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VOL.
50, NO.
11
MERCYHURST
COLLEGE
JANUARY
20,1978
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MERCYHURST COLLEGE JOINS BORON PROGRAM - Mercyhurst students seated from left
to
right,
Reggie O'Connor
of
Tonawanda, N.Y.;
Jim
Paskert
of
W.
194th
St.,
Cleveland, Ohio;
Debra
Coppersmith
of
Bradford,
Pa.;
Karen Pesekof Erie, standing, Christine Filippi
of
Erie along withfaculty advisor, James Pesek,
were
in
Pittsburgh recently to meet with representative
of
Boron Oil
Co.
and students and faculty advisors from
H
other Pennsylvania colleges and universities
to
discussBoron's "Students
in
Free Enterprise"
competition..
I
v
jX.
%
The student teams
are
now
in the
process
of
developing special projects which will stress the importance
of the
free enterprise system
to'their
local communities.
A
panel
of
judges from
the
academic and business worlds will select the top projects
in
the spring. Boron will award unrestricted grants totaling
$4,000
to
winning schools. The Pennsylvania program
is
sponsored
by
Boron
Oil
Co.
"
:
. C
f.
While Chilly Winter Winds BlewMercyhurstSnow Crew Plows
By
Darlene Keith and
Amy
ChizmadiaSnow removal
is
considered
a
problem-
on the
-'Mercyhurst
campus. Everyday throughoutthe winter there
are
complaints
lodged
v
against maintenance. But
it
could be worse.
In
fact,
for a
private college
of
thissize,
our
snow removal equipment
and
crew
is
exceptional.The Operations Departmenthas
an
ample amount
of
equipment
for
snow removal.
Among
these
are two
Dodge PowerWagons,
one
International dumptruck
and a
Ford
4-Wheel
Drivewhich doubles
as a
trash truck.All
of
these have snow plows.
Six
full-time
men are
devoted
to
the task of
snow
removal
on
the
road
ways and
in
the parking lots.Four maintenance persons
are
responsible
for
the sidewalks
and
doorways.
;
« ^I *
No
'area
of the
campus getsspecial attention when it comes
to
the work
of
plowing. "Roadwaysare plowed first starting with
the
hill
in
front
of
the school," statedBob Sheehy, Director
1
of
Operations. "We plow
the
actualroadways
and
then work into
the
parking lots.'*In times
of bad
snow stormsand ice storms,
the
drive
off
38thStreet becomes
icy and
almostimpossible
to
drive
up.
Wheelsturn,
but
the-
car
doesn't.
Sometimes
it
seems that salt
has
never been heard
of.
.
fT
"In „
cases
of ice,
salt
is
distributed
on the
front hills,"stated
Sheehy.
"Sometimes
whenthe salt doesn't work, we
use ice
melting pellets."Ice melting pellets
is the
substance which
is
used aroundthe doorways of campus building.If salt
is
used around thesedoorways,
it can be
tracked intothe buildings
and.
ruin
I
the
car
peting.
$*
The
maintenancedepartment
I
uses
no
cinders
or
sand because their expensesmust
be
kept
to a
minimum.
^
But
if
the ice melting pellets
do
fail and a motorist becomes stuckon one
of the
roads,
a
yellow saltbox
is
located
on
the median stripof
the
front hill This
is
kept well-stocked
and is
there
for the
Mercyhurst community's use.Snow removal expenses comeout
of the
maintenance department's budget With this, theypurchase snow plows, salt
and
other needed
equipment.
When blowing snows
and
storms
hit
Mercyhurst
in the
early hours
of the
morning
and
students
are
wondering
if
classeswill
be
cancelled
the
maintenance crews.
are
probablyclearing
the
roadways
and
parking lots
so
that
the
studentswon't miss classes."When
a
storm
is
building
at
night,
we
have people
go
home,rest
and
then come back
a few
hours later
to
help plow. Thiseventually helps
the
people
that
are enrolled
in
evening classes,"stated Sheehy."If
it
snows really
bad
over
night,
we
have the crews come
in
at
5
a.m. to get the lots
and
roadscleared."As
for
the sidewalks, these
are
usually plowed
out by the
grounds people' using shovels.The basic reason that snow plowsare
not
used, according
to
Sheehy, is because the plows
are
wider than the
walks
and they digup
the
grass,Commuters, faculty,
ad
ministration
and
staff
all
complain that parking spaces
are
always
pi led high
with excesssnow. Sheehy
had
this
to say.
