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100 of 100. Where to go from here.


Been a pretty good 100 days on campus and it feels like we’ve accomplished a lot in that time.

State COMM is well into strategic communications planning, University Communications and CALS Communication Services are in the process of becoming “suite mates,” NC State has hired a new Chancellor, and we have three new wolves on campus.  Who could ask for anything more.

The local newspaper featured research and/or individuals from NC State four times in the last two days, all mentions were positive.  Feels like the first time that has happened in 100 days.  The Wolfpack have moved into the quarterfinals of the ACC tournament.  Another thing that feels like  a 100 years ago, right.  Just kidding Sidney.

And our students are off in 100 different directions with Spring Break.  You can follow their activities on the university’s home page all week.  And speaking of the home page, more than 7 million people visited that site during the last 100 days.  Hey, I did the math:-)

I’ve grown to enjoy blogging during the 100 days and while I may not blog every day in the future, I will post on a regular basis.  I have found this to be an effective tool for exchanging ideas and interacting with a group of communicators that exceeds 100.  Still struggling to figure out how to get everyone to respond and comment more often, but give it time, right.  Like another 100 days?  I don’t know.

My favorite post during 100 days was probably from Lady Gaga (BTW, her new video “Telephone” with Beyonce is so over the top I find it offensive.)  Not even 100 words:

Take a cue from Lady Gaga; Do Different proud, Not Meek. One thing we can all learn is how to do something full out. If you’re going to be different, then be different. To do it half way just takes away from doing it at all. It falls short of its intended purpose. Stand behind your bubble outfit or burning your lover and your bed with your bra that fires sparks. Don’t talk about it or the why of it all. Just create. Just do.

Kind of makes Passion Rules! feel a little tame, doesn’t it.

I know the next 100 days will be every bit as crazy and engaging as the first and I know the people at NC State will be every bit as passionate.  That’s something that never wanes around here. Bodes well for the next 100 days. The next 100 years.

Passion Rules!

100 of 100

100 is:


1 Roger Pynn { 03.12.10 at 12:43 pm }

100 is the number of days Joe Hice has been missed in Florida.

Ya’ll come down Sept. 11 for a UCF tailgate and be our guests.

2 Jim Swope { 03.12.10 at 12:46 pm }

Great post, Joe – congrats on the successes of your first 100 days!

3 Andrew { 03.12.10 at 1:37 pm }

A very impressive feat, Joe! I haven’t read all 100 posts, but those posts I’ve read have been solid. Great work. You put me to shame.

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