Thomas Thompson, has been chosen < Mercy hurst'ft new director of the cooperative education program, which is still

In the planning stages. { Thompson has had extensive background in secondary and higher. education levels. Previously he was a regional coordinator for Cooperative Education at Penn State, and also served as district education coordinator for the Beaver School

was Tuesday, October 11. His office is located on the first floor Thompson's immediate job as *| cooperative education director of Egan Hall His first month will be spent will be to work with various agencies in the college com- meeting members of the community to design the specifics of munity and in conferences^with an advisory board for the purpose the Mercyhurst program. of designing a proposal for the This proposal will then be program. * *£ presented to the College Senate and President Dr. Marion L. After being interviewed by Shane for approval. | •$* members of MSG,*the Senate, Thompson's first day on the job divisional chairpersons, and
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senate President Dr. David Palmer, he was selected Also Interviewing Thompson was Dr. Shane. College Dean Dr. Jerry Trimble* Assistant Dean Ed Gallagher, i and on-campus coordinator Dr. Marvin Camburn, -f ; Those people who Interviewed Thompson described him with such adjectives as "warm, friendly, flexible and per-

sonable.** J He was also cited for his knowledge in Cooperative Education and his •. openminded ness concerning the tentative state of cooperative Ed The Cooperative Education program is designed for students to hold paying jobs in their major fields while attending school Under this plan, the student rotates between terms in school and periods on the job.

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Trio Vies For Nod In Friday Election
On Friday, October 14, Mercy- qualities which will enable her to hurst Student Government will deal with students as well as hold elections for the office of administrators. t I vice-president from 10 to3 p.m. in Ms. Alexander feels she knows Zurn lobby.. J 4 what students want at MercyThree candidates, Steve hurst because she's in contact Prisma, JoAnn Alexander and with them on a daily basis, d| Michael (Jonsey) Jones, will be Perspective students as well as freshmen tell me what they want running for the open position. Sieve Frisina, a sophomore in a school. We must know what accounting major and Egan the students are looking for."* .Scholar, hopes to familiarize the The last candidate. Michael student bodv with both academic "Jonsey** Jones, a senior law policies and activities^ enforcement major, feels that not Said Frisina, "I hope to develop only should the officers bring the optimum communications bet- government to the student, but ween students,/ student govern- also the representatives. ment and administration. "Students must f see their He also feels that he's a good government at work. I feel we organizer. "My term in office can achieve this by using the would progress because of this Merciad as a vehicle of comand the student body will munication between the students recognize my ability." and the government.'* As far as f SAC (Student Jones feels that since he's been Activities Committees) goes, on campus longer t han the other Frisina believes that the position 'wo candidates, he: is more of vice-president *will be very familiar with how the majority of ? the students think and feel on prominent in this area. £ "In order to get things done, campus. there's alot of red tape, we must "I know how a good number of be persistent, take action in students feel on pressing issues bridging the gap and we must which have occurred on this fake the initiative to get things campus." 3 v 95 s | done,** he said. Jones realized that the viceif One thing Frisina stressed was president position will play an ; thai "the student body should get important > part on the SAC committee. out and vote/' The second candidate, JoAnn *'SAC was brought up during Alexander, a sophomore law last year's election, but to this enforcement major and Egan date f have neither seen or heard * ( Scholar, sees the position as a anything about it." chance to inform the students As far as the co-op goes, he about i he power and purpose of feels that the program has its advantages as well as disadstudent government. * * There is a lack off com- vantages. munication here between the "The co-op program can be government and the* students. beneficial to some students, but Freshmen especially, don't will it benefit, all the students? realize the power• which this For instance, what about the law enforcement majors? Are police government possesses.'* Ms. Alexander^ feels \ one departments willing to take the of the important issues is the chance hiring students in these Cooperative Education program. areas without the proper training W f'J "No one knows of the co-op. and qualifications?" Student government is form- Jones is hesitant about me ulating opinions now on the co- program and feels an overall op and unless there's some evaluation is necessary; feedback from students, the *Tm certain that this program government will have toCmake has many beneficial aspects, but this decision on their own. said an indepth study and evaluation Ms. Alexander. \ f / j by all members of the MerJ ^ She also feels that working in (Continued on Page S) admissions 4 has given her

Wednesday, October 5, bet- morning when the maintenance ween 2 and 8am., the game room crew came on duty. in the basement of McAuley Hall Four pinball machines were was vandalized. Thieves made damaged,?with glass broken In off with an estimated $200in coins three of them. A cigarette and cigarettes. machine also was broken into. !? Apparently no one had heard Security Chief Will Sydow was anything during the night and the called immediately, along with damage was discovered that security officers Sgt. Bob Bedlow

and John Pratt. Whether it was a student or not no one knows. " If another door had been ajar, it could have been someone from outside the campus," Sydow said, "This is a personal guess, but I don't think it was a student. The students seem pretty nice here."

Sydow also-noted that there What tests were taken by the isn't much of this particular type Erie police is not known. £ of damage done by the students. "Once city police get a case,** noted Sydow, "It's theirs. What After security had in- tests they took, I have no idea." vestigated, the Erie police were Although the students have not then called in around 8:33 a.m. A been found guilty, the game room patrol car responded to the call has been cleared of all machines, and upon seeing the damage, sent and it may be awhile before more are installed. 'M >l for the detectives.

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THEMERCIAD Staff Editorial OCTOBER 1A 1977
Let me begin by saying that this is Hot meant to be a personal attack upon either JoAnn Alexander or the author of the editorial in question. I will take issue only with the editorial itself, as there is plenty to take issue with. I was greatly confused and disturbed by the "File Now" editorial published in last week's Merciad. At best, it was pointless and rambling; at worst, it was a cheap partisan trick. I t I a m still not clear about what the purpose of the editorial was. What seemed to begin as a plea for student involvement ended up sounding Mike a shouting endorsement of the only candidate in the race for vice president of-the Mercyhurst Student Government. As a student newspaper,-funded by the entire student body, The Merciad has no right to endorse candidates in student government elections. This principle is grounded in long-standing custom and fundamental fairness. Despite this principle, the editorial in The Merciad went ahead and delivered the strongest non-endorsement en- dorsement I've seen in three years at this school (and that includes a lot of partisan writing). If we are kind and assume that the editorial was an innocent attempt to get students involved in the election, I would say that it failed at its purpose. By "endorsing" one candidate, the editorial effectively discouraged any would-be candidates from choosing to run. When the edge has been given away by the college paper, who's going to fight it? ;, I won't go deeply into other inaccuracies in the editorial! beyond taking exception with the suggestion that the three present student government officers were elected on a ^ As one of the persons responsible for the creation of the student government election system (for better or worse), I can state as a fact that there are no such things as tickets, that the idea of tickets was turned down when the%J election system was being designed; and that George Venuto, Joe NeCastro and Gerard NeCastro were elected j independently and as individual persons, running for individual jobs. The freedom of the editorial page is not a freedom to be abused or used foolishly. "File Now" is a witness to such foolishness and I hope I will witness no more of it in the remainder of the year. Jrf lr% \ Sincerely, 1 Patrick Weschler

