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Jan 29, 2024

Director’s Log | January 2024

Happy New Year! By the time you read this, we’ll be a few weeks away from the 2024 Emerging Issues Forum. The halls of IEI are bustling this time of… 

Dec 18, 2023

Director’s Log | December 2023

The end of 2023 is upon us. As we all prepare to take a well-deserved break, I want to use this opportunity to reflect on what made this an exciting… 

Nov 30, 2023

Director’s Log | November 2023

As the holiday season officially kicks off, we’re celebrating our own season here at IEI: Forum registration season! On Nov. 1, we opened registration for the 2024 Emerging Issues Forum,… 

Oct 31, 2023

Director’s Log | October 2023

Earlier in October, I had the honor of attending the Dogwood Health Trust’s Western NC Broadband Spotlight event with our BAND-NC team in Asheville. The event celebrated the finalization of… 

Sep 28, 2023

Director’s Log | September 2023

To say I was born without a green thumb would be an understatement. Like many across the nation, I enthusiastically started a garden during the pandemic only to end up… 

Aug 23, 2023

Director’s Log | August 2023

Once again, summer has gone by in a flash and it’s time to welcome students back to campus. This year, IEI was invited to greet incoming graduate students at NC State’s… 

Jul 26, 2023

Director’s Log | July 2023

For the second year in a row, CNBC has named North Carolina as America’s Top State for Business. We were ranked first in the Workforce category of CNBC’s study and… 

Jun 29, 2023

Director’s Log | June 2023

It’s officially summer! Even though school is out and most students have left the halls of the Hunt Library here at NC State University for a well-deserved break, Team IEI is… 

May 31, 2023

Director’s Log | May 2023

By the time this runs in the May 2023 IEI Digest, Memorial Day weekend will have already come and gone. I hope you all had a wonderful holiday weekend while… 

Apr 27, 2023

Director’s Log | April 2023

Onward and Upward As I was brainstorming ideas for this month’s Director’s Log, it dawned on me that I wrote my first message as interim director exactly one year ago…