The voting patterns of members of < the Mercyhurst College community in the upcoming November 2 Presidential elections will conform

with those of the nation as a whole, according to an on-campus survey* ;conducted by The Merciad. | On Tuesday, October 18, 100 members of the Mercy hurst community were polled for their responses to three questions: —Are you registered to vote? —If so, under what party affiliation? —Which candidate would * you vote if or if the ^Presidential

election was held today? I The results showed that a slightly greater, percentage of Mercyhurst voters will take part in the election than the predicted national average. And that frontrunning Democratic candidate Jimmy Carter, despite lingering reservations among many voters, is favored' over Republican President Gerald Ford by a wider margin than in the nation at large. A total of 67 of the 100 Mercyhurst people who took part in the survey said they had registered to vote. "i Twenty of those who said they

By Chris Van Waganen had registered, a substantial 30 per cent of the total, also firmly indicated that they would not vote in the Presidential election. But, again, that number should be lower than the national average. Only halfcof the country's registered voters are expected to go to the polls on Nov. 2. Mercyhurst's .registered Democrats far < outnumbered their Republican! counterparts with a 54-10 margin in Tuesday's survey. Three voters said they were registered independents. The on-campus Democratic majority carried.over to make

Carter a 2-to-l favorite over Ford. The actual vote count was 26-13. B Five voters expressed a preference , for independent candidate Eugene McCarthy, two favored American Independent Party candidate Lester Maddox and one favored .California Governor Jerry Browa Twenty voters had not made up theim-minds at the time of the survey and a majority were not firmly committed to any candidate. J 1 ^ $ The reason given most often among students was .that they

were not sure of the candidates* positions on several frequently mentioned issues. Among them were the legalization of marijuana, military -arms sales to Israel and;other nations, and amnesty for draft evaders. Several uncommitted voters "leaning toward Carter said they would wait to see the last of the televised Presidential debates before making a choice. One female who is registered but will not vote expressed the the opinion that Carter "evades the issues," but that "vote for Ford is a vote for Nixoa"

VOLUME 49, NO. 5


OCTOBER 22,1976

^Mercyhurst College played a well-received and, some ffelt, long-overdue debut role in statelevel campaign politics last Wednesday evening, October*13. The: College hosted three 49th district state senatorial candidates in an hour-long debate sponsored by the political science department and radio station WMDI-FM. I ?P^ A Zurn recital hall audience later estimated at 90 witnessed lhe first such senatorial debate to be held at Mercyhurst and heard incumbent Democrat Dr .-Quentin Orlando defend his record against challengers James Ketcham, Republican, and Alan Hart, independent. * WMDI \ broadcast the debate the following night. WMDL Programming Director Bill Welch and Dr.. David Bethune, associate professor of political science, brought the debate to Mercyhurst. _ On ' Wednesday night, * Dr. Bethune, from his vantage point as moderator of the debate, ^ liked the results. * " "This should become a habit around here," Bethune Hold The Mercaid. "I felt the candidates answered the questions directly in most cases, and the .audience

By Gary Wesman got a lively discussion. "I hope it becomes policy at Mercyhurst," he added, "to take some initiative in acquainting the public with the* candidates and issues \ in state and f local elections." % I t i History professor Dr.* William Garvey and senior- political science major Cyntnia Belczyk, both of Mercyhurst, joined Erie Morning News Managing Editor Len Kholos on the three-member panel which questioned the candidates. |§* | Jj The panel probed a variety of local, state and national topics: PresqueHsle* Beach and 1-90, education and unemployment, taxes and abortion, | marijuana and drinking laws. No| issue divided the candidates' positions more sharply, however, than did the night's leadoff question. M « It concerned recent salary and pension increases amounting to $1300 per year awarded to state employees by the Commonwealth Compensation Commission. The state assembly ^indirectly accepted the hikes by adjourning the legislative session without voting on the matter. *

Ketcham, who throughout the debate attacked Orlando's record as relentlessly as the incumbent defended it, said Orlando was among those who voted for adjournment, iflf elected, Ketcham said, he would not accept a salary hike i"until pensions reformf is accomplished." -1 Hart, however, said he would not accept^ a raise under any circumstances, if elected, but would instead donate the amount to charity. | Sea Orlando now says he will support a motion to return to legislative session to vote on the pay hike proposal. | A brief summary of the candidates' positions on other issues: Marijuana laws—Hart favors decriminalization for1 possession, opposes legalization , Ketcham and Orlando favor stiffer penalities for dealers, lighter penalities for possession, but oppose decriminalization. Legal drinking age—Hart and Ketcham favor it being lowered J to 18, Orlando 19. j Abortion—Ketcham and Orlando oppose abortion on demand; Hart says that because of the Supreme Court's ruling, "it's*not an issue in a state campaign."


31 BALLET IN SILHOUETTE—Framed against a stark backdrop, two Mercyhurst dancers perform a portion of their Polovetsian Dances routine during Friday's opera-ballet. A review of the program appears on page two of this issue. f.

