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DidYouKnowDid You Know..

Did you know that CSI's spring full-time equivalent (FTE) student enrollment was 3,929, the most since 2014?  

(Source:  PSR Spring Snapshot)

Chris Bragg
Associate Dean of Institutional Effectiveness
cbragg@csi.edu | 208.732.6775
LionsClubUPDATE: Lions Club Donations in Memory of Jennifer Patterson
The Faculty Staff Connections Committee would like to thank the CSI Community for their amazing support! FSCC collected 216 pairs of glasses, numerous pairs of lenses and 3 sets of hearing aids in memory of Jennifer Patterson. FSCC will continue to take Lions Club donations in memory of Jennifer year round. The Lions Club donation box is located in the CSI Gym by the front office area.

Thanks again,

Faculty Staff Connections Committee
ThanksWalkaMileThanks to the CSI Walk a Mile Team

CSI employees and students participated in the Annual Walk A Mile event to raise awareness for Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Diversity Council sponsored and recruited participants and wants to say thanks for their effort to support our shared vision of a community free from gender-based violence.

Perri Gardner
Assistant Professor, Political Science
pgardner@csi.edu | 208.732.6867
ScreenFreeApril 29 - May 5 is Screen-Free Week

Screen-Free Week is an annual invitation to play, explore, and rediscover the joys of life beyond ad-supported screens. From April 29 to May 5, 2019, thousands of families, schools, and communities around the world will put down their entertainment screens for seven days of fun, connection, and discovery.

Even though it's about turning off screens, Screen-Free Week isn't about going without - it's about what you can get! An hour once dedicated to YouTube becomes an hour spent outside; ten minutes wiled away on social media turn into ten minutes spent doodling; a movie on a rainy afternoon is replaced by time spent reading, chatting, or playing pretend!

You can celebrate Screen-Free Week at home, in your school, in your community, or anywhere - just put down those entertainment screens and do literally anything else! You might be surprised at what you find.

Rather than the usual "go online for more information' message, I'll simply invite you to GO OUTSIDE AND PLAY!

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

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

EmployeePhotosUpcoming Opportunities for Employee Photos
To all of you who KNOW you should get a new photo and keep putting it off, here are two upcoming sessions, one indoor and one outdoor:
              • 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, May 2, in the Canyon building studio
              • 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, May 3, in the fountain plaza at the center of campus (backup location in the event of windy or rainy weather will be the Canyon building studio)
Feel free to drop in at either of these to get your first photo or your badly needed update.

Doug Maughan
dmaughan@csi.edu | 208.732.6262
BuyBacksCSI Bookstore Cash for Books 

Jayme Ketterling
Bookstore Manager
jketterling@csi.edu | 208.732.6552
FinancialSeminarMay 9 VALIC Seminar: Retirement Strategies for Women
Thursday, May 9 11:30 - 12:30 p.m.
TAB Conference Rm 210, unless we outgrow the room

This program focuses on overcoming the financial hurdles specific to women as they plan and invest for the future. This program emphasizes the importance of having a personal plan a sound strategy and a consistent approach to saving.

Judy Heatwole, MTD
Wellbeing & Development Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu | 208.732.6269
GEDCeremony2019 CSI GED/HSE Graduation Ceremonies
6 PM - 2019 GED Graduation Ceremony
7 PM - 2019 GED Graduation Ceremony
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: 

Ann Keane
Office Specialist
akeane@csi.edu  | 208.732.6530

BikeMoreBike More, Drive Less, Give Back

Magic Valley! It's time to Bike More, Drive Less, and Give Back!

National Ride your Bike to Work week is May 13 - 19, 2019. We are encouraging you to leave your cars parked in the garage, hop on your bike, and commute to work with nothing but pedals and the open road beneath your feet!

Click here to purchase tickets for the BBQ, swag bag, and dry-fit shirt.

