Mercyhurst will receive a $1 million gift to found a school of music from area^heart surgeon George D'Angelo and his wife, Mary it was announced Sunday. According to President William P. Garvey, the $400,000 which was given by the D'Angelos upfront on Sunday, will be used to build an addition to Zurn Hall. The addition will house the D'Angelo School of music and building is expected to begin within the next 86 to 48 months. The remaining $600,000 will be established as an endowment for the music school to aid in program costs. These costs include equipment and an eight to ten r member faculty. A Garvey called the D'Angelo donation a "challenge gift," adding that the college is now seek-
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ing another $ f million from Ve other sources for scholarship and program support. Four foundations that might have an interest in funding have already been targeted, and the National Endowment of the Humanities is another strong possibility. %k One provision of the $1 million gift is that for the first time a permanent endowed choir will be established for the head of the music school. Dr. Louis Mennini will be the first chair holder. D'Angelo, who performed the first area open-heart surgery in 1962, gave a number of reasons for choosing to give his gift to the college. "Mercyhurst College embodies what a private college should be to me," he stated "It is moving ahead and there is nothing greater than moving forward and said D'Angelo during a speech Monday evening. "We cannot acupward." * In interviews with the»local cept medocrity we must move 0 press D'Angelo cited an era of forward in distinction. "academic renaissance" as Chairman of the new school of another reason for his donation. music Dr. Louis Mennini commented on the donation saying "I believe there is a genuine "There has never been anything passion for excellence taking of its kind in the Erie area. I am hold here and that it will extend elated that I am here to see it to all areas, not just music," he come about." said. The D'Angelo School of music Garvey echoed this sentiment will offer a bachelor's degree in stating that he sees the D'Angelo Applied music and music educagift as "the first in a series of ma- tion. Students Twill be able to jor contributions that the college select majors from strings, will seek from benefactors "and woodwinds, piano, voice, and foundations to support the high composition. levels of quality in other academic programs at the For thejjpast four years the college." -•£ I -;j D'Angelo's have provided the "Mercyhurst should be one of prize money* for the D'Angelo the most prestigious colleges," Young Artists Competition held
at the college every summer. The competition is often considered as one of.the most important events of its kind in the United States. Late Monday, Garvey announced that D'Angelo had also increased the amount of prize money for the competition, which attracted international contestants from Japan and the Soviet Union this summer. * "D'Angelo increased the prize from $380 four years ago to $3,000 this summer and it is more than doubled next year/' commented Garvey. "The revival of music and the arts is the important thing," D'Angelo said. "Culture is so important because without it there is no community." i.
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Garvey Ushers In Third Spring At Hurst
Mercyhurst is ushering in a new era. With this week begins the celebration of the school on the hill's "Third Spring". Dr. William P. Garvey, President of the college, acclaims the 1980s as the coming of a renaissance to Mercyhurst, noting the school's first two great historic periods and pointing out how the new age will combine the ideals of both earlier epochs. Garvey emphasized the spirit of tradition formed during the 'Hurst's First Spring, from 1926 to 1968. He hopes to maintain the high goals that were formed during those years by the Sisters of Mercy who founded the college. The president also cited the period of change and transition which marked the years from 1968 to 1980, —the Second Spring— adding that this spirit of change, as well, will be incorporated into the Jnew 'Hurst image. "This re-birth at the college will be a quantum leap to distinction," said Garvey. "It will be a renewal for Mercyhurst in every sense." Garvey praised .Dr. George D'Angelo and his gift of 1 million dollars to the college as the seed that will sprout further efforts for fundraising during the "Third Spring". He noted that besides the attempt to secure more resources for the school, the new age will be characterized ^ ^ ^ ^ '< Sun Mountain by greater challenge for faculty Brings the sound of Blue Grass to the Grotto during Saturdays concert sponsored by SAC. and students, the initiation of new and more developed programs After Six Years and a drive to fulfill the hopes and dreams ;on which Mercyhurst was founded.
