College proposes project 90 for curriculum
By Betsy Lantz A new expanded liberal studies core and a new departmental structure were recently proposed to the Mercyhurst community by the college administration as part of a report entitled Project 90. The report also Included proposals for a faculty development program, a behavior, psychology, ethics and religion. * This new core would require 17 to 19 courses, compared to the present 14. This leaves 15 major courses and eight to six electives to the student. As pointed out by Dr. Palmer, such an ext e n s i v e core program greatly discourages double majors, although they are not directly prohibited under the proposal. "Frankly, we don't want double majors," commented Dr. Garvey. "We think that the best training for a student when he enters the working world is breadth, not depth. When a student double majors, he over-specializes too early and loses breadth. A better system would be to .work out a major and a minor." According to Dr. Palmer, the proposed core program "increases and enriches the liberal arts, non-major component of a student's curriculum at the school. This reflects the institution's values. Pointing out these four areas helps the school to clarify and define what it thinks is important in the ducat ion of a student at Mercyhurst."., Project 90 also includes a proposal | for both a national standardized test and an in-ho use test ho be administered to incoming freshmen who would then be retested as outgoing seniors. Scores on these tests would not affect a i student's graduation eligibility, but would be recordedjon the transcript, r * 4 $ T As Dr. Palmer explains, these tests would be based on a "learning outcomes" or "value-added"! approach, which serves to answer the question, "How did Mercyhurst make a difference in the students' growth?" The results of such tests would be applied to further refining and improving the college's educational methods, he added. "We can then begin to say in more concrete terms that we are a quality Institution, because we will have a handle on what it is weido in order to create the results that we get." ' Under another proposal Included In the report, the college's departmental organization would be reduced from 19 departments to ten divisions. "The advantage is more efficiency in the operation of all the academic departments and disciplines at the college," Dr. Palmer said, noting that prior to 1980 the college was organized into eight divisions. |i $ In * addition,* a departmental self* evaluation ^proposal calls for each department to compare Its quality to the quality liberal arts colleges In the reqion and to other institutions in northwestern Pennsylvania. To be completed by May 15, 1986 in preparation for the new Mercyhurst College Master Plan (1986-1991), these evaluations would also be used to raise the quality of education within each department. Under the outlined faculty development proposal, the college would appoint a director of faculty development whose responsibilities would include arranging special faculty workshops; developing a mentor system, a faculty lounge and a faculty evaluation program; publishing a faculty newsletter; and ordering faculty professional publications for the library. r>% The final proposal, presented by the Office of Freshmen Studies, is aimed at greater retention of students at the college by improving the freshman year experience. Under the proposal, students would be informed earlier and more often by the Dean of poor academic progress, while academic achievement would receive greater recognition. This proposal also suggests the development of a freshmen orientation course and outlines goals for an improved academic advising program. , Although the proposals will be directed at incoming freshmen in the fall of 1986, current freshmen will be given the opportunity to graduate under either the present system or the newly implemented program,' Dr. Garvey said. He added that the proposed core curriculum and outcomes testing programs wilt go before the Academic Policies Committee of the College Senate. The faculty development proposal will go to the college's Faculty


Policies Committee, while departmental reorganization and self-evaulation will be worked out by the Dean and the department directors. The Administrative Policies Committee of the senate will propobably be reviewing the freshmen support proposals, he

Dr. William P. Garvey departmental self-evaluation, and the creation of a freshman support program. i "We have provided for a lot of the needs ot the first Master Plan," College President Or, William P. Garvey said. "The college Is In good financial health, it has a steady enrollment, and Its facilities have been brought up to date. Now in the second five-year Master Plan of this administration, it Is time to move the college in a quantum leap forward on the academic scene." "This is the time when a college begins to look very carefully at itself, asking 'How is it that we can polish our institution - our curriculum - in order to set our sights on reallyt)ecoming a college of quality and excellence?'," added Academic Dean Dr. David Palmer. "It Is an institution-wide self-analysis." As stated in the report's preface by Dr. Garvey, these proposals are simply ideas, which "await the reaction, suggestion, clarification and revision of the entire Mercyhurst community before Implementation in 1986-87." The proposed general studies core, to replace the present Foundation, Distribution and Senior Cores, would Include required courses In four areas. A Literacy Core would emphasize the basic skills of writing, research, mathematical; and philosophical! reasoning, scientific thinking, and computer understanding. A Western Heritage Core would be based on Western traditions and American heritage, while a Contemporary World Core would address non-Western cultures, American government and p o l i t i c s , w o r l d p r o b l e m s and economics. The final Human Development Core would deal with human

Dr. David Palmer concfuded. v I think you will discover that most of what Is being proposed will come out in the general outline that presently exists, but it will clearly be refined by reactions to It," Dr^>Palmer commented, i .*• £ 3

