MEDIA ADVISORY: New USC Marshall Building Opens for Business on WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 7

Two years after its groundbreaking, the completed Jill and Frank Fertitta Hall will offer USC undergraduates a technologically advanced atmosphere to learn how to become successful business leaders and entrepreneurs


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    Credit: USC Marshall School of Business

    Artist's rendering of the Jill and Frank Fertitta Hall tower at Exposition Boulevard and Figueroa Street.

Newswise — WHAT: Jill and Frank Fertitta Hall, the fifth and largest USC Marshall School of Business facility, will officially open on Sept. 7.

The 104,000 square-foot, five-story building adds much-needed classroom and student services space to USC Marshall’s undergraduate program. The AC Martin-designed building is certified as LEED Gold, underscoring USC Marshall’s commitment to reducing its footprint.

Fertitta Hall was engineered for millennials who grew up in the Digital Age. Professors are able to live-stream their classes or invite guest speakers to a web conference. Collaborative “breakout rooms” equipped with computers and webcams enhance student synergy in their academic and entrepreneurial endeavors. In line with Southern California culture and today’s students, most classrooms come equipped with skateboard racks. Healthy eating options are offered in an Asian-inspired food court.

With more than 1,000 new classroom seats, 50 breakout rooms, and interactive and touchscreen technology, Fertitta Hall was designed to promote technologically enhanced learning and to encourage a pooling of intellectual resources.

USC President C. L. Max Nikias will host the ribbon-cutting ceremony. USC Marshall Dean James G. Ellis and USC Trustee Frank Fertitta ’84, joined by his wife, Jill Fertitta, will offer remarks.

VISUALS:

• VIPs cutting a ribbon• Trojan Marching Band and confetti cannons• Video: Aerial time lapse of the two-year construction project• B-roll: construction time lapses from different angles• Artistic renderings: before construction; current interior and exterior

WHEN: Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016 from noon-12:30 p.m.

WHERE: 610 Childs Way, Los Angeles 90007. The building is at the southeast corner of the University Park Campus at the intersection of Figueroa Street and Exposition Boulevard.

WHO:

• USC President C. L. Max Nikias• James G. Ellis, dean of the USC Marshall School of Business• Jill and Frank J. Fertitta III ’84, USC trustee, chairman and CEO of Red Rock Resorts Inc.

RSVP for PARKING: Call (213) 300-1381 or email zvuong@usc.edu

Image: Artist's rendering of the Jill and Frank Fertitta Hall tower at Exposition Boulevard and Figueroa Street.

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