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

Week of February 9, 2015

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Table of Contents

News and Information
Sustainability Council Meeting
50 Year Celebration
Student Health 101 Cash Prize
ISU Job Opportunity in Twin Falls
CSI Foundation Pledge Cards

Events and Action Items
Campus Reads
$5 Off Frozen Tickets
Harlem Globetrotter Tickets
Shop the Herrett Gift Shop for Valentine's Day
Telescope Viewing in the Centennial Observatory
Painted Pottery for Empty Bowls Fundraiser
CSI Supervisors: Attend Supervisor Training

Spring 2015 Brown Bag Topics
CSI Employee Financial Planning Classes
Transfer Fair
ISU M.B.A. Program

Employee Wellness & Preparedness
Best Protection Against Measles
This Week’s Blood Pressure Checks, Tuesday in the Gym
Wellbeing: Active Lifestyle Challenge Returns
Lion’s Club Hearing/Vision Screenings Thank You
Now in the CSI Library: The Body Book

Sustainability Council Meeting

The Sustainability Council invites you to join them tomorrow, Tuesday, Feb. 10 at 1PM in Shields 201 for their first meeting of the Spring 2015 semester.  No previous experience necessary.  Hope to see you there.

B. Randolph Smith, D.A.
Professor, Biology Department
College of Southern Idaho

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

Student Health 101 Cash Prize

Student Health 101 Video Contest


We're pleased to announce the 2015 Student Health 101 #ShareTheHealth video contest - with cash prizes - and we're hoping that you can share it with anyone on your campus that might be interested, such as Peer Educators, interested student groups, or anyone with a creative spirit!

Students will be asked to create their own videos about a health topic of their choice...
any topic is fine, but the video should somehow deliver a health-related message, or encourage students to think more critically about their health and wellness decisions, including (but not limited to) stress, sexual responsibility, technology use, staying
active and more.

Videos should be short, no more than three minutes in length. The videos can take
any form, including skits, songs, animation, or any combination thereof...but please
avoid using commercial music. The entry deadline is Friday, February 20, 2015 at
5pm Eastern time.

Winners, selected by popular vote in March 2015, will receive cash prizes based on student voting - $500 for first place, $300 for second place, and $100 for third place.

For full information, ideas, rules, and last year's winners - please visit:

Dan Wolman
Publisher, Student Health 101
866.636.8336 x1105

ISU Job Opportunity in Twin Falls

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Clinical Assistant Professor, CTE & HRD (7853)
Posting Number: req97
10 Month Full-Time 
Organizational Learning & Performance 
Twin Falls 

Anyone interested should contact Dr. Karen Wilson Scott at scotkare@isu.edu or call 208-521-9793.

Primary Purpose
This permanent non-tenure-line faculty position on the Twin Falls, ID campus will provide leadership in the area of Professional Technical Education (PTE/CTE); design and teach graduate and undergraduate PTE/CTE courses, liaise with the Idaho Division of Professional-Technical Education and post-secondary PTE/CTE institutions in Idaho concerning collaborative delivery of the PTE courses, work with community organizations and local businesses for recruitment purposes as well as non-credit opportunities. This position may also be expected to teach Human Resource Development courses at the graduate and undergraduate level. This is a ten-month professional clinical teaching position with summer instruction possibilities. This position will require the use of emerging technologies in the delivery of instruction. Instruction delivery may be required in online formats and traditional methods. Contractual responsibilities may include some teaching, meetings, and events outside the Twin Falls area.

Key Responsibilities
Teaching four classes per semester from ISU-Twin Falls (40%); Advising undergraduate and graduate students (10%); Guiding masters theses, field research projects, and practica (5%); Providing service to the College, University, IDPTE, Profession (35%); and Engaging in creative and productive scholarly research (5%).

Minimum Qualifications
Applicants for this position must hold, or be nearing the completion of, a doctorate degree in a relevant discipline. Successful candidate must hold an earned doctorate at time of employment.

Preferred Qualifications
Demonstrated leadership in Career and Technical Education. Ability to build relationships with local and regional organizations. Demonstrated leadership experience in national CTE. Leadership in advising CTE Student Professional organization(s). University teaching experience in asynchronous online formats, including advising and directing graduate projects. Significant industry experience. Record of research and publications. Background to teach courses in the Human Resource Development discipline.

