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The Merciad, May 4, 1984

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New
Merciad
Editors
Assume-Duties
May 18
Junior Fran Moavero andfreshman Naomi Romanchokhave been selected as the1984-1985 Merciad Editor andAssistant Editor, respectively.Moavero and Romanchok werechosen for their positions lastThursday, April 26, after beinginterviewed by a committee con-sisting of Academic* Dean, Dr.David Palmer, Director of Stu-dent Services E. William Ken-nedy, Communications
depart-
ment Chairman Richard Ragan,Merciad advisor and Communica-tions Instructor Richard Garcia,newly-elected Student Govern-ment President Pat
Songer,
and1983-1984 Merciad Editor
Carla
Anderson.Moavero
brings
three years ofMerciad experience to her newposition. A Communications ma-jor, she worked as a staff reporterbefore advancing to the positionsof News Editor, Feature Editor,and Director of
Human
Resources.She is active in other areas ofthe college as well, being a three-year member ot the Crew Team,and serving as the News directorfor campus radio station WMCYduring the past year.The Cleveland, Ohio native isexcited about her new position,and she has many ideas she hopesto implement during the next
year.
"I do want to make a fewchanges,'* Moavero said, addingthat some of the renovations willbe in the newspaper design
itself.
"1 think The Merciad has beenimproving over the past twoyears-first under Donna Peterson,1982-1983 Editor and then withCarla.
I'd
just like to continuethat improvement."In addition to some designchanges, Moavero lists some con-tent modifications as anotherpriority.
^ *
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V\
She said she'd like to expandthe paper from its current eight-page format to 12 pages weekly."1 think there's enough newshere to justify the expansion,"Moavero said,
especially
if thepaper utilizes more editorials, col-umns, possibly more sports pages,features, and more national newsfrom the AP newswire. ButMoavero stresses that the
real
thrust of next year will be torecruit more student staffmembers."I'd like to get more studentsinvolved," she said.
"And
I
don'tl
want to limit it to the Com-munications Department."One idea Moavero has is toutilize students from all collegedepartments as correspondents, tokeep track of what's going on invarious areas of the campus.
The possible installation
of|
computer terminals hooked up toBrown-Thompson Printers, willfurther add to the efficiency
of
The Merciad's production.
In a
11,
Moavero
c
is
optimisticabout next year. «*
-
"It's going to be a young staffwho will be learning as they taketheir positions," she said. "Ithink with what they'll bring withthem and their enthusiasm, we'llhave a good
staff."
Naomi and I have worked
•Continued pg. 5
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THE 1984-85 MERCIAD EDITORS: Fran Moavero, Editor(seated), Naomi Romanchok, Assistant Editor (standing).
THE PROPOSED STUDENT
UNIONfCOMPLEX
**.
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i.
4
V .
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*VP
™W>
1-the
new; building, 2-the Campus Center,This is the view from East 38th Street.
Housing Alternative
Col
leg
3-McAuley
Dorm,
4-Baldwin
Dorm* 5-St. Lukes
To-Acquire
Briggs Apartments
'
by Martha Camp"Mercyhurst College is in theprocess of acquiring four BriggsAvenue apartment,'T director ofhousing and safety, Phyllis Aielloannounced to The Merciad onWednesday.The building, numbers 3942
&
26,
3938
& 40,4008 & 10
and 4012&
14,
are located next to the pre-sent townhouses on the west sideof
Briggs
Avenue. Their purchase,Aiello explained,
has
just been ap-proved by the Board of Trustees,so details on the project have notyet been
finalized.
"Until all the
^paperwork
iscompleted,
^Baldwin
(presentowners of the buildings) willsublease to us," she continued."For that reason, I have hed offresidence hall sign-ups for oneweek so that interested parties can
Officers
Assume Posts
Chairpersons;Senators Chosen
f »
The 1984-85 MSG officerstook reign at last Sunday's,meeting. Selected by the MSGbody to serve two year terms asSenators were Pat Callahan,Dean Hall and Christie Smith.Two other students, TomBonello and Mike
Kriley
willrepresent the student body onSenate for one year.In new business, the problemof funding for next year's elec-tion series was
discussed.
Theadministration will not con-tribute funds to finance it, as inpast years. The issue will bediscussed
further.
Maria Santangelo re-introduced the AcademicHonesty Policy question. Songerinvited any members who arewilling to form a committee torevise the policy.
