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VOL. 51 NO.

14 MERCYHURST COLLEGE FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9,1979


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'Hursti _
Tenth \ Coed I Yea r
tQ* Once upon a time - ten years H Today, with fewer men than
jj ago to be exact - Mercy hurst went Women attending colleges across
|| coeducational for economic the country, the 'Hurst ;-is • en-
^reasons. * <i joying a 60:40 ratio of women to
'^ Due to these adverse economic men. Still; for the last three
•» conditions at the 'Hurst - then a years, the college has graduated
;»'private, exclusive women's as many men as women. Mer-
V college - the board of directors cy hurst's first alumnus, • Dan
-chose
J
to implement the coed Burke, earned his degree in 1969.
v plan. It became a reality on Feb. Burke now is an associate
;3, 1969. j i ' '^£ professor of art here. 11 ^* ^
:": After establishing the ground-
Vwork, the academic curriculum
changed by 1971. Majors in law Turning coeducational was the
enforcement, | business <r ad- decision of the decade for of-
* ministration, | hotel-restaurant ficials at the college. Mercyhurst
management w and com- men began a new tradition. J^S
munications were established to
•,; meet the career needs of the male
students. &§j % ^
'i4 "We started out with 12 men in
1969," said Sr. Carolyn Henr-
Winter'W-M
mann, _ then president .of the
college and present director of
development and alumni
Enrollment Wintry Landscape - This photo of a snow scene in the Northeast area was taken by Brian Smith,
who graduated from the 'Hurst with a degree in Hotel-Restaurant Management last December. I
relations. "But byS 1975 our
student body had soared from 600
women to an enrollment of over
1,300 ; and registration figures
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According to the latest figures
from the registrar's office,
Revisions Apparent
enrollment at Mercyhurst is
continuing downward. ' . : fc
MnChe uumber^oWiuiL tin»e by Sue Ftrea
In L.S..Curriculum]
equivalent sluueiils^(FTET As requesTedT>y fhe^Board or *^t u d e n l V t o •"^le'tti on s t ra t e of* c o m p l e t i n g any of^tthese
dropped 32 students from the fall Trustees, < Mercyhurst proficiency^in writing and ja courses, even though some may
is working Knowledge
term total to 1,104 FTE students. currently considering previsions mathematical skills. A student of basic never have been asked to do so."
The third program within the
in the liberal studies curriculum may do this by scoring 85 or curriculum centers around six
The actual head count is down beginning with the 1980-81 school better on the proficiency exams credits of interdisciplinary work
by 155 for winter term. The full year, *? jj%lJ3KJff Slm^ or successfully completing basic at the 300 level. A student would
time equivalent ratio Is based on "We might have more than one writing and math courses, ^jgf' not be able to begin this phase
the total number of credits being option,'^ indicated Dr. John J. SgJIn addition, students*must until he or she had completed at
taken 5by all students at the Millar, dean of the college and complete two credits worth of least 60 credit hours. 1 j*j ..'
college. g^ ii&Eifr* &i&& vice president of academic interpersonal development ex- p* "One of the major faults of our
services, "but there will . periences such as Applied Group current * liberal £ studies
Bonita Cherico, registrar, said definitely be J a change in the Dynamics, ft fa f q B v requirements!* is the lack of
that a drop is expected between liberal studies requirements." Twenty-eight credits compose structure to assure some
fall and winter terms, but she did Such a proposal, written by the Idea of Human portion of the coherence Jin the selection of
not I say I whether {this year's Millar, is presently being con- (curriculum and include courses courses," wrote Millar in the
figures were § abnormally high. sidered by the 'divisional injj science, fc psychology, introduction to the proposal.
chairpersons and respective literature, history and art. These Millar said he doesn't foresee
W Figures on the specific location department s. L*The £ opinions of , are divided into areas concerning the students having difficulty
of the loss were not available. these people will be registered in the nature, the creations, and the with the program. However, he
Kip Sr. Carolyn Herrmann JB&& George Kidd Jr., vice-president the next Merciad issue. * mind of man. r,'--T *• "IS SHewnoted that students who did not
of ( business i services, was The curriculum is divided into complete the Foundations area of
showed we had one more male unavailable to the Mercaid for three sections: the Foundations ^ "13 looked ;for courses that the proposed v
requirements would
t han female * studying! at i the comment. W j - ^ a program, the Idea of Human and ^ viewed man as a being - man in probably be I held back from
college. That discovery was a the Interdisciplinary programs j
fc his developmental stages and his upper level major courses until
very gratifying experience } for One administrator commented and requires 40 of the 120 credits* artistic expressions," said the requirements had been met.
those ofI us involved in the that although a possible decrease needed for graduation. E j L S SMillar. When asked about:the S The proposal is presently being
transitional period." *'?«$£&..£* in the FTE had been budgeted, a S Thev Foundation program, s course levels and student per- considered by the various
problem might "crop-up in loss which must be completed within Bformance, the dean contended divisions, which will present its
of revenue. B £ •' 1 JSW&SB* the first four terms, requires a Sthat, "The students are capable recommendations by Feb. 27J»