"A
big
snowfall
and we
have
nowhere
to
push
it
except
in the
parking spaces.
.The
trucks
can
push
the
snow only
so far." v
.
Sheehy
did
have
one
commentfor
the
Mercyhurst communitythat he^ considered extremelyimportant.
"Students *
can
cooperate
by
keeping their cars
in the
parkinglots.
If
they
;
should happen
to
become stuck though,
one of our
crew will help them
out
whenthey come
to
tneir car. They willeither help them move
it or
tow
it
to
a
parking
lot if it
becomesnecessary."
5
by Vicki
Mar Una
goThe program, "Erie CountyEnvironmental Issues", was heldThursday,
Jan.p
12
as an
Inter-session project
of the
Environmental Education class conducted
by
instructor
Mr.
DanielO'Connor.
t 2
The
day
long seminar focusedon urban problems, land
use
planning, energy
and
solid wastemanagement.
»
Harold Potter
and
Gary
Antalek
represented
the
redevelopment authorities
in
Erie."Urban Renewal's main
concern £is
to
reshape
the en
vironment
in
which
we
live,"stated Harold Potter.The Peach Sassafras project in
19641
made* various site im-
'
provements.
A
Holiday <Inn
was
built, along with
the
Erie CentralMall.
An
estimated
1,000
jobswere made available.Urban Renewal
in 1965,
highlighted
$the
city with
the
Municipal building, Sports store,Master Charge Center, HiltonHotel, Zurn Science. MethodistTowers,
IBM
Building,
and the
General Telephone
Co.
The French Holland project
in
1970 redeveloped
19
public
and
private residential areas.
"
The
ci
y
bee am
e
modernized
in
J.97\witt^he F^rstjfederal
Bank,Erie Times News, HarborviewHomes, Court House, CivicCenter
and the
numerous fastfood restaurants.The re-development involvesmany facets. Major plans includedowntown,
but
concern
is
with
the*housing
issue that confrontsour country. Authorities mustdeal with
the
removal
of
deteriorating houses
and
also
with the rehabilitation
to
stop thisdeterioration.
v
Revenue sharing
has
allocated$3.8 million
for
Erie's
1978
budget.
i i
Will Rosenthal, electricalengineer
and
energy enthusiast,discussed the use
of
solar energyas
an
alternate energy resource.He stated that 92
per
cent
of the
energy
used
in this nation is fossilfuels. This included natural
gas
and Judy
Anania
and
oil
reserves which
are
both inshort supply.
1
| /
Rosenthal stated, "SolarEnergy
is not of the
future,
it is
now.
t
i\
^
Ms.
'Maryanne
Schneider,representative
ofiNational
Fuel
Gas,
spoke
on
practical methodsof energy conservation.
^She
stated that
the
utility company'smajor promotion campaign
is
conserving natural
gas.
Surveys have shown thatsoaring prices have not served
as
a deterrent
to
energy consumers.
Ms.
Schneider simply summed
it
up,
"Money isn't
the
issue!"Consumers
are
urged
to in
sulate their homes
in
order
to be
energy efficient.
Authorities
on
the subject claim that initially,insulation
is the
most expensivemeans
to
conserve,
but it
provides
the
quickest benefits.
Ms.
Schneider quotedstatistics,
"In one
hour
70 per
cent
of
the central
air is
replacedby cold
air
fin
an
energy
inef
ficient house."
She
continued."There does
not
have
to
be
favisible hole
to
have heat loss."An important point
was,
madethat consumers must be aware
of
the varying R factors
in
differentinsulations.
Ms.
Schneider explained thatthe greater
the R
factor
Mot
better the insulation. An
R
factoi
of *30,
for
example,
is I
heminimum desired
for an
attic-floor.
