Vandalism affects library
a razor blade. If
up to $100
saysDavid Pinto, director
the vandalism ofreference books
the library.The stir in the library is causedby those students who choose tocome to the library with the inten-tions of collecting reference mate-rial; however, they come
arazor blade, not
Pinto thinks that some studentsintentionally; destroy books
A list of account holds, postedby social security number on theRegistrar's office door, shouldeliminate
problem.The registration process startslong
students register in theBlue Room.
don't realizethe amount of work that goes intomaking up a class schedule," Hallsaid.It takes about six weeks to or-ganize a class schedule. Accordingto Hall,
professors' courses aresubmitted to the academic
office and reviewed by academicdean, Michael
and assis-tant dean, SisterMarcia.
the courses are approvedby the dean they're sent, to the
office where classroomsare assigned
territo-ries to meet the
needsHall explained.Next, the courses are punchedinto a computer
ready forpublishing. A schedule is thenmade into hard copy and proofedagainst
dean submitted,Hall said.Last, the schedule is sent to the
final class scheduleis stacked
the registrar's office forstudents, according to Hall.
The registrar's office receivessupport
he Mercy hurst com-munity all through the registrationprocess.
Hall said that
many parentsof registering freshmen commenton how smoothly summer registra-
; • ^ •
lot of support fromthe academic dean's office," Hallsaid. "They give you immediatesolutions
solutions,'' assistant regis-trar, Marilyn Moore, added.During registration, presidentDr. William Garvey even looks inon them. "The president sticks hishead
registration," Hall said.
one is closed out the chances are
you can find a solution to
problem," Hall said.Mercy
registration systemcompares favorably with Gannonand Behrend.Gannon's registration systemTor
students is similar to the'Hurst. They
advancedregistration with seniorsfirst,thenjuniors, etc.
Instead of having a class go atthe same time however, they give
different registrationtimes,according to Toner?"Stu-
time of their registration," Toner
Gannon puts nine groupsthrough a day with each group
30-60 students wait-ing
an hour to register Tonerexplained.To break up the monotony ofstanding in line, Gannon providesrefreshments in the commons areawhere their four terminals are run-ning, Toner said.Refreshments
of coffeeand donuts in the morning with
after-noon, according to Toner.
also provides entertain-ment for students. "Last
westarted something new. We gave
away drawings from local mer-chants/ ' Toner said.If
class is closed out during astudent's registration, the courseprofessor's signature will get themback
the class, according toToner
$Behrend's registration'system,which takesdays,
entirely differ-ent from Mercy hurst and Gannon.Their larger enrollment makes itimpossible to register students the
with the class schedule, a spokes-woman
he registration office,Diane Nowacinski, said.
receive advanceregistration cards from their advi-sors,
their course choices, Nowac-
turn theircards in first
juniors, etc. sheadded.
Students do not receive their
they hand in theirregistration cards. According toNowacinski, students all have
listof whats being offered, they
t know what
print outschedule, students can change itduring- a schedule adjustments pe-riod or a drop/add period, Nowac-inski
•If students are closed-out of aclass,two signatures are needed
get the desired class. "Students
instructor's signature and adivision head's signature duringschedule;adjustments and drop/add,'' Nowacinski said.other reference
need, while othersdo so thoughtlessly and carelessly,not realizing just how
crime is.As a result of the damages, newmaterials, although quite available,are restricted because the library hasto replace mutilated books.Through the sacrifices in newmaterials necessary to pay for thereplacement of
materi-als they need.
unfortunate situation thatPinto says occurs on every collegecampus, and
ongoing prob-lem which needs to be resolved."
member of the Mercy hurstfaculty, English department direc-tor Dr. Gary Myers, has experi-mented with an approach to re-search that
supplying sev-eral references
as well ashaving students
research duringclass, the students not only gain abetter understanding
material, but also gain access to
they need.Myers doesn't understand
reasoning behind the vandalism."It is not arbitrary vandalism, butstudents seem to feel it's the onlyway
it"Myers says he feels that thecause of the problem
copying machines and thestudents' lack of money and/ortime.
However, as Pinto points out,there are two copying machines inthe library, one of which is in theperiodical room to make accessmore convenient for students.'
* We buy the materials for
whole operationis gearedfor-them,"Pinto says,explaining how
unnecessary j die
vandalism is.In addition to making the re-sources available, as Pintostates,'
believe in unrestricted access toinformation,''
also responsiblefor their protection.He said that the library publi-cizes
institutes$100 fines for each offense. Thisprocess is enforced by StudentServices.All library materials are treatedbefore being checked out, and aresent through the library's securitydetection system by the door.Reflecting on the situation,Pinto says, "We can always im-prove: we can always set better."
Health Faira success
By Margaret CoffeyMerciad staff
Health Fair, held
12 in the
Union,was a large success according to Larry Kozlowski, director of the
rair inciuaea cnoiesteroi
pressure testing,and glaucoma screening.
The Fair also provided material
and expertson a wide variety of health related topics.The groups that had booths at the Fair included the Women'sCenter, Athleticare of Saint Vincent's Health Center, the AIDSCouncil of Erie, the Erie Center for the Blind, Diet Works of SaintVincent's Health Center, Campus Ministry and the Department ofEducation and Training
efforts of Kozlowski,
campus coordinator, and Joseph Wagner, Saint Vincent's HealthCenterCoordinator.
Chapter of Phi*
Sigma national honor society sent a dele-
biennialnational convention atthe University of Ak-
Oct. 14 to 16,
>& ,: 5
Lynn Sheffler and al-ternates Diane Conley
Sweterlitsch,as well as faculty ad-viser Bud Brown,en-joyed the opportunity
ministration of the so-ciety. |They also had thechance
ex-change ideas with dele-gates from chaptersacross the nation.