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The Merciad, Dec. 9, 1983

The Merciad, Dec. 9, 1983

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Christ
ThejKing
ChapelCelebrates Anniversary
Fran MoaveroOne
specific
edifice was erectedon the campus half a century ago.Today it celebrates its existence.Christ the King Chapel willcelebrate its 50th anniversary Sun-day, December
11,
at
11
a.m.
To recognize the event, FatherChuck
Schmitt,
chaplain of Mer-cyhurst College and Father John
Hilbert,
chaplain of the Sisters ofMercy, will concelebrate the massthis Sunday.
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-Father Schmitt said the chapel'sanniversary is being celebratedthis week because it will
be
the lastday everyone is here together in
1983.
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All the Sisters of Mercy andthose who have served the collegecommunity for many years havebeen invited to this Sundays mass.Dec.
11
marks the third week ofadvent. The pink advent
candle
will be lit signifying the
Christmas
season. This is a time of rejoicing,said Sr. Elizabeth
Linsten
ofCampus ministry.Appropriately it coincides withthe celebration of the chapel'sanniversary.
'! We have
been working hard tomake it a special occasion,"Marie Martone, assistant directorof campus ministry
said.4
The folk group has beenpreparing
variousjjsongs
and in-
strumental
to enhance the mass.The chapel is a unique settingbecause it reveals the college'shistory.Sr. Mary Lawrence, archivist,said the original plans of Mer-cyhurst College by a Philadelphiaarchitect had included a chapel innow housesserved as a
his
design.
M
However,{this
had not
£been
built when
the
administration andEgan residence halls were com-pleted in
1926.1
f
The room whichthe? business officetemporary chapel.
? '
An Erie
architectfdevised
newplans for the construction of thechapel. Ground was broken; forthe chapel and tower in Oct. 1932.Changes through time have noteffected the original design orstructure.
I
The decor
and-ambience^have
attracted
many4
visitors andstudents to the chapel.Sr. Elizabeth views the chapelas a place of peace, where peoplehave been
prayinglfor
over fifty
years
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Mercyhurst PreparingLaunch
Fund
Drive
V
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"By
Mary Jo AllenMercyhurst College
is
preparingto mount
a-major
fund raisingcampaign to be kicked off in theFall of 1984. The Capital Cam-paign's tentative goal is $4 millionto be raised over a three-year
period.*!
?Gary
Bukowski
Gary Bukowski, director ofalumni relations and annual giv-ings, explained how this proposed
fund
raiser
differs
from
the
yearlyfund drives. "The Capital Cam-paign
.
is;
money, above andbeyond, to
do 5
things you don'tnormally do." Possible uses forthe monies raised include an en-dowment fund, increased finan-cial aid, and the construction of anew Student Union Building.These uses were proposed last
year
J
when the planning
of-the
drive began.Planning for major drivesbegins very early because of theunique
rUuation
in the Erie Com-munity, which is the presence of anumber of colleges in the im-mediate area. "I think that does
affect?
the situation to a certaindegree," Bukowski stated. "But,then again the Erie conference has
given^Mercyhurst^the
green
light."
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The Erie Conference
is
i
anorganization which approves ofmajor
fund-raising
proposals inthe
community
%
and assists col-leges by assuring two majorsolicitations
^are
not going on atthe same time. The college receiv-ed approval to begin next fall, heexplained.
.Because
the fund drive has such
a'high
objective, the MercyhurstBoard of Trustees voted to hire aconsulting firm to do a
"reconaissance
study" of thearea. The firm chosen is the mid-west based
Donald
CampbellCompany, which
has?
donenumerous consulting work acrossthe country. Campbell Companyis presently
conducting
interviewsin the community, and will usethese results to prepare a feasibili-ty study tobe*
presented *
to theBoard of Trustees.
4^-Mercyhurst
Director?, ofFinance, John jMaus, explainedthat further planning of the driveis dependent on the consultants'study. The fund raiser is "stillpretty much in its infancy stage"and the final goals and procedureswill be,
"based
on their (the con-sultants) recommendations,"Maus added. He also stated thatthe survey is probably
one
;
monJh
behind the original schedule. Thisis not the consultants fault, hestressed, but'because; of an in-crease in the number of
interviews
being conducted.
