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B 50 Years Ago at CSI
In September 1965...
Gooding county defeats the proposal to join the Junior College District.

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50th Anniversary idea to share in eNotes! 

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InstagramCSI Instagram
Did you know potential students are turning to Instagram to learn about college life and what we have to offer?  

The Public Information Office is looking for the pictures you occasionally snap in your classroom to entice these students. E-mail them to us with a quick description so we can promote your program!

To follow us search "College of Southern Idaho". If you don't have an Instagram account view us by clicking here This is an item on the PACE 50-for-50 Challenge!

Kimberlee LaPray
Public Information Specialist
klapray@csi.edu | 208-732-6299
PACEPACE 50-for-50

We currently have  over  961  selfies documented for the  PACE 50-for-50 Challenge!  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  C ompleted
RD Vannoy
50
Kyle Brown
50
Dan Guthrie
50
Jud Harmon
50
Ella Johnson
50
Janet Milligan
50
Crystal Ayers
50
Elaine Bryant
50
Current Challenge Participants
# of Items Completed
Jennifer Zimmers
45
Jonathan Lord
38
Tonja Bowcut
37
Carrie Nutsch
37
Cindy Harding
36
Clark Draney
32
Heather Barnes
30
Randy Simonson
27
Jamie Bridges
25
Andie Dayley
22
Ed Ditlefsen
22

*NOTE: ADD THE FOLLOWING ITEMS TO YOUR CHECKLIST:
  • Look through the telescope at the observatory (Herrett Center)
  • Attend the Times News Refugee Forum on the CSI Refugee Center


Some of the items on this list have already passed, just try to be as creative as you can to back date 
your picture. Use a sign in sheet, any e-mail documents with the events title on it, etc.

Tamara Harmon,  tharmon@csi.edu  | 208-732-6249
Kimberlee LaPray,  klapray@csi.edu  | 208-732-6299

BrownBrown Bag

Topic: Professionalism  (ethics, integrity, and civility)
 
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.
 
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'.
 
CSI Best Practices has a facebook page. If you would like to join the conversation, go to  their Facebook page and request to join the group.

Evin Fox
Professor
efox@csi.edu | 208-732-6872
ScholarshipStudent Scholarship
The Barry Goldwater Scholarship. 

This  scholarship covers eligible expenses for undergraduate tuition, fees, books, and room and board, up to a maximum of $7,500 annually, for students entering their junior or senior year. These students need to have outstanding potential and intend to pursue research careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering.  Many college majors are eligible for this scholarship. Eligibility specifications and application information can be found at the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program webpage:   www.goldwater.scholarsapply.org.   The application deadline is December 17, 2015 .
 
1) I nterested students should get started, the application process is extensive.

a.    There is an application form to fill out.

b.    Past and current college transcripts need to be collected.

c.    Provide proof of US citizenship (or a Letter of Intent to become a US citizen).

d.    A two page essay needs to be written.

e.    Three online recommendation letters (at least two from faculty members).

 
2)  If you are a faculty member who has been asked to write an online recommendation letter, please do so.  The student's application will not be processed by the national board without these letters.
 
If you know of a student that might be interested in applying and have question please feel free to contact Nolan Rice. His office is located in Shields 206F on the Twin Falls campus.

Nolan Rice
Professor, Mathematics
nrice@csi.edu | 208-732-6819

Miles50 Miles in 50 Days
Challenge ends Monday, October 19, 2015 

We want the CSI community to move - walk, run, cycle, climb, etc. - 50 miles every day for 50 days. Keep track of the distance you cover and report it each day (or each week) via the "  50 Days for 50 Miles" project form. Your distance will be added to that covered by your colleagues and will help us reach our daily goal of 50 miles!


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

FacebookFacebook 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'd 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

ItalianItalian Buffet

Italian Buffet

Students in the College of Southern Idaho's Culinary Arts program will host their 13 th annual Italian Buffet from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8 in the College of Southern Idaho's Desert Café.
               