PrivatelCollegesJProblems AndiSolutions
Editor's Note: i Last!week, the were ignored. Argues Sumner G. than continue trimming away, it at, either public or private ['in- "We build approaches to possible
* * .

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Merciad presented part one of a Rahr, a fund-raising consultant, is more important to preserve stitutions, are now. available to courses as one would market a
three part series, rewritten from " T h e ; businessmen \ on quality than quantity." $*»^£ families with incomes as high as product." J &. J j g fgjf
a January 15 "lime" magazine college boards didn't apply tough If departments, and even $25,000, up from $15,000'in past Others look to enrollment of
article, on small colleges in financial standards J at4 board colleges, begin to fall, many will years. Public* funds already foreign students, especially
financial \ trouble. This week's* meetings. They figured, Oh, the be taken up by the public schools, r e p r e s e n^t 35 per cent oilrich Middle Easterners, to
article deals with the history of nuns will come through again,' especially the small community % of private-college revenues; supplement? their student'body.
the problems! and some of the or 'Old *Mr.T Chips will bail us colleges. These too overexpanded k given Washington's current tight- •Seventeen percent of the students
solutions.^? \ oul."' 'during the'i960's, but are now fisted mood, the percentage is not at . H us ton-Til lotson in Austin,
sj As the present decade of fiscal Now after almost ten years of being protected j by ^ever- likely to increase much* That Texas are Iranian.**
problems began, most colleges trimming the fat, mowing, the increasing public subsidies. suits some ^educators, who There are those Ifwho see the
were wrapped^ in a hazy op- lawn less, deferring maintance, Competition from new branches ' believe public support is already private college crunch as a
timism. Enrollments were rising, dropping expansion plans* and of the University of Maine, for i so high that -it threatens the in- blessing in disquise.'; Says the
new buildings were sprouting reducing supporting staff, example, led to the closing of dependence and experimental Rev. Paul Reinhert, chancellor of
everywhere and Ph.D. s were private colleges face the prospect Ricker College. In J Dallas, the freedom of private colleges. j St.* Louis ^University: "Private
produced by the carloads. of still deeper cuts. 9 enrollment at the night-school education should grow a little
As a result, the financial At Ohio's Oberlin, for example, program of Southern Methodist - I For schools that lack large i leaner." But then too, the public
problems and lack of enrollments officials have already slashed university once accounted for endowments and openhanded system has overbuilt and over-
in the 70's shocked the schools $1.2 million from yearly ad- 35 per cent of SMU's enrollment. alums, the main alternative v is borrowed as well. If the private
like an earthquake.? f ministrative budgets. In their With seven new ^community aggressive sale of their wares to schools a
suffer the most, it will be
consequence no one intended.
"We went mad over higher cost-cutting zeal, they have even colleges in the area, the new groups of ^students. New-
education," says University of inserted small plastic discs in York's % Pace
enrollment now accounts lor only specializes! University The nation's large public school
Chicago Sociologist Edward shower heads to conserve water. 13 per cent. in; courses and system was designed to sup-
Shils, "giving every teenager an What if the school still fails to classroom hours tailored to the plement the private colleges, not
opportunity to go to" college reach financial equilibrium? • 1 need of the working adult. Mercy to force them out of business.?
became a mark of American President Emil Danenberg says, Some colleges are looking to College, also in New York, has
grandeur in the world. It was a "If we have to make further cuts, newly liberalized federal student rented space for adult education Next week: Some novel
silly delusion." *g "i we will eliminate an entire aid programs for help. Federal in a busy Yonkers shopping strategies for dealing with* the
Sound management principles academic, department rather tuition grants, which can be used center. A school spokesman says,& fiscal crunch.
PAGE 2 THE MERCIAD FEBRUARY 9,1979