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\
The study results are expected
to]be
presented to the trusteessometime in January or Februaryof the coming year, At that timethe Board will decide how the col-lege should proceed and the goalswill be finalized.
f
At this time, no solicitationshave taken place
towards
\
theCapital Campaign. But, accor-ding to Bukowski this doesn'tmean that fund raisers will not be
held
' O
Bukowski continued by ex-plaining other drives, includingthe upcoming Phonathon, are
"part
of the
alummi
fund.-
Wedeal with alumni and friends ofthe college."
W
The annual Phonathon willtake place early in winter term aspart of of the July
1,1983
throughJune 30, 1984 annual drive.
Happy Holidays
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rom*
the
MERCIAD
Tuition IncreasesProposed
Fori!
984-85
A tuition
increase
orrapprox*
imately
eight percent, in line withthe national average, has beenproposed
for?
the 1984-85academic year, Dr. William P.Garvey, college president,
<told
The
Merciad
this week.
y
'
Final figures
foTTthe
hike willnot be settled until
the'Board
ofTrustees meeting in February.But, according to Dr. Garvey, theproposed amount
will
probably bepassed.
4
Q
"We anticipate this year's in-crease is going to be less than
last,
years (of $390)," he commented,estimating that the rise will totalabout
$350*in
tuition costs and$100 for room and
board.|
"This is the lowest tuition in-crease in five years," Garveydisclosed. "That reflects the fall-off in the rate of inflation."The additional monies
will?be
used in four primary areas: salaryincreases, additional financial aid,fringe benefits and utility costs.
|"That
doesn't take into ac-count any changes in departmen-tal budgets," he added.
JWe're one
of
very
few collegesadding new faculty," Dr. Garveynoted.
4
*
"All
together, we expect fouror
 five,
 new faculty and its goingto cost us $100,000 to do so," heexplained.
'? f
<«
J)r.
Garvey
£
One
hundred'thousand
dollarsis also being allotted to add to thebudget of the Financial Aid Of-fice. This money will be used tocounterbalance tuition increases.In addition, Garvey said, "Wehope to
ease
the impact of increas-ing costs in the new* collegedrive."
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I
This fund, he explained, willprovide approximately two to
three?
million dollars in en-dowments. This amount is ex-pected to generate about $25,000annually to offset? tuitionincreases.
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Eromithe:Editor^ Desk
loud, it sounds like Indian war
time
and
your
two most im-portant finals are
in
the morning.As you cram for exams your head begins to pound with afierce headache from the music and trying to study.It's either time to quit studying, put
a
i
pillow
over yourhead, or find the source of the
noise'and
let out all yourfrustrations. Unfortunately none of these choices seem veryacceptable or even
rationale
Hopefully, you won't have to deal with this particular pro-blem next
week-during
finals.^ However, in
a?
dormitory,apartment or townhouse building, this situation can
occur,
and at any
time.*of
the day or night. Conflicts of finalschedules can be a serious problem. It is important for you tohave a little consideration and understanding for yourneighbors sake, as well as your own. After all, you would pro-bably feel a little different if it was your final and someonedown*
the ihallj was
being extremely^ loud while you werestudying.
^
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g*
4
$
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Although quiet hours are set in dormitories, it is the peoplewho live
in
the dorms that must enforce the rules, assisted bythe Dorm Directors and Resident Assistants.
The
apartmentand townhouse residents will have to try even harder to keepthe noise level toned down! a bit as the late evening hoursapproach.!
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%
To solve the noisy late night study blues, perhaps you couldgo to the source of the problem and explain that you shavefinals and could they please turn the stereo or television downor calm the party.
\
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Instead
of*being
rude, irrational
andIpounding
on thewalls, other students would appreciate having the problem ex-plained. And you'll find that they will probably listen better
too!!
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k*
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So
remembd,
when the urge to be loud arises next week,think of your neighbors and how you would feel in the same
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3M> v*
at-As
.
1
situation.
~;r
The Merciad
wishes everyone good luck on finals. We'll beback in 1984!
1 '*M
If I ? £ *§
Have A Nice Break!
