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OLC Weekly Bulletin


Wicah’pi Cikala (Little Star)

Weekly Bulletin November 20-24,2017

Happy Thanksgiving to all of the students, staff & faculty!!!


President’s Office (Thomas Shortbull) ___ November BOT Meetings: Program Policy—Thursday, November 16 @ Noon at PRCC and Finance @ 5:00 at Piya Wiconi. Personnel, Monday, November 20 @ 5:00 at Piya Wiconi. BOT, Tuesday, November 21 @ 5:00pm at Piya Wiconi.

Math/Science&Tech (Karla Witt)___College Algebra students staying late to get their logarithmic and exponential equation assignment done. :) It warms my geeky heart! Have a great Thanksgiving! Jen Rodin

Woksape Tipi (Michelle May) ___ Native America Calling is a national call-in program that invites guests and listeners to join a dialogue about current events, music, arts, entertainment and culture. The program is hosted by Tara Gatewood (Isleta Pueblo) and airs live each weekday from 1-2 pm Eastern. Join the conversation by calling 1-800-996-2848. email us (comments@nativeamericacalling.com). Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - Education through music The Mana Maoli nonprofit is giving youth in Hawaii a chance to experience the world of music through their project Mana Mele. It focuses on academics, business and culture and gives youth exposure to the music industry and all of its facets. We go to the heart of this music and multimedia academy to learn what happens when you put the power of music in the hands of the youth. What doors become unlocked when music becomes the center stage when we are young? Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - No thanks for Thanksgiving As millions of people get ready to feast on turkey, mashed potatoes, yams and stuffing, there are those in Native America who could care less. In fact, some Native people view the holiday as a reminder of the start of colonization. In this program, we'll talk to Native people about why they say "no thanks" to Thanksgiving. Thursday November 23, 2017 - Indigenous Comic Con re-broadcast We're going to revisit one of our favorite recent shows from the Indigenous Comic Con. The event at Isleta Resort and Casino was a successful gathering of Native comic book creators, filmmakers, authors, artists and enthusiasts. Our live broadcast from the con touched in with comic book creators about why telling Native stories through action-packed sagas is important. Friday, November 24, 2017 - November in the News What's a better way to spend the day after a holiday than to catch up on the news from Native America. From national policy to tribal politics, we take time to regularly speak with journalists, newsmakers and others about the important issues of the day. Join us for our regular news round-up.

Wounspe Oaye Tokahe (Janice Richards)___Any help will be appreciated as we have many children who don’t have a coat and its getting cold out now. Waniyetu Ogle – Winter Coat Drive! As we prepare for the cold winter, let’s make sure our wakanyeja (children) stay warm and help our families by giving them one less thing to worry about by sponsoring a child. Sponsoring means providing a child with a winter coat, hat, gloves and winter boots/shoes. Coat sizes: 6M-7/8. Boot Sizes: 6T-3Y. If you cannot sponsor, donations of any items are welcome. If you are interested and want more information please contact Wounspe Oaye Tokahe/Head Start program at 605-455-6115. Or, feel free to drop off any items at our admin office located in the Applied Science building or at any of our Head Start Centers by December 1st.

Activities Committee(Theresa Lone Hill)___ ( Wanda O’Rourke) Now that our Thanksgiving meal is over, time to begin thinking about Christmas. For the gift exchange we will do the same as last year. Bring a Gift Get a Gift so if you wish to participate in the gift exchange at the Christmas All staff on December 1st , please bring your gift ON December 1st. If you do bring it before December 1, please bring to my office, upstairs in the main building – Direct Mail Office. For those of you that were not here last year or for those of us that can’t remember what we ate for supper last nite…. If you WISH to participate, Females bring a gift for a female and Males bring a gift for a male. The price will be $10-20. Keep in mind if you do NOT bring a gift you will NOT receive a gift. On December 1st, when you arrive bring your wrapped gift, that has been marked FEMALE or MALE to the round room, there will be a sign in sheet so that we know who brought a gift. At the exchange we will be reading the names from this list, so please make sure that you sign the list.

