Starting March 6, 2023, a section of Champ Drive will be closed until August 2023. The road will be closed in order to start preparations for the construction of a new building on the Quad.
A new home for languages and cultures at USU
Despite snow and rain, hundreds of people came out to celebrate the Mehdi Heravi Global Teaching and Learning Center at its groundbreaking ceremony on March 22, 2023. The new facility in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences will house programs in the Department of World Languages and Cultures and is expected to serve the thousands of students who take language courses at USU each year.
Creating a Sense of Place
Language isn’t just speaking. It’s a different way of seeing the world. I’ve learned how to expand my view... The courses here are really good, but it doesn’t really feel like a major. It’s just scattered. My classes are all over campus. The idea of languages getting together excites me. It’ll be great to have a place where we actually get to be a cohort of students.
At its core, the Mehdi Heravi Global Teaching and Learning Center is designed to create real-world understanding for language and culture students through interaction. The cultural hubs act as gathering places where students of varying cultural backgrounds can meet and talk to one another in their language of study. The tech creative space allows students to develop various multimedia projects focused on language and includes a recording area which serves as an interview space. Study nooks provide students with quiet, focused retreats where they can converse, work on homework or relax with their peers.