VOL 33 XXXIV MOUNT SAINT MARY'S COLLEGE, LOS ANGELES, CA OCTOBER 1982 NO. 2 New Career Planning Center Open by Imelda Corpuz There is but one reason why room 202 of the Humanities Building is comfortably fur- nished with two off-white cushiony sofas, two lengthy bookshelves along the west walls of the room and black-gray carpeting. There is also a desk facing the entrance to the room. What had once been a dreary college classroom, because of its one-coloredness, where perhaps an oral presentation was given as to the kinds of horses that existed during America's revolution, is now the new loca- tion of the Career Planning Center. Its direc- tor, Michael Katakis, places great emphasis on the work "center" rather than "office" because it is a place for students to congregate and to discover from one another and from themselves — themselves and the world of career options open to college students. Use of the resources available in the center such as career books and pamphlets and statistical reports on the job market will help students come to terms with their profes- sional goals. It is Mr. Katakis' belief that i l.intication of a student's professional goals and clarification of the self form a large part of the time and effort (including the vast sum of money) spent at a lour year institution of higher learning 1 he internship program is .mother aspect ol Mr Katakis' philosophy behind the career center Internships link Mount Saint Man \ college and the communities of Los Angeles. Student interns are given the chance to put theory into practice In other words, interns an i.iken out of the Chalon campus setting and put onto the stage of work. More impor- tantly, internships become springboards to future employment. The center's first intern, Lillian Her nandez (senior, political science-history ma- jor) is interning with Congressman Anthony Beilenson in his Westwood office. There are also business internships with Lockheed, Goodson-Toddman Productions and ABC. The creation of the internships is due to the persistent public relations effort of Mr. Katakis. The center also provides information through the career newsletter which is available for everyone on both campuses. Mount Students Featured in Hospital Newsletter Pictured on the front page of the September issue of St. Vincent Medical Center's newsletter, LIFELINE, were Alina Rojas and Judith Francis, who participated respectively in the Center's 1981 and 1982 Nurse Technician Summer Program. This training program is designed for nursing students enrolled in an accredited RN pro- gram and allows them to work in direct pa- tient care and in the operating room. Alma, a native of Cuba, completed her B.S in nursing in 1981 at the Chalon cam- pus and is now a full-time employee at St. Vincent's. Judith, originally from Jamaica, is currentl) a student in Mount St. Man's \ A Nursing program at Dohem Aspiring Attorneys Invited to UCLA Pre-Law Conference Want to become an attorney? Information on how to achieve that goal will be offered at the Annual Pacific Pre-Law Conference scheduled Wednesday, November 10, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the James E. West Center, UCLA. Representatives of more than 50 law schools will be on hand to answer questions and distribute applications. Admis- sion is free to any student attending any Southern California college or university. The Pacific Pre-Law Conference is presented by a nationwide league of American Bar Association-approved law schools. The conference is the largest gather ing of law school representatives in the coun- try. Hosting the conference are the UCLA Placement and Career Planning Center and the UCLA Alumni Association. For further information, call Jan Malme at (213) 825-2981, ext. 255. -UCLA An Elegant Affair Have you ever dreamed about spending an elegant evening with a masked person of the opposite sex? This dream can become a reali- ty at the Fleur de Lis Ball. The Fleur de Lis is the fall formal for Mount St. Mary's College. The event is traditionally scheduled in October, and this year, it will be held on October 23. This gala event will be held at the Marina International Hotel. This is the first time it has taken place in Marina Del Rey. The theme for this year's Fleur is "A Grande Masquerade Ball" because it falls one week prior to Halloween. The attire will be formal and each guest will receive a mask. The evening will begin with cocktails at 7:00 p.m. and dinner is scheduled for 8:00. Dancing will follow from 9:00 to 1:00. Musical entertainment will be provided by Atlantis. It you would like to make your dream a reality, bids will go on sale Monday, October 4 until Friday, October 15. The price will be $46 per couple, which includes two masks, dinner and dancing. Hurry and buy your bids! There is only room for 60 couples. If you have questions concerning the Fleur de Lis, contact Karen Lariviere (B209 or box #271) or Janet Crawford (B222 or box #270). OCTOBER IS WE ARE THE MOUNT alcohol Editor's Note: This is the second in a series of editorials aimed at establishing an awareness and means of communica- tion between the administration, faculty, staff and student body. Ata hopes to encourage commuters to par- ticipate by interacting with resident students at mealtimes. The VIEW invited Ata Shafiyoon, Direc- tor of Food Services to be this month's guest contributor for ' 'We Are The Mount.' In a conversation with the VIEW Ata expressed his opinions on issues relating to his depart- ment and on the goals and strifes of his posi- tion. Ata sees the cafeteria as the main social ground for resident students, where they come not only to eat but to take a break and to escape from the pressures and anxieties of student life. Ata realizes the importance of having a pleasant atmosphere in which students can take time to relax and to enjoy themselves. By providing this clean and neat environment, Ata hopes to encourage com- muters to participate and to become a more integral member of the Mount community by interacting with the resident students at mealtimes. Ata has set a standard of excellence, not only in the atmosphere of the cafeteria, but also in its nutritional standards. Presently he is expanding his education about nutrition. In conjunction with Lisa Chang of Health Ser- vices, Ata is re-evaluating the entire menu and making changes based on nutritional guidelines. For example, students now have the option of a beef entree or a non-beef en- tree. In preparing the menu for an upcoming week, Ata consults a variety of charts, ar- ticles from nutritional journals and educa- tional pamphlets so that meals are nutritious and well balanced. A frequent complaint voiced by students is that meals are too high in calories. Ata ex- plains that the responsibility is left up to the students discretion as to what and how much to eat. Students must be more conscious of what they eat and how it will affect their diet. The choice between pound cake or a banana is the student's decision and not the respon- sibility of Food Service. An existing problem that could be easily solved is the amount of food being un consciously thrown into the garbage. Ata stresses that there is always plenty of food and students need not fill their plates to capacity the first time through the meal line. There is always the invitation to have seconds, thirds or even fourths It is irresponsible for an in dividual to dump food into the trash just because she was not conscious of the amount of food she alloted to herself. By wasting food, the cost rises, which affects the price resident students pay for board. The amount of missing silverware and china from the cafeteria has become a serious problem according to Ata. Granted, many students may just borrow a cup or plate, but every time this is done it is necessary to replace the missing item. This replacement of borrowed items directly affects the resident student by limiting the variety and quality of food or by an increase in room and board. Ata explains that a profit is not made off the resident student; profit is earned through outside events that use the hired services of the Food