Members of the IU community share New Year's resolutions for 2019

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Dave Chappell

Director, Student Central and Enrollment Management, IU Fort Wayne

In Fort Wayne, 2018 was a year of big change, and 2019 will be a year of tremendous opportunity. My resolutions include solidifying our 2018 accomplishments and working to grow IU Fort Wayne's future enrollment through thoughtful recruitment initiatives, supportive student services and positive student outcomes. Embracing the larger efforts of our executive team, I resolve to provide the foundation for strategic enrollment management at IU Fort Wayne as we work together to establish IU health science and clinical education dominance in northeast Indiana. I am eagerly looking forward to 2019 as an opportunity to develop and grow personally and professionally, to foster the success and development of my staff, and to contribute to the meaningful expansion and success of IU Fort Wayne as an institution serving our community through quality higher education.

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Pamela C. Laucella

Assistant professor of journalism and public relations, IUPUI

I strive to continually improve my mind, body and spirit. In 2019, I want to renew my commitment to practicing yoga regularly since it helps with balance, flexibility and strength. Health and fitness are important in maintaining a balanced life. I additionally seek to help my family and community more through my church at St. Joan of Arc, animal welfare with Indianapolis Animal Care Services, and other positions and projects at IUPUI. I seek to be an engaged citizen, committed professor and compassionate person in my professional and personal lives.

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Cassi Winslow-Edmonson

IU Corps director, IU Bloomington

For 2019, my professional goal is to launch two new campuswide initiatives that will improve students' ability to identify and respond to community-identified needs, which reinforces the important role of civic responsibility. On a personal level, my goal is to FINALLY finish a three-year-long DIY home addition so that I can find personal peace and joy in the comfort of my home.

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Matt Howard

Head baseball coach, IU Kokomo

For 2019, my resolutions consist of both personal and professional goals. Personally, I would like to continue to grow in my faith and continue to strive to be the best version of myself so that I can lead our young men more effectively in the new year. Professionally, I would like to be more intentional about my development and immerse myself in as much information as possible so that I can be more prepared to lead our program day in and day out. I'm excited for 2019, and my word for the year will be "development."

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Tanya Gabrielian

Martin Endowed Professor of Piano, IU South Bend

2018 was an exciting year for me; I joined the faculty at IU South Bend and was welcomed with generosity and kindness. In 2019, I will carry on this sentiment and continue to promote the cultural relevance of music by forging connections with other departments within the university and in the community. In our current political climate, the arts can be a powerful force to bring us together. By staying committed to teaching students not only the craft but also the social responsibility that being an artist entails, I will remain optimistic about our future and use music as a tool for change.

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Spencer Cortwright

Associate professor of biology, IU Northwest

In 2019, I want to be a sounding board for advice for our two sons as they navigate their college and post-college years, respectively. At work I want to accomplish as much habitat restoration on Northwest Indiana nature preserves as humanly possible and to involve each and every student who shows an interest in developing skills in ecological habitat restoration.

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Lisa Siefker-Bailey

Senior lecturer, English, IUPUC

My New Year's resolution is to eat two cups of dark leafy greens five days a week.

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Faye Camahalan

Dean, School of Education, IU Southeast

Quiet my ego. Improve my perspective of life by appreciating each moment as a gift. Pay more attention to what the eyes cannot see, for they are the ones to last forever. Take more notice of the simple things, for they are the extraordinary.