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bv Sue Fuss WKS K E B H S B I I The results are in - and according to the Student Reaction to College j(SRC) I survey, students appear to be (pleased with Mercyhurst. HMwi*>J*lS3 % 'The students are very impressed," said Dr. John Millar, dean, of the college and. vice president of academic services. "Many individuals N were pleasantly surprised." 1 ^ff JS The survey, distributed to 257 students last February highlights 19 different areas of the college from the quality of instruction to the campus climate. According to figures released by the office of student services - which sponsored the survey - Mercyhurst favors much better than the average of at least six other institutions including California State University and! West Virginia State. giHJIj jgjfgfi Of t he 257 students sampled, 81 were freshmen, 52 sophomores, 68 juniors and 47 seniors. The students indicated that they were pleased with thelquality of academics and J seemed comfortable with the way things are now. SSSJ. aaffiaW ,•' p K"I was impressed that the
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students felt their courses were worthwhile," Millar said. § ^ 9 | 8 "Our students appear more academically conservative than the national sample," said E. William Kennedy, J director of student services. Very* few si udents favored no classes, passfail grades only, or no grades at g In the areas of counseling and advising, the college again scored well - 62 per cent indicated that they used the services.! » "We have two problems in this area, (though, according to student perceptions,"*Kennedy said^lFigures s showed I that students have | " t r i e d t r unsuccessfully to meet with faculty advisors or counselors" more often than the national average. 3 Forty-two a per cen,t of those surveyeornoted that they were unable to use the library when needed because nitt was closed and 54 er ce ffiP K { expressed dissatisfaction with the library services. Both figures are nine to 18 per cent j below the national average. ^^ i • "I don' 11hink the library is that bad - but I do think it's under9iM ^Continued onj'age 6)

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As part of the Egan Scholars* Apres Diner series, six students presented their^ views last Thursday on the question "What v is a quality education?" ":%* \\l junior business management major. Frisina also noted that adequate resources are needed for a good education along with "free sjace" for the student to grow. He maintained that it is the motivated Student who looks for and receives a quality education Cathy Bete her, a sophomore English , education! majoi stressed the challenge of a quality education. % A student must seek a quality education," she said.*"It can be obtained if the challenge is accepted." Sophomore accounting and political science major Pierre Priestley centered his talk around what he considered the three main areas of an education - knowledge, wisdom and development. * He explained knowledge c as the actual education* and* wisdom * and development as the application of that knowledge. 2J Bonnie James, a freshmen English major, defined education as "not necessarily knowing everything, but being able to find knowledge." ^ B | BSf! * *3 "Education should Jmake you hungry for more education," she said. "Education is learning hou lo learn." Jt j^
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MSG Officers Offer Job Synopsis
It s that time of year again. The Father - Daughter Weekend chairperson Vicki Martlnago, left, and phasing out of the "old" and the co-chairperson Judy Tischler.j^^ ilxfcJaB * 'IBS' iOM™*5 instituting of the "new" within Mercyhurst Student} Government. Not only is it time for the election of MSG officers, but each department will soon be selecting its representative to government. Candidates must file a letter of intent for a specific office with Many of the social and Candela Trio - a band that per- Secretary Darlene Wawrejko by academic programs at the 'Hurst f o r m s oldies as well as popular Thursday, April 12 at 4 pm. The are based on tradition. Despite selections - will provide the campus election will be held the many changes within the mmusic. A photographer will be Wednesday, April 25. Candidates college, it has been able to blend Wpresent at this year's occasion in must speak to the present officers into the present some of the finer order to take photos of the dads and representatives of MSG on April 23, and must also speak in aspects of the past. and daughters. fA five adollar the cafeteria on April 24. Camg One such tradition is Father - 9package will be available which Daughter Weekend, which will be Bincludes two wallet and two five paign regulations will be posted on the MSG office door.* g '>' held April 7 and 8. All students by seven pictures. * attending the weekend festivities According to Vicki Martina go, must register in the faculty Father - Daughter Weekend According to Mike Heller, lounge between 10:30 and 12:30 in chairperson, approximately 150 current MSG president, the order to Secure tickets for the reservations have been made to duties and responsibilities of the events. dale— which provides an four offices cover a variety of ? A | luncheon buffet in the estimate of some 300 attending areas. I cafeteria is planned for Saturday the events.??* "The president's office is not a afternoon, followed by a |talent "The returns have been powerT position. It may be in* show in the'recital hall. super," she said. "But I want to fluential because of the Saturday evening's dinner - remind students that they can responsibility j and f decision dance will be held at the Edin- make reservations within the making that is involved when boro Holiday Inn, with the social next few days. Reservations are dealing with students, adhour beginning at 6 p.m. The essential and greatly ap- ministration, faculty, board of dinner menu includes appetizer, preciated. If you've lost the Trustees and Associates." 'Right salad, boneless stuffed breast of return card, give me a call." now the job involves at least six ^chicken with*wild rice, baked It's all planned for this up- hours a day, but this varies. It potato, peas and carrots, roll and coming weekend, but usually averages about 20 hours butter, beverage and dessert. preparations have been long in per week," Heller said. 'Hurst* Vice President of the making in order to provide a According to Linda Raven^Development Robert Prather will weekend of 1enjoyment for the stahl, MSG vice-president, her tk.. * ' •© main duty is being the liason to » *be guest speaker. The Jerry "two erf you. '

