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Eastern Wyoming College will be closed Monday January 15, 2018 in observance of Wyoming Equality/ Martin Luther King, Jr. day. The Fitness Center will be open normal hours. College offices will reopen on Tuesday, January 16, 2018.

New Employees Introduced to Eastern Wyoming College

Eastern Wyoming College welcomed new employees to campus this Spring semester.

New faculty and staff members include the following:

Shane Stone, Ph.D. is the new Criminal Justice Instructor in this spring semester. He comes from University of Wyoming – Casper College after five years of instruction. He has a Ph.D. in Leadership from the University of Cumberlands; MA in Theological Studies from Midwestern Baptist College; MS in Criminal Justice from Lindenwood University, and BS in Criminal Justice, Central Missouri State University.

Dr. Stone has an extensive background in law enforcement as a Missouri Department of Corrections Investigator, Missouri State Trooper, US Probation Officer, Sheriff’s Deputy, Police Officer, Army National Guard and Army Reserves as a MP (Military Police) and in the Criminal Investigative Division.

Rebekah Wells is the new Residence Life Coordinator and has relocated from Porterville, CA.

Rebekah has an AS in Administration of Justice, from Porterville Community College; is in the process of obtaining her BS in Environmental Science, transferring to the University of Wyoming from California State University, Fresno.

She was born and raised in small-town, rural, agriculture family in California with 11 years’ experience working on the family farm

EWC Community Education offers Cajun Cuisine class with EWC President, Dr. Lesley Travers

The Community Education office at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington is offering Going Cajun with the Prez. This class will be held on Tuesday, January 23 from 6-8:00 pm and cost $25.

EWC President, Dr. Lesley Travers will start this class with a great roux, add in the trinity and throw in some protein for a great tasting Gumbo.

Gumbo is a Creole adaptation of the African word for okra, which is used as a thickener. There are more variations of Gumbo than there are types of cars. Everyone in the South has their own version which why Gumbo is so beautiful. It is very versatile and is a meal in itself. The most difficult part of making Gumbo is the roux.

Roux takes time and patience and in this class we will learn how to make a brown roux. You will also learn about File, which is a fine powder of young dried sassafras leaves and is used to flavor and thicken Gumbo.

And last, but certainly not least …..Mississippi Mud Pie.  This is a brownie-like cake with marshmallow crème and chocolate icing which is topped with nuts.

To register for this class or others, contact the EWC Community Education office at 307.532.8213 or 307.532.8323

EWC Community Education highlights upcoming class

The Community Education office at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington is offering the following class.

HISTORY OF THE PROTESTANT REFORMATION AND CHRISTIANITY
Christianity comprises of two divisions:  East & West. The West is composed of both Roman Catholics and Protestants, and we have just passed the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation (1517-2017).

Nate Johnson, Pastor of Christ Reformed Presbyterian will instruct this class on what the Protestant Reformation protest were and will be focusing on the BELIEFS that motivated the PROTESTS, and how they sought to REFORM those beliefs.

We will take a look at FIVE QUESTIONS that go to the heart of the PROTESTS and the REFORMS:
What is our AUTHORITY? –Scripture alone or is there more?
What must we EARN? –Is grace enough?
Whom or what do we TRUST? –Is Christ sufficient?
How do we TRUST? –Faith alone or faith plus something?
What is the END GAME? –Is God’s Glory shared?

This class will be held on Tuesdays, January 23 through March 27 from 6:00-7:00pm. The cost of this class is $40 with scholarships available by contacting Nate Johnson at 720-314-9930.

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 Highlights Upcoming Computer Class

The Community Education office at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington is now accepting enrollments for the Tuesday night computer lab class

Tuesday Night Computer Lab
Facilitator: Andy Espinoza
Do you have questions about your computer or software? Do you have a computer project that you need technical assistance in order to get it completed? Are there components of Microsoft Office that you need some tutorial help with? Perhaps you have are interested in expanding your use of Facebook or other social media.

Tuesday Night Computer Lab will be held beginning January 9 through May 1 and will cost $10 per hour.

