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VOL 5UNO.

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MERCYHURST COLLEGE

FRIDAY, MARCH 30,1979

Senator Edmund Muskie of Maine, the 1968 Democratic Party candidate for: vice president of the United States and presently a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, jvill give Mercyhurst College's commencement speech | on Sunday, June 3. r' \ Muskie, now serving his fourth term in the Sei ate, will concentrate on global _interdependency . his commencement address. It was his background! in international affairs which prompted the college to invite Muskie, sa.d Marilyn Jewell,' assistant to the president and director oi the International Studies Program. Muskie attained {national prominence as the running mate for the late Hubert Humphrey in the 1968 presidential election. The Humphrey-Muskie ticket lost to Republicans Richard Nixon and Spiro Agnew in the closest popular vote count Sin U.S. historv. i Muskie then ran unsuccessfully for his party's presidential nimination in the 1972 Democratic primaries. i | It was a stroke of good luck, Jewell said, that enabled the Maine senator to deliver the commencement speech. Originally Muskie was Invited to speak during spring term as a guest of the International Studies Program. One of the dates he happened to be free was June 3, graduation day here. ' \ Muskie, in addition to sitting on the Foreign Relations Commi' tee (considered one of the most glamorous congressional appointments), is chairman of the Senate Budget Committee. He is also a member of the Environment and Public Works Committee, heading its subcommittee on environmental pollution. (Continued on page 2)
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The 'Rights' of Spring - Last week, the first day of the new season lived up to its name, as the temperature hit the 60's. These Sesler student residents took advantage of the super weather by participating in outdoor activities, such as lounging around outside listening to music, rapping and celebrating with a little brew' - just to be sociable, you understand. It was so peaceful, you couldn't even hear a Parade St. boulevard neighbor say anything. Eg I T**.

Activity Day May 16
by Vicki Martinago I MSG is initiating ia new tradition for the 'Hurst with'its special plans for an "Activity Day" to emphasize both social and learning experiences outside the college classroom. The event is planned for May 16 with a raindate set for May 18. The idea for? a "fun day" originated in the Baldwin dorm and MSG built on the suggestion in order to i provide a morale booster Jfor * the 'Hurst community. • "•< \ MSG .President Mike Heller presented a formal proposal concerning the "Activity Day" to Dean Millar and the division chairpersons, and it was unanimously' accepted. According to Heller, for the event to
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succeed it needs the support of administration, faculty and students. He hopes to involve the various organizations within the college such as campus ministry, Egan scholars, PACE ami the yearbook staff. \ The tentative afternoon schedule for the "Activity Day" includes a blue grass band, ice cream social and bingo, along with athletic activities such as volleyball, backgammon and Softball tournaments. Plans are being arranged for an evening barbeque and an outdoor presentation of theRocky Horror Picture Show. The organized activities will be stretched out over the entire day beginning 1 with coffee and donuts in the morning, numerous afteroon activities and concluding with several night events.
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J An example of a more academic learning experience during the day would involve faculty, administration or student demonstrations in a specific field ^of interest. MSG representatives will be contacting faculty members concerning possible special interest presentations while the officers will solicit the skill within the administration. \ "It's been set up for all to participate and to show that the 'Hurst is really a personal campus. We want to make this a tradition at the college," Heller stated. Posters and fliers with additional ^information will be J available in addition to a structured program of activities for the 'Hurst community in the upcoming weeks.
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by Sue Fuss Over 150 prospective freshmen and their parents were on campus last Saturday for the first Presidential Scholarship Competition Day at the 'Hurst. A total of seven scholarships will be awarded based on the results of a two hour exam administered to the students. Two of these will be full tuition scholarships, three will be for $1,000 and two awarded for $500 According to College President Dr. Marion L. Shane, all the scholarships will be renewed yearly depending on the students maintaining academic excellence. * Dr. John Millar, dean of the college and • vice president of academic services, addressed the students and their parents before the test began, f "Completing the test*is not as important as taking n." 'Millar said, "(ioing to college is more important than graduating/' Along with the scholarship competition, many students were auditioning for the Creative Arts Scholarship. -^ ^ During the test, parents, and guests attended an informative program with presentations by Millar, Admissions Director Karen Schultz, Dr. Vivetta Petronio, director of the Egan Scholars Program, and Miriam Mashank, director of developmental education. Also speaking to the parents were Director of Student Services E. William Kennedy, George Kidd, vice president of business services, and Barry Zembower. the college's new financial* aid director. After the test was over, studems and their parents were free to tour the campus and talk with students about various aspects of the college.

