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Nebraska Indian Community College Weekly Newsletter Santee Macy South Sioux City

Articulations at NICC Submitted by Ardis Bad Moccasin Academic Dean NICC regularly makes agreements with other colleges about the acceptance of our courses for transfer credit to other institutions. These agreements are called articulations. They help our students to smoothly transfer to 4 year schools and ensure that their credits obtained at NICC provide outstanding value elsewhere. Recently, NICC created an exciting articulation with Kaplan University, which provides online opportunities to earn 4 year degrees. We have a number of 2+2 agreements, which means that after earning your AA or AS at NICC in about 2 years, you can finish your BA or BS at Kaplan in about 2 years. The degrees offered by Kaplan are in Healthcare Administration, Information Science & Technology, and Business. A degree in Criminal Justice is also possible (but is not a 2+2). This new articulation compliments other 2+2 articulations in Business that we have already in place with Bellevue University and National American University. NICC also has articulations in place with Wayne State, USD, UNL, Salish Kootenai College, Newman University (in Wichita), and others. Where are you interested in attending after NICC? Speak with Ardis to see if an articulation is in place or if we can start working to put one in place!

Monday, April 28, 2008

Santee Elder Dinner Held in Sioux City Last Wednesday, April 23, an Elder Dinner was held at the American Indian Education Center in Sioux City. The dinner was part of the Santee ANA Dakota Language Preservation Project and was held to inform tribal members of the project and ask for their support and collaboration. During the dinner, staff fromNICC--Wyatt Thomas, Cheryl Kitto, Mary Johnson, and Richard Lundy-- presented aspects of the project and answered any questions that people had. Part of the Dakota Language Project is to record Elders and we were able to schedule interviews with some tribal members for a later date. There were roughly 40 people in attendance at the dinner and we plan to host another dinner in the upcoming months to keep everyone updated on our progress with the project. Earlier in March, we hosted a similar dinner in Santee at the Nutrition Center to inform people in the Santee community of the project. About 45 people were in attendance there and we plan to host a follow-up dinner in Santee as well. Below and at right are pictures from the Sioux City dinner.

UPCOMING EVENTS Umonhon Elder Dinner, Macy Tuesday, April 29 at noon at the Native American Church to discuss ANA Grant activities and to plan events. Everyone welcome! NICC Student Appreciation Picnic Friday, May 16 from 11am to 3pm at Riverside Park in Sioux City, IA. It will be held at Shelter #6. There are sign up sheets at all campuses, so let us know if you plan on attending. There will also be games and door prizes throughout the day. The park is located at 1201 Council Oak Dr. See your campus advisors or anyone at the college if you have questions or need directions. Hope to see everyone there and bring your families!

Umonhon Words Onba-the eyon-a? How is the weather? Onba-the udon. Today is good. Onba-the usni. Today is cold. Onba-the nakade. Today is hot.