Posts from April, 2017

EWC highlights upcoming Zumba Class

The Community Education office at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington is offering a Spring Toning via Zumba class.

Need some toning before that spring and summer yard work gets in full swing.  This is a great way to get ready for all those summer activities.  Zumba is a fitness program inspired by Latin and International dance and music.  The Latin music includes both fast and slow rhythms, allowing for a great cardio workout as well as body sculpting exercises.  If you enjoy high energy, motivating music, and like to try unique moves and combinations, Zumba is for you.  Instructor Teresa Brott is offering classes at two different times to meet your varying schedules.

This class will be held Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, April 19 through May 26, from 7:15-8:15 am, or 5:15-6:15 pm and will cost $85 for 17 sessions.

To register for this class or others, contact the EWC Community Education office at 307.532.8323 or stop by at 3200 West C Street in Torrington.

 

EWC to hold advising and registration day in Sundance

Eastern Wyoming College will hold an advising and registration day on Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Mike Durfee, EWC Outreach Coordinator, will be at the Sundance Outreach office, 1016 East Cleveland, from 10:00 am-1:30 pm.

For more information or to make an appointment, please call the Sundance Outreach office at 307.282.0769.

 

EWC Ag Department shares details on Lancer Show Series

The Agriculture Department at Eastern Wyoming College has released the details of the Lancer Show Series.  Any animal purchased at the Lancer Livestock Sale on Sunday, April 9 at 1:00 pm at the Goshen County Fairgrounds is eligible to participate.  Youth will be provided a form to fill out at the time of the show that will include the placings awarded to the animal.  Forms must be turned into Georgia Younglove not later than 2 weeks following the show date.  The top 5 shows for each animal will be counted.  The top-scoring individual in each species will receive a $600 cash prize plus a show box.

The following shows are part of the approved jackpot series:
May 20 Southwest Wyoming Snowball Evanston, WY
June 2-4 Fremont Country Spring Spectacular Riverton, WY
June 3-4 Laramie County Progress Show Cheyenne, WY
June 10 Park County Summer Sizzler Powell, WY
June 11 Deuel County Progress Show Chappell, NE
June 11 Sheridan County Progress Show Gordon, NE
June 11 Big Horn County Jackpot Basin, WY
June 16-17 Cowboy Youth Classic Laramie, WY
June 17 Dawes County Progress Show Chadron, NE
June 17-18 Kimball Progress Show Kimball, NE
June 24 Scottsbluff FFA Jackpot Mitchell, NE
July 8 Kids-4-Kids Jackpot Evanston, WY

For more information on this show series, please contact Kaitlyn Steben at 307.532.8271 or Dr. Georgia Younglove at 307.532.8374.

EWC highlights upcoming Beginning Dog Agility and Walleye Fishing class time change

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

BEGINNING DOG AGILITY
Instructor:  Penny Hutchison & David Reynolds

Agility is the fastest growing dog sport in the US, appealing to dog lovers of all ages. It is exciting for the handler/owner, the dog, and spectators. Agility is designed to demonstrate a dog’s willingness to work with its handler in a variety of situations and to do so really fast. To enroll in this class, owner and dog must have taken and passed Level I Dog Obedience. To ensure that the owner has full control of his/her dog and for the safety of class members and their dogs, each dog must have learned: Come, Sit, Down, Stay, Wait, and Heel.  Vaccination records are required, including Bordetella, Rabies, DA2PP. 6 foot leash, choke collar also required.

Date:  Tuesday/Thursday, April 18, 20, 25, 27 and May 2, 4, 9
Time: 6:00-7:00pm
Cost: $65
Location:  WNG Armory

Announcing time change

WALLEYE:  Do you hunt or Fish?  Maybe both!
Instructor:  Jason Vowers

This two evening class will include topics such as live & artificial baits—when & where to use what, tying on lures, equipment (because you can’t have just one fishing rod), changing lure presentations for a variety of conditions—fishing for the weather, electronic gear to enhance your “catching” odds, and more.

Date:   Tues April 18
Time:   7:00-9:00pm
Date:  Thurs April 20
6:00-8:00pm
Cost:  $30
Location:  Tebbet 132

To register for these classes or others, contact the EWC Community Education office at 307.532.8323 or stop by to visit them at 3200 West C Street in Torrington.

