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DidYouKnowDid You Know..

Did you know that 339 employees responded to the 2019 Great Colleges to Work For Survey? That's 51% of employees and 152 more responses than last year. We'll share the results after we receive them in late summer.

(Source: Modern Think)

Chris Bragg
Associate Dean of Institutional Effectiveness
cbragg@csi.edu | 208.732.6775
HOSACongratulations to Our CSI HOSA Students

Congratulations to the following CSI students who traveled to Boise to attend and compete at the HOSA Future Healthcare Professionals April 10 - 12, 2019,  and came home with these awards:
  • Dental Terminology: 
    • First place - Marie Tellez
    • Second place - Celeina Aragon
    • Third place - Angelica Arroyo
  • Dental Science: 
    • First place - Hayley Smith
    • Second place - Jacellynn Czarny
  • Extemporaneous Writing: 
    • First place - Adilene Ambriz
    • Second place - Celeina Aragon
  • Healthcare Display: 
    • First place - Shelby VonBusch & Caitlin Cicero
    • Second place - Brittany Craig & Anna Roemer
  • Human Growth & Development Knowledge Test: 
    • First place - Adilene Ambriz
  • Job Seeking Skills: 
    • First place - Aaron Pesina
  • Medical Terminology: 
    • First place - Sara Comer
  • Prepared Speaking: 
    • First place - AC Rambur
  • Physical Therapy: 
    • First place - Aaron Pesina
  • Veterinary Science: 
    • First place - Shelby VonBusch
    • Second place - Anna Roemer
    • Third place - Brittany Craig
Tonja Bowcut | Rene Rambur | Sue Jones
CSI HOSA Advisors
ActiveTransportActive Transportation Week 2019

Sarah Harris
Lab Manger, Biology
sharris@csi.edu | 208.732.6813
Over40ClassesSummer Active Aging Classes Available for CSI Employees
Are you looking for a summer Active Aging class that is available to CSI employees with no age restrictions? Here are some options:
  • Zumba Gold: MW, 10 a.m., 4/29-8/16, $40
  • Zumba Gold: TR, 9 a.m., 4/29-8/15, $40
  • Yoga: MW, 10 a.m., 4/29-8/16, $40
  • Fit Fun and Over 40: TR, 10 a.m., 4/29-8/15, $40
  • Pilates: TR, 8 am, 4/29-8/15, $40
  • Water Fitness: (Twin Falls Pool) MWF, 8 a.m., 4/22-7/26, $90
Contact Shelly Wright for more information, or to register for the class contact the Gym Office at extension 6475.

Shelly Wright
Director Over 60 & Getting Fit & Active Aging Programs
swright@csi.edu | 208.732.6483
JobSeekingJob Seeking Skills Assistance Labs

A s your students get ready to seek employment for the summer or following graduation, they may need assistance with resume writing, interviewing, online job application or job search. To be more available to students, the Career Services staff are scheduling labs in your buildings. Attached is the schedule of the locations and times. I have sent a hard copy to the office specialists to post. Please let your students know this service is available to all students. 

Thank you for helping us help your students.

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

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 

PrecriptionDrugApril 27 is National (Prescription Drug) Take Back Day
The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue. According to the 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 6 million Americans misused controlled prescription drugs. The study shows that a majority of abused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet.

The DEA's Take Back Day events provide an opportunity for Americans to prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths

Judy Heatwole, MTD
Wellbeing & Development Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu | 208.732.6269
GEDCeremony2019 CSI GED/HSE Graduation Ceremonies
Please join us as we celebrate those participating in our graduation ceremonies on Sat., May 11, 2019, at 7 pm in the CSI gymnasium. Our guest speaker will be Bill Ebener and our alumni speaker will be Carla Wherry. Some students who have received their GED are already attending CSI and others plan to begin in the Summer or Fall semester. 

For those who would like to watch the graduation, it will be live-streamed at: 

6 PM - 2019 GED Graduation Ceremony
6 PM - 2019 GED Graduation Ceremony

Ann Keane
Office Specialist
akeane@csi.edu  | 208.732.6530

TestingHoursSummer Testing Hours

Jeff Gourley
Testing Center Coordinator
jgourley@csi.edu | 208.732.6569
PhotoClassSummer & Fall Photo Classes

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

FitnessChallengeSpring into Summer Team Fitness Challenge

The State of Idaho Wellness Program brings us another wonderful short-term health challenge for the spring/summer season. This is a TEAM challenge - so find a captain and grab your coworkers and then register online at healthmatters.idaho.gov. Earn points and win prizes!

