Expansion Causes Faculty Increase; SevenlNew Members Fill Positions

With the adivent of another scholastic year, and in peeping with the college expansion, new members have joined the Mercyhurst faculty. Reverend Robert G. Barcio and Mi*. Gerald A. McNeils, Jr., will be commuting between Mercyhurst and Gannon, while teaching at both schools. Father Barcio, Dean of Men at Gannon College, studied at St. Mary's University for his B.A. and S.T.B. degrees and at Western Reserve University where he claimed his M.A. Father is instructing the junior class in dogmatic theology. Erie Attorney Mr. Gerald A. McNelis, Jr., received his B.A. degree from Gannon College and obtained an LL.B. at the University of Pittsburgh. Besides lecturing in economics at Mercyhurst and Gannon Colleges, Mr. McNelis is a practicing attorney Mn Erie. Liberal Arts Changes Sister Maria, coming from Mercyhurst Seminary, is teaching freshman religion and English, and takes on duties as moderator of the MERCIAD. I sponsible for the establishment of the Jean Treacy Nursery School. , In her capacity as Executive Secretary of the Alumnae Association, Miss Catherine Durkin Sister M. Anita, who taught at will also act as Chairman of the St. George's last year, conducts Development Fund Committee of drawing and elementary education Mercyhurst College. A native of Cleveland,I Miss Durkin received art classes. Returning from sabbatical leave, her B.A. degree from Mercyhurst Sister M. Helen Jean teaches College, earned her LL.B. degree music and is director of the col- from Western Reserve University lege Glee Club and Choir. During and has been admitted to the Bar her leave, Sister studied at the in the state of Ohio. She has also New England Conservatory of taught in Cleveland and held a position with the j. government. Music. Mrs. Charles Treacy, professor of freshman speech \ and English, attended Q u e e n s University, Canada, and) did graduate | work at the University of Toronto, where her major interests were English and history. She has been active in little theatre and summer stock productions, and is re-

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MADEMOISELLE'S Art Contest. Story illustrations are to be submitted and the winners will interpret the two winning stories in the magazine's 1959 College Fiction Contest.:See MERCIAD editors for complete details.

Hanging a bulletin board to record activities of their first year ** in college are Doreen Marie Chen and Piroska Zala, as Carmena Olivera and Lurline Bygrave check the first picture to be posted.

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Freshman Class Boasts Twins, Foreign Students
The continuously increasing enrollment of the college brings new personalities to Mercyhurst campus, among them j students of foreign countries. This year's class is no exception. t f One such student is Piroska Zoraida Zala, hailing from Barranquillal Columbia. A graduate of Colegio Lourdes in November 1957, she heard of Mercyhurst from her brother, an electrical engineer in Cleveland, Ohio. She is interested in business education. Formerly from Hungary Ibut now! residing in Cleveland, Ohio, is Alice Jalics. Her sister, Maria, is a sophomore here. Alice is en-

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MERCYHURST COLLEGE, ERIE, PENNA.

September 30, 1958

Lecturers, Pianist, Singers
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gram. From Jamaica, British West Indies, come DoreenlMarie Chen and Lurline Agnes Bygrave. Both are graduates of the Convent |of Mercy Academy in Kingston and since 1957 they have been on the teaching staff of the Academy. The freshmen class even boasts a set of twins. While they both shared an interest in cheerleading during high school, Sue Petrini was interested in golf and other sports while Ceceil was interested in dramatics. Sue expects to follow a business course and Ceceil a secondary teaching course. Carmen Georgina Olivera has come from Puerto Rico to attend Mercyhurst. A graduate of Holy Rosary School in Yauco, she was class president.

The concert and lecture series of Mercyhurst Collegejopens this year with a program of religious and secular music, presented by "The Little Singersfof Paris," October 12, 85p.m., at Cathedral Prep Auditorium. & f M. ^Bi&X^jSSyB & > This series at Mercyhurst serves to stimulate interest in and appreciation for cultural entertainment. Among the scheduled artists for the coming year is Dr. Rowland M. Myers, lecturer and author, who will appear before the student body on October 22. Dr. Myers is an authority on language and literature, and his topic will fbe "The Romance of Words," providing humorous stories about the words used in everyday speaking. 3

Little Singers Due Erie

Investiture Set For October 19
Formal Investiture of t h e Mercyhurst freshmen in the academic cap and gown will take place on Sunday, October 19, at 2 p. m. in the Little Theatre.! Dr. Michael J. Relihan, Director of the Department of Education, will give the major address entitled! "The Four Golden Years." Seniors address to freshmen will be given by Joan Imhoff, class president, and the senior class officers will conduct the capping ceremony. The freshman response, in reply to the senior address, will be delivered *by their class president. The ceremony will be followed by Benediction, after which there will be a reception and tea for the freshmen, their parents and guests in the students' dining room, it will be a closed weekend for the juniors, who will act as hostesses for the occasion.

