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September 7, 2018

We're almost a month into the fall semester and we have lots of news. Take Just a Minute to catch up on Trinidad State happenings.

"Art Cartopia" to be built in Trinidad State building
Trinidad State has entered into a lease agreement with Trinidad's ArtoCade, with plans to turn an underused college facility into an art car museum, gallery and creative space. Tentatively named Art Cartopia, it will house ArtoCade's permanent and growing collection of art cars, which now numbers more than 20. ArtoCade is known for a zany art car parade in downtown Trinidad that happens the second weekend in September. But the organization has longed for a space where art cars can be displayed the rest of the year. Leasing the first floor of Trinidad State's Mining Tech Building at 2702 Freedom Road will meet that need. With 6,000 square feet of high-ceiling industrial space and another 3,700 of classrooms, restrooms and office space, this partnership opens the door not only for more art cars, but art education. We're excited to build a collaboration with ArtoCade which we believe will give a continuing boost to our art program.

Community College Journal highlights Trinidad State athletics
Trinidad State is featured in the August/September issue of the Community College Journal in an article about how our two campuses have grown closer together because of our sports teams. It started two years ago with Cross Country and has expanded to indoor and outdoor Track and Field.
Click here to read the article.

Teacher prep program informational meeting
We're spreading the word about a new partnership with CU Denver that will train future elementary school teachers without leaving Trinidad! The program is called TPREP (Teacher Preparation for Rural Education Program) and will result in a bachelor's degree in elementary education. The program will include field experience in local elementary schools all four years. We invite you to an informational meeting on September 18 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the Pioneer Room.

Until next time,

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