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The Merciad, April 15, 1983

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1983-84
Student Government!
Officers
Elected
By
Carta J. AndersonMERCIAD Assistant EditorIn the 1983-84 Mercyhurst Stu-
dent^
Government elections,
five
student challengers took the posi-tions
of
president, vice-president,secretary, treasurer, and StudentActivities Committee
(SAC)
chairperson.
The
in
cum
bants
represent
an
entirely new officercore for the first time in over fouryears.
S
^With 547|Mercyhurst
studentsvoting in the election, sophomoreDave£?Robinson| captured
the
presidency. Robinson will be join-ed by junior Kathy O'Connor
as
vice-president, sophomore SusanBennett as secretary, junior SheilaDelaney
as
treasurer
and
freshman John Jones in the SACchairperson post.
\
'^HEBPS
KOutfof
the* 54 percent
of
students who voted
in
the March
•SO^andWJ'MPclectionsi
Robinson
secured
iheTpresidenc^vwthl86
votes. The
opposing?presidential
candidates, sophomores BryanDoherty
and
Jean Moniewskireceived
170
and 178
votesrespectively.
J
*
Vice President O'Connor cap-tured
211
votes. Sophomore con-tender David Alexander received159 votes, and junior Brent Scar-po had 141 votes.
i
Bennett,
the
newly-electedsecretary earned 281.votes, whilefreshman Patrick Callahan gained223 votes.
•&
Delaney
was
selected
as
treasurer by obtaining 352 votes.Freshman contender ChristieSmith got 153 votes.
?
Jones was elected
to the
SACchairperson post with 203 votes.Sophomores James Sherrod
and
Melodie Valenciano received
160
and
159
votes respectively.
•.
f
The Merciad interviewed
the
new officers. President-electRobinson said, "Next year
I'd
like
to run
more meetings
fin
Baldwin
and
'McAuley
dor-mitories." Also,
he
explained that
he
wants
to get new people involv-ed in
\
MSG,
and
make appoint-ments to
the
judicial board. ''Theofficers should
do a
good
job.
We've
been J
going
to the
officermeetings with the present officers,and getting experience ahead
of
time," said Robinson.
"I
was so excited when
I
foundout about the elections, I couldn'tspeak," said vice-presidentialwinner Kathy O'Connor."There's a whole lot of differencebetween
the
officers. We
are all
different
1
majors that can| con-
tribute
new interests and ideas
to
the government," she added.
«B3pSecretaryf Bennetts
stated,
"I
want to keep up the reputation of
government!
and
try to
fill Lisa
Costeilo^s shoes *^r-»
Bennett^-
-ex?^
piaineathat
she feels
irwill
be
a
challenge for the officers workingtogether next
year,|
"We
are all
ready for it and hope we're able todo a good job.
It
will be difficultat first,
but
we're enthusiastic,"
Bennett
commented.
"I think the election went welland people seemed very interested
inxvoting
this year," stated
the
83-84 treasurer Delaney. She
ex-
plained that presently
her
majorconcern
is to
find out how muchrevenue will
be
taken
in by the
David Brenner concert. "After weknow how much money was earn-ed
,
S
money
for
the
budget nextyear
can be
adjusted
if
necessary." Delaney explainedthat she would like to offer even-ing hours for the MSG-sponsoredcheck cashing. Another goal
of
the treasurer
is to
help make thestudents
in
MSG understand
the
budget better so students can ex-plain the process to others.
ERCIAD Rated
First-Clas
*
The MERCIAD was recently notified that it has been ratedFirst
Class
by the National Scholastic Press Association
for
Fall Term 1982.