2"The Little Singers of Paris," a choral group familiar to all of Europe, will present a concert of religious and secular music at Cathedral Prep {Auditorium on October 12, at 8 p. m. This concert is sponsored by the Day Students Organization of JMercyhurst College. These "Little Singers," a group of Parisian students interested in spreading thefbeauty of liturgical music, have sung in over thirtyfive countries, giving more than one | thousand concerts. While on tour, the group consists of thirty voices under the direction of Monsignor Maillet, who has directed "The Little Singers" since 1924. Originally known as "The Little Singers of the Wooden Cross," "The Little Singers of Paris" are scheduled to sing Benediction in Christ the King Chapel at 4 p. m. that same day. The concert has a three-fold purpose; to share!the first program of the cultural series with the people of Erie, to aid the Mercyhurst Building Fund, and to promote international good! will and understanding of people of other countries. Tickets for the affair are available from Mercyhurst College students and at the Record Bar.

On* November! 23, Mr. IZenon Tuczynski *will add musical variety to the program. As a pianist, Mr. Tuczynski has-made concert tours throughout the world and he is] regarded as possessing outstanding musical interpretation and technique. ^^HB Dr. Urban Meege, lecturer, will speak to Mercyhurst students Ion February ll.jDr. Pleege, who has visited Russia with the purpose of evaluating its system of education, will give an address on the topic, "Russia from the Inside: the C o u n t r y , the People, their Schools." H m J

This is the architect's sketch of the Mercyhurst dormitory which was presented to alumnae members during their annual Alumnae i Weekend. The development Fund set up by the Alumnae Association 1 presented a check for $1,500 to Mother M. Eustace on this occasion.

New Dormitory Near Reality; Plans Await Final Approval

I Mercyhurst's new jdormitory is and for increased kitchen facilion the way to reality, ^ p ^ m ties, meeting the needs of the college's expanding enrollment. 1 Final 1 approval from Ithe govHowever, Ithe jloan| from the ernment fori the construction of the building, made possible by a government will take care ofj actual constructions costs only. The $540,000 I federal loan, c a m e through fin August. Since that college must furnish the funds to cover the cost of movable furnitime,] the T architects have made public the sketch of the proposed ture and • equipment. The college building. As soon as the plans are alumnae association has. contriThe singing team offCreswellaccepted by the Housing Office buted much in this regard. Kershaw will render traditional ballads and folk songs on April 19, in Philadelphia, |bids for construction |!will begin. in the Little Theatre. Tentative! plans I are under way The Building Committee says to feature Professor John A. Bek- there is definite hope of breaking ker and Dr. Alba Zizzamia. Pro- ground this fall, although much fessor Bekkar, who has made in- depends on^the -final approval of tensive studies of world conditions the plans. 1—General Assembly, 1:00 pan. and ^problems, will lecture on one This new dormitory will proof two topics, either "Twentieth Little Theatre f Century Frontiers" or "Civiliza- vide for housing of 150 students 10—Mother Borgia's Feast Day tion at the Crossroads." and! will alleviate the need for 12—"Little Singers of Paris" Dr. Alba Zizzamia, National the apartments presently being Catholic Welfare Conference ob- used forI resident students. The 13—practice Teaching Ends server and correspondent at the need for the building is proved, 19—Freshman Investiture United Nations, will speak on too, by the enrollment of more 22—Dr. Rowland Myers "U. N. Programs of Higher Edu- than 100 students in this year's cation." Dr. Zizzamia is the trans- freshman class. 23—Alumnae Card Party—Gym, lator of Father Guiseppe Ricciot8 p.m. Plans also call for the enlargeti's "Life of Christ," the text book 24—Yearbook Picture Day ment of the ^present diining room of the freshman religion classes.

