Vol 73 No. 2

Mercyhurst College • 501 E. 38th S t M E r i e , 3>a. 16546
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September 29,1999

H o m e c o m i n g celebrates students o f Ipast a n d
By Jen Kelley Contributing writer Last weekend, as part of Homecoming 1999 celebrations, Sister M. Eustace Taylor was honored as she celebrated her 70th class reunion. At the Alumni Dinner Saturday evening, the Mercyhurst College Alumni Board recognized Sr. Eustace's accomplishments and years of service to the college. She was presented with a ! special collection of letters written by past students, associates and administration members, acknowledging her influence on their lives and. wishing her well in the future. Pat Liebel, director of alumni services, commented on Sister Eustace, "I continue to be amazed by her energy and accomplishing reminded of the words of Jonas Salk — -1 feel the greatest reward for doing is the opportunity to do more. • — how S perfectly those words fit her!" Sister Eustace was chosen as Mercyhurst College's Distin-


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Sister M. Eustace Taylor
guished Alumnain 1982. In 1994, the Little Theater in Weber Hall ? was named in her honor. jjg Sister Eustace has been a part of the Mercyhurst community for nearly 70 years. She was a full- k time instructor at the college for 38 years and served as the *

Renovations of the education department, located on the third floor of Old Main, were completed this summer. TTie improvements, completed in early September, included painting the walls in the hallway, laying new carpet and installing lighting. Many students may remember the orange couches that used to sit in the third floor hallway. These were removed asj^ part of the renovations in order to allow room for wheelchair access to the classrooms and offices. Education professor Edward Gallagher said that the old carpet in his office dated from the 1970s, when a member of the housekeeping staff discovered the green shag carpet in a dumpster and = eventually put it in Gallagher's office. Gerrit Shuffstall/Mercted photographer Despite minor inconveniences and a tight time schedule (work Laker football stand out Justin Gibson '00 has been named a 1 was completed just the day before nications major from Buffalo, Division II College Football Scholar Athlete by the Burger King classes started), reaction to the N.Y. He is minoring in creative Corporation. Burger King presented a $10,000 award to the general improvements has been positive. writing. Fronczek is the senior scholarship fund in Gibson's name during halftime ceremonies at Associate professor of education, editor of the Lumen Literary Saturday's game against the University of Indianapolis. Gibson, a Diana Bohl enjoys showing off Magazine, Arts and Entertainthe renovations, and says the running back, has led the Lakers in rushing all three previous seasons ment editor for The Merciad, on hallway looks brighter and less and after scoring four times against Wayne State to bump his career Hurst Rock Cafe and was a disc cluttered than it has in the past. mark to 30, garnered the college record. He suffered a torn Ach.lle s jockey for WMCE. He also The education department has • plays club hockey and played tendon off-field and is sidelined for the season, but can return for a undergone another quite signifilacrosse for three years. After he fifth year of play. Gibson, a native of Berea, Ohio, isi a^criminal cant change as well. A one-year graduates he wants to be a black jus^/pre-law major. He carries a cumulative 3.4 GPA and has been federal grant of more than ; jack dealer in Las Vegas and tour on the Dean's list since 1996. He is a member of the criminal jusuce with Phish. $ 100,000 will enable Mercyhurst

chairperson of the English department. In addition, she served as superior of the Sisters of Mercy and as college president from 1954-60. Graduating from Mercyhurst in 1929 with a bachelor's degree in English, Sister Eustace went on to obtain a master's degree at Duquense University and a Ph.D. from the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. i Sister Eustace has contributed to the college in many ways. As president of the college, she> obtained Mercyhurst's first grant from the Ford Foundation. In recent years, she has written and narrated a historical video of Christ the King Chapel, pro- i duced with the help of Richard Ragan, director of the communications department. In addition to her service to i the college, Sister Eustace has assisted others by serving on the board of directors at DuBois Hospital, the Mercy Center on Aging and Mercyhurst Preparatory School. | * Despite her many accomplishments, Sister Eustace continues to feel that?teaching others to teach" has been among her more rewarding experiences and one of the achievements she takes most pride in. ^ Also as a part of the homecoming festivities, Sheryl t Muelman and Ken Fronczek were named 1999 Homecoming Queen and King during halftime of the football game against Indianapolis Saturday. Muelman is a senior hotel restaurant management major from Portage, Mich. She is a resident assistant, on the women's volleyball team, secretary of the Professional Conventions Management Association and a member of the student athlete advisory commitj tee. £ v Fronczek is a senior commu-


Gerrit Shuffstall/Merciad photographer

The 1999 Homecoming queen and king, Sheryl Muelman and Ken Fronczek were crowned at halftime of Saturday's game

Change^for^educatibn department
By Kelly Schaffold Contributing writer^ education majors to be better prepared in using technology in the classroom. Assistant professor of education Dr. Linda Lisowski, and Dr. Joseph Lisowski, instructor at Mercy hurst-North East, co-direct Links to the Future: A Capacity Building Grant for Preparing Tomorrow's| Teachers to Use Technology. p? The grant was awarded to Mercyhurst as well as the Erie School District and will enable education majors to use complex technology in the classroom as an alternative learning tool. ; Mercyhurst will use part of the grant in the College Writing II course. Students taking this course will conduct research and then design Web pages with hyper links to their research. Further benefits to the college are that stipends will be provided to three graduate assistants, $25,000 will be spent on software for college faculty, and education majors will be provided with practicum placements using technology in the classrooms. ^ "The overriding purpose of this grant is to prepare tomorrow's teachers, our education majors, to use complex technology as a learning tool in the classroom when they become teachers," said Dr. Linda Lisowski.

