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EWC taking registrations for upcoming CNA course to be held in Glenrock, WY

Eastern Wyoming College will be offering a Certified Nurse Assistant course at the Glenrock Recreation Center in Glenrock, WY. Class will be held Tuesday and Thursday October 4 through November 29, 5 to 9:00 pm.

Scholarships may be available for students who qualify. A background check is required.

Interested individuals should contact Julie Johnson at 307.436.9201 or the Douglas Campus at 307.624.7000.

EWC highlights upcoming Basic Self-Defense for Women class

The Community Education Department at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington has announced a Basic Self-Defense class for Women.

This class will be on held Thursday September 29 or October 27. The class will be held from 6:30-8:30 pm and the cost will be $20 a session.

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 an 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.

To register for this class or others, contact the EWC Community Education office at 307.532.8213 or 307.532.8323 or stop by to visit them at 3200 West C Street in Torrington.


EWC Community Education announces Cribbage class

The Community Education Department at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington announces an upcoming cribbage class.  This class will be held on Mondays beginning September 26 and go through October 10 from 6 – 8:00 pm and will cost $25

Cribbage, a card game that is believed to have been “invented’ in the early 1600’s in England and remains popular today is a great card game for all ages. Playing Cribbage helps children develop skills in math, critical thinking, and cooperative learning. Adults, playing Cribbage keeps the mind alert and is an opportunity for socializing with others. After taking this class, you will be able to join the monthly EWC Cribbage league.

To register for this class or any other class please call 307.532.8323 or 307.532.8213.

EWC wins first and second in team roping at CSC rodeo

Braden Pirrung and partner winning the team roping at the CSC rodeo.

Braden Pirrung and partner winning the team roping at the CSC rodeo.

The fall rodeo season started off with the rodeo hosted by Chadron State College this past weekend.  The Lancers captured first and second place in the team roping.

“We had a great showing by some of our freshmen,” shared Coach Jake Clark.  “That is exciting. We struggled in the team standings. But we have a lot of talent and we can catch up fast.”

Freshman Braden Pirrung, Hartford, SD, and partner JD Kirwan, Gillette College won the team roping with a time of 15.2 seconds on two steers.  Teammates Bryer Wadhams, freshman, Pueblo, CO and partner Trevor Schnaufer, sophomore, Pueblo, CO won the long round with a time of 6.9 seconds.  They finished second in the average with a total time of 22.7 seconds on two steers.

In the tie down roping, freshman Wyatt Vick, Hugo, CO, was fourth in the short round and fourth in the average with a 33.3 seconds.  Torrington sophomore Logan Milligan also qualified for the short round in the tie down roping.

Freshman Wyatt Schuelke, Faith, SD qualified for the short round in the saddle bronc riding after winning fifth in the first round.

Sophomore Jamie Thompson, Lusk, WY qualified for the short round in the goat tying.  She was one of six competitors who tied in 8.2 seconds in the first round.

The Lancer Rodeo Team will travel to Sheridan, WY to compete September 23, 24 & 25.


EWC wins Lamar tournament by 23 strokes

EWC @ Lamar - Team Score 588 - First Place - Adrian Torres- Ruiz Score 142 - First PlaceThe Eastern Wyoming College Lancer golf team recently returned from Lamar, Colorado where they won the two-day tournament with a total score of 588. That was 23 strokes better than second place Lamar Community College who had a two-day total of 611.

Leading the Lancers was sophomore golfer Adrian Torres-Ruiz, Madrid, Spain, who shot a 70, 72 for a two-day total of 142.

“The guys got off to a great start on Thursday in some really great weather at Lamar to take a solid lead going into Friday,” stated Coach Zach Smith. “I was thrilled for Adrian after he won the tournament because he had struggled the first couple of weeks during qualifying but our entire team knew he would get it figured out and start playing the golf we all know he is capable of playing. I was excited to leave the Lamar golf tournament with our second straight team and individual win and we are looking forward to our home tournament this week.”

Other scores for the Lancers were as follows:

Calum Giffin, freshman, Kelty, Scotland – 71, 77 – 148, 3rd
Harry Walch, freshman, Staines, England – 74, 75 – 149, tied 4th/5th
Arvy Shongwe, freshman, Ezulwini, Swaziland – 75, 74 – 149, tied 4th/5th
Eric Lovell, sophomore, Greeley, CO – 77, 78 – 155

The Lancers will host and play in their home tournament September 22 & 23.

