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INSIDE ON PAGE 2|HURST STUDENTS MARCH
IN
WASHINGTON PROTESTINSIDE ON PAGE
5
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VOL. 63 NO. 5 MERCYHURST COLLEGE, GLENWOOD HILLS, ERIE, PA 16546WEDNESDAY OCTOBER
18,11989
CHECK
OUT
Thursday, Oct 19 g
8 p.m. Poof tourney
in
the
studentsunion.;,
Friday
Oct. 20
\
3
The Little Theatre production
of
^Berlin
To
Broadway
With|Kurt
Weill" opens
at 8
p.m. The castincludes two
'Hurst
students; KathyBaker,
Debbie
Schmidt.
. _
The Illusions of Stuart
and
Lori willappear
at
the
Zurn Auditorium
8
p.m.
Saturday, Oct
21
| |
The
D'Angelo
visiting artists pres-ents
a
two-day cross-disciplinary
Asta Magna Academy
fin
Zurn
Recital
on the theme of the restora|tion
of
England begining
9:45 a.m.
(see inside
for
details)
I
The Laker {football team hostsGeneva at 1 p.m.The Laker mens soccer team hosts
Alderson
Broaddus
at
11
p.m.The Laker
womens
soccer teamhosts Bethany at
2
p.m.'•Berlin
To
Broadway With Kurt
Weill"
a
little theatre productionstarts
at 8
D.m.
Sunday,Oct
22
I.
;
Asta-
Magna Academy
recom-
mences
in
Zurn recital hall
at
2:30
p.m.
f I
(see inside for details)
4
'Berlin
To
Broadway With KurtWeill" plays again at 2:30
p.m^
Tuesday, Oct 24
§
1 f
This weeks film
for
discussion
is
"Othello"
and starts at
8
p.m.in the Zurn recital hall.
|
Wednesday, Oct 24
8
p.m.*l
Sullivan Hall Pyschologyclub meeting.
Construction
on
new
student
union
delayed because designs not
ready
By Maria KellyStaff ReporterConstruction on the new
$2
million stu-dent union has been delayed by four monthsand is expected to be smaller than originallyproposed, according to
MaU
Triola, presidentof Mercyhurst Student Government
I
Construction, which was planned to beginthe
end
of
October,
is
now
scheduled
for
February.
The
delay
has
been caused
by'
Architects' not being
able
to get all necessaryinput from those involved
in
the new union,according to Mercyhurst president Dr. Wil-liam P. Garvey.
W
Triola cited the reason
for
the delay
as
a
design problem. The post office and
book-
store were designed too small, and ramps fortrucks to deliver mail to the post office, were
omited
from the plans.Problems with building space and finan-cial
difficulties,
have made
it
necessary
to
modify the original size
of
the union,
Triola
explained.
The
new union, which
will
be named
after
Sr.
Carolin
Herman, a former dean and presi-dent
of
Mercyhurst college, is to be
a
three-story building situated on the bluff next to thecampus center overlooking the grotto, he said.
'
'There
are still questions about the typeof building
we*re
going to build," said TomBillingsly, director
of
administration
He
added, however, that it will most likely
be
anA-frame with
a
lodge theme. The side over-
looking
the grotto will be glass. The bottomfloor will open onto the grotto.The
new
building will contain
a
great
|room
with
a
fireplace
for
social gatherings
land
parties, a smaller all purpose party room,reading rooms, meeting rooms,
the
cove with
|
a game room,
a
post office,
a
bookstore,
a
chapel, student government offices and cam-pus ministry.
tThe
design committe
is
alsothinking
of
including
a
small hair cuttingsalon
or
convenience store, according
to
Billingsly.
*
f
The design committee
is
to
meet againDec. 1 to discuss final plans on the structureand layout
of
the building.
The
idea for a new
student
union was firstproposed
last
year by Dr. Garvey. MSG wasapproached and asked if they wanted
the
newunion, according to Tod George, MSG treas-urer.
.|, •
;
"Dr.
Garvey wanted support from
us in
two ways. He wanted us to be responsible forthe purchase and upkeep
of
the
furniture.
Healso wanted
a
show
of
support for the boardof trustees, that we were really interested in
a
new union," George explained.
*
The
nextstep
was to form
a student designcommittee. The commitee visited various
£
*w?
V
¥
(Number 1) located next(Number
2).
