eNotes@CSI - Employee Newsletter: Week of February 9, 2015

Week of February 2, 2015

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Table of Contents

News and Information
CSI Puts on the Pounds
50 Year Celebration
CSI Career and Counseling Services
Idaho Commission on Hispanic Affairs
Career Exploration for Students

Events and Action Items
Drop-In Spinning
Painted Pottery for Empty Bowls Fundraiser
CSI Supervisors: Attend Supervisor Training
Brown Bag
CSI Best Practices, Join the Group!
CSI Employee Financial Planning Classes
Transfer Fair
ISU M.B.A. PROGRAM
CSI Cheer & Dance Mini Camp
TI 83/84 Calculator Workshop
Spring Walking Challenge

Employee Wellness & Preparedness
Best Protection Against Measles
Blood Pressure Checks
Book Review: Dr. Ann’s Weigh Less for Life
Wear Red Day is Friday, February 6

CSI Puts on the Pounds

In 2014 CSI recycled 135,980 pounds of material (101,420 lbs general recyclables, 34,560 lbs of shredded paper).  This brings the total pounds diverted from the land fill to just over 400,000 since 2009!!  Amazing job CSI!  The CSI Sustainability Council thanks you for participating in our College’s sustainability efforts.  Please continue to use the recycling bins located throughout campus.  Thank you to Joe Lemoine, he lifted just about every pound of the general recyclables total. Thank you to the custodial staff that often pull items out of the trash that should have been placed in a recycling bin.  Awesome work.

B. Randolph Smith, D.A.
Professor, Biology Department
rsmith@csi.edu | 732-6817

50 Year Planning Ideas

We are still looking for any fun ideas for our CSI 50 year celebration coming this fall. If you have a creative fun idea that you would like to discuss please submit details to Kathy Deahl via e-mail.

Kathy Deahl
Administrative Assistant
Office of the President
kdeahl@csi.edu | 732-6201

CSI Career and Counseling Services

We’ll come to your class and give a 5-minute overview of the services we offer students: career exploration, job search assistance, help with test anxiety, resources for single parents and students in non-traditional occupations by gender, and professional counseling. OR, we’ll give a 50-minute presentation on any of these topics:

Bystander Intervention (knowing how to help when something doesn’t seem right)
Gender Equity in the Workplace
Crucial Conversations (tools for talking when stakes are high)
Stress Management

Even if it’s short notice, give us a call!

Kate Woods
Career and Counseling Services Coordinator
kwoods@csi.edu | 732-6303

Idaho Commission on Hispanic Affairs

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Date: January 27, 2015
Contact: 
J. J. Saldaña 208 703 4527
For Immediate Release



IMG_2239Twin Falls’ Raquel Arenz appointed to the Idaho Commission on Hispanic Affairs

Raquel Romero Arenz of Twin Falls, ID was appointed to the Idaho Commission on Hispanic Affairs on January 14, 2015 by Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter.  Her term expires on July 1, 2017.  

Raquel Romero Arenz is a professor of merit at the College of Southern Idaho. She was born and raised in Mexico. As a teenager, she came to the United States in a student exchange program. She has lived in Twin Falls since 1985. Along with teaching Spanish at the college, Romero Arenz has worked with the Hispanic community of St. Edward’s Parish for many years and traveled extensively through Mexico, Central America, South America, Spain and Cuba. Romero Arenz and her husband, Andy Arenz, have raised four children in Idaho.

The Commission consist of nine (9) board members, two (2) appointed by the president pro tempore of the senate from the members of the senate; two (2) to be appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives from the members of the house, and five (5) public members selected from the Hispanic community who reside in and represent the various geographical areas of the state.  The five (5) public members are appointed by the governor.

The Idaho Commission on Hispanic Affairs is a non-partisan state agency.  Providing services to the Hispanic Community and serving as a liaison between the community and government entities.

