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The Merciad, June 1, 1957

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MERCIAD
OL. xxvin,No.9
MERCYHURST COLLEGE, ERIE, PENNA.
FRESHMAN EDITION
redentina
ma
m
t
ier
to Men vhnrT^v,
01
the MER
,
CIAD
-
the students welcome you
actiSwMi ^
re
/
ou wil1 be
*
iven a
P^view
of campus
arv
lS£i2£
ChQf
ff°5
d
°PP°
r
tunities
for developments of literary, dramatic, athletic, and musical talent.scene*?
1
LTvf
6
th
f
1
l
rthi
\
we
h
°P
e
to
take you behind? the
H^,?
>
J
h
^
real
Mercyhurst spirit which is the life-giving
|
We have not
come
to Mercyhurst merely
for
social accom
plishment,
or intellectual
advancement. Eather do we aim at
an effective
blending of alllthree — the perfect education ofspirit,
mind,
and
body. For this reason, we do not leave the
spirit
of Mercyhurst behind us in the Chapel, but carry it with
us
to
the history
lecture, the Little Theatre, the bridge game,the English Club meeting, the June Prom.
of
7W-
 History Reveals
Progress
Andl
We speak sincerely as students
wholhave^felt
this spiritMercyhurst grow within us during the years spent underher gracious influence. It is a spirit expressed most adequately,not in Class Day speeches and traditional ceremonies, but inthe minds and hearts of those who live that spirit daily.Finally, Mercyhurst teaches us to be cultured. She urges
gwork
for a definitefplan of life which leads to our ulti-
row
us to
mate End
of
life.
College on September 8, 1924.and twenty-five girls began
•-
Ground
was
broken|f
or Mercyhurst
Two
years later the Sisters of Mercy
classes
on September 20. 1926. The Reverend Bishop John Mark Gan
non
officiated at the blessing and formal opening of the college onNovember 10, 1926.In the Spring of 1932, the groundbreaking^ ceremony took place,wih the resulting edifice, the tower and chapel, donated by Mrs.
James
ONeil
of France in memory of her late husband who professed
hgh
regard for the Sisters of Mercy and their work. The ground wasteed by the Reverend William L. Sullivan and in March, 1933 thefirst Mass was offered in the Chapel of Christ the King,
f
Our Lady's Grotto, erected fin
If
&
1932
was designed and built by
DYNAMIC
Father
Sullivan from stones gath-ffed from the campus.to
1949,
Mercyhurst purchasedton the H.
K.
Thau Estate ofPittsburgh, gates styled in EnglishRenaissance, designed in England,
m
n
andwrought
in France. These
***
erected
in the Spring of 1950.
TOUelefScUct
The core of the spirit of Mercy
hurst!
is an invitation to learn-ig and
Ito
joy; for there is nogreater joy than that of thelearned.
I —Mother
M. EustaceWelcome Speech!
Student Council Role Is Voice Of College
which all student? activities and
organ
i-
n
The
ne
w
additions ... the
Hf
7
building. Weber Memorial,
^Convent
Wing ..
\
were
begunTO and completed the fol-
^
year, providing sorely-
"*«*
class room space in the
C
bun
<Ung. The Memorial
J7?
h0U5
*s
the Little Theatre
^formally
opened with the pro-
Z
n
°
f
"
Brgadoon
"-
m
*
t°
the
increasing enroll-
tl
e
'
Se
Pkmber
of
>1955
found
o^
^
occupying
their
AllowingSonJ
year
several of theC
m
°
res
and the
Cadets re-
,
m
Marian
Hall. Both addl-ren^T
61
"
6
Bald
win
Apartments
m
by
the school.
o
0u
f
e
fal1
of 1956, the image
on the f
°
f
Mercy was
Pteced
outstr
e
h
t
campus
with arms
Uen
t
to
receive her chil-
CwJ
ecul
?tured
from Italian
%*
ftfmarble !t is
the
only
01
Our Lady of Mercy
buU
ding,lMcAuley
HaU. TheWith
thef.