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Offices move to new locations
By Sara Seidle * Contributing writer

By Mandy Fies News editor

Graduate fair scheduled
is made up of area colleges, including Gannon, Edinboro University,* j Mercyhurst, Perm State-Behrend and Allegheny College. It is held every fall at Gannon. "It is really beneficial for everybody;freshmenthrough seniors are welcome. If a student knows that they might be going on to graduate school, why not go down, walk around and talk to some reps?" Robert H vezda, director of career services, said. No admission is charged for the event and cash prizes will be awarded. Forfartherinformation, contact Gannon's Career Services and Cooperative Education Office at 871-7680, or visit their website at http://walleye.gannon.edu/depts/ csce/ Also Tuesday, Penn StateBehrend will host a job fair in the Reed Commons Building on the Penn State campus. This fair runs from 1 to 5 p.m. I Graduating seniors' seeking fulltime employment and juniors i interested in completing internships are encouraged to attend. Students are advised to be prepared to provide resumes to prospective employers and should dress in professional

It is never too early for undergradu- J ates to begin considering graduate or To accommodate the record number professional school.^ of freshmen at Mercyhurst this fall, a Gannon University will host the few college offices and departments annual Graduate and Professional had to change locations over the School Fair, Tues., Oct. 5. Represensummer months. tatives will be present from over 50 Due to the renovations of Egan schools from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Hall| to provide more room for the Gannon's Hammermill Center. freshman girls' honors dormitory, Students will have the opportuthe Counseling Center found a new nity to obtain applications and* home on the first floor of Preston catalogs, as well as speak with Hall, i T* I representatives about financial aid issues and admission and graduation It is now located in the offices requirements. Casual dress is that formerly housed the Cohen Gerrit Snuffstall/Merciad photographer appropriate for this event. Student Health Center, the on-? Schools of law, education, campus extension for the counseling The Cohen Student Health Center's new location in a college-owned business, nursing and social work center is 2561. The office maintains brick home at 3905 Parade Blvd. i will be among the participants. In hours' every day of the week to addition, graduate programs from Kruszewski will also see patients The Ambassadors Club office . provide counseling services to any various universities will also be three times a week. was moved to Weber Hall to allow students in need. * present j£/ Two other departments also the admissions counselors to utilize With the counseling center taking Transportation accommodations the former office in Old Main. Beth affected by the moves are admisover the health center offices, a new Szulczewski, adviser for the Ambas- from Mercyhurst to Gannon is sions and the Adult College. location was needed for the health available for those students who sadors Club, commented that the The Adult College, formerly center. The center is now located at need it. Kyle Foust, career counsenew space is, "easier for families to located in Weber Hall, is now 3905 Parade Blvd., in a house lor, can be contacted at Ext. 2171 for find, and offers a more comfortable, further information on transportalocated on Wayne Street in the owned by Mercyhurst. living room atmosphere." Also, "it Catherine McAuley Adult Center. tion, flp t It is connected to campus by a leaves the Bishop's Parlor open for The new building offers offices and walkway adjacent to the Recreation The fair, open to all undergradu, * ates, is presented by the Erie College attire. Center. There is also parking both*** classrooms suited for adult learning. counselors to talk with families while other tours are beginning." Enrollment for the adult college The Career Services Office Career Cooperative. This consortium behind and in front of the house for located in Main 201 can assist any those students who prefer to drive to has reached a record high this fall, students with resume preparation at with a total of 236 new students in the office. no charge. j both the undergraduate and graduate For any students concerned that Mercyhurst will host its own job programs. Five years ago, the total tion for disposition. Sept 19 Alcohol Violation/Public the health center is no longer fair Nov. 4. number of students in the program Sept 22 Theft from Vehicle ^ Intoxication centrally located, as it was in Preston was 535. | ^ A student was found to be under the The owner of a car in the Mercy 100 Hall, Chris Dimperio, RN, and parking lot found it unlocked, .In the spring term of 1999, total influence of alcohol and became director of the health center, possiblyfroma coat hanger, and enrollment was recorded as 656 verbally abusive and uncooperative remarked that once students have toward the officers. The student was tampered with. The lights were left students. The program offers adult visited the new office, "they have on, the license plate damaged and referred to administration for students an accelerated degree been really appreciative and very • $40 takenfromthe car. completion program, the Mercyhurst disposition. comfortable with it" Sept 23 Disorderly Conduct/ Sept 19 Alcohol Violation I Accelerated Program, that allows Dimperio, along with the rest of Underage Drinking A young man was yelling and them to go to school while continuthe staff, feel that the new location Patrol officers spotted a vehicle screaming inside a Briggs Avenue ing to work outside jobs. Once again Mercyhurst College will has a "better atmosphere for stuapartment He wasfoundto be under driving on campus without its lights participate in the American Heart The adult college offers 15 on. The driver was intoxicated and dents.** the influence of alcohol and was Walk. '{ & •$ advanced certificates to those adults became abusive toward the officers. "It is homier and more confidenunderage. He was referred to The walk takes place Sunday, needing to further their education to After refusing to give identification administration for disposition. tial," according to Dimperio. The Oct 10 at 2 p.m. Spanning five keep up with changes in their career and becoming combative with Erie telephone extension for the health Sept 19 Disorderly Conduct miles, the walk begins at perry Police Department officers, the areas. Jf I A large group of students were center remains at Ext 2431. Square, rain or shine. student was arrested for disorderly With the adult college moving to causing a disturbance infrontof a Becky VanRiper, receptionist for All the money raised supports the conduct and underage drinking and Wayne Street, the admissions Briggs Avenue apartment One of the center, will schedule appointAmerican Heart Association's fight department took over the office transported to jail. the students was found to be under ments Monday through Fridayfrom3 against the leading causes of death space in Weber Hall. With the the influence but refused to produce in this country— heart disease and 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. * addition of one more admissions • identification when it was requested. stroke. If students are unable to make an counselor to the staff, the departThe student was written up for his Walkers solicit pledges from appointment, walk-in time is from ment was in need of more space. actions and referred to admin istraother people in advance of participa12 p.m. to 1 p.m. daily. Dr. David tion. Based on the amount of money collected, walkers receive prizes. " w>. You never know where the many In the past, Mercyhurst has been people who pass through among the top 10 organizations 0 Mercy hurst' s gates will end up. collecting for the Heart Walk and According to Sr. Helen Jean among the top three in dollars per Sullivan, director of the D' Angelo capita for team members. Conservatory, Susan Spafford, ; Anyone interested in walking and Baroeque in the Park: second runner-up in the recent Miss Saturday^ needing collection envelopes or Thursday $ America contest, began violin 4 p.m., Garvcy Park ^Breakfast/Cartoons: 9 a.m.-noon,| additional information can contact k •it it » Fain 11 a.m-5 p.mf lessons at the age offourat the Laker Inn (wear pajamas) Janet Price at Ext. 2403., Second Floor Student Onion Mercyhurst conservatory. "She Monday $ Ktiap-In: 11 a.m-5 p.m., & Those people unable to walk, but Driving (Golf) Tourney: 6:45 p.m., showed a lot of promise and worked MSG Meeting: 8:30 p.m., Elk Valley Sportsmen's Club, Lake interested in making a cash or check Student Union very hard," Sr. Helen Jean said. The Government Chambers*, City, PA (for more information, call contribution can also contact Price first Asian-American Miss Pennsylor mail it to Box 15. Checks should Cathy Pedler at 824-2578) \ Friday J vania and thefirstMiss Pennsylva| Tuesday ;v be made out to The American Heart Bode Fair: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. nia in 25 years to make it to the top SAC Meeting: 8:30 p.m., Sunday Association. All pledges must be Second Floor Student Union three in the pageant, Spafford played Government Chambers ( j&Knap-In: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. received no later man Friday, Oct. 8. Malt Scavenger Hunt: 6*9 p jn., the violin for the talent portion of the Movie Night, *Varsity Blues**: Elk Valley Sportsmen's Club meet in Student Union at 5:45 pjn. 9 p.m, Groat Room (free popcorn) competition.

