Oglala Lakota College
Wicah’pi Cikala

(Little Star)

 

Weekly Bulletin                                          February 6-17, 2017

 

President’s Office (Thomas Shortbull)___ All Staff meeting rescheduled to Friday February  10, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. in the Conference Room. If the All Staff meeting takes up the full 2 hours the Committee meetings will be held after lunch, if not the Committee meetings will be before lunch.  Please bring item assigned to your department or program for lunch.  Thank you.  <><><> BOT meetings for February:  Program Policy, Tuesday, February 21 @ noon at PRCC.  Finance, Tuesday, February 21@ 4:00pm at Piya Wiconi.  Personnel, Wednesday, February 22 at 4:00pm at Piya Wiconi.  BOT, February 23 @ 4:00pm at Piya Wiconi. 

 

Woksape Tipi (Michelle May)___ LEARNING EXPRESS DATABASE--This is an awesome, splendid, remarkable, amazing , huge database resource, chock full of prep tests of all kinds, resume writing helps tips for job searching, computer skills development, etc.  Includes Praxis....for practice!!! You will find Learning Express access from the library webpage under the Database tab.....please register and begin to be all you can be at Woksape Tipi!!!! We are furthering our efforts at increasing visibility to governmental publications through our Federal Depository Library Program membership. All titles we receive will be electronically accessible directly through our online catalog. Tawa recently co-authored a paper published in Library Management and available through the Emerald Database (access through South Dakota Library Network membership) that highlights the value and services of Oglala Lakota College’s Woksape Tipi Library. The paper asserts through information visualization that our library provides services on par with Siouxland Libraries, the largest urban library with the same number of branches as Woksape Tipi. <><><>  ARCHIVES NEWS -- Woksape Tipi Archives was one of two recipients in South Dakota of an NEH grant for 2017. The preservation assistance grant will support external review and assessment of our collections that will assist us in seeking further support for enhancing the preservation work to maintain integrity and access to the special collections. We will have two academic interns this semester. We welcome Corey Stover as our Lakota Studies academic intern. Corey will be completing his AA in Lakota Studies this semester. We are also welcoming former OLC student John Miller, who is nearing completion of a degree at the Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences in Tuscon, but wanted to work with at-risk Lakota audio formats for his academic internship and will be assisting us to migrate some of our reel to reel audio collections. Stew Magnuson has generously offered to donate his research collection and interviews related to his published work, The Death of Raymond Yellow Thunder: And Other True Stories from the Nebraska-Pine Ridge Border Towns, published in 2009. And, the Archives has new carpet and a new look! We encourage you to be like a fly on apple pie (and like new faculty member Vernell White Thunder) and visit us to find resources for your work!

 

Humanities/SocSciences (Kim Peterson)___Announcements from Judith Graham.  Any undergraduate who is interested in Norton Publishing's 2017 writing competition should contact Judith Graham at jgraham@olc.edu by February 28, 2017.   <><><> Announcement from Dr. Lilias Jarding.  This year's OLC Research Symposium will be held on Friday, April 28, 2017, at the Pejuta Haka College Center.  The Symposium is an opportunity for you to present your research results in a professional setting.  This is not only good experience, but also looks good on your resume or CV.
Start thinking now about the research you have done this year, as well as the research you are completing during the Spring semester, and plan to apply for the Research Symposium.  The (simple) form to apply to present your research will be sent out soon.  The Symposium is later in the semester this year, so most class projects should be completed and can be presented. Please encourage those around you to present their research.  The Symposium is open to students, faculty, staff, and community members.  If you have any questions contact me at ljarding@olc.edu or (605)787-2872.

