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The Mercy hurst board of trustees announced Tuesday that Dr. William P. Garvey will act as next president of the college. Garvev becomes the ninth leader of the 54-year-old college. He will take over the presidency July 1, succeeding Dr. Marion L. Shane? who announced his resignation December, 1978. Shane has been president of Mercy hurst for the past eight years, fe | .4 Dr. Garvey has been with Mercy hurst for the past 18 years. He was vice-president and dean for six years and is currently the chairman of the Mercyhurst Graduate Program in the Administration of Criminal Justice. H?^\ / The announcement of the board's choice was made by Ms. Jane Theuerkauf, chairman of the college trustees. Theuerkauf said the selection of Garvey as president climaxes a six month presidential search headed by trustee Albert F. Duval, President of Hammermill Paper Company. More than 80 applicants from across the United States and Canada were screened for the number one administration office. When notified of his selection, Garvey said^-i'It-is certainly a great honor and challenge to accept*the Presidency of Mercyhurst and to assist in furthering the tradition of academic excellence established at the

college by the Sisters of Mercy 54 years ago." j;. ,;£ | £§ Commenting on the board's decision, .Ms. Theuerkauf explained, "Dr. Garvey was selected for his proven academic and administrative leadership. His list of accomplishments at Mercyhurst has given the college a heritage of success and we have chosen him to be our next president for a continued striving for excellence."? * £. Dr. F Shane, the current president, said, "Dr. Garvey comes to his new position with a thorough knowledge of Mercyhurst and of the community of Erie where the college has grown and prospered. His experiences as professor, chairman, and dean of the college have prepared him well for his new role as president of Mercyhurst College. ^?"He is committed to excellence.! As the outgoing president of Mercyhurst, I am confident that our institution under Dr. Garvey's leadership will continue to develop as an outstanding college." £ Garvey became the first lay dean of Marcyhurst in 1970 when he was appointed to the post by Sr. Carolyn Herrmann, fthen president of the school. As dean, he played a major role in the successful transition of Mercyhurst from a female college to a coeducational institution. 3 J | k During his tenure, the college

doubled its enrollment and new majors were added in law enforcement, special education, dance, hotel-restaurant management, communications, business, psychology, and dental assisting. 'A |Fln addition,|he opened Mercyhurst's Weekend College, started evening classes, and began programs for ?Older Americans. | Garvey was the driving force behind the implementation of athletics at Mercyhurst. He also was responsible for the development of new ^student support offices in placement, counseling, i n s t i t u t i o n a l research, ? student j union, and financial aid. * A native of Oil City, Garvey is a former chairman of the college's education department and of its social sciences department. The new Mercyhurst president serves on the boards of numerous civic organizations and is the vice-president of the Erie County Geriatric Center, chairman of the Erie County CETA advisory board, acting executive director off the Erie Public* Museum board, and chairman * of the Northwest Region Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency* During 1977-78 he served as chairman of the Transition Task Force to form a new home rule goverment for Erie County and was later appointed its first director of administration.

President-elect Dr. William P. Garvey.

Academic Cuts Delayed

Board Movesj To Send Proposals To Senate
The board of trustees moved that the academic proposals recommended by the college president, Dr. Marion Shane, be sent to the College Senate for review Tuesday afternoon. The action taken at this meeting of the trustees marked the latest in; a series of events involving a review and evaluation of major programs at Mercyhurst! The proposals, which were passed down to the division heads by the dean, Dr. John Millar, involved the cutting of major programs as well as the elimination of FTE*faculty positions. & These recommendations were included among the 51 to be reviewed by the College Senate. i The division heads were informed about the decision last Wednesday by s the dean. The decision then filtered down throughout those departments affected as well as those faculty whose positions were affected. Reacting quickly to the J announcement, faculty members of the col lege iSenate scattered through both Preston-and Zurn halls in hope of calling an emergency meeting of the Senate. Their main contention in calling this meeting ^was that their right of due process had been violated by the administration. * *£ * The Senate meeting was scheduled to meet on Monday afternoon, one day before the president's-presentation to the trustees. Monday morning the senators received a memo from the president's office stating that it would be inadvisable for the Senate to meet for because of the fact that the? argument as to which of the programs would need to be cut would have a negative impact on the process. The senators, however, contended that the main issue at hand was the lack of adequate time and opportunity to react to the program review which they felt was in direct violation with article, two, section two of the College Senate constitution. This section explicitly states that the Senate shall* have fthe right to review any academic or adminstrative policy proposed by the president. Drafting a memo to the board of t rust ees, the Senate contended that the arguments given in Dr. Shane's memo were unsound and inappropriate and that # they supported a resolution that called for the sending of any program review to the Senate for its consideration prior to any final