After six years in pi« nniyig and Director of Operations, Ray very good field", he added, "at a construction, a new athletic field Justice explained that drainage good savings for the school." has been completed here at the was a problem since the field had Thefieldhas 1 V inches of topf e college. The new field, located never been properly sloped by a soil and 4000 square yards of KenFinal exams for 1981 spring decision was due to the fact that behind Baldwin Hall and adja- grader before. That situation has tucky bluegrass turf,: term will be held on a Friday and Activity Day is a day with educa- cent to the Tullio Baseball field, since been corrected. Soccer Coach Dave Shimpeno Saturday, it was announced by tional purposes above and beyond will be used for the soccer team This summer there was; a rates thefieldas "one of the top, Mercyhurst Student Government classroom experience. Adding as well as intramural football and serious problem with the com- if not the top field in Western president Tim Seltzer at the first that it is also considered a day to Softball. F I * pany contracted to construct the Pennsylvania." MSG meeting of the year. unify the college community. Troubles beset the construction field. 'The contractor was not | As of yet no plans'are being Since Activity Day is being held It was also announced that<he of the Held from the beginning. living up to the specifications of made for the dedication and namon Tuesday, May 12, the exams academic calendar now in effect Explains George Kidd, Director the job," said Kidd. Consequently ing of the new multipurpose field. will be pushed back a day to Fri- will be abolished in the 1981-82 of Business Services, "The field the contractor was fired J day May 29 and Saturday/May year. Three new calendars were began as a hill. It had to be level30. Seltzer explained that the proposed^ and are under con- ed and the base needed to be The college which is* now in INSIDE: of the spring term was sideration by the administration. prepared." litigation with the contractor, had a contributing factor in the Ad- The first would have three 10 V Several times the area was already paid a portion of the com* 4 Faculty Focus mins trative, decision of altering week terms, classes held four leveled off, fertilized and seeded. pany's fee in advance. I Features v the calendar. Seltzer pointed out days a week with Wednesdays Because of the poor drainage in The field was finally conDr. Platte that part of'the reasoning in the that area, the seed never took structed by a maintenance crew Continued on page 3 hold. supervised by Justice. "If s a
Student Government Announces Changed Spring Exam Schedule
New Athletic Field Completed; Construction Problems Overcome
students with no place to go after The establishment of the new midnight, is understandable. intervisitation hours has caused However, there is no reason why some discussion on campus. A students should lose the total loss of one hour was sustained by number of hours in the process. resident students. Last year, in- For example, the hour taken tervisitation was extended one away from the evenings could hour in the evening. easily be substituted to those durThe hours are now one p.m. to ing the day. The hours would midnight on weekdays and one then be from noon to midnight on p.m. to one a.rn during weekdays and noon to one a.m. weekends. * I ^ ^ during weekends. • While the cut in evening hours The administration has inis acceptable, one wonders why dicated that it would listen the total number of hours favorably to suggestions concernreduced. A student, and especial- ing the restoration of the total ly a resident student, has a right number of intervisitation hours. 'u a certain amount of intervisita- This is an opportunity the stution hours. dent government ought to seize |s The cut in evening hours, made in order to strengthen the student to curb the large numbers of voice.
Participation Urged For Parents Weekend
This year Mercyhurst College Parents Weekend will be held Saturday and Sunday, October 11 and 12. Highlighting the weekend will the dinner-dance, which will be held Saturday evening at Erie's Hilton Hotel, Presque Isle Ballroom) f A letter has been sent to all parents of Mercyhurst students, which includes all.the information about this year's Parents Weekend. Although last year's Parents Weekend was the most successful yet, improvements have been made to make this year's even better. We urge all students to participate in this weekend and to remind their parents as "the time gets closer. Much hard work has gone into the making of this weekend already, but a lot more work is needed to insure its success. Therefore, the Parents Weekend Planning Committee is asking for the Mercy hurst* Community's involvement. Anyone who would like to help on one or more of the committees may contact one of the following for more information: Paul Urbanowicz: 334 Sesler. 868-224ftAlda Walker: 318 Baldwin, 864-9320; Jimi Napoli: 205 McAuley; Bonnie James: 3 Egan, 825-9937. *P* This fun-filled weekened has been designed to include the entire Mercyhurst Community: students, f a c u l i t y . a n d admi ninstrat ion. We sincerely hope that everyone jvi 1 take advan1 tage of this wonderful chance to participate in this g special and 1 memorable event.! Look for our posters for the complete schedule of the weekend. 'k Thank you, t Parents Weekend Planning Committee *
Policy Stated In Open Letter
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Seltzer Explains Activity Day, Spring Exam Schedule For '81
To the Mercyhurst Community: * I'm quite happy to inform you that thanks to the cooperation of the new administration there will he a third annual activity Day on Tuesday, May 124 > • I know that many of you were under the impression last year that there would be no more such days of unity for the Mercyhurst community, but have no fear, a committee is now being formed to organize the days events. As for you faculty members, you also have no need to fret, because the day off, will in no way delete from your scheduled numbers of class days for the spring term. For those of you new to Mercyhurst, I'd better explain what Activity Day is. It is first and foremost a day to unify the entire campus community including administration, faculty, staff and, of course, students. It is a day where we can all be free to intermingle and communicate on a more personal level outside of the classroom atmosphere. a willingness to sacrafice a free It is also a day of educational day to continue the tradition. It and cultural events to enhance took a number of weeks to find a everyone's perspective on life in way to schedule the day in a way general. With a dance recital and that would best suit the interests art