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Fashion Show Exhibits an Evening of Style
By
Chris Wloch
News Editor
Freshman Ryan
Nigro,
above, shows off
a
suit
 from
 J.
Riggings
Below, Freshmen
Julie Breedlove (L) and
Quincy Jones
stmt their
At 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21, afall fashion show was held in the
Great Room
of
he
Hermann
Stu-
dent Union. The show featuredfour
different
scenes:
"Ready
forthe World" (career
wear),"Ca-
sualFriday"(casual wear), "Onthe
Go"
(sporty wear), and "Outon the
Town"
(formal evening
wear).
Nine students
 from
he
FashionPromotions class, here atMercy hurst
orga nized a nd ran
theevent which lasted 40 minutes.
S
Clarice Adams and Jennifer
Evans
;.
coordinated the
models*
Tyrolia
Jenkins and Gloria Gibsonhandled promotions.
Jen Jurczak
and
Kelly McLeskey were respon-sible for the music and decora-
tions.
Merchandise
selection wassupervised by Amy Johnston,
Maris
a
Rossetti,
and
Penny
Kish.
Johnston
was also
in charge of theentire show. She wrote the
com-
mentary and served as emcee forthe evening.According to Senior FashionMerchandising Major Clarice
1
Hurst Receives $100,000 Grant
By Todd
Zielinski
Merciad
News
Writer
Adams, more than a month ofplanning went into the organiza-tion of the fashion show. Twoweeks were spent on deciding thelocation and another two weekswent into working on the themeof the show which was
"Fashion
Around the
Clock."
Several different stores in the
mall
including J. Riggings, 5-7-9,
Eastern Mountain
Sports,
CasualCorner, Express, the Gap,Koenig's, Tuxedo Junction and
American Eagle lent
the
clothingwhich was
worn
by the
models.The show
was
pulled off
with-
out a full dress
lehersal
becausethe stores would not allow theclothes
to be
taken
until
the
day
ofthe show,
Johnston
said.
A
few weeks
back,
there was
anopen audition for models whowanted to take part in the show.
Among
the people who partici-
pated were Jacki
Barletto, RhondaBibbs, Nicole Boeke, JulieBreedlove,
Swan
Cee,
Ray
Colby,
\\
Amanda
DewaIt, Wanda Duck,Tony Favarula, Rob Gillooly,
Jonelle Giulianelli, AmandaHermann, Ryan Hug, DanielleJohnson, Quincy Jones, ShaneLemons, Ryan Nigro, KathleenOpresko,
Adrienne
Richard,Mariana Riley, Kevin Segedi,Cameron Washington, DemoyneWhite, Corey Zieziula,
and
Julie
Zdok.
J After the show was over,. Johnston expressed her satisfac-.
tion with
the end
result
"It
was a
. lot of
work,
definitely a team ef-
p
fort It
took
the
cooperation
of the! students in the?class,
die
mer-
SH
chants
and the
models.
Our
ad
vi-. sor, Marilyn Smith, basically
lei
.
us make
all
the
decisions
because
Hit's
a
senior level
Class,"
she
said.
Adams also said that she was
[^pleased
with
the outcome of allthe hard work.
"There
are a few
things
I
would
change
to
make
itbetter.
My
advice for
people nextyear s
 to
ake
more
ime.
 Overall,
we did a
good
job
and
I wa
s really
hannv
with the wa
v it
turned out"Experts have estimated
that
by-the year
2020,
one out of everyfour
kids in
high
schol
1
will
be
ofHispanic origin. Of them, 75%
who
are proficient in English willspeak Spanish as their first lan-guage. These statistics alone areenough to indicate that educatorsin this country must turn theirattention to bilingual education.Last
week,
the Special Educa-tion and Spanish departments at
Mercyhurst
were awarded a$100,000
grant from
the
U.S
De-partment of Education. Of
this,
$80,000 will be used for severalfull tuition scholarships and sti-pends for graduate students*Money will also be used to pro-vide books,
videos and
other
Spa ni
sh educational materials forthe library.
Dr.
Phillip
J
Belfioie, Directorof Graduate Special Education
and Alice
Edwards. AssociateProfessor
of Spa lush were
named
ihe co-directors of the
grant
Even-
tually, a
part-time
coordinator willbe hired
to set
up
practicums forstudents.
3
Mercyhurst was
in
competitionwith several Division I schools,but proved to be the best schoolfor this kind of three year pilotprogram. The
grunt
will be re-newed annually for three yearspending progress
 reports
 measur-ing student academic progress,field-based practicum perfor-mance,
community
needs surveysand annual post-graduate surveyinformation which will determinethe program's effectiveness.According to Edwards, this
grant Vill
make
Mercyhurst
theonly college in the Erie area tooffer
a
graduate
program
associ-ated
with
a
foreign language.
