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IEDid You Know?

Did you know that almost two-thirds of Magic Valley students who took a CSI dual credit course in 2009-2010 enrolled in at least one course at CSI during their first six years after high school graduation? 

(Source: CSI Internal Reporting )

"Did You Know?" brought to you by the CSI Office of Institutional Effectiveness.
 
Chris Bragg
Associate Dean of Institutional Effectiveness
cbragg@csi.edu | 208.732.6201

EmployeePicsCSI Employee Photos
 
Why might you need your photo taken?
  • All new employees need to have their photos taken
  • Updates for old photos
  • Updates for bad quality or low resolution photos
  • Because you look or feel better than you did in your last photo
The next Faculty/Staff photo shoots will be:
  • From 9 - 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5, in the Canyon building studio.
  • From 10 - 11:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 8, in room 248 of the Student Union
After the photo shoot you will receive a copy of your new photo that you are welcome to use as you please. The Public Information Office will put your new photo on the CSI website. Free service to all CSI and CSI auxiliary agency employees. No appointment necessary.

Doug Maughan
Photographer
dmaughan@csi.edu | 208.732.6262

Business2018 Idaho Entrepreneurship Challenge
Tuesday, December 5 ,  at 1:00 p.m. representatives from Boise State University will be at CSI, in Hepworth 131, to discuss details related to the  2018 Idaho Entrepreneurship Challenge . There are multiple opportunities to win seed money for your business idea. This competition is open to all college students throughout the state of Idaho. Visit:  https://cid.boisestate.edu/iec/ f or more information or, contact Robin Bagent, Director of the Business Management and Entrepreneurship program at CSI. 208-732-6392 or rbagent@csi.edu

Robin Bagent
Business Management and Entrepreneurship Program, Director
rbagent@csi.edu | 208.732.6392

HerrettSaleHerrett Gift Shop Holiday Sale


Carolyn Browning
Herrett Center Coordinator
cbrowning@csi.edu | 208.732.6656

TimesheetsEarly Timesheet Due Date for December
All timesheets  must be in the Payroll Office on Wednesday, December 6. Pay day is on Wednesday, December 13.  All hours worked after the 6th of December will be paid in January.
 
Dannette Starr
Payroll Manager
dstarr@csi.edu | 208.732.6270

BarryGoldwater$7,500 Barry Goldwater Scholarship Opportunity
Hello Faculty,
 
I hope your fall semester is going well. I am the CSI faculty representative for the Barry Goldwater Scholarship. This  scholarship covers eligible expenses for undergraduate tuition, fees, books, and room and board, up to a maximum of $7,500 annually, for students entering their junior or senior year. These students need to have outstanding potential and intend to pursue research careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering. M any college majors are eligible for this scholarship. Eligibility specifications and application information can be found at the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program webpage. 
 
 
The application deadline is December 8, 2017 The  application materials need to be uploaded to the scholarship webpage by this date. 
 
The January deadline on the Barry Goldwater Scholarship webpage is CSI's nomination deadline, not your application deadline.
 
If you have a student interested in applying, now is the time to get started. The application process is somewhat extensive.
 
    1. There is a pre-application form to fill out.
    2. There is an application form to fill out after your pre-application has been approved.
    3. Past and current college transcripts need to be collected.
    4. Proof of US citizenship, or a Letter of Intent to become a US citizen, needs to be provided.
    5. A two page essay needs to be written.
    6. Three online recommendation letters need to be written; at least two of which need to come from faculty members.
If you have been asked to write an online recommendation letter, please do so. The student's application will not be processed by the national board without these letters.
 
If your student is interested in applying, please feel free to contact Nolan Rice. His office is Shields 206F on the Twin Falls campus.
 
Nolan Rice
Professor of Merit, Mathematics
nrice@csi.edu 208.732.6819
DentalAssistingCSI Dental Assisting Silent Auction 
The CSI Dental Assisting Silent Auction is underway. The auction will run until 5 p.m. on Mon., Dec. 11. To place a bid simply send an e-mail to csidaa@csi.edu containing your name, the basket name and number, and your bid. The group will send out updated bids periodically (watch your e-mail).