College Commentary . ? "•••


Merciad Faculty Advisor Bill Shelley brought to my attention
that I neglected to mention why this paper was running a three part
series on the financial problems of private colleges which began in
last week's issue. | f "M
The main reason for doing so stems from the fact that Mer-
cyhurst can identify with the shaky future the "Time" piece depic-
ted. The 'Hurst might not be as bad off as some of the colleges men-
tioned in the article, but its relationship to those feeling the burden
now is too strong to be ignored. ? i *• £j£ *
It's unfortunate that we can do little to help secure this college's
future. The fact that institutions with endowments coming out of
their ears are feeling pain now isn't reassuring either. The future
looks dim - but what do we care, we'll be long gone before anything
really serious happens-right?J | .£$ | i . 'J
We post-war baby boom members may be luckier than we could
ever imagine - at least we had a shot at the college of^our
choice... * Sp• f
While on the subject of private colleges, last week this one
celebrated its tenth anniversary of going co-ed. Yep.. 1969 was the
year the'Hurst traded pa tent leather shoes for sneakers. i *-
The event didn't pass by unnoticed. The Erie Times, WJET radio,
even WSEE television reported it before - or on or about - it was of-
ficial. But the Merciad didn't. 3g | f
We take the opportunity with this issue, then, to report the an-
niversary. It sure would have been nice if we were informed before
last week's issue went to press of the upcoming event - then we
could have reported it to the community before it happened - not af-3
ter the fact. We're not the Erie Times (who do I thank for that?),
but we do a first-rate job of reporting the news of the college com-
Co rresponde nee. I. j »SS|P^Pi^^1
munity . . . * J M3K2 I I
And speaking of public relations, the college's new PR jingle
heard on radio, which, incidentally, has incorporated the news of
the anniversary, has got to go. The music featured with the com-
mercial is tacky - it leaves me with the feeling that a person can
mWhat about Academics?
major in vaudeville here. But the clincher involves a poor choice of
Dear Editor, >'* ^ *»•'£' Y ^ Surely our education system another * problem! - student
By reading the past four issues thrives on more than a winning apathy. M fljff | M
words in the ad - having to do with "change of life" and "attracting of the Merciad, one might readily athletic record. College contains It is commendable that such
young men" - sounds like Lily Tomlin groping for John Travolta. assume (bat the most prevalent many aspects in which to ac- concern has arisen over the lack
The jingle is up to i par with those lifeless "Ronco" com- concerns of Mercyhurst revolve credit ^excellence. ,_andjLone of of student interest, bujjhe apathy
mercials .•-^tffw * if. _._ ^J^___^^_ around »ath let ic scholarships, [those areas - believe it or nof^ls subject deals only With student
P* In the war against winter, parking an automobile in the Big* student apathy and beer parties. academics. ISF * involvement in social activities.
Weber lot can be a losing battle. My life starts to flash before my These "imports" may'be valid, The Egan Scholars - hardly to even And what's worse, one student
eyes every time I have to coast down that steep hill and make that! and most certainly do exist be confused with a Rhodes wrote a letter to the editor
within the community, but this is Scholar from j? Oxford but explaining that :a contributing
sharp turn to get to the stop sign. It's one of life's little hassle thatfj
bums me out each time I'm left with no other choice but to parkg not to say that they are the most nevertheless, a boost in academic factor to this apathy is the cur-
there f I flip E K t * i 1 ^ I I urgent, nonetheless J important credibility|- is a* Mercyhurst tailment of beer parties (not
Glad to report that nearly 400 'Hurst hedonists climbed out of concerns on campus, s£ti > '& program unique to small liberal " • v to sound like parties are
I sympathize fully
their burrows to attend the Ground Hog Party at the Polish Falcons * female's argument about with the arts colleges. It {-is an enriched more important S than
last weekend. ? § 1 irtf •?•&*£• S program offering scholarships to academics..",
j ' ''eK&a"^ L ">*S^ unequal scholarship distribution those in high academic stan- Perhaps if Mercyhurst would of course.)
8j Feature Editor Vicki Martinago told me that the get-together ser- £j in athletics, and yet, I can also begin to take college a little more
ved as a great way to better commuter and on-campus student gj understand the college's, in- dings. Also, Mercyhurst has
relationships - from freshmen to seniors. Happy Tenth Anniversary -± initiated a *gi Presidential seriously, a unity would form
1 tentions in trying to attract more Scholarship program, which within the institution and the
of going co-ed indeed! . . . 'iS^^vE "" '&• t'•--&&\;?$&v^!,:-: ^males to Mercynurst. No doubt, offers two full tuition scholar- social aspect would simply fall
the college is making a laudable ships to the winners of a com- into place. fBL \ *
effort in seeking to reward the petitive exam. |? j ] § It is neither the fault of the
the various talents of our culture, So, it is evident * that jMer- Merciad, nor the college itself
such as in sports and the arts. But cyhurst is fighting to put more that the focus has not been in the

