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OLC Weekly Bulletin

Wicah’pi Cikala (Little Star)

Weekly Bulletin April 13-17, 2015

President’s Office (Tom Shortbull)____ April BOT Meetings. Personnel – Monday, April 20 @ 5:00pm at Pine Ridge CC. Program Policy – Tuesday, April 21 @ 5:00pm at Pine Ridge CC. Finance – Wednesday, April 22 @ Noon at Piya Wiconi. BOT – Thursday, April 23 @ 5:00pm at Piya Piya Wiconi. Athletics (Mary Tobacco)___OLC student-athlete Alyssa Looks Twice, who recently scored 48 points in the AIHEC Division II Basketball Championship game traveled Tampa, Florida to try-out for professional women's basketball during the NCAA Women's Final Four! The following is from by Dale Pine, Jr. When Alyssa Looks Twice scored her 1,000th point against the University of Jamestown on January 7th, it was symbolic of just how far she has come. On April 15th she took part in the 2015 Merit Pro Combine. Head coaches from the WNBA’s Atlanta Dream, Los Angeles Sparks, Chicago Sky, Seattle Storm, Tulsa Shock, and San Antonio Starts looked on, as well as representatives from other teams. Alyssa gave a valiant effort while finishing the day with a three pointer and several rebounds. She got to the basket several times with her signature dribble-drive and her strong rebounding that earned her AIHEC MVP honors as a freshman. Looks Twice held her own and did good despite playing against some of the top seniors in the country. When asked during the games how the competition was, Looks Twice responded with, “it’s tough out there, but I’m hanging in there.” She echoed the same sentiments she had the night before about taking part in the combine, “It means even more to be representing the Oglala Sioux Tribe in such a good way. I only hope that this sends a good message to the youth that these opportunities are possible. It is possible to grow up on the reservation, go to school on the reservation, and these opportunities are still possible to achieve.” Voc Ed (David White Bull)___ National Career Readiness Certificate. The ACT National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) is a credential that demonstrates achievement and a certain level of workplace employability skill in *Applied Mathematics *Locating Information *Reading for Information. WorkKeys assessments measure “real world” skills that employers are looking for in order to have job success. Test questions are based on situations in the everyday world. 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 anyone with their career decisions, especially by giving them an understanding of what skills they need. Contact: Shyla White Lance 605-455-6090 or Gloria Eastman 605-899-9940 for information on how to get your FREE certificate. <><><> Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA). Classroom work: Wednesday, May 20-Friday, May 29, 2015, 8:30am—5:00pm. At Pejuta Haka CC. Additional 16 hr. Clinical Times: To be Announced. You must attend the first day to be enrolled or call Shyla White Lance to sign up and for more information at 605-455-6090 or email OLC & SD Allied Health Training Consortium.

Pejuta Haka CC (Steph Sorbal)__Join other youth for …Dances with Words Poetry Slam. Brave New Voices, Atlanta, Team Tryouts! Wednesday, April 15th 5-7pm. (Slam sign-up from 5-5:20pm) at the Pejuta Haka CC. Outside – weather permitting – bring your chair. Cold weather or rain session will be held inside. Top 3 poets will win an opportunity to be one of the team members traveling to participate at the Brave New Voices Festival in Atlanta, Georgia on July 14-19, 2015. For more information contact Brandie Macdonald @ 605-348-0324 or Sponsored by First Peoples Fund, Youth Speaks, OLC & The Heritage Center @ Red Cloud.

Woksape Tipi (Michelle May)___Quilt Documentation Workshop. With Katie Dillon and Stella Iron Cloud. Woksape Tipi Library. Wednesday, April 15, 10am to 2pm. Lunch provided. Learn how to document quilts and learn about the history of quilt making styles and techniques. We will be documenting the quilt in this photo and learning about preservation of quilts. Katie Dillon and Stella Iron Cloud are avid quilters and have been working on quilt documentation for many years. Questions? Call Woksape Tipi staff at 605-455-6069. <><><> First Peoples Fund Dances with Words Writing Workshop, Wednesdays in April 1, 8, 22, 29 from 5:30-8:30pm at OLC’s Woksape Tipi library at Piya Wiconi. <><><> Beginning Genealogy Workshop. Every Tuesday in April from 10am to noon. April 7, 14, 21, 28. At Woksape Tipi Library on Piya Wiconi campus. Elders, students and community members are welcome. We will provide help with your family charts and tips to make your genealogy research a little easier! Bring any family charts and other information you wish to use and share. Questions? Woksape Tipi Library 605-455-6069. Stella Iron Cloud 605-899-1411.

