The 25th anniversary of Krannert Center for the Performing Arts was a spectacular yearlong celebration of the arts. It also was an incredible learning experience for third and fourth graders at Leal School in Urbana who documented the anniversary year and delved far deeper into the innerworkings of the Krannert Center. Under the direction of team teachers Colleen Brodie and Nancy Coombs, the students wrote and illustrated a 70-page book - the fourth in a series of class projects beginning in 1989. Like the others, the latest was printed by UI Printing Services. In compiling the book, students during the 1993-94 school year interviewed Krannert Center architect Max Abramovitz, acoustician Cyril Harris, artists on the Marquee series, Krannert Center Director Terrence Jones, and other members of the Krannert Center staff. They also researched archival materials, and spent many hours touring the building and its various technical shops. Produced completely by the students themselves, the material in the book includes drawings of the building and of key people, and both poetry and prose text. Krannert Center held a reception and book-signing of "The 25th Anniversary of Krannert Center for the Performing Arts" in the lobby Sept. 17 following the performance of Fred Garbo and Company. The book is on sale at Krannert's Promenade gift shop.