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FridayFirst Friday Forums for Information Exchange
I hope the new semester is going well!  As of today, we are just under -3.7% enrollment, so the steep decline of previous semesters has slowed a bit. We had a good week at the legislature last week, and this year, we have a measure of confidence the legislature will be in support of the Governor's recommendations for funding CSI's requests.

In order to provide a regular forum for the exchange of information on and off campus, I am calling for time together, a First Friday Forum for this exchange of information during 2016 and primarily during the school year. Each "First Friday" of the month starting in March, members of administration will be at a location on campus to provide a very brief update and be available for questions. Times and locations appear below. The plan is to record these and archive them for those of you with scheduling conflicts.
If you have any questions, please contact Kathy Deahl or Shonna Parsons. We hope to see you there!

Friday Forum Information


March 4 - Shields 117 from 10-11:30 a.m.


April 1 - Evergreen A06 from 10-11:30 a.m.


May 6 - Fine Arts 119 from 10-11:30 a.m.

President Fox
Office of the President 
jfox@csi.edu | 208-732-6220

RelayThe CSI Relay for Life Team is Selling Valentine's Day Gifts
The CSI Relay for Life team invites you to order a Valentine's gift for your sweetie! The money raised by our CSI team supports the American Cancer Society, and the funds stay in our local area. The Relay event will be held on Friday, May 20 ,  at the Filer Fairgrounds. If you are interested in participating as a member of the team, or if you have any questions, please contact Heather Barnes, Tamara Harmon, or any team member.

Click here to check out the order form and see what they are selling.

Gail Schull
Admissions Office Director
gschull@csi.edu | 208-732-6232

PACESpring 2016 PACE 50-for-50 Challenge
You have until April 29, to win a jacket. Ready...Set...Start taking selfies! 

Click here for the new checklist.

Current Competitors:
Gail Schull
Chris Anderson
Karrie Hornbacher
Heidi Campbell
Jodie Bridges
Evin Fox
Andie Dayley
Kara Mahannah
Katrina Oksten
Judy Hansen
Magan Hodge
Larisa Alexander
Ann Keane
Amy Christopherson
Ben Hamlett
Kelli Bolta

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

BatteriesThis Week's Winner for CSI's Sustainability Recycling Success

This week the CSI Sustainability Council reveals the 2015 figures for our combined paper and beverage containers recycling. Drum roll please..........the 2015 total is 99,600 pounds or 49.8 tons.  This brings the total since 2009 to 464,982 pounds (232.49 tons). Thank you CSI for diverting these materials form the landfill. Please continue to recycle all your paper, plastic bottles, aluminum cans, soup cans, and yogurt containers to further reduce the amount of waste we send to the landfill.  Starve the landfill! 
A big thank you to Joseph Lemoine and CSI's dedicated custodial crew for helping make our recycling program a success.
Ann Keane is this week's "Guessing the totals" winner. Congratulations Ann!
B. Randolph Smith, D.A.
Professor,  Biology Department
rsmith@csi.edu | 208-732-6817  

Our annual Valentine's Day sale at the Herrett Center Gift Shop starts Tuesday, February 2,  and runs through Saturday, February 13 .   20% off items over $5.00 (Meade Products excluded). We have great Valentine's gifts for both your sweetheart and your children. Come check out our new arrival of "Silly Stars"!   They are handmade hanging stars with heart shaped centers and are made with recycled stained glass .  We also have heart shaped rocks and chimes, adorable stuffed animals, affordable jewelry (including heart shaped pieces), handcrafted wooden pens and other home décor items that your sweetheart will love!

We are open Tuesday & Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Wednesday & Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday from 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. 
Make our store the place to stop for great Valentine gift ideas!
Carolyn Browning
Herrett Center Coordinator

Zack Bartlett, a CSI student who produces video for the College of Southern Idaho's Public Information Department, produced an award-winning video for CSI's Professional Technical programs. The 30-second video was submitted to the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE), headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, for the organization's 2016 CTE Video PSA contest. It won second place among the videos submitted from across the nation. Barlett's video can be seen here: https://youtu.be/zRiG0YHRt70
"We're very fortunate to have Zack's talents, if only for a short time longer," said CSI Public Information Specialist Kimberlee LaPray, who oversees Bartlett's projects. "He's an extremely talented videographer and editor. We look forward to having him produce several more videos for us before he graduates from CSI this spring and goes on to work toward his bachelor's degree."
ACTE has posted the first, second, and third place winners on its website - http://www.acteonline.org/ctemonth_videocontest/#.Vq94elKB5vp - to help observe National CTE month this month.

