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VOLUME
49, NO.
4
MERCYHURST
COLLEGE
OCTOBER 15,1976
College Celebrates Survival, Achievement
tffi'imfiSi
^- —PHOTO
BY
BOB
RONKSLEY
PAY ON
TWENTY—Distributive
Education
business
teacher
Tony
Lucas (center)
was one
of manyto lest
the
Psychology Department's black jack table last Saturday during the Fall Festival activitiesin the student union. Student Terry Sullivan (left) was another.Mercyhurst College has beengranted
y
slightly more than$20,000 from the Council for theAdvancement of Small Colleges(CASC), but had no one to administrate
spending
of the fundsas The Merciad went to press.
A
search
committee
chaired byMariiynn Jewell extended untilThursday, Oct
4,
the deadline forapplying for the
$10,000
per yearposition of CASC Project on-
campus
coordinator.The {immediate responsibilityof the CASC coordinator will bethe development of the BlueprintIII proposal to evaluate andrevise
Mercyhurst's
academicphilosophy.The CASC coordinator will
have
a
wide
range of other duties,as well, for evaluating fiscal,curricular and academic matters. Roughly defined, the CASCcoordinator will be the head of an
on-campus
agency for researchand planning,"There are so many roles that
Affirmative Action
To
Move
The
j
Mercyhurst"
CollegeAffirmative Action,,- office,presently located in Preston 206,will be moving soon to what is
now
the law
enforcement
office atthe west end of first floor Main.
g
Further ^details** will
be
published in The Merciad whenthe move is completed.
Y
rfi
The
I
Affirmative
f
Actionprogram was created and fundedBy HEW to provide grievancehearings! for students
who
i
feelthey have been
disqrimanated
against on the basis of race, sex,religion or
age.
Three cases havebeen reviewed since the Mercyhurst office opened two years
ago.
Affirmative Action officerMariiynn Jewell will reviewcomplaints of discrimination, andif the case requires arbitration, it
will
be
presented
to the
Affirmative Action Committee ofthe College Senate.The grievance procedure
is
currently being reviewed by theCollege*' Senate.
/ Robeift
F.
Prather, vice president
of
development,
is
writing theAffirmative Action Plan.so many people now have thatthere is a fragmentation," Jewellsaid.
"This
position removes oneindividual and allows him or herto look at the research, planningand development for the entireinstitution."The CASC
co-ordinator
willreport recommendations
to
Mercyhurst College President,Dr. Marion L. Shane.Jewell said the ideal CASCcoordinator would be a memberof the college faculty or administration with at least fouryears of experience here.
"We
want someone who
knows
Mercyhurst," she said.Jewell added, however, that ailapplications are welcome.CASC is an organization of 60small colleges created under afederal grant from the department of Health, Education and.Welfare.Search committee memberJohn Nesbit, Mercyhurst'sdirector of grants, was the primemover in the drive for CASCfunds, according
to
Jewell. Othersearch committee members areJudith Bradley and Dr. MichaelMcQuiUen.The Golden Year AnniversaryCharter Day Convocation was
held
Sunday,
Oct. 10,
in
the
Indoor
Tennis Courts.
^J
Guest speaker
was
Dr. NazrineAdibe,
who.took
the place of
scheduled
speaker,D&,ReneDubos, on less than 24 hours
notice.
;:
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IS
The program opened with
a
processional of the faculty
ad-
m
instration and honored guests inofficial academic attire.Rev.
Guy
Patrick,
co-director,
Campus Ministry, offered the
invocation.