exibits by our own very of the college and all involved. talented students, and such • The only way we found we educational demonstrations as could schedule the day was to wine and pasta making you can't push finals back one day. This : help but learn something. p * •]decision was made after all other »• Last but not least, Activity Day possibilities were exhausted. So, is also a day to enjoy. A day to this year we can all live the unity make acquaintances into friends meaning of Activity Day until the and see "how the other half end of the year by sacrificing one lives," so to speaks day of the long summer vacation. If there are.any questions or As you can see Activity Day can be nothing but success, and comments about this years Achas been the past two years. But tivity Day please contact me in in the past it has been mainly the the Student Union or box 636 in faculty that led to a successful the mailroom (Preston). day, and the students have sufWith" everyone's help and fered by losing valuable class cooperation we can make the time thus decreasing the amount third annual Activity Day the of subject matter. best day you will ever have at Taking these facts into con- Mercyhurst. sideration, I worked with the adThank you. ministration to secure a date for Tim Seltzer spring term, after a majority of Mercyhurst College the students last year expressed Student Government
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off. Each class would be S% credits and 70 minutes long. It would run from September 8 to June 5. I The second proposed calendar would have two 14 week terms with students taking four classes f o u r d a y s a week w i t h Wednesdays off. Each class would be four credits and 60 minutes long. This would run from September 8 to May 15. The third [would have two 15 week terms with students taking five classes. The three credit classes would be held five days a week for 65 minutes. It would run from September 2 to May 15. In other action, a new campus dormitory has juniors and seniors who would be elected into the dorm on the basis of their responsibility. t The slower level of the dorm would house a conference center run by the Hotel Restaurant Management Association. The estimated cost of the building is iVz million dollars plus $175,000 for facilities. ; Plans have the dorm tentatively being constructed facing the grotto between McAuley Hall and the Campus Center. After discussing the proposals Seltzer mentioned that if a law is passed in the next month it would enable the college to afford road signs placed in five different places. j He stated that if Mercyhurst waited for his law to be passed, the college can save $6,000. Two signs would be placed on 1-90, one on 1-79, one at the State Street exit, one on 38th Street and one on Old French Road. ; Seltzer added that funding for
THEMERCIAO the signs would not be taken the MSG budget. Next, Vice President Rich Lanzillo announced that college president Dr. William P. Garvey has agreed to hold an open forum for students to air any questions they have about the administration or any college activity they Mercyhurst Student Government has purchased a durable are concerned about Seltzer stating that, "we are carpet which will enable the Colchanging ourselves," announced lege to use the Campus Center for that new guidelines will be set for more activities for the first time this years representative system in the school's history. and responsibilities. He explain- The pros and cons of the carpet ed that more involvement is ex- have been discussed in previous pected from the representatives, years by MSG but it was not until not only in doing the work, but this year that' it was actually getting the college community plausible. Prices and options were involved. To help expand involvement in thoroughly researched before MSG the goverment officers are MSG Vice-President Rich Lanin the process of forming a zillo purchased the carpet from number of committees. Among Carpet Town for $2,360.00. Lanthem a Radio Club, homecoming zillo stated that, "This is more committees. Anyone interested is practical:for us because a,tarp asked to contact MSF officers or representatives.
MSG Buys Tarp For Campus Center
would have been much 9 more expensive and less useful.* He added that the carpet doesn't bunch while dancing and it is more convenient to set up and clean. The carpet is made of very tight weave fibers which resist burns and suffer minimal wear. The carpet, first used at the Back-to-School Dance on Friday, September 12 sponsored by MSG, seems effective since smoking was allowed and no damage was sustained to the carpet. , Future plans for the carpet include use Muring Convocation weekend and the Senior Dinner Dance which was previously held in the cafeteria.
Author Doris Kearns Will Speak At 'Hurst
Donna Peterson Doris Kearns, author of LYNDON JOHNSON AND THE AMERICAN DREAM, will be the first in a series of lecturers to appear at Mercyhurst College this year. She will speak in the Zurn Recital Hall on Thursday, September 25 at 8:00p.m. A White House Fellow under President Lyndon Johnson from 1967 until his death in 1973, Ms. Kearns worked with LBJ on his memoirs. Her list of credentials include a PhD in political science from Harvard, a Fulbright scholar and a Phi Beta Kappa, and most r e c e n t l y , t e a c h i n g THE PRESIDENCY at Harvard.Mn^ H LYNDON JOHNSON AND THE AMERICAN DREAM is considered a composite of psychobiography, memoir, and political history.'' Newsweek'' magazine (May SI, 1976) calls Ms. Kearns' book a "triumph." The August 1976 Commentary magazine writes "She has succeeded in letting him (LBJ) reach us through her." The Director of the Student Union, Jan Gatti, says that, "Ms. Kearns' speech will be especially timely in this* year of the Presidential election. She will give insight on Presidents past, present, and future." The Student Union will pay the best-selling author $1300 plus expenses. Among other speakers to appear on campus this year are Abby Hoffman of the 'The Chicago Seven" fame, Chris Ed a former Moonie who will speak on cults, Jan Michael Cousteau, son of underwater explorer Jacques Cousteau, and ex-Congressman Wilbur Mills. >,
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Soccer Game. Lakers vs Behrend Game to be played on the new Soccer Field at Mercyhurst College Entertainment in the Grotto Featuring "Cranberry Lake" — jug band and old time music. From Ithaca, NY ^ Dinner Dance lor the Mercyhurst Faculty, Administration, Staff, and their spouses guests. Cocktails at seven Dinner at eight Egan Dining Hall Dancing from nine until midnight Campus Center Outdoor Film Festival > * % 'Paper Chase" and "Turning Point". Films will be shown on the back campus, west of Zurn Hall.
