Oct 29, 2013
 

USD Mortar Board honor society hosts Trick or Trot 5K fundraiser

VERMILLION, S.D. -- Mortar Board at the University of South Dakota is hosting a Halloween-themed race to raise money for its national project, “Reading is Leading.”
 

Mortar Board is hosting its second annual Trick or Trot 5K Run/Walk at 10 a.m. on Nov. 3 at Prentis Park in Vermillion. Participants are encouraged to wear their favorite Halloween costumes and awards will be presented for Best Individual Costume and Best Group Costume. There will also be a pumpkin smash for $2.

The event is open to all USD students, faculty, staff and Vermillion residents. Preregistration for the event is $10 and registration the day of the race is $12. Participants can also donate books for $2 off registration costs, but all book donations are appreciated. Proceeds and books received will be donated to Vermillion elementary schools to improve children’s literacy.

Mortar Board is a National Honor Society recognizing seniors for their outstanding scholarship, leadership and service. Members are elected during the second semester of their junior year through an application process. Students must have shown substantial campus leadership and at least a 3.2 GPA. Mortar Board selects up to 35 new members each year.

For more information, please contact Mortar Board president Cassie Bartlett at cassie.bartlett@coyotes.usd.edu or (605) 595-7077. Preregistration forms are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 1 to MUC 219 or by email.

 
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Founded in 1862, The University of South Dakota is designated as the only public liberal arts university in the state and is home to a comprehensive College of Arts and Sciences, School of Education, School of Health Sciences, the state's only School of Law, School of Medicine, the accredited Beacom School of Business and the College of Fine Arts. It has an enrollment of more than 10,200 students taught by more than 400 faculty members. More information is available at www.usd.edu/press/news.

This material is available in an alternate format upon request. Please contact University Relations at 605-677-5759. If you are a person with a disability and need a special accommodation to fully participate in any university activity or event, please contact Disability Services at 605-677-6389 as soon as possible, but no later than 48 hours before the event, so that appropriate arrangements may be made.
 

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The University of South Dakota
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phillip.carter@usd.edu
 
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