CSI Home      50 Year Page      Athletics      Fine Arts      Herrett Center      Calendar   
Did you miss a newsletter? You can catch up by going to the eNotes Archives.
B 50 Years Ago at CSI
In November of 1965...

Two sites were offered to the Board of Trustees, one by interested citizens of Jerome county for a site on BLM land on Highway 93 south of the Interstate 80N (known today as I84) Interchange.

Make sure to send us your fun fact, picture, newspaper article, or 
50th Anniversary idea to share in eNotes! 

Click here to send us your information.

SaveSave the Date for the Employee Holiday Party
SAVE THE DATE for the CSI Employee Christmas Party which will be held December 10, 2015 in the CSI Recreation Center. Watch for more information to come.  
PACEPACE 50-for-50 Challenge

We currently have over  1,571  selfies documented for the  PACE 50-for-50 Challenge and
22 winners!  Your competition is listed below:

Challenge Winners So Far
# of Items Completed
RD Van Noy
Kyle Brown
Dan Guthrie
Jud Harmon
Ella Johnson
Janet Milligan
Crystal Ayers
Elaine Bryant
Jennifer Zimmers
Ed Ditlefsen
Jon Lord
Carrie Nutsch
Tonja Bowcut
Michele McFarlane
Chance Munns
Erin Nunnelley
Nikcole Zamarripa
Jentri King
Laird Stone
Polly Hulsey
Randy Simonson
Clark Draney
Next Top Competitors
# of Items Completed
Cindy Harding
Jamie Bridges
LueLinda Egbert
Heather Barnes
Maritza Vega
Heidi Campbell
Chris Anderson
Andie Dayley
Gail Schull
Kara Mahannah

  • Attend Day of the Dead
  • Participate in Ag Day
  • Schedule an Appointment for the Holiday Blood Drive
  • Check out a recommended Leadership book from the Library
  • Donate (sell your items) at the Ski Swap event
  • Sign a group up for the Turkey Trot
  • Attend the MSA Medical Savings Account Presentation
  • Schedule some time to watch the EAP Webinar
  • Participate in any of the Week of Awareness Events
  • Attend an Idaho Central Credit Union Military Night Men's Basketball game
  • Watch the CSI Volleyball Team compete at Nationals
  • Pick up a CSI 50 Year Book written by Jim Gentry from the Bookstore
  • Attend a Drop-In Fitness Class
  • Recycle your dead batteries with CSI Sustainability
  • Get a basket put together for the PACE Holiday Luncheon
  • Attend the Nutcracker

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

Kimberlee LaPray,  klapray@csi.edu  | 208-732-6299

BookMeeting Needs and Creating Opportunities

Good News!!!  

Dr. Gentry's new book, "Meeting Needs and Developing  Opportunities: A History of The College of Southern Idaho" HAS ARRIVED!
Copies are now available at the CSI Bookstore, located in the Taylor Building, for the announced price of $19.95 plus tax.

These will make wonderful gifts for those individuals who either worked here or attended college at CSI.
I hope you enjoy the read!   

Deb Stuart
Instructional Technician & Services
dstuart@csi.edu | 208-732-6362

BatteryRecycle Your Household Batteries at CSI
Thank you CSI for your continued support with CSI Sustainability Council's battery recycling program. You have done a great job in reducing the number of batteries sent to the landfill (see totals below). To recycle your household batteries, place them in an envelope marked "Batteries, Shields building" and place it in the inter office mail. If you detect any leaks or corrosion place them in a small plastic, sealable bag.

The CSI Sustainability Council reports the latest battery recycling totals:

Battery Type LBS.
AAA 16.5
AA 65.14
9V 24.82
C 7.58
D 89.85
Watch .85 (313 count)
Total 180.66

Total pounds recycled since program inception 1,605.14
B. Randolph Smith, D.A.
Professor,  Biology Department
rsmith@csi.edu | 208-732-6817

HolidayPACE Holiday Luncheon Save the Date 
Here we are once again very close to our  PACE Holiday Luncheon. Please save the date of  DECEMBER 23, 2015 at 1:00 PM   so you can join in on a little holiday fun! And, don't forget to put together a holiday gift basket for the raffle prizes. More gift basket information is listed below. 

We hope to see you all there! 

