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VOL.
51,
NO. 24,
MERCYHURST
COLLEGEFRIDAY, MAY
11,
1979
Senators Elected, ProposalInspected, Raise Accepted!
by
Vickl
Martina go
DK
H
This week's MSG agendacovered the issue of the proposedrevision
of the
General
EducationRequirement, the increase in
the
student
activity
fee
to $50 and
theelection of the 79-80
J
studentsenators,
v | Iff fftlB
Dr.
John
Millar,
dean
and
vice-president of academic services,spoke and answered questionsfrom the governing body on theGeneralEducation'Program.The proposal has been through
the
Academic Policies committeeand will be presented
tojthe
College Senate next
week;for
further recommendations.
jjj£?
The proposal consists of threeparts: the Skill! DevelopmentProgram, which deals withwriting, basic math and reading;the Liberal Studies Program,which covers six development
levels | such
as Civilization,American Heritage and Human
Dean John Millar
Growth and Development; andthe
Co-Curricular
Requirement,
which
is
designed
to
insure
activestudent participation in campusactivities that coincide with theacademic programs.!
I
p^J;
Millar^ stressed
'thatl
anydepartment can suggest coursesfor the various units in
<
the
Liberal
Studies Program.^
f
He believes the proposal isnecessary in order to insure thedevelopment of
basic
skills and a
well rounded
academic educationupon
graduation.Z"I
believeeveryone has the right to trycollege, but not the right tograduate,"
Millar
stated.In
^
the |
> Co-Curricular
Requirement the student willreceive
one-third
ka
credit
f
forextra
curricular
activities suchas participation in intramuralsports, student government,college senate, an activity
associated J
with the
^student's
field of study or some form ofcommunity service.
I
M $u
Two
credits must
be
earned
per
year in order for the student tograduate with the necessaryeight credits
in
the
Co-Curricular
Requirement.
?§|
1^
?|
. If
the
General EducationProgram is adopted, it will affectonly those students who begincollege in the Fall of1980.*
J8
Another important issue wasthe unanimous decision to raisethe student activity fee from $35to $50. According to MSGPresident Mike Heller, the in-crease is needed to counteractinflation, expand activities,support
1
, the yearbook and topossibly eliminate entrance feesto activities.
v$
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§
&&
The remainder of the meetingwas spent on the election of nextyear's student senators. Thoseelected
 for
wo
consecutive yearswere Tim Seltzer,
Alda
WalkerWalker and
>
John Chrzanowski.The one year
terms?
weredistributed to JoAnn Alexander,
Al
Lonczak and Vicki Martinago.Senate
%
alternates are
Mike
Phillips and Jim Bolger.Steve Frisina
7
mM$;
Rebecca Martin
NP&*
EditorJAssistant
Chosen
Current MSG Treasurer SteveFrisina has been
.chosen
asMerciad editor-in-chief
fo^
the
1979-80
school.. year.
*
RebeccaMartin, a freshman Englishmajor,
was
named as assistant tothe editor.
^^e^^^S5?^fe
^
Both Frisina and Martin werethe only applicants for
the''job
and were chosen after beinginterviewed by the iMerciadboard members
on
Monday, May
7.
~|i I fliSls
%t
Neither
studentfhave
workedmuch' with the Merciad nor arethey communications majors -Frisina is a senior businessmanagement major.
aBa *-*3^rfl
hope to bring
some?
of
my
pasta
newspaper experience Igained from working at theMeadville Tribune to the
job,"
said Frisina/ an unsuccessfulcandidate
for
president
in
the
lastMSG election.
