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Study shows'humanities lacking in curriculum
# He also said "We need to increase it, but we don't have to go vary far since we are three-fourths of the way there." I Dr. Garvey confides that if it were up to him, he would have student&jtake two years of liberal studies before they chose a major. •* • « As the study indicates, Mercyhurst is among one of the many colleges which is weak in one particular area. "We don't measure what our students learn? when they leave. That is, how much knowledge they have in the humanities, especially literacy." One of the major problems lies in a student's high school background. The decline-jin college humanities is corollary to the decline in high school humanities. * * > | According to Dr. Garvey, "High schools have neglected the written and spoken skills." Colleges aref fighting a student's "preoccupation or obsession with vocational goals at the expense of t Ar nrrlir ic broadening^thejp gtl r|i" i?fifi ^Q U the National Endowment of the Humanities study. * Mercyhurst has established the Foundation and Distribution Cores to combat this|"The best thfng we can do for a student is to give them a flexible mind to adapt to a world that we don't know anything about," the President commented. Dr. Garvey said certain skills may be obsolete a few years from now. "But," he continues, "we know that students will have to read well, think well, reason well, and cope well." ^Expectations are a key to the problem of a liberal education. "Two out of three* students are looking for a saleable skill. Our job is to make them take courses that will improve their mind." ^ * .%, * | 5 Most student's expectations; are primarily job-oriented, Dr. Garvey remarked "They don't seek an education, they seek a training. Education is broadening of the persons mind, soul and spirit. It is a sensitivity to a whole range of human experiences, not just knowledge in one field," he added. The study revealed that only two percent of college presidents are active in their institution's academic affairs., S Dr. Garvey prides himself on actively teaching^and advising students, both of which put him "in contact with what the school is about: teaching and learning." *Dr. Garvey stated, j " M o s t presjdents are just fundraisers and public relations people." f f f T o Reclaim a Legacy" portrays the concept of a college graduate to be one who can speak, think, and reason. To this list f Dr. Garvey adds a necessary component in any educated person, that being a "highly developed moral and ethical sense." These, according to him^are achieved through flexible minds found in a strong liberal studies background. f '

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*. By Naomi Romanchok In its latest report, the National Endowment for* t h e ! Humanities found that I many college graduates lack " e v e n the, most rudimentary knowledge about history, |literature, art, and philosophical foundations of their nation and civilization." Mercyhurst College President, Dr. William P.*Garvey agrees with this statement. "This is true of a significant segmentfof the students, not all of them but it is true of too many of them," Dr. Garvey added. The report, "To Reclaim a Legacy", cites various reasons for the decline in education* and makes recommendations for correcting the problem. The study compares the sad state of college curriculum to "a self-service cafeteria through which students pass without being nourished." "In t h e | 1970's, that cafeteriasmorgasbord approach was prevalent. We were no exception," Dr. Garvey ex.«* Christmas 1984 (he spirit of Christmas became more visible this week as decorations and pj ained .^Hovyever^hreeyears agowg, trees appeared throughout the campus.* -*• ^Ji' "J- " ^ bved to^mproveiTtre^iufnculum by developing" common courses in philosophy, history, English, theology, and sciences." Dr. Garvey said, "We instituted the common cores in an effort to ^restore the basic integrity of knowledge. So, Mercyhurst has already moved ahead in this kind of tack." Preliminary? indications from the tabulated as of press time. "Three years ago we were reshaping WMCY census administered on camCurcio added that several students the core'to make it more liberal and pus this past week show that many on- should be commended for the extra ef- create a common body of knowledge," campus students Know about the cam- fort they've put into the census. Accor- according to Mercyhurst's president. pus radio station but they can't receive ding to Curcio, these students are . Dr. Garvey said educators saw the the signal. f i WMCY Program Director Rick Wendt, problems a few years ago in the kind of According to Steve Curcio, faculty Music Director Jeff Vona, Public Ser- students they were graduating. "Not in advisor for WMCY, the*early results vice Director Naomi Romanchok, terms of their basic intelligence, but in also indicaterthatjmany students ]tio Art®ublicity Director GaryJ Laurnoff, terms of theitf'gaps of knowledge'." not know how they can receive the Pete Werbaneth, Tim Hoh, and Brian The report recommended that Sheridan. Also, Media Services Direc- students^ take two Jyears of liberal signal on their radio. # *1 ; "This indicates to us a publicity pro- tor Sharon Sisco has helped in the studies. Currently at Mercyhurst, blem," Curcio said, "that we have to tabulation of results. students are required to take a total of work.on to correct." The other major St Complete results of the entire 14 courses in the liberal studies area. problem, according to Curcio, is that survey will be made available to the Dr. Garvey believes that students at the signal js very poor in all the cam- Merciad for the first issue in 1985, and the college need more liberal studies, pus buildings. "We are doing our best the new station format will reflect the "particularly?,in the areas of English, to correct this problem, so that the student's responses to the census. * global literacy and science." signal will be as good fas possible when students return in January," Curcio said. $• There has been some delay in totalling all the results, and Curcio attributes this to some students who either failed to administer their share I By Greg Hernandez W to remove the matress into the hallway of questionnaires or turned the com* pleted forms in late. * § A matress in a dorm room of and extinguished the fire. ? Since this was a census, thefradio McAuley Hall was destroyed by an ac- H ' However, the excessive smoke triggered the smoke alarm and the Erie station J attempted to contact every cidental fire on Monday at 12:40 p.m. single student that lives in Baldwin, Minor injuries were reported and F i r e D e p a r t m e n t r e s p o n d e d i McAuley, Egan.lthe apartments and damages totaled $50. According to the immediately. the townhouses. Curcio said that most damage report submitted to Director of Upon the arrival off the fire depart' oUthe students who worked on the Housing and Safety Phyllis Aiello, an census did a very good job, but that "a occupant of 229 McAuley was burning ment| the^dorm had already been evacuated. The firemen went to the sefew apparently didn't take the effort a letter in his room. 7j : seriously, hurting our response." ±\ At this time, r\is roommate walked in cond floor and removed the matress from the premises. S As of 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, approx- the room causing a gust?of wind to imately 85 percent of the total number send the burning letter under the bed. The Erie Fire Department had the of students in the census have been ^Instantly, the matress caught on fire, situation Sunder control ^within ten contacted. Specific results were not The occupants immediately proceeded minutes. I I i a •

