In Sight I
Dr. John J.
dean of thecollege, has decided to drop anyplans to change the currentcalendar to a
the AcademicPolicies Committee unanimousrejection of
proposal at ameeting held last Thursday in thefaculty lounge.
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The proposal, which called forthe elimination of intersessionand the implementation of a four-course, 13-week fall term, wasviewed as a short-term cure withno long-term benefits for thecollege.
fey"To try to change the calendarto meet new programs at thispoint is
rushed," said ThomasTeeters, chairman of the businessdivision. Citing the need for someeffective long-range planning,Teeters went on to say that "Thecollege has to start developingalternatives, not for this coming
next."*Dr. Igor Stalsky, head of thetheatre department, concurredwith Teeters in his evaluation ofthe calendar proposal, Com-menting on the current
academic calendar, Stalsky saidthat it had
"outlivedthe usefulness it had during theBlueprint I
was in-tersession which he stated
The student evaluation, con-ducted
greater than two to
ratiopreferred the calendar currentlyin operation. Sixty-seven percentof the 640 students surveyedpreferred the
calendar asopposed to 27.1 percent of thestudents who
a change wasneeded. Five percent of thosestudents polled had no
While the; seven
committeemembers were unanimous intheir evaluation of the proposal,there was no consensus con-cerning the need for change.Questioning the* need to changethe current academic calendar,Thomas Billingsley, Director ofInstitutional Planning andResearch said "I'm not convincedthat intersession is going to fallthrough. I believe we have to
down and assess the need tochange."
The committee shortlythereafter decided unanimouslyto recommend that furtherresearch be done on the variouscalendar options available to thecollege.
Wllllanr^Promfflrfc,chairman of the Senate Banking,Housing and Urban AffairsCommittee, will give the com-mencement
graduation ceremonies being heldon Sunday, June 1.
Proxmire, now serving hisfourth term in the Senate, waselected to office in 1957 in aspecial election
fill the seat
the death of SenatorJoseph McCarthy. In 1970, hebecame the first Senator in thehistory of Wisconsin
Wisconsin's 72counties.;The Wisconsin democrat, who
in his 1976 cam-paign, has distinguished himselfas an ardent watchdog ofgovernment spending on thefederal level. His position asChairman of the
Committee -has often beenovershadowed by "The GoldenFleece Awards," his personalseal of disapproval given to thoseagencies
large sums ofmoney on obscure projects.Senator Proxmire has
longest unbroken record in thehistory of the Senate in answeringroll call votes.
Jv,E. William Kennedy, directorof student services, said that thetopic of
address wasSen. William Proxmirenot known at this time, but that
would pertain to education.Kennedy mentioned that Prox-mire was selected over speakerssuch as Ralph Nader,
Young and Dan Rather, amongothers. Proxmire will receive
for his appearance.
Graduating students will begiven seven tickets to J theceremonies, which will bedistributed
the bookstorewhen the students pick up theircaps and gowns.
learns the techniques to broadcasting in the Hurst'snew Radio
Radio Lab Constructed
Located on the top floor of theLearning Resource Center is anew facility unique to the
cyhurst Community. A radio labhas been installed in a spaceformerly used for quiet
jThe three-room facility isstereo-equipped and includes atech
interview studio, and aclassroom area. It was built bv afaculty crew at a cost of $25,000.The lab is not, however, func-
Andy Roth, Assistant-Professor of English and Com-munications, explained that the:Lab must serve as a teachingstudio until funds
3 for ^
im-plementing a closed-circuitsystem are availale.According
Roth, it would cost$7500 to wire Zurn,
Bald-win, McAuley and Main. Seslerapartments and the Townhousesmay be a problem since theCollege does not own thebuildings.
•#-The Communications Depart-ment
a proposal for
of the studentgoverment
surplus, toMSG. The
of the closed-circuit system now awaits thegovernment decision.
