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DidYouKnowDid You Know..

Did you know that the Idaho State Board of Education has a data website with tons of great data about education in Idaho? Go here to take a look:  https://boardofed.idaho.gov/data-research/data-dashboard/

Chris Bragg
Associate Dean of Institutional Effectiveness
cbragg@csi.edu | 208.732.6775
PhotoClassSummer & Fall Photo Classes


Ben Lustig
Associate Professor, Photography
blustig@csi.edu | 208.732.6756

EmpBookClubEmployee Book Club

April 18, 2019
Just Mercy
with Dan Guthrie

Taylor 248
2:00-3:30 p.m.

Ebony Yarger
Student Services Specialist
eyarger@csi.edu | 208.732.6250


SpringCleanGet Ready Now: Big Spring Clean is Coming!

Judy Heatwole, MTD
Wellbeing & Development Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu | 208.732.6269

SustainabilityFairCSI Sustainability Fair - April 22

Randy Smith
Sustainability Council
rsmith@csi.edu | 208.732.6817

STEMCSI Foundation 2019-2020 STEM Scholarship

Steve Irons
Math Professor
sirons@csi.edu | 208.732.6830

MiniGolfMini Golf and Pizza for Employees

Faculty Staff Connections Committee

FinAidOpenLateFinancial Aid Open Late
The Financial Aid Office in Eagle Central of the Taylor Building will be open extended hours to provide students with the opportunity to drop off any Financial Aid Documents that have been requested and answer any questions students may have.

Dates and Times:

-Wednesday, April 24, 2019, 8 AM - 7 PM
-Tuesday, May 21, 2019, 8 AM - 7 PM
-Saturday, June 29, 2019, 8 AM - 2 PM, Come in during SOAR!! 

CSI Financial Aid 
Taylor Building, Main Campus Twin Falls 
csifinancialaid@csi.edu 208.732.6274 

SkinCancerScreeningAnnual Skin Cancer Screening with Dr. Thad
Who: You and your family members
What: Annual skin cancer checks
Where: TAB 247
When:  Tuesday, April 23 from 11:30 - 1:15 p.m.
Why: Because we love you!

No RSVP needed. It only takes a few minutes!  All retired, full- and part-time employees, and all family members are welcome!

Judy Heatwole, MTD
Wellbeing & Development Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu | 208.732.6269

StudentArt2019 CSI Student Art Exhibition

The annual CSI Student Exhibition opens in the Herrett Center's Jean B. King Gallery on Tuesday, April 16. This juried show features artworks from current CSI students, and includes paintings, drawings, photography, ceramics, sculpture, and more.

Each spring, current CSI art students are invited to submit artwork to this annual juried event. The artwork is then reviewed by one or more art professionals from around the region, with that person (or persons) tasked with selecting a show from the hundreds of student submissions. This year's juror was Naomi Velasquez, associate professor of art at Idaho State University. Naomi selected approximately 100 works across a broad spectrum of media, from painting to printmaking. Naomi also handed out several juror's awards, with Best in Show going to student Mike Trabert for his photograph titled White Sands.

Admission to the student art exhibit is free and the public is invited to attend. F or more information about this exhibition, please contact Joey Heck or Milica Popovic.

Joey Heck
Exhibits/Collections Manager
Herrett Center 
jheck@csi.edu | 208.732.6668
CommEd2019Community Ed Classes - Spring 2019

INTERMEDIATE GLASS BLOWING - BORO PENDANTS  
Dates: April 18 - May 16
Days: Thursdays
Time: 7 - 9 p.m.
Fee: $60 +$100 supplies (paid to instructor)
Location: 496 Madrona
Instructor: Wes Overlin  
In this class, intermediate glass blowers will learn the fundamentals of torch working with borosilicate glass - melting and manipulating glass over a bench-top torch - while exploring the artistic possibilities of this molten glass media and shaping into glass pendants for art, jewelry, or even gifts. Additionally, participants will learn some of the basics of tools, safety, and equipment and techniques of this versatile and popular art form. Please ask for a confirmation email with a map to the studio.

