by Bonnie LaDuca

Feature Editor

Dean Gorvey

Those who remain antagonistic towards collegiate education. or for that matter any formula off education, shall ever remain with us; and we shall often hear them "inveighing, with different degrees of emphasis; against the expenditure of time, money and effort which^ such an education exacts." I ? Within ^any 5growing mass of humanity, we ought not become too astonished at the opposition, especially when we consider how naturally * inferiority derives satisfaction from destructive criticism. % ^ * As we look at Mercyhurst College we first discover standing? on exposed ground two ! unique |individuals who remain steadfast even< amidst the opposers,j of constructive change* Mr. William Garvey, Dean I of Students, and Sister Carolyn Herrmann, President of the College, have seasoned their ad* ministrative positions with those indelible elements that have preserved the quality off Mercy. hurst's traditions. Together in foresight, they have reached a medium where the focus is a blend of strong past foundations and flexible humane extension. .££ In a |sense,* they view this growing! college as if it were in a process of ^becoming; a process which by its very nature cannot?for one moment be idle. * I However, idleness has not been the case at Mercyhurst. During the past months this process has had its constant movements, and the turnover to a co*educational iinstitution has been just one of the major motions. According to Sister Carolyn, "Mercyhurst is beginning a period in which it is developing a strong co-educational system; S an institution

founded on the changes In cultural life styles.'* f Today it is widely agreed that {be survival of an all male or all female institution cannot be guaranteed, especially if a particular institution's financial as* sistance is ,:minimal. But this is not? to say that those colleges who have overcome this burden should not^ survive. For those that have been fortunate aeserve applause; thejj, by their very existence, represent education's pyramid — diversity. Since April of last year, Mercyhurst's College Presidential Search Committee has been active in their search for a qualified candidate, to fill the position of President of Mercyhurst College. The^raembers of the committee are SisterJM. Anne Frances, chairman; Mar. U»£ .^,^.en,#ichar^Kubiaiv, Sister M. Matthew Baltus, Betsy Bierfeldt, ^Catherine Durkin, Everett F. Zurnu Herbert S. Ascherman and?Judge James B. Dwyer.£ • " > £ The- committee in th#past months has been attentively sifting fthrough numerous applications seeking an* applicant of high academic preparation experienced in administration. In the minutes of May? 24, the point that was strongly made and agreed upon \ by all present was jjthat the "new president should feel a strong interest

in Mercyhurst and its purpose, 99 tradition and reason for being; In their projected plans, the members of the Board of Trustees will then, in the following weeks, examine fully thee rede n. rials of each candidate and conduct interviews. The final decision on the new President could be made late in December. | *• : jIf a decision is made, an of. ficial statement will be announced sometime over the Christmas holidays, wherein the new President will confer with Sister Carolyn until the end of the year. With all these changes being activated, Sister Carolyn be* lieves that with "a dedicated, qualified administration and faculty, and a promising s-tudent body, Mercyhurst will be able I to reaii ze its full poteutial, in. its wide-range curriculum, its flexible direction and above all its function as a Christian Col99 lege. : | S £ Mr. Garvey stated that "by 9 1973^iercyhurst s expected enrollment? will preach a total of 1100 students with itsfmale pop9 ulation doubled.' His hopes for the .college are to "choose the best of the^old ? alongtwith the new. . . " to preserve Mercyhurst's "wisest traditions, as a classic college within a clas9 sic ^setting, *1 offering a human 99 being a "personal education.

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by Bill Sachsa News Editor of aXl this. Without working capital^the hiring of additional The\'grip of inflation and re- teachers is at a standstill. From cession that is undermining the this comes larger class sizes economic prosperity of this coun- and fewer new courses. Adtry is detrimentally affecting the missions- are down as students educational prosperity as well. cannot] produce the funds to atThe "Golden |Age" of education tend. I Many students already in is generally considered dead ef- college * are .forced to drop out fective as of the 70*71 school for lacks offundsTand as a reyear. The wake continues in sult, colleges have less income I the form of-further cutbacks in from tuition. Around the campus cuts jin higher education.; What does this mean fcn Mercyhurst stu- maintenance will be evident: dents >and students in igeneral? lawns uncut, painting and other Plenty. Across the country the necessary repairs left for antoll is mounting. >For example: other time. Sports also face — Tuitionffor the 70-71 school cutbacks as does construction yearSrose on an average of 10% of student housing, academic or — 30% . More increases will foL administrative buildings. As for Mercyhurst's position: low this. 4 ^ — Although costs, are increas- Tuition increased again this ing, less money is available in year, up 50% from three years the forms offscholarships and ago. Yet, this ranks low among loans. Even* work • study pro- Pennsylvania small private instigrams add little, on the average tutions. It is not unusual for about||570ier year to a stu- costs to run in excess of $4,000 per year at the other schools* dents bank account. — Alumni and personal dona- NDEA Loans |to students are being phased out nationwide, but tions have.dropped to a record 10W.|" • v gto*^ Mercyhurst college has main— Schools face inflated costs in tained a sizable amount of scholsuch areas as construction and ars hips and loan money for the maintenance labor, not to men* students. ^Upwards*of $100,000 is ^available through the school tion needed materials. The college student can ex- this year in loans and scholarpect many changes on campus ships. Maintenance around camin the near future as a result pus should be well kept with the


i William P. Garvey, dean of Mercyhurst, announced today the appointment of Thomas M. Monaghan fas chairman of the*divi. si on of Business at the coeducational college. Monaghan holds a bachelor of arts degree in economics from west Virginia University wherejhe is; studying underi the Ph.D. program. *. k A native of Ashland, Monaghan comes to Mercyhurstifrom the I General E lee trie * Company where he was a Systems ^Analyst from|june 1970 to August 1|71£ Prior to hisi G.1& post he was an| assistant professor of g e nomics at St. Bonaventure University. I $ L In addition to his duties as business division chairman, Monaghan will serve as the fae. ulty manager of the Mercy hurst basketball program. I' £ He is affiliated professionally with the American Economic Association "and with the National

Monaghan Named Business Chairman

Association of Business Economists. | ;'•; The >Mercyhurst business di. vision i offers the bachelor of arts degree *with concentration in accounting, ^marketing* and management, business education, or secretarial science.

staff overlooking only the least obvious repairs. Enrollment at Mercyhurst is up^Jo an all-time high this year, in contradiction 9 to other schools predicaments. This is -the result of a Herculean effort on the part of the admissions department, drawing freshmen land transfer students to the Renaissance school of Western Pennsylvania. Two final concerns are the sports program and new building. * Needless to say, Mercy, hurst has expanded substantially in both of these areas, once again in reverse of national trends. i predictions for higher education of the future can only be speculatory, but they should include the following: $8,000/ year costs, three year degrees, and tuition payment postponement plans. Perhaps Mercyhurst will continue to come|out on top of the typical college dilemmas,

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The jfour new Mercyhurst security guards were christened on their first night of active duty with the theft of two c astir on information signs from the front lawn of Mercyhurst campus.

