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Action Cited
As
"Temporary"
After two months of sluggish sailing, the Mercy
hurst
Weekend College
has
been put In • drydock '.
As
of November
15,
the
end of the Fall
Quarter,
theWeekend College Program,
launchedJn
Septemberamidst much publicity
ami
great expectations, will"temporarily"
be
put out of commission.
. ••
Among the reasons that have been given for thewithdrawl of the Weekend College from activeservice is a lack of response from the
Brie
Community* As Dean Garvey, the overseer of theprogram, put it: "We felt that
the*response
to theprogram wasn't strong and that we entered the fieldtoo late.'
1
The Dean also noted the uncertainty thatexisted at the birth of the program - which
hadoriginally
been organized as a Federal Grantprogram
-
when the administration had to make thedecision regarding the program's future in light of
the
federal
money's
failure to come through. Final
by'Pat Weschler
go-ahead for the Weekend College was issued onlytwo weeks prior
to
the holding of
Its
first classes.
An
outside
factor
also contributed to the
failure
ofthe
Weekend
College
to^meet
its*
optimisticenrollment projections.
This
was the overall declinein enrollment
of"
Erie;area
night and weekendeducation programs. At Gannon College, where anestablished program has
misted
for many years,there had
been
a continuing downturn in theirenrollment for the program.
{
1 •
The Dean did point out
that"the
Weekend Collegemanaged to break even during the Fall term. At thesame time, the college administration Judged theWeekend Program a possible fiscal risk and optednot
to
take the risk during a
budget-conscious Winter
term.
I $
While the program is in drydock, it is hoped thatrestructuring to make the program more viable andattractive can be accomplished. The revampedWeekend College would then reemerge at the
beginning
of Spring Quarter,Dean Garvey stressed that the Weekend
College
isstill a program full of potential.
"It
gives people achance to go to school and continue their education,without
interfering
with their regular working hours,or
taking them
away from their families every weekday evening.'*
The
Dean noted that the program has
met with
great success elsewhere.
>
The key to the Weekend College success, DeanGarvey asserts, is related directly to the number ofnew students attracted to Mercyhurst "We brought
25
new people
onto
the campus through this program,and for this reason, the program was not a mistake.We plan, budget permitting, to bring the WeekendCollege back in the Spring, and give it a chance to
grow
and
gain acceptance
in the
Eriecommunity.
91
«*
The
MM
of
Hi*
Mere/hurst Community
VOL
47
NO.
7
Student "Gripes" Numerous
MERCYHURST COLLEGENOVEMBER.!. 1974
tr
Intercession" Reactions Mixed
by
Pat
Weschler
Student reactions were largely negative followinglast week's publication of the list of Intersessioncourse offerings at
the
Hurst.Among the major student gripes having to do withIntersession was the complaint that course selectionwas very limited, and unappealing to those studentswho sought courses of a general gnature. As one
studentput
f™!Either*ttie
 courses
are
too
specializedor they're Mickey Mousecourses."Another student
added,
^'There's
no real selection of good, generalinterest
courses...too
many of the courses arecompletely useless."Another grievance had to do with the length ofIntersession. As a result of last week's administration move to eliminate the three class daysthat had been wedged in
betweenfthe end-of-term
break and the Thanksgiving break, Intersession is
now
down
to
thirteen class
days.Several students
felt
that not much could be accomplished in any subjectin only thirteen classes. One student suggested thatthey "should zap Intersession all together. Three
weeks isn't
long enough
to
learn
anything
of value.''At the same time, arguments were also
J)ut
forward by other students, faculty members, and administrators who
felt;that
attacks
1
on
Intersessionwere much more harsh than was justified. They
Environment Class
//
Action
Projects'"
Get
Things
Done
by Joanie Stevenson
Four Mercyhurst students are constructing aplayground near the Baldwin Gardens Apartments
as!
part of an
"Action
Project" for their course, "TheEnvironment". |The students: Helen Schryver, Tina Reicbenbach,Kent Williamson, and
Dave
Maries, are
using
an areadonated by Mr. John
Baldwin./The
materials: sand,telephonepoles,steel barrels, wire spools etc. haveeither been donated
by
companies and individuals orwere gathered by
die
students themselves. Themanager of the Baldwin Gardens Apartments,
Mr.
Stearns, assisted
the
students."The Environment" is a interdisciplinary course!instructed by Sister Maura and Ms. Howey. Other"Action Projects" that are being conducted bycourse participants include a recycling drivewhich!culminated with a "Recycle Day"
on
October
29
and
\
a fast conducted to draw
attention
to the plight ofAfrican
Drought
victims.