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SAC. "As vice-president I became an active member of SAC and helped in the planning and initialing* of ideas, plus worked at the various activities," Ravenstahl stated. J v i Treasurer Steve gFrivina summed up the duties for his office in terms of devising the budget for the school year, keeping the records and then reevaluating the budget at the end of each term. "In addition to the financial aspects, it becomes obvious that creativity in all officers is the key difference between an adequate and a good government," he said. Darlene Wawrejko, current

secretary, defined her position as primarily dealing with the organizing and preparing of minutes, and the maintenance of government files. "The secretary must be available to the president when he needs secretarial help in typing letters and memos" v This year's MSG officers-dealt with the issues concerning the calendar change, yearbook, the college's admission standards, and the proposal of challenging courses. In addition, represen tatives and officers participated in workshops based on the topic of motivation and student involvement.

L.S. Visitor Ignores 'Hurst
An arlicle in this week's Lake Shore visitor, the newspaper of the Erie Catholic Diocese, seems to be causing some stir at Mercyhurst . £ The article, which appears on the front page of the March 30 issue, highlights enrollment at various diocesan schools. In reference to college's in Erie the article states "the figures (mentioned earlier in the article) do not include the students enrolled at the gtwo Catholic colleges in the Diocese: Gannon and Villa Maria College.'lip In a letter written in response to the article, 'Hurst Chaplin Fr. Guy Patrick speaks of fine "Catholic realities about Mercyhurst College." x "After much reading on the question. I have yet to discover exactly what requirements art* necessary to designate a college as Catholic." Patrick said in the* letter. Nevertheless, he feels that the title is important. . "I would like to believe that the Lake Shore Visitor article was in 'accidental error' when it omitted the name of Mercyhurst College." said Veterans' Counselor lA»n CyterskiJ He noted that the community takes pride in the heritage established by jthe Sisjers of Mercy and looks forward to (he continued service.

