Vol. XXVII, No. 1
COLLEGE, ERIELfPA.Officially opening: the school
new freshman class, a
reception was held on Tuesday, September 20.Above are Pat Foley, Auburn, N. Y., and Nancy Sturtevant, Erie,Pa., being introduced to Miss Reilly, home economics! instructor,and Miss Garrison, new physical education! teacher.
Noted Catholic LecturerTo Give Address Here
Commencing this year's Lecture Series will be a notedCatholic scholar, Dr. Erik Kuehnelt—Leddihn. His discussionof the contraversial countriesbe held October 26 at
p.Dr. Leddihn came to Americafrom the European Continent in1937 and has since toured the
states and Alaska. Hisaim is to explain Europe to America and America to Europe, feeling that effective Western actionfor world peace is being deterredby the misunderstanding betweenthese two continents.To establish better relationsamong the leading minds of leading nations, Dr. Leddihn has traveled extensively, lecturing allover America and Europe, and haswritten
in different Slanguages dealing with world affairs.In his lecture at Mercyhurst, Dr.Leddihn will reflect the Spanishpast
speak of Yugoslavia, Ian
lecturewiU be based on personal experience.
Chooses SeniorFor High Office
sociology student, was unanimously votednational administrator of CURA.The nomination was made at theannual convention of NFCCS heldin Pittsburgh from August 30 toSeptember 4.The College and University Relief Administration is a commission
NFCCS. The funds collected by CURA are used forscholarships for needy students inforeign colleges. Among the dutiesof Miss Hirsch's position are thedirection of the fund-raising activities for these scholarships, distribution of books and clothingto students abroad, and the organization of a scholarship program in the South. The purposeof this! program is to stimulateCatholic Action
those areas.Most of Margaret's work willbe conducted from Mercyhurst,but she will keep
close contactwith the national office in Wash-ington, D. C.of Spain and Yugoslavia
freshman class hasbeen selected to take part
aspecial testing program to pretestmaterials
new series oftests in Communication land Science.The Educational Testing Serviceof Princeton, N. J. wiU provide thecollege guidance department withall the test materials for the testing period, October 3-7. The testsare designed to provide
coordinated measurement in the fourbasic areas of the curriculum fromthe fourth grade through thesophomore year in ^college.Class of
September 30, 1955
By DeanOpens College
Following Mass in honor of theHoly Ghost on September 22, Rev.Daniel J. Martin addressed thelargest student body ever to beenrolled at Mercyhurst. This marked the official opening of the newcollege year.Father Martin's advice was centered about the makings of a successful year. Students should cometo college, he explained, not onlywith the idea of getting out of itall they can, but also with theidea of giving to it. Only in thatway will they achieve the fullsatisfaction they seek.In the Little Theatre immediately following Mass, Mother M.Borgia, dean, interpreted themeaning of the college motto,
Diem." The students shouldseize every opportunity offeredthem at Mercyhurst. They shouldparticipate in at least one campusorganization and lend themselveswherever they are needed. UnlikeJack, their work should be balanced with some play; but,
added, "... first comes the workand then, the play."
The best of Chopin, Bach, andBeethoven
will be heard in theopening presentation of
Concert Series, featuring Henri Ar-cand.
pianist will give a recital in the Little Theatre, Thursday
Formerly from the West Coast,Mr. Arcand is now an Erie resident. He
continued in Portland,Oregon, with the well-known organist Lucien Becker. It was withthe Portland Symphony
theirSilver Jubilee Season that Mr.Arcand made his formal orchestralbow. It was
years agothat Mr. Arcand
Erie asmanager of the Erie PhUharmonic.
Never Had It So
It's tour time again! Latest spoton the agenda for the MercyhurstTour Association
Aptly named for Mother Catherine McAuley, foundress of theSisters of Mercy, McAuley Hallis a unit of the Baldwin apartments. Arranged in the way of noother apartment, this new seniordorm houses 32 girls.Typical tour . . .Welcome to McAuley Hall, theRockefeller Center of Erie. Here'ssomething new in the line of mailboxes, calculated to madden mailmen, six names per box.Here's where our Future Teachers of America hang their hats,
wood furnitureand Hollywood beds. Perfect forafter a hard day behind the
kitchens possess probablythe only sinks in the world thatget dusty and the only stoves thatshelter shoes and books.Step right down here here folksand see the greatest little utilityroom this side of the Pecos. Here
"gilded" cages, from thesong "I'm Only a Bird in a . . .".Commonly used for storage, theyoccasionally encase the victim ofa practical joke.A quiet and restful appearanceis given the lounge by the palegreen walls. Quiet is only paintdeep. Coffee or tea and crumpetsare served every minute on theminute from the snappy red andyellow kitchen.Park Avenue penthouse minusmink coats and poodle dogs, that'sMcAuley Hall. Comparing theirlives to the fantastic
the seniors all agree,"We never had it so good!"
Fall Motif To Be
At Open House Tonight
the tempo of Fred
orchestra, will ring out from the College gym September 30 asthe Home Ec Club
first Open House from 9 to
Cavanaugh, general* chairman, has announcedher committees who promise their best as connoisseurs ofrefreshments, decorations, and entertainment.When the doors swing open,
[the doors swing open,Pat Murphy, chairman of gym decorations, says, "The guests willsee festive autumn shades thatwill put all in the mood for singin*,dancin', and romancin'." By theside of chairman Priscilla Prenatt,the lounge committee will carryout the same harvest hues.Headed by Julie Kelly, invitations have been
to Gannon,Canisius, St. Bonaventure, Edin-boro, Behrend Center, and G-ECo-op.Other committee chairmen areAnn Johnson, refreshments; BethColeman, orchestra;! Carol Eiga-broadt, publicity; Mary RachelShine, |tickets; land ElizabethWahl, clean-up. Overseer of theaffair, aschairman!of all committees, is Marjorie Mack.
College faculty ranks show verylittle change in personnel thisyear, with! only three
Sister Mary Charles is returning to the chemistry departmentafter spending two years
resi-dence at Carnegie Tech to complete the requirements for thedoctorate
art staff is SisterMary Joachim who has studiedat the Terry Institute tin Miami,Fla., and
Carnegie Tech. Sis-ster Joachim will teach the artcourses for the
Garrison, as physical education instructor, replacesMiss
State.Miss Garrison, a resident
Erie,received her degree in health education at State! Teachers*
in Slippery Rock, Pa. For the pasttwo years she has taught at Beaumont School* for Girls in Cleveland and?,
the summer shetook graduate work at Penn State.
Following; the example of colleges in other dioceses, Mercyhurst has
a CadetTeaching Program.The purpose of this program,which went into effect during thepast summer; is to provide teachers for the elementary parochialschools as well as to give an opportunity to girls of intelligence
character, who could nototherwise go to college, to receivea degree.The Cadet Program is a cooperative one, half of the cadets attending
the first semesterand the rest teaching in the parochial schools. In the second semester the teaching cadets willexchange places with the studentcadets. Then,
summer theentire group will follow specialcourses at the college. In this waythe girls are able to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in elementaryeducation in a period of four yearsand five summers.At the present time, eight cadets are attending classes whilethe others are
teachers in the elementarygrades in various parochial schoolsin Erie,
of the freshman class to cap andgown is tentatively
forSunday, October 23, at 3:80 p. m.Following the ceremony, a tea willbe held
he visiting mothersand a smorgasborg for the fathers.
on their way across the
from McAuley Hall to the college are,
Imboden, Georgia Lackey, Dot Rudge, andMillie