oglala Lakota College
Wicah’pi Cikala

(Little Star)


Weekly Bulletin                                            January 25-29, 2016


President’s Office (Tom Shortbull)___ 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 the LaCreek Electric conference room at Martin. 


OLC family:   Wokiksuye – to remember.   Please offer your condolences and prayers to Loretta Red Feather (Pine Ridge CC) for the loss of her sister Annabelle Red Feather-PicketPen. 


Nursing (Jessica Zephier)___The Nursing program application, essay and fee ($48) are due on January 29, 2016! We have applications at the Nursing building, or students can find them online: http://warehouse.olc.edu/local_links/nursing/docs/  Also, for those that would like a study manual for the TEAS test, they can be checked out at the Nursing building or utilize the online resources that are listed on the Nursing department website: http://www.olc.edu/departments/nurs/nurs_teas_testing.htm

If students have any questions, they can call 605-867-5856 or email myself or any Nursing staff. 

Student Affairs (Wayne Weston)___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)___ Nicole Little White Man (student) will be joining me on the air on Tuesday, February 2 to present two of her winning speeches at the 2015 AIHEC Student Conference and to share her experiences.  Nicole took 1st place in Informative Speech, 3rd place in Persuasive Speech and also was a member of OLC’s team who took 2nd place in the One Act Play.  <><><>  Reminder:  OLC’s radio show is on the air Tuesdays from 4-5pm.  If any department, center or program 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 and time requested is open.  Contact me at 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 – they offer education opportunities and leadership development to the parents. 


Math, Science & Tech (Karla Witt)___OLC MS&T Department Presents Educator Training.  Discovery Dome new e-planetarium for astronomy, Lakota star knowledge & more.  Ability to operate full-dome movies using computerized, digitized software.  Saturday, January 30 from 10:00am to 1:00pm at the Math, Science and Tech building on the Piya Wiconi campus.  Come join us for a day of interstellar fun and see how you can enhance your students learning experience using the latest technology and media and capture your student’s attention that makes learning come alive!!  Gary Paczosa from Discovery Dome will be facilitating the training.  Don’t miss this one.  Schedule an event with the Discovery Dome at your school!!  Contact; Michelle Salvatore, MS&T 605-455-6094 or email msalvatore@olc.edu. 


Oglala CC (Paulina Fast Wolf)___Announcements for Oglala College Center for week 3. Welcome back/Orientation February 4, 2016 1pm-3pm.  In celebration of Wilmer Mesteth Day February 3, 2016 – Oglala College Center Student Org along with the help of  the Wounded Knee College Center and the 2016 AIHEC hand game team – Oglala college center will host a Wilmer Mesteth day hand game at the Oglala college center on Friday February 5, 2016 at 6pm. The meal will include Menudo, fry bread and his favorite cake. All students and staff are welcome to attend!


Athletics (Mary Tobacco)___ ARCHERY GAME SCHEDULE:  Jan 30 – Dine – Tsaile, AZ <> Feb 19 – Alliance – Alliance, NE <> Feb 20 – Dine – HOME <> Mar 5 – SGU – Mission SD <> Mar 12-17—AIHEC – Minneapolis MN.  PRACTICE SCHEDULE:  Thursdays, 6-8:30pm – Rockyford <> Fridays, 5-7pm – Black Hills Archery <> Saturdays 3-5pm – Black Hills Archery.  BASKETBALL GAME SCHEDULE:  Jan 30 – Dine – Tsaile AZ <> Feb 6-7 – Chief Dull Knife – Lame Deer, MT <> Feb 12-13 – Johnson & Wales – HOME <> Feb 20-21 – Dine & Chief Dull Knife – HOME <> Feb 27 – Alumni – HOME <> Mar 1-7 – AIHEC Championships – Bellingham WA.  PRACTICE SCHEDULE:  Mondays-Thursdays  8:30pm-10:00pm.   CO-ED VOLLEYBALL GAME SCHEDULE:  Feb 14 – Tournament – HOME <> Feb  28 – Tournament – Away <> Mar  5 – Tournament – HOME <> PRACTICE SCHEDULE: Friday – 3:00pm-5:00pm <> Saturday – 10:00am <> Monday – 8:30pm <> Thursday – 8:30pm.  <> SCHEDULES SUBJECT TO CHANGE <> LIMITED SPACE ON ALL ROSTERS STILL AVAILABLE <> -MUST ATTEND PRACTICE TO DETERMINE ELIGIBILITY <> ALL ROSTERS SUBMITTED ON MONDAY FOR WEEKLY GAME ELIGIBILITY.  <><><>   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:  February 12  @ American Horse.  March 4  @ St. Francis.  April 8 @ OLC Piya Wiconi Campus.  May 6 @ Porcupine – FINALS. 