Candidates Unanimous On Aid IFor Education!
Not surprisingly, all three 49th District state senatorial candidates came out ^strongly in favor of aid to higher education during last Wednesday's oncampus debate. The MercyhurstJ political science; department was particularly interested in pinpointing the candidates' positions on the Institutional I Assistance Grants (IAG) program." $ IAG was created in 1974 to provide for private colleges and universities up to $400 for each student receiving a State Tuition Grant, f f *j5 'The state legislature set the IAG budget at $12,000 in 1974 and kept it there in each of the next two years. The ^number of students receiving IAG grants has risen steadily in that time, however, andthfe^year the perstudent" allocation dropped to $315. 'Wisv Panelist Cynthia Belczyk asked the candidates if they would vote to continue IAG m the £ next legislative session, and if they would support a provision to increase its funding. Independent candidate Alan Hart said he would do both, and endorsed! the Commonwealth Education BUI in the process. Democratic incumbent Dr. Quentin Orlando, a member of the Senate Education Committee, recited his past record^ £ "ifhave endorsed, supported ancTvoted for every\ supplementary bill for private ana public schools," Orlando said. "Not only for secondary, but also primary

education." > Republican James Ketcham endorsed a commonwealth college bill and promised to work for "an improved structure in the college system." " <4 Considering the setting of" the debate, SKetcham may have provided the most realistic j, observation of the evening when he said, "It is not likely that there will be a great deal of difference tonight in our positions on this issue." - ^

Dean's List Fete Planned!


THE INCUMBENT.jTHE REPUBLICAN, THE INDEPENDENT—Pictured leftjto right during Wednesday's senatorial campaign debate are Democratic;State Senator Dr. Quentin Orlando, Republican James Ketcham,and Independent candidate Alan Hart. Photos by James Lee

The annual Dean's List Dinner, honoring Mercyhurst College students who achieved a gradepoint average*: of 3.5 or better during the 1975-76 academic year, will *be held Tuesday, October 26, in the banquet room of the Holiday Inn South. *£c The event is open, free of charge, to all members of the Mercyhurst * community, but reservations should be) made in advance. Edward Gallagher, associate professor of education at Mercyhurst, will be the guest speaker. Gallagher's address will follow a buffet-styie dinner scheduled for 7 p.m. An open-bar social period will begin at 6:30. Proof of age will be required of all students. The Holiday Inn South is located at the intersection of 1-90 and 97, south of the State S t exit.

Letter To Students

M.S.G. Secretary Resigns Elections To Be Held
der my pressure." This oblique suggestion is not j true.^ f " i i W The following question was asked in paragraph three: "After all, wasn't the money from the Student Activities fee the students' money in the (Editor's Note—Student Services Director first place, and to be spent as the government N f William Kennedy: is responding to the saw fit?" anonymous letter-to-the-editor titled "Silent The answer is no. j Last year's government Majority Speaks Out," which appeared in the Oc- spent tMs year's money—$6,022.00 of it, to?be -' • ? * [? tober 15 issue of The Merciad.) I also must raise the question that if the needs Dear Anonymous: and desires of the student body demanded a As long as you choose to hide under the rock of majorj concert, why did fewer than 100 Meranonymity, the only vehicle to speak to you is a cyhurst students attend? Wei entertained 700 Anyone wishing to run for the office of the letter to the editor. If you choose to crawl from paying members of the Erie community but got secretary of Student Government should contact under your hiding place, I am open to discuss little student support.^ i' any Student Government officer by Tuesday, Octhe issues in more detail. The next two paragraphs deal with Jan Gatti. tober 26. | T] There are many faulty assumptions, Jan Gatti is the most qualified and professionally Campaigning will begin Wednesday, October misstatements and half-truths populating your competent union director we have had. To deal 27 and elections will be held Tuesday, November letter. I will organize my clarifications in the or- with the biased and inaccurate and uninformed i. ir der of the paragraphs of the original letter. If you comments made by an anonymous writer would wish to defend someone, however, you should at give them more credence than they deserve. But least spell his name correctly. It is SIROTNAK, I must correct one false statement contained in { notSIROTAK. $ j > * * I p the letter. You say Jan Gatti is responsible for Staff Editorial f In the first paragraph, you state that you have only 200 people attending the recent Buoys conwaited two months before speaking. School cert. Jan did not schedule the!Buoys; she began September 14. Any article appearing in inherited the concert and the results of a major the October 15 issue of The Merciad had to be concert that lost in excess of $7,000. written,on or before October 12. Twenty-nine For you to pretend to serve the interests of On Friday, October 15,1 experienced my first days is only one month, not two. Mercyhurst students and then to pontificate with encounter with ballet at the "Opera Ballet." At You claim to speak for the* "silent majority." an obvious bias about people and topics you first I was skeptical about-going but I finally The last two individuals who purported to speak either know little about or have chosen to distort, decided to give it a chance. To say the least, I for the silent majority were RichardiNixon and is not a commendable act. was overwhelmingly pleased with the per1 I ! Spiro Agnew. How lean anyone speak Ifor the Either present the facts or follow your own formance/ silent majority * when by definition fthey have suggestion, and resign. S? I j M I I It's a shame that others have biased attitudes never told anyone what they think? p Isigned, ?W f towards the fine art of ballet, firmly enYou also say, "A topic has been pushed under E.W. Kennedy f courage the dance department to have more perthe carpet in Mr. Kennedy's office." There is a formances throughout the years to come. wrinkle in the carpet, near the radiator. I looked Letter To Editor Madame Belova has my sincere congratulations there, but I couldn't find a topicjl couldn't even on the fine performance given by the dance comfind an issue. | pany. I j£ 1 \ f I f In the second paragraph you observe, "the The aesthetic value of {ballet is one-that is whole Mercyhurst Community" is aware of the To the Editor: presently above my creative comprehension. To I | change in personnel in the Student Union and We question the logic behind the granting of a appreciate it fully, one must take a hard look why it was done. Since "the whole Mercyhurst Monday "holiday" for which we must com- within the ~rt itself and form self interpretations Community" is aware of both the change and the pensate on Wednesday. ! .. p of not onl; its values but of its deeper overall reason, what is causing my carpet to wrinkle? The Education majors in particular suffer the meaning. Whatever it is, I wish whoever put it there would confusion of being in two places at once: 1) com- The Mercyhurst community) needs more exremove it. * \ | - \ | pensatory Wednesday classes and 2) Wednesday posure to the fine arts, such as ballet. Ballet is a | Also noted in paragraph two is that "the Mer- practicum assignments. Not only the Education high form of creativity which i|> viewed by many cyhurst Student Government, which represents majors, but those students who work, must people at many different levels of interpretation. the whole student body, voted in favor of the con- rearrange their schedule which inconveniences It's time for the college community to wake up cert and thereby went! against Mr. Kennedy's the employer. In short, the "holiday" does not and take hold of the fine arts, for their chances of wishes." exposure later on in life will more than likely-be exist. In fact, it ^interferes with carefully The contract offer was made March 11, 1976. budgeted schedules. limited. The contract was signed March 16. The first We feel there are two possible solutions to this For the fine arts overall I would have to say report of the concert signing to RUS was made dilemma: 1) When granting a Monday ^holiday, that students are very ignorant to what lies on March 24. RUS voted to fund the concert three suspend Wednesday? classes in the normal before them. We fail to realize that the creative weeks later, on April 21. This vote was taken at fashion. 2) Forget the Monday "holiday" and arts are a gate to our cultural enrichment. the suggestion of Mr. Sternlieb and i me so that stick to the schedule. Through this process of exposure to ballet, sculpJ ; bills associated with the concert could be paid. ting, painting, etc., a student may not only find a Thank you for your time and consideration.^ (Ed. Note—Documentation of dates was in- Holly Chiappazzi high sense of cultural enlightenment but also encluded with the letter.) joyment. KathyCordaro It would be appropriate at this point fto The most interesting attribute of art is that Deborah Jan is distinguish between advice and wishes. My ad- Susan Rusnak each individual can form! his or her own invice to the government was not to have a concert terpretation of what has been viewed. Art takes in the spring. My reason was that most concerts Letter To Students us from a world of systematic computerization lose money. If the Harry Chapin concert lost where it seems there is never enough time for money, next year's government would be enanything. Art is like a mountain in that, when cumbered. Once my advice was ignored, my we're at the bottom we see only?what directly wishes were for the concert to be a success J surrounds us. YeUwhenfone is at the top of that My advice was accurate; my wishes were sim- I am writing to you in hope that you may be mountain, his perception, his whole outlook on able to place my name and address in your things, is broadened greatly. I I ply wishes. | j k , The tone of the second paragraph! suggests school newspaper. I am presently serving a 12 The Mercyhurst dance department and the there was an adversary relationship between the year sentence forfbank robbery in the Federal creative arts division should be encouraged by government and me. I was elected its advisor prison in Lewisburg and I am interested in the college community to continue their fine outand so was Mr. Sternlieb. We both advised again- corresponding to anyone wishing to do so on a puts of creative talent, for it is through art that st holding a major concert in the spring. I pouted person to person level. I thank you in advance for man's horizons are forever growing. the help you may offer me. only for a week or two after my advice was Oncef again my congratulations to Madame Sincerely, \ ignored. I was under the impression that I was Belova and the Mercyhurst Dance Company for I Vic Zigmund 39395 helping the government and the student body as further broadening my own horizons. Box 1000 l a whole. Anonymous' tone hints that I had a perChris Van Wagenen Lewisburg, Pa. 17837 sonal interest that caused people to "crumble un Merciad Staff