The proceeds for this honor-system event benefit St. Luke's Foundation Children's Community Health Fund and the Food & Nutrition Services Education Fund.

Sarah Harris
CSI Wellbeing Committee
sharris@csi.edu | 208.732.6813
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FitnessChallengeSpring into Summer Team Fitness Challenge

The State of Idaho Wellness Program brings us another wonderful short-term ( May 13-June 16, 2019) 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

TestingHoursSummer Testing Hours

Jeff Gourley
Testing Center Coordinator
jgourley@csi.edu | 208.732.6569
CCRCitizenship Classes at CSI
Do you have individuals coming into your office and asking about citizenship classes? Have them contact the CCR Intake office at ext. 6534. Offices are located on the 2nd floor of the Meyerhoeffer Building. Classes will run Tuesday and Thursday mornings May 21 - August 6.

Heather Etcheverry
ELA Lead Instructor
hetcheverry@csi.edu | 208.732.6540
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 

PhotoClassSummer & Fall Photo Classes

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

MassagesEmployee Massages to be Repeated in the Fall
I want to thank William's Chiropractic for two wonderful days of massages that they gifted to our employees in April.  They were wonderful to work with and their massage therapists were the best - as everyone told me!  I also want to thank all the employees that participated.  You showed up on time or called to say you had to miss and to open your spot to another.  Your kindness meant that everyone who wanted to attend was accommodated and we were even able to find new time slots for those that ended up with conflicts.  I appreciate you all!
This is just to let you know that William's was so impressed with you all that they asked to return in the fall!  They think our employees are the best.  We hope to find equally good days to fit all interested parties in for a fall semester treat.  Until then, remember to use your coupons for discounted services for a screening or future massage for yourself or a loved one - and have a great summer!
Judy Heatwole, MTD
Wellbeing & Development Coordinator
jheatwole@csi.edu | 208.732.6269

RetirementIncomeTest Your Retirement Income with This New Tool
Lorie Konish for CNBC
If you don't know how much money you will have to live on in retirement, you're not alone. Creating a steady paycheck to cover all your needs after saving for years is one of the biggest dilemmas that confound retirees today. A new tool aims to help you understand just how close you are to that goal.
A score called RISE - Retirement Income Security Evaluation - evaluates just where you fall in terms of having steady income in retirement, much like a credit score on a zero to 850 scale. The tool is provided by the Alliance for Lifetime Income, a nonprofit organization backed by the financial services industry. It was developed by Milliman, a provider of actuarial products and services.
Consumers can access the tool online. After inputting factors such as the Social Security income you expect, any pension income you may have, how much you have saved and your monthly living and medical expenses, you can see how well you will fare financially in retirement.
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

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

AthleticsScheduleCSI Athletics Schedule This Week

Sport Opponent Date Time Location
Cross Country Weber State Twilight Meet May 1 TBA Ogden, UT
Baseball Utah State University Eastern May 3
May 4
1 & 3 PM
12 & 2 PM
Price, UT
Softball Utah State University Eastern
May 3
May 4
1 & 3 PM
12 & 2 PM
Twin Falls, ID

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

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
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
Titans of the Ice Age
1:30 pm
Beyond The Sun: In Search of a New Earth
2:30 pm
We Are Stars, Wall of China*
3:30 pm
Beyond The Sun: In Search of a New Earth
4:30 pm
Planet Nine*
7:00 pm
Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity*
8:00 pm
National Parks Adventure
6:00 pm
Reptile Revue
7:00 pm
Phantom of the Universe*
*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

