October 30, 2000
The 14-foot sculpture in front of the Browning Building was created by what Austin Peay faculty member for what purpose and given what name?
Dr. James Diehr, professor of art, created the sculpture as part of Tennessee's Homecoming ‘86 celebration. The “flame” at the top represents the “light of truth.” The bell corresponds to the Liberty Bell, a reference to Browning's being modeled on Independence Hall. The human figure inside represents the men and women who come to the University to learn. The sculpture is called “The Gateway.”