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by Vince Doran Editor
size. I thought that in a community, as small (in comparison to most American Colleges or Universities) as Mercyhurst, one could ^find a large, homogenous group of individuals willing to place their services at?the disposal of those who so desperately needed |them. 1 was?sadly disillusioned, v There was "so much to do, but so little done" — that could have been done. I too often heard the wishes, buts, and should haves. i | * This year|THE MARCIAD is hopeful that the new* students and faculty; members will generate a new feeling of involvement. In an attempt to inform and activate our community, THE MERCIAD »wi 11 periodically announce organizations or areas where volunteer work is needed. Anyone*who knows where volunteer work is wanted should contact THE' MERCIANS office. Remember, "to everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose"—the purpose is help jand the timet is now.



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"So much todb, 60 little done/' uttered J Cecil? Rhodes on bis death-bed. Time has eclipsed since then, unfortunately that theme hasn't, t o r many of us, those words are a way ofjllfe. A life full of I wish 1 coulds, I'd like to buts, and I should haves. Think about that for a moment, and then ask yourself why. Probably, there are numerous reasons why APATHY governs a large majority of us. Eachiof us has his own specific answers* And there is a great likelihood that our culture has a definite bearing on our "lack of caring." Yet, it is not my purpose to categorize the reasons for apathy. I'll leave that to the historians, sociologists and psychologists. The fact is, apathy permeates lour systems. Eftscouragingly, one a of our £*'systems" is the Mercyhurst community. One of the reasons I *chose Mercyhurst College as J my ''home" for two years was its

Merciad Editorial Policy
AsJ constituents of^the academic community, students should be free, Individually and collectively, to express their views on issues of {institutional policy and on matters of general interest to the student body. Student "^publications and the student press are valuable aids in maintaining an atmosphere of free and responsible discussion in the intellectual realm of a College or University. f The newspaper, then, is a . means of bringing student concerns to the attention of the ad* ministration and* faculty, and formulating Istudent opinion on various issues concerned primarily % with the campus or the community at large, j | * The responsibi U t y for providing the communication of the above mentioned material lies with the Editorial staff and their faculty advisor. ^ f .J | The staff and advisor, realizing their* responsibility, accept as fundamental the adherence to the canons of responsible journalism. Libel, indecency, undocumented allegations, attacks on personal integrity, and the techniques of harrassment and innuendo will scrupulously be avoided. However, we demand for ourselves i the following protection and freedom: 1. The student press should be| free from [advance approval of copy, and \ its editors and / managers should bet free to develop their own editorial policies and news coverage. | - , 2. *Editors and managers jj of student publications should be protected from arbitrary interference,|suspension dr«removal because of student, faculty, administrative, or \public \disapproval of editorial policy or content. Only for proper and stated causes should editors and curricular activities? shall £ be managers be subject to ^remov- covered as space permits. 53g§ al and then by orderly and preA. Editorials expressed in the scribed procedures. f While demanding, these rights newspaper are the responsibility J aagWet we accept the Inherent limita- of the staff. i 1, Editorials will express, as tion placed on^a newspaper that is not financially autonomous. far as possible, an attitude or We accept the fact that the insti- feeling of that staff and/ or a tution bears ?the legal respon- significant segment J of theistu3 p 2 K £fi sibility for •'the contents of the dent body. 2. A significant segment need publication $ and will endeavor to not be a majority opinion. MESHS act accordingly. B. Editorials shall concern The* following, then, are the standards to be followed in our themselves with material pertinent to the academic community publication: on or off campus. S £ jtljJNEWS W % 1. Remarks should be directed f A. Coverage of news must be fair and accurate and must be towards administrative, faculty concerned with everything (as or student campus concerns. 3 j 2. Remarks should intelligent. space permits) that is of direct or indirect Interest to all mem- ly comment upon local, state, national, or international concerns. bers of the college.| ~ III. LETTERS p'TO THE 1. News sources must be care* i fully investigated in order to EDITOR. J | A, Xetters" shall be printed ascertain their reliability and 1 dependability. 'fltr toW wMSrever possible. 2. News events must be thor- • vl. A maximum «length of 300 oughly investigated in order to words is suggested when sub* prevent misinformation and mis- mitting a letter. understanding. 2. All letters should also be 3. tNews articles must be written in accordance with the judged prudently and carefully. tenets of good gram me r. 4. News articles and columns IB. Letters,,shall be assumed which are detrimental to specif- to BeTne'Tiersonal opinion of ically named members of the the writer, and as such names academic community shall^ not will be withheld upon request. be published unless such mem- 1 9" Writeig- are entitled to bers are notified in advance and ''privileged~lnformatton" status given an opportunity to prepare concerning the availability of a defense if one is deemed nec- their iname to anyone who might ask for same. essary, i I 5. By-lines will be*affixed to ?D. Any lettexs of obviously articles written by staff mem- Mmrriatur'6 judgment shall not be bers or others if such is deemed ^accepted for publication. necessary by the editors and/ or H. The editorial staff and/ or \ ad visor { reserves ^ the right to • advisor. ^6. Academically orientated screen material acceptable for news "Items f concerning?other f ffblication^ $?? < schools shall be covered as ful. f. 2. Letters should include only ly as possible. s Intelligent comments relative to 7. school-connected or extra ^ academic community.
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by^ Bob Porks Associate Editor
pin the*technological age^with its rapidly^changing pace, more people are experiencing stress and pressure in all facets of College^.life brings with it increased ^pressures which can be detrimental to one's mental and physical health. V\ £ Pressure ffor performance builds up in students long before they enter fcollege —with parents and teachers pushing for excellence* £ ^ i ^& 1 • B When a studentfarrives at college, he generally finds himself registered, orientated, taught, graded, and counseled by different people who often concentrate more«on their special processes than on him as a person. % | Students also find themselves pressed for early declarations of a major, which is their first stride along a specialized road to a professional career. And with grades operating under a normal bell curve, each student finds his classmates as rivals for desirable grades. } 1 1 1 t College students experience pressure to pass curriculum requirements in certain academic areas which do^not interest them.J w •• •£ isi ' f i ' l * £ £ All of these pressures could be remedied if the colleges would move toward implementing a student's personal growth. £ Mercyhurst, like other colleges, is moving^ln this direction and should continue to do so. $ To aid this development, more dialogue is ^needed between students^:and faculty members. More independent study courses would also help the student. ? > > . %• Along with this, there should be more pass-fail courses to deemphasize grades. This would! allows students to concentrate on learning rather than on grades. It would also encourage students to work in academic fields where they are weak. The critical issue for educators should be: creating a college experience more personal and re levant for today's college student.



