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Tennis Court Controversy Resolved
By Karen Merkle MERCIAD News Editor^ The recent controversy over the new "campus parking lot, which was formerly the outdoor tennis courts,, has been resolved, according to president of the college, Dr. William P. Garvey. The problem began last week, when a letter from the Mercy hurst Women's Tennis Team appeared on the editorial page of The Merciad. 1 Signed by Coach Ric Harden and seven members of the team, the letter was an angry response to the summer switch of the tennis courts behind the Mercy hurst Apartments into a new 120 space parking lot. „ In the letter, the team said that because of the lack of tennis courts for last week's match against Grove City, "the embarrassment iwe, (the team) faced, will never be forgotten."* All of this, according to Dr. Garvey, is "pure, unadulterated baloney." "I'm annoyed with the situation. I had no idea there was a problem," Garvey said, referring to the tennis team letter, a But now, he explained "the problem with St. Mark's has been resolved." V Dr. Garvey explained that there was. some question about the availability of the four St. Mark's courts for the tennis team and student use. Any student who wants to use the St. Mark's courts can call the athletic department to make an appointment. mv He explained that the old Mercy hurst courts have long been a problem, citing their bad location and worsening conditions. Dr. Garvey and others have been concerned with the courts' location next to the baseball field. He said the possibility of injury from a foul ball has always been great, and that "We've run out on our streak of luck." There were also unofficial warnings from the school's insurance company about the possibilities if someone were to be hurt accidentally. |frn addition, the condition of the courts has steadily decreased. So, early this summer, Dr. Garvey said, it was decided that the courts were unsuitable for-playing, and that,£t repairs would run into thousands of dollars. Since there always seems to be a parking shortage at Mercyhurst, this seemed a way to solve)two problems at once. So in June, the decision was made to turn the courts ^into a parking lot, explained Garvey. At this time, Dr. Garvey said, the athletic staff was informed of the plans for the courts. Ti •f This was seen as a good time for

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Davor Photo Company To Create: Senior Supplement
By Brent Scarpo MERCIAD Staff Reporter Due to an $8,000 loss, the Mercyhurst yearbook no longer exists. In its place, will be the new Senior Supplement. Sheila Delaney, student government treasurer said, "Last year, we allotted about $12,000, and made about $3,450. So, we lost approximately $8,000." The decision to discontinue the yearbook occurred,:spring term last year on May 22, at a special MSG meeting. Four Budget Proposals :were created: A, B, C, and D. Budget A entailed raising the activities fee and discontinuing the yearbook. Budget B entailed not raising the activities fee and discontinuing the yearbook. Budget C had a fee increase and continuing the yearbook, and finally, Budget D had an increase in fee, while continuing the yearbook. After much deliberation, Pat Reed, MSO J Representative, made a motion to accept Budget Proposal B, which contained no fee increase and no yearbook for the 1983-84 school year. Tom Buckley seconded the motion. A roll call vote was taken, which showed 10 in favor, six against, and one abstention response to Budget; Proposal B. The motion was carried. 1 That particular vote produced a number of results. Besides not having a yearbook, Brooke Buzard, former yearbook editor said, "I was a little upset, because I wasn't even informed of the special meeting being called." Since the crucial vote, not much has been said or done concerning the issue, according to sources. It wasn't* until recently that] anyone knew of the new Senior Supplement. Sheila Delaney, as well as Sue % Bennett, MSG secretary, had no idea of whether or not one existed or was going to exist. E. William Kennedy, director; of student services, told The Merciad that the Davor Photo Company, in Bensflen, Pennsylvania, was'selected to do the 1983-84 senior portraits. The company voluntarily said that they would create a Senior Supplement, consisting of senior portraits and campus surroundings. The supplement is free to all seniors who get their pictures taken by 'the company. Abe Orlick, President of Davor Photo Inc., agreed that he would, "photograph each member of the senior class and submit color proofs of four .'poses in the yearbook* attire and two poses in academic cap and gown; to schedule ail senior portrait sittings and supply the seniors with appointment slips containing all presitting information required, along with designating the time and place of the appointment. In addition, he will mail proofs to seniors. Having additional poses entails an additional cost.' The cost for publication of the directory will be absorb-' ed by Davor Photo in lieu of the services that would have been given to a yearbook. The number of copies of student directories will equal the number of seniors photographed, with an additional twentyfive copies being printed for the college, free of charge."

