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V0LJ58 NO. 6

OCTOBER 26,1984

New trimester calendar proposed

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president and Bill Petrella, Al Sattler, iThe college administration submit- Palmer said that the new calender wil ted a new calender proposal this week coordinate "just as easy" with the Villa and Barb Sayers; representatives, opinions £ began | seeking student's to the Mercyhurst Student Government j Maria College calender. f Many of the nursing majors here at regarding f thegtrimester-semester and to the College Senate Committee. I ![ c o n f l i c t i n g issue. William P. Garvey, president of Mer- Mercyhurst I h a v e cyhurst College, said, "The ad- schedules due to the differences in the § However, the committee would like ministration will stay with the 4-3-3 academic calenders. Therefore, they to present students with all options. £ To make it a complete survey, calender as long as the college com- are not able to coordinate their Songer said, they will poll students g « munity supports it." $ 4 vacations. | . .. FALIi Other advantages include starting again next week and include the new Academic Dean, Dr. David Palmer I I TERM said, "The 4-3-3 calender is a popular earlier in September and ending earlier proposal. Songer said, they began polling and workable choice at Mercyhurst."1 in May. Also, more time is allotted betSeptember 4-November 21 | residents insBaldwin Hall and MerThe newly proposed 4-3-3 calender ween terms. Monday, Wednesday and Friday Two major obstacles of converting cyhurst Apartments earlier this week. allows for further -development of the g Classes - 70 minutes j j Students had the option of selecting to a semester calender include the present calender, he added. $. Tuesday, Thursday Classes -100 Palmer admits that "it would be too limitations of space and the inflexibili- the present trimester calender or the minutes + alternative semester schedule. - % £ difficult to open up a semester^ ty of scheduling courses and faculty. Four Classes Taken As a result of the new proposal, MSG The students polled Indicated they calender at Mercyhurst." || Fall Weekend Included Advantages of the proposed postponed its survey which they were preferred the present system. About *•? 90 percent favored trimesters, while 10 calender are consistency with other in- conducting this week. I WINTER Four members of MSG, Pat Songer; percent opted for semesters, Songer stitutions in the Erie community. stated. J TERMl Upon receiving the new proposal, December 2-February 21 the MSG committee decided to | H December 3-20, discontinue the survey at that point. Classes December 21 -January 6, "We want to acquire proper informaChristmas Break jypn." Songer said. "Thalls whaLouj; MorrdayTWedneStfaTarra FTfaa; survey was trying to 6o£*&$ ]***? j Classes - 80 minutes The MSG president; expects to obTuesday, Thursday Classes -115 tain valid results before Thanksgiving. minutes By Lori Martin participate. Time is the important element. The Mercyhurst Student GovernStudents interested in attending the Therefore, Songer wants to "act on the ment was aproached by Dr. William P. conference should contact the MSG issue now." f SPRING 1 Garvey, president of the college, to Conference. The result of the survey will be hand^t 0 |TERM donate between $15, 000 and $25,000 Also, students who need transporta- ed down to the college^Senate. In turn, towards the capital fund drive. make tion to Cleveland, Buffalo, or Pitt- t h e S e n a t e w i l l . March 10-May 15 |tt has not been decided how much sburgh for the holidays should sign up recommendations. i \ t Easter Break the same money MSG will contribute overall. in the MSG office. J| However, if Songer believes he is not However, this year MSG says it will The nex£'MSG meeting will be held getting a fair shake in the Senate, he give $6,000 but will not commit itself on Sunday, October 28 at 7:30 p.m. in will go directly fto the college fortthe other two years. I 114Zurni I president. £j The money MSG donates will be put into a restricted fund. MSG is not being forced to donate but "Giving would help us out with the administration," MSG President Pat Songer said. In other MSG business, the academic honesty proposal which was The Master Plan called If or 48|perBy Naomi Romanchok First of a sent to the Senate last year was sent On|the other hand, a higher percenseries i cent of the student ^population to be tage of commuters requires less camback to the government for further Increasing male enrollment and pur- male£ fe. revision. •- 3 pus housing. ,£ 1 The? statistics of the {present ^^^ chasing Sesler apartments are two of The proposal -was drawn up to Some commuters do choose to the objectives achieved the past three freshmen class show the college fell reside on campus. About* 30 Erie reduce cheating. Students caught and a half years through the Master short of its goal. 5 | f | cheating on a test or paper accounting residents live on campus. | 1 Plan. H Forty-four percent are males while for 20 percent or more of the course More|housing became a necessity Reviewing the Master Plan Indicates 56 percent are females. These figures during thefpast three-years as the grade, the student would receive a 0.0 a good percentage of the proposals are comparable! with national college number of out-of-town students confor the course. ?• f have been carried out on time4"It was averages of 53 percent female and 47 tinued to rise. tjSTests or term papers worth less than £•• |i a wish list, a hope list, a dream list," percent*male. f* f 20 percent, the student would receive The college purchased the Sesler Mercyhurst College|President William ^Other aspects pertaining to the com- and Baldwin apartments and spent a 0.0 on that particular test or paper. P. Garvey said. | | -*m§ $ position of the student body reveals one million dollars for both complexes. The faculty found faults with the prou We|hoped tofaccomplish seventy the college is becoming more posal. Therefore, an MSG committee Increasing enrollment and housing percent of it and we're fdoing residential. will revise it* facilities!were|two of the priorities reasonably well," he added.*: | I Currently, about 700 students live on revealed through the Mastef Plan. | MSG proposed not to accept the lab Upon becoming president of the col- campus. Sixty percent live in college (However, academics also played a hours proposal. It was suggested that lege four years ago, Dr. Garvey looked housing with another 10 percent in off vital part in the future of |the college. it remain open through winter term. down the road and made short range campus housing. | & Last week, Dr. David Palmer, In terms of faculty, 40 percent hold projections dealing with the future of While thelnumberfof residents has doctorate degrees. This figure is close Academic Dean of the college, extendthe college. increased|the number of commuters to the 50 percent| projection s t a t e c * ed lab hours from 10 p.m. to 11 p.m. The basic purpose off the Master has decreased by 30 percent! I f f '•-•% The student governments has-been three and a h a I f| years ago.jt J|g§|l h Plan was to "give a sense of direction fGarveyl looks at this fact with "mixed |The fMaster Plarf^also attained invited to the United Nations Conin what we hoped to do," Garvey said. blessings.'! More residents^ create a another^ goal in terms o f | fullftime ference in New York. * g | | The conference will take £ place in 1 Increasing the male ratio was once a better campus life and a more|trad§j faculty members* AUthe present time, hope, but now it is a reality. tional college, he said. April. Eight students will be allowed to 80 percent are full time.