Click here  to see the presentation of baskets. 
 
If you have questions, please call 208-431-2324.
 
Tonja Bowcut
Professor, Dental Assisting
tbowcut@csi.edu | 208.732.6708

PEOP.E.O. Chapter CI is Raising Money for Educational Scholarships
Betty Slifer (CSI retiree) is helping her P.E.O. Chapter CI raise money for educational scholarships for women and your help would be appreciated. It's easy and won't cost you an extra penny.

Location: 
Barnes & Noble Bookstore in Twin Falls 
Barnes & Noble Website (add /bookfairs to your log-in)

Dates: 
Saturday, December 2, through Friday, December 8, 2017
Saturday in Twin Falls tell the check-out clerk you want to support the Book Fair.

At check-out you must provide code #12256673 .

If you are shopping Barnes & Noble online, enter code #12256673.
 
P.E.O. Chapter Contact Information:  slifer@filertel.com
Either in store or online, a percentage of your purchase expense (not from gift cards) will go to support educational scholarships for women.You will gain great gifts, our gratitude & the satisfaction of knowing you are helping women improve their lives through education. Thanks!
 
Approved by Idaho State Chapter Executive Board on September 16, 2017
" P.E.O. chapters support the educational and charitable funds of the P.E.O. Sisterhood, but are not classified as charitable by the IRS. Therefore, donations to individual chapters do not meet the IRS requirements for a charitable income tax deduction. P.E.O. shall not be liable in any way for any goods and services supplied by third-party vendors or public establishments."

Ann Keane
Office Specialist 
akeane@csi.edu 208.732.6530
PhotoRegister Now for Spring Photography Courses

Ben Lustig
Associate Professor, Photography
blustig@csi.edu 208.732.6756
KarateNew This Spring, Shotokan Karate

Jesse Clark
Adjunct Instructor, Health Recreation and Fitness
NAfMECSI Students are Selling a Cook Book this Christmas

The CSI NAfME (National Association for Music Education) is producing a cookbook as a fundraiser. It will go on sale and be available at the CSI Bookstore or directly from any NAfME member. 

The book contains well over 100 delicious recipes under several categories and sells for $15.00 plus tax.  

It will go on sale Monday, November 27. It would make a great Christmas present!  Buy one for yourself and several for gifts.

Gene Conley
Music Librarian
gconley@csi.edu 208.732.6762
PlanetariumHerrett Center Activities

Herrett Center for Arts and Science        
College of Southern Idaho
Museum, Planetarium, Observatory
Year round 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
Day
Time
Event
December 5th
6:00 pm
Reptile Revue: Snakes, lizards and other guests.
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Art Reception: Birdbath Romance and Other Paintings by Dave Thomas.
7:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Solar System Odyssey.
 
December 8th 
7:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Let It Snow!
8:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon.
 
December 9th
1:30 pm
Planetarium Show: The Longest Night: A Winter's Tale and a live sky tour.
2:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Solar System Odyssey.
3:30 pm
Planetarium Show: The Star of Bethlehem and a live sky tour.
4:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Planet Nine and a live sky tour.
6:15 pm - midnight
Observatory: Monthly FREE star party, (weather permitting).
7:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Let It Snow!
8:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Titans of the Ice Age.
 
December 12th
6:15 - 9:00 pm
Observatory: Telescope Tuesday observing session, (weather permitting).
7:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Let It Snow!
8:00 pm
Planetarium Show: The Star of Bethlehem and a live sky tour.
 
December 15th 
7:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Let It Snow!
8:00 pm
Planetarium Show: The Star of Bethlehem and a live sky tour.
December 16th
1:30 pm
Planetarium Show: The Longest Night: A Winter's Tale and a live sky tour.
2:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Let It Snow!
3:30 pm
Planetarium Show: The Star of Bethlehem and a live sky tour.
4:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Planet Nine and a live sky tour.
7:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Let It Snow!
8:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Titans of the Ice Age.
 
