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VOL.
58 NO. 22
Low Voter Turnout
APRIL
4,1985
Armstrong wins
idential
y Naomi
Romanchok
1-1 The voting is over and next
year's
Mercyhurst Student Government
of-
ficers have been
elected.*
Dave
Arm-
strong
willjjserve
as president, whileMatt Whelan will take the seat of vice-president. Mary Beth Tripp and KarenKomisarski will serve as treasurer andsecretary, respectively. Jim Trocanowas elected SAC Chairperson.Armstrong had 50 percent
of
thevotes among
the
presidential
can-
didates and Whelan had 51 percentamong
vice-presfdentlal
candidates.The other unopposed candidates
won
handily. Write-in candidate
for
Treasurer, Mike Scierka got a total of18 percent of those votes.Approximately 450 student votersturned out at the polls last week. Ac-cording to current
MSG
vice-presidentSue
Bennett4'«Overall,
it
was a goodturnout? but
ft
was
less'than
whatwe've had the past few
years."
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as
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PPp'",ted
at
th
A
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fexcitei1!fein
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ectlons^'There
weren't enough peo-ple running.
It
wasn't
a
'healthv'^
campaign/*
-
fl
?
^Unopposed SAC chairperson
can-
didate Trocano was also disappointedat the lack of competition. "It would
nave
made it more interesting, withouta doubt," he stated.Trocano
bopes
for
more
student In-put
in
SAC activities next year. "Themore students that show
up at
meetings and the more that get
involv-« S*i
the
f?
^
,n be more and
better ac-
tivities,"
hef
said.
He plans to keepsome
ofithisjyear's more*successful
events,
likef
Monte Carlo Night, bustrips
to
Generations and
Footballgame^and
Family
Feud.
He
also hopesto get new Ideas from the studentspossibly by circulating questionnaires!Tripp is enthusiastic
and
looking for-ward to the challenge of the position ofMSG Treasurer.
"I
am willing to putforth
a
lot
of
work and
effort"
she
says.
;
Newly-elected
^MSG
SecretaryKomisarski
said,
"My work as SACSecretary will really help me.
I'm
look-
ing
forward to working with the otherofficers. We'll have
an*excellent
Ex-ecutive Board."Commenting on the possibility
of
|having
a
weekly column
in
The
Mer-ciad
and a
spot
on
WMCY,
Komisarski**comments,
"If
we publicize what MSG
|S
doing, maybe we'll stir up moreinterest."There is also plenty of enthusiasm in
theTcey
positions of president
and
vice-
^£^^L^
tf
lAgD3tronQ
and
Whelan
agree
It wasn'tfan sasyrtam?mign.*cacordffig
to Armstrong,
frhere
were
a
couple of candidates who
ran
fantasticcampaigns, but campaigns are not theessence of being president of MSG
"
He lists
two important qualificationsof being MSG President: "One, to beinvolved
in
MSG and its
surrounding
activities during your college careerand two, to know a wide range
of-eeo-ple,
not just your friends."Armstrong feels he won because henas the experience and a wide rangeof constituents." He is also quick topoint out that he is the first footballpresident. "The football player has ar-Armstrong and Whelan said with
a
chuckle that their first order of official
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rived at Merpyhurst," he commented.Whelan also said that the election
wasn't
easy. "I wasn't overconfident
"
he
states.?'Being
as I'm involved withthe Special
Project,I
hadn't had
time
o dwell
on the
ele
Q
»i™o
^
he
The
hewly-elected president^andvice-president encouragef
those
can-
didates that ran and weren't suc-
°?2?5JL1?
contlnue
their involvement
wtth
MSG.
"We're
holding up the whiteflag and rotting out the red
oarpet,"
quips Armstrong.Armstrong and Whelan have someplans for next year
and
will start to getthings underway by staying on campus
this
summer. *Both hope for an increased rapportwith the students. This will be madeeasier because of their
accessibility
tothe students.
j
J
iiA
ri,
?
8tr
??