 

Student Activities (Mary Tobacco)___Braveheart’s BB Schedule (Men & Women’s)

Roster still open for both teams!  Eligible students plan to attend:  2.00 GPA, Full-Time OLC.  Full schedule available at www.olc.edu.  Games postponed due to weather TBA.  For Men's Basketball changes call or text Don Giago, (605) 390-9659; Women’s Basketball changes call or text Mary, (605) 454-5632.   <><>  Basketball Practice Schedule:  Monday-Thursday   8:30pm-10:30pm (*unless hazardous road conditions) Friday-WBB:  10:00am-12:00pm, MBB:  5:00pm-7:00pm. <><>  HOME GAMES:  February 10 – 5:00pm Lady Bravehearts v Yellowstone Christian;  7:00pm Bravehearts v Yellowstone Christian.   February 11 – 1:00pm, Lady Bravehearts v Yellowstone Christian;  3:00pm                         Bravehearts v Yellowstone Christian.  CO-ED VOLLEYBALL PRACTICE FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2017, 1:00pm Multipurpose ** ARCHERY PRACTICE FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2017, 1:00pm Multipurpose.  Please bring your updated physicals and work out gear.  <><><>  AIHEC CHAMPIONSHIPS:  BASKETBALL:   MARCH 15-19, 2017 @  RAPID CITY, SD.  ARCHERYMARCH 18-21, 2017 @ RAPID CITY, SD.  CO-ED VOLLEYBALLMARCH 18-21, 2017 @ RAPID CITY, SD. For More Information Contact: Mary Tobacco, Student Activities Director/WBB Coach. Telephone:  (605) 455-2985, Fax:  (605) 455-2987, Cell:  (605) 454-5632, Email:  mtobacco@olc.edu, Alt. Email:  marytobacco@gmail.com, Web:  www.olc.edu.  Hoka Hey Cantetinza!

 

Development (Marilyn Pourier)___ Thank you to staff who contributed in 2016 to the various scholarships for OLC students, the scholarship endowment fund or to the activities fund.  You can sign up for a payroll deduction with the business office to contribute -- $1, $2, $5 or more per PP.  It all adds up to scholarships for the students or assistance to families that have lost loved ones.  Pilamaya!  <><><>  Please consider adding to your schedule a visit to OLC’s Historical Center to hear the history and see the historical photos and art work displays that chronicle the history of the Oglala Lakota from the early 1800s to the Wounded Knee Massacre. <><><> Keep in mind that we are always looking for news for the weekly Wicah’pi Cikala. Share your fun, your events, your student announcement, your successes and on and on.

 

KOLC TV (Tony Brave)___New schedule for this week on KOLC-TV – Shields King.

7:01 - AM - Miss Rodeo South Dakota, 2017 Coronation For Sonya Clifford.

9:02 - AM - LNI, Lakota Nation Invitational, Basketball Game Tournaments. Held in the Rapid City Rushmore Plaza Civic Center. Crow Creek Lady Chieftains vs McLaughlin Lady Mustangs. Girls Basketball Game.

10:15 - AM - LNI, Lakota Nation Invitational , Basketball Game Tournaments. Held in the Rapid City Rushmore Plaza Civic Center. Lower Brule Lady Sioux vs Todd County Lady Falcons. Girls Basketball Game.

11:21 - AM - Literary Reading In Woksape Tipi Library.

12:09 - PM - Leola One Feather , Cradle Board Making .

2:43 - PM - LNI, Lakota Nation Invitational , Basketball game Tournaments. Held in the Rapid City Rushmore Plaza Civic Center. Pine Ridge Lady Thorpes vs Standing Rock Lady Warriors. Girls Basketball Game.

4:00 - PM - Miss Rodeo South Dakota, 2017 Coronation for Sonya Clifford.

6:01 - PM - LNI, Lakota Nation Invitational , Basketball Game Tournaments. Held in the Rapid City Rushmore Plaza Civic Center. Crow Creek Lady Chieftains vs McLaughlin Lady Mustangs. Girls Basketball Game.

7:15 - PM - LNI, Lakota Nation Invitational , Basketball game Tournaments. Held in the Rapid City Rushmore Plaza Civic Center. Lower Brule Lady Sioux vs Todd County Lady Falcons. Girls Basketball Game.

