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/ Mercy hurst and Chautauqua Institution are joining efforts to share interests and ideas within the performing arts to enhance the 1984 Summer on the Hill program. At the present time, David Palmer, academic dean, Conine Halperin, director of the office of community education, and Richard Redington, vice president of Chautauqua are in the initial planning stages of the project. "Through the collaboration, students at both institutions will have the opportunity to broaden their cultural activities," Dean Palmer said. This project is being funded by the Erie Community Foundation. Chautauqua is an .institution which conducts dance, theatre and musical performances during the summer. Summer of the Hill is a collection of films, theatrical, dance and musical performances which are held in the grotto. "By sharing resources with Mercyhurst we are going to gain some visibility," Redington stated. "Because we are sharing resources, we can provide greater programs for fewer dollars," Halperin said. "We are also- interested in educational outreach,'* Redington said. Mercyhurst is also enthusiastic about developing a working relationship with another institution. Palmer said, "It will be a plus for the college i to be connected with Chautauqua. ' One of the advantages include taking 4accredited courses at the institution. J. While this idea is still in the planning stages,, Palmer, is .investigating Chautauqua's activities to reassure they fit into Mercyhurst requirements. Mercyhurst faculty may also be given the opportunity to teach at Chautauqua if the need arises, Palmer said. "The concept of sharing will serve as a model of how institutions can create programs for its c o n s t i t u e n t s , " Redington concluded. *

^ by Karen Merkle A fund raising consultant originally hired in a temporary capacity last J uly has permanently joined the Mercyhurst administrative staff, according v to college President^Dr. William P. Garvey. <Philip J. Brunskill, formerly of Donald Campbell and Company, has been named an Assistant to the President for Advancement, and executive director of the Campaign for Mercyhurst. The fund raising project is still in the planning stages, but proposed for initiation later this year. Brunskill brings to this position not only twenty-five years of public relations and consultationdevelopment experience, but also months of study of the Mercyhurst situation and of the community's reaction to a massive fund raisin g»e ffertv^ Since his arrival at the 'Hurst last summer,.Brunskill has conducted numerous surveys and interviews with local citizens, community leaders, and those directly concerned with the college, to gauge opinions about the possibility of a " $3 to $5 million" fund raiser, according to Dr. Garvey. If thesefiguresare reached, it would constitute a successful campaign, he commented. Now that the study is completed, on February S it will* be presented to the Board of Trustees, to make the final decision on whether to procede with the campaign, though both Dr. Garvey and Brunskill are optimistic about the proposal's acceptance. It accepted, Brunskill said the organization of a campaign committee would begin|immediately, with the actual solicitation of funds probably not gearing up until later this year.

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Garvey added that "a half a million dollars more each year" will be needed to continue the college's commitment to student aid. As a graduate of the U niversity of Michigan, for seven years, Brunskill served as Vice President for Development and Public Affairs at Chautauqua Institution in Chautauqua, New York where he successfully directed the five-year, $3 million Gebbie Foundation Challenge Campaign, as well as the $8.5 million Second Century Campaign. Most recently, Brunskill served as the Vice President for Advancement at BaldwinWallace College in Berea, Ohio. "My goals are really the college's goals," he said. "On one hand we want to strengthen the ongoing developmental functions of the college. For the long good of the college, we are putting in place the foundations for an intensive fund raising campaign. "There's a lot happening. There is a lot of support here," he .: Philip Brunskill continued. "It's now a matter of Other uses being considered for ^identifying where the support any funds generated are library is. purchases, computer system addiBrunskill said he will begin his tions and updates, and the search forfinancialsupport by uspossibility of constructing a new ing the "inside-out theory," "instudent lodge, Brunskill said. itially seeking backing from the Dr. Garvey said, most impor- Board of Trustees. He continued uintly money must be found for that; if the board is not totally rising costs, so the college will committed to the fund raising "not raise tuitions, but develop cause, he will not go beyond them long range giving programs to into community. relieve the pressure on financial *But, with the board's support, aid." „ i| ^ " Brunskill said he could continue "We raise twice as much money the drive for funds by giving local a year as we used to," Dr. Garvey citizens and others with an interest continued, "but it's not enough." in the college an opportunity to He explained that three years ago, "see their money do some good." $345,000 was being dispersed to "There's a lot of work to be Mercyhurst students in the done, and JI can't do it* alone," various forms of/financial aid. Brunskill continued. "We're This year that figure is up to making big plans and we want to $800,000 and next year it will in- involve a lot of people wilL rescrease by another'$100,000. Dr. pond positively."

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It's time to phone again/and lead off with a ringing start. The 1984 Mercyhurst Alumni Phonathon will begin on Sunday, February 12, and continue through Tuesday, February




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The Phonathon goal projected for this year is $25,000, and can only be achieved With the efforts of the Mercyhurst community. The money raised through the alumni fund is forwarded to the Sisters of Mercy Scholarship Fund, which in turn, awards incoming freshmen money from the department they intend to enter. Students who complain about limited scholarship funding within institutions of higher education, now have a chance to increase the supply of funds by raising money through the Phonathon. The February event is a fund raising project that provides personal contact between present Mercyhurst students and past Mercyhurst students. Talking with the alumni can be very interesting and enjoyable. Most alumni feel a strong sense of commitment and association with the 'Hurst. They are willing to share academic and career advice' and> even reminisce about their years at the college. One of the greatest feelings the Phonathon creates is a sense of accomplishment, and having participated in an event for a worthy cause, * * Students can meet new friends, enjoy themselves, escape from the Winter Term.blues, raise money for a good cause and even compete against teams and individuals for prizes. Now is the, time to get teams together or participate individually. Many organizations and groups such as Crew, The Merciad, Hotel-Restaurant Management Association, the the 9 dormitory floors, etc., have joined the Phonathon*in past years and have experienced a lot of satisfaction. Students that would like to participate in the Phonathon doing nontelephoning jobs are also needed and .jwould be greatly appreciated. There is a place for everyone in the Mercyhurst Phonathon. So reach out and touch someone. Anyone interested in participating in the Phonathon should contact Gary Bukowski in the Alumni office located on the second floor of Old Main.

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Seniors Face More Than The Usual Winter Blues
By John Muzic With mid-terms fast approaching, Winter Term, much like the local seasonal weather, has settled in and the*excitement generated by, the advent of the new year, full of hope for new beginnings and experience, seems to have faded t and become hazy just like the sun in an Erie winter sky. This letdown happens every year and I know it's a temporary thing. Normally, I bury myself in academics forcing them to create a kind of inspirational motivation of their own which will keep me sufficiently occupied until the phase passes, ; But. somehow, this year is different. As a senior facing graduation, I realize that I can't afford the luxury of "the horse with blinders" tactic I've used in the past. I know that a logical resolution to the events of the last three years has to be plotted and played out. But doing so is a rather difficult task; perceiving options, making decisions and finalizing plans being just a few of the mental processes involved. -<% i. Questions like, "Can or should I go to graduate school? What job could I secure now? What would I like to do? If I do go to graduate school, which one? What will I specialize in?" constantly arise and seem to increase in number daily. Consequently, I am, at present, rather confused and p find myself somewhat distracted from the immediate task ate hand, namely getting through the term with a sense of satisfaction toward the work accomplished. As dismal as this present state may be, I can see a light at the end of the tunnel. When I first came to Mercy hurst I chose to make the experience a positive one. I know

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The Buoy Restaurant

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By John Wolper What's new at Erie's finest seafood restaurant? Aside from the tine cuisine offered by The Buoy, the visiting patron will be delighted with the enhancement of the restaurant's interior. Recently, the restaurant (located at 4 State Street, at Erie's Public Dock) underwent the replacement of its carpeting and refurbishment
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John Wolper of its existing decor. Frequent visitors of The Buoy will notice a healthier glow, not drastic changes. The warmth and charm that has always -been a distinct trademark of The Buoy remains firmly intact. These subtle modifications are indeed desirable and a welcome change. Not only did the new year bring a brighter look to The Buoy, but it's competent manager; Ester Fromknecht has also changed with the new year. Fromknecht felt it was time for a change, both for The Buoy and her health. Congratulations on both successes Ester! Many. times we patronize restaurants that offer either good

