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IEDid You Know?

Did you know that 1,972 people completed 5,761 non-credit workforce training courses at CSI in FY17?
(Source: Common Sense )

"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

InserviceInservice Schedule
Todd Schwarz
Executive Vice President/Chief Academic Officer
tschwarz@csi.edu | 208.732.6325

EmployeePicsCSI Employee Photos
New year, new CSI website, new photos! The CSI Public Information Office is offering TWO photo sessions during spring in-service week for faculty, staff, and department groups to get their photos updated:

  1. 10-11:30 a.m. Monday, January 8 in SUB 248
  2. 9-11 a.m. Friday, January 12 in the Canyon building studio
See you in January!

Doug Maughan
dmaughan@csi.edu | 208.732.6262

FoundationDonationMagic Valley Early Iron Association Donates to the CSI Foundation
Thank you to the Magic Valley Early Iron Association for their $29,500 donation to the College of Southern Idaho Foundation. The funds will go into the Magic Valley Early Iron Association Endowment that was created to scholarship CSI Automotive (ASEP) and CSI Autobody (BSEP) students. 

Cyndie Woods
Assistant Director, CSI Foundation
cwoods@csi.edu | 208.732.6395

LibraryLibrary Hours for the Next Two Weeks
Here are the Library hours for the next two weeks.  
  • Wed, Jan. 3: 8 am - 5 pm
  • Thur, Jan. 4: 8 am - 5 pm
  • Fri, Jan. 5: 8 am - 5 pm
  • Sat-Sun, Jan. 6-7: Closed
  • Mon, Jan. 8: 10:30 am - 5 pm
  • Tues, Jan. 9: 8 am - 5 pm
  • Wed, Jan. 10: 8 am - 5 pm
  • Thur, Jan. 11: 8 am - 5 pm
  • Fri, Jan. 12: 8 am - 5 pm
  • Sat, Sun, Mon, Jan. 13-15: Closed 
The library will resume regular Spring semester hours on Tuesday, January 16

Sandy Wapinski
Library Public Services Manager
swapinski@csi.edu | 208.732.6502

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
EnglishCreative Nonfiction Course Offered at CSI 

Judy Grigg Hansen
Facilitator of Developmental English
jhansen@csi.edu | 208.732.6581 
PropertyProperty Management Course Offered This Spring
Have You Ever Wanted to Flip Houses? 

Ready to make money flipping houses, or do you want to be a landlord? BUSM 277: Principles of Property Management class might be the perfect class for you! It's offered ONLINE, so you don't have to worry about scheduling, and it's taught by Jeanne Jackson-Heim, Executive Director of the Idaho Real Estate Commission.  This course covers the fundamental principles involved in the management of residential and non-residential property, including asset management, management agreements, leasing, physical management of the asset, mathematics of property management, laws, and ethics. Register now through MyCSI! 

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

COMM209Critical Thinking and Argumentation 
There has been a SIGNIFICANT CHANGE to the general education options at CSI. In the past, COMM 101 was the only option available to students to meet the Oral Communication general education requirement. However, that has changed! CSI is now offering COMM 209 (Critical Thinking and Argumentation) as a course that can meet the Oral Communication general education requirement. This means that for spring semester 2018 MOST majors at CSI will accept COMM 101 OR COMM 209 to meet the general education requirement (for a complete list of those majors that will or will not accept COMM 209, please contact an advisor or myself).
Critical thinking skills are sought after by hiring professionals in all areas of employment and COMM 209 is great class to work on those skills. Further, it's a fun class! This is what other students have to say about COMM 209:
"This course has been one of the best I have ever taken at CSI. It is taught at a higher level. It is very entertaining and informative. I have thoroughly enjoyed this class."
"This is an excellent course.  This course should be a required course for everybody. Taking this course and learning about the different types of argumentation and what makes them work or not work has given me the ability to tell the good from the bull puckey. It doesn't matter whether it is a claim made by a politician, advertising, or science everyone should be able to take that claim apart and know why it does or doesn't work."
"This has honestly been one of my favorite classes I have ever taken in or out of college. The content of the course has been extremely and easily applicable in my everyday life making me more thoughtful of what I am doing throughout the day and more importantly why I am doing those things. I especially liked our in depth look at ideological stand points and logical fallacies. The way that the class is structured is not traditional by any means, but for the subject matter, which is in and of itself not traditional, it is a very effective way to help the students internalize the principles of correct argumentation."
"Easily one of the best college courses that I've had the opportunity to take, in nearly all aspects! It is the ideal course for actual learning and application in higher education. This class has influenced me and helped me to become a significantly better critical thinker and I'm and EXTREMELY thankful for the opportunity I had to take it! I learned SO much!"
COMM 209 is offered MWF 10:00-10:50 and T/TH 8:00-9:15 in the spring semester. Feel free to contact me with any questions you might have about the class or registration.

