Posts from October, 2014

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.

EWC Board of Trustees to hold special board meeting

The Eastern Wyoming College Board of Trustees will hold a special board meeting on Friday, October 31, 2014 at 8:00 a.m. in the Dolores Kaufman Boardroom.

EWC announces change in Dinner Theatre bus trip

The Community Education office at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington announces a change in the December 7, 2014 dinner theatre trip.

The trip has been changed to Irving Berlin’s classic “A White Christmas” at the Midtown Arts Center (Formerly the Carousel Theatre) in Fort Collins, CO. Tickets are still available at $65 which includes meal, non-alcoholic beverage and gratuity. Registration Deadline is December 1, 2014.

To register for this trip or classes, 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.

The Danish group Basix to perform at EWC

The Eastern Wyoming Arts Council presents a Capella group Basix on Sunday November 16, 2014 at 2 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 Phi Theta Kappa inducted new members

Eastern Wyoming College is pleased to announce that thirteen students were initiated into the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society on October 13, 2014. Students initiated into the Alpha Omicron Lambda Chapter of PTK include: Dylan Boltz, Lusk, WY; Alyce Bowman, Wheatland, WY; Shannon Brown, Douglas, WY; Shelby, Burroughs, Torrington, WY; Daxa Chaudhari, Douglas, WY; Kylie Christopherson, Laramie, WY; Stacey Cruth, Lingle, WY; Marni Hossfield, Newcastle, WY; Jamie Matthews, Douglas, WY; Kyle McDonald, Torrington, WY; Logan Soto, Glendo, WY; Devin Williams, Casper, WY; Blake Wisroth, Torrington, WY.

The Keynote Speaker for the event was Dr. Dee Ludwig, Vice President for Learning at EWC.

Phi Theta Kappa’s mission is to recognize and encourage the academic achievement of two-year college students and provide opportunities for individual growth and development through participation in honors, leadership, service, and fellowship programs.

Left to right back row: Blake Wisroth, Dylan Boltz, Alyce Bowman, Shannon Brown, Logan Soto. Left to Right front row: Stacey Cruth, Shelby Burroughs, Kylie Christopherson, Daxa Chaudhari, Jamie Matthews. Not pictured: Marni Hossfeld, Devin Williams and Kyle McDonald

Left to right back row: Blake Wisroth, Dylan Boltz, Alyce Bowman, Shannon Brown, Logan Soto.
Left to Right front row: Stacey Cruth, Shelby Burroughs, Kylie Christopherson, Daxa Chaudhari, Jamie Matthews.
Not pictured: Marni Hossfeld, Devin Williams and Kyle McDonald

EWC dominates LCCC rodeo

The Eastern Wyoming College rodeo team finished the fall season with a top showing at the annual Shawn Dubie Memorial Rodeo held over the weekend in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

The Lancer team ropers finished in four of the top five spots. Winning the team roping were the sophomore team of Wyatt Mann, Box Elder, SD and Carson Musick, Pierre, SD. In second place was the team of Dustin Dailey, sophomore, Long Pine, NE and sophomore Casey Packer, Sturgis, SD. Cody Colman, sophomore, O’Neill, NE and Shane Friede, sophomore, Loveland, CO finished the weekend in 3rd place. Trey Yates, sophomore, Pueblo, CO and partner Brit Ellerman, University of Wyoming won the long round of the team roping and finished the weekend in fifth place in the average.

Freshman tie down roper Logan Milligan, Torrington, won the long round and placed seventh in the average. Teammates Mann and Colman finished in fourth and sixth place in the average respectively.

In the steer wrestling sophomore Austin Willey, Bayard, NE was third in the long round and fourth in the average. AJ Freeman, sophomore, Valentine, NE and Danny Manning, freshman, Hemingford, NE each also qualified for the top ten short round.

Sophomore breakaway roper Becca Kartak, Colome, SD, qualified for the top ten short round with a time of 3.5 seconds.

Lindsey Goulet, sophomore, Mohall, ND, was third in the first round of the barrel racing. Teammate Bailey Schaack, sophomore, Hyannis, NE also qualified for the top ten short round.

In the goat tying, sophomore Shai Schaefer, Torrington, was fifth in the average for the weekend. Jordan Hagedorn, sophomore, West Point, NE, qualified for the short round.

Lancers sitting well in regional standings for the Central Rocky Mountain Region are as follows:
• Men’s team – 4th place
• Men’s all-around led by Trey Yates
• Bull Riding – Dalton Cunningham, 6th
• Tie-Down Roping – Trey Yates, 4th; Cody Colman, 9th
• Steer Wrestling – AJ Freeman, 4th
• Team Roping Header – Blaine Finney, 2nd; Logan Milligan, 3rd; Wyatt Mann, 5th; Tate Benson, 7th; Dustin Dailey, 9th
• Team Roping Heeler – Trey Yates, 1st; Denum Santero, 2nd; Levi O’Keeffe, 4th; Carson Musick, 5th; Cotey Hansen, 7th; Casey Packer, 9th
• Barrel Racing – Lindsey Goulet, 8th
“The Lancers dominated the team roping this weekend,” shared Coach Jake Clark. “We had some students finish strong at the last rodeo of the fall season. The women’s team is starting to come on. We have several students in the top of the standings going into the spring half of the season.”

EWC Highlights date change in upcoming Gluten-Free Pasta & Dessert Class

The Community Education office at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington has announced that the Gluten-Free Pasta & Dessert class will be held on Thursday, December 4 from 6 to 8:00 pm in the kitchen at the Rendezvous Center in Torrington. The cost for this class is $21.

Going gluten free does not mean you have to give up your favorite pasta dish or dessert. Join Tiffanie Lofink in this hands-on class in which you will make a delicious gluten free dish or two while you learn a lot about gluten-free menu planning and how important it is to go beyond looking for “gluten-free” on the label. Bring lidded storage containers to take home your creations.

Tiffanie and her family eat totally gluten free and still enjoy meal time. This is a great class for anyone concerned about gluten in their diet, whether it is due to celiac disease, gluten intolerance, or weight control.

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.