food, good service, and a pleasant atmosphere. Without hesitation, I can tell you that The 5Buoy restaurant possesses all three of these desirable attributes in abundance. The mark of a j truly top eatery is being able to offer all three of these sought after qualities consistently. For {those loyal customers .who dine year round at The Buoy, many of whom eat lunch there daily (dinner less frequently), will agree that eating at The Buoy is a worthy experience, worthy of their patronage. £ Somehow, somewhere, and at some time many local residents perceived' that The Buoy restaurant with its fine selections of fresh seafood, beef; chicken, and sandwich items, was too expensive for their walletspocketbooks. Let me state that this impression is entirely untrue. The luncheon and dinner, menus are designed to fit everyone's budget. An appreciation of fine food, attractively served in a nautical atmosphere with a panoramic view can fbe appreciated by all, not just a select clientele. Erie has such a restaurant in The Buoy! Luncheon specials begin at $2.25, with dinner entrees beginning at $5.95. These prices do not close the door on anyone. I find myself spending more for lunch at fast food restaurants than the luncheons offered Stby*The^ Buoy. Of course, many patrons think that served lunch takes too much time. The Buoy realizes that most of its guests have less than one hour, second they do a great job of getting you* in and out at your request. You are never pushed or rushed into "moving along"; only at

Fine food, friendly service, and a unique decor make The Buoy one of the area's most popular seafood restaurants. your convenience. Dinner is even more enjoyable, the quiet serene atmosphere creates a setting of contentment. 5 I had the distinct pleasure of dining with Coach Tony DeMeo, a celebrity in the world of football. Coach DeMeo's philosophy is truly a wonder. I found in his appreciation of The Buoy's cuisine, extending far beyond his career jargon, a} delightful account of historic comparisons to many other culinary delights. "Gee, this is great," "zesty, "tangy", "super service," "THIS IS THE BESTnONE YET!," were comments oozing freely from a man who is excitable only in the presence of great moments. This portion of the article is not meant as a testamonial, but a play-by-play account from an individual who appreciates great food, anytime, anywhere. This appreciation is shared by Coach DeMeo's wife JoAnn. They both have, had 'warm and memorable experiences at The
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Moist, flaky and buttery are simple words for a simple description of a great seafood tradition. A bountiful portion served on a sizzling platter accompanied by the best home style chunk potatoes (served in a;side-dish) gave way to the unique style that is The Buoy restaurant. It's a great pleasure to find a restaurant that knows how to treat seafood! Seafood requires careful attention from the moment it is purchased,, and finally its service toj the table. Most restaurants fail to treat; fresh seafood in this manner. Perhaps this is the reasoning behind limitations in offering a wide selection from the ocean. This fear is put to. rest when one dines at Erie's finest seafood restaurant. Fromknecht, a 25-plus-year veteran of; the restaurant trade, knows how to treat seafood.*This should come as i no j surprise to local Erieites who frequently eat at The Buoy. Stone crockware, oversized drinks, table lanterns with mini anchors, cracked butter boats (in the shape of a dinghy) and a well tuned serving staff will further guarantee a successful lunch, or a night out, all packaged in a gracious as ? well as 9 affordable manner. A;: great place to take guests, friends, relatives, or even

yourself for that special occasion or event. Perhaps you just feel like pampering yourself and seek a haven _to accommodate these sudden desires. Great appetizers, great entrees, soups*and salads, and fabulous sweets, are all a part of The Buoy's offerings. I've found their food (on several visits) just great. In fact, not one item that I've ever tried has been less than great. The Buoy is open year round with minor adjustments in winter hours of service. For lunch, The Buoy is open MondaySaturday from 11:00-3:00 p.m., and* dinner Monday-Thursday from 5:00-10:00 p.m., with Friday and Saturday serving until'11:00 p.m. The Buoy remains closed on Sunday only during the winter months and resumes Sunday meal i service for dinner (4-9 p.m.) the first Sunday after Easter, (April 10). Parking is never a problem at 1 the Buoy. S This year, The Buoy restaurant is the proud recipient* of the distinguished Triple AAA dining award, making The Buoy restaurant the only Erie restaurant to be exclusively recommended by this travel society. Reservations are strongly suggested, but not necessary. Major credit cards are See Food page 7