It
is also necessary to haveat least
six
inches
of
insulationcovering
the
attic floor,
ac
cording
to
utility officials.Other measures
to
secure
heat
loss involve proper application ofstorm windows.Students from various^ highschools, senior citizens, gardenclubs, league
of
women votersand
the
Mercyhurst communitywere just
a few of the
groupsinvited
to
attend
the en
vironmental seminar.The audience size fluctuatedthroughout
the
day,
but at
times
thetrecital
hall
was
filled withpeople from
all
over
the
Eriearea.Lakermania continuedSaturday night before
another
hell raising crowd.
It
wasn'tsurprising that Mercyhurst beatPoint Park
84-81.
Here Paul
Young
stands over
the
ball duringa time
out.
Notice
in the
background
"WE
LOVE
OUR
LAKERS", held
by
captivatedLakermania fans. With
an 11-1
record
one can
understand
why
several people
are
saying,
'KANSAS
CITY HERE
WE
COME!!!!!!!!
'
PHOTO
BY
RANDY
MINK
 
VI
wpoi
OlltSide Line
continued...
PAGE
2
THE
MERCIADJANUARY
20,1978
the
editor
£{*t*1m*'#1lmLIfyfu^
It was
a
good time Sunday
to
stay
at
home and watch
the
Super Bowl
on
TV, but
it
was
even
a
better time
to get
together with friends
and
spend
the
afternoon
and
earlyevening remembering days
of
old
when some
of us
werefreshmen and sophomores.i^iAs
I
walked around
the
campus Sunday,
I
found itrefreshing
to see the
number
of
people that
got
together
to
watch the game, have a few beers ana a few laughs.I can't remember
a
more relaxing Sunday
at
the
'Hurst,other than when Pittsburgh won the Super Bowl. Naturally,I'm from Pittsburgh so you can imagine why
I
feel this way.Several
of
us
gathered together
in
a
small room over
on
Briggs
to
watch Dallas intimidate
the
"orangecrushmachine."
But our
gathering
was
much more than just
to
watch the game. It was
a
timein fact
to
sitbackand relax.Itwas
a
time
to
forget about classes and so for a lazy afternoonwe did it.
I
only hope there
are
more
of
these times before
I
leave Mercy hurst.
Letters!
To!The Editor
Fran...
Financial Aid
If you
are
interested
in
applying for. financial
aid for the
197S Summer Session and the 1078-79 academic year periods,you must complete and submit for processing
the
FinancialAid Form
(FAF) and the
Institutional Financial
Aid
Ap
plication. These forms
may
be obtained
in
the Financial AidOffice, Weber Hall.The deadline date
for
submitting
the
Institutional Financial Aid Application
is
March 15. Applications submitted
af
ter this date will
be
date-stamped
and the
applicant will
be
considered
for
financial
aid
according
to
the availability
of
funds.
A
If you haveany questions concerning the completion
of
thefinancial
aid
apphcauonsortneawarding!orfinanciaraid;please stop
by
the
Financial
Aid
Office
in
Weber Hall,
or
give us
a
call at ext.
242
or
243.
..
.Yearbook
Staff
Pra terita
is
alive and well and living in the hearts
of
thosewho care! There
is
a
handful
of
students still strivingdesperately
to
producethebest yearbook yet!
t
Matt Hill, editor, stated that naif
the
quota
of
sales havebeen reached thus
far. The
full quota must
be
reached
by
Feb. 28
in order for Pra terita to continue.Hill recognizes
the
problem that many off-campus students have found
it
difficult
to
make connections with
a
yearbook solicitor. Should
any
student desire
a
yearbook,please follow these steps. Make
a
check (minimum
of
$3.00)payable
to
Mercyhurst College.
Put
this check
in an
en
velope
and
address
it
to M.
Bowen.
Box
61, Preston Hall.Place
it
in
Preston mail
and
a
receipt will
be
mailed backprovidedyougive your address.Please indicate
on
check if you are
a
senior.Total cost of the yearbook is $10.00. Senior pictures are dueby March
1
to Matt Hill, McAuley Hall, Box
33.
The picturesmust be three by five orfiveby seven, black and white. Youmay choose any photographer you wish.Students
on
campus taking pictures include Randy Mink,Sesler and Mark Spencer, Townhouse
1.