% J
i
A
note from Paul
Yochim
(member of the
en-
vironment
class)
.Paper
is one
of our most misused natural products.
As
a result of the increase in costs of production, theprice of paper and paper products has
increased
rapidly. Consequently,
theplercyhurst
community(students, faculty
and
administration) is asked
to
usepaper and paper
products
wisely.
X
asserted that the specialized nature of the coursesoffered was directly related
to
the purpose ofIntersession. Faculty members like to do somethingdifferent during Intersession; as a result, unusualcourses that
do not
fit into the
conventional
semestersystem are given a
chance during
that period.
"$\
On the
subject of
the
limited length of Intersession,the responding group agreed that the
brevity„
of
Intersession was regrettable, but that learning wasevery bit as possible as it would be in
a
r
full-length
Intersession.
i
, s
Students registered their Intersession choices onWednesday afternoon: Within two weeks the FallQuarter will end. Only the actual; coming of Intersession will answer the many questions that havebeen raised regarding
the
program
and its
future.
"The Children's Hour" opened last
night
at the UtileTheater. For more details
tarn
to page
4.
SHOWN: KatheeAtkinson
and
Maripat Rafferty.i,
Erie Paint
Co.
Hurst Artists Unveil New Work
by Olivia Longo
A new bright spot
In
downtown Erie is this colorfulgraphic rendered by members of the Mercyhurst ArtDepartment
The
project, recently completed, Is located at
the
corner
of
State
and 14th
St f
##
LAST
TANGO)
IN
PARIS"
! TO
BE SHOWN
MERE
\
"Last Tango
in
Paris", a controversial
1973
movie,may be shown at Mercyhurst on February
16,
1975.This announcement was made by Mr. B.
^Phillip
Herring, Director
of
theSAC-
h
§'
Mr. Herring has arranged an agreement with thefilm supplier
which would
make Mercyhurst the first
college
in the
country
to
show
the
X-Rated
skin flick,which stars MarlonBrando.All that remains is forthe SAC to get approval from the RepresenativeUnion of Students for the spending
of^an
additional
$250.00
to cover the
difference
in
rental costs between"Last Tango" and "Frenzy", the
movie
which wouldbe cancelled
to
make wayfor "Last Tango".The Erie
jPaint
Company has gone yellow andorange! In
an
effort to combine business
with
theArts, the owner of the Erie
r
Paint Company andPresident of the
Brie
Arts Council, James
McBrier,
asked some Mercyhurst Art students to paint agraphic
on one
of the outside
walls
of the
Erie Paintbuilding
on
14th and
State.
The
wall
is
16
feet high and
46
feet long.
f
§
The designers of the graphic are Miss Kemenyffyand her Visual Communications class
made-up
ofeight students. They had been working on thepreliminary sketches since the beginning of the
school
year.
The
drawings were put
up on the
wall
onTuesday, October
i,
and the actual painting was
sta rted
on Thursday,
October
3.
JVarious Erie businesses contributed to the projectby donating the materials. The Erie Paint Companysupplied all the paint, while the Sessinghaus and
Ostergaard
Company, a major Erie building and
contracting compa
ny,
provided
the seaffolding. |A few splashes of bright paint can sure help tocheer
up'
dreary Erie.''
j
I
Program
On
"Aging'' Set
The Sociology Department of Mercyhurst College willpresent
a
program
on
"Issues and
Directions
in
Aging" onMonday evening, November 4, from 8 to
10,
in the Mer
cyhurst
faculty lounge.
*
A panel, moderated by Mr. Paul
R.
Newcomb, of theMercyhurst Sociology Department, will discuss thevarious
aspects
ofaging.
i *
Mr. Cyprian Cooney will make a
presentation
on"Spiritual Aspects of Aging." Mr. William Kennedy,representing the Greater Erie Community Action Center(GECAC) will discuss the
"Political
Aspects of Aging."
Ms.