Tiffany Seeley-Case
Professor of Communication
tseeley@csi.edu | 208.732.6779
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.
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
Jan. 2
6:00 pm
Reptile Revue: Snakes, lizards and other guests.
7:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Dinosaurs at Dusk: The Origins of Flight.
Jan. 5 
7:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Dinosaurs at Dusk: The Origins of Flight.
8:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Rock On Demand!
Jan. 6
11 am - 2 pm
Observatory: Cabin Fever Day Solar Observing.
11:30 am
Planetarium: Cabin Fever Day Live Sky Tour.
12:30 pm
Planetarium: Cabin Fever Day Live Sky Tour.
1:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Dinosaurs at Dusk: The Origins of Flight.
2:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Longest Night: A Winter's Tale /  live sky tour.
3:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Dinosaurs at Dusk: The Origins of Flight.
4:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Cosmic Colors & Sky Quest.
7:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Dinosaurs at Dusk: The Origins of Flight.
8:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Lewis and Clark: Great Journey West.
Jan. 9
6:30 - 9 pm
Observatory: Telescope Tues.  observing session, (weather permitting).
7:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Dinosaurs at Dusk: The Origins of Flight.
Jan. 12 
7:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Dinosaurs at Dusk: The Origins of Flight.
8:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Rock On Demand!
Jan. 13
1:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Dinosaurs at Dusk: The Origins of Flight.
2:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Longest Night: A Winter's Tale /  live sky tour.
3:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Dinosaurs at Dusk: The Origins of Flight.
4:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Cosmic Colors & Sky Quest.
6:30 pm-Mid
Observatory: Monthly FREE star party, (weather permitting).
7:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Dinosaurs at Dusk: The Origins of Flight.
8:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Lewis and Clark: Great Journey West.

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

Observatory Activities

Saturday, January 6 th , 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Cabin Fever Day solar viewing -Enjoy safe, close-up views of the Sun through specially filtered telescopes that show sunspots, solar prominences, granulation, and active regions.  Free admission.
Tuesday, January 9th, 6:30 to 9:00 PM
Telescope Tuesday -Neptune, Uranus, deep-sky targets on a moonless night. Admission: $1.50, ages 6 and under free, free to all with paid planetarium admission.
Saturday, January 13th, 6:30 PM to midnight
Monthly free star party - Uranus, Neptune, deep-sky targets on a moonless night. Free admission.
Chris Anderson
Observatory Coordinator, Herrett Center
canderson@csi.edu | 208-732-6663

DinosDinosaurs at Dust: The Origins of Flight

The Faulkner Planetarium announces the opening of a brand new show, Dinosaurs at Dusk: the origins of flight is a fantasy trip back to the Mesozoic Era. Mysteriously journey roughly 250 million years into the past with Lucy, where she meets her father and together they explore the rise of feathered dinosaurs and pterosaurs, the largest creatures ever to take wing. Traveling from continent to continent and through the Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous periods, the pair race across 165 million years of prehistoric time to discover the origins of flight before the dinosaurs meet their demise through the impact of a giant asteroid, 65 million years ago. Will they succeed? Can they themselves survive the asteroid impact that devastated the Earth and finished off the dinosaurs? Will Lucy find her way back to the present time? The adventure awaits!

The planetarium has an expanded slate of public show times on tap for the weeks after Christmas and New Year's, when most area school districts are closed for the holiday break. In addition to the regular public show times on Tuesday and Friday evenings and Saturdays, the planetarium will have three shows each afternoon Tuesday through Friday at 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 PM during the period. Dinosaurs at Dusk will show at 1:30 and 3:30 PM Tuesday through Saturday and at 7:00 PM Tuesday, Friday and Saturday. Beginning January 9, the program will show at 7:00 PM Tuesdays and Fridays and at 1:30, 3:30, and 7:00 PM on Saturdays.

Planetarium Manager Rick Greenawald says of Dinosaurs at Dusk, "We are very pleased to be able to bring this program to the residents of south central Idaho. This fast-paced romp will appeal to a broad range of ages, everyone from young, dinosaur crazy, kids to their parents and those with a general interest in dinosaurs should find this an enjoyable show. It is a family friendly program."

