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Help welcome our newest employees to campus! 

 

Amy Thomas
Registration Specialist
Taylor Matrix, Ext. 6233
 
Jennifer "Jenn" Zaccone
Counselor
Taylor 278, 208-733-9554
 

Lindsay Northness
Office Specialist
Idaho STAR, 208-639-4542
 

 
Lyntessa Limas
Advanced Opportunities Office Support Specialist
Taylor 250, 208-933-2320
 

 
Eric Ness
IT Service Desk Lead/IT
Canyon 113 B, Ext. 6361

 
Jarred Aslett
Senior Coordinator,
Adv. Opportunities
Taylor 267, 208-933-2321
 

Jeff Hough
Executive Director, SIEDO
208-251-1033
 
 

Jengi James
Office Specialist/Maint.
McManaman, Ext. 6603
 

Ryan Bigelow
Student Advisor
Taylor 145, Ext. 6680

Anita Tatge
HR Specialist
atatge@csi.edu  | 208-732-6206


Can't make it to Graduation this year? No problem, watch it live at:  https://youtu.be/w62Ywy4F1MI

The College of Southern Idaho celebrates its 50th annual commencement for its graduates at 7 p.m. Friday, May 13 in the CSI Gym. This year's keynote speaker is Tom Ashenbrener, owner of Rudy's, A Cook's Paradise.

Upon graduating from the University of Oregon in 1978, Ashenbrener returned to Twin Falls to work with his father, Rudy, at Price Hardware. In 2002, he turned the hardware store into Rudy's. He has been the president of the Twin Falls Rotary Club and CSI Foundation, the Board Chair for St. Luke's Magic Valley Regional Medical Center, has served on the Twin Falls Chamber of Commerce board and is a past recipient of the Curtis T. Eaton Small Businessperson of the Year award. He is a current member of the First Federal Savings Bank board and president of First Federal's Charitable Foundation. He says his objective at graduation will be to ignite students' desire to stay or to return to the Magic Valley as he did after completing their education because our region is bursting with possibilities.

According to CSI Registrar Dr. Michele McFarland, more than 1,000 students have applied for graduation so far, though only a fraction of that number actually walk on commencement night. Typically, about 400 graduates take part in the actual commencement exercises. The exact number in the procession will not be known until graduation night. Graduating students are able to continue signing up to walk in commencement until the day of the ceremonies.

The replacement of both the upper and lower sections of bleachers since last spring has reduced the overall number of seats somewhat. Spaces for handicapped audience members are more plentiful and accessible now. Early arrival is the only way to assure seating. Friends and family members of CSI graduates are advised that overflow seating will be available in two venues of the CSI Evergreen building, located next door to the gymnasium. The entire program will also be streamed from a link on CSI's homepage, www.csi.edu.

A reception with refreshments catered by Sodexo Food Service will be available to everyone, free of charge, in the Taylor Building Cafeteria immediately following the commencement program, which is expected to conclude between 8:30 and 9 p.m.

Graduation for CSI's GED/HSE recipients will start at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 14 in the gym. The keynote speaker is Twin Falls Police Chief Craig Kingsbury. A free reception will also be available to everyone in the Student Union following that ceremony.
 
Doug Maughan
Public Information Officer
dmaughan@csi.edu | 208-732-6262


CURRENT BENEFITED EMPLOYEES ONLY
FSA Online Open Enrollment is now!
The Open Enrollment period for your FSA is  May 9, 2016 - May 27, 2016.
You must re-enroll for this benefit each year.
 
Online enrollment only at the PacificSource Administrators secure web portal: https://hrbenefitsdirect.com/PSA/signIn.aspx  
 
Directions for online enrollment along with detailed information on the Unreimbursed Health Expenses (HRE) and Dependent Care Expenses (DCE) can be found here.
 
If you have any questions please call or email  Anita Tatge @732-6206 or  Dannette Starr at 732-6270
 
Anita Tatge
HR Specialist
atatge@csi.edu | 208-732-6206


CURRENT FULL-TIME BENEFITED ELIGIBLE EMPLOYEES ONLY
The open enrollment period is May 9, 2016 - May 27, 2016
You do not need to do anything if you do not have any changes.
   
Open enrollment is the only period of time when current eligible employees
can enroll themselves and/or dependents in the medical/dental/vision insurance. 
 
