OLC Weekly Bulletin
Wicah’pi Cikala (Little Star)
Weekly Bulletin March 7-14, 2014
President’s Office (Tom Shortbull)___ There will be no general All Staff meeting on Friday, March 7, 2014, but the Committee meetings will commence at 10:30 a.m. and lunch will follow. Reminder: President’s Office: (includes All District Employees and All that report to the President). Meat Dishes and Breads. Instructional Division: (includes Faculty and Support Staff). Side Dishes/Salads/Desserts. Business Office – Development Office – Bookstore and Library/Archives Side Dishes and Drinks. The President’s Office will provide the paper plates and utensils, etc. If you have any questions please contact Diane at 455-6022. <><><> March BOT Meetings. Tuesday, March 25: Program Policy @ noon and Finance @ 1:00pm at PRCC; Wednesday, March 26—Personnel @ 5:00pm at Piya Wiconi; Thursday, March 27 @ 5:00pm BOT Meeting at Piya Wiconi.
OLC Family___The family of Roberta Iron Cloud would like to thank OLC for the contribution to the family and for everyone’s help with their mother’s wake and funeral. Wopila! Cathy Ferguson (Development), Cindy Iron Cloud (Financial Aid) and Jennifer Iron Cloud (Head Start). <><><> Editor: I apologize for not reporting on the exciting news of the newborn baby to Vanessa Metcalf (Bookstore) on February 6 @ 2:40 pm. Jaileah Emily Maria Metcalf was delivered by Vanessa herself in her Ford 150 pickup truck near Hermosa in -2 degree weather with Daddy Alan flying down the highway while calling 911. Baby Metcalf weighed in at 6 lbs. 10 oz., 17 ½ “ long. Congratulations to the proud and very courageous parents!! Proud grandfather is Leonard Ferguson (Maintenance). <><><> I am proud to announce 3 new babies in my family in January and February – Marianna Beth (Mother Paula Vocu-Running Shield, former nursing student, grandfather Larry Pourier) Ember Beth Santos (Grandmother Lonnie Pourier, Social Work graduate, father Dominic), Kenyon King (Grandmother Jonnie (Assistant to VP/Instruction), mother Holly Clifford, 2012/13 OLC student). Proud Great Grandmother of the three new additions to the family is me – Marilyn Pourier! Missing___The Math & Science department is missing a cart that is very dear to us. It was given to us by the Little Shop of Physics folks. It folds up and has Native designs and LSOP painted on the bed. We use it to haul all our outreach materials. If you’ve borrowed and forgot to return, please return ASAP. Thank you, Misty Brave. Business office (Julie Johnson)___OLC’s Board of Trustees have approved a 90-day trial period for direct deposit for mileage and travel expense/authorizations for OLC employees. No longer will you have to come to Piya Wiconi to pick up your check. We can directly deposit these amounts into your checking or savings account once you complete the attached form and attach a voided check for checking accounts. We appreciate your cooperation in signing up for direct deposit as soon as possible. You will need to complete a new form even if you currently have direct deposit for payroll. Direct any question to the business office. You cooperation is greatly appreciated! Instructional Division___Proposal Development Management and Reporting. Presenter: Tom Allen. Friday, March 14, Piya Wiconi Conference Rm. 9:30am—Doing the Case Statement, Needs, Priorities. 10:45am—Developing the Proposal. 11:45-1:00—Lunch. 1:00-2:15pm—Financial Management and Reporting. 2:15-3:15pm—Implementation and Performance Reporting. 3:15pm—Optional – Works on Proposal Ideas. <><><> Diversity, Jenzabar @ Online Courses Training scheduled for Friday, February 28, was POSTPONED and will be rescheduled at a later date.
AIHEC Announcements (AIHEC Conf. March 16-19, 2014 @ Billings, MT)
Art Competition: The deadline for the art competition has been extended until Friday, March 7 --- this Friday! You still have time to enter. You can find the art show forms and rules at http://bfcc.edu/aihec.php. Try to have all completed forms to me by Thursday, March 6. Students entering the competition are not required to attend. Please have all artwork to me by Friday, March 14. Leslie Heathershaw-Toczek, 455-6040.