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What is to become of the Student Board of Discipline? The air of indifference which has been increasing"! each year will weaken, not only Student Board, but the entire system of student government, if it is not curbed. Are we not mature enough to accept the responsibility of handling our own discipline problems ? Or must this area of student participation be put back into faculty hands? If we agree with the majority of college students throughout the country that we can handle it successfully, them it is time we examined thefjudicial system under which we operate. As a means of carrying out such an evaluation, questionnaires will be distributed throughout the school with the hopes that students will openly express their views concerning the Student Board of Discipline. Your cooperation will determine the future of our all-student Board. As part of the solution, the Demerit System, an improved method of penalizing, will be put into effect immediately. An accumulation of demerits will result in stiff penalties, thus eliminating many lesser ones, J and make unnecessary a personal appearance before the board for every infraction. But the Board can merely put it into effect; interested students must make it succeed.

A n Ounce Of Etcetera
By Joan Connors Seniors, J u n i o r s , Sophomores, Prosh Each through busy schedule runs, Glad to be back? Sure, It's that time again, For Mercyhurst girls,! life has to hum! Big sisters meet Little; a link is forged, To sophomores, a successful initiation is charged. For senior practice teachers, anew horizons open up, Daily they look on faces "holding wonder like a cup." To every class of Mercyhurst In its varied, vast pursuits, A "Welcome back!" and we earnestly hope Of study and fun we will bear the fruits. The year ahead looks promising, what J with populated Gannon dances, a stimulating Student Council Study Day, and a lively and talentedi class of '62. Speaking of the freshmen—upperclassmen perennially smile at their refreshing faux pas. One I frosh, stranded in the midst of the bustling art studio, queried, "Which door leads to the dormir tory?" : f?yj

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Gifts have always implied love and esteem. We take great pleasure in giving them to others and are pleased when friends bestow them upon]us. An oft-described scene is that of a child at mother's knee, clutching some treasure with which to surprise her. The mother daily imparts It he gifts of security and affection upon her offspring,3 and, more basically, she has]shared in giving the gift of life itself. We can even picture ourselves in?a very similar scene, as children kneeling at the shrine of Our Mother, Mary. Her gifts to her suppliant children are countless; she gives generously of her storesI-of love and mercy. In a vital sense she gave us life, too, for she gave birth to Him Who is the Author of life and she aids us throughout our existence in the attainment of a life of Grace. In this month of October we turn with special attention to the rosary. This, too, is a gift from Mary, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, and we show our gratitude by daily 1 offering rosaries in her honor. Down through centuries Mary has called us to its recitation. It is a prayer strongly-rooted in Catholicity. It should become an integral part of our every day. What better gift to present to Ouranc m o r eduring this month than a renewMother ed! * fervent devotion to her holy rosary that will last throughout our lives.

FROM THE NEWEST TO THE OLDEST
Recent graduates Lucille Turner and Ruth Friel found the urge to revisit college " s t a m p i n g grounds" Irresistible. The latter partner of this unforgettable two some is the proud possessor of a babylblue Italian "Fiat" sports car. Other unexpected visitors were '57 graduates, Helen Clancy, Liz Tatu, and Liz Wahl. ' Let there be song!" with the arrival of the long-heralded "Little Singers of Paris," and let there be homes to put them in! Members of D. S. O are supporting this "housing project," acting as hostesses to "Les Petits Chanteurs." With this, the great ship "Academic Year 1958-59" is launched and' we, as official ship's recorder, sign off, slightly exceeding our traditional 'ounce' of etcetera.

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I am a Catholic college student. I am interested in the Little Rock situation and you because I am a student, and your actions are affecting the student world; but even more so, because you are a leader in our Christian country. I know that you, as a Christian, must have read the New Testament. How do you think that Great Leader would act in your position if He were on earth ftoday? Would He be so prejudiced that He would not want negroes and whites sidejby side in the same school ? It hardly seems? so—for His great commandment was love of neighbor; He respected the dignity of every individual. If you do not show respect for others, how do you expect others to respect you? If you think you can defy the decisions of our Supreme Court, are you not gnawing away at the foundations of our democracy ? Your "work" can do more to make our country crumble than can Khruschev with all of his nuclear weapons. As ajCatholic college student I neither admire/nor respect your leadership. You, in your blindness and prejudice, are tearing down in a short time what it took our forefathers years to build. Yes, you, Governor Paubus, are wrecking our country, abandoning Christian principles, and depriving many of my fellow students of the education to which they are entitled. \ Wake up and learn to "love your neighbor." \ Sincerely yours, A Catholic college student