Sr. Carolyn Herrmann, R.S.M.,director of development and co-chairperson, Golden AnniversaryYear, gave the position statementfor the Charter Day Celebration.Sr. Carolyn said that
"we
arehere not just to celebrate survival,, but achievement."The
Sisters
of
Mercy andMercyhurst were then commended by the Honorable LouisJ. Tullio, Mayor of the city ofErie. He also wished the "Hurstanother successful
and
productive 50 years.Citations were presented to theCollege
by
the Honorable QuentinR. Orlando, State Senator, 49thDistrict from the State Senateand
by»the
Honorable David C.DiCarlo,
<
T^ird
district
Representative from
the
House
of
Representatives.
f^JB
I 1
The
citations were
awarded forthe excellent educational standards maintained at Mercyhurstthroughout the years.Guest speaker, Dr. NazrineAdibe, was introduced by MarionL., Shane,
^president
of
theCollege, and
spoke
on the
ways
inwhich
a
college can meet thechanging needs of a society.Dr. Adibe
lb
a
professor ofeducation at the C. W. PostCampus on Long Island.
,
She was a former consultant toUNESCO in science
:
educationand has taught in over a dozencountries including Italy, Iraq,Turkey, England and the U.S.Dr. Adibe served as NationalPresident of the World EducationFellowship which is dedicated tolife-long learning for all peoplesof the world.Dr. Shane then presented
a
plaque to the Sisters of Mercy asa ' perpetual
memorial
to theSisters of
Mercy
for the pastcontributions and future work."The
plaque
was
accepted
by
Sr.M. Eustace Taylor, generalcoordinator
of
trie
Sisters ofMercy, "in the name of the fullmembership of the Sisters ofMercy."A tribute and benediction wasgiven-
^
by
Monsignor JohnHastings, vicar general of thediocese of Erie.
-*&
:
*&*^£t±
Sisters Of
Mercy
Given
'Greatest Tribute Of
All
Dr. Marion L. Shane, presidentof the College, welcomed
the
over400 guests who attended theGolden Year Banquet and statedthat the
"greatest
tribute of allshould go to the Sisters of Mercyfor all they have done for Mercyhurst College."Sr. Eustace Taylor, generalcoordinator
of
the Sisters ofMercy, spoke in place of thescheduled speaker, Dr. ReneDubos,
who
was unable to attend.She remarked that the historyof Mercyhurst was "a
story
ofcourage and determination* onthe part of the Sisters of Mercywho went through many hardships during the early days ofMercyhurst.Sr. Eustace expressed gratitudeto all who have helped Mercyhurst
to
grow
and
develop into
thekind of
school
the founders hopedfor.Dr. Shane made some comments on the future of Mercyhurst.
He
said "Mercyhurst has a richpast
and we
are making
plans
andconsiderations for the future. Weare looking forward to the futurewith confidence.Dr. Shane also said a collegemust "somehow
in
some
way
link
the development of mind andscience with heart and soul." Hesaid he felt that Mercyhurst wasmoving steadily in this direction.A
one-act
play entitled "I'mHerbert" was presented by Dr.Gary Smith, director of TheatreArts, and Patricia Sobell, seniordrama major.
Music
was
provided
by
the
New
Younger Brothers.
<
*%
—PHOTO BY BOB RONKSLEY
AMONG THOSE PARTICIPATING
in
the Charter Dayceremonies over the weekend were (from left) Dr. Marion Shane*president of the college, Sr. M. Eustace Taylor and Sr. CarolynHerrmann, RSM,
 
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Letter To The
ed
tor
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PAGE
2
THE MERCIADOCTOBER
15,1976
<
9%e7%a4?dU4
Letter To The Editor
Campus
Center Response
We would like to
respondlto
the comments in
the
editorial
"Student Center—Campus
Barn"
of
Oct.8,1976.
II
i
|
I
«
i
I
Some
legitimate
concerns were raised inregard] to the design of the new campus centerand the values
implicitfin
its architectural style.
Anf
examination of the human-made environment and
its
design and the ramifications ithas as a potential resource for
fulfilling
humanneeds on an effective manner is an appropriateThis
|
type
fof
sensitivity to the environment should
be
encouraged.However, to cast aspersions on the new Dean,Dr. Jerry Trimble,
showsfa
complete lack of investigation into the facts by the writer of theeditorial. The planning process on an in-
Suddenly,
some members
of
the 'Hurst
Community are beginning
to
realize thatthe Merciad | is
|
their newspaper,available for
them
to
air their views andmake
known their
opinions,
f
f
|In'the
past, the popular
complaint
wasthat The Merciad
did
nothing but reflect
the
views
of
the
administration.This has never been the goal
off
TheMerciad.