Premiums for the 16/17 year are:
 
Employee Only                                $78.07
Employee/Spouse                         $153.68
Employee/Child                               $97.07
Employee/Children                       $148.26
Employee/Spouse/Children         $216.77
 
Click here for the medical summary showing the new deductibles and prescription co-pay. Click here required notices regarding enrollment.
 
To enroll yourself and/or a dependent(s) in the Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance use the Link provided below and submit to the Human Resource Office no later than May 27, 2016.  
 

And for a guide to your medical insurance by Select Health click here
 
If you have any questions please call or email  Anita  Tatge  732-6206 or  Dannette Starr 732-6270

Anita Tatge
HR Specialist
atatge@csi.edu | 208-732-6206


The CSI Foundation is pleased to announce that over $33,000 in Mini Grant funds have been awarded to applicants for the following projects:
 
  • Furniture for foyer of GRM Building - Rosey Alberdi
  • Interdepartmental development of QR Code signage on campus - Robin Bagent
  • Keynote speaker for Snake River Association of Young Children Conference - Jamie Bridges
  • Outdoor Equipment, materials and storage shed for Kindergarten Lab - Jodie Bridges
  • Adjustable height computer station and computer for Library  - Ansina Durham
  • Outdoor materials for Early Childhood Learning Lab - Jennifer Patterson
  • Books and study materials for National Veterinary Technician Exam - Jody Rockett
  • Climbing structure for Toddler Lab - Kelsey Skinner
  • Video conferencing software for distance education - RD Van Noy
 
Debra J. Wilson
Executive Director, CSI Foundation
dwilson@csi.edu | 208-732-6245

GrantPioneering Grant Applications ($5,000-$10,000) - Due Wednesday, June 1, 2016
The President of the College makes these funds available to support development and innovation at CSI. The purpose of the Pioneering Grants is to support the CSI Strategic Plan and promote farsighted, innovative, or visionary projects. CSI faculty and staff are eligible to apply. Applicants must show how the proposed project will contribute to student learning, development, and success. Projects involving inter- and intra-departmental collaboration among faculty and/or staff are encouraged. Pioneering Grants are NOT meant to pay for ongoing operational costs or for projects that should be built into the regular departmental budgets through the annual UDP process. Pioneering Grants can be used for equipment. Pioneering Grants do not pay salaries or honoraria for the applicant. Travel expenses are limited to 15% of the total request. Food is generally not an allowable expense, except for travel-related per diem.

* Complete and submit your application (CSI Common Grant Application Form) to the Office of Grants     
  Development (Taylor #120) by Wednesday, June 1, 2016.
* Applications must be signed by your Department Chair, Dean, and Vice President (all 3).
* Applications can be delivered to or e-mailed (scanned with the signatures) to dmckinstry@csi.edu.
* Applications will be reviewed and awards announced during the week of Fall In-Service

If you have further questions, please give us a call at x6244.

Donanna McKinstry
Administrative Assistant
dmckinstry@csi.edu | 208-732-6244

GNEDNEW! GNED Classes on Campus
We have new courses on campus...check them out! 




Clark Draney
Professor of English, Department Chair
cdraney@csi.edu | 208-732-6810  


HumanitiesRecommend ENGL 257: Western World Lit To Students Looking for a Humanities Credit
Do you have a student looking for a Humanities credit? Recommend English 257: Western World Literature to them. This course taught by Jan Carpenter and is a study of literary masterpieces of the Western World, from the ancient world through the 17th Century.  Students will analyze literary works through discussion and writing.



Jan Carpenter
Professor, English
jcarpenter@csi.edu | 208-732-6851  


PollsTwin Falls County is Looking for People to Work the Polls on Election Day
Twin Falls County is looking for people interested in working at the polls on Election Day.

If you are a civic-minded individual and would like to commit a small portion of your time to preserving democracy, we invite your participation. 

Requirements:
  • Full day shift from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Mandatory training
  • At least 18 years of age
  • U.S. Citizen
  • Transportation to and from polls

Poll workers must be able to read and write English, follow detailed instructions, lift 20 lbs., move about the polling place and maintain composure under stress.

 

If you are interested in becoming a poll worker, please contact Twin Falls County Elections at 208-736-4004.


