Mines News

Release Date Wednesday, January 31, 2018

SD Mines Health and Wellness Fair Promotes Tranquility Within

RAPID CITY, SD (Jan. 31, 2018) – The South Dakota School of Mines & Technology will host the 20th annual Health and Wellness Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6, in the Surbeck Center Ballroom. The public is invited to attend this free event.

The Health and Wellness Fair promotes healthy lifestyles and balanced living for Mines faculty, staff and students. The theme this year is “Inner Tranquility.” Each booth will reflect a sense of creating peace within.

More than 40 organizations from throughout the community will host booths at the event. Organizations that will be at the Wellness Fair include New Freedom Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine, Rapid City Regional Sleep Center, YMCA of Rapid City, Breadroot Natural Foods Cooperative and Peak Wellness.

The Health and Wellness Fair will also feature the following speakers, all presenting in the McKeel Room in the Surbeck Center:


  • 10:45 a.m. - Dr. Keith Whites: “Experience Mindfulness”
  • 11:30 a.m. - Dr. Jonathan Gibson: “The Gut and the Brain: Clarity of Mind Through Your Body”
  • 12:45 a.m. - Ashley Leat and Linda LaRoche, Regional Health Sleep Center: “Sleep Remedies and Thinking”

In addition to speakers and booths, the Wellness Fair with also include raffle giveaways of such items as yoga mats, gift cards, water bottles, T-shirts and more.

Sponsors of the event include are Rocker Shop, SD Mines Athletics, Einstein Bagel, Scheels, Walmart, Blaze Pizza, Tropical Café and Robbinsdale Bowling.  


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 2,654 students with an average class size of 24. The SD School of Mines placement rate for graduates is 97 percent, with an average starting salary of more than $63,350. Find us online at sdsmt.edu and on  Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Snapchat

Contact: Lynn Taylor Rick, (605) 394-2554, Lynn.TaylorRick@sdsmt.edu