VOL 51, NO. 9, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8,; 1978

College Business Majors Interact With Erie AMS
The Mercyhurst Chapter of the face of these self-directed stuAdministrative Management dents and the AMS is superb. It's Society (AMS) met with Erie a pleasure to work with both Chapter members at a > dinner groups." * program on Tuesday, November Other college chapter officers 28. i 5 I j g-J *m include Reggie O'Connor, vice The 17 members of the college president, Jim Tarasovitch, chapter elected Debi Copper- secretary-treasurer, Steve smith, a senior business major, Flatley,f public relations,'Mike as president. The members have Ducato, publicity committee been involved withe AMS since chairperson and Steve|Frisina, October but received official program chairperson. membership * at } the dinner Counselor Karen Jones and program. S $3t &*t Personnel Director Judy Zewe "We're * finally through; the were also named as members of If Pictures Could Talk - What the Lakermaniacs yell most of the time can't be printed here. But here they Initial planning stages," Copper- the!AMS organization at the are^at^work getting psyched. Suffice it to sayfthis is the quietest you're apt to hear them. smith stated. "I can see we'll be dinner program. jj'~ having worthwhile programs and • The guest speaker at the dinner projects j throughout the rest of program was Joseph>.Salvia, a the year Iwhich will J prove partner with the accounting iirm valuable to members and the of Root, Spitznas and Smiley. Salvia presented "A New Look at Mercyhurst community." • The 'Hurst Chapter hopes to the Federal Income Tax bring members from the local System." - ^ 1 * 3 business world to the campus for Apparently members of the Mercyhurst faculty members lifetime use of the reference and receive a personalized certificate seminars and lectures, a si Erie Chapter enjoy 4 interacting and seniors voted eleven students placement service.••• If \ the attesting the fact that he or she Dr. Jean Lavin, associate with the 'Hurst Chapter, as inof the 1979 graduating class to the students or prospective em- has been officially honored by the professor of business, who serves dicated by Marine Bank 1978-79 edition of Who's Who ployers! request letters of Who's Who program.^ | S S as college advisor to the 'Hurst Assistant Vice President and Among Students in American recommendation the Who's Who They will also be invited to chapter was recently named to Senior Personnel Officer C. Universities and Colleges. jL. program wiUperform the service participate in national student the AMS board of directors. • yne&.Wester-«w ^ I The Who's Who Edition» is free of charge**4MtfMMMIBh£M«*tf polls"tmmluuteil penodicaiiy on ^^Atl ernaving been affllia ted * m really surprised a l l tl»c pflW>H3?!en"ahrftaNy ana^ists*~the ""Students named will!also major E issues of the day. with AMS for two years," Lavin amount of student interest said, "I realize that a select body participation in the program,** he names of students recognized as of Mercyhurst management stu- said. "In the future, I hope more being among the country's most dents would profit by associating people will hear about the outstanding campus leaders. M S with W middlejM and upper program and become involved." Students from Erie named to The college chapter meets once management personnel who have the list were Paula Pizzat, John actualized the goals of our a month |for interaction I with Bruno, Christine Filippi and present students." *| I s8§| business people for contacts in Gerard NeCastro. 3 Jjjj \\ Lavin added that, "The inner- different job related areas. Other students!from PennThe Fourth IAnnual Dance Volunteer dancers can enter sylvania selected were JoAnn DeSantis, West Aliquippa, Marathon sponsored by the after the marathon begins and do Michael Heller, Franklin, Kevin Council for Exceptional Children not have to dance the full 48 Rozich, 5 Johnstown,]! Melissa (CEO will take place in the hours. I Howe ver, they fare rexMcMurray, Brookvilie, Phyllis student union the weekend of pec ted to collect! the money | pledged to them. H S I 2 | Pieffer, Pittsburgh and Darlene January 5, 6, 7.^JSj|' Dancers expecting to go the Wawrejko, Springcreek. •H&iS The 48 hour marathon will Barbara jHardie, I who I hails donate ".its proceeds to (ex- distance are reminded to bring from Holyoke, Massachusetts, ceptional children tin the Erie sponsor sheet, pillow, sleeping i • B ^ U bag and Iblankets, j change of was also named to the honors area. record Dr. John J. publication. B o | G B r a S 9 M | college and! Millar, dean of theS clothing]necessary and g$ 1 1 vice president offfi albums. S B 4 The .eleven students! were academic services, will officiate £ K Members of the CEC executive chosen on the basis of academic the start of the marathon. 1 committee have indicated that excellence, contributions to for the Mercyhurst College and potential kA band, not yet announced, will they are in need of albumsstudent entire as future leaders of society. • § pray from 9 p.m. to l a.m. Friday willing {weekend. Any* albums to loan out their I Special privileges and benefits night .^Students and professional for the weekend are asked to put will be entitled students named y disc jockeys are scheduiea to their names on the album sleeve % Debbie John, left, president of the Erie Chapter of the AMS, presents as ^members £ of the national Bwork the remainder of the and bring them to the union by 5 a pin to Debi Coppersmith, recently chosen as president for the MerCollege f C h a p t e r w f e ofi*?' t h e AMS. program. Among them, a .£weekend. J- 82flfi' *^6 Wt p.m. Friday, January 5. Sgt» % c y h u r s t

