OCTOBER 29, 1976

By Chris VanWaganen Coordinating student activities on any campus can be a hectic experience, particularly during a holiday such as the upcoming Halloween weekend. But to Jan Gatti, Mercy hurst's student activities director, being allowed to concentrate wholly on her job must come as a welcome relief. Jan Gatti has been at the center or at the edges of much controversy since coming to Mercyhurst two months ago. She got the job late in August when the decision was made not to rehire Frank Sirotnak—a decision that drew heavy criticism from some Sirotnak loyalists. Ms. Gatti also inherited a budget substantially cut due to the financially disastrous Harry Chapin concert of last spring. In order to create some breathing room,. Ms. Gatti aggressively presented to the Student Government an idea for cutting down expenses. As a result, Mercyhurst students are paying for movies and use of the pool tables for the first time in years—another decision which has not set well in some quarters. Ms. Gatti feels qualified for her job. She brought to Mercyhurst two years' experience in related fields, as communications coordinator for Harriot Medical Center and public relations director for Health Planning of North Western Pennsylvania. But the best preparation for her current job, she feels, came after her graduation (with a B.S. in Health Service Administration) from Ithaca, N.Y., College. "I was program assistant to the director of student activities at Ithaca College," she says, "where I had good response from the kids." The response from the Mercyhurst community, she feels, has not been uniformly so good. Asked what she had done and what she plans to do in the near future as •Mercyhurst's student activities director, she replied, "As of now, not really too much because I can't find what the kids vt*ant." Ms. Gatti explained that she did not begin her position until September 1, two weeks before school opened. She added that it is nearly impossible to schedule worthwhile major activities on such short notice. "Acts have to t>e booked far in advance," she said. "Otherwise. you end up paying through ihe nose. Ms. Gatti feels Mercyhurst students are generally apathetic toward campus activities. "If an activity doesn't have a bottle attached to it, she said, "nobody comes." Thus tar she has planned the Halloween dance and upcoming coffeehouse performances, and carried out activities previously scheduled. Asked if she feels students appreciate the job she is doing, she replied, "some of them do, some of them don't, some ol them don't care." Ms. Gatti emphasizes that she wants to please the students but she's "not a miracle worker." She teels Student Government should formulate an activities committee to work with her in finding out what kinds ol activities students want. And she says things will be more organized by winter term.

ACTIVE PROFILE—New Student Activities Director Jan Gatti's first two months at Mercyhurst ha\t* been bus v. oxentful and at times controversial. Gatti talks about her experiences here, student attitudes and activities for the coming year in a story featured at right.
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Happenings Perspectives

McAuley: Jump in A Lake
"Welcome to Lake McAuley, read one sign last week at Mercyhurst's newest recreation spot. "Lake McAuley" was literally an overnight sensation, created when last Wednesday's? heavy rains flooded the middle portion of the McAuley Hall Lounge with over an inch of water. The rain set in while construction workers were in the process of repairing the roof. The damage report ran into the thousands — of laughs. Employees, students and a workstudy crew tried to bail out the lounge with mops and buckets throughout the night, but finally abandoned ship. Incoming rain cascading down the west wall quickly caused that part of the building to be christened "Sr. Phyllis's 9 Waterfall* ; in honor of Housing Director Sr. Phyllis Aiello. Signs went up posting times for such activities as swimming, scuba diving, crew and skinnydipping. Applications were taken for a Mark Spitz tan club. The tide went out, eventually, and luckily little damage was done to the game machines and furniture. No drownings were reported With the weather clearing, work on the unfinished roof was expected to continue this week.


Egan Hall: A Family Affair
Hardwood floors, uncontrollable heaters, community bathrooms, cold drafts, minimal security and only three showers: This is Egan Hall. Not the best of living conditions, admits Mercyhurst journalism student Carol Snyder, herself a resident of Egan. But she, like her dorm mates, chose Egan over other campus housing and says, "I wouldn't live anywhere else." Snyder talked to other residents and found that the Egan "family" has a different sort of appeal which more than makes up for what the building lacks in style. Herptory: The old dorm, with all its faults, has a certain warmth and a friendliness. All the girls who live in Egan stress the good location and the homey atmosphere. "There is a special closeness here," said one. "It's so easy to get to know everyone." Egan's locale also has its advantages. •'We're centrally located," one resident said. "Egan Hall is close to the cafeteria and McAuley!" Also, we are near the library and most classes. Best of all, we don't have to brave the cold to go to meals. Walking through Egan, one often sees a group of girls just talking; maybe about school, or home. Everyone reaches out to help each other. . Other dorms can brag about their suite bathrooms and. showers, carpeting and fancy lounges. The girls of Egan have something that is special to them—their family.

NEW SENATORS—Mercyhurst College Senate President Edward Gallagher (right) welcomes new Senate members (in ascending order) Chris Filippi, Jim Deffner, , Jamie Yule and Steve Ryan. Not pictured: Sr. Phyllis Aiello and Dr. Robert Blessing. The Senate has completed much of its preliminary work and is ready to move into full session. A story appears on page 5.