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SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 21 Liturgy 10:00 A.M. Christ the King Chapel Co-celebrants '•* £ * J The Most Rev. Alfred M. Watson, D.D Bishop of Erie * The Most Rev. Michael J. Murphy £ 4\ Co-adjutor Bishop of Erie 11:30 A M Sisters' Luncheon Faculty Lounge I Speaker Dr. William P Garvey Lunch will be served at noon 11:30 A.M President's Brunch For Clergy, Trustees, Associates, and Guests of the PresidentJH Egan Dining Hall j _ 1:30 PM Line-up for Convocation indoor Tennis Courts • * In case of rain — Zurn College Union 2:00 P.M Convocation \ Zurn Recital Hall Speaker Dr. John R. Coleman Former President of Haverford College Installation of Dr. William P. Garvev as Ninth President of Mercyhurst College 3:00 PM. President's Reception Vteber Hall \ In case of rain — bge Union
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So was the less visible Agora, • The museums, digs and the Greek marketplace, where monuments took us deeper and u n d e r a cool c o l o n n a d e deeper into the sources of philosophers and citizens used to Western Culture. In the museums mingle and discuss the eternal of Athens and Heraclion (Crete) and the temporal. for example, one can see remThe third great site in Athens is nants of the ancient matriarchal the Poseidon restuarant, a place religion that is said to have where we could get good food and preceded patriarchal religion. good service morning noon and We took a short hop to Agina, night. one of the many Greek islands, The museums of Greece sur- and found it to be everything we prised me. They are an endless hoped. The hotels, food, source of interest and excite- monuments and beaches were all ment. Almost every Greek town charming, clean, and first rate. It of any size has not only a museum was on Agina that I saw a man but an archeological dig, and getting his octupus ready for dinsome site such as an ancient ner by tenderizing it on the pavemarketplace, temple or home of ment next to the water's edge. the oracle (as at Delphi). Later we hitched a ride on a fruit and potato boat out of Agina to Ancient Epidaurus. We landed in a quiet bay where a friendly Greek named Michael ran a small hotel and restaurant and an open-air night club named after Zorba the Greek. The owner loved music, dancing, talking to tourists (especially women tourists), and showing off the wonders of the countryside. We snorkled one day out to see the remains of a city covered by the water and we marveled at the a m p i t h e a t r e at ancient Epidaurus which is still used for a few plays a year. It was to this place that ancient Greeks came for Olympic games, and for chthonic (earth) rites wherein
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by George Carrelts
I remember the summer that Greece almost went to war with Turkey over the Cyprus invasion. That was the summer we decided to go, my wife and myself and two friends, to Greece. Other friends warned us against it because of the danger of war, but we bought tickets on TWA, packed our back packs and I'm glad we went because the going was very Greek and very good. The war never happened. The temple of Pallas Athena, the patron goddess of Athens, stands on the -Acropolis, the highest point of Athens, and it can be seen from every point of the city. It was stronger, more beautiful than I had imagined.
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they offered honey cakes to the underground gods in search of cures for thir mental and physical ills. So much remains to be seen. There are hundreds of islands and sites waiting for all of us there. They will be more expensive now and there will be more tourists on the scene now that the threat*of war is gone, but they will be just as full of meaning and interest. If you get to the museums, digs, beaches, and restuarants of Greece before we do, say hello to Michael at Zorba's place in ancient Epidaurus and all those like him you can find. The going will always be good in Greece. Greece.
As you know the key to the operation of a successful college senate is the strong participation of all of its constituent members—faculty, administration and students. Like the Senate itself, committees are represented by all three groups including those who are members of the Senate and the general college community as well. All committees are appointed on a yearly basis. Those who have served previously are welcome to request to continue their service on committees. There are three standing committees of the College Senate, consisting of: Academic Policies, Campus Life and Administrative Policies and Operations. Please read the description oT each of the three committees. If you are willing to serve on any one of the committees, please fill out the form that is attached and return it to me no later than. Friday, September 19, 1980. The Agenda? Committee will meet on Tuesday, September 23, 1980 to make its recommendations for committee appointments to the Senate. If the Senate is to function properly, we need your support. Please volunteer to serve.
