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OLC Weekly Bulletin

Wicah’pi Cikala (Little Star)

         oglala Lakota College

Wicah’pi Cikala (Little Star)

Weekly Bulletin February 8-12, 2016

President’s Office (Tom Shortbull)___ Presidents Day will be observed at OLC on Monday, February 15th, 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 BOT Meetings: Program Policy, February 24th @ noon at PRCC. Finance @ 5:00pm at LCCC. Personnel February 25th @ 5:00pm at Piya Wiconi. BOT, February 29th @ 5:00pm at the LaCreek Electric conference room at Martin.

Cheyenne River CC (Dave West)___The Cheyenne River College Center in partnership with the Cheyenne River Community Fund program were able to purchase and gift the General Construction students tools and materials for their course work. A total of 12 currently active students in this department were gifted: Tool belts, hard hats, safety goggles, hammers, measuring tapes, screw driver set, knee pads, squares and various hand tools. This partnership with local community programs is greatly appreciated on behalf of the support it gives to our OLC students. Nursing (Jessica Zephier)___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: 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., Office (605) 455-6083, Cell (605) 407-7853

Development (Marilyn Pourier)___ Change in dates to the Woonspe Ocanku radio show schedule in previous bulletin due to weather: Tawa Ducheneaux and Michelle May will now be joining me on KILI Tuesday, February 9 with everything you ever wanted to know about the library and archives. Nicole Little White Man (student) will be joining me on the air on Tuesday, February 16 to share two of her winning speeches she presented at the 2015 AIHEC Student Conference competitions 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 <><><> 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.

Allied Health (Gloria Eastman)___Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) classes will be offered at HeSapa Center every Saturday and Sunday starting February 13 and ending March 6 from 8:30am-5:00pm. I will be accepting applications until February 10th. If interested contact Sarah Beare @ (605) 342-1513, Allied Health Career Navigator. Thanks! <><><> 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 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 and <><><> 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.

Athletics (Mary Tobacco)___ ARCHERY GAME SCHEDULE: 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. Coaches: Edwina Fills the Pipe, Head Women’s Archery & Nick Gibbons, Head Men’s Archery. BASKETBALL GAME SCHEDULE: <> Women & Men -- Feb 5-7 – Chief Dull Knife – Lame Deer, MT. Coach Sara Buckman, Ass’t Alyssa Looks Twice & Coach Dale Pine Jr. <> Feb 12-13 – Johnson & Wales – HOME <> Feb 20-21 – Dine & Chief Dull Knife – HOME <> Feb 27 – Alumni – HOME <> Feb 29 - Mar 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: Feb. 5 @ 3:00pm, Feb 6 @ 12:00pm. Coach: Mary Tobacco. <> Saturday – 10:00am <> Monday – 8:30pm <> Thursday – 8:30pm. <> Mar 12-17 CO-ED VOLLEYBALL & ARCHERY IN MINNEAPOLIS, MN. <><><> SCHEDULES SUBJECT TO CHANGE <> GAS VOUCHERS GIVEN AT PRACTICE SITE. <> LIMITED SPACE ON ALL ROSTERS STILL AVAILABLE <> -MUST ATTEND PRACTICE TO DETERMINE ELIGIBILITY <> Full-Time 2.00 GPA, OTHER RULES APPLY <> 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.

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!, 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, or Jess at 845-594-1280, 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.

Math/Science & Tech (Karla Witt)___ Announcement from Jennifer Rodin. Hi everyone, Thank you for coming out for Chess!!!! We are finishing up tryouts online today, and then I will let you know who is on the team and who the alternates are. Important dates: Practices will be on the following days. You must attend at least 5 practices. I'll be taking attendance and keeping track. If you miss a practice you can sometimes make it up by playing a team member or coach online on Please get an account on that site and join our team page if you haven’t yet! If you don't show up for at least 5 practices, you can't go with us to AIHEC. Please try to attend all of the sessions! Friday, Feb. 5 1-3pm Piya Wiconi Multipurpose Building (near Kyle) Sunday, Feb. 7 1-3pm Pahin Sinte College Center (Porcupine) Friday, Feb. 12 1-3pm He Sapa College Center (Rapid City) Friday, Feb. 26 1-3pm Pine Ridge College Center Saturday, Feb. 27 1-3pm Pine Ridge College Center Friday, March 4 1-3pm Piya Wiconi Multipurpose Building (Fun tournament with OLC faculty and staff) Sunday, March 6 1-3pm Pahin Sinte College Center (Porcupine) Friday, March 11 1-3pm He Sapa College Center (Rapid City) I think we are leaving for AIHEC on Saturday, March 12. We will be there until Friday, March 18. Please make sure you'll be able to be there with us for that entire time! I'm checking people's eligibilities, etc. today and I'll be in touch. You must be registered for at least 9 credit hours of classes, and have a 2.0 minimum GPA. My number is 308-430-2995. Tada's number is 605-787-8583. Have a great week! Jen

