Posts from March, 2016

Freeman leads Lancers at home rodeo

Tanner Freeman

Tanner Freeman

The Eastern Wyoming College Lancer rodeo team kicked off the spring rodeo season by hosting their hometown rodeo, Lancer Rodeo 2016.  Sophomore Tanner Freeman, Dunning, NE, lead the Lancers with a second place split in the steer wrestling.  Freeman had a total time of 13.0 seconds on two steers and won the short round with a time of 5.4 seconds.

Team roping duo Cody Lane, sophomore, Torrington, Wyoming and Tyus Olson, freshman, Mud Butte, SD, finished fourth in the short round and fourth in the average.  Lane also qualified for the short round in the tie down roping where he finished sixth in the average.

Emily Wolf, sophomore, Fort Collins, CO, was sixth in the average in the barrel race.  Teammate Rylee Rutten, sophomore, Colome, SD qualified for the short round in the breakaway roping and Ballie Mutchler, Whitewood, SD, qualified for the short round of the goat tying.

“We had a great crowd for our season opener and great rodeo action,” shared Coach Jake Clark.  “Our men’s team has maintained second place in the region.  Two teams will qualify for the CNFR and they are in a good position to do so.”

The next rodeo will be hosted by Gillette College March 18-20.

EWC to hold groundbreaking for CTEC

Eastern Wyoming College will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for the Career and Technical Education Center (CTEC), on Thursday, March 17 at 2:00 pm.  The groundbreaking and photos will take place at the construction site located near the college’s main entrance at 3200 West C Street in Torrington.  A ceremony and reception will be held in the Fine Arts Auditorium immediately following.  The public is encouraged to attend this event.

This facility will house programs in welding and joining technology, machine tooling, cosmetology, and health technology.  It will also be the new location for Community Education and Workforce Development.  This facility will be located north of the current main entrance of the campus and will expand out to part of the current softball field, along West C Street.

The CTEC is expected to add approximately 69,000 square feet to EWC’s main campus.  This $23 million dollar facility is being funded with $20 million from a Wyoming State Legislature appropriation with the difference coming from the general obligation bonds supported by Goshen County voters in November, 2014.

The scope of this project also includes addressing long-time drainage issues which have deteriorated the surface of the parking lots north of the Verl Petsch Jr Activities Center.  The current Mechanical Arts building will be razed as part of the drainage and parking project.  The new parking lot in that area will be much larger and will better accommodate buses and large vehicles.  It will also provide close access to entrances on the north side of the Verl Petsch Jr Activities Center, the Veterinary Technology building and the CTEC building.

UW Professor Dr. Michael Brose China presentation at EWC

Dr. Michael Brose, faculty member in the Department of History at the University of Wyoming presents Living in Difference: Ethnicity and Citizenship in China at EWC.

Dr. Michael Brose, faculty member in the Department of History at the University of Wyoming presents Living in Difference: Ethnicity and Citizenship in China at EWC.

Eastern Wyoming College History and Political Science Department, and Community Education office hosted Dr. Michael C. Brose on Tuesday March 1 in Torrington. This event was sponsored by the Wyoming Institute for Humanities Research.

Seventy EWC students attended the presentation and question and answer session. “This, for me, was incredibly rewarding, especially the lively response by the audience” said Dr. Brose.

“My students found connections to their classes very evident”, shared EWC political science and history instructor Ellen Creagar.

EWC players receive all region honors

Emily Evans

Emily Evans

Sarah Bersang

Sarah Bersang








The athletic department at Eastern Wyoming College has announced that two women’s basketball players have received all region IX honors.  Emily Evans, freshman, Cheyenne, WY and Sarah Bersang, freshman, Horsens, Denmark, were named to the All Region IX South Women’s Basketball team, this team is voted on by the coaches in Region IX.  Emily Evans was also named to the All Region IX South Defensive Team.

“We are very proud of these two players being named to the All Region Team, it shows the respect that these players have from the coaches in the Region and is a well-deserved honor,” added Coach Tom Andersen.

EWC hosts criminal justice workshop

Criminal Justice Workshop

Dawn Sides shares ideas with those attending the Criminal Justice workshop. Also joining Sides on the Women in Criminal Justice panel were (left to right) Susan Wilson, Dana Lent, Kim Dyer and Sides.

Eastern Wyoming College and the Wyoming Criminal Justice Association recently hosted over 60 attendees at a criminal justice workshop held on campus in Torrington.

Attendees participated in training in the following areas:  “Women in Criminal Justice,” Security Treat Groups,” and “Self-Care for Criminal Justice Professionals.”