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The 20 th century has-given credence to the theory that man's instruments must'be developed or|discarded, improved for allowed to decay. The MERCIAD is one of these instruments, an Instrument of expression that roust undergo intelligent a n d guided change if it is to keep pace with the student community it proposes to served The MERCIAD in the past few years has "matured in several areas, most notablyHn its role as. a secondary source of student opinion. Members of this newspaper staff have seized valuable opportunities to voice their thoughts on both national and local, social and academic issues. The 1972 MERCIAD, how. ever, should carry this policy one step further. It should now actively seek to open its columns to the views of every, thoughtful individual of this college, whether or not a standing member of the paper. s v C i • It is true thatlmany*students may be reluctant^ to contribute or unaware of exactly how and where contributions should^ be made. Therefore, the MERCIAD should establish a policy through which it may not l only accept the ^written views of students as before, but actually seek them out. ^ A special staff committee to actively ^draw in ^comments from the Mercyhurst community should be established. A committee j whose sole purpose is .to listen teethe opinions that constantly circulate throughout the halls, to follow* them to their source, and toj encourage that those views be voiced in print by j. their originators- Such ^a committee would seem a reasonable and valuable experiment


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for the newspaper to undertake. ^Furthermore, The MERCIAD *s editors and staff should be prepared, as in^the past, to accept the fact that Mercyhurst individuals may express their opinions best in a form other than that used by the standard press. A student artist or poet should be encouraged to speak freely? in this paper*in his own medium, in sketches or verse of his choice. SjL g | ^ < i A single limitation in regard to this policy toward * developing a true, free student forum of opinions| should be exercised. It jis a >simple limitation Hhat most responsiblei papers exercise in their pages: that the contributor merely end" his work with his signature. The, right to voice one's thoughts is properly accompanied by the responsibility to acknowledge them as one's own,^whether in a regular column or in a? letter to the editor. The responsibility to verify the signature of the author, of course, should belong Ho the newspaper staff. # § The* creation of a new staff forum committee is only?one small experiment, but a valuable one. It is worth the energy of any newspaper, anylivinginstrument of man, to experiment with the process of growth. | 5 Maureen Hunt I Jx Staff writer •j(Editor»s^Note: The MERCIAD has printed it»s Editorial Policy in this issuers* a partial answer to the suggestions offered within the above letter. The other suggestions Svill be followed to the best of ou!<§ staff's ability. We would like, however, to extend an open invitation to join the newspaper staff in any capacity,)

As a new member of the women's faction of this campus, I f eelUmpelled to sight a few observations and introduce some new ^ considerations for the up and coming year concerning the feminist f movement on campus. -4Being a female transfer to a newly coed college, I have been surprised! to find that the sports program is almost solely geared to the male population. Surely we will be seeing many more male? athletes to accompany the new athletic field being dug up in the once £;scenic grounds behind Baldwin Hall. jMale students are recruited basically on their physical achievements rather than their academic excellence. With a new baseball team being formed, I am curious to see |the results of the next few months of admissions. Even today, the male students! have certain ' 'privileges." ^The hours In which the women ?are to use the indoor tennis courts are unproportional to those of the men. In this day5 and age when colleges are discarding their sports programs and turning their emphasis move to academic programs, I find it strange that Mercyhurst is taking the opposite route, especially at the cost of its women students. The administration seems to be more concerned with building an image for Itself as an athletic powerhouse instead of ?a scholarly institution, 1 Women pay the same amount) of tuition as the males yet have no ^priorities *in either the sports program or the scholarship appropriations. '• iThis merely is an observation — an article on the problems confronting a woman on the campus. As more facts become obvious and more women become aware of the oppressions facing them, this campus may* be surprised to see a strong Women's Liberation g movement growing amongst its female members. i Carl Colangelo


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- Five ^Mercyhurst College educators and * administrators have been chosen jfor recognition in the 1971 honors ^ publication, "Outstanding 'Educators of Amexicsu*' I. Chosen for the awards citation bye the board of directors of the Outstanding Americans Foundation were Mercyhurst adminis. trators Edward- A* Engel, director of development, k and James G« Lanahan, directorvof admis. sions. t 1 * $ f.: Hurst faculty members honored include Sister Christian Koontz, chairman of the division of jhumanities and director tot English; Richard J. Kubiak, chairman of the division of social sciences and director of history; and John M. Line our t, director of the department of philosophyo | An annual -program designed to |recognize and honor college faculty members and educational administrators; from across the country, the Mercyhurst awardees were chosen for 'their academic achievements, administrative abilities, civic service and their leadership In the field of education. f

ment —left his administrative last September to head the dlvU 1 post at Bar at College of the sion of humanities. She Is; an Sacred Heart in Chicago to as- associate professor of; English sume duties as* development di- at the college. * rector at Mercyhurst College in 1967. i | | A native ofSAltoona, Sister atHe is a graduate of Loyola tended Mt. Aloysius Junior Col* University, Chicago, where he lege ^ and fcom pie ted her underserved as director of alumni graduate studies in English and relations and later as associate French at Mercyhurst. direc tor of development, :^S Sister. Christian received her As Mercyhurst development Master of Arts degree in Mediedirector, Engel works with the val English from Catholic college trustees and advisors versity! where recently she was and is responsible for all fund awarded her PhJ>. in £ Medieval raising. He is credited with English, linguistics and literary the iiorigination of the college's theory. 4 annual parents' fund, the business and industry program, fas well as the estate planning program. He is one of-five ^officers in the Mercyhurst J administration headed by Sister M. Carolyn! President! T ,*£

RUS - You?re] Student Government
by Betsy Bierfieldt
With the end of summer vacation, the*typical college student experiences mixed emotions about his return to campus. For; most, it will be a homecoming to familiar people, places and things. So familiar, in fact, that the college campus has become a| complacent recluse. -Mercyhurst College, Erie, Pa., has, in the past, been no different. With the dawn of theiacademic , f year 71- 72, however, new and Interesting possibilities 3 are foreseen within the realms J of RUS. I The Representative Union of Students is a ^working form; of government devised by students for students. In its initial year, RUS surpassed its function, the most significant contribution be* log the curriculum change. The previous administration deserves acclaim for a most suec essful year. More Importantly, however, one should laud the entire student body for their wholehearted effort in working to maintain stability on this campus. The new administration is sensitive to these efforts 3and will strive»to preserve them. There can be no doubts ass to the personal capabilities of the* members of the executive board: Maureen Sullivan, secretary; Karynf Smith, {treasurer; It and Betsy Bierfeldt, president, fl am fully confident that together we cannot fail. The remaining representatives are the 'creme 9 de la creme , so to speak. Selected! from a slate of responsible candidates all ofcwhom had one major objective, to serve this college, primarily J its student1 body. Those who emerged vie/ torious from last April's election are dedicated to tills Ideal. la addition to* functioning as the studentilegislative^body, RUS also serves as the liason between student and faculty in the College Senate. Through this unique role, RUS members can best serve their electorate by active participation on all Senate committees (excluding Faculty Affairs). S .! At this time I do not wish to restate my entire;platform, but would like jto reiterate several concepts: > && + The Student Activities Director has been employed lor this year. Mr. Phillip Herring will work in this capacity. Well experienced In this field, Mr. Herring will strive to maintain a varied social atmosphere on campus. 1 In addition, a social committee has been created to 9 voice the students opinions on possible activities. $ Several other committees have been created to facilitate the actual workings in RUS. Among these are: Publicity Committee, chairman, MTynn Souders; Pol* ley Committee, chairman, Bitsy McCarthy and Kathy McCarthy. For purposes of health and well being, a Food Committee, to consult with and advise* the cafeteria staff, has been created. The full power and scope of the Representative Union of Students has not yet been put to the test. Its possibilities are limitless yet still they have one determinant. Complete with Marxist overtones, RUS is exactly that —a student alliance working for the good of the entire union^Without. community assistance, "In the form of student support, the union will fall. I f have stood before you previously, seeking your support. l|am renewing that petition now, so *that this year might be *a most progressive and productive
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yi Richard Kubiak, an associate t>rofesSbr^ of hislory, Joined the Mercyhurst faculty in 1962.pie completed f his undergraduate studies at|Alliance College and earnedIan M. A. 4 n hi s tory from the Pennsylvania |state|univer» sity., He i s | currently a P1U). candidate Sin Medieval and An* cient history at the University of Illinois. ;k I j Ani Erie native, Kubiak pursued doctoral research in Poland in|l971 under a grant from the Kosciuszko Foundation. He returnedfrto Poland this summer for ^further. research funder |ja Polish Government Extension of the Kosciuszko fellowship. When*, awarded?his doctorate, he Jwill become one of only five U. S. expertsjin Later Polish Medieval studies. .fe&fsl 1