HOW TO USE YOUR SKILL AND TALENT TO TRAVEL FREE
Dates: April 27, 2019
Days: Saturday
Time: 9 a.m. - Noon
Fee: $29 + $15 (payable to instructor)
Location: Fine Arts 87
Instructor: Gina Henry
Don't miss this course offered only once a year where you'll discover the secrets to having the time & money to travel as much as you want. If you're retired, near retirement, changing careers, or are a student, you'll learn hundreds of practical ways to free travel, enjoy fun work-vacations, and and explore new money making travel careers. Instructor Gina Henry teaches in 90 cities nationwide and shows you how she affords to travel 12 months a year, having visited over 80 countries and 40 states in the past 25 years. Earn free airline tickets, hotel nights, cruises, tours, car rentals, meals, & more. Maximize frequent  flyer and reward points. Volunteer, mystery shop on vacation, get paid to drive, import, teach English, be a tour director, organize trips, start a business, write articles, shoots photos, and blog. Gina will cover the best travel websites & smart phone apps, packing light, solo travel, family trips, safety, health, how to avoid scams, negotiation tips, & the 50 words to know in any language to travel anywhere. Go to www.GinaHenry.com for more instructor information. $15 materials fee paid to the instructor will get you Gina Henry's 100-pages "TRAVEL FREE" book which normally retails for $39.95 & provides all the companies, web sites & contact information you need.

Click here  for more information or to register. 

Camille Barigar 
Director of Community Enrichment
cbarigar@csi.edu | 208.732.6288
BrownBagUpcoming Brown Bag Sessions


Friday, April 19, at 8 a.m.
Description: Come share ideas, commiserate and brainstorm answers to teaching quandaries, and establish connections with instructors of varying disciplines and experience levels.
Location: TAB 210
Facilitators: Shane Brown & Mike LaPray
Topic: Open Forum
Recommended Audience: 
CSI Employees

Friday, April 19, at 12:15 p.m.
Description: Each Friday afternoon we will gather together and share lunch/treats while we discuss the daunting task of putting theory into practice, putting context into all the content we teach.
Location: HSHS 139
Facilitators: Clay Wilkie & Evin Fox
Topic: TBA 
Recommended Audience: CSI Employees

Monday, April 22, at 2 p.m.
Description: We'll be reading and discussing Teaching Naked Techniques this semester. We have a few copies of the book, so if you're interested, contact Jan Carpenter or Tiffany Seeley-Case. We'll start with the Introduction on January 28, and read a chapter each week after that. You can jump in any time, even if you haven't had a chance to get the book.
Location: Hepworth 176
Facilitators: Jan Carpenter and Tiffany Seeley-Case
Topic: Click here to purchase the book, or get a copy from Jan or Tiffany.
Recommended Audience: Students, Staff, and Faculty

Wednesday, April 24, at 10 a.m.
Description: The student-faculty brown bag provides a safe space for collaboration and creates an opportunity to build relationships between students and employees.
Location: SUB Fireside Lounge
Facilitators: Justin Vipperman, Matt Reynolds, Samra Culum, & Carolina Zamudio
Topic: Struggles/Worries while in College
Recommended Audience: All students (CSI employees are welcome)
AthleticsScheduleCSI Athletics Schedule This Week

Sport Opponent Date Time Location
Baseball Utah State University Club Apr. 19
Apr. 20
1 & 3 PM
12 & 2 PM
Twin Falls, ID 
Softball Snow College Apr. 19
Apr. 20
1 & 3 PM
12 & 2 PM
Ephraim, UT

Karen Baumert
Sports Information Director
kbaumert@csi.edu | 208.732.6493


ActiveTransportActive Transportation Week 2019


Sarah Harris
Lab Manger, Biology
sharris@csi.edu | 208.732.6813
HerrettThis Week at the Herrett Center for Arts and Science

Herrett Center for Arts and Science        
College of Southern Idaho
Museum, Planetarium, Observatory
Year round hours.
 
