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Hot Impressed With Questions President's Proposals
i The faculty! policies and negotiating committees met with the faculty on Feb. 3 to vote on what they believed was to be a three year compensation land working conditions package. Sj r However, a £vote was not recorded s at the meetings According fto Dr. J Alan Lewis, assistant professor of Biology, what was presented to the faculty by college president Dr. Marion L. Shane was a contractually binding package for a period of E raK John Bruno J n three years down the road. All we've sure about is next year/i He indicated that a similar one year package deal is;. involved with working conditions. * "This is perhaps most distasteful," J he added. *"I can understand Hwhy iSthe administration might want to have the salary and fringe benefits package jj tied to the financial conditions of | the college. But when! we're talking about working conditions we're talking terms and conditions of* employment. Not I only about how much furniture you have in your office but whether you are going to be ^required to teach in the evenings and on the weekends. We're talking status of people in relation to their tenure, retention and promotion.'; All of these are essentially the conditionsfunder which we work.'f < Lewis added that he personally does not want; to see;! those decisions cited one year at a time, s He noted \ that college professors are like every one else in the respect that they too can use a lit tie bit of security in terms ofjjknowing what the gob requirements will entail for more than one year at a time. £ - "It's difficult enough being a college professor at a time when colleges across the country are contracting/' he said. "What this situation represents for me and my colleagues is minimal security. Here at Mercyhurst, the college maintains maximum flexibility to insure the college's survival. What you do* to accomplish that )is make minimal obligations to your faculty." £;: Lewis does, however, accept what is in the contract itself and -believes some improvements in salary and fringe benefits have been made. J He also thinks progress has t)een spelled out on some of the working conditions. And even though they did not vote on the proposed package, the faculty is prepared to accept and "live with the contract for a one

"As it now stands/' said Lewis, "the salary and the fringe benefits package will be contractual' for next year^At the end of next year, Dr. Shane will review the college-sfinancialconditions, and if he still sees it as favorable then we will use that Same package for a second year." The process will be repeated at the end of the second year if the college is financially sound.* J "I don't like that," Lewis said. "We can't say:anything about

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Dr. Allan Lewis year period, according to Lewis. questioned on what faculty The j>roposal_jn • question^will members can do about beginning » $ become effect ive at the beginning in the future. "What myself and my of the 1978-79 academic school year. The contract the faculty is colleagues are going to be inunder now expires on June 30. volved in is to try and decide The faculty runs on a ten month what kind of a mechanism the contract, with a separate one faculty can put together that will used for summer classes taught. perhaps enable us? to have conConsidering no more time will tracts which last more than one be spent negotiating, Lewis was year," he said.

Dean Supports President In Faculty Contract
Dr. Jerry M. Trimble, dean of the college and vice president of academic services, presented views £ from an ] administrative standpoint on the proposed contract f dealing with «faculty compensation and working conditions to THE MERCIAD. Commenting on * behalf of college president Dr. Marion L. Shane, who was in Washington, D.C. at the time,the interview was conducted, Trimble said one of the major concerns j of the faculty policies committee at this time is that "they would like Dr. Shane to share his authority with them."&P[ i tm John Bruno "There can't be a change in the contract. contract and college policy unless "If you look at?Dr. Shane's it's?by mutual consent between record here at the college you'll the faculty policies | committee discover he's never done and the«president," he added. anything like that," he continued. "The college by-laws won't allow "If he signed a contract for a him to do that. The authority for year he's not going to change it." this college is vested 'into the The f standard operating board of trustees and they invest procedure here at the 'Hurst has it in Dr. Shane. He cannot share Been that2the president signs a the'* authority with the faculty. contract every I year witfi inNor should he." i dividual faculty members He further stated that he knows In this particular case, ithe of no college where the president faculty policies committee made shares his influcence with the the three year contract recomfaculty. Moreover, he cited that mendation to the dean who in no tone member should ar- turn presented it to the president. bitrarily be able to change the : "He is the decision maker." stated Trimble. "Ultimately the responsibility of this college rests in his hands. Of course, he has to live by the decisions he makes. Hopefully the people around him can make the right recommendations." I* i? According to the dean, the president is willing to agree to certain items for three years periods at a time and others he is not, because "you just don't know what will be the various situations the college is going to be faced with over the next three years."* J Dr. Shane has indicated that he (Continued on Page 3)

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The Mercyhurst Lakers continue to make a shambles of NJLLA.'s District 18 The Lakers are currently rated tenth in the nation and are now hoping for Kansas City.

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2 Below this editorial located by its black border, is a "Proposed Method of Evaluation of Faculty Input into the Alright, alright who stole it? Ed Higgens has informed me 1 Evaluation of the Dean/Academic Vice President. that a drawing hanging in Zurn Gallery was stolen. The What this evaluation means to faculty is a chance to drawing of a lion was stolen, frame and all. Anyone having examine the performance of dean Jerry M. Trimble, vice any information concerning the drawing should contact Mr. president of academic services. | | Higgens in Zurn Hall. J | I f* * I This is not the first time that the dean has been evaluated Actually there are not many days that go by where his name How about that? We're rated number ten in the nation. is not mentioned. • If it's not faculty, it's the student bodysin general who The Mercyhurst Lakers are beyond description. Win, will, K * \ , question some of his moves. In fact, students are still buz- win and win, that's all they do. •.]: As I sit here in the office typing this editorial, the Lakers zing over the! 'calendar change scare.'' I Of course putting to side a 11 person feelings, one must won- are beating Gannon, 44-33. Why am I not there? Well, whe der just what the? dean has accomplished. Faculty you're running a newspaper, sacrifices are quite common. Of course, "Nobody does it better," than Mercyhurst. i evaluation of the dean should prove to be an interesting ex- Good «Knight!! ?*' perience. 3 'K? '§' £3 4 1«rJ 8 WtoSRF:

On February 3, M.S.G. held elections for freshmen representatives. I personally wish to congratulate Lisa Wells, Mike Malepiedi and Alda Walker. It is important to the freshmen class to have representatives who share a sincere concern aslto what student government does. f After talking with all three, I can set a firm belief in the freshman class by saying "They're capable of their appointed positions.'