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

CPRAEDCPR/AED Employee Training Continues Through the Summer
An upcoming Friday TBA
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in HSHS
Taught by HSHS Instructors

Please register NOW if you wish to attend a summer session of our employee CPR/AED. Once we see how many are interested, we will know if we need one instructor or two and will set a Friday morning date in late May or early June. Register online to hold your spot.

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

socialsecurityIt Might Be Better to Take Social Security at 66 Instead of 70
By Mark Hulbert, MarketWatch Updated April 7, 2019

Conventional wisdom about Social Security bites the dust-again.

As you undoubtedly already are well aware, most financial planners recommend that-so long as you can afford to do so-you should wait until age 70 to begin receiving your Social Security benefits. Your monthly payment in such an event will be 32% higher than if you begin receiving benefits at age 66. So long as you live to your early 80s, those higher monthly payments should make up for the foregone income over the four years from age 66 to 70.
I recently presented one argument for why conventional wisdom could be wrong. In this column I present another.

This additional reason traces to Social Security's uncertain fate at the hands of our elected officials. If you take at face value some of the proposals being given serious consideration in Congress and in President Trump's administration that reduce future Social Security benefits, then the financial planners could be giving the wrong advice to wait until age 70.

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

ErgonomicHave a Workplace "Ouch?" Try a Free Ergonomic Assessment
Your CSI Employee Wellbeing Program is committed to everyone having a pain-free workplace! That's why we offer FREE ergonomic assessments provided by the Center for Physical Rehabilitation (CPR) to employees experiencing pain, numbness, or other general discomfort at your desk or other type of work situation. 

Your first step is to share your issue with your supervisor to let them know of the problem and start a discussion about changes that could improve your situation. If you agree to continue with an assessment, either one of you may contact your Wellbeing Coordinator by email to jheatwole@csi.edu with your best contact information and we will have CPR schedule an appointment with you directly. Once you have met with a member of their team, please share your results with your supervisor to discuss next steps. Usually easy changes can affect a quick and helpful remedy.

Any other costs will be incurred by your department. The Wellbeing Program does not pay for modifications or equipment.

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

EAPNeed to Talk? Try the CSI Employee Assistance Program
The CSI Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a FREE and completely confidential benefit for our employees and families that need to talk about life, work and health/wellness issues with a trained professional counselor or coach. Two different providers are available and will respond to your phone calls 24/7. Find contact information the Human Resources Benefits site at http://hr.csi.edu/benefits/insurance.asp#eap You may also contact anyone in the HR office to ask about these services, get more information, or let us know of any difficulties in connecting with a provider.

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

GroceriesBring Your Own Bags or Shove Groceries Down Your...
According to reusethisbag.com, the average bag you pick up at the grocery store, or carry your takeout in, has a lifespan of about 12 minutes. When discarded, they clog sewage and storm drains, entangle and kill an estimated 100,000 marine mammals every year, and degenerate into toxic microplastics that fester in our oceans and landfills for up to 1,000 years.

Despite this, shoppers collectively use around 500 billion single-use plastic bags every year. That's 150 bags per person, per year, for every single person on Earth - or enough to circle the globe 4,200 times.

Luckily, we're starting to see communities around the U.S., and the world, mobilize to reduce waste by banning, taxing, or otherwise limiting the use of these plastic bags.

ReuseThisBag.com wanted to take a big-picture look at where legislation has been passed, and what its effects have been. Which cities in the US are leading the way for plastic bag bans? Internationally, which countries have made the most significant push?
  • In the U.S., only 2 states (CA and HI) have banned plastic bags on a statewide level
  • 4 U.S. states (DE, ME, RI, NY) have mandatory recycling or reuse programs in place
  • 10 U.S. states (AZ, FL, IA, ID, IN, MI, MN, MO, MS, WI) have places preemptive bans on banning plastic bags.
  • 200 U.S. municipalities have banned or taxed plastic bags; outcomes have been largely positive, including:
    • San Jose, CA: Reduction of plastic bags in storm drains (89%), rivers (60%), and residential areas (59%); average # of bags per person reduced from 3 to 0.3.
    • San Francisco, CA: Savings of up to $600k per year in plastic processing fees.
    • Seattle, WA: Reduction of plastic bags in both residential (48%) and commercial (76%) waste.
  • Globally, plastic bags are banned in 32 countries, 18 of which are in Africa
Here's one clever woman who wore her groceries home from the store. Enjoy: 

