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VOL. XLIV NO. 10

MERCYHURST COLLEGE

FEBRUARY 2 1 , 1972

THE PHYS ED CONTROVERSY
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QUESTION OFfECONOMICS
By^Bonnie UkDuca ^Feature Editor ^

Dean Garveyr addressing College
Senate Meeting.
During the past months, the l'h> sica I-Education Department lias undergone many changes. These changes have "caused a variety of opinions involving the different perspectives of students, faculty, the H Phys-Ed Department and the Ad minis tratioa Concerning this matter and all of its perspectives, it is practically impossible to assimilate a clear over-all vievv. Vincent Doran and myself in J interview with (Dean (iarvey, have attempted to present a series of questions which we hope will suitabh answer or raise any of YOU K questions. In any event, the Merciad will appreciate any of your comments concerning!'the release of Miss Forsyth or any of the adjustments inthePhys-EdtDepartment. -J Doran: Was Miss Forsyth released from the college? . Garvey: Yes. Doran: I understand you asked Miss Forsyth and Miss Price,to sign a waiver. Did you ask anyone else in the college to sign a waiver? ' *1 Garvey: No we didn't. We did that to help them. If we had not asked them to sign the waiver, (both of them would have been sent letters of release last October the first. After a person has spent three years at the college, APU regulations stipulate that they be given a year's notice, which means both of them required a year's notice, which means .they had!to be notified at the end of September if they were not going to be rehired. The Phys-Ed situation'' was disastrous. Neither one carried a full teaching load; both had the lightest! teaching load in the college and we could not justify paying the kind of money we were paying for Phys-ed for people who were not fulfilling their contract in terms of work. Now we felts we had af moral obligation* to carry' them the entire year \ whether > they had j enough work or not. However, no college: anyuhere will carry faculty! members who had nothing to do - and that includes this one. Therefore, we explained to them that we would send them their notice at? the end of September and we would of course work all year to try to save the Program and we might be able to rehire one. Oi they could waive their *noticefuntil February, in which case we would try to save the program between September and February. That was done for their benefit. They were not being released*for any reason other than they weren't occupied. ^ | Doran: What relationship does this have i.:-with the! New Curriculum? \ * i Garvey: What happened was that the students didn't take Phys-Ed. That's what's ironic about all this furor on the part of the students. The students are the ones who have refused to take Phys-Ed now. Do you seriously expect a college to canyftwo people who have nothing to do? Now we suggested that the PhysEd Department make a series of changes which would hopefully make it possible for them to increase student enrollments We do not want to see Phys-Edfdisappear from the college, so next year we are going to carry* two Phys-Ed teachers for 600 girls and none for 450 boys is about as lopsided as twojjmen teachers would be. J? LaDuca: What kind of changes will be proposed next year for the Phys-Ed Department? ..Garvey: We are looking-for a series of changes which will provide three-creditcourses.4 l.aDuca: Are they all going to be three Credit courses? Garvey: Yes, so that a student can take a fourth course. We are also considering some theory courses sucri as Theory of Coaching,* Advanced Water Safety or First Aid. i l.aDuca: Will there be an increase M money given to the i Phys-Ed Department next year? . Garvey: Yes. For the lack of facilities, we will have to continue to go off campus more and more. But the student must remember that when we do this, their chances of a tuition increase go