Name! Eleven 'Hurst Students To Who's Who Publication ! I I

Dance Marathon Slated For January 5 Weekend

Weref Illegal iFundsl UsedI To' Build
by Kevin Downey 2raRP2?ll The 'Hurst has a skeleton in its closet - and the closet in this case happens to be the Queen's Chapel in the Old Main building, g > Almost every freshman has heard the tale of g the haunted chapel - usually on a dark stormy midnight. jg¥ SlraSI ) The tale, as told by some of the 'Hurst's! more f mystic upperclassmen, deals with the agonizing death a of an early college benefactor whose ghost yearns for his intended tomb but was buried in faraway jEurope. Actually, the story does, have some basis in fact, but the skeleton in the closet is not a ghost. It is.some allegedly illegally*obtained; funds which eventually found their way to build £ the Queen's Chapel. * 1 \ Hardly a high school student has not been dismayed in his history class when informed of one of the nation's previous "Watergates." J s The Teapot Dome Scandal, involving government oil wells, in the early 1920's was almost as infamous as our more I recent Washington disgrace, but the implications did not reach as high in the political structure. § S Two of the nuns initially involved in the building of the college had a brother in the oil business. The oil baron, James O'Neill, a Titusville native, was in partnership with Harry F. Sinclair, after whom the scandal was named. $ & I t s B Sinclair had allegedly bribed a cabinet member with $100,000 in order to allow the oil man a cheap lease to the 'liquid gold.' Sinclair's i companies then reaped huge profits from the dealing, m The details of I the scheme eventually were leaked and, the government began prosecutions. O'Neill, fearing he'd be placed on the hot seat, suddenly decided to leave the States and live out of V%. jurisdiction in France. | Meanwhile, Mrs. O'Neill had attended a Mass service in the former chapel (which is now the business office) and was forced to kneel on the floor in the hall because of the poor conditions. Her knees convinced her of the need for a new chapel, and she thought her husband had enough money which could help the effort. I S wBt 1 ffi * O'Neill's two sisters-in-law were very pavorable to her suggestion and told her f the -donation would be very much appreciated. S H P l '^s $175,000 Donation MBF. § occupy the tombs, f $ While living in France, the then I She never got her':request fugative O'Neill sent for his two either. She died in France and nun sisters to tell them of his wish was buried alongside her to return to America to be buried. husband. The! other] vaults Before he died, he also told his remained empty also as the two wife of his wish and decided to nuns decided to be buried give (he college $175,000 to elsewhere. ^ construct the present chapel. The four chapel vaults have The chapel, modeled after an impressive English version, was never been used - and the funds construction never to have four burial vaults, two for for even though the the O'Neils and the remaining questioned, were later tied to a bribery funds two for his two sisters, s holding company in which O'Neill O'Neill never got his wish, and the infamous Sinclair were although he paid a tidy sum for it. partners. &£. « He died and was buried in France two weeks after he granted the The noises in the chapel at sum. .* I night, reportedly heard by some, E Mrs. O'Neill gave the checks to could indeed be the O'Neills the college for the chapel con- searching for their last wish - or struction with the instructions the anxiety of an upright inthat if she were to die in the U.S. stitution quaking in the then she and her husband were to I knowledge of its past.


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k The Selling of Christinas 1978 ^ '*• It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, every station you watch. And it is frustrating. £; Charlie Brown, the hapless "Peanuts" comic strip character was'right on target years ago when he brought to the public's attention that the true meaning of Christmas has been lost, thanks primarily to the commercialized wizardry of Madison Avenue. The Christmas holidays supply advertisers with the perfect gimmic to sell everything imaginable. And of course every product makes "a great gift." • • Commercials insult the public's intelligence all year • round. Before, long before, and during the Christmas season they, well, hypnotize us to go out and spend money on gifts many a time recipients are disappointed with because they either expected something more or something not as expensive.