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are in demand in secondary education, business and in the burgeoning field of research operations. J With regard to the automatic unemployment theory which is alleged dehumanizing and mass take-ova* of computers in our life-style, Platte has decisive College. views. While agreeing that there Although legendary for never is some truth to the theory, he giving perfect grade points, he suggests that it is types of jobs denies this adding that last year rather than jobs themselves that he administered eight. are being lost to the computer. Sitting behind his orderly desk, In other words, it is the recurrDr. Platte's eyes twinkle when ing sociological malady of the asked how he became interested uneducated workingman being in mathematics and computers. squeezed out to make room for "Well, when I was a kid I always the technically skilled. got a kick out of solving problems," he said. Furthermore, Platte affirms that there is a definite intimidaToday, with a Ph.D. he is certion towards the whole concept of tainly no longer a kid.\ Solving computerization, and not just problems has become his among middle aged, lower class business rather than a leisure Dr. Platte workers bereft of their jobs. time brain-teaser. •"Why pick on the outgoing ''There's no way that we could generations?" demands Platte. have the society we have today "It's ridiculous to call someone "Young students come into my without computers . . . Impossi- educated who cannot tell you the computer classes and they're terble . . . computers touch your product of four times six without rified, when all they're really doeveryday life in too many ways, getting it on his calculator; ing is sitting down to a typewriter from the bills you get from the again, it is the ability to solve pro- with a piece of paper and perhaps utility? companies, to the way blems that it comes down to." a screen." your paper comes to you," he Perhaps stemming from In spite of the pervasive inexplains. Platte's ease with solving pro- timidation towards computers , According to Platte, the key to blems in an orderly, structural computer programming is not so way, is his ability to structure apparent in our society, Platte much mathematics, but the abili- reality with the same unblinking also sees a gradual trend toward acceptance. The corporate world ty to think a problem through logic. '•** ^ step by step to its conclusion. \ f Reality to Platte is a world that has been forced by the necessity : The problem is then program- is so highly technologized and of efficiency to accept commed *irito*the computer for the bureaucratized that it literally puterization, and the consuming dirty work of complex math- cannot function without the expe- public is slowly coming around via the availability of pocket ematical processing. diency of the computer. calculators and electronic iHowever, Platte qualifies his confirmed belief in the growing Platte says the computer games. necessity of computerized math serves us in two ways. First, it As Platte sees it, "a completely with a touch of "old school" con- completes tedious, simple new generation is coming up; it mathematical tasks on a grand (the computer) will be second servatism: reacting against the scale (such as payrolling) in a nature, just like using the phone. precocious introduction of computers in elementary education, fraction of the manhours it would "But" . . . he adds, "there are goods and bads to that." 1 he asserts that "he would not otherwise take. want Hhe students in grade Secondly, the computer per- Among "the bads" Platte schools using calculators in place forms and integrates many forsees is .the possibility of a algebraic manipulations at once "1964 syndrome" due to the exof multiplication tables." so that it can be used to solve tensive data on file for every multi-faceted physical problems man woman and child in the that require almost instant United States. i 1 results. Platte points out, "We In the midst of a society caught could never have made it to the in a conflict between loving and moon and back without the hating the metallic mentality of |10 words for 25*| computer." its computer counterparts, and addition 25' for Platte is also realistic in his Donald Platte sits back in his more than 10 words outlook on the job potentials in chair and smiles. "I * have no mathematics and computer fears of living in a computer Submit to science. According to Platte, the society," he states simply, "there '* Merciad Office demand for computer pro- are things that man can do that Basement Preston gramers will not even show any the computer will never do." of tapering off until the 1990's. A simple Bachelor's degree in computer science can offer a starting salary of $20,000 in the All Submissions high technology regions of, our to the Merciad country, such as California, Texas and Washington D.C. A Master's degree will give 25 Are Due at to 30 thousandv "You'd be pretty bad to get 25," adds Platte. 4:00 on Mondays j.:A£Ph.D., which is so rare a breed that there are some twelve jobs for every applicant holding >one, will draw from $35,000 a year on upwards. However, these realistic though "fantastic job opportunities are for those with degrees in computer science, and Mercyhurst'" does not . offer a degree in the f ield.£j Fortunately,^the prospects for mathematics ««fce t almost as great. Graduates ip mathematics Dr. Platte (YThat's *platty', not 'plate' like the river!" he points out) has been a professor of mathematics at Mercyhurst for nine years. He is also teaching computer science courses available through a time-share program with Edinboro State
WTERDISCIPLENAIIY COURSE Three (3) credits INTD 177: Contemporary i 'British Culture Depart: Dec. 1,1980 747 PAN American jet Return to New York on December 15 TRIP London, England
Approximate cost - $900.00 This fee Includes: 1. Round-trip airfare on a 747 jetfromNew York to London 2. Transfers to and from the London airport and our hotel (Royal National) "•' I 3.t Accommodations for 13 or 14 nights, two persons per room, private bath 4. Continental breakfast each morning 5. All hotel service charges and taxis 6. Three theatre tickets to plays/musicals 7. A four-course Elizabethan Banquet with floor show and dancing (this Is loads of fun!) j£j yj 8. A seven-day pass for unlimited subway and bus transportation In London 1 9. Membership and admission to two London casinos and to three discos 1 » 10. A half-day of sightseeing in London 11. Attendance at a "tea party" hems not included are: evening meals, transportation to andfromyour home to New York City and the cost of your passport. Side trips will be purchased to visit the following: Windsor Castle, Hampton Court Palace, Oxford University, Stratford-on-Avon, Stonehenge and the Cathedrals of Guilford, Salisbury and Winchester. In London, we willtourthe British Museum, Tower of London/Crown Jewels, National Gallery, Westminster Abbey, Parliament, et cetera. Interested students should see Mr.I Edward Gallagher, 302 Main, to make arrangements as soon as possible.