Also, Arfax Studios,downtown,
is
taking professional portrait sittings for $6.00.
...
Richard
Birmingham
Letters
to the
editor
continued....
taken.After
the
game, Kevin Bradley drove back
in a van
with nodashboard lights, very poor alignment,
and
faultyheadlights. At times
the
visibility was near zero.Then the next game against Westminster resulted
in
a tireblow-out in the other van. Only dry road conditions prevented a tragedy from occurring. Finally, just last Monday, theteam traveled
to
Beaver Falls, Pa. through more hazardousconditions. The players were visibly nervous
to
and fromthe game as many near accidents occurred.The players should be able to relax before a game
and
nothave to worry about arriving alive/Players' parents havealso shown concern about
the
situation ana asked [thatsomething be done.
/
i
\.
Coach Fox doesn't have enough money in his budget to afford buses so that means it's up to the administration to actquickly
and
assure the safety of
our
team.
,.
f
This isn't
the
only solution.
I
have gone
on
many tennistrips in school vans with faulty equipment. The College mustkeep
the
vans
in
top
condition
at
all
times
and
stop continually risking
the
lives
of its
athletes.
I
only hope thatsomething is done before the first tragedy occurs.I began
to
realize
if
something's
not
done soon about
the
transportation to and from games
I may
not have
a
team
to
write about.The College
has
decided
to
spend thousands
of
dollars
to
field
a
winning team
but
sends this team
to
games threehours away on icy and snowy Interstate Highways in poorlyconditioned vans. Over Christmas break,
the
team Journeyed to Dyke College in Cleveland. The hazardous drivingto and from in these vans was
a
risk that shouldn't have been
the
merciad
Editor Chris
Van
WagenenNews Editor.
John BrunoFeature Editor Darlene KeithSports Editor
»
/.
Terry KellyGraphics and Layout Darlene Keith, Terry KellyTypists
..'
,
Jocelyn PiccutaWriters
and
Creators:. Vicki Martinago,
Bob
Derda
Jr.
Mark Cipriani, Chris
Tomczak,
Alda Walker, Judy Anania,Colleen Hottel, Amy Chizmadia, Liza Manendo, SueFuss.Photographers
....*.
Sue
Carlson
and
Randy MinkBusiness Manager v»
i-U
Darlene Keith and Lisa ManendoArt Editor
ft
v
.
.'•
tti
..
A..«
Patrick DunnFaculty Consultant.; William Shelley
out
in
Minnesota Democrat Hubert
H.
Humphrey, whomPresident Carter called "the most beloved
of all
Americans," died
of
cancer on Friday
the
13th. He was 66. Thesenator, who was Vice President during the Lyndon Johnsonyears, never did achieve the presidency but was indeed adominant force in the liberal wing
of
the Demorcatic partyfor
30
years, evidenced by his intense loyalty
 to
he issues ofequality and justice.
At the
1948 Democratic Convention,Humphrey, then Mayor
of
Minneapolis
but
virtuallyunknown nation-wide, appealed
to his
party
to
take
a
stronger stand on human rights. And in the 1960s, he was
a
key leader
in
the fight for passage of civil rights legislation
An
estimated 55,000 mourners paid their last respects to the
man,
whose "politics
of
joy" was evident even in his finaldays, last Sunday
in the
rotunda
of the
nation's Capitolwhere his body
lay
in state. Humphrey was attributed unprecedented honors shortly before his death. Among them,an honor never accorded any senator: speaking from
the
House podium with Senate and House members suspendingbusiness
 to
hearhim. And, fortnefirstTime
in
history; a postcreated by the Senate especially for the "Happy Warrior,"deputy president pro-tern of
the
Senate.
.
Broncomaniacs believe: your oranges have been crushed.The Dallas Cowboys,
due
primarily
to
their"doomsdaydefense", are
pro
football's new world champions.
The 27-10
win for
the
Cowboys
and
coach Tom Landry gives them theirsecond Super Bowl title in seven years. For Denver quarterback Craig Morton, it was a series of close encounters ofthe two worst kinds, in the form of Dallas defensive linemenHarvey Martin and Randy White,
who
shared in the game'sM.V.P. award. Super Bowl XII, played on Jan.
