By Mary Jo Allen Winter Weekend, the three day weekend scheduled for February 10, 11 and 12 to allow students a break

in an otherwise solid tenweek term, has been cancelled according to Academic Dean David D. Palmer. * t \ The problem* was approached last: November when readjustments were considered on the handling of a few problems due to the acquisition of St. Mark's. \Dean Palmer»explains, "Since the beginnings of September we have had to deal with the reality of St. Mark's. St. Mark's is a lot of positive things but it is a distant place." I Due to this distance, extra time was J needed between classes!to allow students? ample time 'to reach the Grandview Boulevard center. W • . It was decided that IS minutes was needed between classes. L 3 This time adjustment a made it necessary ; to cut classes which meet on Monday, Wednesday and Friday to 80 minute periods.

College Cancels Winter Weekend
I "We ended up with* a? problem," Dean Palmer said. 9 As a result we had to get the time in because we were going to lose contact minutes." ~ ~ Contact minutes are the total amount of time? af teacher and class are together. The state requires a minimum standard for a program to be academically sound. When the classes were shortened, Mercyhurst went below this requirement. . ^ "We needed that particular day (February 10) in order to keep our f "Crazy Dave" Armstrong and other enthusiastic students cheer the schedule," Palmer explained. . $ over Cheyney State. <g£m * ^$JK3friSBSsagafe •, ^y; S&feteta When it was found that an extra day was needed,"Palmer decided sufficient (contact) minutes. I ap- more |public," admits! Dean to cancel the break rather than proved what he did, and respect Palmer. £ M &$ J lengthening the term, according to his decision," Garvey said. I The Students Activities Sr. Marcia McDonald, Assistant 5 The Winter Weekend did not Chairperson was notified, accorto the Dean, j w appears in the Winter* term* ding to the Dcan.'HJnfortunatelyy The final decision was made in schedule, and this is where many their calendar of events went to December, by Dean Palmer to learned of the cancellation. ? print' before they heard of the "I probably should have been change, according to James Shercancel the three day weekend,p^ Dr. William P. Garvey, President of the College, supports the decision. "It is the dean's responsibility to be sure the college has

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state requirements have? to be adhered to in order for the college to be academically sound.

Recently, The Merciad some of the final pages in June, discovered that the 1982-83 Year- and the remainder in * July, but book which was scheduledjto be Chaffee never received them. Chaffee apparently attempted distributed during the fall term this year will be delayed due to a to contact Buzzard after failing to number of mishaps in the recieve the copies, but was not transportation of the book to the able to get in touch with her until September. He suggested to Buzprinters. % Jfc Brooke Buzzard, yearbook zard, that since the pages were not editor, explained that she and a sent through registered mail, that local Herff-Jones, Inc. represen- they place a post office tracer on tative, Tom Chaffee, will be both packages. working together over the next Nonetheless, the packages were few weeks to put together a new not found, and now, the only way proof copy for the printers. a new book can be completed is by Last year, the May 2, 72-page making new prints from the deadline was met with only a total negatives, and using the final of 62 pages. Then, both the June "dummy book." However, another delay was 6, 48-page deadline and the June 22, 32-page deadlines were caused when the "dummy book" and the negatives were in Florida *: missed. 1 | Buzzard said that she mailed until January 17. Buzzard had placed them in the trunk of her car, which she subsequently sold. Since the new owner traveled extensively .^he was not located until January 9, at which time he sent the packages to Buzzard. * No specific date has yet been set for the delivery J of the book, which was the last of its kind at Mercyhurst due to the discontinued funding' from Mercyhurst student government. T

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g p y Jack Holland an Reduction, Chemical and Political'Relations, U.S. State The. Mercyhurst Student Biological weapons, Conven- Department, and U.S. ConGovernment delegation is busily tional weapons, and Peaceful gressman Louis C. Stokes: finalizing* preparations for?the uses of Outer Space. & Chairperson of the House Ethics upcoming Cleveland ^National The conference will * feature Committee. SSJ **§• Model United Nations* Con- three highly acclaimed experts in Robinson feels that the Merference set ffbr January 25 international relations to speak cyhurst delegation will make a through the 29,? at Cleveland on issues of immediate world§ "fine showing" at the Model State University. wide concern, according» to United Nations Conference. He Dave Robinson, president of Robinson. The speakers include concluded by saying, "the MSG, joins *Pat Reud, Young-Tsien Chin: Counselor, d e l e g a t e s r e p r e s e n t i n g sophomore History major, and Permanent Mission of the Peo- Guatemala are prepared and feel freshmen Dennis Dunn and ple's Republic of China to the confident in successfully defenJudy Brown, both English ma- United Nations, Alexander R. ding : the political views • of • jors with a Political Science Vershbow: Officer of Soviet Guatemala in the upcoming minor in the forum to represent Union Affairs 5 in Multi-lateral 'forum." * Guatemala. >f :• Robinson I and Reed Iwill be working together on ;the Political and Security Committee and Brown will sit in on the Committee on Disarmament. The Political and Security Committee is responsible for ad- • dressing issues such as the- conflict in Central America, the Middle East Question, the situation in Southeast Asia, and International Terrorism. The Social, Humanitarian, and Cultural Committee considers such problem areas as the International Refugee Crisis, Aparthied and Racial Discrimnation, the Death Penalty, and New Information Order. The Committee on Disarmament concerns Guatemala Delegation: Dennis Dunn, Judy Brown and Dave Robin itself with Nuclear Arms Freeze son. Pat Reed was absent when the photo was taken.

