Posts from February, 2019

EWC highlights upcoming Basic Self-Defense for Women class

The Community Education office at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington is offering a Basic Self Defense for Women class.

Women, Ladies, Girls: take responsibility for preparing yourself in the event of a crime. The more prepared you are, the less likely you will need to defend yourself. This class is designed to increase your personal level of awareness, thus reducing the chance you will find yourself in a compromising situation, whether it be at home, in a parking lot, or out jogging.

Basic self-defense techniques will be demonstrated with opportunity for practice. Even if you’ve taken this class before, it is always to your benefit to refresh or practice your self-defense skills. Class instructor Officer Bryan has updated the class curriculum to include the use of pressure points as a self-defense technique.

This class will be held on Thursday March 7 from 6:30-8:30 pm and the cost is $20.

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

EWC Men’s Basketball – NJCAA Region IX Playoff Game

Eastern Wyoming College - EWC vs. Western Wyoming Community College - March 2nd, 3:00pm - Region IX Play-off gameThe Eastern Wyoming College men’s basketball team will play Western Wyoming Community College for the first round of the Region IX playoffs on Saturday, March 2, 2019, at 3 pm. The game will be hosted by Western Wyoming Community College and played in Rock Springs, WY.

EWC Women’s Basketball – NJCAA Region IX Playoff Game

Lady Lancer Basketball Ball Region IX Playoff GameThe Eastern Wyoming College women’s basketball team will host the first round of the Region IX playoffs on Friday, March 1, 2019, at 6 pm in the Petsch Center Gymnasium. The Lancers will play Western Wyoming Community College. Admission is free to this game.

EWC Hosts Wyoming Academic Challenge

Eastern Wyoming College hosted the Wyoming Academic Challenge on February 16, 2019. Four Wyoming high schools sent seven teams to compete. The two to four-member teams participated in four rigorous rounds of competition. Questions ranged from current events, and mathematics to literature. Schools participating were: Cheyenne East, Douglas, Lovell, and Pine Bluffs.

Cheyenne East High School team placed first with a total of 710 points, those students are Jimi Hayes, Sydney O’Brien, and Alex Pachniak. Second place went to Pine Bluffs team # 1 with 570 points, those students are Greg Fornstrom, Reagan Pachel, Joey Romans, and Diana Sanchez. Third place went to Douglas High School with 395 points, those students are Damyn Peech, Christina Pellatz, Kyle Shearer, and Brayden Winn. Pine Buffs High School team #1 won the small schools division with 570 points.

The winning teams were presented with plaques and medals. Students on the overall first place team were presented with scholarships to attend EWC.

For more information about the Academic Challenge, please contact Casey Debus, at 307.532.8375.

EWC announces upcoming Start Smart Weeball basketball

The Community Education office at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington announces Start Smart Weeball basketball.

Weeball basketball for ages 4 to 6 will be held on Saturdays, March 2,9,16, and 23.The class times for Kindergarten will be 9-10:00 am, and 4-5 year olds at 10-11:00 am.

This class is limited to children age 4 (by Jan 2019), age 5 (pre-school), and Kindergarteners.  A lower basket and child-sized balls are used in this structured program that focuses on teaching children and their parents the basic motor skills necessary to play organized basketball. Please indicate t-shirt size and age when filling out the Community Education registration form.

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

EWC Community Education highlights upcoming Mindful Doodling class

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

Mindful Doodling?  Isn’t doodling something we do while we are thinking about something else? Yes, doodling is usually an unconscious activity, with the results often being something we just toss away.

Mindful doodling is about drawing each mark with conscious intention, thinking about the starting point and following through to the end point of the mark. You are really focusing on what your hand is doing and the mark your pen is making on the paper.

This focus allows you to shut out the outside world and concentrate on your inner world.  So where does creating a mandala come in?  Once you’ve made the switch to mindful doodling, you can focus on the meditative aspect of the practice and let your subconscious determine the lines, shapes, and patterns of your doodle.

What you have in the end of each mindful doodling session is a geometric pattern that is a representation of your unconscious self.  Sound a bit like mediation?  You bet it does, with all stress reduction we expect of meditation.  Instructor, Catherine Redfern will help set the stage for you to get the most out of this form of meditation, providing you with guidance in getting to the best frame of mind to let your creative flow and relaxation begin. All supplies will be provided.

This class will be held Mondays, March 4, 11, 18, and 25 from 6-8:00 pm. The cost is $55.

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

EWC Community Education announces Youth Golf Camp

Eastern Wyoming College Community Education Department announces a youth golf camp for grades K-6.