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Many of us can remember when winter term at Mercyhurst caused "cabin fever" in the dorms. It still does, I suppose, although the Campus Center has helped j the problem somewhat. lew j 3£ J The problem can be helped even further at an absolutely minimal cost by simply having someone shovel the snow off the pond, thereby instantaneously creating an ice-skating
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The Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency will use its State Grant Application to gather BEOG data and transmit it to the Federal government. PHEAA has undertaken this task in order to simplify the application process for Pennsylvania residents and eliminate the need for students to file. two applications for state and BEOG federal aidJ I After receipt of your application, PHEAA will utilize the information to determine your eligibility for a state grant and notify you accordingly. At the same time, PHEAA will send data from the form to the Basic Grant Program in Iowa City so that they can determine the eligibility for aid in the BEOG. BEOG will notify you directly of your status in the Basic Educational Opportunity Grant Programs. | While it is important that the State Grant/BEOG composite applications not be submitted before January 1, it is equally important that the completed form be submitted to PHEAA as soon as possible after December 31,1977. This Editor..., Chris Van Wagenen will insure an earlier announcement of your status in both News Editor John Bruno the state grant and the Basic Educational Opportunity Feature Editor Darlene Keith Grant. W HL i J V H Sports Editor Terry Kelly If you have any questions concerning the completion of Graphics and Layout Darlene Keith, Terry Kelly any financial application for the 1978-79 academic year, stop Writers and Creators: Vicki;Martinago,*Bob Derda Jr. by the Financial Aid office in Weber Hall. Wv Mark Cipriani, Chris Tomczak, Alda Walker, Judy Anania, Colleen Hottel, Amy Chizmadia, Liza Manendo, Sue Fuss, and Mary Beth Barrett. ^ * Photographers Sue Carlson and Randy Mink Business Manager Darlene Keith and Lisa Manendo Art Editor.. .> Patrick Dunn is a school with limited funds and resources Faculty Consultant William Shelley atMercyhurstare frequently told that by administration least we -The Merciad accepts, in fact encourages, the submission spokesmen. If that is indeed true, it ought to follow that of articles, letters, and stories from any and all members of those resources f we do possess should be put to their TJ}, \ the Mercyhurst College community: students, faculty, ad- maximum use. This is especially true in regard to recreational activities ministrators, trustees, and friends of the school. However, as responsible Journalists we must reserve the following rights: A j 1 \ 1. The righttorevise copy into standard English; 2. The righttorevise copy into correct journalistic form; : 3. And, finally, the right to revise copy (but not change Some esse; tials ined i research meaning)tofit layout design. f ipdrtant stii nates&mcToti In addition, Letterstothe Editor must be signed, must be aye been ttflpin 6t stop in and find.out now write factually verifiable, and must be written in good taste. Names will be withheld upon request, but false names will Mini-course: "The Research Paper notbeused. Z Main 308 Th« Writing Center Wednesday,

P f « & & Exerpts From fj S a ^ m Faculty Evaluation Of The Dean | j!) One person will be picked from the faculty by Friday, February 10, that will be asked open I ended questions about the dean's performance by means of a form. | | | 2) Each faculty member*should?return the t completed f form by Wednesday, February 15. These forms will then be taken to a committee of three, the president included. J^Z^r] &* ?] * £gg ?3) The committee will abstract a report form the completed forms and give the report to the Dean and to the faculty. Jg| *s4) The entire faculty will meet with Dean on Tuesday, February 28 at 4:00 p.m. At this meeting, the Dean will first respond to the charges in the report. The faculty will then have chance to ask questions] and make general statements. ; i f 5 -M i 5) The entire faculty will meet without the Dean being present on Thursday, March 2, at 4:00 p.m. Charges cannot be made at this meeting because the Dean will not have a chance to give his side of the incidents. j !,6) The following form will be sent to the faculty on Monday, March 6: M I ^p | "Do you recommend the retention of the dean for the next academic year?" yes— or no—This form will be signed. i « | 7) On March 8th, each vote will be recorded anonymously. | £ 8) On March 9th, after the return of 90% of the full time faculty hasibeen received, numerical results will be given to President Shane. H K f l B ^ f • M

Letters To The Editor I
.. .From Olivia Longo |
Dear Mr. Van Wagenen, fffjjffff I E ' It is not like me to lodge a complaint against THE MERCIAD. After all, I know what's involved in putting together a newspaper. I am also aware that a newspaper is not a bulletin board and that an editor has the prerogative of exercising his editorial policy to include or exlude any copy. But, as a member of the reading public, I have the prerogative to criticize that editorial policy. k & £ §Pl It used to be that THE MERCIAD was "the voice of the Mercyhurst community/' Our new flag doesn't bear that subhead any more. Could it be because it has become the voice of its editor and staff? For two weeks in a row, I submitted a short article (the same one) to make the students aware of a particular workshop I was giving. That article was an important part of my advertising package for the workshop. Unfortunately it never appeared in THE MERCIAD 5 ^' r The reason? It got lost. Twice. As an apology, I got an "I can't help it if it got lost," with a look that all but said, "Don't bother me about such insignificant details." | S My faith in an editor who "loses" copy is slightly shaken Maybe you should request a secretary to keep your files bet; ter organized. '' S j£ PRs! K Olivia Longo ^ I % M IKaSHSHS

t As the chief spokesperson for students on this campus (after all, what is MSG?), you should exert all the pressure the press is capable of on both the director of athletics and the director of student services to see that this economical addition to campus activitiesfis accomplished as i soon as possible, if not sooner. | " •*.

