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The Merciad, Jan. 21, 1983

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Second
I
CounselorProposed
By
Teresa Tracy
MERCIAD
Staff ReporterStarting Winter term there willbe a part-time mental healthcounselor from St. Vincent oncampus and possibly an addi-tional counselor, if his appoint-ment is approved by the collegeadministration. :
-
u
We
have an extremely
weH
qualified individual interested incoming here," stated ChrisGagliano, Campus Life Commit-tee chairperson on the possibilityof a second counselor.The counselor from St. Vincentwill
be
here
as a volunteer
for
halfa day every week, said Gagliano.The additional
Counselor 9
willbe contracted
with
approval of theAdministration and will be oncampus for a maximum of 8-10hours a week. In addition to per-sonal counseling, he will also con-duct workshops such as stressmanagement.So far, the proposal of mentalhealth counseling on campus hasbe been met by enthusiasm
.by
students and MSG, but Gaglianostresses that for these services toremain they need student par-ticipation, especially with theworkshops since the program willbe evaluated
by the
amount of useit receives.
Grad fSpeakersjRecommended
By
Karen
MerkleMERCI
AD
Staff ReporterThe committee established tohelp choose a speaker for
the
1983commencement exercises has sub-mitted a list, of three names
to
Mercyhurst President
Dr.
WilliamP. Garvey
and*are
now waitingfor the final decision.
t
Student' government {presidentRichard Lanzillo, a member ofthe committee, was not at libertyto release the names.He did say, however, that oneof the people being considered is aMercyhurst faculty member, andat
least
one
of
the
others would
re-
quire travel expenses in additionto the $500 budgeted by the ad-ministration for a speaker.After making his decision,Garvey will send an invitation tothe individual, asking him or herto speak at
Mercyhurst's
com-(continued on
page
3)
Textbook LendProposed
At MSG
A view from third floor Old Main as the
long-delayed
January snowflies on campus.
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New
Leads Uncovered
InCampus Center Theft
By
Fran
MoaveroMERCI AD News EditorBryan Doherty, criminal justicerepresentative, submitted a pro-posal to the Mercyhurst StudentGovernment on Monday, January
17,
suggesting that MSG purchase$5,000 worth of textbooks forstudents to borrow.According to Doherty, studentswould initially pay a $5.00 clubfee which would enable them toborrow college textbooks fromthe student government.Alleviating the high cost of col-lege texts was Doherty's objectivewhen drafting the proposal.Many MSG members question-ed how the proposal would be ex-ecuted and if it was efficient andeffective.
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Treasurer of MSG, Gina Frisiasaid,
"why
would students haveto join a club when they can lookat the bulleting board in theUnion for books theyneed?"
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Cost was also a concern. SheilaDelaney, computer managementrepresentative, questioned thebusiness complications which may
By
Mary Jo Allen
MERCIAD
Staff ReporterNew leads have
recentlyjbeen
uncovered concerning the nearly
two-year
old Campus Center
theft
in which an estimated
SI200
worth of athletic equipment wasstolen. J. Garry Cordes, assistantprofessor of Criminal Justice isworking toward solving the case.V
"I
want the students to knowthat they can't avail themselves ofcollege property," he stated.The theft in the Campus Centeris believed to have been commit-ted by non-Mercyhurst students.Cordes explained what happenedin the July
'81
robbery, which in-volved him as baseball
team
coach.*"As a result of the equipmentroom being left open momentari-ly, someone went in and availedthemselves of six baseball teamjackets and six or seven T-shirtsfrom a baseball camp I was runn-ing at the time; and I'm told byP. . . Mike Cusak, the athleticdirector, at the time, also sometennis team sweats and a numberof other items."With
on-campus
crime,! thequestion arises whether it shouldbe handled internally by securityor handed over to the Erie PoliceDepartment.
Cordes
explained theCampus Center situation.Usually something of thismagnitude is reported, howeverthe Erie Police Department claimsthey
don't
(have a record of thisbeing reported."The report
was *
 filed
 with thecollege's insurance company andboth Cordes
and J
Cusak werereimbursed for the equipment.But, the story didn't end there.As Cordes recalls, about amonth' and a half ago, an in-dividual was spotted wearing oneof the stolen jackets. When con-fronted by someone associatedwith
the
school, whose
name
is
be-ing withheld, and asked for aname, the individual gave a wrongname.
