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Garage Sale Offers Opportunity to Purchase Pieces of Southwestern University Science History

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    These two whale bones were among the items found when workers cleaned out the 4th floor of the Fondren-Jones Science Building. The bones aren't for sale, but hundreds of other items will be on sale June 28.
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    Creative uses can be found for some of the old scientific equipment that will be for sale June 28, such as using old microscopes as bookends.
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Sale to be held June 28

The public will have the opportunity to purchase pieces of Southwestern University science history when the university holds a garage sale at the Fondren-Jones Science Building on Saturday, June 28.

The garage sale is being held in preparation for the upcoming expansion and renovation of the science building, which is starting this summer.

Items for sale will include furniture; antique physics, biology and chemistry equipment; and scientific glassware. The scientific equipment is not recommended for use, but as antiques. Fossils and stones will be available for free or minimal cost on a first-come, first served basis.

The sale will run from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Items for sale can be found in the following locations:

•First floor: Physics equipment 
•Second floor: Furniture 
•Third floor: Chemistry and biology equipment 

Items may be purchased only with cash or checks.

Parking is available in the lot behind the Roy & Lillie Cullen Building, which is located at the corner of University Avenue and Maple Street.

This summer, Southwestern is starting Phase One of a $25 million project to create a new science center. Phase One of the project involves the construction of a 23,700-square foot addition on the southeast corner of the building. The addition is expected to be completed in time for the spring 2016 semester.