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Dr. Travers to host monthly community roundtables

Eastern Wyoming College President, Dr. Lesley Travers, has announced the Community Roundtable which will be held on Thursday, December 14th, from 12 – 1 pm in the CTEC conference room.

Community members or any person who is interested is invited to attend the open Community Roundtable.  Dr. Travers will provide any information of interest about the college, will answer any questions and address any concerns.  She will host a Community Roundtable each month.  Attendees are invited to bring their own brown bag lunch if they would like.

For more information, please contact the college at 307.532.8303.

Nesbitt receives recognition at Will Rogers Medallion Awards

John Nesbitt’s Good Water received a 2nd place medallion in the Western Fiction – Young Readers category at the Will Rogers Medallion Award Banquet, Death in Cantera placed 4th in Western Fiction.

John Nesbitt’s Good Water received a 2nd place medallion in the Western Fiction – Young Readers category at the Will Rogers Medallion Award Banquet, Death in Cantera placed 4th in Western Fiction.

John Nesbitt, instructor of English and Spanish at Eastern Wyoming College, was recognized for his work at the 14th annual Will Rogers Medallion Awards Banquet.

In the category of Western Fiction–Young Readers, Nesbitt’s book Good Water received a second place medallion. Death in Cantera received fourth place recognition in the category of Western Fiction.

There were 44 authors and publishers presented with Will Rogers Medallion Awards Honoring Excellence in Western Media in 12 categories.

“It is always an honor to be recognized for one’s work,” shared Nesbitt. “The competition has gotten harder, and the books were in tough categories.”

Originally created to honor outstanding volumes of Cowboy Poetry, the Will Rogers Medallion Award soon expanded into other categories as interest and reader demand increased. Will Rogers was an accomplished author as well as a cowboy entertainer, and the purpose of this Award is to honor this facet of his legacy as well as to highlight current books that embody strong content, excellent production values, and enduring interest.

Nesbitt’s books are available for purchase from most online book retailers.

EWC Turkey Trot 5K Fun Run/Walk results

The Fitness Center and Alumni Association at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington, held a 5K Fun Run/Walk on Sunday, November 5, 2017 on the EWC campus.

There were eight age groups and the winners were:

10yrs-under – Grace Steinbock
11-19 yrs – George Elliott
20-24 yrs – Jared Pilkington
25-29 yrs – Nick Strampe
30-34 yrs – Chris Strampe
35-44 yrs – Jared Berger
45-54 yrs – Kent Swearingen
55yrs and over – Maggie Peterson

Winners in each division received a turkey.

EWC Weld Test Center receives accreditation

EWC Welding Department personnel left to right: Lynn Bedient, Dean Gorsuch, Joel Alworth, Monte Stokes, Welding Department Chair and Stan Nicolls

EWC Welding Department personnel left to right: Lynn Bedient, Dean Gorsuch, Joel Alworth, Monte Stokes, Welding Department Chair and Stan Nicolls

Eastern Wyoming College has announced that the American Welding Society conducted a review of EWC’s Weld Test Facility.

EWC’s American Welding Society Weld Test Center was established in 2007. The instructors Test Weld in accordance with Codes AWS D1.1, ASME, and API 1104.

The test facility is accredited every year with an on sight inspection conducted every three years. Updates to the Quality assurance Manual includes:

Organization and personnel structure
Personnel and qualifications
All Test supervisors must be AWS Certified Welding Inspectors
Safety procedures for testing
Equipment maintenance and calibration
Weld test material verifiable by type and source
Qualification records and Record keeping procedures

Requirements that are met each year include a current reference library, training programs required to maintain and improve skills, and verification of testing and measuring equipment.

“The auditor went through our program with a fine tooth comb,” said Dr. Monte Stokes, Welding Department Chair. A quote from the summary says ‘A very nice, new, clean facility with excellent equipment. Run by a well-qualified staff with an excellent attitude and excellent record keeping. I strongly recommended this facility to be re-accredited.’

The next regular program accreditation review is scheduled for 2020.