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Walk to benefit American Heart Association

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SEPTEMBER 29, 1999




The skinny on Erie Reznor finally releases 'the Fragile
making them add multiple drum machines, mixers, keyboards, pianos and computers to their For over three years now, I, as repertoire in order to achieve an well as many other music industrial/techno/electronic sound. enthusiasts, have waited for the What will "the Fragile" bring to fill release of Nine Inch Nails' fourth the creative-void that most boring major album. The day of pop music has brought to contemadumbration finally came last porary culture? Tuesday, Sept. 21 when "the Reznor's masterful work on 'the n 9 Fragile was released from the Fragile has created not a rock secretive confines that lead album in the classic sense, but a singer/writer/musician and revelation for sound, noise and visionary Trent Reznor had kept harmony. Combining immense it in. And with that, all of the amounts of variable stimuli is what years of terrible and exciting this album brings to you on silver platters. Immense may not even be rumors have been put to rest. a strong enough adjective to Before it was even released, describe the fusing and mixing that many music critics believed it would be the defining album for ranges from heavy Ministrythe new millennium and perhaps inspired industrial drums and hard, ripping guitars ("Startu**ers, Inc."), the most important and influento sweet, delicate Billy tial album of at least the last decade. It is the hallowed sequel Corganespue piano harmonies ("La i to *meT>ownward*5piral '' Mer) to funky, David Bowie'ish™ which, when released in 1994, techno-beats ("Where Is Every*! put Nine Inch Nails at the top of body?"), while devilish lyrics and the music industry and made , tortured vocals give it the natural Reznor the musical guru for the NIN texture. From a whimper to a generation. "Spiral" changed snarl, thefinalcollaboration does music by pulling bands out of exactly what it was aimed to do the then trendy grunge scene and from such a nihilistic Goth— it calls By Ken Fronczek A & E editor attention to every single written note that leaves your head spinning from the genius that has just sunken into your brain, through your ears. "The Fragile" is like a snake hunting its prey— it slowly, methodically twists and slithers its powerfully beautiful form into a tightly positioned coil just before it strikes in an explosion of pure, dominating force, and then all is silent, yet struggling until the final breath, then it is over. "The Day the World Went Away", song two on the disc "Left" and also the first t released single, is the blueprint for the entire concept behind "the Fragile". It starts as a quiet buzz then erupts, fades, mixes and erupts again. 'The Fragile' is the rffi definitive album ofthe 90s and will be a measuring stick for all musicians trying to ™ rebuild the face of music. It A has already scored a rating of 9 out of 10 in SPIN magazine which is usually very scroti-, nizing in its ratings and gets obviously emphatic full thumbs from Your host. The Erie Playhouse began its run of "Guys and Dolls" on Sept. 23 to open its 1999/2000 seasoni "Guys and Dolls" is a critically acclaimed play and is considered to be the most perfect comedy to ever hit Broadway. The Erie Playhouse is located on 10 W. 10th St. and will run "Guys and Dolls" until Oct 16. For reservations, ticket prices show dates and times, contact the Playhouse at 454-2852, Ext. 41. The Warner Theatre will bejumpin' on Saturday, Oct 2 when the Erie Philharmonic's 1999-; 2000 Pops Series opens with a popular program of classic swing. Swing Time will feature lively tunes from the Big Band era, internationally renowned dancers and a Grammy winning jazz artist. The show begins at 8 p.m. and the cost is $10 for students. Tickets can be purchased at 45 5-1375. Robbie Krieger, guitarist of the legendary band, the Doors, will play the Warner on Sept. 30 at 8 p.m jwith his new band. Ronnie Yarosz, a Mercyhurst graduate, and his band Blues Expansion, will open for Krieger in what is sure to be an incredible evening of music. Tickets cost $20.95 and can be purchased at 455-1375. ^f The Erie Art Museum will be hosting the excellent jazz duo of Tim Berne and Michael Formanek on Friday, Oct 1 at 8 p.m. Tickets for students cost $5 and are available through the Erie Art Museum, 411 St. Street, or call 459-5477. 1

Qn the big screen
Tonight only, September 29, the Academy Award nominated Mary D'Angelo Performing Arts (Best Foreign Language Film) movie, "Tango." Riveting dance Center will be showing the numbers take center stage and documentary film "Grey Gardens." The film focuses on a coincide with the story, expressscandal in east Hampton in the Ping the love and hate, the life and part, the sins of the past and the mid-70s that! became a great \jb hope for the future. All movies at embarrassment to Jacqueline the PAC start at 8 p.m. and cost Onassiss. On October 6, the $3 for general admission seating. PAC will be showing the


Double Jeopardy
Just The Ticket


Judd has left to hang onto is getting her son back from her husband, and a theory called "Double Jeopardy". Double Jeopardy states you can not Brandon Boylan be convicted of the same crime twice. With a cat-and-mouse chase This movie is about a woman, involving Judd and her parol officer, played by Tommy Lee played by Ashley Judd, who is j Jones, Judd is determined to find accused of murdering her out the truth about what happened husband while boating on an and get her son back. ocean. Judd is convicted of the All in all, I thought this movie murder but soonfindsout the was rather entertaining. The acting truth about what happened; her was well demonstrated by Jones, as husband is not dead. He staged usual, and Judd's unbeatable his death in order to wave embezzelment charges that were determination was just as strong as filed against him. The only things it was enticing. Though the story

line was weak at points, and I the climax was a little disappointing, the acting and special effects made up for it Some ofthe scenes were especially intense especially when Judd is trapped in a coffin and when Jones and Judd escape a sinking vehicle. I would recommend this movie to anyone who is a Jones or Judd fan and enjoys intense action movies. I gave it a 7 out of 10.

