Posts made in 2017

EWC Community Education reschedules bus trip to Black Thunder Coal Mine

The Community Education office at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington has rescheduled the bus trip to the Black Thunder Coal Mine for Wednesday, September 27. Paid registration is required by 1:00 pm on September 26.

See one of the largest coal mines in one of the richest coal regions in the U.S. Lunch is included and will be at the Hay Creek Golf Club in Wright, WY.

The cost of this trip is $35. The bus will leave EWC at 7:00 am and return around 6:00 pm.

For more information, please contact Donna White at the EWC Community Education office at 307.532.8323.


EWC finishes second at CWC tournament

Malosi Togisala

Malosi Togisala

The Eastern Wyoming College Lancer Golf team recently returned from a tournament hosted by Central Wyoming College, held in Riverton, WY.  Due to the weather, the second day of the tournament was canceled.  The Lancers had a one-day total of 315, placing them second behind McCook, who finished with 310.

“The guys were anxious to play on Friday to see if we could reel McCook back in but, unfortunately the weather made the course too wet to play,” shared Coach Zach Smith. “I was pleased with our players because they were the first team out practicing and get ready to play Friday, even when the conditions were poor. We are excited and ready to travel to Sterling, CO this week for our third tournament.”

Freshman Malosi Togisala, Ogden, UT, led the Lancers with a score of 76, which placed him tied for 3rd.  Other Lancer scores were as follows:
Gonzalo Arcelay Fernadez-Meras, freshman, Munguia, Spain – 77, tied 5th
George Elliott, freshman, Salisbury, United Kingdom – 80, tied 10th
Kash Kaufman, freshman, Torrington, WY – 82, tied 15th
Trey Massey, freshman, Lander, WY – 82, tied 15th

The Lancers will travel to Sterling, CO, September 21-22 to compete at the tournament hosted by Northeastern Junior College.

EWC’s Thompson kicks off season with a win at CSC rodeo

Freshman Jacey Thompson brings home goat tying title from the season opener for the Lancer Rodeo Team.

Freshman Jacey Thompson brings home goat tying title from the season opener for the Lancer Rodeo Team.

The fall rodeo season kicked off this past weekend in Chadron and the Lancer Rodeo team had a good showing.  The EWC ladies placed second as a team with a total of 205 points.

“We have room for improvement but overall we are off to a great start,” said Coach Jake Clark.  “The women’s team looks very competitive and our men’s team is full of talent. I’m looking forward the rest of the fall season.”

Leading the ladies team was freshman Jacey Thompson, Torrington, WY.  She won the goat tying competition with a total time of 14.3 seconds in two rounds.  Teammate Karissa Rayhill, Martin, SD, was 2nd in the first round of competition and finished 7th in the average.

In the team roping, the sophomore team of Bryer Wadhams and Trevor Schnaufer, both from Pueblo, CO, won third in the average for the weekend and won the short round with a time of 5.9 seconds.  Teammates Canton Afdahl and Logan Milligan, both from Torrington, won 4th in the first round.  Thompson and partner Carson Good, Chadron State College, qualified for the short round.

The Lancer Rodeo team will compete September 22-24 at the Sheridan College Rodeo in Sheridan, WY.

Lady Lancers WIN!

It was a nail biter!  The Lady Lancers won their first game in the Wyo-Braska Invite against the Garden City Broncbusters.  It came down to the last game and it was awesome!  Congrats Lady Lancers!  Keep up the great playing.  They play again tonight at 7:00 p.m. against Western Wyoming.  Go Lancers!

Thanks Pinnacle Bank for the CHOW!!!

Thanks Pinnacle Bank for cooking lunch for our students on MOVE-IN DAY!  Wanna talk great burgers?  Why they were even waving people down!

EWC to host tandem lecture series

Eastern Wyoming College will host a tandem lecture series titled “Environment, Health, and Biology” October 4 and 5 featuring Dr. Jake Morgan, a visiting speaker from Boston Medical Center, and Mr. Chris Wenzel, Science and Mathematics Division Chair at Eastern Wyoming College.

