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EWC Highlights the Art of Decorative Wheat Weaving class

The Community Education office at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington is offering Art of Decorative Wheat Weaving class. This class will be held on Monday and Tuesday April 24, 25, and May 1, 2, from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. This class will be held in the Community Training Center and the cost is $25.

Wheat Weaving is an ancient cross-cultural tradition practiced in many parts of the world—Europe, Africa, North & South America, and now Torrington. The act of wheat weaving is repetitive, requiring only a gentle focus, and can be a deeply meditative experience.  You will be surprised at the beautiful art objects you can make. Since wheat harvest is long past, there will be wheat kits available for purchase.

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.

Williams donates to EWC welding program

EWC officials recently recognized Williams for the generous donation of pipe and other materials to the EWC welding program. (left to right) Tim Pexton, EWC Foundation; Jarrett Clowers, Williams, Rex Cogdill, EWC; John Hansen, EWC; Ed Meyer, EWC; Brett Cavanagh, Williams; Margaret Farley, EWC; Jim Willox, EWC and Converse County Commissioner; Jake Welle, Williams; Ed Werner, EWC; Michelle Landa, EWC; Rick Patterson, EWC.

EWC officials recently recognized Williams for the generous donation of pipe and other materials to the EWC welding program. (left to right) Tim Pexton, EWC Foundation; Jarrett Clowers, Williams, Rex Cogdill, EWC; John Hansen, EWC; Ed Meyer, EWC; Brett Cavanagh, Williams; Margaret Farley, EWC; Jim Willox, EWC and Converse County Commissioner; Jake Welle, Williams; Ed Werner, EWC; Michelle Landa, EWC; Rick Patterson, EWC.

The welding program at Eastern Wyoming College received a big boost in materials from Williams.  This in-kind donation was a big win for the EWC program.

“We recently did a clean-up around our Williams Bucking Horse Plant in Douglas,” stated Brett Cavanagh, Williams Land Representative.  “The materials were from our initial construction of the plant and other pipeline projects throughout the area.  We auctioned off materials that we could, but we still had quite a bit remaining.”

After discussions with other supervisors to see if there was a need for the materials in other areas of the plant and field, it was determined the remaining pieces could not be used.  “Donating the materials to Eastern Wyoming College was the best option to benefit the college and the community,” added Cavanagh.

Once the Williams team pulled together an inventory of the items, and determined a fair in-kind value of the materials, they contacted EWC Welding Instructor Henry Woehl who was excited to receive the materials.  The majority of the materials donated are outside of and different than the materials the students currently work with.  New and different materials provide even more hands-on learning for the students.

“Donations like this allow us to expand our hands-on practice within our welder training programs,” stated EWC President Dr. Richard Patterson.  “This is especially important during times of tight budgets.  We are very appreciative to Williams and look forward to our continued partnership in developing Wyoming’s workforce.”

In-kind donation big win for Eastern Wyoming College welding program.

There were over 2400 pieces donated, which included bolts, pieces of pipe, flanges, and other like items. The in-kind value of the donation came to just over $199,000, but it carries a much higher value in the form of having materials available for hands on learning for the students in the welding program.

 

Black Hills Energy Donates Heater to EWC Foundation for Raffle

Black Hills Energy has donated to Eastern Wyoming College’s Foundation a whole house heater (up to 2000 sq. ft.) to be raffled off to support EWC’s Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, SkillsUSA, and help fund the Agricultural Technology Education Center.

The heater, valued at $3,500 “is a major gift that will help provide needed funds for the College” said John Hansen Director of Institutional Development for EWC.  Hansen further stated that, “the donation is a testament of Black Hills Energy’s belief in higher education and their philosophy of reinvesting in our local communities.”

Raffle tickets for the heater will be available during the EWC/KGOS Business Expo to be held on March 24, 25, & 26 at the Rendezvous Center in Torrington Wyoming.  Raffle tickets are also able to be purchased via phone through the Office of Development at 307.532.8397.