Traditional Plants: Theresa LH, Ag & Natural Resources, 455-6109. They finally added Traditional Plants for AIHEC. Don’t give students muich time to study. Anyway we will be taking 4 students. We will also be setting up a booth so if you have any information you would like to display.
Chess Competition: Joe Farrell, chess coach. I can be contacted at email@example.com. Once the team is formed I would like to set up a faculty vs. student tournament. It will help our chances at AIHEC. As much as I would like to meet physically for a tournament , given time and distance constraints we will probably have an online tourney. Students are already competing online for spots on the team. Would appreciate faculty input. Now that I am through being nice, let me throw down the gauntlet; IF ANY FACULTY THINKS THEY HAVE GAME, BRING IT!! Have a nice day!.
One Act Play. All OLC students (who meet AIHEC 2014 eligibility criteria) will perform a short, bilingual musical theatre skit of, "GREASE LIGHTNING" for the ONE ACT PLAY Competition - performed in both English and Lakota Languages (subtitles included). Students are expected to learn and perform studio song & dance in a positive atmosphere. No previous experience required. No auditions. Vocal, dance training provided at rehearsal - NO WORRIES! We'll be going with the easy versions. Multiple REHEARSAL times and venues announced when participants are determined. Open to All AIHEC 2014 eligible students. ADDITIONALLY, the same performers may present a short, non-competition 13minute song & dance skit of, "PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Highlights" (vocalized in both English and Lakota Languages - subtitles included; full costume) for the AIHEC 214 Awards Banquet, or other large gathering event there. Please study/inform your interested students to study following clips. Musical score/sheet music provided at rehearsal for each student: 'GREASE LIGHTNING' vid clip (lyrics, context will be modified to be more appropriate & classy, and with more actual skit acting): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wK63eUyk-iM 'PHANTOM OF THE OPERA' vid clips: PHANTOM - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZDcSrODALQ; MASQUERADE - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNMptfveDj4. INFO: Kiri Close, firstname.lastname@example.org, CELL: (605)858-1735. Pila maya.
Graduate (Art Fisher, Acting Chair)___ IMPORTANT OPPORTUNITY FROM THE GRADUATE STUDIES DEPARTMENT AND THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION: The Graduate Studies Department is currently able to offer students the opportunity to participate in the Itanca Owayawa Waste 2017 (Good principals): Principal Pre-service grant. This purpose of this grant is to produce Native American Administrators for predominately Native American population schools. The GS Department has a limited number of openings in this grant which provides payment for the student’s tuition, fees, and books and will contribute towards child care if needed, mileage, and internet usage. If a participating student is working less than 20 hours per week a living stipend can be applied for. The application deadline for this opportunity is MARCH 28, 2014. CONTACT THE GRADUATE STUDIES DEPARTMENT TODAY FOR INFORMATION REGARDING THE APPLICATION PROCEDURE. 455-6006 or 455-6007. <><><> If you are interested in obtaining a master’s degree in one of the following degree programs: Lakota Leadership and Management or Lakota Leadership and Management: Education Administration. The deadline for the applications is April 25, 2014. The Oglala Lakota College Graduate Studies program will take applications one time per year for fall entering students. Late applications will be reviewed for the next academic year. For example, if we receive your completed application by April 25, 2014 your application will be reviewed for entering and registering for classes during the 2014-2015 academic year. If we receive your application on April 26, 2014, your application will be reviewed for entering and registering for classes the following year 2015-2016. The following is a list of information needed: (1) Official undergraduate transcripts from an accredited institution specifying date degree conferred. (2) Fill out the Graduate application form (3) Pay $15.00 graduate application fee. (4) Three letters of reference. (5) Degree of Indian Blood (if applicable). (6) Resume. For more information call Art Fisher -455-6006 or Sandra White Shield-455-6007 or e-mail us at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Lakota Leadership/Management Degree Requirements Educational Administration Emphasis Requirements The following are required for admission to Lakota Leadership/Management graduate program. 1. A Bachelor degree from a Regionally Accredited Institution. 2. A 2.5 GPA with 3.0 in major field. 3. Must have a 3.0 GPA in all undergraduate Language Arts course work. 4. Two writing samples using APA writing style a) Autobiography highlighting life experience supporting yourself as an excellent candidate as a Lakota Leader in Lakota Leadership and Management. What experiences shape your decision to become a Lakota Leader?
