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The Merciad, Jan. 21, 1988

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I
VOL.
61 NO. 13
MERC YHURST
COLLEGE, GLENWOOD
HILLS,ERIE,
PA. 16546THURSPAY, JANUARY
21,1988
AcademiciCelebration ?Covers
Current
Otssues
Russian
defector
and former KGB majorStanislav
Levchenko
enlightened
Mer-
cy
hurst about life inRussia.
By Brenda LoweMerciad staff reporterMercyhurst College is celebrating itssecond academic celebration
with
an
open
ing
lecture
on
*'Medical
Ethics" by Dr.
John
M.
Lincourt,
professor of philosphy, from theUniversity of North Carolina, at 7:30 p.m.Monday in
the
Zurn Recital Hall.
> *p
Lincourt is a biomedical
ethicist,
with a
Ph.D.
in Philosophy. He also works at theCharlotte Memorial Hospital and MedicalCenter. He is a pre-ceptor
in
ethics.
;His
job entails being
on
call
when
a nurse,doctor, or other hospital official isn't surehow to deal with a particular case.
|£"I
help them get on the
right
path,Lincourt said.
"I'm
working
with
\
people
who've got to decide and many times theyonly have 20 minutes to
make
a decision.How did Lincourt become interested in
»»
> >
medical
ethics?v
"I
was
a
medical brat,"
he
said.
"1
come
from
a family of physicians and grew
up
with
all the medical vocabulary, jargon, and gut-
teral
humor."
| .*
The celebration
which?
will
runs
fromMon., Jan.
25,
through Wed., Jan. 27, will
Two
speakers show
the
true spirit of Mercyhurst*s Academicevent I
* *•'-•
r
l
feature a number of noted
speakers
in
severaldisciplines. They include: Paulette DiAngi,RN and director of adult division of
Hamot
Community Mental Health Center, will lec-ture on
stress
and
stress management
on
Jan.
26 at 9
a.m.
in Zurn
213.
feA lecture on major corporate strategiesundertaken to keep America competitive bycopying the Japanese managerial concept willbe given by John Kelsch, director of qualityat Xerox International,! at
2:30 p.m.
in Zurn
214.
i
i
News
photo-journalist,
Rich-
ard
Forsgren, will
have
his
works
displayedon Jan.
25th
at 3 p.m. in the
first floor galleryin Zurn.
*' The
Detective as Historian: the Reinves-tigation of the Lindbergh Case," a lecture,
will
be presented by
Jim
Fisher,
author
of TheLindbergh Case and an associate professorof criminal justice at
Edinboro
University, at3:30
p.m.
in Zurn114.
| ICleta
Trambley, a public health nursefrom
the
Erie
County Department of Health,
will
lecture on "Aids:
a Need
for Education"at 3:30 p.m. in Main 312."Voices in
Dissent,"
an anti-war docu-mentary which was produced to raise thevoices of people
in
the western world
who
arefighting America's foreign interventions,poverty and nuclear escalations,
will be
pre*sented by Timothy Winbush, student presi-dent of the Assosciation of Black Collegians,at
7 p.m.
in Main 206.
Lyle
Davidson, Harvard University andthe New England Conservatory of Music,will lecture on "Making Artistic LearningVisible: Music, a case Study," at 7:30 p.m.in Zurn 114.
v
*I
Robert J. Christian, vice-president andchief economist at
the
Provident NationalBank of Philadelphia, will provide an in-depth look at
the
stock market
crash
of 1987
and
forecast the market stability in ZurnRecital Hall at
8
p.m.A lecture entitled "Toward a New Ren-aissance: the Impact of Space Exploration onCulture" will
be
presented
by
Jeffrey Fiske,a candidate in theatre history and
critcism
atOhio State University, at
10
a.m|in
Zurn
114on
Jan. 27.
|.
4
'The
role of fiction
writers
in
contempo-rary society," a discussion of the* state offiction in American society
and the role
of thewriter,
will be presented
by
Jack
Kuniczak,
v\<-
-33fc
•*.w
5W >
This year's keynote
speaker,
Dr.