0
w1n be
**
n
R-A.
in
McAuley
Hall next year and Whelan
QL22S
1
?
U
,
e
to be an
^sistant
at the
student
Union.
jk- ?
Both are not afraid to go door-to-door to meet with students, especially
freshmen.
Whelan
is
hoping for that
j'one
to one" with the students!•
'H.
ter
!
T1s of
dutles
»
Armstrong
is
•looking to be "more of a voice of the!students with the administration
"
Heis also looking forward to serving asthe student representative
on the
Board of Trustees.
1
o^
h
Slf
n
admlts the
Co,,e
9
e
Senate issomething new to him, but it will be achallenge.Both
agree
to
sponsorlmore
ac-
tivities
around sporting events, suchas tailgate parties,
to
continue the
ITJ1
*
he
K
Spec
L
al
Pro
'
ects
OoimK!
tee and to have changes in the rep at-tendance
poUcy
at next year's MSG
MSG,
its
meetings and other
thinqs»
A
i^
stro
"
9
wou,d
"
ke
to work withWMCY
and.
The
Merciad
by
getting
aweekly newspot
and a
column
to report
Board
aCtlVltl6S
°
f
the
EwcAv!
business
will
b*to
install a big-screencable television in the MSG
office
All new officers will take over thef
rstweek
in
May
JThlsis.tr,
be a
"tran-
•Won perkxMHwhewtheyswMI
be
wort}-
mg
under the current MSG officers.
At MSG
ActivitiesDay renamed
As
of
Tuesday,
MSG
meetings havebeen relocated to 206 Main.
It
was announced this week that this
X2&"
A
S
tivit
)es
Day" will be renamedSpang
Fest."
1
i
rJL
S
»?
Chedu,ed
for Ma
*
4
-
father
permitting.
"The reason for the name change
"
says MSG Pesldent Pat Songer
"Is
sowe
can
return the day to its originalidea of celebrating spring."
i
L
f
/
anj
[
one
l
8
'"tested
In assisting
MSG
in
planning
the
day
ofi
events,students are urged to contactSue Bennett, MSG Vice President
Other
business discussed
concern-
£Lm
?1
intent
for
re
P
r
«sentative
i^i
.°K
n8
;I
h
i
y
f
re
due
Monda
V
April15 in the
MSG
office.
Special
Project coordinators, Matt
Whelan
and Bryan Doherty reportedthat|the contract between
Mercyhurst
and John Cafferty and the BeaverBrown Band was signed on TuesdayTickets are on sale at the Erie Civic
Center
and
all
Ticketron
locations. Theprice will be $10.50 for the generalpublic and $6.50 for
^Mercyhurststudent
with college identification.This excludes Mercyhurst faculty frompurchasing the tickets at the reduced
iSuGS*
- F
tiJfe&fK
canJon,y
Purchase
one
*
tickeTpe>
I.D.
and they
will
go on sale
Tuesday, in
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2 THE
MERCIAD
APRIL
4,1985
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Top row - Dave Armstrong, Tony Marino, Ron Casey,
Tom
Buckley. Bottom
- Jo Ann
Israel, Jothany Williams.
Resident Assistantsselected for
1985-86
Resident Assistants for the1985-86 academic year havebeen selected. Of the 42 ap-plicants, 18
:
students were
chosen.
In
Baldwin Hall next yearwill be Mary Marchwinskl; firstfloor,
Jo Ann
Isreal;
second
floor, and
Janell
Harrington;third floor.
In
Egan Hall
will
bePat Hautzinger onfirst*
flobr
and Theresa
Kirik*on
secondfloor.
I
R.A.'s
for McAuley Hall fornext year will
\
be
AllenPasserallo; basement, TomParilla; first- floor, TonyMarino; second floor north
wing,
Dave
Armstrong;secondfloor south wing, Pat Patter*
son;
third floor north wing andMike Hanes; third floor south
wlng.^fc
i
jiyi
j^
±
^
r.oy-hurg^
R.A.'s
will
be Chuck Brower;Founders, Theresa Deffin-
bough;
Mercy, and
Ken
Treshitta; President's. In theBriggs Avenue Apartmentsnext year
\
will
be
JothanyWilliams; first, Paul Mack; se-
cond,
Ron Casey; third andTom Buckley; fourth.
y*S
Applicants had to get per-sonal recommendations from
l£
^1
three sources. Interviews werethen conducted with HousingDirector Phyllis Aiello,
the
Residence Hall Directors andsenior
R.A.'s.