*
Committee chairpersons werechosen to serve next
year*
Theyare:Budget-Finance,::' SharonMurphy (as mandated by theconstitution); Government Rela-tions, Pat Reed; Public Rela-tions, Pat Callahan; Resident,Tom Bonello;
I
Minority Con-cerns, Dave Alexander and Elec-tions, Jean Weber. Other com-mittee chairpersons will bechosen at a later date.The body
showed*an
all-in-favor response to accept theAssociation of Black Collegiansfor Organizational Status underthe revised constitution. Thestatus allows ABC voting rights.)The next student governmentmeeting will be held Sunday,May 6 at 7:30 p.m. in 114 Zurn.All students are urged to attend.form groups.""Not counting basements,there is a
potential
4
for 4ft
apart-ments," Aiello said. "Because wehave the extra space, now therewill be singles available for men inMcAuley and singles for womenin Baldwin." It also gives peoplewho were closed out of the Mer-cyhurst Apartments anotheroption."The apartments were purchasedbecause of a great need for stu-dent housing on campus, she ex-plained. "So many students,namely those who live
in (
Erie,want to live on campus."Building another residencehall or apartment building wouldbe totally cost prohibitive in thisday and age," Aiello said. "Also,this expands our land by leaps andbounds."Sign-up times for these
^^^ments
will be annouced at a laterdate,with assignment based upona point system that is presently us-ed in the Mercyhurst Apartments,Aiello said.At the present time, the collegeis taking a look at multiple usesfor the
four.;new
buildings, sherevealed. These ideas, Aiello
said*
would make these buildings
"true
living-learning centers.""There's a lot
of
exciting thingsthat can be done with thosebuildings. The total college com-munity will benefit from thosethings," Aiello said. "I'm reallyenthusiastic about it," sheconcluded.
/
 
V
Fromthe
§
Editor^
Desk
Congrats
|
:
t
jSpring
Into
It!!
Along with the
spring
weather
finally arriving on the Mer-cyhurst campus, everyone's favorite weekend
is
here. It's timeto
'spring
out
and'celebrate
the sixth' annual Activities
Weekend.
Now is the chance for the community to support the clubs,departments, and organizations sponsoring events.This is one weekend that offers something for everyone oncampus, and it's still not too late to get involved with spon-soring an activity. Just contact Karen Gens or Kathy
O'Con-
nor, committee co-chairpersons as soon as possible.Kudos to Karen, Kathy, and the MSG body for the hardwork they've put into the event. Pray for sunshine! .Speaking of hard work, the
1984-85
editorial leaders of TheMerciad were chosen last week
and.will
assume managementof the newspaper in mid-May. The new Editor and Assistant
Editor,
Fran Moavero and Naomi Romanchok respectively,both possess the drive, ambition, enthusiasm and talent toproduce a number one, grade A publication, with a well-trained,
well-supervised
staff.
As the
twcmew
Editors already realize, it is not easy towrite and design a weekly newspaper and expect to pleaseeach and everyone of more than
2,000
readers. Being Editorfor The
Merciad
is
truly a full
time
job,
and along with
classes
can be difficult at times. But they knew
thatiwhen
they ap-plied for thier posts and didn't let it discourage them.For anyone entering a new position, the MSG and SAC of-ficers for example, the support of the college is
vitally
impor-tant. What they do can only become better if the communityoffers feedback, both positive and negative. As one academicyear comes to
ajclose
and another goes into the planningstages, everyone should take notice of the
new
student leader-ship corps and let them know what you think.
The
Merciad
Staff Box
Editor
Carla
J.
AndersonAssistant Editor Martha J. CampHuman Resources Naomi RomanchokNews
Editor
Karen
Merkle
Feature Editor
.......
Fran MoaveroSports Editor Greg YokoPhoto Editor Rich
Forsgren
Copy
Editor
Grace
Rlcci
Business Manager Darlene NolanCirculation Mgr
...........Debbie
HisonCirculation Mgr.
...>
Richard
Prerti
Cartoonist Mathew DuskaCartoonist Steve AyersAdvisor
...........„......„.*..,.
Mr. Richard GarciaGraphic Artist , Frank
DePlacido
Reporters: Darlene
Nolan.
Debbie
Hison,
Wydetta Carter, Barb
Gaydos,
Jack
Holland,
Judy
Watson,
Cindy Lochner, Natalie
Ceraso.
Lisa
Bauman,
Richard
Prem,
Chris Dorazio and Stephanie Hult berg
Typists:
Rena Zicarelli
and
Jacqueline Perez.
Th« M«rciad
is the
student-edited
newspaper of
Mercyhurst
College,
501
East 38 Street, Erie.
