oglala Lakota College
Wicah’pi Cikala

(Little Star)


Weekly Bulletin                                            January 11-12, 2016


President’s Office (Tom Shortbull)___ There will be no general All Staff meeting on Friday, January 15, 2016 but the Committee meetings will commence at 10:30 a.m. and lunch will follow.  <><><>  Martin Luther King’s Birthday will be observed at OLC on Monday, January 18, and therefore, there will be no work for OLC employees and the offices will be closed. However, college classes will not be cancelled.  <><><>   BOT Meetings:  Program Policy, January 25 @ noon at PRCC.  Personnel January 25 @ 5:00pm at Piya Wiconi.  Finance, January 26 @ 5:00pm at Piya Wiconi.  BOT, January 28 @ 5:00pm at Piya Wiconi. 


Student Affairs (Wayne Weston)___ Good morning all, I will be administering the student activities calendar on the OLC Homepage  if you have any activities you would like on the calendar please submit them to me in a timely manner.  Wopila Tanka.  wweston@olc.edu, Office (605) 455-6083, Cell (605) 407-7853


Development (Marilyn Pourier)___OLC Family:  Faith Richards Pourier (Applied Science) and her family lost everything in a house fire the night of Friday, January 8th  when the temperature was minus 18.   Her family – including her sister Janice Richards and family – attempted to put out the flames by shoveling and throwing snow.  The structure and everything in it was totally destroyed.  Please keep Faith’s family in your prayers (give thanks that the family was not injured) and show them any support you can give – blankets, kitchen items, furniture, dishes, small items (brushes, combs, lotions, soap) anything and everything.  Pilamaya  <><><>  A belated happy birthday to Anne Fineran who is 96 years young.  Her birthday was on January 3rd and she is the mother of Milton Fineran (Trio/SSS)  <><><>   Wounspe Ocunku (Pathway to Education) radio show.  Thank you David White Bull and Joe Ferrell for joining me on the radio last Tuesday to report on the programs and activities of the Vocational Education Department.  When David and Joe join me we usually run overtime with 1-1/2 hours on the air.  They do enjoy talking about the Voc Ed programs and especially how the students can benefit after completing their course work and earn their AAS or being certified as a CNA.  <><><>  Dr. Ahmed Al-Asfour, Business Department Chair, and staff will be on the air on Friday, January 11 @ 3:00 pm to share information on all aspects of the Business Department – degrees, requirements and so much more.  Jason – be sure to share the excitement of the students when winning the Business Bowl competition at the 2015 AIHEC Conference.  <><><>  OLC’s radio show runs Tuesdays from 4-5pm.  If any department would like to report on KILI but are unable to do so on Tuesdays due to conflicting schedules please let me know a day and time that might work for you and I will check the schedule at KILI to see if the day time requested is open.  Contact: 605-455-6045 or mpourier@olc.edu.  <><><>  For your information the Head Start Program hosts a radio show each Tuesday from 9-10am.  Listen up and share their information with others.  Not only do they take excellent care of the children they serve – from birth to age 5 – the offer education opportunities and leadership development to the parents. 


Athletics (Mary Tobacco)___ Coaches:  Men’s – Dale Pine, Jr. Head Coach & Willis Zephier, Assistant Coach.  Women’s – Sarah Buckman, Head Coach & Alyssa Looks Twice, Assistant Coach.  OLC Men's and Women's January Basketball Schedule:  . 

Jan 8                United Tribes              Women 5pm, Men 7pm          Bismarck ND 

Jan 9                Ft. Berthold                Women 5pm, Men 7pm          Newtown ND

Jan 11              Candeska                    Women 5pm, Men 7pm          HOME                       

Jan 14              Bellevue                      Men 7pm                                 Omaha, NE    

Jan 17              Chief Dull Knife         Women 2pm, Men 4pm          HOME                       

Jan 23              Candeska                    Women 5pm, Men 7pm          Spirit Lake, ND  

