SWOSU Old Science Building Turns 100 and Special Celebration is Planned October 15-16

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Southwestern Oklahoma State University's oldest building on the Weatherford campus is turning 100 years old.

In honor of the Old Science Building, a special celebration will take place during homecoming activities October 15-16.

Dr. Peter Grant, chair of the celebration committee, said a ceremony will be held Friday, October 15, at 3 p.m. on the south lawn of the building. Everyone is invited. Among the people on the program are SWOSU President Randy Beutler, Weatherford Mayor Mike Brown, SWOSU Provost Blake Sonobe, SWOSU College of Arts and Sciences Dean Radwan Al-Jarrah, SWOSU History Professor John Hayden and Grant.

An open house will also be held from 2-4 p.m. on Friday. Refreshments will follow the 3 p.m. ceremony.

On Saturday, an open house will also be held from 12 noon-2 p.m.               

SWOSU was founded in 1901. In 1908, the Oklahoma Legislature appropriated $100,000 for the construction of the Old Science Building. The three-story building with white Grecian columns sits on a hill overlooking the city of Weatherford. The building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.