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Wicah’pi Cikala (Little Star)

Weekly Bulletin November 3-7, 2014

President’s Office (Tom Shortbull)___ Friday’s All Staff will begin at 9:30 a.m. and last until 12:00 noon (November 7). The reason that you need to be here for the presentations is that this is your opportunity to be fully informed about OLC’s accreditation issue. Next October, when HLC conducts a focus visit on dealing with OLC’s Notice status, it will be very unfortunate for you to not be able to explain all the work that OLC has done to remove OLC from the Notice status. Therefore, it is imperative for all the faculty and staff be here for the presentations that will be made. Since the general meeting will last until noon. Committee meetings will start at 12:40 after you have lunch. We will be having our Thanksgiving dinner. The President’s Office will supply the turkey, ham, potatoes and gravy, stuffing and the paper products. We are asking you to bring your favorite Thanksgiving side dishes, salads, desserts and drinks. If you have any questions please contact my office at 6022. <><><> November BOT Meetings: November 19--Program Policy @ Noon followed by & Finance at PRCC and Personnel @ 5:00pm at Piya Wiconi. November 20--BOT @ 5:00pm at Piya Wiconi.

Editor__I want to say wopila to the Head Start and Early Head Start staff, and congratulate them for a very successful and very moving cancer awareness gathering and walk on October 24th. All the signs were great, the words of encouragement from various speakers were appreciated, and the beautiful Lakota song by Verola Mills deeply moved everyone. A very special thank you to Angela Ware (HS Mental Health Coordinator) for her role in coordinating the walk a few days before traveling to Chicago for cancer treatment. Although Angela was not able to be with her co-workers at the walk she left a letter containing a beautiful and very encouraging story of her own personal journey with cancer. She is now back in the office dealing with her daily duties. Definitely my role model!

OLC family needs our help!___The home of Melanie Apple (Wounded Knee Head Start Family Service Worker) and her family was destroyed by fire. The family was home at the time but were very lucky to all get out of the house unharmed. A contribution box for monetary gifts has been set up on the counter of the business office. The family is starting from scratch so need anything from toothbrush and toothpaste to pots and pans. Clothing sizes for the children: Female: medium shirt & size 5 pants (teen); 7/8T shirt & 7T pants; 6/7T shirt & 6T pants. Male: XLrg shirt & 34/32 pants; 4T shirt & 4T pants. Women: XLg Shirt & 14 pants. Also in the home were Melanie’s mother and nephew. The only info we have here is that the nephew is 18 months old. Call WKHS @ 867-5464 for more info. Items can be dropped off at Wounded Knee HS or at HS office @ Piya Wiconi. Wopila tanka!

Woksape Tipi (Michelle May)___Sunday, November 9 @ 1:00 p.m. Speaker: Kingsley M. Bray. Renewing the Oglala Oyate: Bull Bear and Old Man Afraid of His Horse and The Shirt Wearer Ceremony of 1835. Sponsored by OLC LAKM 643 Graduate Class. OLC Woksape Tipi Library, OLC Main Campus, Kyle, SD. Call 455-6069 for more info.

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 every 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!

TRIO/SSS Program (Milton Fineran)___Benefit Raffle!! TRIO/SSS Program: Wina Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Tablet Computer! $1:00 or 6/5.00. Drawing will be held at LNI. Need not be present to win. 7” Touchscreen, 1.2 GHZX Quad core, Built in speakers, Internet/Wifi and Blue Tooth. 8 Gig memory expandable with SD Card. USB slot, Video/Movie stream to TV. Dual Camera’s: F/R. GPS. Multi User Mode. Contact the OLC TRIO staff: Milton Fineran (PW), Diana Lessert (PSCC), Tammy Steele (PHCC), Al Wounded Head (PSCC), Vanessa Quintana (HSCC,RC).