John M.Lincourt
nominee for the Nobel prize in literature, at10:30
am.
in
the
Heritage
room.
|
Peter Grimaldi, director of Hamot'sSports Medicine Center, will lecture on "Isrunning all it's hyped
up
to be?"
at
1 p.m.
inZurn114.f
"Who will
get^
White
House or a
woman
in Rome? *'
will
bepresented by Paula Oddis, graduate of the
school
of divinity of Yale University, at 1:30p.m. in Egan 1.
*
I
%
"The truth about the broadcast industryand
your role in
it"
will be
presented
by
RayOtis, New York City
syndicated
radio per-
sonality
 
at
2:30 p.m.
in Zurn114.
%
Tony and
Kathy
Ferralli, representatives
of the Ferralli
Corporation,
will
demonstrate
the
most innovative uses of video disc tech-nology at
4
p.m.
in
Zurn 114.
f
"Bade
to Basics: Cultural Literacy" is
the
last lecture of the celebration
and
it
will
be
given by Joseph F.
Kett,
co-author of Cul-
tural Literacy with
E.D.Hirsch,
Jr.,
at
8 p.m.
in
Sullivan Hall. A reception will follow thelecture in
the
Egan
Dining Hall.Other events ranging
from
food demon-strations, workshops, and
dance recitals
arescheduled for
'he
celebration.
INSIDE:Phonathon, pg. 2Personality Profile,
pg. 6*
FMlDraws
Closer,
pg.
7
I
 
PAGE
2The MerciadJANUARY
21,1988
HRIM Occupies New Sullivan
Hall Facility In 1988
Mercyhurst College's Sullivan Hall under
construction. The construc-tion was slated
to be
completed
by the
beginning of the 1987-88, but was
delayed
by the
weather.
The building
was
dedicated
on
December
10,1987. '
3 W
.
!
f
By Jill
Chiccarino
Merciad staff reporter
On
December
10,1987 the
new
Hotel Restaurant and InstitutionalManagement Facility was dedicated
with
an unusual ribbon cutting cere-mony. The students
from the
HRIMdepartment together created a rib-bon made from vegetables for thespecial occasion.The new facility was designedby the faculty members after invit-ing some of
the
top rated culinaryschool
in
the
country.
Including
the
Culinary Institute of America. JohnWolper, director
of!
the
HRIMdepartment
5
at Mercyhurst ex-plained,
"Mercyhurst's
design
is
acombination of
the
best kitchens wevisited."
Daryl
Georger,
assistant direc-tor of
the
HRIM
department,
drew
up
the actual
blueprints
for
the
FoodProduction Lab.
"We
needed todesign a Food Production Lab thatwould serve the needs of our presentstudents but
that also
had
the poten-
tial
to
accommodate
the
anticipatedgrowth of our program," saidGeorger.In
die
instructional area of thelab students
are able
to observe bothdemonstrations of culinary tech-niques as well as lectures.
|
Theproduction area includes a chiefsunit, steam table,
high-powered
commercial microwave oven, andrefrigeration. Another station of thelab is the baking station,
*
whichincludes special equipment andwork area for
the
students.
"In
the
lab
we
stress
mobility and the flexi-bility necessary for the growth ofthe department
We
also stressed thequality of equipment to provide ourstudents with the finest learningenvironments possible," Georgersaid.
I
£
Mercyhurst's
J
HRIM depart-ment
has
achieved one of the high-est honors attainable by a privatecollege or university involved inHRIM
education.?
The MarriotCorporation named Mercyhurst'sHRIM program number one in the
Sullivan
Hall
after
completion.
nation in
a;
recent {publication.Mercyhurst students are receivingone of the best educations in thecountry.
jtt a
r
&
* |
When commenting
on the
Mar-riot rating
Wolper
explained, "Wecan be humble and proud,
Ibut
wemust never
assume that
we can
staythere." In
shortJthere
is alwaysroom for growth and improvementwithin
the
program.Wolper commented that
he
wouldlike
to
speak
on
behalf of
die
HRIMFaculty in saying that they are"very thankful to the MercyhurstAdministration and the
Boards
of
Trustees for supporting the HRIMDepartment in their project"
Director Sees Volunteers lAs \Key To Phonathon Success
By Matthew J. ClarkMerciad EditorSoon, Mercyhurst alumni willhear
»that
now familiar Januaryjingle in their homes as the 1988Phonathon gets under way, Jan. 24
-
Feb.4.
|^
i
This
year
marks
the eighth year
for
the annual fundraiser,
which
has
a goal of $55,000. The theme forthis year's Phonathon is "Cash InFor Mercyhurst College:Phonathon '88.
