Vol. XXV, No. 1

Notification was received yesterday that the M E R C I A D I has been awarded the * All- American rating by the Associated Collegiate Press. This rating, the highest award given by the association, is being received by the MERCIAD for the first time in its 24-year history. Mary Lou Dwyer, editor of last year's MERCIAD, headed the staff which was responsible for the superior paper.

Student Body Mass Opens School Year On Sept 24
Student Body Mass, celebrated by Rev. Daniel Martin in the Chap-el of Christ the King, marked the official opening of the 1953-4 school!year on Thursday, September 24. After a brief address im which Father invoked God's blessing onlthem individually and on the school year, the student body gathered in the Little Theatre for a convocation with Mother M. Borgia, dean of the college. Injjher conference with the students, Mother Borgia admitted that there is no "royal? road to learning." However, she went on to say that none of the worthwhile aims in life are attained without hard work and sacrifice. She maintained that one's education is never complete and that no one should allow a day to pass in which she does not learn somethin g of value. Mother Borgia compared f the philosophy of the pagan Aristotle with t h a t of St. Thomas Aquinas when they admonished their students Ito strive for the good life. She pointed out the two-fold purpose in living the good Ilife, that of being a good citizen, the only K end toward which Aristotle was striving, and that* of service to God and others, the end to which his Christianity caused St. Thomas to aspire.

Frosh Receive "Just like home", Barbara Cavanaugh, sophomore home economics major, seems to be saying as she demonstrates new equipment to freshmen Mary Ann Schmidt and Joanne Rinaldo on their tour through Seniors, Sophs Cap and Gown the revamped home economics department. $ Invite Colleges Qn October21 Home Ec Dept. Facilities To Open House symbolizing acceptanceandintogown, The academic cap the

Expanded at Mercyhurst

Mercyhurst's building program, completed last spring, has paved the way for expansion within the school as ? welly as without. All library facilities are nowihoused in the new library building, and space made available ]by this removal has been utilized to provide an extra assembly hall and to expand the home economics department. f In addition ito being enlarged, the home economics department has been modernized. The third floor rooms which were originally S'tack and preference rooms have been converted into a clothing flaboratory, complete with fitting, reference, and storage rooms. A lecture room has taken over the quarters previously occupied by the clothing laboratory. Students in the Home Nursing class have been provided with a special nursing room in which their lecture\ andr lab work will be cari-ieu on. The foods laboratory i has been rejmodeled to include two unit kitchens in addition to the individual work areas. These units closely| simulate home kitchens, and extra touches such as knickknack shelves add to the, authenticity. Overhead! cabinets and formica-topped c o u n t e r s * are among the functional features of the new arrangement. The department! has also added an upright freeze.r to the laboratory. Students will work with it in their units on modern methods of food preservation. A cheerful yellow and white with green makes $up the color scheme, and stainless steel equipment and appliances carry out the. modern theme of-:!the twin work areas.

For the {benefit of PRAETERITA, the seniors and their {sister class, the sophomores, will sponsor an Open House Friday evening, October 2, from nine to twelve. Invitations have been sent by chairman Marlene, De-Mattia and co-chairman Patricia Murphy to students at Gannon, Behretnd Center, Allegheny, Niagara, Alliance, and Edinboro. Pat Nearby has engaged Bob Conner's Combo to furnish music for dancing. § Hostesses for the evening will be the members of the senior and sophomore classes! Kay Canada and her committee are busy with posters to publicize, the first social event of the college year. In charge of decorations is Carol Kelly, while Rosea nn 'Andio is chairman* of the ticket committee.

academic community known to us as Mercyhurst, will be officially awarded to sixty-one members of the freshman class onfOctober 21. The Investiture will take place in the Little Theater with the entire student body and faculty in attendance. This significant e.vent, at which the freshmen are formally welcomed by Dr. Michael J. Relihan, head of the Education department, marks their initial participation in fan official ceremony of the college.A senior, representing her class and the student body, will address the freshmen, and their class' president will reply in an acceptance of the responsibilities imposed by the investiture. She",will also lead her class in a pledge of allegiance to Mercyhurst and her ideals.
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enfs Start Medical Tech Year {Course

Faculty Includes Few'53 Changes
The 1953-54 school year has meant few faculty changes at Mercyhurst. Sister Mary Charles, formerly associate professor of chemistry and physics, has been given a leave of absence to study for her doctorate at Carnegie Te.ch. Sister Mary Inez, instructorlin music, is at present teaching^ in Franklin, Pa. New members of the Mercyhurst College, faculty include Sist e r ! Mary Suzanne and Roxana Downing. Sister Suzanne, who will join the education department, has specialized in eleme.ntary education. Miss D o w ning, a Mercyhurst graduate of the class of '53, will be an instructor in the art department.

