Posts from October, 2017

Happy Halloween!

So if you did not dress up today……. bummer!  It’s the one day of the year that you can be anything you want!  Happy Halloween!  I hope your get your candy bag filled to the brim.

EWC Vet Tech club holding dog wash

The Eastern Wyoming College Veterinary Technology Club will be holding a dog wash on Saturday, November 11 beginning at 8:00 am until 1:30 pm at the Veterinary Technology building located at 3200 West C Street in Torrington. Walk-ins will be accepted until 10:30 am. A current rabies certificate is required to participate, rabies tags cannot be accepted.

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

Please be aware that the veterinary technology club students do not groom past minor brushing. The students will not be doing any shaving. If the students cannot brush out the mats, they will be left.

Contact Elizabeth Wright for an appointment, email (preferred) or call 509.262.4517.


Lots of Activities on November 1st

So hey….. you don’t want to miss this one.  First, the start of an EWC Alumni Association.  Yep, it is going to happen!  November 1 at 4:30 we will have cookies and punch to kick off the start of the Alum Association.  And then at 6:00; basketball season starts!  Hotdogs with all the trim!  Free games, free dogs…. it just doesn’t get any better.  Our first home game and against?  You guessed it…… my old school!  Casper College!  So come out and join us for dogs and cookies and basketball!  Go Lancers!

EWC announces change to Beginning Dog Agility class

The Community Education office at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington announces that the Dog Agility class that was scheduled for November 11 has been changed to a Level II On-Leash Dog Obedience Class.

Successful completion of Level I Open Dog Obedience class is required. Participants and their dogs will work toward demonstrating the obedience skills learned in Level I and work toward skill demonstration off-leash. A 6 foot leash and choke collar and current vaccination records (Bordatella, DA2PP, Rabies) are required.

This class will be held on November 14/16, 21, 28/30, and December 5/7

Time:  6:00-7:00pm
Cost: $65
Location:  WNG Armory

To register for this class 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.

Worldwide Addiction

More than 200,000 people worldwide die from drug overdoses and addiction-related illnesses yearly and that figure does not even include tobacco and alcohol.  More than a billion people smoke and tobacco causes heart disease, stroke, respiratory infections, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and lung cancer.  And one in every 20 adults are addicted to alcohol!  And guess what?  We don’t even know how many are addicted to sex, gambling and other compulsions.  Coming up is the opioid addiction in the U.S. which killed over 33,000 people in 2015.  Sounds like a horse race out of control.  Good news for some of these addictions because through the use of optogenetics (fiber optics and genetic engineering) we are able to provide electromagnetic pulses to the prefrontal cortex to cocaine addicts with some success.  It will now be used on a more large-scale trial tests for other addictions.  Just maybe in my lifetime we will see an end to addiction!

EWC announces Alumni and Friends Association Family Night

The Eastern Wyoming College Alumni & Friends Association is holding a Kick Off event on Wednesday, November 1, 2017. Registration and refreshments will be 4:30 to 5:30 pm in the new Career and Technical Education Center at EWC.

At 5:30 the kick off moves to the Petsch Center Gymnasium for the Lancers women and men’s basketball games.  Everyone is invited, and you will receive free admission to the games, hotdogs, and drinks.

Pink Night

Wear your pink tonight!  Last home game for Lady Lancers!  They play Loredo Community College at 7:00 p.m.

EWC highlights upcoming Ladies Welding 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 18th from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm and cost $40. The registration deadline is November 15.

The instructors for this are the EWC Welding Technology faculty.

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

Meet the Creagar’s!

Bob and Ellen have been at EWC for awhile.  Ellen teaches in the Art, Humanities, Social and Behavioral Science Department and Bob teaches Math.  Never hardly see Bob or Ellen but I hear about them all the time.  Our students love them!  Ellen took a group of students from her American Indian History class on a trip this last spring to visit Indian ruins.  Those students had a wonderful time in spite of some van troubles.  And Bob patiently teaches students in remedial math and our other math classes.  Two great faculty members that I will tip my hat to!  I really appreciate their energy and talent and I know our EWC students do too.

EWC Board of Trustees seek interested individuals for trustee vacancy

In a special board meeting on October 19, the Eastern Wyoming College Board of Trustees accepted the resignation of Board member Kriss Hovis.

The Board is now seeking expressions of interest from individuals to fulfill the remainder of the term which will run through November 2020.  The person must reside in sub-district 1 of the EWC Sub Districts.  Sub district 1 includes LaGrange, Iowa Center and Hawk Springs.  A graphic of the sub districts may be found on the EWC website at

Interested candidates should contact Holly Branham, Executive Assistant to the board of trustees, at 307.532.8303, or by email at  The deadline for the expressions of interest to Branham is November 8, 2017.

There will be a special board meeting on November 10 at 10:00 a.m. in the Dolores Kaufman Boardroom on the Eastern Wyoming College campus where a replacement will be selected.