Posts from June, 2021

EWC update on IT incident

EWC update on IT incident

Eastern Wyoming College is in the process of responding to a security incident involving the targeting of our information technology systems by an unknown third party.  We are treating this incident with the highest priority and working with outside experts to remediate the problem and responsibly and securely restore full IT operations.

Upon discovery of evidence of a security incident on the morning of Tuesday June 22, 2021, we immediately took our systems offline and initiated contact with independent computer security and forensic experts, who are helping us understand the full nature and scope of the event. We have reported the incident to law enforcement and are sharing information for that investigation.

We have been conducting a methodical process to assess, restore and rebuild impacted individual IT systems and equipment using available backup files, and are only returning affected computers to service after they have been reformatted and scanned.  Additional measures include resetting administrative credentials and passwords and implementing advanced monitoring and threat detection across our network.

By following our established procedures, we are hopeful to safely restore IT operations shortly.  Although our investigation is ongoing, we have received no reports to-date that the Canvas module have been impacted by this incident. In fact, access to Canvas has now been restored to currently enrolled summer students. Those students should call Sue at 307.575.0646 or Dixie at 307.575.6250 to obtain their new Canvas password.

In addition to completing extensive measures to restore and confirm the security of our system, EWC is committed to conducting a thorough forensic investigation and taking all appropriate action in response to our findings.  We also will be working with our outside experts to implement additional security enhancements to help protect against future attacks.

We apologize for any inconvenience or concern caused by this incident.  As our investigation and recovery continue, we will provide updates on our progress.

 

Canvas access for summer students

Eastern Wyoming College has established access to Canvas courses for currently enrolled summer students. Students can call Sue at 307.575.0646 or Dixie at 307.575.6250 to obtain their new Canvas password. Passwords will also be mailed to all students currently enrolled in summer courses.

All summer sessions will be extended by two weeks.

Please watch the EWC website and social media accounts for any updates.

 

EWC Douglas Campus PSA

Eastern Wyoming College

Public Service Announcement

June 29, 2021

 

Eastern Wyoming College Douglas Campus will be closed Monday, July 5 for the 4th of July holiday. Offices will reopen on Tuesday, July 6th.

 

EWC PSA

Eastern Wyoming College

Public Service Announcement

June 29, 2021

 

Eastern Wyoming College will be closed Monday, July 5 for the 4th of July holiday. Offices will reopen on Tuesday, July 6th. The Fitness Center will be open Friday July 2 from 5 am to 12:00 pm and closed through Monday, July 5.

EWC information for summer students

Operations at Eastern Wyoming College are still hampered by the cyber-attack which struck the college early Tuesday morning, June 22. Officials continue to investigate the issue and are working diligently to restore service. The college’s computers, email, and phone system are still down as of Wednesday afternoon. There is currently no estimate as to when the services will be restored.

Those trying to contact the college may do so as follows:

  • Visit in person at 3200 West C Street in Torrington or 800 S Wind River Drive in Douglas
  • Leave a message in the college’s general voicemail box at 307.532.8200. Messages retrieved from this voicemail box are forwarded to the appropriate individuals
  • Currently, enrolled summer students who have not connected directly with the faculty member or members for their courses should call Mr. Roger Humphrey, Vice President for Academic Services at 307.575.1387
  • New or prospective students or students wishing to apply to EWC should call Zach Smith, Director of Enrollment Management at 307.575.5235

Additional updates will be posted on the EWC website and social media pages.

 

No new information to report in EWC cyber-attack

Officials at Eastern Wyoming College continue to work with state officials Tuesday afternoon on the cyber-attack which appears to have impacted the college early this morning. No new information is available to report at this time.

Further details will be shared as the investigation continues. The College currently has limited operations and response times will be delayed at this time. Additional information will be posted on the EWC website at ewc.wy.edu and on the EWC social media pages.

EWC victim of cybersecurity attack

Officials at Eastern Wyoming College have announced that a cybersecurity attack received early this morning has currently disabled the College’s computer, phone and email systems. Investigations are currently underway to appropriately determine the extent of the cyber-attack. College officials are working with local law enforcement agencies, the Department of Homeland Security, local IT professionals and state IT professionals.

