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The Merciad, March 3, 1978

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VOL.
50.
NO.
17
MERCYHURST COLLEGEMARCH
3,
1978
|
by
Terry KellyIt all began back in Novemberwhen basketball
t
teams areshaped and molded into whatwould hope to be a good season.
There
are
a lot
of teams that havemediocre seasons and many thathave poor ones but there are fewwho achieve the ultimate successful year.
*
\
For
the
Mercyhurst Lakers, theword success has been thrownaround Erie
about
as
much as theweather condition or localpolitics.
"|-.
Last November Coach DickFox
predicted
that his teamwould
jj
lose
\
no more than sixgames and up until this point hehas been correct. With thedistrict playoffs just around the
corner,
Fox has his | Lakersworking out for the possible tripto Kansas City.
- -
As the all important openinground startsMonday,let's take a
look back
over
the
season and seewhat the fans will be talkingabout for awhile.In early November the Lakerstraveled
to
Canada to capture the
Wilfred-Laurier
tourney andopened the season with a big winat Edinboro over the Scots. Theythen dedicated their own centerwith a tournament, which theyalso won.
^ f
Following
f
his
thrash of wins,they reeled
offwins
over Clarion,Wheeling, Pitt-Johnstown, andDyke before
fi
losing
to Westminster by two in overtime.Their second winning streakthus followed and saw Point
y
Park, Geneva, St. Vincent, Pitt-Johnstown again,
i
Edinboroagain,
inja
commanding 103-73win. Eisenhower, Buffalo State,Gannon, LaRoche, Central State,and Behrend all came beforePoint Park
evened
the
series withthe Lakers' second loss. Theyclosed out the season with winsover Alliance, Central Stateagain and RobertMorris.
%
The whole season will unfoldMonday night like a story book.
The
tremendous season
will
all
be.
history
and the
fate of
the
Lakers'future will be on the line.
Campbe
Still Plays Basketball
Remember Jesse Campbell?The name is as immortal toLaker basketball as John Wayneis to westerns. In his four years(1972-76) as center on the Lakersquad,
the? all-American
setrecords
for
everything
 from
 mostpoints scored (1750) to rebounds
(1370) to f most
personal! fouls(314).
*f
I
jg
Campbell
was
spotted
by
DavidThomas, associate professor ofearth science,ati!the Buffaloairport
'last
Saturday night.
Thomas I
was returning to Eriefrom a conference he attended
on
international studies;, inWashington, D. C.
^
He said Campbell told him hehas been playing basketball for abeer company in Istanbul,Turkey,
for
the
last eight months.
He
[had
played
Jin
Holland lastyear and was presently enrouteto Michigan, his
home 'state,where he plans
to
apply foremployment in the area dealingwith probation and parole.I He said he will return tobasketball,
Ithis jjtime
concentrating
on
playing somewherein France, if
the job
plans
are notmet.
**
JESSE CAMPBELL
Hurst's" Homestead ProjectIs InPlanning Stages Now
by
Lisa Manendo
f
The Homestead Project, a fourcredit interdisciplinary courseoffered this spring, is a fineexample of offering students not
only book knowledge
but
valuableexperience.
^
This is so because theHomestead Project will givestudents an
opportunity
to designand build an ecologically -integrated homestead.According to Dr. Alan Lewis,assistant professor of biology,who with Dr.
^Wolfgang
Christian, assistant professor ofphysics, will instruct the course,the trend today is more peoplemigrating from the city back tothe country.
*
With the Homestead Project,students by instruction and experience, will learn how to survive in the country -
*how
toprovide as much on their own aspossible.The purpose of ProjectHomestead
Is "to show
"con*
f dence
in all of us
that, yes, thereis information out there that wecan put together
*
to
have anecological
homestead,"
statedDr. Lewis.An
ecologically
soundhomestead,
i*,
explains
-.
Dr.Lewis, "is reached when an area,in this case
a
homestead,produces its own energy its own
,
food,
provides a cash flow andrecycles its own waste."During this course, Dr.|Christian will head energyproduction - the examination of
wind
and solar energy. Dr. Lewiswill be in charge of the building
andj
planning of the house andalso plan food production.
The
course
offered
in the
spring
will deal mainly with the designand planning of the Homestead.Part two of the course, offeredmost likely in the fall, will dealwith the actual building of theHomestead.Presently, the instructors areplanning to construct the housebehind the apple orchard here at
Mercyhurst.
j*
"However," Dr. Lewis states,
"the
first step is
to
come
up
withthe design plans, then gettingpermission from the Sisters ofMercy to use the area behind theapple orchard and then receivinga building permit."Also,another factor to beconsidered, explains Dr. Lewis,is funding. He is hopeful thatthrough donations and fundingthe house can be
constructed.
The goal of the HomesteadProject, which is a brainchild ofDr. Lewis and
Mr.
Daniel
O'Connor,
instructor in environmental studies, is to form a
non-wasteful
system.Dr. Lewis feels that it is important that the HomesteadProject become a reality sopeople
wUl
be able to providetheir own needs.
Homestead
Project
Lewis
M
<
Wolfgang
Christian
 
iton
{jn&phr
J/
R.fa*. ifopm^
With
the
extinction of
the
Koehler beer
dynasty,
so was the
end of a landmark that has been with Erie residents since1847.
rf
Koehler's
significance to Mercyhurst is that the companysponsored a yearly outing for the seniors in the form of abeer blast.
& if
*
Although I'm
not an
avid supporter of Koehler beer,
I
waslooking forward to having a couple beers at Koehler'sRathskeller.Randy Mink says,
"Maybe
we can gather some seniors
together,
jjhead
to
Lawrenceville
in Pittsburgh, and drinksome beers at the Pittsburgh Brewing Company, makers of
Iron City
Beer."
'-
f
But still, it
is a
shame that
the
brewery
couldn't have
beensaved. As one of the last family breweries in the U.S.,Koehler may
not be
remembered
as
putting
out a
first
classbeer,
but
at least some of their commercials
will
be
remembered.
'
v
...
And
of course
no
birthday would
be
complete withoutsaying happy birthday. So Happy Birthday to Gregg(Grogg) Yeager.
You may
know Grogg
from
this summer
atR&B's. He was the bouncer who always had a beer in hishand.
l
... News writer John Bruno and I met briefly withPresident of the College, Marion L. Shane. Dr. Shane's efforts as an educator can be felt around
the
institution but I
doubt
if
any
of
us can
appreciate
the
work
he's
done.Recently, for example, Dr. Shane accepted the highestposition of the Conference of Small Private Colleges, onMonday, February 26, in Washington, DC. Besidesbelonging to the CSPC, Dr. Shane is on the executive committees of the Commission of Independent Colleges andUniversities, the Foundation for Independent Colleges ofPennsylvania, and the Northwestern Pennsylvania Plan
ning Council
for
Higher
Education,
Regions
9-10.He
is also
a
member
on the
board
of directors for the ErieConference, a member of the Erie Chamber of Commerce,United Way, a former director of WQLN, and an incorporator of
Saint
Vincent Health Center. ,
; ;
... 1,000 tickets are on sale for the N.A.I.A. District 18play-offs to be
held]at
the Mercyhurst Campus Center.Tickets are $2.50 for adults and $1.50 for students. Thereason Mercyhurst students will be charged has to
do
with
the
cost
of
running
the
tournament.
/
5*
VI
wpoi
PAGE
2THE MERCIADMARCH
3.1978
LettersToThe Editor;
11 .Patrick
Dunn
..
.Anonymous
No.
1
Dear Editor:
I also
feel
that
Mercyhurst is
being
run
wrong.
Not
only
dothey take your money
and
spend it for trivial things such asfour newsletters to the same department where one wouldbe sufficient, but whenever
<
you go to ask the certain"leaders" of this college, no one knows anything abouteverything.
?
My quibble involves one of my teachers. I share many ofthese feelings
with
many of the fellow students in my class.This teacher not only does not know
how-to
teach thematerial, but when you are permitted, you ask a question,she repeats the lecture and leaves you dangling
about
whatshe is trying
to
say.
Could
you
understand the delicate principles of ethics and jurispudence while the teacher jumpsfrom
this issue
to
dentists, to ethics, then
begins
a
whole
new
territory;If
I can't
 figure
 out how
to
collect this
information
in a
reasonable way,
into
my
notebook
how can I
understand
it.
iL ' T
u 4 I *
When
I say if you
are
permitted
to
ask a
question,
this one
teacher
'•
refused to answer the cry of a mixed-up studentdrowning
in the
material of
a
mixed
up
lecture.
Not
only
didthe teacher only present the material at a rate of
50
milesper hour, but she refused to yield to questions because shewanted
to
get
to her
goal
which
was presenting
the
material
in
time
for a
test.I was told that questions were not to be asked duringclass time so why do I do so? Since my other teachers useclass time for questions, I couldn't
iigure out>why
thisteacher
never took
the
time
to explain that issue
to our
class.
Questions
are a
means
of understanding
feedback.
Schoolsare for knowledge and learning, but how are students tolearn if questions are left
unexplained?
I was taught to askquestions to show
you
understand. I feel if they can not answer
the
question,
they
do not
know
the
answer.
If
they
don't
know
the
material
why are
they
teaching it..Dear
Editor:
This
letter comes
to you in
response to criticisms
raised
byMs.
Delores Jablonski in your Letters to the Editor of Feb.
17th,
concerning the consistent use of degrading humor andart throughout
the
pages of the MERCIAD.
jj
.
I
I
would like
to
take this
opportunity
to
thank
Ms.
Jablonskifor her apparent interest in this publication. However, the
remarks made
by
her
warrant
dome
remarks of my
own.
First, let me assure Ms. Jablonski that as both the art
editor
and
creator of "Hassles", it
has
never
been, nor
will
it
be,
my intention to produce art or humor at the expense ofsomeone's
character.
I
would only be
degrading
myself.
Secondly, and most important, is
ifte
fact that
Ms.
Jablonski, as well as
myself,
is aware of the existing internalproblems plaguing our institution presently.
But
just beingaware of the problem is not enough, not as long as we havethe capabilities of doing something constructive about it. Itis my only hope that I'm accomplishing some good through
the
use
of my satires and strips, not by
"adding
to the fires
of
unrest''
but
by
adding
a
little smile
to
someone's
face.
Patrick Dunn >
..
.Matt
Hill
the
merciad
Editor
Chris
Van
Wagenen
News Editor
John
BrunoFeature
Editor
Darlene
Keith
Sports Editor Terry
KeUyGraphics
and
Layout Darlene Keith,
Terry Kelly
Writers and Creators: Vicki
Martinago,
Bob Derda Jr.Mark Cipriani, Chris
Tomciak,
Alda
Walker, Judy
Anania
CoUeen
Hottel,
Amy
Chizmadia,
Lisa
Manendo,
Sue
Fuss/
and
Mary Beth
Barrett
J
Photographers
Sue
Carlson
and
Randy MinkBusiness Manager
Darlene
Keith
and
Lisa ManendoArt
Editor
Patrick DunnFaculty
Consultant
William
ShelleyThe
Merciad
accepts, in
fact
encourages, the submissionof articles, letters,
and
stories
from any
and
all members
of
the 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
 to
revise
copy Into standard
English;
2.
The
right to revise copy
Into
correct journalistic form;
3.
And, finally, the right to revise copy (but not changemeaning)
 to
it
layout design.
In
addition, Letters
 to
he Editor must
be
signed, must
be
factually verifiable, and must be written In good taste.Names will be withheld upon
request,
but false names
willnot be
used.
cDear
Editor:
\
Just a reminder
that
the end
is quickly
upon
us to buy
that
1978
yearbook. Order one today if you haven't already doneso.Seniors, pictures deadlines have been extended until March
15.
The pictures must
be 3x5 or 5x7
black
and
white. Youmay contact
Patti
Nestor, room
41,
Egan Hall; Mark Spencer in Townhouse I,
Arfax
Studios or other independentphotographers.
Solicitors will be selling books in the cafeteria at dinner
time
from March
6. You may
also send money
to
Matt Hill
in
McAuley
Hall.
iThere will be
a
yearbook
meeting at
1:30
Sunday,
March 5,
in
McAuley
Lounge.
All
interested
students
are invited.Thanks,Matt
Hill,
editor
..
.Anonymous
No.
2
Dear
Mr. Van
Wa
genen,
I am a
member of your "silent
majority."
In the
last issueof the MERCIAD you asked for me to speak out. I
have
never expressed my feelings to this newspaper before, but
here
goes.
I
think Dean Trimble does
a
fine
job for
being
in a
very
dif
ficult
position.
He
seems, at times,
to
have
to
play
the
role
of
the scapegoat for both Dr. Shane and a very unsupportivefaculty. If
you, Mr. Van
Wagenen,
and
the
faculty would tryto be of some help to this college, instead of being sonegative and thereby destructive, Mercyhurst would be amuch better place. I would also like
to
see the faculty spen
ding
a
little
more time with
and
being more concerned about
the students. Often these instructors seem to be too concerned with themselves. I would like to see more positiveelements
to aid
in
building
the
college
and
thereby eliminatesome of the deteriorating attitudes currently present at theHurst.
'"\
As for you as an editor, I think you are too quick tocriticize. However, that is
the
nature
of
people
who
think as
you do—they are the last to
see
their
own
faults.
And
finally, a contribution for your
"quote
of the week."
An old
philosopher once said
that
is is
better to
remain
silentand thought a fool, then to speak
up
and remove all doubt.Your opinions in the paper have, proven to many of the"silent
majority"
that you
are
Indeed
a
fool.Anonymous
I
>
..
.George Hammill
To
The
Editor:
Students of this
college:
YOU
are being laughed at
by
anentire city and the college down
on
Perry
Square.
The
support that
you
gave
to
the basketball team
on Feb. 21
againstAlliance College was extremely shameful, and disappointing
to a
team
that
has
compiled
22
victories
and
a
scant
2
losses,
by
only
three points.
Not
only does
it
show
that veryfew people on this campus have enough respect to go andsupport their team, but it also negates all the
hard
work
by
the team coach, school and the little people who haveworked so hard to build what has come about this season.
With your
 fickle
 attendance (only
when
you're
in the
mood),why
should
the team keep trying to improve
and
work
theirway to
Kansas City?
If
they were
not
such
a
dedicated group
of
hard working
people,
I
seriously
wonder
if
your
on and
off
again support
would help
1If
any
college
in
this nation
had a
basketball
team with
the
record we do, you would not find one seat empty at theirhome games, whether it was against a top team or
a
weakopponent. Now I am beginning
to
understand why
people
in
this
town
have
been
asking
the
question,
"How can a
collegehave a sound program in only seven years?"
The
answer isvery simple; we haven't. Grant
you
nothing
is
wrong
on
thatpart which has to do with players and their
development,
that has been proven by the success this year. But the areathat still
needs
work,
and
plenty
of
it,
is that of the fans. Mostof the students at this college do not know how
to
support
a
winning team, it is not only at the critical games, but atevery game.
You,
as
a
student,
must show
your appreciationfor that right
to
brag
to friends
here
or
at
home
that
we
have
this great team. That appreciation comes with support, notin your rooms, but at the Center where there is a home
game..
I
The shame and humiliation that this school brought
on
itself the other night by
not
showing
up
for the game
and
thehonoring of the six seniors who have devoted several yearsof their life for that privilege of saying we are
No. 1
will not
be
forgotten for
a
long
time.
I
would
really
like
for
everyone,
before they start boasting
about
how
good
the
Lakers
are,
tostart showing
up. To
be worthy of that right,
you
must earn
it, and you do
that
by
getting yourself
over
to the
Center
and
try supporting the team
no
matter
if
it's Alliance
or
Gannon
that they
are
playing.
?
I personally would like to thank all of the team membersfor a very gratifying season as a fan. I think that
you
havedone something that very few teams at Mercyhurst in thefuture will
do—have
the chance
to win 25
games, which, forany school is some feat and you should be extremely proudof this even if the fans seem not
to be.
There
are
some
veryloyal fans who show
up
for every game and I hope that for
you and
them
that goal of
Kansas City
becomes
a
reality andthis time, I
know
we're going
to
win
the
whole
ball of wax!!Again, thank you
 from
he
loyal fans for
a
very exciting
and
memorable
season.George
D.
Hammill
Jr.
..
.More
Letters on Page 3
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If
so, you should prepare for the GRE,or
Miller's
Analogies Test by visiting theGRE Workshop! We offer free tutoringand sample testing. Make your GRE'sless of
a
trauma and more of a success!
*
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(Writing Center)
 
MARCH
3,1978
THE
MERCIADPAGE
3
..
.M.b.u.
To
The Editor:
£
I would like to thank all those who made the volleyballmarathon the success it was. The efforts of the students,faculty, Saga and the Merciad are what made it such a success.;^*
,
Speaking from a personal point of view, let me say thatthis past weekend will go down as one of the fondestmemories I
will
have of Mercyhurst.
Thank
you
for showingme
that
we
can all work together
and
further, that
we all
docare about
our
fellow
man.
f ^ yj
Sincerely,
George Venuto
M
..
.St Marks
Law And You
Attorneys from the Erie area will speak; onMonday, March 6 at
6
p.m.
in Zurn 202.
Open
to
all.
*
Law Enforcement Club members are urged to
attend.
St. Mark's Seminary will be hosting its annual Weekend
live
In
Retreat
this
week.
|
The
purpose of this weekend is
to
give
the
young
men who
are going to join the seminary a chance to live with theseminarians for a couple of
days to
get
to know some
of themand what they do. But this is only one purpose. The mainreason for it is
to
give a college student
a
chance
to
spend
aweekend
away with
some
great people
and to
have
someonearound with whom they might discuss their future plans or
anything
else they want to talk about;. Any young men whoare just
plain curious about
what goes
on
in a seminary arewelcome. The
format for
the weekend is very loose
and
yetthere are
to be
some unusual planned
activities. Be assuredit is not in any way designed to sell vocations to thepriesthood, but is intended to help
clarify * vocations
toChristianity. The experience
will begin with
registration
and
living quarter assignments at 7:30 p.m., Friday evening,March
10
and end
after dinner at 1:00
p.m. on
Sunday, Mar
ch
12.
r
£
§
jj |,,
i
J ^
If you would
like'to
attend, either notify the campusministry (Rm.
212
Main), or call
St.
Mark's (864-3005)
before
Ma
rch
3 for
a
reserva
tion.
,
For Sale
1964
Hondo
(305)
motor-
cycle and
1961-VW
Bug.Both ore in running
con
dition but need work for inspection. $75 each or bothfor $100. Contact Dr. Det-
mar
Straub, Box
57.
f
UVJ
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