Sharon Lancaster
Chief Deputy Clerk
Twin Falls County Clerk's Office
LegalLast Free Legal Clinic for Students This Semester


To assist students in addressing legal problems and issues, the College of Southern Idaho provides a free legal clinic. Once a month, local attorneys are available to assist students in obtaining proper resources, preparing pro se documents, and by explaining legal rights and processes.

Appointments will be available from 3-5 pm in half hour increments. Please direct students who are interested in further information or who would like to schedule an appointment to the Office of Student Affairs at 208-732-6224.

Once students have set their appointment, they need to complete and return this interview questionnaire to Student Activities at least one day prior to their scheduled appointment. They can return the form via FAX at 208-736-4705 or scan and e-mail it to jlopez@csi.edu.

Below is the last scheduled available appointment the spring:
 
May 12, 2016
3:00 - 5:00 p.m

You may also direct students to the Free Legal Clinic for Students website at:  http://www.csi.edu/currentStudents_/legal-clinic/.

Rosa Lopez
Student Activities Office Specialist
rlopez@csi.edu | 208-732-6289

CSI Events
Facebook
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. 

THIS WEEK
MAY 1
May 1 - May 14 · by College of Southern Idaho
Twin Falls
MAY 3
May 3 - May 16 · by College of Southern Idaho
Gooding
 
MAY 3
May 3 - May 16
Twin Falls
MAY 9
May 9 - May 10
Twin Falls
 
MAY 9
May 9 - May 10
Twin Falls
MAY 10
Today 8:45 AM · 2 guests
Twin Falls
 
MAY 10
Today 7:30 PM · by College of Southern Idaho
Twin Falls
MAY 11
Tomorrow 9 AM
Twin Falls
 
MAY 11
Tomorrow 7:30 PM · by College of Southern Idaho
Twin Falls
MAY 11
Tomorrow 7:30 PM · by College of Southern Idaho
Twin Falls
 
MAY 12
Thu 9 AM · 2 guests
Twin Falls
MAY 12
Thu 12 PM · 8 guests
Twin Falls
 
MAY 12
Thu 3 PM
Twin Falls
MAY 12
Thu 5:30 PM · by College of Southern Idaho
Twin Falls
 
MAY 13
Fri 7 PM · 83 guests
Twin Falls
MAY 14
May 14 - May 15 · by College of Southern Idaho
Twin Falls
NEXT WEEK
MAY 17
Tue 8:45 AM · 2 guests
Twin Falls
MAY 19
Thu 8:45 AM
Twin Falls

If you would like to see more of what's going on at CSI visit our  Facebook . 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
 
 
PlanetariumScheduleEvents at the Herrett Center This Month

College of Southern Idaho Herrett Center for Arts and Science     
Museum, Planetarium, Observatory
http://herrett.csi.edu
 
Year round open hours.*
 
*Closed Sundays, Mondays, and federal holidays.
Tuesdays
9:30 am to 9:00 pm
Wednesdays
9:30 am to 4:30 pm
Thursdays
9:30 am to 4:30 pm
Fridays
9:30 am to 9:00 pm
Saturdays
1:00 pm to 9:00 pm
 
Public Event Schedule for May 2016
Day
Time
Event
 
Wednesday, May 11th
7:30 pm
Herrett Forum Lecture: Archaeology of the Idaho National Laboratory by Brenda Pace.
 
Friday, May 13th
7:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Dynamic Earth: Exploring Earth's Climate Engine with a live sky tour.
8:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Pink Floyd: The Wall.
 
 
Saturday, May 14th
 
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Astronomy Day: Make and take activities for kids of all ages.
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Observatory: Astronomy Day solar observing, weather permitting.
1:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Solar System Odyssey.
 
2:30 pm
Planetarium Show: The Accidental Astronauts.
 
3:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Earth, Moon & Sun with a live sky tour.
4:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Lewis and Clark: Great Journey West.
 
7:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Edge of Darkness with a live Pluto mission update.
8:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Flight of the Butterflies.
 
9:00 pm - midnight
Observatory: Monthly Free Star Party, weather permitting.
 
 
Tuesday, May 17th
6:00 pm
Mingle in the Jungle Reptile Revue.
 
7:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure.
 
Friday, May 20th
7:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Dynamic Earth: Exploring Earth's Climate Engine with a live sky tour.
8:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Pink Floyd: The Wall.
 
