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Director's Log

Jun 26, 2024

Director’s Log | June 2024

Summer is officially here and Team IEI kicked it off with our first ever regional digital opportunities gathering in Flat Rock. More than 130 community leaders and digital inclusion experts… 

May 30, 2024

Director’s Log | May 2024

The transition from April to May is interesting when you work on a college campus. One day the buildings and hallways are bustling with students going to and from classes,… 

Apr 23, 2024

Director’s Log | April 2024

Earlier this month, I had the pleasure of welcoming folks to our 2024 Faith and Community Initiative conference in Asheboro. This event brings together rural faith leaders from a variety… 

Feb 29, 2024

Director’s Log | February 2024

On behalf of the Institute for Emerging Issues, I want to thank everyone who made the 2024 Emerging Issues Forum an outstanding event! From the insights and expertise of our… 

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…