New Year's resolutions from the Indiana University community

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Quinn Buckner

IU trustee

"My resolution for 2018 is to try to make sure every contact I make with anyone is a positive influence."

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Nasser H. Paydar

IUPUI chancellor and IU executive vice president

"I resolve to work with Jaguars across IUPUI and with the community at large to make our campus's 50th anniversary celebration match the energy, spirit and dynamism of this great campus. Together we will share and celebrate the countless success stories that make IUPUI one of the most innovative college campuses in the country."

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Adam Maksl

assistant professor of journalism and media, IU Southeast

"In 2018, on a personal level, I resolve to spend more time with my family and (for the cliché resolution) to get in better shape. Professionally, I resolve to continue to work to help my students and others build stronger media literacy skills, vitally important in an era of information abundance and overload. Also, IU Southeast was recently fortunate enough to begin an internet radio station that will launch on Jan. 1, and I want to work with my students this year to develop programs and make this a strong learning lab and community resource for our campus."

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Wynne Haralovich

senior assistant director of recruitment for the IU Bloomington Office of Admissions

"For 2018, my resolution is to increase my community engagement. There are so many opportunities to get involved and meet new people in Bloomington, and I am looking forward to finding new ways to gain knowledge and increase familiarity with all my town has to offer. I want to stop focusing on how busy I am, and instead look for chances to attend seminars, take in plays, go to athletic events, head outdoors to hike new trails, enjoy time spent with friends, and take advantage of many of the points I share throughout the year with prospective Hoosiers that raise their levels of excitement, passion and interest in attending IU Bloomington."

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Malaz Boustani

Richard M. Fairbanks Professor of Aging Research and professor of medicine, IU School of Medicine

"In 2018, I want to mentor a cadre of disruptive change agents from across the nation on becoming masters in Agile Implementation with the ultimate goal of building Healthcare 2.0 -- a smart, agile and innovative organization capable of delivering evidence-based, personalized, scalable and accessible health care services. My personal New Year's resolution is to triple my daily mindfulness and spend at least 50 percent of my time being 'in the moment' without getting occupied by the past or the future."

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Sandra Miles

dean of students and director of student affairs, IUPUC

"My resolutions for 2018 are to arrive on time for the meetings I am not effectively able to cancel, keep my office clean and festive, practice my French and Spanish, travel more for leisure, and establish a cat colony at IUPUC and name it the 'Pride Pawtrol.'"

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TJ Rivard

associate vice chancellor for academic affairs and interim dean for the School of Humanities and Social Science, IU East

"A rabbi once told me that the only unforgivable sin is to waste time. I don't know from sinning, but my resolution for 2018 is to make every moment count -- extremely relevant for a person who can see his golden years from here -- through laughter, love, compassion and as much wisdom as I can muster."

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Erin Argyilan

Professor of Geosciences, IU Northwest

"My New Year's resolution is to be fully present in the moment and resist the compulsion to multitask. I will continue to set goals but I'll savor the journey. I plan listen to my daughter's laughter until I can't help but laugh myself -- children seem to have the right idea. And I will focus on building memories that feed the soul."

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Monica Porter

vice chancellor for student engagement and success, IU South Bend

"This year has been one of change. As I left Michigan and joined IU South Bend, it has been a whirlwind. I find myself learning the culture while managing so many new experiences. This is similar to our arriving students who joined the university the same week that I did in August. I am ready for our holiday break! I plan to rest, laugh, and be with family and friends. In 2018, I desire work/life balance. This will require slowing down, focusing on my goals and objectives, enjoying the journey, embracing new experiences, and remaining flexible in trying something different. These are exciting times. I remain committed to saving the world, one student at a time."

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Gloria Preece

business lecturer and director of the MBA program for the School of Business, IU Kokomo

"I personally find the New Year to be a time for reflection. I enjoy thinking back over the accomplishments, challenges, meaningful moments and fun times of the past year. My 2018 New Year's resolution is simply to care more and make a difference. I want to fill my year with meaningful activities that have a positive impact on those around me. I plan to work closely with several local organizations to help identify ways to better support women in need. I resolve to be supportive, kind, generous, and to stand up for what I believe. Last but definitely not least, I will continue to work hard to be the best teacher I can be."