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Vol
73 No. 11Mercyhurst College 501 E. 38th St. •
Erie,]Pa.
16546
Men's hockey teamclinches playoff spot
February
2,2000
Board to review human subject research
%
Gerrit
Shuffstall/Merciad
photographer
It was a successful weekend for
the
Mercyhurst men's hockey
team.
In
their first year in the NCAA
D-l
program and their firstyear
in
the MAAC Hockey League, coach Rick Gotkin's teamhas qualified for
the
MAAC playoffs. The Lakers defeatedFairfield on the road twice last weekend to ice the playoff
birth.
For more see
"leers
Stomp Stags" on page
7.
j
&
By Dave Hermenau I
,
Features editor
i
I
Last fall a survey
was
issued to
I the
faculty of
Mercyhurst/
College. What that survey madeevident
was
that MercyhurstCollege had entered a
new period
in its history. The survey showedthat at least
one-third
of
thecollege
communitywas,or issoon tobe,actively involved inresearch.With this increase of
research
comes the increased need forresponsibility. For
the
last yearand a
half,
Dr. Marilyn Livosky,assistant professor of
psychol
-ogy,
Dr.
Joseph
F.
Gower vicepresident of
academic
affairs andothers have been in
the
processof developing a committee
that.,
will review all research
done by
» l
members of
the
college
comimii
nity or
done knder the
support
of
N^rcyhursttoDllege.
__
The
neecUfor
such a bodybecame apparent a few years agowhen
Gowe^received
a proposal
from
Dr.
Scott Grindel,
adjunct^
faculty member of sportsmedicine and physician for the
college's
athletic teams, forresearch he
was
doing involvingcollege football players. Gowerrealized that the college waswithout an appropriate body toreview
Grinders
proposal. Theproposal finally came to Livoskywho is on a
review
board tooversee the ethical use of animalsin research.
The animal
review
board.decided that
they could not
1~~-
Internet problems to be
resolvedfsodn
By
Jen HarwellNews editorMany students during the falland winter terms have faced thefrustrations of not
being
able toget onto the Internet
to
dohomework, or even to checktheir E-mail.According to Guy DiPietro,network support specialist, mostof
the problems
have been aresult of trying to update thesoftware for the firewall. Everytime they would try andimplement the new program, itresulted in a system failure,which in turn, resulted in theinability to get onto the Internet.
'The
hardware is not big andfast enough to support our sizecampus," said DiPietro.The problems were not fromfaulty programs, but
more
of aproblem with the current
usages
The number of students it wasdesigned to accommodate hasbeen far exceeded by
Mercyhurst's
record breakingenrollment numbers.. At anygiven time
there are
approxi
mately
1,000
users.The computer center
is
lookinginto buying new hardware andnew software providers.
"We
are not happy with theservices we have, we need tolook and evaluate what the needsof
the
school are,** said DiPietro.Another option the computercenter
is
considering
is
adding asecond connection. Currentlysome of
the
computer labs andthe library are operating off thesecond
connection.
They willthen determine whether splittingthe Internet load would bebeneficiary."Right
now we
are just tryingto stabilizethings,"saidDiPietro.
'The
growth in the useof the network resulted in the
system
just running
out of
horsepower,"
responsibly approve the proposaland confirmed
the
need for areview board to oversee the useof human subjects in research.The Institutional ReviewBoard (IRB), which is currentlyin it's final
stage
of formation,follows guidelines developed bythe Federal Department
of
Healthand Human Services. Livoskywill chair
the
review board
With this increaseof
research
comesthe increased needfor responsibility
|
whose members represent
a
diverse collection of profession-als.Three members of the board
come from off-campus
arenaswhile the rest of
the 11
membersconsist of administrators andfaculty members from
such
areasas religion, philosophy, psychol-ogy and sports medicine.Research studies required tosubmit a proposal to the
IRB
are
wide
ranging. Any study thatuses human subjects needs to becleared by the
board.
