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B 50 Years Ago at CSI
In October of 1965...

Student senators selected among themselves Ron Hansen as the first Student Body President, Bill Waddell as the first Vice President, and Barbara Frederickson as the first Secretary-Treasurer.

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Spooktacular Sale at the Herrett Center
Spook

SPOOKTACULAR SALE 
at the CSI Herrett Center 
Tuesday, October 20-Saturday, October 31

20% off items over $5.00 
(some exclusions apply)

Come "treat" yourself at the Herrett Center gift shop during our annual Halloween sale! Get a head start on your Christmas shopping by browsing our great selection of educational toys, books, pottery, and one-of-a-kind décor items. We also have an assortment of affordable handmade jewelry as well as hand-turned wood gifts by Nick Peterson.

Our Hours:
Tuesday and Friday 9:30 am-9 pm
Wednesday and Thursday 9:30 am-4:30 pm
Saturday 1 pm-9 pm 
Sunday and Monday-CLOSED

Come in and see us!
 
Carolyn Browning
Herrett Center Coordinator
cbrowning@csi.edu |   208-732-6656


PACEPACE 50-for-50 Challenge

We currently have over 1,408 selfies documented for the PACE 50-for-50 Challenge and 16 winners!  Don't forget to   e-mail your entries to Tamara Harmon in order for them to count.  Your competition is listed below:
 
Challenge Winners So Far
# of Items Completed
RD Van Noy
50
Kyle Brown
50
Dan Guthrie
50
Jud Harmon
50
Ella Johnson
50
Janet Milligan
50
Crystal Ayers
50
Elaine Bryant
50
Jennifer Zimmers
50
Ed Ditlefsen
50
Jon Lord
50
Carrie Nutsch
50
Tonja Bowcut
50
Michele McFarlane
50
Chance Munns
50
Erin Nunnelley
50
Next Top Competitors
# of Items Completed
Nikcole Zamarripa
42
Cindy Harding
45
Clark Draney
44
Randy Simonson
42
Laird Stone
39
LueLinda Egbert
38
Heather Barnes
38
Jamie Bridges
34
Andie Dayley
29
Heidi Campbell
29



*NOTE: ADD THE FOLLOWING ITEMS TO YOUR CHECKLIST:
  • Attend a Campus Reads session
  • Finish logging your miles for the 50 Miles in 50 Days challenge
  • Attend free application day and learn the information so you can share with students
  • If you haven't taken the Civility Pledge, here's your opportunity (www.CivilityPledge.org)
  • Attend a Canvas Training
  • Prove that you've signed up for the Great Pumpkin Race
  • Attend the CSI Corn Maze, if you haven't done so already
Tamara Harmon,  tharmon@csi.edu | 208-732-6249
Kimberlee LaPray,  klapray@csi.edu | 208-732-6299
 

JenzabarJenzabar Update
This past weekend Jenzabar was upgraded to the newest version. To access Jenzabar you will need to use the  EX 6 icon rather that the EX 4 icon. If you previously pinned Jenzabar to your taskbar, this will try to connect to the previous version and give you an error. You will need to unpin EX 4 and re-pin EX 6.
 
Michele McFarlane
Registrar
mmcfarlane@csi.edu | 208-732-6304

Miles50 Miles in 50 Days
The "50 Miles in 50 Days" event ends this week! 

Please get all your distances recorded by Friday, October 30. So far we have walked an average of 81.13 miles per day! Way to go everyone!  Thank you for the consistency of Sarah Harris, who biked 5 miles to and from work every day, and to Rick Greenawald, whose cycling mileage ensured that we met the 50 mile goal every day he reported! 

Let's finish off this challenge with a bang and see how many miles we can add this week!
Thank you CSI employees for being health conscious every day!
 
*You may back track and enter your miles from previous days.  Click here to find building maps with 1-mile routes marked on them.

Jaime Tiguejtigue@csi.edu | 208-732-6479  
Liz Knighteknight@csi.edu | 208-732-6258 


Civility
CSI Civility Pledge
Soon the Knight of Civility will be searching out those who have pledged and present them with an item designating them as a member of the Knight of Civility's Corp of Good Citizens.  If you have not gone online and taken the Civility Pledge, please do so. It takes less than five minutes to go on and mark 10 boxes. Here is the link:   www.CivilityPledge.orgJoin us by going online now. 

