Sometimes Santa’s helper is dressed in blue

IU police officers made the holidays a little brighter for struggling families around the state this year through the annual Shop with a Cop program. Men and women from police departments at IU Bloomington, IUPUI, IU Northwest and IU Southeast took kids shopping for something special, such as a toy or music, and winter essentials, such as shoes and gloves.

Perks of working with safety, public health and security experts — very cool gift tips

If, like me, you’re still shopping, my colleagues at Indiana University Public Safety and Institutional Assurance have offered some great suggestions — in various price ranges – for gifts that make thoughtful picks any time of the year.

Pitch-in cuisine: You gotta know when to chill it, know when to toss it …

The holiday season is a time of family, festivities and, of course, food, often in the form of pitch-ins (a.k.a. potlucks, buffets). But leaving food out for hours leaves the door open for uninvited guests: bacteria that could cause foodborne illnesses. Experts from IUPUI and IU Bloomington offer food safety tips for keeping the focus on the fun.

IU’s PIC policy is an important part of holiday fun involving both IU and children

With the holiday season moving into high gear, IU’s Programs Involving Children policy can get lost in the shuffle. PIC, however, is an important part of IU’s commitment to providing a safe environment for children involved with university-sponsored programs and activities and must be followed on all IU campuses.