Posts from July, 2017

EWC to hold New Student Registration Event

Eastern Wyoming College has announced that a new student registration event will be held at the main campus in Torrington on August 11. Students will meet with an advisor and register for the Fall 2017 semester.

Students will have the opportunity to begin with ACCUPLACER placement exams, if needed. This placement exam is used to ensure placement into the appropriate English, reading and math courses.  There is a fee of $20 for these computer-based exams.  Students should bring a calculator for the mathematics portion of the test.

Parents are invited to attend a program called “You and Your Student” while the students are testing.  Advisors will be available following the testing to assist students in registering for classes.  Lunch will be provided for students and their families from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm

Financial Aid staff will be available to assist students with the financial aid process and preparing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Students are encouraged to sign up early for the new student registration session. To sign up, call Marisol at 307.532.8230 or visit the EWC website at to sign up online.

A complete schedule is available online at

EWC instructor shares new novel

Longtime English and Spanish Instructor at Eastern Wyoming College, John Nesbitt, has announced the release of his most recent western novel, Destiny at Dry Camp.  This is the 7th frontier mystery with this hardcover publisher for Nesbitt and the 26th traditional western novel he has written and published.

John D. Nesbitt - Destiny at Dry CampThis book is the third in a mini-series by Nesbitt and continues the journey of a character named Dunbar.  He has arrived in town and quickly finds social injustice in an old murder which is surrounded by mystery.

In this story, which is narrated by a young man, Whit, who works on the same ranch as Dunbar, there is a woman who has been missing for 20 years.  Not many people seemed to really care or do much of anything about it.  Once Dunbar starts poking around, those individuals who seem to know too much suddenly end up dead.

“I like this book and have a good feeling about it.  Dunbar is a good character to follow,” shared Nesbitt.  “I also enjoy the satisfaction of pulling off a story with a narrator as it is challenging and you want to make sure that key pieces of information come out at a good pace for the reader.”

“How people are treated is an important part of the stories I write,” added Nesbitt.  “This particular book is about justice and good conscience.”

Destiny at Dry Camp was reviewed by Tom Carpenter in the April 2017 issue of Roundup Magazine.  Carpenter shared the following, “Typical of Nesbitt’s work, the story is populated with engaging characters, rich in detail, and combines the best elements of the frontier and mystery genres – verisimilitude and enigma.”

A second review was written by Jeanne Greene which appeared in the April 15th issue of Booklist.  “…the unspoken bond that develops between the principled Dunbar and intelligent young Whit makes this Western memorable and gives it an original spin.”

Persons interested in obtaining a copy of Destiny at Dry Camp will find it in most libraries, on Amazon, and other book outlets.  Books may also be purchased from Nesbitt.  Copies of this novel and all works by Nesbitt can be found at High Plains Print and Graphics at 1840 Main Street, Torrington, WY

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

Eastern Wyoming College will be offering a CDL course in Douglas, WY, August 7th – 19th. Class will be held Monday through Saturday, 7 am to 5 pm.   The registration deadline for this course is July 19.

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 the college at 307.624.7000.