VocEd (David White Bull) Allied Health Gloria Eastman)___Knowledge Bowl Team. We now have all the team members for the 2016 AIHEC Student Conference. Thank you! For more information contact: David White Bull @ 455-6076 or or Gloria Eastman @ 455-6090 or

Ag Extension (Leslie Henry)__ Announcement from Theresa Lone Hill. 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. I will need everything by March 11, 2016 to get packed for transfer. Thank you. Theresa Lone Hill @ 455-6085 or

KOLC TV (Tony Brave)___ Here is the schedule for the week, Michael Lays Bad. 7:00 AM - LNI 2015 Basketball - Boys - Custer Wildcats vs. Omaha Nation Chiefs. Held in the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center, Rapid City, SD. Lakota Nation Invitational 2015 - Day 4 - Game 1 8:10 AM - Tribal Co-Op Solar Power Installation at Wakpamni Lake Community. Filmed and Edited by Sheldon King. 8:26AM - Oglala Sioux Tribal Council Meeting - January 26, 2016 Regular Session. Held in the OST Council Chambers, Pine Ridge, SD. 12:38 PM - LNI 2015 Basketball - Boys - McLaughlin Midgets vs. Tiospa Zina Wambdi Held in the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center, Rapid City, SD. Lakota Nation Invitational 2015 - Day 4 - Game 2 3:50 PM - LNI 2015 - Boys - Custer Wildcats vs. Omaha Nation Chiefs 5:00 PM - Tribal Co-Op Solar Power Installation at Wakpamni Lake Community 5:16 PM - Oglala Sioux Tribal Council Meeting - January 26, 2016 9:28 PM - LNI 2015 - Boys - McLaughlin Midgets vs. Tiospa Zina Wambdi

2016 Calendar: February/March 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: 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 Top film entries will be featured on 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 for info on the Overview, Contest Categories, Awards & Prizes, Contest Rules, Judging Criteria and to download the entry form.

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. 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 or 928-523-1275.

Teach For America – Diane Brugler. I’m a representative of Teach for America working with Tribal Colleges this year. I work closely with Robert Cook, an enrolled member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe who is the Sr. Managing Director of the Native Alliance Initiative at TFA. I wanted to reach out and introduce myself share some information about Teach for America and our Native Alliance Initiative. With only 11% of Native students earning a college degree, the need for excellent teachers in Native communities is greater than ever. TFA’s Native Alliance Initiative specifically supports Native corps members, including those who teach and lead within six Native communities across the country (New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Twin Cities and Washington State). Our Initiative focuses on the following priority areas: Provide an Additional Source of Effective Teachers<>Advance Student Achievement and Increase Opportunities through Culturally Responsive Teaching<>Partner with Native organizations, Leaders and governments<>Build A Sustainable Alumni Leadership Pipeline Check out our website to learn more about our Native Alliance Initiative. We recently signed a MOU with Cheryl CrazyBull (Executive Director) of the American Indian College Fund! Please share the info below with your students and if you know someone you think might be interested in learning more, send me their name and email address and we’ll follow up with them directly . Thank you for your support. This could be you…Apply by March 4th. Entering a new semester often makes us think about all that we have to be thankful for and our plans for the future. Teach For America believes that all children deserve an education that gives them the opportunity to pursue their dreams. By becoming a part of Teach For America, you’ll join remarkable people—a network of teachers and alumni that is 50,000 strong—from all backgrounds, majors, and professions who are rising to the challenge of doing what is right for kids. TFA’s Native Alliance Initiative specifically supports Native corps members, including those who teach and lead within six Native communities across the country. Alumni go on to become leaders who advocate for kids in sectors from education to law to business and beyond. Now is a great time to submit your application—this could be you next year. Apply now to take the first step. To honor her family and her people, Kayla Begay (New Mexico ’12) is building a school in the Navajo Nation where students won’t have to choose—as she did—between their education and their culture. Read more about Kayla’s experience here. Teach For America Corps Members receive full salary and benefits, federal student loans are deferred, and we encourage ALL majors and career backgrounds to apply. Diana Brugler, Recruitment Director, Office phone: 817-337-4253 or email:

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 If you require additional information or assistance, please contact Carrie Foster at 218-249-7440, or at 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 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.