Dedication of International Hall Sets the Stage for Deepening Global Education at SSU, Sept. 22

A new era in international education opens up for the SSU campus on Monday, Sept. 22 when International Hall is dedicated at the site of the former student union.

The campus community is invited to attend the event from 3 to 5 p.m. that celebrates and recognizes modern needs for an understanding and appreciation of diverse cultures from all over the world.

The event also includes an open house for the Student Affairs Division, which is housed on the second floor of the building. Festivities there include food and music by students in the jazz studies department.

This new organizational center creates a sense of “place” for campus-wide operations and services for international students, faculty working internationally, international faculty coming to SSU and students studying abroad.

“Today more than ever there is a vital need to advance the exchange of knowledge and understanding between cultures,” says Dean of the School of Extended and International Education Mark Merickel. “It is SSU’s commitment to combine academic excellence with international education to allow students to develop intercultural understandings of human similarities and global interdependence.”

The day’s events include:

3 p.m.–Dedication Ceremony

  • President Ruben Armiñana
  • Provost Andrew Rogerson
  • Vice President Matthew Lopez-Phillips
  • Dean Mark Merickel or Berta Hodges

3:15—Ribbon Cutting

3:30-5—Reception and Open House

For more information about the various services housed at International Hall, visit

Video above by Cesar Cruz.