Driveway leads past St. Lukes (Numb<
different colleges over
the
summer to pick upsome 'ideas. These colleges, according
to
George, included John Carrol, Penn StateBerhend, and Frcdonia."If MSG was not willing to support theunion then
it is
quite possible the Board
of
Trustees might have seen it
as
a sign that thestudents did not want it,'' said George.' Thetrustees
at
the time were considering
a
sta-dium,
a
swimming pool,
a
new library, butbecause the union got
the
most support, it gotthe $2 million."I
|
The cost of paying for and upkeep of thefurniture will come
to
somewhere between$100,000 and $150,000, which is about 5%of the total; MSGwastoldthatthey could payback
the
money over
a
five-year period
-
$25,000
a
year.?
J
"That
is 25%
of MSG*sbudget, which isequivalent
to
the!
special projects fund
of
$20,000 and the union capitalization expenseof $5,000/
J
Georgesaid.« u
g
]
The special projects fund is used to bringin bands, pay
for D
J.'
s,
and
buy things for thecampus. The money could have come fromhere, but according to George, the main criti-cism about MSG was that they had not doneenough for students in the past"Our concern was,
if
the way MSG hasbeen spending money
in the
past
^hasn't
worked, how can we
take
25% of our budget
and
allocate
it
to
something that
is
a
yearaway," George explained.
f
George then
went
on to explain the differ-ent financing plans
he
developed. Someincluded
a
student government fee increase;others did not.
I&
The body finally voted on
a
fee increase.
'
'We
figured that
for $5 more a
term this year,and
a
$5 increase next year, we could pay off
the money without sacrificing studentactivities,
9
' George said.«y The financing plan was based
on 1,200
studentsthat pay
the
student government fee.A $ 15 fee increase
for
1,200
students raises$18,000. Next year's $5 addition will raisethe contribution to the fund to $24,000.
No
further fee increases are proposed.MSG will have to come up with an addi-tional $3,000
a
year.This will come out oftheir budget, according to George."The reason why we're paying less thisyear than the other years is because we didn'tthink it was fair to this year's seniors to pay asmuch for something they will probably never
see,"
George said. f $If admissions drop
in the
future,
the
administration will have
to
granttMSG
an
extra year to pay off the money, or the fee willhave
to
be raised again, according to George.
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PAGE
2The Merciad
85$®
OCTOBER
18,1989
HURSTSTUDENTSMARCHON D.C. TOPROTEST HOMELESSNESS. HUNGER
By Becky JohnsonMerciad
staff
reporter
f
Despaired, lonely, depressed,poverty-stricken, and homeless arecharacteristics of over three million
people in the
U.S.
The numbers areincreasing constantly because of thedecrease in welfare grants. Stu-dents, activists,
(
social
workers,congressmen, and homeless fromacross the
U.S.
gathered
in
front
of
the
Capitol
for their annual "Hous-ing Now"
rally on
October 7th.
AMercyhurst
Alumna,
Daria Kuzminmentioned the march
to
me and
weorganized the trip. There were eightof
us
from Erie including
an
abusedwife and
her
eight-year-old son(both of which are living at theHospitality House-a
shelter
forwomen). We stayed
at
the AmericanUniversity for their
Annual
StudentCampaign Against Hunger andHomeless Conference. There wediscussed the problems of societyand our responsibility in changingthem.
%
The
Conference
was
three daysof speakers and subgroups discuss-ing the problems of society and
what each
person
is able to
do. I wasamazed
at the response
and
the
stu-dents interest in helping
the
better-ment of society. The feeling I re-ceived from the group was over-whelming.October 7th marked the march
to
the
Capitol where
everyone gath-ered to expressed the need for theincrease in federal funding forhousing.
Over
40 celebrities
were
there tosupport the
march
such as TracyChapman, Stevie Wonder, and
Star
ship. Richard Celeste men-tioned that the federal government
had
\
found the money to help thevictims of Hurricane
Hugo
but notthe homeless. Jesse Jackson de-clared the fact that federal govern-ment has cut back dramatically onsubsidizing housing funds duringReagansyears.
*
Since 1981 there,
has
been adecrease of
76%.
The enthusiasmgrew and dispersed across thecrowd. The National park officials
state
that there
were 35,000
people,but the organizers of the rallyclaimed there were
250,000
whenactual number was somewhere in
the
middle.
The
first
step in finding
a solution
to
a problem is awarenesswhich was expressed in Washing-ton.
