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For the 12th year in a row, student groups from South Dakota Mines will step up to serve as volunteers on the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, collecting food and cash donations at local grocery stores. The food drive benefits Feeding South Dakota and the Mines student food pantry.  

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Tuesday, December 21, 2021
A broad spectrum of websites and publications that provide annual rankings for universities put South Dakota Mines among the top schools in the state and nation.   
Wednesday, December 15, 2021
South Dakota Mines 184th commencement ceremony will begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 18, 2021, in the Fine Arts Theater at The Monument in Rapid City.
Thursday, December 9, 2021
A pair of South Dakota Mines students have won the eighth annual Butterfield Cup. The competition is part of the university’s CSC 340 software engineering course and has a history of turning student ideas into start-up companies.
Tuesday, December 7, 2021
The eighth annual CEO Business Plan Competition at South Dakota Mines was held on Saturday with first place and the $4,000 grand prize going to Kim Yip Chiok for his business Solar Nanotech.
Thursday, December 2, 2021
South Dakota Mines Ph.D. student Laura Brunmaier has won a prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship (GRFP) totaling $130,000 to continue her work in biomedical engineering. 
Monday, November 29, 2021
Community members are invited to vote on their favorite trees at the annual holiday Parade of Trees from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, Dec. 1-3, in the Surbeck Center at South Dakota Mines. This year, the annual Parade of Trees event is also a fundraiser for local charities.  
Wednesday, November 17, 2021
Dr. Richard Gowen, who was among the most impactful leaders in the history of South Dakota Mines, passed away on Friday, Nov. 12, 2021, at the age of 86. Read his full obituary.
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