NO. 1FRIDAY SEPTEMBER
Brian Sheridan *This weekend the atmosphereon campus will be one of celebra-tion asj Mercyhurst alumni andstudents get
the fifthannual Homecoming.As opposed to previous years,this year's Homecoming is beingheld in mid-September instead oflate October.
main reason for thechange," says Gary Bukowski,director of
that the alumni board felt that peo-ple really did not get to see the
of the campus.
SAC Chairperson, JeanMoniewski, agreed that the movewas a wise decision.
was the same day as
was just bad timing." 1The Laker football game, whichthe weekend is centered
around,also played a role in schedulingthis year's event. The Lakers willtake on the Red Flash of St. Fran-cis on
Saturday,^September 22 J
at the Erie
Stadium.'A full slate of activities for
alumni and students are schedul-ed before and after the game.
Mercyhurst students will be ableto take part in a tailgate
Friday from 8-10 p.m. on
"The tailgate party is something
Moniewski adds, "and
think it will be a.great opportunityto meet a lot of new people."
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and present members ofthe crew team will grab their oarsfor the annual alumni crew's raceSaturday morning at SomerheimPark. "The crew race is a tradi-tion,"Bukowski said. "It started
Prior to kick off time a
Zurn parking lot and proceed to the Erie Veterans
At 2 p.m. alumni and studentsmeet for the
and the crowning of the Homecoming King andQueen. This year, Jean Monjewskwill crown the second Homecoming King and Queen of MercyhurstLast year, seniors Antoine
son and Barb Hanley won the titleAfter the game, the alumni willattend an "After Glow" party and abuffet supper at St.
p.m., both groups
opportunity to attend theHomecoming dance at the Cam-pus Center. .
250alumni? to return to
"It's definitely grown every yearand it's becoming a bigger andbigger
Bukowski; said.Plans are already underway fornext year's HomecomingFestivities.
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•Moniewski also believesHomecoming is becoming biggerand better as the years progress.
of the activities
generate a lot ofschool!
Rain or shine, this year'sHomecoming will be
friendships or rekindle old ones.
the campus radio sta-
has added another feature toits programming.
Along with supplying the cam-pus and the Erie community withall of the Pittsburgh
games,WMCY now also provides bothcommunities with the MercyhurstLakers and Buffalo Bills foptballgames.
In the Spring, WMCY confirmeda contract with the Pttsburgh
and began broadcastingtheir
the stationmade an agreement with the Buf-falo Bills making it the only stationin Erie to
thePirates and the Bills.The
of thesetwo professional teams
beyond the gates
college.Through the cooperation of ErieTelemedia, subscribers to thiscable company are able to hear allthe games of the Pirates, Bills andLakers on
About a half a dozen studentsand faculty members helped bringthe games to
and theErie area.
WMCY Program Director, RickWendt said many of these newdevelopments have come aboutbecause of the possible addition ofan FM radio station. "Many institu-tional
were developednow so that they could be used inthe future," Wendt saidSteve Curcio, faculty advisor ofthe station^ safd, "WMCY is takingsteps toward
radio needsin the community and in providingall kinds of programming."