72 No. 12165461999
Housing sign-ups begin; Comedian headlines Spring FestImportant deadlines loom
Where are you living next year?The time has come for on-
housing sign-ups for the| 1999-2000 academic schoolyear. Beginning
andrunning through Tuesday, March
uphousing contracts and tallysheets in the Office of ResidenceLife, Old Main, Room 212between 9 a.m. and 4
Students who wish to live inan apartment
turn incompleted packets in groups offour and townhouse residents ingroups of
April 8 throughApril
The group leadershould select a lottery ticket atthat time which determines theorder for choosing housing.Anyone who needs addi-tional roommates must submitcontracts
All students must have theirhousing contracts signed
LarryKozlowski,associate director ofhousing, the timing of
sign-ups will allow students toget their contracts signed overEaster break and allows enoughtime if the contract needs to bemailed home.
The tally sheets assignstudents points based on
class standing and number of
write-ups. Seniors are awardedsix points; juniors receive
points and sophomores, four.The order for choosing housingis determined by highest points.
lottery tickets are used todetermine the order for groups ofstudents with equal points. TheOffice of Residence Life willverify points and post the resultsone day prior to
for the!various housing complexes.
years past, any student
did not have roommates atthe time of sign-ups was
apartment with Ivarious roommates by the Officeof Residence Life. This year,those students will meet May 6,at 7 pan.
the Student Govern-ment Chambers in the studentunion to choose roommates andan apartment
isbetter serve the students and givethem a chance to choose wherethey will live," Kozlowski
'This will enable students tophysically meet other studentsand leave the meeting knowingexactly who they will live with."Actual selection of housingassignments will begin
Baldwin and Wardetownhouses. As they are thisyear, Baldwin Townhouses willremain coed by apartment andWarde Townhouses will remain
What we're tryingto do is better
serve the; studentsand give them achance tochoose^where theywill live.
To qualify for a townhouse,students must
a group of
roommates, all of whom have noprevious write-ups. This year,
required toundergo an interview process.Students interested in atownhouse,
but who do not
receive a townhouse, mustregroup and resubmit theircontracts and
sheet to theOffice of Residence Life by 4p.m. April 27.According
Kozlowski, noadditional apartments will bebought on Briggs Avenue nextfall. All students will be housedin
exisitingbuildings. Buildings will bepuchased in the fall of 2000.Sign-ups for Mercy, Duval,East Briggs and the honorsbuilding will be April
at 7p.m. Students signing up fornorth or south Briggs will do soMay 5 at
p.m. All sign-ups Willbe held in the student unionGreat Room.
final results from thehousing sign-ups will be posted
outside Old Main, Room
Merciad editorAs spring approaches,Mercyhurst Student Governmentwelcomes the season with itsannual Spring Fest.This
festivities are allabout laughter
MSG brings intwo comedians, one being
AnthonyClark, of NBC's former
Man," will perform in the MaryD'Angelo Performing ArtsCenter
8 p.m.^Clark currently plays ToddTucker, the new assistantminister at Dan
church,St Stephen's, in
overshadows his good intentionsand results
in more chaos
from his life
stand-up actsmixing it with observationalmaterial. He has performedstand-up comedy for
yearsand people feel
pres-ence reflects that experience.
use the contrast between
city and country life back-grounds as the basis of
themselves and their idiosyncra-sies, without talking down to
Clark uses his soft, Southernaccent, boyish face and thesupposed naivete' that
raised in tiny
Gladys, Virginia. He says of thetown, "If
have one year left
live, I suggest
move therebecause every day seems like aneternity." But instead of
easy,dumb jokes one would expectfrom some
comics, Clark's material is morea reflection of
fact, Clark went to EmersonCollege in Boston, and his
experiences there were the basisof
former "Boston Common"
Comedian Anthony Clark, of
will appear at Mercyhurst Saturday at 8p.m. in the Mary
Performing Arts Center
TV show, which now airs in
Still, a lot of
materialcomes from his Southern rootsand
family, including hissister
a grandmother whothinks that crack
wearing a simplebaseball
Clark said of
grandmother, "and grandma willbe like,
are you wearingthat dirty old baseball
a baseball team...Are you hopped
crack?'How can I
with student I.D, until Friday.After
Box Office at 824-3000.
of Spring Fest
will performFriday at 8
Theatre. Admission is free.
For a complete scheduleof Spring Fest activities,turn to This week inSAC" on page 2.
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