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The Merciad, April 22, 1983

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Rehearsing for the performance of "Minstrel Show" for the ArtsGala on May 7 is dancer Kim Ries. For more information on the gala,
see the
related story
on
page
4.
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Intramural Policy!Committee Created
By
Darlene Nolan
MERCIAD Staff
Reporter
4
At the Mercyhurst StudentGovernment (MSG) meeting on'Tuesday,
April
19,
President RichLanzillo presented a
^proposal
designed
by the
current and
future
officers. The proposal states thatan intramural policy committeeshould be created as a part ofMSG, and also an intramural
pro-
motion
sub-committee
should becreated as a part of the StudentActivities Committee (SAC).The MSG representatives ac-cepted the proposal with an all infavor-response.Lanzillo explained that thepolicy committee will consist ofthe Campus Center IntramuralDirector and at least fourmembers of the studentfgovern-
ment.
Both men and womenathletic coordinators shall sit asex-officio members of thiscommittee.Policies concerning thedisposition of intramural sportsshall be set by this group/'
said
Lanzillo.
I
The promotion
sub-committee
will be responsible for informingthe college community of in-tramural programs throughadvertising in the newspaper and
tt
posters.
|
Wydetta Carter reported on theDavid Brenner Conceit to be heldApril
30
at
8
p.m. Carter explain-ed that
1,250
sold, approximately300 tickets Shave been sold oncampus.
H "Students
are urged to pur-chase
their
tickets as soon aspossible," said Carter.The representative
elections
willtake place?Wednesday, April 27and Thursday, April
28,
$
accor-ding to elections chairpersonSheila Delaney.
' The
deadline
for
letters of in-tent has been extended
for
depart-ments that
do
not
have a
represen-tative running," said Delaney.Anyone interested in running asa representative for their depart-ment, if it's unrepresented, shouldcontact Sheila Delaney as soon as
possible.
J
. Interviews for the position ofStudent Activities Committeevice-chairperson, public relations,and secretary will be on Sunday,April
|24,
according to LauraCopney, SAC Chairperson.
%
"Because a letter of intent hasnot been received for the positionof
SAC
treasurer,
the
deadline has
been extended to Tuesday, April
26,"
said Copney.
Accident
Results I
$27,000 Crew
Boat
Loss
FrancesM.MoaveroMerciad
News
EditorThe Mercyhurst crew team en-countered a mishap last weekendwhich resulted in an estimated$27,000 loss in equipment.
Al
Belovarac, head
coach
of thecrew team, was returning from acrew race in Charleston, WestVirginia on Interstate
79
when thebrake of the trailer he was pullingfailed, and caused it to jackknife,hit the median, destroy the trailerand the crew boats beingtransported. No one was injuredin the accident.
2
Belovarac
was ^traveling
north
on the
interstate in a pick-up truckpulling the trailer loaded with
three £
8-man
boats,
$
one 4-manboat and four sets of
oars.
*
Belovarac approached adowngrade and
jwas forced
to
brake.
$.
The
truck and the trailerfunction as separate systems,Belovarac said,
therefore
thetruck
was
able
to come to a slower
pace,
but*
the trailer
did
notrespond.This forced the truck to in-crease its speed. "With that steep
of£a
grade, the
truckHvas
like arun-away freight train." he said.Belovarac cannot relate the in-cident
distinctly.fHe
said, "Whoknows what happened, it was an
act
of God."
I 5
He speculates that the trailerjackknifed and
swayed 1
into themedian and then swerved to theright side of the road.Belovarac said he was travelingon the right side of the road andsomehow
*
avoided a car travellingin the left lane.At this time, Belovarac
was
los-ing control of
the
truck
due
to theweight and swaying movement ofthe trailer.Fortunately, the trailer detach-ed
s
itself from the truck whichcaused the pick-up
to do two
com-
plete
360
degree
turns before com-ing to a
halt.