The next [issue ofThe Mercian!willappear onFriday, January
6,1984
4
One Last
Finals
Thought
It's 2 a.m. Monday morning. The stereo in the hallway is so
LGttdr
Dean Palmer RespondsTo 'Hurst Library Issue
Dear Editor:
QS
This is in response to the letterin last week's Merciad questioningthe conditions
at.the
Mercyhurstlibrary. Two students expressedfrustration over what they calledthe
library's
"deficiencies" inholdings and
physical
appearance.The intention of the letter
*
wassincere, and some of the com-ments refer to real problems. Butas with food in a cafeteria, it isnever possible to satisfy peopletotally, even if the food is good.People's needs in a library
are
justtoo varied, -especially whenstudents come from nineteen
dif-
ferent academic departments andhope to get what they want at thetime they want it.Let me say that the Mercyhurstlibrary has far more identifiablestrengths than were mentioned inthat letter. The deficiencies wereexaggerated, and there are
someservicesf
available |for researchwhich the students apparently didnot know about. It is a fact thatthere are strong collections (fordoing research) in
*
nutrition,psychology, political science,special education, and others; andthe number of journals has beenincreased considerably over thepast
two years-f rom 560
in
1981
to643 at the present time. It is
also
much easier now to get
what-Is
needed through the interlibraryloan service available within thestate of Pennsylvania. The Mer-cyhurst library belongs to that ser-vice which allows students andfaculty to get delivery on almostany
Ibook
within three to | fivedays. Besides having access to thisservice, our library works closelywith the academic libraries in theErie area. This
gives
people accessto a far greater number of booksthan we could ever handle on ouravailable shelves. And delivery ispossible.These separate collections ac-tually J complement each otherand, in fact, a large number ofstudents from both GannonUniversity and the Behrend cam-pus use the Mercyhurst library onmany occasions/looking for thoseparticular titles which we are bestable to supply. If students are stillnot satisfied, I urge them to go
to
the
librarian*or
to their depart-ment directors. All departmentdirectors have; library budgetsavailable, and Mrs. Cooper relieson their judgment about deficien-cies in books and journals in theirareas.Perhaps unknown to manystudents are the computerizedresearch systems available in ourlibrary. In March, 1982, thelibrary installed a DIALOGsystem/a bibliographic sub-
ject/abstract
search
J
mechanism
-
allowing for access to almost/allpublished journal literature. InJuly,
1983,
and OCLC system
was
installed.
{This isja
highlysophisticated process
for
makingthe, materials in our own libraryavailable for circulation and for
locating t
hose needed
materials
elsewhere.
There
is,
of course, the"tattle tape" security system atthe front door which has cut wayback on the problem of booktheft. Because we now add about2,000 titles annually, we have a
£*far
1
greater chance of keeping
Sthem
because of this
security
system. As early
as
two years ago,we lost almost as many titlesthrough theft
as we
purchased
in
agiven year. Add to this the con-
tributions
by the ParentsOrganization ($3,500 the firstyear), and the library has gone along way toward improving
its
whole collection/either for
THE MERCIAD
welcomes theexpressions of its readers in
" Your
I
Opinion?' AD lettersmust be signed and should con-tain an address
or?telephone
number to be used forverifica-tion purposes only. Contribu-tions
will jbe
edited for gram-matical or spelling errors. Let-ters must be submitted by noonon Tuesdays precedingpublication.research or for studying.As for the students' complaintabout the library's physical ap-pearance (inadequate; furniture,mold on the ceilings, and burnedout lights), let me say this. Thefurniture may occasionally be inthe wrong place, but there is cer-tainly more than enough of it togo around. We
know
that thelibrary meets the standards of theAmerican Library Association. Icannot imagine all the chairs andtables ever being used at any onetime.^
Hf}
2
j
jjk JJAs
for the "moldy ceiling,"
that^was
a problem. I can say,however, that after a long battlewith a leaky
roof,
that struggle isover. Most of the mold wasremoved from the ceiling tiles (orthe tiles were replaced), and thestains cleaned up. Any stains thatstill remain will
be
taken care ofwhen painting is done during the
break.
We try to keep up with burntout bulb replacement, but that
is
atough job. The students, ofcourse, may also be referring tothe.effects of
j
the practice ofdisconnecting some bulbs
(perhaps
every other
one) in
a pat-tern at a
particular
f.
area in thelibrary to conserve energy.Actually,
the college has
recent-ly spent additional amounts ofmoney in the library to keep it ingood condition.!
New carpeting
was installed in the stairwells, andadditional work was done in theformer media services area to fixup a new reading room and tomove new offices in.