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The Tyrone Family Portrait
Hie Theatre Arts Department's production of Eugene O'NelU's "Long Day's Journey Into Night** continues this weekend with a show tonight and Saturday evening. Pictured is the play's cast: seated, left to right, Mary Lou Stockhausen, who portrays Mary Tyrone, and Betsy Henog, cast as the maid Cathieen. Standing, left to right, Tom McDermott, as Edmund, David Sinclair, in the role of James Tyrone, Sr., and Mike Lucie, cast as James Tyrone. Jr. , * photo by Sandy I la bur a

We can do anything we want, we're college students - Gary Weber, left, Pat Silvestri and Chuck Farina demonstrate how they celebrated the first day of spring.'

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THE MERCIAD

MARCH 30,1979
It used to be, in days of old Profanity was seldom told In presence of the younger set Such innocense ne'er foul word met. But now it seems to be the case To spout and curse - as if in race y To try and string the longest chain Of simple words with soiled refrain. } „A child of a mere two years Articulates, for he has ears. Intelligence within his bound Is all it takes to repeat sound And understand when to repeat The tone of anger or defeat. Therefore, no special brains required > To execrate, an accent sired Through culture in a younger day... J Rhett Butler knew the proper way \ m To use such slang for emphasis ; His own lexicon would suffice For common discourse and parole So few now even know his role. Why then his eloquence resound? '• His "damns" no longer are profound For life designs facility /Even in knowledge - a pity To have such vital art erased... Society should be disgraced. [:.Bonnie James (Continued from page 1) Muskie has received widespread bi-partisan support lately as co-sponsor of a bill which calls for passage of the socalled Sunset Law, which would cause congressional bills and programs to lapse after a period of years if they are shown to be ineffective. U Graduating students will be given seven tickets to the ceremonies, which will * be distributed through the bookstore when the students pick up their caps and gowns.

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consider that we have to pay $10 Maine Man Not bad Mercyhurst. Landing for a sticker to park "legally" on Sen. Edmund Muskie for this campus and - even more absurd year's commencement address is dish out an extra $15 for that miscellaneous fee. Why not pretty good fishing. Muskie was an interesting another ten spot... ? Personally I don't get into political figure a while back. When he ran for president in 72 ballet and orchestras, but I know in the Democratic primary,* he people! who do. And if those was built - strictly for media events elude college life, another purposes - as an "Abe Lincoln void will be created - and more type." Not a sure-fire image to time will be left for people "with live up to, as he soon found out. nothing to do - no place to go." When a department seeks our The senator from Maine may well be the Charlie Brown of support we should respond it's politics. He's a likeable person not easy to respond immediately with an interesting personality in terms of dollars, but the 'Hurst not dynamic, mind you, but art department is worth it. They rather mildly amusing -who was have always maintained an |Timage of respect for the type of unable to win the "big one." He was an ideal choice for the entertainment they offered to not late Hubert Humphrey in 1968 as only the college community, but a running mate. The two political to area residents as well. At!last week's MSG meeting a figures complemented each other well in terms of their genuine quorum wasn't reached on what liberal labels. The I team lost to action, if any, to take on Pizzat's the infamous Nixon-Agnew, who proposal. He has my vote. rose to power only because of the Phasing Out tragic manner in which President .- Little hints tell me that it's that Lyndon Johnson, a Democrat, time of the academic year when handled the war in Vietnam. seniors are. slowly, but surely, Unfortunately Humphrey and beginning to be phased out. Muskie were of Johnson's party Consider all the excitement of and suffered politically. It's safe commencement, MSG anto say that they would have been nouncing the date for electing the "lesser of the two evils" to next year's student government have voted into the White House officers, and4the Merciad searover a decade ago. ching every nook and cranny for But again • nice going Mer- a new editor (no one has applied cyhurst. The class of '79 gets to yet - but we all knew that was hear a one-time heavyweight going to happen, didn't we?) Certainly the administration political figure who was the first Polish-American contender for doesn't have much need for the presidency. He is not a seniors anymore. They realize we charismatic speaker, but he won't be back in September to get beats having to listen to a Board stuck with that mammoth of trustee member-or Lou Tullio combination fall and intercession tuition bill. Arts Need Help We're a commodity of the past Joe Pizzat would like a $10 "artistic events" fee tacked on to like hula hoops and Koehler beer. Dear Editor: 1 May I summarize the bases of the bills of 'Hurst students. Is it |; But we" 1 propose a toast to justifiable? Yes, when you getting out of here come June 3. my request to our Student Government for artistic events assessment. It is my understanding that the Student Government is considering an increase to the student activity fee. If this is done, my request for artistic event funds would come from the Had I known . . . additional monies the Student If I had known about 'this instead of spending over $11 Government obtains. sooner, I wouldn't have come to thousand, it would have cost me a Briefly, the reasons for this Mercyhurst right away. First I little over five. And each time the request include: would have gone to a cheap state tuition went up - while those 1. The Middle States evaluation college and received a degree ''first-t imers''. would be faced report of 1975 was critical' of and then I would have come to the with a $100 increase - I'd only Mercyhurst College in the area of Hurst. have to pay $50. our cultural climate and events It would have been really neat. offerings. According to the Adult Education Office, if you already A good part of my tuition would 2. The Division has grown and have a degree, you only pay half have been covered by all the developed to the point where of the tuition costs at Mercyhurst. other students. It all goes into the Mercyhurst is considered "The Now they tell me. I should have "general fund" anyway so who College for the Arts" in our area. gotten a degree in basketweaving cares?> We have kthe professional staff, I could have received a really curricula, and the physical from the State University of New York (where it would have cost cheap education. facilities to make this statement. Had I known . . . me peanuts) and then come here 3. Research indicates that the Sue Fuss "1980's will be the decade for the to get my "real" degree. Then, Arts." For example:

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.a. The Federal Government has appointed Dr. Gene Wenner as Arts Education Coordinator on the national level. Dr. Wenner was formerly with the Pennsylvania State Arts Council. b. A recently released Rockefeller Report entitled "Coming to Our Senses" has great arts implications: on a national scope. c. A 1975 Harris poll'indicated 89 per cent of the nation's population felt that "the arts are important to their quality of life." Despite this evidence many, many college students in the United States can get an undergraduate degree without ever taking an arts course or partaking of artistic events such as seeing a live ballet, hearing a live orchestra, or attending a theatre performance or attending an art exhibit, etc. Also, Carnegie Commission Report on Higher Education states "A majority of college students surveyed (100,000) expressed the opinion that their
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campuses did not have sufficient opportunities for their creative expression or growth.." j Many scholars and leaders in the higher education fields feel that the small liberal arts colleges, such as Mercyhurst, can play a significant role in involving students in the arts experience. I'd say we have an obligation to do this. There has been a great need at our college for the development of a systematic, rational and fair approach to securing». and appropriating funds for the Arts Events here at Mercyhurst College. There is a need for an interested group of individuals to give continuity, order and organization to what appears to have been a haphazard approach to our cultural events and activities. . The proposal presented to our Student Government attempts to do this. Sincerely Joseph Pizzat, Chairman Creative Arts Division

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Editor John Bruno News Editor Sue Fuss Feature Editor Vieki Martinago Sports Editor Bob Delia Rocca, Chris Tomczak Contributing Writers JoAnn Alexander, Gary 1 Wes man. -j Contributing Artists . . . . . . Jamie Borowicz, Suzanne Rieker, Gene Weber t Photographer Sandy haoura Layout and Design John Bruno, Gary Wesman Faculty Consultant William Shelley

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THE MERCIAD

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The filing deadline for candidates running for one of four officer positions on next year's Mercy hurst Student Governments Thursday, April 12. Letters of candidacy must be turned in to current MSG Secretary Darlene Wawrejko by 4 p.m.fithat day. The campus election fof the 1979-80 student government officers will be held Wednesday,

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April 25. Campaigning regulations will be posted on the door of the MSG Student Union off ice'for all interested candidates. A brief job description of the four offices follows: The President, who presides at 1 all meetings of the Student Government, also sits on the Board of Trustees as a member career or just for general interest, at half price. Interested people need only supply a copy of their degree or transcript when registering. The tuition savings applies to all credit courses offered J days, evenings and weekends.