8 8 8 8 8 8 Even Santa Claus has been reduced to many a com- 8 pany's pusher of toys. It seems nothing in the ad- 8 vertising world is sacred about Christmas. 8 8 In fact, there used to be a billboard throughout the 8 Erie area a few years back which serves as an exam8 e of how the meaning of Christmas has been lost, 8 avbe some of you remember. 8 8 8

The advertiser's near-brainwashing techniques can make many of us feel guilty if we don't make someone ha ppy by spending money on them. Whatever happened to 'Peace on Earth and Good Will Towards Men (and Women)' indeed!


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The billboard sign depicted a pleasant looking painting of a home decorated in an attractive snow scene. Camouflaged in the painting were the words "Christ Lives." Below the painting, in clear view and in larger lettering was "Meadow Brook Dairv."

. It's great that we live in a country that celebrates the tradition of Christmas. But it's too bad we live in a country that has made a tradition out of commercializing Christmas.



Editor John Bruno News Editor Sue Fuss Feature Editor Vicki Martinago Sports Editors Andy Findlay, Chris Tomczak Contributing Writers JoAnn Alexander, Judy Anania, Bob Delia Rocca, Kevin Downey Contributing Artists Jamie Borowicz, Suzanne Rieker, Eugene Weber Photographers Diane CrandaU, Tim Hiles Graphics and Layout.... John Bruno, Kevin Downey Copy Editors . . . . Mary Beth Barrett, Cathy Betcher, Joyce Sparrow Faculty Advisors Andy Roth, William Shelley The Merciad accepts, in fact encourages, the sub-, mission of articles, letters, and stories from any and all members of the Mercyhurst College community: students, faculty, administrators, trustees, and friends of the school. However, as responsible journalists we must reserve the following rights: 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 fill 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 false names will not be used.

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Dowdell's First Teaching Job As 'Hurst Faculty Member

Cftdpl Job Pleases McMurray
According to Melissa McMurray, a senior communications major, "Cooperative education provides excellent learning opportunities for the Mercyhurst student." She is currently working at WLKK Radio in Erie as traffic manager, a co-op related job. "I was lucky to get the job," she explained. "I heard about it on a Friday and started work on Monday." | p tSg z She further stated that not all co-op related jobs can be obtained so easily. "Tom Thompson (Mercyhurst Co-op Ed Director) is doing all he can to find co-op jobs for all who are looking for $ McMurray's job involves scheduling commercial spots and programs for the radio station. "It's more complicated than it sounds," she assured. "I have to be aware of the nature of each advertiser and try to schedule them accordingly." %% The job, according \o WLKK Sales Manager Harry Kingdom, is "a good place to find out about radio and a good start in the % Kingdom, who is McMurray's co-op supervisor, added that "students should! be more anxious to accept co-op positions because they provide invaluable experience for the student and give a big plus when applying for a job elsewhere." # ft | McMurray indicated that she found her employers flexible to her schedule. She works about 25 hours a week and still has time to take classes at the 'Hurst. % "I'm really glad I was able to participate in the co-op program. It's given me a great experience in a field I had never previously considered," said McMurray, a former Merciad editor. S Eg Presently she is in the process of completing the six credit co-op job. She has been offered a£ fulltime positon with the radio station after graduation.

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by Judy Anania She does, however find time Ten years working towards her tersession course is generating a for outdoor activities. ,During the «*' education has made possible lot of interest and enthusiasm summer months she spends her * Mary Ann Dowdell's first concerning the world hunger spare time water-skiing, boating, .^ .gS I teaching experience. She is problem. fishing and swimming. director of the food service Dowdell is also advising six"This.winter I would like to management and nutrition teen students!majoring .in the education department at the human ecology and foods and snow ski and I'm planning to fekegft a cross country course to learn w. •Hurst. \ i £ nutrition departments. something different," she said/ % A native of Elyria, Ohio, most of her eight family members are spread out from Southern Florida to the West Coast. | p. "I'm looking forward to seeing my parents over the Christmas holidays," she said. "I haven't seen them for two years and I can't wait to tell them about my first teaching experience." She received an undergraduate degree in dietetics from Kent State University and continued her} education at Ohio State University where she obtained a graduate degree. 1 . She was a registered dietician at two hospitals in Cleveland for three years. The basic training she experienced there included purchasing food, planning menus and supervising kitchen personnel. This past fall term, Dowdell taught a basic food course. She is currently teaching the world food problem course. IB^tPB? "The basic food course consisted of a small and friendly group, and the students worked real well with one another. I really enjoyed teaching | the class," she said. M s E E ! $Bm Mary Ann Dowdell She indicated that the in-,4 z