British Pianist, Space Spree Open Autumn Entertainment
Autumn arrives in a bevy of color and autumnal entertainment opportunities equal the varieties of hue . . . . Some of the cultural-minded,-Mercyhurst girls have already purchased Erie Philharmonic Society memberships for the coming season. A famed British pianist, Maura Lympany, will appear for the S first concert at Strong f Vincent Auditorium. This year the Philharmonic jWill begin its presentations October 21. For the Society, 1958 is its forty-fifth season. j Television will also be displaying its entertainment quotient, especially on Wednesday evenings, starting October 1. From 7:009:00 P. M., WSEE-TV will telecast shows filmed since 1950. A YOUR EDITORS THANK: . . . the administration for the few of the outstanding films to be shown during this season are improvements on campus. . . . the day students who sold "Morning Becomes Electra" with their quota of tickets for the Rosalind RussellI and ^Kirk DougLittle Singers of Paris' per- las j "FoUow the Fleet" co-starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers; formance. 'Toast of New York" with Cary YOUR EDITORS WELCOME: . . . new faculty members, Sister Grant; "Abe Lincoln in Illnois" M. Anita, Reverend Robert F. starring Raymond Massey; and Barcio,$Miss Catherine Dur- "Journey into Fear" with Joseph «| kin, Sister M. Helen Jean, Cotton. Sister Maria, Mr. Gerald Mc"CanlCan" Mm® Neils, and Mrs. Charles TreGenevieve, l a recent regular ion acy. "The Jack Paar Show," will^be . . . Gannon's additions to our starring in the musical, "Can campus, Richard Bleumle, Can," at the IWarner Theater, Ronald Glowacki, Thomas Monday, October 13, and Tues: Power. day, October 14. j f M . . . the new demerit system to be initiated by the Student "An Evening with Fred Astaire" Board of Discipline. to be presented by NBC-TV Fri. . . letters to the editor, whether day, October 17, at 9:00 P. M. pro or con the Merolad. will introduce and featuref Miss . . , new students from foreign Barries Chase as Astaire's dancing partner. countries. YOUR EDITORS RECOMMEND: Louisa M a y ^ Alcott's famed . . . that students correct the lack of courtesy toward fac- novel, "Little Women," wUl be ulty and fellow class mem- presented by CBS on October 16. bers. The Erie Playhouse will open its . . . that conversation pieces of season with the comedy, "A Visit intellectual value be intro- to a SmaU gPlanet," onl Friday. duced into leisure moments. October 3. The plot takes a rogue YOUR EDITORS % \ from a flying saucer on an hi^CONGRATULATE: larious spree. "No Time for Ser. . . Mary Jane Bauer, Jean Gris- geants," the well-known comedy dale, Virginia Taylor, and and recent motion picture, will Martha Flaherty, on their be shown beginning on Tuesday, decisions to enter the relig- October 21. ious life. Little Singers . . . the sophomores on their Just a reminder—be sure to use handling of initiation. . . . students on their successful your cultural series ticket for the Little Singers of Paris appearing Leader's Day. at Cathedral Prep Auditorium, YOUR EDITORS SAY: . , . farewell to Sister M. Charles, October 12, at 8:00 P. M. It has now Praeterita advisor, and been included in your activities . , , welcome to Sister Maria, fee so take advantage of the opportunity. . . Merciad advisor.

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The sophomore class is delighted to have the opportunity to welcome "officially" the Class of 1962. Strangely enough, every time we've tried to do it verbally, we've been greeted by horrified squeals, retreating backs and slammed Moors! Ser ously though, we'veslived through that lipstick-less, "be-dinked" period and have come to realize—as you soon will—that it's just the first act of the drama which will be your life at Mercyhurst. And a many-splendored thing this drama will be, with scenes rapidly changing from classroom, library and lab, to ballroom, lounge and gym. We sophomores are glad to have "front row seats'*|for the performance and will be eagerly applauding you through leach act, until the curtain rings down on that last scene las you become seniors. Best of luck, Frosh, and now—"the show must go on!"

