Sugar: Not As Sweet As You'd Think

Brenna Hassing on Jan 6, 2020 9:15:00 AM

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Ah, the new year: that inevitable time of the year where your jeans are fitting tighter than usual after the abundance of rich holiday food. Whether you prefer the sweet or savory foods that fill holiday gatherings, you may just find yourself craving more after you have sworn you’ve had the last bite.

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Faces of CEWT: How Much You Care

Sammy Rich on Nov 4, 2019 9:30:00 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.

Everybody has heard the phrase ‘Find a job you love and you won’t work a day in your life’, but it’s harder to find someone who has found a career they love. For Megan Davis, RN, she has done just that by going into nursing and working as an instructor to teach future nurses.
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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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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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Southeast Idaho Crisis Center Offers A New Solution

Sammy Rich on Aug 5, 2019 1:45:18 PM

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For years, Idaho has been in the midst of a mental health crisis. According to a report from the CDC and NCHS, Idaho’s suicide mortality rate has remained within the top 10 highest in the nation for over 4 years, with the state reaching the 5th highest in 2017.

A lack of proper resources for mental health and/or substance abuse has been one reason accredited for these high numbers. In January 2019’s State of the State, Gov. Brad Little stated that there is a “clear nexus” between mental health and substance abuse, and encouraged intervention to be made in those two areas.

One such method of intervention has been the introduction of Behavioral Crisis Centers across the state.

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CEWT to Host Upcoming Mental Health Resource Fair

Sammy Rich on Jul 3, 2019 9:11:00 AM

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Idaho State University’s Continuing Education and Workforce Training (CEWT) is collaborating with community partners to provide a Mental Health Resource Fair.

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Mental Health Highlights: Making a Difference

Sammy Rich on Mar 6, 2019 1:10:52 PM

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According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), about one in five veterans returning from Iraq or Afghanistan have post-traumatic stress disorder (PSTD) or depression. Additionally, around 20 veterans lose their life to suicide each day.

Veterans are more likely to be affected by mental disorders because of their proximity to tragedy. For many, it can be difficult for them to reach out for the help that they need.

That is why mental health professionals like Darshan Soske have dedicated their careers to helping veterans. For Soske, the director of the Vet Center in Pocatello, providing veterans and their families the help they need is more than just a career, it is a mission.

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The Importance of Self Defense for Women

Stephanie Bachman on Sep 6, 2017 3:16:19 PM

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Imagine you're walking through the parking lot to your car. It's late—9:32pm—and the hazy streetlights don't give off much light. You're pushing a cart full of groceries, trying to get home before your Tillamook chocolate ice cream melts, when arms clamp around your waist and wrench you from the cart.

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The Benefits of Attending a Book Club

Stephanie Bachman on Aug 11, 2017 9:08:00 AM

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When I was in the sixth grade, we had what our teachers would call 'literature circles.' To some students, they were forced book clubs where you had to read the entire book (grueling work for some), make notes, and then gather together to discuss the plot, characters, and themes. To me, a shy, new-to-the-school student who read more than I spoke, these literature circles were my domain.

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