*Closed Sundays, Mondays, and federal holidays.
Tuesdays
9:30 am to 9:00 pm
Wednesdays
9:30 am to 4:30 pm
Thursdays
9:30 am to 4:30 pm
Fridays
9:30 am to 9:00 pm
Saturdays
1:00 pm to 9:00 pm
4/23
7:00 pm
Astronaut, Wall of China*
4/26
7:00 pm
Beyond The Sun: In Search of a New Earth
8:00 pm
National Parks Adventure
4/27
1:30 pm
Beyond The Sun: In Search of a New Earth
2:30 pm
Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity*
3:30 pm
Beyond The Sun: In Search of a New Earth
4:30 pm
Titans of the Ice Age
7:00 pm
We Are Stars, Wall of China*
8:00 pm
Mars One Thousand One
4/30
7:00 pm
Astronaut, Wall of China*
*Live Sky Tour
**Weather Permitting

Now Showing Options at the Faulkner Planetarium  click here
Special events at the Herrett Center  click here
Astronomy events in the Centennial Observatory  click here.

Rick Greenawald
Manager, Faulkner Planetarium
rgreenawald@csi.edu | 208.732.6659


SOUPHomemade Soup Day
Come and enjoy some tasty soup from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. in the SUB on the following dates:  


Help our Latinos In Action students raise money to travel to Puerto Rico for a community service project. 

Alejandra Hernandez
Multicultrual Coordinator
mhernandez@csi.edu | 208.732.6312
BusinessAlumniConnect with Business-Related Alumni
For more information visit:  https://www.facebook.com/events/617292338743230/

Merry Olson 
Career Services Coordinator
molson@csi.edu | 208.732.6306

MVSymphonyMagic Valley Symphony Concert
Friday, April 26, 2019, 7:30 p.m.

For this Earth Day Pops Concert, the Symphony joins forces with Nicholas Bardonnay and Westwater Arts to perform three memorable works of photo-choreography, including Scott Watson's "Magic Valley" - with images submitted by local photographers - and recognizable portraits of nature from the symphonic repertoire, by Hovhaness and Vaughn Williams. This is THE pops concert of the decade not to be missed!

All concerts performed in the Fine Arts Auditorium of the College of Southern Idaho. Tickets: adult $10/senior $8/student $6 available at the CSI Box Office, five Twin Falls retail stores, and at the door.

More information at www.mvsymphony.org.

Flying5kRunFeet Stomping Hearts Pounding Hands Flying Hands Flying 5K Run


Dawnette Reis-Rodriguez
Sign Language Professor
dreis@csi.edu | 208.732.6881
MusicFestRegistration is Now Open for CSI Music Fest
The College of Southern Idaho is now accepting registrations for this summer's Music Fest, which runs June 10 - 14, 2019, at the CSI Fine Arts Center. This week-long summer camp on the beautiful campus provides opportunities for students of all levels to be immersed in music making.

The daily schedule includes seven hours of hands-on instruction laid out to thoroughly engage students from beginning to end. Exceptional faculty from across the state work closely with you in small and large ensemble settings, as well as in daily master classes and sectionals. The listening lab brings the theory and history of music to life. Each afternoon, students have the chance to shine alongside their faculty mentors at the camp's performance spotlight. A focused study is available in strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, piano, jazz, and voice and private lessons and a wide range of elective areas are available to round out the camp experience.

The week's learning culminates with student recitals and a Gala concert for friends, family, and community to enjoy. CSI Music Fest promises to be an unforgettable experience where students build life-long friendships through the power of music making.

Tuition for Music Fest is $230 if paid in full by May 1 , and $250 after. Students must be paid in full by May 24. This fee covers all program costs for students, including instructional materials. Other optional items such as photos and private lessons are available for an additional cost. A limited number of needs-based scholarships are available.

Click here to register, or stop by the CSI Fine Arts Center.

Camille Barigar
Director of Community Enrichment
CheerTryoutsCSI Dance and Cheer Tryouts

Julie Wright-Leggett
Golden Girls Dance Coach
jwright@csi.edu | 208.732.6472

ECCYardSaleEarly Childhood Education Annual Yard Sale


The CSI Early Childhood Education Program will have a yard sale beginning at 8 a.m. on Saturday, May 4, 2019, at 246 Falls Ave. Twin Falls, ID.