Incumbent Democrat David C. DiCarlo and Republican Leo P. Weir, candidates for the office of Third District State Assemblyman, came out in support of more state funds for students in higher education in seperate interviews with The Merciad. Both men said they would support and vote for measures that would raise funding of the Institutional Assistance Grants (I AG) program to at least its 1974 Both also said they support an increase in the Maximum PHEAA grant from $1200 to $1800 per year. DiCarlo, whose wife, Beverly, is an assistant professor of business at Mercyhurst, cited his "responsibility to preserve independent academic services by focusing on certain areas of his record. The incumbent noted that ne

Intercession: Drawing Near
The .registration period for Intersession will begin Wednesday, November 10 (not November 3, as stated on the form letters distributed through the campus mail) and continue through November 29. The Intersession class period will run from November 29 through December 17. Complete class schedules will be made available Friday, October 29 or Monday, November 1. Further details will be published in next week's issue of The Merciad.
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By John Bruno sponsored the IAG bill in 1973 and again the following year. In 1975 he proposed an amendment to raise IAG funding to $12 millior per year, double its current level. DiCarlo added that he supported legislation to increase lowinterest loans to $18,000 and loans for students not eligible for PHEAA grants from $2,000 to $2,500. The candidates' opinions differed, however, on questions of lowering the drinking age and on the legalization or decriminalization of possession of marijuana. Weir favors lowering the drinking age to 18. Doing so, he said, will mean "young people won't have to patronize the bars in New York state and will avoid any accidents that might occur on the way back home. " . Weir added that if a person can

legally own a tavern at age 18, he saw no reason why that person should be prohibited from con suming alcoholic beverages. DiCarlo, however, opposes lowering the drinking age. He cited statistics that showed alcohol addiction among 18-21 year olds rising nearly seven per cent in the last year. Ironically, DiCarlo, a former tavern owner, fought in 1973 and 1974 to lower the drinking age to 18. Now he supports legislation for stiller fines against drunk driving and agaiast owners who serve alcohol to minors. On the marijuana issue DiCarlo favors decriminalization but opposes legalization; Weir opposes both. _, Weir said the public "is not yet exposed to all the facts about marijuana and they don't have a real idea of what damage it can
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Letter to the Editor

Financial Aid
p i would like to clarify a few items in a recent article in The Merciad about the Financial Aid OCTOBER 29, W 6 Office. I feel this article might have been misunderstood by the Mercyhurst Community. First the impression that no documentation existed* in the Financial Aid Office could easily have been made after reading the article. I believe the former director, Wendy McCabe, did a superb job in documenting Rast records. The | Instead of criticizing Deans Garvey and Trim- point I wanted to raise was that we have no conble for the construction of the new field house, be sistent policy documented^ follow for a finanthankful that intramural basketball can now cial aid officer. I believe one of my primary objectives this year is to formulate a consistent leave the basement dungeon. Instead of accusing and suspecting Coach Fox policy to avoid any over awarding of aid and of being the culpritTnlthe Dave Markey fiasco, make all members of the {Mercyhurst Comcongratulate him for developing an above munity aware of .this policy. Any lack of documentation in the past has been resolved by average basketball program. Instead of whispering that Coaches Sturm.and the exceptional cooperation!of other areas and Dailey are scholarship nuts and budget departments. wreckers, thank them for guiding the tennis Second, the writer brought out the point well of team to an unprecedented national* cham- the lack of professional staff in the Financial Aid pionship. • Office. But, I don't believe she clearly mentioned instead of complaining about the- baseball who carries the bulk of the load at the present team's below .500 fall season, make note of the time. For the past two years, an enormous intense dedication and loyalty of Coach Joe amount of time and energy by the student aides Cook. Instead of degrading!the soccer team's fall has achieved a smooth financial aid operation, performance, be proud that an innovator such as ^Filing|of loans, making the work study checks, Coach Shimpeno is an avid Mercyhurst Laker. and processing forms have been performed by Instead of minimizing our golf team's efforts, these aides. Without their help, Sr. Michele or realize that the golfers achieved a best-ever myself could not begin to accommodate the requests for aid. school record. | I Instead of ridiculing our girls' athletic Third, the question mark of how one man can program, support and encourage the efforts of handle both admissions land financial aid. The tireless Janet Price. I answer is simple, it cannot be done over an exInstead? of contemplating what crew is all tended period of time. I believe once we have a about, journey down to the lake to witness the consistent financial aid policy, then my tenure in herculean strivings of j the crew team. (In the the office should be given to a person who can springtime, of course). execute the policy and solicit more funds for our Instead of complaining about apathy and a students. I certainly hope this can be achieved by lack of school! spirit, instill some by planning the end of this year so I can return to full time adrallies and bonfires for certain basketball missions director. games. As a great Polish philosopher once so eloquen- Finally, I think The Merciad is doing a great tly philosophized, "It ain't truly christianlike to job this year, and encourage them to keep up the constantly criticize." good work. F * it 1 Signed, Ja mes G. Lanahan Len Cyterski, Counselor

Letter to the Editor

A Good Word For All

I've found, Jthe 'ast few weeks, that

because of the tremendous amount of contributions from members of the 'Hurst Community, I have to be extremely short-winded in my editorials. This is great, andjjwe at The Merciad office would like to thank everyone for making use of I The Merciad (as their voice on campus. We hope this active participation will continue for the remainder of the year. Remember, it's your newspaper.