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Last week's editorial concerning the special election for vice president of the Mercyhurst Student Government ("File Now," October 7) struck quite a few raw nerves. Particularly upset were several members and former members of MSG, who felt that the final/our paragraphs mounted to an endorsement of Jo Ann Alexander, who at the time was the only registered candidate. We won't argue the connotations of that section, but we will contest any statement that The Merciad, or any college newspaper, cannot endorse candidates for student government offices. | X» v As a general rule, we admit college papers in pur position—funded by all students through tuition—do not endorse candidates. Most don't, but lots do. It has been the policy of The Merciad in the past not to. Well, we're changing thai policy. We feel we are not violating any journalistic principles by doing so. {*.£ v We were, told we cannot back the candidacy of one student over another because we are financially supported by all. .; 1 / r Extend that argument for moment. Students are not billed directly in their tuition for the newspaper; our budget is allocated by the administration, which can choose to give The Merciad, one dollar or one million dollars or anything in between. $ ^ Are we therefore prevented from editorializing for or against administration policies? On more practical grounds, there remains the fact that we try to give all candidates a fair shake and more. We run a news story identifying all candidates and allow them to state their reasons and credentials for running for office. We run their pictures. We open a special section of the paper for letters in which the candidates can further explain their positions and qualifications. Since all Mercyhurst students are funding The Merciad, we feel we are being paid to do a professional job: To objectively present all candidates and viewpoints, and then to choose the best of them, as we see it, on the editorial ; page.f ? f 1 & * -t * >

Do you plan to vote for a vice president? Today is election day and by God we're going to find someone qualified y for that position. | I All three candidates have had "zero" as far as exg perience goes in student government. What do they have going for them? Willingness to devote both their time and effort in | making a better student government. Let's take for example Steve Frisina. ^ ; | Mr. Frisina has expressed a desire to be part of that elite class, M.S.G. To do this, he must give up his spot on . t h e Mercy hurst tennis team after just making it. Frisina says he's willing to give 100 per cent to the M.S.G. clan. Next, there's Jo Ann Alexander. Jo Ann has told me that she is really anxious to be involved. This is admirable and like Steve, she wishes to serve the government to her fullest extent. \'n Finally, Michael Jones, known to most of us as "Jonsey." Mike plans on giving up soccer, a sport he enjoys, just to be involved in the M.S.G. swirl. Yes, M.SJG., the big wheel of the Mercy hurst daily circus. People are actually overwhelmed these days with these three capital letters. Jf • Though I'd hardly compare M.S.G. with the U.S.S.R., U.S., or the F.B.I., they certainly do have some power. How much? That my friends is a mystery to me. J Serving as a representative, secretary and vice president, I can't say that I saw much power, but it is there, we Just never used it. % The position of vice president is an important one and jvl'm sure no one individual wants the responsibility of picking a vice president, v jL The fact remains through, that all of us here at the 'Hurst, has a responsibility in picking a competent person for this position. If you'feel strongly about student politics, then I urge you to get out and vote. Use the power of the vote to your advantage. \ * | There is of course that minority who will totally bypass the election booth in Zurn Lobby. This minority has little concern with politics and there's little I can say to them except, don't complain!! I Remember too that all of us are represented by a handful of individuals who call themselves M.S.G. 8 | We put them there last spring and the position of vice president is once again on our shoulders. Both the officers ['.and the representatives are there to serve us and they can [j do it one of two ways, good or bad. if In the end though, whoever wins has been placed there by us and will serve to May of 1978.) * '• ;t In reply to the editorial submitted to us by Mr. Patrick Weschler, I have this to say. If I recall correctly Mercyhurst is not the first college to go ahead and endorse a candidate. In fact, if you go down to Perry Square you'll find a small, but established campus known as Gannon College. Correct me if I'm wrong, but it wasn't that long ago when Gannon went ahead and endorsed candidates in their student government elections. We are not here to oopy the Gannon Knight (Gannon's school newspaper), but this was something we felt very strongly about as a staff. j JL All of us are entitled to our opinions and you, Mr. Weschler, are entitled to yours. We have a new policy here at the Merciad. What is it? As of the October 7 issue of the Merciad, we will not- think once, twice or three times about endorsing any candidate whom we feel can and will do the job sufficiently to serve this student body. * * It is always in the best interest of the student body to do such a thing, but in this case there were no other candidates. You feel that this is a tampering of the student government system and also that we are abusing our power. Well to that 1 can only say one thing and that's that we are here to serve the students and we believe we're doing our job. *

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The Academic Policies Committee of the Mercyhurst College Senate would like to take this opportunity to invite all members of the college community to each and any of .. this year's meetings. * ; We feel it is vital to gain everyone's input with regard to any issue brought before the committee to get a more accurate picture of what is right for Mercyhurst. J The Academic Policies Committee has the authority to study and recommend policy affecting every member of the community: general ^graduation requirements, academic standards, existing academic regulations and programs, both credit and non-credit. | ^ Academic Policies also has responsibility for approving changes in the basic structure of the academic calendar, changes in the grading structure, exceptions to academic regulations and periodic evaluations of" all learning programs, including renewal of majors and guidelines for establishing new majors. • ^ The committee will also hear all academic appeals and rule on them. J \'^ [ Presently the major issue with which the committee is dealing is the proposed Coopera tive Educa tion program. If passed, Cooperative Education will give Mercyhurst a new look. ^£ ^ v; If anyone would like to find out more about the program or voice an opinion on it, please at tend the next meeting of the Academic Policies Committee. It will be held Thursday, November 3, starting at l;p.m. in the Richards Room. \ Gerard NeCastro Student Representative, > Academic Policies Committee (The Academic Policies Committee is; recognized as possibly the most influential governing body at Mercyhurst College. The Merciad urges community attendance at all committee meetings.) £| 5v I

