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The Merciad, Sept. 17, 1987

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VOL
61
NO.
2
MERCYHURST COLLEGE, GLENWOODHlLLS
r
ERIE,
PA
16546THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER
17, 1987
Weekend Fire MakesHeroes
of!
Several Students
The oftermofh of the fire
/ho/
swept through
o
lower room
of
4012 origgs AvelSeverot windows were blown out os
o
result of the intense heat /fotor/fo/bes
By Matthew J. Clark due to be hauled away is where the fireoriginated.
i .
ii
£*
Mark Burelli and Rich AndrejchakThanks to the heroic efforts of a both received singed
hair
in
attempting tonumber of Mercyhurst students, a
fire in
the
Briggs
Apartments at 4012 Briggs
Ave.
was kept to a minimum.The fire was discovered around 1:40a.m. Saturday by Tracey Hitchans, whoquickly reported it to other occupants.Several of the students in the buildingheroically gathered extinguishers fromtheir rooms in both 4012 and 4014 Briggs,and kept the fire from spreading to
the
stairways.The fire apparently started as theresult of careless smoking.
A
room in thebasement area where pieces of old fur-niture that had been thrown out and wereextinguish the flames. Others
who
bravedthe flames to help evacuate the buildingwere Craig Catalino, John Moran, TomMcKormic,Greg Allen, Chris Niebauer andothers.
|
Mercyhurst Director of Security,Merill
Dever,
spoke highly of these bravestudents.
*
"Had she (Hitchans) not seen the
fire,
we could have had a real mess overthere," he said. "We would have had toevacuate through the windows had thefire not been kept out of the stairways,"he added.One student, Ray Brewer, who appar-
ently
is a very sound sleeper, was treatedfor smoke inhalation."I'm very proud of these students,"Dever continued. "If I've forgotten anynames, it's an oversight. If not for them,things could have been a lot worse."It is unknown how long the firesmouldered before it actually started.According to Dever, the fire was very hotand blew many windows out in the build-ing. The fire department also had toknock in windows because of the fire'sintensity."There was some plastic that burnedwhich has left a 'film' over much of thebuilding's interior," Dever
said.
Accordingto Dever, the Housing Department is to
Rave
a professional cleaning service cleanthe building and apply a chemical to
Mercyhurst Reports Record Enrollment
By
Tracy IrwinAdmissions for 1987 at MercyhurstCollege was the highest in its 61 yearhistory. Admitted into the
'Hurst
were513 students, including 110 transferstudents. Although there has been anincrease in admissions for the past sixyears, the increase of this year has been
f
the most dramatic.
)
Financial aid opportunities haveimproved greatly at Mercyhurst and havemade it possible for more students toattend. Also, the program for the learningdisabled has expanded the possibilitiesfor a college education for studentsenrolled in the program.
A
Mercyhurst
i
See Admissions P. 3
eliminate the smoky scent.
He
also addedthat arrangements are being made
for
temporary cleaning of students' clothes,
jpjever
stressed that this incidentproves the usefulness of fire drills.
"This
points out the need for the fire drills wehave," he said. "They're not a joke."
INSIDE:Joe IMariin 4
p.5
Personality Profile
p.6
Cosell
P-7
 
Page
2
The
Merciod
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER
17J1987
New
'Hurst
Librarian
New Rec Facilities Discussed At MSG Meeting
Stresses Willingness
To Help
By
K elley
Moore
By Margaret CoffeyThe first Mercyhurst Stu-dent Government Meeting
of the
yearwas held on Sunday in Zurn"114/ *?David Pinto
has
taken overthe position of Assistant Librar-ian
in the
Hammermill Library.Pinto started his new position
in
July
of
the year and
is
primarilyresponsible
for the
referenceand bibliography rooms.
|
Pinto
has had a
greatdealof experience
in
this field
.
Before starting
at
Mercyhurst,he worked libraries at*VirginiaTech and
the
University
of
Cali-fornia
at
Berkeley Pinto feelsthere
is a
considerable differ—A native
of
New York,
NY,
and raised
in
Larchmont,
NY,
Pinto earned
a'
Bachelors degreein Philosophy
and
ReligiousStudies from University
of
NewMexico
in 1976. In
-1980,
he
earned
a
Masters degree
in
li-
brary Science from Universityof California
at
Berkeley
and in
1986,earned a Masters degree inPublic Administration from Vir-ginia Tech.David
is
married
to
Ericadiscussed with
Dr.