"Berlin
to
Broadway'
airing at Mercyhurst
By Theresa
Kloecker
Merciad
News
EditorBerlin to Broadway
with
KurtWeill will begin its
showing
arthelittle Theater in
Weber §Hall
onFriday Oct 20 at
8
pan.This play replaces The MerryWidow which was scheduled toappear during this time.
"Not
enough people auditioned, youcannot create a show without a
cast,"
Igor Stalsky, assistantpro-
fessor
of theater,
said.
The MerryWidow needs at least 18 membersfor the cast and only 14 studentsauditioned, Stalsky explained.
The
cast of
the
play consists of,Debbie Schmidt and Kathy Bakerboth Mercyhurst students, and JeffLitiec, John Burton, and DavidDurst, all from
the
Erie community."Out of
the 14
students who audi-tioned,
only seven were
stage mate-rial," Stalsky said.
The
scheduling of the auditionsfor The Merry Widow, and thereplacement of
the
play ran as fol-lows: Auditions were held onThursday Sept
14
and Friday Sept
15.
Six people auditioned eachnight according to students thatwere present
In
the
Thursday
nightgroup there
were three
females
and
three males.The students received informa-tion on the play being cancelledbecause there {was not a largeenough cast by Monday Sept
18.
And the play was replaced and
re-
cast with two
Mercyhurst
studentsby Wednesday,
Sept
20.
The notice
that all
the students received in theirmailboxes said
that they
were going
to
be considered for another play
inthe
future.
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The three male leads neverauditioned for theirparts,accordingto Paul Lukach, a senior who hasappeared in other theater produc-tions at Mercyhurst Stalsky said
they
did.
Most
of
the
students whoauditioned for the play have ques-tioned Stalsky's choice of castmembers and of
the
play."The Little Theater is
not.
acommunity
theater.
If it
is a
college
thing it
should
be open
to the collegefirst and the community second/'Lukach said. " The way eventshappened, their quickness, almostmakes me believe
he
had reschedul-ing and the cast in the back of hismind even before auditions*
took
place,'' Lukach added.
"It
upsets me that Stalsky is
going
for perfection,
and
the public
does
not expect
it,''
Lukach
said.
If
he is as good
a director
as he
wantspeople to believe
he
is;
he should
be
able
to model a
cast
 from
hose thataudition," Lukach
asserted.
The
enthusiasm for a good stu-dent production
was
there, Lukach,and Terri Biss, who auditioned forthe play said. Biss, a sophomore,added that this
was
the first
time
shehad auditioned for a college playand
she was
nervous, but
she really
wanted to do
the
play.Lukach
has been in
two produc-tions at
Mercyhurst,
Our Town
andPippin. Pippin had
a
large cast anda chorus and only seven peoplewere in
the
show, Lukach said. Heexplained that the cast doubled asthe chorus when they weren't onstage with a part
\
Why not work with the re-sources
and*build
up
the college
rather than going to the commu-nity?'
Lukach
questioned.
Collegeis supposed
to be a
ime
o have
fun,build riendships,and build charac-ter. This play would have been achance
to do
so,
but
it
wasn't givena chance, according
to
Lukach.
6
The showings for Berlin toBroadway with Kurt Weill are:Friday
Oct 20 8
p.m., Saturday Oct21 8 p.m., and Sunday Oct 22
2:30m
p.m. There are also show-ings from Oct 26-28
au8
p.m.Student and senior citizen admis-sion is
$4.
Adult admission is $6.
Parent's Weekend
Schedule
Friday,October 20
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.y Registration Chapel Foyer7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Welcome Reception Chapel Foyer
8:00p.m.'
The Magic of Stuart and
Lori" Zurn Recital Hall8:00 p.m. Berlin to Broadway with Kurt Weill Little
r
Theater
Saturday, October 21 1
10:00 a.m.
-1:00
p.m. Registration Sullivan Hall
11:00
a.m.
-1:00
p.m. Faculty Reception Sullivan Hall
11:30
a.m.
-1:00
p.m.
fLuncheon
Buffet Egan Dining Hall12:30 p.m.
-1:00
p.m. Shuttles to Football Game
leaving
Baldwin Hall }
1:00
p.m. Mercyhurst v. Geneva College Football GameVeteran's Stadium
2:00p.m.
Mercyhurst Women's Soccer v. Bethany CollegeSoccer field67830 p.m. Cocktails Shrine Club 2525
W.*38th
St.15 p.m. Dinner(parents& students) Shrine Club00 p.m. Berlin to Broadway with Kurt Weill LittleTheater9:00 p.m.
