by Al Belovarac § J f f i |
That, unpredictable .student organization which in the past has vacillated between the reflection of apathy and the source of active involvement is busily reorganizing, collecting its balance and fixing its sights on the goals to be pursued during the upcoming academic year. Jim McAndrew, the new president of the Representative Union of Students is looking forward to his term in office with bubbling enthusiasm and unrestrained optimism. At the present time he has a number of objectives for which he will seek the support of the student body. One of Jim's goals is to seek a ^gradual* equalization of the student faculty voting ratio in the College Senate. In achieving this, he sees the need for students to talk it overiwith faculty memhers, to form what might be called a "student lobby.'' Mc Andrew cautioned! that he would "want the lobby to stop there after we got tit. I wouldn't want students .to go block voting after that, because you're 'developing dangerous - patterns there, and if you do that, the college senate will break down. We've got to be '.very careful doing it.". *MeAndrew is working on a new counsultati ve body which he calls the "open channelled board" vices R. II .S. provides. W/f^mS He t wants ? to '- tighten \- the pf The I source ? of j Mc Andrew's relationship between R.U.S and enthusiasm appears to stem from the committees 3 in the College response Ithe freshmen j have Senate!? in v which fJ. R.U S. made to becoming j involved in representatives sit. He'll demand student w government. ||SHe reports ? on each meeting! and remarked that he's "seen a lot of discuss the questions to be voted apathy since I If started {school on in the College Senate. He wants here. This year's freshmen? class to dig the facts out of the isolated numbers approximately 365, and committees,! to f make 4the justfthe impact of those jpeople representatives more aware of walking in here has turned in a all sides of the matter before the phenomenal response } to j the vote in the Senate. ^^'^S^iS^l R.U.S. organization as a student gfMcAndrew's desire1^ to cogovernment. I think people have ordinate land I centralize *R.U.S. finally realized that the govern- extends throughout all aspects of men t $ has Sgot j to | function the organization. He hopes that throughout the whole campus." If "the way we set up in R.U.S. this I McAndrew^cited the amazing year and the way I hope to coturnout I oi Supperclassmen ordinate it will be like a business. registering to run for class With I a budget* ini excess :of representatives!this!past week. $30,000.00, it is a business.*' $L T| m< Last spring«J several! offices in E The key words in Mc Andrew's MM mMm R.U.S.twere securedlwithoutja administration seem to be strong m&mM vote when only one person chose leadership, organization, and to run. He's convinced the fresh- efficiency.« He exhibits a lot of men class has influenced ?this enthusiasm land {optimism bori?H Immmm startling turn-around in student- dering on the realm of idealism;* interest about R.U.S. On the first If he can maintain these qualities two days of school, at least 25 throughout the coming year in the t Jim McAndrew freshmen came to McAndrew and face of any opposition and responsible to R.U.S., any ex- asked how to get involved in problems ?he may, encounter, penditure over $100.00 must have student government.*He feels this R.U.S. iwilli certainly stride K. I J . S. | review." Jim i sees the shows a lot of promise, and it forward. The vital point is hov\ need to keep track of every penny "may be the answer to the well he can transform his ideas Concerning the Student Union, in the R.U.S.J budget this year question of apathy on campus." |»| into concrete effective results. McAndrew described it/ as because of the increased number The co-ordination of R.U.S. and Nobody can search for the answer "overcrowded*' and "completely of students signifying added its committees is another ob- now, it lies somewhere in the inadequate." Hejj wants the expenses in the needs and ser- jective of McAndrew this "year, coming year.
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which would consist of the College Senate President, Dr. Shane, a represenatative from the Board of Trustees, and himself. With that group, he feels that "there would be no area of the school closed to anybody. The teachers could get to the Trustees." The inclusion of a trustee would provide a missing link which the College Senate now lacks.'All segments of the school would be represented: students, faculty, administration, and trustees. McAndrew also hopes to streamline the present grade appeal system so that the student can present their case directly before the grade review board without being smothered by going through the complicated procedure presently in existence.^ The statement concerning student rights and freedoms will be revised in the course of this administration. "The present document was drawn up when student government was still the old S.G.A.. It's an obsolete document as farjas the;present structure is*concerned, it's imper at i ve that it undergo a serious revision.
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student body to actively push for the.development of a new Union, either Jby working on securing pledges or just offering their help to the trustees and administration in whatever capacity the powersthat-be see fit. t When questioned on his position over Ithe ^management of the College Union, McAndrew stated that "S.A.C. is a sub-committee of R.U.S. Both it and the direction of the Student Union are directly