First students to enroll in the medical technology course recently arranged |by St. Vincent's Hospital and Mercyhurst have be- . gun work at the hospital laboratory. Doing their Jlnternship are Mary Ann Cutri, Judy Ellermeyer, Sophia Mazionyte, and Vija September 21 marked the arOdeiko. rival of the Class of '57. Greeted by their "big sisters," freshmen The girls, having completed were seen embarking on |a new over three, years of preparatory^ career as college students. To help study, are on duty eight hours a in their ladjustment, a well! planday, five days a week, working ned orientation program immedithree hours on Saturday. In Decately went into effect. ember, they must be prepared for weekend duty when emergencies may arise. June will mark the beginning of night calls foi the girls. The course includes working in the seven departments of the laboratory: blood bank, bacteriology, histology, hemotology, urinalysis, biochemistry, and waiting room, which takes pre-natal, premarital, andfpre-admission cases. Time must also be spent ti in the sterilizing room. Additional courses will be taken in the. evening at the college. A probation period of two weeks i s | spent by each girl in each department* during which time she receives the general outlook of the department. After this period of three months, she will spend j another five weeks in each de-.. partment participating in its act-;' ual jwork. A total of twelve months is required for each girl The first three days were spent in conferences with members of the faculty and in the administration of tests. Among the tests given were an English Placement test, ^Personality test, Psychological! test, and a tests of Student's i n t e r e s t s . Freshmen were given advice in selecting their, courses and schedules were arranged. Under thej direction of Sister Mary Esther, directress of Student Personnel, an assembly with a student^ panel on "Your Adjustment to College" concluded the. three-day program.

Four Tests Begin '53 Orientation

The ceremony will be concluded by a student body procession into the, chapel for Benediction, Following the! service, the traditional formal tea will be held in the state| dining room in their honor.

Sister Rachel Elected Pres. Of NCCHE
At the seventh annual meeting of the National Catholic Council on Home Economics, held this year at Kansas City, Missouri, on June 22, Sister Mary Rachel of Mercyhurst assumed the office of president of the organization. Sister Mary Rachel received ..••'-her Bachelor of Science degree at Mercyhurst and her Master's degree from New York University. She has also studied at the University of Minnesota, Columbia University, and Iowa State University. At present, she is associated professor ofihome economics at Mercyhurst. The association has as its objective the promotion and development of standards of Christian family living. Most outstanding work of the NCCHE to date is the ^inauguration of the degree of Master of Education in Home Economics at St. Louis University, the only Catholic college or university to offer this degree.

Highlighting the entertainment was the faculty-freshmen reception in the foyer. At this time the. freshmen were formally introduced to the faculty and a luncheon followed in the state dining room.Other social /'get-togethers" were enjoyed „ between the big

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Sister Mary Rachel's past work in behalf of the association has included a two-year term as chairman of the Constitution and By-laws Committee which, under . . .abut only until October 21 her leadership, recently completwhen the freshmen will officially ed the important work of revising receive the academic cap and the Constitution. Chief among the gown at the impressive Investiture revisions effected by the commitceremony. Previewing the happy tee was the defining of memberday in the life of a freshman are, ship in the I organization to inabove, left Ho right, Mary Ste- clude active, associate, and honorary members. phany and Carol Eigabroadt,