Kindy Combe
Herrett Center Events & Academic Coordinator
kcombe@csi.edu | 208-732-6657

MilitaryCSI Included on the 2016 List of Military Friendly Schools
The College of Southern Idaho joins more than 1,400 other colleges and universities nationwide in being named to the 2016 list of Military Friendly schools, as determined by Victory Media, originator of Military Friendly education and career resources for veterans and their families. The entire list can be seen at https://militaryfriendly.com.
Inclusion on the list is decided by surveys covering support for student veterans, graduation and employment outcomes, and policies regarding military spouses. Other Idaho schools included on the list are Boise State, Idaho State, and University of Idaho, as well as Northwest Nazarene University.
CSI Veterans Certifying Coordinator Shannon Kerr said CSI has more than 250 veterans and current service members among its four campuses. "Reaching out to each one of these individuals and helping them with their educational goals is one of the best ways to assist them with the transition out of the military into a successful civilian life. I am honored to be a part of these endeavors and able to assist so many amazing men and women," said Kerr.
Veterans with questions about education and career training opportunities at CSI are encouraged to contact Kerr at 732-6239 or at skerr@csi.edu.
Michele McFarlane
mmcfarlane@csi.edu  | 208-732-6304

BooksNew Leadership Books in the Library
Following a recent leadership seminar for our campus supervisors, Marita DeBoard sent a great list of leadership books to request from our CSI Library. These are inspired by the presentation, books, and authors that were cited that day. 
  • Leader who had no title: A modern fable on real success in business - Robin Sharma
  • Zero to one: Notes on startups, or how to build the future - Peter Thiel
  • Start with why: How great leaders inspire everyone to take action - Simon Sinek
  • Bold: How to go big, create wealth and impact the world - Steven Kotler and Peter Diamondis
  • Never eat alone, expanded and updated: And other secrets to success - Keith Ferrazzi
  • Emotional intelligence 2.0 - Travis Bradberry
  • Leaders eat last: Why some teams pull together and some don't - Simon Sinek
  • The One thing: The surprisingly simple truth behind extraordinary results - Gary Keller
Also requested and already in the Library:
  • Drive - Daniel H. Pink
  • Principle-centered leadership - Stephen R. Covey
  • The 21 irrefutable laws of leadership - John C. Maxwell

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

CSI Events
If you're looking for an event this month chances are we have the information posted on our  Facebook page. And, don't forget that you can now subscribe to our events which means you'll get a notification when a CSI event is added to our page.  

If you would like to see more of what's going on at CSI click here. Or, if you would like your CSI event listed on our Facebook page, please send your information to  enotes@csi.edu . Pictures, flyers, and most all documents will be accepted and used for the posting. 

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

BrownBrown Bag

Evin Fox
efox@csi.edu | 208-732-6872

This Week's Topic: " Writing and Using Outcomes ."
Wednesday at noon  in the Desert Café with Tiffany Seeley-Case & Janea Newell.
Thursday at 1 o'clock  in the Hepworth building room 176. Evin will be out of the office, so this will be an OPEN FORUM hosted by Shane Brown.
Friday morning at 8 o'clock  in the Taylor Administration Building in TLC with Shane Brown & Janea Newell. 

*Note:  Wednesday Brown Bags are held in the Desert Café on these dates: 9/23, 9/30, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/18, and 12/2.
To receive text messages about Brown Bag events , text @8d63b7 to 81010. You can opt-out of messages at anytime by replying, 'unsubscribe @8d63b7'.
Take the civility pledge at:   http://www.civilitypledge.org
Visit our CSI Best Practices Facebook group to join the conversation.
NJCAABig Week for CSI Athletics

The CSI Volleyball team found out they will head into the NJCAA National Tournament Nov. 19-21 as the top seed! For all the information on who the Golden Eagles will play and how you can watch the matches, click here.

CSI Men's basketball will host the Idaho Central Credit Union Invitational this weekend. Please see the schedule listed below:
  • 11-20-15: Chemeketa vs. Salt Lake CC at 5:30 pm
  • 11-20-15: CSI vs. Columbia Basin CC at 7:30 pm
  • 11-21-15: Columbia Basin CC vs. Salt Lake CC at 5:30 pm
  • 11-21-15: CSI vs. Chemeketa CC at 7:30 pm
Ginger Nukaya
Athletic Administrative Assistant
gnukaya@csi.edu  | 208-732-6486

HerrettHerrett Center for Arts and Science November Schedule

The College of Southern Idaho Herrett Center has some great holiday shows and events coming up starting tomorrow! 

For an updated schedule click here.