Anythingfrom pencil and paper
surveys
toprojects working with specialpopulations like children,criminals or the elderly arecovered by the IRB. Research
involving
archival data orliterature are not covered andprofessors who, when teaching,actively research better teaching
methods are not
required to gothrough theIRB.
\ ]
x.
"It's
not something
we
really
have
a
choice
about,"
said
!
Livosky regarding the IRB,
"we
need
to be doing
this, not only to
be
in compliance with theguidelines, but
we
really
have an
obligation when we're workingwith people to
make
sure that
they are
protected."The review process is simple.Researchers must submit theirapplication
to the
Chair of thereview board
who will
decidethe type of review that isrequired. The board will thenreview
the proposal
and
informthe
researcher regarding theproject's compliance or
noncom-
pliance with the
IRB's
guide-lines.
SE^EE
M
"We'
ve been
working tomake the process relativelystreamlined
and
brief
so
that
people will
not
feel overly
burdened
by going
through the
IRB
process," said
Livosky
whohopes
to have
a
seven
day
r
turnover on submissions.%Livosky and
the IRB
actuallyencourage the college commu-nity
to
participate in research.
To
expedite the process,proposals may
be
filled out
onthe
Internet for a preliminaryreview, however, a formal hardcopy must
still
be submitted tothe
board.
I nformation
regardingthe
IRB
will
be
available
through
the office of
the
vice president
of
academic affairs.
1
I
Ambassadors lead phonathon
A total of
$35,390 was
raised in
the
first
week
of
the 2000
phonathon.Student organizations such
as
the
A
mbasssadors have been workingdeligently to raise the money.The first
place
team as of Jan.
28 was the
Ambassadors Club.Total, they have raised$19,255.Leading the charge
is
Angie
Villella,
with
27
pledges totaling$1,695.
$ /The
following groups/organizations are participating in
the
2000Alumni/Parent Phonathon:GroupAmbassadors,Baseball.Women's ice hockeySoftballDanceAmount Raised$19,255
^
$6,715
1
$6,420$1,190$225
 
PAGE
2
THEMERCIAD
FEBRUARY
2,
2000
#
CAMPUS
NEWS
Mercyhurst students giving the gift of service New and improved security
4(TV
By
Jen
Harwell
News
editor
Little known to many people oncampus is the amount of timeand effort
put
into
service
v
projects. A large number
of
students
vol
unteer at over 62agencies in the Erie
area
Duringfall
term,
672
students served.
Currently,
there are 520 studentscompleting service hours for thewinter term.Sister
Carol
Ann
Voltz,
headof
service
learning, emphasizedhow important students are to thepeople they are helping.
I * m
having the students lookat themselves as a gift, and whatgift they could give to
someone,"
said Sister
Voltz.
"If
we
find
the gift that wehave to
give
someone,
then ithelps many students choose amajor. A lot of the kids
who
areserving have not chosen a majoryet," Sister Voltz said.Even greater
is
the amount ofstudents
who
put in more thanthe required hours and continuetheir service praxis. Many
p -, |
organizations, clubs and sports?teams have dedicated extrahours, among these are honorsprogram and
ambassadors,
f
One of
the
most influentialprograms Mercyhurst
is
involved
File
Photo
Freshman students volunteering at the Malinowski Day Care
in is a state organization,Campus Compact
It
is
acombination of
Mercyhurst,
Gannon and General Electricworking together funded by thestate.
GE
matched the donationCampus Compact made. Themoney allows more serviceprojects to be completed around'the
city.
fo^if«l?y?!t^••'?*»
+$*\
One recent
service
project^
through the Campus Compact
C
was for Perseus House. Agreenhouse was built for thechildren and teenagers livingthere. This provides PerseusHouse with opportunities theywould not
have
without thestudents who made it possiblethrough service hours.
In
addition to providingstudents with invaluable experi-ence, service learning can bereflective of
the
type of
person
an employer would want
to
hire.
"Em pi overs
like to see the otherthings you
have
done with
your)
life outside of the classroom,"said Sister
Voltz.