J
According
to
Maree-Lynn
Cicon,
Director
of
Baldwin
Hall,
"When choosing an R.A.a lot of careful consideration
Is needed *' ^
j
icon |went
on to describethe interview process. First,the candidates are questionedabout comments which werewritten about them on theirthree personal recommenda-
tions,
as
wellfas
informationthe applicants wrote aboutthemsejves.Later in the interview, theapplicants,
were
ied|throughsituational role
playing.
Accor-
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—i.uYT
1
1
l-TTl-l
piays
consist of
Everyday
oc-
curanees
which an R.A. maybe faced
with."
Applicantswere then evaluated by theselection commitee.All the
R.A.'s
will
arrive
oncampus in late August. Duringthat, time
they
r
will
participatein various workshops
to
prepare them for the upcom-ing year.
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Yearbook set for May delivery
By Naomi
Romanchok
The 1984-85 Mercyhurst
Col-
lege yearbook, Praeterita , ison schedule and should
be
«ready?
for
»distribution
to
|
students about the third weekof May. According to Martha J.Camp, this
year's
editor, final
{drafts
of the book were mailedto the publishing company atthe end of
March.J
\
Every full-time student willreceive
a
copy of the book aspart of their
$60
Activities Fee.
AC
distribution system hasnot yet been determined, butCamp thinks it will be dispers-ed by the yearbook staff in theStudent Union.
\ i ^^t
This year's Praeterita willhave a brown
coverjfeaturing
Old Main on the
front;cover
and the Gates of the collegeon the back
cover.
*
J-t
Camp notes that the first 16pages are in color. They lend
themself
to
*a
communitytheme, starting
I
with picturesof the Boathouse, through thecity of
Erie,
around the collegeand ending up at St. Mark's.Camp
says*
that thereweren't
any!major
problemswith this year's book. "Thingswent
{well.
We started from
scratch.
We had a small staffwho
put*forth*a
lot
of
extratime and effort. We had someproblems getting
settled
in
the beginning; getting a room,keys and scheduling."
j
j^
|t Shft <tay<uthat tho
deadlines
meet. "The deadline for
the
color section was only onemonth after we were hired.The spring deadline
was
toughfor spring sports that weren'tfully underway." Other majordeadlines were soon after get-ting back from extendedbreaks.
§
Camp
|points
to the in-
fluence
of
moderator, ShelleBarron
in
getting the book
done.
"Shelle's
graphic arts
in-
fluence
in,layout
and designwas strong. In the
technicalareas;she
really knew whatshe was doing."Recent articles have com-mented on the decline of
col-
lege yearbooks.. Articles citeless student
Interest
on thecollege campuses. Camp saysthat getting a staff together is
toughlShe
comments that
stu-
dent interest here on campusmight pick up when they
see
what this year's book" looks
like.
"Many students weredisappointed when
it
wasdiscontinued."Cost is a big reason manycolleges*
haveistopped
publishing college yearbooks.Camps
Is
glad she doesn'thave to
sell
books to the
stu-
dent body. She adds, "Peoplearen't willing, at this point, topay $15.00, sight unseen."The success or
-failure
of
this
yearbook may determinethe
future
of
a
yearbook
on
theMercyhurst campus.
But
Camp thinks that on a smallercampus such as this, a year-book will probably remain.As for the future, the ad-ministration gave
the
year-book three years to establish
itself.
Camp hopes they willpropose
a
later deadline
to
allow
for a
"spring
book" to in-clude such
^spring events j
asgraduation, spring sports andother spring-time studentactivities.