Joy
Kolb
will speak on the
"Sociological
Aspects ofAging", and Mr. John Stewart will speak on the
"Psychological
Perspectives on Aging."
v
 
PAGE 2
Ms.Jones (letters to the
Editor,
October
25,1974)
is correct when she describes the
LRC
as a
noisy
place. The best libraries arebecoming noisier at a rate that even themost pro-library people dared
not
hope for.There are many
reasons
why
li
braries
are
no longer the tombs that they were whenilluminated manuscripts were chained todesks
or!
when the typical librarians woretennis shoes to muffle their footsteps andsucked lozenges to sooth vocal cords
suf
fering from
the strain of
whispering:
one
of
the most masochistic and least effectivemodes of
•communication^known
tomankind.
v
f» w , *
®
« >
libraries are recognized
information I
asoday'splaces where information is
exchanged
through more than the printed page. It isconveyed lover the telephone, through theuse of photocopiers, cassette players,phonographs, films and other informationsources which; cannot compete with thenoise of home stereos but which nevertheless get their message across at ahigher decible
level!that
that of Johannfirst printing cress. Theutenbergsprinting jpress.biggest and noisiest advance of fall is therecognition that one of the most significantforms of learning
is*
dialogue. The libraryhas finally become
\
an extension of theclassroom where much of the best learningrequires noise.
i
fk
\
>f
.1
.
L
,May*I
make several suggestions to Ms.Jones and
to
others
who
are disturbed. Notethat we have no rooms labeled
""group
study/'
The doors
of*
the glass-enclosedrooms are marked "Quiet Study" and arereserved for those who need quiet
J
May Isuggest also that, instead of conveyingdispleasure through body language, Ms.Jones verbally express her feeling to thosewho disturb her. It is
myfobservation
thatmost Mercyhurst students like and respectone another and that they cooperate whenthey realize that they may be acting in a
thoughtless
way. Should
these * measures
fail the library staff is available to respondimmediately
to
r
complaints when thesecomplaints are made
known.
i
|
M
We welcome criticism from all who usethe
LRC
and thankMs.Jones for taking thetime to write to the Merciad. We supporther wish
for
detente and in that spirit inviteall LRC users to meet
withlus
whenever
they have
concerns.
I f 11 f |
Most sincerely,Joanne CooperDirector of
LRC
THE MERCIAD
t
Years of Service
Published weekly during the college
year,
f
exceptThanksgiving,
intersessioa
Christmas and Easter vacations,and examination periods by the students
of*Mercyhurst
College/ Erie, Pa.
16501.
Mailing address: Mercyhurst
Mai I
room,
Preston
Hall,
Box
36.
»"
Editor:Editorial BoardNews;FeatureSports
.
Business
Manag
Copy
Editor '•.
PhotographerTypistFaculty Advisor
&&
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olleen McManamonPat WeschlerTerry ScheibJim MarianoTony
Mancuso
Joe
Castrignano
Olivia LongoDave SchmeiderTina ReichenbachAndy
Rotlf
«
Staff: Joni Stevenson, Chris
Van
Wagenen, Joni
Wheeler,
Angelee Smith, Rick Zwotko, Greg Zaffuto, Betsy Sfeinwedei,
Darla Ma
lone, Kathy
TumK
Esther
Schreiber,
PattyMultaugh, Nancy Willis, Mary Piudinski.
MERCYHURST COLLEGE
NOVEMBER
1,
1974
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"The KinganrTl—THE!ADVENTURES OF THENIXON
i
ADMINISTRATION'' also known as
1
'Water
Under
the
Gate'' J
*
Wood
I.
LieFeaturing an All-Star
Cast—
STARRING :|< f
Co-STARRING:
Agnew
Whatshisname"Smith"
Haldemanand
"Jones'' Erlichman(alias
"The
James Boys" or"The Over the
Hill
Gang")Comic Relief
:1
The famous opera
singer—Martha-
Squawking Pigeon and
husband,
John SittingPigeon
\
Plus a
Cameo
Appearance by: Dudley Do-Right inthe role
of
Gerald FordSpecial Effects done by: The Federal Bureauof Incompetence; Harvey's Radio
Shack—
Tapes
are
a
speciality.Also, as added attractions:
The
Freshman
Class of
Woodrow Roosevelt College as "studentprotestors"; the employees of Juan's Fixit
Shop
as "plumbing repair specialists".
DON'T MISS
IT
This show has played to packed houses inWashington,
San Clemente and Key
Biscayne.
Although Mercyhurst is set on
a peaceful
(?) little
ittle hill overlooking a prettyshould not assume that thisake,
oner snouia
not assumeCollege is a placid little congenial community. In every little pocket of thiscampus there rests a seething group ofidealists dedicated to the notion that theirway is the
only
way.
&
With the elections coming up next week,as a public service, I present to you aMercyhurst Political scorecard.
^The
opponents are as
foil
ows:Students
vs.
FacultyFaculty
vs.
AdministrationDorm Residents
vs.
Day HopsContinuum
vs.
ConsortiumStudent Policies
vs.
Student ServicesMercy Sisters
vs.
Administration!
Dopers
vs.
