Oglala Lakota College
Weekly Bulletin October 2-7, 2016
President’s Office (Tom Shortbull) ___ All Staff Meeting on Friday, October 14, 2016 Committee meetings will commence at 10:00 a.m. and lunch will follow. President’s Office: (includes All District Employees and All that report to the President) Meat Dishes and Breads. Instructional Division: (includes Faculty and Support Staff). Side Dishes/Salads/Desserts. Business Office – Development Office – Bookstore and Library/Archives Side: Dishes and drinks <><><> BOT Meetings: October 17 – Program Policy @ noon at PRCC and Finance @ 5:00pm at PW. October 18 – Personnel @ 5:00pm at PW. October 19 – BOT @ 5:00pm at Piya Wiconi.
Woksape Tipi (Michelle May)___Announcement from Tawa Ducheneaux (Archivist). Returning Our Voice. On October 8 at 9:00 a.m. a Nation-to-Nation digital repatriation ceremony will be held with the return of Oglala Lakota audio artifacts (recordings of traditional music) currently housed at the American Folklife Center and the Library of Congress. These materials will be presented by the National Endowment for the Arts and accepted by the Oglala Sioux Tribe and by Oglala Lakota College and will be stored in the archives at the college for community use. The event will take place just prior to the closing ceremony of the language summit in Rushmore E at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center, in Rapid City.
Education (Dr. Shannon Amiotte)___ The Rising Star Educator Program will be celebrating the success of OLC teacher candidates Bridget Dupris and Jerris Veaux-LeBeau of CRCC, Stormie Clifford-Risse and Sarah Clifford of LCCC, and Loreli Lawrence of HSCC and OLC education graduate, Darcie Desersa of PRCC (Wolf Creek School MS Teacher) . These aspiring educators joined others from across the nation from minority serving institutions to participate in a 5-day institute experience to train with NASA experts at Johnson Space Center. Their experience included pre- and post-institute instruction and follow-up activities. The honoring event will be held at the Outdoor Campus West, in Rapid City on October 14 from 5-8 pm and October 15 from 8:30am-7:30 pm. <><><> Praxis Principles of Learning and Teaching Challenge: Are you ready to Beat the Praxis PLT? If so, this 6-Week Challenge is for you. The challenge will guide you through a review of everything you need to know and do to conquer the Principles of Learning and Teaching Exam (Tests: 5621, 5622, 5623, 5624). The challenge starts October 22nd with a kick-off event at the Pejuta Haka College Center, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. The challenge will conclude just in time for participants to take the Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School or High School PLT Exam during the December test window.
Education Content Knowledge Praxis Challenge: Are
you ready to Beat the Praxis but missed the kick-off event over the
weekend? If so, it's not too late to get started. Contact the Education
Department by Friday this
week to register and find out
what you need to do to start the challenge. The Beat the Praxis 8-Week
Challenge is starting now and will conclude the end of November
so that you can test early in December. Email Alicia Janis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note that you would like to join the Beat the Praxis 8-Week Challenge
and include your name, mailing address and phone number.
Math and Science Department (Karla Witt) ___ Misty Brave will be attending the honoring of the Rising Star students from OLC. For the past 10 years, Math and Science Department has had summer teacher programs through the STEEP and TCUP programs. Many partners have been created through these programs including, the South Dakota Science Discovery Center, Project Learning Tree, GLOBE, Rising Star and GEMS. It has been such an honor to see how the math and science summer programs have been such an influence in the positive development of OLC’s teachers. A great big wopila tanka goes out to the funder, the National Science Foundation, and to the participants that used what they learned.
EWCC (Colleen Provost)___ Announcement from Hope Conquering Bear. Mni Wiconi Water is Life Walk. Sunday, October 9, 2016 from the LaCreek District CAP Office to LaCreek College Center. Registration starts @ 10:00 A.M. 1st 60 participants will get a T-shirt. Meal will follow @ the College Center Call 685-6407 for more info.
