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Livin' Mountaineer Style 1
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The two campuses seem so different, but both are
part of "Almost Heaven."
E. Moore Hall, when morning comes to
One of the oldest and most scenic spots on
To most students, the name "Monticola" means nothing.
But, the people who named the publication in 1896 were all
products of the then prevalent classical high school education.
They knew their Latin. "Monticola" means "dweller in the
mountains." By a very slight adaptation, we arrive at the fact
that "Monticola" means MOUNTAINEER. What could be
Campus Life-Brfng on the* Mount
Classes- We're all Mountaineers 102
Sports-For the Mountaineer Record 208
Groups— Faces in Mountaineer Crowds 266
Ads-All Around This Mountaineer Town 330
The Mountaineer statue and Rick Poling
continued the tradition at WVU.
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College is a community of people who experience unifying
bonds. The bonds at West Virginia University are those of heri-
tage and tradition. In looking at the past, we cannot help but
examine the events that have occurred. Could 1978-79 ever be
as good as previous years? After much thought the answer was
obvious: perhaps it could never be as good, perhaps it could
Southern West Virginia is filled with natural beauty.
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We should move ahead whether that means success or fail-
ure with a fond regard for the past. West Virginia abounds
with tradition. We must look to the past in order to guide the
present and prepare for the future. Maybe 1978-79 would be
the year to break traditions. Could the Mountaineers beat Pitt
or Penn State? Could West Virginia break the tradition of being
thought of as the hillbilly state?
Win or lose, June Speranza never stopped support
ing the WVU football team.
The Lair became a page out of time as people got
popcorn from the Little Red Coach.
A WVU player discovered the feeling of success as
the official's arms went up for him, not the
6 Livin' Mountaineer Style /f £
Would the Alpha Xi's continue to produce the Homecoming
queens? Could Gale Catlett produce a basketball team we
Maybe 1978-79 would be the year to start traditions. Despite
controversy, a new Mountaineer Field was on the drawing
board. For the first time in years, students and faculty came to-
gether "after hours." Rolling of the rug began again.
A little extra entertainment was seen at football
games with these loyal fans.
Livin' Mountaineer Style 7
Above all, we were sure 1978-79 would be the year to con-
tinue traditions. There are so many at WVU that if we tried to
break all that exist, we would have nothing to use for a base
for the new traditions we intended to begin.
Although the interests of the students at West Virginia Uni-
versity are so diversified, all take part in the Mountaineer
Blackwater Falls remains one of the most scenic
areas in West Virginia.
A member of the Doobie Brothers puts everything
he had into entertaining the WVU crowd.
The Pride of West Virginia entertained the crowd
with spectacular performances.
8 Livin' Mountaineer Style
Each student, in a certain way, is misunderstood and unac-
cepted by others just as the early Mountaineers were. A sense
of pride, accomplishment, and reliability touch each and every
student, each Mountaineer. Students at West Virginia Univer-
sity treasure the Mountaineer heritage. Each student, in his
own special way, is Livin' Mountaineer Style.
John Pierce found that rappelling at Coopers Rock
was a good way to spend free time.
Is it possible for Hoffman to escape the grasp of
the hungry opponent?
Livin' Mountaineer Style 9
Being in college means so many things to so many individ-
uals. Everyone has his likes and dislikes, his places to go and
not to go. Each knows the times to study and the times to
party. Students at WVU are no different. There are times to
spend alone and times to spend with others. No matter how
each spends his time, there is no way to avoid Livin' Moun-
A touchdown had Mickey Harris, Kathy
Thomas, |aye Crigsby and Cynthia Anderson
y: Campus Life 11
Summer Days in Fall
Leg watching is a popular sport for Bill Burns
The Lair steps are always a popular warm weather
The closing of the Stadium Bridge caused many
problems for students.
12 Back to School
Playing frisbee is a great way to avoid studying.
New signs on both campuses helped to unify the
Registration problems will NEVER end.
Summer days found WVU students all
over the country. By the middle of Au-
gust, thoughts turned to the start of an-
other academic year and Morgantown.
Some 20,000 students and 1,700 faculty
members invaded the city, with traffic
Returning and incoming students had
to deal with many changes and incon-
veniences. The Stadium Bridge had been
closed, the PRT was not operating and
renovations to several buildings were
underway. All became accustomed to
standing in lines whether it was to buy
books, pay tuition, or get a cold drink.
When classes began August 23, the hot
and humid weather resulted in students
clad in shorts, tank tops and halters.
Everyone thought summer school was
still in session as the mercury inched into
the 90's. Wall-sitting was the favorite
pastime for most. Attention spans for
both students and teachers were short,
while afternoon classes seemed to drag
with thoughts turning to Cheat Lake, wa-
ter skiing and suntans.
Back to School 13
By mid-September, beautiful autumn
colors adorned both campuses. As
"sweater weather" began, thoughts
turned to football, partying and some-
The renovations continued; the site of
the old Daily Athenaeum was conve-
niently converted to a parking lot.
Parties of every kind occurred a
around town. The Mountaineer 14-12
victory in the home opener had fans
"going crazy" and "getting wild." Maybe
being back in Morgantown wasn't a
General studies sophomore, Beba Echard, had
trouble finding a sweater long enough to cover-
14 Fall in Motown
Fall in Motown 15
A student finds peace and solitude on the old
Cheat Lake bridge.
President Jimmy Carter visited Elkins for the Forest
Festival October 9.
16 Fall in Motown
Merry Moore, biology freshman, found romping in
the leaves a good fall activity.
Many found that studying outside
cured the "back to school blues." Stu-
dents took to jumping the bridge and
playing in the leaves.
Fall meant West Virginians in the na-
tional news. President Jimmy Carter at-
tended the Forest Festival in Elkins. The
entire country watched the Senatorial
race in the state. Incumbent Jennings
Randolph defeated former Governor
Arch Moore in one of the closest elec-
All did their Mountaineer livin' in a
little different style.
Fall in Motown 17
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Residents of Stalnaker Hall discovered that friends
come in all shapes and sizes.
Even the Mountaineer statue found there was no
way to avoid the "white stuff of winter."
18 Winter in Motown
As the months slipped by, students
found it necessary to change from shorts
and sandals to down coats and boots.
Traying, skiing and snowballing be-
came favorite pastimes. At times, driving
became impossible. Attendance in
classes dropped as the roads got worse.
February 19, Washington's birthday
recess, provided a break in the class
monotony, but not in the weather blues.
Four to six inches of new snow covered
the campus the day before.
Spring break started February 23.
"Anywhere south" seemed to be the
destination of most. Students knew that
spring break meant about two more
months of Morgantown and classes.
May brings vacations, money-and grad-
uation for the lucky ones.
Larry Sappington, forestry student, found that going
to the Archery Range for lab meant wearing gloves.
Grant Avenue always provided a challenge for
Winter in Motown 19
A frisbee demonstration, just one of the events
during Mountaineer Week.
Signs of the Times
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Security Police constantly tried to keep people off
The little Mountaineer is quickly becoming a wel-
come sign at football and basketball games.
The Book Exchange sold T-shirts as a sign of the
Finding a Place
Spring and fall weather brought many people to
the Lair plaza.
Bill Miller found a way to avoid the long lines at the
Chuck Prutilpac was happy with his place at the
Outdoor Rec Center display in front of the Lair.
Steven Page and Sharon McHenry enjoyed a bite
to eat at the Acropolis.
26 Spots to Hit
Every community, large or small, from
California to Maine has its share of
chain-food stores and fast-food estab-
lishments. Morgantown is no exception.
However, it is refreshing to know that
there are establishments in Morgantown
which do not fall into the fast-food
Maxwell's, now in its third year, is
doing quite well. The menu includes
soups, sandwiches and salads. Each is
delicious and the prices are reasonable.
The Acropolis, commonly known as
Nick's, offers pizza, sandwiches and
beer. The Willey Street establishment
has long been the place for a good
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and it now seems to be their second
Sharon Hartley found the Acropolis a good place
for beer and pizza.
|ohn Giannuzzi tried catching up on homework
while grabbing a bite to eat in Maxwell's.
Spots to Hit 27
28 Spots to Hit
The bars <>1 UHI ((have always
been a focal point for articles about
Morgantown. Students will continue to
patronize these places as long as the es-
tablishments exist. Students will also
continue to patronize the establishments
that receive little or no comment in area
The Bamboo Lounge in the University
Inn is fast becoming a favorite night spot
for singles as well as couples.
Murphy's Upstairs, the newest spot in
Morgantown, has quickly become the
"place to go" downtown. Located
above Extension II on High Street, Mur-
phy's offers fine drinks and disco.
Randy Williams often enjoyed a night at Murphy's
Working at Murphy's was a good way to earn some
money for Pam Walzer.
Good drinks and good dancing made the Bamboo
Lounge a favorite spot for students.
Spots to Hit 29
Cindy Walden got a laugh out of her trip to the Ex- Pre-nursing major, Tina Elliot, sparkled when she Dancing has become one of the most popular
ecutive Club. appeared at the Holiday Inn. sports on campus.
30 Spots to Hit
Friends always gathered for a good time in the Ex-
lodie Sambuco intently watched those on the
The Holiday Inn has long been a fa-
vorite for WVU students. The Executive
Club offers good food and drinks.
It is nice to know that the Morgan-
town area has its share of nice estab-
lishments along with the pizza places
and fast-food chains.
Spots to Hit 31
This year's Homecoming was little dif-
ferent from those in the recent past. The
Mountaineers lost, the weather was
chilly, and the Alpha Xi's nominee was
crowned Homecoming Queen.
The festivities which creatively sur-
rounded Homecoming this year cen-
tered around the theme Music! Music!
Music! The festivities were coordinated
with Classical Arts, Mini Events, and the
Coffeehouse committees of student
At the football game, Natalie Cola-
pelle was crowned Homecoming Queen
making the record four in a row for the
Alpha Xi's. The Mountaineers were de-
feated by the Orangemen of Syracuse in
a 31-15 battle.
J. David Haddox, winner of the Steve Martin im-
This VWU "clown" was another participant in the
parade held Friday night before the game.
Alumni band members returned and played with
First runner-up Paula Sova sponsored by Chi
Second runner-up Anne Street nominated by Alpha
Fourth runner-up Cheryl Nabors nominated by the
Black Unity Organization.
Freshman Craig Lynch had a mouth full in the Roast
Beef eating contest sponsored by Arby's.
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The Homecoming committee, chaired
by Ed Rahal, added a personal touch to
the events this year. The Homecoming
Queen finalists had a luncheon with Mrs.
Gene Budig. There was a fashion show
with the nominees, finalists and the Uni-
versity football team, a "Disco Night" at
Fat Daddy's with a Steve Martin imper-
sonation contest, a beer chugging con-
test, a talent show, a pep rally and of
course the annual Homecoming parade
and football game.
When the alumni came back to this
crazy town, they found that these hills
were truly alive with music, festivities,
Signs around campus became a usual sight as
Homecoming Week drew near.
Natalie Colapelle, senior psych major, was
crowned Homecoming Queen.
Escorted by Vic George, Ms. Colapelle made the
Alpha Xi's victorious once again.
Patricia Irwin spent some of her free time working
on the pottery wheel.
36 Craft Shop
Something Different . . .
Help and instructions were always available to
This student displayed his interest in leather goods.
Something different, something chal-
lenging, something creative . . . that's the
University Craft Shop located in Towers
The Shop contains such equipment as:
kilns, pottery wheels, grinding wheels
and molds to help make ceramics, pot-
tery, leather goods and candles.
Almost everyone that visits the Shop
has some type of experience with crafts,
but help is available from work-study
students and the coordinator.
The cost is funded by student fees.
There is a small charge for supplies for
Seminars throughout the year are
available from the Shop to inform stu-
dents in recent craft programs at the
Something different to study, some-
thing challenging to design and some-
thing creative to make.
Craft Shop 37
Concrete is Tradition
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Once the President's home, the Puritan House now
is used for offices.
Elizabeth Moore Hall, one of the most scenic on
The bell from the U.S.S. West Virginia now stands
in front of Oglebay Hall.
In 1867, WVU was a land-grant in-
stitution consisting of three buildings:
Martin Hall, Chitwood Hall and Wood-
burn Hall. Total enrollment was six
Today, WVU has 89 buildings and
801.1 acres of land. It has two campuses
and more than 20,000 students. The orig-
inal campus, Woodburn Circle is now
The Mountainlair serves 16,000 to
17,000 persons daily and holds about
6,000 events per year. The Medical Cen-
ter is a highly innovative health service
center and some 270,000 have been reg-
What finer dwellings could a student
ask for? The surroundings have changed,
but they continue to remind students of
the tradition that they are involved with.
Oglebay Hall is now the base for the Psych
Woodburn Circle has been placed on the National
Register of Historic Places.
Clothes Make the Man
It has often been said that
clothes can make the man,
and that is more than appro-
priate in the case of Univer-
sity Mountaineer Rick Poling.
The first-year law student
from Grantsville donned new
buckskins this year, and with
the help of a Morgantown
craftsman, Marvin Wotring,
he has developed into the
main focal point wherever he
goes, whether it be a ball
game or any other function
where the University mascot
Poling, a 23-year-old Cal-
houn County native who was
selected last year by Moun-
tain, the ranking men's honor-
ary, to reign as the Mountain-
eer, said Wotring did a
"fantastc job" on the suit he
wears to promote the Univer-
sity throughout the state as
well as at WVU athletic con-
tests. Wotring's total effort
produced buckskin shirt and
pants, a coonskin cap, a
scrimshawed powder horn,
leather pouch fringed leather
rifle case and a rifle to boot-
all for the meager cost of
$595. That may sound like a
lot of money, but the muz-
zleloader Wotring hand-
made has been appraised for
$650, well over the total cost
of the endeavor.
