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For Improper PHEAM Grants
By Gary Wesman As the result of a state audit of conclusion reached by the audit which it was J apparently fa was that the PHEAA guidelines secondary target, Mercyhurst for awarding! grants are "exCollege may have to pay back up tremely vague. *$§ to $10,000 in education grants p'More than going after Mercymoney improperly awarded to hurst we were determined to students over the past four years'. learn if the PHEAA system (of School officials learned of the accounting) was working," audit's findings last Tuesday, Benedict was quoted as saying. May 10, ending after four months "It does not."the unprecedented examination Mercyhurst was chosen as the of Mercyhurst's handling of test case "on a complaint from a PHEAA grants from 1973-76. taxpayer," school officials were f ] | Representatives of the Auditor told. General's office said the college jl "They picked us in response to could be penalized "in the range the complaint," Kidd said. "At of $10,000." The final figure will the time it fit in with what they be determined in case-by-case were already trying to do." negotiations between Mercyhurst ' Mercyhurstf will pay back andjPHEAA, Vice President of whatever, amount is finally Business Services^ George r: Kidd decided upon but will seek reimbursement from those told The Merciad. In a statement published last students whom the audit shows to week £ Auditor General Al have received grants they were Benedict said the most important not entitled to. Kidd said he does not yetf know if thef school will have to simply ask those students to return the money, or if it has the legal authority to demand it. "Maybe I'm being naive," Kidd said, "but I assume the students? who received grants they were not entitled to will feel a moral obligation to return the money." ^ M The audit was originally reported to be a comprehensive look at all PHEAA grants awarded from 1978-76. Such'a studygwould involve the records of upwards of 1600 students. The audit actually covered a* sampling of 67 or 68 students. The college has not.yet been told how many grants were improperly awarded. Most of the faults, Kidd said, were the result of flexibility in interpreting PHEAA's eligibility requirements. g .' V THE AA has always tried to be supportive," he explained. "In their guidelines they set a minimum standard but allow
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i nation Parents Weekend Fall Festival Scheduled By MSG
Parent's Weekend at Mercyhurst for the 1977-78 year has been scheduled for October 8 and 94 It was also agreed upon by ipo MSG that the FalfFestival woulcl be scheduled for the same weekend: M j&The primary reason behind this schedule is the fact that parents coming here in the past have found it difficult to get to know anyone. The campus was usually deserted. Jl Sister M. Carolyn Herrmann, R.S.M., Director of Development, and Jan Gatti, Student Activities Director, are in charge of planning this event. This year unlike last year, the Fall Festival will be held on the same weekend as « Parents Weekend. This was Sr. Carolyn's idea* i SjF f * | "With the Fall Festival on the same weekend, the parents will be able to meet both faculty and administration. They will also get the opportunity to see how their sons or daughters are getting along, f "Jan helped me a lot last fall because I was down to the Hilton for the'Jl50th anniversary celebration. She had to play hostess here." | "I needed someone to get in touch with the students and she was close to them. She is also trying to find a*band for the weekend." The Parents' Weekend date was set I when! the Parents Association Executive Board, Sr. Carolyn. Jan Gatti and f Doug Petroff, a student here, met Members on that board are Mr. and Mrs. Robert Seibel, Mr. and Mrs. John Crowley, Mrs. Joan Duffy, Mrs. Helen Marasco, Mrs. Catherine Mauer, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Smalstig, and Mr. and Mrs. Scepura. * Events scheduled for Fall Weekend are a < soccer game between Mercyhurst and St. Vincent at l:00 p.m., a dinner and dance Satur.day night, a mass in the Chapel Sunday morning with a brunch after. | * j Parent's Weekend is designed to give the parents an idea about the college, } faculty, administration and see now it works.
Awards Presentation Slated For Graduation
The senior winners of - the Leadership Award and the Carpe Diem AwardwUl be announced at the graduation ceremonies on May 29. & %i The nominees for the Leadership Award, which has been in existence for 10 years, are Deborah Duda,_Kent Koch, Patty Mullaugh, Regina Scura, and Sheila Walsh. f £ These seniors best demonstrated the criteria of this award which is \ leadership qualities in his-her years at Mercyhurst, the nominee^ committee felt. The winner will be, chosen by the senior class. "] The criteria for the Carpe Diem Award is any "Graduate who, in his-her years at Mercyhurst College|has exemplified by hisher personal integrity, social competence and intellectual
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habits, the true realization of the college motto." "Seize the opportunity" is both the college motto and the translation of this award. Eileen DelSordo, Deborah Duda, Kent Koch, Patty Mullaugh, and Regina Scura are the nominees for the Carpe Diem Award,! which began the same year as the college. Faculty and administration will choose the winner for this award. $ The nominee committee, which is headed by Mr. E.W. Kennedy, consists of, for this year, Ms. Jean Lavin, Ms. Jamie Yule, Mr. Edward Gallagher, Dr. David Palmer, and Mr. James Lanahan. The senior winners for the both awards will be presented with a silver bowl, Kennedy said.
