Posts from January, 2014

Planned Power Outage

Eastern Wyoming College announces that the Torrington campus, including the Fitness Center will be closed on Saturday February 1, due to a planned power outage for utility work with the City of Torrington. Access to the EWC website may be limited during the outage. The outage should last approximately 8 hours.  We will update if necessary.

EWC announces change in the ACT scores for placement in college classes for Fall 2014


Eastern Wyoming College announces that its statewide American College Testing (ACT) minimum score for English 1010 has been changed from 21 to 18. This change becomes effective for the fall 2014 semester.

“Discussion has ensued at local and state levels over the last few years pertaining to “cut scores” for ACT testing. This change reflects not only a change at EWC, but a statewide consensus among all Wyoming Community Colleges. We have been working collaboratively with our high school partners and believe this change will impact our students in a positive fashion” said Dr. Dee Ludwig, Vice President for Learning.

For more information, contact your high school counselor, EWC Outreach Coordinator, Jo Ellen Keigley, Testing/Career Center Coordinator at 307.532.8288 or Mike Durfee, Associate V.P. for Outreach and Learning at 307.532.8346.

Eastern Wyoming College responds to USDA Inspection

Eastern Wyoming College strives to provide a safe, productive and fair employment environment in which all employees and students are treated well. This safe environment extends to the treatment of animals. EWC is proud of its reputation for providing excellent animal care and training for decades. Any time someone feels that this standard has not been met, we take those concerns very seriously and exercise all due diligence in attempting to investigate and resolve such matters.

On December 11, 2013 there was a USDA inspection of the Veterinary Technology facility. This was a routine inspection. EWC received a preliminary report of findings on December 17, 2013. The College is working collaboratively with the USDA on the findings and through the USDA process; the report will not be final until March of 2014.

The preliminary report indicated findings which led the College to conduct an internal review, which is still on-going. Most of the findings in the report were addressed immediately. Protocols are being reviewed and proactive steps will be taken to ensure animal safety.

“We failed to ensure the best care and we did lose three animals. We are disturbed by these occurrences and will do our utmost to maintain the public confidence which we have worked so hard to establish. I speak for all those at the college and certainly those who had the animals in their care,” shared EWC President Dr. Tom Armstrong.

The findings on the preliminary inspection review are related to the death of two dogs, one pig, the injury of another dog, and sanitation issues.

Dr. Dee Ludwig, Vice President for Learning shared the following, “We are committed to taking professional care of the animals we use in all of our programs and to providing students with a quality education.”

Resolutions from the USDA will not be available until the report is finalized in March of 2014. EWC has already taken measures to correct all sanitation and safety issues and continues to review, modify, and enforce procedures as necessary regarding animal care.

EWC Library to host Dr. Taylor Haynes

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Eastern Wyoming College Library is proud to host Dr. Taylor Haynes.  This presentation which is free and open to the public will be held on January 21st at 12:00 noon in the Fine Arts Auditorium. A reception will follow.

Dr. Haynes is an accomplished physician, engineer and rancher. He also was appointed to the UW Board of Trustees by Governor Geringer and served for twelve years as a trustee. His presentation will include information on Community Colleges and their relationship with economic development, diversity and his time served as a trustee at U.W.

For more information please contact Becky Lorenz at 307.532.8210 or Casey Debus at 307.532.8375.

Fan Appreciation Day

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Eastern Wyoming College invites the community to attend the Lancer’s basketball games on Saturday, January 11th for fan appreciation. There will be free admission and popcorn to all who attend. The women’s game begins at 2:00 and the men’s game is at 4:00. The Lancers will be playing North Platte Community College.

For more information, please contact the College at 307.532.8200.ladylancer bball 2013