^Belovarac
was accompanied by
his
father, Matthew Belovarac, onthe trip.
|
Belovarac presumed the ordealcould have been more tragic if the
trailer
had not snapped away
front
the
truck,
^
nm
gjuvjjiimiCrew
team members were nottraveling with the boats, and didnot witness the incident.All four boats, along with one
set
of
oars,
were severely
damagedand are irreparable.
|.
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. "Weiwfll
be
aWe
to recovermost
of*
the loss through in-surance," Belovarac commented.Three
sets
of
oars
were salvaged
as
well
as
some
equipment securedin a storage box on the trailer.Along
with?
the
three sets ofoars which
were
not
damaged,
theteam also has two
8-man
boatsand one 4-man boat to completethe season. These two boats,which were not taken to the race,are the remaining boats whichstand in the Laker boathouse onPresque Isle Bay."There is ample equipment tocomplete the season,"
said!Jack
Beck coach of the women's crewteam.
J.
One
of the boats
is
a
25
year-old
shell while the other is a new boatwhich just arrived
af^the
boathouse recently and has notbeen utilized
prior
to theaccidents.
- -sc iSince
the trailer, valued at
$3,000
was
damaged,
the
team hashad to
find
other means oftransporting their boats for the
re-
maining season.Jack Garner, coach of the Mer-
cy hurtfP
rep
crew
team, will
loan
the college crew
a?
cattle truck.The cattle truck was
jused
fortransporting the shells before atrailer was purchased, Jack Becksaid.
While
the
cattle
truck will
be us-
ed;
to
transport^
the boats to thehome meets
att-Findley
Lake, atemporary trailer is being built by
Belovarac's
father.
^This*
trailerwill be utilized when the teamtravels to Marietta, Ohio in May."Everybody
has
pulled togetherand made the best of the situa-tion," concluded Beck.
Resident Assistants Announced
Thirteen Students To Staff Dorms, Apartments
Resident Assistants selected for 1983-84 are preparing for their upcoming duties.
§*
In the meantime, the senior R.A.'s are gradually vacating their positions and training theirsuccessors.
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Students selected for the 13 positions are: Donna Satmary, 1st floor Baldwin;*
Amy
Groover, 2nd floor Baldwin; and
Janell
Harrington, 3rd floor Baldwin,
Kelle
Johnston, 1stfloor, Egan Hall; Paula Tofil, 2nd floor, Egan; Terrie
Warfielfolst
floor, McAuley Hall;Steve Borowski, and
Floyd
Campbell, 2nd floor McAuley; Tom Marconi and
Steve
Seymour,third floor McAuley; Dave Marshall, Founders' Apartments; Sheila Delaney, Mercy Apart-ments; and Ken Treschitta, Presidents' Apartments.
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The students selected for these positions were chosen from among
35
applicants.Phyllis Aiello, director of housing and safety, conducted the interviews over a period ofthree days.
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Perspective R.A,'s were interviewed on April 11,12, and 13 and notified
of
their selection
on April 15.
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. Interviews
were
conducted
in
groups of four or
five
to allow students to
be
with
their peers.Aiello presented each student with a realistic situation which exemplifies college life. Thestudent was evaluated by his outlook and initial reaction to the situation.
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The senior R.A.'s played a vital role in aiding Aiello in the selection process.Each R.A. presented the applicants with actual situations they have encountered.
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The present R.A.'s took upon themselves the role of a dorm resident while the applicantsenacted the role of a resident assistant.
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Many students seek the R.A. position because they are compensated for their duties withfree room and board.
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Steve Borowski, who will
be
an R.A. for McAuley said, "I'm looking forward to
being
an
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Becoming An
R.A.