^S
i
I | 1
Rated nationally against colleges of similar enrollment, TheMERCIAD achieved marks
of
distinction
in the
following-judging categories: Coverage
and
Content, Writing
and
Editing, and Opinion Content."The First Class award given to The MERCIAD is a reflec-tion on the entire
staff,''
editor Donna Peterson
saidf^
The award is an improvement over the second class evalua-tion of spring
1982
issues."For the first time ever, the size ofthe staff has more than tripled and the quality
of
the repor-ting, editing, business
and
supporting staff has reached
its
most impressive level," Peterson added.
gNSPA/ACP
Judge Peter^C. Townsend called
The
MER-CIAD
a top student publication, skying that "the students atcontinued on page
3
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3*
it
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I
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Newly elected MSG officers: Sheila Delaney, treasurer; Kathy O'Connor,
vice-president;
Dave Robinson,president; Sue Bennett, secretary; and
John
Jones,
SAC
c hair
person
.&^
W^l
"IT
am excited about workingwith
the
officers. Next year
we
will be able to try different thingsand explore
new
avenues,** saidDelaney.SAC
^chairperson ireplacing
Laura Copney is John Jones.
He
said
he
wouldClike
to see
moremovies
on
different nightsavailable to students. "One of my
mosTTrecen™
goals
is
fo
havesmaller movies such as
'The
ThreeStooges* that
will
be
less
expensivefor students," said Jones.
:
"I
think all of the
officers
and myselfwill have a good working relation-ship.
I'm
optimistic abouteverything,
and I
feel
working
with
"
the
^current
officers
has
helped,''
commented Jones."The voting results were abovethe national
j
average,''
statedoutgoing MSG President RichardLanzillo. "We had
a
significantlyhigh voter turnout.
But, not as
much
as
last year due
to
Easterbreak."
f
;
W*
The new officers will formallyassume
the
management
of
stu-dent government at the first MSGmeeting in May.
MSG
Questions Proposal
College-Leased Briggs ApartmentsMay
Be
Returned
To
Baldwin Realtors
I
By
Mary Jo
Allen ^
MERCIAD Staff ReporterDuring the Mercyhurst StudentGovernment Meeting on Tuesday,
April
^12,
an
important questionarose concerning the future statusof the Briggs Avenue apartments.The buildings
currentlyf
beingleased by Mercyhurst College willpossibly return
to
the ownershipof Baldwin Brothers Realtors.Rich Lanzillo,
MSG
president, ex-plained that
the
Briggs Avenuebuildings will
be
retained
if the
need arises
for
additional collegehousing. At
this
time, the need forthe buildings
is
questionable dueto available space
in) the
dormitories.
%
Terry Warfield expressed con-cern
for
students who depend
on
the Mercyhurst-leased Briggsapartments.Under
the
current operation,Mercyhurst rents the apartmentsfor the same cost
as
the residenthalls, includes board
as a
package, and
provides
-furniture.If the buildings are rented by theBaldwin realtors,
the
rent
is
higher than Mercyhurst rates
and
the apartments are
unfurnished.**
Lanzillo
agreed,that
this
is a
concern, but pointed out that thepresent system
is
creating
a
$12,000 deficit.
( |
After much deliberation, MariaSantangelo motioned that
a
letterbe submitted to Baldwin Brothersrequesting that a section of Briggsbe reserved for 'Hurst students ata lower rental rate, and includingfurniture,
i £
^E.
<
In other business, the results ofan academic honesty survey werepresented. As jja^ result
of
thissurvey,
a
forum
on
academichonesty will
be
held
during
the
April
26
MSG meeting. Facultyand
students
are
requested
to
attend.
%
jg
Laura Copney,
SAC *
chairper-son, gave
her
report:*
Friday,April
15,
will be the
bus
trip to theTop Hat Club and
on
Saturday,April
16, the
band "GenericGrass" will be performing
in
theGrotto. Letter
of
intent
for
SACofficers are due April 19.In another committee,
\
MariaSantangelo spoke
for
CampusLife. The Minority Concern Com-mittee, has concentrated on threemajor issues
at
Mercyhurst Col-lege.However, unless more stu-dent involvement is seen, the com-mittee will be disbanded.Three announcements werepresented
at the
MSG meeting.First, the judicial board proposalwas accepted with changes
and
clarification by President William
P.
Garvey and the
College
Senate.Second, the
MSG
awards dinner istentatively set
for
May1.Finally,Bonnie Pounds, diplomat
to
Saudi Arabia
and
Mercyhurstalumni, has consented to be com-mencement speaker.