Sir Knight will be seeing you soon.
The CSI Civility Project
 
Out of clutter, find simplicity.
From discord, find harmony.
In the middle of difficulty, lies opportunity.
-Albert Einstein

John R.. Brannen, MS, RN
Assistant Professor PN Program
jbrannen@csi.edu | 208-732-6717


CanvasCanvas Training
The LMS Transition Committee invites all faculty and staff to Canvas training. You'll recall, no doubt, that CSI will transition from our existing LMS to Canvas this coming spring and summer.
 
PLEASE RECALL   - Blackboard will be turned off at the end of the Summer 2016 semester. ALL Blackboard courses must be transitioned to Canvas before the start of Fall 2016. Faculty are encouraged to begin using Canvas as much as possible for their Spring 2016 courses.
 
Canvas Walk-in Workshops - Build your Canvas Course with Confidence
    • Wednesday 10/21 @ 10 am - 12 pm
    • Thursday 10/22 @ 2 pm - 4 pm
    • Tuesday 11/10 @ 2 pm - 4 pm
    • Friday 11/13 @ 4 pm - 6 pm
    • Monday 11/16 @ 10 am - 12 pm
    • Wednesday 11/18 @ 10 am - 12 pm
All sessions are scheduled in Library 101.  Space is first-come first-served.
 
Canvas Walk-in Workshop - Build your Canvas Course with Confidence   - During this walk-in workshop, you can work on building your course in Canvas and take advantage of one-on-one assistance from IT staff and faculty that are already using Canvas. Please bring or have online access to all the instructional materials needed for your course (syllabus, files, assignments, etc.).
 
LMS Transition Committee
 
Izabella Bagdasarova
Instructional Technology Specialist
ibagdasa@csi.edu | 208-732-6879


ReadCampus Reads
Please note:  The Campus Reads Book Club will be the 5th Thursday of this month at 1 pm, due to scheduling difficulties.

It will be in the Conference Room: Hepworth 176.

This month we will discuss any book or article of your choice, currently read or otherwise.

I will bring the chocolate!

Then, we will make arrangements for the next meeting (optional) location, book (choices) discussion.

See You There!
 
LueLinda Egbert, PH.D., Ed. Specialist, SPED
Professor of Education
legbert@csi.edu | 208-732-6797


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.  


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
Professor
efox@csi.edu | 208-732-6872






This Week's Topic: 
 
Wednesday at noon  in the Desert Café with Tiffany Seeley-Case.
 
Thursday at 1 o'clock  in the Hepworth building room 176 with Evin Fox. We have Book Club this week, so there is no Brown Bag. Join us for Book Club.
 
Friday morning at 8 o'clock  in the Taylor Administration Building in TLC with Shane Brown. 
 
*Note:  Wednesday Brown Bags are held in the Desert Café on these dates: 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.
Great Pumpkin Race-THIS WEEKEND
Pumpkin

The College of Southern Idaho's Physical Education Department will sponsor its tenth annual Great Pumpkin Race and Youth Challenge on Saturday, Oct. 31. The 5K Run/Walk is open to all ages. It will involve walking or running on flat terrain, on both paved and fitness trail surfaces around the campus. Prizes will be awarded in each age group for runners and walkers with separate divisions for men and women. Registration for this event will begin at 9 a.m. on race day or you may register on www.bluecirclesports.com prior to race day. 

The Youth Challenge consisting of timed one-, half-, and quarter-mile races begins at 10 a.m. The adult 5K walk/run will start at 10:15 a.m. The entry fees are $25 for adults and $10 for youth participants.

Both events will stage near the CSI Desert Building. The CSI Culinary Arts Department will provide free chili and corn bread to all participants and their families following the races.



CSI student clubs are also holding a free Halloween carnival for kids in the community right after the races from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the CSI Student Recreation Center. Kids of all ages are encouraged to come in costume and enjoy trick or treating and games. 
The nearby CSI Corn Maze on North College Road will also be open at the time of the event will be also be serving chili, hot dogs, coffee, and hot chocolate.

For more information, to register in person, or if you have a group of four or more, contact Jaime Tigue. 

