||Febraury 13, 2003
Volume 33 Number 10
||A publication for the faculty, staff, administrators,
and friends of California State University, Chico
Librarian at Large
Alum Stars in New NBC Comedy
Amanda Detmer, 2002’s Humanities and Fine Arts Distinguished Alum,
stars in a new television comedy, A.U.S.A., a “footloose legal comedy
about a new class of idealistic but all-too-human assistant United States
attorneys,” according to NBC’s Web site. Detmer plays Susan
Rakoff, a “beautiful and savvy” public defender. The show
airs Tuesdays at 9:30 pm.
Detmer received her B.A. in theatre arts from CSU, Chico in 1995 and her
M.F.A. from New York University in 1998. She has appeared in several films,
including Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999), Final Destination
(2000), Boys and Girls (2000), Saving Silverman (2000),
The Majestic (2001), and Big Fat Liar (2002). Detmer
has also done stage and television work. In 2001, she played Mozart’s
wife in a stage production of Amadeus at the Guthrie Theater
in Minneapolis. She made her professional acting debut in the made-for-television
movie Stolen Innocence filmed in Chico in 1995.
Intersession in Guadalajara
Ninety business students took January intersession classes in Guadalajara
as part of the CSU, Chico/ITESM (Institute Technological de Monterrey)
The students also got an unexpected experience as a 7.8 earthquake hit
southwestern Mexico on Jan. 19, killing 25 people and devastating hundreds
of buildings. Fortunately, no students were injured. Classes were temporarily
postponed while engineers assessed damage to campus buildings.
The academic program focused on the senior capstone course for business
majors. Dennis Schlais, the project director, and Richard Davis, Finance
and Marketing, worked in coordination with the director of entrepreneurship,
leadership, and export programs at ITESM to teach one of the case studies
the students were offered.
Hewlett-Packard in Guadalajara arranged visits to their Guadalajara manufacturing
site and gave students insights into doing business in Mexico and global
strategy with a focus on NAFTA and Mexico.