Referring to his new look,
Poling said it gives him more
of an authentic feeling. "It's"
made by hand as it would
have been years ago, and
most people think the gun is
much older than it really is
because of its authenticity,"
Changing the topic to the
suit's creator, Poling indicated
that Marvin Wotring, of 245
Webster Ave., has a "heart as
big as Morgantown. I know
from my past experiences
that you always get about
twice what you came for
when dealing with him,"
noted Poling, "but I should
have known he was up to
something the way he was
grin'in and shak'in his head
up and down as usual when
we told him what we
Poling was referring to the
history of the uniform, which
is as interesting as the man
who made it.
Marvin Wotring, a 1965
graduate of WVU, earned a
degree in agricultural educa-
tion, and like most of his fel-
low graduates, he advanced
into the job market following
school. Marvin works for the
U.S. Department of Agricul-
ture as a program specialist in
the Agricultural Conservation
program to assist farmers
with cost-sharing, but up until
four and a half years ago, the
Preston County native spent
his spare time behind the
television. Then after a knee
operation, Wotring enrolled
classes and learned a craft in
which he devotes almost all
his leisure— making buckskin
outfits from split cowhide,
mending raccoon skins into
coonskin caps, sculpting
muzzleloaders from raw ma-
terials and scrimshawing fig-
ures onto bull horns for pow-
der use. The three-month
class in Kingwood taught
Marvin how to construct rifles
from a kit, and stimulated the
Morgantown resident to
open a shop in his home
called, "The Frontiersman." In
his four and a half years in the
shop, he has made 34 rifles
from scratch, but he prides
himself most on his creation
of the full outfit for his alma
mater's Mountaineer mascot.
It all began at the annual
Buckwheat Festival in King-
wood, where the then-
Homecoming Parade chair-
man Rod Windom noticed
the craftsman shaping a rifle
from a large chunk of wood
and miscellaneous parts.
Windom began to watch him
in action, and all of a sudden,
a thought popped into his
head. It was the nation's Bi-
centennial, and his three-year
old son, Scottie, wanted to
march in the parade as a
Scottie marched in the pa-
rade in buckskins made by
his mother, but still longed for
an authentic suit. Scottie
wasn't the only Mountaineer
along the parade route. "Mar-
vin, and a friend, Ray Burn-
ham, were in the parade, also
dressed as Mountaineers."
Windom explained. "They
marched along the parade
route several times, and more
than one spectator jokingly
asked, 'How many Mountain-
eers are they going to have in
Windom said his son saved
his pennies each day after ad-
miring Marvin's Mountaineer
garb, and before long, the
younger Windom sported his
very own set of fashionable
buckskins. He now serves as
the "Little Mountaineer' join-
ing Poling in his spirit building
Once Marvin finished
Scottie's suit, the current
Mountaineer Rick Poling was
serving as an alternate for the
Syracuse game. The suit
which 1977-78 Mountaineer
Bruce Heisler wore was too
tight for Rick, so he borrowed
Marvin's. "I got a lot of com-
pliments from the alumni,"
Poling noted. "We got talking
in Mountain about the possi-
bilities of a new uniform, and
decided to take our case to
the Athletic Department, who
furnishes the Mountaineer's
uniform and gun when
Robert Coin, assistant ath-
letic director, loved the idea
and agreed that Wotring's of-
fer of a complete outfit for
$595 was a real bargain.
Although the decision to go
ahead with Marvin's offer
didn't come until mid-July,
the 38-year old father of three
worked tediously on the suit
until it was completed— just
days before the Mountain-
40 Morgantown Craftsman
eers' home opener against
Richmond. Wotring worked
for about six hours each eve-
ning and 16-17 hours on
weekends to complete the
product, and two weeks later,
called Rod and Rick over to
inspect his product. When
the pair arrived, they ex-
pected a half-finished suit,
but were surprised to find
complete buckskins ala pow-
der horn, leather pouch,
coonskin cap, rifle case and
Those involved with asking
the Morgantown craftsman to
make the suit agreed that a
"no frills boy" rifle would
have to do, especially when
the Mountaineer was getting
all the extras on the remain-
der of the outfit. However,
Marvin second-guessed them
and did what Windom called
a "special" job. "I really con-
centrated on this job," noted
Wotring," and I wanted to get
it done fast, but at the same
time, I wanted to do my
best." And that he did.
The brown-haired, blue-
eyed craftsman used split
cowhide on the shirt and
pants, brass engraving on the
muzzleloader with a brass
replica of the Mountain State
inlaid on the handle and only
authentic materials from
Marvin said he felt "real
proud" watching Poling at
athletic contests and said ev-
ery time he hears the muz-
zleloader fire, he thinks of
where it came from. It is
amazing how drastic a
change Marvin made in just
four and a half years. After
viewing his finished creations,
one would insist Marvin has
been at it for his entire life-
time. The Morgantown crafts-
man spends his time more
productively now and enjoys
it. "I derive a lot of pleasure
from my work, and the whole
family enjoys shooting,
camping, and competing with
others who enjoy shooting
old muzzleloaders, throwing
tomahawks and knives. I also
enjoy all the people I meet,"
he marveled. "The people
just keep coming back once
they've bought something,"
he added with a smile.
Those responsible for the
Mountaineer's new look are
quite fortunate they found
such a skilled craftsman so
close to home. The shoddy,
uniform and the muzzleloa-
der built from a "cheap Ital-
ian kit" have been trans-
formed into the most
"authentic" Mountaineer spe-
cialties ever imagined.
And I'll bet Marvin Wotring
is still grin'in and shak'in his
head up and down as usual.
photos by Rod Windom
Morgantown Craftsman 41
A Celebration of the State
42 Mountaineer Week
I One of the many events of the week was chopping
I in the Lair garden.
Dr. Eldoonie's Magic Medicine Show had many
The Arts and Crafts Fair had many students wishing
for more money.
West Virginians were pleasantly sur-
prised to hear their radios playing a pop-
ular opening with the words, "Almost
Heaven, West Virginia . . ." in the au-
tumn of 1971. The song quickly became
a semi-official anthem, and "Almost
Heaven" became a popular slogan. Un-
like the slogans that boosters cranked
out in the past, "Almost Heaven" was
not an attempt to create pride where
pride was lacking.
"Heritage is a peculiar thing. It's that
which has happened long ago and few
people appreciate and you think should
come back," noted Jim Comstock, edi-
tor of the West Virginia Hillbilly.
Mountaineer Week 43
Through the week-long festival of arts
and crafts, demonstrations, speakers and
entertainers, all dealing with West Vir-
ginia or Appalachian culture, participants
were able to see the meaning of one's
heritage, especially West Virginia's
Mountaineer Week has developed
into a tradition and novelty at the Uni-
versity. It is an incentive to examine the
Mountain State's heritage and what it
has to offer.
Quilt shows and competitions were
offered to the University students. Dr. El-
doonie's Magic Show, Roger Bryant and
Aunt Jenny Wilson provided an inter-
esting side-light to classes. Craftsmen
were in action spinning, weaving, blow-
ing, splitting shingles, braiding rugs and
Rick Palmer fiddled his way through the week.
Cindy Cline and Kevin Mallison were chosen as
Mr. and Ms. Mountaineer.
44 Mountaineer Week
A woman displayed her painting talents at the Arts
and Crafts Fair.
Mountaineer Week 45
Students had the opportunity to buy
items from craftsmen in the Lair Ball-
rooms at the Arts and Crafts Fair. Fid-
dlers played their way into the students'
hearts. It went directly to their feet as
they danced on the plaza and in the Lair.
At the game on Saturday, fans
watched the Mountaineers battle their
way on the field against Virginia in a 20-
17 win. At the half-time activities, the
presentation of Most Loyal West Vir-
ginian went to James F. Dent with the
Most Loyal Mountaineer going to
Charles Wise and Elizabeth Wise. Mr.
and Ms. Mountaineer were Kevin Malli-
son and Cindy Cline.
Crafts of all kinds were displayed in the Lair
46 Mountaineer Week
Musicians from all over the stale came to share
their music with the students.
Mountaineer Week 47
Mike Evanto, geology major, relaxes in the Billiards
Management major, B.j. Casalinuova, enters the
Lair as did thousands of others that day.
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Livin' Mountaineer Style means need-
ing a place to go for a quick bite, to
gather with friends and unwind from
Most students have found that the
Mountainlair is the place.
Located on the Downtown campus, it
is one of the busiest student centers in
More commonly known as the "Lair,"
the building was built in 1968 after the
burning of the old student union.
Long lines at Check Cashing were always expected.
Resource Management major, Dick Berger spends
his free time working in the Blue Tic.
Brian Long relaxed near the bowling lanes in the
Dentistry student, Richard Kankel, has done what
most students do at least once-fall asleep in the
Kathleen Ernest rested in the Lair.
Dana Fencil found time to study while working at
the Sundries Shop.
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Sophomore Sue Palkovic had relaxing work in the
In 1948, WVU acquired its first cam-
pus center. Students were asked to
name the center. Mrs. John Shott of
Bluefield, WV thought of the name
Mountainlair: "lair as a den for
In 1952, students recommended a stu-
dent fee to sell bonds to finance con-
struction of a new Mountainlair. The
new Lair opened in October of 1967,
and was dedicated on April 20, 1968.
These two students made a wrong turn and
grabbed a bite to eat in the Gallery.
Outside the Blue Tic, Joe Garzarelli, horticulture
major, waited for friends.
"The Tic" was a regular stop for many students.
One of the busiest student unions in
the nation, the Mountainlair offers a vari-
ety of services to the University commu-
nity. Included in the facility is a snack
bar, cafeteria, art gallery, games and rec-
reation center, theater, lounges, ball-
rooms, meeting rooms and information
Marketing freshman, Michele Burchik, found that
Fridays at the Blue Tic were best.
The Info Desk constantly supplied directions and
information to visitors and students.
Validation lines were seldom short.
In a quiet moment, this employee had time to read
The Lair is considered a model student
union with over 20,000 persons using it
daily. The number of meetings and pro-
grams has grown to 5,000 a year. Offi-
cials have considered building a satellite
student union on the Evansdale campus.
At WVU, the Mountainlair has be-
come the focal point of activities and
has become as intimate a part of the
University as the Mountaineers.
For the first time in years, pictures of the under-
classmen were placed in the yearbook.
John Bailey held what seemed to be an awkward
pose for the photographer.
Old Becomes New Again
A construction worker prepared a beam for place-
ment in Colson Hall.
The new PRT station at Towers.
In August, students were greeted by
construction crews all over the campus.
Renovation of Woodburn Circle contin-
ued. Chitwood Hall reopened in De-
cember. Woodburn Hall is scheduled to
open for the 1979-80 year.
The PRT construction seemed to
dominate the campuses. Workers bat-
tled all types of weather in efforts to
complete the "people mover" on time.
Stansbury and Colson Hall were also
locations for renovation. Construction of
the new library began.
All students, faculty and staff agreed
that the renovations would add a great
deal to the "academic atmosphere" at
Renovation of Chitwood Hall was completed late
Construction of the PRT to the Medical Center of-
ten caused traffic tie-ups.
Upon completion, Colson Hall will house offices
and the West Virginia Collection.
You win some,
you lose some.
58 Stacking Contest
It has been said that "kids say and do
the funniest things." WVU students chal-
lenged that old saying by participating in
a beer case stacking contest sponsored
by Stroh's. The preliminary competition
took place in the Lair ballrooms. Finals
were held during halftime of the WVU-
Duquesne game. The winning team rep-
resented Pi Kappa Phi fraternity. Each
member of the winning team received a
10-speed bike. Who said college stu-
dents study all the time?
Stacking Contest 59
Campaigning continued throughout election day
Many "interested" students took the time to vote.
Lines diminished as the day wore on and the
weather got worse.
The early morning rush required many students to
stand in line.
Poor weather kept many students from the polls.
Marred by bad weather and poor stu-
dent turnout, Student Administration
elections were held Feb. 7. The number
of students voting decreased by 1100
from last year. In total, 4,812 students
voted this year.
The Underwood/Armstrong team was
elected student body president and vice
president. Barry Zimmerman and Ben
Francavilla were elected to the Athletic
Joe Carr, Sharon Rapp, Biff Clark and
Nick Plesich were top vote getters in the
Board of Directors race.
Craig Underwood was sworn in by fellow student
Board of Directors taking their pledge.
Past president Dave Hendrickson and vice-presi-
dent Bill Howard were at the banquet.
The Inaugural Banquet for the 1979-80
Student Administration Government was
on Feb. 18 at the Ramada Inn of Mor-
gantown. Craig Underwood was in-
augurated president. The office of vice
president was filled by Gayle Armstrong.
Board of Director members were
present at the banquet also.
Newly inaugurated Cayle Armstrong.
1979-80 President Underwood listens to one of the
Underwood being congratulated by past president
Dave Hendrickson and Ray Keener.
Strange Faces, Weird Places
Halloween brought "different" looking creatures
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64 Strange Faces
The advertising for Josh had many heads turning.
Fraternity rush in the fall caused many strange
Scott Cutshall decided to be formal and wear a tie
to classes one day.
College is a place for self expression.
WVU students seemed to be full of self
expression. Many strange and unbeliev-
able events occurred during the year. All
helped to make the school year memo-
rable. Must we never forget . . .
Strange Faces 65
Can't Stop Dancin' :
66 Dance Marathon
When the clock showed 6:30 p.m. on
Feb. 9, 52 couples began dancing at the
Mountaineer Mall. Twenty four hours
later, 51 couples were still dancing and
raising money to help fight Muscular
Dystrophy. The energetic couples of the
"Can't Stop Dancin' Marathon" raised
$15,255.58, $4000 more than in 1978, but
still short of the $20,000 goal.
The music was provided by WVAQ.
Square dancers, blue grass musicians
and 50's specialists were on hand to help
the WVU students. Gale Catlett danced
for a few minutes to support the event.
The marathon proved that all types of
Mountaineers could join together to
help a worthwhile cause.
WVAQ helped keep the dancers alive.
"Break" time meant "collapse" time.
Volunteers patiently waited for the phones to ring.
Dance Marathon 67
Dave Adamiak, wood industries sophomore, on a
trip with the Outings Club.
Rugby is undescribable.
Rowers get satisfaction from strenuous workouts.
68 Sports Club
All levels of players are encouraged for weekly in-
tra-club matches in racquetball.