Service. The profit made from these events directly benefits the resident student by improving the variety and quality of the food. It is important to note that the problems of food service are not caused by any one group; all have at some time contributed to the pro- blem. An additional problem Ata must deal with is one of the non-paying guests. They help to increase prices and to lower the quality of the food. To help reduce this problem Food Ser- vice hopes to implement the use of a discount meal card for individuals who do not live on campus. Presently, faculty and ad- ministrators have the privilege to use a dis- count card, but students have yet to be ex- tended this same privilege. By the formation of a Food Committee, Ata hopes to implement change. The Food Committee is a group of students who voice the satisfactions and improvements needed by their classmates. At this time no such com- mittee exists. Ata urges students to join and to help improve the Food Services. If you are interested in working on the Food Commit- tee, contact Ata at his office. In respect to student attitudes, Ata ex- presses that the students are of an excellent calibre. "I have never seen a better quality of students than here at Mount St. Mary's" Ata said. Ata further stated "that without students, we are nothing." Ata assesses his standard of excellence by the satisfaction of the students and his continual pursuit of ex- cellence. Update On Food Service The Food Service working in conjunction with the Business Department and the VIEW will be offering a meal discount card for com- muter students. The discount card will enti- tle commuter students to a 25% reduction on all food and beverage in the cafeteria. It is available upon request in the Business Office. Atta hopes that this improvement will in spire students to participate on the Food Committee as it is important that students ac- tively pursue improvements for themselves. AWARENESS MONTH The Health Center. Health Advocates, and Resident Assistants are sponsoring Alcohol Awareness during the month of Oc- tober. They will be providing various speakers and discussion groups, and informa- tion to promote Alcohol Education among the MSMC community. Look for an- nouncements of times and locations of these events in the Student Bulletin. Being aware of alcohol and its effects starts with learning to drink responsibly. If you are going to drink, here are some ideas and ways to drink responsibly: 1. It takes the body about 1 hour to metabolize one drink (1 drink = 1 shot of liquor, 1 beer, or 5 oz. of wine) 2. Gulping drinks is dangerous and will intoxicate you more quickly than if you sip and enjoy your drink. 3. Don't drink on an empty stomach; try to eat while drinking. High protein foods significantly slow the absorption of alcohol. 4. Make plans beforehand so that so- meone sober will drive home. If the driver is not sober, ride with someone else. 5. Your mood and physical state can make you more susceptible to the ef- fects of alcohol. So, if you are tired or depressed, alcohol may have a greater impact on you. 6. Set limits on how many drinks you are going to have and stick to it. 7. Keep in mind that drinking should not be the primary focus of any activity. 8. Recognize another's right to drink or not to drink. 9. Seek help if you think you have a drinking problem. If you think so- meone else may have a problem en- courage him/her to seek help. Feel free to make an appointment in the Health Center with counselor Joyce Snyder MFCC or to talk with a Health Advocate or Resident Assistant about your concerns. Editor's Note: "Paris, Here I Come!" in the September issue of the View was written by Suzanne Weber. The View extends its apology for the omission of her name. Weber is presently studying in Paris for the semester. If you would like to write Weber her address is: Suzanne Weber c/o IES 77 rue Daguerre 75014 Pans France PROFILES ON CAMPUS By Imelda Corpus As part of the new feature columns appear- ing in the VIEW, the following interviews deal with one faculty member and one stu- dent member of the Mount community. The purpose of ' 'Profiles on Campus ' ' is to gel to know the persons interviewed on a personal level. The faculty member and stu- dent selected for this month 's issue are Michael Katakis and Ann Albertoni. MICHAEL KATAKIS In the last year, Michael Katakis' voice has been audible in the hallways any time of the day. His pink long-sleeve shirts and coughing Volkswagen have become common sights on campus. When he is not dodging students on his way to the Humanities Building or busily sharing his enthusiasm with others, Katakis, Director of the Career Planning Center, is hard at work. He has screened and created a network of internships for MSMC students and has built an atmosphere of soul-searching in his career-planning classes wherein he prods the students' minds as to why they favor one value over another, or, whv this career over that career. His favorite question has always been "why?". One of Katakis' goals at the college is to enable students to answer "why" questions because "if she can't articulate her ideas to others", a self-dialogue does not exist. In other words, "know thyself Katakis described himself as one who likes constant challenges, and the Mount allows him many. For example, he finds it a challenge to boost the morale on camus through teamwork between and among ad- ministration and students. It involves team- work to develop the attitude that the Mount, in spite of certain limitations, has many "positive possibilities" partially because in the past, some of the "positive possibilities" have become real and exist with us today. K.itakis' life has been a string of challenges. At sixteen, Michael Katakis left the south side of Chicago to become a musi- cian. As a result, he has traveled and per- formed at major music halls. As a young adult, his interest in politics was so intense that he did a great deal of research on the John F Kennedy assassination. He cam- paigned for Senator David Roberti and became a legislative assistant tor the senator. It was during this time that a visit to Mount Saint Man's College materialized. H( subsequentl) submitted a resume which J( s t ribed his educational background, in eluding a Bachelor of Arts in United States Histnr\ Irom Antioch University He was a participant in an educational management seminar at Harvard University and UC1 \ summer seminar at Cambridge University in England. He is presentlj working on his master's here at Mount Saint Man's Sometime in the future, he would like to sail to Australia alone, manage his own businesses and continue his involvement in politics. It has been a long way from the showroom of Carnegie Music Hall to the serene, Gothic atmosphere of the Mount. The young man whose smile extends from ear to ear on a boyish face, has only one message to Mount students; and this message, he emphatically points out, would be no different as to what he would say at a coed campus. "I urge every student to get involved in a positive way . . . apathy and indifference will get you nowhere." ANN ALBERTONI Ann Albertoni once went unnoticed and unheard of. However, now she is a senior nursing major whose dedication and hard work are felt by all. Any marked changes about her, she says, are as a result of her experiences here as a three- year member of Health Advocates, a four-year member of the Womens Leadership Program, a Pi Theta Mu member, a three- year S.O.S. participant (S.O.S. Director in 1981), as SNAC vice-president in 1981 and as business manager for this year's Cafe Maison and Yearbook (1981). "I've gotten a lot from the Mount because it is not only a place to receive a well-rounded education", but a place of vast opportunities for leadership, self-awareness and spiritual growth. The Mount is the starting point for everything." Ann's quick response over the bitter argu- ment that the Mount is a dead place in terms of social life is , "it is a matter of individual responsibility" — that beyond the boun- daries of Bundy drive there is a social life for everyone. A resident turned commuter, Ann