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Welcome, Frosh

Gruel World Kind To Class of '53

"Where, oh where, are the To all our bright and bouncy new Freshmen, Mercyhurst brave ole Seniors?" goes the reextends a warm welcome! Already |we can see that the frain from one of the Hurst's "Little Sisters" are having no trouble atfall falling into step more popular lounge songs. Just with the "regulars". The sportsmanship and the cooperative where are those Seniors . .|the attitude displayed thus far are indicative of the kind of a '53 Seniors, that is? Has the crue,l,f cruel world devoured them class Mercyhust is proud to callfher own. And in spite of the . . . or are they making a valiant fact that the Frosh are about to "show up" the Sophs and stand against the elements? upperclassmen in the talent line, we'll just swallow our pride Those who received their MRS. and anticipate lots of fine entertainment on future occasions. (married right soon) degree this So, just as we are looking forward to a wonder-full year with summer are Doris Moore* Claire this latest addition to our ranks, we're hoping that we, too, Agliaia, Mary Jachimczyk. -JoAnn Weaver, and Cammie Dican meet and pass their expectations. Again, to every fresh- Campli. M man, one by one, Mercyhurst says, WELCOME! Peggy Cavanaugh, Julie Tech, and Florene Cherry are all making valuable* contributions to teience. Pe,g has become the "Miss Sunshine" of ther Erie Osteopathic Hospital. Julia is September and January should merge! They should go spending her spare time working together and form one month (Septary) Jwhich would have diligently on her Master's and, of its first day as the beginning of the social, political, eco- course* Florene | is to become President soon . . just as we nomic and educationali'calendar. thought! "Group Work, the psychology This is, of course, the fanciful solution that would break of. . . . •? which was studied so the transparent bubble that surrounds campus life on Septem- long land profitably by Mary Lou ber I. The school year would open with confetti and laughter, Dwyer is now her chosen occuand that additional something that is so much the part of the pation at the St. Charles SettleJanuary NewlYear, but which seems to have no place in the ment House, in Rochester. Also in her favorite field is Marilyn September "New Year" • . . resolutions. Kelly, working at Catholic Charities in Youngstown. Too often the interim between September and January Fran Sullivan has decided to is regarded as the end of the old instead of the beginning of work on hex ilMaster's at Ford-' the new. Too often student responsibility is given a figura- ham. Also at Fordham in the afternoons is Joan Harrison £ who tive.shrug by the student body. And, too often the academic teaches a second grade parochial life is replaced, instead of supplemented, by the social. But class in the morning. Joan spends this is confetti, the confetti of the January New Year which recess telling her class about her flies high intolthe air only to come down to be trampled travels in Europe. Another '53 on by other merrymakers. It is not like the resolutions of the graduate teaching in the parochial school is Fran Miller • . she New Year which are|planted and which finally grow and says she is getting used to being permeate a person, a group, or a community. called "Sister Miller." TnreeTmemDefs ot the Class of "Septary" would! be one solution. But? a more worthy '53 have crossed | the Masonsolution would be an enlightened, cooperative Student Body, Dixon Line and headed toward a Student Body that arrives on its campus ready to throw a the tall-cotton country. Margalittle confetti but resolved and willing to have a happy new ret Broderick and Mary Kay year working and sharing with its fellow students, its fac- Dyke $ are in j competition for * the "Our Miss Brooks" of their high ulty, its administration, and its government. sc/iool in Savannah, Georgia. Norma ] Jean Scott is enjoying beautiful weather, home economics, and physical education at Palm Springs, Florida. | j Roxana Downing "just couldn't leave" - -she likes us . . is now an instructor in our own art department. Mary Ann Cole is alEditor Mary Anne Hayes and sociated Press who has just re- so teaching art . . in Lake wood. Assistant Editor Marge jj Williams turned from eleven years of coverCarrying out the principles they with yearbook editors Pauline So- ing the Kremlin for the AP. learned at this time l last year lida and Mary Lou Scalise are Host school for the convention are Judy Car low doing elementmaking plane to attend the annual is Northwestern University which ery work in Erie . . .Ann Cobbe Press ij Conference of the Associteaching home ec. courses in four has secured excellent faculty and ated Collegiate Press on October schools in her home ,;town of 15, 16, 17. They wiU travel west professional! journalists in the Dunkirk . . . .Lou Kamenjar to the Windy City of Chicago and Chicago area to speak to the del- with Latin and English classes . . will stay | at | the Morrison Hotel egates. Rita Shanahan with business ed. During the three days there will classes at Niagara Falls . . Pat where the meetings cure j being be some sixty sectional meetings Duffy, 1 also teaching ^business in held. I covering all phases of newspaper, Dubois, Pa . . and in their homeOf special interest at the Con- yearbook, and magazine editing towns, teaching, are Peggy Green* vention will be a "Report on Rus- and mangement. Marilyn Harking, Pat Cosgrove, sia" to be given at the £ banquet H The main address at the open- and Mary Ann Raws. Friday evening. Speaking on the ing convocation will be given by Rita Panciera, now Sister Rita subject will be Eddy Gilmore, the Al Orton, Chief of the Chicago Ann, has the sophomore class at famous correspondent of the As- Bureau of AP. St. Joseph's Academy in Titusville while Sister Marilyn, Mary Ann" Callahan, teaches fifth and sixth grades at St. Walburga's school in the same town. Erie, has benefited by the business majors infthe class A GenMercyhurst College, Erie, Pa. eral Electric has the Davis twins Member of | on its payroll, one in the office of the research department, the Associate Collegiate Press other in the engineering departEditor Mary Anna Hayes ment . . . Pat Liebel takes dicAssociate Editor Jean Drouhard tation from a prominent attorney Assistant Editors f Marge Williams, Martha McNulty in the city while Anne Sennett Business Editor 1 1 Roseann; Andio takes down the notes at the Court Contributors: Donna Byers, JoAnn Ryan, Pauline Solida. Anne Ken- House . . and down in St. Mary's, Norma Sehaberl is also doing ofnedy, Lorraine Reichel, Carol Kelly. 1 fice workt '

