Something monumental is coming to the University of Nebraska at Omaha campus to commemorate the UNO Alumni Association’s 100th anniversary!
For years, UNO students have dreamed of having a mascot statue as a rallying point on campus. In its 100th year, the Alumni Association is making that dream a reality, bringing to campus the “Maverick Monument” — an 8-foot-high, 1,500-pound bronze bull symbolizing the determination, pride and success of UNO students and alumni and the opportunities before them.
Created by nationally renowned artist Jocelyn Russell, the monument will be installed amid a new plaza on the UNO campus after it is “unleashed” with a public dedication Sunday, Aug. 24, at 3 p.m. in front of the HPER Building. That will be followed by a free BBQ for all guests.
Russell will be at the unleashing, as will other campus dignitaries and monument donors. All alumni are invited to the free event and the BBQ to follow. Free parking will be available.
Additional details coming soon.