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ScamScam Warning, Please Be Aware
Please be aware of a recent phone scam that is going around campus. Some faculty and staff have received phone calls from 1-844-365-2865 and the caller has stated a complaint has been filed either against you or someone you may know and they try to engage you. Please avoid responding to this call.  

helpdesk@csi.edu | 208-732-6311

DCDual Credit Spring Registration Deadline Extended
The CSI Dual Credit Program has seen tremendous growth this semester, and appreciates your proactive efforts with students in meeting today's registration deadline.  Due to CSI Internet connectivity outages experienced recently, which may have impacted students' ability to register during the deadline time frame window, the College has extended the Dual Credit spring registration deadline through  Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 5 p.m. Mountain Time Please be advised that the last day to drop from the course will also be Tuesday, February 28, 2017. 
Please contact the Dual Credit program at (208) 933-2320 or via email llimas@csi.edu should you have questions or need additional assistance with the matter. Thank you for your continued partnership with CSI.

Karrie Hornbacher
Dual Credit Coordinator
khornbacher@csi.edu | 208-732-6276

FridayForumFirst Friday Forum Video Link
Here is the link to the February 3 rd First Friday Forum:
This video will be available online until the March 3, 2017.  First Friday Forum is posted. Hope to see you at the March 3 rd First Friday Forum at 1:00 PM in Shields 115.  If you have any questions for administration, please send them to me by Wednesday, March 1.

Kathy Deahl
Administrative Assistant, President's Office
kdeahl@csi.edu | 208-732-6201

WorkStudyWork Study Positions Are Still Available for Students
If you have a student looking for a part-time job or some extra money there are still work-study positions available for those who qualify!
  • 10 hours a week
  • $8.00 per hour
  • Flexible hours
Open positions are posted at:  http://www.csi.edu/financialAid/workstudy_jobs.asp

Lisa Baker
CSI Financial Aid Advisor
lbaker@csi.edu  | 208-732-6285

FoundationMini Grants and Professional Development Grants
The CSI Foundation is pleased to announce the spring round for Mini Grants and for Professional Development Grants.  Up to $3,000 is available for each of these grants and projects are to be completed within a year of the award.  The due date for these grants is Wednesday, March 15, 2017, and proposals are to be submitted on the CSI Common Grant Application Form .

  • Mini Grants - to stimulate creative ideas and activities and their subsequent implementation that result in improved student learning and/or success. 
  • Professional Development Grants - support travel to attend national conferences for the purpose of institutional improvement.
Additional information available at:
  • Application Process:
Submit a hard copy of your application signed by your supervisor and Dean/AVP/VP and an electronic copy (in word format) via email attachment to dmckinstry@csi.edu
If you have further questions, please give us a call at X6244.

Deb Wilson
CSI Foundation Executive Director
dwilson@csi.edu   | 208-732-6245

CWICWI Granted Independent Accreditation
MEDIA ADVISORY - February 13, 2017
Jake Garcin  
(208) 562-3106  
CWI Granted Independent Accreditation
College of Western Idaho (CWI) is pleased to announce it has been granted initial accreditation by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). While pursuing independent accreditation, CWI has delivered college credit instruction, certificates, and degrees through a memorandum of understanding with the College of Southern Idaho. CWI's initial accreditation status is effective Sept. 1, 2016.
"I am overjoyed at the news from our colleagues with the NWCCU," says CWI President, Dr. Bert Glandon. "This decision is the result of tireless work from so many people. It lays the foundation for tremendous opportunities for the College moving forward."
The NWCCU made the decision following CWI's year seven self-evaluation report and site visit this past October. CWI has been recognized by the NWCCU as a candidate for accreditation since February 2012.
Independent accreditation will allow CWI more flexibility to modify curriculum and add new degree programs to best meet the needs of the local community and students. Accreditation is also required for CWI and its enrolled students to continue accessing federal funds to support teaching, research, and student financial aid. Finally, regional accreditation provides a way for post-secondary institutions to ensure quality instruction and service, as well as institutional improvement, by voluntarily submitting to a regulatory process.
CWI will now enter the Commission's seven-year accreditation cycle, which includes periodic evaluations and site visits.
About College of Western Idaho  
College of Western Idaho is a public, open-access, and comprehensive community college committed to providing affordable access to quality teaching and learning opportunities to the residents of its service area in western Idaho. CWI has seven campus locations throughout Southwest Idaho providing higher education and 21st Century technical skills acquisition. The college is dedicated to improving the community's economic well-being by responding with highly-educated and productive graduates. The foundation for the area's only community college was created by a supermajority of voters in Ada and Canyon counties on May 22, 2007. For more information, visit www.cwidaho.cc or call (208) 562-3000.   

Jake Garcin
CWI Communication Representative III
  jakegarcin@cwidaho.cc  | 208-562-3106


The purpose of this event is to congratulate and recognize the outstanding honor students throughout the Magic Valley and provide information about admissions, scholarships, CSI honors program, Phi Theta Kappa, mock classrooms, and campus tour.

Who can come?  High School Seniors in the Magic Valley Area

Minimum GPA:  3.5

How can I sign up? Click here  or call 208-732-6221 or email admissions@csi.edu

How much does it cost?  FREE!

Will lunch be provided? YES!

How many people can come? Space is limited to the first 50 people who RSVP & Qualify. 
We will let you know via email if you qualify for the day.

Will Scholarships be available? Yes! Scholarships will be awarded to participants based on their application and essay.

What do I do with the scholarship application? Application will be downloaded during the online registration process. Submit completed scholarship application and all necessary material 1 week before event by mail or email.

Attn: Heather Barnes
College of Southern Idaho
315 Falls Avenue Twin Falls, ID 83301

For more information about this event click here!

CSI Admissions
admissions@csi.edu | 208-732-6221


This CSI College Rodeo will be the 6th, out of 10, rodeos in the season. Contestants will be competing for points for Regional Championships and a chance to qualify for the College National Finals Rodeo (CNFR).
The CSI Men's Rodeo Team is currently leading the standings in the Rocky Mountain Region and the CSI Women's Rodeo Team is currently sitting in second place.  

For current, up to date, standings you can follow this link:  

Steve Birnie
Head Rodeo Coach
sbirnie@csi.edu | 208-732-6620

BookClubBook Club - The Warmth of Other Suns
Please come and participate in the CSI Book Club; it will be held on March 30th in Hepworth 150 at 1:00 p.m.
March's book is The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson.
Information about the Book Club: one book is chosen each semester and we only meet once in the fall and once in the spring, so the time commitment is negligible. Please consider being part of our group!!!

Tracey Meyerhoeffer
Coordinator of Education Assistant Program
tmeyerhoeffer@isu.edu  | 208-7326874

BrownBagBrown Bag 

Topic:  Creating Communities. How to be Happy at Work.

Wednesday, 2/22/17, Desert Cafe, 12:00 pm, with Tiffany and Jan

Thursday, 2/23/17, Hepworth 176, 1:00 pm with Evin Fox 
Friday, 2/24/17, TAB 211, 8:00 am with Shane Brown

We are continuing the format that we used last semester where we gather together over a meal, snack, or drinks, and discuss in an informal setting, our professional lives at the College of Southern Idaho, making our students' Academic experiences rich and engaging. Please come and be a part of this learning community. If there is a topic you would like to discuss, please contact one of us.

Shane Brown, Jan Carpenter, Evin Fox, Tiffany Seeley-Case
Career and Counseling Services 
If students would like to attend this virtual career fair at a 
CSI computer  on campus Canyon 119 is reserved from 1-4 pm.

Merry Olson
Career Services Coordinator
molson@csi.edu | 208-732-6306

Community Education  

Feng Shui 102 
Building on the foundations of Feng Shui 101, Feng Shui 102 will dive deeper and into more advanced formulas and techniques such as flying star charts, how to help a home sell, Feng Shui for business, and how to compound on the positive changes you've made from the first class. Attendance of the first class or a strong, working knowledge of traditional Feng Shui is required.

Days: Wednesday
Dates: February 22 
Time: 7 - 9 p.m. 
Location: Desert 113 Course
Cost: $35
Instructor: Shealyn Mallows 
Introduction to Glass Pendants 
Beginning and returning students are welcome. Torch, Tools and  safety gear are provided.  You will learn the fundamentals of Torchworking with borosilicate  glass - melting and manipulating glass over a bench-top torch while  exploring the artistic possibilities of this molten glass media and  shaping into glass pendants for art, jewelry, or even gifts.

