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GraduationSpeakerKeynote Speaker for CSI Graduation Will Be Tom Ashenbrener
The College of Southern Idaho celebrates its 50th annual commencement for its graduates at 7 p.m. Friday, May 13 in the CSI Gym. This year's keynote speaker is Tom Ashenbrener, owner of Rudy's, A Cook's Paradise.

Upon graduating from the University of Oregon in 1978, Ashenbrener returned to Twin Falls to work with his father, Rudy, at Price Hardware. In 2002, he turned the hardware store into Rudy's. He has been the president of the Twin Falls Rotary Club and CSI Foundation, the Board Chair for St. Luke's Magic Valley Regional Medical Center, has served on the Twin Falls Chamber of Commerce board and is a past recipient of the Curtis T. Eaton Small Businessperson of the Year award. He is a current member of the First Federal Savings Bank board and president of First Federal's Charitable Foundation. He says his objective at graduation will be to ignite students' desire to stay or to return to the Magic Valley as he did after completing their education because our region is bursting with possibilities.

According to CSI Registrar Dr. Michele McFarland, more than 1,000 students have applied for graduation so far, though only a fraction of that number actually walk on commencement night. Typically, about 400 graduates take part in the actual commencement exercises. The exact number in the procession will not be known until graduation night. Graduating students are able to continue signing up to walk in commencement until the day of the ceremonies.

The replacement of both the upper and lower sections of bleachers since last spring has reduced the overall number of seats somewhat. Spaces for handicapped audience members are more plentiful and accessible now. Early arrival is the only way to assure seating. Friends and family members of CSI graduates are advised that overflow seating will be available in two venues of the CSI Evergreen building, located next door to the gymnasium. The entire program will also be streamed from a link on CSI's homepage, www.csi.edu.
A reception with refreshments catered by Sodexo Food Service will be available to everyone, free of charge, in the Taylor Building Cafeteria immediately following the commencement program, which is expected to conclude between 8:30 and 9 p.m.

Doug Maughan
Public Information Officer
dmaughan@csi.edu  | 208-732-6262
 

PACE1Last Week To Win A PACE 50-for-50 Challenge Jacket
 
Last week to compete,to win one of the 9 jackets that are left
Deadline is April 29, at 5 pm.  Ready...Set...Selfie! 

Click here for the new checklist.

Congratulations to Ben Hamlett and Heather Reardon 
for completing the challenge and winning their jackets! 

Current Competitors:
Naysa Shepherd
47
Lyntessa Limas
35
Jodie Bridges
33
Melissa Earl
32
Maria Alvarez
32
Kara Mahannah
31
Andie Dayley
29
Judy Hansen
22
Rosa Davila
17
Amy Christopherson
9

*Note: Please add participating in the Eagles Give Back event to your checklist. 

Tamara  Harmon
PACE Executive
tharmon@csi.edu | 208-732-6249


We have a captive audience living here at the dorms and we would love to be able to advertise any and all CSI events, activities, functions, etc, but we don't get very many marketing materials to post. Please send us your flyers, posters, pamphlets etc through inter-office mail or contact me directly to arrange pick-up or drop-off as our doors are always locked.  
 
Angela Ursenbach
Eagle Hall Housing Director
angelaursenbach@csi.edu  208-732-6575
 

HerrettSaleMother's Day Sale at the Herrett Center 


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


p20Announcing a Keynote Speaker for the P20 Educator's Conference
For our P20 conference (www.csi.edu/p20), we are especially excited about Professor Asante's keynote on Wednesday, July 13. Please plan to attend and share this opportunity with your students. You can read his story here: http://watchdog.org/175570/asante-defies-odds/

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If you're looking for an event this month chances are we have the information posted on our  Facebook  page. And, don't forget that you can now subscribe to our events which means you'll get a notification when a CSI event is added to our page. 

