Virtual Class Cool Sites
A Project of the USC Beaufort Business Faculty
And the Virtual Class
Our first contributor to the cool sites is Rick Boulware. He has spent many
hours locating the following, his favorites, now available to all:
Check out Yahoo's connection to
Reuters News Service.
You may want to bookmark this one. Yahoo gives daily and free of charge the
latest headline news as it comes off the wire of Reuters News Service. It's
like having a daily newspaper delivered virtually, or better yet, like having
CNN Headline News on your computer. I find this site to be excellent.
Of course, Yahoo is mainly known as a directory and search engine. You now
have a choice of going to the Yahoo location or beginning a search from here.
And now, back to our favorite web sites...
Visit the Erte Museum
for Art Deco info and photos.
This is one of the nicest Art Deco sites on the internet. This site takes
you on a tour of the Erte Museum.
Take time to see the
F. Scott Fitzgerald pages and learn about the writer and the time.
This is our own USC pages about the F. Scott Fitzgerald. It has some wonderful
Art Deco graphics.
The Atlanta Olympic Games Are
While there are many 1996 Olympics pages on the web, this is the official
Explore an exhibit about
Remembering Nagasaki (from host site Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco),
this site is a quietly elegant photographic journey and discussion on the
50th anniversary of the bombing. I think this is virtual education at its
on George and Ira Gershwin.
For Gershwin lovers, this is it.
View the JAZZ on line site and
This is a great site with wonderful graphics.
Follow these Weather
links from Thunder.
This is like the Weather Channel on cable, except there are no commercials.
Current, too; updated every six hours. The server is a little slow here,
because it is such a popular site (at Purdue University). Bookmark this one.
It is invaluable.
Holey Moses Cheese Cake,
And some gourmet food-shopping (for all you gourmands out there).
Next, Jerry Merwin contributes his favorite "cool" sites. Luckily, you do
not have to choose between Rick's and Jerry's sites. You can visit all of
Check out WhaleNet. It is cool and
WhaleNet supported by the National Science Foundation with links to educational
info, the Manatee Club, etc.
This will lead you to the Rainforest Action
Network and related links.
Many people would like to "save the rainforest," but do not know how. Learn
about the possibilities from the Rainforest Action Network.
learn about Earth Day events and related projects.
Another timely site is the Earth Day 1996 page. There are many links to other
locations which support the individual efforts to Save the Earth.
NetNoir Online, one of many Web sites bringing diversity to the Internet.
The best description is their own... "NetNoir's mission is to digitize, archive,
and distribute Afrocentric elements in a cross-cultural way."
Follow links to photos
of homes and other buildings designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.
If you are interested in "modern architechture" in the US, you probably like
the work of Frank Lloyd Wright.
Learn more from the Silicon Graphics Home
One organization which is involved in the development of the World Wide Web
is Silicon Graphics. If you have not heard of them, you will!
Look at this commercial index of
organizations doing business on the Web.
One place to check for an index of commercial services, products, and information
is the Open Market.
Engineers and others may find useful info
at the Online Marketplace
Where do you go to find information on new products, methods, and general
news about industrial operations? Check out the Online Marketplace at
industry.com and see what they have in the way of trade conferences, software
The X Files is a very popular television show. This is actually one of many
pages devoted to the X Files, believe it or not! Even if you do not watch
the show, it is an interesting site.
See the promotional information on the
movie "Priamal Fear," including a picture of Richard Gere.
One of my favorite authors, William (Bill) Diehl, has written many thrillers.
His book, Primal Fear has been made into a move by Paramount. This
is one you will enjoy even if you have not read the book! If you have read
the book, do NOT tell others how the story ends.
Visit the lighthouse home
Have you always enjoyed visiting lighthouses? Here is a page with links to
many photos and stories of lighthouses. Two of my favorites are included:
St. Simons Island, GA; St. Augustine, FL; etc.
Take a virtual tour
of Little St. Simons Island.
Finally, a calming place to imagine yourself during the stressful moments
of your life. Not many people know about Little St. Simons Island, GA. Located
near Brunswick, in Southeastern Georgia, this beautiful island can only be
reached by boat and is privately owned. It is a barrier island with beaches
on the Atlantic Ocean.
These are all the Virtual Class Cool Sites for now. As others post their
favorites we will add to our page. Please send us your comments.
Visit the University of South Carolina
Aiken Home Page.
Visit the University of South
Carolina Home Page.
Send comments to Jerry Merwin
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