September 19, 2001
See Them... Before They Become Extinct
This weekend is your last chance to see two dinosaur exhibits before they become extinct.
The Great Russian Dinosaurs and the Dinosaurs of Darkness end their six- month run in Rapid City on Sunday, Sept. 2. The exhibits are on display on the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology campus and at the Children’s Science Center in downtown Rapid City.
The exhibits are open 10 a. m. to 4 p. m. Saturday, Sept. 1, and 1 p. m. to 4 p. m. Sunday, Sept. 2.
Admission for the exhibits is $ 3 for a single visit to one of the locations. You may also purchase a $ 5 two- visit pass that allows you to visit both sites.
The exhibits cover more than 10,000- square- feet and include more than 20 complete skeletons, more than 25 skulls and dozens of bones, teeth and other fossils.
The complete skeleton of a 45- foot- long carnivorous tarbosaurus, mounted to show it in full pursuit of a speedy, 12- foot- long ostrich- like dinosaur called gallimimus.
Clutches of dinosaur eggs that show that the largest dinosaurs that ever lived – the long- necked sauropods – began life as hatchlings small enough to hold in your hand.
Skeletons of an adult and baby protoceratops – one of the best- known dinosaurs and the ancestor of the three- horned triceratops.
A collection of mammal- like reptiles that includes a predatory, bear- like reptile with saber teeth, and a warm- blooded, horned reptile the size of a modern rhinoceros.
Fossils from Tech’s Museum of Geology collection.
The exhibit will take visitors on a trip across the threshold of time to a moment millions of years before the earliest dinosaurs, when the planet was cooler and more arid, and the dominant life forms were strange mammal- like reptiles and amphibians. These creatures thrived 245 to 290 million years ago and are the ancestors of all modern mammals.
The trip winds its way through the rise and fall of the dinosaurs. The dinosaurs began their ascendancy only when a mass extinction wiped out 95 percent of all marine species and many of the life forms that lived on land. The dinosaurs ruled the Earth for 100 million years until they met extinction.
The Great Russian Dinosaurs and Dinosaurs of Darkness exhibits tell those stories through what remains of those great ages. Scientists found the fossils during the past 200 years near the Ural Mountains in Russia, in the Gobi Desert in Mongolia and near the North and South poles.
The exhibits are truly world- class. They have been shown at some of the world’s best- known museums, including the Los Angeles County Natural History Museum, the Monash Science Center in Australia, and at museums in Chicago and Philadelphia.
WELCOME WEEK 2001 SCHEDULE
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 3
10: 30 am – 12: 00 pm Contagious Fun
You’re probably wondering just what is Contagious Fun? Contagious Fun is the best part of Welcome Week, but if you want to know what it is you’ll have to come! Be prepared for fun activities that will help you meet your classmates and your Orientation Leader.
2: 00 pm – 3: 30 pm Major in Success
Classroom Building 204
Troy Stende presents a can’t miss seminar to teach you the ways to be a successful and prosperous student in your college career. If you liked him after Contagious Fun, you’ll love him after this seminar!
3: 45 pm – 4: 45 pm Student Success Workshops ( choose one)
Getting Involved on Campus, Classroom Building 204
Leadership Development Team ( LDT)
One of the easiest ways to boost your GPA, make friends and develop leadership skills is by getting involved on campus. Members of LDT will show you how easy it is to find a group that you are interested in joining!
Finding a Part Time Job, Classroom Building 205
Darrell Sawyer, Director of Career Planning, Placement and Co- op Education
Let’s face it - college doesn��t pay for itself. Even with scholarships, loans, and help from families, many Tech students work part- time. At this session you will learn how to search for jobs both on and off campus, as well as some valuable job- seeking strategies.
Laundry 101, Palmerton Laundry Room ( basement)
Reeny Wilson, Director of Residence Life and Judicial Affairs You don’t want to be the one on your wing with pink underwear! Find out how easy doing laundry is, and how to avoid some of the many common laundry mistakes.
