crusaders.

7:32-PM - The Legends Rodeo

10:38-PM - OLC Graduation Pow-wow Part 3

Pilamaya, Sheilds King. 


Fall 2015 Calendar

Sept. 7-11        Last Week to Drop 100%

Sept. 7             Labor Day (Offices Closed, Classes Meet)

Oct. 12                        Native American Day (Offices Closed, No Classes) 

Nov. 10           Registration Begins for Spring Semester       

Nov. 11           Veteran’s Day Holida (Offices Closed, Classes Meet0

Nov. 26-27      Thanksgiving Day Holiday (Offices Closed, No Classes)

Dec. 4              Classes End

Dec. 7-11        Make-up Period

Dec. 9              Final Grades Due

Dec. 10-11      Assessment Days

Dec. 14-Jan 4  Dept. Chairs/Faculty Christmas Holiday

Dec. 24-26      Support Staff Christmas Vacation



Former OLC student Vaughn Vargas was recently appointed Cultural Advisory Coordinator for the Rapid City Police Department.  This position was created as a reactionary supplement for the on-going race relations discussions happening in Rapid City.  Among the first goals Vargas has set for his position has been to form a Cultural Advisory Committee with local concerned tribal members.  Says Vargas: “I would like to leave it up to the community to pick the board.  I would like to see people coming forward and volunteering to help with this effort”  (from Native Sun News 7/21/15).  Vaughn attended OLC and transferred to the South Dakota School of Mines as an engineering student. 


Bo Paulsen, former OLC student now a mechanical engineering at the School of Mines, took first place at the Undergraduate Research Symposium for his project on a cold-spray repair process for components made from alloy 718.  His research resulted in a cold-spray repair process for components made of alloy 718, a very expensive metal used in the manufacturing of airraft, helicopters, spaceships, oil pipelines and bio-medical devices (from Rapid City Journal 8/17/15).



Center for Mind-Body Medicine.  Mind-Body Medicine Professional Training, October 1-4, 2015.  No training fees and lunch is included!   A free 4-day Initial Mind-Body Medicine Professional Training in a scientifically-validated model of self-care, self-awareness and group support.  Trainees will learn the basic science of mind-body medicine, practice the techniques, and experience the power of the small group model.  This training is to help people who are dealing with the stress that results from and contributes to any chronic illness including fatigue, depression, burnout, cancer, diabetes, anxiety, trauma and addition.  Anyone can benefit, event for general wellness purposes.  Location: Pine Ridge Sue Ann Big Crow Youth Center.  Contact: Allie Bad Heart Bull to register @ 605-454-0939 or alice.badheartbull@bie.edu.  (See email to allstaff from Jessica Zephier {Nursing} dated August 27 for more info {see attachment} and for the Registration form.)


Medicine Root Farmers Market  NOW OPEN.  Daily 9:00am to 4:00pm at the Kyle Youth Center.  Fresh locally grown vegetables.  Fresh farm eggs.  Friday’s Only: Fresh homemade bread, donuts & cinnamon rolls (biscuits, loaves, kabubu,  etc).  Call 455-2544 for more information.


Other Announcements

2015 Festival of Books.  The Festival of Books is scheduled for September 24-27 in Rapid City and Deadwood, SD.  The Exhibitors Hall located in the Event Center at the Deadwood Mountain Grand – Holiday Inn Resort will be the site of book sales, book signings, concessions and special events.  Questions!  Contact Jennifer Widman by e-mail, jennifer@sdhumanities.org, or phone, 605-688-5715.


USDA, SD Rural Development.  Multiple Positions opening soon Student Interns and Recent Graduates.  USDA, South Dakota Rural Development.  Apply at www.usajobs.gov. (search South Dakota).  Part-time and full-time positions will be available for assessing credit risk and understanding and employing good lending principles in the following loan & grant program areas: Community Programs, Business Programs, Single Family & Multi-Family Housing.  Relevant Majors include Accounting, Agriculture Economics, Banking & Credit, Business Administration, Finance, Economics, Community and Regional Planning and similar areas of study. Most positions will be for appointments until September 30, 2015, with possible consideration for any full-time permanent positions available at that time. For a list of frequently asked questions pertaining to the Pathways Programs, please visit https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Pathways_FAQs for information regarding the available positions and the USDA Pathways Programs, please contact Kay Daugherty, South Dakota-Administrative Officer, Kay.Daugherty@sd.usda.gov or 605-352-1105. USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer