eNotes@CSI - Employee Newsletter: Week of February 17, 2015

Week of March 23, 2015

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Table of Contents

News and Information
Spring Break Week Testing Center Schedules
50 Years Ago Today
We Need Some Coupons!

Events and Action Items
CSI Weekly Events-Check Facebook
Diabetes Awareness
Herrett Center Spring Break Planetarium Schedule
Shriners Hospitals for Children Screening Clinic
Date Night

Employee Wellness & Preparedness
April CSI Health Initiative Screening Dates Confirmed
Conversation Starters: Talking with your Teen
Colon Cancer Month: Preventive Colonoscopies are FREE!

Spring Break Week Testing Center Schedules









50 Years Ago Today

Fun Fact: On March 29, 1965- H.B. 313 divided the state into six junior college areas.  Area 4 included Blaine, Camas, Cassia, Gooding, Jerome, Lincoln, Minidoka, Twin Falls and parts of Elmore and Owyhee counties. Only one public college per area could exist until the first exceeded 1,000 full-time day students. To form a junior college district, at least four school districts were needed. 

We will be posting weekly updates in eNotes for the remaining fun facts, events, and things going on for the rest of the year for our 50th Anniversary! If you have a fun fact that you would like to include please send it to eNotes@csi.edu.

We Need Some Coupons!

Every year CSI puts an insert in the newspaper for our summer course offerings. We would like to include four coupons on the back of this insert. Do you have a coupon worth offering to the community for something in your department or area? Please send your coupon ideas to eNotes@csi.edu. Tereasa Nichols, our graphics designer is able to create the coupon if you can supply the information. Here is an example from two summers ago:

CSI Weekly Events-Check Facebook

See all event details on the Events tab of our College of Southern Idaho Facebook page. Not sure how to get there? No problem...it's three easy steps:

1. Log into Facebook
2. Search "College of Southern Idaho"
3. Click on the "Events" tab right under our cover picture

March 24-26, Safety and Busienss Fest, HSHS, 7:30 am

March 24-28, Spring Break at the Herrett Center, All Day


March 26, Basic Wine Appreciation, Thousand Springs Winery, 6 pm

If you have any questions about any of these events, or would like to include your event in this listing please e-mail eNotes@csi.edu.

Diabetes Awareness

Additional Info: There will be some blood testing utilizing family members of T1Ds and vouchers for A1Cs/glu tests with a f/u notice from their physician.  Yes to consultations, advising, speaking on education pieces and materials. There will also be A1C and blood glucose testing.

For further information, please contact one of the following committee members:
Deb Annest, Rita Ruhter, Cindy Seaman, Kara Mahannah, Megan Williams, Gay Bondelid, Jaime Tigue, Crystal Ayers, or RoseAnna Holliday.


Please encourage all students in the Eagle Hall Dorms to attend. This is great and important information for them to know and be aware of!

Herrett Center Spring Break Planetarium Schedule



Shriners Hospitals for Children Screening Clinic



Screening Clinic

To Identify children who can benefit from orthopedic and burn/scar care

If you know a child from birth to 18 with any of these conditions, Shriner’s Hospital for Children would like to help. We are offering to provide expert care regardless of the patient’s ability to pay.

We Treat:

  • Problems with bones, joints, or muscles
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Spina Bifida
  • Scolosis (curvature of the spine)

DATE: Saturday, April 25, 2015
TIME: 9:00 am-1:00 pm
LOCATION: CSI Campus-Twin Falls Health Science Human Services Building on North College Road
INFORMATION: 208-733-2721

Date Night

The Early Childhood Education Program will be hosting “Date Night” on Friday, April 17, 2015. This is a time for parents to leave their children in a fun and active environment as they take some time for themselves. All Proceeds go to support the Early Childhood Education Student Club.

Date: Friday, April 17, 2015 
Time: 5:30-9:30 pm
Location: Preschool Lab - 246 Falls Avenue
Price: $15.00 per child for the four hours
RSVP: Kelsey Skinner (kelseyskinner@csi.edu) or by phone (732-6884)
Who: Children 2-10

Payment must be made in advance to fully reserve your child’s spot.
Payment must be sent to:
Kelsey Skinner
College of Southern Idaho
PO Box 1238
Twin Falls, ID 83303

Children will be supervised by ECE Preschool Lab Teachers who are trained in CPR/First Aid

Pizza, ice cream, and activities will be provided

Get your Reservation and Payment in early!! We have space for 40 children.