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DECEMBER 6, 1984

Academic|Policies| Committee seeking input of calendar options
Information that compares our present academic calendar and a possible semester system is being circulated throughout the Mercyhurst c o m m u n i t y t h r o u g h the Academic Policies Committee of the College Senate. According to committe President, Stephen J. Curcio, copies of the information have alreadyibeen sent to student representatives and department directors and various college administrators. Curcio saidfthe committee is seeking feedback from the community that is based upon logistical information and comparisons. Material being circulated includes a schedule of what a semester looks like as well as advantages and d i s a d v a n t a g e s of both systems: "We are doing this to be sure that we have an accurate feel for what the entire college community thinks about the issue," Curcio said. "We feel that it is important for everyone to know about ail of the good points and drawbacks| of each system before choosing jjwhich one they want." Curcio added thatithe committee's initial impulse after the proposed accelerated 4-3-3 calendar was rejected was to assume that the semester issue was a dead one. Since the APC has authority to review the academic calendar at any time, Curcio said the committee decided 4o solicit comments from the college b e f o r e - m a k i n g such an u assumption. Curcio said that any student is interested in seeking the information should contact their department representative. The A P C l i s asking for responses by January 11, after which-a meeting will be held to review all the comments.

President of the Alumni Board, Michael Heller presents Sue Bennett with the Sister Carolyn Herrmann Senior Service Award.

Learn how to stress
By Sandy Taylor ;Stress interrupts four life from beginning to end. It?has become one of the most important "buzz" words of! "the eighties. Everyone is concerned with moderating its effect at home, work, school and during recreation, i ^ The Adult College is offering a course on understanding and : coping with stress %and modern anxieties through the non-credit special Interest program beginning in January. Dr. Ross Anthony Snow, codeveloper of Stresstronics in Erie, will instruct the course on Wednesday evenings from 7-9 p.m. beginning January 16.