Students interested in servicecan contact Sister Voltz at Ext2473.
*. S
f
Hurst forms chapter of Habitat for Humanity
By Rebecca
Maxon
Merciad writerMercyhurst joined over
500
;colleges nationwide by establish-ing a formal partnership withHabitat for Humanity, a Georgia-based organization committed toending substandard housingthroughout the United
States
andoverseas.
'Hurst
becomes the
only
college or university in the
Erie
area
with
a chapter affiliate.Over
100
Mercyhurst students,with the support of advisers
and|
campus ministry, have
commit-
ted to the nonprofit organ-
ization's
mission, by forming thestudent chapter, known as GIFT,Giving In Fellowship Together.
"Mercyhurst
has
long beenone of
the
most active of
the g
local colleges," said LauraDrapcho, executive director
of
the Greater Erie Habitat forHumanity. Students have donework at many sites, includingTallahassee,Fl.,and this year'sdestination, Anniston, Ala.through the organization'sCollegiate Challenge. Studentshave also been working onhomes in Erie.Many benefits come from theformal partnership with Habitatfor
Humanity.
Although thechapter
will
remain committed towork inErie,the
Students
have.,priority in choosing
the
site ofthe annual Collegiate Challenge,a program uniting college
students
across the country asthey work together where theyare needed. Students are also
i n v i
ted
to
conferences and
\
workshops sponsored by Habitatfor
Humanity.
Mercyhurst
^
student and President of
GIFT
Katie
Krupka
says, "It's a greatopportunity
to be
involved inHabitat for Humanity year-roundand to
make
a
difference in the
lives
of local families."
and fire alarm system working
By
Jen Harwell
News
editorThe newly installed system tomonitor
alarms
on both cam-puses should
help
Mercyhurstavoid dilemmas similar
to
whatSeton Hall experienced
Jan.
19J|
Formerly, Mercyhurst's
monitoring
system was run byADT. If an alarm
was
set off, itwould register in Rochester,
N.Y.,
the Erie
Fire
Departmentwould
be
called and then finallyMercyhurst would be notified.I
The
new system uses an
Ademco
receiver which moni-tors
any
alarm
that could
be
setoff
and
sounds to
the
communi-cations
center.
The
previoussystem
was
a third partyresponse, which could haveresulted in tragedy in an extremeemergency.
"Now
all alarms for bothintrusions and fires sound
at
our
central
communications
centerin the Police and Safety Depart-ment in the lower
level
of
*
McAuley Hall.
The
officer
on
duty can tell immediately wherethe problem is and, in
the
event
of
a fire, immediately
contacts
thefire department and dispatches ourofficers," said Rodger Gregorich,dean of
public
safety.
1|Ken Sidun, chief of campuspolice, assures that Mercyhurst isdoing everything it
can
in order
to
ensure the
safety
of
its
studen
ts';
The Erie Fire Department hasmade a complete inspection of
the
campus to ensure compliance withall codes, and the college hashired independent
 fire
 services toperiodically evaluate fire-prevention capabilities.The safety of
both
Mercyhurst
campuses
is a prioritywith
Dr.
Garvey,
and
it is cer-tainly a priority with us," saidGregorich.
"The
new alarm
f
system
is
part of a completeupgrading of
the
college's safetyand security operations that has
been
in
progress
for
the
past twoyears." f
Eventsonteampus:
Wednesday
2/2/2000
Mercyhurst lecture series: Eric Saperston, The
Journey,"
8
p.m.
in
the
Taylor
Little Theatre
i
\
Coffeehouse: Karaoke,
9-11
p.m. in the Laker Inn
Thursday
2/3/2000
f ?
4
Old person bingo. Best costume wins
money.
8
p.m.
in the GreatRoom.Weekends committee
meeting,
8
p.m.
in
the
SAC office.
Friday
2/4/2000
Interactive video,
6-midnight.
in
the
Great Room.
Saturday
2/5/2000
%
Comedian Tiny Glover, 8
p.m.
in the Laker Inn.