THIS WEEK
APR 26
Tomorrow 3 PM by College of Southern Idaho
APR 27
Apr 27 - Apr 30 4 friends are going
APR 29
Fri 5:30 PM by College of Southern Idaho
APR 29
Fri 7 PM by College of Southern Idaho
1050 Fox Acres Road, Hailey, ID 83333
APR 30
APR 30
APR 30
Sat 12 PM 1 guest
APR 30
Sat 7:30 PM by College of Southern Idaho
MAY 1
Sun 7:30 PM by College of Southern Idaho
NEXT WEEK
MAY 3
May 3 - May 16 by College of Southern Idaho
MAY 3
Tue 7:30 PM by College of Southern Idaho
MAY 6
May 6 - May 7 12 friends are going
MAY 6
May 6 - May 7
MAY 6
Fri 7:30 PM by College of Southern Idaho
MAY 7
Sat 10 AM by College of Southern Idaho
MAY 7
Sat 1 PM by College of Southern Idaho
246 Falls Avenue Twin Falls, ID
MAY 7
Sat 2 PM by College of Southern Idaho


If you would like to see more of what's going on at CSI visit our  Facebook . O r, if you would like your CSI event listed on our Facebook page, please send your information to eNotes@csi.edu . Pictures, flyers, and most all documents will be accepted and used for the posting. 
   
Kimberlee LaPray
Public Information Specialist
klapray@csi.edu   | 208-732-6299
 
 
BrownBrown Bag This Week
Evin Fox
Professor
efox@csi.edu | 208-732-6872






This Week's Topic: 
"Academic Integrity Committee Presentation."

Wednesday at noon 
in Hepworth 176 with Tiffany Seeley-Case. 

Thursday at 1 o'clock in the Hepworth 176 with Tracey Meyerhoeffer and LueLinda Egbert. This is "Book Club" week. Anyone can come.

Friday morning at 8 o'clock 
in Taylor TLC with Shane Brown. 

Sneak Peek for next week: 
Wed, May 4, Noon, Potluck in Hep 176. 
Thurs, May 5, 1:00 pm, Hep 176, "Living with (orwithout?) Stress" with Scott Rogers

To receive text messages about Brown Bag events , text @8d63b7 to 81010. You can opt-out of messages at anytime by replying, 'unsubscribe @8d63b7'.

Take the civility pledge at:   http://www.civilitypledge.org
 
Visit our CSI Best Practices Facebook group to join the conversation.
OutdoorGet Outdoors with the CSI ORC


Bike
RoadRides * May 2, and May 16,  5:30 pm * Ever wanted to road bike but had no clue where to start? Learn with the CSI ORC! Learn road rules, basic bike maintenance, and ride with a variety of experience levels on Monday evenings! * All Gear Provided - Meet at CSI ORC * Limited Space - Register with jtwiss@csi.edu by 12pm each Monday * $FREE CSI Student (7+ credits) * $10 CSI Staff/Faculty * $15 Community ($FREE BYOG)

Trail Creek Ride * April 30, 8 am-5 pm * Hit the Trail Creek single track system in Pocatello on mountain bike! This trip is for intermediate riders. Transportation & Gear Provided! * Limited Space - Register with jtwiss@csi.edu * SORRY, NO REFUNDS * $6 CSI Student (7+ credits) * $35 CSI Staff/Faculty * $65 Community (-$15 BYOG)

Mountain Bike Clinic at Auger Falls * May 5, 5:30-8:30 pm *  Learn how to mountain bike safely and efficiently with the CSI ORC MB Guru's! We'll teach you body-bike placement, basic maintenance, gear shifting and give you the tools you need to confidently take on the trails! * All Gear Provided - Meet at Auger Falls Parking Area * Limited Space - Register with jtwiss@csi.edu  * $5 CSI Student (7+ credits) * $25 CSI Staff/Faculty * $40 Community ($15 BYOG Community)

Paddle
Sunset Paddle on the Snake * May 18, 5:30-8 pm * Explore the Snake River Canyon and Pillar Falls via kayak! No experience necessary! All Gear Provided * Meet at Centennial Park * $5 CSI Students / $15 Staff & Faculty / $20 Community Members * Limited Space  * No Refunds