 
Srenneromics:
•!Si^^!
R1
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What
YOU Can
Do To
Help
^*e£XJPi$T
When a student government organization realizes it mayhave to mortgage itself for a year if
one
risky venture were tofail, it counts largely on the support of its governed popula-tion to take all the risk out of the venture.The subjects here are, of course, MSG and its decision toundertake an exciting, major project before the year's end.Attempting to provide a first-class entertainment act for thecollege and Erie communities,
a «
contract with comedianDavid Brenner was negotiated and a hefty sum of money wasbudgeted for the
event.
Eighteen thousand dollars to
be
exact.For the quality of the
talent,
the price of a
ticket-to
seeDavid Brenner is a bargain. At
$8
for students and $10 for allothers, the show
will
be well worth every penny.Government must sell approximately
2,000
tickets in orderto break even on its investment. As of press time, 1,050tickets have been sold. It would be a
real,shame
to have anationally-famous,
super-celebrity
like David Brenner per-form to a
less-than-full
house. But it would
be
an even biggershame if
this
major MSG project were to result in low studentinterest and a mortgaged governing body for 1983-84.If anyone goes to the Campus Center on the evening ofSaturday, April
30,
it should be members of this college com-munity. How often can
we
be made to smile, to laugh, to feelreally good in the company of friends, in a familiar place andby a man who has guest hosted on the
"Tonight
Show" morethan anyone else?! It will definitely be a night to
remember
and for those who can't scrape together the
$8
or
$10
to pur-chase a ticket, it will only be a night to politely smile aboutwhen
^friends
_who attended re-live
its-moments
for weeks
afterward.
^ J
How embarrassing for Mercyhurst College if David Bren-ner is not greeted enthusiastically! And how unfortunate forMSG to
"learn
the hard way" that no special event is specialenough for this college.
5
EVERYONE should buy a ticket and usher out the monthof
April
with a gut-splitting, knee-slapping,
once-in-a-lifetime
good time!
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Assistant Editor
Fnn
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News Editor
Martha Csmp
Feature Editor
Rich Foragnn
v'Photography Editor
Kathy
Kohnka
QrogYoko
Sports EditorsLynn Pope
Mary
Jo Allen
Teresa
Tracy
Darlene
Nolan
Amy
Woodworth •Chuck
Straub '-•]
Khalld MassoudKaren
Martda
John JonesCorky PramChris
Chmliewski'Sue Goodall
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Tim
Tomczak
TyrtHM
Darlene NolanKan
RohlerMathew DuskaRena
Zlcarelll
Rozanna
Snyder
Amy WoodworthDarlene
NolanMary Marchwinski
Kam
KublniecGrace
Riccl
Mr. Richard GarciaKathy ToscanoJack Holland
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Letter
Students QuestionSelection Process
^
This letter
concerns-the
processfor {selecting
the,
ResidentAssistants
for the *
upcomingschool year 1983-84. This letter isnot directed at any one person; itis directed at the process.
.
f.
We
feel the interviewing processused was unprofessional.
-
Ap-
parentT^nan^of theTtudents
left
the interview
feeling belittled,
as if
those conducting
the;
interviewhad this purpose in mind at the
1
. .
beginning.
Is
is really fair to
single
out in-dividuals in front of their peers?What happened to the dignity,worth and
respect*
of everyindividual?
| |This is
not
to say
that
all the
in-terviewers conducted themselvesin this manner.
We
just questionthe few who
did.
Granted, interviews arestressful, but
is it
not the object
of
the interview to convey the
qualifications
of
the
interviewer?Sue TarnoMaria Santangelo
The Merciad
I
STUDENTS INTERESTED
is
staffing
for
next
year!