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OCTOBER 26,1984

WMCY celebrates fourth birthday
By Greg Hernandez 4 Four years ago on Monday October 29, the campus radio station, WMCY, aired its first program & j The s t a t i o n w i l l be celebrating its birthday on Monday at 9p.m. in the Student Union with a special program examining the station's progress. WMCY will also bej providing free birthday cake and punch between the hours of 9-11 p.m. The station will be broadcasting live during this time. | According to Faculty Advisor Steve Curcio, this Is the first time anything like this has been attempted by the radio station. The reason for the party, he said,"It gets us out of the studio and makes us more visible to the students.' | It was on this date at 9 p.m. when Curcio aired "War of the Worlds," a radio drama by H.G. Roth director of the communications department * at the time, and Dr. David Palmer, •'', director of jit he humanities department. «& Dr. Palmer and Roth said the college hired Curcio to get the station on its feet. C The home of the penguin, as It is now called, was first | located on the second floor of the library. * However, Richard Ragan, present director of the communications department said the first roots of (he station were developed from an affiliation with WOLN-FM. j WMCY* is^jno longdr affiliated with WQLN.-Rather, it has developed itself into a c o m m u n i c a t i o n t o o l for students. J WMCY has experienced developmental changes during the past two years. In 1982, the station relocated to the basement of Baldwin Hall. Rennovations totaling $14,000 allowed the department to consolidate Itself under one roof. Its been almost a year and a half now since WMCY has occupied the premises of Baldwin basement! f f Ragan believes "we're making progress." Ragan told The Merciad the? news" department has been a positive addition to WMCY. Access to the-Associated Press adds national and International news to our local campus news, Ragan added. "The variety of programm ing is where the potential of growth lies," Curcio said. WMCY provides its listeners with hard rock, new wave, the top 40, Laker football games and the Pittsburgh Pirates. The voice of Mercyhurst College is an alternative to colege radio. \

Dean explains academic policies
By Naomi Romanchok Today, O c t o b er 26, academic progress reports are due in the registrar's office. According to Academic Dean, Dri David Palmer, the purpose of the progess reports is "to inform students and their advisors of any problem in a particular student's activity in a class." Progress reports are Issued when a student's work is not up to their abilities. Progress reports are a "warning to perk up. and do b e t t e r in class work," Palmer said. They warn students who may at this point have a failing grade. * The dean believes progress reports are up as "a piece of y Information for the student's benefit." t It may be the middle of fall term but winter course schedules will be available in mid-November. Registration takes place November 19 and

When a case is brought to him by a student,; the dean seeks the course syllabus "to determine a precise, clear indication of the grading scale." After he talks to the student, the dean approaches the faculty member involved. This whole process probably takes a week. \ Only once in five years has a If \ ff case been so extreme that it Wells. needed to be taken to the | The inception of a radio staAcademic Policy Committee. tion was developed by Andrew