Employee Registration Form:  http://ow.ly/TR30y 

Community Registration Form:  http://ow.ly/TR3BS 

Jaime Tigue
Professor
jtigue@csi.edu | 208-732-6479


ApplicationFree Application Day

Chris Vaage
ISU Twin Falls
vaagchri@isu.edu | 208-732-6284


AthleticsCSI Athletic Events


Come support the CSI Lady Golden Eagles in their match TONIGHT. Schedule below: 
  • Monday, October 26, vs. Western Wyoming at 6:00 pm


Come support our CSI Men's Basketball team in their games this weekend. Schedule below: 
  • Friday, October 30, vs. Planet Athlete at 7:30 pm
  • Saturday, October 31, vs. Hillcrest Prep at 7:30 pm 
Note:
CSI Employees get a $1 pass for themselves, their significant other, and all children ages 7 and up that are living at home. These passes are good for all CSI Athletic region games. Tournaments and rodeos are excluded.

Ginger Nukaya
Athletic Administrative Assistant
gnukaya@csi.edu | 208-732-6486


CornTrick-or-Treat and Fright Night at the CSI Corn Maze


Chance Munns
Horticulture Instructor
cmunns@csi.edu | 208-732-6431


RadRad Tech's "Beat the Bones" Run/Walk

Students in the College of Southern Idaho's Radiologic Technology program are organizing their third annual Rad Run 5K fundraiser to be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 7. The 'Beat the Bones' run/walk is for all ages. The entry fee is $25. Kids 12 and under can participate free of charge. The fundraiser is held on the anniversary of the discovery of roentgen in 1895, which led to the diagnostic tool of X-rays.

Registration will take place at the front of the CSI campus near the flagpoles. Raffle tickets will also be sold at registration. Participants who register by Oct. 21 are guaranteed a T-shirt. Shirts can also be purchased for $10. To pre-register online, go to www.eventbrite.com  and search Twin Falls events. Tickets can also be purchased from any CSI Rad Tech students.

Jeff Shelton
Rad Tech Student


HealthyHealthy Sexuality: Birth Control

Rita Ruhter-Bowman, MPH
Instructor
rruhter@csi.edu | 208-732-6726


Stress Less Class Continues this Friday
Stress
Our second of four sessions continues this week at 11 a.m. on Friday, in TAB 248 this time. Please join us to talk nutrition and physical health as well as anxiety and panic attacks. Healthy snacks will be served and a drawing for a great book will be held. Find a flier with other dates and topics online.

Our Employee Assistance Program has this to say about stress going into the holidays: 

Autumn has arrived. And with it, the sudden onslaught of the holidays is just around the corner. The holidays are a festive time full of good food, visiting family and friends, making new memories and reminiscing about the past. However, the holidays can also be a time of increased stress and can take a toll on your mental health. Some of the biggest stressors of the holidays include:
  • Financial strain and worry
  • Over-scheduling and over-committing
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder from shorter days and decreased sunlight
  • Remembering and mourning times with lost loved ones
There are many ways to combat holiday stress and help you enjoy all the wonderful things the season brings. Consider the following tools:
  • Set a budget. One of the biggest stressors of the season is money. Take time to look at your finances and make a list of the gifts you want to buy as well as other holiday expenditures including travel and party expenses. Don't stop there. Consider setting up a savings account just for the holidays where you contribute a small amount out of each paycheck. By this time next year, you may have what you need with no additional strain on the pocket book.
  • Be realistic with your time. Sure, there are parties to host and to attend, treats to make, and shopping to be completed. But you are only one person. Get out your calendar and schedule your time. Consider limiting how much you take on so that you can enjoy time you do have with loved ones.
  • Get out - don't isolate yourself. For some, the holiday season is a very lonely time. Get out and enjoy the sights and sounds of the season. See a special holiday show or movie with a friend. Or better yet, volunteer to help others during this time. One of the best ways to lift your spirits is to help another person.
  • Seek help. If you're having feelings of depression and sadness, don't hesitate to seek professional help. Call your EAP to talk to someone who can help you with the feelings you're having.
  • Don't ignore the importance of diet and exercise. This time of year is a time for indulging, but do so in moderation. Be sure to include lots of fresh fruits and vegetables along with your pumpkin pie and eggnog. Exercise is a very beneficial and a natural mood booster. Set a goal to exercise for at least thirty minutes, five days a week. What better way to enjoy the outside lights than to stroll around the neighborhood. Or, schedule time during daylight hours to get in a brisk walk. The sunlight and extra vitamin D may help boost your mood and reduce your stress.
Judy Heatwole, MTD
Employee Wellbeing Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu | 208-732-6269