Transportation Issue Under Investigation
* By Amy Wood worth K M ERCtAD Staff Reporter Mercyhurst Student Government* Vice-President Kathy O'Conner opened Sunday night's meeting with a proposal to paint the "Signature Wall" in the Student Union. This proposal was accepted and anyone interested in helping the MSG officers paint the Union wall are welcome to join them on Sunday, October 2, directly following the 7:30 p.m. MSG meeting. Refreshments will be served. The, Thanksgiving holiday transportation proposal is still under investigation. With this proposal, MSG will provide a shuttle service using the school bus to take people to Buffalo andor possibly Pittsburgh airports for flights to areas far distances from Erie. If this proposal is established, flight, arrangements would also be made through MSG.? SAC chairperson John Jones announced that the activities committee .will begin their interview process for a freshman representative on Monday, October 3. Freshmen interested are encouraged to submit letters of intent. Jones also announced that there will be a dance held on Saturday, October 1, after the first home, football game. The disc jockey for the evening will be Aiitoinne Thompson. Missy Hurlburt, student government representative, moved that MSG establish a committee tot form a senior directory booklet. This booklet would take the place of the discontinued Mercyhurst yearbook and would include photos and addresses of graduating seniors. This committee is open to anyone interested. O'Conner announced that this year, both MSG and SAC plan to print a newsletter to keep students i n f o r m e d on e v e n t s at Mercyhurst.



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It is impressive to see a student organization so full of energy and creative projects for the benefit of the student body. The time has come to recognize the efforts and leadership skills of this group. If you haven't guessed yet, it's the Student Activities Committee, (SAC). This year the SAC officers: chairperson, John Jones; vicechairperson, James Sherrod; treasurer, Christie Smith; secretary, Patrick Callahan; public relations officers, Brent Scarpo and Jean Moniewski, under the guidance of Marjorie McDermott the student activities director, have truly shined. Each week these people work hard to plan and tailor different activities both on and off campus, to meet the needs and wants of the Mercyhurst community. Octoberfest, Chicken Wing Night, Midnight Madness, Hero Night, and Surprise-Surprise are some of the upcoming events that are going to be first activities to ever be sponsored by SAC in its history. *To make these events successful and on-going in the future, students need to support SAC and let the officers know what they think. After all, it's your money that is being used to pay for the activities. This year two positions have been revitalized in order to make SAC more productive. The Public Relations position has been divided into two categories. Brent Scarpo is in charge of advertising and publicity, and Jean Moniewski meets with people to generate ideas, distribute information, and survey the Mercyhurst community to find out their likes and dislikes about events. Currently, letters of intent are being accepted for Freshmen Activities Officer. This position,has been improved to ensure that ideas from freshmen are generated. In addition, the Freshmen Activities officer would be available to help with other Student Activities Committee duties in case another officer is unable to do so.!The Freshmen Activities Officer post is also a steppiing-stone to other leadership positions. By re-evaluating add up-dating the officer duties in SAC, the talent becomes more developed and allows activities to expand. SAC is the students of Mercyhurst College. Anyone can join the organization and give input through suggestions, working at events, making decorations and even enjoying activities sponsored. $ Bravo to SAC for a job being well done.
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England in the Spring

By Chris Chmielewski When I recall the five weeks I spent in England J and Scotland this past spring, I get incredibly nostalgic and sentimental/ I remember getting caught in a downpour in the English countryside, seeing Mick Jagger in'a disco in London, traveling through the Scottish Highlands' and wishing that I could smuggle a lamb back into the States, experimenting with various English ales, and daydreaming in Harrod's. I miss all these things and many others, but what I probably miss the.* most is my visit to Glastonbury. \ As far back as I can remember, I've always [been interested in English history, especially when it dealt with knights, chivalry, Robin Hood,, and King Arthur. While I was in Britain, I wanted to see many of the historic places that I've read about. 1 especially wanted to see Tintagel, where the castle ruins of Arthur's childhood home exist. But, alas, the Cornish Coast, where Tintagel is located, is very difficult to get to without a car, so If opted for another spot steeped in Arthurian legend.' That's when my roommate, Gina, who is a total Arthurphile, suggested we venture to Glastonbury. Glastonbury is a town of history and legend. The problem is that the history and legends are so intermingled, that they are inseparable. Most of the town's . history involves King Arthur and the Holy Grail. Glastonbury Abbey is the alleged burial place of King Arthur and his consort, Guinevere, the stream flowing under Palimer Bridge is where Excalibur is hidden,-and the Chalice Well Garden is the protector of the Holy Grail. ]* So, on Friday, the 13th of May, (an appropriate day for seeking out legends), Gina and I set out for our Arthurian adventure. After'a three r\our combination train and bus ride, we finally arrived in Glastonbury. The first stop in, our journey was Glastonbury Abbey. The Ab| bey was dissolved in 1539 by Henry VIII when he abolished the Roman Catholic Church and in| stituted the Churchh of England. L As a result, the Abbey was abandoned and now only the ruins remain. Pieces of the structure stand out against the landscapelike redwood trees in a meadow. Amid the ruins is Arthur's alleged burial plot. Surprisingly, there is no shrine, only a simple marker. Whether this is Arthur's real burial i pi ace no one will ever know, but I would like to .think he's i buried here. There's such a peacefulness here that befits such a legend as Arthur. Also among the ruins is the' Thorn Tree of St/Joseph of Arimathea, a follower of Jesus. He came to England in hopes of converting the pagans, but he