By Laura Ruby v Well, we're about three weeks into the new year-what does that say for the film industry? Better yet, what does 1984 hold for the film industry? 'j 1. In 1983, we saw such films as Return of the Jedi, Tooisie, Flashdance, Stay in* Alive, The Big Chill, Easy Money, Terms of Endearment, Psycho II, Scarface, Sudden Impact, Silkwood and Yentl. These are just a handful of the many movies that are. produced yearly, only a select few becoming block-busters. The million-dollar special effects seemed to keep the movie Return of the Jedi alive.- And speaking of Stayin' Alive, is John Travolta ready for Annie or what? His performance as Tony Manero showed once again his limited acting ability. What about



limited ability. Jennifer Beals may not have had the fancy footwork, but her charismatic character in Flashdance was a "smash" for the box office. The box office took a smash with the production Easy Money, a film obviously intended for Rodney Dangerfield fans only. "Rappin Rodney" had better find another way to get respect. Also in 1983,, we saw Dust in Hoffman 'become a; "she" in Tootsie and Barbara 'Streisand become aT"He" in Yentl. Both may have hidden their sexual identities, but not their power to capture their audience and dominate the screen. As for domination, what "shot up" the screen in Scarface and Sudden Impact may have been a little too violent for the mass audience. But Clint Eastwood still continues to



have a large number of fans and as for Al P a c i n o , h e 's outstanding! Emotional impact sure pulled in the audience in Terms of Endearment. Jack Nicholson and Shirley MacLaine are perfect examples of "The oldies being the goodies." But - in the past few years many young actors and actresses have made their marks, one being Meryl Streep. Although Silkwood didn't cover too much of the nuclear side of the subject matter, the talent fulfilled the plot enough to make the movie entertaining. |The 1983 film, The Big Chill, certainly was different from any of the films already mentioned. The director, producer combined excellent talent and an intriguing plot with a bit of psychology. As the characters went through introspection and analysis, so did

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enough money to produce their own shows. Will this be too much competition for the film companies, or simply a healthy challenge? Will box office profits decrease drastically? 1 My opinion is that as long; as % thefilmindustry continues to produce quality, entertaining films, they'll survive. Big stars, humor, emotion, and special effects all attract audiences. ; i Film content for 1984? Your guess is as good as mine. But I'll keep going to see the films when they are released. Everyone needs a release from their hard-working busy schedules. And what better way to escape reality than through the "Silver Screen," i

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the audience. But does an audience prefer to think or to sit back and be entertained? It seems as though "fad films" are becoming nothing more than a passing phase. A variety is now being offered to film audiences. Horror flicks such as Psycho II seem to be "going down the drain." (no pun intended). But film fads have proven to be effective profit-makers. ' 'With Cable becoming more popular, * people can see these blockbuster films at home. They may have to wait 6 months or so, but it saves about $4.00 a ticket plus popcorn expenses. Some of the premium services, such as Home Box Office, are acquiring