Jan 30              OLC Invitational

                        Stone Child                 Men TBA                                HOME

                        Dine                            Women, 6pm                           HOME           

Contact: Mary Tobacco, 605-455-2985 or mtobacco@olc.edu

Lady Bravehearts Basketball Schedule:  January 11, 12, & 13 at 5:30pm.  January 14 & 15 at 5:30pm and January 16 at 2:30pm.  January 17, Game Day vs Chief Dull Knife at 2:00pm at OLC Multipurpose (must attend 4/6 to play on Sunday.)  Starting Monday, January 18 all practices will be at 8:30pm.  Bravehearts Basketball Practice Schedule:  January 12 & 13 at 2:00pm.  January 14 game at Bellevue, NE.  January 16 at 12:00pm.  January 17 game vs Chief Dull Knife at 4:00m at OLC Multipurpose.  Starting Monday, January 18 all practices will be 8:30 pm.  COUNTDOWN TO AIHEC IN BELLINGHAM, WA: 50 DAYS!  Bravehearts CoEd Volleyball Practice Schedule:  January 15 at 4:00pm, January 16 & 17 at 11:00am.  COUNTDOWN TO AIHEC IN MINNEAPOLIS, MN: 60 DAYS!  Bravehearts Archery Practice Schedule:  January 15 at 4:00pm January 16 & 17 at 11:00am.  COUNTDOWN TO AIHEC IN MINNEAPOLIS, MN: 60 DAYS!  Schedule subject to change.  All practices this week at OLC Multipurpose Building.  Wear your workout gear.  Do not forget your physicals.   <><><>   Reservation-wide Powwow.  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 remainder of the schedule is as follows:  January 22  @ Batesland.  February 12  @ American Horse.  March 4  @ St. Francis.  April 8 @ OLC Piya Wiconi Campus.  May 6 @ Porcupine – FINALS. 


Allied Health (Gloria Eastman)___ The Pine Ridge CNA class has already started and will be held on Sundays from 8:30am to 5:00pm and Tuesday & Wednesday 5:00-8:00pm for four weeks.  The current instructor Cathy Striegel was not able to teach on Saturdays as planned due to her current job.  Classes are being held at the Pine Ridge Nursing Building.  The class time is 59 hours and clinicals are 16 hours. You must complete 75 hours in order to take the State Test Certification.  <>  Clinicals are held at Fountain Springs Health Care Facility by the Coke plant in Rapid City.  Students carpool or get help with gas money to travel to Rapid City.  <>  There is a practical skill part and knowledge skill which is taken on the computer.  You must pass both with a 75% or better.  The State test cost is $159.50.   Purchase of the book is $45.95 and the workbook is $19.95.  See Gloria for a form letter that you can take to your district, tribal building, Social Services, Student Org if you currently are a student and ask for monetary help to take the test or the test and books.  <>  Unfortunately we had to postpone the start dates for the next CNA class previously posted because the instructor accepted another job in her hometown.  The start date and deadline date will be announced at a later date.  <>  We also have CNA classes at the HeSapa College Center in Rapid City; they started today and tomorrow from 8:30am to 5:00pm for 4 weeks.  The instructor is Marvella Jewett-Brave Bird and the contact person is the Career Navigator Sarah Beare, 605-342-1513 ext. 220.  <>  Cheyenne River College Center has CNA classes at Medicine Wheel Village.  The instructor is June Lamb and Career Navigator is Shantel Runs After, 605-964-8011.  <>  For more formation contact Shyla White Lane swhitelance@olc.edu or Gloria Eastman at gloria@olc.edu or call 605-455-6090. <> The new OST Nursing Home is planning to open in April and will be looking to hire 30-35 CNAs, 60 bed facility and potentially adding 20 more later on.  All positions will come with benefits.  For more information their website is oslnh.com for an application for all positions.   <><><>  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, Locating Information & Reading for Information.  Work Keys 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.


American Indian Higher Education Consortium 2016 Student Conference:  March 14-16, 2016, Minneapolis Convention Center, Minneapolis MN.  Hosted by 11 Tribal Colleges in the Woodlands Region of AIHEC.   


Student Affairs (Wayne Weston)___AIHEC is fast approaching and many preparations need to happen before we make our journey east. I need the coaches to register their teams ASAP and give me your rosters so I can pay the registration fees and order jackets to ensure we have them in place before hand. I have made our reservations with the Millennium Hotel is which right across the street from the Convention Center and have the Charter Bus which we will use. I will give the time and locations where the bus will pick up students starting with He Sapa then Pine Ridge and lastly Piya Wiconi. Below is the site to get your registration forms for the competitions.  <><><>  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.


Humanities/Social Science (Kim Bettelyoun-Peterson)___ Tryouts for the AIHEC speech competition will be held at the Cheyenne River CC on Thursday, January 14 from 1-3pm.  I will have an update for you on the speech competition and the entries for the one act play in next week’s bulletin.   


