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OLC Weekly Bulletin

Wicah’pi Cikala (Little Star)

Oglala Lakota Collge

Weekly Bulletin December 5-9, 2016

President’s Office (Thomas Shortbull)___ As I mentioned in Friday’s all staff meeting, and as we close out the Fall semester, you should all pat yourself on the back for a job well done. Please know that I appreciate all that you do – each and every one of you. The students are officially out of class, next week the department chairs and faculty will be starting their holiday and the following week the support staff. At this time I would like to wish you all the very best for the holiday season and for the year ahead.

Math/Science/Tech (Karla Witt)___OLC was asked to present results of our research related to Water Resources at the 2016 Fall Water Conference for the Great Plains Tribal Water Alliance. The presenters were: Lester Richards (Sr. OLC Natural Science Program) - Offsite Metals Transport Potential from Junkyards on the Pine Ridge Reservation. Shawn Garnette (So. OLC Natural Science Program) - Radiation Survey Results for Pine Ridge Reservation. Lilly Jones (PhD student Geological Engineering, BS NatSci -OLC) - Aquifer Risk Evaluation for Pine Ridge Reservation. James Sanovia (OLC STEM Dept Faculty) - Improved Water Resources Data Sharing through a distributed GIS server C. Jason Tinant (OLC STEM Dept Faculty) - Quantifying Sources of Disturbance to Aquatic Ecosystems. Dr. Foster Sawyer (Associate Prof. Geological Engineering SDSMT) - White Clay Fault - Surface Water - Ground Water Interactions. Our students, former students, and faculty presentations were well received by our stakeholders and we have been asked to present again at the Spring 2017 conference – Jason Tinant.

TRIO/SSS (Milton Fineran)___TRIO/SSS Program is raffling off a pre-paid APPLE I PHONE 5S, 8 mp HD camera with flash and 64 bit to benefit our Annual Student Awards. Tickets are $ 1.00 each or 6 for $ 5.00, drawing will be held during LNI December 16. Need not be present to win. Contact Milton Fineran (PW), Diana Lessert (PSCC), Al Wounded Head (PRCC), Cassie Big Crow (HSCC) and Bernie Shots (PHCC).

Nursing (Jessica Zephier)___Application Deadline!! Completed applications due January 27, 2017. NO EXCEPTIONS!! (1) Completed application form. (2) Three letters of reference from persons who are not friends or relatives (employers, ministers, teachers). (3) Certificate of Degree of Indian blood. -if not already on the file with OLC. (4) Official high school transcripts or GED certificate. - if not already on the file with OLC. (5) Official transcripts from all colleges, universities, vocational, or post-secondary schools attended– TRANSFER STUDENTS ONLY. Write an essay of a minimum of 500 words that incorporates the four Lakota values of: Respect, Wisdom, Courage, Generosity. Include these values in any way you can in your essay as you relate them to aspects of nursing. Answer the following questions: Why have you chosen nursing as a career? What type of nursing interests you? What do you hope to do with your nursing degree? The essay will be reviewed for grammar, organization, flow of thought, development and clarity of answers. (6) Application fee of $48.00. Contact or visit Jessica Zephier, 605-867-5856 ext. 11, Michelle Bruns, Assistant Chair, ext. 18,

Development (Marilyn Pourier)___Historical Center. Please consider bringing your class to visit the Historical Center. In the Center you will see historical photographs and artwork displays that chronicle the history of the Oglala Lakota from the early 1800s to the Wounded Knee Massacre in 1890. An audiotape of this history provides greater meaning to the displays that you will see. The 20 min. presentation is followed with a 5 minute video featuring President Thomas Shortbull who gives the history of Indian education, the tribal colleges and Oglala Lakota College. <><><> Contact Wanda Reddy 455-6042, Cathy Ferguson 455-6041 or myself 455-6045 for an appointment from 8:30-4:30pm. If you would like to schedule an evening class contact me (Marilyn Pourier) and I will make arrangements.

Activities (Mary Tobacco)___Braveheart’s BB Schedule (Men & Women’s) December 9 Tribal College TBA TCU December 10 Great Falls Away NAIA December 16 Dickinson Away NAIA December 19 Tribal College TBA TCU December 29 Rocky Mountain Away NAIA December 30 Rocky Mountain Away NAIA

KOLC TV (Tony Brave)___Schedule for the week. Michael Lays Bad 7:01 AM - High School Football Game - Bennet County Warriors vs. Red Cloud Crusaders 9:05 AM - 30th Annual Black Hills Pow-wow Day -3 12:38 PM - Open House - Lakota Woglaka Wounspe - Valerie Charging Eagle 12:56 PM - Wendell Grangaard Presentation 2:22 PM - Drum Making Workshop Presented by Arlo Iron Cloud 4:18 PM - High School Football Game - Bennet County Warriors vs. Red Cloud Crusaders 6:23 PM- 30th Annual Black Hills Pow-wow Day -3 9:56 PM - Open House - Lakota Woglaka Wounspe - Valerie Charging Eagle 10:14 PM - Wendell Grangaard Presentation 11:40 PM - Drum Making Workshop Presented by Arlo Iron Cloud

2016 Calendar: November/December Make-Up Period December 5-7 Final Grades & Assessment Materials Due December 7 Assessment Days December 8-9 Dept. Chairs/Faculty Christmas Holiday December 12-January 3 Support Staff Christmas Vacation December 23-26 Registration Ends January 6, 2017

OTHER: U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate Office of University Programs. DHS HS-STEM sponsors a 10-week summer internship program for students majoring in homeland security related science, technology, engineering and mathematics (HS-STEM) disciplines. The program provides students with quality research experiences at federal research facilities located across the country and allows students the opportunity to establish connections with DHS professionals. It is open to undergraduate and graduate students in a broad spectrum of HS-STEM disciplines and DHS mission-relevant Research Areas. Graduate students receive a $6000 stipend plus travel expenses. Graduate students receive a $7000 stipend plus travel expenses. Areas of research: Engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biological/life sciences, environmental science, emergency and incident management, social sciences, and more. Application Deadline: December 7, 2016, 11:59PM EST. Applications and supporting materials must be submitted at Detailed information about the internships can be found at For questions email us at

Institution for Tribal Environmental Professionals. 2017 ITEP Student Summer Internship. Apply now for an 8-week summer internship. Spend your summer working with tribal organizations to address tribal environmental issues. The internships have a technical, educational or policy focus. 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. Descriptions of the host sites will be found on the website after January 31, 2017. Eligible students must meet the following: <> US Citizen <> Full-time undergraduate or graduate college student during Spring 2017 (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 31, 2017. Deadline: February 28, 2017. Questions? Contact Mansel Nelson at or 928-523-1275.