Today, I’ve been taking some of the advice around the net – and cleaning up my social media profiles.
First, I see LinkedIn has changed its profile algorithm again – and one can only put in “supported provider” links to our profiles (boo, LI, boo…), so I’ll do a little shameless student promotion here (where I determine the ‘supported provider’ links). Second, (and I haven’t made a final decision on this just yet) I may resolve to get the heck out of faceplaceland for 2015. Stay tuned on that one.
Several people in my tribe have been asking about the 2 interprofessional children’s books that students at Butler U have been working on this year. Now, both may be pre-ordered:
1. The Gifts of Indiana – This is the children’s book that has Indiana history, targeting the 4th graders out there who learn about Indiana history, just in time for the bicentennial of the state in 2016. Until Jan 3, you can pre-order your copy that should be available this spring over at Indiegogo. While I’ve not yet seen the final illustrations, I have read the manuscript, and even I learned a few things about Indiana that I didn’t know before (yes, as a native Hoosier). They have a faceplace page too.
2. Max Greene and the Vaccine Team – Yes, I know that vaccines are riddled with controversy. However, even though the influenza vaccine this year might not be a catch all, one only needs to go to the media to learn that deadly diseases, like measles, can spread like wildfire without children getting vaccinated properly. This book tries to educate kids and their families about vaccines. You can pre-order it at the students’ Weebly site. Their faceplace page is here.
Other stuff coming in 2015:
3. The BU Well project – We’ve got an award-winning rockstarian group of executive external advisors on board for this open access journal. We also have a top shelf group of students lined up–I actually had the problem of too many students wanting in on this. Have I ever built a journal before? Nope. Have our students? Not yet. But after the spring semester, they’ll be done with this experience, and I can say with great certainty that this skill set that students will acquire (by building a journal of their very own in healthcare) could be a once in a lifetime experience.
4. I’m joining Impact 100 of Greater Indy for 2015 – My friend Kelly Hartman never took no for an answer from me on this, so I’m joining this crew of women to pony up and put our money where our passions and mouths are for 2015. They do cool stuff, which you can check out at their website, here.
Now, as for my other personal and professional projects for 2015–I can’t talk about them just yet. They are top secret, and many depend upon things that are still pending. I’ll know more soon. But, as soon as I can talk about them, you’ll be the first to know, as always, my fab 13 – because the faithful readers of my microcosmic blog get my stuff first. My only hint at this point is that the other night, I had a dream…of packing. And, after looking it up – it means one thing: big changes are afoot.
What are you up to for 2015? Whatever it is – I’m certain it will be awesome!