£
- V
"I'm going
to
try
to
present thestudents
the
best newspaper I
can,"
he added. "Having workedunder some good editors in thepast, I've been fortunate to learna great deal about journalism.Hopefully what I've learned willpay off in a fantastic paper for
the
Mercyhurst community. TheMerciad
is *
going to
j
be
in-
formative, entertaining and funfor those involved with it."
yp^g
2 "Personally,
I
would like
to
seemore people
thinking!of
theMerciad as an instrument ofcampus communication,"
\
saidMartin. "One idea to help thistheory is that of a classified adpage. For example; students whoneed rides, have books to sell,want
to
send personal messages,
etc.
could
submit
';
these to
Merciad, where a classifiedpage would be devoted toprinting of these messages.""I'm excited at the prospect
•*this
new
position," she continued."f hope to
-contribute
creativeand innovative ideas to the 1979-
80
Merciad. I feel that being anEnglish major can only help mein those areas."
jj|B f m£
The decision
to
\
appoint
j an
editor-in-chief
and an
assistant to
the
editor was voted onunanimously
by
the six membersof the Merciad board. The panel
Included
current Merciad Editor
John
Bruno,
MSG
President MikeHeller,
JE.
William Kennedy,director of student services, Dr.David
Palmer
li
^humanities
department chairperson, andCommunications InstructorsAndy Roth and William Shelley.
Theatfe
DisputejOver!
Promotion
lOn
Plans
iSet
For Commencement
The
time schedule
for
activitiesduring graduation
r
have beenannounced
*
by
j
EdwardGallagher,!
assistant
dean andgraduation coordinator.
J
The busy weekend will begin
with jj
a
i
graduation dinner onSaturday, June 2 at the ErieHilton. Seniors will be admittedfree and may invite two guestswho will be charged $10
per
person.
A
cash bar begins at 6:30p.m. with dinner at 7:30 p.m.An informal dance at thecollege cafeteria will follow thedinner. Music will
be
provided
by
"Accent
on
Sound" beginning
at 9p.m.
Seniors may invite guests tothe dance, which is a BYOB af-fair.
7*
3 *r
M
Activities
on
Sunday
begin withthe commissioning of two
ROTC
candidates, Dine Grant andJoAnne Nezovich. Open toanyone, the ceremony
will
takeplace at 9
a.m£
in the HeritageRoom.
?
f
The Baccalaureate Mass willfollow at
10
a.m. in the chapel. Itwill be concelebrated by Fr. Guy
Patrick,
Fr.
John Hilbert
and
Fr.John Swartz.
i,
J
A brunch for parents,graduates and
guests will
beginat 11 a.m. in the college dininghall, The cost
will
be $3.00 foradults and $2.50 for children. Atthe same time, the
president's
honors brunch for award'win-ners, parents, trustees andassociates will take place in thefaculty lounge.
5
*
i
*
Seniors and
faculty*will
belining
up
for
graduation
at
1
p.m.with the actual commencementbeginning at 2 p.m. in
fthe
Campus Center. Sen.(EdmundMuskie,
J
commencementspeaker, will be awarded anhonorary Doctor of Law degreeat the ceremony - which is byinvitation only.
s -j
An informal reception outsideof the Campus Center will followthe commencement.
£L£3&59B[
by Sue Fuss
HMKK'
S $
Igor
i
Stalsky,
4
associateprofessor of
theater
here, will benamed head of the theater artsdepartment on May
15,1 ^placing
Gary L. Smith.
,- ,
Theater
i
Instructor
3Dennis
Andres has resigned his positionand will leave the college at theend of the term in protest at notbeing chosen for the
Job.
m
,-?
It has not been officially an-nounced that Dr.
Joseph
Pizzat,
head
of the
creative
arts
division,recommended
Stalsky's
ap-pointment.! Andres said he wastold of the decision earlier andhas openly told theater studentsof the choice.
Jp <3b«
S*J
*
Pizzat would not confirm thereports of his? choice,
J
saying,"There will be some changes
in
the department {based on theneeds.'
 
pEJ
r
-
' ^^-HulfflBlHS>j St a Isky also would
not
officiallyacknowledge his promotion.
However
l
|he
told The Merciadthat
he
has
"urged
(theschool)
toannounce it sooner to stop someof the turmoil" in the depart-
ment."
fffiSBBfipR
S
£
Both Andres and Stalskyagreed that the controversy hascaused a rift among theaterstudents here, and also that thedepartment
£quality
of the
department's
j
play
productionshave fallen recently.