Days: Wednesday
Dates: March 1 and 8 with project pick up on March 15
Time: 6-8:30 pm
Location: Scott's Center, 496 Madrona
Cost: $50 + $40 (paid to instructor)
Instructor: Cody Thornton

Financial Strategies for Retirement 
Americans will work more than 90,000 hours earning a living and building a nest egg, yet many will spend less than ten hours preparing for a successful retirement. This class is designed to help you prepare for your retirement years, providing you with valuable information on how to get the most from your investments, social security, and retirement plans.

Dates: Wednesdays, March 1-15 (Section C01) or Thursdays, March 2 - 16 (Section C02) 
Time: 6:30 to 9 p.m. 
Location: Fine Arts 87 Course Code: XFIN 005 C01 and C02
Cost: $49 includes one guest at no charge 
Instructor: Scott Jamison 

Students can register or learn more about these and other classes at csi.edu/communityed , by going to the CSI Community Education Center, or by calling (208) 732-6442. Class size is limited so early registration is suggested. 

Camille Barigar
Fine Arts Special Events Coordinator
cbarigar@csi.edu | 208-732-6288

Creative Photography Exploration
After a brief overview of camera functions, instructor Alfred Hagen of ASH Photography will guide you in exploring the art of landscape, journalistic, and macro photography.

Days: Tues., Thurs.           
Date: Feb. 28 to Mar. 16
Time: 6-8 p.m.                  
Location: North Side Center
Cost: $69                 
Instructor: Alfred Hagen

Students can learn more about these and other classes at  http://offcampus.csi.edu/northSide/index.asp , by going to the CSI North Side Center, or by calling ( 208) 934-8678 . Class size is limited so early registration is suggested. 
Elaine Bryant
North Side and Jerome Center Director
ebryant@csi.edu | 208-934-8678

FineArtsFine Arts
CSI Theater Department Presents "Julius Caesar"
February 22 - 25 and March 1 - 4 at 7:30 p.m. in the CSI Fine Arts Theater

Treachery, intrigue and political motivations are all facets of this classic tale of the ultimate betrayal. In Shakespeare's political tragedy, suspicions arise when the beloved Caesar gains popularity among his people. Fearing that he will corrupt the freedom of the State, other members of the government plot to have him killed. In a tumultuous world where politics are vicious, Julius Caesar resonates powerfully with today's audiences. Tickets: $10/adults, $5/ high school students and free for CSI students. Tickets available at the CSI Box Office, by calling 732-6288, or online at tickets.csi.edu.  
CSI Stage Door Presents "Dear Elizabeth"
February 22 at 7:30 p.m. in the CSI Fine Arts Auditorium

In 1947 at a dinner party in New York, poets Robert Lowell and Elizabeth Bishop met and began an artistic partnership that lasted until Lowell's death in 1977. Their lengthy friendship is documented in thirty years of beautiful correspondence, collected in the book Words in Air. Award winning playwright Sarah Ruhl dramatized these letters in the play Dear Elizabeth. This play brings the beauty of friendship, writing, and artistic creation to the audience through the poetic words of Lowell and Bishop, and Ruhl's powerful imagery. We bring this important work to CSI in a staged reading through the collaborative efforts of many artists, including: set design by Will Ledbetter, Development Assistant with Idaho Shakespeare Festival; music design and composition by Brent Jensen, CSI jazz professor; and lighting design by Jud Harmon, CSI Fine Arts Theatrical Technician. The play will be performed by Shane Brown and Camille Barigar.  Tickets are $10 for adults or $5 for CSI or high school and under students and are available at the CSI Box Office, by calling 732-6288, at the door, or by going online to http://tickets.csi.edu . Seating is limited to 100 people.
Magic Valley Symphony Concert with Guest Conductor Colin Brien
February 24 at 7:30 p.m. in the CSI Fine Arts Auditorium

Pocatello composer Colin Brien conducts the world premier of his newest work, commissioned by the Symphony, along with Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranquez featuring guitarist Gary Garafano, and the one most requested symphony (hint: think Dvorak). Tickets are $10/adults, $8/seniors, and $6/students and are available at the CSI Box Office, Kurt's Pharmacy, and at the door. More information at www.mvsymphony.org.