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By Debbie Hlson -|. The room will hold 15-20 one year trial basis. . Last Sunday, the newly conrSincer a video room* was people ,comfortably" Clcon s t r u c t e d v i d e o r o o m needed, the commuter lounge stated. ^ * & premiered the first movie in located in the Back Porch Some of the new items purits j new location.| It is now Cafe, was designated as the chased last year for the room located on the west side of new location. will be moved to the new locathe Back Porch Cafe. "The administration has tion. These items' include a The video room had to be been very helpful with all the sofa, a love seat, two large relocated "from its previous problems* and satisfying all bean bags, and two small bean ggg& site to accommodate the our needs," Pat Songer, MSG bags. 20. hz&&* i graphic arts department. president said. ? Palmer explains that "the An agreement with MerThe video room will house systematic approach taken by cyhurst College President the large screen television. "It Sr. Marcia has i made the William P. Garvey and the stu- will be a secure place to keep whole process smoother." dent government was made the equipment", said MareeJ First, the foundation and last year. Dr. Garvey allowed Lynn Cicon, director offthe distribution core courses are~j MSG to utilize the room for a Student Union. secured for availablity purposes. Next, department directors" are consulted fn Pa. State Insp. Brakes & Exhaust Work order to work out major course schedules. * '•. The dean then checks to insure there are proper numbers 3018 State Street of evening classes being offered. He also determines the 3258 Pine Avenue 455-6119 { total of interdisciplinary and Erie, Pa. 16504I senior core courses available. | 454-4133 |2 Also followed up on are the length of classes. "We usually 10% OFF to all Mercyhurst students stop classes at 3 p.m. so they ONE with proper ID I j£. don't interfere with scheduled LARGE CHEESE Tires Lube, Oil & Filter activities," Palmer said. J PIZZA WITH 2 ADDITIC The dean also ^ has to ITEMS DELIVERED FREE TO balance the faculty course YOUR DORM OR APARTMENT load. In the final stages, he Is responsible for smoothing out any other rough edges In the proposed schedule. ~:> Palmer said a'course will s . not be cancelled until the second or third class is^held. Cancellation occurs when less than seven students attend a Apply for your own Fashion Bug Charge Card non-major course. s On the topicfi of grade apnow... get a 1 0 % discount coupon later. peals, the dean admits he probably getsr'one a term". Fashion Bug Plus located in Millcreek Mall Palmer claims that students have the "right to appeal".
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The Montgomery Room, located at the entrance of the library! is now open until 2:30 a.m. to a c c o m m o d a t e students who need a room to study after the library closes at 11 p.m. Two w e e k s a g o , ' B i l l Petrella, an MSG representative, suggested the room remain open for 24 hours. Mercy hurst College President William PJGarvey acted on the proposal JHowever, he did not allowjthe room to remain open for 24 i hours for security reasons. It is "not wise" for students to be in that area of the college at that time of the morning without adequate security, Garvey commented. f Wilbur Sydow, director of security, said security offices have been instructed to fill out a report regarding any misuse of the room. During the past two weeks, acts of vandalism have not occurred in the room, according to Sydow. i However, misuse of the room will result with privileges being revoked. There has not been an overwhelming demand for use of the room, Sydow said. % In 1971, the room was used specifically as a study area, Joan Cooper, director of the Jim Markiewicz (left) and Fr. Chuck Schmitt (right), in a scene from library said. "No Exit." J B "i '• » 3 Jr

Creativity subject Ij of last I ABC meeting
By Shane Brown i "Disciplined creativity^ or can creativity be learned" was a question posed to the Mercyhurst chapter of the International A s s o c i a t i o n of Business Communicators last Wednesday at the Erie HiltonS Barbara Smith, senior vice president off Bursonmar Stellar, the largest public relations firm in the United _States,demonstrated^ various forms* of^fcreativity through many mediums. JR "Creativity is discipline and can be improved and learned," Smith said. Fear^of rejection is the one force which prohibits students from exhibiting their creativity, she added. "Once one has overcome this fear and his idea is heard, others may build off it or use it.":Smith commented. " ^ Reinforcement and building on) ideas are two important factors which shape one's creativity. Smith provided rules for the disciplined creative process. She said, the problem must be identified and establish some criteria to the solution. at Creativity must be kept moving, according to Smith. One must be a constant^ observer willing to solve a problem. Smith was the first speaker to attend an IABC meeting. Pam Ekert, marketing director at Erie Cablevisiongjwill highlight the November 5 meeting at 8:15:p.m. in the basement of Baldwin.

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By Laura Ruby fa finds himself existing in the | Opening October 26th | at world. Existentialism stresses Mercyhurst College's Little the freedom and responsibility Theatre is Jean-Paul Sartre's of the individual. "No Exit." Starring in the per? Schmitt said the play deals formance are Jim Markiewicz with the fact that "We make and Father Chuck Schmitt of our own hell. We have a fear of campus ministry. losing contact with the earth |§"No-£ Exit'f is a modern and a fear that our place in morality play whose three history will be what it should main characters are contem- be instead of what we want it porary human beings con- to be." The climax of the play humans demned to a new and different arises when the discover each other and the kind of hell. 1 Schmitt, who portrays way in which their sins are to f Joseph Garsan, tone of the be punished. condemned humans, said the ^ilThe performance, translated play r is Sartre's version of from*French by5Igor Stalsky, "hell and how we getfthere." was directed and staged by Schmitt also "Stated that it is Lucian Zabrammy and based "more common in Europe for on Sartre's original work, philosophers to use the "Behind Closed Doors " Opening night is 8 p.m. on the 26th theatre for ideas." I October, pother perforSchmitt talked about Sartre of mances are October 27, and the fact that he was an November 1,2, and 3, at 8 p.m. existentialist. Existentialism Is centered and October 28th at 2:30. For upon jthe analysis of ex- reservations and ticket inforistence and of the way man mation call 825-0255.