Change. ' I The word too.often strikes fe$r in the minds of many: "Why now, what's wrong with things the way they are? It'll never work!" The protest goes on until the advocate of the new breaks down or, at best, compromises and everyone is again confident and secure. How many times have we seen the circle here at Mercyhurst? Even the most liberal among us wince at changes that might deviate from the path of 51 years of tradition, of "class." Mr. Norman Barber has proposed a new plan for the work-study program and it looks like he is going to have a big fight putting it through. ? ' „ _ , , Barber wants to take away some of the false confidence and security of an assigned job. He wants to eliminate the assurance to supervisors, of so many good, reliable workers (always less than requested). % y And what is he offering? Job hunting, qualifications, and (gasp) maybe even interviews. 1 There are visions of. 1000 students running to the traditionally "easy" work-study jobs—those for which you are paid $2 an hour to do your homework. But there are other visions. Of a student accepted for a job he really wanted and tried to get. Of a student working at a job where he is learning something he can use in the future, y # . It is time to drop some of the securities of the workstudy program. It is time to exercise some job hunting and hiring techniques. _ *u * # w Maybe the only assurances we have are that it has worked before, and confidence in our own desire to land a job we want. But often we're not offered even that much.
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The election for vice president of MSG also bears on another issue of considerable importance to Mercyhurst students. That is the recently formed Student Activities Editor r . . Chris Van Wagenen Committee. ?" News Editor Gary Wesman k SAC was formed so that student government could Feature Editor ........... Darlene Keith delegate the planning and execution of student activities % Sports Editor W " Terry Kelly to a select group and move on to other concerns. Graphics and Layout: Melissa McMurray, Darlene Keith, t Hopefully, SAC will become an extremely important Gary Wesman and Terry Kelly. ' *gj and largely self-reliant organization. But that will depend Typists JoAnn Alexander and Jocelyn Piccuta* upon the amount of interest and effort its members put inWriters and Creators: John Bruno, Vicki Martin ago, Bob to it. It is encouraging to note that five commuters have Derda Jr., Mark Cipriani, Chris Tomczak, Mary Mahon, already volunteered to work on the committee. MSG parAmy Chiimadia, Denise Moles, Sue Fuss, Maryann ticularly wanted the "day hops" to assume a greater role Ferraro, Richard Birmingham, w Lisa Manendo, Judy in campus activities. Anania. * i The new vice president will sit in on all SAC meetings, Photographers Sue Carlson and Randy Mink as will Activities Director Jan Gatti. Business Manager % Lisa Manendo The vice presidential election will be held all day Friday, October 14, in the Zurn Hall lobby. All students Faculty Consultant.,-. .. . <. 1.... William Shelley are eligible to vote. Please do. " Art Miter. ., • . . /»• ,Y. Patrick Dunn
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Upon coming to Mercyhurst College the first priority of a student may be chugging more beer than anyone else in the school. All comedy aside, the first priority should be academics. The second ^priority for many students is physical fitness. ;:§ £1 Physical fitness may be achieved through varsity sports, intramural sports, or just physical activity in general; the last of which may be achieved through the use of the Campus Center. The Campus Center is therefore the focal point of this editorial. & We realize that the Campus Center has strengthened our needs for a recreational facility which we did not have m previous years; but will the students ever be permitted to use this facility at reasonable and convenient times? Here are a (few of the grievances held by many concerning the Campus Center: J Varisty sports may only be using part of the center, yet the entire center is off limits to students. Example: The gym and weight room a r e two separate facilities, yet when one is in use both are off limits. Friday is an active day for many students because of the upcoming weekend and many students seek (Continued on Page 3)
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"Oh, Calcutta!", the controversial and successful Broadway play that has been entertaining and worrying some audiences since its inception in 1969, played at* the Warner theatre for one performance on October*; 11. Erie city officials attempted to ban the production from taking place, but the district court refused 4o hear "their appeal. The play is making a national tour despite attempts by middle America Jto stop it before the curtain is raised. For example. Cleveland Mayor Ralph Perk and members of his anti-pornography campaign |threatened to arrest the play's cast and members of the aucuence if the event were to take place in their city. Basically, "Calcutta" centers around a series of skits involving love and sex relationships, with a heavy emphasis on satire. The play does offer a few simulated sex scenes, some with nudity and some clothed. I \ t Critics ihave called the play "trash", but some have found artistic and "redeeming social" value in it. Along with the song and dance routines, the play does offer a critically acclaimed ballet. ^f| : | The play should enjoy moderate success as long as the air conditioning isn't left on.^^j "Calcutta had stiff competition for those in town who preferred to stay at home and watch television. The opening game of the 1977 World Series took.place on the same evening, pitting the National League pennant winning Los Angeles Dodgers against the perennial American League champion New ?York Yankees. ,- i At press time, the game was hours from getting underway. However, the Dodgers and their starting pitcher Don Sutton were odds on favorites to defeat the Yanks and their starter Don Gullet in game one. The Dodgers are also favored to win the series. This reporter, although no Jimmy the Green, but Johnny the Italian, concurs with those odds and predicts L.A. to win the opener 7 to 3 and the series in six games. From fDraper, jUtah, comes a story about the growing interest in polygamy in the'western U.S. According to what was gathered from organized? polygamous groups, the figures range from 20 to 30,000 strong, members-wise. A Mr. Ervil LeBaron, who heads the Church of the Lamb of God, a polygamous sect, is believed by the law to be responsible for the murder or disappearance of about nine persons. LeBaron stated that he has been "anointed to run the world" and that it is his right to execute anyone who disagrees with him. LeBaron is still at large. President Carter signed into law a bill which could result in the loss of eligibility in veterans benefits for some 16,000 vets of the Vietnam era; whose discharges were upgraded. ' The new law requires a?caseby-case evaluation to determine eligibility. Carter considered vetoing the bill, but decided that it would help most vets in the long run. Remember Mark Rudd and the Weather Underground? No, they weren't a successful Rock group of the late sixties, they were an organized group of people who headed antiwar protests of that same era.E I •/ Rudd iand his "Weathermen" were responsible for organizing student riots ; and antiwar demonstrations, including the student takeover of] Columbia University and the violent Chicago "Days of Rage" protest in 1969. | I wRudd quietly turned himself in a couple of weeks ago in New York after being "on the lam" for nearly eight years. <> A According to sources, the Weather Underground received support from Cuba and North Vietnam 1 during the antiwar movements heyday. ? However, no support was drummed up from the U.S.S.R., China or East European communists. £

Bukowski Conducts Workshop
A self-awareness workshop, intended basically for freshmen, will be conducted by Mr. Gary Bukowski, director of the Career Planning office. It will be held on October 11 and 12 at 3 p.m. in the Montgomery room of the LRC. The first of these areas is basically general, but important for the student. Each pupil should have a clear understanding of themselves in such aspects as aptitude, abilities, interests, resources, limitations, ambitions and their causes. The second area deals with a knowledge of the requirements and conditions of success, advantages and disadvantages, compensations, opportunities and prospects in different lines of work. H The last area deals with {the true reasoning of the two areas mentioned a b o v e This will enable the student to become better aware of what he must do in order to achieve his goal. This will also enable the student to prepare himself for employers who establish their requirements and restrictions. $£~1 The benefits of this workshop are numerous, but the primary goal is to familiarize the student with the availability ) of employment in their respective field, and to test their initial interest. Some of the questions that will be £ discussed a t the workshop are: What is your philosophy on life? Do you want a particular job just for money? Will you be willing to further your education in the career if the need arises? Enrollment is limited to 20 pupils per session. You can register at the Career Planning Center, 204 Old Main. If these meetings go well and additional ones are required, then the Career Planning Center will not hestitate to sponsor more.

After the long trek across campus, and the long dumb up the many flights of steps in the LRC, some of us are too tiredtostand.

Learning Continuum Unites Young And Old
A new program is organizing that unites the children, young adults and older citizens of the Mercyhurst community. The Lifelong Learning Continuum, -established in 1974, unites the Mercy Center of the Arts, Mercy Montessori School, St. Luke School, Mercyhurst Prep, Mercyhurst College "and the Mercy Center on Aging.i 3j Many of the goals involve long range planning, but some have been;* incorporated into the educational system this academic year. One example shows St. Luke's eighth grade taking freshmen algebra and English at Mercyhurst Prep, while Prep students take advantage of courses offered at the college. • | Maryf Andres, administrative assistant to the Continuum, remarks. "The Continuum isn't here to develop more work, it is 8 used to utilize all the resources available within the institutions." She acts as intermediary between those interested in taking advantage of the Continuum and those institutions with the resources to help. ,'. A simple example involves Prep's (.need of a substitute theology teacher because of*a faculty illness. One of the theology professors of the college was contacted and is now offering services to Prep. Numerous other programs are in the developmental stage-and will soon be instituted into the lifelong learning process. > The Continuum desires to create programs that will allow all groups and age levels to share, communicate and contribute to lifelong learning.