the river, which flows around the Isle, is where Excalibur was thrown. Legend has- it that when Arthur fought his final battle against Mordred, he was wounded and taken to the Isle of Avalon to recover. Before he left for the Isle, he instructed one of his loyal knights, Perceval, to toss his sword, Excalibur, into the river. So that's why*Excalibur is supposedly hidden 'somewhere beneath Palimer Bridge. So, we left Mrs. Cox and made our way to the Chalice Well Gardens. The Gardens contain beautiful foliage,j waterfalls, fountains, and, of course, the Chalice Well. As legend goes, St. Joseph of Arimathea brought the Holy Grail (the chalice that Christ used at the Last Supper) with him when he came to convert the pagan Britons, and .for. some reason he hid the grail in this well. The water which flows from the , well happens to be red. (Don't tell anyone, but the reason that the water is red is that is has large iron deposits.) This water is supposed to have curative- * powers and Chris Chmielewski JL H f l pilgrims from ali.over the world wasn't having much luck. So to come to drink it. ^ The area surrounding the well show the pagans that his God was supreme, he thrust his staff into mysteriously has a high magnetic theJground and it took root and field, and mediums and psychics blossomed. Supposedly/ ever come here to "feel the vibes." Adsince then, it blooms twice a year, cording to Barbara Cox,, a few at Christmas and Easter. i"' S| I *years ago, psychics met here and Finally we left the ruins, feeling prevented the end of the world. At last, we finally made it to the like we momentarily stepped back foot of Tor. The Tor is a^very, in time. The next place we wanted to go I very s'teep hill with a ruined chapel see^was the Chalic Well Gardens, atop. The hike up the Tor is exwhere the Holy Grail is supposed- hausting, but the view from the ly hidden, but we didn't know top is worth it. It was a beautiful, how to get there, so we'stopped clear day and I could see for into an antique store'and asked miles. The top was so windy that I for directions J The owner of the had to hold my glasses on to keep antique store, a woman by the them from blowing off my face. name of Barbara Cox, not only On the way down the Tor, Gina gave directions, but she also told and I met up with a flock i of us many of the legends and sheep. TheyJ freely roam the Tor, mysteries of Glastonbury. Mrs. so you have to watch where you i Cox is presently working on a step. . documentary film on King Arthur According to Barbara Cox, a for CBS, so we were lucky to be white witchcraft" sect, The able to talk to an expert on the Essenes, hold mysterious rituals subject. * atop the Tor. So apparently, the She told us about Excalibur and Tor has more than a nice view.t To end our Arthurian Adventhe Chalice Well Gardens. About a mile from the Abbey is Palimer ture, we ate dinner in a 500-yearBridge, which now covers a small old restaurant and drifted back in stream. Apparently, at One time time. Editor's Note: Chris the stream was a slow-moving river with an island in the middle. Chmielewski is a sophomore This island (the Isle of Aval on) is Communications major at now present-day Glastonbury and Mercyhurst.
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First jFulbright Scholar Graces Mercyhurst College
By Chris Chmielewskl MERCIAD Staff Reporter In keeping up with its commitment for ^academic excellence, Mercyhurst College has invited Erik Borgman, a Ful bright Scholar from Holland, to assist in the, Theology Department this term. The Fulbright Foundation began in 1946 when Senator J. William Fulbright sponsored the Fulbright Act, which enabled college students to study, lecture, teach, and research in a foreign land. It's purpose^was to bridge the cultural gaps, so as to create a better understanding of the; different peoples of the world, ijV Over the years, the program has. expanded so much that over 100 international agencies and embassies are involved in this project. Only the best scholars in each field I are awarded Fulbright Scholarships. For example, in the U.S., only 650 scholarships are awarded each year and as many as 19,000 people compete for those select places. i However, that still doesn't explain why we have a Fulbright Scholar at Mercyhurst. Well, last year Dr. Garvey approached Rick Bengel, transfer counselor, about acquiring a scholar for the Theology Department since there would be a vacancy this fall. Accordingly, ' Rick Bengel and Dr. George Garrelts, Director of the Philosophy and Religious Studies Department, began work on* a proposal for submission to the Scholars-in-Residence Program with Western Europe, which enables smaller institutions* that would normally not be able to participate in the AFulbright Program, a chance. Dr. Garvey said, "Erik Borgman's presence here reflects our commitment of academic excellence to the - community ... It adds* prestige and luster to the college."' While Borgman is here he will be teaching, lecturing and researching. Presently he is teaching Contemporary Theologian, the Religious Person, and an independent study entitled the Existence of G o d . C o n t e m p o r a r y Theologians deals with the European theologians Rahner, Schillebeecx, and Kung and how theology applies to the ordinary person. Borgman was a former ducting a service at a local Unitarian Church, and a seminar on Liberation Theology for teachers of the parochial school jdistrict of Erie. *| And if that isn't enough, he will also be trying to research for his doctoraalscriptie (similiar to a Ph.D.) onJLiberation*TheoIogy, and he will be observing the American Catholic Church. Borgman has been trying to do research on his doctoraalscriptie, but since the sources in the library are limited, he hasn't' been able to so far. His thesis on Liberation Theology deals with a movement in theology to study the experience of the oppressed people in the world, especially Latin America, and how that relates to theology. Borgman described it as "reading from the eyes of the poor." Besides all these intellectual pursuits, .Borgman is observing the cultural differences between the U.S. and Europe. He particularly noted the differences in college life. He said that in Europe there are no campuses. In terms of academics, he said that business courses would be taught at vocational schools and not in conjunction with the real academics such as philosophy, t h e o l o g y , ^literature, and language. (Only the latter are taught at universities. This is not meant in fa derrogatory manner, it's just how schools are separated in Europe. Borgman said, "If you are studying for a degree in English or whatever, then that's all^you study for four years. In Europe, students specialize, and in America, students have a broader background." According to Borgman, "There are good and bad aspects of each system, but what I prefer here is the sense of community. Everyone here knows each other and it's very easy to feel at home." *|