Located in the Herrett Center for Arts and Science on the College of Southern Idaho campus in Twin Falls, ID, the Faulkner Planetarium has been bringing quality programs to the public for over 22 years. Admission prices to planetarium shows are $6.00 adults, $5.00 seniors, $4.00 student, including CSI students with a valid student ID; children under age 2 admitted free.

Click here for more information, including a movie trailer.

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

AthleticsCSI Athletics Schedule 


Date Opponent Location Time Team
Jan. 6 Snow College Twin Falls, ID 3:00 pm Women
Jan. 6 Snow College Twin Falls, ID 5:00 pm Men
Jan. 11 Salt Lake CC Salt Lake City, UT 5:30 pm Women
Jan. 11 Salt Lake CC Salt Lake City, UT 7:30 pm Men
Jan. 13 Colorado Northwestern Rangley, CO 3:00 pm Women
Jan. 13 Colorado Northwestern  Rangley, CO 5:00 pm  Men


Date Opponent Location Time
Jan. 13 Ed Jacoby Invitational Nampa, ID TBA
Karen Baumert
Sports Information Director
kbaumert@csi.edu | 208.732.6493

CabinFeverCabin Fever Day Activities

Parks and Recreation Announces 2018 Cabin Fever Day Activities

The City of Twin Falls Parks and Recreation Department has released the catalogue of activities and locations for 2018 Cabin Fever Day. The annual event offers free activities that encourage residents to break the 'cabin fever' by getting out and staying active in the community.

Cabin Fever Day is a partnership between the City of Twin Falls and several area businesses, which work together to provide fun activities for residents of all ages. This year's Cabin Fever Day will be held on Saturday, Jan. 6 and will host more than a dozen venues that include martial arts, tile painting, swimming, golfing, and much more.

Events will take place in and around Twin Falls and will be open to children of all ages. All activities are free. Class sizes are limited and are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information and to see a list of activities and locations, please go to the City of Twin Falls website at www.tfid.org or call the Parks and Recreation Department at 208-736-2265.

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

TFComEdTwin Falls Community Education Class Schedule


Dates: January 16 - May 10
Days:  Tuesdays
Time: 7:30 - 10 p.m.
Fee: Free of charge
Location: Fine Arts 164
Instructor: Ted Hadley   


Dates: January 16 - May 10
Days: Tues/Thurs                 
Time: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Fee: $70 (Plus $20 gi rental each session)     
Location: Rec Center 231A
Instructor: Bryan Matsuoka     


Dates: January 16 - May 10
Days: Tues/Thurs/Sat       
Tues/Thurs: 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Saturdays: 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Fee:  $80 (Plus $20 gi rental each session)
Location: Rec Center 231A
Instructor: Bryan Matsuoka  

If you prefer, you can also call 732-6442 to register by phone or come into the Community Education Center in the Fine Arts Building.

Camille Barigar
Director of Community Enrichment 
cbarigar@csi.edu | 208.732.66288

RetirementTIAA & VALIC Retirement Reps on Campus
BooksFree Stuff: 5 Wishes & ID Theft Booklets to Give Away
I've been cleaning my cupboards and have found copies of two great publications to share. These are leftovers from events from the last year. Please reply to let me know which of these, or both, that you would like to receive and  include your name and campus address.

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

VitalityIn This Month's Vitality Magazine: Vaccines for Teens
Vitality Magazine is sponsored by your CSI Employee Wellbeing Program with copies sent monthly to worksites across campus. It is always full of good and helpful information you can trust. Please locate your department's copy by asking your front office personnel about it.
From this month's issue:
Your Preteens and Teens Need Vaccines Too!
US Department of Health & Human Services

There are four vaccines recommended for preteens and teens to help protect your children, as well as their friends and family members, from serious illness. While your kids should get a flu vaccine every year, the three other preteen vaccines should be given when kids are either 11 or 12 years old.
What vaccines are recommended for my preteen?
Boys and girls should get the following vaccines at age 11 or 12 years:
  • HPV vaccine
    Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine helps protect against HPV infections that cause cancer. All boys and girls should finish the HPV vaccine series before they turn 13 years old.
  • Quadrivalent meningococcal conjugate vaccine
    Quadrivalent meningococcal conjugate vaccine protects against some of the bacteria that can cause infections of the lining of the brain and spinal cord (meningitis) and bloodstream infections (bacteremia or septicemia). These illnesses can be very serious, even fatal.
  • Tdap vaccine
    Tdap vaccine provides a booster to continue protection from childhood against three serious diseases: tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (also called whooping cough).
  • Flu vaccine
    Preteens and teens should get a flu vaccine every year, by the end of October if possible. It is very important for preteens and teens with chronic health conditions like asthma or diabetes to get the flu shot, but the flu can be serious for even healthy kids.
Judy Heatwole, MTD
Wellbeing & Development Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu | 208.732.6269