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Everyone's favorite church goer, Marilyn Manson, is rumored to be working on a live album entitled "The Last Tour on

Earth." It is supposed to include performances from his "Rock is Dead Tour," which supported the band's third album "Mechanical Animals". The album's tentative release date is sometime in late November, just in time to make it a great family gift for Christmas. Mr. Manson will also be taking his band

on the road in early February of next year as well. Elvis was recently sighted at a 7-Eleven in Witchita, Kansas purchasing snack cakes and a bag of chips. The witness claimed he was carrying a loaded waterpipe and wearing a tie-dyed bandanna.






Dave Hermenau Ages ago to us, but a mere \ crumble off the immense block of time that the earth has been in existence, a people came upon a land so expansive, so rich in natural resources and promise that the over-exploitation of said resources would not be readily apparent to them for centuries. He who felled a tree need only look around and instant reassurance was available. In a wilderness of timber so large one is easily fooled into thinking that the harvest can go on forever. The question one should ask, a question of much salience indeed, is at what point in the one sided relationship between producer and consumer does that blanket of reassurance, reassurance that it is still OK to continue the harvest, unheeded, get ripped off forcing the consumer to realize that the mirage of endless resources has faded and in its place has arisen the need for restraint and a change of habit j. ^ The heart of our present predicament lies herein. Mainstream America is still living, consciously or not, beneath this blanket It is because of this blanket that environmental movements remain just movements and have not escalated to something more. Conservation groups are called bleeding heart liberals, tree-huggers and hippies. True environmentalists are considered to be on the fringe of society, a pseudo-underground following that attracts idealists, dreamers and, sometimes, ' w radicals. Because Americans are still able to either find or create reassurance for their way of life, conservation of and respect for u\ the environment have not become national priorities. That blanket of reassurance has become misleading and calling environmental consciousness a special i nterest has become antiquated. The wealth of resources that this "new world*' offers is not as . infinitely abundant as was once naively thought. While we continue to hold the long-dead notion that the frontier still exists and that America still has expansive wilderness, the drastic need for conservation will not, in fact, cannot, be realized. * Shedding the blanket is just; one stumbling block, however; this is a double-pronged issue. We need not just realization that the problem exists, but realization of the severity of the problem. Once the problem has been noticed, it needs to be > prioritized correctly. Though it has been given recognition in the past, the need for conservation has never been at the forefront of American, indeed western, ^ consciousness. One needs to be cautious, however, about pointing fingers where priorities are concerned. A starving man has more immediate concerns than those of one who is well-fed and must shed off temporally superfluous concerns. In the same vein, a * nation in dire straits in terms of feeding its people would be acting irresponsibility were it to expend time and money in an attempt to conserve its natural resources. While the "State of The Union," as our politicians so cleverly like to call it, has weaknesses of possibly greater intensity, i.e. homelessness, AIDS and, at times, foreign defense, a re-prioritization of conservation strategies is long over due. The severity of this problem resides in the fact that it has been ignored for so long, and that false reassurance that the problem doesn't exist is so easily found. 4 This is the nature of the environmental problem in America. Either we think that the earth can bounce back from|j ,: years of abuse or we remain consciously ignorant of the fact that there is any problem at all. It is quite scary to think what will happen should the pattern of over consumption that has characterized modern civilization continue. One hopes it will not

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If anyone in the world could teach one of your classes, who would it be and why?
"Einstein,because he was a very intelligent person and has 1 influcenced me in the sciences.* -Brian Colaizzi, Sophomore "Al Capone, because he could come back and tell us where he hid his money." j -Fired Carlson. Senior "God, because He is the only person/thing no one on earth can figure out" -Veronica Laulton, Sophomore 'The Pope, because I'd ask him what he thinks the world needs. -Richard Smith. Freshman "Einstein, because his class would probably be very confusing, but it would be interesting to see what he was like as a person." -Megan Zuza, Senior "Joe Neuiendzck, because he | played college hockey and now is a superstar in the NHL." -PJ . Hiscock, Freshman "Bruce Lee, because he could show me some kicks. Yeah baby!" .« % -Kevin Haswell, Senior i

Student disappointed in security
Ironically enough, the R.A. did not call security. And, the first time security was there, the R.A. asked that if there were any problems, would they please notify him. | It seems to me that there is no point to having R. As. Why do they get free room and board if security can't understand the hierarchy of authority that should be followed if there is a problem. Or perhaps it was a slow night and because of Homecoming, extra security officers were on duty. When things get slow, you tend to look for something to do. Was security just looking for something to do on their rounds and thought these residents could be a sure bust? In my estimation, the proper procedure should have been to notify the R.A. that someone complained about the party. If at that time, the party is out of the control and cannot be handled by the R.A., security should become involved. It is a shame that incidents like this give security and R.A.s such a bad rap. The party was under control and didn't need broken up. The R.A. did not need blamed for the call nor left out of the chain of command. Maybe i~ f security starts being more honest with us, we'll be more cooperative with them. —Anonymous