is sen- sitive to the needs of commuters. She carries a deep concern for the safety of commuters in terms of the parking facilities provided for them here. Upon graduation in May of 1983, Ann will remain in the Los Angeles area and specialize in the nursing field, particularly in the area of intensive care. Community ser- vices are among her immediate priorities. Ann shares the feelings of many of her senior colleagues when she says "it is all fit- ting into place — it is all worth it." Her ad- vice to Mount students is related to her philosophy of life, "Take each moment as it comes and let God guide you through." Weekly Basketball Games Scheduled The ASB Recreation Committee invites all students to play basketball on Tuesday and Wednesday nights at the Barrington Recrea- tion Center. All participants are to meet behind the Chapel at 6:30 p.m. Commuters are encouraged to meet either at the Center or behind the Chapel. Three team applications for the three-on- three Basketball Championship (sponsored by Foot Locker) have been submitted already. The tournament games will be held during the months of October and November. The Recreation Committee will be announcing the results in the Student Bulletin. Good luck to the teams. Be watching for upcoming activities: . Camping Trip — November 5-7 Volleyball Game against Doheny. The Recreation Committee encourages commuters as well as residents, faculty, and staff to participate in all of the events. The events are planned for the students and par- ticipation is needed to make them successful. Recreation has formed sub-committees for sponsored events. For more information con- cerning a certain event, please contact the following people: Imelda Hunkm BASKETBALL Jacqueline Henry JAZZERCISE Ellen Kusiak JOGGING Denise Baumgartner JOGGING Rochelle Gentile PAR COURSE Kris Keller PAR COURSE Cynthia Barreda TENNIS TEAM Denise Baumgartner SKI CLUB Lorena Aguilar VOLLEYBALL For additional information contact Imelda Hunkin (5Q2 or box #268) or Gilma Chang (5CJ2 or box #200), or contact the ASB office. CAMPUS MINISTRY TO SPONSOR JOURNAL RETREAT Campus Ministry is sponsoring a Journal Retreat on October 29-31. at Sacred Heart Retreat Camp in Big Bear. The fee for the retreat is $35. It is open to all students, facul- ty and administrative staff. Sister Mary Patricia Sexton, Associate Professor Emeritus of English at Mount St. Mary's, will conduct the retreat. Besides teaching an occasional class at the college, Sister Mary Patricia leads IRA Progoff Inten sive Journal Workshops on the West Coast. This retreat is intended to help participants gain insight into their lives through journal writing. The retreat house has a capacity for 50-80 participants It you would like more information, contact the Campus Ministry Office on first floor Humanities or Ronnie O'Connell or Robin Brown in B227. "Almost Heaven" is Yearbook Theme The MSMC yearbook will have a fresh new approach under the direction of Daniel Moreno, yearbook editor. The task of presen- ing Mount St. Mary's in a yearbook is a year- long committment of perseverance and dedication. The theme for the yearbook, "Almost Heaven", is indicative of the goal Moreno and his staff have established. According to Moreno, "A yearbook is a historical document of what happened during the year. It is an account of the people and events at the Mount." He further em- phasizes that because it is a historical docu- ment it is essential to have candid photos pro- perly marked with names of the individuals so that students in 10 or 20 years can look back and have an accurate account of people at the Mount. When asked how he felt about being editor at a woman's liberal arts college and if it poses any problems for him Moreno respond- ed, "I classify people as people. I really don't think of people in terms of their sex. I believe that I can produce a yearbook that is reflec- tive of the Mount because of the friendships I have established on campus and because of my sense of belonging to the Mount com- munity." Moreno is a sophomore nursing student. He was a member of his high school year- book staff before becoming the editor at Cant- well High School. The yearbook will be on sale starting the last week of October. JOIN THE MUN EXPERIENCE What is the National Model United Nations conference? An exciting alternative to traditional means of education, the National MUN Con- ference offers a practical education about the United Nations. By simulating the activities of a UN body, student participants assume the roles of diplomatic representatives to the UN and consider items from the UN system's vast agenda. Students gain greater understanding of global issues and the complexities of the in- ternational system through five days of simulated UN sessions at the actual UN building in New York. Over 1200 college students from the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico attend the Conference every year. In addition to learning about the cultures, policies and countries they represent, students also learn about the world as a whole. Through their preparation for the Conference students are also motivated to sharpen a variety of personal technical skills, such as public speaking and persuasive writing. Perhaps most important, the Model UN process forces a student to learn the precious skills of compromise, caucusing and consensus. NOT TO BE FORGOTTEN is the fact the NMUN is held in one of the most fascinating cities in the country -- NEW YORK. Delegates will have ample time to ex- perience sights and sounds of the Big Apple. Last but not least, students will have the op- portunity to meet over 1200 students from colleges across the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico. For further information, contact Eva Nicasio at Student Development. ASB CALENDAR OF EVENTS Lillian Hernandez explains to Mary Williams the joys of being a member of NMUN. Editor Elizabeth Coyne Staff Ana Sandino, Rose Bautista, Tina Richardson, Imelda Corpuz, Patty Corrales, Lillian Hernandez, Kay Erdwin, Anthea Ip Contributors Anita Kovacic, Deborah Freiman, Lisa Kirchen, Imelda Hunkin, Gilma Chang, Janet Crawford, Karen Lariviere, Eva Nicasio, Ronnie O'Connell, Robin Brown, Maria Enderle, Lenor Ramirez, Sr. Joseph Adele Photographs by Rose Bautista, Ana Sandino Typists Anthea Ip, Rose Bautista, Eva Nicasio Business Manager Patty Corrales Advisor Mary Daily THE VIEW is the official student newspaper of Mount St. Mary's College. The opi- nions expressed are not necessarily those of the college or the newspaper. Contribu- tions are welcome. OCTOBER Sun. 17 Sat. 23 Fri. 29-31 Wed. 27 Wed. 27 NOVEMBE Nov. 8 Nov. 14 Nov. 18 FOUNDERS DAY THE FLEUR DE LIS Sponsored by: Social Committee Place: Marina International Hotel Time: 7:00 pm-l:00 am Band: ATLANTIS FALL BIG BEAR ALL COLLEGE RETREAT Sponsored by: Campus Ministry Cost: $35 (Journal Retreat) Alcohol Awareness Day Commuter Halloween Party INTERNATIONAL GOURMAND SERIES #1 Japanese Cooking Place: CASA Time: 6:00 p.m. Cost: $3 per person Sign up on Academic/Cultural board (2nd floor Humanities) LITTLE RIVER BAND Sponsored by: Academic/ Cultural Place: Universal Ampi- theater Sign up on Academic/ Cultural board (2nd floor Humanities) THEATER NIGHT— THE TWELFTH NIGHT Sponsored by: Academic/ Cultural and the Round Table Place: The Globe Sign up on the Round Table board (4th floor Humanities) THANKSGIVING CELEBRATION Sponsored by: Campus Ministry Place: Campus Center Time: 2:00-5:00 p.m. Music Department Calendar Oct. 17 Organ recital by Ernst-Ulrich von Kameke in Mary's Chapel at 3 p.m. Herr von Kameke will play a series of works by J.S. Bach called "Clavierubung" on the Tracker organ of Dr. David Britton (Artist- in-Residence here at the Mount). Oct. 28 Choral concert at St. John's Seminary, Camarillo. The Mount Singers, Mount Chorus, and St. Phillip's Church Choir will perform a varied program under the direc- tion of Frank Brownstead. After the concert, Compline (Night Prayer) will be recited with musfc Oct. 29 Vocal arts concert by Kenneth Knight in the Pompeian Room at the Mount's Doheny Campus. Mr. Knight will