Garvey
and
the administration may providematching funds
for the
project.The representatives voted
to
look into
the
project.'The Crew Team would likefor
the
Early Childhood
and
Resident positions.
The tie
breakers willjbe held when
the
race
for
freshman representa-tive
is
held.
%
The student directory
is in
Vice-President
Joe
Arcadi
to
hold a f Homecoming Dance
the
process
of
being assembled.proposed that instead
of
usingthe money
in the
special
proj-
ects fund (approximately$20,000)
for a
concert,
it
shouldbe used
for|
something thatwould last
a
little, longer.
He
suggested recreational facilitiessuch
as a
pavilion, barbecuegrills, picnic tables,
a
full vol-leyball court
and a
full basket-ball court.
The
proposed loca-tion
for
the facilities
is
the areaPinto who replaced Dan Hann
in
between Baldwin Hall
and the
the HRIM department. They Mercy Apartments,
and
behindence
in the
institutions
he has
"moved
to
Erie
in
April fromworked
at and at
Mercyhurst.He
is
doing
the
same
job as he
has
in the
past, however,
he is
dealing with
a
smaller collectionof books
and
there
are
fewerstudents.
His
approaches stillthe same
and he
enjoysthis-
atmosphere more
±
He is "veryglad
to be
here.'^?
*
.
Virginia.Pinto,
in
conclusion,stated,
"if
anyone needs assis-tance
in the
library, please feelfree
to
ask
me."
He
also added,Tin here
to
provide informa-tion
to
the
Mercyhurst studentsand faculty and am always will-ing to help."the Bnggs Avenue Apartments.This proposal
has
beenthis year
as
their fundraiser
to
alleviate
the
cost of SpringTraining.
Bo
Porter presentedthe idea
as a
representative
of
the Crew Team
and
asked
MSG
to
help with
the
funding
for the
project. Mike Vincent explainedthat
MSG
could
not do
this sinceall
the
proceeds will
be
goingtowards Spring Training
and
MSG cannot fund their training.He suggested that
the
CrewTeam talk
to
SAC
for
possiblefunding.In other news, there wereties
in
the
representative racesA representative will come
to
each building
on
campus. Theywill need
to
know campus phonenumbers
and the
names
of the
residents
in
the|apartment
or
dorm room.NOTE: Check Cashing hoursfor fall term
are:
Monday
4-6,
Tuesday 12-2, Wednesday
12-2,
Thursday 12-1:30,
and
Friday9-10:30. Checks
can be
cashedin
the
Student Government
Of-
fice,
209
Main.
*
I Student Governmentmeeting
are
held everylSundayin Zurn
114.
Noise
And
Banner Day
most
'- . "•
Saturday, October
3.1987
-41:30p.m.Mercyhurst Lakers
Vs.
ProstburgState
f
IVeterans Memorial Stadium
-
Erie, Pa.
.fl
p£|
COME
OUT AND
CHEER THE LAK-ERS ON...;
I I M
WIN
- 1st
Prize -$100.00 FromThe Athletic Department
.?
I
2nd
Prize
-
50.00 FromThe Athletic DepartmentGet
a
group together,
de-
sign
a
banner
and
havejifun
at
the Laker Football Game JTheonly prerequisite
is
you must
be
loud. f§
|
n i
PRIZES AWARDED
FOR THE
COMBINATION
OF
"BEST BANNER"AND "MOST NOISE"
!!!
I Banner will
be
judgedfonoriginality, crowd appeal
and
neatness.Noise will bef judged
for
originality, crowd appeal
and
effectiveness
in
supporting
the
Mercyhurst Lakers on
to
victory.RULES:
1)
Groups must consistof Mercyhurst Students.|f
2)
Banner must relate
to
Mercyhurst Sports.
I
3)
No
verbal
or
writtenprofanity.
f
1
4)
Banner must
be
hungin
the
Stadium between
12:00
noonandl£l:30
p.m. on
Saturday,0ctobeii3.
1987.