I n Reply

Response To Letter!

This summer I had the opportunity to give nuch thought and consideration to my future at Mercyhurst and the work that will be required of tie to successfully complete the nursing program. k After finishing my freshman year, I realized that I must devote all my efforts to the accomplishment of this goal. Because of: this itfis with much regret that I find it necessary to resign from the office of secretary of the Student Government. I was extremely honored to. be elected to this position and wish to take this' opportunity to thank all of my friends at Mercyhurst who placed their confidence in me. Sincerely, | Mary Beth Ward

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'Holiday' Causes Confusion

Convict Correspondence

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Carrie Koos I feel activities are geared to rtiers. Activities should also geared to non-partiers and the spiritual aspect of life.

Fr. Goy Patrick The college community should have more wholesome activities for everyone from the President to the Freshmen such as a square dance : or more celebrations. * : Amy Fitzgerald There should be more concerts i like Harry Chapin and more informal dances. Also, activities| should be more publicized. 1§p

Eileen Baugh I There should be I more political and academic speakers. It is really sad that there hasn't been much on the Presidential .campaigns.

Craig Firment More live entertainment such as concerts. Also, more lectures, guest: speakers, .and informal things in the union.


PERMANENT PART-TIME JOB six permanent part-time positions OPPORTUNITIES they have to offer in Erie area department stores. -| Mr. White, a representative of A person would be expected to Hoover Vacuum Company, will work from 10-20 hours per week; be on the Mercyhurst campus, the hours would beflexible.The Wednesday, October 27, between salary ranges from $3.00 to $4.00 1 and 2 p.m. in the Career per hour. * | \ Planning and Placement Center If J interested, contact Mrs. Main 204. to talk to students about Hawes, Main 204. *& O
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Seniors interested in signing up for the Ernst & Ewjst* recruiter, be sure that your Placement File is complete and your resume is handed in to the Placement Office before November 2, \W$Mm* M THE "NEWSPAPER! FUND SCHOLARSHIP-INTERNSHIP COMPETITION! » : fe f The Newspaper Fund will again conduct an Internshipl Scholarship competition ior newspaper jobs next summer.?All interested : juniors and seniors may apply.

These internships provide:! help in finding newspaper work; preinternship 1? training in copy editing; J salaries, paid by newspapers; and scholarships for those completing internships. § S I All *applications must be received by December l, 1976. The Newspaper Fund will begin reviewing applications | on November 1, 1976.| For lapplications I and I further I information, stop by the Career Planning and Placement Center.

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Slavic I Ethnic Workshop
The first Slavic Ethnic Studies Workshop organized through the combined efforts of > the University of g Pittsburgh's Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures and the Slavic Advisory Council.will take place on Thursday, November 4, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 -p.m. in the University's Graduate School of Public Health Auditorium (Fifth Avenue ,. and DeSoto ? Street, Oakland Campus), b Jf | A series of {panels, Flectures, films, displays, |and student discussions aiy planned for this all day affair. The ultimate purpose of the Workshop is to bridge the gap between the University and the Community by establishing a working relationship between high schools, colleges jand universities in the creation and continuation of programs concerned with the teaching of Slavic languages and culture. The workshop is open to all interested high school and college teachers, administrators and students asIwell las!thefcommunity at large.a[ 1 | | Plan to spend an exciting and stimulating day at the University of Pittsburgh's first Slavic Ethnic Studies Workshop.! For more information, call the Department of Slavic Languages ana Literatures, University of Pittsburgh: 624-5906. 'J f

mat' ^x? «§§ by Dan Theveny and Mike Phillips It's amazing what we had to do f article was. We still didn't acto get some reaction out of: our complish what wo wanted to. student body i and lour adWe wanted u the students to v ministration. | 1 :rbecome so concerned with some First of all we owe an apology of the issues we presented that to Dean Trimble. The article of coming Merciads would" be October 15, read as if he was to flooded with commenting articles blame for *jthe -disappointing on the student or rather, athletic j outlook on our student center. i center. There's another correction due, \ The administration knows we have been informed that it is | where they're coming from and no longer a student center but an£ every time they want you to know athletic center. Despite what our n it, they put it in The Merciad. 1 girlfriends tell us we are human •*s§ Why is It though, when the and do {earn from our errors. | students know where they are I think this article was a fj coming from, the) don't bother to product of much understanding | have it. printed. £1 I W and misconceptioa If we had not I This was the whole point of our seen the The Merclad last year, S last article. No matter how bent fantastic plans ? and j had the i or out of shape the factual inStudent Center not been given | formation of the article was, it Wmrf$M& £ PHOTO BY BOB RONKSLEY such a fantastic build-up by the i was still an expression!of the Tammy Roche) Rederowicz administration, we wouldn't have ,| perspective of at least two (Fiona MacLaren) rehearses for been so disappointed-s in it andi students on campus and several the M upcoming*&j.musical therefore wouldn't have come 3 more that agreed 1 1 I 1 * " Brigadoon.' • W$ WmtfeH ^A down on it so hard. We had to J Students, students feelings, completely} rip apart a project ^ student perspective, or' just from the top girder to toe port-s- student reaction, but anyway you able toilets on the site,toget a look at it the key word is student. Mercyhurst has been approved reaction on campus. \ '& And if there is one thing on this to J conduct I an iimmunization We were disappointed to say? campus that all can agree on is center as part of the 1976 in- the least, to think we had to be i that The Merclad is a student : fluenza program. •• ; * * ^|y chewed out by Dean Tr mble and | newspaper. Let's not forget that, Dr. Cohen, staff physician of listen to how incorrect our \ last % huh? # :'£ #• the Health Center, was contacted JJIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIMM.MlMlllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllli; by the Department of | Health concerning this Swine flu vaccine. The students will be notified where and when these shots will be available. It is advised that everyone over 18 be inoculated. The amount of vaccine a Ho ted to Mercyhurst has not of yet been Specializing In I t a l i a n Poods determined by the Department of Health. Meanwhile, the annual flu shot r | | p 262 W. 8th Phone 454-9403 j M is available in the Health Center throughout October. This shot protects from Victorian and Hong |i : BaMyvet ROOM NOW Opon 1 111 1 1 Kong flu£ 1 •*: i

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Lunch: Scrambled eggs, Chili and grilled cheese sandwich. Dinner: Steak, Shrimp, Whopper. Brunch: Waffles, Eggs, Frizzled Ham V Dinner: Oven Baked Chicken, Veal Parmagian, Omlet


Sundoy, October 24

Evening Liturgy Speaker
On Saturday, October 23,* Mr. Walter Brewer, representing Erie Independence House, will be the guest speaker at *Fr. Guy Pa trick's Evening Liturgy. | Erie Independence House is a Tax exempt organization which was founded to meet the needs of mentally alert but severely physically handicapped young adults in the Erie area. 'Mr. Brewer will be heretoexplain the concept and structure of the organization and ho try to gain financial and volunteer support.


OCTOBER 22,1976


Monday, October 25 Tuesday, October 26

Friday, October 22 |

Lunch: Sloppy Joe, Scalloped ham and potato casserole. Dinner: Roast Beef, Batter fried fish, Italian Sausage. Lunch: Hot turkey sandwich, Spanish Macaroni. Dinner: Baked meatloaf, Corned beef and cabbage, Hamburgers.