KOLCTV (Tony Brave)___This week’s schedule from Shields King. Here is the schedule for this week. First we start with the Black Hills Pow Wow Saturday Part 1, fun for the whole family the event held in Rapid City, SD. Second is the Sioux Nation Treaty Council Part 1. Third we have the Indian Water Conference -4. Fourth we present Jerome Greene an author who discusses his book; American Carnage, Wounded Knee 1890, the event was held at Woksape Tipi, Piya Wiconi, Kyle, SD. Fifth is the South Dakota State Political Forum event held at Woksape Tipi. 7:11 a.m. - Black Hills Pow Wow Saturday Part 1 9:15 a.m. - Sioux Nation Treaty Council -1 11:54 a.m. - Indian Water Conference -4 2:05 p.m. - Jerome Greene: American Carnage, Wounded Knee 1890 3:26 p.m. - SD Political Forum 6:35 p.m. - Jerome Greene 7:56 p.m. - Indian Water Conference 10:07 p.m. - Sioux Nation Treaty Council -1 1:46 a.m. - Black Hills Pow Wow Saturday Part 1

Fall 2014 Calendar Registration begins for Spring Semester November 10 Veteran’s Day Holliday November 11

 (Office closed/classes meet)

Thanksgiving Holiday (office closed) November 27-28

OLC Election 2014 Time Frame 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 CANmail Community Arts Network of South Dakota South Dakota Arts Events Statewide Events & Arts Opportunities. Governor's Awards in the Arts 2015 South Dakotans for the Arts and the South Dakota Arts Council. The Governor's Awards in the Arts will be presented at the Best Western Ramkota in Pierre on February 10, 2015. Recipients must be present to accept the award. Nominations may be made by an organization, institution or individual and must be postmarked no later than November 10, 2014. Materials submitted include one copy of this form, a brief personal history of the nominee and summary of accomplishments of the nominee, no more than three pages in length. Samples or representations of artist’s work are encouraged and must be submitted in triplicate. Up to five letters of support may be submitted. No materials will be returned unless a stamped, self- addressed envelope is included. The nominations must be signed by the person making the nomination and postmarked before midnight November 10, 2014. All materials should be mailed to: South Dakotans for the Arts, PO Box 414, Lead, South Dakota 57754 Phone: (605) 722-1467 Email: BlueCat Screenplay Competition--2015 Call for Entries<>FINAL DEADLINE November 15, 2014. All submissions received by November 15th will receive their written analysis by February 1st. since 1998, the BlueCat Screenplay Competition has developed and discovered thousands of writers through our commitment to providing written feedback to all entrants and substantial cash awards to their best screenplays: Each Screenplay Receives Written Script Analysis; Feature and Short Screenplays Accepted; Over 40,000 in cash awards; Early Deadline Analysis: All submissions received by October 15th will receive their written analysis by November 10th. All October 15th entries are eligible for Resubmission. All entries received after October 16th will receive their feedback by February 1st. Entry Fees: Nov 15th: Shorts $60 / Features $70 (Final Deadline) SUBMIT YOUR SCREENPLAY <> BEST FEATURE SCREENPLAY $15,000 Grand Prize, Four Finalists $2500 Prize <> BEST SHORT SCREENPLAY $10,000 Grand Prize, Three Finalists $1500 Prize <> THE CORDELIA AWARD Best Feature Screenplay from the UK, $1500 Prize <> THE JOPLIN AWARD Best Feature Screenplay from outside the USA, Canada or the UK $1500 Prize <> MOVIE TITLE CONTEST Three Winners: $250 each All screenplays entered by August 1 are eligible. See Rules & Guidelines and FAQ at 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: SDABBE INVITES YOU TO ATTEND: Lakota Nation Education Conference, December 17-20, 2014 at the Ramkota Inn Rapid City, SD—Pre-registration Fee $ 175.00, After December 1st $ 200.00. For more information call: (605) 407-0667 or Email: ALL INFORMATION CAM BE FOUND AT: This Year’s conference Mitchell Community Theatre is holding mural contest for all Artists in the South Dakota area! Have the chance to create a piece of work seen by tourists, patrons, community members and More!!! The Mural will be painted on our atrium wall visible both inside and outside, across the street from the Corn Palace! All guidelines and applications are located on our website at For any questions or concerns please call our theatre at 996-9137 or email ACT’s Managing Director at Renderings are due January 1, 2015 with a cash prize for first place! Relevant info: Atrium wall is 12ftX19ft; Cash prize of $1,000 to $1,500; There is no theme! The subject and theme of artwork is up to the artist! Unlimited number of entries since pieces will be judged anonymously. Each entry must still include an application. Renderings are due January 1st, Finalists will be anonymously picked from a panel of judges by January 30th, Voting for winner will be open to public by Feb. 1st, Winner will be announced May 1st. • All dates are subject to change if more time is needed for any reason. Deadlines will never be cut short! 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:

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