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'Easy Money' j Counterfeit Comedy
Easy Money, an Orion Picture release, was directed by James Signorelli and produced by John Hicolella. It stars Rodney Dangerfield, Joe Pesci, Geraldirie Fitzgerald and Jennifer Jason Leigh. In the film, Dangerfield portrays Monty Capaletti, a family man, a business man, but mostly, an "ecological menace." When he is not being a glutton for the lesser things in life, he's an obnoxious baby photographer. There,is,?no real separation between his professional life and his unrefined character. Effi-In *short, the story goes I as follows: Monty Capaletti stands to inherit a $10 million corporation if (and only if), he can be totally rid of all his nasty habits in a certain!amount of time. From this point on, you see Dangerfield performing probably his most difficult role — a reformed man. Danger field's style of humor is crude and very ill-bred. He skips right over being suggestive and uses only very callow speech. If you don't care for this type of comedy, you're better off not seeing the movie. The plot seemed to fluctuate from fast-paced scenes to very (slow-moving scenes, which made it difficult to maintain a lot of interest in the film. In my opinion, the funniest scenes were those that excluded Dangerfield and his raw sense of humor. Was there a theme in the movie? Basically, it didn't go into too much depth; A possible theme could be the will-power to change oneself using >the old cliche, "When the going gets tough, the tough get going." Is Monty Capaletti tough? Does he get going? I'll never tell. The answer to these questions is Easy Money. m In closing, for those of you who didn't know, Dangerfield made famous the saying, "I« don'tjget no respect." After seeing! this movie, I can see why.

T Erik Borgman student of Schillebeecx, so he has first-hand knowledge of the subject. Dr. Garvey said, "Borgman provides an intellectual, international element for our students. He has a great deal to offer for those who are interested." This is Borgman's first experience teaching and according to Dr. Garrelts he is doing rather well. "His teaching is powerful and lucid." Garrelts .continued, "I hope Erik's presence will be the beginning of an academic enlargement of mind and spirit for us." Referring to his teaching, Borgman said, "It has been a very good experience because I have to make the material understandable for someone -with little or no background in that area and this 'brings me down to earth'."' Borgman's teaching will not be limited to the Mercyhurst community . He also has scheduled lectures at Villa Maria College, and Behrend State College. He is con-

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Resume Booklet To Aid Seniors'Job Search
Seniors are nearing their last year of college, but it also marks the beginning of stepping beyond the Mercyhurst gates to look for a job. '*. Knocking on doors for employment is a tedious task. However, the Career Services department at Mercyhurst has alleviated some of the tension of seeking jobs^ To aid seniors in their job search, a resume booklet is assembled by the Career Services Office. j According to Tyrone Moore, |director of Career Services, "each resume costs $10.00 for the first page and $5.00 for each additional page." Many students have questioned why they have to pay for this service. Moore said it is not a free service because the cost of postage and printing must be covered. | The booklet, which consisted of about 75* resumes last year, was sent to 200 companies, social services and school districts, f Because jMoore is acquainted with many people in the personnel departments of various companies, he decides where the booklets should be sent. Prior to sending the booklets, each student's resume is proofread for grammatical errors. Mooref said,, "This^jis to ensure accuracy." Moore assures that each resume is not tampered with in regards to content. * To learn how to write an effective resume, the Career Services Office has coordinated a workshop. The workshop is aimed at preparing students, for job interviews as well as learning how to convey themselves effectively through their resume. Seniors who would like to have their resume sent to perspective employers, should submit their resume to the Career Services Office by Friday, October 14.

