Mines News

Release Date Thursday, March 21, 2019

Cultural Expo Features International Food, Entertainment

Area youth learn about a new culture during the 2018 Cultural Expo at SD Mines. 

RAPID CITY, S.D. (March 21, 2019) – International students from South Dakota School of Mines & Technology and a variety of community groups will celebrate their cultural diversity with food, entertainment and displays during the annual SD Mines Cultural Expo on Thursday and Saturday, March 28 and 30.  

The event is open to visiting K-12 schools from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, March 28, in the Surbeck Center ballroom on campus. Organizers expect school children from throughout the Black Hills region to attend Thursday’s expo, which will include cultural activities, storytelling and traditional crafts.

The general public is invited to the Cultural Expo from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, March 30, in the same location. Events include international food sampling prepared by students and community groups and a variety of cultural entertainment. There is an $8 charge for sampling of ethnic foods, which will be available from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday only. Entertainment begins at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, and will feature traditional music, dancing and fashion shows from a wide range of cultures.

The Cultural Expo has a long history at SD Mines. International students have been sharing their cultures with the community through the annual event for more than 50 years. The 2019 Cultural Expo sponsors include Ivanhoe International Center, SD Mines Student Association, International Students Inc., Black Hills Energy and Coca-Cola. SD Mines Rocker Shop and area restaurants are donating gift cards and other items to be given away as prizes.

Those who cannot attend can view a livestream of the Expo by going to https://www.sdsmt.edu/CulturalExpo/

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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 2,654 students with a student-to-faculty ratio of 15:1. The SD School of Mines placement rate for graduates is 97 percent, with an average starting salary of more than $61,300. Find us online at www.sdsmt.edu and on  Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Snapchat

Contact: Lynn Taylor Rick, 605.394.2554, Lynn.TaylorRick@sdsmt.edu

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, Apr. 24, 2019
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Surbeck Ballroom
Thursday, Apr. 25, 2019
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Surbeck Ballroom
Friday, Apr. 26, 2019
7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Music Center
Monday, Apr. 29, 2019 - Friday, May. 3, 2019
12:05 a.m. to 11:55 p.m.