> 4
*
Otherwise, there will
be
yearbook editor selectionslater in the spring.
@
Photographers have alreadystarted shooting pictures fornext year's yearbook. Thedeadline for the color sectionis in November. So, even asthis year's book
is*
rolling offthe presses,
the|
1985-86
Praeterita
is
already underway.
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*W&:
APRIL
4,1985
THE
MERCIADPAGE
3
/
\
Dean
dislikes
calendar
The 1985-86 AcademicCalendar
has
been released bythe
office*of
the Academic
Dean,
ij ' *
i
I Fall term will start on Us
"normal
date", according toAcademic
pDean,
Dr.
David
Palmer. "Last year it began aweek later to avoid the pro-blems of traveling duringLabor Day." As the Dean com-
ments, "Everything;
was putoff a week and there was acash flow problem."
J
Fall Weekend is
scheduled
from
Octobers
4|
through
fofc-
tober 6.
It
now falls
one,
weekafter Homecoming
^Weekend
and two weeks before ParentsWeekend.
f
| v'Thanksgiving break hasbeen extended. It will start onthe Friday prior to Thanksgiv-ing week.
I
Winter term has been
con-
densed because
oft
themakeup of the Julian calendar.To allow
forj
the
.required
number of contact
minutes,
pre-registration
days beforethe beginning of Winter andSpring term classes will beheld on Fridays.
:
'f
'
The Dean admits problemswith the
calendar.
"It's theworst calendar since I've been
here.
Nothing felt right.
There's not enough*time,"
hecontinues,
-"ITsta calendar
with
no choice
andfthere's
nothing you can say."Spring break has beenshortened to nine days, andEaster
vacation
starts only tendays after
.the
beginning ofSpring term
1986.
As the Dean
states,
"It's awkward butunavoidable."
\
Mercyhurst College
1985-86
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Graduation
Senate accepts*new core proposal
By Naomi
Romanchok
The Mercyhurst CollegeSenate passed the proposalfor an addition to the founda-tion core requirements. The
class,
Research
"and
Analysisin Literature,
passed £
in
the
Senate by a vote of 13 to 1.The Senate
{also
requestedthe Academic Policies Com-mittee to review
the
number
of
core courses currently re-quired and also to considerthe
Tnumber;
of creditsnecessary for graduation.The passage of the newcore requirement will not af-fect any students currently at-tending the college, but couldbe implemented with nextyear's incoming freshman
class.
The proposal alsoawaits
-
approval of theadministration.
m
The Senate meeting lentitself entirely to the proposalsubmitted by the Englishdepartment on February 14.
Most
attending
|
senatorsseemed to
find
a
need
for
such
an additional course in thecurriculum.
.Attending
senators brought up specificpoints and problems of the
proposal.
Many members brought outthe problems of students fit-ting the extra course intoalready hectic schedules, the
p ro b I
e
m
so
f
some!
students
being overloaded with doublemajors and the problem of ad-ding
another
core require-
ment.)
Extra personnel andclassroom
?
availability werealso
mentioned,
g ^*As
shown
by
c
the
final vote,the senators seem to feel theneed for; such
a
courseoutweighs other suchproblems.
\ \
Dr.j
Bud Brown, CollegeSenate President, was
"pleas-
ed"
with the proposal. It tookmore than two Senatemeetings of discussion on theissue and its impacts. Accor-ding to Dr. Brown, the Senatecould have [talked
"through
more specifics or passed theproposal and then dealt
with
particulars.
S % \ \ \
ty\
Dr. Brown looks forward tothe Academic Policies Com-mittee's recommendations.Joy
Kolb,
of the Sociologydepartment and an
attending
senator,
feels
the proposal is
useful.
"Some students aren't
going
to
need
it.
There is
a way
of opting out," said Kolb. TheSenate allowed students whoscored well enough in highschool to opt out of rhetoric,but still must
take
\
theAnalysis course as a
prere-
quisite
to
World
Masterpieces.Further discussion of thisIssue
awaits .the
decision ofthe Academic PoliciesCommittee.
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