Bag Hate | Baroness von Sketch Show
Bag Hate | Baroness von Sketch Show
Judy Heatwole, MTD
Wellbeing & Development Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu | 208.732.6269

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

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.
9:30 am to 9:00 pm
9:30 am to 4:30 pm
9:30 am to 4:30 pm
9:30 am to 9:00 pm
1:00 pm to 9:00 pm
7:00 pm
Beyond The Sun: In Search of a New Earth
8:00 pm
National Parks Adventure
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
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

AthleticsScheduleCSI Athletics Schedule This Week

Sport Opponent Date Time Location
Baseball Colorado Northwestern CC Apr. 26
Apr. 27
1 & 3 PM
12 & 2 PM
Rangely, CO 
Softball Colorado Northwestern CC
Apr. 26
Apr. 27
1 & 3 PM
12 & 2 PM
Rangely, CO 
Cross Country BYU Robison Invitational  Apr. 27 TBA Provo, UT

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

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
CommEd2019Community Ed Classes - Spring 2019

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. 

Dates: April 27, 2019
Days: Saturday
Time: 1 - 3 p.m.
Fee: $25 + $15 (payable to instructor)
Location: Fine Arts 87
Instructor: Gina Henry
Learn how to earn hundreds of thousands of frequent flyer miles & hotel reward points without ever stepping foot on a plane or paying for a hotel. Become your own "travel hacking" expert and learn how to earn reward points quickly & simply. Redeem them for high-value trips.

Dates: April 27, 2019
Days: Saturday
Time: 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Fee: $25 + $15 (payable to instructor)
Location: Fine Arts 87
Instructor: Gina Henry
You no longer have to choose between work and travel - you can have both! Join thousands of individuals who are location-independent and making their travels sustainable by earning a living as they travel. Pay zero rent or mortgage. You might never need to clean house again!

Click here  for more information or to register. 

Camille Barigar 
Director of Community Enrichment
cbarigar@csi.edu | 208.732.6288
CSIChoralCSI Choral Program Presents A Night at the Theater and Mad About the Beatles
The CSI Music Department will present two choral concerts this spring semester. Both concerts are free of charge, but donations to the CSI Music Scholarship Fund are always appreciated.

Spring Sing: A Night at the Theater will take place April 27 at 7:30 p.m. in the CSI Fine Arts Auditorium. Join the CSI Chamber Choir and the CSI Madrigals as they take you on a journey through music from the stage, as well as choral work that is simply theatrical in nature. The concert will include titles from opera and musical theater, from world dance music, to poignant folk song, including works by Verdi, Bernstein, Offenbach, and Pasek & Paul.

Mad About... The Beatles will take place May 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the CSI Fine Arts Theater. This annual night of contemporary a cappella has proven to be a big hit with Magic Valley audiences! Join the CSI Madrigal Ensemble as they take you on a "Magical Mystery Tour" through some of the most beloved music from the group synonymous with the "British Invasion," in stunning, modern a cappella settings. The program will include such classics as Blackbird, Here Comes the Sun, Yesterday, Let it Be, Penny Lane, In My Life, and much more! Admission is free but donations to the CSI Madriglas Fund are always appreciated.

Camille Barigar
Director of Community Enrichment
cbarigar@csi.edu | 208.732.6288

CSISymphonicBandCSI Symphonic Band Concert
The College of Southern Idaho Music Department will present a performance by the CSI Symphonic Band on Tuesday, April 30 at 7:30 PM in the CSI Fine Arts Auditorium. The band will be directed by CSI faculty member George K. Halsell, and the theme of the concert is  Recollection and Remembrance.
The concert will offer a selection of marches and concert pieces, and will mark this past National Vietnam War Veterans Day by playing Black Granite, by James L. Hosay. This march was written to remember those whose names are inscribed on the black granite of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC. The Symphonic Band wishes to play this work in remembrance of those from the Magic Valley whose names are listed there. As the band plays, their images will be shown overhead.
The band will also perform two selections, each based on music from other conflicts in America's history. The first is Fantasy on a Colonial Air, by James Curnow, which is based on Chester, a popular patriotic song from the RevolutionaryWar. The other recalls perhaps the worst band in the Civil War, The Unfortunate Band of the Iron Brigade, by David Lovrien.
Other selections on the program include Gliding Girl, a tango by John Philip Sousa, the Totem Pole March by Eric Osterling (so-called because of the extended harmonies the composer chose), Joi, by Robert Logan, the Little Ripper March by Australian composer David Stanhope, the traditional Irish-American song Mother Machree, as arranged by John Zdechlik, Acrostic Song, from the 1976 opera Final Alice, by David Del Tredici, and Encanto, by Robert W. Smith.
The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Dr. Halsell.
George Halsell
Music Professor
ghalsell@csi.edu | 208.732.6767

