Bethany College is planning numerous activities for Nov. 1-2 in celebration of National Bison Day.
From 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Nov. 1 students will be able to
decorate bison shaped cookies in the cafeteria and Bethany College mascot
Boomer the Bison will be available during meals for pictures and to
encourage students, faculty and staff to “vote bison.”
The “vote bison” campaign is part of an
initiative sponsored by the International Buffalo Council, the National
Bison Association and the Wildlife Conservation Society that aims to see
the bison elected as the national mammal. The initiative believes
the iconic bison is impeccably qualified to join the bald
eagle as a symbol of the United States. As the largest land
mammal in the country, the bison helped shape the Great Plains and the
lifestyle of the Native Americans who lived there. Bison have been
important for centuries to history and culture, and today, they live in
all 50 states. Bethany College and its long-standing tradition as a bison
community is proud to be a partner of this campaign. More information can
be found at www.votebison.org.
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