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Garvey Cites Academics Morale Top Priorities!
Dr. William P. Garvey, president-elect of Mercyhurst College, cited the strengthening of academicj excellence and institutional morale among his main priorites at a press conference held 'in the Bishop's Parlor. " ^ \\ ^ Garvey'sJother priorities included establishing a strong morale f among the faculty members of the college. "Often times the faculty is in a position where they must think defensively, rather than

creatively," he stated, f to the college. " These issues are Preparing "to meet the terribly emotional," he conDarwinian Challenge," Garvey cluded. §1 remarked onf the decision, he Asked how his presidency will would make i n | his role as affect. his community inpresident. volvement Garvey responded, "Our challenge is to continue J "My political involvement will to grow in our existing cease, as it should cease." programs," he said, "Keeping "Mercyhurst College," he conthe best of the old while seeking tinued, "must come first." the new." ^ Questioned as to whether there Garvey remarked that many of was any truth in the rumor of the his decisions could be unpopular college changing its name, ones. & Garvey commented. "Even as However, he stressed that any the new president I would not changes made must be beneficial have the courage to suggest it."

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A strange phenomenon occurred on Tuesday iin'' Preston Hall. At four in the afternoon, a time when the college appears to be in academic abeyance, faculty were roaming the halls. They were flocking to congratulate the new president. From an initial perception Dr. William P. Garvey appears to be the a people's choice. His experience at the college, as history professor, dean and director of the Law Enforcement graduate program, appear to place him in good standing with the Mercyhurst community as far as expertise is concerned. * And Dr. Garvey will be stepping into a position which will call upon all of his resources as an academician as well as an administrator. The college itself will pose a challenge for Dr. Garvey, as it is well acquainted with the paralysis that often accompanies the democratic process, the new president's approach to change within the college will be in-

The Crossing Of The Rubicon

teresting to observe. One particular point of interest will be the new president's approach to the program * review which the college currently faces. Faced with the limited resources Mercyhurst currently possesses, Dr. Garvey might face a plight similar to that which the current president is confronted with. For an individual who played an important role in the college's academic growth, the role of "weight reducer" may provide an uncomfortable situation for Dr. Garvey. $ f And yet he appears undaunted by the job that awaits him. His belief in the viability of the college as an institution of quality education is strong, and his perception of Mercyhurst's continued growth during times of declining enrollment seem quite optimistic. at. 4 And the optimism has spread. Mercyhurst is beginning to face the sunshine instead of its shadows. It has to be faculty are forgetting to go home.

Letters To Editor
Student Questions Petition Process
To the Editor: Just for a minute, sit back and look at what's happening around you these days. And then think for a while about the difference between apathy and blind action. In two weeks Mercyhurst has been handed a bundle of issues. You can take your pick and campaign for your choice. First there's the search for the next president of the college. Then there's the elimination of certain majors and the dismissal of some faculty members. And if those issues are too controversial for you (if you're still wondering what the president does) then there's always the campaign for clean sidewalks. Finally let us not forget the national issue discussed at all our meals reinstating and resisting the draft. Let's just say that it's "The Year of the Petition" at Mercyhurst. Sign a petition and give a Bronx cheer to those who complain about apathy. So what if you don't know the other candidates or why programs are being cut back! Sign it, man, be j counted so that we can get on with the party! By the time this is published, the Board will have decided on a new president and he or she will be deciding about majors and faculty. The petitions will disappear, we'll register at the Pine Avenue post office, slide down the path to dinner and go back to the party and cheering for the Lakers. Well, it was nice while it lasted. . . _4 £ _* £* * >$< j£j Sincerely, Sue Fuss