Guest Editorial

Reflection On The 60's
College life is so peaceful these days. All over the country, burly jocks and pretty coeds are happily attending classes with little on Itheir minds other than how to pull a passing grade in bi-sci or, more importantly, how to find a good party afterwards. Oh, there are problems that arise, like who's going to pay the phone bill? .. . jwhat should we wear today? . . . who should we elect as class president? . . . and rah-rah sis boom bah, sure hope we beat that team. But for the most part, life is carefree. i Ahh, tranquility . . . certainly not like 10 years ago. Remember the 60's, with all those horrible people we read about in Life Magazine? Why those long-haired, dope-smoking, rock-throwing hippies. Mothers from coast to coast were losing sleep every night worrying about what horrible fate might befall their sons and daughters. What was wrong with those kids anyway? Well, they cared about the immorality of war. Every day hundreds of their peers were being killed or maimed in an undeclared war that a few men controlled. Many refused, understandably, to go. They took* stands on civil rights. They refused j to accept traditional school rules that were made without their consent. They spoke out on government corruption. And they persevered despite being shot down by less than dignified national f guards. They cared. Granted, the means to their end was sometimes questionable. Their motives, however, never were. They had the courage and the convictions to speak out on important issues. M * Sure glad it's not like/that now, right? We've got enough to worry about. "What should we do, go to the movies or study?" "Gosh, I don't know." if mean, who cares that thisp week we elect a new president? That doesn't seem to be a very important matter around campus these days. J * V Inflation is skyrocketing, the environment is being exploited, taxes are ever increasing, workmanship -is ever decreasing—but who cares? We've got to worry about who's going to pay for Saturday night's keg. , .M&. _ & . Things sure are simpler now. No more Bob Dylans or Arlo Guthries. Now we have Tony Orlando and Donny Osmond. I guess we should bejhappy. Somehow, C don't feel so happy. In fact, I feel downright disgusted. Maybe it's time to sit back and take account of ourselves. Tim Miller &' *

Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

Signs are to Notify!

Micemed students worried pects f some of the persons?att« cyhurst College is the abhorrent living conditions sponsible students they a] of McAuley Hall. >perly posted knowledg areas on campus where students involved in the ning to an ice-cold room. Conditions have been Law Enforcement Club and Creative Arts Club like this for some time, with several portions of could respond to notices of their respective club the dorm without any heat at all. meetings. Unfortunately, when we returned rom . ._ McAuley is also fortunate to be the site of Sr. fl pleasant'weekends at home we found our Ph igns defaced and-or missing. This was not the ! aryllis's Waterfall and the Dennis Andres Lake, irst timet this has happened to us and many * oun e " 8£ly roof athers! involved in the publication of various * g clubs. All of these are just barely tolerable, but the It was our futile time and effort that was exer- most irritating, of these conditions is intercised in roving the campus hoping to notify the visitation. To students involved in both the Law Enforcement visit a girl on first floor you must be escorBut Club and the Creative Arts Club. We reahze a w a d to get an;escort after 10 D m vou must **& few signs may have fallen down, but any person w r i *t e °wn the hall and take the chance of being t possessing common sense shoidd fry to fattt » up. back where it was posted. Yet, there are those it i« * * • DacK wnere u was posted. Yet, there are those mo n c IFti a n d C i r c l e a n d 0 e w h i c h fe c a u s i n g a lotnf * which is causing a signs which are purposely stuck on ceilings, tur- lot of Pn i!, e m s f o r M ned upside down, ripped apart, and obscenely J S i ^ - I everyone concerned. We ueneve in the rules af.intar-iricitaKmi hut vie written upon. What normal person would rest think to suchjdestructive behavior for the purpose amusement? Surely there are other outlets. sluae , . -. think what ^ook us hours to ter* *nn I ., g ITe m ? I n be involved in mac™s % Prepare, took a few seconds to destroy and litter e ^ t I 5 ! T ? ° * classroom we are T u chance d to those beadulh ,hllH E a f fpri a s ^0^! ^ £ ff immature c E e £ - « * ~ ~* respectful toward other} people J£ o p e r t y n w e a r e told "TW>?l5: a y i s fey a dorm authority, u Surely this is not asking too much. sad thf •** £ 8 H u r - t y° can't change it." It's I s s Thank you, | n e a S IfJS ., ' 50th Anniversary such Jo Ann DeSantis, Vice President of L E C 1VS time Leslie Eller, Art Representative to C A C 0le time n

Residents Speak Out

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AmH u I ty Darlene Keith ™ . book .™^. „3 w^c a itt m * & u ^ „ human factors research that was being done. spool shaped table, I found my Then \yhen the fAirf Force target^OL transferred himlto Tucson, Loungingfin his chair was Dr Arizona] asfa missile launch ofVincent^ Ward, alias the target ficer, he became interested in the new Assistant Professor of the child development, CD. e E mics Ta , £ ° "m e ° -^Department. "Mylinterest in teaching grew u/t X**i Acuity member, he has the duties of coordinator out of my experience with human ot the Human Development and and child development, but I had Family Relations Program and is no chance to further it? until I the Directory of the Child began attending the University of Arizona." ^$k | Development Lab. Now attending sessions of the fThere I | earned my masters Gestalt Growth Group and some degree in child development and communications groups, he ties became a'graduate assistant:In this in with some of his lessors basic CD courses and in the preschool.** Hi K 1 **re at the college. "Since joining these groups, At the University of Conespecially |the Gestaltf group, necticut where Dr.|Ward was the tnerefis a new meaning !to my head instructor of the -child development and family relations .' I take experiences from these department,' he ..finished all the groups and apply them to both requirements for his doctorate my own classrooms and the Child and is now writing his disserk Development Lab." tation. I v m After? completing his un- When asking Dr. Ward why he dergraduates studies at the left the University of Connecticut Welcome Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute for Mercyhurst, he had this to Economics,?Dr. Vincentf Ward, new assistant professor of Home S * * . • a where he received his bachelors say. * * — ' degree in psychology, Dr. Ward In the academic world you •- * then received his masters degree haveito make a choice between ftrmimnlnju. I 1 ** 4 4 4 M* L " *** in ^psychology at *the State University of New York. I Once finished with his research, and teaching. 1 * i urn* • I I tfti • J* education, he lenteredi the Air I "I wanted to teach students and UriPOIQCC xtllnlf PffllfCQ Force and became a missile be valued as an instructor. That's | I lUC ICOO 0 Ulllj UUUI OU launch officer and worked on why I came to Mercyhuifst."^ ~ During intersession, Mercy- properties of the majof precious hurst* will offer a course entitled stones used in jewelry will be "Introduction to Gemmology". In discussed.I ~1 'j doing so, Mercyhurst becomes *The coursetis very practical l.D. pictures can be taken am the first college in Pennsylvania because most students havefno morning between 8 and 10 in the to offer gemmology to students. idea; of what a synthetic Jis* its Union office. The cost is $2.00 What is gemmology all about? value, or Show it c a n beand niust be paid when the candidate for Why, precious stones of course! recognized. Therefore, this picture is taken. £ Diamonds, emeralds and opals to makes them easy| prey for I.D.'s are returned within 12 name a few. Not only their value, dishonest Jewelers *and other j days via the mailboxes but where they come from, how merchants. tPreston Hall. etc.).* Anyone needing a temporary they are mined and cut; in short, I t | i s | hoped that students will urges the Mercyhurst ami Erie community the entire process from rough to acquirer deep appreciation for I.D., should see Mr. Kennedy J to exercise their right to vote November 2. finished product, with a little gemstones from 'introduction to (2nd floor - Old Main I. . Anyone having problems with discourse on diamond setting; and Gemmology". £ a trip to a gem and mineral snow The velvet green of a Colum- his l.D. should see Jan Gatti in for added lenioyment. These are bian emerald, or (he flashes of the Union Office. just some of the topics that will be color from an Australian opal, Students may also have LCB discussed in the class. form a picture as beautiful as an pictures taken in the Union The word gemmology means evening sunset, and their history office. There is a$75 cents fee 'science of gemV.{"Students will dates back to at least 2050 B.C. which must be paid when the learn why rubies are red, and the T h e r e ! wQi't be any free pictures are taken. There is no origin of the rrtultitude of colors samples, but lots of demon- waiting time for the pictures. from opal.vIn addition, the1op- stration and good solid gem- The hours are also 8:00 a m. to tical, physical, and cher —' mology. 10:00 a.m.

Dr. Want Welcomed I 'Hwist Home Ec.

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Officials at the Learning Resource Center would like to remind students that if you are having problems finding research materials for term papers, you should try looking through magazines! They know finding that certain book can be difficult and mention that magazines cover a wide array of topics. ^ " Perodicals (magazines) are located downstairs at the L.R.C. and according to personnel there are many special interest issues to choose from Such Titles * include: Accounting Review, Animal Behavior, Changing Times. Business fWcek, Dance Magazine, Broadcasting, National Geographic, Phi Delta Kappan. Shakespeare. Quarterly, Time, Newsweek, Co* Ed., Sports Illustrated,A OKue, plus many, many more. dfe Library personnel say that a complete list of all magazines can be found downstairs in the big notebook in the periodical area. | They would also like to point out that the Readers Circle for Periodical ^Literature is available on the first floor in the Reference Room j. . L R.C. officials hope that all |Hurst students| will take advantage of what their library has to offer. i

Student I.D.'s

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Cheryl Stern ^Ves I do know my officers, i v e n w e r been to a meeting but


Kevin Gallagher No I don't know my officers or what they do. Nothing published that you can read.

Dr. Steve Davis There hasrbeen a revam^ng of the Student Government System. There is still some confusion and?tack of communication. More information should be given to students.


Mary Ann King ',, Yes, I know my officers and representatives. They plan for activities for rstudents. Fall Weekend was good

Eileen Regan No, I don't know who they are. I f just know the general information like planning activities.







OCTOBER 29,1976

Canned Food Drive Reservations The Campus Ministry will be collecting canned food for the poor on November 7,8 and 9. FY. 1 For Brigadoon
Guy Patrick asks that students volunteer to collect from door to door on any of these days. "It's a great study in human nature", he said, in reference to the various personalities one encounters in a door to door campaign. | All of the collected food goes to needy families in the Erie aea in an effort to make theh Thanksgiving more pleasant.

Home Economic Seminar

A Home Economics seminar is A little bit of Scotland will soon scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 0, at be making its way to the 'Hurst. 4 p.m. in the Richards" Room in An opportunity to experience the Zurn Hail. The purpose of this Scottish town of Brigadoon seminar is to enable Home Ec. during 4753' will be available to students to find out more about all 'Hurst students, free of charge their professional field and their : on Nov. 5 - 7 and Nov. 11*13. place in it. | All Home Ec. students and all Brigadoon, a Theatre Department production, will be held in interested persons are enthe Little Theatre. For reser- couraged to attend. Refreshments will be served. vations please call 864-0681.

ween Halloween Horror Flicks: Movies include "Race with the Devil"; 'Ten Little Indians'', "Blood of Dracula"; "The Corpse Grinders"; "The Brain Eaters" | | \ e Midnight to 7:00 a.m. ..-. Zurn Recital Hall . . . 50 Admission

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Halloween Dance: featuring "Wave", Prizes for 'the best Lunch: Tuna noodle casserole, pizza. Dinner: Baked Ham, breaded fish fillets, cold hoagie. costumes. c ission Student Union 75 10pmto2:00a.m

Friday, October 29

Yearbooks may be\ ordered until November 1st. The price is $10.00. * $ >

Saturday, October 30
Lunch: Grilled ham and cheese, beef ravioli Dinner: Steak, shrimp, whopper.

Attention seniors: Senior pictures musVbe turned in no later than November 14th to Regina Scura^Sesler Apt. 322. It should be a 5x7 or 8x10 black and white glossy Sunday, October print. Please include your^name, as you wishHt to appear in the yearbook, and your major. Do not^rite on Lunch: Scrambled eggs, bacon, hash browns. Dinner: Roast Pork, beef ragout, cheese omlet. the back ofxhe photo or staple anything to it.

The other night, a lew* girls were in their 5dormitory room talking about signing up for Intersession course "Human Sexuality." Another girl wus in the room studying. Catching just a bit of the conversation, the girl looked up from her book and said, •*K wunt to take "Human Sexuality" during intercourse."


Parole/Probation Majors



00-12:00/1:00-4:00 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Frid< 10:00-12:00/1:00-3:00^ OTHER HOURS BY APPOINTMENT

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Contemporary British Culture | Interdisciplinary'Course with Edward L. Gallagher
Interested students must sign up no later than Friday, October 29. ?l i
|j Enrollment is open to everyone. Cost will be approximately $600 plus 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/seminars; on British education, art theatre, music and politics will be conducted. Special costs: Approximately $600 which includes all airfare from/to Erie; hotel accommodations with private bath; • all breakfasts; six theatre tickets; some sightseeing and some evening meals.l Interested persons contact Mr. Gallagher in 302 Main or Extension 236- or call at home evenings (864-2552) Seven students are needed for the trip to take place. « . v

WHAT? The Pennsylvania Association on Probation, Parole and Correction is sponsoring a general membership training institutes for Lunch: Meatball Sandwich, Chili fritos the Northwest area council, Dinner: Breaded veal patties, polish sausage and sauerkraut, Arby's students, teachers, and Sandwich. * '.]p? professionals welcome. WHEN? Thursday, November 18, 1976. 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. WIlKltti? Holiday Inn, MeadLunch: Hot beef sandwich, pork chop suey ville, Pa.&f * Dinner: Chicken cassino, baked lasagna, foot long hot dogs.* COSTS? Pre-registration fee: $1.25. Luncheon fee: $3.35. * TOPICS? This one-day conference involves the problems - • ^ Lunch: Hamburgers, egg and mushroom in cheese sauce facing probation, parole, and Dinner: Ham steak, stuffed peppers, breuded iish sandwich corrections. You are invited to participate in I the advancement of methods and standards in the field of juvenile and adult probation Lunch: Pizzarino sandwich, heel noodle casserole and parole and institutional Dinner: Roast turkey and dressing, Swedish meatballs, grilled reubens care within" the -northwest region. It is an opportunity for you to show your accountability to your profession while giving t input through comments ) and suggestions^ f A KECilHTltATION? See Mr. New Hours effective Tuesdayf October 19 James Kinnane by Thursday, Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, (only) November 4, 1978 to arrange 12:00 to 1:00p.m. registration and transportation. 1 210 Main


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difficult to portray. I Since the show is so big, there are many set changes. All the sets are complete*with the exception of the back drop which has yet to be painted. W. All the costumes are finished. Tony Mancuso designed the kilts for the play. $> 2 I £* —PHOTO BY BOB RONKSL. The male actors are very selfBrigadoon directors: Pat SobeP, Dr. Gary Smith and Andrea concious about their kilts. Just Kupetz. "J ask Tom McDermit. He's always afraid that his kilt will flip up. The f Little Theatre holds 336 people and Dr. Smith hopes for a full house every show. "Hurst students are admitted free but must have reservations. Please fill out adjacent coupon and return it to Preston 203. Only one After completing ^ most of its cooperative learning. programs, ticket per student. committee assignments and other among other accomplishments. This year, Gallgher said, the preliminary business, the Mercyhurst College Senate was Senate will study proposals for scheduled to hold its first full Blueprint III, the mentoring session Wednesday, October 27, in program, possible curricular Zurn 213. changes, faculty development One of the major goals of the and Mercyhurst s athletic and Z Student I.D. number 0 Senate this year, according to physical education philosophy. second-term President Edward Much of the Senate's work is Gallagher, will be to receive and done in 10 committees. Comin some cases solicit community mittee assignments and meeting J Check 3 By Preference "input", which Gallagher defines schedules will be published in The as "ideas and opinions we,can Merciad as they are made . ? 7 turn into valuable programs." < available. J • —Nov. 5 of 8:00 -—Nov. 11 at 8:00 As the Senate holds no final Committee meetings are open • —Nov. 6 at 8:00 —Nov. 12 at 8:00 a decision-ma king authority, it to the public, as are regular • —Nov. 7 at 2:30 —Nov. 13 at 8:00 operates mostly as a forum for meetings of the Senate, which ideas. But it can bee a powerful take place the first Wednesday of and persuasive one, sending its each .month. Special meetings e recommendations to the Board of will be called on occasion | e Members of the Mercyhurst Trustees and College President community are urged to present Dr. Marion Shane. "By and large, the group that their opinions to the Senate— has been the most vocal has been preferably to the committees, the faculty," Gallagher jsaid. since that is where particular "But student viewpoints are issues are sorted out, but also to i t * Voice off Hit Mtrcyhurtt Community p given consideration—in the past, the Senate body, i "In full meetings the Senate the students have had some Melissa McMurray Editor votes on recognizing speakers," eloquent spokesmen." , Gary Wesman News Editor Last year, the first in which the Gallagher said, "but we've never 4 Beth Beal Feature Editor group operated under its present yet denied anyone permission to Terry Kelly Sports Editor structure of Ave members from speak." I Sue Pe tti t Copy Editors each I of the ^faculty, adJudy HoUand ministration and ^student body, Trisha Seltzer the Senate developed; proposals Maureen McCaf f erty for the \ LRC, * approved hew Art Editor t. Bob Ronksley majors; and continued Photographer,

The time has again come. "Brigadoon", the f mystical village in Scotland is about to reappear in the Mercy hurst Little Theatre.^ i if. Dr. Smith, Director of the musical said that everything is going well. in fact too well. The actors, singers, and dancers all owe great thanks to Cecily CottrelT and Madame Belova. Some problems have been encountered despite the superb performers. Conflicting schedules are;the number one problem. Practices must be arranged around jobs and classes. With 35 performers, this can be an important problem. The sets are also headache causers. Illusion is considerably

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Seniors, don't wait any longer! It is now time to be writing student resumes. The Career Planning and Placement Center encourages all seniors to $ complete their resumes as soon as possible. The following, are a few suggestions of what not to do when writing your resume: 1) Do not make resume too long; stick to pertinent facts. Yet, do not make Jit too sketchy. Names and dates of employment is not always enough. Stress what you have done and personal accomplishments. 2) Do not put negative thoughts into mind of reader with statements like,, "You may not want a woman on this lob, but l am well qualified; or, Although I've never worked as a buyer, I'm sure I can do the job;" or "Due to personal conflict with my boss, I'm seeking a new job." 3) Do not use a photograph unless you feel very confident that it will present a positive image. fe Remember, ^ though, that conscious and sub-conscious judgments are often made from a photo and very Soften these Judgments are negative. If in doubt, do not send a photo. By-law, no prospective employer can require that a photo be sent with an application or resume, f AE 4) Do not list references. If a company shows interest in you, it will ask for; them. Do indicate that references are available upon request, j 5) Do not tag your resume witt an incorrect: or inflexible title such as "Personnel Manager". This can restrict your opportunities if your qualifications and interests are more broad than the title indicates.. F 6) Don't be sloopy. Don't ^ v ceed one page, if possible. Never exceed two pages^Don'r use carbons or dittos for copies. 7) Omit flrrelevantT personal data. * I F^*"^ ''. * It is j not necessary to include such personal data as your maritial status, age, number and age of children or heal t h. It is also not necessary to include height and weight unless the job has height and weight restrictions. No matter what your field, though, an important aspect in resume writing is that.it reflect and express you. Be original and creative, but show good taste. Write a resume that;; gives a prospective employer some insight into who you are.J^ These are just a few guidelines for writing a resume. The Career Planning and Placement Office in Old Main 204 encourages students to use the facilities ^available there. £


The Law Enforcement club will hold their second meeting on Wednesday, October 27 at 6:00 in the faculty lounge. This meeting is mandatory for all committee members.^ All new members are welcomed to attend.

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"Twentieth Century America In Film" will be a course offered during the 1976 Intersession period. % The course will be taught by R. Steve Davis and Mr. Stu Campbell. * b I h Analyzing society through the filimVthat were viewed during different periods of the century will be the principal aim of the course. Dr. Davis pointed out that the films would be a "mirror of the people's thinking." • ? r A series of 1920 s comedies, Rudolph Valentino films, Little Caesar starring Edward G. Robinson, ^Grapes of Wrath, Citizen Kane, World War II films and a film dealing with the Cold War will be some of the daily presentations.* The program will be held at night and there will be a $15 lab fee.

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The Mercyhurst soccer team ended their first season ever last week. • ' The Lakers tied Youngstown State l-l last Saturday to finish the season with a 1-5-2 record. The game remained scoreless until Youngstown's Jack Ansley scored with 6:45 gone in the second period. * Coach Dave Shimpeno believed his team was suffering what he called, "a let down." "We certainty were down when Jose Moguel's goal was nullified by an offside call. We just couldn't score," stated Shimpeno. Although the Lakers were down, they dominated play for the final 15 minutes of the game and were led by junior Dave Maries.' f Then, with only 2:30 remaining

to play, Laker booter -Denny Szkult scored the tying goal, thus sending the match into overtime. In the two overtime periods, the Lakers * continued their dominance with many excellent scoring opportunities but "we just couldn t get the ball in the net," said Shimpeno. Coach Shimpeno also noted that he thought they had the victory when Moguel got a penalty shot in the second period. "However, a good save on a good shot kept us from being victorious,", said Shimpeno. * * Shimpeno concluded by saying that, "I'm disappointed in the tie but we're still a good team. After all, it takes a good team to play badly and still not lose." f t SOCCER NOTES: % Senior Szkult' became the

teams leading scorer when he recorded his third goal of the season in the Youngstown game. Moguel, Gary Weber, and Doug Clark each finished with two goals apiece. Coach Shimpeno believes that his team has *a few all-star candidates. The voting for allstars takes place on November 10th. •>• r Five seniors ended their soccer careers last Saturday. They are Moguel, Patrick Condrin, James Culhane, John Strickland, and Szkult. Moguel, a business major from Merida, Yucatan,; Mexico was surprised with the good student support and believes, "a lot of things were accomplished during the first season.' * * Moguel plans to go Ion to

graduate school for his business masters next fall. Condrin sees the future of Mercyhurst soccer as a very good one. The humanities major from Altoona, Pa. said that, "with a majority' of young players returning under the supervision of Coach shimpeno, the future of Mercyhurst soccer looks very bright." Culhane. from Yorktown Heights, New York, commends Coach Shimpeno for bringing soccer to Mercyhurst. "Last year there was simply a soccer club. 1 give credit to Mr. Shimpeno for making things happen," he said. Z-*k <^ As a law enforcement major, Culhane hopes to get involved in investigation work for' the state government. Strickland, another law en-

neither of the eight oared shells After the seventh game of a ten had fins to help with the stability of the boat. This caused the game season in the MFL, Pot Lakers to lose second place in a Luck stands at the top with a 6-1 record. Their only loss came due turn on the Michigan course. Mike Phillips, Bruce to the fact that they played with Belovarac, Frank Dix, Al Nase, ineligible players in the first : ' Greg .Van Bramer, Jack Beck. ' game. ' They lead the league in ofKevin Cronin and Jeff Pond rowed the Laker eight to a third place fensive points with 207 and have while 'Ray Wietzel and Nick only had 21 points scored against Grandenetti teamed up with Greg them so far. Van Bramer and Frank Dix to $ Five scorers make up the bulk take the four .to the third place of Pot Lucks attack. Mike Molnar l leads the way * with «48 points finish. \ : The Lakers have shown a basic followed by Steve Ryan with 40. Rounding out the heavy scoring improvement in style this fall and Coach Gartner says he is ready to is Lamont Prince with 30, Ray put the emphasis on racing*this Korzanowski with 28, and Mike spring. If the crew gets the water Bridges with 25 points, # The Henry's came in with the time they.need, the Lakers are going to be finishing ahead a lot of second best record of 5-2. They have scored 140 points with Bob boats this year.H * £ Ferdiani hauling in seven touchdown passes plus an extra point for 43 of them. Tom Patton has 36 and quarterback Mark Hoak has 26. Included in their point total is four safetys made by ?a team effort, to tally eight points. Relatively High, a power team by Terry Kelly of years past, comes in with a 4-3 I will start off by saying that I the 38th street boys won last night mark after starting off slow. was disappointed when I learned over the Ironmen at Glenwood Ice that Kevin Carter, a catcher on Arena. { the baseball team was quitting The soccer team has a lot to school. There is no doubt in my look forward to next year!from mind that Kevin is a good their performance this fall. baseball player and L wish him Coach Shimpeno should jibe I TO PAT TOTAL well in what ever he succeeds in congratulated for the fine Job he Downing, Rel. High 13 3 * 80 did in his first year of college doing. I i Molnar, Pot Luck 8 0 48 Last week;; the women's soccer. Very soon the basketball season Ferdiani, Henry's •. •. • 7 1 43 volleyball team dropped two matches to Thiel and West- will get under way and according S. Ryan, Pot Luck. 6 4 40 minster to bring their record to 3- to assistant coach Dan O'Connor, 6 0 36 the Lakers have some fine fresh- Patton, Henry's 6 for the season. The women's tennis ended their men to go along with the good Deffner, RTR S 2 32 f season in third place behind veterans. Prince, Pot Luck 5 0 30 Allegheny, who won the There might not be any more 5 0 30 'travelling trophy', which was Jesse Campbells around but Butler, P-Funk chosen by Ms. Janet Price, players like Kevin Bradly, Paul Korzanowski, Pot Luck 4 4 28 assistant professor of physical young, John "Sweets" Burrows. Hoak, Henr/s 4 2 26 education at Mercyhurst. Jeff Davern and the rest will Moffat, P-Funk....' 4 2 26 The Mercyhurst hockey club or surely fill his shoes, * The surprising linen's crew team struck this weekend with a1 good showing in Michigan, while the women's crew once again dominated all competition. The new freshmen team also did well finishing third in their first race of the year. The women's team led all the way in both the four and eight oared competitioa With such a strong showing this fall, when only basics and style are emphasized in practice, it appears Mercyhurst should have a women's boat this spring that will be a threat to win any race they enter. This spring the girls are to race against crews from Syracuse, Cornell and Ithaca, where the majority of oarsman and men are recruited. i The Lakers.raced with handicap this weekend, in that

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forcement major from Strafford, Pa. was very happy in participating on the soccer team. "This was probably my greatest-experience in my four years here," ; commented Strickland. Strickland also noted that "this year Mercyhurst has established a good base. Next year, with two more additional games and better practice facilities, the program can't help but get better." Szkult commented that it was a great experience to be associated with the soccer team. The law | enforcement major from Butler, Pa. suggested that in order for soccer to improve, there should be more of a budget for the soccer program. Finally, Szkult said that, "I feel that soccer at Mercyhurst is here to stay." * TT i

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The Mercyhurst crew team encourages the 'Hurst community to experience They have tallied 179 points in its 1976 fail seasonthe finale of Saturday, which six of those are credited to October 30th. This final meet, to three safetys by the team. held at will fe Dan 'Chipmunk*' Downing has be against Presque Isle Bay,West the University of carried the load, scoring 13 be Virginia. y '• J touchdowns and adding two extra This event will not only close a points for a league leading total of successful season for the Lakers 80. | The rest of High's scoring 15 but will also mark the inaugural balanced between Dan "Moon" regatta of the University of West . Ryan with 25 points, Greg "Grog" Virginia's crew team. Coach Jack Gartner and his Yeager with 21, and*Steve Henderson and Bruce Fenstermacher Laker oarsmen and oars women with 14 a piece.' f -tr? are ^honored that West Virginia P-Funk and Rolling Thunder chose Mercyhurst for its crew Review a r e tied for Fourth place debut and everyone is looking with a 3-4 records, with the forward to a fine season's end. Spectators may view the race Family still winless at 0-7. Pacing P-Funk so far has been at the Mercyhurst Boat house, at Kevin Butler, with 30 points. Tom the end of Sommerheim Drive, Moffat with 26 and Willy Harper along the bay. with 18. i Jim Deffner has carried the CAMPUS MINISTRY load for Rolling Thunder Review PRESENTS scoring 92 points out of the team total of 77. p^ I * I Scoring for the winless Family A VARIETY SHOW have been Joe Gulffre and Bruce November 9 .. Stebick with 12 points each., .r There are three more games Admission will be one can remaining for' each team and of food for the food drive. playoffs will begin November 7.

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