4
This
is
one of
the
ways
that weannually ask alumni to give to
die
alumni annual fund," said TomDore, director of alumni relations atMercyhurst Other ways Mer-cyhurst employs to gain contribu-tions
are
mail solicitations
as
well
as
personal
solicitations.
<
As a prelude to the phonathon,
alumni are sen t letters before the
endoffthe calendar year should theydecide to
make
a donation and takeadvantage of
jthe
tax
benefits *
ofdoing
so,
But
Dore
stressed that hedoesn't feel that the alumni give toMercyhurst for their own benefit"They (alumni) don't give forthe tax
benefit*'
he said. "Theygive because they
believe ?in
theinstitution."The annual alumni fund whichthe phonathon contributes to is usedfor scholarships
and, as
Dore
put it,
! 'the
area of greatest need
as
desig-nated by the college."The goal of $55,000 is $5,000
less than
last year's
goal of
$60,000,but when combined
With
the$10,840 already raised duringDecember's Parent's Phonathon,
the
total, if the goal is reached, willbe over $65,000.
The
money
raised
by
the
Parent's Phonathon showedan increase of over
$3,400
from theprevious year."The parents
are
sacrificing a
lotto send
their children to a privatecollege," Dore said.
"It's
a verypositive commentary that 25-30percent of our parents are givingbeyond what they're
paying
in tui-tion.
||
As
usual, there
will
be
teams
of
callers competing for prizes. Theteam that raises
the
most money will
win
$200, with second place receiv-ing $100 and third place,
$50.
Ev-
eryone
who
volunteers
their time to
the
Phonathon
will
receive a free t-shirt This year, there will also beadditional prizes
for die
top
individ-
ual
pledge-getters
in
the
form of giftcertificates. Last year, Phi EtaSigma won the top prize, with
HSMA
coming
in
second,
followedby Circle
K.
These three teams will
be competing again.When asked if this year's goalwas achievable, Dore
responded,'
I
didn't
think we'd reach it
last
year,and we
did.
I'm not sure if
we
canreach it this year,
but'I'm
alwaysoptimistic. We're
getting
a
lot
moredonations from our letter (sent inDecember) than ever before."Fifteen individual phone lineswill be installed in the Blue Roomfor this
event?
I
Dore
pointed out that it was thevolunteers who made thePhonathon such
a
success
last year.
'
'The reason we did
so
well last
year was because of a tremendousamount of volunteer help,'' he said.One hundred and sixty five volun-teers worked last year's Phonathon,including faculty, administration,alumni and students."
$
j
Dore felt
thatjj
that kind of re-sponse again this year would makethe Phonathon a success once again."If we can get that again thisyear, I'm convinced we can reachour goal," he said.Dore suggested
|that
thePhonathon is a good way for stu-dents to learn what some ofMercyhurst's alumni^ are like.Those who wish to volunteer theirservices to the Phonathon shouldcontact the Alumni Relations office,or
Tom
Dore at ext 538.
Phonathon
workerCindy
Suroviec.
 
JANUARY 21,1988
The Merciad
Student Government -Political Organization
7
For those
of you who haven't heard
the latest
news,
the
Mercyhurst
Student Go>
cancelled
their
meeting
this past Sunday because
of
the Cleveland Browns
game. Ifa statement
about the importance
of the government, as
regarded by the
officers,
I
dowhat
is!
^
i-t*
The officers of our
Student
Government
get paid
(not badly,
either) to be just that -
officersof the Student Government
When
they accepted
the
job,
they knew their Sunday nights
wouldbe committed to meetings. If
the
meeting
had to
be affected
at
all, why wasn't
the time
and/or date changed immediately? Futhermore, why weren't all the student representativesinformed of
the
cancelled meeting? A "political" organization such as this should not relyon the Mercyhurst grapevine
to
pass on information.It is just
an
assumption that the government will be having a
mcctimg
on Super BowlSunday since
the
Browns lost
the
game, but one can't be sure.
Name withheld by
request.
