Students learn about issues on campus at NSO

Today marks day two of new student orientation; tomorrow will wrap up the events with convocation starting at 9 am in the Robert A. Peck Center theater.

“Our goal this year was to engage students in purposeful and fun activities from the moment they came to campus and I think we accomplished that,” said Mandy Tate, NSO director.

NSO continued with breakout sessions, followed by informational skits performed by student senator’s, resident adviser’s and student ambassador’s. The skits included how to be safe on campus, guidelines for resident halls and how to communicate with your roommate, getting involved in campus activities, issues with alcohol and sexually transmitted diseases.

“The past few days with our new students have been amazing,” Tate said. “We have had a lot of energy on campus and we are looking forward to a great year.”

NSO will end tomorrow with a tail gate party at 5 pm followed by the volleyball, Rustler versus Rocky Mountain College at 7 pm.

Classes officially start Aug. 31.

CWC welcomes new students at orientation

Today was the first day of new student orientation where students had the opportunity to meet new people, faculty and staff at CWC. NSO had breakout sessions, presentations, skits, a campus tour and more! Orientation will continue with activities tonight for students starting with a free movie night at the student center little theater at 7 pm followed by a bonfire outside of student housing!

Welcome New Students!

Rodeo booster club welcomes back team

The Central Wyoming College rodeo booster club hosted a welcome back barbecue for new and returning rodeo team members. The team enjoyed an evening of food and conversation as well as getting to know the booster club members and their head coach Drew Schrock and new assistant coach Shaylee Hance.

Cross country gears up for fall meets

Central Wyoming College cross country team went to Gillette August 22 to have a time trial with Gillette College. It was a cold Saturday morning for the team for the two and half mile practice run.

“For our first race of the season I was happy with the way we ran,” said Al Lara, cross country coach.

For the men’s division Clay Johnson placed sixth with a time of 12:57 with Brion Riley placing ninth with a time of 14:50.

“Gillette has a team that should easily be ranked top ten in the country for the men’s and women’s,” Lara said. “Their coach has recruited four runners from Kenya, two guys and two girls; they will be tough be beat in any meet however our number one runner Clay was only 19 seconds behind the winner. He ran great for his first race as a CWC runner.”

In the women’s division Kate Kling led the Rustler team placing eighth with a time of 19:11 followed by Abby Soliday with a time of 19:41.

“They both ran well; Abby has been getting over an injury she has had for three weeks and Kate is just getting over a virus. They will keep improving,” Lara said.

“Rest of the team needs to get in better shape for us to contend and with this being first race of the season more experience will help,” Lara said.

Women’s Division
1. Sam Harmon 15:28 GC- UNA
2. Joan Jelimo 16:36 GC- UNA
3. Rachael Zeiger 16:41 GC- UNA
4. Austin Asay 16:55 GC- UNA
5. Casey England 17:15 GC- UNA
6. Cassia Catterall 17:49 GC- UNA
7. Shanna Urlacher 18:54 GC- UNA
8. Kate Kling 19:11 CWC- UNA
9. Abby Soliday 19:41 CWC- UNA
10. Kayly Scheller 23:36 GC- UNA

Men’s Division
1. Erick Rotich 12:57 GC-UNA
2. Tre Riley 13:07 GC-UNA
3. Shawvan Levi 13:08 GC-UNA
4. Asher Catterall 13:14 GC- UNA
5. Fabian Munoz 13:15 GC-UNA
6. Clay Johnson 13:16 CWC-UNA
7. Justin Billis 14:02 GC-UNA
8. Adan Valadez 14:08 GC-UNA
9. Brion Riley 14:50 CWC-UNA
10. Cameron Collamer 14:51 CWC-UNA
11. Christian Salzman 14:52 CWC-UNA
12. James Asmus 15:01 CWC-UNA
13. Dreyson Nichols 15:08 GC-UNA
14. Kyle Blackie-Leisch 15:17 GC-UNA
15. Daniel Primi 16:21 CWC-UNA
16. Brytan Spoonhunter 16:57 CWC-UNA

The next meet is the South Dakota invite in Rapid City Sept. 4.
Brion Riley makes his way through the course.