“Working toward economic, social, and political equality for Hispanics in Idaho”
An Equal Opportunity Employer

Career Exploration Resource for Students

http://www.myplan.com/images/logos/logo_myplan.jpg
MyPlan.com is a great career exploration resource for our students, and it’s free!  The new license code for 2015 is: 94KJTTPB.  If you would like a supply of bookmarks to give to students, or an electronic copy you can email to students, please contact Kate Woods or Merry Olson.

Kate Woods
Career and Counseling Services Coordinator
kwoods@csi.edu | 732-6303

Drop-In Spinning

DROP-IN SPINNING begins this Monday, February 2nd.  Classes will be Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:10 to 6:00 p.m. and run through March 11th.  Classes are free to all part-time and full-time CSI faculty, staff and students.  Mondays will be lead by John Twiss and Wednesdays by Joseph Lemoine.  Please feel free to come late and leave early if you need to.

John Twiss
CSI, Director of Recreation
jtwiss@csi.edu | 732-6470

You’re invited: Paint Pottery for Empty Bowls Fundraiser

Paint bowls FREE at Hands On through February 10th thanks to CSI Wellbeing Program.

http://www.ancarn.org/slir/w460-/uploads/1364223805pottery-bowls.jpgEmpty Bowls is an international grassroots effort to fight hunger and was created by The Imagine Render Group. The basic premise is simple: Potters and other craftspeople, educators and others work with the community to create handcrafted bowls. Guests are invited to a simple meal of soup and bread. In exchange for a cash donation, guests are asked to keep a bowl as a reminder of all the empty bowls in the world. The money raised is donated to an organization working to end hunger and food insecurity.

Hands On is proud to announce this is the sixth year they are participating in the Empty Bowls event.  You can get involved by painting a bowl to donate to the dinner.  Simply stop in to the Hands On studio and choose a bowl to paint.  Bowls range from $8 - $12.  The studio and glazing fees will be waived for anyone that paints a bowl to donate.  The goal is 200 bowls for this year’s event.

The Wellbeing Program is pleased to offer you and a family member the opportunity to create a bowl for this charity event.  We will cover the cost to participate with costs for additional family or friends to be incurred by you.  Please identify yourself as a CSI employee and your first two bowls are FREE to you. This is a great opportunity to engage your creative side and spend quality time with a significant other or other family member.  Just remember, you leave your creation behind to donate to the event.

Feel free to drop in to select and paint a bowl now through February 10th. Times available are:

Mon-Thurs 10am-7pm
Fri 10 am-9 pm
Sat 10 am-7 pm
Sun 12-5 pm 

Judy Heatwole, MTD
Human Resource Specialist
Employee Wellbeing Coordinator

CSI Supervisors: Attend Supervisor Training in Twin

CareerTrack is coming to Twin Falls on Friday, March 27, and bringing its training seminar on THE ULTIMATE SUPERVISOR.  This is a rare opportunity to receive supervisory training with your peers right here in town.  Seven of our own have already said they’re on board.

The cost is minimal – a day of your time and $139 per person, tax free, if we can get 5 or more to attend.  It runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and takes place at the Shilo Inn Suites at 1586 blue Lakes Blvd N.  Yes, this is the Friday of Spring Break. 

This training includes:

·         The role of the supervisor (AKA the office hero!)
·         Getting it all done with the power of superior organization
·         Building an A+ team
·         The challenges of change
·         Intro your future… no psychic powers necessary

Find a complete description online>>

The HR office is offering to coordinate attendance and registration and help you get there financially if you need.  Please reply to jheatwole@csi.edu with your interest and questions.  Talk to other supervisors in your work area and let’s get there as a team!

Judy Heatwole, MTD
Human Resource Specialist
Employee Wellbeing Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu | 732-6269

Brown Bag

Please join us for:

Brown Bag
Desert Café
Wednesday, February 4 AND Thursday, February 5.
Noon
Topic: Using group work with our students (online and on campus).

Breakfast Club
TLC (upstairs in Taylor Building)
Friday, February 6
8:00 am to 8:50 am.
**We had so much fun at our first meeting. Wow.