Please submit the following documents with your application:
Letter of application; curriculum vitae; college transcripts (non-official at time of application; official copies will be required prior to offer); names and contact information of five professional references.
Position will remain open until filled. 
Salary will be commensurate with education and experience. Includes a competitive benefits package.   

Idaho State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We have an institution-wide commitment to inclusion and diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply. Veterans' preference. 
Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. 

CSI Foundation Pledge Cards

Greetings CSI Family,

The CSI Foundation needs your help. We are starting our yearly internal campaign for CSI employees where we ask everyone to participate by making a donation either through a monthly payroll deduction or a one-time contribution. To start a new payroll deduction you can download the pledge form below, fill in the blanks from your computer and email it to Tamara Harmon at tharmon@csi.edu. Your monthly contribution of ANY size makes a big difference for CSI students. PLUS! You can get tax benefits from donating. No hassle, no fuss, just a deduction from your paycheck that you don’t even have to think about. Or, if you prefer you can make a one-time contribution and still get tax benefits for 2015 by printing the form, filling it out and sending it with a payment to me in the Taylor Building.

It’s never been easier to give back and make a profound difference right here on campus with the students you come into contact with every day.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact us.

Pledge Form: http://csi.edu/events/2015PayrollDeductionPledgeCard.docx

Tamara Harmon
The College of Southern Idaho Foundation, Inc.
Administrative Assistant
tharmon@csi.edu | 208-732-6249

Campus Reads

Did you know that we have a “Campus Reads” Book group here on campus? This group will meet at the following location at the listed dates and times:

Location: Hepworth 150
Time: 1:00-2:00 pm
Dates: Every 4th Thursday of each month

This is a campus-wide group so anyone and everyone is invited! Just show up.

The book for this semster is "All the Light We Cannot See".

LueLinda Egbert
Professor, Education
legbert@csi.eu | 208-732-6890

$5 Off Frozen Tickets







Enter the code: GRPSUPER at www.tacobellarens.com/specials 

Harlem Globetrotter Tickets



The Harlem Globetrotters are offering discounted tickets for all CSI employees. Fill out the order form located at the link below to get yours now! If you have any questions you must contact Carl with the Harlem Globetrotters (info located on link). This offer is not available through the Athletic Office.

Order Form: http://www.csi.edu/events/2015HarlemGlobetrotterOrderForm.pdf

Ginger Nukaya
Administrative Assistant, Athletics
gnukaya@csi.edu | 208-732-6486

Shop the Herrett Gift Shop for Valentine's Day 

Our annual Valentine’s Day sale at the Herrett Center Gift Shop runs through Saturday, February 14th.  20% off items over $5.00 (Meade products excluded). We have great Valentine’s gifts for both your sweetheart and your children.  We have a new shipment of affordable heart themed jewelry.  We also have adorable plush animals, soapstone from Kenya, handcrafted wooden pens and decorations that your sweetheart will love!  
We are open Tuesday & Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Wednesday & Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday from 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. 
Make our store the place to stop for great Valentine gift ideas!

Carolyn Browning
Herrett Center Coordinator
cbrowning@csi.edu | 208-732-6656

Telescope Viewing in the Centennial Observatory

Star gazers have two opportunities to see the wonders of the night sky up-close this week through the Centennial Observatory’s giant 24” telescope:

February 10th is “Telescope Tuesday.”  The observatory will be open from 7:00 to 9:00 PM, weather permitting.  Prime targets will include Mars at the start of the evening, Jupiter and deep-sky targets (including the spectacular Great Orion Nebula) throughout the night.  Admission is $1.50, free for kids 6 and under, or free with admission to the 7:00 PM showing of “Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity” in the Faulkner Planetarium.

February 14th is the second Saturday of the month, which means the observatory will be open for free telescope viewing.  The star party goes from 7:15 PM to midnight, weather permitting.  What could be more romantic on Valentine’s Day than looking at the stars (and planets, and nebulae, and star clusters) while snuggled up with your sweetie in the cold night air?  Plus, in addition to Mars, Jupiter, the Great Orion Nebula, star clusters, and more, the brightest comet currently in the sky will be in view—its name: Comet Lovejoy!