Article two, section two of the college Senate Constitution states, "The Senate shall have authority to initiate, review, and recommend policies to the College President with regard to academic policies, campus life, and administrative practices and operations." The significance of this by-law : [fbok'dn a p l a t e r *m eaniklg as the js*enafe "¥eacfed- to the academic proposals passed down by the president last week. While a number of students were scurrying about with a petition that would offer the board of trustees the choice of : saving endangered . major programs or losing students, a few faculty Senate members hurried to call an emergency meeting. * Were the specific details concerning major and faculty cuts the major issue in this case, or was the fact that a viable governing body was being circumvented and, thus, being denied due process? $&} " ^ The latter issue took priority in this case. The meeting was scheduled and the senate mechanism was in gear, I ••• Then on Monday each member of the Senate received a memo from the president advising that such a meeting would be | unnecessary because according to t he by-laws of the college and the

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Senate participation was not required in this matter. * J He also felt that debate within the Senate as to which programs could be cut would be a negative process. j ,. u In this case there appears to have been a major misunderstanding between the two parties. Where the Senate felt slighted because of^ihe^ circumventing! tactics of *the president, the president felt that the senators only purpose would be to propose alternatives other than those which he was going to recommend to the board. The president; in this case, appears to have made the error. By assuming what the Senate's purpose would be, took a course of action that seriously limited the Senate's ability to react to the proposals. Such, however, was not the case. Z * Through the combined efforts of faculty, student, and administrative senators, f the meeting was held and a resolution was drawn up and presented to the trustees. Because of the Senate's prompt action time will now be taken to | review the proposal and pose recommendations. Although Dr. Shane will not be required to act upon the Senate's recommendations, the concept of due process will have been preserved. > V

Facu Ityf Protests For Peace
I listened to President Carter's "State of the Union" message which disturbed me greatly. As the speech progressed and more pronouncements were made as to our future military strengths, I got terrified over the prospect of the build-up for a war. When we were subjected to the^wartn^iet Nam,*the talk was that we didn't want them to invade our shores. Today the emphasis i s i on protecting our "vital" (oil) interests.

other natural energy resources. A war cannot be the answer to i f .-£.: With all the problems we are our dilemna! I am scared and worried. experiencing in America today, namely poverty, unemployment, Revival of the draft is the first aged, poor, to name but a few, I step towards supporting a war. I would have hoped Mr. Carter would like to meet with interested would have addressed himself to faculty and studentsl to voice our 1 thes(T sittratid*rii^ rns^a**d**ne •^PTlcTftl! ' ^proU 'Sf elfnTr" politicized the speech by trying to through letters or other means. appease his opponents... His Let us join together and have our campaign promises included voices heard. Beatrice A. Weissman reducing military spending., He Preston 113 T promised to investigate solar and