So You Couldn’t Come to Orientation this Summer? Bump Lounge, Surbeck Center
We know the first few days can be a little disorienting, so come to this session to get your feet back under you. At this special session you will have the opportunity to meet with Orientation Leaders who will answer any questions you may have about coming to Tech.
5: 00 pm – 7: 00 pm Dinner with your Orientation Leader and Entertainment
Enjoy a delicious homestyle meal with your new friends in your orientation
group and stay for the interactive show with Travelin’ Max! Travelin�� Max goes
for EXTREME participation! The show comes packed with tons of giveaways, prizes, conga lines, contests, dance music, and a diverse selection of songs from the 50’ s to the 90’ s. You’ll also meet some of our student athletes, learn about campus traditions, and get your beanie.
7: 00 pm – 8: 00 pm Student Life Skits
New Gym, King Center
Drugs, Alcohol, Date Rape, Diversity, Parties, Studying, Roommates, Dating, Parents. The list is endless when it comes to issues that today’s college students face. The Orientation Leaders have prepared a series of brief skits ( and present them with Oscar caliber performances!) of how these issues may affect you here at Tech. Don’t miss this important program!
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4
10: 00 am – 3: 00 pm Student Organization Fair
Front Lawn of the Surbeck Student Center
Sponsored by the Leadership Development Team
Find out how to get involved in one of the many student organizations at Tech, and enjoy a snow cone.
11: 00 am – 1: 30 pm Non- Trad Student Lunch ( only for Non- Traditional Students)
Bump Lounge, Surbeck Student Center
In addition to meeting other new non- traditional students, you will have the opportunity to meet with members of Alpha Sigma Lambda, the non- traditional honor society. There will also be a number of campus administrators and faculty on hand to answer any questions you may have and to provide you with information about services and resources available to you.
5: 00 pm- 6: 30 pm President’s Picnic: The Hardrocker Cafe
The Quad Dr. and Mrs. Gowen invite you to join them for an evening of good food, fun music, and excellent company. Wear your best rock- n- roll duds and get into the spirit of the occasion.
6: 30 pm – 8: 00 pm TONITE Entertainer: Steve Byrne, Comedian
Under the Arches
Sponsored by Tech’s Outrageous New Initiative for Total Entertainment
Steve Byrne’s wacky antics and wisecracks will have you laughing until your sides hurt.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5
4: 00 pm - 5: 00 pm What Every Woman Needs to Know about Going to College
Classroom Building 204 E/ W
This session is designed to address the needs of our female students and will include topics such as responsible alcohol use, date rape, self esteem, and campus resources.
4: 00 pm - 5: 00 pm What Every Man Needs to Know about Going to College
Chemistry Building 228
This session is designed to address the needs of our male students and will include topics such as responsible alcohol use, date rape, self esteem, and campus resources.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6
6: 00 pm – 7: 30 pm Interfraternity Council ( IFC) BBQ
Canyon Lake Park
Members of the Interfraternity Council invite you to be their guests at this traditional
cookout. All students are welcome, whether or not you are interested in joining a Greek Organization. Meet at the Surbeck Student Center if you need a ride or directions.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8
9: 00 pm – 12: 00 am Welcome Back Dance
Under the Arches
It’s the first big party of the year – so come down and enjoy yourself. The live band Fade 2 Shade will be performing, so you won’t want to miss it!
Tech M- Week Activities
The South Dakota School of Mines and Technology’s M- Week, a weeklong Homecoming celebration, already is in full gear.
Here’s a list of events that may be of interest to you.
Wednesday, Sept. 12, Noon: Quad Games, in the Quad.
Thursday, Sept. 13
7 p. m.: Homecoming Royalty Coronation, Surbeck Center Ballroom.
Following Coronation: Homecoming Bonfire, parking lot between Surbeck Center and the Library.
Friday, Sept. 14
11 a. m.: Homecoming Parade, downtown Rapid City.