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

SpeakerShowcaseCSI Student Speaker Showcase
The Speakers' Showcase is an exciting event where CSI students get to show off their amazing speeches. Representatives from each Communication 101 course (other classes can participate!) are nominated and submit their best speech. A student attending any class can also submit independently. Communication faculty will judge the submissions and pick the top 6 speakers who then present their speeches at the Speakers' Showcase.
1st place : $150 gift card to the CSI Bookstore
2nd place : $100 gift card to the CSI Bookstore
3rd place: $75 gift card to the CSI Bookstore
*All gift cards are donated by the CSI Foundation
Thursday, May 2 in Hepworth Room 108. Pre-show starts at 6:00 p.m. The showcase begins at 6:30 p.m. and ends at 7:30 p.m.
Margaret Sass
Communication Instructor
msass@csi.edu | 208.914.3520

CheerTryoutsCSI Dance and Cheer Tryouts

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

CommEd2019Community Ed Classes - Spring 2019

Dates: May 4 - 11
Days: Saturdays
Time: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Break for lunch)
Fee: $50
Location: Twin Falls County Office Classroom/Range
Instructor: Sgt. Rick Beem
This is a course for men interested in a comprehensive overview of the responsibilities
and issues in carrying a concealed weapon. Topics include Idaho law, firearms safety, marksmanship, defense shooting, awareness, ballistic consideration, use of force issues, legal process, your actions pre-and post-incident, and firearm qualification.

Dates: May 29 - July 3
Days: Wednesdays
Time: 6 - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Canyon 133
Instructor: Jessica Larsen
Fee: $80+$22 supply fee
In this class, you will start with a blank slab of wood and then transform it into something special using a variety of different antiquing and distressing techniques.

Click here  for more information or to register. 

Click here to view Youth Summer Camps.

Camille Barigar 
Director of Community Enrichment
cbarigar@csi.edu | 208.732.6288
CarWashCSI-SNA Car Wash Fundraiser

Amanda Webb
CSI-SNA Vice President
AWebb1@csi.edu | 208.421.7110
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
CornHole CSI Ag Club Corn Hole Tournament

CSI Ag Club Presents a Corn Hole Tournament on Saturday, May 4, 2019, starting at 10:30 AM on the lawn behind the Taylor Building at the CSI Main Campus in Twin Falls.
  • Pre-Registration Fee: $15 per team
  • Registration at Event: $20 per team
  • Pre-Registration Ends: Friday, May 3, 2019
Saturday, May 4, 2019:
9 - 10 AM: Event Registration
10:30 AM: Corn Hole Tournament Begins

Register with any Ag Club member or in Evergreen A40 on the CSI main campus in Twin Falls. There will be teams of two and the tournament is double elimination play.

FaithAnn Hynek 
PlantSaleCSI Plant Sale 
Chance Munns
Assistant Professor, Horticulture
HonorsRecitalThe CSI Music Department Announces Honors Recital

The CSI Music Department announces the upcoming Honors Recital to be held Saturday, May 4, 2019, in the Fine Arts Auditorium at 2:00 p.m. This recital features outstanding music students performing on trumpet, cello, guitar, piano, voice and our first Student String Chamber Ensemble. We will also present the Music Student of the Year award.

Music of Bach, Brahms, Mozart, Rachmaninoff, Debussy,and others will be performed. Performing students are Marissa Crofts, Mason Wittman, Annette Hansen, Alex Hudson, Allie Myers, Andrew Coleman, Jeremiah Acosta, Tanner Brooks, Nick Overton, Anna Turner, Arika Gourley, and Monica Carillo-Casas. The performers are students of CSI Music Faculty-George Halsell, Michael Frew, Sue Miller, Megan Slade, and Serena Jenkins Clark.

This recital is open to the public with a suggested donation of $5.00 to go to the music scholarship fund. A reception will follow the performance.

Sue Miller
Professor of Music
smiller@csi.edu | 208.732.6769
HerrettForumHerrett Forum: "History and Archaeology of Western Airways with an Emphasis on Southern Idaho"

Teri Fattig
Herrett Center Director
tfattig@csi.edu | 208.732.6501
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
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

ComicsandCoffeeComics and Coffee - April

CJ Rasmusson  
Circulation Supervisor 

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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