Morningside awarded grant by Missouri River Historical Development

Aug 19, 2020 • Business, Honors & Awards
UPS Auditorium at Morningside College
Pictured: UPS Auditorium following renovation. The grant from MRHD provided funding for aesthetic and technological updates to the 45-year-old auditorium.

Sioux City, IA – Morningside College received a grant for $50,000 from Missouri River Historical Development (MRHD) for the renovation of the UPS Auditorium in the Robert M. Lincoln Center on the Morningside campus. The renovations were completed in the summer of 2020.

Morningside was awarded the grant to update the 45-year-old auditorium, which hosts community events, speakers, workshops, and other activities. The renovations provided aesthetic and technological upgrades, enhancing the experience for students, community members, and presenters.

“This project would not have been possible without the generosity of Missouri River Historical Development,” said Kari Winklepleck, Vice President for Institutional Advancement at Morningside. “We are grateful for their support of the college’s mission to foster lifelong learning and civic engagement through the renovation of the UPS Auditorium.” 

Nestled in the heart of Sioux City, Morningside College is proud to be a community fixture that attracts students, speakers, faculty, and opportunities to the Siouxland area. The college offers exceptional active learning experiences in undergraduate programs, as well as flexible, practical online coursework through graduate programs and a bachelor’s degree completion option. The college enrolls approximately 2,800 students from almost all 50 states and nearly 20 countries. Additionally, Morningside is home to 28 athletics teams, more than 50 clubs and organizations, and other well-established experiential learning programs that engage students outside the traditional classroom setting.