Mines News

Release Date Friday, February 8, 2019

SD Mines Health and Wellness Fair Promotes Ecotherapy

The South Dakota School of Mines & Technology will host the 21st annual Health and Wellness Fair from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, in the Surbeck Center Ballroom.  The Health and Wellness Fair promotes healthy lifestyles and balanced living for Mines faculty, staff and students. The public is also invited to attend this free event.

This year the fair showcases ecotherapy.  Many booths will promote the wellness that can be achieved when connecting with nature or exercising outdoors. This includes endorphins from being active outside, relaxing scents from a garden or even the benefits from caring for a house plant.  Interactions with nature can serve to counter some of the daily stressors of the digital age.

New additions to the fair this year include a walking labyrinth, a rowing machine, e-sports simulators, and fencing and martial arts demonstrations conducted on stage throughout the event. The SD Mines Inclusion committee will also host two forum discussions during the fair.

The fair includes more than 30 organizations from throughout the community that host booths.  This includes: Veterans Upward Bound Program, Rapid City Regional Sleep Center, Breadroot Natural Foods Cooperative, SOL Yoga Collective and VA of the Black Hills.

In addition to many 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 Rocker Shop, SD Mines Athletics, Einstein Bagels, Scheels, Alternative Fuel Coffee House, Elks Theatre, and Destination Rapid City and Main Street Square.



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 2,529 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: Mike Ray, 605-394-6082, Mike.Ray@sdsmt.edu

Upcoming Events

Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020
7:15 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.
Elks Theatre, 512 6th Street
Monday, Feb. 17, 2020
All Day
Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020
4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Pearson Alumni Center - Meeting Room 1
Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Rapid City Performing Arts Center, 601 Columbus Street