8:20 - PM - Literary Reading In The Woksape Tipi Library.

9:09 - PM - Leola One Feather , Cradle Board making.

11:43 - PM - LNI, Lakota Nation Invitational , Basketball Game Tournaments. Held in the Rapid city Rushmore Plaza Civic Center. Pine Ridge :ady Thorpes vs Standing Rock Lady Warriors. Girls Basketball game.

 

2017 Calendar: 

President’s Day (Office Closed)                                February 20

AIHEC 2017 (Rapid City, SD)                                  March 19-21

Spring Break (No Classes)                                          March 20-24

 

AMERICAN INDIAN HIGHER EDUCATION CONSORTIUM STUDENT CONFERENCE:  MARCH 19-21, Rapid City, SD.

 

EAP/Student Affairs (Lance Christensen)___ The AIHEC meeting scheduled for today will be rescheduled to next Friday, February 10th, at 9:30 a.m. AIHEC coaches I would like to have the names of the students taking part in the competitions as early as possible for the roster to process the registration fees and to have their sizes to order jackets.  The jackets will have the conference logo and team name embroidered on them which requires some time.  I also need the jacket sizes of the coaches.  I’m hoping to have the jackets in hand and ready for distribution by March 13 or 14 at the latest.  Only 33 working days away.  Contact me @ 455-6040 or lchristensen@olc.edu.  Thank you.

 

AIHEC Hand Games (Paulina Fast Wolf/Vina White Hawk)___AIHEC Hand Game Practice Schedule Spring 2017.  Practices begin at 6:00 PM!!!  Please bring your drums, rattles & be ready to sing.  All practices take place on Friday:  February 3 – Oglala CC.  February 10 Pejuta Haka CC.  February 17 – Wounded Knee CC.  February 24 – Oglala CC.  March 3 – TBA.  March 10 – TBA.  If you have any questions please contact Paulina 867-5780 or Vina 867-5352

 

AIHEC Tribal College Journal Art Competition (Marty Two Bulls, Jr)__ Students who are interested in competing in the 2017 Tribal College Journal Art Competition should contact Marty Two Bulls Jr. at mtwobullsjr@olc.edu before March 10.

 

AIHEC Tribal College Journal film competition (Judith Graham)___Students who are interested in submitting an entry in this year's Tribal College Journal film competition should contact Judith Graham at jgraham@olc.edu for more information.

 

AIHEC Knowledge Bowl (Linda Scabby Face/David White Bull)__ We are seeking members for 2017 AIHEC Knowledge Bowl team. We are looking for students who love to read and take notes. Who are dedicated to doing their best! First meeting will be Sunday Feb. 5, 2017 12:00pm at the Oglala College Center. Meetings will continue every Sunday or Friday cycling thru Pine Ridge CC and Oglala CC. If you have any questions, feel free to contact David White Bull (PWCC) 455-6080 or Linda Scabby Face, Team Captain (WCCC) at 867-5780/899-0923.  (Believe in yourself and all that you are.  Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle.  –Christian D. Larson)

 

AIHEC 2017 Critical Inquiry Team (Al Wounded Head & Rebecca Lone Elk-Coaches)__ Attention Students!!!!  AIHEC 2017 Critical Inquiry Team Is looking for students who are outspoken and enjoys Research!!! Any students interested in joining the team for AIHEC? If so, Critical Inquiry is for you.  Critical Inquiry is a team where Tribal College students  gets the opportunity to explore topics of interest which are relevant to their communities through research, written documentation, and oral presentation. First meeting will be February. 3, 2017 12:00pm at the Pine Ridge College Center. Meetings will continue every Fridays cycling thru Pine Ridge CC and Oglala CC from 11:00am-3:00pm. Any questions call or email: Rebecca Lone Elk 867-5780, rloneelk@olc.edu or Al Wounded Head 867-2309, awoundedhead@olc.edu.