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up. We are trying to hold the line on cost. It Sis our responsibility that all-the money spent is ab1 solutely necessary, t ^S *; * > LaDuca: Has the money alloted to the Phys-Ed Department in the past been decreased considerably 7 ihis-year? SifTi ?!? t .Garvey: Yes, because oi the disastrous decrease in enrollment there was no need to allot more money, Y *' k k Doran: As I understand it, a certain amount of the Student Activities fee is given to the Athletic Department. Now that there is an Athletic Department will there be a shift in where that money goes? ?f IS" * & ..Garvey: ^No, thei^Athletic Department will still receive the original twenty percent. In fact we are considering dropping the Activities Fee and picking it up in the tuition cost. i. Doran: What factors were involved in reaching the decision between releasing Miss Forsyth or i\l is s Price? ;*£? . .Garvey: The Department Head recommended that while both arc capable, Miss Price has a more generalized interest and is more useful to the entire * program; whereas Miss Forsyth's particular skill is in the area of golf. The fact of the matter is that Miss Price has been judged by her Department head to be more versatile and of greater potential use for the future. Miss Forsyth was not letjgo because she was incompetent or ? because the college did not want her. She was let go because changes in the Department necessitated r. some readjustment: The serious drop in 2 Phys-Ed enrollment, the growing number-of men, and the increasing demand for versatile programing. All these adjustments were employed to save the Physical Education Department. ,3» LaDuca: What decisions were made in the Curriculum meetings concerning the entire* Phys-Ed issue? J; f mt * L |? jg ..Garvey:i The* Curriculum Committee reported ftol the Executive Council that they could reach no decision after six meetings. They reported that their entire deliberations concluded w ith no majority decision. LaDuca: Were Miss Forsyth and Miss Price given the chance to design a new* Phys-Ed program? g S ; | Garvey: They were given the chance, yes, but unfortunately the chance was given'to them too late. After all the J enrollments were in, it was discovered that not only were the old students not registering for Phys-Ed, but neither did the new ones. The program should have been changed prior* to registration which on our part was hind-sight rather than foresight...
Organizational Meeting EUROPEAN TRAVEL INTERSESSION

Presidential Search Continues
Tentative arrangements are With less than five$ months remaining until June 30th, when being made for he and his wife to Sister M. Carolyn steps down spend February 19, 20, 21, at from the Mercyhurst presidency, Mercyhurst. the Search Committee. has enHe will be the second candidate dorsed only two men for the top to meet the Board of Trustees. Post and at this time no other Shane graduated from applicants are scheduled for a Kalamazoo College in 1940 with a Preliminary interview. J! bachelor of arts degree in English Last week, Dr. Marion Leo literature.'* He received his Shane, the vice-president of masters degree in 1946 vand his academic affairs at Southwest Ph.D. from Syracuse University I 1 State I University of Minnesota, in 1952. declared himself I an ; active Dr. Shane is 54 years old. % candidate {for the Mercyhurst. In 1966, Dr. Shane became College presidency, w 3 affiliated with the Southwest Shane--who was interviewed by State University of Minnesota and was named > vice-president of the Search Committee on January 20th--has accepted the academic affairs in August 1971. He taught for ten years at South committee's invitation for a return visit ttfbe presented to the Dakota State College and for four yeals at Kalamazoo College. college Board of Trustees. From 1960 to 1961 he was a visiting professor of English at the American University in Cairo, where he later served as dean of faculties for a four-year period. ** Shane joins Dr. Francis Mertz, vice-president of finance and development at St. Peter's College of Jersey City, as a final candidate for J the Mercyhurst presidency. £ The presidential search will remain active until the college Trustees accept a final candidate for the number one administrative position. The final* candidates are presented to J the Board of Trustees upon the recommendation of the ten-man Search Committee. Members include Sister M J Anne Francis, Chairman; Mrs. Marilynn Jewell, Director of 5'Service; Faculty Members Richard A. Kubiak, Sister Mary Matthew; Trustees Everett Zurn, Herbert Ascherman and Steven Miller; Associate Atty. Catherine Durkin; and Students Betsy |Bierfeldt and Maureen Sullivan.

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Robert Ludwig, currently on the faculty of the Loyola Program in Religious Education at Loyola University in Chicago, Illinois' will be a guest speaker in Erie on Sunday, February 20 at 8 p.m. in immaculate Conception Church, 233 East 16 St. Mr. Ludwig, who has done in-depth study of the theology of Father Daniel Berrigart; SJ. will speak on the "Life and Death Theology of Dan Berrigan". The program, which is being sponsored by the local Harrisburg Defense Committee, is open to the public. Although admission is free, a collection will be taken up for the Harrisburg 7 Defense Fund. He will also speak to two theology classes at 9:00 and again at 10:00 Monday ^Feb. 21, in Zurn 214.