The 1978-79 men's Rugby team was a wild crew.
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Sports Club Federation had another
successful year. The Federation held a
Sports Club Federation Week which in-
cluded demonstrations and displays in
the Lair and Towers Lobby. Some clubs
participated in inter-collegiate matches
while other clubs were for recreational
As membership in the clubs increased
this year, Sports Club Federation will be
an organization to watch in the future.
Sports Clubs 69
Chris Lea, president of the club, looks forward to
the climb. ^t^'A,
Lea explains to a member their plans. HWfl
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One member of the club climbs with great caution.
Cass Harris, geology sophomore, picks on his
Stone Mountain offers a challenge to Lea.
Sports Clubs 71
The sport had a tendency to be tiring at times.
72 Sports Clubs
The amount of strength needed for the game was,
at times, unbelievable.
Sports Clubs 73
California State proved to be a rough opponent.
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Tension at the net was high at times.
Individual athletes worked together to produce a
Sports Clubs 75
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Crew members had to prepare both physically and
mentally for a meet.
Mark Thorne explained a drill during a workout.
Men's lightweight 8-man team carried the shell to
the river every day for practice.
78 Sports Clubs
With men's and women's divisions,
the rowing club practiced daily on the
Monongahela River. Members com-
peted in the annual Row-A-Thon, The
Governor's Cup Regatta and the Mid-
American Regatta. All levels of rowers
participated. Ed Longanacre, club presi-
dent, was satisfied with this year's re-
sults. This club may be the one to watch
in the future.
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President Alan Tabor discussed key moves with the
Pete Spence, Gary Craig and Ted Robinette pre-
pared for a dive at Cheat Lake.
Spence, Craig, and Robinette began the ecology
dive with ASPA.
In the 1978-79 Rugby Club, separate
men's and women's divisions competed
in intercollegiate games with tri-weekly
practices. The team, coached by Dr.
Cedrick Quick, finished the season with
a losing record. Competition included
teams from Charleston, Youngstown,
Maryland, Ohio State, Penn State, and
The Scuba Club sponsored dives in
various lakes throughout the area. One
of the most successful dives was an
ecology dive in conjunction with ASPA.
The dive was a general clean-up of
Cheat Lake. Aluminum cans were col-
lected and recycled. The proceeds were
donated to the Monongalia Art Center.
The Sports Federation involved many
students. It was clear that the organiza-
tion will become one of the more im-
portant in years to come.
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Dan Wagoner and the dancers from "Orange Blos-
som Special," a highlight of Orchesis' 50th Anni-
Free time! What's that? That
seems to be the general question
of WVU students. No one seems to
know what it is; yet everyone can
find something to do with it.
The average student spends 16
hours per week in class. With 16
hours of classes, the recommended
study time is 45 hours a week, and
8 hours sleep a night. That leaves
51 hours for a student to spend as
he or she wants. But who really
sleeps 8 hours a night and studies 7
Vi hours a day?
Most students will sacrifice
classes or sleep for a few extra
hours of free time. According to a
recent MONTICOLA survey, the
students' favorite way to spend
free time was a night out with
To some people, a night out with
friends meant a visit to Sunnyside,
Morgantown's answer to the Las
Vegas Strip. Friday and Saturday
nights found Sunnyside filled with
students hell-bent on having a
good time. If you had "Saturday
Night Fever," Fat Daddy's, Mur-
phy's, or Mickey's would have ap-
pealed to you. The more sophis-
ticated crowd chose to spend their
time at the Executive Club, Bam-
boo Lounge, and other more ex-
West Virginia University had several outstanding
concerts during the year.
Drama and music lovers could
attend the full program of events
offered at the Creative Arts Center.
Events ranged from recitals to vis-
iting artists to full scale produc-
tions. Student Government and
other various organizations con-
tributed to the WVU entertainment
by providing concerts, coffee-
houses, speakers and movies. Sec-
ond only to a night out with friends
was T.V., radio, and stereo. Billy
Joel's albums, "52nd Street" and
"The Stranger" held the 1st and
2nd choices in the favorite album
category. The overwhelming favor-
ite T.V. show was "Mork and
Mindy." Comic Steve Martin
topped the list for favorite
The Putnam County Pickers turn the Lair Sunken
Gardens into a stage.
Sally Ann Howe portrayed Maria in the Ginger-
bread production of "The Sound of Music".
Without his trumpet, Maynard Ferguson would just
be another person.
Liona Boyd made magic with her guitar.
84 Classical Arts
WVU and the Arts
The ALLNATIONS Dance Company presented tra-
ditional folk and classical cultures of our world
A dance of the Caribbean Islands, "Flirtation", was
performed by the ALLNATIONS Dance Company.
Classical Arts worked hard this year in
bringing various types of entertainment
to West Virginia University. One of the
largest productions was the Gingerbread
production of "The Sound of Music".
A different style of dancing from all
cultures of the world was performed by
the ALLNATIONS Dance Company. The
ALLNATIONS Dance Company, a
troupe of professional dancers, have
performed all over the world in concerts,
television shows and cultural festivals.
For the music lover, Herbie Mann,
Maynard Ferguson and Liona Boyd were
in concert at WVU for the students' lis-
Classical Arts 85
Goes Big Time
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Leon Redbone recreated turn-of-century tunes and
kept a Ballroom audience captivated with his mu-
sic and asides.
Sunday, February 11 was an evening
most students attending the Leon Red-
bone concert won't forget.
Strolling onto the stage in an antique
suit and carrying a walking stick, Red-
bone was the image of the Midwestern
gentleman, half-a-century removed.
The crowd knew what to expect and
mellowed out with him in a fun, musi-
cally admirable evening.
One month later, Sunday, March 11,
Mini Events sponsored another great
concert. The Nighthawks flew in for a
pair of Lair Ballroom performances. The
four-year-old, four-piece blues and
boogie band from Washington, D.C. has
established themselves as one of the top
regional bands along the Eastern
The Mini Events Committee of Stu-
dent Administration went big time with
their concerts during the year.
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86 Leon Redbone
Lead guitarist Jim Thackery displayed licks and
technicolored blues with the Nighthawks.
Nighthawks co-founder Mark Wenner describes
where his band came from and the awakening of
Members of Mountain Jazz Theatre, a University
dance ensemble, rehearse in the E. Moore Hall
Maynard Ferguson cracked open high-register
notes with vituoso trumpeting.
"The Shadow Box," 1977 award winning drama
tells the story of how three cancer victims deal with
death. The show opened the week of March 6 at
West Virginia University has entertain-
ment everywhere. Ranging from con-
certs and plays at the CAC to coffee-
houses and performances at the Blue
Tic, students always had a wide selection
Orchesis reflected on the 40's with their version of
"Chattanooga Choo Choo".
One of the dances of the 50th Anniversary Concert
was "Appalachian Holiday", a modern ballet.
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Many hours were spent rehearsing in E. Moore
Hall before the members of Orchesis are confident
they could present a good show.
Accompanied by the Percussion Ensemble, the
dancers performed "Toccato-Third Movement".
This year, Orchesis celebrated its 50th
year of existence on the campus of West
Virginia University. Under the direction
of Mary Kathryne Wiedebusch, the
dance company presented a special per-
formance, a 50th Anniversary Concert. A
highlight of the concert was the number
choreographed by Dan Wagoner, a pro-
fessional dancer and choreographer in
New York City. Wagoner is a graduate of
92 Doobie Brothers
"Blackwater", "China Grove", "TakirT
It To The Streets" and "It Keeps You
Runnin'. . ." were just songs on the radio
until September 24, 1978 when the
Doobie Brothers brought the songs
alive. The Doobie Brothers played for
two hours and the sell-out crowd played
with them through every song. Hun-
dreds of people sang with the group or
stood and clapped with the music. The
time was magic and the Doobies held
the crowd, and in turn, the crowd kept
bringing them back for encores. For one
night, the Doobie Brothers really did
shine under the Morgantown Moon.
The Doobie Brothers held the crowd spellbound
for two hours.
The sound of the keyboards added to the fantastic
sound which came from the WVU Coliseum on
Doobie Brothers 93
The Doobies held the crowd spellbound lor more
than an hour.
94 Doobie Brothers
Members of the Doobie Brothers put their heart
into each song.
"China Grove" was one of the many songs sung by
the well-known group.
Doobie Brothers 95
Would Boston be cancelled due to
snow? That seemed to be the general
question of the week preceding the con-
cert. The sky was clear, no snow was in
sight and Boston made it to the WVU
Coliseum Jan. 26, 1979.
The Coliseum was filled as the show
opened with Sammy Hagar. After keep-
ing the crowd entertained for an hour,
there was an intermission. The wait was
longer than expected, but it was worth it
as Boston took the stage. The crowd ex-
ploded to their sound. The crowd re-
sponded to each song and did not let
the group leave without several encores.
Brad Delp did not seem to mind giving the crowd
more of what they wanted to hear.
Tom Sholtz enjoyed performing as much as the
crowd enjoyed listening to him play.
Sammy Hager could not stand still as he enter-
tained a full house at the WVU Coliseum.
Week of Concerts
Many bands came together to provide entertain
ment the week before finals.
100 Pop Arts Concerts
All concerts were to be held outside, but were
moved inside after the first day because some pro-
fessors complained about the noise.
Pop Arts Concerts 101
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As each day passes, we see hundreds of different people.
No two have the same personality, the same way of life. But,
each is a special part of West Virginia University. Whether
freshman, sophomore, junior or senior, each is a Mountaineer.
Although activities of each student, each Mountaineer, are so
different, each is Livin' Mountaineer Style.
V Classes 103
Agriculture and Forestry
|. Kenneth McDonald
Arts and Sciences
Sue Ann Harding
Lou Ann Holland
E. Judith Johnson
Business and Economics
Mary Ann Boone
Billy Joe Boss
Mary Theresa Calasso
E. Anne McCloskey
C Michael Rutherford
Cindy Van Horn
). David Wakely
H. Dianne Thompson
Matthew Van Dyke
Human Resources and Education
The amount of water in the
Monongaehela River going past
Morgantown daily is 4,800
Mary Beth Cousey
Margaret De Muth
There are 44,853 phones installed in Morgantown and
The amount of money taken in from the pastry, cafeteria
and snack bar establishments is $5,800 a day.
The number one selling candy bar
at the Sundries Shop is the
Mary Beth Humphreys
Mary Ann Kohan
E. Nikki Kozares
H. Kathryn Shaffer
Peggy Van Zoeren
Mineral and Energy Resources
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S. Jane Snyder
o Anna Davis
Jo Jo Morningstar
David Van Noy
). Mark Forse
Mary Beth Gensior
W. Joseph Jordan
Mary Ann Maroon
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Mary Ann Oliver
Any person can be an athlete in his own way, but a WVU
athlete is a special person. He is a Mountaineer. He competes
with the feeling that the final score is only for statistics. The
true meaning of a contest is the feeling of being a Mountain-
eer. Every West Virginia University athlete knows it's not
whether you win or lose . . . it's Livin' Mountaineer Style.
Gale Catlett brought a winning attitude with
him. This player shoots for two.
The first win of the season had the Mountaineers
and the fans wanting more.
WVU swimmers were once again very successful.
Team Makes History
Ken Braswell began another season with this tackle
of a Richmond opponent.
Once again, Fulton Walker was the ball carrier.
Jack Palmer would not let this opponent escape
Doc Holliday, Jeff Macerelli and John Bendana al-
ways looked as though they meant business.
This pileup found WVU on the bottom once again.
A fan, is a fan, is a fan! Loyal and spir-
ited to the end, the fan is always there
rooting for the team. This year's football
fans' loyalty and patience were put to a
test. We passed with flying colors!
So our football team won only two
games and lost nine. We were the only
team to play the top two ranking teams.
Think about it!
Our team was young and inexperi-
enced, but tried hard. The Mountaineers'
determination was a major factor in
keeping together. Not too many other
schools had a schedule like ours. If we
cannot brag about our record, why not
brag about who we played? Think about
The Mountaineers started off their
season with a 14-12 victory over the
Richmond Spiders. Dutch Hoffman was
named the Offensive Player of the week
for this performance. Hoffman com-
pleted 11 of 23 passes for a total of 176
yards. Robert Alexander was the game's
top rusher with 84 yards on 19 carries.
Curt Carion waved the Mountaineers
with his booming kicks that kept the Spi-
ders in their web. The big play of the
game was a 41 yard TD pass play be-
tween quarterback Dutch Hoffman and
wide receiver Cedric Thomas.
There is not much that can be said
about the game with Oklahoma. The
Mountaineers played on the Sooners'
turf under extreme heat. The heat did
not turn the team "red hot". Over 70,000
people attended the game and the final
score was 52-10. The Sooners were just
too fast, just too agile-just too good. To
play the number one team was an honor
in itself. Think about it!
In the third game of the season, the
Mountaineers were nipped by North
Carolina's Wolfpack with a final score of
19-15. The Mountaineers were off to a
good start in the first quarter with a
score of 12-7, but they could hold down
Ted Brown whose two key plays led to
two touchdowns-they meant the differ-
ence between a 15-15 tie. Coach Cig-
netti's approach to the game was to
make North Carolina beat themselves,
but that plan did not work. The score
was close, but the Wolfpack was just too
The Mountaineers lost a heartbreaking
fourth game to the California Bears. The
final score was 28-21. It was heart-
breaking because the Mountaineers dis-
played both offensive and defensive tal-
ents against a skilled team. The
Mountaineers freshman backfield was
impressive after they moved the ball
downfield with no trouble.
Steve Lewis and Jeff Macerelli waited to begin an-
Jeff Macerelli brought down still another
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Delbert Fowler and Malcolm Hunter managed to
stop this California player.
They Played Tough
For the sixth year in a row, the Moun-
taineers lost the Homecoming game.
The final score was 31-15. Three times
the Mountaineer fans saw their team
fizzle out within the Syracuse ten-yard
ine. We just could not get the ball on
our side as the Orangemen squeezed
In the sixth game of the season, nei-
ther WVU or Virginia Tech deserved to
win, but VT did with a 16-3 decision.