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Representatives of the cheerleading squad told members of the Mercyhurst Student Government (MSG) that < the proposal for the cheerleaders to take over the ticket sales at athletic events, was unacceptable. The proposal was made by MSG as a condition for monetary funding of the squad. £ The reason for the rejection, according to the cheerleader's spokesperson, was the fact that the squad would occasionally be riding the team buses to away athletic events, and would not be on campus to arrange the ticket sales. 1 Members decided that furthur information would be needed for an ultimate decision for the cheerleader's funding. The Mercyhurst yearbook, the Praeterita, was also a topic of discussion at the meeting as


members received an update oh the publication's progress. Jan Gatti, yearbook I advisor, explained that the book currently vying for sales, this year's Praeterita, will be delivered in the fall, with graduates being mailed their subscriptions. Last year's yearbook is still in the working stage, according to Gatti. She said that the Praeterita . . . "Is still missing 59 pages and hopefully these pages will be filled and ready to send to the publishers by the end of the week." .j A yearbook sales pitch was also discussed, with a special incentive being offered to thefirst50 Before - 'Hurst students, seated from left to right, Tracy Fuller, Ann Marie Rock and Beth Seach volunsubscribers. rc teered to have their hair styled by stylists from Nardy's.| S P ? I 5 i * Judy Tischler, editor of the '78- 1 H B ^ 3 | ^ H K ^ ^ ^ ^ 3 B B J 3 P 3 B M 3 T C * * 9 8 ^ ^ ^ J M ^ ^ ^ B 3 ^ J K (photo by Diane Crandall) '79 yearbook explained that there will be 50 Mercyhurst*'T-shirts given away to the first 50 yearbook subscribers. ^'

Nardy's DemonstratesiVogue Hair Styles!
what the new looks aire in hair care. K' .-''}. 3.V j * 8 r • Tegano has been in the hairV f styling business for seventeen years and Reitinger for thirteen. Gaffner has been with Nardy's for three years. .-/-"* ^ J?^ Jean Lavin and Miriam Mashank signed the salon's advertising posters for students who attended the demonstration. Students will receive a 15 per cent discount with the signed poster at the salon. • * * v . ;* An average hairstyle ranges
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intercession Courses Register Comments!
by Vicki Martin ago What do you do for three hours a day, five days a|week*:from November 27 to December 20, besides preparing for the holidays, Christmas shopping and trimming the tree? Well, 'Hurst students busy themselves with an intercession class. Some of the courses this year include, {"Vampirestin Literature", {"Body Language/', "Philosophy of Sex", "CrSne Prevention Seminar", "Principles of Clinical Instrumentation" and "Relativity and Black Holes." ~ incent Ward, assistant