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e James,. G** Lanahan, a native of lUpper Darby, Pa., assumed the head admissions post at Mercyhurst in July, 1970. | He came to Mercyhurst from St. | Bonaventure,'. University, where| he had been the assistant director5 of admissions since 1966. An alumnus of St, Bonaventure, Lanahan holds a bachelor's degree inf sociology and anaM,S#gin guidance. £ A He is the national secretary of the*Catholic College coordinating Council^ and a member of regional and national associations for admissions officers.

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Activities Fee CashB eakdown
by Tom Heberle
One thing which should come to the attention of Mercyhurst students Is how the Activities F ee Is distributed and what benefits the students, who are now paying ?f or their education (or their parents are) and who should be interested In where the money is going, j& I %i i j | There is an estimated hundred thousand dollar Activities Budget aU Mercyhurst. Your $125 is part of jfithis budget. Here is a breakdown of the ten areas affected by the Activities Budget: — Sixteen hundred is allocated to?the Campus Ministry, which in*turn uses the money for various religious campus activities* — $17,550 Is used for the Counseling services.* Trained counselors are available on campus for help with social or personal problems^ of the student. This was an area of neglect on the part of the majority of students and the administration last year. Students did not take advantage of Jthe counseling services at Mercyhurst because they weren't aware of the services available. It is expected Sthat students will make more use of the Counseling Department this year* \ —A little over five-thousand dollars* goes? to the Placement Service, This service helps graduates to find Jobs in their respective-fields after graduation. -f$12,523* goes to the Health Service at > school. Mercyhurst has a doctor and *Nrained nurse on call in case of any jSmergency,




f CoBegef seniors preparing to teach school may take the National Teacher Examinations on any I of the :four different test dates announced today by Educational \Testings Service, a* nonprofit, educational organization which prepares and administers this testing program. < M New dates \ for the testing of prospective teachers are: November 13, 1971/ and January 29, April 8, and July§L5, 1972. The tests* will* be given at nearly 500 locations throughout the 1 United States, ETS said. I * ^Results of the National Teach, er Examinations are 'used by many large school districts as one of several factors in the selection of new teachers ^and by several states forrcertification or licensing of teachers. Some colleges also require all seniors preparing $to teach to fake the examinations.* The school systems and state departments of education which use the examination results are listed in an NTEI leaflet entitled

America's environment conplus adequate medical facilities. tinued to deteriorate during 1971^ — $20,850 goes to the Athletics according to the National WildProgram. This is a| substantial life Federation's I third annual increase over last year, due Environmental Quality IndexSto largely to the expanded! inter- be published in the October • collegiate sports program, which November issue of National features basketball, crew, ten- Wildlife Magazine.." nis, and golf.c iAir pollution remains the na— The Representative Union tion's most serious environmenoff.Students receives the same tal problem. National standards alottment as the Athletic Pro- required by Congress give some gram. This money is used main- hope things may begin to imly for Social Functions \at the prove "as 1975 approaches, but school, a few of which are: Spring the trend in air quality ^continWeekend, Freshman Orientation ues down. As in the past, auto($3,000) and paying for| the mobiles,^ electrical generating groups which play at the coffee plants and;coal burning indushouse. tries are the main culprits. — $8,000 is given to the LiterThe nation'si water is still alae, 'the yearbook, which is incredibly foul but the bottom available at the end of the school may Jhave been reached. The 1971 EQ^Index shows no decline year. W% — $10,500 ($6,000 • cultural, from 1970 levels. More and $5,500 • films) goes to the Cul- better sewage "treatment plants tural Series and films offered and industrial clean-ups ajte givthroughout the year. Both modern en credit for 'holding (the line and classical films are shown. against further water degrada>—$$3,000 is allocated to the tion. Industry remains the largschool f newspaper, £THE MER- est water polluter Swith 65 per CIAD is expected to publish at cent. Municipal sewage accounts least fifteen issues this year, an for 20 per cent, and agriculture 15 per cent. increase from last year. — Finally, $800 goes to the ^America continues to exploit Literary Magazine which is pub- mineral resources Jwi thou t suflished by Mercyhurst at the end ficient regard for the future so of the school year. It'includes the Mineral EQ Index is down art work, poetry, essays and from 1970. Users,are outrun, other works by Mercyhurst stu. ning explorers \ and known redents. The money is used for serves of many vital metals will? not outlasts the 20thj cenprinting and distribution. It*s yourf money that's pay- tury. Recycling,)* though begining for alii these services — ning to spread, isaves only a small ^fraction of the nation's Take advantage of them! minerals. |f % •I \ |r Man's growing population and its* pollution has put additional stress on wildlife and the Wildlife Index continued its-'down• k. ** s£v. i feCORE USERS whidi may be ob- ward trend in 1971. Loss of habitat is the major dangerfdrwild-' tained by-writing to ETS. "1 I On each full day! of testing, life with chemical pollution of prospective teachers | may take air, water and land a close secthe Common Examination which ond. Some 101 species are listed measures i their professional on|the endangered species list. preparation and general educa- £• Population concentration near tional background and a Teach- the two coasts in tense, polluted ing Area Examination I which cities has pushed thef EQ Index measures their mastery of the on Living Space down during subject they expect to | teach. 1971 land trend appears to be Prospective teachers should headed further down. Until a contact the school systems? in sound national land use policy which they seek employment, or and public transportation systheir colleges, for specific ad* tems become reality, the EQ says vice on which examinations to living space problems are going * take and on which dates) they to get worse. Due to an 87 per cent harvest should be taken. Iff -Jl i The BULLETIN OF INFOR- of allowable cut in the National MATION FCR CANDIDATES con. Forest last year, the Timber tains a list of test centers rand EQ Index is up slightly over information about the examina- 1970. But the upward|trend is tions, as well as a Registration shaky in the face of pressures Forum. Copies may be obtained for increased cutting and lossfrom college placement officers, es from burning andfdisease. school $ personnel -departments, jSoil quality, highest on the EQ or directly from National Teach- Index, has slipped from 1970. er Examinations, Box 911, Edu- Bulldozing, over fertilization and cational Testing Service, Prince- erosion continue* to destroy A* merica's valuable soil reton, New Jersey, 08540. i sources.

