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The Eastern Wyoming College Douglas Campus will close today

The Eastern Wyoming College Douglas Campus will close today, Monday, December 05, 2016 at 4:30 pm due to the weather.  All Monday night classes and activities at the Douglas Campus are cancelled.  For updated information visit the EWC website at ewc.wy.edu or follow Eastern Wyoming College on Facebook and Twitter.

EWC offering CPR/First Aid Class

Eastern Wyoming College is now accepting registrations for an American Heart Association CPR/First Aid Class.  This class will be held on Tuesday, December 13, 2016, from 5:00-9:00pm in the Community Training Center on the Torrington Campus.  The cost of the class is $50.

To register please call 307.532.8323 or stop by 3200 West C Street.

 

Public Service Announcement

Eastern Wyoming College in Douglas will close at 12:00 pm on November 23 and will be closed through the November 25 for Thanksgiving. College offices will reopen Monday November 28.

 

Public Service Announcement

Eastern Wyoming College will close at 12:00 pm on November 23 and will be closed through the 25th for Thanksgiving. The Fitness Center will be closed November 24 only. Fitness Center regular business hours for Wednesday, and Friday through Sunday. College offices will reopen Monday November 28.

EWC Student Wins State Farm Bureau Contest and Advances to Nationals

Chelsea Baars, far left and Sara Koster second from right compete in elite eight at Young Farmers and Ranchers discussion contest. (Photo Courtesy of Kerin Clark)

Chelsea Baars, far left and Sara Koster second from right compete in elite eight at Young Farmers and Ranchers discussion contest. (Photo Courtesy of Kerin Clark)

Chelsea Baars, sophomore farm and ranch management major from Lusk, WY, won the Young Farmers and Ranchers Farm Bureau (YF & R) Discussion Contest recently held in Laramie, WY, and will advance to the national American Farm Bureau discussion contest to be held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, February 10-13.

Baars won an all-expenses paid trip to Pittsburgh, a roadside kit, and three hundred dollars in cash from Farm Bureau. Additionally, she will have the chance to compete for significant scholarships to make it to the final four this February, including a $2500 scholarship for the winner.

The YF&R discussion competition is designed to simulate a committee meeting where discussion and active participation are expected from each committee member. Contestants are given pre-determined topics.  They are judged on their knowledge, speaking ability, ability to participate in a committee meeting and listen to others and air all points of view.   The contest was open to all Wyoming college students with an interest in agriculture.

Baars advanced over 16 other competitors representing Sheridan College, the University of Wyoming, and four of her colleagues from Eastern Wyoming College, including Sara Koster, a sophomore EWC accounting major from Huntley, WY who advanced to the competition’s elite eight. Other people representing EWC included Jaxson Heyrend, freshman, Evanston, WY, Haley Lauze, freshman, Green River, WY, and Cody Powell, freshman, Torrington, WY.

WY Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers State Chair Cole Coxbill presents Chelsea Baars with her awards for winning the 2016 WY FB&R Collegiate Discussion meet. (Photo Courtesy of Kerin Clark)

WY Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers State Chair Cole Coxbill presents Chelsea Baars with her awards for winning the 2016 WY FB&R Collegiate Discussion meet. (Photo Courtesy of Kerin Clark)

EWC volleyball student athlete receives Region IX honors

Carmen Carajal - EWC Volleyball Player and StudentEastern Wyoming College women’s volleyball player Carmen Carvajal, sophomore, Lugo, Spain was named to the Region IX Volleyball Team, and Wyoming Community College Athletic Conference second team. Carmen’s regular season stats totaled: 430 kills (3.81 kills/set); 0.244 hitting efficiency; 29 blocks; 357 digs (3.16 digs/set); and 31 aces.

EWC Debaters Reach Final Four at Regional Tournament

The Eastern Wyoming College debate team of Kenna Noble, LaGrange, WY and Haley Louze, Green River, WY reached the final four at the Black Hills State University Fall Invitational held November 4-5 in Spearfish, SD.

On the strength of a 5-1 preliminary round record, competing against teams from Black Hills State University, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, and Northern State University, in an invitational to those members of the Black Hills Debating Union, Noble and Louze met a team from South Dakota School of Mines in the semifinal round, losing on a 2-1 decision.

Returning squad members Justin Griebe, Torrington, WY and James Schock, Yoder, WY had a tougher weekend at Black Hills State, finishing with a 0-6 record.

EWC is the only two-year college that is a member of the Black Hills Debating Union.

Freshman Cody Powell, Lingle, WY and sophomore Sara Kostur, Yoder, WY attended the Trapper Rendezvous tournament hosted by Northwest College. The two team members, in their second week on the squad, failed to advance to the elimination rounds.

The squad next travels to Casper College on January 27-29.

 

Governor Mead visits EWC Douglas Campus

Nursing student Miltone Nyambu demonstrates how to listen to lung sounds to Governor Matt Mead inn the new nursing lab on the Douglas Campus of Eastern Wyoming College

Nursing student Miltone Nyambu demonstrates how to listen to lung sounds to Governor Matt Mead inn the new nursing lab on the Douglas Campus of Eastern Wyoming College

On Wednesday, November 2, Eastern Wyoming College had the great pleasure of hosting Governor Matt Mead on the Douglas Campus.  After touring the campus, which opened in spring of 2015, he spent time with EWC nursing students.

“We were honored to have Governor Mead visit us at our new Douglas campus and also have him spend time with our first nursing class.  We are very proud of both,” said EWC President Dr. Richard Patterson.

The nursing program enrolled its first class of students this fall semester and was also the first new nursing program to be started in the state in more than 30 years.

EWC’s first class of nursing students with Governor Matt Mead

EWC’s first class of nursing students with Governor Matt Mead

EWC Director of Nursing shared the following about the visit, “Governor Mead was such a great sport to actually listen to heart and lung sounds on our manikin. He would make a great nurse!”

EWC taking registrations for upcoming CDL course to be held in Torrington

Worceforce Training Grants Available!  - CDL Eastern Wyoming College will be offering a CDL course in Torrington, WY November 28-December 10. Class will be held Monday through Saturday, 7 am to 5 pm.   The registration deadline for this course is November 10.

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 Linda Day at 307.532.8365 or by email at linda.day@ewc.wy.edu.

EWC to hold advising and registration day in Sundance

Eastern Wyoming College will hold an advising and registration day on Friday, November 18, 2016 at the Sundance Outreach office, 1016 East Cleveland.

Mike Durfee, EWC Outreach Coordinator, will be at the Sundance Outreach office from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm to advise students for the upcoming Spring 2017 semester.

For more information or to make an appointment, please call the Sundance Outreach office at 307.282.0769.