The exploding square was developed by a marketing company in Norman. They told me that a company owning outdoor billboards provided public service use of their billboards when not in use for profit. All we had to pay for was the paper. In any case, there were a number of billboards around the state (usually in remote areas). The slogan - OCLA is Turned On - may not have been a good choice during the early sixties. They gave me some miniatures of the billboard, and I still have one - probably the only one in existence.
To cover the whole experience would require a book, but perhaps a few words can sum it up:
It was, after all is said and done, a love affair. Helen Holland, Chair of the Board or Regents, sent me materials describing the experimental liberal arts college being created in Chickasha, and I fell in love with the vision. What could not have been anticipated occurred. Once on the campus, the love of the vision was transformed into love of the reality, especially love for the students. I like to think that love was returned and I will never forget the night that I resigned and the students, carrying candles, came and sat on the lawn at our home.
Few people have the opportunity to live their dream. I had that experience, however brief it may have been, at OCLA.