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52 NO. 5
MERCYHURST COLLEGE OCTOBER 12, 1979
Merciad Reporters Attend
Pope John Paul II Addresses lowans
Pope John Paul II spoke on thevirtues of rural living to a throngof over 500,000 last Thursday inDes Moines, Iowa.
Pilgrims from at least seven
assembled at LivingHistory! Farms to hear
message.John Paul directed his homilyto
communitysaying, "The land is God's giftentrusted to his people
the beginning it has been a means
a gift but a responsibility aswell."
The Holy Father went on
saythat the church highly values the
Pope John Paul
agricultural peoples of the worldsince they are entrusted with theduty
to support the lives
He reminded the farmingcommunity that they must neverforget their indebtedness to God,and that they should live by thevirtue of humility.
Secondly, he said that thosewho live in the heartland ofAmerica must remember "whilefarming provides money M. it ismore than profit making,
; it. issustenance.The Pope finally reminded hislisteners that generosity is asimportant to the ideals of far-ming as it is in all things.
He called to the attention ofthose present the fact that ruralAmerica has the potential ofridding the world of famine andthe wealth of our fields should beshared by all
John Paul concluded
homilywith a reference to Christ as theprovider of spiritual sustenancesaying, "All creation is restoredthrough Christ
to Christ -He is the bread of
will never behungry again."
'% V -eSS
Freshman Reps Advanced At MSG Meeting
An amendment to the MSGconstitution on freshmanrepresentation passedunanimously
October 8meeting of Mercyhurst StudentGovernment in the FacultyLounge. * fPreviously stated that fresh-
fives would be
"3h tfie tHfrcTOVednesday
represen-tatives to the Student Govern-
be elected at a
election held on the eighth weekof the fall term."
Also, it is required that"candidates shall submit a letterof intent, signed and dated, to theSecretary of the StudentGovernment no later than oneweek prior to the date of elec-tion." Action stemmed fromfreshmen expressing a desire tobecome more active and
at MSG meetings at anearlier date.Following on the agenda, the
deny use of the
of Mercyhurstgrounds to the J IntramuralFootball League was an-nounced. The floor
then opento discussion and discentingviews were adamantly ex-pressed.
Question was raised as to whystudent government had the rightto intervene in matters which itsmembers did not directly par-
Student Union, clarified Chat
anelected, representative body ofthe students, and has "everyright and responsibility" to beconcerned with* all student af-
Thirdly, nominations wereaccepted for students
serve onthe Liberal Arts Committee. Thiscommittee
serve* as thereconstructive body for the new
atMercyhurst. Two students,preferably
the Senate,will hold seats on the committee.
novoting power.The meeting
withJim Bplger reinstating theprocess
action toward Dr.Joseph Pizzat's proposal of ArtsEvent Funding. Each individualevent should be proposed to thegovernment separately, and itwould be decided upon,
Financial AidExperiences Cutback
by Bonnie JamesDue to a cutback in govern-mental monetary assistance, theFinancial
Office has receiveda 20-25 per cent decrease in itsfunding for the current year.
disregarding thecutback in funding, the collegehas committed no
money toits students.
the entire school enrollment whoapplied for financial aid for the1979-80 academic
didreceive it through institutional,state, or national sources. Vir-tually
thetotal financial need expressedother
years,upperclassmen witnessed adecrease in money awarded tothem. Much of this was due
money wasawarded to students
yearthan was actually in existence.Although the difference wasabsorbed by the adjustedeligibility for state and national
grants, all awards were relativeto individual financial situations.Last year's financial deficit has
redeemed; therefore,students presently receiving aidcan be sure
stable help ac-cording to their relative financialstate of affairs.*^.'
Barry Zembower, Director
students who attendMercyhurst applied for aid. He
crowds gathered to wait for
John Paul II at Living History Farms in DesMoines, Iowa. Among
four Merciad staff members.
Teaching Award Announced
In an attempt to single outtenured faculty members fortheir superior 'teaching ef-fectiveness, Mercyhurst hasestablished a Distinguishedacuity Teaching Award.