"In
the
last three
years,
the
language
dc part
men!
at me icy hurst has
ex-
perienced
an increase
iiment In
all major languagescultural studies," she said. This
grant will
also create
the
opportu-
Hey Seniors: Don't put your plansfor graduation at
risk!
The WritingProficiency Exam) is being offeredagain on Sat Oct 26 at 9 a.m. inZurn. Report to the Lobby at 8:45.
:
Dean
Dr
Joseph
Gowtt
(left)
congratulateDcan'slist
Dinner Sunday night Photo credit
 
PAGE
2THE
MERC
IAD
mmm
ti
October
24,1996
Campus Ministry Sponsors Hunger Awareness Dinner
By Bill Melville
Merciad
News Writer
On Oct
10,
the MercyhurstCampus Ministry held a HungerAwareness dinner in the Cafete-
ria to help i ncrea
se student aware-ness of how people eat in First,Second, and Third World coun-tries.
More than
100 students volun-teered to give up their regular
dinner
in exchange for the Hun-ger Awareness dinner. Severalfaculty and administrators
alsotook,part^those
wbo^signed"iip,were
divided
into three different.meals. The people in the FirstWorld group received a cateredmeal of salad, chicken cordonbleu, rice and vegetables, andcake. The Second World wasserved in the style of a soupkitchen, and the Third World re-ceived a
bow]
of rice, nothing to
drink,
no eating utensils,
and
saton the floor.
«
For the
Second World meal,
The
Emmaus
Soup Kitchen
pro-
vided pre-made. sandwiches,.franks and beans, cookies andpunch.
"When
the people in theSecond World
group
were going
to the
food line, Michele Garveycame up and said there was nomore food for them. Then they
were told that they would
have to
go to
the
"soup
kitchen" for food,"said senior Courtney Nicolai. .To help make the studentsaware,
Third
World groups
sat
onthe floor right next to the tableswhere First and Second Worldpeople ate. Third World peoplecould'
receive
food
'and
utensilsfrom First
and
Second World par-ticipants. According to Michelle
Garvey
ofCampusMinistry,sev-
eral
First World tables repeatedlyordered loaves of bread only tohand them out to those
 from
heSecond and
Third
World. .
"It
was strange seeing myfriends sitting
on
the
 floor
 next
tothe table
I
sat at, but
that
was
the
whole point. It made me moreaware
in
that
aspect,"
says
junior
Joe
Uryckt, whoreceived heSec-ond
Wdrfil
meal but was invitedto
sit-at
a table of First Worldpeople.The idea
for *
the HungerAwareness Dinner arose aboutone year ago when MercyhurstPresident William Garveysug-gested
a
thirty
hourfast,in whichstudents would be given only juiceand crackers during that period.Campus Ministry modified hisidea into the dinner and decidedto focus it
on the
Third
World. Itwas also decided that the dinnerwould occur
in*conjunction
withNational
Hunger-'AwarenessMonth
and
the Food
Drive.
Which
OctoberCampus
Ministry
hopes
to
holdthe Hunger
Awareness*Dinner
every fall and possibly twice perschool year, if
he
student partici-
pation equals
the
level it reached
for
this
dinner,
It
is
hoped that
inthe future,
the
Third World
meal
will
be expanded to include mealsfrom different cultures, and the
money earned
will benefit differ-
;
ent
charities
each
time the dinner
is held.
4*
Seniors Natalie Neumann (left)and Sharon Pritchard, above,relax after eating their bowl ofrice on the floor with the
Third
Worldgroup*At right, BobMunson takes a break from hisduties as
"Chef
Roberto."
jfc
PhotoCredit:Courtney
Nicolai
MSG Lecture! Series
By Melissa Lang
MSG Secretary
Begins October 24
On Monday, Oct
21,
MSG
held
its
weekly meeting
in
the Union.
Vice
President Tom
Bender
re-
minded all
reps that
the
first pro-gram in the
lecture
series
wiII
beheld in the Little
Theater en
Oct.
24, at 8
p
jn.
Peter
Jordan
will betalking about
"UFO'sThe Grand
Deception-"
All
students
and
fac-ulty
are
encouraged to attend.The sign
board's three
monthtrial
lea se Is up in the
be ginning
of
November, and reps will bede-
ciding
whether
or
not
to
renew
it.
The sign board is located in theLaker Inn
and
was leased by theUS News Network for threemonths to see if
students would
be interested. It replaced the oldsign board which
only
read,''Wel-
come Back Students."MSG wa
nts
to know what stud ents t hi nk a
bout
i
#
\
the new
signboard. Please
talk
to
your
Class
rep or
call the studentgovernment office with com-ments.
The
reps will
be
voting on
it at
next Monday
*s
meeting.In
Freedom Zone
news,
the
firstissue has
 finally
 arrived.