merciad who is to say that one must be a emphasis on the academic im- academic area. The students
basketball center or tennis player portance £ of college, • but * the need to "get! their heads
in order to receive a full or students* don't, seem tdj be together" and put ^academics
partial scholarship? i?i&£$£3J& responding. Which brings us to back "in the know."!
& (Name withheld upon request)
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Editor John Bruno


News Editor Sue Fuss
Feature Editor Vicki Martinago
Sports Editors . . . . Bob Delia Rocca, Chris Tomczak
Contributing Writers JoAnn Alexander, Kevin

Contributing Artists Jamie Borowicz, Suzanne


Rlcker, Gene Weber %y$ffi f t P
Photographer Diane Crandall
Layout and Design John Bruno, Kevin Downey
Copy Editors Cathy Betcher, Joyce Sparrow
Typist Beth Young
Faculty Advisor William Shelley

rjl The Merciad accepts, in fact encourages, the sub-


mission of articles, letters, and stories from any and
all members of the Mercy hurst College community:
students, faculty, administrators, trustees, and frien-
ds of the school. However, as responsible journalists
we must reserve the following rights: ggjjj jJBJtt
1. The right to revise copy into standard English; M
2. The right to revise copy into correct journalistic
form;! i. 9- J{. $ s p i &£ $ m ^JfftaJ
3. And,jfinally, the right to revise copy:(but not
change meaning) to fill layout design. p
In addition, Letters to the Editor must be signed,
must be factually verifiable, and must be written in
good taste.iNames will be withheld upon request, but
fa1st natnes will not be used.•; ^
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FEBRUARY 9,1979 THE MERCIAD PAGE 3
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Grade Posting Invasion Privacy?