College alwayshas emphasized the perspectivethat it is an institution whichstresses the importance of goodstated,
I wouldencourage the remaining 20 percent of those students that did notapply to do so."
Dr. Raymond Justice has beenappointed Director of Operationsfor the 1979-80 school year.Dr. Justice, a faculty memberof the Biology department for thepast year, was approached byMr. Kidd for the non-budgetposition at the beginning of thefall term.
Justice had been involved withcampus maintenance since earlythis summer. He and sevenstudents volunteered
assist thedepartment in areas rangingfrom landscaping to groundmaintenance.
of thingbefore in
Justice. "The people here thissummer recognized what I could
Justice's main goal is to putdirection into the departmentthrough efficient
"There hasn't been anymanagement in this departmentfor a number of years," ex-plained Justice.
facility of this
warrants management of themaintenance department."
new director hasestablished
of ob-jectives for the department."There's going to be changes,there's
doubt," stated Justice.
he explained that thechanges would not concern thepersonnel. Justice is aiming foran increased morale among thepeople involved in the depart-ment.
peopleheld accountable for their workas
as perpetual maintenanceon campus.
Justice foresees no time con-flict between his position asfaculty and Director ofOperations.*<•"
teaching." commented EdwardGallagher, chairperson of theAward
the new tenure policywas adopted by the late DeanTrimble and the tenure com-mittee, consisting
board of trustees, a decision wasmade to recognize
standing faculty. As a result ofthe new policy, any tenuredfaculty member who recievestwo consecutive positiveevaluations becomes eligible for
which includes astipend of $1,000.00. Only
fw •§£ f j?
Seltzer. President of the
Mercyhurst Student Govern-
represent thestudent body on the committee.Sr. Carolyn Herrmann,
of Alumni Relations, appointed
Ann DeSantis and PatrickShort to serve on the committeeas alumni members.The Committee decided toutilize the material outlined inthe Faculty Handbook as criteriafor nominating?, the tenuredfaculty.
''Qualities t a ken
under con-sideration for the nominationsinclude thorough
classpreparations; creative, dynamicand energetic classroompresentations;
the en-couragement of intelligent andindependent thought fromstudents, an extensive knowledgeof the subject matter in higherfield; and providing
feedback to the students about
long with othercriteria listed in the
Faculty Handbook.Nominations will be accepted
year areeligible for the award.
Nominations should be sub-mitted to the
noiater than October
announce theaward recipients by the end of
Bond Speaks) On
GreenExpressing anger over theAllan Bakke decision and theincreasing popularity of a"Proposition113" mentality,Georgia
State Governor £
addressed a crowd
Vincent HighSchool Saturday night in a fundraiser for members of Erie'sOpportunities IndustrializationCenter.
*Js i *
In urging blacks to continueSen. Julian Bond
their struggle for civil rights,Bonds stated that the progressachieved
the civil rightsmovement of the
false illusion of success" andthat consequently it has becometoo easy for blacks and otherminority groups to believe thatthe major battles have alreadybeen fought and won.
The fact that major battles stillremain, he said, is evidenced bythe Bakke
13 and its offspring. Citing theBakke decision as a return to thewhite male's monopoly onqualtityeducation.Bond ex-pressed displeasure at PresidentNixon's staffing of the SupremeCourt responsible for
decision, noting that Nixon'scourt marked an end
liberationand progress. fo
described Howard Jarvis'Proposition
as "social arson atthe grassroots" inspired andmade possible by a Tyranny ofthe selfish. Describing PresidentCarter's handling of domesticeconomic issues as
clumsy",the Georgian Senator felt thatthis was a
in theemergence in the
Such movements, he noted,may be the first step towards abattle between the "haves" and"have-nots".
Bond, a signicant figure in the"New Politics" which emergedfrom the civil rights movementsof the^60's. was
presidency during the 1968Humphrey-for-President cam-paign. However, because of hisage ( he was
at the time), hewas ineligible. |Bond concluded by urgingblack involvement in the politicalprocess, but conceded that at bestthe future
uncertain,and that itis a matter of centuries, not ofyears" before major goals areattained. But. he reminded theaudience,"
cost of achievingjustice| is never so high asdenying it."