EWC announces Speed and Athleticism Training class

The Community Education office at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington has announced a Speed and Athleticism Training class. This class will be held on December 18th – 21st from 6:30-8:00 pm. The cost for this class is $59.

In this 4 session camp, participants will learn and reinforce proper running and jumping biomechanics along with increasing foot speed. Techniques will also be taught and practiced to increase flexibility, boost force production, develop greater hand-eye coordination, and heighten kinesthetic awareness. Don’t miss this opportunity to enhance your athletic potential and get a heads up on the winter sports season. This camp is open to ages 8 and above.

To register for this class or others, contact the EWC Community Education office at 307.532.8323.

EWC announces Old Fashioned Gingerbread making class

The Community Education office at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington has announced a Gingerbread House making class. This class will be held on December 1st from 5-8:00 pm and December 2nd from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.  The cost for this class is $25.

In this very hands-on class you will bake REAL gingerbread, make your own edible glue, build and decorate a gingerbread house for holiday display. This may be the start of a new tradition for your family! You will get a supply list when you register. You will be provided with the starter batch of gingerbread, and you will make a batch of your own.

To register for this class or others, contact the EWC Community Education office at 307.532.8323.

EWC Vet Tech club holding dog wash

The Eastern Wyoming College Veterinary Technology Club will be holding their final dog wash for the fall semester on Saturday, December 2, 2017 beginning at 8:00 am until 1:30 pm at the Veterinary Technology building located at 3200 West C Street in Torrington. Walk-ins will be accepted until 10:30 am. A current rabies certificate is required to participate, rabies tags cannot be accepted.

Pricing for the dog wash is as follows:

Bath:
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

Please be aware that the veterinary technology club students do not groom past minor brushing. The students will not be doing any shaving. If the students cannot brush out the mats, they will be left.

Contact Elizabeth Wright for an appointment, email (preferred) wrighte3960@ewcmail.wy.edu
Or call 509.262.4517.

EWC is taking registrations for upcoming CNA course to be held at Douglas Campus

CNA - Certfied Nurses AssistantEastern Wyoming College will be offering a Certified Nurse Assistant course at the Douglas Campus, Monday, Tuesday and Thursdays, January 16 through February 27, 6:00 to 9:00 pm.

This class is worth 4 transferable college credits. It requires a background check and TB test. Space is limited to 12 students, and students are encouraged to register early.

For more information or to register for this course please contact Julie Johnson at 307.624.7000.

EWC volleyball student athletes receive Region IX honors

Eastern Wyoming College women’s volleyball player Helena Khouri, sophomore, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, was named to the Region IX North All-Region Team and named Libero of the year. She also made Second Team WCCAC All-Conference.

Lissette Lefforge, freshman, Otis, CO, and Khouri were named to the Region IX North All-Tournament Team. The Lancers received the Sportsmanship Award for the tournament for the second consecutive year.

“It has been my honor to work with both of these young women. We are looking forward to welcoming Lissette back for her sophomore season next fall. She will undoubtedly continue to make her mark in the region. Helena is such a talented player, and is so deserving of the recognition she has received this season. She will represent our college and Region IX well as an All-American nominee, and we are excited to follow her career in the NCAA,” said Coach Julie Sherbeyn.

Helena Khouri

Helena Khouri

Lissette Leforge

Lisette Leforge

EWC holiday concert to be held December 5

EWC Christmas Concert - Tuesday, December 5 - 7:00pmEastern Wyoming College has announced that the annual Holiday Concert will be held on Tuesday, December 5, 7 pm at the EWC Fine Arts Auditorium in Torrington, WY.  This concert is free and open to the public.

Featured at the concert will be the EWC Master Chorus, Community Choir and Community Band.  The Choirs are under the direction of Aaron Bahmer and accompanied by Jeanne Howard. The Band is under the direction of Aaron Bahmer, Gary Glass, Gary DeBolt, Richard Zigweid and Nathan Beutler.

A pre-concert reception will be held at 6:30 pm in the Fine Arts lobby with cookies, hot chocolate and cider.

For more information please contact the college at 307.532.8200.