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The Merciad, Jan. 28, 1983

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Con
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Comic David Brenner To Entertain On Campus
By
Karen
Merkle
MERCIAD
Staff ReporterAfter weeks of planning, a visit
by
comedian David
Brenner
to
theMercyhurst campus is a certainty.
"The
date is ours," saidSophomore Wydetta Carter,coordinator of
the
event, referringto the April 30 performance byBrenner in the Campus Center.Since the Mercyhurst StudentGovernment approved of the ideaat their January 24 meeting, onlythe final confirmation by Bren-ner's
booking
manager remainedbefore the date was definite.That
was
taken care of Wednes-day morning, when Keith Rose,Brenner's representative from theWilliam Morris Agency in NewYork, called Carter with the final
The
event is the creation of
an
MSG special projects committee,established by Rich Lanzillo andchaired by Carter.
.
M
••A'budget
of $18,000 was allot-ted to the committee, whose goal
was
to
bring
a
big
name
performerto the campus.According to Carter, the com-mittee looked into different op-tions, including the possibility ofa band. But she cited problemsthat could occur in booking aband, such as insufficient on-
campus
facilities, and the difficul-ty in finding a band that plays a
type
of music appealing to
the
ma-jority of students.
t
Once it was decided to bring ina comedian, the committee beganintroducing ideas. Most of theother comedians suggested, suchas George Carlin, Bill Cosby, andEddie Murphy, were out of thecommittee's price range.
I
As it is, Brenner's fee is$12,300, which is
reduced
1
!from
his usual price of over
$20,000
because it's a college perfor-mance. The school will also payfor his expenses, including roundtrip plane fare from Los Angeles,limousine service while'
1
he's intown, and his lodging.Carter was largely instrumentalin securing Brenner for his Mer-cyhurst appearance. There was asteady communication flow bet-ween Erie and New York over
the
past few weeks,
with Carter
claim-ing Rose
"very
helpful" in work-ing out
uhe
details of theperformance,
f \
Next, a contract will have to bedrawn up, specifying
everything
required by both parties. Then,said Carter, "there's a lot to bedone."
'
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An
^advertising
campaign,utilizing local newspapers, televi-sion and radio stations, will be setin motion. A security force willhave to be procured, and as theshow approaches, help will beneeded to ready" the CampusCenter.
V
To even further involve the stu-dent body, Carter mentioned thepossibility of a "have dinner withDavid Brenner" contest, open on-ly to Mercyhurst students. Thisidea is tentative, and won't befinalized for a couple weeks.
1
Carter expects tickets
J
for theshow to go on sale "possibly inMarch." Prices will be $8.00 forMercyhurst students-college iden-tification must be shown, and on-ly
one'ticket
per student can bebought at this
price-and
$10.00for everyone else. All seats will begeneral admission.Carter is optimistic about theevent, which is the first ap-
MSG MeetsjClub Request;Revises Book-Lend! Project
by
John
Broderick Jr.
MERCIAD
Staff ReporterPat Songer, representing theEarth Science Club at Mercyhurstapproached the Student Govern-ment Monday with a request for$500 to help defray some of thetravel expenses the. club will befaced with on future trips.Songer explained that onlystudents who are in the EarthScience club will be able to go onthe trips, one of which is to theSmithsonian
in
Washington
D.C.,
other trips include camping in
"Virginia
and in Pennsylvania.Anyone may join the EarthScience club for a fee of $5.00once paying the $5.00 any student
V
may attend the away trips.The Student Governmentagreed on the funding and on allin faVor response was returned bythe government.Brian Doherty brought forth arevised,, proposal of his book-lending program. The new revisedproposal would require a studentcommittee to be
formed
bygovernment to
aid
in the resale ofcollege texts at reduced prices.
The new
committee would then beresponsible for
ithe
collection,distribution, and payment of textsto individuals.The new student book commit-tee would make the
sale'of
usedbooks and the buying of usedbooks much easier for studentsaccording
to:
Doherty. This'ser-vice, when inacted, will be per-formed for students free ofcharge. .Laura Copney, Student Ac-tivities Committee chairperson,advised the Student
Government
of tonight's' Gong-Show to beheld in the Zurn Recital Hall at 8p.m. Copney also announced thatthe cost-' of the Sunday nightmovies is going to be raised from$.50 to $.75. The new price willstay in effect for the remainder ofthe movie series. This Sundaynight's movie is "Paternity."Wydetta Carter,
in <<
charge ofspecial projects' reported on theforecasted
expenses
for bringingthe comic David Brenner to theMercyhurst Campus. Brenner'sfee is $12,500 plus expenses, theexpenses being: Round
trip
airfarefrom California, hotel reserva-tions, a
limo
service, and steam-cleaning the college stage curtain.The projected date for Brennerto appear
on
Campus
is
April 30thin
die
Campus Center. The costwill be
$8
for students and $10 forall others.