FZ
edi-tor. KevinSegcdi,said that thefirst issue should be distributed to
all
students
by
Wednesday night.
Segedi
also mentioned
that
manysubmissions for
the
first issuethe overwhelm-ing number that come from
the
**
-
students.
The
second
issue of the
Freedom Zone
should be out bythe end of
the
month.
President Staccy
Fitzpatrick
in-
formed reps that the skate rentalfacility
in
the
Ice Center
has
beencompleted. The skates, which are
now
located in
the
Union,
will
bemoved to the Ice Center
Just
assoon as the facility is ready forthem.
f
David Roth, President of the
WildernessFoundation.prcsentcd
MSG with
a,motion
to help
sru-ing on the
White
|Water Rafting Trip
pay.for
gas.
j
The students have to take their 1
own cars instead of school vans 1
The
Dean would
like
to notify all Dean's List students whodid not attend last Sunday's
dinner
that they can pick uptheir Dean's List Certificate from the Dean's Office. Theyare urged to
do
so before by November
2nd.
Thank you.The Political Science Association is sponsoring
a
MockPresidential Election in the Student Union from
11
a.m. -2
p.m.
on Monday, Oct.
28,
and Tuesday, Oct.
29.
All stu-dents are encouraged
to
vote
for
their
favorite candidate.
Career Corner
because
the
school officials feel
that
the
activity is too dangerous.After
a
debate, the reps voted togive the Wilderness Foundation
op
to $250 in gas money reim-bursement for
up
to nine cars sothat students can afford
the
trip.
E.C.C.O
would like to remind students not to
throw
outtheir old phone books: Recycle Them. All phone booksshould be placed next to one of the paper recycling binsthat are all over campus. They will be collected and re-cycled into insulation for homes in the Erie community.
Tkje
Registrar's Office
has
changed the policy regardinggraduating with deficiencies. For bachelor's candidates,participation in the May, 1997 graduation
ceremony -
requires that the student have no more than
6
credits ofremaining coursework or
only
student teaching to becompleted by the end
ofJhe iiext
Fall
Term.'For
all-associate's and master's candidates, all degree requirements
must
be completed
In
order to participate
in
the ceremony.Any change in a student's graduation status ought to bereported to the Registrar's Office by May 1.
*
By John Murphy
Editor
in
chief
The Office of
Career
Servicesis asking that seniors mark theircalenders
for
Thursday, Novem-ber 7th. On that day, from 1-4p.m., there will a Career Fair inthe Mercyhurst Athletic Center.This fair will bring more than
100
company recruiters and
rep-
resentatives
to
meet
with
any
stu-dent
about careers
and
jobs. Ac-
cording
to
Frank Rizzone
of
Ca-
reer Services, these fairs in thepast have been met with someapathy among the student body,and he hopes that students willrespond this year. "Few realizejust how much effort goes intothis
fair
and
how important
it can
be to students, who
in
just
a
few
short months will be looking
for
jobs." said Rizzone.
 
October
24,1996
THE
MERCIADPAGE
3
Grand
EniieicMiiuaaent
Delusions
By James
Hain
Merciad A&E
Troublemaker
If
Mrs. Doubtfire
made yousquirt milk out your nose, then
you're probably
exact!
y the kind
of
audience
Disney
wants for
The
Associate,
the new WhoopiGoldberg comedy, which openstoday.It's another low-rent farce,
but
this time it works, thanks
1
to aclever script and an able cast Itisn't
exactly'
Much
Ado About
Nothing,
but on its own terms,this comedy of deception andmistaken identity is
better than
itshould be.Goldberg
plays
Laurel
Ay
res,an aggressive, talented broker who
is
furious
when a
promotion goesto her underqualified, male pro-tege (Tim Daly). Laurel quits tostart her own
 firm,
 but finds thatno
one
will
let her
get her foot in
the
door. Finally,
in
desperation,
she invents a
reclusive male part-ner, Robert Cutty, and finds hersmall firm in high demand. Butit's Cutty who's
the
star, not Lau-rel, as everyone from
her
formerbosses to
a
trashy gossip colum-nist (Lainie Kazan) fights for apiece
of
the
ictional
 mystery man.The
"It's a man's
world" mes-
sage ?1s
sometimes clumsilyhandled, but at other times, it'sdead-on. One
of this
 film's
 chiefproblems,
and
it's
one
that affectsmany so-called
"women's
films,"is that, in presenting its protago-nist
as a
level-headed, intelligentindividual, it doesn't bother toflesh
out any
of the male charac-ters to make them even remotely iinteresting. They're all cartoon*;bad guys, from smarmy Daly togruff Eli
Wallach
as a prospec-tive client
The
only men
who a
re;
;even the least bit sympathetic arep
a cross-dressing Barbara Streisandimpersonator and a mousy com-puter
 tycoon
Austin
Pendleton)*?
modelled after Bill Gates.Wouldn't
it be more
interesting ifGoldberg had a villain who was
an
equal match, rather
than a
gal-lery of bumbling oafs?One of the most noteworthyelements of
the
The
Associate
isDianne Wiest's wonderful per-formance as Daly's long-suffer-ing secretary, who defects toJon Lovitz stars as the new principal of Marion
Bany
High School in
'High
School High," opening today
ppenin
The
Associate. WhoopiGoldberg
stars
in
Daniel Petrie's
comedy about a woman
who
usesher wits
td
get ahead on WallStreet See review,
this
page.