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"I'm not going to vote because I don't know the candidates personally. The confusion over the filing deadline and who was going to run turned people off. That's part of the reason I'm not going to vote."

Don Lydon i "I will vote, and I've narrowed my choice to two of the candidates. I didn't know there was going to be an election until I saw the posters hung around campus. No one really cares about the erection. No one says alot about it, let's put it that way. I don't know the qualifications or even what the vice president's job does."

Paul Laurito I haven't thought about the election too much, although 1 plan to vote. I take the elections seriously, it's just that I haven't had time to look into this one yet. I'll ask around for other people's opinions and try to work out my own before I vote."

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More changes are in store for the Mercy hurst work-study and student-aid programs according to newly appointed Director of Financial Aid,; Mr. Norman L. Barber. W Some changes have already taken place in the form of new time sheets and work-study certification cards. The new time sheets require the student to supply* their name, social security number, position, and the period of work. In addition each student must secure a certification' card containing specimen signatures of both supervisor and student for comparison to time sheets. "A time sheet is, important," said Barber. "No one can sign your time sheet but you.** He feels that it is important for students to realize the regulations put on employers for accurate information concerning payroll. Barber said that the new system has not put any extra strain on paperwork and that most students and supervisors

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Have you ever felt you needed help with your courses but were afraid to ask? Well, you aren't alone. I think we've felt that way at one time or the other. I know I have, but this year I decided to get help. I found the extra help I needed through PACE tutorial program. Just walking into the tutoring office was difficult to do. First of all, I was afraid my instructor would find out and look unfavorably on me. S3 Secondly, r though my tutor would look down on me. I kept r thinking "What if the tutor is someone I know." My fears, however, were quickly dispelled as soon as I walked through the door. 1 f£ I learned that tutoring is kept confidential if the student desires it to be. Also that instructors often recommend that their students take advantage'of the tutoring service. You can't imagine how relieved I was. And to top that off, I found out that the tutors) are not only willing to help you whenever you need them, but they are really nice. 5 I> I've never regretted getting help, but do regret that I waited so long. So, if any of you are thinking the way I used to—forget it. Get help. Don't risk the chance of failing. Take advantage of not only tutoring, but reading, writing and mathematics, labs as well. K > You have nothing to lose and everything to gain.
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Strange Happenings Occur In Sesler 122

Give up? These descriptive words describe Sesler apartment 122. The home-sweet-home of Gordy Karstedt, Rick Konkoleski, Craig Nicholson and Rick Shaheen.r When asked how they arrange the cooking and clean-up duties the guys of Sesler 122 chuckled. "We try to have a system, but it doesn't work too good," laughs Shaheen. "We usually decide by tossing a coin!" > " The guys were very willing to relate the following embarrassing story of a freshman friend. "After telling ghost stories i about the college, a frightened freshman decided to sleep on the floor," they explain. "But through the night he got really scared so he came running into the bedroom to be with us! i These guys do have a reputation for scaring . people.

One night with Halloween masks covering their faces they were seen stalking the campus growling and frightening innocent girls. The next question received an interesting reply. "What is the craziest thing that has happened in your apartment recently?" Apartment 122 reflects, "Oh yeah, when one of us (who will remain nameless) pushed a certain girl out the window!" This curious reporter is unable to confirm all the circumstances surrounding the second .floor fall, but it appears that no one was hurt or injured! A general opinion of apartment 122 was their growing fear of invasion by the freshmen. "They eat our food, they take our beds, but we do have a good time!" admits a concerned party. It seems like a hectic and crazy life living in Sesler 122. But when asked if they liked the apartment, the general comment was, "Hell, yeah!" T So that ends the short and happy |story of "Tilman," "Knuckles," "Nickles" and "Shaboob."

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By Gary Wesman Some inside maneuvering cleared the way for Dave Maries to be named temporary assistant activities director on Monday, October 5, but could not land him a fulltime position at the college. The appointment of Maries, who has worked in,the Student Union without pay as a business intern since September, 1976, had been held up nearly a month over hiring and iinancial aid guidelines. A way of sidestepping the problems for the time being was devised at the October 5 meeting of the Mercy hurst Student Government. MSG, acting on the advice of Student Services Director E. William Kennedy, voted to open the temporary position through the end of the year. It calls for Maries to work 30-40 hours per week, the same as his present schedule, at $2.50 an hour. It is not yet certain that Maries will be able to keep the job after December 31 The college will hire a fulltime, salaried assistant activities director next January. Although the position reportedly will be designed with someone of Maries' credentials in mind, Maries himself probably will be one course short of his graduation requirement at that time. Activities Director Jan Gatti will draw up a job description at a later date. Maries told The Merciad he will apply. ' a Prior Commitment The interim job was created for the purpose of giving it to Maries as partial! payment for a commitment made last spring. Maries was then completing the first year of his internship working 30-40 hours a week in the Union for which he got six credits. MSG originally wanted to appoint him fulltime \ assistant^ and tentatively allocated $5,000 in budget discussions held during the first meeting of fall term. Payment was to begin, in January, 1978, and run through June. |^i r The money was not approved, however.; One objection was ?that the college cannot appoint a person to a salaried position without going through proper procedures-—writing a Job description, interviewing candidates, following Affirmative Action guidelines, etc. And since some of the proposed $5,000 was intended to be a reward, or back pay, for earlier work, MSG would not approve such a large sum if it could not be sure Maries would get the job. Some members objected to including any "back pay," saying that doing so would be unprofessional. I ' Aid Attempts The problem became Jmore tangled with attempts to fund the assistant directorship through financial aid. • * Kennedy found that a special category of college-sponsored jobs, under which Maries would have qualified, was discontinued last spring in anticipation of the state audit of Mercy hurst grants. Money for student aide jobs was returned to the general financial aid budget, Kennedy said, when possible student abuses iof the program were discovered. The first three weeks of fall term passed as Kennedy and MSG, both engaged in other large projects, looked for a solution. Meanwhile, Maries continued to put in his regular shift in the Union, this time without pay or course credit. "I understand the reasons it (the appointment) got held up," Maries said.. "It came down to the changing of the governments. Nobody wants to get charged with that kind of commitment; they had to look at it awhile." "To be kept in limbo so long, though . . . Sure, it's hard." It was finally agreed that Maries would get the temporary job and that the college would hire a salaried assistant director next January. The college and MSG each have appoint other students to comThe latter will pay $3,500 pledged $1,500. A total of 400 mittees of SAC's own design. through next June, and' $7,000 subscriptions must be sold for £ All SAC decisions wm be annually. Praeterita to break even; if it subject to MSG approval, but Glib does not, MSG will pay the several members repeated Although he was not mentioned deficit. earlier statements that they want by name until acceptance of the The- college currently is SAC to prove capable enough to proposal „ was/ all but certain, reviewing three bids for become nearly self-reliant. Maries was the obvious subject. publisher. \ Another idea, one not met < MSG members giggled and |£ —the cheerleaders. President favorably, was to staff SAC exchanged knowing smiles as George Venuto reported that the through a general student body Kennedy '%* outlined the cheerleading squad will be election. qualifications for • a t job budgeted entirely '.through the Five commuter students have description which he said "might athletic department, starting volunteered to work on SAC, fit only one or two people in the next year, and that this year's Venuto reported. All students, whole world." * budget differences will be picked including MSG representatives, When the pantomine ended, up by the college. are eligible. though, Kennedy emphasized —advisors.* Kennedy was that other qualified candidates unanimously reelected as adundoubtedly will appear on the ministrative advisor; the group scene before January 1. decided to invite faculty advisor The college cannot show candidates Dr. Frank Hagan and favoritism in hiring, he said, "no Robert Zapf to the next meeting matter how much we happen to before choosing between them. be rooting for an individual we Results were not known at EDINBORO ; t know and have in mind." presstime. J, 109ErfeSt. * . . . . ; . A .734-5640 Maries seems to be satisfied NORTH EAST —SAC. Venuto and Jan Gatti 9 W. Main St.. jfoli".. k,. & ..,,,,. ^ 725-4792 with the arrangement, although proposed a Student Activities WEST i i he cannot afford to be quite so Committee composed of four (Oakwood Plaza) glib about it. I officers screened by the 2609 Ookwood . •.v. .. •h-ji-i- ?fil 864-7513 IN TOWN , "I think Dave got discouraged executive council and approved 2808 State St........,-^ . . . . . . A .*. . 452-3606 at times," said Ms. Gatti, "but by a vote of MSQ. EAST * « I'll say this: He did a lot of work Lawrence Pork The SAC officers, under the 4202Maln . . . . . » _ . , £ ; . . . . . . . . 8 9 9 3 1 3 5 for the amount he got paid. proposed plan, would be free to "Dave was begrudged anything he did, because he got (course) credit for it," she PHONE BUSINESS 3024 Pine Avenue continued. "Overall, he worked 456-2508 Erie, Pa. ? 6504 out pretty well; you could always count on him in a pinch." %. C. Mreahron ewelers Jnc. hrs. Splitting the two positions will save MSG about $400 over the 1977-78 academic year. The 8 Free Ear Piercing Diamond administration also has agreed to with the purchase of 14 KT. Gold help bear out the cost. From now on, MSG will get half the revenue EARRINGS brought in by the' Union game machines, a figure expected to be 00 Gifts Special about $2,500 yearly. \ Other Business rav Specializing in Double Piercing £fig Other items dealt with at the October 5 MSG meeting included : —the yearbook. Praeterita will indeed be published this year, and distributed next fall.