For Mary's Socialists...
The score was six to nothing, three minutes left in the second quarter, and it was \pouring •• rain. Then in those last three minutes, Tech's quarterback made a twenty-five yard dash and everyone heard the announcer say, "Touchdown—the score six-six." The!game continued and amid penalties, incomplete passes, and injuries, Tech won over Vincent eighteen .to twelve. Tech had played a good game—-tough but clean —never omitting the huddle before a play so they would act as one. Here was spirit, fair play, enthusiasm and unfailing ^cooperation, all wrapped up in a slightly drenched stadium. |Freshman, sophomores, juniors and seniors of the MercyhurstCollege team, let's play a good game this year—hard but fair. Mass can be our huddle, before the play, every play i being a day. As the Student Board of Discipline throws the penalites just as the referee threw them in the game, let's take it on the chin. In order to play the game well, we'll need a coach who once learned to play the game with integrity. Mary played our game better than anyone else ever will. Let's adopt her as our coach. Cheers, paper flying, band music —all*are visible signs of showing our team that we're with them. We, too, can visibly show Mary that we're with her by slipping to ouriknees every night during October, the month-j of the HolyjJRosary. It will take star players on Mary's team t o turn out for practice every night 'at the ro* sary, but with Mary as our coach we should make every day a touchdown. Working with Mary let's WIN this year.

Happy New Year

Summer Convention Delegates Report On Student Meetings
In* keeping with her* policy oft progress with the times, Mercyhurst annually sends delegates -to several national convocations • of college students. Four of these meetings were held during this past summer in various cities and universities. They included the NFCCS, the National Students Association, The Summer School of Catholic Action and the Young Catholic Student conventions. MARGARET HIRSCH, delegate to NFCCS congress held at the Sheraton-Gibson Hotel iniCincinnati. "Nearly! every Catholic college and university was represented;there. The theme of the congress was the Responsibility of the Christian Student, It is the sincere wish of the NFCCS delegates at Mercyhurst to >make' the federation even more of a success at our school during the coming year; first, by explaining whavthe NFCCS Is and how each student is a member and, secondly, by helping each student "to fulfill her role in the lay aposto-

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BARBARA KLEIN, Sodality prefect and delegate -to the'SSCA at •the Hotel Cleveland, Cleve., O. "The Summer School of Catholic Action was held August 3 through 8. Mercyhurst's other delegate was Beverly Buerkle, and each of us attended meetings held in the divisions for advanced and beginning sodalities. Father Rooney, editor of ACTION NOW, gave us a new sodality handbook printed by* the Queen's Work (Press. Some of the important speakers were Father Paulaussen, a Dutch priest who was the -special representative from the Vatican, and Father Freeman, S. J. who gaveithe socialists a wellrounded outlook jj on sodality life. Father especially stressed teaching of dogma in relation to the Blessed Virgin." PAULINE TURNER, head of Mercyhurst Y.C.S. Group and s delegate to the Eastern YCS Study Week. "Mercyhurst students among the fifty-three ^participants in the study week at Camp St. Helen, Palenville, N.Y., were Joan Harrison, Barbara Klein. Anne Remaley, Maureen Hammond, Barbara Barnes and Pauline Turner. Student needs were inquired into and some of the means suggested to include more students In the life of the campus were better modes of communication between the student government and the student body, limitation of the number of|offices^which a student ean hold, and direction of clubs and other campus groups toward service to the entire school. Father Charles Marhoeffer of \ Catholic ^University set the tone for the week in his*address in which he indicated the relationship between vitality on the campus and the presence of J Divine Life in oar souls." GERALDINE KINGSTON, NSA delegate. "This year's nine-day convention of the National J Studentsf Association was held August 24 through September 2 at Ohio State \University. The Student Body Presidents' convocation and the College Editors'j Conference, held in conjunction with the NSA at Columbus, were attended by Donna Byers and Mary Anne Hayes respectively. At the NSA plenary sessions and regional meetings which Donna Cutrona, alternate delegate, and I attended there were a cross-section of student problems raised and a cross-fire of student opinions and solutions offered. Stimulating discussion groups and panels were held.? and !«the keynote speaker of the convention gave an inspiring address entitled "Know Thyself". A report on the meeting will be given to .the student body at a later date," k i


