Technician will celebrate a century of student journalism at NC State the weekend of Feb. 1, 2020, the anniversary of its first issue. The Technician 100 committee and NC State Student Media invite all Technician alumni to return to campus for an epic celebration.
The weekend will feature opportunities to catch up with friends, panel discussions on notable moments in Technician history and a film screening of “Hondros.” A Saturday night gala in the new Talley Student Union will feature food, drink, a photo booth, displays from an upcoming NC State University Libraries exhibit on Technician, a keynote address from alumnus and USA Today founding editor Richard Curtis, and more.
The events will be held across campus from the evening of Friday, Jan. 31 through mid-day on Sunday, Feb. 2.
Get your invite
If you are an alumnus and haven’t already, please fill out this contact information survey.
Please spread the word to friends from your time at Technician so everyone can enjoy the celebration.
Invitations with registration links will go out via email in early October, and on a rolling basis after that.
Stay in Raleigh
For people coming from out of town, we’ve reserved hotel blocks at two campus-adjacent hotels. You are welcome to book for one or two nights at either location.
Aloft Raleigh is located on Hillsborough Street overlooking the Belltower. Aloft is closer to the Saturday night gala. Technician 100 guests can book rooms using Book your group rate for Technician 100th Anniversary. Prior to January 10, 2020, king and double rooms are $152 per night.
The StateView Hotel, part of Marriott’s Autograph Collection Hotel, is on Centennial Campus across from the Lonnie Poole Golf Course. The StateView is closer to the Saturday film screening and panel discussions, and Sunday closing brunch. Technician 100 guests can book rooms using Book your group rate for NCSU Technician 100th Anniversary Event Room Block (NTM) JAN2020. Prior to Tuesday, December 31, 2019, king and double rooms are $139 per night.
Parking is included with hotel rooms and we will provide shuttle service, if needed, to on-campus events. If you’re coming from out of town and would like transportation to and from the airport or train station, please let us know.
If your walk down memory lane includes sifting through old hard drives, scrapbooks or boxes of prints or negatives and you dig up some photos you’d like to share, we’d love to see them! Submit photos of you and your Technician friends working (or playing) during your time at NC State using this photo submission form. The Technician 100 committee will use photos for the weekend, and the current Technician editorial team will make use of some in commemorative Technician 100 publications.
If you’d like to spread the word on social media, too, tag the celebration with #Technician100.
If you have any questions, comments or concerns, feel free to reach out to the Technician 100 committee at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also call the Student Media staff at 919-515-2411.