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| *Finally, things are beginning to look up for the unemployed Americans. Last Saturday, the unemployment rate dropped to 6.3 per cent, the lowest it has gone since 1974. According 3to -the Bureau; of Labor Statistics, 6,226,000 Americans were jobless last month. Previously in October 1974, it had been 5.9 per cent. Understandably, President Carter was in good spirits and felt that this improvement has been a long time coming. •President Anwar el-Sadat of Egypt arrived in Washington Saturday and was* cheerfully greeted by President Carter. Soon after Sadat's arrival, bom the leaders were flown to Camp David to discuss the ArabIsraeli dispute. Among Sadat's feelings was his remark that he wanted the United States to show more support of his country. Wr *'$- * ? I *It was announced last Friday that Time Inc. will purchase the Washington Star for $20 million. The Washington Star is the only evening daily in the nation's capital. This will put Time in the same league as the Washington Post and Newsweek magazine. Also in newspaper 'news' is the Startling announcement that the Chicago Daily News will stop publication March 4 unless they can get economically back on their feet. This newspaper is 102 years old and it would be a waste if it were to close its doors. # *Marci Klein, the 11-year-old daughter of Calvin Klein, was kidnapped last Friday. But. after only nine hours, she was safely reunited with her father. This only happened after he paid the kidnappers $100,000 ransom. But the kidnappers didn't H escape. Soon after the ransom pickup, authorities arrested two men and a woman. The woman was formerly Miss Klein's babysitter.

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I Robert s J. .Kastenbaum, renowned scholar, author and editor in the fields of psychology, thanatology and gerontology, will be guest lecturer at Mercyhurst, Mondayi evening, February 13. Dr. Kastenbaum will give the keynote presentation in an eight-

Kasteobaum Keynote Speech
part lecture series on Death and the Future which Mercyhurst College, through a grant from the Public Committee *for j the Humanities in Pennsylvania, will host monthly through August. Title of Dr.!Kastenbaum's address will J be, f "Dying and

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will agree to a three year compensation package, .) which Trimble called "pretty risky." "That J means over the next three years the salary increases of our faculty are going to total up to 26 per cent," he added. "Other items of interest such as reappointment, tenure, paid sabbaticals and leave of absence are difficult for the policy of the college to go beyond one year. If the faculty * thought about this over a long period of time they would question having three year agreements." I 35} | f | The dean said the college is going to have a new tenure policy at the end of this year. It's a three year commitment, one in which he said he wouldn't like to see become a reality without having an opportunity to reexamine the situation after one year. S&ggK | Apparently the f president! is only willing to consider a one year % contract on j workload because mat policy might well have to be re-evaluated annually. Said Trimble, "The college has never *had (multiple year agreements to college policy on working conditions. 2 |K

Death in the 21st Century." The -lecture will be presented at 8 p.m. in the Faculty Lounge of Preston Hall, and will be open 6to the public without charge.| On leave of absence from the University of Massachusetts, where he is professor of psychology, Dr. Kastenbaum is currently Superintendent; of Clashing Hospital in Boston. He was formerly director and chief researcher for the Center of Psychological Studies of Dying, Death and Lethal Behavior, at Wayne |State University in Detroit.! t B * g t> Dr. Kastenbaum has published numerous books and articles related Ao dying [ and to the psychological and social aspects of aging. At present he also serves as g editor of the International Journal of Aging g and Development, and of Omega}Journal of Dying and Death, fi This t initial lecture will I be followed between March rand


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Kastenbaum V. the Study of Ethics and the Life Sciences. Purpose of'the series is to stimulate a humanistic approach to a critical social issue on*the part of the general public. g| Each lecture will be followed by a reaction panel, comprised of local scholars and professional practitioners, and by audience discussion. T

Elected as representatives of the freshmen class, Lisa Wells, Mike Malepiedi and Alda Walker prepare for their first MSG of Monday, Feb. 13. f jlgg Lisa Wells, a freshman with a double major in elementary education and political science, felt that MSG could benefit the entire student body.ffl -sp;. | "I'd like to see more people using student government to get what they want," said Ms. Wells. Ms.iWells- is a graduate of Sharon High located in Sharon, Pa. She indicated to the Merciad, that she was influenced^ by, talking to MSG officers, t £ "I wanted to get involved, and from talking to the officers this summer, I decided to run." Michael Malepiedi, a freshman art major! indicated J that he wished * to get § involved with student activities. | '<• "I wanted to get more involved in the • school and better ? acquainted with the rest of $ the class." | | 1 Malepiedi, is a native of Olean, New York and;a graduate of

