Posts from October, 2020

EWC notified of two COVID-19 cases

Eastern Wyoming College has received notification of two (2) positive student cases. Both students live off-campus.

Public Health officials are working directly with these students to determine contact tracing and will directly contact any individuals who are determined to be at risk due to close contact. Close contact refers to an individual who was within 6 feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes.

Students who are quarantined under state health orders in the residence halls were tested this week thanks to the help of local Banner Health officials. The results of those rapid tests were negative. The students remain under state health orders to quarantine.

College officials are working closely with Goshen County Public Health officials to secure a COVID test which could be used to begin surveillance testing on residence hall students beginning as early as next week. Several details still remain to be worked out.

It is imperative that individuals remain diligent and carefully follow all public health orders and safety measures. As a reminder, if you have symptoms of illness, or develop COVID-19 symptoms while on campus, isolate yourself immediately and contact a health care professional. Please remember to continue to practice good hygiene, social distancing, and wear a face-covering or mask at all times. All students, employees, and visitors are required to wear masks or face coverings in all EWC facilities. Any updates will continue to be posted on the EWC website at the following link: https://ewc.wy.edu/alerts/.

EWC Cosmetology and Barbering open through November 20th

The Cosmetology and Barbering department at Eastern Wyoming College will remain open and is accepting clients through November 20th. All clients and students are required to wear masks. The department is currently running several specials and different services.

“This is a great time to have hair, nail, skin, or barbering services done before the holiday break,” said EWC Director of College Relations. “Our students work very hard and need clients to continue their education. I would encourage folks to call and get an appointment on the schedule.”

Appointments can be scheduled by calling 307.532.8265.

EWC moving to online and hybrid delivery of courses

Due to an increased number of student COVID cases, student exposure risk, and quarantined students, Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington has decided to transition to online and hybrid delivery of courses. These changes do not include the Douglas Campus where operations and delivery of classes will remain the same.

“We are not closing the campus down. We are trying to limit the number of students on campus and in the residence halls for safety reasons,” said EWC Director of College Relations Tami Afdahl. “The safety of our students, our employees and our community is our primary concern.”

Students can expect to hear directly from their instructors through their MyEWC services email account on the status of their specific courses. Some courses will be held at the same scheduled time via zoom. Instructors may use scheduled class times or make other arrangements this week to prepare students for remote delivery, disperse supplies, or make other plans. Watch for specific communication about each course. Students in hands-on programs such as welding, cosmetology, and others, will have modified in-person delivery of their courses.

Access to library resources is available online.  Students can access articles, eBooks, and streaming video wherever they are.  If students have questions they can use the Ask a Librarian chat on the library webpage (ewc.wy.edu/library) or they can call/email library staff.  Staff are also available for individual Zoom meetings with students upon request.  For off-campus access, they can use their MyEWC credentials. Students with MyEWC questions or technology needs and questions should directly contact Aaron Bahmer at 307.532.8284.

Residence hall students in hands-on programs such as welding, cosmetology, barbering, veterinary technology, nursing, CNA, and others will receive priority placement in the residence halls as referenced in the college’s reopening plan. Residence hall students should begin making arrangements to move out of the halls by Sunday, November 1st. Contact Mr. Jim Rorabaugh directly to sign up for a move-out time. Students who need to remain in the hall due to health orders, in-person classes or extenuating circumstances can communicate directly with Mr. Rorabaugh as well. Students returning for the spring semester can visit with Mr. Rorabaugh about storage of items. Student room and board refunds will be provided on a prorated, case-by-case basis. Students should contact Michelle Brooks directly at 307.532.8230.

EWC in Torrington will remain open for business with no changes to current operations or employee schedules.

Advisors will be contacting students on a regular basis throughout the remainder of the semester. Students should remain diligent about checking their EWC email account on a regular basis. Registration for the spring semester will begin November 9th. Students will work directly with their advisor to register for the spring semester.

Community Education courses, CDL courses, Adult Education courses, and CNA courses will continue as scheduled unless otherwise notified. Specific Community Education questions can be directed to Donna White at 307.532.8323. Adult Education questions can be directed to Callie Allred at 307.532.8399.

