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The Danish group Basix to perform at EWC

The Eastern Wyoming Arts Council presents a cappella group Basix  — rescheduled for Saturday, November 22 at 4:00 pm in the Fine Arts Auditorium in Torrington, WY.

With a grand total of 4 international CARA awards, including “Best European Album” and “Best Holiday Album” the Danish vocal pop group Basix has proven themselves to be among the very best of a cappella groups worldwide.

Spanning pop, jazz, r&b, soul, and rock and blending strong original compositions with innovative arrangements of timeless songs, these six Danish vocalists continue to amaze an ever-increasing number of listeners around the world.

Basix strong vocal performance, which runs the whole gamut of emotions has dazzled audiences in a vast number of concert halls, theaters, clubs, cafes, churches, and at conferences and private events. So far the group has given concerts in the U.S.A, Denmark, Norway, Germany, Holland, Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Slovakia and Cyprus, and every year the popularity of the group keeps growing.

Pre-concert tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students (with ID) and $10 for children 12 and under.  Tickets at the door will be $20 adults and $15 for students and $15 for children 12 and under.

Tickets may be purchased at the EWC Community Education office or by calling 307.532.8213 or 307.532.8323.

EWC seeking elementary education students in Crook and Weston Counties

Eastern Wyoming College is looking to gather a cohort of students from Crook and Weston counties who would be interested in earning the first two years, or an associate of arts degree, in elementary education. EWC offers the full program through distance education.

“We have found that students working on a degree together are more likely to persist and complete the degree together,” shared EWC Vice President for Learning Dr. Dee Ludwig. “The program faculty have developed a rotation of courses that articulate well with our receiving colleges.”

EWC is now registering students for the spring 2015 semester. Students interested in this degree program or others offered through Eastern Wyoming College should contact the Outreach Coordinator in their community.

Hulett – Jennifer Jolley, 307.467.5477
Moorcroft – Melissa Buckmiller, 307.756.9800
Newcastle – Kim Conzelman, 307.746.3603
Sundance – Brittany Lenz, 307.282.0769
Upton – Brandy Donner, 307.468.2495

EWC to hold Holiday Concert in Torrington

The Eastern Wyoming College music department has announced the Holiday concert on Wednesday, December 3rd at 7:30 pm in the EWC Fine Arts Center in Torrington.

This performance which is free and open to the public, will be conducted by EWC music instructor Michael DeMers accompanied by Janet Howard and will feature the EWC Collegiate Chorale, Master Chorus, Community Choir, EWC Jazz Ensemble and the college/community band.

There will be a pre-concert reception from 6 – 7 pm with treats, carols and Santa Claus.

For more information, contact Mr. DeMers at 307.532.8368.

EWC names new High Point Members

High Point New Members

Eastern Wyoming College Lancer Rodeo adds additional members to the High Point Club.

The newest members are Bailey Schaack, sophomore, Hyannis, NE; Dustin Dailey, Sophomore, Long Pine, NE; AJ Freeman, sophomore, Valentine, NE; Carson Musick, sophomore, Pierre, SD; Denum Santero, sophomore, Minatare, NE and Trey Yates, sophomore, Pueblo, CO.

Team members must earn a determined amount of points as a Lancer to become a member. Each High Point Club member receives a jacket.

For more information about the rodeo program at EWC, please call Jake Clark at 307.532.8337 or send an email to


Eastern Wyoming College Board of Trustees hold Retreat

The Eastern Wyoming College Board of Trustees will meet in the Dolores Kaufman Boardroom on Friday, November 14th from 9:00 to 3:00 for a strategic planning retreat. Mr. Dennis Jones from the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NCHEMS) will be the facilitator for the day.

EWC GO bond issue proposition for new facilities successful

Eastern Wyoming College has been serving Goshen County and the region since 1948. During this time, the College has asked the voters to support growth and expansion in 1966, 1974, and now again in 2014. Each time the voters have supported EWC.

During the past several months the EWC Board of Trustees, Foundation Directors, administration, faculty, staff, and volunteers have provided excellent assistance and guidance as the College sought support for the Career and Technical Education Center (CTEC) and the Agricultural Technology Education Center (ATEC). Individuals and businesses donated their time, talents, and funds to support the general obligation bonds campaign.

“The College is pleased to report that the many hours of dedicated individuals have paid off in the successful passage of the EWC GO Bonds,” shared EWC Interim President Dr. Rick Patterson. “Many individuals helped us spread the word about these projects and we are so grateful for the help and commitment to higher education in Goshen County.”

The College is currently working with the State of Wyoming Department of Administration and Information, Construction Management Division and their architects on the programmatic space requirements for the CTEC. Bidding for the CTEC will take place in the Spring of 2015. Programmatic design work and architectural planning for the ATEC will continue in 2015.