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From the Editor^ Desk

Winter Weekend

A Lesson To Be Learned
The decision by the college to hold classes on ? the Friday, February 10, originally scheduled as a day off; for Winter Weekend has caused upheaval with many students and personnel at Mercyhurst. ! The Academic Calendar for 1983-84 was prepared .by 1 the Dean, Dr. David D. Palmer on January! 11, 1982. On the scheuule,* the college community was granted "Winter Weekend," scheduled for February 10 through the Jl2. After reviewing the calendar, it was decided by the administration to THE MERCIAD welcomes the expressions of its readers in have class on Friday, February 10, for the following reasons: 'Your Opinion.'" I All letters 7 The problem with the calendar arose when 15 minutes had to must be signed and should conbe alotted between classes jfbecause of the aquisition of St. tain an address or telephone Mark's. In past years, 10 minutes had been alotted between number to be used for verificaclasses. But, this year 5 minutes was added on between class time tion purposes only. Contributo allow the college community to travel the further distance to Letter tions will? be edited for gramSt. Mark's Center. $: \ i i | ' | matical or spelling errors. The academic dean explained that this change made fewer ^Letters must be submitted class slot times available when* the time is added. One of the by noon on Tuesdays dean's main concerns is "contact minutes." A minimum of preceding p u b l i c a t i o n . ^ 2,250 contact minutes must exist for a 3 credit course. So, if the college community received the Friday in question as a day off, the adequate time required would not be fulfilled, i ; next to the cafeteria) by identify- available at * the Campus Center. Dear Editor, f * ^ A problem is also created because there is "a need to stop I The 'Hurst - Gannon basketball ing yourself as a student, faculty, Thank you for your tremendous classes after 3 p.m.," due to student jobs, and meetings that game will be held in the Campus or staff member. We will have a support during the Cheyney State need to be'iheld,according to Dean Palmer. * If class time is Center on Saturday, February 4 at table set up for this purpose game. It was certainly apreduced, contact minutes are lessened as well. 8 p.m. For this game only, beginning Monday, January 30 preciated. We will need that same Thus, if the community would have received the Friday off, everyone must present I a game through Friday, February 3 from type of support for these till the Winter Term contact minutes would have been below the ticket in order to be-admitted. 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Additional ing games. level required by 75 minutes. I.D, cards or season passes or any tickets to be purchased will be The Athletic Department. With this reasoning in mind, it is perfectly understandable other type of admittance card will why students and faculty* must attendj classes on Friday, not be honored. You can pick up this special game complimentary February 10. { \*?r . |, ticket in the Eg an Lounge (room But, considering that the Academic Calendar for this year was prepared January $11, 1982, this error t concerning contact minutes in the classroom should have been corrected before the community received the calendar. After all, the aquisition of St. Mark's took place last year during Spring Term and the problem Dear Editor, Ministry car twice 'a day each should have been forseen by the administration. A new calendar First of all I want to "thank week day."We are making g < should have been developed immediately removing! Winter Naomi Romanchok for her article progress toward reaching that on Campus Ministry's activities in goal; so far we are going seven Weekend. 1^ last week's Merciad. I appreciate times a week, I would like to enSecondly, after reviewing the Winter Term Class Schedule for her reporting and also appreciate courage even more students to 1984, which appeared on November 7, 1983, a discrepancy exA her own volunteering at the Em- take advantage of the opportuniists. Winter Weekend as written on all other academic calendars Dear Editor: maus Soup Kitchen. There is one ty.-We are visiting Convalescent* In all the years that I have been did not appear in the Winter Term Class Schedule. If the college observation that I would like to homes Monday through Friday, knew that the weekend was going to be cancelled at this time, attending Mercyhurst basketball make. I was quoted as saying the I morning and afternoon. Thank (and this fact had to be known even earlier considering that the games I have never seen anyone would like^to fill two cars with you for printing this letter. with the ability to excite a crowd Winter Term schedule had to be sent for printing and copy makvolunteers twice a week to go to Sincerely, * *?t as "Crazy Dave". His perforing procedures) why wasn't the college community notified by mance at Saturday's game against the Convalescent homes. Actual- Marie Martone memos, told during registration, or through The Merciad at this Cheyney State was, to say the ly, I would like to fill our Campus Campus Ministry time in late October or early November? least superb! f Third, the decision to hold classes son the day orginally I have no idea where Mr. Armscheduled off has caused problems for those students, faculty, strong came across his famous and college members who had made plans after seeing that headdress but is * should be Winter Weekend existed on the Academic Calendar. But, as preserved and passed on to a sucthere are two sides to every story - some people were totally cessor after his graduation. Mr. unaware that February 10 was to be a day off, and don't really Armstrong's display of spirit and Meetings are held on enthusiasm is truly inspiring and a I care anyway. real treat for basketball fans. I The administration needs to recognize its mistake. The college Wednesday at 3 P.M. in the Let's hope we can keep our winis just asking for the criticism that has been received concerning ning streak going. If we don't no basement of Baldwin Hall in Winter Weekend. After all, this summer the college could have one can blame lit on "Crazy The Merciad office. changed offering Winter Weekend with Friday as a day off. Dave". M A lesson is to be learned: it's easier to accept cancelling classes Sincerely, rather than be given a day off and then have it taken away. Michael A. Diaco THE MERCIAD

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j Mary Beth Walsh "I saw the weekend off on the calendar in September and made plans to interview for jobs in New James Sherrod York City. I ieven made plane "I was looking foreward to get- reservations and planned on being ting out of Erie for ajfew days, there three days, because I can't and now I can't." interview on weekends J Now Vm going to have to skip classes."

J.Paul Edwards "I was on the Academic Policies Committee when it was enacted to have a Winter Weekend. I have no qualms about it being cancelled; it was abused. I'm just happy to see it go. Students would leave early and not return until uhe next's not acceptable academically." %

£ By Dave Alexander It all started on December 23 and ended on December 26. It is something that Til never forget (it would be nice if I could) for a very long time. It made me cherish a few things that I take for granted: a hug from your mother, opening up Christmas presents on Christmas day and a clean set of clothes (underwear in particular). The "it that I am referring to is when I got stranded tin two cities over Christmas. I left to pick up my sister, who was flying in from Nebraska, at Cleveland Hopkin's airport on the 23rd. My dad and I were driving along merrily when we started to get a "little" car trouble. I knew that we were in "big" trouble when the car stopped dead in the road, going up a hill, and a Mack truck was right behind us. The car finally had a severe coughing spell and died. i .* Luckily, we were in Cleveland (if it's lucky to be in Cleveland) and I called a relative who picked us up. My sister's plane, which was supposed to come in at 6:10, finally came in at 10:50 (a little late but what the heck). § On the 24th, we were able to get a bus going to Meadville, but it had to stop in Erie first. (No problem). The bus was an hour and a half late leaving Cleveland, but we were finally on our way. It wasn't snowing there, so naive little me J figured on being home in a couple of hours. However, fate and the weatherman had crossed me, (Joey Stevens where are you when I need you?) and we were soon driving in a blizzard. It took the bus three hours to make a normally two-hour trip. Needless to say, I prayed for a about fan hour on that trip. Scenarios of the state police finding 43 frozen people on 1-90 in March kept coming up in my mind. I must compliment the bus driver on the way he handled the situation. He only stopped the bus once and that was to find the onramp to get from 1-90 to 1-79. I was very relieved to get to Erie's bus station. (It's hard to believe

that anyone is happy to see Erie's bus station.) p_ Well to make a long story short, Erie's Hilton is not a great place to spend one's Christmas. I got sick that morning, my sister cried, and my dad slept, but we survived.

The next day was great because the thought of rescue Sillied our minds. It had stopped snowing, the winds {were calming, and my dad's godson was coming to pick us up. To kill vsome time| that day I decided to play some video games there in the hotel. ^However, the video games are in the bar at the Darlene Nolan Hilton and I'm only 20. Well, 5"I think it's unfair because the after explajning^to thejnanager Academic Calendar is made-up that ltdidn't want to drink, and far enough in advance for them to that he had a close personal rela- forsee problems*The Academic tionship with his .mother, he let Calendar doesn't change when we me play one (and only one) game. have to pay our bill." W At 6:00 that night I was finally rescued, and reunited with my bed, a fresh set of clothes and a hug and kiss from my mother (not necessarily in that order). *$> Is there a moral to this story? Sure! If your sister flies home for Christmas, |make sure that you live in Miami first. 1

Lauran Wirant "I think it's wrong that it was cancelled. r Qnce^anm Academic Calendar is drawn tip, t h e a aministration should not cancel it. I was thinking of going home, and now I can't."

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What do Richard Simmons, Jane Fonda,* Heidi Jenci| and Mary Karen Martin have in common? You guessed it AEROBICS!! And what better way to keep in shape? m Aerobic classes are now in session at Mercyhurst College. Both the campusi and the community are invited to attend. Admission is $5.00 per term. Classes will be held Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from noon to 1 p.m. in the Campus Center, and Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday from 8 to 9 p.m. in the Cafeteria, If you are interested, contact Janet Price in the Campus Center. ; The classes will be instructed by Mary Karen Martin, a sophomore nursing major, and Heidi Jenci, a 4 junior elementary education major, both students at Mercyhurst. They have both had experience teaching aerobics and are enthusiastic about the sessions here at Mercyhurst. According to Jenci, aerobics is* beneficial for several reasons; "Overall you feel better, sleep better, and aerobics helps to eliminate? a* lot of ordinary aches, pains and tensions. £ Aerobics also improves'posture, shape, and gives you an overall healthy appearance." So if you wish to lose weight or simply tone up,I aerobics is a perfect way to do so, "It's a fun and energetic way to get every part of your body-lmoving,"fshe added. Take a few hours of your busy schedule and join the Mercyhurst Aerobic sessions, Come in and "work that body!"