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Harrisburg Hassle Island to be built on your block. ¥• It's the State capital getting 'Hurst Happenings i ( nationwide attention, folks. Is it NICE TO KNOW the SRC or isn't it a catastrophe in Survey showed that, for the most Harrisburg? Nobody knows for part, students were pleased with certain - as of this writing. But no the 'Hurst. * A cross-section of politician - none less than Jimmy students enrolled here was made Carter - is taking any chances. up of 257 students who filed the Jimmy went to the site at Three survey. That's a reasonable i Mile Island last week like he was amount to "poll." Unfortunately, the nation's daddy - comforting the same people also said they all of us in the dark- protecting us thought that euthanasia was a from any potential harm we think Third World adolescent, World »ve might receive from a bad adolescent and that the "Mupnightmare or a severe thun- pets" were real. derstorm. And there he was But seriously, I'm personally i'resident Teeth - giving the site a pleased students like this college. •orn-again blessing. Golly, I his It has its positive and negative ippearance there must have aspects but, for the most part, the >een equivalent to tucking all positive is always best hose local residents in before remembered - like in a survey. hey went to sleep that night. And After all, 257 people can't be fa slept soundly they must have - wrong. Right? . . . | J *• because big daddy was there and I DON'T KNOW about any of what harm could have come to all you out there in Mercyville, but God's children? « I'm already getting psyched for Carter's vigil to Three VMile thai May 16th Activity Day. MSG Island brought to mind a similar Prez Mike Heller has many trek former Pennsylvania activities - all of which should Governor Milton Shapp made a generate a lot of interest - still in few years ago when he spent the the planning stages he hopes will night in that hotel in Philadelphia take shape. MSG hopes this where Legionnaire's Disease was college holiday goes over in a big first uncovered. The analogy way so it will remain a tradition doesn't stop there between the here. . . j P r A CERTIFIED two politicians. They are also TRADITION will take place this both Democrats (Harry Truman weekend when fathers and is still spinning in' his grave), daughters have the run of" the they both ran for President (the campus. It's that time of year lesser of the two clowns won) and when dad and "the apple of bis they are (Shapp was) both eye"?get together and have a ineffective with ?authority. But good old time.-It started years that's another story.? ago and - fortunately - is still The tale in Harrisburg is a important here. Remember political bombshell in itself. .-It daughters, I'll be disappointed if didn't need Carter's appearance. I don't here at least one of you tell Stay away, Jimmy - unless you're me that it was the best date you shopping around for a Three Mile ever had . . . nHPBnriilfe 3

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diseases.B^BSffifpBt a » r f l 6) Solar energy is of no immediate help a s ! an energy source, but will become dominant sometime in [the forseeable future; and at that time will make nuclear |energy^ unnecessary. -; £-:&V*3£ sSfcJu r Some of these *seem \ contradictory, but they aren't. Proand anti-nuke groups tend to pick and choose among them as they support the cause, but the best available 9 data ^indicates a rational (as opposed;* to rash) policy § for the temporary and limited J reliance** on j STAFFSPEAKOUT3 | p nuclear energy is possible and desirable for this country, f S Eg About the only good thing that will come out of the furor (and furor there is bound to be) over the accident at Three Mile Island is j tougher safety! regulations accompanied by a slowdown in the building of new plants. But these | things were J needed, anyway. •** HfiEkJV P What's more, the responsible and informed elements of the nuclear energy debate were already working to achieve them. JBf 3R.3 * Gary Wesman