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jj£ byJudyZgainer&a i Joseph and the.- Amazing Technicolor Dream coat, the high spirited and delightfully enteral ning biblical rock musical by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber is currently in rehearsal in the Little Theatre. This show, under the direction of Christi Warnick, will be the Theatre Department's Winter Term production.! The main character is the Genesis figure, Joseph who possessed the anility to interpret dreams. He will be portrayed by David Durst. Other characters in this frolicking musical include; the all knowing and ever present narrator, Jacob, the aging father of Joseph and Joseph's 111 brothers. | jf Jacob is being played by Jeff Kime, | a freshman Elem. Ed/Spec. Ed. major, and John Burton, a senior Theatre major who will bring life and character to the narrator. * -JfiS The Elvis Presley-like Pharoah will be depicted by Mark Yeast. Joseph's brothers include Steve Flat ley, Marty Lane, Alfred Leopold,? Andy |Frey, I Ken Kightlinger, Mike Smith, Jimi Napoli, Shelbert Durant, Paul Urbanowicz, Rick Radziszewski, and Fred Wojtowiczr * Betsy Welehan, Lydia Struble, Judy Kneller, Bonnie Slawson, Jennifer f Larsen, Anita Bonamino, Pam Durst, I Jane Ebert and Colleen Angerer comprise the women's chorus, a hairy-bunch of Ishmaelites, adoring I girls, Egyptian handmaidens and a multitude of other fascinating characters. . I * Joseph will open at the Little Theatre on February 22nd and run the 23rd, 24th, 28th and 29th and March 1st and 2nd. All performances are at 8:00 a.m., and admission is $1.00 for students, staff and faculty. 7 > Reservations for an evening of lively £ and enjoyable entertainment can be made by calling 864-0681, Ext. 271 or by stopping by the Box i Office in Weber Hall. There are also two free previews on February 20th and 21st at 8:00 p.m. that are open to the Mercyhurst Community. « £ f H H mKoSSSSB

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Showing little resistance to the possible reinstatement of the •draft, 65 percent of Mercyhurst students polled stated that they would serve in the armed forces. This response came as The Merciad asked 100 Mercyhurst students the question,"What would you do if you were drafted into the armed services? " % Among those who said they would serve, 53 percent were female while the male representation amounted to only 47 percent. When asked if they would stay in the country to face prosecution, there was only a 10 percent representation. This percentage, it may be noted, was comprised entirely of women. Where did the men go? Eighteen percent of them decided that Canada would be the ideal refuge for their trek out of the country. The remaining 14 percent split their preference among countries such as Switzerland, Italy, and Australia. Of the 10 percent of the females that they would leave the country, half opted for Canada, the other half Australia. The remaining 18 percent of the students polled were confident that, because of reasons that they felt would qualify them for 4-F status, they would not be required to serve, JL «W '•^fEZjESa

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1. Star Trek, by Gene Roddenberry. (Pocket, $2.50.) Further adventures of TV spaceship, U.S.S. Enterprise. 2. Mommie Dearest, by Christina Crawford. (Berkley, $2.75.) Life with mother: actress Joan Crawford. 3. The Mr. Bill Show, by Walter Williams. (Running Press, $4.95;) Story of TV puppet from "Saturday Night Live." 4. How to Eat Like a Child, by Delia Ephron. (Ballantine, $3.95.) And other lessons in not being grown-up. 5. The World According to Garp, by John Irving. (Pocket, $2.75.) Adventures of a son of a famous, feminist mother. 6. Chesapeake, by James Michener. (Fawcett, $3.95.) Multi-family saga along Maryland's Eastern Shore: fiction. 7. Mary Ellen's Best of Helpful Hints, byi Mary Ellen Pfnkham and Pearl Higginbotham. (Warner, $3.95.) Solving household problems.^ 8. Ashes in the Wind, by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss. (Avon, $4.95.) Southern belle vs. Yankee doctor: fiction. f 9. Evergreen, by Belva Plain. (Dell, $2.75.) Jewish immigrant woman climbs from poverty on lower Manhattan. 10. In Search of History, by Theodore H. White. (Warner, $5.95.) Personal adventures of a famous journalist.
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6:30 p.m.- Folk Group Practice at the Campus Ministry Office, a 8:00 p.m. -J Adult Singles Association. A program of coping in the kitchen for single people. The Unitarian Society, 7180 New Perry Highway.. For more information call 456-0435. i| February 2 •Saturday 7:00 p.m. Mass in the Campus Ministry Office. , i 8:00 p.m. Basketball, Mercyhurst vsvSt. Vincent, away game lip.m.-2a.m.- Skating party at the SkateLodge, 4646 Buffalo Rd. Sponsored by SAC. Admission $1.00 plus $.90 for skate rental. Free bus provided from Mercyhurst. $ $• February 3 -Sunday .*7 and 9:30p.m. - Movie, "Casey's Shadow". Zurn Recital Hall. $.50 at the door, $.25 in advance. ll:00a.m. - Mass in the Chapel 7 and 9:30p.m. - Movie, "Casey's Shadow". Zurn Recital Hall. $.50 at the door, $.25 in advance. 7-1 lp.m. Greek Night at the Bast Erie Turners, 829 Parade St. Music for Greek folk dancing by Nioslotes of Pittsburgh. Tickets available, from Assumption Greek Orthodox Church, 212 W. 8th St. or 459-4390. | -% February 6 -Wednesday 4:30p.m. Mass in the Campus Ministry Office. February 7 -Thursday 4:30p.m.-Mass in the Campus Ministry Office.8:00p.m. Basketball, Mercyhurst vs. Steubenville* at the 'Hurst Campus Center. February 8 -Friday 4:30p.m.- Mass in the Campus Ministry Office. | 6:30p.m.- Folk Group Practice at Campus Ministry Office.* 9-1:00a.m.- Winter Formal at Rainbow Gardens. Music by 'Hot Gossip. Tickets $10, available in the Student Union. I '-:<&'•

