• 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.
  • Monday Memory - New Construction Projects Announced, 1946

    Posted: Jan 29, 2018

    In 1945 the state Teachers College proposed three new buildings to meet the needs of the post-war era. The first expenditure from state funds for capital improvements in almost 20 years. Among the proposed construction was a new laboratory school to be built on the north end of campus. Initial plans called for a two-story Campus School building, with two wings joined by a central section. With larger classrooms to allow space for both campus school and college students, the early plans also included school gardens for use in agricultural experiments and by classes in biology, botany and general science.

    You can read the full article on the construction projects from the January 4, 1946 issue of "The College Eye" by following this link: https://indexuni.library.uni.edu/sites/default/files/ni/1945/00000075.jpg
  • 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!
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