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Todd Schwarz to be CSI’s Top VP
Employee Holiday Party is Thursday, December 5
Ergonomic Exercises Now Online
Changes for CSI Employees Banking with Bank of America
One new QUICK CARE and ANOTHER PENDING
Woodworking Students Offer Christmas Auction
Announcing Info Meeting for ISU Graduate Degree Programs
Faulkner Planetarium Features “Let it Snow”
Preschool/Toddler Labs Still Recycling Cartridges, etc.
Best Practices Book Club Date Change to Jan. 23
December Vitality Table of Contents
Join Best Practices Round Table Luncheon Dec. 4
Be the Family that Plays Together
Be Thankful, Improve Your Life
HSHS Students Collect 4k Plus Cans of Food
Dr. Todd Schwarz, a longtime College of Southern Idaho employee who was appointed to the position of Administrator of the Idaho Division of Professional-Technical Education last year, has accepted an offer to come back to Twin Falls. He will be CSI’s Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer, essentially the second highest ranking administrator, under Jeff Fox, who will assume the presidency Jan. 1.
Schwarz spent 24 years at CSI before taking the state job in spring of 2012. He started as an instructor for the CSI Drafting program in 1988. He eventually became the Department Chair of Trade and Industry before becoming an Instructional Dean.
“Todd brings such a wealth of instructional and administrative experience to CSI at all levels,” said Fox. “Just as important as his CSI experience, Todd is skilled at dealing with business and industry and has many legislative and government connections. I look forward to having him on the administrative team.”
Schwarz said he has enjoyed his position in Boise but is looking forward to returning to CSI. “I have enjoyed my work at DPTE and these 18 months have gone by incredibly fast. I practically grew up and have spent the great majority of my career at CSI, so this will be a homecoming in more ways than one.”
Schwarz received his Ph.D. in Education from the University of Idaho in 2008. In his new role at CSI, Schwarz will oversee the Office of Instructional Administration.
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Please join the HR office, Santa Claus, and Coach Boomer Walker and the men of the CSI Baseball Team for our annual night of family fun and food. The party gets started at 6 p.m. with cookies from Pandora’s pastry students.
Have your child’s picture taken with Santa to receive a gift from Chic-fil-a. Games and activities for children of all ages will take place on the gym floor.
This is a chance for parents and grandparents to play with their kiddos, so please dress casually and wear soft-soled shoes to protect the surface of the floor.
No RSVP is necessary. Direct your questions to the HR office at x6269 or contact Judy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks to the great folks at the Center for Physical Rehabilitation (CPR), we now have all the ergonomic exercises demonstrated online just as CPR teaches them to our new employees at orientation. These exercises also match the ones depicted in the Everyday Fitness Handbook given to our Health Trip participants in October.
Find these dynamic exercises for your desk and workplace online>>
ATTENTION: Direct Deposits with Bank of America have been inactivated 51 branches of Bank of America have sold to Washington Federal and effective 12/5/13 all bank routing and account numbers for direct deposit will change. We are inactivating all direct deposits with Bank of America. You must supply us with a voided check or a bank form with your new routing and account numbers to continue with direct deposit. Starting with your December payroll you will receive a paper check and will continue to receive a paper check until we receive your new information and have pre-noted with the banking system.
Learn more about direct deposit at CSI>>
Our employees keep asking when the Physicians Immediate Care Center across Falls Ave from CSI will be a SelectHealth provider. The answer is: soon! The center and the physicians have all passed inspection and the staff believe they could be approved to start receiving SelectHealth clients any day. We will let you know when that happens.
Meanwhile, Dr. Jonathan Tripp’s Family Medicine would like to let you know that he is a SelectHealth provider and his office offers emergent/urgent care and same day appointments. His staff can provide care for the entire family including pediatrics, women’s health and sports medicine. He also offers cosmetic treatments and dermatology. He is located at 1411 Fillmore St., Suite 600. Phone 933-4400. Find Dr. Tripp’s site online at www.trippfamilymedicine.com.
The College of Southern Idaho’s annual Cabinetmaking and Woodworking Program Christmas Auction will feature the best work from CSI woodworking students this semester. The auction is set for 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 in the Herrett Center’s Rick Allen Room.
Students are busy working on their sale items leading up to the event. The sale list generally includes bookcases, tables, beds, coffee and dining tables, entertainment centers, gun racks, cutting boards, decorative bowls and other wooden art. Bidders will find items made from ash, walnut, maple, cherry, hickory, and several exotic kinds of wood.
The public is welcome to view the auction items starting at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6 in the Rick Allen Room of the Herrett Center for Arts and Science. The auction begins at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7. Refreshments will be provided. For more information about CSI’s Woodworking and Cabinetmaking program, contact Ken Triplett at 732-6335 or email@example.com or call the CSI Trade and Industry office at 732-6301.