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The officers of the National Alumni/ae association met Saturday, January 19, in Sister Carolyn Herrmann's office to discuss this year's goals. Barbara Chambers '60 is president, Kent L. Koch *77 serves as vice president, and Regina Scura "77 is secretary for the alumni association. Revision of the by-laws was discussed and Regina Scura will handle this project with the aid of other alumni in the Rochester area where^he now resides. M p A list of priority projects was set up by Kent Koch. These projects?in sequence are: updating and computerizing the alumni mailing lists, revitalizing regional chapters through informal social events, planning a Homecoming event with the help of Student Government,' implementing the VISA program in which alumni and students volunteer to assist the admission office in the recruitment effort,
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The Minorities on the Move Organization! of Mercyhurst College has planned a number of events to commemorate Black History Month. . •£:• **] The organization is in the process of forming a series of panel discussions on education and the political process concerning minorities. The guest speakers will be Larry Meredith, the President^ of City Council; Aubrey Dillon, the Dean of^ Edinboro; Ruby Jenkins, who runs the education program j at the John F. Kennedy Center and .Fred Rush.Jjtf, | f£ r^ A cabaret anda talent show are on the agenda for the month of February, $.'.&•

Economics In Plain English, by Leonard Silk. (Touchstone, $3.95.) Explained for laymen with wit and brevity. Grave Mistake, by Ngaio Marsh. (Jovef $1.95.) Nursing home whodunit with Scotland Yard to the rescue: fiction. Night-Side, by Joyce Carol Oates. (Fawcett/Crest, $2.50.) 18 stories treating dreams, madness, the mysterious: fiction. * W Association of American Publishers i

