• Featured Faculty, Friends and Administration - Guy W. Wagner

    Posted: Sep 05, 2016

    In 1941, Dr. Guy Wagner became both the new Director of the Laboratory School and Head of the Department of Teaching for the Iowa State Teacher's College. He would return to serve as director of the lab school from 1960 to 1962 after the untimely passing of Dwight Curtis. 

    Of his decision to return to Iowa and his alma mater in 1941 Dr. Wagner said the following: 

    “If the preparation of teachers is as adequate today as it was when I attended here, and I am sure it is, then surely the students are receiving as fine a preparation as could be had in any institution in the country, I sense this is a teachers college where the good and usable in the traditional program is being retained, while at the same time new ideas of merit are being capitalized on.”

    Dr. Wagner did indeed set forth to create and capitalize on new ideas that would advance education at all levels, continuing his contributions long beyond his official retirement.

    You can read our entire profile here: Dr. Guy W. Wagner


  • Featured Faculty, Friends, and Alumni - Ken Butzier

    Posted: Aug 22, 2016
    Kenneth G. Butzier served as speech and drama director at Northern University High School from 1960 till his retirement in 1985. His leadership inspired both university and laboratory students who worked with him and productions during the Butzier/Hale years were always of the highest caliber, widely acclaimed, and fondly remembered. 

    We hope you'll take a few moments to read more about this week's featured faculty and then visit the "Our Memories" to share your stories about Ken Butzier and the Malcolm Price Laboratory School.

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  • Featured Faculty, Friends, and Administration - Diane McCarty

    Posted: Aug 08, 2016
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    Project-based learning (PBL) was a cornerstone of the Laboratory School curriculum and is very well documented in journals and publications where Malcolm Price Laboratory School faculty frequently published articles related to this methodology.  Diane McCarty's fourth-grade classroom was no exception. From 1992 through 1999 Diane regularly published the results of her classroom projects in teacher journals such as K-8 Teaching. 

    Learn more about Project-based learning and this week's featured faculty member on her Price Lab History profile here: Diane McCarty
  • Monday Feature - Friends of MPLS

    Posted: Jul 25, 2016
    This week we expand our Monday feature from faculty and administration to "Friends of MPLS". Recently recognized as one of the Courier's "8 Over 80" honorees, Olabelle Reed always believed in the importance of education and was an outstanding educator, parent and community leader.

    We are proud to feature Olabelle as our first featured "Friend of MPLS".

    You can read our entire profile of Olabelle here: Olabelle Reed

  • Featured Faculty, Friends, and Administration - Les Hale

    Posted: Jul 11, 2016
    As chairman of the music department and director of choral activities at Price Lab  School for 28 years, Dr. Les Hale set a standard for musical performance that his many students carried with them as they moved into careers as professional musicians or pursued other fields of study.  For over two decades he collaborated with Kenneth Butzier on many productions including Annie Get your GunSouth Pacific, Guys and Dolls and Fiddler on the Roof.  Hale and Butzier also collaborated on the Madrigal Dinners that featured the dramatic and musical performances of students from Price Laboratory School.  

    Read more about this week's featured faculty here: Dr. Les Hale

    Then be sure to share your memories of Dr. Hale and your time at Price Lab by visiting the "Our Memories" page at pricelabhistory.org. (You can read and comment on other's memories as well.) We want to hear from you!

    You can watch video of our Alma Mater Song from the plaza dedication on our youtube channel. Click here.
  • Monday Feature: The 2016 All-School Reunion Picnic & MPLS Plaza Dedication

    Posted: Jun 27, 2016
    We are taking a break from our usual Monday feature to highlight this year's All-School Reunion Picnic and the dedication of the Malcolm Price Laboratory School Commemorative Plaza. What a great turnout for both!

    We hope you all had a wonderful time and we thank you for joining us to celebrate the legacy of the lab school and its integral part in the history of the University of Northern Iowa.

    We've updated the reunions page with a few photos from this weekend. If you have photos you'd like to share please email them to us at pricelabhistory@gmail.com

    Be sure to mark your calendars for next year's picnic: June 24th, 2017.

    Hope to see you there!
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