Brion Riley makes his way through the course.

Christian Salzman and James Amus run down the course.

Christian Salzman and James Amus run down the course.

Clay Johnson nearing Gillette College runner.

Clay Johnson nearing Gillette College runner.

Clay Johnson nearing Gillette College runner.

Clay Johnson nearing Gillette College runner.

Brion Riley working his way down the trail.

Brion Riley working his way down the trail.

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Cameron Collamer working his way down the trail.

Cameron Collamer working his way down the trail.

Salzman working his way down the trail.

Salzman working his way down the trail.

Christian Salzman working his way down the trail.

Christian Salzman working his way down the trail.

Brytan Spoonhunter working his way down the trail.

Brytan Spoonhunter working his way down the trail.

Daniel Primi working his way down the trail.

Daniel Primi working his way down the trail.

Kling warming up.

Kling warming up.

Team encouragement before the race.

Team encouragement before the race.

Christian Salzman warming up for the race.

Christian Salzman warming up for the race.

CWC team warming up.

CWC team warming up.

The start of the race.

The start of the race.

Christian Salzman and James Asmus a the start of the race.

Christian Salzman and James Asmus a the start of the race.

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Clay Johnson keeps pace with Gillette runner.

Clay Johnson keeps pace with Gillette runner.

Kate Kling works her way down the trail.

Kate Kling works her way down the trail.

Kate Kling comes to the finish line.

Kate Kling comes to the finish line.

Auditions for CWC theatre productions start in September

In September, Central Wyoming College theatre department will have auditions for  two major fall productions. Auditions for Carlo Goldoni’s comedy, The Servant of Two Masters, will be Tuesday, Sept. 1, at 6:30 p.m. in the Robert A. Peck Center Theatre. There are twelve roles for the performance and the performance dates will be October 15-18.

Auditions for William Shakespeare’s tragedy, Hamlet, will be on Tuesday, Sept. 22, at 6:30 p.m. in the Robert A. Peck Center Theatre. There are at least twelve roles, with doubling. The performance dates are Nov. 30 through Dec. 6.

“Prepared auditions are not required for either show,” said Mike Myers, theatre director. “Auditioners will be asked to read from the scripts.”

Community actors are encouraged to audition for all CWC theatre department productions.

Rehearsals for both shows will be Monday through Friday, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. and once on the weekend, usually Saturday morning.

For further information, contact Mike Myers, Director of Theatre: 855-2217 ; mmyers@cwc.edu

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CWC’s faculty and staff enjoy in service activities to prepare for the new year

This week Central Wyoming College faculty and staff are attending meetings and training sessions to prepare for the academic year. Today campus kicked off the session with a group breakfast followed by Colton Crane, board of trustees president, sharing his life experience and how education helped him and his family. The session also had group activities to help build relationships within the college and focus on the success of students as well as a logo roll out party and a silent auction to help raise funds for scholarships. Throughout the week faculty and staff will continue to attend break out sessions. Campus will continue normal business hours Tuesday through Friday; Aug. 25-28.

Al Lara looks at items on the silent auction table during in service

Al Lara looks at items on the silent auction table during in service

Louisa Hunker helps Robert Gonzales find his movie themed table during in service.

Louisa Hunker helps Robert Gonzales find his movie themed table during in service.

Lance Goede helps John Kemp find his movie themed table during in service.

Lance Goede helps John Kemp find his movie themed table during in service.

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Colton Crane shares his childhood experience and the power of education and what it has done for him and his family.

Colton Crane shares his childhood experience and the power of education and what it has done for him and his family.

Employees work together on what guidelines are important for student success as well as the college's success.

Employees work together to identify best practices for student success as well as the college’s success.

Employees work together on identifying best practices for student success as well as the college's success.

Employees work together to identifying best practices for student success as well as the college’s success.

Employees work together on what guidelines are important for student success as well as the college's success.

Employees work together to identify best practices for student success as well as the college’s success.

Amara Fehring showing off her mustache at in service.