 

EWC highlights upcoming Community Education classes

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

SPRING & SUMMER QUILTED TABLE RUNNER
Instructors:  Goshen County Quilters Guild Members

Make a quilted table runner in one day!  All fabric and thread supplied in kits, you simply select your favorite color scheme for spring and/or summer.  You will need to bring your own sewing machine with bobbin in good working order & a ¼” presser foot and basic sewing supplies—2 new sharp or quilting sewing machine needles,8-10 medium safety pins, lead pencil or fabric marker, hand-sewing needles, seam ripper, scissors, ruler (clear plastic or quilting).  Must have some basic sewing experience.  Plan on bringing your own lunch, beverages & snacks.  Depending on enrollment there may be additional kits for purchase.

This class will be held Saturday, March 25, from 8:30am – 4:00 pm and the cost is $50 which includes fabric and thread kit.

OUT ON A LOOM:  Introduction to Loom Beading
Instructor:  Sandy Hoehn

Loom beading is an incredibly beautiful and versatile craft.  Instead of stringing a single strand of beads, loom beading allows you to make intricate patterns, even if you don’t have much or any experience with this type of beading.  With a bead loom you can make hat bands, bracelets, wrist cuffs, belts, and much more.  And to get you started right, your class fee will include a beginner’s kit including a bead loom, needles, thread, and 1,000 seed beads.

This class will be held on Mondays, March 27 through April 27 from 6-8:00 pm and the cost is $50.

SPRING COOKIE FRENZY
Instructor:  Donna White

Kids, celebrate spring! Make and decorate some cookies.  Yep, you and your mom or dad, or better yet, both, will mix up an easy roll out cookie recipe, cut out springy shapes, bake and decorate. This class is limited to 12, so don’t wait sign up.  All supplies are provided.   Bring a lidded container or small box to take your spring cookie creations home with you.

This class will be Saturday, April 8 from 1-4:00 pm and the cost is $25.

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

EWC Highlights upcoming Hunter Safety class

The Community Education office at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington will be having a Hunter Safety class Monday through Saturday April 3-8 from 5:30-8:30 pm and Saturday from 9 am – noon.  The cost of this class is $25.

Wyoming Hunter Safety Certification—is required for all hunters born after 1966, or for hunting in certain parts of Wyoming; ages ten years and older recommended; must attend 12 hours of instruction and complete a test.

Scholarships are available and provided by the Goshen County 2-Shot Goose Hunting committee for students 8-17 residing in Goshen County who pass the test. Materials will be provided at the first class.

To register for this class, participants are required to register on-line at wgfd.wyo.gov/education

For more information contact the EWC Community Education office at 307.532.8323.

EWC Highlights Volleyball Spring Training

The Community Education office at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington is offering the 3rd annual Volleyball Spring Training.

Lady Lancers Head volleyball coach, Julie Sherbeyn will be coaching spring training for all area girls and boys ages 10-14 who are interested in improving their volleyball skills. This spring training series offers opportunities to develop fundamental volleyball techniques including serving, passing, setting, hitting, blocking, digging and serve receive.  Participants will also receive training in game concepts such as position play and defensive & offensive strategies.

This camp will be held Mondays and Thursdays beginning on March 27, through April 10 from 6:30-8:00 pm. The cost is $45 and includes a t-shirt.

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

EWC GEAR UP club to hold 5K Color Run

EWC GEAR UP 5k Color RunEastern Wyoming College GEAR UP Club will have a 5K color run on Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm. This run will begin in the front EWC parking lot.

Entrance fees will be as follows:
Individual runners will be $15.00
Teams with up to three runners will be $30
Teams with four or more runners will be $50.
Participants under 8 years old a donation only.

Participation in the color run will help the GEAR UP Club raise scholarship funds for GEAR UP students attending EWC.

Registration forms can be picked up at the EWC Information Center or the GEAR UP office.  For more information or questions about this color run please call Judy Brown at 307.532.8269 or judy.a.brown@ewc.wy.edu.