The EWC Fitness Center will remain open with limited capacity and mask use required.

Current plans may change quickly depending on new developments on campus, in the community or public health orders. Updates will continue to be posted to the EWC COVID-19 resource page found at: https://ewc.wy.edu/alerts/.

EWC notified of additional COVID-19 case

Eastern Wyoming College has received additional notifications over the weekend of positive student case #5. Additional students are being tested due to risk of exposure and several students have been placed under quarantine orders in an abundance of caution. The majority of students impacted are residence hall students. The campus continues to diligently clean and disinfect all campus facilities.

Public Health officials are working directly with this student to determine contact tracing and will directly contact any individuals who are determined to be at risk due to close contact. Close contact refers to an individual who was within 6 feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes.

It is imperative that individuals remain diligent and carefully follow all public health orders and safety measures. As a reminder, if you have symptoms of illness, or develop COVID-19 symptoms while on campus, isolate yourself immediately and contact a health care professional. Please remember to continue to practice good hygiene, social distancing, and wear a face-covering or mask at all times. All students, employees, and visitors are required to wear masks or face coverings in all EWC facilities. Any updates will continue to be posted on the EWC website at the following link: https://ewc.wy.edu/alerts/.

EWC notified of positive COVID-19 case

Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington has been notified that a student has positive for COVID-19. This is the third student case.

Public Health officials are working directly with this student to determine contact tracing and will directly contact any individuals who are determined to be at risk due to close contact. Close contact refers to an individual who was within 6 feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes, regardless of whether masks were in use.

As a reminder, if you have symptoms of illness, or develop COVID-19 symptoms while on campus, isolate yourself immediately and contact a health care professional. Please remember to continue to practice good hygiene, social distancing, and wear a face-covering or mask at all times. All students, employees, and visitors are required to wear masks or face coverings in all EWC facilities. Any updates will continue to be posted on the EWC website at the following link: https://ewc.wy.edu/alerts/.

 

EWC to hold advising and registration day at Douglas Campus

Eastern Wyoming College will hold an advising and registration day for the Spring 2021 semester on Wednesday, November 11, 2020, from 10 am to 2 pm at the campus in Douglas, Wyoming.

For more information or to make an appointment, please call the EWC Douglas Campus at 307.624.7000.

 

EWC nursing instructor appointed to national board

David Currie

David Currie

Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington and Douglas is pleased to announce that Mr. David Currie, an instructor in the Nursing program on the Torrington campus, has been appointed to serve on the Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (OADN) Board of Directors.

Currie was appointed to the Nominating Committee. Nominating Committee members review and recommend candidates for offices to the Board of Directors. The Nominating Committee meets via conference calls and at the OADN Annual Convention. Currie will serve and two-year term. “This is an excellent opportunity to represent our (EWC) associate degree nursing colleagues and support OADN’s vision as the leader in dynamic and collaborative nursing education,” said Currie.

“Serving on the Board of Directors for OADN is exactly what we teach our nursing students to do. We encourage them to become leaders in the nursing profession,” continued Currie. “Serving on the OADN Board is also something I personally believe in. I believe in Associate programs. Community colleges serve as an integral part of educating nurses. I support our college as well as any other community college in the country. This is a wonderful appointment and I am honored to serve as a representative from Wyoming.”

“I’m very proud of David expanding his new leadership role in this national organization. He will be representing not only EWC but our entire Western Region,” said Suzey Delger, Director of Nursing. “David has already made an impact on his return to the EWC Nursing Program by spearheading the transition to a more comprehensive clinical experience due to the COVID-19 situation. We are now better prepared to provide a better nursing education in every way due to his efforts. His participation at the national level in this fine organization that exists for Associate Degree programs is monumental. It’s not often someone from rural Wyoming can set on a national board of directors for an organization such as OADN.”

According to their website, OADN is the national voice and a pivotal resource for community college nursing education and the associate degree pathway. It’s their vision to expand networks that promote leadership, collaboration, and advocacy to further enrich nursing education and the communities we serve. OADN is the only national organization dedicated to associate degree nursing. As the leading advocate, OADN promotes academic progression of graduates in furthering education to reach their maximum professional potential.