Drinkers
fHome
Economics
vs.
MenAcademics
vs.
AthleticsfR.U.S. vs. Herring*Students
vs.
Cafeteria
Students
vs.
Business Services
*
On page 1 of
this tissue
you'll find reactions to Intersession. Last week the cry andhue demanded the change of scheduling.This
week!
many question the value andworth of a
15
day course.
Classic^example
of the old cliche, "Damned if you do anddamned if
you
don't!!!!!!!!!!!!"Everytime
PERSON!
[ hear the word CHAIR-insides shrivel. Does thistrend demand that persons now must onlycontract *spinal-persongitis, can onlycommit first degree personslaughter andwill no
longer!
have
almentality—only
apersonality.
Mercyhurst College
Theater-Arts
presentsA Play by Lillian
Hellman
Oct
Nov. 1, 2, and8:30
p.
m
Nov.2:30 p.m.Adults-
JJ2.50
Students
(with
ID)
£1
£k
 
NOVEMBER 1. 1974MERCYHURST COLLEGEPAGE 3
Kicking
Once again, Mercyhurststudents are being asked to
conserve
%
energy.
This<
mayresult in some self-sacrifice,yet the
end
result will
be
morebeneficial to the student body
byi
maintaining
theMevel
ofquality education we
now
have.
" *
?;
The conservation of energy
is
actually the conservation
ofour
resources.
The
productionof electricity, the processingof water, and their means of
transportation^
from* thesource, all require the
f
expenditure of vast
amounts^of
energy. Due to presentshortages and limitations,savings must be
made._AVe
must reduce waste and use aproportionately smallershare of the energy andresources available.On campus, heating andlighting consume most of theenergy used. Our electric billalone constitutes 77 per centof
the
total cost of all utilities.The principle means ofconserving energy lie in adirect reduction of naturalgas and electricity, both usedto
lightJheat,
or cool Mercyhurst buildings.*: According toMr. Cardot, Vice-President ofBusiness Services, a specificplan
^should
be implementedto conserve energy at Mercyhurst College and to informthe student body of ways topractice effective energy
conservation.
#
To make such a programsuccessful- requires manysteps. First, there should be aperiod of education
ijfor
students, faculty, and
ad
ministrators to understandthe essentials of our particular situation, therebyenabling us to change ourattitudes. Second, we mustmaintain an effective level ofcommunication at all times toachieve the fullest
co
operation. Third, certainchanges in schedule orprocedure should be made toreduce marginaluse|offacilities. And finally, weshould conduct
an
engineeringstudy to re-evaluate oursystems, gain new information and perspectives,and prepare for renovationwhere
needed.f
Last year, a policy toconserve energy was issuedat
i
Mercyhurst. The
main
thrust of
thatv
policy was tosee that thermostats were
The
Energy
Crisis
kept at
68
degrees. Since thattime, the severity of theenergy crisis has increasedpartly because of the oilproblem and must be dealtwith^ more seriously. Therising cost of utilities has alsoadded to the problem; withelectric bills climbing 15 percent and water rates soon tobe 25 per cent above* whatthey previouslywere,due to a
re-classification-
for institutional
use J
Mr. Necci,
^Director
not
Operations, identified as onemajor aspect of the problemthe increasing
|
costs ofelectric heating for Baldwin,Zurn,
and*
the library.According to
f!
Mr.Necci,
fstudents
could easilyhelp conserve energy by
Foot Stomping
following some basic principles and changing somehabits. Heating rooms to
excess'and
opening windowsreleases costly energy. Agood remedy would
be to
keepa regular
(meek
on the thermostat,
making sure
it was ona reasonabletemperature.The only way the problemcan be solved is through acombined effort of the entireMercyhurst Community. Mr.Cardot is aware that a quickreduction of these energycosts is necessary to offsetpresent inflationary trendsand maintain our presentlevel of quality education.The problem is not an easy
one,
yet by all of us workingtogether,
we
will
surely find asolution.
3
Believe it or not, the best way to get around Erie oftenturns out to be the oldest mode of transportation of them
all—shoe
power.
I
h
Shoe power, better known to most as walking, becomes adistinct possibility to the Mercyhurst student on days whengetting a bus may involve an hour's wait. Dire poverty, aphenomenon not unknown to the Mercyhurst community, isanother factor in letting one's feet do the moving in thedirection of where
you wapt to
go.
| ^. i *:
i-*
Walking
is
cheap; it's direct; sometimes it's quicker thantaking the
bus.