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Member of I— p RE s 8 Associated Collegiate Press Published Monthly Editor Mary Stark Associate Editor Mary Lou Kelly Assistant Editors Mary Anne Koss, Theresa Proulx Editorial Staff Susan Avery, Eleanor Cavanaugh, Joan Connors, Elaine Curtis, Peggy Hirsch, Lolly Lock hart, Mildred Manzione, . Angie Moore, Adele Ontko, Betty Phelan, Nancy Plunkett, Kathy Reid, J Virginia Rossoni, Agnes Siracusa, Mary Jane St. George,* Rosemary Wiesen, Mary Alice Zimmerman. Photography | Pat Green Business Editor . Peggy Cummings Business Staff Mary Connell, Betty Phelan, Peggy Ragley, Mary Ellen Smith. Pat Walsh.

{Intellectuality must I set the«j[ tone on campus. J t is up to leaders to improve existing systems and attitudes^to promote higher intellectual pursuits. How can they do so? Let us first determine! how intellectuality can be developed in a person or a group. Knowingfthe facts and how to use them; forming conclusions after considering the facts; searching Tor more and better knowledge are requirements for development of the intellect to advantage. Therefore, to turn themselves toward higher intellectual goals, leaders must follow these requirements. They must remember, of course, that to lead others toward the same goal they must set the example as well as encourage others in their striving. fBut I who are the leaders that must lead others to higher intellectual standards? You and everyone around you! Hardly a day goes by when you? do not lead someone Jin some wayJhowever small it may be. For example, did you realize that, consciously or sub-consciously, every upperclassman is a leader? Underclassmen will naturally follow their predecessors. Remember, leaders and* followers, cooperation will promote progress toward higher intellectual goals; rebellion, though often »ier, retards!suchIimprovement. As Mother Eustace said in her welcome address to the student body, "The best satisfaction comes from proper use of intellect and will. In the training of these two things do you come to the fulness of life here and hereafter." \ > % I t

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Graduate Has Alumnae Post
One of last year's graduates has not traveled far from her alma mater. Miss Betsy Sen natter, one of the most prominent women on Meroyhurst's campus last year, is again a part of Mercyhurst, but this time on the other side of the academic fence. With her appointment as admission officer, Miss Schnatter has '•become officially a member of the administration. Her chief duty is to contact and buiki up relations with prospective students. Among her tasks are answering letters of request for information and traveling to various high schools in the tri-state area. In traveling to a particular school, Miss Schnatter gives high school students general information about Mercyhurst. "Students seem to be most interested in entrance requirements, p o s s i b l e courses, and general regulations," Miss Schnatter said. During the short span off time since she has taken over her new office in the main hall, Miss Schnatter has had several!interesting! experiences. One of these was a letter of request from a prospective student who said that her French teacher, Miss Marilyn C h r o m e y, had recommended Mercyhurst. Miss Chromey is also a member of last year's ; graduating class. Our new admissions officer hopes to stress the personal angle in her contacts. Since Mercyhurst | emphasizes personal attention, this is rightly an important element of her position.

Freshmen State Views Concerning College Life
By Kay Clayton Initiation, orientation, classes, big sisters, roommates . . .1 A slightly bewildered but eager freshman is kept busy learning rules and traditions during her first days at Mercyhurst. This year's freshman class has been alert to every detail of the school. All were anxious to answer the query, "What do you think of Mercyhurst?" "I like my big sister, and I haven't been homesick at all. Everything is f just I fine, except I think there should be more showers instead of bathtubs." Katherine Kreh "I think we should) have a nice, large room with a piano and comfortable furniture where we can entertain our fellows." Rita 2 Gaza rik "I don't like the initiation. I think it's ridiculous in a Catholic girl's school. I like both the nuns and girls. I think the regulations are good, and the meals are fine." Emilie Christie "I like all of the extra things besides classes. I really think initiation is fun, but sometimes . . ." Emilia Grazioli "I think the nuns are very friendly; they're trying to make us feel at home." Mary Jean Spaeder "I like the sisters; I love the front campus. The girls are out of this world. I love the chapel; it's my best place. And) I like orientation very much." Carmen Olvera "I like the spirit of Mercyhurst. I don't feel at all lost. I'm just very anixous and eager to start the year, and I'm glad I'm going here." Jan -Sulkowski "As long as I've been! here, I think Mercyhurst is a grand place. The girls have been very considerate, and it's fun to be with them'* •' Alice Thomas "I love the campus, think the nuns are swell, the food good, and the girls fun." Mary Ellen O'Boyle "After j a short time I'm very proud to say I go here. I like the attitudes of the students and teachers and the cooperation between the classes and the teachers. I appreciate everyone helping us find way around and answering questions. All in all, I think Mercyhurst is an ideal college both scholastically and socially." Carolyn Schehrer "The freshmen should have lights later than 10:30*— there just isn't! enough! time to get everything done before then." Bonnie Davis "The nuns make Mercyhurst seem like home and I like it here, but the work is starting to Spile up, already." Joyce White "Studly hour is a wonderful idea and I would never get my homework done otherwise." Gretchen Stark "The sisters and everyone treat us like adults, instead of children." Kathleen Leap