The event tests the skills of CSI's Culinary Arts and Hospitality students as they prepare and serve a buffet for the general public. The evening's menu includes: sweet and sour Sicilian braised chicken, mild Italian sausage with meatballs, eight-layer lasagna with Bolognese sauce, spaghetti, penne Alfredo, ravioli, and an assortment of salads, breads, and desserts.  Click here  to view the menu. 
             
Tickets are $16 for adults and $8.50 for children, ages 5-12. Children under five can eat free. 

Space is limited in the Desert Café so it's advised that patrons buy their tickets in advance by calling Lauri Watkins in the CSI Trade and Industry office at 732-6300.
CampusCampus Reads Change
Tuesday we will have the Campus Reads Book Club at 1pm in room 150. Sorry for the change. 

LueLinda Egbert
Professor of Education
legbert@csi.edu | 208-732-6890
ActiveActive Transportation Week


 

Sarah Harris

Lab Manager, Biology

sharris@csi.edu | 208-732-6813

ClinicStudent Legal Clinic































Rosa Lopez
Student Activities
rlopez@csi.edu | 208-732-62898

CornCSI Corn Maze
THE CSI CORN MAZE OPENS THIS WEEK! 


Chance Munns
Instructor, Horticulture
cmunns@csi.edu | 208-732-6431
WarVietnam War
Registration is under way for a two-day symposium, 'The Vietnam War In American Culture' sponsored by the College of Southern Idaho Social Science department, Phi Theta Kappa, and the Idaho Humanities Council.

Organizer and CSI history professor Russ Tremayne says the symposium has been designed to cover all aspects of the war, including the how America got involved, the draft, the many protests, the shootings at Kent State University, and the influence of then Idaho Senator Frank Church.

Presenters will include political scientist Dr. David Adler, historian Dr. Ron Hatzenbuehler, CSI faculty and administration members Russ Tremayne, Tony Mannen, and Curtis Eaton, literature professor Shawn Wong from the University of Washington, author David Abrams from the University of Wyoming, and a panel of Vietnam War veterans.

The symposium will run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Oct. 1 and 2 at the Herrett Center's Rick Allen Room. The non-credit registration fee for both days is $40 per person. The symposium may also be taken for credit. For more information, please contact Tremayne at 208-732-6885 or at rtremayne@csi.edu. Or contact CSI professor Matt Reynolds at 208-732-6861 or mreynolds@csi.edu.

SelectSelectHealth Information
SelectHealth Mobile App for Access to your Health Plan

Now you can access your insurance plan on the go. Log into this secure app and find out how easy it is to do the following:

* View, email, and fax images of your ID card
* Search for doctors and health facilities
* View your benefits and claims, including year-to-date totals
* Look up pharmacies and medications

Find this on Google Plan or in the Apple App Store. Questions: 800-538-5038.

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Flu Shots Coming to Campus in Early October
 
To: Current employees and adult family members (18 and over) covered by CSI SelectHealth insurance:
 
Please mark your calendar for Coaches on Campus and flu shots in October. You don't need an appointment for shots, but you DO NEED to bring your insurance ID card. You will be asked to sign in and confirm your ID number and the costs will be billed directly to SelectHealth for you. Because Occupational Health will administer the shots and they are not licensed to service children under 18, we can only include adults covered by insurance.
 
We have already had a confirmed case of the flu in the Magic Valley, so get your shots and get them early!
 
