Posts from May, 2014

EWC GEAR UP designs transition support team

GEAR UP staff and students

GEAR UP staff and students

Eastern Wyoming College GEAR UP (GU) program has designed a transition support team with our Torrington High School (THS) GU staff to introduce upcoming 8th graders to the GU high school program.

The THS GU staff attended a GU monthly meeting at Torrington Middle School to talk about the major changes in academic and social expectations that the students will experience next year and how the staff will be there to assist students with academics, GU meetings and support.

“Developing a relationship with the GU high school staff will help prepare those 8th graders when transitioning. The students will feel more comfortable asking for academic assistance and will learn valuable information about graduation and college education opportunities at the monthly GU meetings,” said Judy Brown, GEAR UP Director.

The upcoming school year, these 8th graders will meet the current GU high school students that will aid them through the differences and challenges of high school.

The EWC GEAR UP Program is planning to implement this transition program throughout EWC’s outreach area beginning fall 2014.

For more information about the EWC GEAR UP program, please contact Judy Brown, GEAR UP Director at 307.532.8288

EWC announces Candlelight Dinner Theater bus trip

logo_200x200_000031The Community Education office at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington announces tickets are still available for the Candlelight Theatre bus trip to see Damn Yankees on June 7. The cost of this trip is $ 60 and includes meal, beverage and tip.

Faust, fly balls, and devilishly good fun all meet at the home plate of this 8-time Tony Award Winning Broadway musical. A middle-aged baseball fanatic who trades his soul to the Devil for a chance to lead his favorite team in the pennant race against the New York Yankees, only to realize the true worth of the life and wife he’s left behind. Filled with hit songs like “Whatever Lola Wants” and “You Gotta Have Heart”, this show is a musical comedy home run! Book by George Abbott and Douglass Wallop, Music and Lyrics by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross.

To register for this trip or classes, contact the EWC Community Education office at 307.532.8213 or 307.532.8323 or stop by to visit them at 3200 West C Street in Torrington.

EWC Introduces New Online Course: Advanced Microsoft Excel 2013

Advanced Microsoft Excel 2013

Advanced Microsoft Excel 2013

Eastern Wyoming College has a program that makes it easy to take high-quality, noncredit online courses. EWC has partnered with ed2go to offer hundreds of online, instructor-led courses and is pleased to announce the launch of “Advanced Microsoft Excel 2013.”

Participants in this course will master advanced features that most users don’t even know exist. They’ll become adept at advanced features and functions of Microsoft Excel 2013, including analysis tools, data tables, PivotTables, and conditional formatting.

This course is part of EWC’s growing catalog of more than 300 instructor-facilitated online courses. Through well-crafted lessons, expert online instruction, and interaction with fellow students, participants in these courses gain valuable knowledge at their convenience. They have the flexibility to study at their own pace combined with enough structure and support to complete the course. And they can access the classroom 24/7 from anywhere with an Internet connection.

New sessions of each course run every month. They last six weeks, with two new lessons being released weekly (for a total of 12). The courses are entirely Web-based with comprehensive lessons, quizzes, and assignments. A dedicated professional instructor facilitates every course; pacing learners, answering questions, giving feedback, and facilitating discussions.

To learn more, call Eastern Wyoming College at 307.532.8323 or visit them online at ewc.wy.edu.

EWC registration and advising dates announced for Douglas

be lancer goldEastern Wyoming College has announced that three registration events will be held at the campus in Douglas on June 12, June 24 and July 31. Students will meet with an advisor and register for the Fall 2014 semester.

Students will have the opportunity to begin with COMPASS placement exams, if needed. This placement exam is used to ensure placement into the appropriate English, reading and math courses. This is a fee of $15 for these computer-based exams. Students should bring a calculator for the mathematics portion of the test.

Financial Aid representatives will be available to assist students with the financial aid process, paying for college and preparing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Students are encouraged to sign up early for the registration and advising sessions. To sign up, call or email Sue McBride at 307.358.5622 or sue.mcbride@ewc.wy.edu

Registration for the Summer 2014 session is also currently open. A complete schedule is available online at ewc.wy.edu.

PSA: Seats still available for Maya: Hidden World’s Revealed bus trip

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A replica of the west facade of the El Castillo pyramid, A.D. 600-800, at Xunantunich, Belize, part of the “Maya Hidden Worlds Revealed” exhibit. Photo Credit Pioneer Press: Scott Takushi http://www.twincities.com/

Eastern Wyoming College Community Education still has seats available for the Maya: Hidden World’s Revealed bus trip to the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. The trip is scheduled for May 31. Registrations will be accepted through May 29 and the cost is $55. To register please call 307.532.8213 or 307.532.8323.

EWC announces Vondy as new director of athletics and fitness center

Dave_Vondy_2012Eastern Wyoming College has announced that David Vondy has been hired as the new director of athletics and fitness center. Vondy will start at EWC on July 1, 2014.

He has a combined 17 years of administrative experiences in athletics directing, fitness centers, corporate sponsorships, fundraising, marketing, facilities and event management. David has a Master’s of Science degree in sport and exercise science and his educational leadership and policy studies degree from the University of Northern Colorado. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Kinesiology from Western State Colorado University. David was a first round Hall of Fame Inductee for Wrestling and Football. He was a wrestling Academic All-American. He has served on numerous committees in the Mountaineer Athletic Association, Youth Sports Director at WSCU. He has also served as a graduate assistant wrestling coach at UCN, athletic director in Yuma, Brush and Holyoke Colorado schools.

