chase in the college budget.college will apply
one or moreeducation foundations for
to buy enough electronicgear to outfit a "modest yetfunctional" campus radio stationand color television studio.Chances are good the equipment will be installed and readyfor use by next fall term 1979,college officials said."I have every confidence theschool is committed to
saidAndrew Roth, chairman of thecommunication arts department."If it can't be done it will bebecause
not there tobe found."
Mercyhurst is first looking forthe money from public and
foundations; applicationswill be
with perhaps two orthree of them next week, according to Vice President ofDevelopment Bob Prather.If a foundation gift cannot beobtained the
college will apply
fora federal grant, Prather said. Asa last resort school officials will
make room for the pur-
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the information for a presentation in November. >The reasons cited in favor of achange include the possibility ofdecreased attrition,
of classrooms and fewer costs foradministration.
session andproblems connected with it couldalso possibly be alleviated, according to
said, "becausethere would
start-upsand endings in any year withsemesters. Costs could also becut with the decreased work withthree registrations."
two basic problems
with thepresent calendar as it nowstands.
theshort spring term,
what arethe outcomes of the learning
do what you were supposed tohave learned
has to be
thenwe can leave things alone." ra
having on-campus radio and TVfacilities) if we are to have aneffective communicationsdepartment," Prather said.If the money is
Mercyhurst will then post bids for asupplier. A shopping list ofmaterials was provided lastspring by Warren Radio Co. of
listed includes one portable and twostudio color cameras, a videotape
aspecial effects generator andmixer;, color and black-and-whitemonitors and
editingcassette recorder, plus accompanying hardware and astudio lighting system.The audio gear will do doubleduty for radio and television andincludes a mixer,
turntables,two cartridge machines,
broadcast quality.The school's effort to buy itsown equipment represents inseveral ways
a crossroadsmoment for the departmentThe communicationscurriculum originally was builtaround the cable television industry and most of its present
majors are interested in
rather than print,media.'
has been the orphan child of thedepartment for the past fiveacademic years.
In May, 1975, the Erie public!broadcasting system,
its sponsorship of theMercyhurst radio station. Sincethen all lab classes have beenheld off campus, by turns atcommercial stations, theMillcreek Middle School andprivately-owned studios, butnever
same place two years
. Scripps Foundations. He said itThis week Prather said
several months before thechances
getting a grant were school's request is accepted or"pretty strong;" partly, he
turned down.Roth agreed, because the schoolhas "made
in the past and isnot starting a new program.
"The program has a trackrecord and we
responsibly,the bard way," Roth
is not some bonzo outfit trying toget a hold of somebody's loosecash."
said toe college will
or three foundationsfrom a list of
that specialize in
communications grants, including the du
by Barbara CyterskiRichard J. Xubiak is heading
Education hereuntil a permanent replacementfor
summer, arrives.Kubiak, Mercyhurst professorof
and the man whorecently resigned as ErieCounty's director of administration before he officiallybegan his duties, started
temporary position in AdultEducation on October 9. Dr.Gerald Dweller will take over
Kubiak said he will spend hisbrief period on the job studyingthe present state of the AdultEducation program. He said hewill interview college faculty on"how they view this departmentand what they feel
forthe adult learner."
"I will gather facts on the typeof courses that could be made
flexibility in scheduling
feelings of the Erie communityon adult educational needs," he
indicated he would
class scheduling to havegreater range.
look at theidea of
the presentevening and weekend hoursclasses which meet
day aweek for five weeks.
"In the adult community, home
work demands must be metfirst," he explained.
J range from enabling amother to gain insight on child
raising to helping a person gain
an background toward a careerannual event at
in hours accessible
marks the first time
students"I feel he has expertise instructuring an adult educationprogram and under properdirection, this department couldforesee an enrollment of evengreater numbers than those ofpresent regular student figures."Kubiak said
beon the Mercyhurst community.He replaces Sr. Mary AliceSchultz, who was hired by thecollege in September as actingAdult
but resigned the position lastweek. ,
" ^ ^
schools and special programs atChicago Urbana Skills Institute,City Colleges of Chicago,
Illinois, he got his doctorate inAfro and Brazilian Literature.'
_. •/• i .<
work was doneDweller
I at Illinois
director of evening education.Good Times - TMR students and 'Hurst chaperones applaud the
girl, pictured near far right, for
da nee contest held
TMR Kids Boogie, In Union
have helped supervise its planning and j preparation. Theevent's entertainment
intendedfor parents of all Mercyhurststudents,
areunable to attend the event arewelcome
any of the festivities,including the dance, at the priceof $2.50 per person."I don't believe in retreadingold ideas, so all of this fact-gathering
Drelleras background information,"Kubiak
~ jS jS
About his successor, Kubiaksaid, "(Dreller) comes
fromthe University of Illinois and hasmanaged an
program on a campus of 15,000.
The Council for ExceptionalChildren (CEC) sponsored aback-to-school
and senior highschool students Friday, October6, in the Back Porch Cafe.A parent-teacher conferencewas held in conjunction with thedance.
teenagers took part inseveral dance contests, including
Colleen Walsh, treasurer of
said, "It was great havingthe dance
the (Student) Union,
'Hurst students achance to
what we are doingwith and for the kids." V
Of the many record requests,Walsh said,
"One student was so excitedthat
records,"added Education InstructorDiana Bohl.
conference, a panel discussionwhich brought together about 30parents of TMR students. Shewas pleased with the attendance,saying, "Usually
many."But this year it seemed thatmany
rents and students
because of the success
Night Fever was the tone set by the TMR students at the
year's dance and con-Back
"There were a lot of familiar
The format of the conferencewas a discussion during whichparents questioned members ofthe panel. Topics includedplacement of children in schools,special
education teacherevaluations, training of
cyhurst special ed. majors, andmainstreaming.
"With mainstreaming, thestudents have the same facilitiesand teaching
as the other
This practice is being used inclasses such as art and physicaleducation.
After the conference theparents joned their children inthe Back Porch Cafe for the finalhour of the dance. I
Many interesting travel courses are being offered during In-tersession
that has attracted a great deal of student interest is Caribbean Adventure, a study-tour of the
VirginIslands. The course will include a study of the biological,geological
coralreef tropical islands.
of the Southern Skies
a camp located
the Virgin Islands National Park on
The resort is a community of
located on theshore above the pristine beach and blue-green water of theCaribbean.The cost of the Intersession is
made by October
can be obtained
Mary Matthew Dean's
David Thomas ..205ZurnLyn