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[Upbeat music plays.]
[Video: An aerial view of the IU campus is shown. Large limestone buildings dot the landscape with a dense canopy of trees between them. The IU trident logo appears at the top of the screen, and the words professors’ perspectives is in the middle of the screen. A view of the Sample Gates is shown, with students walking between flower beds and orange foliage surrounding the gates.]
[Video: The words and campus scene dissolve. A woman is sitting in an office, with a file cabinet decorated with pictures of children is behind her.]
[Words appear: Dr. Ellen Vaughan, Associate Professor, School of Education.]
Ellen: I wanna share with you some things that I hope will be helpful, during your journey here at IU. First, I hope you'll get involved. IU has many opportunities. They're academic, research, and social opportunities.
[Video: The video cuts to a man sitting in front of a projected background of mountain landscape.]
[Words appear: Dr. Keith Dayton, Senior Lecturer, Kelley School of Business.]
Keith: So my best pieces of advice as you think about who you are and how you wanna navigate this, is reach out to faculty. Sit in the front row, introduce yourself, be engaged, ask questions.
[Video: The video cuts to another man sitting in an office. There are boxes stacked up behind him and a whiteboard on the wall that has the words adventure, mystery, and romance written on it.]
[Words appear: Dr. David Rubinstein, Clinical Associate Professor, Kelley School of Business.]
David: Thank you for coming to Indiana University. It was a tough decision perhaps but it's a great decision and I don't think you're going to regret it.
[Video: The video cuts to another woman sitting in her home, with photos and artwork on the wall behind her.]
[Words appear: Dr. Marjorie Hershey, Professor Emeritus of Political Science, College of Arts and Sciences.]
Marjorie: When you start college, there's lots of temptation. There are no hall monitors, you won't hear any bells ringing, there are no tardy slips, there's no after-school detention if you skip. So when the temptation hits to skip a class, remind yourself, the way to get a good GPA is to go to class every day and turn everything in. It's simple, we can't teach you if you aren't there and we can't tell you're learning if you don't turn everything in.]
[Video: The video cuts to another woman sitting in her home, with a lamp beside her and a shelf of books on the wall to her left.]
[Words appear: Dr. Bernice Pescosolido, Distinguished Professor of Sociology, College of Arts and Sciences.]
Bernice: The syllabus is your guide to the semester. The first thing you should do is read it and you should go through and know all the important dates and get those on your Outlook calendar.
[Video: The video cuts to another woman sitting at a table with a large plant behind her.]
[Words appear: Iman Alramadan, Lecturer, Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies.]
Iman: Keep routine and make yourself a daily planner. Always plan ahead and don't wait. And don't forget to start the hard projects right away.
[Video: The video cuts to another woman sitting at home. There are decorations on the walls behind her.]
[Words appear: Dr. Lisa-Marie Napoli, Director, Political and Civic Engagement Program.]
Lisa-Marie: Getting to know your peers is a wonderful idea. If you're noticing somebody who's asking questions along the same lines as you, that might be a good person to talk to after class. Just say hi, share your name, who knows, maybe you'll become study buddies. At a minimum perhaps you'll just have a nice person in the classroom that you can smile and wave to, connect with and just know that they're in the same boat as you.
[Video: The video cuts to a man wearing headphones and sitting in front of a projected image of the Earth as viewed from outer space.]
[Words appear: Dr. Mehmet Dalkilic, Director of Undergraduate Studies for Data Science.]
Mehmet: We come together when we understand each other and what I'm inviting you to do is be uncomfortable your four years here by speaking to people that you normally wouldn't speak with, to take classes that you have no background in, perhaps, you say, I don't even like. To eat food that you've never eaten before. To stay up at three in the morning and watch a meteor shower, to do things that are, strange and wonderful.
[Video: Cuts to Keith in front of the projected mountain view.]
Keith: So if you're going to the Kelley School of Business I expect that you would, every now and then, maybe walk through the Jacobs School of Music or you might meet a nursing student, or you might, walk over to the IMU and hang and meet somebody that's a history major.
[Video: Cuts to Marjorie in her home.]
Marjorie: It doesn't matter if you know what your major will be. A lot of people think they know what their major will be and they will have changed it within a year or two, that's the way college works, it's a process of broadening your horizons.
[Video: Cuts to Ellen in her office.]
Ellen: Your professors are here for you. In my classroom I love sharing, the knowledge, science, and practice of counseling but I also really enjoy getting to know my students. And I hope you'll come to my office hours.
[Video: Cuts to Bernice in her home.]
Bernice: Come by office hours, talk about what you're thinking about, give us an opportunity to
see if we can help you, guide your way through IU, and that can have a lasting impact on your time here at IU and even later on.
[Video: Cuts to Lisa-Marie in her home.]
Lisa-Marie: We are all human just like you all and it's someone to turn to. It's someone to get to know, it's helpful to get to understand. You may even find it fascinating or interesting how they came to be in the work that they're doing and their research.
[Video: Cuts to Iman.]
Iman: In college, we help you to get out of academic bubble and prepare you to be engaged with the class, the school and the community.
[Video: Cuts to Mehmet in front of projected outer space scene.]
Mehmet: The most important thing, in college is that you leave a better person than when you came in, so you need to invest in yourself.
[Video: Cuts to Ellen.]
Ellen: Think about how you take care of yourself, do you reach out to friends, family, or a counselor. What do you do that helps you be you? Do you get out in nature, do you exercise? Do you play a musical instrument? Do you practice mindfulness meditation? Remind yourself of these things, especially when you start to feel the stress build.
[Video: Cuts to David in an office with a whiteboard.]
David: This is a challenge but you are so rewarded, both externally and internally for the efforts that you put out and what you learn about yourself. 10 years from now because you came here, you know what people are gonna call you? People are gonna call you boss, they're gonna call you boss, 'cause you're gonna build stuff and leave stuff and share stuff and grow stuff and you know what? That's your destiny. And you know what else? Indiana University is gonna get you from here to there.
[Video: Cuts to Keith in front of projected mountain scene.]
Keith: Where am I at really? Well let's choose a different background and let's choose here, none.
[Video: The mountain scene disappears, and David is seen sitting in his home.]
David: This is where I'm at, this is where I live. I've had over two hundred students out at my house before. And it's an opportunity to engage, it's an opportunity to get to know you, it's an opportunity to make your experience a good experience, not just because you're at Indiana University or on our campus but because we care about you. As you move forward, please reach out, they're the best resources anywhere that you can find on a college campus or community to help you and assist you as you move forward.
[Video: The screen goes black and the IU trident logo appears. Under that it reads New Student Orientation First Year Experience Programs.]
[Upbeat music plays and then fades out.]
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