perform the entire song- cycle "Winterrei.se" (Winter Journey) by Schubert For further information, contact Sr. Teresita or Sr. Maura Jean in the Music Department. Nov. 22 Ob n/ t Archives MSMG i ~i VOL. XXXIII & MOUNT ST. MARY'S COLLEGE, LOS ANGELES, CA NO. 3 OUTSTANDING ALUMNA AWARD PRESENTED The Alumnae Association has presented Annual Outstanding Alumna Award. The Alumnae Executive Board initiated this award in 1980 to seek and recognize those alumnae whose actions exemplih ,i strong commitment to moral values, spiritual growth and service to others The hoard established the following criteria (or the award: The recipient should have demon- st rated leadership and service to others. Her actions should have given support to the ideals ol the college and positively extended the image of the college and its ideals This year a committee of eight alumnae, representing a wide span of graduating i lasses, selected today's recipient from a field of 21 nominees The woman honored this vear is Dr. I u< \ M. Cohen. Class of l^r, Cohen earned her bachelor's degree in sociology from Mount St Mary's Colic g. in 1956 She received her Master's degree m sorial work from Catholic Universit) in 1958 and her Ph D in anthropology from Catholic Universit) in 1966 She became an assistant professor at Catholic Universit) m Washington DC. in I'-Um-, and is now a full professor then- Cohen's professional responsibilities and interests reflect her concern lor the well be- ing "i the individual and society She has been a member ol several committees ol the National Institute ol Child and Human opment and the National Instit; Mental Health. Now she is a member of the Criminal and Violent Behavior Review Com- mittee Subcommittee on Sexual Assault. Cohen has received numerous research awards — among them a National Endow- ment for the Humanities. Recently, the Na- tional Institute for Mental Health awarded her a training grant to begin a graduate pro- gram in applied anthropology and mental health tor Latinos. Cohen volunteers her professional services extensively, giving generously of her profes- sional expertise to others. She is co-founder of the Walk-in Medical Clinic at the Spanish Catholic Center in Washington, DC. The center otters medical and legal assistance to the Latino community ol the city. Cohen's determination to serve the world community of the Church is evidenced by her efforts to promote peace and justice. She is an Advisor) Board member for the Committee on Social Development and World Peace at the U.S. Catholic Conference in Washington D.C. Cohen also serves .is an Alternate Observer tor the Hoi) See to the Organiza tion of American States tor the Interamerican Commission on Women. Cohen has remained close to Mount St. Mary's College even though her home is mam miles awa\ She hosts Mount faculty visiting Washington and recent!) planned a reception lor Sister Magdalen and alumnae in the Washington area Cohen's name will be inscribed on a plaque which will be displayed at the College '83 GRAD SPEAKER INVITED By Lillian Hernandez Shirley Mount Hufstedler, former Secretary of Education and federal appellate judge, has been invited to serve as the speaker for the 1983 graduation ceremony. Hufstedler was originally contacted about speaking at the 1982 graduation. She was not able to attend but expressed an interest in Mount St. Mary's College, so an invitation was issued for the 1983 ceremony. The President's office does not expect to receive a confirmation until sometime in January. The senior class officers have submitted a list of alternate choices to Sister Magdalen in case Hufstedler is unable to accept the invitation. Hufstedler has had a distinguished career. She earned a bachelor's degree in business administration in 2-1/2 years from the University of New Mexico. She considered entering medical school but decided to attend law school at Stanford University where she was on the staff of the Stanford Law Review and graduated tenth in her class. After practicing general civil law in Los Angeles for ten years, Hufstedler was ap- pointed to the Los Angeles County Superior Court. In 1966 Governor Pat Brown ap- pointed her to the California State court of Appeals for the Second District. Two years later President Lyndon Johnson appointed her to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. At the time she was the only female on the federal appellate bench. During her time on the bench, Hufstedler established a record of sensitivity to minority needs combined with a civil libertarian spirit. Her judicial opinions are highly regarded throughout the legal community In 1979, President Carter selected Hufstedler to serve as the first secretary of the newly created Department of Education. Following Carter's defeat in 1980 Hufstedler returned to private practice. Dr. Cheryl Mabey, Dean of Student Development and a graduate of Loyola Law School, remembers Hufstedler as the role model for herself and other women while at- tending law school because of the remarkable s she achieved in the traditionally male judicial arena. Hufstedler has combined a demanding career with marriage and a (ami Iv WE ARE THE MOUNT Editor's Note: This is the third in a series of editorials aimed at establishing an awareness and means of communication bet- ween the administration, faculty, staff and student body. Money, Money, Money and more Money!!! That's the name of the game in the Office of Resource Development. A private college, such as the Mount, derives its income from tuition and fees, private gifts and grants from individuals, cor- porations and foundations, and from govern- ment grants. And, because sixty-seven per- cent of our students receive financial assistance to attend a private college, the primary focus of Resource Development has been to replace diminishing government stu- dent aid funds with funds from private sources, to off-set the short-fall. Generally, tuition and fees account for 52% to 55% of income, government grants for about 12% to 15% and the remaining must be obtained from private funding sources . . . that is the function of the office of Resource Development. The Office of Resource Development, as it is now known, began six years ago. From that modest beginning in early 19/6 when we raised, with the aid of the Alumnae Association, $409,780.00 to the present, with the same staff, we raised in 1981, $2,040,981.00 ... an increase of 398% in six years. Raising funds for student aid is not the only thing we do. We also secure funding for buildings, programs, projects, equipment, repairs, renovation and other needs of the College. Determining the need is the beginn ing of the process: a clear statement of need accompanied by a valid budget provides the elements our office needs to move into the next step, research. Extensive research is directed to the location of potential funding sources, be they individuals, corporations or foundations. Some, more than others, may be inclined to give to a small, private Catholic College, primarily for women, in Southern California. Also, some, more than others, will have a greater capacity to respond favorably to a request for an amount that would meet the stated need. Following the identification of potential donors, the process of cultivation begins: the development of a ra- tional, timely, reasonable approach with a cogent, concise, and credible appeal. Following the successful appeal and obtain- ing of a grant, for whatever need, there is the acknowledgement of the gift and reporting on the utilization of the funds. In the case of stu- dent financial aid, "thank you" letters from student recipients to funding sources are tru- ly rewarding! These friendly gestures go a long way toward sustaining productive rap- port with generous funding sources. Other functions of the Resource Develop- ment Office include the coordination of special events and the activities of the Regents Council, including their annual Founders Anniversary Ball. We also host each year two special dinners for major donors, as guests of the College President, to express our gratitude for their support. In ad- dition, we