Wednesday, October 27

Mercyhurst College Concert Choir - Operas Kurt Weill's "Down in the Valley", Mennotti's Thursday, October 28 "The Telephone" 8 p.m. Zum Recital Hall -- Lunch: Bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich, Surf Cake. Dinner: "Halloween special buffet". Tickets $3.00. f

Lunch: Bar-b-que Ham Sandwich, Beef Biscuit Roll. Dinner: Southern fried chicken, Beef stroganoff, Denver Sandwich.

Sunday, October 24
Operas- "Down in the Valley" and "The | Canned FOOfl DllYB

The Campus Ministry will be Telephone" 8:00 p.m. Zum Recital Hall - collecting canned food for the s Tickets $3.00. poor on November 7,8 and 9. Fr. Guy Patrick asks that students Anyone interested Should atI Tuesday, October 261 volunteer to collect from door to tend the Mass, which will begin at door on any of these days. 7:00 p.m. in the Faculty Lounge. Intra Arts Happening f\ 2:00 It's a great study in human nature'*, he said, in reference to the various personalities one encounters in a door to door camv> I Sexism in the Erie Public paign, f Attention seniors: Senior pictures must be turned in no Schools will be the topic when the letter ttyan November 14th to Regina Scura, Sesler Apt student PSEA meets Wednesday, All of the collected food goes to 322. It should be a 5x7 or 8x10 black and white glossy October 27, in the Faculty Lounge needy families in the Erie aea in a n | effort tofymake their print Please include your name, as you wish it to ap- from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. | Thanksgiving more pleasant. pear in the yearbook, and your major. Do not write on ^Featured speakers will be Donthe back of the photo or staple anything to it. na Rutherford, reading specialist in the Erie schools,|Donna LomYearbooks may be ordered until November 1st The bard, elementary school teacher CAMPUS MINISTRY price is $10.00. I in Erie, and Ruby Williams, PRESENTS schoolcrossing guard in the city. A VARIETY SHOW All these women will tell of how they have been discriminated November 91 against as women. Election of PSEA officers will Admission will be one! of food for the food drive. also take place at this time.

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Dinner Theatre Presents
The Italian Feast will be the Dinner-Theater presentation performed sometime in December, says DivDavid Pines, director of the business division.; The audience and the cast will take part in an actual Italian Feast during a scene in the play. The feust will be planned and prepared by the HotelHestaurant Management
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Intercession 1976
Contemporary British Culture Interdisciplinary"Course* with Edward L. Gallagher

Free help with writing problems

Interdisciplinary credit will be offered for student^pai tlcipation in this intercession activity.


Interested students} must sign up no later than Friday, October 29. $ Enrollment is open to everyone. Cost will be approximate^ $600 pi us tuition. The course will be graded as pass/fail. * After a week of classes on campus, the group will travel to London, England, for a two week study tour of contemporary British culture. This interdisciplinary course will attempt to examine the social and cultural history of England with emphasis on the contemporary scene.. Visits/seminarsi on British education, a r t theatreJmusic and politics will be conducted. Special costs: Approximately $600 which includes all airfare from/to Erie; vhotel accommodations with private bath; all breakfasts; six theatre tickets; some sightseeing and some evening meals. ;-§s ^Interested persons contact Mr. Gallagher in 302 Main or Extension 236- or call at home evenings (664-2552) Seven student? are needed for the trip to take place. f "

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[Study Skills Lab
New Hours effective Tuesday, October • Monday, Tuesday a l ± 2 1 0 Main f | § | ' |R ! All students with specific study problems are welcome. It is not necessary to be aipart of the PACE program. *M W I | ffe i Your're Welcome # Betty! I

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Wondering how to sell books you no longer need.. Looking for a ride, or a rider.. £ Want to relay a personal message.. • ift> ' If you have items to sell, a message, looking for rides or used articles, (such as bikes, stereos, furniture, etc.), the MEECIAD can help you. Starting in our next issue, we will run a classified section. Here is your chance to advertise cheaply and reach a great number of people. |' The prospects of this sendee are limitless! J % \. Standard rates are 5 cents a word or 75 cents for four lines. \ | Classifieds must be placed the Tuesday before publication of the paper. I j it. ' If you wish to place a classified ad; fill out the form below and drop it in the box at the informationfclesk. For further information see Eileen Baugh,: Room 29, Egan. or call 868-9369. Name ..**.<;.. • Address: .,.
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CALL Melissa McMurray 666-0369 or attend an organizational meeting Thursdays!in the MERCIAD office, 1 3:30 p.m. 304 OldMain.

OCTOBER 22,1976



Celebrity Performance
The Dance Department is planning a winter production with guest artists Edward ViUella and AUegra Kent. They are both principal American dancers of the New York City Ballet. Mr. ViUella has impressed audiences and critics the world over, on tour with the New York City Ballet in the? Far East, Europe, and the Soviet Union, and in guest appearances with other companies. -; % *He has been described as an extremely brilliant dancer and is also acknowledged as a champion in boxing. Ms. Kent has been distinguished fas a prestigious ballerina jthroughout the world. The performance will involve Ras dejdeux from the ballets Apollo j choreographed by Georges Balanchine, director of the^New York City Ballet, and Afternoon of a Faun by Jerome Bobbins. "This will be an excellent performance. It is the first time a big ballet star has appeared in Erie," states Mr. t Mouhedin, director of the dance department. The production will involve the most advanced dance majors in the department. Mr. Mouhedin may also perform, making this his first and last ballet performance in Erie. He has decided to end his professional ballet career in order to concentrate on his teaching. The performance will be held at Strong Vincent on December 11 and 12.