According to Dr. Gerald Dreller, director of adult education, tuition at Mercyhurst for anyone who has already earned a degree is half price. Persons who have already earned a college degree can go back to school at the * Hurst and study for a second degree - a new

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of the student body. The Vice President, who presides at meetings in the absence of the president, generally assists the president with executive duties and also serves as a liaison officer to the Student Activities Committee. The treasurer oversees expenditures of student government funds, keeps financial statements and the MSG checkbook. He is also responsible for preparing all budget reports. The secretary keeps a record of all meetings and MSG proceedings, sends notices of meetings and keeps all other student government records.

'Hurst Art Instructors Dan Burke, foreground left, Joseph Pizzat and Ernest Mauthe judge entries for the fifth Annual Art Scholarship Competition.

The Mercyhurst Art Department awarded a $500 scholarship to Teri Dewey - making her the winner of the*Fifth Annual Art Scholarship Competition Teri is from Northeast and attends Northeast High School. Mary Suehr, from Clinton, Pa., received the second award of a $300 scholarship. She attends Burgettstown, Jr.-Sr. High School. The third award of a $200 scholarship went to, John Gehringer, aCathedralPrep High School student. I

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went to-Jane Fuhrmann, a St. Benedict Academy student,who placed first?. Second place was won by Wayne Estes, a Waterford resident who attends Ft. LeBoeuf High School. Villa Maria student Nancy Mazzeo was chosen third. Last year's winner of the Art Scholarship Competition was 'Hurst student Jamie Borowicz, a member of the Laker basketball team and cartoonist for the Merciad*

Trends in enrollment figures in higher education - directly tied to population statistics - indicate a peak in undergraduate enrollment in 1982 and decline thereafter. ^ A 1978 AKPA study projected that the number of both undergraduate and graduate accounting degrees would increase at a higher rate than general enrollments through 1982 and would continue to show a steady growth trend at least through 1990 (the end point of the study.) What that means to institutions such as Mercyhurst is a ready market of individuals seeking a quality program to fulfill the educational requirements of their career objectives. At Mercyhurst, over \ the last three years accounting majors have grown 300 per cent on the strength of what is happening in the classroom and the placement Dear Uncle Macho: opportunities. Seniors have been Why is it the jocks get all the hired by large public accounting women at this college? My dad firms, government agencies and told me when he went to college more. t he jocks got some of the women, With Co-Op • Education, but l here were plenty left over for students in the program have the intellects like me. What hap- chance to get an insider's view of pened? Have times changed that the job market and to have their much? Boy! Jocks tick me off! professional skills before that - Frustrated Scholar senior year marathon, to obtain a Dear Frustrated: placement. Unfortunately, for you, the The }< 'Hurst accounting thrill of victory has replaced the department currently has nine agony of trying to make the students working in the Co-Op dean's list But don't be so program. The glamour position discouraged - I'm sure you can belongs to Donna Zaffina, who is still find a woman here - why not an internal auditor traveling all offer to type her term paper or over the United States for Zurns. something. 'You'll never know Jim Tarasovitch and* Pete what will happen after that... \LeFavier serve;, as auditors for Finally, don't be so-negative Apple tree, Kern and Apple tree. about jocks - after alt they keep Rosanne Smykowski is comus in a we u with their feets (and pleting a study of quality control hands) of daring on the courts in public accounting in conand on the .fields. Always, junct ion with her audit responremember - if you can't be an sibilities at Root, Spitznas & athlete,*at least be an athletic Smiley. Brad Richter is involved supporter. in a major computer conversion [ Have a problem? Who cares? at Erie Insurance Exchange. • " We do. Write Uncle Macho, care Dick Molder and Beth Beai of the Merciad. have direct client responsibilities

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in their position as tax return preparers for Benificial Finance. Bob Tobin is a "utility" accountant for Jerry Sandelstein, where he prepares financial statements and tax returns from raw data which he feeds into a computer system. And Carolyn Phillips has been given the opportunity to gain an overview of public accounting at Salvia, Kramer & Schaffner. According to Susan Longo, director of the 'Hurst accounting program, the students are doing exceptionally well. "The results of my visits with the employers show that all "the students are being treated as professionals with responsibilities similar to those of permanent, full-time employees," she said. "Mercyhurst is making a real impact out there in the job market thanks to the enthusiastic participation of the co-op students," Longo added. "I'm impressed to see how fast the program has gotten off the ground. Employers are now calling us and that only means more opportunities for our students; opportunities that extend all over the State in all sorts of industries and with the federal government. And we are going to see exciting things back here on-campus as these students return and bring their experiences into the classroom."

