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OLC Weekly Bulletin

Wicah’pi Cikala (Little Star) Weekly Bulletin Sept 14-18, 2015

President’s Office (Tom Shortbull)___ September BOT Meetings: Program Policy – Monday, September 28th @ 12:00pm at PRCC. Finance @ 3:30 and Personnel @ 5:00pm at PW. Tuesday, September 29th BOT @ 5:00pm at Piya Wiconi.

Pine Ridge CC (Shirley Brewer)___The Pine Ridge CC will be holding its welcome back and encouragement gathering Tuesday, September 15 at noon. Words of encouragement will be offered by Devonna Lone Wolf followed by a traditional meal.

HeSapa CC (Shirley Lewis)___Open Mic Nights. 1st 3rd Wednesdays starting THIS WEDNESDAY, September 16, 4-6 PM @ He Sapa College Center, Room 115 with Tyler One Horn as your emcee. Come out and share stories, song, dance, jokes, beat boxing, drumming - anything your heart desires! Or just come to listen and visit with friends. All students, staff and community members welcome : )

Education (Shannon Amiotte)___ Student Teaching Application Deadline is September 25, 2015 for all students planning on student teaching in the Spring. Application must be complete with all requirements met. Contact the Education Department or center staff for further information or to request an application. Alicia Zephier, Dept. of Education Secretary 605-455-6012. Woksape Tipi (Michelle May)___TURN IT ON!!!!! NEW SYSTEM!!!!! Atriuum On-line Card Catalog. Woksape Tipi Academic/Public Library and Archive has migrated to our new library on line card catalog,Book System Inc.'s Atriuum. Staff at the library began using the new system for circulation in mid August and the link to the new OPAC (Online Public Access Catalog) is in place. The State library is right behind us.... the SDSL web site access begins September 14, 2015. <> Everyone has access to all the databases that have been in place over the years, Ebsco, Proquest, Infotrac, Sirs Discovery, Learning Express name just a few.....if you have any trouble accessing from a home us at the library and we can help you.....this may happen for the next couple weeks.......until the state library catches up with us...... <> A note regarding changes.... Right now we are asking for patience, patience, patience as Atriuum becomes our best friend to access and check out resources!!!! We all realize some things don't initially go as smoothly as anticipated.....hmmm...... who said that??..... Nevertheless, there will come a time... we will be able to perform simultaneous searching of multiple library catalogs, up to 100 in our state, thanks to the state library....YAAA STATE LIBRARY!!!....hope they hurry up! <><><> September is Library Card Sign-Up Month.............BE ALL THAT YOU CAN BE.... LIBRARY STRONG .....WITH WOKSAPE TIPI!!!!!! <><><> Book Talk – FRIDAY September 25, 2015- Woksape Tipi 1:30 pm. “Descendants of Wounded Knee” With Pte San Win “Babe” Poor Bear & Author Alan Hafer. <><><> Banned Books Week. Celebrating the Freedom to Read: Sept. 27- Oct. 3, 2015.... library webpage.... . Go to Book Search...stop in at banned books.....interesting on the timeline link....see whose banned book is listed first......we gottem’..... Book Club (Judith Graham)___Are you literate ? And, do you like it ? Great ! Join us! We are the OLC book club. Email Judith at if you are interested in participating in this semester's book club activities. The book club is open to any community, student, or staff member.

Math & Science (Karla Witt)___ Anpetu Waste. The Sustainable Greenhouse Engineering and Design teams from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology and Oglala Lakota College are going to have our first meeting of this school year on Friday September 25, 2015 at 12:30PM. The meeting will take place at OLC Piya Wiconi campus at the Math, Science & Technology building. Bring your own lunch. TENTATIVE AGENDA: <> Prayer <> Words of Encouragement <> Introduction <> Old News—What are we up to? What was accomplished 2014-2015 school year as well as 2015 summer? Pejuta Haka – Kyle college Center – SDSM&T – OLC. <> New News: Request from Steph Sorbel / Pejuta Haka. OLC Faculty and Student Ideas. New greenhouse: Site selection, greenhouse design ideas, budget for greenhouse. <> Pejuta Haka – Site Visit – After the meeting we plan on going down to Kyle to visit the present “hoophouse.” Day ends… James Sanovia <><><> The following students recently presented their summer research at the National Science Foundation Research Symposium: Shawn Garnette, Jody Harms, Shelby Ross, Matt Janis, Tada Vargas, Camielle Griffith & Devaughn Pearson. Staff attending: Alessandra Higa, James Sanovia & Jason Tinant. James had this to say, “Our students shined and acted like professionals. We are very very proud of them.” The Native Science Report, a new online journal focusing on STEM education within tribal colleges, just posted a short story about the recent NSF Research Symposium. I hope you will take a minute to read the story and explore the publication –Alessandra Higa. Check it out at: (Editor/Bulletin – you most certainly must check out the http site and read these articles: NSF Symposium Highlights Student Research, Outcomes of Pre-Engineering Education Initiative, and OLC Challenges Safety of Uranium Mining in Black Hills.)

