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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 19, 2004
Contact: Steve Buchholz, Public Information Manager, 394-6082
Cultural Expo Scheduled At South Dakota Tech
"Cultural Expo 2004 – Celebrating Our Cultural and International Diversity" will be hosted by groups from South Dakota Tech and National American University on Friday, March 26, and Saturday, March 27, at Tech. Local and regional school children are scheduled to attend between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Friday. The general public is invited to attend the Expo between 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Saturday.
Cultural displays from Norway, India, China, the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES), Mongolia and others will be exhibited both days. There is no charge to visit the exhibits. There will be a nominal charge for sampling of native foods, available from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday only. Cultural entertainment, including dancing and singing, will begin at 11:30 am Saturday.
The multi-cultural festival will be held in the Surbeck Center Ballroom at Tech. South Dakota Tech and National American University work jointly to encourage multi-cultural activities which promote friendship and cultural exchange between people of different countries and cultures.
Cultural groups from the community are encouraged to participate in this annual event, sponsored by international students, AISES, the South Dakota Tech Student Association, National American University, International Students Inc., the Ivanhoe International Center, and South Dakota Tech.
For more information, contact Suzi Aadland at Tech’s Ivanhoe International Center at 394-6884 or Misti Merriam at National American University at 394-4827. Visit the Cultural Expo website at http://www.hpcnet.org/Expo.
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