APPLICATIONS NEW BEING ACCEPTED
for the positions of GENERAL MANAGER * and • SALES MANAGER of Merchyhurst's new closed circuit campus radio station. ^
The positiions are part-time, non-paying jobs. Those interested in either position should contact Mr. Curcio in 224 Preston by Thurs : day, September 25.
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The Writing Center, McAuley, Lower Level, presently interested hiring qualified students to tutor for the 1980-81 school year. Qualifications for this position are las follows: the student should have at least a 3.0 QPA, he should be able :o get along with others, and he should have a working command of Lthe English language. If a prospective employee feels has some deficiencies his basic skills, he can have these reinforced during his tutor training sessions in the Writing Center. Students may 'apply; for this position through work-study or student-aid, or he may apply for volunteer work. Anyone interested tutoring at the Writing Center may contact* its staff Monday through Friday from 9 a.m|to 3 p;m. fe
_ _ your name, address telephone number- printed Jthis year's d Ji ¥ e c t o r y please contact ^ ^ Student Service's flee J 226.
Campus Undergoes Intense Renovations
By James N. Kopchuk Incoming Freshmen may not which will provide the necessary be aware of several renovations security needed for college the Mercyhurst Campus and its vehicles. m structures have ^undergone, but * After an overall review of the returning students may have college budget. President noticed a few innovations. William Garvey has 'made Both Baldwin and McAuley substantial payroll cuts in the adHall have undergone dramatic mini stration to fund these changes including improvements renovations which under past adin their floor lounges, emphasiz- ministrations have been ing a type of home orientated deferred. environment. Mr. George Kidd commented The Townhouses have sustain- * The President is placing emed extensive work, including new phasis on those areas in which the wall to wall carpeting and newly students and faculty co-inhabit.'' A painted walls. The students will; be held Other/campus improvements responsible for their help in the include new carpeting in the upkeep of these renovations. classrooms, campus center Damage done to furniture or the locker rooms, the resurfacing of Dorm itself will be extracted campus roads, and a fenced off from the initial damage deposit area behind the Townhouses fee. V w-Cvv k *ii
Students relax in McAuley's newly reenovated lounge. Renovations include wall to wall carpeting, new furniture, and an attractive mural.
His feelings about the College I Dr. MacMillian has been a One cannot help to notice all theand the surrounding area? "I new additions and improvements love it, the faculty have been member of part-time faculties here on Mercyhurst Campus. The helpful, cooperative and since 1970. He has taught at Western Illinois University, Knox grounds look as lovely as ever, pleasant.'' the dorms, the classrooms, and Our addition in the Math College, and, most recently at the even the hallways have been Department| is Diane Williams, University of Iowa, where he also received his Ph.D. renovated. k who comes to us with a M.S. from Mr. Stephen Curcio, in the comNow take a look inside and you Rensselar Polytechnic Institute, willfindthe most important of all where she was a teaching assis- munications department is most our additions-the new faculty. tant. She also taught part-time at excited to begin his work in our Radio Lab. He has to his credit a The Hurst has gained thirteen Mercyhurst Prep since 1977. new highly recommended faculty Sister Rosann Zarecky R.S.M. wide range of past experience. members for the 80-81 school and Sister "Lisa Mary McCar- Among them; being a teaching year. ? * t .; thney R.S.M. will both begin in associate, to News Reporter and We have a new addition to the January in the Business Educa- Sports Director at radio station Hotel Restaurant Management tion X>epartment. Both are ac- WOMP-AM-FM, Bellaire, Ohio. Program, John Gable. Mr. Gable quainted with Mercyhurst Col- He believes we have excellent received his B.A. right here at lege. Sister Lisa Mary received facilities and a good program. Mercyhurst in 1978. He worked ber B.A. here at Mercyhurst. ( Ouf communications program is with the Sheraton Corporation in Mercyhurst College also under way with changes, and, Boston for three years. While he, Welcomes Dr. John Watson who once Mr. Curcio gets "used to the was here at Mercyhurst he was is the new head of our business System", he will be on his way the assistant to the Director of department. He has taught at with many new ideas. Public Relations. '£ several colleges in the Cleveland . Although Mr. Willard Rice, There are two new members in area, and has worked in manage- CC.P.A. comes t o t e from his the area of Social Work. Christine ment positions in business 'for p i l o u s home in North Carolina, Gagliano previously worked as a over 15 years. W< \ >Mhe is not unfamiliar to the area. social worker at Family Counsel- Dr. Watson stated that he is, Mr. Rice received bis M.B. A. at ing Service,Inc. in Erie —- "ready to begin." He feels he has Gannon University and was the She has also had the experience alot of opportunities here at the Former Controller here at the Hurst several years ago. of teaching in the Erie area at Hurst. \ f Villa Maria. £ '(. Our music department extends Last, but certainly not least is Miss Gagliano received her a warm welcome to Dr. Robert Joy Kolb, who, has been \a M.S.W. fat* Florida State Maxham, an Erie native. Dr. member of our part-time faculty University. ;/# Maxham received his BM., M.A. in I Sociology and Anthropolgy i Our other addition to the field and Ph.D. at the Eastman School since 1974. of Social Work was a part-time of Music. J . She says she is excited to be a teacher for Mercyhurst one and a In the field of science we have member of our full-time staff. half years ago Mr. Carl Triola, Dr. Lewis Lutton: Biology, and "Being part-time I was constantformerly Director of Youth Ser- Dr. Gerard MacMillian: - En- ly moving from office to office vices Department and Ad- viromental studies. Dr. Lutton and it was always hard to find ministrator of Children's Ser- received his Ph.D. at Cornell me. Now as full-time I can spend vices of Erie County. * < * University. He .has taught at more time teaching instead of When asked if it was a big tran- Swarthmore, Cornell, and most moving books.!" '3 sition from dealing with children recently Allegheny, and has often |Mrs. Kolb loves the outdoors to college students, he said it is a been involved with the National and is very enthusiastic about her big one, job pressures differ". Science Foundation. i &J new position.