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
EveningofDanceCSI Dance Presents "An Evening of Dance"

Cynthia Jones
Associate Professor, Dance
cynthiajones@csi.edu | 208.732.6474

TheTempestCSI Theater Department Presents "The Tempest"
May 1 - 4 at 7:30 p.m. and March 4 at 2 p.m. in the CSI Fine Arts Theater

On a distant island a man waits. Robbed of his position, power and wealth, his enemies have left him in isolation. But this is no ordinary man, and this no ordinary island. Prospero is a magician, able to control the very elements and bend nature to his will. When a sail appears on the horizon, he reaches out across the ocean to the ship that carries the men who wronged him. Creating a vast magical storm, he wrecks the ship and washes his enemies up on the shore. When they wake they find themselves lost on a fantastical island where nothing is as it seems. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students and senior citizens, and free for CSI students.

Camille Barigar
Director of Community Enrichment
cbarigar@csi.edu | 208.732.6288

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
TraumaticBrainInjuryTraumatic Brain Injury Group
Scott Lindquist
Student Disability Services Coordinator
slindquist@csi.edu | 208.732.6268

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, Fees, 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
HEPAPossible Hepatits A Exposure on Commercial Bus Route Between Salt Lake and Boise
BOISE, ID 83704-0825
TEL. (208) 327-8639
FAX (208) 327-8595
For Immediate Release 
April 19, 2019

Contact:  Christine Myron 
Public Information Officer
Central District Health Department Office
(208) 327-8639 (cell) 
(208) 871-1712

Possible Hepatitis A Exposure on Commercial 
Bus Route  Between Salt Lake City and Boise  

Ada County - Central District Health Department (CDHD) is asking anyone who rode a Greyhound bus from Salt Lake City to Boise on Wednesday, April 10 and used the on-board restroom to contact the health department for information about a potential exposure to hepatitis A, a highly contagious virus that affects the liver. Riders who did not use the on-board restroom do not need to contact the health department.

Bus riders who were on this route should call 208-327-8625 as soon as possible to talk to health department staff who will assess exposure risk. Those who were exposed could get protection from the virus if they receive the hepatitis A vaccine by or on Tuesday, April 23. Calls received outside of regular business hours (8 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday) will be checked daily and messages returned.

About Hepatitis A

Hepatitis A easily spreads by entering the mouth after someone touches an object, food or drink contaminated with the virus. If an infected person does not wash their hands well, especially after using the bathroom, small amounts of virus can spread from the hands of the infected person to other objects, surfaces, and food.

Hepatitis A can cause symptoms that range from mild to severe, lasting several months. Common symptoms include tiredness, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, loss of appetite, low-grade fever, pale-colored bowel movements and dark urine, joint pain and yellowing of the whites of the eyes and skin (jaundice). Not everyone infected with hepatitis A will experience all of the symptoms and some will not have any symptoms.

Those at the highest risk for getting Hepatitis A include:

People who are living with or caring for a person who already has hepatitis A
People living homeless, especially those living unsheltered without good access to sanitation, hygiene and handwashing facilities
People who have sex with someone who has hepatitis A
Men who have sex with men
Illicit drug users (does not have to be injection drugs)
People with clotting disorders like hemophilia
International travelers
People with chronic liver disease, including hepatitis B and hepatitis C are at increased risk for severe infections.

Preventing Hepatitis A Hepatitis A vaccination is the best way to prevent hepatitis A. The shot is safe and effective; anyone who wants to reduce their risk of hepatitis A should get vaccinated. Anyone who is in the higher risk groups should receive the hepatitis A vaccine to protect themselves.