15,
was hardly super. Morton played
as if he
was shell-shocked
and
tossed a record four interceptions in the first
half.
A recordnumber
of
penalties were also recorded. But the game didhave
its
moments, including one for Bronco Rick Upchurch,who enlightened the dismal festivities when he returned
a
kickoff for
a
Super Bowl record
of
67 yards. Another, thistime for Dallas, featured quarterback Roger Staubach hitting Butch Johnson
on a
long bomb. Johnson dropped theball just after he landed in the end zone for the touchdown.The game
was one for the
experienced
all the way and
Dallas Just outclassed
the
Broncos
in
every department.They even
had the
better looking cheerleaders.Six women and three Black men were among the 35 newastronauts chosen by the
U.S.
space agency. This new selection breaks sex and race barriers that have existed
in the
NASA space program since
it
picked its first astronauts
in
1959.
The
35
winners, chosen from
8,079
applicants,
1,544
ofthese women, were telephoned
or
telegrammed last Monday. According
to
sources,
two
types
of
astronauts
are
featured
in
the new program, full-fledged pilots, who willcommand space shuttle flights, and mission specialists,
in
charge as shuttle flight engineers
who
will organize scienceoperations
on
shuttle flights. Reportedly,
all of the six
women
and two of the
Black
men
will serve among
20
mission specialists. The third Black
man
will be
one
of the
15
nilnts
in the new
izrouD of astronauts.Despite inflation and energy problems facing the U.S.,
a
survey of business and financial editors have expressed anoptimistic outlook on the nation's economy
 for
 1978. Abouttwo-thirds of the
94
editors surveyed said the
1978
economywill be slightly better or remain about the same as in 1977.The other one-third believe the economic rate will be slowerthan in
1977.
Increasing amounts of consumer spending, construction starts and employment were
all
reasons
 for
 op
timism, the editors said. However, they admitted they hadhigher hopes for their local areas than for the economy as awhole. The editors represented newspapers, magazines andbroadcasting organizations in 27 states^and the District ofColumbia.
1
1*
IfNineteen dissident leaders
of an
underground politicalgroup were executed
by
Ethiopia's military regime.
276
others were arrested
in a
campaign
to
annihilate counterrevolutionaries. According
to
a
radio announcementfrom Nairobi, Kenya, last Sunday,
the
regime accusedPresident Carter
of
promoting
the
Somali invasion
of
Ethiopia
and
suggested that
it
could break relations with theUnited States. The two-day operation was carried out against
the
Ethiopian Peoples Revolutionary Party,
an un
derground group of intellectuals and students fighting forthe return of civilian governmen t.Israel's Foreign Minister Moshe Dayan expressed
the
need for the U.S.
 to
 play
an
"active mediator" role
in
MiddleEast peace talks scheduled for Jan. 17. Israel also releasedan agenda which contains
a
compromise U.S. proposal on
the
Palestinian issue.
But the
statement made
by
Dayan wasevidence that Israel supported President Carter's pledgethat the U.S. would play an active role in the talks. Dayan'sstatement coincides with similar remarks about the
U.S.'s
role made by
an
Egyptian spokesman at
the
conference.
*
Los Angeles police chief Ed Davis officially retired fromthat position last Monday and announced he is planning torun for governor
of
California
as a
Republican. Davis, 61,warned that
the
"fear that now grips American cities,
an
erosion of morality, will be the destruction
of
the Americanfamily."
His
contention;is that^society,
in
particular
the
courts, have become too soft on criminals and that societyhas weakened too much
of its
"moral fiber"
of
the past.•Davis' philosophy indicates that,the state
has a
responsibility to enforce laws affecting morality
 to
 arrest what hecalls
"the
disintegration of the family"
and the
"desecrationof
the
relationship between men and women."RANDOM NOTES: The Sex Pistols,
a
British rods bandwho lay claim that they are
a
"pioneering force in
the
punkrock
and
new wave movement" recently toured the
U.S.
andreportedly did not amount to much in cities such as Atlantaand San Francisco. However,
in
Britain, punk rock
is
stillthe voice
of
jobless working class kids,? who,
as
Timmagazine stated, "care not a whit for the traditions of theirhomeland"
...