Further details will be shared as the investigation continues. The College currently has limited operations and response times will be delayed at this time. Additional information will be posted on the EWC website at ewc.wy.edu and on the EWC social media pages.

EWC has limited operations today, June 22, 2021

Eastern Wyoming College is reporting limited operations for Tuesday, June 22, 2021 in Torrington and Douglas due to issues detected within the computer system, email system and phone system for the college. Response time to inquiries will be delayed during this period of limited operations. EWC will report out when all systems are fully functioning. Please watch the College’s website and social media pages for further updates.

2021 NJCAA Division I PING All-America & All-District Teams Named

Golf Coaches Association of AmericaNORMAN, Okla. — NJCAA Division I PING All-America and All-District Teams were announced today by the GCAA. Hayden Carner of Central Alabama, Hutchinson’s Harry Crockett, Matt Gauntlet of Eastern Florida, Sam McKenzie of Midland, Brendan Thomas of Eastern Wyoming and Indian Hills Antoine Sale comprised the First Team.

Second Team selections include Will Adams of Odessa, Hutchinson’s Charlie Crockett and Ben Partridge, Russel Dettmering of Western Texas, Jakob Falk Schollert of Iowa Western, Tomas Kubata of Eastern Wyoming, and Dillon West of Jefferson State.

Midland’s Aston Castillo, Harry Fearn of Indian Hills, Wallace State’s Carter Goodwin, Sangha Park of Odessa, and JT Pittman of Midland were named to the Honorable Mention Team.

NJCAA Division I PING All-America Teams

First Team
Hayden Carner, Central Alabama
Harry Crockett, Hutchinson
Matt Gauntlet, Eastern Florida
Sam McKenzie, Midland
Ben Partridge, Hutchinson
Brendan Thomas, Eastern Wyoming
Antoine Sale, Indian Hills

Second Team
Will Adams, Odessa
Charlie Crockett, Hutchinson
Russell Dettmering, Western Texas
Jakob Falk Schollert, Iowa Western
Tomas Kubata, Eastern Wyoming
Dillon West, Jefferson State

Honorable Mention

Aston Castillo, Midland
Harry Fearn, Indian Hills
Carter Goodwin, Wallace State
Sangha Park, Odessa
JT Pittman, Midland

NJCAA Division I All-District Teams

District I
Conrado Chozas, Eastern Wyoming
Chase Hume, Northeastern
Tomas Kubata, Eastern Wyoming
Filip Lanc, McCook
Johannes Lindstrom, Eastern Wyoming
Deniz Sari, McCook
Russel Sprecher, Eastern Wyoming
Tim Van Stiphout, Eastern Wyoming
Brendan Thomas, Eastern Wyoming
Owen Walsh, Eastern Wyoming

District II

Will Adams, Odessa
Aston Castillo, Midland
Adam Coull, Midland
Russell Dettmering, Western Texas
Marcelo Garza, Odessa
Holden Hamilton, McLennan
Howon Kim, Ranger
Samual McKenzie, Midland
Sangha Park, Odessa
JT Pittman, Midland

District III
Thomas Burou, Indian Hills
Charlie Crockett, Hutchinson
Harry Crockett, Hutchinson
Daniel Gutgesell, Iowa Western
Max Hartmann, Indian Hills
Jakob Falk Schollert, Iowa Western
Harry Fearn, Indian Hills
Ben Partridge, Hutchinson
Antoine Sale, Indian Hills
Adam Samnegard, Garden City

District IV
Tommy Alferman, John A. Logan
Hayden Carner, Central Alabama
Matt Gauntlett, Eastern Florida State
Carter Goodwin, Wallace State
Tanner Guthrie, Central Alabama
Connor Hixson, Andrew College
Drew Lanier, Eastern Florida State
Trey Rouse, Jefferson State
Zach Shirley, John A. Logan
Dillon West, Jefferson State

Eastern Wyoming College Announces the President’s and Dean’s Honor Rolls

Eastern Wyoming College is pleased to announce the honor rolls for the Spring 2021 semester. There were 103 students receiving recognition for achieving high scholastic grades.