Wejnave always been}
here toserve the entire 'Hurst
Community,
butwe haven't been fable to do that
in
thepast because of lack of support and contributions from that entire community.In
this !year's
first two editions, community
contributions
were practically
lui.i I?
r
j^
?
I
'EMM
Last week things began
to
happen and
this
week the
amount
of
support
and con
tribution
has
grown even
more,
r
Ifthis:
trend
continues, and I
hope
it Letter To The Editordoes, then The Merciad will trulybecome
your
newspaper
andf 'The
Voiceof
the
Mercy
hurst
Community."
NVe
welcome any and all contributions
stitutional level for any construction project
is
acomplex,
long,and
arduous
one,
requiring manyyears of
input.
The fact that Jerry Trimble wasnot
evenI
a member of the Mercyhurst Collegeadministration which conceived, designed andraised funds for the Student Center certainlywould imply no responsibility on his part for itsultimate architectural form. In fact, we recommend to the writer of the editorial that she or hetalk
to
Jerry Trimble and discover that
he is
har
dly a
representative of
the
"prefab,
big
business,
pfroduction*line
diploma" mentality ascribed to
him in
the
article.Jacquelyn Howey
i
Assistant
Professor!
k
Silent Majority Speaks
Out
Dear
Editor:
§For a number of
vears.
I have been a memberof the large taction of students who areclassified as the silent majority at MercyhurstCollege. Afterwaiting*almost two months,
*
Ifinally have to speak out about a topic that hasbeeh pushed under the carpet in Mr. Kennedy'soffice. Why
was?Frank
Sirotak
let
\
go
from f
hisposition
as
Student Activities Director?
?
? |It has come to the attention
of the
whole Mercyhurst Community that Frank was not let gobecause of the narry Chapin concert losingmoney, but rather that
hejjbacked
the StudentGovernment and the students' wishes to have
a
major concert. The Mercyhurst Student Government, which
represents;the
whole student body,voted in favor of the
concerted
thereby wentagainst
Mr.
Kennedy's wishes.This seems to be the reason why we don't seeFrank around anymore. He was more loyal to
the
students
and
the
Student Government, and
he
did not crumble under Mr. Kennedy's pressure.Wasn't Frank's
job to
carry out
the
wishes
of thestudents and
\
not Mr.f
Kennedy's??? Afterall,wasn't the money
from
the
Student Activities feethe students' money in the first place, and to bespent
how
the student government
saw fit?
j
I have worked under Frank's supervision and
now
under
Ms.
Jan Gatti's, and I feel that
after
atwo month probationary period, she still has yetto prove herself to the students, the MercyhurstStudent Government, and most of all her own
staff.
I
$
t
'
In speaking for what I feel the staff and thestudents think, this is no time to put an ^inexperienced person in a vital position
on
such shortnotice, when a more qualified and
Bethune
Assistant
//
Hypersensitive Opinions
My, you take a stunning picture!
So
stunning,in fact, I don't hesitate
to
say it
was the
highlight
tolyour newspaper and are open to any
""***«»
in™™™™***
nw«»
u
« wi*
en^DcHAnc «S
~U+
Me
m*
^
V
of
your
article. I would also
like
to
comment you
suggestions
or
criticisms.
on your ascension into the editorship of this
fine
It looks like the 'Hurst is coming to
life
publication. Maintaining the traditions of The
during
the
Anniversary Year.
