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

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Table of Contents

News and Information
Canyon Springs Golf Course Perk for Students
HSHS Photo Submissions
50 Years Ago Today
LMS Vendors This Week at CSI
Physical Education Department Survey
CSI Civility Message
Medical Assisting Student Club Raffle
State Academic Decathlon Tournament Volunteers Needed
Ticket Takers and Ushers Wanted

Events and Action Items
CSI Weekly Events-Check Facebook
Bingo Night
The Sexy Lie
Spring 2015 Brown Bag Topics
Book Club: 4th Thursday of each month at 1pm
CSI Employee Financial Planning Classes

Employee Wellness & Preparedness
CSI's Employee Health Initiative is coming in April
Coaches on Campus: Learn about April Biometric Screenings
Pregnant?  What you need to know about Harmful Chemicals
Health Awareness: Most Common Cancers in America
Fun Site for Working Moms – and Who Isn’t (a Working Mom)?
World Backup Day-March 31st

Canyon Springs Golf Course Perk for Students

Canyon Springs Golf Course has graciously partnered with us to give our students a golf punch card. The cards are valid for five trips per FULL TIME student for only $15 per trip. This would be a great Spring Break activity for our students so please spread the word. They can pick up a punch card up at the Student Activities Office Monday-Friday from 8 am-5 pm from now until the end of the semester. Full details are included on the cards.

HSHS Photo Submissions

Any photographers with high quality landscape, wildlife, or other nature photographs taken in south central Idaho are encouraged to submit one or two of their photos to the College of Southern Idaho by April 1, 2015. Selected photographs from around the area will be displayed in the CSI Health Science Human Services building on North College Road. 

“This spacious building has been accommodating to our students and the public in every way since we moved into it in 2010, but all our walls are pretty stark,” said CSI Dean of Health Sciences and Human Services Mark Sugden. “We have lots of places to display large, attractive images of southern Idaho.”

Amateur and professional photographers are invited to submit no more than two photos for consideration by April 1. The photo details and requirements can be found at http://ow.ly/JlUFG.

A committee will be convened to select the photos to be enlarged and displayed. Photos that are chosen will feature the photographer’s name and the photographers will be thanked at a recognition celebration that will be announced at a later time.

50 Years Ago Today

Fun Fact: On March 13, 1965 Jim Taylor landed at the Twin Falls Aiport to become the first President of the College of Southern Idaho.

Celebration Planning: The 50 Year Planning Committee is looking for volunteers to create a Western Days parade float. If you are interested please contact Kathy Deahl at kdeahl@csi.edu or Doug Maughan at dmaughan@csi.edu.

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.

LMS Vendors This Week at CSI

As part of our Learning Management System evaluation, we have two vendors here this week.  Please join us and afterwards provide feedback on what you think of their product.

On Tuesday 3/10, Desire2Learn will be presenting to faculty at 3pm in Taylor 277.  They will also be on hand to answer questions and visit about their product.

On Thursday 3/12, Canvas will be hosting hands on workshops at 1pm and 2pm in Library 101.  The two workshops will be identical.  During the workshop, faculty will be setting up courses, post announcements, operating discussions, etc.  It will be a hands on demonstration of their product.  Additionally, Canvas will have a table in the Eagles Nest from 11am to 12:30pm.  They will be there to answer questions about their product. 

Jay Sneddon
Data Center Director
College of Southern Idaho

Physical Education Department Survey

The Physical Education Department is interested in your activity class ideas!  We would like to know what activity classes you enjoy taking and new classes you would like to see at CSI.  Please take this short, 7 question survey, to help us add new activity classes, that you would enjoy!  Thank you!!

Here is the survey link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/6WBQHZ3

CSI Civility Message





The Best Practices Committee hopes you all enjoyed your tootsie roll treat and read the civility quote that was attached. It is part of the CSI Civility Project.

At the beginning of last fall semester, Dr. Cindy Clark delivered a message on civility during in-service week. Dr. Clark stated in her presentation that civility is “Authentic respect for others requiring time, presence, engagement, and an intention to seek common ground” Clark & Carnosso (2008). The Best Practices Committee believes that this is a timely message.

The Best Practices Committee has made civility a continuing event by monthly posters being placed around campus to stimulate a discussion on the topic of civility. Your tootsie roll treat was part of that ongoing reminder.

You also may have noticed the banner at the south entrance to the campus. It read; “CIVILITY….IT STARTS WITH YOU. IF NOT YOU, THEN WHO? This banner will be placed at various locations around the campus during the semester. And be on the lookout, it has been said that a mysterious Knight of Civility will be appearing on campus who goes by the name of Sir Caresalot.

Medical Assisting Student Club Raffle

The CSI Medical Assisting student club members are selling raffle tickets to raise funds for their club as well as The Mustard Tree Wellness Clinic and the MVMAA Penny Glenn scholarship fund. These are some great baskets the descriptions do not include everything in the baskets, if you are interested in tickets please contact Kara Mahannah at 732-6728 or kmahannah@csi.edu.  

Basket #1 Latino Date Night: local restraunts, Mi Pueblo, and movie passes.

