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Plant-Based Meat: Fad or the Future?

Sammy Rich on Oct 21, 2019 11:05:03 AM

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I have been a vegetarian for seven years now. And no, I don’t miss bacon. Or burgers. Or chicken. In that time, however, I have kept a keen eye on the rise in popularity of meat alternatives.

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Gainful Employment Series: Growth Mindset and Professional Development

Sammy Rich on Oct 14, 2019 9:15:00 AM

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Feeling stuck in a rut and don’t know how to get out? Consider changing your mindset.

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The Flavorful History of Pumpkin Spice

Brenna Hassing on Oct 7, 2019 8:45:00 AM

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Regardless of whether you’re a Pumpkin Spice Latte fan or not, most people will agree that the blend of spices in pumpkin spice products evoke fall, colder weather, and the upcoming holiday season. And it seems to be a seasonal favorite-- Starbucks has sold 200 million PSLs within the first decade since its launch in 2003 (McGrath). What many may not know is the often turbulent history of the spices and even the pumpkins themselves that make up the menagerie of pumpkin spice products.

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Did You Know? Pocatello High School

Arlen Walker on Oct 1, 2019 8:52:13 AM

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Pocatello High School has changed many times since the original section of the present building was constructed in 1892. That eight-room, sixty-four-foot square, rusticated stone structure, is the central part of the present main building on the 300 block of N. Arthur Avenue.

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Finding Strength Through Resiliency

Sammy Rich on Sep 30, 2019 10:15:00 AM

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Chad Bannister, Bannock County Deputy Sheriff, speaks with RaeLyn Price, Continuing Education and Workforce Training (CEWT)’s Health Programs Coordinator, during the recording of CEWT’s podcast, CEWT Talk.

Idaho State University’s Continuing Education and Workforce Training (CEWT) is collaborating with community partners to provide a Mental Health Resource Fair on Saturday, Oct. 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m located at 777 Memorial Drive in the R.F.C Building # 48 on the ISU Campus.

Attendees will learn about local and regional mental health resources through lectures on relevant mental health issues, including suicide prevention, crisis recognition, adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), and more.

One of the speakers will be Chad Bannister, Bannock County Deputy Sheriff and local school resource officer. He will be speaking about the positive effects exercise can have on those who have experienced mental health problems, addiction, or childhood abuse.

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Why You Should Dance Like Nobody’s Watching

Sammy Rich on Sep 23, 2019 9:45:00 AM

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No matter who you are from the seasoned athlete, to someone who shudders at the thought of stepping on a treadmill anyone can bust a move and have fun doing so. More than its fun factor, though, dancing has some special benefits that you might not have given much thought to.

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Gainful Employment Series: Burnout, and How to Avoid it

Jennifer Ibeabuchi on Sep 16, 2019 11:32:23 AM

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Do you struggle with workplace stress and anxiety? Feel like you hate your job? You just might be experiencing workplace burnout.

Elizabeth Scott, MS, defines burnout as, “...a reaction to prolonged or chronic job stress and is characterized by three main dimensions: exhaustion, cynicism (less identification with the job), and feelings of reduced professional ability”.

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Be The Office Hero

Scott Stephens on Sep 9, 2019 9:30:00 AM

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We’ve all been there before, trying to format a graph in a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet or getting a picture to fit right on a Word document. You may feel frustrated and confused-- but then, someone else in the office rushes over, makes a few clicks, and like magic, the program is doing what you want it to. As they head back to their desk, you admire them for their adapt skills. They are… the Office Hero.

Individuals that have the know-how to stay organized and make things happen are a sought-after commodity. Strong computer skills in the workforce have gone from a nice-to-have to an essential part of the workplace.

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Did You Know? Simplot Square

Arlen Walker on Sep 3, 2019 9:25:00 AM

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Bannock Hotel as planned in 1919

Simplot Square on the southwest corner of Center and Arthur in Old Town Pocatello was once the site of the Hotel Bannock, one of the tallest buildings in the city.

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Faces of CEWT: Behind the Curtain

Sammy Rich on Sep 2, 2019 9:04:00 AM

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At Continuing Education and Workforce Training (CEWT), we appoint instructors with insightful work experience in their respective fields. Having experienced instructors provides current industry practices that inform students more fully. Faces of CEWT highlights some of our finest instructors and staff to give you insight into the ‘sweet’ people who work here.

With any successful organization is someone working behind the scenes, ensuring that everything runs smoothly. For CEWT, that comes in the form of Shirley Hockett-Howard.

Shirley describes herself as a jack of all trades, but a master of none, and as someone who eats bon-bons with her feet on her desk. But ask any other member of CEWT and they would be quick to disagree.

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