Merciad has been the responsibility entrusted to
The
combination
Fall
Parents y
a
»ll^Weekend
was a
great success.
past, you've preserved at least one of them byharping on the traditional theme of studentThe Merciad would like to apathy. While I am the first to admit that I am anonymous.congratulate everyone involved in its only an occasional reader of The Merciad everyaknowledgeable person was available. As you allshould know, Frank scheduled all of this year'smovies and many of the other events
to
comeJOf
all the events scheduled by Ms. Jan Gatti, eachone has been tfery poorly attended. This aloneproves my point that the students don't like thejob she's doing. Only
14
people showed up at herfirst
event—Night
at the Races (which includedall the workers). Though, I could admit it couldhave been the lousy publicity, why then, did sheonly get about 200 people at the Buoys concert??? It was well publicized and last year wehad well over 700 students in attendance. Thisletter, as you could
see,
is pro Frank Sirotak butI promise to help
Ms.
Gatti with any activity sheschedules to the best of my ability. I must saythough, "Why beat a dead horse." I have heardJan Gatti say many times in her office—"If youdon't like the job
I'm-doing,
just tell me and I'llleave." Well, Jan, I'm telling
you
that I don't likethe
job
you're
doing
and I'm asking, for the goodof the students, please resign at your earliestconvenience.
I &
In the interest of
keeping
my job,
I will remain
success.
Letter To The Editor
single time I've picked up a copy, I have beenbombarded by! a tirade of type written tongue-
'ashings
from past and present editors over the
I ''eged
abundahce of apathy afflicting the Mercyhurst student body
JEach
editor over the pastseveral years
has
seen
fit
to
seize
the
opportunity
MKlinuPr^tenriinP Aflfillt ID
^ lambast
the perennial do-nothings for not sup-
IfllOTUIUVI UUIIIUIII5 nUVHI IU}U
™rtin<*
<\n*
affair
nr another with cnnh intonciHr
^Disrespect
and
courtesy 1
are definite issue inregard to the
I.D.
problem, however, I
[feel
theblame has been misplaced.
If fyou
recall whenporting one affair or another with such intensity,such fervor, that I am
left
cringing in the cornertotally
If
ntimidated by scathing, stingingeditorial remarks. While everyone else may
I.D.'s
were finally given back stamped, a large believe that
the
apathy
digs
are
worn
out and
cansign was posted on the entrance to the cafeteriainforming students thatin order to eat,
I.D.'s
must
be
presented.
Now
surely
after
two
or threemeals our community's
young
adults
would
havegotten the idea, but
no,
many students continued
to
forget their I.D.'s. I
IJ
The lady
who
sits a
t
the
door of the
cafeteria
isdoing a
job*thatishe-no
more
likes^than
we do.shrug them off, I alone am left to bear the bruntof
the
attacks
on
apathy.
is
I
have
been
'
m
You
see,
1 nave
oeen
diagnosed bypsychiatrists as an acute hypersensitive, whichmeans that I take everything to heart. As aresult, I experience emotions to
al
degree farbeyond
the
normal
level
of sensitivity. I've floundered
for
days in the depths of depression over a
dless
of what I've contributed.
Oh
and I've tried,Lord
knows
how
I've
tried.
I |
f$
So,
^consequently, after consulting
m/
attorneys,
jwe've
concluded that in my hypersensitive condition, a reasonably strong caseexists for the mental anguish I've suffered induced by the onslaught of editorials lambastingthe
studenubody
with accusations of apathy. Theappropriate charges have been filed in thedistrict Court of Appeals and you can expect tobe served official
notice!of
the subsequentproceedings
in the
next several
days.
i'For
letting me air my views, I am overwhelmed
wtth
gratitude.
See
you in
court.Hypersensitively
yours,
Rick
Sorekfc
I
Granted, her methods at times may seem rough, losing
lotfSty
tcket§*Fve
 Sallen
madly in love
I
|tY©fyOn©|desefV©S tile right
but after trying to see those little white cardsthat almost
400
people pass in front
of her-evety
meal, she deserves a
little more than
an insulting
letter.|[
think that cooperation should
comerfrom
the students first. Are we so perfect that wecouldn't admit that the students and the lady atdoor are at fault?Ruth Miller
wijb
courteous checkout girls in express line af
fairs,
and once
ij
had
to ^
 fee'
 sedated, strait-jacketed and carried away
on
a
stretcher
in
con-
vulsing
hysterics from a
\
Woody
Allen filmfestival.