Top Of The Hill club manager Stephanie Weidman shows off the new club facility at St. Marks

Top Of The Hill Club] 'Outlook'! Looking For Successful Year Open To 'Hurst Community
By Martha Camp MERCIAD Assistant Editor With what may be one of the most impressive views of the city in all of Erie, Mercyhurst's "Top of the Hill Club" opened its doors to the college community on Monday, September 12. "It's still the beginning of the year, and people don't really know about it," explained Club Manager Stephanie Weidman, a Mercyhurst senior. ^ Weidman, along with Executive Chef jj Alicia Wegemer and Accountant Arlene Roman, supervise a student^ staff of about 1 twenty. ! \*i "I really enjoy it because all of the people who come there are part of the Mercyhurst Community, and it's really nice to get to know them." It's a good experience for any HRM major," she said. "There's a lot of work involved, but we've been getting a( lot of good comments." ^ Located on the ground floor of St. Mark's Center, the Club Dining Room seats approximately 40 people. J L "I would love to see it expanded, because I'm sure in the future years the club will have a lot more m e m b e r s h i p s , " Weidman commented. {Frank Pauze, HRM Department Director, said that the goal of the club is "to be a service to the community . . . we're not there to make a big profit." . « Currently, club * membership totals close to; 500 people, including faculty, .administration and staff.
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An offspring of Mercyhurst's growing interest in the cultural "More kids are starting to find aspect of education, is the college out about it by word of mouth," Literary Magazine, Outlook. Weidman said, adding that last Last year, a small ? group of week's 'taste-test' reception, students and advisor of Outlook, sponsored by |the Student AcSr. Lisa Mary McCartney, protivities Committee, will probably fessor of English, organized the boost membership. magazine and gave it life. The H Serving lunch and, beginning students edited, typed, and October 7,Iweekend dinners and designed the magazine Sunday brunch, club membership themselves. According to Sr. Lisa is open to any member of the Mer-. Mary, "Lastf year's issue was cyhurst community. \; Lunches range in price from $2 to $5, and include such entrees as French Dip, Antipasto Salad and Monte Cristo. To top off the meal, diners may sample a slice of John Wolper's Cheesecake. A I Memberships are $5.00 a yearj for, students, and anyone interested in joining, should call ; Stephanie Weidman at 825-4700.

rough,, but considering the very limited resources we had to work with, I think we did a good job. We were happy just to get it off the ground. This year we're looking forward to a more professional publication. We have more time and money to work with, so that will be a great advantage." Managing Editor Beth Lawry said, "I'm very optimistic about what we can do with this issue. (continued on page 6)




Homecoming Plans Underway
premiere viewing of the MerBy Wydetta Carter cyhurst 'College Film for both MERCIAD Staff Reporter This year's Homecoming alumni and students, and WMCY Festivities will take place Saturday will be broadcasting live from the and Sunday, October 29 and 30. Student Union from noon to 3 Some of the activities set for p.m. At 3:30 p.m., the dance department will hold an open Saturday include the special rehearsal for their "Fall Gala." Mercyhurst's^'tfirst.. evening home football game will" take place at 7:30 p.m. in Erie Veterans Stadium against Duquesne University. '-? Following the game, the Student Activities Committee will sponsor a HomecomingHalloween Dance in the Campus Center from 10 p.m. until 2 a.m. This event will be open to both students and alumni. On Sunday, there will be a Homecoming Mass in the Mercyhurst* Christ the^King Chapel, followed by a brunch in Egan Dining Hall (cafeteria). A complete list of times and events for Homecoming Weekend will appear in -a future issue of The MERCIAD. ji


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Political Power. Does The Public Pay The Price?
By Mary Jo Allen MERCI AD Feature Editor Mercy hurst College Perspectives on a Changing World Series opened last week with lecturer Seymour M. Hersh, a noted investigative reporter and political novelist. Hersh's lecture. "The Price of Power: Seymour Hersh Reports* promotes his latest book concerning Henry Kissinger during the Richard Nixon presidential office. The lect ure, co-sponsored by the college and Mercy hurst Student Government, was one of many Hersh addresses to students in his desire to weaken apathy. "One of the things about students that interests me today, speaking on campuses, is you find an (almost appalling lack of information about the Vietnam War ... the Flanders field for the children of today,'* he said. I n the St. Mark's auditorium speech« Hersh presented his opinion that Kissinger was a very powerful man in the shadows of the Vietnam conflict, * Watergate, and other 44 very serious mischief'* of the Nixon terms. While he feels much of the blame goes to a lack of integrity in our highest officials and an overall decline of character and morals, he is also willing to blame the public for their ignorance. "I don't know why the people don't demand to know m o r e , " Hersh states in reference to both incidents of the 60's and 70's and also present-day turmoil such as Manila;, and the Korean airliner. -' Hersh sees politicians as elaborate game players in a struggle to gain power and manipulate world affairs. His tirade took in everyone from Presidential candidates to secret service agents, down to the common man who allows it to happen. He spoke of a 4 ' d o u b l e - s t a n d a r d " in America, where the people expect each other to be basically honest, but don't impose the same values on their elected
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Weekend Plans Prog
Over 100 reservations have already been received at the Alumni Office for Parent's Weekend, now only one week away. " I would encourage any students and parents to attend," commented Christie Smith, event chairperson. "It's a good familyoriented event." In addition, Smith said, this year's activities schedule has been expanded to include several sporting events,i and a Saturday 'tailgate' picnic lunch, before the football game. "Dinner will be"very different, too, because of it being so close to campus," she added. "It's a whole different atmosphere." Smith is coordinating the event under the auspices of the Alumni Office and Director Gary Bukowski. And Bukowski shows just as much enthusiasm for the weekend as Smith. "This is a parents-students affair," he commented. "It's really a time where students get an opportunity to share their academic environment." "Aside from that, it's a lot of fun," added Smith. Both Bukowski and Smith stressed the need for Mercyhurst parents to mail in their reservations before the October 5 deadline.

