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The Merciad, Nov. 7, 1985

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VOLUME
59,
NUMBER 9THURSDAY, NOVEMBER
7,1985
even new reps to serveon Student Government
By Betsy
Lantz
The votes have been tallied and 11
new
representatives to the MercyhurstStudent Government will be fulfillingtheir
duties!as
the voices of the
stu
dent body.^The newly elected representativesfor the 1985-86
school-year
are: MattRobaszkiewicz, commuter; LorettaLayer, English; Wendy Elmer, elementary education; Mike Burke,music;Becky Baldauf, nursing; Mary
Beth
Joseph, social work; and Don Gibbon,resident.
* ^^
r^
Two
of.
the three positions forfreshmen representatives were filledby Lisa Serwinski and Colleen Conned,with a six-way tie between write-in
can
didates for the third position. According
Jo
MSG President David Arm
strong,
there will be a run-off betweenany candidates who do not wish towithdraw from the contest.
%
The deadline for letters of intentfrom prospective freshmen represen
Four of the 11 new MSG reps: (I to r) Lisa Serwinski, Mary Beth Joseph,
Becky
Baldauf and Wendy Elmer.
*^ £
3va
tatives was extended by MSG from theoriginal Oct. 24 date to
Mon,
Oct. 28after only two letters had been receiv
ed.
According to Barb Sayers, chairman of the election committee, no additional letters of intent were receivedduring the extended time period.
She
attributes this partially to poor publicity of the extension, which was passedby word of mouth.
- *«
}
"Wei
were disappointed that there
Wwere
not more letters of
intent
submit
ted
by freshmen," Sayers and Arm-
Fstrong
both
said.-
*
The winner for the special educationrepresentative declined, according toArmstrong, leaving Theresa Kirik andBill
Prencipe.itied
for the position. A
run-off
will be held if neither candidatechooses to decline.With 100 students casting
their
votes, Sayers
said,
"I thought the
turn
out was good compared to spring elections."* Armstrong agreed and wasespecially pleased
with
the residentturn-out."Don Gibbons had
a
very widemargin of
50>1,"
he explained.An additional question placed on theballot, solicited student opinion oncampus sororities and fraternities. According to Armstrong, there were 75votes in favor of these organizationsand 25 against.. Positions available for math,
med
tech,
religious studies and sociologyrepresentatives were not
filled.
"Sincethis is the second time that these
posi
tions have been offered, that's it," Arm-jstrong
said.
"Fad
elections are onlysupposed to be for freshmen representatives. Students in those unfilledareas have simply given up their opportunity to be represented."
1
At
MSG
Deposits nowtaken for
^
Florida trip 1
By Susan
Marcy
The bus trip to Generations last
Fri
day night was cancelled because of alack of interest, according to SACChairman Jim Trocano.
In
other SACnews, Trocano said that SAC will sponsor a bus trip to Ohio for this week'sfootball game against Dayton. The buswill leave Saturday at 6 a.m. and thecost will be $7. Those Interestedshould
sign
up at the SAC office in theStudent Union..
f
Tonight singer-songwriter DaveRudolph will be performing in the BackPorch Cafe at 8 p.m.
&
i
Ad hoc committee Chairperson AmyWard has contacted thirteen privatecolleges in Pennsylvania to see howtheir cafeteria systems were operated.Two out of the thirteen schools did notrequire dormitory students to eat
in
thecafeteria. Of the schools, a few havecomputerized cafeteria systems which
will
be looked into by Ward.Fifty dollar deposits are being takennow for the Florida spring break trip inthe check-cashing office. Depositsshould be
in
by Christmas. More infor
mation,
including brochures concerning the trip, are available
in
the check-cashing office.Next week's meeting will be held inBaldwin Hall lobby at 7:30 p.m.
The gates of Mercyhurst
are
open to students of other colleges as part of the
Erie
Consortium.
.