The Foundation for Independent Colleges, Inc., of Pennsylvania has been awarded $1,000 by the Goodyear iTi re & Rubber Company Fund, anon-profitcor> oration supported by the Goodyear Tire & Rubber icompany. In announcing the grant, Russell DeYoung, chair man | of the Fund, said the award is being made to foster| the continued training of college students in Pennsylvania, many of whom have become "members of the Goodyear organization. The gift is part of the Fund's current $429,000 aid-to-education program which Includes direct grants-in-aid to many state foundations of independent colleges. £ ? The program also includes scholarships v to selected institutions of higher learning throughout the * U.S. f The scholarships carry with them unrestricted grants-in-aid to help offset costs not included in tui. tion. * |In addition to the scholarships and grants, fellowships In 10 fields are established, with accompanying grants-in-aid. They are elastomers, Dartmouth College; chemistry, Kent State University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology; chemical engineering, Texas A. & M. University; organic chemistry, Ohio State University;kpolyroer science, University of Akron and Renssalaer Polytechnic ~ Institute; chemical microscopy, University of Colorado; fiber textile, North Carolina State University; advanced highway' engineering, International Road Educational ;F ouridation. Goodyear Aerospace fellowships: aeronautic al engineering, r Ohio State University; electrical engineering (electronics), Case Western Reserve University. For further information, contact Vincent Dor an.

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During the 1971-72 academic year ^approximately 540 American' graduate students will be studying overseas on scholarships provided by the U. S. Government; under the Fulbright • Hay est Act and by foreign donors. Competition for .these awards was administered by the Institute of International Education. WB&JBSM In May, 1971, the competition for the 1972-73 academic year was officially opened by HE. Now, only a few more weeks remain in which qualified graduate students may apply for one of these awards. f ^ m In addition to Full Grants, which provide Ground-trip transportation to any one of 29 countries, as well as tui tion and maintenance for one academic year, two other types of grants are available: U. S. Government Travel Grants to 12 countries; and maintenance and tuition awards to 14 countries offered by foreign governments, universities and private donors. General eligibility requirements are: U. S. citizenship at the time of application, a bachelor's degree or its equivalent by the beginning date of the grant, language ability commensurate wi th the dem ands of the proposed study project, and good health. Except for certain specific awards, applicants may not hold or expect to i receive the Ph„D. before the beginning of the grant. Preference is given to applicants between 20 and 35 years of age. Further information for students currently enrolled at Mercyhurst College can be obtained from Vincent Doran, 1 f

by Bob Beck
•this lyear Mercyhurst College has grown larger, not only in its population butialso in its physical features. PThe eight townhouses are housing 48 resident students'with all the luxuries of home i tself, except mother.^ On the otherfside" ofnhe campus, Tullio Field?is being constructed. £ The . completion date is set for late spring '72; 9 in Aplenty of time for the I 72 baseball season, fAlso, the ten-^ nis team hasf another g indoor court*for night and winter practice. J ^ S l ' & \ 1 Of course, we cannot forget our day students. For you, the administration has provided! a larger paved parking! are a ^behind zurn Hall. -But do not let your hopes get too highithis one will not be plowed in the winter. So a |word to the wise, Ikeep .a shovel in,the--trunk! M! m» I






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by Al Messina
Recently^ while reading the l c cal newspaper! it occurred to Mr. Smith than an undue amount of coverage had been given to those despicable and unsavory elements of society —campus radicals.. The newspapers, it seems, were simply cluttered wifli reports of violence in such places as Columbia, Berkeley, Jackson State and Kent State, Why all the fuss?^. thought Mr. Smith* Why not just bring in the U.-S. Army and bury these •^dregs" of society? At this point he had had about enough. He felt it was now time to visit one of these bastions of evil to draw his onin. ions ^firsthand. So he immediately entered his car and head. editor the nearest college campus — Absurdia College.*In a short time he arrived at the campus and was simultaneously be* wildered and ^relieved. As he entered the gate he was prompt* ly jstopped by* two enforcement jcials driving! a red bubble, topped station wagon. They approached Mr. smith's car, taking every precaution, (highbeams shining, belly tor awl etc...) and shined their flashlight in his face almost blinding him.^Itwas nothing like he had read in the news, papers, Mr, Smith thought. They had established real law and or. der here. He was greatly relieved, $ \ .J* "What's your business here," the official said, VDo you have an I.D. card? Are you a student here?" When he explained his si tuati onf the y. irom edi atelyjapoL. ogized andfinvited him to|their office for coffee. Since be was extremely Tcurious as to how they had maintained* law and order- on the campus, Mr, Smith accepted wilhouf hesitation* ^ |i||When they reached fthe office Mr.;? Smith Jbegan,- in ^a very courteous? and affable manner, to ask questions concerning their dutues at the College.''Whydoes

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Absurdia have such a competent and effective police force as op. posed to other colleges I've been reading about in the news, papers," asked Mr.Smith. "Well it's simple," one officer answered, ««ln the last few years the College has? been hit by a wave of violence and crime. Not only were a few record players and a pair of binoculars stolen, but the campus bookstore was broken into for the first time in the school's history, in fact, on several occasions some young degenerates flittered the ec am pus with beer cans. The college then decided it could tolerate it no longer. So here we are," "But the problems don't seem to jbe as critical here as they are in^j other ^colleges,"); said Mr. Smith. At this point!; the other officer replied: "It's con. tingency ^planning. The best way to deal with potential problems (or nonexistent ones) is to build up the machinery? to combat them before the problems arise. We will simply wait for those longhairs to pull something, then we'll mace their eyes|and poke them with our clubs if necessary. Yes| sir, if*it weren't for con. tingency planning we would never have had the chance to kick-ass on the gook • com mies in Vietnam." | Thenfwhat are. some of the methods tyou use to enforce the law £ here at§ Absurdia?" Mr, Smith inquired, "Our first objective," the taller £man retorted, "is to search and destroy all alienj elements,* domes tic or foreign, and to protect the Col. lege's left, middle, and right flanks from invasion by any local ninkos, parasites^ or protestors^ in^short, we want. Absurdia to be a safe place where people c an w alk wi thout being concerned about tripping over errant beer cans or having their|notebooks stolen while they aren't looking;"