Freshmen Elected To MSG

Archbishop /Walsh «High. Malepiedi^ was influenced by friends in his quest for the representative position. Alda Walker, the last of the representatives, is also a freshman with a double imajor in psychology and business. • ? A native \from Pittsburgh's north side and a graduate from Oliver High, Ms. Walker feels strongly about a voice in student politics. jS£ j VI think for the amount of freshmen on campus, we should have a stronger voice in government," she said. ^ * Considering % the frosM class consists of over 200 students, it was a disappointment to note that only 90 students showed *up to vote. M Of the 90 who voted, the voting breakdown showed rWalker with 50 votes, Malepiedi with 45, and Wells with 40. « £ M f| With freshmen representatives f elected, MSG can resume business as usual, but with;the addition of three new voices of input. S ^ ^ ^ l 'S «f



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FEBRUARY 10,1978

McQuillen Juggles Four Departments And
Being a divisional chairperson requires many i abilities. First ana probably most important you must act as both teacher and administrator. JE f Secondly, one must be prepared;to face the enormous amount of paperwork that accompanies this position. * To be able to do these things plus many others, you must be sane, very well organized and be Dr. Michael McQuillen. \Jj Serving as the chairperson of the Social Sciences Division, Dr. McQuillen fits, into this characterization and performs it quite well.V * m JgS But these duties and exercises aren't the only |things on his mindv He has many other ones. H "I must representJthe views and interests of the members of the division to the institution," he explains. SsBHfel m j ft At the same time,"!Dr. McQuillen I continues, | " I j must show the position I the | administration holds,&to ).the division." gg fi | 8 g K Among his other tasks which he inherited! with the position last summer are coordinating the spring schedule, helping to plan the courses and subjects, handling faculty decisions and developing new programs within the division. | t - £ The Social Sciences Division is made up of four departments. They are Sociology, | Political Science, Psychology and History. Each of these departments are headed by reliable people. Dr. McQuillen show a great deal of admiration for them. ^ •. i "They're all extremely capable and very good people. I think they; know what a strong program is and they offer it." "I suppose then," he continues, "that I m a supporter of ideas. I assume* that each department head knows their department." m Dr. McQuillen indeed knows his department, which is history. Specializing in modern European history, he has traveled much of Europe and learned about it first hand. He also earned his doctorate in this same field at the University of Virginia. J «, A, Coming to jjMercyhurst in the fall of 1971 as an I assistant professor in \ history, *. Dr. McQuillen probably never thought he would be taking on the duties off a divisional chairby Darlene Keith person. * ? I Now that he is, he would like to help initiate some interesting programs. Some of them are already underway. m "I would like to continue to operate interesting and challenging courses to attract the students," he stated, i f "Also, I would like to attract majors to this division and provide a meaningful education to help in their careers." Currently, Beatrice Weissman, director of Jthe social work program is trying to get it accredited by American Council and Social Work Education. (ACSWE) This could mean that there would be a social work major at the ' Hurst. "As it stands now," he stated, "you receive;'.a BA in sociology with a strong concentration in social work. Irs in its initial stage nowjl but it] could ; help that department tremendously." According to Dr. McQuillen, the Political Science, Sociology and* Psychology departments have strong internships. But he stressed some concern on how the current ? talks i of cooperative

Mike McQuillin education would affect these for ours later. L £] So, while the Social Sciences internships. "ifpersonally don't feel that students and faculty continue these departments would be with their learning and teaching, benefited by the cooperative let it be known that there is such a education program. If industries person fas a divisional chaircan get students for free now, person. Ask Dr. McQuillen. He they might not be willing to pay certainly knows from experience.

0onatei You r Time Therese Volleyball Marathon
Therese Spizarny. We all know her as the smiling face we see and talk to as we stand in line at the Student Union snack j bar. Students, facultyf. and administration ialike are asked about their sex lives, their studies and their health. \ % Concerned about the people who fare associated with Mercyhurst College and helpful when 1 anything happens to 'her students, Therese lends a hand and a warm heart.^g^ ** ifi Well,-she has been doing this for many years now. Remember the times she smiled at us when we had just failed a test and had some! reassuring M words. Remember when she smiled and kidded when we were in a rotten mood because we had forgotten to do that awful term paper. Have you missed her while standing in line to get a Pepsi or hamburger? Have you wondered why she hasn't been standing there, almost as if * she was waiting for us? « & Therese is seriously ill and is undergoing costly medical treatments. We want to help her as she always used to help us. This *is why £ the 2 Mercyhurst Student Government is sponsoring a volleyball marathon in her honor. S|. j | ; This marathon will be held from 6 p.m. Saturday, February 18 to 6 p.m. Sunday, February 19, and will take place in the Campus Center. i *l«fe?fc t ^Participating in this marathon wulbe five groups of* the Community who will represent different sections of the campus. These?five sections will be commuters, I dorm f students, Sesler and Townhouse residents, MSG members and faculty members. Each team r will contain 10 people. f i&£ 5 The MSG is pledging $500 to the marathon and pleads with the community to pledge the teams and even donate their time to playing in jthe volleyball marathon. Wi All pledges will be for the entire team and will be based on the hourly rate. The money raised from mis marathon will be donated to Therese to help her with the high cost of her medical treatment^ f f Following the marathon game, a mass will be held in the college chapel and hopefully Fatherl Guy Patrick will conduct it. J MSG hopes for a large turnout and urges students to sign up in teams to participate. Besides having a tremendous amount of fun, you will be helping a woman, who has grown and become part of the Mercyhurst spirit. ]

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by Sue Fuss According « to KesslerX all messages to be delivered by mail throughout the college campus should be delivered to the information office by 3:30 p.m. prior to the day of delivery. All the messages will be combined on one paper and stuffed I in mail boxes. T The idea sounds great and if all the students, faculty, | administration, staff, clubs and sports organizations cooperate, it should save a lot of paper and