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MSG Vice-President Matt Whelan presided over this past, week's MSG meeting in the.absence of President David Armstrong, who was with the football team. *Upon submitting a constitution and a''formal letter of interest, the Mercyhurst I n t e r n a t i o n a l S t u d e n t Organization (MISOJ sought i admittance into the student government as a fully represented club. This status was appoved by the voting representatives. MISO now must/select one of Us members to i represent the club at meetings. ^^^^^ \ SAC Chairman Jim Trocano stated that the Gil Eagles show brought in $151. Trocano reminded everyone that the clothing drive for the needy continues through tomorrow. Donations may be brought to the Student Union office. . % After debate on an item in the budget concerning an amendment that was passed several weeks ago, the student reps approved the 1985-86 fiscal year budget. As a note of student Interest, Whelan told the reps that there was a break-In at the Student Union office on Sun., Nov. 10. The Erie police were called In as approximately $62.50 was missing from the office. This sum was mostly change for the Union and petty cash, according to Whelan/ The next MSG meeting will be on Sun., Dec, 6 at 7:30 p.m. in 114 Zum. J

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Curriculum Library dedicated Protecting kids: in Sr. Mary Susanne's honor a growing concern
3y Susan Marcy The dedication of the Slater Mary I Susanne R.S.M. Curriculum Library, or as It is also The library contains textbooks, instructional aids, media materials and learning activities among other things Which are there to aid the library. "The library is also open to teachers in the area," said Sister Bernadette. The idea of a curriculum library 'began when Sister Mary Susanne Jtaught in the public schools in the 1920's. Textbook publishers would send her series of books as gifts. "This was the seed for the oncoming curriculum library," she said; "These books also added a boost to my teaching." ^ '£ j After becoming a Sister of Mercy, Sister Mary Susanne's interest in collecting books continued when she taught in the parochial schools from 1942 to 1953. After her entrance, she also taught at the Mercyhurst Seminary and grade schools. When she returned to Mercyhurst in I953, the Education Department added the very latest textbooks for elementary and special education along with visual aids. ,• J wfi "As time passed and my love for teaching grew along with it, that little seed that was sown a half-century ago has flowered into this present Mercyhurst curriculum library," S i s t e r Mary Susanne concluded. By Julie Cherico I I 1 In ^response! to |he large number of k i d n a p p i n g s ! children now have the opportunity to be fingerprinted and photographed, for their safety and protection. .$ On Nov, 6 and 7, five members of Alpha Phi Sigma, the criminal justice fraternity, went to Union City and fingerprinted about 60 preschoolers. Theresa Kirik, President of Alpha Phi Sigma, arranged this f ingerprinttng session wi|h the Union City Hospitat|Auxitary| Along w i t h | fingerprinting, Hospital Auxilary workers offered dental land picture p h o t o g r a p h s ! of t h e s e any kids screamed, said Vice President! Kathleen Schmidt "One kid who was about two years old kept screaming for about five minutes, clenching his fists," she continued. "His parents took .him fin the comer and talked to him. When they came back~to the table he let us | fingerprint him with no problem^ She found out later that his father bribed him with a candy bar and a pack of gum that he had in his coat. j Kirik, Schmidt, and three otherl members participating in the Union fingerprinting and in December, they twill begin t o fingerprint |elementary s c h o o l c h i l d r e n . These children should be a little more responsive than the preschoolers. However, according to Schmidt, "We got the kids who either screamed a lot, or these who really didn't mind and played in the inki* M PfThis was e f f e c t i v e , Schmidt concluded, " i f anything, it gave the parents a 'piece of mind'."

Dr. Barbara Weigert andSister Mary Susanne known, the Elmer Library, was education majors. Education students may use the library held on Fri., Nov. 15. » Sister-Mary Susanne was a as an an aid for creating their member of the Mercy hurst lesson plans for practicums Elementary Education Depart- and student teaching, foi texrSfrtt>-from 1952 until 1970, tbook evaluations and also for when? she was named pro- viewing audio-visual materials. fessor emeritus. Beginning in The textbooks are color-coded J1971, she served as director of according to subject areas and the curriculum library until her are further organized under their publisher's name. retirement in 1982. f 1 A portrait of Sister Mary The curriculum library is housed on the third floor of Susanne can also be found in Old Main where it has resided ithe curriculum library. This since last April. It consists of was presented to her. by Colthree rooms, including a com- lege President Dr. William P. puter lab. According to Sister Garvey i in 1982 when she 'Bernadette Bell, director of received the Educator^of the the curriculum library, the Year Award from Mercyhurst library was dedicated to Sister Education Department faculty. Work study students work Mary Susanne "for her dedication and contribution to the in the library along with Sister \~library, in- appreciation 'for ali Mary Margaret Moran, who also dedicates her time to the ;•• she has done-^f