Camille Barigar
Fine Arts Special Events Coordinator
cbarigar@csi.edu | 208-732-6288

HerrettCenterHerrett Center

Herrett Center for Arts and Science        
College of Southern Idaho
Museum, Planetarium, Observatory
Year round hours. *
*Closed Sundays, Mondays, and federal holidays.
9:30 am to 9:00 pm
9:30 am to 4:30 pm
9:30 am to 4:30 pm
9:30 am to 9:00 pm
1:00 pm to 9:00 pm


Friday, February 24
7:00 pm
Planetarium Show:  Secret Lives of Stars.
8:00 pm
Planetarium Show:  Flight of the Butterflies.
Saturday, February 25
1:30 pm
Planetarium Show:  The Accidental Astronauts.
2:30 pm
Planetarium Show:  The Longest Night: A Winter's Tale.
3:30 pm
Planetarium Show:  Secret Lives of Stars.
4:30 pm
Planetarium Show:  Lewis and Clark: Great Journey West.
7:00 pm
Planetarium Show:  Secret Lives of Stars.
8:00 pm
Planetarium Show:  Titans of the Ice Age.
Tuesday, February 28
7:00 pm
Planetarium Show:  Secret Lives of Stars.
-9:00 pm
Observatory:  Telescope Tuesday observing session.

On August 21,  of this year, the first total solar eclipse visible from the continental United States in 38 years will cut across the country from the northwest to the southeast. In the process, the path of totality will pass through central Idaho, a few hours' drive from the Magic Valley. This celestial event is one that people will not want to miss. Given clear weather, a total solar eclipse is a true celestial wonder and, for many, a once-in-a-lifetime experience. To help prepare Idahoans for this rare spectacle the Faulkner Planetarium is pleased to announce the opening of a new show on March 3 ,  that will provide audiences with the knowledge required to make plans to witness what is being called "The Great American Eclipse."

Eclipse: The Sun Revealed, produced by the Adventure Science Center's Sudekum Planetarium in Nashville, TN, explores the history of solar eclipses, including how various cultures interpreted them, and the science of solar eclipses. Discover the alignments of the Sun, Moon and Earth that give rise to both solar and lunar eclipses. Explore why eclipses do not occur every month. Learn proper solar eclipse viewing techniques so that you can enjoy the unique experience while protecting your eyes from harm. Listen to an Italian man's moving account of his first total solar eclipse, in 2001, as the midday sky went dark in Zambia, Africa.
At the conclusion of the movie, the audience is treated to a live presentation, produced in-house at the Faulkner Planetarium, detailing the local circumstances of the total solar eclipse. Where will the path of totality cut across Idaho? Where are the best locations in the Gem State to view the eclipse? Which viewing methods are safe, and which aren't? These questions and others are answered in this live interactive presentation. It is time to start planning for where you will be on August 21, 2017. Get prepared by taking in this limited-time show; August 21 ,  will be here before you know it.

The Faulkner Planetarium, Idaho's premiere planetarium, boasts the largest theater dome in the state at 50 feet. Located in the Herrett Center for Arts and Science on the College of Southern Idaho campus in Twin Falls, the Faulkner has been serving the public for 21 years, offering high quality educational and entertaining programming in a wide variety of topics, including astronomy, meteorology, paleontology, history, and more. Admission prices are $6 adults, $5 seniors, $4 children ages 2 through 17; children under age 2 are admitted free.

For more information, and to watch a trailer for Eclipse: The Sun Revealed, visit the Herrett Center's web page at http://herrett.csi.edu.  Information may also be obtained by calling the museum at (208) 732-6655.

