Carter Caters Middle Class Worth Billion In Aid
A one billion dollar tuition aid program, hinted that his comprogram, under * which three- mittee would change the fourths» of the nation's college ^•president's proposal slightly. students would be eligible^for a Carter's proposal contains federal grant or loan, was three^major elements. First off, proposed by President Jimmy the | present basic opportunity Carter on Wednesday, February grants would be expanded by E another $1 billion which would 8. 'd&& ft | I m In an effort to help a struggling 5 assist 3.1 million more students. middle <-class meet the cost of Secondly, the existing college higher education,! the program would* guarantee^ a ^minimum work study program would grow grant of $250 to every student by $165 million from the present whose family' earns $25,000 or $435 million. As of now, 720,000 less. l Somewhat larger £grants, students take ,part in * the « however, would be allowed for program.! *f "? «£ 4 £ | students whose families earn less £ Finally, the guaranteed student than $16,000. I g p y | m t i loan program would be increased ^ In addition, loan I guarantees by $327 million, I from an would be?available to families estimated $40 million now. This earning up to $45,000 a *year '•I would provide a possible $260,000 compared with $30,000. w ^ in new loans. Tins would seem to %In an effort to provide better fa indicate that the number of loans benefits fori middle; income to middle income students would students, Sen. ClaborneijPeMof be doubled. %& * ^ Rhode!Island, chief Senate 5 Changes affecting the basic sponsor of the educational grants grant program .would increase maximum grants 5 for low and moderate income students. The maximum grant for those families who earn $8,000 a year or less? would rise to $1,800, a $200 increase from the current $1,600. The $200 raise will also assist those* families who make from $8,000 to $16,000. The $200 raise will also assist those families who make from $8,000 to $16,000 per year. ? The proposal came largely as a response to jwimounting congressional * pressure to relieve middle income families from the sky rocketing costs of college tuition. Mr. Carter's education proposal is not expected to provide any relief for families paying"tuition for private grade and high schoosl. The basis of the plan is reported'to be the expansion of federal scholarships called.* Basic; Educational Opportunity Grants.^!?

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FEBRUARY 17,1978

Trimble: l o t A Popularity Contestf Gallag^erLSafftcei^ediAniliUpietl
f&/* * John Bra no Dr. Jerry M. Trimble, dean of issue. z r Trimble said he believed it the college and vice president of academic services, and Edward would be difficult for any J. I Gallagher, assistant dean of member fofT the*, faculty to the college, responded to the list evaluate the performance of the that was supposedly a faculty dean because "there is no -inevaluation of the dean which dividual faculty J member who appeared on the editorial page of knows exactly what the dean THE MERCIAD's Feb. 10th does." He further stated that the situation >wasn't] similar to a faculty member who comes in contact with a student in class. f"I came to Mercyhurst with the understanding that my continuation would be depended upon a mutual evaluation by the president? of; the college and myself," he said. J. L He cited that they have "stuck to that agreement" and dhat college presidentp)r. Marion L. Shane is free to use any resources he rwants? in making the evaluation. W "One of the problems with having the faculty evaluate 5 a dean is that it might become a popularity contest," Trimble continued. "The dean does what the faculty wants then he or she Dr. Jerry M. Trimble might win the popularity contest. You can't function just to make the faculty happy. A dean who does function in that role probably won't be very effective, because of all the different situations with which the college deals." J*$ i $ * % He did agree that a dean should consider and -be responsive to reasonable faculty needs and concerns. Trimble wasn't sure why the issue came up in THE MERCIAD or what the motive was when it was printed. He does, however, disagree with "that type of article as a procedure in evaluating anyone." B "Here at Mercyhurst,"| he added, "the faculty has had .a significant role in determining how they were going to be evaluated." f Gallagher said that he was both "concerned and upset" over the printed evaluation of the dean and noted that Trimble and the chair-person of the faculty policies* committee Dr. Bud



*EdwardGa Uagher Brown, assistant professor of evaluation. The process was still philosophy, had not reached being discussed. "I feel,that it agreeable terms on exactly how was wrong that this was sent out the dean % was going to be for general dissemination before evaluated. I all parties had agreed to a \ "That dialogue had not been process." Gallagher also questioned the concluded," he said? "Therefore the dean had not agreed to any of comments MERCIAD editor the items appearing in this ex- Chris Van Wagenen stated on the cerpts, ffrom the £ faculty •{Contin ued on Page 5) '£

