we wander" is the theme of Margaret Broderick,
Cavanaugh, Ann Kennedy. Bet Broderick, Marilyn Kelley,Fran Sullivan, Florene Cherry and Joan Harrison. The
red: planning: their trips which will take them to Canada
ther their studies in French and to Europe on a NFCCS tour.
TodayNew Little Theatre
A new tradition originated today as
College observedher Class Day ceremonies at three o'clock in the Little Theater, for thefirst time, Margaret Broderick, senior class president, opened the program by
a welcome and
Cole, vice-president, wasnext on the program,
on Mercyhurst traditions.The "Turning of the Tassels," an academic ceremony, was then
the senior class officers, Margaret Broderick, MareanneCole, Marilyn Kelley, and RitaPanciera. Jo Ann Weaver gavethe principal talk of the afternoonentitled, "Toward A Christian Society" which centered about theidea that the student should makeuse of the academic community asa
preparation for her future roleas a citizen.Dr. M. J. Relihan then gave outspecial awards among which wasthe Carpe Diem award. The dedication of the "iPraeterita" wasread -toy Jo
J Weaver, editor.During the program the GleeClub, under
of Mrs.Louise Dolce, entertainedwith,the musical-selections, "Ride theChariot,"
One That ILove Dearly,"
The program in the Little Theater was brought to a close
Frances Sullivan with the recitation of the "Ivy Poem" and aspecial talk entitled, "In
of Sister Mary Alice." In thespeech, Frances
between the clinging ivy andSister Mary Alice's great love forMercyhurst. With these thoughtsringing
in their hearts, the student body watched the seniorclass plant the ivy, for the firsttime, outside the Little Theater.
Former StudentsToS Be Professed'ReminiscencesToBe Soph
Simplicity will be the keynoteof this year's Lantern Night whichtakes place this evening. Emphasiswill be placed upon the traditional"lantern"
ceremony which symbolizes the farewells of the "littlesisters" to the graduating seniors.
As has been the custom in thepast, the sophomores will entertaintheir "big sisters"
the last time.The brief program will consist ofmusical numbers by individualgroups, the
theme ofwhich will be "Reminiscence."The Seminarians' wreath dance,rained out on May Day, will alsobe presented for the Lantern Nightaudience.
has always been interested in international affairs,for many foreign students have attended the college. However, this
the "tables are turning,"for Mercyhurst girls will receivefirst-hand information with regardto the social, political, religious,and economic conditions in Europeand Canada.Pas ports will be the order of th*day for Marilyn Kelley, Fran Sullivan, and Joan Harrison who will
for an N.F.C.C.S. tour ofEurope, from Montreal on June 23.These girls will be enroute a totalof sixty-seven days, of which fifty-one days will be spent enjoyingEurope.Highlighting the three seniors'vacation in Europe will be the college campus atmosphere of thesteam-ship; bicycles and
be in order. Some of the placeswhich will be host to Fran, Joan,and Marilyn, are Dublin, London,
Cologne,Milan, Venice,| Rome, Avignon,Lourdes, and Paris.Another roving senior, FloreneCherry, will sail from New York inAugust for Trieste in order to visither sister and brother-in-law. Themost important feature of
trip will be a first look at her newnephew and running a close second, her trip across the Mediterranean and through Italy.Four other Mercyhurst girls willbe spending six
in the oldand historic city of Quebec. Margaret
Peg Cavanaugh,Ann Kennedy, and Bet Broderickare planning to attend summerschool at Laval University wherethey will further their studies in
withFrench families and will attemptto communicate with each otheronly in French. They, too, will toura beautiful country, Canada. All ofthem are looking forward to
first visit to St. Anne de Beau-pre's Shrine.And thus, Mercyhurst girls willbe scattered throughout the worldthis summer.