An article in the January issue
of the "National? On-Campus
Report" sparked an informal
Debbie Plucinski, a 'Hurst law { "I feel that anyone wishing to go survey by the Merciad con-
enforcement major, is currently ' into security work should do so cerning grade posting. IMM tAfot«tme*l ftfktt This
employed at Ormonds as security through cooperative education to
consultant and floor walker/ find out whether they really want The "article tells of a ruling in
She is responsible for detecting to go into the security field. For favor oftatstudentlat Hunter
possible shoplifters - and does so me, this has been a memorable College who filed a grievance
by posing as a shopper. She is learning experience." with the New York Civil Liberties
also in the position to give the Union charging that by using
management her views on ways social security numbers or any
to decrease? the loss of mer- other identification numbers,
chandise by shoplifters. J * students could, easily find out
"So far (the co-op job) has been other's grades. S i ! •
a unique experience for me,"
Debbie said. "I have had to Some 180,000 students in the <fi

evaluate the floor plans*and City University I of New York


make suggestions for display system must now sign consent
coordination so that maximum forms before grades may be
view of the (merchandise) racks posted," the article said. *
can be achieved. This type of
action is taken to deter the person
who is most likely to shoplift." ^ T h e feeling at Mercyhurst
Debbie, whose job also entails Hg&2 Robert I. Ronksley SSfP seemed to be different. Contrary
instructing the employees to be to the Ne|v York report, the
security minded, indicated that Law Enforcement Division students questioned felt that the
she has also shown movies, Chairman Robert I ? Ronksley issue portant
was not really that im-
and that the Mercyhurst
initiated discussions, > explained was initially interested in the of educational development. "I the one paying for the grade," he
reasons for changes and rules for placement possibilities regarding system post a
for posting grades did not would like to see grades be a said.
threat to anyone. gpjSfij?
employees to follow so that they co-op education, but questioned matter of discussion between the
would understand what to do and its availability to his department. teacher and student." ap&Jjfl
Since several law enforcement
how to detect a shoplifter. I B S students "If records are in the right Other students thought that the
have been placed in co- place,? then it shouldn't be a matter iwas of no great im-
i op experiences, Ronksley is now g "I r don't post my grades," portance. "I don't care if people
enthused at the possibilities. * senior problem," said Chrisi Filippi, replied Dr. Vivetta Petronio,
business * major. Pierre know,"
E "I am most encouraged by the Priestly, a sophomore accounting professor of French.? "If the sophomore humanities major.
* *
said ^ Hope Holben,
responsibilities placed upon our major agreed. "I don't see where student wants to find out his or Eileen
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co-op students by the employers. our system is that much of a her grades they jean go to the psychology major, acknowledged Zinchiak. J iunior
These are very responsible problem yet. I can't find out your teacher." 552 * [5* * F< her lack of interest. "I'm not
positions where the students are number unless you tell mef' he going to go hunting up people's
learning and are $ gaining 5 in- grades," she said.
valuable experience." | Linda iMLochner, instructor in
biology, cited the different
"Asiwe here at* the college Members of the faculty dif- method at Kenyon College where
learn to effectively use co-op," he fered. Those asked felt that she taught previously. "The Back at Hunter College, H the
concluded, "the program should grades were a private matter registrar only was responsible director of Jj academic ad-
be of more and more value." J between the student and teacher for rejeasing the grades. The ministrative services feels that
and were not in favor of posting system worked well." I K w the new policy could be an ad-
Ronksley joined \ the 'Hurst them. !*fc&ife£s3te W ministrative nightmare and the
IfcffBS Debbie Plucinski f J faculty in 1972 after spending 25 Dr. Paul Jurkowitz, associate forerunner of not posting grades
years as an FBI special agent. He professor of theology, agreed .at all.gp M? £
•Zi "This experience has given me became • chairman Ji otl his I do believe that grades with the general opinion. "I don't
a better overall view into retail department last year after the belong to the individual student.!! ihjnk colleges should give grades » It seems doubtful that the issu*
sales and the responsibilities of death of James v. Klfinane.* said Miriam Mashank, director to anyone except the student and will be a problem at the Hurstm 4
security personnel," Debbie said.

