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March 30, 2015
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50 Years Ago
Fun Facts about CSI

 

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. 


If you have any fun facts about CSI that you would like to share send them to eNotes@csi.edu.  
Spring PACE General Meeting
Don't Forget to Attend



Medical Assistant Basket Raffle 
Winners
#1  Latino Date Night=Kenzy Mendez  
#2 Fun in the Sun=Kerry Hicks
#3 Family Fun Night=Stacy Schrock

#4 Manly Basket=Don Reynolds

#5 Keeping it local=JoAnne Fitch
 
#6 Light up Backyard BBQ=Roberto Gomez
Facebook Events 
Weekly Update

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 under our cover picture

 April 8, Diabetes Awareness, 4-6 pm, HSHS Building
 April 10, Masters of Soul, Fine Arts, 7:30 pm
 April 14, Secrets of the City, North Side Center, 7 pm
Effective Teacher Workshop
3rd Annual Event

August 13 and August 14, (Thursday and Friday) will be our 3 rd  Annual Effective Teacher Workshop. 

The group has grown and we now have two levels. The first level is for new teachers; level two is for second/third-year and seasoned teachers. The instructors are Evin Fox and Tracey Meyerhoeffer (level 1) & Tiffany Seeley-Case and Shane Brown (level 2). 

Snacks and lunch will be provided for both days. There is no fee for the class, and you can sign up for credit.
 
You can sign up for this class by sending an email to Shonna Parsons to reserve your spot.

Evin Fox, PhD
Professor of Education
Elevate 2015
Women's Conference

Idaho SBDC is proud to present Elevate 2015, Southern Idaho's ONLY business conference tailored to inspire and advance women!

Join other business leaders, entrepreneurs and balance seekers at our fourth annual women's business & career conference April 17 at Canyon Crest Convention Center. Dedicated seminar tracks will help you recharge your career and elevate your leadership skills as you learn practical and timely topics from uplifting local and state leaders.

Staff tickets: $59, and includes all conference materials and keynote luncheon. Seminar topics include finances, communication, business branding, networking and personal growth. Professional headshot portraits will be available for a one-time conference fee of $25 from Addison Photography-so look your best!

Register today at www.csi.edu/elevate or for sponsorship or vendor booth opportunities, contact us at (208) 732-6450.
Hero Blood Drive
Hosted by Latinos Unidos

Alert! We need your help!

Over 575 American Red Cross blood drives in 24 states were canceled because of inclement weather, resulting in more than 19,000 uncollected blood donations. The Red Cross urges healthy, eligible donors in unaffected areas to make blood donation appointments to ensure blood is available for those in need. *T-shirts, cookies, and saving lives!

THURSDAY, APRIL 9   

Student Rec. Center Gym

9-3 PM 

 

Schedule online:  www.redcrossblood.org   and  enter sponsor code 
CSIEagles
o r call Debi 208-484-0138 for appt.

 

Best Practices
Event Schedule

Wednesday
April 8. 12:00-12:50. Hepworth 176. "Service Learning." Bring your lunch.

Thursday, April 9. 12:00-12:50. Canyon 123. "Creating a Canvas Class." We are pretty excited about the opportunities for creating rich classes for our students. Come join us for some workshopping.

Friday, April 10. 8:00 am - 9:00 am. Taylor Building (TLC), "Open Forum."

Please consider joining any or all of these sessions.

Evin Fox, Ph.D.
Professor
Local Celebrity Roast & Toast
a Meals on Wheels Fundraiser



CSI Black & Gold Ball
CSI Foundation Fundraiser

Just a reminder that you are all welcome to attend the CSI Foundation's 18 th  Annual Black & Gold Ball. (It's not as stuffy as it sounds, I promise). Here is the invitation and you can let me know via email if you want to get in on the fun!

April Health Initiative Screening 

Dates, Forms and Scheduling Instructions

 
Call St. Luke's to scheduled your appointment (required) at 208-381-9000. And yes, you must schedule an appointment whether you attend a screening on campus, off campus, at a Head Start site or at the St. Luke's site day of screenings!
 
Or, for those that prefer to schedule online a new option has just opened.  Go to:  http://www.stlukesonline.org/csi/ .
Download instructions for scheduling online. 
Screening dates on the CSI main campus:  Remember to fast at least 2 hours, 8 is best!
 