Eating10 Eating Rules almost all Nutritionists Agree on
Sometimes, eating healthy can seem so confusing. Fat is bad-no, it's good. Snacking should be avoided-but you should eat several mini-meals each day. There's a lot of conflicting nutrition information out there, but believe it or not, there are some general guidelines that pretty much all nutritionists follow-and recommend to their clients.
  1. Start your day with breakfast. "It's hard to find someone who disagrees on this point. Breakfast jumpstarts your metabolism and gets you fueled to start your day." -Katie Cavuto, MS, RD, dietician for the Phillies & Flyers
  2. Limit fast food. "While I appreciate healthy offerings, many are still huge portions and, well, not the best."         -Shelly Marie Redmond, RD
  3. Eat real food. "Pick up a container of cereal, and look at the ingredients-I bet you can only pronounce half of them. Cut out the overly processed chemically engineered foods, and go straight to the source. Skip the pre-packed trail mix, and make your own: nuts, some dried fruit, and maybe even some popcorn. 
Find 4-10 online at:  Prevention.com 

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












GuidelinesAmerican Cancer Society Says Women Should Get Mammograms at 45
USA Today, October 20, 2015
 
Note:  Mammograms are covered as a preventive screening by SelectHealth.  Talk to your doctor about his/her recommendation for you.
 
Six years ago, the American Cancer Society lashed out against a federal task force that suggested most women could wait to get mammograms until age 50, instead of age 40, the age that other groups recommended beginning breast cancer screening.
Delaying mammograms, the cancer society said, would lead more women to die.
Now, in a move that reflects changing attitudes about cancer screening, the American Cancer Society is itself recommending fewer mammograms.
In guidelines released Tuesday, the society said that women at average risk of breast cancer should begin annual mammograms at age 45 -- five years later than it had previously recommended. The society said it reached this conclusion after carefully weighing both the benefits and harms of mammograms for younger women, whose risk of breast cancer is much lower than that of older women.
By age 55, women can transition to being screened every other year. That's because breast cancers tend to grow more slowly after menopause, making it safe for women to be checked less often, according to the guidelines, published online Tuesday in JAMA, formerly the Journal of the American Medical Association. 
In another major change, the society said doctors no longer need to perform breast exams during women's checkups, given the fact that these exams have never been shown to save lives.

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


DiabetesRisk Test for Pre-Diabetes is Online
With all the information about meetings on the topic of pre-diabetes at St. Luke's, the question was raised about how you know when you could be at risk for diabetes. Gay Bondelid offers a risk test on the American Diabetes Associate Website at www.diabetes.org for that purpose. She suggests that anyone with multiple risk factors visit with their physician for preventive measures.

Thanks, Gay!

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


ChoosingChoosing the Path to Resiliency
Note: Resiliency is just another term for coping well with stress.

When faced with situations such as changing financial environments, more pressure is put on supervisors, managers, and all employees to do more, quicker, better, faster and cheaper! You can choose to embrace the experience, or you can let it run you down and mire you in depression and self-doubt. Resilience is defined as the ability to recover from or adjust to misfortune or change. In Daryl Conner's book, Managing at the Speed of Change, he lists five characteristics of resiliency:
  1. Be positive. Your life is always changing, which offers many challenges and opportunities.
  2. Be focused. Take a good look at where you are going and stick to it. Don't let barriers get in your way. 
  3. Be flexible. Keep an open mind about all the different possibilities that might await you. 
  4. Be organized. The unknown is scary. Develop structured approaches to help you manage the unknown. 
  5. Be proactive. Be ready to work with whatever the future holds for you.
To help foster resiliency and productive work environments for you and your employees, make sure your employees are aware of the programs available to assist them and their family members, such as the EAP.

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


MammogramSchedule a Mammogram Appointment Today


Picture Text Reads: Schedule your appointment today! Mammograms are offered at the locations below:

St. Luke's Magic Valley:
 (208) 814-7210
Cassia Regional Medical Center: (208) 677-6515
Minidoka Memorial Hospital: (208) 436-8143

If you don't have health insurance, your local hospital may offer financial help. Or, call Women's Health Check for other options. They can help you schedule a mammogram and provide financial aid if you need it. 

Women's Health Check: (208) 737-5900

Smoking increases risk for all cancers. Ready to quit? Go to www.projectfilter.org
To learn more, visit www.cancer.org

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


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