Also from the British Isles comes a surveywhich was done by "Woman's Own", an English magazinewith a circulation of
1.5
million, that said more than 10,000
of
its readers answered
a
questionnaire concerning the dreamsthey
had.
What the magazine found was that
77
per
cent saidthey dreamed about sex, 72 per cent dreamed about beingchased and 71 per cent dreamed about their families...The FBI has released their latest survey of the top ten campus crime leaders in the nation First ranked was MichiganState University with 1789 reported crimes in 1976. Also inthe
 top
en were Ohio State with
1657
crimes and Indiana U.at Bloomington with
1530
crimes
. .
.
Bulletin Board
Admissions<?
#
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Mercyhurst's annual Open House
for
college orientedstudents from the Erie area is scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 29from l
 to
 5
p.m. Over 900 students from local high schoolshave been extended invitations. Campus tours are set anddepartmental booths will be
set
up
in
the Campus Center,where refreshments will
be
served
and
questions answered.Creative ArtsThe intellectual play "Becket", under the direction of Dr. jGary Smith, will be staged in the 'Hurst's Little Theater on
Jan.
27-28 and again
on
Feb. 2-4. Members
of
the collegecommunity will
be
admitted free.The music department Conservatory Program will hold astudent recital on Sunday,*
Jan.
22
at 3 p.m. in the
Zurnrecital hall.
. ?
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Madame Belova will
be
director
of the
next dance performance scheduled for
Feb.
17
and
18
in the
recital hall. Theprima ballerina of Egypt will
be the
visiting artist.i Academic Policies
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A proposal for
a
Master's program in the Administrationof Criminal Justice to be offered at the 'Hurst was
r
eviewedby committee members. With minor revisions made,
the
proposal
is
now ready
for
Senate review. The committeerequested Tom Thompson
to
distribute the proposal, onlybriefly touched upon
as of
this writing,
to the
faculty-at-large
and
that committee chairperson Vivetta Petronio senda follow-up letter
to
division chairpersons requestingdivision feedback
on the
proposal.
A
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ISenateProposals coming up on the new year's agenda include theGraduate Program
in the
Administration of CriminalJustice,
the
proposal
on
cooperative education
and
therevisions in the Librarial Studies curriculum.Faculty Policies
*
.Faculty policies members
are
working with faculty contract negotiations. Members
are
also busying themselveswith identifying recipients
of
faculty research and development grants.RegistrationThe registrar's office reports
a
decline
in
enrollment
for
winter term,
In the
fall,
a
total
of
1,587
full
and
part-timestudents were enrolled here. Preliminary winter enrollmentfigures show
1,329
for winter classes.&rOperationsGood news
for
residents
of
Egan
and
Preston halls,
a
heating control system
is
under way. When completed, temperatures
in
the
buildings will
be
controlled
by
zone thermostats rather than relying on a boiler time clock.Placement
&
According
to
placement directorGaryBukowski,
82 per
cent
of
the 1977
graduating class
who
sought employmentwere successful, although
the
work
is
not
necessarily
in
their majors. Bukowski stated it was the highest percentageof placement in the last three years.
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Writing CenterIf you are stumped
by
spelling and flabbergasted
by
footnotes,
the
tutors
at the
Writing Center can help. The centeris opened every class
day
from
9
to
3 in
309 Main. Servicesare free
to all
Mercyhurst students
who
desire help withwriting or grammatical problems.
,
Logo CompetitionThe Continuum will award $50.00 to the artist who designsan attractive
and eye
catching logo
for the
Continuum
of
Lifelong Learning. Judges will
be the
members
of
the Continuum Coordinating Council
in
consulation with
a
professional
in the
Advertising Business.
We are
hoping
to
receive entries from students
and
faculty representing
all
components
of
the Continuum.tjGuidelines
 to
 help
you in
preparing your entry: Each
ar
tist will be permitted
as
many
as
three separate entries. Artneed not
be in
final form, but must
be
completed enough
to
allow judging. Consulation with other artists
is
encouraged.Entries may include the use of as many as three colors. Logomay include either the complete title Continuum
of
LifelongLearning
or
initials. Keep
in
mirid that the logo will be usedfor letterheads and in various publications.