IN THE POSITION
OF
LETTERS OF
INTENTfor 1983-84MERCIAD EDITOR
a
Are Due By
IFriday,
April
22,1983^Submit letters toDonna Peterson,Preston,
Box
57
MERCIADASSISTANT EDITORFOR
1983-84
SHOULD SUBMITLETTERS OF INTENT TODONNA
PETERSON,
BOX57 BY
FRIDAY,
APRIL
22,
1983
J
THE MERCIAD
 
1
Eating Disorders:
Anorexia And Bulimia
The American Dietetic Associa-tion attempts to heighten publicawareness of the benefits of goodnutrition and the risks of ignoringit. Federal government
.'national
associations, corporations, healthorganizations, and? the massmedia also lend their support tothis worthy campaign.Eating disorders are
-becoming
an
increasing health
\
problemamong young adults. It has
been
reported that as many as onemillion persons in the U.S. haveeating disorders like anorexia andbulimia. Anorexia is called the"starving disease". Morespecifically, anorexia nervosa is asyndrome of
self-starvation
(weight loss greater than 25 per-cent usual weight)
Ifound
predominantly in adolescent andyoung adult women.
It*,
ischaracterized by a relentless pur-suit of thinness that results in life-threateningemaciation,an almostdelusional preoccupation withfood and the body, and
a
generalwithdrawal from family andfriends. It was first diagnosed in
1888.
5
i I
A related ailment, bulimia is anepisodic pattern of binge
eating
that involves rapid consumptionof a large quantity of food in arelatively short period of time.The bulimic person usually isaware**
o^the
disordered eatingpattern but is unable to stop
the
binge eating once it has begun.The guilt, depression, and panicthat are commonly experiencedfollowing a binge result from thelost sense of control and theundesired
prospect £
of gainingweight.
Self-induced
f.
vomiting,
laxative abuse,
and/orj
severelyrestrictive diets often
I
areemployed after a bulimic episodeto restore a sense of control andrelieve panic about the
possibility
of weight gain.
.js
Many celebrities are the victimsof anorexia and bulimia. RecentlySTAR magazine reported thatCherry Boone, daughter of singerPat Boone, stated in her book,Starving for Attention, that sheonce weighed as
little
&
as
85pounds. Singer Karen Carpenteralso suffered from anorexia,which is believed to have con-tributed to her recent death. JaneFonda admitted to
have {abused
her body for more than two years,hinging and severely dieting tokeep her weight down.In 1981, the ABC MondayNight Movie, televised a drama
about
i
anorexia nervosa, "TheBest Little Girl in the World". Itwas around that time that aformer Mercyhurst College stu-dent walked into my office todiscuss her personal
difficulty
with'
out-of-control
dieting andweight loss.
*?k
Now that spring is here, therewill be many dieters on campus.Sensible dieting that provides forchange in normal eating behaviorto reduce total calories and exer-cise along with a slow, gradualweight loss is highly recommend-ed. Any individuals fitting
the
following profile should seek pro-
Merciad
First Class
(continued from page
D
Mercyhurst are lucky to have the product of such dedicatedjournalists."
*
'%••'
Features receiving special attention from the judges
were
theguest columns and opinion editorials. The editorial
cartoons
were the only area to be awarded bonus points by the judges,who called them
"fun
to read, creative and intelligent.""I think it proved that even though we've increased thenumber of reporters and editors this year from our previousrecord of
12
to
15
students to an all-time high of more than
40,
we have demonstrated that our editing staff
was
able to main-tain and increase the quality of The MERCIAD this year andwe fully expect an improved product every year.
I'm
highlypleased," said Richard J. Garcia, MERCIAD advisor.
' The MERCIAD
has come a longway,
5'
Peterson conclud-ed. "I'm proud of
its
progress and its role
as
a
irst-class
 com-municator in the Mercyhurst community."
ATTENTION
New
Deadline
For
MercyhurstCommunity
Ads
Ads will beaccepted
from
1:30
I
to 2:30 every
£S
Monday or
from
1:00
to 3:00 every* Tuesday. Adssubmitted
after
3:00 p.m. Tuesdaywill be accepted at
S
the Advertising
.
Manager'sdiscretion.