Graduation Speaker Accomplished Author
The graduation speaker at the 1977 Commencement ceremony will be Bruce Dearing, SUNY professor of Humanities. Dr. Dearing, a native of Corry, Pennsylvania, ^received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Allegheny College in 1939. He was awarded the Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degrees, in English, by the State University of Iowa in 1940 and 1942. He has taught at numerous schools including the University of Massachusetts, Swarthmore College, University of Minnesota, Cornell University, and the University of Delaware. While teaching at Swarthmore, he secured the degree of Master of Arts in Psychology, g? Dr. Dearing was Dean of the School of Arts and Science at the University of Delaware from 1967 to February 1965, when he became President of the State University of New York rat Bingham ton. I In July 1971 he assumed the position of J Vice Chancellor for Academic Programs; on the central staff of the State "University of New|York| | Dr. Dearing served in the United States Navylas an Air Combat Intelligence officer in World War 11, and as an instructor at the Naval Intelligence School during the Korean action. He holds the rank of Captain,
Dr. Dearing |is the % author of some thirty articles and chapters onM literature* and I higher education in numerous scholarly publications' and reputable magazines of general circulation. He is, a member of ivarious professional societies, and has held national offices in several of them. • In September 1976 he accepted the position| at the Upstate Medical Center of the State University of New York ^as University \ Professor of Humanities. I * *
Presenting Mayor Tullio with his tickets to the opening night of the Senior Dance Celebration In the Little Theatre of Weber Hall, Mercyhurst College are Senior Dance students: Allan Kinzie, Patricia Mahoney, Nancy Walker, Karen O'Brien and Denis e Cor bin. Seated is Jeanne Carnes who will open the first night performance as Mistress of Ceremonies, |#" The Affair is a series of ballet productions beginning Sunday May 22 and continuing through May 26, with a different ballet being presented each evening at 8:00 p.m. Admission to all the performances is open to the public free of charge. See story page 3.
To The Editor:
Take Me To Your Leader
Late last summer, according to Air Force officials, a UFO was reported to have landed in the vicinity s of Mercyhurst College. Attempts to locate the landing site have been PAGE 2 THE MERCIAD MAY 30,1977 futile. | Last night my friend, Henry Slobbofsky and Staff Review I were walking by the library when we heard, "Take us to your leader," coming from the f bushes. if \ \ * "Who's there?" said Henry. "Just us Martians," came the reply. 44 Yeah, and I'mfromMars," I said. by Vicki Martinago > £ \ "Where is your spaceship? " asked Henry. Igor Stalsky's THE KEEPERS! is the "Stupid earthlings, just look around you . . . I found it encouraging to see current spring production being presented in What is here that doesn't belong?" We didn't notice anything strange until one that Senator Richard.S.iSchweiker of the Mercyhurst Little Theatre. The entire play takes place within the Lazy of the sides of the Mercyhurst "M" cube Pennsylvania is pushing for a tuition Eight tavern, la run-down neighborhood bar opened up and a little Martian character poptax relief targeted to lower and middle lacking inj flare and paying customers. In a ped out. g fl income families. i desperate attempt to revive the dying tavern, "You earthlings are so dumb. We've got our h George, the owner, places an ad in the own Bermuda Triangle right here!" The bill that Schweiker is proposing newspaper announcing nostalgia night at the "That explains why nobody comes to class is $1,000 income tax deduction or Lazy Eight. anymore, I said. Erica, a former customer of the Lazy Eight, $250.00 tax credit for tuition paid for "Exactly. We're testing to see just how returns that night in order to recapture the apathetic humans are. Our testing has education. good times of the past. I | £ 1 revealed how we can take over. These humans The conflict!between George and Benjie, a just do what we say without a word.' *v f % Present aid is primarily directed at * youth m his early twenties who jj takes ad- •j "How do you! get them over here to this lower income groups eliminating the vantage of George's care and dependence on cube?" asked Henry. ] middle class almost totally. him, is heightened withfthe overpowering in"Simple. All we have to say is 'party' and troduction of Erica. She disrupts the routine they flocktous." , il Schweiker's bill would offer a choice associated with the Lazy Eight and forces "What do you do with all of them? "I asked. between two forms of tax relief. As Benjie to destroy the illusions she has created. "Ask them .who their leader is. No one Benjie forces George to realize his guilty seemstoknow though." •'. Schweiker puts it, "Either a deduction <c idealism and leaves him a broken and before figuring taxable income of up to Henry, who is our leader anyway?" I distraught man. \ t |Rp asked. | $1,000 for tuition paid per eligible inThe audience can relate to these characters "See, I guess we'll havetostay in this cube dividual or second, tax credit of 50 per who are forced to face the bare facts of reality. till we can find their leader." j cent of tuition payments, up to $250.00 Erica captures the theme in her line, "You laughed Henry per individual, which could be sub- have burst my balloon . . . " Don Burger Benjie exclaims to the group, "Your world tracted from federal taxes otherwise is at an end." His wordsj are true; he has owed." f l \ destroyed the illusion and has shown the (ruth to the characters. Theyfhad been relatively Whatjthis means to the middle class content with their "fantasy worldl' but they 4 person at Mercyhurst is that tax must now abandon them. be Tom Edward's George possesses human qualities: he is sarcastic, but yet touching applied to tuition paid. while revealing his inner feelings. He is hurt costs over $4,000 *.m.