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Middle States Evaluation |team chooses Dr. Jean Lavin as member
By Jean Kellick \ Dr. A. Jean Lavin, professor herself with the school as of business at Mercyhurst Col- much as possible before lege, was recently chosen to visiting. The stay was from serve on a Middle States Oct. 13-17, a short amount of evaluation team. time for so much to^ do. A The Middle States evalua- b o o k I e t j e n t i t l e d tion is a process designed to "Characteristics of Excellence help colleges discover pro- In Higher Education" was reblems within their system and quired reading to serve as a to set goals for improvement. guideline for the evaluation. The Middle States Association After arriving at Concordia of Colleges.and Schools, the committee was divided inestablished by. the Commis- to groups to examine the difsion on Higher Education in ferent divisions of the college. Philadelphia, involves much of Usually there are ten people the east coast; states par- who participate at one time ticipating include ? Maryland, and a chairperson to head the New Jersey, New York, North committee. > \ ^ '3? C a r o l i n a , Pennsylvania , The groups then spent the W a s h i n g t o n , D. C. and four days, conducting interVirginia: J i | Each college that belongs wishes to be accredited, but in order to do so, must comply to standards set by the commission. The purpose of the Middle States is to assure that these standards are being met. Teams consisting of a roster of professors from the east coast are selected to visit and evaluate these schools periodically. A school that is accredited is usually visited every ten years unless additional visits are * needed* to assure the set standards. The school visited by Lavin and her colleagues was Concordia College in Bronxville, w NY. Concordia Is a small liberal arts college, with a Dr. A. Jean Lavin Lutheran background, recently named an O u t s t a n d i n g views of students, faculty, adRegional College for Liberal ministration and maintenance, Arts, as reported by U. S. News sitting in on classes and observing all they could. At and World Report. -According to Lavin, before a night the groups met to share school can be visited, it must information and report what complete a one year self- they had seen. Areas discussstudy. This study must be an ed included trustees, faculty, honest description of all administration, students, supfacets of the school, in which port -services, special proa college may describe Its own grams, finances, facilities and desired goals. The teams of the physical appearance of the j? professors, when examining campus. the school, will try to evaluate ^ At the end of the four day In relation to the stated goals. period, each member, submitThe main purpose of the study ted a written report tolthe is to let the teams know the In- chairman, in this case the stitution is aware of Its own president of Ryder • College. s t r o n g p o i n t s a n d The chairperson then merged the reports into a larger one, to shortcomings. Lavin was required to read be read to the college comthe self-study and familiarize munity. Lavin said the school i I I I I I I I I I I I I and college communities were very interested in the results. When the chairman returns home, he or she writes a final report, which is sent to the team members for final approval. This final, accepted copy is .sent to the Commission on Higher Education, w h i c h then determines whether or not the school will be reaccredited. -} § & ^ Generally, if a school meets the standard requirements they are accredited and need not be evaluated again for ten years, with an interim report after five years. However, occasionally a school must be revisited or submit additional reports after two or three years, to ensure suggestions for necessary, Jmmediate improvements are being made. Lavin said the process is very concentrated and has helped colleges to* improve themselves. She noted that since her involvement with the program, she has become more aware that the standards must be upheld in the Business Department here at JMercyhurst. Overall, she was impressed with the "real helping relationship." J Mercyhurst College was evaluated approximately two years ago and has made Improvements based on recomm e n d a t i o n s . The most noticeable improvement has been an increase of funds and volumes in the curriculum library.

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. Wg. . . ^ . „ ... . ^ for f Metal Giveaway will be This coming spring will I*TheJ Horn of Metal Plenty" mark the third anniversary of g i v e a w a y in h o n o r of f The Metal Matinee" radio Thanksgivings show on WMCY 880 AM.jTo "We have a problem when celebrate, Gary Laurn (nee some listeners get greedy on Laurnoff), host of the program, giveaways," Laurn said> "We is planning what he tentatively try to avoid that because we calls "Metal Mania '86". have to give everybody a fair Laurn said he hopes to chance to get Metalized." make "Metal Mania W a music festival at which several bands would perform. "We'd like to get Malice, Ded Engine, Dirty Looks and Satin Steel todo a festival concert here atj the campus," he explained.! " l | s still J In the planning stages, however, and nothing is official." Li . | I if A Nov. 15 interview with Satin Steel's bassist Keith Clark and guitarist Jim Shaw was laired yesterday on the |"The Metal Matinee", while the band was featured on the show all this week. f $1 According to Laurn, their song entitled f'Kick Me Where it Hurtsf Is doing well on the daily 3 to 5 p.m. showj^jt has been doing very well on the request lines," he added. I §| After listening to this single, A and M Recordsfpf Canada Members of Satin Steel wanteo|to hear rripre material MWeffe w o r k i n g Ion by pe|group. Matin Steel is currently producing a 18 track s o m e t h i n g j l n a s s i v e j p o r demo-tape for the company to Chrlstmasf perhaps 'Urttfer review A .^mp T . ^ * j ^ ^ ^ i The iMetaL ChrtttmamiTrejg ; f- f ' Jfc TForthobming oh WMCV%re he addedl* One! thipg is c e r | a i f l ; inte ^ • * i f t ! » T t » Kuffians t o r i c J M p will be whatever IS I*Under The Metal Ruffian and New Christmas Tree'fwif t live up.Ao York T-shirts andlalbums to the zany giveaways of the past help promote these bands. for which the f Metal Matinee" Anothe^jupcomingl promotion has become%iwwn JfSif t i
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NOVEMBER 21,1985

