Posts from November, 2014

The Danish group Basix to perform at EWC

The Eastern Wyoming Arts Council presents a cappella group Basix  — rescheduled for Saturday, November 22 at 4:00 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 seeking elementary education students in Crook and Weston Counties

Eastern Wyoming College is looking to gather a cohort of students from Crook and Weston counties who would be interested in earning the first two years, or an associate of arts degree, in elementary education. EWC offers the full program through distance education.

“We have found that students working on a degree together are more likely to persist and complete the degree together,” shared EWC Vice President for Learning Dr. Dee Ludwig. “The program faculty have developed a rotation of courses that articulate well with our receiving colleges.”

EWC is now registering students for the spring 2015 semester. Students interested in this degree program or others offered through Eastern Wyoming College should contact the Outreach Coordinator in their community.

Hulett – Jennifer Jolley, 307.467.5477
Moorcroft – Melissa Buckmiller, 307.756.9800
Newcastle – Kim Conzelman, 307.746.3603
Sundance – Brittany Lenz, 307.282.0769
Upton – Brandy Donner, 307.468.2495

EWC to hold Holiday Concert in Torrington

The Eastern Wyoming College music department has announced the Holiday concert on Wednesday, December 3rd at 7:30 pm in the EWC Fine Arts Center in Torrington.

This performance which is free and open to the public, will be conducted by EWC music instructor Michael DeMers accompanied by Janet Howard and will feature the EWC Collegiate Chorale, Master Chorus, Community Choir, EWC Jazz Ensemble and the college/community band.

There will be a pre-concert reception from 6 – 7 pm with treats, carols and Santa Claus.

For more information, contact Mr. DeMers at 307.532.8368.

EWC names new High Point Members

High Point New Members

Eastern Wyoming College Lancer Rodeo adds additional members to the High Point Club.

The newest members are Bailey Schaack, sophomore, Hyannis, NE; Dustin Dailey, Sophomore, Long Pine, NE; AJ Freeman, sophomore, Valentine, NE; Carson Musick, sophomore, Pierre, SD; Denum Santero, sophomore, Minatare, NE and Trey Yates, sophomore, Pueblo, CO.

Team members must earn a determined amount of points as a Lancer to become a member. Each High Point Club member receives a jacket.

For more information about the rodeo program at EWC, please call Jake Clark at 307.532.8337 or send an email to


Eastern Wyoming College Board of Trustees hold Retreat

The Eastern Wyoming College Board of Trustees will meet in the Dolores Kaufman Boardroom on Friday, November 14th from 9:00 to 3:00 for a strategic planning retreat. Mr. Dennis Jones from the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NCHEMS) will be the facilitator for the day.

EWC GO bond issue proposition for new facilities successful

Eastern Wyoming College has been serving Goshen County and the region since 1948. During this time, the College has asked the voters to support growth and expansion in 1966, 1974, and now again in 2014. Each time the voters have supported EWC.

During the past several months the EWC Board of Trustees, Foundation Directors, administration, faculty, staff, and volunteers have provided excellent assistance and guidance as the College sought support for the Career and Technical Education Center (CTEC) and the Agricultural Technology Education Center (ATEC). Individuals and businesses donated their time, talents, and funds to support the general obligation bonds campaign.

“The College is pleased to report that the many hours of dedicated individuals have paid off in the successful passage of the EWC GO Bonds,” shared EWC Interim President Dr. Rick Patterson. “Many individuals helped us spread the word about these projects and we are so grateful for the help and commitment to higher education in Goshen County.”

The College is currently working with the State of Wyoming Department of Administration and Information, Construction Management Division and their architects on the programmatic space requirements for the CTEC. Bidding for the CTEC will take place in the Spring of 2015. Programmatic design work and architectural planning for the ATEC will continue in 2015.

Official results from the Goshen County website,

For – 2,797, 65.49%
Against – 1,474, 34.51%