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(Continued from Page 1) hurst community is essential. With all three candidates in the running, Friday sees more than just a victory. There's something at stake here, something that MSG representatives and officers are scared about and that's that a qualified individual is elected.

Ice Cream Social Set For Oct. 20

For those who like their bingo a la mode or their ice cream by the truckload, the Student Union will hold the first annual Mercy hurst Ice Cream Social Thursday evening, October 20, in the Back Porch Cafe. J Special events will include bingo games from 8-11 p.m. and an ice cream eating contest that will cap the evening. •For spectators, there will be ice cream on sale in nine flavors: chocolate, chocolate chip, chocolate mint, chocolate marshmallow, vanilla, cherry vanilla, strawberry, pistachio and peanut butter. Cones will cost 25 cents, sundaes 55 cents and banana splits 75 cents. It will cost $1.25 to enter the ice cream eating contest, which will begin at 11. First prize will be a $25 gift certificate for the winner's choice of clothes, food, or records Prizes also will be awarded in the bingo competition. There is no charge to enter. - Signs and posters announcing the Ice Cream Social should-be posted by the end of the week. Sign-up sheets will be available in the Student Union office. "Everyone is excited about working on this," said Activities Director Jan Gatti. "It should be a lot of fun, and the prizes are good ones. It's definitely a first. Workers for the Ice Cream Social are members of the union staff and volunteers Amy McNicholas, Sue Date and Donna DeBar tolo.

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- (Continued from Page 2) recreation after a week of study. So why is the Campus Center closed? $ 1^ A commuter who may spend most of his da v on campus has no chance to use the center because of the limited hours. j , , . Many times when the Campus Center is open, no one is on duty a nd access is nearly impossible. ] During the weekends, library and center hours coincide, forcing the student to choose one or the other. Example: Saturday, library hours are 12-5 p.m. Student center hours are 12-4 p.m. : * J J-\ The Campus Center is open only 34.5 hours a week. This is equivalent to one and a half days per week, or less than five hours per day (mostly at night). Remember, this is five hours a day for 1500 students. * 'i ^ Since problems are not solved by criticisms alone we suggest the following: ^. ' * Since the Campus Center is presently staffed from 9-4 p.m., why not open it from 9-4 p.m. to students and faculty aiike? Considering that work study plays a big part in staffing the Campus Center, why not have students working from 7-11 p.m. nightly? , Exceptions to these hours may be Sunday because of religious convictions. t The purpose of this article is not to downgrade* the Campus Center. The hard work and effort put into the center is greatly appreciated. Yet the students and faculty must be made aware of the problems concerning the Mercyhurst community. *v* fil . ._ . . . _. All suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Please direct them to: P.O.S.O.M. Box 53, McAuley Hall, or Room 306 McAuley. I Names Withheld