 

EWC to host The Lancer Road Show and Financial Aid Night – Torrington Campus

Lancer Road Show and Financial Aid Night - Torrington Campus - Wednesday, October 21st - 6:30pm - 8:30pmEastern Wyoming College will be holding The Lancer Road Show and Financial Aid Night on the Torrington campus on Wednesday, October 21, from 6:30 –8:30 pm.

Leann Mattis, EWC’s Admissions Coordinator, and Shanna Vargas, EWC’s Financial Aid Outreach Specialist will help you learn about the admissions process to any college, college costs, scholarships, and Financial Aid. You will get expert help on how to get started on your Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) form that is a vital step in getting help to pay for college.

All necessary materials, such as pens, pencils, computers to complete the FAFSA, and snacks will be provided. This event is free and open to anyone seeking to get your college questions answered. If intending to work on your FAFSA, please bring your 2019 Tax Information.

If you are not able to attend this evening’s event, you can attend a virtual presentation on Friday, October 23 from 6:30-8:30 pm. To join this virtual meeting log onto the zoom meeting at https://ewc-wy.zoom.us/j/99800022858?pwd=UnRJS054RjZUV2lKdjFxWkZJak1KZz09

For more information about The Lancer Road Show in Torrington, call Leann Mattis 307.532.8237 or email her at leann.mattis@ewc.wy.edu.

EWC to host The Lancer Road Show and Financial Aid Night

Lancer Rodeo Show and Financial Aid - October 19th - Glenrock High School - October 19th - NoonEastern Wyoming College will be holding The Lancer Road Show at the Glenrock High School on Monday, October 19, 12:00 noon.

Leann Mattis, EWC’s Admissions Coordinator, and Shanna Vargas, EWC’s Financial Aid Outreach Specialist will help you learn about the admissions process to any college, college costs, scholarships, and Financial Aid. You will get expert help on how to get started on your Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) form that is a vital step in getting help to pay for college.

All necessary materials, such as pens, pencils, computers to complete the FAFSA, and snacks will be provided. This event is free and open to anyone seeking to get your college questions answered. If intending to work on your FAFSA, please bring your 2019 Tax Information.

If you are not able to attend this evening’s event, you can attend a virtual presentation on Friday, October 23 from 6:30-8:30 pm. To join this virtual meeting log onto the zoom meeting at https://ewc-wy.zoom.us/j/99800022858?pwd=UnRJS054RjZUV2lKdjFxWkZJak1KZz09

For more information about The Lancer Road Show in Glenrock, call Leann Mattis 307.532.8237 or email her at leann.mattis@ewc.wy.edu.

EWC to host The Lancer Road Show and Financial Aid Night – Douglas Campus

Lancer Road Show and Financial Aid Night - Douglas Campus - Monday, October 19th - 7:00pmEastern Wyoming College will be hosting The Lancer Road Show at the EWC Campus in Douglas, Wyoming, Monday, October 19 from 7-9:00 pm.

Leann Mattis, EWC’s Admissions Coordinator, and Shanna Vargas, EWC’s Financial Aid Outreach Specialist will help you learn about the admissions process to any college, college costs, scholarships, and Financial Aid. You will get expert help on how to get started on your Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) form that is a vital step in getting help to pay for college.

All necessary materials, such as pens, pencils, computers to complete the FAFSA, and snacks will be provided. This event is free and open to anyone seeking to get your college questions answered. If intending to work on your FAFSA this night, please bring your 2019 Tax Information.

If you are not able to attend this evening’s event, you can attend a virtual presentation on Friday, October 23 from 6:30-8:30 pm. To join this virtual meeting log onto the zoom meeting at https://ewc-wy.zoom.us/j/99800022858?pwd=UnRJS054RjZUV2lKdjFxWkZJak1KZz09

For more information about The Lancer Road Show in Douglas, call Leann Mattis 307.532.8237 or email her at leann.mattis@ewc.wy.edu.