-b and he realistically expresses his confusion as 1964 the play unfolds. Sun. Hon. Duane Butler's Benjie reveals his character these costs have hadfa shocking inTits. through | external action including nervous crease of 118 per cent. Wed. manners, compulsive movements and sudden Than. outbursts. He remains defensive until he Schweiker's proposal, if passed, is realizes his position and reaches an emotional finally a step in therightsdirection in climax. ] > giving relief | to an abused $ middle | Erica is portrayed by Gloria Will. She is class. vivacious and exhibits an abundance of The Montgomery Room off the main foyer will energy throughout die play, i be kept open for quiet*study each night at the . .aCongratulations to Rick Stalsky reviews the problems of THE discretion of the security force. Bigelow and Deborah Flounders, both KEEPERS. "Directing it has been hell. This is seniors, at Mercyhurst, who will be the^first time we've done seven showsfjn one year. The energy in the department is on its married on August 23. f Also, congratulations to Joe Ster- last leg; a lot of the kids! don't wish to cooperate, but I don't blame them. There have bank, former graduate of Mercyhurst, been allot of internal'problems among the THE MERCIAD The Voice of the Mercv*urtt Cowmgn'tt and Mary Pat McCarthy, a senior cast. I only wish'*that*we had six weeks; of education major. They too will be rehearsal instead of three." Editor: Chris Van Wagenen married on August 23 of this summer. Despite these problems the play, comes News Editor: Gary Wesman Darlene Keith im- . . . To the Class of 77, knowing a together, the main characters are exceptional Feature Editor Mike Phillips in their rolesi and are supported! by (the Sports Editor: Consultant good portion of the graduating seniors, Special Advisory Melissa McMurray ft remaining cast. Photographer: f ft Gary Wesman I can only wish them success in what The production involves commendable^ac„' ; they ever set out to do. After four tings and_ directing aimed at developing the WRITERS AND CREATORS: years of Mercyhurst, I imagine they'll conflicting theme of truth andf illusion. The News Department: John Bruno, Vicki Martinago, Mark Bob Natalo. * be a lot of tear filled moments during play develops this theme and slowly reveals it Cipriani,Department: Bob RDerda, Jr., Terry Kelly, Richard Sports to the audience. this last week. Birmingham. ^ ' i It reaches a powerful climax and instead of . . .fMercyhurst Student GovernBusiness Manager: :'• Lisa Manendo fading to a meaningful conclusion it drags the Faculty Consultant William SheUey x ment elected three new members for action to a slow moving end. The play the college senate. Thepew members becomes uncomfortable and one sits and just The Merciad accepts, in fact encourages, the submission elected are, George Venuto, currently wishes it would go away. of articles, letters, and stories from any and all members of . | the Mercyhurst College community: students, faculty* adthe new president, along with Pat -Overall,! the play just simply lacks action ministrators, trustees, and friends of the school. However. Weschler and Joe NeCastro. Good luck but this does not denounce its contribution or as responsible Journalists we must reserve the following rights: •) ; w to these new senators. $ worth. | j 1. The right to revise copy into standard English; Stalsky comments on THE KEEPERS. "I ... Blue Print III looks as though it want people affected when they walk out. I 2. The right to revise copy Into correct journalistic form; 3. And, finally, the right to revise copy (but not change will pass through both the senate and want it to make some sort of impact. At least meaning) to fit layout design. t the board of trustees. It should be in- people that dislike the play have been _ some in In addition, Letters to the Editor must be signed, must be
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Sunday, Ifay 22, will begin a week long "Senior Celebration" for senior dance majors at Mercyhurst. This Sunday's opening night will feature Patricia Maloney. She's a senior dance major from St James, New York, where she began her study of ballet Even though * her training hasn't been as extensive as the others, Patricia feels her study with Ismet Mouhedin has given her an excellent foundation. This summer she plans to attend the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet School in Carlisle, Pa., after her graduation she intends to continue her study with Mouhedin. The choreography in this opening production was created by juniors, Toni Gennaro and Diane Wawrejko. The May 23 production is produced by, senior Nancy Walker. Nancy studied at the college of St Teresa in Winoma, Minnesota, before coming to Mercyhurst. Her interest is in the historical
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and educational aspects of dance. She plans to enter graduate school this fall to continue her interests; Nancy's choreographers are Karen O'Brien and Christine Cottman Allan Kinzie, a very talented student from : Winchester, * Virginia,h will present his production on May 24. Allan began his study of ballet in 1970. Not long after he enrolled at Point Park Academy for the Performing Arts I under a scholarship . from Nicholas Petrov. « ?p Since his arrival at Mercyhurst he's studied J under Ismet Mouhedin and Marein Dale. Allan? has spent his ilast$two summers in Dallas, Texas, working with George Skibine where he performed principal roles in "Bolero" and "Firebird". The choreographers in Allan's production are juniors Jay Kirk and Tina Stephenson. The May 25 production is coordinated by Karen O'Brien. Karen began her ^training at Mercyhurst three years ago. She views ballet for her. as the complete expression of emotion through movement. Her work as a producer is extremely important to her choreographers as true to their intentions as possible. Seniors Nancy Walker;and 'Patricia Maloney contributed to Karen's program. Thefinalproduction of May 26 is directed by Denise Corbin. Denise has spent three years as a member of the Pittsburgh Ballet Theater before coming to Erie. She is presently teaching at the Martin Luther King Center. After spending a year teaching for the Erie Civic Ballet Company she plans to conduct classes this summer at Mercyhurst. For her production, Denise choreographed Beethoven's "Moonlight Sonata". Juniors Kitty Megin and Bob Mikrat are the choreographers for her production. All performances are free and open to the public. ] |
by Sue Fuss The end of the school year yellow. brings about the need to 1 say When your back grows tired of "good-bye and good wishes' to aluminum tubing and plastic many people and one finds that webbing, I wish you a large old words fall short. tree to lean against What does an ecologist or and When the pop machine takes "eco-freak" say? "Give a hoot, your last dime andforgetsthe don't pollute!" "if you're not a cup, I wish you a smile and a part of the solution, you're part of 'may I help you?' ^ , the problem." Well, not always. Finally, where all around you Hence is what one ecologist once are people demanding your wrote: g 1 choices and decisions, I wish you "My Friend, the knowledge and wisdom to When your eyes grow weary of answer true to who you are. neon signs and burn with pain of Love, a friend." smoke,1 wish you a sunset from a mountain top. It may be very simple and it When your plastic roses may not, be exactly what you require dusting and washing, I want to say, but it does seem to wish you a dandelion, bright and have a universal meaning.