professor of human ecology and instructor for the class "Human Sexuality" stated, "This is the third time I've taught this course and its going the best its ever gone. I'm surprised!" at \the oneness and frankness off the class. I thought that was going to be one of my major tasks of the course. '.jPfcThe course involves short lectures but stresses participation in various exercises. During class time, a broad range of topics pertaining to human sexuality are explored. But course requirements also include j a journal, text book readings, two reaction papers and a final exam. '"Human Sexuality' does not involve a normal class setting, format or course material," said Kathy Bowen, a junior human ecology major. "This intercession course is good because lit is informative, but also allows the student to develop his morals Mercyhurst has3 arranged I in relationship to today's society internship^, opportunities in through mini-lectures, group Washington, D.C. which will be discussions and exercises/' availablei during spring term Dr. Detmar Straub, associate 1979. £ professor of English and instrucAccording to Dr. Michael tor of "Eastern Thought, Yoga Erisman, associate professor of .and Meditation" stated, "Right political science, internships in now the course is rather lowCongressional offices, executive keyed, but that's alright. Eastern : agencies, public interest religion isn't something to get organizations ' and judicial * excited over, like a new C.B. agencies will be available. " -. radio." Other areas such as the en- ' The course outline consists of vironment, consumer affairs, one-hour daily meditation sessjournalism aid communications, i o n s , with tiie remainder of the the;arts and business are also course independent study. A After - And this is how Tracy, Beth and Ann Marie look after having their hair styled. featured. ;V S *. ' group and individual research * *? *'.. \----.-T ',- (photo by Diane Crandall) The internships will be handled ^project and course journal are by Erisman and have been de-'' also required. veloped in conjunction with the ; Straub explained that this Washington Center for Learning .particular course lends itself to Alternatives (WCLA) * of independent study because it's : Washington, D.C. ; necessary to do it rather than y The non-profit educational * study. agency develops the individual "In most cases I feel the placements and provides in- . burden of education is on me," he ternship placement, supervision, explained. "But this course gives evaluation, academic courses, ' the student the responsibility of The Senior Dinner-Dance for seminars, housing and other finding the essence of the the graduating class of 1979 will CAMPUS LIFE COMMITTEE r *. PLACEMENT OFFICE be held in .the Egan Hall Dining support services for students. 'religions through independent A representative the U.S. Room on Monday, December 11. While on the full term in- study." The College Senate Campus Marine Corps'.willfrom in Zurn be ternship, 'Hurst students will I About Straub's course special CoUege President Marion L. Life Committee will meet on remain enrolled and receive ed major Lorraine D'Onofrio Shane will present an opening lobby on Thursday, December 14 academic credit from Mer- said, "The class is really good address. John J. Millar, dean of Tuesday, December 12 at 8 a.m. and Friday, December 15.!"^5gj cyhurst based on evaluations 'because in class we actively the college and vice president of in the faculty lounge. At that lime performed by the WCLA staff and . participate * in meditation and academic services, will be the Job listings are available in the the committee will respond to faculty in Washington and '•postures and this incorporates guest speaker. / Placement Office for those infacilitated by Erisman, the everything we have already read Cocktail hour will be from 6 to 7 any suggestions from interested terested in finding fulltime college's faculty liaison with ^ about its effects and benefits p.m. The dinner, for senior class members of jthe • Mercyhurst members only, will take place positions with the Urban League WCLA. f*3_ \ '*&£*• ij outside of class." 3 4 community. ^aK'v^jSfisa^iS of Pittsburgh. | Even though most interns are i ' Another factor Straub stressed from 7 to 8:30 p.m. ' juniors, seniors and graduate 1 was that during intersession the The dance, which will feature students, some sophomores have student is able to concentrate his the rock group Wave, isfrom9 ^WRITING CENTER •^M^^fi1 < Christmas jobs are also still participated in the past with the * energies on his one course, p.m. to 1 a.m. Seniors can bring a available. / WCLA program. ~v' allowing him to really become guest but are to be advised that The Writing Center is open formal attire is requested, #. B Students interested in possibly involved. from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day '?. MEDIA SERVICES IS Chairperson Beth. Beal said during intersession. Please feel Media Services will close at pursuing an internship in D.C. But is three weeks long enough should contact Erisman at 864- for the intersession course? that mixers will be provided but 4:30-. p.m. on Thursday, 0681 (Ext. 255) for more in- Straub thinks it is "at least long that those invited I should free tofttop by, in 308 Main, for December 15 for their Christmas B.Y.O.B. »1*C*^Bp9i@^« nejp with any writing difficulties. party. $ Vi** formation. S8S7* :*>*v«* *.*\-. _ /<-enough for a taste." V '/ "t ISRrf

by Judy Anania jjfe * One of the many questions from The I Mercyhurst PACE the audience was raised by one Program,!with the help of ad- student who was curious to know visors Jean Lavin and Miriam what determines a perfect cut. Mashank, sponsored a hairTegano, who is the owner of styling demonstration last Nardy's said, "When I cut hair I Tuesday in Baldwin lobby. More want to create an oval face than 50 people attended. I because that's the perfect shaped Patricia Tegano, Barbara face." v% -?5 <Reitinger and David Gaffner § She also added, "Blow-drying from Nardy's! Beauty Salon of your hair after every wash inErie gave specialized a cuts to dicates a bad haircut." 3||yJ#i twelve 'Hurst students. Several The consultants spent one year students visited thejshoppe in Paris and London studying beforehand to decide what type of different ? styles. 1 They also hairstyle would best suit them. traveled to San Francisco to find

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Senior Dinner And Dance December 11

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Michael Meehan 322 Sesler Down by 864-5523 December 10th

To the Mercyhurst Community: | Ass youl know, fthef yearbook staff is now selling subscriptions for the 1979 Praeterita. Some of you have expressed concern over the fact that you have not received the yearbook which you paid for last year. This may be causing you to hesitate to buy a subscription to this year's book. You will receive last year's book. I f We have a new and different staff this year. Can't you see the difference? We're excited about the Praeterita and we want you to be too! We feel that the Praeterita should be a meaningful reminder of the time you spent at the 'Hurst. We're working to make this year's Praeterita the best ever. Please take a chance on us. Remember, the yearbook is just $10.00. You can order yours from: | Jim Daley, 226 McAuley Loretto Thompson, 134 Baldwin Jane McLaughlin, 231 Sesler Kim Flick, 215 Baldwin Judy Tischler, 301 Baldwin ISandy Einhipple, 311 Baldwin!