December 19th
6:00 pm
Reptile Revue: Snakes, lizards and other guests.
7:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Let It Snow!
8:00 pm
Planetarium Show: The Star of Bethlehem and a live sky tour.

Rick Greenawald
Manager, Faulkner Planetarium
rgreenawald@csi.edu | 208.732.6659


AthleticsCSI Athletics Schedule 

MEN AND WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

Date Opponent Location Time Team
Dec. 5 Treasure Valley CC Twin Falls, ID  7:30 pm Women
Dec. 8 Portland CC Salt Lake City, UT 3:00 pm Men
Dec. 8 Air Force Prep Salt Lake City, UT 1:00 pm Women
Dec. 9  Rexburg United Salt Lake City, UT 3:00 PM Men
Dec. 9 New Mexico JC Salt Lake City, UT 1:00 pm Women
Dec. 15 Laramie County CC vs. Snow College Twin Falls, ID 5:30 pm Women
Dec. 15 Blue Mountain CC Twin Falls, ID  7:30 pm Men
Dec. 16 Blue Mountain CC vs. Snow College Twin Falls, ID  3:30 pm Men
Dec. 16 Western Wyoming CC Twin Falls, ID 5:30 pm Women
Dec. 16 Laramie County CC Twin Falls, ID 7:30 pm Men
Dec. 19 Treasure Valley CC Ontario, OR 5:30 pm Women
Dec. 19 Treasure Valley CC Ontario, OR 7:30 pm Men
 
Karen Baumert
Sports Information Director
kbaumert@csi.edu | 208.732.6493


SBDCUpcoming Small Business Development Center Courses

 
Dec. 5 - Dec. 19 
Quickbooks for Your Business
 
Please contact Jordan at the Idaho SBDC at CSI at (208) 732-6455 with any questions.  Or, go online to IdahoSBDC.org to register.

Jordan Gentry
Training Coordinator/Office Admin
Small Business Development Center
jgentry@csi.edu | 208.732.6455

PercussionEnsembleCSI Percussion Ensemble
December 5 at 3 p.m. in the CSI Student Union Building

Featuring the CSI Percussion Quartet playing works by Steve Reich, Peter Garland, JS Bach, and a tribute to Lou Harrison in celebration of his 100th birthday. Admission is free, but donations to the CSI Music Scholarship Fund are always appreciated.

Camille Barigar
Director of Community Enrichment
cbarigar@csi.edu  | 208.732.6288


ReptileRevueReptile Revue at the Herrett Center


Reptile Revue takes place the first and third Tuesday of each month at 6:00 PM. Different creatures, mostly reptiles, from the center's collection make appearances at these programs.

Rick Greenawald
Planetarium Manager
rgreenawald@csi.edu  | 208.732.6659


SymphonicCSI Symphonic Band Presents "Secret Santa"
The College of Southern Idaho Music Department presents a performance by the CSI Symphonic Band, under the direction of George K. Halsell, on Tuesday, December 5 at 7:30 PM in the CSI Fine Arts Auditorium. This concert, entitled  Secret Santa , features music of the holiday season, including two works where composers have hidden Christmas melodies in larger works.
 
Dr. Halsell will lead the band as they play Johann Sebastian Bach's Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring, "Train Ride" from Sergei Prokofiev's Winter Holiday, the March of the Belgian Parachutists, by Pierre Leemans, and Pavane and March from Francis Poulenc's Suite Française. The band will also play the overture to Haensel and Gretel by the German composer Engelbert Humperdinck and John Philip Sousa's Manhattan Beach March.
 
The featured works on the program are the Suite No. 2 from the French composer Georges Bizet's incidental music to the play L'Arlésienne (The Girl from Arles), and the Second Suite for Band, by the British composer Gustav Holst.
 
Admission to the concert is free, but donations to the CSI Music Scholarship Fund are appreciated. For more information, please contact Dr. Halsell.

