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By Betsy Lantz t Mercyhurst students enrolled in computer classes may be paying a $90 lab fee fori certain classes as of fall term 1985. ' I { * ' z fc'nThis fee has been $35*for the past three years, according to Dr. Donald Platte, Director ofI the Mathematics and Computer Science Department. The increase in the fee awaits the approval of the Board of Trustees at their June 17 meeting. * The proposed increase in the computer lab fee would result from the Installation of a new computer hardware system. § According to the Director of the Computer Center, Patricia Benekos, the proposal | before the Budget and Finance Committee of-the Board of Trustees is to replace the present computer system, anjHP 3000 Series with a Series 68 model. As Benekos explains, the new system "would allow us to consider ex* panding in a lot of ^different directions." 3 i$ The present computer system is at maximum capacity, Benekos said. The new hardware system would give the college the!capability to add up to three times as many terminals as it now has, which could eventually lead the establishment of computer labs in ZUrn or in the library. The new system would also be eight to twelve times faster, Benekos adds. H If the Trustees approve the final purchase, the Series 68 would be installed as early as this August, Benekos stated. The Director of Finance John Maus estimates the total cost of tills renovation to be $450,000 or $90,000 per year for five years. * t Me explains .-that $250,000 will be made available 2by the Capital Campaign, leaving the ^college with $200,000 to be generated from within. dent, that would yield about $27,000 per year toward the computer installation, Maus calculates. "That leaves a the $90 lab fee proposal is likely to receive the Trustees' approval, but not without much discussion. "Everyone

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Students may be paying a $90 deficiency of $63,000*per year which the college would have to pick up through the budgeting process, along with the commitment from the Capital Campaign," he said. X Maus stated that, nationally, oolc>n^^-4rs*.—± * ^ r u P a m n a i n n ^ w i l l M n o t _ a l 1 ^-1 eges have r.cunputer.laUJees ranging be Com frig in during one year, however.wfrom $75 to $175. Locally, Behrend has M The purpose of the increased com- no such fee; Gannon's fee for next year puter lab fee, then, "is to help defray is $150 for classes including a separate the cost of the computer," Maus said. computer lab., 'The fee is presently at $90. That might i "We're probably behind in the times stay at $90 for two or three years. Then when it comes! to •things like this," hopefully that cost can be dropped," Maus -suggested. "The reason is he added. <S h because we're well aware of the cost to | . According to Dr. Platte, 100ito 110 come here and of the cutbacks in students are enrolled In computer financial aid." The Director of Finance implied that classes each term. At a $90 fee per stu-

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computer lab fee next fall has the same concerns as far as the cost going up, not just for the student, but for the parent also," he mentioned. Director of the Computer Center Benekos does not foresee the increase preventing a student from taking *a computer class. Dr. Platte, however, believes thaP**lr would probably Effect" the enrollment.^ Maus made it clear that if the purchase of the new system were to be delayed, the lab fee would be dropped back down. • j "It's not a popular move by any means," he concluded, "but If we're going to upgrade our system it's going to benefit everyone. That's the baste reason for the increase." i 1

Hammermill Library already I stocking shelves with new books
"By Chris Alessi 4 | Recently, the Mercyhurst College Library changed its name to the Hammermill Library. This decision was made by the college administration after a $250,000 donation was received from the paper company. The money received from Hammermill is being used for the purpose of purchasing new books. } According to Library Director Joan Cooper, approximately 2300 new books^have been ordered,since March and close to 80 percent of the first 1000 books have already been placed on the shelves. j Cooper is satisfied with \ these numbers for, as she stated, "it takes approximately three years for a book, from start to finish, to be available and placed on the shelf." As far as periodicals are concerned, only a certain few new editions will be added to the collection. These new additions will be of particular interest to those students majoring in fSportsmedicineand Fashion Merchandising, i A Added periodicals will Include the Journal of American Medical Association , the Journal*of American Psysiology Jand'such Fashion Merchandising magazines as W *and Cooper added that there are no plans at this time to further add to the already extensive collection of periodicals. "The periodical collection is sadly underused by the student body," said Cooper, te | g > S ; "Students must remember that they should use these periodicals for the most current information," she added. Cooper also stated that funds from the Capital Campaign will not be used to p u r c h a s e m a g a z i n e s and newspapers. Any addition to his section of the library must come strictly from the library's budget. j "When books are ordered," said Cooper, "we take into accounts the recommendations of the* faculty Hand students." $j&t 2-s *? rFew students jhave actually made suggestions as to thehypes of books they would?like to see, but Cooper hopes this will soon change.J f ? "The library is here to serve the needs of the students," said Cooper. I Cooper also I reminds the student body that Amnesty Day will be held on Friday, May 17 and will continue through Monday, May 20. During'this time any overdue.book can be returned to the library with no questions asked and no fines levied. M



