Funds from the 1997 Fiesta Bowl football game will be split among several academic, student service, and athletic projects. The proceeds from the Orangemen's Dec. 31, 1997, matchup with Kansas State come to about $1.8 million.
      Previous bowl proceeds and other SU Athletics Department revenues have also gone directly into student-centered projects such as scholarships, enhanced classrooms, the Comstock Art Facility, and Flanagan Gymnasium.
      About one-third of the most recent funds will be designated for on-campus projects. These include equipping 10 general purpose classrooms in various buildings with high-end teaching technologies, creating classroom spaces in Watson Hall, creating a presentation and videoconferencing classroom, and establishing a fund to support more student-faculty interaction.
      Funds will also be used to purchase a van for the Office of Residence Life to provide transportation for off-campus activities related to the Arts Adventure Program and the Center for Public and Community Service.
      The balance of Fiesta Bowl proceeds will go to the Athletics Department. Half will be allocated to the endowment fund for student-athlete scholarships, and the remainder to fund several capital athletics projects including the new women's softball field, an air-inflated practice bubble facility, and the ongoing Carrier Dome roof replacement effort.
                          —KATHRYN LEE


On May 17 U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno traveled to Syracuse University to serve as keynote speaker for the College of Law's 1998 Commencement ceremonies. Reno's visit capped off a year during which many distinguished guests visited SU to speak to students, faculty, and staff on a wide array of topics. Among them:

  • Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan spoke to undergraduate and graduate students as a guest of the School of Management and the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs;
  • CNN senior White House correspondent Wolf Blitzer presented an on-campus talk sponsored by the Jewish Student Union;
  • Kweisi Mfume, national president and CEO of the NAACP, appeared as keynote speaker for SU's 1998 Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Dinner;
  • Author Robert Fulghum served as SU's 1998 Commencement speaker;
  • Millard Drexler, Gap CEO; Robert Mettler, president of merchandising with Sears, Roebuck and Co.; and Joseph Abboud, head of Joseph Abboud Worldwide, visited the College for Human Development as part of its Sue Ann Genet Lecture Series;
  • ABC News correspondent Bettina Gregory delivered the keynote address at SU's fifth annual Women's Leadership Conference;
  • Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne Jr. and former U.S. Senator Paul Simon appeared at the Maxwell School as part of its State of Democracy Series;
  • Ron Meyer, president and COO of MCA Inc., and Terry Semel, chair and co-CEO of Warner Bros. and Warner Music Group, spoke on campus as guests of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications' Center for the Study of Popular Television; and
  • Lowell "Bud" Paxson '59, chairman and CEO of Paxson Communications Corp., visited the Newhouse School.
                 —JEFFERY CHARBONEAU

When film major Andrew Baizen '98 headed for Hollywood last spring, he hoped to get a little experience at a film production company, something he could point to when looking for a job after graduation. But he got more than just a line for his resume. He worked on one of the most profitable movies ever made: Titanic.
      The College of Visual and Performing Arts student interned at Lightstorm Entertainment, the production company run by Titanic director James Cameron. His first day of work also happened to be the first day of "insert shooting"—filming small moments that, for the most part, don't require the presence of the director or principal actors.
      Baizen was involved in setting up many of Titanic's insert shots. In one, valuable paintings are shown sinking beneath the sea. Baizen was out of camera range holding the edges of the pictures and moving them around. In another shot, a large chandelier shakes violently. Says Baizen proudly: "I shook it."
                  —CYNTHIA MORITZ

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