WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 1957
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
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Counselor's Home, Family, Become International
By ROSE PERLBERG
A gracious grey-haired lady
smiles across a cluttered desk at a
nervous young man, asks him
warmly to sit down.
Within a few minutes, the two
are chatting like old friends.
Janice Miller, officially Inter-
national Center Administrative
Assistent and unofficially coun-
selor and "mom" to hundreds of
international students, has just
added another to her long list of
Vivacious Mrs. Miller (she's
been married to a banker husband
for 26 years) has been acquaint-
a ing foreign students with Ameri-
can life for the past seven years.
She started when a United'
Church Women's group in her
home-town, Jackson, decided to
organize an "international stu-
Installing a full-time counselor
in Lane Hall, the group, with Mrs.
Miller as chairman, began to ar-
range for foreign students to
spend weekends or longer in Am-
"We tried to establish long-
term contacts," she says. "That's
so much more valuable than a
mere invitation to Sunday dinner."
Mrs. Miller went home to ask
the family (husband and two
sons) if they would mind living
with some students on a perman-
"'They thought it was a won-
derful idea," she recalls. The Mil-
ler "Guest Book" now lists more
than,60 such young men and wo-
men who have lived with the Mil-
lers, or with whom they have
"had more than a casual rela-
At Center One Year
About a year ago, Center Direc-
tor James Davis asked for Mrs.
Miller's help in handling the Tni-
versity's international visitors and
arranging speaking and other
tours for international students.
Mrs. Miller soberly declares:
"It Was a hard decision. It meant
leaving my family (she is living
in Ann Arbor) and devoting my-
self completely to the' job."
"Mom" Miller considers "'a two-
fold talent - ease in getting to
know foreign people and the abil-
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OFFICIALLY REGISTERED student or-
ganizations. Registration forms are
available in the Office of Student Af-
fairs, 1020 Administration Building.
Registration for the current semester
should be completed not later than
Spring Weekend, house representa-
tives meeting has been postponed from
Feb. 13 to Feb. 19, 7:00 p.m., League.-
Spring Weekend, mass meeting for
those who wish to join the publicity
committee, Feb. 13, 7:30 p.m., Union
Spring Weekend, special events sub-
committee chairmen, meeting, Feb.
13, 4:15 p.m., Union room 3-Y.
Michigan Union, tryout meetings,
Feb. 14, 4:15 and 7:15, Union room 3-A,
those interested in joining the Union
staff are welcome.
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Kappa Phi, Valentines meeting. Feb.
14, 7:15 p.m., Calkins Hall, in the First
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Sociedad Hispanica, Tertulia (con-
versation), Feb. 13, 3:30-5:00, Union
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Generatalon, 'Ensian pictures, Feb.
13, 7:30 p.m., Generation Office, Stu-
dent -Publications Building.
Physics Club, business meeting, Feb.
13, 7:30 p.m., 2038 Randall.
Women's Senate, meeting, Feb. 13.
4:00 p.m., League.
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Westminster Student Fellowship,
"Brass Tacks," 'Feb. 13, 7:00 p.m.,
League, Bible study and discussion of
Westminster Student Fellowship,
Bible study - Revelation, 4:15 p.m.,
ity to quickly gain their confi-
dence" - the reason for success in
the new job.
She chuckles as she recalls a
guest's astonishment "when those
kids come up to me with a 'hi
Mom, how are you?' and I treat
them in the same way their own
mother might, including, she
says with a twinkle in the eye,
"an occasional bawling out for
She starts to tell about some ofk
her "many children", pauses to
wave a cheery greeting to two of
her "pets," a young Chinese ,ou-
ple both doing graduate work in
Says she: "These are the pres-
ent world leaders - men known
and respected in their own coun-
tries. Their opinion of us now is
So far, she smiles happily, "vis-
itors have been most impressed
with what they have seen at the
University. Here they could talk-
on an informal basis with a coun-
ter-part of their job at home, get
useful ideas that are not too ex-
pensive or impossible to use at
In the handling of the other
aspect of her job - student tours
and speakers, Mrs. Miller first
discusses a speech with the stu-
dent, then arranges for him to ad-
dress the group from which he will
gain the most. "After all," -he
contends, "the speaker isn't just
Recently, she and five students
from Sweden, the Philippines,
Burma and Pakistan spent a week
touring Michigan communities,
dancing and talking in school as-
semblies, "to rooms packed with
By ROBERT JUNKER University of Oregon is consider-
Food problems are making the ing a plan to initiate deferred
headlines in several colleges across rushing on that campus.
the country. A plan of this type was approved,
At Ohio State the Union cafe- last year by SGC for sororities
dteria, which feeds 3,500 students at the University deferrin rua'h-
daily, has been the subject of stu- ing until the spring semester. Atl
dent complaints. Oregon, which operates on thel
The Ohio State Lantern reports: quarter system, no pledging would
that although students feel the take place until the winter term.
prices charged by the Union are !beginning earliy in December
especially hight, nothing can be Many fraternity presidents ex-'
done about the situation at this pressed disapproval of the plan,
time. the Daily Emerald reports. because
Complaints continue, however, of troubles in filling the Greek
because a cafeteria maintained by houses during the fall quarter,
the home economics department and also because the first quarter
charges substantially lower prices, grade averages would eliminate
j many perspective rushees. a 2.0
being necessary to rush and
The Syracuse Daily Orange pledge.
printed an article discussing the.
food problems of various colleges The plan is being debated while
across the nation, icluding the information from other schools
Uncresty.ntowith similar problems is being col-I
Syracuse dining halls are now ___ __
coming under fire after what the
paper calls "the most quoted state-
ment to appear in collegiate news-
papers in recent months." The
famous quote uttered by a student!
senator at a student government
meeting - "The Syracuse dining
halls are the only place I've seen
garbage men deliver."
Complaints from many schcoLs,
from Michigan State (chow line
stoppages) to Maryland (no hot
breads) have been aired.
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Interfraternity Council at thepp
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The Michigan Daily
CONFERENCE TIME-International Center Administrative As-
sistant and "unofficial counselor" Janice Miller and Indian stu-
dent Thomas David chat informally. Known as "mom" 1o inter-
national students, Mrs. Miller keeps the welcome mat out for
"her children" and encourages them to come to her for advice
or "just to talk." Her official job consists of arranging schedules
for the University's international visitors an dhandling interna-
tional student tours.
up to 900 kindergarten through
high school audiences."
The group stayed with American
families in the different towns.
First of its kind, the tour "%ent
over extremely well." Laughs Mrs.
Miller: "One principle keeps beg-
ging us' to come back. He says it
was the first time anyone could
ever keep his assembly quieti"
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