Students To Cons erve Paper
A while back I brought up the amount of paper wasted in mail box stuffing at Mercyhurst. Well, two things have been brought to my attention which I want to pass along to you. .j First, the members of Dan O'Connor's Environmental Problems class are working on their required projects and Helen Kessler and Betsy Wolfston have come up with one idea that may help save this campus a lot of paper. | money. ^ ^j-tri **» More'•information clan be? obtained by contacting] Helen Kessler. At least'it-would look better than five tines of print on one page. Second is the Prep school's paper drive. From 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Feb. 13 and 14, you can drop off your paper for recycling at the Prep parking lot. \ The money is going to support the students' activities and the paper to save a tree or two. Little things can add up. \

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FEBRUARY 10,1978 Dr. Blessings



Chemist Proves To Be Interesting
When preparing questions for my interview with Dr. Blessing, a man I had never met, I prepared myself for a longj, dull interview. I felt this way because he was a chemist and I envisioned him as a stern, serious man whose only interest was in chemistry. However, I was incorrect to feel this way. As I talked to Dr. Blessing, I felt myself at ease and scolded myself for stereotyping & Dr. Robert Blessing, assistant professor of chemistry is far from J this J stereotype. He is a congenial person, who is serious about his work, but finds time to have outside interests (and hobbies as well. s§if § Besides j teaching and doing summer research, Dr. Blessing enjoys reading in a wide variety of areas, music, drama I and dance. § M§S& 1 #• IP Igf b Many of his hobbies include fishing, hunting and camping. 1 He isfalso a member of the American Chemical Society and the American* Crystallographis Association. iS&m HflB E & Originally from Wilkes-Barre, Pa., Dr. Blessing has been living in many cities away| from his home town. }' After Dr. Blessing received his bachelor of Science from King's College inf Wilkes-Barre, he taught at a 'High jSchool at Riverside, New Jersey. * $ He then proceeded to Ohio University where he received his doctor of Philosophy. After working for his doctorate, Dr. Blessing travelled to Lund University$n Sweden where he spent one year researching on the physical chemistry of \ion exchange. I Dr. Blessing continued his research on ion exchange at the University of Pittsburgh for twoand-a-half years.? | \ At the end of the two-and-a-half years Dr.j Blessing spent two years researching on the electronic structures of molecules in crystals. j» I ¥ In July of 74, Dr. Blessing began his first full time faculty position at Mercyhurst. According to Dr. Blessing, i he likes both research and teaching but favors teaching more because "it allows one's interest to be a bit broader." f Dr. Blessing then added that at Mercyhurst he has been able to "have the opportunity to think deeply of the purposes of undergraduate education.*' He feels that it is essential that anybody who seeks * higher education should make a serious study-of natural science for a solid year. ^ gfc In between his research and teaching,1 Dr. Blessing, in collaboration with other scientists, has published 27 papers on various areas of chemistry. Like many people, Dr. Blessing has a goal, which is to be on a faculty of a high quality? liberal arts college teaching chemistry and conducting some research with undergraduate students.

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The Problems Of Biologists Do Not Affect iMs. Lochner
Biology is one of those subjects that; most people had to take in high school and one that not many can get excited about in college, i The thought of ? those labs, * dissections, ; and microscopes seem to turn them off. I Amid all that it is nice to see 5 someone ^ with enthusiasm. Flashing a smile, Linda Lochner says, "I get a tremendous kick Ms. Lochner is *the newest instructor in biology, presently teaching! microbiology and genetics. ^ % She came to Mercyhurst from Kenyon College* in -Gambler, Ohio. With an M.A. in teaching from John Hopkins University, she is currently working on her
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The Math Lab, a part«of the Developmental Skills Program, is under the direction of Sr. Celine, a thirty-year member of the Mercyhurst College faculty. The jlab's goals are not aimed toward the level of advanced mathematics, but toward the basic competency needed by the average citizen. ffi * & [' "it's a<*disgrace," stated Sr. Celine, "for a college to graduate students who do^iot know? the rudiments of mathematics." I Sr. Celine hopes to make tutoring in the math lab mandatory for any freshman! not succeeding on \ an entrance examination. J 3 M E F "Two years of high school math should be required of freshmen," commented the 9 director. "However, we've known students who cannot balance a checkbook or % determine ja J ten-percent i discount. SB 1 t I ?- 3 Students j without * the fundamental background can be aided by the lab's individualized tutoring program. Presently, the two student tutors make up the lab's j staff I which has helped approximately twenty volunteers smce September. 5. h. | Weaknesses of each student are determined through testing, and then raised to a working level through one-to-one teaching. I The math lab has been incorporated into the college's Developmental (Skills program because all mathematics skills correspond with 'reading and writing abilities. Many math deficiences stem from the student's failure j to comprehend, as in the case of word problems. The importance of achieving math adequacy | was J once emphasized only for those in science and related majors. It is now recommended and recognized that the need for improved basic skills exists for all students. * Sr. Celine is, thus, directing her service toward; satisfying this need for the general student of Mercyhurst. f jg£ "All of my students are beautiful people," concluded Sr. Celine. "However, some do not have the|proper preparation in the basic skills." I