8 piiih Tickets on sale in the Student Union THOSE TWENTIETH CENTVKY TROVBADORS 50 at the door in advance LITTLE THEATRE Brought to you by the Student Activities Committee •^•^:^^m^m^
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Sports Talk

Fan Support Is Paramount
by Chris Tomczak fared«extremely well hopefully A fan is an integral J part of athletic activities. He may be a setting the stage for a successful &$« mere spectator*who wants to basketball season. The Mercyhurst fans, in fact watch the game for his own pleasure and enjoyment. He had much to cheer about the comes to a game to cheer, to boo entire fall season of athletics, or simply to let out frustrations. g The women's tennis team won Then there is another type of what;' every other opponent fan. This type of follower lives wanted to win. What more can be and dies with his team. He is a die said? They proved they were the hard rooter. -He feels' glorious best this season by winning the when his team is victorious, but Keystone Conference title. when his team loses, he hurts as The soccer team also did the much as the players do. Their best in Mercyhurst history, even though they lost in the chamloss is his loss. I " J,_? Over the weekend both types of pionship game for the NAIA fans were present in the Campus District 18 title against Behrend. Center. The excellent fan support The women's volleyball team in the Mercyhurst - Invitational completed an excellent season Tournament was a plus for winning 14 games and losing only five. This was a convincable Mercyhurst College. S I Despite! the disrespectful showing considering the frif outburst during the singing of the effort of a year ago, } National Anthem, the crowd, Basketball action continues along with the pep*band and during the Winter term for both cheerleaders, generated elec- the men's and women's teams. Crew, baseball softball will tricity that was i simply con- commence after and snows fall (if the tagious. B H & L 4 ' I they ever will this year), and the The well-balanced attack? of Mercyhurst fans will have more Mercyhurst Intramural Football Champions - Members of the Henrys Football Team are, front row, left CoachJDan O'Connor's charges to cheer about. I to right, Tom Guitas, Dave Smith, Rick Sethman, Killer the Dog, Gary Johnson and Wayne Anderson. Second row, left to right, T.J. Fahey, Jim Morycz, Bob Heftka, Max Mumford and Barry Houben. gMissing from photo are Bob George, Joe Ford, Al Lonczak, Scott Brechbuehl and Kevin Kane. fe?S? 1 (photo by Diane Cranda 11)






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Mercyhurst Intramural Co-ed Vollevball Champions - Members of Whatever are, front row, left to right, Sherry Duda, Mildred Choice, Gail Hess, Chris Bittorf and Gary Weber. Back row, left to right, Nick Grandinetti, Scott Brechbuehl, Tom Moffat, John Woodruff and Joe Ford. £ In the Intramural Co-ed Volleyball playoffs Whatever brushed ;v aside the three challengers to gain the championship. , ; : 7 ^' .,"., * The competition was in the form of a round robin tournament. Whatever finished unbeaten on 3-0. Oedipus Wrecks were 2-1 and Super Spikers 1-2. Overheads trailed the division without recording a win. ; . •' . - .:, .•:=, ' &V1" *"'£". ''jiJ#tif»--^.-;vS^fe'« (photo by Diane Crandall)


^ M a r k Richert was the winner of the 1978 Turkey Trot, a one and a half mile race around campus. Mark won, you guessed it. a turkey.
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FOOD DRIVE *?/$. H I S j A food drive is being sponsored by MSG to provide a Christmas dinner and toys to 50 needy families in association with the Martin Luther King Center. & | On campus collections of canned goods*and monetary donations will be made on Tuesday, December 12, beginning at6:30p.m. jj| p \ %$0^ Other contributions can be left at the Campus Ministry office or in the Student Union office. Any help would be greatly appreciated. ^ ^ ^ ^ S f ^ ^ H I Sf aB
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DECEMBER 8,71978