Sunset SUP * May 11 & 25, 5:30-7:30 pm  *  Grab your friends for an evening on the Snake practicing some SUP yoga, paddling to the bridge, and enjoying the beautiful weather of Southern Idaho! No experience necessary! *  Limited Space * No Refunds * $5 CSI Students / $15 Staff & Fac / $20 Community 

Christa Gessaman
Coordinator, Outdoor & Challenge Programs
cgessaman@csi.edu   |  208-732-6697


AthleticsCSI Athletics this Week
4/29/2016 College of Southern Nevada Henderson, Nev. 4 p.m. MST
4/29/2016 College of Southern Nevada Henderson, Nev. 2 p.m. MST
4/30/2016 College of Southern Nevada Henderson, Nev. 1 p.m. MST
4/30/2016 College of Southern Nevada Henderson, Nev. 3 p.m. MST
*AWAY GAMES

4/29/2016 College of Southern Nevada Twin Falls, Idaho 1 p.m.
4/29/2016 College of Southern Nevada Twin Falls, Idaho 3 p.m.
4/30/2016 College of Southern Nevada Twin Falls, Idaho 12 p.m.
4/30/2016 College of Southern Nevada Twin Falls, Idaho 2 p.m.
*Home Games

For more information about CSI Athletics visit athletics.csi.edu.

Karen Baumert
Sports Information Director
kbaumert@csi.edu | 208-732-6493

PlanetariumScheduleEvents at the Herrett Center This Month

College of Southern Idaho Herrett Center for Arts and Science     
Museum, Planetarium, Observatory
http://herrett.csi.edu
 
Year round open hours.*
 
*Closed Sundays, Mondays, and federal holidays.
Tuesdays
9:30 am to 9:00 pm
Wednesdays
9:30 am to 4:30 pm
Thursdays
9:30 am to 4:30 pm
Fridays
9:30 am to 9:00 pm
Saturdays
1:00 pm to 9:00 pm
 
Public Event Schedule for May 2016
 
Day
Time
Event
 
Tuesday, May 3rd
6:00 pm
Mingle in the Jungle Reptile Revue.
 
7:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure.
 
Friday, May 6th
7:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Dynamic Earth: Exploring Earth's Climate Engine with a live sky tour.
8:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Pink Floyd: The Wall.
 
 
Saturday, May 7th
1:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Solar System Odyssey.
 
2:30 pm
Planetarium Show: The Accidental Astronauts.
 
3:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Earth, Moon & Sun with a live sky tour.
4:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Lewis and Clark: Great Journey West.
 
7:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Edge of Darkness with a live Pluto mission update.
8:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Flight of the Butterflies.
 
 
Monday, May 9th
6:15 am - 12:45 pm
Observatory: Transit of Mercury free telescope viewing, weather permitting.
 
Tuesday, May 10th
7:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure.
 
Wednesday, May 11th
7:30 pm
Herrett Forum Lecture: Archaeology of the Idaho National Laboratory by Brenda Pace.
 
Friday, May 13th
7:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Dynamic Earth: Exploring Earth's Climate Engine with a live sky tour.
8:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Pink Floyd: The Wall.
 
 
Saturday, May 14th
 
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Astronomy Day: Make and take activities for kids of all ages.
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Observatory: Astronomy Day solar observing, weather permitting.
1:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Solar System Odyssey.
 
2:30 pm
Planetarium Show: The Accidental Astronauts.
 
3:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Earth, Moon & Sun with a live sky tour.
4:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Lewis and Clark: Great Journey West.
 
7:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Edge of Darkness with a live Pluto mission update.
8:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Flight of the Butterflies.
 
9:00 pm - midnight
Observatory: Monthly Free Star Party, weather permitting.
 
 
Tuesday, May 17th
6:00 pm
Mingle in the Jungle Reptile Revue.
 
7:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure.
 
Friday, May 20th
7:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Dynamic Earth: Exploring Earth's Climate Engine with a live sky tour.
8:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Pink Floyd: The Wall.
 
 
Saturday, May 21st
1:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Solar System Odyssey.
 
2:30 pm
Planetarium Show: The Accidental Astronauts.
 
3:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Earth, Moon & Sun with a live sky tour.
4:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Lewis and Clark: Great Journey West.
 
7:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Edge of Darkness with a live Pluto mission update.
8:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Flight of the Butterflies.
 
 
Tuesday, May 24th
7:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure.
 
Friday, May 27th
7:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Dynamic Earth: Exploring Earth's Climate Engine with a live sky tour.
8:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Pink Floyd: The Wall.
 
 
Saturday, May 28th
1:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Solar System Odyssey.
 
2:30 pm
Planetarium Show: The Accidental Astronauts.
 
3:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Earth, Moon & Sun with a live sky tour.
4:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Lewis and Clark: Great Journey West.
 
7:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Edge of Darkness with a live Pluto mission update.
8:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Flight of the Butterflies.
 
 
 
Rick Greenawald
Manager, Faulkner Planetarium
rgreenawald@csi.edu |   208-732-6659
 

ZumbaStudent Service Learning Project Holds Zumba Class for Donations
 
Olivia Lish
CSI Nursing Student


BallCSI Art Experience
Romeo and Juliet
April 27-30, 2016 at 7:30 pm on the Fine Arts Center back lawn
Tickets are now available for the final performance of the CSI Theater Department's 2015-2016 Season, Romeo and Juliet. The show will run Wednesday through Saturday, April 27 - 30 at 7:30 p.m. in the CSI Globe Theater, a special outdoor stage space built especially for this performance behind the CSI Fine Arts Center.

In Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare weaves the tragic tale of two young, star-crossed lovers. At the heart, it is the world's most famous story of romantic love...but it's so much more. It is also a play about a younger generation stretching to break the bonds forged by their elders. It is a search to define the boundary between unfettered romantic love and the mores demanded by society. It is a story of coming of age, of growing up, and of youth struggling to redefine the world in which they live, guided by passion and love. Whether you are experiencing the work for the first time or rediscovering its beauty and poetry, join us as the College of Southern Idaho presents this beautiful and moving piece of theater under the stars in the beauty of an Idaho spring. Audience members are welcome to bring low back chairs and blankets to sit on and food/drinks, but alcohol is prohibited on the CSI campus. Tickets are $8 each for adults and $6 each for students/seniors.

What pairs better with Shakespeare than an evening of jazz, wine, food, and conversation with friends? At 5:30 p.m. on Friday, April 29, CSI and the Magic Valley Arts Council will be offering The Romeo and Juliet Director's Circle, a special program prior to that evening's performance at CSI. Join fellow lovers of Shakespeare for a pre-show presentation and discussion with Romeo and Juliet director Shane Brown, including jazz from Brent Jensen and Michael Frew, wine, and hors d'ouevres. The discussion will include the direction of Romeo and Juliet as a dramatized sonnet, the themes emphasized in the play, and design concepts used to highlight those themes. After mingling, eating, drinking, and discussing, attend the performance of Romeo and Juliet in special reserved seating on the lawn in front of the CSI Globe Stage. Ticket price includes admission to the pre-show discussion, hors d'oeuvres and wine at the Magic Valley Center for the Arts, and reserved seating at the show. Tickets are $20.

Tickets can be purchased at the CSI Fine Arts Box Office, by calling 732-6288, or by going online to http://tickets.csi.edu For more information, call 732-6288.  

