INSIDE Chico State
0 Febraury 13, 2003
Volume 33 Number 10
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Alum Stars in New NBC Comedy

Musicians assembled for Chico recording of George Crumb's compositions

Amanda Detmer

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) exchange program.

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.


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