Workshop Riley Awarded Outstanding Education Offered
Mercyhurst College's education division gave its 1977 Outstanding Educator Award on Tuesday, May 17, to Mrs. Catherine Riley, teacher of at North East High School Mrs. Riley was honored at the cooperating teachers dinner, an annual event put on by the graduating seniors in the education division - at Mercyhurst ft The purpose of the dinner is to say thanks to all area educators who have participated in the college's -student teaching program. This year's dinner was organized under the leadership of Mercyhurst students Eileen Del Sordo, Linda Simpson and Timothv Miller. In addition to teaching Latin, Mrs. Riley serves as chairperson of the language department at North East High School and as advisor to the school's student council. >• •. She is also a board member at St. Gregory's School, North East, and an advisor to Saint Mary's College, North East, and President of the North East Teachers Association.
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The Mercyhurst College, in cooperation with East Stroudsburg State College, will offer two workshops June 27 through July 1 in the field of education at Mercyhurst. | The first workshop is, "Introduction to Schools Without Failure." This workshop provides educators as well as juniors and seniors in college for three credits, an opportunity to study |the basic ideas of Dr. William Glasser which are discussed in his books, The Identity Society, Schools Without Failure, and Reality<t Therapy. The I second workshop, "Discipline In the Classroom, takes a positive approach to the problems of discipline. It also offered to educators as well as juniors and seniors for three credits. r ; t $ The cost is $155 for the workshop and pre-registration is June 10. Contact Kathy Skurlong, Program Specialist at Mercyhurst College. 814864-0681.
Mother Borgia and the Sisters of Mercy; Rev. Francis V. Corcoran and Sister Josephine Rosaire, what do all these people have in common? All were foresigh ted "founders and leaders, ana organizations whose establishment they catalyzed about fifty years ago continue to grow even today. Mother Borgia Egan founded Mercyhurst in 1926, recognizing the need for women who have a firm foundation in Christian ideals and academic standards to assume active leadership roles in society. \ Three years later, Catholic Women Leaders, backed by Rev. Corcoran and Sister Josephine Rosaire, realized the further need for an organization to unite such leaders from Catholic women's colleges. Their response was the formation of Kappa Gamma Pi, which is the National Catholic College Women's Honor Society. 4 Kappa Gamma Pi recognizes educated Christian women who demonstrate high academic abilities, a willingness and enthusiasm to participate in service oriented extra-curricular activities, and leadership qualities in church ana civic organizations.
Pieffer Receives St. Catherine's Medal
These qualities, along with faculty support, are the basis for the nomination of a senior student to membership in this society; final acceptance is confirmed by the national Kappa office. Such an honor is bestowed on less than ten per cent of the women in leach participating college's graduating class. Following admission into Kappa, a woman is expected to actively loin with other members in service-based projects. In Erie, such concerns include participation in Gannondale's Big Sister Program on an individual basis and group aide for their intensive care unit, sponsorship of the annual tea for Gannondale residents, as well as numerous other areas of interest. In addition to the honor of induction of several students into Kappa Gamma Pi, this society also awards the St. Catherine's medal to one sophomore, and this year's recipient vis Phyllis Pieffer. * Kapp's patroness is St. Catherine, who symbolizes wisdom, fortitude ana Christian concern. The St. Catherine's medal serves as a means of encouragement to the awardee for continued \ service and leadership. i
INQUIRING REPORTER ASKS:
Seniors: What would
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Sheila Walsh ,ant 10 take the indoor j courts, the loom from the ine lab and all the good I I would like to leave Foods and Woody.
Steve Ryan I would like to take all the people that I've met and all the good memories. I want to leave all my classes.
Ken Brewster I would like to take all the experiences that I've had learning from other people, college life itself and all the women. I will leave nothing except Erie itself. '
* Judv Ma honey I would like to take all the memories especially of sophomore year. I want to leave all the animals that I dissected in Biology class.
Rose Ann Bauer Among other things I would like to take all my friends, and leave all of the all-nighters that I pulled.