First In A Series

By Martha Camp EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is part one of a series* on the assessments and views of the 1983-84 Mercyhurst Student Government as seen by MSG President Dave Robinson. Q. What is your assessment of student government this year? It's!; great. I think its the best government we've ever had. At the meetings the different committees have a chance to spend that extra 15 minutes that we would have spent talking amongst all of us. We let the committees work'on whatever they're assigned to work on. And then the committees, J during committee updates,: get to present whatever it was that they worked on from the week before. What it has done is, rather than having one-hour meetings where you get: maybe a half-hours work done, we have maybe half-hour meetings and we get an hour's worth of work done. This has helped all around. Our attendance is really good. We never seem to have a problem. At the beginning and toward the end of the year last year, we did have a couple problems if you remember, with quorums and stuff like that, but we were missing it by like one, two. But once we got our new reps elected, with freshman reps and all that,*and once we got our full government body together, we haven't had any problems since-then. Everybody has pretty much had a little input here and there. And, whenever we do hit an issue-this week, now we've started to work on some constitutional revisions, the constitutional Revision Committee that's headed by Missy Hurlburt ijhas been meeting throughout the year. They've been trying to decipher because the constitution we've been going by, has been updated, but it was never recompiled, and put back together with all the revisions. So, what they've had to do is go through all the minutes of the past meetings for the last two years and find out exactly when they did pass a new revision and when they might have dropped sometling or added something. The committee finally got an idea of where we stood today, and now they're starting to decide how we want to look tomorrow. And the first thing that's in the agenda that we started last week was dropping club and organization reps. The philosophy behind dropping the club and organization reps is that it leads to double and triple representation. Now, that means that, if you're a Computer Science major, and you're in the ski club, and you're a commuter, you have your commuter rep, you have your computer science rep and you have, now, a dub rep which would be your ski club rep. So, that person has three reps whereas somebody whose a Apolitical science major

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who lives :here at school, and that's it, doesn't belong to organizations, they have their resident rep, which every resident has, and they have their major rep. It gives them extra reps, than other people. What they're trying to do is trim things down so that equal representation is afforded to everyone. Now, we don't take ourselves so seriously in the student government to think that lobby blocs are going to build and people are going to get together and form little blocs here and vote in this and that. Things have run pretty much so far, in my experience, by consensus in, the government, then things operate a lot better. Everybody's either agreed on something or somebody's brought up a valid point which has shifted the opinion. And, aside from that, that's the smoothest function that I can see once we get a consensus in the government, then thing operate a lot better. L The lecture series, jwe didn't have any problems with. Our special' projects committee has been handling that. They handle the receptions, ithey handle the tickets, posters and the publicity. We have a committee to take care of the bus as far as scheduling, things like that. It is needed when you have different orders coming in from different areas of the school, and everybody wants to know when it is available. So, we have people to jjtake care of that. We have an Activities Day Committee that was just formed, and Kathy O'Conner and Karen Gens run that. From what they've been saying, they've been getting fairly steady turnout of about five or six people that keep showing up to the meetings. It's real, early Still, and Activities'Day isn't till May. So, as the time gets closer, we'll get more input. Q. Obviously, you think that the quality of the MSG meetings is good. Do yon like the new system of shorter meetings and longer committee meetings? Yes. The only thing that I would complain - about that I would like to see is more people that aren't elected reps in student government." I mean people that are just' students, that have some attitude towards something or some concern about something to come to the meeting and voice their opinion. Most of the things that we've been doing have been setting up services like the Transport Service to go home for the people that live in New York, 1 and different things like that. We're* pretty much setting up something new and providing a service. We haven't gotten too much into issues or concerns because unless I-see something and I can bring it to the meeting, one of those other 25 or 30 people can see something and come to the meeting, then you're kind of limited. But if other people would come in the meetings, just walk in from wherever they are, and say listen, this is bothering me, what can you do about this? I've handled a lot of that stuff one to one with people that have come in the Office and said they had a problem with this thing, checking it out, or what's going on here, what's going on there. That's my favorite part-to be able to tell somebody like that, and be able to do something for somebody, through this position! Q. Since your officer core was all new this year, do yon feel that this has been beneficial or detrimental to your government? Well-both ways. On a personal level, its kind of hard to take for four or five people from it totally different areas of the school, where you knew everybody before, but you never were involved with them on a very deep level. Everybody's got their own friends and their things that they do and people that J they have things in common with. We have five people from totally different areas thrown together at the end of last year and expected to run a government that had been set up over years, to run pretty smoothly. That had a lot of burden on the officer core, because swe meet twice a week and we're here every day and run everything on a dayto-day i basis. The reps pretty much tell us what to do and then we have the job of doing it through the week. It's really hard to take five people that have hardly anything in common and that didn't know each other too'well before iand throw» them together and expect everything to run smooth. Of course, we ran into some difficulties in the beginning, but we did wind up working flight to New Jersey. So, to take advantage of those cheap flights to New Jersey, we had the bus. We came up with the idea to set up the Holiday Transport Service to take thole people to the > airport, send them home and then pick them up when they get back. It is a nice convenience. The other things are like the Video Room. Last year, the previous government passed a resolution to spend out of our Capital improvements for the Union to buy a large screen TV set* So, we bought the large screen TV set. Then, it was pretty much like what are we going to do with this? This is a nice investment and its something that's worthwhile, so over the summer again (that's one of the things where being here Over the summer helped a lot) they moved all the music room out of that area in Zurn. So, I spoke with Dr. Garvey and convinced him that we could make better use of this room than anybody else. So, we built it. It took a long time, because of different deals here and there but we finally got the room finished. We have a'.place for the TV set.-Now, that room can be used like the Back Porch Cafe is used by*many different groups around campus and offcampus, too, for little functions and meetings and things like that. The Video Room now offers us our own meeting room where our committees can meet, we can hold receptions there, SAC can have their movies there, and we can get good use out of the TV set. We can also open it up, which we have, to the community, so that,