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Our attention was drawn to a letter dropped into the suggestion box at the LRC sometime last week. It asked, Does The Mereiad run free student ads? Could it hurt (if we did)? and Does The Mereiad accept freelance student journalism? ^ k ':The answers are no the first question and yes to the second and third. ] Sorry, but we run only paid ads and, boy, would it hurt to run free ones. At last glance our budget was in its terminal stages and the thought of giving away freebies a pa lis us, fra nkly. On the other hand, The Mereiad does carry a small-notice service that very few people are aware of or choose to use. For 25 cents a line we will run notices, birthday or holiday greetings, marriage proposals and other nonsense. The items are printed in agate (small type) and placed in a box somewhere in the issue (but not on the front page or editorial page). % The messages we get usually run four lines or fewer, and the whole thing costs maybe a buck. f As for freelance students journalism: We not only accept it, we entourage it. If there is a story we missed or did not cover thoroughly enough, feel free to contribute. * The only restrictions we place on unsolicited copy are the same as those we impose on staff stories. 'We reserve the right to edit and rewrite into standard journalism form, and we will hold off publication ^ I, JoAnn Alexander, am rununtil all statements and claims made in a story are confirmed. » ning for the position of vice All material must be signed and submitted by Monday for president of Mercyhurst Student Government. I am a sophomore publication the same week. & law enforcement major and also But if you have talent for writing and reporting and wish to remain a an Egan Scholar. freelance journalist, we suggest you do not stop by The Mereiad office The position of vice president is in person. We will coerce you Into working fulltime; we kidnap, if one of major responsibility which necessary | will require much time and ef^ fort. This is due to the fact that one of the primary duties of the Other notices and correspondence received in the past week: The education division announced that any student who plans to vice president is to handle all student teach during either winter or spring term, 1978, must submit issues and problems which the president cannot because of an application form by Saturday, October 29. I ., y matters of-, higher priority or Applications are available in the office of James Infantino and in the simple lack of time. office of the education division secretary on third floor, Old Main. Contrary to t what many members of the 'Hurst comThe next scheduled concert in the Back Porch Cafe will feature munity may -think, student singer-pianist Michael Lewis on Tuesday, October 18. Lewis played government does not exist for the sole purpose of initiating student one of the best-received of last year's Coffeehouse concerts. Lined up for the next two weeks are "Bottom Dollar" on October 25 activities. Although they do play a major role in the organization and Bob Franke on November jfc of such happenings, the governThe Sunday movie, to be shown at 2:30,7:30 and 9:30 p.m., October ment members concentrate on a 9, is The Bingo Long Traveling All Stars. \ | J variety of different areas which • A special event, an ice cream social, is scheduled for Thursday, Oc- effect each* member of the student body. h tober 20, starting a 18 p. m. (see story on page 5). Two t major issues *MSG is Included in the event are bingo contests with prizes and an ace cream eating contest. The political science department has begun elections for student representative to its Student-Faculty Policies Committee, v - | i The committee makes all basic policy decisions affecting the department and its programs. It is composed of three faculty and three students, all with equal voting power. The department's representative to the Mercy hurst Student Government is automatically a member. .-J £ i As of this writing there are now Nomination forms are due in Dr. Michael Erisman's office on Thur- three candidates imthe running sday, October 13. k ,&L for the office of vice president of the t Mercyhurst £ Student The College Senate made its final selections for standing committee Government. My name is Steve Frisina, I reside at McAuley Hall ill-: itions at its Thursday, October 6, meeting. The following persons and I am a sophomore. My major were chosen to serve on the listed committees for the next two is accounting and I also paracademic years. The first name in each group is the ex-officio mem- ticipate * in the. Egan Scholar ber. * I * program. Academic Policies—Dr. Jerry Trimble; Thomas Biilingsley, Dr. The basis of my platform Vincent Ward, Dr. Vivetta Petronio, Linda McGinley and Gerard consists of one word, and that r VeCastro. * word is COMMUNICATION. It is Admissions and Financial Aid—Karen Schultz; David DeSante, Dr. Jeffrey Sternlieb, David Thomas, Lisa Wells and Joceyln Piccuto. Athletics—-Michael Cusack; Len Cyterski, Sr. M. Matthew, Cyprian Cooney, Paula Pizzat and Jim Jacobs. Long Range Planning—Dr. Jerry Trimble; Judith Wieczorek, Sr. Joseph Mary, Linda Lochner, JoAnn Alexander and Christine Park. LRC—Joanne Cooper; Susan Longo, Judy Zewe, Susan Kemenyffy, Stephen Joyce and Robert Radziszewski. My name is Michael Jones. I Campus Life—E. William Kennedy; Phillip Paulucci, Robert am a senior law enforcement Sheeny, Ja net Price, Reggie O'Connor and Melissa McMurray. ': major and I am running for the Christian Life—Sr. Elizabeth! Lintsen; Dr. Jack Williams, Sr. office of vice-president. The office of vice-president is a Michele, Diana Bohl, Lori Chylak and Walter Green. very important one. This year the Budget and Finance—George Kidd; Dennis Andres, Tyrone Moore, vice-president will be required to Peter Libra, Linda Ravenstahl and Jane Craig. attend the meetings of the S.A.C. Administrative Operations—Dr. Marion L. Shane; John Sliwa, Lin- (Student Activities Committee) da Tatsch, Andrew Roth, Katie McCaffrey and Melissa McMurray. This committee is in the process Affirmative Action—Marilynn Jewell; Beatrice Weissman, Robert of organization and has yet to be implemented. It is important that Prat her, Phillip Goldstein, Jeff Abel and Betsy Ford. this committee design different activities for all students. It will be up to this committee and also the students of the college to keep Mercyhurst from becoming a suitcase college.

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Alexander: "Involve All Students
currently involved with are Blueprint III and the $50,000 federal grant I to design a Cooperative Education program. Perhaps you may be wondering what Blueprint III and the Cooperative Education program are all about. If so, this reflects a possible problem which has existed between the Mercyhurst Student Government and the student body for quite some time. Whether one blames it on a "lack of icommunication" or a general apathy on the part of the student body, the fact is many students are unaware of the major issues affecting their education which are dealt with by MSG. J Involvement of all students must be stressed this year in order that thei Mercyhurst Student Government may exercise its power and authority to »voiced the opinions of' the students at large. * •>; To go into the other numerous aspects of* the^ government's

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responsibilities would take much time. These points would be better understood bv those who attend the cafeteria* tonight (Thursday) during dinner hour to listen to the speeches given by each of the candidates. j Needless to say, your job is an important one in deciding who is most capable of functioning in the office of vice president of student government. Although I do not make the usual campaign promises, I will say that, if elected, I shall devote one hunder per cent of my time to see that the Mercyhurst Student Government performs the duty it was meant to — serving the 'Hurst community through the mutual input and output of ideas a nd opinions of both student body and its elected' government officials and representatives. Thank you very much for your time and, please, remember to vote! -^ Sincerely, JoAnn Alexander

Frisina: Majority Left In Dark
my belief that the past problems of MSG have been those of communication, or the lack of it. The majority of the student body has been left in the dark with regard to activities and academic policies. If I ,am .-elected on Friday the communication gap will come to an end. \

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These activities should also be well organized and will be publicized so that the students will be aware of them. There is also another important decision facing the Mercyhurst community this year. The college has received a federal grant to start a Cooperative Education program. This program could be one of the finest programs ever initiated here at Mercyhurst. But will everyone benefit from this program? Careful consideration and evaluation is essential if this program is to be implemented within the curriculum. I suggest that some kind of open forum be presented to the faculty and students explaining the pros and cons of this program. It is also important to realize that student government exists for the students* However, if the government representatives and executives do not get the input from the students, then government will be a failure. -Let's ^make Mercyhurst a better community — becone involved., ? Sincerely, Michael P. Jones!

Dean's List Dinner Will Honor Scholars
The annual Dean's List Dinner, honoring Mercyhurst College students who achieved a gradepoint average oft 3.5 or better during the 1976-77 academic year, will be held November 2, in the banquet room of the Holiday Inn South. i The event is open, free of charge, to the 184 recipients of the award. The students should promptly return their reservation cards for the event. Andrew Roth, assistant professor of English and communications, will be the guest speaker. Roth's address will follow a buffet-style dinner scheduled for 7 p.m.

Dr. Jerry M. Trimble, dean of the college and vice president ;of academic services, and Edward J. Galagher Jr., assistant dean of the college, will present a book to all students being honored. A certificate will also be presented to those students being named to the Dean's List for the second time. » An open-bar social period will begin at 6:80. Students going to the bar will be required to show proof of age. k*The Holiday Inn South is located at the intersection of 1-90 and 97, south of the State Street exit.