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reception of the senior art exhibition Friday, lay 13, in the Richards Room, Zurn Hall. | The award is named for Sister Angelica, professor* emeritus of the art department, as a living tribute to her ^leadership and efforts for/ the' department during its formative years. Chosen by faculty and student ballot, the award is made on the basis of r artistic and creative Senior Tom Hubert accepts the Sister Angelica Senior Art Award. Pictured from left to right is Sister ability as well as the personal Angelica, Dr. Joseph Pizzat, Ernest Mauthe and Tom Hubert* M Photo by Goiy wmmon characteristic $ of f being a
Tom Hubert, a senior art productive and responsible inM s t u d e n t >at M e r c y h u r s t , * w a s dividual. Hubert, as a painter and awarded v the Sister Angelica Senior Art Award for creative ceramicist, had his work inexcellence during the opening eluded in many \ shows both
Hubert Receives Senior Art Award
locally and regionally, and his work is in many private! collections. H While at Mercyhurst, Tom has assumed many leadership roles in student activities, and was on the Dean's List his junior and senior years, f He was also a receipient of several honors * and art scholarships. Hubert plans to continue on to graduate school to earn %a Master of Fine Arts degree. i
Chris Coffey, a senior chemistry] major at Mercyhurst was recently f awarded a fellowship for $5,400 and a full scholarship to Northwestern University graduate school. $ This past fall Chris was given the rare privilege of studying at the Argonne National Laboratory located 25 miles south of Chicago. At the Argonne Lab Chris cud research on various \ chemical compounds and superconductors in connection with energy crisis. The major (thrust of This research was finding superconducters • and i properties of various compounds. From his research came about several papers. Recently he a presented one of his papers before a meeting of the student affiliate group of the American Chemical Society, which was held at the University of Pittsburgh. i^ Chris's research at Argonne will now be carded on by others. In the near future his papers will be published in the "Journal of American f Crystaligraphic Society."! jj M j I ^ Upon graduating from Northwestern, he hopes to I get into some branch , of S organic chemistry i where i he can do research for the federal government. I I | $f I I Christ admis if he had to do it over he'd come back to Mercyhurst. "I got a lot more out of going here then if I had gone to Perm State." ' | ^ H | 1 ^ Reflecting back to the fall, Chris was pleased that Sister Charles Weschler pushed him into applying to study at Argonne. A * He feels one of the strong points of Mercyhurst is ?the student faculty relationship. "If you're having a problem they recognize and get you over the bumps. That just couldn't happen at Perm State," he said. f | When asked what he feels ate the problems of Mercyhurst Chris pointed out the size of his department. "For Physical Chemistry,! the dean said we couldn't have the class because there were not enough students enrolled in the course," he said. He feels the size of his department has been a problem but sees the solution through admissions. "If admissions wanted to they could find students that were going to major tin chemistry. They're not trying to push the science aspects of the school. If someone stumbles across our department, they accept him but they don't seem to be looking for majors in the science-math area," he said, Another problem that Chris pointed out is that the school buys the chemicals, but they won't buy the equipment, the instruments in order to do any worthwhile research. "Today's chemistry is instrumental," he said. Chris CoffeyI graduates next week and is an example that Mercyhurst does produce leaders for tomorrow. • »
Mercyhurst Student Government
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Arts Event Success
% The Arts Connection weekend was an artistic *and esthetic success, from its opening night when the Senior Art Exhibition opened in the Richards Room, to the last pot being sold on Sunday afternoon. I i j Several art students won prizes that were "donated" by local b u s i n e s s m e n : Johnston Cameras, Duggan-Rider, Co.; I Michael Brown Co.; Peg Krider, Chairperson I of the Villa-Maria Art Departments J *$ I Winners were: Karen Kelly,
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Nome lindy Haines Paulo Pizzat Chris Held Patty Kohler Freda Overmoyer Donna Sweeney Maryann Rozas Leslie Eller Pauline Cole Ellen Soisson Chris Filippi Robin Windrow. Vicki Martinago Sue Dots John Gable Phyllis Pieffer Doug Petroff "Snake Wad" * :M Deportment ^^m Low Enforcement Elementary Education Music Biology Social Work • Human Ecology • Theatre • art Psychology , f||fl£| , • Liberal Studies/Undeclared Business Administration Accounting Humanities • • • Special Education Hotel Restaurant Man. Sociology *•'!•• History/Political Science \ Environmental Studies
drawing; Mark Nowak, ceramics; Don Noble, drawing; Judith Gloystein, drawing; Tom Hubert, photography; Darla Malone, drawing; and Dennis Henderson, drawing.! A total of eight art students set up tables to sell arts and crafts, drawings, jewelry etc. and amassea the grand sum of $650. Chairperson for the Arts and Crafts sale was Lisa Kmetz. Faculty advisor was Edward Higgins, ceramicist and jewelry maker. 'JatMmSLki:
The Mercyhurst Hotel Restaurant Management Society will be sponsoring another dinner, entitled "Gypsy Magic." On \ Monday, May 23, the evening will begin with a cash bar at 6:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 7:30 p.m. The setting for the dinner will be at the Erie Yacht Club. 2g J § Q [ "It will be our last dinner of the year and we're going to try and make it our best/ My sous chef (assistant chef) will be James Gool, who cooked for "Evening in Rio," said Mark Nungesser, head chef for the evening. ft The H.R.M. is going all out this time. The Yacht Club will be decorated in gypsy fashion. Entrees will include chicken in a sour cream sauce, shish ke Bab and hungarian goulash. Dinner entertainment will also\ be provided; £ Commented Nungesser, "It will be an experience of a lifetime and I hope to see a good turn out." ' ft * V The cost for the evening is $5.95 per person. For reservations and information on how to get to the Yacht Club, call 864-0681 ext 285.