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MERCYHURST COLLEGE

FEBRUARY 2 r i « „ t

INTO MUSIC
By Denny Woytekf ' m
The Grammy Awards are coming in March and this-year rode stands out in 15 categories. Nominations forfthe 14th annual Grammy's were announced last week by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Just in case you want to see who wins, they will be broadcast over ABC TV on March 14 from 8:30 until 10. Nominations for this year go as follows: Record of the Year: "It's tool late," Carole King; "Joy to the World," Three Dog Night; "My Sweet Lord," George Harrison; "Theme from Shaft," Issac Hayes; and "You've Got a Friend," James Taylor. Album of the Yean "All Things Must Pass,''! George Harrison; "Carpenter," The Carpenters; " Jesus Christ Superstar," Original Cast Recording; "Tapestry", Carole King; and "Shaft", Issac Hayes. Song of {the Year: "Help Me Make It through the Night," Kris Kristofferson; "It's Impossible," Sid {Wayne; £ "Me and fBobby McGee,'' Kris Kristofferson | Fred Foster; 'I Never Promised You A Rose Garden," Joe South; "You've Got A Friend," Carole King. Best New Artist: Chase; Emerson,4 Lake and Palmer; Hamilton, Joe, Frank and Reynolds; Carly Simon; and Bill Withers.| Best Female § Pop I Performance : I "Gypsies, Tramps, and Theives," Cher;|"Me and Bobby McGee," Janis Joplin; "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down," JoanBaez; "Tapestry," Carole King; "That's |the Way I've Always Heard It Should Be," Carly Simon. W & Best Male Pop Performance: "Ain't No Sunshine," Bill: Withers; "I Am,§I Said," Neil Diamond; "If You Could Read My Mind,"3* Gordon Lightfoot; "It'silmpossible," Perry Como;
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The Relevancy of I Relevance f 1 True Confession: I laugh at "All In The Family" and have gotten so used to growing up with Lucy on TV that I just can't cut the cordial run the water while I .brush my teethJl use Tide. And two-ply toilet paper. Blue. With those little fleurs de lis on them. ^Because they match the motif of my bathroom. ' I enjoy blazing fires in my fireplace. The last movie I saw was "Lady and the Tramp," which exploits women. My bottles are nonreturnable and I don't separate?my garbage; which I burn in my blazing fireplace. I just can't help it. I'm a failure at relevance. There are, however, some things about which I am relevant. I don't have a snowmobile or a sable coat? But!that's about it. I read the wrong things (Nash, not Yevtushenko). I eat the wrong things (meat, not brown rice). I enjoy the wrong^ theatre (Neil Simon, not Albee). Sol what can I do?, I am a product of an educational system and a biodegradable environment that makes me feel I have to take the pleasure out of pleasure, the enjoyment out of .enjoying. The product of a guilt-ridden culture where free-love means I always have to say I'm sorry. I But what's so relevant* about relevancy anyway? ; A while fago, I visited the University of Wisconsin campus at Green Bay— a college totally devoted to the study of ecology. There one student told me, "It's okay, but you feel guilty doing anything that's not relevant." I thought Hhe remark 3 was ridiculous. After a day there, I found myself checking the soap in 5. the school lav soap dishes to Imake sure they werefusing the might Kind, f