 
Saturday, May 21st
1:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Solar System Odyssey.
 
2:30 pm
Planetarium Show: The Accidental Astronauts.
 
3:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Earth, Moon & Sun with a live sky tour.
4:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Lewis and Clark: Great Journey West.
 
7:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Edge of Darkness with a live Pluto mission update.
8:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Flight of the Butterflies.
 
 
Tuesday, May 24th
7:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure.
 
Friday, May 27th
7:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Dynamic Earth: Exploring Earth's Climate Engine with a live sky tour.
8:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Pink Floyd: The Wall.
 
 
Saturday, May 28th
1:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Solar System Odyssey.
 
2:30 pm
Planetarium Show: The Accidental Astronauts.
 
3:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Earth, Moon & Sun with a live sky tour.
4:30 pm
Planetarium Show: Lewis and Clark: Great Journey West.
 
7:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Edge of Darkness with a live Pluto mission update.
8:00 pm
Planetarium Show: Flight of the Butterflies.
 
 
 
Rick Greenawald
Manager, Faulkner Planetarium
rgreenawald@csi.edu |   208-732-6659
 

OutdoorGet Outdoors with the CSI ORC


Bike
RoadRides * May 16,  5:30 pm * Ever wanted to road bike but had no clue where to start? Learn with the CSI ORC! Learn road rules, basic bike maintenance, and ride with a variety of experience levels on Monday evenings! * All Gear Provided - Meet at CSI ORC * Limited Space - Register with jtwiss@csi.edu by 12pm each Monday * $FREE CSI Student (7+ credits) * $10 CSI Staff/Faculty * $15 Community ($FREE BYOG)

Paddle
Sunset Paddle on the Snake * May 18, 5:30-8 pm * Explore the Snake River Canyon and Pillar Falls via kayak! No experience necessary! All Gear Provided * Meet at Centennial Park * $5 CSI Students / $15 Staff & Faculty / $20 Community Members * Limited Space  * No Refunds

Sunset SUP * May 11 & 25, 5:30-7:30 pm  *  Grab your friends for an evening on the Snake practicing some SUP yoga, paddling to the bridge, and enjoying the beautiful weather of Southern Idaho! No experience necessary! *  Limited Space * No Refunds * $5 CSI Students / $15 Staff & Fac / $20 Community 

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


AthleticsCSI Athletics this Week

The College of Southern Idaho Baseball team travels to Henderson, Nev. for the Region 18 Tournament, scheduled May 11-14th.  The Golden Eagles take the fifth seed into the tournament and open play Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. (4:30 p.m. MST) against fourth-seeded Colorado Northwestern. A win sends them into a Thursday game against top-seeded Southern Nevada.

For complete tournament information and l inks to live stats and live audio  go to: http://csncoyotes.com/sports/2016/5/9/2016-region-18-baseball-tournament.aspx?id=78

The Scenic West Athletic Conference site also has information including brackets, live stats and standings at: http://www.scenicwestsports.com/tournaments/?id=18


The 10th-ranked College of Southern Idaho Softball team enters the Region 18 Tournament as the two seed behind fifth-ranked Salt Lake CC. The Bruins are hosting the tournament, which is scheduled for May 11-13th.

The Golden Eagles open play Wednesday at 5 p.m. against the winner of Snow College and Southern Nevada.


To watch live stats, go to: http://www.sidearmstats.com/slcc/softball/

The Scenic West Athletic Conference site also has information, including bracket, live stats and standings at: http://www.scenicwestsports.com/tournaments/?id=17

For more information about CSI Athletics visit athletics.csi.edu.

Karen Baumert
Sports Information Director
kbaumert@csi.edu | 208-732-6493

ArchaeologyMay Herrett Forum: "Archaeology of the Idaho National Laboratory"


TWIN FALLS - If you know where to find them, you can visit most of Idaho's significant archeological sites because they're located on the vast tracts of Idaho's publicly-accessible federal land. But some 900 square miles of southeast Idaho have been locked up against public intrusion since 1949, preserved and protected within the boundaries of the Idaho National Laboratory. Within those guarded fences lies thousands of years of evidence of human history and migrations.

At 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 11, INL Archeologist Brenda Ringe Pace will share her 30 years of prehistoric findings at the final Herrett Forum of the school year. Her talk will highlight the careful documentation and study of 13-thousand years of human land use in what is now southeast Idaho, including where the ancient inhabitants lived, how they hunted and fished, and how they moved from place to place following their sources of food.

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. 

Teri Fattig
Herrett Center Director
tfattig@csi.edu | 208-736-6501
ForkliftThe Forklift General Knowledge and Safety Course
 

Katrina Oksten
Workforce Development Specialist
kaoksten@csi.edu | 208-736-6310
RetirementFree Retirement Planning Workshop
Dear CSI Employees,  

Do you know how much money you will need for your retirement? The average person will need $2,000,000. Does your retirement plan cover that completely?  The CSI Foundation presents another free seminar addressing retirement planning. This year we are providing information on:
 
Investing for Retirement.
 
We will have a brief overview, presented by Certified Financial Planner David Turner from U.S. Bank, as well as three separate, age specific breakout sessions. The sessions will cover information for those just starting out in their job, those 5-7 years from retirement or those who are at or in retirement now.
 
Join us May 12, 2016 at the Herrett Center from 5:30-7:30 pm.
 
It's free and we will even have cookies. Reply to this email to let me know if you'd like to attend.

Tamara Harmon
Administrative Assistant, CSI Foundation
tharmon@csi.edu | 208-732-6249


BBQAll Are Invited to the Pre-Graduation BBQ - May 12
The SocialGeeks club is hosting a Pre-Graduation BBQ behind the Canyon Building on Thursday, May 12, from 12-2 pm, all students, faculty, and staff are invited!

Join us for Burgers, brats, pizza, chips, soda, lattes, water, and veggi's.

Please also invite your professors to join you and snap a picture at the Pre-Grad Selfie Station!
A loaner cap and gown will be on-hand =)



Where is this BBQ?
Behind the Canyon building, on the walkway toward the tower, as pictured below:



RD Van Noy
Assistant Professor, Information Technology
rvannoy@csi.edu | 208-732-6309


DualCreditDual Credit Summer Sessions Are Now Available for High School Students
High school students who have just begun earning some dual credit for college classes are urged to look into a special summer session being offered at the College of Southern Idaho. Dual Credit Summer Session is a six-week summer semester of English and Communication classes that can get high school students six credits closer to their certificate or degree.

CSI Advanced Opportunities Coordinator Jarred Aslett says this program is open to high school sophomores and juniors who have completed English 101 and are interested in taking several more steps toward their higher education goals this summer. Students will take English 102 from 8 to 9:50 a.m. followed by Communication 101 from 10 to 11:50 a.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from June 6 to July 29. Each is a three-credit class. Tuition for both classes, plus the required textbooks, totals $466. The dual credit rate is about half the cost charged to other students. The classes will satisfy college and high school requirements and students will have access to campus resources including the library and tutoring assistance at the Student Success Center.

For more information, please contact Jarred Aslett at 933-2321 or jaslett@csi.edu or Karrie Hornbacher at 732-6276 or khornbacher@csi.edu.


Jarred Aslett
Advanced Opportunities Senior Coordinator
jaslett@csi.edu | 208-933-2320


OfficeOnAgingOffice on Aging to Host Alzheimer's/Caregiver Conference
The Office on Aging is hosting an Alzheimer's/Caregiver Conference Thursday, May 12, at the CSI Fine Arts Building from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Caregivers of loved ones with Alzheimer's or related Dementias, professional workers caring for those with Alzheimer's, Dementia Social Workers or Mental Health Professionals, Health Care Professionals or anyone whose job involves working with those with Alzheimer's or related Dementia, anyone wanting more information about Alzheimer's and related Dementia.

Keynote Speaker Troy Rohn, PhD. Dr. Rohn is a professor at Boise State University, where he has been involved in research on Alzheimer's Disease (AD) since 1998. He has over 50 peer reviewed publications. Dr. Rohn has served as a board member for the Idaho Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association for 7 years. He is the only researcher in the state of Idaho working on brain pathology of AD. Participants will learn about AD processes including the major pathological troublemakers and the symptoms they present during disease progression. He will discuss the molecular players that ultimately lead to loss of memory and cognitive deficits. Conference attendees will enjoy Dr. Rohn's engaging and compelling presentation as he describes drugs that are currently in clinical trials and the impact of AD on the individual, the family and community.

(2 CEU's Available)

Agenda
Doors Open-Registration

9 am - 9:45 am: Coffee, snacks and opportunity to visit booths

10 am - 11:00 am: Presentation: Conversations About Dementia; Driving Cessation, Dr. Visits, Legal Issues. MacKenzie Rodgers, Executive Director, Alzheimer's Association

11:00 am - 11:15 am: Break

11:15 am - noon: Presentation: When the Caregiver is Done; Everyone is Done. Shawna Wasko, M.OLP, Office on Aging

12:00 pm - 12:45 pm: Sack Lunch: Opportunity to visit booths.

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm: Keynote Presentation Troy Rohn, PhD. Boise State University: Understanding the Disease Process of Alzheimer's

3:00 pm: Conference Ends

Shawna Wasko, M. OLP
Public Information/Contracts Manager/Group Facilitator
swasko@csi.edu | 208-736-2122


AstronomyInternational Astronomy Day
A full afternoon and evening of events have been planned for this year's International Astronomy Day at the Herrett Center for Arts and Science at the College of Southern Idaho.

Activities will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 14 with make-and-take astronomy projects, coloring pages, and building and launching of water bottle rockets. Admission to the make-and-take activity center is just $1 per person. These activities will be held rain or shine.
       
From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Centennial Observatory will provide solar telescopes for safe views of sunspots and solar prominences, while the 24-inch Norman Herrett telescope can show bright stars, even in daytime.  The observatory re-opens for a nighttime star party from 9 p.m. to midnight, with prime targets including Jupiter, the waxing gibbous Moon, Mars, Saturn, and more.  All observatory events are free of charge, and weather permitting.
       
The Faulkner Planetarium will show "Solar System Odyssey" at 1:30 p.m., "The Accidental Astronauts" at 2:30 p.m., "Earth, Moon and Sun" with a live sky tour at 3:30 p.m., the large-format film "Lewis and Clark: Great Journey West" at 4:30 p.m., "Edge of Darkness" with a live Pluto update at 7 p.m.; and the large-format film "Flight of the Butterflies" at 8 p.m.  Admission to the planetarium is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors, and $4 for students.
       
For more information, contact the Herrett Center at 732-6655 or visit the website at www.csi.edu/herrett.

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


ExpertsThe Experts in Your Life: What They Know and You Don't
When we know better, we do better! Get the real scoop behind things that matter
by Bulletin Staff, Illustrations Josh Cochran, AARP Bulletin, May 2016
Sometimes the people who help get us through life don't tell us everything. Here are the journeyman secrets, awkward truths and indispensable intel, straight from the source.
The Doctor
Adam Rosenbluth, M.D., 48

Third-generation family physician, New York
Men in general don't age as well as women. If only you could sit with me and listen to the couples in their 70s, 80s and even 90s where the women are just plain angry with their husbands. The poor guy hasn't done anything wrong. He just has memory problems or trouble taking care of himself. His wife is frustrated. She has waited for her husband to stop working and had plans for their future. Instead, she is taking care of him. It's just part of the aging process.
Moving to a new place can be really hard. Couples say, "We're 70. Let's go buy a place in Florida." I can't tell you how many couples move back from Florida, back to where they have resources.
Talk about aging while you're young. If we could all stand back and say, "This is what aging is all about," we could make it not necessarily a beautiful or easy time, but we could deal with it much more effectively. We need to be prepared for it.

Judy Heatwole, MTD
Employee Wellbeing Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu | 208-736-6269


EatWhat To Eat, When To Eat It
5 Tips for timing your meals for better health
 
AARP Bulletin by Jodi Helmer
 
You know that a healthy diet has a balance of nutrients. But when you eat is also important. In fact, the timing of your meals has an impact on everything from weight loss to insomnia.
Here are five tips that will help you make the most of your meals.
A spinach, tofu and cheese omelet is great for breakfast. - Corbis


1. For more energy, have a protein-packed breakfast.

Maintaining steady blood sugar levels all day is crucial to avoiding energy slumps. Sweet foods - muffins or sugary cereals - may give you a quick energy spike, but the following drop in blood sugar can leave you feeling wiped out.
Instead, eat protein as part of the morning meal. In a University of Missouri study, people with Type 2 diabetes who ate a 500-calorie breakfast with 35 percent protein had fewer glucose spikes than those who consumed less protein and more carbohydrates. Also, "protein stimulates hormones that increase fullness while inhibiting hormones that stimulate hunger," says study author Heather J. Leidy, an assistant professor of nutrition at Missouri.
Try this: a spinach, tofu and cheese omelet.
Find the entire article online at http://www.aarp.org/health/healthy-living/

Judy Heatwole, MTD
Employee Wellbeing Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu | 208-736-6269


PlantsMay is Time to Enhance your House with Plants

Having houseplants in your home will not only liven up your décor but also offer a host of health and wellness benefits, some of which might surprise you.
HEALTH BENEFITS
The effects of having ornamental plants in your home, and being their caretaker, include:
  • Enhanced concentration: Plants increase memory retention and your ability to concentrate on tasks.
  • Lower anxiety levels: The soothing effect of plants makes people feel happier and more relaxed.
  • Reduced stress: Taking care of plants helps reduce stress levels.
  • Accelerated healing: Research has shown that hospital patients heal more quickly with plants in their rooms.
  • Improved relationships: People who spend time around plants are more compassionate and giving.
  • Increased energy: Plants can increase feelings of vitality and give you more energy.
CHOOSING PLANTS
If you want to spruce up your living room or office and potentially clean your air, consider some of these plants:
  • Dracaena fragrans-corn plant
  • Sansevieria-snake plant
  • Spathiphyllum-peace lily
  • Chamaedorea-bamboo palm
  • Gerbera daisies

If you don't have a green thumb and regularly kill your houseplants, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden recommends these foolproof plants:
  • Zamioculcas zamiifolia (ZZ plant)-grows in low light conditions and low moisture
  • Sansevieria cylindrica (African Spear)-tolerates drought and being root-bound
  • Alocasia lauterbachiana (baroque sword, alocasia)-great in low light
  • Euphorbia milii (dwarf apache, crown of thorns)-needs light but not much moisture
  • Haworthia-small and compact and thrives on neglect, but needs sun

Judy Heatwole, MTD
Employee Wellbeing Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu | 208-736-6269


HandsOnHands On Offers CSI Tile Coloring Mental Health Fundraiser Evening
Tuesday, May 17, 6 - 9 p.m.
Employees are free, family members are $10 each
Call Hands On to reserve your spot - 208-736-4475
 
Hi all! I am trying to spread the word on a fundraiser we are doing at Hands On for Mental Health Awareness Month. Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.
 
Busy parents and harried business people will go to great lengths to find the newest and best relaxation method, but the stress-reducer that is soaring in popularity right now is something that most people haven't done since elementary school - coloring.
 
Producers of coloring books for adults can't seem to print them fast enough.  Their popularity is part of a larger movement to unplug from technology and unwind from the anxiety of daily living.  The coloring books are successful because they give people the chance to be creative without the intimidation of staring at a blank page, or the pressure of having to learn something new. And it's do-able for those who don't know how to draw or aren't confident in their drawing or creative abilities.
 
Coloring is an activity that we tend to associate with children. As we grow older, we put aside our crayons and colored pencils in favor of more respectable writing utensils like pens and highlighters. However, it turns out coloring can be beneficial for adults -- namely for its de-stressing power. The practice generates wellness, quietness and also stimulates brain areas related to motor skills, the senses and creativity.
 
At Hands On, we've decided to participate in this movement by creating coloring-book-style ceramic tiles that you can come in to paint. We will be using these tiles as part of a fundraiser.  The tiles will be donated to the new Behavioral Health Crisis Center (which is to be built in Twin Falls) to be installed as a wall mural.
 
It might seem crazy that something as simple as a coloring book could actually be beneficial, but research continually supports this idea. In fact, researchers have known for over 100 years the benefits of coloring on the adult brain and famous psychiatrists throughout history (including Carl Jung) have recommended it to their patients. In fact, coloring therapy is being used experimentally for those with anxiety and stress related disorders. Some people report sleeping better when coloring for even 5 minutes before bedtime.
 
It is important to note that while coloring is a fun activity for many children and adults, it certainly isn't the only creative activity with these benefits. Music, drawing, crafts and even home repairs (if you enjoy them) were found to be meditative and therapeutic. Knitting has also been studied for its ability to lessen depression and anxiety.
 
Robin Dober
Owner, Hands On
robdob18@gmail.com  |  208-736-4475


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