J
"There's a lot of rebuilding tobe done," Stalsky said.
2?
"We're
at the bottom," Andressaid. I ; ,
B |
*
^
The final decision on the ap-pointment of a department
head
rests with
Dr.-John
Millar, deanof the college and vice presidentof academic'services.
Andres
hasmaintained that the dean will goalong with the; recommendationof Stalsky.
Millar
ventured to sayonly that he respects thedecisions of the
division
chair-persons.^-
P? J *
i
SOAP n
.Last Sunday
the
weather was
super enough
to do
anything
-
especially giving
the car a
bath.
At
McAuleyHall the Hotel
-
Restaurant
Management department sponsored
a car
wash
and
raised
$150 in the
process.
HRM
majors,
as
well
as
students
from
other
departments,
washed
a
lot
of wheels
**"«
 
PAGE 2
THE MERCIADMAY
11.1979
New Boss on the BlockComing up May 25 - the lastMerciad
issue of
this school year
-
SteveFrisina,as the
editor-in-1
chief,
and'Rebecca
Martin, asassistant to the editor - officially
«
take over the reins
of*
this'
trustworthy tabloid.
,
-jThe Merciad board saw fit
to;
give the two
students
who
appliedsomething for their trouble.
1
Because neither one had muchexperience with the journalismworld was another reason whythey both scored. The outcomehopefully being that they willhelp each other out!
("Steve
-
you'll handle the upperclassmen;Becky - take care of the
freshes
and the sophs!")
I I
9I like it.
I like
it
and I
don't likeit.
But it's done - and I could
have
osed
an assistant to the editor,to think of it...
BE
Anyway, may the Force be
with
both of
you.
Running thispaper is a thankless job that
cernes
complete with a viciouscycle that really knows no end. Ied every minute of it. That's
ly to
say
when you
look back on
it.
2|
Congrats Steve and Rebecca.Keep up the good work.
xdK Non-Support
B B
Sfl
1
*jwj
A lot of people missed out onsome quality entertainment lastFriday
night.
Only 25
students gottheir activities fees worth lastweek
when
they caught theperformances of folk artist Harry
Waller and
comedian Chris Rush.SAC paid out $1250 for the acts.Waller performed 1 originaltunes ranging from a foot-stomping "Get out of bed" to thewhimsical
"Mother
Goose's on42nd St."|to the personal
"City
with no name." His guitar workwas commendable; nis
.singing
likeable -marked by a distinctGordon Light foot influence.
9B
Rush was a wild and crazycomedian alright. His on-stagepersonality mixed Woody Allen'svocal mannerism with Lenny
Bruce's
'X' rated candor. Rushalso added a heavy" dose ofGeorge
Carlin's
insight into inepthuman nature to pull off arepertoire of funny
stuff fgjj
Even though both performersmade frequent jokes about thesize of the crowd, they en-tertained as they would a SROaudience.
-•'
\
stfrnj
^P
Our money bought some classentertainment. You should havebeen there.
Bj2 » I
i\Sy
Nixing Nukes
1
PS |BDid you see on the
t.v.
where allthose yippies was out there onprime
time
protesting nucleareverything? Now's the time tojump on the I anti-nuke band-wagon. You can tell it's thefashionable thing
to do
these days- heck, the
'New
Left's* good
ole
boy, California Governor Jerry"I was for nukes but now I'magainst them" Brown, led a star-studded parade of crusaders thelikes of
Jane
Fonda and DickGregory to help their comebackon the protesting circuit.
•#It was
enough
to make you
wishJohnny Carson's character
Floyd
R.*^
Turbo was
available for
comment. ft<
I jr Ijl
• Now if the electronic newsmedia builds] this] thing upproperly,
j
like they did withVietnam
and
fWatergate,
even-tually it's going to appear as ifthe power of the people got
their
way.
Bui,
in reality, it will
be
justanother case of over-exposureand the trend will die a quiet
death,
j ; 2This
doesn't
look as
if
it's
goingto last long.