Bennett wins service award at Senior Dinner
By Mary Frances Loncharic Sue Bennett, a psychology and business major, received the Sister Carolyn Herrmann, R. S. M. Senior Service Award at the annual senior dinner, on Friday, November 30. The award is presented to t h e s e n i o r who has demonstrated an exceptional commitment to the Mercyhurst Community. The recipient is*to4be|one who has given a significant amount of time and energy in support of college activities and services to the Erie community. * B e n n e t t ' s l i s t of accomplishments range from Secretary of the Student Government durtng her junior year t o * this year's Vice President. She was recently named to Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities. She has maintained a dean's lists status t h r o u g h o u t her c o l l e g e education. Bennett is a peer counselor, and also an Egan Scholar Council J;member. During her sophomore'and junior years, she was student coordinator for-the ski club. During her treshman year she participated in the Student Activities Council. Seven s t u d e n t s were nominated for the award either by faculty, staff, ^administration or otheijstudents. * The choices were weighed by the? Alumni Board consisting of eleven members. 13 L According fto Director of Al u m n i • e l a t i o n s , Gary Bukowski, "The-Alumni Board
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}The course will emphasize stantly inundated with;> these the positive and negative ef- emotions or allow the mind to fects of stress in our lives, dwell on any one of them, will while training participants jto find stress in the mental body transform the negative stress leading to distress in the f*9 elements into positive energy. physical body." , ^According to Dr. Snow, Dr. Snow said stress, "Begins as our [bodies emo- stress must be dealt with subtjpnalj response yto outside jectively and objectively. The negative conditions. These course will' assist students conditions may cover anything toward mental, emotional and from excessive i b i l l s j ^ t o physical relaxation. | Registration begins next business, family, and social week. Members of the Merproblems. -""In <iurn, tan emotional cyhurst Community receive a response is created in the discount forj all non-credit form of hate, anger, worry, courses. More information frustration, fear, codemnation, about the program may be obtained by calling the Adult Colcriticism, or judgements. * /'Individuals who are con- lege Office in 213 Main.

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after someone of the college who has exemplified involvement In the community" (of Mercyhurst and Erie.) ''' Sr. Carolyn was Director of Development and Alumni Relations from 1972 through 1981. She was the Executive Vice President and Academic Deanffrom 1961 to 1963. She became President of Mercyhurst* College in 1963 and served until 1972. The award was presented at the senior dinner rather than at graduation because so many awards are given out at graduation. Bukowski said the award is given at the senior dinner to make it a special event and to bring more recognition to the award, he added. £

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Fall dance recital | first for new director
By Betsy Lantz The Mercyhurst Dance Department will present its fall recital on December 8 at 8 p.m. and December 9 at 2:30 p.m. in Zurn Recital Hall. This is the fjrst performance produced under the department's new director, JeanMarc Baier, and his faculty assistant, June Hines. The program, a collection of works featuring choreography by both students and faculty, is entitled "Reflections." "Dance is a reflection of life," Baier" explained. It is a blending of the mental and the physical, of the old and the new. "The choreographer draws his inspiration from past experiences," Baier continued. The J resulting composition reflects the intensity of human relationships. "Reflections" includes both classical-; ballet and modern dance pieces. § Jean-Marc Baier and June Hines will perform the duet "Gloria", which portrays a mature relationship between a man and a woman. | Pieces to be performed by the students include the following; "Etudes" is a study JjjTs t y I e j a n dj^m o t (p n i choreographed by* Baier in connection with the with the Madrigal Dinners. "Sundown", to be performed by two different casts, is a duet dealing with d i f f e r e n c e s lof interpretation. >Mwl June Hines has restaged "Don Quixote", an excerpt from the classical ballet Grand Pas de Deux. | | * 1 $ V T h r e ef b y O n e choreographed ' by student Kimberly Ries, - depicts the friendship of three women as viewed by the choreographer. The final piece,, "Vivaldi Variations", is contemporary ballet* concerned purely with movement and angularity. M The Department of Dance would like to encourage everyone to attend one of the
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Dorms close December 13
The dorms on campus will close December 13 at 3 p.m. and will reopen January 2 at 10 a.m. X Prior to leaving campus for Christmas break, resident assistants will be inspecting each dorm room. ¥ ;-?; In Baldwin Hall, residents are given a checklist of tasks to do before they vacate their room. Unplugging appliances, turning off the heat and opening the curtains are some of the responsibilities of each resident. Upon completing all the items on the checklist, each RA will check the room to verify that students have followed the procedure. According to Maree-Lynn Cicon, dorm director of Baldwin Hall, these measures are taken for "precautionary and safety reasons." Director of Housing and Safety, Phyllis JAiello said residents of the apartments and townhouses are also responsible for cleaning them units before leaving for break. During the break, Aiello said, "I check the apartments and townhouses foranything which may be in dissarray or disrepair."

£j Winter limits the activities of many students on campus, but | t h e ! Student j Activities Committee has planned a list of things to do during the months of inactivity, f m& gj g On January 3, the first day back from Christmas vacation, SAC will be sponsoring a New Year's Eve Party in the Student Union. D.J. John will be spinning \Xhe\ tunes from 9:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m. At midnight, there will be a countdown. Refreshments will be served. 5 Other winter term activities include the "For Your Information (FYI)" series. During the upcoming term, there will be speakers on alcohol and drug abuse. Also, Gil Eagles, an ESP hypnotist, will be on campus. M SAC will again present their

