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OLC Weekly Bulletin

Wicah’pi Cikala (Little Star)

Weekly Bulletin April 25-29, 2016

President’s Office (Tom Shortbull)___BOT meetings: Program Policy – Tuesday, April 26th @ Noon at PRCC and Finance @ 5:00pm, LaCreekCC. Personnel – Wednesday, April 27 @ 5:00pm at Piya Wiconi. BOT – Thursday, April 28 @ 5:00pm, at Piya Wiconi.

Graduate Studies (Richard Iron Cloud)___ DON’T MISS IT!! The Graduate Studies Department accepts applications for admittance one time per year. This year’s deadline is April 29, 2016. Extensions cannot be given and incomplete applications will be returned to the applicant. Start early as there are some things that take time to compile. Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution (a bachelor’s in education for education administration students), three years of classroom experience or two years of work experience, at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA, a 3.0 GPA in undergraduate major field for coursework 300 level or higher, a 3.0 GPA in all language arts courses, include a current resume, and receive a score of 15 or higher on each writing sample (autobiography and philosophy and vision of leadership) and three letters of reference. Questions may be directed to 605-455-6007. Sandy White Shield

Pejuta Haka CC (Steph Sorbel)___ Are you a concerned parent, youth, adult, merchant, educator, community member???? YES!! Pejuta Haka TRIO presents Underage Drinking Prevention. Date: Friday, April 29. Time: 1:00- 4:00, Location: Pejuta Haka College Center. Join us in the discussion. Start talking before they start Drinking. Alcohol kills 6.5 times more youth than all illicit drugs combined. Get resources, facts and information on our alcohol, drug free cultural activities. Learn more about how to get involvd. Lakota Culture Night Dances. Peer Mentors Education. Role Model Positive Activities. Summer Cultural/Activities/Camps to promote interaction. Guest speakers: Marcel Bull Bear, Alex Loeb, Robert Waters Pejuta Haka College Drum Group Free tee shirts to all who come and take part in this serious situation. Call 455-2450 (Tammy) if you have any questions. <><><> 2016 Staff Vs. Students Olympics. 2 Fridays of Fitness and Fun At the OLC Multipurpose Gym and PHCC to Promote Wellness. This event will bring your entire staff and students together. Events for every fitness level. April 29: ◄ MUSICAL Balloons (PHCC) 11:00, ◄ TUG-O- WAR (PHCC) 11:30, ◄ WATERMELLON EATING CONTEST (PHCC) 12:00 ◄ LAKOTA KNOWLEDGE BOWL (PHCC) 12:30, ◄ HAND GAMES ( PHCC ) 4:30, UNDERAGED DRINKING, GET INVOLVED (PHCC) 1-4:00. ◄ COED VOLLEYBALL (Multipurpose gym) 5:00 pm. May 6: ◄ TRIKE RACE (PHCC), ◄ HORSE SHOES (PHCC), ◄ WHEEL BURROW RACE (PHCC). This event is open to all and is Free for all teams. Concessions will be sold this fundraiser for PHCC.

Eagle Nest CC (Georgia Rooks)___Traditional Doll Making Workshop @ ENCC, Friday, April 29, 2016 @ 10:00am-3:00pm. Presenter: Louis Shaw. For more info call 462-6274 to speak one of the staff.

Lakota Woglaka Wounspe (Valarie Charging Eagle)___ 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. May 6 @ Porcupine – FINALS.

Student Support (Milton Fineran)___Fundraising Raffle for the SSS Program. WIN a Pocket Juice/Portable Charger! For tickets contact: Milton, Karlee, Diana, Al, Tammy or Cassie. Smartphone ready. Comes with USB cord. LED Function w/4 status indicator lights. Hi-Speed 1A USB Output. Hi-Performance Lab Approved Lithium-Ion Batteries. $1.00 a chance or 6 for $5.00. **Drawing will be May 6, 2016, need not be present to win!

Athleltics (Mary Tobacco)___From OLC WELLNESS TEAM. MAY 13: RUN FOR YOUR LIFE 5K , 8:00am BLUE TOWER AREA TO PIYA WICONI CAMPUSk, 8:00am Registration Begins. 9:00am Race Starts. Team Relay, Open Men, Open Women, Youth. OLC College Centers encouraged to enter team-staff & students. Prizes, including special awards for OLC students. 12:00pm HONORING & RECOGNIZING OLC CHAMPIONS, MULTI-PURPOSE BLDG. PRAYER <> WELCOME. Introduction of Women’s Champions 1984, 1987, 1988, 1997, 1999, 2012, 2015. Introduction of Women’s MVPs. Introduction of Men’s Championship Team – 1984. Introduction of Men’s MCP. Men’s 1,000 Point Club – Brice Hornbeck, Michael Apple, Anthony Hopkins. Women’s 1,000 Point Club – Tera Cuny, Alyssa Looks Looks Twice. Retiring of Jerseys (Tera Cuny, Bill Clifford). MEAL. <><><> MAY 14: TIPI BUILDING, 10:00am MULTIPURPOSE. <><><> MAY 17-19 : TRAUMA INFORMED CARE TRAINING, MULTIPURPOSE. <><><> TBA—MEDITATION.

Humanities/Social Science (Kim Petersen)___Exciting news from Whitnee Thorp. Call for submissions. Wounwapi/We Write. New Literary Journal of Oglala Lakota College. We are currently accepting fiction, nonfiction, poetry and original artwork. Deadline for submissions: April 29, 2016. Please send any questions, prose submission of 3,000 words or less or poetry submissions of 5 poems or less to: The journal is open to students and community members - if you know anyone who might be interested, please pass on the attached flyer. Thanks, and we look forward to reading your work! In addition, we just learned we will be awarded a grant from the SD Humanities Council for printing costs for this endeavor! <><><> Friday, April 29th we will be hosting an Open Mic at He Sapa CC from 12-2pm! Anyone is welcome to participate – we would love to hear creative writing, songs, dances, skits and more!