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penetration of Snerrad Bennard.


after the game is over, Dick Fox "Of course they will - and by Diane Victoria. Freshman I don't think we'll win on outside
will want to come back." £• seven points!"! fjcgSffl jWj "I don't know - but I hope so." shooting alone."
PAGE 4 THE MERClAD FEBRUARY 9,1979

CEC | 'i PACE


A party for trainable mentally ADULT EDUCATION
I PACE will raffle off four "The Shakespeare Plays",
retarded children, sponsored by tickets to the Ice Capades on
the Council for exceptional which will be aired on WQLN'
Friday, Feb. 9. Students can drop Channel 54 can be taken for from
Children (CEC), will take place their names off in the box in 215
in the student union on Saturday, one to three college credits by
Main until 1 p.m. that same day. Mercyhurst students, courtesy of
Feb. 17 from 7 to 9 p.m. s
Parents of the children are the Adult Education Department.
invited to attend a meeting in 301 LOOKING FOR MR. GOOD- The six-part telecourse will run
Main during £ the party. Special BAR J from Feb. 15 through April 28. P.
education faculty members will Wanted - Two young, fun-loving Barry McAndrew will Be faculty
be talking on "What Is Your gentlemen to escort two at- advisor of the course.
Child's Future?" a I tractive senior girls to the Winter The telecourse will fulfill either
Please RSVP by Friday, Feb. 9 Formal. Dutch treat optional. an English or Interdisciplinary
for the party and meeting. Let Contact JoAnn DeSantis, 318 requirement. gj
your child's homeroom teacher Baldwin Hall, and*Leslie Eller,
Sr. M. Eymard Poydock, director of cancer research at the 'Hurst. know. 320 Baldwin Hall, 866-6698. STUDENT UNION
Davor Photo, Inc. will be oh
campus to take senior portraits
Buck-A-Cup Feb."21 SORORITY i
A meeting of Lambda Epsilon
Delta, the college's sorority for
elementary ^education majors,
EGAN SCHOLARS *
on Feb. 26, 27, 28. If
A general meeting of the Egan questions concerning the por-you have any
Scholars will take place at 8 p.m. traits, call the union at ext. 281.
in Baldwin lounge on Sunday, Reminder: You can still order
by Pamela Hornaman The students will be selling will meet Sunday, Feb. 11 at 3 Feb. 11.* Refreshments will be your yearbook.
You can help the American buttons in the union and p.m. in 201'Main. ; f served. W
Cancer Society in its fight against cafeteria. They are Colleen
cancer on Feb. 21 and all It takes Heher,} Scott Kunkle, Pamela
is one dollar.. M Hornaman, \ Joann Rice, Lori
'Hurst volunteers will be
selling Buck-A-Cup buttons from
Feb. 11-21. The button will entitle
Aleandri and Rose Valesky.