Dave Robinson ^ there's meeting rooms available at the school when other rooms are booked. Now we have another meeting area where the school can meet.j. We can also, with the TV set, can take advantage of the massive amount of videos that can be used for learning instruments. With the Supreme Court decision to take things off the TV set we can take ^things from PBS now and use .them discreetly for classroom enhancement. A good example, we taped the entire Vietnam series. Now, Erisman and some of the other Political Science teachers can use parts of it for their class to emphasize this point or that point. So, a class can go to the Video Room rather than be all cramped up in a screening room in Media Services. f The Alumni* were using the large screen TV over the summer to show the Mercyhurst film. Now, rather than moving the TV around, we have one place and they can just come there and see r The freshman, during orient ation, saw the same film, and we moved the TV around.- Now, we've got one place where people can pop in and see this. The possibilities ; for use are only limited by your imagination. You can use that room for just about anything.



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There will be a new spirit under the new leadership of the new chairman Board of Trustees here at Mercyhurst College. Attorney William C. Sennett has been elected as chairman of the board, and brings with him a long history of leadership. Soon after his election, Sennett publically announced a three point plan to be put into effect immediately.-The plan calls for the continuation of the $5 million capital-raising campaign, the appointment'of committees'to up* date the "Master Plan" of the college, andfinallyto strengthen the board and its method of operation. " '. * President of the college, Dr. William P. .Garvey was pleased with the election. "He (Sennett) is a veteran trustee, a twelve-year created by previous Board Chairman, Jane Theuerkauf." Sennett, who was appointed to the board of trustees in 1972, was previously a member of the Board of Associates at-the college. He has also served on State administrative and advisory boards member and therefore has an ex- and has been recognized for his cellent perspective of how things accomplishments and standing in stand. He is respected and is the legal profession. known as a fair man. The college Also elected by the Board of is fortunate to have man of such caliber and the intelligence of Sen- Trustees was Albert F. Duval, as nett." Garvey also hopes Sennett vice-chairman and Sister Eustace can • 'continue** the momentum Taylor as secretary.
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weekly meetings^ every Monday for the publication, and Carla morning at 10 a.m. A calendar of Anderson, external affairs intern. events and weekly reports of ac- All day Friday they work on the tivities withini the respective publication so that it is ready to be departments are a few of the items distributed each Monday}. morndiscussed. These meetings have ing. Daly said, "It is a team efbeen taking place since late-Oc- fort. We are our three hardest tober, and the topics discussed are critics. So far their work has been beneficial to | coordinating J the paying off with positive response newsletter and calendar.t "The from the college personnel. "But, Monday morning meetings serve many people are still waiting to as a check and balance system for see ifdt can prove itself, and rethe upcoming events as well as a main consistent with its title," clarification session on college Daly commented. procedure." Daly said. Another supporter of the proContained in the newsletter are ject is Dr. William P. Garvey. featured news items, a life at Mer- "This was needed at the college cyhurst, and general announce- for a long time." He selected the ment sections. "It is part of an at- External Affairs department tractive three-package deal which because,' 'they are