presidents, but his administra"We don't seem to hold the tion as a whole being, "over its very highest leaders of our land head." \ to the same standard ... it's Hersh Jwarns, however, of okay to lie in official Washington at the top of the 'trusting the media too much government, whereas it's not and depending on them to exokay to lie at home.'* pose every ill. "Don't look to the press to solve problems ... Because he feels this is wrong, Hersh spends much of * <;we're very limited in our ! his career researching past lies power," he says. and exposing them to public Instead, he looks to our 44 view. If we dwell on the past, legislators to watch over our there is a lot to learn." interests. "The Congress has an obligation ... to share with He is trying to spread the us exactly what, is going on. truth to an audience he feels Congress has the right to do accepts far too much, a it," he said. basically thankless job but, 44 you don't give up," he said. Hersh concluded with a brief Hersh praises the country, question and answer period "this is a spectacular counfrom his small but enlightened try," and our political system. audience, followed by a reception. In a press conference held before the lecture, he spoke of The next scheduled lecture in President Ronald Reagan as the series is foreign policy having "much more integrity analyst Ambassador George ... balance" ' than previous Ball on Thursday, October 6.

Term Abroad Slated For Spring
By Debbie Hi so IT MERC1AD Staff Reporter The British Isles will be the setting for the 1983-84 spring term abroad, according to Dr. Marilynn Jewell, instructor of the program. \ .The ten-week program will allow Mercyhurst students to study for five,weeks on campus and the other half of the term in Britain. Studies will begin on campus March 20, and continue in Britain on April 24. The actual cost for the five weeks in Britain, including air fare, hotel, some breakfasts and dinners is $1,440.00. Mercyhurst tuition and fees for'spring term worth nine credits is $1,387.00. Also included in the cost is $270.00 for room and $161.25 for half-board. Therefore, the total cost of the trip is $3,258.25. The five weeks on-cam pus program will consist of three classes worth nine credits. The three classes offered will be: Contemporary English Writers, History of the British Isles, and Seminar of Modern Britain. Even though there will not be any formal course work abroad, the students will be able to see plays and lectures and talk about them afterwards in great detail. | Most of what the students will be studying in class will actually be seen abroad, fi * When asked about the foreign studies program,'Dr. Jewell said that American people need to expand their experiences by visiting different cultures and learning about the people. She also stated that, "the program contributes to stimulate the students, to help, them learn about other ways of living and people, and to actually experience a different culture." Just as last year. Dr. Jewell will be the instructor in Europe. She took a group of eleven students to London, France, and Scotland, spring term of '83. J Chris Chmilwski, a sophomore who went on the trip last year said, "the trip really made me grow up." She also believes the trip was not a liixury, it was a learning experience. Another student said that, "by studying abroad I gained a sense of learning to deal with people that aren't from my own country." He would suggest that students go because it was a "terrific experience." % v « Students who are interested in the program should sign up before the end of fall term, arid a $100 deposit should be submitted to the business office. If any student wishes to find out more about the program, they should contact Dr. Marilynn Jewell in Preston Hall, Room 222.



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coot, from page 5 cyhurst community, and we're also looking for a greater variety of creative writing. We still want poems and short stories, but we are also interested in essays, satire and short plays." • * J Not only does the literary magazine need submissions, but anyone who wants to join the staff is encouraged to do so. Students'interested in joining the staff should attend the first general meeting on Tuesday, October 4 at 2 p.m., in 208 Main.

We have more money to spend so we have more printing options than last year. We're aiming for a high quality magazine With gloss pages, p h o t o g r a p h y , and graphics." " Besides developing the outward appearance of the magazine, the staff is also working to strengthen the inside- as well. 3 Beth La wry said, "To accomplish this we need help from the community. We're looking for subbmissions from a greater cross-section of the Mer-

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Flu - Vaccine
Flu vaccines will be administered in the Student Health Office. Services are available now through the month of October. No charge.

1984 Foreign Study Trip
Spend the last five weeks of spring term in Britain.* Total cost of the trip is $3,258.25. For further information, contact Or. Marilyn Jewell in 222 Preston Hall. Study begins on the Mercy hurst ••Campus, March 20, 1984. 'Study begins in Britain, April 24, 1984.

A social fraternity from Gannon University, is * sponsoring an allnight Skate-A-Thon on Saturday, October 8, at the United Skates of America Roller Rink at 2147 West 12th St. Admission is $3.50 per person and skate rental is provided. Proceeds will benefit the American Cancer. Society. For more information call 454-0187.