This camp will be held on February 25-27 from 6:30-7:30 pm and will cost $35. Included in this fee is a golf visor and practice golf balls.

EWC’s head golf coach and golf student athletes will focus on safety, and proper fundamentals of the game, including swing to putting, to chipping, to proper manners on the golf course.

This fun-filled camp is geared to introduce your youngster to golf in such a way to hook them on golf for a lifetime. Specialized indoor, kid-friendly equipment will be provided.

Please contact EWC Community Education for more information at 307.532.8323.


EWC Government class collecting bandages in honor of Anne Frank’s 90th birthday

Student’s enrolled in Ellen Creagar’s American and Wyoming Government class this spring semester are not only committing to individual community service projects, they are also teaming up with a 5th grade class in Sacramento, CA, and the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles, CA to collect 1.5 million bandages in honor of Anne Frank’s 90th birthday on June 12.

The College received a letter and photo from a student in Ms. Liss’s 5th grade class, Alondra Huerta. She wrote an incredible letter asking for help with this challenge.

There were 1.5 million children killed in the Holocaust. Names of some of the children who died will be written on the bandages. This project was started 10 years ago and, by 2013, they had collected 500,000; in June 2018, they reached 1 million.

Students are attempting to collect as many bandages as they can and/or cash with which to purchase bandages. All bandages collected will be sent to Ms. Liss’s class before the semester ends. Those wishing to help these EWC students in their challenge, can bring bandages to the EWC basketball games, leave bandages at the EWC Information Center, or contact Ms. Creagar at 307.532.8345 to arrange for collection.

“I can’t wait to see how many bandages the Lancers and Lancer community can collect to help this group get to 1.5 million. My class is writing names of the children killed on the bandages as we collect them. That has made the fact that each bandage represents a child very clear and sobering,” said Ms. Creagar. “We will also purchase bandages if it’s easier for people to donate cash. We’ll be collecting through May 1.”

EWC announces new Human Services A.A. degree

Eastern Wyoming College just received approval from the Wyoming Community College Commission to offer a new associate of arts degree in Human Services.

The primary student audience for this new degree is the student interested in a 2-year degree with job potential in the helping professions. The communities in EWC’s service area have social, community, and health services which employ people trained in human services. This degree may also be of interest to students who have completed the Certified Nurse Assistant course or are transferring on to focus on areas such as counseling or health care management.

This two-year degree will attract students who want entry level jobs in areas that provide professional support including: the elderly, persons living with chronic health conditions, victims of crimes, victims of domestic or sexual abuse, foster families, people with addictions, veterans, the homeless, adolescents, and families. Students would be able to gain valuable experience in the two semesters of Field Experience courses required. Several local agencies have indicated they would be able to place students for the field experience classes and would also have positions for which students with this degree would be qualified.

There is a National Organization for Human Services that offers Board Certification:

“In my conversations with the recruiters and students over the past couple of years, it’s clear that we need a 2-year degree with local jobs at the end of it, but one that also has transfer potential down the road. Several former graduates of EWC have used their 2-year degrees in exactly this way: receiving their AAs and then moving into a workplace and obtaining higher education once they’ve decided exactly what they want to focus on. Further, one of the selling points in terms of EWC and the Commission’s priorities is that we should be able to cover almost all of it with existing staff,” said Ellen Creagar, Social Sciences and Business Law instructor, who designed the program for EWC.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were approximately 4,000 of these jobs in Wyoming in 2017. The median hourly income is $22.44 and the median annual income is $47,850. This field is projected to grow in the next several years.

For more information about the program, please contact Ms. Creagar at 307.532.8345 or

EWC Community Education announces Disney on Ice bus trip

The Community Education office at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington has scheduled a bus trip to see Disney on Ice Worlds of Enchantment on Saturday, March 30.

Enter the world of Disney magic LIVE ON ICE with four of your favorite Disney stories. See Lightning McQueen, Mater, and the Disney–Pixar’s Cars race across the ice? Dive into the undersea world with Ariel in the Little Mermaid’s kingdom. Experience the adventures of Buzz, Woody, and the Toy Story gang as they race for home. Join sisters Anna and Elsa, Olaf and Kristoff from Disney’s Frozen as they learn true love comes from within.

On this trip we will attend the 11:00am showing and then enjoy a buffet lunch at the Golden Corral. The Disney on Ice shows sell out quickly, but we have a limited number of guaranteed seats.

The $60 cost of this trip includes show ticket, bus ride and lunch. The bus will leave EWC at 7:00 am and return around 5:00 pm.

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