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Rico, Four States Freshmen to 'Hurst
Jean Milks and Barbara Beveridge, Wilma Leak and Sylvia Podbielski, who are medical technology majors, and Joan Ropelewski, whose field is liberal arts. Mercyhurst freshman ^who are graduates of Strong Vincent High include art major Ruth Goodrich, Sociology is the course of study chosen by Edith Greggs, and Mary Nowalk and Rebecca Hovis will study liberal arts and education respectively. Girard, Pennsylvania, has sent Patricia Kuharski, medical technology, and Joyce Baker, elementary education. Sylvia Christie of Lawrence Park will study art, and medical technology is £ the choice of Dolores McGaughey of St. Gregory's High in North East. Constance Renner, president of her senior class a t Harborcreek, is enrolled in^the liberal arts department. Representing Academy High are social studies major Jean Rocco, Janet Sawicki who will study commercial education, and Esther Kissell, an art major. Five Villa Maria Academy graduates among the freshman class members are Mary Louise Theobald and Marguerite McLaughlin, who are business majors, Noel Jaeger, a history major, and Carol Eigabroadt and J Joan Csernyicky, who will study home economics.

Section Editors, Mercyhurst Girls Advisor, Named Are Talking About...
To Praeterita
Each year robs us of something. This year 1954 will rob Mercyhurst of about forty girls. But these seniors are out to stop Old Father Time by bequeathing to us their memories in the 1954 edition of PRAETERITA. | .-$ Sister Mary Regina, past supervisor of the "Business Leaf," will act as advisor to a capable and well-chosen staff. The staff is working under the able hands of editor Pauline Solida, newspaper woman and author in her own right. Office appointments also include J Dorothy Zuzula, advertising manager; Mary Lou Scalise, art editor; and Jean Broscoe, photographic editor. Pauline has announced that Donna Byers and Donna Albrycht will have charge of the senior section; Mickey O'Donnell, Edle Lauler and Josephine Ciancaglini. the underclassmen section; Pauline Turner and Kathleen iMainzer, the administrativej section; and Jean Drouhard and Patricia Ulrich, «the school activities section. The| staff, already working in their new Incuse, the deck house, is preparing to equal the accomplishments of previous years. MERCYHURST GIRLS ARE TALKING ABOUT . . . t h e seniorsophomore open house . . . our talented freshmen, especially SHEILA FLYNN . . . MICKEY O'DONNELL'S balcony scene . . . new daytime coffee hours . . . 12 o'clock permissions . . ^PAT MALEY'S welcome don't cry, Carol, we love you . . . no hats after 6 P M . . . . ROXANA DOWNING, our newest faculty member . . . the freshmen's ideas of the seniors—and the seniors idea of that certain freshman . . . the unregistered but campused sophomores . . . the return of Eefie, in reality MARY STEPHANY . . . the juniors trip to Ashtabula . . . who gave our lounge cat the "Blues" . . . the seniors' Florida plans . . . . MERCYHURST GIRLS ARE TALKING ABOUT . . . Virginia Kelly, who can't decide which one of her darling nicknames to use in the year book . . . how "lightly" Bet Broderick travels . .{• chocolate wedding cake . . . Barb Botsaris' interior decorating prowess *w • room 34|. . . Italian-boy haircuts on Ann Downing, Mary Lou Scalise and Pauline Solida . . . summer and faU conventions . . . NFCCS coming up . . . MERCYHURST GIRLS ARE TALKING ABOUT . . . the welcome arranged I for RAINEE REICHEL and MARGE CUMMISKEY . . . GERRY KINGSTON'S (recent engagement .§. . Mrs. Bryan's TV set . . . AUDREY HANNAH'S|newt;"shortcut" J . . golf in room? . . . BARBARA KLEIN'S taking up smoking . ?. MARKEY FOLEY, MARY KTENZLE and their twin outfits designed for Erie weather**. . . social prestige and unrivaled opportunities . . . long hair on DONNA BYERS, TERRY GORNEY and^JEAN BROSCOE . . . the sparkler on itihe third finger, left hand of CAROLINE O'CONNOR . . . senior proctors in the dining room . . . Mercyhurst's answer to Julius LaRosa—"VTCKI ARGANA .f. . "Dragnet" itakeoffs . > .* >. ||| j If MERCYHURST GIRLS ARE TALKING ABOUT . . 1 redheads in the freshman class . . . Mary Ann McGinnis' tribute to the senior class . . . Pauline Turner's Washington visitor . . Indian . summer weather . . . The "fierce one", Bobbie Imboden . . . eighteen weeks of practice teaching for the elementary ed seniors . . . Edie Lauler—is she spelling her name with a "w" these days . . . NOREEN PREEDIT, now a senior . . . sophomores, in a turnabout initiation, "wasting like a basket", . . . "Ringleader Rosario". MERCYHURST GIRLS ARE TALKING J A B O U T . . . JEAN DROUHARD'S engagement . . . Ann Kennedy's concern for Sister Gabriel's office rugs . . . Benediction on Mercy Day and MARY ANN SCIRTO'S, "It couldn'.t be over!" . . . Sister Regime's classic-reception to tardy dates . . .lYaple's latest attraction . A the first issue Of the Gannon KNIGHT.. . '. jfii * «