STUDENTS
A COMPLETELINEOF SCHOOL SUPPLIES
DRAFTING,
J
GRAPHIC, ANDART SUPPLIESDICTIONARIESPORTFOLIOS
fessional help from a physicianand/or psychiatrist who has ex-perience with this ailment.Anorexia nervosa is more than amedical problem. The disorder isgenerally thought to bepsychogenic in nature. Many sup-port groups exist
ffoit
personsneeding referrals to
professionals
known to treat this disorder.
Anoretics |have
strict, bizarreeating behaviors. They often startweight loss regimes because of so-meone's
commentf
about being"fat". They are
.usuallyj
com-pulsive exercisers and talk exten-sively about
how^Fat
they are,when they actually are excessivelythin. The bones of
the
face, trunk,and extremeties become promi-nent, like a skeleton.The anorectic usually
have
lowself-esteem and are overly sen-sitive to the many
|stressful
changes of adolescence. These in-dividuals
usually? reportf
havingover
protective
parents
who;
takefirm control of their children's
lives.
Historically, many anoreticsare from middle and upper-middle socioeconomic familieswho place high emphasis on suc-cess and perfection.
1
.As the problem progresses, theanorectic will stop menstruating,feel cold all the time and begin togrow fine body hair. This
is
a veryserious {condition which: causesmany victims to be hospitalizedfor
treatment.
Males are not ex-cluded from
the
disorder.
Some
ofthe individuals will make a com.
plete
recovery; some will becomechronic anorectics; some will giveup dieting, overeat and becomeobese; and some will neverrecover and die.
I|i Charlene Gee is
an AssistantProfessor and Director of theDietetics Program,
The
$
"Op-Ed"
S
page
is
designed
to
be
a
catch-alt
for
any opinion contentthat
did
not
make
the
editorial
page.
It
can also
be
the
page
representatinga variety
of
viewpointsother than those
of the
newspaper's* editors
and
staff.
Members of the Mer-cyhurst
-Community
who
wish to write a column
for
The
Merciad
shouldcon-tact
The Merciad.
SE'
TEACHERS
ANDALARCE^SELECTIONOF TEACHERS AIDS
Co..
Jnc.
NOTE BOOKSRING BINDERSFILLER PAPER
PENS
& PENCILSSUPPLIES
«
915 STATE ST.
f
The most interesting store in town
Mon.
Through
Sat.
9 to
5
Pictured above are the Plowshares 8.
Best Christian Film:'In The
KingiOf
Prussia'
By
Father Chuck SchmittIn
1980,
a Pittsburgh housewifeand seven other people broke intoa missile plant near Philadelphia,PA, where they hammerednuclear nose cones and pouredtheir blood upon them; all in asymbolic gesture to
uncover
thesecret
construction?
of theseweapons of
Armageddon.
Wfc
Molly
Rush, Daniel and PhillipBerrigin,
and:
her other five ac-
complices?
portray themselves
*
inthe film version of their trail.Martin;,
S h
een
j
pi ay
s
i
the
J
udgewhom Sheen describes as a
"legal
bully
1
*.
IN THE
j
KING
x
OFPRUSSIA won the best Christian
film
award
in
the
1983
Berlin
Film
Festival.
?
Molly Rush herself will appearwith the film to explain the beliefwhich led them to
their
\
protest.
Rush will
3
speak'
at St. MarksSeminary Auditorium
Oust
southof the college), on Thursday,
April
21,
at
7:30
p.m.After the film, there will be adiscussion and reception
in
*St.
Mark's. Cafeteria. Admission isfree for members of the Mer-cyhurst College Community andSenior Citizens. The generalpublic is asked to donate $1.00 tohelp defray expenses.
|
This event is co-sponsored by
*
Campus Ministry and
\
the
m
Diocesan Department
of!
Justice
P
and Rights. It is underwritten in
%
part by
the!Mercyhurst
College
|jj
Academic Enrichment Fund and
&
is a Special Film Event
of;
thePeace and Justice Series of thefilms for discussion.
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IN THE KINO
OF?
PRUSSIA
April
21,7:30
p.m.St. Marks Seminary
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