the pipeline of includes the newsletter, weekly all the events that take place at calendar and a tablet designed to Mercyhurst." help college personnel when subAlthough the newsletter is mitting items," Daly said. distributed to faculty, staff! and The newsletter is by no means administration, anyone interested competition for The Merciad in seeing the Monday Morning because it is not a student- Newsletter and calendar can get a oriented publication, she added, copy in the External Affairs 4. • t ? Working with Daly on the office. publication is Rebecca Martin The deadline for submitting all Porter, assistant to the director of calendar events and news items is public relations and senior writer noon on Wednesdays. Laker spirit will come alive at m wmmmm w * Pilpi mmthe second annual spirit contest on February 1 and 4, according to Housing and Safety Director, sss s» Phyllis Aiello. " ] K&S* sOn Wednesday and Friday, ss students will pound the bleachers, paint their faces and cheer the £&&£ Laker basketball team to victory ipijilil Friday sHteNp^^«™ against' Pitt Bradford and rival mm Gannon University. ;ss H D W ID M i l H B H i Mis mi While the Laker basketball SSiSiiS Efle, m 16509 team will be competing for a vicPhone 864-0150 tory, each dormitoryfloorwill be competing for the first prize which is the team's choice of food to be served at their victory party. At the end of the two day event, a panel of judges will select the 21st & BROWN AVE. team which has expressed the •' OPEN . ) greatest Laker spirit. Dorm floors who are interested Mon.-Thurs.: 9:80 A.M. to 9:30 P. in participating in the spirit conFri.-Sit.: 9:30 A.M. to 10:00 P.M. test should contact Phyllis Aiello, { 459-8109 director of housing and safety on the secondfloorof Old Main. Home Delivery* Last year third floor McAley We Specialize In Keg Beer captured the spirit title. A member of that team was "Crazy Drive Thru 9 Dave ' Armstrong. THE MERCIAD
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p.m. at the Motherhouse. The chicken wings on Tuesday, Motherhouse is the large building January 31 from 8 to 10 p.m. It's on the right at the end of the Mer- all you can eat for $2.50. * cy Walkway between the campus Bike Raffle and St. Mark's Center. A $200 Schwinn World Tourist Rental Skis Ten Speed is being raffled off to Available * V benefit Sister Eymard's Cancer Twenty sets of cross-country skis Research. Tickets are 50 cents are available for rental to each, or three for $1. Stop by 211 members of the Mercyhurst com- Main to purchase tickets. munity from Janet4 Price in the Aerobics Classes Campus Center. The price is $3 The Mercyhurst Wellness, Profor a 24-hour period, or $6 for the gram is sponsoring aerobics for weekend. Contact price at ext. 225 the Mercyhurst community. The for more information. cost is $5 per term. Classes are Skiing Instruction held on Monday, Wednesday, and The Physical Education;, Depart- Friday from noon to 1 p.m. in the ment is offering basic instruction Campus Center and on Tuesday, in crosscountry skiing for Thursday and Sunday from 8 to 9 members of the Mercyhurst com- p.m. in the Blue Room. For informunity. Classes will ;meet on mation, or to join contact Janet Wednesdays at 4 p.m. in the Cam- Price at ext. 225. pus Center. For more information Convalescent Home contact Janet Price at ext. 225.

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

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Inquire in Campus Ministry if interested in visiting local convalescent homes during the Winter Term. Transportation for visits is provided.


Co-op Session
There will be a Co-op Information Session at 11 a.m. in the Heritage Room on^Wednesday, February 1.

Discussion Group .
An informal discussion group is being formed to pursue the question: "What is Time?" There's no charge, and all are invited to participate. Contact Bud Brown is 2 2 3 P r e s t o n forfi m o r e information.