Graduate Studies (Richard Iron Cloud)___DEADLINE! April 24, 2015 for Fall 2015 entry to OLC Graduate Studies Program for a degree in Lakota Leadership and Management or Lakota Leadership and Management, Education Administration Emphasis. Items needed for registration: Application to Graduate Studies, OLC Application, $15 Application Fee, Official Transcripts, DIB, Current Resume, Technology Assessment, Two Writing Samples & Three Reference Letters. Call Graduate Studies Department for information @ 605-455-6006 or email You may also visit the website at

Humanities & Social Sciences (Kim Bettelyoun)___Announcement from Dr. Lilias Jarding. Listed below is the schedule for the OLC Research Symposium, which will be held on Friday, April 24, at the Math and Science Building. We have an excellent collection of papers, presenters, and sessions planned. This is an important opportunity for OLC students, staff, and faculty, and I hope you will plan on joining us for one or more sessions. We really need a few faculty and staff to step up and act as discussants for this event. A discussant will have the opportunity to comment on the papers presented in a certain session. I have asked people to forward their papers to their discussant ahead of time, which is helpful in forming comments. Please let me know that you will act as a discussant and the session name. Or sign up someone in your department who has an interest in the subject matter. I need discussant names no later than Friday, April 10. Thank you, and see you on the 24th. SCHEDULE: SESSION ONE: BIOLOGY: 10:00 – 11:00 am. Discussant: Evaluating Cattle Introgression in Bison on the Pine Ridge Reservation (Tada R. Vargas). How Lucky Turtles Crossing BIA27 Transformed OLC Students’ Research Experiences (Alessandra Higa). Habitat Location Prediction of Ornate Box Turtles in South Dakota (Camille Griffith). <><> SESSION TWO: EARTH AND WATER: 11:00 – 12:00 pm. Discussant: Preliminary Identification of Lineaments through Satellite Imagery of Northwestern Fall River and Southwestern Custer Counties, South Dakota (Patrisse M. Vasek and Hannan E. LaGarry). Water Quality and Stream Health of Pine Ridge Reservation Streams (Charles Jason Tinant). Determination of Nutrient Limitation in the Pine Ridge Reservation Streams (Jody Harms). <><> SESSION THREE: LEADERSHIP AND THE SOCIAL SCIENCES: 1:00 – 2:30 pm. Discussant: Facets of Multi-cultural Leadership (Ahmed Al-Asfour and Sandra White Shield). Race Relations in Rapid City: Content Analysis of a Local Newspaper (Susanne Auer). Results from the Yahuay Alta Public Architecture Ground Penetrating Radar Survey (Kirk Costion). State Regulators and the New Nuclear Era in the Western United States: In Situ Uranium Mining in a New Landscape (Lilias Jones Jarding) <><> SESSION FOUR: TRIBALLY CONTROLLED SCHOOLS: 2:30 – 3:30 pm. Discussant: Student Retention at Tribal Colleges and Universities: Working toward Developing an Ideal Model (Ahmed Al-Asfour). Pine Ridge Reservation Tribally Controlled Grant Schools: Teacher Perceptions of Successful Implementation of Common Core State Standards (Donna J. Amiotte). Tribally Controlled Grant Schools: Parents’ Perceptions of Barriers in Parent Involvement and Support (Gloria M. Lakota). <><> SESSION FIVE: EDUCATION: 3:30 – 4:30 pm. Discussant: Facilitating Greater Instructional Differentiation Via Research-Based Teacher Reflections and Site-Based Procedural Guidelines (William M. Young). Effect of Measures of Academic Progress Test on DAKOTA-STEP Test Scores (Darrin Merrival). Narrative Learning: The Impact of Narrative on Academic Engagement and Motivation (Kim Bettelyoun and Ahmed Al-Asfour).