Students from four states and Puerto Rico began their college careers with the opening of classes | at Mercyhurst on Thursday, September 24. Twenty-eight of the class of sixty-one are residents; the remaining -thirty-three are day students.! Pour students represent {three Pittsburgh academies. Mary Ann Bittner, co-editor of her yearbook. and Joan Kammermeier, president of her class and of Student Council, are graduates of the Divine Providence Academy. Mary Elizabeth Stephany, of St. Benedict's, plans to major in sociology. Home economics is the chosen field of St. Basil's Mary Ann I Schmidt. Also from ^Pennsylvania are Priscilla Prenatt, Titusville, and Julia Kelly, Bradford, who plan to study home economics. Art majors Lois Young and Barbara Stone come from New Kensington and Greenville respectively. Audrey Huggler and Martha Strahsmeier, editors of their high school papers, represent Marienville and Jackson Center. Nancy Valenti, a graduate of Meadville High, has chosen medical technology, and Ina Louise Smith, Johnsonburg, Elementary Education. Marjorie Karaffa comes to Mercyhurst from Brockway, Pa., and plans to major in commercial education. Rochester, New York, and nearby Geneva, have four representatives in the freshman class. They include Elizabeth Schwind, of St. Agnes' High, and Rose Spillane. a medical technology major from Geneva. From Our Lady-*of Mercy High! corns Marcia Meagher and Sheila Flynn, a singer well known on Rochester radio

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Pour Niagara Palls, New York, high schools have each sent one graduate to Mercyhurst this year. Mary Frances Bacon, of the Seminary of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, and Joan Coyle, of Niagara Palls High, were aotve in their high school athletic ^programs. Joanne Binaldo, a graduate of Loretto Academy, will study liberal arts, and Donna Nash winter, of St. Mary's High, has chosen Elementary Education. Also from New York state are Patricia Klein, of Warsaw, whose interest Is dramatics, and Lockport's Mary Ann McGinn is, editor of her high school* paper. Rosemary Zinni, of Batavia, will study commercial education. Representing Ohio, and more specifically Lakewood and Youngstown, are freshmen Rita Walter, a science major from St. Augustine's, and Mary Ann McHugh, an Ursuline High business major. Margaret Mary Mack, a business major, comes to Mercyhurst from Our Lady of Mercy in Detroit, ^Michigan, and from Puerto Rico comes Carmen Carmona who plans to study sociology. Freshman day students f include Mercyhurst Seminary graduates. They are medical technology majors Mary Lou Hintenach and Mary Ann Skeily; also, Josephine Unger and Nola Weigand who will study art, Evelyn Tyburski, whose choice is business, Barbara Story, a home economics major, and Diane Vendetti, who will study liberal arts and voice. East High School of Erie is represented by five freshman day students. They are art students

I . . . "Lois Young of New Kensington, Pa." Dr. Relihan introduces the freshmen individually to Mother Borgia who jin turn will present them to Mother de Sales. Lois has already met Mrs. Dolce, and next to be introduced are Patricia Klein, Marguerite McLaughlin, and Josephine Unger. 1 g| i &j | 1 |

Professor Wins j Carnegie Tech Chem Grant
Mercyhurst girls bade a temporary farewell fthis fall fto Sister Mary Charles, assistant professor of chemistry and physics. Sister is on a leave of absence to attend the Carnegie Institute of Technology in Pittsburgh. On the basis of her past performance in graduate work, Sister was awarded a scholarship by the Institute and is studying for her doctorate. Sister Charles is living at Mount Mercy College while attending the Institute. Majoring in physical chemistry, she hopes to work with the well-known chemist Dr. Frederick Rossini, head of the department. Sister Charles received her Bachelor of Science degree from Mercyhurst and her Master's from the University of Notre Dame.