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special movie week but* the films have not been confirmed at this time. 1 j& | |j I A bus trip to Generations, a night club in New York, is on the SAC calendar. Other trips include Station Square in Pittsburgh, the GannonMercyhurst Basketball game, and shuttles to^the Behrend and Edinboro g a m e s . ^ ga An MTV and pizza night, Monte Carlo night and a fifties day in the cafeteria are other activities scheduled on ?the w i n t e r c a l e n d a r . On Thursdays, an Open Forum with Dr. Garvey, Dean Palmer, and|E. William Kennedy have been scheduled at 8 p.m. ISAC meetings are Tuesday at 8 p.m. in the Student Union. Everyone is encouraged *to come a n d ! participate, f™


The library hours during final exam week are the following: Saturday 12/ 8-9a.m.-10p.m. 12/ 9 - 2 p.m. - midnight Sunday 12/10 - 8:15 a.m. - midnight Monday Tuesday M 12/11 - 8:15 a.m. - midnight Wednesday 12/12 - 8:15 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. The library hours during Christmas break are the following: Thursday 12/13 1 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Friday $ i 12/14 1 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Saturday 12/15 closed"' P f Sunday Monday_. 12/16 closed irtii^tii" —<mk iiftii^i ©atufday^ T2/1T Vt\6sQrl2f£\ -1 p.m.* 4:15 p.m. m Wednesday 12/22 Friday 12/28 -1 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. 12/29 Monday 12/31 - closed Saturday 7 1/ 2 8:30 a.m..- 4:30 p.m. J Wednesday %$ r 1/ 3 regular winter term schedule in effect Thursday

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Can you pass | this test?
It is two in the morning and you have just finished studying for a final. What you need now is sleep so that you can make it to the test.^Sudenly you hear the "culturally enriching sound|of SAC'C reverberating from the next room At this point you have several options, you can A) Roll over and try to sleep, B) Beat on the wall and tell them to turn it down. § Hopefully, you have never had Ho deal with this par-| ticular problem. However/m a, dorm situation, this does o c c u r i l t can not only happen at two a.m. but at two p.m. Conflicts of schedulesfare a serious problem anywhere you have shared living conditions. It is important for you to realize that at some point you and your neighbor must come to terms. None of the options mentioned above will solve the problem. JL On this!campus, we have certain rules:* that the administration has made to serve as guidelines for student behavior. It would be as difficult for the administration to lanticipate resident'sjhours as it wouuld be for them to estate in the handbook some objective measures of what constitutes too much noise. The residence hall staff may set up quiet hours but it is the peopled the M l who must enforce them&The administration does not pay staff enough for them to be your mothers and fathers. Resident Assistants are there to "assist" residents in keeping the hall intact. They are not there to babysit. * l j When someone'slstereo is bothering'you, tell them. fcDon't yell or beat on the wall, go to them and explain the problem. If you take the inititive and keep your temper, yu'll find that they will usually listen. There have been too many halls turnedfinto "Animal Houses" because the residents didn't take on the responsibility of maintaining order. 1 1 So the next time you crank your stereo at an odd hour, remember that you are not the only one in your hall.


Leisure time in Campus Center denied by Mercyhurst Prep students
Center. The students were aware of a women's basketball scrimmage at$6:00 p.m., but nothing after that. So, about fifteen of us showed up at the gym around 8:00 p.m. to play basketball and practice for the j upcoming intramural season. But we could not play because a certain group of people who DO NOT attend this college were there. Upon inquiry, we found^out that the Prep gymnasium was empty,?and that the team wanted to practice at the Campus Center because they play a few games there during the regular season. Well, the students of Mercyhurst College play |ALL of their* intramural games at the Campus Center! I simply do not understand why a school must use another gym when their's is perfectly usable. The Campus Center is busy enough, and the students have little time as it is to use it now. Mercyhurst College students are not permitted to use the Mercyhurst Prep gym, so why should the Mercyhurst Prep students be allowed to use the Campus Center on the only night and at the only time slot available \\o Mercyhurst College students? I hope the necessary actions are cond u c t e d to c o r r e c t t h i s problem. A concerned student, Craig S. Medvid Junior, HRM W.