Vol. XXIV, No. 8MERCYHURST COLLEGE, ERIE, PA.June 2, 1953
Mercyhurst To Award DegreesTo
Forty Seniors Close Scholastic Year
inCongratulations, Glass of '53In behalf of the faculty andstudent body, the Merciad
wishesfor your continued successand happiness. Good luck!Mercyhurst
ted in theat Titusvillewill be well repre-religious ceremonies
month by fiveformer students and one teacher.Final vows will be made at
on Sunday morning. June 21, by
M. Timothy Kelly, formerhome economics teacher, and Sister M. Rebecca Sullivan of the
of '46. At the same time,temporary profession of vows
be made by Sister M. PatriciaBrown and Sister M. Lucy Schultz,both of the Class of
Receiving? the religious habit ata Reception Ceremony on Monday
22, will be twoother members of the Class of '53,Bernadette Bell and
Major Officers Elected,
Once again the students of Mercyhurst College, using their education and their experiences with fellow students as guides, have filledfour of the major school
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Council President, the leading office of the college, will be filled by Donna Byers of Youngstown, Ohio. Donna is anEnglish major and minors
and Psychology. She was classpresident in her freshman and sophomore years and held the office ofGlee Club president this year.
a of Leech burg,Pa., has been named editor-in-chief of Praeterita.
ispresident of the Press Club and leda successful campaign as publicityhead for "Brlgadoon." English isher major, and she minors in History and Dramatics.Prefect of the Sodality for semesters of '53 and
is BarbaraKlein of Warsaw, N. Y. Barbara
an art major, minoring
English and Dramatics. Long connect
with the Mercyhurst Sodality,Barbara has worked with the present Prefect in the reorganizationof the Sodality.Elected editor-in-chief of the
is Mary Anne Hayes who
in Home Economics. Writing for the Merciad for two yearshas given her a fitting backgroundfor this office. Last year she heldthe assistant editorship of the. paper. The
editor hails fromBuffalo, N. Y.
Stepping into the major offices left vacant
the retiringclass of '53 are the newly elected leaders in the Class of
Left toright are Barbara Klein, Mary Anne Hayes, Pauline fsolida,
Donna Byers.Baccalaureate services for the twenty-fifth graduating classMercyhurst College were held Sunday morning, May 31, at 10:30the College Chapel. Rev. Daniel J. Martin, college chaplain, officiatedat the Solemn High Mass. The Baccalaureate address was delivered byRev. Francis P. Tushim, director of the St. Vincent de
Society.Sunday afternoon, the seniors were received into the" Alumnae,Association at a reception and tea held in their honor.Commencement exercises will be held in
of Christ theKing, Wednesday evening, at 8:30. His Excellency, the Most
John Mark Gannon, Bishop of Erie, will confer degrees on the fortygraduates, assisted
the college chaplain,
Daniel Martin, and
Education, Dr. Michael
Relihan. The commencementaddress will be given by Paul K. Thomson, one of the country's mostrecent
prominent converts to the Catholic Church.
Arts students who, will
of Arts degrees
are: Claire Agliata, Buffalo, N. Y.;
Broderick, Savannah, Ga.;
Paula Brugger, Erie, Pa.; Mary
• Judith Carlow, Erie
|Pa.; Margaret• Cavanaugh, Emporium. Pa.;
Cherry, Bridgeville, Pa.; Mare-
anne Cole, Erie, Pa.; Patricia Cos-grove, Hornell, N. Y.; Camilla De-Campli,
wood City, Pa.;
Mary LouDwyer, Rochester, N.
Kay Dyke, Hornell, N. Y.; HelenFogarty, Auburn/
Y.; Mary Ann
Erie, Pa.; Joan Harrison, Brooklyn, N. Y.; Louise Ka-
Natrona, Pa.; Marilyn Kel-
ley, Youngstown, Ohio; Donna MaeOrton,Erie,Pa.; Mary Ann
a,Erie, Pa.; Frances Sullivan, Rochester, N. Y.; and JuliaTech,Erie, Pa.Candidates
Bachelor of Science in Home Economics are: Ann
Dunkirk, N. Y.; MargaretGreen, Meadville, Pa.; Molly Li,Tientsin, China; Marilyn Harkins.Hornell, N. Y.; Doris Moore, Leep-
er, Pa.; and Norma Jean Scott.Pittsburgh, Pa.Degrees of Bachelor of Sciencein Commercial Education;
beawarded to Janet Davis, Erie, Pa.;Patricia Duffy, Johnsonburg, Pa.;Mary Jachimczyk, Erie, Pa.; Patricia Liebel, Erie, Pa.; Frances*Miller, Pittsburgh, Pa.; Rita Panciera,New Bethlehem, Pa.; Norma Scha-berl, St. Marys, Pa.; Anne Sennett,Erie, Pa.; Rita Shanahan, NiagaraFalls, N. Y.; and JoAnn Weaver,Erie. Pa.; Joan Davis, Erie, Pa,Degree of Bachelor of
in Elementary Education will beawarded to Bernadette Bell, Sharon, Pa,