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October J,19&

This is real! With aching heads and weary feet, the Mercyhurst College practice four Mercy hurst girls spent six weeks studying at Laval University I . | 5 ) C C lPllPfllllP teachers are realizing this fact more and more each day. V > I U O J ih Quebec this summer. Annfkennedy has written! a report of their kJVlIV/UUIV/ But through|it all, everyone has remaned perfectly sane. Just study for the MERCIAD.| | I | | Now that you have managed to take a look in the senior dormitory to verify this. Laval proved to be a wonderful school, >both academically and-I fill in your class schedule, why There sits Barbara Klein in room 50 weaving a cardboard loom. socially. Classes were conducted completely in French and each, student not\ give a little thought to filling signed a pledge to speak only French during his stay in Quebec. The in some of your leisure hours with "I have to learn it first to teach it to my eighth graders," was her latter provided many an amusing moment for the American students. a variety of activities. These are statement as she prepared for another rugged day of art*classes at* In fact,;? the first morning? we were -there we ^greeted a woman with a | to be found in Mercyhurst's many Strong Vincent. Betty Seymour can be found lounging in any room except her "Bonjour" and received .the answer, "I'm English." There was nothing and varied clubs. to do but try again, and at the end of our sojourn we found ourselves; ij own. Guess that diaily seven-block sprint is too much for her. Each of you is required to beable to keep up an ordinary conservation. Jean Drouhard is obsessed by one word—window. This strange long «to the club of your major subject, but you will naturally phobia springs from the day she*tried to conduct a Spanish class at Laval offers every type of French class, from the very ele- dents by the University. We were want to supplement these with at Academy High School while carpenters were repairing windows in ide.ally taken care] of in a French least one other club. If you have thep*oom. ments of the French language to Does anyone have a pair of eight-inch heels? Clare Schaming the j advanced study of French family. Madame Gourdeau spoke a love for fine literature, music literary wiorks. Phonetics and only French, so we always began and the arts, you might choose needs a pair to be taller than her?.sixth graders at Lincoln School. diction classes provetto be rather our day with what might be con- the English Club or the Art Club. But if Clare needs \heels, Deloras&Fratus, with her six-foot art ena stumbling block for most A- sidered an eight o'clock French You can arrange for an evening thusiasts at Vincent, needs^stilts. mericans since-the French sounds class at the breakfast table. It of movies of France and French Another Lincoln!te is Mickey O'Donnell who, after rooming with and rhythm are so alien to our was all a marvelous experience conversation if you join the Jody for two years, is quite at home sitting on the floor entertaining own speech. However, after six and most profitable . . six weeks French Club. You can debate so- her kindergarten youngsters. Speaking of Jody, MissfRyan seldom weeks of practice, one finds of study and fun! cial problems at the Sociology blushes in class anymore since it embarrasses her students so much. much -improvement. jr., ask the opinion of guest "To retain her insanity" she sings ballads with her tenth grade speakers on suchitopics as plastic English students. I Perhaps the most advantageous surgery or polio at the Science Terry Gorny has her problems too. She was finding herSall-boy course offered is •'the one in conSeminar, or discuss current events math classes difficult to manage until she discovered Donna's glasses. versation. These classes a ret held at the International Relations The only tragic note in thfcs situation was that with glasses Terry daily for an hour sbefore and an Club. If you are a business stucouldn't sea .the boys. Those glasses just had to go! hour after lunch. The groups dent you will want to joins the are small-six to eight personsPeggy Grace and Dorothy Zuzula are both dreading the day that O. G. A. Sorority, or your interand discussion arises about 'anyests in the home and the J child Roseann Andio must teach that "certain letter" in Shorthand class thing from catching a train to may lead you to join the Home with*, which Fran Millerfhad so much trouble last year at Academy. Five transfer students, includanalyzing the possibility a n d Economics Club or the ElemenMary Lou Scalise, while beating down the noise in a study hall probability of "love at first sight." ing •two residents, enrolled re- tary Education Seminar. at Strong Vincent, was interrupted by a young man dn