Dear Merciad: mproblem has arisenithat I feel needs some attention. It seems that myself and a number of other students are being denied the use of a certain facility on the Mercyhurst campus."That facility is none other than the Campus Center. The Campus Center is supposed to be open Sunday through Thursday evenings from 8:00 p.m. until 10:30 p.m. for the use by Mercyhurst students. Recently, this privilege has been unavailable, if you will. Men's and women's basketball games times often change this, and I understand and have absolutely no disagreements about- that, whatsoever. However, what happened on* Tuesday evening, November^ was totally uncalled for and definiteJy avoidable. $ foi It seems that the Mercyhurst Prep men's basketbal team had previously scheduled a practice at the Campus



Grievances aired about post • it ned tourney .game
Dear Merciad, It is presently 8:12 p.m. Monday night. I am stating the time because at this precise moment about a dozenfother students and I should be playing in the intramural volleybal finals. Yet, as is quite evident we are not playing tonight. There are a couple of things that upset me about not playing tonight. The first is, being the team captain I should have been informed during the day that the game was being cancelled for tonight. Instead, my fellow team members and I showed up at the Campus Center at 8 p.m. to find a note on the door saying the game is cancelled until Tuesday. It really iwould not have been very difficult for the person in charge ito have phoned me. Then I would have been able to inform my team. The second problem I have with the game being postponed is the reason why it was postponed. That being the Mercyhurst Prep boys basketball team was having practice in \ OUR *gym. My feelings toward them having priority to the Campus Center over the Mercyhurst College community is quite negative. After all, I feel that paying $4,950 a year in tuition entitles all Mercyhurst i students and I to priority over outside parties, when it comes to using the Mercyhurst College facilities. Sincerely, Michael W. Lowinski

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Ronco Christmas [revisited
By Maree-Lynn Cicon^ Christmas past, Christmas present. Do holiday trends really change that much from year to year? A | Merciad staffer approached me about doing an update on a Christmas article that I had written for the newspaper*a few years ago. She had hoped that I had gained added insight into the "perils of Chrisfmasxommercialism". I hope I don't disap: point her! I * } Some things have changed, while some have not. The retail industry's battle for the Christmas dollar is still fierce, and their holiday merchandise Rand decorations seem to be H displayed a bit earlier every parking spots at the mail. It might be my imagination, but it appears that the following is true of the Millcreek Mall: at any given moment, on fany given day, 85 percent of all Erie parents who own a^baby stroller, who have at least two children under five years ^of age, are at the Millcreek Mall with all of the above mentioned items accompanying them. The problem occurs when that occasional "stray stroller" is acting of its own volition,;of course, and begins using its heel seeking device to attack every available ankle in the immediate vicinity. Could the owner of the vehicle, who appears 1o turn away as the victim searches the area for^the perpetrator, be oblivious |to what's occured? toys, and even Cabbage Patch perfume is available. It's in fierce c o m p e t i t i o n w i t h "Dynasty's 'Krystle'" line of fragrance products; both are reportedly selling briskly.

Some things just make Christmas, Christmas . A few months ago, I remember reading that the Ronco company had filed for bankruptcy. What d o e s l t h a t do t o America's holiday television viewing? Cap-J it mean watching the 5:00 p.m. rerun of Charlies'*Angefs without seeing a single commercial for the revolutionary "Ronco Pocket Fisherman"? Can the average"' American consumer be convincedhhatjitfis possi11 year* ' 'f ble to have a successful holiWe're still shopping to the day partyr without a set of tunes of tthose shrieking those legendary "Ronco musical j b e l l s . We have The popularity of computers Ginsu-Knives"? Can it be that modern technology to thank for their capacity to elec- seems to have weathered the on television, we will never again hear those infamous tronically belt out 1001 last few Christmas'. What is If original Christmas selections. refreshing to note is that^the words "But wait..,f here's morrIf it's not the musical belts, it's educational aspect; of this rrrrrre$" uttered again? v Withstanding all|theicom| still the cracklingtcarols filled |ype^>^echnology [sIjDeing. w i t h s u b l i m i n a l buying stressed as weTTas the video mercialism "is the true meanmessages for the consumers game abilities^which mostfof ing of the holiday season. to unknowingly absorb. I the units offer. Despite fthe Soon we will again experience wonder what happens when fact that it's all a question of what Christmas is all about you play those records marketing strategy and not when we celebrate with family [backwards? Just beware of really part! of^ the computer and friends. The crowds, the any stores playing "The companies' search for an in- sales, the bargains will all be Beatles' Christmas Album"! | j tellectual America, it's in- behind us.TThat is, until the ,r ^Shoppers are still coming teresting nonetheless. after-Christmas sales! out in droves to search for that Maree-Lynn Cicon is DirecICabbage Patch anything is special {gift. People's vicious stilUn demand. The dolls are tor off the Student Union and nature magically arises as stilljin short supply, but Cab- seeker off the true meaning off th^v vie for any remaining bage Patch clothes, slippers, C h r i s t m a s f -1 * 1


