Mines News

Release Date Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Rocker Days Fair at SD Mines is Fun for All Ages

The Rocker Days Fair for families is among the highlights of Rocker Days festivities at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology this week.

The Rocker Days Fair will be from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, on the west end of the O’Harra Stadium parking lot. There is no admission charge and all activities and food are free. The Hardrocker cheerleaders and Grubby mascot will be on hand to greet families. SD Mines chemistry students will show off some cool science you can try at home. KTEQ, the SD Mines student radio station, will sponsor live music throughout the day. Members of the student baseball club will clock pitching to see who has the fastest fast ball. Other family-friendly activities led by SD Mines student organizations, as well as groups from throughout the community, include gold panning, face painting, an obstacle course and more.

Free tailgate food grilled by the Rowdy Rockers student group will be offered at 4 p.m. The homecoming football game kicks off at 6 p.m. against Colorado State University - Pueblo. Game tickets are available at the gate or by calling the Hardrocker ticket office at (605) 394-2351.

Organizations from throughout the community are invited to be a part of Rocker Days Fair. For details about setting up a booth or activity, contact Cory Headley, director of the Student Activities and Leadership Center at SD Mines, at (605) 394-2336.

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About SD Mines

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 2,859 students with a student-to-faculty ratio of 15:1. The SD School of Mines placement rate is 96 percent, with an average starting salary of $62,929. Find us online at www.sdsmt.edu and on Facebook and Twitter.

Contact: Charles Michael Ray , 605-394-6082, charles.ray@sdsmt.edu