b) Philosophy/ Vision of Leadership emphasizing civic engagement regarding current issues in native communities serving native populations. The following are required for admission to Lakota Leadership/Management: Education Administration; 1. A 2.5 GPA with 3.0 in major field. 2. A 3.0 GPA in all undergraduate Language Arts Course work. 3. Two writing samples using APA writing style. a) Autobiography highlighting life experience supporting yourself as an excellent candidate as a Education Lakota Leader in Lakota Leadership & Management What experiences shape your decision to become a Lakota Leader in Education Administration?
b) Philosophy of educational leadership emphasizing civic engagement regarding current issues in native communities serving native populations.
Requirements for the Elementary Principal: i. A bachelor’s or master’s educational degree from a college or university approved for teacher education as defined in §24:53:04 inclusive. ii. Three years of verified teaching experience at the elementary level on a valid elementary teachers certification or another endorsement which includes elementary grades. iii. Internship specific to job responsibilities of the k-8. Requirements for the Secondary Principal i. A bachelor’s or master’s educational degree from a college or university approved for teacher educational degree from a college or university approved for a teacher education as defined in §24:53:04 inclusive. ii. Three years of verified teaching experience at the secondary level on a valid secondary teacher certificate or another endorsement, which includes secondary grades. iii. The completion of an approved program for secondary principals at an accredited college or university.
Library (Michelle May)__ NATIVE AMERICAN ARCHIVES DATABASE available from the library web page……Whether tracing your heritage or learning about Native American history, original records shed new light on the people and events of the past. Over 1.5 million images available for the first time on the Internet. JUST SO YOU KNOW….Rinehart Photos - Native Americans (1898) Frank A. Rinehart's 1898 Native American photographs, unique in their quality and dignity. What is this collection? Frank A. Rinehart, a commercial photographer in Omaha, Nebraska, was commissioned to photograph the 1898 Indian Congress, part of the Trans-Mississippi International Exposition. More than five hundred Native Americans from thirty-five tribes attended the conference. http://bfcc.edu/aihec.php BFCC.edu and Facebook Page are the only two official sites for Blackfeet Community College. http://bfcc.edu/index.php; http://library.bfcc.edu/resources.php; http://aihecvl.org/ <><><> THE VIRTUAL LIBRARY TALK TO YOUR KIDS ABOUT ONLINE ACCESS-FACEBOOK JUST SO YOU KNOW...... Talk about credibility. It’s important to emphasize the concept of credibility. Even the most tech-savvy kids need to understand that: ..... not everything they see on the internet is true ..... people online may not be who they appear to be or say they are .... information or images they share can be seen far and wide ....once something is posted online, it is available at your library!!! Access 24/7 from home or library computer- get your library card! CHILTON LIBRARY.COM Automotive Repair Information for Do-It-Yourself (DIY) People. The Content and Coverage You Need—All in One Location Chilton Library provides exclusive photographs, diagnostics designed by instructors, step-by-step repair procedures, Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) maintenance schedules, wiring diagrams, recalls and Technical Service ulletins (TSBs) for automobiles and light trucks in one easy-to-use web site. Since this library subscribes to Chilton Library, you are now equipped with decades of data to maintain your vehicle. Just begin by choosing a vehicle.
