Lindquist Center

Lindquist Center

 

 

 

 

 

lindquist center

Everet LindquistEveret F. Lindquist (left, and Al Hieronymus, right; photo courtesy UI College of Education)
1901 - 1978

Achievements:

  • Lindquist earned a Ph.D. from the State University of Iowa in 1927
  • Professor of education at the University of Iowa from 1927 - 1969
  • Best known as the creator of the ACT and other standardized tests
  • In 1929 he developed a set of tests that evolved in to the Iowa Test of Basic Skills
  • In 1959, he introduced the ACT, an examination to test students on practical knowledge rather than cognitive reasoning examined on the SAT
  • He set aside the profits from the Iowa Test for a fund dedicated to capital improvement and education-based research. Those resources were instrumental in the construction of the center that bears his name and has housed the University computer center and College of Education since its opening
  • He was also named one of Iowa City's "Fabulous 150" by the Iowa City Press Citizen
  • Additional information

Description of facility:
Lindquist Center is a particularly fitting commemoration of Everet F. Lindquist’s contributions to the University of Iowa. He set aside the profits from the Iowa Test for a fund dedicated to capital improvement and education-based research. Those resources were instrumental in the construction of the center that bears his name and has housed the University computer center and College of Education since its opening. The courtyard of the Lindquist Center hosts one of the most noteworthy works of sculpture on the UI campus, Louise Nevelson’s Voyage

Address: 240 South Madison Street
Year built: 1972
Additional building information and map: Lindquist Center

 

Lindquist Center