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by Bonnie James The Lord God was once all, for all was within Him. His brother was that of totality; there was nothing He lacked. His presence had no bound, His spirit no limitation. Yet God felt the need to expand from His innermost 'being, v ^ .«i ^ 3ft An urgency began to stir within Him, and He rocked slowly back and forth. He conjured up all His forces of energy and focused only upon'the? release? of emotion within Himself. He rocked faster and faster, producing rhythmic spasms of self indulgence.f He was lost in the thunder and quaking of His feelings. .His entire being £ trembled; it pulsated in desperation. Until, finally,"; His urgency reached a climax and a multitude of impatient waters gushed forth from rhe*centeT" of H£s being.* This explosion formed bonds of intimacy between the Lord and that which | was <within j= Him. And it was so intense, that God. was filled with an unconditional love for all that was contained in these waters of creation. God floated contentedly upon the waters, bathing in His success and satisfaction. He thought that His task was complete, until He was nudged by a soft ripple in the, water. He looked around, and saw that there were quiet disturbances throughout this vast ocean. Then He noticed seeds dancing upon the tips of the waves, rising and falling in a constituency of motion. God pondered this for a moment, and then realized that these seeds were the cause of unsettlement within Him. Creation was not {finished; there was something in these seeds which needed cultivation also He gazed at them speculatively, watching their uncontrolled energy bounce them from one spot to another. And then God knew. These seeds contained potential life. j£. i Godf cupped His -palms together, v.and scooped.' up a precious handful of the water. This He raised above His gaze but not yet over His head. He looked into His handstand kissed the potentially life-giving seeds with hope and then blessed their beading waters with love. From t he warmth of His breath He blew life into the seeds, and then rejoiced in the birth of creation by splashing the sacred water over Himself, i 4This He proceeded to do with the remaining seeds and water until He had formed a living creature from every seed but one.^ He took the last seed and placed it on His breast and announced, I S j* < "From this seed shall I foster a being in likeness of myself." P&' God became'- pensive. Then very abruptly, as if being awakened from sleep, God raised His arm and projected a powerful finger of lightning. He lifted the limb high above His head, and then i forcefully £ sliced & it downward, splitting the edge of the waters from a vast void to which the lightning connected and burst into flames. God then quickly opened His palm and ran the width of His hand between the tips of the flames and the edge of the waters, sealing the waters in a separate entity with Himself, and containing the fires in an underworld far removed from ; His sight. .A S But God knew that in order for all the creatures to have room to exist, He must dispose with some of the now-empty waters. So he fashioned a drain in the seal between the vacuum of fire and the entity of water. The water Iwas sucked hungrily through this drain by the greedy, carnivorus fire. It smacked its lips and lashed its tongue at every innocent drop of water which fell to its mercy. But it sent up steam and hissed in anger for the waters were now empty and void of life, and the fire's outrage of hunger persisted. . \ £ Deciding that He had just enough water left to sustain a profusion of life, God closed up the drain and the waters ceased to fall into the fire. Now there was space between the creatures and the waters and the Lord God Himself. God again conjured up all His energies to release that which was within Him. From the warmth and love of His heart and the knowledge of His mind, He excluded a magnificent brightness called light, which He spread to the farthest corners of vacancy. I f f Then God gathered all the plant life He had made and molded it together to form a round mass called earth. He took the remaining waters and made a bed for mem in the earth, and then He placed all other lifei forms gently upon this ground and willed that they should live off the land and the water. God was excited with creation, and in a frenzy of pleasure He clapped. His hands and danced around the earth. He created a whirlwind as He ,' danced, N and sparkles of emotional joy trailed after Him, crystalizing into sun, moon, stars and other planets. He had begun a cycle of direction, a stirring which insured to Him that all of creation would catalyze jine urgency to move. Exhausted from His activity, God peacefully snuggled back in the arms of warmth which were now external to His being. Wrapped in comfort, God took the final seed from His breast and kissed it and breathed life into it. He placed it on the earth with the rest of life, but He did something unique to this life that He had only otherwise done with Himself. He blessed the earth's water and dipped His fingertips into it. •frheivffie sprinklecHit tenderly over t his life in celebration of its birth. God willed that this life be superior to all others, for it was fashioned in likeness of Himself. He declared that it should always be servant to Him, and God called this exceptional life, man. God was pleased with the entirety of His work, and He prepared to add the final detail. God had created life. He had started motion. ^*.He had established a universe to which all things had a means and a purpose for survival. But He needed to secure a way in which creation would re-create itself. God thought of the immense pleasure He had experienced in releasing that which was a part of Him^ He remembered the beauty and joy of beholding its physical presence. He knew that He must give potentially living jsubstance to all. that was |presently alive. So.He planted a seed inside each living creature in hopes of sparking urgency to release that which was with within itself. And He willed that there would be a powerful intimacy in this experience, and that it would produce love, happiness and life. •< .£ But through His creation, God also made destruction. He let the fire remain burning in the unv derworld below* incessantly lashing its tongue and beckoning full waters to enter the drain. 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Colleges and universities are now spending $500 million a year to recruit students, according to an article in the current issue of Atlantic. , •[ ? \i Though there are a few records on what colleges have spent on promotion in the past, author Edward I Fiske speculates the amount is probably at an all-time high. Most of the money is spent on ads aimed at high school seniors, and ads "are full of latent sexuality, water images, and circles with couples," according to Barat College's •Edward Marchese. h' Academe's increasingly-sophisticated interest in promotion is a recent phenomenon, brought on by the small pool of potential students. Colleges,{of course, must compete harder to attract the fewer number of high school seniors.; More often, administrators .are employing marketing consultants to give schools a competitive advantage. A debate over the propriety of institutions of higher learning indulging in Madison Avenue marketing techniques has grown louder over the last two years. Times, is disdainful g of such marketing. "Before we reach a point where Harvard is advertising on matchbooks," he writes, "we should probably ponder whether selling education is significantly different from selling cars and soap." ^ Wk Fiske was perhaps unaware that college recruiters were working the beaches of Fort Lauderdale last spring, giving high school seniors free frisbees with a university monogram on them. f& % k Colleges large and small have been employing subtler techniques as well. The University of DenverB sends prospective students a brochure full of photos of mountain scenes and skiing students, although the university is 20 miles from the mountains, and 40 miles from the closest downhill ski area. Valparaiso entertains ; campus visitors with a sophisticated multi-media presentation employing^, three computersynchronized slide projectors. The ^techniques work. Valparaiso's enrollment is up this year. So is enrollment at Marshall University, where Dean of Science Dr. E. S. Hanrahan atAuthor! Fiske, normally tributed the recruiting success to education editor of the New York publicity about ithej school.