maintain liaison with our legislators in Sacramento and Washington D.C. to assure that our knowledge of pending legislation is timely and accurate as it pertains to private, post-secondary institutions such as Mount St. Mary's. Raising funds for Mount St. Mary's Col- lege is truly gratifying. We work with the finest, most dedicated staff and faculty, and the most deserving and appreciative students of any campus. We would prefer to be closer to the students, the faculty and the staff, but the very nature of our business mandates we deal primarily with external publics, therefore we spend much of our time off cam- pus. You have an open invitation to come by and visit us at any time. Our office is directly across the hall from the Business Office. And for the young woman who is still "undecided" about her future career, take a look at Resource Development. Fund-raising is becoming big business. More and more young women are moving into the field because of the enormous opportunities for growth. You meet the nicest people — peo- ple of means, people with compassion, people with a high level of sensitivity to the needs of others and the ability to do something about it. Robert S. Geissinger Director, Resource Development IN SEARCH OF A SCHOOL MASCOT by Mary Cruz One day an interesting subject was con- sidered by a few people ordering school shirts in the bookstore. Does Mt. St. Mary's have a mascot? Furthermore, if the Mount does have a mascot, then who retains this information? It is quite obvious that this small quaint college has no football team, or in fact, no major sport team to carry a school mascot. But as an energetic college community, why can't we have a mascot? If any person can satisfy this curiosity with the correct information, please reveal yourself. On the other hand, if the Mount does m>t .i mascot, suggestions are greath .tp predated. Ideas and sketches can be forward ed to Imelda Hunkin or Mary Cru/ tin the mailroom or Bookstore before November 19. Be sure to include name, room and box number. As an ini( ntivi . the Bookstore will offer a HO Gift Certificate to the design selected. COLLEGE STUDENTS CONTEND FOR $1,000 HOUSING ESSAY WASHINGTON, October 4 - - As part of an ongoing program to raise awareness of current housing issues on the nation's col- lege campuses, Fred Napolitano, president of the National Association of Home Builders, today announced a national essay contest for college students. "More than any other group of Americans," Napolitano said, "today's col- lege students have the most to lose if national priorities are not set to reverse a serious ero- sion in housing opportunities for the young." Napolitano said he hoped the contest would elicit from students their ideas about the kind of housing they would like to find after graduation and the trade-offs they would be willing to accept in order to make housing more affordable. Students entering the contest are asked to describe in 500-1,000 words: "What do you expect in terms of location, densitv. design and financing in tomorrow's homes and how will these affect your lifestyle." Napolitano said that although builders were already constructing less expensive townhouses, duplexes and walk-up con- dominiums to reduce housing costs, they welcomed new ideas and suggestions from members of the community who would be looking for affordable, yet dynamic housing alternatives in the next few years. The first-place winner of the essay contest will receive $1,000 and a trip to Washington. Second and third place winners will receive $750 and $500 respectively. To be eligible, entries must be from registered full-time college students and received no later than November 30, 1982 by the National Association of Home Builders, Public Affairs/Student Program. 15th & M Streets, N.W., Washington. DC. 20005. Winners will be selected by an independent panel of judges and notified during the last week in December. All essays become the property of NAHB For a copy of the contest guide lines see Elizabeth Covne. United Way Month Once again it is November and with it comes turkey and the annual United Way Campaign! Each year the college designates one month as United Way Month. During this time we encourage all faculty, acf ministration and students to donate to this very worthy cause. Not only does tins organization benefit the Cancer Society, City of nope, Heart Association and Red ' etc. it also supports neighborhood and com- mumt\ services. Statistics show that one of every three people in the community has been touched by the United Way. What a nicer way is there to celebrate the spirit of Thanksgiving by sharing a little of what we have with the needy. This year's j>oal is based not onl\ nn the amount of money but also on the number of donors. Our student goal is set at $ ^5n it. im 240 donors. You may turn your donations into th( ASB office on the 2nd floor Humanities or contact your floor representative in the dorms WEBER REPORTS FROM PARIS by Suzanne Weber After travelling 101/2 hours and lugging 200 pounds of luggage, or 5 months' worth of necessities, I arrive at Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris. I am actually here! Ex hausted from the trip, I decide to take a taxi to the Institute for European Studies. Driving through the city, I caught a glimpse of La Tour Eiffel, Le Louvre Museum and Notre Dame. It was so neat seeing the things that you always read about. Finally, I arrive at my school. It is a pretty remarkable thing because everything you read about the French as drivers is TRUE! They drive so fast and so haphazardously that I was tense and nervous the whole time. I was relieved when we got there safe and sound. Just as I was getting my things out of the cab, Madame Rousseau, one of the directors, came running out of the building, gave the cab an address, handed me an envelope and told me to put myself and the luggage back in the cab because the driver was going to take me to my residence. "You want me to get back in there?" Though fearing for my life, I did what she asked because I was so tired and just wanted to see a bed where I could sleep for a year. During this ride, I saw more of the city. I saw the Champs-Elycees, which is a very famous street on which all the designers have their shops. I'll have to check that par ticular street out when I have a little more time. When I was talking about the French drivers, that was before we drove around L'Arc de Triomphe. I had to close my eyes because there are no stop lights, no lanes, no police officers directing traffic and no turn signals. It was basically everyone go wherever they want, just don't get in anyone else's way. Finally I arrived at my home in Neuilly, just outside Paris, for the next 5 months. If you look down the street, you can clearly see the Arc de Triomphe History right at my doorstep. After meeting and getting acquainted with both my roomate and my landlady, we sat down to a typical French dinner. We have the main course first which was Croque Mon- sieur (kind of a grilled ham and cheese sand- wich), and fresh French bread. That was followed by salad and bread, about 5 different types of cheese, more bread, and then for dessert, creme au chocolat and cookies. All of i his was complimented by lots of wine. I think I'm going to like it here. The next day was the first day or orienta- tion at the Institute. It was interesting meeting different people from all over the United States. Everytime I told someone that 1 was from Los Angeles. California, the) would ask me it I was a Val (Valley Girl |!, il I surfed, il il ever rams m Southern California, and if I knew Joe Shmoe in San Francisco. (Everyone thinks LA and SF are within ,i couple of hours In order to get anywhere m Pans, it is necessary to take the subway or Le Metro. It is i \tremely fast, easy, and efficient and can fit you wherever you want to go in tht- citj JnfortunateU. Le Metro stops running at 1 00 am ever) niyht. so ii vou're a person that likes to go init at nitht. like me. you have to watch your watch to make sim you can catch I e Mi tro home. Since Pans is the capital of France and