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DECEMBER 6, 1984

If-you could change Santa...
Although there are many ways to depict Christmas, one of the most representative pictures of Christmas is Santa Claus. The thought of Santa Claus brings to mind the traditional picture: a red suit with white trim, black boots, a big round belly, a white beard, rosy cheeks and a sack of toys flung over the shoulder. But what if Santa Claus didn't look like the traditional Santa we've come to know? If he could be changed in any way, what would the "ideal" Santa Claus be? At Mercyhurst, the ideal picture of Santa Claus seems to differ. ;':f- Junior Noni Hess said she would like to see Santa Claus "represent something * less secular so not to detract from t h e t r u e m e a n i n g !of Christmas." •• * • ^

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Senior. Jim Leneghan felt Santa Claus could stand to losefa little of thefbelly. He said, "Santa Claus should be skinnier so the reindeer don't have to carry all the weight." Junior Beth Maitland wants her Santa Claus to be a "6' 3", 200 pound Italian Santa Claus driving a pink Cadillac." Townhouse One feels that the ideal Santa Claus is "38-24-34." Along the same lines, sophomore James Benusa would like his ideal Santa Claus to Ibe approximately 5' 6" with blonde hair. jSenior Jean Monieski went for a drastic change. She said, "I think Santa should change the beard to a goatee and go to more of a mohawk and an earring in his left ear." Other than that she likes Santa because he gives "great big, fwarm hugs." Ij I Senior Pat Songer wants

Santa to be thin and tanned. He said, "he can* keep his white beard and the funky red suit if he wants to." Finally, *sophomore Lori Shrieber, a big Santa Claus fan, said, "I wouldn't change a thing. If he was changed, he wouldn't be Santa Claus." Whatever J the ideal Santa Claus is, there is one aspect about Santa that will always remain. Santa represents the warmth and togetherness during the Cristmas season. 1 For many years to come, Santa Claus will bring millions of smiles to the faces of many children. Santa Claus has magically captured the hearts of children more than any other myth or reality in history. Whether fat or skinny, short or tall, male or female, Santa Claus is a representation of love...and |that can never be changed.

Education Department

The Mercyhurst Education Department will sponsor a dinner for its student teachers, faculty and adOpen House ministrators and supervisors of school districts. On Friday, December 7, The dinner will be held an open house will be held Thursday, December 6. in the Campus, Ministry. Entertainment at the dinner Hours are 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. All will be provided by the Mer- welcome. S i cyhurst Prepatory School Health Notes Choir. I Question: What about "sobering up" from an over Speaker consumption of alcohol? Is there any value in^the Dr. Max Azicri of Edin- remedies which'are* used boro University will speak today? g | * -wit&W on "The> Nicaraguan Elec- ^ A n s w e r The rehire many tions and their i Interna- varieties of "sobering up" tional Implications." Azicri remedies.! All arejjof little was part of an observer value in speeding up the team for the recent?elec- recovery of alcohol contions in Nicaragua. Good sumption. Alcohol leaves food and good discussion! the body by oxidation at the Make reservations with the rate of about 3-8 ounce per O f f i c e of; C o m m u n i t y hour for a person who Education, Mercyhurst weighs 150 pounds. This ** £* figure is influenced by? a person's body weight, food in the stomach, and various Christmas Concert other factors. The rule concerning "sobering up" in{The Erie Civic Orchestra dicates that time and only is presenting a Christmas time is the^answer for getconcert December 12 at 8 ting rid of the effects of p.m^in Zurn Recital jHall. a l c o h o l . ? C o n t r a r y ?to A d m i s s i o n i s f r e e . popular belief, there exists Refreshments ^following no formula for getting rid of concert. ~ 4 the effects of alcohol.