Department of Humanities (Jess Charest)__ Wounwapi - Issue Nunpa--Are you a writer or an artist? Or do you know someone who is? OLC's Literary Journal Wounwapi (We Write) is currently seeking submissions for our second edition! Submissions are open to OLC students, community members, and anyone else in the world who would like to submit. We are looking for poetry, prose, drama, and any type of visual art - illustrations, photography, graphic art, beadwork, quillwork, you name it! Please send all submissions to wounwapi@olc.edu. Prose submissions should be 3,000 words or less, and poetry submissions should be 5 poems or less. Visual art submissions should be in the form of a high resolution photograph. The deadline is December 1st, so this upcoming Thanksgiving break would be the perfect time to polish up your work! We can't wait to hear from you!

Nursing (Jessica Zephier)__ OLC Nursing Department Application DEADLINE!! COMPLETTED APPLICATIONS DUE JANUARY 26TH, 2018. 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. NO EXCEPTIONS! CONTACT JESSICA ZEPHIER, RN, MSN, CHAIRPERSON NURSING DEPARTMENT JZEPHIER@OLC.EDU (605)867-5856 EXT. 11 OR MICHELLE BRUNS, RN, MSN, ASSISTANT CHAIRPERSON MBRUNS@OLC.EDU (605)867-5856 EXT 18. OR VISIT HTTP://OLC.EDU/DEPARTMENTS/NURSING.HTM.

Student Support Services (Milton Fineran)___RAFFLE!!! RAFFLE!!! 2 Chances to win $ 100.00 or $ 75.00 in Wal-Mart Gift Cards!! Benefit Raffle for the TRIO/SSS Program 24th Annual Student Awards. Get your tickets: Milton Fineran (Piya Wiconi), Patricia Cuny (Piya Wiconi), Al Wounded Head (PRCC), Cassie Big Crow (He Sapa CC), Diana Lessert (PSCC), Danielle Griffith (PHCC). $ 1.00 a ticket or $ 5.00 for 6!!! Drawing will be held on Friday December 15th, 2017 at 4:00pm at Rushmore Plaza Civic Center Rapid City, SD. Main arena during LNI. Need not be present to win!! Piya Wiconi office: 605-455-6027

KOLCTV (Tony Brave) ___Hello to all and good day! Here is what we will be showing on KOLC-TV this week and into the next. Shields King 7:01 - AM - Panel Discussion, held in the Piya Wiconi, Woksape Tipi Library. 8:52 - AM - Running Strong Presentation, held in the Piya Wiconi, Woksape Tipi Library. 10:24 - AM - Freshmen English 1. Week 5. 10:48 - AM - OST Tribal Council Regular Session Meeting. Part 1. 12:50 - PM - Honoring Richard Meyers, at the Crazy Horse School. 2:13 - PM - Black Hills Pow-wow Youth Day Symposium. 3:28 - PM - Panel Discussion, held in the Piya Wiconi, Woksape Tipi Library. 5:19 - PM - Running Strong Presentation, Held in the Piya Wiconi, Woksape Tipi Library. 6:51 - PM - Freshmen English 1. Week 5. 7:15 - PM - OST Tribal Council Regular Session Meeting. Part 1. 9:17 - PM - Honoring Richard Meyers, at the Crazy Horse School. 10:40 - PM - Black Hills Pow-wow Youth Day Symposium. 2017 Calendar November: Registration begins for Spring Semester November 13 Thanksgiving Day Holiday (Offc closed) November 23 & 24 MISCELLANEOUS

Brookings Art Council. 2019 Call for Entries. We are now accepting entries for the Brookings Art Council Call for 2019 Exhibits. The application deadline is December 8, 2017with artists notification by February 16, 2018. The BAC Exhibition and Programs Committee will review the submissions and will judge each on resume, artist’s statement, artistic vision, creativity, technical mastery, and if the work is coherent to the artist’s statement. Please refer to the application guidelines before entering. http://image5.photobiz.com/1220/20170710140759_236209.jpg or for any inquiries, please contact directorbac@swiftel.net.