EWC Workforce Development to offer CPR/First Aid and CPR/Basic Life Support for medical personnel

The Workforce Development office at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington is offering a CPR/BLS for medical personnel on Thursday September 29 from 5:00-9:00 pm. This course is designed for medical personnel for initial or renewal of certification. This class will be held in Tebbet room 110 on the main campus in Torrington and will cost $50.

The CPR/First Aid class will be held on Thursday October 13 from 5:00 -9:00 pm. This class will also be held in Tebbet room 110 and will cost $50. Participants will be certified in both CPR and First Aid by the American Heart Association. Teachers, coaches, early childhood providers and all are welcome.

To register for these classes, contact Donna White at EWC Workforce Development/Community Education office at 307.532.8323.

EWC Vet Tech club holding dog wash

The Eastern Wyoming College Veterinary Technology Club will be holding a dog wash on Friday, September 23.  Appointments will begin at 12:30 pm and walk-ins will be taken from 12:30 – 2:30 pm.  The dog wash will conclude at 5:30 pm.  A current rabies certificate is required to participate, rabies tags cannot be accepted.

Pricing for the dog wash is as follows:

Small Dog (0-20#) $8
Medium Dog (20.1-50#) $10
Large Dog (50.1 – 90#) $12
Extra Large Dog (90.1 and above) $14

Added charge for Long hair: (Require additional grooming and Drying Time)
Small – $3, Medium – $5, Large – $7, Extra Large – $9

Other Services:
Nail trim: $5

For appointments contact KaylaRae Lawrence:
Email (preferred):
Phone Number: 307.840.4644

Eastern Wyoming Fine Arts Council presents FACE in concert

FACE - Vocal Band - Thursday, Octber 6, 2016FACE, an all-vocal rock band, will be in concert at the Eastern Wyoming College Fine Arts Auditorium in Torrington, WY on Thursday, October 6 at 7:00 pm.

Face brings a new edge and attitude to one of the purest forms of musical production: the human voice. Using the full range of sounds that the voice can produce, including vocal percussion or “beat-box,” Face sounds more like an instrumental rock band than a choral group. Done completely live, with no backing tracks, special effects, or other instruments, a performance from Face is an experience.

Composed of five young men from Boulder, Colorado, Face provides raw entertainment from original arrangements of rock, pop, funk and upbeat jazz. The five members are Forest Kelly, Mark Megibow, Stephen Ross, Ryan Driver and Cody Qualls.

EWC student tickets are $15, middle school and elementary children are $15, and adult tickets are $25. For tickets or more information please call Donna White at 307.532.8323


EWC taking registrations for upcoming CDL course to be held in Lusk, WY

Eastern Wyoming College will be offering a CDL course in Lusk, WY October 17-31. Class will be held Monday through Saturday, 7 am to 5 pm.   The registration deadline for this course is September 30.

This class is designed for those individuals interested in getting a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) or those who need a CDL for their job.  Employers needing CDL drivers or who are looking to train current staff should also inquire. Upon successful completion of this course, you will have your Class A CDL & D.O.T. physical so you will be ready for employment.

Workforce training grants are available for students and employers.  Interested individuals do need to complete the preregistration process.  Contact Janae Poage at 307.334.2733 or by email at

EWC to host “Burma’s Resurrection: An Expedition Deep into a Forbidden Land”

Last year National Geographic writer Mark Jenkins, with a team of North Face athletes, attempted to climb the highest peak in Burma, Hkakabo Razi, 19,300 feet. The peak lies in the far north of the country on the border of Tibet. From base camp they set out to ascend the serrated, heavily glaciered West Ridge of Hkakabo Razi. This presentation provides the complete account of this unrivaled expedition.

Mark Jenkins, is the writer-in-residence at the University of Wyoming and a field staff writer for National Geographic Magazine.  Jenkins first learned of Hkakabo Razi in the 1980s, when he read a description in “Burma’s Icy Mountains” by British explorer Francis Kingdon-Ward, who tried and failed to climb the peak solo in 1937.

Sponsored by the University of Wyoming Global and Area Studies, Center for Global Studies, Wyoming Humanities Council and UW Outreach School, this presentation is open and free to the public and will be shown by Jenkins at Eastern Wyoming College – Douglas Campus in Douglas, Wyoming on September 29th at 7 pm and in the Fine Arts Auditorium at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington, WY on September 30th at 7 pm.

This lecture is also sponsored by each partnering community college. For more information or questions, please contact Donna White, at 307.532.8323 or e-mail at