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Another calendar option
Many'options now pose the students of the college regarding the calendar; trimesters, semesters or trimesters. J I The administration proposed a third alternative this week. The other option is still a 4-3-3 calendar. However, the dates for each term differ from the present calendar. The administration and students believe a trimester calendar is the most feasible. Results of~the MSGjsurvey conducted last week concluded trimesters were preferred by students. The question is which calendar will studentsjopt. The present trimester calendar or the proposed trimester calendar. The proposed calendar would allow Mercyhurst to coordinate its calendar with other colleges in Erie..t Nursing majors at Mercyhurst would benefit substantially from the new schedule. They, however, would not be the only students to reap the benefits. Other students taking classes at other local colleges would find their vacations hand in hand. $ * The calendar, on the other hand, would bring some difficulties for those students interested in transferring to the college. | | Many freshmen decide to transfer to other! col leges after the fitst term. Transferring to Mercyhurst in January would put the studentin the middle of the second term. Traditionally, January marks the beginning of a new term or semester^ 1 i ^ W h T l e this proposed caieTidarmay**not^accommodate transfer students, it will benefit students who are anxious to find a summer job. The present academic year does not conclude until the end of May. If accepted, the new trimester calendar would allow students more time to find employment. Once again the Mercyhurst Students Government will be surveying students next week to obtain your opinion. The choice is yours. I

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Secretary of the army 1 not greeted by the college
Dear Editor: On Tuesday, October 23, the Honorable John O. Marsh Jr., secretary of the army, was in Erie to make a presentation at McDowell % Intermediate School. His appearance was not highly publicized due to security reasons. However, about 300 people were in the audience. ™ * wBf jThe Gannon ROTC Department supplied the color guard and the honor guard, and McDowell High School produced fine performances in both the band and choral ensemble. Opening speakers included i Congressman Tom Ridge, Representative KarlfW. Boyes and Superintendant of the Millcreek School District Robert J. Agnew. Many prominent members from the Erie area, such as the D'Angelo's, the Lord's, and the Zurn's were present; of course many ranking military officials were in the audience. The entire presentation was taped, WJET television covered the event and members ofc the press were on hand. * This event, evi den tally, was not a trivial one. Local colleges and universities were invited to attend. Villa Maria, Behrend, Edinboro, Gannon, and even Allegheny were represented. Apparently, Mercyhurst College, trying hard to make a name for itself, found the event insignificant. Dr. Garvey spent the evening in the Student Union listehing to a presentation on becoming a lawyer. The other members of the administration were probably lounging at home watching reruns of the A-Team. Someone should have been there to stand and allow Mercyhurst's name to be announced. How often do we hear Mercyhurst fs going to make a name for itself? To do this the college cannot solely depend on academic achievement and the success of the football team. Carpe Diem is proudly posted over Old Main, embarrassingly, it seems the col ege passed up one big opportunity. || | Sincerely, Debbie Chuzie

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Comments regarding a home field
Dear Editor: A few! comments regarding the October 11 editorial stating the need for a "home" football field for the Lakers. The "inconvenience" of Veterans Stadium is a weak excuse. Using that logic, then the Campus Center should be filled to the rafters for basketball games. | Compared to most | high school games played at the stadium, the Lakers draw well. Admittedly, attendance could be better. Parking at the stadium is a problem, but parking at the college wouldn't be much of an improvement...if any at all. Veterans Stadium is a beautiful facility and has been, I suspect* fan invaluable recruiting tool. Ask Tony DeMeo. I: j In closing, I'm proud to have been part of this football program income capacity each year since jits inception. And to those^who end their football careers at Mercyhurst this season, may I sincerely say: , "Thanks for the memories. § John iLeisering WLKK Radio i


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Opposition stated for calendar revision
Dear Editor: A very important issue is being considered on campus regarding the Mercyhurst calendar. I am strongly opposed to the change and I feel that my opinion represents the common attitude off students on campus. . .'* t 2 mThe present system is not popular with larger | institutions? which try to avoid excess time and paperwork but for our smaller campus,, efficiency would not be greatly reduced.* £ tfc The grade that an individual receives in a class is a direct reflection of his interest and involvement in those hours of study and indicates, as it was originally designated to do, the percentage of knowledge that is gained in taking the courise.S W. & If more classes are added at shorter time lengths, the student f would find it more dift0 ficult! devote continuous study time to ,each subject due to the necessary segmentation of time among more courses. Also, in having to be concerned with \ the class through a longer s overall period of time, the student's interest may wane and the continuity of the concepts being taught will disintegrate. I believe that'our present system was designed for the students' benefit and to reject the trimesterjcalendar would directly affect every student in a-very negative manner. I hope that this decision will be made with complc te regard to Its?effect on stjdents to receive the best 'education from Mercyhurst College. With concern, Mary M. Cawiey