Free Tutoring To Students
Free tutoring services are available to Mercyhurst students needing assistance in any area of study offered at \ the college. Tutoring services focus on theory, as opposed to practical experience courses. The organizer of the program is Karen Gilmore Jones. Bis. Jones is the coordinator of the Skills Bank, a component of the Pennsylvania Academic Enrichment (PACE) program. To request a tutor, contact Ms. Jones, whose office is in Old Main, 211. Appointments are not necessary but may be requested. Tutors are available every week day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Miriam Mashank, O.S.B., director of Counseling Services, said that approximately 15 students are now employed as tutors. More will be acquired if needed. < | * The tutors were selected from names of students recommended by department and, division chairmen. Those recommended were then interviewed by • Ms. Jones. I | Both Ms. Mashank and Tyrone Moore, assistant director of PACE program, stresses the fact that tutors must be in excellent academic standing and must be able to relate to their peers and establish a good rapport with them. Moore emphasized that the tutorial services are not willing to cooperate with the tutor. ,4 The student has certain said. H 3 Ms. Mashank added that the tutoring service is meant only to support and complement regular classroom work during difficult periods. It should not assume the responsibilities ? of actual teaching. * ''The service is provided as a means of reinforcing ideas and concepts that the instructor covers in the course," Ms. Mashank said. "It is unrealistic for a professor to assume that a tutor would carry a student for 10 weeks.*'
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Pictured are Tammy Roche Federowicz (Fionia MacLaren), and David Held (Tommy Albright), rehearsing "Heather on the Hill."

Moon Samples Coming Exhibit
Preparations are being made by the.' Earth Space Science Department for they will receive 12 moon samples of the Apollo moon flight from NASA in the month of January, These moon rocks will be used by both astronomy and geology students. The geology students will be able to investigate!the mineral, content, whereas the astronomy students will be able to investigate something that they have only been able to see through a telescope. | s$ According to Sr. M. Matthew Baltus, professor of Space Science, one reason Mercyburst has been picked to receive these rare samples is because the department has the proper equipment, a 5 xlx polarized microscope received from a grant, that | would allow the students to examine these rocks correctly. I I These valuable rocks will be available to the general public at certain times, m

Theatre Department t Presents'Brigadoon
The Mercy hurst Little Theatre had its opening 23 years ago. Its first performance was 'the melodramatic musical comedy, "Brigadoon".] - in commemoration of the 50th anniversary year, the Theatre Department at Mercyhurst, has once again ^selected to do "Brigadooa" . >; k The* show will be presented November 5,8,11,12, and 13 at 8:00 p.m. in Uhe ..Little Theatre. A matinee showing will be! held November 7 at 2:30 p.m. | Reservations can be made bv calling 864-0681 extention 271. "Brigadoon" is about an enchanted town in Scotland, that is brought to life once every 100 years. One day two hunters from New York happen upon the town, leading to romance between Tommy Albright, a hunter , and Fiona MacLaren, a girl from the

International Study
The Intercultural Studies Department has i joined j with numerous faculty members in developing an International Studies Program: Toward Understanding Cross-Cultural Issues in Preparation for the Future. ™ The object of this program is to increase the student's awareness of world cultures and global interdependence. Six courses have been proposed to be incorporated? into the curriculum 'tor the academic year 1977-78. These courses are based on the issues outlined for the international; .studies program.! Marilyn Jewell, Director of Intercultural Studies, took the program draft to the Office of Education in Washington, D.C. for recommendation for federal assistance. The final draft will be submitted November 1, 1976. fl

The Learning Resource Center would like to remind Mercyhurst students off the wide selection of newspapers available to them in the basement! of the building. ^ This array includes the Erie Morning News and the Erie Daily Times along with the influential New York Times and Washington Aside from these general newpapers the L.R.C.^also has many special | | . interest newspapers including religious papers such as the Lake Shore Visitor, a paper released by the diocese of Erie, the Wanderer, a national Catholic weekly, and the National Catholic Reporter.^ Business and financial news can be found in the Wall \ Street Journal Barron's, a national business paper and the business influenced National Observer. Other special interest papers include the Christian Science Monitor, a paper which covers a wide variety of news, Le Figaro,




a French newspaper. Gramma, a paper released by the Communist Party of Cuba, and the Congressional Record, which records proceedings of Congress. Of course, issues of the Merciad can also be found here. Many current and back issues of all newspapers! can be found downstairs at the L.R.C. 1 Also early copies of both Erie papers, dating back] asi far as 1880, and issues of the New York Times, as far b$ck as 1902, can be found on microfilm. The microfilm files are on the first floor at the main desk. Viewing rooms are also located on the first floor. Just ask the librarian for more| information concerning the microfilm. She will find what you are looking for and help you all she. can, m These newspapers are kept and subscribed to for the benefit of all 'Hurst students. All sti ients are urged to take advantage of this opportunity. |&S& 1 X $ 9 B

I Science Workshops I
The Science Department of Mercyhurst College will be holding the Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Sciences for area junior and senior high schools. On October.31 the senior high students will| attend the workshops while on November 7 the junior high students will be offered the program, t 7 Dr. Wolfgang Christian is head of the program which will include workshops for experimentation and lectures. i | ^ * * . The students can select from four of seven workshops offered. These workshops cover the fields of chemistry, physics, math, geology, biology, environmental studies, and astronomy. | | The purpose of this program, says Dr. Christian is "to teach kids a little bit about science*'. At the same time it will let the students know j that Mercyhurst has a good science department to offer. Ll#Sfr B K I B ^ 3 m B

