New Sights to See at Widener’s Homecoming

August 30, 2012

With fall almost here, that means Homecoming — scheduled for Oct. 5-7 — is on the near horizon.  This year, there are many new sights to see on campus, including the Bown Dome Sculpture Garden, which will be the site for several key events, as well as the new Widener Pride sculpture in front of Founders Hall.

The Bown Dome Sculpture Garden, an expansive green space behind Old Main that features 36 Japanese Zelkova trees and is centered by a 56-foot-tall dome sculpture, was made possible by a $1.2 million gift from Widener University Trustee Tom Bown ’67 and his wife, Bonnie.  A welcome back reception, brunch, a post-game reception, and the Widener and PMC alumni dinner bash will be held in the garden during Homecoming. Click here for the complete schedule.

The new sculpture in front of Founders Hall is a bronze pride of lions including a  male, a female, and a lion cub.  The sculpture — created by artists Carl McCleskey and Betsy Scott of Wildlife Bronze in Cloudland, Ga. — was unveiled after the Freshman Convocation that was held in the Bown Dome Sculpture Garden (pictured above). Click here to see a slideshow that features both the new garden and the Widener Pride sculpture.


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