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Gamma chapter to begin at 'Hurst
By Mary Frances Loncharic The third chapteriof Delta Omega "Alpha sorority will begin at Mercyhurst. Delta Omega Alpha was founded at Alliance college in 1980. Once part of the national sorority Delta iZeta, the sorority became independent land changed the name. Delta Omega Alpha appropriately means the end and the beginning. Mercyhurst has never had a social sorority or fraternity come to its campus, although it has professional fraternities that have been set up within the individual departments, I Mercyhurst's chapter of this sorority will be called the Gamma chapter. The?second chapter, Beta, began at -St. Mary's College »in Orchard Lake \ Michigan with much success.^ The sorority recently celebrated their fifth anniversary'in April. They currently have 38 alumnae. The sorority started a l i t t l e brother organization in September, 1984. f * | * A group of Mercyhurst students have been interested in the sorority for some time. Evelyn Garnowski and Lynn Piotrowicz are very excited about it. Evelyn is a Mercy hurst-transf ef~stodeaU£rom Alliance College and Alumni President of Delta Omega Alpha. * * ? i i Lynn, who is interested in becoming a founding sister of the Mercyhurst chapter/ has been nominated to become President of the chapter, [-$ Lynn and six other Mercyhurst students will pledge to the sorority over the summer. The other students are: Jodi Abbey, Lynn Hardner, Susan Flakner, Jennifer Laird, Mary Frances Loncharic, and Sandra Taylor. I Evelyn Garnowski and Lynn Piotrowicz approached E. William Kennedy, Director of Student Services at Mercyhurst, with the sorority's constitution. The chapter's own f bylaws Jmust Jstill be drawn up and approved by Kennedy before the chapter becomes official. The igroup has received acceptance to organize on campus from Kennedy and Mercyhurst Student Government. President of Delta Omega Alpha j (Alliance), Aundrea Cika, and a few sisters from the sorority came to Mercyhurst for a visit and presentation on April 28. | Cika believes that students have the wrong impressions of sororities. Common assumptions |are that extensive . or even ridiculous activities must be accomplished to join or participate or that it will cost a lot of money. | The only stipulations that the sorority holds are that a 2.0 grade point average be maintained and first semester ment may be made. The girls would like to keep the average at a 2.0 and cite that the QPA for athletes in their junior and senior year* is a 2.0; the average Is lower for freshmen and sophomore athletes.' jj The cost is quite minimal, a twenty-five dollar pledge fee is needed for sorority history book, shirt, and pin. A general fee of fifty dollars will be paid for the year's activities. The sorority pin is a bar with the symbols for Delta Omega Alpha engraved. The sorority tries to coordinate monthly philanthropic activities as well as brother-sister functions, and, of course, parties. It also stresses the importance of community and campus service. Cystic Fibrosis is s the organization's charity. | M Delta Omega Alpha's crest consists of a large Delta, upon which is the Greek words; Woman, Scholarship, and Individualism. Inside the Delta are two hands, clasped in friendship,fand an open book symbolizing scholarship and faith. The writing on the page of the book is Polish for "God Watch Over Us." A lighted candle on the crest symbolizes lighting the way and a key is the symbol for knowledge and opening doors. !$ * -JPh e ^ o cor It y_J s g m r §n t Lv transfer'students) may^not seekfftg^iTfemale -faculty pledge. First semester advisor. * I students need time to become acquainted ;With the college The founding sisters of this and the sorority. « chapter I recognize that they The Gamma (Mercyhurst) must be dedicated and hardchapter will review the QPA re- working, so that the sorority quirement with Kennedy. A can become a legacy for Merchange to a'higher require- cyhurst students. J


As part of a Special Project in conjunction with Summer on the Hill, Mercyhurst College w i l l host an OldFashioned Fourth of July Celebration. J^ gs The fun filled event is sort of a "thanks to the community", according to Mercyhurst College President, Dr. William P. Garvey. * It will also commemorate the college's 60th Anniversary and .serve as a tribute to all the community service and Involvement with which Erie citizens support the institution. ? The Old Fashioned? Fourth will feature good old American fun. A softball doubleheader willj be part of the;day's actions. The first game will pit Mercyhurst faculty against the alumni. The second game will

