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The Merciad, Dec. 5, 1985

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VOLUME
59,
NUMBER
12
Third
Annual
THURSDAY, DECEMBER
5,1985
Madrigal Dinner recreates an English Christmas past
By Betsy Lantz
*
"From the moment you step into the
hall,
it's
like
you enter a whole other
world.
It's
like
being taken back Intime."
'
The enchanted setting referred to bysenior English major Beth Lawry isRenaissance England, to be authen-tically recreated this weekend as Mer-
cy
hurst College presents Its third an-nual Christmas Madrigal Dinner.
This
regal banquet is a cooperativeeffort by the departments of music,hotel restaurant management, theatreand dance. Noble lords and ladies at-tending this gala event at St. Mark'sCenter on Dec. 5, 6
and'7
will be farfrom the gym on East
Qrandview
Boulevard.
* , sL ~"The
room will look
like
a medievalcastle
hall,"
said Director of Theatre
Ig-
.or
Stalsky. Hanging
backdrops
depic-'ting interior castle walls will envelopdiners in an authentic royal at-mosphere, with details fromcandleabras to flags on the ceiling.Guests of the court are welcome todress in historical attire.
.. >
The medieval menu will includefresh fruits, rye bread! beef barleysoup,corn-on-the-cob, pork, chickenand Wassail, each to be served in theEnglish tradition of the time. "We'veimproved the dessert for the thirdtime,"
said
Director of the HRMDepartment John
Wolper.
"It's
asteamed raspberry
I
English
pudding
with
custard sauce."
i
'
tpm
me
momejM
jikepAg
taken
boM4
iklt
ime&k
Entertainment willhighlight^theevenings' celebration. A skit to be
staged "is
a very
wild
take-off on thestory of 'Rapunzel,
Rapunzel
Let DownYour
Hair,*
" said Stalsky. "It's almostas
If It
were done by 'Saturday Night
Live'." •
gig
"It involves a lot of audience par-ticipation," added an excited Lawry,who
will
be singing and acting in herthird Madrigal performance.
J
According to Director of the
D'Angelo
School of Music, JoesphChiarelli, the music to be performedthroughout the evening will be takenfrom the Renaissance period.Although the musical entertainment'will primarily be sung a cappella, aharpsichord will
be
added to
this
year'sinstrumental background. Brass andwoodwind groups from the school ofto us afterward who were just amazedat how much fun they had and at howauthentic it was," Lawry
said.
"This
year's Madrigal
dinner*
is
similar in form to last year's, but ex-panded and improved," Stalsky com-mented. "We have expanded the size
Some of
the
distinguished lords and ladies from last
year's
Madrigal
music will also be performing.In addition, 12 dance majors
will
bepresenting Renaissance court dancesand local magician Bob Borgia will bemystifying courtiers with his sorcery."Last year we had people coming upof the room, because we have more ofan audience this year." As a result, theseating capacity was increased from240 diners per night last year to 320this year, according to the HRMDepartment.
% is^"The HRM
students have been over-worked due to the increased
size
ofthis year's dinner," Wolper
said.
"Nextyear
I
think we will involve the Mer-cyhurst Community earlier than we did
?this yeaf In
order to alleviate that pro-
blem."
Saturday evening's banquet Issold out. "I attribute our success to ourmailinglist.Potential guests are reach-ed two months before the event,"Wolper commented.
^
Tickets are still
available
i
for
tonight's dinner
and:for
Friday even-
ing,
at $20 per person. Tickets are $18for college employees, $15 for Mer-cyhurst students. For reservations call
825-0333
or
825-0394.
AtiLawry's
suggestion,
Mercy
hurststudents were invited to attend a
full-
dress rehearsal of the Madrigal dinnerfree of charge last night.
Including
every aspect of the entertainment ex-cept the dinner, this evening providedthose students who were unable to at-tend the weekend performances
11
anopportunity to experience the spec-tacle that these departments have put*together, Lawry explained.Commenting that the Madrigal
din-*
ner has become a well-received
Mer-k
cyhurst tradition in
just
three
years,}
Chiarelli concluded, "I'm just glad weput our heads together to come upwith the Idea and that the four depart-ments are able to cooperate and carry
It
through."
ChristmasTormal
£
it
Snowf lakes and Mistletoe" set for tomorrow evening
By Jennifer
Con
my
Snowf akes
and Mistletoe is thetheme for
this year's
winter formal tobe held tomorrow, Fri., Dec. 6 at Rain-bow Gardens from 9 p.m. until 1
a.m.v
Friction will be providing the mainentertainment for the evening. D.J.
Bill
Brown
will
be filling In for
the
band
dur-ing their breaks.Added attractions for this year
will
Include a
.raffle
of wine and cham-pagne.! Raffle
pickets
will
be
distributed at
the
door. SfAlso, uponentering the
hall,
each person will beable to choose one of the handmadewooden ornaments
from
the Christmas
tree.