Erie Consortium is anoption
to:
students
By Jean
Kellick j | £
The Erie Consortium of Colleges, acooperative program between Mercyhurst, Gannon and Villa Maria, hadits roots in the 1960's. The goal was forthe colleges to share students,teachers and resources, to
a
limited extent, for the betterment of the schools.Each institution had individual visions
and
plans, According to Thomas
Bill
ing
sley,*
director*
of administratron atMercyhurst, the program wasdeveloped to give students more options for education, with the collegesproviding
the
administrativeprocesses.Between 1973 and
1974,
efforts weremade to expand the
J
program,specifically with Villa, which had;relatively low enrollment. At that time,four to nine students were involved inthe exchange. In 1974, the nursing program was added as an option, whichfacilitated an increase in the number ofstudents participating.There are presently 25 students involved in the exchange. Nineteenstudents from Mercyhurst attendclasses at Villa for nursing, educationand general studies. There are alsoseven students from Villa Maria whodrive to the 'Hurst to attend classes ineducation, interior design, hotel-restaurant management,
^criminal
justice, computer management communications, and biology.There is an additional programavailable of which very few studentsare aware. This is
a
coordinate programJn social
work.#A
student can attendMercyhurst for two years and VillaMaria for two years, resulting in adegree from both colleges.In order for the program to functionmore effectively,
there ^are
other options the schools have made available.First, there is a cooperative effort between
?the
libraries of the
differentschools. This- places more librarymaterials at*
the;:
disposal of thecooperative students to aid them in
their
studies. Secondly, the homeschool of the students takes care of allfinancial responsibilities. According tothe Registrar's office, in order to cross-apply, a student simply fills out a
stan
dard application of admission andcompletes a set of
cross.registration
sjforms. All bills are paid to the home
school.
This allows the financial
aid
and administrative transactions
to
occur at one location, which is more convenient for the student.
"2tf
%
*
When a course is completed at the
i host
college, the credit hours are
^transferred to
the homecottege-and*!the student's transcript. However, agrade of at least 2.0 is needed forcredits to be accepted.
*
,-;§.
$
The presidents and deans of theschools involved are quite active withthe program, meeting several times ayear to discuss the program and possible improvements. According to Mercyhurst Academic Dean, Dr. DavidPalmer, if enrollment in thecooperative program were largeenough, a shuttle system for studentsbetween the schools would be apossibility.
'
A
The Consortium is a useful tool forstudents who desire a certain degreenot offered on the campus of theirchoice. Also, students
occasionallyrj
need or want a course not available tothem during a certain term at their
school.
The choices made available bythe consortium are an opportunity notmany colleges offer, and of which evenfewer students take advantage.
Most
students want to make the most oftheir college careers. Mercyhurst
Col
lege has made this easier by offeringthe Erie Consortium as an option for
allIts
students.
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2
T H E M ERCIAD
NOVEMBER
7,1985
Mcrcyhurst Business Association {officers:
(l-r)
Carol Gunter,secretary; Phil Guth, president; and
Dave
Stuhlmillcr,
treasurer.
MBA sponsors Open
Forum,
conducts economic study
The
Mercyhurst
Business
Association
is currentlyengaged In an extensiveeconomic study of
i
Northwestern Pennsylvania forthe Small Business Administration, under theguidance of faculty advisorAlan Gick.
*
The study includesgenerating a report for theSBA concerning such areas asindustry, population,
transpor
tatlon,
education, spendingand saving habits, and variousOther economic topics. MBAPresident Phil Guth feels theprotect is Important especially to business majors,because
It
exposes them tothese various areas.Members of the projecthave developed committees
and
are travelling to one of the
four courttles
involved
In
thestudy
v
*
Warren, Crawford,Mercer and
Erie
counties - aswell as libraries for moreresearch and data. The information gathered will beanalyzed, and conclusions
drawn
will be reported to theregional director of the SBA tohelp them improve their services and meet the businessneeds of the NorthwesternPennsylvania area.Guth sums up the project bystating,
"it
is an overview ofeverything that makes a community or a system of peoplework."
: ,
u
^
Because the MBA has beendesigned to benefit
and
complement the
business
students' education, a surveywill be issued to determinewhat other types of activitiesMercyhurst business studentsare interested in.
1
^
On Tues., Oct 22, the MBAsponsored its first OpenForum with the faculty of theBusiness Department. Thefaculty answered questionsand suggested possible
solu
tions to problems experiencedby business students.Although attendance bystudents was less than ex
pected,
open discussion
con
tinued for over an hour. Topicsincluded class size, testingprocedures,
.grading
scales,part-time faculty, teacherevaluations and generalstudent-faculty relationships.Faculty members presentincluded Dr. Jean
Lavin,
Robert
Cullen,
Dr. RobertClsek,
Willard
Rice,PrankScalise, Alan
Glck
and JamesOzzello.After the debate,
sboth
students and faculty express"ed satisfaction at the positiveoutcome of the forum. Due tolimited attendance, the MBA
wllf sponsor^a'second Operr
Forum sometime during thewinter term. Guth was "disappointed"
wilth
the attendance."I am hopeful more studentswill attend in the winter term,"he added.Attendance at generalmeetings, however, has increased over the last year andseveral new members havetaken active roles in the workings of the club, he added. Theofficers include: Sue Falkner,
vice
president; Dave
Stuhlmiller,
treasurer; andCarol Gunter,secretary,
f*
Guth feels the MBA is
im
portant to business students"because it establishes solidcommunication betweenstudents and faculty. It alsolets students see that thefaculty are people and are
will
ing to help students."Any student interested inhelping on the SBA project orjoining the MBA organizationshould contact one of the of-
fleers
or one of the businessinstructors.