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be played by teams from the Glenwood league. I The River City I Brass Band s from Pittsburgh will play on the multi-purpose field in the afternoon. This band was recently honored at the Smithsonian Institute earlier this year, j • j W Music in the Grotto beginning at 2:30 p.m. will start with the Haener Brothers Band. Following f them will be a country-western ensemble. I Square dancers will give a special demonstration in the Campus Center sin the afternoon. .There will be a watermelon eating contest j.and various other picnic races and games. The day will be capped off with a fireworks display ?at dusk. i ti i

Work Assistants Needed
Positions for the Student Assistantship Program have been announced for the 1985-1986 academic year. The Student Assistantship Program was designed to aid upperclassmen in meeting the increasing costs of education.! p There are 40 student,assistant positions available in 25 different areas of the college. Tuition reduction will be received in return for a specified number of hours but will not be granted until the term following the Jstart < of employment-fThese positions will not replace the work study program ana* will hot result in cash transactions. Students may not hold both work study and student assistantships if the combined total exceeds S1200; i | I Students must be upperclassmen and academically eligible in order to apply for apposition. A 1.75 QPA for sophomores and a 2.0 QPA for juniors and-seniors must be maintained. &%f. s Applications must be in by Friday, May 17. If anyone has any questions or needs an application 5he should see Dorothy Kirk in the President's w Office, f


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It's an awkward time of the term. Most of us are finishing up spring term, a few of us have just finished up winter term work and some of us are even looking forward to next fall term. Most of the major campus organizations have new officers and are trying to quietly wind up this year while still working and plotting away for next year. Within the past week, SAC has chosen their leaders for the, 1985-1986 year. The Hotel Restaurant Management Association will have their leaders in place next week. MSG and WMCY have had next year's crews in place for a few weeks. The Merclad has a new staff that is worth mentioning. Chris Cardinali, a freshman HRM major, will be next year's News Editor. He brings with him much experience from this year, as well as diversified interests that will contribute to a close, hard-working staff. jjg| ja* Sophomore English major Susan Marcy has accepted the job as Feature Editor. She has contributed some interesting features to this year's paper and has some great ideas for next year. yj jLori Martin, a sophomore English major, brings her talents to the newly created position of Calendar Editor. Lori will be in charge of compiling happenings, facts and tidbits for "Bulletin Board", "Weekend" and the new column called;"ETC". j | £ Junior Debbie Hison will wear two hats as Distribution Manager and Co-Sports Editor. Debbie has three years of newspaper experience }and has an exuberant personality that makes the staff more interesting. v § R.J. Zonna will co-edit'the Sports Page? with Debbie. R.J. There will be some new organizations on campus next year. knows his sports and should bring added insight to Page 8. The HRM Department has founded a Mercyhurst Chapter of the Rena Zicarelli and her flying fingers will be back to help iThe Hotet'Sales'Management As^ociation^msgroup wilFbetravellMerciad to meet those chaotic deadlines and will even have ing all over the country on marketing and sales blitzes while taksome other IMPORTANT duties. i i i ing the name of Mercyhurst with them.f JL ? f t «, W Of course, many staff reporters will continue their fine jourAnd, as usual, SAC and MSG always have SOMETHING up nalistic work in next year's editions. (But new people are always their sleeves, f 1 JL welcome on staff$) Oh yes, and the graduates....Mercyhurst's 57th graduating jMSG will be joining The Merciad staff next year. The Ex- class will leave the Gates on Sunday. May 2 6 ^ i f I : ecutive Board plans to have a weekly column called "MSG: Off Good luck to all! # : * w 1 ! the Record." ; f The Merciad staff will be getting a new advisor. Dennis McCarthy will join the Mercyhurst Communications Deapartment teaching mostly print courses. McCarthy had previously taught journalism afcVilla Maria College. He brings with him extensive advising experience, especially in print publications. * f There's some interesting activities and organizations to look forward to next year. It seems like fraternities and sororities may be making their debut on the Mercyhurst campus next year. r