parental guidance of the administration, the Mercyhurst student body
is
self-governing. Its official governing board! isthe Student Council to
~~~ *
*zations are subservient.Student Council is the voice of the student body. It presentsstudent views to the administration and, in turn, presents the admin
istration
s views to the student body.It is made up of representativesfrom each of the four classes,from delegates to the NationalFederation of Catholic CollegeStudents, National Students'! Association, from the Day Student'sOrganization, and from the DormCouncil.The President directs Council'sactivities. This office is alwaysheld by a Senior, elected the preceding March by the
jincoming
Junior, and Sophomore
Motto In SealFrom Horace
"Seize the opportunity" singsthe Mercyhurst spirit. This motto,"Carpe Diem", is emblazoned onthe seal of Mercyhurst College,together with" the
wMeroy
"shield,
and the name Mercyhurst."Carpe Diem" is taken fromthe Latin
author
iHorace. Translated as "seize the opportunity",it is an expression of whatthe Administration! hopes theMercyhurst student body will learnto do.
College OffersHigh Honors
In addition to the satisfactionthat comes from a task well-done,students can earn academic hon-
ors.
l|*Pho
mores
tions
*hlch
Pictd
^r
<
25
Urst
c
°Hese
through the
Mer^"
es her
standing.%sieaii
ntinues
t0 devel
°P hoth*ay jJJ
and
educationally,
al-
the
ran
'
n ming
her place among
*
Amert
c
°
f
thC Catholic
Colleges
Ciri
e
f
ucati
°
n
'
iife
•Ocuit
mUCh
m
°
re
<io
With
it
W2
dea
i
b,
i*d
and
weforourcanAl-fel-
Jeach
semester those studentswho have maintained a scholasticindex of 2.50 are
included Jin
theDean's List. At graduation, thosewho have earned a scholastic index of 2.50 receive
their
degreescum laude; a scholastic
into
of2.70, magna cum laude;
a
scho^lastic index of 2.90, summa cumlaude.
-M
r"o«»ma
Membership in Kappa
Gamma
PI national scholastic and activ
B
honor society of Ca
hole
women's colleges, is awarded
byfaculty
vote to candidates on
the ^
s
of scholarship and leadersmpextracurricularactivitie
s
Delta Epsilon
S.gma
is
the
ntionai
honor
socie*£
J^
art students of
Catnoi
and
«-*^f5J5^Smltt*
chosen by
a facuiw
from
those students
who
glv
Senior,classes.
v
. , „„
prom
the incoming Senior
class
comes the vice-president, elected
by The
Senior class only. This office makes her automatically
the
"resident of the Student
Board,
o
Discipline, the only standing
committee
of Council
with
members voted in by the
Individual
Z-,
Its
primary objective
IsEnforce
student regulations and
oenalize
misdemeanors.
P
The Student-Faculty
Commtt-
tee
under Student Council, medi-
S
issues involving the
studen
body and faculty together.
ThieeSty
members and three members of Student
Council
compriseThe shield was designed bySister M- Pierre, a co-founder ofthe college. Its history begins during the war with the Moors. KingJames of Aragon requested St.
Peter!
Nolasco to found an orderthat would ransom Moorish captives. They called themselves an
orderf
offMercy.In appreciation,King James gave-• them! his coatof arms, which was adopted bythe Sister of Mercy as the basisof the Mercyhurst shield.of the sealisbecapacity toeffective
y
the-principles
of
ChrlS-
lytn
Z £
social prob-dications of a
ively
the
r
tian
PW^^^ISS
chosen
lems
arising within their
fields.
the board.
',
. fti
Uo
Thus the Council receives its
; ««n
of power from twodelegation of
pow
strfttionSO
n
U
d
CeS
the
'students themselves.
and
rcouncil
is
actually
theStudent
Council J
ntrated
studentvoice.body
*
n
The
final partthe name of our college. Tochosen by an appointed group ofthe Sisters of Mercy, a name wasneeded that would be distinctiveand still incorporate the Mercyname. "Hurst" means a grove,glen, or wooded
spot
and waschosen after hearing
the-name
of
the!
