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John Burton and Diane
rvvejko twirl in a featured moment of
dance per forma
by Vlcki Mar tin a
J ; tIt
was done to promote student,faculty and administrative in-volvement at the 'Hurst. And thatit did.
past midnight. To"arouse"* students from
sleeping quarters, a brigadevisited the
ments with pots, pans and loudcries of "Good Morning.
about a rude awakening,
The opening ceremonies in thecampus center brought about 100members of the
com-munity together for a breakfastof coffee and
withintroductory remarks from MSGpresident
FatherGuy Patrick, president MarionShane and Mr. Ed Gallagher,assistant dean of the college.And then it all began,
Many familiar faces par-ticipated in the faculty car wash,with profs sudsing and sprayingsome very
doubles match saw Dr.Joseph Pizzat, chairman of the
Ten 'Hurst graduating classes -beginning with the Class of 1929and ending
-will be celebrating anniversaryreunions this July 25 to 29/The college's annual
Event will include programs thelikes
mini-courses onphotography, relaxationtechniques, investments and useof media in the
Highlighting the Alumni-aeCollege will
MonteCarlo Night on Friday, a dinner-dance on Saturday and SundayMass and brunch. Recreationalactivities and babysitting ser-vices will be available for thechildren,
The summertime happeningwill
the public will be invited toattend. For moreinformation,call the college's Alumni-ae of-
Division of Creative
lay take a win overPresident Shane and Phil Dubskywith scores of 6-2, 1-6 and 7-6.According to Findlay, "ThePresident and Pizzat provedthemselves to be in
condition and did more than holdtheir
with Phil and
It was areal work out for all four of us."Approximately
gathered to cheer for theirfavorite doubles team.But
fdown in? Garveyi
Park,people were busy buying up theraffle tickets in hopes of winning
prizes for the day. Inaddition,! the
from thedorms; Mr. 1 George J Kidd,
of Business Ser-
Mike Cusack,athletic director
baseballcoach were drawing large crowdsand long lines at the "Dunking"booth.
Bert ha's Pierogie §
MrGallagher's Pasta booth, and aspecial picnic
the grotto,provided the food for
day of fun.While the "Secretary-StudentSweet
he"cookie monsters" in the crowd,with their
display of J
brownies, fudge, and many othersurprises.
The Dance Department per-formed in
Mountain," a blue grass bandplayed in the grotto and a frisbee
took place in
front yara! Eachprovided a different delight forthe
community.A Superstars competitionplaced the girl's and guy'svarsity teams against each other.After much battle and bloodshed,the basketball representativestook first place, baseball-softballsecond place, with the remainingvarsity teams taking the finalcategories; Evening
included "The Rocky HorrorPicture Show" and a dance in theunion. According! to Mr.
Services, "it was an amateuraudience." He knew the
ashe came with umbrella and othersundry materials. But some wereunprepared. Those attending theflic for the first time firmlyconfirmed
phrase that "onceis not enough.'
fori * Activi
phrase is also true. The overallopinion is that the tradition mustgo on.J*
* I |& ep*g
director of jtheStudent Union, stated, "The dayproved that the students canwork together if they want to. Iwas really impressed." Shequickly added, "It definitelyshould be done again."
say good-bye to studentapathy. The; Hurst has had"enough."*
Area Business FirmsLearn About Co-Op
by Rebecca MartinOn May*
representativesfrom area business
came toMercyhurst to learn about theCooperative Education programat the Zurn Recital
Firms such as National Fuel
MutualSavings, WLKK and the HolidayInn attended the coffeebreak.Members of the Co-op advisoryboard presented a slat on the
reactions of employers to
co-op program. Alda
Vicki Martinago, JimTarasovitch
and ReggieO'Connor helped create a morerelaxed atmosphere with theirdramatic talent.
% * >Cooperative
education was anew idea to many of thearea em-ployers.
curiosity with theprogram^ led
askquestions dealing with suchissues as the legal
between the employer and the
student, the time
of the program and
unem-ployment obligations of theemployer.
Tom Thompson, the director ofthe Mercyhurst
program,and a number of
in theprogram answered all
raised by the audience.* The
the answers given as well asprogram
firmsbecome informed of the programhere at Mercyhurst, there will bea wider variety of assignments atthe Co-op office, providing betteropportunities for the Mercyhurststudent.
Editor's Note: On Monday, May21st Mike Heller completed histerm as president of
The Merciad talked
concerning his feelings towardshis term in office.
Alda Wa I
What began as an opportunityto
involved became a
to enable the
to help themselves.
of the MSG last year,one of his major goals was to getmore students involved. With thehelp of a number of community-
he felt he metthis goal to a certain degree.However, he added that thestudent body had a ways to gobefore they reached total in-volvement.
jEd *fWhen ,j
asked about obstaclesthat may have hindered his term,Heller stated
the majorhindrance that he faced was the
hardto inspire people who don't wantto
"People would rather discuss thethings wrong and then blame theschool. faculty and ': ad-
was then asked if he hadany advice to pass
to -the in*
student officers. He feltthat the new MSG officers had toreach out to more students. Headded that tne
officers had to
the students understandthe need for them to gettogether."
His feelings towards
monious relationships betweenthe students was supplementedwith those calling for the con-tinuous tinuance of a goodrelationship with the ad-ministration. He stated that theadministration
willing tohelp the student; therefore, thestudent should feel free to turn toresources such as
To the students he passed onthis piece|
that'sbeing offered to
things. Expand your knowledgenot
in your field of study;
as a whole. Mercyhurst has
a bit to offer to anyone
is willing to reach out and accept
when he .an-swered the question. "What willyou most remember about thisyear as
statedthat he would best remember thepeople.
17 the Mercyhurstchapter
the Council ofExceptional Children held their
MikeMilligan is the new president,
Concilia is tne vice-president, Kim Barbarini takesresponsibility
over as the new
"our goal for
will be to continue to grow andserve the exceptional children inthe Erie area." The committeestressed that they will work withthe rest of the members to makethe C.E.C. an active club in theupcoming academic year.
C.E.C. is a local chapter of theNational Council of Exceptional
active club con-sists of special education majorsand honorary members. C.E.C. isinvolved in the Erie community.The members of this club werethe main volunteers at the
and Millcreek Special Olympics.During the Halloween season,the club went
visit theelderly and exceptional people inthe Erie area. This past year themembers ofl^C.E.C.
wereresponsible for setting up dancesand picnics for the trainableretarded and physical han-
Besides being involved incommunity activities,
on campus. Theysponsored the dance marathonduring the
Another,, campus ac-tivities were teacher educationevents. Events include the in-
workshops, guestspeakers, ana parent..furns,.Several
involved in the MSG LawEnforcement marathon.Recently the local chapter ofthe Council for Exceptional
at Mercyhurst Collegewas awarded a
fron the National
Organization for out-standing membership. DeseriiLucchetti, last years
a trophy from
of Eriefor her outstanding contributiontowards 'the (Erie SpecialOlympics.
Merciad IDinner Held
two studen*newspaper awards at the annua*Merciad dinner held on Thur-sday, May 17.
Martinago, a feature writer,achieved
ServiceAward for her cumulative workon the newspaper staff for thelast three
Fuss, this year'snews editor, was named asMerciad
for the 1978-79school year.
John Bruno, this year's editor,thanked the student
thejwork that all had contributed.About 20 were in attendance atthe
Others cited with awards weresports writers Chris
and W.D. "Bud" Prize. Tomczakwas named as Most ImprovedWriter; Prize as Most PromisingWriter,
Contributing artists JamieBorowicz and Suzanne
were also presented awards for
art work done for the