I
To
enter, send name
of
yourorganization,
f
the
fname
and
phone number
of
fyour|teamcaptain,
and the
approximatenumber
of
people
in
your groupto
the
Campus Center
by
noon,Oct.
2nd.
I
Fl
rewar
ARMY
RESERVE OFFICERS' TRAINING CORPS
CONTACT CPT WERNER
f
GANNON UNIVERSITY814-871-7524
 
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER17,
II
987
The
Merciad
Page&
MSG
Execs ConfidentAbout Upcoming Year
WEARTMUSFUM
By Katie BrownThe upcoming year prom-ises
to be a
productive
one for
the Mercyhurst Student
Gov-
groundwork
to*
have Sf hemchanged
for
next year," Arcadistated.
Vincent wants
to do
thingsthat
the
students will
be
inter-ernment. President Mike
Vin-
ested in and encourages them
to
cent
and
Vice-President
Joe
Arcadi's main concern
is to get
the students involved with
the
government.
£
According
to
Arcadi, theirimmediate attention
is on the
building
of
recreation centersaround campus. The location
of
these centers still
is not
known."They will be built by Spring andwill
be
considered volleyball,basketball,
and
hanging
out
facilities," Arcadi said.Vincent said MSG plans
to
use some
of
the Special ProjectsFund
for the
centers.
He
felt
it
would
be a
better way
to
spendthe money instead
of
spending
it
on
a
concert that only
a
smallpercentage
of
students will at-tend.Vincent
and
Arcadi
are
confident that they
can
make
a.:;•
difference
for the
Mercyhurst^community,
for
students Tjowl"and
in the
futureJcome
to the
government withsuggestions. Vincent said
he
wants,
"A
government that is
in
tune with what
the
studentswant."
|.
Vincent
is a
senior memberof
the
football team,
but is not
worried about football interfer-ing with
his
duties
as
President.He assures that Arcadi will
be
around whenever hefis
not.
Vincent ^felt that
he and
Arcadi
are
very compatible
and
will workwellftogether.The first MSG meeting
was
for Sun., September 13,
at 7:30
p.m.^
in 114
Zurn.
Two
otherissues that were discussed
are
the choosing
of a new
JudicialBoard
and
handing
out the
newConstitution,
f
According
to
Vincent, there
rare*
^changes in
the
electionprocedures
and in the
electionrequirements.
All
students'
are
Thru September
27:
Art
of
India: the James
D.
Baldwin Collection* Indianbronze and* stone sculpturesdating from the 2nd
to the
15thcenturies, recently bequeathedto
the
museum
by
Mr. Baldwin.Main galleries
of
Erie
Art Mu-
seum, 411 State Street.September 26
-
October
31*
Ian Short: Works
on
Paper.
At
Art Work Gallery, 51505 StateStreet. Opening reception Sep-tember
26, 8-10 p.m.
October 4
-
November
8
Vitus
J.
Kaiser:
A
RetrospectiveExhibition. IA survey spanningtwo decades
of
work
by one of
Erie's best-loved landscapeartists. Exhibition spronsoredby Erie Cablevision. Openingreception
2-4
p.m.
on
October
4.
I I I
1:
k
October
31*
*
2nd Annual Halloween Arty.Music by Tennessee Back Porch.$300grand prize
tar
best
cos-
"We're setting
up
other encouraged to attend the meet-f
t
um
e.
Snacks
and
mixers
pro-
things thatfcan't
be
changed ings.
The
next meeting is Sun., vided. Advance tickets
$10 per
now
and are
working on
the
:-
Sept.^20.person. AH proceeds benefit ErieI
*
Art
Museum.
Flooding Forcesl'HurstResidents
To
Relocate
By
Brenda Lowe
Phyllis Aiello, Director
of
Housing and Safety, had
a
prob-lem she had
to
find
a
solution
to
and fast.Martin Schenker
and
SonsContractorsmust?dig
up the
basement floors, butt
and
placein new drainage pipes. The
proj-
ect isi underway
now but no
completion date has been cited.
|
According
to
Aiello, BriggsNovember 15
-
January
10
Louis
H.
