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posers is also available. In the Jay-Rollins Library the music student will find ample
reference works for study in music history, biography, and appreciation. Annual appro-
priations make possible additions to library and equipment facilities.
PHYSICAL EDUCATION FACILITIES
Long noted for its strong program for the preparation of physical education teachers
and coaches, McMurry made a giant step forward in 1974 with the completion of a Physical
Education Center, a spacious building of modern architecture, standing proudly on the
west side of the campus.
The Center features modern health and physical education facility units, including a
synthetic playing floor for numerous indoor sports such as badminton, basketball, vol-
leyball, et cetera. The two-story Center incorporates class and conference rooms and
laboratories for both instructional and individually-oriented health fitness activities. There
are separate, tiled dressing rooms for students, for staff and faculty, and for varsity and
junior-varsity basketball squads, complete with lockers, and equipment storage-issue
rooms. Conditioning, first aid and injury care rooms are included, along with a Sun-Deck
off the second floor for sunning and for a variety of modified outdoor activities.
Indian Stadium, located south of Indian Gym and the Fieldhouse, offers a six-lane all-
weather track for intercollegiate and intramural sports encircling a recently improved
football field with expanded lighting, and the usual support facilities.
For many years McMurry College has striven to provide good facilities for the effective
teaching of sciences. In addition to good physical facilities for the teaching of science,
students will find at McMurry College a strong science faculty eager to help any student
prepare himself or herself for a career in science, medicine, dentistry, or related profes-
The biology laboratories are well equipped for the courses offered for the undergraduate
major in biology. Binocular dissecting microscopes and compound microscopes equipped
with oil immersion objectives are available in addition to standard student microscopes.
A large file of permanent microscope slides is owned by the department. Large numbers
of specimens of representative plants and animals are provided for our students to give
them a personal acquaintance with the anatomy and physiology of plant and animal types.
A natural history collection consisting of mammals, insects, and plants is being developed.
Equipment for the effective teaching of biology includes: an autoclave, incubators, cen-
trifuge, water baths, kymographs with accessories, physiographs, a scintillation counter,
several human skeletons, a growth chamber, and a plant mobile. A greenhouse provides
additional facilities for botanical and ecological studies.
The Chemistry Department maintains a series of laboratories which provide space for
general, organic, analytical, inorganic, and physical chemistry, for several advanced
courses, and for research work conducted in the department. A variety of services is
available in each of the laboratories, and all laboratories are served by a central stockroom
containing a large assortment of both chemicals and apparatus. Permanent equipment of
the department includes analytical balances, furnaces, ovens, constant temperature baths,
vacuum pumps, an electro-deposition apparatus, polarimeters, refractometers, colorim-
eters, a variety of spectro-photometers including instruments for infrared and ultraviolet
radiations, potentiometers, gravitometers, gas chromatographs, and other specialized in-
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McMurry College. Bulletin of McMurry College, 1989-1990, book, May 1989; Abilene, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth86230/m1/19/: accessed August 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting McMurry University Library.