Oct 6, 8 - 10 a.m.  flu shots in SUB 248
 
Oct 6, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Coaches on Campus in HSHS140 (Just drop by to visit them)
 
Oct 15, 2 - 4 p.m. flu shots in HEP 176

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

CancerAwareness & Screenings
Breast Cancer: Awareness
 
Get in the PINK for Breast Cancer Awareness on Friday, October 2. Be pink, be beautiful, be brilliant!  Pink up your workplace, encourage your coworkers and students to prevent breast cancer with timely screenings for all women 40 or over, earlier if there's a history of breast cancer in the family as directed by a physician. Remember that p reventive screenings for breast and cervical cancer and for colon cancer are FREE to all covered CSI employees and our spouses. The CSI Wellbeing Committee urges you to take advantage of these screenings as directed by your physician. It's a good practice to schedule screenings as part of your annual wellness exam during your birthday month. You can schedule these services through your physician's office or contact these providers for mammograms to detect breast cancer directly:
 
Cassia 677-6515
Idaho Falls 524-7234Gooding 934-4433
Jerome 324-1122
Magic Valley 814-7210
Minidoka 436-8143
Wood River 727-8238
 
Uninsured and low-income women may also take advantage of screenings sponsored locally by contacting the Women's Health CheckWomen's Health Check (WHC) is funded through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Breast and Cervical Cancer early Detection Program (NBCCEDP). Since 1996, WHC has collaborated with other programs and agencies across Idaho to plan and coordinate public and professional education designed to increase screening rates for breast and cervical cancer. Women's Health Check helps low-income, uninsured, and under-insured women gain access to breast and cervical cancer screening and diagnostic services. Call South Central Public Health at 737-5900 to learn more.
 
Take pictures of your work team wearing pink and pinking it up on Friday and send them to the Wellbeing Program. We'll share them in an upcoming issue of the eNotes. Also, submit your photos to the PACE 50-for-50 challenge and earn points to win!

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Colorectal Cancer: The Importance of Screening
Note: Preventive colonoscopies are FREE  to all insured employees and covered spouses.
The colon is essential to the body's digestive system, making it important to keep in good health. Colorectal cancer is one of the most serious conditions that can affect the colon. It is the third biggest cancer killer of both men and women in the United States.
While colorectal cancer is very serious-it may be preventable and treatable through regular screening. In fact, 90% of the time, colorectal cancer can be successfully treated if caught early. That's why it's important to follow recommendations for screening.
  • When a health care provider finds precancerous polyps (growths on the inner surface of the colon) during a colonoscopy (one type of screening test), the polyps may be removed before they become cancerous.
  • Experts estimate that more than half of the lives lost to colorectal cancer might be saved if people aged 50 and older followed screening guidelines.
The suggested length of time between screenings varies by method and can range from 1 to 10 years. Since colonoscopies are usually suggested just once every 10 years and are recommended to screen for colorectal cancer when people reach the age of 50, many people will only have two colonoscopies before they retire.
In the early stages, colorectal cancer may have no symptoms to warn someone that he or she has cancer. By the time symptoms develop, colorectal cancer can become hard to treat. That is why it is so important to know your risks and to get screened according to medical recommendations.
Screening Recommendations
It is important to get screened if you:
  • Are 50 or older.
  • Have close relatives who have had colorectal cancer or a colon polyp.
  • Have other inflammatory bowel disease or have had an abnormal colonoscopy in the past, you may be more likely to get colorectal cancer.
  • Are older than 50 and haven't had a colonoscopy in 10 years.
Read more online at http://www.loveyourcolon.org

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

StSt. Luke's Information
24/7 Nurse Line Now at St. Luke's
 
Now you have two resources at your fingertips to help decide when to visit a doctor's office or ER. St. Luke's has added a 24-hour hotline staffed by registered nurses and offered exclusively to St. Luke's patients. Here's how to access both your resources:
 
1.  The Mayo Clinic Guide to Self-Care you received for your family when you were hired at CSI.  This book offers answers for everyday health problems and helps you quickly identify and offer advice on more than 300 health problems.

2.  St. Luke's free hotline to help you make sense of your symptoms and determine how and where to get the best care. Call 844-265-7648.

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Speak Up for Your Health Safety

Clinical Center National Institutes of Health - Bethesda, MD
 
Note : In light of last week's tragic death due to a medication mistake at St. Luke's, this is timely and very helpful information provided in the Summer/Fall 2015 SelectHealth newsletter to protect your health and safety when you are being treated in a clinical or hospital setting.  Please take this advice to heart.