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"I'm retired from the NewYork Police Department," saidCordes, explaining that his policeexpertise worked to alert him tothe situation. He ascertained theindividual's correct name throughan informant and got in contactwith Detective Robert Johns ofthe Erie
Police'Department
whoinitiated an investigation, "whichhas resulted in the return of onejacket and the possible implica-tion of several other people."I honestly feel that the peopleinvolved probably don't realizethe magnitude of this," Cordessaid. He then explained that the
crime is
grand larceny and anyonecaught with the equipment is guil-ty of receiving stolen property.
Cordes
concluded by explaininghis personal' interest in seeingjustice done.
.* *
"It's the school and thestudents that are penalized ..
*
so in the future if any one, anystudent is aware of these thingsgoing on, it would be quite ad-mirable if they avail this informa-tion to the proper authorities. Anattitude that
'I
don't want to getinvolved' doesn't accomplishanything."arise if MSG invests
$5,000
intextbooks.
;
"I think we are taking a bigrisk," she said.Greg Yoko, resident rep, sug-gested that MSG compile a list ofbooks students are selling and actas a mediator.Chemistry representative MissyHurlbert agreed with Yoko's sug-gestion. "
Acting las
a mediator,we wouldn't have the
7
initialoutlay of $5,000," she said.A committee was formed? toorganize Doherty's proposal forfurther discussion at the nextMSG meeting.
"| | ^
In other MSG business, MariaSantangelo, member of the SenateCampus Life Committee, updatedMSG members concerning theirproposal to obtain a part-timemental health counselor.Santangelo said a
psychologist
who works at Family
Crisis
is in-terested in working at Mercyhursteight to ten hours a
week..
The psychologist, WarrenHowald, "has a talent for work-ing with college-age students,"stated Santangelo, Howald haspreviously
worked
at BehrendCollege.At the present time, the Mer-cyhurst administration
has |
alsoobtained a mental health
counselor^from
St. VincentHealth Center for
one-half
dayper week.St. Vincent is providing the col-lege with a counselor free ofcharge, while the college will bepaying Warren Howald a salary.Although the College may havetwo health aides, "both men willcome in
and
work together, not asa separate entity," saidSantangelo.'
vMary
Jo Allen
Interviews
J.
Garry
Cordes
 
Out j
And
TouchlSomeone
Students who complain about the limited scholarship
funds
at this college or within institutions of higher education ingeneral, will now have their chance to play an active part inincreasing that supply of funds by raising some dollars ontheir own.The 1983 Phonathon, an annual event conducted by the
Mercy
hurst Alumni Office, provides an opportunity for pre-sent students
at *
the college to telephone alumni
J
seekingpledges for a Mercyhurst scholarship fund. A projected goalof $20,000 has been set for this year's event.Students who become involved in the Phonathon have ab-solutely nothing to lose. The most important benefit of in-volvement with the Phonathon is the unmatchable feeling ofparticipation and accomplishment when money is generatedwhich will ease the burden of a costly college education forthe student population.Another good reason for students to take part in theFebruary event is that present Mercyhurst students will beable
to
meet and communicate with past Mercyhurst students.What better way is there for students to learn about their col-lege and their future after graduation than by talking with so-meone who has been there themselves? Most alumni feel astrong sense of association
with
their alma mater and will begenerous in sharing academic or career advice if it is sought.The mid-winter doldrums
can;be
eased by student par-ticipation in any campus event. The Phonathon
is
just such anevent. Students can meet new friends, escape from theirbooks for awhile, raise some money for a good cause, andcompete for cash
prizes.
The only way the $20,000 goal will be met,
Is
if studentsdonate a few hours of their time by getting involved. And be-ing a Phonathon volunteer is not difficult. Everyone knowshow to talk on the telephone and everyone knows how to askfor money. But even if some students are hesitant about eitherof these skills, there are other non-telephoning jobs wheretheir help would be equally needed and appreciated.Students who think they might like to "reach out and touchsomeone" during the 1983 Phonathon should contact GaryBukowski in the college Alumni Office*
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Letter
Radio Station
J
Expands Coverage
To the Mercyhurst Community:WMCY radio is pleased to an-nounce the addition of theFounders',Mercy, andPresidents' Apartment buildingsto our listening audience. Afterseveral months, we have over-come the logistical problems inthe way of installing the apart-
Letter
i
ment
transmitter.
