Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Things we’ve learned from J. Denny Beaver

As you may have heard, J. Denny Beaver arrived on the Bluffton campus on June 23, 2010. In the past year we have learned much from our new mascot, such as…

Beavers live in lodges and build dams
It’s very important to know the difference.

One can be buff and lovable at the same time
'nough said.

Have an attitude of quiet confidence
Maybe it’s the muscles or the strut, but J. Denny definitely shows that he’s got it going on. But at the same time he’s everyone’s BFF.

Actions speak louder than words
Body language is the only language J. Denny has, yet he has no problems communicating what he’s feeling, whether that is excitement, friendship, curiosity, etc.

It’s hard to say no when everybody loves you
The response to J. Denny Beaver has been overwhelming. Everybody loves him. Everybody wants him at their event. We’ve created a J. Denny coloring page. There’s soon to be a J. Denny bobble-head (look for him at Homecoming on Oct. 1!)

It is both exhilarating and exhausting to be a Beaver
But the smiles and reactions of kids-of-all-ages make it worth it.

Say cheese!
J. Denny needs to plan extra time-a lot of extra time-when going anywhere because many people will stop him to give a high-five or take a photo.

It’s always a great day to be a Beaver
J. Denny Beaver has brought an excitement to campus that has been wonderful, albeit unexpected.

Thank you J. Denny Beaver, and have a Happy First Birthday!

1 comment:

  1. Happy Birthday, J. Denny Beaver!!

    I'm so pleased to hear of your success over the past year!!

    Here's to many more to come!!!