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In regards to last week's story on faculty salaries nationwide, there needs to be some clarification. The story reflected national trends and not those necessarily here on the Mercyhurst College campus .The National Playwrights Showcase has gotten approximately 114 entries from 21 states, including Alaska. The Showcase was initiated In 1983 calling for unproduced plays to be sent for evaluation and judging to Mercyhurst College. The three purposes of Showcase were to provide an outlet for new works by American playwrights, to establish Merxyhurst, and Erie as an important regional and national theatre force, and to provide new playwrights with support and present new works fot the theater. The deadline for submissions was May 15. Winners will be chosen within the next month and a half ......The Laker Shakers will be back for their fifth year of performances next year. Newly appointed Choreographer, Natalie Raitano and Student Director Kathy Dee expect to hold tryouts in September The D'Angelo School of Music's own piano extraordinaire Sam Rotman will perform a special concert with guest violinist David Taylor of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. The two will perform on Sunday, May 19 at 3:00 in St. Mark's Auditorium. 'The concert will ?be presented free of charge The Mercyhurst Art Faculty Summer Show at the Cummings Gallery in the Hammermill Library will run from Sunday May, 19. A mixed media will be presented by Art Department faculty members: Shelle Barron, Daniel Burke, Marsha Cisek, Thomas Hubert, Ernest Mauthe, Joseph Pizzat and Mary Rosiak. Try and'catch the works o f some of2our creative |facility! Everyone, have a great summer! flT
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Reflections of! a pond biologist
By Dr. Michael Campbell v m I knew I was in trouble when a huge student sauntered into class wearing a World War II Marine - combat helmet and took a seat in the back row. All 77 seats In the small lecture hall were soon filled Swith a noisy hyperactive mob. k While I had been a graduate student at Texas A&M University, I had learned how to plan and write environmental impact statements and how to use "multivariate statistical procedures to analyze large data sets, butjthey had never told me what to do on the first day of class with a hot room full of rowdy freshmen. My teaching career was about to be baptized with fire. | For any; teacher, the first year of teaching is an exciting year full of discoveries: about students and what makes them tick, abouUthe subject he or she teaches, and about his or her capabilities and limitations as a teacher. if I survive the month of May, I will have been blessed With l^ttref thi*»rS"»and wem* periences of two first years of teaching - each at two very different institutions. What follows is a comparison (and contrast) of some of my first year teaching experiences. My first impressions of the two schools were vastly different. When I saw Ranger Junior College fin Ranger, Texas, for the first time I told myself that I would never work
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there. However, fate and a riding on the inside lane of the poor job market for! new Indianapolis 500 auto race. 4 P h . D . ' s ' s o o n proved The hourly chiming of the otherwise. * bells at Mercyhurst certainly When i later saw Mercyhurst imparts a pleasant rhythmic College for the first time I fell charm to the academic life in love with it. That first glimp- here. The i m o s t distinctive se of Old Main through the rhythmic sound at Ranger was black iron gate at the front of the simultaneous revving of car enginesi every Thursday afternoon when the students headed home|for their threeday weekend. I In some ways the students here are similar to those at Ranger. I've heard many of the same excuses. Students at both places are prone to the same mysterious undiagnosed illnesses and disabilities, and there | are always roommates that fail in their responsibilities as human alarm clocks. * In j;every class that I have taught at both schools there has always been at least one student who thought, it was cool to strolltinto class late nearly every day. And of course there are always one or two students who fail every mpreSft^est sion. I immediately wanted to office at the end of the term to 4 be a part of Mercyhurst ask how good their chances College. are for a "C" in the c o u r s e . ^ The two |schools jwere Mercyhurst students are worlds apart in the pace of more adept at taking notes their scheduling and academic than were Ranger students; calendar. Ranger utilized a tor- however, Ranger students turously long semester were 1 much more innovative system with classes being than Mercyhurst* students at held only Monday through finding ways to cheat on Thursday. Teaching at Mer- exams. cyhurst this year has been like fc.. Finally, the attrition rate of
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this spring I discovered three different species of liverworts in the wooded swamp next to St.? Mark's. Other bright moments were? an ^October boat; ride with the Ecology class at sunset on Presque Isle Bay. breaking through the ice on Elk Creek in February to collect samples ? withf John Chrzanowski, a pond sampling trip at sunrise one warm spring morning with Debbie Chuzie and Jenny Ritter, and a long but colorful ride home from |the camping trip to Gettysburgh. | | J | . These may seem like trite things thatfonlyf a biologist would care about, but they are undoubtedly the kinds of things that I will remember most vividly about my first years of teaching..And these are'the kinds of discoveries that will keep me coming back for more.|| f 1 | Dr. Campbell is an instructor In the Biology Department, specializing in the ecological study of fresh water ponds. He has successfully survived his first yearf at JMercyw hurst, Cofe lege. *^*W r^ ^

