Goodbye, school! Hello, world! IUEMC loves commencement season! Did you know that 18,828 students are eligible to participate in ceremonies on IU campuses across the state? Or that one quarter of this year’s grads are first-generation college students? Or that our grads come from every county in Indiana, every state in the U.S. -- including the District of Columbia -- and 127 countries? Celebrate our amazing graduates, their diversity and achievement…and be safe. If you SEE something, SAY something.
Personal Safety – It’s All About YOU!
When we consider risks to our personal safety, crossing the street usually doesn’t make the top ten list. Instead, we usually imagine some hulking threat dangerously closing upon us, closely followed by images of our amazing escape from danger! But what if that hulking threat is one of the thousands of motor vehicles travelling in or near our campuses? This risk to our personal safety is real and probably one we don’t often consider. Indiana University has multiple campuses located in dynamic, fast paced environments. Ours is a diverse scholastic world. O
Question: What do IU Street Smart party animals know about severe weather?
Answer: They know what to do when severe weather visits their neighborhood.
Chief Patricia Nowak writes: "On January 2, 2013 Wayne James was promoted to Lieutenant. His outstanding work and leadership abilities has made this a natural transition. Lt. James has received multiple awards through the years, including receiving a purple heart for saving a man who was shot and injured. On July 13, 2011, Lt. James pulled the man to safety even when gun shot rounds continued. He and other Indiana University and Gary officers located and arrested the suspect."
"Lt. James is an excellent choice for this important leadership and high command role."
The IUPD Northwest is presenting a Citizens’ Police Academy, January 15 – March 26, 2013. The academy is a joint effort by the IUPD and the City of Gary Police Department.
The free, ten-week academy “is designed in the hopes that both the community and law enforcement learn through each other in this two-way learning experience.” Through the academy sessions, citizens will develop "a working knowledge of their local police departments and law-enforcement activities.”
Read the full story about the IU East Police Cadets on page 22 of the Radius.
ESPN GameDay: 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, Assembly Hall, Bloomington
Indiana vs. Michigan: 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, Assembly Hall, Bloomington
Weather forecast: Friday night low of 15 degrees; Saturday high of 32; wind chill as low as 16 degrees.
According to The Associated Press, the flu is widespread in the Hoosier state, although it hasn’t reached epidemic levels reported elsewhere. The state-by-state report said Indiana health officials are calling the 2012-13 flu season “moderately severe.”
As of Jan. 14, 21 flu-related deaths were reported in Indiana.
But all is not lost. Take action now to limit your chances of a close encounter of the viral kind.
“Over the river, and through the wood, to Grandfather’s house we go…”
That is unless you are stalled by a winter storm. Just in time for Thanksgiving, which the opening line (above) of Lydia Maria Child’s poem “Over the River and Through the Wood” commemorates, the National Weather Service is reminding Hoosiers that November 17 to 23 is Winter Weather Preparedness Week in Indiana.