Both teams performed sloppily, had nu-
merous turnovers and missed several
key kicks. Fifteen fumbles were re-
corded-twelve occurred in the first
One point, just one point behind!
Against Temple, the Mountaineers led a
passing attack on the first half and led a
running attack in the second half. What
happened? The Mountaineers lost their
momentum. The Owls took over; the
Mountaineers could not come back.
The thrill of a touchdown came rarely to the 1978
Ken Braswell enjoyed showing his opponents he
like being on top.
They Fought Hard
Mike Williams was a key player in the Pitt game.
Pete McConnell realized that football is not all
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PJefry Holmes tried going over the top in the Cali-
mt fornia game.
Dutch Hoffman tried to sneak around this Pitt
The first seven minutes of the WVU-
Penn State game were thrilling. Everyone
was delirious while the score was 14-0.
The Lions removed the thorns from their
paws, turned around and regained con-
trol of the ball and the game. The final
score found the Lions victorious. We
could only have the nationally ranked
team by the tail for so long.
In the ninth game, the Mountaineers
broke their seven game losing streak by
winning over the University of Virginia
29-17. Dutch Hoffman passed for 106
yards and scored a touchdown. Defen-
sive linebackers Ken Braswell and John
Garcai combined for 25 tackles and Ful-
ton Walker chalked up 87 yards. Finally,
the Mountaineers played a game of
football that paid off. The Cavaliers were
playing something else.
Think About It
In the tenth game, the Pitt Panthers
leaped on the Mountaineers and
crushed them with no mercy. Hindered
by injuries and ineffectiveness, the
Mountaineers lost to Pitt by a whopping
score of 52-7. WVU's lone score was by
the efforts of Hoffman and Steve Lewis.
In a Pitt fumble, the Mountaineers al-
most regained the ball, but Panther Dave
DiCiccio got in the way of the Hoffman
to Duggan pass. While the Mountaineers
jumped back on the losing side once
again, the Panthers gained another win.
The Mountaineers lost their last game
of the season to Colorado State by a
score of 52-14. Although WVU scored
two touchdowns on the Rams, the Rams
succeeded in butting WVU into the wall.
What else can be said except that this
season was a hard one to swallow. Think
Mike Williams called the shots for some of the
The Big Three: Jeff Macerelli, Doc Holliday, and
Coach Frank Cignetti tries pointing his team in the
After practices, Billy White knew that the sessions Scott Daiutolo slipped the ball away from his Frost-
helped to build confidence and determination. burg opponent.
The soccer squad ended their season
with an 8-6-1 record. Compared to last
year's team, the team appeared to be
stronger and to play more as a team.
This fairly young team was opposed by
many stronger teams such as Clemson,
Southern Florida, Navy, and Cleveland
Against Alderson-Broaddus, the play-
ers presented a tight passing and aggres-
sive defensive play which upset the A-B
plan. The Mountaineers brought the
crowd to their feet many times through-
out the game. A-B came into the match
thinking lightly of the Mountaineers, but
returned home with a different attitude
after the Mounties chaulked up a 2-0
The squad finished the season with
the feeling that 1979 would be the year
to make the playoffs.
Determination was put to the test in the Davis and
Sung Cul Cho showed this Cleveland foe that WVU
was on top of the game.
With the Greatest
of Ease . . .
Even parallel bars were just one of the many events that Sal Parascandola participated in.
On the side horse, Neil Robinson was a potential threat to his opposition.
Under the superior coaching of Bill
Bonsall, the Men's Gymnastics team had
a very rewarding season this year. The
team competed with schools of very
high caliber and still came out favorably.
At the beginning of the season, the
members set a goal of 180 points a
"meet". In gymnastic ranking, this con-
stitutes a good team. The men gymnasts
have met their goal on several accounts,
breaking last year's record of 176 points.
Mike Sleeper is definitely a key indi-
vidual. Coach Bonsall considers him the
"Bruce Jenner" of the team. Another
outstanding player is Brett Kelly. He is
one of the team's best floor exercise
men and the only West Virginia native
on the team. Ironically, West Virginia
gymnasts are hard to find. The team as a
whole was well trained and talented and
all members were necessary to produce
a successful season.
Floor exercises allowed |ohn Schoolcraft to show
off his agility.
The judges watched this freshman as she per-
formed well on the balance beam.
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The uneven parallel bars are no problem for With the greatest of ease, Kevin Karch flies through Sal Parascandola pauses for a moment on the rings.
Donna Doneti. the air.
Kevin Karen shows excellent torm in the floor
This team member demonstrates the beauty of
Kevin Karch denies the laws of gravity as his body
hangs in midair.
"Go for the floor exercise." This was a
popular slogan among the Women's
Gymnastic team, which had a pros-
perous season under the coaching of
This year's captain was Stephanie
Judge and her assistant was Sharon Man-
ley. The team hosted the Midwest Asso-
ciation of Intercollegiate Athletics-
Outstanding performances by Lisa
Neutze and Peggy Payer sparked the
"Lady Mountaineers' " season. Although
scored as individual performers, the
women entered a meet with hopes of
winning as a team.
A returner from the 1977-78 team, Ellen Bumoskey
easily defeats her opposition.
224 Women's Tenni'
The women's tennis team had a tre-
mendous fall season, losing only three
matches. The highlight came when the
team defeated Marshall both at home
and away, for the first time in three
These wins gave the Number One
state ranking back to WVU, and it also
gave them a berth in the AWIA Region
Five Tournament in Indiana. Coach
Thorn allowed 8 of the 16 girls on the
team to travel. In comparison to other
teams, this is a fairly large number.
Composed of one senior, three ju-
niors, and the rest freshmen, the women
netters were a young team.
Despite an arm injury, Karla Yoho maintained the
number one position on the team.
This WVU netter proves to be an asset to the team.
Women's Tennis 225
This WVU grappler attempted to "pin" his
EXCITING! Wins, losses, and ties-ex-
citing was the word for the 78-79 wres-
tling team. Boasting a 9-3-1 record under
first year coach Craig Turnbull, the WVU
grapplers had their best beginning in the
last 15 years. Their three losses went to
teams that were ranked among the top
15 in the country. The team's one tie was
with Ohio University who was ranked 13
among college teams last year.
Turnbull had a relatively young team
to work with this year: seven soph-
omores and three freshman. With such a
young team and a brand new coach, the
matmen did extremely well. They gave
Maryland (whom they have not beaten
since 1950) a big surprise when they
"floored" them 27-15. That was the most
exciting match of the entire season.
Injuries plagued several matches and team
Coach Turnbull gave a few last minute instructions.
First year coach Craig Turnbull.
Matmen Beat Maryland
This matman chalked up another win for WVU.
Distorted faces accompanied the distorted body
Mike Perry prepared for another win.
Mark Cagle finished the season with a 15-1 record.
Wrestling brought close encounters of the
Although everyone on the team con-
tributed tremendous effort and ability,
there have been a few men who deserve
some recognition. Sophomore Mark
Cagle was a great asset to the team this
year. He finished the year with a 15-1
record and was ranked 14 in the country
by "Wrestlers Magazine." Mike Perry
helped the team with his 10-3 record. Up
and coming freshman, Joel Davia put
forth much effort and finished off the
year with a 12-3-1 record.
All in all, this has been an interesting
season. The wrestlers and fans have
been satisfied, and no matter what the
outcome of any match, it was always
Swimmers go to Nationals
Team members found that perfection came after
many long hours of practice.
At times, the meets got to be a real mouthful.
The starting position for backstroke was a good po-
sition for prayer.
Team members always performed well alt
facial expressions rarely supported the fact.
This year's season was the best in the
history of WVU. The men's team created
waves by placing second behind Pitt in
the annual Eastern Intercollegiate Swim-
ming and Diving Championships held at
Penn State March 1-3.
"We impressed a lot of people with
our program," said Head Coach Kevin
Gilson. With WVU capping off its season
with a 5-1 record, Gilson captured
Coach of the Year honors, and junior
John Havlik swam away with the meet's
Outstanding Swimmer Award. At the
meet, Havlik qualified for nationals.
First year Women's head coach, Kathy
Manger, was pleased to end the season
on a winning note. Placing second in the
regionals salvaged a 2-5 season which
featured nine freshman and national
qualified diver Nancy Tedseco.
Go Big Time
Dennis Hosey racked up another "two" in the Feb-
ruary 10 Rutgers game.
Dana Perno gave the crowd what they wanted in
the important game against Rutgers.
As the basketball season drew near,
hopeful Mountaineer fans looked to it
with reserved anticipation. The previous
season had ended with a "negative atti-
tude" settling on the basketball program
so a new coaching staff headed by WVU
alumus Gale Catlett was asked to rebuild
its crumbling reputation.
After the campaign was history, Cat-
lett called this 17th year in the business,
"probably my most enjoyable year of
Getting a late start on the recruiting
trail, "The Cat" had to rely heavily on the
forces of a 12-16 squad from a year be-
fore. He warned the West Virginia fol-
lowers not to expect miracles, or for that
matter, a year much beyond a "rebuild-
Lowes Moore once again proved himself a key
player in the Virginia Tech game.
At Duquesne, Moore showed the opponents that
WVU belonged at the top.
On Our Way to the Top
When the final whistle had blown,
WVU owned a 16-12 mark, had set a
new single season attendance record, a
new single game state attendance mark
and had finished second in the Eastern
The first month on the roundball sea-
son, WVU rode the proverbial roller
coaster. Catlett and company opened in
the Coliseum by winning the first two
games and eventually proving its 14-4
home record didn't happen by chance.
But three contests later probably the
lowest points of the year were suffered
as the Louisville Cardinals flew away
with 106-60 decision followed by a loss
to Ohio University in the first round of
the West Virginia Classic.
Christmas break had emptied Mor-
gantown and few saw the beginning of
the Blue and Cold's longest winning
streak starting with state rival Marshall.
Catlett Brings Wins
Nance hit for two
Lewis, Nance and Moore waited anxiously for the
Moore went to the middle to avoid the Ohio
Four consecutive victories, two of
them on last second jumpers, led up to a
frenzied 83-82 triumph over Metro-7
conference champion Virginia Tech. In
the battle, guard Lowes Moore danced
on the Cobbler defense to the tune of 34
points to set a WVU individual season
During the victory skein, sixth man
Dana Perno started emerging to his
eventual starting status after 14 and 20-
point performances back-to-back. As
the streak ended with an away loss
against Duquesne, marred by the fist-
cuffs of Duke's guard Baron "B.B." Fle-
nory, the "Lowes Show" had just begun.
In four games, the junior scoring ma-
chine poured in 124 points and in the
process was named EAA Player of The
Week twice and ECAC Co-Player of The
Week. By mid-January WVU possessed
a 10-4 record.
But the mercury continued to drop
outside and so did WVU's basketball
stability. Catlett's old Cincinnati team
rolled into the Coliseum and over the
Mountaineers. A road trip north pro-
vided two more marks in the lost col-
Pernb performed well again in the Massachusetts
umn with a 41 -point blowout by league-
leader Villanova and a loss to eastern
When WVU was forced to leave the
secure confines of the Coliseum, they
were somewhat short of even relative
successful, evident by a 2-7 away record.
Later back at home, Duquesne came
to Morgantown but when Flenory saw a
picture of a dummy in effigy in his honor
in the Athenaeum, he decided Pittsburgh
was safer. The Dukes probably wished
they had gone back with him as WVU
coasted to a 28-point victory.
This momentum was carried for a
seven-point decision over Rutgers but
two games later Eastern Kentucky's
James "Turkey" Tillman's 34 points shot
the Blue and Gold down. That brought
them home for a confrontation with a
team that was not likely to be awed by a
home court advantage.
Third ranked Notre Dame drew the
largest crowd in the state's basketball
history-15,118-but a second half surge
doused any WVU upset hopes. The Irish
did, however feel the student body's
presence as the court was frequently
showered with marshmallows at any
Off the floor is Junius Lewis.
As the campaign wound to a close, a
last second shot by Moore gave WVU a
victory over George Washington and the
home court advantage in the EAA open-
ing round. Duquesne's second visit to
Morgantown again resulted in a loss as
forward Greg Nance seemed to have a
patent on the basket connecting on 10
of 12 attempts.
"Lew" showed this Penn Stater that WVU was best.
Moore could outleap many opponents.
fk Mountaineers Stop Dukes
Dave Allara helped to show Duquesne that WVU
could not be put back in the hills.
Second in Eastern Eight
Steve McCune aimed for two.
Referees often had to enter a game to break up
Ball handling was no problem for Bill Richardson.
The Mountaineers then advanced to
the second round where Rutgers ended
their season with a 55-52 decision. The
loss sent WVU home and Catlett into a
tizzy. He blasted the officiating, calling it
"the worst I've seen in 16 years of
coaching" and called the league in gen-
But the season was by no means all
frustrations or hard times. Rather, Catlett
has come home to construct some bas-
ketball history of his own at WVU and a
future to be looked upon with
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High above William and Mary opponents was Vic
Dana Perno impressed team members, fans and
opponents throughout the season.
WVU Loves The Cat
Nance, Moore and Hosey showed this Massachu-
setts opponent what teamwork was all about.
Lowes Moore-the untouchable.
Ladies Look to Next Year
It was a frustrating season for the Lady
Mountaineers as the women's basketball
team fell to their opponents 16 times;
winning nine encounters.
A tougher schedule and untimely of-
fensive cold spells were the biggest fac-
tors contributing to losses suffered to
Pitt-Johnstown, Slippery Rock, Pitt, Mor-
ris Harvey and Villanova.
In a majority of the team's losses, the
WVU squad saw decisive leads dwindle
before falling victims to rejuvenated sec-
ond half opponents.
"Other teams will look at our record
and see we lost 16 games. They won't
see our stats or look at the two, three
and four-point losses; they'll just see that
we lost," said Coach Kitty Blakemore.
And by looking at the stats, one can
see that the season's mark was no in-
dication of the skill and ability of the
Lady Mountaineers who faced the sea-
son's start with 10 returnees and three
highly recruited freshmen.
Seniors Linda Findo, Mary Hennen
and Jean Mewshaw were key players in
the teams' nine victories.