ProductivityProductivity at Work
Insights for Professionals
Ensuring you get everything done in a timely manner can be stressful, especially when your to-do list simply keeps on growing. So how can you become a more productive person?
Productivity has become a business focus in recent years as more organizations realize the value of a happy and productive workforce. This has led to the development of original and unique employee benefitsremote working and a changing workplace.
The digital world we now live in means that almost everything is instant. Online orders, messaging, and readily available information - you name it. We've become so reliant on this instant world that technology has adapted to accommodate this need with the smartwatch, where you can be continuously connected to emails, texts and social networks, without even picking up your phone.
These constant demands mean that we need to be working harder and faster than ever before. Unfortunately, the physical human body just can't keep up and so productivity has become a big concern for businesses and the realization that a dip in productivity can be very costly.
On an individual level, employees from all industries are starting to suffer from the mounting pressures of this fast-paced environment and no amount of employee benefits can make up for this. This means it's important for individuals to understand how they can be more productive and maintain that level of productivity without suffering from stress, or other mental health issues.
When it comes down to it, you need to know how to maximize your productivity in order to better manage your workload, meet the expectations of your manager and simply get stuff done. So how can you optimize this in order to stay on top of the ever-growing to-do list without burning out?

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

CookingSt. Luke's "Cooking for Two" Presentation is January 16

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

WinterCity News: Winter Snow and Traffic Precautions
City of Twin Falls Taking Additional Precautions to Clear City Streets
The City of Twin Falls is taking additional precautions to clear and maintain street access during winter weather conditions, and it is asking for the public's help to ensure that street crews can safely clear streets when significant snow or precipitation arrives.

The city has eight snowplows and sanders to maintain more than 630 miles of streets, which must be cleared of snow and ice before being dusted with a mix of sand and de-icing agent. New this year is a salt brine station that will provide city street crews with a much needed de-icing agent this winter. Roadways are plowed and sanded in order of priority that is ranked by traffic counts. For example, main arterials such as Blue Lakes Boulevard, Eastland Avenue, Washington Street, Addison Avenue, Kimberly Road and Pole Line Road are a higher priority because of higher traffic counts, more congestion, and accessibility for emergency vehicles. 

Streets with smaller traffic counts are cleared and sanded after priority roads have been completed. The city does not normally plow subdivisions or narrower residential streets because plows can damage parked cars, mailboxes, and landscaping. However, the city will apply sand to intersections on residential streets when time and conditions allow for it. The city does increases the frequency of plowing on roadways during heavy snowfall, and is asking that drivers yield to snow plow 

Please remember the following while driving this winter:

SLOW IT DOWN:  The posted speed limit is the recommended speed under ideal driving conditions. When snow and ice are present, drivers should reduce their speed to prevent collisions or losing control of the vehicle. In general, give yourself an extra 15 minutes during the winter to scrape your windshield and drive slower.

SPACE IT OUT:  The 'three-second rule' states when following another vehicle, drivers should pick a point on the road and count slowly to three after the vehicle in front passes the point. If the driver passes the chosen point before the count of three, then that driver is following too close. During hazardous driving conditions, drivers should extend the count to five or more.

STOP EARLY AND SLOWLY:  Double or even triple your stopping distance - heavier vehicles like trucks require more stopping distance on slick roadways. Also, apply the break gently to avoid losing traction.

In the event of significant snowfall, the City of Twin Falls encourages the following:

DO NOT PARK ON THE STREET:  Snow plows eject snow and debris with significant force, which can cause damage to vehicles parked on the side of the street. If possible, please park in your driveway or another designated parking area. This will help city plow drivers clear streets faster and more effectively without damaging vehicles.

PLEASE DO NOT SHOVEL SNOW INTO STREET:  When clearing snow from driveways, sidewalks and walkways, please dispose of it on a permeable landscaped area such as grass or gravel. This will help the snow melt into the ground and avoid flooding cause by covered or overwhelmed city storm water drains. Locate the storm water drain nearest your residence, which is typically located along the curbing or gutters on city streets. If drains become clogged or frozen, you can help by clearing snow or ice from the drain.

