• Dr. James Doud - Collaboration and Leadership

    Posted: Jul 29, 2019
    There's a new faculty profile published at Pricelabhistory.org!

    Visit our About MPLS page to see the new profile on elementary school principal and then school director, Dr. Doud.

    While you're here, be sure to visit the Our Memories page to read what others have shared and to submit your stories of the lab school!
  • President and Mrs. (Deno and Jo) Curris Announce Elena Diane Curris Biennial Design Exhibition

    Posted: Sep 15, 2018

    President and Mrs. (Deno and Jo) Cur

    Wish to extend this Personal Invitation to

    UNI Price Laboratory School
    Students, Parents, Staff, Faculty, and Friends

    to join them for the Inaugural

    "Elena Diane Curris Biennial Design Exhibition"

    Monday, October 8th, 2018

    6:00 pm - Lecture  7:00 pm - Exhibition and Reception

    Kamerick Building, Auditorium and Art Gallery

    "It would bring great joy to visit with you again."

    Please visit this link to learn more about the Elena Diane Curris Biennial Design Exhibition

    We would love to share in your remembrances of Elena.
    Please add your stories and memories as a comment below
    and we will share those with Elena's parents.
  • Monday Memory - "Plans Drawn Up for New Campus School" July 1948

    Posted: Apr 16, 2018
    5th in a series.

    In July of 1948 detailed plans were revealed for the new laboratory school to be built at the Teachers College. 

    In this article from "The College Eye" on July 23rd we learned that "The construction would be steel frame with brick and stone trim and a green stone panel between floors." 

    President Malcolm Price is quoted as saying "A campus school at the Teachers college is equivalent to the hospital of a medical school. The teaching laboratory attempts to make provisions for all types of experiences that teachers might have in Iowa schools."

    In addition to the new building, plans were made for the surrounding grounds, including playgrounds for the elementary grades, fields for high school sports, practice tennis courts, practice golf greens, and football and baseball fields with permanent bleachers. The article also stated that plans called for room for botanical gardens.

    Click on the photo above to see a larger version

    Previous posts in this series:

    New Construction Projects Announced

    A 1 Year Delay

    Money Allotted for New Buildings

    New Campus School Planning Underway
  • Monday Memory - "New Campus School Planning Underway"

    Posted: Apr 02, 2018
    Today's Monday Memory takes us back to the timeline for the building of Price Laboratory School at Campus and 19th Streets.

    We saw the new building proposed in late 1945:
    New Construction Projects Announced

    We saw the project delayed by war and subsequent cost increases:
    A 1 Year Delay

    And then on hold again until additional funding was approved:
    Money Allotted for New Buildings

    There would be a further eight month delay, until January of 1948, before President Price could announce that the planning phase of the new Laboratory school at Teachers College was underway.

    The announcement detailed plans for the new building's layout including "...larger classrooms, most of them 22 by 40 feet, in order to allow seating and cloak room space for college classes visiting the school for observation, demonstration,  practice teaching, as well as ample room for the children being instructed."

    (Click the photo above to see a larger version of the article)*

  • Monday Memory - "Money Allotted for New Buildings"

    Posted: Feb 26, 2018
    In late 1945 a new campus school was proposed.
    In early 1946 initial funding was secured.
    Delays pushed the project off until early 1947 when increases in material costs meant the need for additional funding.
    It would be May of 1947 before the Iowa General Assembly would approve the new appropriation for the college's construction projects as we can see in this article from the May 16, 1947 issue of "The College Eye"

    While technically the General Assembly approved a lump sum funding for the State Department of Education to disperse to the state run colleges, President Price was confident the Teachers College would receive the allocation they had requested.

    The College Eye, May 16, 1947(Click on the photo above to see the original & larger versions)

    This is part 3 in the ongoing story of construction of the Price Laboratory School.

    Read Part 1: "New Construction Projects Planned"
    Read Part 2: "A 1 Year Delay"

    Read all our News Archives
  • Monday Memory - A 1 Year Delay

    Posted: Feb 12, 2018
    The path to a new laboratory school building on the north end of campus was not a quick and easy one. While $905,000 for new buildings was approved in late 1945, early 1946, it would be almost another full year, until January of 1947, before the next steps in the process would begin. This delay caused a significant increase in the projected cost of the building projects President Price and the college had planned. President Price returned to the Iowa Legislature to ask for both in increase in the college's budget and an additional $2,066,500 for building projects that included the laboratory school.

    As you can read in this January 10, 1947 issue of "The College Eye", the projects were on hold until the legislature made a decision.

    (Click the photo above to see a larger version.
    Click again on that page to make it large enough to read)

    Of other historical note may be the news that a decision had been made for use of the current laboratory school building once a new campus school was constructed. It was announced that Sabin Hall would be used completely by the music department.
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