Transition Years of Snow College as Reflected in the Career of J. S. Christensen

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 14
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1982
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
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Date Created 2005-03-01
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Title Transition Years of Snow College as Reflected in the Career of J. S. Christensen
Description a Church school, theology classes were required, and all "worthy" teachers instructed.9 He served on many committees, for exanple: Registration and Petitions, Library, Debates and Orations, Student Aid, Printing and Publicity, Administrative, Credits, Admission and Graduation, Athletics, Student Lodging and Aid, Lyceum, and Discipline.10 Lee R. Thompson makes the following statements about Snow's transition from Church to State control in 1932-33: " ... Snow College was fortunate in the business office with the knowledge and talents of Mr. J. S, Christensen. He was broad in knowledge, experience, and ability ... " "A common belief of those people who were closely associated with the business affairs was that, without the services of Mr. J. S. Christensen, confusion possibly could have led to chaos." 11 Financial problems were critical for the 1934-35 year; the appropriation and faculty salaries were drastically cut, causing teachers to leave. Although father's salary was cut in half, his vigorous commitment remained with Snow. During those busy years, he was First Counselor in a Bishopric, Superintendent of Sunday School, taught an adult Sunday School class for years, was a County Commissioner, City Attorney, and served on many civic committees. All five of his children studied under him. I took three quarters of accounting and one of business English the year Snow became a State junior college. Father told me I was a "smart " girl, and I was going to earn an "A " in account-ing in such a way that no one could accuse him of giving it to me because I was his daughter! He was an excellent teacher and I enjoyed his classes immensely. Many people have told me the same thing-some have said he was responsible for their continuing their education. Father taught his students not only by word of mouth, but by example. I doubt anyone could accuse him of offending or taking advantage. I have good reason to believe that no one who came to him for help was turned away. I'm sure many took advantage of his generosity and knowledge. He was a truly happy man. -34-
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 14
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 325483
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