“The more I visited with President Armstrong, the interview committee and those surrounding Eastern Wyoming College (EWC), the more this felt like the perfect fit. President Armstrong’s clear vision for the growth, development and innovation at EWC makes this a very attractive opportunity,” added Vondy. “I believe in the vision and the platform in place to accomplish great things at Eastern Wyoming College!”

EWC to hold Registration Events

SUMMER PRE REGISTERATION

Eastern Wyoming College has announced that three registration events will be held for at the main campus in Torrington on June 9, June 20 and July 14. Students will meet with an advisor and register for the Fall 2014 semester.

Students will have the opportunity to begin with COMPASS placement exams, if needed. This placement exam is used to ensure placement into the appropriate English, reading and math courses. This is a fee of $15 for these computer-based exams. Students should bring a calculator for the mathematics portion of the test.

Parents are invited to attend a program called “You and Your Student” while the students are testing. Advisors will be available following the testing to assist students in registering for classes. Lunch will be provided for students and their families from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm.

Financial Aid staff will be available to assist students with the financial aid process, paying for college and preparing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Students are encouraged to sign up early for the pre-registration sessions. To sign up, call Deb Doren at 307.532.8230 or visit the EWC website at ewc.wy.edu to sign up online.

Registration for the Summer 2014 session is also currently open. A complete schedule is available online at ewc.wy.edu.

Claude Bourbon to perform at EWC

Claude BourbonThe Eastern Wyoming Arts Council presents Claude Bourbon. This performance will take place on Sunday, June 1, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. in the Eastern Wyoming College Cafeteria in Torrington, Wyoming.
Born in France in the early 60’s, Claude Bourbon grew up in Switzerland, where he was classically trained for many years. This finger picking guitarist has performed and studied all over the world; he has crafted an unbelievable fusion of classical and jazz, with ethereal Eastern influences, Spanish and Latin elements with strains of Western folk.
The unique Monsieur Bourbon is a formidable performer. He may have his roots in the blues, but he is inspired by music and song from all around the world, taking these sounds and weaving them into a performance of blues, rock, jazz, songs and melodies that defy a label, all delivered with a gravelly voice.

Also featured local artist Marvie Tipsword will display a variety of her work for the public to enjoy before and after this performance.

Pre-concert tickets are $15 for adults, $5 for students. Tickets at the door will be $20 adults and $10 for students. Tickets may be purchased at the Community Education office or by calling 307.532.8213 or 307.532.8323.

EWC students nominated for Phi Theta Kappa Wyoming All-State Academic Team

Molly Weglin left and Dr. Stefani Hicswa right after being presented with her All-State Academic Team Certificate and Medallion.

Molly Weglin left and Dr. Stefani Hicswa right after being presented with her All-State Academic Team Certificate and Medallion.

The second annual All-Wyoming Academic Team celebration was held in Casper, Wyoming on May 2. Eastern Wyoming College PTK student nominees were Adrienne Henry-Sikman, sophomore, from Torrington, WY and Molly Weglin, sophomore, from Torrington, WY. Accompanying them to Casper were EWC President, Dr. Tom Armstrong and Dr. Dee Ludwig, Vice President for Learning.

“Both of these EWC students have excellent grade-point averages and have been involved PTK members. Molly served as the PTK secretary this year and is an elementary education major who is planning on finishing her bachelor’s degree program though Chadron State College. Adrienne is a pre-nursing major. We are proud of these two students and commend their nominations to the Wyoming All State Academic Team” said Dr. Dee Ludwig.

EWC Recognizes Employees

Employees recognized at EWC Back row (L to R):   Deb Doren, Lance Petsch, Lorna Pehl and Rick Patterson, Viqi Garcia and Carmie Howe Front Row (L to R): Holly Lara, Eme Escamilla, Jim Maffe, Verl Petsch, Leland Vetter and not pictured is Marlise Brower.

Employees recognized at EWC
Back row (L to R): Deb Doren, Lance Petsch, Lorna Pehl and Rick Patterson, Viqi Garcia and Carmie Howe
Front Row (L to R): Holly Lara, Eme Escamilla, Jim Maffe, Verl Petsch, Leland Vetter and not pictured is Marlise Brower.

Eastern Wyoming College recently held a reception to recognize and honor employees for their years of service to the College. President Dr. Tom Armstrong, Dr. Dee Ludwig, Dr. Rex Cogdill, and Mr. Ron Laher each spoke to congratulate and thank each person for the contributions they have made to the College.

Those employees who will be retiring from the College this year were also recognized. Retirees include Verl Petsch, 43 years, Leland Vetter, 34 years, Carmie Howe, 26 years, Eme Escamilla, 25 years, Jim Maffe, 21 years, Marlise Brower, 15 years, and Deb Doren, 12 years.

Receiving recognition for 25 years of service to the College was Lorna Pehl and Eme Escamilla, 15 years, Marlise Brower, Holly Lara, and Lance Petsch, 10 years, Viqi Garcia, and Rick Patterson.

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