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P l a n s l a u n c h e d for m u s e u m t o harbor
By Mary Frances Loncharic Niagara Place, Inc. is a nonprofit corporation formed in 1984 by representatives of the city of Erie, the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, the Erie Historical Museum and the business community. *. s H The purpose of this organization is to develop a bayfront site for the relocation of the Flagship Niagara and the Erie Historical Museum, together with appropriate commercial attractions. Mercyhurst College President, Dr. William P. Garvey is President of Niagara Place, Inc. i \ i J? & 3 About four years ago it was decided that the historical home - on West 16th Street, where the Erie Historical Museum Is located, was not large enough. Approximately 35 to 40 thousand people visit the museum each year. * Dr. Garvey, Chairman of the Museum Board, wanted the museum to expand; up to 100,000 visitors would make the museum self sufficient. It .would need a new location. The Niagara was built in 1813 during the building of the Perry battle fleet, for the Battle of Lake Erie. This created an industry for the area and put Erie, Pennsylvania, in the history books. In 1913 the Niagara was resurrected from a watery grave in Misery Bay and completely rebuilt. 7§ ?f For the last 72 years "restoration" £ or patchups have been done. Nothing has been done about permanent preservation, f % Dr. Garvey said, "Moving the Niagara to thet bayfront will
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create a museum for the ship as well as Erie history." i Niagara Place, Inc. recommended the purchase of the Litton Industries property, two blocks east of State Street. The area can be purchased for



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approximately 4.6 million dollars. • A large assembly building on the property, over 110 feet high, 490 feet long, and 69,000 square feet in area, will be used for a Great Lakes Museum, featuring the Flagship Niagara, which will moor in the water, within the building. The building will be designed to allow the ship to^be moved outside during the summer. Additional museum exhibits including an IMAX (expansive screen) film which will bring the story of the Great Lakes and the Battle of Lake Erie to life. { I § > J \% The shed structures on the Litton yard will be converted into a festival marketplace. Cambridge Seven Associates, Inc. from Cambridge, Massachusettes, were hired to do a feasability study. They specialize n Architecture, Urban Design, and Exhibit Design. They found that the project could be accomplished effectively if done In stages. They said that-the peninsula will help draw tourists to Niagara Place. If a bayfront highway could be built to link to the interstate, tourists, people head ing for* Niagara Falls for example, could easily visit the area. t \ Niagara Place, Inc. will approach the state government with jtheir proposal, seeking five million dollars to purchase the land for the Niagara

Niagara TPlace, Inc. seeks a permamentr bayfront home for the flagship.

Museum. | Construction will cost approximatelyjaten million dollars. A Federal UDAG grant will be sought for construction c o sts ~rrtvat e * d eveto p m e n v, retailers and restaurants will allocate thirty million dollars. Initial construction work has been projected for next spring. 5 * i" According to Dr. Garvey, September 10, 1988, incorporators would like to open Niagara Place, on the 175th anniversary of the Battle of Lake Erie. 1 ? i&.

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Tuesday and Wednesday, May 21 and 22 - The Wallace Book Company will be on campus to purchase those old books! They will be located in the Student Union. 3&£ H i

Billy's Saloon - 10th and Peach St. The "Moonlighters" will be playing from 10 p.m. until close. There will be no cover charge. ? f I | | Docksiders -420 State St. Thursday night t " J o e y Scotilla" will be performing jazz from 10 p.m. until 2 a.m. There will be no cover charge. On Saturday, the "Generic Beat" will perform from 10 p.m. until 2 a.m. There will be a $1.00 cover charge.

Eastway Twin Theaters at Eastwayj Plaza * -"Stick" and "Moving Violation". Call 899-4115 for movie time schedules. I. n - • -

(SAC) Saturday, May 18 -Trip tok Cedar Point. Bus transportation and park admission all for $15.00. Sign up at the Student Union Desk for an "Amazing Day at the Amazement Park". Space Is limited.