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OCTOBER 22,1976

The Mercyhurst baseball team ended their fall campaign by gaining a split at the University of Buffalo, winning big 14-3 then losing 3-2 in the second 5 game, which was called due to darkness. The Split brought the Lakers record to 4 and 8 on the season. | The Lakers pounded out 12 hits against the Bulls in the opening contest behind freshman pitcher, Craig | Nicholson, who went the distance to pick up his second • win* | i M l ^ & * Nicholson walked seven batters, although he scattered them around f well, §plus he struckout four. %• f * I | Offensively for Mercyhurst, Ron Coleman was a big hitter in the first game at Buffalo. * Coleman, very seldom used, came through as the designated hitter ~by collecting three tiits, including a double to left center with the bases loadedyand!!five runs batted in. .S * Freshmen Dave Engler and Rick Shaheen both had two hits apiece including a triple by Engler. Ken White, Frank Trigilio, Jim DiTullio, Kevin Carter, and Terry Kelly all had one base hit apiece

Cook also said that he has plans to work more with the freshmen pitchers and catchers during the winter to straighten a few things out in the game. K The Lakers also committed far too many errors according to Cook, 28 in 12 games which will be practiced on hard to correct foi the Spring., In some of the individual categories, Bo Henning led the team in hitting with a .379 mark although he did miss the last four* games. * White led with 13 hits and seven stolen bases and was second in avefage with a .361 mark, despite a pulled leg muscle in the middle of the season. :J Cook led the Lakers with 11 — PHOTO BY BOB RONKSLEY runs scored while also leading in Tommy Barringer lets one fly. Barringer ended the fall season with runs batted in with eight and a 1-2 record. triples with two. \ Nicholson was the only pitcher to have a winning record, which was 2-1.) Tom Barringer's record was 1-2 as he pitched in twenty-three and two-thirds innings, gaining ; 20 strikeouts and'yielding only on earned run. 1 Ray I Olszewski suffered through a hard fall, not winning a Tennis coaches Robert Strum concerning the N.A.I.A. ratings. game and injuring his arm bad and Chuch Dailey are keeping a He mentioned that it will be enough for treatment watchful eye over their troops hard to even *the district title during this fall and hope to spend since Edinboro should [ be very the time finding out and stern competition. strengthening weaknesses. However Sturm predicted, "If The Mercyhurst hockey team three or four of them (Players) opened their season last Thurs"We are teaching winning develop to be 30 per cent better by day at the Glenwood Ice Arena tennis, trying to have a strategy March, we will repeat as National with a win as?they beat Supei on every shot," said Strum. "We Champions. • Sport M. I want our players to develop." 5; . . . Laker netters Bill Bond* During Intersession the players The team is comprised of 14 and Birmingham The Mercyhurst 1 Laker soccer 'Hurst ahead again with his are free to play in tournaments on swept Richard four opponents players of, which only a few are through their own. They will be looked at team concludes its initial season second goal of the afternoon. Mercyhurst students. again Jin the winter jas they including former Mercyhurst star this Saturday!, at Youngstown At the end of the first period, prepare for the spring season and Martin Sturgess and Westwood Terry Sullivan, John "Smiley" State at 3:00 p.m. Zucconi, Bob 'Dartnell, Richard The 1-5-1 Lakers tied \ Malone the Lakers led in the see-saw the annual trip down south. 3 . jjsj Raquet Club pro, Ray Yost to win Birmingham, and Gary Smith are last jweek in a double overtime battle, 2-1.1 "1 have told them it depends on the 30th annual Burgwin Cup However, with 28:57 left in the how hard they work but right now Doubles Tournament held at the the 'Hurst students. '^ struggle at Tullio Field. contest, * Malone's Chris they are not number one but they Pittsburgh Golf Club this past Malone carried an impressive DeRosario, an Olympic sprinter, The remainder of the team is 5-2 record into the match. I scored and evened the score at 2- are in the top ten", said Strum weekend. comprised? OF Ron^Sciarrilli, Randy Lopez, Jim Sye, Enie f Coach Shimpeno voiced his 2. * * disappointment about the tie but Murray, Ronnie Hunt, Jim Both teams played evenly reasoned that its better than,a Meade, Don McDonald, Chris loss and confidently added that through the remainder of the Schumacher and Tom Jarwoick. "we're proving to be Ivery second period and through two l W L T Notching goals \ against Super competitive as I've said we would overtimes before finally settling ? for a tie. Sport were Sciarrilli who was allyear."^ W- S | Henry's 4 1 0 Junior Doug Petroff played an assisted by Murray. The rain-plagued game against Pot Luck 4 1 0 Malone was only; 14 seconds old outstanding game as goalkeeper Birmingham also scored a goal when freshman Doug Clark for the 'Hurst. and he was assisted by Sullivan. Rolling Thunder Review...... 