there are so manv political events happening in the world today, you see many political demonstrations. In fact, one of my American friends was coming out of MacDonalds and walked into an Anti-American demonstra- tion. Those are the times where you don't speak any English and learn French very quickly. It really isn't bad for Americans because most of the demonstrations have to do with the Beruit situation, so there is more hostility toward anything Middle Eastern. All of the Middle Eastern businesses have at least 4 police officers nearby in case of any sign of trouble. To the French, life goes on as usual; they don't pay much attention to the Middle Eastern demonstrators. This month has been very exciting. Paris is a beautiful city with so many things to offer. While I'm here, I intend to take Full advan- tage of them . . . this is just the beginning. Music Ministry Explained By Kay Erdumn I am often asked what my major is. This is a common enough question, I know. However, when I answer "music ministry", I typically get one of two reactions: "Huh? What's that?" or "What in the world are you going to do with a degree in that?" I would like to respond to these two reactions. First, what is music ministry? It is the role that a person takes within a religious service wherein the' person serves the congregation through music. It seems odd to use the verb "to serve" in this context, but that is what the word "minister" means. So how does one serve through music? Why is it necessary to do so? Within a worship-ritual such as the Roman Catholic Mass, people come together in order to remember, or to hear anew, the words and actions of God in their lives. Their gathering also provides the opportunity to respond to that remembrance by thanksgiving and/or sacrifice. This two-way interaction between deity and worshippers can be called proclamation (God's word to people) and response (of the people to God). Music is suitable to both directions of this communication. It adds meaning to words, and it stirs the heart in a way words alone cannot. Also, music enhances the ritual event. What celebration is complete without music? If we spoke the words of the birthdav song, would they convey the same joy and well-wishing? Music, then, is important to a religious service. However, instead of being the object of the gathering, as in a concert, the music serves as the medium through which proclamation- response can occur, and through which greater glory is given to God. The role of the music minister is to use music to facilitate the dialogue. There are therefore many aspects that he or she must consider before choosing and using music for the ritual. The primary concern is that adherence to the proclamation-response dynamic be the criterion for in- cluding a piece of music within the ritual. That is, the music must make sense within the ritual, not just be included because it is beautiful (although certainly all music used in a worship service must be beautiful; how could God be given any less?), or because the rubrics of the ritual say that music is to be inserted at this point. Secondly, since the music minister is serving the congregation, he or she must choose music in a style, with a text, and of a certain level of difficulty that the congregation can use to com- municate to God and to each other. If some music is to be created by only a few people for the congregation's benefit, then again the peoples' age, culture, level of education, etc., must be considered in choosing a piece, so that they can best understand the message being offered. For example, one would not normally use an obscure Latin motet in a children's liturgy. It would frustrate their desire for communication, not fulfill it. The music minister, then, must have specific knowledge of both the worship ritual wherein he or she is working, and of music. First and foremost, the music minister must recognize his or her role as servant rather than performer. Most people within a congregation do not have expertise in either of the two areas. A specially-trained person, knowledgeable in both areas, is needed. This is why a degree in music ministry exists — to have beautiful music that makes sense within the service, the work of a music minister, is essential. Fortunately, most churches in the major Christian traditions recognize the need for competent music ministers, and hire them into paid positions. There is a job market for those of us in the music ministry program, and it is growing rapidly as more peo- ple become aware of the need. Those who react to my saying my major is music ministry in the two ways I mentioned miyht now say, "I understand now what a music minister does and that the role is needed in church services But why spend your life in a church if you're talented at music? Why don't you get into the rock industry? There's so much more money involved there than in a church. Or why not even join some symphony orchestra, if you like classical music better? No one ever hears about church musicians'" I would like to remind those who have asked me these questions that J.S. Bach spent most of his life as a music minister (although they were not called that in his day). Although he was never "rich and famous" during his life, I would hesitate to say that his name slipped into the oblivion of dust-dry music history journals! However, this is hardly the point Why does anyone choose to serve rather than to become renowned in a field, or to become wealthy (although the two occupations are by no means exclusive)? Why does a nurse put up with emotional stress and overwork just to work with the sick, injured, or even dving people? Surely not just for the money, although 1 understand that a nurse's salary is decent. No, it is i ertainlj because ol a vision of something more than wealth and fame, a vision of the personal fulfillment that is brought about by a life of service. For myself, I can onlj saj this usion is mv reason for choosing a career in music ministry A laith lives in me that compels me to serve others to the best of my abilitv as a way of life. Music ministry is an area wherein I can act on that faith You're Never Too Old by Ming Paulfrey Many ambitious women, twenty-five and older, are returning to college each year. These women are no longer content with the stereotype roles of retirement from an un- challenging career, nor are they receiving complete satisfaction from domesticity. One such woman is Lorraine McCall. After spending several years rearing a family of five, Lorraine decided to return to college to complete her education. She says, "It s not a courageous act to return to college, but it is rewarding if you can see it through. It takes determination, perserverance, and a belief in yourself that you can do it." Lorraine receives much support from her family and friends. Periodically, she must give a progress report of her grades to her family. She says, "My son, Greg, a professor at UCLA, is a constant encouragement. He aided me in the selection of the college of my choice." Presently, Lorraine is enrolled in the B.A. program at Mount St. Mary's college, Chalon campus. She is an English major and is in her junior year. In an interview with Lorraine, she revealed a desire to graduate from college at the same time as one of her children. So in December 1982, Lorraine and her youngest daughter, Colleen, will graduate from their respective colleges. (MSMC & UCLA) Sister Catherine Theresa, Director of In- stitutional Research, is a member of the MSMC faculty. She provided a reporter from The View with a government report reveal- ing the figures for enrollment of non- traditional students (students over the age of seventeen). They are as follows: 1980 to 1981, 15%; 1981 to 1982, 20%; and 1982 to 1983, 23%. When Sister Catherine Therese was asked to evaluate the increased enrollment level of non-traditional students, she commented, "The Mount has had older students for a good many years due to its nursing program, but the percentage of enrollment has further increased due to the number of women that are going into other programs." There are numerous fields