oglala Lakota College
Wicah’pi Cikala

(Little Star)


Weekly Bulletin                                            November 9-13, 2015


President’s Office (Tom Shortbull)___Offices will be closed on November 11 in observation of Veteran’s Day.  Classes will meet as usual.  <><><>  November BOT meetings:  Program Policy – Monday, November 16 @ noon at PRCC and Personnel at 5:00 p.m. at Piya Wiconi.  Finance, November 17 @ 5:00 p.m. at Piya Wiconi.  BOT, Thursday, November 19 @ 5:00 p.m. at Piya Wiconi. 


Woksape Tipi Library (Michelle May)___OLC Academic & Public Library/Archives is honored to have Dr. Craig Howe,  Center for American Indian Research and Native Studies (CAIRNS), present Lakota Star Knowledge & Lakota Winter Counts.  November 12, 2015 @ 1:30 PM at the Woksape Tipi Library (OLC Main Campus).  <><><>  Hey everyone....we are all done with our switch to the new library system, ATRIUUM, however the state library continues to wait for the piece of software needed to authenticate your access to the databases from home......so call us if you have troubles accessing databases from home...as usual,  we can help you be all that you can be....call Woksape Tipi..455-6069!!!!.......wishing us all happy days!!!!  Looking for local information....check out the library webpage link to The Black Hills Knowledge Network is an online community information service that connects people to local information and ideas. We work with librarians and community organizations to aggregate and organize local news, resources, data and historical archives from a variety of sources. We seek to engage citizens and educate community leaders regarding the value of local information for decision-making and strategic planning, with the goal of enhancing the quality of life in our communities. Our 13 partner libraries and communities include: Rapid City, Spearfish, Sturgis, Custer, Deadwood, Lead, Wall, Whitewood, Box Elder, Edgemont, Piedmont, Summerset, and Oglala Lakota College. The Black Hills Knowledge Network also operates the South Dakota Dashboard, a comprehensive source for data and statistics on South Dakota.  Please call the library, 455-6069  if you have any questions.  See you all soon!!!!


Pejuta Haka CC (Steph Sorbel)___November is Native American Month.  November 9-12, 12:00-5:00pm.  Regalia and Drum Making Workshop, with Steph Sorbel, Helene & Waylon Gaddie.  November 13 Career Day Fair 10-4.   November 16 – Tipi making workshop 9-12 noon.  Learn how to make your own tipi, paint and the importance of different markings and how to set up the inside.    November 19 – Thanksgiving Community Feed – Traditional  Foods.   November 20 – Quill Workshop 11am-5pm with Verola Spider.  Learn the basics of quill work from dyeing to wrapping.  November 20 – Doll Making Workshop 11:00am with Cecelia Fire Thunder.  Learn why every woman should have a doll in her life and how to make one and take home for yourself.  Also a good Christmas gift.  November 21 – Test Anxiety Workshop.  November 23 – Candy survival and sweet break, come and get a survival kit for Finals.  November 25 – Archery, tipi set up contest, pie eating contest, tricycle race, dinner, han waci and handgames.   December 9 – Open House 9am-12noon.  <><><>   Fundraising Schedule:  November 10 – Cupcake Bake off Contest.  November 17 – Buffalo Indian Taco Sale $5.00.


Pine Ridge CC (Shirley Brewer)__ Pine Ridge College Center will be hosting an Open House/Thanksgiving Dinner on November, 24th from 10:00am-2:00pm.  Open to the community.  Departments please drop off information for the Open House at the PRCC or in the PRCC mailbox at Piya Wiconi. PRCC would also like to thank the Pine Ridge School, Pine Ridge PAC and PRCC Student Org for putting on the Annual Halloween Carnival held on October 28th, over 250+ children were in attendance.

