Posts from September, 2010

EWC Women’s Team Finishes Second at Sheridan College Rodeo

September 28, 2010
The Eastern Wyoming College women’s rodeo team returned from the Sheridan College rodeo with a second place finish.
“I’m pleased with the consistency I am seeing from our women’s team so far this season. I look forward to watching them successfully compete through this fall season to boost them into the spring season,” said Coach Jake Clark.
In the barrel racing, freshman Branda Williams, Hammond, MT, was second in the first round and third in the short round which landed her second in the average. Sophomore Stephanie Newman, Melstone, MT was fourth in the first round.
Sophomore Toree Gunn, Wasta, SD, won the short round and finished in third place in the average.
Shelby Winchell a freshman from Scottsbluff, NE finished the weekend in fourth place in the goat tying.
The EWC men’s team continues to climb in the regional standings. They finished the weekend in fifth place.
“Riley and Troy have really been doing well and are currently sitting in second and third places respectively in the tie down roping standings,” shared Clark.
Freshman Riley Pruitt, Gering, NE, won both rounds to bring home his second win, two weekends in a row. Sophomore Troy Wilcox, Red Owl, SD won second in the short round and third in the average.
The Lancer Rodeo Team will travel to Lamar, Colorado to compete this weekend.

EWC Livestock Judging team participates in Flint Hill Classic and Aksarben Competition

September 27, 2010
The Eastern Wyoming College livestock judging team recently returned from two judging competitions in Kansas and Nebraska. The team competed in The Flint Hill Classic in El Dorado, Kansas and The Aksarben Judging Competition held in Omaha, Nebraska.
Team members include Sara Aschenbrenner, Minatare, NE., Susie Button, Edgemont, SD., Shianna Frye, Harrisburg, NE., Kaden and Keelyn Hubbard, Mitchell, Ne., Megan McLaughlin, Alliance, NE., Jerry Protsman, Simila, CO., Paula Rector, Cheyenne, WY., Frank Ringleman, Minatare, NE and Morgan Vogt, Strasburg, CO.
At the Aksarben competition the freshman team ended up 3rd overall, 3rd Reasons, 3rd Sheep/Goat Division, 3rd Cattle Division and 3rd Swine Division. Sara Aschenbrenner earned 1st Individual in the Swine Division and 5th Individual Overall with Kaden Hubbard earning 5th Individual in the Beef Division.
Livestock Judging Coach Rob Eirich had the following to say about his team, “Both Sophomore and Freshman teams are progressing well here at the beginning of the year.”
For more information about the EWC Livestock Judging program contact Coach Rob Eirich at 307.532.8374.

Pruitt Brings Home a Win from CWC Rodeo

September 22, 2010
Freshman Riley Pruitt, Gering, NE, won the tie-down roping while competing for Eastern Wyoming College at the annual Central Wyoming College held in Riverton this past weekend. Pruitt had a total time of 17.8 seconds in two rounds.

Riley Pruitt

“It’s great to see Riley get his first win of his college career. I look forward to watching him the rest of the fall season,” shared Coach Jake Clark. “The women are off to a great start. They are a consistent team and that is what works in this sport.”
Sophomore Stephanie Newman, Melstone, MT, finished the weekend in fifth place in the barrel racing with a total time of 36.44 seconds in two rounds.
In the breakway roping, freshman Shelby Winchell, Scottsbluff, NE, was fourth. She roped both of her calves in a total time of 9.1 seconds.
At the first college rodeo of the fall season, sophomore and CNFR qualifier Wyatt Clark was injured. “Wyatt dislocated his clavicle from his sternum and is possibly looking at surgery. He may red-shirt this year,” added Clark.

The EWC Lancer rodeo team will travel to Sheridan, WY to compete at the Sheridan College rodeo this weekend.