L.E. Dept. Gets Fed. Grant
Federal funding has been received to enlarge the existing audio visual and reference material inventory - for the law enforcement department. The $6,839 grant will make it possible to continue serving as reference center for the 14 counties of the Justice r Commission's northwest region, J; £ Through this program, films and other materials are made available to all law enforcement personnel with special emphasis on supplying smaller departments with structured in-service programs. * : ±JL Currently the centers has experienced an increasing demand trom small local departments for loan of materials and has been able to supply 20 requests per month. With the additional funding, at least 35 requests can be handled. iv C It is hoped that with additional funds the center will expand as a permanent part of Mercyhurst's law enforcement program. It will help-keep professional law officers in touch with advancements and changes in their field.

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MERCIAD

wnen you go to see the upcoming play Summer and Smoke, observe the various stage designs. You'll probably be amazed at how much can be done with cardboard and other materials, not to mention a few splashes of paint. • But to Dennis Andres, the new chairperson of the theater department, it isn't "a few splashes of paint" or other materials thrown together. It is a carefully sketched plan, which results in realistic sets. Besides being the chairperson of the department, Andres is lighting designer, scenic designer, production manager, and overseer of costumes. He will work closely with the directors of the upcoming plays with the students, and of course,

Andres Both Set Designer And McAuley Hall Director
the sets which are his specialty. Lighting designer, technical director, assistant technical director, technical assistant and production supervisor were some of the titles he held while he was a graduate teaching assistant at Syracuse University. r * Also under his belt are such positions as set designer and stage manager of the Erie Civic Theater, technical director for the Erie Festival of the Arts, and technical director for the Hartford Ballet Company. But Andres' Jobs do not end here. Besides being totally involved in the theater department, he isAalso involved in McAuley Hall. That is, he and his wife Mary Catherine are the director and assistant director of McAuley Hall. his duties there, he confessed, "I have to play politician, diplomat, daddy, counselor and mother. It's like I have 144 children." "We feel that it is a home away from home and that the kids should treat it as such. If they don't crush cigarette butts out on their floor at home, then they don't do it here." ! According to Andres, the hall housed ^ wild parties • and dope about four years ago. The first director was Dan O'Connor who settled it down, then when the Andres came here two years ago, it settled down even more, f «"I think part of the reason that I can handle most of the problems is because I have some experience with young people. I nave worked with prisoners in the Erie County Prison and also worked with addicts in Spanish Harlem." •"My wife nasi a degree in sociology and social work, so that doesn't hurt either." Andres wasn't new to Mercyhurst two years ago though. He attended Mercyhurst part-time back In 1968 which makes an interesting story in itself. But ask Dennis Andres about it sometime. He'll tell you. I'll give you u} clue though. It has something to do with his spouse. It makes interesting listening.
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By Sue F I walked into the library the Feeder No. 4 Pencil Sharpener." other day and noticed that a Apparently there must be some landmark of sorts was missing. people who are unaccustomed to The tan and white box with a manual sharpeners. Where the hole in one end, which elec- electric model only required the t rically chewed your pencil to the operator to stick his pencil in the proper point, was no longer there. hole, this "new fangled" machine In its place, next to the "Pick required some human coorUp Record/ Player Here" sign. dination. was a sparkling new manual I congratulate the library for sharpener complete with hole replacing their energy-eating and crank. sharpener with the humanI was told by a desk worker that energy kind. I think they are the electric model had sputtered showing us something valuable. a few last shavings and died about a week ago. She, for one, Just how many of the things we was happy to see it go, vividly do with electric appliances do we describing the disturbing noises remember how to do by hand? it made in the otherwise quiet (I've worked with children who library. -.•" , don't know what a manual can The replacement of a small opener looks like, let alone how to machine! may not be a very use one). significant occasion, but one fact Could we cut meat, open cans, easily overlooked, can catch us cook a hamburger, or press out a off guard. cookie if the electricity went out? Right in front of that new Rest in peace, my electric manual pencil sharpener is a friend. And may you have a long piece of paper with Directions and happy life, Boston Selfon Operating the Boston Self- Feeder No. 4.
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To The Hard Working Student, Archives Is A Vision Of Beauty
Dr. Stuart Campbell, Assistant Professor of History and the Mercyhurst College archivist, is a recent Ph.D. graduate of the University of Delaware. fe Campbell's background for his work in the archives came from a fellowship program at Delaware in which he was selected to participate. The work was done in a private research library I which specializes in collecting original manuscripts, maps, and photographs concerning the industrial business evolution of the Middle Atlantic area. ] The founders of this library decided to offer fellowships to educate students in the skills used in collecting, -preserving, organizing, and maintaining original documents and photographs. These are the four primary objectives of the archives. Located on the bottom floor of the Learning Resource Center, the archives is a home where original sources'of information on Mercyhurst College as well as those documenting the growth and change in the Erie area are kept. [« "Another major goal of the 11 archives, according to Dr. Campbell, "is the training of work-study students in the skills required to accomplish the above aims." Campbell feels;this will enhance their employability in a variety of settings upon their graduation from Mercyhurst College, The final major purpose of the archives is to serve some college offices by providing microfilming services here on campus free of charge. Campbell feels that this is one of the most important and most interesting aspects of the work provided by the archives. v h i Micro-filming is' a , form of information storage 'iand retrieval, or putting images on film. It is important for the materials they collect, whether they be old college newspapers or recent materials put out through other college offices or the Erie community. Generally, the more paper is handled, particularly that of an older year, the more apt it is to be torn or marred. Micro-filming is the storing of an original copy, and the duplication of that copy which can be lent but many times without the risk of destroying the information it contains. "Target audiences are drawn from the above mentioned goals," stated Campbell. "The Mercyhurst material is used by students, alumni, public relations, the development office or any others needing material about the college, either very old or very recent as we keep an ongoing file." ~y The largest group of materials in the archives is on Mercyhurst College. Students with a research interest in some of their collections are welcome to utilize the facilities , and information provided by them, • 3 These services are welcome to off-campus people as well who wish to use Mercyhurst material or some of the information on the Erie Community. Some of the grant support the archives has received includes a small grant from the First National Bank to collect materials or in other ways, pursue black history in the Erie area. This resulted in a small slide program which is available for anyone's use. There was also a grant funded from the Smithsonian Institution. They have long been approved, but not yet funded, for a small grant from the Pennsylvania Museum Commission. This is for the purpose of interviewing residents of the Erie Community who are immigrants or whose parents were immigrants from Europe. Some of these interviews have been done, and Dr. Campbell plans to do more with his students' help this upcoming year. j The work-study students are highly praised by Dr. Campbell. Although he states there is a constant back-log, the students do take an interest in the work of the archives and offer him much support and help. These students are specially trained to take on the major responsibilities of the archives, as well as seeing to it that all students who come down to the archives for help are being taken care of. * "Since we are a small group," Campbell says, "the students are trained in a variety of areas and I think it is really great. They're using skills which may well help them if they decide to go on to graduate school. Everything one may see catalogued and boxed has been done by the work-study students." Visitors are always welcome and the archive collection of catalogues may be of interest to a student or Erie resident seeking information on a variety of subjects. v. J U So, the next time you are in the Learning Resource Center, stop down and see what the archives has to offer. You may be surprised to find what you can "dig up" from the past.

