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Posts from October, 2018

Living with Intention

It sounds simple, but it really isn’t.  Trying to figure out your vision and what you want to do and who you to be is the one thing that will anchor everything else you do.  Once you obtain this vision; your life will become intentional and trust me, you will achieve your dreams.  Defining vision and passion are tough tasks; but once these two things fall in place you will have the other answers.  And once you know who you are; you will attract the same kinds of successful people and you will begin to have clarity about your life’s purpose.  College can be the start of living with intention; if you are lucky enough to have the support of good friends, instructors and you are willing to work on your vision.

EWC golf team wraps up fall season with a win at Lamar

The Eastern Wyoming College Lancer Golf team finished the season with a win at the Lamar tournament, giving them six wins in a row. The Lancers shot a 586 with McCook in 2nd place at 597.

Winning the tournament was sophomore Gonzalo Arcelay, Munguia, Spain. His scores were 70, and 66 for a total of 136. Other Lancer scores were as follows:

Eric Stevens, freshman, Bridgeport, NE, 74, 74 – 148, tied 4th RJ Moya, freshman, Three Rivers, TX, 81, 71 – 152, tied 8th Mason Hale, freshman, Atkinson, NE, 77, 76 – 153, tied 10th George Elliott, sophomore, Salisbury, England, 81, 72 – 153, tied 10th Harry Walch, sophomore, Staines, England, 78, 75 – 153, tied 10th Jo Vin Tan, freshman, Taiping, Malaysia, 77, 77 – 154, tied 13th Colby Clay, freshman, Laramie, WY, 82, 86 – 168

Gonzalo Arcelay

Gonzalo Arcelay

“For the 3rd week in a row the team went into day 2 in 2nd place but showed their ability to stay positive and believe in their ability to come from behind. They have done a great job of assessing what they can improve upon and make those adjustments,” said Coach Zach Smith. “Gonzalo played great both days to get the individual win which has led to him also leading the region in points. We have several other Lancer golfers that will battle for first and second team regional honors in the spring season.”

An Irish Blessing

I am in Ireland this week and wanted to leave you with an Irish Blessing:

May those that love us, love us

May those that don’t love us,

May God turn their hearts, and if he can’t turn their hearts,

May he turn their ankles,

So we will know them by their limping!


Enjoy your week and stay healthy.


EWC highlights upcoming Community Education class

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

N’Balance – Instructor Melanie Herring, North Platte Physical Therapy

One third of community-residing adults aged 65 and older suffer a fall each year. Falls are the leading cause of injury-related deaths in older adults.

N’ Balance is a class that takes a practical approach to balance exercises, focusing on parts of the body and how they influence balance. N’ Balance will focus on training the three systems that affect balance: somatosensory, visual, and vestibular. Participants will learn exercises that will challenge the somatosensory, visual, and vestibular systems because as people age they become more sedentary, which results in decreased use of these systems causing decreased strength and activity levels.

This class meets 2 times a week for 1 hour sessions, with one additional session for baseline testing before beginning the class activities. Join this class and become more active and confident in the community and home while possibly expanding your social life. This class will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, October 29-December 13, from 8:15-9:15 AM. The cost of these 13 session is $130.

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.


ATEC Building

A few people are asking about ATEC and how it is coming along.  Here is what I can tell everyone:  We met with the  with architects, state engineers, etc. on Thursday, October 4 and it will go out for bid on October 17th

    • EDA :  Approved our changes
    • Square footage went from 26,000 to 24, 090 square foot
    • Lecture and Multiple use hall: 175 seating to 168 seats
    • We will need a variance not to do paving on sides and back parking lots
    • Building will have PEMB (pre-engineering metal building construction)
    • The cupola over the main building will remain intact
    • Exterior brick that is decorative will match what is used on the campus currently
    • Base bid on the building is $6.8 million with $7.1 alternates that includes lean to, paving, greenhouse, cooler
    • This does not include Furniture ($400K and Architectural fees $600K)

And probably the biggest news….. we only need around $400,000 more to have costs covered.  That is awesome to realize how lucky we are at EWC.  Our support has been tremendous!


