**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
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.