Registrar (Leslie Mesteth)___Registration to begin on April 20th!! Fall 2015 registration begins on April 20th and ends on August 14, 2015. Deadline for new student admission is August 7, 2015. Current OLC students should visit their counselor to see what classes they can register for. New students will need to bring a copy of their high school transcripts OR GED transcripts and Degree of Indian Blood (if enrolled in a tribe).

Math/Science/Tech (Karla Witt)___ A call for judges from Misty Brave! Judging for OLC’s 14th Science Fair will be April 24th from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Please come and help judge projects from future OLC students. We need as many judges as we can get. You will not have to judge the entire fair, only a small section. <><><> Announcement from Jennifer Rodin, Faculty (see email to all staff dated 3/25). Please encourage all students to take advantage of this great opportunity! Tech Learning Center (TLC) – The TLC is open to SDSM&T and OLC students for tutoring and is located in the basement of the SDSM&T Library and is FREE for everyone. The TLC cannot cover all subjects. Its main focus is tutoring for School of Mines core subjects – chemistry, computer science, English, math, physics and biology if a tutor is available at the 100 and 200 level. You can find the TLC Tutoring schedule and the Tutors’ Area of Expertise Chart by going to the TECH Learning Center web pages. On the Mines website, enter “tutoring” in the search box and then click the updated tutoring schedule link. One visit may not be enough, plan on visiting the TLC several different times and days of the week and to find tutors and times that best fit your study needs. If there are questions or concerns about the Tech Learning Center contact or call 605-394-2428 (or call 605-394-2428 weekdays between 8:00 a.m. and noon or call 394-2400 – Office of Registrar & Academic Services.

Bookstore(Myreen Iron Cloud)__Book buy back—Monday & Tuesday May 18th & 19th, 2015 9:00am to 4:30pm at OLC Bookstore. Bring all CD’s, DVD’S and supplemental materials purchased with your textbook.

Student Affairs (Wayne Weston)__ Just wanted to give each of you a heads-up on coming Student Senate events that are in the planning stages. Student Senate Leadership Conference on Suicide Prevention and Awareness” and 1st Annual OLC Powwow and Honoring” (Location TBA). We will be having a drum contest for College Center students where each center should create their own drum group and dance contest for college students with prizes. Of course this will be open to the public for other dancers and drum groups but the contest will be for college students. We will be honoring individuals who placed at AIHEC and other staff and students for accomplishments. We will also be honoring past faculty and individuals who made their journey to the Spirit World. We will be getting out flyers and posters in the future but wanted each of you to be aware.

Ag Extension (Leslie Henry)__ Multiple Positions opening soon Student Interns and Recent Graduates. USDA, South Dakota Rural Development. Apply at (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 for information regarding the available positions and the USDA Pathways Programs, please contact Kay Daugherty, South Dakota-Administrative Officer, or 605-352-1105. USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer

Activities Committee (Theresa Lone Hill, Chair)___Hi all!! ONLY two months until Graduation (June 21st) and little time to apply your donation to payroll deduction, so you can give a small amount at a time. This is a wonderful way to honor or to memorialize a loved one. The category poster is still pretty bare. Support your Graduates, Dancers, Children…. Graduation weekend is a fun time for all. The payroll deduction forms are available on the poster, pen included, outside the Piya Wiconi Conference Rm. Wopila to those that have already signed up to help support the Pow-Wow ! Categories: Women’s Golden Age, Women’s Traditional, Women’s Jingle, Women’s Fancy, Teen Girl’s Traditional, Teen Girl’s Jingle, Teen Girl’s Fancy, Jr. Girl’s Traditional, Jr. Girl’s Jingle, Jr. Girl’s Fancy. Men’s Golden Age, Men’s Traditional, Men’s Grass, Men’s Fancy, Teen Boy’s Traditional, Teen Boys Grass, Teen Boys Fancy, Jr. Boy’s Traditional, Jr. Boy’s Grass, Jr. Boy’s Fancy. Tiny Tots. Total gifted so far $2,075, and that is ONLY from 13 individuals—If 13 more gave the same… ADDS up FAST. And you don’t have to be an employee of OLC to give, so you can let your family and friends know too! WOPILA Wanda reddy, secretary Activities committee, 455-6042

