Program for the 2011 PDI

9:00 AM

Session Title:
Moving Beyond Yoyo Diets
Presenters:
Margaret Graham
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
2011
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
203-05 LSC
Description:
What makes people successful at stepping out of the vicious cycle of indulgence-guilt-deprivation with their food? Come and hear stories from people who released 40 or more pounds and sustained their change. Hear about people who used a variety of approaches (self-designed, Weight Watchers, Nutrisystems, 12-step, and more). What are the threads that run through these successes? And how can you apply what they learned to your own life?
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals: -give examples from real-life stories of people who have let go of at least 40 pounds and sustained their change -discuss patterns among the success stories -provide a framework of questions that allow attendees to apply the learnings to their own lives Target Audience: anyone who wants to change their eating habits

11:00 AM

Session Title:
Videoconferencing at CSU
Presenters:
Anthony Ben'jammin' DeNardo III
Category:
Green Initiatives and Issues
Date:
2011
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
203-05 LSC
Description:
Here at CSU we offer a large range of enterprise video conferencing solutions. The quality of our video conferencing equipment is excellent. We use state of the art technology to provide the highest quality video over IP address for a range of different business situational needs. Mobile faculty and staff have the option of staying in touch with main campus and their students while on the move via various videoconferencing solutions. We also have telepresence solutions which are suitable for a board room or an executive meeting. This provides full HD video, a turnkey event, and a green alternative to travel. Our videoconferencing systems are also used for critical procedures such as medical diagnosis and check-ups via telemedicine. Our Veterinary Teaching Hospital feels that the picture quality is so detailed that it allows them to perform training and diagnosis online using the telemedicine method. Colorado State uses the internet (IP) to link the hardware across the web. We then have our own sophisticated video conferencing scheduling software that enables a user to manage and set up single and multi point video calls with as little as one phone call!
Goals and Target Audience:
Faculty, staff and students interested in using the videoconferencing infrastructure on campus.

1:00 PM

Session Title:
All About Special Course Fees
Presenters:
Lee Nagle,Valerie Monahan
Category:
Administrative Topics
Date:
2011
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
203-05 LSC
Description:
Provides training on special course fee accounts - how they work and what is needed to accurately account for these funds. Includes overview of the special course fee request form and the annual review form.
Goals and Target Audience:
Those handling special course fee accounts.

2:00 PM

Session Title:
Capital Assets-Is There an Easier Way?
Presenters:
Theresa Todd
Category:
Administrative Topics
Date:
2011
Start Time:
2:00 PM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
203-05 LSC
Description:
This will be a fun & interactive session to discuss capital asset property issues with other departments.  Learn from other DPC’s (Department Property Contacts) how their departments organize and handle property management requirements.
Goals and Target Audience:
Fiscal Officers, Business Managers and Accounting Staff

9:00 AM

Session Title:
The Metric System in the United States: Who's holding us back?
Presenters:
Don Hillger
Category:
General Technology Issues
Date:
2011
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
203-05 LSC
Description:
Metric is inevitable for the United States! History tells us that countries have only switched to metric, none the other way (except for temporary reversions). The U.S. remains in the midst of metric transition as measurement changes are made in various sectors of the economy. Therefore, guidance for proper metric usage is especially important for teachers/instructors, who should also know our metric history and status. The U.S. “missed the boat” in the 1970s when the rest of the English-speaking world converted to metric. That was a time when the metric system was being taught in schools, and metric was intended to replace our former units in most aspects of daily life. However, the lack of firm deadlines for conversion has hindered progress towards metric. Therefore, the U.S. remains the only major industrial nation not using the metric system. The voluntary (slow) path that the U.S. chose to follow is why we are still struggling with metric transition. Most people are surprised when they learn of the large number of consumer products and services that already use metric units. But the change would be more obvious if it included road signs and weather reports.
Goals and Target Audience:
This lecture presents the current status of the metric system adoption by the U.S., where the change is currently taking place, and where it will likely take place in the future. Most Americans do not realize the extent of metric usage in the world, how much metric is already widely used in the U.S., and that metric is inevitable for the U.S. Faculty and staff - as teachers, instructors, and leaders - need to be knowledgeable of the history and status of the U.S. transition to metric. This PowerPoint lecture, with imbedded humor, explains what resources are available for proper metric usage and encourages participants to be part of the metric transition, not part of the problem.

11:00 AM

Session Title:
All About Special Course Fees - REPEAT
Presenters:
Lee Nagle,Valerie Monahan
Category:
Administrative Topics
Date:
2011
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
203-05 LSC
Description:
Provides training on special course fee accounts - how they work and what is needed to accurately account for these funds. Includes overview of the special course fee request form and the annual review form.
Goals and Target Audience:
Those handling special course fee accounts.

1:00 PM

Session Title:
Financing Long Term Care
Presenters:
Laurel Kubin,Kris Callahan
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
2011
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
203-05 LSC
Description:
The longer we live, the greater the chance that we may need long term care - - either in our own homes or in a facility. The costs of care can be mind-boggling. The presenters will discuss how long term care can be financed, including long term care insurance through the Colorado partnership program.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals: 1. Participants will learn how long term care can be financed 2. Participants will consider how family communications can be facilitated regarding long term care decisions. Target audience: Individuals age 40+

10:00 AM

Session Title:
Financial Aid 101 & Financing a College Education
Presenters:
Connie Jaime-Lujan
Category:
Personal/Professional Enrichment
Date:
2011
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
203-05 LSC
Description:
The first half of this session will cover the basics of applying for financial aid, general financial aid information, and financial aid programs such as work-study, loans, and grants. The second half of this session will provide information and resources that will assist employees in financing a college education for them or their dependent(s). It will include information on determining college costs, available resources including financial aid, College Opportunity Fund, Tuition Scholarship Program for Eligible Family Members of CSU Employees, the employee study benefit and scholarship tips.
Goals and Target Audience:
Any employee who is seeking information on financial aid and financing a college education.