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It's HOMECOMING WEEK at CSI! Make sure to let your students know what activities are happening so they can participate. 

Homecoming Week is put on by the ASCSI Student Senate to promote CSI Athletics! This week will be all about supporting our basketball players in the battle against two of our biggest rivals, Snow College and Salt Lake Community College. 

During the week Student Senate will be hosting interactive games and an EDM (Electronic Dance Music) themed dance where they will be handing out SWAG, gift cards and prizes for those who participate. 

Join us in supporting the CSI Men's and Women's Basketball teams!

  • Thursday, February 18, CSI Women play Snow College at 5:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, February 20, CSI Women play Salt Lake Community College at 3:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, February 18, CSI Men play Snow College at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, February 20, CSI Men play Salt Lake Community College at 5:00 p.m.
Samra Culum
Student Development Coordinator
sculum@csi.edu | 208-732-6223

CivilityJoin The Corps of Civility To Earn Your Pin

The Knight of Civility will be visiting those who have signed the Civility Pledge in the next two months. He will be presenting each of you with a pin to identify you as a member of The Corps of Civility. It is not too late to sign the pledge. Go online to take the pledge. See you all soon!

John Brannen
Assistant Professor PN Program
jbrannen@csi.edu | 208-732-6717

PACESpring 2016 PACE 50-for-50 Challenge
You have until April 29, to win one of the 21 jackets that are left. Ready...Set...Start taking selfies! 

Click here for the new checklist.

Congratulations to Gail Schull and Karrie Hornbacher 
for completing the challenge and winning their jackets.

Current Competitors:
Magan Hodge
Chris Anderson
Heidi Campbell
Katrina Oksten
Jodie Bridges
Devin Jenks
Kelly Wilson
Andie Dayley
Evin Fox
Kara Mahannah
Judy Hansen
Kelli Bolta
Melissa Earl
Larisa Alexander
Pam Luper
Amy Christopherson
Ann Keane
Ben Hamlett

If you wore red for Women's Heart Health Day please include a selfie of you wearing red to Tamara as a countable checklist item. 

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

With the work-study budget being cut we are making every effort to make the funds stretch to the end of the semester. It has been decided that the last day students can work for the 2016 spring semester will be May 13
Lisa Baker
CSI Financial Aid Advisor
lbaker@csi.edu | 208-732-6285  

...that you can recycle your old toothbrushes, toothpaste tubes and caps, toothbrush packaging, toothpaste packaging, and dental floss containers at CSI? Well, now you know! Currently there is a special bin in the hall outside the dental clinic in the HSHS building. In the next few weeks more special bins will be placed in other buildings across campus. Locations will be announced soon. Proceeds from collected recyclables will be donated to the Wellness Tree Dental Clinic. If enough items are collected the Dental program will receive a bench made out of recycled products. So, pitch in everyone and help the Dental Program meet their goal. Another WIN, WIN, WIN, LOSE proposition. The students in the dental program WIN, the Wellness Tree Dental Clinic WIN, you WIN by reducing your solid waste, and the landfill LOSES by receiving less waste.

Randy Smith
Biology Professor

I hope this finds you well. Currently, I'm in the process of designing a full-day orientation for international students. Goals of this event include sessions on intercultural communication, American classroom expectations, and cultural adjustment. In order for this orientation design to be effective and relevant I'm reaching out to my colleagues in hopes you can take a few moments and complete this brief survey.
                Survey link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PVPSG9B
If you would like to discuss any of these issues in greater detail, please feel free to contact me at any time. I'm more than happy to hear any and all suggestions and feedback that you may have regarding our international students. Your time, insights, and recommendations are greatly appreciated.
Keith Quatraro   
International Student Coordinator and DSO
kquatraro@csi.edu 208.732.6383

JudgesThe Spring Leadership Conference is in Need of Volunteer Judges

The College of Southern Idaho will be hosting this year's Spring Leadership Conference, for Idaho's Technology Student Association on March 10-12, and they need volunteer judges. This is your opportunity to do something good for a really good cause. Hundreds of aspiring engineers, scientists, and technologists, from area middle and high schools will be on campus to compete in events that will demonstrate their knowledge in a variety of areas, including: communication, design, engineering environmental systems, transportation, manufacturing, and construction. 

For more information about volunteering, please contact Dave Campbell at davec@uidaho.edu . This might be the best thing you do all month!