By Laura Ruby f "In a time where the world of study only belonged to men, there lived a girl called YENTL." £ ' • jYENTL, an MGM/VA Production, stars Barbra Streisand, Mandy Patinkin, and Amy Irving. The film was directed and produced by Barbra Streisand and the music by Michel Legrand.* The film YENTL takes place in a Jewish State in Eastern Europe, 1904. At this time, only men could learn . Women were forbidden to study and could only read picture books or novel-type books. For them to learn would be considered demonic. Women were around to marry, bear children (preferably sons), and take care of the men. This may seem a little harsh, but most -women accepted it - most women except Yentl (Barbra Streisand). | Due to her secret study sessions with her father, Yentl became very knowledgeable. But after her father's death, she was faced with the possibility of not being able to continue studying. For her there seemed but one solution: Because only men could study, she would become one - or simply pretend to b * o n e . ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^^^M From thjs point on, Yentl hides her true sexual identity and gets accepted into ? a^YASHEVA

School of study. As the storyline continues, Yentl learns not only those things ''written." but also

about life. As stated in the film, her learning becomes only a means to the end. Yentl's study partner Avigdor (Mandy Patinkin) plays a key role in .tithe film. From him, Yentl receives depth in her studies, sensitivity in her thoughts, but also confusion in what she thought was the one most important things in life.| As a whole, the film was ?well written and = well paced. Along with dialogue, Yentl's feelings were well expressed with music in the film, songs performed by Bar-

bra Streisand. All beautifully written,'the songs were able to communicate more of the inner realistics that most films can't get to in two hours. The film encompasses the whole idea of women being ^inferior to men. In the film, it was understood that not only women weren't allowed to learn, but men felt they couldn't. That is, they were intellectually unable to comprehend. Yentl becomes a breakthrough. While she learns, she understands, which is the first step in bringing about change. This is well depicted in the film. Because of Yentl's determination, she is able to transform some of the traditional thought. The: film (-was, in many ways, humorous. But the overall theme was serious. Attempting to fight 1 tradition ;and the existing border may seem like an impossible task. Yentl proved that if the dream is important enough, the task can be accomplished. But while becoming a scholar, she also proved something else: That there is so much to be learned without opening a single book. This is what set Yentl free- her. dream-i h "STriiggle- her reiease^^^
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Phonathon Goal Increased; Commence INext Month
By Fran Moavero The f 1984 Mercyhurst iAlumni phonathon to supplement the 18th Alumni Fund Drive will kick-off on Sunday, February 12, and conclude on February *21, Gary Bukowski^ Director of Alumni Annual Giving said. This year's Phonathon goal is $25,000. It is a'$5,000 increase over last year. * I Bukowski is optimistic about reaching the?19 percent increase because every year donations have surpassed the established goal. Overall, the alumni fund is seeking $50,000. The other $25,000 will be obtained through letters already sent to the alumni asking for donations. At this time, $17,000 has been given to the alumni fund. I *t Bukowski has'established $30 as the | standard donation fee, however, each alumnus is not required to give this amount, rather, they are asked to contribute any monetarial donation" to the fund
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Winter term has brought two new faculty members to Mercyhurst's Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies. %: Joseph Filonowicz and David Nowak joined the department at the beginning of the ternuj S Filonowicz, a native of Detroit, is a bachelor's degree graduatejof Hope College in Holland, Michigan, and received M.A. degrees! in |Art and Philosophy from Columbia University in New York City. He is also a Ph.D. candidate, expecting to get his doctorate this spring from Columbia. gT He taught political theory for three years at Columbia College, one semester of philosophy at Pomona College in California, and^one semester of Barnard College in New York. Nowak comes from South Bend, Indiana, ^and graduated from Notre Dame with * an

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All students who participate in the fund raising project will recieve a painter's hat to commend their time and effort spent at the phonathon. F To keep the Mercyhurst community aware of the daily progression a poster is needed to hang in the hallway of Old Main. Poster ideas must be submitted to Bukowskifwho will select the poster which will convey the daily progression effectively. $ The student who -designs the winning poster will be responsible for updating the daily sums. Students interested in participating in the Phonathon should contact Gary Bukowski in the Alumni Relations Office on the second floor of Old Main.l