Chris Anderson, Coordinator
Centennial Observatory
Herrett Center for Arts & Science
canderson@csi.edu | (208) 732-6663

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

Spring 2015 Brown Bag Topics



Wednesday Group

Group **



Open Forum - Bring your lunch

Canyon 123

Hep 176


Open Forum - Student Evaluations -what are they and what are they for?

Canyon 123

Hep 176


How to use “group work” in our classes on line and on campus.

Open Forum in Desert Cafe

Desert Cafe


What qualities make a “great teacher?”

Open Forum in Desert Cafe

Desert Cafe


How you'll use the quote:
"Instead of preparing for class thinking about what I'm going to do, I instead think about what the students will be doing."
-Jim Irons

Open Forum in Desert Cafe

Desert Cafe


Gender Equality with Carol Vanhoozer

Open Forum in Desert Café

Desert Cafe


Is passion the problem or the solution?

Open Forum in Desert Cafe

Desert Cafe


How do you bring Joy to work?

Open Forum in Desert Cafe

Desert Cafe


Using badges and gamifications

Open Forum in Canyon 123

Hep 176


Engaging students in education.

Open Forum in Desert Cafe

Desert Cafe


The activist learner.

Open Forum in Canyon 123

Hep 176


What is leadership?

Open Forum in Canyon 123

Hep 176


How to Help Students Know What They Know.

Open Forum in Canyon 123

Hep 176



Open Forum in Canyon 123

Hep 176


Celebration—Resiliency and a Growth Mindset

Open Forum in Canyon 123

Hep 176

**Thursday group can be an extension of Wednesday’s group, or we can share new topics, and we will use the time in the computer lab to share technology ideas.

***Friday “Breakfast Club” will follow the Wednesday noon topics unless the group decides otherwise.

Evin Fox, Ph.D.
Professor, CSI
efox@csi.edu | 208-732-6872

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

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
• Dixie State University

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


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

Best Protection Against Measles

Date: January 28, 2015
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

Prevent. Promote. Protect.

This Week’s Blood Pressure Checks, Tuesday in the Gym

The students of Heather Reardon and Kara Mahannah are offering blood pressure checks on Tuesday, Feb. 10th from 11-11:45 a.m. in the Gym main lobby.  This is a great partnership with our students, so please drop by and get your numbers checked!

And, thank you all for the RED last Friday.  You were awesome!

Judy Heatwole, MTD
Human Resource Specialist
Employee Wellbeing Coordinator

Wellbeing: Active Lifestyle Challenge Returns

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

Lion’s Club Hearing/Vision Screenings Thank You

We want to thank everyone that participated with our hearing and vision screening test.  We had 40 participants that learned if they had a specific vision problems our hearing deficits in specific ranges of sound.

Remember to get your annual vision screening with a professional of your choice to prevent or treat diseases such as Glaucoma early.  Many of these screenings are covered at 100% through our vision insurance provider.  To learn more go to https://vsp.com.

Judy Heatwole, MTD
Human Resource Specialist
Employee Wellbeing Coordinator

Now in the CSI Library: The Body Book

The Body Book: The Law of Hunger, the Science of Strength, and Other Ways to Love Your Amazing Body by Cameron Diaz

I recently picked up this book at Barnes and Noble because I was curious to see what Cameron Diaz might have to say about fitness and nutrition. I was skeptical, to say the least, but was very surprised to find an extremely well researched and written book that includes a history of eating and diets in this country that has been heavily influenced by the makers and marketers of our foods and beverages. 

But this isn’t a diet book, nor is it a workout book. It’s a book about the science of the body, discussing the female form in detail, defining the portions of the anatomy and including diagrams to illustrate her points. It’s also very readable. You can hear Diaz’s voice in her words, simple and straight. I enjoyed this book so much I referred it to Jaime Tigue, who agrees with me that it’s a winner.  It reinforces the weight management classes she has taught to so many of our employees.

Find this book now in the CSI Library and let me know what you think of it.

Judy Heatwole, MTD
Human Resource Specialist
Employee Wellbeing Coordinator