So what is relevant? Bicycling? Good for the environment. Cuts down on air pollution. But I don't like*bicycling. Its not good for my psychological environment. And what is meaningful? It's the hey-day of the academic radical chic where f everything must have a Profound Meaning; where anything more than a pair of jeans and a stereo system borders on ^decadence; where back-to-earth means back-todearth. | Ecology, racism, f women's liberation, war and the rest of the list are all important issues. Too often, it seems that it's not the issues that are significant but only the relevance of the issues. We feel guilty if we're not doing what's Right, and we feel Wrong if we're not feeling the guilt. There are things—little and big—that can be enjoyed. For their own sakerAnd for no other reason. Too often the Relevance Regalia focues only on what's not there rather than what exists. For some people, perhaps, the patterns of smog formed from a dingy smoke stack might be aesthetically pleasing. That doesn't justify the polluting smog, but it creates a new and positive viewpoint where even the ugliness of pollution can have; its own beauty. *-•••-. * Truthfully, ijjhaven't? resolved my own guilt feelings about being m irrelevant. True jConfession: | In my city* The Lucy Show is one at the same time as the Evening News. So I sit near the color television—receiving radiation— and||constantly recycle the channels back and forth from one show to the other.| Last night, Lucy talked about the casualties in fViet^ Nam| whiles Walter m Cronkite put on a Charlie Chaplin costume and danced at*a|PTA meeting. It all evens out.*,
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"You've Got a Friend," James Taylor. « Best Pop Performance by Group: "All I Ever Need is You," Sonny and Cher; "Carpenters," The Carpenters; "How Can You Mend a Broken Heart," Bee Gees; "Jesus Christ Superstar," original cast; "Joy to the World," Three Dog Night. jM Bestjj Pop Instrumental Performance: "Burt Bacharach," Burt Bacharach, "Smackwater Jack," Quincy Jones; theme from |"Love Story," Henry Mancini, theme fromr'Summer of '42," Michel Legrand, theme from "Summer of '42," Peter Nero. •% Best R&B Female Vocal Performance: "Bridge Over Troubled Waters," Aretha Franklin; "(I Love You) Call Me," Diana Ross; "Contact," Freda Payne; "Mr. Big Stuff," Jean* Knight; f'Pearl," Janis Joplin.' JP J * Best R&B Male Vocal* Performance:! f'Ain't Nobody Home," B.B.King; "Inner£<City Blues," iMarvijn Gaye; "A Natural Man," Lou Rawls; ««XT Never Can Say Goodbye," Issac Hayes; "We?Can Work It Out," Stevie Wonder. Best Country Female Vocal Performance: "Good fLovin," Tammy iWynette; 'Sielp Me Make It Through fthe ^Night," Sammi Smith; "He's So Fine," Jody Miller;| "How Can I Unlove You," Lynn Anderson; "Joshua," Dolly Parton. Best Country Male Vocal Performance: "Easy Lovin," Freddie Hart; "I Won't Mention It Again," Ray Price: "Kiss An Angel Good J Morning," Charley Pride; "She's All I Got," Johnny Paycheck; "When You're Hot, You're Hot," Jerry Reed. Best Comedy Recording: "Cheech & Chong," Cheech and Chong; "Ajax Liquor Store,"
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The Campus Ministry Office will present the film "Mother Theresa of Calcutta" on Friday, February 25, at 8:00 p.m. in Zurn Recital Hall. The film is the original BBC television account of Mother Theresa's untiring and successful work for the poor in the streets of Calcutta. While world attention focuses on Bangladesh and on the grave problems of starvation and need in India, this timelytfilm portrays the courageous efforts of starvation and need in India, this timely film portrays the courageous efforts of a woman who perceived the problem and did something to alleviate the sufferings she saw. f f| I

R.U.S. MINUTES
R.U.S. met in room 206 M. February 1,1972 at 5:45 p.m. with nineteen members present and two alternates. £ *J | It was mentioned that there will be a convention in Kansas City where information for social activities on campus, concerts, contracts, etc. will be discussed. It was agreed to send the students under the present convention policy. However i Mr. | Herring stated that the cost*would be in the ^neighborhood' of $500.00 automatically cancelled the idea due to the fact that the convention account holds only $600.00. ^ | The Curriculum Committee formed a proposal which /would change . thef Liberal Studies requirements from ten courses from five areas to twelve courses in six areas. The sixth are being: Phys.f Ed., Home Economics, Education, Business. f This was later, defeated in the College Senate. j I Janet Adams and Marie Oliveri talked to Mr. Kennedy ^about room contracts and as far as he knows only once didjhe receive 'h report that articles |were taken from a student's room. He also stated that next year R.A.s will have toTcome earlier and stay later. j It was reported that t the Academic Policy Committee is working on proposals L for changing the grading system. One would be to change the present system to a non letter graded system
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Editors: Bill Dopierla, SportS'j^GtorV'Ifcdejmoefer, Entertainment; •• Bonnie LaDuca, Feature; BiirSachserNews; Mark Zine, Drama. oaff writers: Mary Hoffman, J.D|Havrilla# Bob Pettinelli, Pat Lyon Ali Belovarac, D. Vernora, Sports; Thomas G. DiStefano, Kim ? wontenay. Sue Weiner, Maureen Hunt, Rick Lamb, Feature; Gerald Barron, Entertainment; Tom Heberle, News Staff: Cathy Smith, Kathy* Holmes, Christine Cebula, Roseann Schiavlo, Carol Alco,typist; Annette D'Urso, Mary Popvich, proof' reader; Dianne Guyda, Jon DeGeorge, Terri Grzankowski, Layout; Fran Adhearn, Dave Rohde, .Bonnie Ciymer, Amparo Alvarado, Art; Carol Kress, Shelle Lichtenwalter, photographer; 5 Mary Tupek, Circulation; Dark) Ciprian , advertising manager; • Bob Beck, editorial assistantv >'f; j J*