George Venuto Chris Von Wagenen Joe HeCastro Gerard HeCastro
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Junior Mark Nowak displays some of his pottery during the recent Art Connection weekend held in Zurn Hall. Photo*G«yW«man
SHHK By Terry Kelly sijra^K With two games remaining against Youngstown State, the Mercyhurst baseball team will wrap op their spring season that has been plagued with trouble.
Last week, the Lakers split
both away trips,] losing at California State 14-2, then winning the second game 2-1. They then faced Edinboro, winning the first game 10-0 but dropped the second game 17-6. The Lakers' troubles started when fourfreshmenfailed to stay in school and didn't play this spring. Injuries also took their toll as did various other things that kept them from * really getting started. JPf » In the first game down at California, the Lakers took a two run lead in the top of the first inning, but failed to score the rest of the game, losing 14-2. Kevin Cook and Frank Trigilio were both walked and came around on a number of California misques and a Ken White
sacrifice fly. Cook, Jim DiTullio and Ray Olszewski had the Lakers' only hits, all singles. Craig Nicholson was the losing pitcher. W Gordy Karstedt held California to four hits in the second contest, getting a good relief Job from fellowfreshmanSparty Mills for the 8-1 Laker win. Olszewski \ plated i White, who had tripled to left centerfield with a single to right for the first run in v the third inning. California tied the score in the fourth while the Lakers took the lead for thefinaltime in the fifth inning. • Olsewski led off the inning with a walk, Terry Kelly followed with a single to left and Randy Mink loaded the bases after he was hit by a pitch. Rick Konkolewski followed with a suicide-squeese bunt to plate Olszewski with the final run. In the first game at Edinboro,
Tom Barringer pitched a four-hit shutout and the Lakers pounded out 11 hits in the 10-0 rout. Barringer struck out three Scots while walking two. The Lakers scored three runs in the third, three in the fifth, and four in the seventh. White went three for four with two runs batted in and two runs scored.: Cook was two for four with a triple and two runs scored. Trigilio scored twice and singled. DiTullio singled twice, Olszewski tripled, while Konkolewski and Rick Shaheen both singled and had two runs batted in. The second game saw
Barringer start and surrender only one hit in] his two inning appearance. Then, four other Laker hurlers gave up IS hits and 17 runs to the Scots while the offense could only generate six of their own. Cook singled three times in four plate appearances, with three runs batted in. Mink doubled, .Trigilio and Konkolewski tripled and White. Kelly and Konkolewski added singles for Mercyhurst. -; The split with Edinboro brought the Lakers' record to 10-0 with two games having already been played at Youngstown remaining.
£ Laker Bunts: j M j H § Coach Joe Cook showed his disappointment towards the Lakers' five" rained out doubleheaders which cut his season short. He thought die rainouts might have cost the team a possible chance to qualify for the playoffs. [ Youngstown has accepted a bid to play in the NCAA Division II tournament following their game with the Lakers. Junior pitcher;;Joe Williams injured his knee and didn't pitch against either California or Edinboro and is out for the remaining two games with Youngstown.
•" In their last three games of the season, the women's Softball team came out on top by defeating Villa and Gannon but losing another tough game to Behrend. On May 11, the Lakerettes had 33 bits to down Villa 21-11. Eight off these runs were scored In the last of the eighth inning. Val Ferro was four for five at the plate with a double and a triple. Mary Ann King also doubled and tripled while Diane Masterson and Sue Fagan' notched triples also J Doreen- Kevit, Karen Rudisen and Joan Lindy each had doubles to back winning pitcher Donna DiBartolo. Twelve more hits and a tighter defense brought about a 30-13 win over Gannon last Thursday. Jane Nestor, Cindy Woodley, and King all had home runs for the Lakerettes. Woodley and King also had two singles and a triple while Ferro had three singles and Masterson
Lakerettes Pound Villa Into Ground
Kevit and Joan Mohr. Miss Price stated that she expects to see improvement in next year's team because all nine starters will be returning. The .500 record this year is the best record in the history of women's softball at Mercyhurst. On Saturday, May 14 the Women's Varsity Athletic Association held its annual awards picnic and Jane Nestor was awarded the MVP for the team.
Above, Laker shortstop Terry Kelly is about to complete a throw for a doubleplay in a recent baseball game against Behrend. Kelly received the throw from second baseman Kevin Cook to erase number 7 of Behrend. First baseman Frank Trigilio (27) waits for the throw, to complete the play. Below, Greg VanBrammer, Al Nase, and Frank Dix (left to right) row during a crew practice. They are members of the eight man varsity shell.
