RAPID CITY, S.D. (April 7, 2014) – The South Dakota School
of Mines & Technology is known for its trailblazing discoveries and pioneering
research. But at 9 p.m. Saturday, April 12, Mines fraternity Delta Sigma Phi
plans to forge a different frontier.
Trading today’s state-of-the-art for yesterday’s Old West,
Delta Sigma Phi will host the 35th annual Cowboy Party at the Central States
Fairgrounds. Featuring a raffle for prizes, hand-chopped logs and a homemade
corral, the party will also showcase the band Slamabama. A self-described blend
of Sugarland and Van Halen, Slamabama will begin its performance around 9 p.m.
“The Cowboy Party is a great way to have fun, listen to a
quality band and dance. The money generated goes to a great cause and we
certainly have fun putting it together,” says Ty Murphy, a Delta Sigma Phi member.
Open to the public, tickets are $10 if purchased in advance
and $15 at the gate, with a large portion of the proceeds benefiting the Rapid
City Club for Boys.
Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Surbeck Center,
Tuesday, April 8, and Thursday, April 10, or by contacting Ty Murphy at email@example.com or Adam
Chally at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more than a century, Delta Sigma Phi has helped young
men become better leaders and citizens, working hard to have a hand in the
positive development of the campus and challenging its members to make a
difference in their communities and their world.
Founded in 1885, the South Dakota School of Mines &
Technology is a science and engineering research university located in Rapid
City, S.D., offering bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. The university
enrolls 2,640 students from 45 states and 37 countries, with a
student-to-faculty ratio of 14:1. The average starting salary for graduates is
$62,400 with a 98 percent placement rate. Find us online at www.sdsmt.edu, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/sdsmt and on
Twitter at https://twitter.com/sdsmt.