~
Party trays of cold cuts and cheesewill be served along with bowls ofpunch.The Student Activities Commit-
tee,
sponsor of the annual
event,-.will
also contribute four decorated sheetcakes to the refreshments.A professional photographer
will
of-fer picture packages. Prices for thephotographs vary according to thepackage desired.
&
Shuttles will be
going.to
the formaland will be leaving from Baldwin Hall at
8:45,9:30
and
10:15
p.mJThe
buses,
will
be leaving Rainbow Gardens at 11:30p.m., 12:15 and 1 a.m. The shuttletransportation is free to
all
those
atten-
ding the formal.
f f
The cost of
the-'formal
will be $5 aperson or $10 a couple. The
S.A.C/.of-
ficers
stress that the winter formal isnot strictly a "couples dance". Ticketsmay: be purchased
In
the StudentUnion Director's office, at the StudentUnion desk or at the door the night ofthe
formal?
S.A.C.
Advisor>Lisa
Costello com-ments that this year's formal is goingto be a "classy
affair.'*-;Costello said
that the S.A.C. officers chose festive
decorations,_including
several floweraccents and two natural decoratedChristmas trees.
-
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hfaltfy|spopefi.||s§2Vpols
vpholilf.
Jpf
3
Aaasiefnjct \
AH^nfeHcan^£.pg. 8
 
PAGE
2THE MERCIADDECEMBER
5.1985
"Rendezvous'with
Halley'sComet" planned lor April i
By Susan
MarcylI
j^A
Rendezvous withHalley's Comet" is what SisterMary Matthew
Baitusf
pro-
fessor
of
pet ronomyf
an
d
fOr.
Marilyn!
Jewell, professor of
ISnglteh
and
German,
havedubbed their upcoming trip to
pamaica.
The!purpose
of the
trip isfto
see
Hailey?s
Comet.The trip will take place April 2through April
7,
that which
is
ihe
time,
according to Jewell,:"that Sister Matthew hasdecided will|be
the|optimum
time to view the comet.'*
;|
»A|
comers arf
object that
resembles a
|f
uzzy
star andtravels along a definite path
phrough the
solar
system.
Halley's
Comet was In
aimed
after English astronomer Ed-mund Hailey, who studied Itspaths land predicted that itwould reappear every
76
years.
|
The
comet was last observ-ed by a camera on July
I,
1911
and
wilt
return and reach itsclosest point to
the!
sun
on
Februarylj,
1988 #
«
pi
The
tffp's
target
participa*
tion group is the Erie adultcommunity!
rJul
students arealso welcome to participate,"We know the people of Eriewill be interested
in
go|nj,J^
a
chahWTbf people
to seethe
comet
without paying a lot ofmoney^ said
Jewell,
I I A
The cost of the trip will be
$900.
This price Includes air
fare,
surface
travel*
ai|§iM&ffor
one week, field trips
byi
boat and by bus, and lectureson
Halieyfe Co|H§At$o
In-cluded
areilectyffcsloniother
a$tronomio«|
phenomenalmarine
fMologyl|Ai«
the
oritur*
of the
isjend
by She
^
these factors interfere withvisibility," said Jewel
§
Jamaica is
anSSfand
700
I
Dr.
Marilyn
J|wt!l
(I) and Sr.
Mary
to
Jamaica
in.
April
to
secHalley?s
Comet.
iw Baltus
will
lead
a
graiiip
faculty involved as
well
as bythe resident marine biologistof thefacility.
This
price alsotakes care
of|
lodging
fat iheHofstra University
facilities,
which were once a touristJ*04eW«iii»wH(NS^
KcS
£
jes
southeast of Miami. It isan
independent
nation as
well
as a member of the BritishCommonwealth,
it
is
144
milesJong arid 40
miles|wide wit|fa
population
close
to
2
minion.
J M
i
4 ^^
Matthew
w|ll
be
spon^Ofa
Jamaica was chosen as the ing a contest for
Mercyburst
site far. the trip because the students dealing with
Halley's
comet will not be visible in
Comet .The
winner
w
ill receiveErie and also
fbecause Jthe
a free trip
forlthe^'Rendevous
closer
#ne gete
to
the
equator!
with *lalte#s
Cornet*!
me
the more visible the
comet^wiil
contest
iwlll be|called f
Race
be»|*i^
alsqpn%H>i|ant
to
ge|ft>r
^iPendesvous" The
avtay frojfth$smog
and
tights
<feta8sjbflthe
contest are
stfflof
cities because! both ofe planning stages.