Students who purchase buttons


may choose coffee, tea or Pepsi
'Aggressive Program
you to a free cup of coffee
anywhere at the 50 cooperating
restaurants in «Erie and Erie
County.
Cafeteria personnel Keith Crouse
and John Washington have
agreed to make this donation to
the Cancer Society by providing
these beverages.
Sought By Dreller
by JoAnn Alexander Dreller indicated. In all, thirty- the L.S. core. In our planning,
k Sr. M. Eymard Poydock, y The Adulte Education Office, five special interest courses will with the support of Dean Millar,
director of Cancer research at Where will your dollar go to under the direction of Dr. Gerald be offered spring term. students can earn a degree just
the 'Hurst, and several students fight against cancer? Research Dreller and Sister Mary Alice £• "The credit program involves by going weekends."
will serve as volunteers on the recieves 24 cents, health Schultz, offers a £ new ^ trend in weekend college/' Dreller The third goal of the Adult
project£* 'i? education 32 cents, fund raising education by providing special stated; "This program will Education Office deals uith
Sr. Eymard, who has recieved projects ten cents and eight cents interest and academic courses satisfy the expressed -needs of businesses and industries in
a grant of $4,000 from the for i management and for the part and fulltime student. students in the community who terms of 1 designings specific
miscellaneous expenses. L Dreller hopes to add a new, work and feel the best time for courses for their needs. "The
American Cancer Society for dimension* to the college by them to study is on the weekend.
continuing to educate students in Adult Continuing Education
providing "an aggressive
Your donation will make a adult continuing education It deals primarily with courses in Office," according to Dreller, "is
cancer reserach and prepare
them foi*"jobs in this area, has difference. By helping yourself to the Business Division and liberal stressing that learning does not
chaired the 'Hurst Buck-A-Cup coffee, you will be helping the program." i f •$ studies courses offered to fulfill stop when one leaves school. It is
for three years. American Cancer Society "wipe According to Dreller, who a life-long process." He added,
out cancer in your lifetime.*' recieved his Ph. D. in Brazilian "Our,programs are specifically
"I have high hopes Una t the Literature from the University of designed to meet changing
students, faculty, administration, Illinois, the Adult Education societal needs."
and staff will be generous this Offlee is moving on three fronts: Dreller stated that he is
year as they have been in the special interest non-credit anxious to gain input from
past," she said. courses, credit programs .and present Mercyhurst students.
programs taking the college to Realizing the diverse population
Three years ago, Mercyhurst businesses and industries. at Mercyhurst, there are some
raised $80 for the cause. Last "The non credit courses range people who have skills that others
year, the sum was r better than anyhere from bird watching would like to master. We want to
$380. Those involved indicated (sponsored by the Presque Isle know what courses students
i hat they would like to see that Audobon Society) gto wine- would like to see offered that they
figure double.:' making, given at working themselves could teach," >he
wineries, to disco dancing" Dr. Gerald Dreller concluded.

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Jeff Abel and Bernardine Borinski dance to the tune of "Farmer and
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featured English* Professor P. to questions and comments,
Barry ?McAndrew as." guest inquiries into cloning, cyborgs,
speaker on Jan. 30. He presented and clinical death were raised by
a talk on "Science Fiction: The those in attendance.
New Mythology."- fe The next Apres-Diner will be
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last week with a goal in mind to better communication between the
'Hurst and business, industry and related agencies, $
Holiday Inn Innkeeper Bob Neumaier, third from left in photo, is
chairman of! the! committee. Also pictured are the three sub-
committee chairmen, left to right, Harry Kingdom, WLKK Radio, Jim
Baldauf, Zurn Industries and Dick Harman, National Fuel Gas. >
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AGE 8 THE MERCIAD FEBRUARY 9,1979

LakerslOfffOnfFoxfHunt
At Gannon!
by Bob Delia Rocca and Tim interviewed said they were trying year "I want to show Fox I can
Seltzer T^.JZj *. to channel all*their emotion play," he added, ' v " \ , - 'f'^
Unless you're.. Punxsutawney toward 4that game. Still, the
Phil and have been cooped up in
your * burrow, .*you mow the Gannon encounter was in* the Greg Kurt, with a slight grin,
Lakers take on the local arch back of their minds and basically commented that "It will be a lot
rivals of Gannon College at the they were looking forward to of fun." Both Kurt and Clark
Audi Saturday at 8 p.m. yj playing against Fox. *'. agreed that the game will be
intense and because of Fox's
* The match-up is* the' most Both Bill Link and Dick presence they will be even more
prestigious of the Big Five Area Brickell acknowledged their inspired
College contests to a lot of Erie respect of Fox with Brickell
residents. Last year's game drew adding that "it should be a very Assistant Coach Steve Huefner
over 5,000 die-hard fans from intense game." - felt that^the game will carry
both sides at the Fieldhouse. lidded prestige and said he wants
Laker sharpshooter Danny very much to put a damper in the
However, the meeting between "Downtown" Brown said, "I've Golden Knight's season.
the two teams has a new twist been wafting for this game all "Gannon has to win because they
this tinne around- and it involves year and want to beat Fox real are supposed to be a stronger
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opposing coach Dick Fox. The ex- bad because he left us. I want to team," he added, "but they'll
Laker boss will try to out-think show him that he left something have to play very well to beat us.
his former players and former for nothing." "; It will be exciting."
assistant coach Dan O'Connor in
the first meeting of the two teams Bruce Hennings, not wanting to O'Connor seems to be taking
since he left the 'Hurst at the end
look right 'over the Pitt- the game less seriously. "It
of last season. Johnstown game, casually said, means more to the college, the
Questioned prior to the Pitt- "We'll take them one at a time." local news media and the Erie
Johnstown contest on Wed- 7 community than to me," he said.
"The revenge , thing is
nesday, O'Connor and the players definitely going to betyiere,"said However, he did comment on
Jim McElrath. "Revenge not the opposing coach: "Knowing