.As
Operations Manager ofWMCY, I hope that the additionof
the
apartments proves
to be
on-
ly the beginning of the expansionof WMCY. With WMCY being astudent-run operation as well as ateaching facility, I realize that ourprogramming
may
not
prove to be
satisfying to all of our listeningaudience, but it must also beremembered that we are not acommercial radio station, and
thus,
we are not in competitionwith local radio for ratings. Ourprogramming is designed to servethe college community as best aswe can, while at the same timeproviding a useful learning ex-perience for the students involvedin the operation of the station.Any comments or suggestionsregarding
Uhe
operation of
WMCY
-•
will be given considera-tion as long as it is within reason.
Also,
our facilities
are available
toall campus organizations in orderto promote activities, meetings,
etc.
All inquiries should be ad-dressed to WMCY, Box 525
in
themailroom. We'll be seeing you onthe air!Sincerely,Chuck StraubOperations Manager
IWMCY
Radio
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Officers Retract Statements
Dear Editor:We would like to take this op-portinity to make a retraction ofsome statements that appeared inthe January 14th article concern-ing the C.E.C. Dance Marathon.Contrary to statements publish-
ed,
we are
pleased'with
the en-thusiasm being generated towardthis worthy cause. There is a con-sistent care of very active C.E.C.members who have dedicated agreat number of hours to ensurethe success of the marathon. Wewould like to publicly commendtheir
efforts
and willingness to getinvolved. Also not to
be
forgottenare those who will dedicate theirtime and energy by dancing andcollecting their pledges.
•>
Secondly, dinner will not beserved at the close of the dancemarathon. This is customary tothe event. The last complete mealto be served to the dancers will be
Letter
the Saturday lunch time meal.This is a traditional procedureconcerning the event; we will con-tinue the tradition.
Lastly, we would like to men-tion that dancer registration willbegin at 5:15 p.m. Friday,January 21, 1983, in the BlueRoom.Thank you for your time andcontinued coverage of this majorevent on campus.Sincerely,Kelly Y. SteenC.E.C.
President
J
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Dillon C.E.C.Vice-President
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Dear Editor:I wrote this in response to lastweek's letter- "McAuley LivingWorse Than Home." Theanonymous writer objects to therules and regulations and the peo-ple that enforce them in McAuleyHall.
,
His plead for privacy seemscontradicted by his disapprovalon the limit to intervisitationhours. Although it is possible tohave both as other collegesdemonstrate, my main objectionto his letter was his portrayal ofresident assistants as
"waiting
around...
to hop on
somebody"
for^a
"minorinfraction."My impression has been that
R.A.'s
prefer not to give write-
ups.
And if they do,
it's
not for aminor infraction where a warningwould suffice.
His
objection
to
in-
tervisitation hours is understan-dable, although his descriptionsof R.A.'s are at best one-sidedand limited, if not totally false.Another McAuley HallResident,
i
Dean Hall!
THE
MERCIAD welcomes
the
expressions
of
Its
readers in
"Your
Opinion".
Air
letters
must
bo
signed
and should contain anaddress or telephone number to
be used
forverification purposes only. Contributions
will
be edited for grammatical or spelling
errors..Letters
must be submitted by 4 p.m.Tuesdays preceding publication.
 
Love New York
Early in the Fall if you walkedby the Admissions Office, chances
I
are you heard, in one form oranother, a rendition of WillieNelson's
big-hit
"On the RoadAgain". When September comesaround there are at least three ofus who can't wait to ''get on theroad again/' Traveling thehighways and by-ways from cityto city, from high school to highschool and motel to hotel wespread the good news of Mer-cyhurst College.