Allied Health (Gloria Eastman)___Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA). OLC’s Allied Health Program is offering Certified Nurse Assistants courses starting October 24—November 15, 2015 at the OLC Nursing Building from 8:30 a.m.—5:00p.m. Every Saturday and Sunday for 4 weeks. Clinis will be held at Gordon Country Side Care. Contact Shyla White Lance or Gloria Eastman for more information. 605-455-6090 or,

Pejuta Haka CC (Steph Sorbel)___Upcoming Events and fundraisers here at Pejuta Haka College Center. Students the highlighted are valuable workshops for you, free and anyone can come. PHCC student Fear factor 12:00 noon -- September 18. Developing a success strategy workshop -- September 18. Time Management workshop -- September 25. BOT Scholarship available --September 28. Native American Day ( No Classes) -- October 12th. Recruitment- Fun Day in the park for adults 10am- 1 -- October 14th . Rock your mocc’s week -- October 12-16th. Student Advising -- October 16th Moccasin Contest – October 16. Budgeting Workshop – October 23. Student Advising – October 23. Spooktacular Open Mic -- October 23. Discover your learning style workshop – October 27. Zombie Walk, Costume Contest – October 30. Registration Begins for Spring Semester – November 10. Veterans Day (Classes Meet) – November 11. Career Day Fair 10-4 – November 13. Thanksgiving Community Lunch -- November 19. Test Anxiety Workshop – November 21. Thanksgiving Holiday (Offc Closed) – November 26-27. Open House 9am-12noon – December 9. Classes End – December 4. <><><> Fundraising Schedule: Walking Taco Sale – September 18. BLT & Fries – September 22. Slopopy Joes & Chips – September 28. Bake Sale – October 27. Breakfast Plate Sale – November 3. Cupcake Bake Off Contest – November 10. Bisquits & Gravy – November 17.

GED-Community/Continuing Ed (Kateri Montileaux)___ Please let anyone you know who is interested in obtaining their GED certificate of the new and improved GED tests! We have moved and are now located in the Applied Science Building, this includes our office and GED testing room. The GED tests are now comprised of four tests instead of five. They are: RLA (Reasoning Through Language Arts), Math, Social Studies, and Science. The price is $40.00 if taken through OLC, with retakes $15.00 per sitting. This means for the day, you can take up to three retakes in one day and it will cost only $15.00, it is not per test. All tests are done electronically on the computer. The new test requires you to have an email account in order to create a GED profile account. The GED profile is where your test results will be sent to and now instead of waiting up to 2 weeks, your scores will be electronically sent to your GED profile with 24-48 hours. All Official GED testing is done in our testing rooms at the Applied Science Building on the OLC campus. Transportation is provided in the form of the OST transit system, gas vouchers, or your local GED Tutor or center staff may provide a ride to and from the testing site. All classroom materials have been updated for every center site and our GED Tutors are more than happy to assist in getting you test ready! There is absolutely NO reason for you to not achieve your goal of a GED certificate. Call your local Oglala Lakota College Center or the main GED office for more information 605-455-6142.

Athletics (Mary Tobacco)___ FALL EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES, DEADLINE TO FAX OR EMAIL: Adventurer's Club -- 9/10/15. *Culture lub: Drum/Dance/Handgames -- 9/18/15 COLLEGIATE SPORTS, DEADLINE TO FAX OR EMAIL: Men's Basketball: 10/2/15 Women's Basketball: 10/2/15

  • 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 schedule is as follows:

September 18 Red Cloud November 13 Wounded Knee December 16 LNI sponsored by Little Wound January 22 Batesland February 12 American Horse March 4 St. Francis April 8 OLC - Piya Wiconi May 6 Porcupine - Finals Free Youth (K-12) Martial Arts Classes at OLC gym!! October 1-December 17, 2015 from 6:15pm-7:15pm, Thursday evenings. Classes are instructed by Full Circle Martial Arts Academy, Rapid City. Mrs. Naomi Even-Aberle, Owner/Head Instructor, 307-216-0332;; First class will be a trial class. If students like the first class and want to continue, they can register on-site after the first class. FREE of CHARGE! There are 60 slots available. For any questions, please call Red Fox Sanchez at 455-8200. Sponsored by Kyle Health Center IHS, Oglala Lakota College & Full Circle Martial Arts Academy.