Monday
2/7/2000
MSG
meeting,
8:30
p.m.
in the Government Chambers;
Tuesday
2/8/2000
Tournaments committee
meeting,
5
p.m.
in the
SAC
office.Movies committee
meeting,
8:45
p.m.
in the Government Cham-bers.
"Tarzan,"
9 p.m.
in the Great Room.
CAFETERIA
MENU
Thursday, Feb. 3• Lunch: Beef noodle, Open facTurkey Sandwich,
Goulash*
|
Mashed Potatoes and Gravy,
Escalloped
Apples, BroccoliSpears, Hot
Ham &
Swiss,French Fries• Dinner (Y2K Celebration):Fruit
Salad,
Cole Slaw, CajunFried Chicken, Bourbon GlazedHam, Fettuccini AlfredoFriday, Feb. 4
*
Lunch: Tomato Lentil
Soup,fFoonlant
Parmesan,
BeefMacaroni, Steamed Broccoli,Zucchini
&
Tomatoes, Sausage
Sub,
Cheeseburger, GrilledCheese, French Fries• Dinner: Chopped Steak,Macaroni
&
Cheese, RedRoasted Potatoes, Sliced Carrots,Steamed Peas
Saturday,
Feb.
5• Lunch: Chicken Wings, TacoCasserole, Baby Whole Carrots,Mixed Vegetables, Pizzaburger,Turkey Melt
on
Deli Wheat,French Fries
-"*
• Dinner: Sirloin
Steak,
BreadedShrimp, Veggie
Lasagna,
BakedPotato, Corn Cobbettes,
Burger.;
Bar, Onion RingsSunday,
Feb.
6
• Brunch: Scrambled Eggs,Sausage Links, Pancakes, HashBrown Patty, Baked Chicken,
.j
Cheeseburger, French FriesDinner: Pepper Crusted Pork;]
Roast,
Beef Roulade, Au GratinPotatoes, Vegetable Trio, PastaBarMonday,
Feb.
7• Lunch: French Onion Soup,Ham
&
Potato
Au
Gratin,Chicken Rotini Casserole, GreenBean Oregano, Fresh Cauli-
*
flower, Club Sandwich, HotPepper Cheeseburger, FrenchFries• Dinner: General Tso Chicken,Swiss
Steak,
Steamed Rice,Parmesan
Lima
Beans, MarsalaCarrots, Cheeses teak, FrenchFriesTuesday,
Feb.
8• Lunch: Sausage Pizza Soup,Tacos, Tuna Noodle Casserole,Mexican Cinnamon Rice,
;
Steamed
Corn.
Italian
Grilled
Chicken, Cheeseburger, French
I
Fries
Dinner: Veal Parmesan,
Ziu
with Sauce, Oven baked Potato,Mixed Veggies,
Brussel
Sprouts,
BBQ
Pork Patty, French Fries |Vegetarian Dinner Dishes•Monday
-
Baked StuffedZucchini
•Tuesday-Eggplant
Parmesan•Wednesday - CousCous withVeggies
•Thursday - Veggie-stuffed
Pepper
$
•Friday - Macaroni
and Cheese
 
FEBRUARY 2, 2000
THEMERCIADPAGE
3
ARTS&
"Girl,Interrupted
it
Jusfyhe
Ticket
Brandon Boylan"Girl, Interrupted" is what I liketo call
a
female "One Flew Overthe Cuckoo* s Nest" Angelina
Jolie
replaces Danny DeVito;Winona Ryder replaces JackNicholson; and WhoopiGoldberg replaces LouiseFletcher. Much like
"...
Cuckoo'sNest," "Girl, Interrupted" dealswith patients stressed with life'sproblematic dilemmas andspectators' judgmental remarks.The story unfolds as Ryder istaken to
a
mental hospital whereshe is charmed and befriended byJolie (who won a Golden Globefor Best Supporting Actress).The
relationship
between the' ftwo, as well as the rest of
the
female gang, emphasizes theability to cope with life one dayat a time.
i-
The material dealt with suchuncanny truth and
demoralized
reality that it brought the viewersto take a look at their own lives,in
order
to see the
insanity
in allof
us.
