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OLC Weekly Bulletin

Wicah’pi Cikala (Little Star) President’s Office (Tom Shortbull)___My appreciation to everyone for your part in making sure that the registration process is running smoothly for the students. Thank you. <><><> BOT Committee Mtgs: Personnel, Monday, January 26 @ 5:00pm at Piya Wiconi; Finance, Tuesday, January 27 @ Noon at PRCC; Program Policy, Wednesday, January 28 @ Noon at PRCC; BOT, Thursday, January 29 @ 5:00pm at Piya Wiconi.

Nursing (Michelle Bruns)___The deadline for applications to the Nursing Program is January 31, 2015. No late applications will be accepted. Application checklist: Completed application, three references, essay, application fee (#$48.00). Other requirements include: Completion of Pre-requisite courses with “C” or better, current CAN verification or completion of OLC CAN course, entrance testing as scheduled by the department. Acceptance priority is given to Tribal Enrollment, but is also competitive, based on GPA and entrance testing scores. For more information please contact the Nursing Department at 605-867-5856 or visit the website for the Application, Reference forms and Procedure.

TRIO/SSS (Milton Fineran)___The winner of the SSS Raffle (Samsung Galaxy Tablet) was Phaedra Madden from Slim Buttes! Thanks to everyone for buying tickets and supporting our students for our Annual Awards.

Congratulations on another new addition to the OLC family just before the holidays! Leo Patrick Pourier born November 23rd at 5:26pm, weighing in at 6lb 12oz and 19in. tall. Proud grandmother is Cathy Ferguson (Development).

Lakota Woglaka Wounspe (Didier DuPont)___We are proud to let you know that the Haŋpaṗecuŋ team placed second [out of 20 teams in the Elementary-Middle School bracket]. The children had fun, got excitement, showed sportsmanship and respect, especially when they had to concede the 1st place to the St Joseph Middle School team. The 1st and 2nd place teams were honored at half time of the Friday 7:00pm game [Brave vs. Crusaders] and got their award on the court in the main area, filled with hundreds of Laḱota people. <><><> On Thursday, our Language bowl team placed 4th; but remember that this is more a game show than an actual competition as the OLC Laḱoliya Akiciyapi (Laḱota Speech Contest). i.e., you need to hit the buzzer before the opponent, for you to show that you can answer the question. The students did very well and had fun too. <><><> To those who contributed to the success of the teams by their donations for the teams’ meals, drinks and snacks (you know who you are): Wopilaḣca uŋkeniciyape lo! We tell you a very Thank You. To all staff at OLC, all of you, we are so thankful for your support and the way you show, and the way you appreciate our students and what they do. May you all have good time and good spirit with your family during these two weeks of Winter Holidays. May you have the gifts of good health and Happiness throughout the upcoming New Year. Sincerely, on behalf of all of us here at Laḱota Woglaka Wouŋspe.

Humanities & Soc. Science (Kim Bettelyoun)___Greetings. This year, OLC students, faculty, and staff have a new opportunity to share their research activities with the OLC community. On Friday, April 24, 2015, we will be holding the OLC Research Symposium at the Math and Science Building. We are seeking participation from anyone at our institution who is doing research, and we would like to see participation from a wide variety of fields and individuals. For those who have not participated in this type of event in the past, there will be a number of panels composed of 3 or 4 presenters and a discussant. Each presenter will send a copy of their research paper to the discussant a couple of weeks before the Research Symposium. At the Symposium, each presenter will have 15 to 20 minutes to talk about their research efforts and results. Then the discussant will draw out themes from the research that has been presented. If there is time, the audience will be able to ask questions. This is an opportunity for students to get experience with an important professional activity. This type of experience looks great on a student's resume as they go forward into their career and/or graduate school. Students are encouraged to seek the support of faculty and staff members to participate in this event. Faculty and staff are encouraged to identify student work that would be appropriate for the Symposium -- and to present their own. If you are interested in participating, please fill out the attached, short proposal form. Send it to me no later than March 6. If you have any questions, let me know. See email to allstaff & allstudents dated Tuesday, January 6, 2015 for Proposal for Presentation form for completion. Thanks for your participation! Lilias Jones Jarding, Ph.D. , Associate Professor, Department of Humanities and Social Science, OLC, (605) 787-2872.

Athletics (Mary Tobacco)___Lady/Bravehearts Basketball Schedule: Jan 7 Jamestown NAIA (W) 4:00pm – (M) 6:00pm HOME Jan 12 Dakota State NAIA (W) 5:30pm – (M) 7:30pm MST Madison, SD Jan 15 Dickinson NAIA (W) 5:00pm – (M) 7:00pm HOME Jan 16 Presentation NAIA (W) 5:00pm – (M) 7:00pm HOME Jan 24 United Tribes NJCAA (W) 2:00pm – (M) 4:00pm HOME Feb 21 SD Challenge TCU (W) TBA – (M) TBA HOME Feb 28 MT Challenge TCU (W) TBA – (M) TBA TBA Mar 7 SW Challenge TCU (W) TBA – (M) TBA Albuquerque, NM Mar 14 ND Challenge TCU (W) TBA – (M) TBA HOME Mar 18-21 AIHEC Championships TCU TBA Crow Agency, MT

January –March 2015 Calendar Jan. 9 Registration Ends/Graduate Studies Program Orientation Jan. 13 Course Cancellation Mtg Jan. 12-23 ADD or DROP Jan. 19 Martin Luther King Day (offcs closed/classes held) Jan. 19 Classes Begin Jan. 26 Sunday Classes Begin Jan. 26-30 Last Week to Drop 100% Feb. 16 President’s Day (offcs closed/classes held) Mar. 15-17 AIHEC 2015 Mar. 15-19 Spring Break (no classes)

Other Announcements South Dakota State University to hold statewide student app competition. SDSU is encouraging all South Dakota college students to participate in the university’s upcoming student app development contest. Sponsored by Vision Brookings, with $5,000 in prize money awarded to the winners, the contest will provide college students an opportunity to showcase their technical, entrepreneurial and innovative skills. Students are invited to submit the quality of the idea, its implementation and overall effectiveness. Teams must have at least one member enrolled in a South Dakota technical institute, college or university. Student teams have until 5 p.m. April 1, 2015, to develop and submit their applications. The initial judging round takes place the week starting April 6. The finals are April 17. Time and location will be announced later. Applications are available at: For additional information, contact Aylor at 605-688-4752. For a complete list of contest rules, please visit: 2015 AgrAbility National Training Workshop. Colleagues of the 1994 Land Grant Institutions. If you don’t remember exactly what AgrAbility is, AgrAbility is a program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) that provides assistance to farmers, ranchers, other agricultural workers (including fishermen), and farm family members impacted by disability. You can check us out on the web at If you and/or any of your colleagues are interested in learning how you can help farmers and ranchers with disabilities among your constituencies (remember that “disabilities” includes things like arthritis, hearing and vision loss, back impairments, injuries, amputations, etc.), please consider coming to this year’s NTW April 13-16, 2015, in Rochester, New York. Your participation could be crucial to farmers and ranchers with disabilities in your area receiving help that can keep them doing what they love to do in agriculture. Please feel free to write or call myself, or Kylie Hendress, or 800-825-4254if you have any questions or need further information. Hoping to see you in Rochester, Charles (Chuck) Baldwin, NAP Special Populations Outreach Coordinator, Purdue University, ABE Bldg., 225 S. University St., West Lafayette IN 47907-2093, H: (574)253-0252, C: (574)306-7329,, Special conference rate $101/night.