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Woods" and "Rick DiBello and the DiBelltones from 10 p.m. 2 a.m. Friday free nachcs during Happy Hour and Miller and Lite ponies 3 for $1. iJ & L Tavern -2514 Peach Street. Monday import night 90|cents. Tuesday night 50 f Millcreek Mall -Showing cems Schnapps and 75 cents this week the movies include: Budweisers. "Just the Way You ?Are", Billy's Saloon -10th and "Ghostbusters", "Revenge of Peach StreetJI"Fat |Chance" the Nerds", |and f"Bachelor Party"! Call 868-5152 for time will be playing all weedend. Shenanigan's -3728 Pine schedules. Ave£ Friday and Saturday Ramada Inn -6101 Watt"Easy" » will be performing sburg Road. Sundayf night Cinema World -This from 10 P4TI. - 2 a.m. $2 cover singles dance and party. Ad- w e e k ' s s h o w s i n c l u d e charge. D.J. Kevin Armstrong mission $2 and live D.J. Every "2010-The Year We Made Conspinning the tunes every Tuesday and Thursday for $3 tact" and "Beverly Hills Cop" Thursday night. * all the tacos and wings you can eat|||j I i | Peninsula Inn -44 Peninsula Drive. "Contour" will be m Tom's Tavern -340 East performing Thursday and Fri- 12th Street. Every Wednesday, day from 10 p.m. - 2 a.m. and Friday, and Saturday D.J. "Northcoast Band" will be Flyer. Saturday noon - 6 p.m. playing Saturday. No cover! and Wednesday 7 p.m. - 1 a.m. 12 ounce draft beers 25 cents. Pal Joeys -1101 State Street. "Albert of India" will be vern 2 an DQC '%£& J * *Jfc ^£10 L playing Friday and Saturday tsburgh. Tuesday'College" Mercyhurst Little Theatre from 10 p.m. - 2 a.m. nite 2 for 1 drinks and slices of -presents "Come Back Little pizza for 10 cents with 15 Sheba", December 6-8 at 8 I Kate's at the Holiday Inn ounce drafts. Wednesday is p.m. $5 for adults and $3rtor Downtown -Performing all Lady's Night 25 cent; drinks students and senior citizens. weekend will be "Angel Fire" and D.J. Ken Olowin. Thursday Call 825-0255 for i m o r e from 9:30 p.m. -1:30 a.m. vj free? wings 9 p.m. till ... 15 information. ounce drafts for 50 cents. FriDocksiders -420 State day, Schnapps 50 cents and Gannon University Theatre Street. Saturday, there will be D.J. "Other Brother". Saturday - presents Steinbeck's Classic two bands performing, "Brook Drink n' Drown with D.J. Ken. "Of Mice and Men" December

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Green all-time
By R.J. Zonna Mercyhurst's John Green became the all-time leading scorer jjIn Laker Baskerball history when he connected for 22 points in a losing cause against the» Canisius Golden Griffins last Saturday. The 95-73 loss again dropped the 'Hurst to .500 (2-2). The Lakers had defeated Alllancejfor the second time this season earlier in the week. The 'Hurst returns to the Campus Center tomorrow evening as they host the Cardinals of St. John Fisher. The New Yorkers travel to Erie with a deliberate team led by junior Joe Gran teed, a 6-6 forward. The Cardinals were 1-0 heading Into yesterday's contest against Rochester. John G r e e n , J* The IS c o r i n g Machine", has know, amassed 1,765 points in just a little over three seasons to surpass the previous record of 1,750 points held by Jesse -Campbell (1972-76). The next monumental goal for Green to reach is the prestigous 2,000 point plateau. Canisius opened the game

with a 23-10 spurt to take control of the contest. The Lakers found themselves down by fifteen points, 49-34, at the half. Canisius guard Kay Hall scored 21 of his game high 37 points in the'first half to lead the Golden Griffins. The 'Hurst, down by as many as 19, used a 12-4 run to cut the , Canisius lead to eleven, 67-56,< with just.) over eight minutes remaining. However, Canisius used a good ball control offense to keep the Lakers in check the rest of the way. Hall's 37 points was a career high for thr Golden Griffins alltime leading scorer. Hall also grabbed 11 rebounds to lead C a n i s i u s . Center Chris Heinhold added 22 points for 2-1 Canisius. f Supporting Green's; 22 tallies were Todd Lee, who had 16 points to go along with his game high 12 rebounds .and Marty Cams, who chipped in with 13 markers and 10 boards. The Lakers»were their own worst enemy, as they turned the ball over 25-times and were called for 31 personal fouls. Canisius connected on only team which participated in the NC£A Final Four competition. The SUBonaventure club went to the fina|game when Lanier went down with a knee injury and watched fas the Bonnies took runner-up honors. | W Kalbaugfi was flown out to Milwaukee after lasffnight's game in Clarion! courtesy of the Bucks,| and will be flown back in time jfor|tomorrow's contest against!Si . John Fisfeell Alsoja note of congratulations to the members of Sting, the winners of|his years co-ed

