Edmund Spieker and OSU Geology Program at Snow College

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 26
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1994
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
Date Modified 2005-03-01
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Title Edmund Spieker and OSU Geology Program at Snow College
Description James A. Nuttal of Snow College and Mr. J. Orrin Anderson, who was then business manager, and drew up an agreement for the use of Snow College living quarters and cafeteria. The agreement, signed by President Nunal and President Bevis of Ohio State University was the instrument that annually brought Geology students to Snow College to study the mountains and hills of Sanpete and the surrounding areas. Dr. Spieker praised the service given by the Snow College Cafeteria, and said Delphia Paulson Jorgensen, and later Goldie Olsen (Norman), had made a difference in the summer geology course coming to Ephraim. A good friend, Mr. Van Boskirk, had also been an influence in his coming to Snow College instead of other possible sites. He said he enjoyed the people here, had become acquainted with some of the original pioneers of the area, and was fascinated by their stories of "old times." The first group of thirty students to come with the Ohio State program were all but one of them veterans of World War 11. and were classed as a no-nonsense group who had come to learn. A wide and varied group of students have come through the geology summer courses in Ephraim over the years. Some have completed doctorate programs in geology. Most states in the United States have been represented among the students, as well as some coming from outside the United States. In 1962, the first National Science Foundation Institute was held in Ephraim, simultaneously with the OSU geology course. After his retirement in 1964, from OSU field station, Dr. Spieker worked exclusively with the Institute, which was designed to help high school teachers prepare for teaching earth science. Twenty-eight teachers were selected from large groups of applicants by their stated need for the course and their apparent ability to profit by it. Dr. Spieker stressed that one definite requirement was that an applicant must be in good physical condition. He suggested that many of us might try to get up Axe Handle Canyon to get a taste of the country these teachers and students work through. Names of some of the large faculty from Ohio State who made the summer trek to Snow College in those early years, and who would be remembered here, include Dr. C. H. Summer, Dr. Loutenslauger, George E. Moore, William A. Rice, and Dr. Jim Collinson. Some would also remember the welcome prepared by the Lion's Club in Ephraim with Cliff Sondrup and others spearheading the effort. An opportunity to meet the ladies in the group was provided at receptions hosted by LaRue Nielson, members of Snow College Campus Women and others in the community. Mrs. Spieker sometimes came with her husband, and they felt 156
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 26
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326084
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