 
JANUARY
20.1978
THE
MERCIAD
Discovery
I
Medicine
The discovery of the "x-ray"today considered perhaps the
single
most important advance indiagnostic medicine created aworldwide furor
when Wilhelm
C.Roentgen, a German physicistannounced Sits existence inNovember 1895.Newspaper headlines
hysterically
spread the news ofthe
"wonder
rays". A London
firm
capitalized on the ignoranceof the public by advertising"x-ray proof
5
clothing". AnAmerican legislator introduced alaw to bar the use of x-rays inopera glasses.
*
Fabulous powers
I
were attributed to
this "invisible
light"
by headline hunting reporters.One conjectured on thepossibility of photographing thesoul.
%i
Tom
Edison,the famousAmerican inventor, made a wellpublicized attempt to photographthe brain. But cooler heads soonprevailed and within severalmonths doctors and variousexperimenters were using the stray to locate bullets and othermetal within the body.A
short,
while later thetherapeutic powers of the x-rayhad been recognized and it wasbeing used to treat a variety ofdiseases.
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In the 82 years that haveelapsed since Roentgen'smomentous discovery, the art ofthe radiographer has beensupplanted by the science of theradiologist a
specially trained
physician high skilled in the useof the x-ray for both diagnosticand therapeutic purposes.A radiologist receives at least13 years of advanced trainingbeyond high school to preparehim for
his
toy role
in
conductingand interpreting x-ray studies. Inaddition he also participates inseveral professional meetingseach year to further his continuing medical education.The information he provides to
a
3
physician
concerningsomeone's health is often crucialto successful treatment. Theradiologist is the physicianbehind your picture of health.
ECO
II
With J
oy
By Sue
FussIt's cold. The snow has
blown
into a
three-foot
drift separatingyou from your breakfast. Yourcar
got
stuck on
the
ice and had tobe pushed or towed out. Yourbattery is dead and
1-90
is closedagain. v*
Winter!
has returned. During
times
like these a little defensereaction goes to work inside ofme and says, "Don't go outside.It's too cold;
you'll
catchpneumonia and die!"But now and then I can talkmyself into going out. Somethingdraws me out
a gentle snowfallat dusk or dawn, ice dunes on thepeninsula, a tree that glistenswith a coat of ice.Even when I have to make alittle trip to
Zurn*or
the libraryfor a class something always
catches-my
eye.'It may be thesize of the falling flakes or thecolor of the sunset reflected offthe side of a building. Sometimesit's the icicles looking like
spears
protecting Old? Main
or',
theavalanches of snow from the
steep
roofs. *
"
There's something
about
snowthat allows you to be a little kidagain. You can have snowballfights, build snowmen, and snowangels and slide
all-around
theplace no matter how old you are.And of course there's always
skiinc
Winter isn't always
the
besttime for many people and it canbring a lot of hardship. But if youlook
hard"
enough and
long
enough, it turns out that winter isone of the most beautiful seasonsof the year.
ItSis
unique andchallenging as well as gentle.Beyond
the
car troubles and thefrigid temperature every snow
flake^s^tilJLunique-and
bringswith it a little bit
of*hope
forspring. Those little flakes add upand so does the hope.
LAW ENFORCEMENTCLUB MEETING
Monday, Ian.
23
at
MO
p.m.
iiPacilty
Lounge (Preston Hall)
best
Speaker will be
*
Robert
Potalivo,Insarance
AdjusterNew members are WELCOME!
the
Running
They help keep the ship fromfalling into the deep, cola waterof Lake Erie and you probablydidn't even know it.
Their,
names are Barb Woodand Maureen Walsh. One's anassistant
;
to the Director ofoperation, the other a secretaryto
Frank.
Schreok, but that'shardly important to this story.What is important, is withouttheir services, Mercyhurst might
.find
itself in a state of turmoil.Barb and Maureen do
everything
from taking care ofpurchase orders
(which
keep thecollege
moving)
to plantingflowers around the campuscenter, which as Barb points out,"never again for Maureen".