 

AIHEC CHAMPIONSHIPS:    BASKETBALL:   MARCH 15-19, 2017 @  RAPID CITY, SD.  ARCHERYMARCH 18-21, 2017 @ RAPID CITY, SD.  CO-ED VOLLEYBALLMARCH 18-21, 2017 @ RAPID CITY, SD.   

 

 

 

OTHER:

Institution for Tribal Environmental Professionals.  2017 ITEP Student Summer Internship.  Apply now for an 8-week summer internship.  Spend your summer working with tribal organizations to address tribal environmental issues. The internships have a technical, educational or policy focus. 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. Descriptions of the host sites will be found on the website after January 31, 2017.  Eligible students must meet the following:  <> US Citizen <> Full-time undergraduate or graduate college student during Spring 2017 (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 31, 2017.  Deadline:  February 28, 2017.  Questions?  Contact Mansel  Nelson at Mansel.Nelson@nau.edu or 928-523-1275.

The Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics Essay Contest 2017.   Thank you for your interest in the Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics Essay Contest. By entering the contest, you will become part of a 28 year legacy of leading young thinkers and writers confronting the ethical dilemmas in their lives and the world. We are proud of you! The contest is open to registered undergraduate full-time Juniors or Seniors at accredited four-year colleges or universities in the United States during the Fall 2016 Semester. The essay must be the original, unpublished work of one student. Only one essay per student per year may be submitted.  The submission deadline has been extended to February 10, 2017, by 5:00pm PST. No late entries will be accepted.   For more information on this award, please visit the Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics website at http://www.ethicsprize.org.  You will complete your application and submit your entry here. What you need to apply*:  1. Your Contact Information  2.  Your Essay  3. Enrollment Verification -- Please make sure that your enrollment document states both your CLASS STANDING or GRADUATION DATE and that you are a FULL TIME student. 4.  Faculty Sponsor and his/her Contact Information.  You may create an online account at any time, (even before you have completed your essay). Please note that once you have uploaded your essay, you may change your uploaded file until you "submit." We advise you to please work with your faculty sponsor on your essay before it is submitted for online verification. Your Faculty Sponsor must verify your entry by February 10, 2017, so please plan accordingly. Once your Faculty Sponsor has verified your essay, it is final, and you may not replace or change your essay. Please work with your Faculty Sponsor on any necessary edits to your essay before you upload and submit online. Any essay without Faculty Sponsor verification will be disqualified.  To begin, please enter your email address. If this is your first visit, you will create an account with a password. If you have already created an account, please log in with your email address and enter your password on the next page. To view your submission, please log in with your email address and enter your password on the next page.  AWARDS:  1st Prize -- $5000.  2nd Prize -- $2500.  3rd Prize -- $1500.  2 Honorable Mentions $500 each.

 

NASA Tribal Colleges and Universities Project 2017.  The Project 2017 NASA ELO Summer REU consists of a 7-week paid NASA sponsored summer internship.  Th3e first 3 weeks of instruction and mentoring are from June 12 – June 30, 2017 at Haskell Indian Nations University.  During this time you will receive training in GIS, remote sensing, climate change as well as the social dimensions of climate impacts.  We will also be working with you to help you create and complete research projects with a climate change theme using the tools you will gain through the training at Haskell.  At the conclusion of the workshop, you will head home to your own institutions for the remainder of the experience.  While at home, we will work with you to finish your research and complete your projects with the help of mentors and the instruction staff.  The final products for the summer experience will be a completed Plan of Work, and a PowerPoint presentation of your work.  Examples of these can be seen from the 2015 and 2016 NASA REU pages at http://nasareu.com.  Application Deadline:  March 15, 2017.  Download Application:  https://goo.gl/kw56mg.  Contact:  Kathi Bennett, 701-663-9701, nasareu@kiksapa.com.