In the season's opener Findo, Hennen
and Mewshaw scored in double figures
to open the term with a victory over
The three seniors figured importantly
in the team's first win in the Pitt
In the Second WVU Invitational, the
women took second place losing to
Morgan State in the championship 80-
78. Maine transfer, Carla Cyr, Winegar
and Findo supplied the fire power in the
two day tournament ousting Towson
State College in the first round to set the
match with Morgan State.
Coach Kitty Blakemore did her best to call suitable
The girls saw disappointment the most times since
the start of women's basketball at WVU.
Stats showed games were lost by only several
Marshall fell to the Blakemore
coached squad in the Coliseum 85-82
with Hennen canning 23 points and
grabbing 10 rebounds.
In Huntington, the women of WVU
spoiled the Green Gals dreams with a
66-54 defeat of the Thundering Herd
with Findo collecting 16 markers and Pat
Two bright spots during the gloomy
season were Hennen's reaching the 1000
career point mark netted in the LaSalle
College game and Findo's prospect for
being drafted into the Southern or West-
ern League of the Women's Professional
The coach commended the team on
its play. "The players played hard and
never wanted to quit. There just were
times when the basketball wouldn't go
in the basket."
Cindy Winegar broke the team's assist record dur-
ing the year.
Opponents became tougher in the second half.
Stats were no indication of the skill and ability of
Morale never dropped during the season.
The Lady Mountaineers were never "crushed" by
any team this season.
Practice was tedious at times.
Swimmers Do Well
Players on the Ball
Team members spent hours practicing for matches.
Careful aim was the key to every game.
252 Men's Tennis
Men's Tennis 253
The team's 1-3 record is not indicative
of the improvement of the team this
The team took a first place in the West
Virginia Wesleyan Triangular. The Moun-
taineers finished well ahead of Wesleyan
and Fairmont. It was the team's first top
finish since the WVU invitational that
opened the season.
All the girls met tough competition
April 27 and 28 at the Becky Boone
Relays held at Eastern Kentucky in Rich-
mond. This was the biggest meet of the
year for the ladies.
Relays were always rough.
254 Women's Track
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Runners host Relays
Taping was first on the agenda for any meet.
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Facial expressions revealed strength and
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Freshman Charlie Harvey impressed many this
Wayne Catewood— one of the biggest and one of
Out in front is Garnett Edwards, a WVU junior.
258 Men's Track
Ready for the finish line is senior Keith Amos.
Billy Brown, sophomore, over the top with no
Men's Track 259
Team Washed Out
The WVU baseball team had a disap-
pointing season in the eyes of Coach
Dale Ramsburg. The Mountaineers were
washed out of 16 contests during the
season. This included 10 home cancella-
tions and six away.
Though WVU has played just six
home contests this year, it still has
chalked up a 9-13 slate.
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Two players— Jeff Pickering and Tom
Emsweller— have left an indelible mark
on the baseball program.
Starters for four seasons, both have
been instrumental in the Blue and Gold's
success of the past years. Both have bro-
ken WVU records. The pair will be
missed by the team and Coach Dale
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Time alone can be very precious. However, time with others
can be a learning experience with which classes could not
compare. Students come together to learn, grow and be a part
of a special group. No matter what the name of the group or
organization, everyone knows the gathering is a group of
Mountaineers. The activities of all show they are Livin' Moun-
Panhellenic governs Greeks
Panhellenic Council: front row: ). Ossman, L. Laing, M. Lock, A. Charnock. Middle row: K. Madgwick, M. Skiendrich, A. Duncan, D. Hood, K.
Kostur, C. Timms. Back row: C. Capelle, R. Neal, S. Colborn, L. Grubler, K. Zain.
Alpha Upsilon Chapter of Alpha Delta
Pi was founded at WVU in 1924. Since its
beginning, more than 800 girls have been
initiated into the chapter. This year has
been an exciting one. Twenty-two young
women became our new sisters.
Pledge pranks, parties, wild girls, crazy
guys, serious moments, all come to mind
when thinking of Greek life. At Alpha
Delta Pi, we have these and many more.
This year's fund raisers included a candy
apple sale for the West Virginia Univer-
sity Speech and Hearing Clinic, Christ-
mas and Easter parties for the children of
Public Education for Exceptional Chil-
dren with Handicaps (P.E.E.C.H.), parti-
cipation in the All Campus Dance Mara-
thon, Trick or Treating for UNICEF, the
Special Olympics, and Sigma Chi Derby
Scholastic achievements cannot be ig-
nored as Alpha Delta Pi sisters earned
positions in Chimes; Mortar Board; and
the journalism, education and band hon-
oraries. Many sisters take an active part
in varsity sports. Several sisters are mem-
bers of the rugby team, the crew team,
the girl's track team, and the
Together we share the love, friendship
and laughter that only A D Pi sisters can
270 Alpha Delta Pi
Alpha Delta Pi
Front row: F. Martirano, M. Fritzgerald, S. Calford, A. Evans, ). Woods. Middle row: C. Smallridge, Y. Deer, K. Schultz, M. Millsap, R. Southern,
D. Deitz, D. Smith, S. Bolyard, M. Nolan, B. Cyr, D. Pavlick. Back row: ). Bradford, S. Davenport, K. Elliott, P. Breslin, L. Laing, K. Catian, A.
Cerkin, A. Kutys, S. Beverley, K. Peterson, L. Cleiser, |. Wallace, K. Rhinebeck, N. Brutsche, D. Urso, K. Gleiser, K. Sherry, M. Weese.
Alpha Delta Pi 271
F ,on, row: B. Taylor, D. Katevatis, C. Gerwig, .. Kunsman Y. La.be,, D McKee ^ '^^^^^^l
Kahle, C. Logan, C. Jacobus, P. Stuck, M.B. Humphreys, S. Bugas, S. Meagher, N. Heide, K. Bailey, t. Neeiey,
272 Alpha Phi
Front row: C. Capelle, A. Tuckwiller, K. Warfield, C. Keiter, C. Street, J. Cacciatore, C. Jacobus. Back row: M.B. Lucci, M.A. Baird, M. Krall, L.
Chincheck, C. Dell, L. Hawk, K. Staddon, N. Warman, A. Robinson, M. Smith, K. Balawender, S. Thompson, A. Willis, ). Batlas.
Alpha Phi 273
Pledge Day on Spruce Street.
Front row: C. Coyne, L. Rothwell, B. Frasher, M. McGhee, k. Brannigan. Middle row: S. Weaver, T. Forrester, M.B. McCaffrey, K. Hall, ). Mason,
M. Carter, R. Senseney, R. Kimble. Back row: A. Jeffrey, N. Colapelle, C. McCune, M. LeRose, M. Hanm, D. Ammars, C. Dickie, D. Walker, P.
Paugh, T. Elipolus, L Cutcher, A. Cofarth, L. Lloyd, L. Ballard.
274 Alpha Xi Delta
Front row: N. Friel, t. Snyder, P. Hillis, L. Everly, S. Swann, K. Zain. Middle row: R. Angotti, L. Skaff, D. Zech, C. Haller, R. Perri, J. Thomas, S.
Walton, J. Shia, ). Altmire, D. Post, C. Cook, S. Rubin. Back row: ). Parr, K. Miller, ). Hammerle, S. Dunn, M. McGhee, D. Mattingly, R. Michels,
C. Bailey, C. Meyer, K. Loudin, T. Light, M. Donahie, P. Lupini, W. Carder, T. Krick, S. Maroon, C. Dean, B. Buser.
Alpha Xi Delta 275
276 Chi Omega
Actives: front row: B. McCartney, C. Dozsa, C. Hunt, S. Bissett, L. Stallings, R. Neal, A. Veeck, T. Howell, L. Baker. Middle row: LA. Purdue, ).
Daniel, S. Mason, M. Palmer, J. jackfert, C. Cotter, P. Sova, B. Hellems, N. Kennedy, L. Stout, B. Bremer, L. Hardman. Back row: C. Cann, M.
Corulli, D. Russ, S. Totten, T. Rahall, L. Fasnacht, T.T. DeMarins, S. Taylor, T. Elmore, ). Dietsch, K. Shaffer, S. Todd, T. Artso.
Initiates: front row: M. Hathway, J. Ayers, C. Clapham, K. Kostur, K. Coffield, D. Canaday, K. Oklok, S. Cada, M. Burchik, M.A. Colgan, C.
Whitlock, D. Snyder, D. Gerby, D. Canaday. Back row: A. Bartoli, |. Depue, J. Eckenrode, ). Coleman, M.A. Luci, L. Chase, M.A. Oliver, K.
Mullins, C. Chico, W. Hinerman, M. DeMarco, M. Dupay, L. Daniel.
Chi Omega 277
Delta Delta Delta
First row: E. Sherman, T. Stein, C. Klingler, R. Pezzino, M. Lock, S. Bourner, C. O'Conner, D. Poore. Second row: C. Rumora, P. Rodgers, S.
Laman, S. Sheer, R. Little, D. Ours, P. Havranek, C. Young. Third row: ). Rice, D. Brizendine, M. Kenney, L. Featherstone, B. Miller, S. Swanson,
C. Frank, N. Beck. Fourth row: L. Ours, M. Peterson, D. Fogleman, C. Ruane, A. Curtis, D. Evans, K. Schaefer, L. Braun.
278 Delta Delta Delta
Ttu f ' " ' DlDonato - L Evan5 - Second r o w : C. Fuss, P. Sullivan, K. Andrews, T. Roman, C. Porec, L. Riddle K Kuhens Third
row: M. Tharp, |. Vince, L. Stamato, R. Floyd, L. Duralia, D. Daittillio, B. Danehart, L. Pajak. Fourth row: C. Preston, M, Harrover R Przybylski
N. Falkenstein, G. Armstrong, M. Sckundrich, D. Belknap, P. Akers. Fifth row: T. Menacerelli, K. Armstrong, C. Lauer C Venhem' L Wallace r'
Bogonovicn, N. Scott, C. Codo.
Delta Delta Delta 279
Front row: J. Colby, L. Bosiak, L. Gorrel, D. Shepler, T. Penhale, B. Norton, M. Long, D. Durstein. Middle row: C. Smith, C. Duffy. Back row: P.
Skaff, ). Thompson, D. Ritter, A. Winkler, S. Chinn, K. Klausing, K. Pauley, T. Mason, D.D. Vechon.
280 Delta Gamma
First row: L. DiTrapano, C. Long, C. Santoro, R. Pork, K. Sheedy, C. Legg, P. Murtha. Second row: ). Self, N. Becker, B. Ansel, J. Pitrolo, E.
McCartney, C. Cappell, Z. Williams. Third row: B. Furr, L. Moon, M. Pulice, K. Warden, M. Boyer, K. Cruse, B. Durst, D. Mattingly, B. Raynes, J.
Hoffman, P. Meadows. Fourth row: A. Lewis, C. Timms, T. Hensley, C. Park, K. Connolly, D. McRight, R. Harrah, S. Harper, M. Richards, C.
King, M. Pennington.
Delta Gamma 281
Gamma Phi Beta
First row: C. Coker, M. McNary, ). Dunmire, A. Havey. Second row: F. Koch, J. Patriarca, E. Boumoskey, C. Patriarca, T. Lucas, N. Mutz. Third
row: A. Spinner, ). Diacopoulos, T. Westcell, K. Wolf, F. Holland. Fourth row: E. Maize, L. Corey, B. Messic, D. Kaines, R. Patriarca, R. Ron-
bough, K. Johnston.
282 Gamma Phi Beta
First row: J. Peters, D. Murrin, V. Vining, L. Tondreau, V. D'Angelo, L. Fleming, C. McMullen, C. D'Aurora, T. Schuler, C. Johnson, A. Lovette, C.
McMullen. Second row: A. Bruce, L. Renus, K. Nelson, K. Cassidy, J. Ossman, B. Meredith. Third row: L. Andrews, D. Cranci, L. Wilson, P. Ross,
C. Creter, G. Smith, B. Dalton, G. DeCarlo. Fourth row: L. Hyatt, C. Casto, D. Schuler, J. Carpenter, C. Williams, C. Smith, L. Mason, G. Leonard.
Fifth row: J. Charlton, S. Shaffer, L. Cupps, C. Bucher, A. Barkey, L. Brant, K. King, C. Cuppett. Sixth row: L. Kincaid, J. Myers, P. Wagner, S.
Cook, K. Thomason, P. Tyson, J. Carter, N. Richards.
Pi Beta Phi 283
Front row: R. Burlton, L. Price, K. Merritt, ). Starn, A. McCartney, D. Harvey. Middle row: M. Warren, C. Hanak, J. Miller, L. Keefer, K. Ya-
ckaway, P. Gibson, B. Emerick, A. Mylar. Back row: K. Norris, M. Marinaro, D. Hairhogger, L. Granville-Smith, L. Kolski, ). Sandford, K. Yeager,
K. Madgewick, T. Butler, D. Schuster, C. Metheny, C. Annan, S. Provins, B. Brown, L. Bautista.
284 Kappa Delta
Front row: C. Nowak, M. Eckroth, S. Palcovik, M. Hodak, Y. George. Middle row: R. Williams, A. Priolette, ). Meseroll, S. East, C. Moats, B.
Shea. Back row: D. Shanklin, J. Hall, ). Albera, M. Burdette, K. Klebe, C. Wright, G. Young, N. Matzke, D. Tirpak, B. Miller, C. Johnson, D.
Hudson, S. Pierce, A. Duncan, M. Price, K. Weatherholt.
Kappa Delta 285
Kappa Kappa Gamma
Front row: K. Vechter, E. Dunivan, S. Hood, B. Randolph, N. Bartsch, D. Lacaria, E, McWhorter. Middle row: |. Ratcliff, C. Bonasso, K. Yoho, |.
Reed, S. Morgan, D. Arslain, A. Kersting, K. Shaffer. Back row: L. Dmytrush, H. Sotiriou, L. Terrizzi, D. McClain, S. Kersting, P. Fisher, R. Dutton,
J. Cooper, L. Young, M. Ackenhusen, R. Orr, D. Wright, C. Zeitz, ). Porter, S. Carmichael, S. Gentile.
286 Kappa Kappa Gamma
Beta Upsilon ranked high among
Kappa Kappa Gamma chapters this year.
