Posts from August, 2011

EWC to host International Studies Scholar Lecture Series

Thomas E. Gouttierre, an expert on Afghanistan, will address the current situation and future prospects for this war torn country in the forum Assessing Afghanistan in 2011: Opportunities and Challenges Ten Years after 9/11. America is invested in Afghanistan’s future and Gouttierre is a pivotal actor in the American-Afghani relationship.
Leading up to his current position as the Dean of International Studies and Programs and Director of the Center for Afghanistan Studies at the University of Nebraska, he served as a Peace Corps Volunteer, a Fulbright Fellow, a Senior Political Affairs Officer on the United Nations Peacekeeping Mission to Afghanistan in 1996-97, and a member of the International Rescue Committee’s Citizens Commission on Afghanistan Refugees. He has testified at hearings before the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on International Relations, the British Parliament, the French National Assembly, the Norwegian Storting, and the UN Select Committee on Human Rights.

The forum will take place at Eastern Wyoming College, Torrington onWednesday, September 28 at 7:00 p.m. in the Fine Arts Auditorium, and it is free and open to the public.


August 19, 2011
Eastern Wyoming College will be offering a Heavy Equipment Operator course. This course will be a five-week (200 hour) course using the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) curriculum and use Prov national assessments for students.
Successful students will receive a level one certification. The NCCER level one certification is a nationally recognized certification by the heavy equipment industry. Students will learn about and operate different pieces of heavy equipment. The course will cover core requirements, preventative maintenance, and safe operations of the equipment. Equipment used for this course include: scraper, dozer, backhoe/trackhoe, loader and excavator. 
This course will be held October 3 through November 4, Monday – Friday from 7 am to 5 pm. Workforce training grants are available to students and employers.
For more information or to register please contact Jo Ellen Keigley, EWC Workforce Development office at 307.532.8366 or email

The Long Run, Colorado’s Tribute to the Eagles to perform at EWC

The Eastern Wyoming Arts Council, in partnership with Eastern Wyoming College presents The Long Run, Colorado’s Tribute to The Eagles. This performance will take place on August 27, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. in the EWC Fine Arts Auditorium in Torrington, Wyoming. Tickets are on sale now for $15 and $10 for students/seniors. Tickets may be purchased at the EWC Community Education office or by calling 307.532.8213 or 307.532.8323.
The Long Run, “Colorado’s tribute to The Eagles” was born from 5 of some of the busiest and best musicians in Colorado. This talented and tightly knit group reproduces the Eagles’ hits with an organic seventies sound, gorgeous 4 and 5 part harmonies. True to form lead guitars and lead-singing drummer, in honor of the Eagles very own, Don Henley. The Long Run have headlined at Denver’s major music festivals, casinos, fairs and clubs around the country.