Lakota Studies Department (Karen Lone Hill)__13th Annual Lakota Speech ContestTakotakiya Lakota Tawoihanble Kuwapi” Lakota Visions for the Future.  Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at 9:00 am at Piya Wiconi.  Categories include: A. Grades K-3 (limit 2 mins), B. Grades 4-8 (limit 3 mins), C. Grades 9-12 (limit 4 mins), D. College Students (limit 6 mins, E. Community Members (limit 8 mins).  Lakota Language students, Kindergarten through College as wells as community members are encouraged to participate!! For more information visit the Lakota Studies Website @ www.olc.edu. Sponsored by: Lakota Studies Department.


Student Affairs (Wayne Weston)___I am reminding you that AIHEC (March 14-16, 2016) is not too far off in the distance and there needs to be advanced preparations to make this a success year again. This year I would like to get the students jacket orders in early enough and have “AIHEC 2016” and their team name on the jackets so it would be advisable to get your teams together and have your team list together very soon. If you are a coach this year please advise me so I may start the rosters with the coaches names so if the students want to know who to contact I can direct them to you.  Wopila! Have a great week… wweston@olc.edu, Office (605) 455-6083, Cell (605) 407-7853.


Allied Health (Gloria Eastman)___Announcement from Career Navigator Sarah Beare.  South Dakota Allied Health Training Consortium Career Fair.  Unsure about your future?  Looking for work?  Not sure which career path to take?  Then this event is for you!  Network with professionals from an array of backgrounds and learn about the certificates we offer.  DATE: Thursday November 19, 2015 TIME: 12 P.M. to 4 P.M.  LOCATION: He Sapa College Center Building #2 117 Knollwood Drive, Rapid City, SD.  NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED OPEN TO THE PUBLIC **COME DRESSED TO IMPRESS AND DON’T FORGET TO BRING SEVERAL COPIES OF YOUR RESUME’**Questions?  Please contact: Sarah Beare @ (605) 342-1513 or sbeare@olc.edu.

<><><>  National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC).  The ACT NCRC is a portable credential that demonstrates achievement and a certain level of workplace employability skills in: Applied Mathematics, Llocating Information & Reading for Information.  WorkKeys assessments measure “real world” skills that employers believe are critical to job success.  Test questions are based on situations in the everyday work world with four different certificate levels:  Platinum, Gold, Silver & Bronze.  ACT NCRC is a valuable credential for students whether they plan to go directly to work after high school or pursue postsecondary paths.  Earning the ACT NCRC helps students with their career decisions, especially by giving them an understanding of what skills they need.  Contact Shyla White Lance for more info at 455-6090 or swhitelance@olc.edu.


Math & Science (Karla Witt)___From Charles Jason Tinant:  DOE Scholars Internship Program Application now open for Summer 2016   Internships!  The DOE Scholars Program introduces students or recent college graduates to DOE’s mission and operations.  As a participant in the DOE Scholars Program, you will have a competitive edge for familiarizing yourself with DOE function while showcasing your education, talent, and skills. Disciplines: Engineering; physical sciences; environmental sciences; computer science and information technology; physics; business; policy; program management; mathematics; statistics; safety and health; accounting and finance; law; communications; and other related areas. Eligibility: U.S. Citizens Only. Undergraduate, graduate or post-graduate of an accredited institute of higher education. Locations: Various locations across the U.S. Duration: DOE Scholars internships are typically during the summer months and are approximately 10 weeks in length. Limited extensions may be granted based on the needs of the facility and the intern’s availability. Deadline: Applications accepted September 15, 2015 through December 15, 2015. Benefits: Stipends are a minimum of $600 per week depending on academic status. Travel to and from the appointment site will be paid when the distance is over 50 miles one-way. Learn more and apply now at DOE Scholars (http://orise.orau.gov/doescholars).  

Nursing (Jessica Zephier)___Raffle!  The Level II nursing students are raising money to take their boards upon graduating.  If anyone is interested please call 867-5856 at the Nursing building and ask for any Level II student. The drawing will be on December 1st and winners do not need to be present to win. The students will also deliver the items. $5 per Ticket.  1st Place – Propane $200 value (Lakota Plains Propane).  2nd Place – Nupa Theater Pass ($50 Value).  3rd Place – 2 Golden Corral Buffet w/Drink Tickets.  4th Place – 20 lb. Frozen Meat (Beef/Port).  5th Place – 20 lb. Frozen Meat (Beef/Pork). 