Father Guy Patrick Revolts?*; Spends Five Days In Prison
Father Guy began with a slight grin. "I've wanted to go to jail for a long£ time," he calmly admitted. After a number of attempts, his wish came true. A $75.00 speeding ticket allowed him* to seek a Ave day sentence in Crawford County Jail, Meadville, Pa. Father Guy paid a portion of^thetfine, men asked, "to take the rest in jail." After doing "his time," Father Guy stated, "Jail must be the worst experience there is. It is the lowest scale of human existence." His eyes lowered and he continued, "Crawford County Jail needs a lot of money. It needs public support." y Descriptions revealed crowded conditions, smoke infested rooms, y and an unbearable absence of light. Father Guy summed it up, "Words do not describe it." He gave an example, "One young guy has been there since July 4| He has seen no light, and has had no exercise." Other examples fdescribed "little old quiet guys drying out" after a drunken spell. j *1 The major objective ofjthe penal system|is to punish, and provide reform. When questioned on the reform practices of the Crawford County Jaii, Father Guy replied, "I did notjhear a single word on reform in my five J days." He bitterly continued, "If society is concerned. that we sufficiently punish, don't worry." Father Guy confessed publicly that "he broke down" the first two times he spoke about his experience. "It wan't for myself, it was for the guys still there,'' he added. "I imagine three months, two years..." He shook? his head, "One day is six months long."; When asked If he'd want to go to jail again, Father Guy became silent. He then continued, "It is the most godless place in the world. If I had the guts I'd do it annually." *j Father Guy has written letters describing his experience to everyone involved in his arrest. What will jbe his next action? Father Guy ^sighed, then Iconeluded,; "Beyond that^ I don't know yet. What in the world can you do?" f f P

Father Guy Patrick

Djd I take a "CHEAP SHOT" at the dean? I happen to think that I didn't. Why? Because of you, the student body, the faculty and secretaries. £ S$j| . t You're the people that come up to me on a daily basis and complain and cry andScry some more about theiway Mercy hurst is run. i l l Day in dav out, this process goes on and sooner or later you figured'l'd print something "bad", or should I say, "naughty," about? the college, the dean or theMdministration. * ? | I stuck my neck out on the line last week by printing a proposed evaluation about the dean and I accepted a good deal of criticism for it. I . . . . This issue of the Merciad is highly controversial, but by far the best issue that this institution will see for a long time to come. ,* * i |& g J* B In order to set things in the proper perspective, I m the

editor and as editor I decide what must be said for a silent "majority" of "you." f "2 Something's wrong here at Mercyhurst. Something that can't be put into words. It's not tangible, but it can be felt from the hallways of Old Main to the dorms which line our attractive campus. | ? '«Kft& In the past six months I've heard grave criticism about the dance department, business department, and art department to name a few. •& I've heard criticism about every faculty member at one time or another and I've heard criticism about just the way the col lege is run| ' ? I I'm not the one on trial here. I raised a question that's( been building up over a long period of time. •. ? You gave me your input, I responded. Now the problem is 3 on my shoulders. Help! ~4 i F Apparently many of you are scared to voice your opinion; don't be. |gp I will accept any letter to the editor with this promise. You can remain anonymous and not worry about the aftermath. Maybe once people express their true feelings in print, we can finally get something accomplished around here in making Mercyhurst the campus it once was.} j£ m Letters to the Editor can be left in the information office, slipped under the door of the Merciad office in Old Main or sent to me through the mail room.

A Faculty Member's Opinion Of The Dean's Accomplishments
1. Conducted the business of the dean's office with' integrity and dedication, investing long hours'in thorough preparation before making decisions. 9 2.1 Dealt with colleagues openly, honestly and fairly. I 3. | Initiated efforts to bring a cooperative education program to Mercyhurst. M 1 ' 38? f 4.i Effected and integrated a program in Physical evelopment, Athletics and Recreation. 5. Recruited and appointed as Athletic J Director IMike Cusack and as Director of Financial Aid Norm Barber, both of whom have proven to be outstanding [administrators. 4: - " < 6. f Appointed as Division Chairpersons Bev DiCarlo, Bryan McHugh, and Gary Smith, who all effectively manage the administrative work for their divisions and who have effected changes and improvements for their respective divisions in a creative and well (organized manner. * jg 7. Made necessary and often difficult! decisions egarding faculty staffing, i.e., appointments of new [faculty and non-retention of ineffective teachers. 8. ^Initiated efforts and developed a proposal to [change the class schedule, making better use of our academic week by eliminating "free Wednesdays" and moving to a MWF-TTH class schedule. T p 7* 9. Initiated efforts land effected changes, in raduation requirements, for example, the expression i requirements in minimums rather than maximums. 10 Initiated efforts and developed a proposal to hange from a course system to a credit-hour system, jiving credit for labs conducted in conjunction with egular courses. \

Letters To The Editor
. .(.The Yearbook | j j |
The Mercyhurst Yearbook Staff will be selling yearbooks for two more weeks. If the quota is not met at this time, there will be no yearbook this year nor future years. We need 150 more sales to continue publication. On Saturday,. February 18, at 1:00 p.m., the staff will be soliciting door to door in the three dorms, Sesler Apartments, and the 1 Town Houses. ^8| x §&? 1 I One payment of $1000 must be made at this time. Senior pictures are due by March 1,1978. You may contact Arfax studios, Mark Spencer, or other independent photographers. The pictures submitted must be black and white and must be either 3x5 or 5x7. we need your help!