Basket #2 Fun in the Sun: Papa Kelsey’s, Jump time, and Jerome snow shack.

Basket #3 Family Fun Night: board games, snacks, bowling passes, Kiwi loco, & movie.

Basket #4 Manly Basket: Lowe’s gift card, Harbor Freight, Rocket Express, and tool bag.

Basket #5 Keeping it Local: Gift Cards to Dickey’s, Gyro, Native Skin, & Brass Monkey.

Basket #6 Backyard BBQ: BBQ grill/smoker from Sears, Massage, & a Rudy’s donation.

Kara Mahannah LPN, RMA
Medical Assistant Program Director
Health Sciences Department

State Academic Decathlon Tournament Volunteers Needed

CSI will be hosting the State Academic Decathlon Tournament on March 13-14. High school students from around the state will be on campus and we are looking for about 15 judges for the speech and interview portion of the decathlon on Saturday morning (from 8:00 to noon). If you are interested please contact Randy Simonson at rsimonson@csi.edu.

R. Simonson, PhD
Professor of Psychology

Ticket Takers and Ushers Wanted

Looking for volunteers for ticket taking and ushering for the March 21st performance of The Keystone Light Friends of the Bob & Tom Show Comedy Tour. This is being brought in by a promotor, so they don’t have a crew in place. 

Volunteers are needed here by 6:30 that day, with the work shift lasting until about ten minutes after curtain at 7:30 p.m. It's super easy and then you get to watch the show for free.

Camille Barigar
CSI Fine Arts Center

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 10:
Spring Jazz Collaboration, Fine Arts Center, 7:30 pm

March 11:
La Voix Humanity, Fine Arts Center, 7:30 pm

March 13:
Explore Herrett: Science Camp In, Herrett Center, 5:30 pm

March 15:
Bill Anschell/Brent Jensen Duo, Fine Arts Center, 7:00 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.

Bingo Night

When: Thurs March 12th, at 6-8pm
Where: Taylor Building 276/277.

Come and join us for our annual Bingo Night at CSI.  There will be lots of prizes!  Tickets can be purchased in advance for $10 at CSI’s Preschool Lab (located at 246 Falls Ave).  Tickets purchased at the door will be $15.  One ticket will purchase one bingo card that can be reused all night.

Additional bingo cards can be purchased for $1 a game.  Snacks will be available to purchase, including the popular fruit kabobs and caramel corn.
This event is a fundraiser that will support Early Childhood Education student teachers at CSI.  Student teachers will use this money to further their education, attend conferences, and put on events in the community for young children.  Come and support our future teachers!

For questions, or to purchase tickets, contact Jamie Bridges (208) 732-6857 or jbridges@csi.edu.

The Sexy Lie

The CSI Diversity Council is bringing an awesome speaker to Campus. Caroline Heldman will be speaking about “The Sexy Lie: combatting the myth that being a sex object is empowering”.

In addition, we will be showing a film on campus related to this talk on 3/16/15 at 7pm in Hepworth 108. The Film is Miss Representation which features our speaker. The film “explores the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America, and challenges the media's limited portrayal of what it means to be a powerful woman.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2UZZV3xU6Q

Spring 2015 Brown Bag Topics

Come to Brown Bag this week.
(Wednesday & Thursday at the Desert Cafe at noon. Friday at 8 am for Breakfast Club in the Teaching Learning Center upstairs in the Taylor Building, near ITC people.) 

EVERYONE is welcome. We are discussing how to bring JOY to our work. If you do come, and you have a funny joke, please share it.

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

Book Club: 4th Thursday of each month at 1pm

CSI has a “Campus Reads” Campus-Wide Book Club in Hepworth 150. Anyone and everyone is invited!

We will not meet during Spring Break but are back on the schedule for April 23rd.


Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and SweetBook for April 23rd; most of us will have it read.
Used on Amazon, may cost .01 & shipping. Listen to the free audio play on Amazon.
What book would you like to read next? Any book?
We like to support authors who come to CSI.

LueLinda Egbert
Ph.D., Ed. Specialist, SPED
Professor of Education

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:

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

CSI's Employee Health Initiative is coming in April

The Heath Assessment (HA) is a confidential, simple health questionnaire that generates a free customized report about what you may be doing that is health conscious and where you can benefit from making some changes. It also provides an aggregate report to the CSI Wellness Program identifying areas where education and activities may be focused.
The HA and Know Your Numbers (KYN) screenings are available to us free of charge as part of our insurance contract with SelectHealth. They are compliant with HIPAA regulations. Information collected is housed and owned by St. Luke's and SelectHealth. Individual participant information is not shared with CSI.  We will, however, receive an aggregate report (numbers and percentages only) to help us know what focus areas are needed in our Employee Wellbeing Program. Access to dietitians and health coaches is one of the benefits of this partnership as well.

The College supports and recognizes the value of employee health and wellness and believes in our responsibility to encourage healthy habits for our employees. The HA and KYN screening and health coaches are tools you can use to help maximize and protect your health for a lifetime.