doctorate at the State University of New^Yofk a tr Albany. Along with teaching biology, Ms. Lochner is also the pre-nursing advisor. | I "I was impressed by the openess and friendliness and the emphasis placed on personal interaction, said Ms. Lochner when asked about her reasons for coming to Mercyhurst. \ . Looking back on her first term she sighed and said, "I may have bitten off more than I can chew. The nursing program has lust taken more time than I thought it would and it was hard adjusting 1 to the term system.' £ £ | In most science courses, labs and lectures which are normally designed for a 15 week semester,

must be fit into the 10 weeks of a term. I "This term is going well, but I'm really *'looking forward to next term when I'm teaching developmental biology." Her enthusiasm stems from her main interest in biology; her doctoral thesis ^concerns developmental processes. * At Kenyon, she was active in the senate and the President's Advisory Council on the status of women and hopes to be involved with various activities here at the 'Hurst* K i White lab coats, test tubes and gas burners may worry some people; but hopefully the enthusiasm; of people like Linda Lochner will help to ease some of these worries, c ?
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freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors - are asked to attend a meeting on Sunday, February 26,1978, at 7:00 p.m. in 301 Main. At this meeting Sister Patricia, Coordinator of the Elementary Education Department, will explain and distribute the new admission/retention procedures land criteria for the department, review the Elementary Education program requirements and discuss the student's role in the State Evaluation which is scheduled for April. Attendance at this meeting is mandatory. If you are not able to attend, please leave your name with Mrs. Kaliszak, Education secretary, by Wednesday, February 22,1978. £; . • } '