Morgan’s lecture “Stop, Drop, and Treat: Using What We Know to Address the Opioid Crisis” will explore the problem of opioid use in Wyoming and across the nation and explore what researchers and public health officials are doing in the face of the opioid crisis by examining real world solutions and the consequences of inaction in the face of the crisis. Currently, Dr. Morgan serves as a postdoctoral health services researcher specializing in health economics and simulation modeling. His work is funded through the National Institute on Drug Abuse and he collaborates with the Center for Health Economics of Treatment Interventions for Substance Use Disorder, HCV, and HIV (CHERISH), which is an NIDA funded center of excellence. He also works with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health to inform substance abuse treatment policy.  Dr. Morgan is the co-author of a number of articles, which have appeared in the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, Journal of AIDS & Clinical Research, Annals of Internal Medicine, and the Journal of Public Health, among others. He has also been an invited speaker at a number of national and international conferences.

Morgan’s presentation will be held October 4 at 6:00 p.m. on the EWC Torrington campus in the CTEC Building Room 101. The talk is open and the public is encouraged to attend.

On October 5, at 12:00 p.m., in room TEB 131 on the Torrington campus, Morgan and Wenzel, along with an invited group of scholars, will host a roundtable on concerning Health and Environmental Research. The public is invited to attend.

October 5 at 6:00 p.m. in CTEC 101 on the Torrington campus, Wenzel will present his talk “Microbiomes: Their Influence on Our Health and Our Environment,” discussing the impact of microbiomes on our disease resistance, food processing, and nutrition. Further, the talk will discuss the ways in which the study of microbiomes is critical to further understanding biodiversity and the survival of all life on the planet.

Wenzel has more than two decades of experience in biological research and teaching, and his current dissertation research in Denitrification Potential of Soil Microbes studies the role of Microbiomes in the North Platte River Valley. Wenzel is the recipient of a National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant and a member of the IDeA Networks for Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE). He has also been an invited presenter at the Western Society of Soil Science Symposium.

This lecture series is hosted by EWC Speech and Debate.  For information, please contact Mr. Jeremy Christensen at 307.532.8367.

Wyo-Braska Tourney!!!!

Calling all Lancers!  This week-end is the Wyo-Braska Tournament for the Lady Lancer Volleyball Team!  Come out and join us as we cheer our Lady Lancers on!  EWC has some unusual cheerleaders, but they are avid fans and enjoy the games.

EWC Douglas Campus highlights upcoming Flu Shot Clinic

Eastern Wyoming College in Douglas announces a flu shot clinic to be held on Friday October 6, from 7:00 am – 1:00 pm in the nursing lab, room 131. The cost of the flu shot is $20.

This clinic is sponsored by the Converse County Public Health and the EWC nursing students. Refreshments will be provided.

For more information, please contact Suzey Delger, Director of Nursing, 307.624.7020 or

Quilts Along the Platte

Free Admission!  Now that’s a phrase you don’t hear often enough.  This week-end, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Goshen County Fairgrounds in the Rendezvous Center is the Quilts along the Platte sponsored by the Goshen County Quilters.  Wanna see over 100 fabulous quilts?  Demonstrations, quilted items for sale and door prizes?  Look no further!  Yes, I quilt!  There I said it.  Nothing like being wide awake, peeved about something and sewing like a maniac!

EWC GEAR UP celebrates National GEAR UP Week

Eastern Wyoming College GEAR UP, The University of Wyoming and the state’s 6 other community colleges are celebrating the success of the GEAR UP college access program with events around Wyoming. National GEAR UP week is September 18th – 22nd.

EWC’s GEAR UP will place over 4,000 red, white and blue flags on the Torrington campus front lawn on Sunday September 17. “These flags represent over 4,000 students that EWC’s GEAR UP has served over the past eleven years,” said GEAR UP Director Judy Brown.

GEAR UP—or ‘Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs’—is a federal program that provides low-income families with support and resources for college success.

GEAR Up Wyoming’s information officer Chrissie Henschler says mentors with the state’s program served more than 2,300 junior high and high school students during the last academic school year.

“They go out to the schools and they work with these students,” says Henschler. “They help them with FAFSA completion. They talk them through ACT and grades—and they’re just really a good support system for these students.”

GEAR UP Wyoming is funded through a $3.5 million dollar grant from the U.S. Department of Education and an additional $3.5 million in donations and scholarships.

The events around the state during National GEAR UP week are designed to educate the public and policymakers more about the impacts of the program.

For more information about the EWC GEAR UP program, call the EWC GEAR UP office at 307.532.8269