Project 90 and beyond
The term "Mercyhurst community" seems to find its way Into most of the articles printed In this newspaper, and yet it seems to be a rather ambiguous phrase. Of course, one reading it Immediately thinks of students, faculty, administration, staff, alumni, trustees and even the families of these individuals. What often seems to be lost In the definition of this popular collective noun, however, is that there would be no such entity if it were not for you, the students, ij. < You are the heart of this mysterious creature called the "Mercyhurst community", yet you are the ones who most often overlook this fact. Unlike the human heart that functions involuntarily, you must remain conscious of this life-supporting role you play and act accordingly. Case in point: the "Mercyhurst community" was recently presented with six proposals calling for major changes in the college's core curriculum, departmental structure, testing practices, faculty development and freshman support programs. The report, entitled Project 90, was presented to the faculty and administration at a meeting two weeks ago by Dr. Palmer, Robert Pagni of Freshmen Studies and Dr. Garvey, who indicated that the ideas proposed were open to the reaction and revision of "the entire Mercyhurst community." Jj J J 5i. This invitation to formulate opinions and offer suggestions does not refer to the notified college employees alone, although they will be greatly affected by the implementation of these proposals. Student input on these matters is definitely in order. The heart of the Mercyhurst |community must respond. *j * "But the administration did not submit the proposals to us," you may retort. Of course they didn't. It would hardly be practical for the administration to distribute 40 page reports to every one of the 1500 students on this campus, only to have the majority ignored and thrown away. Besides, the proposals have been presented to you, in condensed form, on the front page of this publication. fi » The Merciad's summary does not do the Project 90 report justice, ihowever. We will be the first to admit that, in order to fully comprehend the implications of the proposed changes, you must read over the report yourselves. At our request, copies of the report have been placed on reserve in the library under Dr. Garvey's name for your easy access. Any comments and critcisms that you may have should be directed to your | department directors and-or your student senators. "Why bother?", we know you are asking. "The changes will only affect! incoming freshman anyway." jA* j ^M ^ A, = Granted, you w i l i n o f t e forced to take tne additional core courses or be subjected to the new testing programs; however, Mercyhurst's reputation will stand behind the degree you will soon carry away from this campus into the working world. Therefore, if you can do anything to help this institution improve its academic standing, it is in your best interest to do so as a potential graduate of the college. Project 90 should be of particular interest to those of you who are presently freshmen, since you will be given the opportunity to choose which curricular program under which you wish to graduate. We also ask you to remember that Mercyhurst is dedicated to your growth and improvement as individuals. It seems only fair that you should therefore be concerned with the academic growth of the institution to which you have each committed four years of your lives. After all, |Webster defines "community" as "a sharing in common." * We have already acknowledged that you are the heart of the Mercyhurst community; now is the time to try your hand at being the brains. We think you will find that your college has prepared you well. With your help, perhaps it can do an even better job with future classes.


Thanks at Thanksgiving
By Mat! Whelan, MSG President j , u. Congrats to the football team on a fine season, likewise to soccer, cross

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country, and volleyball. Just a quick note to thank everyone for all of their efforts in making this first part of the school year a success. Space is too limited to mention everybody, but MSG would like to thank the administration, representatives and especially, Sally Schrader, the lady behind the scenes who actually "keeps student government ticking, for ail their work and support

in the past months. Thank you one and all. 'Let's ?hope for everyone's continued support in the following months. Remember we are eager to listen, so if you have any ideas about things to do, drop Dave Armstrong, myself, or any officer or rep a line and we will see what we can do. Hope everyone has a happy and safe Turkey-day and we look forward to seeing you sweat out exams. See you in two weeks. "Off the Record" is an independent contribution of the


Mercyhurst Student Government. The MSG Executive Committee is solely responsible for its content. "Off the Record" appears on the Editorial Page because Is reflect the opinions, and beliefs of J the elected MSG officers. «

The M e r c l a d
Naomi A. Romanchok, Editor Betsy L. Lantz, Assistant Editor Chris Cardinal I, News Editor Susan Moray, Perspectives Editor Dabble Hi son, Co-Sports Editor R. J. Zonna, Co-Sports Editor Jennifer Conmy, Calendar Editor Ren a Zlcarelll, Photography Editor Gary Laumoff, Graphic Artist VOL. 59 NO. 11
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Commuter repjseeks more student input
mletter to ail commuting students: As commuter representative and YOUR voice on .Mercyhurst Student Government, I need your help. Even though commuters are not <as available as the residents on campus, we are no less important and constitute a large number of the entire^ student body. Therefore, for me to be an effective voting member representing you, I am asking for your opinions, criticisms and proposals concerning all, aspects of the ^ Mercyhurst community: Lam also urging commuters *to get Involved with the activities; and organizations offered on campus. After all, the efforts of the entire student body are needed to make the* best college environment possible and to make the college government a viable force on campus. 4 T can be contacted by my home phone (864-7043), or dropping a note in my campus mail box (box 773). Everyone is also invited and welcome to attend the MSG meetings, every Sunday evening at 7:30 p.m. In Zum 114. } Sincerely! Matthew Robaszkiewicz Commuter Rep., MSG

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• V Photographers Tani Fleet, Cindy Lochner, Jottie Williams Distribution Manager Typists i iTMatt Clark '; Rena Zicarelli. Chris Cardlnall The Petroled is the student-edited newspaper of Mercyhurst College, 501 East 38th Street, Erie, PA 16546. Th« NUrciad office is located in the basement of Baldwin Hall, phone 825-0376.