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Karate Kids on thelHill
By Debbie Chuzte Probably all of us, at one time or another, have, experienced Insecurities and antagonisms from peers. One of this summer's hit movies, "Karate Kid", is heart-felt by everyone for just this reason, j The story centers around a teenage boy who was uprooted from the security of his New Jersey home and thrown into a new hostile Califomian neighborhood, complete with butties. The one thing that makes his new home more bearable is the badly needed new-found friendship with his landlord* an ancient Oriental man. The old man, through unconventional methods of teaching karate, returned to the boy something he had left behind in his move - confidence . and self-assurance, along with new attributes trust, determination and inner peace, all enabling him to win the battle for his sweetheart? Mercyhurst College has the benefit of having Its own set of of the Mercyhurst Karate Oub ! has been introd uced to the meaning of determination, discipline,trust and hard work a lording them feelings of c o n f i d e n c e and selfassurance. p Since the club is open to entire Mercyhurst community,f participants are varied. The club's original " K i d " Ashley Billingsley, who Joined as a junior in high school. Now, as a .freshman at Mercyhurst. she is the highest department has two jsons, David 1 and Daniel, who have been^successfuMn becoming green belts! David, demonstrating determination, tested for his green belt even though he had a broken ami at the time. Diana Bonis* two daughters, Kirs ten and Joanna, also train with the club. Assistant Footall Coach Fred Conger*s son, Jeff has recently joined the club. The "largest group which comprises the d u b is from the Education Department's Learning iCIinic. - TrainingI has h e I ped develo p \ concentration and self-discipline and has raised their self-esteem. H Parents of these children compliment the program and continue their self-sacrifices for their children's participation. As a group,' these "kids" are the hardest working and most dedicated. "M : The fictional character In "Karate Kid" was involved in physical confrontation. The karate kids on the hill are taught that it takes a stronger person to avoid conflicts J ? ^ They have con fioence in themselves. They are developing mental and emotional control of which today's society is generally lacking. f Only a Karate Kid can Debbie Cfeuzie understand the benefits; unranking female, a brown belt, fortunately there are too few and captain of the Women's kids reaping them. Debbie Chuzie is a senior Karate team. .!5J * Or. McQuillen of our history biology major.

I By Naomi Romanchok « First of a series jjIncreasing male enrollment and purchasing Sester apartments are two ofthe objectives achieved the past three and a half years through the Master Plan. Reviewing the Master Piar| indicates a good percentage of the proposals have been carried out on time, ' i t was a wish 1 Us!, a hope l i s t a dream list, ?Mercytnirst College Resident William P. Garvey said, i f J| ;' • | j "We hoped to accomplish seventy percent of it and we're doing reasonably weft* he added. * ' - I k Sm_ * Upon becoming president ofthe college four years ago, Dr. Garvey looked down the road and made short range project dealing with the future of the college. * The basic purpose of the Master Plan was t o "give a sense of direction m what we hoped to do/* Garvey said. *& I Increasing the male ratio was once a hope, but now it is a realityI I' \ I * i f & I I The Master Plan called for 48 percent of the student j c population to be male*. * j|32 M • X t h e statistics of the present freshmen class show the cof'. fell short of its goal. % .** | f j[ fiaty-four percent are males while 56 percent are females. These figures are comparable with national college averages of 53 percent female and 47 percent male. W j*$ Other aspects pertaining to the composrtion of the student body reveals the college is becoming more residential^ Currently, about 700 students live on campus. Sixty percent live m college housing with another 10 percent in off WfiHe ir»e#H*mber of residents has increased, the number of commuters has decreased by 30 percent. ^ J ' § ^ Garvey ioofcs at this tact with "mixed blessings.""" More residents create a better campus life and a more traditional college, he said. ; l 1 $ | '^* ? ^ 8T j 3 i & On the other hand, a higher percentage of commuters requires^- less campus, housing. % %&£& j W ~L Some commutera do choose to reside on campus. About 30 Brie *residente five on campus. * 7 * ™ *^ More housing became a^necessity during the past three years as the number of out-of-town students continued to The college purchased the Sesler and Baldwin apartments an6fspent one mifltar? dollars for both complexes, f ^ T Increasing enrollment and rtoustng facilities were two of the priorities revealed through the Master Ran. | However, academics also played a vital part m the future of : the college, j k II M L M ' ^ * * i n terms of faculty, 40 percent hold doctorate degrees. This figure is close to the 50 percent projection stated three and a half years a g o * ^ k S>; r] L [ . ®h * The Master Plan also attained another goaf m terms of Iu8time faculty mernbers. At the present time, 80 percent are f utf

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By Laura Ruby and Lynne Martin * Two basic housing options are available to students of the college. Living in the dorm or living in an apartment.! The cafeteria meal plan is thejonly option to students who live in the dorms. On the other hand, ^students who reside in the apartments have the choice of preparing (their own meals or buying a meal ticket from the cafeterfa. For those who live in the apartments, there are advantages and disadvantages to both options. Many students believe buying and preparing meals has more advantages. Students injthe apartments look at the situation from an economic point of view. A Fall term meal ticket consisting of all three meals cost $350. That averages $87.50 a month. Monthly!grocery bills can total between $40-$60. Time constraints r.also do not allow for many apartment residents to eat in the cafeteria. Classes and Co-Ops