The Student Activities Committee, (SAC) is ready to go, are you? The small individual committees are now being formed. If you are interested in joining any of the following committees, please contact the chairman or Jan Gatti no latter than Thursday, Feb. 16* *• W < I "f3| M • COMMITTEES Cultural Films Coffee Houses CHAIRMAN Melinda Jamison 119 McAuley Hall 866-9859 Chairman needed contact Jan Gatti Holly Benton 105 McAuley Hall 866-9859 W Chairman needed contact Jan Gatti Jocelyn Piccuta 119 Baldwin 866-9083|^ Steve Frisina McAuley Hall 866-9819 7v Sesler 211 "~ * 866-3405 Recreational
Gretchen Narcisi

Promotion Publicity Community Involvement

...The Dance Department
The Mercyhurst College Dance Department is presenting their Winter Production this weekend. The program is entitled "An Evening of Dance" and will be presented February 17,18, and 19, in Zurn Recital Hall. '* There is a performance Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. and Sunday at 2:00 p.m. The choreography is by Madame Valentine Belova. A guest artist, Ms. Magda; Saleh, a former Prima Ballerina of the Cairo Ballet Company, will be performing in two of her own works. One is an "Egyptian Stick Dance." The first piece of the program, entitled "Art In Dance", combines the two artistic mediums of painting and dance as it looks at history throughout the ages. Sf The works of the artists Degas, Breughal, and Watteau are combined with the music ofRavel, Irffm and Meyer Beer. The next part of the program is "Excerpts From Swan Lake" which includes the Pas de Trois from Act 1, and the famous Black and White Swan variations. i n The next piece entiUed "Quest" is a modern ballet with music composed by Peter Belenki'who has done some writing for * 'Earth, Wind and Fire." % £ The final piece of the program, "At the Beach", is a short humorous dance satirizing the bathing beauties of the 1920's. The music is by Scott Joplin. I s 8 \ \ | The entire program was designed by Madame Belova to bring out the evolution and styles of dance. The program extends from early folk dances to the contemporary modern ballets of the twentieth century. Those dancing in the program include: Colleen Angerer, Jenny Arnold, Janet Artuhevich, Sharon Artuhevich, Bernadine Borinski, Suzette Boyer, Elizabeth Casey, Jack Chaitman, Denise Corbin, Sam Fargiorgio, Barbara Hardie, Jenny Isabella, Carlee Kanopka, Yvonne Mancuso, Therese Manning, Wesley Marks, Jerry McCall, Kathleen Megnin, Bob Mikrut, Shelagh Murphy, Sheila Nelson, Ann Marie Rock, Beth Rosser, Lori Shadley, Garr Smith, Sandra Stoler, Jeanne Palmer, Sarah Underwood, Diane Wawrejko, v Sharon Wester and Carrie Wilson.y ' 3'


Amy McNicholas 236 Baldwin 866-9093 Or Mary Mahon 116 Baldwin 866-9083 Jeff Pond 221 Sesler 866-6170 Chairman needed Jan Gatti

Convert Special Services

These committees are to be permanent. SAC is your organization so join a committee and get involved.



;An informak discussion seminar on Free Enterprise and the Role of Profits, w i 1 be held Feb. 1 22 at 3 p.m. in the Recital Hall. Guest speaker will be Mr. A. Duval, president of Hammermill Inc. The; Mercy hurst community is urged to attend. For more information contact: Reggie O'Connor, 868-3536 or Jim Paskert, 866-6650.

Wtar.., Chris Van Wagenen News Editor I.. John Bruno Feature Editor Darlene Keith Sports Editor. ...Terry KeUy Graphics and Layout Darlene Keith, Terry Kelly Writers and Creators: Vicki?Martinago.-Bob Derda Jr 11 omci k riiilffi .- ? * T * ' **** Walker, Judy A M * ! Photographers Sue Carlton and Randy Mink Business Manager Darlene Keith and Lisa Manendo Art Editor ? . . . Patrick Dunn Faculty Consultant William Shelley The Merciad accepts, in fact encourages, the submission of articles, letters, and stories from any and all members of the Mercyhurst College community: students, facility, administrators, trustees, and friends of the school. However, as responsible Journalists we must reserve the following rights: g| J • * 1. The right to revise copy into standard English; 2. The right to revise copy into correct journalistic form; 3; And, finally, the right to revise copy (but not change meaning) to fit layout design. In addition. Letters to the Editor must be signed, must be factually verifiable, and must be written in good taste. Names will be withheld upon request; but fake names will not be used.?