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Apres Dinner
"Music - It's Glory and Purpose" is the topic for discussion at this year's first Apres Dinner, which will be held on Tuesday, October 4 in the Faculty Dining Room. Dinner will start promptly at 5
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Education Majors

There * will be a mandatory meeting on Monday, October 3 at Attention Seniors 8:00 p.m., in the Blue Room. Come and meet our teachers, October 14 is the deadline to submit resumes for the 1984 Resume learn about our clubs and Booklet. To help you' improve socialize, ft" your resume writing skills, one workshop has been scheduled for Thursday, October 5, at 3:30, in the Heritage Room.

MSG Elections
Students interested in becoming an MSG representative must submit their letters of intent by Monday, October 24, in the MSG office. ^Elections "will be held November 2 and 3.

Literary Magazine

The Mercyhurst ^Literary Magazine, Outlook, is seeking students for, their business, secretarial, public relations and editorial staffs. The first meeting will be held Tuesday, October 4 at 2 p.m. in 208 Main, i

Listen to the 6:00 Report, Monday through Thursday on WMCY.fc Catch i?the latest news developments and sports scores on 880 AM.

Student Directory
If you do not want your name, address or telephone number printed in this year's Student Directory, please notify the Student Services Office in 201 Main.* g/'

Sign up now for a Pre Cana class Sunday, January 8, 1984, or Sunday, April 8. Limited number of reservations. Call 825-0429, or contact the Campus Ministry.

Getting Married

If your club, organization, or department would like to have an anouncement printed in "Bulletin Board", please contact Fran Moavero, Human Resources Director at 132 Founders. Announcements are due by Wednesday. No fee is charged. I



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MERCIAD Sports Editor An announcement was made on Tuesday, September 27, by Janet Price, Director of Women's Athletics, of the new head coach and assistant coach of the women's basketball team. Ms. Darlene Rostehauser Of Erie, will be the mentor of the Lady Lakers this winter, with former standout eager, Trisha Ma honey as assistant coach for the 1983-84 season. Alumnus Ms. Rostehauser returns to the 'Hurst as head coach after four years of coaching experience at Mercyhurst Prep and coaching teenage women at
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New Coaching Staff Named For Women's Basketball Team By Stephanie Hultberg
the Community Center of Erie. "My reasons for applying for the position of head coach, were because I did like the school and the atmosphere here," stated Coach Rostehauser. The main philosophy of women's sports at Mercyhurst will be followed with the new women's basketball team under Coaches Rostehauser and Mahoney. "We stress the 'student-athlete' as the total aspect of a college education. Academics always come first and athletics should enhance the rest of one's college experience," explained Rostehauser.

"Academics are tops and always will be. I like my players to give 110 percent as a 'team* member and I like to win!" continued the new head coach. Monday, October 10 at 4 p.m., will be the first organizational meeting for anyone interested in playing women's basketball. Tryouts for the team will be on Sunday, October 23, from 5:30 to i 8:30 p.m. Any women interested Campus Center Nautilus now open! are urged to try-out for the team. Asst. Director Jeff Jones shows Shaine Brown proper use of equipment. Coach Rostehauser said that, * 'everyone has a chance to makej Defeat St. Francis 24 - 0 the team and see a good amount of playing time."
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Junior Varsity Evens Record A t
By Greg Yoko * j . The Mercyhurst junior varsity evened their record at 1-1 on Monday by stopping Allegheny College, 16-14. **3 Sophomore AI Passerello engineered the Mercyhurst attack, a move which was forced by an injury to starting jv quarterback

1983 Cheerleaders[Mercyhurst has seen
Some familiar faces and some new faces can be seen out on the football field for the 1983-84 Blue and Green cheerleading squad. According to their new advisor, Gina Dilluvio, the girls are found to be "one of the best squads Mercyhurst has seen." Gina is a 1983 Mercyhurst graduate and is presently the Athletic Department secretary in the Campus Center. Junior Maureen O'Hara, this year's captain, and senior Janice Furry at co-captain, combine their two years of experience in cheer-