"Specifically," he continued, "we utilize a concept known as preventive aggressive policing. That is, jwe^spend every waking hour harrassing^students as to what their name|is, where they are going, and what their student number is. Certainly we would like to take stronger measures to insure the freedom and safety of the good| people here atv Absurdia, but some administrators have implored us to exercise some restraint. They even denied our request^ to carry a shotgun in the car. Isn't that absurd?" "You seem toibe dissatisfied with the restraints placed upon you," said* Mr. Smith.|"No, not really," one of the officers replied. "Our administrative superior has given us the O.K. to deal with serious problems in any way we deem necessary. And if that means a little roughing-up, he said itiwould be considered as all in the lines of duty. Besides if we win some big ones we might receive honor badges for bravery, maybe even a Spiro Agnew watch," With no more questions to ask and given :the fact that^he was thoroughly satisfied land re. lieved, Mr. Smith thanked the officers for their hospitality and left|for home. I jguess not all the colleges have gone bad, thought Mr. Smith, •$ While walking towards his car however, Mr. Smith noticed a few officers interrogating a student by his car. Now there's the stuff this country* is really made of, he thought. There's still a lot of people who want to preserve the good we have. As he entered his car, however, something strange happened. The student looked up afc£ Mr. Smith inf ap» par ant disgust and|said, "Isn't this£absurd?r *£ i What could he have possibly meant, Jthought Mr,| Smith, He left perplexed,!

by Gerry Barron

Well, friend, ya say you've been back on campus for a week now and the old turf Just doesn't seem the same? Ya say you're fee 11 n' low because 5the oncegreen view from Baldwin's been replaced by the athletic field we so urgently needed to keep our boys off the streets? j Ya say you're down 'cause you're 9 havin a little trouble over.fi. nances, Sand you couldn't get enough financial aid 'cause you're a little maladjusted and like studying more; than rowing boats or shooting hoops? Yasay you're a law enforcement major and they're out of Dick Tracy's Crimes toppers' notebooks at the bookstore? Or you're upset 'cause somebody's priorities are a mite misplaced and the psychoid ogy depf s budget consists of $11.42, 4 anemic rats, and 6 rabid pigeons? My friend, if you've got dem old Mercyhurst blues again mama,fallow me to introduce you to the only general cure-all and elixer of youth concocted so as to remove! the symptoms of 0this lingering malady — music. And: that, my friend, is what this here column's gonna be all about. This column^is dedicated to all of you out there -who| are fortunate enough to be newcomers to this seething? city of musical brouhaha. If you're tired of listening to "Grand Funk"

and drinking beer, or you can't really face Tom Jones on the Jtike Box in the Student Union you might want to try some live action at one of the coffeehouses in town. The 1914 Tie (by some odd coincidence located at 1914 Peach St.) or Strawberry Fields at Gannon College Sare good places to catch some tunes all weekend long, "it's all happen* ing," as they say in! the musak biz, on Saturday night at Mercy* hurst's very own Watermelon Ballroom, On the airwaves your best bet is "WWYN at 1260 on the dial, Erie's closest ever to an acceptable underground sta. tion. If you're diggln' obnoxious disc jockeys ana schlock-rock, there's j a lot of bubblegum around. If'you're-into that don't read this column anymore — Teen;Scene .magazine's still around, kids. The month of September's, al* ways good for a lew concerts — enjoy them 'cause-they're rare in these parts. On September 25 Poco will be appearing at Gannon with The Beach Boys bringin' good vibrations tolthe Warner Theatre sa^week later. If you don't mind travelin' a bit, Cleveland's Public Hallf offers David Crosby; and Graham Nash on September 25| and Gordon Lightfoor on Octoberf 3. ^TiU next time, go ride the music,.

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Packwood Fights Power Companies
*For years! Northwest power companies ihave ! been eyeing a stretch of white watei| on Idaho's Middle Snake River as it churns] through Hells Canyon, Visions of a hydroelectric dam stretched clean and tight^below this can. yon— deepest river canyon in the world, mind you —becameintox. icating indeed. Thoughts of transmission lines humming out of the gorge | and across the canyon country took on a corporate hallucinatory quality; and as, far back as 1954, Pacific Northwest Power and the Washington Pub. lie Power Supply System decided they \ would do the J public a favor. They'd harness \that churning Middle Snake and wind some Northwestertiers* electric clocks in a way they've not been wound lately. | % ^Environmentalists have been eyeing the Hells Canyon stretch too. In fact a lot of|people like the way*the Snake churns through the canyon, butllike|it in a dif. ferenttkind of way. No need for hallucinattons;fthey Ukeitchurn. ing naturally, i | % I The utilities' power pitch (you don't have to listen closely to tell|you've heard it somewhere before) revolves about the power crisis generally. They figure a daraf in the canyon, High Mountain Sheep, ^could dint a lot of energy problems the Northwest might face llnJthe? future. But environmental legislation introduced to congress Jlast year vented>some disagreement, | | A bill^ntroduced by Idaho Senators Frank*-Church and Len Jordon suggested tftm Federal PowerfCommission should thinjc Jflgh Mountain Sheep over carefully for ten years before grant.
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areas len the* Oregon and Idaho sides, I providing f increased visitor use through improved access roads and recreation fa. duties. 1 1 Environmentalists and government agencies I alike supported Senator Church's proposed moratorium. Though they backed Senator |packwood's National River bill, the moratorium would at; leas t\ pre vent Issuance of an FPC construction license in the near future.*ln a hearing before the Senate Subcommittee on; Water and Power Resources, a * Forest Service .spokesman < said: "We believe that the value of the Middle Snake canyon itself, along with its recreation, wild, life, and commercial and sports fishery values, far outweigh any presently demonstrated need for a hydroelectric project. Our hope is that alternatives can be found

other bill, introduced by Oregon Senator Robert | w . Packwood, suggested that the F PC need not think about the dam at all. The Columbia River Basinwas stud, ded with too many dams already, A gargantuan stair-stepfof back to back dams has ialready turned the m ain $| s tem C olumbi a (4th largest river imNorth America) and the main stem Snake (the Columbia's major tributary)into nothing!more |then giant water ski lakes- extending from tidewater far into Canada and Idaho. Keeping the dams out of the last free-flowing remnant of the Snake is a* modest| goal {for a nation that purports to give a damn about its heritage and posterity. Senator? Packwood's bill would prevent future dam construction by creating theJHells Canyon — Snake National River. And it would protect the two wilderness

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to meet the Nation's water and power needs without sacrificing the existing qualities of the Middle Snake River." | Neither,' Senator9 Church's nor Senator Packwood s bill passed Congress last year. But by Feb* ruary 1971, FPC^Exaroiner William c . Levy recommended that two power dams be licensed in the Hells Canyon section of the Middle Snake. Construction,^he said, should not begin before Sep. tember, 1975. tSince then, the Hells*Canyon bills havelonce again begun chug* glng through the Congressional gamut. Senator Church's bill (S. 488) which ?now prohibits licensing of ^hydroelectric proj. ects on the Middle'Snake below Hells Canyon? before September 30, 1978, jwas passed by the Senate ton June 28. It's been chanelled to the House Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce. Senator Church claims his bill is sponsored by Idaho Governor Cecil Andrus, the Senate Committee on interior and insular Affairs, and the Nixon Administration. He feels the bill See Packwood Page 6