Ashley Schultz
Community Education
aschultz@csi.edu | 208-732-6441

CSI Events
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.  

16 FEB
Today 6 PM · 5 guests
Twin Falls
17 FEB
Tomorrow 2 PM · 2 guests
Twin Falls
17 FEB
Tomorrow 6 PM · 5 guests
Twin Falls
17 FEB
Tomorrow 7:30 PM
Twin Falls
17 FEB
Tomorrow 7:30 PM · Hosted by College of Southern Idaho
Twin Falls
18 FEB
Thu 7:30 PM · 9 guests
Twin Falls
19 FEB
Fri 2 PM · 6 guests
Twin Falls
20 FEB
Sat 8:30 AM · 11 guests
Twin Falls
20 FEB
Sat 9 AM · 3 guests
Twin Falls
20 FEB
Sat 9 AM
Twin Falls
20 FEB
Sat 9 AM · Hosted by College of Southern Idaho
Twin Falls
23 FEB
Tue 7:15 PM · Hosted by College of Southern Idaho
Twin Falls
24 FEB
Wed 8 AM · Hosted by College of Southern Idaho
Twin Falls
26 FEB
Feb 26 - Feb 27 · 1 guest
Twin Falls
27 FEB
Sat 6 PM · Hosted by College of Southern Idaho
Twin Falls

If you would like to see more of what's going on at CSI visit our Facebook page. 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

This Week's Topic: 
"What is a credit? What is an outcome? How much work should our students be doing?"

Wednesday at noon  in the Desert Cafe with Tiffany Seeley-Case.

Thursday at 1 o'clock in the Hepworth 176 with Evin Fox.

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

*Note:  Wednesday Brown Bags are held in the Desert Café on these dates: 2/17, 2/24, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 30.
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.

Evin Fox
efox@csi.edu | 208-732-6872
FAFSAFAFSA Nights are HERE - Help Students Get the Information They Need
Jennifer Zimmers
Financial Aid Director
jzimmers@csi.edu | 208-732-6277

EatStop Wasting and Just Eat It - A Food Waste Story
The CSI Sustainability Council invites you to watch the highly acclaimed movie: JUST EAT IT. This movie (75 minutes) discusses food waste in our society and why it is important to JUST EAT IT.
Showings are Wednesday, February 17, at Noon and 7 PM, in the Fine Arts Building, Room 119 (Recital Hall). Invite your students, friends, colleagues. Eat before you come.

Randy Smith
Biology Professor
rsmith@csi.edu | 208-732-6817

SealantProtect Your Child's Teeth at the CSI Dental Hygiene Sealant Clinic

Andie Dayley
Dental Clinic Manager
adayley@csi.edu | 208-732-6751

TestTest Preparation Workshops for Students

Kat Powell
Learning Assistance Coordinator
kpowell@csi.edu |  208-732-6685

Mark Your Calendars for Upcoming Workforce Development Courses 

CSI's Workforce Development program has multiple courses for those interested in SQF Systems, OSHA, and Forklift Knowledge. These courses are designed for professional development, certifications, and exam preparation. If you know someone who might benefit from these courses let them know how to get registered. 

For more information about these courses or others you can contact our Workforce Development Specialist, Katrina Oksten, at 208-732-6310 or e-mail her at kaoksten@csi.edu


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

InspirataCSI Stage Door Series Presents "Inspirata + BFUG: Inside Postures, Paradigms, and Points of View"
February 18, 2016 at 7:30 pm in the CSI Fine Arts Auditorium 

The CSI Stage Door Series will present "Inspirata + BFUG: Inside Postures, Paradigms, and Points of View". Tickets are $10 for adults or $5 for students and will be available at the CSI Box Office, by calling 732-6288, at the door, or by going online to http://tickets.csi.edu
In this special collaborative performance, audience goers will get an inside look at the current project between Inspirata Dance Project and Boise Film Underground as the artists work to create an immersive theatre experience with movement, sound, and light. The evening begins with the composer and choreographer as they discuss their creative processes and the challenges of collaborating from a distance and answer questions from the audience then progresses into finished works and works in process for the June show. Artists will be available after the performance for questions and conversation. The performance will feature original composition by Jared Hallock, choreography by Cindy Jones, and projection mapping by Ryan Donahue & Jared Hallock
The CSI Stage Door Series, intimate arts experiences where both performers and audience members are on the stage itself, are designed to be thought-provoking and a little out of the ordinary in different ways - whether it's because of the intimate setting, the material performed,  the way they are presented, or the collaborations involved. 
For more information, contact the CSI Fine Arts Center at 732-6788.