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The Student Activities Committee will be presenting the second annual Mercyhurst Gong Show, on Friday, January 27 on the stage of Zurn Recital Hall) at 8 p.m. This activity coordinator is James Sherrod, vice chairperson. "We will have our own Chuck Barris, a. panel of judges, the unknown comic and Jean, Jean the Dancin' Machine," Sherrod said. He explained that the SAC needs acts to make the Gong Show a -successful event, and a continuing Mercyhurst Tradition. "If you can dance, sing, act, play a musical instrument, or just be funny, you're perfect," Sherrod commented. f Prizes will be awarded at&the event. First prize is $20, second $10 and the third place winner will receive free movie passes for two. Interested students should sign up in the Student Activities Office or .in the Student Union immediately. The entry deadline is Thursday, January 26. Sherrod said, "Students should also be ready for the Red Eye Special event in February." Some of the contests will include ice cream eating, video games, marshmallow eating and a kissing contest. • /"

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By Naomi Romanchok "The Cooperative Education Office provides a valuable service to students. The purpose of Co-ops, according to Tyrone Moore, Director of Cooperative Education and Career Services, is a "combination of classroom and on-the-job work organized in an educationally sound way." Moore also extends the definition to include: "an organized off-campus learning experience in a professional environment." Co-ops can be an important part of ;;college:' education and credits are available. Three credits can;be given for a minimum of 200 on-site work hours and up to six credits 1 are available for a minimum of 400 hours.* Grades are given out on a pass/fail basis with "pass with distinction" given to those who do superb work in the }field. Many students interviewed do not feel this system is accurate for grading, * "Grades should be ^handled through the professors who know the majors, not just one person as with the Co-op office," a senior commented* & i Another 'Hurst student doing a Co-op said, "There's a big difference between a 3.5 and a 2.0 in a class, and the Co-op grading system j doesn't distinguish Jthe difference." Certain £ majors are unable to take full advantage of the Co-op Education services, by virtue of nature. These majors include Nursing, Education,w Dietetics and Social Work, Moore stated. The other sixty-five percent of the student population can participate in the service. There are several requirements for involvement in the program, Moore explained. Students must be at the sophomore level to begin a co-op, maintain at least a 2.0 grade point average and follow up the experience, with weekly progress logs and measureable learning objectives to help determine worthiness of credits. ' 'The Cooperative Education and Career Services Office is proud that forty percent of graduates work with the same company that they did the co-op with, or get a job as a direct result of co-op placement," according to Moore. The first step to get involved in the cooperative education program is to attend one of the informational sessions. If interested, contact the co-op office for more information.

ART GALLERY OPENING: The dedication of the Cummings Art Gallery on the second floor of the Mercyhurst Library was attended by members of the Mercyhurst and Erie communities. Here, Sr. Carolyn Herrmann thanks the college for the honor on behalf of Sr. Angelica while Dr. Garvey looks on.

D'AngeloiSchool Of Music Begins Affiliation With 'Erie Orchestra
Inf addition, the orchestra, under the direction of Morris Youngdahl, will continue to have access to Mercyhurst's and performance areas at St, Mark's. Youngdahl; is locally known for his outstanding work with youth orchestras, Haener said, particularly j in the Fair view School District.


In a move towards establishing the D'Angelo School of Music as a major artistic force in the community, the 'Hurst music department has become affiliated*with the Erie Civic Orchestra. Designed to benefit both parties, the affiliation was recently announced by* Donald Haener, admissions director fori the D'Angelo Schoof of Music, and the Civic Orchestra, | * Since the orchestra has used the college for about ten years as an informal practice site, Haener sees the formal affiliation between the two bodies as-the natural next Top Of Thei H i l ™ step. , M Haener j said Mercyhurst will benefit because the collaboration will give 'Hurst the opportunity to place students in rehearsal and performance situations with the orchestra. It also gives the college to 8:30 p.m. Some of the items on "a professional cover," according By Jody Hatson The Top of the J Hill Club has the,menu are viae Francias, Fet- to Haener. "Being affiliated with made • ;some.. k changes^ in j their tucinifal Fredo and chicken cor- a 50 piece orchestra is a positive management structure ^ according don bleu. move," he said, to Frank Pauze, director of the Hotel Restaurant Department. Student managers are rotated in their positions to'allow more students to gain "hands on experience," Pauze said. I The student managers carry out their duties for .Winter and Spring term. .. ".*. '%' The present managers are: Mike Sciandra, Executive Chef; Kelly Meyer,. Front of it he House Manager (dining .room); Terrie Pauze, Seminarian Dining Manager; Jackie Judge, Ben Barrow, Cathy Nelson, t Catering Managers; and* Debbie Dixon serves as Purchasing Store Room Manageri * * The menus at the club have also changed, and expanded from the Fall term. Some of the new lunch items are chicken fingers which are boneless chicken sticks served with bleu cheese and celery sticks, veal parmigiana with a side of spaghetti, chicken crepes covered with melted cheese and fried ice cream rolled in corn flakes, deep fried, covered with honey, whipped cream and topped with a sweet cherry. Lunch is served 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Monday Blue cheese dressing and through Fridays. *. hot sauce available Dinner is served Friday and Saturday evenings from 6:30 p.m.