Kelsey W. Skinner
CSI Preschool Facilitator

April CSI Health Initiative Screening Dates Confirmed

We now have firm dates for our on-campus and Head Start screenings and will send coaches to our STAR Idaho in Boise and Blaine Co Center in Hailey as well.  The dates are listed below.  Information to set an appointment and forms for the doctor verification form for those that have measured the targeted health standards (height, weight, waist circumference, self-reported tobacco use, blood pressure and glucose) are both coming soon. 

Screening dates on the CSI main campus:
Please fast at least two hours, 8 is best.

7 - 9 a.m. on each CSI date
Tuesday, April 7, TAB/SUB 247
Thursday, April 9, HEP 150
Thursday, April 16, GRM 234
Thursday, April 23, TAB/SUB 247
Friday, April 24, HEP 150
Tuesday, April 28, HSHS 139

3 - 5 p.m. at Head Start
Monday, April 13, Twin Falls
Monday, April 20, Burley & 12 - 1 p.m. at Mini-Cassia Center
Monday, April 27, Wendell

Also available, St. Luke's, 
Twin Falls screenings: 
8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, April 15
St. Luke's Wellness Office
496 Shoup Ave., Suite A
Poleline Rd., Twin Falls

Judy Heatwole, MTD
Human Resource Specialist
Employee Wellbeing Coordinator

Conversation Starters: Talking with your Teen

From the March BPA (Employee Assistance Program) newsletter. 

Parenting teens is not always easy. Relating to them is altogether a different ball game. As teens grasp for independence and autonomy, parents cling to the parent/child relationship and crave open lines of communication. Here are twenty five topics that can stimulate conversation and lead you to a greater understanding of your teen both as an individual and as an emerging adult. Keep the conversation rolling by encouraging your teen to explain their answers. Offer your own answers to the questions and provide quality explanations that help your teen understand you and your perspectives.

  1. If you could get anything back that was lost or broken, what would it be?
  2. What helps cheer you up when you are having a bad day?
  3. If time travel were possible, would you rather visit the future or the past?
  4. What particular aspect of being an adult are you looking forward to most?
  5. What subject would you like to learn about that's not being taught at your school?
  6. Which historical figure would you most like to meet?
  7. If you could live in a different country for a year, which would you choose?
  8. What qualities do you look for in a friend?
  9. What are the best and worst things about being a teenager?
  10. What three words do you think your generation can claim as its own?
  11. Which song's lyrics best describe your life?
  12. What is the one way you are most influenced by your peers?
  13. What are your top two or three highest ambitions for your future?
  14. If you had to give up TV/video games for a year, what would you do with the extra time?
  15. If you could change one thing about how your parents act toward you, what would it be?
  16. What scares you most about growing old?
  17. What is one important lesson you have learned from someone older than you?
  18. If you could create one new family tradition, what would it be?
  19. If you could help a friend or family member stop one habit, what would it be?
  20. What is the earliest memory you have?
  21. What concerns do you think most teens share?
  22. If you had to confront the adult world on one issue, what would it be?
  23. What was your most embarrassing moment?
  24. What is the one thing you will miss most about being a teenager?
  25. If you could know one thing about your future, what would you want to know?

Adapted from Teen Talk in a Jar: Everyday Questions for Teens by Free Spirit Publishing

Contact our EAP programs using the links or phone numbers on the HR site.

Judy Heatwole, MTD
Human Resource Specialist
Employee Wellbeing Coordinator

Colon Cancer Month: Preventive Colonoscopies are FREE!

Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in Idaho. It doesn’t have to be. When caught early it is highly treatable and beatable with a 95% survival rate. Prevent colon cancer in your life! Get your colonoscopy as recommended by your doctor and that is covered 100% by our insurance provider SelectHealth.  Read the Screening Guidelines offered online through the CDC.

Enjoy the colon cancer “Bottom Line” poetry contest entries for State of Idaho Wellness online at http://www.healthmatters.idaho.gov/Colon_Cancer.html. Here’s one of the many very funny poems created by workers across the state. 

Judy Heatwole, MTD
Human Resource Specialist
Employee Wellbeing Coordinator