For more information about the Planetarium, Observatory, or other special events  click here.
Rick Greenawald
Manager, Faulkner Planetarium
rgreenawald@csi.edu  | 208-732-6659

TurkeyCSI's Triathlon Club Hosts Annual Turkey Trot 
The CSI Triathlon Club's annual Turkey Trot 5K fun run /walk will begin at 9 a.m. Thanksgivin morning, Nov. 26, at the CSI Expo Center parking lot. This is a family-friendly, non-timed event for all ages. Registration begins at 8 a.m. The cost is $20 per person or $60 for a family of four. Each person who registers will get an event T-shirt. All participants are invited to sail over the finish line on the zipline at the CSI Challenge Course. Proceeds from the event will help fund spring semester travel and activities by the Triathlon Club members.
Participants are encouraged to show up in costume if they would like. The Triathlon club will place frozen turkeys along the race route. Any participant who can carry one to the finish line is welcome to keep it. For more information, contact CSI Triathlon Club advisor Scott Rogers at 732-6488 or at srogers@csi.edu.
Scott Rogers
Assistant Professor Health, Recreation, & Fitness
srogers@csi.edu  | 208-732-6431

RecCSI Recreation Center Updates
DROP IN SPINNING - Mondays, Nov. 16th - Dec. 14th from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Come late, leave early but just come spin with Instructor Joseph Lemoine.  FREE (must be 16 years or more)  If we have a good enough attendance we will open up Wednesdays as well.
CSI SWIMS - Thursdays Nov. 12th - Dec. 17th from 8:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Y/City Pool 756 Locust St. N We will offer several different events from working on swimming stroke refinement to kayaking, to battleship games.  Come join us!  FREE to all CSI Students and Employees!!! Only $3 for community members.
WEIGHT LOSS CLASS - Wednesdays, Nov. 25th - Dec. 16th from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
$20 for Full-time CSI Students, $30 for CSI Employees and Student Rec.  Center Members and $40 for community members. The weight loss class is structured for body fat reduction. This class structure is the same as the bodybuilding class (see below) except is designed for burning fat and losing weight.
BODYBUILDING CLASS - Mondays, Nov. 23rd - Dec. 13th from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
$20 for Full-time CSI Students, $30 for CSI Employees and Student Rec.  Center Members and $40 for community members. The bodybuilding class is structured to educate students and the community on the science of building muscle. Each class is an hour long and includes a 15 minute tutorial and 45 minutes of working out. Weekly workouts go over specific techniques of shocking the muscle not only to build strength, but more specifically to create muscle hypotrophy (muscle mass). Nutrition will also be discussed.  Everyone will be tracked for progress as the class continues month by month with before and after pictures, weigh ins, body fat % measurements.
John Twiss
Student Recreation Center Director
johntwiss@csi.edu  | 208-732-6470

Ski46th Annual CSI Ski Swap
The College of Southern Idaho's long-running Ski Swap is scheduled for its 46 th  annual run under the direction of two CSI clubs. The CSI Business Club, which has overseen the event for the past several years, has teamed with the CSI Outdoor Recreation Center to hold the sale Nov. 20 and 21 in the CSI Recreation Center gym.

Anyone interested in selling used skis, snowboards, or other winter gear is encouraged to check their equipment in from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19 at the Rec Center. Check in will continue from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20. The CSI sponsors will oversee all sales and take a 20-percent commission for their clubs on each item that sells during the swap. Longtime ski swap business partner Claude's Sports will be at the event selling new equipment at specially reduced prices, as well.

The traditional early-bird admission price of $5 per person will be in effect from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday Nov. 20. The swap will continue with the regular admission price of $2 per person from 7 until 10 p.m. that evening and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 21. For more information, please contact Christa Gessaman at 732-6697 or at  cgessaman@csi.edu .

Christa Gessaman
Outdoor and Challenge Program Coordinator
cgessaman@csi.edu | 208-732-6697

AwareWeek of Awareness
CSI will observe Week of Awareness Nov. 16 - 20. This week will feature events, activities, service projects, and relief drives allowing you to get more information and get involved to stop domestic violence, help the homeless, and get educated on alcohol and drug abuse. 

For a complete list of activities and times, please click here.

Jasmine Lopez
Student Activities Coordinator
jlopez@csi.edu | 208-732-6229

BloodHoliday Hero Blood Drive

Holiday Hero Blood Drive
Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Fine Arts Building
9 am - 3 pm

Please schedule an appointment online ASAP at www.redcrossblood.org and enter the sponsor code: CSIEagles

This is a FREE event and appointments are appreciated.

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

Craft2nd Annual Holiday Artisan Craft Bazaar

Deborah Salomone
Nursing Student

EmailThe Six Rules of Conscious Emailing
Mirabai Bush for  Mindful Magazine
Have you ever sent an email and immediately wanted to take it back? Who hasn't! We can churn out emails at such lightening speed, it's easy to write something that accidentally offends someone or is easily misunderstood. Emailing feels almost like a conversation, but we lack the emotional signs and social cues of face-to-face or phone interactions. If there's any challenging content to convey-and if you're sending it out to more than one person-it's easy for problems to arise. Also, when we senselessly send too many messages to too many people, it clogs up everyone's inboxes. Some companies are taking steps to encourage more conscious emailing, and asking people to try a routine like this for important email messages.