Club,Institutes New Structure And Menus

row at 3 p.m. in the Campus Center. Tickets are $2 for adults, $1 for students. f IGuest conductor for the event will be Dr. John Woods, music director at Ohio State University. In the months to come, 'Hurst's Music Department will be involved in many other projects, including the Mercyhurst College-D'Angelo School of wThe orchestra performed at Music Competition—Honors several Christmas concerts, and Concert Band; the hosting of the on January* 13,".they played at a Regional High School Choral special program for out-of-state Festival March 28 through 31; and visitors who were here for the upcoming performances with the A School of Musie audkfons#-A*spr - Grvic^Orchestra? "Some magfea! ing concert is also being planned, things are happening^* Haener the date for which will be an- said. * nounced at a later time. This weekend the D'Angelo "I think'the students . . . will School is hosting they District II find a surprisingly high level of band competition for Nor- professionalism (at the D'Angelo thwestern ^Pennsylvania high School). "We're bringing the best school students. These 154 to Erie culture,'' Haener concludstudents will- be on campus ed. "I hope everyone will support through Sunday. A| concert by these activities . . . to give imthose students will be held tomor- petus to them."

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY BUSINESS MANAGER DARLENE! WE LOE YA, THE MERCIAD STAFF. ; | Pojo: Thanks for all your help and support this week. I can't tell you how i much I appreciate it. Love, GAR I * f ft L* tiSfl ™ Sisters of Mercy invite students, staff, and faculty to join • with them for the Liturgy of the •••• Mass every Thursday evening at T.V.-Please get well soon! NA 7:3o p . m . a t thefMotherhouse. • ••• The Motherhouse is the large Mom and Dad: Snowed in but still building on therightat the end of alive. We have no food, clothing, the Mercy Walkway between the but we do have shelter. Send care * campus and St. Mark's Center, packages immediately. Dingy >• §£• * I CL** nSntBI oKIS AV3ilabl6 ffe i . , .. Twenty sets of cross-country skis „ M ™«i-ui- e * i -. are available; fori rental to members of the Mercyhurst community from Janet Price at the Campus Center. The price is $3 for a 24-hour period, or $6 for the weekend. For more details contact Janet Price in the Campus Center or at ext. 225/" ^ 4

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Motherhouse Mass

There will be a PSEA lecture about school law on January 24. It will start at 7:00 p.m. in the Blue Room. All are welcome.

Chicken Wing Night
The Clipper's Cove will be serving chicken wings on • Tuesday, January 31 from 8-10 p.m. Price is $2.50 for All you can eat. ^

Art Exhibition
An exhibition of selected works by Senior Art Majors will hold the openings reception on Sunday, February 12 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. The| show will continue through February 23 in the Mercyhurst College Cummings Gallery..

Bike Raffle
A $200 Schwinn jjWorld Tourist Ten Speed is being raffled off to benefit Sister Eymard's Cancer Research. Tickets are 50 cents a piece or three for $1. Call 825-0429 or come to 211 Main.

To DARLENER OF THE WIDE WORLD OF WIENERS: Did you get a lot of use out of that P.M.? Michael, Happy Christmas, K,M,F,C. i i Merry New Year, caught between the bed and the wall, fantasies, Kevin, 8 months to g o . . . it YOUR LOSS!! Please, not again .*. . .,, ., «*Tu — seems so long, but it's for life - so this weekend! Love, I've got them the wait is worth it. Always, Janet t • I I l .j|5 ^ "* * Mad, Happy Belated 22.1 hope it was special - by the way . . . long Joe Svitek, Nostrovia, Iced tea, dancing out the door, Jack and j time no seel Janet Calvert's all add up .to the bigl Darlene, Happy 22! Hope that it headache! When are we doing it is extra special. Love ya lots, your again, you lightweight? Love ani AT&T subsidiary beautiful roommate Janet Frank and John - borrowed any quarters lately? DARLENE, HAPPY 22 BIRTHDAY l_YOU . ARE A A^REAL WOMANPCUS ONFNOW. WE LOVE YOU . LOTS! CARLA, TEDWARD, AND DEBBIE Happy 21 Birthday Brent! Love ya, The Merciad staff. $ j | J Mom and Dad, It was good to see yon last Saturday. >I love yon,

An informal discussion group is being formed to pursue the question: What is time? There's no cost, and all;are invited to participate. Are you interested? If so, contact Bud Brown in 223 Preston Hall as soon as possible.

Discussion Group Forming

Aerobics Classes
The Mercyhurst < Wellness , Program presents Aerobics for the Mercyhurst Community. The cost is $5 per term. Classes are held on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from noon to 1 p.m. in the Campus Center and on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday from 8 until 9 p.m. in the Blue Room. For more information, or to join, contact Janet Price at 825-0225.