Media Services Expand
kf Rich Lamb Feature Editor
The primary purpose of a college is the education of its students, the new Media Services Department is aiming straight loiWuVat mark* Under the direction of Frank Bingnear, media services will go beyond the old Audio Visual Aids Department to include all related areas'. According to Mr. Bingnear, "the department will supply all learning situations. And this is not limited only to the classroom.** Rather than simply supplying equipment to* teachers, the students will also be able to participate. Media workshops will be housed on the third.floor of Old Main which will be open to students and faculty for their use and experience. The services are available to the students for presentation inside or outside their classes. Aid and guidance will be given to any student who wishes to use equipment but does not know how. "The student is the constant. The school isi the variable. All actions by the Mediai Services will be educational" This is the philosophy of the department, but it needs participation to succeed. 4 This year we're looking for direction", says Bingnear, "and we're looking to the students for this direction." Although the department is somewhat limited because of a lack of) adequate amounts of equipment, it is still available to as many as can be handled. In deciding what will be done in the future, need Will be the guide. Only by its use this year can the needs of the school be determined for the future. A tremendous opportunity has presented itself to Mercy hurst. As traditional education can often be stymied and boring, the Media Services Department promises excitement, |experience and education. The only thing that can really stop the new department is lack of interest. ^All|who would like to usejthe department or learn more about it are urged to see Frank Bingnear on the third floor of Old 'Main.

C offee House Circuit

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SEPTEMBER 22, 1972

Dario's IDivots


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byf Dario Cipriani Sports Editor
Dave Shimpeno, from Harmarville.Pa., recently assumed his duties in the Mercyhurst community as an instructor, crew coach and intramural director. Dave was born and raised in Harmarville and attended Springdale High School where he lettered in soccer for four years and played J.V. basketball for two years. He furthered his education at the University of Pittsburgh where he was named by the AU-American Selection Committee to the All-East soccer team in 1967. V* i f ; ffijgl $• B '" i m " W& W Mr. Shimpeno is presently teaching a Survival Technique course. This is the type of course that Dave feels is beneficial to the student. He is trying to design courses on a practical basis so that the student can use these courses throughout their everyday lives. An example of this type of course is Recreational Supervision which Dave will teach during the winter and spring terms. From the experience that the student gains through this course, Shimpeno feels that he can place some of them in summer jobs as camp counselors. I W, J 'Dave is presently the head crew coach. However, his strong interest is soccer. Eventually, you'll probably see Mercyhurst competing on an inter-collegiate level in soccer. At the present time, Dave is forming a club soccer program. Practices will be held irregularly for the time being since Dave's main responsibility is to the crew program. § 'Under the direction of Mr, Shimpeno, the strength of the intra mural program should grow. Once again flag-football, basketball and Softball are on the calendar. Football begins Sunday, September 24 and games will be played on the Lou Tullio Athletic field. In speaking with Shimpeno, it seems that he is very enthused about his role in the Mercyhurst organization. I learned that he is extremely impressed with the caliber of both students and faculty at Mercyhurst. Speaking about the athletic program, Dave feels that; a very solid foundation was formed in the beginning and from there our athletic teams have made leaps and bounds. All in all, Dave believes, "the 'Hurst' is the place to be/' which is an indication that he is happy to be aboard, m i

