Fun Fact: In 1837, President Andrew Jackson's supporters gifted him with a wheel of cheese weighing 1,400 lbs. Jackson put this cheese in the Entrance Hall of the White House and invited the people of the United States to eat it - and thereby meet the people who represented them in government. According to White House history, the cheese was consumed in two hours, and the White House smelled of cheese for weeks.
I mirrored something like that on Thursday, October 7. I provided a 12 lb block of cheddar cheese, and invited students to the Student Center to eat it - and thereby meet the person (me) who represents them in Technology. As an added "draw", and because of my Scottish ancestry, I wore my kilt.
Lots of students stopped by. I talked about the campus 5-year IT plan, including our migration to Google and a future network upgrade. Faculty and staff showed up too, to lend support.
I'd like to thank everyone who helped in making Big Block of Cheese Day a huge success.