Sullivan: Unison WithNature. tArchitectural Orna-mentation bytforemost Ameri-can pioneer
in the
field. Circu-latedfbySouthern Illinois Uni-versity
at
Edwardsville. Openingreception
2-4
p.m.
on
Novem-ber
15.- i
Several students, faculty gNorth vas redone two years agomembers
and
Mercyhurst resi-dents
had to be
^re-locatedbecause
of
flooding
in two of
four
new
buildings known
as
Briggs North."The flooding came aboutbecause
of the
heavy rains wehad
two
weeks ago," Aiello
ex-
plained."Butaccording
to our
contractewith Speigel Realtors,they must
fix the
basementsand drainage system."by Speigel.After Briggs South waspurchased
by
Mercyhurst,renovations began
on the
fourbuildings, fincluding newly
in-
stalled carpetings,
new
side-
walks,refinished bathrooms,remodeled hallways
and en-
trances.
|
$
Eachunit Irevampedcost$3,500, which was paid by Mer-cyhurst.Marchp3
-
April
17
Masters
of
Cartoon
Art. A
surveyof
the
best newspaper cartoonart, from Thomas Nast
to
GaryTrudeau, from the Yellow Kid
to
Peanuts, Krazy
Kat to
Garfield,
this"
outstanding! exhibition
is
selected from
the
collection
of
the Museum
of
Cartoon
Art.
Exhibition sponsor: Times Pub-lishing Company.Opening
re-
ception
2-4 p.m.
onsMarch
13.
April 24
-
June
12
I65th Annual Spring Show.
Campus
Paperback
Bestsellers
Red Storm
R)
sing, by Tom Clancy. (Berkley,Russians plan a major
assauR on
fw
 West
Cetvin and
Hobbes.
by BM Waflersoa
(Andrews. McMeelParker. $695.) Cartoons about the
lite
of a
htte
bov.3.
Act of
Win,
by Barbara Taytor Bradford
(Bantam.
$4.95.)
4. Wanderlust, by
Daniefle
Steel
(Del,
$4.96.)
Roomance of a
young
woman's
world-wide adventures.5.
The Witches of
Eastwfok,
by John
Upchke.(Fawcet,$450.)
Devilish stranger haunts a smafl
town.
r
6.
A Matter of
Honor,
by Jeffrey
Archer.
(Pocket, $456.)
International thrifts and
intrigues. -7. Fatherhood, by Bill Cosby. (Berkley,
$6.95.)Cosby takes a wise and funny
ook
 at
fatherhood8. Texas,
by James A
Michener.
(Fawcet!, $5.96)
Fictionalized Version
of
the
history of Texas.
9.
Women who Love too
Much,
by Robin Norwood
(Pocket,$4.50.)
How
to
avoid
the
pitfalls of unhealthy
relattonsr-ps.
10.
The Hunt for Red
October,
by Tom
Clancy. (Berkley,
$4.50)
The incredible
chase
of a
nuclear
submarine.
*
New Q
Recommended
<£Oa*
I twin)
Coop
The
Reckoning,
by David
Haiberstam. (Avon,
$550) Gripping
account
of the confrontabons in
the
auto
industry.
-
Star Woman, by
Lynn
V.
Andrews.(Wamer, $9.95.) The
true
story
of
one woman's
quest
for
spiritual unity and enlightenment
In
Search
of the
Double Helix,
by John
Gribbin. (Bantam, $8.95.)Unraveling the mystery of
lite
on earth — from
Darwin
o
 DNA
and beyond
F '* 1
$£.
ASSCOATWH
OF
AtKFKAM
FUBU»
ZHMUTIOWM.
ASSOOAWW
OF
COUCQC STOPCS
Cont. From P. 1
hockey team
was
formed thisyear and as a result,
22
studentsare attending Mercyhurst
who
otherwise
may
Shave attendedanother school,
if not for the
team. Another factor
in the
increase
of
admission figureswas
the
expansion
of the
musicprogram.{Andrew Roth, Directorof Admissions, believes that
the
school
has
reached
its
maxi-mum capacity. tWith
the
widerange
of
people attending
the
'Hurst,
a
richer environment
wiu
be created. With more
dor-*
mitory students, there will
be
more campus activity."Mercyhurst
is a
positiveschool with
a lot to
offer,"comments Roth.
The
fact thatthe students realize this
is the|
momentum needed
to
make the']'Hurstcollegeexperienced
the|
best
it can
possibly
be.
r.

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