• 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"

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  • 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.

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    Wishing you all a wonderful 2018!

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