What Does Tiospaye Mean?
Tiospaye is a Lakota word which approximately translates to "extended family." This word was given to the program by Mr. Stacy Phelps. Our "tiospaye" of support includes current students and their families, faculty, staff, administrators, alumni, employers, the local community, and all the existing campus support services.
When and Where are the 2012-2013 Tiospaye Lunches?
The Tiospaye lunches are always at 11am unless otherwise noted.
August 28, 2012 - Surbeck Bump
September 11, 2012 - Surbeck Ballroom
September 24, 2012 - Surbeck Ballroom
October 9, 2012 - Surbeck Bump
October 23, 2012 - Surbeck Ballroom
November 6, 2012 - Surbeck Ballroom
November 20, 2012 - Surbeck Ballroom
December 4, 2012 - Surbeck Ballroom
January 15, 2013 - Surbeck Ballroom
January 29, 2013 - Surbeck Ballroom
February 12, 2013 - Surbeck Bump
February 26, 2013 - Surbeck Ballroom
March 12, 2013 - Surbeck Ballroom
March 26, 2013 - Surbeck Ballroom
April 9, 2013 - Surbeck Ballroom
April 23, 2013 - Surbeck Ballroom
Where does the Tiospaye Artwork come from?
The Tiospaye artwork of the eagle feather and eagle plume are to represent the honor given to male and female graduates of the program. The artwork was created by Mr. Del Iron Cloud, a renowned local Native American artist. For more of Mr. Iron Cloud's work, click here.
What is the Nerd Ceremony?
The nerd ceremony is an idea borrowed from the ANSEP Program at The University of Alaska Anchorage to congratulate students who pass certain requirements at the School of Mines. This is a fun way to honor students who pass Calculus 3 and Differential Equations.