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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (July 8, 1975)
Three University of Nebraska -Lincoln
(UN-L) students will be going to Japan in
August as part of an expanding program
in Asisn studi?! st L"N-L
The students will be attending Nanzan
University in Nagoya, Japan, in a special
program designed for foreign students,
said Dr. Peter Cheng, director of the
UN-L Asian studies program.
The students, David Huneke. Darlem
Hoffman and Melissa Bishop, were
selected for the program through s
interviews with the Asian studies -committee,
which is composed of UN-L
faculty members. " .
Kawasaki Motor is providing plane
fare, which amounts to about $1,500
each, Cheng said. . -
Live with faoiffics .
The students, who will be living with
Japanese families, are responsible for the
rest of their expenses, which includes
room, board and tuition for their
Bishop, a sophomore from the
Dominican Republic, said she doesn't
expect the expenses to be much more
than she pays now as a non-resident at
A political science major, she said she
hopes to gain an understanding of the
people and the culture as well as the
"I sJso wnnt to get to know Tokyo,"
she said. "It is such a big, fascinating
The classes, vhich the students will
receive credit for at UN-L, will be taught
in English but the students will be
required to take Japanese. v
The only one of the three who spaks
any Japanese now is Darlene Hoffman, a
sophomore music major from Omaha.
Born in Japan
She was born in Japan and has been
there beforeT Ifer mother is Japanese and
she said she is looking forward to seeing
some of her relatives who live there.
Although most of their curriculum is
planned, she said she hopes to do
independent study in music and learn to
play some Japanese instruments.
David Iluneke, a history major from
Oxford, Neb., said he has always had an
interest in Asia end was excited when he
heard about the program and found that
he could afford it.
"It will be interesting to see how the
world is viewed in another country,"
Iluneke said. A junior, he said he is
UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA -
Snack foods, soft drinks
Americans grab and gulp
By Lynn Roberts
Changing eating and
drinking habits by
American people should
serve as food for thought.
published by the United
States Department of
Agriculture (USDA) show
that since 1942
consumption of vegetables
is down 23 per cent, fruits
down 25 per cent, pies,
cookies and desserts up 7
per cent and snacks up 82
Many of these changes
are related to the
economic situation of the
country and the way
people change their way of
living, accordingly said Dr.
Hazel Fox, department
chairman of food and
nutrition at UN-L.
"As more money is
obtained, more appealing
things are bought," Fox
said. Amoilg things that
are mere appealing are
sweets, convenience foods
and more eating in
restaurants, she said.
"Ate at home"
"Before, people ate at
home because there was
no where else to eat," Fox
said. "Now, if people have
the money they enjoy the
change of pace of eating
She stressed that most
restaurants and fast food
places have a limited
selection with a lot of the
food being high in calories.
Fox also said that
things which are available
for snacking, especially
those found in vending
machines, are high in sugar
and fat content.
Another bit change has
occurred in peoples'
USDA statistics show
that coffee consumption
has declined steadily since
1942 and that the
consumption of soft
drinks has gone up 300 per
cent since then.
Soft drink popularity
and the shunning of coffee
is especially prevalent
among younger people,
the studies showed. Tea
has also grown in
popularity with the
"Soft drinks are
pleasurable and are
considered by some as a
form of recreation," Fox
ssid. "It all goes back to
what you spend your '
considering graduate study in Asian
Cheng ssid they plsn to continue and
possibly expand the program next year
with Kawasaki's support.
- Cheng, chairman of the Asian studies '
committee which was formed two years
ago to promote Asian studies at UN-L,
said the committee has been very
successful in acquiring grants and support
for the program.
A siudei?t can obtain a minor in Asian
studies by taking 18 hours from about 50
different courses dealing with Asia, Cheng
The courses are offered in seven arts
and science departments and the student
has the choice of what he or she wants to
Cheng said six student! have graduated
with an Asian studies minor and that
about 20 are in the program now.
lis said in order to be able to offer a
major in Asian studies st UN-L that a
stable language program must be
Japanese now is being taught, but it is
funded by a grant and there is no
guarantee that it can be continued, he
TUESDAY, JULY 8, 1975
People reject coffee
Many people are
rejecting coffee because
they are convinced it is
bad for their health, she
USDA statistics also
show a decrease in the
consumption of dairy
executive director of the
Dairy Council of Central
States, said although the
consumption of some
liquid dairy products is
down cheese and yogurt
consumption is up.
Part of this can be
attributed to snacking
patterns and a more casual
life style," Gerner said.
There is no waste to
these product and they
are easy to use since they
can be taken right from
the package or carton with
She also said that many
people who have allergies
to milk can eat other dairy
products with no allergic
Attitudes hard to change
Both Gerner and Fox
said that attitudes toward
food arc hard to change
and agreed that' school is
one place that could be
used to help people make
better food choices.
"School lunch could bep
used as an avenue to food
education," Fox said. With
cooperation between the
classroom, and cafeteria a
lot could be accomplished,
Children could be
introduced to new foods
in class and then be served
that food only after they
become familiar with
where it comes from and
how it is prepared, she
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