Romeo and Juliet Director's Circle
April 29, 2016 from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. at the Twin Falls Center for the Arts
Location: Twin Falls Center for the Arts Sligar Auditorium

What pairs better with Shakespeare than an evening of jazz, wine, food, and conversation with friends? Join fellow lovers of Shakespeare for a pre-show presentation and discussion with Romeo and Juliet director Shane Brown, including jazz from Brent Jensen and Michael Frew, wine, and hors d'ouevres on Friday, April 29 at the Twin Falls Center for the Arts, from 5:30- 7:00. The discussion will include the direction of Romeo and Juliet as a dramatized sonnet, the themes emphasized in the play, and design concepts used to highlight those themes. After mingling, eating, drinking, and discussing, attend the performance of Romeo and Juliet in special reserved seating on the lawn in front of the CSI Globe Stage. Ticket price includes admission to the pre-show discussion, hors d'oeuvres and wine at the Magic Valley Center for the Arts, and reserved seating at the show. Tickets are $20 and are available at tickets.csi.edu

CSI Art Experience
April 30, 2016 from 12:00 - 5:00 p.m. on the Fine Arts Center back lawn
New! Don't miss the CSI Arts Experience, featuring visual and performing artists and teachers from the college and the community. This special day will feature exhibitions, performances, items for sale, and hands-on arts experiences throughout the afternoon. You might learn how to dance the Charleston, throw a pot, beat a djembe, or learn perspective drawing. This event is free of charge. 
  • ART FAIR with hands-on experiences, exhibitions, and items for sale featuring visual artists from around the valley. 
  • FREE DROP-IN DANCE CLASSES in the CSI Fine Arts Theater. (There is room for 12 students in the aerial silks class and a few things you need to know about what to wear and a form to fill out. E-mail cbarigar@csi.edu for more information.)
    • 12:00 p.m. African dance
    • 1:00 p.m. Aerial Silks
    • 2:00 p.m. Dance Improvisation and Movement Creation
    • 3:00 p.m. Ballroom Dance
    • 4:00 p.m. Hip Hop
  • LIVE MUSIC on the special outdoor stage
    • 12:00 p.m. Mr. Don Children's Show
    • 12:30 p.m. CSI Chamber Choir and Madrigals
    • 1:00 p.m. Michael Frew, classical guitar
    • 1:30 p.m. Emily and the Ukes
    • 2:00 p.m. Freckled by Myth 
    • 3:00 p.m. Heather Platts
    • 4:00 p.m. ManReid Steamroller
  • INUKSUIT at 3:00 p.m. around the CSI Bell Tower:
    • Inuksuit is a concert length work for percussion, specifically conceived to be performed outdoors, and in which the performers are widely dispersed and move throughout a large open area. The listeners, too, may move around freely and discover their own individual listening points. This work is intended to expand our awareness of the never ending music of the world in which we live, transforming seemingly empty space into more fully experienced place.
    • CHILDREN'S CORNER at 12:00 p.m. at the stage
    • A special mini arts experience for the little ones featuring a clap, dance, and sing along with Mr. Don followed at noon by Theater movement and games, a special art project, and face painting.
    • ROMEO AND JULIET
Camille Barigar
CSI Fine Arts
cbarigar@csi.edu | 208-732-6288


BookClub"Campus Reads" Campus-Wide Book Club
CSI has a "Campus Reads" Campus-Wide Book Club. Anyone and everyone is invited!

Date: Thursday, April 28 ( 4th Thursday of each month at 1 pm)
Time: 1:00 pm
Subject: Book Club
Location: Hepworth 176, Conference Room
This is the last Book Club discussion for the year. Our focus is on a new book from any Genre.  Tracy Meyerhoeffer would like to host this club and grow it for next year, as a project of hers. Come tell us the most interesting thing you read in this book and help choose the next one.  Amazon has a free trial of Audio version for 1 week on 1-click.

Thinking, Fast and Slow


Oct 25, 2011  | Kindle eBook
Kindle eBook
Auto-delivered wirelessly
 
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

LueLinda  Egbert , Ph.D., Ed. Specialist, SPED
Professor of Education
legbert@csi.edu | 208-732-6890


DiscGolfDisc Golf Tournament Hosted by ASCSI

Student Senators at the College of Southern Idaho will sponsor a disc golf tournament at CSI's disc golf course on Saturday, Apr. 30 to raise money for CSI scholarships.

