Posts from October, 2015

EWC Vet Tech club holding dog wash

The Eastern Wyoming College Veterinary Technology Club will be holding a dog wash on Friday, November 13th.  Appointments will begin at 12:30 pm and walk-ins will be taken until 2:00 pm.  The dog wash will conclude at 6:00 pm.  A current rabies certificate is required to participate.

Pricing for the dog wash is as follows:

Small Dog (0-20#) $8
Medium Dog (20.1-50#) $10
Large Dog (50.1 – 90#) $12
Extra Large Dog (90.1 and above) $14

Added charge for Long hair: (Require additional grooming and Drying Time)
Small – $3, Medium – $5, Large – $7, Extra Large – $9

Other Services:
Nail trim: $5

For appointments contact Megan Beaver:
Phone Number: 970-629-9590

EWC employees participate in Festival of Hope fundraiser

Festival of Hope - brasEWC employees recently held a campus fundraiser for the Festival of Hope, raising $5,400.  The Festival of Hope is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to help cancer patients who live in Western Nebraska and Eastern Wyoming with non-medical expenses as they relate to their cancer care and treatment.

Employee groups at the College decorated bras and then displayed them for voting and donations.  A total of $350 was raised on campus for the event which was held at Backaracks Sports Bar & Grill in Scottsbluff.  The 14 decorated bras then were taken to the auction at Backaracks where they sold for a grand total of $5,050.  One bra designed by Deb Eutsler, Food Services at EWC, was recognized as one of the top three and finished in 2nd place.

This activity was organized by EWC employees Dixie Kroenlein and Vonda Soester.

“I received a call from my sister-in-law, Terry Lyle, part owner at Backaracks and she was wondering if there was any interest in participating,” shared Soester.  “Dixie and I spoke with the President and with his permission we began asking around and found out that there was indeed interest in participating.”

“We were surprised with the participation and then the funds raised here on campus as we did it so quickly,” shared Kroenlein.  “We are already looking forward to next year and would like to incorporate our event into our Pink Night that is hosted by our volleyball team.”

Soester also added, “It is so nice when something positive happens and for such a good cause.  This organization helps so many people from such a large area.”

The winning bra on campus was created by the Welding department.  Other department and individuals participating were the Business Office and Human Resources, Information Center, Copy Center, Academic Services, President’s Office and Institutional Development Office, Student Services, Karen Posten, Deb Eustler and Kroenlein and Soester.

EWC announces second session of basic self-defense for women class

The Community Education office at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington has announced a second session of Basic Self-Defense for Women.  The College is encouraging past participants as well a new enrollees to refresh their skills and learn new skills.  New techniques will be demonstrated and practiced including the use of pressure points.

Class instructor will be Beth Reed, EWC Resource Officer and Torrington Police Department Officer.  This class will be held on Thursday, November 5th at 6:30 – 8:30 pm, the cost of $20 and will be held at the Torrington Police Department at the Lincoln Center.

WOMEN, LADIES, GIRLS: Take responsibility for preparing yourself in the event of a crime—the more prepared you are, the less likely you will have a 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 an opportunity for practice. Even if you’ve taken this class before, it is always to your benefit to refresh or practice your self-defense skills.

To register for this class contact the Community Education office at EWC at 307.532.8213 or 307.532.8323.

Arts Council announces cancellation of gala

Because of a conflict with another entertainment event in Torrington, it is with heavy hearts the members of the Eastern Wyoming Arts Council announce the cancellation of the Goshen County Talent Showcase Gala event, scheduled for Saturday, November 14, 2015.

The Gala was planned as a fundraiser for the Arts Council and would have featured stage performances by a selected number of talented local community members, a silent auction, refreshments for purchase, and a display of objets d’art by local visual artists.  Funds raised were intended to offset the decrease in donations, season ticket sales, and grant funds available to the Council.  The Eastern Wyoming Arts Council members send a heartfelt thank you to the community members who volunteered their talents and to those donating silent auction items.

The Council has been bringing cultural and entertainment programs to the community for many years, but has found it increasingly difficult to find affordable programs that pique the interest of community members.  The Council members thank all of the local community members and businesses who have supported their efforts in the past, and encourage them to support the remainder of the 2015/16 season:  “V” The Gypsy Cowbelle, February 7; Chris Proctor, Acoustic Guitarist, March 6; and Flores de Colores Mexican Folkloric Dance Group, April 24.

With grants, donations, and event attendance down so much, at the Council’s most recent meeting, members discussed disbanding the Council at the conclusion of the 2015-2016 season.  A meeting to consider such a decision is scheduled for November 23, 2015 at 4:15pm at Eastern Wyoming College in Tebbet 132.  As always public input is invited.

For information on the Eastern Wyoming Arts Council please contact Donna White at 307.532.8323 or by email at

EWC vet tech club to raise funds for Panhandle Humane Society

The Eastern Wyoming College Veterinary Technology Club will be holding a fundraiser for the Panhandle Humane Society on Saturday, October 31, 2015 at Bomgaars in Torrington from 10:30 to 2 pm.  Dog owners are invited to bring their dog in their best costume for a portrait.