7 - 9 a.m. on each CSI date below:
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 offices:
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 am - 4 pm on Wednesday, April 15
St. Luke's Wellness Office
496 Shoup Ave., Suite A
Poleline Rd., Twin Falls

I have seen my physician in the last 6 months, since Nov. 1:

Doctor verification form for physician to complete
 
Find all this information and more online at  http://wellness.csi.edu/BiometricScreening.asp.
 
My best,
 
Judy Heatwole, MTD
Human Resources Specialist
Employee Wellbeing Coordinator
208-732-6269
Spring Challenge Wearable Trackers: 
And the Winners are....
 
Congratulations to the 20 participants (out of 136 employees that completed the challenge) who WON the Misfit wearable tracking devices!  We drew from all the journals we received back from the captains - thank you. Remember too that completing participants also receive a coupon to the bookstore.  That's coming soon. 
 
And the winners are:
 
1.    Mark Akins
2.    Tonia Bowcut
3.    Dennis Brauer
4.    Heidi Campbell
5.    Hannah Clark
6.    Jim Dawson
7.    Cindy Flowers
8.    Cindy Harding
9.    Jeff Harmon
10.  Chrystal Hohn
11.  Michael Johnson
12.  Dianne Jolovich
13.  Greg Lowe
14.  Stacy Madsen
15.  Leslie McClure
16.  Michele McFarlane
17.  Jason Nichols
18.  Teresa O'Dell
19.  Jamie Reid
20.  Deb Stuart
 
Congrats everyone!  You're Misfits are in the mail!
 
My best,
 
Judy Heatwole, MTD
Human Resources Specialist
Employee Wellbeing Coordinator
208-732-6269
CSI Golden Eagle Financial Freedom 
Extends Access to Online Resources
 
When we offered the financial freedom course through the CSI Employee Wellbeing Program last fall access to online resources was made available to all participants that enrolled in the program.  Through a special agreement with the folks from the 8 Pillars Program that presented these materials we have gained access for ALL OUR EMPLOYEES to these online resources.  I'm also told more written materials are free to employees that would like to have them. 
 
Online resources may be found and accessed at this location:
 
Create your 8 Pillars University Account:
 
  1. Go to www.8pillarsU.com and click, "Sign Up"
  2. Enter Coupon Code:  CSI (all caps)
  3. Click "Apply Coupon"
  4. Click "Proceed to Checkout"
  5. Create your new personal account
    1. Note: Your Username is the first part of your email (everything up to the "@" sign).
  6. Accept the "Terms and Conditions"
  7. Click "Place Order"
 
If you would like the written materials for the program please email me at  jheatwole@csi.edu or call me at x6269. 
 
Judy Heatwole, MTD
Human Resources Specialist
Employee Wellbeing Coordinator
208-732-6269
It's Spring Cleaning Time
Meet Our Growers

It's that time of year again when it's time to assess all the "stuff" around us at home and at work and possibly sort, tidy and clean.  Are all the visuals at your desk inspiring or distracting?  Does everything have purpose, function and value or could some things use a new home or add to a recycle bin on campus? 
 
These may not be questions for the ages, but they are timely thoughts as Earth Day looms and our annual SWAP MEET and RECYCLE FEAT comes to CSI.  Remember, anything purchased through CSI belongs to CSI and must be returned if you're no longer using it.  Your personal items may be taken home or included in your office refuse as you wish. 
 
Start making your mental notes now as we find a gathering place for your rejects during Earth Week starting Monday, April 20. Need help?  Learn "How Do I Get Rid of That?" online at KTVB and watch the eNotes for details as we prepare for EARTH DAY 2015.
"Eat Right for Life Cookbook Companion" 
Coming to your Workplace
 
The final book in our series from the Wellness Council of America is coming to your workplace this week.  Dr. Ann's Cookbook is a companion to the  Eat Right for Life book we sent previously.  This book contains not only healthy and easy recipes, but it describes what the best diet should consist of from main courses to snacks.  All the ingredients are affordable, filling and will improve your health.  You'll love the beautiful images and easy-to-follow instructions for all the recipes.  This cookbook has been used in several of our classes for weight management and fitness on campus and we highly recommend it to you.
 
This book is being sent to your worksite today and should arrive soon.  Please ask the front office staff where it is being kept to share with all your coworkers.  Extra copies are available for loan in the Library as well.
 
Judy Heatwole, MTD
Human Resources Specialist
Employee Wellbeing Coordinator
208-732-6269