George Halsell
Professor of Music
ghalsell@csi.edu  | 208.732.6767


BirdbathBirdbath Romance and Other Paintings
The next art show at the Herrett Center will be titled "Birdbath Romance and Other Paintings". The art show will run from Tuesday, December 5, until Wednesday, January 20, 2017. The artist's name is Dave Thomas. Here are some examples of his art:

"One Ton"

"Puerto Rico"

"Birdbath Romance"
 

Joey Heck
Exhibits/Collections Manager
jheck@csi.edu  | 208.732.6668


ManThe Man Who Came to Dinner
Tickets are now available for the second performance of the CSI Theater Department's 2017-2018 Season, The Man Who Came to Dinner, directed by Shane Brown. The show will run December 6 - 9 at 7:30 p.m. and December 9 at 2 p.m. in the CSI Fine Arts Theater. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for high school students and seniors. Tickets available at the CSI Box Office, by calling 732-6288, or online at tickets.csi.edu.

This comedy classic written by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman had a successful run after opening on Broadway in 1939, and subsequently became a film, a musical, and a television movie. Famously outlandish New York City radio wit Sheridan Whiteside, having dined at the home of the Stanleys, slips on their icy doorstep, breaking his hip. A tumultuous six weeks of confinement follow. The irascible Whiteside threatens a lawsuit and monopolizes the Stanley living room; ex-convicts are invited to meals; and transatlantic calls bring a $784 phone bill. The arrival of strange gifts from his friends further destroys domestic tranquility. (It would take a stoical housewife to harbor penguins in her library, an octopus in her cellar, and 10,000 cockroaches in her kitchen.) When Maggie, his secretary, falls in love with the local reporter, Bert Jefferson, Whiteside summons a glamorous actress, Lorraine, to win the affections of the young man. Don't miss this classic American romp!

Camille Barigar
Director of Community Enrichment
cbarigar@csi.edu  | 208.732.6288


JazzCSI Jazz Ensemble
December 7, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. in the CSI Fine Arts Auditorium
The CSI Jazz Ensemble, featuring students and community members, will perform pieces by Bill Holman, Duke Ellington, Thad Jones, Bob Mintzer, Woody Herman, and Sammy Nestico.  Admission is free, but donations to the CSI Music Scholarship Fund are always appreciated.

Camille Barigar
Director of Community Enrichment
cbarigar@csi.edu  | 208.732.6288


LCSCLewis Clark State College Campus Visit
Are your students looking for possible transfer options? Tell them to check out Lewis Clark State College's campus visit to learn more about on-campus, online and scholarship opportunities. Staff will be here from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Dec. 7, in the SUB.
 
For more information contact Brock Astle at jbastle@lcsc.edu or 208.859.3778 and learn about what great opportunities LCSC can provide you.

Ryan Bigelow
Student Advisor
rbigelow@csi.edu  | 208.732.6680


HonorsCSI Music Department Honors Recital

December 9, at 2:00 p.m. in the CSI Fine Arts Auditorium

The CSI Music Department announces the upcoming Honors Recital to be held Saturday, December 9, 2017 in the Fine Arts Auditorium at 2:00 p.m.  This recital features outstanding music students performing on piano, clarinet, guitar, marimba, and voice.  

Music of Haydn, Mozart, Brahms, Chopin, Kapustin, and others will be performed.  Student performers are Jaci Rasmussen, Mason Wittman, Alex Hudson, Michael Hernandez, Annette Hansen, Elizabeth Davidson, and Andrew Coleman.  These performers are students of CSI Music Faculty members George Halsell, Sue Miller, Serena Jenkins Clark, Ben Britton, and Michael Frew.  

This recital is open to the public with donations to the music scholarship fund gratefully received.   