Please participate by bringing in used items that are no longer needed in your home. These items can include appliances, clothes, toys, figurines, purses, pots, pans, etc. If your child is a student at our center please let your child's teacher know in advance if you have materials that you can donate. Donations can be dropped off on May 3, from 1 - 3 p.m. If you need to deliver items sooner, or If you have any questions, please contact Melissa at 208-732-6884 or Jamie at 208-732-6857.

The proceeds from this yard sale will go towards the CSI Early Childhood Education Program. We appreciate the help. Thank you!

Jamie Bridges
CSI Preschool Lab Facilitator
jbridges@csi.edu | 208.732.6857
SportsPerformanceSports Performance and Strength Training for Young Athletes
Intro to Resistance & Strength Training for Young Athletes

Ages: 10 & UP
Dates: Monday, Wednesday & Friday
Session 1: June 3 - June 14
Session 2: June 17- June 28
Session 3: July 1 - July 12
Times: 1 - 2 p.m.
Fee: $99 (each session)
Location: CSI Gym 233 & 236
This course will introduce young athletes to safe exercises in the weight room, taught by NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist Travis Bunker. Young athletes will learn many different total body exercises in order to help strengthen and prevent injuries. The focus is not on "how much weight" or "maxing out" but how to do the exercises safely and with the correct form to enhance performance. This can be very beneficial to athletes going into or currently participating in high school to prepare for weight classes or continue what progress has been made during the school year. Body weight exercises, resistance bands and light weights will be utilized to help your son or daughter build confidence in their abilities. Come get stronger!

Sports Performance Training for Young Athletes
( Dates, Sessions, Fee, and Locations are the same as the training above)

Ages: 6 & UP
Times: 12 - 1 p.m.
Don't lose your edge over the summer by developing the skills and stamina to become a better athlete! This course will focus on speed, quickness, agility and jumping to enhance your athleticism and help young athletes develop the skills necessary for safe and effective sport participation. Travis Bunker will help you become stronger and quicker in your sport of choice. Travis has a master's degree in Sports Conditioning and is the strength and conditioning coordinator over all CSI athletic teams. He will push your son or daughter to reach their potential and improve the right way! This class is for those at all levels of experience and will be adapted to the individual needs. Come join us!

* Save $20 for each family member that signs up!
* Save $20 for each additional session signed up for!

Contact Travis Bunker to register for any of these trainings.

Travis Bunker
Assistant Professor, Wellness
tbunker@csi.edu | 208.732.6478
TraumaticBrainInjuryTraumatic Brain Injury Group
Scott Lindquist
Student Disability Services Coordinator
slindquist@csi.edu | 208.732.6268


RecyclePacific Steel & Recycling - April 22-27
Pacific Steel & Recycling-April 22-27

Pacific Steel & Recycling, 1939 Highland Ave E, Twin Falls, (Mon. thru Fri., 8 am - 5 pm) is celebrating Earth Week April 22-27. We will be offering a cash bonus on Aluminum Cans and Scrap metal all week. Also, one time only, we will be open Saturday April 27,  from 9 am - 3 pm for a Customer Appreciation, which we will have complimentary Hot Dogs and Soda. Why pay the Landfill when Pacific pays you, so remember, Reduce, Re-use, Recycle AND Receive a special bonus during Earth Week April 22-27!

Ann Keane
Office Specialist
akeane@csi.edu | 208.732.6530

ComicsandCoffeeComics and Coffee - April


CJ Rasmusson  
Circulation Supervisor 
crasmusson@twinfallspubliclibrary.org  


WalkinHerShoesWalk a Mile in Her Shoes - Men's March Against Violence

Yarit Rodriguez
Education & Outreach Coordinator
Voices Against Violence Magic Valley
yarit@vavmv.org | 208.613.6339


NursingScholarshipJoseph T. Rasch Nursing Scholarship
ColorRunTeen Suicide Awareness Color Run

Suzanne Hawkins
Twin Falls School District

ExchangeStudentHost an Exchange Student
Here is your opportunity to host an exchange student and expand your world!

Anita Tatge
International & GEAR UP Coordinator
atatge@csi.edu | 208.732.6383

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