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Bad Play Treated Well
by Gary Wesman Guilt, resentment, nervous breakdowns, alienation, sour grapes, paralysis? of will, tuberculosis and general futility: These are the ingredients of Eugene O'Neill's play about one average family, namely, his own. Long Day's Journey Into Night, which last weekend ended its run at the Little Theater, is a play which invites the use of bad puns on the part of reviewers. Like this one: It was a long night's journey into the fourth act. J Actually,? the college's production—the acting, directing and technical aspects—got favorable comments in the local press and within the college community. The play itself, though, is something less than dramatic dynamite, so most shows were poorly attended. O'Neill is known for works of intense, moody drama but Journey, an a 11-too-realistic slice of the author's life, is even more unrelievedlyj downbeat than most. | £& * Members of the Tyrone family, in their fictional guises, by turns try to rip away the sorts of resentments, illusions and polite deceptions common to unhappy families, plus a few all their own. To do so risks emotional catastrophe, however, so the Ty rones hesitate and draw back at the critical moments, forever stewing in tension because someone has said a word too many or not* quite enough. So the play begins and so it endslwith no noticeable progress having been made in between. Heavy sigh, the end. J f a Two quite good acting performances were turned in. David Sinclair was as comfortable as an old shoe in the role of the father, James Tyrone, a man who resembles any number of aging, middle class respectables who, neither successes nor failures, are too smug by half. Michael Lucie, a former Edinboro State student in his first performance here, was the commanding presence of the play as James, Jr., the ^not-quiteprodigal son. - 1 The two other leads, Mary Lou Stockhausen as Mrs. Mary Tyrone and Tom McDermott as Edmund, had the most difficult roles and, on the night I saw the play, couldn't quite bring them for persons with investigative backgrounds. i i I am a field representative for Equifax and I ?conduct \ various investigations pertaining to automobile, property, fire and life-insurance. These a r e just a sampling of services conducted by the company. The others are performed by the J regular. fulltime investigators. * I have been treated very well by my supervisor - Jim Zimbardi, who is a graduate of Mercyhurst. He has been with the company for three years and is a very fine person to work with. What I like best about my co-op job, though, is the fact that I can set my own hours -1 have no trouble working twenty hours per week* and cat rving nine credits at the same lime. Jim is very understanding about this, and when finals come around, I can take some time oft to study. I am now able to- g« home for the first time in my foui w a r s at Mercyhurst for th«entire duration of our breaks and vacations.

The complicated but uncluttered set design was part of the senior thesis of Mercyhurst student Sandy Habura. The effect was to make the action seem to flow from back rooms and hidden recesses of the house almost into the lap of the audience, g The next production- of the theater department will be Jean Giraudoux's The Madwoman of C'haillot on May 18-20 and 24-26.

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Benekas Joins L.E. Department
by JoAnn Alexander Clarion State graduate Peter Benekas is the 'Hurst's new Law Enforcement fulltime; faculty member. | *S?*£ Benekas worked with the Pa. Department of Justice, Bureau of Corrections for five years before leaving last January. He was a corrections counselor in [both institutional land community residential f settings I -Imore specifically, a *• corrections counselor with the Community Services Division at the Erie County Service Center for Men. He has also worked in group homes for emotionally disturbed juvenile delinquents and taught partiime at Gannon in the Parole Probation program. m^± course at the 'Hurst, he said his interest in education led him to his fulltime instructor's position. $ "The program here is good," Benekas said. £ It's one of the reasons• I was attracted to the place for the corrections and law enforcement officials," he added. "This will benefit the program and attitudes of people who go out into the field of work - it's bridging a gap." Benekas' ^impressions of Mercyhurst are favorable, "f was given a great deal of cooperation by the entire staff administration, faculty and library - everyone has been very cooperative," he concluded. "The department has been very supportive - a faculty member can be independent, which is typical of a good academic environment." Benekas received his B.A. in social science from Clarion State and completed his masters J o sociofogy^^vttn JTconcentration iif' social psychology - at* the University of Cincinnati. Besides his work at the college, he enjoys skiing, sailing, camping, photography and - more recently - racquetbali. : . ,^

PETER BENEKAS school. (L.E. instructor) Phil Paulucci took the initiative in developing room for a good deal of continuing growth in .the department." According to Benekas, corrections is starting to come into its owiL, As^a result, there W I f 1>e morp*Cr<!&-breedim* ' HW bet ween courses : for police science and corrections personnel workingfctogether in a system.Is? ^ \ * •• -J VThere is a need to make graduates realize that there is a