The cost will be $15 for a digital 8 x 10 edited portrait on a CD.  Portraits will be placed into a drawing for three free pet washes at the Vet Tech Club dog washes and a bag of treats of your choice.  Winner to be notified by either email or phone.

For more information, please contact Cristi Semmler, vet tech instructor at 307.532.8331 or by email at

EWC Phi Theta Kappa inducted 16 new members


Phi Theta Kappa Fall 2015 Inductees

Fall 2015 inductees:
Front row left to right: Carlie Enns, Rebecca Deen, Clayton Bogert, Alyssa Barnsdale, and William Anderson
Middle row left to right: Grant Olsson, Brittney O’Kief, Lauren Nachtman, Crystal Munoz, and Easton Hunter
Back Row from left to right: Joelle Von Forrell, Xiyun Tu, Danielle Schainost, Jessica Rotz, Nicole Posten, and Hadley Peebles

Eastern Wyoming College is pleased to announce that sixteen students were initiated into the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society on October 20, 2015. Students initiated into the Alpha Omicron Lambda Chapter of PTK include: William Anderson, Torrington, WY; Alyssa Barnsdale, Torrington, WY; Clayton Bogert, Dix, NE; Rebecca Deen, Torrington, WY; Carlie Enns, Torrington, WY; Easton Hunter, Torrington, WY; Crystal Munoz, Torrington, WY; Lauren Nachtman, Douglas, WY; Brittney O’Kief, Wood Lake, NE; Grant Olsson, Lenesa, KS, Hadley Peebles, Torrington, WY; Nicole Posten, Torrington, WY; Jessica Rotz, Guernsey, WY; Danielle Schainost, Yoder, WY; Xiyun Tu, Torrington, WY; and Joelle Von Forell, Crawford, NE.

The Keynote Speakers for the event were Dr. Michelle Landa, Vice President for Academic Services and John Hansen, Communications Instructor and Director of Development.

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.

EWC highlights upcoming Community Education kids and parents classes

The Community Education at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington is offering the following classes kids and their parents.

Kids & Parents Special Artistic Card Making

Instructor Vivian Lulow will have a special artistic all occasion card making class. All the colorful, varied materials and equipment will be provided. This is a great way to spend an afternoon with your parents or children. Children must be in grades 2-5 and accompanied by an adult. This class will be held on Saturday October 24th from 1-3:00 pm and will cost $30.

Halloween Ice Cream Sandwitches

Bev Patterson will be the instructor for this class that will be held on October 26 & 27 from 6-8:00 pm in room 117 at Torrington High School. The cost is $25 and all supplies are provided. Cookies will be baked on Monday and the ice-cream will be added on Tuesday. Please bring a freezer safe lidded container to take your treats home.

To register for these classes 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.


National Veterinary Technician Week: October 11-17, 2015

Our Passion Shows With Every Species We Touch
Your pet deserves the best in pet care and it takes everyone on the veterinary health care team to make that happen. The National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA) recognized that fact and created National Veterinary Technician Week (NAVTW). As a member of the veterinary healthcare team, Veterinary Technicians are educated in the latest medical advances and skilled at working alongside veterinarians to give pets the best medical care possible. They work closely with the veterinarians, veterinary assistants, practice managers, and owners to provide essential care to all species of animals; pets with fur, feathers, scales or skin.

NAVTA has proclaimed October 11-17, 2015 to be National Veterinary Technician Week. This annual event recognizes veterinary technicians for their contributions in pet healthcare, as well as veterinarians, assistants, practice managers and others involved in pet care. This year, Hill’s Pet Nutrition, a company dedicated to helping pets reach their full potential through quality nutrition and healthcare, is sponsoring the week-long celebration.

NAVTA is a nonprofit organization that represents and promotes the veterinary technician profession. NAVTA provides direction, education, support and coordination for its members. Incorporated in 1981, NAVTA is the national organization devoted exclusively to developing and enhancing the profession of veterinary technology. Pets give us unconditional love and veterinary technicians provide TLC to pets and animals. Celebrate National Veterinary Technician Week by recognizing the team members providing veterinary care to all species of pets. More information about NAVTA and this special week can be found at


National Veterinary Technician Week is October 11 thru 17, with the theme “Our Passion Shows in Every Species We Touch.” Veterinary Technicians work closely with your Veterinarian, Assistants, Practice Managers and other staff to ensure the best quality care for your pet. Veterinary Technicians are Educated professionals who complete a rigorous training course. To learn more about Veterinary Technicians, Visit National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America’s website at navta [dot] net, that’s n-a-v-t-a [dot] net.

EWC to hold Recital and Fall Concert in Torrington

The Eastern Wyoming College music department has announced the Faculty and Friends Recital on Sunday, October 18th  at 3 pm in the EWC Fine Arts Auditorium in Torrington.  This recital is free and open to the public.

The fall concert will be held on October 25th at 3 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 fall concert 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.