KOLC TV (Tony Brave)___ Here is what we will be showing on KOLC-TV. Oglala Lakota College Television all this week – Shields King. 7:08-AM- Tribal council meeting, Regular Session Part 1. 11:13-AM- Little Wound Mustangs vs Pine Ridge Thorpes. pt 1. 12:27-PM- Black Hills pow-wow Sunday Part 1. 3:42-PM- Wilmer Mesteth Night Dance part 1. 5:54-PM- Wilmer Mesteth & Maori Speak. 7:41-PM- Black Hills Pow-wow, Sunday part 1. 10:57-PM- Wilmer Mesteth Night Dance part 1. 1:09-AM- Wilmer Mesteth & Maori speak. 2:56-AM- Tribal Council Meeting, Regular Session part 1.

Other Announcements Community Social Powwow – Kyle. There will be a Community Social at the Powwow grounds in Kyle, SD on April 25th. It is an all-day event full of youth activities, games, music and Special Guest’s Lil Mike and Funny Bone (Native American Rappers who appeared on America’s Got Talent). All programs that have a positive message for our youth and spiritual leader are encouraged to attend. This will be the first of many events this summer and is sponsored by community members and KILI radio. Donations and help are needed, please come and support our YOUTH!! For more information or to donate contact Derrick Daddy D Janis @ 605-899-1960.

Lakota Emergence. Dahl Arts Center, Rapid City, SD. May 6-9, 2015. Presented by the Center for American Indian Research and Native Studies in partnership with the Rapid City Arts Council and the Sioux Indian Museum. FREE admission. Special Events: May 1-9 – Rapid City high school students’ Lakota Emergence artwork exhibition. May 6 – Performance by Lakota rapper Frank Waln. May 7 – Reception catered by The Sioux Chef (Tickets for sale). May 8 – Panel discussion with the exhibit artists. Sixteen distinguished and emerging Lakota artists living across the country create original artworks that respond expressively to the emergence narrative and Lakota identities today.

USDA-Rural Development. We will be filling several student intern and recent graduate positions with USDA-Rural Development in South Dakota. We anticipate the positions will be posted on the pathways website (Pathways for Students & RecentGraduates to Federal Careers). The positions will be full or part time and may be located in any of our offices throughout the State: Aberdeen, Huron, Mitchell, Pierre, Rapid City, Sioux Falls, Watertown, Yankton. To qualify for the USDA Pathways Internship Program, applicants must meet the following requirements: Must submit unofficial transcript(s). Official transcript(s) will be required, if applicant is selected for a position). Must be a high school graduate or equivalent. Must be in good academic standing as defined by the educational institution. A signed participant agreement is required for employment under Pathways. Also we ask applicants to create/update their accounts in USAjobs including an updated resume now so once the position is advertised and posted on USA Jobs , they can apply. If you have any questions on the announcements or location, please feel free to contact me at Kay A. Daugherty, Administrative Program Director, Rural Development, United States Department of Agriculture, 200 4th Street SW, Federal Building Room 210, Huron, SD 57350, Phone: 605.352.1105 | Cell Phone: 605.530.5339, Fax: 855.262.1940 . <><><> The Pathways Programs offer clear paths to Federal internships for students from high school through post-graduate school and to careers for recent graduates, and provide meaningful training and career development opportunities for individuals who are at the beginning of their Federal service. As a student or recent graduate, you can begin your career in the Federal government by choosing the path that best describes you and where you are in your academics: *Internship Program: This program is for current students enrolled in a wide variety of educational institutions from high school to graduate level, with paid opportunities to work in agencies and explore Federal careers while still in school. Additional information about the Internship Program. *Recent Graduates Program: This program is for individuals who have recently graduated from qualifying educational institutions or programs and seek a dynamic, career development program with training and mentorship. To be eligible, applicants must apply within two years of degree or certificate completion (except for veterans precluded from doing so due to their military service obligation, who will have up to six years to apply). Additional information about the Recent Graduates Program. *Presidential Management Fellows Program: For more than three decades, the PMF Program has been the Federal government’s premier leadership development program for advanced degree candidates. This program is now for individuals who have received a qualifying advanced degree within the preceding two years. For complete program information, visit: For additional information on the Pathways Programs please visit: