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SkypeAnnouncing Skype Online for CSI Employees
Attention CSI Employees,

We are excited to announce the official launch (re-launch for some) of Skype Online. This application is considered a primary component of the unified collaboration platform we are building out to simplify the way we connect with each other and share information across the institution. Whether it be one-on-one ad-hoc conversations, cross-functional team meetings, or formal web conferences with participants inside or outside the organization, Skype offers a powerful platform to connect to others quickly and intuitively. As part of our commitment to deliver secure, predictable, high-quality digital services to CSI, all Skype-to-Skype communications (voice, video, chat, file transfers) are encrypted using the strongest security protocols and technologies such as 256-bit encryption, public keys, RSA certificates, AES and TLS.
NOTE: Skype Voice functionality is not yet available (e.g., dial-in/dial-out services). Efforts are underway to deliver voice integration with our phone system in the weeks ahead!
To learn more about how to use Skype, take a look at the video tutorials referenced below:

How to Login Skype (1m 13s)
Gini von Courter shows how simple it is to log into Skype using your csi.edu email address.
Gini von Courter demonstrates useful ways Skype can help others quickly determine your availability and status information.
Gini von Courter walks through various settings to help configure Skype specific to how you want to use the application.
Gini von Courter offers a comprehensive overview of the key features available in Skype.
For assistance, please contact IT Service Desk at (208) 732-6311 or helpdesk@csi.edu Onward and upward!

Kevin Mark
Chief Technology Officer
kmark@csi.edu | 208-732-6295

LostandFoundAll Lost and Found Items on Campus Should be Turned In to CSI Security
Faculty and Staff, please make sure that all Lost and Found items are turned into the CSI Security Office. They take a report of each item and they have a process to return lost items to the rightful owner. The Security Office receives a lot of reports on lost items, but if the items are elsewhere on campus then Security can't reunite the owner with the item. 

Thank you!  

Mevlida Teffer
Security Officer
mteffer@csi.edu | 208-732-6605

RaveCSI RAVE Alerts and How to Update Your Information

CSI Students, Faculty, and Staff: All currently employed and registered CSI Students, Faculty, and Staff are automatically added to the CSI RAVE alert system. You are able to update your alert preferences by going to www.getrave.com/login/csi . Login using your @eaglemail.csi.edu or @csi.edu email address as your user name and the same password you use for your email login. If you can't remember your password you should click the "forgot password" link and follow the instructions to update your password.
Community Members (anyone without an @csi.edu or @eaglemail.csi.edu e-mail address): will need go to  http://www.csi.edu/security/rave-alert-optin-optout-preference-form.asp to fill out an Opt-In or Opt-Out form. 

For more information and common Q&A's abour RAVE Mobile Safety visit:  http://www.csi.edu/security/rave-alert.asp. If you have any problems, whether you are a student, faculty, staff, or community member please contact Kimberlee LaPray in the Public Information Office. 

Kimberlee LaPray
Public Information Specialist
klapray@csi.edu | 208-732-6299

RefugeeBlanket Drive For The CSI Refugee Program
NEEDED: Clean blankets in good condition.

Tanner Schroedter of Twin Falls High School is holding a blanket drive for the CSI Refugee Center for his senior project. Donations will be from open from  January 13, 2017, to January 31, 2017 . Please donate clean blankets in good condition at the designated drop-off areas.

Designated Drop-off areas:
            • Twin Falls High School-front foyer
            • Twin Falls High School-gym entrance
            • CSI-outside Testing Center (Second floor of the Meyerhoffer Bldg.)
            • LDS church on Orchard Drive-next to Relief Society Rm.

For more information, contact Tanner Schroedter  (208) 410-7846 or tanschro@hotmail.com.

JoAnn Schroedter
Test Proctor
jschroedter@csi.edu | 208-732-6532

PlanetariumScheduleEvents at the Herrett Center This Week

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
Public Event Schedule for January 2017
Saturday, January 28th 
1:30 pm
Planetarium Show: One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure.
2:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Secret Lives of Stars.
3:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Lewis and Clark: Great Journey West.
4:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Secret Lives of Stars.
7:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Secret Lives of Stars.
8:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Flight of the Butterflies.
Tuesday, January 31st
6:00 pm
Mingle in the Jungle Reptile Revue.
7:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Secret Lives of Stars.
Wednesday, February 1st
6:00 pm
Astronomy Talk: The Hunt for Planet 9. Observing session to follow (weather permitting).
Friday, February 3rd 
7:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Secret Lives of Stars.
8:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Flight of the Butterflies.
Saturday, February 4th 
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 7th
6:00 pm
Reptile Revue: Reptile program.
7:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Secret Lives of Stars.

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

Centennial Observatory

Wednesday, February 1, 6:00 to 7:00 PM Astronomy talk: "The Hunt for Planet 9" - 
In 2015, Mike Brown and Konstantin Batygin announced evidence for a large, unseen planet beyond Pluto. This program will examine their claim and the efforts being made to verify it. Admission: Adults $2.50, students $1.50, children 6 and under free. Telescope viewing will follow the talk until 9:00 PM. Admission: $1.50, or free with paid talk or planetarium show admission

Chris Anderson
Production Specialist & Observatory Coordinator
canderson@csi.edu  | 208-732-6663  

BrownBagCSI Brown Bag Events This Week

Topic:  What would we do differently if we assumed all of our students would do the very best (always attend, always do the reading, always participate, etc.)?  

Wednesday, 2/1/17, Hepworth 176, Noon, with Tiffany Seeley-Case & Jan Carpenter
Thursday, 2/2/17, Hepworth 176, 1:00 with Evin Fox, 
Friday, 2/3/17, 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
Community Education Classes at the CSI Twin Falls Campus
DIY WOODWORKING PROJECTS: CUSTOM PLAQUES WITH ANTIQUE FINISHING  Dates: January 31 - March 7 Days: Wednesdays Time: 6 - 8:30 p.m. Location: Canyon 133 Instructor: Jessica Larsen Fee: $80 + $22 supply fee paid to the instructor Course Code: XHOB 010 C01 In this class, you will start with a blank slab of wood and then transform it into something special using a variety of different antiquing and distressing techniques. If you have ever been interested in woodworking and are looking for a great place to start, this is it. Familiarize yourself with different pieces of woodshop equipment and how to use them safely. Begin by choosing one of five custom sign design projects, and then complete your sign by learn how to build frames and distress using chisels, scrapers, and worm holing. Additional activities will include: staining, painting, chalk painting, glazing and various finishes. Leave class with a handy new skill set as well as a new one of a kind sign to take home. 

FINALLY HOMEBUYERS EDUCATION  Instructor: Various Real Estate, Lending & Title Professionals Fee: $20 Location: Taylor 276 Time: 6 - 8:30 p.m. Is homeownership right for you? Learn about the benefits in our step-by-step 5-hour program. Your course completion may help you qualify for a reduced mortgage, insurance premiums, down payment and closing cost assistance or other special lender programs. The class is offered in partnership with Idaho Partners for HomeBuyer Education, Inc. Course Code: XMSC 034 C01 Days: Tues & Thurs, Dates: January 31 & February 2 Course Code: XMSC 034 C02 Days: Tues & Thurs, Dates: February 28 & March 2 Course Code: XMSC 034 C03 Days: Tuesdays, Dates: March 21 & 28 Course Code: XMSC 034 C04 Days: Tuesday & Thursday, April 25 & 27 

INTRO TO WELDING & METAL  ART  Dates: February 2 - April 27 Days: Thursdays Time: 6 - 8:30 p.m. Instructor: Jenn Crowdson Fee: $199 Location: Desert 105 Course Codes: XART 034 C01 Explore the technology of metal fabrication and welding to create a metal piece that will become something beautiful and durable... or just to brush up on your skills and work on a specific project or art piece! During this hands-on course, students will be introduced to shop safety, two welding processes (arc welding and mig welding), grinding, different methods of metal cutting(plasma, oxy/fuel torch, cold saw, and disk cutting), and a variety of metal coloring techniques (paint, chemical, heat coloring) to create a finished project to take home at the end of the 20+ hour course. Students need to come dressed in clothes appropriate for welding such as jeans, leather shoes/boots, and long-sleeved shirts of canvas or cotton. Loaner welding helmets, safety glasses, ear plugs, respirators, leather jackets, and gloves will be loaned to students if needed. The class is limited to 10 people and normally fills - early registration is suggested.

STUDIO POTTERY  Dates: February 2 - April 27 Days: Thursdays Time: 6:30 - 8:50 p.m. Instructor: Sheryl West Fee: $120 + $20 per 20 lb bag of clay (paid to instructor) Location: Art Lab 113 Course Code: XART 008 C01 Explore a variety of pottery fundamentals while using clay as an expressive medium to create one-of-a-kind functional and decorative pieces. During 25 hours of studio time, learn hand-building fundamentals, wheelthrowing, and basic elements of sculpture from renowned artist Sheryl West. Finish your pieces with a myriad of glazing and decoration techniques. Beginning and experienced potters alike will advance their skills and sense of creativity.

REIKI LEVEL ONE: TRAINING & ATTUNEMENT  Dates: February 4 Days: Saturday Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location: Shields 107 Instructor: Sandy March Fee: $199 Course Code: XPED 015 C01 Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that everyone can use. In this class you will learn the skills necessary to be able to work on yourself, your family, friends, and pets. You will also learn the basics of energy, the history of Reiki, what Reiki is and is not and have lots of hands on practice. You will receive your Level I Reiki certificate upon completion of this class.  

M ETAL STAMPING WITH JENNY WREN Dates: February 6 (Section C01) or April 10 (Section C02) Days: Monday Time: 6 - 8 p.m. Instructor: Jenny Hefner Fee: $25 + $10 for materials (paid to instructor) Location: Taylor 276 Course Code: XART 039 C01 and C02 In metal-stamped jewelry, each student will choose metal pieces and embellishments to design their own unique piece of jewelry. This class will introduce you to the necessary tools and materials needed for this fun and addicting technique. The instructor will guide you through the stamping and jewelry assembly process. By the end of the class, you will walk away with a beautiful piece to call your own. 

BEGINNING COMPUTERS Dates: February 7 - 21 Days: Tuesdays Time: 6 - 8 p.m. Instructor: Marc Carpenter Fee: $40 Location: Canyon 119 Course Code: XCMP 001 C01 Is it time to finally learn the basic functions of a computer? How does it work? In this class, you will learn how to navigate your computer and use it effectively. Learn about the internet and how to surf the web (did you know you can do your grocery shopping online?)! Learn about security and how to protect your information. Learn how to set up free email and use it. NOTE: This is a beginning computer class for people with limited skills who are not familiar with computers. More advanced classes will be offered later in the session if you want to build on this knowledge. 

THROUGH RUSSIAN LIFE  Dates: February 7 - May 9 Days: Tuesdays Time: 5 to 7 p.m. Instructor: Svetlana Schuckert Fee: $30 Location: Desert 112 Course Code: XMSC 160 C01 This course is based on discussions of the articles from the magazine Russian Life and the supporting video materials. The material that is read and discussed helps Americans to understand Russian life better. It will benefit travelers, businessmen, and the readers of Russian novels in English. 

YOUR CAMERA TO YOUR COMPUTER Dates: February 8 - 15 Days: Wednesdays Time: 6 - 8 p.m. Instructor: Marc Carpenter Fee: $20 Location: Canyon 119 Course Code: XCMP 058 C01 In this class you will learn what to do when the memory card on your camera is full. Learn to email, store, organize, edit, and print photos. Note: this class is for people with limited computer skills, who are not as familiar with their camera's capabilities. A more advanced course is available later in the session. Students must bring their camera, a USB cord, and a saving device to the class. 

FENG SHUI 101  Dates: February 8 Days: Wednesday Time: 7 - 9 p.m. Instructor: Shealyn Mallows Fee: $35 Location: Desert 113 Course Code: XPED 038 C01 Bring health, wealth, and good relationships into your life for the new year. In this two-hour class, you'll learn how to arrange the space in your home based on the five element theory, colors, shapes, and symbolism to boost prosperity and abundance in your life. All of the techniques taught are based on traditional Chinese Feng Shui, which has been in use for over 6,000 years. You will receive a workbook, Feng Shui maps, and cheat sheets to perform your own consultation on your home. Please bring three copies of a floor plan of your home drawn to scale on an 8x10 piece of paper, a ruler, and colored markers. 

BOOK FOLDED ART  Dates: February 9 (Section C01) or April 13 (Section C02) Days: Thursday Time: 6 - 8 p.m. Instructor: Tina Standlee Fee: $20 + $10 for materials (paid to instructor) Location: Taylor 276 Course Code: XART 017 C01 and C02 Have you seen the newest craft in town? Come learn to do Folded Book Art - it's fun and easy! Custom-made folded book sculptures are made from carefully folding the pages of recycled books to create different designs. From hearts to letters, words, symbols and objects...anything is possible! In this class, you will learn how to fold a word or picture into a book to give as a gift or to display in your office or home. The instructor will supply the book and pattern for this class.  

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

JiveTwin Falls High School Jive Presents Winter Showcase
Twin Falls High School's show choir,  Jive , is busy preparing for their Winter Showcase, to be presented Thursday, February 2, Friday, February 3, and Saturday, February 4 at 7:30 PM, with an additional matinee performance Saturday, February 4 at 1 PM. All performances are at Roper auditorium on the TFHS campus. The Winter Showcase features music from Disney, Michael Jackson, Queen, Nightmare Before Christmas, and others. General admission tickets are $7 each and a family ticket is available for $25. The family ticket will admit two adults and all the children in their immediate family to one performance. Tickets may be purchased at Welch Music, The Music Center, from any Jive member, or at the door. On the CSI campus, tickets may be purchased by contacting Serena Clark at X6768 or 
sjenkinsclark@csi.edu . She will deliver to you!
Jive  is well-known throughout the Magic Valley for high energy, fun shows, characterized by excellent singing and dancing, colorful costuming, and impressive production elements, including theatrical lighting and special effects.
Jive  has been a part of the choral landscape at Twin Falls High School for the past eighteen years. This year's Jive consists of 28 talented sophomores, juniors, and seniors. The group practices for 8-10 hours each week. Jive is directed by TFHS Choral Director, Joe Casperson, with choreography provided by Ground Control Clogging and Power Tap Studios. Production elements are provided by Midnight Productions.

Serena Jenkins Clark
Assistant Professor of Music
sjenkinsclark@csi.edu  | 208-732-6768

Community Education Classes at the CSI Jerome Center

Spring 2017 Jerome Center Community Education Courses

Handmade Journal
Don't you just love going through a handmade journal and wishing you could have one, too? Now you can! You will learn fun and creative techniques to get you started on your very own journal. Soon you'll be off and on your way to owning a fabulous book to be treasured! This class will show you how to make a book from beginning to end. The result is a beautiful work of art that you can give as a gift or fill with your own drawings, notes and photos.

Days: Saturday                 
Dates: Feb. 4-18
Time: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.     
Location: Jerome High School Room E260
Cost: $89 (plus $5 paid to instructor for supplies.)              
Instructor: Keith Farnsworth

Gentle Chair Yoga
Enjoy the benefits of a gentle form of yoga that is practiced sitting on a chair, or using it for support in standing poses. While seated on chair you will learn to do versions of twists, hip stretches, forward bends, and mild backbends. Apply these techniques for mini yoga breaks at work, a long plane ride, or any other time you need to balance the mind, increase blood flow, and boost your energy. Enjoy a yoga practice that is invigorating, fun, and accessible, but most of all, effective.

Days:  Saturday                       
Date:  Feb. 11
Time: 10 a.m.-12 p.m.            
Location: Jerome Center
Cost: $25                     
Instructor: Sandra Bernsen
Beginning Meditation
Learn the art and benefits of meditation through mindful breathing & visualization. Calm your mind and relax your body. Begin living with more ease and joy and reduce your daily stress.

Days:  Tuesday                       
Dates:  Feb. 7-28
Time: 6-8 p.m.                     
Location: Jerome Center             
Cost: $48 (CD will be available for purchase at the end of class for $5.)                    
Instructor: Sandra Bernsen

Anna Dovenmuehler
CSI Jerome Center Coordinator
adovenmuehler@csi.edu | 208-732-6464

BasketballCSI Student Recreation Department 3on3 Basketball

Basketball enthusiasts are encouraged to get their three-person teams together for the CSI Rec Center's 3 on 3 tournament Saturday, Feb. 4.

Event organizer Travis Bunker says all proceeds from the tournament will go to the CSI Student Recreation Department. The registration fee prior until Jan. 28 is $20 for CSI students and $25 for community members. A $20 late fee will be charged for registrations after that date. Each team is guaranteed at least four games and a T-shirt. Registrations will be capped at 32 teams.

Teams can begin to sign in and practice at 8:30 a.m. and the tournament begins at 9:30 and goes until around 3 p.m. in CSI's main and Rec Center gymnasiums. There is no charge to come watch the games. For more information, please contact Bunker at 208-732-6478 or at tbunker@csi.edu.

Travis Bunker
Health, Recreation, and Fitness Instructor
tbunker@csi.edu | 208-732-6478

CorcoranBarbara Corcoran Speaks to CSI Students 
Barbara Corcoran is participating in a broadcast event sponsored by the CSI chapter of The National Society of Leadership and Success. The event will be on February 7th at 5:00 PM in the Fine Arts Building, and is free to all students, staff and faculty. The event will be streamed live and hosted by New Jersey City University in Jersey City, N.J. All viewers are invited to submit questions via Twitter and Facebook, which will be answered live during the broadcast. 

Barbara Corcoran is an entrepreneur, author, speaker, investor and "Shark" on the popular ABC network show "Shark Tank." Barbara is famously brash, courageous, and a brilliant identifier of opportunity and talent often invisible to others. Corcoran has built a $5 billion real estate empire, and invested in over 25 entrepreneurs personally helping each one succeed. She continues to speak, coach and share her knowledge with audiences all over the world. Corcoran will share her personal experiences and offer coaching to help students identify opportunities to build their own foundations for success. 

This is the fourth installment of the 2016-2017 multi-speaker broadcast series sponsored by the Society. The Society's Speaker Broadcast series, which reaches more than 550 college campuses each month during the academic year, is designed to support The National Society of Leadership and Success's overall mission of Building Leaders Who Make a Better World. 

About The National Society of Leadership and Success 
The National Society of Leadership and Success is the nation's largest leadership honor society. It was founded in 2001 to build a community of like-minded, success-oriented leaders who come together to help one another succeed. The Society offers interactive broadcasts with the nation's best speakers, training in goal setting, and team meetings in which students set and hold each other accountable for achieving goals. These benefits, which aim to help members personally and professionally, are offered for the rest of their lives. Today, the Society has chapters on more than 550 college and university campuses nationwide and serves more than 680,000 members. For more information, please visit www.societyleadership.org. Follow the Society on Twitter @theNSLS, and Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/theNSLS.

Samra Culum
NSLS Advisor and Student Development Coordinator
sculum@csi.edu | 208-732-6223

BloodEMERGENCY American Red Cross Blood Drive

Due to severe Idaho weather over 1,000 units of life giving blood were not collected...please help! 

Emergency Blood Drive 

Location: 2nd Floor of the CSI SUB (Taylor Building)
Date: Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Time: 9 am - 3 pm

Schedule an appointment online through www.redcrossblood.org and use the sponsor code: CSIEagles.  Or, you can call Debi at 208-484-0138 for an appointment. 

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

TranserFair2017 CSI Transfer Fair
The CSI Advising Center and CSI Student Affairs Office is hosting the CSI Transfer Fair on Wednesday, February 8 th from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm in the Student Union Building/Eagle's Nest and from 4:00 pm to 6:00 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)
·         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)
·         Utah State University (Twin Falls and Mini-Cassia)
·         Westminster College (Twin Falls and Mini-Cassia)
Attend and enter a drawing to win some amazing prizes!

Ryan Bigelow
Student Advisor
rbigelow@csi.edu | 208-732-6680

FAFSASave the Date for the Next FAFSA Completion Night
Tara Nunnelley
Student Financial Advisor
tnunnelley@csi.edu | 208-732-6231

VeteranTrain as You Fight, Fight as You Train
Keni Thomas, a veteran of the worst urban combat seen by U.S. troops since World War II, will speak at the College of Southern Idaho Fine Arts Auditorium at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10. His presentation, 'Train as You Fight, Fight as You Train' is free of charge and open to everyone. The event is sponsored by Kapstone Container Corporation in Twin Falls in partnership with the CSI Workforce Training Center and Southern Idaho Manufacturing Safety and Health Association. 

Thomas was part of an elite special operations squad called Task Force Ranger. Their mission was to find and capture Mohammad Farrah Aidid, a criminal warlord in Mogadishu, Somalia. The resulting 18-hour firefight in which Thomas and his fellow soldiers distinguished themselves would later be documented in the highly successful book and movie 'Blackhawk Down.' Nineteen Americans died and 78 were wounded in the battle. 

Thomas's message tells the story of how each person in the team fought to bring each other home and that without their training and leadership, many more lives would have been lost. 'You are only as good as your preparation,' he stresses to his audiences around the country. Thomas now pursues his country music career and is an award-winning artist and songwriter based in Nashville. He now tours regularly to the troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Katrina Oksten
Apprenticeship Coordinator
kaoksten@csi.edu | 208-732-6310

MiniCheerCSI's Cheer and Dance Mini Camp For Ages 4-12
Youngsters from age 4 to 12 are invited to sign up for the College of Southern Idaho's Cheer and Dance Mini Camp that will be held from 9 to 11:45 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 11 in the CSI Gym.

The $45 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. 6 and space is limited. For more information, please contact Ginger Nukaya in the CSI Athletic office at 732-6486 or at gnukaya@csi.edu.

Click here for a printable registration form.

Julie Wright-Leggett
Head Dance Coach
jwright@csi.edu | 208-732-6472

EagleWednesdayEagle Wednesday - A Day for High School Seniors 

Eagle Wednesday is an opportunity for Seniors around the Magic Valley to visit the campus and create a unique customized schedule that will meet their specific needs; sessions will vary from general admissions requirement, financial aid/scholarships, student activities, student recreation center, student housing, honors program, student disabilities, college athletics, and major advising.

Who can come? Seniors Around the Magic Valley
When is it? 11/30/2016, 12/15/17, & 3/15/17
How much does it cost? FREE!
Will lunch be provided? YES, Free lunch to all participants.
How can I sign up? Fill out "Register Now" Form.
How many people can attend? Space is limited to the first 100 people.
Can I get a campus tour? Yes, housing and campus tours will be available after
            the event.

admissions@csi.edu | 208-732-6221

BowlsEmpty Bowls Fundraiser
Note: As in past years, the CSI Employee Wellbeing Committee will pay the cost of one bowl per employee and one for a friend or family member to join you in creating a piece of art in the form of a bowl. Just tell the staff that you are an employee of the College when you attend one of these workshops.  Enjoy!
Empty Bowls is an international grass roots effort to fight hunger.  The basic idea is simple. Participants paint ceramic bowls which are then donated to the SOUTH CENTRAL COMMUNITY ACTION PARTNERSHIP's "Empty Bowls Dinner/Fundraising Event" where attendees choose a bowl and are served a simple meal of soup and bread from local restaurants. Guests choose a bowl to use at the event and to keep as a reminder that there are always empty bowls in the world. In exchange for the meal and the bowl, guests give a donation which is in turn goes to help fight hunger right here in The Magic Valley. 
So, how can community members get involved? Option 1 is to paint a bowl to donate to the EMPTY BOWLS DINNER (on March 7, 2017). Simply stop in at Hands On and choose a bowl. Bowls range from $8-12. We waive the studio and glazing fees for anyone who paints a bowl to donate to this event.  After the bowl is painted, it gets left with us and we glaze and fire it and get it to the event.
We are having 4 COMMUNITY BOWL PAINTING PARTIES over the next month or so where participants pay $10 to paint a bowl and we provide light refreshments. Alternatively, people can come in on their own and paint bowls at any time. We are open 7 days a week so hopefully we can fit into their schedule somehow.  Finally, we are happy to provide a "To-Go" Kit with bowls and paints to offices, churches, schools, etc if there is a preference to paint onsite. 

Robin Dober
Hands On 

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

RedWear Red to Work on Friday
In 2003, the American Heart Association and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute took action against a disease that was claiming the lives of nearly 500,000 American women each year - a disease that women weren't paying attention to. A disease they truly believed, and many still believe to this day, affects more men than women.
Stemming from that action, National Wear Red Day was born. It's held on the first Friday in February every year to raise awareness about heart disease being the No. 1 killer of women.
This coming National Wear Red Day, Feb. 3, 2017, will mark 15 years since the initial National Wear Red Day, which was first observed to bring national attention to the fact that heart disease is the #1 killer of women, and to raise awareness of women's heart health.  And looking back on all we've accomplished, we've really made tremendous strides. They include:
  • Nearly 90% of women have made at least one healthy behavior change.
  • More than one-third of women has lost weight.
  • More than 50% of women have increased their exercise.
  • 6 out of 10 women have changed their diets.
  • More than 40% of women have checked their cholesterol levels.
  • One third of women has talked with their doctors about developing heart health plans.
  • Today, nearly 300 fewer women die from heart disease and stroke each day.
  • Death in women has decreased by more than 30 percent over the past 10 years.
But despite our progress, more work is crucial. 1 in 3 women die of heart disease and stroke each year. But what's more powerful? Millions of mothers, sisters, daughters and friends making a change.
Please show your support of the fight to end heart disease this Friday and tell our students why you support this cause as you do.

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

StandLoan of Sit-to-Stand Work Station Continues Across Campus
After several years of questions and interest in sit-to-stand computer work stations the Wellbeing Program studied the various versions already in place on campus and purchased one we can loan employees that are considering making a change. The Wellbeing Program does not purchase them for individuals, but this process has already helped some to realize if it's a good investment for their department to make on their behalf. 
We were especially happy to provide the station for several weeks to Susan Vance in our Head Start Administrative Offices when she needed to wear a back brace short-term and could not sit comfortably to work.  Susan sent us this picture and her thanks for the temporary loan.
Please contact me if you'd be interested in giving our station a test drive and we'll put you in the queue.

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

FoodWasteDid You Know: You Can Cut Food Waste In Half
Members of the Sustainability Council will be sharing items in the news in upcoming eNotes this semester.  Something I've  noted is the number of articles and concerns about food loss and waste.  An article by Liz Goodwin, writing for sustainablebrands.com, speaks to times when food is scarce, such as areas torn by war, when people take care to waste as little as possible.  For those growing up in such conditions, good habits are formed early to create life-long practices.  We have much to learn from those individuals.
According to Goodwin, a combination of things can get us to a goal of 50 percent less food waste, including:
  • Most households change their food buying, use and waste behaviors to what the "best in class" households do today. This includes better planning, such as writing a shopping list and planning meals in advance; a better understanding of date labels, such as the differences between labels such as "sell by" and "use by"; and better skills in terms of cooking, portion sizes and using up leftovers.
  • Retailers and brands improve pack sizes and flexibility. This can mean packs with a single portion, and packs that can be split for use on more than one occasion.
  • Retailers and brands improve guidance on storage and offer tips on use of food and leftovers.
  • Technical advances ensure food can be kept for longer. This can include elements such as modified air content within a pack to help food last longer, or sealing and re-sealing technologies.
It's clear from this list that we all have a role to play - as individuals, retailers, manufacturers and governments. Achieving them is going to be hard. Especially in the case of individual behavior change, we need to think about what and how we teach our children, so the next generation understands the value of food and knows how to cook and use it.
Goodwin also believes that " Reducing food loss and waste can also  save billions of dollars   -- $940 billion drains from the global economy every year because of food that's produced and never eaten. There's also the fact that reducing food loss and waste will cut methane emissions and contribute to climate action."

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

EAPThree Ways to Manage Your Anger - January EAP Tips
Dealing with anger is perhaps a more common experience than you might think. Many people deal with anger issues on a daily basis, either theirs or others. The good news is that there are ways that you can deal with your anger and alleviate the issues associated with this anger. These methods range from the complex to the very simple, depending on the level of anger that you experience.
Try Anger Management
One of the most common problems associated with those that suffer from anger issues is the belief that they are alone in the matter. The fact of the matter is, anger is an issue that can affect others in a noticeable and serious way; it can cause a litany of emotional or even physically dangerous problems for those around you. This includes people to whom you are particularly close. On the other hand, due to the fact that anger is such a social phenomenon, you can also find those that can help you with the matter. Many counselors and therapists specialize in anger management, which can help you cope and ameliorate the problems associated with your anger issues.
Relaxation Skills
It is often said that anger is tension being released in its most potent form. All of the pent up aggression and tension that you have coursing through your body is released in one fell swoop. This can cause some anger to manifest itself in a "blow up", in which you act out. You might yell at others or put them in a situation where, if they are not physically harmed, they may feel as if though this is a threat to their well-being. Relaxation techniques, such as deep breathing or slowly counting down from 10 to 0, you can build the skill of releasing this tension through relaxation. Likewise, you can also try releasing your tension throughout the day even when you do not feel particularly angry, such as becoming a practitioner of calming activities, such as yoga or tai chi.
Don't Place the Blame On Others
A common grievance from those that are targets of anger is that the blame or responsibility for someone's anger is often put onto them. Many people who suffer from anger issues cannot accept the responsibility that comes along with losing control or acting aggressively towards others because the true causes of their anger and frustration remain hidden. By using statements that begin with "I" instead of "you", it can help move the conversation from attacking to a sharing of feelings or concerns. When you remove the blame, it allows space to do constructive problem solving. Anger is a common problem that we all experience on a daily basis. Luckily, there are basic ways to help you modify behaviors to have a more positive outcome. 
Access the EAP
To access your Employee Assistance Program, or to learn more about Substance Abuse Disorders and Behavioral health, please call BPA Health at 1-800-726-0003 or visit www.bpahealth.com to view your benefit coverage, see your personal authorizations to care, find and choose a provider, and locate valuable mental health and substance abuse resources.
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Judy Heatwole, MTD
Wellbeing & Development Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu | 208-732-6269

Conference2017 Idaho Federal Programs Conference - Imagine the Possibilities
Hello Education Department Chairs,
The Idaho State Department of Education is holding our Federal Programs Conference in Boise. Our biennial conference is well attended and this year, we have invited public and private Idaho universities and colleges to submit proposals to present. Currently, we have received proposals for faculty from BSU, ISU, LCSC, CWI, BYU-Idaho, NNU and College of Idaho.
If any of your education faculty are interested in presenting. Here's a short description and a link for proposals:

Join us April 5-7, 2017 at the Boise Centre for the 2017 Idaho Federal Programs Conference. This event is hosted by the EL/Migrant, Federal Programs and Special Education Departments. Historically, over 700 educators from around the state attend our conference and this year, we expect to host nearly 900 participants. The conference theme: Imagine the Possibilities will feature 2.5 days of outstanding keynote speakers, concurrent sessions, and networking opportunities. 
This event brings together Idaho administrators, teachers, paraprofessionals with engaging keynote speakers and local/national presenters to share ideas and experiences to enhance leadership and educational practices. 

We invite you to share your insights and experiences as a workshop presenter. The proposal site is now open. Please click on the link below to submit your session proposal(s) for review.

If you have additional questions, just let me know.
Christina Nava Ed.D.
Director, English Learners & Migrant Education
Idaho State Department of Education
cnava@sde.idaho.gov |  208.332.6876

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