1. Compose an email. (Try using the Enter key more. Shorter paragraphs are easier to read on screens.)


2. Stop, and enjoy a long deep breath. Put your hands in front of you and wiggle your fingers to give them a little break. Now, lace your fingers together and place them behind your head. Lean back and give your neck a little rest. Now you're in a good position for the next step.


3. Think of the person, or people, who are going to receive the message. How are they reacting? How do you want them to react? Do they get what you're saying? Should you simplify it some? Could they misunderstand you and become angry or offended, or think you're being more positive than you intend when you're trying to say no or offer honest feedback?


If there's a power dynamic (for example, you are writing to somebody who works for you or who reports to you), you need to take into account how that affects the message. A suggestion coming from a superior in an email can easily sound like an order.


4. Look the email over again and make some changes.

A few guidelines:
    • Some messages are just too touchy, nuanced, or complex to handle by email. You may have to deliver the message in person, where you can read cues and have some give and take. Then, you can follow up with a message that reiterates whatever came out of the conversation.
    • Fewer words usually leads to more clarity and greater impact. Your message can easily get lost in the clutter.
    • If there's emotional content, pay close attention to how the shaping of the words can create a tone. If you have bursts of short sentences, for example, it can sound like you're being brusque and angry.

5. Don't send your email right away. Leave it as a draft, compose some other messages or do something else, and then come back to it.


6. Take one last look, press send, and wish yourself good luck.

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

WebinarNovember EAP Online Seminar: Stick with it!

One of our two Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs), Business Psychology Associates, offers monthly online seminars with timely and very informative topics intended to be of interest to all our employees.  These programs are presented by experts and offer helpful and practical solutions to real life issues. We have offered these live in a Lunch and Learn format in the past but find most people prefer to view these at their own desks or as archived programs at a later time.  The instructions below will help you find and register for this month's program.
November 17 - Stick with it!
Using strategies developed by the Mayo Clinic, discover the unrealistic expectations that could be impacting your ability to stick with positive change.
Instructions for EAP Webinars:
  1. Go to http://www.bpahealth.com. These are NEW INSTRUCTIONS to get to Seminars on this now updated site:
  2. Click on the link for INDIVIDUALS, then the red button for EAP Member Resources. 
  3. On the next page enter Employer Name as College of Southern Idaho and the Toll Free Number as 800-726-0003 to Log In.
  4. Click the red button for My Work-Life Resources
  5. Scroll until you see the green apples with Seminars printed below.  Click on the plus sign at the bottom of that box to open a window listing upcoming seminars and view archived.
  6. Click on this month's seminar and choose your preferred time and email yourself the information needed. 
Judy Heatwole, MTD
Employee Wellbeing Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu | 208-732-6269

WillFive Essential Documents for Anyone over 18
Thursday, November 19 in TAB 248
12 noon and again at 1 p.m. - same information both sessions
Following the online seminar with the 
same title in May, come and meet our representative from the Employee Assistance Program from Business Psychology Associates Tina Taylor and learn about the documents you and your family need in place NOW to care for your wishes regarding health, money and property. 
Please bring your spouse, coworker or friend to get started on the road to greater health and financial security. 

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

TrackingAll I want for Christmas is...a Wearable Tracking Device
If you don't already own and wear a fitness tracking device, plan on putting it on your Christmas Wish List because coming early in Spring Semester will be a tracking device challenge for our campus. We are choosing that program now to work with all brands, also both Apple and android smartphones, and your computer. Stay tuned!

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

SavingsPresentation on the Idaho Medical Savings Account

Thursday, December 3, from 2:30 - 3:30 in TAB 258
Friday, December 4, from 10 - 11 a.m. in TAB 258
Same presentation at both sessions
Door prize drawing for a gift card to Elevation!
Representatives from HR, Employee Wellbeing and our financial gurus on campus recently participated in a presentation on an MSA created exclusively for Idahoans and we agreed to pass this opportunity onto our employees and your families. This program is now available to you in addition to the Flexible Spending Account.
Why might you be interested? This plan has no insurance, employment or age requirements. It is available to anyone filing in Idaho at tax time. I works in addition to the Flex Plan already in place. The company administering this program has been in business for over 18 years and is always available to answer your questions and meet your needs. Savings in this program reduce your taxable income for every dollar you put into the MSA on the Idaho State level. You can pay all your medical costs both large and small directly with a debit card or check. The money rolls over each year and can be pulled out for retirement at age 59.6. The cap for annual contributions is much greater than for the Flex Plan at $10k for an individual and $20k for joint filing. 
If this sounds like the plan for you, please join us and invite your spouse as well. 