BE AWARE OF SNOW MEDIANS:  Some streets require plows to move snow to the center of the street - rather than to the curbside. This helps prevent against snow accumulation on sidewalks and flooding of residences and business when the snow melts.

 Please sign up for alerts from the City of Twin Falls by selecting the 'Notify Me' link on the city's website at www.tfid.org

Please call the City of Twin Falls non-emergency dispatch line at 208-735-4357 to report dangerous conditions on roads or intersections. City street workers or officers with the Twin Falls Police Department will evaluate the roadway and dispatch plows and sanders when needed.

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

BLMTwin Falls District Fire Management is Hiring
Fact Sheet - Applying to Wildland Fire Positions
◊ How to Apply - If you would like to be considered for a temporary seasonal position or compete for a higher grade, you must apply online through the USAJOBS website at www.usajobs.gov for this opportunity.  Follow the steps below to apply to a vacancy announcement.  Additional information on how to apply can be found at www.firejobs.doi.gov
TIP :  Register and post, or update your current resume with USAJOBS before finding and applying to vacancy announcements. 
◊ To Qualify - As an applicant, you will self-qualify yourself for the position(s) & grade(s) you apply for based on the answers to the questions you submit online.  Your answers to the questions MUST be verifiable on your resume.  When completing your resume it is important to include the following information:  month/year to month/year and work schedule (hours worked per week) for each position held.  Failure to provide this information may negatively affect the qualification determination.  All qualifications will be verified by the Human Resources Office prior to final selection. 
Step 1 Go to:  www.usajobs.gov
Step 2  Select, Sign in or Create an Account, (top right hand corner)
To Create an Account you are asked to fill out a short form with basic personal information and click "Submit" at the bottom when you are finished.  When you submit your form, you are automatically logged into your USAJOBS account.
Step 3 RESUME:   You must create a resume BEFORE applying for a job. Click on "Build
New  Resume " follow the steps to create your online resume.  On the last tab, 'Finishing Up', select the "Save for Later", this saves your resume.  You can store up to 5 resumes in USAJOBS.  You have now completed the registration and resume information process, but still need to APPLY.  We DO NOT accept uploaded resumes.
Step 4 FIND VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT:   To find the vacancy announcement you want
to apply to, click on "Search Jobs" (Drop-down menu at top right-hand corner of the website), select 'Search Jobs-Main Page' then type in either the Announcement Number or City/State or Zip Code in the correct blocks on USAJOBS.
Step 5 REVIEW VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT:  Review the announcement thoroughly. 
The announcement describes who is eligible to apply, what experience and/or education are required and what supporting documentation you need to fax/upload with your application.  Your resume and documentation must support your responses to the vacancy questions.
Step 6  A PPLY:   Click "Apply Online", link at the side of the page.  Select your USAJOBS
resume to submit with your application and answer the vacancy questions.  At the end you will click "Finished" and be redirected back to 'My Account' on  USAJOBS, where you can track your application.
Step 7 SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION:  Submit required supporting documentation that
applies to you. 
Step 8 Check your Application Status.  Click on "Application Status " after you are logged in
to "My Account", select "View all Applications" at the bottom of the pop-down screen, then find the vacancy you applied to, under the Application Status column, it will indicate your status, "Resume Received" means we have received your application.  If you select "More Information" it will direct you to another screen, where we post comments as to if you qualify or not.  You will be notified through e-mail if you are referred.

You must complete the entire application process and be automatically redirected back to USAJOBS to successfully apply to a vacancy announcement
If you have questions or need assistance with the on-line application process, call the FIRES Help desk at
(888) 364-6432, or email blm_fa_fires@blm.gov
If you have questions regarding positions in Idaho, please contact the following:
Walter Hall, HR Specialist, Statewide Temporary Fire Program Lead at (208) 373-3927 or email whall@blm.gov

Kelsey Brizendine
Prevention/Fire Information, BLM
kbrizendine@blm.gov | 208.732.7315


December 26, 2017

South Central Public Health District Reports First Influenza Related Death in District

TWIN FALLS - An influenza related death was reported last week; the person was over the age of 50. IDHW reports that statewide there have been seven deaths. 

Tanis Maxwell, Epidemiologist for South Central Public Health District, stated, " "We are seeing increasing rates of influenza-like illness and have had outbreaks reported." 

According to Idaho Bureau of Laboratories (IBL) sample testing has been predominantly Influenza A (H3N2) with some Influenza B (Yamagata), both included in the influenza vaccine this season.