Camille Barigar
CSI Fine Arts Center
cbarigar@csi.edu  | 208-732-6288

LeadershipLeadership Development & Teambuilding Coming to Twin
Skillpath is offering a leadership conference in Twin on May 5 at the Red Lion for managers, supervisors, team leaders and team member who would like to learn better ways to engage, motivate, lead, and succeed. Two tracks are offered for becoming a leader that gets things done and turning diverse individuals into a high-performing team.  The cost is $149 per person or $139 if more than four attend. 

The value in attending a conference like this is to bring the team and leave with a shared vision and goals.

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

Calendar2016 EAP Online Seminars Start Feb 16
The Business Psychology Associates (BPA) Employee Assistance Program (EAP) has updated their Website as well as their online courses for 2016.  Now all seminars are available on demand starting the middle of each month.  Here are a few of the upcoming topics and the steps to reach them.
January - Why Weight? - Look beyond your scale.  Opened Jan 19
February - Beyond Date Night - Creating ways to connect.  Opens Feb. 16
March - Lights Out! - Getting your zzz's. Opens March 15
  1. Go to https://www.bpahealth.com/.
  2. Click on the Individuals box
  3. Choose EAP Member Resources
  4. Log in as College of Southern Idaho
  5. Password: 800-726-0003
  6. Go to My Work-Life Resources (in the red box)
  7. Look for Online Seminars in the box with green apples
  8. Click on the + sign at the bottom of the box to select your course
Find other upcoming seminars on the Wellness Calendar of Events site or link to 2016 Calendar

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

ChallengeSpring Active Lifestyle Challenge is ON!!!
Dear captains, participants and POTENTIAL participants,

It's not too late to join our challenge !  We have 2 2 teams to choose from.  Just contact the captain listed for your work area , or any other you prefer, and start tracking your activity!
To add value to our 6-week challenge that started this week, we have asked you to try some lifestyle changes as well:

            2- hours or less screen time outside of work
            0- sugary drinks
            1- 1 hour of activity x5 per week for kids and 30 mins for adults
            6- fruits or veggies each day
Just circle the numbers associated with those items each week. 
Our challenge ends the week before Spring Break and includes weekends for makeup activity time!
THERE ARE PRIZES! Complete the first three weeks (by showing your log sheet to your TEAM CAPTAIN) to get this great incentive. It's the best soup mug, left-overs, hot or cold, microwavable and dishwasher safe container you'll ever have! It's vented and has a lock-tight lid to keep the contents inside!
Complete the entire 6 weeks (and give or send a copy of your log to your CAPTAIN) to win a final reward of a super-duper duffle bag with water bottle holder. It's 11 x 18 x 9, two-colored in black and turquoise, has strong handles and a shoulder strap, and is made of a nice sturdy fabric - just right for that trip to the gym or Student Rec. Center!
Keep up the good behavior after the challenge and win good health and wellness for life.   

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

HeartHeart Health Month Blood Pressure Checks on Campus
Thursday from 12:30-1:30 in Canyon
Friday from 11:00-12:00 in the ATIC
According to May Clinic, If your blood pressure is normal, maintaining or adopting a healthy lifestyle can prevent or delay the onset of high blood pressure or other health problems. If your blood pressure isn't normal, a healthy lifestyle - oftentimes along with medication - can help bring it under control and reduce your risk of life-threatening complications.
Find Kara Mahannah and the Medical Assisting Students prepared to take and document your blood pressure this week in the Shields and HEP buildings.  Then follow them around campus to check your pressure throughout the month.  Kara and her students are prepared to talk about normal BP levels and to answer any concerns you may have.
Learn more about healthy activity and heart health online at Mayo Clinic.

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

FamilyPlease Join Us: Healthy Families Wellbeing Course
You are welcome to come to ANY and ALL of our classes, as your schedule allows. Please join Jaime Tigue this week on the topics of:
  • "My Plate" nutrition information - with free awesome gifts for all!
  • Recipe building with My Plate
  • Menu Planning
  • Yogurt fruit dip samples and recipes!

See you there!