3 2 0 "Petroff played his best game booted in the Lakers first goal. Murray hit on the third goal and P-Funk • 3 2 0 Clark's £ goal stunned (Coach of Hie season" said Shimpeno. ended his big day as he assisted Shimpeno. "He stopped one penalty shot i i Relatively High 2 3 0 again on the fourth goal by Lopez. which would have definitely been "I couldn't believe it! That goal I Sye, whofwasjin goal for the has got to be some kind of record a goal." Family 0 5 0 'Hurst, played exceptionally well somewhere. I've never seen a I Also playing another great as he held Super Sport to just two score that quick." | jjk ^ game defensively was freshman goals. Malone's a Keith Yoder then Bob Schulties. The Laker [booters' offensive The team will play their next scored and with only 5:49 gone in game onjFriday, October 22 at the first period, the "match!was attack this yearjis ledjby two Friday, October 22 freshmen, Clark and Gary Weber 10:45 p.m. atUhe Glenwood Ice tied 1-1. Hockey at Glenwood Ice Arena .,, 10:45p.m. plus seniors Jose Moguel and Arena. Ok Clark came back and put the Saturday, October 23 Dennis Szkult. Each has scored Soccer team at Youngstown State 3:00p.m. two goals a piece going into their Sunday, October 241 final game. Intramural Football Weber missed! the Malone game because of an injured leg P-Funk vs. Family 1:00 p.m. but hopes to be back for the final Henry's vs. Relatively High. f 2:00 p.m. I by Terry Kelly game at Youngstown. | Rolling Thunder Review | 3:00 p.m. For the first time in my life, I attended a soccer game and was imCoach Shimpeno believes that f 1 All games played at Tullio Field jS pressed to see the Lakers tie Malone 2-2. I their final game will be no difTuesday, October 26 I had seen soccer a few times on television but I never really un- ferent from the Malone game. Women's Volleyball vs. Allegheny/Villa/Thiel . . . . . . . 7 00 p.m. "We played an even game derstood the rules and didn't realize how exciting it was. At Allegheny I The? team Rooked really good to me (but I'm not an expert) con- against Malone and Youngstown Wednesday, October 27 State had better be prepared for sidering it's only in its first year. h-ft I "i Intramural Football I'll tell you one thing, I would have passed out the first two minutes much of the same, he said. £ Henry's vs. P-Funk ; 1:00 p.m. The game Saturday at after running around in such cold weather. f Family vs. Rolling Thunder Review.. 2:00p.m. Youngstown will also mark the Relatively High |...':, f 3:00p.m. i> I also braved the cold on Sunday to watch the intramural football ac- final time seniors Jim CuInane, Thursday, October 28 tion, ine game i was most interested in was the Henry's playing Pol John Strickland, Moguel and Luck. i | Women's Volleyball vs. Villa/Grove City at Villa . f 6 p.m. Szkult will play for Mercyhurst. Now I wiU refer back to my question of one week ago. ** "How can anybody stop the Henry's passing combination of Mark Hoak to Bob Ferdiani?" | J J This week my answer: Pot Luck. I 5| Pot Luck's quarterback Ray Korzanowski really put the moves on against the Henry's and was really fired up for that game. The women's volleyball team away, so as a result, they have matches, Mercyhurst has lost to Along with Korzanowski, Pot Luck has Steve Ryan, Lamont Prince, Clarion and Allegheny and has Tom Seltzer, Kenny Link, and Al "Butch" Nase to round out the of- finished --this past week with very little fan support. losses to both Grove City and According to Ms. Price, defeated B eh rend and Gannon. fense. <®^-pf | These matches bring the Clarion on Tuesday. I | professor of physical education, Defense specialists include Mike Molnar, Larry Law, Mike Bridges The surprise r. Clarion match "the way the team has been Lakerettes record for the fall to 3and two big men in Kenny Simons and Dan Sienicki. ' went to three games with Mercy- playing so far indicates they will 6 with three matches remaining. J Last week, I analyzed the scoring of offensive leaders. ^^ hurst gaining a win in the second end up with a better record this In the conference match This week I have a few defensive people and one of them is Ray game 16-14, then losing in the year than ever before. The team against Gannon last!Monday, the Gruss of Rolling Thunder Review. Gruss, having been cast off the deciding match. and -Coach Suzanne Jarrett are women won a close decision 4-3, baseball team, is coming into his own as a MFL player. He sticks with The Lakerettes easily defeated very dedicated to volleyball even the hard way. his receivers well and hits the hole hard when the opposition runs the Gannon last Thursday by the though they have very little Mercyhurst had to play a nine support.'' | ball. At the linebacker position, Gruss has several interceptions and scores of 14-11, and 15-4. point* tie breaker after the first numerous tackles. ft 2H ^ Ms. Price summed it up by three sets were become tied at 6The team has a current record fe My defensive lineman is Greg "Grog" Yeager of Relatively High. of 3-4. saying that everyone is looking f t. The teaml- has been working forward to; next year when the Yeager is a punishing tackier and if you don't believe me just ask Rick Lakerette Rose Ann Bauer led With a handicap [since they team will find a home on campus. the 'Hurst to victory as she Harrison of P-Funk. W i | *\ j I t \ scored the winning point in the tie Mike Molnar will have to be my secondary standout as he literally practice off campus at Mercyhurst Prep and mo^t matches are In the last four women's tennis breaker. stopped the Henry's with his interceptions of Mark Hoak passes.


.with DiTullio and Kelly getting two runs batted in apiece. In the second contest, the Lakers battled back from a 3-0 score only to see the skies cloud up and the game called after six innings, 3-2. f |l Another freshman, Kip Wolfe was the losing pitcher for the Lakers whilev he struck out two Bull batters and did not walk any. White and Kevin Cook both collected two hits highlighted by i ringing double down the left Meld line from White in the top of lie sixth which was followed by in RBI triple to left center by Cook. • I m * Cook later scored the second run on a wild pitch. Trigilio and Kelly added singles to round out the hitting. SEASON NOTES: After ending up the season with a disappointing 4-8 record,; Coach Cook had a few thoughts about the fall and what the team will work on during the offseason. The main thing Coach Cook stated was the fact that the team batted only .225 and he thought it should have been around .265. "Another thing was the team did not hit for power, he said, we only had 14 extra base hits out of a total of 75.'' I

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