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CSI Foundation: Great job on your fundraising efforts! In a comprehensive research study that included over 850 public two-year college support foundations, it was reported that the College of Southern Idaho Foundation, in terms of total assets, is ranked in the top 100 (#16) for the 2012 filing period. The Foundation is also ranked in the top 100 (#79) in the amount of annual funds raised as reported in 2012. Congratulations to Deb Wilson, CSI Foundation staff, and all CSI employees and community members who have supported the foundation over the last year!!!
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In HIGHER EDUCATION ADMINISTRATION (Ed.D.)
Or K-12 ADMINISTRATION (M.Ed., Ed.S., Ed.D.)
From IDAHO STATE UNIVERSITY
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 from 4 – 6 p.m. in TAB 248
Meet Dr. Frantz, learn about admission requirements, the curricula, instructional delivery methods, cost, time to degree, and get answers to your questions!
For more information, contact the Graduate Department of Educational Leadership and Instructional Design (282-3807).
Submitted by Gail Schull
A brand new holiday program is set to debut at the Faulkner Planetarium after Thanksgiving. ‘Let It Snow’ is a holiday treat for the eyes and ears, featuring festive full-dome video images choreographed to classic Christmas music.
Enjoy seasonal tunes by Frank Sinatra, Chuck Berry, Burl Ives, Brenda Lee, and a finale by the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. “This family-friendly audio-visual experience is a great way to get into the holiday spirit,” says planetarium manager Rick Greenawald. To see a preview of the program, please go to http://herrett.csi.edu/astronomy/planetarium/coming_attractions.asp
‘Let It Snow’ will be added to the current planetarium show schedule starting Friday, Nov. 29. It can be seen at 2:30 and 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 29 and 30. Other show times will be added throughout December.
Other programs available on Thanksgiving weekend include ‘Violent Universe: Catastrophes of the Cosmos,’ ‘Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure,’ and ‘Perfect Little Planet.’ For more information on planetarium show times and other features at the Herrett Center for Arts and Science, please call 732-6655 or go to www.csi.edu/herrett.
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Just a reminder that the CSI Preschool and Toddler Labs are still recycling your ink cartridges, laser and toner cartridges, old cell phones, tablets, and ereaders. You may send them via interoffice mail to the Preschool Lab. We sincerely appreciate your continued support!
Toddler & Preschool Lab Facilitator
“Nurture Shock” Book Club discussion will be on Thursday, January 23, 2014
Hepworth Building Room 176
Come and discuss chapters 5 & 6, or listen in on the lively discussion.
Evin Fox, PhD
Professor of Education
From the digest: With email, use “best” as your all-purpose polite sign-off, recommends Vickry Oliver in 301 Smart Answers to Tough Business Etiquette Questions. For something slightly more cordial, opt for “all the best.” To be more formal, two good options are “cordially” and “sincerely.”
Best Practices committee would like to invite you to come and join us for a round-table luncheon (not hosted) on Wednesday, December 4, Desert Café, 12:00
Come and join your colleagues in a discussion of what we are doing in our classrooms.
Evin Fox, PhD
Professor of Education
Regence Disease Management, Fall 2013
You don’t have to look any further than the mirror to identify your child’s main role model.
Children naturally mimic their parents, and that includes their attitude toward exercise. If you want your child to be more active, you can’t just talk the talk. You need to walk the walk. And run the run. And bike the bike. Studies show that children are more likely to exercise if their family and friends are interested in physical activity.
Exercise as a family to make fitness fun and ensure that everyone is getting the recommended level of activity they need. Children ages 6 – 17 should get at least an hour of physical activity every day, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: adults require about half of that.
Besides the obvious physical benefits from exercise, such as increased endurance and strength and maintaining a healthy weight, active children are generally more confident and are more likely to be successful both in their daily school work and on standardized tests.
The Wellness Program and Health Trip will sponsor an opportunity to learn more about the chemical compounds commonly found in food products and especially sugars and sugar substitutes.
Come join resident chemist Rosa Davila on Friday, December 6, at 11:30 a.m. in the Gym Yoga Room and ask all your probing questions about the ingredients in your foods. Learn how to spot the various chemicals and sugars, the pros and cons of each, and how to safely incorporate these products into a healthful diet.
A light lunch will be provided. Bring a friend and come for this great presentation!
Mayo Clinic, November 2012
Giving thanks is a healthy habit you can practice 365 days a year – not just on the fourth Thursday of November.
People who are grateful are healthier both physically and mentally – and happier – researchers say.
Anyone can learn to be more grateful. Here are several simple gratitude exercises to try:
Taking time to give thanks for even the smallest blessings can help you appreciate the good things in your life – and cope with times of struggle.
Students in many CSI Health Science and Human Services programs collected more than 4,000 cans and other non-perishable packages of food that were donated to the local Salvation Army, Valley House, and Safe Harbor. Photographed with some of what was collected are CSI Surgical Technology students Megan Klosek, Layce Jensen, Tawni Smith, Nicola Hunsaker, and Danika Cooper
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