EWC highlights upcoming Container Gardening and Gardening in Goshen County classes

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

GARDENING IN GOSHEN COUNTY—what will grow here?
Instructor:  Great Gardens Greenhouse

There are many challenges to gardening and landscaping, particularly in Wyoming and Goshen County.   Although Wyoming is considered to be zone 3 & 4, there is no guarantee that a zone 3 &4 plant will thrive without some special care, at least.  The staff at Great Gardens want to help you make the best decision when choosing plants, whether annuals, perennials, shrubs or trees.  They want your landscaping and gardening experiences to be positive.  In this class you will become familiar with what will grow best in the Torrington and Goshen County area.

Date:  Thursday, April 13
Time:  5:30-7:30pm
Cost:   $25
Location:  Great Gardens Greenhouse
4706 Hwy 26/85

CONTAINER GARDENING
Instructor:  Great Gardens Greenhouse Staff

Creating a container garden is a genius way to grow your own vegetables, herbs, flowers, shrubs, annuals, perennials , whether you’re  short of space, don’t have a lot of time, are new to gardening, or simply want an easy way to add to your existing gardening area. In this class you will learn about the type and size of containers, as well as soil, water, drainage, and fertilizer requirements. Whether you are wanting to container garden to provide fresh produce for your table or to beautify your porch, deck or backyard, this is the class for you.   This is a hands-on class and you may get a little soil under your nails.

Date:   Thursday, April 20
Time:   5:30-7:30pm
Cost:   $35    includes basic garden container, soil & plants
Location:  Great Gardens Greenhouse
4706 Hwy 26/85

To register for these classes or others, contact the EWC Community Education office at 307.532.8323 or stop by to visit them at 3200 West C Street in Torrington.

 

EWC announces the 3rd annual March for Babies

Eastern Wyoming College Volleyball will be holding their 3rd annual March for Babies on April 27, 2017 at 5:00 pm in front of the Student Center in the Verl Petsch Jr. Activities Center on the EWC campus in Torrington.

The March of Dimes is a national organization that raises money to give hope to nearly half a million babies born too soon each year.

Proceeds from all EWC March of Dimes events will be donated to the March of Dimes to help fund prematurity research and fund their mission to help all moms have healthy, full-term pregnancies. “Our EWC March for Babies Team would like to invite all of our Lancer Community to join us on April 27 in the fight against prematurity. Walk with us as we celebrate all of our healthy babies and support those families struggling with prematurity and loss,” said Julie Sherbeyn, Head Volleyball Coach.

For more information about the March for Babies event please call Julie Sherbeyn, at 307.532.8248 or email at Julie.sherbeyn@ewc.wy.edu

EWC presidential search final candidates Wilkes and Zalesky will have open forums April 10-13

Eastern Wyoming College has announced that two of the final candidates in the presidential search will have open forums next week, April 10-13.

Finalist Darrell L. Wilkes, Ph.D. will be on the Torrington Campus on Monday, April 10th with an open forum being held in the EWC Fine Arts Auditorium, 1:30 – 2:45 pm.  Dr. Wilkes will be on the Douglas Campus on Tuesday, April 11th for an open forum to be held at 11:00 am – Noon in the Multi-Purpose Room.

Finalist Doug Zalesky, Ph.D. will have an open forum on the Torrington Campus on Wednesday, April 12th, 1:30 – 2:45 pm in the EWC Fine Arts Auditorium.  Dr. Zalesky will be at the Douglas Campus for an open forum on Thursday, April 13th, 11:00 am – Noon in the Multi-Purpose Room.

Community members, students and others who are interested are invited to attend all open forums.  These events are free and open to the public and input will be solicited.

Dr. Wilkes is from Hawk Springs, WY and received a Bachelor of Science in Zoology from the University of Wyoming in 1978, a Master of Science in Animal Science/Breeding and Genetics from the University of Wyoming in 1980 and a Doctor of Philosophy, Quantitative Genetics from The Ohio State University in 1983.

Darrell Wilkes, Ph.D.

Darrell Wilkes, Ph.D.

He is currently serving as an adjunct instructor for Eastern Wyoming College where he teaches Reproductive Management.  He is also currently operating Wilkes Angus Ranch located in Hawk Springs.

From 2014-2016, he served as the Genetic Solutions Manager at Thomas Angus Ranch.  He was a District Sales Manager, U.S. Beef Supply Systems Manager, President and CEO, PowerLine Beef Genetics, Inc during his career with ABS Global which spanned from 2002-2013.  He was the co-founder, Vice President of Supply and Vice President of Investor Relations at Future Beef Operations from 1997-2002.  Dr. Wilkes was the Founder and President of Integrated Beef Technologies, LLC from 1994-1997.  He worked for the National Cattlemen’s Association from 1983-1994 where he was the Director of Production and Technical Services for three years and then the Vice President of Research and Industry Information.