When the co-op program was in the planning' stages, the administrators of the Law Enforcement program were uncertain il the program wouldIworkifor I heir department's students. Insurance Investigation is a wide-open field and this is definitely one field open to Lav* In October of this past fall Enforcement majors interested term; I started my six-credit co- in a co-op program. op experience with Equifax Services Incorporated of Erie. Equifax is a division of the Retail I would be very happy to talk to Atlanta. Geoigia. Equifax's function in this organization is insurance 'invesligations^This type of service is very important lo the insurance business and is quickly becoming an open field
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Erie After Dark
by John M. Chrzanowski Believe it or not - Erie has some places?where^people can make the scene - no matter what your taste in music might be. «:'Since it's that time of year when people finally come out of hibernation and start to take partying seriously once again, here are some local places you can check out in the way of night life entertainment. T Unless you've been isolated for the past two years, you know that t he hottest craze of the moment is still disco. A new club, "The Alternative" - located at 38th and McClelland - is worth looking into. The club offers live disco, soul music and the top 40 hits during breaks. The club also has one of the sharpest light systems in town. A cover charge is included on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights. Tip: Get there by 10 p.m. if you want a table. u Another spot offering top entertainment in live music is 'AUadonna's" - 123 W. 9th. An excellent light show and j fog machine are on hand to help get you in the partying mood. Cover charge may vary. "Joe D.'s" • located just east of 12th and Parade - is a disco in the true sense of the word. Offering the latest soul and disco hits spun continuously by a "dee jay", the club has a good light and sound system and a lighted dance floor. Cover charge may vary and the prices for drinks are reasonable. "Wagner's Side Door" - at 723 French - has a small disco floor and the music supplied is rock and disco. Prices for drinks are reasonable. Not a bad place to meet people from» other area colleges as well as from Erie. The place is usually packed with people on Friday nights. "Fred Deluca's" and "Holiday Inn Downtown" - two clubs only a block apart - offer a good selection of live music and have no cover charge. If you're into rock 'n roll, "The Winery" - located at 1945 W. 26th always offers a good band on Wednesday, ;Friday and Saturday. There's a cover charge, but the prices for drinks are good. "The Great Escape" - 12th and Powell - is an average size bar that offers a live rock band on various nights. No cover charge and the drinks are average priced. i Another new Erie club "Artists and Entertainers" (126 E. nth) - also offers excellent rock bands - usually starting at 10 p.m. You can boogie there until 4 p.m. Cover charge required. If you like jazz, blues and bluegrass music, "Smuggler's

Wharf" - at the foot of State Street near the Public Dock is a place to check out. Live music is now being featured on Tuesday and Saturday nights. The owners hope soon to have the same on Sundays. There is nofcover charge,!and the beer prices including various imported types - are really reasonable. A good way to spend an evening - nice atmosphere with the clientel usually' other area college students. *. 5 If you're looking for just a good bar scene, try the "3 D.'s" at 3040 W. Lake Road on a Friday night. The crowd is huge, drink prices are good and the atmosphere is friendly. Other bar scenes^" worth; checking out are "Doc's" - 12th and Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, "Greengarden Tavern" - 8th and Greengarden, "Frontier Saloon", about a half block west of 8th and Greengarden, "The Hub'" Liberty and Brown Avenue, and the "Plymouth Tavern"?- 1109 State. i: A more relaxed mood - but friendly people nonetheless - can be found at the "Chamber's Inn" - 4th and Peach. "The Shaggy Dog" at 414 W. 8th has a large television screen with home box office movies, two pool tables and excellent prices on? food and drinks.