This past weekend, I witnessed one of the worst displays of authority by the security officers at Mercyhurst. On Friday evening, residents of my building had a party to which they invited over some friends to partake of * alcoholic beverages. The R.A. had been notified. An agreement was made that if things got out of hand, at the R.A.'s request, the party would end. The R.A. was in the building musicians is chosen because _ _ and frequently monitored the corporate assimilation? This is a response directed K Much of the music today is no they are marketable, not because halls and outside to ensure that toward the article written in last they have a comprehensive longer created for itself, for the issue of The Merciad pertaining the party was under control. understanding of their instruexhilaration of escape, and for to the thi rd installment of A bout a half-hour after the ments or an understanding of reflection. It is created to Woodstock. I must agree with guests arrived, two security 1 produce revenue. I do understand "the way things are." They are the author on the overwhelming^ officers knocked on the residents that musicians must scratch out a sometimes hand-picked by absurdity that the entire situation door and told everyone in the living as the rest of us do. And I corporate conglomerates because party that they needed to see their sustained. The author of the they "have the look*' and show also understand there are many article stated that he or she would IDs. The residents asked security up quite well on film. It is truly musicians playing for the music "attempt to disclose to you what who called them to the party. sad to see where the future of no one may want to say or hear." not the money. But after being They responded, "Your R.A." exposed to the farce that tranmusic is turned toward these I am here to let him know that But the funny thing about the spired in New York, 1 wonder days. j there are individuals aware of whole situation, was that I know what has happened to the So, in ending this little what is going on in the music who called security... it was a integrity of it all, the integrity of soapbox speech, I offer the world today. I former student who stopped by readers of this piece and music music. Music, ever since humankind campus for approximately 10 enthusiasts everywhere a The purpose of the original has been able to create it, has^, minutes and felt compelled to end challenge—don't buy into the been a means of communication. Woodstock was to show the nonsomeone else's good time. The system. Do not subject yourself conformist tendencies of the And with communication comes R.A. was never notified of a to the candy-coated unreality of individuals who attended and understanding, the understanding problem, nor did he place the music videos and outrageously those who did not It had the of others and ourselves. Through overproduced concert series. Go call. But, he took the rap for it. support of people who believed music we can offer direct to a local tavern, coffeehouse or Less than an hour later, after in causes much more worthy introspection, appreciation of club and watch a local group. the party had already been broken than some of today's... money. other's thoughts, philosophies, Watch them play and bring back up, security knocked on the door Much of the current music and life ways. Given just those what has been so lacking in produced and mass-marketed is of these same residents again qualities, out of the infinite much of music today — made for the sole purpose of stating that the R.A. had called possibilities that music offers, producingrevenue—ridiculous integrity. thembecause of loud noise. why do Ifindthe current trends amounts of it A group of —Z. Venable moving toward total

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Making the Mercy Connection 1
Sr. Geri Rosin ski
About this time of year I hear the question, "How can I connect with and really get to know some neat new people here, Sister?" With the emphasis on new people, i recognize the autumn yearning to make new friendships. Making new friendships is an annual challenge in the beginning of the school year. How does one find people who share common interests or perhaps the same moral values or maybe even the same faith convictions? The answer is deceptively simple. It is right there at the end of the first paragraph of our college mission statement... "service to others." It is about connecting people of service with people in need. This is what it means to do the various spintual and corporal works of mercy. When you become involved with one of the many volunteer "service to others" activities offered through Campus Ministry, Habitat, Circle K, the Ophelia Project, or others, you will naturally meet other caring people with values similar to yours who are likewise seeking to make the world a better and more compassionate place. How perfect! Making new friends while offering compassionate service to those in need. So, pause for a moment and ask God to guide you toward that particular volunteer activity that wil I be the most rewarding, both for yourself and for those who will receive your service. At the same time you will be developing friendships with people who may become lifelong friends. So start now to become involved in one of the many w orks ofjnercy^ and start "Making the Mercy Connections" for yourself today.

MSG Update
Colleen Nardi
At this week's student government meeting, new freshman, sophomore, resident and commuter representatives were sworn in. The freshmen are very enthusiastic and are already ] bringing up ideas and concerns! that thier constituents have expressed. Thomas Billingsley,

executive vice president of administration, attended the 1 meeting and students concerns were brought to his attention. It was voted that MSG will provide additional funds for the Senior Annual. This money will go toward scholarships for those who are involved in the yearbook's production. This is a publication that allows graphic design majors to share their talents and creati vity with Mercyhurst and gives the seniors

a memory that will last a lifetime. Message boards are being distributed to each residence on campus. Commuters are encouraged to pick one up in the MSG office on the second floor of the student union. Having a spirit week on campus was suggested. Remember, you can always call Ext 2428 or Ext 2563 with your ideas. We'll do our best to make them a reality.

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Fore and Aft


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By Dave Hermenau Features editor

Forsthoefel attends conference with Dalai
institute where people from different disciplines could gather to advance interfaith dialogue, a There was also discussion about what could be done in Tibet, a nation that is struggling to remain culturally distinct from China, who since 1959, and at times before that, has claimed ownership of the territory. The Dalai Lama, however, focused more on the holistic aim of the? proceedings, which was to increase interfaith dialogue. "It was very clear among some of us," said Forsthoefel, "and certainly clear to the Dalai Lama, that the conference wasn't Re Photo about Tibet, the conference was Therese Forsthoefel, Anchok Rimpoche and Dr. Thomas * 9 about humanity.' " Forsthefel In Dharamshala. \ i [ *•' Forsthoefel feels that he Forsthoefers work in promoting experience. One of the difficult takes many things, both profesinterfaith dialogue. * Also invited things about such a gathering is sionally and personallyfromthe to attend the conference was finding ways to concretely apply conference. Focusing mainly on Forsthoefers wife, Therese, who what was learned or realized South Asian religions, he had >| is trained in yoga and alternative within the proceedings to the real never been to Dharamsala, which healing methodologies. world. Considerations for things is in the foothills of the Himato do now that the conference has layan Mountains in Northern While ideasfromthe conferended include creating innovaIndia. He admits that while hisl ence are still percolating for tive educational models as well Forsthoefel, he feels that the -idea of a grand synthesis of the conference was an exceptional as the development of an worlds'faith's is ambitious, the

conference was constructive and creative nevertheless. '* Meeting the Dalai Lama was certainly a valuable experience for Forsthoefel. "For someone who is a scholar of religion and has '*j| expertise in South Asian religions, it is an unbelievable gift to be in this culture and be in the presence of the Dalai Lama for* three days," said Forsthoefel. Forsthoefel, however, warns against imbuing the Dalai Lama with our own perceptions of his powerful essence. < • "The idea is not to bow down to the Dalai Lama but to recog-L nize this clear space of human becoming that is really available to all of us whether we're Buddhist, Christian, Muslim or whatever," said Forsthoefel on meeting the Dalai Lama.