The chapter received three awards at the
National Convention for gracious living,
membership and pledge training. Beta
Upsilon also received the Best Overall
Chapter Award at the Province Conven-
tion in Williamsburg, VA.
One of the newest programs for the
chapter is a fund raising philanthropy for
Crohn's disease. The chapter recently
initiated a Crohn's disease fund at WVU
through the cooperation of the WVU
Foundation and the WVU Medical
Other activities for the year included a
Monmouth Duo celebration with Pi Beta
Phi, a Founder's Day luncheon and a su-
per formal at Pipestem State Park. Many
of the sisters were also involved with
honoraries, Student Administration, Or-
chesis, cheerleading and other activities.
Front row: C. Cather, B. Randolph, N. Watkins, S. Cooper, A. Hopkins, M. North. Middle row: E. Matthews, R. Woodford, M. Campbell, C.
Critchfield, MA. Barnard, A. lanes, B. Shaffer. Back row: L. Palmar, L.A. Ferguson, T. Jeffries, K. McHugh, B. Klebe, M. Merry, S. Dawson, B.
McLaughlin, C. Daniels, M. Payne, N. Herald, S. Ford.
Kappa Kappa Gamma 287
Beta Theta Pi
As always, Beta's were active in cam-
pus social life and student government.
Congratulations to Ed Rahal for a job
well done as chairman of the 1978 r „..,.,, ,.,, T ^- _, r „ u , r- r-u ., □ ,_■ □ A i, a ,
, Front row: R. Wigal, |. Wilson, T. Goudy, E. Rahal, G. Chidester. Middle row: R. Hager, R. Oner, B. )ones,
Homecoming Committee and alumnus K Hosfelt, P. Barlow, J. Rowley. Back row: C. Martin, B. Swoyer, T. Martin, S. Mathias, C. Ober.
Gale Catlett in his first year as Mountain-
eer basketball coach.
Front row: E. Shay, T. Feazell, J. Spano, P. Melaughlin, M. Rhodes, P. Curtin, A. Myers, C. Haynes, S. Pack. Middle row: C. Bonneson, A. Gallo,
). Cieply, C Wright, T. Powell, B. Clapper, R. Brooks, C. Higgins. Back row: W. Lively, S. Horner, ). Mills, E. Shaffel, M. Barickman, R. DiFalco, L.
Smith, T. Homan.
288 Beta Theta Pi
Bottom: A. Mazkalnins. Second row: W. Curtis, ). Withrow, S. Anderson, T. Foster, P.). Kozicki, S. Emerson, |. Rada. Third row: G. Thompson, B.
Brubaker, R. Carvotta, J. Yaskcoe, B. Congrove, M. DeGroat, J. Cruttenden, R. Hemingway. Fourth row: M. Flugrath, E. Sheesley, M. Pancoast,
K. Younger. Fifth row: M. Boyer, B. Berardelli, R. Lindberg, B. Chiesi, J. LiButti.
Kappa Sigma 289
Delta Tau Delta
Front row: D. Bono, A. )ubinsky, D. Brown, R. DeAngelo, R. Arenson, B. Sylvester, C. Perez. Middle row: P. Farabaugh, D. Rosenberg, B.
Anderson, K. Kelly, D. Linger, C. Osburn, S. Parker, B. Trumble, M. Cassis, R. Sams, ). Colby. Back row: B. Ung, B. Crytzer, R. Lazarus, D. Slabe,
G. Topolnitski, ). Colembiewski, C. Graham, J. Bazzarre, S. Gordon, ). Dandrea, D. Tennant, M. Beltiore, S. Douglas.
290 Delta Tau Delta
A September tradition for the Delt's.
Front row: E. McAllister, R. Miller, B. Stein, T. Parker, C. Corrado, J. Tallarico, S. Cappellari. Middle row: T. Haden, ). Priebe, C. Brown, D.
Hawkins, R. Paladino, C. Cheetham, T. Allen, B. Long, B. Wilson, M. Williams, T. Howser. Back row: j. Ford, D. Selvey, B. Parsons, C. Smith, |.
Boland, G. Chaney, M. Rogers, W. Doverspike, S. Faller.
Delta Tau Delta 291
Front row: B. Winiesdorffer, E. Rizzo, R. Cooper, K. Nickerson, H. Mitchell, T. Kearns, R. Tebay, S. Worley, C. Chacko, R. Swoger, P. Farrell.
Back row: B. Kamis, A. Anido, J. Ponzurick, J. Citro, B. Warman, E. Vining, D. Moore, R. Whitham, ). Hoffman, D. Pitman, B. Work, R. Slavic, H.
Armbrust, M. Mareske.
292 Kappa Alpha
The Alpha Rho chapter of Kappa Al-
pha, founded in 1897, has one of the
oldest and strongest traditions on the
WVU campus. The KA's maintained
their image as leaders this year by cap-
turing first place in Greek Week.
Kappa Alpha also co-sponsored a
Christmas Party for the underprivileged
and a Billiards Tournament to raise
money for Muscular Dystrophy.
Other activities this year were winning
all-campus honors in archery, holding
jiffs and band parties, a Farmer's Ball and
playing music over the campus from our
speakers. The famous Old South Ball,
upholding Kappa Alpha's southern tradi-
tion, was also held.
Kappa Alpha Order, with its diverse
brotherhood, continues to excel . . .
South's gonna' do it again!
Front row: P. Vining, T. Zwicke, D. Girard, T. Traubert, G. Dragonir, S. McKenzie, ). Mullooly, T. Torchia, ). Parisi, B. Haggerty. Back row: E.
Reichman, ). Baum, E. Peters, R. Griffith, ). Rossa, B. Warman, E. Curtis, R. Swartz, M. Forse, K. Marisa, ). Ponzurick.
Kappa Alpha 293
The "Snakes" had a good year. They
have a new house on Beechurst, and
took several new members. The brothers
won their division in the Fraternity Intra-
mural competition. The 75th Anniversary
of the chapter was in February, and the
chapter has a firm future. While several
good men are graduating, the fraternity
The Sigma Nu's were also involved in
several other campus activities in-
cluding: AFROTC, student government,
Student Foundation, and various service
Front row: T. McGaha, R. Loudin, T. Drumwright. Middle row: M. Evans,
Huber, C. Pethel, J. Gdula, J. Pyner, G. Pomykata.
Vincent, B. Westfall, D. Knight. Back row: ). Bonds, K. Pinson,
294 Sigma Nu
Phi Delta Theta, founded in 1848 at
Miami University, was established on the
WVU campus in 1926. The 1978-79
school year was a successful one for the
Phi Delts. Phi Delta Theta helped raise
money for the blind and for the March
of Dimes as service activities. The Phi
Delts won their division in flag football,
tennis, raquetball and wrestling. Frater-
nity members also won the athlete of the
year and intramural manager of the year
awards this year.
Phi Delts were involved in a variety of
campus activities including: athletic
council, class honoraries, Pop Arts com-
mittee, Classical Arts committee and
Friendship, sound learning, and recti-
tude are all important in forming the
strong brotherhood which the Phi Delts
are proud of. Small, strong, and active,
Phi Delta Theta is a fraternity for life.
Phi Delta Theta
First row: B. Kern, E. Basham. Second row: T. Higgins, C. Kouklis, M. Reife, B. Francavilla, D. Carlin, ). Johnson, S. Smith. Third row: D. Stark, D.
Webster, D. Harris, B. Pokorski, ). Weaver. Fourth row: B. Hollot, K. Motley, P. Follain, B. Bibb, C. Simpson, M. Sabo. Fifth row: D. Dunmire, G.
Gayman, B. Parrish, M. Brown, T. Hellstern, C. Moreland, C. Huff, B. Tomajko.
Phi Delta Theta 295
Phi Gamma Delta
Front row: M. Martinelli, T. Schoen, S. Coccoza, D. Troyer, D. Riley, J. Inghram, C. Smith, ). Welko, B. Carey, D. Boring, G. Green. Middle row:
R. Hanlon, ). Drakeley, C. Jarrell, P. Thornhill, T. Knapp, R. Cicheskie. Back row: J. Bridi, B. Wingfield, C. Caggiano, T. Dick, R. Sears, D. Wakely,
C Noyes, S. Leigh, K. Rhodes, S. Hunsicker, M. Williams, B. O'Conner, E. Chesney, M. Smith, S. Kohne, L. Matheney, N. Holt, B. Phillips, S.
Newman, R. Cox, D. Gouachini.
296 Phi Gamma Delta
New initiates: S. Woodard, B. Spence, C. Dunbar.
Pi Kappa Phi is proud to be a part of
WVU's fraternity system. As WVU's
newest fraternity, it hopes to be an im-
portant part in the Greek world by
stressing brotherhood to all Greeks. The
brothers hope to be an asset to the
WVU campus and the Morgantown
Pi Kappa Phi originally had a chapter
at WVU from 1930-1938. It folded be-
cause of the depression and the pre-war
confusion. Due to several dedicated
people, Pi Kappa Phi was re-chartered
on November 11, 1978.
The brothers are currently looking for
a house and boast a membership of 25
men. The Pi Kapp's have been involved
in their national project: Playground
Units for the Severely Handicapped
The Pi Kapp's would like to express
one note to all those of WVU: "Watch
out . . . the Pi Kapp's are back!"
Front row: M. Gaunt, B. Misak, B. Laughner, D. McClenndon, P. Farley, M. Upton, |. Ryder, M. West, S. Merck, C. Winklemann, S. DePalma.
Back row: T. Robar, J. Peterson, C. Francis, B. Southworth, D. Sharpes, B. Fuchs, C. Huber, D. Ross, D. Strickland, |. Rumey.
Pi Kappa Phi 297
298 Phi Kappa Psi
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Phi Kappa Psi 299
Phi Sigma Kappa
300 Phi Sigma Kappa
Phi Sigma Kappa 301
Front row: |. Photiadis, D. Bonnsletter, T. Burlas, R. Silvis, L. Schalk, |. Pahl, T. Kohari, F. Sonson, E. Koellener, B. Hogue, D. Lumsford. Back row:
D. Ward, S. Morris, D. Johnson, E. Nemeroff, W. Runner, ). Alexander, M. Brubaker, S. Listello, T. Cutia, K. Eisaman, T. Whiting, M. Wilkins, V.
Fabrizzi, G. Dillon, C. Critchlow, D. Silver, G. Ayres, S. Morgan, B. Fitzpatrick, S. Baron, G. Hamrick, |. Schaefer.
302 Sigma Chi
Front row: ). Lock, P. Pin, P.J. Jackson, B. Hamilton, J. Messerly, M. Clark, S. Goodman, J. Biser, R. Scharf, A. Skaff. Back row: M. Glasgow, A.
Boyd, A. Cadle, S. Fisher, T. Freese, B. Griffith, D. Oshnock, J. Zora, F. Bolt, M. Merola, R. Kody, B Huff, D. Gunnoe, B. O'Brian, R. D'Angelo, K.
Geis, J. Robertson, J. Prothero, T. Kearns, A. Huff, |. Lawman, B. Meagher, K. Rich, J. Polen, B. Moyle, P. Whalen, S. Bendig.
Sigma Chi 303
Sigma Phi Epsilon
R. Doyle, S. Happe, T. Williams, G. Uhler, K. Sansalone, ). Fowler, M. Price, J. Funderburk, T. Cerami, R. Tolley, J. Helms, R. Walker, L. Graham,
P. Cassera, ). Hatfield, T. Williams, ). Connell, F. Carrol, B. Kelley, K. Thompson, ). Kisner, W. Fagley, C. Marino, E. Dyer, A. Ferguson, P. Deahin,
S. Ash, R. Mathias, ). Beverage, M. Schreiber, ). Heineke, T. Way, D. Siegrist, R. Henry, K. Strell, B. Hadley, K. Hall, T. Emsweller, C. Castilow, A.
Lockadoo, D. Harrah, V. Matz, B. Treasure, D. Young, K. Allen, V. Tornes, M. Carr, L. Kushnak.
304 Sigma Phi Epsilon
K Rose B. Bailey, |. Capon, R. Burroughs, B. Harvit, G. Charney, ). Bataglia, J. Simpson, D. Heiles, B. Day, D. DeYoung, M. Rich, L. Embrey, B.
Walker C Waugawian C. Bicher, M. Detilich, D. Berger, C. Gleason, K. Gleason, |. Bailey, G. Beall, L. Talbot, B. Dilillo, R. Henry. R. Opat,ck,
S. Buch'holz, ). Boyer, J. Maxin, D. Siegrist, P. Cassera, J. Fowler, K. Thompson, K. Pyles, S. Volk, C. Castilow, Drsco Deer.
Sigma Phi Epsilon 305
Phi Kappa Sigma
Benefitting from alumni assistance, the
Alpha Gamma chapter of Phi Kappa
Sigma improved its surroundings consid-
erably. The Housing Corporation came
through with many repairs to the chapter
house. A fine group of initiates gives
promise for a bright future. Participating
in many sports, the "Phi Kaps" captured
many division championships. The year
of social events climaxed with the an-
nual Black and Gold formal at the Ra-
Front row: P. Khoury, |. Hughes. Middle row: S. Pratt, J. Beach, E. Newcomer, M. Jenkins. Back row: ). Robson, M. Sakino, M. Hose, J.T
burger, V. Posey, K. Borring, C. Elam, D. Monahan, B. Seavy.
306 Phi Kappa Sigma
Alpha Phi Omega
Front row: ). Walters, F. Gilmer, S. Lenz, B. Hanlin, P. Welch, D. Matthews, |. Niles. Back row: T. Anselene, H. Gibson, M. Stokes, J. Captain, S.
Muth, L. Bunin, L. Scanga, J. Thomas, M. McKay.
Alpha Phi Omega; Samothrace 307
Interior Design Association
First row: S. Taylor, C. Dozsa, M.B. Knapp, K. Schulz, K. Swope. Second row: H. Ang, ). Rura, D. Foust, T. Schaar, D. Bamor. Third row: F.