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Thanksgiving with the Indians: W h a t G o e s on the Ghost
By Joy Kolb A number of years ago a teacher of'boundless cultural insensitivity gave the students at a Bureau of Indian Affairs boarding school an essay assignment for Thanksgiving. Their essay was to be entitled "Why I am Glad the Pilgrims Landed". I Imagine some of the essays were rather brief. Numerous writers have commented on the-impact of European colonization on the indigenous peoples of North America. An equally profitable line of inquiry, Initiated by the anthropologist A. I. Hallowed and currently being explored by historians like Wilcomb Washburn and James Axtell, is the impact of the Indians on Europeans in America. Many school children are familiar with Squanto (Tisquantum) Instructing the Puritans of Plymouth on the proper planting of maize. To many he is the stereotypical "good ln-| dian", surprising since he had spent several years living in Europe having been seized in 1614 and sold as a slave in | Spain. Without native foods and the Indians' instructions on how to plant and prepare them, the first colonists would not have survived. Thanksgiving is a good time tforv us to contemplate our Native American heritage in the form most familiar to us food. Two weeks ago a dozen Mercyhurst people celebrated Thanksgiving with the Indians at the 26th Annual Native Foods Dinner at the Haley Building of the Seneca Nation of Indians in Jimersontown, New York. The food ^was prepared by the men and
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Senecas) with ashes to remove the hulls, rinsing it and adding salt pork and dried cranberry beans. The salt pork Is a recent substitution for bear or venison.

jrjoyKoib _ _ _ _ _ _ _ women of the Jimersontown Presbyterian Church. Our meal began with bulled corn soup, the staple food of Iroquois people. A plain but filling course, it is made by boiling dried white corn (still grown by a number of

venison and cornmeal mush which they reported was quite good. Last year the people I was with thought the mush was gravy and liberally poured it over everything; they, too, gave the meal positive This was followed by a main reviews. • course of venison, turkey, Next year I think I'll eat by squash, cranberry sauce, myself. The. Indians have green beans, mashed potatoes another idea. (not, unfortunately,.the native For me?the meal was parIroquois purple potato), ghost ticularly enjoyable as in the bread, salt pork, cornmeal past year each time I've eaten mush, mashed dried beans on the reservation I was one of and boiled corn bread. Dessert was apple or pumpkin pie, ex- the people who spent two cept for Dennis and Nancy for days preparing the food and cleaning up afterward. In fact, whom it was apple "and" pumseveral Seneca friend s pkin pie. wondered why I wasn't cookOne of the measures ofJa ing for the Native Foods DlnnerP I j g u e s s the ancuisine is its adaptability, thropologist's place is In the w h i c h was amply demonstrated by the guests kitchen. from Mercyhurst. During the meal I mentioned that the InJoy Kolb,* professor of dian sandwich is ghost bread with retried & beans and .salt sociology at Mercyhurst, is pork and suggested that some conducting her dissertation might want to* try it. Unfor- research on the Seneca Resertunately (?) this became garbl- vation in New York, studying ed In translation so that the the effects of forced relocapeople at the and of.the table tion on^hese Indlans^The made sandwiches of roast Seneca were forced to move In

1964 by the construction of the Kinzua Dam. * Assistant Editor's Note: As one of those diners who constructed their sandwich from venison and com mush Instead of beans, and pork, I would like to take this oppor-

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tunity*to attest to the excellence of this combination. I am quite sure Squanto would have been proud of *oui* creativity, although I -would love to return^to the reservation next year in order to try the traditional style - that is If our Instructor has the nerve to dine with us again. B.L.L. $ k