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The entire Student Governmentgot a surprise when a belly-dancerwalked into Monday's meeting.
Richard Lanzillo, MSG presi-dent, was the subject of
her
affec-tion as she danced
around,him
with the whole student
<
govern-ment laughing. The officers incollaboration: with variousrepresentatives thought
it
wouldbe a good idea to give Lanzillo abirthday surprise he would neverforget."We wanted to do somethingfunny because he's always comingup with jokes at all the meetings,also because he has a good sensepearance
by a
major entertainer
at
Mercyhurst.
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'It's
a very big project and it'sgoing to take a lot of work if it'sgoing to be successful," Cartersaid. "I hope it's a success, andshows the community that thoughwe are a small school, we havesomething to offer.
'".
"I
just hope everything worksout and everyone enjoysthemselves," she added.
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A colorful bulletin board geared as a teaching tool for grade schoolchildren is designed by sophomore Special Education/ElementaryEducation
major Darcy Weidner
in
die
third floor
Old
Main
corridor.of humor," said Gina»Frisina."We wanted to remember him onhis birthday,"^ said MSGSecretary Lisa
Cost el
lo.
The belly-dancer who appearedduring;
the
meeting danced twonumbers, one with Lanzillo andthe other without.*Mr. E. William Kennedy, wascoaxed to dance with the womanbut declined despite the cheers ofthe Student Government.
*
*
Maria Santangelo announcedthat starting February 1st the col-lege
will
have two mental healthcounselors working on
campus
part-time. One being WarrenHousled, a psychologist whoworks at Family Crisis. The otheris a mental health counselor fromSt.
Vincent's Serenity^West
program.Both men will be working part-tune
at the
college to help studentswith any problems they mighthave.
Minor
Changes
Due For Co-op
Program
By
Chris Ch mielewski
MERCIAD Staff Reporter' Rumors have been circulatingthat
major changes
in
the college's
Co-op
program were forthcom-ing. However, according to Dr.Paul Edwards, chairperson of theAcademic Policies Committee,the charges concerning the pro-gram were minor.The Co-op plan allows studentsto work in their major field whileearning money and collegecredits.
1
"
The changes concern clearerdocumentation
ofithe
studenthandbook and ofthe*evaluationforms used by the academic ad-visors and supervising employers.The changes do not directly in-volve the students," Dr. Edwardssaid.
I
He explained that the Ad-ministration felt changes wereneeded in the student handbookand in the evaluation forms, andthey asked the Academic PoliciesCommittee
to
revise thesematerials and made the necessarychanges.The revisions include a moreobjective form for the academic
advisor
and the supervising
employef
involved, and a clearerhandbook guideline dealing withstudent grading policy.
1
As of now, those are the
only
changes regarding the Co-op pro-gram, Dr. Edwards said.
 
Book-LendMay Be Dead End
The recent
Mercy
hurst Student Government proposal toadopt an "Operation
Book-Lend"
type program is based ona valid need, but in reality, would probably fail miserably atMercyhurst.According to the original proposal, which was modified atthis
Monday's
meeting, MSG would
outlay'$5,000
for thepurchase of textbooks which students could borrow
after
pay-ing an initial $5.00 club fee. The modified proposal calls for astudent committee to be formed to aid in the resale
of
collegetexts at reduced prices. They would be responsible for adver-tising, collection, distribution, and payment or return of textmaterials to their respective owners.Although the first project is designed to help students savemoney, the
$5,000
expenditure by MSG would be a major riskinvolving a large sum of money. To break even, 1,000students would have to utilize the service. This is a highlydubious expectation. Even the second MSG proposal seems toinvolve a lot of work without any solid guarantee that enoughstudents would take advantage of
it.