For Mercy hurst's Dr. Thomas Forsthoefel, assistant professor of religious studies, The Synthesis Dialogues will be an event| that he will not soon forget Held in Dharamsala, India, from Sept 11 to 16, the Synthesis Dialogues was a multi-disciplinary series of both formal and informal discussions whose aim it was to expand dialogue between the different religious faiths of the world. Scholars and religious figures from Thailand, India, England ^ and the United States were in attendance as well as His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama, Tibet's temporal and spiritual leader. Forsthoefel was asked to attend the Synthesis Dialogues by the meetings' chief missionary, Brother Wayne Teasedale. Teasedale and Forsthoefel had worked together at DePaul University in Chicago and Teasedale was interested in

Ancient history specialist joins Mercyhurst faculty
By Dave Hermenau Features editor Mercyhurst's department of history once again has an instructor specializing in ancient history. This fell, Dr. Randall Howarth is on board as an assistant professor of history. Howarth was interviewed this spring to replace Richard Kubiak who retired after the 1997-98 academic year. Howarth* s^ expertise is with Roman History and the Early Republic of Rome. Originally from Swanzsa, Mass., Howarth attended the University of Massachusetts and Dartmouth for his undergraduate work. From there, Howarth attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Before coming to Mercyhurst, Howarth was with Cleveland State University and part-time at Hiram College before that : Howarth will teach the Europe to the Renaissance course formally taught by Kubiak. Howarth will also teach classes on Ancient Greece, Ancient Rome and Medieval Europe. Howarth is glad to be able to bring a new dynamic to the history department ,; ^ "I can bring a prospective on the very ancient period. Most of the department's expertise is 9 centered in more recent times,' said Howarth. Howarth also commented that courses such as the ones he will teach give students a context! within which to set the events about which they learn in classes focused on later time periods. Dr. Mike McQuillen, former director of the department of history, speaks favorably of Howarth. "I think he is going to be an excellent addition to the department and I think he will be able to, as he adjusts to the college, 'i develop some very interesting courses that we hope will draw from the general student population as well as from the (history) majors," said McQuillen. 1

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Gayer completes federal internship in law enforcement
Being chosen as the only intern at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) in Artesia, N.M. was quite an experience according to Shaun Gayer, a senior criminal justice/ pre-law major. He spent 12 weeks training with agents in advanced firearm procedures, driver training courses, and a I wide variety of high skill' procedures. ' "FLETC is run through the main center in Glenco, Ga. Six students from as far as California and Washington State were chosen for that internship," Gayer said "I was lucky to be chosen to go to New Mexico since usually grad students are picked." During Gayer's stay in New Mexico, he trained with agents . from the Immigration and Naturalization Service, the US Boarder Patrol, US Marshals Service, the Secret Service and the Drug Enforcement Agency. 'These were great people... not only in their professions, but very spiritual and kind-hearted people,** Gayer said. "I made a lot of valuable contacts and I still stay in touch with some of the guy*" FLETC puts its interns up in dorm-style living quarters, which include maid service. The interns are paid per diem and issued a government car to use while stationed at the base. '1 went through an intense Spanish training program,'' Gayer said. "For 10 days straight, we could only speak Spanish. It (the program) stressed conversational Spanish which is very important in law enforcement today."* In addition, Gayer completed firearms training and qualified in the shotgun. He participated in gas chamber drills and daily physical training. "On my last day, they had a luncheon for me. The director of the center flew in from Georgia and attended," Gayer said. "I presented them with a plaque that hangs on a wall with plaques from past interns that has my name and Mercyhurst College on it M

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opening minutes, and the Laker victory was sealed by senior safety Tom Palmer's clutch This whole upset thing is starting interception in the closing to catch on. seconds. Between those two Just one week after stunning picks was a lot more stingy regional powerhouse Edinboro defense, and another steady day University before a record Tullio for the Laker offense, which Field crowd, the Mercyhurst ^ scored when it had to. Laker football team played its "(Indianapolis) came at us .3 hand perfectly against the hard, they came and hit hard, but University of Indianapolis, I just think we had it in here,"I upsetting the Greyhounds 27-20. junior wide receiver Ed Bailey ; The Homecoming crowd of said after the game while 1 3,100 at Tullio Field saw the pointing to his heart. Lakers, only an i nfant NCAA Wherever the Lakers had it, Division II scholarship football Bailey had some. The Euclid, program (2nd year), improve to Ohio native caught his 13th and 3-1, including a 2-1 ledger in the 14th career touchdown passes, a Great Lakes Intercollegiate new Laker career mark. The TD Athletic Conference (GLIAQ. •grabs were among eight catches Unlike the week before, when for 92 yards on the day for Mercyhurst's offense carried the* Bailey. |§ | team to victory, it was "Big D" It was the Mercyhurst defense that lifted the Lakers to one of that provided the big plays, the biggest wins in the 19-year though. Brubaker's interception history of its program. and 23-yard return to the • That's "D" as in defense. Greyhound 19 just 2:41 into the The 'Hurst's first score was game set up senior quarterback set up by senior defensive end*jm Matt Kissel I's Five-yard TD rur Kevin Brubaker s acrobatic three plays later and the Lakers interception in the game's g By Scott Koskoski ^ ^ ^ ^ _ Sports editor led 7-0. The seven points represented more than the 'Hurst could muster in all of last year's game with Indianapolis. With 30 seconds remaining in the opening period, Kissell and Bailey hooked up on a 13-yard scoring play, capping a seven play, 59-yard drive, and all of the sudden the nationally-ranked Hounds trailed 14-0. Indianapolis would not crack the scoreboard until late in the third quarter.} Fullback Lance Riegle took backup QB Kevin Nicolini's handoff seven yards into the end zone and the Hounds' deficit was 14-6 (PAT blocked). Kissell touchdown passes to Bailey and junior wideout Justin Siemon extended the Laker lead to 27-6 before the Hounds woke up. f Another Riegle scamper (four yards) and a Nicolini scoring pass to wide receiver J.C. DesRoches, a Frenchman, cut the 1 score to 27-20 with 1:22 left to; play. The Hounds then recovered their onside krciPainl diWcftlown to the Laker 39 with half a





Ain't no mountain high enough as football team keeps climbing
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Head football coach Joe Kimball leads defensive leaders Tim Bednarski (2) and Scott Platz (6) into Tullio Field for Saturday's Homecoming game with Indianapolis. The Lakers won, 27-20. minute reamaining. Nicolini then found Mercyhurst*s Palmer wide open at the three-yard line to seal Indianapolis' fate. With their record now 3-1 after the upset, the Lakers have* earned national respect foFthe first time in their history. Mercyhurst enters Saturday's tilt with GLIAC foe Hillsdale (3-1, 2-1 GLIAC) as the 10th-ranked team in NCAA Division II' s Northeast Region/ Slippery Rock, ranked fourth in the nation among D-II schools, holds the region's top spot