There were over 60 individuals who participated in the workshop.  There were representatives from law enforcement, department of corrections, social services, and others.

Presenters and Panel Members were:

Captain Seth Norris, Wyoming Medium Correctional Institution
Kathy Majerus, Wyoming Psychotherapist
Julie Tennant-Caine, Wyoming Department of Corrections-Deputy Prison Administrator
Dawn Sides, Wyoming Department of Corrections Probation and Parole-Field Service Administrator
Dana Lent, Wyoming Attorney
Susan Wilson, Wyoming Highway Patrol Officer
Kim Dyer, Wyoming Department of Family Services-Social Services Supervisor.

“The criminal justice fraternity in our area has long enjoyed consistent and dependable support from the community and EWC,” shared EWC criminal justice instructor Larry Curtis.  “With the increased number of Corrections experts joining law enforcement, legal, juvenile justice and social service professionals combined with the growth of women in Wyoming criminal justice positions – the idea for this workshop seemed natural.”

Curtis went on to add, “The criminal justice discussions were educational and informative and ranged from serious to light hearted.  Many of the participants had a chance to express their personal stories and support each other.  Which at the end of the day is what an education is all about—helping each other.”

EWC to hold informational meeting for students interested in nursing program

Nursing PosterEastern Wyoming College will be holding an informational meeting for students interested in the nursing program.  General informational meetings will be held on Monday, March 21, 2016 at 12:00 pm and 5:30 pm at the Douglas Campus located at 800 South Wind River Drive in Douglas.

Applications are currently being accepted for the first nursing class following the recent approval of the new nursing program.  The application deadline is April 15, 2016 for the fall semester.  Students interested in applying should do the following:  submit an application for admissions to EWC, submit an application for the nursing program, provide official college transcripts, take the TEAS-V exam (a basic entrance exam), and complete all nursing program prerequisites with a grade of “C” or better and an overall GPA of 2.5.

For questions about the new ADN program at the Douglas Campus please contact Suzey Delger, Director of Nursing at 307.624.7020 or by email at

EWC to offer Found Object Welded Yard Art class

The Community Education office at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington is offering a Welded Yard Art class that will be held on Saturday March 19 from 8:00am-12:00 pm. The cost of this class is $35.

Gather all those metal objects you’ve been storing because you might use them someday. . . yes, those bicycle chains & pedals, nuts & bolts, broken tools, bent spoons, forks & knives . . . dig through the south forty scrapheap for spokes, springs, horseshoes, hubcaps, any type of scrap metal and weld them into a one-of-kind sculpture for your yard or garden. No welding skills? No worries! EWC Welding instructors and students will give you the guidance you need and you’ll pick up a few welding skills. You bring the metal and ideas, we’ll help you with the putting it together.

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

EWC Community Education offers Mexican Cuisine class

The Community Education office at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington is offering a Mexican Cuisine Chile en Nogada class. This class will be held on March 15 from 6-8:00 pm and will cost $25.

Instructor Rocio Nesbitt will share her special recipe for Chile en Nogada which comes from Mexico’s southern state of Puebla. The dish is a feast for your palate, made with Poblano peppers stuffed with a mixture of ground meat, spices, apples and dried fruit and served in a creamy walnut sauce topped with pomegranate seeds and parsley. The presentation of the dish gives a visual representation of Mexico’s national colors. This cooking class will be popular, so don’t wait too long to sign up.

To register for these classes or others, contact the EWC Community Education office at 307.532.8213 or 307.532.8323.

EWC Phi Theta Kappa to hold a Canned Food Drive

Phi Theta Kappa Food DriveEastern Wyoming College Phi Theta Kappa students will be having a canned food drive from March 14th through March 19th at the campus in Torrington. Collection boxes will be in in the Library, the Center for Tutoring and Learning and the Corner by the Cafeteria.

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.

For more information please call Debbie Ochsner at 307.532.8384 or Jennifer Minks at 307.532.8285.

EWC highlights upcoming Community Education class

The Community Education office at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington is offering the following class.

Dog Obedience Level I Session III
Dog owners, in 7 weeks you will learn to train your dog to come/here, sit, down, stay, heel, wait; dog socialization. Requirements for this class are current vaccination/rabies veterinarian certificate; 6 foot leash, choke collar, treats.

Participants must be able to control their dog on a leash before coming to the class; participants under 12 must be accompanied by an adult at each class. This class will be held on Tuesday/Thursday/Monday beginning March 15 and ending on April 7. This class will be held from 6-7:00 pm. The cost of this class is $65.

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.