Dr. Wilkes was a recipient of the James Middleswarth Memorial Scholarship in 1973, served the University of Wyoming Student Senate in 1976 and was a two-term President of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity.  He was recognized as the L.E. Kunkle Outstanding Graduate Student at The Ohio State University in 1982, Distinguished Alumni of The Ohio State University College of Agriculture and Natural Resources in 1984 and Beef Business Manager of the Year for ABS Global in 2006-2007 and 2009-2010. He is a member of the Wyoming Stock Growers Association, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, American Angus Association, American Simmental Association, Beef Improvement Federation, Torrington Rotary Club and serves as a Director on the Eastern Wyoming College Foundation.

He was born in Longmont, CO and moved to Wyoming in 1966 where he has owned a ranch since 1987.  His wife is GayLynn and he is a father to three children:  Kelsi, Dillon and Ali.

Dr. Doug Zalesky is from Laramie, WY.  He received an Associate of Science from Eastern Wyoming College, a Bachelor of Science from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in animal science, production, a Master of Science from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in animal science, physiology of reproduction and endocrinology and Doctorate from Texas A & M University in Physiology of Reproduction and Endocrinology.  He did post-doctoral research at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in reproductive endocrinology.

Doug Zalesky, Ph.D.

Doug Zalesky, Ph.D.

He has served as the Director of the Laramie Research and Extension Center (LREC) for the University of Wyoming since 2011.  From 2000-2010 he was the Manager/Research Scientist at Colorado State University, San Juan Basin Research Center in Hesperus, CO.  He was the Extension Beef Specialist for South Dakota State University from 1993-2000.  He held the same position for Louisiana State University from 1991-1993.  He held several Instructor, Research Assistant and Research Technician positions while completing his education at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and at Texas A&M University.

At the University of Wyoming he has taught Equine Reproduction, Equine Management, Management of Reproduction, Breeding Soundness Evaluation, Equine Behavior and Welfare and Intellectual Communication in Animal and Veterinary Sciences.  He has also been an adjunct instructor at San Juan Community College and Pueblo Community College/Southwest Campus.

Dr. Zalesky received the Mauro Procknor Memorial Award – Physiology of Reproduction, Department of Animal Science, from Texas A&M University in 1986, the Dr. A.M. “Tony” Sorensen, Jr. Achievement Award, Physiology of Reproduction, Department of Animal Science from Texas A&M University in 1988 and the Louisiana Cattlemen’s Service Award, Baton Rouge, LA in 1992.  He received a Certificate of Merit Award from South Dakota Extension Specialist Association in 1995, Friends of 4-H Award from LaPlata County 4-H Association in 2006 and Firefighter of the Year in 2007 from the Fort Lewis Mesa Fire Department.  He was recognized as the 2016 Distinguished Alumnus from Eastern Wyoming College.

He also has a great deal of community service and volunteerism.  He has published in over 20 publications, 39 peer review abstracts, and 12 extension publications.

Additional open forums will be held in Torrington and Douglas for the following final candidates:

  • Travers – April 18, 1:30-2:45 pm, Auditorium, Torrington Campus
    April 19, 11:00-Noon, Multi-Purpose Room, Douglas Campus
  • Long – April 20, 1:30-2:45 pm, Auditorium, Torrington Campus
    April 21, 11:00-Noon, Multi-Purpose Room, Douglas Campus
  • McCalla – April 24, 1:30-2:45 pm, Auditorium, Torrington Campus
    April 25, 11:00-Noon, Multi-Purpose Room, Douglas Campus
  • Carstens – April 27, 1:30-2:45 pm, Auditorium, Torrington Campus
    April 28, 11:00-Noon, Multi-Purpose Room, Douglas Campus

For more information on the Presidential Search at Eastern Wyoming College call 307.532.8303.

EWC announces final candidates and open forums in presidential search

Eastern Wyoming College has announced the final candidates for the president’s position.  Each candidate will have a scheduled open forum time which community, students and others who are interested should plan on attending.

Seventy applications were received for the position of which twelve were selected as semi-finalists.  Of the twelve, there were 10 semi-finalists Skype interviews conducted.  Two candidates had removed themselves from the selection pool.

The selection committee then narrowed the field to 6 finalists.  Each candidate will spend one day on the main Torrington campus and half a day on the Douglas campus.  The 6 finalists and the April dates of their campus visits are listed below.