"If the students can come upwith some
said Roth,"I'm sure we cani get thebalance."
There is little chance, however,of the system ever becoming alicensed station because of
At MSG Meeting
Reps Given AlternativesTo Spend Excess Funds
Senior Dance Major-
Artuhevich prepares' for theDepartments
The event is scheduled
andwill be performed in the Little Theater.MSG representatives werepresented with a comprehensivelist of all proposals submitted forthe use of the $5,000
government monies at the March24 meeting.!
£Treasurer Jim Bolger ex-plained that the list included allthe -proposals that had beensubmitted to the officers by theMarch 7 deadline. There were atotal of twelve proposals on thelist.
Among those proposals whichranged from $500 to $5,000
the installation of a
campus* radio system,
equipment for the Yearbook,stage equipment and a soundsystem for the student union, the
of a trophy case forthe Campus Center, trips to theShakespeare Theatre and theCleveland Museum of Art, and a"Cultural
by the Creative ArtsDivision amongothers.The body was asked to evaluateall the proposals and choose thefour they liked the best. "Becareful you don't use the moneyrequested
a determiningfactor," warned
One of the proposals was anEaster Trip to the Blue RidgeMountains sponsored by the
Science Club. Whilethis proposal was on the
list, Club spokesman
MichealMeehan pointed out that it
be considered las a separateproposal.
"We feel that student govern-ment money
here for thestudent's use,
said. "Wewould like our proposal to
In other business, CampusMinistry Director Dave
chfield asked the body if theywould be interested in co-sponsoring the campus clean-upfor the Earth Day celebration onApril 19.
explained thatmaintenances would provide anyequipment that was needed forthe odd jobs.
past, this activity hashelped bring the
hurstcommunity together," added
Tim Seltzer thenannounced that
Millar'sproposed calendar change wouldnot be implemented.JoAnn Alexander explained theprocedure for collecting votes inthe government's
and knock on doors," she advised"Get people interested."
An Activity Day update wasalso given to the representatives.The Activity Day committeeplans
minutes of cartoons, 1,000helium ballons, and a possible pigroast.
2John Anderson . .
Pg. 2College Beauty Pg. 3
Pg. 4Dr. "Here and Now" Pg. 4Inquiring Reporter... Pg. 5Sexuality
Pg. 5Sports ...«£§£..
possibility of it going on the openair is remote because of gover-ment restrictions," Roth stated.Roth explained that the in-stallation of the radio
hadupped the credibility of coursesthe Communications Departmentis now able to offer.
amazing the difference," he ad-
Mercyhurst's Radio Lab isrealization of a five year planningproject.* Bob Prather, Vice-President of Development,worked with ffeft^Wwoifse.President of Business Services,on the Lab's funding.
worked hard to. get the funds,"said Roth. Funding was obtainedfrom the Erie Community Foun-dation and
The nine-month installationproject was spearheaded by AndyRoth.
theactual construction of the Lab,which was designed by RayJustice, Director of Operations,and Andy Roth. The faculty crewincluded
Straub, DavePalmer, Bud Brown, RayJustice, and Andy Roth. Theywere ably assisted by Bill Duczand Jim Conway from
tenance.^ "We built lit to aprofessional level," said Justice.
Three Mercyhurst studentswere arrested and charged withcriminal conspiracy early onTuesday morning.
James M. Harvey and MariaDonfrio from McAuley Hall andRobin Walker of
Ave.allegedly attempted to remove adormitory bed from Room 306McAuley Hall.
Campus Security caught thethree students twice earlier onMonday night trying to transportthe
way from the dorm.Each
the bed was taken backto the room according to theErie Police Dept., it
the same nightthat prompted campus securityto
in the local authorities.Mercyhurst's security
caught the group carrying the bedfrom the rear of McAuley Hall tothe rear Parking area of St. LukeSchool just north of the Hall.The three were consequentlyarrested by two Erie Police of-ficers and now wait to see if theschool will press