Barb,; Maybe, just maybe, if . . .. o l .. Ryou'd learn to control your oKling Instruction facilities you'll make it to Pano's Offered this weekend. All My Love, Mom Mercyhurst College Physical •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••;• Education Department is offering Karen, Where is your program? f b a s i c instruction hrcross-country •• ••• skiing-for members of the MerSteve, We thought you would buy ^y^^ community. Classes will the program? m e e t o n Wednesdays at 4 p.m. at •-•••; the Campus Center during the Greg H., Congratulations. Good w i n t e r T e r m I f intercsted, show luck as music director. J u p r c a d y t 0 s k i o n Wednesdays. • Rentals are available for a normal Karen, Beware of the Swarm fee. For more information contact ^.Monster. Janet Price at the Campus Center or call 825-0225.



The WMCY penguin is missing. WMCY; is giving $10.00fto the Convalescent Home first person who finds the penguin WW Nr^sltTngiPipi and returns him to the station. Listen to WMCY for clues as to Inquire in the Campus Ministry were the penguin may be found! this week, if you are interested in visiting Icoal convalescent homes during the Winter Term. Band Festival Transporation for these visits is I ! Concert | provided. The PMEAS District Hi Band Festival Concert will be held Mass Schedule tomorrow at 3 p.m. in the Campus Center. The charge is $1 for I Change students with ID * and $2 for Thereft has been a change in the adults. Tickets can be obtained at Mass schedule. Wednesday afterthe door. noon Mass will ^ now be at 3:30 p.m. in McAuley Hall.

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Despite j the fine print on your President's Card stating January 1,1984 as the expiration date, the existing card will be honored until the fall '84 term at functions normally covered by the courtesy card. If you have lost your card, please notify Dorothy Kirk in the president's office.

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


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Friday, January 20 Music Weekend begins I Sunday, January 22 Movie - "Psycho" - Video Room - 9 p.m. 50* Admission * l Friday, January 27 Music, MusicJMusic i Mercyhurst's own Back Porch Cafe - 8-10 p.m 4 Sat., January 28 > Movie - My Fair Lady 2 p.m. - Student Union

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Men's Hoops

Lakers Get Fouled But Win Two More

honesty," the Laker mentor continued, "I really don't know if these officials would have let us Mercyhurst bounced back to their winning ways as they trounced the Cubs. Berkeley, who gained MVP honors, led the Laker charges with 18 points, six rebounds, and three assists. Even though falling down by as much as 17, the scrappy Behrend team never gave up. It took balanced scoring by Green (15), Coffield (10), and Moss(10) to improve the clubs record to 8-6. The Cubs fell to 4-12.] I And, in a game played in front of 1500 loud and rowdy 'Hurst fans, the Lakers upset the 18th ranked Division II Cheyney State Wolves, 60-58. f j • Green paced the Lakers with 25 markers as Mercyhurst led at the half, 28-27, Berkeley and Lee added ten and eight respectively. I The Lakers travel to Ashland, Ohio? for their ;nextjcontest this Monday. WMCY will carry the game during its regular broadcast.




The Mercyhurst? Lakers continued to play good basketball last week as they added two wins and a loss to their 1983-84 campaign. The 'Hurst edged by nationally ranked Cheyney State last Saturday 60-58 and handily defeated the Cubs of Penn State-Behrend 79-63 Wednesday evening. In between « the two victories was a frustrating 98-91 loss at La Roche College. M--The jmost influential participants in the La Roche contest were Bob Fee and Jim Wildman the officials. But, as Mercyhurst Coach Bill Kalbaugh made clear afterwards, he would not use the two officials as scapegoats for the loss. Here are the facts. -J \ Mercyhurst was nailed for 31 personal fouls while the hosting Red Devils^ were called? for 17. And, the Blue and Green made 15 trips to the foul line as compared
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to LaRoche's 37 attempts (they made 28). I Overall, ^however, the Lakers played well. The team connected on over 50 percent (40-79) of their shots from the field. ?But, Mercyhurst did have a 1:08 lapse which could be claimed as the deciding factor fin the ballgame. With just 68 seconds remaining in the half,ijthe Laker's Marty Cams completed aUhree point play to bring the-'Hurst back within one, 42-43.i Until, * that is,*^ John Pasquinelli's LaRoche club capitalized on two Todd Lee turnovers and a missed shot by John Green, to •score eight unanswered markers and build a 51-42 halftime lead. Mercyhurst and LaRoche battled throughout the second stanza, until the Lakers made their chargewit h 3:31 left to play. Green hit two bombs from over 25 feet, Lee added a hoop, and Jon Berkeley and| Matt Nesser teamed up for three tallies from the charity stripe,f to bring the 'Hurst back with 2:42 showing on the clock. 87-89. . &i I *W The,"Red Devils, with!perhaps some help, then connected on seven foul shots to ice the 98-91 LaRoche victory. 4 jfoi Although he wouldn't blame the loss Ion the officiating, K a l b a u g h had t h i s to say . . . "I'mf leaving here (LaRoche) with a very sour taste in {my mouth. We never expect good officiating on the road, but this was rediculous. We had a bad spell at the end of thefirstihalf and allowed ^four breakaway buckets. That hurt us. But, in all

Lakers Eric Peek(50) and J.D. Berkley jump high over Cheyney State guards in a 60-58 thriller at the Campus Center. J $ | *&