Sue Miller
Professor of Music
smiller@csi.edu  | 208.732.6769


WeldingAuctionWelding & Woodworking Holiday Auction

The College of Southern Idaho's Welding program has collaborated with CSI's Woodworking and Cabinetmaking program to host one great holiday auction. This auction will be held at 12 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9 at the Herrett Center's Rick Allen Room. The auction will feature the best work from CSI Welding and Woodworking students this semester.

Welding sale items this year include; free-standing and wall-mounted art, garden benches, decorated tractor discs and many other decorative and functional items. CSI Welding instructor Clay Wilkie says his welders will be joined by students from several Magic Valley high schools, including Twin Falls, Filer, and others. This is part of an ongoing effort to include the welding programs from all southern Idaho high schools as well as projects from CSI welders.

Woodworking sale items this year include; Two mixed wood night stands/end tables with storage, a modern walnut coffee table, shelf floor lamp with amber shade, a couple rustic holiday signs and a rustic "Idahome" wall piece.

Clay Wilkie
Welding Instructor
cwilkie@csi.edu  | 208.732.6372


BookSigningCSI Geology Professor Shawn Willsey Book Signing
CSI Geology professor Shawn Willsey will be at the Herrett Center 

Saturday, Dec. 9th from

2:00 to 4:00 PM 
Signing copies of his book

"Geology Underfoot in Southern Idaho."
His book is available at the Herrett Gift Shop.
   
Southern Idaho is a geologic jackpot. Etched in its rugged mountains, incredibly young lava fields, and steep-walled canyons lie compelling evidence of amazing geologic events, including breccia from one of the largest meteorite impacts in the world. Join geology professor and author Shawn Willsey as he uses clear prose, concise illustrations, and dramatic photographs to tell the stories of 23 amazing geologic sites. Learn how Ice Age floods carved the Snake River Canyon, how tree molds and lava tubes formed at Craters of the Moon, why 200 individuals of Idaho's state fossil -  the Hagerman Horse -  died and were preserved in one place, and where the land surface ruptured during the 1983 Borah Peak earthquake.

Teri Fattig
Director of Library & Herrett Center
tfattig@csi.edu  | 208.732.6501


ComEdJeromeChristmas in Jerome

Anna Dovenmuehler
Jerome Center Coordinator
adovenmuehler@csi.edu | 208.732.6464


NutcrackerEugene Ballet Company's Nutcracker
Eugene Ballet Company's Nutcracker stands out from all the other holiday shows as the one to see. Since the early 1900s, the Nutcracker has been the most performed and most popular ballet of all time. Danced to Tchaikovsky's memorable score, The Nutcracker is a favorite holiday tradition.

Now in its 35th year, The Eugene Ballet Company is, in the words of the National Endowment for the Arts, "one of the premier touring ballet companies in the United States". Over its 30 year existence, the company has performed the Nutcracker in 32 states and 7 countries. The Nutcracker performances on December 12 and 13 at the CSI Fine Arts Auditorium are a wonderful opportunity for the local community to see this outstanding professional ballet company.

Eugene Ballet Company's Nutcracker features a cast full of nationally and internationally acclaimed dancers. Artistic Director Toni Pimble overflows with enthusiasm when speaking of the talents of this season's performers.

"The Eugene Ballet Company brings dancers from all over the world to the CSI Fine Arts Center stage. Korean principal Yun-Kyung Kim bring technical aplomb and flair while Russian, Petr Orlov explodes onto the stage. Venezuelan Gilmer Duran brings character and magnatism, Leoannis Pupo Guillen acts the role of the Nutcracker with style. Juan Carlos Amy-Cordero's technical prowess is astonishing while long time principal dancer Jennifer Martin combines maturity with grace and technical acuity."  - EBC Artistic Director, Toni Pimble 

As has become the custom, local dance students will have the thrill of a lifetime as they perform onstage with the Eugene Ballet Company. Roles to be danced by the children include mice, angels, party children, flowers, and ladybugs. Students were selected by audition and have been actively rehearsing under the guidance off Rayni Capps. "Involvement of local dance students is something that we have always encouraged," according to Toni Pimble, the company's artistic director. "Their experiences with a professional ballet company will be something they will remember for years to come, giving them inspiration beyond their dance studies."

