Editor :Fortheany reasons
area beside thebaseball field, now more than
needs to beleveled. First our campus is lacking a flat areawhere numerous activities can be held at onetime; activities ranging
intramural football and Softball.
scheduling conflicts due to the lack of a flatarea where they can reserve space for games.Currently the teams are splitting time between
wearand tear is ruining the outfield grass) and 41stand
a dilapidated Little
Field.Second, the Varsity soccer team
a field to practice and play on during theirseason. During practice time the team must usethe slanted area, which has been provendangerous by the number of sprained ankles
I also feel that the leveling of the field willmake it easier to reach the Motherhouse andMercyhurst Prep, while also beautifying thecampus. Having the field will also bring aboutmore student involvement in Varsity, Ih^tramural, and recreational activities.The leveling
this area also brings forthpossibilities of having an
largegroups can gather for outdoor concerts,speeches and school functions like outdoorgraduation ceremonies.
IFor many of these activities time is of theessence. Fall term starts
season, intramural football season, and the lasttime to do much outdoors until April.
the fieldis leveled without much further
delay anddrainage and seeding problems are taken careof, the field still might not be mature enough foruse by the beginning of
year.With September less than four months away, Ibelieve now is the time to make a decision andhopefully get those bulldozers going. Remember, time
To The Editor:
Picnic Planned Sunday
§ |As you probably know, on Sunday, May 8,Student Government in co-sponsorship with theStudentUnion,will
holding a Student-Facultypicnic at Cabin
hoping for a large turnout and a day fullof fun in the sun. Buses will run from BaldwinHall every two hours from noon till
andpotato salad all day long. In the evening, for themain course,
Steamship Rounds will beprepared
As far as games go, we have equipment forsoftball, volleyball, football, and horseshoes.Sunday is Mother's Day and we're hoping thata lot of faculty will join us on this special daywith
families.The price is $3.00 per person, children under12 will beadmittedafree.Also children over 12bebecausespent.Sincerely,Steve Ryan
has been selected as the date iyear's Student Teachers Dinner forEducation Majors, i
will be forwardedMay 16.ur
to attend are ask<
in the Education Lobby
Anyone interested in volunteering
sign up in theregistrar's
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An appreciation banquet will be given by thefirst graduating class of the Dental AssociationProgram on May
in.the Faculty Lounge at
This banquet, which
VeronicaOsiecki and Jan Schutts, both dental assistingstudents, is given in
to those who
given their time and effort in the class for the
twoyears."IThese include such people as Sr. M. CharlesWeschler and Dr. Lawrence Held, initiators of
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LAW ENFORCEMENT CLUB
Friday, May 13,in
Buy a chance.
There is an accumulation of lost and found articles
the Security Office
Preston Hall.These articlesimay be claimed
hours of 9
p.m.-3 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The Mercyhurst College Pace Program is nowaccepting applications tfar the position ofstudent assistant. I
up in 215
Main.For more information, drop by 215 Main or
Due to previously unforeseen technical
ficulties, the 1977
of the MercyhurstLiterary Magazine, "Settings" will not be completed for publication until early this summer.Therefore, distribution
delayed until September.
| However, Seniors desiring a copy may fill outthe form below and return to Box
PrestonHall (Campus Mailroom) by Friday, May
Acopy of "Settings" will be mailed, free ofcharge,
Noma ..Address.City....State ...
It also suggests increasedcourse
facultypersonnel. The new Department of
time athletic director,two
women's intercollegiate sports,
aparttime intramurals Coordinator.
The tast force which compiled the document consistedof chairperson
Mashank, Richard Fox,Janet Price, David Thomas,Sr.
andGeorge Venuto.Dr. Jerry Trimble, dean ofthe college and vice presidentof academic services, andGeorge Kidd, vice presidentof business services, havebeen invited to attend theSenate Athletic Committee'sreview of the report on May
meeting will begin at
Problem Needs Solution
Lisa MunendoMuch talk has surfaced about the supposed rapes thathave occurred
rapes have occurred
Mercyhurst Campus." The Office did state that there hasbeen some
attacks on some female students but
rape did occur, however, at the Briggs apartment area,but it
To solve some security problems, the Security Office hasbegun to provide an escorting service to female studentswho do not wish to travel alone on the campus to theirrooms.
The Security Office has also been checking the schoolbuildings and housing units two to three times a night anddouble checking that they are properly locked.One of the main security problems, however, is that, according
Security, are that
not lock theirdoors.
a result, much petty theft
occurred.Also,many students use Baldwin as a short cut to Seslerapartments and since many students will leave the backdoor ajar so as to get back in, the end result is too manypeople coming
of the building and it is too
to have proper surveillance. This can result in outsidershaving an easy acess
dorm.The problem here is that there is not enough work forcesurveillance.
George Kidd, vice president of businessservices, the answer
is to initiate a
Awareness Program forSecurity," which can be accomplished through talks andposters.Kidd also added that
should act as
andears for Security. " This means that if a student sees asuspicious person
should be conscious enough
Another solution Kidd is working on for next year is improved lighting on campus. By doing this, he feels that this
behind a shadow.
When told of Kidd's views, Security Chief
felt that,"this is a definite
he feels that if somestudents notice another student committing a crime,
maybe reluctant to report this
Security for fear of being
theheat of a
mainly student versus
Chief Sydow added that this type of surveillance wouldwork if students report an
said that students must not try to physicallystop anybody while committing a crime, for they may bephysically harmed. The student should quickly report
class would be
to make female students become aware of the dangers ofleaving with a stranger, walking alone on campus, and notlocking their doors,
f ** § !
The best possible solution, according to the Security Of
is additional security officers
could provide more
the sole opinion of this reporter that Mercyhurstshould start to change their priorities. I imagine that Mr.Kidd's program would be a help, but as
Students should become aware of the danger, there is noquestion about that,
that stop the rapists and attackers?
iHopefully, Mercyhurst administration
realise this and
a better solution for next
Meredith, "I think they'regood, they'll
the position if
weren't going to work."Kim Christie also felt good,but at the same time she alsofelt that more people shouldhave run. "More students
run to broaden
competition," she said.With
government officers going out and the newones coming in, students willsoon have the chance to findout whether or not theypicked the right candidates.Either way, M.S.G. has four
officers for next year.
of tht Mercyhuret
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