Lady Lakers Come Close •
by Stephanie Hultberg- t The Lady Lakers Basketball squad, under coach Darlene Rosthauser, have gotten off to a Slow "starP ancr an unfortunate campaign for i their ± '83 * -'84 season. Behrend College! handed the women their tenth loss on the season in a 85-65 defeat Tuesday night at the Campus Center. Sophomore guard Jeana White, despite recovering from a torn knee cartilage, paced the 'Hurst 4, with top points and rebounds. White put 25 through the hoop and had 20 grabs in the effort to overcome the Lady Cubs. "We played very well together as a team. The help of Puts (Sherry Putnam) might have made an improvement in the game for us," commented White. J Putnam, a 5'9" junior forward from Strong Vincent High School in Erie, remains sidelined due to an ankle injury sustained in the first half of the University of Rochester' game last Saturday. Putnam consistently leads the Mercyhurst attack with 12.0 points and 8.8 rebounds per game. J n "The season record (1-10) does not reflect the great improvements the team has made," continued White, Head coach Rosthauser


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agreed "that the girls are playing super, but they either have a good first half or a good second half. They have to be more consistent as a xeamr^^^^^^^^^T^^^ The Ladies were 14 for 20 from the floor, Behrend hit 15 for 24. At the line, the Lady Cubs connected with 35, while the 'Hurst

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Personal Awareness Program

Yearpf Holistic Health; At Phys.Ed. Department
The year of Holistic Health has arrived at 5 Mercyhurst College with the coming of the Wellness Program, r | The program was designed by Janet Price, Director of the Physical Education Department. It. was designed to educate members of the college community l to assume responsibility for their own wellness. This program is geared toward the non-athletes and athletes alike who will become more aware of what is better for themselves in making adjustments that will eliminate harmful habits. "The program should depict the aspects of living mentioned including physical, psychological, social and spiritual 4 aspects and the concepts of a personal responsibility for health." said Price. Due to the lack of response for applications, an application has been provided. 5j 'Next week: Logo Contest!

A touching memorium presentation was made in memory8 of Joan Kolaja during half time. Present at the home game were Mr. and Mrs. Kolaja, former Women's Basketball coach Shelly Monas, and family, and friends of Joan. i $ A plaque was dedicated in her memory and will be hung in the Fitness Center, "Big Joan's" home «and away jerseys were presented to her parents by the Mercyhurst Co-Captains and her number 22 was retired. As part of the ceremony Joan's former teammate Lisa Jacobitz read a poem written by Assistant Coach, and also former teammate, Trisha Mahoney in her honor. - Last Saturday, January 14, proved to be another day of fate for the Blue and Green dropping another loss to the University of Rochester, 71-36. The 8-0 Yellowjackets are presently| ranked number 2 in the latest R.T, French

New York State Division! HI Coaches Poll. JFreshman Meme Tyler, 5'11" center from Franklin, PA., lead the Lady Lakers in scoring with 11 points followed by White with nine. The game proved to be ridden with 'Hurst personals followed up by tempers heating from referee's calls. According to Coach Rosthauser, "We didn't play as well as we could have, shooting only 24 percent from the floor ... we really could have beat them." The Ladies from the 'Hurst were defeated. by Westminster College on Thursday, January 12 in another f close* contest. The Keystone Conference school was ahead only by a score of 25-36 at half time, but pulled ahead in the end to put the brakes on for Mercyhurst, 71-63. £ lp|. Junior, Candy Hoover, 5'6" guard from Conneaut Lake, PA., along with teammate Jeana White were scoring leaders for the Lakers with 14 points apiece. Junior point-guard, Bea Tomczak and Sherry Putnam followed up with 10 each. 5 * The next home meeting will be Monday, January 30 against Clarion State at 6 pirn. J I


Application • Advisory Board Member


ICAMPUS ADDRESS I IP H O N E I l interested in serving on the advisory board? l lHow can you help make the Mercyhurst CWTMTHJIM more aware of this program?


I'S Intramural Basketball season will begi bedules can lie picked up at the Campus e Cherico, Director of Intramurals. MEN'S INTRAMURAL STANDINGS Blue Division Green Division Skywalkers 3-0 Party Animals. 2-0 69er's 2-0 Master and Mock 2-0 The Clash v ..i-o Phi Runna Gunna 2-1 Old Timers....». 1-1 Bronx Express 1-1 Boys Club M Unknowns. 0-2 Maulers 1-1 The House .0-2 Airborne 0-2 Motley Crew ..0-2 Bus Boys 0-2


j Tuesday, Jan. 24 Court 1 ; ^ Court 2 2 vs 6— 8:00—2 vs 6 3 vs 7 9:00, 3 vs 7 Wednesday, Jan. 25 4 vs 8 7:00 4 vs 8 2 vs 5 9:00 2 vs 5 Thursday, Jan. 26 3 vs 8 7:30 E 3 vs 8 4 vs 7 8:30 — — 4 vs 7
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