Mary Jane Bauer, a postulant at St. Joseph's Novitiate, converses ^wlth Connie Taylor and Polly Bresnan, concerning her new life. Connie, now Sister Mary Rose, and Polly, now Sister Mary Brendan, entered in February, while Mary Jane began her religious life in September.

Students Leavet Hurst Campus To Follow Religious Vocation
Three members of Meroyhurst's present junior class have given up campus life to follow a religious vocation. Mary Jane Bauer, Jean Qrisdale and Virginia Taylor entered the convent this summer. Mary Jane Bauer, a former Latin major, entered St. Joseph's Convent in Titusville. She is continuing her study of Latin and Greek. Sacred Heart Convent in Belmont, North Carolina, was the choice of Jean Grisdale. A former math major, Jean is now teaching second i year algebra. Sister Mary Jean also attends classes in Church History, Christian Doctrine, Biology, and German. The Mercy Order in Rochester is the present home of Virginia Taylor, a fromer art major, from Leroy, New York. Virginia is now Seniofsl * teaching religion, English, and Linda Collin 2.87 citizenship at Our Lady of Mercy Marilyn Chromey 2.76 High School in Rochester. Elizabeth Schnatter 2.56 Polly Bresnan and Connie TayJuniors lor, former members of |the class Anna Marie Bergan 2.50 of 1959, began their religious life Welling Chang 2.55 last February. They received their Martha Ann Lally 2.54 white veils on July 30. Many of Emma Jean Newby 2.50 the Sisters and friends attended Berley Schaaf 2.55 the ceremony. Seraflna Torchia 2.55 Martha Flaherty, a member of Sophomores last year's freshman class, entered Cynthia Hauser 3.00 the Franciscan Order in Buffalo.
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Council Office Is Available For Students
Student Council Office, located in the reception room, is now open every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 12:00 to 1:00. The office is for the convenience of the students. Students who have any suggestions, complaints or dates they would like to clear, should come to this office. Council is interested in student opinion and ideas. Instead of just discussing new improvements in the school with friends, students should put these ideas through the proper channels. Visit the Student Council Office.

Edith Winter Janet McGough Wandia Toth Joan Bye Joan Kostolansky Carolyn Golanka Charlotte Weinert Freshmen Eleanore Hertel Susan Stark Virginia Rossoni Julia Kosco Gretchen Ann Malley Margaret Tellers Irene Szklinski

Summer Days Reveal Talent
Work, play and school were the themes for summer fun of Mercyhurst girls. Come September, playground directors, swimming instructors, camp counselors and) secretaries are once again students of philosophy, art, chemistry and English. Sue Hall, Judy Doehla, and Claire McDermitt were summer scholars at home while Linda ;': Rosinski traveled to William and Mary in Virginia. The medical field was given a | helping hand by Mary Agnes Bacik, who was a laboratory technician at Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh, and Margaret Gerace assisted? at St. Jerome Hospital in the record room. Sue McCartney worked) in a doctor's office, and Wanda Toth worked in the office of Providence Hospital, Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, j Tourists visiting Niagara Falls saw Barb Ayers at the Cave of the Winds handing out yellow raincoats and boots. A Mercyhurst colony in Atlantic City included Judy Gordon, Pat Shaffer, Anne Cavanaugh, Joan Bye, Mary Anne Koss, Marilyn Smith. Nancy Lymph, Joan Kostolansky, and Joan Connors. Spring Lake was the summer home of Joan Imhof, Rosie Crawford and) Ruth Gedeon,