Registration will begin that morning at 8 a.m. with a player meeting at 9:30. Tee offs begin at 10 a.m. A barbecue lunch and awards will follow the tournament. The registration fee for advanced players is $25, intermediate - $20, novice - $15, women - $15, and youth - $5. Students with CSI identification will receive a $5 discount.

Pre-registration can be done at goldeneagle4disc@gmail.com.
 
Samra Culum
Student Development Coordinator
sculum@csi.edu | 208-732-6223  

HeadStartAre We Crazy About Our Kids

 
Abigail Greenfield
CSI Head Start
  abigail.greenfield@headstart.csi.edu | 208-736-0741 ext 124  

WeldingIntro to Welding Fundamentals Course

 
Katrina Oksten
Workforce Development Specialist
kaoksten@csi.edu  | 208-732-6310  

PiYoPiYo Live Class Information

 
Elaine Bryant
North Side and Jerome Center Director
ebryant@csi.edu  | 208-732-6461  

BusinessConf30% Discount For CSI Employees For the 2016 All Business Conference
30% Discount to CSI Employees! 
 

Sladjana Duranski
ISBDC Training Coordinator
isbdc@csi.edu | 208-732-6450
AlzheimersMay Herrett Forum: "Archaeology of the Idaho National Laboratory"


TWIN FALLS - If you know where to find them, you can visit most of Idaho's significant archeological sites because they're located on the vast tracts of Idaho's publicly-accessible federal land. But some 900 square miles of southeast Idaho have been locked up against public intrusion since 1949, preserved and protected within the boundaries of the Idaho National Laboratory. Within those guarded fences lies thousands of years of evidence of human history and migrations.

At 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 11, INL Archeologist Brenda Ringe Pace will share her 30 years of prehistoric findings at the final Herrett Forum of the school year. Her talk will highlight the careful documentation and study of 13-thousand years of human land use in what is now southeast Idaho, including where the ancient inhabitants lived, how they hunted and fished, and how they moved from place to place following their sources of food.

The Herrett Forum is a monthly series of presentations generally held the third Wednesday evening of each month during the school year. Topics are coordinated by the Herrett Forum Committee, a group of community individuals dedicated to bringing high quality presentations to Twin Falls. No tickets are required for this free public lecture. Doors open at 7 p.m. The Herrett Center for Arts and Science is located on the north side of the College of Southern Idaho campus at the North College Road entrance. 

Teri Fattig
Herrett Center Director
tfattig@csi.edu | 208-736-6501
HealthScreeningOne More Health Screening Left
1. I'm going to guess they will happily take drop-ins at this event although I always suggest an appointment through the St. Luke's site 

 

2. You must then complete the online Health Assessment AFTER you get your screening and before April 31 to receive any incentives. 

 

3. Please see our CSI Health Initiative Website for all details and forms or contact Judy by email reply or calling 732-6269.


 

Thursday - April 28 - 8 to 12 noon at St. Luke's Occupational Health office, 8-1 Poleline Rd. W 

 

Health Measure
2016 Health Target
Per Month
Per Year
KYN & HA
Complete both the Know Your Numbers screening and Health Assessment online tool to qualify for ANY premium reductions
0
0
Tobacco Use Status
No tobacco use  (self-reported)
$10
$120
Blood Pressure
PB less than 140 and 90 mmHg
$5
$60
Blood Sugar
Fasting blood glucose of less than 100 mg/dL. For those with diabetes HgA1c or < than 8.0
$5
$60
*BMI or Waist
BMI of < 35
Men waist < 40
Women < 35
$5
$60
Total Incentive

$25
$300
 
Judy Heatwole, MTD
Employee Wellbeing Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu 208-732-6269


BPAHealthEmployee Assistance Program: Communication Basics @ Work
BPA Health

Effective communication is essential in both our personal and professional lives. Focusing on improving communication skills is a good way to ensure needs and expectations are met.

