Posts from November, 2016

EWC bull to participate in performance testing

LC Captain Perfect 2D with students Cheyenne Kisler and Hannah Patterson before he was transported to Colorado to participate in the first-ever Lowline Bull test.

LC Captain Perfect 2D with students Cheyenne Kisler and Hannah Patterson before he was transported to Colorado to participate in the first-ever Lowline Bull test.

The Veterinary Technology department at Eastern Wyoming College has announced that one of the department’s registered, fullblood Lowline bull calf has been entered in a first-time Lowline bull test which is sponsored by the Western States Lowline Association (W.S.L.A.).

LC Captain Perfect 2D, also known as Captain Perfect, has already been transported to Ft. Lupton, CO where he will spend the next several months for the testing and will be sold in a sale to be held next spring.

“Participation in this data-gathering event should certainly be a learning experience for students and instructors alike,” stated Dr. Edwin Bittner, veterinary technology instructor.

The Western State Grass-Fed Performance Bull Test is the first of its kind for the Lowline breed.  The Moderator and Fullblood Bulls on the test will be turned out on improved pasture including cover crops and small grains.  Bulls will also be supplemented with a grass fed ration including native and alfalfa hay.

W.S.L.A. has put up $2,000 in prize money for the top bulls in each category.

Captain Perfect was donated to the college’s veterinary technology program by Dr. Bittner.

For more information about the Veterinary Technology program at Eastern Wyoming College please contact program director Dr. Susan Walker at 307.532.8279 or by email at susan.walker@ewc.wy.edu.

 

EWC GEAR UP club presents Quinton Aaron and “Say No to Bullying”

Quinton Aaron Eastern Wyoming College GEAR UP Club has developed an anti-bullying program for the month of November. The GEAR UP club will have a display at EWC and activities throughout the month. (PDF)

Quinton Aaron, the actor who portrayed Michael Oher in the movie “The Blind Side,” will speak about bullying on November 15th at 1 pm in the EWC auditorium in Torrington. This presentation is free and open to all students and the public.

EWC GEAR UP has a partnership with Educate, Communicate & Dedicate to end bullying (EDC Foundation) in Gering, NE.

The Quinton Aaron Foundation was started in 2012 by Quinton Aaron (the actor that played Big Mike in the movie “The Blind Side” )to fight the battle against bullying and childhood obesity. Bullying has become a world-wide epidemic.  The effects are far reaching and long term.  The mission of The Quinton Aaron Foundation is to provide hope, encouragement, confidence and resources to children on the brink of suicide or battling the damaging effect on self-esteem and confidence caused by the actions or words of others.  Quinton has been traveling to schools all over the country sharing his personally motivating story about his own experiences.

Along with this presentation there will be a raffle to win a dinner with Quinton Aaron for you and five of your friends.

Raffle tickets will be available at these local businesses, and at the EWC GEAR UP office (307) 532-8269;
Wagons West Realty, 1933 Main Street, Torrington, WY, 307.532.3771; Goshen County Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center, 2042 Main Street, Torrington, WY, 307.532.3879.

Raffle tickets are $10.00 each and all proceeds will go back to the Quinton Aaron Foundation, and will allow the Foundation to present this anti-bullying message throughout the country. Checks and Cash only please.

For more information about this presentation or the EWC GEAR UP program call the EWC GEAR UP office at 307.532.8269

EWC highlights upcoming Holiday Deco Mesh Wreath or Garland class

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

Holiday Deco Mesh Wreath or Garland

Chelsie Herian will instruct this class on how to make big and beautiful deco mesh. These wreaths are the hottest decorating trend going, and not just for the Christmas season. Using readily available crafting supplies, along with some of those small Christmas ornaments or collectibles you’ve been saving, you will create a personalized wreath or garland for yourself or for gifting. At the time of registration you will be given a list of the basic supplies you will need to complete one wreath. This class will be held on Saturday, November 12, 2016 from 9:00 am until complete in Tebbet room 131. The cost of this class is $35.

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

EWC Highlights Upcoming Copper Foil Stained Glass Ornaments Class

The Community Education office at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington is now accepting enrollments for an upcoming Copper Foil Stained Glass Ornaments class. This class will be held on Saturday, November 9th from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm. The cost of this class is $35 plus the cost of the kit.

Want an introduction to stained glass, but not ready to commit to a long term class. This one-day beginning copper class may be perfect for you. The copper foil method allows you the opportunity to make 3 dimensional designs and works better with small pieces of glass. The best part of this class is that you don’t need to invest in any special tools or equipment, all will be provided and you get to go home with a completed project. You will have several choices of stained glass ornaments, and the glass will even be pre-cut.

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 highlights upcoming Community Education class

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

Ladies Start your Welders

Ladies, learn about and use the processes of welding while you are guided in making your very own, take-home welding project. Wear sturdy shoes and long sleeves, loaner welding gloves and helmet will be available. This class will be held on Saturday, November 5th from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm and cost $40.

The instructors for this are the EWC Welding Technology faculty.

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 hold Veterans Day Celebration

Eastern Wyoming College will honor veterans with a special celebration to be held on Friday, November 11, 2016 at 12:30 pm, in the Fine Arts Auditorium in Torrington, WY. The program is free and open to the public and will include the presentation of the colors by American Legion Post #5, music by the EWC Master Chorus, poetry read by members of the EWC Campus Ministries club and guest speaker, Ms. Sandra Reddish.

Sandra Reddish was raised on a small farm outside of Lincoln, NE.  Right after high school, she joined the U.S. Marine Corps. During her four year enlistment, Ms. Reddish was stationed at Okinawa, Japan and Camp Lejeune, NC. Her military occupation (job) in the Marines was that of a 4421 Legal Services Specialist and she served in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve for five years in Pittsburgh, PA and Omaha, NE.

Since her discharge from the Marines, she has worked at Boeing Commercial Airplane Groups in Wichita, KS, U.S. Army post Fort Riley, KS, and is now the Executive Director at the Legacy of the Plains Museum, in Gering, NE.

EWC would like to honor all veterans and encourage all veterans and their families to attend this short program.

For more information about this special celebration please contact the EWC Library at 307.532.8210.