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Ask Cam

Cam shows off his heritage

January 22, 2009


I noticed that the Alumni Association moved out of the building on Shields Street. The large Ram sculpture is also gone. Has the sculpture been moved to another place on campus, or is it gone forever? How many Ram sculptures do you know of on campus?

Cam’s answer: Never fear! My Cam family history – and Ram pride – are intact and standing tall on campus! The sculpture you mention was moved to the Morgan Library plaza from the Alumni Association’s former home on Shields Street. The beautiful likeness of me is now more visible than ever and surrounded by lovely landscaping that includes native plants of Colorado. It’s a great new home!

Speaking of native plants, another likeness of your favorite mascot is at the newly replanted atrium in the Natural Resources Building. The sculpture is surrounded by hundreds of newly planted grasses, shrubs and other vegetation that represent our diverse Colorado landscape.

And the mightiest sculpture of them all is Ram Proud, a bronze piece weighing 1,200 pounds and standing 12 feet tall, located north of Moby Arena on the lawn of the Durrell Center.

But wait, there’s more! Gary Voss, chairman of the Department of Art and a noted sculptor himself, tells me that a new Ram sculpture will be placed at Hughes Stadium soon, which will make a grand total of four sculptures of yours truly.

So the next time you’re enjoying a stroll around campus, stop and see the sculptures of your great Ram! Other wonderful sculptures brought to campus through the Sculpturescape program also are located on campus, too. Check them out!