Everyone has a role in making health care safe--physicians, nurses, health care executives, and technicians. You, as the patient and a partner in clinical research, play a vital role in making the care you receive safe. You must be an active, informed, and vocal member of your health care team.

Speak up if you have questions or concerns about your care or the protocol in which you are enrolled. If you don't understand, ask again. You have a right to know!
  • Make sure your doctor or your nurse asks your name and your date of birth before giving you medications or treatments.
  • Ask your care providers about the training and experience that qualifies them to treat you. u Don't hesitate to tell your health care professional if you think he or she has confused you with another patient.
  • Tell your nurse or doctor if something about your care just doesn't seem right to you.
Pay attention to the care you receive . Make sure you get the right treatments and medications by the right health care professional.
  • Don't be afraid to ask your doctors, nurses or other care providers to wash their hands before and after they care for you.
  • Ask about safety. For instance, ask the doctor to mark the area that will be operated on so that there is no confusion.
  • Make sure health care workers introduce themselves when they enter your room. Look at their identification badges.
Educate yourself about your diagnosis , the research protocol in which you are enrolled, and all medical tests you are undergoing.
  • Learn about your disease. Get information from your healthcare team, your library, respected websites, and support groups.
  • Learn about the medical tests you get and your treatment plan.
  • Make sure you know about the operation of any equipment that is used in your care.
Ask a trusted family member or friend to be your advocate .
  • Your advocate can ask questions that you may not think about when you are under stress.
  • Your advocate can also help remember answers to questions you have asked and can speak up for you if you cannot.
  • Make sure this person understands your advance directives preference-for example, your decisions about resuscitation and life support.
  • Review consents for treatment with your advocate before you sign them. Make sure both of you understand exactly what you are agreeing to.
  • Make sure your advocate understands the type of care you will need when you go home.
Know the medications you take and understand why you take them.
  • Carry an up-to-date list of medicines you are taking in your wallet or purse.
  • Ask about the purpose of your medications.
  • Ask for written information about them.
  • Know what time of day you normally receive a medication. If you don't get it at the usual time, tell your nurse or doctor.
  • If you do not recognize a medication, make sure that it is for you before you take it.
  • Don't be afraid to tell the nurse or the doctor if you think you are getting the wrong medication.
  • If you are given intravenous (I.V.) fluids, ask the nurse how long it should take for the fluid to "run out."
  • Whenever you are to receive a new medication, tell your nurses and doctors about allergies you have.
  • Make sure you can read the handwriting on all prescriptions. If you can't read it, the pharmacist may not be able to, either!
Understand all informed consent documents or other medical forms you are asked to sign.
  • Read all informed consent documents and other medical forms and make sure you understand them before you sign anything.
Participate in all decisions about your care and treatment . You are the center of the healthcare team!
  • You and your doctors should agree on exactly what will be done during each step of your care.
  • Know that you can stop participation in your research protocol at any time.
  • Don't be afraid to ask for a second opinion.
  • Ask to speak to other patients who are on your protocol or who have had the procedure you are undergoing.
Judy Heatwole, MTD
Employee Wellbeing Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu | 208-732-6269

CarWinter Car Prep
Let AAA Help Prepare Your Vehicle for Winter
 
October is Car Care Month, an ideal time to remind motorists as the weather cools, motorists should complete a seasonal vehicle checkup to maintain safety and maximize efficiency.
AAA recommends motorists use the simple checklist at the page we've linked below to determine their vehicle's fall and winter maintenance needs. Many of the items on the list can be inspected by a car owner in less than an hour, but others should be performed by a certified technician.
 
Motorists can identify reliable, high-quality repair shops with certified technicians by looking for the AAA Approved Auto Repair sign. These facilities must meet and maintain high professional standards for customer service, technician training, tools, equipment, warranties and cleanliness. Nearby shops can be located at   AAA.com/repair.
 

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

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

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