.. JoAnn DeSantisi
LETTER TO THE EDITOR : Police Science majors! Hi! I'd like to introduce myself I m JoAnn Desantis and Mercyhurst Student Government recently approved me as your new representative to the body. My pleafis a simple one. Inlorder to voice your opinions, I need your input on those issues that pertain to our academic and social well-being. Together we can become aware of the relevant issues affecting the 'Hurst now and in the futuren care and I know many of you do also. So please whenever you see* me, tell me about it and help me adequately represent you in MSG. W

The Black Student Union (BSU) of Mercyhurst college will sponsor an evening of cultural enrichment and social delight The event is scheduled to begin at 9 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 18 at the Martin Luther King Center, 312 Chestnut St. Special guest speaker will be Erie's first black councilman elect, Larry Meredith. Music will be provided by LUV, a talented} group from Pittsburgh. Admission will be $2.00 for Mercyhurst students and $3.00 to the public. It is a B.Y.O.B. affair.

FEBRUARY 17,1978



[ Mercyhurst's director of grants * and government relations, John T. Nesbit, has worked in that position for over four years. He said that when he first started, the institutional grants reached the 100,000 dollar mark. For the academic school year 1978-79, the college could receive anywhere from 600 to 700,000 dollars. | B "You don't get money from the state or the federal government unless you ask for it. And you constantly f file f proposals,'' he





V Nesbit discussed the two types of grants involved,! The grants that are funded are sure bets to be awarded sometime in April or May. Those grants f that have been filed are, as he said, "far from being awarded." « | r "We're in | competition with everyone else and it depends on how well written and competitive the grant' is, coupled with the reading and rating we receive," he added, j 13& m | E He said that it was safe to say with some degree that the college will receive funds for continuation grants, such as $32,257 for the continuation of internal studies program, which seeks "to

promote understanding of crosscultural issues among the college community."! * * £ The Erie Chapter m of. the American Cancer Society will fund v between five and six thousand ^ dollars to the continuing research of Sister Mary Eymard *Poydock, R.S.M., professor emeritus in biology. J "We've worked out and written proposals to the National Cancer institute," Nesbit >said. "Even though Sister Eymard's work is known in Rome, she has h to depend on funds from the local chapter of the cancer institute. We asked the national institute for as much as $50,000. (Unfortunately, we're not a research institution and we don't have a big name attached to cancer research. If we did, it would help a great deal in getting her additional funding. | *& | The ^ " D e v e l o p m e n t a l Vocational § Education ^ for Mainstreamed^ Handicapped" program, which recently filed for a grant of\ $59,000 is headed by Diana *Bonl, I instructor 3 in education. J BR jflfil "What Diana would like to do," Nesbit S added,* "is construct a

Library ;Laws May (Change But Learning Never!Does!
; Judith Bradley, assistant professor of library science, is very: much involved with the Mercyhurst College Library. •$ F; "Being in a small library, I have an opportunity for greater experiences because I get to do a variety of jobs, wher^e as if I worked in a large library, I would be limited to one department,"

' Judith Bradley

^f^f by Amy Chizmadia jjjjQBirJ Ms. Bradeley stated. 3SR <S * Along with being the assistant ~ to the^director of the library, she aids students in their use of the library, and Ms. Bradley is also inlchargejOf the Jreference material and thej inter-library loan transaction. E|sj j "I also do some work with the writing classes, which I enjoy because I have contact with the students as well as the teachers." ''There ^ have Sbeen some changes in the library such as the cataloging system and also the reference collection has built up," she said, lem \ i Another change affecting the entire library System is the new copyrighting law. The purpose of the new law, effective January 1, 1978 is to protect the rights of the author as well as the rights of the users. &gS 9 9 9 I K £ '"^ The law stresses fair use which limits the exclusive rights of the author in the g situation I of research and-scholarship. g Another } change is| formally copyrighting protection to J two forms. Now these two forms are integrated and are now formed as