Evin Fox, Ph.D.
Professor, Early Childhood Education
efox@csi.edu | 732-6872

CSI Best Practices, Join the Group!

Sign up for our facebook page: http://CSIBestPractices.com

Evin Fox, Ph.D.
Professor, Early Childhood Education
efox@csi.edu | 732-6872

CSI Employee Financial Planning Classes

The Wellness Program and Community Education Department have partnered to provide CSI employees with a number of low-cost financial planning and fiscal health education opportunities:

Investing 101: Foundations of Investing
Course Code - XCSI 001 C01
Thursday - January 29th
7 to 8:30pm
Discounted Price for CSI Employees - $7.50 (includes workbook)

Fearless Investing II: Going Deeper Into the Market with Penny Stocks
Course Code - XCSI 001 C02
Tuesdays - February 10th & 17th
7 to 8:30pm
Discounted Price for CSI Employees - $10

401Ks: Roll It, Take It, Leave It, Move It - Know Your Employer Retirement Plan
Course Code - XCSI 001 C03
Thursday - February 26th
7 to 8:30pm
Discounted Price for CSI Employees - $7.50 (includes workbook)

Mastering Money: Managing and Investing for Gen X and Millennials
Course Code - XCSI 001 C04
Tuesdays - March 3rd & 10th
7 to 8:30pm
Discounted Price for CSI Employees - $10

Women Investors: A Woman's Retirement Outlook
Course Code - XCSI 001 C05
Wednesday - March 18th
7 to 8:30pm
Discounted Price for CSI Employees - $7.50 (includes workbook)

Social Security: Your Questions Answered
Course Code - XCSI 001 C06
Wednesday - April 8th
7 to 8:30pm
Discounted Price for CSI Employees - $12.50 (includes workbook)

Course descriptions can be found at http://communityed.csi.edu or by requesting a copy of the 2015 Spring Community education catalog.

For more information about these classes or assistance registering, please contact Diane at (208)732-6442 or dgause@csi.edu.  Space is limited - register now!

Ashley Schultz
Course Developer

College of Southern Idaho
208.732.6441

Transfer Fair

















The CSI Advising Center is hosting Transfer Fair in the Student Union Building/Eagle’s Nest (right outside of the Matrix). 

Four-year colleges and universities from around the area will be here to provide information about transferring to their respective schools. Information about academic programs, financial aid, scholarships and housing will be available. The following schools plan on attending: 

• Northwest Nazarene University
• Boise State University
• College of Idaho
• Idaho State University
• BYU – Idaho
• University of Idaho
• Lewis-Clark State College
• Utah Valley University
• Utah State University
• Montana Western
• Westminster College

For more information contact: Scott Lindquist at 
208-732-6252 or slindquist@csi.edu. 

Agency: Advising Center 
Facility: Student Union/Eagle's Nest 
Charge: There are no Charges or Fees

ISU M.B.A. PROGRAM

Heidi Wadsworth, the Director of Graduate Studies from ISU, will be available for advising in room #144 of the Hepworth building on February 11th   concerning the fully on-line MBA program available to holders of business and non-business bachelor degrees. The program is tailored for working professionals and is highly flexible. It may be completed in as little as one year or enrollees may take up to eight years to complete the program. Appointments are available from 8:00 to 9:30 and from 2:30 to 4:00. Please call 2300 or 736-2101 to schedule a time.

Margaret Seipel
ISU-Twin Falls
seipmarg@isu.edu | 208-933-2300

CSI Cheer & Dance Mini Camp

Does your child like to dance, move, and cheer? Ages 4-14 will be encouraged to participate in the CSI Cheer and Dance Mini Camp on Saturday, February 7. The CSI Cheer and Dance team members along with their coaches will teach your child a whole choreographed dance, plus cheer. 

The best part...after practice they will have some time to run home, get all dressed up, and then return to the CSI Gym to perform during the CSI Men's Basketball game halftime! 