PHCC (Steph Sorbel)___Activities Overview (2016-17). October 11 – Buffalo Ceremony. October 12 – Buffalo Kill. Buffalo Ceremony and Kill presented by Little Wound School and Lance Christensen at OLC. October 21 – Buckskin Doll Making workshop with Verola Spider. October 28 – Beading Workshop with Steve Dubray. November 18 – Regalia Workshop with Lolita Attack Him. December 2 – Indian Horse Race. <><><> We just want to let you know that the Garden Club is trying to Raise money for much need supplies. So every month we will be raffling off a gift baske.t It will be $1.00 a ticket or 6 for $5.00 so come help us out and try to win a great prize. You can buy your ticket here at PHCC or we will visit the Piya wiconi campus soon. This month is the Halloween gift basket.
EPA/Student Affairs (Lance Christensen)___ News from Student Senate as reported by Tada Vargas. We selected our new Student Senate officers at a recent meeting. I am so thankful for a RE-ELECTED position as Student Senate President. Other officers are Talea Merrival from Pine Ridge College Center as Vice President, Kiya Dull Knife from the Eagle Nest College Center @ Wanblee, and Linda Scabby Face as Secretary/Treasurer from the Oglala College Center. I am very excited to see two Senators return from last year as well as new faces in our Student Senate family. I also wanted to let you know that I am newly appointed American Indian Fund College Ambassador. My goals this year is to boost donations for scholarships, recruit more Native students to enroll at a TCU, and assist more Native scholars in obtaining a AICF scholarship. Lastly we have voted to have our homecoming week October 17th to 21st with a Halloween theme. We will have more details on homecoming week next Friday. Student Senate: Karl Eagle Bull PSCC, Garrett Little Bear WKCC, Arnell Brown Bull PHCC, Linda Scabby Office OCC, Tada Vargas HSCC, Talea Merrival PRCC, Eric In The Woods CRCC, Kiya Dull Knife ENCC. Student PWO: Lisa Young Bear PSCC, Vanessa Piper WKCC, Lawrence Montoya PHCC, Chase Clifford OCC, Shawn Garnette HSCC, Donna Red Willow ENCC.
Humanities/Soc Sciences (Kim Peterson)___Reported by Whitnee Thorp (faculty). The Wounwapi Literary Journal is here! This journal was created by the Humanities and Social Sciences Department and printed with the help of the SD Humanities Council's grant. It is a printed literary journal filled with creative writing and artwork from OLC's students and community members. It also has writing and artwork from outside contributors. Our goal is to have all of the College Centers to have a copy and we are going to work on distributing to various high schools throughout the community. We are also excited to announce on October 21st from 6-7 we will have a Reading and Launch for the journal at Woksape Tipi. At this event there will be student readings from the journal, student artwork on display, FREE food, a raffle for a chance to win a FREE Amazon Fire Tablet, videos from contributors on Art as Social change and Native American playwrights, and we will be selling copies of Wounwapi Literary journal to fund the 2nd edition. A copy of the poster is available to provide your students if you would like. If you would please share with your students and if you can also come and support this - we would be very grateful! Also, if you or someone you know would like to purchase a copy of Wounwapi Literary Journal, please contact us (they are $12). <><><> Udall Foundation announcement from Judith Graham: If you are a junior or senior at OLC and you are interested in the Udall Foundation and its scholarship or internship programs for Native American students, please contact Judith at email@example.com by November 5, 2016.
Student Activities/Coach (Mary Tobacco)___Please email your request to use the Multipurpose Facility to me if you would like to use it in the future. Use is reserved for OLC staff and student activities. I have protocol to follow before usage is approved, including availability and priority. Some things to include in your request: Purpose of Use, # of People Expected, Date & Time of Use, Set-Up (tables, chairs, etc., etc.). <><><> The doors of the Multipurpose remain locked, especially when Lakota Woglake Wounspe is in session. Looking forward to an awesome year! <><><> Open gym time is 8pm-10pm (students will not be excused from class) per schedule. Please wear gym shoes on floor. Participate on your own. Gas vouchers provided for practices only! <><><> Athletics Basketball Information. 1. Must be full-time (12 credits or more), 2.00 GPA. 2. Sign-up at your local college center by September 23, 2016. 3. Registrar will determine eligibility. 4.&