Jesuit school,
Stonyhurst.
e
ouparteorans
rogam
oca
lists
Extremely active at Mercyhurstis the Glee Club, which functionsunder the direction and supervision of Mrs. Louise Dolce. Thisorganization may have a membership of sixty to ninety members.The number of new members whocan be accepted each year islargely
determined!by
how manyold members
'
will
return to theClub for that school year. Freshmen wishing to try out for membership in this Club are chosenon the basis of voice qualities andpossibilities determined at a session with the Directress early inthe school yearPractice hours for the Club,throughout the year, are at the11:10 period every Tuesday andThursday morning, with additional practices scheduled for eveninghours during those days immediately preceding the Spring Concert.The Glee Club schedule for thecoming year will include, a program for the fall Investiture Service with all members exceptFreshmen participating; Christmas programs for the major business clubs in Erie; a joint SpringConcert, the highlight of theClub's
jfyear,
scheduled usuallyduring the month of May withthe Glee Club of Canisius CoUege
of
Buffalo, New York; and participation in Class Day and Graduation during the June days.All interested in joining the GleeClub watch the bulletin
board-
forthe notice of vocal try-outs, whichwill! take place within the
first
month of the new school year.
College OffersCultureSeries
Each year, Mercyhurst Collegeoffers a Cultural Series to its students. Comprising both musicalofferings and lectures, the seriesis designed to increase the student's appreciation
and
knowledgeof different fields and questions.The series has included thecelebrated repertory company,Players Incorporated, from Catholic University in Washington, D.C. They presented an excitingversion of Shakespeare's "Henry
I."
I f
'
W
Eminent authors and commentators, like Vincent
R.
Tortora,have
spokenpon
current happen
ings"
of the
d-ay
from their on-the-scene knowledge. The Silver-tones, a Negro singing group,noted for their spirituals,* arebiennial favorites.Psychology and science havebeen discussed by two lecturersrecently, Dr. Vera Denty of England and Dr. William Ehret ofNew! York University. The former spoke on "Psychology and Religion," the latter, on the benefits and hazards of peacetimeatomic energy.
I |
Student plays, recitals, and similar activities as well as the EriePlayhouse, theaters, and Philharmonic Society also further andcomplete the students'! culturaltraining.
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Page Two
T HIE
MERCIAD
2),
ar
y.
edn
men
New Organizations
iBenefit
Welcome Frosh
September will find you enteringMercyhurst
Ifor
perhaps the last stage ofyour formal education. These next few yearswill seem longest when
looking
into thefuture,
shortest
in retrospect. All too soondaily Mass in the Chapel, study in the library and traditional ceremonies will be butmemories.You are just beginning four of the mostimportant years of your life. It is now thatyou must decide what you desire from Mercyhurst and what you offer her in return.She asks of you basic essentials — loyalty and cooperation. She gives you these andmuch more. As recent graduates, perhaps wecan see most readily what is gained from lifehere at our Alma Mater.
|
We have received training in eachchosen field, but our education extended beyond these
technical
Iboundaries. We've hadcultural opportunities which have added toour appreciation
oflthe
fine arts — music,art, and literature.Not to be considered lightly is social lifethat has been essential to each of us. Concerts, lectures, dances, club meetings, andopen houses all have a special place in ourmemories. Each served to cultivate anddevelop friendships that twill never be forgotten. This is what we have gained fromMercyhurst. But what do
you
wish fromMercyhurst? Now is the time to plan theyears
that^lie
ahead.Thee Alumnae
Dorm and Day Students
Two comparatively new organizations added for the benefit ofresident students and day students are Dorm Council and Delta Sigma
O
micron.
W
j
Dorm Council was organized in October, 1956, to provide a harmonious atmosphere in the residence halls. Composed of a presidentfrom the Junior class, ajstudent representative from each floor andhall and deans of residence,
itfserves
as a board to which all canbring ideas and suggestions about life and its problems in the dorms.At present, the council is responsible for keeping the residencehalls quiet during class time and during evening study. They see thatthe kitchenette and the lounges arejkept in good order for use by allstudents. Ideas and suggestions from the whole student body are presented and discussed at Dorm Council meetings so that they can acton these suggestions.
