of the Merciad office,*!
really sure what
week's paper.Just theft it
in the parking lot of Preston,two students,
John DeBarberie, were busywashing two big, dirty, Ford LTD's. The owners of thesemonsters I learned, were President Marion
Trimble.Picking up a pad of paper I scurried out to the lot to conduct an interview.
8 "Hey, Kline, DeBar,
what are you guys
and dean's cars," said DeBar.Thinking for
second Clocked at Kline. "Are you guysdoing
of your hearts?''
replied Kline, "We're
Recognizing the situation at hand, I couldn't help but askwhich car gave them
•"The dean's car gave us some problems.
rust,'' commented Kline.
"Well, that can always be
said laughing.•'Hey, DeBar,
think you'll start washing
cars too? "£
don't think we will."At that point DeBar sprayed the president's car whichKline had
"DeBar, you're getting
a weekly thing, DeBar?"Pausing for a
could be a weekly thing. If we charge adollar a car,
could support our
It's a lot of work
an hour," chimed
Kline.As he washed off the last bit of dirt from the dean's car,DeBar stood
his finished product
face."Good work, fellas. You guys are really underpaid at twobucks an hour before taxes,"
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and DeBar have reportedly tried out forthe 1980 Car Washing Olympics to be held at Salve MariaCollege. DeBar told the Merciad that though he can't afforda car to clean because of the rising costs in tuition, he does
"havehopes ofPr^idenrSnaneletBng him
the contest. Kline meanwhile is convinced that Dr. Shane'scar
made out of acrylic. "It
just hope itisn't against
said.)Happy Birthday Terry Kelly. Terry, if
haven't noticedby now, is our sports editor. This is Terry's second year atthe Merciad and next year he'll be eligible for our pensionplan.
number of students
forthe education meeting on Sunday, October
The meetingshowed, at least to some of
that some students do carewhat's going
a J %
Brian McHugh should
organization of the meeting. The only thing that went wrongwas the speaker was an hour late. Dr. Lehman was
halfhour late but in
true form McHugh said, "Well,
speaker is late. Let's go over to the faculty lounge and party."
appointed the head of
education departmentthis fall. The speaker
was both interesting andenlightening^ It's a shame we don't have other speakers of
I thank the education department for inviting me to thismeeting.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TERRY KELLY
From Janne, Marilyn, Patty, Rita,
Ray, Joe, and
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k •.*,*••• Chris
WagenenNews Editor Gary
Feature Editor Darlene KeithSports Editor Terry KellyGraphics and Layout: Melissa McMurray, Darlene Keith,Gary Wesman
Jocelyn PiccutaWriters and Creators: John Bruno, Vicki Martina
Derda Jr., Mark Cipriani, Chris
Fnss, MaryannFerraro,; Richard Birmingham, Lisa Manendo, Judy
Business Manager Lisa ManendoFaculty Consultant William SheUeyArt Editor..J5. Patrick
Because of the volume of mail received this week on awide range
the following two columns aredevoted exclusively
We encourage response from our readers but add thisreminder: Please
the point and as brief as possible. The more letterswe receive,
greater our space limitations.
Letters To The Editor
of The Merciadheadlined, "DiCarlo Appointed As New Chairperson,
' isinteresting, but inaccurate
previous chairperson of the businessdivision, was never asked
down,'' but rather completed
three-year term as chairperson in accordancewith procedures agreed upon by both faculty and administration and published in the Faculty Handbook ofMercyhurst College.|
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business division faculty was requested to vote for andelect a new chairperson from among the members of thedivision faculty, to represent the business division in administrative functions.
election was in fact held, and afaculty member was chosen
head the division. Unfortunately, this decision was ignored by administration,and
some period during the
summer months Ms.
appointed.It is extremely gratifying to have been offered the opportunity to construct and implement a business divisionprogram of a practical nature and academic quality. It isindeed more
to have been able to accomplishand coordinate
student demand for business, whereenrollments
to place credence to any unfounded rumorswhich may be forthcoming, my letter of resignation fromthe Mercyhurst faculty has been submitted to Dr. Shane,President, under the date
resignation, as stated in my letter, is
effectiveat the conclusion of the Fall term, 1977." My decision toleave Mercyhurst has been made with a sense of personalenrichment, but also
an added feeling of maintainingand satisfying academic desires.David
With the opening of the Campus Center this year, wenow have
provide as many opportunities forparticipation for as many members
the Mercyhurstcommunity as possible.