April 10-11, Darrell L. Wilkes, Ph.D., Hawk Springs, WY
April 12-13, Doug  Zalesky, Ph.D., Laramie, WY
April 18-19, Lesley Travers, Ph.D., Casper, WY
April 20-21, Andrew Long, M.S., McCook, NE
April 24-25, Kelly B. McCalla, M.A., Austin, MN
April 27-28, D. Ryan Carstens, Ed.D., Spokane, WA

Open forums will be held as follows:

  • Wilkes – April 10, 1:30-2:45 pm, Auditorium, Torrington Campus
    April 11, 11:00-Noon, Multi-Purpose Room, Douglas Campus
  • Zalesky – April 12, 1:30-2:45 pm, Auditorium, Torrington Campus
    April 13, 11:00-Noon, Multi-Purpose Room, Douglas Campus
  • Travers – April 18, 1:30-2:45 pm, Auditorium, Torrington Campus
    April 19, 11:00-Noon, Multi-Purpose Room, Douglas Campus
  • Long – April 20, 1:30-2:45 pm, Auditorium, Torrington Campus
    April 21, 11:00-Noon, Multi-Purpose Room, Douglas Campus
  • McCalla – April 24, 1:30-2:45 pm, Auditorium, Torrington Campus
    April 25, 11:00-Noon, Multi-Purpose Room, Douglas Campus
  • Carstens – April 27, 1:30-2:45 pm, Auditorium, Torrington Campus
    April 28, 11:00-Noon, Multi-Purpose Room, Douglas Campus

Detailed information on each finalist will be released prior to their scheduled open forum.  The forums are free and open to the public and input from these events will be solicited.  All are welcome to attend.

For more information about the presidential search please contact the college at 307.532.8303.

Lancer Livestock Sale to be held April 9

Lancer Livestock Sale - Sunday, April 9, 2017 - 1:00pm - Goshen County FairgroundsThe Eastern Wyoming College Agriculture Department will host the 2nd annual Lancer Livestock Sale on April 9, 2017 at 1 pm.  The sale will be held in the Hog Barn on the Goshen County Fairgrounds.  Viewing of livestock will begin at 10:30 am.

“We are excited to showcase over 60 head of outstanding animals from our great returning and new consignors,” shared EWC Ag Instructor Kaitlyn Steben.  “Those who are still looking for that perfect hog, lamb or goat to take to county fair should plan on attending.”

Consignors for the Lancer Livestock Sale are:

Hogs:  Black Show Pigs, Rozet, WY; S&D Genetics, Lisco, NE; Schroeder Genetics, West Point, NE; Stalcup Genetics, Ashland, MT

Goats:  Black Show Goats, Rozet, WY; Doyle Meyer, Torrington, WY; EWC Agriculture, Torrington, WY; Foos Boer Goats, Torrington, WY; Kaitlyn Steben, Torrington, WY; Kem Ellis, Veteran, WY; SPY Club Lambs and Goats, Bear River, WY; Taylor Allen, Fort Bridger, WY

Lambs:  Black Club Lambs, Rozet, WY; Doyle Meyer, Torrington, WY; Lambert/Bomberger Club Lambs, Pine Bluffs, WY; Lind Lambs, Pine Bluffs, WY; Pickinpaugh Livestock, Torrington, WY; Sexton Show Lambs, Craig, CO

For more information on the Lancer Livestock Sale hosted by Eastern Wyoming College Agriculture Department contact Kaitlyn at 307.532.8271 or Georgia at 307.532.8374.

EWC GEAR UP Program announces three EWC GEAR UP students that met the Daniels Scholarship Fund Core Values

The Eastern Wyoming College GEAR UP Program is pleased to announce three EWC GEAR UP students who received the Daniels Fund Scholarship for Wyoming. Shaylene Chantel Connolly- Douglas High School, Raina Marie Cederburg- Glenrock High School and Colter Shea Wyse- Southeast High School. These students were selected because they show strength of character, leadership potential, willingness to give back to the community, academic performance or promise and well-rounded personality.

The Daniels Scholarship Program provides a four-year annually-renewable college scholarship for graduating high school seniors who demonstrate exceptional character, leadership, and a commitment to serving their communities. Every year, Daniels Scholars are selected from the four-state region of Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming. Daniels Scholars currently attend more than 200 colleges and universities in 45 states.

As of June 2016, the Daniels Scholarship Program has provided nearly $138 million in undergraduate scholarships to nearly 3,500 students.

“I am so excited for these three GEAR UP students and what they have already achieved and what they will achieve in the future,” shared Judy Brown, EWC GU Director.

For more information on the GEAR UP program at EWC contact Ms. Brown at 307.532.8269.