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

The Gemstone Climbing Center is opening at 135 5th Ave. S. in Twin Falls. It is the largest indoor climbing gym in Idaho and the  benefits of being a member are outstanding! Benefits include:
  • Free yoga and fitness classes
  • Use of cardio and strength/fitness areas
  • Towel service
  • Free Intro to Climbing class per member
  • Free Intro to Lead Climbing class per member
  • 10% discount on all retail 
  • Discounts on Gemstone climbing classes/trainings
With a Founders Membership   which is on sell right now,  you get all of the Gemstone Membership
Befits plus....
  • Exclusive Founders chalk bag
  • Exclusive gemstone magnet
  • Gemstone car decal
  • Early Bird notice for all special climbing events and classes
  • Reserved seating for speakers, films, and events
  • Invitations to route settings
  • Open Gym for Founder's prior to Grand Opening
Click here for a flyer with pricing and more information!

Shawn Willsey
AMGA Certified Single Pitch Climbing Instructor
swillsey@csi.edu | 208-732-6421

The Mathematics and Engineering Department is pleased to congratulate Mark Sneddon and Jasmine Willis for being chosen as CSI's finalists for the Barry Goldwater Scholarship. Their names and application materials will be sent onward to the national level for consideration. Here is what each of the finalists had to say about the award:

Mark Sneddon

I'm working towards becoming an Electrical Engineer specializing in robotics research and development. I want to do research which will allow me to develop new technology that assists communities or manufacturing processes.

I am seeking my associates in both electrical and mechanical engineering here at CSI and am planning on transferring to a four-year university to complete my bachelor's and master's in Electrical Engineering; specializing in robotic power and control systems. 
I have been honored with being nominated as one of the Barry Goldwater Scholarship Finalists for the College of Southern Idaho and I hope to be one of the recipients for this distinguished award. This generous gift would cover all of my expenses for my first semester at a four year university after I graduate from the CSI this spring, including tuition, housing, food, books, and other necessities to attend school.  
Jasmine Willis

If I am selected by nationals for the Barry Goldwater Scholarship I will be using it to pay for my online bachelor's program of Environment Science through the University of American Public University. It will go towards tuition and books. 
This opportunity will allow me to focus on school and continuing my education after I have graduated from CSI. It will also hopefully cover the costs of my education long enough for me to save up the amount I will need to pay for a master's program in this field.

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.  

Tomorrow 7 PM · Hosted by College of Southern Idaho
Twin Falls
Feb 10 - Feb 11 · 6 guests
Twin Falls
Wed 10 AM · 6 guests
Twin Falls
Wed 2:30 PM
Twin Falls
Wed 6:30 PM · Hosted by College of Southern Idaho
Twin Falls
Thu 3 PM
Twin Falls
Feb 13 - Feb 14 · 2 guests
Sat 7 PM · Hosted by College of Southern Idaho
Twin Falls
Tue 6 PM · 3 guests
Twin Falls
Wed 2 PM · 2 guests
Twin Falls
Wed 6 PM · 3 guests
Twin Falls
Wed 7:30 PM · Hosted by College of Southern Idaho
Twin Falls
Wed 7:30 PM
Twin Falls
Thu 7:30 PM · 9 guests
Twin Falls
Fri 2 PM · 5 guests
Twin Falls
Sat 8:30 AM
Twin Falls
Sat 9 AM · 3 guests
Twin Falls
Sat 9 AM
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: 
"How to Pace/Manage a class load. Special guest, Janea Triplett-Newell."

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: 2/10, 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
BloodNational Red Cross Puts Out Appeal for Blood Donors


Date: Wednesday, February 10
Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location: Taylor Building (SUB)    
RSVP TODAY: Online or call Debi at 208-484-0138

*Note: All donors will receive a cool t-shirt!