John Nesbit a $10,855 grant from the Erie college. I County Foundation for installing "This is a system where the a new lighting system in the school buys film and then loans Little Theatre. The foundation themi, out to ?local law encontributed money for the forcement agencies," added 'Hurst's Campus Center. £ Nesbit. "It's cheaper than having The Governor's Justice ten agencies buy the same film. Commission f funded a $7,600 We;don't make any money off of grant for the continuation of the this but it's good for public "The CETA program costs us Law Enforcement Education relations. It serves a community nothing,"s Nesbit said,|"We Reference Center here at the value for police officer training." simply produce a job, hire the person and the government gives us the money to pay their salary. We're using this program in development and several other areas'right now." *HB^g* | * Other funded programs include The words on the left below were taken from "1000 Words £ every College Student Should Know.TMatch the words with 2 their definitions on the right. * 1. analogy a. belief ^ 2. idiom b. beginning 3. demagogue c. leader | 4. odious d. healthful I 5. tenet* e. inclination 6. contumcacious f. hateful 7. proclivity c. magie^ one idea. Another big change is 8. necromancy h. correspondence the duration of the copyrighting 9. rudiments . i. wicket ",l protection^ i m \\ y 10. salubrious j . rebellious This is for the life of the author k. dialect * plus 50 years after that. But in the 1. mirror image case of the institution, it is for 75 years from the publication date See Key On Page 7 or 100 years from creation, whichever comes first. £ "However," Ms^ Bradley remarked, «"with the new law, (Continued from Page 1) there is * a problem with interpretation?' I ft v same Subject in his editorial Gallagher said he has witMstj-Bradley feels the law has column, calling it a "cheap shot nessed faculty members make come out in favor of the author. at the^clean of the college. some "scathing remarks" about She thinks there is a definite need "The comment that he made the dean who, in turn, heard what for revision, but the new law is was unfair and uncalled for," it was they had to say. j* not yet definite, so she feels there said the assistant dean. "He has "He would interact with that are bound ,to be some legal not, as far as I'm concerned, acted in fay very, accountable faculty member several days decisions by the law. later in a manner whereby it was g "The image of the library has manner." changed because it was built as a "Chris has not attempted to very obvious that he did not hold learning center .^instead of a discuss his feelings with anyone any hostility and what was said library/' Bradley commented. and he made one negative was over and done. He was She continued, "It is more of an comment,"She continued. "How willing to accept the people for could a person have served as an what they are, he concluded. integrated system."£ Trimble added, "One thing the Since Ms. Bradley has been editor of the student newspaper here at the 'Hurst, she has seen a for the past year and have faculty needs to know about me is change in the library. "I feel it is worked on the paper last year that when they make statements because • people are* becoming and not have been aware of some that are in their best professional p more aware of the library and the of the changes that have been judgment? I don't take them brought about by Dr. Trimble?" personally." W sources available." £

curriculum ^involving public school J adminstrators, teachers and parents for handicapped students who, by> law now in Pennsylvania, are to be mainstreamed (placed in every facet they can be in with \ regular students). She feels there needs to be a special curriculum, in some cases, for those students." | Along the vocational line, the program will try-.- and help handicapped g students in (job placement once they are out of nigh school, with the intent of placing them in some vocation. Another funded program, which will receive $6,000, is the *' Comprehensive Employment Training Act (CETA)." Involved here are unemployed people looking for work. The government is willing to put up the money if there are jobs available.



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Miriam Mashank Existing for f fours years, the for it,i and monitoring ithat l I SB PACE program has helped budget. J J PACE stands for Pennsylvania almost 800 studentsJ throughout Mercyhurst^. College. This Academic Enrichment Program. program is very popular to most Ms. Mashank launched this idea of the students now attending this a couple of years ago and since college. In'order to be an ef- then, when the woraPACE came fective program,* people must up, you knew what it meant. § 3 The Purpose of PACE know about it. 4 I & K Miriam Mashank I is the *The* purpose of the PACE director of the|PACE program program is to provide academic and the counseling services. support and leadership programs Among her many duties, related for the students. It is tutoring to PACE«?are coordinating the students who a re'having difprogram, setting up the budget ficulties in their studies and it is

for students who want to donate their time to helping the not so fortunate student who is having difficulty, f "Every incoming freshman is invited into the PACE program. We focus most of our attention on the freshmen.^We stress emphasis on giving these students a good academic I education and developing leadership abilities," stated Ms. Mashank. £ \& Who Are The Students? Wm Some of the students are Egan Scholars. These*people provide tutorial sessions. Other students who join are experiencing some difficulty with studies and others just want to get a | sense of belonging to something. £. g E Helping these incoming freshmen are six student assistants who are upper classmen. They try to relate to the freshmen and function as part of: the PACE program. I {gBp f£¥ % These \ six assistants are Barbara Hardie, Pat Hastings", Steve I Flat ley, Mary % Russell, Peggy Victoria and June Gabor. b Besides helping the freshmen with their various problems, they sometimes arrange cultural events,! social events such as holidaycparties and help out in general B ? jB:. "These assistants provide the PACE studentsjrcwith a f well rounded experience both in and out of the classroom,"? Ms. Mashank -said. "In fact, the entire coordinating staff provides this."