Pennsylvama
16546.
Th« M«rclad
office is located in the basement of Baldwin Dormitory, Phone
825
03/6.
Th«
Merciad is printed by Brown-Thompson newspapers in
Union
City, Pennsylvania.
I
| LETTERS
TO THE
EDITOR
k
The Merciad
welcomes
letters of
expression
from its
readers
in
[
"Your Opinion." The
following
are
guidelines wh%n writing
letters:
1.
Please type all letters.
&
$)
2.
Letters must be submitted Tuesday by noon of the publication week.
3.
Refrain from using libelous statements.
'. -'"7 f
4.
Letter contributions will only
be
edited for grammatical or spelling
1
errors.
%
5. All letters must
be
signed - no excuses!6. Please include
a
phone number
or an
address for verification pur-poses.
\y
7. Letters should be placed in
an
envelope and addressed to CarlaAnderson, Merciad office. Then just drop your letter off in themailroom.
\
l(>CDot
Merciad
Photog
7812accepting applications for 1984Editor. Contact Carla Andersonmore information.
THE
MERCIAD
 
Merciad:
The New and The
Old
By Richard
J.
G a re
i
a
The year
is
nearly over;
and
Carla
Anderson
is in the
process
I
of handing over
the
Merciad
reigns
to
1984-85
editor
Fran
Moavero
and
assistant
editor?
Naomi
Romanchok.
The
last
few*issues
are in
sight.
The
staff ban-quet
is
creeping
up
rapidly.But
next
year's work
is
alreadyunderway
to
forge
a
fresher,stronger campus newspaper.People, particularly individualstudent achievements,
will
be a
top. priority next year.
In
addi-tion, even greater emphasis will
be
placed
on
departmental news
and
features.We also want more involvementas staff reporters from
all
academic departments,
so
lookfor
Merciad
recruiters beating
the
campus bushes
for
anyone
who
wants
to
write
and
help build
a
dynamic
staff.
We're
already
in the
process
of
scouting
the
1984-85 r
freshmanclass
and
this
year's
freshmancrop who will
be
sophomores nextyear.We'd also enjoy seeing more
work
from students enrolled
in
any
of
the
'Hurst's photo classesand those
of you who
findphotography
an
interesting
ihobby.
And
you
aspiring artist
out
there
don't hide. There's alwaysroom
for
staff artists with
The
Merciad.
We're looking
for
enthusiasticfolks with energy, drive
and a
desire
to
produce
a
quality pro-duct weekly.Anyone who's worked
on a
high school newspaper
or
year-book already
has
basic skills thatguarantee success with
The
Merciad.
Despite what
you may
think,The
Merciad
is
open
to
anyonewho
has the
desire
to be a
fieldreporter, photographer, artist,copyreader, typist
or
other staffaide.And,
if
those jobs don't appealto
you,
there's
the
advertisingsales
and
business services aspectsof
the
newspaper.We also have
a
director
of
human resources, whose primary^job is
to
provide continuous, year-'round in-service training
for
building journalists.
'•
If straight news isn't your
bag,
try
a
hand
at
features—personality
profiles, lifestyles, campus living,achievement, backgrounders
or a
special series.The 1984-85 goal:
at
least
one
reporter
in
every academic depart-ment
on
campus. Ambitious?Certainly. Achievable? Only
if
you
go for it.
And
you
faculty members
are
important
too.
Give
us
somereferrals: talented students
you
feel would
be
staff assets.
But,
guys
and
gals, don't wait
to be
prodded. Drop
in
on
us
anytime...
particularly
Tuesday
and
Wednesday.See
me, or
talk
to
Carla,
Franor Naomi anytime.
We'd
enjoy
hearing from
you. And I bet we
can find
a
job
to
suit your talents.There
are
some pretty
big
shoesin Baldwin Basement that needfilling.Carla
is
putting
the
finishingtouches
on a
distinguished
Mer-
cyhurst career
and a
dynamiteyear
as
editor.
Her
leadership thisyear produced
a
sparkling
staff, a
crisp paper
and a
sure winner
in
collegiate press contests.Martha Camp's performance
as
assistant editor
has
been stellarand through
her
efforts,
the Op-
Ed page
has
become
a
solidmainstay.
A
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K.
vw.
hv\;r>\
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r*****
i
Mary
Jo
Allen,
who
graduatesin
a few
weeks, made
the
featurepage sparkle until commitments
at
Erie Cablevision forced
her to
leave
the staff. Our
thanks
for a
solid, well-done
job.
