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Governor Dayton declares Sept. 23 'Goldy Gopher Day'

Proclamation to be read during statue unveiling ceremony today

September 23, 2013

What: Governor Mark Dayton declares Sept. 23 Goldy Gopher Day
When:  Monday, Sept. 23, 2013 at 12:00 p.m.
Where:  Coffman Memorial Union, 300 Washington Ave. S.E., Minneapolis

Governor Mark Dayton has declared today, Monday, Sept. 23 as Goldy Gopher Day.

University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler will read the proclamation at Goldy’s Homecoming Kickoff at noon at Coffman Memorial Union’s Front Plaza, as the six-foot tall bronzed Goldy statue is unveiled. Coffman Memorial Union is located at 300 Washington Ave. S.E., Minneapolis.

The Goldy statue was designed and sculpted by artist Nicholas Legeros. Legeros, graduated from the U of M with a Masters in Fine Arts. He has sculpted several statues around the Twin Cities Metro area. The Goldy Statue is constructed out of bronze and maroon granite.

The statue is placed outside of Coffman Memorial Union on the East side of the building. 

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