(Nightlife) Dry Dock -3122 West 8th Street. Sunday, May Sunday, May 19 - This 19. Music is from 8 p.m. until week's movie "Mr. Mom". Ad- midnight by D.J. John. Free mission is 50 cents. It will be beer courtesy} of D.J. John shown In Zurn Recital Hall from 8 until 9 p.m. | | 3 d

Sherlock's - 508 State St. "Charmer", from Buffalo, will be performing Friday and Saturday, May 17 and 18, from 10 p.m. until 2 a.m. A minimal cover charge is required.^?. V Stadium Lounge -26 East 26 Street. Friday and Saturday, May 17 and 18, from 10 p.m. until 2 a.m. music by dee jay Broomer and the Phantom.

(Theatre) Erie Civic Center -809 French St. Professional All-Star Conference will hold a wrestling match on Tuesday, May 21 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $6.00 or $8.00. Call 452-4857 for more information. !> 3




Health Tip Why do people dream? How a person views himself is reflected in his dreams; this may be expressed by the role that he plays in his dreams. He may be the aggressor, a the villian, the hero, or the victim. The characters in his dreams, whether recognizable or strangers, all have one thing In common; they are in ^ some manner emotionally involved in the dreamer's life. ?The strangers* in our dreams are not really strangers,* but are representative of' people j we know. A person who harbors a strong dislike for his boss because of j his autocratic tendencies may dream of him as a stem father, a judge passing sentence or an army officer giving orders, ft; Yearbooks Yearbooks will be arriving this weekend.^ Posters will be placed around campus with information concerning pick-up. Music Recitals

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(Movies) Millcreek Mall This week's movies include "Amadeus", j "MASK", (and "Gotcha". Call 868-6152 for movie time schedules.

Library Hours i The library will be open until midnight on Monday, May 20 and Wednesday, May 22. On Sunday, May 19, the library will close at its regular 11:00 p.m. time unless there are students wishing it to remain open longer. The library will also be open from 11:00 a.m. until 1:45 p.m. on Graduation Day, Sunday, May 26. This will enable visiting family and friends to see the new Faculty Art Show located in the Cummings Art Gallery. i Ushers Needed Any student interested in ushering for Graduation ceremonies on May 26, please contact Bonnie Yost in the Registrar's office, f

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MAY 16,1985

Laker's win recorded twentieth
By R.J. Zonna Over the weekend, the Mercyhurst Laker baseball team split a *doubleheader with powerful Canisius College on the Griffins home turf. The 'Hurst won the opener 8-4, but lost the 4 nightcap by- a 3-2 margin.?! £ • f Eddie rKriausky's two run single capped the Lakers three-run second inning and propelled Mercy hurst to the firstlgame win. Once again it was Laker ace Bill Julio on the mound for the win. Phil Sorensen sand Scott Thompson banged out two hits along with Kriausky in leading the 'Hurst to their twentieth victory. ff Julio came into the nightcap to relieve starter Rick Skonieczka only to have .Canisius touch him for two'runs in the sixth inning on their*way to a 3-2 triumph. The Laker's could only manage four hits as they recorded theirjeighth loss of f the season.: Y I f L a s t week, the Lakers managed a split of their doubleheader with Allegheny and a sweep of the Grove City twlnblll. _ _ _ : Againet Allegheny, the 'Hurst lost the opener 4-1 but came?' back] to claim the nightcap by a 12-4 score. The nightcap ^featured a 17| hit Laker barrage which included three base hits for * Scott Thompson ^andS Cory Franc h e s c h i ' s three RBI's. Sorensen had a running scoring double, Thompson a two run double, Glen Allen a two run single, Franceschi a two run homer, and Frank Yaskula a two run single. Dave Kucenski recorded the win fort the Lakers. ~ ^ Bill Julio was a double winner as the Lakers swept Grove City : 10-2 ; and 8-7. In the opener, > Julio went the distance to author|a jfourhitter. He was supported by Skonieczka's three hits and t w o each by Y a s k u l a , Franceschi, and Allen. In the nightcap, Julio came into pitch the final two innings of the ten inning contest to get thefwin. Skonieczka chipped in a mammoth three run home run in support of Julio. Chip Lewis and freshman Yaskula banged out three hits each offensively. £££§ i