First of all, most Mercyhurst students who wish to savemoney in textbook purchases already read the bulletin boardsadvertising used books or else they approach
^friends
or ac-quaintances who may have already used the text and be will-ing to sell or lend.Second, many students prefer to purchase a new book andretain it for future reference.It is also inconceivable that MSG would be able to satisfy asmany students as possible. Even the seemingly extravagantamount of $5,000 would not be wisely spent buying enoughbooks to supply the hundreds of Fall Term Rhetoric scholarsor by purchasing the ten or twelve overpriced texts for classes
which*
convene only once
every«
two years.' The samecustomer-satisfaction problem
would-be
encountered in thesecond project as well. However one looks at the endeavor, itwill never make everybody happy.Instead, MSG acting as a book-lend or book-sell mediatorbetween student sellers and buyers by compiling a listing eachterm is a good alternative requiring less time, less work, andless risk.Another good idea which is successfully practiced at othercolleges and universities such as Behrend College, is the cam-pus bookstore itself buying back textbooks from students andthen identifying them with a
"Used"
sticker and re-sellingthem under the current list price but above the price awardedthe student seller. This will enable students to save moneywhile the bookstore could still generate a profit.Of course the bookstore could impose stipulations on itsoperation such as not buying back books which may not beused again or
not;
purchasing I
damaged -books. This plan
I.
sounds simple in theory but to be implemented at the collegewould require some serious consideration and planning. Itcertainly deserves that much.
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Letter
EditorialHitsHome
Dear Editor,I am sorry to hear of the con-tinued troubles at the school I sodearly love. In your editorial ofpleading to
the
adult delinquents Ifound
"You
Can Dress SomePeople Up" really hit home.
*I
have one
way
or another beena member of
the
Mercyhurst
com-
munity for about
11 years
and I'msure
jn
some circles considered anold lady. But, young or old, all
the
time
I
have
had the
privilege
tobe a part of the school I havealways felt that I was a guest ofthe founders of
this
community. Ifeel that it needs to be
said
thatthe good sisters on the third floorought to be shown a little morerespect and consideration.We the public, as their guestsand
so
called adult delinquents in-cluded, need to rethink and ex-amine our campus life. I know I
am
tired of
the
many stories
I
hearand read
about*
equipment beingstolen from not only the schoolbut the sisters, the classrooms, thebook store and each other, etc.Why
does
\
this
keep happening?
Are we
such silver spooned sittingducks? What has happened to thehigh fiber moral conduct of theschool and its administration tosit idly by and continually allowthis to go on? I think it
is
time totake the
"bull
by the horns andlet's get a few resignations in thesecurity system or rework orrewrite
the
structure
itself,
as theold one obviously is having grow-ing
pains with
the
campus
as it
sitsnow. How can we possibly con-
tinue
to
grow
as
school or campusputting up new buildings and ad-ding
new
programs if our founda-tion for what exists now is soshaky and in need of suchspiritual repair?
j
I wish the policeman who losthis shirt all the luck in the worldtrying to
recover!
it. As I
also
await about a year to the day forthe many items I have neverrecovered or the perpetrators tobe punished as I was moving intoBaldwin Hall* last year.
If hewants to know a more ex-asperating or frustrating ex-perience he ought to try being a
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member of Baldwin Hall.I believe this is at least thezillionth complaint
on the
babysit-
ting
program
in the
dorms. Isn't itfinally hitting some fine ad-ministration -level person like aclub in the head, repeatedly, thatthis or rather, these problemsdeserve and need his input now. Ithought college life was supposedto be a growth experience alongwith the education.
„.
*;I
have learned that somebodyought to crawl into the filingcabinet and
document:
not onlythe high incidents of robberies,but
also
complaints on
the
presentsystem of dealing with studentdelinquents
itself.
I thought thisschool was offering a police pro-gram. Would somebody
please
get
to the chapter on institutionallyand
socially surviving each
other'sright to co-exist withoutremarkable incident? Is a policestate atmosphere the answer?Would someone please at leastaddress and acknowledge that we
have
a
problem? Let's get
it out
of
the closet. Let's start debating,put our heads together and
find
an answer! Remember, you arenot immune to these acts of thefteven as a faculty member or anemployee
of
the school.Let's band together and
make
itso difficult for these people thatthey
will-admit
they
needI
help.And let's hope we have the com-passion to
give
it to them or flushthem out and get rid of them.Mary Ann Carlgren
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J. Peterson
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Assistant Editor
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News Editor
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Camp
Feature Editor
Rich
Forsgran
Kathy Kohnka
Photography Editor
Greg Yoko
Sports Editors
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hChuck StraubKhalid
Massoud
John
Broderick
Karen Merkle
Clay Nellsen
John JonesTim
Tomczak-
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Natalie CerasoBarb MarchwlnsklChris
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Melodle ValenclanoLisa
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Selee:Jack HollandThe Merclad Is the Student-edited newspaper
of
Mercyhurst College, 501 East
38th
Street. Erie,Pennsylvania, 16646. Offices of The Merclad arelocated at
307
Old
Main,
phone 8250405.Opinions expressed In
this
newspaper are notnecessarily the views of the student body or thecollege. Content and editorial policy are determin-ed by the editor
In
concurrence
with
the editorialboard.Advertising rates are available
upon
requestThe Merclad la a weekly publication, printed atBrown-Thompson Newspapers In Union City,Pennsylvania.