The $50 registration fee for this camp includes instruction, a tee shirt, two adult game tickets (your child will get in free), and a coupon for $1 off of a fruit smoothie from the Juice Bar.

Registration is due by TODAY Monday, February 2. Spots are limited! Please mail or drop off your completed form to:

Ginger Nukaya 
College of Southern Idaho 
PO BOX 1238 
Twin Falls, ID 83303-1238

Click here to print off the registration form:
http://www.csi.edu/events/ CheerDanceMiniCamp2015.pdf

TI 83/84 Calculator Workshop

 

 

 

 

 


 

Spring Walking Challenge

Wellbeing: Active Lifestyle Challenge Returns for Spring Semester

Do you need a little kick to get your engine started this spring?  Well, the President’s Active Lifestyle Challenge is back by popular demand and it begins by gathering teams THIS WEEK!  Our employee participants told us it was easy to do and gave them just the push they needed to get going and keep going during fall semester. 

Captains from our past walking challenges are replying now to say they are still available to lead a team.  Having a champion in each workplace makes it SO much easier to gather participants and communicate with team members.  We REALLY appreciate our captains.

So, if you haven’t heard from your captain yet please let them know you want to be on the team.  If you’re new to the challenge and want to learn more you can check out our website and journal to track your activity and nutrition at http://wellness.csi.edu/Fall2014challenge.html.

Stay tuned for more information to come this week.

Judy Heatwole, MTD
Human Resource Specialist
Employee Wellbeing Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu | 732-6269

Best Protection Against Measles

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PRESS RELEASE
Date: January 28, 2015
Contact:
Tanis Maxwell, Epidemiology Manager, 737-5971
For Immediate Release

Vaccination is the Best Protection Against Measles
TWIN FALLS- With the confirmation of measles in 11 states, South Central Public Health District (SCPHD) advises people to verify that they and their children are current on their measles (MMR) vaccinations. Vaccination is the best protection against measles.
The measles, a highly contagious virus, causes rash, a cough, runny nose, eye irritation, and fever. Symptoms appear one to three weeks after exposure. The virus can lead to ear infections, pneumonia, seizures, brain damage, and death. Measles spreads easily through coughing and sneezing.
“The measles virus is highly contagious since it can remain active on infected surfaces for up to two hours,” said Tanis Maxwell, SCPHD Epidemiology Manager. “Measles is so contagious that if one person has it, 90% of the people close to that person who are not vaccinated will also become infected with the measles virus.”
The measles vaccine requires two doses for 99% effectiveness. Children take the first dose when they’re 12 to 15 months old. At least 28 days must separate the two doses, but children typically take the second dose between the ages of 4 and 6. Adults should receive at least one dose of measles vaccine unless they have been previously immunized, were born prior to 1957, have been diagnosed by a doctor with measles, or have other medical contraindications for the vaccine. Pregnant women should wait until after giving birth to get the vaccine.
If your vaccination records show a need for updates, you can make an appointment by calling the SCPHD clinic in your area. Immunizations are available by appointment at SCPHD offices in:

  • Bellevue: 208-788-4335
  • Gooding: 208-934-4477
  • Jerome: 208-324-8838
  • Mini-Cassia: 208-678-8221
  • Twin Falls: 208-737-5966

For more information on measles and SCPHD’s immunization fees and clinic schedules, visit phd5.idaho.gov.      

Amy Lierman
PIO, South Central Public Health District 
Phone 208-737-5978
www.phd5.idaho.gov

Prevent. Promote. Protect.

Blood Pressure Checks

CSI Employee Wellbeing & Health Students Partner to offer blood pressure checks.

According to WebMD:
“In as many as 95% of reported high blood pressure cases in the U.S., the underlying cause cannot be determined. This type of high blood pressure is called essential hypertension.”

“Though essential hypertension remains somewhat mysterious, it has been linked to certain risk factors. High blood pressure tends to run in families and is more likely to affect men than women. Age and race also play a role. In the United States, blacks are twice as likely as whites to have high blood pressure, although the gap begins to narrow around age 44. After age 65, black women have the highest incidence of high blood pressure.”