Development (Marilyn Pourier)___We encourage you to bring your class(es) to the Historical Center to see a prominent display of art and photographs that chronicle the history of the Oglala Lakota from the early 1800’s to the Wounded Knee Massacre in 1890. An audiotape of this history provides greater meaning to the displays and runs 20 minutes. The presentation also includes a 5 min. video with President Shortbull who tells the history of Indian education, the tribal colleges and of course OLC. If you would like to schedule a class to visit the Historical Center please contact development staff Wanda at 455-6042, Cathy at 455-6042 or Marilyn 455-6045. Please have your class here by 4:30pm. If you can only schedule your class after 5:00 pm call me (Marilyn) or email to set up an appointment,

KOLC TV (Tony Brave)___ 7:11-AM- Governor Dennis Duagaard visits the Tribal Council. 9:58-AM- Tribal Council Meets With the Land Committee. 12:40-PM- Oglala Nation Pow-wow Part 2. 4:25-PM- The Pine Ridge Thorpes vs Red Cloud Crusaders Boys Basketball Game. 6:15-PM- Governor Dennis Duagaard visits the Tribal Council. 8:59-PM- Tribal Council Meets With the Land Committee. 11:44-PM- Oglala Nation Pow-wow Part 2. 3:29-AM- The Pine Ridge Thorpes vs Red Cloud Crusaders Boys Basketball Game. Pilamaya, Shields King

Fall 2015 Calendar Oct. 12 Native American Day (Offices Closed, No Classes) Nov. 10 Registration Begins for Spring Semester Nov. 11 Veteran’s Day Holiday (Offices Closed, Classes Meet0 Nov. 26-27 Thanksgiving Day Holiday (Offices Closed, No Classes) Dec. 4 Classes End Dec. 7-11 Make-up Period Dec. 9 Final Grades Due Dec. 10-11 Assessment Days Dec. 14-Jan 4 Dept. Chairs/Faculty Christmas Holiday Dec. 24-26 Support Staff Christmas Vacation

Community Medicine Root Farmers Market . NOW OPEN. Daily 9:00am to 4:00pm at the Kyle Youth Center. Fresh locally grown vegetables. Fresh farm eggs. Friday’s Only: Fresh homemade bread, donuts & cinnamon rolls (biscuits, loaves, kabubu, etc). Call 455-2544 for more information.

Other Announcements 2015 Festival of Books. The Festival of Books is scheduled for September 24-27 in Rapid City and Deadwood, SD. The Exhibitors Hall located in the Event Center at the Deadwood Mountain Grand – Holiday Inn Resort will be the site of book sales, book signings, concessions and special events. Questions! Contact Jennifer Widman by e-mail,, or phone, 605-688-5715.

Tiospaye Sakowin Education and Healing Center. Wicozani Ki Unkiye Etan Pi Kte (The healing begins within ourselves....) Addressing Intergenerational Grief and Trauma in our Families, Schools, and Workplace. Every circle, whether it be our family, school or workplace, has great potential for wellness but can be impacted by the effects of trauma, grief and loss. This limits the potential of our children and adults, magnifies conflict within families and the workplace; it also contributes to a culture of miscommunication, resentment, stress that can be passed to the next generation. How can we strengthen ourselves, our children, families, schools and workplace and create a culture of wellness and peace? Tiospaye Sakowin Education and Healing Center presents a healing circle training opportunity on October 8th and 9th, 2015 on addressing inter-generational grief and loss in Native families, schools and workplace called, “Wicozani Ki Unkiye Etan Pi Kte”. This venue will provide Native specific training and healing opportunities to learn about how unresolved grief/trauma can be passed from one generation to another and provide participants with information on ways to address it. During these sessions, gender specific training topics presented as well as an opportunity to collaborate as relatives in planning for the future wellness of our youth, families, communities, schools and workplace. Rushmore Plaza Holiday Inn Rapid City, SD 57701—October 8th and 9th, 2015. Time 8:30am to 4:30pm —Center Registration Fee: $250.00 for a Two Day Session. Please make checks payable to: Tiospaye Sakowin Education and Healing Center. For more information, contact: Cindy Giago, Program Manager 605-391-4565 Email: medicinehorsesociety@

Center for Mind-Body Medicine. Mind-Body Medicine Professional Training, October 1-4, 2015. No training fees and lunch is included! A free 4-day Initial Mind-Body Medicine Professional Training in a scientifically-validated model of self-care, self-awareness and group support. Trainees will learn the basic science of mind-body medicine, practice the techniques, and experience the power of the small group model. This training is to help people who are dealing with the stress that results from and contributes to any chronic illness including fatigue, depression, burnout, cancer, diabetes, anxiety, trauma and addition. Anyone can benefit, event for general wellness purposes. Location: Pine Ridge Sue Ann Big Crow Youth Center. Contact: Allie Bad Heart Bull to register @ 605-454-0939 or (See email to allstaff from Jessica Zephier {Nursing} dated August 27 for more info {see attachment} and for the Registration form.)