Amara Fehring showing off her mustache at in service.

Employees work together on what guidelines are important for student success as well as the college's success.

Employees work together to identify best practices for student success as well as the college’s success.

Employees work together on what guidelines are important for student success as well as the college's success.

Employees work together to identify best practices for student success as well as the college’s success.

Employees work together on what guidelines are important for student success as well as the college's success.

Employees work together to identify best practices for student success as well as the college’s success.

Employees work together on what guidelines are important for student success as well as the college's success.

Employees work together to identify best practices for student success as well as the college’s success.

Employees work together on what guidelines are important for student success as well as the college's success.

Employees work together to identify best practices for student success as well as the college’s success.

Dr. Valdez describes the process of effective guidelines to support student success.

Dr. Valdez describes the process of effective practices to support student success.

CWC's new logo decorated on cake!

CWC’s new logo decorated on cake!

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CWC gears up for New Student Orientation

New student orientation is set to begin Aug. 26-28. There are more than 200 students signed up for the event this year.

NSO will teach new students tools to be successful here at CWC and help them transition into high education, said Mandy Tate, NSO coordinator.

Activities will include a campus tour, meet with faculty advisors as well as movie nights, bonfires and a trip to Sinks Canyon.

Students should arrive Wednesday Aug. 26 at 8:30 am in the Robert A. Peck Art Center lobby.

Student will learn about campus log-ins, moodle, financial aid and will be able to get their student ID’s.

Students will have the chance to meet new friends and participate in CWC traditions to make their journey at CWC a memorable one.

“We are excited for our new students and want them to be excited to be a Rustler,” Tate said. “We want them to feel part of our community inside and outside of the classroom.”

Friday will wrap up the events with convocation in the morning inside the Robert A. Peck Center theatre and lunch will be provided on the CWC lawn.  There will also be a tailgate party at 5 pm outside of the gym which is open to students and the community and will kick off the girls’ volleyball team at 7 pm against Rocky Mountain College.

Meet CWC’s Cross Country Team

Central Wyoming College students are starting to trickle to campus. The cross-country team started practicing August 3. This is Central’s second year for cross country in NJCAA Region IX.

Coach Al Lara has the team up and running every day from 9-11 am and when school starts the team will be practicing in the evenings.

“The team has good unity; they have become a close little family in a short amount of time and have really been helping each other,” Lara said.

This year the team currently has 16 members; three from Fla., one from Neb., one from Colo., one international student from Nigeria and the rest from Wyo.

“I’m very excited to see the numbers of student athletes this year and I’m please at Coach Lara’s recruiting efforts,” said Steve Barlow, athletic director.

The team will have their first meet at Gillette College on August 22.

International Student Spotlight

Kayode Ibidun is from Kaduna, Nigeria; a city of about six million. He is the youngest of six with one brother living in Belize.

“I think during Christmas break I will have a chance to visit him. I have never been to Belize,” Ibidun said. Ibidun has ample time to communicate with his family and says he tries to visit through Skype. His mother is a retired police officer and he lost his father this past April.

“My mother is happy that I am here and wants me to get a good education so I can have a good career,” Ibidun said.

Ibidun will be studying computer science and wants to return to Nigeria after completing his degree. Among his talents, Ibidun speaks six different languages; English, Hausa, Yoruba and Igala just to name a few. There are about 521 different languages spoken in Nigeria.

Welcome to Central Wyoming College 2015-16 Cross Country Team!

Abbie Soliday

Abbie Soliday

Bryon Riley

Bryon Riley

Brytan Spoonhunter

Brytan Spoonhunter

Cameron Collamer

Cameron Collamer

Clay Johnson

Clay Johnson

Dalton Perkins

Dalton Perkins

Daniel Primi

Daniel Primi

James Asmus

James Asmus

Kate Kling

Kate Kling

Kayode Ibdun

Kayode Ibidun

Matt Amos

Matt Amos

Same Tanner

Sam Tanner

Ibdun showing his Nigerian style!

Ibidun showing his Nigerian style!

Ibdun showing his Nigerian style!

Ibidun showing his Nigerian style!