Lady Lakers Start slowly
By Bob Shreve • f Coach Darlene Rosthauser learned that 1984-85 may be somewhat trying at;times for her women's basketball team. The women competed in the Edinboro Tournament over the weekend, and freshmen jitters were clearly evident. * iAll eight freshmen saw action the opening night as the Lady* Lakers dropped an 81-40 decision to Davis & El kins, the eventual tournament champion. Seniors Sandra Tate and Sherry Putnam led the way with 11 and 10 points. * The Lakers' Marly Cams (34) lays in a basket enroute to a 96-81 ."We had a bad case of the nerves," admitted Rosthauser. destruction of Alliance. . two more baskets from the "Davis & Elkins was very field, but hit on 27 of 44 free physical and a tremendously drilled team. We didn't work throws compared to the the ball inside and took some Lakers* 9 of 13. very low percentage shots." Earlier in the week, Mercyhurst defeated Alliance ColMercyhurst surprised Edinlege 96-81. Leading the Laker boro by coming out in a manscorers &was Green. His 28 to-man defense in the consolapoints was a season-high tion affair. The Lady Lakers point total for a 'Hurst in- hung tough before finally dividual this yea. Marty Cams dropping a 66-58 decision. chipped in with 16, while Todd Candy Hoover led all 'Hurst Lee added 15 markers. Jon Berkeley led the Lakers with scorers with 13 points, hitting 5 of 7 from the floor and 3 of 4 13 rebounds. intramural volleyball championship! It|marks|the second year* in a row that Sting has won|the title. Both times over F.U.RA.R. in the final match. For those of you who were upset ^with Coach Kalbaugh when hejtook John Green out raphe game Thursday evening; before he Shad an opportunity to break! the Mercyhurst Alltime jsco^ing! record^ y o | w e r e n f r ? a l o h e f Despite Kalbaugrfs gentlemanly move, it&Jidn't go overito weiljwith the fans who have watched John piayffof the past thjee years. •% | I know the coach wanted to avoid |a possible injury to John, espcially|since Alliance was going tto do&verythtng Joi |8's|power tofstop John from breaking the record agaijfst them. But, I'm not sure ifiit was fair to the fansiwhothave e n j o y e d w a t c& i n g | | h e "Shooting Machine" play for these four years. Theflwere denied a chance to see a Laker legend | n the^mak|ngp: ? But, thenJWgain, |s $t a oaches job to playf a game ifs#for|th fans?f | § |Whateverihe^case. There is a^ery^goodfbhance thatwohn wilkbreatethe 2,000 point barfe b&iter during ^five-game homes! a n n an r from the IJne. Her efforts earned her a spot on *the AllTournament team^ v Putnam added 12 points and 10* rebounds to the 'Hurst cause, while Jeana White had 10 points. Tate pulled down a game-high 13 rebounds. "Our* shooting (28 percent) killed us," noted Rosthauser. "If we had shot better, we could have won the game. The girls did play a good game. We came out in the man-to-man defense which surprised them. I was pleased how well we played it, because we haven't practiced it that much." : 1 The Lady Lakers^have one more contest on Friday night wit h i s t . John Fisher before taking the holidays off. Mercyhurst will return to action on January 5 at Pitt-Johnstown.«

Women' assistant named
Jack Rosthauser has been named as the assistant coach forr the 1984-85 Mercyhurst women's basketball team. If the name sounds familiar, it should. Jack is the brother-inlaw of head coach Darlene Rosthauser. %. Jack Rosthauser is a former baseball and basketball player at Iroquois High School. While playing for legendary Tom Barringer, he was a member of a County Champion and District Ten Champion team. Since graduating, Rosthauser has been active in a number*of local basketball and Softball leagues.:He has been employed at General Electric for the past ten years.

Yokes Over Easy

By Greg Yoke If yot| can find the Detroit Piston^ Milwaukee Bucks National Basketball Association ott television ^onighlMpay special attention tof the halftime festJvitie:^^ i ^During the haira Milwaukee islmakingia speciaf presentation>*to the? greats Bob Lanier. Sof why ^should fyou watch? Well, joining the Uglier retirement presentational!be Mercyhurst ihead basketball coach "Kalbaugh and Lanierf were roomates during ^heir^four years* ofS collegiate^ hoops at St.* Bonaventure. The two played on the 1970 Bonnie

Netters take!second
A creditable second was the tion, Caap partnered)* Phil finishing place for the Mer- Nykyforuk to the .1 doubles cyhurst men's tennis team in title. 1 ? j last ^weekend's SSixth Annual •. It was a valiant effort for the Concordia College Invitational Lakers who were missing Joe Tennis Tournaments LoCastro from the starting d Rutgers led the team stan- lineup due to aV-cartlidge dings with 29 points followed operation. **We beat Rutgers by the Lakers' 24. Concordia in every singles encounter so tallied 17i Lafayette 16, and we feel we have, a moral viclona 5. A f tory," claimed second-year In flight« play, Mercyhurst coach, Andy Find ley. claimed four individual winThe Lakers break now until ners; Jens Caap, . 1 , Joel February 15 when they play in Balogunv .2, Walt Hader, .4, another iteam tourney with and Juan Blazquez, .5. In addi- Cornell, Navyjand Millersville.

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