To Debut Next Weekend
to R. - Bottom - Cheryl Thompson, Lynne Martin; top - Sherry Runkel and Denise Grise, from thecast of 'Celebration
Queen And King Selection ,Highlights
Staff ReporterAmong this fall's activities,Mercyhurst campus will behighlighted by the 4th annualHomecoming celebration on Oc-tober 29 and 30. This celebrationwill include the crowning of Mer-
first king and queen.The weekend celebration beginson Saturday at noon with the ar-rival of Alumni and the premierepresentation; of the MercyhurstCollege film,
SpecialTouch of Mercyhurst."All students and alumni are in-vited to the Student Union whereWMCY will be broadcasting livefrom 1 to 3 p.m. Starting at 2:30p.m.,
is invited to catchthe Laker basketball team in ac-tion
St. Marks. The dancedepartment will hold an openrehearsal for the "Fall Gala" at3:30 p.m.This year a special tailgate par-ty, initiated by the alumni office,will be held from 4 to 6:30 p.m. atZurn parking lot.* "The tailgateparty is open to all students andalumni/'' said Gary Bukowski,director of the Alumni Office.
will be many successfulMercyhurst graduates present andI hope it turns out to be a nice
of students and alum-ni," Bukowski added.The tailgate party will be servedby the Hotel-Restaurant Manage-ment Department and the buffetincludes chili, hot dogs, cake andother picinic-food. Also, CoachDeMeo has been invited to speakduring
post-game gettogether. Tickets for
this party are
$3.50 and will be sold in theAlumni Office, the SAC Office,and will be available in the Stu-dent Union from
p.m. onSaturday, October 29.
tailgate party, theMercyhurst
will take on Duquesne Universityat 7:30 p.m. at the Erie VeteransStadium.
Shortly after the game ends,SAC is sponsoring a HalloweenCostume Dance. Entertainmentwill be provided
by the bandNIKARTA from 9:30 p.m. to2:00 a.m. All are encouraged todress
costume contest, said John Jones,SAC chairperson.
tothe dance is $1.00 and the pro-ceeds will be donated to the ErieChapter of the
the Halloween Dancethere will be an after glow party,for alumni, at the indoor tenniscourts,
year'sHomecoming is the crowning of ahomecoming king
queen."This idea was brought to my at-tention by senior
senior students will nominate fivesenior males and
seniorfemales for the positions of kingand queen. From there, the topnominees will be voted on by allof the
student body. Eachstudent will cast one vote for theirchoice for king and queen," said
The King and Queen willthen be honored at the Saturdaynight football game and be two of
the judges for
the costume contestat the dance," he added.On Saturday at 11 a.m., therewill be a Homecoming mass at
the King Chapel
OldMain. Following the mass therewill be a brunch available in theEgan Dining Hall.
weather permitting, therewill be an alumni
student crewrace on the Presque Isle Bay.
are invited to meet at the Mer-cyhurst College boathouse at 1p.m., which is located at the bot-tom of Sommerheim Drive."Even though
is notedfor last minute reservationresponse, we've already had astrong reply," Bukowski said.
looks like the biggestHomecoming so far," he added.Both Bukowski
this year's foreseensuccess is the student input. "Thisis finally
be a student-oriented homecoming. We'll havea king and queen, and plenty forthe seniors to remember," Jonessaid.
Wydetta CarterMERCI AD
ReporterThe Mercyhurst Little Theatrewill set the stage for the produc-tion of Celebration, on October
29, 30 and November 4, 5 andIt is a comedy about an ancientbattle between an old man and ayoong one, set on New Year's Eve- played out with masks and tor-
performed upon a platformand observed by Revelers whowant to see what the winter nightwill bring. This
contains an entertaining musicalscore
unique costumes, accor-ding to Ken Morrison, a 1980graduate of Mercyhurst, anddirector of the production.
is also serving asChoreographer,Costume and
Designer. Morrison's most recentproduction was serving asProduction-Directors-Choreographer for the 1982 ErieCivic Ballet presentation of TheNutcracker. He has also appearedin numerous Erie Playhouse pro-ductions, including
Brigadoon,West Side Story, Good News andThe King and I. Morrison hopesto portray his own uniqueness inthis production, as well as he hasin other productions.
Members of his productionstaff include Roberta St
who has been musical director forMercyhurst Theatre productions,and
Hansen, who is servingas Assistant Director.
of 12 include,
Durst,Chris Alessi and Morten Hansen.David Durst and his wife, Pam,have appeared in many produc-tions in
area. They will beportraying the characters of Richand Angel, respectively.Chris Alessi, a freshman atMercyhurst, will portray the roleof orphan. Alessi
done Oliver,The Music Man,
theatre in hishometown of
Morten Hansen, a student atBehrend College, is playing therole of Potemkin; it is his firstperformance at Mercyhurst.Portraying the Revelers is Mer-cyhurst sophomore, Mark Yeast,appearing in his third MercyhurstTheatre production. In addition,Mark Dick and Mark Tannen-
for the'Hurst the
time as revelers.
Pizzi, Lynne Martin,who
juniors, and SherryRunkel and
Thompson,both Mercyhurst sophomores, areall making their debut in the LittleTheatre
.production.The cast of. twelve actors andactresses have been rehearsingsince the latter part of
to present Celebration for theMercyhurst community.
Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt.Reservations and ticket informa-tion can be obtained by calling theLittle Theatre box
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Funds Approved ToFurnish Video Room
Jack HollandMERCIADStaff Reporter
The Mercyhurst StudentGovernment met for the tenthtime this year last Monday,October 17. Dave Robinson,president of MSO, announcedthat the 1983 Food Drivegenerated over
pounds ofdonated food. Also, interviewsfor
to theJudicial Board were conductedat Monday's meeting.
can-didates (for these positions in-cluded Sister Lisa Mary, RayFlint, and Jim Sniffer. Afourth candidate was MikeDiaco as an alternate, but wasnot in attendance at themeeting. All three candidatespresent at the meeting were ap-proved by MSO, with Diaco'sappointment to be consideredat a later date.
The budget report for themonth of
wasdiscussed with Office Expensesand
the majori-ty of the spending. The OfficeExpenses totalled $395.92 forthe month, $150.00 of whichwill be recovered because itwas an emergency loan. SACspent $2,456.65, with over halfof it paying for the services ofSeymour' Hersch, a speakersponsored by
Bids were received for therecreation center as compiledby Pat Songer. The items in-clude things needed for out-door activities such as threeFamily Dome Tents, two2-person tents and two Grum-man 17' canoes.Lastly, a motion was passedto allot $1,196 for the fur-nishing of the new video roomlocated in the basement ofZurn Hall. MSG in coopera-tion with SAC, renovated thespace to make a room open tostudents for studying andtelevision ^viewing. The
being purchased to furnish theroom include a sofa, a loveseat, two large bean bags, andfour smaller bean bags. Someother materials expected to bepurchased are lighting fixturesand wall posters. MarjorieMcDermott, Director of theStudent Union, was the personresponsible for pricing the fur-niture necessary to completelyassemble the video room.