Posts from October, 2014

Senator Mike Enzi visits EWC


Eastern Wyoming College welding student Taylor Rewarts from Cheyenne Wyoming shows Senator Mike Enzi a Dual Shield Flux Cored Arc Weld that was a vertical up 3/8″ bend test on Thursday October 9. Senator Enzi made a stop in Torrington and toured the EWC Welding & Machine Tooling facility. The senator shared with the students and instructors the value of technical education in Wyoming.

EWC will host British documentary film maker and author

Eastern Wyoming College Library and Community Education will host British documentary film maker and author Tim Slessor at the Torrington, Wyoming campus on October 24, 2014. The program will be at 12:00 pm in Tebbet room 131 and is part of Chadron State College’s pilot Practitioner-in-Residence program. This presentation is free and open to the public.

In 1957, Tim Slessor joined the BBC as a trainee. Within a few years he was making films all over the world – in Australia, India, Africa, Europe, and, not least, in the US. It was his growing fascination with the American West that led him in 1965 to take a year’s “time out”- to teach English at Chadron State College.

On returning to the BBC, he worked on more documentaries across the world, including several in Alistair Cooke’s “America” series. For these and other programs he received a Peabody Award and a citation from the Western Heritage Center in Oklahoma City, something of which he says, “I am enormously proud.” In time, he became the Deputy Head of BBC’s General Documentaries Department. But in 1990, tired of sending other people on the interesting assignments, Tim turned to freelance work, writing for various magazines and directing/producing for Channel Four, NBC, and the National Geographic. Even more recently he has written a book, More Than Cowboys which will be available for purchase and autograph. He hopes it might be seen as his homage to the West, and to its people. This book will be available for purchase and autograph.

Slessor’s presentation is titled Immigrants and he will begin discussing his fascination with the American West and examining some of the points where the UK and the US have their similarities, and their differences. He will share stories of westward settlement, particularly, and not too surprisingly, where those tales concern immigrants from Britain.

For more information, please contact Donna White, Community Education Director at 307.532.8323.

EWC to hold Recital and Fall Concert in Torrington

The Eastern Wyoming College music department has announced the Fall Recital on Wednesday, October 22nd at 7 pm in the EWC Fine Arts Auditorium in Torrington. The recital will feature John Cline, Ron Laher, Dr. Kathy Moriarty, Don and Vivien Hills and Janet and Jeanne Howard. This recital is free and open to the public.

The fall concert will be held on October 29th at 7 pm in the Fine Arts Auditorium in Torrington and will feature the EWC Collegiate Chorale, EWC Community Choir, EWC College/Community Band and EWC Jazz Combo.

This performance will be conducted by EWC music instructor Michael DeMers accompanied by Janet Howard and is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Mr. DeMers at 307.532.8368.

EWC golf posters now available

golf poster 2014-2015

The Eastern Wyoming College men’s golf team posters will be available beginning Friday, October 10th at the “Volleyball Dig Pink Night” while supplies last.

“The EWC Golf Poster turned out amazing. We are very proud of our team and we look forward to seeing everyone at our upcoming games,” said Athletic Director David Vondy.

The Lancers will hold a Dig Pink event at their home game on October 10th. The Lancers Golf Team will be there for a chance to “Meet the Lancers” and to sign posters in the lobby prior to the EWC vs Northwest game. Additionally, the Eastern Wyoming Boosters will have T-shirts to throw out to the crowd.

“We had a great golf season this fall. We look forward to the spring season. With five sophomores on the team we will be looking for a big recruiting class,” said Coach Zach Smith.

Those interested in learning more about EWC Golf Program should contact Coach Zach Smith at 307.575.5235 or by email at

EWC Highlights change in upcoming Self Defense class

The Community Education office at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington has had to change the date for the Basic Self-Defense for Women class. This class will be held on Thursday, October 23 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm at the Torrington Police Department/Lincoln Center. The cost of this class is $19.

WOMEN, LADIES, GIRLS: take responsibility for preparing yourself in the event of a crime—the more prepared you are, the less likely you will need to defend yourself. This class is designed to increase your personal level of awareness, thus reducing the chance you will find yourself in a compromising situation, whether it be at home, in a parking lot, or out jogging. Basic self-defense techniques will be demonstrated with opportunity for practice. Additional practice sessions can be scheduled for those interested.

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.

Lancer men’s rodeo team wins Lamar rodeo


Trey Yates

The Eastern Wyoming College Lancer rodeo team recently returned from the Lamar college rodeo with a championship for the men’s team.

“The men’s team gained some ground after winning at Lamar.  They were led by Trey Yates who won the team roping and tie down roping and AJ Freeman who won the steer wrestling,” shared EWC Rodeo Coach Jake Clark.  “We have some great talent both in our returning student athletes and in our freshman athletes.  We look forward to concluding the fall season with a strong performance this weekend.”

The EWC men’s team is currently in third place in the regional standings behind Gillette College and the University of Wyoming.

In the tie down roping, Trey Yates, sophomore, Pueblo, CO, won the average with a total time on two rounds of 23.2 seconds.  Teammate AJ Freeman also qualified for the short round.

