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**For Immediate Release**
World War II Memorial Planned
-released by OPSU Campus Communications 09-07-06
by Marcus Mallard

Goodwell, Okla. — Students enrolled in Oklahoma Panhandle State University’s “Problems in Mural Painting” course have planned a new World War II memorial project to accentuate the existing memorial located on the northeast corner of the Marvin E. McKee Library. Entitled “Sacrifices at Home and Abroad,” the mural will detail the story of a farming family suffering through the travesty of war. The class introduces a new experience to OPSU because it is the first time students have collaborated to establish a permanent monument on campus.

The class began last spring, and the students and instructor planned to complete the mural in one semester, but due to the complexity of the project, the class was extended into the fall semester. Instructor Brent Shoulders and classmates Hector Cobos, Emanuel DeHerrera, Marcus Mallard, and Antonio Martinez will create the mural on three aluminum panels, each over ten feet high. Two of the panels are five feet wide and the middle panel is over ten feet wide. The panels will be riveted to an iron frame that will be secured to the northeast corner of the library.

The mural has been made possible through generous donations from the Guymon American Legion, the OPSU Alumni Association, the OPSU Student Senate, and President David Bryant.

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