Lakers Place Second In Mercyhurst Tournament
by Bob Delia Rocca The Second Annual Mercyhurst Invitational Tournament, played December 1 and 2, brought some good news and some bad news. The good news was the Lakers won their first home game of the season with a stunning 85-82 overtime victory over Queen's College in the opening round of play. It was also Dan O'Connor's first home win as head coach * jiNow for the bad news. The following evening, the Lakers lost their own tournament to Behrend College. This was the first loss recorded by the Lakers at home since the Campus Center opened one year ago. * ^ > £* Kurt was the Laker high scorer with 16 points. % r Behrend comfortably knocked off Pitt-Johnstown in the opening round 80-61. * i§ The championship game between the Behrend Cubs and the Lakers was fought before a packed house. The Cubs had a considerable height advantage headed by the new recruits - 6'9" Ernie Cooper from Houston, Texas and 67" John Luster from Louisville, Kentucky. The Lakers never gave in to their Station \Road rivals and trailed by only 2 (32-30) after the first 20 minutes.

But Behrend had the upper Still the ''Hurst, now at 2-2, hand, and in the second half provided fans with an abundance opened up and out scored the of excitement during both nights 'Hurst to advance to a 47-36 lead. of play action.' . *f • jg With Danny Brown, Bill Link W First the V Lakers took on and Greg Powell consistently Queens College of New York City hitting the boards, the Lakers cut where, incidentally, Athletic the margin to 59-57.* But the Director Mike Cusack previously visitors scored the final seven coached jj baseball. Both teams points as they coasted to a 66-57 victory.^ft ? ? 5 B r ^ S c i § 3 ^ 1978-79 Mercyhurst Lakers - Front row, left to right, Sherrard Bennard, Dan Brown, Gene Thorpe, Bruce relied on their quickness in the Hennings, Bob Blackwell and Jamie Borowicz. * f| Tj first half to try and put points on Individuals honors rwent to Back row, left to right, Bui Hall, Paul Quinn, Doug Birchard, Bill Link, Manzie Williams, Mike Fusco, the board, fc %jj | ijp Danny Brown and Bruce Hen- Dick Brickell, Greg Powell, JimMcElrath, Walter Clark and Greg Kurt. j j ^ * |. ^ nings who were both named op to Mike Fusco will not be appearing this season. It remains to be seen whether Sherrard Bennard returns to The Lakers, with a slight height the all tournament team. Also on the college in winter term. ^ ^ffffM^ advantage and the 14 first half the team were John Luster and * (photo by Diane Cr an da 11) points off hot-handed Greg Kurt, Greg Vaughn from Behrend and couldn't pull away from the Chuck Bradford ffrom Pittr erratic Queens five. The half Johnstown. Luster was made the Sports To I k s ^ ^ ^ S ^ ^ 8 ^ ^ E 8 ^ S ^ ^ ^ l§»tourney MVP.jjHg %' *9| ended with a home lead of 48-47. In the second half the Lakers & Brown, Link and Powell were came out shooting and soon built the highest scorers for the Lakers up a four points lead, w This in the championship game with 12 gradually t increased, andl with apiece. Hennings bucketed 11 seven minutes left the score was points, ppr, w 3g 67-60. ^ S S * J£ m I <£g| Hj Laker co-captain Dick Brickell commented, "The tournament At ^ this point, J turnovers oc- ran |smoothy.* The (quality of j curred and Queens pulled back to competition was good but our by Andy Findlay ^gj. £•* £ $fc used as a means of introducing play will surely help the Lakers a tie the regulation time score at 72 defense was lacking."? t % g The athletic department has the players to the media. |g lot this year. !* f IpSnP recently used two banquets to O'Connor doesn't believe he &j Rounding out the juniors j is However, the Laker touch was The next home game will be promote this year's basketball has the experience or the talent outstanding shooter Greg Kurt, regained in overtime and some Monday, December 11 when the tffilffi *§§*?• that constituted at very strong who could be used extensively in fine shooting by Danny \Brown Lakers meet* the § Edinboro program. | b The first was the annual pre- Laker squad last season. He was zone offensive situations. \ put* the game out of Queens' Fighting Scots. Tip-off time i s season banquet held at Ri car do's appointed last May and has lost The sophomore contingent is reach with thefinalscore of 85-82. 