The
movie depicted afreedom that is
hard
to
find
inotherfilms.Brilliant perfor-mances by Ryder and
especially
Jolie made the movie one of thepast year's favorites. Castincludes: Ryder, Jolie,
Jared
Leto, Vanessa Redgrave andGoldberg. I gave it
a
9 out of
10.
Martin's Picasso a letdown at Roadhouse
ENTERTAINMENT
PAC
up
and coming
By Gerrit Shuffstall
Merciad
writerOdd is the best way todescribe the comedic play,"Picasso: at the Lapin Agile,"written by Steve Martin. Todispell rumors, Martin is theWRITER He is not acting in theplay. The play is showing at theRoadhouse Theater, 145 W.
11th
Street, and runs to March 4.The play is based on
ajt
conversation between
Albert
Einstein and Pablo Picasso at abar in France in 1904. Theleading actors are Pablo Picaso(Brian
Altman)
and AlbeitEinstein (Mark Tanenbaum) withthe supporting cast including
Mercyhurst's
own Collis AllenJr. as the bartender.In general, the play was hardto follow. On several occasions Ifelt as if
I
was the only one in theaudience that did not understandsome of the jokes. They musthave been funny or else no onewould have laughed. But I didn'tget the humor.The acting wassuperb and the professionalismof
the
Roadhouse was wonderful.The Roadhouse Theatre itself
is
aneat place if you are looking forsomething else to do on theweekend.The Roadhouse dropped theprice of student tickets to
$5*
dollars. Call
456-5656
for ticketsor more information.If
you
have never been to theRoadhouse Theatre, I highly-- *,]reccommend that you
try
andcatch a show there. I would notrecommend this play, however
It
was too tough
to
follow and notas entertaining as I expected.By Rebecca MaxonMerciad writerThe
On the
Big Screen filmseries continues Wednesday,Feb. 2,
wim
"Celebration"at 8p.m. in the Mary
D'Angelo
Performing Arts Center. Thisdark comedy from Danishdirector
Thomas
Vinterbergreveals the family secrets of the
Klingenfeldts
on the eve ofyoung Helge's 16th birthday. Intheir patriarchal father's style, allthe secrets come out with finesseand malice. A must see! It is freefor Mercy hurst students.In other events, JohnMori arty, master vocal coachfrom the New England Conser-vatory of Music and emeritusartistic director of
the
CentralCity Opera, will hold two
masterclasses
Saturday, Feb. 5,at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Mori
arty will
be
featured in
a
recital with students from theD'Angelo School of MusicSunday, Feb.
6;
at
2 p.m. TheSaturday masterclasses
are
free
and
open to
the
public. ForSunday's recital,
Mercy
hurststudents
are
admitted free. Forticket reservations, call the MaryD'Angelo Performing ArtsCenter box office at 824-3000.
Saperston at
Mercy hurst
Friday, Feb. 4, Dr. Ludlow Brown and Dr. Kevin Sullivan are
;
taking a van of Mercy hurst students to
see
the "Picasso: at the LapinAgile." If
you
are interested in going, call Sullivan
at
Ext 2547 ori"*Brown at Ext 2356. The vans will leave from behind the D'AngeloSchool of
Music at
7:15 p.m.
MSG's
lecture series speaker hitsthe road. Setting out in a 1971volkswagon with his goldenretriever,
Jack,
Eric Saperston
began a
five-year journey. Threerebuilt engines later, one
bus
fire,three new traveling companions,
176
interviews,
380 hburs
offootage, a national speaking tour,
a
book
and a
feature documen-tary with Disney Studios,Saperston is no longer taking ajourney, it
is
taking him. 1Saperston will be stopping
at
Mercyhurst Wednesday, Feb. 2,at 8 p.m. in
the
Taylor little
Theatrej'The
focus
of-
*> •Saperston's
travels is to bridgethe gap between those who wantto learn
and
who
want to
teach.