Debi Mahler
Red Cross of America
debi.mahler@redcross.org |  208-484-0138

TransferCSI's Transfer Fair is this Week - Let Your Students Know
The CSI Advising Center and CSI Student Affairs Office is hosting the CSI Transfer Fair on Wednesday, February 10 ,  from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm in the Student Union Building/Eagle's Nest and from 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm at the Mini-Cassia Center. Four-Year colleges and universities from around the area will be here to visit with students about the transfer process. Information about the academic programs, financial aid, scholarships and housing will be available. The following schools are planning on attending:
  • Boise State University (Twin Falls and Mini-Cassia)
  • BYU - Idaho (Twin Falls and Mini-Cassia)
  • College of Idaho (Twin Falls and Mini-Cassia)
  • Dixie State University (Twin Falls and Min-Cassia)
  • Idaho State University (Twin Falls and Mini-Cassia)
  • Lewis-Clark State College (Twin Falls and Mini-Cassia)
  • Northwest Nazarene University (Twin Falls)
  • University of Idaho (Twin Falls and Mini-Cassia)
  • University of Montana Western (Twin Falls and Mini-Cassia)
  • University of Utah (Twin Falls and Mini-Cassia)
  • Utah State University (Twin Falls and Mini-Cassia)
  • Utah Valley University (Twin Falls and Mini-Cassia)
  • Westminster College (Twin Falls and Mini-Cassia)
Students in attendance will be able to enter a drawing to win one of three new Acer tablets and one of six pairs of Skullcandy headphones.
Scott Lindquist
Student Advisor
slindquist@csi.edu | 208-732-6252

Looking for the perfect Valentine's Date that is original and unique? Look no further than the ORC Valentine's Day Snowshoe trip. Join the ORC for a guided 1 to 1 1/2 hour (faint moonlight) snowshoe hike in the South Hills, and bring your special someone! We'll cover snowshoeing techniques, ascending and descending hills, and nighttime winter travel. The ORC will provide snowshoes, snowshoe poles, headlamps, and a few surprise treats to make the night special! Registration fee covers two participants.  

Please wear appropriate clothing for a nighttime hike, where temperatures drop to the high 20's and low 30's at night. Snow pants, waterproof boots, gaiters, hats and gloves are recommended. 

Due to popularity of this event last year, we have opened two additional sections of this trip for you to choose from! This activity is open to CSI Students, Staff & Faculty, and the Community!

Due to limited gear there are only spaces for 12 participants per session. If you have your own gear, you are welcome to meet us there and participate for a lower cost!

Trip Session Options:
Option 1: Saturday, February 13, from 12-2pm
Option 2: Saturday, February 13, from 9-11pm
Option 3: Sunday, February 14, from 7-9pm.

We will meet in the parking lot of Magic Mountain. We will do two loops, so participants have a choice to do one or both loops of the hike.
CSI FT Students (12+ Credits): $25 / couple
CSI PT Students (4-11 credits): $30 / couple
CSI Staff & Faculty: $40 / couple
Community Members: $50 / couple

Age: 16 and older
What to Wear: We will be hiking in deep snow, so wear warm clothes (in layers!), jeans and sweat pants NOT recommended. Recommend nylon, ski, or water resistant pants or gaiters. Wear warm, sturdy boots fit for the snow. Gym shoes NOT recommended.
What to Bring: A backpack for snacks, extra layers, or to carry your personal items; WATER, Chapstick, 

SIGN UP: Contact Ann Rolfes to register at 732-6475. Check or credit card only. Please notify Ann which session you will be attending. SORRY, NO REFUNDS. SORRY, NO SWITCHING SESSIONS.
We will be taking a group for Nordic Nights on February 9, from 6-8 pm. Meet us at the north end of Magic Mountain's Parking Lot. 

Spend the evening exploring the South Hills by headlight and get a low-impact workout! No experience necessary! 

Gear is included! 

CSI FT Students: $10 
CSI PT Student & Staff & Faculty  $15
Community $20 ($5/BYOG) 

Sign Up:  Contact Ann at 732-6475 to register! Please give her your shoe size & level of experience at registration!

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

cheerCSI's Annual Mini Cheer/Dance Camp - Registration Deadline Feb. 15
Youngsters from age 4 to 14 are invited to sign up for the College of Southern Idaho's Cheer and Dance Mini Camp that will be held from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 20 in the CSI Gym.

