Posts from September, 2013

EWC Community Education adds new classes to their fall schedule

The Community Education office at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington is now accepting enrollments for the following new classes.

Preserving Your Fall Harvest—especially those tomatoes!
Instructor: Gretchen Wollert, Pleasant Valley Green House
Gretchen wants you to know that preserving your garden crops (or Farmer’s Market purchases) can be easy-peasy, particularly using the “boiling water bath method”. In this hands-on class, you will experience the canning process, from start to finish, and during “boiling” Gretchen will share a whole lot of ideas and recipes for what to do with those green tomatoes. She will also share ideas on freezing tomatoes and other fall harvest. Gretchen will provide all the supplies needed, including tomatoes, peaches, and cucumbers for pickles, you provide your hands and interest. Everyone will get to take home jars of the preserved harvest. Class minimum: 5 Class maximum: 16
Date: Wednesday, September 25 REGISTRATION DEADLINE: September 23
Time: 6:00-8:00pm
Cost: $21
Location: Torrington High School Room 117

OBAMACARE 101: Affordable Health Care Insurance
Facilitator: Jeff Richardson, Kenna VanPelt, Rich Wessenberg
You are a Wyoming resident! You are concerned about health care! You want to be informed! But . . . understanding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 can be like putting together a 5,000 piece jigsaw puzzle in a windstorm. And, as the first day of the 3 month enrollment period for Wyoming’s “federally facilitated health insurance marketplace” is just around the corner, the wind is picking up speed. Sure, you can get on-line and try to wade through the 76,600,000+ possibilities, or you can let Jeff and team help you put the pieces in the right places as they summarize the law and how it will affect you, regardless of whether or not you are currently covered by an individual or group plan; lay out the future timeline of health care reform; clarify coverage costs and care; and outline the better options, better value, better health and stronger Medicare components of this “law of the land”. The first session will be an informational overview with 30 minutes for questions and answers. The next two sessions will be designed to address specific concerns and to delve deeper into the provision s of the law. Although the facilitators are experts in the field of health insurance, this is NOT a sales pitch. This class is free
Date: Mondays, September 23, 30, October 14
Time: 6:30-8:00pm
Cost: FREE
Location: Tebbet room 131

Introduction to QuickBooks
Instructor: Jennifer Minks, EWC Business Instructor
This course is an introduction on how to use QuickBooks 2012 to meet the needs of your business. You will learn the basic features and have opportunity for hands-on practice, including setting up a new company and chart of accounts; recording transactions with customers, vendors and employees; managing lists; running reports and customizing them; changing forms and generating letters. Class minimum: 5 Class maximum: 15
Date: Thursdays, October 3, 10, 24, 31
Time: 6:00-8:00pm
Cost: $49
Location: Tebbet room 273

To register for these classes or others, 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 Highlights changes in upcoming class

The Community Education office at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington has had to change the date on the following class.

Music Literacy for Adults:
Need a brush-up or even an introduction to reading music before Community Choir and Community Band starts? Learning or relearning to play a musical instrument? Instructor, Michael DeMers has developed this workshop style class to meet the music reading needs of adults who have not had the opportunity to read music or just want a refresher.

The date change is Thursday, September 19 and 26 at 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm in the Fine Arts Music Room. The cost of this class is $25.

To register for this class or others, 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.

New Employees Introduced to Eastern Wyoming College

Eastern Wyoming College welcomes several new employees to campus this fall. “Our new faculty members bring with them extensive classroom and teaching experience. We welcome them and are fortunate they have joined our ranks. They are filling critical and growing curriculum areas including mathematics, agriculture and livestock judging, and health technology. Of course we are very excited to welcome Dr. Titus Man, our Romanian Fulbright Scholar, to our ranks for the year. Along with the other new faculty members, he participated in our new faculty orientation, and is preparing for a number of speaking engagements and special topics classes involving Geographic Information Systems (GIS). We are off to a good start and welcome all of our new employees to our EWC family.” shared Dr. Dee Ludwig, Vice President for Learning.

New faculty and staff members include the following:

Robert Schmalzried, Math Instructor comes to Torrington from Manitowoc, Wisconsin. At Silver Lake College, Robert was the Chair of Math, Science and Business Department. He also served as Program Director for Mathematics. Robert was an instructor of Mathematics at Silver Lake College where he served as an advisor for mathematics majors. Robert has completed a Masters’ of Science in Education, majoring in Mathematics of Secondary Education at Youngstown State University in Youngstown, Ohio. he completed his Bachelors of Science in Secondary Education of Mathematics also from Youngstown State University. He has also taught as an adjunct for Globe University in Green Bay, Wisconsin, High School math at JFK Catholic high School in Warren, Ohio. Mr. Schmalzried has also presented at education conferences in Wisconsin Dells, Chicago, Illinois and at Silver Lake College.

Susan Stephenson, Financial Aid Director Susan comes to EWC from Western Nebraska Community College in Scottsbluff, Nebraska. Education: University of Missouri Columbia Grad Work
Drury University, Springfield, MO Bachelor of Arts, Art History; Arts Management Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, KS Bachelors Vocal Music, English Literature Susan was Assistant Financial Aid Director at Western Nebraska Community Colleg. She was Editor/Graphic Designer for the Star Herald in Scottsbluff. Administrative Assistant/Graphic and Web Designer for the School of Music at the University of Missouri. She was a Teaching Assistant/Research Assistant and Teaching assistant for the Department of Art History at the University of Missouri. Susan also was an Art History Adjunct Instructor at Drury University in Rolla, MO.