Movies provide sappy romance for Valentine's Day
By Heather
C vitkovie
Merciad writerAs Valentine's Day approachesand people scramble to find adate for
the
most hyped holiday,they seem to have forgotten onething
the real romance andlove
that
is supposed to becelebrated on this day. It's notabout phony romance with aforced dinner
and
one wiltedrose.
I
If you are one of
the
people
I
acking a Valentine sweetie, youcan turn to the movies to get.
Mffim
HAIR
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to986
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( across from Arthur ft
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)
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March 8. 2000 (date tentative )
please
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I
your dose of
sappy
romance. Somany movies have captured
]
people's ideal picture of romancein
a
very profound and moving
f
way. This is due mostly to thelead couple. I have compiled alist of my favorite movie couplesof
all
 time.
 These couples trulybroke the mold in the love andromance department
and
for thisthey stand out
I
hope you cansee the reasons for my picks.
lone
Skye and John
Cusack,
^
"Say Anything." What girl couldresist
a
man outside theirwindow in the wee hours of
the ^
morning holding a
boombox
over his head as it played Peter
Gabriel's
soulful
"In
YourEyes." Apparently, not even
lone
Skye.
In
this tale of
the
losermeets the high school good girl,he takes a lot of
crap
to keep thegirl he really loves. We ladiesshould all thank Lloyd
Dobbler
(Cusack) for allowing it
to
becool for
a
guy to pursue
the
girlof his dreams.James Stewart and DonnaReed,
"It's
A Wonderful Life."
"George
Bailey
I'm
going tolove you till the day Idie,"Mary(Reed), whispers into George's(Stewart) bad ear, setting thetone for the movie. A couple
f
meet as children,
fall
in love asteenagers ("Do you want themoon? Because
Til
lasso
it
foryou...")
and
then marry. Theirrelationship lasts through hardtimes, including
a
bank
run
andproposed takeover of the familybusiness by the town villian. Inthe end Mary stands by
her manat the
roughest
 time
 and
gets thewhole town to
rally
around him,
proving
that true love canovercome many battles.Leonardo DiCaprio
and
ClaireDanes,
"Romeo
and Juliette." Anew twist on one of the mostromantic classics of
all
time,with two actors that wellrepresent the 90s. All
I
need tosay
is:
Romeo, Leonardo, on hisknees in the
 rain
 screamingJuliette's name. The grief andagony on
his
face
was
so
real
Ifelt
it deep in
my heart Andwhen Claire Danes wept inagony at
the
sight of
her
de-ceased lover
I
wept with her.Meg
Ryan and
Nicholas-Cage,
"Qty
of Angels." Anangel (Cage) sees
a
beautifulwoman and risks everything byappearing to her. So in love withthis mortal creature, the angelleaps off
a
building, giving uphis "angeldom" for good to enter
the world
of the living just so hecan be with the woman he loves.An angel who gives
up
his
-W>
religious perfection is powerfullymoving.;.
i
Tom Cruise and ReneeZellweger,
"Jerry
Maguire." Thismovie was the creation of "thee"line
that made
women across theworld pull out their
issues
 and
wonder why
"their" man didn't*say
that to
them.
"You
completeme."
Jerry and
Dorothy's loveseemed doomed from
the
start -Yet Jerry realized
the error
of
his
ways, almost before it was toolate and he lost Dorothy forever.But like
a
bolt of lightening, lovehit him. He raced home,"... tosee my wife..."
and
confess hisoverpowering love.Leonardo DiCaprio and KateWinslet, 'Titanic."
He
rescuedher from
a
suicide
attempt and
endured the degration of
her
mother. He
taught her
to live forthe moment
and
forget about thefact that she was first class andhe was third. She gave
up her
seat on the lifeboat to stand byhis side while the ship
sank.
He Igave
up
the board
and
sat in the
freezing
cold water so
that
shecould live and, "Never give up."These stories are
imeless
 andwonderful. They make us believe
in
love
and
romance again*Happy Valentine's Day.

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