The $40 fee will cover instruction in tumbling, stunting, dances, and chants as well as an event T-shirt and two tickets to the CSI men's basketball game at 5 p.m. that evening where the class will perform for the crowd. Camp instruction will be provided by CSI dancers, cheerleaders, and their instructors.

Camp registration is due by Feb. 15 and space is limited. For more information, please contact Ginger in the CSI Athletic office at 732-6486 or at gnukaya@csi.edu.

Julie Wright-Leggett
Instructor, Fine Arts
jwright@csi.edu | 208-732-6472

Herrett"How to Cure Alzheimer's Disease" at February Herrett Forum

Almost everyone knows someone, a friend or family member, who deals with dementia or Alzheimer's disease. Have you ever wondered or worried about whether it will affect your own life? Dr. John R. Sims, Senior Medical Director for Lilly Biomedicines, will discuss 'How to Cure Alzheimer's Disease' in his Herrett Forum presentation at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17 at the Herrett Center's Rick Allen Room.
Dr. Sims has overseen planning and execution of trials for various disease states including Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and Epilepsy. He is also Co-Director of the Neurodegeneration Disease State Strategy Team at Eli Lilly, which provides strategies for biomarker development to facilitate the translation from laboratory science projects to human trials. He is board certified in Neurology, Vascular Neurology and Neurocritical Care.
The Herrett Forum is a monthly series of presentations generally held the third Wednesday evening of each month during the school year. Topics are coordinated by the Herrett Forum Committee, a group of community individuals dedicated to bringing high quality presentations to Twin Falls. No tickets are required for this free public lecture. Doors open at 7 p.m. The Herrett Center for Arts and Science is located on the north side of the College of Southern Idaho campus at the North College Road entrance.
Due to the current construction on North College Road, visitors are advised to access the Herrett Center by entering the campus from either the Falls Avenue entrance or by taking North College Road only from the direction of Washington Street.

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

NurseCSI Nursing Students to Hold Career Fair
The College of Southern Idaho chapter of the Idaho Student Nurses Association will hold an all-day career fair from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24 for students, the public, and for health care professionals who are interested in training for other health care fields.
The event will be spread out through the open spaces of CSI's Health Science building on North College Road. Each participating business or university will have a and eight-by-eight-foot booth with information and representatives who can answer career and education questions.
A partial list of the exhibitors includes St. Luke's Magic Valley, Davita Dialysis, Twin Falls Care Center, Park View Medical Center of Pueblo, Colorado, Pomerelle Place in Burley, Minidoka Memorial Hospital in Rupert, North Canyon Medical Center in Gooding, Magic Valley Kidney Center, Cassia Regional Medical Center in Burley, and Parke View Rehabilitation and Care Center.
Four-year colleges and universities at the fair so far include Boise State University, Lewis-Clark State College, Great Basin College in Elko, BYU-Idaho, and Idaho State University.
Higher education or businesses that are interested in being at the event are invited to inquire about booth space by contacting Morgan at 208-308-6603 or Susan at 208-732-6744.
Admission to the event is free of charge and everyone is welcome. 
Susan Narasimhan
RN Clinical Instructor
lnarasimhan@csi.edu | 208-732-6744

SuessicalSeussical the Musical by the Dillettante Group of the Magic Valley
February 11-14, 2016 at 7:30 pm in the CSI Fine Arts Auditorium (2:30 matinees the 13& 14)

BREAKING NEWS!!!!  You're off to Great Places! Today is your day! Your Tickets are waiting, So...get on your way! Tickets are now available!

The Dilettante Group of Magic Valley is excited to announce their upcoming production- Seussical the Musical! A fun, family-friendly show that brings to life beloved characters from a variety of Dr. Seuss stories! Join the Cat in the Hat, Horton the Elephant, Gertrude Mcfuzz, Mayzie Labird and many others, as they come to life on stage to entertain in a musical mash-up of "Seussical" proportions, directed by Lori Henson. 

The show will run February 11-13 at 7:30 p.m. and February 13-14 at 2:30 p.m. at the CSI Fine Arts Auditorium. Tickets are available at Kurt's Pharmacy and Hallmark, The Gyros Shop at 132 Main Ave. S. and any cast or board member. All seats $12 tax included. Cash or check only at ticket outlets.