3.5 3.0 changed to 2.5 2.0 |1.5 1.0 I * .0 0.0 The result would be that if a student had a|C plus average at the end of a :term, he would receive ?'instead of a C for the course a 2.5. Mr. Herring proposed that R.U.S.! rent two pool' tablesiat $80.00 a month where the company that rents them would make any and all | repairs without charge, or to rentxpooljT which would cost the student $.25 r game which could eventually \ bought from the company. At present the pool tables are in poor condition and the maintenance people are unable to replace the felt every time it tears. A poll will be taken of the students to determine whether or "not coin pool tables would be used ^ if installed. I Constitutional changes were discussed again and will be voted on at the next meeting. The meeting closed at 7:00 p.mt Respectfully submitted, Maureen Sullivan R.U.S. Secretary

Area residents by the hundreds 1 - and thousands ~ have gone out * J of their way to visit offices of The First National ?Bank of Perm- I sylvania | to \ sign petitions requesting immediate action for I the preservation of Presque Isle Peninsula, according to Edwin H. Keep, president and chairman of the board of the local bank. ,4 a|| Such$ unprecedented outpouring of public support confirms what we of First National have suspected," Mr .J Keep said. "The public is eager, and anxious, to |do] its part in preserving our heritage, and is seeking some means to unify its M common desire. g "At this point in time, we are not certain as to fhow to best J crystallize this public sentiment, but our steps will be guided by the desires of responsible groups ana. individuals in Greater Erie who share our concern for the fate of 1 the Peninsula. - ,. ] First National does not intend w dictate, or even recommend, a 1 course of action, but wjfl J* e guided by J the will of m majority." • ^ . j "We must provide our electee representatives with the concrew evidence that the majority oi their constituents not omy -demand immediate:* action, D U stand ready to back up tnat demand with full support, ne said. * A thp Constant erosion g of J P PeniiBula by storms has posea* serious threat to the natum environment, and threatens U* elimination of the site as a locaj area of recreation and an » c » portant tourist attraction, u» bank official pointed out. j. The current, campaigni ^ designed to alert, officials on mg a Federal and State level of tne urgency of the problem and u»* need for prompt action. t Petition forms are ayailaweall offices of First National W* and extra copies will be supp^ to those who would wish to ci culate them in their commune

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LIBRARIANS ARE HUMAN!
By Sue Winer
"Libraries lite to be given trouble; they exist for it; they are geared to it." Catherine Bowen's statement describes well the attitude of the librarians and archivest of the Learning Resources Center. Sr. Mary Martin Hinkle. Center Director, .^stresses service as she speaks of her concept of a library. According to the old definition, a library was " a place for books but it isn't any more. A library is a place where research and new {learning experiences take place under the guidance of experienced and professional librarians.** ft, Although Sr. Martin regrets that her behind-the-scenes job does not involve "as much contact with students and faculty as I would like," she asserts "I really enjoy all phases of it-cataloging and administrative'work as well." Her other responsibilities and projects include selecting book additions with the help of the faculty, investigating possible future services, and taping records for the cassettes. '& Exercising her creativity in a
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Sr. Martin and aids in the Technical Services Department of the l.ihran major project, Sr. Martin designed and furnished the Center itself. With a family background in building, the director drew the original plans and, after touring several new libraries, added the after hours study room and the canteen. Projecting into the future of libraries in general, Sr. Martin

Winter Drama Review
By Mark Zine
The I Mercyhurst College DramaJ Department's next production will be?two one-act plays by|Peter Schaffer, on the evenings of February 25,26,27. . The first one lis Private Ear which will be guest directed by Father McSweeney from the Gannon Drama Department This melodrama concerns a shy young man who is being instructed in the ways of the world by a more experienced gentleman. The characters in this one-acter are portrayed by:Tony Walley, Larry Glaister, and Christi Warnick. Black Comedy Ms the-second play. This farce deals with the improbable situation of an electrical blackout. A young artist (Randy^Byrd), is to show his sculpture to a rich but deaf German (Mark Zine), to impress his future father-in-law (Glen Gramagna). He borrows, without permission, antiques from his vacationing neighbor (Mike Weiss), who later makes a surprise arrival. In the company of his fiancee (Kathy Guion), he receives an unexpected visit from his mistress (Marie Oliveri). Others in the cast are the neighbor lady (Debbie Humphreys), andjAthe electrician (Terfy Tierney). Black Comedy is being directed by Paul C. Iddings. Box office opens February ;14. RESERVED SEATS: $1.50, Adults, $1.00, Students. Curtain Time 8:15 p.m. on February 25, 26, and 27. Support your Theater!

