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OLC Weekly Bulletin

Wicah’pi Cikala (Little Star)

Weekly Bulletin October 27-30, 2014

President’s Office (Tom Shortbull)___ BOT Meetings: October 29--Program Policy @ Noon followed by & Finance at PRCC. October 29-- Personnel @ 5:00pm at Piya Wiconi. October 30--BOT @ 5:00pm at Piya Wiconi.

Math & Science (Karla Witt)___Want to learn about STEM at Oglala Lakota College? You are invited to OLC’s Math & Science Intern Showcase. October 31, 9:00 a.m. M&S Building. Lunch will be served at noon. Call Misty @ 455-6002/685-4098 or Alicia @ 455-6124 for more info.

Lakota Woglaka Wounspe (Didier DuPont)___ Well its almost that time of year again... HALLOWEEN!!! The Lakota Woglaka Wounspe School will be coming around to scare all of us and do some trick or treating on Friday October 31st. So get your treats ready there will be 29 students coming around the campus beginning at 10:15am. This year they will also be having a Halloween carnival starting at 1:30pm in the gymnasium. If anyone would like to sponsor or run a booth please let us know. (Attached is the list of booths). Thank you! Ble el hoyuzapi (Fishing Pond), Tuwa aġuyab skuya waŋ ohiyiŋkta hwo (Cake Walk), Wase kicicuŋpi (Face Painting), Omnica wojuha kaḣ’ol’yeyapi (Bean Bag Toss), Kaḣ’ol’yeya Wagmu zi ki kahiŋtapi (Pumpkin Sweep Race), Ṫapa waŋ yuha maz’ognaka ki wo’uŋkapi (Bowling), Wagmu zi wo’uŋkapi (Pumpkin Golf), Ṫapa ziśa na sapa naṗobyapi (Pop goes the Pumpkin), Ośkate ki apikiyapi (Clean-up).

TRIO/SSS (Milton Fineran)__ Deadline for TRIO/SSS Grant Aid is October 31st. TRIO/SSS Program enrollment (applications) are also due by October 31st.

Vice President of Instruction (Dawn Frank, Ph.D.)___ SAVE THE DATE! MANDATORY SUPERVISORY TRAINING Friday November 14 -- 9:30- 3:00 pm This training is for all Oglala Lakota College Employees who are in a supervisory role. <><><> SAVE THE DATE! CREATING A SAFE WORKING and LEARNING ENVIRONMENT Friday, November 21 -- 9:00- 12:00 pm Location: Piya Wiconi This training is a MANDATORY training for all Oglala Lakota College Employees

Lakota Studies Department (Karen Lone Hill)___All Elementary/Secondary Administrators and Lakota Language Teachers. The Lakota Studies Department is sponsoring its 12th Annual Lakota Speech Contest on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 beginning at 9:00 am at Piya Wiconi. All Pine Ridge Reservation, Bennett County, and Rapid City K-12 schools, currently enrolled full time college students, and community members are cordially invited to participate in the event. Please check the OLOC Lakota Studies Department website for more information. Lakota Speech Contest Rules and information will be posted on the website Lunch will be provided for all participants. Please share this information with the appropriate staff members. If you have questions, please contact me at 455-6100 or or Jennifer Janis @ Thank you. Athletics (Mary Tobacco)___Oglala Lakota Owaya Wankatuya Cante Tinza Skatapi 2014-2015. FALL SPORTS: BASKETBALL: All interested OLC students contact Mary Tobacco. INTRAMURALS: Men’s & Women’s Open Basketball League November, 2014. Co-ed Volleyball League TBA. Students encouraged to make suggestions. YOUTH SPORTS: Soccer in participating schools. Part-time employment opportunity in partnership with SDHSAA and area schools – Officiating basketball, football, volleyball, soccer. Open to all staff, students, community. STAFF WELLNESS: Fitness room open daily at the Multipurpose Building. CONTACT: Mary Tobacco:, telephone 605-455-2985 (o) 455-5632 (cell). Visit for registration forms and updates. Hoka Hey Cantetinza! Pine Ridge CC (Shirley Brewer)___Announcement from Jenni Rodin. I am teaching a free beginning T'ai Chi class at PRCC ever Monday & Wednesday from 12 - 12:40pm. No one needs experience, ability, or special clothing. People can call me if they are interested: 308-430-2995. Wopila! Fall 2014 Calendar Registration begins for Spring Semester November 10 Veteran’s Day Holliday November 11