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Niagara Captured Poetically
by Carol Lukawski ,<"; . •,_ An eerie sight greets a soul at Second and State on a foggy morning. Like! a long-forgotten vessel of the past, the Flagship Niagara juts its mast, posts through the thick mists, resisting the £ element that for so many years tried to envelop it. Splashing the lake side of the great boat, alapping at the beams which now support her, Lake Erie relentlessly buffets rthe wooden structure, trying to reclaim what men took from her bosom. So, as her liquid wrath fails to accomplish the morbid task, she sends chilling vapors to finger what she cannot hold. Near silence greets the ear. Ducks and gulls, familiar friends
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to Niagara.fhold their cries in check, in seeming stillness borne of fear. Early traffic muffles its motors as it crawls, and only the muted blow of "the morning whistle reminds you that industry is not far away to either side on our shoreline. •£. \ But there she stands, majestic, towering, her spirit indomitable, her gracefggraceful beauty a tribute to our country's early craftsmen. Nay, she will not surrender, for she has hope in an even stronger element, allies in ageless friends. As you face the ship, the dawn breaks behind you, sending forth light to expose the lake, and warmth to dispel her chill. This victory is not sudden, for the sun

travels slowly in her chariot. She calls to her windy friends to aid in the battle, but checks their speed to prevent them from doing inadvertant damage as the vapors flee before them. Yes, battle must be done when an enemy has crept even this far. What is this? CriCries pierce the air. Gulls have reappeared and lazily circle in the air as they mock the lake's ineffective efforts to drag Niagara down. &Rage elsewhere!" they call. "Our home, our friends are well defended!" f | ^ * And Lake Brie lays back and lays still, appeappearing calm and serene to those who do not know her wily ways. She will try again - another day.

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nationwide. "The Deer Hunter", a Vietnam-era inspired film starring Robert "Taxi Driver" DeNiro, if it were to win, would be 1 the first film - |to my recollection - to walk away with Academy Awards before the majority oft theatre-going audiences had a chance to see it. Taking I that t much I into consideration, the film may just end up as a contender for the it op "Midnight I Express" - the excellent flick that recreated the true story of Billy Hayes and his jail sentence J in Turkey Ifor possession of dope - could be the sleeper - like last year's "Annie Hall" - that might sneak|in the back door and collect the "Best Picture" award. But considering thef Academy by-passed Brad Davis, who played Billy, in the actor category for a nomination it's not likely the film will win. "An Unmarried Woman" - this year's "woman picture" that
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by Rex Barrett f * "Heaven Can Wail" - Warren Beatty's successful ?.one-man effort to recreate a sequel to the 1941 -iilml"Here Comes Mr. Jordan" - will most likely walk away Monday, April 9, with the Academy Award! for "Best Picture of the Year." n ^ Beatty's film, \which, ! incidentally grossed $77 million at the box office, was a delightful romantic farce that upset no one. Audiences loved it for its fantasy plot. The film was about a football player who dies, goes to heaven and finds out a mistake was made and he wasn't supposed to have died after all. The, movie continues with Beatty finding different bodies with which to adjust. Along the way comic*• situations - often times hilarious - complicate his new "lifes". H i j gjgj & P Nothing there to confuse the audience - no threat to their intelligence. Just a fantasy farce,

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Unfortunately, fine's film glamorized Voight's character that of a paraplegic - and the moviejended up being to the Vietnam conflict what "From Here To Eternity" was to World War II. H mr | f So look for "Heaven Can Wait" to be named as Oscar's "Best Picture of 1978", Jon Voight as "Best Actor" and Jane Fonda as" "Best Actress." 3* £ ;7g|» E Of course many other awards will be handed out this Monday evening*- and jjthat means the winners will probably talk forever on camera. But if you can put up with that - and millions of viewers who watch the.telecast 'every year do - the** show shouldn't be that much of a bore. Besides, this year's host will be Johnny Carson - and he's always good enough to listen to for at r east 90 minutes. " ?."'•'\

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SRC Survey • • .(Continued from page 1) utilized by the students/' Millar said. ! J While theft seems to be a big problem on most campuses today, 'Hurst students felt that they could put something down without it being stolen. Eightyone per cent also felt safe walking on campus after dark. Although few students felt that their student government represented them effectively or that students have a role in the use of student fees, their responses did not vary widely from the national norm. "It's a s perceptual survey," Millar concluded. "The students like us. Why, we don't know."