Standfest shines, 'Hurst rolls to cross country win
At the mid-point of their season, the Mercyhurst cross country teams are hitting their stride in a big way. Behind senior Jenny Standfest's record-breaking performance, the Lady Lakers cruised to a first-place finish at Saturday's St. Vincent College Invitational in Latrobe, Pa. The men's squad also fared well at St Vincent, placing third of four teams. ] It was Standfest who stole the spotlight in Latrobe, though. The senior and team captain not only won the 3.1 mile affair with a time of 20:05, but set a new course record as well on her way to being named the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAQ Runner-of-theWeek. § £ j "Actually, I had a really slow start (to the race)," Standfest said afterward. 'There were a couple big hills on the course, but once I pushed through them;: I finished really strong." * Awards went to five other 'Hurst competitiors at St Vincent for placing in the 74runner field's top 15: captain Katie Conley (Sr), 4th, 20:36; Maura Donohue (Fr), 5th, 20:45; Katie Cywinski (Fr), 7th, 21:03; Janine Emke (Fr), 8th, 21:15; and Jamie Dudich (Jr), 9th, 21:21. Kri sta Doutt rounded out the Lady Lakers' top seven with a 22:25 finish, good for 25th place. "The team is definitely much stronger than it was last year,"* Standfest added. * The Mercyhurst men, led by senior Michael Tarbox, gave af strong performance in their fivemile race to finish third overall with 65 points. Tarbox finished second out of 59 runners in 27:46. Other top 15 runners were: Ciaran Brewster (So), 11th, 29:02; and Ben Whitling (Fr), 13th, 29:12.: Brian Colizzi (24th), Steve Gerics (25th), Tim Manstch (31st), and Brad Alvord (33rd) also ran respectable races for Mercyhurst

1999 Lakers' summer sports log
just because school's out for the summer doesn't mean the Mercyhurst sports world comes to a grinding halt A look at the comings and goings during the Summer of '99: ? June 16: Former Laker baseball player Pat Cutshall named head coach at Mercyhurst-North East, replacing Chris Marchini. Cutshall set nearly every Mercyhurst hitting record while playing for the Lakers from 1994-97. July 29: Mercyhurst Athletic Director Pete Russo names 24-^ year old Seth Appert, former grad assistant at the University of Denver, assistant Laker ice hockey coach and assistant Ice Center director. Appert resigns from Mercy hurst just days later. August 19: Assistant Sports Information Director Craig Ry bczynski resigns from Mercyhurst to take a job with Rochester Americans of American Hockey League.? August 19: Assistant men's basketball coach Rahsaah Roland resigns from Mercyhurst to take similar position at Wayne State University. Fogel calls Roland, a 95 graduate and four-year starter with the Lakers, "one of the best point guards I've ever coached. We wish him well in all but two games." (The Lakers and Wayne State play each other twice this season.) * * • August 19: Russo hires 23-yearold Kristine Pierce as assistant \ coach of the women's ice hockey team. Pierce played college v hockey at R.I.T., where she was a three-year captain and 1999 national Hockey Humanitarian Award winner. August 23: Men's basketball grad assistant Mike Wernicki named full-time assistant coach, replacing Rahsaah Roland. Wernicki played for Erie Cathedral Prep and University of Pittsburgh before coming to Mercyhurst August 26: Laker women's volleyball team opens play under first-year head coach Missy Soboleski at the California University of Pennsylvania * tournament Soboleski played four years of college volleyball at Gannon University and replaces Carrie Roberts, who resigned in May. August 27: Nationally-ranked men's soccer team opens defense of its 1998 Pinal Four appearance. The Lakers play Bloomsburg and Truman State to start the season. Mercyhurst returns offensive star Rob Yurkovich and goaltender Derian Tuitt and is ranked third nationally at the start of the season. September 1: Russo appoints Jay Shay to second assistant coaching position of Laker men's basketball team. Shay played guard at Iowa as a walk-on before graduating in 1995. During Shay's time at Iowa, the Hawkeyes reached the postseason twice and the National! Invitation Tournament (NTT). September 1:21st-ranked • Northern Kentucky hands Lady Laker soccer team first loss of season, 3-0 in Kentucky. Sophomore Meghan Prey credited with eight saves for the Lady Lakers in goal. September 2: Greg Klym named assistant men's ice hockey coach, replacing Seth Appert w ho resi gned after just 17 days on the job. Klym pi ayed college hockey at the University of New Hampshire, was varsity captain in 1992-93 and played for the West Palm Beach of Southern Hockey League for two years, f September 4: Laker football team opens 1999 season with a 49-35 romp over visiting Wayne State University at Tullio Field. Senior running back Justin Gibson leads the way with four touchdowns. Gibson needs less than 600 yards rushing to break Craig Woodard's all-time record.




Number of times the Laker football team has been nationally-ranked in its 19-year history. Mercyhurst is currently ranked 10th in NCAA Division II's Northeast Region.:



Number of upperdassmen on the Laker inaugural women's ice hockey team, which begins play October 9. The three juniors join 15 freshmen on coach Mike Sisti's roster.

Number of Burger King scholar-athletes in Mercyhurst sports history. Senior running back Justin Gibson joined former wide receiver Tim Brediger ('98) as the only Burger King winners Saturday at Tullio Field.