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By Jeff Vona % Welcome everyone to the secutive back-flips have to do I It's time to give thanks for a first Issue of the I Hate Mary with how long my batteries p u p p i e s * a n d a n i m a t e d couple of great records .that Lou Retton Newsletter, a will last? Does she run on c r e a t u r e s f r o m o t h e r have passed by our transom dimensions. \ 4 here at WMCY. These new * * publication of the "I Hate Mary batteries? Even worse than that g e m s h a v e t h e s a m e Lou Club". An Idea who's time My gripe doesn't come from has definitely come because her attempting to milk her vic- though, Mary Lou Retton pessimistic message, you enough's enough. ^ ^ L ^ tory at^Los Angeles for all it's works at being cute. -She know, that our nation is Now I didn't see Mary Lou worth. The "problem ;Btenris smiles so widely that you can disintegrating. Yet their apwin the gold medals at the from her being terminally cute. count her back molars. The proaches are dichotomous. O l y m p i c s , * c a l l me u n - Take,, f o r i n s t a n c e , her last thing I want to face on a From the chemical capital American, so' I want to know Corvette-it's Icherry red and bleary-eyed Monday morning of the world, Rockville, MD, we what makes everyone think I has an obnoxious vanity plate is her obscenely cheery smile have the Crippled Pilgrims want to see her advertise which reads "Mary Lou". Cute. gracing the front of my with a thoughtful vinyl booty everything In sight. One Cute's a commodity. Cute Wheaties box. Doesn't it also Underwater. This album is an figure she would like the new invigorating folk rock flood minute I .see her telling me sells. * . 1 5 .M which batteries to put in my Cute, however, ranks nearly Coke, too. with just enough rough edges. If cute by itself isn't bad Lyricist-vocalist Jay Moglia walkmanSand next she's driv- last on the scale of coming her Corvette through pliments that a full grown per- enough, she couples it with has provided some refrehing McDonald's. I'm-sorry to say, son should receive. When you "perky" and there you have a rock poetry with such cuts as can't think of anything else to combination potent enough to "Down Here", "So Clean" and but rich people who drive Corv e t t e s d o n o t e a t a t say, "cute" always gets you drive ordinary mortals mad. "Calculating". But in many Mc Donald's.jAnd what J does off the hook. "Cute" should What she needs to do is to dir- cases they are just words, only be applied to little babies, ty up that image a bit. her""acrrnty to do four corrsince Jay's vocal range can be There are many things she quite l i m i t e d . The true could do to make her apAnswer the trivia question transcendence ? comes from pearance more human.. Punch correctly and win a large lead guitarist, Scott Wingo. out a photographer, or a pizza compliments of. the Like U2's The Edge, he can in reporter (anyone except' me strumentally carry the words Clipper's Cove. Place your that is), appear at a gym- into higher spirited planes. ^name and address in the Trivia nastics competition in leather Our minds will flow again like Box at the Clipper's Cove. A i tights. That would cause a lit- the river, instead of clinging to \ drawing will be held from all the T^Ju tle of the needed bad publici7HLJh!g^* correct answers^o determine a some real bad algae. & xs. ty. Just getting her name on winner. The winner will be notified On the other side of the the cover of the National En- coin, there is Frankenchrist, and announced in next week's Issue. quirer would be a start. She's the third LP from the Dead ^ ^ S i n c e no onelsubmittedtihe correct going to have to do it because Kennedys. They are from answer to last week's pizza trivia ques"cute" doesn't last iforever, Frisco, but their true target is tion, here's the question again: Who was Mercyhurst's first male presiand at this rate, she's headed dent? The deadline for this issue's Pizza for a permanent position as Trivia is Mon., Dec. 2 at noon. T % SJS the cute, perky cruise director on 'The Love Boat". I *

Nothing Sacred by Brian Sheridan

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Hollywood. After all, the spirit of hardcore punk has always been anarchistic and uncompromising, condemning all the s l i m e l i g h t and drugged euphoria that is oozing out of the west. And now it has flowed to the White House.^You can just Imagine what's next. For the uninitiated, the best description of what the Kennedys put out is "evil surf music." fFor the disciples, the trademarks are still there: Jello Biafra's despotic role playing and amphetamine ran tings, and East Bay Ray's psychedelic pain guitar, which - if slowed down to 16 rpm could sound like the Beach Boys. (Scary, isn't it?) The " p o l i t i c a l s e n s i b i l i t y " is sharper than ever, with mentions of corporate gods, GOP fascists and quarterback messiahs. Even Shelley would be appalled. There are. also some unavoidable lines: "Let the kids learn communication, instead of schools pushing competition.** Who can argue with Jello? That's what it's all about, right? EMPHASIS CUTSf "Soup is Good Food", "MTV-Get off the Air", "Jock0-Rama"and " S t a rs and Stripes of Corruption".


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NOVEMBER 21,1985



Madrigal Preview


St. Luke's Dinner-Dance St. Luke's Catholic Church will be holding a dinner-dance at the Shriner's Club on Nov. 30. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m. with dancing to follow. Music will be provided by The Jesters and Chris Tanner. Prizes will be awarded. Tickets will be $12.50 per person or $10 a couple for dancing only ( 9-11 p.m.). For- reservations call 825-8164 or 825-8355.

Travel Board The Campus Ministry will be setting up a travel board. The board will be used to advertise rides being offered and rides needed for breaks and holidays. The board is located across the hall from Campus

w Mercyhurst students are invited to attend a preview of the third annual Christmas Madrigal Dinner at St. Mark's Center gym on Weds., Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. The evening will feature musical entertainment, dance, theatre and magic - all authentically produced in the tradition of Renaissance England. Since t h i s evening is free to students, however, the dinner will not be included. Tickets for the full Madrigal Dinner to be held Dec. 5,6 and 7 are still available for Thurs. and Fri. nights at $20 per person, $15 for Mercyhurst students and $18 for college employees. Call 825-0333 or 825-0394, Mon. through Fri., 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for reservations.

Plaza Cinema - will be showing the following movies "Sweet Dreams", "Bring on the Night", "Agnes of God" and "Once Bitten". For more information and times call 454-0050. Thursday - Nov. 21 there will be shuttles to the Millcreek Mall. Shuttles will leave from Baldwin at 5 and 6 p.m. Shuttles will return at 9 p.m. Friday • Nov. 22 will be the last day for the clothing drive for the needy. All clothes should be dropped off in the SAC Office in the Student


For Sale Opryland Audition Representatives from Opryland, the Nashville theme park that highlights live musical production, will conduct talent auditions in Pittsburgh on Dec. 5 from 12-4 p.m. at the Meliodia Performing Arts Center. The center is located at 121 9th Street. No appointments are necessary for the open call auditions. I Performers who are cast will begin rehearsals as early as Feb. 1 or as late as May 17. For more details about the audit tion tour, write the Opryland Entertainment Department, 2802 O p r y l a n d D r i v e , Nashville, TN 37214 or phone 615-899-6600. m*.