Noon: Freshmen meet at Surbeck Center for trip to M- Hill to whitewash the “ M.”
Saturday, Sept. 15
1 p. m.: Homecoming football game vs. Jamestown, O’Harra Stadium
9 p. m.: M- Day Dance, Memorial Park Band Shelter, downtown Rapid City
Prayer Service at 1 p. m. Today
The Campus Ministry Pastors at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology will host a prayer service at 1 p. m. today, Tuesday, September 11, in the Surbeck Center Ballroom. Today’s attacks have prompted the service.
The public is invited.
Tech M- Week Activities Rescheduled
The M- Week Committee at The South Dakota School of Mines and Technology has rescheduled the remainder of Homecoming Week activities because of this week's events in New York City and Washington, D. C. The Hardrocker football team still will play Jamestown at 1 p. m. Saturday at O'Harra Stadium. Other activities, including the tradition of whitewashing " M" Hill, will be delayed until the week of Sept. 24.
" In light of all that's happened, we think this is the best decision," Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students Dr. Patricia Mahon said. " M- Week is designed to be a week of fun activities, traditions and building school spirit. The thoughts and prayers of our students, staff and faculty are with the victims of this week's attacks and their families."
M- Week, Student Association and other student groups have scheduled a candle light vigil for Thursday, Sept. 13, at 7 p. m. in Surbeck Student Center Ballroom, which will allow everyone to come together.
DAC- 10 Athletics Still Scheduled
Dr. Jerald Tunheim, President of the DAC- 10 Board of Directors and President of Dakota State University, consulted with the university presidents in the DAC- 10 conference regarding the status of this weekend’s DAC- 10 athletic contests. The presidents decided to continue with all originally scheduled athletic events.
“ It was a difficult decision, as our thoughts and payers continue to be with everyone involved in the tragedy of last Tuesday,” said Tech President Dr. Richard Gowen. “ The decision to continue the sports events of this weekend reflects the recognition of the need to balance our feelings of grief with the need to begin the process of rebuilding for our future.”
Tech plays Jamestown at 1: 00 p. m. Saturday at O’Harra Stadium, and is planning to conduct a minute of silence for individual prayer and reflection.
Candlelight Vigil At Tech Tonight
Members of the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology faculty, staff, and student body will hold a candlelight vigil at 8: 30 p. m. today, Tuesday, Sept. 18, at The Arch on the Tech campus. Members of the public are invited to attend. The vigil is being held to commemorate the victims of last week’s terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, D. C.
The vigil is being held in conjunction with others in communities across the United States. People are asked to step outside and light candles at 10: 30 p. m. EST.
We would appreciate your making this announcement and providing any coverage possible.
Tech Career Fair Today More than 80 companies from around the country will be on the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology campus today to recruit Tech students for full- time employment and for internships.
The Career Fair will be held from 9 a. m. to noon and from 1 p. m. to 4 p. m. today, Tuesday, Sept. 18, in the Surbeck Student Center Ballroom.
More than 92 percent of Tech students are either working in their career fields or pursuing advance degrees within three months of graduation. Tech grads average annual starting salaries of more than $ 46,000 and work for some of the best- known companies in the country.
The media is invited to attend.
Kids Can Howl At The Moon Sept. 21
The Children’s Science Center in Rapid City invites children ages 6 to 12 to an overnight program Friday, Sept. 22.
The event’s theme is Black Hills Wildlife. Children will be able to see up close mountain lion cubs that Bear Country USA will bring to the Science Center. Children will participate in other activities and games and will be able to use the Center’s interactive exhibits. Science Center staff will serve snacks and a continental breakfast.
Parents can drop off their children at 7 p. m. Friday, Sept. 21, and pick them up at 8 a. m. Saturday, Sept. 22.
Space is limited and previous overnight programs have filled. Register by calling 394- 6996. The program fee is $ 25 for Science Center members and $ 27.50 for non- members.
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