available to women today. I for one, am a flight attendant for Continental Airlines. I have been in this profession for approximately thirteen years, but one day I realized a need for further fulfill ment. After a careful re-evaluation of my life, I decided upon a few goals. One is to return to college, and the other is to become an an- chorwoman. I will succeed at both! FOCUS ON WOMEN'S HEALTH Throughout the month of November the Health Services Office and the Health Ad- vocates will be focusing on concerns specific to women's health. Every Monday and Wednesday at noon an information center will be set up in the circle providing special information on personal hygiene, physical ex- am procedures, infectious illnesses, critical ts pertaining to the use of various health products and much more regarding everyday health concerns. In addition, the Health Services physician will be performing annual pap smears at a reduced rate. So come by and visit Health Services and find out all you can about health concerns you may have. "WELCOME ABOARD" BROCHURE AIDS NEW RTD BUS RIDERS Everything a new bus rider needs to know about public transportation in Los Angeles is explained in "Welcome Aboard," a colorful free brochure published by RTD. The nation's largest all bus transit agency offers an array of services. Among those discussed in "Welcome Aboard" are: • RTD 's local and freeway express bus service on 220 regular routes throughout the Greater Los Angeles area. • Special shuttle bus service for shop- pers and others in downtown Los Angeles and Westwood. • RTD's BEEP (Bus Express Employee Program) serving the El Segundo Employment Center. • Private subscription service for com- muters living in the suburbs and working in downtown Los Angeles. • RTD service to such attractions as Disneyland, Knott's Berry Farm, the Tournament of Roses Parade, Hollywood Bowl, racetracks and Southland beaches. "Welcome Aboard" tells newcomers how to catch the right bus bound for their destina- tion, and also describes the District's diverse bus fleet that includes vehicles ranging from mini buses to double-deckers and articulated buses that fold in the middle. There are helpful hints on purchasing con- venient RTD monthly passes and fare tickets. "Welcome Aboard" also explains how to easily obtain RTD service information. STILL OF THE NIGHT Offers Romance, Suspense STILL OF THE NIGHT, a contemporary romantic thriller starring Roy Scheider and Meryl Streep, will open for an exclusive engagement in Los Angeles on Friday, November 19th and in surrounding areas on Friday, December 17th. Set amid the fascinating world of auction galleries, STILL OF THE NIGHT was writ- ten and directed by Robert Benton and pro- duced by Arlene Donavon. The spine- tingling drama tells the story of a psychiatrist who faces the frightening possibility that the woman with whom he has fallen in love is a murderess twice over. STILL OF THE NIGHT marks a reunion for director Benton and cinematographer Nestor Almendros, who did the photography chores on "Kramer Vs. Kramer" and who won the 1978 Oscar for his work on "Days ot Heaven". THE fenesCsv FESTIVAL THE IONESCO FESTIVAL IN HOLLYWOOD "EXERCICES DE CONVERSATION ET DE DICTION POUR LES ETUDIANTS AMERICAINS" by Eugene IONESCO in French, directed by Richard PAGANO and Jean CANESSA November: from Monday through Wednesday at 8:00 P.M. per seat: $10 Students with card: $7.50 Group prices available For reservations: (213) 465-1010 (213)463-5356 "Pure and Supreme Entertainment" That's the critical praise Los Angeles theater critic Sylvie Drake expressed about Gretchen Cryer and the hit musical I'M GETTING MY ACT TOGETHER AND TAKING IT ON THE ROAD, currently running until January 2nd at the new Cabaret at the Aquarius in Hollywood. As a special bonus to over 21 college students in the Southland, Student Rush tickets are available on a first-come basis one half hour before each performance at the box office window at 6230 Sunset Boulevard. Hollywood. General admission prices range from $17.50 to $19.50. The special dis- counted Student Rush price is just $12.50. PLEASE NOTE: Because alcoholic beverages are served at the cabaret tables in- side the theater during performances, patrons must be twenty-one years of age or older. To qualify for Student Rush tickets, students are required to present a valid student I.D. and a California Driver's license as proof of age. Advent Mass Scheduled The traditional A.S.B. Advent Mass is focus- ing this year on the theme of "Here we are Lord, Let your light shine through us." The mass will be Saturday, December 4 at I midnight THE VIEW Editor Elizabeth Coyne Staff Ana Sandino, Rose Bautista, Imelda Corpez, Patty Corrales, Lillian Hernan dez , Kay Erdwm, Anthea Ip, Evelyn Perez, Ming Paulfrey Contributors Anita Kovacic, Deborah Freiman, Lisa Kirchen, Imelda Hunkin, Gilma Chang. Eva Nicasio. Tara Lashley, Lisa Gigliotti Photographs by Rose Bautista, Ana Sandino, Diane Krummer Typists Anthea Ip, Rose Bautista. Eva Nicasio Business Manager Patty Corrales Advisor Mary Daily THE VIEW is the official student newspaper of Mount St. Mary's College. The opi- nions expressed are not necessarily those of the college or the newspaper. Contnbu tions are welcome. PROFILES ON CAMPUS Betty Madani Batool Madani, better known as Betty, has been chosen for this month's "Profiles on Campus." Betty is a staff member of Mount Saint Man 's lood services and is one of those who aid in making many of the college's re eptions a success. It is she who does some of the fancy artwork on the food items Betty first began working at the Mount in the sisters' dining room. Upon Ata's re- quest, Betty then worked in the main dinmt; room to serve resident students. It was this move that prompted Betty to refine her knowledge and use of the English language. For many mornings thereafter, she labored through grammar texts and today speaks English as comfortably as her native language — Farsi. Betty came to the United States from Iran on the account of her familv. All Eve of her children have studied here. Her youngest son is a college sophomore with a pre-med major. Today. Bett\ lives with her husband, son and daughter in West Los Angeles. Betty's Iranian background is as rich as Persia's past. She comes from the city of Isfahan which is located two hundred miles south of Teheran. It is known as the "Paris ol the Middle East" because of it's many charming and decorative mosques dating back to the time w hen Isfahan was the capital ol the Persian Empire under Shah Abbas I Ii was in this city, then, that Betty and her family led a pleasant life Betty's family life today encompasses not onl) her husband, sons anil daughter but also the Mount Community. Her message to the students here is to fulfill oneself to the fullest m order to be able to give more of oneself to sot let \ Lillian Hernandez M.un ol us at Mount Si Mary's < ollegi have gotten to know [ illian Hernandez her pleasant voice, her witt) sense ol humor, her read) smile and smart pleasing looks She is a senior with a political science and histor) ma jor Hernandez's activities, Kuh past and pre sent, are long and impressive She has been a participant in the Women's leadership pro gram lor lour consecutive years and is presentl) conducting leadership seminars lor high school students as part ol the program In the spring ol 1981 and 1982 she served as head delegate tor Model United Nations "It was quite a crazj ordeal m 1981 because ol the tire that broke out at the hotel where wen staying we ended up at Madison Square Garden to wail lor information aboul our lodging, our belongings and the con- ference itself." For her internship, Hernandez works for Congressman Anthony Beilenson in Westwood, she says. "It's made politics come alive . . . the harsh realities of the pre- sent conditions such as unemployment become clearer to me as I go about helping constituents." As an intern, Lillian is assign- ed cases in the areas of social security for ex- ample. Part of the process involves making contacts with government agencies in Washington DC: Capitol Hill in particular. Hernandez's