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Admissions Director Charles Veatch credits "increased visibility" with Northwest Missouri State ' University's enrollment increase this j fall. Veatch's literature S budget is i twice what it was two years ago, and he now employs full-time travelling recruiters. Even huge universities, where the enrollment decline of the 1980s 1 is expected to be less severe, are mounting more sophisticated marketing campaigns. The| University of California system hired a former CBS newsman to help find better ways of getting news about the system into the media. USC hired a public relations firm in October to solve'what Academic Relations Director Vance 2 Peterson called USC's "special problem. It has an enormous national recognition for its athletics programs—and we don't want to take that away. But, we always have to 1 work toward a balance." Peterson said a p.r. firm, Gehrung Associated University Relations Counselors of New Hampshire, will try to accomplish that by trying to convince "the eastern media" to use USC faculty members as experts in stories. Sfe

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I The majority of the January 28 {' The Student Government and student government meeting was the Senate felt otherwise. Both spent discussing the most recent bodies believe it was crucial that program review, which in part the reasoning behind any action involves cutting the departments of that nature be presented in the of Geology, Political Science and appropriate student channels. Theater as majors at the college. ij The Senate drafted a letter to The representatives expressed the Board of Trustees that stated concern at the discovery that the 'in effectJ their dissatisfaction proper procedures weren't * with the procedure followed. 1 followed in presenting the review i The government also sent a i letter in full support of the to the students. * The government felt that by not Senate. informing the Student Senate of the new program review, the Through these! actions, both process of open procedure had bodies hoped to insure that thenar been violated. positions, in relation to the "Our major complaint here is governing of the college, would£ the fact that we have not been SoT be overlooked in tfie future. informed," explained MGS The response to the Leadership president Tim Seltzer. " I do not Workshop held for the think anyone .here appreciates i representatives last weekend, hearing from the grapevine." • was favorable? All the parAfter talking with Dr. Shane, .ticipants toft with anfoverall Seltzer informed the government • ivood feeling"- , ^ •-M1-fMMi of Shane's viewpoint on the issue. . «it was fun and we learned Dr. Shane explained to Seltzer .toov" added Theater represen(that he did not) feel the Senate tative Dave Rodgers. . . . . . . and-or the student body should The government would UKe to be "burdened" with plan a continuing workshop in the the decision to cut departments. I near future. 4