Advisor Getting Rich On Naive Freshmen
By Don Burger were crowded^in the room, all My friend Stan and I were with innocent smiles and smoke going to class the other day when coming through their teeth. we spotted a rather strange We, of course, being serious, person wandering around the seized the opportunity and gave halls in Zuro. We stopped to help them all detention. h the poor soul. "You can't give me detention! "You must be new around here. one of them yelled. "I bought a May we help you?" cover-all .i pardon from my ad"I'm a freshman. Can you tell visor for ten bucks." me where the escalators are? Stan said, "Some advisor is "There are no escalators really getting rich, let's find out here." , £ . who/' * "Are you sure? I paid ten bucks We went over to Preston to see for this escalator pass and my an unnamed communications advisor wouldn't rip me off. . . advisor, only to see a huge crowd would he?" of freshmen clamoring at his Stan and I went upstairs. door. We overheard this un"These freshmen just can t break named communications advisor. the high school habit, can they? "All right, who's next! he Just then we saw two nervous yelled. "The rest of you take a looking youngsters standing number." ' -.}^ outside the men's room, one "I'm next!" said this young yelled inside. * looking girl. "Douse *em quick! 1 "What do you need? * As we walked in, the deafening "How much do library passes sound of hundreds of cigarette cost?" j butts hitting the toilets startled "fen bucks .. . in advance." us. About a hundred freshmen

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The Mercyhurst Laker soccer team returned to action last week after a 10 day layoff and won their first two games of ? the season. The 'Hurst trounced St. Vincent College 6-0 last Saturday and narrowly defeated Geneva 2-1 on Monday. g Coach Dave Shimpeno admits that his team played "fairly well" defensively; however they had trouble finding the net offensively in their first three games. t He credits the Lakers front line of Gary Weber, R.T. Bence, John Nystrom, and Doug Clark for the 'Hurst's sudden turnaround. "Our front line finally began to score," said Shimpeno. "Weber played like a house on fire while

By Bob Derda Jr. Bence? and Nystrom are Just their highest scoring win ever. coming into their own as college In the Lakers' win against soccer players.*' Geneva, Bence scored in the first That trio, along with Clark, half with 10:07 gone to give gives the 'Hurst a line "which can Mercyhurst a 1-0 advantage. score every time they put theiri Geneva came back in the foot on the ball." second half and scored to tie the Standouts; for the Lakers game at the 58:25 marker. defensively were sophomore However, the Lakers' leading Mark Rickert, senior letterman scorer, Weber, put the *Hurst Dave Maries and sophomore ahead to stay with his fifth goal of goalkeeper Tom Moffat, who the season, thus upping the recorded the first shutout ever Lakers' season record to 2-3. for Mercyhurst. ,. £* Coach Shimpeno praised Bob [•• In the Vincent game, Weber George and Chuck Farina for recorded -a hat trick (scoring their outstanding defensive game three goals in one game) to give in the Lakers' second consecutive the 'Hurst a comfortable 3-0 first win. | K half lead. | Mercyhurst played rivals Freshmen Bence and Nystrom Gannon on Wednesday and will added scores in the second half as travel to play^at Pitt-Johnstown did Clark as the Lakers rolled up on Saturday. |

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The statement should read something like this: Due to the inclement weather conditions, thisi fall's Mercyhurst baseball season has been cancelled. New head coach Mike Cusack and his Lakers had their 14 game season shortened over the weekend as itwo j more doubleheaders were cancelled, bringing i he total to four. That means the Lakers didn't even play eight games, which left them with six and a 4-2 record. At a recent meeting with the players, Cusack said the hitting would have to improve over the winter to make the team real good. Over the six games the Lakers hit .263 (39 for 148) and scored 20 runs. The hitting will be worked on extensively as the program has an indoor batting cage this year. The pitching machine will be set up inside the net-type cage and the team can hit all winter.?Cusack says only good things can result from the cage. R Going over other areas, Cusack said the pitching was good as was the defensive play. He said overall the team still needs a lot of work which he will try to accomplish in the relaxed-type indoor workouts. , ?

Lakerettes Beat Villa Stand at .500
j | The Lakers' women tennis team stands at the .500 mark as they beat?Villa on the home courts Monday by a 6-1 score. In singles play, J Paula Pizzat beat Debbie Skurcenski, 6-3, 6-1, and Millie Choice beat Chris Michal 6-1, 6-1. j Fran Gollo defaulted to Andy Sotelo and Kathe Lowry won 6-2, 6-1 against Melody Hunt. } Amy-Swanson was the lone singles victor for Villa as she beat I Holly Brinig by a 6-2, 6-0 score. In doubles action, Mary Ann King and Michele Durant won their match aceing Kim Nine and Brenda Ritchie 6-0, 6-0. | This was the second meeting for the two schools and Mercyhurst was a victor both times. Monday's match lasted barely one hour as the ' Hurst hurriedly : humbled the Villa team. The season ends (Saturday, October 15 with an away game against Edinboro. In their last meeting, Edinboro won by a 4-2 score.

In the above photo, Laker freshman John Nystrom (3) battles with a St. Vincent player in the Lakers first win of the season, 6-0. Teammate John "Woody" Woodruff comes in from behind to help. In the photo below, Lakers R.T. Benoe (1) and Bill Orloff (10) stand above the St. Vincent goalie after Orloff tried a shot on goal and caught the player in the mouth with this foot. All the action took place on Tullio Field as the Lakers shut out St. Vincent. i L %'Yl PHOTO BY RANDY MINK

MFL Results
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Joe Garagibla, NBC sportscaster who was announcing the baseball playoffs, had a very interesting thought. He spoke of the Kansas City Royals taking chances, being aggressive, winning a few, losing a few. To get anywhere in baseball and in life, we must take chances. We cannot be afraid to lose. To be a champion of life, we must learn from our mistakes, take our losses in stride, and try not to make the same mistakes again. - i " > ? 1
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Holly Brinig looked like a champion even though she lost to Vic Casper last week against Gannon. The match was a very exciting exhibition of tennis. The three setter ended in a tie breaker each set. It is tough to lose when you come so close, but a winner doesn't always have to have the best score. Holly was a winner in defeat.
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In a quadrangular meet, the Lakers volleyball team lost two games. Gannon beat the team 15-13, 15-7. Erie Community College downed the 'Hurst also by a 15-10,15-8 score. Gannon was the big victor as they won both their matches. >
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MAKE THIS THANKSGIVING ONE TO REMEMBER! Go Out and Win The

Congratulations to the Lakers soccer team on their first victory ot the season. The team not only beat St. : Vincent's by a 6-0 score on Saturday, but they also set a scoring record in doing it. *^f J Gary Weber also set a mark as he scored three goals in the first half. Other tallies were made by John Nystrom, R. T. Bence and Doug Clark. Nice going Gary, Coach Dave Shimpeno and the rest of the soccer team! There is less than five weeks to prepare for the Turkey Trot. Physicals are a must especially for those participants over 30 years old. They can be taken Thursday and : Fridays at the nurses office first floor Preston. Registration forms are to be handed in to Janet Price at the Camous Center. Ms. Price says there are o n l Y three definite males signed up in the under thirty category thus far. in preparing for the Turkey Trot, participants should be aware that you cannot get in shape overnight. Start out slow, increase the pace every day and most importantly, stick with it.

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