Answer the trivia question correctly and win a large pizza compliments of the Clippers Cove. Place your answer along with your name and address in the trivia box atfthe ClippersfCove. To determine a winner, from all correct answers, a drawing will be held and the winner notified. Deadline is Sunday at 9 p.m. often make it difficult for students; to eat during the restricted times.! But some students believe convenience is an advantage to eating in the cafeteria. Senior Cathy Martz feels the convenience is beneficial. Howeverj^'You don't have to pay that much for convenience," she said. While residents in the apartments have an option, thoseln the dormitories do not. Choice is not available thereby, the student is forced to eat In the cafeteria. Joe QUESTION: John Kerr comes to Vincent Price's Castle to Fessler, a freshman, said "for investigate his sister's sudden death. The film is based on the money we pay we could the story by Edgar Allen Poe. Name the film, i i b.e getting better quality LAST! WEEK'S QUESTION: Robert Redford made his food.", | r H Many students living in the directorial debut in this film about a famfly touched by apartments opted to eat just tragedy. Mary Tyler Moore, Timothy Hutton and Donald one of the three meals in the Sutherland star. Name the film. ANSWER: "Ordinary Peocafeteria. The majority who. ple." Congratulations to Karen Davidson! did this chose dinner. £ Junior Lynn Fisher opted to eat in the cafeteria. Although she only eats one meal, she said, "In the long run eating just one meal saved money and time." According to John Washington, director of K.C.Foods, 70 apartment residents have a special meal Happy Halloweeen From Merciad Staff ticket for only one or two meals a day. * Ssjgfej ^ j j I Another apartmenUresident Michael Bauman said he eats in the cafeteria because he would never be able to afford his own appetite. The consensus seems to be that affordability and| convenience are the two main factors fort apartment residents not eating in the ^cafeteria. However, it differs from student to student according to individual class and work schedules. I

those who are eligible and have applied for Work Study: An exciting opportunity; 3 positions are open Work\ Study students. See Dr. A. Grimaldi, 123 Zurn Ext. 529 Faculty Box 135

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A seminar on "How to budget your money" will be held Monday, October 29, 1-3 MSG • I p.m. at St. Mark's, Room 115. All interested are welcome to The Resident Committee of attend. V *# MSG is looking for members to represent the townhouses, Mercyhurst Apts, Briggs Apts, Skating McAuley, Baldwin, and Egan d o r m s . M e e t i n g s are The Glenwood Ice Rink is Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. in the > sponsoring several skate-a- BPC. All welcome. * thons in November to benefit March of Dimes and its fight against- birth defects. Three Travel > Commodore 16 home computers will be awarded to local * HELPfWANTED: Part-time participants.-A marathon all- position available for college nighter will be held Saturday, student to represent travel November 10 from 8:15 p.m. to company on campus. Earn 7:15 a.m. ^Call 868-3652 or commision, free* travel,*;and

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work experience. Contact Beachcomber Tours, Inc., 1325 Millerport Highway, Willlamsville, NY, 14221, or call 716-632-3723. 1 ^ <PSEA PSEA will be holding their next meeting October 30 at 8:15 p.m. in 312 Main. The meeting is open to all education majors interested in joining. There will be six student teachers speaking about their classroom experiences. All welcome to attend. ^ ¥• Liturgy On Sundays there will be

evening mass in the Blue Room at 10:00 p.m. as well as the regurlar 11:00 a.m. mass in the chapel. Also,? there are Christmas cards on sale in the Campus Ministry for 20 cents a piece or 10 for $1.50. " Relax '" h • •

Western Reserve University will speak | on the multifaceted role of copper in biosystems. The presentation is Tuesday, October 30 at 3:30 p.m. in 314 Zurn. Reception wilM follow. Film for Discussion The film*for discussion on Wednesday, October 31 is "The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz."i Richard Dreyfus stars/ In |jthis adaptation of Mordeckai Richler's novel. Duddy's business visions and schemes are marred by his ruthlessness. Introduction at 7:15? p.m. and film -starts at 7:30 p.m. In Zurn Recital Hall. Student Admission is free. I

On Tuesday, October 30 from 5 to 6 p.m. a "relaxation response" workshop;will be presented by Linda Williams in the faculty dining room. It is brought to you ;by Egan Scholars. All welcome. Bio-systems Dr. Urbach from Case