3728
Pine
Ave.
i
This
coupon entitles you to any
Creme
Drinkcompliments of MaureenCoupon expires
11-13-85
Pictured
above
is
the
Mercyhurst
College
D*A
ngelo
Ensembles.The D'Angelo School Choral Concert, directed
by
Joseph Chiarelli,
will
be performed on Sun., Nov.
10
at
3 p.m.
I
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*
f
The D'Angelo School Wind Ensemble Concert, directed by Robert
Dolwick,
will be performed on Mon.,Nov. 11 at 8 p.m.
2
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v
> .
IBoth
concerto will
be
held
In St.
Mark's Auditorium and are
free
of charge.
Schedules for WinterTerm will be availablein the Registrar'sOffice beginning theafternoon of Mon.,
|
Nov. 11.
I
Registration willbegin on Nov. 18:9
a.m.-12
for Seniors &Juniors, 1-4 p.m. forSophomo[es
t
On
No^—19.
Freshmen can-register from 9a.m.-4p.m. All registrationwill take place in theBlue Room.Special Project
By
Susan Marcy
Mercyhurst Student Government President David Armstrong announced that Donnie
Iris
and the Cruisers
will
notbe performing for the Mercyhurst, community. According to Armstrong, "DonnieIris is not feasible because ofthe Special Projects Committee budget, which will not becertainurmTNov^io:^"*
*
Special Projects CommitteeChairman Pat Callahan saidthat the committee is workingon a few other
Ideas
for a project, which he hopes will takeplace in late January or earlyFebruary.One interesting projectcould be a "Battle of theBands",
whichj
would include
Edinboro
and Gannon alongwith Mercyhurst. The collegeswould each choose a "goodcaliber" band to representthem and then the bandswould perform
here
atMercyhurst.
'*j|
Callahan added that, at this
poinLin
time,
the_projecJ js
just
an
Idea?
He
wlff
b&&
in touch with the other
col
leges sometime this week.If this idea also fallsthrough, the Special ProjectsCommittee may hire
a
reasonably priced band to perform a free concert here at the'Hurst
In
the Campus Center,Callahan
said.
BECOME THE DOCTORj YOU
\
WANT TO BE
And leave the hassles and frustrations of paying for medical or osteopathic school to us.We believe that you have pursued your studies too hard to be denied the opportunity to attend Medical or Osteopathic school because of
^
monetary worries.
P^c
Devote full time to your studies and let the Navy take careof the finances. The real benefit to you is that all of yourtuition and fees are paid, and you are reimbursed forbooks and supplies. IN ADDITION, you will receive amonthly stipend of $626.00.
$ |
If you expect to be accepted by a medical orosteopathic school, you can start your application for a Navy scholarship NOW.Like to talk about it more? Navy MedicalRepresentatives will be on campus on Friday, |November
8,1985.
See Placement Office for details.Or, for immediate information, call
I
-800-242-4457or write to Navy Medical Programs, Navy RecruitingDistrict Buffalo, Federal Building,
111
West Huron
St.
JBuffalo, NY 14202.
-
\
NAVY MEDICINE;PRACTICE MADE PERFECT
 
NOVEMBER
7,1985
THEMERCIADPAGE
3
Campus Organizationsgaining recognition
By Julie
ChericoMany
organizations on
Mercyhurst's
campus
4
are oftenoverlooked or taken for
granted.
Three of theseorganizations include SocialWork,
DPMA
and ABC. Thesegroups, however,
do*provide
services to the college community and are quite worthy ofrecognition.
l
A
:
The Social Work organiza
tion,
which has existed forthree years but Is not officiallyrecognized on campus, is currently awaiting approval of itsby-laws by the Mercyhurst
Stu
dent Government.
*
President Mary Beth Josephsubmitted these by-laws toMSG President David Armstrong last month.
If
the bylaws are approved, the SocialWork organization will be officially recognized oncampus.According to the Registrar's
office,
there are 29 social workmajors at Mercyhurst College.At least half of these studentsare active In the organization,which is mainly involved incommunity-related projects.Members help
at£
nursinghomes and in the
Emmaus
Soup Kitchen. Also, many
fun
draisers
\
are held to raisemoney for the soup kitchenand for the Erie CommunityDay-school.