Performances will be presented at 7:30 p.m. on December 12 and 13 at the CSI Fine Arts Auditorium. There are still about 400 tickets available for each night. Tickets, which are $25 for adults and $18 for children high school and under, can be purchased at the CSI Fine Arts Box Office from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays, online at http://tickets.csi.edu, or by calling 732-6288. 

Camille Barigar
Director of Community Enrichment
cbarigar@csi.edu | 208.732.6299
PACEPACE Christmas Competitions
CommunityEdTwinCSI Community Education - Twin Falls

For more information about any of the above mentioned classes visit: 

Camille Barigar
Fine Arts Special Events Coordinator
cbarigar@csi.edu | 208.732.6288

HRCelebrationCSI Employees are Invited to Celebrate Some Holiday Cheer 

Ciera Garechana
Benefits Coordinator
cgarechana@csi.edu | 208.732.6206


Great news for full-time employees!
You can now purchase a meal plan with Sodexo through payroll deduction!
  • Complete this form and return to HR by December 13th for the Spring semester plan
  • Deduction runs January through May
  • Plan is good for the Taylor Cafe only
  • Must be used in the semester purchased (any unused meals will not carry over to the next semester)
  • Plans can only be purchased one semester at a time
  • Employees who terminate prior to the end of semester will pay out the balance of the plan with their last check

Plan totals and monthly cost:


Starter Plan      (16 Meals)           $119.77          $23.95                   
Pride Plan         (32 Meals)          $230.66          $46.13                                  
Eagle Plan        (48 Meals)          $336.01          $67.20                                  
Gilbert's Plan    (60 Meals)          $408.09          $81.62         
 
Click here for more information about on campus dining services.

Ciera Garechana
Benefits Coordinator
CareTake Care of Yourself this Holiday Season
By Stephanie Harrison for HuffPost

I saw myself in this article and it prompted me to share it with you. I hope it helps you as it did me!

The holiday season is one of love, connection and giving. In the best case scenario, we meaningfully bond with our families and friends, cook delicious food, share experiences and talk about what we wish for in the coming year. Too often, the best intentions dissolve into a period of anxiety and stress, leaving us too tired to give love and compassion to ourselves.

A few year ago, I was hosting a holiday party where I felt very unappreciated. I was running around getting everything organized and cleaning up after people, while they were sitting around having fun. I worked myself up, telling myself that no one noticed what I did, everyone was ungrateful, and I would never host a party again. The conversation I was having in my head ruined my whole evening. If I had been in a better place, I might have reacted in a different way. I might have looked at the situation with more love, politely asked for help, or expressed my feelings in a healthy manner.

This year, I have committed to a new approach to the holiday season. Let this be the year that we take care of our loved ones, including ourselves in that group, and learn how by tending to our own light, we will light up the world around us.

There is only one constant in your life, from the time that you arrive to the time that you leave - your self. You are the only person on your journey. People, jobs and homes all come and go, but you will remain. As you experience changes and new situations, you make millions of choices about how you react, how you move forward and what you choose to take away from your experiences. As the only person who makes these choices, I am fully responsible for being in the best of physical, spiritual and emotional health.


Judy Heatwole, MTD
Wellbeing & Development Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu | 208.732.6269

TrustSharing a Recent Favorite HR Article: The 3 Cs of Trust
HR Executive magazine. Authors Michael Eichenwald and Jan Stanley
 
This article is much more than HR theory, but practical methods to practice leadership in the workplace to promote productivity and wellbeing. Some of my favorite content includes:
 
"Before discussing how to foster trust, let's take a step back to define what trust is -- and what it is not. Often, when people talk about trust, what they often have in mind is a concept that is closer to "confidence." For example, if you order a pair of shoes online, you probably trust that it will be the right size and color, based on your order. But that trust is simply the expectation that a company or person will do what you requested. While earning another's confidence through a proven track record is an important aspect of a high-performance culture, it differs from building an organizational culture that is based on trust."
"Trust is a profound act that occurs on a human scale. Real interpersonal trust lies in the act of making yourself vulnerable by putting your welfare in the hands of another, trusting that the person will deliver on something that's important to you. It is this openness to vulnerability that makes the act of trusting one another so deeply challenging."