Number, in dollars, that was given by Burger King to Mercy hurst's general scholarship fund in Gibson's name. How many fans there were at the last two Laker men's soccer games, combined. Mercyhurst is currently ranked 13th in the nation among NCAA Division II teams.

the Lakers have suffered four losses by a combined total of Overtime eight goals. Not incredibly terrible... but Mercyhurst DOES have a goal tender in Tuitt who Scott Koskoski can play himself on a Nintendo soccer game and one of the most explosive offenses in the country It's the middle of the season. at any level. | The magic from the dawn of a Which is why some people new season is gone, the exciteare startled that the Lakers have ment from the year's first goal only mustered 2.3 goals a game has faded away, and the seasonopening large crowds have found thus far. That's not bad, though, considering Mercyhurst plays its other things to do. It's the middle of the season, non-conference games against I the. time where games seem to nationally-ranked, quality teams, blend together, scores all seem not guys dressed like soccer | the same, and fans and the media players like many other teams do don't attend because, hey, just to pad their record. there'll always be another game. Another concern: Tuitt has It's the middle of the season, I allowed 14 goals through the first 10 games. Tuitt? The which means that, for the men's shutout king? The guy who eats soccer team, it's the most up more turf between the posts; important part of the season. than a Lawn Boy mower? It's "gut-check" time already You'd assume that with such for the Lakers. Already, you a potent arsenal, crowds would ask? The team's not even halfway through the season, you swarm to Family First to take in the Lakers. The team's largest say? crowd this season has been a As I sit at the sports desk paltry 200 fans... and that was looking at this year's stats and on the ROAD. A season-high thinking about the nationally150 fans crowded Family First ranked Lakers' season to date, a Sunday for the Mercyhurst/ few sore spots hurt more than Charleston game. #13 vs. #21. watching my beloved Cleveland Sure hope no British-style riots Browns blunder week after break out week. Everyone wants both soccer J£ First, let's not forget that teams to reach the NCAA Mercyhurst currently fields the playoffs. The women's squad is #13 team in NCAA Division II. on a roll and could be headed for The Lakers went all the way to their first post-season berth since the Final Four a year ago and 1995. What about the men's return their bread and butter in team, though? The NCAA forward Rob Yurkovich, defenseman Mark Fitzgerald, and soccer committee, which picks goalie Derian Tuitt. Head coach playoff teams, acts in strange ways, and a borderline perforJohn Melody has the talent, the mance by Melody's men might experience and the leadership to not win approval. It's gut check win not only the Great Lakes time indeed; for the men's soccer Intercollegiate Athletic Conferteam, it's time to return to ence, but the whole darned championship form. It's the national championship too. Through their first 10 games, middle of the season.

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The Laker |LOG I I
Women's tennis: what a long, strange trip
As the song goes, what a long, strange trip it was for the women's tennis team over the weekend. The Lady Lakers trecked to Michigan's upper peninsula for three days of matches against Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) opponents and went winless.fcLakeSuperior State University handed Mercyhurst an 8-1 setback Friday, while Michigan Tech's Huskies topped the Lady $ Lakers by an identical 8-1 count Saturday. Despite the tough play of Mercyhurst freshman Lauren Dujanovich Sunday, Northern Michigan overpowered the Lady Lakers 7-2. Dujanovich played NMU #4-seed Michelle Somers tough Sunday before falling 1-6,6-4,6-2, then rallied to win her doubles match.

Field hockey>tops Elmira


Two of Division II's perennial field hockey powers visited Tullio Field for matches last week and just slipped by the Lady Lakers. The nation's seventh-ranked team, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, needed two late goals to break a 1-1 tie on their way to a 3-1 victory | Wednesday. Saturday, #1-ranked Bloomsburg dealt Mercyhurst a 4-0 verdict behind three late second-half goals. The Lady Lakers fought back with a 4-0 shutout of Elmira at Tullio Field. Coach Kevin Cooke's team (3-4) faces C.W. Post and East Stroudsburg in weekend tournament action hosted by East Stroudsburg Uni versifyr

Golf teams debutln^tournaments
For the first time in Mercyhurst history, Laker golf teams representing both genders competed at the same tournament AtPennStateBehrend's Fall Invitational Thursdayifireshman Ryan Paris shot a 73 to lead the men to a third-place finish out of 11 teams. The Lady Lakers found themselves bested by Gannon at the Invitational despite a team-low 96 from freshman Stephanie Frankiewicz. Mercyhurst's men competed at the NCAA District IV Fall Tournament in South Haven, Mich. Through Sunday's first round, the Lakers ranked 14th out of 15 teams and continue play Monday before road matches at Slippery Rock and Westminster Thursday and Friday.

Volleyball falls in "home away from home


Due to renovations in the athletic center, the Lakers women's volleyball team must play home matches at Mercyhurst Prep High School. After two straight lopsided home losses, the Lakers find themselves longing for the MAC's friendly confines. Hillsdale College swept Mercyhurst in three straight games Friday, and the Lakers' losing streak reached five Saturday against Wayne State. The Warriors topped Mercyhurst 5-15,5-15,10-15 to drop the Lady ' Lakers to 5-9 (0-5 GLIAC). Mercyhurst travels to Edinboro Wednesday before hosting Grand Valley State in a 4 p.m. match Saturday.

The week ahead
Football at Hillsdale College, Thursday 9/30 2 p.m. Men's golf at Slippery Rock, Men's soccer at Gannon, 3 p.m., TBA f* f Family First Friday 10/1 Women's soccer at Saginaw § Women s volleyball vs. Ferris Valley, 3 p.m. * State, Rowing at Head of the Ohio in 7 p.m./Mercylwrst Prep Pittsburgh, TBA Men's golf at Slippery Rock. Women's Softball at Laker Fall TBA Classic, | Mercyhurst-North East, TBA Saturday 10/2 Field hockey vs. C.W. Post at E Sunday 10/3 Stroudsburg Tnmt, noon

Men's soccer slips, women's team soars
Women's soccer at Grand Valley, 1 p.m. Field Hockey at East Stroudsburg, 2 p.m. : Sports on the Radio Saturday 10/2, Football at Hillsdale College 1:30 p.m. "Countdown to Kickoff" pre-game show 2 p.m. Kickoff 88.5 and 104.9 WMCE and HurstT V (62/19B) The Mercyhurst women's team outscored opponents 15-3 in three matches to improve their overall record to 6-2 (3-0 GLIAC). The only blemish was a 3-2 double-overtime loss to nationally-ranked Slippery Rock Wednesday at Family First. Mercyhurst led 2-1 with under a minute to play in regulation but the Rock tied it at two and eventually won. The Lady Lakers rebounded Saturday in a Homecoming match against conference rival Northwood. Sophomore Jessica Krueger notched a hat trick against the Timberwolves on the way to a 7-1 victory. The Lady Lakers made it a perfect weekend with a 5-0 triumph over Northern Michigan behind Melissa Poliseno's first two collegiate goals. The men's team slid to 5-4-1 overall (1-0 GLIAC) after home losses to #25 West Virginia Wesleyan (3-1) Friday and #21 Charleston (2-1) Sunday. Mercyhurst plays Gannon Saturday at Family First in a "road" contest while the women travel to Lock Haven today.