EWC rodeo results from Lamar

The Eastern Wyoming College Lancer Rodeo team returned from a successful weekend in Lamar, CO and will be concluding the fall season October 12-14 at the annual rodeo hosted by Laramie County Community College.

EWC freshman Chadron Coffield, Yuma, CO continues to dominate in the tie down roping. Chadron won the first round with a time of 9.0 seconds. He sits atop of the Central Rocky Mountain Regional standings for tie down roping with 475 total points.

The women’s team also continues to dominate in the goat tying with sophomores Karissa Rayhill and Jacey Thompson finishing in 3rd and 4th place in the average, respectively. In the regional standings, Rayhill is 2nd and Thompson is 5th. Thompson is also sitting in 7th place in the regional breakaway standings.

In the team roping, Braden Pirrung, sophomore, Hartford, SD and partner Jace Engesser, Gillette College were 4th in the first round. Thompson and partner Colin Dibbern, Chadron State College also qualified for the short round.

Chadron Coffield

Chadron Coffield

The Lancers conclude the fall season in Cheyenne, WY this weekend.

EWC to hold monthly roundtable

Dr. Travers invites all interested community members to attend the open Community Roundtable where she will provide information of interest about the college, will answer questions and address concerns. Attendees are invited to bring their own brown bag lunch if they would like.

For more information, please contact the college at 307.532.8303.

EWC announces change of dates, times and location for Strong by Zumba class

The Community Education office at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington invites you to try out the Strong by Zumba class. This class will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, beginning October 23 through December 20th from 5:30-6:30 pm in CTEC room 133 with a cost of $80.

In this high-intensity Zumba class, you will stop counting reps and start training to the beat of the original music that has been designed specifically to match every single move. Strong by Zumba combines body weight, muscle conditioning, cardio and plyometric training moves.  In a one hour class you burn calories while toning arms, legs, abs, and glutes. Plyometric or explosive moves like high knees, burpees, and jumping jacks are interchanged with isometric moves likes lunges, squats, and kickboxing. Music and moves are changed up frequently to make sure you are always challenged to the maxBring a towel and water.

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

EWC wins Otero tournament

The Eastern Wyoming College Lancer Golf team are on a roll and have captured the championship title at their fifth golf tournament this fall season. The Lancers won the tournament hosted by Otero Junior College with a score of 563. McCook Community College was second with a score of 582.

Winning the tournament was sophomore Harry Walch, Staines, England. He shot 70, 65 for a total of 135 to take the win. Other Lancer scores were as follows:

Mason Hale, freshman, Atkinson, NE, 71, 71 – 142, tied 3rd Gonzalo Arcelay, sophomore, Munguia, Spain, 72, 70 – 142, tied 3rd Eric Stevens, freshman, Bridgeport, NE, 71, 72 – 143, 7th George Elliott, sophomore, Salisbury, England, 73, 71 – 144, tied 8th Jo Vin Tan, freshman, Taiping, Malaysia, 77, 76 – 153, 22nd

“Several of the teams played very well on day 1, which left us trailing by 4 strokes headed into day 2. It was tough to feel disappointed by that because there was just some really good golf played down there,” said Coach Zach Smith. “Fortunately the team showed their determination and resiliency and were able to play great on Friday to come away with the win.”

“Harry told me before the round started on Friday that he felt he would need to shoot several under to get a win and that is exactly what he did. He shot a 65, with birdies on the last 4 holes. I was very excited to see him get the individual win.”

Harry Walch

Harry Walch

The Lancers will conclude their fall season in Lamar, CO on October 11-12.


Eastern Wyoming College has partnered with Banner Health and the EWC Cosmetology Club to present Pink Night, Friday, October 12 at 7pm in the Petsch Center gymnasium. Please join us and support the Lady Lancers as they play for a cure. They will host Western Wyoming Community College.

EWC Lady Lancers Volleyball Team vs. Western Wyoming Community College Volleyball