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Username Post: The Bison is Moving        (Topic#20367)
KenZ 
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07-05-17 03:31 PM - Post#230532    

Anyone know why?

https://mobile.twitter.com/Bucknell_Bison/status /8...

 
Bison137 
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The Bison is Moving
07-05-17 04:32 PM - Post#230533    
    In response to KenZ

I saw that, but have no answer. It seems like a terrible move. That location was perfect and it has been there for many decades. It is often used by visitors as a picture spot. It was a gift of the Class of 1941 iirc. There may not be any remaining members of that class to object to what is happening to their gift. Now their statue will apparently be hidden in the back of campus.

Edit: I see one new tweet that implies a bigger Bison statue is coming to that location. I hope that is correct.




Edited by Bison137 on 07-05-17 04:35 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
Bison54 
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Re: The Bison is Moving
07-05-17 04:58 PM - Post#230534    
    In response to Bison137

hopefully the Unicorn status will be repaired


 
BisonRoadWarrior 
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Re: The Bison is Moving
07-05-17 05:15 PM - Post#230536    
    In response to Bison137

  • Bison137 Said:
I see one new tweet that implies a bigger Bison statue is coming to that location. I hope that is correct.

Please quote it or link to it.


 
Bison137 
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07-05-17 05:49 PM - Post#230537    
    In response to BisonRoadWarrior

It's a tweet from a Bison softball player, and I have no idea of its accuracy:

"I've been saying they need a bigger bison in front of the KLARC for four years. Thank you Bucknell for listening to my complaint."





 
jkrun80 
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07-05-17 06:36 PM - Post#230539    
    In response to Bison137

  • Bison137 Said:
It's a tweet from a Bison softball player, and I have no idea of its accuracy:

"I've been saying they need a bigger bison in front of the KLARC for four years. Thank you Bucknell for listening to my complaint."




Yes, one of the Bucknell art professors has created a new, larger Bison statue that will take the place of the old one. The old one is being moved (or has been) to the patio of the new MacDonald Commons building.

 
Paulie777 
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The Bison is Moving
07-05-17 07:59 PM - Post#230542    
    In response to jkrun80

This is one of the proposals. Its either bronze or aluminum.

http://www.charlesbergenstudios.com/bucknell-bison

Apparently its going to have a base for photo's and pep rallys.

I cannot verify if this is in fact the one but it seems legit.

Edited by Paulie777 on 07-05-17 08:10 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
Bison7882 
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07-05-17 08:24 PM - Post#230544    
    In response to Paulie777

Hopefully, they will replace his missing left horn. He had been missing a horn for several years but I noticed during reunion weekend that he had them both. I don't know what happened since then!

 
BisonRoadWarrior 
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07-05-17 10:07 PM - Post#230546    
    In response to Bison7882

In response to several comments on the Bucknell Facebook page expressing misgivings and disappointment, the university posted this: "A new 6-foot-at-shoulder bison statue, a gift from the Class of 1975, will be installed in the KLARC U and celebrated at Homecoming."


 
Raymond Bucknell 
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07-06-17 12:12 AM - Post#230549    
    In response to BisonRoadWarrior

To confuse the incoming students, not only have we added a MacDonald to compete with McDonnell Hall, but we've moved a large, roaming monument across campus.

 
nitlion 
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07-06-17 08:28 AM - Post#230550    
    In response to Raymond Bucknell

I was working at the KLARC on Wed, and got to talk to the "Bison" movers, an interesting number , the old statue weighs 15,000 pounds. The 7 1/2 ton beast as stated is being relocated and a new larger replacement, will replace it at the KLARC. Hard to imagine the number of photo's that have been taken over the years, as perspective students and their parents visited the campus, the old Bison has stood his post with honor.

 
Bison89 
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Re: The Bison is Moving
07-06-17 09:45 AM - Post#230551    
    In response to KenZ

  • KenZ Said:


Maybe Bison Road Warrior had something to do with it. He likes to roam about.
'RAY FOR THE ORANGE AND THE BLUE!


 
Paulie777 
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07-06-17 09:45 AM - Post#230552    
    In response to nitlion

  • nitlion Said:
the old Bison has stood his post with honor.



I agree with this. Considering its proximity to the entrance, this Bison has to be the most well placed and iconic sculpture on campus and has carried itself well. As far as sculptures goes, this to me is the main one, then there are a few phallic stone monuments well placed, and a Gauguin knockoff between Carnegie and the career center and not much more. There is almost a lack of sculptures on campus, which is better than too many in my view. The open space next to Coleman and above admissions has alway been conspicuously lacking of a sculpture of some sort.

 
Bison54 
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07-06-17 08:45 PM - Post#230567    
    In response to Paulie777

The fountain was better than a sculpture.


 
res 
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07-07-17 09:07 AM - Post#230573    
    In response to Bison54

  • Bison54 Said:
The fountain was better than a sculpture.



Agreed, except for its unfortunate habit of leaking into Freas. It's a shame they couldn't come up with an economical way to fix or replace it.


 
KenZ 
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The Bison is Moving
08-31-17 05:36 PM - Post#232531    
    In response to res

now at its new home

https://mobile.twitter.com/BucknellU/status/9033 64...

 
Bison137 
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08-31-17 05:42 PM - Post#232533    
    In response to KenZ

But when is the new Bison arriving at the traditional location in front of the KLC?




 
Bison7882 
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08-31-17 06:34 PM - Post#232534    
    In response to Bison137

Sounds like not til Homecoming. I regret the gap period and hope they make a big deal about the installation of the replacement. I also really hope the replacement is impressive. On CBS College Sports broadcasts they often show the Bison statue.

 
KenZ 
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09-14-17 09:32 AM - Post#232831    
    In response to Bison7882

new bison on the range

https://mobile.twitter.com/BucknellU/status/9083 04...

 
BisonRoadWarrior 
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09-15-17 10:18 AM - Post#232854    
    In response to KenZ

A couple photos:
https://twitter.com/Bucknell_WSOC/status/ 908352876...

https://twitter.com/TRossBrothers1/status /90838078...

 
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