High
School High. The folkswho brought you
Airplane!
and
The Naked
Gun
are at
ThisWeeken
Whoopi's team
and turns out tobe sharper
than
she appears.Wiest
does "wonders
with thisunderwritten character, and at
times I
wished
the film was about
her instead of Goldberg, who ispretty ordinary in the lead.One footnote: two scenes in
The
Associate
involve Goldbergactually dressing up as Cutty,
echoing
Mrs, Doubtfire.
The
TVads coyly avoid showing
you
whatshe looks like in disguise, possi-bly so
you'll
be surprised whenyou see it
But I
suspect the
real
reason was
that
the makeup
job
ishideously awful,,
resembling
anill-fitting Halloween mask. Andwe're supposed to believe that
jaded Wall
Street types are fooledby this? Only in the movies.
r.
The GreatPumpkin Returns
By
Carrie
Tappe
Merciad
TV Critic
this spoof of
urban melodfimas
like
Dangerous Minds,
Jon Lovitz
sure as the new
principal
in a
highschool so tough it's got its owncemetery. Directed by HartBochner (PCI/), and co-starring
Louise
Fletcher.Stephen
King's
Thinner. Agypsy puts a curse on an over-
weight businessman
(Robocop
3
'sRobertBurke),who then begins
to
lose weight At first, It's better
than an Ab-rollcr—until
he findsthat he
can't
stop
losing weight
(
Tom
Holland
(Fright Night)
di-
, reded
this adaptation of King's. nasty thriller.
*
Halloween is just around thecorner and the major networksare beginning to "get into thespirit''
As a
kid (and maybe stilltoday), one of
my
favorite Hal-loween TV specials
was
"It's the
Great
Pumpkin, Charlie Brown,*'
which
is celebrating
its 30th
anni-versary this year. In this classiccartoon,
Linus stages an
all-nightvigil to catch a
glimpse
of theGreat Pumpkin,
and the rest
of the
Pea nuts
gang
think he is a
fool forbelieving in such nonsense. To
find out
more
about Peanuts
and
the Great
Pumpkin, watch
on
Fri-day, Oct.
25 at
8 p.m. on CBS.But stay tuned, there's more."Boo! to You Too, Winnie thePooh" is airing
immediately
fol-lowing Charlie Brown. The spe-cial
takes
place
In
the HundredAcre Woods, where
Pooh and the
gang live. Piglet
Is
too afraid togo outonHalloween,
end is
evenmore
scared to tell his
friends
that
he's
lea
red. Pooh discoversPiglet's fear, and despite the
Cheers to"Ink
!
By Carrie Tappe
Merciad
TV Critic
The new
show
'Ink"
premiered
on
Monday, Oct 21 at 8:30 p.m.It stars Ted
Danson
as MikeLogan, a senior writer
for the
NewYork Sun. He's a big shot re-porter who pretty much
runs
theoffice, until hisex-wife,
Kate
Montgomery (MarySteenburgen), is appointed man-aging editor. The only contactKate and Mike have had sincetheir divorce is through theirdaughter, Abby
(Alana
Austin).Mike takes Abby on a stake-out for
an article
and begins
to
ask' her questions about Kate. Abby' says
that Kate is dating a
million-
aire real
estate agent,
which
isn'ttrue. Abby
*
also exaggeratesMike's love interests to Kate.Both, although they claim to beover each other, seem a bit per-plexed. Kate and
Mike
end upgoing out
to
dinner
to
talk
and
toget reacquainted.I enjoyed the
 first
 episode of
"Ink,"
and I am looking forwardto
seeing what happens next
week.
>,**•
sweets and honey
that awa it
Pooh,
he stays back with
Piglet
and
de-clares it "Hallowasn't." Winnie
the Pooh, Tigger and Piglet can
be seen on
Friday, Oct 25
at
8:30p.m. on CBS.Other Halloween TV episodes.'to
check-out
include
"Haunted
Houses" (Oct. 27, A&E), "HomeImprovement" (Oct.
29,
ABC),
"Poltergeist
Mini-Marathon"(Oct.
29,
TNT),
"The
Uninvited"(Oct. 29, CBS), "Grace UnderFire" (Oct. 30, ABC),
and
"Mar-tin" (Oct 31, Fox). Happy Hal-loween!

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