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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
( March 11, 1998)
MULTI- CULTURAL EXPO 98 TO BE HELD AT SDSM& T MARCH 27- 28
" THE WORLD IS COMING TO SOUTH DAKOTA - CULTURAL EXPO 98" will be hosted by groups from the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology and National American University on March 27 - 28,1998. This multi- cultural festival will be held in the Surbeck Center Ballroom on SDSM& T's campus.
Over 500 students from local and regional schools are scheduled to visit the cultural exhibits on Friday, March 27, between 9: 30 a. m. and 3: 00 p. m. In additional to educational exercises and opportunities, games and crafts also will be offered by the various cultures represented at the festival.
On Saturday, March 28, the cultural exposition is open to the general public between 10: 00 a. m. and 2: 30 p. m. A sampling of native foods will be offered for a nominal charge on Saturday from 11: 30 a. m. to 1: 30 p. m. Cultural entertainment including dancing and singing also will take place between 11: 30 a. m. and 1: 00 p. m. on Saturday.
Cultural displays from Norway, India, China, Japan, Zambia, Brazil, Bangladesh, Ecuador, and the American Indian Science and Engineering Society ( AISES) will be exhibited on both Friday and Saturday. There is no charge to visit the exhibits.
This annual event is sponsored by international students, AISES, the Ivanhoe International Center, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, and National American University. SDSM& T and National American University work jointly to encourage multi- cultural activities which promote friendship and cultural exchange between people of different countries and cultures.
Schools interested in attending the March 27th activities are requested to make reservations by March 24. Community groups also are invited to participate in the CULTURAL EXPO 98" activities. For additional information, contact the SDSM& T Ivanhoe International Center at 394- 6884 or National American University at 394- 4827.
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[ MEDIA ADVISORY: The Cultural Expo offers many good photo opportunities, especially on Friday morning, March 27, while area students visit the exhibits.]
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