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By Greg Yoko When the Mercyhurst basketball team takes to the road for a game, it's strike one. When they have an off night and don't play as a team strike two. And when you lose your poise, it's strike three and you're out! r All three factors were present when the Lakers traveled to Ashland, Ohio to challange the Eagles rof Ashland College, and the result was a 73-55 disappointing loss. Mercyhurst lost their, fifth road outing in seven attempts with the defeat, and watched their record dip to 8-7' t , . jj I The first half of the game was a struggle for both clubs. The Eagles controlled the pace of the contest with a slow deliberate offense. This gave the Lakers a tempo which they aren't accustomed. The score at intermission reflected the problems which both clubs were having,, The 'Hurst was down by one, 22-21. "We played well defensively and struggled offensively in the first half," explained Mercyhurst

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coach Bill Kalbaugh, "I; was extremely confident going into the second half, But we immediately dug ourselves a hole to start the half. Everytime we committed a turnover, there, were three, they (Ashland) coverted on every turnover, We went from one down to ten." > 4 * vV x The Eagles did start the second session on fire. Brian Miles, who finished with 18 points, hit four straight buckets and led Ashland as the hosts connected on 74 percent (17-23) of their shots in the final stanza, But, the Mercyhurst Lakers did manage to stay in the ballgame. "We were down by six with 2:40 to go and still a chance to win the game," Kalbaugh elaborated. ' 'This is where ^ felt we completely lost our'poise. We took bad shots, we had no floor balance, consequently we weren't in rebounding position and we got outscored 14-4.'* The final margin of 18 points was the largest of the game, which grew as the Lakers fouled in their

The members of the Laker swiwming team recently combined their efforts to swim over 30 miles in two hours in the First Annual Laker Swim-A-Thon... Each of the 11 swimmers participating had a goal of swimming over 200 lengths each to raise additional funds for upcoming training opportunities and to purchase training equipment. £The participants raised the money by soliciting pledge donations for. each length completed. The total number of lengths reached was 2138. Head Coach Tom Jones and the Mercyhurst Lakers Varsity Swim Team wish to thank everyone involved.

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Students can pick up their I ticket for the Feb. 4 MERCYHURST - GANNON basketball game star-„ „ ting ' Monday, January 30 in Egan Lounge between 11:30 a.m. -1 p.m. No tickets will be sold at i the door and * no students will receive their ticket'without an ID card. ( Tickets may also be purchased at the Campus Center between 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. starting Monday. | ^Faculty members administration • also pick up their ticket * at' the Lounge between 11:30 a.m. -1 p.m.

attempt to get back into the contest The Blue and Green did manage to have four players score in double figures. Junior Jon Berkeley 4 paced thes Hurst with 14, and juniors John Green and Rodney Coffield accounted for 12 apiece. Sophs Marty Cams hit for ten markers while also leading the team with eight rebounds. Asked about the season at this point, Kalbaugh had this to say: "We are 8-7.1 thought we'd be a little better in all honesty, but we have 12 games to go. We are still in good position to really have a good season. ; We have to play with a heck of a lot more intensity than we did at Ashland. % I think February will be a very good month for us, "the mentor continued, after Coppin State, we have five out of the next six games games at home. That is very important for us." The Lakers return to the Campus^ Center next Wednesday, February 1, when they host PittBradford. The next contest is scheduled for the following Saturday when the Golden Knights of Gannon University invade |the 'Hurst home.


Rodney Coffield * Mercyhurst vs. Ashland M.V.P. 12 points, six assists, and four steals.

Laker Swim Team Sets Nine Records
f by Stephanie Hultberg The Mercyhurst .Lakers Swim Team made an excellent showing against the Fighting Scots of Edinboro, but were outnumbered in the end, 51-45, to drop the loss at the 'Boro pool last Tuesday evening. * £j Head Coach Tom Jones commented, "We swam very well... I was very pleased with the way everyone swam." Nine new school records were

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|J Good News! The NCAA has decided to accept the proposal to expand the Division III football playoff structure. ; Instead of the previous system where only eight teams were invited to participate, now 16 teams will enter the championship round. This would mean that four teams from the four regions will be table to enter the drive to be number one in the country. Last year the Mercyhurst team ended sixth in the region. Obviously, Laker coach Tony DeMeo is happy about the switch. The only possible drawback to the expansion is the extended schedule. Under the new format, the 1984 championship would begin Sunday, November. 17, with first round games and finally conclude on December 8 with the final championship contest.

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