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Tuesday - Dec. 3 there wi Samoyed puppies will be for sale starting the first week of be Millcreek Mall shuttles. December^ This is just in time Shuttles will leave from In for Christmas. For more infor- front of Baldwin Hall at 5 and 6 p.m.cShuttles will return at 9 mation contact 864*7043. p.m. '££ Wednesday - Dec. 4 will be the window decorating competition for the dorms. Prizes will be given for best windows.

Libra ry Open Dec. 1 The Hammermill Library will be open on Dec. 1 from 2 - 11 p.m. This will be on a trial basis to see if the library would be utilized by students on their return from holiday breaks. If a need is exibited, the library may go to a format of opening on the days students return from breaks.

Library Hours Library hours during Thanksgiving Break will be as follows: Closed Sat., Nov. 23 and Sun., Nov. 24; Mon. 25 1-4 p.m.; Tues. 26 1-4 p.m.; Wed. 271-3 p.m.; Thurs. through Sat. Closed; Sun., Dec. 1 2-11 p.m. The library will resume its regular hours on Mon., Dec. 2.

Friday • Deo. 6 will be the Christmas Formal. The formal will be held at Rainbow Gardens from 9-1 a.m. The cost of the formal will be $5 peCj person-o^SIQ a couple^ The band will be Friction, with a DJ playing during breaks* Millcreek Mall -f will be showing the following movies "Bad Medicine", "Godzilla ' 8 5 " and *"Beck To The Future", Foretimes and more Information call 868-5151.

John Cougar Mellencamp There are still tickets available for the Nov. 29 concert of John Cougar Mellencamp at the Erie Civic Center. Tickets are $13.75 and are available at the Civic Center and all Ticketron locations. *

Letters of Intent Music Library The Music Library will be open one or two days a week starting in winter term. This will be on an experimental basis with regarding staff and student use. If a need is demonstrated the library will -continue to open on these given days. At this time no specific days are slated. Letters of intent for all freshmen who wish to run for SAC representative in the Mercyhurst Student Government are due by Dec. 6. Letters should be turned into the SAC Office located in the Student

Library Hours for Exams The library hours for exams will be as follows: Sun., Dec t 8, 2 -12 p.m.; Mon. 9, 8:30 a.m. to midnight; Tues. 10,8:30 a.m. to midnight; Wed. 11,8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.


Warner Theatre - will be perf o r m i n g the? B r o a d w a y musical, "42nd Street" on Nov. 25, 26, 27. Tickets are $23.50, $21.50 and $19.50. For tickets contact ihe Erie Civic Center. * Cinema World • will be showing the following movies f *That Was Then This Is Now^ "Krush Grove", "Death Wish III" and 'Rainbow Bright". For times and* more information call 454-28811 « 3 Glenwood Ice Rink • will have the following skating sessions. Mon., Tues. and Wed. '12 to 12; Fri. and Sat. 8:15-10; Sun. 1:30-5:30 and 6 to 8, with an adult skate from 8:30-10:30. Sessions are $2.50 with skate rental $1.25.*

Qarage Sale The Campus Ministry will be holding a garage sale to benefit the School for the Deaf in Tanzania, Africa. The sale will be held In' the Campus Ministry on Dec. 3.

Ski Club The ski club will be going to Peek-N-Peak again this year. If you would like to join or need more information, contact Karen at 825-8354. %

Art Exhibit \Shirley Woodson Reid, a distinguished artist from Detroit, Ml will have her oil and acrylic works featured at the Mercyhurst,Cummings Gallery. The exhibit will be open Sun., Dec. 1 through Fri., Dec. 20. Reid will attend the opening reception on Sun., pec. 1 from 3-5 p.m. At that time, she will announce the winner of the Young Black Artist Competition for Mercyhurst College.

Clothing Drive I The clothing drive for the needy will be ending Nov. 22. All clothes should be dropped off at the SAC office in the Student Union. All clothes will be g i v en to the needy throughout Erie.


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NOVEMBER 21, 1985

Finish with 8-2 record
By R.J. Zonna The Mercy hurst Lakers concluded their 1985 season on a positive note with a 36-21 thrashing of Alfred University. The Lakers "home" game was played on the Omni-Turf at the University of Buffalo due to the lack of an adequate playing site jn the Erie area. The victory, enabled the Lakers to notch a record tying eighth.win against only two losses. The 'Hurst managed an 8-1 chart last season. Despite the glossy record,

