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
To recognize the event, FatherChuck
chaplain of Mer-cyhurst College and Father John
chaplain of the Sisters ofMercy, will concelebrate the massthis Sunday.
-Father Schmitt said the chapel'sanniversary is being celebratedthis week because it will
the lastday everyone is here together in
All the Sisters of Mercy andthose who have served the collegecommunity for many years havebeen invited to this Sundays mass.Dec.
marks the third week ofadvent. The pink advent
will be lit signifying the
season. This is a time of rejoicing,said Sr. Elizabeth
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
The folk group has beenpreparing
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
administration andEgan residence halls were com-pleted in
The room whichthe? business officetemporary chapel.
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.
visitors andstudents to the chapel.Sr. Elizabeth views the chapelas a place of peace, where peoplehave been
Mary Jo AllenMercyhurst College
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
Gary Bukowski, director ofalumni relations and annual giv-ings, explained how this proposed
yearlyfund drives. "The Capital Cam-paign
money, above andbeyond, to
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
when the planning
drive began.Planning for major drivesbegins very early because of theunique
in the Erie Com-munity, which is the presence of anumber of colleges in the im-mediate area. "I think that does
the situation to a certaindegree," Bukowski stated. "But,then again the Erie conference has
The Erie Conference
anorganization which approves ofmajor
and assists col-leges by assuring two majorsolicitations
not going on atthe same time. The college receiv-ed approval to begin next fall, heexplained.
the fund drive has such
objective, the MercyhurstBoard of Trustees voted to hire aconsulting firm to do a
study" of thearea. The firm chosen is the mid-west based
donenumerous consulting work acrossthe country. Campbell Companyis presently
interviewsin the community, and will usethese results to prepare a feasibili-ty study tobe*
to theBoard of Trustees.
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,
on their (the con-sultants) recommendations,"Maus added. He also stated thatthe survey is probably
behind the original schedule. Thisis not the consultants fault, hestressed, but'because; of an in-crease in the number of
The study results are expected
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.
At this time, no solicitationshave taken place
theCapital Campaign. But, accor-ding to Bukowski this doesn'tmean that fund raisers will not be
Bukowski continued by ex-plaining other drives, includingthe upcoming Phonathon, are
Wedeal with alumni and friends ofthe college."
The annual Phonathon willtake place early in winter term aspart of of the July
throughJune 30, 1984 annual drive.
eight percent, in line withthe national average, has beenproposed
the 1984-85academic year, Dr. William P.Garvey, college president,
hike willnot be settled until
ofTrustees meeting in February.But, according to Dr. Garvey, theproposed amount
"We anticipate this year's in-crease is going to be less than
years (of $390)," he commented,estimating that the rise will totalabout
tuition costs and$100 for room and
"This is the lowest tuition in-crease in five years," Garveydisclosed. "That reflects the fall-off in the rate of inflation."The additional monies
used in four primary areas: salaryincreases, additional financial aid,fringe benefits and utility costs.
doesn't take into ac-count any changes in departmen-tal budgets," he added.
few collegesadding new faculty," Dr. Garveynoted.
together, we expect fouror
new faculty and its goingto cost us $100,000 to do so," heexplained.
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
the impact of increas-ing costs in the new* collegedrive."
This fund, he explained, willprovide approximately two to
million dollars in en-dowments. This amount is ex-pected to generate about $25,000annually to offset? tuitionincreases.