EWC Instructor Featured Presenter at Annual ReVisioning the (W)hole Conference

September 16, 2010
The University of Wyoming will host the fourth annual “ReVisioning the (W)hole” conference on September 23rd in Laramie in the Coe Library. This conference highlights the intersections of art and science.
Eastern Wyoming College Art Instructor Daniel Fielder is one of the featured presenters at this year’s conference. His presentation entitled “Drawing, Psychology and Pop Culture” will highlight his recent work combining art (drawing), psychology and pop culture. His visual investigations create a connection between drawing and psychology. To create this connection, Fielder focuses on linear vocabulary for the reason that line is a human invention; there are no lines found in nature, just as psychological concepts are abstract and cannot be seen. Fielder is primarily interested in exploring male identity through investigating how males learn to be masculine from family members, popular culture, and archetypes created from these sources.
This is the third year in a row that Fielder has been invited to present at this event. His artwork is highlighted on the event poster.
“The goal of my work is to construct a new vision of the male identity, one that allows for vulnerability and refuses negative cues from culture and family that encourages men to be distant, ghost-like, or violent,” shared Fielder. For more information about Fielder’s presentation and the conference, please contact him at 307.532.8291 or

New Employees Introduced to Eastern Wyoming College

September 14, 2010
New Employees                          Back row left to right: Tim Nyquist, Aubrey Braden, Kerry Steward                         Front Row left to right: Gwen Yung, Joe Wilson, Austin Hawks                         Not pictured is Vickie WinneyThere are some new faces on the Eastern Wyoming College campus this fall. “We are pleased and excited to welcome these new faculty members to our EWC family. We value both their education and experience that they are bringing with them and look forward to their contributions in helping our students achieve academic success,” shared Dr. Dee Ludwig, Vice President for Learning.
The new Education Instructor is Joe Wilson. Wilson holds a B.S., 2004 from Weber State University, Ogden, Utah, in Communication, Cum Laude, M.A. Education 2007, Utah State University, Logan, Utah. He has taught science at the high school and junior high school levels for the past seven years. He has also coached basketball and track, and has been very active in professional education services and organizations.
Austin Hawks is the new Agriculture Instructor. Austin holds a B.S., 2006, from Brigham Young University, Rexburg, ID in Agriculture Business, B.S. 2010, from Utah State University, Logan, Utah in Agriculture Education, Magna Cum Laude, and a M.S. Soil Science, 2010, Utah State University, Logan, Utah. He has been a Research and Teaching Assistant at Utah State University and has been and agriculture student teacher at Weber High School, Ogden, Utah where he also coached the FFA Forestry Career Development Teams. He was previously employed as a facilities manager for Symons Frozen Foods in Centralia, WA. Austin comes from a farm family and restores tractors as a hobby.
The new Health Technology Instructor is Gwendolyn Yung. Yung holds a BS degree in Nursing from University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing, Omaha, NE. Gwen is a Registered Nurse and has been involved with therapeutic foster care and teaching in the nursing assistant and medication aide programs for both WNCC and Southeast Community college in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Vickie Winney is the new Health Technology Instructor at the Douglas Campus. Vickie holds an Associate Degree in nursing, 1984, from Odessa College, Odessa, Texas. She is a Registered Nurse and has also completed continuing education hours in multiple nursing processes. Vickie has considerable nursing experience over the past twenty years. She has been working as an adjunct instructor for EWC and part-time for a Douglas physician.
The new Weatherization Technology program instructor is Tim Nyquist. Tim has thirty years of carpentry experience. He also has teaching experience as the Craft Instructor for the Wyoming Construction Education Institute, Agriculture Structures Instructor for the University of Wyoming, and Construction Technology Instructor for Laramie County Community College. Tim is an Energy Star Builder and has served on the City of Laramie Building Code Board of Appeals and the Zoning Advisory Committee.
Kerry Steward is the Business/Computer Applications Instructor at the Douglas Campus. Kerry holds a B.S. 1986, University of Wyoming in Finance and has a Wyoming State Teacher’s Certificate in secondary business education. She taught business for four years at the North Park School district, in Waldon, Colorado. Kerry and her family have lived in Douglas for the past six years.
The new Cosmetology Instructor is Aubrey Braden. Aubrey has both Cosmetology and Cosmetology Instructor licenses from the state of Wyoming. She holds a B.S. 2007, University of Phoenix in Business Management and a MBA, 2009, University of Phoenix, specializing in marketing. Aubrey has been employed as an enrollment counselor for the University of Phoenix and working part-time as a hair consultant and stylist. Aubrey comes to EWC from Cheyenne, Wyoming.