Hayes, P. Breslin, L. Byron, ). Tarr, D. Wegner, J. Lewis. Fourth row: K. Foltz, I. Harding, M.A. Turner, P. Collins, P. Rebich, T. Longacre, C.
Ruane, R. Perdue.
Professional Recreation Society
Front row: L. Davidson, N. Held, R. Lechliter, |. Diduch. Back row: ).M. Hutchison, J. Adams, J. Formica, B. Mendenhall.
308 Interior Design Association; Professional Recreation Society
Pi Sigma Alpha
First row: P. Ayers, B. Burkett, C. Nebel, S. Hartley, L. Brouse, S. Barton. Second row: D. Brailer, L. Coldsmith. Third row: W. Stanislaw, C.
Chambers, M. Williams, C. Underwood, B. Pecore, M. Esposito. Fourth row: T. Aurandt, D. McQuain, S. Viglianco.
Beta Alpha Psi
First roi •• L. Bahurinsky, D. Pratt, |. Massinople, R. Duncan, N. Hahne. Second row: W. Bocchini, M. Skaggs, L. Halecky, T. Sears, S. Stanczak, S.
Combs. Third row: D. Sauerwein, N. Colasante, M. Alastanos, L. Tenley, S. Rapp, D. Schmidt, C. Perkins. Fourth row: B. Russell, D. Hill, W.
Parker, L. France, B. Kagan, B. Luff, K. Luff, D. Priest. Fifth row: ). Yeager, B. O'Brien, |. Deal, C. Dunbar, F. Smith, C. Dowling, ). Hill. Sixth row:
L. Dora, B. Musser, K. Hartsog, P. Smith. Seventh row: R. Campbell, T. White, P. Welch, M. McGee, T. Anderson, A. A. Neidermeyer.
Pi Sigma Alpha; Beta Alpha Psi 309
Front row: C. Dunbar, S. Barton, R. Shobe, J. Pyner, |. Florence. Middle row: C. Bellott, S. Stanczak, L. Legg, D. Post, |. Hall. Back row: R.
McClure, R. Stalnaker, D. Brailer, D. Snyder.
First row: C. Trembly, L. Almerino, P. Paugh, A. Ice, P. Welch. Second row: Mrs. Gene Budig, C. Cline, K. Warfield, K. Balawender, E. Matthews,
C. Atman. Third row: J. Gramlich, S. Koletar, S. East, C. Chambers, C. Soccorsi. Fourth row: Mrs. Richard Craig, S. Clements, ). Fibbi, L. Arm-
strong, C. Nebel.
310 Sphinx; Mortar Board
Front row: K. Plunkett, F. Martirano, Miss B. Miller, D. Vargo, C. Brosh. Back row: C. Johnson, D. Vachon, B. Block, ). Aovermale.
International Student Association
Front row: E. Barkat, I. Baloch, B. Alvis, N. Haq, P. Limpabandh. Back row: S. Nkan, ). Ch. .,, S. Khan, S. Al-Majid, A. Hdedeji, Z. Al-Shawaf.
Chimes; International Student Association 31 1
Seated: R. Windom, J. Vaughn, S. Wehner, S. Starkey, M. Victorson, |. Lamp. Standing: D. Daniels, E. Parker, D. Lunstord, M. Fulton, E. Hicks, T.
Creeden, D. Hendrickson, G. Mendenhall, D. Frame, D. Post, M. Kelly, D. Snyder, R. Boyle, C. Howard, T. Rogers, M. Froetschel, D. Wetsch, R.
Poling, B. Birckhead, R. Keener, ). Bowers, D. Brailer, D. Workman, T. Meisel.
of Industrial Engineers
For the first time in ten years, WVU
served as host for the regional student
conference of the American Institute of
The conference theme was T.O.G.A.
(Topics on Gaining Acceptance into the
job you want as a graduating IE). The
agenda included many social items,
speeches by Dr. Gene Woolsey and In-
ternational AIIE President Dr. Sid Gil-
breath, and representatives from 12 pri-
A total of 19 schools, representing
eight states, attended the conference.
Everyone in attendance received infor-
mation about the coal, glass, and other
businesses, along with some pamphlets
showing the beauty and richness found
in West Virginia.
American Institute of Industrial Engineers 313
Leading the Mountaineers . . .
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Different moments called for different reactions.
Always a busy place
The wireroom is always a busy place.
Reporters, both staff and volunteer, make the DA
the award winning paper that it is.
Despite criticism, the DA remains a major facet at
316 Daily Athenaeum
The paper is checked for errors and placement in
Stephanie Stout works on a story.
Daily Athenaeum 317
Dedication and determination of the drum major
and all involved with the band made this year the
The great feeling begins with the arrival of the per-
318 Marching Band
Marching Band 319
Dave Thomas got a bit bored at the Syracuse game
Football enthusiasm was rare this season
320 Marching Band
WVU Marching Band
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Marching Band 321
Preparing for Tri-State
"Vertical speed chop"-one of the most demand-
Paul Wohlberg attacks his pole in order to obtain a
■■%M :• t .-
Dave Edgel places with his performance in "tree
Mark Strait heads the Tri-State team for 1979.
322 Forestry Competition
The WVU Foresters once again held a
qualifying meet in the spring to deter-
mine who would travel to Tri-State com-
petition. The meet was held at the Arch-
ery Range near Coopers Rock on March
25. Persons holding the top three places
in each event attended Tri-State.
Pete Bloomer and Dwight Gerding placed at the
qualifying meet and went on to win at Tri-State.
Emily Fleming aims for the bulls-eye in "axe
Forestry Competition 323
Foresters do it in the Woods
Pete Bloomer and Emily Fleming won a position on
the Tri-State team by placing in "lack and
Paul Wohlberg began the morning with "tree
324 Forestry Competition
Dwight Gerding, senior, tried for an accurate aim
in "pulp throw."
Pete Bloomer, chief forester, had a good time in
"vertical speed chop."
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Jim Reynolds had an excellent showing in "tree
By 8 a.m. on Friday, April 20, team
members were assembled at Percival
Hall to board the bus for Tri-State.
Loaded down with axes and saws, the
members arrived in Syracuse late Friday
night. The competition, against Penn
State and Syracuse, was held Saturday,
April 21. The final score found WVU on
the bottom. Fun and sore muscles were
the outcome for most of the foresters.
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Forestry Competition 325
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OTuniaiimeeF 1 own
Wherever one looks in Morgantown, WVU students are
there. Whether it is working for extra money or participating in
community service projects, the students are part of the city.
The city is part of West Virginia University. All the students at
WVU, all the residents of the community and the state are
Livin' Mountaineer Style.
The Monticola staff would like to thank the following parents for their support:
Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Allen
Mr. and Mrs. G. Murray Allen
Mrs. Mary )o Aloi
Mr. and Mrs. Lins R. Alt
Mr. and Mrs. A.S. Ammar
Lt. Col. and Mrs. C.R. Anderegg
Mrs. Esther T. Anselene
Mr. and Mrs. George Apostolou
Mr. and Mrs. Steve Atsalis
Mr. and Mrs. Aurandt
Mr. and Mrs. W.O. Barnard
Dr. Edward B. Barnes
Mr. and Mrs. Sanford Barton
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Bartone
Col. and Mrs. Philip O. Bauer
Mr. and Mrs. John Beard
Mr. and Mrs. John Bees
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Beggs
Mr. and Mrs. John Beitel
Mr. and Mrs. F. Belkowski
Lt. Col. and Mrs. Fred Belknap
Mrs. Ada E. Bell
Mr. and Mrs. Willian E. Bender
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel J. Bennett
Mr. and Mrs. John N. Bennett
Mr. and Mrs. Ben Bentley
Mr. and Mrs. Russell Berrett
Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Besser, Jr.
Mrs. Edward Bickhardt
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Bloomer
Mr. and Mrs. Donald Blydenburgh
Mr. and Mrs. Gene W. Boggs
Mr. and Mrs. James Boggs
Mr. and Mrs. Louis Bohince
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Boher
Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Bolyard
Mr. and Mrs. Doyle Boothroy
Ms. Mary Emma Bowen
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Brandt
Mr. and Mrs. Willian C. Braun, Jr.
Mr. George Breshock
Mr. and Mrs. W.C. Broadwater
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas D. Browning
Mr. and Mrs. Willaim E. Brubaker
Dr. Robert L. Brutsche
Mr. and Mrs. Edwin L. Buckley, Jr.
Mr. Todd H. Bullard
Ms. Jane Ellen Bullis
Mr. and Mrs. Darrell L. Bultrick
Mr. and Mrs. William P. Burdette
Mr. and Mrs. C.R. Burkett
Dr. and Mrs. Edward Burkhardt
Mr. and Mrs. W. Butler
Mrs. Shirley Byron
Mr. and Mrs. Pete Calderone
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Caldwell
Mr. and Mrs. Roland C. Caldwell
Mr. and Mrs. Benedetto Capparelli
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Carmichael
Mr. and Mrs. Dale C. Carr
Mrs. Johnnie Mae Cash
Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Cavender, Jr.
Mr. W. Dickerson Charlton
Mr. and Mrs. John N. Charnock, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Chesney
Mr. Bernard Chelko
Mr. and Mrs. Frank A. Chelko
Mr. Ang Piak Chua
Mr. and Mrs. Niles Clarke
Mr. James M. Geary, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. John D. Clifford
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Cobb
Mr. and Mrs. Edgar D. Coffin, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Cole
Mr. W.R. Coleman
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Combs
Mr. and Mrs. Donald Combs
Mr. Charles L. Conner
Mr. and Mrs. James E. Cook
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Coram
Mr. and Mrs. Harry G. Corbin
Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Correale
Mr. and Mrs. Keith Crane
Dr. and Mrs. Carl Crimm
Ms. Sandra M. Crowley
Dr. and Mrs. John C. Cwik
Mr. and Mrs. George Davis
Mr. and Mrs. W.L. Davis
Ms. Betty J. Davidson
Mr. and Mrs. Frank C. Davidson
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Dawson
Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Dawson
Mr. and Mrs. William Day
Mrs. J. P. Dayton
Mr. and Mrs. James R. Dearien
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Debsky
Mr. and Mrs. Robert B. Delano
Mr. and Mrs. Cloras Dickerson
Mr. and Mrs. Urban Dishart
Mr. and Mrs. Donald Droullard
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Duda
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Dunn
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Edsall
Mr. Daniel Embody, Sr.
Ms. Gloria E. English
Mr. and Mrs. George L. Evans
Mr. and Mrs. O.H. Fansler
Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. Faris
Mr. and Mrs. Roy N. Farley
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph C. Feola
Mr. and Mrs. John Fisher
Mr. and Mrs. William Fisher
Mr. Edward J. Finley
Mr. Harold Fletcher
Mr. and Mrs. Harold T. Fogarty
328 Parent Patrons
Mr. and Mrs. Howard Foglesong
Mr. and Mrs. Richard E. Ford
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Formica
Mr. and Mrs. C.J. Forner
Mr. and Mrs. H.E. Forse, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Forse
Mr. and Mrs. Alvin O. Foster
Mr. and Mrs. Glenn A. Fox
Mr. and Mrs. James French
Mr. Claude H. Frost, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Fulton
Mr. and Mrs. John Calik
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond George
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Gerding
Mr. and Mrs. John L. Gerwig
Mr. and Mrs. David G. Gibson
Mr. and Mrs. Leonard W. G if ford
Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Gleason
Mr. and Mrs. F.O. Gleiser
Mr. and Mrs. Grady Glover
Mr. and Mrs. James Graham
Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Gregorius
Mr. and Mrs. Fleet C. Gumm
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. H. Gunter
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur F. Gutshall
Mr. and Mrs. George Jacobs
Ms. Dolores L. Jamison
Mr. and Mrs. James C. Jeffrey
Mr. and Mrs. Leonard W. Johnson
Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Johnson, Sr.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter E. Johnson
Mr. Charles L. Jones
Mr. and Mrs. D.E. Jones
Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Jones
Mr. and Mrs. Kyle Jones
Mr. and Mrs. William O. Jordan
Mr. and Mrs. John C. Judge
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hailstone
Mr. and Mrs. James F. Hare, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. J.R. Harsh
Mr. and Mrs. William L. Haye
Mr. and Mrs. Edward D. Hayes
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Hemmerdinger
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Herrick
Mr. and Mrs. Friedhel E. Hesse
Mrs. Joane F. Hicks
Dr. and Mrs. Douglass O. Hill
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Z. Hoar
Dr. and Mrs. L.C. Hoblitzell
Mr. and Mrs. Carl R. Holden
Ms. Doris V. Holliday
Mr. and Mrs. John Hredzak
Mr. and Mrs. Bernard J. Hrosik
Mr. and Mrs. O.J. Humphreys
Mrs. Jean Kady
Mr. and Mrs. John F. Kalina
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Kalo, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. August P. Katrencik
Mr. James J. Kearns, Sr.
Mrs. Jack R. Keiter
Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Kelly
Mr. and Mrs. DeWitt E. Kemp, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. John A. Kershenstein
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth C. Kidd
Mr. and Mrs. N. Leroy Kirk
Mr. and Mrs. Alan Klonisky
Col. and Mrs. J.B. Knotts
N. Carole Glass Koritko
Mr. and Mrs. Mel Kostur
Mr. and Mrs. Wallace H. Kratzer
Mr. and Mrs. F.J. Krecek
Mr. and Mrs. H.D. Kulikowski
Mr. and Mrs. Howard R. Kutcher
Mr. and Mrs. John J. Kutys
Mr. and Mrs. Charles J. Lafferre
Mr. and Mrs. Donald A. Lambert
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Landau
Mr. and Mrs. Charles L. Lantz
Parent Patrons 329
Ms. Romaine Laughner
Mr. and Mrs. Jack R. Lechliter
Mr. and Mrs. William B. Lee
Mr. and Mrs. W. Warren Lee
Mr. and Mrs. William B. Legg
Mrs. Almeda C. Leichter
Mr. and Mrs. Angelo Leonardi
Mr. and Mrs. Darrell Lester
Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Lewis, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. E.H. Lilli
Mr. and Mrs. C. Berkley Lilly
Mr. and Mrs. S.E. Lindley, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Lombardi
Mr. and Mrs. John Lopacki
Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Losh
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Luci
Mr. and Mrs. R.N. Mackinnon
Mr. and Mrs. Edward P. Macknovitz
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Maher
Mr. and Mrs. E.S. Mann
Mr. and Mrs. Tony Manzo
Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Marion
Mr. and Mrs. Donald O. Martin
Mr. and Mrs. James C. Martin
Mr. and Mrs. Peter W. Martin, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. B.W. Mason
Mr. and Mrs. Victor W. Mason, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Massey
Mr. and Mrs. John R. Matthews
Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. May Sr.