It'sionly
another
episode from
the past revived forthe dormant 1970's. We've seenrevivals
in
everything else, from
music to
movies
- even in
people'spsyches. Now it's
Iprotesting's
turn at a comeback.
I blame it all on the 70's -
a timeof great
'indecision
and falsehope. There are no more heroesand
"struggling(for
the legaltender" (as Jackson Browne putit) has finally got the best ofeverybody.; I mean, J don't youthink it's sad that ten years agoNeil Armstrong walked on themoon
anditoday
he's pushingChryslers?!
*T'I
So the peaceful protest marchagainst nuclear everything is aperfect way to close out the
un-
derwhelming 1970's, a time thatmight well be remembered onlyfor the discovery of light beer.Coming Next Week:
"'Swan
Son£' f
m
A
majority of one
the
merciad
Editor-in-Chief^
John
Bruno
News
Writers
Sue
Fuss,
Gary Wesman
Feature
Writers . JoAnn
Alexander,
Vicki Martinago
Sports
Writers..
Bob
Delia Rocca, W.D. "Bud" Prize
I
Chris TomezakPhotographer
%
John BrunoContributing Artists Jamie Borowicz, SuzanneRieker .,
* ;
Layout and Design John BrunoFaculty
AdVfsor'fr?r
?:.:
v Hj
v: v:
&
/William
Shelley
m STAFF
1I
SPEAKOUT
g
Every spring it happens. Thewarm
weather
has come so we'reright on time.
j£
M&.
Departments are meeting untillate hours, resignation lettersabound and everybody wants to
know
about transferring. Yes, it'stime for the annual
"Should
Istay at Mercyhurst?" question.We've probably
all | beenthrough it. Your department's inshambles, faculty are leaving (oraren't leaving!),
your$
financialaid has dropped down to twodollars a week and costs aregoing up again. You realize thatyou could be getting the sameeducation (or better) at a stateschool
wheregthere
are 250
basket
weaving majors like
yourself,
*
i
.
A
So
"why did we
a Whang
"TO"there? Why did we stay? What isit
about
Mercyhurst that keeps us
here?
i
1
I
|
* R
To be honest, I don't know. Idon* ( know why I stayed when Ithought there was really no hopefor my department and when Ithought the administration didn'tcare anymore.
jSljR
Maybe I looked around at thepeople here. Beyond all
j
theforms, desks, papers and thecube there are some real peoplehere. They smile, laugh and canshow
you
some neat things aboutthis place. |
SP^^K
felWe stayed as many othershave. And after fall the depart-ment wars are over, some willleave. Whichever way you end upgoing, it will always be your gut-level feeling that counts. Follow
it...
jg
*9n|
I « fl
v$
y^Hfts*
t 9
-Sue Fuss
CorrespondenceNuke Blues
To Whom it May Concern,
i"Some
of
them were angered
atthe way the earth was abused by
thejmenjwho
learned
\
how
toforger beauty into power J .. " -Jackson
Browne,?
"Before theDeluge."
*^$ &
U
The crowd of
people J
thatgathered
in
D.C.
last Sunday wasreminiscent of the rallies of the
60's.
i
Hopefully this beginning,with all
its
energy, will proceedwith the lesson of the Seventies:Change is a process that takesenergy and time,
j
j|
The people were told, "you
damnea weU
better be angry"when nuclear accidents •occur.But anger alone will not slownucleardevelopment,
em
Hug
Outrage alone can't solve ourenergy problem or convince
government 4
to
f
make {stricterregulations I and
-f
subsidizealternate
energy I
programs.
Anger
misdirected
only turns Into
violence
or j
fizzles out into afeeling of helplessness. Neitheraccomplishes anything.
But
whenit is directed positively, angercan stimulate rational thoughtand action.
£/J
X
» We
know that we cannot andneed not rely on one source ofenergy - and that further safetyassurances must be met before
we
go nuclear.