Screening dates and places are tentative for now.  Everything we do know is already online and can be linked below.  More details will follow. Your questions are always welcome.  Please email jheatwole@csi.edu or call 732-6269. 

  1. April Screening dates and forms
  2. Who will this involve?
  3. What is the incentive for me to participate?
  4. What tests are involved?
  5. Do I need the screening if I've already seen my provider?
  6. What will the results indicate to me?
  7. What are the Health Initiative targets and incentives?
  8. Why do we measure this stuff?
  9. How will I know which incentives I earned?
  10. What if my screening detects a health concern?
  11. What is Health Coaching?
  12. What if my results don't meet the health targets?
  13. Who will have access to the results?
  14. Where do I go for the screening and assessment?
  15. How do I register and complete the Health Assessment?
  16. Is it legal to base my premiums on health results?
  17. Who to contact with questions
  18. Helpful links to more info

Judy Heatwole, MTD
Human Resource Specialist
Employee Wellbeing Coordinator

Coaches on Campus: Learn about April Biometric Screenings

Wednesday, March 11
11 a.m. and again at noon
GRM 223

St. Luke’s coaches and dietitians will join us on Wednesday to help you check your measurements in advance of our April Biometric Screening and Health Assessment events.  Additionally, they will offer a brief overview of what to expect at those screenings.  Please bring a coworker and come with all your good questions. 

Please watch the email for details about our April screenings, dates, times and places.  Your questions are always welcome.  Please feel free to contact me or any member of the CSI Employee Wellbeing Program.  jheatwole@csi.edu.  732-6269.

Judy Heatwole, MTD
Human Resource Specialist
Employee Wellbeing Coordinator

Pregnant?  What you need to know about Harmful Chemicals

How healthy is your house?

The March 2015 issue of Vitality is in and has many wonderful articles of interest to you.  One that piqued my interest has to do with chemicals that may be harmful to mother and child during pregnancy.  I had a chance to attend a workshop on this topic while at a Sustainability Conference in Chico, CA, a few years ago and it really opened my eyes.

Find this article in the Vitality magazine now in your worksite or grab one of the extra copies always available in the Teaching and Learning Center in TAB 213.  Additional information on specific chemicals to avoid can be found at www.mothertobaby.org

Judy Heatwole, MTD
Human Resource Specialist
Employee Wellbeing Coordinator

Health Awareness: Most Common Cancers in America

It is predicted that by 2030, cancer will surpass heart disease as the leading cause of death in America. Although recent studies suggest that many cancers can be attributed to bad luck, there is no doubt that poor lifestyle choices, such as smoking and obesity, contribute directly to rising cancer rates. Although messaging can be notoriously difficult, continued efforts to educate the public about how they can curb preventable cancers is critical in the fight against this devastating disease.

Please help us educate the public about what they can do to fight cancer by sharing our guide and short animated video, Cancer in America - http://www.publichealth.org/public-awareness/cancer/.

Abigail Cook

Judy Heatwole, MTD
Human Resource Specialist
Employee Wellbeing Coordinator

Fun Site for Working Moms – and Who Isn’t (a Working Mom)?


This is a site written by a work-at-home mom with three boys and two dogs that includes a lot of fun stuff and helpful tips.  Kelli lives in Alabama, so much of her advice, recipes, and ideas are flavored with a southern twist.  On this site you will find information about lifestyle, mind and body, travel, saving money, homemaking, parenting and more.  Her recipes are quick, easy and kid-friendly, usually on the cheap side.  They may not be perfect, nutrition wise, but very little is deep-fried and rarely includes lard – she says.  Oh my!

Some helpful meal planning guides I use came from this site.  I can’t locate them there now, but I’ve saved my copies to our CSI Wellbeing Website. They include a list of your own 21 go-to recipes, menu plan for the week, and a cool shopping list to help get you organized.  Enjoy!


Judy Heatwole, MTD
Human Resource Specialist
Employee Wellbeing Coordinator

World Backup Day- March 31st

by News Editor on March 2nd, 2015 in Industry and Security News.


According to Wikipedia, a backup, or the process of backing up, refers to the copying and archiving of computer data so it may be used to restore the original after a data loss event.

In simpler form, a backup is a second copy of all your important files — for example, your family photos, home videos, documents and emails.
Instead of storing it all in one place (like your computer), you keep another copy of everything somewhere safe.

It’s not only a day for backing up your personal data, but it’s also a day to talk about the enormous task of preserving our increasingly digital heritage and cultural works for future generations.

The organization is aiming to reach those who have never backed up in their life, and might not even know what backup is!

However, it is recommended that World Backup Day should be every day! A good backup plan will be continuous and include multiple layers to not only recover your data but also include steps for data preservation.

The original idea for the March 31st date was a humorous reference to April Fool’s Day on April 1st.

World Backup Day is a day for people to learn about the increasing role of data in our lives and the importance of regular backups.

This independent initiative to raise awareness about backups and data preservation started out — like most good things on the internet - on reddit by a couple of concerned users. Let’s make this happen!

Judy Heatwole, MTD
Human Resource Specialist
Employee Wellbeing Coordinator