Department of Biology
The department of biology is located in the Schaible Science
Center along with the departments of chemistry, physics,
psychology, sociology, history, political science and urban
studies. Illinois Hall, a 115-seat lecture area with enhanced
acoustics and new technical and electronic capabilities,
recently opened in 2001.
The Schaible Science Center was constructed in 1966 and
recently renovated. It was dedicated as the Schaible Science
Center in 1994 for Arthur J. Schaible, class of 1929.
Schaible Science Center
Both entrances to the science
center are located on the north side
of the building.
This entrance is at the east end.
The main entrance, shown
here, is at the west end.
The biology lounge is
and area where biology
students, members of
the honor societies
Alpha Epsilon Delta
and Tri-Beta gather to
meetings, plan events
or just socialize.
Located in room 136, the Schaible Science Center has a
dedicated computer lab for student use. There are both PC
and MAC computers and all have Internet access.
During the January Term
of 1999, eight students
enrolled in the Wall
Paining and Public Art
course, taught by John
Weber, created a mural in
the main floor hallway of
the Schaible Science
There are over 40
images depicting the
history of scientific
A greenhouse is located on the top floor of the Schaible Science
Center. Students enrolled in botany, plant anatomy and plant
physiology utilize the greenhouse to conduct experiments.
Anatomy & Physiology
In addition to numerous anatomical models and other
resource materials used for the human anatomy
courses, the department has a cadaver as well.
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