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MARCH 30,1979

Pamela Hornaman, left, and Colleen Heher.

Senior Cancer Research students Colleen Heher, Mercyhurst, and Pamela Hornaman, Gannon, will present their work at the 33rd Annual Eastern College Science Conference! which meets this year at Wilson College, Chambersburg, Pa., March 29-31. , The Conference draws students from ma ny Northeastern schools, including Harvard, Yale, West Point, Cornell and Columbia. Students involved in original research projects in any scieni fie 1 field present the results of heir experiments to groups of acuity and students. Cash awards are offered for the most outstanding research paper. Heher and Hornaman will discuss the results of their investigations done at the Mercy Cancer Research Center, under the direction of Sr. Eymard Poydock. Heher y will s speak on

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The Effect of a Vitamin C-B12 Complex on the Growth and Survival Rates of Tumors in Mice." Hornaman's topic is "The Effect of a Vitamin C-B12 Complex on Mitosis in Ascites Tumors in Mice." These experiments represent only a part of the intensive work in progress at the' Hurst's Cancer Research Lab. The research program, now in it's * 19th year, was initiated by Sr. Eymard, who was at that time Biology Department chairperson. The resulting course - Seminar in Research I and II - is still being offered to junior and senior biology majors as an elective. All students are invited to visit the Cancer Lab, which includes a gift shop and a display of Sr. Eymard's paintings. Proceeds from the shop and the sale of the artwork help defer the cost of the research. J

'Hurst Dean John Millar, center, draws the first of three names of persons who won, respectively, a GE AM-FM cassette radio, a Polaroid One-Step camera and a Soundesign Clock Radio. The drawing benefited the 31st Annual Military Ball, which will be held Saturday, March 31 at the Lithuanian Club, located at 8th and Parade. j+~r~ Also pictured are Gannon ROTC students Cadet Captain Barnett Selling, left, and Cadet Lt. Colonel Yvonne Ciarlo. The ROTC program is a joint cross-enrollment program between Mercyhurst and Gannon, where the courses required are conducted. The Military Ball will take place from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. For more information, including ticket prices, contact the Department of Military Science at Gannon, 456-8376.

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HOUSING R.A. applications will be available on March 30 in Room 215 Main or in Egan 48 from the director of housing. They are due back April 10. The interviews will be conducted April 17 through April 20. The paperwork is the responsibility of the person applying. All recommendations (forms supplied) should be in by April 10. GRADUATION W ANNOUNCEMENTS ' * Graduation announcements can be ordered now through Monday, April 2 in the bookstore, where a sample of the actual announcement is on display. Cost per announcement is 40 cents. Other items available include name cards k $2.95 per 100; personalized thank you notes $2.95 per box of 50; "Thank You" notes at $2.95 per box of 50; monogram med notes at $2.95 per box of 25 and graduation party invitations - $1.50 per package of 25. These items are also on display in the bookstore. Jk Any questions concerning graduation should be referred to Edward Gallagher, assistant dean, or to Mary Daly, public relations director, Egan 11, 8640681, ext. 226. LiJ DANCE, AT ALLEGHENY COLLEGE , The scholarship committee of the Association of Black Collegians (ABC) at Allegheny College will hold a fundraising dance on Saturday, March 31 from ho p.m. to 2 a.m. in the college's Campus Center lobby. Music will be provided by and Able "Ready,! Willing " Admission price is $1.00. EDUCATIONS DEPARTMENT An Instructional Aide Workshop for all education majors, sponsored by the Council for Exceeptional Children (CEO, will take place on Thursday, April 5 from? 7 to 10 p.m. in 2061 Main. Please bring scissors, markers and a ruler. EGAN SCHOLARS ; If you are a third term freshman with a QPA of 3.0 or better,