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by Kim Wontonay
$ When I walked into Old Main that sunny Saturday, petrified, I "felt a warmth of welcome and a friendliness unsurpassed by 5 any* similar * experience. The minute after-1 walked into my dor m," E gan, I was enthusiasticaJ» ly$ greeted by ray RAf^jny big sister, Sister Barbara, and Kathy Blieszner, Kathy, though wornout with all the hard work she had been doing, kept her pace and enthusiasm. The dormitory became home. The girls in the dorm became my first acquaint* ances and my closest friends. I was thoroughly astonlshed«by everyone's efforts to make all of us feel a part of that * life which we had \ chosen \ for the nextiour years, k W & *J In the following days, weeks, and months, I found that the spirit of enthusiasm and inter* est did? not weaken. Rather, the spirit grew. It encompassed us all, causing us to realize that Mercyhurst was a? fastrooving, changing place and that the 'Hurst would not- leave;- anyone "left in the dust," f | * Awareness and liveliness was a way of Hie. The ten week term, which [everyone had repeatedly told me I would not like, proved in keeping with the rest of jjlife here. It was fastrooving, interest, ing, a lot of hard work, yet enjoyable* The education here was notflimited to the classroom. Meeting new individuals hap* pened everywhere. Having fun was| easy. In fact, Just rapping to my new-found friends was fun. One^could choose a definite kind of college social life. From living only in the dorm, by being a?'Hurst girl opposed toymen on her campus and who let that fact be known to'everyone, or one could enjoy the ^advantages of|a coed college and still as* sociateNvith other collegians In the area. Being" around so many strange, new people slowly^ became less difficult. The reason for this goes back to the "spirit" everyone at Mercyhurst seems to share. It develops into a caring for other i people and things.
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would "Give us an opportunity by Tom to complete the?studies necessary to determine? the-highest Rooster" DiStephano publici. use for this section of Looking back on my freshman the Snake River," I year at Mercyhurst, I would have Senator Packwood's bill (S 717) to say that it will probably* be has not tyet passed the Senate, the most important year "of my The Senate Interior and Insular college education. Freshman Affairs Committee, Subcommityear is important because it af- tee on I Parks and Recreation, fords I the "student variousi op- has scheduled hearings on it for portunities to construct and guide September 17, Interest in the his college Instruction, and form bill, which would provide ultU some guidelines for S the re- mate protection to the Middle mainder of his formal education. Snake, is said to be building in Freshman year also gives the the Northwest. | j& student a chance to present him. The; Hells Canyon Preservaself and his j ideas to his new tion Council, Inc. has asked Con. colleagues and administrators. gress to hold public hearings on The environment on a college Senator Packwood's bill. They campus is radically different feel Northwest residents are enthan that of the high school, titled to that. And environmental, but once adjusted |to it it offers ists hope that at least one of the the student vast social and edu- bills passes Congress this year. cational enrichment. £ 4 t Should they fizzle, power com* Campus life for those students panies would be one year closer, who are going to be residents to a 670.foot.hlgh Mountain Sheep is exciting. The freshman year Dam. And the U.S. public 'would offers, for most, the initial step be one step closer to remember, towards j a welcome degree of ing what was once the deepest w Independence, Mother Important wild river canyon in the world. occurance that characterizes freshman year is the opportunity to I meet people from various parts of the country with dif. by Samuel Foss ferent backgrounds and concepts. A college education holds many One day thru the primeval wood • -3(f. A calf walked home, as good calves should; new responsibilities to accomBut made a trail, all bent askew, ^$Xj pany this new Independence, but A crooked trail, as all calves do. Since then 300 years have fled, the mosUimportant fact for a And I infer the calf is dead. college freshman to bear in mind But still, he left behind his trail is that he must balance 4hard And thereby hangs my mortal tale. work with social, activities. DeThe trail was taken up next day veloping this skill is J the basis By a lone dog that passed that way. of freshman year and Jcollege And then, a wise bell wethered sheep Pursued the trail, o'er vale & steep, life i t s e l f ^ . * * f And drew the flocks behind him too I welcome and wish*the best As good bell wethers always do. And from that day} o'er hill and glade of luck to j Mercy hurst's new Thru those old woods, a path was made. freshmen. #

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Really getting into my reflections on my first memorable yeariat :the 'Hurst could take pages.. Reflections ask for many thoughts l\ could not begin to express nere, I fell In love with Mercyhurst and its people, I felt caught lup *in its fast pace of changing for the better. Looking forward, I hope this spirit stays with us * and I, hope we will all carry itvwith us? as we attempt to Improve Mercyhurst,!/ r *j

And many men wound in and out, I And dodged, and turned, and bent about, And uttered words of righteous wrath ; Because 'twas such a crooked path. ; But still they followed, do not laugh The first migrations of that calf. > And thru the winding woods they stalked Because he wobbled when he walked. Tills forest path became a lane is. | " ™ that bent, and turned, and turned again. This crooked lane became a road & Where many a poor horse with his load Tolled on beneath the burning sun ¥ And traveled some three miles in one. And thus a century and a half -^v They trod the footsteps of that calf. The years passed on A swiftness fleet, n The road became a village street, And this before men were aware, A city's crowded thoroughfare.f And soon the central street was this Of a renowned metropolis, |»y. And men, two centuries and a half Trod the footsteps of that calf, t* Each day a 100 thousand route Followed the zig-zag calf about, And o'er his crooked journej went The traffic of a continent* %$ A 100 thousand men were led By one calf, near three centuries dead. They followed s a i l his crooked way • And lost 100 years per day* %^ For this such reverence is lent To well established precedent. [A moral lesson this might teach Were I ordained, and called to preach. For men are prone to go it blind Along the calf paths of the mind, And work away from sun to sun To do what other men have done. They follow in the beaten track, And out, and in, and forth and back, And still their devious course pursue To keep the paths that others do*' * They keep the paths a sacred groove Along which all their lives they move. But how the wise old wood gods laugh Who saw that first primeval calf. „ Ah! Many things this tale might teach* But I am not ordained to preach.

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Nathaniel Barnes and Louise Finney taking a breakffrom the dance.

