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Week of November 17, 2014

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Table of Contents

CSI Launches New Student Leadership Academy
EAP Webinar: Eating your Way to Wellness
Make & Take Gratitude Boxes for Thanksgiving
How to be Safe in Ice and Snow
Employee & Family Christmas Party is Dec. 9, 6 – 8 p.m.
FREE Student Rec Center Drop-in Classes for Employees
Silent Auction Items Needed to Benefit Youth Health Program
Brown Bag: Using Outcomes to Inform Our Instruction
Office on Aging Needs Volunteers for New Program
Join the Great American Smokeout This Thursday

CSI Launches New Student Leadership Academy

JULIE WOOTTON jwootton@magicvalley.com

Through a new College of Southern Idaho program, Emma Carlisle is learning what it means to be a leader.
She’s among seven students in the college’s new student leadership academy, which launched this fall.

“I think it’s a great way for students at CSI to get more opportunities to become better leaders,” said Carlisle, a 20-year-old studying communication.

Physical education instructor Scott Rogers created the pilot program and students started their job shadows a few weeks ago.

Rogers came up with the idea while completing a doctoral degree practicum observing CSI President Jeff Fox at work.

It was a valuable experience to be a fly on the wall watching Fox’s leadership style, Rogers said.

“I thought it would be a great experience to pass along to students.”

A goal is for students to observe how leaders behave within their organization, Rogers said.
At first, he planned to offer an internship for one student in Fox’s office. But after meeting with more community leaders, others were interested in getting involved.

“It went from one internship to seven in a matter of weeks,” Rogers said.

This fall, the college opened up an application process to members of the college’s Student Senate.

Students are completing internships at Neuhoff Communications, Idaho Central Credit Union, United Way of South Central Idaho, CSI Foundation, CSI President’s office, Glanbia and Twin Falls School District.

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EAP Webinar: Eating your Way to Wellness

Tuseday, November 18 at noon, room 258.  We have confirmed attendees and will definitely proceed with this event.

Description: Healthy eating can have a significant impact on your overall wellness. Learn to choose and prepare healthy foods, receive tips for eating healthy, and how to find resources to make healthy eating a healthy habit.

Judy Heatwole, Coordinator
CSI Employee Wellbeing

Make & Take Gratitude Boxes for Thanksgiving

The CSI Employee Wellbeing Committee and Library staff are partnering for a creative workshop to build a gratitude box on Wednesday the 19th at noon in TAB 248.  All materials will be provided.  Bring your lunch and a coworker and enjoy this fun event to prepare for the holidays ahead. See a sample below.

How to be Safe in Ice and Snow

In light of the slippery conditions that we are experiencing, it is timely to put out some guidance on walking on snow and ice. There are two good sources that I have found that have excellent advice on how to be safe under these conditions. One is a one page guide in a cartoon format. It can be found at http://ccd.fnal.gov/fire/walking-safely-on-ice.pdf. The other is a 7 1/2 minute video produced by the University of Utah. It can be found at https://ehs.utah.edu/general-safety/winter-walking-safety.

Jim Ellington
Public Safety Director

Employee & Family Christmas Party is Dec. 9, 6 – 8 p.m.

The 18th Annual Employee and Family Christmas Party is coming, this year on the second Tuesday in December, the 9th from 6 – 8 p.m. in the Student Recreation Center. 

Dress comfortably and wear soft-soled shoes as we play basketball, scoot across the floor, bounce balls, play with a giant parachute and enjoy other energetic games on the SRC basketball court.  Visit with Santa and receive a toy and gift certificate to Culver’s restaurant. 

THIS YEAR, please bring your own camera to capture those kiddy moments with Santa Claus. Our camera gave out last year. 

Yogurt treats, chocolate milk and cookies will be served.  Bring your kids and grandkids for a night of family fun.  No RSVP needed. 

Contact the HR office at hr@csi.edu with any questions you may have.

FREE Student Rec Center Drop-in Classes for Employees 

Join us for drop-in classes FREE to all CSI faculty & Staff, CSI Rec. Center Members, CSI Students and only $1.00 for others.

MONDAYS:  3:00 to 3:50 pm YOGA with Tiffany Eckles room 231A

MONDAYS:  5:10 - 6:00 pm SPINNING with John Twiss

TUESDAYS:  2:00 - 2:50 Pm ZUMBA with Tiffany Eckles room 236

TUESDAYS:  5:10 -5:50 pm RUNNING with Scott Rogers - Rec. Center Front Desk

WEDNESDAYS:  5:10 - 6:00 pm SPINNING with John Twiss

THURSDAYS:  5:10 -5:50 pm RUNNING with Scott Rogers - Rec. Center Front Desk

FRIDAYS:  7:00 - 7:50 am SWIMMING with John Twiss at Y/City Pool

Come join us and invite a friend!

John Twiss
Student Recreation Center Director

Silent Auction Items Needed to Benefit Youth Health Program

The Youth Engaged in Activities for Health program (YEAH!) is seeking items for silent auction during the Festival of Trees this year.  Proceeds from the festival will benefit the YEAH program, which is offered through many partners in the community including St. Luke’s and CSI.  Area families engaged in the program learn about physical activity, nutrition and healthy behaviors to help control youth obesity and the diseases it causes.  Funds that are raised will provide supplies and equipment, written materials, incentives, experiential activities, personnel and transportation.

Items donated must be received prior to the festival scheduled for the 5th and 6th of December.  Please call a member of the YEAH! Team at 814-9182 or contact them by email to goughk@slhs.org for more information or to make arrangements for your donation.  An in-kind donation form will be provided by the non-profit organization.

Judy Heatwole, Coordinator
CSI Employee Wellbeing

Brown Bag: Using Outcomes to Inform Our Instruction

Host: David Wyett

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
12:00-12:50 in the Desert Cafe

Everyone is welcome!!!

Evin Fox, PhD
Professor of Education

Office on Aging Needs Volunteers for New Program

Media Release to Times-News

For more information about volunteering, call Taenia Hudson at 208-736-2122.
The College of Southern Idaho’s Office on Aging is looking for volunteers to educate senior citizens through a new program.

The college launched the Senior Medicare Patrol this fall using grant money.
Volunteers will educate Medicare recipients and their caregivers about preventing and reporting health care fraud.

Hours are flexible and volunteers can devote two to four hours per week, said coordinator Taenia Hudson. Volunteers will receive mileage reimbursement.

Hudson started making presentations in September at senior living facilities and will finish up in fall 2015.

She said she needs volunteers to help her make presentations in south-central Idaho’s eight counties.

Through the program, senior citizens will learn how to check their Medicare summary notice or explanation of benefits.

“It’s a way for them to see if things have been reported appropriately,” Hudson said.
Seniors also learn how to keep a health care journal, which includes the dates they saw a doctor and what happened during the appointment.

Join the Great American Smokeout This Thursday

Great American Smokeout - Landing page intro imageThe American Cancer Society marks the Great American Smokeout on the third Thursday of November each year by encouraging smokers to use the date to make a plan to quit, or to plan in advance and quit smoking that day. By quitting — even for one day — smokers will be taking an important step towards a healthier life – one that can lead to reducing cancer risk.

Tobacco use remains the single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death in the US, yet about 42 million Americans still smoke cigarettes — a bit under 1 in every 5 adults. As of 2012, there were also 13.4 million cigar smokers in the US, and 2.3 million who smoke tobacco in pipes — other dangerous and addictive forms of tobacco.

See our quitting resources and information.

To learn more about FREE resources to help you quit tobacco/nicotine use please contact the HR office/Wellbeing Program by email to jheatwole@csi.edu or calling x6269.

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