THE MERCIAD
 
Privacy:
The Right Way,
The Wrong Way
By
Khalid
MassoudMERCIAD Staff Reporter
It
is extremely sad to hear that astudent
is
opposed to regulationsand laws which are imposed
for
their own protection and privacy.Two weeks ago
a
letter from
a
McAuley Hall resident,"McAuley Living is Worse ThanHome" complained about the lossof privacy. It seems to us that theresident does not understand themeaning of privacy.
*
Privacy
as it is
defined
in
theAmerican
Heritage J
Dictionarymeans "The condition
of
beingsecluded,"
if
that
is
what
he is
talking about. That privacy doesnot bother the R.A. or the securi-ty,'because he
is
not hurting mybody, but
hhe
other kind
of
privacy which allows all sorts
of
illegal things is not privacy.The
'
resident also mentionedthat
"dorm
life is supposed to bea
*
major growth experience
in
one's life," which is correct. Butgrowth does not come
by
consum-ing alcohol and smoking drugs,that is not growth that is a damag-ing experience of
the
brain
and
thehealth of human beings.
The
resident also mentioned thetrust of his parents to
his
ability ofbetter judgement. It was a wrongtrust because the resident did notunderstand
the
meaning
of
thattrust.Trust does
not
mean
>
keepingyour girlfriend
in the
house
as
long as she desires, or consumingalcohol even
if
you are under thelegal age. Trust is more than that.If we are talking about the trustbetween parents
and
son, trustmeans confidence
and
faith in youthat you will use the best judge-ment in solving problems that willface you in the future.The
R.A.I
and
the
securityguards
are
not
here
to prevent youfrom having
a
growth experiencein your life, but they are here
to
make sure
you
have
the
rightexperience.Anne Chisholm, Michael Smith, and Leann Felmlee.
Activities Weekend
What's
It
All
About?
By Anne Chisholm,
$
Leann
Felmlee,And Michael SmithThis year's Activities Weekendwill be May 13, 14, and 15. It is atime when Mercyhurst
and the
Erie Community come togetheron our campus
to
spend
an
en-joyable weekend
of
fun
.and
games.
^
Activities weekend originated
throughjthe
student government
as a
sub-committee. The chairpeo-
ple
are
student governmentrepresentatives. With the help
of
the student government and
in-
terested students, they
put
together
a
weekend
of
fun-filledactivities.
*
Various departments and clubswithin the college participate
by
sponsoring booths ranging fromhot dog sales to gambling games.This activity
began^five
yearsago
to
encourage faculty
and
students to have a time out of theclassroom, which would
be in a
relaxed atmosphere. Also,
Ac-
tivities Weekend allows some funand laughs.Originally, the activity
was
on aWednesday and
all
classes werecancelled. However, last
f
yearbecause
of
calendar conflicts
it
was changed to Saturday. So, theactivity event then developed intoan entire weekend
of
activities.For 1983, many plans are in theworking. However, we are alwaysopen to new ideas! The
chair
peo-ple
for
this
year
are
AnneChisholm, Leann
/Felmlee
and
Michael Smith.
§If
anyone
if
interested jn join-ing the committee, please contactAnne
or
Leann
at
825-4471,
or
Michael
at
825-4671
for
furtherinformation.
I
To kick
off
this year's event,there will
be an
outdoor concert inthe
Grotto,'Friday,
May 13. OnSaturday the 14th, along with thebooths, many other activities will
take
place.
For
instance,
a
paddle,pedal and hoof contest,
tug-of-
war,
bed
races,
a big
raffle
of
prizes and much, much more.Overall, this weekend can be asfun and enjoyable
as
you make it.So please mark
it
on your calen-dar and plan to be ready for a funtime with your friends.Anne Chisholm, Leann Flemleeand Michael Smith are all seniorsat Mercyhurst College.
In accordance withthe coupon adfrom the Glen-wood Ice SkatingRink shown
in
the
Jan.
21st issue of
The
Merciad,
please present the
*
coupon upon*
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theskating rink.
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