TRIO/SSS (Milton Fineran)___Raffle!  The TRIO/SSS Program is raffling a Go Pro “Hero” action cam.  Some features:  1080 HD video, takes still pictures, WI FI and blue tooth, water proof to 131 feet, comes with USB cord and 2 mounts.  The drawing for the raffle will be held December 18 and need not be present to win.  See Milton (Piya Wiconi), Al Wounded Head 9PRCC), Casie Big Crow (HSCC), Diana Lessert (PSCC) or Tammy Steele (PHCC) for tickets:  $1.00 each or 6/$5.00. 


Athletics (Mary Tobacco)___ OLC offers a $500 scholarship to one male dancer and one female dancer for participation in the Reservation-Wide Teca Wacipi Okolakiciye Wacipi's.   The schedule is as follows:  November 13  Wounded Knee.  December 16  @ LNI sponsored by Little Wound.  January 22  Batesland.  February 12  American Horse.  March 4  St. Francis.  April 8 OLC @ Piya Wiconi.  May 6 Porcupine – Finals.   <><><>   Free Youth (K-12) Martial Arts Classes at OLC gym!! October 1-December 17, 2015 from 6:15pm-7:15pm, Thursday evenings.  Classes are instructed by Full Circle Martial Arts Academy, Rapid City.  Mrs. Naomi Even-Aberle, Owner/Head Instructor, 307-216-0332; rc.fcmaa@gmail.com; www.FullCircleMAA.com.  First class will be a trial class.  If students like the first class and want to continue, they can register on-site after the first class.  FREE of CHARGE!   There are 60 slots available. Self-defense for women, 18 years and older. For any questions, please call Red Fox Sanchez at 455-8200.  Sponsored by Kyle Health Center IHS, Oglala Lakota College & Full Circle Martial Arts Academy.



November 12  PRESENTATION @ HOME  7pm

November 13  DAKOTA WESLEYAN @ MITCHELL, SD  8pm cst

November 14  DAKOTA STATE @ MITCHELL, SD  4pm cst

November 20  SDSM&T @ RAPID CITY, SD 7:30pm

November 21  DICKINSON @ HOME 5pm mst

November 24  UNIVERSITY OF MARY @ BISMARCK, ND 7pm cst

November 27  DORDT @ SIOUX CENTER, IOWA 8pm



Creative Writer’s Group (Jessica Charest)___There is a Creative Writer’s Group happening at He Sapa College Center on Thursdays from 4-6 in Rm 132.  Be there or be square [ ]. 


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)___Schedule for this week on KOLC TV -- Shields King

7:12-AM-  25th Anniversary of The Lakota Magazine of art RED INK. Held @ the Woksape Tipi Library.

9:31-AM-  Lakota Knowledge Bowl, held in the Piya Wiconi Science Department building. Involving youth of all ages to participate in showing what they know in Lakota Language.

12:31-PM-  Tribal Council Regular Session. Held in the council chambers, in Pine Ridge SD. A session showing the tribal president and council men and women making decisions. The third installment. 

2:26-PM- The 29th Black Hills Pow-wow.  Held In the Rapid City Rushmore Plaza Civic Center. A big event that involves pow-wow dancers of all kinds and ages. A colorful event that the whole family can enjoy. 

4:47-PM- The Tribal Council Regular Session part 3. 

6:43-PM- The 29th Annual Black Hills Pow-wow.

9:04-PM- The 25th Anniversary of Red Ink.

11:23-PM- The Lakota Knowledge Bowl


Fall 2015 Calendar November/December

Nov. 9            Registration Begins for Spring Semester   

Nov. 11           Veteran’s Day Holiday (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