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Comic David Brenner To Entertain On Campus
Staff ReporterAfter weeks of planning, a visit
theMercyhurst campus is a certainty.
date is ours," saidSophomore Wydetta Carter,coordinator of
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
manager remainedbefore the date was definite.That
taken care of Wednes-day morning, when Keith Rose,Brenner's representative from theWilliam Morris Agency in NewYork, called Carter with the final
event is the creation of
MSG special projects committee,established by Rich Lanzillo andchaired by Carter.
of $18,000 was allot-ted to the committee, whose goal
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-
facilities, and the difficul-ty in finding a band that plays a
of music appealing to
ma-jority of students.
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.
As it is, Brenner's fee is$12,300, which is
his usual price of over
because it's a college perfor-mance. The school will also payfor his expenses, including roundtrip plane fare from Los Angeles,limousine service while'
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
past few weeks,
helpful" in work-ing out
details of theperformance,
Next, a contract will have to bedrawn up, specifying
required by both parties. Then,said Carter, "there's a lot to bedone."
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.
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.
Carter expects tickets
for theshow to go on sale "possibly inMarch." Prices will be $8.00 forMercyhurst students-college iden-tification must be shown, and on-ly
per student can bebought at this
$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
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
other trips include camping in
and in Pennsylvania.Anyone may join the EarthScience club for a fee of $5.00once paying the $5.00 any student
may attend the away trips.The Student Governmentagreed on the funding and on allin faVor response was returned bythe government.Brian Doherty brought forth arevised,, proposal of his book-lending program. The new revisedproposal would require a studentcommittee to be
in the resale ofcollege texts at reduced prices.
committee would then beresponsible for
collection,distribution, and payment of textsto individuals.The new student book commit-tee would make the
usedbooks and the buying of usedbooks much easier for studentsaccording
Doherty. This'ser-vice, when inacted, will be per-formed for students free ofcharge. .Laura Copney, Student Ac-tivities Committee chairperson,advised the Student
of tonight's' Gong-Show to beheld in the Zurn Recital Hall at 8p.m. Copney also announced thatthe cost-' of the Sunday nightmovies is going to be raised from$.50 to $.75. The new price willstay in effect for the remainder ofthe movie series. This Sundaynight's movie is "Paternity."Wydetta Carter,
charge ofspecial projects' reported on theforecasted
for bringingthe comic David Brenner to theMercyhurst Campus. Brenner'sfee is $12,500 plus expenses, theexpenses being: Round
airfarefrom California, hotel reserva-tions, a
service, and steam-cleaning the college stage curtain.The projected date for Brennerto appear
Campus Center. The costwill be
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
affec-tion as she danced
with the whole student
govern-ment laughing. The officers incollaboration: with variousrepresentatives thought
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
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.
just hope everything worksout and everyone enjoysthemselves," she added.
A colorful bulletin board geared as a teaching tool for grade schoolchildren is designed by sophomore Special Education/ElementaryEducation
major Darcy Weidner
corridor.of humor," said Gina»Frisina."We wanted to remember him onhis birthday,"^ said MSGSecretary Lisa
The belly-dancer who appearedduring;
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
have two mental healthcounselors working on
part-time. One being WarrenHousled, a psychologist whoworks at Family Crisis. The otheris a mental health counselor fromSt.
program.Both men will be working part-tune
college to help studentswith any problems they mighthave.
Due For Co-op
Chris Ch mielewski
MERCIAD Staff Reporter' Rumors have been circulatingthat
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.
The changes concern clearerdocumentation
studenthandbook and ofthe*evaluationforms used by the academic ad-visors and supervising employers.The changes do not directly in-volve the students," Dr. Edwardssaid.
He explained that the Ad-ministration felt changes wereneeded in the student handbookand in the evaluation forms, andthey asked the Academic PoliciesCommittee
revise thesematerials and made the necessarychanges.The revisions include a moreobjective form for the academic
and the supervising
involved, and a clearerhandbook guideline dealing withstudent grading policy.
As of now, those are the
changes regarding the Co-op pro-gram, Dr. Edwards said.