We communicate to share our feelings and experiences with our loved ones. In doing so, we draw strength from one another. Statistics show that married people tend to live longer than single people. There is a great benefit to having someone close by with whom you can communicate with on a regular basis.

At work, we communicate to understand the goals and expectations of the organization, to create harmony among our coworkers and leaders, and to work toward and deliver high quality services and products. Employees who adopt effective communication habits tend to be more successful in the workplace than those who don't.

Remember that the first two letters of "communication" are "co", meaning communication is something people do together. In other words, if you're not putting your fair share of effort into listening, you can't respond or take action appropriately, and are therefore not communicating effectively.

Words and listening are not the only element of good communication. Observation is also key. Keep the following in mind during your interactions with others:

* Tone of voice
* Body language, including hand gestures and facial expression
* Eye contact
* Simply paying attention

Our EAP offers services to help employees and your family members privately resolve problems that may interfere with work, family and life; up to 4 visits per issue with each company, of which there are two to choose from. These services must be pre-approved with each provider used by calling the toll-free numbers below.

RBH 24-hour Crisis hotline (866) 750-1327
Legal, Financial, Parenting, Adult & Elder-Care Services available.
MyRBH Website use LifeMap for the Access Code

BPA 24-hour Crisis hotline  (800) 726-0003
With special resources for smoking cessation, weight management, alcohol & drug abuse, legal & financial services.  Use the BPA Website to Log in use College of Southern Idaho for your Organization's Name and 800-726-0003 for the Plan's Toll-free Number. 

Judy Heatwole, MTD
Employee Wellbeing Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu208-732-6269


ThanksBest Spring Cleaning Garage Sale Yet!
Thank you all for cleaning your work spaces and donating so much old technology to our Garage Sale. I hope you've found more room for current needs! We also thank the custodial crew for helping all these discarded goods to find an appropriate new home!

Judy Heatwole, MTD
Employee Wellbeing Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu 208-732-6269


Declutter20 Tips to Declutter Your Home
Marni Jameson for AARP Bulletin, March 2016



























Start with your attic. When you're up against your memories, remember: You're simplifying your life, not erasing your past.

1. Wedding dress

If no one is going to wear it again, have some nice pillows made out of it. Or save it to wrap bouquets in your daughter's wedding. Or clip off a piece of fabric and display it in a frame with a photo of your wedding day.

2. Love letters

Keep them if they're yours. But if they're your parents', they're not really yours: They're part of a romance between your parents, never meant for you. Burn them ceremonially and send the love back into the universe.

3. Boxes of photos

Throw out landscape shots. Pick three with people in them from each vacation or holiday. With the rest, pull out the great shots. Send the keepers to an online scanning service to store in the cloud, or make albums.

4. China set

If you like it, use it. If you don't, sell it through eBay. Be realistic, though. Not long ago, fine china commanded a nice price. But today's consumers want fine tableware that's safe in the microwave and the dishwasher.

5. Antiques

Take high-end antiques to a local antiques dealer, who can take them to an auction house. Find out what the house's take is upfront (typically 10 to 15 percent) as well as where it will place the starting bid.

Judy Heatwole, MTD
Employee Wellbeing Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu 208-732-6269


MentalHealthMental Health Awareness Activities



































































For more information about these events, please contact Curtis Johnson, 
LCSW at 208-736-2177 or email: johnsonC1@dhw.idaho.gov

Judy Heatwole, MTD
Employee Wellbeing Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu 208-732-6269


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Nondiscrimination Statement:  It is the policy of the College of Southern Idaho to comply with all federal, state and local authorities requiring nondiscrimination, including but not limited to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and Executive Orders 12898 (Environmental Justice) and 13166 (Limited English Proficiency).  College of Southern Idaho is an equal opportunity employer. The college does not exclude from participation in, deny the benefits of, or subject any individual to discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, income, protected veteran status, limited English proficiency, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state or local law.

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