The most important thing to know when youstart walking somewhere is how to get to where you aregoing. This
is
where "Around the
Town"
comes ia
:
i
Thefmost
popular walk for
Mercyhurstf
students is todowntownErie.It takes about forty minutes, and the routeis very simple. Make a left at the gate of the college, andproceed to the second light. Make a right there onto State
St., and
walk right
into
the
center of town! f
*
Looking for something unusual for a dull Saturday afternoon. Make a left at the college gate, and walk a mile orso over 38th St. First, you'll come to the Zoo, then theGlenwood Ice Skating Rink, and the
YMCA—YWCA.
The"Y" has a pool for all the water fiends who might be interested.
I
\
~ Jr $
u
If you keep on walking
on
38th
St., you'll come to LibertyPlaza, a very large
shopping
complex which features allsorts of stores,
plus
all the
major fast food restaurants.
A
real bargain awaits the really intrepid walker! If youmake a right turn at the corner of 38th St. and Peach St.and walk about five blocks^ further, you'll come to theSterling dairy store.Here,
if
or
25
cents (no tax), you'll getthe largest single dip ice cream cone presently sold in thispart of the world! Maybe that's a little bit of anexaggeration, but the
ice
cream cannot
be
exaggerated! It'sgreat.
&-•,;-
Itf*
Well, try your luck. Next article, we'll discuss gettingaround Erie by pedal power, and introduce you to that wellkept Erie
secret,
Presque Isle!
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Well
now
that
the
main course is complete it's time
to
addthe final touches.
With
dessert
the
course
is
complete and allthat is left for you to
do
is to put it all together. Yes - you
-even
you
can
do
this.
** $
*-.
But first lets get into it. To
begin,
take one 21-oz. can ofcherry pie filling and
x
k
teaspoon (the small one) almond
extract,
mix into a
l
>/
2
-quart
casserole. Place in a hot, notwarm
oven
at
400
degrees
F.
for
15
minutes until
it bubbles.Mix together,
1
cup Bisquick, 1 tablespoon sugar,
\\
cupmilk and
1
tablespoon in a small bowl.
Beat
^vigorously.
20strokes. Drop by large spoonfuls (6) onto hot cherry filling.Bake 20 to 25 minutes till topping is brown. Serve in dish
topped with
milk.
I
Extremely simple wasn't it? Aren't
you
proud of
yourself.
Now
you
should
be
able
to
take on a
ny
type
of recipe,
v
If the first time the dinner doesn't turn
out,
don't give up.If
you
were able
to
survive it, then there's still hope for youjust keep on trying. Soon you will be able to outcook BettyCrocker. Happy Eating.
*
Next
Week:
Late night nibblers.
91.3
WQLN Programing
SPECIAL THIS WEEK ON
M'HURST
FM:
InsideRock:
Pink Floyd, King Crimson, Refugee, James
Newton.Howard,
John Mayall, plus Focus
interview!
with
Chuck
Stevens. Tonight
9-11
p.m.
*
k*
Legacy of Singers of the Past on Composer's Choice, oldrecordings of Caruso,
Tetrazzini
and
Galli-Curci
with^Dr.
Louis
Mennini. Tuesday
-
Thursday
at 10
p.m. §
?
^Local
Mass Transit Issues: portions of the
M'Hurst
townmeeting on
transportation
recorded October
22
in
the
recitalhall.
Montage
Wednesday at 10 p.m.
P
J
Choral Music from the 16th Century on Evening With TheMasters
with
Lou
Cannarozi at
11
p.m.
Home Economics
Career
Opportunities
The Home Economics Division of Mercyhurst College isplanning a series of
programs*to
inform students of themany career opportunities available to graduate homeeconomists. The second program will be held
on
Thursday,November
7,1974,
at
7:30 p.m.
at Mercyhurst
College in
theRichards
Room
of Zurn Hall.The program will include a general overview of thevarious career opportunities for majors
in
the area
of
Foods
and Nutrition, followed by a panel discussion ofprofessionals from various occupations. The panel mem
bers will
discuss
the
responsibilities of their respective jobs,requirements necessary for the position, the future outlookfor the
field,
and some possible suggestions for summerstudent employment in the field.
A
question-answer period
will
conclude the program.
* *
\
*ij
w
The
faculty
and
students
in the
Home
Economics Division
at
Mercyhurst
College invite
all interested persons
to
attendthis meeting, which could be of special interest to highschool students
who
may
be
interested in pursuing a careerin home economics or foods and nutrition. For further information, you may contact
Ms.
Jeanne Bender, instructor
in the
Home Economics
Division,
at
864-0681,
ext. 278.

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