Mercyhurst College is more It would provide a steady flow of each individual average as the interesting in its third year of students. ? It would be good3' schools-'fa the P.A.C. do, rather competitive sports and in ac- socially J for the college. This in than all together. It was also said cordance'with this I fact, I think itself does not seem unreasonable about two years ago that local there are a number of £ things but is not the only way to provide talent would be recruited. What which should be brought J up for a steady flow of students, it is not happened to that? questioning, i i S H m jX* the only way to have a better A public relations campaign at Around two years ago *• when social life. For instance when was this college is economically Mercyhurst| began forming fits the last time a speaker of any sensible. Theoretically, if we athletic program, there were a prominencei spoke on ;Mer- must use the term "scholar number of people \ who were cyhurst's campus? $. There* are athlete", 'academics should be against it. These people said that other aspects of this same type of placed ^jabove* athletics. the trend i today i among some reasoning that prevail at Mer-S Therefore, any public J relations colleges was away from athletics cyhurst. For |instance, why is^' campaign /should place more with more 5 emphasis jj put ion there such a {gap between the emphasis on academics, and at academics. I This J argument of amount given for > athletic the same time spread the name of course is fallacious. To ]be scholarships! and 8the amount the college, fc H $ " * '$*•%*. specific it I is the I fallacy of given for honor scholarships?^ But in the case of the athletic irrelevant conclusion. They took There are some schools that don't public relations * program, sucan irrelevant statement to justify give scholarships.| for athletics cess or failure -is defined; in their stand. Nevertheless, the such I as {Allegheny, fOberlein, athletic terms. To be specific, one people who were in ffavor of Thiel, etc. This is because they administrative source said we athletics appeased those against are in the (P.A.C.) Presidents cannot afield ^non-competitive it by saying that we will tolerate Athletic Conference, which does athletic i teams. .-: Poor t pernothing less than* a scholar not give scholarships for formance would I undermine the athlete. This brings up a number athletics. Instead of athletic effectiveness | of?the campaign. of questions. Namely, what is a scholarships, |they give honor So? no J matter how well scholar athlete? What are the scholarships according to show academically -orientated ?the standards he should follow? j | well you fare academically, m S athletes are they smust first "be What? about the athletic Last year Mercyhurst printed a athletically&competente in;-their program -Mwhy was it im- list of the individual cumulative sport. This seems to be to be a plemented into the school's other averages of the athletes and then gross contradiction of what a activities. They reasoned that it took the average of all of them public relations campaign should would be |an economic and together. Rather than conceptual be 1 doing i in reference J to financial viability for the school. averaging, shouldn't we consider academics and athletics. » B K |