search of a cently in three of the college deThe spiritual life of the stu- book. Giving him "that" glance, our irrepressible Mary Lou came Excursions*, parties, and movies partments. Among these was Mrs. (in French, naturally) took up Rosella Harpst who began her dents at Mercy hurst is renewed out with: "What are you looking for—a plush seat in the balcony?" our free time. We visited| St. work in home economics several and maintained through the SoVirgina KeUy, an A-l gum ohewer from way back, pounced on Anne de Beaupre several times, years ago and who has returned dality of Our Lady and the Young her Harborcreek home economilos pupils with the indignant statement: assisting at a Pontifical Mass on this year as a junior to complete Catholic Students organization "If there's anything I can't tolerate in class, it's gum-chewing!" the feast and taking part in the the requirements for her B. S. which seek to develop both perDonna Byers and her "ensusiasm" for English were taken back sonal sanctification and interest in the other day when an intent pupil asked her quite seriously why she evening candlelight procession. degree. group Catholic Action. There I were lake resorts, too, . . had changed her class ring from the left to right hand. Mention Darcie Deckard, also jj a junior . . . to be enjoyed. As for the More on the social side of Mer- "naval inspector" to Donna and watch her go into gales of laughter. home economics major, transmovies, we discovered one place cyhurst life are the sports and ferred this year from Perm State. Ann Kennedy, teaching in Mercyhurst Seminary, seems to be _ where, the manager deciHPH that. social artiv.it.ipc sponsored by the She 'IS" an^i#3£President "and a havIhgftfbuDieTn explaining singulars and plurals of certain French we couldn't possibly understand Athletic Association, and the Dragraduate of Academy High School. words. enough French to know what An Ohio State University'trans- matics Association. The Glee Club Phyllis Klenner, who would have been a qualified track star had was going on, so he always let^us offers an opportunity for qualifer student, Carol Loff i, is enrolled in tree. Perhaps it wasn't good fied students to raise their voices she remained in the kindergarten a t Jefferson School, is now peras a junior in the elementary ed1 for our ego, but for our dwind in song and to participate in | the jfectly happy teaching second grade there. ucation department and is also Noreen Preedit, besides conducting art classes for Technical High Ung resourses, it was fine. annual joint Canisius concerts fin an Erie day student. at the Docks in the J afternoon, is able to do some painting herself. the spring. But don't the\last ten minutes of a period move slowly? "Oh, just Sister Regis Marie of the SisQuebec itself is a marvelous give them straight lines to draw", is her formula. setting f o r anyone studying ters of Divine Providence in PittsFrench and the people are all burgh has joined -the senior class In the evenings Noreen J and Ann Downing compare notes on very friendly and helpful. Even as an art major. Sister was forperspective. Ann, who is teaching at Strong Vincent, is getting beauAND ICE CREAM BAR the Provincial Governor enter- merly a student at the Carnegie tiful work in Interior Decoration from her students. But, every once tained all the Lavaiy> students Institute of Technology. in a while,, her ninth graders wander from the subject just to watch from outside the Province at a We Make Our Own Dolores La Barbera of Brocktheir lovely teacher. reception in the Chateau ^Fron- port, New York, is* a sophomore Ice Cream Polly Solid a, teaching eleventh grade English at Academy, will tenac. elementary education student. She long remember her "detective work" in the Lombardo case, "careless" is a resident and previously studspelling, and her seventh grade math class—just for the day. 4026 Pine Avenue Accommodations for living fin ied at Jamestown State Teachers Other practice teachers not seen often around Mercyhurst these Quebec are found for the stu- College. PHONE 01349 days include Jean Broscoe, the quiet one, who isfteaching at home in Parrell, -Pa., Gerry Kingston who is a t Bast High, Donna Albrycht, Pat Ulrich and Rosemary McCabe who are happily rotating the grades at Burton School, and "Aunt" Gerry DeFaiio who is spending her "internship" in Wesleyville High. Barbara Haner, now Sister Barbara, is teaching in the elementary | grades aC Titusville. One day, while teaching her class the story of ;,; Adam and Eve, she asked them if they knew what the snake was in j disguise. One of her small pupils raised his hand and corrected: "Oh, no, Sister, not in the skies—in the tree." Yes, kids, it's real—real nice to go to bed at nght!

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