philosophy on life is to simply enjoy it - "Do what you can and enjoy." collegiate crossword 1 2 3 , m 6 7 8 1 ■I 10 11 \2 13 14 r 16 18 ■ 19 ■■■ ■ 22 II 24 26 ■ 27 _■ 28 w 31 w " 34 35 136 ■ " ■ ■■ 39 II ■■■ 9 45 47 -d Ji 48 49 51 52 © Fi ■■ ilius Co ■ legiate CW7" r^T — ' ACROSS 1 Movie mogul Marcus 5 Heroic tale 9 Song syllable 12 The state of being undamaged 15 Pal 16 Its capital is Dacca 17 Nobel chemist 18 The art of putting on plays 19 Pearson and Maddox 21 Vegas 22 Drink to excess 23 Hiss 26 Italian painter 27 Screenwriter Anita 28 Devilishly sly 31 Decline 32 Devices for refining flour 33 Teachers organi- zation 34 Shore protectors (2 wds.) 36 Machine part 37 Type of music 38 Doesn't eat 39 The Sunflower State 40 Part of APB, to police 41 Ail-too common excuse (2 wds. ) 43 Short opera soio 47 Grotto 48 Part of the hand 50 Made do 51 Prevents 52 Alte 53 U.S. caricaturist 54 Farm storage place DOWN foes 1 Conservatives for short 2 Go length (ramble) 3 Famous volcano 4 Moves jerkily 5 Hollywood populace 6 Sheriff Taylor 7 "Golly" 8 as an eel 9 Size of some want-ads (2 wds. ) 10 Regretful one 11 Vanderbilt and Lowell 13 Acquit 14 "The Lord is My 15 Veal — 20 Extends across 22 Turkic tribesmen 23 Mr. Guinness 24 Spanish for wolf 25 Retrace (3 wds.) 26 Disproof 28 Ends, as a broadcast (2 wds.) 29 Like Felix Unger 30 Head inventory 32 Hurt or cheated 35 Glided 36 Lead minerals 38 Coquette 40 Take (pause) 41 Finished a cake 42 Football trick 43 "Rock of " 44 Anklebones 45 Work with soil 46 Too 49 New Deal organi- zation Be a Joiner! Keep in Shape! by Anna Sandino Kris Keller and Rochelle Gentile designed a program of physical education using the parcourse, which has been designed to strengthen every part of your body. It is called parcourse because it has three levels: sport level, championship level, and competition level. In general, the parcourse is a circuit training program that has 18 sta- tions. Stations one and four by the Chapel are basically stretching and warming up areas. The next two stations in front of Rossiter Building are a combination of stretching and cardiovascular conditioning. In between each station there is room for you to do car- diovascular exercise, such as running or jum- ping jacks. The parcourse has something for everybody. It can be used by beginners as well as pros. Kris and Rochelle encourage everyone to use the parcourse. They meet Tuesday morn- ings from 7:45 to 8:30 and Thursday after- noons from 4:30 to 5:30 and are happy to show people around. They also do individual fitness evaluations, which includes blood pressure, resting heart rate, active heart rate, flexibility, muscle endurance, and muscular strength. They can tell what your ideal body weight should be, fat percentage, and help you to reach a realistic goal. "It is very important to take care of your body. Mount St. Mary's College cares not only for your mind, and spirituality, but they also care about your physical well being," Rochelle said. If you would like to find out more about the parcourse, come to Health Services on first floor Humanities. There you can find in- formation concerning the parcourse, fitness evaluation, nutrition, diet and much more. You can also arrange an appointment for a fitness evaluation. Fitness evaluations will be reviewed and revised the first Monday and the third Friday of every month. You can get your personal workcard to keep track of how you're doing on the individual station in the parcourse. The Black Student's Union at Mount St. Mary's College by Evelyn Perez The Black Student Union (BSU) is a relatively new organization at the Mount. Beginning its first full year this fall, the BSU was initiated in December, 1981. Their pur- pose is to make people aware of the richness and diversity of the black culture. Members of BSU consider their club special. President of the BSU, Shelli Amber Weeks, affirms, "This is not just another social club. Our activities are for the benefit of everyone at the Mount and not just the black community We hope to provide a lear- ning experience. ' ' She also added that BSU is open to everyone on campus and encourages new membership. There are two major goals at the heart of BSU. The primary one is to establish themselves and their identity. Current stereotypes still prevail in the attitude towards black culture clubs, according to Shelli, Members chafe at the idea that many consider BSU as another black militant group echoing radical statements. This isn't the case at the Mount. BSU hopes to provide members with a sense of belonging and ex- posure to the contributions of blacks, past and present. BSU and Shelli hope to continue improving their image. Some people have never been exposed to the variety of black cultures. I've talked to people who have never even heard of Martin Luther King In an effort to remedy this situation, BSU's second goal is to foster an understanding of blacks and their contributions. This January 14th, 1983, there will be a special com- memorative of Martin Luther King's birth- day. The service will include a candlelight procession and a tentative celebrity invited to recite one of King's speeches. February will be Black History Month, nationally and on campus. The celebration at the Mount will consist of displays, guest speakers, entertain- ment, soul food and a dance. Speaking of dances, they are always popular and BSU plans to have more throughout the year in addition to their latest one last October, "Ebony and Ivory. ' ' There is also a new pro- ject in the works. It is a gospel program, in troducing the history and music of gospel to the Mount. It's not all hard work and no play! BSU hopes to clear away the cobwebs of misconception in the future. They would also like to publicly express their thanks to their sponsor Beverly Porter and "Guardian An>;el" Sr. Theresa Harpin. The BSU of- ficers for the 1982-83 school year are: Shelli Amber Weeks, president; Moranda Russell, vice-president; Linda Cruz, treasurer; Cyn- thia Jones, recording secretary; Toni Brown, corresponding secretary; Donna Booker, Madeline McQueen and Marcine Sanky, public relations officers. BSU looks forward to creating a "oneness of all people", and to paraphrase King, a time when the sons of former slaves and former slave owners will be able to sit down at the table together This is the spirit of BSU. Best wishes for a greal year! ASB CALENDAR OF EVENTS :> K> fr3 K> *3 K> fc3> V DECEMBER Wed. 1 STUDENT ASSEMBLY MEETING Place: Carousel Room Time: 12:00- 1:00 Fri. 3 CHRISTMAS CHORAL CONCERT Place: Carondelet Center Time: 8:00 p.m. Sat. 4 MIDNIGHT MASS AT MARY'S CHAPEL Mon. 13-17 FINALS MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!! Women's Yellow Pages Doubles in Size Looking for a woman to repair your car, paint your house, handle your investments, or represent you in court? The 1983 Women 's Yellow Pages is the place to look. The 1983 edition contains more than 1000 women's businesses, organizations, and pro- fessional services in Los Angeles and Orange Counties — twice as many listings as last year. Retailing for $4.95, the Women's Yellow Pages can be purchased in most bookstores, or by mail from P.O. Box 66093, Los Angeles, CA 90066. More than a directory of businesses, the Women 's Yellow Pages offers a Survival Guide to vital community services such as crisis hotlines, shelters, and health and legal clinics. This year's directory lists names and addresses of legislators and local media to make it easier for women to make their opi- nions known. The Women 's Yellow Pages has also expanded to include a calendar of events of special interest to women, and a sec- tion on notable women from history. Due to growing volume of advertisers, a i ar supplement will be published in April of 1983 Publishers Leslie Stone and Sharon Fertitta view the rapid growth of the Women 's Yellow Pages as evidence that more women are starting their own businesses, and that more people are utilizing the skills and services of women. The easy-to- use directory provides a valuable tool for women's networking and economic develop ment. For more information call (213) 398-5761.