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Playoffs set
The intramural softball regular season has been completed and bothhhe Blue and Green leagues have begun the playoffs. The playoff format consists of a single elimination tournament withfthe top two teams from both leagues* receiving first round byes. | Capturing loop honors in the -Blue league was the Degeneratesffollowed closely by the second place team of The Unknowns. The Homers ended up in third place, while Team;X landed in theffourth spot. Managing only one win in their? season the Athletic Staff ended up in ftfth|place, one game in front of the winless Planet Rock J \ The Green league, led by .Bail Fishermen was the only team to finish the season undefeated. The Boy's Club's Back also received a.bye by finishing in the second spot. Last Chance edged |out The Unprlntables for third .place, while Butch's Nuts ended in fifth place. The Blue Chippers finished in the basement. According | toi Intramural Director Dave Cherico, I the semifinals! will be held this coming weekend. The quarterfinals and championship games will be played early neyt week. The tournament schedules are posted on the Campus Center dooC

B The i Mercyhurst men's averages only 6 feet and 173 Freshmen Eight made history lbs., he had nothing but praise this past?weekend by{beating for the fact thatfthey soundly thirty-one major colleges and beat crews averaging 6'4" and universities to make the finals 190 lbs. "When it came down attithe national championship to the finals,"-he noted, "the Dad Vail Regatta, where they six best] crews in the country placed fifth joverall i inf the emerged, and Mercyhurst was prestigious event. * one of them. After that,^ the The Lakers wiped out crews laws? of physics took over from the U.S. Coast Guard whereby a much larger crew, Academy, University of rowing with the same intensity Massachusetts, Amherst, and perfection as a very small Loyola, Ivillanova, Purdue, crew, will obviously come out Tufts, University of Virginia, ahead." and the University of Michigan Belovarac has every right to to name a few of their victims. be proud of his crew's efforts, In the quarterfinals held Fri- as they emerged from the day afternoon, the Lakers season with| a sizzling 38-4 found themselves in a heat record, one of the winningest with five * other jcrews from crews in the fprogram's which only the top two would history. advance fto the semis. FIT, In the women's Varsity Four Mercyhurst, and the University event, the Lakers moved from of Virginia battled down the the quarterfinala^to the course,? leaving Manhattan, semifinals, where they failed Williams, and the University of to qualify for the final event. In Michigan farrin their wakes. their first heat, the 'Hurst beat When it was all >over, FIT Rollins and lona, while falling crossed the line two seconds to Purdue and Marietta. In the in front of the^Hurst, who in semis, j. Mercyhurst placed turn upended Virginia by a fourth nudging out Tampa arid boatlength. f^rf I * John Hopkins While losing to In the semifinal .Saturday Coast Guard, $Fordham,s and morning, Georgetown came FIT. i \ | f out on topjWith|the 'Hurst The women's Novice Eight following close behind, edg- made a bid in their event but ing out Trinity, the University failed to get out of the quarterof Mass., New Hampshire, and finals, finishing fourth in their Rhode Island. * . heat to Minnesota, Western In "the f i n a l s , it was Ontario, and the University of Georgetown, once again, Mass. while beating ^Temple followed by FIT, Temple, Mer- and WPI.7 -I , I 2 cyhurst, and Connecticut. 5 In the men's Pair, the Lakers Georgetown was clearly the were in the;lead heading for a superior crew, while Temple, g o l d medal .-when they the Lakers, New Hampshire/ developed steering problems and FIT were all within a with a faulty rudder, having to boatlength of each other. Only stop several times to adjust Connecticut was totally out of their course. They finished in it. l p l% -'! f I fourth place behind!Central Coach Al Belovarac felt his F l o r i d a , V i l l a n o v a . i and crew rowed to the best of their Jacksonville while beating ability,* Noting that his crew lona and Charleston. ~'i SOFTBALL | BASEBALL Mercyhurst 5 i Edinboro*9 Mercyhurst 8 | Canisius 4 Mercyhurst 1 Edinboro 4 Mercyhurst 2 Canisius 3 . m (5-8-85)* ? | T (5-12-85) | | BASEBALL *§-3 BASEBALL | Youngstown Mercyhurst^ 10 Grove City 2 Mercyhurst^ Grove City 7 MercyhurstfB State } 8 T I (5-14-85) " S #(5-8-85)

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MERCYHURST COLLEGE 1985 VARSITY FOOTBALL September 7 Brockport; 1 September 14 NIAGARA September 21 FROSTBURG STATE (Homecoming) September 28 Open 3 L -la ^ October 5 "2 Marietta! f * J * £i BUFFALO«TATE I ! ^ October12F DUQUESNE (Parent's Weekend) * October 19 October 26 Canisius §Sf « **? November 2 CAPITAL November 9 Dayton November 16 ALFRED




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