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Netters Place Fourth In Recent Tournament
When Ravinder Sabherwal dons a Mercyhurst tennis The Lakers, aided by excellent Frank Kudlac, Dick White, and Lakers had no problem with uniform, his opponents have as pitching and some good fielding Bob DellaRocca had run produc- Walsh College as they jumped to much difficulty in pronouncing destroyed crosstown rival Gan- ing hits. The big blow was a threea 4-0 lead in the first on three his name as they have trouble walks, a sacrifice fly and a 2 RBI non University 21-0 and 104 in the run homer by Jos Rocco. returning his swishing twofirst game of the season. Two John Costello came within one triple by Mike Conroy. handed backhand and his rifle days later Walsh College fell to out of a no-hitter when Bill Grack In the second game the Lakers forehand. Sabherwal (Zab-erbounced a ball off Costello's glove seemed to go a littleflat,but still the Lakers 11-0 and 5-0. S wall) put these two vicious Jumped ahead early as Wilhelm Gannon had a small sample of and beat out an infield hit weapons into personal best action what to expect in thefirstinning The second game was much the and Kudlac had run scoring hits. last weekend when he won the as Russ Wilhelm singled and Al same as the Lakers collected six Bryan Mohan and George singles championship in the top Young followed with a 450 ft. straight hits during the 3rd inn- Kosko both went the distance and category and the* second level 1 blast to right centerfield. -j ing. White, Delia Rocca and neither had any trouble with doubles event at the Bloomsburg State College eight team invitaIn the fifth inning, the Lakers Hesse had run scoring hits and! keeping Walsh blanked. tional tourney. sent 20 men to the plate scoring Kudlac stole home on an ex- The Lakers play St. BonavenRavinder Saberwohl the runs and bombing three Gan- cellently executed double steal. ture on Saturday and at home on The local Junior collected four non pitchers. During the inning, At * Saturday's game, the Sunday vs. Penn State Beavers. singles points toward the Mer- Gaining seven points in singles, cyhurst total of twelve that put Mercyhurst's other singles winthe Lakers into fourth place in a ner was Gary Dagan, who toppl- In Baseball prestigious' tournament won by ed Brad Rosenstein (Cornell) 24, the U.S. Naval Acadamy at An- 7-5, 6-1 before being stopped by napolis, Md. Tom Beckhard (Penn State) 6-0, Navy took the trophy with IS 6-3. ? points and were hotly pursued by Tom Chybrzynski bowed out to Hampton Institute and. Peon Craig Diehl (Bloomsburg) 6-4,6-3. State, each with 14 points. The Steve Spies lost to Jose DaSilva score 8-1 in favor of the Lakers. Lakers beat out Bloomsburg (4), (Hampton) 6-3, 4-6, 6-2, and The Mercyhurst Soccer Team score. Cornell (4), Temple (3), and Wayne Ashmeade fell to Bayly started out the 1980-81 season In the second game of the In the second half veteran with a 1-1 tie in their opening season, the Lakers were on their Seniors Chuck Farina and R.T. Haverford (0) in the final Taff (Navy) 64, 6-3. * new home turf and fared much Bence scored a goal apiece while away game with St. Vincent. rankings. In doubles play, Sabherwal and better, defeating St. Boneventure Shawn Bence scored his second "This was a very credible Spies took the number two title Both teams played with the goal of the game. This gave the finish by our team." remarked with straight set victories over season opener jitters, with no 6-2.