Idaho's Hepatitis A Investigation

CDHD, along with state public health, has been investigating a hepatitis A outbreak that began emerging in early 2019. To date, eight cases of hepatitis A have been confirmed in Ada and Elmore counties, which are served by CDHD. Neighboring counties including Canyon, Blaine and Twin Falls have also seen a recent increase in hepatitis A cases, bringing the state count to 14 since Jan. 1, 2019. In 2018, only eight cases of hepatitis A were reported in Idaho.
TuitionIncreaseIdaho State Board of Education Approves Tuition and Fee Increases at Idaho's Four-Year Institutes

For Immediate Release
April 17, 2019

Contact: Mike Keckler
208-332-1591 (office)
208-866-5734 (cell)


The Idaho State Board of Education today approved increases in resident tuition and fees for full-time undergraduate students requested by each of Idaho's public four-year colleges and universities.
The percentage increases are as follows:
  • University of Idaho 5.6%
  • Boise State University 4.9%
  • Idaho State University 6.1%
  • Lewis-Clark State College 5.5%
"All of us would like to reduce the costs or hold the costs down for students," Board Member Andrew Scoggin said. "We put our institutions in a very tough situation when they have normal increases that are going to arise in order to provide quality education and to maintain facilities. Cost to students is critical, but so is the quality of their education."

The Board approved the increase on a 5-3 vote.

The Board meeting continues tomorrow on the University of Idaho campus in Moscow.
BSUPresidentIdaho State Board of Education Appoints New President of Boise State University

For Immediate Release
April 23, 2019

Contact: Mike Keckler
208-332-1591 (office)
208-866-5734 (cell)

The Idaho State Board of Education today named Dr. Marlene Tromp as the seventh president of Boise State University.
The Board approved a three-year contract for Dr. Tromp during a special Board meeting held by teleconference in the Stueckle Sky Center at Albertsons Stadium on the Boise State campus.
Dr. Tromp grew up in Green River, Wyoming.  She currently serves as Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor at the University of California, Santa Cruz, a research university with over 18,000 students.  Prior to her arrival at UC Santa Cruz, Dr. Tromp served in various administrative roles at Arizona State University including Vice Provost of the University's West Campus and Dean of ASU's New College of Interdisciplinary Studies.  ASU is ranked as the most innovative school in the nation for the fourth consecutive year by U.S. News and World Report. 
"Dr. Tromp has held leadership roles at two of the West's top universities and now she will become president of a third one," said Dr. Linda Clark, State Board Member and Boise State Screening Committee Chair.  "Boise State's momentum has been building for years and Dr. Tromp is the right person to continue that momentum and to build on it moving forward.  It was clear in surveys after the candidates visited Boise State last month that Dr. Tromp was the campus community's top pick.  The Board shares their enthusiasm about Boise State's next president."
Tromp earned a Ph.D. in English at the University of Florida, her M.A. in English at the University of Wyoming, and a B.A. at Creighton University in Nebraska.  She is a first-generation college graduate.
Dr. Marlene Tromp takes over at Boise State University on July 1, 2019.  Her annual salary will be $425,000.  She will be the first female president in Boise State's history.
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 

CanyonRimDanceCanyon Rim Dance Classic "Dancers Fight Cancer"
The 19th Annual Canyon Rim Dance Classic  will be held on Friday, April 26th (2:00 pm-10:00 pm)  and Saturday, April 27th (9:00 am-8:00 pm) at the College of Southern Idaho Gymnasium. This unique dance competition is a benefit for the American Cancer Society. Canyon Rim Dance Classic will showcase nearly 700 dancers from Idaho. The public is invited to attend both days. General admission will be $8 for Adults; $5 for Students & Senior Citizens; children under 5 will be admitted free. Admission tickets are good for both Friday & Saturday. All proceeds will be donated to the American Cancer Society in the name of "Dancers Fight Cancer" and tickets will be available at the door. 

Shari Mauldin
CRDC Directors
mdsdws.sam@gmail.com | 208.734.8630

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
ClassicTykesClassics for Tykes

This car show will benefit Adaptive Cycling of Idaho, a non-profit organization that provides bikes for disabled children and adults.

Rosa Davila
Chemistry Professor
rdavila@csi.edu | 208.732.6425

CaregiverConferenceCaregiver Conference
Shawna Wasko
CSI Office on Aging
swasko@csi.edu | 208.736.2122
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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