1
F;
The
Hard
Way
The
differing
opinions which have been voiced concerning!the Resident Assistant selection process all have
validjj
premises and should all be addressed. In two separate lettersappearing last week and today in the
"Your
Opinion" sectionof the Merciad, the selection/interview process is bothcriticized and lauded.It should first be pointed out that the actual selectionmethod contains three
steps:
1) the student must evaluate himor her self through a short essay stating why he or she wouldlike to become an R.A.; 2) three evaluation forms must becompleted by persons of the applicants' choice concerning
the
lifestyle, maturity, and responsibility-level of the applicant;and 3) an interview process takes place with the director ofhousing and the senior R.A.'s featuring the role-playing ofactual situations which might occur in a dorm setting."
1
The first letter to the editor stated that part three of theselection method is belittling, causing embarrassment of theapplicant in front of his or her peers.The second letter addressed
t
he practical reasons
for
such astringent interview and
jrole-playing
session. And thosearguments make a great deal of sense. If the R.A.-to-be can-not handle
problemsjarising
in an interview, how
canThe
orshe successfully control
a
similar,
situation .in
real-life? ..
Yes,
the process may seem humiliating - but it is better thatthe initial humiliation be done behind closed doors and not inthe presence of students who are supposed to respect the R.A.and count on him or her for guidance.
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The campus living facet of college life is one of the mostvital experiences molding-students. For freshmen^ especially,the R.A. plays a large part in making that first year awayfrom home a good one.
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R.A.'s must be able to handle problems involving drugs,alcohol,pregnancy, depression, stress, academics, room-
-mates,^
boyfriends, girlfriends and virtually, just about
Severythmgnjnder
the sun. Weeding out the
student$L,jyho
are
abetter
able to deal with these kirol^c£im^r3ei^p©tfiiB^:
jgtions
is what makes the
interviewr3ncj£aS^rS55 Jfra&Sfeg
^experience. But all throughout life, interviews very similar to
'that
one
will
take place in seeking employment, adopting^children, applying for financial help, and preceeding mar-riage, to name only a sampling.
tThe|best
possible students are needed as R.A.'s and theselection must be an accurate evaluation of all applicants. At
^Mercyhurst
College, the Resident Assistants are of the highestcaliber. And so is the way they are chosen.
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By
Chuck StraubMERCIAD Staff Reporter
The.
Mercyhurst College Stu-dent Activities (SAC) officerselections for the 1983-84academic year will
be
held on Sun-day, April
24.*
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The Mercyhurst Student
Government
representative elec-tions are being
"held
on April 27
and
28.
3
ISo far, six letters of intent have
Letter
1
1
.
%
2
been
received^
for the SAC posi-
tions,
but none for the position of
SAC
treasurer. According to John
Jones,
elect-SAC
chairperson, thedeadline for letters of intent forthe treasurer position has been ex-tended to Tuesday, April 26.
The new
officers
will be selected
through an interview process. Theselection committee
will
consist ofMarjorie McDermott, StudentUnion
director;*
Dave
Robinson,MSG President-elect; LauraCopney, outgoing SAC chairper-son; and John Jones. The inter-views will be held on Sundayafternoon, April
24,
and the inter-views for treasurer will be heldlater in the week.
-5
For the MSG representativeelections, 45 letters of intent havebeen received for candidates. Let-ters are still being accepted for thepositions
*of
Commuter andDance representatives.Elections' will
be*
held onWednesday and
Thursday,{<April
27 and
28,
at the following placesand
times:
Zurn lobby,
9
a.m. to 4p.m.;
the*•
cafeteria, 4:30 to
^6
p.m.; and 2nd floor of
Old
Main,6 to 8 p.m.MSG Treasurer-elect SheilaDelaney stated, "I hope the voterturnout
is as
good
as
it
was
for theofficer election." Delaney
jalso
urged all students to participate inthe elections.