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FEBRUARY 10,1978

scoring and rebounds and is one beautiful assist from Ed Jones), The reign is over! % W drove for the hoop off a Gannon College, after SO years of the country's best infieldgoal Hennings | scored and completed semi-stall * as being the undisputed and for percentage. The M duo of Mike Hardy and the three point play to nail win 16. the most part uncontested, Paul Young and John Burrow number one team in Erie college Ron Haten will give support to basketball, was finally dethroned the 6-7 Link underneath the added eight points apiece for the Lakers while Bob Reese paced Tuesday night at the Erie County boards. | i Field House by the "new kid on The 8 p.m. tipoff will be the Buffalo State with 14. Sunday afternoon Mercyhurst second to {last regular season the block." Mercyhurst College dumped home game for the Lakers this hosted Eisenhower College in a makeup game and rolled to an the Golden Knights 8046, before a year. | feb*. easy 89-62 victory.' I $ capacity crowd and easily the Mercyhurst will next see action The Generals were hist no largest one to witness a college Wednesday night when they match for the l lth ranked Lakers basketball game in Erie. make a short jaunt east to meet as the 'Hurst rattled off the The 'Hurst seized control of the city neighbor Behrend College at game's first 12 points and led game in the early going, leading Erie Hall (8 p.m.). ; • minutes later 20-2. 19-11 after a dunk by Donald Behrend is a slowly improving This gave Coach Dick Fox an Jackson off a full-court pass from ballclub that is not bashful about Ed Jones. | * « putting the ball towards the hoop. opportunity to use his bench and give them some valuable playing The Lakers kept the Knights off | In fact the young Cubs broke time. As a resulti every Laker guard withTa pressing man-to- the local collegiate single game played and scored. m man defense and when Kevin| scoring record earlier this year When Greg Powell tipped in a Bradley banged one in from 25, with a 135-1031 pounding of stray shot, Mercyhurst led by its * % I Ed "Too Small" Jones drives into Frank Miller (15) of Gannon in the 'Hurst was up 40-28 with three Medialle College. '£• The Cubbies may have not won biggest margin at 39 (8243). the showdown between the two clubs. Jones contributed 16 points as minutes left in the first half. Ed Jones played long enough to Gannon fought back to within many games but they can put he and his teammates won the big one by knocking off the Golden PH r0BY RANDYM,NK five at 46-41 before Joe Ford points on the scoreboard. The key pace all scorers with 14 points, Knights 80-66. R IpPffiP fir JSP* ° canned two free throws to make would seem to be defense, while Kevin Bradley and Don something I that Behrend just Jackson had 12, Joe Ford added the halftime margin seven. 10, Dick Brickell 8, Walt Clark 7 The Lakers started the second can't get together this year. The Cubs will send out Bernie and Powell netted 6 in the varied half in a rush, hitting the first three hoops, and blowing out to a Orr, averaging 16 points a game, LAKER NOTES: Bill Link is along with 6-7 Kirk Farbacher, 54-41 leaa. # f I I t by Len Cyterski M | H P § R . * As I sit and watch the Mercy- from trouble.! j £ i £ The Knights made only one also hitting at a 16 per game clip. now expected to miss the rest of hurst Laker basketball team win ft| Basketball J is a symbol of more run at the Lakers when they Helping out will bep Ron the regular season due to j a game after game, f I sense J the teamwork and M efficiency. pulled to within eight on a Tony Williams, Greg Vaughn and fracture of his}right ankle bone. boys exhibiting-manv of the Basketball J takes courage, Jones \ dunk, with 12 j minutes Vince Unice. Behrend is coached The Lakers hope he will be ready ideals espoused by the late, great stamina and teamwork g qualities remaining. k by Leon Wright, the youngest for the anticipated District* 18 1 „* | coach Vince Lombardi: The that made our country| great. But the 'Hurst responded with a college coach in the country at 23. playoffs. J Mercyhurst and Westminster Last Saturday night, Buffalo quality of man's life is in direct Basketball requires everything Jones of their own and Ed led an proportion to his commitment to that is required to succeed m life. 8-0 spurt that put the game safely State came back to Erie;* for a are still neck and neck for the top return visit and this time almost spot'in the district. Westminster excellence. J S I gout of reach. Kg Theinext time the Lakers are is 15-2 and franked 15th in the Play to win. The will to win and playing, make |note of the * The win tied a Laker record of left a winner. '&!$& mthe will to excel endure. I | following actions: Paul Young's S nine wins in a row set earlier this i Bruce Hennings was the Laker nation. Learn I by | example >and 5 ex- intense hustle for a loose ball; Ed | season. Gannon dropped to 11-8. mainstay this time around as the Not only have the Lakers won 6-1 junior scored 28 v points and planation. I f f | <: . £ Jones' daring attempts at a steal; Proper mental attitude, pride, Joe Ford's 4under-the-basket nine straight games and 18 out of hauled down 12 rebounds that >GANNON desire, blended jwith sincere aggressivenessWJohn Burrow's 19, but the 'Hurst* continues its spoiled the Bengal cause, 74-67. For awhile it looked like loss c dedication makes one a great graceful left-handed arch-hook; rise in the N.A.I.A. small college 1 tenacious standings, now ranked 10 in the number two as the 'Hurst trailed Hooks.r .. .[V; 6 4 athlete and a great person. 1 Don Jackson's .. at the half 38-26* But it seems like M i l l e .S?.l 0 Learn * to excelKthrough defense; KeviniBradley's zone country. & $ '. Blanks 1 breaking £|jumpers; Bruce Mercyhurst will try to keep this every game the Lakers trail at T. Jones . ... 5 0 repetition, i ? i i Hobbie u You defeat defeatism with Hennings' tremendous leap for a momentum going tomorrow half and rally to win. This game A d a m s o n4.,. 4 0 8 B r a d l e y . . 4 crucial rebound. It is these ac- night when Slippery Rock comes was no exception.|j£! confidence. Ford Mitchell...0 r Mercyhurst clawed back to 2 14 TOTAL. 28 24 ^ Defense is a game of reaction tions that bring about the sports to the Campus Center for a key 2 within two with three minutes TOTAL...25 W 4 and emotion.} W i 9§ cliche. "Winning ' isn't District 18 battle. I Hennings tied it Offense is a game of skill and everything, but making the effort The Rock will bring a veteran remaining. Then off a offensive « SCORE BY PERIODS J> with a bucket discipline. A disciplined person is to wm is. | ;<. $K | unit in featuring Chuck Link, rebound at 65-65. j Mercyhurst . 7 w ¥ . 48 32 - 80 f one who follows the will of the one Gannon. j.'T* •••.•• 41 25 - 66 p brother of Laker Bill link. who gives orders. I £ 8 k |§t And,finally,to explain Vince's I i.ink leads the Rockets in After a Joe Ford layup (off a The team that is fundamentally controversial! statement, sound I will C be | the j one j from 'Winning isn't everything, it's mistakes to rebound. HPv&$' the only thing." What's wrong The real satisfaction a person with that?