Individual Guidance
Sol
ives
Probl
ems
our
Wa
OfJife
As some men are born to live long yearsupon this earth and others but a short time,so some men are born with a capacity to seek,grasp and hold high the Supreme Truthsought by the scholar while others shallneverf be tempted by Truth's summons.Some think that a student is one who
spends
four to eight years in an institutionof higher learning. A student
vocation
is away of life, a philosophy, which seeks
always
to learn and to retain. One never ceases tobe a student, in spite of the fact that hjg,formal schooling is completed.
\ ':
,
College affects your later life tremendously. Perhaps
Em
erson
^expressed at
moreclearly when in his "Journal" he says, "Thethings taught in school and colleges are notan education, but the meansiof education".They prepare you for what there is to come.A man may live with books forever andstill not be educated. But the wealth ofknowledge found in books, combined withthe experiences
found
in life, the end productbeing a deep understanding, is the way of lifeknown to all as a student vocation.
For All Students
Mercyhurst has a special department designed to help you,
th3
student, in matters academic,social, or personal.The Guidance Department isopen at all times for appointmentsto
:
discuss academic problems,whether it be your class standingor indecision concerning yourcourse of study. If you are in needof a summer position or work during the year, the Guidance department is the
placefto turn.lor
if you have purely personal problems which need ironing out, theDirector
of
Student Personnel isalways there to help.Each girl is
|
assigned a specialacademic adviser during her freshman and sophomore years. She isanother person to whom you can
and-
should go
with
(any academicproblem whatsoever.Another service of the Guidance
^^
Vr
department is the planning of theFreshman Orientation Program.Through its sessions, heldthroughout the first semester, youwill become acquainted withschool leaders and organization,and
acquainted!
with coUege lifein general. Hints on how to study,budget yourftime, and get themost from your reading are discussed in detail and
areji
to beregarded seriously. The Orientation Program! will teach you howto be
anI
outstanding student ifyou take to heart what it offers.
Opportunities Offered To MoWell-Roundea
Seasoned Sodalists may not
realize);how
difficult the program of their Way of Lifelooks to the average college freshman.Truly, it is too demanding except for thosewho are really bent upon leading theirCatholic lives to the very fullest. With atwo-fold aim of
self-sanctification and
sanctification of neighbor, sodalists carryout their slogan: "Ad
Jesum
Per Mariam."Our Blessed Mother is the model that theSodalist must strive to resemble, as adaughter resembles her
mother.ff
Sodality Way Of
life
Candidates must have a sincere willingness to be spiritually and apostolicallyformed in the "Sodality rule of life." Thisrequires a period of probation leading toformal reception into the Sodality. Duringthis period aspiring sodalists are guidedand checked by individual counsellors.Then the candidate makes an act of perpetual consecration to Our Lady and becomes an approved Sodalist.Open To SodalistsReception into the Sodality entitlesmembers to join one of the two sectionalunits, Marian or Liturgical. These sections do intensified work in their respec-
one
w
omen
tive fields of Sodality activity, and areeffective tin motivating and encouragingmembers to participate actively in Sodality projects.
Increased
knowledge and devotion Ho
ward
Our Blessed Mother is stimulatedamong the student body by the MarianCommittee. Litany, the daily Rosary, andpanels on Mary are some of the many activities sponsored by this section.Members of the Liturgical Committeestudy the liturgy of the Church and report changes
and
special feasts on the Sodality bulletin board. At their weeklymeetings, they discuss the variable partsof Mass and the meaning of liturgicalsymbols for the coming Sunday, have spiritual reading, and meditation.Open To AllY.C.S.,Young Christian Students Catholic action group, is open to everyone. Y.C.