would like to see "more use of automation—librarianship has been a little slow in that.' At the Center the director would like to add more professional staff and see more cooperative work with area colleges in regard to exchanging materials. She plans on obtaining, as the funds become available, at least two more microfilm readers, machines for using art slides and film strips, a wireless system for listening to cassettes in' a console, and drapes for the lounge areas and periodicals floor. "Information specialist" seems an apt self-description of Mrs. Cooper, reference librarian. In line with assisting patrons with specific problems in research, she keeps I abreast with source material available at libraries and agencies in the area, community affairs, social issues, and new reference works as well as books currently being read by college students. Preferring the "human approach" to research, Mrs. Cooper enjoys most the reader's assistance aspect of her job, the teaching on an individualized basis. "I hope that the students would have learned a lot from me and because of me...and I've learned from them. Working with college students keeps you completely attuned—at least fifty years ahead. It makes a futurist of you." Mrs. Cooper is a staunch advocate of a "noisy library": "With people getting what they want, exchanging ideas, the decibel level must be higher than what it is sterotyped to be. The buzz of activity does not deter students who don't need quiet but there is a quiet place for people who do." She would also like to see the development of a recreational collection, involving contributions .of unwanted books from patrons, and a much greater use J of paperback materials, especially for topics of current ihterest. I f ISSB l Studying hotel management, and then English in undergraduate school, Mrs. Cooper was not attracted into .library

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science until she began to work in a public library. She developed an interest in research through her husband's doctoral work. The changing image of the librarian, however, is beginning to capture the attention of more of the professional-minded, specifically men, she feels. More people are realizing that librarians are "people-oriented people concerned about everybody getting the most they can out of any media." Mrs. Sivulich. responsible for (he children's collection, describes a librarian as a "social worker, scholar, teacher, researcher, and public relations person.'' She finds that library work, especially reader's assistance, fosters a "greater appreciation of people, how fantastic they are. Half the time I would look at a subject in one way and talking with students would enable me to see things on so many different levels." In her view, a library, especially a college library, is a "cultural center" where people from all walks of life can go to "answer needs on a very personal basis."However, most people"do not really know what a library or a librarian can do for them." Mrs. Sivulich regrets that many students pass through college without ever using their library; its resources in material and people "could make a difference in their college (experience) and in their life." Concerning the children's section, this librarian has added to a rather scanty selection borrowing two collections on loan all year from the Pennsylvania State Library. Besides working in the library, Mrs. Sivulich teaches a course in children's literature and promotes the interdisciplinary action of this literature with other areas such as art, music, and creative drama. , M / A speech and drama major in college, Mrs. Sivulich became interested in a career as a children's librarian through teaching children in a remedial program. She had been unsatisfactorily involved in the behind-the-scenes aspect of radio and television, the type of work, she, at one time, felt would appeal to her. Sr. Martin, Mrs. Cooper, and Mrs. Sivulich are all members of the American Library Association. In addition. Sr.

Mrs. Cooper an information specialist Martin belongs to the Pennsylvania Library Association and serves as chairman of the Mercyhurst Library Committee. Mrs. Cooper is a member of an ad hoc committee tor library instruction of the Association of college and Research Libraries, the Mercyhurst Curriculum Committee, and of the committee involved in investigation Mercyhurst's role as a Christian college. Mrs. Sivulich serves on two committees for the American Library Association. Both Sr. Martin and Mrs. Sivulich hold degrees in library science from Rosary College, Mrs. Cooper from Long Island University. As archivest of the Learning Resources Center, Mr. Grinde catalogues, displays, and microfilms documents pertaining to the history of Erie. Also a history teacher at Mercyhurst, he considers the time between the Civil War and World War I a particularly fascinating period in Erie's history. This was the city's era of growth in population (including immigrants), wealth, and industry. Mr. Grinde also advertises the collection ' in historical and scholarly journals. He defines the archives as a "research center in which data of a historical or social science is stored." The collection includes "pictures, posters, old newspapers, and other forms of ephemera " While working on his graduate dissertation at the University of Delaware, Mr. Grinde handled thousands of manuscript items and became involved with the problems of organizing them. Through this experience, he developed an interest in theories