The
negative ramifications
incurred upon me would be too
strongto ignore.
v
.
An Opportunity To Share Experiences
Dear
Editor
I am an
incarcerated
Caucasian
male, age40, who desires correspondenceor female college students. I want to form a
 friendly
 relationship and
m
exchange past experiences and ideas. I will answer all letters and
excha
interested, write
to
Box B-38604, Florence, Arizona«85232.Sincerely yours,
JimJeffersEd
itors' Note: Many people have noted such letters appearing
in
The
Merciad
this year,and have questioned the propriety of including them in a Catholic college newspaper.
In
our opinion, there
is
no better place
for
such letters.
In the
Catholic tradition,
we ha ve
been taught to be forgiving and to
see
the good in all. In addition, college is a place
to
learn. For the narrow-minded few,
this
means strictly "booklearning.'
*
Unfortunately,!in our lives we won't
havdjbooks
to guide us, and we have to rely on experience. Anopportunity
to
correspond with someone of a different background broadens
our
fieldof experience.
To
better
serve our
readers,
we
feel
that it is
our responsibility
to provide
such ODDortunities.
T I
At the last meeting of the Mercyhurst College Senate onJanuary11,1988,it
was
decided
that
the following amendmentto the Senate Constitution will be voted upon at the February
1,1988
meeting of
the
Senate:In a
given academic
year,
Senate members will have no
morethan two absences from
Senate
meetings. Upon the thirdabsence,
the
delinquent member
will be removed
from Senatemembership if two-thirds of
the Senate votes to do
so.
The
Constitution
as it now
standscommittee members from
standing committees
doesmembersIf you have a comment or question about the prop(amendment, please see your Senate
 representative.
 The
Warm Weather Only
Source
Of Briggs Snow Removal
*•
Dear
Editor
4
I
would like to
take this
opportunity
to
voice, not only
my own
opinion,
but
that of
man
Briggs Ave.
Apartment
Residents: snow removal (or
the lade
of
such
action).The warm weather
this
past week
is the
only reason that
we are now able to tread on sno
and ice-free pavement If
it
never got warm, we
would
be trudging through snowdrifts
an
sliding on ice for
the
entirety of Winter.
%
My question, then, is where
are
the
people who
should
be assigned to shovel^plow the
snovespecially at the Briggs Apartments???
i
r
I would think that the Building Manager of the respective apartment buildings
shoul
possess
the
necessary equipment
(salt and a
shovel)
in order to
keep
the sidewalks and
step
safe for
everyone. Considering that the Building Manager
is paid
a salary,
in addition to livin
rent-free, one would think
that at
least minimal responsibilities would be required of
them
Since
this
is a
matter
of
student
safety and
accident
prevention,
I am quite
confident
Uu
this situation will not
persist
beyond
the
next snowfall.
members!of
the 1987-88 Mercyhurst I
A
Briggs
Apartment ResidentCollege Senate:Joe Arcadi
Jean-Marc
BaierTom
Billingsley
Diana
Bohl
Irene BrownMike CampbellPaul
Cefrick
Scott Donnelly
Daryl
GeorgerMichael GoodBonnie HallMarilynn JewellMike KellyJeanLavin*
Ernest
MautheGary MyersLuke RuppelMary SnyderAmy WardJohn Widecan
^Faculty
Dance Performance
At The
'Hurst^
'
'Rendezvous at the Stage
Door,
1
'
a faculty dance recital at Mercy
hurst College,
will
be given on Sun., Feb. 7 at 1 p.m. in
Zum
Recital Hall on the Mercyhurst CollegeCampus.
I
Instructors
June Hines
and Charon Battles
will
be
performing
along
with Mercyhurst
student John Graves
and
a guest
performer from
Dallas,
John
Merrifield. Selections from
'
'Para
and Bess:''
'Dying
Swan,
9
'
and'
* Chorus
Line,
1
'
as well
as'
'Rendezvous at theStage
Door
9
are among the pieces
being
presented. Backing up the
dancers
will be
vocalists Elisa Goserud
and
John
Burton, pianist
Shirley
Steiner,
and
percussionist MarkMarchant with his ensemble.
I
Admission is free
and the
public is welcome.
For more information
about
this or
any other cultural
events being held
atMercyhurstCollege,please call 825-0200.

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