Official results from the Goshen County website,

For – 2,797, 65.49%
Against – 1,474, 34.51%

EWC to hold Veterans Day Celebration

Eastern Wyoming College will honor veterans with a special celebration to be held on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 12:30 pm, in the Fine Arts Auditorium in Torrington, WY.

The program is free and open to the public and will include guest speaker Major Justin L. Walworth, USAF, from Mitchell, NE. Major Walworth graduated from the Air Force Academy in 1999 and has served in the Air Force the last fifteen years. During that tenure he flew a tanker and refueled planes for Operation Enduring Freedom. He was also stationed in Hawaii and assigned as a pilot for Pacific Air Force One. Most recently Major Walworth was the Chief of Wing Safety at Lajes Field, Azores, Portugal. He is an experienced pilot with well over 100 missions completed.

The program will also include the EWC Speech & Debate Team, EWC Choir and American Legion Travis Snow Post #5.
EWC would like to honor all veterans and encourage all veterans and their families to attend this short program and hear Major Walworth’s remarks.

For more information about this special celebration to recognize those who have served or those who are serving please contact the EWC Library at 307.532.8210.

EWC Adult Basic Education instructors receive awards

Eastern Wyoming College Adult Basic Education (ABE) staff attended the State Adult Basic Education Institute annual meeting held in Casper, WY.

The ABE program at EWC was presented with three state level awards in recognition of program excellence.

The first award was for meeting federally negotiated program performance measures. Each year adult education programs are required to meet federally negotiated target performance levels. Because these target levels are set quite high, these targets can be quite difficult to meet. This year’s award marks the third consecutive year in which the ABE program at EWC has been the recipient of this state award.

A second award was presented to Callie Allred for outstanding ABE instructor. The third award was presented to Diane McQueen, ABE Program Director, for Program Innovations. Diane is the state’s first recipient of this award from the Wyoming Community College Commission.

“I’m very proud of our students, teachers, and of our program. We work hard to do the best we can for our students. I’m also very humbled by the award presented to me. It is an honor that I do not take lightly,” shared Diane McQueen.

Dr. Dee Ludwig, Vice President for Learning shared “Our ABE program is an excellent example of outstanding leadership and teamwork. Diane is a dedicated and visionary director, who cares deeply about her students and her staff members. Callie is a great instructor and always goes the extra mile to help her students be successful. I couldn’t be prouder of our program, director, and instructors.”

For more information about the Adult Learning Center at EWC contact Diane McQueen at 307.532.8399.

EWC Livestock Judging Show Team places at shows in South Dakota

The Eastern Wyoming College Livestock Judging Team traveled to the Western Junior Stock Show (WJLS) in Rapid City, SD and then to Northern International Livestock Show (NILE) in Billings, MT.

Matthew Johnson, freshman, Wheatland, WY showed a market pig and breeding ewe at WJLS. His pig was 2nd in its market class and Matthew was the Champion Senior Swine Showman. His breeding ewe was 4th in class. Although not on the judging team at EWC he also judged meats and livestock while there.

Zeb Rosencranz, sophomore, Beulah, WY; Hadley Brown, freshman, Hyannis, NE; Danae McGarvin, freshman, Ten Sleep, WY; Emily Garl, freshman, Mitchell, NE; Taylor Russell, sophomore, Gering, NE; Paige Alyward, freshman, Dickins, NE; and Kiernen Brandt, freshman, Cheyenne, WY all went to NILE. These students exhibited two heifers and one steer in the club calve show and sale for Ty Steben of Torrington, WY. The students had been divided into teams with each team assigned a calf to prepare and exhibit. They were responsible for the daily feeding and care of the animals for the weeks leading up to the show. Then at the show each team fitted and exhibited their animal. The steer was then sold in the club calf sale.

Also helping get these animals ready for the NILE were Shelby Cranston, freshman, Torrington, WY; Annie Butterfield, freshman, Worland, WY; Danielle Schainost, freshman, Yoder, WY; and Ashley Johnson, sophomore, Wheatland, WY.

The team will be traveling to Arizona Nationals in December and National Western Stock Show in January.

Matthew Johnson with his market pig

Matthew Johnson with his market pig

EWC to host Community College Information Night

Eastern Wyoming College will be holding a Community College Information Night on Tuesday, November 18, at 6:00 pm in the Eastern Wyoming College Cafeteria located at 3200 West C Street.

This informational session is specifically designed for ethnic minorities and their families to learn more about college. Dinner will be provided and the session will last about one hour.

The purpose of this meeting is to share information with high school students and their families about Eastern Wyoming College. The following information will be shared:
• How to apply for admissions
• Important deadlines
• Classes and available majors
• Scholarships and financial aid
• Concurrent and Dual enrollment opportunities
• Student support systems

Several EWC employees will be available to provide information and to answer questions.

For more information please contact Marisol Chavez, Student Services at 307.532.8230.