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Release Date Monday, April 2, 2018

Mines Annual Cultural Expo to Feature International Food, Entertainment

International students at SD Mines have been sharing their cultures with the community through the annual Cultural Expo for more than 40 years.

RAPID CITY, S.D. (April 2, 2018) – 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

The event is open to visiting K-12 schools from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 5 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 Cultural Expo is open to the public from 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 7 in the same location. Events include international food sampling prepared by students and community groups. There is an $8 charge for sampling of ethnic foods, which will be available from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on Saturday only. Entertainment begins at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, featuring a variety of traditional music, dancing and fashion shows from a wide range of cultures.

The event has a long history at SD Mines. International students have been sharing their cultures with the community through the annual event for more than 40 years. Cultural Expo sponsors include the Ivanhoe International Center, the university’s Student Association, the American Indian Science & Engineering Society, Mines Advantage, International Students, Inc., Black Hills Energy and Coco-Cola. SD Mines Rocker Shop and area restaurants are donating gift cards and other items to be given away as prizes.



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 2,493 students with an average class size of 24. The South Dakota Mines placement rate for graduates is 98 percent, with an average starting salary of more than $70,036. For these reasons  South Dakota Mines is ranked among the best engineering schools in the country for return on investment. Find us online at www.sdsmt.edu and on FacebookTwitter, LinkedInInstagram, and Snapchat.

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

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