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Classroom IComments Differ As Seniors Turn to Teaching
"I love the little monsters," said Each year most of the members Joan Imhoff of her English stuof the Mercyhurst senior class dents, "but things could be a trade-in their pencils for a piece little more efficient. Now when I of a chalk and begin their student get my own school, there will be teaching in the Erie area schools. some changes made." The reaction of; this year's stuAfter teaching for a couple dent teachers were many and weeks, Marty Calvert was asked varied. by one of her students! why she I never thought I could act always wore that same piece of like a teacher," commented Dorie Jewelry ( a frat pin.) Andre, Ruth Gedeon said, "The stu"The little boys are just darl- dents arc very understanding, but ing," said Carol McOinty of her why can't the Mercyhurst girls sixth graders at Jefferson.! practice teaching the same time as the- Edinboro guys." Sue H an ra nan found that there The only comment from Franwas much more preparation* in teaching. ". . £, you have to nle Balzer was, "I can't wait to be prepared for almost anything." be a student again."

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how'd you catch on so quick? Catch on to the fact that Coca-Cola is the hep drink on campus, I mean. Always drink it, you say? Well—how about dropping over to the dorm and | downing a sparkling Coke or two with the boys. The man who's for Coke is the man for us. .} •
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Bits Of Campus Life

extends from campus to campus as Mercyhurst freshmen witness the antics of fellow-suffers and Gannon Knights enjoying the delicacy of eating their dinks.

At the DSO picnic, Elaine Schwab, Jeanette ^ Borczon, .Barbara a DeSantis, and Janie Sturtevant, get acquainted.

Sr. M. DeMontforts shows Mary Jean Ferrer! one of the stuffed animals in the bookstore and (gift shop while Eleanor e Roberts decides whether or not the new Mercyhurst sweatshirt is her size.
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Part of EuropeanTours

Seniors Patti Carlile and Mary Regina jlColussi describe their recent European trips as "wonderful," "exciting," and "fabulous." Patti, whose stay extended over a year, and Mary Regina, whose tour lasted seventy days, both agree they will never forget their experiences. Patti, a French major, spent her junior year studying inlSwitzerland, traveling also to England, Ireland, Scotland, Germany, Austria, Spain and France. She found that the European I student takes his work more seriously and attends classes longer than does the average* American student. Pattijherself spent thirty-two hours a week in class, while carrying only eighteen credits. Whether it's light?refreshment, Dior's Salon necessary school supplies, or that In Paris, Pattie visited the Chrismiscellaneous gift item you re- tian Dior-Salon where she viewed quire, the | bookstore covers stu- a showing of the latest Dior fashdent needs, both scholastically ions. The Salon, with its red veland socially. vet carpets, white satin curtains, Half of the bookstore is now floral tapestries, glittering chana gift shop. New items* include deliers, and costumed bellboys, several religious articles. Rosaries awed Patti even more than did the in a variety of color and wall fashions. placques of the Blessed Virgin NFCCS Tomand Christ are available. Mary Regina, along with twenBooties and bonnets and aprons, ty-five other students from the handmade by the Sisters of Mercy, United States, visited eleven counare inexpensive gift .items. Other tries on her NFCOS-sponsored items of unusual {interest are tour of Europe this summer. The chubby brown and gold) piggy Americanization of the countries banks for "extra" pennies. Auto- and genuine friendliness of the graph hounds, Mercyhurst guys people toward foreigners impressed and 8 gals (with | pony tails), and Mary Regina above all else. teddy bears stand beside Mercy- European men, however, didn't hurst tee shirts for that little impress her with their suave, conniece or nephew. For friends, fam- tinental manner. ily, or yourself, there are green One of the most memorable and! white sweat shirts in small, points of her tour was a visit to medium, and large sizes. the shrine at Lourdes. She was Within a short time, all-occa- also thrilled by a visit to St. sion cards will be displayed for Peter's Cathedral in Rome where she saw Pius XII. the student's convenience. World's Fair Another important stop on the Burhenn's Pharmacy tour was the World's Fair at BrusCorner 38 th St. and Pine Are sels, Belgium. Other highlights included riding in a gondola in Phone 01-7264 Venice, watching a bullfight in vErie, Penna. Spain, visiting the basilica at Fatima, and seeing the Louvre in France.

