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3ER 16, 1957



iternational Center Provides Services
Open to Students from 67 Countries
tudents from Ceylon, the Phil-
ines, Liberia, Argentina, Ger-
ny, Korea and 61 other coun-
s studying at the University
t one another and American
dents through the services ofa
International Center.
ocated on the first floor of the
th wihg of the Union, the.
ernational Center works both
h individual students and the
ationality clubs of the Univer

Council Promotes Developing of 'U' Resources

International Center is a serv-
e organization for international
idents that works with the Uni-
rsity adminitration.
The international studeit's first
ntact with the Center comes
Lien hQ arnivea on campus. enter
rsonnel tielp him get living ac-
mmodstlons axed begin orienting
m to the campus.
Counseling Available
The Center is available for
unseling - the student in prob-
ms ranging from class elections
d financial difficulties to dating
Each Thursday afternoon from
30 to 6 p.m. the Center holds a
a where international and Amer-
a' students become acquainted
th one another.
In addition, the Center helps
ident organizations plan and
rry out the many picnics, plays
d dances held on Campus by
terinational students each year.
Directing the activities of the
nter is Prof. James M. Davis,
ternational Center director, and
s staff.
ISA Works
The Center works with the In-
rnational Students Association
SA) and groups such as the
dian Students' Association to
ovide activities for international
The Center contains, in addition
staff offices, a lounge, ping pong
om, television room, and "'ISA
Ices. These rpoms bre open dur-
g the day and in the evening
r the use of students.
During the year the many for-
gn visitors to the University are
sisted by Janice Miller of the
nter. Mrs. Miller helps find
using for visitors, acquaints
em with the campus and ar-
nges meetings with University

-Daily-Richard Bloss
INTERNATIONAL CENTE I-Many services for international
students are provided in these first floor rooms of a Union wing.
ISA Organizes Students
From Foreign Nat ions
TOM 0TelR a.O'.

Just five years ago, in the
spring of 1952, a valuable addi-
tion was made to the campus com-
munity - The Development Coun-
cil of the University.
For many years Michigan alum-
ni have favored the establishment
of a permanent organization to
coordinate and promote long range
development of the University'sj
This led to formal recommen-
dations for such an activity voiced
by the Alumni Association as far
back as the 19201s.
Planning Halted
The depression and World War
II postponed, for several years,
any advanced planning. In the
immediate post-war period, the
University launched the Michigan
Memorial Phoenix Project, a re-
search program in the construc-
tive uses of atomic energy, and the
first concerted alumni-wide appeal
for financial assistance ever made
by the University.
Finally, in 1951, various alumni
groups and the Phoenix National
Executive Committee submitted a
resolution to the Regents recom-
mending the establishment of a
continuous development, and, la-
ter the Regents adopted a char-
ter authorizing the establishment
of the Development Council.
Council's Objectives
The three-fold objectives of the
Council are:
1. To assist in the public rela-
tions of the University, especially
in those aspects which will lead
to the improved financial support
through gifts, grants and bequests.
2. To stimulate further the in-
terest of alumni and friends of
the University in its development
and to facilitate this development
by a study of the institution's
3. To coordinate the University's
special fund raising programs.
The Board of Directors, repre-
senting alumni, administration,
faculty and students, governs the
program under authority of the
The executive committee, com-
posed of the officers and sub-com-
mittee chairmen members of the
Board, meets periodically and di-

meetings of the Board.
The various sub-committees un-
der the executive committee func-
tion as operational groups as-
signed to specific areas of devel-
opment, such as the Alumni Fund,
Capital Gifts, Public Relations,'
University Needs and Student Re-
Fund raising aspects of the pro-
gram are divided into two cate-
gories: the Michigan Alumni Fund'
and the Capital Gifts Program.
The function of the Alumni
Fund is a simple one, namely, to
receive annual gifts from alumni
and friends of the University
"which will develop the Univer-
sity's general resources and sup-'
port special activities," to quote
the Fund's Charter.
In its three-and-a-half year ex-'
istence ,the Fund has collected
more than $635,000 and initiated;
a program of annual giving en-
tirely new to the University.
Fund Solicits
The Fund solicits from more
than 100,000 degree alumni and,
if only 30 to 40 per cent of these
were to give annually, their com-
bined annual contributions would
be better than a half million dol-
lars /


used strictly for non-operating
projects, such as scholarships, fel-
lowships, special research pro-
grams and items of specialized
Money has been allocated to
provide distinguished f a c u I t y