Lady Lakers toward Fox - but our downtown the man (Fox) and how he func-
rivais. We can't help but get tions gives us L a i tremendous
psyched." advantage." " " "*


How Jamestown C.C. transfer
Sherrad Bennard admitted that
team members who played last
yeatfr*get«me*psyched talking
"Fox will have something for
us and we'll have something a
little special fo£ him too - 1it
should oe-a'^ery good game, *
about Dick Fox and his Gannon
Link-up- Laker Bill Link hits for two in the contest against St. Vincent.
Also pictured is Greg Powell (no. 52) •.. "
r*»x. *.•**' photo by Terry Kelly
44" Knights."
Walt Clark said he might be
O'Connor concluded. *? '•*
Tickets for the game are $1.75.
for adults and $1.00 for students
by Chris Tomczak seeking a bit of revenge for not and are on sale - but going fast -
Snapping a three game winning being used all that much last at the Campus Center. a
Lakers Edge Bearcats 01 streak, the 4-4 Lady Lakers lost to
Grove City 68-57 last Tuesday in
the first Keystone Conference
match of the season. The teani
by Bob Delia Rocca
faced Behrend Thursday and are
The Lakers continued their home court dominance last Saturday af-
ter a tough four game road trip. Tliey edged by St. Vincent in overtime
75-72. I *•...•.-.* I
preparing to meet the Gannon
Lancers Saturday night at the
Audi.
Before Or After Class
Even though the entire contest was close, lackluster stretches of
play existed in both halves v- neither team could mount a consistent of-
fense^ V
Bill Link's bucket at the halfway buzzer was responsible for the
Lakers matching the Latrobe team at 37 points. And at the end of
Grove City outrebounded the
Lakers 58-28. Mary Ann King
scored 18 points for the 'Hurst.
Tina Tomczak hit for 14 and
Debbie Chilcott chipped in 12.
visnr
regulation both squads remained deadlocked at 67 apiece.
In overtime, the "Iceman", Bob Blackwell - known for putting the In last week's contests, the
icing on the cake - came through with a big basket and a key defensive 'Hurst squeezed past Allegheny,
play: drawing an offensive foul to help close the door on the Bearcats. 68-67, then downed the Thiel
Sherrad Bennard fouled out with a minute left in regulation but Tomcats, 56-45 for victories three
nevertheless lead the Laker scoring with 20 points - on 70 per cent and four.
shooting. Bruce Hennings had Id points and Link hit for 15. All three Lindy McCartney sunk a 15 foot
are experiencing an outstanding year in an attempt to lead the Lakers shot with two seconds left to give
to the District 18 playoffs. the 'Hurst the one point victory
As the Merciad went to press, it was reported that the Lakers lost
the contest against Pitt-Johnstown 91-76 - their playoff hopes appear
over Allegheny. McDonald's
now to be doubtful. They go into the Gannon game with a 12-8 record Mercyhurst took a 34-29 lead ®
High scorer for the Lakers was freshman Paul Quinn with 12 points' into the lockerroom but were
An injury to his wrist put Bill Link out of the game in the first half outscored 38-34 the final twenty
minutes. The Lakers doubled
Allegheny's five points at the foul
line.
Gator Lisa Meyers set a school
scoring record with 35 points. The
Wmiw, CMHM Laker's attack was led by
Chilcott's 22 points and 16
rebounds. Diane Masterson
scored 12, Tomczak added tep. i***->:
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