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Summer conventions supplied student leaders with plans to revitalize campus life. On September 17 at Leaders' Day, student leaders discussed practical ways of achieving this revitalization on campus. The National Federation of Catholic College Students' convention, voice of all Catholic students, examined the American students' duty toward the foreign campus. Its theme was the Catholic student as a positive force in the educational community.

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Club Leaders Discuss Ideas
An innovation this semester is the club council meetings, the first of which was held September

In Chicago, at the Summer School of Catholic Action, the stress was on individuals sanctification first, then apostolic work. Students should perfect themselves before undertaking the farreaching program of the N.F.C. C S

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School Gets Large Grant From ACS
Four students from the Chemistry Department have been chosen as "Petroleum Research Fund Scholars" under a recent grant of $2800 made to Mercyhurst by the American Chemical Society. The grant is administered by the American Chemical Society to investigate the properties of ingredients for lacquers and jet fuels. A study of Benzeopolycarboxlic Esthers will be conducted under the direction of Sr. M. Charles for on© year.

In order to give club presidents a chance to exchange ideas, the new programs of club council will add a discussion period to meetings. The chairman will pass out questions to members of the council meeting, who will answer them in group? discussion. Reports will be given to the other councilmembers. Questions which will be under discussion are: the possibility of having joint meetings with other clubs on campus or other colleges in Erie gways of promoting enthusiasm in present members and freshmen; and variations*possible in clubs this year. Club council intends $that|these meetings will aid all student leaders.

Y.C.S. delegates emphasized the freedom of a student to seek the truth and W disperse it. Three sources effective in exercising student freedom and maturity are: student government, student press, and the N.S.A. Delegates to the Nationaljj Students' Association convention dealt with the problem of student responsibility. Intellectualism on campus through conversation and discussion groups and ^personal recognition of responsibility in the student discipline! system would result in elimination of gossip and expansionlof mind. Delegates attending these conventions expressed the hope that students will apply these general aims to Mercyhurst.

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1 MERCYHURST GIRLS ARE TALKING ABOUT: . . . Summer jobs—shore leaves or the camp counselors . . . Junior residents united on third floor . . . Same old Gannon song and dance . . . "Little Singers of Paris" . .1, "Sam" Coleman's hi-fi lounge .1|1 Jackie Pontello's care packages from home . . the fact that the 'Hurst has gone "Stark" Senior recipients of the awards raving mad . . . Barb Spinelli's new look . . . "Cat On a Hot Tin Roof" are Mary Frances Lymph, In. . . the freshman from Reno . . . Why is a fire engine red? diana, Pa., and Welling Chang, MERCYHURST GIRLS ARE LAUGHING ABOUT: . . . "Hoola Teipeh, Formosa. Each received Hoops" and the narrow corridors , . . Janet "McGoo" . . . Poor misscholarships valued at $250. Both treated freshmen and cruel, unkind sophomores M . "Geronimo" yell Mary Frances and Welling will be from Gannon Knights . . . Practice teacher's tired feet . . . Weiling's engaged in independent research driving lessons . . • Mary Ellen "Toot-Toot" . . .* Sophomore apartment projects on Benzeopolycarboxic dwellers . . . Oscar, the skeleton!. . . June Schwartz's numerous ^littleEsthers. sisters , .1, Kasco . . . "Money and a High I.Q." . . . Ale Gailers . . . Did you get a letter ? today, Anne? . . .* Mollie's Reducing Salon . . . •i Junior scholarship winners of Sexy love and short story class . . . Classroom spread begins again . . . $100 who will assist the seniors First floor's need for "a contented cow" . . . Dolores Travaglini's honand faculty members in a subordi- orary degree, P.P.D., awarded at Moloney's camp . . . Elaine Curtis' nate capacity are Barbara Ayers, wings. Niagara Falls, N. Y., and Barbara MERCYHURST GIRLS ARE COMMENTING ON: . . . Joan MoChambers, Wesleyville, Pa. Laughlin Crawford, Carol Dodson Fox, and Jackie Gavana Condon— In return for the money award- the beautiful brides . j . Faculty changes . . . Little-sister class . . . ed Mercyhurst, reports of the The non-identical twins . .J. Touch of the tropics by the library . . . scientific accomplishments result- Eva Paul, runner-up in Miss Erie Contest . . . Change in Mass scheding from the grant must be made ules . . . Patti Carlyle's vivacity in teaching French conversation . . . to the American Chemical Society. Welcome influx of foreign students . . . The gift shop .
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