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.
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.
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.
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.