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CLASS ACT: The New York Friars Club paid homage to comedian Jerry Stiller '50 last fall at its annual Friars Roast, during which Stiller and entertainer Sandra Bernhardt (above) performed a skit. The Comedy Central television network, which broadcast the roast, contributed $100,000 to five charities of Stiller's choosing, including the drama department production endowment fund in the College of Visual and Performing Arts.
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Kick back and relax in front of your computer while you pay a visit to the SU campus, made possible by a new virtual walking tour of SU located on the web at http://emc.syr.edu/tour.
      The tour makes about 60 stops, including Crouse College, Slocum Hall, Holden Observatory, Thornden and Walnut parks, and Marshall Street. A full-screen photograph and a short description of the building or site accompany each stop.
      Visitors can take the full tour, beginning with an overview of campus and ending with a view of Skytop, or they can go directly to a location of their choice by visiting the campus map at the start of the tour, to which all the stops are linked.
      The tour features several interactive 360-degree photographs, including ones of Skytop, the Carrier Dome during a basketball game, the sculpture court, the Quad, and the Thornden Park rose garden. Visitors can use the mouse to pan and view anywhere within the 360-degree arc.
      There also are live shots of campus, available at http://emc.syr.edu/tour/webcams.htm. One picture provides an up-to-the-minute view of the Hall of Languages and surrounding campus, shot from a live cam on the roof of the Newhouse Communications Center. A second picture features a live look at the Quad from the third floor of Link Hall.
      The virtual tour was created by staff members in the Office of Electronic Media Communications, under the guidance of manager Bob Gerbin. He says the idea for the tour came during the launch of the new University web site last fall. "We got a lot of feedback from alumni who liked the site, but wondered why we didn't have a virtual tour," Gerbin says. "Many other colleges and universities have tours on their web sites, and visitors wanted to see the campus on our site as well."
      Gerbin says the tour is in its early stage. More 360-degree photographs and live shots will be created. It also will give a historical tour of campus, with pictures and information about SU's past.
Adrian Woodley, a senior retailing major in the College for Human Development, has his eyes firmly fixed on a very large prize: representing his native Canada in the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia.
      Woodley, a member of the SU track and field team, became the Canadian national champion in the 110-meter hurdles last spring, and then competed in the Pan Am Games in Manitoba, Canada, and the World Championship Games in Seville, Spain. "I was in awe," says Woodley, who unfortunately was unable to reach the final round in either event. "I was surrounded by some of the world's best athletes. Competition was fierce, and that was a good thing."
      Now Woodley is training for the August 2000 Canadian National Championships, his first step on the road to the Sydney games in September. "If I keep working with my coach, keep plugging away and doing what I need to do, I really think I can make it," he says.

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