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

StarIdaho Star Program Sponsors Motorcycle Training on Main Campus

Text from the grey box above: The Idaho Star Program is proud to be a program sponsored by the College of Southern Idaho. Star provides high quality rider training, taught by state-certified instructors. Their patience, understanding, training, and knowledge will help you develop the skills needed to make motorcycling safer and more enjoyable for everyone. We conduct training at eleven locations across Idaho, including the CSI campus and in Shoshone. 

To obtain more information, or to register for a course, visit us at www.idahostar.org or call 1-888-280-7827.

Sunshine Beer
Idaho Star Director
sunshine@idahostar.org | 208-639-4546

TransISU's Gender Resource Center is Hosting a Special Presentation

ISU's Gender Resource Center is hosting a special presentation on the topic of the transgender community. The speaker has a very interesting story, and we are fortunate to have a distance learning room available at that time... February 25, from 3:00-4:00 pm in Evergreen C91.

Please pass the word to all interested students, faculty, staff and even community members about this presentation. 

Lesa Wagner
Assistant Director
ISU-Twin Falls
wagnlesa@isu.edu  |  208-933-2302

WellnessSpring Active Lifestyle Challenge Starts TODAY
Be Active. Have fun.
It's NOT TOO LATE to create or join a team in your work area!

The President's Active Lifestyle Challenge (PALA+)  is a national program that promotes physical activity AND good nutrition, because it takes both to lead a healthy lifestyle. Sign up for the six-week program to help you maintain or improve your health. Our   challenge begins February 8 and ends just before Spring Break.

Physical Activity
A healthy life is an active life. Youth (6-17 years old) need to be active at least 60 minutes a day (or 11,000 steps for girls and 13,000 steps for boys). Adults (18 and older), 30 minutes (or 8,500 steps). So, take a walk with friends, bike ride after dinner, garden, or play a game of basketball at the park. Get your heart pumping and your muscles moving. When you've logged six weeks of physical activity, congratulations. You've started a regular routine for a more active lifestyle.

Good Nutrition
Start eating healthy. It's easier than you think! Take it one step at a time. Commit to achieving our spring healthy goals each week. Focus on your healthy eating and remember, the more often you incorporate good nutrition and hydration into your lifestyle, the better you will feel.
The 2016 Goals are listed below:
  • 2 hours or less screen time per day outside of work
  • 0 sugary drinks
  • 1 hour activity for kids, 30 mins for adults daily
  • 6 fruits or vegetables every day

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

HeartHeart Health Month Blood Pressure Checks on Campus
Be Active. Have fun.
It's NOT TOO LATE to create or join a team in your work area!

The President's Active Lifestyle Challenge (PALA+)  is a national program that promotes physical activity AND good nutrition, because it takes both to lead a healthy lifestyle. Sign up for the six-week program to help you maintain or improve your health. Our   challenge begins February 8 and ends just before Spring Break.

Physical Activity
A healthy life is an active life. Youth (6-17 years old) need to be active at least 60 minutes a day (or 11,000 steps for girls and 13,000 steps for boys). Adults (18 and older), 30 minutes (or 8,500 steps). So, take a walk with friends, bike ride after dinner, garden, or play a game of basketball at the park. Get your heart pumping and your muscles moving. When you've logged six weeks of physical activity, congratulations. You've started a regular routine for a more active lifestyle.

Good Nutrition
Start eating healthy. It's easier than you think! Take it one step at a time. Commit to achieving our spring healthy goals each week. Focus on your healthy eating and remember, the more often you incorporate good nutrition and hydration into your lifestyle, the better you will feel.
The 2016 Goals are listed below:
  • 2 hours or less screen time per day outside of work
  • 0 sugary drinks
  • 1 hour activity for kids, 30 mins for adults daily
  • 6 fruits or vegetables every day