By Greg Yoko The Mercyhurst football team is on a roll.' Led by a stingy defense, which is holding opponents to 43 yards rushing and Chris Ellis, and a move which seven points a game, the "Lakers Coach DeMeo was pleasantly surremain undefeated heading into prised by. tomorrow's home opener against "Al did a super job, especially Frost burg Stater; when you consider the fact that he The 'Hurst blanked the St. hadn't taken a snap from center Francis Red Flash, 24-0. It t was until last Monday," DeMeo the third shutout by Mercyhurst in revealed, • , three years. jThe . Lakers turned two J early Red Flash turnovers into scores as the Blue and Green built an insurmountable lead from the start, 'j John. Moore was welcomed back into the 'Hurst offense as he rushed for 78 yards on 12 carries. Coach Tony DeMeo was happy ing the 'Hurst teams on to victory. I Both captain and co-captain w i t h t h e t e a m ' s o v e r a l l Other members include senior sound extremely optimistic about performance. "We put the game away early Sandy Solle, and sophomores the group. "Most of the girls have Laura Ruby, Lynn Martin, Sue cheering experience and are very and that helps. We had an opporPrenatt, Jeanne Nystrome, and quick to learn, which is a big in- tunity to experiment with some Lynn Fischer. spiration to all of u s , " com- pass plays and patterns," said "Each girl has different talents mented Maureen O'Hara. Senior DeMeo. ; "The team moved the and abilities, which makes them co-captairi Janice Furry added ball well." ; (According to DeMeo"^the Mereach unique, yet they work that, "the combination of so together very well," commented many different talents has created Dilluvio about the eight .girl our high ambition to be the best." Despite rain, snow, sleet, hail, squad. "This will be the first year that the girls will get to go to all or broken down buses, these girls away games due to their many on- will be out on the field cheering going fundraisers."! for the Blue and Green. I I

Passerello ran for 48 yards on eleven carries while throwing seven passes and completing three, all to Bill Wheeler, for 47 yards. ?:t DeMeo also praised the work of the offensive line and the defense, namely Scott Kelly, "Jim Zank, Norm Gabriel, Ed Klutcher, George M or ell, and Tony Graziani, who kicked a 25-yard field Igoal for the 'Hurst. The junior varsity travels = to Canisius this Monday, for a game at 3:30. M


Laker's Come Home For Debut Still- Unbeatedl
cyhurst offense won't change for tomorrow's game. ."We'll do what they let us. If they give us the run, we'll stay on the ground. If they leave the pass open, we'll go to the air," he explained^Frost burg brings a very solid defensive unit to Erie. The Bobcats feature a large defensive line. This should make the contest interesting. ^Frostburg State started the season on > S P O R T S ILLUSfRATED's Division III top 10 college football poll. However, an injury to Bobcat quarterback Jobie Waldt turned the Frostburg season sour. They'll! enter the Mercyhurst contest with an 0-3 mark.' The Maryland team is starting to jell, though, with a quick, ready to throw freshman quarterback named Eddie Hanes. Hanes will be attempting to make it two in a row for his team. Frostburg defeated the Lakers last year, 10-7. £ •

Athletes Of The Week

Mercyhurst vs St. Francis Score by Quarters 1 2 3 4 Final N C A A Final T e a m Statistics Mercyhurst 17 7 0 0 24 First Downs. ....„ 17 .....J ..6 St. Francis. 0 0 0 0 0 Rushing Attempts. 69 ,23 1st Quarter f M.C.SJ. u 10:51 M.C.Todd Sipie 4 yd.ran(Wilkin*s Kick Good) 7-0 10:09 M.C.Tim Wilkins 43 yd. FieM Goal 10-0 L.M2M.C JohnMoorv4yd.raa(WUkin'sKkkGood) 17-0 2nd Quarter 12:11 M.C.Tim Rotl 9 yd. ran (Wilkii's kkk Good) 24-0
Net Yards Rushing J0Z 43 Net Yards Passing 20 Passes Att.-Comp.4it 17-2-2 31-11-3 TOTAL OFFENSIVE PLAYS 86 J .......54 TOTAL YARDS .322 ...... .....128 Fumbles - Lost 2-1...... .34 Penalties - Yards. ,14-128...... ....8-73 Interceptions - Yards..............,.»54...... ,24 Puts • Yards • AY|. 4-155.38.1..... N-A-N-A Possession Time. J5:13 „»......„.24:47

Women's Tennis vs. Canisus In Singles: I A l l In Doubles
Angle Musilli (C) def. Amy Arrowsmith (M)....6-4,1-6,6-3 Arrows«iAaadS»th(M)def.MasilliaBdCatan(0......6-3,6.1 Christie Smith (M) def. h. Peppas (Q \w Talk Thompson (M) def. II. Lcftwich (C) 6-2,6-3 Thompson aad Johnston (M) <kl. Leftwfch tad Peppti (O ...64, 64 J u Johnston (M) def. A. Cilu (Q. ...,,.64.6-0 6-1, (-1 Chris Fitka (M) def. B. Vint 64.6-0 Fatka aad Rudy (M) def. Vial aad Qwaa (C). ^. Mto . him Rady (M) del. N. Qaiaa.........,..,.,,,,,*,,,,,,,**, 6-2

Lady Laker Volleyball vs. Duquesne
| def. by ncorts off 1(KS, 15-11.16-14,12-15,17-15 %

TOP ROW: Sandy Solle, Maureen O'Hara, Janice Furry, Laura Ruby, Lynn Martin. MIDDLE: Sue Prenatt. BOTTOM: Jeanne Nystrome, Lynn Fischer. I i * BHBBB

All women's tennis matches at home will be held at St. Mark's Women's Tennis vs. Robert Morris College Saturday, October 1,1983 at 10:00 a.m. jfc£


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