AJ Freeman

Freeman, sophomore, Valentine, NE, topped the steer wrestling with a time of 10.2 seconds in two rounds.  Danny Manning, freshman, Hemingford, NE, also qualified for the short round.

Yates and partner Brit Ellerman, University of Wyoming won the team roping.  EWC freshman Logan Milligan, Torrington, WY and partner Joby Barquin, Casper College, were third in the average followed by teammates Blaine Finney, freshman, Ainsworth, NE and partner Denum Santero, sophomore, Minatare, NE, who were fourth in the average.  Freeman and partner Tanner Freeman, freshman, Valentine, NE also qualified for the short round.

In the barrel racing, sophomore Lindsey Goulet, Mohall, ND, won the first round.  Bailey Schaack, sophomore, Hyannis, NE, was sixth in the average.

The final rodeo of the fall season will take place October 10-12 at Laramie County Community College in Cheyenne.

EWC Volleyball Team to host “Dig Pink” game for Breast Cancer Awareness

The Eastern Wyoming College Lady Lancer Volleyball team will be hosting their annual Breast Cancer Awareness game on Friday, October 10 at 7 pm. Banner Health Torrington Community Hospital is helping sponsor this fun night with EWC and Torrington High School and will be serving hotdogs, chips, cookies and pop to everyone who attends the games.

All levels of THS Volleyball will be playing Worland High School at EWC starting at 3:00 pm with Freshmen; 4:00 pm JV; 5:00 pmVarsity. The Lady Lancers and Northwest Community College will follow at 7:00 p.m.

T-shirts will be available for $15. Gift baskets made by EWC players will be raffled along with four volleyballs signed by all the teams. All proceeds will go to the Preceptor Alpha Alpha Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi.

Meet the Lancers Golf Team prior to the Lady Lancers game and get an autographed poster.

“EWC Volleyball would like to invite the Lancer Community to take part in Breast Cancer Awareness Month by attending Dig Pink 2014! And support this important cause,” said Coach Julie Sherbeyn.

Lancer golf team takes second at NJC tournament

golf poster 2014-2015

The Eastern Wyoming College golf team recently traveled to Sterling, Colorado to compete in the NJC tournament where they brought home a second place finish with a score of 625.

“Our guys gave a great run Friday in an effort to catch Southeast Community College but came up short by 5 strokes to take second place. We finished the fall season in second place in our region as a team with several golfers in the top 10,” shared Coach Zach Smith. “Aaron Nirider is sitting in 4th place for the season while Josh Wilson, and Logan Harrison are tied for 8th. The guys will continue to practice as weather permits in the fall and continue to work hard in the classroom.”

Sophomore Aaron Nirider, Riverton, WY, finished the two-day tournament with a score of 149 which earned him second place honors.

Other scores for the Lancers were as follows:
Josh Wilson, sophomore, West Haven, UT – 153, 5th place
Logan Harrison, freshman, Cheyenne, WY – 155, tied for 7th
Cam Taylor, freshman, Chubbuck, ID – 159
Deyton Klein, sophomore, Holyoke, CO – 168
Chandler Meeboer, sophomore, Casper, WY – 172

This tournament concludes the fall season for the Lancers. The spring tournaments will kick off the end of March.

Several EWC team ropers in top ten at Sheridan College rodeo

Eastern Wyoming College team ropers occupied four of the top ten short round qualifying spots recently at the Sheridan College rodeo. Trey Yates, sophomore, Pueblo, CO and partner Brit Ellerman, University of Wyoming, finished the long round in second place with a time of 6.8 seconds. They finished the rodeo in 4th place in the average. The EWC team of Blaine Finney, freshman, Ainsworth, NE and Denum Santero, sophomore, Minatare, NE won third in the long round with a time of 6.9 seconds. They were 5th in the average. Tate Benson, freshman, Scobey, MT and partner Cotey Hansen, sophomore, Berthold, NE were 5th and 6th respectively in the long go and short go. Rounding out the team roping for the Lancers was the team of Logan Milligan, freshman, Torrington, WY, and partner Joby Barquin, Casper College who were 7th in the long round with a time of 7.4 seconds.

Finney also qualified for the short round in the steer wrestling by placing 4th in the long round with a time of 4.8 seconds.

In the tie down roping, Yates was 4th in the long round and 5th in the average. Also qualifying for the short round were Cody Colman, sophomore, O’Neill, NE and Cody Lane, sophomore, Torrington, WY.

Bull rider Dalton Cunningham, sophomore, Bloomfield, NE was 5th in the long round and average.

The season continues with the next college rodeo taking place in Lamar, Colorado.

EWC Workforce Development to offer CPR & First Aid class

The Workforce Development office at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington is offering a CPR & First Aid class on October 20, 2014 from 5:30 pm-9:30 pm. This class will be held in the Community Training Center on the main campus in Torrington and will cost $45 and a book (optional) is $15.

A three hour recertification class will be held Tuesday October 21 from 5:30 – 8:30 pm. This class will be held in the Community Training Center and the cost will be $45 and a book (optional) $15.

To register for this class, contact the Workforce Development office, 307.532.8328 or Donna White at 307.532.8323.