you may qualify for acceptance in the Egan Scholars Program. t This honors program has as its fecal point the academically talented student. It serves his needs by offering special courses at a level designed to keep his interest, outstanding faculty whose scholarship is matched by their teaching ability, and the opportunity to interact with peers of his own caliber. A student who !participates fully in the program will have taken twelve Egan!Scholar experiences by the end of his college career: at least six Egan courses, one seminar, and one project. If he has these twelve experiences and, in addition, achieves a cumulative QPA of 3.5, he will graduate with Egan Scholar honors and his transcript will be so designated. [ If you are accepted now, as a third term freshman, your participation in the program will be on a completely y voluntary basis. This means that you will be entitled to take Egan Scholar courses, as ma ny or as few as you want, and you will have the opportunity to graduate with Egan Scholars honors, provided that you fulfill all the requirements. Applications are available at 205 Preston. For \ further information, please contact Dr. V. Petronio, director i of the program. ADMINISTRATIVE MANAGEMENT SOCIETY The college chapter of the Administrative Management Society will present its last program of the year. Daryl Severia will speak on interviewing on Thursday, April 5 at 4:15 p.m. in the faculty lounge. Anyone in the management and business fields who are interested in joining AMS are asked to contact Jean Lavin in 216 Preston. AMS members have 50-50 raffle tickets at 50 cents each or three for a dollar. The holder of the winning ticket will receive half of the donation. Drawing will': be April 5. 3

CREATIVE ARTS DIVISION A presentation of J.S. Bach's Cantata; No. 189 "Meine Seele ruhmt und priest" for tenor solo and chamber ensemble will be presented on Thursday, April 6 at 1 p.m. in the Mercyhurst Chapel. The short solo cantata will be performed by 'Hurst Voice Instructor Joseph Chiarelli, tenor soloist. Members of the Chamber Ensemble are faculty members Holly Stackhouse, flute, Carolyn Zahner, oboe, Dimitri Erdly, cello and Sr. Mary Andrew, harpsicord. 'Hurst student Karen Fahey will perform on the flute. The performance is open to the community free of charge. CEC The 'Hurst chapter of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) will assist at the Millcreek Special Olympics from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 31. The Millcreek Intermediate facilities will house the Olympic games. STUDENTS IN FREE ENTERPRISE A group of Mercyhurst business students are putting the finishing touches on three projects which in April will be entered at the Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE) regional competition in Pittsburgh. The projects to be entered include two slide shows and a poster competition. One slide show compares a large corporation (Hammermill Papers) and a small privatelyowned business (N'uzie's Bar and Restaurant) as promoters of free enterprise. Public reactions'* to free enterprise principles are shown in the second slide show. The Mercyhurst SIFE group engaged Erie? Girl Scout Troop 201 in its poster competition, the results of which are now on display at the Millcreek Mall branch of the Erie Library. At the upcoming Pittsburgh competition the Mercyhurst students will accompany their projects with written reports, a 10-minute oral presentation and a demonstration booth.

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Registration Faculty Lounge, Preston Hall 12:30- 1:30 Lunch, Cafeteria 2:00- 3:30 Talent Show Zurn Recital Hall 6:00- 7:00 Social Hour Holiday Inn, Edinboro 7:00- 9:00 Dinner 9:00- 1:00 Dance

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Dr. James Hanlgan, left, and Dr. William Kowalski spoke at the 'Hurst last week on human sexuality. Both speakers were asked to respond to "What does their discipline have to say about sexuality?" and "What is healthy, responsible sexual functioning for unmarried people?" Kowalski is a psychologist with an extensive private practice. He is a consultant to the Erie Rape Crisis Center and has done workshops on human development both at the 'Hurst and nationally. Hanlgan is a faculty member at Villa. A theologian, with a doctorate in ethics from Duke University, he is a former faculty member at Marquette University. About 50 students attended the Hanigan-Kowalski lecture.

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Mercyhurst welcomed«a new director of financial aid this month. Barry Zembower is now filling in parttime in the position until the end of May when his term as assistant dean of students at St. Bonaventure College ends. "This was a good step for me professionally," Zembower said noting his interest in the Northwestern Pennsylvania area. He completed Shis bachelor's degree at Grove City and went on to receive his master's from Indiana University of Pennsylvania,! Zembower said he has enjoyed meeting the people at Mer-

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cyhurst and hopes to see the community become more aware of 44 financial aid procedures. I'd like to at least make every student feel comfortable in coming here and asking questions," he said. "I'd like to make the process and office as simple, unintimidating and accessible as possible." Zembower replaces Worm. Barber, who, after a year and a half at Mercyhurst left the college after winter term. Barber al present is considering jobs in the financial aid departments of Illinois State and Northeastern Massachusetts University.

