Posts from March, 2015

EWC Highlights Upcoming Class

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

Basic Handgun Proficiency will be held Monday and Wednesdays May 11 to May 20 from 6- 8 pm. This class will be taught by Sgt. Patrick Connelly with the Torrington Police Department with the cost of $40 Basic Handgun Proficiency or $60 for the concealed carry class.

Whether you are simply wanting to develop or improve your handgun safety skills and proficiency, or intend to apply for a Wyoming Concealed Carry Permit, this class will meet your needs. TPD Sgt. Connelly will provide instruction on core fundamentals of handgun safety, proper handling, transportation and storage, as well as handgun shooting specifics such as proper stance, correct grip, sight alignment, proper trigger press, and sight picture. All participants in the class will experience 1 session of classroom instruction and 2 live-fire range sessions.

Individuals seeking a Wyoming Concealed Carry Permit will participate in an additional live-fire range session, during which specific carry permit issues will be addressed by Sgt. Connelly. Participants are responsible for providing their own handgun, holster and ammunition. Holsters, eye protection, ear protection and a hat with a brim are required equipment for the live-fire range sessions. Please do not bring guns or ammunition to the first class.

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.

EWC to host annual Job Expo

Eastern Wyoming College will once again host a Job Expo on Wednesday, April 8th in Torrington, Wyoming.  Over 30 employers are expected to participate at this Job Expo and it is free and open to the public.

The Job Expo will begin at 10 am in the Gymnasium at the College, and will continue until 2 pm.  Attendees should come prepared with a resume and be prepared for an interview.

Currently registered participants include St Joseph’s Children’s Home, Cost Cutters, Animal Health Center, Wyoming Machinery Company, Welcove/Goshen Health Care Community, University of Wyoming, Wyoming Medium Correctional Institution, Department of Workforce Services, Dillard’s Aveda Salon, KNEB Radio, Lowe’s Distribution Center, Wyoming Highway Patrol, KOTA Territory News, Banner Health, Ft. Laramie Historical Association, Goshen County School District, Parker, Vertex Business Solutions, Western Nebraska Veterans Home, Wyoming Veterans Commission, Simon Contracting, Strobel Starostka, Advance Services, Nio-Test, Wyoming Child and Family Development, Westco, City of Torrington, Western Sugar, 21st Century Equipment LLC, Century Lumber, Auguste Escoffier (culinary arts school), and many more.

These companies are recruiting for a wide variety of positions including stylists, accounting clerks, manager trainees, veterinary technicians, welders and mechanics, detention and correctional officers, c-store cashiers, and health care providers.

There is still an opportunity to register your business or company to participate.  This year’s Job Expo is sponsored in part by KOTA.  Please contact Jo Ellen Keigley at 307.532.8288 to register or for more information.

EWC ready for Lancer Rodeo

Final preparations are coming together for the annual Lancer Rodeo which will be held on March 27, 28 and 29 at the Goshen County Pavilion in Torrington, Wyoming.  On Friday the 27th, slack will begin at 1 and the performance is a 7.  Slack will begin on Saturday at 9 am with the performance kicking off at 7 pm.  The short round will take place on Sunday at noon.

“We have been practicing since January,” shared Coach Jake Clark.  “This is our favorite time of year with all of the students looking forward to competing.  Some of our athletes are currently sitting well in regional standings and we have several others who are coming right along and will challenge those standings throughout the spring season.”

Tickets will be available at the door and are $7 for adults and $4 for students.  There is not a charge for the slack.  Each of the performances will be available by webcast.  Those interested in watching online will find the link on the EWC website at

Bar J Wranglers to Perform at EWC

The Eastern Wyoming College Foundation, and Premier Sponsor C H Brown Family presents nationally recognized singing cowboys The Bar J Wranglers.  This performance will take place on Wednesday April 8, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. in the EWC Fine Arts Auditorium in Torrington, Wyoming.  Tickets are on sale now for $20.  Tickets may be purchased at Pinnacle Bank, Platte Valley Bank, Points West Community Bank or the EWC Office of Development.

Some folks call it a western music show; some call it a stand-up comedy show with masterful cowboy music; others call it the best musical experience in the west. Call it what you want to — the fact remains; The Bar J Wranglers from Jackson Hole, Wyoming, deliver some of the purest harmony, best musicianship and funniest ranch humor ever seen on stage. As soon as the Bar J Wranglers take to the stage, listeners leave behind their busy life and settle into a time long ago — a time of the singing cowboy.

Additional corporate support provided by:  Pinnacle Bank, Platte Valley Bank and Points West Community Bank.

The last time the Bar J Wranglers were in town it was a sell-out. Individuals are encouraged to purchase tickets right away. For more information or to purchase tickets, call the EWC Office of Development at 307.532.8397.

EWC Highlights Upcoming Social Media Classes

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

What’s New on Facebook?
“Do you Facebook?” A question frequently heard these days . . . easy answer, most people say “yes”. Next question, “Do you use Facebook to its fullest potential?” Not as easily answered. With frequent updates and new options, it is difficult for the casual Facebook user to keep up. You could spend lots of your time searching the internet looking for information on these updates and options, analyzing how they can serve your needs, or you could take this class.

Let instructor Robert Goodall summarize and instruct you on how to best take advantage of what Facebook can do for you. He will review things like “Trending”, “Rooms”, “Safety Check”, News Feed”, “Say Thanks”, “A Look Back”, “Nearby Friends”, and “Privacy Checkup”, just to name a few. Even if you are a Facebook Newbie, this class is perfect for you!

This class will be Monday, March 16 from 6:00-8:30 pm in Tebbet room 273 and cost $25.

Small Business Social Media Marketing
Small business owner, does your marketing plan include social media? Whether you are new to the idea of social media marketing or you’ve toyed with it a bit, you must put this class on your schedule as a way of keeping your marketing plan current and effective. Upon completion of this hands-on class you will have a strong foundation and understanding of the different social media avenues, how to read and understand social media analytics, and how you can use social media to better market your business.

Terms such as trending, geotargeting, selfie, and hashtag will no longer be foreign to you, Twitter and Facebook will move from a family and friend communication tool to an integral part of your business marketing. You will find the social media network that fits you and your business. This is the perfect class for established as well as start-up businesses. Some experience with social media, particularly Facebook is recommended.

This class will be held on Monday/Thursday March 23, 26, 30 and April 2 in Tebbet room 273 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm and cost $45.

To register for these or any other classes please call the Community Education office at 307.532.8213.

EWC presents Researching Calamity Jane: A Can of Worms

The Community Education office at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington presents speaker Glenda Bell on Tuesday, March 24 from 6:30 – 8:00 pm in Tebbet room 131 in Torrington, Wyoming. This presentation is free and open to the public.  Registration is required to help in seating.

Jane Canary, aka “Calamity Jane”—who was this Missouri farm girl who trudged West with her preacher father seeking gold? Having researched Jane for 27 years, Glenda Bell examines the fact, the fiction, and the fantasy surrounding this western icon. Glenda a graduate from the University of Wyoming, former Junior High teacher of English, Geography, and Director of Libraries/AV for the Billings, MT Public schools will share her research and her passion for the life of Calamity Jane as a part of EWC’s focus on Women in History Month.

To register for this free presentation call the EWC Community Education office at 532-8213.