S.ers
use the "observe, judge, act"method of christianizing their environment. Active
Iparticipation
of the individual is stressed through the formationof small groups. Many important improvements around campus and in relationsamong students are
^realized
J;through
Y. C. S.
I
i
To you who live in the dorm, itis the voice of the resident student ... a
form I
of student government.
*
* *
Since 1955, Delta Sigma Omi-cron (Day Students' Organization) has been recognized as oneof the main organizations of thecollege.There are certain basic objectives which are being achieved bythe existence of this group. Theyare: to create a stronger socialunity among day students ofMercyhurst College; to promotegreater participation and cooperation among day and resident students in school activities; to stimulate closer contact between daystudents and the Mercyhurst College Alumnae Association.
s
w
e
As
upper classmen
of MercyhurstCollege, we are the wiser for theexperience behind us. We knowMercyhurst and appreciate heradvantages. We are passing alonga few hints for you to follow.We Recommend... that you attend Mass daily inthe Chapel and form the habitof daily visits to the BlessedSacrament. There is no greatersatisfaction than in dedicatingyour day to Our Lord, and nomore gratification than in ending it with a goodnight visitwith Him.... that you take a few minuteseach day to read the bulletinboard in College Hall. It isyour means of knowing what'swhat.... that you follow a regular studyschedule
from f
he very beginning. Don't fall behind in your
work.^
... that youtake!advantage ofthe library for study. It is farmore conducive to concentration than the dorm or day-hoplounge.We Predict... a
wonderful
four-year stay at
IMercyhurst.
... after Mercyhurst, a {fuller lifefor yourself
and*
greater goodfor those with whom you comein contact as a result of yourChristian education.
/4(Hi€L
7H*t€*
Through all the seasons
of $
theyearMercyhurst, we
hold-
you dear.Clad in snow, garbed in green,You'll always be our favoritequeen.Alma Mater,
tofthee
we give our
E
love and our loyaltyTo thee we bow in reverent praisein our fidelity"Carpe Diem" will ever be thecreed that we cherish throughlife
And may your benediction lend tous convictionTo brave us
infall
future strife.
New faces, new personalities, and newtalents; new interests, new laughs, and newaccents — soon you'll be filling the emptyrooms left by last
year's
frosh, and be bringing a new class spirit into the
'Hurst.
*For
many of you it will be the firsttime away from home, but you needn'tworry, for you
won't*
be alone here. Everytime
*you
turn around you'll find somemember of our "family" standing at yourelbow ready to help
you—whether
it be yourroommate, a classmate, your big sister, anupperclassman, or a member of our
"parent
al"faculty.
!^g
No matter
who^it
is, you may be sure ofone thing, they want only to
"get
to knowyou", help you with those first few days ofstrangeness and little problems, make you athome in your
"home
away from home," andsay, "Welcome, Frosh."
I
_4»
We
In our "pursuit of truth," we have chosenMercyhurst as our "liaison." Serving as the me
dium
through which knowledge comes to us, it isa good choice. Because
of*the
accumulated wealthof the faculty, both our vocational and social livesare aptly prepared.But, over and above this, is an "intangiblesomething" that is difficult to appraise. It is thehidden force that makes us smile when we're tired,
• •
that makes us laugh when we're sad . . . thatmakes us eager to return and reluctant to leave.Its a working togetherness between faculty andstudent
.1.
. between student and student ... between "pal and pal."
It
is interest. It is
under-
standing. It is "I care!"And, though one cannot
|ascertain
its value,one knows that it is
a|
freshman discovery anda senior treasure! Yes, it is the very spirit that prevails at Mercyhurst!
SK
s.
in
t
Of
Were
r&l
It is the warmth of "hellos" from everyone youmeet on your first day at Mercyhurst.
i
It is the excitement of your first night in yournew "home away fromhome."!It is the exuberance of your initial letter homeand
the!anticipation
of a weekend at your roommate's.
\
It is the dizzy whirl of your first week and theserious business of choosing a color scheme foryour room.
f E2
It is the thrill of
that
first letter or packagefrom home and the careful composing
of
\
your
first prom invitation.