% Lakers a 6-1 advantage. fourth year coach Dennis Bloomsburg, Cornell, and one showing any real offensive The Lakers scored two quick St. Boneventure did not sit idle Ranalli. Hampton. threat. St. Vincent played hard goals early in thefirsthalf from and scored their last and only The tournament was played in Each Laker pair gained which took its toll on the physical Senior Don Smith and Freshman goal of the second half, making six flights; three singles brackets valuable points; for the 'Hurst, shape of the Lakers. Dave Cross. Again later in the the final score 6-2 in favor of the and three doubles sections. Each who was still'in the running for Sophomore Jeff Campbell first half Freshmen Shawn BenceLakers. of the eight colleges placed two the championship on the final scored the only Laker goal which scored the Lakers third goal. The Lakers record stands at singles players in the 16 man day. put the Lakers ahead. But a St Boneventure also showed 1-0-1. They play again on Satursingle elimination draws. Tom Chybrzynski and Andy penalty gave St. Vincent a penal- some offensive power by scoring day, September 20, at 1pm at In the top singles flight, Pindlay scored a useful win over ty shot which evened up the also in the first half, leaving the home. 2 Sabherwal took the title with vic- the top Navy pair, 3-6,6-4,6-4 tories over Bill Schillings (Penn before falling to eventual victors, State) 3-6,7-6,6-2, Martin Coyne Hampton Institute. ,. WOMEN'S TENNIS (Bloomsburg)« 6-4,5-7,6-4, Luiz Wayne Ashmeade and Gary FALL 1980 • Tadeau (Hampton) 6-2, 6-2, and Dagan upended Haverford's Craig Morrison (Navy) third tandem, 6-3, 3-6, 6-1, then Monday, October 6 i Tuesday, September UK 7-5,3-6,6-3. In the same bracket, lost to Navy, 7-6, 6-2. Westminster 4:00 P.M. Villa Maria 4:00 P.M. H Andy Pindlay claimed two points The high flying Lakers finished Friday, October 10 Friday, September 19 for Che 'Hurst with defeats of Rob sixth in the nation in the NAIA Grove City. 3:00 P.M. Edinboro .4:00 P.M. A Litterst (Temple) 3-6,6-4,6-2 and last year and when March rolls * Tuesday, October 14 | Monday, September 22 Enrique Zapatero 6-2,6-2, before around, will begin their quest for Behrend \ 3:00 PM Gannon 4:00P.M.- H bowing to Morrison 6-4,7-5. more national recognition. Wednesday, October 15 Wednesday, September 24 1 Edinboro 4:00 P.M. Behrend ...... 4:00 P.M. A Friday, October 17 *] Friday, September 26 P • | Mercyhurst College Recreation Club Program Allegheny 3:00 P.M. Thiel 3:00 P.M. H Ms. Janet Price - Coordinator & Club Adviser Saturday, October 18 *H Tuesday, September 30 General Club Meeting Thiel ..1:00 P.M. Gannon .....4:00 P.M. A Monday. September 22 8:00 p.m. CC Monday, October 20 Thursday, October 2 Provide fun, relaxation, exercise ^Fredonia 3:00 P.M. Villa 4:00 P.M. A AH skill levels welcome Thursday, October 23 '] Saturday, October 4 Bowiii* • • Alpfne Skfttog Allegheny ^ ...3:00 P.M. Geneva „ .^,..,..1:00 P.M. H Wacaat HnU Swtamteg >
Lakers Stall St. Vincent Roll! By St. Bon aventure
Lakers Overpower Gannon In First Game Of Season
Physical Fitness lc« Skating
Hiking/Camping Cross Country Skiing
Consideration will be given to other dubs if enough interest is shown. Faculty, Staff. Students Welcome
Back A Winner
Saturday, September 27 :00 p.m. Erie County Stadium Mercyhurst « • 1 .OO Tickets on sale at Campus Center
MERCYHURST COLLEGE WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL § FALL - 1980 Tuesday, Sept. 23 Fredonia & Wednesday, October 22 Niagara at Fredonia .....5:00 P.M. Villa 7:00 P.M. Friday, September 26 Saturday, October 25 Clarion 7:00 P.M. Geneva 1:00 P.M. Wednesday, October 1 Tuesday, October 28 Edinboro & AIA ....6:00 P.M. c Allegheny 6:00 P.M. J _ _ Tuesday, October7 Thursday, October 30 Villa & Pitt-Bradford ....6:00 P.M. Thiel 7:00 PJH. I Thursday, October 9 Friday, October 31 St. John Fischer & :, LaSalle Tourney ., .A Gannon at Gannon 6:00 P.M. Saturday, November 1 f |Tuesday, October 14 LaSalle Tourney L A Behrend 6:00 P.M. - t Monday, November 3 ( I Thursday, October 16 Grove City .....6:00 P.M. H Allegheny & Thiel ' " Thursday, November 6 at Thiel 6:00 P.M. Behrend ..7:00 P.M. H Saturday, October 18 Saturday, November 8 Edinboro Tourney A Buffalo State & Gannon .1:00 P.M. H Monday, October 20 Thursday - Saturday, November 20-22 Grove City & - Regional Qualifier. Westminster at 4' Westminster 6:00 P.M. A
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