 (offices closed/classes meet)

Thanksgiving Holiday November 27-28

  (offices closed)

OLC Election 2014 Time Frame October 14, 2014 Sample Ballots posted at polling places and in public areas. October 28, 2014 Training of Judges and Tellers at Piya Wiconi at 10:00 am. November 4, 2014 In conjunction with the Oglala Sioux Tribe General Election, OLC Board Elections will be held from 8:00 am – 7:00 pm at designated Polling places. November 5, 2014 Unofficial Election results will be posted at district college centers and on KILI. November 7, 2014 Deadline to contest unofficial election results. November 2014 BOT Official Election Report filed with OLC Board of Trustees. December 2014 BOT New Board of Trustees members and new Local Board members officially

  seated at Board of Trustees Meeting.

Oglala Lakota College Election Committee members: Jonnie Clifford (455-6047), Faith Moves Camp (455-6039), and Diane Winters (455-6022).

Other Announcements 35th Annual College & High School Photography Contest sponsored by NIKON WINNING PHOTOS will be published in the May 2015 issue of Photographer’s Forum Magazine and entered into Nikon's Emerging Photographers Hall of Fame. Over $255,000 Cash Prizes Awarded Since 1980! WINNING PHOTOS will be published in the May 2015 issue of Photographer’s Forum Magazine and entered into Nikon’s Emerging Photographers Hall of Fame. All contest finalists will be published in the hardcover book Best of College and High School Photography 2015. EARLY ENTRY: October 14, 2014 Early entry fee is $4.95 per photo entered (all entries must be uploaded or postmarked on or before October 14, 2014). FINAL ENTRY: November 18, 2014. Early entry fee is $5.95 per photo entered (all entries must be uploaded or postmarked on or before November 18, 2014). No Limit to Quantity of Entries. • Rights remain with photographer • Subject matter is open • Finalists notified by January 23, 2015 • Winners notified by February 9, 2015 ELIGIBILITY This contest is open to all college and high school students in the United States, Canada, and around the world. PRIZES 2 FIRST PLACE GRAND PRIZES $2,000 Best COLLEGE Color or BWPLUS Nikon D7100 camera and lens system (MSRP $1,999.95) $2,000 Best HIGH SCHOOL Color or BWPLUS Nikon D7100 camera and lens system (MSRP $1,999.95) - 2 SECOND PLACE AWARDS $1,000 cash grant 2nd Place College $1,000 cash grant 2nd Place High School 2 THIRD PLACE AWARDS $500 cash grant 3rd Place College $500 cash grant 3rd Place High School 10 FOURTH PLACE AWARDS 5 $100 cash grants 4th Place College 5 $100 cash grants 4th Place High School 200 HONORABLE MENTIONS 100 College and 100 High School Honorable Mentions will be listed in the May 2015 issue of Photographer’s Forum magazine and will receive a certificate of outstanding merit. PARTICIPATION GIFT All entrants from the U.S. and Canada receive 2 FREE ISSUES of Photographer’s Forum. See more at:

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:

Building Business Relationships: Spend a day networking with contracting officers and business development organizations. What: A Small Business Networking Event<>When: Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. <>Where: Rushmore Plaza Civic Center Free for small business vendors. The US Small Business Administration and the South Dakota Procurement Technical Assistance Center, with the South Dakota Small Business Development Center, host an annual procurement fair in the fall to bring small business vendors of all kinds to meet with state, federal and other contract officers to learn how they can sell their product(s) or service(s) to state and federal agencies. This year, Project Solutions, Inc. and the South Dakota Department of Transportation are participating in the event to introduce Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) owners--primarily construction and construction supply business owners--to general contractors from across the state to facilitate potential subcontractor partnerships. The event, scheduled for Thursday, October 30 (9am- 3pm) at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center, is free for small business vendors. If you are interested in selling your products/services to federal or state agencies, feel free to come by. You'll have the opportunity to meet a range of procurement officials from a variety of agencies to talk about your company and your product or service. Hope this information helps--let me know if you have further questions. Thanks again for your interest in this event. Patrick, Project Solutions (605) 737-0377.

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