J"he
Social Workorganization is presently
sell
ing
World's
Finest candy barsfor
a
dollar. Their goal is to sell25 cases in
order
0
to raisemoney for these projects. InFebruary, they will be sellingcarnations for Valentine's
Day
to raise
money
for futureactivities.
^
v
In the future, the SocialWork organization would liketo bring more guest speakersInto their meetings. They alsowant to combine their effortswith Campus Ministry for afood drive and other projects.Although social workmembers engage in severalfundraisers, Joseph said theorganization wants to getmore involved in
"actually
do
ing."
Social Work secretaryElayne Lewis plans to proposethe
Idea
of
"clowning"
for theelderly In nursing homes.Joseph will be representingMercyhurst College on Nov.
23
at the
Pennsylania
Association of Undergraduate SocialWork Students
In
Edinboro,PA. The purpose
v
of thismeeting is to reactivate theorganization, making it asignificant contributor to theeducational program ofundergraduate social workstudents.A second organization atMercyhurst
Is
the DPMA, DataProcessing ManagementAssociation. "This chapter Is agood way of getting to knowpeople both Inside and outside the school who are involved with computers in thebusiness world,"
said
memberBarb Sayers.
*
y
The organization consistsmainly of computer majorsand minors, but any full-timestudent
who'pays
dues uponJoining may become
'a
member."This program doesn'tnecessarily help
In
obtainingan Internship," said Sayers,"but there are opportunities tomeet professionals working atthe computer show and attending
the
Erie DPMA Chapter
meeting.
^.Several
good speakers^ inthe Data Processing Management field come to speak withthe association each year.
DPMA_
members, helped withthe
registration
and selling
raf
fle tickets
at.the
annual computer show, sponsored by theErie Professional Chapter ofthe DPMA, which took placeon,Thurs., Oct. 24 at the Erie
Hilton.
According to Sayers, inthe future there will be someprojects in cooperation witharea schools such as Edin
boro,
Behrend and GannonDPMA chapters.
-
\ I
Four $500 scholarships areawarded each year to the threearea chapters at Mercyhurst,Gannon and Edinboro byErie's professional chapter ofthe DPMA. This year, Mercyhurst students Barb Sayersand Susan Trkula receivedthese scholarships."This organization isbeneficial to those who participate in it," stated Sayers,"because
it
looks good onresumes and may initiatepossible job-offers and con-
Bring a friend
to
CM.
Have
a
FREE
Coffee on us
Relax and Enjoy!
The Hospitality andFriendship of
Campus
Ministry
211
Main
tacts.
By being a member andhaving paid the dues, you alsoreceive monthly the Data BaseManagement magazine." TheDPMA is currently looking formore freshmen andsophomore members, she
added.
* ^ |
Another organization atMercyhurst that is looking fornew members is a group forminority students on campus.
ABC,
The Association of BlackCollegians, serves thesestudents by trying to provideunity. "It's sort of a welcomemat for minority students tohelp them feel more comfor
table,"
stated CorrespondingSecretary Jottie Williams.
j*
Not
many
members are
In
volved yet, but according toWilliams, "It's usually slow atthe beginning of the year."ABC hopes to have 30 or moremembers participating.
> | j
Future plans for ABC
inelude
get-togethers such aslectures, dances, church services, ABC's annual fashionshow and Black Family
Weekend.
jfr *
"The name of our club maybe deceiving," statedWilliams. "In the past, we'vehad white members, PuertoRicans and many others. Theorganization is not only forblack members, so am/one
can
come to see if it appeals to
them."
% ^
Students interested
In
join
ing any of these groups
con
tact one of the respective officers or the organizations,which are listed In the StudentDirectory.
Janet Price,of the Wellness Program
at
Mercyhurst College.
Wellness program designedfor education
in
health
By Jennifer
Conmy
The Wellness Program,under the direction of Janet
Price,
is
unique
['to the Mercyhurst College campus. Pricedesigned the
program
toeducate members of the
col
lege community of their ownresponsibility for their good
health.
The major aspects ofthe program Include physicalfitness, nutrition and weight
control,
and
stress
management.Currently, Price is looking torevise the program slightly.Revisions would include theIncreased utilization of sportsmedicine majors, who wouldbe able to work within the pro
gram
while
earning
experiencehours. Price would also like tosee participation
In
the
^pro
gram used to help lower insurance rates for the collegeand its employees. This setupwould be similar to corporatefitness programs.Student response to theWellness Program has beenlow up to this point, accordingto Price. In the past the program has been primarilyactivity-based, but so far noactivities have been held
this
year. Some possible activitiesfor
wfhtePtefrrt? howeveft^are
currently under consideration.Price Is looking for interested students and community members to help plansuch activities and to be moreactive In the program.
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