Golf Team Take Second
, Joan Mohr, Lindy, DiBartolo and Fagan all had one a piece. Behrend topped the Lakerettes 12-7 with Fagan leading the way with a triple. Masterson and Woodley each had doubles with Woodley taking the loss on the mound. LAKERETTE NOTES: Leaving this year's team for graduation are seniors Doreen
The Mercyhurst golf team, under the direction of Coach Dick Fox, finished this season with an outstanding 46 and 15 won-loss record. The La ker linksters ended with 15 wins and 8 losses in match play and captured 31 victories in 38 tournament attempts. Dave Ciacchini topped the 'Hurst swingers with a 74.2 average. He and Sam Spino, who shot a 76.4 for the year, both earned 6 team
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Mercynurst vs. Grand V o l l e y S t College 1 p.m. I Mercyhurst Boathouse Foot of Sommerhiem Drii
Steve Rutkowski was third best with a 77.7 average. He also owns the lowest score for a single match - a 67. Homer Capotis finished next in line with a 78 while brother Mike shot 78.2. Also adding to the Laker's success were Dave Cousart 78.4, Dan Hedlund and Mark Salvia 80. Last Friday, the 'Hurst clubbed a 631 to finish second to champion Indiana (616) in the District 18 Tournament. Mercyhurst concluded with a fourth place finish in an eightteam field in the Youngstown Invitational Tournament.
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interpretation in the broadest way possible. They say a college should follow its own standard." One ambiguity that applies specifically to Mercyhurst is PHEAA's definition of a fulltime student. "Their guidelines are written for semesters and translated into trimesters," Kidd said. "We are neither, of course, with Intersession and our unique
calendar." PHEAA has already revised a number of its regulations and has tightened up the wording of others. The new guidelines will take effect next fall. Benedict told the Erie TimesNews last week that he will recommend that PHEAA lure more auditors and establish "a definition of internal controls." The report Mercyhurst got from the Auditor General's office last week was a rough draft only and contained no names of
students or specific dollar amounts involved. The complete report will be published next week, Kidd said, and copies will be distrubuted to Governor Milton Shapp, PHEAA Executive Director Kenneth Reeher, area state senators and representatives and the local news media, as well as Mercyhurst. Gov. Shapp will discuss the report with Reeher and, if he decides to direct action, PHEAA will then contact the college.
"AMONG F RIE N DS 77
Mercyhurst Spring Semi-Formal
FRIDAY, MAY 20th RAINBOWGARDENS
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MAY 30# 1977
by Terry Kelly
During this past week, I have looked back to the beginning of the sports seasons and I will try to reflect on the entire yea r in sports. Back in the fall the sports community was introduced to the first edition of varsity soccer under the direction of Coach Dave Shimpeno. » C* The team finished with a 1-5-2 record but progressed all season long. Freshman Gary Weber made the 'Hurst record book by scoring the first two goals ever in the 3-2 loss to St. Vincent. Senior Denny Szkult led the team with three goals, Weber, senior Jose Moguel and freshman Doug Clark all had two goals apiece on the initial season. ^ | ; T I jj| With all the determination and hard play of the relatively young squad, Coach Shimpeno should impress the 'Hurst community with a strong team next fall. < •' The crew teams took on a new look in the fall and raced like a new team by making good showings at meets. New coach Jack Gartner brought in new equipment, a new program, and new personnel in Al Belovaracand Jay Marcinowski, assistant coaches. I l l * f Gartner also initiated the first trip this spring in which the teams went to Washington, D.C. to row on the Potomac River. y J g* 5 « S H In the fall the team accumulated a number of firsts and a lot of high finishes in meets at Marietta, Michigan State and at home against the University of West Virginia. jv :^? This spring the team took the Mercyhurst Regatta, three of three races from Michigan State and the men qualified for the finals for the first time at Marietta. * . t Golf at'Mercyhurst? this year was very productive but wasn't very well known because the golfers don't have any matches around the campus, making it hard for fans to attend, j i In the fall, the team of Coach Dick Fox took the first annual Walker Brothers Invitational Tournament, captured fourth place in the West Liberty Invitational and tied for third with Gannon in the TriState Golf Match. J | y H j * & I ' Steve Rutkowski and Dave Ciacchini led the team throughout most of the fall season. This spring, Fox has the team winning dual matches, placing high in tournaments and doing an overall good job. \ They finished third at Youngstown and Slippery Rock, second at Indiana and first at Edinboro. They also nabbed two second place finishes in tourneys at Ligonier and at Spiedel. \ W: \ , Their highlight of the whole year came just last week when they qualified for the District 18 tournament. They finished second to Indiana (616) with a 631. The women's tennis team lacked fan support in the fall but still went out and played hard in their matches. The Lakerettes made a good showing, finishing third in the Keystone Conference, and the highlight of the season was a marathon match against Gannon which they won 4-3. % 1 J The women's volleyball team also lacked fans due to on campus facilities but Coach Suzanne Jarrett didn't let that bother her team and went out with an optimistic attitude. m k In the matches I watched, the Lakerettes defeated Gannon twice and looked pretty good as Coach Jarrett let her emotions and instructions hang out on the bench, constantly giving encouragement. $ Pot Luck totally dominated the MFL in the fall and wound up the champions with a 20-13 victory over Relatively High in the championship game. ^ J£ I j The basketball team opened what looked like a rebuilding year in fashion on November 8 with a 90-76 victory over the touring Peruvian National Team. This victory showed a balanced attack from the Lakers which would later prove to be important in their regular season. $«?