Rick Greenawald
Manager, Faulkner Planetarium
rgreenawald@csi.edu | 208-732-6659


Tuesday, February 28 th , 7:15 to 9:00 PM
Telescope Tuesday - Waxing crescent (7%) moon, Venus, Mars, Uranus (all setting early), deep-sky targets.  Admission: $1.50, ages 6 and under free, free to all with paid planetarium admission.
Chris Anderson
Production Specialist & Observatory Coordinator
canderson@csi.edu  | 208-732-6663  

Museum Activities
Interested in primitive living, outdoor survival, or even just camping and hiking? The Herrett Center for Arts and Science invites you to get in touch with your inner caveman or cavewoman is this spring's
Primitive Skills for Modern Man classes:

Fish Traps and Weirs from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, March 11 will show how the Shoshone, Bannock, and other indigenous people living along the Snake River and its tributaries harvested salmon and other anadromous fish. Participants will handle actual fish traps and weir designs, learn to identify native resources, and build their own willow fish traps based on local archaeological finds. The cost is $25 per person.

Cordage and Native Plants will be from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, May 6. Students will meet for an offsite walk to identify local resources that were used prehistorically by the Shoshone people as well as dangerous plants to avoid. Participants will extract fibers from plants and create two-ply twist cordage. The cost is $25 per person.

Please register early as classes generally fill to capacity. Each workshop is for ages 12 and up. Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a paid adult. For more information, please visit herrett.csi.edu
or call 732-6655 to register.

Joey Heck
Exhibits/Collections Manager
jheck@csi.edu | 208-732-6668 


Teri Fattig
Director of Library & Herrett Center
tfattig@csi.edu | 208-732-6501

LACLearning Assistance Center

If your students are struggling with procrastination or remembering what they are learning in your class send them to this great workshop in the Learning Assistance Center. 

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

RecreationRecreation Center

XC Ski Weekend in Yellowstone * February 24-26 * Experience Yellowstone National Park like never before! Spend the weekend in the oldest National Park exploring hidden sights and wildlife by cross country skis!

This weekend is not for the faint of heart! This trip is rated INTERMEDIATE due to the physical nature of the trip and the weather conditions. Gear + transportation included! Space is limited -- call 732-6475 to register!

Pre-trip Mandatory meeting is Wednesday February 22, at 7:00 PM at the ORC. Attendance to this pre-trip meeting is required in order to go on this trip. * All gear, lodging, and transportation provided.

COST: $25 CSI Full-time Students * CSI Staff / Faculty $118 * Community $235 * SPACE IS LIMITED, SORRY NO REFUNDS

Christa Gessaman
Coordinator, Outdoor Recreation Center
cgessaman@csi.edu | 208-732-6697

StudentActivitiesStudent Activities/Affairs
Black History & Women's History Month
Film Series

The College of Southern Idaho Diversity Council will celebrate Black History Month and Women's History Month with significant films that will be shown, free of charge, for three weeks.

At 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, the film will be 'The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution.' This feature-length documentary explores the significance of the Black Panther Party and its cultural and political awakening for African Americans.

'Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise' will be shown at 7 p.m. Thursday, Mar. 2. Best known for her autobiography 'I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings,' Angelou was a singer, dancer, activist, and a prolific poet and writer. The film documents her upbringing in the Depression-era South, her work with Malcolm X, and her inaugural poem for President Bill Clinton.

The series will wrap up with 'Makers: Women Who Make America' at 7 p.m. Thursday, Mar. 9, which documents the sweeping social revolution in American history as women strive for their full and fair share of political power, economic opportunity, and personal autonomy.

All films are free of charge and open to the public. Each will be shown in the CSI Student Union building.

Peri Gardner
Diversity Council Advisor
pgardner@csi.edu | 208-732-6867

Alternative Spring Break Trip to Salt Lake City

If your students are looking for something fun to do this Spring Break let them know about the Alternative Spring Break trip the Student Affairs Office is hosting this year. Students will need to print off the application below and turn it in to the Office of Student Affairs by March 3, 2017.