Woksape Tipi (Michelle May)___ Bulletin tid bits......AVAILABLE ON THE LIBRARY WEB PAGE:-The Black Hills Knowledge Network is an online community information service that connects people to local information and ideas. We work with librarians and community organizations to aggregate and organize local news, resources, data and historical archives from a variety of sources. We seek to engage citizens and educate community leaders regarding the value of local information for decision-making and strategic planning, with the goal of enhancing the quality of life in communities. Our 13 partner libraries and communities include: Rapid City, Spearfish, Sturgis, Custer, Deadwood, Lead, Wall, Whitewood, Box Elder, Edgemont, Piedmont, Summerset, and Oglala Lakota College. The Black Hills Knowledge Network also operates the South Dakota Dashboard, a comprehensive source for data and statistics on South Dakota. <><><> NSN Editorial 3/2/16. Important information for candidates and voters. We have some important dates for everyone to remember...... South Dakota’s Primary Election will be held on June 7, 2016. If you intend to run for an office with any of the major parties, you must register by March 29, 2016. If you want to run as an Independent, you have until April 26, 2016 to register. Senator John Thune will be running for re-election in 2016. So far one candidate has announced that he will run against Thune. He is a Democrat from Yankton and his name is Jay Williams; Kristi Noem will also be running and she has one challenger named Paula Hawks who is a Democrat and a State Representative. Senator Mike Rounds will not be up for re-election until 2020. South Dakota has 35 State Senate Members: 8 Democrats, 27 Republicans. The House of Representatives has 70 members; 12 Democrats and 58 Republicans. The length of terms for the House and Senate is 2 years. Governor Dennis Daugaard will not be able to run for office again, but he will be governor until 2018. WE strongly encourage Native Americans to run for office. Whether you win or lose doesn’t matter. Just remember you will have the opportunity to debate all of the incumbent candidates and thus express the point of view of all Native Americans. This year is also an election year on the Pine Ridge Reservation. As the candidates announce to run we will publish their names and give you a little background on each candidate. Also we need not remind you that it is a national election year for the President of the United States. The eventual candidates are now actively participating in the Primary Elections and Caucus’s across America.

Bookstore (Myreen Iron Cloud)___SELL YOUR TEXTBOOKS HERE: OLC Bookstore, Piya Wiconi Campus, 3 mile Creek Rd, Kyle, SD. May 12, 9:00am to 4:30pm. May 13, 9:00am to 4:30pm. Bring all CD’s DVD’s and supplemental materials purchased with your textbooks.

Nursing (Jessica Zephier)___SDSU JACKRABBITS NURSE CAMP. SD State University College of Nursing. Wokunze Wicaske Alliance for Native American Nursing Students. Join us for Camp at Pine Ridge! Registration deadline: May 31. Where: OLC – College of Nursing. Who: High School Students (Ages 14-18). When: July 26-28. Time: 8:00am-5:00pm each day. Meals and lodging provided. Explore the field of nursing. Participate in hands-on activities with simulation models who talk, breathe, and simulate human heartbeat. Interact with healthcare providers. The registration fee is $50 for High School campers. The fee is non-refundable. Campers are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Scholarships are available, Barb can provide information about scholarship opportunities. Registration info is available on-line at: Additional Camp Opportunities: Rapid City, June 21-21. Sturgis, June 23-24. Questions? Contact Barbara Ogaard at SDSU West River Nursing by email at or phone 1-888-819-1275 or 605-394-5390.

KOLC TV (Tony Brave)___Schedule for this week from Michael Lays Bad. 7:01 AM - Doll Making Workshop. Presented By Stephenie Sorbal. Teaching the community how to make traditional Dolls from the past. 8:30 AM - "Warriors in Khaki" Book Discussion by Authors & Guests. Authors Mike & Ann Knudson sit down to discuss their book with fellow guests. 9:15 AM - 2016 OLC Graduate Studies Colloquium. The Lakota Leadership and Management Education Administration Candidates present community action research topics. 11:20 AM - KOLC-TV Woglakapi Show: Wakanki Ewastepikte "Care for Our Elders" Guests Mary Isaacson and Patricia Catches The Enemy discuss the importance of hospices and palliative care. 11:55 AM - LNI 2015 - Girls Championship Game - Todd County Falcons vs. Little Wound Mustangs. Watch the Falcons take on the Mustangs for the LNI Championship Title. 1:43 PM - Badlands National Park Service meeting with Oglala Sioux Tribe. The Badlands National Park Service meet with OST to discuss the proposed fee increase for Badlands National Park. 3:04 PM - Doll Making Workshop. Presented By Stephenie Sorbal 4:33 PM - "Warriors in Khaki" Book Discussion by Authors & Guests 5:18 PM - 2016 OLC Graduate Studies Colloquium 7:23 PM - KOLC-TV Woglakapi Show: Wakanki Ewastepikte "Care for Our Elders" 7:59 PM - LNI 2015 - Girls Championship Game - Todd County Falcons vs. Little Wound Mustangs 9:46 PM - Badlands National Park Service Meeting with Oglala Sioux Tribe

2016 Calendar: March-June April 18 Registration Begins for Fall Semester April 29 Application to Graduate Program Due May 8 Regular Classes End Sunday May 13 Faculty’s Last Day May 9-10 Assessment Days May 12-13 Final Grades Due May 13 Memorial Day (Offices Closed) May 27 Last Day for Chairs June 17-19 Graduation/Powwow June 17 Last Day for Support Staff (24 pay period)