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

CareNovember is Family Caregivers Month
Are you a Caregiver?

As Public Information Officer for the CSI Office on Aging I give many presentations in our eight counties. I can't tell you how often people will walk up to me after a presentation and say, "I did not realize I was a Caregiver until you told me I was [or] I did not realize my mom was a Caregiver." 

According to a June 2015 article on Caregivers from the Alzheimer's Reading Room:
  1. 82% care for one person who is likely either living with the caregiver or living within 20 minutes of the caregiver.
  2. 60% of caregivers are female. The typical caregiver is a 49-year-old female caring for a 69-year-old female relative, most likely her mother.
  3. 40% of caregivers are male.
  4. 34% of caregivers have a full-time job, while 25% work part time. Caregivers who work do so for 34.7 hours per week on average.
  5. Caregivers have been caring for 4 years on average, spending 24.4 hours per week helping with activities like bathing, dressing, housework, and managing finances.
  6. 32% provide at least 21 hours of care a week, on average providing 62.2 hours of care weekly.
  7. 38% of caregivers report high emotional stress from the demands of caregiving.
Part of my job at the Office on Aging is to facilitate a Caregiver Support Group. Caregivers in my group are proud, dedicated, exhausted, frustrated with other family members and doctors, and often overwhelmed. Many don't see themselves as a Caregiver; they feel they are just helping someone out (mom, dad, child, neighbor or friend). When we don't recognize ourselves or others as a Caregiver, it can lead to burn-out and added frustration. Learning about assistance that is available, what to expect as a Caregiver, learning more about the disease the care receiver has, learning about the signs of burn-out etc. can help a Caregiver with the added stress Caregiving can bring. 

The CSI Office on Aging has many programs that can assist the Caregiver. We have a Home Delivered Meal program that can send out (through our 15 Senior Centers) a nutritious meal to frail, elderly homebound. We have a respite program that offers a break with companionship, supervision, and assistance, with such tasks as bathing, dressing and other care needs. We also have homemaker services that assist with light housekeeping and general chores for frail elderly. We also have a Caregiver Support group that meets monthly here at the Office on Aging that provides information about available services, assistance to gaining access to these services, training to help those in the Caregiving role, and peer support.
What can you do for a Caregiver you know during this month (and hopefully all year)?
  • Provide a meal to the person they care for (or donate to a local senior center and have them deliver a meal).
  • Mow their yard, rake the leaves, or shovel the snow.
  • Buy a Caregiver a gift certificate for a massage, pedicure, or facial.
  • Encourage the Caregiver to get respite, or stay with the care receiver while the Caregiver takes a nap, or goes shopping, or sits in a park reading a book.
  • Listen to the Caregiver, don't tell them what they ought to do, their already doing it.
  • Make more for dinner tonight and take a couple of plates over for the Caregiver and the one they care for.
  • If your brother or sister is caring for mom, dad or both fill in for them and give them a vacation. They need it.
I have a mantra;  When the Caregiver is done, everyone is done . When a Caregiver suffers from burn-out or exhaustion often the care receiver must enter a long-term-care in a facility. This is hard on everyone, including our communities. It can cost from $1,500 to $10,000 a month for facility care. Most of us can't afford this and will end up spending our assets down and end up on Medicaid. This costs our communities a lot of money. If we can help the family Caregiver; we can keep them at their job of caregiving longer; making them, their loved ones they care for, and our communities happier.

Shawna Wasko
Public Information Officer
Office on Aging
swasko@ooa.csi.edu  | 208-736-2122

Note:  We want to make this document something you look forward 
to  reading each week and your feedback will help tremendously! 
Please  send  your information to eNotes@csi.edu.
Like us on Facebook  Follow us on Twitter  View our profile on LinkedIn  Find us on Google+  View our videos on YouTube  View on Instagram
Nondiscrimination Statement:  It is the policy of the College of Southern Idaho to comply with all federal, state and local authorities requiring nondiscrimination, including but not limited to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and Executive Orders 12898 (Environmental Justice) and 13166 (Limited English Proficiency).  College of Southern Idaho is an equal opportunity employer. The college does not exclude from participation in, deny the benefits of, or subject any individual to discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, income, protected veteran status, limited English proficiency, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state or local law.

Gainful Employment information can be found at: http://www.csi.edu/ge/list.aspx.