So jj
when
Bread
tone of your arousingcolumns assaulting the apathetic among us, theresulting impact on my hypersensitive emotionsis shattering; I become racked with guilt regarl
to be heard.Make the Merciad your
form
of
communication.
I
 
(
OCTOBER 15,1976
Letter To The Editor
THEMERCIADPAGE
3
Chann Administration
USSR
OR CSSR?
Dear Editor,As a former
journalist
and editor I
can
understandTypists'
and-or
Printers• errors creeping
into*'original
coDv.'Nevertheless
mav
Idraw:attention to thefollowing that appeared in the New Faculty column,
Merciad,
October 8.1) If the
'mysterious
letters
C.S.S.R.'
did begin to appear after my name
I
think
I
would have
reason
to
beginworrying because I am not a card
carrying
member
of
the Communist Party of the
Czechoslovakian
SovietSocialist Republic. (C.S.S.R.).
No,
honestly!!
2) I
am
a card carrying member of the
C.SS.R.
(Congregatio
Sanctissimi Redemptoris) *
usuallyreferred to as, the Congregation of the Most HolyRedeemer. As a member of this apostolic religiousgroup I espouse some communist
principles—those
thatarise from having taken
vows
of obedience, poverty andchastity. But believe me I am not in any way,?make,shape or form affiliated to either
theAJ.S.S.R.
or the
C.S.S.R.!
'
\
3) The title
of
the group to which If belong is
'Congregation
of the
Most Holy
Redeemer*
as it appears
in
your column
Jit
may
well
be asked if there
is
any realdifference. The answer is yes, not only a linguistic
dif
ference, but also
aj
very real theological difference.Most Holy as used here
is
a superlative of honorary titleand is in no way an expression of comparison withothers of the same kind. Holiest Redeemer is more expressive of
a
superlative of degree and
so
would indicatethe existence of other but less holy Redeemers!! If thiswere true then the
whole
of Christology
would
be
throwninto a new turmoil. Believe me there
are
enoughproblems in the theology of
Christ,
without giving Christan added identity crisis.
He
might not recover as easilyfrom
being
misiaentified as
George Kidd
did!!
You
realize, of course, that theologians are still tryingto solve the problems that arise from the manuscripterrors of
scribes—the
precursors of typists
and*
print
ers!!
%
Success to MERCIAD, the voice of the MercyhurstCommunity.
ittfiii
Michael
O'Connor,
C.SS.R.
Special
Ed.
Co-Op Program
Mercyhurst has recently announced
a
•]
co-operation
programin special education
with
villaMaria and Gannon Colleges.
£
This means that a student fromeither
}
Villa or Gannon can becertified
in*
special
*
educationfrom Mercyhurst without leavingtheir respective campuses.
'
Instead; of these studentscoming to Mercyhurst,. teachersfrom here will instruct classes atVilla and Gannon.Mr. Brian McHugh, Mrs. DianaBohl, and Sr. Kathleen Cribbins,
O.S.B.,
are
^traveling
i
teachers
this term.
j
\
The
three schools
now
have fiveco-operation programs betweenthem. They are: specialeducation,
early
l,
childhooddevelopment, elementaryeducation, business and art.
Lanahan
by
Joyce Sparrow
Mr. James
G.
Lanahan, newDirector of Financial Aid, feelsthe need to develop the "consistency and documentation"which were missing before in the
(Mice
of Financial Aid.