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soften the need for good music vertisements for survival, in ef. on the Erie air waves has been feet, this frees the station to proexpressed by! both students and gram music which does not have Erie residents. Mercyhurst col- a wide general appeal. The lege is currently Involved in a emphasis, then, would be on das* large-scale plan to fulfill this sical, jazz, and ^underground" need. Heading the effort are: folk-rock. Programming would Illy Sobel, member of the Board also Include public affairs showsof Directors of WQLN; Robert community news, and network Hoff, Instructor of Psychology; programming. In short,; the naE. I William Kennedy, Dean of ture and scope of the programStudent Affairs; and Gary Duden. ming would be limited only by hoefer, a Mercyhurst student. the Imagination of the people who jDuring the last school year, are working on the staff. I The greater part of this year, WQLN, Erie's non-commercial television station, offered Mer- besides construction of the stacyhurst* College >the chance? to tion itself, will be devoted to join forces with them in the oper. organ!zing a cohesive staff of ati<HUOf a non-commercial FM interested students from Mercy* radio ^station. Under the'' plan hurst to run the station. Meetings which was^ worked out, WQLN will probably be £ he Id on a regwould construct studios on the ular basis once construction of Mercyhurst campus and a 50,000 the station has begun. At first, watt transmitter at their tele* the purpose of these meetings vision transmission site* Mercy- will -be to acquaint students with hurst would be' responsible for the basic technical operation of producing? all the ^programming a radio station. Once a staff is when the station goes on the air. organized, open discussion of Barring any unforseen problems, ideas for the station can be aired. the station should be in opera- The first meeting will be held in late October. However, if you tion by late next sum mer. 9 Being a non-commercial oper- have particular interest in this ation, the station would not have project, contact any of the peotot depend on income from ad- ple mentioned above. 5*

When The Weekend Cometh
With the arrival of the week end comes the inevitable deci* si on of how to spend it. The Erie area, besides offering the conventional means of entertain* ment, boasts some unique features fori people of different interests, I The thrills of skydiving en. tice adventure-seekers to the Mooreheadville Air Park on pectations of J those who relish Crawford sang, "Your Nose Is celebrity • hunting. Unknown even Gonna Grow" on the j program to many Erieites, the Rosaires "Dance Party.** To return to the present, art host the former?stars of "Dak. tari," the chimps Judy and Toto work in Erie proliferates for and Clarence the crosseyed lion, art enthusiasts to enjoy. Seeking as well as- the former star of amuse meatf themselves, two '•Gentle Ben." These fiercely complementary sculptures in gregarious celebrities welcome west Perry Square recently exvisitors with a warm handshake tended their height ten feet and concealed -their original bright or an even warmer hug*

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Charmed ?by landmarks, lov- blue with a covering of burnt Route 20. As jumpers flip-flop and float in the sky, groundling ers lof {nostalgia explore * and amber* The "things", which ei» i Take two typical ^college guys, and the facade of their sexual spectators also prickle with the envision Erie's past with the aid ther fascinate or repel art conactivities, add twenty years and CARNAL KNOWLEDGE is wrapped excitement of the sport as they of historic sights. Here fcstood noisseurs, evidently enjoy watch|lnto its nutshell. * | scoot about tos avoid the falling the Hotel 'Lawrence where, many ing the reactions of passers-by. Director ^Mike Nichols developed this simple stereo - type plot As these glimpses of leisure parachutists, i From either per- years ago,;George Gershwin lisinto an excellent film. Jack Nicholson and Art Garfunkel do a spective Mooreheadville pro- tened to the c athedral'^hi roes, activities I adl c ate, ± Erie^acbeautiful k job % as th§ guys ^wl^start, at the same point— take .a jj vtdes ^R"tlashtngytiWet for~the commodates diverse, not to mendifferent route, and end up at the same finish line* Candice Bergen, daredevil instinct* f Blue." rrhere remains WSEE tion Intriguing, tastes in recreathe college chick who secretly has been with both, marries Art* % A ride to the Ros aire farm in where, several years ago, Johnny tion. Before long he *has taken$a mistress • cutting Candy out of the Waterford fulfills*the great ex* picture. But the actress who stands out the most (no pun intended) is Ann-Margaret. After all these iyears,iHollywood's sex-kitten really shows herself (again no pun) as the actress she can be. iter MERCYHURST CbllEGE role as the marriage minded mistress gets her into Nicholson's life* After their marriage,!she takes him for what he's worth. LIBRARY By the time our heroes are in their 40's their lives are ruined beyond the point of no return. J ~-b f * This achingly beautiful film will hit home with its male audience MERCYHURST COLLEGE LIBRARY — hoping to open their eyes before it is too late — a kind of 1984 on morality. |. HOURS

Carnal Knowledge

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New Year Of Competitive Sports
by Bill Dopierala*
My "boss" has asked me to give our readers! a complete look at sports at Mercyhurst for the coming year, l don't know if suchia ,*•'complete" look is pos. sible because of all the changes constantly going on here. However, ifwill try andji give you a "look" at£ athletics from my limited vantage point,£ P | One word can? adequately describe the coming year in sports at the 'Hurst?, interesting, A number of questions can be asked, whose answers should be at least "interesting", i | I Will Dick jFox's first year as Athletic Director and Basketball Coach be a success? tWill the "green" Laker B-ball team hold their own against an exceptionally strong first-year schedule? Can. the tennis team keep up their perfect record against a much tougher schedule? Will they be able to capture the Edinboro Invitational in October? Will the nagging injuries!that hurt last year finally stop?? Will the golf team win* a few more 'matches this year? (Theyjhave only one way to go —up.) Will the crew team start competing against Harvard, etc,? Will Lake Erie "warm-up" in!-the spring to let them row earlier?
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Joseph R. M atti s has been named Sports Information Director (SID) for Mercyhurst college as the hillotop school enters its second year in intercollegiate varsity competition. Mattis —an Erie native and 1969 graduate of Gannon Colleger—worked for the ERIE MORNING NEWS sports department from 1966 until May 1971, While in college he also worked as a student assistant and photographer in the Gannon Public Relations Office under Tom Bates, now SID at Lafayette College, E as ton, Pau, and Tom Uhrmacher who has since joined Eastman Kodak Corporation, The Mercyhurst SID has been a member of the United States Basketball Writers Association since-1967, In addition, he was player procurement director for the Sixth and Seventh Annual Support! our sports North-South Ail-Star basketball classic. K Mattis is a free lance photographer and traffic engineer at the General? Telephone Co, of As the Mercyhurst Sports Information Director, he will work closely with Dick Fox, Athletic Director, to report the college's varsity basketball games, tennis matches, golf matches, and crew races during the 1971-72season.

§• Will the new Athletic Field and Track ever be completed? Will therejbe more interest shown in intramurals for both men and women? Will there be some new additions to intramurals such as .Softball (for men* and women) "and intramural ^tournaments in tennis and golf? Will the athletic. academic situation be Improved? To be specific, the basketball team is> going against as tough a group of opponents as a first year team ever has. The tennis team, with practically the entire squad returning, has a much stronger schedule and a record to defend. The golf team is hoping and looking for i mprovement after a less • than • successful season last year. The crew team has begun workouts already and hopes for some possible competition this fall, jE The intramural program must expand with an increased enrollment and be more diverse, Hope* fully,jthe controversy that surrounded the athletic program last spring has ended. One final question enters my mind as I ^ponder the "sports look" at Mercyhurst for this year —does this writer really know • what ahe's talking? about?

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