W>
It is the teamwork of
af
class project and thefun of getting to know the day-hops.It is the satisfaction
oflpassing
room inspection and the dejection of your first campus.It is the solemnity of chapel services and thepeace found there for a moment or two in a busyday. §
Jkj ?
It is the companionship of the Sisters of Mercyand the steadying influence of your own "Big
Sister."
W%
'M
fj
It is the freedom! of a
|weekend;
the seriousconcentration of a school day.I It is the sociability of an afternoon trip toArt's and the solitude of evening study.It is the suspense of meeting
upperclassmen
and the reassurances of their friendliness.It is the nostalgia of the "Alma Mater" andthe gaiety of song fests in|the lounge.It is the gratitude you show to God
fori
Hisgifts and the confidences you take to Him
in|the
chapel.
Im
It is the dignity of traditions and the spontaneity of "after-lights" parties.It is the serenity of a Sunday and the bustle ofa Saturday.
fBl
It is the busy weeks of preparation for a promand the
mystery J
of
"Who
will be Prom Queen.It is the light-hearted singing in the diningroom and the solemn beauty of Gregorian chantat Mass.
Ip
It is the relief of coming through your firstexam with "flying colors" and the realization
tna
you do belong.
\
.It is the loyalty you
feel
toward your
sc ^
and the appreciation you can never expryour teachers. /nri?CY-Thse things, then are the SPIRIT OF MERHURST,
t
!
 
THE
MFRCIAD
Page ThreeBy all students, from English majors to art majors, this recently-built building with its walls and stackrooms
filled |
withhundreds of reference books, novels, and magazines is recognized as a secondary home. Many hours are spent here weeklyon supplementary reading, term papers, or pleasure reading.
Looking
At CollegeLife
DORM
LIFEYour door bangs open at 6:30
asiyour
neighbor suddenly remembers that she promised toawaken you for Mass. Bolting out
of bed
you dress, don your academic cap and gown, and gropeyour way sleepily down the halltowards the chapel.As you leave the chapel andhead for the dining room forbreakfast, you realize that you
are
awake and a new day in yourcollege career is beginning. Afterbreakfast, you hurry back to yourroom to clean it, and to arrangeyour books for your
first
iperiodclasses. But somehow
youf
spend
^
much time talking to class
mates
who cross your path thatyou have to rush to make! the8:25.
A11
day the rush betweenclasses, library, studying, and ofcourse, meals, continues with
oc
casional
breaks for "lounging,"walking,
or
gabbing. After dinner,
jou
dash to the mail box to see if
"
that
tetter" is there. Then after
an hour
of carefree enjoyment,
you turn
back to your room for
«
v
«ning
study, and
f
much later,
and
warier
... to bed.
|Anally
the weekend rolls
jound,
so you decide to look at
Tithing
besides books.
Gradual
-
you find
your favorite enter-
^ment
. .
|
whether it be thennon
Friday
night dances, the
10us
movies
or shopping.
DAY-HOP
LIFE
With
the ring of the alarmclock at 6:30 or 7:00 A. M., theschool life of the Mercyhurst day-student begins.
After
breakfast
and}
a frantic search for the toolsof the trade, she dashes off tocatch a bus or hop a ride in acar pool
formed
by girls in herarea,
f
Upon arriving at school
and-
going through the rigors of parkingthe car, she heads for college halland early morning gossip with herfriends.Between classes, the day-hop'stime is divided
among
many areas.She goes to the library to do outside assignments; the Smoker'sLounge for a cigarette, talk, anda game of bridge; or to the Non-smoker's Lounge to combinehomework and discussion.Lunch* will find the day-hopin a variety of places. She maybe in the cafeteria, lunching withresident students and becomingcloser acquainted with them; orin the Non-smoker's Lounge withher close associates. Prom hereshe
often
goes to the Smoker'sLounge for the noon song festi
val,
or to the library to finish anassignment.
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After an afternoon much thesame as her morning schedule,she rounds up her group of regular riders,
offers
to take as manymore as possible, and heads forthe downtown area.
