Thank you to all the students and faculty that attended our State-of-the-Department event. Chair Noreen McDonald opened proceedings by reviewing the department’s strategic plan and goals, as well as giving us a glimpse of what a day-in-the-life of a department chair is like. Very busy! James Carter, Co-President of the student-run Planner’s Forum, introduced students to their resources, budget, and committee groups. Also thank to faculty members Allie Thomas, Mai Nguyen, and Roberto Quercia for leading the “Big Issues in Planning” discussion.