\
Prior to my admissions in-tineration, my solo driving ex-perience had reached
j
to what Ihad thought were the ends of theearth; as far east as Peak n' Peekin
Clymer,
New York and as farwest as the Skyway Tavern inFairview, Pa. Well, little did Iknow that in three years of work-ing in admissions, I would cover90,000
miles
across eight differentstates..Out of all the admissions trips,there is one
that,
took place twoyears ago that stands out in mymemory above all the others, an
adventure,I
would like to sharewith the reader in the lines ahead.After a week on the road, NewYork City was the next target onmy itinerary, so
I
thought
I
wouldprepare for the Big Apple. Inorder to condition myself for lifein the big city I actually walkedthrough the transit-way mall indowntown* Erie - by
myself.
Iknew if
I
could survive the city ofBrie, then I could survive the city
raw
Tom Dove
of "New
York. For
you-novice
travelers, however, I suggest youstart training for city in a smallermetropolis like Titusville orRipley and slowly work your way
up.
When, the day of the bigjourney arrived,
l\
packed mybags, filled the gas tank and head-ed east. About eight hours and
450
miles
later,
the
famous skylinewas finally in sight. I was really inthe Big Apple. Four hours andthree traffic jams later,
if
foundthe motel.
t
The excitement of
being
in
NewYork prompted me to immediate-ly drop
off
my
luggage and take astroll through mid-town Manhat-
tan.
So
as
soon
as I
tipped the
five
bell boys who
carried
both mybags to my room, I headed downSeventh Avenue. Lookingsomewhat like a naive
country
boy
••
in the big city I continueddown the sidewalk looking up atthe big buildings. A lesson to thereader might be - when in NewYork do as the New Yorkers do,and one thing
the
New
Yorkers
donot do is gawk at their buildings.Well, while I was
gawking
.
andtrying to focus in on
the
top ofN.Y.C. Sheraton, I felt a handgrab my arm accompanied by avoice
saying "Give
me yourwallet."
I"
refused and
suddenly
found myself face to blade with aknife that at the time
seemed
about
the
size of
a
samurai sword.
Graduate Speakers 1
continued from
page
one
mencement exercises, to-be heldon May 29.
j L
This is the first year a studentcommittee has been formed totake part in choosing a com-mencement speaker.Joining Lanzillo on the com-mittee are seniors Brian Carroll,Maree-Lynn Cicon, LauraCopney, Chris Curtis,
Kathy
Klapec, and Mike Smith.According to Lanzillo, the ad-ministration wanted facultymembers recommended for thehonor. He added
that
r
somemembers of the committee oppos-ed this and came up with theirfinal
list
of one faculty memberand two outsiders.
The "Op-Ed" page isdesignedtobe a catch-allfor any opinion content thatdidnotmakethe editorial page.
It
can also be the page representing a variety of viewpoints otherthanthose of the newspaper's editorsand
staff.
Membersofthe Mercyhurst Communitywho wish to write a column for
The
Merc/acfshould contact
TheMerciad
Now even though the picture thatcorresponds with this column isnot very clear, you'll notice thereare no scars on my face. Thus,another lesson to
the
reader
-
yourface is more important than your
wallet.*
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After spending the next twohours in the restroom, I decidedto make an attempt toward thedelicatessen around the corner.Besides, the
f
chances of havingsomething like that happen againmust be at least a million to one,right? I hadn't taken as many asfifteen steps when, again, I felt ahand on my arm. Before athought entered my mind, I haddriven
my*fist
into this person'schest,
with
all the strength existingin me. When I turned to see who
I
assaulted, there, laying on thesidewalk was an
eighty-year-old
i
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body crumbled with pain. Theman was obviously a beggar whoprobably wanted a quarter. Atthat moment I would have givenanything to
be
back
in
Brie,Penn-sylvania, safely walking throughthe transit-way mall.To keep a short story short, Ieventually did escape New Yorkwithout any real damage. In fact,I even found my car. It didn'tmatter that the clothes left in itwere gone.
By
that time I
was
justthankful for being in one piece.In case you are wondering, I
have since gotten
a
new
wardrobe,
a new wallet and most important-ly, a new itinerary. P.S.: I loveNew York.Tom Dore is a
1981
graduate ofMercyhurst College,
and Is
anAd*missions Counselor at the
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