$**
For Barb, Mercyhurst is farfrom being a stranger. Duringthe time from 1967
to
1969, sheattended Mercyhurst as
an
artstudent. Though
she*left
school,Barb is finishing up as a parttime student.
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Ship
Maureen came to the
'Hurst
inFeburary of 1977 and has beenwith the college sincethen.Sincethat time the two have workedclosely together and have [enjoyed their work.
"We
have a lot of laughs downhere," said Maureen,
"but
we getour work done. The people I workwith are enjoyable." Barb alsoadmitted that the maintenanceget along well with each other."The staff
gets along
fine.
We kid
around
a
lot but it's an enjoyabletime." she said.The only problem that bothgirls agree upon is the purchaseorders. "It's tough to explain topeople that their orders will betaken care
of*
in a reasonableamount of time, but at times the
work*
gets
to be heavy," saidMaureen. |
'
|fls
the job
-
monotonous?^jlardly," sai<LBarb._
".Once
in
aWhile
I'll get out of
the
office andpaint or plant flowers, that reallybreaks up the monotony."
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DEVELOPMENTAL SKILLS LABS
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OPENINGS
:
There are openings in both the writing and math
labs for
qualified tutors.Position: Tutor for: Writing Lab (1); Math Lab (1).Pay: $2.50 for
15
hours (Writing Lab
Winter Term$2.50 for
10
hours (Math Lab) *
Winter
term.Qualifications:At least a 3.0 q.p.a.Send applications to: Barry
Mc
AndrewDirector, Developmental Studies
*
positions may continue based on laboratory needs.
INQUIRING REPORTER ASKS
PAGE
3
NewsFrom
M.S.G.
The proposal for Co-operativeEducation was the topic on theagenda at the MercyhurstStudent Government (MSG)meeting on Jan.
16.
£
George Venuto, president ofMSG, asked representatives fortheir input on the issue of
4
'co
op."
He will meet with ThomasThompson, director
}of
co
operative education, to relay thegeneral opinion
of
lt
the
government
>
Before the proposal is sent tothe Mercyhurst College Senate,
students will
have their chance toair their views at an Open
Forum £
1p*
Tne
^
government showedconcern
*
over studentunawareness of co-operativeeducation. The Question,
"What
is'Co-op'?"still echoes acrossthe campus.
,
*
MSG discussed the issue forover an hour with
questions
surrounding its effect onstudents, faculty,
the
curriculum,various departments
J
and thephilosophy of the college.Government
*
representativesquestioned these overall effects,but
the
majority said
they were
infavor of the idea and wouldparticipate in the program ifimplemented at Mercyhurst.Students are urged to attend,and express their opinions at
theOpen
Forum
on
Monday, Jan. 23,at 4:oo p.m. in Zurn 114.MSG
,
will
.distribute
aQuestionnaire on this topicfollowing the forum in order togain student input.Painting the stairway in OldMain, Barb conversed about thefun
times she's
had
since workingfor maintenance. "We've hadsome incidents that I laugh atwhen I think about them, shesaid.
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Maureen also mentioned a few,but indicated that no one wouldunderstand thenx. unless I theywere in the office.
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And so the story ends or does
it
V
Surely this article has raisedyour curiosity as to what actually goes on in the room justbelow admissions.You've probably seen them ahundred times and didn't evenknow it. Here's a clue who they
are.
If
you
happen
to
see someonepainting lines
around'the
stairway
of Old
Main
you've found oneana if you happen to see anotherplanting flowers, well you'vefound the other one.Which is which? Stop and askthem, and who knows maybe
they'll
tell you a story or twenty.
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Barb
Sweeney
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"Yes
the co-op will raise theacademic standing of the schools inthat it will keep teachers in touch
with
industry?"Mildred Choice"Yes, because I think that students should have experience inwhatever profession they want to be
tf
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Steve
Lav
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"Yes,
I went through high schoolwith it. It's a good program, lots ofexperience
is
involved."
1 Craig Moor
on -I"Yes,because it will addstudents greater involvment
busi ness
world.''
PHOTOS BYSUE CARLSON
to the
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