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With our last pre-season game came along a great loss to the Lakerettes Basketball team. Mary Drummond, who does a very fine job shooting, dribbling, and rebounding - fractured her wrist, and will not see any action, Lakerettes all played well to keep up with Edinboro, and in the last uarter pulled ahead to stay. . . le final score was Mercy hurst 58 -Edinboro 50. lb | These next few weeks the Lakerettes will confront

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The new face we'115 be j seeing I around the Mercyhurst tennis courts this spring will be that of £ Art Grady, the recently appointed)? tennis coach for the Lakers.a M Grady will be taking over the reigns from Dr. William Bryan who led the first-year team to a 9-| 0 regular t season f record ; last spring and a 3-0 record this past fall. Under Bryan's guidance, the Lakers also finished third in the NAIA District 18 tennis i championships. lEsiSisl f*£ " Grady will be accepting his first position as a coach in the field of tennis. He has I had previous I coaching j experience, however, J by serving asi the playercoach for the Gannon College Hockey Club in the 1969Coach Grady 70 season. I l l J W\ § \ i A & native J of | Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, (Canada, j Grady Counselor Education at Gannon. first earned recognition on^the For: two years he taught tennis courts j at the age of Theology at Loretto^Heights eighteen when he won both the College in Denver, Colorado and Junior men's singles and doubles more recently he spent two years titles and the mixed doubles title with J ; Gannon's Theology t for the Province of fSaskat- department. : chewan.:^ i j B | I g | | Grady is married to the former | During |his jj undergraduate Anne Gravereau and resides at years he performed for both the 546 West 8th Street in Erie. varsity hockey and tennis teams. He has played tin several tournaments the past few summers and on two occasions won Barbato's Pizzeria doublestournamentsin France. | Gra dy j ea rned f a B. A. | i n 1707 STATE STREET Philosophy Classics and minored *cf in Latin and Greek while at the 521-if 51 University of Saskatchewan. He also earned a masters degree in F E A T U R I N G DELICIOUS theology at St. John's University SUBS & PIZZAS T O G O in! Minnesota.^ He is presently working, towards his I Master of
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probably for the remainder of the season. If there is a chance for her to return, it would be a great advantage to the Lakerettes. S February 1, marked the beginning of the Girl's Basketball teams season with Edinboro at their home court. sThe big court a on advantage| and ^ S second wind during| the third quarter, pulled Edinboro ahead by ja mar gin, j and the Lakerettes just couldn'ttget the pointsjjback they lost. The first half of the game was close all the way "but... the third quarter spurt for Edinboro clinched the game. % | f f The J following Thursday, February 3, Behrend came to our court Ho play. For a look to the brighter side of| things, the Lakerettes declared their first season game? victory - | 60-37. Mercy hurst's speed and fantastic rebounding kept the Lakerettes at a comfortable pace in front of the Behrend giris* throughout * the game. Ill Februaryftwas a good day for the Mercy hurst girl's team, where the return game with Edinboro was J played on the Lakerettes hornet floor. fVery close! game % throughout. With Edinboro's definite advantage of height, Ithe Lakerettesffought hard on the boards, and got a good percentage of rebounds. The Allegheny, February^ (away), Fredonia, February 16 (HOME), Thiel,| February 17 (away), return game with Behrend, February 21 (away),| again Allegheny, February - 24* (HOME). | Like I said in the last article, the girl's are trying their best to keep?:the defeat column at a easy to the Lakerettes, so if you're looking for a good game to see... keep us in mind. HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE.

of information gathering, including ties withjj computer technology y. In developing the archives, Mr. Grinde hopes to collect more things of a personal nature, such as diaries and letters, which are more difficult to find since they are;*usually kept in private homes. The collection, he adds, also needs more material on the social and ethnic aspects of Erie. 8 H These are Mercyhurst's library experts. 'With an emphasis on social responsibility and an obvious enthusiasm for their work, they strive to| meet the needs ana challenges of the college community. Note: *An individual feature on Dr. Donatelli will appear? in the next issue of the Merciad. V

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