AIHEC (David White Bull/Gloria Eastman)___Looking for Knowledge Bowl Team members for 2016 AIHEC.  Must be dedicated to reading selected books for Knowledge Bowl Competition.  Must be three quarters time or full time student.  GPA 2.0 or better or in good standing.  Be able to attend meetings to practice.  Able to travel on the bus to Minneapolis, MN from March 14-16, 2016.  For more information contact:  David White Bull @ 455-6076 or dwhitebull@olc.edu or Gloria Eastman @ 455-6090 or Gloria@olc.edu. 


KOLC TV (Tony Brave)___Schedule for this week on KOLC TV – Michael Lays Bad

7:00 AM - LNI 2015 Boys - White River Tigers vs. Crazy Horse Chiefs

7:59 AM - Dave Archambault Presentation

9:18 AM - LNI 2015 Girls - Little Wound Mustangs vs. McLaughlin Midget's

10:33 AM - LNI 2015 Hand Game Tournament  - Championship Matches

11:05 AM - LNI 2015 Boys - Cheyenne Eagle Butte Braves vs. Crow Creek Chieftains

12:04 PM - FEMA Releases First Trailer to Oglala Sioux Tribe

12:25 PM - LNI 2015 Boys - Red Cloud Crusaders vs. Oelrichs Tigers

1:28 PM - Rapid City Police Department Community Discussion


3:57 PM - LNI 2015 Boys - White River Tigers vs. Crazy Horse Chiefs

4:56 PM - Dave Archambault Presentation

6:16 PM - LNI 2015 Girls - Little Wound Mustangs vs. McLaughlin Midget's

7:30 PM - LNI 2015 Hand Game Tournament  - Championship Matches

8:02 PM - LNI 2015 Boys - Cheyenne Eagle Butte Braves vs. Crow Creek Chieftains

9:01 PM - FEMA Releases First Trailer to Oglala Sioux Tribe

9:23 PM - LNI 2015 Boys - Red Cloud Crusaders vs. Oelrichs Tigers

10:26 PM - Rapid City Police Department Community Discussion


Student Opportunities:

Tribal College Journal.  2016 Student Writing, Art, & Film Contest.  Deadlines:  Creative Writing Contest: February 12, 2016.  Cover Art Contest: April 15, 2016.  Film Contest: April 15, 2016.  Publication Date: August 14, 2016.  Who:  The contest is open to ALL tribal college students currently enrolled at an AIHEC-member institution.  Each year the TCJ seeks exceptional creative writing, art and photography by tribal college students for its student writing and art contest.  The top writing and art submissions are featured in both the fall print edition of TCJ Student and online at TCJStudent.org.  Top film entries will be featured on TCJStudent.org.  We encourage students to submit their best work (proofread and edited) for consideration.  We prefer that instructors participate in the submission of their students’ work so we can have a contact name and email address.  See http://www.tcjstudent.art/contest/ for info on the Overview, Contest Categories, Awards & Prizes, Contest Rules, Judging Criteria and to download the entry form. 


Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program.   University of Washington.  We are reaching out again to faculty and staff contacts who would be in the best position to help us spread the word about the Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program at the University of Washington. The goal of this two-year conservation immersion program is to broaden participation within conservation by selecting talented freshmen and sophomore students who have interest in environmental conservation.  What you should know:  All-expense-paid program including travel to and from Washington: <> scholars will earn a $500 weekly stipend <> eligible to freshmen and sophomores, because it’s a two-year program <> students DO NOT have to come from an environmental science or even science major, but should demonstrate a commitment to the environment <> the application is online at www.uwconservationscholars.org and requires 2 letters of recommendation (Due Date:  January 29)

So what can you do to help DDCSP@UW find its next generation of conservation leaders? <> Share this information with your students who might be interested in and a good fit for this program <>  Share this information with your colleagues who teach courses from which we might be able to draw students <> Consider serving as a reference for applicants, and writing a letter of recommendation through our online application <> Direct interested students, faculty, and staff to the website, where they can learn more about the program: www.uwconservationscholars.org.  <> Applications are due (along with letters of recommendation) at noon Pacific Standard Time on January 29th! Feel free to contact us at ddcsp@uw.edu or encourage your students to do the same if they have any questions.  Thank you for your consideration,  DDCSP@UW Team Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program [mailto:ddcsp@uw.edu]