Samra Culum
Student Development Coordinator
sculum@csi.edu | 208-732-6223
FundraisersCSI Student Fundraisers
Local Volunteers Join America's Toothfairy Smile Drive 
to Collect Oral Care Products for Children
Designed to raise awareness of the importance of oral health and collect oral care products for at-risk children, the America's ToothFairy Smile Drive is being held nationwide this February during National Children's Dental Health Month. CSI HOSA Future Health Professionals will lead campaign activities in Twin Falls and surrounding areas .
Local community members are invited to visit the CSI Health Science and Human Services Building located at 397 North College Road during the month of February to drop off donated oral care products or come to the CSI Women's & Men's Basketball game on Saturday February 18th where members will be accepting donations and also holding a 50/50 raffle with the proceeds going toward the purchase of dental supplies.Donated toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss and rinse will be delivered to local children and youth in need.
Community members donating to the Smile Drive are encouraged to share their experience by snapping a photo and using the hashtag #SmileDrive on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
For more information about the Smile Drive and how community members can participate, contact HOSA advisor Tonja Bowcut at tbowcut@csi.edu or 732-6708.
"We are so grateful that caring individuals and volunteer groups across the country are helping ensure children receive the oral care products they need through the America's ToothFairy Smile Drive," said Fern Ingber, America's ToothFairy President and CEO. "The participation of CSI HOSA will help promote healthy smiles for local children while providing youth the tools they need to prevent the pain and embarrassment associated with tooth decay."
About America's ToothFairy: National Children's Oral Health Foundation ®
America's ToothFairy: National Children's Oral Health Foundation is dedicated to raising awareness of one of the most prevalent chronic childhood illnesses: pediatric dental disease, facilitating the delivery of comprehensive oral health services and improving quality of life for underserved children. Through the #MySmileMatters Youth Movement, collaborative partnerships with a diverse array of national service organizations, growing network of non-profit clinical partners, dedicated professional and student volunteers, and suite of high-impact community education and service programs, America's ToothFairy is building a powerful, united effort to eliminate tooth decay and protect the smiles of our most vulnerable children. For more information, visit www.AmericasToothFairy.org .

Tonja Bowcut, CDA
Program Director - Dental Assisting
tbowcut@csi.edu  | 208-732-6708  
Idaho Student Nurses Association 
Health Science and Human Services 2017 Career Fair

The College of Southern Idaho's chapter of the Idaho Student Nurses Association will hold its 2017 Career Fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22 in the main lobby of CSI's Health Sciences building on North College Road in Twin Falls.

Organizers for the event plan to have training and career information available about registered nursing, licensed practical nursing, dental assisting, EMT and paramedic, radiologic technology, and certified nursing assistant programs at CSI. The event is being designed for students who have an interest in a health science profession as well as for working professionals looking to upgrade their skills or change careers.

Representatives will be available from several area higher education and healthcare facilities, including Idaho State University, Boise State University, Lewis-Clark State College, the Walker Center, Cassia Regional Hospital, Minidoka Memorial Hospital, BRP Health Management, Davita Dialysis Center, and Parke View Rehabilitation and Care Center. The event is free and open to everyone. 

Bailey Bartlome
CSI Nursing Student
CSI Dental Hygiene Students Hold Free Sealant Clinic

Students in the Dental Hygiene program at the College of Southern Idaho will hold a free sealant clinic from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25 at the Dental Clinic lab inside CSI's Health Science building on North College Road in Twin Falls.
Dental sealant is a varnish-like substance that is painted onto the teeth that helps prevent cavities. Application is quick, painless, and effective. Students in CSI's Dental Hygiene senior class will place the sealants as members of the junior class assist. All procedures will be done under the observation of local supervising dentists who assist with the program. The cost is $5 per child.
The clinic is open to children from ages 5 to 18 and is by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, please call Andie Dayley in the CSI dental lab at 208-732-6751.
Andie Dayley
Dental Clinic Manager
adayley@csi.edu | 208-732-6751

ISUNon-CSI Activities

All CSI Faculty and Staff are invited to the ISU Free GRE & GMAT Class & Dinner on March 9. 

Chris Vaage
ISU Twin Falls
vaagchri@isu.edu  | 208-933-2301  

WalkingChallengeSpring Activity Challenge Started TUESDAY 2/21

Be Active. Have fun.

The CSI Employee Wellbeing Spring Active Lifestyle Challenge promotes physical activity AND good nutrition, because it takes both to lead a healthy lifestyle. Sign up for this six-week program to help you maintain or improve your health.

Our challenge begins Tuesday, February 21 and ends March 31. Turn in your Activity Log to Judy Heatwole, TAB 123, or by email to jheatwole@csi.edu on or before April 10 to receive a completion reward.

