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Employee Appreciation Week

March 28 - April 1 

Idaho State University is proud of our faculty and staff who assist, teach, and support our students, visitors, colleagues and community! To thank our amazing faculty and staff for their efforts we will virtually celebrate Employee Appreciation Week at all campus locations! This celebration week includes a variety of activities and events focused around fun, honoring one another, and professional development opportunities for all. 

STAFF COUNCIL LUNCHEON INFORMATION

FRIDAY, APRIL 1 | 11:30-1:00PM 

  • Idaho Falls SUB Multipurpose Room
  • Meridian 845 
  • Alaska and Twin Falls (Video Link)

This year is a mix of Zoom workshops and in-person events! Although it helps us to prepare for sessions when you register, we invite all to join us for any session by using the Zoom links below! Many workshops will recorded and shared in ISU Today at a later date, see details on each workshop to determine if it is being recorded.

Please coordinate with your supervisors and teams to plan your attendance in these activities to ensure offices can remain open to support student needs.  

In honor of ISU Employee Appreciation Week, Lookout Credit Union is sponsoring a $500 professional development scholarship for one lucky employee! To enter this drawing you must be eligible for benefits as of March 31, 2022. Entries must be submitted by 5 pm Wednesday, March 24, 2022.

To enter, visit https://www.lookoutcu.com/about/scholarships.html

Monday Events - March 28

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Event: University-Wide Kahoot Trivia Contest!

Come play a live and interesting trivia game to test your knowledge on facts about the state of Idaho/U.S. History, pop culture, and ISU! 

Register for this session using the Trivia button above!

Join us via Zoom with this link: https://isu.zoom.us/j/82638586138?pwd=Y0RMeVFJcEtsc2FNTG4wK050cVJ1UT09   

We will provide a Kahoot game code once you join us via Zoom. 

For questions contact Clay Smith at claysmith2@isu.edu/282-2519.


1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Event: 2021 Be a Bengal Reception (by invite only)

Presented by Idaho State University and Lookout Credit Union (Be a Bengal Program Sponsor)

All 2021 Be a Bengal nominees, and a guest, are invited to attend a reception in their honor. We will also recognize the 4 Be a Bengal Winners with a beautiful basket of fun items from Lookout Credit Union, which will include a 1 year reserved parking tag, courtesy of ISU! 

This event is in Pocatello in the PSUB Wood/Little Wood Rooms and broadcast at the following sites for nominees who are unable to attend the event in Pocatello.

Idaho Falls - CHE 311
Meridian - 686
Twin Falls - 131

1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Workshop: A Million Reasons to Get Started

Presented by Lindsey Nye and Matthew Chaffin, AIG

In this workshop we will discuss simple steps you can take to ensure a brighter future such as: setting up your personal budget, getting your retirement going, establishing healthy financial habits and enrolling in your workplace retirement plan. 

EAW Zoom Link 2 - Join Zoom Meeting

https://isu.zoom.us/j/89313694025?pwd=TEptVmN3cjRVYXE1c1BqdlV2ajBzZz09

Passcode: 653148

This session will be recorded and shared at a later date! Register for this session using the workshop button above!


2:30-3:30 p.m. 

Workshop RESCHEDULED: Fall Free is the Way to Be has been rescheduled to Wednesday, March 20 from 2:00-3:00. 

Tuesday Events - March 29

10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Workshop: Getting a Head Start: A Step-by-Step Overview of Your Retirement Plan

Presented by Kevin Collins, TIAA

We all know that physical wellness is extremely important to your overall well-being and longevity, but, financial wellness is essential as well.  Join us in a discussion on: 

  • The different ways you can participate in you Idaho retirement plans
  • Contribution methods and limits for your retirement savings
  • How to prioritize your budget to reach out long-term goals.

EAW Zoom Link 1 - Join Zoom Meeting

https://isu.zoom.us/j/89000963563?pwd=M3gyZW0xVXVZODlYU0huZDNjWER1Zz09

Passcode: 197554

Register for this session using the workshop button above!


11:00 - 12:00 p.m.

Workshop - The Science of Gratitude

Presented by Angela Kraft Fisher, Idaho Department of Human Resources

Discover how the simple act of gratitude can improve your mental and physical well-being.

EAW Zoom Link 1 - Join Zoom Meeting

https://isu.zoom.us/j/89000963563?pwd=M3gyZW0xVXVZODlYU0huZDNjWER1Zz09

Passcode: 197554

This session will be recorded and shared at a later date! Register for this session using the workshop button above!


12:00 - 1:00 p.m. 

Event: Crossword Puzzle Activity

Complete an ISU related crossword puzzle!  We will send out the crossword at Noon and the first person to complete it correctly and send it to training@isu.edu will receive the traveling trophy! For questions please contact Clay Smith at claysmith2@isu.edu/282-2519.


2:00 - 3:30 p.m.          

Workshop:  Intervene Bystander Intervention

Presented by Stephanie Richardson, Janet C. Anderson Gender Resource Center

This session will start with the video Intervene (30 minutes) and then Stephanie will join to share more about bystander interventions.

EAW Zoom Link 1 - Join Zoom Meeting

https://isu.zoom.us/j/89000963563?pwd=M3gyZW0xVXVZODlYU0huZDNjWER1Zz09

Passcode: 197554

This session will be recorded and shared at a later date! Register for this session using the workshop button above!

Wednesday Events - March 30

10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Workshop: Save More

Presented by Ali Beldon, Empower

Learn how saving more with your PERSI Choice 401(k) can help you reach your retirement goals!

EAW Zoom Link 1 - Join Zoom Meeting

https://isu.zoom.us/j/89000963563?pwd=M3gyZW0xVXVZODlYU0huZDNjWER1Zz09

Passcode: 197554

This session will be recorded and shared at a later date! Register for this session using the workshop button above!