EWC Brings Home Team Roping Win at CSC Rodeo

September 14, 2010
Freshman Riley Pruitt, Gering, NE, won the tie-down roping while competing for Eastern Wyoming College at the annual Central Wyoming College held in Riverton this past weekend. Pruitt had a total time of 17.8 seconds in two rounds.

Troy Wilcox

The 2010-2011 college rodeo season was kicked off for the Central Rocky Mountain Region this past weekend at the Chadron State College Rodeo.
Eastern Wyoming College sophomore Troy Wilcox, Red Owl, SD, kicked off the weekend with a second place finish in the men’s all-around standings. Winning the team roping and placing in the calf roping earned him that spot.
“I was really pleased with the teams start this fall,” shared Coach Jake Clark. “We had a disappointing injury with returning CNFR qualifier Wyatt Clark. We will know more about the extent of his injury next week.”
In the team roping, Wilcox and freshman partner Tee Hale, White Owl, SD, won the event with a time of 7.7 seconds in the first round, 7.6 in the short round for a total of 15.3 seconds on two steers. Fellow team member and freshman Trae Seebaum, Douglas, WY, finished in third place overall with partner Brayden Huxtable from Casper College.
Wilcox had a time of 12.2 seconds in the first round of the tie-down roping and a 12.4 second time in the short round which gave him a total time of 24.6 seconds for a third place finish overall.
EWC freshman Shelby Winchell, Scottsbluff, NE, had times of 7.8 and 7.7 for a total of 15.5 seconds to win third place in the goat tying.
The Lancer rodeo team will travel to Riverton to compete at the Central Wyoming College rodeo this weekend.

Author Talk and Reception to be held at Eastern Wyoming College

September 14, 2010
The Eastern Wyoming Arts Council and Goshen County Library will host an Author Talk and Reception October 5, 2010 at 7 pm in the EWC Cafeteria featuring Wyoming Author Craig Johnson.
Mr. Johnson has gained national fame for his Sheriff Walt Longmire novels, The Cold Dish, Death Without Company, Kindness Goes Unpunished, Another Man’s Moccasins, The Dark Horse and recently released Junkyard Dogs. His book Another Man’s Moccasins received the Western Writer’s of America Spur Award for best novel of 2008. It also received the Mountains and Plains award for fiction book of the year.
The Artist Talk will be moderated by EWC English and Spanish Instructor John Nesbitt. This event is free and open to the public thanks to a grant from the Wyoming Humanities Council. For more information, please call the Eastern Wyoming College Community Ed office at 307-532-8213 or 307-532-8323.

Bar J Wranglers to Perform at EWC

September 14, 2010
The Eastern Wyoming College Foundation, in partnership with the Eastern Wyoming Arts Council and Premiere Sponsor First State Bank presents nationally recognized singing cowboys The Bar J Wranglers. This performance will take place on October 15, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. in the EWC Fine Arts Auditorium in Torrington, Wyoming. Tickets are on sale now. A limited number of reserved tickets are on sale for $40. General admission tickets are also on sale for $20. Tickets may be purchased at the EWC Community Education office, EWC Office of Development, First State Bank or by calling 307.532.8213 or 307.532.8323.
The Bar J Wranglers from Jackson Hole, Wyoming will entertain the entire family as they take you down memory trail with songs, stories, comedy, yodeling, fiddling and more. The Bar J Wranglers have performed nationwide with outstanding performers like Roy Rogers, Randy Travis, Sons of the Pioneers and others.
Corporate sponsors for this event are: Bear Creek Veterinary Services, Brown Company, Dinklage Feed Yard, First National Bank, Goshen Veterinary Clinic, KGOS AM/KERM FM, Pinnacle Bank, Platte Valley Bank, Rose Bros. Inc., Torrington Travel Terminal and Vandel Drug.
Ranch sponsors for this event are: Bartlett Land and Livestock, FB Ranch, Lone Tree Ag Co., Lovercheck Land & Cattle Co. and Patrick Brothers Inc.
Funds raised by the EWC Foundation directly support all areas of student opportunity including scholarships, instructional support and equipment and faculty and staff development efforts. Funds raised additionally support ongoing cultural programs and activities in the community through the Eastern Wyoming Arts Council.