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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 30, 2000
SD TECH & NAU GEAR UP FOR CULTURAL EXPO 2000
" CULTURAL EXPO 2000-- Exploring the World and Celebrating Our Cultural Diversity in the New Millennium" will be hosted by groups from the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology and National American University on April 14- 15, 2000. This multi- cultural festival will be held in the Surbeck Center Ballroom on SDSM& T’s campus. National American University and the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology work jointly to encourage multi- cultural activities that promote friendship and cultural exchange between people of different countries and cultures.
Local and regional school children are scheduled to attend between the hours of 9: 00 am and 3: 00 pm on Friday, April 14, 2000. The general public is invited to attend the Expo on Saturday, April 15, 2000 between the hours of 10: 30 am and 2: 30 pm.
Cultural displays from Norway, Japan, India, Brazil, China, Zambia, the American Indian Science and Engineering Society ( AISES), and the Latin American Social Club will be exhibited on both Friday and Saturday. There is no charge to visit the exhibits. There will be a nominal charge for sampling of native foods, which will be available from 11: 30 am to 2: 00 pm on Saturday only. Cultural entertainment including dancing and singing will take place between 11: 30 am and 1: 00 pm on Saturday.
Cultural groups from the community are encouraged to participate in this annual event, which is sponsored by international students, AISES, the Student Association at SDSM& T, National American University, the Ivanhoe International Center, and the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology. For further information, please contact the Ivanhoe International Center at 394- 6884 or National American University at 394- 4827.
MEDIA NOTE: Over 500 children of all ages from area schools will be attending the Expo on Friday, April 14, 2000. The majority of them will be in attendance between 9: 00 and 11: 00 AM.
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