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This building is Jacobson Hall, which also serves as the University's Visitor Center.
When this building was completed in 1919 it served as New Library...
which was the library for the University of Oklahoma.
And it stayed the library until the new library was completed, Bizzell Memorial Library.
After that period, it transitioned into the OU School of Art and when they moved the OU School of Art...
it actually served as the University's first art museum.
So it's interesting when you go inside,
this building has really gone through an evolution and been several different things.
The building is named for Oscar B. Jacobson and Oscar Jacobson, it's interesting,
he actually is responsible for taking Native American art to the international art scene.
He mentored a group of Kiowa artists that are known as the Kiowa Five.
He had them travel to Europe with him and show their art.
And so right here out of Oklahoma, we've really proliferated Native American art nationally.
After the art museum, this building transitioned into the Visitor's Center.
And the Visitor Center is really the jumping off point for all visitors to campus.
We've driven through OU but have never done a campus tour.
Really like the quaintness of it, the size of the University,
and we're excited today to get to hear more about it.
If you're a prospective high school student, you're a potential faculty member,
or you're just someone that wants to come back to campus and check out some of our new buildings...
you can start here at the Visitor Center.
We do everything from give you a parking permit, to give you a campus map,
help get you oriented where you are on the campus and send you out so you can have a successful visit.
Well, we really like the fact that it's a great community,
it's a good sized school,
folks seemed to be pulled together here in this part of Oklahoma.
And just be a great environment for our son to go to college in.
The most important thing they will find here is information.
And when I say information I mean information about several different topics.
Whether it be admissions, and scholarships, and financial aid for the prospective high school student,
or Oklahoma tourism information for someone that's new to the state...
and would like to know about different points of interest and areas that they might find interesting.
So, don't forget! If you're a high school student,
or a campus visitor, in general...
the Visitor's Center in Jacobson Hall should definitely be your first stop.