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    Mark Ownes guide to
holiday survival -
page 4
The 4110
Wednesday, November 22,1989 Behrend's Weekly Newspaper Volume XXXVIII, No. 12
Snowman Under Construction
Caught in the act: Behrend students, Paula Ermol and
Tracey Edel build a small snowman on the steps in front of
Perry Hall.
Behrend seniors want
on-campus ceremony
Object to Warner commencement
by Lea Gotch
Collegian Staff Writer
At least two Behrend seniors
planning to graduate this spring
aren't pleased that commencement
ceremonies will be held off
campus. As a result, they have
started a petition to change those
The two seniors, Nan
Quatchak and Randy Eadie, hope
graduation ceremonies can be held
on campus and not at Erie's
downtown Warner Theater as is
presently planned.
In past years, ceremonies were
held in front of the library on the
grass. In case of rain, everything
had to be moved in to Erie Hall.
However, this year's senior
class is too large to fit into Erie
Hall, and therefore, if it rains,
graduation would have to take
place with half the senior class at
a time.
Quatchak feels that the
petition will be of interest to
anyone planning on graduating
from Behrend in coming years
because the change to Warner
Theater will remain in effect until
the new gymnasium is built. A
date for the completion of the
new gym is still indefinite.
Quatchak and Eadie urge
anyone that disagrees with the
idea of holding graduation in
Warner Theater, including
faculty, staff, and students, to
sign the petition.
Completion of rock
classics list
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photo by Julie Tibolla
Set for construction: Erie Hall will not be available for this spring's
commencement ceremonies due to construction planned there.
Student burns photos,
triggers late night
evacuation of Niagara
by Card Mandera
Collegian Staff Writer
Niagara Hall residents were
forced out of bed early Monday
morning when a fire alarm caused
the evacuation of the building.
According to Randy Hoffman,
Behrend's Manager of Police and
Safety, the alarm sounded at
1:50 am. The building was
evacuated and inspected. It was
determined that a student had
been burning photographs and
that the-alarm- was triggered- by
smoke from that fire. Students
were permitted back into the
building following the
Mike Lesher, a resident of
Niagara Hall, reported that
students were outside in the cold,
icy wind for about half an hour.
"Most students had coats or
jackets on," he said. "
was cold." -
The department administered
first aid to a student injured while
playing basketball on November
16. The incident occurred at
approximately 11:30 am, and the
student reported to the Office of
Police and Safety because the
compete in Slippery
Rock Tourney -
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Health Center was closed.
Records indicate that the student's
wound, a one-inch laceration on
his right eyelid, was checked,
cleaned, and re-bandaged by
department staff. The student was
sent to the Health Center when it
re-opened, and was transported
from there to an outside facility
for additional treatment.
Students were
permitted into the
building following
the inspection
On November 15, a resident
student reported receiving
harassing phone calls from a
known caller. According to
Hoffman, the student had
repeatedly asked the caller not to
call. The caller was informed that
campus police had been notified.
The calls have stopped and the
case is closed at this time. If
future calls are received, the case
will be re-opened and charges
may result.