While this challenge looks just like the President's Active Lifestyle Challenge of recent years,  it has some new features:

  • This challenge is individual AND BUDDY style rather than team-based. Register/submit logs yourself.
  • New tracking tools, calculators, and tips are included to help you set and track your goals (see the site)
  • Indoor building walking zones are included for super cold or rainy days
  • Toning bands come with your registration to help you tone as you walk or workout!
  • Completing the six-week Activity Log entitles you to a reward. Just return it to me by April 10!
Just click here and include your contact information along with your buddy's or buddies if you like!
Judy Heatwole, MTD
Wellbeing & Development Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu | 208-732-6269

P20P20 Conference Call for Proposals
Jonathan Lord
Education Department Chair
jlord@csi.edu | 208-732-6484

VSPEnjoy Your Devices Without Digital Eye Strain
VSP eNewsletter
Now you can enjoy all the advantages of digital life with less of the drawbacks. TechShield™ Blue is a next-generation anti-reflective coating that reduces your blue light exposure from digital screens, energy-efficient lighting, and the sun.
Blue light from smartphones, tablets, and computer monitors can contribute to digital eye strain in as little as two hours of screen time. But you don't have to go off the grid to avoid dry, tired, irritated eyes, and blurred vision.
Enhancing your lenses with TechShield Blue helps you combat digital eye strain, allowing you to continue enjoying everything your devices deliver - minus the full blast of blue light.

Benefits Beyond Blue Light Reduction

Look Better
Appearance matters. TechShield Blue's attractive, near-clear appearance allows you to defend your eyes without compromising your looks.
Nearly 1/3 of Americans spend at least 9 hours a day exposed to blue light from devices.
See Better
It's hard to take everything in when you can't see past your nose. TechShield Blue resists scratches and smudges, cleans easily, and inhibits distracting glare and reflections.
Perform Better
By reducing blue light associated with digital eye strain, TechShield Blue allows you to spend more time taking care of business and less time nursing your eyes.

Feel Better

Peace of mind is priceless. Rest easier knowing you and those closest to you are taking in less blue light at work, school, home, and everywhere in between.

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

BloodPressureMedical Assisting Students Offer Blood Pressure Checks This Week

February is Heart Health Month and with that the students of the Medical Assisting Program, under the direction of their instructor Kara Mahannah, will once again offer blood pressure screenings and information on behalf of the CSI Employee Wellbeing Program. Students, employees, friends, and family are all very welcome to participate.  Our students will get screening practice and you'll receive helpful information about taking care of your heart!
Screening times and places are below, with more to come:
  • Wednesday 2-22-17, from 12:30-1:30 pm in the Evergreen building atrium and from 1:30-3:00 pm in room 182 of the HSHS building
  • Thursday 2-23-17, from 9:00 am-12:30 pm in room 182 of the HSHS building
  • Friday 2-24-17 from 8:00-9:00 am back in the Taylor building and then from 9:00 am-12:00 pm in room 182 of HSHS building
Judy Heatwole, MTD
Wellbeing & Development Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu | 208-732-6269

DepressionI Had a Black Dog; His Name was Depression
According to St. Luke's and SelectHealth, the second most shared health issue that our employees experience is depression and/or anxiety. Your CSI Employee Wellbeing Program would like to share information and resources to help you and your loved ones with these very common and highly treatable mental health problems. 
What are the signs and symptoms? Please see this helpful film to learn more about it. 

Most people feel anxious or depressed at times. Losing a loved one, getting fired from a job, going through a divorce, and other difficult situations can lead a person to feel sad, lonely, scared, nervous, or anxious. These feelings are normal reactions to life's stressors.
But some people experience these feelings daily or nearly daily for no apparent reason, making it difficult to carry on with normal, everyday functioning. These people may have an anxiety disorder, depression, or both.
It is not uncommon for someone with an anxiety disorder to also suffer from depression or vice versa. Nearly one-half of those diagnosed with depression are also diagnosed with an anxiety disorder. The good news is that these disorders are both treatable, separately and together.
Read on to find out more about the co-occurrence of anxiety and depression and how they can be treated.
Check out the Anxiety and Depression Association of America for more information about these topics: www.adaa.org/about-adaa/press-room/facts-statistics
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