8:30 p.m$tj^6**J i t i ^ P ^ w ; Resturant on November 15. Last all of the nucleus of last year's led t by «Manzie Williams who week a promotional press con- Kansas City NAIA club except for hopes to win his "battle of the ference was held * prior to the Bruce Hennings. "J"; i£ 7% books'' and stay eligible to play. Mercyhurst Invitational Tour- H "I knew § it was too late to Danny "Downtown" Brown lis nament at the Maennerchor Club recruit big-time players then, likely to see a lot of court time as on November 30. '^"^i^^^K^v and I'm trying to follow a veri! point guard. S 3 fS^Bnr Gene Thorpe, a former second In the consolation game ^ the S At the Maennerchor event, the tough ad but I have a lot of by Bob Delia Rocca l ^ p M following night, the Lakers took coaches of the three visiting clubs confidence in!the team and I team all-state high school player, Coach Dan O'Connor and the on the Scran ton team, who were were given the opportunity to know we can play exciting could realize his potential this Mercyhurst Lakers scored their basketball," O'Connor year as a guard if he can retain defeated by Mansfield University meet the press. The Pitt-Johns- ±a The new head-coachsaid.ra first win of the year against was in the opening round. fe^lS* town I representatives •; didn't committal on the prospects non- the use of a hand that currently Scran ton last week. The 79-74 for has 30 stitches as a result of a show. § „ t i £•' victory came on day two of the m Both teams, with numerous g John Sedlack, head basketball the season. "We don't expect to Golden Eagles Tournament at players in foul trouble, matched coach of Queens College, N.Y., win every game and we honestly practice accident.« ! § | 1 Clarion State College, in which point for point and went into the brought his Knights into town as don't know if we can make the Doug I Birchard, I J Erie the Lakers placed third.' locker room at half time tied at a result of a connection made by playoffs,"|he said, | f. $but McDowell's! all-time leading these kids are hungry, they want scorer, leads the five freshmen 5 ^^^^f^^k 'Hurst Athletic Director Mike "A young and inexperienced 33. to go out and take their chances. members of the Laker squad. He club needs a win to build confi- It was Hennings'J powerful Cusack. |S 3 $£ f* * We will rely on tremendous team played consistently well in the Behrend, which went on to win dence," O'Connor said after his offense"*and 12 points scored, scrimmage games. jk 1 * first collegiate win . as head coupled with Bill Link's 15 the tournament, was confidently play, 1 organization K g and Paul Quinn's hustle and desire coach. £ " Hopefully | this victory rebounds Ithat motivated the represented by Athletic Director discipline." f JBJagjjffi should allow him a smooth will be one of many for us." § Lakers in the second half. The Roger Sweeting and new coach &The 11978-79 Lakers { are transition into college ball. He score remained tied 67 all at the Jim j Sims. Sweeting sees the equipped with a new coach and a comes from North Catholic High The Lakers met a tough Clarion end of regulation time. jjw3jljf possibility of eight teams in the young team. Hennings returns School in Pittsburgh. f»:'. I team in the second game of the district finishing with winning from last year's starting line-up Billy fHall, from?Venango four team tournament. With a records that could allow for an and is cocaptain along!with Christian, has been a diligent balanced offense, led by Bruce •Hennings dominated the court eighf team playoff - Behrend, senior Dick Brickell. 3 HfiPjj worker in pre-season play and Hennings and Walt Clark, the in the overtime period, scoring 10 Clarion,! Edinboro, Indiana, Leading the junior section on displays the attitude that makes Lakers closed the first half of the team's 12 f points. The jjjMercyhurst, Point Park,i:St. the squad is last year's super sub him a valuable asset to the team. Lakers went on to win 79-74 and trailing 30-24.15 on academic [Vincent and Westminster. } Billy Link who lis v now f fully Jamie Borowicz is at the 'Hurst evened their record at i~i£fraE and art E "We (Behrend) have the most recovered from an ankle injury. and is a scholarship only one on walk-on - the The 'Hurst could get no closer R Hennings, who had a total of 28 gtalent J ever and thave the Greg Powell and Walter Clark the club. I j than five in the second period of points against Scranton, was quicknessIto surprise ajjlot of are also vying for the starting Far re 1 High School: product play. The Golden Eagles had four 1 j Ig&LjK^EK Rob Blackwell is a strong conplayers whose total points were named on the all tournament people," boasted Sweeting. "We slots. in double figures. They main- team. Golden Eagle Mike Sissini, can play with anyone in the Jim McEirath is now recovered tender i for the starting point tained their lead and held on to it a native of Erie, copped the MVP district on a given night." Wm from an ankle injury. His guard position. His main asset is award for the tournament. H X B The Ricardo's banquet J was shooting ability and intelligent his defensive ability. • *. fif for a 74-€6 win. m f

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