11:30 - 1:00 p.m.

Event: Pocatello Ice Cream Social, including Bowling and Billiards

Location: Pocatello PSUB Game Center by 

Enjoy some ice cream, bowling and billiards courtesy of ISU Student Union and Chartwells! We will also have a drawing at this event. 


2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Event: Meridian Ice Cream Social

Location: Room 682

Come socialize with your colleagues and enjoy some ice cream, courtesy of ISU Human Resources!


2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Workshop: Ideal Idaho 529 Plan

Presented by Nick Thiros, IDEAL

This workshop covers saving for collegwe using rthe state's IDEAL 529 plan.

EAW Zoom Link 1 - Join Zoom Meeting

https://isu.zoom.us/j/89000963563?pwd=M3gyZW0xVXVZODlYU0huZDNjWER1Zz09

Passcode: 197554

Register for this session using the workshop button above!


2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Workshop: Fall Free is the Way to Be!

Presented by Michelle Butterfield, Southeastern Idaho Public Health 

Presentation on fall risks and how to prevent falls in the home.

EAW Zoom Link 2 - Join Zoom Meeting

https://isu.zoom.us/j/89313694025?pwd=TEptVmN3cjRVYXE1c1BqdlV2ajBzZz09

Passcode: 653148

This session will be recorded and shared at a later date! Register for this session using the workshop button above!


3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Event: Idaho Falls Ice Cream Social

Location: Idaho Falls Bwennion SUB Bistro

Hosted by ISU Student Affairs and Chartwells

Come socialize with your colleagues and enjoy some ice cream, courtesy of ISU Student Union and Chartwells! We will have a drawing at this event!

Thursday Events - March 31

10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Workshop: Google Drive Tips and Tricks

Presented by Marjanna Hulet, ITS

EAW Zoom Link 1 - Join Zoom Meeting

https://isu.zoom.us/j/89000963563?pwd=M3gyZW0xVXVZODlYU0huZDNjWER1Zz09

Passcode: 197554

Come learn some of the nifty things Google Drive can do!

This workshop will be recorded and shared at a later date! Register for this session using the workshop button above!


11:30 - 1:00 p.m.

Event: Notes of Hope and Gratitude

Location: Pond Student Union Lobby

Have you felt gratitude when someone helped you with a project? Would you like to thank others who made you feel hope, trust, stability or compassion? Did you want to thank this individual? Come visit our booth where we have cards and pens for you to write a note to them. Human Resources will get these delivered for you!


PERSI Ready, Set, Go Courses that cover early, mid and late career information. See times below. These workshops cover information for those who are at the beginning career, mid-career and nearing the end of their career as a state employee.

1:00 - 2:15 p.m.

Workshop: PERSI Ready (Early Career Information)

Presented by Raymond Mikus, PERSI Training Specialist

EAW Zoom Link 1 - Join Zoom Meeting

https://isu.zoom.us/j/89000963563?pwd=M3gyZW0xVXVZODlYU0huZDNjWER1Zz09

Passcode: 197554

This workshop will be recorded and shared at a later date! Register for this session using the workshop button above!


2:015 - 3:30 p.m.

Workshop: PERSI Set (Mid Career Information)

Presented by Raymond Mikus, PERSI Training Specialist

EAW Zoom Link 1 - Join Zoom Meeting

https://isu.zoom.us/j/89000963563?pwd=M3gyZW0xVXVZODlYU0huZDNjWER1Zz09

Passcode: 197554

This workshop will be recorded and shared at a later date! Register for this session using the workshop button above!


3:30 - 4:45 p.m.

Workshop: PERSI Go! (Late Career Information)

Presented by Raymond Mikus, PERSI Training Specialist

EAW Zoom Link 1 - Join Zoom Meeting

https://isu.zoom.us/j/89000963563?pwd=M3gyZW0xVXVZODlYU0huZDNjWER1Zz09

Passcode: 197554

This workshop will be recorded and shared at a later date! Register for this session using the workshop button above!

Friday Events - April 1

9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Workshop: Self-Compassion in the Workplace

Presented by Kristin Stewart Yates and Karsen Cardinal, Counseling and Testing

EAW Zoom Link 1 - Join Zoom Meeting

https://isu.zoom.us/j/89000963563?pwd=M3gyZW0xVXVZODlYU0huZDNjWER1Zz09

Passcode: 197554

This presentation will cover what Mindful Self-Compassion is, and how we can use it in the workplace for self care. Often times we believe that self care can only happen in our downtime, and in between activities we are required to do. This presentation will cover how we can use self compassion in the moment of difficulty to support ourselves. By doing that, we can help ourself to feel better in the moment as well as be more present and helpful to others we serve.

Register for this session using the workshop button above!


9:30 - 11:15 a.m. (time has recently been updated!)

Workshop: Medicare 101

Presented by Helen Mayberry, Idaho Department of Insurance

In this presentation, Helen will discuss...

An in-depth overview for all Medicare-eligible individuals. "Like untangling a twisted wad of fishing line, unraveling Medicare can be complicated. SHIBA's Medicare Workshop is designed to begin pulling the knotapart, strand by strand, until the end of the line becomes obvious."

EAW Zoom Link 2 - Join Zoom Meeting

https://isu.zoom.us/j/89313694025?pwd=TEptVmN3cjRVYXE1c1BqdlV2ajBzZz09

Passcode: 653148

Register for this session using the workshop button above!


11:30 - 1:00 pm 

Event: Staff Appreciation and Years of Service Luncheon

Staff council will share more information on this event soon.

  • Idaho Falls SUB Multipurpose Room
  • Meridian 845 
  • Alaska and Twin Falls (Video Link)