To make an appointment with Andy, please call the Community Education office at 307.532.8323 by 4:00 pm each Tuesday.

To register for this or any other class please call the Community Education office at 307.532.8323.

EWC highlights upcoming Community Education class

The Community Education office at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington is offering the following classes.

Workin’ in the Wood
Charles Richter, THS Wood/Welding Tech Instructor has a number of project plans from which to choose, but definitely encourages participants to bring their own ideas. Each week Charles will be available to provide participants with individualized technical assistance and advice.

Whether you are a new or seasoned woodworker, this is the perfect class for you because you get to try out a variety of woodworking tools and equipment. The first class will cover safety, equipment demos, and project selection. Participants will be responsible for purchasing wood and other supplies for their projects. This class will be held on Tuesdays, January 23 to February 27 from 6-8:30 pm. The cost is $150.

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 highlights upcoming Leather Craft Studio class

The Community Education office at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington is offering the following class.

LEATHER CRAFT STUDIO
Leather craft is the art of making articles from leather that are both useful and decoratively beautiful. Instructor Sandy Hoehn will introduce you to the world of hand tooling, or “carving” leather—you will learn how to use the basic tools and the process for creating tooled leather designs. Although this is a beginner’s class, it is also suitable for more experienced artisans to “brush up” on their tooling skills. Students will be able to make a belt or a fashionable leather bracelet—Sandy will have leather available for purchase. Loaner sets of basic tools will be available for students to use during class, or they may bring their own.

This class will be held Mondays, January 22 through March 12 from 6-8:00 pm and cost $60.

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 highlights upcoming Basic Self-Defense for Women class

The Community Education office at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington is offering the following class.

Basic Self-Defense for Women
WOMEN, LADIES, GIRLS: take responsibility for preparing yourself in the event of a crime—the more prepared you are, the less likely you will need to defend yourself. 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 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. Class instructor Officer Bryan has updated the class curriculum to include the use of pressure points as a self-defense technique.

This class will be held on Thursday January 18 OR March 22 from 6:30-8:30 pm and the cost is $20 per session.

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 SkillsUSA members donate gifts to the Torrington Learning Center

The members of SkillsUSA at Eastern Wyoming College raised over $600 to purchase gifts that were delivered to The Torrington Learning Center before the holiday break.

The members personally donated $175 to the project. TLC staff then wrapped and distributed the gifts to their students.

: EWC SkillsUSA members donate toys and books to TLC (Torrington Learning Center) Left to right: EWC President, Lesley Travers, Tommy Adler, Kyle Chapman, Stan Nicolls, SkillsUSA sponsor, Dustin Hauf, Ryan Stief, and Keyvin Rausher

EWC SkillsUSA members donate toys and books to TLC (Torrington Learning Center) Left to right: EWC President, Lesley Travers, Tommy Adler, Kyle Chapman, Stan Nicolls, SkillsUSA sponsor, Dustin Hauf, Ryan Stief, and Keyvin Rausher

EWC instructor announces release of new novel

Blue Springs by John Nesbitt

Blue Springs by John Nesbitt

Longtime English and Spanish Instructor at Eastern Wyoming College, John Nesbitt, has announced the release of his most recent western novel, Blue Springs. This is the 4th contemporary western mystery novel he has written.

Blue Springs has the same main character as the novel Poacher’s Moon. This story actually takes place before Poacher’s Moon and is set in a small Wyoming town. The main character, Wilf Kasmire, is surprised when his ex-girlfriend comes for a visit and even more surprised when she asks to stay. The mystery continues when she suddenly disappears. Wilf begins his own investigation and learns he is getting too close to information involving the death of another young woman.

“I am always happy to write about Wyoming as well as the people of Wyoming,” shared Nesbitt. “It provides a nice freedom to write about something I am familiar with.”

Readers are encouraged to not only read and enjoy Blue Springs, but to read either for the first time or a second, refresher time, Poacher’s Moon.

“I am very happy to be working with a good publisher. They promote the books very well, especially in the ebook market,” added Nesbitt.

Blue Springs is available in ebook or from traditional online book retailers.