Karen Merkle departs after
a
year
as
News Editor
and her
yearsas
a
staff reporter have made
her a
professional.Fran pioneered
h u man
resources this year, then filled
the
vacant
features
job.
Naomi,
our
multi-talented newcomer, quicklyfilled
the
human resources
gap
with
no
loss
of
quality.
;3
Rich Forsgren,
our
veteranphoto editor, departs with
a
heftyportfolio
and
experience moneycan't
buy. His
work will
be
miss-ed,
but the
door
is
wide ajar
for
many talented folks
we
know
are
out there.And 'Hurst women's sports willnot
go
uncovered next year eventhough Stephanie Hultberg com-mences later this month.Graphic Artist Frank DiPlacidoand Business Manager DarleneNolan also begin
new
careerssoon.
*
All
of
these folks have derivedbenefits from working with
the
newspaper. Career skills havebeen sharpened. They've been
at
the center
of
what's going
on on
campus.
And
they've shared
their
talents with
all of us
each week
to
keep
us
informed.
*
They've also learned
a lot in the
process.
How to get a
paper
to
you,
our
readers.
How to
dealwith
the
nuts
and
bolts
of
jour-nalism, graphics, design, produc-tion, business aspects, circulation
... newspapering
from
top to
bottom.
s
We're going
to
miss each
and
every
one of
them.
But
we're alsolooking forward
to
developing
a
sharp
new
staff next year:Back will
be
'Hurst's
Mr.
Sports, Greg Yoko; DebbieHison; Laura Ruby; Judy
Wat-
son; Lisa Bauman; NatalieCeraso; Jack Holland; Grace
Ric-
ci;Matthew Diska; Rena Zicarelliand Jacqueline Perez.Merciad's newswoman emeritusMartha Camp
is
also expected
to
play
a
crucial role
in
weekly]operations next year.The
Carla-Martha
team thisyear
was a
winning
duo, by the
way.
Two
completely differenttalents, these young women wereunwavering
in
their efforts
to
bond
a
staff
and
direct editorialpolicy, while
at the
same timecomplementing one another.
Both
are strong, adept
and^proficient.
Both
are
professionals
of top
quality.
',,
*
Together they succeeded thisyear, just
as
Fran
and
Naomi
are
expected
to
succeed next year.Success, however, doesn't comeeasily.
It
requires hard work,dedication, farsightedness,
an
abundance
of
talent,
a lot of pa-
tience,
the
weight
of
responsibili-ty,
the
yoke
of
authority temperedwith good judgement,
and the
guts
to
hand
in
there when thingsget tough.
Both
Carla
and
Martha possessthese,
and
many, many morepositive attributes whichguarantee their future success
in
attaining their career goals.Carla will
be
missed.
But
welcome back Fran, Naomi, Mar-tha
and all the
rest
of you who
care
to
join
us for our
mid-decadeof growth
as a
campus newsmedium
and
forum
for
communi-ty
life.
VJ ,/,.*,*
If you
are a third-term freshman
and:
*
have a
Q.P.A.
of3.0or
higher
v
J
*
are interested
in
challenging, enrichingclassroom experiences
*
would like
to
graduate with
the
distinction
of
an honors degree
You should apply
for
admission
to
the EGANSCHOLARS program
by
May 11,1984.
f
Forms
are on the
bulletin board outsideDr. Lutton
's
office, director of the program.
Interviews will be scheduled
after
applications
are
submitted. Any
questions, contact
Dr.
Lutton
in Zurn 114
or 825-0372.
THE
MERCIAD
The Merciad
is
seeking applicants
for
the positionof Advertising Manager
for the
1984-85 academicyear. The position is
to be
filled during
the
SpringTerm
and the
incumbent will begin immediatetraining to assume all duties. The position requiresan aggressive sales
approach,
and the
ability
to
manage
a
small
staff.
Commissions
on
sales,
20
percent. Closing date
for
letters
of
intent
is
May 10at noon. Contact Carla Anderson.
Box
516
or
call825-7812.
'#?
I
?i
Look
For
These
Things
In
\
\
Spring FormalBed Races
MHEA
Fashion Show
Tug-of-War
Raft Race
\
Mr.
Mercy
hurstRaffle
* f
Prophecy
(in
concert)
W.J.E.f.
D.J. Mike KobylkaPing Pong Drop
i
Softball TournamentMovie
"Never
Say
NeverAgain"
There
is still tirrreSfor
yourclub
or
organization to
get
involved
-
contactMSGfOffice.

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