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Tour Psych
by W.D. "Bud" Prize \ The Laker tennis team has returned from its spring tour well prepared to defend the District 18 title it presently owns. i Although the team's recordwas 2-5, this statistic was deceptive. Three of the squads faced* by Mercyhurst were perennial powerhouses in Eastern tennis. Also, all the teams had played between ten and thirteen matches outdoors before the Blue and Green passed through. Added to the fact that the 'HurstP had to travel each day, these circumstances proved a high barrier for the men to climb. Wins and losses aside, many positive aspects were realized during the trip. "First, and most importantly, we got outside and acclimated to the sun and wind," Coach Dennis Ranalli said. This is especially important since the Lakers are the only District 18 team to have played outdoors so far this year. "Secondly, the doubles play improved significantly, as teams begin to gel," Ranalli pointed out, and added that the team "got used to pressure play and became match sharp." The trip began on a rough note with Mercyhurst losing a tight 5-4 decision to Citadel. Close matches once again proved their undoing - as either v of the two close singles losses would have turned the trick for the Lakers. The second day proved no better, as the College of Charleston bumped the 'Hurst for the second straight year, 7-2. Bright spots were Andy Findlay and Paul Spies at first doubles making a very strong performance - losing to the top team of Charleston 7-6,7-6 in one of the best played doubles matches of the trip. Also positive was the rise of Tom Chybrzynski's game - as he fired his way to an easy victory at number four singles, 7-5, 6-2. j i After a rainout at Coastal Carolina, the next stop was Presbyterian College - for a showdown with the team that tied the 'Hurst for eighth place at the national tournament last year. The bug of close losses bit again, as three hotly contested matches fell to the Blue Hose. Blue Hose? Phil Dubsky's third singles match became quite emotional when he called for a line judge, and a Presbyterian fan was sent down to preside. At 3-5 against Dubsky, a critical break point line call was contested, and a game Dubsky thought he had won was ruled deuce. Not to be denied, he saved several match points and won the game to bring the second set to 4-5 on his serve. His opponent came on strong, though, and won the next game to clinch the match 6-3, 6-4 and the team match 6-3 for Presbyterian. Spies scored his second win in three tries, disposing of his man easily at number six singles. Dave LaFuria came on strong, winning his first singles match 60 in the third set at number five. At 0-3, the 'Hurst turned to a very good High Point team, hungry for its first | victory. Findlay led a charge that spread through the team as he wiped out the opposition's number one man 6-1, 6-1. With the exception of LaFuria's loss at second singles and Paul and Steve Spies dropping a close one at third doubles, the Hilltoppers cleared the decks for a 7-2 win. Dubsky and Findlay won a at first doubles, eliminating a team which did well at the nationals last year. Ravinder Sabherwal garnered his first victory of the trip and earned himself the Chinese dinner he's been asking for. < The show moved to Atlantic Christian and then to Hampton for the two best teams of the tour. Atlantic placed second at Kansas City last year and dealt the Lakers an 8-1 loss. Most all of the matches were close, however, and quite encouraging for the team - especially Dubsky - who shot down his man at number four 6-3, 6-2. I Hampton Institute was also loaded, as they have won the NCAA Division II title two of the last? three years. This -time Dubsky and Findlay upset the first doubles team 6-1 in the third r set to salvage a point for Mercyhurst. v- I At George Mason University the travel-tired Lakers came out on top 9-0. The shutout was led by freshman Gary Dagan's first career singles victory - a 6-3, 6-2 win at sixth singles. « A match-tough Laker team will continue to smooth out wrinkles in preparation for the season opener, soon after Easter. Although the final line-up is not set, it is certain that the depth of the squad will afford Ranalli the opportunity to effectively substitute in case of any injuries. Road Trip Quotes Sabherwal: "How many Piggly Wigglys are there here?" Steve Spies: "Can we have cheeseburgers for breakfast, coach?" Sfc Gary Dagan, after his first collegiate win: "Big Ideal. The guy stunk!" H Andy Findlay, after facing nine imported players: "There's too many foreigners in these American colleges." ... i
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With college basketball finally completed and the spring months approaching, the 'Hurst baseball team is ready to begin. Having been cooped up inside for the better part of three months, Coach Mike Cusack and his young ball club got a chance to practice outside last week as temperatures warmed to 65 degrees. &§: The team has shown a vast improvement sover last year's squad which could only produce 12 victories in 32 contests. The team -^"rebuilding", according to Cusack - is loaded with freshmen < talent. The only regulars returning from last year's team are left fielder Frank Hudlac, shortstop Terry Kelly, third baseman Bob Delia Rocca and right fielder Rick Shaheen, who is sidelined with a broken thumb. Center fielder Joe Rocco and catcher Jim Hesse lead the freshmen crop which also consists of Dick White at second base, Andy Giachino at first, Jim Radeloff in right field, John Clark behind the plate, and Steve Niemic on the mound. f * =K Adding valuable depth to the team will be the experienced uoperclassmen Walt Romanoff and Ed Austins (outfielders who were ineligible in the fall), Ray Gruss (second base) and Ronnie Coleman (first base.) '-• i j The pitching staff, headed by sophomore flame throwers Russ Wilhelm and Rick Rickgauer, may very well decide the fate of the Lakers this year. The seven man staff, which also includes Craig Nicholson, Gordy Karstadt, "Sparky" Mills, George Kosko and Niemic, will be extremely busy throughout the thirty-four game season J which involves one stretch where the Lakers will play six games in three days (May 2,3,4.) The season opener is scheduled for April 3fat California State. The feeling about the team is one of optimism as things remain on an up note. The only problem the 'Hurst has involves the battle with Mother Nature - one battle they will never win.

