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APRIL 10, 2017

We're just a month away from graduation ceremonies in both Trinidad and Alamosa. We'll get you caught up in Just a Minute.

A dark day is coming

NASA ImageEven though August 21 is the first day of class this fall, it will be a dark day. Not because of the new semester, but because there will be a solar eclipse that day. About 85 percent of the sun will be blocked here in southern Colorado. If you'd like to know more about it, come to a free talk by Astronomy Instructor Bob Philbin on April 11 at 12:15 p.m. at the Pioneer Room on the Trinidad Campus. We call this monthly feature Food for Thought. We encourage folks to bring their lunch or buy something in our cafeteria and learn something new.

We are also planning a trip to western Nebraska to allow members of the community to experience the total eclipse at a nominal cost. Transportation will be provided by the college from the Trinidad Campus and we've already reserved a limited number of hotel rooms for the night before the eclipse. After viewing the eclipse the group will drive directly home, arriving back in Trinidad late Monday night on August 21. For more information contact Keith Gipson at 719 846-5577.
You may also visit our Eclipse page

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We are now accepting students for the summer and fall sessions at Trinidad State. The summer classes are helpful for someone wanting to pick up some extra credits before fall. We also offer many continuing education courses. These are often hands-on and unusual classes like metal embossing, hat making and leather holster making. Click here for information on summer and fall classes.


Graduation is just over a month away. This is my favorite day of the year when hope moves one big step closer to reality. Our ceremonies will happen on May 12 (10 a.m. in Trinidad and 6 p.m. in Alamosa). Join us if you can.

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Until next time,

Carmen M. Simone, Ph.D.
President, Trinidad State