*Mr. Lombardi didn't receives in basketball is being mean that you had to cheat and part of the successful whole. It kill to win. He meant that you takes spartanlike qualities i to gave everything you had to play basketball (sacrifice and achieve your goals within the seli-denial.) \ fgfs jr ^ rules of society. And if you W Mental toughness is humility. sometimes failed, at least you Team members Tsubjugate tried. And the next time, by their individuality for the good of trying harder, you may win. And the team (too much selfishness in everybody knows that "winning, the world today.) I B S S no matter what it is in, is a hell of jjf • Basketball gives you a sense of a lot better than losing." foul line 7-3 to squeeze out a 39-35 led the team with outputs of '17 The Mercyhurst Lakerettes •accomplishment. A;sense of and 12 points. Mary Ann King Thank you Dick Fox, assistant upped their basketball record to win. g& B accomplishment gives you self- coaches and Laker players for 6-1 (2-0 in the Keystones Con- High scorers for Mercyhurst added 10. -respect. Self-respect keeps you bringing alive Vince's ideals. Fagan's drive with 23 seconds ference) with a narrow win over were Fagan with 12 points land left gave the 'Hurst a 47-46 win cross-town Behrend" 63-62, McNicholas had 10. %% The next victim was Thiel over visiting Allegheny, i Tuesday at.the Campus Center. The ladies of Coach Rhonda College in a Keystone Conference The 'Hurst was down by a 26-24 Carlson were led by a game high match. The Lakers won by a 58-43 deficit at the half and came on to win the see-saw battle. Besides Sue Fagan who netted 30 points. score* The Thiel Tomcats outhit the the game saving hoop. Sue Fagan | Mercyhurst students will be o'clock. Following the game at 10 Amy McNicholas added 18 points given an opportunity to make the p.m. will be a sockhop. The music and pulled down 12 rebounds 'Hurst by a field goal, but the ended the contest with 19 points. c most of an Erie winter this of the 50's and 60's will be while Barb Sweeney chipped in Lakers won the game at the free McNicholas had 11 markers. f*g The next! home game* has stripe. Mercyhurst sank 18 of 23 Saturday, February 11,1978. The featured. This is your chance to with eight points. Athletic Department is spon- rock-n-roll, comb back your D.A., free throws compared to Thiel's Mercyhurst j tangling with Gannon College at the Campus soring a "Frostbite Funday/' A put on your bobby socks |and The women's team, on a six 1-22. \ I. j non-stop fun-filled day of winter "Let's go to the hop!" game winning streak, trek-to Fagan and McNicholas again Center Feb. 13. activities has been planned for Villa Thursday, February 9 and MENS INTRAMURAL your enjoyment. BASKETBALL RESULTS As well as the aforementioned invade Stl Bonaventure Saturday WOMENS INTRAMURAL EASTERN The day begins at 9:30 a.m. activities, there will be sleigh afternoon. * | f I M BASKETBALL v,_ February 7,1978 1 with an indoor soccer game at the riding and toboganning taking The Lady Lakers' latest wins S.O.B.'s ^ 0 OTHG l 2^ Peer Campus $ Center. The Laker place all day up on the hills have come at the! expense of Hardies... .J Floor. 3 Pressure.. .$3 & 1 Hot Luck. :h .. .3 1 High '.&.... 1 3 Sassy Egan Scholars. Rolling Thunder 3 1 Silver Streak . . . 0 3 soccer team will play host to the behind the Motherhouse.t If it's Jamestown Community College, 2 Second ?2 Henry s i 2 flfcT^j & y 2 2 Gannon Golden Knights. Thiel and J Allegheny.: In the Hoop Shooters one- thing everybody on this * Februarys* The^A" 1 S The next event- will be campus will agree with it's that Keystone Conference, the Lakers B.O.A.'s Rolling Thunder 5 8 . . . . . . . . . The High 42 1 3 Coleman 16, Nicholson 14.... Yeager 12, broomball played on the pond we have plenty of snow! are 1-0 and 5-1 overall. Cedar Wax Wings 1 3 Clark X S.O.B.'s 5 5 . . . . . . Silver Streak 35 behind thef apple orchard; -The most unique winter acThe 'Hurst had a two point Tarasovitch 2 4 . . . . . . . Mills 11, Stokes 10 5? February l Jj February 4* Hardie*-13 . . . Sassy Second Floor -« Broomball is a combination of tivity of the day will be a snow advantage over Jamestown at RoUing Thunder 84.; .Henrys54 Bailey 10 .* Connors 4 field hockey and ice hockey? sculpturing contest. * Snow the hall and outhit them at the Hoop Shooters -23 Barringer 20, Nicholson 18 . . . Heftka 17. B-O-A.'s: 9 Fa hey | Uj »£££ 14 Players try to»score i goals by sculptures will be made on the Agujtftaa* Sienicki 4 S.O.B/S 49 Hot Luck 4Ward 10 Moffat 27 . £ £ MERCYHURST COED EganSchotars-M "HP "£""*! pushing a ball across the ice with lawn in front of the main doors of* *• INTRAMURAL VOLLEYBALL Loftus6 i Harding 10 "T|M» WESTERN W broom?. This will be played until the Campus Center. ? Sculptures Peer Pressure - 2.... Cedar Was Wings - • Happy Hackers . 4 0 Genesee Creams 3 Forfeit & OedVpus ••Wrecks" . . . . . 5 . .2 0 2 p.m. *p> Kansas city 3 0 Hackers . . . . . . . 1 shall?be formed throughout the Spastic Spikers II Februarys .1 2 0 3 1 1 B.O.A.*s - 32 Cedar Wax Wings - 2 Webb 8 Azusa-Cal . ; . . , . 3 2 Tuna Brothers.. 0 A 2 p.m. * family-style ice- day with judging taking place at 4 Spunky Spikers 1 0 Heads . ; . Rebels.. Knoblock % 10 1 1 skating will take place until 6 p.m. Test your creative skills Whatever Devils >«•••* Februarys Sassy Second Floor -2S Peer Pressure -7 Tasmanian £ 0 2 Kan&asCity48......... Heads 28 p.m. Again, this will be held on with snow! Snow sculptures can Release Values .*..?. AndrewsM RfceS 0 2 2 1 ; . . . Hicks, Grissly, VanHonk. Hoop Shooters-17 > The "A" -15 0 0 the pond. If anyone attended the be made by teams or individuals. WhoCares •SCHEDULE vJuste ,..Wolfton8 Matuck 6 ice party at the Glenwood Ice Egan Scholar - it .*»-• Hardies -16 Happy Hackers 44 ..Genesee Creams 38 All in all, an excitingjday of t Monday, February IS 8:90 p.m.Walters 18 .. U Beck 9 Coodgeft. s . . . Hardy 8 ; 3 eRink this past January, they can winter fun is promised.» So, Spikers II (I) Who\ Cares (I) vs. Spastic v s, 2fc ^ February 4 ^ * SCHEDULE <£ 10:00 p.m. • Tasmanian Devils ( X vs. O tell you just how enjoyable remember, that's this Saturday, Happy Hackers01 . . . . Tuna Brothers 37 Wednesday, Febru wry IS Walters 27, Shaheen 24 Gajewski 10 Whatever (6) jt £& 8:30 Court L* Sassy Second Floor vs. skating is. : ; February 11, with thefirstevent Heads 80 Hackers 24 Tuesday, February 14 The "A" - C o u r t 2 Hardies vs. Cedar Farina 15 Rozichl2 The Laker Basketball team will of the day being the indoor soccer 8:30 p.m. - Who Cares (1) vs. Release WaxWlngs ijSff Fefcraary 7 * Valves (7) 8:38 Court l B.O. A. vs. Peer Pressure play host to Slippery Rock home match. "FROSTBITE FUN Azusa - Cal 79.,. Hackers 22 10:00 r p.m. - Spunky Spikers (2) vs. Court 2 Hoop Shooters vs. Egan Scholars 14 7 Sienicki 30, Grass 2 1 . . , LarosalO — "Wrecks* (5) ! gat the Campus Center at£ eight .DAY!" i





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