'Lanahan
believes that consistency la reauired
In
order that
the
office
can
handle the financialneeds of an expanding studentbody sufficienUy.Documentation, he feels, isneeded in order that the largeamount of
money
granted bystate, federal, and private con
tributors
for
specific students
canbe taken care of more easily. TAlso, as new director, Mr.Lanahan hopes to develop clearguidelines, and procedures forstudents and their parents whenthey go about obtaining financial
aid.
(
At
this
point, there is nothingthat states clearly enough thehow and why of the processes ofacquiring financial aid. He also
hopes
to work through his officeto help students utilize their ownmaximum, personal use of thefinancial aid available.At present, Lanahan feels the'Hurst, is
not
making "maximumuse of the
Work-Study
program.Too many of the students areperforming what could be considered useless iobs."
v
' Lanahan would
like
to
see morestudents doing necessary Jobs.Two examples he gave %ere:Students responsible for snowremoval on a particular area ofcampus during the winter monthsand the possible organization of astudent Work-Study tutoringprogram.
*
In the future he also hopes' to
develop
a
Work-Study
program
In
which students could receiveossible credit for the
Work-
tudy jobs
they
perform.
^,
Besides being Director ofFinancial Aid, Lanahan alsoheads Admissions which bringsabout the problem of
how
can oneman do two jobs?
£
Between
IV*
and 2 milliondollars pass through the office of
Financia)
Aid
eac
h year but whohandles it?
£
Jz*
At the present time theprofessional staff of this officeconsists of Mr. Lanahan
himself,
and the Assistant Financial
Aid
Director, Sister Michele Leehan.
Financial
Aid
?
receives areasonable amount of studentsupport which is highly appreciated, but Lanahan sees aneed for more professional help,
~HAVE A booo
Hallucinatewith
|
THC
Earth Works
October
15
and 16
Admission
$1.00
Financial
AMI?!
particularly dealing
with
theclerical duties of
the
office. Muchof this clerical work is now doneby Mr . Lanahan and SisterMichele along with their variousother duties In the office.Mr. Lanahan has gone abouttrying to obtain the extra staffneeded and is very hopeful thathis
problem
of understaffing
In
the Financial Aid office will beresolved. Still, Lanahan teds theschool is not taking seriously theamount of staff needed to takecare of the large sum of money.
-PHOTO BY BOB
RONKSLEY
THEMERCIAD
Tht
Voice of
tht Moreytturit
Community
EditorNews EditorFeature EditorSports Editor
Copy
Editors
Art
EditorPhotographer
Melissa nffcMurrayGary Wesman
Beth
Be a I
Terry Kelly
Sue
PettltJudy HollandTrisha Seltzer
Maureen
McCaffertyBob
Ron ks leyWRITERS AND
CREATORS:News Department: Gee NeCastro, Chris Flllpl,
Nadlne
Belovarac,
Richard
Frasca,
Jim
Hefner, Chris VanWagenen.FeatureDepartment:-Cathy Mines, Kathy Aguglia,Darlene Keith,
Esther
Schierber,
Dan
Theveny.Sports Department: Bob Derda Jr., Donna Walker, MikePhillips, Richard Birmingham.Layout
•,*« Edle
HendersonBusiness Manager
Cheryl S
Classified
Section
Eileen
Baugh
Faculty Consultant
•;
William ShelleyTypists: Mary Anne Cochran,
Jill
Green, Debbie Floyd,
Lynn
Mareatouli, Melanle Nash.The
Merciad
accepts,
In
fact encourages, the submissionof articles, letters, and stories from any and all members ofthe Mercyhurst College community: students, faculty, administrators, trustees, and friends of the school. However,,as responsible Journalists we must reserve the followingrights: *
1. The
 right
o
revise
copy Into standard
English;
2. The
right
to
revise copy
into correct journalistic f or
m;
3.
And,finally,the right to revise
copy-
(out
not
chai /**meaning) to fit layout
design. fc
In
addition. Letters
to
the Editor must be signed, must befactually verifiable, and must be written In good taste.Names
will
be withheld upon request, but false names will
not be
used.

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