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Brew iShines 1 Scrimmage
by Rebecca L. Martin and Kevin Burns The Mercy hurst crew team ventured down to Morgantown, West!Virginia last week to row against West Virginia University. Three varsity boats were entered in the races - each boat fared well in its respective contest. S-' 6 *» Bringing home the first Laker victory of the j season was f the men's varsity eight j boat cruising powerfully down the course to a-time of 5:05 - outdistancing * their opponents by seventeen seconds. The winning learn included Casey Cronin at stroke,!Dennis Riley, Kevin Burns, J Bob I Heftka, | N i c k Jim Men's Tennis Team * W ^jBN Grandinetti,Nase Morycz, Frank Dicks, Al and coxswain Left to right, Tom Chybrzynski. Phil Dubsky, Gary Dagan, Paul Spies, Steve Spies, Andy Findlay, Dave Laurie Mahnken. &g jS LaFuria.RavinderSabherwal and Coach Dennis Hanalli. c £ B K US H % tt R S B S3BB 9 The | women's! varsity eight rowed a close race through the 22 5*^&8#fi&2?££ entire course, finishing a mere deck space j behind their West
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Softball Schedule Extensive
bv Chris Tomczak *^ l: -.""*. "This year's softball team has three ^essential qualities as simple as it'A.B.C," said Coach Janet Price. "The attitude is 150 per cent, the team's dedication is 150 per cent and concentration is maximal." >?<• t, I This is the first year the schools will participate in the Keystone Conference for softball. Mercyhurst's schedule is also the most extensive in its history, g Comprising|the Lakers' softball team are seniors Diane Maslerson of Central Falls, Rhode Island and Janey Nestor of Liberty Boro, Pa. Both perform infield duties. I I f I ? Juniors include Pam Wolfe from Warren - also an infielder, Judy Gluvna of Corry and Deltona. Florida's Mary Mahon both outfielders.! 2S a S S l Outfielders Kathe Lowry of Erie and Cheri I Haughey of Corning, §j N.Y. are both sophomores. Lani Krantz and Tina Tomczak - two sophomores from Erie - perform both pitching and infield duties. & E* 'J Freshmen softball players include catcher Kathy Chudzicki, of Lakewood, N.Y., Lindy McCartney, from Cochranton, who • plays outfield, and Maryellen Pollick, an infielder from Harwinton, Ct. c" Alice , Ritchey assists Price. The coaches hope for a promising season to rebound from an 0-12 record of last year. "We have the ingredients for a potential winning season," commented Price. "I am looking forward to begin the schedule and vie for the Conference trophy."

Super Maks Champs Of Intramural Hoops
by Chris Tomczak : The Indiana State Sycamores were undefeated until the final game- the 'Hurst Super Maks did one better. Boasting an; 11-0 season record, the team won all t heir playoff games for a perfect 140 slate and the women's intramural basketball title.| jjft jS Super Maks - coached by Mary Ann King • defeated Egan Scholars 48-41 and again 28-23 for the best of three playoff championships. & Sue Cavalancia pumped in 28 points |for j| the winners in the opening game to give her MVP honors. Kathy Chudzicki chipped in with 18. Sue Goodge led Egan Scholars with j; 17 points and Colleen Duggan added 12. - fv* T p In the second\ encounter, Chudzicki was named MVP for her performance and eight point output. Pam Wolfe added seven points for the Super Maks.. I & Other members of the winning Men's Baseball Team (Outfield) intramural basketball t team include Kathe Lowry, Cathy Belcher, Janey Nestor, Cheri First row, left to right, Frank Kudlac, Walt Romanoff and Joe RocHaughey, JoAnn Alexander, Val co. Hatcher, JoAnn DeSantis, Sharon Second row, left to right, Eddie Austin, Jim Radeloff, Rick Shaheen Anderson and Mary Shade. and Head Coach Mike Cusack. £ '*> '/*•*.•' * W' *

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