Allied Health (Gloria Eastman)___Free Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) Course starting February 13!!  These classes are being offered in Pine Ridge at OLC’s Nursing Building.  Classes will be held every Saturday and Sunday starting on February 13th and ending March 6th followed by sixteen hours of clinicals and the state test.  Classes will start at 8:30a.m. to 5:00p.m.  These classes are FREE, students are responsible for paying for the state testing fee ($159.50).  DEADLINE for applications will be on February 11th so hurry and get your applications in.  If you are interested in the CNA course please contact Shyla White Lance or Gloria Eastman at 466-6090.  <><><>  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.   For more information on Certified Nursing Assistant training (CNA) contact Shyla White Lance or Gloria Eastman at 455-6090 or swhitelance@olc.edu and geastman@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, 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. 




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.   AIHEC Basketall Championships will be held February 29-March 6 at Bellingham, WA.  AIHEC Co-Ed Volleyball and Archery at Minneapolis, MN


Student Affairs (Wayne Weston)___ Good afternoon all.  This to remind the AIHEC coaches that I will need all the names from your roster ASAP so I may began processing the registration fees and ordering jackets.  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! wweston@olc.edu, Office (605) 455-6083, Cell (605) 407-7853.


Humanities/Social Science (Kim Bettelyoun-Peterson)___  We are still accepting original student plays.  If you are interested in the Speech or One Act Play competitions please contact Kim @ 455-6093, 899-2367, kpetersen@olc.edu or Jess at 845-594-1280, jcharest@olc.edu.   We would like to have as many students as possible sign up in the event we find some do not qualify.  Please spread the word if you know of anyone who might want to be involved!  Thank you.  


Foundational Studies (Jennifer Rodin)__Are you interested in joining the CHESS TEAM!! Come to the He Sapa College Center Friday January 29, 2016 to test your skills!  Session will be from 12: noon to 2: pm. Please contact Chess Team Coach Jennifer Rodin via email at jrodin@olc.edu or Tada Vargas via email at tvargas1149@olc.edu for more information or if you are unable to make this date.  HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!  Staff and faculty PLEASE encourage all your students to try out.  Oh, and if any of you play, please let Tada Vargas or me know.  We’d like to do some practive match-ups before we go to AIHEC.  We want to make it fun…put a little skin in the game, etc.  Pilamaya!!


(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. 


Ag Extension (Leslie Henry)__ I will be putting up a booth for OLC at AIHEC.  If your department wants to be represented please provide me with brochures.  If you have any freebees – pens, pencils, keychains, etc – they would be appreciated.  Ag Ext does not have the funding to purchase any this year.  Theresa Lone Hill. 455-6085 or tlonehill@olc.edu.




KOLC TV (Tony Brave)___Schedule for this week on KOLC TV – Shields King

This is what we will be showing. All LNI footage -- Lakota Nation Invitational Basketball Tournament, both boys and girls teams. This event was held in the Rapid City Rushmore Plaza Civic Center. 

7:00 - AM - Winnebago - Indians vs Red Cloud - Crusaders. Boys Basketball Game.

8:05 - AM- Lower Brule Sioux vs White River Tigers . Boys Basketball Game.

9:48 - AM- Cheyenne Eagle Butte Braves vs Pine Ridge Thorpes . Boys Basketball Game.

11:19 - AM - Crow Creek Chieftains vs Pine Ridge Thorpes. Boys Basketball Game.

12:43 - PM - Little Wound Lady Mustangs vs McLaughlin Lady M's . Girls Basketball Game.

1:58 - PM - Saint Francis Warriors vs Little Wound Mustangs . Boys Basketball Game.

3:18 - PM - White River Lady Tigers vs Red Cloud Lady Crusaders . Girls Basketball Game.

4:48 - PM - Hand Games Tournament Championship Matches. 

5:21 - PM - Winnebago Indians vs Red Cloud Crusaders . Boys Basketball Game.

6:10 - PM - Lower Brule Sioux vs White River Tigers . Boys Basketball Game.

6:43 - PM - Cheyenne Eagle Butte Braves vs Pine Ridge Thropes . Boys Basketball Game.

7:48 - PM - Crow Creek Chieftains vs Pine Ridge Thorpes. Boys Basketball Game.

9:32 - PM - Little Wound Lady Mustangs vs McLaughlin Lady M's . Girls Basketball Game.

11:02 - PM - Saint Francis Warriors vs Little Wound Mustangs . Boys Basketball Game.


2016 Calendar: February/March

February 1-5                Last Week to Drop 100%

February 15                 President’s Day (Offices Closed, Classes as Usual)

March 14-16                AIHEC 2016 (Minneapolis MN)

March 14-18                Spring Break (No Classes)

March 25                     Easter Holiday (Good Friday)


Student Opportunities:

NRL Summer Research Program.  You are receiving this email through The Washington Center's (TWC) partnership with HBCU Connect!  TWC is excited to announce a new internship opportunity with the Naval Research Laboratory, called the NRL Summer Research Program, for the summer 2016 term. This new program specifically asks for HBCU/MI students and positions will go fast!  Accepted applicants will be able to: work 40 hours per week under the guidance of senior NRL staff; conduct hands on laboratory research; be an active participant in major research programs; attend scientific and skill-set seminars; and, sharpen their professional skills through various projects and assignments. While many students will be considered, the program is designed for backgrounds in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Some of the specific projects may include, but are not limited to: <>Molecular Engineering <> Microbotics: Engineering and Design <> Cybersecurity <> Microstructural Studies <> Elastomers and Functional Polymers <> Computational Design of Materials <> And much more!  Internships through the Naval Research Laboratory are fully-funded and paid opportunities. In addition, some support is provided for travel and other expenses. There is no out-of-pocket cost for participation. To be considered for this opportunity, applications must be received by February 4, 2016.  To submit the application, you must include basic information, your resume and an essay. Letters of recommendation are required, but can arrive after submission. An official transcript will also be required and should be sent as soon as possible. Be sure to choose option 2 (the Federal Diversity Internship Initiative) on the application! Apply to the NRL Summer Research Program  For more information about the program, please visit this site. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. The Washington Center is happy to assist with the application in any way and we look forward to working with you this year. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Jason Giaconia (Jason.Giaconia@twc.edu) and Alexandra Ojeda (Alexandra.Ojeda@twc.edu).

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]


2016 ITEP Student Summer Internship.  Apply now for an 8-week summer internship. 

Spend your summer working with tribal organizations to address tribal environmental issues, either technical/education or policy related.  The internship program provides each student intern with a stipend, and limited housing and travel allowances. Host sites are selected from tribal environmental organizations, government offices, the US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) and others.  Up to eight intern positions are focused on technical/educational issues and at least two intern positions are focused on policy issues. Descriptions of the host sites will be found on the website after January 29, 2016.  Eligible students must meet the following:  <> US Citizen <> Full-time undergraduate or graduate college student during Spring 2016 (12 hours undergrad, 9 hours grad) at any tribal college, college or university <> Have at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA <> Majoring in an environmental or related field like science, engineering, planning, policy, law, management, political science, anthropology, or health <> Interested in pursuing an environmental career after graduating <> Proficient verbal and written communication skills <> Strong interest in working with Native American tribes or topics.  http://www7.nau.edu/itep/main/eeop/Internships/ssi_internship.  To apply, submit an online application plus additional materials that are described on the website.  You can also provide your preferences for the host sites you find interesting after January 29, 2016.  Deadline:  February 29, 2016.   Questions?  Contact Mansel Nelson at Mansel.Nelson@nau.edu or 928-523-1275.


U.S. Department of Justice.  Why is it great to work for the Federal Bureau of Prisons?  The Bureau of Prisons requires high standards of safety, security, sanitation and discipline, which promotes a physically and emotionally sound environment for both staff and inmates.  All Bureau of Prisons staff share a common role as “Correctional Workers First,” requiring a mutual responsibility for maintaining safe and secure institutions regardless of one’s position, tenure or other factures.  The Federal Bureau of Prisons is a component of the US Department of Justice with more than 90 locations grouped into six geographic regions, Mid-Atlantic, Northeast, Southeast, North Central, South Central and Western.  If your students are seeking employment with a reputable agency, which offers flexible work schedules, Law Enforcement Pay (excluding some positions), paid sick leave, paid vacation/holiday leave, health care, 401K retirement plan with matching contributions plan, advancement opportunities and the availability to work through the United States, then this is the agency for them.  For informational purposes please see the Bureau’s website at www.bop.gov.  If you require additional information or assistance, please contact Carrie Foster at 218-249-7440, or at cfoster@bop.gov.  We look forward to cooperative relationship and the opportunity to be of service to your university/college and students. 


NALSA Art Competition.  What: The Native American Law Student Association (NALSA) is hosting an art contest for the 13th biennial Symposium entitled; “ICWA: Old and New Challenges.” The theme of this year’s symposium is the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA), and one piece of artwork featuring this theme will be selected to be permanently displayed in the courtroom at the University of South Dakota School of Law. All submissions will be displayed around the School of Law during the duration of the Symposium.  Who may enter: Any current student at a post-secondary program in the state of South Dakota may enter.  How to Enter:  Each artist is responsible for dropping off or mailing the submissions to the attention of NALSA at the School of Law by March 18 for judging.  Native American Law Student Association, University of South Dakota School of Law, 414 East Clark Street

Vermillion, SD 57069-2390.  Upon receipt of the Artist’s work NALSA will display the work in the hallways of the Law School during the Symposium dates (March 30 and 31, 2016). During this time the selection committee will select one of the works to be displayed indefinitely in the courtroom. Artists whose works are not selected may either designate the return of their work at NALSA’s expense or may designate it as a donation to the NALSA. NALSA will not be responsible for any damages in the return of any work. Artists may also wish to be present for the Symposium and can pick their own work at the end of the event. Provide with your submission the entry form, complete with your name, phone number, school you attend, and student id number. Also write a brief description of how the work of art reflects the theme of our symposium. The Winner of the NALSA Art Contest will be awarded $100.00.  With any questions, or to arrange a drop off or pick up, contact Brittany Cook via email at Brittany.Cook@coyotes.usd.edu.  Guidelines: <> Each entrant may submit up to two works for consideration <> The work of art must be 2-D (ex: painting, drawing, photography, collage, some mixed media) <> If the surface of the work is deemed by the judges to be wildly protrusive it will not be considered. <> The dimensions of the piece may be up to 16”x 20”, unframed.