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to 1:30 a.m. October 31 will be the Gala Halloween Party from 9 p.m. 2^a.m. Costumes Please.- Every Saturday noon-6 p.m. and Wednesday 7 p.m. - 1 a.m. 12 ounce draft beer only 25 cents. S^ -* * Ramada Inn Lounge -6101 Wattsburg Rd. Every Tuesday and Thursday Wings and Taco night all you can eat for $3 from 8 p.m.-11 p.m. Performing will be "Image" Friday and Saturday. Shenanigan's -3728 Pine Ave. Nightly specials include: Monday and Wednesday fwings $2.25, Tuesday drafts 25 cents, Wednesday Little Kings;3 for $1,5and Thursday, Friday and Saturday "Kidder" will be performing from 10 p.m.-2 a.mj $2 cover charge. Peninsula Inn -Performing this weekend is "Angel Fire". Friday free hor'deurves from 4 p.m.-9 p.m. and from 7 p.m.-12 a.m. Crunch bar all the peanuts, popcorn and pretzels you can eat. Saturday will be the annual Halloween Party starting at 7 p.m. with free cider and treats and hayride going from Park Place to the P.I. There will be costume judging at midnight by a WSEG deejay, j Attention Students; Rides provided *to and from party for groups of seven or more. Call 838-3257. M s S H I S S Sherlocks -"Jude" will perform Saturday with a $2 cover charge. Saturday will be Halloween party with "Generic Beat." performing 3 ^ : >^XX<«<X«K >*•*:: x«* «K
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By Greg Yoko -\ t&P The Mercyhurst women's tennis team concluded 'their 1984 campaign last Wednesday! with a convincing 7-2 triumph at the University of Rochester. The win gave coach Rick Harden and his club a season record of 10-3, better than any Lady Laker team in the past five years. "Everyone played really well considering the playing condiditons/'said Harden as he referred to,the fact that UR plays it tennis matches on athe roof of a building. "But they played brilliantly in the v final collegiate match." |, Thompson, playing sixth singles, won her point in three

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Women's hoops By Lisa Rifforgiato "The talent is there, we just have to get a cohesive unit together to play,'' were the words of Darlene Rosthauser, head coach of Women's Varsity Basketball, after tryouts were held on Sunday, October Out of 18 people that tried out, 15 were kept for the team J Coach Rosthauser was very pleased with the way tryouts went and was also "pleasantly s u r p r i s e d " w i t h t h e women's ability over last year. The Lady Lakers are a very young team, having only four seniors, two juniors, one s o p h o m o r e , and eight freshmen to put on the court. Rosthauseri commented that, "There is a lot of enthusiasm, hustle, and desire among the team, and we definitely have a strong bench, something we did not have last year." Rosthauser added, "If I had to play tomorrow, I could start with afclear conscience, 13 out of the 15 women that made the team." $ | '% In a different note, two returning players did not feel tryouts were fair in evaluating each individuals playing ablility. Jeana White, currently a junior and going into her third year summed it up in this fashion, "Tryouts themselves were run well, but it was only two hours long and how much can one person tell about another's ability in that short of time?" £ Senior Candy Hoover added, "Not enough drills were done and tryouts were not run long enough to find out peoples' real potential. Tryouts could have been run better, I just do gnot know'if it is right to base cuts on just two hours worth of tryouts." s

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is already anticipation 1985. Now 6-1 • ^ " I can't wait!" exclaims the second year coach. "We only lose one member from this year's team. With a couple of eBy R. J. Zona M | I sets, 6-2, 3-6,6-4. This coming recruits, J we Should have an I The f Mercyhurst footbal after the Lakers had dropped even better squad next year." team bounced back from their both number one and two only defeat of the season by singles points. K M ^ § totally dominating the " H e r match turned Canisius Golden Griffins, 31-0. everything around. It gave us The win improved the 'Hurst's the opportunity to win the record to 6-1, a record number match," explains Harden. "We of winsffor a season?ln MerAfter dropping three sets to c y h u r s t ' s short f o o t b a l l went} from a | possible 0-3 d e f i c i t t o a strong J4-2 Behrend on Wednesday (15-7, history. |£ *. advantage." | W B j 15-9, 15-9), the Mercyhurst HSaturday night's game also women's volleyball team |a As usual, Jan Johnston won marked the last time 19 Laker bounced back f to f defeat her singles match. Playing in seniors will see action on their California State (15-9,15-7) onthe familiar number four home field. Laker boss Tony ly to drop a tough decision to singles position, Johnston Demeo padded,-"We ^-started Clarion (15-12,15-6). m made it a perfect season by out with a 28-0 shutout over St. I Freshman Kathy Ziegler and recording her twelvth victory senior Sherri Shiley provided John Fisher and we wanted to to as many attempts. \ %M end with another shutout!" the I Lady Lakers with exThe 10-3 Lady Lakers can cellent play in the weekend's After Johnny Loshelder bobsavor their performance in the bled ;• a f Canisius punt, the encounter with California and off-season, but coach Harden Clarion. I | Golden 5 Griffins ;<had a first | | down on the Laker 15 yard line. ''Kathy, as' a freshman Bob Nies halted the scoring center, has really come attempt when he stepped in around," praises Coach front o f f a l John Burczynski Elaine Ruggiero. "She has pass in the end zone. This been a big asset, especially would be Canisius only with her middle fblocking. legitimate scoring fopportuniWith that in mind, the only Sherri has been simply playing thing that is going to tell the great all the way around. That Ruggiero. story, is playing ball itself. The is something she wasn't doing Besides Mercyhurst, SlipLady Lakers began practice " earlier in the year." ± pery Rock, Clarion, Indiana November 1 and are preparing for a tournament on November u The 'Hurst will now host University (Pa.), Edinboro, and Westminster and Gannon on Gannon will take part In the af30 at Eafnboro. ! Tuesday evening before tak- fair . i Each/team will play at |^The* Laker f women have a ing * on Villa Maria, |at Villa, tough schedule ahead, but Thursday night. |The Jj-ady least four-matches, and RugRosthauser feels that allithe Lakers will then be just one of giero believes the 'Hurst has ladies are hard workers and six teams taking part in Friday the cabiblities to win it alb "If we-keep our heads on she is very excited about the and Saturday's Edinboro our shoulders, we can beat upcoming season. Invitational.*. £ anybody on our|schedule," |"The invitational will pro- claimslthe coach. vide us with our toughest jfThe Rockets of Slippery competition to date since we Rock will enter the tournawill be facing all Division II ment ranked second in the s c h o o l s , " c o m m e n t s region with a mark of 18-3.1

