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        The CHEMISTRY BUILDING erected 1961 at a cost of $500,000 was dedicated November 16, 1962. The new building provided a greater opportunity for accelerated progress in chemistry -- both in teaching and research. At the time of the dedication, the Chemistry Department had a faculty composed of ten highly qualified teachers, instructional facilities consisting of nine instructional and research laboratories, two classroom, one large lecture hall, adequate office space and a departmental library.