Ms. Lillian P. Mayfield
Mr. and Mrs. Del Mencarelli
Mr. and Mrs. Lemoyne R. Merinar
Ms. Beverly Miller
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Miller
Ms. Mary C. Miller
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Miller
Mrs. Emilie R. Mitchell
Mr. and Mrs. William Monko
Mr. and Mrs. Albert M. Morgan
Mrs. Frances Murphy
Mr. and Mrs. John Murphy
Mr. and Mrs. John R. Murphy
Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Mutz
Mr. and Mrs. Howard Myers
Mr. and Mrs. Francis McCloskey
Mr. and Mrs. Cecil McCutcheon
Mr. and Mrs. J. Kenneth McDonald
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond C. McCready
Mr. and Mrs. James McGraw
Mr. and Mrs. David McKinney, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Nara
Mr. and Mrs. Robert P. Newcomer, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Nguyen Dinh Ngoc
Mrs. Betty J. Nolte
Mr. and Mrs. John L. Oliverio
Ms. Ann M. O'Neill
Dr. and Mrs. James E. Overberger
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Overdorff
Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Owens
Mr. and Mrs. James P. Owens
Mr. and Mrs. Donald L. Painter
Mr. and Mrs. Hugo Paladino
Dr. and Mrs. Bernard Palma
Mr. and Mrs. John Pankulics
Mr. and Mrs. Oran W. Panner
Mr. and Mrs. George Papson
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Parker
Mr. and Mrs. Conley Parsley, Sr.
Mr. and Mrs. Leonard L. Paul
Mr. and Mrs. Alexander G. Pavidies
Mr. and Mrs. Emil Pavlovich
Dr. and Mrs. William J. Peard
Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Peet
Mr. and Mrs. Dominic Pellegrini
Mr. and Mrs. Albert L. Persinger
Mr. and Mrs. Laurence Persinger
Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Peterson
Mr. and Mrs. Dale Pollart
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph A. Pollack
Mrs. Betty Porter
Mr. Jerry Porter
Mr. and Mrs. John N. Porter
Dr. and Mrs. Boyd W. Post
Mr. and Mrs. Clay Post
Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Powell
Mr. James Prager
Mr. and Mrs. James E. Pritchett
Mr. and Mrs. Watson E. Provost
Mr. and Mrs. Charles F. Pyner, Jr.
Mr. Albert H. Rafter
Mr. Edwin L. Reaves
Mr. and Mrs. Owen Reed
Mr. and Mrs. W.K. Reese
Mr. and Mrs. Louis J. Reynolds, Sr.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Richter
Mr. and Mrs. William F. Riffle
330 Parent Patrons
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Rizzo
Mr. and Mrs. John V. Roberts
Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Robinson
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas H. Robinson
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph C. Roesser
Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Rose
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas P. Ruane
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Rubie
Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Ruffolo
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Rumbaugh
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Sanna
Mr. and Mrs. M.J. Sauper
Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Saville
Mr. and Mrs. Ned Saylor
Mr. and Mrs. William H. Schaar
Mr. and Mrs. M. Schwartz
Mr. and Mrs. Willian H. Seiler
Mr. and Mrs. Frederick M. Selby
Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Setliff
Mr. Howard D. Shaffer
Mr. and Mrs. Loran R. Shaffer
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Shaffron
Mr. and Mrs. John Sheppard
Mr. and Mrs. Donald Shingleton
Mr. and Mrs. Lowell C. Shinn, Sr.
Dr. and Mrs. Robert Shirey
Col. Roy B. Shrout, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Simunich
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Sirney
Mrs. Irma H. Slick
Mr. and Mrs. Charles B. Smith
Mr. and Mrs. John W. Smith
Mr. and Mrs. Wilson Smith
Mr. and Mrs. James A. Snarr
Mr. and Mrs. James F. Sneed
Mr. and Mrs. Robert F. Solly
Mr. Ghassem Sookhakian
Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Sowers
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Clay Spencer
Mr. and Mrs. John E. Spiegel
Lt. Col. and Mrs. Henry W. Stantus
Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Stiles
Mr. Donald C. Strimbeck
Mr. and Mrs. Richard L Stone
Ms. Sara Ann Sweet
Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Swim
Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Tabor
Mr. and Mrs. William J. Talarico
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Tarbuck, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Tarka, Sr.
Mrs. Ray E. Tarr
Mr. and Mrs. Edwin H. Taylor
Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Taylor
Dr. and Mrs. R.S. Temeles
Mrs. Mary C. Templeton
Mr. Paul M. Templeton
Ms. Betty E. Tennant
Mrs. Genevieve Terneus
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Testerman
Mr. and Mrs. Everett Thompson
Mr. and Mrs. Richard M. Thompson
Mr. and Mrs. Roy ). Thompson
Capt. and Mrs. J.R. Thomson
Mr. William H. Thorne
Mr. and Mrs. Kent Thorpe, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs Gino Tiberio
Mr. and Mrs. Wade S. Tinney
Mr. and Mrs. Richard H. Troxell, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Tucker
Mr. and Mrs. Jack T. Turner
Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Ullum
Mr. and Mrs. Alvin J. Vance, Sr.
Mr. and Mrs. R.J. Wampler
Mr. and Mrs. Steve J. Wassick
Mr. and Mrs. E.F. Waters
Mr. and Mrs. Roy L Weaver
Mr. and Mrs. W.L. Webb
Mr. and Mrs. Bond Weber
Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Weisner, Sr.
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence E. Wells
Mr. Paul R. Westfall
Mr. and Mrs. Burl White
Mr. and Mrs. John J. White, Sr.
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph M. White
Mr. and Mrs. James Witson
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas C. Wilson
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wingerd
Mrs. J.E. Winiesdorffer
Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Witkowski
Ms. Marian G. Wood
Mr. J.R. Wood
Mr. and Mrs. Arch Woodell
Mr. and Mrs. C.W. Woodford
Mr. and Mrs. Milton Woods, Jr.
Mr. and Mrs. Donald E. Wolfe
Mr. and Mrs. William Wolfer
Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Workman
Mr. and Mrs. B.L. Wright
Ms. Elaine E. Wright
Mr. and Mrs. Howard F. Wyatt
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Wycoff
Mr. and Mrs. Bobbie Young
Mr. and Mrs. Ross Young
Mr. and Mrs. Russell Young
Mr. and Mrs. John B. Zappone
Mr. and Mrs. R.J. Zelenko
Mr. Robert I. Zopp
Parent Patrons 331
We Love You
You're gonna love
We borrowed some nice ideas
from your mother
Across Monogahela Blvd.
North of WVU Coliseum
NJRAL NATIONAL BANK
P. 0. Box 3346
Morgantown, W. Va. 26505
NOT THE BIGGEST BANK-BUT
THE ONLY BANK YOU'LL EVER NEED
MEMBER FDIC AND FEDERAL
"CORNER HARTMAN RUN ROAD
AND ROUTE 7"
MORGANTOWN, WV 292-3332
Fine Carpets, Furniture, and Drapes
2908 University Ave.
Morgantown, WV 26505
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We can make it easier, with
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results-oriented marketing tools. Well
present YOU& qualifications in the BEST
• direct mail
possible manner. Special Student Rates!
• employer lists
• curriculum vitaes
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P. O. BOX 4291 MORGANTOWN, WW 26S05
A FULL SERVICE BANK
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'Serving students of West Virginia University'
Congratulations and Best Wishes to the
79 WVU Graduates
211 Grant Ave.
Morgantown, West Virginia 26505
Home Cooked Meals
Really Fast Service
368 High St.
Morgantown, WVa 26505
DISCOUNT MEAL CARDS AVAILABLE
11 am— 7 pm
Monday— Friday I i
MOUNTAINEER NATIONAL BANK
447 High St.
"Specialist in Sports"
Good Luck to the
The Bottom Half
located in the Mountaineer Mall
Opposite Junior High |
On Spruce Street
Convenient parking at
our back door
17 BEECHURST AVE./ MORGANTOWN, WV 26505/ (304) 296-0078
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the Class of 1979
344 High Street
We Love You
Across Monongahela Blvd.
North of WVU Coliseum
The Business Manager
1979 Monticola would like
to thank the following
people for their help in
obtaining the much
Watusi Mobile Homes, Inc.
1 758 Mileground
Morgantown, West Virginia 26505
At Watusi, service and quality never
go out of style.
We Trade Anything
We carry 12 and 14 feet wide homes,
double wide and modular homes.
We now are the only dealer of
fine-quality Holly Park Homes
in the Tri-State Area.
ACCESS TO BOTH CAMPUSES
Full Food Service
Central Air Conditioning
(with Color TV & Kitchenettes)
Social & Recreational Programs
• A mature atmosphere for the
Serving male and female students 01
West Virginia University
". . .it is the purpose of this
Foundation to aid, strengthen and further
in every useful way the educational purposes
of West Virginia University and to develop an
interest and affection between the University
and its alumni and friends."
61 7 Spruce Street
Post Office Box 894
Morgantown, WV 26505
dedicated to the futuf? of c West c Vii?inia University"
We've enjoyed serving you during your college years!
Best wishes for your continued achievements!
"The people who know how to help/'
The First National Bank
Member Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
• Member Federal Reserve System
370 High Street
217 High Street
Morgantown, W. Va 26505
DIAL 292 3107
GOLDEN PARROT GIFTS 292-2843
330 HIGH ST.
MORGANTOWN, WV 26505
311 Cobun Ave.
"The South Park
180 Willey St.
In appreciation of
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Gre^ g Road
.-.r.town, West Virginia 26505
343 High Street
The Pacesetter Bank
Morgantown, West Virginia
The Convenience Machine helped
many students with the weekend
Robert A. Yagle
379 High St.
TEAM, GROUP, OR
CLUB CUSTOM UNIFORM
229 Pleasant Street
400 High Street
Scotto's became a popular
lunch spot downtown.
Your Book Store
Now and in the years to come.
Books for your professional reference,
practical know-how and reading pleasure.
Professional and specialized Supplies.
The exclusive Mountaineer design keepsakes,
and WVU impiinted items.
Regional books and records.
Medical Center Campus
Medical Education Bldg.
Potomac State College
The 1979 Monticola staff has adopted many new ideas and concepts in this
book. We would like to thank the students, faculty and parents for their help and
support throughout the year.
We would like to recognize the following people for their special interest in our
Mr. Brentz Thompson
Ms. Helen Burnett
Ms. Deborah C. Moore
Mr. Robert Creasman
Mr. C.T. Miller
Col. Chuck Savedge
Ms. Jill Nau
Mr. Mike Pell
Mr. Rod Windom
Mr. Mike Fulton
Ms. Kathe Knotts
Mr. Earl Mostoller
Herff Jones Yearbooks
Lisa M. Cwik
Mark A. Cox
Was 1978-79 as good as the previous years? The point is not
dreams of the present than to be compared with successes
and accomplishments of the past. Each year and each achieve-
ment ought to be judged separately and never in comparison
to any other.
The year proved to uphold many traditions. Once again Pitt
and Penn State conquered the Mountaineers on the gridiron.
Pledge Day-exciting to be involved, exciting to
The Craft Shop at Towers provided a unique way to
"find" gifts for any occasion.
Livin' Mountaineer Style 347
West Virginia is still known as the hillbilly state. But, as one
southern West Virginian said, "The only people who do not
like being called hillbillies are those who aren't".
The year of 1978-79 was one in which traditions were con-
tinued. The Alpha Xi's once again produced the Homecoming
Queen. Gale Catlett brought the feeling of pride to the fans of
the basketball team, as he began building a successful ball
The Old Stone House is a landmark of West
State Rt. 7 in the fall-another example of West Vir
The Pride of West Virginia!
348 Livin' Mountaineer Style
Controversy over athletic situations hit the University. Dr.
Leland Byrd resigned due to the conflicts that resulted.
The Marching Band continued to be the highlight of the
University and the state. The Pride of West Virginia helped to
bring national recognition to the Mountaineers as they thrilled
the crowd at the Oklahoma game.
President Carter brought the country to Elkins when he ap-
peared at the Forest Festival in October.
Pre-game warm-up-a hard act to follow.
The Doobie Brothers performed well and the
crowd wanted them to play all night.
Livin' Mountaineer Style 349
Those living in the present should never align all their ac-
tions with those of the past. The opportunities of the present
can never be like those of the past. The scene is never the
The year slipped by in a rather unnoticed fashion. However,
it will be remembered because it marks the ending of an era,
the ending of a decade.
Controversy hit the rifle team. It was in the plans to
eliminate the team of national champs.
The rowing team could be seen practicing on the
Mon everyday at 4 p.m.
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As we move into the 1980's, some of the traditions will be
dropped or forgotten, others will be started. Most important
of all, the Mountaineer tradition will continue. Without that
tradition, there can be no West Virginia University. WVU has
so many traditions that if we would try to break them and be-
gin new ones, we would become lost in the transition into the
Marsha Crites, med tech freshman, found snow-
balling a good way to have some fun.
Livin' Mountaineer Style 351
WVU students may come from all over the world, may
study different subjects, and may live in different places while
in Morgantown. But, by being a part of the University, the
Mountaineer tradition becomes a part of the individual. Upon
leaving West Virginia University and Morgantown, each stu-
dent realizes that he was and will continue to be Livin' Moun-
The Marching Band will continue the Mountaineer
pride into the future.
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