Lakers Fourth In Keystone
Chilcott led the 'Hurst with 253 by Chris Tomczak j All the numbers have been total points for la 14.9 point tallied and the past basketball average. McCartney scored 193 season has become merely a points (11.3 average), King statistic. Grove City won the averaged 9.5 points with a 152 Keystone Conference title for the total, Tomczak 8.6 with 147 points first time with a perfect 7-0 slate. scored. Masterson tallied 115 Geneva tied Behrend for points for a 6.7 average, it Tomczak led the team in field second place each with 5-2 marks, while the Mercyhurst goal percentage from the floor at Lakers were deadlocked with 35.9 per cent, followed by Allegheny at 4-3 for fourth place. Masterson at 34.9, Chilcott at Thiel ended in sixth place at 2-5, 34.2, McCartney 31.1 and King at Villa Maria next at 1-6 and 24.7 per cent. Reiber hit 27 per Westminster placed last without cent of her shots. Freshman Kim Dodd hit 21.5, Lani Krantz, a a victory and seven losses. Individually for the Lakers, sophomore, hit 13 and junior senior Diane Masterson led the Mary Mahon 10 per cent. team in free throw percentage, McCartney- recorded 11.2 hitting a 73.3 clip. Senior Mary Ann King followed at 63.1. Fresh- rebounds per game, followed by man Debbie Chilcott hit 56.5 Chilcott at 9.3. freebies, while Lindy McCartney, (j The time and effort of the also a freshman, recorded a 48.7 players can be recorded,*: but percentage at the line. special note of appreciation Sophomore Tina Tomczak hit 40.4 should go to coaches Rhonda and freshman Mary Reiber 33.3. Carlson and James Conn, manager Kathy Chudzicki and scorekeepers Sue Cavalancia and Kathe Lowry - all of whom aided the Lakers in their successful season. »

Soccer Squad Successful
by Bob Delia Rocca • The' Hurst soccer team - which had a successful season back in the fall • has carried their success into a couple of indoor tournaments which they have been involved in over the past few weekends. Two weeks ago they traveled down to Indiana State to compete in a thirty-two team tournament which included a number of top teams along the east coast. One of these teams was Behrend College District 18 champions who were defeated by the 'Hurst
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Mothers' Milk over Bronx Bombers 5248 In double overtime. Tony Vierra of the Bombers led all scorers with 23 points. Henry's top Genny Creams 79-34. Tom Fahey (Henry's) had 21 points. Fighting Rebels SO, Ebony Connection 35. Mike Conroy led all scorers with 16 points. Joint Effort SS. La Machine 34. Gordy Karstedt was high scorer with It points. Henry's 56 - Mothers' Milk 42. Joe Ford and Tom Fahey, of Henry's, each had 18 points. Bronx Bombers nipped Genny Creams 48-47. Tony Vierra led all scorers with 21 points. Joint Effort 46, Fighting Rebels 41. Jim Daley had 18 points for the Rebels.

This victory helped the Lakers to a commendable fourth place finish. Last week the soccer squad participated in an indoor tournament at Edinboro State in which they finished third. ^ These winter month successes can only boost the confidence of the players who will try and outkick Behrend for the district

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