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MaJylioAllen
Teresa TracyDarlene NolanAmy
Woodworth
Chuck Straub
Khalid Massoud
Karen MerkleJohn Jones
Tim
TomczakCorky
Prem
Chris
Chmliewski
Sue Goodall
Darlene Nolan
Martha Camp
Feature Editor
.*^L
Rlchforsgren
Photography Editor
Kathy Kohnke
vi
Greg
Yoko
KSports
Editors
Bu9lnmmcAccount**
Cmrtoonlttm:
Tfplmtc:
Former Applicant: R.A. Interview
'Educational
And Professional'
Copy
EditorsFaculty
Advl*or:$Adwmrtlmlng Mmnmgcr:Advertising Smloc:
•*
Ken RohlerMathew DuskaRena
Zicarelli
Rozanna SnyderAmy WoodworthDarlene NolanMary Marchwinski
Kam
Kubiniec
*
Grace Ricci
Mr. Richard GarciaKathy
Toscano
Jack
Holland*
38th Street,
Erie,
Penn
he Merciad is the
Student-edited
newspaper of Mercyhurst College, 501 Eastsylvanla. 16546. Offices
Of
The
Merciad
are located at
307 Old
Main,
phone 825-0405
Opinions
expressed lo this
newspaper are not necessarily the
views
of the studenttent
and
editorial
policy are determined
by
the editor in
concurrence with
the editorialAdvertising rates are available upon request.The Merciad is a weekly publication, printed at Brown-Thompson Newspapers
in
Union
City. Pennsylvania.body or
the
college.
Con
board.
Dear Editor:
*•
This
letter is in response to lastweek's letter,
"Student's
Ques-tion Selection Process." iI
went
through the infamous
R.AV
selection process, interview,(Whatever you want to call it)
last
year, so 1 can't speak of thisyear's interviews.I can speak though on how Ithought last year's interview wasone of the most educational
and
professional interviews I had
ever
THE MERCIAD
experienced.
In that interview, Ilearned a great deal about
myself
and found it highly inspirational.I faced many realities duringthe entire process and it is thoserealities which gives
the*
Directorof
JHousing
the knowledge ofwhether or not a person wouldmake a good R.A.If, like you say, some studentsfelt belittled,
I
would
be
willing to
bet
that they discovered a realityabout themselves that they couldnot face.
&
Overall, the R.A. selection
is
animportant decision making pro-
cess,
for the position itself isimportant.
Oh»
if
jyoulare wondering
whether or not I made R.A., wellI did not. But, one thing
is^for
sure,
I have no regrets over
the in-
terview and would do it again ifneeded.Brent W.
Scarpo i
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Karate
Club
j ;Develops Character
By
John Lichczand
Tim
Tomczak*The
members
of
the karate
club
here
on
campus are not taught
to
jump, spin or slash. Their "sensi"
("teacher"
in Japanese) tells themto
"keep
back
leg
straight; frontknee over toes
and
rotate
the
hips." After correcting theirstances, they confirm theirreadiness
by
shouting
a
resoun-ding
"OSU"
(pronounced"oss"). Subjecting themselves
to
strict
'mental
and
physicaldiscipline, they pursue narrowgoals: making
a
stronger punch,
a
stronger kick and, perhaps
a
not-so-narrow goal psychologically,which
is
to make themselves betterpersons through this training.Pop culture
has at
timesdistorted
the
true meaning
of
karate.
The
objective
of
karatetraining
is not to
break boards
or
jaws,
fin
its
true sense,
it is a
method utilized
to
developcharacter.
*
For the
club
members, the com-pletion
of
each
3
training sessionresults
in a
sense
of
accomplish-ment
and
self-worth. Spiritual,
mental
and
physical capabilitiesare developed through training.What
is
taught
is
then applied
by
the practitioner
to
deal with
the
problems
of
everyday life,
and to
contribute
to
Society
in a
positiveACCOUNTINGCindy EvansCathy MartzDavid ArcherBUSINESS ADMIN.Karen GensDean Hall*COMMUNICATIONSD.Shane BrownElaine Norton
COMMUTER
Marie Tarasovitch
CHIMINAL
JUSTICEBryan DohertyTim Tomczakmanner.This
is the
essence
of
what
the
sensi means when
he
says,
"Karate
is
not
only dojo train-ing" (dojo
in
Japanese meansgymnasium).
