Mines News

Release Date Friday, November 5, 2021

Mines Hosts Annual Veterans Day Salute with Honored Guest Speaker Brig. Gen. Michael J. Oster

Mines annual Veterans Day Salute includes a flag rising ceremony and a special speaker. Each year the university Veterans Club hosts the event along with a chili cook-off fundraiser.

South Dakota Mines will host its annual Veterans Day Salute event from 10:45 a.m.–1 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 10. The annual event honors Mines students, faculty and staff who are veterans. The raising of the flag service will kick off at 10:45 a.m. in front of the Surbeck Center. The event will move indoors at 11 a.m. to the Surbeck Center Ballroom. This year’s guest speaker is Brigadier General Mike Oster, the assistant adjutant general of the South Dakota Army National Guard. Read more about his career on the webpage of the South Dakota National Guard.

South Dakota Mines’ Veterans Club will also host their popular chili cook off and raffle from 10:30 a.m.–1 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 9, in the Surbeck Ballroom. The 9th annual event features multiple chilies that the public can sample for a $5 fee and a raffle. The grand prize for the raffle is an Oculus Quest 2 VR headset. The chili competition is open to the public for a $15 entry fee. Anyone who wishes to enter a chili can email the Veterans Club for details.

Mines continually ranks high for its service and value to veterans. The organization Military Friendly puts Mines 7th in the United States among the top military friendly schools. Mines has a gold medal for exceeding standards of culture and commitment, academia, admissions, financial aid, return on investment and support for military students. Mines boasts a 100% graduate placement rate for military and veteran students in their field of study over the past five years.

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About South Dakota Mines  

Founded in 1885, South Dakota Mines is one of the nation’s leading engineering, science and technology universities. South Dakota Mines offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees and a best-in-class education at an affordable price. The university enrolls 2,418 students with an average class size of 24. The South Dakota Mines placement rate for graduates is 97 percent, with an average starting salary of more than $66,150. For these reasons College Factual ranks South Dakota Mines, the #1 Engineering School for Return on Investment. Find us online at www.sdsmt.edu and on FacebookTwitter, LinkedInInstagram and Snapchat.

Contact: Mike Ray, 605-394-6082, mike.ray@sdsmt.edu