South Central Public Health District wants to remind residents the easiest way to avoid Influenza is to:
  • Get immunized. Adults over 65 should receive the 'high dose' vaccine.
  • Wash your hands often.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze.
  • Stay home if you are sick and keep your children home if they are ill.
Typical symptoms of the flu are:
  • Sudden fever or feeling feverish/chills
  • Cough and/or sore throat
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headaches and fatigue (tiredness)
Cold symptoms are usually milder. It is not too late to get an influenza vaccine. The influenza season usually continues through March. Influenza vaccines are still available at South Central Public Health District or your local healthcare provider. 
For more information about the flu, please visit:  flu.Idaho.govFor more information, contact Yvonne Humphrey at 208-737-5917.
Yvonne Humphrey
Admin Asst. 2 / HR / PIO
South Central Public Health District
yhumphrey@phd5.idaho.gov | 208.737.5917

SmokingFree Tobacco Cessation Classes

Contact: Cody Orchard, Health Education Specialist, (208) 737-5968
It's Quitting Time! SCPHD Offering Free Tobacco Cessation Classes

TWIN FALLS- It is never too late to quit! Beginning December 27, 2017, South Central Public Health District (SCPHD) is partnering with The Wellness Tree Community Clinic, City of Jerome, Shoshone Family Medical Center, Cassia County Regional Medical Center, and St. Luke's Wood River to offer a new set of Freedom From Smoking® classes to help you become tobacco-free.

Tobacco causes a majority of the preventable death and disease in the United States. According to the CDC, every year more than 440,000 people die from smoking or exposure to secondhand smoke. Meanwhile, around 8.6 million people are living with serious illness as a result of smoking and/or use of smokeless tobacco.

"Our classes are specifically designed to help those who wish to get rid of their tobacco addiction and take back control of their health," says Cody Orchard, Health Education Specialist. The Freedom From Smoking® program was developed 35 years ago by the American Lung Association. Since then, the program has helped hundreds of thousands of people end their addiction to nicotine.
The adult tobacco cessation program is offered at no cost. Freedom From Smoking® classes will be held:
  • Wellness Tree Community Clinic
(173 Martin St., Twin Falls, Idaho)
Wednesdays, January 3, 2018 - January 31, 2018
2:00 -3:00 p.m.
  • Cassia Regional Hospital
(1501 Highland Avenue, Burley, Idaho)
Located in the Evergreen Room 
Tuesdays, January 23, 2018 - February 20, 2018
5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
For further information about tobacco cessation classes, please visit phd5.idaho.gov/tobacco . To register, contact Cody Orchard at (208) 737-5968. 

Rachael Lowe
South Central Public Health District

LaborKick off the New Year RSVP Now for Magic Valley's January Hiring Event

We are pleased to announce the  Magic Valley Hiring Event . Please mark your calendar now to join us at the Idaho Department of Labor on  Wednesday, January 17, 2018 for this opportunity to reach out to the community and highlight employment and career opportunities with your business and industry.  We encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity to actively recruit candidates for current openings. For your convenience, we will have a private area where you may conduct any interviews. 

Please respond by: January 5, 2018.
Schedule:       Wednesday, January 17, 2018
10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Location:        Idaho Department of Labor
420 Falls Ave
Twin Falls, ID 83301
The purpose of this event is to provide a venue where you can connect with potential employees and provide career awareness. We would like to expose attendees to the many current and future employment opportunities available and all the exciting opportunities your industry has to offer.
A table and chairs will be provided for each business. You are welcome to bring table cloths, brochures, business cards, job announcements and applications (if applicable). We encourage you to bring hands on equipment, materials or activities to help engage the community. If you are in need of a larger space or extra table for displays, signage, equipment, or have any other needs including access to electrical outlets, please contact Oscar Escobedo at oscar.escobedo@labor.idaho.gov or (208) 735-2500 ext. 3405, Shauna Smithee at shauna.smithee@labor.idaho.gov 
or (208) 735-2500 ext. 3648.

If your company is unable to attend the Hiring Event, please let us know and we'll be happy to post your job announcements at the Idaho Department of Labor any time of the year at no cost to your business. Just send an email with complete details to Magicvalleymail@labor.idaho.gov.
We look forward to seeing you at our January 2018 Hiring Event!
Oscar Escobedo
Workforce Consultant Senior,  Magic Valley-Idaho Department of Labor
oscar.escobedo@labor.idaho.gov | 208.735.2500 ext. 3405

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