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(S.D.)-Mines Students Pay Tribute To Late President

By: Chris Fankhauser Posted at: 12/07/2012 07:40 AM

     RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) - Students at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology are paying tribute to the late president of their university.
 
     Mines student will unveil a 5-foot by 8-foot charcoal drawing of the late President Robert A. Wharton during a student art exhibit Friday. Wharton died in September of complications from earlier cancer treatments. He was 60 years old.
 
     The drawing features Wharton scaling Antarctica's glacial peaks and was a collaborative effort among students.
 
     It will be hung in the east stairwell of the Classroom Building on campus.
 
     The public is invited to attend the art exhibit, which runs from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Refreshments will be served.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press)


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