 

EWC to host annual Job Expo

Eastern Wyoming College will once again host a Job Expo on Wednesday, March 22nd in Torrington, Wyoming.  Over 25 employers are expected to participate at this Job Expo and it is free and open to the public. Most positions are entry level however, there are some jobs that require a degree and/or experience

The Job Expo will begin at 10 am in the Verl Petsch Jr Activities Center Gymnasium at the College, and will continue until 2 pm.  Attendees should come prepared with a resume and be prepared for an interview.

Currently registered participants include Advance Services, Inc.; Alliance Animal Clinic; Alpine Animal Hospital, Laramie, WY; Animal Center, Alliance, NE; Avenues Pet Clinic, Cheyenne, WY; AXA Advisors, Denver, CO; Banner Health; Croell, Inc.; Fort Laramie Historical Association; Gallatin Veterinary Hospital, Bozeman, MT; Goshen County School District # 1; Goshen County Sheriff’s Office; Great Clips; Heritage Estates; Joy Global Surface Mining, Inc.; KNEB Radio; Peabody Powder River Services, LLC; Peak Wellness Center; Pizza Hut; Progress Rail; Simon Contractors; Smithfield Hog Production; St. Joseph’s Children’s Home; State of Wyoming; Western Nebraska Veteran’s Home; Wyoming Child and Family Development; Wyoming Department of Corrections.

Enroll Wyoming and Wyoming Veteran’s Commission will be in attendance to provide consumer and veteran’s information.

There is still an opportunity to register your business or company to participate.  Please contact Jo Ellen Keigley at 307.532.8288 to register or for more information.

EWC Livestock Judging team attends Nebraska FFA District 12 Livestock Judging CDE

EWC Judgers that judged at the Nebraska FFA District 12 Livestock Judging CDE Back row left to right: Hunter Hill, Ashley Reese, Kort Gartrell Front row left to right: Jory Carson, Tracy Austin, and Jaxson Heyrend

EWC Judgers that judged at the Nebraska FFA District 12 Livestock Judging CDE. Back row left to right: Hunter Hill, Ashley Reese, Kort Gartrell Front row left to right: Jory Carson, Tracy Austin, and Jaxson Heyrend

The Eastern Wyoming College Livestock Judging team was invited to officiate and judge the FFA District 12 Livestock Judging Career Development Event (CDE) held in Kimball, Nebraska, to take reasons, and gave the final critique.  “This was a great opportunity for the students to see the other side of a judging contest” shared Livestock Judging Coach Dr. Georgia Younglove.  “Also, three of the students are Agriculture Education majors and will hopefully someday be FFA Advisors themselves.  This was a chance for them to get some hands on experience.”

Peyton Flower, Overall High Senior Individual in the Nebraska FFA District 12 Livestock Judging CDE.

Peyton Flower, Overall High Senior Individual in the Nebraska FFA District 12 Livestock Judging CDE.

The FFA students judged 7 classes: replacement ewes, keep/cull replacement does, market hogs, replacement gilts, Sim/Angus Bulls, Sim/Angus Heifers and Market Heifers.  Senior high school students gave 2 sets of reason while junior high gave one set. They also have two question classes.

EWC Students attending were Jory Carson, freshman, Lynch, NE; Kort Gartrell, freshman, Paxton, NE: Jaxson Heyrend, freshman, Evanston, WY; Hunter Hill, freshman, Scottsbluff, NE; Tracy Austin, sophomore, Rozet, WY; and Ashley Reese, freshman, Roy, UT.

EWC gave a one year full tuition scholarship to the Overall High Senior Individual which was won by Peyton Flower of Scottsbluff FFA.

 

PSA

Eastern Wyoming College announces the first round of the NJCAA Region IX tournament. The Lady Lancers will host Lamar Community College Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 6:00 pm in the Petsch Center gymnasium.

Admission is free, please  come and support your Lady Lancers.

Please come and support your Lancers.