director; Helen Trimble, coordinator of tutoring services; Jean Lavin, director of self and social awareness program;}and personal counselors, Len Cyterski and Dave Blanchfield. -|g | j£$ "Of course all of these members are personal ^counselors," added Ms. Mashank. "If* a student has a problem, he can see any of these people. Len Cyterski and Dave Blanchfield are the primary counselors though." When choosing the PACE staff, Ms. Mashank looks for each one to have a different personality. "I try to get a variety of personalities together so jthat a student will have a choice and be able to choose the one to which he can relate to the best," Ms. Mashank stated.; 'I \ j * "We want to help the students build strong self-concepts and to be able to compete academically in a healthy fashion!" W
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Currently, Ms. Mashank 2 is tin the process of writing a proposal to< Harrisburg. This is done annually as a process of obtaining the grant which makes this entire program possible.?' Sp* Jg; PACE is funded by a jj grant from the state education association in Harrisburg. This is the fourth year Mercyhurst has received the grant and each consecutive year, was rated among the top ten jin regard to program jdevelopment and services rendered to students. Throughout Pennsylvania? 57 colleges and universities receive Included in the coordinating this grant. Some of these schools staff are Tyrone Moore, assistant are Gannon, Edinboro, Carnegie-

Melon, Villa Nova, Penn State and the University of Pittsburgh, to name a few. } 8 "A funny thing iis that Mercyhurst College * has been receiving this grant for four, yearstand each year it is rated amongrthe top ten. Neighboring Gannon and Edinboro have been receiving! it longer and their program is rated lower than ours," Ms.j'Mashank added. The grant, which is $71,500 is used to conduct self and social group awareness lab sessions, tutoring components, ^personal, career and financial aid counseling and} to subsidize the reading, * math 'land* English clinics. J ? Before the money is granted to the ^school however, a * state evaluator visits the college and interviews staff, students and faculty members to discover whether the PACE j program is ? working well. / •& vPast Activities Among some of the past activities were bringing Pittsburgh Black Ballet, Ozananv' Strings and Venango Christian Choral Group to campus. In addition to this, they also purchased five season tickets to the Erie,Civic Music Association performances. PACE students" share, these tickets. Even though students in PACE have a lot of fun, the main concern is that the staff help students and that students with problems come to them for help. They will certainly be glad to help.

Many changes for the LRC have been discussed lately by the LRC committe. The committee is composed of two administrators Mrs. Joanne Cooper and Mrs. Judy Zewe; t?wo students,: Bob Radziszewski jand Stephen Joyces and two faculty members, Susan Longo, the other member has not been appointed yet by the Senate.&.v Al'4' The purpose of this committee, according to MsJ Zewe lis to "analyze the problems concerning the LRC and make recommendations to the Senate in improvement iof ^materials
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cessibility to the handicapped. Presently, 11 he committee Sis concentrating ?on| thef latter. Ramps and doorways are being considered to aid in reaching this In talking about these areas of concern, Ms. Zewe stated that if any )j students f have gj any suggestions in improving any aspects of the LRC, she and other members of the committee would welcome comments. B _ I ! § If students wish to voice their opinions, they can either contact Ms.- Zewe at Egan 2 or attend the committee's meetings which are held the second Tuesday of every month at 9 a.m. 1 in the LRC's faculty research room.* ' . The next meeting scheduled is March 7. ^il&fsit


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firadiiate Program Justice i May Soon Offered Hurst
The Graduate Program in Administration of-; Justice was accepted by the Mercyhurst College Senate, with one dissenting votei. The proposal will now be reviewed by the Board of Trustees. ^ f ' g Frank Hagan, associate professor ° of sociology-lawenforcement, commented, "The program* will attract better students J and will provide recognition for the college." & When- questioned > on the reactions of f the r LawEnforcement department, Hagan replied, "They are thrilled about r it. ' { | One question concerning the program was the \ fear of a vocational ^ school replacing a liberal \ arts school. Hagan disagreed with this fear, "I believe the program will add to the academic vitality of the institution."? ?0fc 5 %$. The one dissenting vote from the College |Senate came-;from Jamie Yule, professor of human ecology. She applauded the program, but stressed, "It is an inopportune time for the college to venture into .'any substantial direction of any kind." She continued, f "Mercyhurst is having difficulty in defining its role as a liberal arts institution; an additional program would be ill-timed." Lee Pitonyak, law-enforcement secretary, explained Jthat I the
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program would be reviewed annually for the first four years by the Academic Policy Committee. This would allow benefits| and problems to be evaluated. g She stated that Dr. William Garvey, professor of history and director of the Robbie Robison administration, will work parttime on the proposal,{until a director is appointed. »*§ Jg * The program is basically set up

forlin-service students who have three years of prior experience in the law field. Ms^Pitonyak explained,; "Axfew introductory courses i will! be available to students from Mercyhurst while they complete their three year service experience." She concluded, "The program was originally planned for the summer, but it probably will not be possible until the fall."