awards, to furnish out-of-state
freshmen with tuition scholar-
ships, to purchase a bone and
tooth cutting machine and ultra-
microtome equipment for the den-
tal school, to help construct the
new University Press Building and
to aid students in financial need.
Projects Added
For 1957, several vitally impor-
tant new projects have been
1. To underwrite a Foreign Stu-
dent Exchange Program between
University students and students
from various campuses in Eng-
2. To assist the Alumnae Coun-
cil build additions to Henderson
House, a co-operative women's
3 To help the Phoenix Project
continue the peacetime develop-
ment of atomic energy.
Gifts and grants from corpora-
tions and foundations, bequests
and special gifts are handled by

rects the program between full Money received by the Fund is

the Capital Gifts Program, set up
to advance certain objectives.
These objectives have been de-
termined jointly by the adminis-
trative officers of the University,
a special advisory committee of
alumni and the Council staff.
Provides Fellowships
Though the Program has been
in existence formally less than
two years, it has already provided
considerable fellowship funds for
graduate students inclined to an
academic career.,
This was necessary because of
the prospect of a severe and poten-
tially crippling shortage of com-
petent teachers to provide quality
Upon completing the undergrad-
uate degree, the potential future
college teacher faces the option of
accepting a well paid position in
business or of foregoing practical-
ly all inc6me until a doctorate de-
gree is attained.
These fellowships are designed
to help future teachers complete
their education.
Deans of the schools and col-
leges and directors of the other
University departments and units
submit statements of needs which
could not be supported through
operating funds to the Council.

Administrative o f f i c e r s an
staff then determine when need
can be met by the fund raisir
programs. These recommendation
are submitted to the Committi
on University Needs.
The approved list is returned t
the University for review and ree
ommendation to the Regents fo
final approval.
University needs as seen by th
committee composed of membe
of the Board and of the Admin
istration can be generally class
fied as follows: student aid, ex
pansion of facilities, research, an
capital improvements.
One of the most dramatic an
inspiring advances made durir
1954-55 was in the inauguration c
a full-fledged, active student reli
tions program.
Committee Centered
The organizational framewor
supporting student activity re
volves around a newly create
Student Relations Committee.
This group is composed of th
two student Board members (oR
a junior and cne a senior); th
presidents or alumni chairmen c
the five housing organization
three representatives from the Se
nior Board and several member


B'nai* B'rith HILLFoundation

International Students Associa-
tion seeks to promote better un-
derstanding between the nearly
1500 international students at the
University and other ,students
studying here.
During the year, ISA sponsors
social events, cultural displays and
discussions to acquaint University
and international students with
the varied background of cultures
and opinions on campus.
The membership of ISA is com-
posed of every international stu-
dent at the University
Students Represented.
These students are represented'
through an executive cabinet and
a house of representatives elected
by international students.
The executive cabinet is com-
posed of five members, two elected
by the students and the other
three appointed.
The president and vice-president
are elected while the secretary,
treasurer and activities (social)
chairman are appointed.
Each country represented at the
University is represented on the
ISA house of 'representatives. The
representation is proportional.
Thus a country having less than
25 students on campus has one
representative, a cquntry with 25
to 50 students has two representa-
tives andsall countries with more
than 50 students here has three
Reps Chosen
The representative for each na-
tionality group are chosen among
ISA helps arrange schedules to
avoid conflicts and provides a
more extensive publicity organi-
zation than would be possible for
any of the smaller groups.
ISA sponsors two widely known
campus dances'; the Monte Carlo
Ball in the fall and the Interna-
tional Ball in the spring.
The International Ball is held
during Festival Week when ISA
honors international students with

a fashion show, speakers and
movies in addition to the dance.
ISA Sponsorship
Throughout the semester, ISA
sponsors discussions about world
affairs and crises. These discus-
sions, in which American and in-
ternational students participate,
enable students to clear up mis-
understandings about the true na-
ture of events in the world.
ISA also maintains an emer-
gency fund which individual in-
ternational students and nation-
ality clubs can draw from in times
of temporary financial difficulty.
From its office in the Interna-
tional Center, ISA does much to
acquaint the campus about the
lives and customs of people in
countries other than the United

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P "When a physicist visits us,"
Mrs. Miller explained, "we arrange
for him to talk with people in the
physics department."
Students Traveled
During ast year's spring vaca-
tion, three, groups of. interna-
tional students traveled through
Michigan and the surrounding
area under the guidance of the
International Center. These stu-
dents presented plays and dances
from ther native lands and talked
to their audiences.
The Center arranges for inter-
national students' to spend vaca-
tions and holidays with American
families. These visits enable the
students to learn more intimately
about American domestic life.
A directory published by the
Center is another of their services.
The directory lists international
students at the University and
the countries represented by stu-
dents here.

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