1
If finding the proper researchmaterials continues to be a pro-blem for anyone, I suggest thatstudents first contact the librarianto make sure that all the
possible
resources at our own library areidentified and then ask aboutmethods for borrowing fromother sources
if J
that becomesnecessary. Knowledge about thesethings and patience will pay off
in
the end. And with the recent voteby the Senate to reappoint an AdHoc Library
Committee,?~there
will continue to be a forum
If
 orany any real problems
Ithat
develop.
i
Dean Palmer
THE MERCIAD
 
Inquiring Reporter
ti
If
YouCould Have
One
GiftFor Christmas
What
Would It Be?
Jeanne Bertalan"A trip around the world en-ding up in Norway
so'I
couldspend the holiday with my
boyfriend
Glen.'
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Children Are Unique
By Maria SantangeloWhat is an Internship?My internship has given me anopportunity to gain a position in asocial agency which enhanced myknowledge, and provided me withchallenging experience which will
#
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Maria Santangeloallow
me
to apply such learning toactual situations.This term I have had the oppor-tunity to do an internship at ErieCounty Crippled Children andLearning Disabilities Center. Thecenter offers services to childrenwith physical and learningdisabilities. I worked primarily inthe Learning Disabilities Depart-ment. This department is a
medically-orientedj
programdesigned to provide specificdiagnosis and treatment for thelearning disabled child. The pro-grams are geared to supplementand support services provided bythe
h
school districts in
i»Erie
County.
This gave me
the opportunity towork with children who have avariety of learning disabilities.Some of the disabilities includethe following: Hyperactivity, At-tention, Perceptual and Emo-tional Difficulties, Memory Pro-blems of a Visual or AuditoryNature, as well as many otherdisabilities.*While? working with thesechildren I worked closely with aspeech pathologist, an educa-tional specialist, occupational andphysical therapists, as well as apsychologist. The ability to workas part of a diagnostic team wasone of the most profitable aspectsof my experience.
If
So,the next question - whathave I gained from this ex-perience? I have gained a greaterunderstanding of children withspecial needs. I can more fullyunderstand that each person has aspecial worth and dignity. If anindividual can give nothing /
he/she
can give us the uniquenessthat all individuals have.The
experiencefhas
also givenme
thesconfidence
that
T;
havegained an excellent education, andwill
be
able to
 put.it
 to use in anentry level position in the SocialWork field. It has also providedme with enthusiasm and an op-tomistic view
in
this area of theprofession.I am very grateful to
nave
beengiven a learning experience suchas
this.J |/
IMaria Santangelo is a seniorSocial Work major at Mer-
cy
hurst.
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James Dean
r ^ j
i|*"A
nice girl who
doesn*fFtalk
much
-*so
I could really enjoy:Christmas,"
?
zz :
Jennifer
Harner
"I'd like
a.boot
wardrobethink they're unique."- I
*"•'•"""'"-
TomBloss^ |
1
"A chain of Clipper's Coves
across the
nation."
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Deborah Sorgen"A job that pays more
$100,000
g,
an
year;.
.
nc^
thanwithcommissions.
t
[Luis
Hernandez
*"I wartt
Marriott to donate theuse of their
Camelback
MountainResort to the HRM
department."
*
Lori Martin
"A cruise in the
South ^Pacific
because it's too cold here!''
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Terry Jenkins"Companionship. I thrivecompanionship."
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on
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' KathyKohnke 7"AjV.Stevd
M
Gupcib - dabbage
Patch doll
look-alike and
a 6-
P^v, 5-inch
^transfer
for thewomen's basketball team."
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Student (W it h d
rawa
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Procedure
WM
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stwfWHi^
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38th and Pine Ave.
Presents
Any
studentwishjng^o
formally
withdstwfibm
Mercy
hu
rst
m usKdfo
soby completing forms that
t
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D.J.
Friday, December
9 |"Broomer and
The Phantom"Saturday,
December HO
W.
D
J.
"Carl"
•K—
are available in the
Registrar'siOffice.
i
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Monday: Wing NightTuesday: Pony Night
3 forll
Wednesday:
Ladles
Night & Draft Night
y
Hour -
Monday
thru
Saturday
4 to
7
tt
7,
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!iiiiiiiiimiiiiiiiijiii:
THE
MERCIAD
Please contactj Jack Beckat extension 255.
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