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The American Cancer Society and fifty participating will sponsor v" Buck a Cup Day,' restaurants in Erie,; Wednesday, February 22. Erie The buttons will be soid, County, including Mercyhurst February 13-22 at 2 the student College will actively participate. union and cafeteria. A small The American Cancer Society donation of $1.00 will go towards is a ^national organization, the American Cancer Society. composed of volunteers and staff from every section of the coun- Anyone purchasing a button try. It is dedicated to one basic will be able to receive twenty-five purpose: To conquer cancer. It cent cups of coffee, tea, or pepsi, seefts simply ho obtain enough throughout the day. Keith dollars to wage fan unrelenting Crouse, working for Saga Foods, fight \ to help save the millions agreed to donate free coffee. who will otherwise die of cancer. Two years ago, Mercyhurst Sr. Eymard, director of cancer participated and raised 80 research at Mercyhurst College, dollars. Sr. Eymard stated, "I is also on the board of Directors hope |from this year on, for the American Cancer Society. the community will * annually < . Sr. Eymard stated, "I hope to participate.'*?* f '. double the sum this year, because The dollars received will go of the work and enthusiasm the towards: 24 per cent of Research, students are giving." *i y 32 per cent Health Education, 26 Sr. Eymard, Colleen Heher, ?r cent Service, 10 per [ cent Val Ferro, and Jane Kersteller, undraising, 8 per cent all of Mercyhurst, are -volun- Management and General.- The teering their services throughout goal for 1878 is $121,300. M Erie county. * The American Cancer Society The volunteers will e be has granted $4,000 tot cancer distributing posters, literature, research at Mercyhurst College and selling buttons at Mercyhurst for their 1978 budget./



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bids. t 'i £ % C With every game played, this nesday. The only question would be year's Mercy hurst Lakers are K The Demons gave the favored setting records that will certainly home team a tough time before which team will get the top mark ajstandard for years ito succumbing to j the Laker ranking, since that team will get pressure 93-72. m W \ | the home court advantage. The come. $s ^ T K W w3i Kevin Bradley paced the 'Hurst Lakers and Westminster, both ft The Lakers have \ set a new school record for season wins with 16 points while Gacia top teams in the country as well with 2fo. The 1972-73 'Hurst unit Leonard took game honors for as the district, are vying for that honor. £f T F WM Daemen, scoring 24. *£ had previously held J the § high The next night things did get a water mark of 19. ThejBlue and^Green, with at little too close for comfort as least six regular season games Mercyhurst nipped lightlyleft plus the playoffs, are a sure regarded LaRoche College 73-68 bet to improve on that record.. in Pittsburgh^ « Mercyhurst has also won J11 pa. Two reasons could be given to straight games and this too is a sum up the Mercyhurst perschool record that; can be bet- formance, one is fatigue and the W tered game by game.i iP/* 9 other is Nate Turner. The Lakers | may have been On top of this, the Lakers, with their glossy 20-1 record, are now tired but 5-9 Turner poured home rated 9th in the country by the 32 points as the 1-22 Red Devils N.A.I.A. and keep rising in the almost pulled the!upset of the 4£ § small college poll, «*** i ^ year.. ^&&| if The 'Hurst wiiljput all this John Burrow, who led a last 10 "glory" on the line tomorrow minute charge that pulled it out night in Pittsburgh against a for the 'Hurst, scored 19 points while Bruce Hennings and Joe KeVUI Bradley Photo by Roncfy Mink tougfrnPohti^Pan^^ Lakers decisioned the rafi&rs* JC©cd*3jrtded 13 apiece.! j$? MercyRtEhrif was* given \a 84-81 earlier this season atlthe reprieve last Saturday when Campus Center. $ 9 0 8 * B On Monday the Lakers will Slippery Rock couldn't make it to play their last ^regularly Erie due to an outbreak of flu that scheduled home game when the hit the Rockets' campus. School Alliance Golden Eagles visit the officials are attempting § to 99 Center a.t 8 P.M. j M % reschedule the game. j Alliance, coached | b y ! Ted LAKERS NOTES: The Lakers Haluch, relies J on a * controlled have five players scoring: in • offense that usually keeps'the double figures, with Ed Jones score down.|In fact the Eagles leading the team at £14.4. Kevin resorted to a pure slow-down Bradley (12.4), Bruce Hennings game earlier this year, losing to (11.6), John Burrow (10.3), and The Mercyhurst women's Paul Young (10.0) round out the basketball i team meets Grove Geneva 42-38. i | j& ft Jeff Presnar, averaging almost five with Don Jackson(8.7) and City infc a conference match 15 points a game, is the leading Joe Ford (5.6) completing the top Thursday night at the Campus Center then travels to Allegheny Alliance scorer. SeVCH. c TheJDistrict 18 playoffs bids Saturday afternoon. §i Last week the Lakers *were probably wishing for a slow-down will be awarded later this month. The team stands at 7-2 as they of their ownjas they had to play Mercyhurst and Westminster are won over Villa > Maria College, almost sure selections with the then lost to Gannon in a "bam three games in as many days. After an emotion-draining 80-66 winner of the Pennsylvania burner" Monday night. %, The 'Hurst received consistent conquest of Gannon College at the Conference West (either Clarion Fieldhouse, 'Daemen College or Slippery Rock) and St. Vincent scoring as they defeated Villa | came to'the Center on Wed- possibly getting the* other two Maria College, 72-54. ^Barb Sweeney led the Lakers with 16 counters, Mary Ann King and Amy McNicholas with 14 and Val Ferro with 11 points. To round out the scoring, Dianne Masterson had 4, Sue Fagan hit for eighty points, Chris Tomczak with a hoop and Sue Cavalancia had two foul shots. ,u