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

AttackHow to Recognize and Survive Your First Heart Attack
By Beth Howard,   AARP The Magazine , February/March, 2016
Steven E. Nissen, MD, chairman of cardiovascular medicine at the Cleveland Clinic was interviewed for the article below.
Every 34 seconds, someone in the U.S. has a  heart attack. Every 60 seconds, someone dies of one. What sufferers do - or don't do - in the critical first moments can be the difference between life and death.
Men and women with a type of heart disease called atherosclerosis have a buildup of fat and cholesterol, or plaque, in the arteries. A heart attack occurs when a piece of that plaque breaks off and forms a clot that blocks blood flow to the heart muscle. The classic signs are chest pain; pain or discomfort in one or both arms, the back, the shoulders, the neck or the stomach (above the belly button - pain here is sometimes mistaken for indigestion); and shortness of breath. Sweating, nausea and vomiting are also common.
Yet studies find that as many as a third of heart attack patients have no chest pain. These patients are more likely to be older, female or diabetic. In fact, "the older you are, the more likely you are to have atypical symptoms," Nissen says. Research shows that as people age, they don't always experience chest or arm pain, sweating, nausea and vomiting. Instead, they're more apt to experience confusion and labored breathing, and to faint.
That's because as the coronary artery closes, the heart starts pumping less blood through the body. "With the stiffer blood vessels that older people typically have, they don't get enough blood flow to the brain, and pass out," Nissen says. "They wake up on the floor with vague chest pressure."
In general, symptoms may come on gradually, be hard to pin down, and stop and then start again. It's not uncommon to feel unwell days or weeks earlier. According to new data from Linköping University in Sweden, published in the Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, people ages 32 to 74 who had had a heart attack were more likely to have visited the doctor in the week prior to the event than those who hadn't.
That's why Harlan M. Krumholz, M.D., a cardiologist and health care researcher at the Yale University School of Medicine, says to stay alert even when you're simply not feeling yourself: "If something feels really different from what you've experienced in the past, don't ignore it."

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

DiabetesExercise, Diet, and Decreasing Risk for Developing Diabetes 

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

EyeVSP Vision Care Tips for Reducing Digital Eye Strain

BY   JACE D.  ON   FEBRUARY 8, 2016

How many hours a day do you spend staring at a screen? An hour? Three to four hours? More? According to recent findings from The Vision Council
, 60% of Americans spend five or more hours a day with their eyes fixed on a smartphone, tablet, or computer screen*.
And why wouldn't they? Today's world runs on digital. From the living room to the board room, we rely on our devices to stay informed, connect with others, and in many cases, earn a living.  Mobile devices and computers deliver countless benefits. However, they can also serve up a less beneficial side effect.
Many digital devices and computer monitors emit blue light, and blue light exposure can contribute to digital eye strain. Here's why: After blue light enters your eyes it scatters. Your eyes then have to work extra hard to focus that scattered light. In other words, your peepers are putting in overtime on a daily basis, which can contribute to repetitive eye strain and associated headaches, blurred vision, and dry eyes.
Device use isn't likely to dwindle any time soon and you're probably more likely to hand over the keys to your car than your smartphone. Therefore, it's vital to find other ways to cut back on your blue light intake.  Consider the following five ways to reduce your blue light exposure and decrease the potential onset of digital eye strain.
1. Ask the expert (your eye doctor!)
An annual trip to the eye doctor is critical for the entire family (especially children). Ask your VSP eye doctor about the best options to help you or your children reduce eye strain, whether that's in the form of computer vision or blue light lenses. Even if you don't wear corrective lenses, some blue light coatings can be applied to non-prescription eyewear.
2. Observe the 20-20-20 rule
Give your eyes a break every 20 minutes and spend 20 seconds looking at something at least 20 feet away. Also, blinking more often helps to moisten your eyes, which may help reduce visual discomfort.
3. Maintain your digital distance
Find a comfortable working distance from your screen. This is especially important for children since the intensity of light increases exponentially the closer our eyes are to the source. Children have shorter arms and therefore receive a more intense dose of blue light from devices. Children should hold devices as far away from their eyes as is comfortable. Adults are encouraged to hold devices at arm's length
4. Dim the lights
Turn down the brightness level of device screens to reduce the amount of blue light exposure, especially during the evening hours. Additionally, as LED and CFL lighting also emit blue light, it would be a good idea to dim those at home or work if possible.
5. There's an app for that
A number of apps are also available to help reduce blue light emission from devices.

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

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