“Essential hypertension is also greatly influenced by diet and lifestyle. The link between salt and high blood pressure is especially compelling. People living on the northern islands of Japan eat more salt per capita than anyone else in the world and have the highest incidence of essential hypertension. By contrast, people who add no salt to their food show virtually no traces of essential hypertension.”
The CSI Employee Wellbeing program believes in being PROACTIVE about PREVENTION.  For that reason we have partnered with the Health Science  students to offer blood pressure screenings throughout the month of February starting next week at these days/times and locations:

  • Monday February 2, 2015 -- 11-11:45 near the rock wall in the Taylor building.  (3 MA students, Scott Snell-faculty)
  • Tuesday February 3, 2015 -- 11-11:45 just outside the Library in the commons area.  (2 MA students, Heather Reardon-faculty)

If you have any questions or concerns about your screening you are welcome to then visit with our Coaches on Campus who will visit on Wednesday, February 11, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Hepworth Building. Your questions and discussions are always welcome and held in strict confidence by this staff of professional nurses and dietitians. 

We would especially like to thank committee member Kara Mahannah for coordinating this event with our Health Sciences students!

Judy Heatwole, MTD
Human Resource Specialist
Employee Wellbeing Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu | 732-6269

Book Review: Dr. Ann’s Weigh Less for Life

(Find this book in your work area or in the CSI Library)

Most of you know me as the Learning Assistance Coordinator, but I also teach Fitness courses for CSI. I earned my Master degree in Sports Health in 1992 and have continued my education in this area.  One of my primary research areas is nutrition. As a person who comes from a diabetic family I have fought hard to remain diabetes free. My research and investigation into all the diets and eating fads has helped me to understand what really works in an eating plan. So when I picked up Dr. Ann’s ‘Weigh less for Life’, I was interested to see what she had to say. I began reading the 21 key strategies and they supported much of what the biometric experts are teaching. A Doctor of Biometrics is a specialist in the process of weight management.

The fantastic thing about this book is that it is NOT a diet plan, but a plan to change the way you eat. These eating strategies can be gradually worked into your eating and shopping activities until they become habit. You can try one or two at first and then keep adding on until you follow each of the 21 strategies.

Dr. Ann Kulze has great experience and a strong background for eating healthfully.  I strongly encourage you to read the book and try adjusting your habits as suggested in the book.

Also, Thank’s to the HR department for bringing the campus the valuable resource.

Kat Powell M.S., G.C.D.F.
Learning Assistance Coordinator
kpowell@csi.edu | 732-6685

Wear Red Day is Friday, February 6

Please join the CSI Employee Wellbeing Program in wearing RED on Friday to show your support and in taking the time to educate yourself and your friends and family in the importance of heart health!

According to the Go Red for Women organization: In 2003, the American Heart Association and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute took action against a disease that was claiming the lives of nearly 500,000 American women each year – a disease that women weren’t paying attention to. A disease they truly believed, and many still believe to this day, affects more men than women.
Stemming from that action, National Wear Red Day was born. It’s held on the first Friday in February every year to raise awareness about heart disease being the No. 1 killer of women.

This coming National Wear Red Day, Feb. 6, 2015, marks our 12-year anniversary. And looking back on all we’ve accomplished, we’ve really made tremendous strides. They include:

  • Nearly 90% of women have made at least one healthy behavior change.
  • More than one-third of women have lost weight.
  • More than 50% of women have increased their exercise.
  • 6 out of 10 women have changed their diets.
  • More than 40% of women have checked their cholesterol levels.
  • One third of women have talked with their doctors about developing heart health plans.

But despite our progress, women are still dying. They’re still unaware of their risks and the facts. And now’s not the time for complacency. It’s time to stand stronger, speak louder and join us in the fight this National Wear Red Day.

Judy Heatwole, MTD
Human Resource Specialist
Employee Wellbeing Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu | 732-6269