The President’s Honor Roll recognizes students that are full-time (12 or more credit hours) and achieve a 4.0 grade point average. To qualify for the Dean’s Honor Roll, students must also be full-time and achieve a grade point average of 3.5, but less than 4.0.

President’s Honor Roll

Torrington, WY- Samantha Baumann, Kristen Boalch, Katelyn Calhoun, Jordan Hunt, Taylor Ponce

Douglas, WY   Boyd Durham, Trevor Sorg, Brandy Swisher

Cheyenne, WY –  Beau Murphy

Chugwater, WY –  Sabryna Schaffer

Elk Mountain, WY – Freddie Wagner

Fort Bridger, WY- Tynnille Hansen

Guernsey, WY –  Megan Luszczynski

Hawk Springs, WY – Ashley Shimic

Newcastle, WY – Lori Bair, Jayme Cass

Rock Springs, WY – Karissa Phillips

Fullerton, CA – Sarah Pate

Breckenridge, CO – Oliver Trowbridge

Alliance, NE – Brionna Schafer, Cody Shrewsbury

Bridgeport, NE – Eric Stevens

Henry, NE – Jessica Cotant

Lewellen, NE – Madeline Leach

Mitchell, NE –  Jonathan Pieper

North Platte, NE –  Zebulon Burke, Nathan Ostrander

Scottsbluff, NE – Cassie Calderon, Emily Refice

Farmington, UT – Brendan Thomas

Vienna, Austria – Natalie Kalaudjiev

Ottawa, Canada – Owen Walsh

Prague, Czech Republic – Tomas Kubata

Temerin, Serbia – Vanja Tomic

Dean’s Honor Roll

Torrington, WY – Elena Foos, Mariah Frisby, Carlene Jacobs, Bailey Powell, Myah Reiger, Brody Staman, Megan Touros, Taylor Walsh, Alexis Wheeler

Casper, WY – Catherine Glaza, Melissa Peterson, Jeffrey Russell

Cheyenne, WY – Megan Church

Douglas, WY –  Kaleb Cropper, Douglas MacDonald, Ruth Muncy, Alexandria Wells

Gillette, WY – Scott Edwards

Green River, WY – Samantha Griffin

Guernsey, WY – Zavier McClain

Jackson, WY – Catherine Parrott

LaGrange, WY – Troy Snow

Lander, WY – Monica Cardera

Laramie, WY – Kaylee Gardner

Lingle, WY – Amanda Riley, Ashley Riley

Riverton, WY – Tyrell Christensen

Veteran, WY – Kirsty Catlin, Gareth Haines

Wheatland, WY – Heidi Kennedy, Patrick Kernan, Tyler Starkson, Logan Wilson

Sacramento, CA – Quincy Taylor

Castle Pines, CO – Jalen Ashley

Dinosaur, CO – Tiffany Holmes

Elizabeth, CO – Josephine Wasson

Holyoke, CO – Lauren Bergner

Kersey, CO – Sterling Wolfe

Parker, CO – Devyn Volz

Wellington, CO – Baily Coombs

Wiggins, CO – Logan Goddard

Gildford, MT – Paij Peterson

Miles City, MT – Gagen Murray

Ansley, NE – Brett McAbee

Bayard, NE – Dorry Cooper

Big Springs, NE – Josee Saults

Bingham, NE – John Jensen

Chadron, NE – Alexys Fernandez

Crawford, NE – Margaret Hughes

Gering, NE – Judith Garcia, Kyann Kainz

Hemingford, NE – Lora Wurst

Rushville, NE – Kaden Vincent

Scottsbluff, NE – Adrian Fritton

Tecumseh, NE – Levi Dorsey

Wall, SD – Jayton McKay

Hyrum, UT – Emma Larsen

Hasselt, Belgium – Tim Van Stiphout

Helsinki, Finland – Nikolas Gustavson

Buettelborn, Germany –  Malin Beuck

Bruehl, German – Christ Theodor

Ludwigsburg, Germany – Nadja Stoeckle

Novi Sad, Serbia – Jelena Jablanov, Anja Vuleta

Zrenjanin, Serbia – Ivona Zarin

Barcelona, Spain –  Carla Bastida-Olivares

Falkoping, Sweden – Johannes Lindstrom

Kharkiv, Ukraine – Herman Melashych