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

Hydrate8 Ways to Wet Your Whistle - Stay Hydrated!
Note: A recent presentation from a local dentist at St. Luke's reveals that rinsing with water after drinking something sweet could really save on tooth cavities!  So, grab your recyclable water bottle and keep sipping throughout the day.
Everyone knows they need to drink more water. Water is needed in just about every area of our bodies and does lots of amazing things like flushing toxins from the body, helps to prevent constipation, improves heart health and skin, helps to control appetite and weight, improves sleep and energy levels.
But, sometimes drinking plain water gets boring, really boring. So instead of reaching for one of the thousands of sugary alternatives, why not give your next glass of water a flavorful makeover?
1.   Fruit Water   - Fill a glass with fresh, ice cold water and 1/2 cup of your favorite fruit. Fresh fruit adds a delicious flavor and natural sweetness! Some tasty combos to try...white nectarine, blueberries and pineapple or strawberries, sliced orange and mango. Carb amounts will vary depending on the fruits that you choose.
2.  Coconut Water - Good news! You don't have to be stuck on a deserted island to enjoy fresh coconut water. It's easy to find at the grocery store. Coconut water is packed with potassium and electrolytes and is an all-natural way to keep your body hydrated all year round! 8oz coconut water = 45 calories, 11g carbs.
3.  Sun Tea - Fill a large clean glass jar (that holds about 48oz) with fresh, clean, cold water. Place 8 peppermint tea bags (or other herbal tea bags) into the water leaving the tags hanging outside the jar. Put the lid on the jar and place the jar in a warm sunny spot for 1-2 hours, but not more than 4 hours. Remove the teabags and chill right away for safety. (Optional: add a teaspoon of honey to 8oz of tea which provides 4 grams of carbs).
4.  Spa Water - Add a few slices of cucumber and fresh basil or mint leaves to an icy cold glass of spring water. 0 grams carbs.
5.  Fresh Watermelon - Did you know that watermelon is 92% water by weight? Eating a serving of fresh sliced watermelon is a great way to stay hydrated on a hot day! 1 cup diced watermelon = 12 grams carbs.
6.  Crystal Light Pure - Crystal Light Pure is different from traditional Crystal Light because it does not have artificial colors or sweeteners. It is sweetened naturally from a small amount of evaporated cane juice (a.k.a. sugar) and from the stevia plant. One packet = 2 serving and provides 30 calories and 6 grams of carbs.
7.  Honest Kids - Honest Kids is a low-sugar, fruit flavored, organic, pouch drink for kids. Honest Kids does not use any high fructose corn syrup. 1 serving 6.75 oz pouch = 40 calories, 10 grams carbs.
8.  Lemon Lime Seltzer - Try making an all-natural, sugar-free soda....fill a glass with 12 oz seltzer water and slices of fresh lemons and limes. 12 oz = 0 calories and 0 grams carbs.

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

CalorieWhy the Calorie is Broken
Calories consumed minus calories burned: it's the simple formula for weight loss or gain. But dieters often find that it doesn't work. Cynthia Graber and Nicola Twilley of Gastropod investigate.

"For me, a calorie is a unit of measurement that's a real pain in the rear."

Bo Nash is 38. He lives in Arlington, Texas, where he's a technology director for a textbook publisher. And he's 5'10" and 245 lbs - which means he is classed as obese.

In an effort to lose weight, Nash uses an app to record the calories he consumes and a Fitbit band to track the energy he expends. These tools bring an apparent precision: Nash can quantify the calories in each cracker crunched and stair climbed. But when it comes to weight gain, he finds that not all calories are equal. How much weight he gains or loses seems to depend less on the total number of calories, and more on where the calories come from and how he consumes them. The unit, he says, has a "nebulous quality to it".

Bill Ebener
Biology Department Chair
bebener@csi.edu | 208-732-6808

LoveLove Life Problems? Try the Employee Assistance Program.
Creating Ways to Connect.

Sometimes you have to find ways to prioritize your partner when kids, work, or the day-to-day routine gets in the way.
Your Employee Support Program can help with:
  • Articles and tip sheets on healthy communication, reviving your relationship, and balancing work and life
  • E-learning on conflict resolution
  • Information on recreation and travel
  • Online seminars on how to keep your love alive

TOLL-FREE: 1-800-726-003


WEBSITE: www.bpahealth.com/eap-home/


USERNAME: College of Southern Idaho


PASSWORD: 8007260003


Available anytime, any day, your Employee Support Program is a free, confidential program to help you balance your work, family, and personal life. 

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

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