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Release Date Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Mines Annual Cultural Expo to Feature International Food, Entertainment

The Cultural Expo is open to the public from 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 1, in the Surbeck Center on the SD Mines campus. 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.

RAPID CITY, S.D. (March 22, 2017) –  International and multicultural students from the 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, March 30, in the Surbeck Center ballroom on campus. Organizers expect school children from throughout the Black Hills 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 1, 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 11:30 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. Area restaurant Gyro Hub is donating food for the event, and other area restaurants, Sumo and Harriet & Oaks, are donating gift cards to be given away as prizes.

 

 

 

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