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I The Mercyhurst cross country team traveled to St. Vincent on* Saturday and returned to Erie with their first-ever Invitational championship. The Lakers defeated St. Francis (PA), | St. Vincent, and the Jeanette Track Club in gaining the title. y # | | S / T h e team ran well," compliments coach Mike Speros. "They ran like they wanted to, they knew they had an opportunity to win an invitationl and they did." J H&. & Leading the Mercyhurst c o n t i n g e n t was Don Beverldge. His time of 26:27 over the 5.1 mile course earn ed him a second place finish. All in all, the Lakers placed five runners in the top ten, while putting the entire sevenman team in the top 14. £ Ron Verrilla captured fifth, KenjDyer took sixth, Floyd Campbell ran seventh, while Darryl Rickard rounded out the top ten. &, Mercyhurst finished with 30 p o i n t s as compared to Jeanette's 37, St. Vincent's 62, and St. Francis' 127 to earn the victory.?! * ^ *

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By Greg Yoko The s Mercyhurst soccer team added a shutout win last Wednesday to up their record to 6-8. The Lakers blanked PittBradford 6-0. W. § ^ t I fi Despite a shortage on manpower, the 'Hurst was able to soundly beat a struggling Panther outfit in Bradford. After taking only eleven players to the game, Mercyhurst was forced to play with only ten able-bodied players inifthe second half. "We played the one-two touch soccer that we've been trying to achieve all year, and we did it for a good 35 minutes. The fact that we got an early 3-0. half time lead helped us out. We.were able to switch around our lineup and give some players an opportunity to become familiar with other positions in an actual game.!^ - * Jamieson added three more

goals to his season-leading total of 11 while receiving an assist. Billy Thompson put a Shot through the nets?, and assisted on a goal, while Mike Goodman recorded two goals. Both Scott Bright and Robert Tilton contributed an assist* -^ Gary Peterson earned the shutout in goal. - ? The Laker team looks to balance their overall slate this weekend when they meet cross-town rivals Gannon on Saturday. The match Is slated to commence at 1:00 and will be played at Scott Park* which is| located off of West 6th Street near Peninsula DriveJ*ifi
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ty, as the Laker {defense limited the Griffs to 60 total yards and only six first downs, four l o f i w h i c h l camel via the penalty, while handing them their first shutout in over three and one half years. $' Quarterback Eddie Riccl led the Lakers on a 13? play, 82 yard drive that culminated in a Tim Ruth one yard TD plunge. The running of Alby Blevins and Ricci along with a 28 yard strike from Ricci to Craig Zonna accounted for the majority of yardage. : Minutesiilater.J Blevins scampered 38 yards "for the Laker's second score. The drive covered 59 yards in only six plays. Mercyhurst chose to|goirfor;two on the conversion and Loshelder |fired a pass to tight end Mark Paradise, making it 14-0. Mercyhurst took the second half kickoff and drove 69 yards on 8 plays, Ricci hitting Mike Allen with a 25 yard TD pass. Wilkins extra point made the score 21-0. Ruth sparked the drive with 39 * yards and became the only Laker to gain 100f yards in a* game this season and he also cracked the 1000 yard mark in career yards gained.^ j ^ p i ^ W 1*1 ' On the Laker's next drive, Ruth fumbled inside the Canisius 10 yard line and the Griffs recovered. Two plays later, James Sherrod sacked Burcyznski in the end zone for a safety, making it 23-0. Quarterback Greg Hayrada scampered into the end zone from 10 yards out for^Mercyhurst's last TD. The snap for the point after was flow and Zonna calmly rolled right and fired ta perfect strike to- Bill Prencipe for a two point conversion, closing the scoring with the 'Hurst ahead 31-0. The offensive line also played an outstanding game. It opened gaping holes for the Laker runners while providing the 'Hurst quarterbacks with plenty of protection. The Laker's next travel to Pittsburgh to Make son Duquesne. Duquesne tied sthe Lakers last year with-a FG in the last :30 and|lost* to the Dukes 19-6 in their only other meeting in '81. ± f







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