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Community members are invited to vote on their favorite displays at the annual holiday Parade of Trees from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 30 - Dec. 1, and 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Friday, Dec. 2, in the Surbeck Center at South Dakota Mines. This year, the theme is Parade of No Trees and features displays created by the campus community. 

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Thursday, October 20, 2022
South Dakota Mines athletes who are part of the Hardrocker Ally Association student group are launching a new charity fundraiser called Beyond the Game that uses crowdfunding to raise money for childhood cancer families.
Wednesday, October 19, 2022
Paleontologists have not yet gained a complete understanding of the rate fossils erode once they are exposed at the surface. South Dakota Mines graduate student Colleen Sullivan set out to get some answers. Her research has just been published in the peer-reviewed open-access scientific journal PLOS ONE.   
Tuesday, October 18, 2022
The public is welcome to attend Museum of Geology at South Dakota Mines’ Night at the Museum. The event is scheduled to take place on Saturday, Oct. 22 from 1:30-4:30 p.m. 
Wednesday, October 12, 2022
Rapid City has a new outdoor opportunity in the Rocker Trail. The walking, running and biking trail loops across the grass-covered hills above the South Dakota Mines campus, providing wonderful views of Rapid City, the surrounding prairie and the Black Hills.
Tuesday, October 11, 2022
The Museum of Geology at South Dakota Mines will celebrate National Fossil Day from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 12. The event includes visiting paleontologists from around the region who will be on hand for the unveiling of a special exhibit commemorating the 100th anniversary of Fossil Cycad National Monument.  
Thursday, October 6, 2022
Caleb and Evan Oppelt from Goodwin, SD have landed the top spots in South Dakota Mines Junior Bladesmithing Championship for the second year in a row.   
Tuesday, October 4, 2022
South Dakota Mines dedicated the Vanderboom Office of Student Success honoring donors Steve and Julie Vanderboom.
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