It's Traditional
AutumnOrientation WeekFreshman Investiture
freshmen formally receive cap andgown fHalloween PartyBishop's Day"Big-Little Sister" PartyNPCCS Harvest Moon Ball—semi-formalWinterNativity
Pageant—presented
bythe sophomores
j(
Orphans'
Party—The
primarygrades from St. Joseph's Orphanage are
entertained
:
by Mercyhurst studentsChristmas
Party—freshmen
entertain upperclassmen IChristmas
Dinner—banquet
Midnight caroling and Benediction—juniors and seniors carolthrough the dorm halls
TWinter
Carnival Weekend—informal dance, outdoor sports,formal dance,
and!
brunchDrama
Festival—one-act
playspresented
andl
directed by dramamajorsSpringMercyhurst-Canisius
College
ConcertDramatic Club PresentationMay
Day—outdoor
crowning ofBlessed Virgin; long formalsSenior
Party—banquet
and entertainment by underclassmen forseniorsJune
Prom—formal
Class Day seniors receiveawards; turning of tassels signifying the advancement of studentsGarden
Party—afternoon
tea;distribution of yearbooks
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Lantern Night sophomores'
tribute
I
to their big sisters,
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theseniors
Tteect
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EpDrinking I
glass
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Dust cloth 1Extension cordMending suppliesSafety pins
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Dress
hangers—skirt
hangersPaper for lining drawersShoe bagAddress bookDesk lampTin food containerEvery freshman is offered
either^
biology or chemistry. Biology
||
work combines textbook study with actual dissection of animals and plants, microscopic wo
*k,
and?
field trips. Freshmanchemistry likewise includes both
textbookffundamentals and
elementary laboratory experimentation. Both courses open wideareas
fori
specialization
in the £
following years in the LiberalArts field. §
'Hurst's Leisure Hour SpotsVie With Book-Beaten Path
The lounges are furnished for relaxation, smoking, and get-togethers. This is a perfect spot to learn to play bridge or knit.
The post office is located on the first floor of the main building.There are two mail deliveries a day.Used more by Gannon men than by Mercyhurst women is thereception room. Here the
men Jim patiently
await their dates in modernsurroundings.
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jj that
modesty is thebest policy. For example, strapless gowns are not
acceptable.jTo
help you
decide
upon a wardrobe,here is a list of some of the thingsyou will be wearing.
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If you have a "steady" who isfar away, you may find yourselfspending Saturday nights in theTV room with others of similarinterests.;i One of the first rooms thatFrosh become acquainted with isthe
Blue
Room, the first floorsocial and "meeting" room.For hunger pains, physical ormental, a combination snack barand book store is located inLounge Hall.
The?
snack bar sells
all?
sorts of goodies; the bookstore sells books
andlother:'writ
ing materials. £??•'
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When spring arrives, many girlsturn to the tennis courts on backcampus for an enjoyable
after
noon.
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Located on third floor, thesundeck or "campus beach" vies
for
popularity with J the I tenniscourts.!
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Every Monday afternoon all thegirls who wish are taken, free
tif
charge, fto Academy's pool.
Les
sons are also given.
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Several blocks from school isa
smallj
shoppingjcenter.
A drugstore, snack bar, supermarket, and
pastry fsh
op
keep
,
the girls well-supplied with! the necessities of
life.
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Ndes
cor"*
the
liberal arts courses, Mercyhurst
»«
2?"
*
homc
economics, elementary
education com
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education, art, and music. Home
economic Mrf
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thoro
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In foods,
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. Above, the girls are putting the
finishing^^^ *««<«
they have patterned on their
self-
touches on
^ ^
spe
nd
a semester of
theirmade
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other teachers and in practicesenior year
in
ob
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rie
,
g
elementary or secondary
teaching
at
one o
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tne pictured
schools. As can be seen
oy
senior, this phase of teacher training is one of the favorites. The art department has its own studio and themusic department has its practice house where theirstudents spend much of their time. Sketching classesplay an important part in the
artist's
^training.

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