To that end we have enlarged our intramural program
include a co-ed
league, and are
processof setting up a co-ed league in team tennis. In addition tothese
leagues, which ioin flag football in the fall term,we are having our first annual Turkey Trot on November
hoped that these programs are only the beginning
members of our
community.Based upon the results of a survey taken of a samplingof the student body
fall, there is interest in
widevariety of team and individual activities. We hope to beable to meet those interests, and are planning
add suchactivities this fall
three-on-three basketball leagues formen and
Anyone interested in these two leagues
For Intersession we are planning
a ladder tournament in tennis.
clude the traditional basketball league, bowling league
a winter carnival.
The activities mentioned have
primarily from thephysical development faculty and
intramural interestsurvey but we hope that additional ideas will be comingfrom students.
with ideas for new activities orsuggestions for existing
or myself about them.
students in the development of
tramural program, we are planning an Intramural Advisory Board to help in the planning, administration andevaluation
programs.^ Anyone interested
becoming a member of
advisory board should come to
office in the Campus Center and leave their nameswith
hope you will consider
intramural5 program your program, and
bring yourthoughts and ideas to us. Together
can all feel a part of and
Michael J. Cusack
Director of Physical Development
Dear members of
isthat most famous of all Christian feasts. On that day wecelebrate the memory
allstrayed and spayed animals.
try to pick a focal feast and then attempt toinvolve
entire community in| its planning
are a community with many gifts and it isonly appropriate that we come together to appreciateeach other and
share our common Christian heritage. Ihave always said that the community that prays
the feast of
am planninga special blessing
pets. Some parishes bless boats,others bless cars; here at Mercyhurst the only thing I
bless is animals.
have a special ceremony blessing any pets
may have.If you don't have any here, write home and have themsend your favorite
cat or gopher.Particular care has gone into planning the music forthis gala affair. For weeks the folk group has been practicing such familiar strains as "He
MyAnaconda," and "The
specialtreat, Sr. Elizabeth will teach
congregation and lead itin "Born Free", sung inDutch.Sr. Elizabeth is in dutch sooften herself that it
she get to sing
itonce in a while.
jjBo, remember: On Saturday,
laborand are heavy burdened (isn't it hell having class
me your tired (birds), your poor(salamanders), your huddled (pet rocks), yearning
breathe free. Send these homeless, tempest-tossed
me;I light my
Just thinking of it
and as they say,
see you in
.Dr.j Robert Blessing
While browsing in the college library yesterday morning, my wife, Barbara Ann, came across an article byRobert
Hutchins in the January-February
The Center Magazine that
knew I would be
Intellectual Community," and in it Hutchins quotes from a letter said
to the president of Cornell University by two ofthat school's professors.
They asked: "If
you that an arts and sciences student can now receive a B.A. degree at Cornell andthus be presumed to have acquired
liberal education,without having been required to read
ofPlato, theBible, Shakespeare, Marx, or Einstein, would you con-
this to be evidence that there is a crisis in educationat Cornell?"
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I think that:a) questions such as this are relevant to the discussionsthat
kind of liberalstudies program that Mercyhurst College will have in the1980's;
b) most Mercyhurst students
degree without having been required to read even a
from the greatest writing of
c) if the above question was put to President Shane andDean Trimble their calm and confident reply would be,"Not necessarily."
d) to the same question, at least some of my colleagueson the faculty would
some emothion—"Yes.Definitely, "and
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e) it would be helpful if part of the upcoming debate onthe liberal studies question were conducted on the pagesof
Sincerely,Robert H. BlessingAssistant Professorof Chemistry
.The Crew Team
This year's crew program
is one of the
mostdisorganized athletic programs that this school has ever
the team are as dedicated
other students participating on otherteams. Why, then, has the school more or less abandoned
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valid reason that these writers can see whythe crew team has
the cheapestathletic program
the school. The simple solution
bringing the team back together is to bring some leadership into the
team can function without it.The other varsity teams have fulltime coaches—why notcrew?
We are not asking for
has an extremeamount of experience and background in
all wewant is someone to reorganize the team. Looking at thebudget of the basketball or baseball teams, we see andreason
cannot be done.
The team presently is being* coached by
but are extremely overworked.Through this letter
make the administration,along with the athletic director, aware that this problem