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american while Paul Young leads the J team and \ Kevin Bradley surely has the * purest! shot around. Donald Jackson has the ability to play defense with anybody, small or major college while Joe Ford puts 150 per cent into every minute of playing time. The final two of Fox's seven spend most of their time off the floor either rebounding or slam dunking and they are John \ \' Sweetwa ter'' Burrow and Bruce "Helicopter"
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The rest vas wett*deserved!f, Having playetbwe games in six days last week, the fans saw why the ^Lakers are 10-1 and ranked nationally in the small college poU? Their f scheduled game with Slippery Rock was the rest they needed as it was postponed due to an outbreak of flu at the Rock. While watching the Lakers perform their magic, m makes me wonder how tney even lost that Westminster game by two in overtime ]p They should be no reason why Coach Fox shouldn't be in Kansas Citv come March. ? Fox'sJ" star ting seven" did all the damage in the Gannon game and Where could one find a better

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With Billt Link injured, the bench strength of Dick Brickell, Greg Powell, Jim McElrath, Walt Clark and Greg Kurt adds the balance\needed for a great team, » i § KANSAS CITY HERE WE group. Pi * $P1I? Ed Jones should be an all- COME!!!!! j If our Lakers aren't enough to & get excited over, what about the Lakerettes? Coach Rhonda Carlson might be in a tie for coach of the year with Dick Fox for the way her teamjjhas been performing. * 6 The 7-2 ladies also sport a balanced attack and their losses have been by three points and one point respectively. |^ What else could the basketball At ha Iftime, Mercyhurst led fan want! --,-— j Villa Maria 43-35 enroute to the victory. ^hJ^^^^^m U is 4 o'clock in the morning. The iady Lakers "TrnthuTVilla The Campus Center is dark and Maria at the foul line as they secluded. The colors of the tripled Villa Maria's six points. Lakers are lost in the blackness. In the Gannon battle, MerAs the sun rises, the atcyhurst led at halftime by one mosphere changes. : 3 point, { but fell victim to the As the day goes on the intensity Knights, 53-52* builds, until 5:00 p.m. finally arrives. Terry Bury of Gannon scored You put on t he green and white, the winning hoop with six seconds then tie the sneakers that have left. She finished the game with been up and down the court so 10 points; ^ * | many times before. « & Kathy Prest and Sue Jowett Somehow it is different. The had outputs of 12 and 11 for intensity is present in the faces of Gannon. \ \ j& all your teammates. |j^ Sue Fagan won game honors in Trie warmup drills excite you the losing effort with 22 points even more.* You feel you! arc and Amy McNicholas added 11 jumping high above the rim. The buzzer sounds. The long awaited points. rivalry begins. * )' Excitement builds throughout the entire| see-saw battle. Our team is ahead by one^ There is only six ^seconds left.'As the opponent shoots \ the ball, the entire gym is silent. The ball rolls around the rim and to the disappointment of the many fans, the ball falls in. As the team dejectedly walks toward the locker ^room, consoling words are repeated in each others minds. I 3$ Help me to meet the defeat with the knowledge Jthatfwhat I, put into the gamers far more important than the final score. How little those words console. But all hope is not lost. It is 4 o'clock in the morning. The Campus Center is i.. The women's basketball team is exciting to watch. Three games have been decided by one point. The ladies beat Behrend and Allegheny, then lost to Gannon by one point. It only goes to show that it is anyone's ballgame. Sorry 'about the confusion, folks, Yes, for the few out there that care, Chris and Tina is the same person. Throughout high school the same problem existed. My full name is Christina. Our high school basketball team has three Chris's, so I became Tina. Actually, Tina has, been my nickname since I was small. My brother |*could never say Christina. All that came out was Teen, so I became Tina.


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