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'While Mondayg night was a record-setting I occasion for the green and blue charges of Coach Dan O'Connor, the record set isn't one that will set comfortably in their minds. The 80-74 setback at the hands of the Fighting Scots of Edinboro State College was the 18th of the year for the Lakers. That is a new record. In their efforts to shut down the Scot's leading scorer, 6-8 Melvin Hooker, the Lakers were caught in the crossfire of forwards Don Lovett and Tyrone Tillman. The plaid duo held the trump cards in the second half as they brought their team from behind in the last 10 minutes. For the night the two

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combined for 38 of their team's 80 points.! gfcSaE | it. And where was Mr. Hooker? He found the Campus Center a bit too cramped for his liking as Greg Powell was on him like the plague. While he was able to break away for some early dunks the Boro pivot could not make any headway 5 against the tenacious Powell who held him to 13 points. M I I H E I I Using the starting lineup of Brown, Bennard, Blackwell, Powell and Morgan,i. O'Connor found the early going tough as the taller Boro team used j their height to their fullest advantage. Replacing Morgan with senior

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Lakers Lose Unanimous Decision To Waynesburg
When tempers get high, and fists start to fly, the best thing to do is to wave your hands and say good-bye. This was the logic used by the officials.Waynesburg College gave the Lakers their 12th loss of the season by a score of 96-77 at the Campus Center. Officials Bill Parkinson and Joe Gruber called an early end to the basketball game with .08 seconds left on the clock. Within the last three minutes of the game, the refs had given technical fouls to both teams, ejected two players from the game for fighting, and broke up two additional squabbles between players on and off the court. J their point spread up to 16 (38-22) with 6:08 left in the half, j SeniorlGreg Powell (20 pts.J and Sherrard Bennard (18 pts.) kept the Lakers in the contest by scoring 10 points each and holding the Yellow Jackets to a 45-36 lead at the end of the half. Freshman starter Nate Morgan helped offensively by scoring all 11 of his points and collecting 3 of his 4 rebounds in the first half. I * In the second period oflthe game Dan O'Connor's team was never able to get Waynesburg's lead under 13 points as Rod Wheeler kept the pressure on by scoring 14 of his game high 24 points. In the first few minutes of the Tim Tvler added 21 points to game, the Lakers were going the board along with teamster hoop for hoop, keeping in stride Mike Taylor and Tim Walker with Waynesburg's fastbreaking contributing 16 points a piece to offense. J the Jackets time shortened The Jackets started to break victory^ ^ away from the Mercyhurst Danny Brown pumped in 11 scoring bind at the 15 minute points within a minutes time span mark when they developed a one to give the green and blue mat point lead 13-12. t last minute surge, but it was to no From there on the Jackets took avail, they were short nine command of the game building baskets. J

Bill*Link, things evened out a little more as the Ohio senior's shooting touch (seven of ten for the game) kept the Boro postmen from making camp under the basket. Playing the'Scots even after the first ten minutes, the Lakers were able to go into the locker room trailing by a'41-36 count, I jaMay^ While the second half would untimately belong to the plaidsmen, the early going ws snug in the side pocket of junior Danny Browne Firing rainmakers from both corners, the 3 5-10 Brown rallied the Lakers from a fivepoint deficit to a 59-53 deficit with just under 10 minutes to play, It was here that the going got rough for the Lakers as the Scots fought back to take the lead 62-61 with a little more than eight minutestjleft in the game. The lead {(changed hands several times for the next, seven and a half minutes. It was here that O'Connors charges ran out fjof patience and gas. I |£ After Steve Senko hit both ends of a one?and one, the Lakers failed to score their next time down the court and fouled Hooker

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