Dr. Georgia Younglove, Agriculture Instructor and Livestock Judging coach. Georgia comes to EWC from Chadron State College in Chadron, Nebraska where she served as a Professor of Agriculture. Georgia also served as Assistant Fair Manager and Administrative Assistant in Uinta County, Evanston, Wyoming. She was also a Graduate Research Assistant at the University of Wyoming for Ecology and Watershed Management. Georgia also worked for the Colorado Wool Growers Association in Arvada, Colorado. Georgia also has experience with the National Western Stock Show, Colorado Sports Council/U.S. Olympic Festival, Northwest College Agriculture Pavilion and the Office of Information at NWCC in Powell, Wyoming. Georgia has completed her Doctorate of Philosophy in Rangeland Ecology at the University of Wyoming. Her Master of Science, in Animal Science was completed at Texas A&M, College Station, Texas.

Vicki Winney – Douglas Outreach Health Technology Instructor
Vicki is moving to a new position with the Douglas Campus. Her previous position was to conduct CNA and medication Aide Certification classes. In completing her Master of Nursing Degree at Clarkson College in Omaha, Nebraska, she will now be the Health Technology Instructor. Vicki received her Associate Degree in Nursing from Odessa College in Odessa Texas. She has also been involved with the Nurse Educator Summit with the Wyoming Hospital Association; Wyoming nurses Association and completed trainings through the Nebraska Health Care Association. Vicki has also worked for the American Red Cross as an Evaluator.

Stuart Nelson, Human Resources Director. Stuart comes to us from Wheatland where he spent the past ten years as Superintendent of Schools. Prior to his Wheatland position, he served as a principal in Cheyenne. Stuart has also served as an Adjunct teacher of Mathematics and Technology at LCCC in Cheyenne and NWCC in Powell. Stuart has completed an Educational Specialists degree from the University of Wyoming. He also completed his Bachelor of Science degree from UW in mathematics education. Stuart completed his Master of Science Degree in Business Management from Lesley College in Boston, MA. Stuart has been certified by the International Employee Benefits Association (CAPPP) and served on Blue Cross Trust Health Insurance Board. He has been published in “Profiles of Progress”, by MCREL, testified in Washington, DC for the State of Wyoming to the Congressional Education Committee and was the keynote speaker at the Western Regional Technology Conference on Education in Denver, Colorado

Dr. Titus Man, Fulbright Scholar in residence is the Assistant Professor – Applied GIS and Remote Sensing Department of Regional Geography “Babeș-Bolyai” University, Faculty of Geography Cluj-Napoca, Cluj. He received his B. Sc. “Babeş-Bolyai” University Cluj-Napoca, Faculty of Geography, Romania (1998) Geography – Environmental Science. M. Sc “Babeş-Bolyai” University Cluj-Napoca, Faculty of Geography, Romania (2004) Geography – GIS Ph. D. “Babeş-Bolyai” University Cluj-Napoca, Faculty of Geography, Romania (2008) Geography (Theme: Regional Approaches using GIS).


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New Instructors
Left to right: Susan Stephenson, Dr. Titus Man, Dr. Georgia Younglove, Robert Schmalzried, Stuart Nelson. Not pictured Vicki Winney.

EWC presents Drought conditions on Agriculture

The Community Education office at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington presents Dr. Titus Man (Teetus Mon) from Romania. Dr. Man is an Assistant Professor – Applied GIS and Remote Sensing Department of Regional Geography at “Babeș-Bolyai” University, Faculty of Geography and is the Fulbright Scholar in residence at EWC. He will comment about his experience and research in the area of drought conditions on agriculture and address questions from those attending.

Drought is a phenomenon more and more present in our lives. Every year, the increasing of food demands put pressure on the agricultural production. All the nations around the Globe are heavily affected by the last year’s droughts. Therefore, there is an increasing need to investigate sustainable strategies in order to minimize economic losses suffered by farmers and to adapt to drought conditions.

Despite the fact that more people now acknowledge that climate change represents a significant threat to human well-being many questions are still unanswered: How long is this going to last? Is this a normal event in the general climatic variability or are we facing a climatic change? Which factors are responsible for droughts? What’s the impact in agriculture?

Dr. Man is one of approximately 800 outstanding foreign faculty and professionals who will teach and/or research in the United States through the Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program in 2013-2014.

This talk and refreshment reception is free and open to the public and will be held on September 19 at 7 pm in Tebbet Room 131. For more information, 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 student athletes named to All Tournament Team

Two former Campbell County volleyball players now playing for EWC in Torrington, Wyoming were selected for the All- Tournament team at last week’s Subway volleyball tournament at North Platte, NE. Both players are freshmen this season.

Jacey Holst a left side hitter from Gillette was selected to the All-Tournament team for her attacking and blocking skills. Jacey had 29 kills for an attack efficiency of .319 and 15 blocks during the four matches.
“Jacey had an outstanding tournament. Playing in her first college volleyball match Jacey performed extremely well. She is a dynamic hitter” Coach Petsch stated.

Brittney Belt from Wright, WY, a tight side hitter setter had an outstanding tournament with her hitting and setting skills. Brittany had 161 sets, 42 setting assists for 26 percent set efficiency. She had 25 kills, 15 blocks and 18 digs. “Brittany had an exceptional tournament as a setter-hitter in our 6-2 offense. Her control of our offense was superb” said Coach PetschJacey Holst #4 Brittany Belt