Character
"How can leaders encourage colleagues to bring their best to work? One easy way is to celebrate their strengths, pointing out what's right with colleagues' behavior. People naturally yearn to demonstrate the best aspects of themselves with others when they feel supported. When this happens -- when people behave with strength and virtue at work -- they are elevated and energized in how they engage." 
"Celebrating what's right can be as simple as a "shout out" in a weekly team meeting. Many organizations do some form of this, but it can be made even more powerful by focusing on character strengths of those being recognized. In other words, leaders need to be specific about how a colleague's courage, care or compassion led to a truly unique contribution. When they highlight contributions that come from character strengths, they foster trust. People who bring their best to work are able to experience a sense of authenticity and do the right thing with confidence, even when the immediate benefit is unclear."

Connection
"Prioritizing connection at work means spending time during working hours to foster relationships. One way HR leaders can do this is by celebrating particular ways colleagues support one another. For example, instead of only acknowledging the efforts of a sales lead, leaders can formally recognize the ways in which other colleagues enabled that person's success -- or that of a team. This may seem a subtle change, but by contributing to a colleague's success, an employee extends a hope that his or her efforts will be valued. This, in turn, makes the person vulnerable, the very definition of trust."

Conviction
A high-trust culture takes more than strong personal character and interpersonal relationships within a company. People also need to feel that their contributions are significant and connected to the overall mission and purpose of the organization. When people have conviction in a mission that they are working toward, their sights are on something greater than themselves. At the end of each day, week, month or year, they can reflect on the ways in which they have made a difference."

Find the complete article online now. 

Judy Heatwole, MTD
Wellbeing & Development Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu | 208.732.6269

OverdoseTwin Falls City Trains Personnel Responding to Opioid Overdoses
The City of Twin Falls is stepping up its response to the national opioid epidemic by partnering with St. Luke's Magic Valley to train and equip first responders, Police and Fire personnel, with Narcan.  Doctor Matt Larsen of St. Luke's Magic Valley said, "The Federal Government recognizes the opioid epidemic hitting our country, the medical community recognizes the opioid epidemic, and law enforcement recognizes the opioid epidemic.  While I would prefer to treat patients in the E.R., the bottom line is we have to have Narcan in the field to keep people alive long enough to get them to the E.R." 
Lieutenant Terry Thueson said, "The Twin Falls Police Department recognizes the national opioid epidemic as more than a simple addiction problem. It is a national health crisis that is affecting our community in the same ways it has impacted other communities across the country. We recognize that the Twin Falls Police Department plays an important role in addressing this problem in our community. Our responsibility as peace officers to our community goes beyond mere enforcement of drug laws and includes education and prevention strategies."  As a result, the Twin Falls Police Department has taken several steps to enhancing our ability to address illegal drugs within our community.
  1. The Twin Falls Police department has recently increased the number of officers trained as Drug Recognition Experts from 1 to 3 this past year. 
  2. The Twin Falls Police Department recently received a grant from the Twin Falls Blue Lakes Rotary Club to purchase an additional drug detection canine.
  3. The Twin Falls Police Department is training and equipping our officers with Narcan.
In looking at the national opioid trend and its impact on our community, according to the Twin Falls County Coroner's office, in 2015 there were 19 deaths attributed to overdose, 18 overdose-related deaths in 2016, and 14 overdose-related deaths so far in 2017. Additionally, in 2015 the Twin Falls Police Department responded to 58 calls for service regarding an overdose. In 2016, that number increased to 70.  So far in 2017, the Twin Falls Police Department has responded to 59 overdose-related calls for service. 

Judy Heatwole, MTD
Wellbeing & Development 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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