We
know we havealternatives and we
have'theknowledge and the ability to work
in problem-solving directions. .
g What
is needed now is humanenergy
to get it all
going
- to
allowfor the alternatives to be sub-sidized,
t
supported and resear-ched. |
-
*
££*VB
It'll be sad if all the anger ofour age
does*
;
not become acreative force in solving the messwe're facing
in
the very near anduncertain future, before
r
the
deluge
m
-KP© ?t
»;^
9
P^W
Suzanne
Rieker
It HappenedHere
Dear Editor,
^ ^^ -Heel
sick
to
my
stomach "Tha
my car parked in McAuleyparking lot from Monday at 3p.m. until Tuesday at noon.
«
At noon
I
went out to get in mycar. I thought
-
no I prayed that Iwas seeing things - my con-vertible roof had a three footgaping hole in it.
W
2g
?$
ft
seems as though someonejumped through my
roof
What'sappening to this campus!Where's Security? Can't a personeven park on campus safely?
A
total of
$350
damage has beendone to my car. The car belongs
to my
mother. She is
heartbroken
over the incident. She's had thecar since 1969 -
it*has
greatsentimental value to both her and
myself.
.3 *11
still can't believe thisin-credible situation I find myself
'
n.
\
J
'B£&3K§§"
Cindy
Haines
jp
t
If
l"Oi
 Wtefafrt
-ft*
dro(f
CuW
ar«
<jo\J cjonyfodo?
" '
 
MAY
11,1979
THE
MERCIADPAGE
3
38th
Serving Lunches
11:30
- 2:00 Monday thru FridayHappy
HOUK
4 - 7
//
Proper Identification Required"
Inquiring
Reporter asks.
f
Terry Kelly, a senior com-munications major with a printjournalism emphasis, is em-ployed by the weekly Sentinel,which is located in MillcreekTownship and operates as asmall, community newspaperwith no wire service.
J,
Kelly began covering
sports
forThe Sentinel on a parttime basisas a co-op last September. Sincethat time Kelly's duties haveincluded general reporting,where Terry says I havelearned to work with people andhow to relate withpeople."Healso
-takes
and developsnumerous .photos,
-works
withcopy
editing,
various techniquesin layout and design, as well asother general duties relative tobecoming a "top-notch repor-ter."
,
"In my particular field, it isimportant to get out and reportinformation and relay it to thereaders, giving them a first-handaccount of what happened,"
*
Kelly said.
%
;. To accomplish this, Kelly hasdone quite a bit of
traveling.
He isreimbursed for this mileage inaddition to his hourly rate. I"Organizing a story from notestakes time; getting the rightcombination is important to thereaders," Kelly added. He haswritten stories concerning ErieIndependence House. Erie
County,
sports at the high schooland college level, as
well
asvarious features with relatedphotos for
a *
variety
of:
otheractivities. J J
I
J
One project that Kelly is
especially
proud of was his workonthe);Basketball Forecast for1978-79, which featured all areahigh school basketball teams."Classroom experience is thefoundation for ajob,and my twoyears experience working
withThe
Merciad
has certainly he
load
prepare me," Kelly
conckJbA.
But
the key to any
t
program is
to get
the
str —*"in
the field gaining
experience
within their
ma;
Terry
"Red
Man"
Kelly
.
DEADUNE FOR 1FALL
CO-OP
1
IS
'
9
FRIDAY,
MAY 18
Sign up
iniCooperative
Education
J
Office, 207Main.
BEr^B B
i
a
//
Are;YoujGoincfTo:Support
ActivitylDay'.
n
i A1
Nase
-
Senior
\
"Sure, why not -
day!" J 1
it's a freei Linda First
- Sophomore
KL8
"Yes
-
and I feel that everyoneshould participate
in
some way."
Hi
Tony
Viera
- Freshman"Yes
-
it's about time they hadsomething like this."
•'
mm
Nancy
Foust -
Junior"Of course - I'll be an activeparticipant working with en-vironmental studies."
&
Larry DiDionisio • Freshman"I'm not sure - I
might;get
involved if I
 find
 out more aboutit."Colleen Heher
-
Senior"Hopefully. It's a good ideabecause it will get the studentstogether. Besides, it should befun."
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