• Services for Dr. William Waack

    Posted: Jan 18, 2018
    It is with sadness that we share news of the passing
    of Dr. William L. Waack. 

    William “Bill” Waack, 89, of Cedar Falls died Friday, January 12, 2018 at Western Home Communities Nation Cottage.

    He was born September 25, 1928, in Clinton County, Iowa, son of Lester and Naomi Waack and was united in marriage to Beryl Grace Malmanger. 

    Bill graduated from DeWitt High School in 1945. He received his B.A. at Iowa State Teachers College (UNI) in Cedar Falls in 1949; his M.A. at the University of Iowa in 1957; and his Ph.D. at the University of Iowa in 1982. He taught in Clinton and Keokuk, Iowa; Maywood and Evanston, Illinois; and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, before coming to the University of Northern Iowa, where he taught for 20 years. He was a member of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Cedar Falls and served in various positions, with particular emphasis on Christian education. He was also a member of the Cedar Falls Kiwanis Club.

    Survived by: his wife and several nephews.

    Preceded in death by: his son, Craig S. Waack; and his brother, Richard Waack.

    Family directed funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 21 at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, Cedar Falls. Committal services will be held at a later date in Evergreen Cemetery, Grand Mound, Iowa.
    Richardson Funeral Service is assisting the family. 

    Memorials may be directed to Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, Cedar Falls or Cedar Bend Humane Society.

    Remembrances and condolences can be left at the online guestbook at www.richardsonfuneralservice.com
  • Happy New Year!

    Posted: Jan 01, 2018
    Happy New Year to all from your Price Lab History team!

    We hope you'll take some time in this new year to help us in our efforts by contributing your photos and memories.

    You can email us at pricelabhistory@gmail.com or submit your stories through our website: 

    We'd love to hear from you!

    Did you know we have an email newsletter?

    In addition to our social media posts and website we also send our updates out by email.  You can sign up here: Subscribe and help us reach those lab schoolers that may not be on facebook by sharing the subscribe link or encouraging them to visit pricelabhistory.org.

    Wishing you all a wonderful 2018!

  • Monday Memory - 1970 Faculty Members

    Posted: Nov 27, 2017
    On Friday we shared this photo and asked how many faculty you could name. Today we're posting the photo with the caption but all we have is the list. We need your help to ensure we have the right name with the right individual. Can you help? We'd love to be able to list their names by row.

    Shown in the photo are: L. Schwandt, M. Schmidt, D. Neson, M. Schools, K. Butzier, W. Gohman, N. Teig, C. Harper, M. Fink, M. Vanderbeek, W. Aurand, J. Wagner, J. Kelly, J. Welch, F. Riechmann, J. Hantula, K. McIntyre, L. Rainey, P. Nelson, W. Wengert, W. Bader, J. Tarr, R. Strub.

    (Click on the photo to see a larger version)

    Do you have special memories involving any of these faculty members?
    Be sure to


  • Monday Memory - Mystery Solved!

    Posted: Nov 13, 2017
    Our Monday post for this week is the answer to Friday's mystery post.

    How many did you get right?

    According to the 1998 yearbook caption for this photo, our NU swimmers are freshman Erin McElligatt, Courtney Gilliam, and Betsy Driscoll on the left with seniors Emily Lieder and Beth Koch on the right.

    You can read the entire 1998 yearbook by following the link from our
    MPLS Annuals page.

    And don't forget to

    We'd love to hear from you!
  • Monday Memory - "The NUHS Pool"

    Posted: Oct 30, 2017
    Swimming pools and ... canoes?

    According to this memory from Ann Becker, it was true at least once!

    In "The NUHS Pool", Ann shares about spending time in the pool outside of regular school hours and the added adventure of being sure they'd get "caught".

    Were you one of the PLS students that learned to swim in this pool? 
    What are some of your favorite memories?

  • Monday Memory - A 1st Amendment School

    Posted: Oct 16, 2017
    In 2005, Malcolm Price Laboratory School was one of 5 schools nationwide that were selected to receive the First Amendment Project Schools Award, joining 16 other schools that had been previously selected.

    First Amendment Schools (FAS) is a national reform initiative that is dedicated to the teaching and practice of the rights and responsibilities of freedom of speech, freedom of press, freedom of religion, freedom to petition, and freedom to assemble.  First Amendment Schools are shaped by four guiding principles: democratic freedom, rights and responsibilities, community engagement, and active citizenship.

    You can read more about First Amendment Schools and the Lab School's award on our website: First Amendment Schools

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