The
core
of
theseprinciples
?
is that karate
is
"budo".
Its
purpose'is;to
buildand
strengthen
character
in
humans
and to
help them avoidconflicts.
f
$5?The Mercy
hurst Karate Clubprovides students with the oppor-tunity
to
^supplement
theiracademic pursuits with
an
activitywhich promotes personal develop-ment, physical fitness
and
self-
defense, f
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Last term, four club members:Jo Wild, Keith Walker,
Tim
Tomczak
and
Jeanne
Nystrom,
successfully participated
in a
karate ranking test
in
Toronto,Canada.
On
May
7,
they will
be
traveling
to
Ashtabula, Ohio,
to
participate
in
another ranking ex-amination/The club also exposesmembers
to the
oriental cultureand philosophy, through lectureand trips. Various readings aboutthe
art and the
way
of
karate
are
available
to the
members
if
theydesire
to
learn more about
the
discipline they practice.The sensi
of
the
club
is John
B.
Lichacz, Esq.,
a
1978 graduate ofMercyhurst.
j He
received
his
undergraduate'law
degree
and a
masters
of
Law
in
Taxation from
Temple
University School
of
Lawin Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.While
in law
school,
he
Studied
Shotokan Karate
for
fourJyears
under
the
instruction
of
Sensi
T.
Okazaki,!
an eighth degree blackbelt
of
the Japan Karate Associa-tion. Lichacz was also
a
memberof
Temple?
University's karateteam and
is
currently
a
participantin
the
Japan Karate Association'sInstructor Training
Program,
J*
During Spring Term
the
clubwill hold training sessions
in the
Campus Center
on
Monday
and
Wednesday evenings
at
8:00.
For
further information, please con-tact the club president,
Jo
Wild
at
825-3750
or
iMiss Price
at
825-0225?
? !
T
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The City'
\
by
|
Father Chuck
Schmitt
Editor's note: Father Chuck Schmitt was asked by the MERCIAD toshare
an
Op-Ed column with the college community. The followingis his observation
in
the form
of a
poem.THE CITYthe city stinksand smells sweetshines silver-goldcovers with grey
grime
I
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has shaded parks
&
damp garbage
I'dumps
sorrow
and
laughtercurses the Lordand hums with his praisethe city splits skullsand heals brush-burns
£ej
revives
the
dead while
a
scratchblood-poisonsgives red
joy-balloons
to
kidsand crushes them with
5 ton
trucks
w
'
V
* \
goes
down-in
bed
looking
up*at
the stars
*
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the city has labyrinth waysof bold boulevardsand harrow alleysof straight, well lit streetsand twisting tree-hill roadspoursr
ouT^TreshTwatef^TronT
a
million taps
#
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yet ruins rivers with
a
hundredsewers
.
•£•£-•-•feeds
the
poor f
and sells them dopecomforts the oldand ignores themmarches
for
freedom!kills
in
justice
|
bellows shoot and cleans streetsgives birth
to
thousandsthen sterilizes them in educationalvacuumsnullifies initiative
t
and builds,
museums,
to creativethe
city
simultaneously
?*•<*
"
praises whores* and
holy
;
womenit sings songs
to
virginitymolests little
children!
^
hates with brutal violencemakes tender loveeach person
is a
city
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Vote For The Candidate OfYour Choice
On iApril
27th & 28th
LISTING OF CANDIDATES FOR REPRESENTATIVE ELECTIONS FOR 1983-84I
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Brent ScarpoHISTORY
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MoniewskiPatrick ReedINTERIOR DESIGN/
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H.R.M.Tom BonelloStephanie WeidmanMANAGEMENT
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Barr
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MUSICThomas BuckleyPOLITICAL SCIENCEJoAnn IsraelDonna Satmary
PUBUC
ADMIN.Robert SantosSOCIAL WORKYolanda HunterMaria Santangelo
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Ritter
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