* In tournament action over Thanksgiving, the crew of Coach Fox scored over 100 points twice at the Eisenhower Dedication Tournament to win it easily. Paul Young was the tourney MVP and Ed Jones was on the all-tournament team. £ f|p | ij £ * t f Over Christmas they won five of eight games and continued playing winning ball through January and February. > I | £ I Following the Slippery Rock win, the Lakers' record was 13-7, one win short of qualifying for the district playoffs. , J They defeated Behrend and Frostburg for a 15-7 record and a chance to make the playoffs. This chance came in the form of a playoff with California State for the third position of the four playoff spots. The Lakers downed California 104-90 and went on to face second-seated Pitt-Johnstown, who had already defeated the 'Hurst twice in the regular season.. t. jte k i& -;, ^ They bowed to Pitt-Johnstown 72-69 in a very exciting game which was back and forth the whole time. Coach Fox summed up the season with a very appropriate quote, saying, "We exceeded everyone's expectations; we were a good, exciting basketball team and we made the playoffs; you can't ask for much more than that." \ I \ -< r £ I IP The women's basketball team had a respectable season under Coach Rhonda Carlson and will lose nobody for next year. Sue Fagan, Mary Ann King and Amy McNicholas led the teamfin scoring throughout the season. W '% E V *% \ * ^ I The Hardi's won the women's intramural basketball championship while Riot, S.O.B.'s, Henry's, and Rolling Thunder Review dominated and won shirts in the men's intramural hoop action. The tennis team is still undefeated this spring and their season isn't over yet. Coach Bob Sturm has been pleased with the team's performance so far and has hopes of returning to Kansas City to defend his 1976 National Championship. >& | '' \; I ' i I ? h Richard Birmingham, Bkill Bonds, ajid Phil Dubsky combine with Finnish stars Antero Pulkkinen and Kaj Bagdanoff and Fernando Sotoaguilar of Chile to comprise a solid team. Sub Al Culbertson is good enough to play anywhere else and provides added strength. '\% ? |§£| $ £'-' \ The baseball team this year at Mercyhurst has been like a soap opera. All their troubles began last fall and carried over to the southern trip and.the spring season. *Sp •' I Last fall, the Lakers went 4-8 with over half of the team comprised of freshmen. After the fall term, four of these freshmen decided to pursue other things and announced their release. | S % Coach Joe Cook was then forced to play his Lakers at various positions that were new. The experimental plan took effect on the southern trip where the Lakers won only a few games. J W The spring season brought more problems for Cook in the form of injuries and rained out games. The team never really got rolling because of an injury or a rained out game. ffs& * The team did finish over .500 with an 11-10 record but were hurting being short-handed. \ Coach Janet Price turned her women's Softball team around and ended up her season with a .500 record with five wins and five losses. Coach Price and her squad got fired up at myscomment in a previous Merciad about winning just one more game this season. Somebody had to fire them up and I took it upon myself to do the honors. 1 | ' * W The men's intramural softball champions are Pot Luck and the Family while the women's are still in progress with the Hardi's leading with a 6-0 markJf i * £ * ? T / jj * Obviously there are things that I have missed and I will apologize right now for anything that I have left out. I can truly say that this year has been one of excitement, hard work, long hours, conflict, and all the rest of the things that go along with being a sports editor. ;. ^EI Many times people got on my case about not doing the job, but if the people would realize what goes into putting a sports page together maybe they would see things different. M I was open for criticism the whole year because that is what will make me a better editor and writer. I have learned a lot about the job of editor and I hope this experience will pay off in the future. $ & The year wasfilledwith everything from Soccer to basketball to golf and all the other sports and the way with which Mercyhurst athletes performed. 1 I Pi I saw the emergence of a soccer program at the 'Hurst, the winning of a determined basketball team and the troubles of a baseball team. In between them were teams that went out and played their respective games with the best ability they could. $ I also saw different coaching techniques and how they paid off for their sports. § All in all, the year has been colorful and exciting. I would like to thank all the people who helped me out this year and the coaches for their cooperation. I would also like to extend a special thanks to Otis and Clarabell who have made this year one I'll never forget. . |
Mercyhurst Intramurals Women's Softball
Team Hardi's M&M's Cookie's Crums Heavenly Nighters . . . . . P.H/s Wings AAA BatGirislfl High Flyer s Wins - Losses 6 0 3 1 4 2f 4 3 1 3 1 3 1 5 0 3
Mercyhurst Intramurals Coed Tennis
Team Laughlin Kraus Casali. • Woodruff Sullivan f 1 • • • • Wins-Losses 0 •4 0 1 1 1 4 . •••1 2 0
WOMEN'S INTRAMURAL ;f SOFTBALL SCHEDULE
Sunday, May 22 11 a.m. . . . . . . Hardi's vs. Pappannint Hearts 12 Noon j . Wlnos AAA vs. High Ftyart 1 p.m M t M ' s vs. Bat Girl* N 2 p.m ',. . * . . . P.H.'t vs. MAM't
Wednesday, May 25
5:30 p.m. . Pepparmint Haorts vs. High Fh/scs 6:30 p.m High Ftvari vs. Coakist Crams