Truman Scholarshipcandidate selected
Jackie
Rzomp,
a sophomorepolitical
science ^
major,
has
been "^nominated
by the Mer-cyhurst College TrumanScholarship Nominating Com-mittee to compete for this
year's!national
'TrumanScholarship selections,
jj |K
The
Truman
Scholarship
Is
aprestigious award given tostudents who have an outstan-ding potential for leadership Inany phase of government. Thescholarship awards a max-imum of $7,000 to
a^student
for tuition,
fees,
books and
housing.
The award can be
ap-
plied
Uo
f
cover
two
undergraduate academicyears and two years ofgraduate studies.Rzomp was nominated bythe political science depart-ment. She has a double minorin history and business ad-ministration. A graduate of St.Benedict Academy in
Erie,
sheserved as a peer juror for theJuvenile Court in the City of
Erie.
>"As
a peer
juror,
I
wasresponsible to evaluate casesof juvenile offenders and
for-
mulate correction measuresfor them to follow,"
.stated
Rzomp.As she
plans*
to attend
graduate
school
^to
pursue
«RKJus>
into
1
trie
1
leytelalive a>
fairs process and icongres-
^ppy*%JColiSai/s
Jackie Rzomp
sional
politics, Rzomp feelsthe nomination is an excellentopportunity. "It has the poten-tial to take away worries for afinancial burden,
\
but putspressure on me to keep mygrades up," she continued. "Itwould help me get the most ofmy education."
r
The application
process
took plenty of time, accordingto Rzomp. "As
a
sophomore, itgave me experience in pro-cessing all the paperwork, ap-plications and interviews. Youlearn something Just being
there."
^
m
*£
ven
though you're only asophomore,, it
forces^you^treallzeThat
things aren't thatfar away," she concluded.
Shuttles
to
the
ChristmasFormal will leave Baldwin Hall
at
8:45,
9:30
and
10:15
p.m.
Return shuttles will leave
J
kRainbow Gardens
at
11:30,
12:15
and 1 a.m* i
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NOVEMBER
21,1985
THE MERCIAD
PAGE
3
Out
finds
M
Who exactly
is
the band OneOutta Place?
They
are thenewest talent to come fromMercyhurst. With Darryl Lewison lead
vocals,
Pete Novemberon drums,
Eric
Christainsenon keyboards, Rob Heutscheon guitar, and Hans Hetz onthe bass, One Outta Place Is aunique group that playstogether for the fun of It.One Outta Place got theirstart just like
J
most othergroups. November, Heutsche,and Hetz brought their in-struments to school, heardabout each other
and
got a jamsession started
with
Darryl do-
Members of the band are: Dar-ryl
^
Lewis {sitting), Pete
November,
Hans Hetz, RobHeutsche and
Eric
Christiansen
ing the vocals. Hans knewabout Christainsen playingkeyboards and asked him toJoin the group. From there theband just
"clicked"
and theyhave been playing togethersince then.The band practices nights inthe Montgomery Room of the
Hammermill
Library after thelibrary closes down for
3the
evening.
These practices
even-
tually led to their first "gig"playing a dance for
the
Specialeducation Department'sdance
which benefited
mental-ly retarded children. The bandthen began playing off and ondown at
Shennanigans.V',':
One
8 Outta
Place can beseen on the Mercyhurst cam-pus Feb. 15 when they willopen for the band October
In
a"mini
|
concert to besponcered by S.A.C. The bandmembers, who are all excitedabout their forthcoming
con-
cert, plan on getting the au-dience up and dancing. Accor-
ding U
to
band members, theywould
like
to have a standingovation
and:come
out for anencore. The band hopes that
this
concert
will
give themsought after recognition and
the^chance^Jo
otherVgigs"like it. After the concert theywould like to continue playingat bars, hopefully workingtheir way out of Erie at somepoint. *Perhaps the band's successis due mainly to the fact that
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Monday's snowstorm forcedstudents to
J
bundle
up
againstfreezing temperatures and strongwinds.One Out Of Place
they play just for the fun of it.The members of the band gavedifferent but similar answersto the question why they wereplaying in the band. Lewis andHeutsche say that are "doingit for
fun."
November's answerwas very similar with "I enjoymusic
and*
enjoy
playing
It.
Christiansen and Hetz bothsay they are playing in theband "for the girls." Hetz also"wants to be a rock star whenhe grows
up.
^?V
The community here istypically a Top 40 community.Mercyhurst students like toDANCE, As November says, "Our success
Is
due to the factthat we play the type of musicthey
and
everyone else likes tolisten
to.? 33*f
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Who's
Who AmongStudents In American)Colleges and Universities
Fourteen students from Mercyhursthave been named to Who's Who AmongStudents
In
American Colleges andUniversities. They are:*David
Armstrong 9 Tina
Loranty £|Matthew
Duska
Donald GibbonJanell HarringtonLaurie HoytJoAnn IsraelBeth
La
wryScott MaxwellChristie SmithPaula SuchacekMarie TarasovitchCarrie TompkinsCraig
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