Education (Thomas Raymond)___Students planning to do their student teaching next fall or in the Spring of 2015 need to be aware that the deadline date for the Spring Semester of 2014-2015 is September 25, 2014. Incomplete Applications or Applications submitted after the due date WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
Activities Committee (Theresa Lone Hill)___Reminder: Graduation weekend and powwow is around the corner, June 20 -22. Thank you to all who have donated to date. The category sheet is posted by the Business Office at Piya Wiconi. If you select your category to donate to you still have time for payroll deduction, a little bit taken directly out of your check. You won’t miss it! So, stop by Piya Wiconi and select which category you would like to sponsor, the payroll deduction forms are right there with the category sheet…… Each category is ranging from $500 down to $40 or you can give any amount even if it is only $5 or $10. Let’s all work together and have a Fabulous Graduation Celebration!! Come in, sign up on the sheet on Friday when you arrive for the March All Staff meeting, fill out your payroll D form, take it to Holly in payroll and you’re all set!! Wanda Reddy, Activities Committee Secretary/Direct Mail Clerk.
KOLC TV (Tony Brave)___ Anpetu Waste Lakota Oyate, New schedule for KOLC-TV. 7:14 am Lakota Language Contest 2013 9:59 am O.S.T. Council Meeting at Red Cloud Building 3:15 Pm Albert Afraid of Hawk Repatriation 4:33 Pm Albert Afraid of Hawk Memorial 5:56 Pm Lakota Oral Literature Class, Creation part 1 8:17 Pm Lakota Oral Literature Class, Creation part 2 9:07 Pm LND Language Summit 2012, General Session, Earl Bullhead
10:34 Pm O.L.C. Graduation 2013, Sunday Contest Wopila Tanka, KOLC-TV Staff
March 2014 Calendar March 16-19 AIHEC 2014 (Billings, MT) March 17-21 Spring Break (no classes)
Other 2014 Tribal College Journal Student Photography Art Contest. Deadline: Photography Contest: April 18; Publication Date: August 15, 2014. The contest is open to all tribal college students currently enrolled at an AIHEC-member school. Student must have Writing/English/Other Instructor review the entry. Go to www.tcjstudent.org/student-writing-art-contest for guidelines, rules and for the Official Entry Form.
Summer job opportunities with the US Forest Service in Colorado and Wyoming. My name is Jon Myers and I work for the US Forest Service in Colorado. We are looking to outreach the attached link listing temporary summer jobs located on the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest located in Colorado and Wyoming. There are a variety of jobs available working in the following programs; Range, Forestry, Recreation, Wildlife, Hydrology, and others located in a variety of work locations from Douglas, Wyoming down to Yampa, Colorado. If you can please help us advertise these opportunities we would appreciate it. Many of these job announcements will close mid-February, so if there are any interested candidates they will need to act fast! The link below lists the jobs available and there is an applicant guide to help folks get started. All of the jobs must be applied for online at the USAJOBS website. Thanks in advance for helping share this opportunity. If you have questions please let me know! Thanks for your time. http://www.fs.usda.gov/main/mbr/about-forest/jobs
2nd Annual Native Food Sovereignty Summit. At the Radisson Hotel & Conference Center in Green Bay, Wisconsin, April 14-17, 2014. Once again, it is proudly co-sponsored by the Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin, First Nations Development Institute, the Intertribal Agriculture Council and Northeast Wisconsin Technical College. Sign up now! Online registration and information is at this link: http://www.firstnations.org/conferences/2014/food/summit.html. There will be two training tracks: Track 1 is Applied Agriculture, and Track 2 is Outreach. Attendees can attend sessions in just one track, or they can customize their experience by selecting from any of the sessions. There are also two optional Field Working Sessions on Thursday, April 17 from 1 to 5 p.m., which will be held at the Oneida Farm, Tsyunhehkwa and the cannery. Also check the website if you are interested in becoming a vendor or sponsor, or if you want to showcase any traditional foods from other tribes and regions. http://americanindian.clas.asu.edu/events.
“Lakota Oyate kin Wounspe Tantanhan un Tokata Etkiya Igloapi (Rebuilding the Lakota Nation through Education)