-1:00
a.m. Dance
to the
music of DJ. John ShrineClub
Open to
ALL
Sunday,October 22
11:00
a.m.
Mass
Christ
the King
Chapel
12:00 noon
Brunch Egan Dining Hall
QUERIESOVERSHOWCASE
By Holly
Fulmer
Merciad staff
reporterMercyhurst
Little Theater about4-5 years ago adopted
what!
isknown as the National.
PlaywrightshowcaseTThis was
terminated
last
summer. A student asked aboutentree
fees
and whether or not thesewere returned since the
Showcase
isno longer in existance. 1However,
according ^
to IgorStalsky, Theater Professor, therewere no entree fees involved,
add-
ing that only in a case
where j
astudent wanted to have
his/her
playevaluated was there a fee.The Showcase! was; organizedby an outside group.
It
was intendedto introduce
original!plays
to theschool, and it
sometimes
generated200-400 plays each year. Later it
was
narrowed
down to
about
10-15
recommended
plays f
which
|
werejudged by Paul Iddings, formerTheater Professor
and
Stalsky him-self
% l
'S talsky
said
what
he thought theproblem was,
* These
plays mightbe the best of the batch, but some-times
the best
of the batch
shouldn't
be produced."
•.
He said that themajor success of
the
Showcase has
a lot to
do with the plays
Tomatoesin Beer" and
"Driven
to Acts ofKindness" which were submittedby Randall Silvis. The other
plays
"didn't
measure
up,"
according toStalsky.
I
' 'If
Showcase
had gained pcr-
stige
for the school
or
had generatedgood audience response, it
would
have been
kept,"
Stalsky said.Mercyhurst lost
$5,000 last
summer because of
it,
but
the Show-
case in general was nota
loss.Silvissaid he
has
no regrets, because oneof the funcitons of the NationalPlaywright was to seek out goodwriters
and
establish recognition
of
them, and that objective was met*
It
gave Randy the recognition
and
the opportunity
to
sharpen his skillsas a
playwrite,"Stalsky
said.In the future, Mercyhurst willuse familiar
nlavs
for production.
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18,1989
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By Robi TaylorMerciad staff movie criticSex, Lies, And Videotape!Director - Steven SoderberghStarring - James Spader andAndie Macdowell jj
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Rated - RThis last weekend gave us TheFriday|the 13th virus, the stockmarket dropping 190 points, and thesuper tides in Charleston whichwere all blamed
on the
timing of thelatest Friday the13thand the full
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enjoyed!myself.
In-stead,^ sat with about 100 otherpeople, including movie critic DaveRichards of the Erie Times, andwatched the curse of October
13,
1989 rear its ugly head again withthe worstmovieof
the
year.I can|see why the producerchose that particular day to releasethis movie.
At
least this
way he
hasa built in excuse for the way themovie turned out f
,
Thestory,(Whatthere was of astory) was about four people whospend about one hour and 47 min-utes trying to get each other intobed; It's just too bad that they allsuceeded.If
one
ofthemhad failedmaybe then at least that
one
personmight have been interesting.Graham, played jby JamesSpader, uses women,including
sis-
ters Anne and Cynthia, by videotap-ing them talking about their intimatesex lives as a sexual hobby. Theentire movie is based
on
those tapesand his relationship with the womenin the movie. Other than that, thismovie has no plot at
all.
m
p
In
addition to the lack of a story,the acting left a lot
to
be desired andit actually made me feel like I waswatching a badly made version ofRyan's Hope.The director, Steven Soder-bergh, could
not be
held entirely toblame. A movie this bad can onlycome from the combined efforts ofeveryone involved from the pro-ducer to the script holders.
I
includethe script holders because withoutthem the actors would not have beenable get
any
of the lines they forgotand that would have delayed therelease for some
time.
%
At the begining of the film Annetells her therapist that all she canthink about when her husbandtouches her is the unwanted LongIsland garbage barge from a fewyears
ago.
I should have taken thatas a sign that they were actuallygiving a preview about what themovie is going to be like.The bad thing about a movie likeSex,
Lies,
And Videotapes
is
that itwill probably make a lot of money.That is, at least until!word getsaround mat it
is
not even worth theprice of admission at Mercyhurstnight at the Eastway. fMy Rating 15/100
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