by Gary B u k o w s k i m ^
(First of a Series on the History $15,000. i | | I fgBK I of Mercyhurst) >/ Of all the previous owners, Nf One of the first owners of the 75 *M.B. Lowry probably had the acres that^ Mercyhurst College most interesting history. At the now inhabits was a man by the time, M.B. Lowry, was supposed nanje , of ...David £ Wallace. , The . to be one . of Erie's greatest Wallaces \ were one of Erie's characters. He was an outspoken original frontier families. It was man and fighter, he meant what in the year 1854 that the Wallaces he said at all times, and in all decided to sell their 75 acres. In places. He was a close friend of Abraham Lincoln. How J many people know that Morrow B. Lowry and a friend of his, General Kane, went to Washington and practically kidnapped Lincoln, and had him in the woods near Kane, Pennsylvania, for nearly five days? They wanted the Great Emancipator to get away from his troubles. In fact, M.B. Lowry had a lot to do with Lincoln winning the election in i860. •;• • ; I In Morrow B. Lowry's will he gave his grandchild Annie Lyon Mercy hurst's 75 acres. Annie Gary Bukowski Lyon was the owner until the fact, to be more accurate it was Sisters of Mercy ipurchased fthe on April 1.U854 that the tranland. £ saction was carried out. It* was in the early 1920's that The buyer of the land was Sebastian Rinderle who paid a the Sisters were thinking of grand total of $2,150 for the 75 building a college for women in acres. Rinderle turned the Erie. But first, they had to get Gannon acreage'into a farm which $ he permission from Bishop 1921. and that the Sisters did in eventually sold to a M.B. Lowry Before -; the Sisters^- left on April 1, 1871 for the price of Titusville, a Father Gastor, the founder of Boston College, advised the Sisters to build their proposed college on a hill overlooking the water. So it was that Mother Borgia, Superior of the4 Titusville Motherhouse, accompanied by Sister Collette. Treasurer, and Mother Pierre, assistant; supervisor, came to Krie in search of a site for their perspective institution off learning. W f 5Q I ; !§§ The Sisters began their search by securing the service of Mr. T.O. Anderson, a real estate agent, who was |beginning a million dollar development in (ilenwood Hills. During the year, Mr. Andrews took the Sisters around the city looking for the proper site, but the search was in vain. But then one day, Sister Pierre's cousin took the sisters to the Anne Lynn farm, whose name was now!Ann Cornillier?through marriage. The farm had a beautiful view of the lake and it was on a hilltop. Mother Borgia however was afraid that the site was too far away from the city of Erie. It must be remembered that the city limits ended around 26th Street and the the CorntUicrL f-a was in Mill Creek. Just imagine how the land looked. There were only two buildings on the property at the time of purchase. One of them was the Home Management House which still stands today and a barn which was situated in the area where today's ?main entrance Uo the Administration Building is located. And all the surrounding areai were barren fields. | Nevertheless, the more the sisters looked at the site, the more it enchanted them. The sisters bought the land and the deed was signed on September 30, 1922, at ll:47?a.m. Another problem had come up, the Sisters had only $65,000.00, and! Sister Borgia was trying^ to decide whether she should spend all the money on the land or save some for the building. The Sisters, with : an eye for the future ^finally decided to buy all 75 acres for the total price of $51,000.00. The big step had been taken— The Sisters of Mercy! had the land, now they needed a college.

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by Marlene Smith
The Women's Varsity Athletic Association of Mercyhurst College announces its second season of intercollegiate volleyball compeitition, with a tentative thirteen match to begin in mid-October. So far, they've had twenty-three interested girls sign up for the rigorous, universal same;.; five of which are advanced players from last year, including Alexis Walker, Mary Jo Calhoun, Andra Johnson, .Barb Luttrell and LeVerne Dabney. £ The girls ended a fine first-year season with a 7-6 record against their opponents from Westminster, Thiel, * Edinboro, Allegheny, Behrend, Villa and the Erie Y women's team who they will again \lace this season, in addition perhaps to Clarion State. The' matches are played in the Mercyhurst College "mushroom cellar" also sometimes referred to as our gym! I ' Anyone having viewed J the women's Olympic competition a :ew weeks ago should be aware of the stiff practice sessions which make the sport both skillful ^and exciting. The Lakerettes practice drills run about two hours a day, concentrating^ primarily on serving, blocking, setting, digging and; spiking with only fifteen minutes set aside for actual practice play. ip IjMercvnurst plays according to D.G.W.S. Rules (Division of Girls «ind%omen*s Sports). The basic offensive strategy is designed to set the ball up and spike it over the net. while the basic defensive attempt is to block the spike or establish their own attack. The match consists of three games. The team winning two out of the three games is declared the winner. The game is played until eight minutes of actual playing time is concluded, or when one team has scored fifteen points, whichever occurs first. In either case the winning team must lead by two points before play is concluded. Actual playing time begins at the time the ball is put into play at each service, and the time clock is stopped each time the ball is dead after each play. Miss |Janet Price, j Coach, seemed quite optimistic for the season to come, "if the success of the volleyball team can be determined by the interest the girls have shown in -volleyball, well have a great season.''

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