yards on 26 carries to up his season record to 927 yards and his career yardage to 2,205. Ruth also set a record for carries with 185 this year. Linebacker Don Gibbon had 11 tackles to set new records for season (125) and career (362) tackles. The "Zo Show", Craig Zonna, caught three passes for 88 yards to increase his season reception mark to 35 and his career record to 82. Alfred took an early 3-0 lead on Tim Peters' 31 yard field goal. The field goal was set up when an Alfred punt hit Don Gibbon and was recovered by the Saxons on the Lakers' 19 yard line. *£ fi QB Eddie Ricci turns the corner on his way to a 55 yard touchdown Mercyhurst took the lead jaunt. K photo by R.J. Zonna later in the first quarter when t h e " L o S h o w " , J o h n "Rooster" Rostek launched a Jim Zank intercepted a Loshelder, broke loose around 60 yard TD strike to Zonna at McDonnell pass and returned the left end for a 16 yard score. the 2:04 mark of the second it 80 yards for the score. Zank The drive took nine plays and quarter. Rostek replaced Ricci enjoyed a banner day as he covered 61 yards to give Mer- two plays earlier after Ricci recorded a record five quartersprained an ankle. Wilkins back sacks to go along with cyhurst a 7-3 lead. "Sfc his interception and TD. Zonna The Lakers moved to a 14-3 kick put the Lakers up 21-9. ran it in for the two point conlead when QB Eddie Ricci The Lakers increased their rambled 55 yards for a lead when Ruth erupted for a version to increase the Lakers' ' r* r touchdown at the 10:36 mark 65 yard touchdown run on the lead to 36-15. The Saxons completed the of the second quarter. Tim 'Hurst's first possession of Wllkins booted the extra point. the third quarter. Once again' scoring when McDonnell pass-1 The Saxons moved to within Wilkins hit the conversion and ed to David Higgs for a four yard score. McDonnell's pass five when Alfred QB Paul Mercyhurst led 28-9. j j j ^ for the two-point conversion McDonnell hit Jay Radzavich Alfred's McDonnell punch- fell ^incomplete and Merwith a 41 yard scoring bomb ed It over from the one early In cyhurst led 36-21. t I with Just over; seven minutes the fourth quarter to pull the Fullback Tint Ruth evades an Alfred defender sad scores on a 65 yard remaining in the first half. Saxons to 28-15. The Alfred Defensively senior Mike run. 5* photo by R.J. Zonna Laker Eddie Kriausky blocked drive covered 82 yards In ^14 Hanes led the team with 14 the point after i attempt to s tackles, while;;Zank and Gibplays, j r *~. * make the score 14-9. bon had 11 tackles each! The Lakers put the game out Kriausky had 10 tackles for the 'g Mercyhurst came right back MERCYHURST COLLEGE when back-up QB Brian of teach when defensive end 'HursU
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Mercyhurst will not be ^participating in the upcoming Division III playoffs/The four teams that were selected from the South region,, of which Mercyhurst belongs, were C a r n e g i e - M e l l o n (8-0), Salisbury State (9-1), Gettysburg (9-0-1) and Lycoming (10-0). r; The Lakers seniors, playing in their final game, set several Individual records in the win which snapped the Saxons' ^hree game winning streak, j Tim Ruth rushed for 159
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Men's basketball tunes up for opener
They include Earl Moncrleffe, Vinnie DiMella, Mark Davis, The 1985-86 Mercyhurst and 6'10" Chris Mindach. Also Laker men's basketball team Joining the Laker squad are held their first open scrim- two walk-ons, freshman Rich mage of the season with a Lipscomb and sophomore Ron Blue-Green game at the Cam- Casey. Kalbaugh Intends to use each player whenever they pus Center Friday night. According to fifth year Head are needed. Kalbaugh believes the new Coach Bill Kalbaugh, "We played fair. We have a chance recruits are a very positive to be a very good team, but we bunch of guys. Freshman lack the day- to-day consisten- Davis will play a lot throughout cy needed. Some days we're the season, even though he good and others we're poor. sprained his ankles in ( the We're on the fence right now." • scrimmage. The 'Hurst coach Kalbaugh's team features also has high hopes for Moss, seven returning players from who was "the>best player in last year's Big Five Champion- the pre-season." ship team *that recorded a Harris will be counted on as 17-11 s season. He welcomes a solid scorer, Kalbaugh said. i the return of seniors Kenney Although Harris cannot take Moss, Marty Cams and Chuck the place of last year's Laker Brower;:juniors Matt Nesser standout John Green, he Is a n d T o d d L e e ; a n d able to score in double figures sophomores Nate Harris and and some aspects of his game are better than Green's, added Tim Winbush. i Four new players were Kalbaugh. Captains of*, this year's recruited to take the place of the four departed seniors. squad are be Cams and Lee. By Debbie Hlson

Providing the leadership for the team will be Harris, Nesser and the two captains whom, Kalbaugh feels the other players look up to and respect. It's the men who bring the ball up^the court and set up the plays that deserve the respect of the team, added the Laker mentor. V * ^ ^ Kalbaugh sees his biggesttask this year as having the team perform well at home and having a good road record. "This year's schedule has the least amount of home games I have seen since I've i been here. It's not very advantageous," he said. The Lakers will play 12 home contests, 14 away, and two at neutral sites. The Lakers will open their regular season on Saturday In the^Gary Miller Classic with only nine healthy players. They will oppose Alliance College In the opener before returning home to fface Pace on Nov. 30. *

* Gary Miller Classic ALL HOME GAME&TiPOFF AT 8:00 P.M.

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